Fat Man and Little Boy: The Atomic Duo, are an acoustic pairing from Austin with a gritty and lyrical approach to modern-day protest folk music. The boys aren’t afraid to delve into politics, the recession and the gloomy scape of the American dream. They play a free show at 10 p.m. Saturday at The Boathouse Pub.
Steamboat Springs ❱❱ Steamboat Wine Festival — Various locations, all day
The eighth annual Steamboat Wine Festival, benefiting local charity Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, features seminars throughout the day that include hiking, wine glass tutorials and a grand tasting stroll through downtown Steamboat at 4 p.m. The tasting is $70 per person. For more information, visit www.SteamboatWineFestival.com.
Meet contemporary American composer Marilyn Taft Thomas alongside Strings music directors as they discuss their compositions and world premieres that will be performed during “Modern Storytelling” at the Strings Music Pavilion on Saturday. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Pool tables, foosball, video games, $2 pizza and more will be available. Children 14 and younger are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m., and those 15 and older are welcome from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $5 with a $25 yearly membership, or $7 for nonmembers. Participants must have signed waivers, available at the door or at www.steamboatsk8church.com. Call 970-846-6754 or 970-846-6755. 2851 Riverside Plaza, No. 260.
Tickets are $65 and include dinner, a champagne reception, live music and dancing, a silent auction, and a chance to hear keynote speaker Amy Dodson. All proceeds benefit the 4 Yellow Foundation, which grants money to Routt County cancer initiatives and the Livestrong Foundation. Visit www.ball.ride4yellow.com for tickets and for more information.
❱❱ Buddha of Compassion Tea Ceremony — Rollingstone Respite House, 7 to 9 p.m.
This ceremony will welcome the Venerable Lama Karma Namgyel to Steamboat Springs as he performs blessings to ready the valley for the upcoming visit of His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche. At the Tea Ceremony, Lama Karma will explain the Eighth Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. $20 donation is requested. Call Karla at 970-379-9432 for more information. 480 Rollingstrone Drive.
❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.
Sing your favorite songs under the disco lights. FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.
Perry-Mansfield’s Youth Artist Intensive culminates with a showcase that includes four world premiere dances, a play and a musical performed by eighth- through 10th-graders. Read more about the festival here. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.
Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band Ragweed plays from about 6 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.
Michael Kaeshammer has been called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. He returns to the Strings stage with his sextet for a performance sure to delight. Tickets are $42. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.
A local electric cover band plays rock favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.
❱❱ Jazz Night featuring the Wheeler 3 and friends — Bella’s Wine Bar, 8 to 11 p.m.
Cozy up in the cellar bar for Steamboat’s newest weekly event. Jazz Night will feature Randy Kelley, Chris Koebnick and Ron Wheeler as the Bella’s house band with special guest appearances from Perry-Mansfield’s Phillip Hernandez and Michael Eisenberg. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Ave.
A mix between jam funk and rock, Hot Soup has played together for three years in Boulder. Guitarist Matt Flaherty described the sound as “danceable stuff for everyone.” Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.
An electro dance party with longtime DJ Harry, who has played on stages such as Bonnaroo, sharing the bill with artists including Moby, Spearhead and Widespread Panic. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
Longtime local DJ plays house and electronic for a late night dance party. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ Steamboat Wine Festival – Various locations, all day
The eighth annual Steamboat Wine Festival, benefiting local charity Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, features seminars throughout the day that include a mountain bike ride, beer tasting, tasting class and culminates with the Toast of Steamboat at 3 p.m. The tasting is $90 per person. For more information, visit www.steamboatwinefestival.com.
The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors, crafts and live music from Randy Kelley and Jon Gibbs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800. Fifth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.
A women’s fly-fishing and outdoor recreation club hosts a trailer tour and book signing. Trailers will be available to walk through, and members will be on hand to visit about their Cowgirl Caravan and women’s activities. Fifth and Yampa streets.
❱❱ Buddha of Compassion Fire Ceremony — Rollingstone Respite House, 7 to 9 p.m.
This ceremony led by Lama Karma Namgyel is intended to prepare the Yampa Valley for the upcoming visit of His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche by protecting the land and its people from disaster and dangers and ease healing of losses. Guests can write the names of lost loved ones on slips of paper to be offered to the fire. Call Karla at 970-379-9432 for more information. $20 donation is requested. 480 Rollingstrone Drive.
Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band Old River Road plays from about 6 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. Visit www.steamboatprorodeo.com. Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Parkway and Fifth Street.
Composers-in-residence Marilyn Taft Thomas and Joseph Hallman present two contemporary selections. Thomas presents the world premiere of her piece “The Elements,” named for and inspired by the Earth’s forces. Hallman’s fantastical piece “Alice: Re-imagining Wonderland” incorporates seven dancers with actor/narrator and chamber ensemble, celebrating only the second performance of this new work and the first in combination with the University of Colorado’s Queen of Hearts Productions dancers. Tickets are $40. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.
