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The Shape of Water screens at the Pitkin County Library Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

Friday, April 13

 
Artists in Residence: Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
 
All day, The Launchpad, Carbondale

This New York– and Palestine-based company finishes a weeklong residency with Dance Initiative. Through dance, the group tells a story of underrepresented communities, with the aim of inspiring transnational dialogue and social discourse. Rehearsals are open to the public. Free, danceinitiative.org 

Community Clay Day for the Latino Folk Art Garden
 
1 p.m., Carbondale Clay Center

Assist in building large clay planter pots that will live in the town's Latino Folk Art Garden . This community event is put on by Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Clay Center. Free, carbondalearts.com

Tom Ressel
 
4 p.m., Marble Bar Aspen

Tom Ressel plays an acoustic set with a variety of old and new classic covers, as well as a few of his own songs. Free, marbledistilling.com

Defiance Stringband Après Ski
 
4:30–7:30 p.m., Limelight Hotel

Come enjoy an acoustic set from this local trio that plays an eclectic mix of styles, from bluegrass and folk to Celtic and country. Food and drink available for purchase. Free, limelighthotels.com

Summers Moore Exhibition Opening
 
5 p.m., The Art Base, Basalt

This photography show by local artist Summers Moore showcases her work from the past 20 years, including Polaroid, black and white, horse, and abstraction photography. The exhibition runs through May 4. Free, theartbase.org

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

The Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Skiing Company co-host this series of vintage ski flicks from the 1940s to the 1970s. This evening’s films are from the 1960s and ’70s and include Grand Opening of Snowmass, Highlands Fling, and Snowmass 1967. All three films run under 30 minutes. $10 suggested donation, aspenhistory.org

The Milemarkers
 
7 p.m., Marble Distlling Co., Carbondale

Local musicians Nelson Oldham and Hap Harriman make up this Americana rock group that will perform an acoustic set of original songs. Free, marbledistilling.com

Library Cinema: The Shape of Water
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
 

Winner of numerous Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this story takes place in Baltimore during Cold War–era America. Elisa is a mute who works at a high-security government laboratory. When she and her co-worker Zelda discover a highly classified experiment—a large creature that lives in the water tank and is government property—things change forever. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Mala Rumba
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

This four-member band from Cabo, Mexico, is known for its powerful flamenco sounds, a modern take on the classics. $14 in advance, $19 day of, tacaw.org

Berkel Beats and Golden
 
10 p.m., Belly Up

A well-priced regular performer during the off-season months, local Nate Berkel manufactures beats that always get crowds on their feet and in a dancing mood. $5, bellyupaspen.com 

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Thunder River Theatre Company puts on The Emperor's New Clothes on Saturday and Sunday.

Image: Corey Simpson

Saturday, April 14

 
Aspen Parkrun
 
8 a.m., Aspen Recreation Center

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

Dance Valley Dance
 
11 a.m., Carbondale Recreation and Community Center

This 12-hour dance marathon—led by DJs, dance instructors, youth dance groups, and high school cheerleaders—will benefit both the Aspen Youth Center and Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley. Cheer on and motivate the dancers of all ages, who have solicited pledges for every hour they dance. Spectator tickets $15 ahead of time and $25 day of, dance participant ticket $150, dancevalleydance.org

Elk Camp Surf & Snow Beach Party
 
11:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m., Elk Camp, Snowmass

The celebration at Snowmass, which wraps up the resort’s 50th anniversary season, includes a party at Elk Camp with music from DJ Naka G and DJ Hex, drink specials, margarita bike blenders, hot tubs, and prize giveaways. Plus, at the end of the day, there’s a swimsuit ski parade to the base. If all goes as planned, attendees could help break the North American record for the largest parade of this kind. Free with ski pass, aspensnowmass.com

Community Clay Day for the Latino Folk Art Garden
 
1 p.m., The Carbondale Clay Center

Assist in building large clay planter pots that will live in the town's Latino Folk Art Garden. This community event is put on by Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Clay Center. Free, carbondalearts.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 

