What to do this weekend for July 24 to 26

Dancer Ryan Redmond rehearses a piece. His group will perform Friday and Saturday at "Evening of Dance" at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.
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"River" by Akron/Family

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"Bikes" by Rubblebucket Orchestra

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"Red Birds" by Darrell Scott

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"The River's Gonna Run" by Sam Bush

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Rubblebucket Orchestra plays at 10 p.m. today at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.

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Juno What ?! plays at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill at 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Darrell Scott Band, w/ Abalone Dots plays at 8 p.m. today at Strings Music Pavilion.

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Sam Bush plays "newgrass" at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

Today

Figure drawing session - Artists' Gallery of Steamboat, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Join other artists for an open drawing session on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Model fee is $12. Call 879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

Brown Bag Lecture - Tread of Pioneers Museum, noon

State historian Bill Convery presents "Revisit the White River Incident: The Battle Between Nathan Meeker, the U.S. Army and the White River Utes," for the Tread's weekly lunchtime lecture series. Other weekly activities include free walking tours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the summer. 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.

Chris and Deanna - 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.

"Songs Around a Campfire" - Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

The 2009 Picnic Theater Festival updates an original musical theater piece, drawing on Maori children's stories and songs of the American West. 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. Bring a picnic, a dog, a blanket and other outdoor entertainment tools. Call Stuart Handloff at 970-355-9403 for more information. Park at Steamboat Springs High School and walk to Spring Creek Park.

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

Jazz tunes from Paul Potyen on organ, 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 tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. Live entertainment and barbecue get going at 6 p.m. Participants in the 2009 Emerald City Opera Artist Institute for Emerging Singers will perform the national anthem. 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 chamber music selections. FREE, with a $10 suggested donation. Call 879-1350, ext. 13. Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Darrell Scott Band, w/ Abalone Dots - Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Strings Music Festival's Different Tempo Series presents a double-header of American roots music from far-reaching locales. Abalone Dots, a folk band from Sweden, sing sweet melodies that could just as easily be from Kentucky. Darrell Scott is an established songwriter and picker with two Grammy nominations to his credit. Listen to a song by Scott at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $39 and are available at the Strings box office, 879-5056 or www.stringsmusicfestival.com. The Pavilion is at Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

"An Evening of Dance" - Perry-Mansfield, 8 p.m.

One of the summer performing arts camp's most popular events, the evening of dance features pieces choreographed by Perry-Mansfield's all-star dance faculty. Students from the high school and college dance program perform. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children younger than 11. Call 879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

Filthy Children, w/ Spiritual Rez - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Filthy Children is a seven-piece funk and rock band from Denver. Spiritual Rez is a horn-heavy funk and world-beat act from Boston. Cover is $8. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Dan Treanor & The Afrosippi Blues Band - The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Blues and Afro-Beat. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Worried Men - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill

Tried-and-true tunes from Steamboat's classic rock cover band. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

Call Me Home - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

With one foot in Southern rock and another in Americana folk, Denver four-piece Call Me Home mixes strong roots with classic rock standbys. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Rubblebucket Orchestra - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Massachusetts psych-funk group Rubblebucket Orchestra plays fun music with intricate touches, working Afro-beat rhythms through a fabric of James Brown, Bjork and Radiohead vibes. Listen to "Bikes," a single from the Orchestra's upcoming record, at www.exploresteamboat.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. Tugboat is in Ski Time Square.

DJ Also Starring - The Tap House Sports Grill, 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

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.

Adult craft workshops - Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 9 to 11 a.m.

Julie Anderson teaches the second part of a vase and planter workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuition is $100 for both parts. Barbara Cohen teaches mosaics with ceramic tiles and pottery from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the first part of a two-day class. Morgan Peterson gives lessons on how to take better pictures with your digital camera from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 870-0384 for details and cost. 1280 13th St.

Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory student recital - The Lowell Whiteman School, 4 p.m.

Featured students perform in solo pieces. FREE. Call 879-1350 ext. 13. 42605 Routt C.R. 36

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. Admission to all Picnic Theatre performances is FREE; donations are accepted. Call Stuart Handloff at 970-355-9403 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, off U.S. 40 in west Steamboat.

"A Chorus" - Trillium House at Yampa River Botanic Park, 7 p.m.

The professional chamber chorus performs a wide variety of styles, including gospel. FREE.

Menotti one-act operas - Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m.

Participants in the 2009 Emerald City Opera Artist Institute for Emerging Singers perform short, one-act opera pieces by composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Tickets are $17 at the door. Institute singers give a free performance at the Yampa River Botanic Park at noon Tuesday. The opera company also hosts free public master classes at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Depot Art Center and Thursday at the library. Call 879-1996. The library is at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue, and the Depot is at 1001 13th St.

