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by Andrew Travers, Time Out Staff Writer
National Music Day on the Mall
These free outdoor shows offer a perfect opportunity to whet your palate for the Aspen Music Festival & School’s coming classical music season, which launches on Thursday.

National Music Day will present Aspen Music Festival and School students performing in ensembles on both the Hyman and Cooper Avenue pedestrian malls on Friday, June 21. The free concerts run from about 10 a.m. to noon, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Student pianists will also perform an hour-long concert in the lobby of the St. Regis Resort at 11 a.m.

The National Music Day Foundation is a coalition of partners dedicated to taking music out of institutions and into people’s lives. By establishing one specific day each year (June 21) to celebrate music, they aim to encourage music making from both amateur as well as professional musicians and to break down the barriers between audience and performer.
National Music Day, New York

The Aspen shows are part of a worldwide network of coordinated concerts. Other towns around the U.S. featuring Music Day shows include New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Madison, Wisc. and Kalamazoo, Mich.

More information at http://nationalmusicday.org

SAW Open House in Carbondale
In Carbondale, Studio for Arts + Works (SAW) has become a bustling creative hub for the Roaring Fork Valley’s visual artists. A collaboration of 21 artists, SAW puts them all under one roof and offers precious studio space for local working artists in an inspiring environment. The collective will be hosting its first summer open house and artist reception on Friday, June 21. Studios will be open to the public, where you can watch residents creating, sharing, and selling original works. Artists on hand include Stanley Bell, Megan Wussow and Chris Erickson.

The reception is catered by Down Valley Tavern and will be followed by a special bike-in/walk-in outdoor screening of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” with the film projected on the side of the building.

SAW is located at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. The reception runs from 6 - 9 p.m. “Indiana Jones” follows. For more info, e-mail studioforartsandworks@gmail.com