"Good Morning" is one of the more abstract pieces featured in Carol Jean's "An Artist's Journey." The show is at the Depot Art Center through March 28.

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"Good Morning" is one of the more abstract pieces featured in Carol Jean's "An Artist's Journey." The show is at the Depot Art Center through March 28.

What to do in Steamboat this week for March 5 to 11

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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, 4 to 8 p.m.

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

❱❱ First Friday Artwalk — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.

Artists with local ties are featured at 27 downtown venues for this monthly event showcasing Steamboat’s art community. Find a complete list of shows at participating venues on page 16 of today’s Explore Steamboat. FREE.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Willie Samuelson — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Longtime local musicians perform for happy hour. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ International Dinner — Steam­boat Springs High School, 6 p.m.

Ethnic foods, international entertainment and a silent auction are featured at this multicultural dinner, hosted by the Culture Club at Steamboat Springs High School and Macedonian Mission for Humanity. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and they are available at All That Jazz, Ciao Gelato, Mister Money and the door. Proceeds will help send a container of medical supplies to children’s hospitals in Macedonia. Call 819-5172 for more information. 45 E. Maple St.

❱❱ Book signing and talk with Dan Furst — Epilogue Book Co., 7 p.m.

Author Dan Furst discusses his 2009 release, “Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth.” Call 879-2665 for more information. 837 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.

❱❱ Loose Change — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Live music. Call 879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

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

Let the week go at Tap House’s Friday night dance party. Listen to the DJ at www.myspace.com/djalsostarring. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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"Hey Baby" by Filthy Children

❱❱ Filthy Children — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Fusing funk, jazz and rock styles and influences, Denver-based seven-piece band Filthy Children pumps out infectious dance music. The band also plays Saturday at Tugboat. Learn more at www.myspace.com/filthychildren. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Missed the Boat — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Crafting original songs with a mountain feel and buoyant, bluegrass-infused music, local folk-rock band Missed the Boat offers an energetic set. Cover to be determined. Listen to the group at www.myspace.com/missedtheboatband. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

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

Denver funk and soul group The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band plays raw-edged music with no reservations. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/therowdyshadehousefunkban. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Morsoul, "Thirsty for Love"


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❱❱ Morsoul — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Morsoul is a rock, jam and funk band from Boulder led by drummer Dan Menchey, who fronts the band while playing a stand-up drum set. Learn more about the band at www.morsoulmusic.com. Cover charge to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

❱❱ Community classes for mind-body awareness — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Steamboat Dance Theatre instructors teach styles including belly dance, Zumba, hip-hop yoga and West African dance. Donations go to the Steamboat Dance Theatre scholarship fund, which assists Routt County residents in paying for dance opportunities. Community classes are designed for all levels of experience. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or a blanket. Each class is followed by a tea tasting, compliments of The Deep Steep Tea Co. Call 879-0240 or go to www.steamboatlibrary.org for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Used book collection — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring in a maximum of one box or bag of gently used books in exchange for store credit. Go to www.steamboatbooks.com/used-books for more information. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth 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.

❱❱ 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.

Members of local bluegrass band 3Wire perform. Listen to 3Wire at www.myspace.com/3wiremusic. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Christian Heritage School annual auction — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Country singer-songwriter Trent Willmon provides entertainment for Christian Heritage School’s 22nd annual auction event. Tickets are $35. Learn more about the performer at www.trentwillmon.musiccitynetworks.com. Call 879-1760 for more information. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Inaugural Gear Mashers Ball — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m. to midnight

The local cycling community throws a fundraiser party for Essam Welch, a Steamboat Springs rider who was badly injured in September at the SingleSpeed World Championships in Durango. A suggested donation of $10 at the door includes food and beer from Oskar Blues Brewery. A silent auction goes until 10:30 p.m. Proceeds will help send Welch to the 2010 SingleSpeed World Championships in New Zealand. Call 846-5922 for more information. 1001 13th St.