New on the Front Range scene, jam rockers Ground Up have been making waves at big venues like the Fox Theatre. Each member of Ground Up provides their own distinct flavor to the music, seamlessly switching between funky riffs, high-energy improvised jams, and grooving mini-suites. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
A Texas-based Southern rock outfit with soulful lyrics and Southern-fried guitar riffs. Its influences are as varied as the Black Crowes and The Band. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
Fat Man and Little Boy, the Atomic Duo hail from Austin and play harmonic, country roots rock, telling their stories with banjos, guitars and mandolins. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ Second annual Ride 4 Yellow cancer fundraiser — Steamboat Ski Area, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The second annual Ride 4 Yellow mountain bike ride for cancer starts at 8 a.m. from Dumont Lake at the top of Rabbit Ears Pass. A Post-Ride Celebration at Thunderhead on the Steamboat Ski Area starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets for the celebration are $32 for adults and $20 for children and include lunch and the gondola ride. Registration for the 26-mile mountain bike ride is $100; riders must commit to raising $500 by Sept. 15. All proceeds benefit the 4 Yellow Foundation, which grants money to Routt County cancer initiatives, and the Livestrong Foundation. Visit www.Ride4Yellow.com.
The Yoga Center of Steamboat is offering by-donation yoga on the lush lawn next to the Tugboat. Yoga on the Ski Time Green’s suggested donation is $5 to $10 per class. Bring your own mat and props. Weather permitting. Call 970-870-1522. Ski Time Square.
❱❱ Be Great Brunch fundraiser — Truffle Pig, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs hosts its second annual brunch fundraiser, featuring a champagne reception, plated gourmet brunch and luxury silent and live auction items. Tickets are $100 per person. The local Boys & Girls Club has grown to more than 1,000 members since its 2009 inception. Call 970-871-3162 or visit www.bgcnwc.com. One Steamboat Place.
Kick back on the Sweetwater lawn for the weekly Reggae on the River celebration. Dominica’s island reggae rocker Djate plays soulful, funky reggae covers and originals with an unusual rock ‘n’ roll flavor. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.
Author of numerous children’s books, Harley’s songs and stories are slice-of-life vignettes about school and family life that inspire belly laughs from all ages, accompanied by well-crafted folk, pop and rock music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $1 for children. Call 970-879-5056 for more information. 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 visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.
Learn how to swing with local country dancers and enjoy two hours of country favorites. You don’t need to bring a partner. A free two-step and triple-step dance lesson is at 8 p.m. upstairs. FREE. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.
As a part of the Wild Films series, the Library presents a free screening of the International Wildlife Film Festival’s award-winning film “Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq.” The 60-minute film by David Johnson documents the recreation of Iraq’s wildlife rich Mesopotamian Marshes. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
The Strings Festival Orchestra returns with music from award-winning films, including Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” from “Platoon,” the 1986 Oscar winner for Best Picture, and Mozart’s “25th Symphony,” best known as the opening music to the movie “Amadeus,” winner of the 1984 Best Picture Oscar as well as seven other Academy Awards. Tickets are $42. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.
Stretching into the DJ-based dance sound with the approach of a live band, Denver’s J. Wail creates his “avant-garde club-funk-rock” through innovative techniques using live guitar, bass, vocals, synthesizers and live electronics, with the influences of Chuck Morris, of Lotus. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
❱❱ Music on the Green with Jesse Christensen & Friends — Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.
Jesse Christensen with vocalist Jon Gibbs, perform classic rock, folk rock and classic country music including favorites from The Eagles, Clapton, Simon and Garfunkel. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. Parking in lot at the end of Pamela Lane.
Jacoby is president and CEO of the business coalition ImmigrationWorks USA, and the talk is titled “Fresh Perspectives on Immigration.” Free, but tickets are required and can be picked up at Strings starting at 4:15 p.m. Call 970-879-1589. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.
The library a conversation with wildlife biologist John Ellenberger about a new two-state study of 30-years of data that examines the impacts of oil and gas development, wind farms, invasive plant and animal species, development, weather, droughts and severe winters on the region’s big game. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Gerard, of Truffle, creates his own style from his love of New Orleans R&B, pop, blues, world music and country-grass, to bring a well-rounded set of contemporary roots music to the stage. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Avenue.
Denver’s eclectic jam rockers draw influences from everything from Umphrey’s McGee to The Band to form their crisp melodies and full-bodied rock riffs, thoroughly soaked in the warmth of their renown LED light show. This will be their first show at the Ghost Ranch. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.