It's Presidents Weekend, it's Valentines Day and the Olympics are coming to winter screens, big and small, all throughout town. We've sent off our local Olympians and welcome some big entertainment this week. The North Mississippi All-Stars, Les Claypool and Government Mule, all coming to the BellyUp over the next few days. Aspen Art Museum invites us all to another thought-provoking art opening this Thursday, and the Wheeler hosts a slew of local musicians to benefit the children of Haiti. Good news, your stay at Aspen Square Hotel will be right in the middle of all the action!
Aspen Square Hotel is just a few blocks away from the Historic Wheeler Opera House, whose lineup brings some international greats and great causes, over the next few weeks. Friday, February 5, Mountain Groove Productions presents Bela Fleck with the Africa Project. Bluegrass and string music legend Bela Fleck teams up with the Amazing African Muscians Project, Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, and Anania Ngoliga with John Kitime.
After the ski day and the fun and the frolicking, Aspen offers the thought-provoking programs of the Aspen Institute. What a way to appreciate all Aspen has to offer, by turning your now-relaxed sensibilities to the matters of the mind. Aspen Institute presents 2010 Great Decisions Series, an eight-week discussion of key foreign policy issues in today's realm: Russia and its neighbors; the Global financial crisis; preventing genocide, conflict resolution tactics and peace building, to name a few. The Series starts February 2 and runs through March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.