Throughout the winter, you'll have the opportunity to meet the critters of Rock Bottom Ranch every Friday. 

Friday, November 9

International Games Week–Day 4
9–4 p.m, Dunaway Community Room, Pitkin County Library
A wide variety of games for kids, teens, adults, and families will be set up on tables and computers at this American Library Association–recognized event. Free, pitcolib.org 

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  

42nd Annual Emma Schoolhouse Christmas Bazaar
4–7 p.m., Emma Schoolhouse
Local artists sell what you need to get a start on holiday shopping: local honey, wooden cutting boards, pottery, jewelry, hand-blown glass, children's clothing, zippered pouches, natural skincare products, stuffed animals, and more. Free, business.basaltchamber.org

Art After Hours: Doug Graybeal
5–6 p.m., Basalt Regional Library
The library remains open late for Basalt's 2nd Fridays Artwalk, so visitors have time to meet Graybeal and see his display of watercolor and pastel paintings. The exhibit will be up through the month of November. Free, basaltlibrary.org

JAS Presents: An Evening of Jazz
7 p.m., Third Street Center, Carbondale
The Roaring Fork High School Jazz Band, along with other top local music students, will join the Jazz Arts Messengers, from the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, for an evening of mainstream and contemporary works, including original pieces written by students to raise money for music in schools. Free (donations appreciated), jazzaspensnowmass.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, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. $20-$25, aspenshowtix.com  

EmiSunshine & the Rain
7:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
This teen music prodigy is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. You may recognize her from the Today show or the Grand Ole Opry, where she's performed more than a dozen times. $17 in advance/$22 day of show, bring your teenagers for free, tacaw.org  

80's Prom with Sixteen Candles
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Whether you actually experienced a prom in the ’80's or want to imagine what it was like, this is your chance to dance the night away in questionable styles that just won't go away. $18 GA, $25 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

Saturday, November 10

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  

42nd Annual Emma Schoolhouse Christmas Bazaar
8–3 p.m., Emma Schoolhouse
Local artists sell what you need to get a start on holiday shopping: local honey, wooden cutting boards, pottery, jewelry, hand-blown glass, children's clothing, zippered pouches, natural skincare products, stuffed animals, and more. Free, business.basaltchamber.org  

42nd Annual Carbondale Christmas Boutique
8–3 p.m., Carbondale Fire House
This long-running boutique highlights local artisans and their wares, including stained glass, wreaths, natural fiber arts, handmade soap, jewelry, and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District. Free, facebook.com

This Saturday is your chance to create art as a family at the Aspen Art Museum. 

Make: Family Workshop
10 a.m., Aspen Art Museum
Come with your family to explore the galleries and create works of art of your own. Free, aspenartmuseum.org

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

International Games Week–Day 5
12–4 p.m, Dunaway Community Room, Pitkin County Library
A wide variety of games for kids, teens, adults, and families will be set up on tables and computers at this American Library Association–recognized event. Free, pitcolib.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   

Immigrant Voices: A Project by English In Action, Writ Large, and The Temporary
6 p.m. (drinks and appetizers)/7 p.m. (performance), The Temporary, Basalt
This live storytelling event features seven local immigrants who will reflect on their memories of home and finding community, love, and purpose in a new country. The event, a benefit for English in Action, will be hosted by Alya Howe. $10, 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, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn$20-$25, aspenshowtix.com 

On the Rise: Heather Maloney
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Massachusetts-basesd singer-songwriter Maloney, who is influenced by folk, pop, and rock from the 1960's and ’70's, has toured nationally as a headliner, as well as in support of acts like Lake Street Dive, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Gary Clark Jr., Colin Hay, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. $22, aspenshowtix.com  

Shakedown Street
9:45 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Aspen heads alert: One of the longest-running Grateful Dead tribute bands is back in town for a jam sesh drawing from a repertoire of 200 covers. No cover until 10 p.m./$10 after, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, November 11 

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, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. $20-$25, aspenshowtix.com    

Michael Franti returns to rock the town this Sunday. 

Michael Franti
8:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Join the Aspen community in celebrating the legacy of Aspen native Gunilla Asher, who passed away in 2014, during an evening of funk/reggae revelry with this barefoot rocker legend. $75 GA/$135 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

A Tribute to Walt Smith: A Jazz Pioneer
4:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
Smith, who died in August, was once the king of Aspen's jazz scene. Musicians who played with him during his long career will perform at this memorial retrospective. Proceeds from the event will help support a jazz scholarship at Colorado Mesa University. $20 in advance/$25 day of the show, tacaw.org

 

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