Friday, August 24

The setting for Mountain Top Yoga is awe inspiring. 

Mountain Top Yoga
10:30 a.m., Sundeck on Aspen Mountain
Take your practice to new heights... literally! Move, stretch, and come alive as you take in the views of the Rockies. All levels welcome. $5, aspenshakti.com 

Lunchtime Auctionette
11:45 p.m., Anderson Ranch Arts Center

This is your chance to buy original pieces of art by Anderson Ranch faculty, visiting artists, students, and staff, while also supporting the ranch’s educational programs. There is a BBQ lunch from 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., followed by the auctionette from 12:15–1 p.m. Lunch $10/auctionette free, andersonranch.org 

Mountainfilm in Aspen
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Full Moon Cemetery Tour
7 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Red Butte Cemetery 
What better time to stroll through a cemetery? Lear about the lives of prominent Aspen citizens who are buried in the Red Butte Cemetery through character reenactments, including newly researched characters presented for the first time. Tours take place every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. $10 in advance/$15 graveside, aspenhistory.org

The Temporary's One Year Celebration with Jes Grew
9 p.m., The Temporary,
Basalt
Come celebrate the Temporary's first birthday with this local group of rock 'n' rollers. $10 in advance/$14 day of, tacaw.org

Catch the Drunken Hearts at the Belly Up on Friday night. 

The Drunken Hearts
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Expect an evening of indie and Americana rock with a dash of country from this Colorado-based five piece band known for crowd-resonating lyrics paired with acoustic and electric instruments. No cover until 10 p.m./$5 after 10 p.m., bellyupaspen.com

Saturday, August 25

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  

Tough Mudder Colorado 
All day, Snowmass Village
You'll get plenty dirty overcoming challenging obstacles along the 5- and 10-plus-mile courses in Snowmass Village—which also offer the most elevation gain of any Tough Mudder course in the country. Whether you're racing competitively or just trying to make it to the end, it's all about teamwork and pushing your limits. $111-$163, toughmudder.com

Learn how to plan safe high-country outings with Aspen Alpine Guides and the Elk Range Mountain Safety Coalition this Saturday. 

Aspen Alpine Guides Field Planning and Skills Clinic
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Aspen (location information with registration)
Presented in conjunction with the Elk Range Mountain Safety Coalition, this course will provide hands-on safety information so you can play in the mountains. Pre-registration required. $50; call 970-925-6618 to register

Aspen Music Festival and School Steinway Piano Sale
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
If you're in the market for a piano, this is your chance to choose the perfect one from the more than 150 played at the festival this summer. A portion of proceeds from each sale will go to the Aspen Music Festival and School. Free to attend, schmittmusic.com

Mountainfilm in Aspen
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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

Flight of Fancy will be performed by the Public Works Theatre Company this weekend at the Temporary.

Flight of Fancy
3 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
Using masks and puppets to create a magical world, Flight of Fancy shares the story of when a puffin and a girl become friends and go on an adventure in this 45-minute show for all ages. $8 in advance/$12 day of, tacaw.org

Library Cinema: First Reformed
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library, Galena Plaza entrance

A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns, and a tormented past in this film starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer, and directed by Paul Schrader. $10 (also plays tomorrow evening; includes free popcorn while supplies last), pitcolib.org

Craig Childs Presents Summer Solace: An Evening of Natural and Supernatural Stories, Music, and Dance
8:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
With a backdrop of mesmerizing images and the accompaniment of a troupe of talented musicians, adventure storyteller Childs delivers an unforgettable evening of storytelling. $17 in advance/$22 day of, tacaw.org

Chromeo released an album in June that's already hit number one. Saturday is your chance to move and groove to their set at the Belly Up. 

Chromeo DJ Set
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
With their latest album, Head Over Heels already hitting the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, expect a high energy DJ set of electronic, dance, and funk from this duo. $35 GA, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, August 26

Tough Mudder Colorado 
All day, Snowmass Village
You'll get plenty dirty overcoming challenging obstacles along the 5- and 10-plus-mile courses in Snowmass Village—which also offer the most elevation gain of any Tough Mudder course in the country. Whether you're racing competitively or just trying to make it to the end, it's all about teamwork and pushing your limits. $111-$163, toughmudder.com

Aspen Music Festival and School Steinway Piano Sale
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
If you're in the market for a piano, this is your chance to choose the perfect one from the more than 150 played at the festival this summer. A portion of proceeds from each sale will go to the Aspen Music Festival and School. Free to attend, schmittmusic.com

Mountainfilm in Aspen
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Bluegrass Sunday: Chain Station
12–3 p.m., Outside Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain
Enjoy Elk Mountain Range views, with food and drinks to purchase and plenty of mountain-top activities for the kids while listening to live music. Free (but you have to either hike, ride, or buy a gondola ticket to get to the Sundeck), aspensnowmass.com

Guest Faculty Lecture
7 p.m., Schermer Meeting Hall, Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Kate Breakey—known for her large-scale, richly hand–colored photographs—and Brooklyn-based artist Christian Rex van Minnen will offer a talk that is open to the public. Free, andersonranch.org

Full Moon Photography
7–10 p.m., Rock Bottom Ranch, Basalt
Discover the photographic possibilities of the full moon and use the stars to light the dark landscape with local photographer Jeremy Swanson. Taking advantage of the moonlight transforming nighttime into day, practice operating a camera manually and using a tripod to capture the magic. This workshop, put on through a partnership with ACES and the Art Base, is open to all, and participants are welcome to use any kind of digital camera (including SLR, mirrorless, and smartphone). $75–$90, theartbase.com

Library Cinema: First Reformed
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library, Galena Plaza entrance

A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns, and a tormented past in this film starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer, and directed by Paul Schrader. $10 (includes free popcorn while supplies last), pitcolib.org