“Laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll) at Steamboat Ski Area with the new Ski Mardi Gras event. Celebrates the holiday with a parade at 2:30 p.m. featuring a jazz band, costumed grand marshals and beads. The public is invited to join in the parade. At 3 p.m., attend the free outdoor concert and enjoy a Cajun barbecue and beer festival in Gondola Square. Call 970-879-6111. Base of Steamboat Ski Area.
Jojo's Mardi Gras Band
❱❱ Jojo’s Mardi Gras Band — Gondola Square, 3 p.m.
Right after the Mardi Gras Parade at the base of the ski area, Widespread Panic keyboardist Jojo Hermann takes the stage with his funky New Orleans side project. FREE. Base of Steamboat Ski Area.
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.
The Yampa Valley Autism Program presents its third annual fundraiser, which takes place during Mardi Gras season for the first time. There will be a live auction, silent auction, Cajun fare, hurricane drinks, beads and masks. Proceeds go to help sustain and expand programs for local autistic children. Tickets are $50 for individuals or $90 for a couple and are available at All That Jazz or www.yampavalleyautism.org. Call 970-870-6257. 1605 Lincoln Ave.
Enjoy an evening of high-energy swing dancing to Steamboat Swings’ big-band style. A 1930s-style Charleston Lindy Hop class will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the Steamboat Swings Band goes on at 7 p.m. Steamboat Stomp will DJ during band breaks. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 970-879-9008. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
❱❱ 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.
From the Front Range of Colorado, the power-rock trio plays in the vein of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Uncle Tupelo, a fusion they like to call “psychedelic Americana.” Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-2101 for more information. 600 Lincoln Ave.
Winter Park-based Southern jam rock band, formerly called One Time, is back together for a few shows this winter. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.
Pop rock guitarist and singer Tiffany Christopher takes over stages with her rousing personality, catchy riffs and soulful vocals. With Utah’s Hilary Murray on string instruments and vocals. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
This month at the Depot, New Zealand yoga instructor Vincent Bolletta will display introspective and visually captivating photographs of his yoga postures juxtaposed with urban architecture and striking shadow and light contrast. Photos are by New Zealand photographer Marc Mateo. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. FREE. Call 970-879-9008 for more information. 1001 13th St.