Blues guitarist and singer Hamilton Loomis plays at The Tugboat Grill & Pub on Wednesday and Thursday. The shows start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

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Blues guitarist and singer Hamilton Loomis plays at The Tugboat Grill & Pub on Wednesday and Thursday. The shows start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

What to do this week in Steamboat for Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

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NEW YEAR'S EVE

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

Local acoustic musician Sam Ayer plays happy-hour entertainment in a variety of styles. His jazz, folk and blues influences shine through in his contemporary crowd-pleasing favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks display — Steamboat Ski Area, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Ski & Snow­board School treats viewers to an on-snow parade down the mountain lit by torches. A fireworks display will illuminate the sky. The best viewing is in Gondola Square. FREE. Call 970-879-6111 or visit www.steamboat.com.

❱❱ New Year’s Eve party — The Steamboat Grand, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the end of 2010 with cocktails, dinner, dancing and a Champagne toast. A cash bar will be available all evening. Cost for dinner, dance and toast is $58 per person; $25 per person for Champagne toast and dancing. Cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m., dinner served at 8 p.m., and dancing begins at 10 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is required. Call 970-871-5551. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ New Year’s Eve party— Three Peaks Grill, 7 p.m.

Free Champagne toast and live jazz music. Call 970-879-3399 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Throwdown — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

Join local musicians Pat Waters and friends for a special New Year’s show. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ New Year’s Eve party — The HiWay Bar, 9 p.m.

DJ Trigger spins. Call 970-276-4200. 136 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden.

❱❱ Ring in the New Year party — Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 9 p.m.

Steamboat Concierge hosts the annual party with a DJ and dancing. Tickets are $20 and can be bought in advance at Ski Town Wine and Spirits. Call 970-879-2220. 2200 Village Inn Court.

Euforquestra

❱❱ Euforquestra with DubSkin — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Iowa-based Afro-beat funk band returns to Ghost Ranch Saloon for a New Year’s Eve show. Colorado reggae band DubSkin opens. $5 cover. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Moonlight bowling — Snow Bowl, 9 p.m.

Family night of moonlight bowling with cash prizes. Cost is $20 per adult, $15 per child younger than 16. Includes unlimited games, shoes, Champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Reservations recommended. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza.

Buckner Funken Jazz

❱❱ Buckner Funken Jazz — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Get in the groove with Buckner Funken Jazz, the rowdy eight-piece band that combines old-school funk and bebop in the style of Parliament, The Funky Meters and Karl Denson. Tickets are $25 for the New Year’s Eve celebration, which includes giveaways. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ String Board Theory — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Steamboat’s own jam rock band returns to the stage at Old Town Pub, joined by new guitarist Andrew Edmondson. A tantalizing light show will accompany the band as it jams into 2011. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Rock on Ice is an ice-skating event geared toward teens but is open to everyone. Skate under disco lights to music for this special New Year’s Eve edition. Admission is $10 and includes skate rentals. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Shawn David Allen Band — Bear River Bar & Grill, 10 p.m.

Live music and a Champagne toast. $10 cover. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square.

❱❱ New Year’s DJ dance party — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

DJ Melrae spins house favorites. Free Champagne toast. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ New Year’s Eve — Bella’s Wine Bar 10 p.m.

Live music by DJ Theory. Spaces are limited, and reservations are recommended. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 970-819-1463. 737 Lincoln Ave.

Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band

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

Get down with Denver-based funk rock band to celebrate the end of 2010. Funky covers and upbeat, danceable originals. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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

Ring in 2011 with the Fort Collins-based hip-hop reggae dub outfit. Featuring the lyrics of four emcees and electronic influences. $5 cover. Call 970-879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

NEW YEAR’S DAY

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

Local acoustic musician Trevor G. Potter plays happy-hour entertainment saturated with Americana and folk influences. His lyrical originals tell quiet, Western stories with an edge. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Rock on Ice is an ice-skating event geared toward teens. Skate under disco lights to music. $6 includes skate rentals. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37 — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Local artist plays acoustic Americana folk rock. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

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

Teen night with free movies, games, karaoke and more. FREE. Call 970-736-2686. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

DubSkin

❱❱ Hair of the dog party with DubSkin — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Shake off the New Year’s hangover with the six-piece reggae dub outfit performing danceable, rhythmic grooves and songs with a message of love and freedom. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Buckner Funken Jazz — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Get in the groove with Buckner Funken Jazz, the rowdy eight-piece band that combines old-school funk and be-bop in the style of Parliament, The Funky Meters and Karl Denson. $5 cover. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

The Mighty High Band

❱❱ Mighty High Band — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Denver-based tribute to Jerry Garcia plays tunes by the Jerry Garcia Band, Legion of Mary and Reconstruction. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Mad Dog and the Smokin' J's

❱❱ Mad Dog and the Smokin’ J’s — Bear River Bar & Grill, 10 p.m.

Blending gritty rockabilly and driving country-punk, drummer Mad Dog leads the Denver-based trio with the dynamic spirit of rock ’n’ roll. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square.

SUNDAY

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

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions. Call 970-871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave. FREE.

MONDAY

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

Local acoustic musician Sam Ayer plays happy-hour entertainment in a variety of styles. His jazz, folk and blues influences shine through in his contemporary crowd-pleasing favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ 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. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open mic night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Jay Roemer hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Kenny Perkins — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Kenny Perkins is a blues-influenced Americana singer-songwriter based in Broomfield. Listen to his music at www.myspace.com/kennyperkinsband. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

TUESDAY

❱❱ 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.mind workscoaching.com.

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

Local musician David Harlan’s happy-hour show features original music, remakes of some great songs and a variety of instruments used to create aggressive loops. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Steamboat Stomp: Country swing dancing night — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Learn how to do the West Coast swing with local country dancers, and enjoy two hours of a DJ spinning country favorites. You don’t need to bring a partner to learn some new moves. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Kenny Perkins — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Kenny Perkins is a blues-influenced Americana singer-songwriter based in Broomfield. Listen to his music at www.myspace.com/kennyperkinsband. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

WEDNESDAY

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

Local acoustic musician Trevor G. Potter plays happy-hour entertainment saturated with Americana and folk influences. His lyrical originals tell quiet, Western stories with an edge. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ 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 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ African drumming class — RED Contemporary gallery, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

No experience is necessary for this drop-in class, and all levels are welcome. Cost is $10 per class and $5 drum rental, or bring your own drum. Call Cary at 970-846-0214 for information or to reserve a drum. Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

❱❱ Bryan Joyce — Sweetwater Grill, 7 p.m.

Local musician plays rock music. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Secret Army


❱❱ Secret Army — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Florida-based soul band is headed by keyboardist Danny Bedrosian and plays smooth, funky grooves inspired by his friendship with George Clinton and parliament Funkadelic. The show will feature bassist Lige Curry and drummer Rico Lewis, of P-Funk. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Hamilton Loomis — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Soulful blues guitar player Hamilton Loomis hails from Texas and was mentored by blues legend Bo Diddley. On the road for more than a decade, Loomis maintains a modern edge to his traditional roots. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

THURSDAY

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

Local musician David Harlan’s happy hour show features original music, remakes of some great songs and a variety of instruments used to create aggressive loops. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

Chris Watson

❱❱ Chris Watson — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Young guitarist Chris Watson fronts a Southern rock band from Texas. Hard-hitting riffs and bluesy vocals complement funky beats. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Hamilton Loomis — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Soulful blues guitar player Hamilton Loomis hails from Texas and was mentored by blues legend Bo Diddley. On the road for more than a decade, Loomis maintains a modern edge to his traditional roots. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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