Allison's picks for May 12

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Tonight
¤ Free Friday Foreign Film Series featuring "Mostly Martha"
When: 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. movie begins
Where: Steamboat Mountain Theater in Ski Time Square
Cost: Free
Why you should go: Because you get to see a German film with subtitles directed by the female director, Sandra Nettelbeck. The film has a spring theme about change and renewal and was chosen by Dori Weiss because an American version is being filmed starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and it would be fun to be able to compare the two when the latter comes out. The story in the film whips up a tragic comic tale about an uptight professional chef whose world gets turned upside down.

¤ 8traC
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill
Cost: Free
Why you should go: Because the guitarist of the band, Derek VanScoten, said that as soon as you walk into the room, you will feel like you have to dance -- and you know that you were born to dance.

Saturday
¤ Lowell Whiteman Scholarship Auction
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Steamboat Yacht Club, 811 Yampa Ave.
Cost: $35 in advance and $40 at the door
Why you should go: Because 30 percent of the students that attend Lowell Whiteman Primary School are on scholarships. There will be exotic hors d'oeuvres from across the continents and a film that will give you an idea of what a wonderful program you are supporting. Items that will be auctioned include a motorcycle, an English Labrador puppy, scuba diving lessons and a day on a party boat with a barbecue at Catamount Lake for 10 people.

¤ GASP!!! An Evening of Classic Controversy
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Steamboat Mountain Theater in Ski Time Square
Cost: $5
Why you should go: Because Steamboat Springs High School student Alex Stegmaier has put together a show that will challenge the way you think about traditional theater.

Sunday
¤ Mother's Day
When: 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Where: Everywhere
Why you should go: It's Mother's Day, so wherever your mother is -- give her a call, a surprise visit or do anything that will make her feel special and greatly appreciated because she deserves it.

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