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The winner of Best at the Fest at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, How We Grow has its Carbondale premiere on Saturday night. 

 Friday, May 11

Farmer’s Night Out
5 p.m., Steve’s Guitars
Dandelion Day weekend begins with Farmer's Night Out, an evening of education and connections between local agriculturalists and the community at large. Free

ARTB2F
5 p.m.—7 p.m., Basalt
The second Friday of every month is when art lovers gather for an art walk in Basalt's historic downtown district. Stop by the Basalt Regional Library for Brenda English Manes' artist reception and display of watercolors, photography, and fine art jewelry from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. (refreshments will be served). And then venture to the Art Base for the opening reception of The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Annual Exhibition, featuring the works of three Roaring Fork Valley high school juniors. Free, theartbase.org

The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Annual Ballet Recital
6:00 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
The culmination of a year of hard work, this recital highlights more than 300 young dancers in the Valley and helps them develop stage presence, musicality, discipline, and confidence. $25, www.aspenshowtix.com

Together We Rise, a Cabaret
7 p.m., Aspen High School Black Box Theater
For their spring cabaret, Theatre Aspen School presents an evening of uplifting song and entertainment by local teens. The Black Box Theater will be set up with cabaret-style seating and a Mocktail Bar. Table w/Mocktail drink ticket is $25 for adults and $15 for students, riser seating is $15 for adults and $10 for students, theatreaspen.org

Oddville, A Love Story
8 p.m., The Temporary
While love stories may be timeless, this decidedly modern and comedic approach incorporates physical comedy, multi-media imagery, music, and creative props. $24 in advance, $29 day of show, tacaw.org

Eldren
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
This self-proclaimed Psychedelic Space Pop band is back to rock the town with their kaleidoscope sounds of jazz, jam, and rock. No cover until 10:30, $5 GA after 10:30 p.m., bellyupaspen.com 

Saturday, May 12

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

Family Workshop
10 a.m., Aspen Art Museum
With the theme“What Can You Fit in a Jar,” adults and children (ages 3—10) are encouraged to explore the galleries and create their own original pieces of art. Free, www.aspenartmuseum.org

Roaring Fork Conservancy Beginner Adult Fly Fishing Clinic
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coryell Ranch, Carbondale
You know you want to learn how! Join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club to learn the basics of fly fishing equipment, casting, aquatic insects, choice of flies, plus you'll get to "wet a line" in the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch, and necessary gear is included. $80 RFC members/$100 non-member, www.roaringfork.org

Dandelion Day
Parade at 10, Carbondale
The bawdy dandelion is Carbondale’s town flower. And 20 years ago, Carbondale residents got the town to stop spraying herbicide at parks and playgrounds. That has now grown into a festival to celebrate spring and sustainability, with a parade, more than 50 vendors, organic plants, live music and a beer tent. Free

Basalt High School Paint the Town/Run for Hope
11 a.m., Arbaney Park
This 5K fun run around historic downtown Basalt (and yes, paint is involved) is sponsored by the Basalt High School National Honor Society to raise funds for the Aspen Hope Center. Online registration open through May 10 is $12/person. Day-of registration is $15/person, active.com

The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Annual Ballet Recital
1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
The culmination of a year of hard work, this recital highlights more than 300 young dancers in the Valley and helps them develop stage presence, musicality, discipline, and confidence. $25, www.aspenshowtix.com

How We Grow
5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Crystal Theater
Come for the Carbondale premiere of this feature length documentary about farmers building community around locally grown food in the Roaring Fork Valley. Free, howwegrowmovie.com

Together We Rise, a Cabaret
7 p.m., Aspen High School Black Box Theater
For their spring cabaret, Theatre Aspen School presents an evening of uplifting song and entertainment by local teens. The Black Box Theater will be set up with cabaret-style seating and a Mocktail Bar. Table w/Mocktail drink ticket is $25 for adults and $15 for students, riser seating is $15 for adults and $10 for students, theatreaspen.org

Trivia Night
7 p.m., Marble Bar, Aspen
Put together a team of up to six people, and get ready for some friendly trivia competition. Marble Bar will put $50 towards the winning team’s bar tab for the night. Free to attend

The Reminders
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Enjoy an evening of soulful sounds with this husband and wife duo. No cover until 10, $5 GA after 10, bellyupaspen.com 

Sunday, May 13

Aspen Science Center Science Sunday
11 a.m.—3 p.m., Basalt Middle School
Calling all curious scientists for a program of hands on demonstrations and experiments for kids and adults. The admission fee includes lunch. $10 admission payable at the door, no advance tickets required, aspensciencecenter.org

Movie Night: Molly's Game
7:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Watching this crime drama based on the true story of Colorado native Molly Bloom at Belly Up Aspen, may be even better than movie night at home because you can order off the menu! No cover, bellyupaspen.com  

 

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