Howard Jones heads to the Vilar for a Friday night show.

Image: Zach Mahone

Friday

 
 
Alabama Tornadoes Fundraiser featuring Darth Crooks

March 22, 4 to 7 p.m., Moe's Original BBQ, Lionshead Village

The valley's most prominent BBQ joint is dishing up its signature heaping plates of southern cuisine for a good cause, with a portion of sales going to victims of the tornadoes in Alabama earlier this month. Live music from Darth Crooks, plus raffles and food and drink specials are all part of the event. moesoriginalbbq.com

Powabunga

March 22, 4 p.m., Ford Park, Vail

Vail's newest music festival, Powabunga, kicks off Friday with opener Beschloo before headliner and internationally recognized electronic artist Zhu closes out the show as the sun goes down (general admission tickets available for $69, with VIP options available).

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio

March 22, 7:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Robin Boult and Nick Beggs join electronic music pioneer Howard Jones on Beaver Creek's main stage for one night and one night only (tickets starting at $48 per person). vilarpac.org

Powabunga After Party

March 22, 10 p.m., Vail Ale House, West Vail

If you missed the big show at Ford Park (or you're just looking to keep the party going), head over to the Vail Ale House where Justin Jay and Friends will keep things going til the wee hours of the morning ($25 per person). powabungafest.com

Saturday

 
 
Powabunga Costume Contest

March 23, 11 a.m., Fall Line, Vail Village

Powabunga isn't just music—the festival's inaugural costume competition goes down in Vail Village's Fall Line restaurant, with prizes going to a variety of categories (including new skis and snowboards for Best Dressed). powabungafest.com

Powabunga

March 23, 4 p.m., Ford Park, Vail

After the costume contest, head over to Ford Park, where one last day of music kicks off with Golden before Bob Moses closes things out at 9 p.m. (tickets starting at $59 per person). powabungafest.com

Free Comedy Night

March 23, 8 p.m., Vail Brewing Company, Eagle-Vail

Vail-Brewing Company's flagship pub is bringing back comedy night, with live stand-up sets and (of course) beer all part of the fun. vailbrewingco.com

The Crystal Method at Agave

March 23, 9:30 p.m., Agave Nightclub, Avon

If you like to dance, head to Agave Nightclub for electronic duo The Crystal Method on Saturday night ($25-$30 per person). agaveavon.com

Powabunga After Party

March 23, 10 p.m., Vail Ale House, West Vail

Check out Powabunga's final set at Vail Ale House, where electronic duo Bob Moses (and a medley of other artists from the inaugural music festival) keep the party going all night long ($30 per person). powabungafest.com

Sunday

 
 
Vail Cups

March 24, 9 a.m., Vail Mountain

If you think your little one rips like Lindsey or Mikaela, head over to Golden Peak for a chance to sign them up for ski racing events against other local kids. The event is sponsored by Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. but you don't need to be a member to participate. skiclubvail.org

 
 

 

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