The Weekend: Off-slope offerings
Theater, dance and live music options guarantee theyll be something to do after the lifts close on the opening weekend of ski season on Aspen Mountain.The local entertainment scene shapes up like this, starting with the live music: Belly Up presents Gran Bel Fisher at 10 p.m. tonight ($7), Boulder band Storytyme at 10 p.m. Saturday ($7) and reggae trio The Meditations at 9 p.m. Sunday ($15). 450 S. Galena St. 544-9800. For the full rundown on whats coming up at the Aspen nightclub, see http://www.aspentimes.com/music.Steves Guitars presents old-time/bluegrass with The Corrine West Trio tonight ($15) and The Frank Martin Band in a CD release party on Saturday; at 8:30 p.m. Admission for Martins gig is $10 per person, or $20 including his new CD, and $25 per couple, including the CD. (See more on Martin elsewhere in this A&E section.) 19 S. Fourth St. Carbondale. 963-3304.Two Rivers Caf has live music every Friday from 6-9 p.m. 156 Midland Ave., Basalt. 927-3348.Dos Gringos Burritos hosts an open bluegrass jam every Sunday at 6 p.m. Players of all levels welcome. Located in La Fontana Plaza, off Highway 133, Carbondale. For more information call Kayo at 963-0911 or write email@example.com. Fins Grille & Raw Bar features Eddie OBrien on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. 710 Glenwood Ave., upstairs. 945-4771.Also going on this weekendCelebrate the Beat will present its fall dance program, 24 Hours in India, an original musical starring children from the Aspen Community School, tonight (Friday) at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Community School gym. Tickets $10 adult, $5 for kids. Call Tracy Straus at 920-3202 or Aspen Community School at 923-4080.
Parallel Lives, a reprise of the sketch comedies by Peggy Mundinger and Wendy Perkins, will be presented Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale as a benefit for the Carbondale Clay Center. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 963-2529.Basalt High School hosts a dinner theater event tonight (Friday) and Saturday featuring the melodramas The Inventors Daughter and Run to the Roundhouse Nellie, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, and performances beginning at 7 p.m. $12. Basalt Regional Heritage Society presents a talk by Richard Neal and friends on the living history of the old town of Reudi tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Basalt Town Hall. 927-4693.St. Vincent Catholic Church holds its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring homemade baked goods and candies, home decorations, quilts, jams, Santas Secret Shop for kids, and St. Vincents unique Toms Door Christmas Cards. Pasteries and coffee for $1, and soup, bread, dessert for $5.Roaring Fork Valley Spellbinders holds the second annual Tellabration, a celebration of storytelling, Saturday at the Waldorf School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Trained storytelling volunteers will tell stories for audiences, with free homemade cookies and hot cider. 963-3684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.The Pleasures of Growing Older an evening of wine, coffee, dessert and entertainment by storyteller Len Barron will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pitkin County Senior Center, as a fundraiser for the Dr. Whit Long Term Care Fund. Tickets $20. Call Doris Downey at 963-1389.The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.
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