Young Curators of the Roaring Fork Opening
 
3 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

The exhibition “Real Artists, Real Action” includes artwork from the Young Curators of the Roaring Fork, a six-month program put on by the museum for high school students. The exhibit runs through April 29. Free, aspenartmuseum.org

Would I Lie To You? Liar’s Contest Story Slam
 
5:15 p.m., The Art Base, Basalt

Is the story a truth or a lie? That’s what audience members and judges Jacque Whittsit, Steve Skadron, David Bach, and Helene Gude will try to determine in this contest featuring some of the valley’s best storytellers. Free, theartbase.org

The Emperor’s New Clothes

6:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company

This show is based off of the famed children’s tale by Hans Christian Andersen, with a wacky cast of characters that makes the performance fun for the whole family. $10–$12, thunderrivertheatre.com

Comedy Night
 
7 p.m., Marble Distilling Co., Carbondale

Winner of the 2015 Comedy Works New Faces Competition and the 2016 Denver Improv Stand-Up Showdown, comedian David Rodriguez is a family man out of Fort Collins who often makes his kids the butt of his jokes. Comedian Jodie Champion opens. $10, marbledistilling.com

Totally Rad 80’s Prom with the Davenports
 
7 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Go back in time with this Carbondale-based band that cranks out ’80s hits and yacht-rock classics. Proceeds from tickets sales benefit the Waldorf School of the Roaring Fork. $27 in advance, $29 day of, tacaw.org

Library Cinema: The Shape of Water
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
 

Winner of numerous Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this story takes place in Baltimore during Cold War–era America. Elisa is a mute who works at a high-security government laboratory. When she and her co-worker Zelda discover a highly classified experiment—a large creature that lives in the water tank and is government property—things change forever.  $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

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The 10th annual Schneetag takes place Sunday at Snowmass.

Sunday, April 15

 
Aspen Mountain Closing Day
 
All day, Aspen Mountain

Bid farewell to the season with two parties, one at the top of the mountain and one at the base. The ‘80s prom party (where large poofy dresses are highly encouraged) starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Sundeck. The Colorado-based 1980s band The Goonies will perform on the outdoor patio until 3 p.m. Ski down the hill for the afternoon party called La Ultima Fiesta, which takes place at Ajax Tavern. The Mala Rumba band will perform from 2–5 p.m, and food stations will be set up on the patio. Free with ski pass, aspensnowmass.com

Snowmass Closing Day
 
All day, Snowmass Mountain

Wrap up the resort’s 50th anniversary season with the 10th annual Schneetag, where teams of four slide down a slope in a homemade craft, then try to float it across a pond. Each team must also present a skit before the descent. During the Smith Optics Grudge Match, snowboarders spin a “trick wheel” to see what feat they will have to complete in a specially constructed terrain park. Free, aspensnowmass.com

Community Clay Day for the Latino Folk Art Garden
 
1 p.m., The Carbondale Clay Center

Assist in building large clay planter pots that will live in the town's Latino Folk Art Garden. This community event is put on by Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Clay Center. Free, carbondalearts.com

The Emperor’s New Clothes
 
6:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company

This show is based off of the famed children’s tale by Hans Christian Andersen, with a wacky cast of characters that makes the performance fun for the whole family. $10–$12, thunderrivertheatre.com

"Two Writers, One Novel: Can This Marriage Be Saved?”
 
5–7 p.m., Basalt Regional Library

Novelists Andy Stone and Linda Lafferty, who have been married for more than 30 years, talk about their life together and their new book. Check out our Q&A with the couple here. $20, basaltlibrary.org

Library Cinema: The Shape of Water
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
 

Winner of numerous Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this story takes place in Baltimore during Cold War–era America. Elisa is a mute who works at a high-security government laboratory. When she and her co-worker Zelda discover a highly classified experiment—a large creature that lives in the water tank and is government property—things change forever. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

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