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TRTC's new adult comedy improvisation troupe had its debut performance in November 2016 and has sold out every show since. 

Friday, May 12

Explore Booksellers presents: Being a Mother in the Amazon Rainforest
In honor of Mother's Day, join author and artist Judy Hass for a presentation of her book
 about a woman who raised 11 children in the Amazon and wrote a moving letter about being a mother after one of her sons died. These beautiful works of art will be available for purchase at the event—a perfect Mother's Day gift. Free, explorebooksellers.com

POP! Spring Cabaret
7 p.m.,  Aspen Black Box Theater
Now in its fourth year, local students have craft a unique take on the teen experience in a production featuring hip-hop dance solos and pop vocal stylings. With cabaret-style seating, join Theatre Aspen before the show to enjoy “mocktail” bar service. $15, theatreaspen.org 

Environmental Shorts Films
5:307:30 p.m., Marble Distilling Co. 
Kick off Dandelion Day a night early with screenings selected and presented by the American Renewable Energy Institute and AREday
Free, marbledistilling.com 

Consensual Improv
8 p.m.,Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale
Catch TRTC’s hilarious new improvisational comedy posse as members take the stage for the first time with an edgy, high-energy, Second City–esque show. $12, thunderrivertheatre.com

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Costumes depicting plants, animals, natural elements, and fantasy beings are encouraged at Dandelion Day. 

Saturday, May 13

Arbor Day
10 a.m.–12 p.m., Paepcke Park
The City of Aspen's Parks Department presents a celebration honoring the holiday of trees with bucket truck rides for kids, a raffle, and informational booths on plating, care, insects, wildfires, and more. All Aspen residents get a free tree to take home with proof of residency. Free, aspenpitkin.com

Dandelion Day
10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sopris Park, Carbondale
Starting with the Procession of Species Parade on Main Street, the crowds flow into Sopris Park where local organizations and educational talks give attendees the opportunity to learn about incorporating environmentally friendly practices into their lives. There's also live music, a learning tent, and sustainable products for sale from local artisans. Free, dandelionday2017.org

Family Workshop
10 a.m., Aspen Art Museum
This month’s artist and theme for the drop-in workshop isDanh Võ and "We the People." The session begins in the Education Workshop, giving families choices for self-guided or educator-led activities and art-making stations. Free, aspenartumuseum.org 

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
1 p.m. & 4 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale 
TRTC’s production in its new “Theatre for Young Audiences” series is based on the popular children’s book series by Kevin Henkes and helmed by award-winning Glenwood Springs director, Wendy Moore. From $15, thunderrivertheatre.com 

POP! Spring Cabaret
7 p.m.,  Aspen Black Box Theater
Now in its fourth year, local students have craft a unique take on the teen experience in a production featuring hip-hop dance solos and pop vocal stylings. With cabaret-style seating, join Theatre Aspen before the show to enjoy “mocktail” bar service. $15, theatreaspen.org 

Comedy Night
7:30 p.m., Marble Distilling Company, Carbondale
This month’s headliner is Comedy Works regular Talon Saucerman—a good ol’ boy from South Dakota who left his family farm seeking fame, fortune and cheap whiskey along the way. He’ll play a free, encore performance in Aspen at Mi Chola at 10 p.m. $5, marbledistilling.com

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Take mom to Justice Snow's for a free mimosa on Sunday. 

Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day Brunch
9 a.m.–2 p.m., Justice Snow’s
If you must brunch, do it here with a special Mother's Day menu and complimentary mimosa or glass of sparkling wine for all moms. RSVP required, justicesnows.com

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
1 p.m. & 4 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale 
TRTC’s production in its new “Theatre for Young Audiences” series is based on the popular children’s book series by Kevin Henkes and helmed by award-winning Glenwood Springs director, Wendy Moore. From $15, thunderrivertheatre.com 

 

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