Emerald City Opera: "The Merry Widow"
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Steamboat Springs High School auditorium
Cost: $15 to $65
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
Why you should go: You've been so busy this summer you haven't even had a chance to hear "Summertime."
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
Why you should go: Because I put it in 4 Points last week by mistake. This is the real date.
"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.
Why you should go: ALWAYS support open mics.