Mardi Gras beads and tuxedos? Only at the third annual James Bond Gala, featuring Crescent City jazz legend Dr. John. With a “Live and Let Live” theme that plays off the 007 smash Live and Let Die, proceeds from the benefit go toward the Aspen Center for Integrative Health, the Children’s Health Foundation, Pathfinders for Cancer, Goldie Hawn’s Bright Light Foundation, and the city of New Orleans. Try your luck at the Chopard Casino for a trip to Hawaii or Chopard jewelry, or bid your way to a signed Beatles album, a trip to Paris, or a dinner for eight with Goldie Hawn at her home in Old Snowmass. Sat 6:30 p.m. St. Regis Resort, 315 East Dean St., Aspen. Tickets $350. For more information or tickets, call 970-920-2957, ext. 2 or visit www.acih.org.
Pull yourself out of that mid-winter rut with advice from writer Karen Quinn, who will speak about the importance of reinventing yourself and finding a new identity amidst the obstacles, challenges and changes that life brings. Prepare to laugh at Quinn’s account of the crazy adventure that transformed her from a marketing executive to an education advisor to a bestselling author; an adventure so compelling, she sold the movie rights to her story to Catherine Zeta Jones. Thu 6:30 p.m. Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl. $30. For more information, call 720-922-9715.
Break out the ol’ running shoes and down a Power Bar or two before hitting the streets for the Presidents’ Day 5K, presented by Colorado Runner magazine. This jaunt through the Mile-High is the fourth in a series of holiday races to benefit the Kipture Primary School Foundation, which raises funds for a rural school near Kapsabet, Kenya. More than 400 children attend the school without a library, a school kitchen or even electricity. Bonus: The new Doggie Division provides gourmet treats and special prizes for your furry running companions. Sun 8 a.m. Washington Park, 1700 East Louisiana Ave. $13-$23. For more information or to register, call 303-694-2030 or visit www.active.com. For information about the Foundation, visit www.bkbltd.com/kenya.htm.
TV-types Kevin Scofield (Fox 31) and Gregory Hunter (WB-2) turn their talents to photography in this two-man collaborative exhibition of rich Western scenes, showcasing traditional black-and-white pictures and contemporary digital art imagery. Be sure to swing by the “Tres Hombres” wall, a display of original artwork and label designs representing Scofield’s handmade, Boulder-produced wine collection, “Tres Hombres.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Feb. 28. 4th Dimension Gallery at Qube Visual, 1247 Santa Fe Dr. For more information, call 303-697-2734 or 303-820-5170, or visit www.kevinscofield.com.