Events in Routt County this weekend
March 5, 2011
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 for more information. Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue, downstairs at Old Town Square.
❱❱ Ski Mardi Gras — Gondola Square, Steamboat Ski Area, 2:30 p.m.
"Laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the good times roll) at Steamboat Ski Area with the new Ski Mardi Gras event. Celebrates the holiday with a parade at 2:30 p.m. featuring a jazz band, costumed grand marshals and beads. The public is invited to join in the parade. At 3 p.m., attend the free outdoor concert and enjoy a Cajun barbecue and beer festival in Gondola Square. Call 970-879-6111. Base of Steamboat Ski Area.
❱❱ Jojo's Mardi Gras Band — Gondola Square, 3 p.m.
Right after the Mardi Gras Parade at the base of the ski area, Widespread Panic keyboardist Jojo Hermann takes the stage with his funky New Orleans side project. FREE. Base of Steamboat Ski Area.
❱❱ 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.
❱❱ Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball fundraiser — Steamboat Springs Community Center, 6 to 11 p.m.
The Yampa Valley Autism Program presents its third annual fundraiser, which takes place during Mardi Gras season for the first time. There will be a live auction, silent auction, Cajun fare, hurricane drinks, beads and masks. Proceeds go to help sustain and expand programs for local autistic children. Tickets are $50 for individuals or $90 for a couple and are available at All That Jazz or http://www.yampavalleyautism.org. Call 970-870-6257. 1605 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Steamboat Swings Band — Depot Art Center, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of high-energy swing dancing to Steamboat Swings' big-band style. A 1930s-style Charleston Lindy Hop class will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the Steamboat Swings Band goes on at 7 p.m. Steamboat Stomp will DJ during band breaks. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 970-879-9008. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
❱❱ 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 west Steamboat.
❱❱ Todd Musselman and Exit 232 — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.
Acoustic rock that you can dance and shake a tambourine to. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.
❱❱ Schism: A tribute to Tool — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
A New York City-based quartet that pays homage to the hard-rock band Tool by re-creating the band's compositional masterpieces. FREE. 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.
❱❱ Interstate Stash Express — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.
From the Front Range of Colorado, the power-rock trio plays in the vein of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Uncle Tupelo, a fusion they like to call "psychedelic Americana." Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-2101 for more information. 600 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Wonderdrug — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.
Winter Park-based Southern jam rock band, formerly called One Time, is back together for a few shows this winter. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.
❱❱ Tiffany Christopher Duo — The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m.
Pop rock guitarist and singer Tiffany Christopher takes over stages with her rousing personality, catchy riffs and soulful vocals. With Utah's Hilary Murray on string instruments and vocals. 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.
❱❱ 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.
❱❱ Art reception for Vincent Bolletta — Depot Art Center, 4 p.m.
This month at the Depot, New Zealand yoga instructor Vincent Bolletta will display introspective and visually captivating photographs of his yoga postures juxtaposed with urban architecture and striking shadow and light contrast. Photos are by New Zealand photographer Marc Mateo. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. FREE. Call 970-879-9008 for more information. 1001 13th St.
❱❱ Jesse Christensen — Saddles Bar & Grill, 4 to 7 p.m.
Kick off your ski boots and listen to acoustic après-ski entertainment from a local artist. Call 970-879-2220. Inside the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.
❱❱ 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.
❱❱ DJ Zerowkel — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
DJ dance party with light show. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.