Local artist Gail Holthausen will display her jewelry and pottery at Rustique Home & Garden Collection as part of First Friday Artwalk. The event features free art receptions at 18 downtown venues from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

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Local artist Gail Holthausen will display her jewelry and pottery at Rustique Home & Garden Collection as part of First Friday Artwalk. The event features free art receptions at 18 downtown venues from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

What to do this week in Steamboat for April 2 to 8

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Chicago bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers plays today and Saturday at The Tugboat Grill & Pub in Ski Time Square.

Today

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ First Friday Artwalk — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.

Galleries, museums and alternative venues showcase work by mostly local artists in this free monthly event celebrating visual art in Steamboat Springs. FREE.

❱❱ Musemason — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Musemason plays traditional banjo bluegrass music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Art reception — bistro c.v., 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Local artist Gregory Block presents new paintings with a happy hour reception. FREE. Call 879-4197 for more information. 345 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Hometown Heroes Celebration — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Steamboat welcomes home its Olympians with a parade down Lincoln Avenue at 6:30 p.m. and a ceremony on the Routt County Courthouse lawn at 7 p.m. From 2 to 5 p.m., Olympic athletes will meet the public, sign autographs and pose for photographs in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway. All events are free. Tune in to “Steamboat Today” on Steamboat TV18 at 7:30 a.m. today to see an interview with U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team members Brett Camerota, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane.

❱❱ Organstein Jazz Trio — Three Peaks Grill, 7 to 10 p.m.

Local jazz musicians provide a weekly set through the end of the season. FREE. Call 879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Boa & the Constrictors — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Guitarist Erik Boa and his band, the Constrictors, play jump blues, swing and R&B. Learn more about the band at http://web.me.com/boablues. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Brian Smith Band — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Local musicians perform blues music. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Henhouse Prowlers — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Henhouse Prowlers, "Walkin' Around in the Snow"


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Putting a good story and universal themes at the forefront of their traditionally rooted bluegrass sound, the members of Chicago bluegrass quintet Henhouse Prowlers update a classic style while holding on to folksy vocal harmonies. Listen to a song by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at www.myspace.com/thehenhouseprowlers. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

Let the week go at Tap House’s Friday night dance party. Listen to the DJ at www.myspace.com/djalsostarring. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

❱❱ Cody’s Challenge — Steamboat Ski Area, 8:30 a.m.

The gondola loads at 7:45 and 8 a.m. for this Randonee ski race at Steamboat Ski Area. The cost is $40 with a season pass or a pass for the event only. Pay $80 to also get a full-day lift ticket. The event includes a post-race barbecue at the Bashor picnic area and a 5:30 p.m. celebration at Bear River Bar & Grill. Profits provide scholarships to help ski patrollers further their medical educations. Call Kyle at 846-9250.

❱❱ 35th Annual Assets Easter Egg Hunt — Howelsen Hill chairlift, 11 a.m.

The city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures of Routt County present this Easter egg hunt. Bring your own basket and wear boots. Call 879-4300 or go to www.steamboatsprings.net for more information.

❱❱ Skate-a-thon — Howelsen Ice Arena, 1 to 4 p.m.

Skaters of all ages are welcome to skate laps to raise money for programs that support families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Group will perform, and Mambo Italiano pasta dinner tickets will be available at a discounted price with all proceeds going to the Yampa Valley Autism Program. Call 870-6257 for more information.

❱❱ Polymer clay and jewelry class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 4 p.m.

Laurel Bielec leads a class using polymer clay techniques to create two pendants. Cost for the class is $40; materials are $10. Call 870-0384 to register. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Easter egg decoration — The Hayden Artisans Marketplace, 2 to 4 p.m.

The Hayden Artisans Marketplace hosts an Easter egg decorating event. Bring hard-boiled eggs. The Marketplace will provide decorating materials, including some plastic eggs for those who forget their eggs. Refreshments will be served. Call 276-2019.

❱❱ Artist talk — Depot Art Center, 2 p.m.

Local artist Carol Jean will talk about her solo art exhibit. FREE. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ The Dirty Heads — Gondola Square, 3 p.m.

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Steamboat Ski Corp. weekend festivities

Steamboat's Sara Ferris and Nick Roma showcase the weekend's events at the ski area including the Rail Rodeo and free concert in Gondola Square while on the Steamboat Today morning show with Mike Polucci.

Steamboat's Sara Ferris and Nick Roma showcase the weekend's events at the ski area including the Rail Rodeo and free concert in Gondola Square while on the Steamboat Today morning show with Mike Polucci.

The Dirty Heads, "Stand Tall"


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Reggae roots provide a platter to pile bits of hip-hop, pop-rock, lush orchestration and skater attitude for California-based band The Dirty Heads. Read an interview with Dirty Heads singer Jared Watson on page 19A. Listen to a song by the five-piece band at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at www.dirtyheads.com. A Rail Rodeo skiing and snowboarding competition also starts at 3 p.m. at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. The show is part of the 11th annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series. FREE. Call 879-6111. Gondola Square is at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Dave Harlan — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

A local musician performs live. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

FREE admission. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Ozric Tentacles — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Ozric Tentacles plays dance-ready psychedelic rock. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Pat Waters — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local multi-instrumentalist Pat Waters plays acoustic classic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Henhouse Prowlers — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Putting a good story and universal themes at the forefront of their traditionally rooted bluegrass sound, the members of Chicago bluegrass quintet Henhouse Prowlers update a classic style while holding on to folksy vocal harmonies. Listen to a song by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at www.myspace.com/thehenhouseprowlers. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Sunday

❱❱ Pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt — Steamboat Lake Visitors Center, 8 to 11 a.m.

