5 Things to Do This Weekend: May 3–5, 2019

We've got kids' performances and a fair, more 5Point films, and a colorful fun run.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff May 1, 2019

Catch two performances by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's Folklórico program this Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, May 3

Aspen Community School’s The Jungle Book
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

This adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic traces the evolution of Mowgli, the young boy raised by the wise creatures of the jungle. The wholly original musical version has been created by Aspen Community School students, teachers, parents, and friends; the annual production unites the school in learning and growing while presenting the gift of performance to our community. Don’t miss it! Tickets $18 and $12 (14 and under),

Saturday, May 4

Family Fun Fair
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Aspen Recreation Center

Bring the young ones for a festive spring celebration that includes magic shows, clowns, arts and crafts, henna and glitter tattoos, and—wait for it—puppies! Bonus for parents: learn about summer camps and programming. Free,

5Point Film 2019 Encore Screening
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Didn’t make it to Carbondale last weekend for 5Point Adventure Film Festival's flagship event? Here’s your chance to catch a reprise screening of five festival award winners: 8000+, Life of Pie, (People) of Water, Mountain in the Hallway, and the Mystery of Now. Tickets $28,

(People) of Water screens during 5Point's encore film showing in Aspen on Saturday.

Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico Annual Recital
Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Aspen District Theatre

Full of vibrant culture and infectious energy, these performances feature original choreography inspired by Mexican traditions while showcasing the more than 160 students, from Rifle to Aspen, who dance in the ballet’s acclaimed after-school program.  Tickets $25,

Sunday, May 5

You, too, can be decorated during Basalt's Color Run.

Paint the Town: Basalt’s Color Run 5K
Registration/T-shirt pick-up 10 a.m., start 11 a.m., Arbaney Park

Don a white T-shirt (included in your registration), then walk, run, bike, or skate through four color stations along the course, where you’ll be doused in a different color of powder (it’s safe and non-toxic). By the time you finish, you’ll be literally brilliant. Basalt High School’s National Honor Society hosts this annual run for a good cause; all proceeds benefit the Aspen Hope Center. Registration $15 (advance), $20 (day of),





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