What to do in Steamboat this week for Nov. 20 to 26
November 20, 2009
Steamboat Springs — ❱❱ "Once Upon a Mattress" — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 7 p.m.
For its annual musical theater production, the Steamboat Springs High School theater department revives an old fairy tale in "Once Upon a Mattress," a nontraditional take on "The Princess and the Pea." Watch an interview with drama director Amy Pottinger from the "Steamboat Today" morning show at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. The musical continues at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for high school students with a valid ID and activity pass. Call 879-1562 for tickets or more information.
❱❱ Country dancing — Shorty's, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Shorty's hosts free country line dancing each week. Call 736-2686. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.
❱❱ DJ Also Starring — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.
Let the week go at Tap House's Friday night dance party. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.
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❱❱ Euforquestra — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.
Combining the words "euphoria" and "orchestra" to get its name, the Fort Collins seven-piece jam band Euforquestra uses world beat rock as the background for its mix of dance rhythms from Africa, South America and the Caribbean. The band's new album, "Soup," is available for free download at http://www.euforquestra.com. Listen to the title track from that album at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.
❱❱ Tasty Vittles — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.
Locally produced rock music. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ Work of Human Hands Holiday Craft Bazaar — Holy Name Catholic Church, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A variety of fair trade products created by artisans in need from around the world are featured at the 12th annual Work of Human Hands sale at Holy Name Catholic Church. The selection includes baskets, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, candles, coffee and more. Craft items range in price, and admission to the sale is free. Proceeds benefit artisans in need and Poogie's Place, a youth bereavement program. A soup lunch benefiting the youth group at Holy Name is at noon. Call the church at 879-0671. 524 Oak St.
❱❱ Christmas Bazaar — Concordia Lutheran Church, 9 a.m. to noon
This annual bazaar includes cookies by the pound, crafts and specialty food items for sale. All proceeds go toward mission work. Call Sue at 879-7081 or the church at 879-0175 for more information. 755 Concordia Lane.
❱❱ Yampa Arts and Crafts Fair — South Routt Elementary School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Artisans from across the state will fill more than 80 booth spaces at the 29th annual event, which features fine art, photography, fiber art, crafts and more. Sponsoring organization Edith Chapter No. 61 of the Order of the Eastern Star will serve lunch. Proceeds help fund community service on local, regional and national levels. There will be free gift basket drawings with complimentary tickets at the door, and Santa will make a visit for younger attendees at 3 p.m. Also during the fair, local volunteers are hosting a Ten Thousand Villages sale, with handcrafted, fair trade gifts from all across the world. FREE. For more information about the Yampa Arts and Crafts Fair, call Nita Naugle at 638-0452.
❱❱ Community Classes for Mind-Body Awareness — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Meghan Stockdale will teach Vinyasa Flow yoga in the first session of this new weekly series highlighting practices for mind-body awareness. Each class includes a tea tasting from The Deep Steep Tea Co. and a chance to look through the library's collection of mind-body resources. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a blanket or mat if you have one. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted for a different local charity each week. For short biographies of participating teachers, a description of each workshop and a selection of related resources at the library, go to their website. Call 879-0240 for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Craft workshops — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, all day
Kate Huntington hosts beaded jewelry for beginners from 10 a.m. to noon. Arts & Crafts Gym owner Diane Davis hosts the first of what will be weekly holiday wreath making sessions from 10 a.m. to noon. Morgan Peterson teaches students how to take better pictures with a digital camera from 1 to 3 p.m. Chris Erickson helps artists of all ages create holiday greeting cards from 1 to 3 p.m. And Nicolette Powell leads a Thanksgiving-themed edible cornucopia workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Call the Arts & Crafts Gym at 870-0384 for pricing information and to register. 1280 13th St.
❱❱ Veronica Blake book signing — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 2 to 4 p.m.
Local author Veronica Blake signs copies and talks about her new novel, "Black Horse." FREE. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth St.
❱❱ Holiday Art Auction Fundraiser — Depot Art Center, 6 p.m.
Member artists of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council contributed work in a range of mediums for this art auction, which features about 50 pieces by about 50 artists. At least 60 percent of the proceeds from silent auction and live auction sales will go to the Arts Council. The event features live music by local singer-songwriter Trevor G. Potter, a cash bar and refreshments. FREE. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.
❱❱ "Once Upon a Mattress" — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 2 and 7 p.m.
