Wes Wooten, left, and Stuart Handloff play theater critics in “The Real Inspector Hound,” an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery by Tom Stoppard. Performances of the show are at 7 p.m. today through Sunday at the Depot Art Center.

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Wes Wooten, left, and Stuart Handloff play theater critics in “The Real Inspector Hound,” an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery by Tom Stoppard. Performances of the show are at 7 p.m. today through Sunday at the Depot Art Center.

What to do this week in Steamboat, March 26 - April 1

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Today

❱❱ 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 on Friday afternoons through the end of March. FREE. Call 879-2220. 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ Penguin Plunge Happy Feet Dance Party — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Get ready for the seventh annual Penguin Plunge with this party featuring food, dance lessons, prizes and more. Penguin Plunge is a fundraiser for the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley; proceeds from this year’s event go toward the purchase of a CT scanner for Yampa Valley Medical Center. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Healthcare Foundation office, the Yampa Valley Medical Center front desk, Holmquist-Lorenz Construction Co., and Alpine Bank. Call 871-2515 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

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

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

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

Local jazz musicians Paul Potyen and Steve Boynton join special guest drummer Dan Caro for this week’s set. FREE. Call 879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

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The Real Inspector Hound

The Real Inspector Hound will be performed this weekend at the Depot Arts Center this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On today's Steamboat Today morning show Director Michael Brumbaugh gives us a sneak peek in to all the action.

The Real Inspector Hound will be performed this weekend at the Depot Arts Center this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On today's Steamboat Today morning show Director Michael Brumbaugh gives us a sneak peek in to all the action.

❱❱ “The Real Inspector Hound” — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Players and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound,” a one-act comedy in Agatha Christie’s murder mystery style. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating. Advance tickets are available at the Depot Art Center and Epilogue Book Co. Performances continue at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Watch an interview with the show’s director at www.exploresteamboat.com. Call 879-9008 for more information. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Free Summer Concert Series fundraiser — Old Town Pub, 8:30 p.m.

Local Americana group Missed the Boat and local blues rock band Little Laura and the Nude Blues Band provide live music for this party benefiting the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series. Tickets are $15 at the door; admission includes five tickets for door prizes. Learn more about the Free Summer Concert Series, a nonprofit organization, at www.steamboatfreeconcerts.com. Listen to Missed the Boat at www.myspace.com/missedtheboatband. Call 846-3352 to make a donation. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local singer and guitarist Sam Ayer puts favorite songs through an acoustic soul filter. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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

Ska-punk pioneer group Fishbone has been making a new meld of its favorite musical styles for more than 30 years. Listen to the band at www.myspace.com/fishboneisredhot. Tickets are $20. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Live stand-up comedy — Black Mountain Tavern, 9 p.m.

Black Mountain Tavern hosts touring standup comedians on the last Friday of each month. This month’s lineup features Denis Donohue. Watch clips of his comedy at www.denisdonohue.com. Tickets are $12; advance tickets and showing up early are recommended. Call 736-0600 for more information. 202 South Sharp Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ 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.

The Wendy Woo Band, "Out of My Head Over You"


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❱❱ The Wendy Woo Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Colorado songwriter, singer and guitarist Wendy Woo brings her original, pop-minded material to The Tugboat. Listen to a song by Wendy Woo at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at www.myspace.com/thewendywooband. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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7th Annual Penguin Plunge

Traci Day-Fenton, Pegi Simmerman and the penguin stop by the Steamboat Today morning show to talk about the 7th Annual Penguin Plunge coming up Saturday at Lake Catamount.

Traci Day-Fenton, Pegi Simmerman and the penguin stop by the Steamboat Today morning show to talk about the 7th Annual Penguin Plunge coming up Saturday at Lake Catamount.

Saturday

❱❱ Seventh annual Penguin Plunge — Lake Catamount Ranch and Club, noon

Penguin Plunge is an annual event presented for the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley. Teams are invited to take a leap into icy cold waters and are encouraged to dress up in team costumes. Proceeds go toward the purchase of an advanced CT scanner for Yampa Valley Medical Center. The event is free to watch; registration to jump is closed. Watch an interview with event organizers at www.exploresteamboat.com. Call 871-2515 for more information.

The Pimps of Joytime, "Workin All the Time"


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❱❱ The Pimps of Joytime — Gondola Square, 3 p.m.

Falling into a niche that’s somewhere between a Prince song, 1990s party rap and 1970s soul, The Pimps of Joytime craft dance music with a sense of humor and boundless energy. The concert is part of the 11th annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series. Listen to a song at www.explore­steamboat.com and learn more at www.myspace.com/pimpsofjoytime. FREE. Call 879-6111. Gondola Square is at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ 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.

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

A local folk and rock musician performs. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

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

❱❱ “The Real Inspector Hound” — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Players and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound,” a one-act comedy in Agatha Christie’s murder mystery style. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating. Advance tickets are available at the Depot Art Center and Epilogue Book Co. Performances continue at 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 879-9008 for more information. 1001 13th 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.

❱❱ Steve Boynton Trio — Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 8 to 11 p.m.

Local musicians play jazz music. FREE. Call 879-2220. 2200 Village Inn Court.

