Top 5 arts, culture and heritage events

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— Art is an essential element to the culture of the Steamboat Springs community. We have gathered a list of the top arts, culture and heritage event to go to this weekend:

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Strings Festival Orchestra: Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla

The classical season opens with familiar yet captivating works for chamber orchestra, led by the violin of Strings Music Director Andrés Cárdenes.

Saturday, June 28 | 8 p.m. | Tickets start at $55 and $5 for kids

The Chief Players present: "Sylvia"

Sylvia is a play about a dog, the couple who adopts her and the drama that ensues. It was written by A. R. Gurney and first produced in 1995.

Find tickets and more information at www.chieftheater.org.

Friday June 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m. | Chief Theater | 813 Lincoln Ave

Brown Bag Lecture Series


Author Flint Whitlock discusses his book, “Soldiers on Skis: A Pictorial Memoir of the 10th Mountain Division.” Check out www.treadofpioneers.org for upcoming speakers and topics. Bring a friend and bring a lunch.

Friday, June 27 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | FREE | Tread of Pioneers Museum | 800 Oak St.

Art demonstration


Join clay artisan Julie Anderson for a “Low Relief” demonstration and view the Yampa Valley Clay Artisans’ exhibit titled “Yampa Valley Curse.” 970-879-9008.

Go to www.steamboatarts.org for more information.

Saturday, June 28 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Free | Depot Art Center | 1001 13th St.

Sensory Safari Scavenger Hunt 


Meet at the Marina Picnic Area to learn about nature by going on a scavenger hunt. Free with park pass.

Saturday, June 28 | 2 to 3 p.m. | Steamboat Lake State Park

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

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