Hot Soup is a mix between jam funk and rock and describes its music as “danceable stuff for everyone.” Hot Soup plays at 9:30 p.m. today and Saturday at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.

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Hot Soup is a mix between jam funk and rock and describes its music as “danceable stuff for everyone.” Hot Soup plays at 9:30 p.m. today and Saturday at The Tugboat Grill & Pub.

What to do in Steamboat for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2

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TODAY

❱❱ Figure drawing session — Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat, 9 a.m. to noon

The Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat hosts a drop-in figure drawing session. Bring your own materials; a model is provided. The cost is $12 per session. Call Kim at 970-846-3680. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Hayden farmers market — downtown Hayden, 4 to 8 p.m.

The final Hayden farmers market will feature food, face painting, airbrush tattoos, music and children’s games, along with other vendors. FREE. Call Hollie for information at 970-846-0338. On South Walnut Street in Hayden.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter and Rural Wreckage — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Live acoustic Americana music. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Paul Potyen and Organstein jazz trio — Three Peaks Grill, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jazz music in a dining setting. Call 970-879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Art of Cabaret Faculty Concert — Julie Harris Theatre, 8 p.m.

The faculty of the weeklong Art of Cabaret Workshop at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp present an intimate evening of humor, song and movement in a celebration of individuality. The veterans of the stage are from New York City and Los Angeles. They will perform well-known works from popular music and theater. Read more about the Art of Cabaret on page 20 of today’s Explore Steamboat. Tickets are $25. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ Zita and the Ghetdown Girlz — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Join a local African drumming and dance outfit along with fire throwers and other multisensory entertainment for an evening of moving and shaking. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

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❱❱ Cracker with Camper Van Beethoven — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Known for 1990s alternative rock hits “Low” and “Eurotrash Girls,” the glam-inspired rock band never left the road or the studio, leading to the recording of “Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey” in 2009. Along with 1980s rock band Camper Van Beethoven, the Traveling Apothecary Tour will provide some recognizable tunes as well as progressive new songs, more thoughtful than angsty. Tickets are $25 on the day of the show. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Hot Soup


❱❱ Hot Soup — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A mix between jam funk and rock, Hot Soup has played together for three years in Boulder. Guitarist Matt Flaherty described the sound as “danceable stuff for everyone.” Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Live acoustic rock from local musicians. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Dyrty Byrds


❱❱ Dyrty Byrds — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Dyrty Byrds formed from the Georgia and Colorado music scenes as a pick-up band in Denver. They draw from Southern roots, too many mentors to list and a desire for Southern-influenced Rocky Mountain rock ’n’ roll. Dyrty Byrds play energetic rock music with a good mix of originals and cover songs from rockers such as Neil Young, Charlie Daniels, and Allen Toussaint. Wally Ingram and Jerry Joseph will join them on stage. Tickets are $10. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

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

FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Mainstreet Farmers Market — Sixth Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors and crafts. Trevor G. Potter plays live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800. Sixth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Better Half — Sweetwater Grill, 5 p.m.

An acoustic folk duo provides happy hour entertainment. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Pat Waters — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Local musician plays acoustic music on the patio. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Jazz guitarist Bill Martin — Giovanni’s Ristorante, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Solo guitarist plays the jazz genre’s standards in an intimate dining setting. Call 970-879-4141. 127 11th St.

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

FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Art of Cabaret Participant Concert — Julie Harris Theatre, 8 p.m.

The students of the weeklong Art of Cabaret Workshop at Perry-Mansfield present an intimate evening of humor, song and movement in a celebration of individuality. The students come from all across the country to study with elite faculty and move deeper into self-awareness and confidence on stage. They will perform well-known works from popular music and theater. Tickets are $15. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

Whiskey Blanket

❱❱ Whiskey Blanket — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Formed in Boulder in 2003, the three-piece hip-hop group consists of three less-than-ordinary emcees. Combining electronic beats and the cello and violin offerings of Sloppy Joe and Funny Biz with turntablist Steakhouse, the three rappers craft witty and relevant rhymes. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Teen night — Shorty’s, 9 to 11 p.m.

