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This hilarious comedy troupe performs Friday night at the Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale. 

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Friday, March 23

 
History Ski Tour
 
11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Aspen Mountain

Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long-time local historian. The tour meets at the mountaintop Guest Services cabin below the gondola. Free with lift ticket, aspenhistory.org

Owl Afternoon with ACES
 
3–5 p.m., Aspen Sports, Aspen

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies hosts this family-friendly community event to support the nonprofit’s Children’s Education Fund. Meet ACES’ resident great horned owl, learn all about these beautiful birds, and participate in owl-themed crafts. During March, Aspen Sports will match by 50 percent any donation you make to the Children’s Education Fund at any of its 11 locations in Aspen and Snowmass Village. Free, aspennature.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. Aspensnowmass.com

“No Barriers” by Erik Weihenmayer
 
7 p.m., Morgridge Commons, Glenwood Springs

Erik Weihenmayer didn’t just kayak the entire length of the Grand Canyon—he did it without sight. He relates the adventure in his book No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. Weihenmayer is the featured author and adventurer of this year’s Common Reader Tour from Colorado Mountain College. Free, coloradomtn.edu

Library Cinema: Lady Bird
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Winner of two Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Actress, and nominated for five Academy Awards (not to mention receiving dozens of other film accolades), this film gives a painstakingly real portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship during the daughter's final year of high school. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire
 
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Seven seasons of Game of Thrones are ripe for send-up in this live comic production that has been described as “darkly humorous and beautifully vulgar.” $38, wheeleroperahouse.com

Consensual Improv
 
8 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale

Catch TRTC’s hilarious improvisational comedy posse. The show has an edgy, high-energy, Second City–esque vibe that'll keep you laughing the whole way through. $15, thunderrivertheatre.com

 
The T.A.M.I. Show: The First Rock and Roll Concert Film
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Head back in time to the great rock-and-roll age of the 1960s with this film that shows concerts from some of your favorite bands. From the Rolling Stones and Chuck Berry to the Beach Boys and the Supremes, there will be plenty of great music to dance and sing along to. Free, tacaw.org

Illenium
 
10 p.m., Belly Up

Denver-based DJ and melodic bass producer Nick Miller started making music in 2008, but his career has really flourished in the past few years. Some of his original hits include “Falling In,” “So Wrong,” and “Make Me Do.”$75 general admission, $130 reserved, bellyupaspen.com

 

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Live comedy will take place on Saturday night at the Marble Distilling Co. in Carbondale, as well as the distillery's new digs in Aspen.

Saturday, March 24

 
The North Face Grand Traverse
 
6 a.m.–5 p.m., Base of Aspen Mountain

Cheer on the exhausted-looking skiers you’ll see making their way down Aspen Mountain, race bibs and backpacks signifying them as competitors in this annual race from Crested Butte. After all, each team of two has just climbed and skied some 40 miles, starting at midnight. The awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. thegrandtraverse.org

Shred the Cause Pt. 2
 
12 p.m., Sunlight Mountain Resort

This is the second rail jam competition of the season where willing and able shredders can hit some rails for a great cause: supporting two of the ski resort’s instructors who were recently diagnosed with cancer. There will also be live music and prize giveaways. $20, sunlightmtn.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  

Rebirth Brass Band
 
4:30 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

The third concert of the annual Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series features the funky grooves of the Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans musical institution since 1983. Free, aspensnowmass.com

Marble Distilling Co. Comedy Night
 
7 p.m., The Marble Bar Carbondale & 9 p.m., The Marble Bar Aspen

Veteran Denver comedian Greg Baumhauer returns for an encore performance. He’s known for his foul mouth, smooth delivery, and popularity throughout the state. Comedian Matt Cabos will open for him. $10 cover, marbledistilling.com

An Evening with Joyce Yang
 
7:30 p.m., Aspen District Theatre

Don’t miss this world premiere of a ballet set to the music of Schumann’s Carnaval—the collaboration between acclaimed pianist Yang and Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo was commissioned by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Yang will also accompany two additional works on the program: Return to a Strange Land and Where We Left Off. $36–$124. aspensantafeballet.com

Library Cinema: Lady Bird
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Winner of two Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Actress, and nominated for five Academy Awards (not to mention receiving dozens of other film accolades), this film gives a painstakingly real portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship during the daughter's final year of high school. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Comedian Sam Tallent
 
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

Does this Las Vegas–based (and Denver native) comedian live up to the promise of his surname? There’s one way to find out. $24–$29, tacaw.org

Kick Aspen Big Air
 
8 p.m., Base of Aspen Mountain

These 20 skiers and 20 snowboarders—participating by invitation only—converge on Ajax to compete for a share of a $5,000 purse. Live music and the Bud Light beer garden will help get the good times rolling. Free. aspensnowmass.com

 
Saved by the 90’s
 
10 p.m., Belly Up

In case you missed them, you can celebrate all of your favorite hits from the 1990s with this multi-lead-singer cover band. Sing along to hits like “Wonderwall,” “Just a Girl,” “Intergalactic,” and even “...Baby One More Time,” to name a few. $18 general admission, $30 reserved, $5 surcharge for under 21, bellyupaspen.com

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Lady Bird screens at the Pitkin County Library on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening.

Sunday, March 4

 
Banked Slalom
 
10 a.m., Snowmass Mountain

The third annual snowboard comp sends snowboarders down a fast and wild course starting on the Big Burn at Snowmass Mountain, with options to race against the pros or within age divisions. $35, aspensnowmass.com

Live Poetry Night
 
6:30 p.m., The Mountain Chalet

All poets and listeners are welcome to attend this open mic night, which features local poet David Rothman and singer/songwriter Dan Sheridan. Free, aspenpoetsociety.com

Library Cinema: Lady Bird
 
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library

Winner of two Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Actress, and nominated for five Academy Awards (not to mention receiving dozens of other film accolades), this film gives a painstakingly real portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship during the daughter's final year of high school. $10 (free popcorn included!), pitcolib.org

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
 
9 p.m., Belly Up

Saxophonist Denson is fresh off touring with the Rolling Stones (he was also a member of Lenny Kravitz’s original ensemble in the late 1980s). Now the long-time Aspen favorite is back on the road with his own funk jazz band, which is known for its electrifying live performances. This show isn't one to skip and listen to on Spotify later. $25 general admission, $35 reserved, bellyupaspen.com 

 


 

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