Aspen Weekend Agenda: March 1–3, 2019

Get your culture fix with a hot singer at JAS Café, a classic John Steinbeck play, a unique shadow-dance group at the Wheeler, and more.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff February 27, 2019

Of Mice and Men plays at Thunder River Theatre.

Friday to Sunday, March 1–3

Of Mice and Men
7:30 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday), Thunder River Theatre, Carbondale

John Steinbeck’s classic Depression-era tale of migrant workers George and Lennie, and their quest for the American Dream, is directed by Thunder River founder Lon Winston. Catch the play next weekend, too, at the same times. Tickets $15–$30,

Friday and Saturday, March 1–2

JAS Café: Ola Onabule
8 p.m. (Friday), 7 & 9:15 p.m. (Saturday), Downstairs at the Nell
A veteran of international jazz festivals, the British-born, Nigerian-raised singer—who has a four-octave range—writes and performs an infectious blend of jazz, soul, and world music. Come at 7:15 p.m. for Friday’s show to hear the pre-concert Listen Up talk with Onabule. A bar menu will be available both evenings. Tickets $40,

Ola Onabule performs Friday and Saturday evenings at JAS Café.

Saturday, March 2

Wood and Wire
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
This quartet from Austin, Texas, melds hard-country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation and puts on a heckuva live show. The band’s recent North of Despair received a Grammy nomination for best bluegrass album. Tickets $17 in advance, $22 day of show,

Catapult brings its unique shadow-dance show to the Wheeler on Sunday.

Sunday, March 3

5:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Fresh off a European tour, this unique shadow-dance group—which gained prominence on America’s Got Talent—creates dazzling illusions and performs magical routines behind a screen onstage. 5:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House, Tickets $28 (adult), $18.50 (child),

North Mississippi All-Stars
8:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
It’s always a good party when these funky blues-slingers come to town. Their most recent album, Prayer for Peace, has been lauded as the band’s best yet. DJ Mikey Thunder opens. Tickets $28 GA, $45 reserved,

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