Progressive bluegrass band Head for the Hills plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show costs $10.

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Progressive bluegrass band Head for the Hills plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show costs $10.

What to do in Steamboat for Jan. 14 to 20

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❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Off The Chain — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick play everything from bluegrass to Led Zeppelin in this après ski show. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Art reception for Alexandra Pallut and David Epperson — Ciao Gelato, 6 to 8 p.m.

Tastes of pizza and gelato will be served in this celebration of the work of two local travel and environmental photographers. Call 970-870-7979. 700 Yampa St.

❱❱ Mountainfilm on Tour — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.

This mini film festival showcases the best of Telluride’s annual independent documentary film festival, with themes of adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities, and important environmental and social messages. A $10 donation at the door benefits the Colorado-based dZi Foundation’s work to build schools, sanitation projects and healthy water systems in remote Himalayan communities of India and Nepal. Read more about the event here. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Throwdown — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

A classic rock project comprising local musicians including Pat Waters. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

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❱❱ Filthy Children — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Denver-based seven-piece rock and funk band features a horn section, soaring vocals and jazzy ska beats. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Keller Williams loop jam

❱❱ Keller Williams featuring Keller & the Keels — Steamboat Sheraton Resort ballroom, 9 p.m.

Local favorite jam funk act Keller Williams returns for two sets of music. He’ll play the first set with bluegrass musicians Larry and Jenny Keel, promoting their new album of covers called “Thief,” followed by his looping solo act filled with danceable grooves. Tickets are $25. Call 970-879-2200. Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.

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❱❱ Frogs Gone Fishin’ — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

An after-party for the Keller Williams show will last until 3 a.m. As Colorado natives, the Frogs jump through genres such as soul, rock funk and blues they call “Colorado Rocky Mountain goodness.” FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Whitewater Ramble

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass,” a term that encompasses its rock roots, bluegrass influences and danceable beats. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Henry Howard — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Acoustic and alternative rock from a local musician. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ 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

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❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Off The Chain — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick play everything from bluegrass to Led Zeppelin in this après ski show. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ 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 west Steamboat.

❱❱ Mountainfilm on Tour — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.

This mini film festival showcases the best of Telluride’s annual independent documentary film festival, with themes of adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities, and important environmental and social messages. A $10 donation at the door benefits the Colorado-based dZi Foundation’s work to build schools, sanitation projects and healthy water systems in remote Himalayan communities of India and Nepal. Read more about the event here. A film lineup is at www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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❱❱ Julia Bryan — Sweetwater Grill, 7 p.m.

The Front Range-based singer-songwriter plays acoustic indie rock and sings with delicate, soulful intention. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Great Expectations Gala — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is throwing a gala party with a Dickensian theme of “Great Expectations.” The party’s theme reflects the Arts Council’s metaphoric re-emergence in recent years as a robustly active and vital participant in the Yampa Valley’s art scene. Come in costume ready to eat, drink and dance. The event is free for Arts Council members. Tickets are $20 for nonmembers. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th 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.

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❱❱ Head for the Hills — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Rich vocal harmonies, standout instrumental work and songwriting that applies their own experiences to the bluegrass tradition make Fort Collins-based four-piece Head for the Hills one of the better folk acts kicking around the Colorado scene. Tickets are $10. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Steam Powered Airplane

❱❱ Steam Powered Airplane — Bear River Bar & Grill, 9:30 p.m.

A bluegrass band with roots in Jackson Hole, Wyo., plays traditional picking music. The band was founded 15 years ago by Tucker Smith, the Wyoming state champion of mandolin, guitar and banjo. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass.” Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

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

SUNDAY

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ A Night at the Opera — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 7 p.m.

An evening of melodic arias and favorite show tunes performed by Cassidy Smith, Tricia Hansen and Samantha Staggs, accomplished alumni of the Emerald City Opera Artist Institute and Opera Colorado. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Ghetdown Network — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Local DJ dance party. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass,” a term that encompasses its rock roots, bluegrass influences and danceable beats. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

MONDAY

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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.

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

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

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❱❱ Lyrics Born — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Hip-hop artist Lyrics Born will take the stage with a full band, providing a seamless connection between creative rhymes and groove-oriented, funk-thick production. Tickets are $15. Call 970-879-2101. 600 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 970-846-6562 or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.

Cowboy Mouth

❱❱ Cowboy Mouth — Steamboat Ski Area, 2:30 p.m.

During the 37th annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill race at Steamboat Ski Area, rowdy New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth will take to the outdoor stage. With elements of punk rock and roots music, the quartet is sure to keep the base area warm while cowboys careen down the slopes above. FREE. Gondola Square.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Off The Chain — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ “The Historical Guide to Routt County” release party — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 5:30 p.m.

Tread of Pioneers Museum and Bud Werner Memorial Library present a book release celebration for “The Historical Guide to Routt County” 2010 edition featuring a signing with Arianthe Stettner and Jim Stanko. Books will be available for sale, and all proceeds will be devoted to the Tread of Pioneers Museum. For more information, visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Split Lip Rayfield

❱❱ Split Lip Rayfield and Oakhurst — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Kansas-based Split Lip Rayfield takes an American roots-influenced, outlaw-driven approach to its live shows and recorded efforts. Denver-based Oakhurst replaces the fiddle player typically found in a bluegrass band with a drummer, a move that pushes the group well past American roots music. Tickets are $15. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Off The Chain — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick play everything from bluegrass to Led Zeppelin in this après ski show. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gon­dola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Photographing Into Your Soul — Depot Art Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

A six-session photo workshop designed to bring you deeper into your creative vision. Limited to 10 participants. Contact Karen Schulman at 970-879-2244 or karen­@focusadventures.com. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ African drumming class — Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

No experience is necessary for this drop-in class, and all levels are welcome. The cost is $10 per class and $5 drum rental, or bring your own drum. Call Cary at 970-846-0214 for information or to reserve a drum. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Pat Waters — Sweetwater Grill, 7 p.m.

The local “one-man band” plays acoustic rock. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Missed the Boat

❱❱ Missed the Boat — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

One of Steamboat’s own touring acts returns to a hometown crowd on the heels of its fall self-titled album release. The band features foot-stomping tunes about the Colorado mountains, an electric bass and wild harmonica melodies. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

THURSDAY

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Off The Chain — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick play everything from bluegrass to Led Zeppelin in this après ski show. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

Halden Wofford

❱❱ Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Coming off a performance at Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s inauguration ceremony, the Texas-infused honky-tonk and Western band brings its rollicking stage act to Steamboat Springs. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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