Routt County events calendar for Aug. 5 to 11

Fat Man and Little Boy: The Atomic Duo, are an acoustic pairing from Austin with a gritty and lyrical approach to modern-day protest folk music. The boys aren’t afraid to delve into politics, the recession and the gloomy scape of the American dream. They play a free show at 10 p.m. Saturday at The Boathouse Pub.

FRIDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Wine Festival ­— Various locations, all day

The eighth annual Steamboat Wine Festival, benefiting local charity Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, features seminars throughout the day that include hiking, wine glass tutorials and a grand tasting stroll through downtown Steamboat at 4 p.m. The tasting is $70 per person. For more information, visit www.SteamboatWineFestival.com.

❱❱ Meet the Composer with Joseph Hallman — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 12:15 p.m.

Meet contemporary American composer Marilyn Taft Thomas alongside Strings music directors as they discuss their compositions and world premieres that will be performed during “Modern Storytelling” at the Strings Music Pavilion on Saturday. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Pat Waters and Bryan Joyce — Sweetwater Grill, 4 to 7 p.m.

Kick off the weekend with an acoustic outdoor happy hour set from Pat Waters and Bryan Joyce, of Missed the Boat. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Happy half-hour — Steamboat Art Museum, 5 p.m.

Join a museum docent to tour the Scott Christensen exhibit. Refreshments will be served. FREE. Call 970-870-1755 for more information. 807 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ First Friday Artwalk — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.

Peruse the galleries, restaurants and shops of Steamboat Springs that offer art in a variety of mediums. Read more about the Artwalk on page 18. FREE. Various downtown venues.

❱❱ Randy Kelley and Jon Gibbs — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Local music scene staples team up for an acoustic outdoor happy hour set. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Organstein with Steve Boynton and Paul Potyen — Three Peaks Grill, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local musicians play easy jazz music in the bar at Three Peaks for happy-hour patrons and diners. Call 970-879-3399. 2155 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Sk8 Night — Sk8 Church, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Pool tables, foosball, video games, $2 pizza and more will be available. Children 14 and younger are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m., and those 15 and older are welcome from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $5 with a $25 yearly membership, or $7 for nonmembers. Participants must have signed waivers, available at the door or at www.steamboatsk8church.com. Call 970-846-6754 or 970-846-6755. 2851 Riverside Plaza, No. 260.

❱❱ Ride 4 Yellow Ball — Riverside Lodge at Marabou Ranch, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $65 and include dinner, a champagne reception, live music and dancing, a silent auction, and a chance to hear keynote speaker Amy Dodson. All proceeds benefit the 4 Yellow Foundation, which grants money to Routt County cancer initiatives and the Livestrong Foundation. Visit www.ball.ride4yellow.com for tickets and for more information.

❱❱ Buddha of Compassion Tea Ceremony — Rollingstone Respite House, 7 to 9 p.m.

This ceremony will welcome the Venerable Lama Karma Namgyel to Steamboat Springs as he performs blessings to ready the valley for the upcoming visit of His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche. At the Tea Ceremony, Lama Karma will explain the Eighth Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. $20 donation is requested. Call Karla at 970-379-9432 for more information. 480 Rollingstrone Drive.

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

Sing your favorite songs under the disco lights. FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 7 to 9 p.m.

Rock on Ice is an ice-skating event geared toward teens but open to everyone. Skate under disco lights to music. The $6 cost includes skate rental. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Youth Festival — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp’s main studio, 7:30 p.m.

Perry-Mansfield’s Youth Artist Intensive culminates with a showcase that includes four world premiere dances, a play and a musical performed by eighth- through 10th-graders. Read more about the festival here. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

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

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band Ragweed plays from about 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

Michael Kaeshammer


❱❱ Michael Kaeshammer — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Michael Kaeshammer has been called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. He returns to the Strings stage with his sextet for a performance sure to delight. Tickets are $42. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

❱❱ 3-Wire — Hahn’s Peak Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

A local bluegrass band plays acoustic folk and country favorites. FREE. Call 970-871-1495. Routt County Road 129 about 26 miles north of Steamboat Springs.

