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Friday, November 23

Black Friday Recreation Pass Sale
On sale through 11/26, Aspen Recreation Center
Buy a discounted five-month pass (online purchase only) good for access to the Aspen Recreation Center, Red Brick Recreation Center, and Aspen Ice Garden. $249 for adults/$129 for youth, www.aspenrecreation.com     

Sunlight Mountain Resort Opens for the Weekend
9 a.m., Glenwood Springs
For the first time in four years, Sunlight—or at least the lower half of the mountain—will be open for Thanksgiving weekend, kicking off its 52nd season. The first 52 people to arrive get free doughnuts and—for adults—a celebratory glass of sparkling wine. Lift tickets$30 for kids and adults, sunlightmtn.com   

Black Friday Sale
11 a.m.–4 p.m., Carbondale Clay Center
Visit the Holiday Invitational Market and enjoy snacks, "festive libations," and 15 percent off everything in the gallery and gallery shop. Free, carbondaleclay.org

Redstone Grand Illumination
10 a.m–until the festivities end, Redstone
Shops and restaurants will begin offering holiday fare at 10 a.m. Plus, enjoy cookies and hot cocoa at the Church at Redstone (4:30 p.m.), the lighting of the community Christmas tree at Redstone Park followed by a caroling procession (5 p.m.), a bonfire, and more. Free, redstonecolorado.org

Rock Bottom Ranch Winter 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    

Redstone Castle Tours
12, 1, and 1:30 p.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 1 percent at the turn of the 20th century. $25 adults/$20 seniors/$10 youth, theredstonecastle.com

Thanksjibbing
2–3 p.m., Fanny Hill, Snowmass
The season’s first rail jam highlights top local jibbers competing for cash prizes on a course of urban-inspired features. Free, aspensnowmass.com  

Under the Cover: Patrick Hasburgh
5:30–7 p.m., Explore Booksellers, Aspen
Director of Aspen Extreme and the series creator and writer for 21 Jump Street, Hasburgh will read from and sign his latest work, Pirata. Free, explorebooksellers.com

Jes Grew takes the stage in Basalt on Friday night. 

Black Friday with Jes Grew
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
Burn off your Turkey Day excesses by shaking and grooving to the music of this eclectic rock band from Aspen. $13 in advance/$18 day of show, tacaw.org   

Music Night for Jake Featuring Tomorrow's Bad Seeds
8:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Join the 5th annual benefit for the Jake Foerster Music and Arts Fund, with music from an LA–based, five-piece reggae, rock, and pop band. All proceeds go to the fund's 2019 college scholarship programming. $25 GA/$50 reserved seating, bellyupaspen.com

Saturday, November 24

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  

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 1 percent at the turn of the 20th century. $25 adults/$20 seniors/$10 youth, theredstonecastle.com     

Shop Small Saturday
11 a.m.–4 p.m., Carbondale Clay Center
Visit the Holiday Invitational Market and enjoy snacks, "festive libations," and 15 percent off everything in the gallery and gallery shop. Free, carbondaleclay.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.org  

Pink Breast Cancer Benefit Dinner
6:30 p.m., The Cooking School of Aspen
Chef Jimmy Nadell, co-hosting with Apachula Photography and Rustique Bistro, takes the color up a notch with an all-pink benefit dinner (featuring everything from pink lobster and tuna tartare to steak cooked pink) to raise money for breast cancer research. DJ Dylan will spin his music magic throughout the evening. 50 percent of proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen Colorado. $50, cookingschoolofaspen.com

Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
This Off-Broadway hit combines theater and satire in a fast-paced one-man show that takes a razor-edged look at what today's society holds dear. $18 members advance/$20 advance/$25 day of show, tacaw.org   

Late Night Radio performs at Belly Up on Saturday. 

Late Night Radio with Nobide
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
With a background in hip-hop, Alex Medellin of Late Night Radio is making his mark in the world of electronic and soul music by following his mantra of "emotion over energy." Boulder-based electronic act Nobide opens. $5, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, November 25

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 1 percent at the turn of the 20th century. $25 adults/$20 seniors/$10 youth, theredstonecastle.com    

Learn to Skate with the Aspen Skating Club
5 p.m., Aspen Recreation Center
Whether you've never laced up a pair of skates or could use a refresher, your first session with the Aspen Skating Club is complimentary, skates included. Classes also take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free, aspenfigureskatingclub.com  

Sunday Night Football 
6:20 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Watch the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings 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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