Better Than Bacon, a Fort Collins-based “folk and roll” band, will play a free show at 9:30 p.m. today at Old Town Pub.

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Better Than Bacon, a Fort Collins-based “folk and roll” band, will play a free show at 9:30 p.m. today at Old Town Pub.

Routt County events calendar for July 29 to Aug. 4

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FRIDAY

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

The Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat hosts drop-in, figure-drawing sessions every second and fourth Friday. Bring your own materials. A model will be provided. The cost is $12 per session. Call Wendy at 970-819-9587 for more information. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Happy half-hour — Steamboat Art Museum, 5 p.m.

Join a museum docent to tour the Scott Christensen exhibit. Refreshments will be served. FREE. Call 970-870-1755 for more information. 807 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Billy Franklin — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Live acoustic New Orleans funk from former local Billy Franklin on the patio. FREE. Call 970-870-0438 for more information. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Organstein with Steve Boynton and Paul Potyen — Three Peaks Grill, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local musicians play easy jazz music in the bar at Three Peaks for happy-hour patrons and diners. Call 970-879-3399 for more information. 2155 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Rock on Ice is an ice-skating event geared toward teens but open to everyone. Skate under disco lights to music. The $6 cost includes skate rental. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ African dance and drum master classes — Depot Art Center, 6 p.m.

The Steamboat African Dance & Drum Ensemble presents community classes with guest artists Alhassane “Papin” Camara and Lamine Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa. These two young artists are making their Steamboat Springs debut. Djembe drum class with Lamine is from 6 to 7 p.m., and mixed-level dance class with Papin is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Depot. $15 per class. Call Jennie at 970-846-9695 for more information. 1001 13th Street.

❱❱ Sk8 Night — Sk8 Church, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

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 for more information. 2851 Riverside Plaza, No. 260.

❱❱ Still Standing — Steaming Bean Coffee Co., 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of old-time, foot-stomping tunes with local pickers. FREE. Call 970-879-3393. 635 Lincoln Ave., downtown in Old Town Square.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Premium Blend — Ciao Gelato, 7 p.m.

Local guitar duo plays classic hits of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Call 970-870-7979. 700 Yampa Street.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band the Yampa Valley Boys 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.

❱❱ “The Music Man” — Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp’s Julie Harris Theatre, 8 p.m.

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"Music Man"

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp students talk about "Music Man."

Perry-Mansfield’s Pre-Professional Intensive theater students put on a robust production of the traditional Broadway show “The Music Man,” featuring famed tunes like “76 Trombones” and “Goodnight, My Someone.” Watch a video about this performance at ExploreSteamboat.com/videos. Call 970-879-7125. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

Mark Masri

❱❱ Mark Masri with Ann Cochran — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Mark Masri’s soulful tenor is one of the finest voices of his generation. With smoky intensity and jaw dropping range, part Andrea Bocelli, part Luther Vandross, he continues to bring audiences to their feet with his songs ranging from popular hits, his own compositions to spine tingling vocals on Italian art songs. Tickets are $32. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

❱❱ 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, joined by special guests Kenyon Brenner on saxophone, guest vocalists and a pianist. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Ty and the Devil — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

FREE. 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Lianne Pyle and the Jazzjets — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

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

❱❱ DJ Also Starring — The Tap House Sports Grill, 9 p.m.

Voted Best of the Boat in 2011, DJ Also Starring spins party rock to keep you dancing all night long. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Blue Krewe — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Colorado-based Louisiana blues outlet, Blue Krewe plays jazz and funk with swampy roots influence. $5. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Better Than Bacon


❱❱ Better Than Bacon — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The band’s throwback spirit, coupled with driving guitars and a clear enjoyment of playing music, brings all types of people out to Bacon shows. FREE. Call 970-879-2101 for more information. 600 Lincoln Ave.

MTHDS


❱❱ MTHDS — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

You can call them “The Meth­ods,” but their name is an acronym for Music That Heightens Different Senses. With a fusion of hip-hop, punk and funky grooves, MTHDS has been lighting up stages across the region. $5. 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ The Worthingtons — The Boat­house Pub, 10 p.m.