❱❱ Throwdown — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

A local electric cover band plays rock favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Hot Soup


❱❱ Jazz Night featuring the Wheeler 3 and friends — Bella’s Wine Bar, 8 to 11 p.m.

Cozy up in the cellar bar for Steamboat’s newest weekly event. Jazz Night will feature Randy Kelley, Chris Koebnick and Ron Wheeler as the Bella’s house band with special guest appearances from Perry-Mansfield’s Phillip Hernandez and Michael Eisenberg. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ DJ Also Starring — The Tap House Sports Grill, 9 p.m.

Voted Best of the Boat in 2011, DJ Also Starring spins party rock to keep you dancing all night long. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Hot Soup — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A mix between jam funk and rock, Hot Soup has played together for three years in Boulder. Guitarist Matt Flaherty described the sound as “danceable stuff for everyone.” Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

The Mighty High Band

❱❱ Mighty High Band — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Denver-based tribute to Jerry Garcia plays tunes by the Jerry Garcia Band, Legion of Mary and Reconstruction. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

DJ Harry

❱❱ DJ Harry — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

An electro dance party with longtime DJ Harry, who has played on stages such as Bonnaroo, sharing the bill with artists including Moby, Spearhead and Widespread Panic. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ DJ Chris Freese — The Boat­house Pub, 10 p.m.

Longtime local DJ plays house and electronic for a late night dance party. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Wine Festival – Various locations, all day

The eighth annual Steamboat Wine Festival, benefiting local charity Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, features seminars throughout the day that include a mountain bike ride, beer tasting, tasting class and culminates with the Toast of Steamboat at 3 p.m. The tasting is $90 per person. For more information, visit www.steamboatwinefestival.com.

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❱❱ Guerin Lewis — Steaming Bean Coffee Co., 9 to 11 a.m.

Local student sings and plays guitar with acoustic pop rock influences. Call 970-879-3393 for more information. 635 Lincoln Ave. downstairs in Old Town Square.

❱❱ Mainstreet Farmers Market — Fifth Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors, crafts and live music from Randy Kelley and Jon Gibbs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800. Fifth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Sisters on the Fly — Steamboat Flyfisher, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A women’s fly-fishing and outdoor recreation club hosts a trailer tour and book signing. Trailers will be available to walk through, and members will be on hand to visit about their Cowgirl Caravan and women’s activities. Fifth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Buddha of Compassion Fire Ceremony — Rollingstone Respite House, 7 to 9 p.m.

This ceremony led by Lama Karma Namgyel is intended to prepare the Yampa Valley for the upcoming visit of His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche by protecting the land and its people from disaster and dangers and ease healing of losses. Guests can write the names of lost loved ones on slips of paper to be offered to the fire. Call Karla at 970-379-9432 for more information. $20 donation is requested. 480 Rollingstrone Drive.

❱❱ Better Half — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

An acoustic folk duo provides happy hour entertainment. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 for more information. S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 7 to 9 p.m.

Rock on Ice is an ice-skating event geared toward teens but open to everyone. Skate under disco lights to music. The $6 cost includes skate rental. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

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

Sing your favorite songs under the disco lights. FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

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

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band Old River Road plays from about 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger are free. Visit www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Randy Kelley and Jon Gibbs — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Two Steamboat music legends play country western music in an early show before Uncle Lucius. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Modern Storytelling: “Alice RE:Imagining Wonderland” — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Composers-in-residence Marilyn Taft Thomas and Joseph Hallman present two contemporary selections. Thomas presents the world premiere of her piece “The Elements,” named for and inspired by the Earth’s forces. Hallman’s fantastical piece “Alice: Re-imagining Wonderland” incorporates seven dancers with actor/narrator and chamber ensemble, celebrating only the second performance of this new work and the first in combination with the University of Colorado’s Queen of Hearts Productions dancers. Tickets are $40. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ DJ Cadallak Soundz — The Tap House Sports Grill, 9 p.m.

