Freshmen Samantha Cretney, left, and Jessica Nguyen perform a routine during a dress rehearsal for this year’s Dance Showcase, which will take place in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the shows are $8 for students, $10 for adults and $12 for reserved seating.

Photo by John F. Russell

Freshmen Samantha Cretney, left, and Jessica Nguyen perform a routine during a dress rehearsal for this year’s Dance Showcase, which will take place in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the shows are $8 for students, $10 for adults and $12 for reserved seating.

Routt County events calendar for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

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Friday

❱❱ Snow Drawing with artist Sonja Hinrichsen — West Lincoln Park, 11 a.m.

Visiting artist Sonja Hinrichsen creates a site-specific work from the project Snow Drawings as a part of the “Snow/Crystal” art exhibit on display at the Depot Art Center. For information on how the public can be involved with creating the work, call Park at 970-879-9008. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Steve Boynton — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local guitarist Steve Boynton picks traditional and contemporary jazz. FREE. Call 970-879-4448. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37 — Saddles Bar & Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Acoustic Americana folk rock with a quiet, Western edge. Call 970-879-2220. Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ 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 for more information. 2155 Pine Grove Road.

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❱❱ The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival — Depot Art Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

A fundraiser for local environmental nonprofit Yampatika, the Backcountry Film Festival arrives in Steamboat with a host of adventure films centered on non-motorized recreation. Tickets are $10. Call 970-871-9151. 1001 13th St.

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Setting the showcase stage

Dancers perfect their moves in a dress rehearsal for the annual Dance Showcase at Steamboat Springs High School.

❱❱ “Audacity”: 16th annual Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

Dance Showcase is produced, directed, choreographed and performed entirely by students at Steamboat Springs High School. The 16 dances in the showcase feature nearly 100 girls in grades nine through 12. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults and $12 for reserved seating and are available at All That Jazz and at the high school. Read more about the event here. 45 E. Maple St.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

Sing your favorite songs under the disco lights. FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840 for more information. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Pipedance — McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft, 8 p.m.

Local couple Nora Parker and Gary Burman put on an eclectic Irish folk show including folk singing, dancing and lively tunes from Uilleann pipes and other Irish instruments. Read more about the band here. FREE. 970-879-7881. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ String Board Theory — Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, 9 p.m.

One of Steamboat’s own touring bands, String Board Theory blends super jammy funk, reggae and psychedelic rock with an electronic feel. A String Board Theory show is like walking into a high-energy club with deep-driving bass and where everyone is dancing and feeling good. Shuttles will be available. FREE. Call 970-879-4404. 60880 Routt County Road 129.

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

Erika Davies spins dance and electronic music. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

The Mighty High Band

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

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

Whitewater Ramble

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass,” a term that encompasses its rock roots, bluegrass influences and danceable beats. Zach Daniels, from Oakhurst, and local dobro player Jon Huge will sit in. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ DJ — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Electronic dance music from DJ Qwantim and others. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ DJ — Bella’s Wine Bar, 10 p.m.

Live dance music and nostalgic favorites. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

❱❱ Dave Bullard — Steaming Bean Coffee Co., 9:30 a.m.

Grab a cup of morning coffee and listen to a few acoustic tunes before noon with singer-songwriter Dave Bullard playing classic rock and country. FREE. Call 970-879-3393. Downstairs in Old Town Square at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Steamboat Wedding Expo — Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wedding bells in your future? Enjoy food tastings, Champagne samples, a honeymoon giveway and an inside look at local wedding resources. Call 970-875-7005 for more information. 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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.

❱❱ Jody Feeley and Brad Rasmussen — Saddles Bar & Grill, 4 to 7 p.m.


Members of the Jody Feeley Band play an après show of contemporary rock and pop covers and originals. Call 970-879-2220. Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ The Fireman’s Ball — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 p.m.

The annual formal fundraiser benefits the Fire Fighter Community Assistance Fund and the Public Safety and Education Program. Tickets are $65 per person and include dinner and dancing, with music by the Brian Smith Band. Tickets are available at Steaming Bean Coffee Co. and from Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters. Call 970-879-8231 for more information. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Paul Geppert — Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Solo acoustic folk, bluegrass and blues. FREE. Call 970-879-4404. 60880 Routt County Road 129 in Hahn’s Peak.

