Steamboat Springs High School students rehearse a piece Tuesday at the high school in preparation for the 14th annual Dance Showcase. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the high school auditorium.

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Steamboat Springs High School students rehearse a piece Tuesday at the high school in preparation for the 14th annual Dance Showcase. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the high school auditorium.

What to do this week for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4

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❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Djate — 3 Saddles at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort

Djate is set to play live music Friday afternoons through the end of March. FREE. Call 879-2220. 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ New work by Laura Wait — K. Saari Gallery at Vertical Arts, 5 to 8 p.m.

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K. Saari Gallery

Kimberly Saari of K. Saari Galley @ Vertical Arts talks about Friday's artist's reception and opening featuring Laura Wait from 5-8 p.m. on the Steamboat Today morning show.

Kimberly Saari of K. Saari Galley @ Vertical Arts talks about Friday's artist's reception and opening featuring Laura Wait from 5-8 p.m. on the Steamboat Today morning show.

Local artist Laura Wait presents “Litterarius,” a collection of new works made with encaustic wax and other materials. Wildhorse Marketplace venues including Tall Tulips and The Drunken Onion also will have art on display during the reception. FREE. Call 870-0188. 690 Marketplace Plaza, Suite 1.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

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

Free happy hour music. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ “Throw Down Your Heart” screening — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m.

“Throw Down Your Heart” is a documentary following boundary-breaking banjo player Bela Fleck on a music-seeking trip to Africa. Local musicians John “musemason” Mason and Cary Kamperschroer are scheduled to play an experimental combination of traditional bluegrass music and African rhythms on banjo, kalimba and djembe for about 30 minutes before the screening. FREE. Call 879-0240. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

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

Local jazz musicians play a weekly set. FREE. Call 879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase — Steamboat Springs High School, 7 p.m.

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Dance Showcase

The Steamboat Springs High School's annual Dance Showcase is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tune in to the Steamboat Today morning show's interview with producers Hannah and Lexi for all the details.

The Steamboat Springs High School's annual Dance Showcase is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tune in to the Steamboat Today morning show's interview with producers Hannah and Lexi for all the details.

More than 80 students are set to participate in the 14th annual Dance Showcase, a student-directed, student-choreographed and student-performed concert. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults and $12 for reserved seating. Call 879-1562 for more information. The High School is at 45 Maple St.

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

Texas blues musician Chris Watson applies a lifelong love of music to his guitar-heavy, Southern-rock inspired take on hard-stomping blues rock. Listen to his band at www.myspace.com/chriswatson band. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Rising Lion — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

A reggae and dub act dipping into R&B and blues, Florida-based act Rising Lion makes a happy mix of many kinds of soul music. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/risinglion. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Springdale Quartet — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

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"3 Pack" by Springdale Quartet

Boulder’s Springdale Quartet gets at a Grateful Dead-influenced style of jamming through jazz training and influences that include Phish and Medeski, Martin & Wood. Learn more about the group at www.myspace.com/springdalequartet. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Throwdown — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Local rock musicians join forces to create the band Throwdown. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Saturday

❱❱ Valentine greeting card workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 3 p.m.

Chris Erickson offers tips to create one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day cards. Class and materials cost $15. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Auction and comedy show — Soroco High School gym, 3 p.m.

An event benefiting Oak Creek child Tanner Tritz features a performance by comedian Taylor Mason at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $15; general admission is $10. Call Marcia Gregory at 846-6428.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Paul Geppert and Bob Shaffer — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Longtime local musicians from the band 3Wire perform. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase — Steamboat Springs High School, 7 p.m.

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Dance Showcase

The Steamboat Springs High School's annual Dance Showcase is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tune in to the Steamboat Today morning show's interview with producers Hannah and Lexi for all the details.

The Steamboat Springs High School's annual Dance Showcase is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tune in to the Steamboat Today morning show's interview with producers Hannah and Lexi for all the details.

More than 80 students are set to participate in the 14th annual Dance Showcase, a student-directed, student-choreographed and student-performed concert. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults and $12 for reserved seating. Call 879-1562 for more information. The High School is at 45 Maple 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.

❱❱ Filthy Children — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

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"Hey Baby" by Filthy Children

Filthy Children is a seven-piece funk and rock band from Denver. Learn more about the group at www.myspace.com/filthychildren. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Rising Lion — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

A reggae and dub act dipping into R&B and blues, Florida-based act Rising Lion makes a happy mix of many kinds of soul music. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/risinglion. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.

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❱❱ “Rock Band” — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Test your skills at Playstation “Rock Band” on the Tap House stage. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Studebaker John — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

“Studebaker John” Grimaldi plays blues guitar and harmonica in the Chicago style. Listen to his music at www.studebakerjohn.com. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ DJ Ricky Prime and DJ Pretty Ninja — Bombay Grill, 10 p.m.