The Steamboat Springs High School theater department revives an old fairy tale in "Once Upon a Mattress," a nontraditional take on "The Princess and the Pea." Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for high school students with a valid ID and activity pass. Call 879-1562 for tickets or more information.
❱❱ Steamboat String Quartet — Harwigs/L'Apogee, 6 p.m.
The local classical musicians of the Steamboat String Quartet present "Going for Baroque," a selection of compositions by Vivaldi, Brandenburg, Albinoni and Corelli. The music is paired with a three-course dinner from Harwigs/L'Apogee. The cost for the evening is $59. Call 879-1919 for reservations. 911 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Cornbread — The Mugshot, 7 p.m.
Local bluegrass quartet Cornbread plays a concert of traditional tunes benefiting the LIFT-UP Food Bank. Admission is free with a donation to the food bank. Call The Mugshot at 736-8491 for more information. 116 West Main St. in Oak Creek.
❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.
FREE admission. The bowling alley also hosts "dollar bowling night," with $1 games and $1 PBR, every Tuesday. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. 40 in west Steamboat.
❱❱ Mambo dance party — Mambo Italiano, 10 p.m.
The theme for this week's mud season dance party is "Homemade Superheroes and Evil Villains Dance-Off." FREE. Call 870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Missed the Boat — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
Local group Missed the Boat writes and plays songs that channel the mountain lifestyle and put it to folk rock and bluegrass backgrounds that are as Americana as it comes. Listen to the group at MySpace. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Euforquestra — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.
Combining the words "euphoria" and "orchestra" to get its name, the Fort Collins seven-piece jam band Euforquestra uses world beat rock as the background for its mix of dance rhythms from Africa, South America and the Caribbean. The band's new album, "Soup," is available for free download at their website. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.
❱❱ Kirk Martenson — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.
Martenson plays acoustic jam rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ Matt Spinks Band — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Matt Spinks is a blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist from the Denver area. He comes to Steamboat as part of a blues-rock trio. Listen to some of his recordings at http://www.myspace.com/mattspinks. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Work of Human Hands Holiday Craft Bazaar — Holy Name Catholic Church, 9 to 11 a.m.
A variety of fair trade products created by artisans in need from around the world are featured at the 12th annual Work of Human Hands sale at Holy Name Catholic Church. The selection includes baskets, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, candles, coffee and more. Craft items range in price, and admission to the sale is free. Proceeds benefit artisans in need and Poogie's Place, a youth bereavement program. Call the church at 879-0671. 524 Oak St.
❱❱ Thanksgiving edible cornucopia workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 2 to 4 p.m.
Caterer Nicolette Powell leads a workshop in designing and decorating edible centerpieces for your holiday table. The Sunday session is a continuation of a two-part workshop starting from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost for the two-part class is $70; materials are $30. Call 870-0384 to register. 1280 13th St.
❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.
Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories ranging sports, history, food, music and more. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Teen Art Night — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7:30 p.m.
Routt County teens, grades eight through 12, are welcome to create art on a "painting with coffee" theme. No registration is required, and art supplies and refreshments will be provided. Call 879-0240 for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Expressions of the Spirit — Fishcreek at Sundance Plaza, noon to 2 p.m.
Susan de Wardt leads a weekly journaling workshop. The cost is $25. Call 846-6562. 465 Anglers Drive, Suite 2C.
❱❱ Steve Boynton — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
Solo acoustic guitar. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ Live trivia — The Tap House Sports Grill, 6:30 p.m.
Answer questions on a variety of topics for a chance at Tap House gift cards. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Pat Waters — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.
Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ BAFW ski season kickoff party — Old Town Pub, 9 p.m.
Denver skate rock band Frontside Five headlines this local snow sport company's celebration of the scheduled beginning of Steamboat's ski season. Listen to the band on MySpace. Local rock bands Lower Concentration and Amputators join local DJs Dark Eyez and Chris Seefelt on the rest of the lineup. Read more about the party page 21 of this week's Explore Steamboat. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Thanksgiving dinner — Shorty's Restaurant, noon to 3 p.m.
Local churches and restaurants are sponsoring this free community Thanksgiving dinner in Oak Cree. To help with the meal, call Cody at (720) 318-5461.
❱❱ Community Thanksgiving Dinner — Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1 to 5 p.m.
Routt County United Way presents its annual free community feast, with donated food and volunteer servers. Call the United Way at 879-5605 to donate turkeys, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, desserts, rolls and other prepared foods. 1605 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Karaoke — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.
Be a rock star at Tap House's free weekly karaoke night for ages 21 and up. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.