❱❱ “Audacity”: 16th annual Steamboat Springs High School Dance Showcase — Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

Dance Showcase is produced, directed, choreographed and performed entirely by students at Steamboat Springs High School. The 16 dances in the showcase feature nearly 100 girls in grades nine through 12. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults and $12 for reserved seating and are available at All That Jazz and at the high school. 45 E. Maple St.

❱❱ Key to the City launch party — St. Cloud Mountain Club, 8 p.m.

Bar hop with the women of Key Events, Alana Yankowitz and Katie West, as they take you on a tour of Steamboat’s happening venues. Start at the St. Cloud Mountain Club with a DJ and a special surprise. Then catch a free ride downtown to the Cantina Mexican Restaurant and Carl’s Tavern, ending with a VIP lounge at Sweetwater Grill, where Better than Bacon will be playing. FREE to participate. For more information, visit www.thekeyevents.com. 1855 Ski Time Square.

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

Andrew Edmondson and Tyler Kimball, of String Board Theory, delve into blues rock in their new side project. FREE. Call 970-871-1495. Routt County Road 129 in Hahn’s Peak.

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

Local DJ spins house and electronic. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Rick St. Pierre — Carl’s Tavern, 9 p.m.

Live jazz from local pianist Rick St. Pierre. FREE. Call 970-761-2060. Seventh and Yampa streets.

Better Than Bacon


❱❱ Better than Bacon — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.

The Front Range band’s throwback spirit, coupled with driving guitars and a clear enjoyment of playing music, brings all types of people out to Bacon shows. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Wise 100 Doors


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❱❱ Wise 100 Doors — Bear River Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.

Back by popular demand, California-based and Fijian-born Wise 100 Doors is a one-man band with an island reggae style and singer-songwriter soul. He plays the drums with his feet as he strums his guitar to revitalize old classics and bares his heart with his original songs. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Whitewater Ramble — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Colorado-based band calls itself “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass,” a term that encompasses its rock roots, bluegrass influences and danceable beats. Zach Daniels, from Oakhurst, and local dobro player Jon Huge will sit in. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

Local acoustic bluegrass quartet members hit their stomping grounds once again with their heated picking and backporch energy. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ DJ — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Electronic dance music from DJ Qwantim and others. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Brother Al’s Intercontinental Boogie — Bella’s Wine Bar, 10 p.m.

Longtime local resident and filmmaker Alex Hebert plays the best and wildest in rare soul, R&B, global funk, rock ’n’ roll, ’60s beat and more. FREE. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday

❱❱ Advocates Building Peaceful Com­munities’ 11th annual Ski for Women fundraiser — Ski Touring Center, registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, and the race starts at 12:30 p.m.

A chili lunch and music by the Yampa Valley Boys are included. There is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged. Come out to support Advocates’ work in assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Routt County. Read more about the event here. Call 970-879-2034.

❱❱ Snow Drawing with artist Sonja Hinrichsen — Carpenter Ranch, 11 a.m.

Visiting artist Sonja Hinrichsen creates a site-specific work from the project Snow Drawings at Carpenter Ranch as part of the Snow/Crystal art exhibit presented by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. For information on how the public can be involved with creating the work, call Park at 970-879-9008. 13250 U.S. Highway 40 near Hayden.

❱❱ Fun & Magic with Fred Becker — Gondola Square, 2:45 p.m.

Magician Fred Becker and Bobbie are premier comedy illusionists using audience involvement, dynamic magic and amazing mindreading skills to enthrall audiences across the country. They have entertained at the famous Magic Castle, casinos, resorts and many cruise ships. FREE. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Off the Chain — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick play everything from bluegrass to Led Zeppelin in this après ski show. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and Jon Gibbs — Saddles Bar & Grill, 4 to 7 p.m.

Acoustic country and Americana rock from local musicians. Call 970-879-2220. Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.

Wise 100 Doors


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❱❱ Wise 100 Doors — Sweetwater Grill, 4 p.m.

