Steamboat Springs Middle School students, from left, Alexa Kipfer-Lorange, Brittney Starks and McKendrey McGown sing during the filming of “Beauty and the Beast.” A screening of the movie-musical is at 7 p.m. today at Steamboat Springs High School. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children, with tickets available at the door.

Photo by John F. Russell

Steamboat Springs Middle School students, from left, Alexa Kipfer-Lorange, Brittney Starks and McKendrey McGown sing during the filming of “Beauty and the Beast.” A screening of the movie-musical is at 7 p.m. today at Steamboat Springs High School. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children, with tickets available at the door.

What to do this week in Steamboat for May 21 to 27

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Today

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Carnival — Meadows Parking Lot, 5 to 11 p.m.

The Strawberry Park/Steamboat Springs Middle School Carnival, a fundraiser for the two schools, features all your favorite carnival rides, entertainment and food. The carnival is free to enter, and all-day ride tickets are $30 at the gate. Single tickets will be available for $1 each; rides cost three to six tickets.

❱❱ Will Day opening art reception — K. Saari Gallery at Vertical Arts, 6 p.m.

Day’s art is large, abstract oil and acrylic paintings that evoke the changing seasons. An Art After Party follows at The Powder Room in Torian Plum Plaza. FREE. 690 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ “Beauty and the Beast” — Steamboat Springs High School, 7 p.m.

A screening of Steamboat Springs Middle School’s “Beauty and the Beast” movie-musical is at Steamboat Springs High School. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children, with tickets available at the door. 45 Maple St.

❱❱ “The Wind Journeys” — Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall, 7 p.m.

A Third Friday Free Foreign Film will be shown. “The Wind Journeys” is a 2009 Colombian drama selected for Best Foreign Language Film in the 82nd Academy Awards. The event includes an award-wining short and fresh popcorn. FREE.

❱❱ Widespread Panic CD release party — Old Town Pub, 8 p.m.

This party celebrates the release of Widespread Panic’s “Dirty Side Down” with a listening party and live music from Sam Holt, Eric Martinez and Eric Barry. The Old Town Pub will give away two tickets to one of Widespread Panic’s June shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Teen Battle of the Bands — The Steamboat Grand, 9 p.m.

Local teen bands perform original songs and compete for prizes. The cost is $5 at the door. Call 879-4300. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Neon Brown w/ PRISM — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Neon Brown features members of the Bill Smith Band and Lotus, combining elements of bluegrass, punk rock, funk and electronic music. The four-man group PRISM, from Fort Collins, plays a unique blend of dance music, funk and a touch of progressive rock. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Saturday

❱❱ Steamboat Community Roots Garden grand opening — Seventh and Oak streets, 9 to 10 a.m.

The grand opening of the Steamboat Community Roots Garden is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Seventh and Oak streets. There will a ribbon cutting, garden management hand-off, and a party. FREE. E-mail catieberry@yahoo.com or call 860-309-2871.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Carnival — Meadows Parking Lot, noon to 11 p.m.

The Strawberry Park/Steamboat Springs Middle School Carnival, a fundraiser for the two schools, features all your favorite carnival rides, entertainment and food. The carnival is free to enter, and all-day ride tickets are $30 at the gate. Single tickets will be available for $1 each; rides cost three to six tickets.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local musicians perform. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Supper and barn dance — Hayden Grain Elevator, 6 p.m.

The Yampa Valley Community Potluck Supper and Barn Dance is at the granary in Hayden. Dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m.; bring a dish to share. The Country Swing Barn Dance is from 8 to 11 p.m. with DJ Host Rodney McGowen. Local swing dance experts will kick off the dancing with basic swing instruction and line dances. FREE. Call Yampa Valley Feeds at 276-4250 or go to www.yampavalleyfeeds.com. 198 E. Lincoln Ave., Hayden.

❱❱ 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 Swings big band concert and community dance — Depot Art Center, 7:30 p.m.

A Steamboat Swings big band and swing dance is $15 per person or $25 per couple. There will be a cash bar. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Ghost Ranch Saloon’s One-year Anniversary Party — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Celebrate the downtown music venue’s first anniversary with live music from Midnight Ride and headliner Blue Sun, and half-price burgers and drink specials. 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.

❱❱ Pat Waters — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local multi-instrumentalist Pat Waters plays acoustic classic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Butt Fetish — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Butt Fetish, a Steamboat Springs band that played in town in the 1990s, will hold a reunion party at Old Town Pub with ’90s schwag giveaway. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Lower Concentration and Subject to Blackout — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Do you like it loud? Local metal from local bands. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Carnival — Meadows Parking Lot, noon to 11 p.m.

The Strawberry Park/Steamboat Springs Middle School Carnival, a fundraiser for the two schools, features all your favorite carnival rides, entertainment and food. The carnival is free to enter, and all-day ride tickets are $30 at the gate. Single tickets will be available for $1 each; rides cost three to six tickets.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Bingo night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 8 p.m.

Bingo with prizes. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Monday

❱❱ Film screening of “Leif Hovelsen’s Story and His Search for Wilhelm Heilmann” — Centennial Hall, 6 p.m.

The documentary film by two Routt County residents tells the story of Leif Hovelsen, son of Carl Howelsen. Donations will be accepted for Initiatives of Change, a world peace organization. Call 879-2214. Free. 124 10th St.

❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. 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

❱❱ 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 weekly writer’s lecture series at Epilogue Book Co. The topic is motivation to write. The cost is $10 per class. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

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

Put on your cowboy boots and do some country dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Smokehouse. A DJ will play country music and take requests. FREE. 912 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Branden Amato — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Live music at The Boathouse Pub. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Wednesday

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Mount Everest journey slideshow with Lee Cox — Olympian Hall, 7 p.m.

Join Routt County resident Lee Cox for a talk and slideshow presentation about her recent trip to Mount Everest. Donations will be given to Partners in Routt County to go toward the purchase of a new van to transport local youths. FREE.

❱❱ Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Led by singer/songwriter Roger Clyne, the Arizona-based Peacemakers play a country-twanged rock ’n’ roll reminiscent of Cracker, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Black Crowes. $10 in advance, $15 day of show. 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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