Angela Sapolis rehearses Wednesday at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.

Photo by Matt Stensland

Angela Sapolis rehearses Wednesday at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.

What to do this weekend for Aug. 28 to Aug 30

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Today

— - Figure drawing session - Artists' Gallery of Steamboat, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Draw from a model in a public art session offered on the second and fourth Friday of each month. $12 fee. Call 879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

- Brown Bag Lecture - Tread of Pioneers Museum, noon

Gwen Scherer presents "Preserving Your Family Images on Film," for the Tread's weekly lunchtime lecture series. Other weekly activities include free walking tours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the summer. Admission is FREE; bring a bag lunch. Call 879-2214. Corner of Eighth and Oak streets.

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

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

- "Balance" opening reception - Vertical Arts Architecture, 6 to 8 p.m.

Sculptor and painter Christopher Oar presents "Balance," a collection of new work in his abstract, minimalist style. The show will be up at Vertical Arts through the end of September. Read more about Oar and Vertical Arts on page 22. Watch a video interview with Oar, including footage of his work and studio, at www.exploresteamboat.com or www.steamboatpilot.com. Also look for an online gallery of Oar's paintings and sculptures. Call 871-0056. Vertical Arts is in Suite 1 at 690 Marketplace Plaza.

- "The Art of Cabaret" faculty performance - Perry-Mansfield, 8 p.m.

Faculty members for "The Art of Cabaret" - a weeklong professional workshop at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp focused on connecting performers with audiences through song - showcase the stage presence that has earned them credits on Broadway and beyond. Read more about "The Art of Cabaret" on page 20.

Watch the "Steamboat Today" morning show's interview with faculty members and noted singers Andrea Marcovicci and Karen Mason at www.exploresteamboat.com or www.steamboatpilot.com. Tickets to the faculty show are $25. An "alfresco affaire pre-party," including drinks, hors d'oeuvres and reserved seating, is at 7 p.m.; tickets are $100. Call 879-7125. Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield, 40755 Routt County Road 36.

- Sweatshop Union - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Canadian hip-hop collective Sweatshop Union puts socially conscious lyrics to a wide array of beats. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/sweatshopunion7. Pay $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Call 879-3773. 56 Seventh St.

- Digg - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Live rock music. Pay $5 at the door. Tugboat also hosts live music through the weekend, with the Intergalactic Funk Cowboy on Tuesdays, and sets from DJ DaVinci on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

- Whitewater Ramble - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

In addition to the danceable jamgrass Fort Collins string-powered bar band Whitewater Ramble usually offers, today's set will include what the band has dubbed, "A Jamgrass Tribute to the Grateful Dead," a special set of Grateful Dead covers. Listen to Whitewater Ramble's original songs at www.myspace.com/

whitewaterramble. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

- 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.

- Unknown Americans - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

At the beginning of the year, Unknown Americans lead singer and songwriter Danny Shafer - a Boulder musician who had always leaned toward quirky, low-key storytelling in the country tradition - said the band was leaning more toward a driving rock rhythm, propelled by a new drummer. "We used to be more on the Willie Nelson & Family side. Now, we're somewhere between the Willie Nelson side and the Leftover Salmon side, and I really like the feeling of that," Shafer said in January. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/theunknownamericans. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

- Liquid Samurai - The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Psychedelic rock with lots of jam sessions. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Saturday

- 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.

- Chicken Pickin' for REPS - Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge, 3 to 7 p.m.

Come out for a family barbecue event and support Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, a community organization focused on suicide prevention and awareness. Tickets are $10, and include food, live music, games, face painting and more. Call Ronna at 875-2941 or Traci at 819-2519 for tickets.

- Jay Roemer - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

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

- 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.

- "The Art of Cabaret" workshop performance - Perry-Mansfield, 8 p.m.

Participants in "The Art of Cabaret" - a weeklong professional workshop at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp focused on connecting performers with audiences through song - what they've learned in a week of singing for acclaimed workshop faculty members. Read more about "The Art of Cabaret" on page 20. Tickets are $15. Call 879-7125. Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield, 40755 Routt County Road 36.

- Tennessee Three - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

As Johnny Cash's backing band for four decades, the members of Tennessee Three provided the characteristic sound that backed up an iconic voice. These days, the Three are picking up Cash's legend and traveling the country playing his songs. Listen to tracks by the Tennessee Three at www.myspace.com/tennesseethree. Tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

- Digg - The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Live rock music. Pay $5 at the door. Tugboat also hosts live music through the weekend, with the Intergalactic Funk Cowboy on Tuesdays, and sets from DJ DaVinci on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

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

- Pat Waters and friends - The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Steamboat Springs drummer, guitarist and singer Pat Waters brings a night of rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Sunday

- 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 around Routt County. Call 879-2220. 2200 Village Inn Court.

- Piano recital - United Methodist Church, 6 p.m.

Paul Potyen's piano students give a free, public recital; refreshments are provided. FREE. Call 879-3111. Eighth and Oak streets.

- Live trivia - The Rio, 6:30 p.m.

Answer four rounds of questions in categories including science, business, music and sports to win restaurant gift certificates. The Tap House Sports Grill, at 729 Lincoln Ave., hosts an identical quiz game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. FREE. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

- Game night - The Tap House, 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.

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