String Board Theory plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The local funk jam band’s show is free.

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String Board Theory plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The local funk jam band’s show is free.

What to do in Steamboat for July 23 to 29

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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.

❱❱ The Rhythm Devils — Howelsen Hill Amphitheater, 5 p.m.

In the second installment of the Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart take to the stage with an armory of percussion instruments and the support of a full band. LIFT-UP of Routt County will collect nonperishable food items and donations. Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Better Half — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Acoustic folk duo. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Relay For Life — Steamboat Springs High School track, 6 p.m.

The annual fundraising event aims to “celebrate, remember and fight back,” against cancer by raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Teams will walk around the high school track during the night because cancer never sleeps. A survivor lap will take place at 6 p.m. and a luminaria ceremony at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.steamboatrelayforlife.com for more information. 45 Maple St.

❱❱ K. Saari Gallery opening — K. Saari Gallery, 6 p.m.

Kimberly Saari reopens her gallery in a new downtown location with a group show and reception. FREE. Call 970-870-0188. 1025 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ “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. 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.

❱❱ Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory Concert — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.

The faculty of Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory will present a chamber music concert featuring compositions by Debussy, Menotti and others. FREE, donations are accepted. Call Anne Sorensen, 402-720-3441. 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 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ “An Evening of Dance” — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 8 p.m.

Join 40 Pre-Professional Intensive Program dance students for a variety of original dance pieces including ballet, point, modern and aerial dance. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

Michael Kaeshammer


❱❱ Michael Kaeshammer — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Jazz pianist and singer Michael Kaeshammer performs lively jazz, blues and boogie woogie. He tackles contemporaries and classics with a witty sense of humor. Tickets are $40. Call 970-879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

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

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights for this teen-focused event. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37 — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Live acoustic Americana folk. FREE. Call 970-879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Jebus — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local rock band Jebus plays original songs with style and variety. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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"Legalize jam" by String Board Theory

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

Local three-piece “groove-infused funk dance rock” band String Board Theory returns to Steamboat Springs armed with an intricate light show and fresh jams. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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Smooth Money Gesture


❱❱ Smooth Money Gesture — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Nederland-based blues jam rock band returns to the Tugboat for night of dance-friendly grooves. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

FREE. Call 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, crafts and live music by Trevor G. Potter. FREE. Call 970-846-1800. Sixth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Billy Franklin — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

New Orleans-based solo acoustic artist Billy Franklin is in Steamboat Springs for the summer. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory Concert — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5:30 p.m.

The students of Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory will present a solo music concert featuring compositions by Brahms, de Falla and Sarasate. FREE, donations accepted. Call Anne Sorensen, 402-720-3441. Ninth and Oak streets.

❱❱ Kim Keith Photography presents opening night for Participate Art — Harwigs-L’Apogee, 6 p.m.

Participate Art will feature at least two artists of different mediums, bringing art to life by featuring locals and tourists in art, which will then be published as a collage. Locals will be asked to participate in the art by acting as models for photography or for live body painting or as subjects in stories. Appetizers will be provided. Call 970-846-3680. Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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

The Piknik Theater Festival presents a Shakespeare classic in an outdoor setting. Admission is FREE, and picnicking is encouraged. Call 970-879-9008. The park is on Spring Creek Trail off Amethyst Drive.

❱❱ 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. FREE. Call 970-879-4141. 127 11th street.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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 6 and younger are free. More information is at www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.

❱❱ Saturday Classical featuring Andrés Cárdenes, Monique Mead and the Meridian Quartet — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of classical music featuring a violin and piano sonata by Aaron Copeland and string quartet performance and a strings sextet by Johannes Brahms. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for children. Call 970-879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ “An Evening of Dance” — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, 8 p.m.

Join 40 Pre-Professional Intensive Program dance students for a variety of original dance pieces including ballet, point, modern and aerial dance. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8 to 10 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 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Celestial Hoedown — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based band plays jammed-out funk rock. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Smooth Money Gesture — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Nederland-based blues jam rock band returns to Tugboat for a night of dance-friendly grooves. Tickets are $5. Audio and video clips of Smooth Money Gesture are at www.exploresteamboat.com. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Ooh La La Burlesque — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The women of Ooh La La pay homage to the dark, sultry and wild art of burlesque. Filled with unexpected quirks, twists and turns, Ooh La La takes the variety show to sexy and comical new heights. Tickets are $10. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

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

SUNDAY

❱❱ “Colonisation, A Gentleman’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 970-879-9008. The park is on Spring Creek Trail off Amethyst Drive.

❱❱ John D. Wilkinson book reading— Epilogue Book Co., 2 p.m.

Local father and author recently wrote a children’s book, “Breakfast Ketchup and Hot Sauce, Too,” which was illustrated by his two daughters. Call 970-879-2665. 837 Lincoln Avenue.

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

Solo acoustic Americana music from local artist. FREE. Call 970-879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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.

Fara Tolno

❱❱ Steamboat Springs African Dance & Drum Ensemble class — Strings Music Pavilion, 5:30 p.m.

Mixed-level adult West African drum and dance classes with master teacher Fara Tolno from Guinea and his Kissidugu performance troupe. Djembe drumming is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and dancing is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per class. Call Jennie Lay at 970-846-9695 or visit the African ensemble’s website at www.yampavalley.info. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Candle-making workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join Sheila Farny and Kaeli Nolte in a workshop for teens. Cost is $35 each session. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Fara Tolno and Kissidugu — Strings Music Pavilion, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Strings Youth Concert series continues with Fara Tolno, a master African drummer from Guinea. See a video of Tolno performing on Steamboat TV18 on www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $10 for adults and $1 for children. Call 970-879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs African Dance & Drum Ensemble class for kids — Strings Music Pavilion, 4 p.m.

A one-hour West African dance and music class with master teacher Fara Tolno from Guinea and his Kissidugu performance troupe. The cost is $15. Call Jennie Lay at 970-846-9695 or visit the African ensemble’s website at www.yampavalley.info.

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

A DJ will play country music and take requests. FREE. Call 970-291-2017. 912 Lincoln Ave.

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

Live acoustic Americana folk. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ 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 a laptop and writings. Call 970-846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Musical talk with Strings Music Festival directors and composer — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 12:15 p.m.

Join contemporary American composer Mike Garson alongside Strings music directors as they discuss their influences and modern composing experience. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Wednesday Classical — Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m.

A journey through classical music with a variety of soloists. Artists will play works by Fritz Kreisler, Sergei Rachmaninov and Johannes Brahms. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for children. Call 970-879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

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

FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 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 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Music on the Green featuring The Easy Peaces — Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Kip Strean, Laura Lamun and Ed Dingle­dine perform the vocal classics of the 1960s and ’70s. FREE. Call 970-879-5056.

❱❱ Confident Calligraphy — Yampa Valley Art Institute, 6 to 8 p.m.

Join Andy Kennedy for an adult workshop in several font forms and flow. This is the first of a three-class session for $100. Participants can attend any of the three classes at $33. Materials are $20. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

Yellowman


❱❱ Yellowman with DJ Also Starring — Ghost Ranch Saloon 9 p.m.

Sometimes known as King Yellowman, the Jamaican dancehall reggae artist was well known in the 1980s for albums such as “Mister Yellowman” and “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng.” Tickets are $10. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Jay Roemer — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Solo acoustic rock. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 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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