Chelsea Marie, playing Miss Roberts, right, and Sandy Nunnikhoven, playing Stella, practice a scene from the play “The Fifteenth Candle,” which will be featured in the Rock the Arts festival. The festival is from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School.

Photo by John F. Russell

Chelsea Marie, playing Miss Roberts, right, and Sandy Nunnikhoven, playing Stella, practice a scene from the play “The Fifteenth Candle,” which will be featured in the Rock the Arts festival. The festival is from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School.

What to do this week in Steamboat for May 7 to 13

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Joe Madden practices a scene from the play “The Fifteenth Candle,” which will be featured in Rock the Arts.

Today

❱❱ Talent Show — Steamboat Springs Middle School, 4 p.m.

Steamboat Springs Middle School’s talent show is in the school cafeteria, and the public is encouraged to attend. Proceeds from concession sales will benefit a 10-student trip to Spain in June. FREE. 39610 Amethyst Drive.

❱❱ First Friday Artwalk — Various venues, 5 to 8 p.m.

Today is the First Friday Artwalk at galleries and businesses in downtown Steamboat Springs. Many venues offer refreshments. See a full listing in today’s Explore Steamboat on page 22. FREE.

❱❱ Skate Deck Art Show — Urbane, 5 to 9 p.m.

Urbane hosts its second annual Skate Deck Art Show. The event includes live music and refreshments. FREE. Call 879-9169. 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101.

❱❱ Rock the Arts festival — Steamboat Springs High School, 6 to 9 p.m.

The Rock the Arts festival features visual, performance, instrumental and vocal art from Steamboat Springs High School students today and Saturday. Admission is two nonperishable food items for LIFT-UP of Routt County. 45 Maple St.

❱❱ Cabaret, “No Strings Attached” — Strings Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret is the annual variety show fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. This year’s show, titled “No Strings Attached,” is sure to feature the uproarious, locally focused jokes Cabaret does best. The Cabaret band starts at 7 p.m. Shows continue Saturday. Tickets are $30 and are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Depot Art Center. Call 879-9008 for more information. Strings Music Pavilion is at Mount Werner and Pine Grove roads.

❱❱ Rock the Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Everyone skates free, including skate rental, at this event. FREE. Call 879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ “Follow Me” film — Steamboat Springs Community Center, 8 p.m.

The local premiere of “Follow Me,” a downhill mountain bike film, is at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Proceeds will benefit the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Gravity Team. Tickets are $10 and are available at Orange Peel Bicycle Service, Ski Haus, Wheels Bicycle Shop and Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare. 1605 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Mike and Ernie — Old Town Pub, 8:30 p.m.

Acoustic duo Mike and Ernie performs ’80s covers. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

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

DJ Also Starring performs with DJ Bobby C at Ghost Ranch Saloon in a show that will involve four turntables. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Saturday

❱❱ Spring Bike Fest — Olympian Hall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Routt County Riders’ Spring Bike Fest swap and skills clinics are at Olympian Hall at the base of Howelsen Hill. There will be children events, food and information about local cycling. Bring your bikes to sell. FREE. Call Katie at 846-9206. Base of Howelsen Hill.

❱❱ Ski Town Stroller Yoga — Howelsen Hill, 9 a.m.

Ski Town Stroller Yoga offers a free introductory stroller yoga class. Meet at Howelsen Hill between the rodeo and tennis courts. Bring your little ones, bring a mat and wear running shoes. For more information, visit www.skitownstrolleryoga.com, e-mail kaela@skitownstrolleryoga.com or call 970-367-6511. FREE.

❱❱ Home and garden expo — The Steamboat Grand, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association puts on a home and garden expo. FREE. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Mother’s Day English Tea Party — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 3 p.m.

Dress up or wear a fancy hat to enjoy traditional English tea, finger sandwiches, scones and tartlets. The event includes decorating a teacup planter. Tickets are $20 per person or two for $35. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Rock the Arts festival — Steamboat Springs High School, 6 to 9 p.m.

The Rock the Arts festival features visual, performance, instrumental and vocal art from Steamboat Springs High School students. Admission is two nonperishable food items for LIFT-UP of Routt County. 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.

❱❱ Cabaret, “No Strings Attached” — Strings Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret is the annual variety show fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. This year’s show, titled “No Strings Attached,” is sure to feature the uproarious, locally focused jokes Cabaret does best. The Cabaret band starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Depot Art Center. Call 879-9008 for more information. Strings Music Pavilion is at Mount Werner and Pine Grove roads.

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

Everyone skates free, including skate rental, at this event. FREE. Call 879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ DJ Bobby C — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

DJ Bobby C performs at Ghost Ranch Saloon. FREE. 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.

Sunday

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Rock the Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Everyone skates free, including skate rental, at this event. FREE. Call 879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

Monday

❱❱ Community Band Concert — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Yampa Valley Community Band performs popular show tunes. The event includes a “name that tune” contest and a cash bar. FREE. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th 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 years old. Call 879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Tuesday

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Writer’s lecture series — Epilogue Book Co., noon

Author Jill Murphy Long hosts a writer’s lecture series. The topic is where to get your novel and short stories published. The cost is $10 per class. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Genealogy research database classes — Bud Werner Memorial Library, noon and 6 p.m.

Associate Reference Librarian Jackie Kuusinen leads one-hour guided virtual tours of Bud Werner Memorial Library’s genealogy databases. Enjoy the tour with a pen and a notepad or bring a Wifi-enabled laptop to follow along. FREE. Call 879-0240, ext. 305, or e-mail jkuusinen@steamboatlibrary.org. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Adult beginning/intermediate pottery wheel class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 6 to 9 p.m.

Learn the basics of wheel-thrown ceramics in this weekly class running through June 8. Class fee is $250; materials are $60. Call 870-0384 or go to www.steamboatartsandcraftsgym.com to register. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Have Passport … Will Travel — Epilogue Book Co., 6:30 p.m.

Lesley Thompson discusses Mali and the legendary city of Timbuktu. FREE. Call 879-2665. 837 Lincoln Ave.

Wednesday

❱❱ Fifth annual South Routt Elementary Spring Art Show — South Routt Elementary, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The annual show will include students’ art and a “Houses for Haiti” fundraiser booth. FREE. Call 638-4558. 448 Main St., Yampa.

❱❱ Poetry Slam Festival — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 4 to 6 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore are hosting a Poetry Slam Festival at the library. A Kids’ Poetry Slam is Wednesday in the Story-time Room, a Teen Poetry Slam is Thursday in Library Hall and a kid and teen slam-off and the Adult Poetry Slam are May 14 in Library Hall. The event includes prizes and refreshments. All slams are open to anyone who wants to read original work. Readers must sign up by Saturday at Off the Beaten Path. FREE. Call 879-6830. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Adult advanced pottery wheel class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 6 to 9 p.m.

Learn advanced techniques related to wheel-thrown ceramics in this weekly class running through June 9. Class fee is $250; materials are $60. Call 870-0384 or go to www.steamboatartsandcraftsgym.com to register. 1280 13th 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.

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.

❱❱ Poetry Slam Festival — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 to 8 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore are hosting a Poetry Slam Festival at the library. A Teen Poetry Slam is Thursday at Library Hall, and a kid and teen slam-off and the Adult Poetry Slam Finale start at 6 p.m. May 14. The event includes prizes and refreshments. All slams are open to anyone who wants to read original work. Readers must sign up by Saturday at Off the Beaten Path. FREE. Call 879-6830. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Celestial Hoedown — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Four-piece band from Boulder plays an eclectic mixture of rock, blues and funk. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St. celestialhoedown.com

❱❱ 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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