What to do in Steamboat this week for Nov. 6 to 12
November 6, 2009
First Friday Artwalk — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.
Local art galleries, restaurants, retailers and others showcase new and refreshed work created by Routt County residents. Read more about the annual event and see a listing of all Artwalk offerings on page 28. FREE.
Ten Thousand Villages sale — Comb Goddess, 5 to 8 p.m.
Handcrafted, fair trade gifts from across the world will be for sale during First Friday Artwalk, with 90 percent of the profits going to Ten Thousand Villages and the remaining 10 percent going to the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Narok, Kenya. Call Comb Goddess at 871-0606.
Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Locals provide live music for happy hour. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
David Bullard — Hahn's Peak Café, 8 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Bullard is a former Routt County resident who plays classic rock and country. FREE. Call 871-1495. 61070 Routt County Road 129.
Salsa dance class — Northwest Ballet Studio, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn basic steps and turns in this new class. Admission is $12 per person. Call Polly at 846-4217. Northwest Ballet Studio is at 326 Oak St.
"For My Father" screening — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 8:15 p.m.
After the Artwalk, go to Library Hall for a screening of "For My Father," an award-winning Israeli film about a man who attempts a suicide bombing and has questions about his life when the bomb fails to detonate. The screening, presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library, is a preview of the style of foreign and independent films the library will present on the third Friday of each month, starting in December. FREE. Call 879-0240. 1289 Lincoln Ave.
3 the Hard Way — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Denver hip-hop trio 3 the Hard Way has made some serious headway in the Colorado music scene in the months since its first record came out, winning best hip-hop honors from the Denver Westword. Salt Lake City-based hip-hop group MindState opens the show. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
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.
The Broken Everlys — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.
Front Range folk rock band The Broken Everlys puts out music that follows American popular music through the past several decades, channeling Chuck Berry, Hank Williams, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters in its songs. Listen to the band at http://www.myspace.com/thebrokeneverlys. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
Tasty Vittles — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
Local musicians provide Friday night entertainment. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
Recycled book program — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 2 to 4 p.m.
Drop off lightly used books in exchange for store credit. Encyclopedia sets, textbooks, damaged books, audio books, magazines and some other items will not be accepted. Cal 879-6830 for more information. 68 Ninth St.
Pat Waters — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Live music for happy hour. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
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 PBRs, every Tuesday. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.
USO Ball — Steamboat Springs Community Center, 7 to 11 p.m.
Current service members, veterans and families are invited to a USO-style dance, presented by the Steamboat American Legion and VFW posts. The event features music from the 1940s through the 1980s. Tickets are $35 per couple or $20 per person. Wear a uniform for $5 off. RSVP to Jim Stanko at 879-3936, Valerie Tuthill at 879-7461 or the VFW at 879-9959. 1605 Lincoln Ave.
Snowboard video premiere — The Tap House Sports Grill, 8 to 10 p.m.
Urbane clothing store, The Tap House and SixEleven Productions team up for a night of three new snowboarding videos from SixEleven, Think Thank and Stepchild. The event is for all ages, with a $5 door fee that includes a chance at giveaways. Call Urbane at 879-9169 or Tap House at 879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.
The Easy Peaces — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Local Neil Young tribute band and 1960s-rock lovers The Easy Peaces serve up a night of peaceful favorite songs. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
Kirk Martenson — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.
FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
Mambo dance party — Mambo Italiano, 10 p.m.
The theme for this week's mud season dance party is Prince vs. Michael Jackson. Pick an '80s pop star and dress the part. FREE. Call 870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.
Trouble or Nothing — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Local rock and pop band Trouble or Nothing makes music so people can have fun while they listen to it, with occasional satirical and always entertaining lyrics set to a danceable, pop-punk power trio. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
Holiday mosaics class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Barbara Cohen gives tips for constructing mosaics using ceramic tiles and pottery. The class is part of a two-part series that continues from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The cost for the class is $100; materials are $25. Call 870-0384. 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. FREE. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.
Country dance night — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.
Learn a few country dance steps at Ghost Ranch's last country dance night of the season. FREE. Call Ghost Ranch at 879-9898 or Hawkin' country dance at 879-3573 for more information. 56 Seventh St.
Trevor G. Potter — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
Hometown Holiday — Steamboat Springs Community Center, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Northwest Colorado Products presents a holiday fair featuring more than 30 kinds of locally made items. Watch event organizer Nancy Kramer discussing Hometown Holiday on the "Steamboat Today" morning show at 7:45 a.m. Monday on Steamboat TV18.
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.
Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
Late night DJ — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
Steamboat Springs Writers Group — Depot Art Center, noon
Local writers gather for weekly readings; visitors are welcome. FREE. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.
"Then & Now" book signing — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Local author Harriet Freiberger and photographer Ken Proper celebrate the release of their new book, "Then & Now: A History of Steamboat Springs, Colorado." All proceeds from books sold at the event benefit the programs and collections at Bud Werner Memorial Library. FREE. Call 879-0240. 1289 Lincoln Ave.
DJ Yahru El Guru — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Yahru El Guru brings well-crafted hip-hop and pop mixes with a heavy reggae beat to Steamboat. Listen to his mixes at his myspace page. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
Karaoke — The Tap House Sports Grilll, 10 p.m.
Belt out you favorites at Tap House's free weekly karaoke night for ages 21 and older. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.