Autumn's picks for Sept. 9


¤ Opening reception for "12 x 12," an exhibit of work by artist members of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.
Cost: Free
Call: 879-9008.
Why you should go: For those anal retentive types who love grids, this is the art world -- neat, orderly, contained in a box.

¤ Love Buck-It
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Boothill Bar & Grill, 1000 Highpoint Drive
Cost: Free
Call: 879-8048
Why you should go: See Amber, all grown up.

¤ Literary Sojourn
When: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Grand Ballroom of the Steamboat Sheraton Resort
Cost: $85
Call: 879-0240
Why you should go: "This event seemed like the Cannes of the book world." -- Lorna Landvik

¤ Open Mic Night
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue
Cost: Free
Call: 879-3773
Why you should go: We went last week and all the performers were done by 10:30 p.m. Come on, guys. A town without a thriving open mic is a town without an imagination.

¤ Cary Kamperschroer
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Chelsea's, 116 Main St., in Oak Creek
Cost: Free
Call: 736-8538
Why you should go: Labor Day in Oak Creek reminded me to take the drive more often.


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