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Aspen Weekend Agenda: June 2-4, 2017

Marble Distilling Co. turns 2, Rock Bottom Ranch teaches gardening, Jurassic 5 takes the stage, AVSC goes biking, and more!

By Katie Shapiro June 2, 2017

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Make your way to the end of Main St. for Marble Distilling Co.'s 2nd Birthday Bash during Carbondale First Fridays. 

Friday, June 2

37th Annual Town Cleanup Day
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Snowmass Village 

Take a few hours off this morning to help keep the community beautiful. Meet at the Daly Lane Depot to receive area assignments, gloves, bags, and tickets for lunch (12 p.m. at Mountain Bayou), and prizes. The Town of Snowmass Village has also teamed up with Garfield Clean Energy to host test drives for electric vehicles and offers area car dealer discounts. Free, tosv.com

Carbondale First Fridays
5
–9 p.m., Downtown Carbondale

This month’s First Friday kicks off summer with a new public art installation throughout town, opening receptions for “Correspondance” at the Launchpad and “Threw and Thru” at Carbondale Clay Center, and more. Don't miss a stop at Marble Distilling Co. for its 2nd Birthday Bash with live music, food trucks, cupcakes, and cocktails. Free, carbondale.com

Crown Summerfest
5
–9 p.m., Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel

Its officially summer in El Jebel this weekend with a community party featuring live music, local food vendors, a beer and margarita tent, and plenty of fun for the kids (i.e. a bounce house kingdom). Free, crownmtn.org

Sunset Sessions
8 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

The recently announced Sunset Sessions series of performances kicks off with a concert by singer/songwriter Kevin Heinz in the newly renovated Wheeler bar lobby. Originally from Boulder, Heinz is a one-man-band whose unique performances involve looping vocals, guitars and percussion. Free, wheeleroperahouse.com

Shakedown Street
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Aspen heads alert: One of the longest-running Grateful Dead tribute bands is back in town for a jam sesh of greatest hits. No cover until 10 p.m., $10 after, bellyupaspen.com

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Learn the secrets of summer gardening from ACES director Jason Smith and expert agricultural team on Saturday at RBR: Behind the Scenes. 

Saturday, June 3

Community Pedaleando
8 a.m., Willits Town Center

Join Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Cub for its annual youth and family cycling ride (not a race!). Riders will start with registration, bike decorating, and breakfast at Triangle Park and head out (9 a.m.) to complete a six-mile out-and-back route on the Rio Grande Trail to Hooks Spur Road and Rock Bottom Ranch. Free, teamavsc.org

RBR Behind the Scenes
9 a.m., Rock Bottom Ranch, Carbondale

Join the ACES agriculture team for an in-depth look at gardening at high altitude. Topics will include seed starting, soil prep, irrigation, cultivation, transplanting, direct seeding, season extension, harvest and everything in between to help you get your home garden growing. $10 (members), $15 (non-members), aspennature.org 

Bloody's & Bluegrass
1 p.m., Marble Distilling Co. 

The birthday bash continues with specials in the Tasting Room on the signature "Bonedale Bloody" with live jams by Lookout Mountain Showdown. Free, marbledistilling.com

Crown Summerfest
3–9:30 p.m., Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel

Its officially summer in El Jebel this weekend with a community party featuring live music, local food vendors, a beer and margarita tent, and plenty of fun for the kids (i.e. a bounce house kingdom). Free, crownmtn.org

Jurassic 5
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Hip-hop legends return with an opening set by The Reminders. $65 (GA), $98 (reserved), bellyupaspen.com 

Sunday, June 4

Midnight North
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Led by lead songwriters Elliott Peck and Grahame Lesh (son of the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh), Midnight North makes a summer tour stop for its third studio album "Under the Lights." If you miss Kevin Heinz on Friday at the Wheeler, you can catch him here as the opener. No cover, bellyupaspen.com

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