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.

Gryphon Trio - Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

In an effort to revitalize the concert hall experience, Strings Music Festival co-music directors Andres Cárdenes and Monique Mead join Toronto's Gryphon Trio on a set of challenging pieces with multimedia elements. The program includes pieces by Liszt, Brahms and contemporary composer Ka-Nin Chan. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for children. Call 879-5056. The pavilion is at Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

"An Evening of Dance" - Perry-Mansfield, 8 p.m.

One of the summer performing arts camp's most popular events, the evening of dance features pieces choreographed by Perry-Mansfield's all-star dance faculty. Students from the high school and college dance program perform. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children younger than 11. Call 879-7125. 40755 C.R. 36.

Sam Bush - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Forever reinventing what it means to be a bluegrass-influenced musician, Sam Bush returns to Steamboat for the second time in 2009 with what he promises to be a high-energy show. Read more about Bush in this week's Explore Steamboat, and listen to one of his songs at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for advance tickets. 56 Seventh St.

Dan Treanor & The Afrosippi Blues Band - The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Blues and Afro-Beat. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Juno What ?! - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Electrified funk and dance music from Boulder. The title track of Juno What's new CD, "Late Night," is streaming at www.exploresteamboat.com. Download the full record at www.myspace.com/junowhatband. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

Rubblebucket Orchestra - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Massachusetts psych-funk group Rubblebucket Orchestra plays fun music with intricate touches, working Afro-beat rhythms through a fabric of James Brown, Bjork and Radiohead vibes. Listen to "Bikes," a single from the Orchestra's upcoming record, at www.exploresteamboat.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. Tugboat is in Ski Time Square.

Sunday

Perry-Mansfield community open house - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 1 to 3 p.m.

The summer arts camp hosts tours of its 76-acre Strawberry Park campus. Equestrian demonstrations and rehearsals for the youth festival and "The Pirates of Penzance" are from 1 to 3 p.m.; an intermediate ballet and jazz class is from 1 to 2:15 p.m.; root beer floats are served from 2 to 3 p.m.; and a dance rehearsal is from 2:15 to 3 p.m. FREE. Call 879-7125. 40755 C.R. 36

"A Chorus" - Bud Werner Memorial Library, 2 p.m.

The professional chamber group performs a wide variety of styles, including gospel. FREE. The library is at 13 Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Adult craft workshops - Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 9 to 11 a.m.

Barbara Cohen teaches mosaics with ceramic tiles and pottery from 2 to 5 p.m. Julie Anderson gives lessons on Raku firing and hand-built ceramic pottery from 6 to 9 p.m. in the first part of a four-class series. Call 870-0384 for additional details and pricing. 1280 13th St.

"Eccentricities of a Butterfly," part of the 2009 Picnic Theater Festival - Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

Actors from Steamboat Springs and New Zealand present a day in the life of local writer Dagny McKinley's free-footed character Audrey Rose in the last performance of the 2009 Picnic Theatre Festival. 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.

Steamboat Swings community dance - Steamboat Springs Community Center, 7 to 10 p.m.

Start the night with a beginner's swing dance lesson from 6:15 to 7 p.m., then stick around to hear the classics of the big band era from Steamboat Swings, a local jazz band; Steamboat Dance Theatre hosts the event. Tickets are $15. The community center is at 1605 Lincoln Ave.

Midnite - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

This St. Croix band plays reggae at its bare roots. Learn more at www.midniteband.com. Tickets to the show are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Game night - The Tap House Sports Grill, 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

Rhythm and Brass! - Strings Music Pavilion, 11 a.m. Tuesday

Performing with Denver Brass 5 in a Strings Music Festival youth concert. $10 for adults, $1 for children. A family concert is at 5:30 p.m. the same day. Call 879-5056. Corner of Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

Van Cliburn gold medalist - Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m. Wednesday

Co-gold medalist Haochen Zhang was the youngest contestant in the 2009 Van Cliburn competition at 19 years old and will come to Strings for a solo recital, as well as a performance of Schubert's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major. Tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for children. Call 879-5056. Corner of Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

Akron/Family - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m. Wednesday

Pared down to a trio from its original life as a quartet, Akron/Family comes to Steamboat with the sort of infectious stage energy that makes it impossible to resist joining in the band's tribal dynamics. The sound carries pieces of folk, jam and funk, but multi-instrumentalist and band member Dana Janssen says at its most basic, Akron/Family plays rock 'n' roll. Listen to a song at www.exploresteamboat.com. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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