5 Things to Do This Weekend: October 18–20, 2019

You've got a ski movie, an "American Idol" star, aspiring jazz musicians, and more to choose from.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff October 16, 2019

Tim Durtschi slays some Jackson pow in TGR's Winterland, which shows Friday at the Wheeler Opera House.

Friday, October 18

TGR’s Winterland
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

It’s time for the stoke to start building as this season’s crop of ski and snowboard flicks starts to hit the big screen. Tonight, Teton Gravity Research, the famed film outfit out of Jackson, Wyoming, showcases its newest release; among the two-dozen some athletes: Aspen local Colter Hinchliffe. Filming locales include Austria, Norway, British Columbia, and plenty of AK. Expect some good swag giveaways, too. Tickets $15, $7 ages 16 and under,

8:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The multi-instrumentalist and singer Alejandro Aranda (a.k.a. Scarypoolparty) wowed everyone on American Idol earlier this year—he ultimately was runner-up—with his swirly beats and emotive songs. Now he’s touring to sold-out venues across the country and by all accounts he’s charming; lucky for you, (some) tickets are still available for his Aspen show. Synth-pop singer-songwriter Sucré opens. Tickets, $30 reserved (sold out), $20 general admission,

Saturday, October 19

Halloween: Humans and Critters
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Smiling Goat Ranch, Carbondale

Come in costume to this family-friendly party and help Smiling Goat get its therapy animals into costumes of their own (through riding and other sessions, the ranch helps people with autism and veterans with PTSD find healing). Lunch, pumpkin carving, and treats are included. Free,

The free She-Bop concert features female jazz musicians, both aspiring and experienced.

6:30 p.m., Carbondale Middle School

It’s girl power to the max as Jazz Aspen Snowmass, along with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, presents this all-female student and faculty concert, culminating a two-day music workshop for Western Slope gals ages 10 to 18. Can you dig it? Free,

Sunday, October 20

AVSC Nordic Angels Benefit
4–6 p.m., Mountain Chalet

Help support Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic senior athletes at this community fundraiser. There’ll be food and drinks, a silent auction, and plenty of socializing. Plus, alums Hailey Swirbul, who’s now on the US Ski Team, and Scott Lacy, who’s on the AVSC Elite Team, will be there to share stories about their experiences. Free,


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