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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE MUNDINGER (JAZZ ASPEN); RED MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS (ART ASPEN) Last word (from top): Drawing big crowds (and even bigger acts), JAS's Labor Day Experience puts an exclamation mark on the end of Aspen's summer; San Francisco's The McLoughlin Gallery presented a sculpture by Moto Waganari at last year's Art Aspen; Maroon 5 will headline JAS's Labor Day Experience. "LABOR DAY EXPERIENCE IS LIKE A HOMECOMING FOR SO MANY CONNECTED TO THE VALLEY." —jim horowitz The show coincides with his musical performance at Aspen's first annual American Dream Award Gala benefiting English in Action (July 12, Belly Up Aspen, 450 S. Galena St., 970-785-8500;; englishin "This cause is extremely important," says Allende. "Language is what will really allow the Hispanic and Latin youth to [integrate into] the mainstream." CAN'T-MISS #3: EAT YOUR ART OUT Thirty top US galleries, including Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York City) and Yares Art (New York, Santa Fe, and Palm Springs), will feature at Art Aspen, one of the "must-attend art events of the summer for collectors, artists, and art patrons looking for modern and contemporary works," says Donna Davis, VP of Urban Expositions Art Group, which stages the annual fair. Expected to attract more than last year's record 6,000 attendees, this year's iteration will also partner with local Aspen restaurants for a luxury onsite lounge and café, and will host a local gallery walk "to introduce fairgoers to Aspen's thriving [local] art scene," says Davis. August 3–6, Aspen Ice Garden, 233 W. Hyman Ave.; CAN'T-MISS #4: CHUKKER UP Live and silent auctions join world-class polo when the Aspen Valley Polo Club hosts the second annual Chukkers, Champagne & Caviar fundraiser, bene- fiting the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation, to help kick off the summer polo season. Just like some of the sport's top athletes, Caribou Club will bring its A game, says AVHF President and CEO Deborah Breen, showering guests in Champagne and caviar. Game on! August 13, 970- 544-1302; aspenvalley; CAN'T-MISS #5: ROCK THE ROCKIES If Jazz Aspen Snowmass's June Experience (June 23–July 1) celebrates the arrival of summer, its Labor Day Experience closes it with a bang. "It's the perfect moment when alpine summer melts into alpine fall," says JAS founder Jim Horowitz. "The energy is amazing." More so this year, JAS's 27th, given the head- liners: Daryl Hall & John Oates, Keith Urban, and Maroon 5, who will rock Snowmass Town Park with The Roots, Lake Street Dive, and more. September 1–3, Town Park, Snowmass Village, 970-920-4996; labor-day-experience . SCENE MUST-DO 62  ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM

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