What to do this weekend for July 17 to July 19

James Cowan and Virginia Veale rehearse a scene from "Machinal" on Thursday at the Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.
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"Still Waiting" by The Greyboy Allstars

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"H2O" by The Pimps of Joytime

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"Funky Hit Records" by Lyrics Born, remix by DJ Erb

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"Truth" by Sol'Jibe

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The Pimps of Joytime opens for The Greyboy Allstars during the Free Summer Concert Series about 6 p.m. today.

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Sol Jibe, a band from the Reno/Tahoe area, blends American roots, world beat and Latin rhythms into "World Pop." Sol Jibe plays at 10 tonight at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill.

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The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, plays his rockabilly music with Nekromantix for this high-energy show in downtown Steamboat, at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

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The Gryphon Trio plays during at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Strings Music Pavilion.

Today

— - Brown Bag Lecture - Tread of Pioneers Museum, noon

Kitty Ellison presents "Political Cartoons of the 1890s" featuring work by William H. Walker for the Tread's weekly lunchtime lecture series. Admission is FREE; bring a bag lunch. Call 879-2214. Corner of Eighth and Oak streets.

- Hayden Farmers Market - 100 block of Walnut Street in Hayden, 5 to 8 p.m.

Featuring several food stands and other types of vendors, the recently founded Hayden Farmers Market is FREE to attend. Call Suzanne at 846-0616 for more information or to apply to be a vendor at future markets.

- The Greyboy Allstars with Karl Denson - Howelsen Hill, 6 p.m.

The second concert in the 2009 Free Summer Concert Series. Scheduled to appear with all-star saxophonist Karl Denson, The Greyboy Allstars combine 1970s funk grooves with jazz melodies to land on a laidback, danceable sound. Listen to the Allstars at www.myspace.com/thegreyboyallstars. Brooklyn funk band The Pimps of Joytime opens about 6 p.m.

FREE. Call All That Jazz at 879-4422

- Jesse Christensen - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Happy hour entertainment. FREE. Call 870-0438. Rex's is at 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., next to Holiday Inn.

- "Taming of the Shrew" - Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

The 2009 Picnic Theater Festival updates a William Shakespeare classic. Bringing in performers from Steamboat Springs and New Zealand, the festival strives to get theater out of the box while building cultural connections. Admission to all Picnic Theatre performances is FREE; donations are accepted. Call Stuart Handloff at 355-9403 for more information. Park at Steamboat Springs High School and walk to Spring Creek Park.

- Organstein Jazz Trio - Three Peaks Grill, 7 p.m.

Cool off with jazz tunes from Paul Potyen on piano, Steve Boynton on guitar and Dave Allen on drums. FREE admission. Call 879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

- Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series - Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

The rodeo includes all the usual events, such as tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. Live entertainment and barbecue get going at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 7 to 15 and free for children ages 6 and younger. For more information, call 879-1818. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway, at the bottom of Fifth Street across the Yampa River.

- Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory faculty concert - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.

The faculty of the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory presents the Bergonzi Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the University of Miami. FREE with a $10 suggested donation. Call 879-1350 ext. 13. Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat Springs.

- Brent Rowan and friends - Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Brent Rowan, the two-time Academy of Country Music's Guitarist of the Year, and guests Gary Burr and Victoria Shaw play for part of the Strings Music Festival Different Tempo Series. Hear music at www.myspace.com/brentrowan. Tickets cost $39. Call 879-5056. Strings Music Pavilion, off Pine Grove Road.

- "Machinal," - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 8 p.m.

Perry-Mansfield high school and college drama students present "Machinal" by Sophie Treadwell. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 10 and younger. Call 879-7125. Julie Harris Theatre, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 40755 Routt County Road 36.

- Lyrics Born - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Independent hip-hop artist Lyrics Born performs at the Ghost Ranch Saloon. Listen to a song from Lyrics Born at www.ExploreSteamboat.com. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 on the day of show. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com. 56 Seventh St.

- Jebus - The Boathouse Pub, about 9 p.m.

Jebus plays rock and jam music. Hear music at www.myspace.com/jebus.

Admission is FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

- Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Blues band Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam livens up the pub. The band from the Isle of Man has opened for Kid Rock, Gov't Mule and The Who. Hear music at www.myspace.com/backdoorslam. Cost TBA. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

- Something Underground - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Something Underground plays rock music at The Tugboat. Music is streaming at www.myspace.com/somethingunderground. Cover is $5. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

- Sol Jibe - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Sol Jibe, a band from the Reno/Tahoe area, blends American roots, world beat and Latin rhythms into "World Pop." Listen to the band at www.ExploreSteamboat.com. Admission is FREE. Call 879-3773. Mahogany Ridge is at 435 Lincoln Ave.

- DJ Also Starring - The Tap House, 10 p.m.