Shorty’s hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 970-736-2686 for more information. FREE. The restaurant is at 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

Hot Soup


❱❱ Hot Soup — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A mix between jam funk and rock, Hot Soup has played together for three years in Boulder. Guitarist Matt Flaherty described the sound as “danceable stuff for everyone.” Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Betsy Franck

❱❱ Betsy Franck — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Hailing from Athens, Ga., the singer and songwriter has deep roots in Southern folk and country. The country Bareknuckle Band backs her smooth alto tones. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Jason Vigil — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

A pop rock artist from Denver, Jason Vigil was nominated for Westword’s best singer/songwriter and has toured regionally. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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

Ladies night. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Steve Boynton and Organstein — Sweetwater Grill, 2 p.m.

Live afternoon entertainment with jazz-inspired grooves. FREE. 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 4 to 6 p.m.

Solo acoustic American folk rock. Call 970-879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Supergroup Unplugged — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

MONDAY

❱❱ 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 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Genealogy Club planning session — Bud Werner Memorial Library conference room, 9:30 a.m.

Help select future speakers and learn about the latest genealogy resources. Share and celebrate the progress club members have made in family history research. Everyone is welcome. Contact Judy Ross at 970-879-0240, ext. 331, or jross@steamboatlibrary.org. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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 970-846-6562 or go to www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

❱❱ Old-Fashioned Spelling Bee — Mesa School House, 4 to 6 p.m.

The Tread of Pioneers Museum invites the community to take a look at school life during the turn of the century. Children in grades one through eight can participate in old-fashioned spelling bees each half hour. It’s FREE fun and games for the family. Call 970-870-2214. U.S. Highway 40 east of Steamboat.

❱❱ Creative Expressions: Exploring Life in the Midst of Change — Rollingstone Respite House, 5 to 7 p.m.

Join Hospice of Northwest Colorado and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council to learn about a new free program called Creative Expressions. The gathering will be an informative open house to learn more about the program. FREE. Call Dr. Jo Anne Grace at 970-871-7617 or Denise Fasolino at 970-870-8888. 480 Rollingstone Drive.

❱❱ Live music — Saketumi, 5 p.m.

Locals’ night includes food and drink specials and live music with Eric Delaney and friends. FREE. Call 970-870-1019. 1875 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Country Dancing — Steamboat Smokehouse, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

A traveling cha-cha lesson will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and then a disc jockey spins country favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-7427. Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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

Local Americana folk rock. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Dead Confederate


❱❱ Futurebirds, Houses and Dead Confederates — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Athens, Ga.-based Futurebirds and Dead Confederates are rock bands from the South, but their styles diverge from there. The Dead Confederates, who just released a new album, “Sugar,” are a grungy, psychedelic rock outfit. Futurebirds has more of a low-fi indie rock sound. Denver-based indie folk rockers Houses also will play. Tickets are $10. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Writers workshop — Amante Coffee, noon to 1 p.m.

Author Jill Murphy Long hosts the weekly workshop. Bring your writings, ideas and questions. $10. Call 970-846-1428. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ Extended happy hour with Brian Kofke — Old Town Pub, 7 to 9 p.m.

Live acoustic rock music. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

THURSDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Writers Group — Depot Art Center, noon

Local writers gather for weekly readings of their work; visitors are welcome. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Writers workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 6 to 7 p.m.

Author Jill Murphy Long hosts the weekly workshop. Bring your writings, ideas and questions. Pay $10. Call 970-846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

MTHDS


❱❱ MTHDS — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

You can call them “The Methods,” but their name is an acronym for “Music That Heightens Different Senses.” With a fusion of hip-hop, punk, and funky grooves, MTHDS have been lighting up stages across the region. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

The Tap House hosts karaoke every Thursday. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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