The Free Foreign Film Series continues tonight at the Depot Art Center with the Romanian film, “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle,” which was Romania’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film. The film follows a man about to be released from a detention center when his mother returns to take away his brother. The movie screens with English subtitles at 7 p.m. There also will be fresh popcorn and an award-winning short film.

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The Free Foreign Film Series continues tonight at the Depot Art Center with the Romanian film, “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle,” which was Romania’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film. The film follows a man about to be released from a detention center when his mother returns to take away his brother. The movie screens with English subtitles at 7 p.m. There also will be fresh popcorn and an award-winning short film.

Routt County events calendar for May 20 to 26

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FRIDAY

❱❱ Spring into Summer Carnival ­— Meadows Parking Lot, 5 to 11 p.m.

The carnival is a fundraiser for Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School. One-day unlimited-ride tickets are $30, and single tickets are $1 each, with most rides taking three to five tickets. For more information, call 970-393-2865. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Africa Night fundraiser — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

Humanitarian, Education and Leadership Projects in Rural Zambia hosts the event, which will include a silent auction, an ice cream bar, appetizers, face painting, an African market, a slide show presentation and more. Free. Donations are encouraged. All proceeds will go to fund a service trip to northern Zambia for students and teachers from Steamboat Springs and Hayden high schools. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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. 2851 Riverside Plaza, No. 260.

❱❱ 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.

If I Want to Whistle I Whistle

❱❱ "If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle" screening — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents another installment in the Free Foreign Film series. “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle,” a 2010 drama directed by Floran Servan, won the 2010 Berlin Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. Screens in Romanian with English subtitles. Includes an award-winning short and fresh popcorn. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Toad King


❱❱ Jamie Mitchell Trio — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Jamie Mitchell, of psychedelic folk rock band Toad King, plays with his spontaneously improvisational trio project. The Denver-based guitarist plays lap steel and draws from a rich musical history. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Spring into Summer Carnival ­— Meadows Parking Lot, noon to 11 p.m.

The carnival is a fundraiser for Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School. One-day unlimited-ride tickets are $30, and single tickets are $1 each, with most rides taking three to five tickets. For more information, call 970-393-2865. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ "Louie’s Saxophone" book reading — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 1 to 3 p.m.

This book reading and creative art activity will honor the memory of Trevor Boehm, a young author who faced challenges and left the world too soon. His sister, Ali Boehm, wants to share his story of creativity and individuality. Proceeds from the sale of Trevor’s book, “Louie’s Saxophone,” will benefit Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Read more about the event here. FREE. Call 970-879-6830. Ninth Street west of Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Big House Block Party — Big House Burgers and Bottle Cap Bar, 4 to 7 p.m.

Join the crew at Big House for a celebration of the Local Characters burgers, the winners of the “Design Your Own Burger” contest. Pat Waters provides live entertainment, and there will be giveaways and specials. No cover. Call 970-870-8500. 2093 Curve Plaza.

❱❱ Sisters to Uganda Benefit — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 to 7 p.m.

Katrina Nanio and Nicole Stone are hosting the Sisters to Uganda Benefit to raise funds to travel to Uganda with humanitarian organization Come, Let’s Dance. The cost is $12 or $10 with a children’s book donation. The event features a silent auction, appetizers and cocktails. For more information, email sisterstouganda@gmail.com.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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.

Missed the Boat

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

Local mountain rock favorites return to the Ghost Ranch Saloon stage to kick off a summer season with new songs and foot-stomping favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Spring into Summer Carnival ­— Meadows Parking Lot, noon to 11 p.m.

The carnival is a fundraiser for Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School. One-day unlimited-ride tickets are $30, and single tickets are $1 each, with most rides taking three to five tickets. For more information, call 970-393-2865. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ 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. Call 970-871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave. FREE.

❱❱ 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.

MONDAY

❱❱ 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.

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.

❱❱ Genealogy Club meeting featuring author Buzzy Jackson — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m.

Buzzy Jackson’s book, “Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist,” delves headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a weeklong genealogy Caribbean cruise and even submitting her DNA for testing to try to find her Jacksons. More information is at www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Read an article about this event here.

❱❱ 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

❱❱ 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 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 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. FREE. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Poker Night — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Poker Tour plays no-limit Texas Hold Em. Free to play for anyone 18 or older. Call 970-879-9840 for more information. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

THURSDAY

Raven Fork

❱❱ "Raven Fork" screening — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.

The library and Friends of the Yampa kick off the Yampa River Festival with a free screening of “Raven Fork,” a feature film about whitewater, directed by Thomas W. Oliver. The feature film tells the story of a tragic river accident followed by a self-destructive tailspin and explores the emotion of life itself, the search for closure and the momentum of the human spirit to prevail. FREE. Call 970-879-0240 for more information. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ DJ Curly One — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Get down to dance beats straight from Denver. FREE. Call 970-879-9898 for more information. 56 Seventh St.

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