This week, Keystone’s Friday Night Lights concert series shines on Gregg Gillis’ magic. The one-man mashup machine known as Girl Talk mixes Top 40 songs into masterful works, using as many as 26 samples on just one track.

Spend the cash you save from this free show on a Friday Night Lights lodging deal that includes night skiing. After all, Girl Talk spins a fitting soundtrack to a weekend of wild riding.

8 p.m. River Run Village, Keystone, Free, 1-800-354-4386, official website

Fri: Denver Phoenix Club’s Holiday Bash and Silent Auction
7 p.m.-midnight. Thëorie Restaurant and Lounge, 1920 Market St. $30, official website
Rockin’ parties for charity (think DJs, drinks, and salsa dancing) are what the Denver Phoenix Club, a fundraising organization for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, does best. And Friday night, when the group throws its annual holiday bash and silent auction, should be no different. Rock cover band More Cowbell takes the stage, and an expected 300 people will sidle up to the bar of downtown’s Thëorie restaurant for wine tastings, raffle tickets, and the chance to meet many of Denver’s young professionals.