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Friday, February 2

 
 
Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club
8:45–10 a.m., Cliffhouse Restaurant, Buttermilk

New this year, uphill skiers are able to enjoy breakfast in the restaurant after hiking up the mountain every Friday. The Cliffhouse breakfast will be available for purchase with coffee, tea and hot chocolate, an oatmeal and yogurt station featuring dry quick oats in a mason jar and a toppings bar filled with healthy add-ons. Two hot breakfast options will also be available. $12 (hot items), $8 (oatmeal bar), aspensnowmass.com

Children's Storytime
10:30 a.m., Explore Booksellers

This Friday marks the official return of Explore Booksellers' popular weekly series, whose staff reads aloud from top kids titles and provides light snacks and an activity in-between books. Storytime is focused on ages 3 to 7. Free, explorebooksellers.com 

History Ski Tour
11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Aspen Mountain

Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying literally beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long time local historian. Meets at Guest Services cabin below the gondola at the top. Free with lift ticket ($94), aspenhistory.org 

Ullr Nights
5–9 p.m., Snowmass

Bundle up and ride the Snowmass gondola ($10) to some family-friendly snow play, including the new Breathtaker mountain coaster and lift-served tubing ($49 for a two-hour activities pass to access both; reserve in advance), free ice skating, free snowshoe tours with a guide from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (6 and 7:30 p.m.), snowbiking ($72 guided rides for ages 12 and up, free minibikes for younger kids), and climbing and sliding on a massive snow sculpture. Elk Camp restaurant serves dinner with live music, followed by s’mores and hot cocoa by the bonfireaspensnowmass.com  

First Fat Friday Parade
5 p.m., Downtown Carbondale

Kick off Carbondale's First Friday on the corner of 2nd Street and Main Street Mardi Gras Style. Parade entries will be judged and a trophy will be awarded in two categories, Best Overall Entry and Most Creative. Awards will be given at a family-friendly presentation at 6 p.m. at Carbondale Beer Works.

Aspen Youth Center Family Feud
5:30 p.m., Hotel Jerome

The second annual Family feud Aspen is the awesome fundraising game show gala, where teams take the stage to win ultimate bragging rights while supporting Aspen Youth Center. Festivities begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction prior to the show. During the show, audience members will enjoy an intimate 3 course dinner, lively libations and an exciting live auction. All proceeds from this event will go to keep Aspen Youth Center free for our community! $160, aspenyouthcenter.org   

First Friday Valley Visual Art Show & Local Film Feature
6–8 p.m, The Launchpad, Carbondale

Post-parade, head to The Launchpad for the 39th Valley Visual Art Show and screening of Silverline Valentine by local filmmaker Brandon McDuffey. This adaptation of the cerebral romance short story written by René Cousineau involved a crew not only from the Los Angeles and Denver area, but also from our very own Roaring Fork Valley including producers Maxwell Barbanell and Veronica Glass Walker, cinematographer Ian Morrison, music composer Lewis Hurrell, storyboard artist Carlos Peña, and Lead Actress Sophie Sakson. This event is not only to bring awareness to the film and the local artists that were involved, but will also be a "Spare Change" fundraiser to help with film festival submission fees. Free with donations requested, carbondalearts.com

JAS Café
7 & 9:15 p.m., The Little Nell 

Triple threat talent Katie Thiroux will bring her bravura bass playing, assured singing, and compelling compositions to Aspen for an in-the-moment jazz performance that draws up the rich history of music, from swing to bebop and beyond. $40, jazzaspensnowmass.org 

An Evening With Holly Bowling: The Music of Phish and the Grateful Dead
7 p.m., Aspen District Theater

Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco-based classically trained pianist Holly Bowling, who infuses jam band music with a technically advanced, emotionally rich style. After studying piano performance at SF State University, Bowling has turned her agile mind and interpretive prowess to the works of Phish on 2013’s Distillation Of A Dream album and the newly released Grateful Dead focused Better Left Unsung$20, eventbrite.com

Library Cinema: The Other Side of Hope
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo--and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

An Evening with Gasoline Lollipops
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

This Colorado-based band combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the energy and rebelliousness of punk. It's an all-new incarnation of alt-country that’s both high-energy and heartfelt, like the American highway's soundtrack. This year Colorado Daily readers voted Gasoline Lollipops "Best Local Musician/Group" for 2017. $12 (advance), $17 (door), tacaw.org

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Trombone Shorty, a beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews, was raised in one of the most musical families in New Orlean’s famous neighborhood of Tremé. Fresh out of high school, he joined Lenny Kravitz' band. Andrews' previous projects include 2010's Grammy-nominated “Backatown,” his sophomore effort, “For True,” which spent 12 weeks atop Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart. His latest two albums include Say That To Say This and Parking Lot Symphony. $55, wheeleroperahouse.com

An Evening with STS9
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Since forming in Atlanta, GA over 15 years ago, instrumental electronic rock band STS9 has experienced an unceasing meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene. $90 (sold out), bellyupaspen.com

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STS9 returns for a sold out run at the Belly Up Aspen.

Saturday, February 3

 
Ski Spree & Taste of Sunlight
 
All day, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Springs

Come join in on the 2nd annual Taste of Sunlight during our Ski Spree weekend! We will have the two day mountain treasure hunt with bunch of cool prizes to win & live music and obviously the Taste of Sunlight! && so much more to that, like fireworks! $40 (lift ticket), $10 (tasting ticket), sunlightmtn.com

Guided Tour
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

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

JAS Café
7 & 9:15 p.m., The Little Nell 

Triple threat talent Katie Thiroux will bring her bravura bass playing, assured singing, and compelling compositions to Aspen for an in-the-moment jazz performance that draws up the rich history of music, from swing to bebop and beyond. $40, jazzaspensnowmass.org  

Tacos, Salsa, & Bachata
8:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Back by popular demand! Celebrate the season with fresh made tacos by Nacho, drink specials, salsa lessons, and dance music.  $4 (advance), $7 (door), tacaw.org

An Evening with STS9
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Since forming in Atlanta, GA over 15 years ago, instrumental electronic rock band STS9 has experienced an unceasing meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene. $90 (sold out), bellyupaspen.com

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The Other Side of Hope earned Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki the Silver Bear award for best director at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017.

Sunday, February 4

 
 
Super Bowl LII
4:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Catch football's biggest night on the big screen with both bars open and the kitchen serving up wings and things. No cover, bellyupaspen.com 

Wake Up & Live: A Bob Marley Tribute
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Denver guitarist and vocalist Dave Halchak pushes the boundaries of your normal "tribute" band by taking the music of Bob Marley into uncharted improvisational moments. This and the stellar arrangements create a unique and powerful twist on the Marley catalog. After just a year, the Denver-based band has already made their mark on the premier stages of
Colorado. $8, bellyupaspen.com 

Library Cinema: The Other Side of Hope
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo--and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

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