Autumn's Picks for Aug. 12

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Tonight

Emerald City Opera: "The Merry Widow"

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Steamboat Springs High School auditorium

Cost: $15 to $65

Call: 879-1996

Why you should go: You get one chance a year to see a full-length opera in this town. You would be stupid to waste it.

Steamboat Jazz Quartet

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road

Cost: Free

Call: 879-3399

Why you should go: You've been so busy this summer you haven't even had a chance to hear "Summertime."

Saturday

Free Concert Series: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Howelsen Hill

Cost: Free, of course.

Why you should go: It's on a Saturday. You have no excuses.

Latin dance party with DJ Sound Off

When: 9 p.m. with free Salsa class at 8 p.m.

Where: RG's Dance Club at The Center for Movement Arts on 11th Street

Cost: $4; Free for women;

Free Salsa class

Call: 870-9977

Why you should go: Because I put it in 4 Points last week by mistake. This is the real date.

Sunday

"Live at Mocha's" open mic

When: 3 to 6 p.m.; signup starts at 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mocha Molly's coffee shop, 635 Lincoln Ave.

Cost: Free

Call: 879-0587

Why you should go: ALWAYS support open mics.

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