What to do this weekend for June 12 to 18


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"Mercy" by Walter Trout


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Walter Trout, who has played blues guitar with legends such as John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley, plays with his band today at Old Town Pub.

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"Alone and Lost" by The Franz Family


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Family gospel and bluegrass band The Franz Family plays a free concert at 7 p.m. today at South Routt Bible Church, on Colorado 131 in Oak Creek.

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"Falling" by Peace Officer


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Fort Collins dub-hop group Peace Officer employs four emcees and one singer to play live hip-hop-fueled, reggae-influenced music with a message. The band plays today at Mahogany Ridge.

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"Run Run Run" by Oakhurst


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Denver's Oakhurst plays traditional instruments with a rock 'n' roll energy. The group performs today at Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.


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

A model sets up at 9 a.m. for a figure drawing session. Cost is $12. Bring your own supplies. Call 879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

±± Trevor Potter - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Potter plays the classics on his guitar. FREE. Call 870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., next to Holiday Inn.

±± Patrick Waters - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5 to 7 p.m.

Steamboat Springs drummer, guitarist and all-around musician Patrick Waters delivers a solo set that starts with the 1960s and grooves to modern pop music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

±± Second annual Eggs 2 Ovaries event - Cottonwood Grill, 7 p.m.

About two dozen local and regional artists decorated ostrich eggs for the second annual Eggs 2 Ovaries, a silent auction and fundraiser that helps support Yampa Valley women who have been affected by ovarian cancer and educates others about the disease.

The eggs, which along with other donated items will be up for silent auction bids, have been on display at Artists' Gallery of Steamboat, K. Saari Gallery and the Steamboat Art Museum during the past several weeks.

Tickets for the evening are $75 and include dinner and entertainment by a Frank Sinatra impersonator. Call Lori Livingston, of the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation, for more information at 871-7898. Call All That Jazz for advance tickets at 879-4422. Cottonwood Grill is at 701 Yampa St.

±± The Franz Family - South Routt Bible Church, 7 p.m.

Before all Randy and Ruth Ann Franz's children learned how to play traditional instruments, The Franz Family band used soundtracks to fill out its bluegrass and gospel sound. These days, that's not necessary - the six-person family band has someone on everything it needs, from fiddle to banjo, bass to dobro. FREE. Call 736-8422. 23115 Colorado 131.

±± 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.

±± Walter Trout and the Radicals - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

The day after Walter Trout plays at Old Town Pub, he'll head to Greeley to headline the Blues Jam there, topping a bill that includes Charlie Musselwhite and Marcia Ball. Twenty years after going solo, Trout can look back on an enormous catalog of his own releases. Before that, he played endless gigs as a sideman to the likes of John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Canned Heat and John Mayall. Cover is to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

±± The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band - The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

High-energy funk, soul and rock come naturally to the boys of The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band, a four-man group from Denver that takes its deep funky cues from George Clinton and Sly Stone. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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

A seven-piece live hip-hop band from Fort Collins, Peace Officer draws heavily on dub for its style, a mash-up the band has labeled "dub-hop." $5 at the door. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

±± Oakhurst - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Denver five-piece Oakhurst described its sound in a 2008 interview with the Steamboat Today as bluegrass-influenced music played on traditional instruments with "a rock 'n' roll swagger and a rock 'n' roll attitude." Tickets to see the band today or at its encore set Saturday are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

±± DJ Also Starring - The Tap House, 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.


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

Featuring locally and regionally grown produce, other foods, crafts and more, the Mainstreet Farmers Market starts its fifth year of operation Saturday. Admission is FREE. Call Tracy at 846-1800.

±± Cayuse Classic - Sidney Peak Ranch, 9 a.m. through the evening

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Community Agriculture Alliance, the fourth annual Cayuse Classic features horse events during the day and a barbecue dinner and live entertainment at night. Competitions and demonstrations start at 9 a.m. and include a 9 a.m. hunter jumper event; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. poker trail rides; 11 a.m. ranch horse versatility competition; and a 4 p.m. outfitters race.

Admission for spectators is FREE; event registration fees start at $10. An evening barbecue featuring live music by the Yampa Valley Boys starts at 5 p.m. and is $50 for adults, $8 for children ages 8 to 13 and free for children ages 7 and younger. For more information or to order barbecue tickets, call 879-4370 or e-mail marsha@communityagalliance.org. 32130 Routt County Road 35.

±± Hayden Cog Run - Hayden Town Park, 10 a.m.

