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Indie rock band Spoon plays in Aspen Friday and Saturday night.

Friday, March 30

 
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 every Friday after hiking up the mountain. Offerings include coffee, tea, and hot chocolate; an oatmeal and yogurt station featuring dry quick oats in a mason jar and a toppings bar of healthy add-ons; and two hot breakfast items. $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 beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long-time local historian. The tour meets at the mountaintop Guest Services cabin below the gondola. Free with lift ticket, aspenhistory.org

Freestyle Friday
 
12 p.m., Aspen Highlands Merry Go Round

Aspen SkiCo brings back this beloved mogul competition to Aspen Highlands for one day this spring, where there’s prime viewing from the deck of the Merry Go Round mid-mountain restaurant. $25 registration fee, aspensnowmass.com 

Sunset Skiing and Sundeck Party
 
2:30–9 p.m., Sundeck Restaurant, Aspen Mountain

Shred the slopes on Ajax until the sun sets. Afterwards, head to the Sundeck for après drink specials, food, and live music into the night. Foot passes to ride the Silver Queen Gondola are available for $10 after 4 p.m. Free, aspensnowmass.com

Friday Afternoon Club: The Low End
 
4 p.m., Marble Bar Aspen

Enjoy cocktails in Marble Distillery’s new Aspen bar while listening to live, local music from the Low End. Free, marbledistilling.com

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 bonfire. Aspensnowmass.com

Opening Reception: Word Is Bond
 
6–8 p.m., The Launchpad, Carbondale

This collaborative exhibition with Stanley Bell and Takeo Hiromitsu at the R2 Gallery brings together two artists and their individual styles through painting. Meet and talk with the artists at the opening reception. A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit is open through April 27. Free, carbondalearts.com

Matthew Whitaker
 
7 & 9:15 p.m., Downstairs at the Nell

He may be young, but 16-year-old pianist/organist Matthew Whitaker has quickly established himself as a talent to watch in today’s jazz scene, having already toured across the US and abroad. $40 (performance), $105 (with dinner), jazzaspensnowmass.org  

Library Cinema: Call Me By Your Name
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, this touching film is based on the novel by Andre Aciman. The story takes place in northern Italy in the summer of 1983, where 17-year-old Elio is spending time at his family’s villa. When he meets Oliver, a handsome American doctoral student, a summer of awakening desire and new love begins. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Bud Light Hi-Fi Core Party: Spoon
 
8 p.m., Corner of Cooper and Galena

The Austin-based indie rockers, who sold out Belly Up Aspen last August, bring catchy hits like “The Underdog” and “I Turn My Camera On” to the streets of downtown Aspen. The band will also play a more intimate show at Belly Up Aspen the next night, which is already sold out. Free. aspensnowmass.com

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

Learn how to salsa dance, then put your newly acquired moves to the test with open dancing at 9:30 p.m. Drink specials and freshly made tacos will be available throughout the evening. $4 in advance, $7 day of, tacaw.org

SOJA
 
9:30 p.m., Belly Up

This eight-piece reggae band has received a Grammy nomination, and its last four albums reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Album charts. Trevor Young will open with a special acoustic performance. $48 advance general admission, $52 day of show general admission, $75 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

 

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The Aspen Ascent Experience takes place Saturday.

Saturday, March 31

 
Helly Hansen 4 Mtn Mission
 
8 a.m.–6 p.m., All four mountains 
 

Join an adventure scavenger hunt race across all four of Aspen’s ski areas, starting at Snowmass and ending at Aspen Mountain. Your team of two or six will use a smartphone app to navigate check points at each ski area. Choose between an intermediate/expert terrain mission or a family-friendly, beginner/intermediate option. Whichever you choose, there are plenty of opportunities to win prizes. $50, aspensnowmass.com

 
Aspen Ascent Experience
 
9 a.m.–3 p.m., Buttermilk

For the second year in a row, Aspen Skiing Company and the City of Aspen partner to host this uphill festival. A vendor village at the base of Buttermilk features the latest demo gear for skinning, while clinics will be offered every hour on the hour through 1 p.m. A mountain-top party welcomes all uphillers who complete the trek to the top. So fun you want to do it twice? Stick around for the Full Moon Dinner at the Cliffhouse from 5–8 p.m. Free, aspensnowmass.com

Easter Party/Egg Hunt
 
12 p.m., Aspen Recreation Center

Kids can join in on a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt this holiday weekend, with three separate hunts for different age groups. Other activities include climbing for eggs, rubber duck races in the lazy river, hunting for pennies in the shallow end (which can be traded in for eggs), and a Bunny Hop diving competition. There may also be a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. Free for easter egg hunt, all other activities require Rec Pass or daily admission (youth pass $16.50), aspenrecreation.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
 
 
Closing Party
 
3:30 p.m., Chair 9 at The Little Nell

Send out the après hot spot, which closes up shop for the season, with a bang at this Hawaiian-themed party, which includes music from DJ Hex and drink specials. Free, thelittlenell.com

Matthew Whitaker
 
7 & 9:15 p.m., Downstairs at the Nell 

He may be young, but 16-year-old pianist/organist Matthew Whitaker has quickly established himself as a talent to watch in today’s jazz scene, having already toured across the US and abroad. $40 (performance), $105 (with dinner), jazzaspensnowmass.org  

Library Cinema: Call Me By Your Name
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, this touching film is based on the novel by Andre Aciman. The story takes place in northern Italy in the summer of 1983, where 17-year-old Elio is spending time at his family’s villa. When he meets Oliver, a handsome American doctoral student, a summer of awakening desire and new love begins. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Afro-Fusion with Paa Kow
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

This Ghanian-born drummer and composer and his band tore up the lawn party at last June's Jazz Aspen Snowmass Experience with an infectious blend of Afro-fusion grooves. The group's  just-released third album is titled Cookpot.  $14 in advance, $19 day of, tacaw.org

Bud Light Hi-Fi Core Party: Antibalas
 
8 p.m., Corner of Cooper and Galena

Masters of Afrobeat and devotees of fabled Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, this Brooklyn-based, horn-driven band will rock your socks (or ski boots) clear to the sky. Free, aspensnowmass.com

Spoon
 
9:30 p.m., Belly Up

The Austin-based indie rock band is at it again for a second night in a row in Aspen. The group also sold out the Belly Up last August, bringing catchy hits like “The Underdog” and “I Turn My Camera On.” This show is sold out, too, so hopefully good karma brings you a ticket. $85 general admission, $165 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

 

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The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic comes to Snowmass this weekend.

Sunday, April 1

 
National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic
 
All day, Snowmass Mountain

The slopes of Snowmass get an extra dose of uplift this week as some 400 military vets who were seriously wounded while serving learn and practice skiing during this annual life-changing event, now in its 32nd year. wintersportsclinic.org

Library Cinema: Call Me By Your Name
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, this touching film is based on the novel by Andre Aciman. The story takes place in northern Italy in the summer of 1983, where 17-year-old Elio is spending time at his family’s villa. When he meets Oliver, a handsome American doctoral student, a summer of awakening desire and new love begins. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Houndmouth
 
9 p.m., Belly Up

This alternative blues and indie rock band has made tracks on the festival circuit, playing gigs like Lollapalooza, Electric Forest Festival, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and more. You may recognize their hit single “Sedona,” which is off the group's second album, Little Neon Limelight. $32 general admission, $45 reserved, bellyupaspen.com


 

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