Neo-folk rocker Martin Sexton returns to Steamboat tonight for the first time in two years. He plays at about 9 p.m. at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Tickets are $20.

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Neo-folk rocker Martin Sexton returns to Steamboat tonight for the first time in two years. He plays at about 9 p.m. at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Tickets are $20.

Routt County events calendar for Feb. 11 to 17

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11

❱❱ Figure drawing session — Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat, 9 a.m. to noon

The Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat hosts drop-in figure drawing sessions. Bring your own materials; a model is provided. The cost is $12 per session. Call Wendy at 970-819-9587. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local acoustic musician Sam Ayer plays happy-hour entertainment in a variety of styles. His jazz, folk and blues influences shine through in his contemporary, crowd-pleasing favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Kids Night Out — Howelsen Ice Arena, 6 to 9 p.m.

The city of Steamboat Springs hosts an event for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The movie is “Alpha & Omega,” and dinner is ravioli with garlic bread. The cost is $20. Register at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office. Call 970-879-4300. Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Opening reception for Brian Leach — Vertical Arts, 6 to 9 p.m.

Local artist Leach’s wood carvings will be on display at the architecture and design firm through February. Join the artist and the Vertical Arts team for a reception with live music and drinks. FREE. Call 970-871-0056. 690 Marketplace Plaza, Suite 1.

❱❱ Paul Potyen and Organstein jazz trio — Three Peaks Grill, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jazz music in a dining setting. FREE. Call 970-879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

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❱❱ Warriors of the Rainbow with Dada Nabhaniilananda — Yoga Cen­ter of Steamboat, 7:30 p.m.

Join yogi and world musician Dada Nabhaniilananda for a multimedia event featuring acoustic spiritual folk music, storytelling, chanting and mediation. Tickets are $15 at the door at $10 in advance. Read a story about Nabhaniilananda. Call 970-871-4593. Seventh and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Lianne Pyle and the Jazzjets — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Local musicians play jazz classics with a twist. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Martin Sexton


❱❱ Martin Sexton — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Going on three decades as a touring, recording musician, the folk-rock singer-songwriter still maintains his original, neo-soul rhythms with gospel funkiness. He uses his entire body as an instrument, from scatting to beatboxing. Tickets are $20 in advance. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Missed the Boat, String Board Theory and Frogs Gone Fishin’ — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Old Town Pub hosts three of Steamboat’s favorite party jam bands. Featuring Missed the Boat with its mountain-grass tunes, the electronic jam rock of String Board Theory and the funky Colorado rock of Frogs Gone Fishin’. Tickets are $5. Check out music from all three bands at ExploreSteamboat.com. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Hot Soup


❱❱ Hot Soup — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

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.” Read a story about the band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

Local DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SATURDAY, FEB. 12

❱❱ Michael “Hi Hero” Lambert — Steaming Bean Coffee Co., 9 a.m.

A local musician will offer acoustic entertainment to the morning crowds. FREE. Call 970-879-3393. Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue, downstairs at Old Town Square.

❱❱ “Close Your Eyes and Open Your Mind” with Dada Nabhaniilananda — Yoga Center of Steamboat, 1 to 4 p.m.

Join yogic monk Dada Nabhaniilananda in an exploration of the meditative state in an introduction to spiritual mediation. The workshop will explore mantras, chakras and a form of chanting called Heart Circle Kiirtan, which encourages the a natural flow of love and energy. No experience is needed. Read a story about Nabhaniilananda. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 970-871-4593. Seventh and Yampa streets.

Trevor G. Potter

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local acoustic musician Trevor G. Potter plays happy hour entertainment saturated with Americana and folk influences. His lyrical originals tell quiet, Western stories with an edge. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ “A Snug Place in Which to Rest” reception — Depot Art Center, 5 to 8 p.m.

Local artist Christie Ginanni Stepan presents a solo show, featuring 13 works focusing on the topic of interiority, of home and nests. The pieces share what the artist refers to as a “collage aesthetic,” describing layered elements of ink, paint and paper, intertwining themes of domesticity, relationships, coincidence and growth in mixed-media pieces. Read a story about Stepan. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Winter Soiree — The Steamboat Grand, 6 p.m.

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra hosts its annual fundraiser featuring desserts and swing dancing. Lessons will be provided followed by an evening of dancing to the Steamboat Swings Band. Also featuring desserts and a silent auction to benefit the orchestra. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 970-870-3223. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in western Steamboat.

❱❱ Quartermoon — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Americana folk rock with local musicians Gib Manzanares, John Aviza and John Huge. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Fishbone

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

Formed in 1979, this skate punk, funky ska outfit still is hitting stages across the world with live shows of unparalleled energy. Frantic, euphoric and frenzied with a touch of social commentary. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 970-879-9898. 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. FREE. Call 970-736-2686. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

Vince Converse


❱❱ Vince Converse — Bear River Bar & Grill, 9:30 p.m.

