Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen perform at 8 p.m. today at the Strings Music Pavilion as part of the summer music festival's Different Tempo Series. The festival's classical finale concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen perform at 8 p.m. today at the Strings Music Pavilion as part of the summer music festival's Different Tempo Series. The festival's classical finale concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday.

What to do this weekend for Aug. 7 to 9

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Today

— - Intermediate Showcase Day - Perry-Mansfield, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Students in Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp's intermediate program for eighth- and ninth-graders give demonstrations at Julie Harris Theatre and the Main Studio. A production of "Honeygoodenough" is at 7:30 p.m. in Julie Harris Theatre. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; tickets to the evening show are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Call 879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

- Brown Bag Lecture - Tread of Pioneers Museum, noon

Chris Criswell presents "The Exciting History of the Lemmon and Criswell Families in Routt County," for the Tread's weekly lunchtime lecture series. Other weekly activities include free walking tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the summer. Admission if FREE; bring a bag lunch. Call 879-2214. Corner of Eighth and Oak streets.

- First Friday Artwalk - Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out dynamic art shows at 21 local galleries, bookstores and retailers during First Friday Artwalk. See page 19 for a full listing of shows, and for individual gallery locations and contact information.

- Hayden Farmers Market - 100 block of Walnut Street in Hayden, 5 to 8 p.m.

Featuring several food stands and other types of vendors, the recently founded Hayden Farmers Market is FREE to attend. Call Suzanne at 846-0616 for more information or to apply to be a vendor at future markets.

- Chris and Deanna - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Happy hour entertainment. FREE. Call 870-0438. Rex's is at 3190 South Lincoln Ave., next to Holiday Inn.

- The Mac Ranch grand opening - The Mac Ranch, 5 to 8 p.m.

Organstein Jazz Trio provides jazz music, and The Mac Ranch features artists John Fawcett and Fran Carlisle during a celebration of its new location. Big Air Catering provides refreshments. Call 879-1270. 117 Eighth St.

- Relay For Life 2009 - Steamboat Springs High School track, 6 p.m.

The opening ceremony for this year's Relay For Life - a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that asks supporters of the fight against cancer to form teams and walk through the night - starts at 6 p.m., with food, fun and a lap celebrating cancer survivors. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. today. A luminaria ceremony is at 9 p.m., and walkers finish out the final lap at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. As of Thursday afternoon, 46 teams including 504 registered participants had raised about $123,850. Call Linda Jackson at 819-1859 for more information, or go to www.steamboatrelayforlife.com.

- Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series - Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

The rodeo includes tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. Live entertainment and barbecue get going at 6 p.m. Participants in the 2009 Emerald City Opera Artist Institute for Emerging Singers will perform the national anthem. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 7 to 15 and free for children ages 6 and younger. For more information, call 879-1818. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway, at the bottom of Fifth Street across the Yampa River.

- Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen - Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Chris Hillman is a founding member of The Byrds, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a cowboy-cultured California native who is often credited for laying the groundwork of the genre now known as country rock. Joined by Herb Pedersen, Hillman performs as part of the Strings Music Festival Different Tempo Series. Listen to songs from Hillman's long career at www.chrishill.com/listen. Tickets for the show are $35 and are available at www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Call 879-5056. The Pavilion is at Mount Werner and Pine Grove roads.

- Appetite for Destruction - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Rev up your appetite for Guns N' Roses covers from Notquiteaxl, Notquiteduff, Notquiteslash and the rest of this tribute band. Tickets are $15 in advance online and $20 at the door. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/notquitegnr. Call 879-9898. 56 Ninth St.

- The Rowdy Shade House Funk Band - The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

This four-man funk and soul band from Denver comes back through Steamboat with a two-night stint at The Boathouse. Listen to Rowdy Shade House at www.myspace.com/therowdyshadehousefunkband.com. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

- Worried Men - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Steamboat's classic rock house band plays covers from the past five decades of pop. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

- The Statesboro Revue - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

After recording a live album at The Tugboat in 2008, Austin, Texas-based Southern rock band The Statesboro Revue brings back its dance-ready take on Americana. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/thestatesbororevue. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. Ski Time Square.

- DJ Also Starring - The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

A weekly dance party features a mash-up of Also Starring's ever-changing record collection along with crowd-pleasing hits. Drink specials at the bar all night: $2 well drinks and $2 draft beer. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

- Yampatika archaeology hike - Meet at Yampatika, 8 a.m.

U.S. Forest Service archaeologist Robin Roberts leads a five-mile roundtrip hike on Rabbit Ears Pass. The cost is $40 for Yampatika members and $45 for nonmembers. The group also presents a stargazing session with the Yampa Valley Astronomy Club later in the week; stargazing starts at 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and the cost is $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Call 871-9151 for more information or to register for either event. 925 Weiss Drive.

- Mainstreet Farmers Market - Sixth Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Featuring regionally grown produce, arts and crafts, food vendors, local businesses and live music, the Mainstreet Farmers Market takes place every Saturday through the summer. Admission is FREE. Call Tracy at 846-1800.

- Pottery birdhouse workshop - Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Loveland ceramic artist Nancy Zoller teaches workshop participants how to make a birdhouse with slab-building clay techniques. The cost is $100 for the class; a $20 materials fee includes glazing and firing. Tina Weintraub teaches an origami workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St.

- Jesse Christensen - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Happy hour entertainment. FREE. Call 870-0438. Rex's is at 3190 South Lincoln Ave., next to Holiday Inn.

