Art and Free Soup, what a perfect combination. Join the Aspen Art Museum for a closer look at the works of exhibiting artist Roger Hiorns, and a discussion of the finer points of his craft. While you peruse, enjoy a taste of Friday's Soupskol fare with four-time Soupskol champ Chef Clark Church of Snowmass' Garnish Cafe. Sneak preview of hot soup and good art, this Thursday at the Aspen Art Museum. For more info, www.aspenartmuseum.org.
This Thursday, January 13 from 10 to noon, enjoy a free, guided snowshoe tour around Aspen's Northstar Nature Preserve. Deer, elk and assorted wildlife cross the Preserve on their way to winter hideouts, and traversing the open space via snowshoe affords a first-hand look at Aspen's backyard. Bring your own snowshoes, or use a pair provided through the Roaring Fork Club. For more info, visit: www.roaringfork.org or call (970) 927-1290.
New Folk icon, and Master of Thoughtful Rock, John Gorka kicks off the musical New Year at the Wheeler Opera House this Friday night. Gorka' created some powerful music of his own, as well as written meaningful lyrics for contemporaries like Nancy Griffith and Maura O'Connell.
Crossing over into country, folk and rock, Gorka blends sounds and sentiments together for an always moving live performance. Treat yourself to a John Gorka concert, this Friday at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. For more info, www.wheeleroperahouse.com.