Chris Benchetler skis in the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort backcountry while filming with Teton Gravity Research for the 2011 film “One for the Road.” The ski film kicks off this year’s Steamboat Mountain Film Festival with a screening at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

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Chris Benchetler skis in the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort backcountry while filming with Teton Gravity Research for the 2011 film “One for the Road.” The ski film kicks off this year’s Steamboat Mountain Film Festival with a screening at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

Routt County events calendar for Oct. 7 to 13

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FRIDAY

❱❱ After School Special with Avi — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 4 to 6 p.m.

Meet world-famous children’s author Avi, who has penned 73 titles and lives in Routt County part time. FREE. Call 970-879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ First Friday Artwalk — downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.

Peruse the galleries, restaurants and shops of Steamboat Springs that offer art in a variety of mediums. Find this month’s listing here, and read about one of the featured artists here. FREE. Various downtown venues.

❱❱ Premium Blend — MountainBrew, 5 to 8 p.m.

A guitar duo plays electro-folk versions of classic hits of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. FREE. Call 970-879-7846. 427 Oak St.

❱❱ Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit registration party — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 6 to 8 p.m.

Network and get registered for Saturday’s summit. Registration is $60. Wristbands for Tour de Forks, a scholarship fundraiser, are $20 and get you food specials across town all weekend. Read more about the event here. Visit www.rockymountainypsummit.com for more information and to register, or call 970-875-7005.

❱❱ 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, which are available at the door. 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.

❱❱ 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 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.

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❱❱ Jody Feeley Band — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

The contemporary country and pop singer plays with a band of local Steamboat musicians. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Bill Smith Band and Throwdown — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Two local rock bands play energetic classic rock covers. Throwdown opens, and Bill Smith goes on at 10 p.m. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ 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.

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

Disc jockey spins retro music to contemporary hits. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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

Pete Stein is a songwriter and solo performer who rambles adventurously around that broad genre of Americana and alt-country with his soulful voice and mournful harmonica. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Hotter N Grits — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Hotter N Grits is a new Americana bluegrass band formed from members of Winter Park’s Hunker Down. FREE. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Dance Theatre costume sale — Sweetwater Grill lawn, 8 a.m. to noon

The Steamboat Dance Theatre is selling years’ worth of ready-to-go costume sets and separate pieces in teen and adult sizes that can be used for Halloween or other occasions. Proceeds go to the Dance Theatre, which helps provide dance scholarships for locals. Visit www.steamboatdancetheatre.com. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit — Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 8:30 a.m.

The summit will offer social events, speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions focusing on financial planning, healthy living, leadership, community involvement and more. Registration is $60. Read more about the event here. Call 970-875-7005 or visit www.rockymountainypsummit.com for more information or to register. 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ In-Cog-Nito — Hahn’s Peak Cafe, 7 p.m.

The former rock band In-Cog-Nito reunites for one night only. The band played for almost a decade in the Yampa Valley. Expect an energized night of classic rock and original tunes. FREE. 61070 Routt County Road 129, Clark.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Open salsa dancing — Amante Coffee, 8 p.m.

FREE and open to anyone and all levels. Call 970-871-8999. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

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

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

One for the Road

❱❱ “One for the Road” premiere — Sheraton Steamboat Resort ballroom, 8 p.m.

The Steamboat Mountain Film Festival kicks off with the newest ski and snowboard flick from Teton Gravity Research. “One for the Road” follows some of the world’s most progressive snow sports athletes. There will be raffles and giveaways. Tickets are $10. Visit www.steamboatfilmfestival.com for more information. 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ Me and Ed’s Music Machine — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Local regulars Eric Delaney, Eric Berry and Willie Samuelson play jammed out rock ’n’ roll. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

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

Texas-based Holding Space brings a psychedelic jam sound with dance beats and the wail of a saxophone. Ty and the Devil opens at 8 p.m., and Holding Space goes on at 10 p.m. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

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

❱❱ DjMT — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Local DJ Rich Allison, a.k.a. DjMT, spins dirty dubstep beats. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Hotter N Grits — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Hotter N Grits is a new Americana bluegrass band formed from members of Winter Park’s Hunker Down. FREE. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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. This free one-hour session features a DVD of yogi Rodney Yee’s “Conditioning for Athletes.” Bring a mat and a blanket. All ages and abilities are welcome. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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❱❱ 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, weather permitting. Listen to Djate’s soulful, funky reggae covers and originals with an unusual rock ’n’ roll flavor. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ 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. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

MONDAY

❱❱ Poker night — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Poker Tour plays Texas Hold ’em. Free to play for anyone 18 or older. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ 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 weekly writing workshop. Call 970-846-6562 or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.

❱❱ dZi Foundation — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7 p.m.

The library welcomes back the dZi Foundation, a nonprofit that sponsors the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival each year. Listen to an educational presentation about the organization, which is dedicated to building sustainable, locally driven programs that advance education, improve quality of life and provide hope for poor communities in the most remote regions of the Himalayas. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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

❱❱ Community Cinema presents “Deaf Jam” — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of the documentary “Deaf Jam,” focusing on the power of American Sign Language poetry and one deaf teen as she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a youth slam. FREE. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Deaf Jam

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Poker night — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Poker Tour plays Texas Hold ’em. Free to play for anyone 18 or older. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Steamboat Stomp — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to swing with local country dancers and enjoy more than two hours of country favorites. You don’t need to bring a partner. Matt Jones plays an early acoustic set at 7:30 p.m. before dancing. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

THURSDAY

❱❱ DJ Mike Rich — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

The Ghost Ranch’s Thursday night DJ series continues with a DJ Mike Rich “trash disco” dance party. 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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