Steamboat Springs High School National Honor Society members David Mucklow, from left, and Jaime Winter put the final touches on a Christmas tree for this year’s Festival of Trees, a fundraiser that benefits the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Photo by Matt Stensland

Steamboat Springs High School National Honor Society members David Mucklow, from left, and Jaime Winter put the final touches on a Christmas tree for this year’s Festival of Trees, a fundraiser that benefits the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

What to do in Steamboat this week

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Friday

❱❱ “New Moon” party — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 3 to 5 p.m.

The library hosts a celebration for the opening of the movie “New Moon,” the second part of Stephenie Meyer’s popular “Twilight” series. There will be a drawing to win the soundtrack from the movie, “Twilight” series trivia and refreshments. “New Moon” opens in Steamboat at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 20 at Carmike Chief Plaza 4. Call the library at 879-0240. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ African dance and drum classes — Bud Werner Memorial Library Hall, 5 p.m.

Mawuenyega and Maputo Mensah lead an African dance and drum class for children 9 and younger in Library Hall. The program starts with an African folktale reading. FREE. A drum class for adults is from 6 to 7 p.m., and a dance class is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for adult classes is $15 each. Call Nicole at 819-5360 with questions. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Locals provide live music for happy hour. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Screening of “Basquiat” — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council rounds out its fall film series with a screening of the 1996 film “Basquiat.” Jeffrey Wright stars as up-and-coming New York graffiti artist Jean Michel Basquiat in this award-winning independent film, which also features Benicio Del Toro and David Bowie. Admission is free for SSAC members and $5 for nonmembers. Refreshments and a cash bar are available. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Country dance class — Northwest Ballet Studio, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Learn the two-step and cowboy cha-cha at this new dance class. Cost is $12 per person. Call Polly at 846-4217 if you plan to attend. 326 Oak St.

❱❱ Missed the Boat — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Steamboat-based folk rock and Americana band Missed the Boat gives energetic shows with a traditional Americana bent. Listen to the band and learn more at www.myspace.com/missedtheboatband. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

Let the week go at Tap House’s Friday night dance party. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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❱❱ Mountain Standard Time — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Colorado bluegrass, jam and party band Mountain Standard Time returns to Steamboat with a two-night gig at Tugboat. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Me & Ed’s Music Machine — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Local musicians play some of their own and the crowd’s favorite songs in this rock and jam duo. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Michael Hornbuckle/Pirate Party — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Blues player Michael Hornbuckle provides the music for this themed party, which features door prizes, costume contests, drink specials and giveaways from Terry Sports. Listen to Hornbuckle’s music at www.myspace.com/michaelhornbuckle blues. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Saturday

❱❱ National Gaming Day — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring your own game or use one from the library’s classic collection at this day-long celebration of board games. FREE. Call 879-0240. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Gift wrap workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 10 a.m. to noon

Elise Matise leads a workshop in designing holiday gift wrap. The workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through the holiday season. Call 870-0384 for pricing and more information. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ African dance and drum classes — Depot Art Center, 2 p.m.

Mawuenyega Mensah leads a djembe African drum class from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and Maputo Mensah leads a mixed-levels dance class from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dancers should have comfortable clothes and bare feet. Drummers might be able to rent instruments. Cost is $15 per class. Call Nicole at 819-5360 with any questions. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter and friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Live music for happy hour. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ 15th annual Festival of Trees — Tread of Pioneers Museum, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sixteen community groups have decorated 16 trees in a variety of themes for this Tread of Pioneers Museum fundraiser. The trees will be on display daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 23 and will be on display at sponsoring businesses during the holiday season. Admission is free to all Routt County residents. Call 879-2214. The museum is at Eighth and Oak streets.

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Toys for Tots

Help out the Toys for Tots program this holiday season by bowling.  Gary and Teri Wall give you all the details on great cause.

Help out the Toys for Tots program this holiday season by bowling. Gary and Teri Wall give you all the details on great cause.

❱❱ Beef, Beer & Bowl — Snow Bowl, 6 to 11 p.m.

HBA Steamboat hosts a fundraiser for the Toys for Tots holiday gift drive for needy children in Routt and Grand counties. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a local child and pay $25 for a game of bowling, food from Steamboat Smokehouse and Snow Bowl, a couple of drinks and shoe rental. Teams can be made for singles, and loads of prizes are up for grabs. Call event organizers Teri and Gary Wall at 879-6184 for more information. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza.

❱❱ Fashion for a Cause — bistro c.v., doors open at 6 p.m.

Token Threads, Waterside Day Spa & Salon and bistro c.v. team up for the second annual Fashion for a Cause, a fashion show and party benefiting a local organization or cause. Doors open at 6 p.m., and locals start modeling clothes from Token Threads and BAP at 8 p.m. DJ Founder plays until 11 p.m. All proceeds from the $10 door cost and donation jars around the restaurant will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs. Call 871-4732. Read more about the event on page 25 of Explore Steamboat. Learn more about Fashion for a Cause from event organizer Chrissie Hodges on the “Steamboat Today” morning show at 8:35 a.m. today on Steamboat TV18.

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

FREE admission. The bowling alley also hosts dollar bowling night, with $1 games and $1 PBRs, every Tuesday. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Amputators with Trim — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Local hard rock band the Amputators brings its harmonica and humor antics to the stage at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/amputators. Trim opens. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Mambo dance party — Mambo Italiano, 10 p.m.

The theme for this week’s mud season dance party is “Mad Hatter’s Ball.” Wear a hat or dress as a character from “Alice in Wonderland” and dance for a chance at prizes. FREE. Call 870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Mountain Standard Time — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Colorado bluegrass, jam and party band Mountain Standard Time returns to Steamboat with a two-night gig at Tugboat. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/mstband. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Ayer plays everything from hip-hop to honky-tonk in his soul-infused acoustic set. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Bong Water Blues Band — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Live blues music from a local group. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday

❱❱ Belly dance workshops — Northwest Ballet Studio, 11:30 a.m.

Jasmir Bellydance Troupe will host Denver-area dancers of TribalTique for a day of tribal fusion belly dance workshops. Three workshops will be offered, starting at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20 each or $50 for all three. Contact Meg Widmer at megwidmer@yahoo.com or 875-1164 to preregister and prepay.

❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories ranging sports, history, food, music and more. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

Tuesday

❱❱ Expressions of the Spirit — Fishcreek at Sundance Plaza, noon to 2 p.m.

Susan de Wardt leads a weekly journaling workshop. Cost is $25. Cal 846-6562. 465 Anglers Drive, Suite 2C.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Wednesday

❱❱ Live trivia — The Tap House Sports Grill, 6:30 p.m.

Answer questions about a variety of topics for a chance at Tap House gift cards. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Thursday

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Writer’s Group — Depot Art Center, noon

Local writers gather for weekly readings; visitors are welcome. FREE. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ “Once Upon a Mattress” — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

For its annual musical theater production, the Steamboat Springs High School theater department revives an old fairy tale in “Once Upon a Mattress,” a nontraditional take on “The Princess and the Pea.” Read more about the show on page 27 of Explore Steamboat, and watch an interview with drama director Amy Pottinger on the “Steamboat Today” morning show at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Steamboat TV18. The musical continues at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. Nov. 21. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for high school students with a valid ID and activity pass. Call 879-1562 for tickets or more information.

❱❱ Poetry and fiction open mic night — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 7 to 9 p.m.

Off the Beaten Path takes a new approach to its monthly poetry slam, opening up the floor to all poets and fiction writers. FREE. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ Pat Waters — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Karaoke — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Be a rock star at Tap House’s free weekly karaoke night for ages 21 and older. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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