¤ The Yampa Valley Boys and Brad Fitch perform songs by John Denver
When: 7 p.m. today and Saturday
Where: Steamboat Springs Mountain Theater
Why you should go: There are so many puns here. I'll go with the basic and just say to experience that good ol' Rocky Mountain high.
¤ Studio Gallery 27's opening reception featuring the show "Elements of Landscape."
When: Open house from noon to 7 p.m., reception begins at 3 p.m.
Where: Studio Gallery 27 in Ski Time Square next to The Tugboat Grill & Pub
Why you should go: Not only is it the first show at a new gallery, but it's billed as a "jangle of color and movement" that is also "dynamic, loud and aggressive." Local and national art with a kick.
¤ De La Soul, with DJ Also Starring
When: Doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m.
Where: Levelz at Ski Time Square
Tickets: $20 in advance at All That Jazz and Lupo's
Why you should go: A Grammy act on stage in Steamboat. A hip-hop group that's been around for 16 years.
¤ Christian Collin and Molasses, blues
When: 10 p.m.
Where: The Tugboat Grill & Pub
Why you should go: Any blues band that has "molasses" in its name has to play good, sticky stuff.
-- Mike Lawrence