Back to Steamboat from his home in California, Fijian-born Wise 100 Doors plays island-flavored acoustic rock with his feet on the drums, his hands on the acoustic guitar and his soulful voice crooning original music and well-known covers. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Texas Hold ’em poker tournament — Daddio’s Bar & Grille, 7 p.m.

Milner’s roadhouse-style bar and grill hosts a poker night. Call 970-871-1415. 21495 U.S. Highway 40, Milner.

❱❱ 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

❱❱ Off the Chain — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick play everything from bluegrass to Led Zeppelin in this après ski show. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

The Mark of Zorro

❱❱ “The Mark of Zorro” screening — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Silent Nights film series presents a free screening of “The Mark of Zorro,” the 1920 silent film that launched the concept for Batman, with a score recorded by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. More information is at www.steamboatlibrary.org/events. Call 970-879-0240.

❱❱ 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.

❱❱ Monday Night Blues Jam — Steamboat Smokehouse, 8 to 11 p.m.

Play or listen along with jam-style evening of blues music, hosted by Steve Boynton and Friends. Call 970-879-7427 for more information. Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ 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 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Avenue.

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.

❱❱ Women’s Writing Group — City Cafe, 1 to 2 p.m.

A weekly women’s writing group facilitated by author Jill Murphy Long. The cost is $10. Call 970-846-1428. Centennial Hall on 10th St.

❱❱ Writing workshop — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 6 to 7 p.m.

Weekly Writing Workshop facilitated by author Jill Murphy Long. Bring your writings, pen and paper for fun and inspirational writing exercises and your questions. $10 per session. All levels of writers and all types of genres are invited. Call 970-846-1428 for more information. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ 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

❱❱ Old Town Pickers — Carl’s Tavern, 6 p.m.

Steamboat’s acoustic bluegrass quartet offers a show of unexpected covers and back-porch inspired originals. Free. Call 970-761-2060 for more information. 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 for more information. 21495 U.S. Highway 40, Milner.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and Jon Gibbs — Saddles Bar & Grill, 7 to 10 p.m.

Acoustic country and Americana rock from local musicians. Call 970-879-2220 for more information. Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.

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

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

Bella’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Night moves to Wednesdays — ladies night — featuring local Steamboat musicians and special guests. Free. Call 970-870-9463. 737 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Womp Wednesday: DJ DiS_1 — The Tap House Sports Grill, 9 p.m.

Get down to bass-heavy beats at the Tap House’s weekly dubstep party, this week featuring local Ray Jay, a local DJ who goes by DiS_1. Free. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Bill McKay Band


❱❱ Bill McKay Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The keyboardist from rootsy jam act Leftover Salmon and the rocking Fox Street All Stars returns to the mountains with his own Americana rock band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

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

Singer-songwriter Dave Gerard returns to Colorado with his acoustic, soulful act. Learn more about the New England-based musician or listen to his music at www.gerardtruffle.com. Free. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Thursday

❱❱ David Harlan — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local musician David Harlan’s happy hour show features original music and remakes of many great songs. Sets are built around pop, rock, eclectic classics and obscure artists. Free. Call 970-879-4448 for more information. 2305 Mount Werner Circle.

Dave Gerard

❱❱ Dave Gerard — Sweetwater Grill, 6 to 9 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Dave Gerard returns to Colorado with his acoustic, soulful act. Learn more about the New England-based musician or listen to his music at www.gerardtruffle.com. Free. Call 970-879-9500 for more information. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Quartermoon — McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft, 7 p.m.

Country blues from local musicians. Free. 970-879-7881. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ Steamboat Stomp — Depot Art Center, 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Open social country dancing with local swing dancers, featuring country favorites from DJ Steamboat Stomp. Free. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ 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.

Bill McKay Band


❱❱ Bill McKay Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The keyboardist from rootsy jam act Leftover Salmon and the rocking Fox Street All Stars returns to the mountains with his own Americana rock band. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Kinetix — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

A Denver favorite rock band returns to Steamboat featuring keyboardist Joe Tatton, of the New Mastersounds. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-2101 for more information. 600 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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