Friday, February 1

Skiers often talk about "earning your turns." Well Friday mornings are your chance to earn your breakfast at Cliffhouse. 

Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club
8:45–10 a.m., Cliffhouse, Buttermilk Mountain
Geared for the uphill crowd, breakfast tastes just as good whether you hike, skin or take a lift. $8–$12, aspensnowmass.com 

Rock Bottom Ranch Winter Farmyard Tour
11 a.m., Rock Bottom Ranch, Basalt
Staff and educators lead explorations of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' working ranch, including the animal paddocks, hoop houses, and gardens. They will also share the science behind vegetable production and livestock rotational grazing. Tours are appropriate for all ages. $5 per person/$10 per family/free for members, aspennature.org    

History Ski Tour: Aspen Mountain
11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Guest Service Cabin below the Sundeck
Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying literally beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long-time local historian. Free (lift ticket required), aspenhistory.org

Native Storytelling 
3:30–4:30 p.m., The Collective, Snowmass Base Village
Join Spellbinders storyteller and Aspen Historical Society Education Director Nina Gabianelli for an hour of native storytelling. Stories are best suited for kids age 4-12. Free, aspenhistory.org 

This third-generation pianist is back to delight Aspen audiences with his dynamic band.

Chuchito Valdes Trio
5 & 8 p.m., The Little Nell
Known not only for being a master of Cuban music, this piano master also delights audiences with his jazz and Caribbean-influenced rhythms, and is back in Aspen for the first time in seven years.  $45 for the show/$110 for show and three-course dinner (available at the late show), jazzaspensnowmass.org

Ullr Night
5–9 p.m., Elk Camp Restaurant and Meadows, Snowmass
Honor Ullr, the Norse god of snow, at this weekly winter wonderland party, complete with an à la carte dinner at Elk Camp, free ice skating, free snowshoe tours with an ACES naturalist, free mini bikes for younger kids, snowbike tours, a bonfire, live music, lift-served tubing, and rides on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Reservations suggested. $10 gondola pass/$54 activity pass/$75 snowbike tour, aspensnowmass.com     

First Friday Carbondale
5:30–8:30 p.m., Downtown Carbondale
The first Friday of every month is a celebration of community and the arts with a unique Carbondale twist. This month, stop by the Carbondale Clay Center from 6–8 p.m. for the opening of You're Still One of Ours an exhibit of ceramics by students from Colorado State University. Free, carbondale.com 

The Other Place
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

This play by Sharr White and presented by The Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College, explores the engaging mystery of a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unglued. $20 GA/$100 VIP, wheeleroperahouse.com

Wake Up and Live–A Bob Marley Tribute
9:30, Belly Up Aspen
For the group's 7th Anniversary Bob Marley birthday celebration, expect to hear old favorites and fresh mixes. $5 GA, bellyupaspen.com

Saturday, February 2

Aspen Parkrun 
8 a.m., Aspen Golf Course (southwest corner near the tennis courts)
Every Saturday, the Aspen Recreation department hosts weekly 5K timed runs. Now at a new location, the Parkrun is on a more user-friendly (read: flatter) course consisting entirely of concrete paths that are cleared of ice and snow throughout the winter. Parkrun is an international movement that encourages communities to sponsor free runs open to all. Free, parkrun.us/aspen  

It's time for some fat bike racing this Saturday. 

Aspen Fat Bike Race
9–11 a.m., Aspen Golf Course
Make sure your tires are at least 3.8 inches wide and then join the racing fun on groomed Nordic trails. Demo bikes and discounted rentals are available. Registration includes a t-shirt and lunch. $20, rfmba.org

1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
Drop in for a spotlight tour of the latest exhibitions led by museum staff. Free, aspenartmuseum.org  

Meet the Author: Darrell Munsell
3 p.m., Carbondale Branch Library
This local author, who is professor emeritus at West Texas A&M, will discuss his latest book addressing the success of grassroots environmental activism in the Roaring Fork Valley. Free, gcpld.org

4th Annual Iron Fly Competition
4–10 p.m., Tipsy Trout, Basalt
Join in a zany, fly tying competition complete with "flexible" rules and surprise mandatory materials to benefit Roaring Fork Conservancy and Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club. Free for youth competitors and spectators/$5 adult spectators/$20 adult competitors, roaringfork.org

Theater Master's Take Ten
4:30–6 p.m., Explore Booksellers
If you're curious how a play grows from concept to publication to production this panel with Craig Lucas, an award-winning American playwright, and Amy Rose Marsh, Literary Director at Samuel French, is for you. Free, facebook.com  

The Crystal Palace Review
6 & 8:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Co-presented with Palace Productions, this musical comedy review of current headlines is back after a four year hiatus. $50 GA, wheeleroperahouse.com

Chuchito Valdes Trio
7 & 9:15 p.m., The Little Nell
Known not only for being a master of Cuban music, this piano master also delights audiences with his jazz and Caribbean-influenced rhythms, and is back in Aspen for the first time in seven years.  $45 for the show/$110 for show and three-course dinner (available at the early show), jazzaspensnowmass.org

Library Cinema: Beiruit
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
This gripping, period piece explores the nuanced politics of the Middle East. $10 (includes free popcorn while supplies last), pitcolib.org 

Thunder & Rain is back to play at The Temporary for the release of their second full-length album, Start Believing. 

Thunder & Rain
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
This popular four-piece, acoustic Americana band, led by the vocals of Erinn Peet-Lukes, is back in town for another show. $10 members/$12 in advance/$17 day of show, tacaw.org

Shakedown Street
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands, and a Colorado-born one at that, is back in Aspen to the delight of Deadheads and Shakeheads alike. No cover before 10 p.m./$5 GA after 10 p.m., bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, February 3

February Crafternoon
10–12 p.m., The Art Base, Basalt
Come create personalized Valentine's Day cards and construct your very own Chinese New Year Dragon puppet. Free, facebook.com

Library Cinema: Beiruit
4 & 7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
This gripping, period piece explores the nuanced politics of the Middle East. $10 (includes free popcorn while supplies last), pitcolib.org 

Superbowl VIII
4:30, Belly Up Aspen
Watch the New England Patriots battle it out against the LA Rams. No cover, bellyupaspen.com

Warm up with a night of house music from this South African duo with a passion for surfing. 

GoldFish
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
No matter who wins the Superbowl, this duo from South Africa and their energizing EDM will have the entire crowd on their feet. $22 GA/$40 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

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