A weekly dance party features a mash-up of Also Starring's ever-changing record collection along with crowd-pleasing hits. Drink specials at the bar all night: $2 well drinks and $2 draft beer. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

- High Country Kitchen & Garden Tour - Across Steamboat Springs

The High Country Kitchen & Garden Tour kicks off at the Strings Park with a continental breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. The event features eight houses with amazing high country kitchens and gardens. Each ticket includes a map and descriptions to visit on attendees' own schedules. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 day of tour and $65 for the VIP Tour, which include transportation. Call 879-5056, ext. 105, or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com.

- 28th annual Steamboat Springs Writers Conference - The Depot Art Center, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Steamboat Springs Day for Writers, presented by the Steamboat Springs Writers Group and Steamboat Springs Arts Council, features young adult novelist Wick Downing and short story writer Erika Krouse. $60 covers four seminars and a catered lunch. Call Susan at 879-8138. 1001 13th St.

- Mainstreet Farmers Market - Sixth Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Featuring regionally grown produce, arts and crafts, food vendors, local businesses and live music, the Mainstreet Farmers Market takes place every Saturday through the summer. Admission is FREE. Call Tracy at 846-1800.

- Pottery workshop - Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make a hand-built pottery planter or wall vase during the hand-built pottery workshop with Julie Anderson. The workshop is this Saturday and July 25, for glazing the pottery. Bring a lunch. $100 class fee and $20 materials fee. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St.

- Canvas floor mat workshop - Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dona Steele leads a workshop to teach participants to make canvas floor mats. Bring your lunch for this one-day workshop. $120 class fee and $30 materials fee. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St.

- North Routt Charter School Community Fun-raiser - Iacovetto Ranch, 3 to 8 p.m.

The Fun-raiser features a pig roast, live music by Awkward Moment, games and a silent auction. The cost is $30 for adults (pre-paid by July 13), $35 (after July 13), $7 for children ages 5 to 13. Call Hillary at 846-1833. The Iacovetto Ranch is at Pearl Lake, between Clark and Hahn's Peak off Routt County Road 129.

- Jay Roemer - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Happy hour entertainment. FREE. Call 870-0438. Rex's is at 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., next to Holiday Inn.

- 2009 Picnic Theater Festival - Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

"Songs Around a Campfire": Laurie Collins directs a musical that pairs Maori myths with American pioneer songs. Admission to all Picnic Theatre performances is FREE; donations are accepted. Call Stuart Handloff at 355-9403 for more information. Park at Steamboat Springs High School and walk to Spring Creek Park.

- Cosmic Night and free karaoke - Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza.

- Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series - Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

The rodeo includes all the usual events, such as tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. Live entertainment and barbecue get going at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 7 to 15 and free for children ages 6 and younger. For more information, call 879-1818. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway, at the bottom of Fifth Street across the Yampa River.

- Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory student recital - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.

Students from the summer chamber music program perform. FREE. Call 879-1350 ext. 13. Corner of Ninth and Oak streets.

- Cuarteto Latinoamericano - Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

The ensemble will perform tangos and pieces by Latin American composers. The group has been nominated for a Grammy Award and at Latin Grammy. Cost is $35 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 18. Call 879-5056. The Strings Music Pavilion is off Pine Grove Road.

- "Machinal" - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 8 p.m.

Perry-Mansfield high school and college drama students present "Machinal" by Sophie Treadwell. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 10 and younger. Call 879-7125. Julie Harris Theatre, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 40755 Routt County Road 36.

- Tasty Vittles - The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Tasty Vittles plays rock/jam music. Admission is FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

- Something Underground - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Something Underground plays rock music at The Tugboat. Music is streaming at www.myspace.com/somethingunderground. Cover is $5. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

- Reverend Horton Heat - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, plays his rockabilly music with Nekromantix for this high-energy show in downtown Steamboat. Cost is $25; tickets available in advance at www.ghostranchsaloon.com. Show might be sold out: Call 879-9898 to check. 56 Seventh St.

Sunday

- 2009 Picnic Theater Festival - Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

"Eccentricities of a Butterfly" by Dagny McKinley: A day in the life of local writer McKinley's character Audrey Rose. Admission to all Picnic Theatre performances is FREE; donations are accepted. Call Stuart Handloff at 355-9403 for more information. Park at Steamboat Springs High School and walk to Spring Creek Park.

- Cique - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 6 p.m.

Jazz music by Cique. Cost is $5. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com. 56 Seventh St.

- Game night - The Tap House, 10 p.m.

Square off in Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero and bar games. FREE admission; happy hour drink prices all night. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

This week

- Arias concert - Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m. Tuesday

An Arias concert, presented by the 2009 Emerald City Opera Institute for Emerging Singers. Cost is $17. Call 879-1996. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

- Theater performance - Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m. Wednesday

Great American Laughing Stock Co. theater performance at Bud Werner Memorial Library. FREE. Call 879-0240, ext. 313. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue

- Strings Music Festival Wednesday Night Classical - Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m. Wednesday

The Gryphon Trio performs Hatzis "Old Photographs"; Hindemith Sonata for Solo Viola; Dvorak Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola; Mozart Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major. $25 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 18. Call 879-5056. Strings Music Pavilion, off Pine Grove Road.

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