Once a professional boxer and furniture factory worker, American singer-songwriter Paul Thorn turned to telling stories through bluesy country rock. Thorn plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

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Once a professional boxer and furniture factory worker, American singer-songwriter Paul Thorn turned to telling stories through bluesy country rock. Thorn plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

What to do in Steamboat for July 9 to 15

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Editor's note: This calendar has been updated to reflect the cancellation of country dancing, which was scheduled for Tuesday at the Steamboat Smokehouse.

TODAY

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

The Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat hosts drop-in figure drawing sessions on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Bring materials; model will be provided. The cost is $12 per session. Call Kim at 970-846-3680. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Rural Wreckage — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Happy hour entertainment from local musicians. Call 870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., attached to the Holiday Inn.

❱❱ “Into the Woods” — Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

The third annual Piknik Theatre Festival presents a junior version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” The musical intertwines traditional fairytales in an up-tempo production featuring local talent and six professional performers from the New Zealand Drama School. Read more about the Piknik Theatre Festival on page 21 of Explore Steamboat. Picnic baskets, dogs, blankets and families are encouraged, and admission is FREE. Call 879-9008. The park is on Spring Creek Trail off Amethyst Drive.

❱❱ Chamber music concert — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The faculty of Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory will present a chamber music concert featuring compositions by Bach, Brahms and more. FREE; donations accepted at the door. Ninth and Oak streets.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and pre-rodeo entertainment runs from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Brent Rowan and Friends — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Nashville guitarist and part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brent Rowan will perform alongside former NFL player and country songwriter, Mike Reid, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Hugh Prestwood. Tickets are $45 the day of the show. Call 879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

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❱❱ The New Mastersounds with Springdale Quartet — Old Town Pub, 8 p.m.

The British-born four-piece funk band plays infused with soul jazz. The band has become a touring force on the U.S. jam scene and will record its seventh studio album this summer. Boulder’s Springdale Quartet opens the show. Learn more at www.myspace.com/springdalequartet. Tickets are $15 the day of the show. Tickets are available at All That Jazz and Old Town Pub. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

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

The Denver-based seven-piece rock and funk band features a horn section, soaring vocals and jazzy ska beats. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Speak of the Devil — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Local musicians Jon Gibbs, Pat Waters and Bryan Joyce play an all-metal rock show as Speak of the Devil. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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❱❱ Statesboro Revue — Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

This Austin, Texas-based band plays rock with blues and country roots. Learn more and listen to the band’s songs at www.myspace.com/thestatesbororevue. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Mount Werner Road.

SATURDAY

❱❱ 30th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo — Bald Eagle Lake, 6 a.m.

Watch more than 40 colorful hot air balloons take off from the launch field and fill the sky over Steamboat Springs. Spectators are encouraged to walk, ride bikes or take public transportation to the event from Meadows Parking Lot. No dogs or cars are allowed at the launch site. Vendors will sell souvenirs, coffee and breakfast foods. Call 879-0880. About a mile south of Walton Creek Road on U.S. Highway 40. FREE.

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

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors, crafts and live music by Nancy Cook. FREE. Call 846-1800. Sixth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Art in the Park — West Lincoln Park, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 36th annual Art in the Park features local artists. Walk, bike or take local transportation from Meadows Parking Lot. FREE. Call 879-0880. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — West Lincoln Park, 6 p.m.

The Piknik Theater Festival presents a Shakespeare classic in an outdoor setting. Picnicking is encouraged. FREE. Call 879-9008. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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

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

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and pre-rodeo entertainment runs from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate for adults and $8 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Saturday Classical featuring the Gryphon Trio — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida leads Malcolm Arnold’s Oboe Quartet, and Toronto’s Gryphon Trio plays Kelly-Marie Murphy’s “Give me Phoenix Wings to Fly.” Rebecca Albers accompanies the Gryphon Trio in Piano Quartet in A Major by Johannes Brahms. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. Call 879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

