Aspen History 101, 5:30-7 p.m.
The Aspen Historical Society kicks off the Wintersköl weekend with Aspen History 101 and a Mad Hatter’s Bash. The no-credit, fun college of the Rockies, also known as the Aspen State Teachers College, hosts a crash course in local lore, featuring actors, actresses, song, dance and even Lorenzo Semple. All attendees to AH101 will receive a student ID good for a $2 beer at the Mad Hatter’s Bash, directly following the program.
Mad Hatter’s Bash, 7:30-10 p.m.
Aspen’s beloved throwback to the Mad Hatter’s Ball invites attendees to wear crazy hats, the more DIY, the better. There will be a hat contest and a DJ spinning for a dance party in the Wheeler’s newly renovated bar area.
Both events are free to attend.
Presented by Aspen Historical Society, ACRA and Wheeler Opera House