Mike Himebaugh, best known as the frontman for Chicago twang band Hello Dave, plays a free show Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show starts at 8 p.m., and funk band Rowdy Shadehouse goes on at 10 p.m.

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Mike Himebaugh, best known as the frontman for Chicago twang band Hello Dave, plays a free show Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The show starts at 8 p.m., and funk band Rowdy Shadehouse goes on at 10 p.m.

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 23 to 29

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FRIDAY

❱❱ Benefit for Barb Vargas — East West Frame Shop, 5 to 7 p.m.

A benefit raffle and silent auction of local artwork will help longtime Steamboat Springs resident Barb Vargas recover from a recent accident. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served. The bidding will close and the raffle drawing will take place Oct. 7 during First Friday Artwalk. Call 970-879-5225 for more information. In the Eighth Street alley next to Cantina.

❱❱ 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. 2155 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Throwdown — Sweetwater Grill, 8 p.m.

Throwdown with a local classic rock cover band. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ 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.

Hot Soup


❱❱ Hot Soup — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

A mix of jam, funk and rock, Hot Soup has played together for four years in Boulder. Guitarist Matt Flaherty described the sound as “danceable stuff for everyone.” They open for Ultraviolet Hippopotamus. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

Spinning retro music up to contemporary hits. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ The Mighty High Band — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Denver-based tribute group plays tunes by the Jerry Garcia Band, Legion of Mary and Reconstruction. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

The Mighty High Band

Full Belly


❱❱ Full Belly — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Boulder-based funk rock band returns to Steamboat Springs. The five-piece band incorporates funk, soul, rock, jam and blues elements into catchy cover songs and originals. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, "Bob the Wondercat"


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❱❱ Ultraviolet Hippopotamus — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Michigan six-man jam and funk band Ultraviolet Hippopotamus shines onstage with long-winding jams that dip into funk, rock, bluegrass, reggae, electronica and Americana styles. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Farm to Table benefit dinner — South Routt Nursery, 4 to 7 p.m.

Harwigs/L’Apogee will cater this annual event with food donated by Routt County growers. The proceeds will benefit Abby Voorhis, a South Routt second-grader with leukemia, and the Flat Top 4-H Club. Tickets are $39 per person. Call the nursery at 970-736-0040 for details. The event is full, but there is a waiting list. Read more about the event here.

❱❱ Fourth annual Community Barn Dance — Sidney Peak Ranch barn, 5 to 9 p.m.

Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs’ annual event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs and Rotary charities. The hoedown-style event features food from Rex’s Events & Catering, live music from family-rock favorites Sundog and a fundraising raffle. Advance tickets are $70 for families and $35 for individuals. Day-of tickets are $80 for families and $40 for individuals. On Routt County Road 14 south of Steamboat Springs.

❱❱ Community potluck supper and country barn dance — Yampa Valley Feeds, 6:30 p.m.

Bring a dish and your dancing shoes. Dinner is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and basic dance instruction is from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dancing goes from 8 to 11 p.m. FREE for all ages. Call Yampa Valley Feeds at 970-276-4250 or visit www.yampavalleyfeeds.com. Read more about the event here.

❱❱ 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.

Hello Dave playlist


❱❱ Mike Himebaugh — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 8 p.m.

Saturday’s opening act Mike Himebaugh is a folk artist best known as the frontman for Chicago band Hello Dave. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ 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. 970-871-1415. 21495 U.S. Highway 40, Milner.

❱❱ Barefoot Drifters — Hahn’s Peak Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

Join Barefoot Drifters — featuring Dave Payton, Tom Keenan, Zanobia Dobro and Christina Allevato — for country, rock, blues and Cajun tunes. FREE. Call Zanobia at 970-871-0072 for more information. 61070 Routt County Road 129, Clark.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

Acoustic Americana folk rock from a local singer-songwriter. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Trevor G. Potter

❱❱ 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.

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

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

Full Belly


❱❱ Full Belly — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Boulder-based funk rock band returns to Steamboat Springs. The five-piece band incorporates funk, soul, rock, jam and blues elements into catchy cover songs and originals. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Rowdy Shadehouse — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Get down with a Denver-based funk rock band playing funky covers and upbeat, danceable originals. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band

SUNDAY

❱❱ 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. Djate’s soulful, funky reggae covers and originals with an unusual rock and roll flavor. Listen to one of his tracks with this calendar at ExploreSteamboat.com/news. 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

❱❱ Nathan Everett book signing — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 4 to 6 p.m.

Author Nathan Everett signs his newest book “The Gutenberg Rubric,” a Dan Brown-like historical mystery about a secret project of printing pioneer Johannes Gutenberg. FREE. Call 970-879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ Story-time for grown-ups — Library Cafe at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.

Take an evening literary escape and listen to two contemporary adult short stories read aloud by locals Bill Cousins and Patty Zimmer. These eerie, seasonal-themed stories will be read by candlelight. FREE. Visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html or 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 years old. Call 970-879-2431. 729 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 weekly writing workshop. Call 970-846-6562 or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Poker Night — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

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

❱❱ Matt Jones and Steamboat Stomp — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 7:30 p.m.

Matt Jones plays an early acoustic set followed by dancing at 8:30 p.m. Learn how to swing with local country dancers and enjoy two hours of country favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

THURSDAY

❱❱ DJ Jeraff and DjMT — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 10 p.m.

Get down to this local DJ duo’s dirty dubstep and electronic beats. 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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