This is the final weekend to view the exhibit about Hunter S. Thompson's run for sheriff at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. 

Friday, September 28

Historic Downtown Walking Tour of Aspen
10:30 a.m., Wheeler Opera House
Even if you think you know everything about town, you’re sure to learn something new on this two-hour guided walking tour of the historic buildings, sites, and stories around every corner in downtown Aspen. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free, aspenhistory.org

Freak Power: Hunter Thompson's Campaign for Sheriff
11 a.m.–5 p.m., Wheeler/Stallard Museum
This is the final weekend to see this exhibit featuring original campaign materials, photographs, and political art. The Wheeler/Stallard is open on Saturday as well. $10 adults/$8 seniors/ Free for children 18 and under and active military personnel, aspenhistory.org  

2018 Aspen Filmfest
12 p.m., Isis Theatre, Wheeler Opera House, Crystal Theatre

For 40 years, this annual fest has screened independent features and documentaries, and previewed some of fall's most buzzworthy movies. Programming runs in both Aspen and Carbondale. Check the complete schedule to learn more about showings and times. Aspen Film Members $15 / General Public $20, aspenfilm.org 

Active Art
1:30 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
Area seniors are invited to the roof deck for an art-based social with complimentary refreshments and memory-enhancing activities. Free, aspenartmuseum.org

Equus
7:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale
Written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Corey Simpson, the 1975 Tony Award winner for Best Play is brought to life by Thunder River Theatre Company. In this darkly dramatic piece, psychiatrist Martin Dysart seeks to uncover the basis of a 17-year-old's violent and religious obsession with horses. This opening night performance includes a complimentary Champagne reception. $30 for adults 40+/$20 for adults ages 10–39/$15 for full-time students with I.D., app.arts–people.com

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 p.m., Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs
This comedic musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, is inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus. It also shows at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. $30, gvrshow.com

Friday Night Movies: Remember the Titans
7:30 p.m., Aspen Recreation Center (outside in the yard next to the pool)
Watch this family-friendly movie on an inflatable screen. Popcorn provided. Free, aspenrecreation.com 

Maria Muldaur
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
For her 41st album, Muldaur ("Midnight at the Oasis") revisits the music of her late friend and New Orleans blues legend Blue Lu Barker. $30 in advance/$35 day of/$135 VIP table for four with wine, ticketfly.com  

Eminence Ensemble
9:15 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
This Denver-based, six-piece band delivers crowd-pleasing rock fusion with elements of soul, funk and R&B. No cover until 10 p.m./$5 after 10 p.m., bellyupaspen.com

Saturday, September 29

CASA Superhero Run
8:30 a.m., Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel
Hosted by CASA (court appointed special advocates), this 5K run on the Crown Mountain Loop and surrounding trails encourages runners to wear costumes (because every child needs a hero, but abused children need a superhero). A Kids' Fun Run covers one lap around the Crown Mountain Park loop. $30 for the 5K/$10 for the Kids Fun Run, facebook.com

Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo
9 a.m., New Belgium Ranger Station, Snowmass Village Mall
Returning for the third year (and rescheduled from a rainy day in August), this race course showcases the Snowmass Loop, with 26-plus miles of singletrack circumnavigating Snowmass Village. It also has 4,000 feet of ascending and descending to keep things interesting. $25, free to any student with a valid high school I.D., www.rfmba.org

Get out and enjoy the Lost Forest before it shuts down for the season. 

Lost Forest
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Elk Camp, Snowmass
This is the last weekend to enjoy all the adrenaline-pumping excitement of Lost Forest. Choose from the Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall, Canopy Run Zipline Course, Treeline Trial Challenge Course, and the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, or try them all! $84 for a day pass to Lost Forest/$184 for day access to Lost Forest plus a Canopy Run Zipline tour, aspensnowmass.com 

Victorian West End Walking Tour
10:30, Wheeler/Stallard Museum
You’ll learn little-known facts about the homes in Aspen’s Victorian West End and the people who lived in them on a 90-minute walk through shaded streets.  $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free, aspenhistory.org

2018 Aspen Filmfest
12 p.m., Isis Theatre, Wheeler Opera House, Crystal Theatre
For 40 years, this annual fest has screened independent features and documentaries, and previewed some of fall's most buzzworthy movies. Programming runs in both Aspen and Carbondale. Check the complete schedule to learn more about showings and times. Aspen Film Members $15 /General Public $20, aspenfilm.org

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  

First Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser
1–4 p.m., 7908, Aspen
This fundraiser supports the Zurbuch Foundation, which aids area families in need with preschool tuition. There'll be a beer tasting, German-themed cocktails, traditional foods, great music, and much more. Prost! $125, eventbrite.com

Equus
7:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale
Written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Corey Simpson, the 1975 Tony Award winner for Best Play is brought to life by Thunder River Theatre Company. In this darkly dramatic piece, psychiatrist Martin Dysart seeks to uncover the basis of a 17-year-old's violent and religious obsession with horses. $30 for adults 40+/$20 for adults ages 10–39/$15 for full-time students with I.D., app.arts–people.com

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 p.m., Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs
This comedic musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, is inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus. $30, gvrshow.com

Harold López-Nussa Duo
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
López-Nussa and his brother, Ruy Adrían López-Nussa, bring their vivaciously rich Cuban music and jazz improvisation to the valley in this show co-presented with Jazz Aspen Snowmass. $17 in advance/$22 day of show, ticketfly.com   

Rob Garza DJ Set
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
A San Francisco–based producer and co-founder of Thievery Corporation, Garza is know for his ever-evolving musical tastes and for drawing inspiration from his experiences and surroundings. $15 GA/$25 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, September 30

Ghostland Observatory plays at Belly Up Aspen on Sunday. 

Lost Forest
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Elk Camp, Snowmass
This is the last weekend to enjoy all the adrenaline-pumping excitement of Lost Forest. Choose from the Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall, Canopy Run Zipline Course, Treeline Trial Challenge Course, and the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, or try them all! $84 for a day pass to Lost Forest/$184 for day access to Lost Forest plus a Canopy Run Zipline tour, aspensnowmass.com

Sunday Crafternoon
10–2 p.m., The Art Base, Basalt
Visit the gallery and set up your kids to make arts and crafts during the final Basalt Sunday Market of the season. No registration is needed, but guardians are expected to stay with their young charges while crafting. $5 per child recommended donation, theartbase.org   

2018 Aspen Filmfest
12 p.m., Isis Theatre, Wheeler Opera House, Crystal Theatre

For 40 years, this annual fest has screened independent features and documentaries, and previewed some of fall's most buzzworthy movies. Programming runs in both Aspen and Carbondale. Check the complete schedule to learn more about showings and times. Aspen Film Members $15 / General Public $20 / $30 (Closing Night Film: Beautiful Boy), aspenfilm.org

Artway Clean Up Day
2–5 p.m., DeRail Park, Carbondale
Keeping this new park beautiful requires community sweat effort. The more people who show up, the quicker the work goes. Bring work gloves and gardening tools if you have them. Free, carbondalearts.com  

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 p.m., Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs
This comedic musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, is inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus. It also shows at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. $30, gvrshow.com

Ghostland Observatory
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen 
This Austin-based, electro-rock band is currently on tour for its fourth album, the ten-track Codename: Rondo. $40 GA/$60 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

 
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