Local DJ spins reggae music and much more during a “Reggaesplosion” party. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Hot Soup


❱❱ Hot Soup — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A mix between jam funk and rock, Hot Soup has played together for three years in Boulder. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Ground Up

❱❱ Ground Up — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

New on the Front Range scene, jam rockers Ground Up have been making waves at big venues like the Fox Theatre. Each member of Ground Up provides their own distinct flavor to the music, seamlessly switching between funky riffs, high-energy improvised jams, and grooving mini-suites. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Uncle Lucius — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

A Texas-based Southern rock outfit with soulful lyrics and Southern-fried guitar riffs. Its influences are as varied as the Black Crowes and The Band. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ The Atomic Duo — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Fat Man and Little Boy, the Atomic Duo hail from Austin and play harmonic, country roots rock, telling their stories with banjos, guitars and mandolins. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Second annual Ride 4 Yellow cancer fundraiser — Steam­boat Ski Area, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The second annual Ride 4 Yellow mountain bike ride for cancer starts at 8 a.m. from Dumont Lake at the top of Rabbit Ears Pass. A Post-Ride Celebration at Thunderhead on the Steamboat Ski Area starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets for the celebration are $32 for adults and $20 for children and include lunch and the gondola ride. Registration for the 26-mile mountain bike ride is $100; riders must commit to raising $500 by Sept. 15. All proceeds benefit the 4 Yellow Foundation, which grants money to Routt County cancer initiatives, and the Livestrong Foundation. Visit www.Ride4Yellow.com.

❱❱ Yoga on the Ski Time Green — Lawn next to The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 8 to 9 a.m.

The Yoga Center of Steamboat is offering by-donation yoga on the lush lawn next to the Tugboat. Yoga on the Ski Time Green’s suggested donation is $5 to $10 per class. Bring your own mat and props. Weather permitting. Call 970-870-1522. Ski Time Square.

❱❱ Be Great Brunch fundraiser — Truffle Pig, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs hosts its second annual brunch fundraiser, featuring a champagne reception, plated gourmet brunch and luxury silent and live auction items. Tickets are $100 per person. The local Boys & Girls Club has grown to more than 1,000 members since its 2009 inception. Call 970-871-3162 or visit www.bgcnwc.com. One Steamboat Place.

❱❱ Rock ’n’ Roll Brunch featuring Uncle Lucius — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 11 a.m.

Share memories from the night before over a buffet and live acoustic music from Uncle Lucius. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Reggae on the River— Sweetwater Grill, 3 to 6 p.m.

Kick back on the Sweetwater lawn for the weekly Reggae on the River celebration. Dominica’s island reggae rocker Djate plays soulful, funky reggae covers and originals with an unusual rock ‘n’ roll flavor. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Steve Boynton — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 4 to 6 p.m.

Local guitar player picks traditional and contemporary jazz. FREE. Call 970-879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Dollar bowling night — Snow Bowl, 9 p.m.

Enjoy $1 games and drink specials at Snow Bowl. Reservations are recommended. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

MONDAY

❱❱ Story-time for Grown-ups — Library Cafe at Bud Werner Memorial Library, Noon

Take a lunchtime escape and listen to two contemporary adult short stories read aloud by locals Mike Forney and Bill Cousins. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Poker night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Recreational Poker League hosts a weekly poker tournament. Players must be at least 18. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open mic night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Jay Roemer hosts an open mic night for local musicians and other acoustic acts. FREE. Call 970-879-4797 for more information. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY

Bill Harley

❱❱ Bill Harley — Strings Music Pavilion, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Author of numerous children’s books, Harley’s songs and stories are slice-of-life vignettes about school and family life that inspire belly laughs from all ages, accompanied by well-crafted folk, pop and rock music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $1 for children. Call 970-879-5056 for more information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Expressions of the Spirit — 465 Anglers Drive, Suite C, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Local writer and life coach Susan de Wardt leads a weekly writing workshop. Call 970-846-6562 or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.

