Steamboat Springs Friday
- Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival rehearsals - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5:30 p.m.
All New Works rehearsals are FREE and open to the public. Call 879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.
- Greg Scott - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5 p.m.
Catch original Western songs and personal takes on classic tunes from longtime local musician Greg Scott. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
- Trevor Potter - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.
Classic songs and original cuts from local acoustic songwriter Trevor G. Potter. FREE. Call 870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., next to Holiday Inn.
- Hayden Farmers Market - 100 block of Walnut Street in Hayden, 5 to 8 p.m.
Twelve vendors are scheduled to participate in the first Hayden Farmers Market, which will feature live music by Steamboat Springs bluegrass band Ragweed and barbecue by Brothers Custom Processing of Craig. The event is FREE to attend, and a variety of products will be for sale. Call 846-0616. On Walnut Street south of Jefferson Avenue in Hayden.
- Opening reception for the Yampa Valley Arts & Gallery Guide - Vertical Arts, 6 to 8 p.m.
A show at Vertical Arts celebrates the release of Steamboat Magazine's summer 2009 Yampa Valley Arts & Gallery Guide. The event features work by gallery guide cover artist Rob Williams, as well as pieces by local artists including Pat Walsh, Laura Wait, Susan Schiesser, Beth Banning and Susan Hover Oehme. Presenting groups include Steamboat Magazine, Vertical Arts, K. Saari Gallery and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, in collaboration with Tall Tulips Flower Shop and Element Print & Design. The reception is FREE and includes food and drinks. Call 871-0056 or 870-0188. 690 Marketplace Plaza, Suite 1.
- "Halfway to Heaven," a presentation and book signing with Mark Obmascik - Epilogue Book Co., 6:30 p.m.
Mark Obmascik's most recent book, "Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled - and Knuckleheaded - Quest for the Rocky Mountain High," chronicles the author's quest to climb each of Colorado's 54 mountains that peak at 14,000 feet or higher. He's also the author of "The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession," and was part of The Denver Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for its coverage of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings. Obmascik gives a slideshow presentation about his mountain climbing adventure at Epilogue. Admission is FREE. Call 879-2665. 837 Lincoln Ave.
- Organstein Jazz Trio - Three Peaks Grill, 7 p.m.
Start the weekend 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.
- Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series - Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.
The first night of 2009's Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series features a packed list of competitors in events such as bareback riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A barbecue dinner and live entertainment start at 6 p.m., and rodeo clown J.W. Winklepleck will be on hand through the weekend.
Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 7 to 15 and free for children ages 6 and younger. Today is the last day to buy an adult season pass at $35; passes will be $50 after that. For more information, call 879-1818. The rodeo grounds are at 501 Howelsen Parkway, at the bottom of Fifth Street across the Yampa River.
- Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, "The Bone Orchard" by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 8 p.m.
Three playwrights and one choreographer have teamed up with theater companies and artistic directors from across the country to present preliminary public readings of four new compositions. Up-and-coming Alabama-based writer Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder starts the festival with actors from the Denver Center Theatre Co., with a staged reading of her new play, "The Bone Orchard." Be sure to check out New Works performances through the weekend, including a dance presentation at 8 p.m. Saturday.
General admission tickets are $15. Call 879-7125. The reading is at the Main Studio, and the camp is at 40755 Routt County Road 36.
- Loaded .45 - The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
Punk and hardcore rock from a Grand Junction band that bills itself as "no coast punk 'n' roll." FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
- Cowboy Crush - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
On the band's self-titled upcoming release, Cowboy Crush gives the outline of its live show in its song list: "Nobody Ever Died of a Broken Heart," "Hillbilly Nation" and "Tougher Than a Man" touch on the everyday stories and empowerment that drive the female-fronted band's music. Listen to song clips by Cowboy Crush at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $30 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
- Black Pegasus - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
Robert Houston, or Black Pegasus, offers unfiltered, award winning hip-hop tonight at Mahogany Ridge. He appeared with Jedi Mind Tricks, Murs and Tech N9ne at Red Rocks earlier this summer. Listen to songs at www.myspace.com/blackpegasus. Cover is $5 at the door. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
- Bill Smith with The Brewglass Boys - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Progressive funk music with special guests. Cost to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
- 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.
- 27th annual Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast - Walton Pond, 8 a.m.
The Steamboat Springs Optimist and Rotary clubs host a family-friendly day of fishing, prizes, pancakes, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher look-alike contests, and more. Call Walton Pond Mini-Storage at 879-6464 or Paul Hands at 846-9783 for details. Walton Pond is across from the Holiday Inn on U.S. Highway 40. Read about family-friendly Father's Day weekend events in this edition of Explore Steamboat.
