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, Tue.-Sun., 10am-6pm, free, Aspen Art Museum
Aspen Institute's series explores William Shakespeare’s plays while volunteer moderators lead participants through lively discussions dissecting the intriguing themes and characters in Shakespeare that still resonate today. Participants read one play per month and share their insights and questions to reach a fuller understanding of the works. March 16, April 20, May 11, June 15, 6:30-8:30pm, $225, (includes all sessions, reading materials, and refreshments; scholarships available), Koch Building, 1000 N. 3rd St, aspeninstitute.org
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
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