❱❱ Steamboat Stomp: Country swing dancing night — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Learn how to swing with local country dancers and enjoy two hours of country favorites. You don’t need to bring a partner. A free two-step and triple-step dance lesson is at 8 p.m. upstairs. FREE. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Dollar bowling night — Snow Bowl, 9 p.m.

Enjoy $1 games and drink specials at Snow Bowl. Reservations are recommended. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Leaner, Lunker & Friends — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Local musicians play acoustic rock on the lawn for free happy hour entertainment. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Billy Franklin — Old Town Pub, 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy an extended happy hour with New Orleans musician Billy Franklin playing acoustic funk rock. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Miracle in hte Marshes of Iraq

❱❱ “Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq” screening ­— Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

As a part of the Wild Films series, the Library presents a free screening of the International Wildlife Film Festival’s award-winning film “Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq.” The 60-minute film by David Johnson documents the recreation of Iraq’s wildlife rich Mesopotamian Marshes. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Poker Night — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Poker Tour plays Texas Hold ‘Em. Free to play for anyone 18 or older.

❱❱ Picture Perfect Orchestra — Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m.

The Strings Festival Orchestra returns with music from award-winning films, including Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” from “Platoon,” the 1986 Oscar winner for Best Picture, and Mozart’s “25th Symphony,” best known as the opening music to the movie “Amadeus,” winner of the 1984 Best Picture Oscar as well as seven other Academy Awards. Tickets are $42. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

J. Wail


❱❱ J. Wail with Chuck Morris — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Stretching into the DJ-based dance sound with the approach of a live band, Denver’s J. Wail creates his “avant-garde club-funk-rock” through innovative techniques using live guitar, bass, vocals, synthesizers and live electronics, with the influences of Chuck Morris, of Lotus. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

THURSDAY

❱❱ Music on the Green with Jesse Christensen & Friends — Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.

Jesse Christensen with vocalist Jon Gibbs, perform classic rock, folk rock and classic country music including favorites from The Eagles, Clapton, Simon and Garfunkel. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. Parking in lot at the end of Pamela Lane.

❱❱ Seminars at Steamboat presents Tamar Jacoby — Strings Music Pavilion, 5 p.m.

Jacoby is president and CEO of the business coalition ImmigrationWorks USA, and the talk is titled “Fresh Perspectives on Immigration.” Free, but tickets are required and can be picked up at Strings starting at 4:15 p.m. Call 970-879-1589. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37 — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Live acoustic Americana music out on the lawn. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Organstein with Steve Boynton and Paul Potyen — Mambo Italiano, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local musicians play jazz music in a dining setting. FREE. Call 970-870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Pat Waters — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Local one-man band Pat Waters plays live acoustic rock on the patio for happy hour. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Science, Land & Wildlife: Big Game on the Colorado/Wyoming Border — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m.

The library a conversation with wildlife biologist John Ellenberger about a new two-state study of 30-years of data that examines the impacts of oil and gas development, wind farms, invasive plant and animal species, development, weather, droughts and severe winters on the region’s big game. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Leaner, Lunker & Friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 7:30 p.m.

Catch an early show with local acoustic rock music. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Dave Gerard

❱❱ David Gerard — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Gerard, of Truffle, creates his own style from his love of New Orleans R&B, pop, blues, world music and country-grass, to bring a well-rounded set of contemporary roots music to the stage. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Karaoke with Sandman — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Show off your talents — or lack thereof — with the new weekly karaoke party in town, hosted by Sandman, who brings his traveling show from Vail. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Yamn

❱❱ Yamn — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Denver’s eclectic jam rockers draw influences from everything from Umphrey’s McGee to The Band to form their crisp melodies and full-bodied rock riffs, thoroughly soaked in the warmth of their renown LED light show. This will be their first show at the Ghost Ranch. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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