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Bundle up for Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday morning. 

Friday, February 9

 
 
 
Winter Bike to Work Day
7-10 a.m., Paepcke Park & 6:30-9 a.m., Carbondale Park & Ride

Intrepid cyclists who hit the streets on Winter Bike to Work Day are invited to visit stations in Carbondale or Aspen that day for free coffee, snacks and swag, plus winter biking tips and RFTA bus schedules. The two Winter Bike to Work Day events are presented by RFTA, Garfield Clean Energy, City of Aspen, CLEER, Why Cycles and Defiant Pack. Winter Bike to Work Day is a global event. Free, rfta.com

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

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 

Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass
5:30 p.m., Limelight Hotel

Join Aspen Historical Society for this new series that explore skiing’s illustrious past in the Aspen/Snowmass area featuring a wide range of vintage films from the AHS archives. Spanning four decades, the visual histories bring retro skiing to life on the big screen with food and beverage specials that may be enjoyed during the screenings. $10 suggested donation at the door, aspenhistory.org 

Aspen Laugh Fest Open Mic Night 
 
5:30 p.m., Silver City

Test your mettle against the greats as the Wheeler Opera House kicks off the Aspen Laugh Festival (February 20-24, 2018) with local talent in a one-night-only Open Mic Night! Limited to 10 comics on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign-up, email alexa.fitzpatrick@cityofaspen.com. There will be no sign-ups the night of the show. Each comic will have 6 minutes to perform and the winner will be invited to perform in the Colorado Comedy Night at the Limelight on February 20. Judges TBA. Free, wheeleroperahouse.com

Marble Distilling Co. Comedy Night 
6:30 p.m., The Marble Bar Carbondale & 9 p.m., The Marble Bar Aspen

This month, the Marble Bar welcomes back a favorite.  Stylistically manic, artistically brilliant, AJ Finney is an eclectic midwesterner with a passion for the psychedelic scene of the Sixties. Comedy, jam bands, and Volkswagens—that’s him. AJ is an engaging storyteller with a rhythm that quickly pulls you into his world. You’ll laugh until you leave and then later you’ll laugh again. $10 cover, marbledistilling.com 

JAS Café
7 & 9:15 p.m., Cooking School of Aspen

Grammy winning virtuoso guitarist and composer John Jorgensen and his Quintet start from the dynamic, high energy swing driven “Gypsy Jazz” of Django Reinhardt, then add elements of Latin, Romanian, Rock, Classical & Greek sounds into “21st Century World Music”, exploring Django’s musical influence on major pop guitarists from McCartney to Les Paul to Keith Richards, and many more. Known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, Jorgenson has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist who has collaborated with the like of Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Luciano Pavarotti, and Bob Dylan. $45 (performance), $110 (with dinner), jazzaspensnowmass.org  

Library Cinema: "A Bogie Weekend"
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

This weekend catch three different Humphrey Bogart movie each night! Maltese Falcon, the film that defined film noir and when Bogart achieved true stardom as Sam Spade, tells the tale of a hardboiled SanFrancisco private eye who can be as unscrupulous as the next guy but also adheres to his own personal code of honor. The classic also stars Sidney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, and Peter Lorre. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Jeffery Foucault
8 p.m., The Temporary

One of the finest songwriters of his generation, Jeffrey Foucault has taken, in his own words, ‘the small roads;’ building a brick and mortar independent international touring career of ten studio albums, countless miles and critical accolades. He’s been lauded for "stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest" (The New Yorker) and described as "quietly brilliant" (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Greil Marcus to Don Henley (who regularly covers Foucault in his live set), to Van Dyke Parks (who offered to play on Foucault’s 2011 offering, Horse Latitudes, after catching a live radio interview). $15 (advance), $17  (door), tacaw.org

Flosstradamus
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen 

Currently based in Brooklyn, Flosstradamus (AKA Curt Cameruci) came to prominence in Chicago while collaborating with acts such as Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, A-Trak, and Baauer. In the last few years they've collaborated with the likes of G.T.A, Lil' Jon, Waka Flocka Flame, Post Malone, and Travis Porter. Career highlights over the past decade include iconic tracks like Major Lazer's "Original Don" (Flosstradamus Remix), "CROWD CNTRL," "Mosh Pit," "TTU (Too Turnt Up)," "Soundclash," and "Prison Riot." $55, bellyupaspen.com