Chad Hollister, "Grow"


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❱❱ Chad Hollister Band — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

New England-based musician Chad Hollister plays original, rhythm-minded pop songs. Listen to a song by Chad Hollister at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the group at www.myspace.com/thechadhollisterband. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ American Beauty — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9:30 p.m.

Grateful Dead tribute act American Beauty is a reinvention of the Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue. Returning musicians include rhythm guitarist Rob Eaton — who is also a member of Dark Star Orchestra — lead guitarist Dave Kochmann and bassist Jim Allard. Andy Sweetser is on drums and Stef Briggs is on keys. American Beauty focuses on 1970s Dead songs. Call 879-3773 for more information. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ The Wendy Woo Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Colorado songwriter, singer and guitarist Wendy Woo brings her original, pop-minded material to The Tugboat. Listen to a song by Wendy Woo at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at www.myspace.com/thewendywooband. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Holden Young Trio, "Don't Think Too Much"


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❱❱ Holden Young Trio — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Former Steamboat local Holden Young makes funky music with original lyrics and a touch of jam flavor. Listen to a song by HY3 at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the group at www.myspace.com/holdenworld. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

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Steamboat Springs Orchestra

Steamboat Springs Orchestra Conductor Ernest Richardson celebrates the beginning of Spring and talks about this Sunday's orchestra Spring Concert on the Steamboat Today show.

Steamboat Springs Orchestra Conductor Ernest Richardson celebrates the beginning of Spring and talks about this Sunday's orchestra Spring Concert on the Steamboat Today show.

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.

❱❱ Steamboat Symphony Orchestra — Strings Music Pavilion, 5 p.m.

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra presents a season finale concert featuring two works by Czech Romantic composer Antonin Dvorak: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor and Symphony No. 9 in E minor, or the “New World Symphony.” Tickets are $20 in advance at All That Jazz, the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra office or Web site, or the Strings Music Festival box office; admission is $25 at the door. Read more about the concert on page 11 of Steamboat Today. Watch an interview with music director Ernest Richardson at www.exploresteamboat.com. Call 870-3223 or go to www.steamboatorchestra.org for more information.

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Village of Hope Fundraiser

Find out how you can help raise funds for the Village of Hope school in West Africa during a fundraiser at the Ghost Ranch Saloon this Sunday. Kim Keith and Sally McCormick give Steamboat Today's Harper Louden all the details.

Find out how you can help raise funds for the Village of Hope school in West Africa during a fundraiser at the Ghost Ranch Saloon this Sunday. Kim Keith and Sally McCormick give Steamboat Today's Harper Louden all the details.

❱❱ Village of Hope fundraiser — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5 to 8 p.m.

This event featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, food and door prizes benefits Village of Hope, a home and school for children in Burkina Faso, Africa. Tickets are $10 at the door. Watch an interview with event organizers Kim Keith and Sally McCormick at www.exploresteamboat.com. Contact Kim Keith at kim@steamboatgallery.com or 846-3680 for more information.

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

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo 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.

❱❱ “The Real Inspector Hound” — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Players and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound,” a one-act comedy in Agatha Christie’s murder mystery style. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating. Advance tickets are available at the Depot Art Center and Epilogue Book Co. Call 879-9008 for more information. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Souls of Mischief — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Listen to hip-hop group Souls of Mischief at www.myspace.com/soulsofmischief. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call 879-9898 or go to www.ghostranchsaloon.com for ticket information. 56 Seventh St.

Monday

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Easter delights workshop — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Local caterer Nicolette Powell leads this children’s after-school workshop. Call 870-0384 for more information. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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 879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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 through 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.

❱❱ Fireside sessions — One Steamboat Place, 3 to 5 p.m.

Yampa Valley Boys provide entertainment and Yampatika naturalists offer interpretive programs at this semi-weekly event running through April 8. Steamboat Ambassadors provide free hot chocolate and cider at the event, which is sponsored by the Mountain Village Partnership. FREE. The programs are at the fire pit in front of One Steamboat Place in Gondola Square.

❱❱ 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.

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.

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❱❱ Blue Rooster Band — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Rock ’n’ roll musicians from Craig make up Blue Rooster Band. Listen to a song by the group at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at www.reverbnation.com/blueroosterband. Call 879-9898 for more information. 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.

❱❱ Fireside sessions — One Steamboat Place, 3 to 5 p.m.

Yampa Valley Boys provide entertainment and Yampatika naturalists offer interpretive programs at this semi-weekly event running through April 8. Steamboat Ambassadors provide free hot chocolate and cider at the event, which is sponsored by the Mountain Village Partnership. FREE. The programs are at the fire pit in front of One Steamboat Place in Gondola Square.

❱❱ 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.

Local musicians perform. FREE. 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.

❱❱ 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.

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❱❱ Frontier Ruckus — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The musicians of Michigan quintet Frontier Ruckus approach folk songs with a feeble frankness that breaks down their subject, injects personal stories and wraps the result in rich folk harmony and ramshackle rhythm. It’s really good. Listen to a song by the band at www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at www.myspace.com/frontierruckus. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

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

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