Houston-based blues with a hard rock edge. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Mighty High Band — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Denver-based tribute to Jerry Garcia plays tunes by the Jerry Garcia Band, Legion of Mary and Reconstruction. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

The Mighty High Band

❱❱ Hot Soup — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

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.” Read a story about the band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Steamboat’s acoustic soul man. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

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

Local DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SUNDAY, FEB. 13

❱❱ Hope in the Boat fundraiser for Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre — Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, 1 to 4 p.m.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, peruse a jewelry sale and participate in fun and informal tennis lessons, all to benefit a rescue center for victims of genital mutilation in Narok, Kenya. There is a suggested donation of $20 for tennis clinics. Also featuring chocolate treats from Yepello Chocolates. Call Lynne at 970-819-6883. 2500 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions. Call 970-871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave. FREE.

❱❱ “The Vagina Monologues” — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 8 p.m.

To raise awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention and services, the bookstore presents a Valentine’s Day production of “The Vagina Monologues,” featuring local women readers. Tickets are $15, and proceeds benefit Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Call 970-879-6830. Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Ghet Struck — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

A Valentine’s Day dance party featuring Denver DJ Ben Samples (of Fresh2Death, Denver Bass Squad) and local Ghetdown Network DJs Theory, Essell and Dicon. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

MONDAY, FEB. 14

❱❱ Story-time for Grown-ups — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, noon

Patty Zimmer and Joseph Cosby are this week’s readers, sharing 50 minutes of contemporary and classic short stories for a literary lunchtime escape. With hot tea from The Deep Steep Tea Co. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local acoustic musician Sam Ayer plays happy-hour entertainment in a variety of styles. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Valentine’s Day Progressive Dinner — Various locations, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a romantic evening in beautiful homes in Steamboat Springs and the south valley with Strings Music Festival board members, all while helping to support the 2011 Strings Music Festival season. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres with the entire group, moving on to a dinner entrée in one of five homes and then gathering back together for dessert at the final house. Transportation between houses is provided. $125 per person, of which $75 is tax-deductible. Call 970-879-5056.

❱❱ 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 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ “The Vagina Monologues” — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 8 p.m.

To raise awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention and services, the bookstore presents a Valentine’s Day production of “The Vagina Monologues,” featuring local women readers. Tickets are $15, and proceeds benefit Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Call 970-879-6830. Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Open mic night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Jay Roemer hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY, FEB. 15

❱❱ 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.mind workscoaching.com.

❱❱ David Harlan — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local musician David Harlan’s happy-hour show features original music, remakes of some great songs and a variety of instruments used to create aggressive loops. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

Sun Come Up

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❱❱ “Sun Come Up” screening — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

The library presents a free screening of the International Wildlife Film Festival’s Best of Festival award-winning documentary. “Sun Come Up” follows the relocation of some of the world’s first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders. The film also was nominated for an Academy Award and is appropriate for all ages. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Steamboat Stomp: Country swing dancing night — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Learn how to swing with local country dancers, and enjoy two hours of a DJ spinning country favorites. You don’t need to bring a partner to learn some new moves. Beginner two-step lesson at 8 p.m. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local acoustic musician Trevor G. Potter plays happy-hour entertainment saturated with Americana and folk influences. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ 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 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — Sweetwater Grill, 7 p.m.

Dueling acoustic guitars and Western swing music from accomplished local musicians. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

WIlly Porter

❱❱ Willy Porter — First String Music, 7:30 p.m.

The singer-songwriter from Wisconsin uses a masterful finger style in his percussive guitar playing. His songs come alive in the vein of the storytelling folk greats like Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. Tickets are $15. Call 970-871-4661. 1880 Loggers Lane, Unit A.

Salem

❱❱ Salem — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Boulder-based Salem has been touring nationally for six years at festivals, club and action sports events from ski movie premieres to the X Games. The band performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially conscious compositions, blending hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Bill McKay Band


❱❱ Bill McKay Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The keyboardist from rootsy jam act Leftover Salmon and the rocking Fox Street All Stars returns to the mountains with his own Americana rock band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

THURSDAY, FEB. 17

❱❱ David Harlan — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local musician David Harlan’s happy-hour show features original music, remakes of some great songs and a variety of instruments used to create aggressive loops. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Acoustic rock and classic covers from local one-man band Sam Ayer. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Boa and the Constrictors

❱❱ Boa & the Constrictors — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Denver-based Boa & the Constrictors is a high-energy blues band that plays everything from Delta-style blues to swing to boogie-woogie music, all with equal precision and zeal. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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❱❱ Michael Charles — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Australian-born blues musician has toured since age 12, sharing stages with the likes of Buddy Guy. His gritty voice and the pure wail of his guitar span decades and oceans. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Bill McKay Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The keyboardist from rootsy jam act Leftover Salmon and the rocking Fox Street All Stars returns to the mountains with his own Americana rock band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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