If you enjoy dance and a good laugh, you can satisfy both needs with a night at the Aspen District Theatre on March 16, at 7:30pm. The hilarious men of Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo (AKA the "Trocs") will take the stage for an evening of great dancing and fun, simultaneously celebrating and spoofing traditional classical ballet. All roles, including prima ballerina, are performed by men, complete with tutus, toe shoes and fabulous makeup. Don't miss it! For details, visit www.aspensantafeballet.com.
While we wait for the next snowstorm, jazz lovers in Aspen are in for a real treat tonight. The iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band is playing at our favorite live music venue, the Belly Up at 9pm. With its intimate setting, the Belly Up is an ideal place to hear these amazing musicians with their New Orleans flair and inventive music. Don't miss it! Details at www.bellyupaspen.com
If you miss the Aspen Saturday Market, tomorrow you can fulfill your need for great fresh produce and baked goods by visiting the Winter Farmer's Market in Basalt. Besides veggies and baked goods, you can shop for meat, fish, eggs, cheese, pasta, soup, coffee, jewelry and leather products while listening to live music by Jimmy Dykann. Located indoors at the Eagle Crest Nursery, just off Highway 82, the market takes places from 10am to 4pm every Saturday until March 15. For details, call (970) 963-1173.