- 24th annual Decadent Desserts - St. Cloud Mountain Club, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Local restaurants contribute their most elaborate sweet creations for this event benefiting Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. The night also includes wine, hors d'oeuvres, a raffle, live auction and music by Trevor G. Potter. Advocates services include 24-hour crisis response for victims of all crimes, residential shelter, counseling, women's and teen support groups and educational presentations. Tickets for the benefit are $40 and are available in advance at All That Jazz, Alpine Bank and the Advocates office. Call 879-2034. St. Cloud Mountain Club is in Torian Plum Plaza, 1724 Ski Time Square Drive.

- Cosmic Night and free karaoke - Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. 40 in west Steamboat.

- Cornbread - The Mugshot, 7 p.m.

Local bluegrass band Cornbread plays traditional tunes. Read a profile of the band on page 6. Admission is $3 at the door. Call 736-8491. 116 W. Main St. in Oak Creek.

- Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" - Perry-Mansfield, 7 p.m.

Emerald City Opera presents Donizetti's operatic comedy, setting the work's love-potion-themed story in the turn-of-the-century American West. The opera is presented in English, and features performers and crew from the Metropolitan Opera, Colorado Ballet, Paris Opera and more. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $22 for students with a valid ID. The show also has performances at 7 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 15 and is in Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. Call 879-1996. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

- Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series - Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

The rodeo includes all the usual events, such as tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. Live entertainment and barbecue get going at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 7 to 15 and free for children ages 6 and younger. For more information, call 879-1818. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway, at the bottom of Fifth Street across the Yampa River.

- Saturday classical concert - Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Strings Music Festival closes out its classical season with a contemporary-minded program that features musicians Mark Nuccio, David Deveau and Andres Cárdenes on "Slang," a piece by Libby Larsen. Schumann's "Fairytale Pictures" for clarinet and piano, and Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major complete the program. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Call 879-5056. The Pavilion is at Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

- 40 oz to Freedom - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

As Sublime tribute bands go, San Diego's 40 oz to Freedom is one of the best, mimicking Sublime's easy energy. Listen to the tribute at www.myspace.com/40ouncestofreedomband. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Ninth St.

- DJ Flash and Flare - The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Live music. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

- Peace Officer - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Before his band's spring show at Mahogany Ridge, Peace Officer emcee and guitar player Andy Kromarek said his act sets out to offer a message along with a good time. With five live vocalists swapping lines over a reggae and dub baseline, Peace Officer features a couple of band members on each song in its active set. Listen to "Falling" by Peace Officer at www.exploresteamboat.com, and learn more about the Fort Collins-based group at www.myspace.com/peaceofficer. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

- The Rowdy Shade House Funk Band - The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

This four-man funk and soul band from Denver comes back through Steamboat with a two-night stint at The Boathouse. Listen to Rowdy Shade House at www.myspace.com/therowdyshadehousefunkband.com. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

- The Statesboro Revue - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

After recording a live album at The Tugboat in 2008, Austin, Texas-based Southern rock band The Statesboro Revue brings back its dance-ready take on Americana. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/thestatesbororevue. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. Ski Time Square.

Sunday

- "Blues on the Elk River" - Glen Eden Resort, 3 p.m.

Blues guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Thackery joins his band The Drivers for an afternoon party in North Routt. Colorado Springs bluesman John-Alex Mason opens the show. Read an interview with Thackery on page 20, and listen to "That Dog Won't Hunt," a song off his most recent record, at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets for the show are $25 and are available in advance at Glen Eden Family Restaurant & Tavern, The Clark Store and All That Jazz. Call 879-9555. 54737 Routt County Road 129.

- No Worries Sunday - Saddles Bar and Grill at Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 3 to 7 p.m.

Saddles offers live music, food and drink specials. Go to www.exploresteamboat.com to see happy hour specials for this event and for restaurants across Routt County. Call 879-2220. 2200 Village Inn Court.

- Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Drawing on Second Line grooves, one of the music industry's strongest horn sections and a whole lot of funk intuition, New Orleans' Dirty Dozen Brass Band brings its best every time it gets on stage. Listen to the group at www.myspace.com/dirtydozenbrass. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Ninth St.

- Game night - The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Square off in Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero and bar games. FREE admission, happy hour drink prices all night. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

This week

- Dark Star Orchestra - Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m. Monday

The Grateful Dead tribute band delivers a rare acoustic performance, giving its all to re-create the energy that characterized performances by the Grateful Dead. Listen to the band at www.darkstarorchestra.net. Tickets are $48 and are available at www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Call 879-5056. Corner of Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

- Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Old Town Pub, 8 p.m. Monday

North Carolina six-piece dance group Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band returns to Steamboat after opening the free winter concert series this ski season. Go to www.bootyband.com to listen to songs off the group's upcoming record, "Greatest Hips Volume II." FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

- Missed the Boat - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m. Wednesday

Local bluegrass band Missed the Boat caught a little music industry attention with its recently released debut album, "Rollin'." The band is in the large first-round running for four categories in the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Listen to the group at www.myspace.com/missedtheboatband. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Ninth St.

- Susan Tedeschi - Steamboat Ski Area, 5:30 p.m. Thursday

For the first time in a few years, the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series heads back to the base of Headwall at Steamboat Ski Area. Susan Tedeschi offers wailing blues guitar and vocals, drawing on the best of the electric blues to churn out an always-crowd-pleasing show. Listen to Tedeschi at www.myspace.com/susantedeschi. Learn more about the free summer concerts at www.steamboatfreeconcerts.com. Call 879-4422.

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