Southern hip-hop trio CunninLynguists performs Sunday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show starts at 9 p.m. with opening acts including Grieves and Loop­troop Rockers. Advance tickets are available at www.ghostranchsaloon.com.

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Southern hip-hop trio CunninLynguists performs Sunday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show starts at 9 p.m. with opening acts including Grieves and Loop­troop Rockers. Advance tickets are available at www.ghostranchsaloon.com.

What to do this week for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

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The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band plays today and Saturday at The Boathouse Pub.

Today

❱❱ Steamboat Clay Artisans Holiday Pottery Sale — Depot Art Center, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Sample hors d’oeuvres and listen to live acoustic reggae music from local band Knock on Wood at this reception for the annual Steamboat Clay Artisans Holiday Pottery Sale. The sale features a range of pottery and ceramic work by local clay artisans and continues from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Learn more about the sale from artists and event organizers Deb Babcock and Barb Gregoire on the “Steamboat Today” morning show at 8:20 a.m. today on Steamboat TV18. FREE. Call Deb at 846-9349 for more information.

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Light Up the Night

Tracy Barnett talks about the community tree lighting ceremony on the courthouse lawn.

Tracy Barnett talks about the community tree lighting ceremony on the courthouse lawn.

❱❱ “Light Up the Night” community tree lighting — Routt County Courthouse lawn, 6 to 7 p.m.

This annual community event, sponsored by Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, features lights and decorations on trees across the courthouse lawn; a caroling singalong; free cookies and warm beverages; and a visit from Santa. New this year, representatives from Mainstreet will drop about 400 pingpong balls from an overhead crane; each ball is marked with a discount or gift from a downtown business. FREE. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the local Toys for Tots drive to benefit needy children in Routt and Grand counties. Learn more about the event from Mainstreet Manager Tracy Barnett in a video interview at www.exploresteamboat.com. For more information, call 846-1800. The courthouse is on Lincoln Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets.

❱❱ Country dancing — Shorty’s, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Shorty’s hosts FREE country line dancing each week. Call 736-2686. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

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❱❱ Urbane anniversary party — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Local hip-hop band nwest8 and Salt Lake City group Scenic Byway provide the music for Urbane clothing store’s celebration of its first year in business. Read more about the event and the bands on page 2B of Explore Steamboat. FREE. Call Ghost Ranch at 879-9898 or Urbane at 879-9169 for more information. 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.

❱❱ Throwdown — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Members of local rock and folk bands Worried Men and Missed the Boat get together for this bar-ready project. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Warsaw Poland Brothers — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Warsaw Poland Brothers return to The Tugboat for their annual Thanksgiving weekend run, playing high-energy music for drinking and dancing. The group steers well clear of funk and jam grooves, channeling West Coast punk, ska, dub and traditional Irish music for its crowd-pleasing show. Listen to a song by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com, and learn more at www.myspace.com/warsawpolandbros. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Guitarist Chris Marquez doesn’t see how anyone could have a bad time going to see his four-piece Denver funk band play live. “It’s a good time — you can’t really have a bad time if you’re listening to funk. All the music is all about good times; it’s dance music, straight up,” Marquez said before his Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band played in Steamboat in March. The group makes another trip to The Boathouse Pub today. Listen to the group at www.myspace.com/therowdyshade housefunkban. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Saturday

❱❱ Steamboat Clay Artisans Holiday Pottery Sale — Depot Art Center, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Local artists will have a variety of gift-ready pottery for display and sale at this annual event, which includes music and food throughout the day. A special table of low-priced items will be available for children to buy holiday gifts. FREE. Call Deb at 846-9349 for more information.

❱❱ Holiday Bazaar — Moonhill Schoolhouse, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Moonhill Schoolhouse & Community Center is sponsoring its annual Holiday Bazaar. Moonhill Schoolhouse is about 13 miles north on Routt County Road 129 (Elk River Road).

