Friday, May 4

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Spend your "First Friday" enjoying art and live music in Carbondale. 

 First Friday and 6th Annual Family Block Party
4 p.m.–8 p.m., Carbondale
It's time for the monthly art walk and gallery open house in Carbondale. Already a great street party, this month's version promises to be even more fun, thanks to the concurrent 6th Annual Family Block Party. Enjoy live music, kids' activities, book-making, a beer and spirit garden, Slow Groovin' BBQ, and a silent auction. Activities are free, cash bar and food, carbondale.com

Just a Little Grimm
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
The Aspen Community School presents its very own humorously colorful re-imagining of Grimm's fairytales. Do the tales still apply today? See this creative take—everything's original, from script to music to costumes—and decide for yourself.  Tickets: Adults $18, kids 16 and under $12, aspenshowtix.com

Shakedown Street
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Break out the tie-dye and get ready to make your skeletons dance, as this much-loved Grateful Dead tribute band returns to Aspen with a repertoire of 200+ songs. Free until 10 p.m., $10 cover after, bellyupaspen.com

Saturday, May 5

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 

Aspen Free Family Fun Fair
11 a.m.–3 p.m., Aspen Recreation Center
Free activities, giveaways, bubble soccer, kayak and stand-up paddleboard demos, swimming, a bounce house, puppies (!), and more await. Ajax Donuts will have food available for purchase. Free, aspenreccenter.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

Kentucky Derby Party
2 p.m.–6 p.m., Rumble Ridge Ranch, 1844 Upper Cattle Creek Road, Carbondale (Missouri Heights)
WindWalkers and the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council invite you to sport your best Derby attire and join them for Southern-styled eats and cocktails and a silent auction as you cheer on your horse in the 144th Run for the Roses. $45 in advance, $50 at the door, free for 12 and under, windwalkerstrc.org

2018 ZF Derby Party Fundraiser
3–6 p.m., 3061 County Road 103 (private residence), Carbondale
Enjoy mint juleps, Southern food, a bourbon tasting, and the Kentucky Derby, all while helping out the Zurbuch Foundation, which provides tuition assistance for local children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Tickets from $100, www.zurbuchfoundation.org

5Point Adventure Film Festival Encore
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Whether you missed the April festival in Carbondale or just want to rewatch your favorites, this is your chance. The encore includes this year's festival-winning films as well as other highlights, all embodying the Five Points: balance, commitment, purpose, humility, and respect in outdoor adventure. $28, aspenshowtix.com

Cinco de Mayo Party with Policulture
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
A five-piece "Mountain Reggae" band from Boulder, Policulture's sound is heavy on bass and drums, with strong rhythm and melodic horns. No cover until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover after, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, May 6

Folklorico 4 oaaojn

You don't have to wait until the July 4th parade to see Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico
1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Aspen District Theater
More than 160 students from the ballet company's after-school program perform original choreography inspired by the rich traditions and vibrant colors of Mexico. $25, aspenshowtix.com

Movie Night: Thor: Ragnarok
7:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Movie night at the Belly Up watching this Marvel superhero film may be even better than movie night at home because you can order off the menu. No cover, bellyupaspen.com

 

 

 

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