The musical Million Dollar Quartet plays at the Wheeler on Friday.

Friday, March 6

Pairings
6–8 p.m., Carbondale Clay Center

Putting a twist on the concept of complementary items, this annual event features some two hundred ceramic cups for sale made by more than two dozen local and national artists. After buying your cup of choice, pair it with tastings from local beverage makers: Marble Distilling Co., Batch, Rhumba Girl Liquors, Bonfire Coffee, Carbondale Beer Works, and Two Leaves and a Bud. Cups are $30–$160, which includes one drink; additional drinks $5 each, carbondaleclay.org

Million Dollar Quartet
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

This Tony Award–winning musical portrays the magic that happens one fateful day in 1956 when four young musicians—Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins—convene to play in Memphis. Tickets $65, wheeleroperahouse.com

Saturday, March 7

America’s Uphill
7 a.m., Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza

Long before skinning uphill became a thing, racers—both hard-core and amateurs seeking a challenge—have been trekking the 3,267 feet up Aspen Mountain on skis, snowshoes, or shoes with traction devices for this annual endurance fest. New this year: entry fees include a full post-race breakfast at the Sundeck. $55 advance registration (online until March 6 at 9 a.m.; in person at the Ute Mountaineer until 4 p.m.), $65 race-day registration, aspenspecialevents.com

Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8

Dennis Lehane Movie Weekend
6 p.m. (Saturday), 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. (Sunday), Pitkin County Library

In advance of the noted crime-fiction novelist’s appearance at Winter Words next Tuesday, binge on the trio of critically acclaimed films based on three of his best-selling thrillers: Shutter Island (Saturday); Mystic River (Sunday afternoon); and Gone, Baby, Gone (Sunday evening). The mini film fest is co-hosted by the Library Cinema program and Aspen Words. Free, pitcolib.org

Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese, shows Saturday at the Pitkin County Library.

Sunday, March 8

Keller Williams
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The prolific multi-instrumentalist returns for one of his signature solo shows—he records samples as he plays, then loops them so it sounds like he’s accompanied by other musicians. His repertoire of original songs and covers encompasses a genre-expanding mix of alt-folk, jamgrass, bluegrass, electronica, rock, and more. Tickets $42 reserved, $26 GA, bellyupaspen.com

Keller Williams plays the Belly Up on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

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