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2016-17 Aspen Snowmass lift ticket artist Laura Owens in her Los Angeles studio. 

Friday, February 17

Bud Light Street Rail Fridays
2 p.m., Snowmass Mountain
Every Friday, athletes showcase their creativity and skills in an urban-inspired rail garden on Fanny Hill for cash prizes and giveaways. The “Little Jibbers” competition lets kids under the age of 12 show off their best moves. Free to spectate, $20 to compete, aspensnowmass.com 

Robert Wagner in conversation with Bill Stirling
4 p.m., Explore Booksellers
Join the Hollywood legend for a discussion about his new book, I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses, with a book signing immediately following. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free, explorebooksellers.com 

Ullr Nights 
5 p.m., Snowmass Mountain
Bundle up and ride the Snowmass gondola to some family-friendly snow play, including lift-served tubing ($34 per hour; reserve in advance), free ice skating, free snowshoe tours, snowbiking ($69 guided rides for ages 12 and up, free minibikes for younger kids), and climbing on a massive snow sculpture. Elk Camp restaurant serves dinner with live music, followed by s’mores and hot cocoa by the bonfire. 
$10 (gondola ride), gosnowmass.com

Artist Talk: Laura Owens
5 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
Join the 2016-17 commissioned Aspen Snowmass lift ticket artist for a discussion about her work, which has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the CCA Wattis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunsthalle Zürich, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Free, aspenartmuseum.org 

Aspen Words Youth Poetry Slam
6:30 p.m., Third Street Center, Carbondale
This annual project brings the written and spoken arts alive for middle and high school students across the Roaring Fork Valley and culminates with a live performance of their original poetry. Free, aspenwords.org 

Abba Mania
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Attention ABBA fans old and new: Abba Mania, hot off a run in London’s West End, is heading straight for Aspen to perform all the old favorites. $50, wheeleroperahouse.com  

Library Cinema
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
The Wheeler Film Society’s resurrected avant-garde film series in partnership with the Pitkin County Library continues with a full weekend of screening all of the 2017 Academy Award–nominated short films (live action) before the Oscars on February 26. $8 (available at the door or at the Wheeler Opera House), pitcolib.org

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Saturday, February 18

4th Annual Family Hoedown
3–7 p.m., Cozy Point Ranch 

Come on down to Cozy Point for the Aspen and Carbondale Community Schools' annual fundraiser for its award-winning, innovative K-8 public charter schools. Smoke Modern BBQ provides the feast, along with live music, saloon games, chicken s#!t bingo, pony rides, and more. Park at the Intercept Lot and ride the free Hoedown Stagecoach to the ranch. $25 (adults), $15 (kids), free (kids under 3), familyhoedown.org

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
7:30 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
Aspen’s local but internationally known dance company premieres a highly anticipated commissioned piece by Los Angeles–based choreographer Cherice Barton, known for her work with artists like Katy Perry and on Broadway and Las Vegas productions. Also on the program is Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little mortal jump and Jirí Kylián’s Sleepless. $25, aspensantafeballet.com

Library Cinema
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
The Wheeler Film Society’s resurrected avant-garde film series in partnership with the Pitkin County Library continues with a full weekend of screening all of the 2017 Academy Award–nominated short films (animated) before the Oscars on February 26. $8 (available at the door or at the Wheeler Opera House), pitcolib.org

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Sunday, February 19

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Calling all animal lovers: this world-famous troupe brings a family-oriented blend of comedy and juggling, complemented by the talents of more than 30 furry and feathered co-stars. The feel-good bonus: each animal has been rescued from a shelter. $17.50 kids, $25 adults, wheeleroperahouse.com

Ski for the Pass
10 a.m., Independent Pass Closure Gate, Highway 82 
Help raise funds for the Independence Pass Foundation at this 7K race/tour that begins at the pass’s winter closure gate east of Aspen—it’s the only time this stretch is groomed for Nordic kick and glide. $30 (family), $15 (adult), $7 (under 18), utemountaineer.com 

Library Cinema
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
The Wheeler Film Society’s resurrected avant-garde film series in partnership with the Pitkin County Library continues with a full weekend of screening all of the 2017 Academy Award–nominated short films (documentary) before the Oscars on February 26. $8 (available at the door or at the Wheeler Opera House),  pitcolib.org

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