❱❱ Community Classes for Mind-Body Awareness — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Neil O’Keeffee will teach Qigong in the second session of this new weekly series highlighting practices for mind-body awareness. Each class includes a tea tasting from The Deep Steep Tea Co. and a chance to look through the library’s collection of mind-body resources. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a blanket or mat if you have one. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted for a different local charity each week. Call 879-0240 for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Holiday craft workshops — Steam­boat Arts & Crafts Gym, all day

Elise Matise offers holiday gift-wrapping tips and leads a wrapping paper design workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Diane Davis leads a class on holiday wreath making from 10 a.m. to noon. Both events are scheduled weekly until the Christmas holiday. Call 870-0384 for pricing. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Hayden Christmas tree lighting ceremony — Jefferson Avenue and Fourth Street, 6:30 p.m.

Hayden’s holiday event includes carols, a fire pit, refreshments and photos with Santa.

❱❱ 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 PBR, every Tuesday. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Roots and Fire — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Boulder dub band Roots and Fire plays roots reggae music with a seriously laidback back groove. The group appears at Ghost Ranch with Nuby Dan. Listen to the groups at www.myspace.com/rootsandfire and www.myspace.com/nubydanjomo dred. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Warsaw Poland Brothers — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Warsaw Poland Brothers return to The Tugboat for their annual Thanksgiving weekend run, playing high-energy music for drinking and dancing. The group steers well clear of funk and jam grooves, channeling West Coast punk, ska, dub and traditional Irish music for its crowd-pleasing show. Listen to a song by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com, and learn more at www.myspace.com/warsawpolandbros. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

The theme for this week’s mud season dance party is “Revenge of the Nerds.” FREE. Call 870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Scenic Byway — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Salt Lake City’s Scenic Byway plays instrumental, conscious hip-hop music to get people moving. The six-man group uses electronica backings and jazz method to make the most of a lineup that includes a trumpet player, keyboards, two guitarists and drums. Listen to a song by Scenic Byway at www.exploresteamboat.com, and learn more about the band at www.scenicbywaymusic.com. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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❱❱ String Board Theory — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Local jam rock band String Board Theory returns from a summer-long hiatus with a funkier beat and a more danceable edge. Read more about the band on page 4B of Explore Steamboat, and listen to songs by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ CunninLynguists — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Southern-fried trio CunninLynguists is among the tops acts of the underground scene, using a much-heralded eight-year discography of creatively produced beats and cleverly written rhymes to propel its reputation. The group comes to Steamboat as part of the Strange Journey Tour, which also features Grieves with Budo, Looptroop Rockers and Tunji. Keep track of the tour at http://strange journey.tumblr.com, and listen to songs by CunninLynguists at www.myspace.com/cunninlynguists. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 on the day of the show. Advance tickets are available online at www.ghostranchsaloon.com Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Tuesday

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

Susan de Wardt leads a weekly journaling workshop. Cost is $20. Cal 846-6562. 465 Anglers Drive, Suite 2C.

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

❱❱ Holiday Bake-Off — Steamboat Pilot & Today office, all day

Bring your favorite holiday desserts by the Pilot & Today office from 7 to 10 a.m. for judging in the augural Holiday Dessert Bake-Off. Winners in six categories will receive $100 gift cards to Ace at the Curve or City Market. Publisher Suzanne Schlicht and Editor Brent Boyer will share desserts, coffee and conversation with the community at 1 p.m. To enter the contest, submit your recipe and entry form by the end of the day Wednesday; recipes are required for judging. For more information and complete set of contest guidelines, go to www.exploresteamboat.com or call 871-4218.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Book Club Bash — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m.

Staff members from Bud Werner Memorial Library and Epilogue Book Co. offer suggestions for local book club members and any interested readers in this community event, which encourages clubs to make recommendations of their own. Tea and cake will be provided. FREE. Call Jennie Lay at 367-4917 for more information about book clubs or the event. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 40 oz. to Freedom — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Tapping into the sound and spirit of seminal California reggae-rock-punk band Sublime, 40 oz. to Freedom delivers a tribute worth seeing. Listen to a performance by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ 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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