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It’s always an all-out party when this Colorado-bred bluegrass quintet comes to town.

Friday, November 10

 
 
 
Friday Night Live: Hurricane Carter
5 p.m., Home Team BBQ

Home Team's weekly series serves up Colorado 'cue with a side of live music. Based in Aspen, Hurricane Carter performs rootsy, soulful rock with a varied sound that focuses strongly on the vocal harmonies of guitarist Mark Nussmeier and percussionist TJ Gleave. Explorations into adventurous loop-based territory often happen as they mix original songs with rarely heard covers. Free, hometeambbq.com

Aspen Science Center Screening: The Farthest
6:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

There is never going to be another mission quite like it. In 1977, NASA sent two Voyager probes into deep space just in time for a historic alignment that allowed them to make a successful exploration of the outer planets of our solar system. It was the beginning of an incredible fact-finding mission and interstellar journey. The Farthest is a film filled with boundless human ingenuity, the endless lure of the unknown, the unfathomable distance and mystery of space, and one unforgettable golden record. $15, aspenshowtix.com 

Whiskey Autumn
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Founded by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Laut, Whiskey Autumn began as a bedroom folk project in Boulder before recruiting bassist Jason Paton and drummer Matty Schelling into the fold. With influences ranging from 1960's pop and soul to 1990's R&B and rock, the band's recent material is currently featured on college radio stations throughout the country. $9 (advance), $14 (door), tacaw.org

WhiteWater Ramble
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

It’s always an all-out party when this Colorado-bred bluegrass quintet comes to town. $5, bellyupaspen.com

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Welcome to My Life directed by Elizabeth Ito won the audience award 
in 2015 and screens at New York International Children's Film Festival "Best of the Fest" tour stop in Basalt.

Saturday, November 11

Austen Fest
9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., Pitkin County Library

This day-long celebration celebrates three of the best Austen-themed films: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Austenland. Pizza and popcorn provided! Free, pitcolib.org 

Family Workshop
10 a.m., Aspen Art Museum

These drop-in sessions are designed to provide children and adults an opportunity to explore the galleries and create works of art of their own. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together. Workshops begin in the Education Workshop, giving families choices for self-guided or Educator-led activities and art-making stations. Free, aspenartmuseum.org

Guided Tour
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

Drop-in for a spotlight tour of the latest exhibitions led by museum staff. Free, aspenartmuseum 

Kid Flix
3 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Explore new worlds at a screening of the best short films from New York International Children’s Film Festival, the largest film festival for kids and teens. Each year, NYICFF scours the globe for the best new films from around the world. Recommended for ages 3-7. $5 (advance), $8 (door) tacaw.org

Comedy Night
6:30 p.m., Marble Distilling Co.

This month’s headliner is 27-year comedy veteran, Deacon Gray, who’s opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Drew Carey, and Chris Rock. Being raised by a preacher, the Denver-based Deacon has a fun and unique take on being the only comic in his family. John Tole, a Marble Bar favorite, will warm up the crowd with an opening act. $10, marbledistilling.com

On the Rise: Front Country
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. After taking home first prize at the RockyGrass and Telluride festivals, and the release of their debut full-length album “Sake of the Sound” in 2014, Front Country began the nose-grinding work of making their name as a national touring act. $25, aspenshowtix.com 

Deacon Gray and Friends
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

This month’s headliner is 27-year comedy veteran, Deacon Gray, who’s opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Drew Carey, and Chris Rock. Being raised by a preacher, the Denver-based Deacon has a fun and unique take on being the only comic in his family. $19 (advance), $25 (door), tacaw.org

Dead Floyd
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Just as the name suggests, it’s a Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd mash-up of a cover band, which delivers an always unpredictable show. $5, bellyupaspen.com

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Go Broncos! 

Sunday, November 12

 
 
Sunday Afternoon Tea With Christia Madaci-Hoffman
3 p.m., Explore Booksellers

Poet Christia Madacsi Hoffman will read from her debut poetry volume, IntentInspired by a friend's daily photographic series, Christia Madacsi Hoffman set an intention to write a minimum of two lines of verse per day for one year. Four years and thousands of lines later, this lovely book is the result. Free, explorebooksellers.com

Alliance Film Series
4 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

AspenOUT and Aspen Film present JUST CHARLIE. A US premiere of this film by Rebekah Fortune. Winner of the Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival. A beautiful and touching story about transitioning youth that is sensitively rendered and projected for an entire world to understand. Free (students), $10 (adults), tacaw.org

Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos
6:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen 

Catch Sunday Night Football on the big screen with both bars open and the kitchen serving up wings and things. No cover, bellyupaspen.com

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