The longest Cog Run course covers 8.4 miles on C.R. 76 and features plenty of steep uphill slopes. There also are 10K and 5K races on C.R. 53. Registration is $20 in advance at Hayden Town Hall or Ski Haus, or $25 on the day of the race. Call Kathy Hockett at 276-3741. Runners meet at Hayden Town Park on Third Street in Hayden.

Also at Hayden Town Park, Huck Finn Youth Fishing Day begins at 10 a.m. The event includes prizes, a barbecue lunch and Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher look-a-like contests.

±± Father's Day birdfeeder/birdhouse workshop - Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost for the workshop, designed for children ages 8 and older, is $20 per house and $15 per feeder. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St.

±± Roast for Kelly Meek - Steamboat Springs High School, 4 p.m.

Kelly Meek coached at the High School for more than 35 years and now is a men's basketball assistant coach at Western State College. His friends, former co-workers and players, and sports parents are expected to speak at his roast, which is FREE and open to the public, with a celebration afterward at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.

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

Happy hour music. FREE. Call 870-0438. 3190 South Lincoln Ave, next to the Holiday Inn.

±± Mambo's Backyard BBQ - Mambo Italiano, 6:30 p.m.

The Mud Season Recession Relief Series closes out with hotdogs and drinks on the Mambo back deck. Dogs are $3, and keg beer is $2. Call 870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.

±± Oakhurst - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Oakhurst functions a little like your run-of-the-mill mountain music band, in that the group has banjo, fiddle and flattop guitar players in its lineup, and all five players can cook through a solo-filled set. But the Denver pickers have opted to swap out their mandolin spot for a drummer, and back up traditional songs with a driving rhythm that's more rock 'n' roll than it is Rocky Mountain. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

±± Blue Rooster Band - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Classic rock and blues from Craig. Cover is to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

±± The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band - The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Guitarist Chris Marquez sees a simple reason for his band to play straight-up funk music, peppered with a little rock and soul: "It's a good time - you can't really have a bad time if you're listening to funk," he told the Steamboat Today earlier this year. The show is FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.


±± Diamond Window Cabin Fundraiser - Stagecoach State Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Constructed around the turn of the 20th century, the Diamond Window Cabin overlooking Stagecoach Reservoir is one of the last remaining buildings from the area's early 20th century ranching community. The cabin, which has been standing for at least 90 years, is the subject of a fundraiser hosted by Historic Routt County; five hours of events include games of horseshoes, hikes, an art auction, prizes and a barbecue.

On May 30 and June 6, Historic Routt County hosted informal plein air painting sessions, inviting local artists to create their own renditions of the cabin while they looked at it; those paintings will be up for auction Sunday.

Historic Routt County hopes to begin restoring the cabin this summer, bringing it back to full strength by fall. Admission for the day is $15 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger; the cost includes a Stagecoach State Park parking pass. Call Meg Tully at 736-1175. 25500 Routt County Road 14.

±± Lee Parker - The Boathouse Pub, 1 p.m.

Parker plays solo piano. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

±± Lianne & The Jazzjets - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 6 p.m.

Jazz and blues singer Lianne Mosser joins guitarist and piano player Neil Marchman, bassist Willie Samuelson and drummer Dave Allen for an evening of locally produced jazzy takes on everything from standards to pop songs. Read more about the quartet in this edition of Explore Steamboat. Admission is FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

±± 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.

This week

±± Free rehearsals for the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, times vary

The 2009 Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival has drafted playwrights, directors and theater companies from New Work, Louisville and Denver to the workshop and presents three new plays and a dance piece from June 19 to 21.

In the week leading up to those performances, the festival will hold free, open rehearsals. They are from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

For more information about the festival or to buy tickets for weekend performances, call 879-7125 or 800-430-2787, or go to www.perry-mansfield.org. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

±± Holden Young Trio - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m. Tuesday

Former local and jam rocker Holden Young returns. Cover is to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

±± Crooked Still - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m. Wednesday

A five-piece string band led by Aoife O'Donovan on vocals, guitar, baritone ukulele, piano and glockenspiel, Crooked Still plays traditional acoustic folk with a strong bluegrass undercurrent. Advance tickets are $12 and are available at All That Jazz and Pioneer Spirits. Tickets are $15 at Ghost Ranch Saloon on the day of the show. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

For a full listing of arts and entertainment events happening this week in Routt County, go to www.exploresteamboat.com.


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