Aspen Weekend Agenda: October 19–21, 2018

Live music, a dance festival, cyclocross, and films will keep you busy.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff October 17, 2018

Powder hounds alert: Far Out, Teton Gravity Research's new ski flick, screens in Aspen on Friday. 

Friday, October 19

Popcorn and a Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3
2 p.m., Carbondale Branch Library
Celebrate Halloween early at a matinee screening of Hotel Transylvania 3. Light refreshments provided. Free,

Far Out
6 & 8:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House    
Prepare to be blown away by this bold film from Teton Gravity Research and presented by REI, which follows an athlete as he makes a journey to the Albanian Alps. Other filming locations include B.C., Montana, Slovenia, Alaska, Crested Butte, and Jackson Hole. It has plenty of skiing but is way more than "just" a ski film. Plus, there will be lots of gear giveaways. $12 in advance/$15 day of show/$7 kids 16 and under,

Spectrum 2018 Kick Off Party & Film Screening
6–8:30 p.m., Launchpad, Carbondale
Dance Initiative's 7th annual Spectrum Dance Festival kicks off a weekend of dance with a happy hour reception, dance demo by Brian and Claudia Pawl of Mezcla Socials, and a screening of If the Dancer Dances$10,

Aspen Darkside Ghost Tour
8 p.m., historic downtown Aspen
The scent of pumpkin spice wafts through the air, and the leaves are in their last phase of changing colors, so why not get in the spooky spirit on a 60-minute walking tour that shares true stories of ghosts, murder, and mayhem dating back to 1879? Reservations required. $35 adults/$25 for children,   

Consensual Improv!
8 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale

Come for an evening of improvisational comedy, performed by this group of Roaring Fork Valley locals, that incorporates wit, impeccable timing, and plenty of audience interaction. $15,  

Hear tracks off of Hymn for Her's latest album at The Temporary on Friday night. 

Hymn for Her
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
The alt-country band is on tour for its just released Pop-N-Downers album, meaning local audiences will be among the first to hear some of the new tracks. $15 in advance/$20 day of show,

Magic Beans
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen   
This group writes all of its own music, delivering a crowd-pleasing combo of clever lyrics and modern dance music. No cover until 10 p.m./$5 after 10 p.m.,

Saturday, October 20

Aspen Parkrun 
8 a.m., Aspen Recreation Center
Every Saturday, the Aspen Recreation department hosts weekly 5K timed runs. The course follows the High School Trail through the school district to the Marolt Open Space, continues over the Castle Creek foot bridge, and then returns. Parkrun is an international movement that encourages communities to sponsor free runs open to all. Free,  

Spectrum 2018 Workshops
10–4 p.m., Launchpad, Carbondale
Sign up for one (or more) of three workshops offered during Dance Initiative's 7th annual Spectrum Dance Festival: African Dance with Zimbabwean-born Rujeko Dumbutshena and live music by Carbondale Rhythm Collective, 10:15–11:45 a.m.; Jazz Dance with Jenny Schiff, 12–1:30 -p.m.; and Modern/Improvisation with Chuck Wilt, 2–3:30 p.m. $15 per workshop or $35 for all three,

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

Cemetery Tour: Walk with the Dead
5:30 p.m., Ute Cemetery
During this guided walk through Aspen's first burial ground, you'll hear tales about the pioneers of Ute City, including the lonely buffalo soldier and a toast to the Scotsman. $35 adults/$25 children,     

Upstate performs at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday. 

On the Rise: Upstate
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House    
This acoustic septet hails from New York's Hudson Valley yet draws its musical inspiration from around the country. $28,

Spectrum 2018 Performance
7:30 p.m., Launchpad, Carbondale
Dance Initiative's Spectrum Dance Festival concludes with a performance of New York City–based UNA Projects's work-in-progress Coloring, which draws inspiration from personal narratives, interviews, and bodies of artwork from LGBTQ people. $10,

Bells Atlas
8:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
KDNK Community Radio and The Temporary have partnered to bring this band's funky blend of R&B, psychedelia, jazz, and pop to the valley. $12 in advance/$17 day of show,      

Chief Keef
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Rapper and producer Keith Cozart (a.k.a. Chief Keef) was once the youngest artist ever signed to Interscope Records. He now has his own label, Glory Boyz Entertainment. $30 G.A.,

Sunday, October 21

Get ready to ride at the Aloha Shaka Cross Series race this Sunday in Carbondale. 

Aloha Shaka Cross Series
8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Roaring Fork High School, Carbondale     
Cyclocross involves riding on grass, pavement, and dirt over a closed course of 1 to 2 miles, with obstacles that require riders to dismount and shoulder their bikes. Racers complete as many laps as possible during the given time for each category. The Shaka Cross series, for all ages and abilities, allows riders to grow and improve their skills. All donations go to Lift Up. $20 with a non-perishable food item, $25 without (two categories $30)/high schoolers: $15 with a non-perishable food item, $20 without/kids under 10 free,  

Literature Out Loud: Roald Dahl's Stories
3 p.m., Pitkin County Library, Aspen
At this storytime for adults, Tom Egan will read Dahl's "They Shall Not Grow Old," and Lon Winston will read "The Hitchhiker." Free,   

Sunday Night Football 
6:20 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Watch the Los Angeles Rams play the San Francisco 49ers with sliders, wings, beer, and more served right to your table. Talk about easy. No cover,     

Andy Irons: Kissed By God
6:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House    
This screening of Teton Gravity Research's film about the late, great surfer benefits Aspen Strong, with money from each ticket going toward the local nonprofit's mission of supporting mental health and suicide prevention programs in the Roaring Fork Valley. $12 in advance/$15 day of screening,

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