±± First Friday Artwalk - Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.
Twenty venues in downtown Steamboat Springs open their doors for the June edition of Artwalk, with many of them unveiling new works by local artists. The Delectable Mountain Quilt Guild shows off a few years' worth of work at the Depot Art Center; Artists' Gallery of Steamboat features three of its many cooperative members; K. Saari Gallery displays the bidding items of Eggs 2 Ovaries; Steamboat Art Museum holds a public reception for its summer shows; Urbane features up-and-coming painter Colin Kirkpatrick; and many more venues offer receptions and visual treats. Look inside this section for a complete listing. Go to www.exploresteamboat.com for a gallery of works from several contributing galleries and alternative art spaces.
All receptions are FREE. Go to www.steamboatspringsartwalk.com for a map of participating venues.
±± Organstein Jazz Trio - Three Peaks Grill, 7 p.m.
Start the night with jazz tunes from Paul Potyen on piano, Steve Boynton on guitar and Dave Allen on drums. FREE. Call 879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.
±± The Infamous Stringdusters - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 7 p.m.
Nashville acoustic group The Infamous Stringdusters boasts the ability to play rowdy rock clubs, airy outdoor festivals and sit-down theaters. With two full-length records on the Sugar Hill label behind them, the Stringdusters are forging an updated Americana sound. Read an interview with bassist Travis Book and listen to a couple of songs at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at Ghost Ranch Saloon, All That Jazz, Pioneer Spirits and www.ghostranchsaloon.com. Pay $14 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
±± Members of String Board Theory - The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
Players from Steamboat Springs jam band String Board Theory join friends for a set of rock with hefty psychedelic and funk influences. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
±± Worried Men - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
Longtime local group Worried Men uses its extensive instrumental chops to play their favorite classic rock songs, from the Grateful Dead to Black Sabbath. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
±± Blue Rooster Band - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
In the eight years since they started playing together as the Blue Rooster Band, the father-and-son duo of Steve and Brian Ghirardelli have gone through three drummers and opened for big-name acts including The Derek Trucks Band and Tab Benoit.
After taking a break from playing Steamboat Springs bars for a few years, the blues-rock group has found a new home at Old Town Pub and has gigs scheduled in July at Art in the Park and Ghost Ranch Saloon. Listen to the Craig-based rockers at www.myspace.com/blueroosterband.
Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
±± DJ Also Starring - The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.
This 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.
±± Informal plein air get-together for local artists - Diamond Window Cabin, 8 a.m. to noon
Historic Routt County hosts a painting session to create depictions of Diamond Window Cabin, a historic building overlooking Stagecoach Reservoir on Routt County Road 14. The work will be submitted to an auction for the Diamond Window Cabin Fundraiser on June 14. FREE. Call 736-1175. Take Colorado Highway 131 south to get to C.R. 14.
±± Green-Up, Clean-Up Day - Steamboat Springs Community Center, 8:30 a.m.
Bring work gloves and get free lunch for a morning's work. Call Ernie at 879-4300, ext. 325. 1605 Lincoln Ave.
±± Know the Signs : Save a Life! Golf Tournament - Steamboat Golf Club, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The $50 entry fee buys nine holes of golf, with tee times at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Jeffrey Allen Dye Suicide Prevention Project at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. $50. Call 879-4295. 26815 W. U.S. Highway 40.
±± Touch a Truck - Howelsen Hill, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children will have the chance to sit in the driver's seat of fire trucks, a Zamboni, buses and various other vehicles. Blue Dog Events, the city of Steamboat Springs and Mainstreet Steamboat Springs sponsor the event. FREE. Contact event organizer Jody Anagnos at email@example.com.
Stick around the Howelsen Hill area for an Optimist Club "Just Ask" membership barbecue at 11 a.m. at the Howelsen Beach playground. There will be free Howler Alpine Slide rides for the first 30 children to show up and unlimited slide rides for $5 throughout the event. Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. FREE. Call Ron Wendler to RSVP at 846-7500.
±± The Insomniacs - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Portland, Ore., blues band The Insomniacs reaches back before electrified blues, pulling on West Coast swing and big band influences to create a hybrid of young musicians and old sounds. The group's latest record, "At Least I'm Not With You," came out in April. Read an interview with Insomniacs bassist Dean Mueller in this section, and listen to the band at www.exploresteamboat.com. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Ghost Ranch Saloon, All That Jazz, Pioneer Spirits and www.ghostranchsaloon.com. $15 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
±± Hippie Jay - The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m.
Rock and jam music. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
±± EntropyFunk - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Atlanta's EntropyFunk does psych-soul in the George Clinton tradition, bulking up a four-person vocal front with a killer horn section. With the stated mission "to remedy the depletion of pure funk on the planet," EntropyFunk wants its funk funked up. The group makes its first trip to Colorado with a show at OTP. Listen to the band at www.exploresteamboat.com. $7. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
±± Moonshiner - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
Coming out of Boulder County, Moonshiner uses a bluegrass base for original songs and occasional jam-outs. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/moonshinerband. $5. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
±± "Saturday Night Fever Disco Disco Party" - Mambo Italiano, 10 p.m.
The second-to-last dance party in the Mambo Mud Season Recession Relief series has DJ Peanut Butta Jilly spinning platform-ready jams. $2 PBRs and $3 kamikazes at the bar. Call 870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.
±± Steamboat Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K - North Routt County, 7:30 a.m.
The full marathon starts at Hahn's Peak village, up Routt County Road 129. A half-marathon starts on the same road around the Moonhill area of North Routt County, and a 10K heads out from the Routt County Courthouse on Lincoln Avenue. A fun-run starts at the courthouse at 11:45 a.m. Call 879-0880 or go to www.runningseries.com.
±± Daniel Lindsey - The Boathouse Pub, 1 p.m.
Classic rock and acoustic. The bar runs its "Sunday Bloody Sunday" special all day: $4 bloody marys or mimosas. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
±± Live trivia - The Rio, 6:30 p.m.
Answer four rounds of questions in categories including history, music, sports, movies and world geography 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.
±± Robin Ruscio - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Watch one of Colorado's standout jazz bassists show off his talents. $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
±± Game Night - The Tap House Sports Grill
Bar games and happy hour drink specials are on tap all night. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.
±± DJ David Caddell - Ghost Ranch Saloon, Monday
Ghost Ranch started a weekly Monday DJ night with a set from DJ Also Starring on June 1 and continues the trend this week with house music from David Caddell. Other scheduled acts for Monday nights include an "emcee battle" June 22.
±± Saul Kaye - Old Town Pub, Tuesday
Bay Area musician Saul Kaye has two styles: pop rock a la Martin Sexton, and something he's dubbed "Jewish blues," a la old-style Delta players. Both acts list a Tuesday show at OTP on their schedules. Listen at www.myspace.com/saulkayemusic or www.myspace.com/jewishbluesmusic. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.