Easter egg hunts are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. for children 8 and younger; bring a basket. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and free for children younger than 2. Call Hillary at 871-4559. North Routt Preschool is presenting the event.

❱❱ Paul Geppert — Steaming Bean Coffee, 9 to 11 a.m.

Paul Geppert is a local folk, bluegrass and acoustic musician who performs regularly with the groups Cornbread and 3Wire. FREE. Call 879-3393. 635 Lincoln Ave.

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

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

Monday

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Acoustic open mic night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 to 11 p.m.

Local musicians Paul Geppert and Jay Roemer host an open mic night for acoustic music setups. Sign-up for performers starts at 7 p.m. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Poker night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Recreational Poker League hosts a weekly poker tournament. Players must be at least 18. Call 879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Writing workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 7 p.m.

Author Jill Murphy Long offers a workshop, “Nonfiction Books: Proposal to Published,” at 7 p.m. Mondays through April 26. The class is $25. To sign up, call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

Tuesday

❱❱ Writing and publishing lecture — Epilogue Book Co., noon to 1 p.m.

Steamboat Springs author and writing instructor Jill Murphy Long offers a series of writing lectures through the ski season on various topics. Bring a lunch. Learn more about Jill Murphy Long at www.thewritersanctuary.com. Cost is $10. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Expressions of the Spirit — 465 Anglers Drive, Suite C, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Local writer and life coach Susan de Wardt leads a weekly writing workshop. Call 846-6562 or go to www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

❱❱ Fireside sessions — One Steamboat Place, 3 to 5 p.m.

Yampa Valley Boys provide entertainment, Dori McNeill teaches roping and Yampatika naturalists offer interpretive programs at this semi-weekly event running through April 8. Steamboat Ambassadors provide free hot chocolate and cider at the event, which is sponsored by the Mountain Village Partnership. FREE. The programs are at the fire pit in front of One Steamboat Place in Gondola Square.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

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

Singer-songwriter Trevor G. Potter plays original and classic songs. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

People Under the Stairs music video

❱❱ People Under the Stairs — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

A hip-hip duo from California, People Under the Stairs offers original, wry rhymes over a diverse blend of sampled and handcrafted beats. Watch a music video by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com and listen to the duo at www.myspace.com/peopleunderthestairs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for ticket information. 56 Seventh St.

Wednesday

❱❱ Journaling workshop — 465 Anglers Drive, Suite C, noon and evening

Local resident Susan de Wardt leads this journaling workshop. Call 846-6562 or go to www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

❱❱ Dave Harlan — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Djate — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Live reggae music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Middle school art reception — Ciao Gelato, 6 to 7 p.m.

This reception honors Steamboat Springs Middle School students displaying art at Ciao Gelato. Call 870-7979. 700 Yampa St.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Formerly a six-piece, roots reggae act Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad has pared its lineup to four, distilling a reggae and dub sound. Listen to the group at http://giantpandadub.com. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Thursday

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

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

❱❱ Fireside sessions — One Steamboat Place, 3 to 5 p.m.

Yampa Valley Boys provide entertainment, Dori McNeill teaches roping and Yampatika naturalists offer programs at this semi-weekly event running through April 8. Steamboat Ambassadors provide free hot chocolate and cider at the event, which is sponsored by the Mountain Village Partnership. FREE. The programs are at the fire pit in front of One Steamboat Place in Gondola Square.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

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

Local musicians perform. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Live entertainment — Cantina, 6 p.m.

Cantina offers live entertainment every Thursday evening throughout the season. FREE. Call 879-0826. 818 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ “Your Life in Pictures” class — Hayden Public Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

This class is for those who are starting a photo album or want to finish a scrapbooking project. The class is weekly on Thursdays through May 20. Call Lindsay at 276-7291 for more information. 201 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden.

❱❱ Ragweed — Steamboat Smokehouse, 7 to 9 p.m.

Five-piece bluegrass group Ragweed plays a weekly set at Smokehouse. FREE. Call 879-7427. 912 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Country dance class — Oak Street Dance Studio, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Learn the two-step, triple-step, line dances and cowboy cha-cha in this four-week country dance class led by Polly Idol and Ed Allbright. Cost is $135 per couple; call Polly at 846-4217 to ensure a spot. 326 Oak St.

❱❱ Pirate Theatre presents “Elementary School Musical” — The Steamboat Grand, 8 p.m.

No local, national or international issue is off-limits in this original comedy put on by local spoof group Pirate Theatre. The show features music, dancing, a celebrity appearance and more. Tickets are $20 and are available in advance at All That Jazz. Shows continue at 8 p.m. April 9 and 10. Call 879-4422 for ticket information. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

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

Nevermind pays tribute to seminal grunge rock band Nirvana on the 16th anniversary of Nirvana leadman Kurt Cobain’s death. Listen to Nevermind at www.myspace.com/nevermindnirvanatribute. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

The Tap House hosts karaoke every Thursday. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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