- 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 opened June 13 with 36 booths, including several downtown business vendors. Admission is FREE. Call Tracy at 846-1800.
- Third annual Free Family Fun Fest - Gondola Square, base of the Steamboat Ski Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A climbing wall, mechanical bull, human gyro, children's mini bounce, ropes course and more attractions are on tap for the third annual Free Family Fun Fest, presented by KFMU 104.1 FM and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. As part of the ski area's opening weekend for the summer, Gondola rides are free for children ages 12 and younger and half price for teens and adults. Several local businesses and community organizations will have booths at the event, and free face painting will be offered to children. Read more in this edition of Explore Steamboat.
Admission is FREE. Call Lee at 879-5368 for more information. Access Gondola Square from Mount Werner Circle.
- Father's Day birdfeeder/birdhouse workshop - Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 10 a.m. to noon
Cost for the workshop is $20 to make a birdhouse and $15 to make a birdfeeder. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St. Chris Erickson hosts a Father's Day greeting card workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. That session is free, with a $12 materials fee.
- "Show n' Shine" car show - Lincoln Avenue, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More than 450 classic Ford Mustangs will be judged during the "Show n' Shine" car show portion of the 2009 Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup. There will be an awards presentation for the festival's Autocross event at noon at Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue.
The event is FREE to spectators. For more information about the 2009 Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, go to www.rmmr.org.
- Routt County CattleWomen's Eighth Annual Cook-Off - Ace at the Curve, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The CattleWomen host a grilling contest and homemade pie contest at their eighth annual competition, which also features a petting zoo and a dunk tank. Lunch from Steamboat Smokehouse will be available; entries for the grilling contest closed earlier in the week. For more information, call Ace at the Curve at 879-8014. 2155 Curve Plaza.
- Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, staged reading of "Poor Behavior" by Theresa Rebeck - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 1 p.m.
Theresa Rebeck's "Poor Behavior" is a dark comedy about two couples who spend a weekend together and the infidelity that plagues that situation. Performers from the Actors Theatre of Louisville read through the play for the first time Tuesday and will stage a revamped version of the piece for their performance. The show is in Julie Harris Theatre. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or in advance by calling 879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.
- David Harlan - Rex's American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.
Local entertainer David Harlan Acoustic provides music on many instruments. FREE. Call 870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., next to Holiday Inn.
- Kenny Knapp - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5 p.m.
Live music by Kenny Knapp, of WindWalker Tours. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
- Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series - Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 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.
- Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, dance presentation by Camille A. Brown - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 8 p.m.
New Works guest choreographer Camille A. Brown has danced with troupes including Ailey II, Hubbard Street II and Urban Bush Women. She'll present new moves choreographed during a week of rehearsals, with featured dancers including Belen Estrada, Kevin Guy, Juel D. Lane and Keon Thoulouis. Students from the Perry-Mansfield high school and college dance program will accompany the professionals. The show is in the Main Lodge. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance by calling 879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.
- David Harlan - The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
- Brethren Fast Racing Team - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Brethren Fast offers the musical equivalent of Johnny Cash driving a muscle car with the muffler ripped out, while he listens to Elvis on a broken radio. There might be some George Clinton tapes in the backseat. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/brethrenfastracingteam. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
- Holden Young Trio - Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
Former local Holden Young provides original rock songs with a world-beat feel. Listen to a sample from his band's latest album, "Steps to the Top," at www.exploresteamboat.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
- Ben Kinky III - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Power rock from Steamboat Springs. Listen at www.myspace.com/benkinkyiii. Cost to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
- Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, staged reading of "The Bottom of the World" by Lucy Thurber - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 4 p.m.
Members of New York's Atlantic Theater Co. present a reading of a play about death, music, the South and parallel worlds. Directed by Neil Pepe, and featuring Chris Abbott, Mary Bacon, Patch Darragh, Aubrey Dollar, Emily Landham, Peter Maloney, Mary McCann and Elizabeth Olsen. The show is in Julie Harris Theatre, and tickets are $15. Call 879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.
- Organstein Jazz Trio - Ghost Ranch Saloon, 6 p.m.
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.
- The Soul of John Black - Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Eclecto Groove Artists musician John "JB Bigham" offers anything from a deeply soulful take on slow-grooving rock to a blues-radio take on classic funk as The Soul of John Black, a project inspired by blues legends such as Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, soul standbys such as Al Green, and informed by Bigham's work as a side player with Dr. Dre, Bruce Hornsby and Everlast. Listen to JB at www.myspace.com/thesoulofjohnblack.
Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 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.