5 Things to Do This Weekend: April 12–14, 2019

A kids' show at Thunder River, young artists at the museum, Highlands closing, and more pump up this weekend.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff April 10, 2019

The Red Bull Homerun returns for a second running Saturday at Snowmass.

Friday & Saturday, April 12–13

6:30 p.m., (Friday), 2 p.m. (Saturday), Thunder River Theatre Company

Billed as a pirate comedy, this family-friendly musical explores themes of differences and acceptance as a group of wacky red-nosed swashbucklers meets up with a blue-nosed seafarer who accidentally washes up on deck. Plus, the best-dressed pirate in the audience at each performance wins a prize. Most suitable for grades first through fourth. The performance repeats April 19 and 20, too. Tickets $12, $10 (ages 6–12),

The cast and crew of Bluenose gets wacky during a rehearsal at Thunder River Theatre.

Friday, April 12

Coventure Mountain Pitch Summit
3:30–5:30, panel discussion; 7 p.m., pitch event, Third Street Center, Carbondale

Coventure, the new business development and coworking nonprofit that opened this winter in downtown Carbondale (and recently merged with Aspen Entrepreneurs), hosts a panel on venture and angel investing, followed by a Shark Tank–style pitch fest in which six companies vie for a thumbs-up from the judges. In between the two, browse the local entrepreneur expo and buy food provided by nearby restaurants. Tickets $10 suggestion donation,

Saturday, April 13

Red Bull Homerun
Registration, 9–11 a.m.; Course inspection, 1–3 p.m.; Race, 4:30 p.m., Snowmass

This race begins with a Le Mans–style start as competitors sprint a short distance uphill for their skis and boards, then race down a marked course from the top of the Elk Camp lift. The winners of five categories (including a non-race one for best costume) score an Ikon Pass and a Red Bull prize pack. A huge after-party at Elk Camp (5 p.m.) features DJs and drink specials. Registration $25 (must be 18 and older),

Young Curators of the Roaring Fork: Superstition
3–5 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

What happens when we believe we can influence things that are outside of our control? That’s the question 15 high-school student/artists from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond address in this group show. The opening reception includes a walkthrough of the exhibit with some of its young curators, as well as a reading by a winner of Aspen Theater Masters’ Aspiring Playwrights Competition. The exhibit itself runs through April 28. Free,

Believe, by Ethan Hibbard of Glenwood Springs, is part of this year's Young Curator's exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum

Sunday, April 14

Aspen Highlands Closing Day
All day

There’s no party quite like it all year, as locals—and, now, scores of visitors—let way loose to close down their favorite mountain for the season. Hike the Bowl and refuel at the informal ski patrol–hosted BBQ (weather permitting) at the summit. Then ski to the base where Highlands Ale House and the Ritz-Carlton go off with competing DJs, drink specials, and costumes aplenty. Even more to celebrate: Highlands will re-open for skiing for the next two weekends.





















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