5 Things to Do This Weekend: November 15–17, 2019

An annual community musical, a holiday shopping kick-off, two film festivals, and a student art exhibit keep this mid-November weekend hopping.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff November 13, 2019

The cast of 9 to 5 the Musical, which plays this Friday and Saturday, congregates backstage.

Image: Paula Makar

A reminder that during the off-season, we are publishing our newsletter bi-weekly. Look for our next edition on November 27, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Friday–Saturday, November 15–16

Emma Schoolhouse Christmas Bazaar
3–7 p.m., Friday; 8–3 p.m., Saturday, Emma Schoolhouse, Basalt

This 40-plus years running annual showcase of handmade food and wares from local artists not only is a great way to get a jump on your holiday shopping, but also to peek inside this quaint historic venue.

Aspen Community Theatre’s 9 to 5 the Musical
7 p.m., Aspen District Theatre

Marvel at the talents of your friends and neighbors in this robust production of the film that memorably starred Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda. Viewed through the lens of today’s #MeToo movement, the story of a sexist boss and the three employees who take revenge on him seems somewhat dated, but the cast’s enthusiasm for performing makes for an enjoyable show nonetheless. Tickets $25,

Friday, November 15

Third Annual Home/Un Hogar Exhibit Opening        
5–7 p.m., The Art Base, Basalt

Through a program that helps give immigrant students a sense of belonging and community pride in a new place, 15 teens, ages 14 to 18, who recently relocated to Basalt from El Salvador created self-portraits representing past, present, and future selves. The resulting exhibit, which was facilitated by the Art Base, Basalt High School, and artist Valerie Rose, runs through December 19.

A student artist at work creating for the exhibit Home at the Art Base.

Saturday, November 16

Women’s Adventure Film Tour
6:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Watch these daring women push their limits in this selection of short films. The lineup includes backcountry skiing in British Columbia’s Purcell and Selkirk ranges; a solo circumnavigation of Scotland’s Isle of Skye by stand-up paddleboard; two childhood friends #vanlifing their way across the Australian Outback; a profile of one of the most successful female paragliding pilots in history; and Mirna Valerio’s first attempt at the Broken Arrow Sky Race in Squaw Valley. Tickets $15,

Winter Stoke Film Festival
7 p.m., Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs

Step up the stoke for ski season at this competition of locally produced short videos (the winners, selected by audience vote, get cash prizes), followed by a showing of Warren Miller’s Timeless. The evening also serves as a fundraiser for True Media Foundation, which inspires local youth to get outside to shoot, then edit their own videos. Can’t make it to the Glenwood shows? Catch the fest on repeat at Carbondale’s 3rd Street Center on November 23, with Matchstick Production’s Return to Sender as the feature film. Tickets $17 (adults), $7.50 (kids),



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