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❱❱ Paul Thorn — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Once a professional boxer and furniture factory worker, American singer-songwriter Paul Thorn turned to telling stories through bluesy country rock. Gospel influence is intertwined through each track of his most recent album, “Pimps and Preachers.” Tickets are $10. Call 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 736-2686 for more information. FREE. The restaurant is at 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Springdale Quartet — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Boulder-based band blends traditional blues and jazz with dance-inducing funk. Learn more at www.myspace.com/springdalequartet. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

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

Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Statesboro Revue — Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

This Austin, Texas-based band plays rock with blues and country roots. Learn more and listen to the band’s songs at www.myspace.com/thestatesbororevue. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Mount Werner Road.

❱❱ The Broken Everlys — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Musicians play classic and original rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SUNDAY

❱❱ 30th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo — Bald Eagle Lake, 6 a.m.

Watch more than 40 colorful hot air balloons take off from the launch field and fill the sky over Steamboat Springs. Spectators are encouraged to walk, ride bikes or take public transportation to the event from Meadows Parking Lot. No dogs or cars are allowed at the launch site. Vendors will sell souvenirs, coffee and breakfast foods. Call 879-0880. About a mile south of Walton Creek Road on U.S. Highway 40. FREE.

❱❱ Art in the Park — West Lincoln Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 36th annual Art in the Park features local artists. Walk, bike or take local transportation from the Meadows Parking Lot. Call 879-0880. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue. FREE.

❱❱ Routt County Pioneer Picnic — Soroco High School, 11 a.m.

Bring a covered dish to share and your own table service. Drinks will be provided, and all are invited to the annual picnic. FREE. 305 Grant Ave., Oak Creek.

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

Local Americana singer and songwriter plays tunes on the patio. Call 879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ “Colonisation, A Gentlemen’s Guide” — Spring Creek Park, 6 p.m.

An original play, devised through a collaborative effort of the Piknik Theatre Festival players, will be performed in an outdoor setting. The production delves into the issue of land ownership through the lens of the colonization of New Zealand. Admission is FREE, and picnicking is encouraged. Call 879-9008. The park is on Spring Creek Trail off Amethyst Drive.

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

British-born Patrick Murray was nicknamed Pato, meaning “wise owl” in Jamaican Patois, as child. He brings soulful lyrics and positive vibrations to the dance floor. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Hot Peas ’N Butter — Strings Music Pavilion, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

This group’s infectious multicultural grooves include influences of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk and rock. A youth concert is at 11 a.m., and the family concert is at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $1 for children; buy them at www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Call 879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Romancing the Stone — Steamboat Art Museum, 10 a.m.

Natalie Bieber presents a workshop on the many forms of turquoise. The local jewelry maker will touch on colors and types of stones, locations of mines and uses in jewelry. The fee is $25 and $15 for seniors, and the class is limited to 20 students. Call 870-1755. 810 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Teen writers workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 11 a.m.

Author Jill Murphy Long hosts a summer teen writers workshop. The workshop is $10 per writer per session. Bring paper and pen or laptop and writings. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Haochen Zhang — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Zhang was the youngest competitor at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano contest, but that didn’t keep him from being named a co-gold medalist at the prestigious event. Now 20 years old, Zhang will perform works by Chopin and Brahms at the Strings Music Festival’s Wednesday Classical series. For more information, visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Tickets are $40 for adults and $5 for children. Call 879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter and the Broad Side of the Barn — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

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.

❱❱ Music on the Green — Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.

The Meridian Quartet performs at Strings Music Pavilion’s Music on the Green. Visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for more information. FREE. Call 879-5060. 75 Anglers Drive.

❱❱ Paula Cole — Strings Music Pavilion, 6 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Paula Cole performs for a Strings Annual Fund fundraising show sponsored by Bob and Mary Litterman. Tickets are $150, $90 of which is tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Call 879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ The Nadas — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Des Moines, Iowa-based The Nadas play rock music. Learn about the band at thenadas.com. Tickets are $10. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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