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Dunkirk is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. See it Friday and Saturday night at the Pitkin County Library.

Friday, March 2 

 
History Ski Tour
 
1 p.m., Aspen Mountain

Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying literally beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a longtime local historian. Meet at the mountain-top Guest Services cabin, below the gondola. Free with lift ticket, aspenhistory.org

Ullr Nights
 
5–9 p.m., Snowmass

Bundle up and ride the Snowmass gondola ($10) to some family-friendly snow play, including the new Breathtaker mountain coaster and lift-served tubing ($49 for a two-hour activities pass to access both; reserve in advance), free ice skating, free snowshoe tours with a guide from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (6 and 7:30 p.m.), snowbiking ($72 guided rides for ages 12 and up, free minibikes for younger kids), and climbing and sliding on a massive snow sculpture. Elk Camp restaurant serves dinner with live music, followed by s’mores and hot cocoa by the bonfire. Plus, this week’s Ullr Nights includes an Art in Unexpected Places workshop. Visitors to Elk Camp have the opportunity to create artwork similar to Sarah Cain’s mural installation Mountain Song, which is on a wall in the dining room. aspensnowmass.com

First Friday in Carbondale: Screening of Colorado ArtBeat Film Series
 
6:30 p.m., Carbondale Arts in The Launchpad

This documentary film produced by Chris and Heather Macdonald of FuseMedia recognizes five Colorado-based artists—Gregory Block, Robert Burch, Linda Girvin, Joshua Goss, and Sara Ransford. The accompanying exhibition, which is open for viewing this evening from 6–8 p.m., runs through March 23. Free, carbondalearts.com 

Red
 
7 p.m., Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College

The six-time 2010 Tony Award–winning play Red comes to Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus. The play is based on a true story about Mark Rothko, the abstract expressionist who struggled to commercialize his art in a series of murals he was commissioned to paint for a New York City restaurant in the 1950s. $13–$18, coloradomtn.edu

JAS Café: Roger Kellaway Trio with Téka and Tom Scott
 
7 & 9:15 p.m., Downstairs at the Nell

This Jazz Aspen Snowmass show is filled with several talented musicians. Roger Kellaway is a Grammy Award winner and an Academy Award–nominated pianist and composer who has recorded more than 250 albums in his career. Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Téka blends the sounds of her home country with jazz, calling the fusion New Bossa. Composer and saxophonist Tom Scott is a three-time Grammy Award winner who used to be a member of the Blues Brothers and also founded the jazz group L.A. Express. $45 show only, jazzaspensnowmass.org

Arthur Miller’s The Price
 
7:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company

Miller’s 1968 drama explores universal themes of loss, regret, and the cost of sacrificing for one’s family. Thunder River Executive Artistic Director Corey Simpson directs. $15–$30, thunderrivertheatre.com

Library Cinema: Dunkirk
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

A 2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, the film is based on a true rescue of more than 300,000 British and Allied soldiers during World War II. In spring 1940, the troops were trapped by German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France and rescued by a fleet of civilian boats requested by the military. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Los Lobos
 
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

From their beginnings more than 40 years ago as a garage band in East LA to their current status as Grammy-winning performers, Los Lobos has consistently delivered its signature blend of Mexican folk, rock, blues, and country. If you’ve never before seen them live, you’ll discover that the band plays lots more than just “La Bamba.” $55, wheeleroperahouse.com

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Formed in a small town in Illinois, this reggae-blues band gained popularity in the St. Louis music scene about a decade ago, and they're still jamming away. $14 , tacaw.org

80’s Prom with Sixteen Candles
 
10 p.m., Belly Up

Take a walk down memory lane as this tribute band plays your favorite hits from the decade of synthethizers and big hair. Side ponytails, skinny ties, bright colors, and leotards are strongly encouraged. $18, bellyupaspen.com 

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The Commodores perform at the Wheeler Opera House Saturday night.

Saturday, March 3

 
Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race
 
6 a.m. for sport course, Snowmass Base Village & 8 a.m. for recreational course, Aspen Highlands Base Village

The annual suffer-fest sees teams of two race up and down all four local ski areas—that’s more than 25 miles and 11,600 vertical feet of climbing. For slightly less ambitious folks, the Power of Two goes up and down Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. aspensnowmass.com

Guided Tour
 
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

Drop in for a spotlight tour of the latest exhibitions led by museum staff. Free, aspenartmuseum.org  

Valle Nevado Après-Ski Party
 
4-7 p.m., Limelight Hotel

Learn all about South America’s largest ski resort, located in the Andes Mountains of Chile, and raise a toast to its 30th anniversary. Prize giveaways include an all-inclusive stay for two and a pair of Mountain Collective passes for next season. Free, vallenevado.com

