Heather Seams plays Olive Ostrovsky while rehearsing a scene from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The Steamboat Springs High School musical will host performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school. All tickets are general admission and are on sale at the high school.

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Heather Seams plays Olive Ostrovsky while rehearsing a scene from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The Steamboat Springs High School musical will host performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school. All tickets are general admission and are on sale at the high school.

Routt County events calendar for Nov. 18 to 24

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FRIDAY

❱❱ Kids’ Night Out — the Igloo at Howelsen, 6 to 9 p.m.

The event for children in kindergarten through fifth-grade will feature the movie “Cars 2.” Dinner is chicken nuggets with potato salad. Register at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department. The cost is $20. Call 970-879-4300. Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Free Foreign Film series: “Karen Cries on the Bus” — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present a free foreign film, “Karen Cries on the Bus,” a 2011 award-winning Colombian drama directed by Gabriel Rojas Vera. The 98-minute film screens in Spanish with English subtitles. The screening includes an award-winning short and fresh popcorn. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th Street.

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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

The Steamboat Springs High School Drama Department will present the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the school. Tickets are on sale at the school and All That Jazz in downtown Steamboat.

❱❱ “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs High School Drama Troupe presents the annual fall musical: a witty, character-driven coming-of-age comedy with a lively Broadway-style score. Improv, innuendo and audience participation all are part of the “Bee.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students in sixth to 12th-grade, and $5 for students in kindergarten to fifth-grade. Tickets are available at the high school and All That Jazz. Call 970-879-1562. 45 E. Maple St. Read more about the musical here.

❱❱ Putt & Pub Crawl — various locations, 7 p.m.

With a grand prize of a day with Steamboat Powdercats on the line, watch as almost 50 teams vie for the top spot in a mini-golf competition at various bars and restaurants across downtown Steamboat Springs. Other prizes will be awarded for costumes, worst scores and more. Locations are Carl’s Tavern, The Tap House Sports Grill, Old Town Pub, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill. An afterparty will take place at Carl’s Tavern at 10 p.m. The tournament is full but FREE to spectators. Call Lee at 970-879-5368, ext. 100, for more information.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Jazz Night featuring Wheeler 3 and friends — Bella’s Wine Bar, 8 to 11 p.m.

Cozy up in the cellar bar for Steamboat’s weekly live music jam. Jazz Night will feature Randy Kelley, Chris Koebnick and Ron Wheeler as the Bella’s house band with special guests. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Deb Lenhart — Daddio’s Bar & Grille, 8 p.m.

Local acoustic singer-songwriter plays alongside Daddio’s owner Dave Mansbridge on steel guitar. Lenhart wails on Melissa Etheridge and Heart covers as well her own mountain rock originals. Call 970-871-1415. 21495 U.S. Highway 40, Milner.

❱❱ Jay Roemer and Friends — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Local guitarist and songwriter Jay Roemer appears with members of the Old Town Pickers for a night of foot-stomping acoustic tunes. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Adam Lopez


❱❱ Adam Lopez and His Mighty LoCasters — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A recent transplant from the Midwest, blues rocker Adam Lopez is now based out of Colorado Springs. With his band the Mighty LoCasters, Lopez raises the spirit of honky-tonk rock with a roots-y vibe. FREE. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive. Read more about Lopez and his band here.

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❱❱ Ghetdown Network: Back to Bassix — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

The Ghetdown Network presents an underground dance party featuring guest DJs Just Ben from the Whomp Truck Crew and Diverse from Blingfaced, both staples of the Denver bass music scene. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Work of Human Hands Holiday Craft Bazaar — Holy Name Catholic Church, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holy Name Catholic Church hosts its 14th annual holiday craft fair with a cookie bake sale, which benefits Holy Name’s youth group, and an authentic Mexican food luncheon. The sale includes 10,000 Villages as well as other local nonprofit groups. Handmade gifts and unique fair-trade products from several countries around the world including baskets, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, kitchen and holiday items will be available for purchase. Call 970-879-0671. 524 Oak St.

❱❱ Yampa Arts & Crafts Fair — South Routt Elementary School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peruse locally made crafts and other gifts at this annual holiday event. Santa will make an appearance at 3 p.m. with surprises for children. For more information, call Nita Naugle at 970-638-0452. 448 Main St. in Yampa.

❱❱ “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 2 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs High School Drama Troupe presents the annual fall musical: a witty, character-driven coming-of-age comedy with a lively Broadway-style score. Improv, innuendo and audience participation all are part of the “Bee.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students in sixth to 12th-grade, and $5 for students in kindergarten to fifth-grade. Tickets are available at the high school and All That Jazz. Call 970-879-1562. 45 E. Maple St. Read more about the musical here.

❱❱ Pottery demonstration — Depot Art Center, noon to 2 p.m.

Barb Gregoire presents a free pottery-carving demonstration at the Depot where her most recent show, “All Fired Up” with Deb Babcock, is on display from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this month. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Big Snow Dance — Sweetwater Grill, 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the onset of winter at Friends of the Yampa’s annual fundraiser. Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event that includes dancing to live music, dinner and a silent/live auction. Come dressed in your best retro ski outfit to be eligible for prizes and support the local nonprofit’s efforts to preserve the integrity of the Yampa River. Tickets are $20. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Sherpas

❱❱ Steamboat Mountain Film Festival — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The first night of the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival features screenings of Standard Films’ “TB:20,” Sherpas Cinema’s “All.I.Can” and Matchstick Productions’ “Attack of La Niña.” These professional ski and snowboard films offer a powder-filled glimpse into last season’s glory just in time for Steamboat’s lifts to start cranking. $10. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St. Read more about the festival here.

Loyalty

❱❱ “Loyalty” Telemark ski movie — Howelsen Hill, 7 p.m.

