Aspen Square Daily News

Aspen Laff Festival Begins Thursday


While we wait for the next snowstorm to arrive, there are plenty of fun events in Aspen this week. If you're in the mood for some chuckles, the return of the Aspen Laff Festival, February 20-22, may be just what you're looking for. Now in its fourth year, the Laff Festival brings up-and-coming stand-up comedians to the Wheeler Opera House stage. Included this year are "Short Snorts" apres ski presentations. For ticket information you can call the Wheeler Box Office at 970-920-5770, or visit

AVSC Bonfire Dinner


One of our favorite mid-winter events, the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) Nordic Bonfire Dinner, is tomorrow night, February 15 from 6-8pm. Cross-country ski or snowshoe on 1.5 miles of candlelit trails on the Aspen Golf Course, while enjoying food stops with hors d'oeuvres, soups and desserts from some of Aspen's best restaurants. This fun event benefits the AVSC's nordic programs. For details, visit

Light It Up Blue Aspen

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We are in the middle of a week of events designed to bring increased awareness of Autism to the public. Light It Up Blue Aspen is a collaboration with Nina McLemore (a women's boutique in the Aspen Square building), Kathryn Rabinow of the Ann Korolgos Gallery and Sentient Jet. Included in the festivities are a Prosecco & Bellini Bar, a photography exhibit and the Light It Up Blue Gala at the Hotel Jerome on Sunday, February 16. 15% of sales of Nina McLemore, Palaso Accessories and Kathryn Rabinow Photography will be donated to Light It Up Blue Aspen during the dates of February 10-17.

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