The Snowball Party
 
5 p.m., Everywhere in Aspen

A party with few details but many reassurances for just how cool it is, this unique event, part of the nationally touring “Tribal Pop-Up Social Adventure,” will encourage you to explore town in a new way.  Sponsored by Suerte Tequila and Aspen Brewing Company, the tour makes its Aspen debut. More details are available once you purchase a ticket. $55, thesnowballparty.com

JAS Café: Roger Kellaway Trio with Téka and Tom Scott
 
7 & 9:15 p.m., Downstairs at the Nell

This Jazz Aspen Snowmass show is filled with several talented musicians. Roger Kellaway is a Grammy Award winner and an Academy Award–nominated pianist and composer who has recorded more than 250 albums in his career. Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Téka blends the sounds of her home country with jazz, calling the fusion New Bossa. Composer and saxophonist Tom Scott is a three-time Grammy Award winner who used to be a member of the Blues Brothers and also founded the jazz group L.A. Express. $45 show only, jazzaspensnowmass.org

Red
 
7 p.m., Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College

The six-time 2010 Tony Award–winning play Red comes to Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus. The play is based off a true story about Mark Rothko, the abstract expressionist who struggled to commercialize his art in a series of murals he was commissioned to paint for a New York City restaurant in the 1950s. $13–$18, coloradomtn.edu

Tom Ressel
 
7 p.m., Marble Bar Aspen

Tom Ressel plays an acoustic set with a variety of old and new classic covers, as well as a few of his own songs. Free, marbledistilling.com

Arthur Miller’s The Price
 
7:30 p.m.,Thunder River Theatre Company

Miller’s 1968 drama explores universal themes of loss, regret, and the cost of sacrificing for one’s family. Thunder River Executive Artistic Director Corey Simpson directs. $15–$30, thunderrivertheatre.com

Library Cinema: Dunkirk
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

A 2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, Dunkirk is based on a true rescue of more than 300,000 British and Allied soldiers during World War II. In spring 1940, these troops were trapped by German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France and rescued by a fleet of civilian boats requested by the military. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

The Commodores
 
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Few bands have reached the type of legendary Motown status that this funk/soul combo has enjoyed. Now that you’ve heard “Brick House” performed by countless wedding bands, catch the real thing live. $89 for Wins members, $125 general admission, wheeleroperahouse.com

Winter Dance Party with Ginger Perry
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Shake off winter doldrums on the dance floor as DJ Ginger Perry spins the tracks. Drink specials available into the night. $7 in advance, $10 day of, tacaw.org

Adventure Club with Warden
 
10 p.m., Belly Up

This dubstep duo from Montreal started in 2011 and is now widely considered a must-see electronic act. The duo consists of Christian Srigley and Leighton James. They'll be joined by electronic music producer Warden, known for his minimal trap single “Do It Like This.” $65, bellyupaspen.com

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Interested in auditioning for Theatre Aspen's summer season? Schedule a tryout this Sunday.

Image: Theatre Aspen

Sunday, March 4

 
Silverboom Nordic Ski Race and BBQ
 
10 a.m., Aspen Cross Country Center

Pick your mode—classic or skate—for the 48th running of this event that includes 5K and 15K distances. A 1.5K Kiddieboom gets young Nords involved. $15 adults, $7 juniors, utemountaineer.com

Theatre Aspen 2018 Season: Local Auditions
 
10 a.m., The Red Brick Center for the Arts

Feeling inspired by tonight's Academy Awards? If so, now’s the time to show off your acting and singing skills at auditions for Theatre Aspen’s 35th anniversary summer season. The nonprofit is seeking both adult and kid (ages seven to 14) actors for its production of Ragtime. But you must email to schedule an audition appointment. Free, theatreaspen.org

Arthur Miller’s The Price
 
2 p.m.,Thunder River Theatre Company

Miller’s 1968 drama explores universal themes of loss, regret, and the cost of sacrificing for one’s family. Thunder River Executive Artistic Director Corey Simpson directs. $15–$30, thunderrivertheatre.com

Red
 
2 p.m., Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College

The six-time 2010 Tony Award–winning play Red comes to Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus. The play is based off a true story about Mark Rothko, the abstract expressionist who struggled to commercialize his art in a series of murals he was commissioned to paint for a New York City restaurant in the 1950s. $13–$18, coloradomtn.edu

Arte en Español: Retratos Familiares
 
3 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

The opening exhibition for Arte en Español, featuring family portraits, includes food, music, and tours, as well as a story sculpture activity with Carbondale Arts, offered in both Spanish and English by the museum and La Tricolor Radio. Free, aspenartmuseum.org

Donavon Frankenreiter with John Craigie
 
9 p.m., Belly Up

A musician and surfer, Californian Donavon Frankenreiter brings his love for waves to his sentimental music, performing catchy surf rock since the early 2000s. He’s joined by singer-songwriter John Craigie, who also hails from California. $32, bellyupaspen.com

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