Tony Furtado, "Runnin' Down a Dream"


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❱❱ Tony Furtado Band — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Banjo player Tony Furtado applies a bluegrass education to making his own unique brand of American music. Learn more at www.tonyfurtado.com. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ The Dyrty Byrds — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

With three East Coast-bred musicians and two who play regularly in Atlanta and Athens, Ga., four-piece rock band The Dyrty Byrds takes on a Southern rock influence, bassist Eric Martinez said in a December interview. “It’s a little grittier. It’s very song-oriented as opposed to more of the Northeast bands are more jam-oriented — not that that’s bad or anything, we jam like crazy. But any good rock ’n’ roll band should just be able to jam out,” he said. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

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❱❱ Sol Driven Train — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

This South Carolina five-piece plays an original blend of Americana, roots and jam music. Learn more at www.myspace.com/soldriventrain. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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

Play along with classic songs in this interactive video game. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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.

❱❱ 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. FREE.

❱❱ Country dance — Steamboat Smokehouse, 7 p.m.

Country DJs will play for this community dance. Plan to bring something for a donation jar. Call Polly at 846-4217 for more information. 912 Lincoln Ave.

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❱❱ Trombone Shorty — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

An outstanding trumpet and trombone player, New Orleans musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews creates a thick blend of funk, rock and jazz styles. Listen to his music at www.myspace.com/tromboneshorty. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for ticket information. 56 Seventh St.

Monday

❱❱ Beginning adult pottery class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, noon to 3 p.m.

Ceramic artist Julie Anderson leads this six-week session covering the basics of throwing pottery on a wheel, firing and carving. The cost for the class is $250; materials are $60. Call 870-0384 for more information or to register. 1280 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.

❱❱ 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.

Steamboat Springs author and writing instructor Jill Murphy Long offers a series of writing lectures throughout the ski season on various topics. Bring a lunch. Learn more about Jill Murphy Long at www.thewritersanctuary.com. The cost is $10. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

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

❱❱ 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.

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

Singer-songwriter Trevor G. Potter plays original and classic songs. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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

Listen to local genre-crossing turntablist DJ Also Starring at www.myspace.com/djalsostarring. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Wednesday

❱❱ Journaling workshop — 465 Anglers Drive, Suite C, noon and evening

Local resident Susan de Wardt leads this journaling workshop. Call 846-6562 or go to www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

❱❱ 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.

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

Live reggae music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Cornbread, w/ 3Wire — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Local bluegrass groups Cornbread and 3Wire bring loads of experience into their easy-going performances. Listen to 3Wire at www.myspace.com/3wiremusic. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Local musician Trevor G. Potter plays acoustic Americana music in the singer-songwriter tradition. Listen to his original songs at www.trevorgpotter.com/music.html. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

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

A six-man funk and soul band from Chicago, Lubriphonic brings a full horn section and a deep-rooted understanding of soul music to the stage. Learn more at www.myspace.com/lubriphonic. 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.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Live music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Acrylic canvas floor mat workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Dona Steele leads this two-week class to create canvas floor mats. Cost is $120; materials are $30. Call 870-0384 for more information or to register. 1280 13th St.

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

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

❱❱ Ragweed — Steamboat Smokehouse, 7 to 9 p.m.

Five-piece bluegrass group Ragweed plays a weekly set at Smokehouse. FREE. Call 879-7427. 912 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Pat Waters — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Local musician Pat Waters brings multi-instrumental talents to his solo set. Listen to his recordings at www.patrickwaters.com. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Masta Ace and Edo G — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

A longstanding lyrical presence in hip-hip music, Masta Ace comes to Steamboat with Boston musician Edo G. Listen to their songs at www.myspace.com/mastaaceofficial and www.myspace.com/edogboston. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

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

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

A six-man funk and soul band from Chicago, Lubriphonic brings a full horn section and a deep-rooted understanding of soul music to the stage. Learn more at www.myspace.com/lubriphonic. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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