Armed with high-energy songs from the ’90s and 2000s, these boys know how to bring out the best in some of the great pop and rock songs of the past 20 years. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Mainstreet Farmers Market — Sixth Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors, crafts and live music from Trevor G. Potter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800. Fifth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ “The Music Man” — Perry-Mansfield’s Julie Harris Theatre, 2 p.m.

Perry-Mansfield’s Pre-Professional Intensive theater students put on a robust production of the traditional Broadway show “The Music Man,” featuring famed tunes like “76 Trombones” and “Goodnight, My Someone.” Call 970-879-7125 for more information. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Rock on Ice is an ice-skating event geared toward teens but open to everyone. Skate under disco lights to music. The $6 cost includes skate rental. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Ranch Rendezvous — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Community Agriculture Alliance’s family-friendly event includes hands-on learning activities as well as roping demonstrations, stick-horse races for children and a display of ranch and 4-H animals. The event is free and open to everyone. Visit www.communityagalliance.org or call 970-879-4370 for more information.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and Jon Gibbs — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Two longtime local acoustic artists team-up for an outdoor happy hour set. FREE. Call 970-870-0438 for more information. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Sweet Pea Market & Cafe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Acoustic Americana rock from a local musician. FREE. Call 970-879-1221. 729 Yampa St.

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

Sing your favorite songs under the disco lights. FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840 for more information. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete at classic rodeo events. Barbecue will be sold starting at 6 p.m., and local band Cabin Fever 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.

❱❱ Leaner, Lunker & Friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 7:30 p.m.

Catch an early show with local acoustic rock music. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Cadallak Soundz and Xtina presents CELSIUS — Amante Coffee, 8 p.m.

DJs Cadallak Soundz and Erick will be spinning tunes for this dance party. $5. Call 970-871-8999. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ Chamber Masterworks — Strings Music Pavilion, 8 p.m.

Beethoven’s “Ghost” trio may have been inspired by the ghost of Hamlet’s father in Shakespeare’s play, and always a show-stopper, Mendelssohn’s brilliant Octet is sure to delight. Tickets are $32. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com for tickets and information. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

❱❱ “The Music Man” — Perry-Mansfield’s Julie Harris Theatre, 8 p.m.

Perry-Mansfield’s Pre-Professional Intensive theater students put on a robust production of the traditional Broadway show “The Music Man,” featuring famed tunes like “76 Trombones” and “Goodnight, My Someone.” Call 970-879-7125 for more information. 40755 Routt County Road 36.

❱❱ DJ MelRae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 9 p.m.

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

❱❱ Blue Krewe — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Colorado-based Louisiana blues outlet, Blue Krewe plays jazz and funk with swampy roots influence. $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Rising Lion music video

❱❱ Rising Lion — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Rising Lion is a roots reggae, urban dub artist based in New York and Florida that has been on the road across the nation for 18 years. FREE. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ DJ Chris Freese — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Longtime local DJ Chris Freese spins electronic and house music. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Yoga on the Ski Time Green — Lawn next to The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 8 to 9 a.m.

The Yoga Center of Steamboat is offering by-donation yoga on the lawn next to Tugboat on Sundays. 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.

❱❱ Rock ’n’ Roll Brunch — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 11 a.m.

Share memories from the night before over a buffet and live music. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Teri Rose — Mountain Brew, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Local harpist and flutist plays outdoors on the bistro’s shady patio. Call 970-879-7846. 427 Oak Street.

❱❱ Reggae on the River— Sweetwater Grill, 3 to 6 p.m.

Kick back on the Sweetwater lawn for the weekly Reggae on the River celebration. DJ Jus Groove spins fresh dub, reggae and dancehall beats. FREE. Call 970-879-9500 for more information. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 4 to 6 p.m.

Enjoy solo acoustic American folk rock during afternoon happy hour. FREE. Call 970-879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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. FREE. Call 970-871-6277 for more information. 628 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Dollar bowling night — Snow Bowl, 9 p.m.

