Get geared-up for Crested Butte's biggest costume party and Nordic event of the year. Sign up for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and full-marathon races and sign the kids up for either the 1.5K or 3K kids races. All courses take you through the snow-covered allyways of downtown Crested Butte and some along the pristinely-groomed Nordic trails on the town's outskirts. Celebrate the end of the race at the awards after-party held at Montanya Rum Distillery. Sat 9 a.m.
Ladies, indulge with a bite of dark chocolate while learning how to lead a heart healthy life. Raise awareness for women and heart disease as you and your girlfriends enjoy the music, prize drawings, beauty bar, and gift bags, while you browse the season’s up-and-coming red fashion wear. The social initiative, Go Red For Women, was launched by The American Heart Association to provide education on the risk of women’s heart disease. Event is in con Sat 4-6 p.m.
Celebrate the poetic verses of Allen Ginsberg and other legendary Beat writers with a night filled with live jazz from the Bill Giebler Trio, a performance from bongoist Bob Mulligan, recitations of beat poetry, and a photo booth—you’re going to want snapshots of the mandatory 1950s Beat attire. The evening includes a buffet-style dinner, including entrées of rosemary roast chicken or London broil, beer, and wine. Proceeds benefit OpenArts. Sat 5:30-9 p.m.
A joint endeavor between Switchfoot singer Jon Foreman and Grammy-winning Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins, this duo released its second album, Fiction Family Reunion, on January 29. The pair blends its respective musical backgrounds to create dreamy, folk-pop punctuated by country-influenced rock. The acoustic show is part of the Heavy & Light Tour sponsored by To Write Love on Her Arms, a national nonprofit that helps support people dealing with depression, self-harm, and addiction.