Aspen Weekend Agenda: May 19-21, 2017

See a 5Point Adventure Film Festival encore, race up Independence Pass, celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day, and listen to literature at Pitkin County Library.

By Katie Shapiro May 18, 2017

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The best of the 10th anniversary 5Point Adventure Film Festival hits the Wheeler Opera House on Friday emceed by Lane Johnson. 

Friday, May 19

Hello Weekend Happy Hour Flow
4:30 p.m., Aspen Shakti

A much anticipated move has brought this locals-favorite yoga studio into an even more stunning, inspiring space which is now officially open to get your om on. 535 E. Hyman St., 970-925-1655,

5Point Film Festival Encore
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

If you didn’t make it down to Carbondale for the 10th Annual 5Point Film Festival in April, they’re taking their show up valley for a one-night showcase featuring the best short documentaries from this year’s outdoor adventure-focused program. $22, 

10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

This trio brings gravel road vocals, quick-picked strings, and a rhythm section with stomping ground sound. While they've got a banjo, you can't just call it bluegrass, so also expect some dirt stomping soul. No cover,

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This year marks the 22nd annual Ride for the Pass race. 

Saturday, May 20

Colorado Public Lands Day
8–11 a.m., Ruedi Reservoir

Did you know Colorado is the first state in the nation to have its own Public Lands Day? To celebrate, Roaring Fork Conservancy and  Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club are teaming up to promote the public lands in the Roaring Fork Valley. Swing by for coffee and donuts at one of the most popular fishing spots on the Fryingpan River, at the base of Ruedi Dam for on site awareness programs and appreciation of local access points. Free,

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers’ Blue Ribbon Trail Reroute Project
8:30 a.m., Carbondale

Help complete a reroute of this well-loved trail on Red Hill in the pinyon and juniper forest. Cutting new trail through this kind of terrain is a great introduction to trail work and the completion of new trail sections always leaves volunteers with the satisfaction of seeing the positive impact they leave behind.  Free, signup requested,

Ride for the Pass
10 a.m., Independence Pass Gate

This recreational ride and road bike race up Highway 82 toward Independence Pass before it is open for the season is a must for local and visiting cyclists alike. The ride benefits the Independence Pass Foundation’s restoration work followed by a party at the St. Regis with raffle prizes and giveaways. $45 per person, $75 per family,

10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

A five-piece band from Boulder, they've trademarked their style as "Original Mountain Reggaie" and strive to bridge the gap between generations and unite all under one sound. No cover,

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Liver Down the River starts its Summer 2017 Tour on Sunday at the Belly Up Aspen.

Sunday, May 21

Lit Out Loud
3 p.m., Pitkin County Library

This monthly program of great literature from great readers presents the inevitable flip side of the last event with the talented team of Franz Alderfer and Janice Estey sharing the wonderful words of Maile Meloy and Mary Jane Moffat. Free,

Liver Down the River
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

From the high mountain river-valley of Durango comes a six piece psych-a-funk-adelic-grass band of musicians drawing inspiration from countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. No cover,

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