Events in Routt County this weekend
February 12, 2011
SATURDAY, FEB. 12
Steamboat Springs — ❱❱ Michael "Hi Hero" Lambert — Steaming Bean Coffee Co., 9 a.m.
A local musician will offer acoustic entertainment to the morning crowds. FREE. Call 970-879-3393. Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue, downstairs at Old Town Square.
❱❱ "Close Your Eyes and Open Your Mind" with Dada Nabhaniilananda — Yoga Center of Steamboat, 1 to 4 p.m.
Join yogic monk Dada Nabhaniilananda in an exploration of the meditative state in an introduction to spiritual mediation. The workshop will explore mantras, chakras and a form of chanting called Heart Circle Kiirtan, which encourages the a natural flow of love and energy. No experience is needed. Read a story about Nabhaniilananda. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 970-871-4593. Seventh and Yampa streets.
❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Local acoustic musician Trevor G. Potter plays happy hour entertainment saturated with Americana and folk influences. His lyrical originals tell quiet, Western stories with an edge. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.
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❱❱ "A Snug Place in Which to Rest" reception — Depot Art Center, 5 to 8 p.m.
Local artist Christie Ginanni Stepan presents a solo show, featuring 13 works focusing on the topic of interiority, of home and nests. The pieces share what the artist refers to as a "collage aesthetic," describing layered elements of ink, paint and paper, intertwining themes of domesticity, relationships, coincidence and growth in mixed-media pieces. Read a story about Stepan. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
❱❱ Winter Soiree — The Steamboat Grand, 6 p.m.
The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra hosts its annual fundraiser featuring desserts and swing dancing. Lessons will be provided followed by an evening of dancing to the Steamboat Swings Band. Also featuring desserts and a silent auction to benefit the orchestra. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 970-870-3223. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.
❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.
FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in western Steamboat.
❱❱ Quartermoon — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.
Americana folk rock with local musicians Gib Manzanares, John Aviza and John Huge. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.
❱❱ Fishbone — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Formed in 1979, this skate punk, funky ska outfit still is hitting stages across the world with live shows of unparalleled energy. Frantic, euphoric and frenzied with a touch of social commentary. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
❱❱ Teen night — Shorty's, 9 to 11 p.m.
Shorty's hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. FREE. Call 970-736-2686. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.
❱❱ Vince Converse — Bear River Bar & Grill, 9:30 p.m.
Houston-based blues with a hard rock edge. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
❱❱ 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. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-2101. 600 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." Read a story about the band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.
❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.
Steamboat's acoustic soul man. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ DJ MelRae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.
Local DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.
SUNDAY, FEB. 13
❱❱ Hope in the Boat fundraiser for Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre — Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, 1 to 4 p.m.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, peruse a jewelry sale and participate in fun and informal tennis lessons, all to benefit a rescue center for victims of genital mutilation in Narok, Kenya. There is a suggested donation of $20 for tennis clinics. Also featuring chocolate treats from Yepello Chocolates. Call Lynne at 970-819-6883. 2500 Pine Grove Road.
❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.
Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions. Call 970-871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave. FREE.
❱❱ "The Vagina Monologues" — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 8 p.m.
To raise awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention and services, the bookstore presents a Valentine's Day production of "The Vagina Monologues," featuring local women readers. Tickets are $15, and proceeds benefit Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Call 970-879-6830. Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.
❱❱ Ghet Struck — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
A Valentine's Day dance party featuring Denver DJ Ben Samples (of Fresh2Death, Denver Bass Squad) and local Ghetdown Network DJs Theory, Essell and Dicon. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
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