Saturday, April 13, Sun Dog Athletic's K-9 Uphill, benefiting local animal shelters, returns to Buttermilk. "Dogs and their people" will race to the top of Buttermilk Mountain in snowshoes, Stabil-icers or skis. The race begins at 10am and there will be competitive and recreational divisions, demo showshoes and demo dogs available for participants. A dog and owner costume contest, food and an awards ceremony will follow the uphill race. For details, call (970) 925-1069.
One of Aspen's most unique film offerings, Shortsfest, is underway at the Wheeler Opera House this week. A ticket buys a roster of films from 30 seconds to 30 minutes in length, with emotions ranging from the dramatic to the sublimely silly. It's a don't-miss Aspen event. For tickets and schedule details, visit www.aspenfilm.org.
Tonight the Wheeler Opera House will present a special screening of the exciting documentary about Detroit firefighters, "BURN." Aspen local and well-known actor Robert Wagner will introduce the film and host a post-screening Q & A with some of the firefighters in the movie. The show begins at 7:30 and tickets are $15. For more details, visit www.aspenshowtix.com.