Thea Djordjadze Aspen Art Museum, 590 N. Mill St., Aspen. Originally trained as a painter, Djordjadze is best known for creating sculptural installations that combine found and constructed elements in carefully choreographed settings. This will be Djordjadze’s first major solo exhibition in North America. Call 970-925-8050.
Rob Pruitt Aspen Art Museum, 590 N. Mill St., Aspen. Since the early 1990s, Pruitt’s risk-taking investigations into American popular culture have taken many forms. His exhibition at the museum will be the artist’s first-ever solo museum survey in America. Visit the museum website or call for open hours. Call 970-925-8050.
Friday, May 3
Lulubelle Main Street Fashion Show 6 – 9 p.m., 320 Main St., downtown Carbondale. Lulubelle’s third annual Main Street Fashion Show. Show starts at 7 p.m., and festivities of First Friday go all night. Call 970-510-5141.
Family Block Party 4 – 8 p.m., The Village Smithy and Third Street, Carbondale. Playful activities for the kids courtesy of the Carbondale Recreation Community Center, arts and crafts by the Children‛s Rocky Mountain School, and meet some of Colorado Animal Rescue‛s adoptables. Live music, prize drawings and food and drink will be available. Proce ds benefit valley recreation, early childhood education and the local animal shelter. Call 970-948-1334.
Baby Storytime 10 – 11 a.m., Snowmass Chapel and Community Center, Snowmass Village. A lap-sit story time for babies under 24 months. Songs, bounces, rocks, finger-plays, books and more. About 20 minutes, with stay-and-play afterward. Presented by the Pitkin County Library. Call 970-429-1900.
Musical storytime 9 – 10 a.m., Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, 16543 Old Highway 82, Carbondale. For parents and their children, infants to age 6. Celebrate the changing seasons through live, acoustic, age-appropriate music, songs, poetry, movement, stories and puppetry. The cost is $20 per family to drop in and $60 for four classes in a four-class session; deeper discounts available for families who commit to an entire semester. Call 970-963-0140 or 970-963-6085.
Dwight F. Ferren 6 – 9 p.m., Two Rivers Bar and Cafe, Midland Avenue, Basalt. Solo acoustic guitar instrumentals and then electric-guitar karaoke. Call 970-927-1076.
MTHDS perform the Beastie Boys 9:30 p.m., Belly Up, 450 S. Galena St., Aspen. Music That Heightens Different Senses combines punk, hip-hop and funk with a roots party groove. Call 970-544-9800.
Saturday, May 4
Kentucky Derby party 2 – 6 p.m., Riverside Grill, 181 Basalt Center Circle, Basalt. Watch the Kentucky Derby on six big screens and surround sound. Mint-julep, fried-chicken and barbecue-shrimp specials. Wear a fancy hat for a chance to win prizes. Call 970-927-9301.
Nonfiction Book Club 4:15 – 6 p.m., Pitkin County Library. Discuss “River Notes,” by Wade Davis, a journey down the river and through mankind’s complicated and destructive relationship with one of its greatest natural resources. All are welcome to join in. Books for each month’s selection are available ahead of time on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 970-429-1900.
Mayfaire 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, 16543 Highway 82, Carbondale. A family celebration of Spring Mother Earth. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m., followed by Maypole Dance and Crafts. Pony rides, obstacle course, flower crowns, gnome homes, botanical-dying scarves and lunch. Call 970-963-1960.
Makeover Marathon 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mi Hair, 300 AABC, Unit L, Aspen. A makeover day to benefit the Extreme Sports Camp, an athletic experience for autism. Haircuts, blowouts, manicures, facials and makeup. Call 970-925-1378.
Waldorf parent/tot classes 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork Kinderhaus, 16543 Highway 82, Carbondale. A gentle and nurturing environment for children ages zero to three, with a parent or caregiver. The morning includes handcrafts, free play, a healthy and hearty snack, circle time, puppet show and topics of discussion pertaining to Waldorf Education. Call 970-216-9936.
Devendra Banhart with Rodrigo Amarante 9 – 11:30 p.m., Belly Up, 450 S. Galena St., Aspen. For his Nonesuch debut, Devendra Banhart chose the title “Mala,” literally the Serbian word for “small” but used colloquially in Eastern Europe as a term of endearment, “like sweetie pie,” Banhart explains. It was a placeholder during most of the recording, a working title offhandedly inspired by a ring his fiancée, the Serbian photographer and artist Ana Kras, had given him with that word on it. But the name stuck, and it proves to be an apt one for an album so intimate in scale and open of heart. Call 970-544-9800.
“Alice in Wonderland” 7 – 9 p.m., Carbondale Middle School Theater. Cornerstone Classical School and SOL Theatre Company present “Alice in Wonderland” cast with children from the valley. Performances: at 7 p.m. May 4 and at 2 p.m. May 5. Tickets available by calling 970-927-9106, or purchase at the door. $10 for adults; $8 for children.
Thompson Creek Family Exploration 10 a.m. – noon, Thompson Creek Open Space, meet at Thompson Creek, south of Carbondale. Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and take a family-friendly hike to the confluence of Thompson Creek and the Crystal River. Search for signs of animals, large and small, and learn why animals like to live near the river. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy springtime along the river. Dress appropriately; the hike will happen rain or shine. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space Trails. Registration is required and opens on April 13 at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call 970-927-1290.
Sunday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo taco night 6 – 8 p.m., Riverside Grill. Live music by the bar band. All you can eat fajita bar. Margarita and beer specials. Call 970-927-9301.
Open Mic Night 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., Carbondale Beer Works, 647 Main St., Carbondale. Bring your tap shoes, penny whistle, nose flute, poetry or guitar. Call 970-704-1216.
Booty Snatch Tour 8 p.m., Belly Up. Robotic Pirate Monkey is an electronic trio that fuses eclectic samples from the past with cutting-edge sound design. Call 337-326-0797.
A local kid got on the X Games Aspen podium on Sunday night, but it wasn’t the one most people expected. Even Jon Sallinen didn’t think he’d be taking home a medal.