‘Sherlock Holmes’ at the Wheeler
The Aspen Community School’s original theater productions are the stuff of local legend.
This year’s original production is "Sherlock Holmes," performed by all kindergarten-through-eighth-grade students at the school and directed by Lou Rae Doyle. It’s based on two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s favorite Holmes stories: “The Red-Headed League” and “A Scandal in Bohemia,” with students interpreting immortal characters like Watson, Irene Adler, and the villainous John Clay.
Seeing these legendary detective tales get the Community School treatment is a site to behold.
Performances are scheduled for Thursday May 2 and Friday May 3 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for kids under 12. They’re available at www.aspenshowtix.com  and the Wheeler Opera House box office. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Local Music Showcases in C’dale and Aspen
Interested in seeing the valley’s homegrown musical talent? This weekend offers two free opportunities to do just that.
On Friday, April 26, Jazz Aspen Snowmass hosts its Student Showcase at PAC3 in Carbondale. The evening show features some of the most talented — and youngest — musicians in the valley. It will feature student jazz bands from middle and high schools in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.
The show starts at 9 p.m. More info at jazzaspensnowmass.org
On Saturday, April 27, Belly Up hosts a Local Artists Showcase, putting a diverse array of local musicians on its vaunted stage. The lineup includes Aspen favorites like Trenton Allan, Kevin Heinz, Laura Herman, Made In Mississippi, Mark Nussmeier, Dana Underwood, Jai Vatuk, and Mike Waters. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. More info at www.bellyupaspen.com