Aspen Weekend Agenda: October 20-22, 2017

See Teton Gravity Research's premiere, start the Zombie Crawl at Marble Distilling Co., take in tunes at The Temporary, gear up at the Aspen Ski Swap, and more!

By Aspen Sojourner Staff October 17, 2017

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Friday, October 20

Through the Roots
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt 

From what was once a dream inspired by close friends, to humble beginnings filled with living room jams, late nights writing songs in the garage, backyard house parties and countless complaints from neighbors, this San Diego-based reggae/rock band was born. $10 (advance), $14 (day of),

Rogue Elements
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Teton Gravity Research and REI present a one-night only premiere of their new ski and snowboard film, Rogue Elements to kick-off the season. Enter to win one of many prize giveaways from REI, Atomic, Volkl, The North Face, and more, plus everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes, including one of three different ski trips. $12 (adults), $7 (kids), 

Aspen’s Dark Side Ghost Tour
9 p.m., meets at Wheeler Opera House

Uncover Aspen’s tarnished past of “Ghosts, Murder & Mayhem” with true stories of the darker side of history, from 1879 to the present, on this casual guided stroll through the downtown. $25, 

Drunken Hearts
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have grown into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences across the country. In those few years, the Colorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for producing and cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of American music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting thoughtful songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere. No cover until 10 p.m., $5 after, 

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Saturday, October 21

Aspen Ski Swap
9:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Aspen Middle School 

Gear up for the season ahead at the 63rd annual sale where 100% of proceeds benefit the Aspen School District's outdoor education programs. It's also where you can sell your gently used winter gear to make room for all of the skis, snowboards, jackets, pants, gloves, goggles, and helmets you'll score here. Free admission,

Guided Tour
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum 

Drop-in for a spotlight tour of the latest exhibitions led by museum staff. Free, aspenartmuseum 

The Play-Ground Theatre Halloween Show
3 p.m., The Temporary 

For more than 25 years, the Play-Ground Theatre has been producing entertaining and enriching children's theatre for Colorado's youngest audiences. Gear up for Halloween with this energized program of acting games, stories, Halloween safety lessons, and live music to celebrate the season. Giggles are guarunteed as it is silly, not scary and costumes are encouraged. After the show, Basalt Police officers will hand out glow sticks and other Halloween safety items. $5 (advance), $7 (day of),

Cemetery Tour
5:30 p.m., meets at Ute Cemetery

Uncover tales from the grave on this 60-minute guided walk through Aspen’s first burial ground, the Ute Cemetery, which tells the story of the pioneers of “Ute City.” Hear about the lonely buffalo soldier and toast to the Scotsman. $25 (reservation required in advance),

5th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl
6 p.m., Marble Distilling Co., Carbondale

Calling all Zombies, it is that time of year again! Get some dirt on those clothes, grab some friends, and walk down Main Street like a zombie. The crawl kicks off with a raffle and drink specials at the Marble Bar followed by live music at The Nugget, DJ Benny spinning at Carbondale Beer Works, and pizza and beer deals at Peppino's. Free to participate, 

On the Rise: Bumper Jacksons
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style.  The group began as a duo and in five short years, has grown to a brassy seven-piece band, with horns and pedal steel. $25, 

Flamenco Guitar by El Javi
8 p.m., The Temporary

El Javi, out of Mexico City, joins the spirit of flamenco with the heart of rock producing an unparalleled performance experience. Through his distinct sound, he paints an auditory portrait composed of strength and intimacy, reflecting his experiential existence as both human and artist. Collaborations color his compositions as he endlessly evolves his music, warranting his title, "The King of Rock Flamenco." $9 (advance), $14 (day of),

Mau5trap presents: Deadmau5
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The man behind the mouse ears mask (a.k.a. record producer and DJ Joel Thomas Zimmerman) brings his world famous beats back to the Belly Up Aspen stage. $95,

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It's "Sunday funday' all NFL season long on the big screen at Belly Up Aspen. 

Sunday, October 22

Sunday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots
6:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Catch Sunday Night Football on the big screen with both bars open and the kitchen serving up wings and things. No cover,

10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Wind down the weekend with these pioneers of progressive rock reggae and special guest Pacific Dub. $15,

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