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The John Jorgensen Quintiet headlines JAS Café at the Cooking School of Aspen on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Saturday, February 10


Family Workshop
10 a.m., Aspen Art Museum

These drop-in sessions are designed to provide children and adults an opportunity to explore the galleries and create works of art of their own. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together. Workshops begin in the Education Workshop, giving families choices for self-guided or Educator-led activities and art-making stations. This month in partnership with Ascendigo Autism Services, AAM will host an additional special session (9 a.m.) focused on a a sensory-friendly guided gallery tour. All Family Workshops are first come, first served for families with children ages 3–10 and also include refreshments. Free, aspenartmuseum.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  

PostSecret: The Show
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House 

This immersive, poignant journey through the humor and humanity of the personal stories we keep to ourselves, and on rare occasions, share with others is told through projected images, videos, three actors and a guitarist who guide the audience through crowd-sourced narratives revealing the true stories behind the secrets. See the hopeful, shocking, painful, and sexual secrets that brought hundreds of millions to the PostSecret blog, became six best-selling books and are currently in a Smithsonian art exhibition. Frank Warren, Internet phenomenon and recipient of the Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award, collaborated with an award-winning team of theatre professionals to bring PostSecret to life, theatrically, for the first time. $38 ($1 of each ticket sold to go to Aspen Strong and directly support mental hygiene), wheeleroperahouse.org

Dirty Revival
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Led by the soulful vocals of Sarah Clarke, this Portland-based band has made their mark on the Pacific Northwest music scene. The unique ensemble delivers powerful original tracks and superbly arranged classics with a resounding presence, delivering passionate performances from dimly lit dive bars to crowded concert halls and open festival skies. The dynamic, seven-piece soul outfit shines on stage, and defines influences from funk- and soul-infused icons of the past. $12 (advance), $16 (door), tacaw.org 

Library Cinema: "A Bogie Weekend"
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

This weekend catch three different Humphrey Bogart movie each night! Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a superior morality play and one of the best movie treatments of the corrosiveness of greed. John Huston keeps a typically light and entertaining touch despite the strong theme for which he won Oscars for both Best Director and Best Screenplay. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

JAS Café
7 & 9:15 p.m., Cooking School of Aspen

Grammy winning virtuoso guitarist and composer John Jorgensen and his Quintet start from the dynamic, high energy swing driven “Gypsy Jazz” of Django Reinhardt, then add elements of Latin, Romanian, Rock, Classical & Greek sounds into “21st Century World Music”, exploring Django’s musical influence on major pop guitarists from McCartney to Les Paul to Keith Richards, and many more. Known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, Jorgenson has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist who has collaborated with the like of Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Luciano Pavarotti, and Bob Dylan. $45 (performance), $110 (with dinner), jazzaspensnowmass.org 

Keys N Krates
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

A turntablist, keyboardist, and drummer who puts their own spin on trap music will turn it up at the Belly Up. $27, bellyupaspen.com

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The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company Che Malambo takes the Wheeler Opera House stage on Sunday night. 

Sunday, February 11

 
 
 
Owl Creek Chase 
9 a.m., Lower Moore Field, Aspen High School

This year, the Owl Creek Chase will have a new course and distance utilizing the best snow in town on Aspen High School's Nordic trails. Choose from a 5K, 10K, 2-person Relay, 5K Wood Ski Division, or a 1K kids race. For those looking for even more fun, don a costume while you ski for a chance to win $50 in the Fancy Dress Category. Registration from $20, owlcreekchase.com 

Library Cinema: "A Bogie Weekend"
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

This weekend catch three different Humphrey Bogart movie each night! Casablanca is considered one of the greatest films of all time. Bogie is Rich with a soft spot for Ingrid Bergman. Also starring Caude Rains. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org 

Che Malambo
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is now thrilling audiences around the world with this new production created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas. Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested skills of agility, strength and dexterity among the gaucho. It soon evolved to include its hallmark, zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. In addition to Zapateo, Malambo features the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords and weighted with stones. $50 (adult), $30 (children), wheeleroperahouse.com 

Eric Johnson
7 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The Grammy-winning eclectic Texas-based blues guitarist and singer/songwriter makes a tour stop in celebration of his certified platinum plus 1990 release Ah Via Musicom. $35, bellyupaspen.com

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