Enjoy $1 games and drink specials at Snow Bowl. Reservations are recommended. Call 970-879-9840 for more information. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

MONDAY

❱❱ “Green Fire” screening — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampatika present “Green Fire” a new documentary film about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, highlighting his extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement, and showcasing his enduring influence in inspiring projects all across the country that connect people and land. Watch an extended trailer at Explore Steamboat.com. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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 for local musicians and other acoustic acts. FREE. Call 970-879-4797 for more information. 609 Yampa St.

Downfall 2012

❱❱ Downfall 2012 — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

In the world of Downfall 2012, diversity is an absolute must as they chime in with hints of hip-hop and punk to accompany their strong funk metal appeal. The band also is well-known for their lengthy beat driven breakdowns involving wild home made percussion. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Michael Friedman and Swingset Jazz — Strings Music Pavilion, 11 a.m.

Feel free to snap, scat and hum with bassist Michael Friedman and his quartet’s jazzy reworking of classic children’s tunes. It is cool fun in an engaging, highly interactive program. The Swingset Jazz CD was the winner of the Parents Choice Award and Best of Westword. 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.

❱❱ Meet the Composer with Marilyn Taft Thomas — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 12:15 p.m.

Meet contemporary American composer Marilyn Taft Thomas alongside Strings music directors as they discuss the performance of her piece “The Elements” that premieres Aug. 6 at Strings Music Pavilion. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. 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 country favorites. You don’t need to bring a partner. A free two-step and triple-step dance lesson is 8 p.m. upstairs. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Dollar bowling night — Snow Bowl, 9 p.m.

Enjoy $1 games and drink specials at Snow Bowl. Reservations are recommended. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Meet the Composer with David Stock — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 12:15 p.m.

Meet contemporary American composer David Stock alongside Strings music directors as they discuss the performance of his piece “Eagle Girl” that premieres later Wednesday evening at Strings Music Pavilion. FREE. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Billy Franklin — Old Town Pub, 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy an extended happy hour with New Orleans musician Billy Franklin playing acoustic funk rock. Call 970-879-2101 for more information. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Poker Night — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Poker Tour plays Texas Hold ‘em. Free to play for anyone 18 or older.

❱❱ Modern Storytelling: Eagle Girl world premiere — Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m.

David Stock conducts the world premiere of “Eagle Girl,” a Native American story modeled after the musical tradition of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. In addition, Andrés Cárdenes performs Alonso-Crespo’s Concierto en tiempo de Tango, a work for violin and chamber ensemble commissioned by Mr. Cárdenes. Tickets are $35. Call 970-879-5056 or visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Pine Grove and Mount Werner Roads.

THURSDAY

❱❱ Music on the Green with Legal Tender — Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.

Legal Tender with Jeff Swoyer and Tom Schwall, has been entertaining the Yampa Valley for more than two decades with their special mix of classic folk, rock and country favorites. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family to stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the gardens and great music. FREE. Call 970-879-5056. Parking in lot at the end of Pamela Lane.

❱❱ Randy Kelley and Jon Gibbs — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Two Steamboat music legends play country western music for the happy-hour crowds on the lawn. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

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Jody Feeley "Sweet Loraine"

❱❱ Jody Feeley Band — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Contemporary rock singer and guitarist Jody Feeley plays country and pop favorites with a full band. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Organstein with Steve Boynton and Paul Potyen — Mambo Italiano, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local musicians play jazz music in a dining setting. FREE. Call 970-870-0500. 521 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Leaner, Lunker & Friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 7:30 p.m.

Catch an early show with local acoustic rock music. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

Local acoustic bluegrass quartet members hit their stomping grounds once again with their heated picking and back porch energy. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ String Board Theory — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Local “groove-infused funk dance rock” quartet String Board Theory returns to the Ghost Ranch Saloon. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Karaoke with Sandman — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Show off your talents — or lack thereof — with the new weekly karaoke party in town, hosted by Sandman, who brings his traveling show from Vail. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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