While we wait for the next snowstorm, jazz lovers in Aspen are in for a real treat tonight. The iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band is playing at our favorite live music venue, the Belly Up at 9pm. With its intimate setting, the Belly Up is an ideal place to hear these amazing musicians with their New Orleans flair and inventive music. Don't miss it! Details at www.bellyupaspen.com
If you miss the Aspen Saturday Market, tomorrow you can fulfill your need for great fresh produce and baked goods by visiting the Winter Farmer's Market in Basalt. Besides veggies and baked goods, you can shop for meat, fish, eggs, cheese, pasta, soup, coffee, jewelry and leather products while listening to live music by Jimmy Dykann. Located indoors at the Eagle Crest Nursery, just off Highway 82, the market takes places from 10am to 4pm every Saturday until March 15. For details, call (970) 963-1173.
Buttermilk plays host starting tomorrow, February 20, for the Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open, a competition for athletes in slopestyle, superpipe and rail jams. This gold-level event is one of the finest open competitions in the country and many of today's hottest freeskiers have taken part, including current Olympian Torin Yater-Wallace. The Open runs through February 23 on the slopestyle and superpipe courses used during the Winter X Games. Details at www.aspensnowmass.com.