5 Things to Do This Weekend: November 1–3, 2019

It will warm up a bit over the next few days, so get out there and take in live music and theater, and support local schools at the Taste of Basalt.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff October 30, 2019

A reminder that during the off-season, we are publishing our newsletter bi-weekly. So, in addition to our recommends here, plan for these events next weekend: folk trio Rainbow Girls at the Wheeler’s On the Rise Series (Nov 8); Immigrant Voices storytelling event at Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre (Nov 9); and Roadless, the new TGR film about Jeremy Jones and crew splitboarding in the most remote area in the Lower 48 (Nov 9 at the Wheeler). Plus, Aspen Community Theater's annual production kicks off on Nov 8; don't miss seeing your friends and neighbors in 9 to 5.

It looks like this now in Aspen, so stock up on ski and snowboard gear at the huge Four Mountain Sports sale at Snowmass.

Friday–Sunday, November 1–3

Four Mountain Sports Blowout Sale
9 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, Westin Hotel, Snowmass

If you didn’t get what you need at October’s ski swaps, you’re sure to find it here, as Four Mountain Sports takes over the Westin’s conference room and stuffs it to the gills with skis, snowboards, helmets, clothing, footwear, and more. It’s a social occasion, too, as you’re bound to run into friends in search of deals.

Ghost the Musical
7 p.m. (Fri & Sat), 2 p.m. (Sat & Sun), Black Box Theater at Aspen High

Yes, the movie made famous by Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze as a love-struck couple who continue their relationship after he dies is now a musical. This time, it’s performed by students in Theatre Aspen’s education program. Tickets $25 (adult), $15 (17 and under),

Friday, November 1

First Friday: Dia de los Muertos
5–9 p.m., Carbondale

Commemorate the Day of the Dead at this month’s First Friday. Things get started at the Third Street Center at 5 p.m. with altar viewing, face painting, Mexican hot chocolate, and other treats, along with performances by Afro-Latin dancers and Waldorf School musicians. At 6:15 p.m., a procession will walk from Third Street to Main Street (bring flashlights or glow sticks). Then Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Folklorico group will give a pair of performances at Thunder River Theatre (7:30 & 8:30 p.m.), while Dance of the Sacred Fire will perform with aerial silks and flames at 4th and Main (8 p.m.) Free,

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's Folklorico will perform during Carbondale First Friday's Dia de los Muertos celebration.

9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

If you missed this funky electronic/jam band at its sold-out Halloween show—or want to come back for more—here’s your chance to dance yourself silly. Tickets, $45 general admission, $75 reserved,

Lotus plays Belly Up on Saturday night.

Saturday, November 2

Taste of Basalt
6–11 p.m., Roaring Fork Club, Basalt

The Basalt Education Foundation’s annual school fundraiser features a multitude of food and drink stations from local restaurants, caterers, and wine distributors; a bountiful silent auction; and what always turns out to be a spirited dance party (thanks, DJ Dylan) to close out the night (see your kids’ teachers get down!). Tickets $125,



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