What to do this week in Steamboat for Dec. 3 to 9, 2010 | SteamboatToday.com

What to do this week in Steamboat for Dec. 3 to 9, 2010

Fried Grease, a Boulder-based six-piece rock band, plays The Tugboat Grill & Pub today and Saturday. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Today

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

Peruse the galleries, restaurants and stores of Steamboat Springs that offer art in a variety of mediums.

❱❱ Blissful Mayhem — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Routt County-based classic rock band plays covers and originals. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ The Chicarones — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Called the "Best Bar Band in America" by Spin magazine, the Chicarones put on an eclectic performance of which vocal harmony and hip-hop beats are only a part. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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❱❱ Celestial Hoedown — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based funk, blues and soul band features two lead guitars and the tendency to jam. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Fried Grease — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Based in Colorado, the hard-hitting six-piece band is driven by the warm, upbeat tones of the saxophone and two percussionists. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ DJ MelRae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

❱❱ Holidays in the Rockies craft fair — Christian Heritage School, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council hosts its annual artisan and craft fair. Call 970-879-9008. 27285 Brandon Circle.

❱❱ Tea history and tasting workshop — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 a.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library and The Deep Steep Tea Co. present a chance to sample some of the stories, science and flavors that pour themselves into a simple cup of tea. First-come, first-served; limited to 25 people. FREE. Visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Holiday greeting card workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 3 p.m.

Join Chris Erickson in a festive workshop. The cost is $15. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th Street.

❱❱ Beef, Beer and Bowl fundraiser — Snow Bowl, 6 p.m.

The Home Builders Association of Steamboat hosts its second annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots. The team tournament is $25 per person, and the cost includes food, beverages and shoes. Prizes and raffle; bring a toy to donate if you'd like. Call Teri at 970-640-7505 or 970-879-6184 or e-mail teri@hbasteamboat.com. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza off U.S. Highway 40 in western Steamboat.

❱❱ Steamboat Symphony Orchestra holiday concert — Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m.

The orchestra presents its annual holiday concert under the direction of Ernest Richardson. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and $10 for youths. Children younger than 12 are free. Free admission for low-income seniors, hospice patients and residents of the Haven Assisted Living Center and the Doak Walker Care Center. Call 970-870-3223. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Ski Ball — The Steamboat Grand, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club hosts its annual fundraiser. The evening starts with cocktails, appetizers and a silent auction and will be followed by live music and dancing. Tickets are $100, and corporate tables are $1,500. Tickets are available at the SSWSC office at Howelsen Lodge or online at http://www.sswsc.org. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Backcountry Ball — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Friends of the Routt Backcountry are hosting their 12th annual fundraiser. Kip Strean will perform, and there will be a silent auction. Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 in advance and are available at All That Jazz. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Local acoustic rock entertainment. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Fried Grease — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Based in Colorado, the hard-hitting six-piece band is driven by the warm, upbeat tones of the saxophone and two percussionists. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Kris Lager Band — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Kris Lager Band is a group of Nebraska-born musicians who have dedicated their lives to learning, living and loving all aspects of the American music tradition. Self-proclaimed "roots revivalists," KLB brings an eclectic, original, high-energy show to every stage. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Teen night — Shorty's, 9 to 11 p.m.

Shorty's hosts a night for teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 970-736-2686. FREE. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Lion Souljahs — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Denver-based reggae band plays an eclectic fusion of conscious roots and high-energy dance hall rhythms. The cost is $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ DJ Also Starring — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday

❱❱ Holiday Tree Festival — Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 1 p.m.

The annual event includes an auction of trees, wreaths and table centerpieces decorated by local youth groups and service organizations, which keep the proceeds from the auction sales. All are invited to the FREE event. Call Lori Laird at 970-846-0782 or Laurie Hallenbeck at 970-276-4152. South Poplar Street in Hayden.

❱❱ Community Concert — Depot Art Center, 4 p.m.

Local high school students perform. Donations will be accepted for Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Steamboat Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert — Strings Music Pavilion, 5 p.m.

The orchestra presents its annual holiday concert under the direction of Ernest Richardson. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and $10 for youths. Children younger than 12 are free. Free admission for low-income seniors, hospice patients and residents of The Haven and the Doak Walker Care Center. Call 970-870-3223. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories including sports, history, food and music. FREE. Call 970-871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

Monday

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

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

❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Tuesday

❱❱ Photobooks workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Build your own holiday gifts with the help of Andy Kennedy. This two-night series takes place today and Thursday. Cost is $80; materials sold separately. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ 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 http://www.mindworkscoaching.com.

Wednesday

❱❱ 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 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Creative Expressions — Depot Art Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Explore life in the midst of change with a host of Steamboat artists discussing how to get through the holiday season. This is a free drop-in program. Call Dr. Jo Anne Grace at 970-481-8273. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ African drumming class — RED Contemporary gallery, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

No experience is necessary for this drop-in class, and all levels are welcome. Cost is $10 per class and $5 drum rental, or bring your own drum. Call Cary at 970-846-0214 for information or to reserve a drum. Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

❱❱ Kip Strean and Laura Lamun — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Acoustic harmony music including classic rock covers from the 1960s and '70s. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Codi Jordan Band — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

From the college scene in Salt Lake City to regional touring, the rock reggae dub band mixes summery, lighthearted riffs and heavy beats. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Thursday

❱❱ Photobooks workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Build your own holiday gifts with the help of Andy Kennedy. This two-night series ends today. The cost is $80; materials sold separately. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Spring Creek Bluegrass — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Keeping close to their folk and bluegrass roots, the musicians of Spring Creek Bluegrass offer a slightly updated take on tradition in their spirited and endearing live set in their return to Steamboat Springs. The cost is $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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