Local DJs Ricky Prime and Pretty Ninja spin high-energy dance music. Listen to the duo at www.myspace.com/ninjaprime_mobiledisco. FREE. Call 871-1663. Bombay Grill is in Wildhorse Marketplace.

❱❱ Jebus — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Local rock band Jebus uses years of experience to jump into jams in its set of original songs. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/didvivknow. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Sunday

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Ninth annual Colorado Ski for Women — Steamboat Ski Touring Center, 9:30 a.m.

“Alice in Winterland” is the theme for this year’s Colorado Ski for Women, a fundraiser benefiting programs of Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Registration for the event starts at 9:30 a.m., with an advanced race around the Ski Touring Center course at 11:30 a.m. and the main event at 12:30 p.m. Local rock band Sundog will provide music; lunch, door prizes and a silent auction also are featured. For more information, call Advocates at 879-2034. 2000 Clubhouse Drive.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Pato Banton — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Pato Banton, "Now Generation"


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Reggae staple Pato Banton shares positive messages in his live set. Learn more about Banton at www.myspace.com/patobanton. Steamboat’s DJ Also Starring also is scheduled to perform. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for ticket information. 56 Seventh St.

Monday

❱❱ Docent talk and tour — Steamboat Art Museum, 1 p.m.

Steamboat Art Museum hosts a reception for people 70 and older at 1 p.m. A docent talk and tour of the current exhibit “Wildlife Paintings by Ken Carlson” will be followed by tea, desserts and light music by members of the Steamboat Youth Orchestra. Call 870-1755 for more information. 807 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 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, 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday

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

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

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Jazz benefit concert — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs High School Jazz Band and Steamboat Swings Big Band will perform classic swing, rock and contemporary music in this benefit concert. Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plans to sit in with both groups. All proceeds will help high school band students take a group trip to Disneyland in April. The band has been invited to perform in the theme park. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in advance at the High School main office or Space Station. Call 879-1562. The High School is at 45 Maple St.

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

Local singer-songwriter Trevor G. Potter plays acoustic Americana music. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Kort McCumber — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Kort McCumber gets the to root of American music with his narrative style. Learn more about him at www.myspace.com/kortmccumber. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information. 56 Seventh St.

Wednesday

❱❱ “The Taming of the Shrew” — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Fifth- through eighth-grade students from Lowell Whiteman Primary School perform William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” The public is invited to attend. Call 879-8081 for more information. 846 Oak St.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ ‘Bring Your Pages!’ Writing workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 7 p.m.

Local author and writing instructor Jill Murphy Long will lead a weekly writing and publishing workshop for aspiring authors at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through the end of ski season. Writers are asked to bring their work to read aloud. Cost is $10 per class. Call 846-1428 for more information.

❱❱ Shakespeare reading group — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Veteran English teacher Sally Frostic leads a six-week reading group for anyone wanting to experience or revisit William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.” Contact Jennie Lay, adult programs coordinator for the library, at 879-0240 ext. 317 to register. The workshop will be in Conference Room 201.

❱❱ String Board Theory — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Local jam and rock act String Board Theory goes exploring in the funk world on stage. Learn more about the band at www.exploresteamboat.com. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Johnny O. Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Colorado blues and funk group the Johnny O. Band brings soul and rock into its live set. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/johnnyoband. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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.

❱❱ 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.

Longtime local musicians play music for happy hour. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

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

❱❱ Rocky Mountain Campfire Show — Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m.

Local musician and storyteller David Moran gives the first of seven weekly campfire music performances at the Masonic Lodge above Wild Horse Gallery off Lincoln Avenue. The performance includes original Western songs, cowboy poetry, jokes and entertainment for all ages. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Grand Lodge’s child identification program; the program is an effort to provide an identification system for children to use if a child is abducted. Go to www.coloradofreemasons.org to learn more. Tickets to the campfire music performance are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The Masonic Lodge is at Lincoln Avenue and Eighth Street.

❱❱ Mad Tea Party — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

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A self-described “ukebilly retro-pop band,” North Carolina string duo Mad Tea Party goes for the strange in its original sound. Follow the band on tour at http://ukulelerockstar.wordpress.com, and learn more about the group at www.themadteaparty.com. FREE. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Dave Gerard — Old Town Pub, 9 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Dave Gerard returns to Colorado with his acoustic, soulful act, touring in support of his summer 2009 release, “The Zoomy Trail.” Learn more about the New England-based musician or listen to his music at www.gerardtruffle.com. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

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

Sing your heart out on the Tap House stage. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Johnny O. Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Colorado blues and funk group the Johnny O. Band brings soul and rock into its live set. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/johnnyoband. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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