Redstone Castle in warmer weather.

Friday, November 16

Redstone Castle Tours
10:30 a.m., Redstone
Built in 1902 by robber baron, industrialist, and coal magnate John Cleveland Osgood, the castle was originally a hunting retreat and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. On this 90-minute tour of the 42-room estate, experience the social culture of America's one percent at the turn of the 20th century. $25 adults/$20 seniors/$10 youth, theredstonecastle.com

Rock Bottom Ranch Farmyard Tour
11 a.m., Rock Bottom Ranch, Basalt
Staff and educators lead explorations of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' working ranch, including the animal paddocks, hoop houses, and gardens. They will also share the science behind vegetable production and livestock rotational grazing. Tours are appropriate for all ages. $5 per person/$10 per family/free for members, aspennature.org  

3rd Annual Barolo Night to Celebrate ACES & L'Hostaria
5:30 p.m., L'Hostaria
For its 22nd anniversary, the popular Italian eatery helps out the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies by donating 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the nonprofit's Children’s Education Fund. hostaria.com 

Deck the Walls Artisanal Market: Opening Reception
6–8 p.m., The Launchpad, Carbondale
Start your holiday shopping at this annual juried market presented by Carbondale Arts, which features goods made by artists and craftspeople from the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond; it runs through December 29. carbondalearts.com

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
7 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
Aspen Community Theatre's annual show is this revised version of the Tony Award–winning musical based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn$20-$25, aspenshowtix.com   

Dead Horses performs at The Temporary on Friday. 

Dead Horses with Benjamin Jaffee 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
The Wisconsin-based duo of Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff join forces with Benjamin Jaffee of L.A. band HoneyHoney for an evening of indie folk music. $13 in advance/$18 day of the show, tacaw.org

Policulture
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Get ready to enjoy an evening of mountain reggae with this five-piece band from Boulder. $5 GA, bellyupaspen.com

Saturday, November 17

Aspen Parkrun 
8 a.m., Aspen Recreation Center
Every Saturday, the Aspen Recreation department hosts weekly 5K timed runs. The course follows the High School Trail through the school district to the Marolt Open Space, continues over the Castle Creek foot bridge, and then returns. Parkrun is an international movement that encourages communities to sponsor free runs open to all. Free, parkrun.us/aspen  

Aspen Mountain Opening Day
9 a.m., Gondola Plaza
Get your skis tuned! Aspen Mountain opens five days early, with 130 acres of top-to-bottom skiing accessible via the Silver Queen Gondola and the Ajax Express, Bell Mountain, and Little Nell chairlifts. If you don't have a pass, lift tickets are $99 per day for adults and $59 for children, teens, and seniors. Half-day tickets for adults are $68 and $41 for children, teens, and seniors. aspensnowmass.com

CrafterDay
10 a.m.–2 p.m., Basalt Regional Library
Drop in for a fun craft project. Free, basaltlibrary.org  

Redstone Castle Tours
10:30 a.m., Redstone
Built in 1902 by robber baron, industrialist, and coal magnate John Cleveland Osgood, the castle was originally a hunting retreat and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. On this 90-minute tour of the 42-room estate, experience the social culture of America's one percent at the turn of the 20th century. $25 adults/$20 seniors/$10 youth, theredstonecastle.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  

Kid Flicks One: Best of the New York International Children's Film Fest
3 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt  
Recommended for ages 3 to 7, the 52-minute compilation features audience favorite and award-winning short films from New York International Children’s Film Festival. $8 in advance/$12 day of the show, tacaw.org

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
7 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
Aspen Community Theatre's annual show is this revised version of the Tony Award–winning musical based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn$20-$25, aspenshowtix.com  

On the Rise: Vienna Teng
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Using the piano as her primary instrument, Teng, who is also a singer and songwriter, performs folk, pop, classical piano, and a cappella. $22, wheeleroperahouse.com  

Honky Tonkin' with the Hang Rounders
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
Once the music starts, you're going to want your dancin' shoes. $15 for one advance ticket/$20 for a pair of advance tickets/$20 for one ticket day of show, tacaw.org

Are you ready for a raucous evening with Saved by the 90s?

Saved by the 90s
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
An ensemble cast of musicians takes the party all the way back to the era of slap bracelets, tee-shirt clips, and Urkel. $18 GA/$30 reserved/$5 surcharge for under 21, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, November 18

Redstone Castle Tours
10:30 a.m., Redstone
Built in 1902 by robber baron, industrialist, and coal magnate John Cleveland Osgood, the castle was originally a hunting retreat and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. On this 90-minute tour of the 42-room estate, experience the social culture of America's one percent at the turn of the 20th century. $25 adults/$20 seniors/$10 youth, theredstonecastle.com

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
2 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
Aspen Community Theatre's annual show is this revised version of the Tony Award–winning musical based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn$20-$25, aspenshowtix.com    

Literature Out Loud: Ellen Gilchrist's Stories
3 p.m., Pitkin County Library
Janice Estey reads "The Stucco House" and Eileen Seely reads "Survival of the Fittest." Free, pitcolib.org  

Sunday Night Football 
6:20 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Watch the Minnesota Vikings play the Chicago Bears on a 16-foot screen, with sliders, wings, beer, and more served right to your table. Talk about easy. No cover, bellyupaspen.com   

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