The fourth film by renown freeheeler Josh Madsen explores the revolutionary youth movement in Telemark skiing through profound powder sequences and cutting-edge terrain park trickery. Tickets are $8 at www.brownpapertickets.com and $10 at the door. 845 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 7 to 9 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.

❱❱ “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs High School Drama Troupe presents the annual fall musical: a witty, character-driven coming-of-age comedy with a lively Broadway-style score. Improv, innuendo and audience participation all are part of the “Bee.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students in sixth to 12th-grade and $5 for students in kindergarten to fifth-grade. Tickets are available at the high school and All That Jazz. Call 970-879-1562. 45 E. Maple St. Read more about the musical here.

❱❱ Deb Lenhart — Daddio’s Bar & Grille, 8 p.m.

Local acoustic singer-songwriter plays alongside Daddio’s owner Dave Mansbridge on steel guitar. Lenhart wails on Melissa Etheridge and Heart covers as well her own mountain rock originals. Call 970-871-1415. 21495 U.S. Highway 40, Milner.

❱❱ Afro-Cuban Jazz Night — Bella’s Wine Bar, 8 to 11 p.m.

Bella’s popular jazz nights have expanded to Saturdays with a host of local Steamboat musicians and special guests playing Afro-Cuban jazz tunes. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Old River Road — Hahn’s Peak Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

A host of local bluegrass pickers play harmonic blues-grass. FREE. Call 970-871-1495. 61070 County Road 129, Clark.

❱❱ Space Panda featuring Jeff Gray — Carl’s Tavern, 9 p.m.

National touring artist Space Panda plays jazz fusion meets electronic with a boost from local trumpet player Jeff Gray. FREE. Call 970-761-2060. Seventh and Yampa streets.

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

Throw down with this classic rock cover band. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Adam Lopez and His Mighty LoCasters — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A recent transplant from the Midwest, blues rocker Adam Lopez is now based out of Colorado Springs. With his band the Mighty LoCasters, Lopez raises the spirit of honky-tonk rock with a roots-y vibe. Read more about Lopez on page 21. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive. Read more about Lopez and his band here.

World Citizens


❱❱ World Citizens with D-Money and the Funkytunk Heroes — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 10 p.m.

The afterparty for the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival features a new configuration of Steamboat musicians creating the World Citizens, a hip-hop group with an underground vibe and a positive message. FREE. Call 970-871-6277 for more information. 628 Lincoln Ave.

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

DJ Melissa Alpart spins house, dance and party rock. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Community yoga practice — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 a.m.

Soak up the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teachings of some of the world’s most esteemed yogis with DVDs projected on the big screen. The one-hour session features a DVD of yogi Seane Corn’s “Vinyasa Flow Yoga.” Bring a mat and a blanket. All ages and abilities are welcome. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Jamie Horacek art installation demonstrations — Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, noon to 5 p.m.

Watch visiting artist Jamie Horacek operate his larger-than-life, handmade construction cranes, the Lattice Boom Truck Crane and the Manitowoc Track Crane, towering 12 feet tall. FREE. Read more about Horacek’s creations here. Call 970-846-5970 for more information. 906 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Steamboat Mountain Film Festival — Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The second night of this annual event showcases four full-length ski, snowboard and snowmobiling films. Awards will be handed out before a 9 p.m. screening of local film “Point of Origin” by MMP and a 10 p.m. showing of “All.I.Can.” by Sherpas Cinema. Read more about the festival here. More in formation is at www.steamboatfilmfestival.com. $10. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

MONDAY

We Still Live Here

❱❱ The legacy of Native American languages — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

In a special Thanksgiving Community Cinema presentation, the library screens the PBS Independent Lens documentary “We Still Live Here (Âs Nutayuneân),” winner of the 2011 Moving Mountains Award at Telluride’s Mountain film Festival. The film follows the Wampanoag Indians (who saved the Pilgrims from starvation) in their pursuit to revive their language. The film is followed a talk with CU’s Center of the American West linguistics professor Andrew Cowell. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open mic night — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Jay Roemer hosts an open mic night for the acoustically inclined. Each performer gets a free beer. FREE. Call 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 writing workshop. Call 970-846-6562, or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.

❱❱ Randy Kelley and Sundog Trio — Carl’s Tavern, 6 p.m.

Local guitarist Randy Kelly joins three members of local rock band Sundog. FREE. Call 970-761-2060. Seventh and Yampa streets.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ National Novel Writing Month write-in — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 4 to 6 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Off the Beaten Path present a write-in for National Novel Writing Month. Participating novelists can gather and exchange ideas with fellow novelists. Call 970-879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ Hodgepodge Hootenanny — Carl’s Tavern, 6 p.m.

Jay Roemer, Jon Huge and a host of other Steamboat acoustic musicians take the stage for Carl’s weekly Bluegrass Wednesdays celebration. Americana singer/songwriter Pete Stein goes on at 9 p.m. FREE. Call 970-761-2060. Seventh and Yampa streets.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Pool Tournament — Daddio’s Bar & Grille, 7 p.m.

Milner’s roadhouse-style bar and grill hosts a new pool tournament event. Double elimination. Call 970-871-1415. 21495 U.S. Highway 40, Milner.

❱❱ Me and Ed’s Music Machine — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Eric Delaney, Eric Berry and Willie Samuelson play jammed-out rock ’n’ roll. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

THANKSGIVING

❱❱ Community Thanksgiving Dinner — Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1 to 5 p.m.

Routt County United Way hosts this annual holiday get-together. The turkey dinner with sides is FREE for everyone. Food donations and volunteers still are needed. Call Routt County United Way at 970-879-5605. 1605 Lincoln Ave.

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

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

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