The Schnickelfritz Party
Head down to the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum on Tuesday evening to celebrate one of Aspen’s favorite characters. The Aspen Historical Society is honoring Freddie Fisher, the late local wit and musician, with an evening of live music from Walt Smith, barbecue from Hickory House and stories from Fisher’s friends and neighbors, including Don Higbie, Susan Fox and longtime Crystal Palace fixture Mead Metcalf.
Fisher, who died in 1967, carved out a unique niche in local life and lore through the 1950s and ‘60s. His irreverent letters to the editor on Aspen’s foibles, his musical shtick and his mechanical wizardry (which earned him the nickname “Fisher the Fixer”) are now matters of local legend.
Learn more at the Historical Society’s Schnickelfritz Party. It borrows its name from Fisher’s Schnickelfritz Orchestra (which took its name, aptly for Fisher, from the German term for “mischievous boy.”)
The party kicks off at 5:30. It’s $15 for dinner and $5 for beer.
Outside in Aspen
The editors of everybody’s favorite outdoors magazine are in town with some of the world’s elite athletes, running three days of participatory events. You can sign up to head out with the pros for biking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and other activities in the local mountains.
Other highlights include a free photo slideshow and discussion with adventure sports photographer Lucas Gilman at the Ute Mountaineer (Friday, 6-7 p.m.), a triathlon Saturday morning based at the Aspen Recreation Center, a concert by Jes Grew (Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at Aspen Mountain’s gondola plaza), a symposium on mountaineering and philanthropy including locals Chris Klug and Chris Davenport (Sunday, 3-5 p.m., also at gondola plaza).
To see a full schedule of events and to sign up for activities, stop by gondola plaza or visit outsideinaspen.com.