The international contemporary art museum will see five distinctive artists throughout its winter season. Currently on view: Oscar Murillo’s Social Attitude (through May 17), Yayoi Kusama’s Where the Lights in My Heart Go (through May 10) and Lisa Yuskavage’s Wildernes (through May 31). Through May 31, ., 10am-6pm, free, Aspen Art Museum
Featuring works by Tania Dibbs, Lizzy Taber, Ángeles Peña, Pauline RRRRRRR and Yuri Z, Tales of Water examines the importance of water as a non-renewable resource through the lens of scientific data, documentary photography, painting, sculpture and video art. The collaborative visual arts show is co-produced between Skye Gallery and Ether Arts Project, in conjuction with CORE, in the framework of their second annual Imagine Climate, a month-long initiative that explores creative perspectives on climate change. Show through April 14, Skye Gallery Aspen
The Tech Championships will return to Aspen after 60 years, with Aspen Highlands hosting some of the leading U.S. Ski Team athletes. In collaboration with U.S. Ski and Snowboard and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, the elite race includes the disciplines of men’s and women’s slalom, giant slalom and parallel slalom (with some events taking place at Snowmass). March 28-31, times vary, spectating free, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass Ski Area
Voted one of the “50 film festivals worth the entry fee in 2018” by Moviemaker Magazine, the annual Oscar-qualifying film festival is noted as one of the leading short film festivals in the nation. With five Oscar-qualifying categories—animation, comedy, documentary, drama and short—and over 50 featured films, attendees are guaranteed an eclectic movie marathon experience. March 31-April 5, times vary, tickets from $20, Wheeler Opera House, aspenfilm.org
Journalist Beth Macy is the author of three The New York Times best-selling nonfiction books about outsiders and underdogs. Her 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Prize-winning Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local–and Helped Save an American Town, traced the aftereffects of globalization in America. Her 2016 book, Truevine: Two Brothers, A Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest, was a Kirkus Prize finalist and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Both books are in development for film/television. So is her 2018 exploration of the opioid crisis, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. Her latest book, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in nonfiction and winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was an instant best-seller. Macy has also published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and aspenwords.org. Based out of Roanoke, VA, for three decades, she was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard in 2010. 6-7PM, $25, Paepcke Auditorium,
In celebration of Buttermilk’s closing day, the mountain hosts an annual Bacon Appreciation Day featuring a schedule of all things bacon including bacon waffles at the Cliffhouse starting at 9AM, bacon doughnuts at 10:30AM, and bacon samplers around the mountain from 11AM until it runs out. There will be a bacon and beer happy hour at Bumps restaurant from 2-4PM.
In conjunction with Bacon Appreciation Day, Buttermilk will also host an uphilling event called ‘Fueled by Bacon Sizzle Up, starting 8AM at the base and ending at the Cliffhouse. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, center cut (person who is in the middle of the pack) and for the fastest, with additional prizes raffled off as well. Bacon will be available at the base and finish line and bacon waffles will be served at the Cliffhouse. aspensnowmass.com