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What to do in Steamboat for Feb. 12 to 18

Colorado bluegrass and folk act Head for the Hills is one of many Americana-inspired bands playing this week in Steamboat. Other folk-influenced acts to catch include Spring Creek Bluegrass, Missed the Boat, Tracorum and The Infamous Stringdusters. Head for the Hills plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.

Today

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Djate — 3 Saddles at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 4 to 8 p.m.

Djate is set to play live music Friday afternoons through the end of March. FREE. Call 879-2220. 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ Artisans of Steamboat — Token Threads, 5 to 7 p.m.

Routt County artisans and designers of clothing, jewelry, food and other specialties showcase their talents in this monthly event. Admission to the event is FREE. Call Token Threads at 871-4732 for more information.

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❱❱ Art Tasting — The Garage Bar, 5 to 8 p.m.

This event features modern eclectic photography by Gabrielle Savage. Call 879-2976. 730 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Ernie Thiel — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Live music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Organstein Jazz Trio — Three Peaks Grill, 7 to 10 p.m.

Local jazz musicians play a weekly set. FREE. Call 879-3399. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

❱❱ "The Wizard of Oz" — Hayden High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

Students in elementary school through high school make up the cast of this take on a classic story. Read more about the production page 12 of today's Steamboat Today or at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. Call 276-3756 for more information. The high school is at 495 East Jefferson Ave. in Hayden.

❱❱ Social dancing — Let's Dance Studio, 7 to 11 p.m.

Informal couples dance lessons are at 7 p.m. Bring your own beverages. The cost is $5. Call 736-2513 for more information. 117 E. Main St. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ "Let the Games Begin" casino night — The Steamboat Grand, 7:30 to 11 p.m.

This casino-style fundraiser features Texas Hold 'em, blackjack, craps, roulette, a silent auction, a cash bar and a screening of the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. Proceeds go to Family Development Center, the umbrella nonprofit for Discovery Learning Center, Newborn Network and Child Care Network. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Call 879-5973, ext. 10, for more information. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Holden Young Trio — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Former Steamboat local Holden Young comes back through town with a new act, as his band covers Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" in its entirety. Learn more about Holden Young Trio at http://www.myspace.com/holdenworld. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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

Let the week go at Tap House's Friday night dance party. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Spring Creek Bluegrass — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Keeping close to their folk and bluegrass roots, the musicians of Spring Creek Bluegrass offer a slightly updated take on tradition in their spirited and endearing live set. Listen to a song by the band at http://www.exploresteamboat.com, and learn more about the group at http://www.myspace.com/springcreek. Cover to be determined. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ String Board Theory — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Join the local musicians of String Board Theory for a night of psychedelic jams and funky good times. Learn more about the band at http://www.exploresteamboat.com/bands/string-board-theory. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Tracorum — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Tracorum is a rock, soul and Americana band from San Francisco that produces rollicking rock songs centered on piano-playing leadman Fletcher Nielsen. Watch a video of the band performing at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the group at http://www.tracorum.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Kirk Martenson — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Local musician Kirk Martenson plays rock 'n' roll music. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Saturday

❱❱ Community classes for mind-body awareness — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Patty Zimmer teaches seven spiritual laws of yoga. The class is free with donations encouraged; donations this week benefit the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Community classes are designed for all levels of experience. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or a blanket. Each class is followed by a tea tasting, compliments of The Deep Steep Tea Co. Call 879-0240 or go to http://www.steamboatlibrary.org for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ "The Wizard of Oz" — Hayden High School auditorium, 3 p.m.

Students in elementary school through high school make up the cast of this take on a classic story. Read more about the production on page 12 of today's Steamboat Today or at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. Call 276-3756 for more information. The high school is at 495 East Jefferson Ave. in Hayden.

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

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Willie Samuelson — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Live music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ An Evening with Thomas D. Mangelsen — Images of Nature, 6 to 9 p.m.

Renowned nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen will be in town signing books and prints, discussing his work and sharing stories from his travels. Learn more about Mangelsen and see examples of his photos at http://www.mangelsen.com. Call 871-1822 for more information. 730 Lincoln Ave.

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

FREE admission. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Bingo — VFW Post 4264, 7 to 9 p.m.

Play for fun and cash. Call 879-9959 for more information. 924 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ "Walk This Way" benefit — Depot Art Center, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Local designers and clothing stores join forces for this fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. A fashion show and fashion walk-off are featured. Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the door; there will be a cash bar. An after-party is at Bella's, a new wine bar located below Chocolate Soup Pastry Café at 737 Lincoln Ave. Read more about the event on page 20 of Explore Steamboat. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ "To Haiti With Love" benefit — Amante Coffee, 8 p.m.

Rock music by local band Nothing to Fear, hip-hop and reggae selections DJ Nakhia and soulful, acoustic reggae tunes by Djate are featured at this party benefiting victims of a recent devastating earthquake in Haiti. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Donations will go to Wish for Haiti, a charitable organization with local ties. Learn more about Wish for Haiti at http://www.wishforhaiti.org, and read more about the benefit party on page 24 of Explore Steamboat. Call Amante at 871-8999. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ Head for the Hills — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Rich vocal harmonies, standout instrumental work and songwriting that applies their own experiences to the bluegrass tradition make Fort Collins-based four-piece Head for the Hills one of the better folk acts kicking around the Colorado scene. The group recorded its second album in fall 2009; Drew Emmitt produced the self-titled CD. Watch a video about the band's recent album at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the group at http://www.headforthehillsmusic.com. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898 or go to http://www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Missed the Boat — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Local folk, rock and bluegrass group Missed the Boat has won the attention of local music fans with its playful show, lively pace and original songwriting. Listen to a song by Missed the Boat and learn more about the band at http://www.exploresteamboat.com/bands/missed-boat. Additional music is streaming at http://www.myspace.com/missedtheboatband. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ James Armstrong — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Blues guitarist James Armstrong pays tribute to the raw edge of classic blues while he puts his own touch on a timeless sound. Listen to one of Armstrong's songs at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the artist at http://jarmblues.com. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Tracorum — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Tracorum is a rock, soul and Americana band from San Francisco that produces rollicking rock songs centered on piano-playing leadman Fletcher Nielsen. Watch a video of the band performing at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the group at http://www.tracorum.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Jebus — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Local rock band Jebus plays original songs with style and variety. Listen to the band at http://www.myspace.com/didvivknow. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ "Rock Band" — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Test your skills at Playstation's "Rock Band" on the Tap House stage. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday

❱❱ Paul Geppert — Steaming Bean Coffee, 9 to 11 a.m.

Paul Geppert is a local folk, bluegrass and acoustic musician who performs regularly with the groups Cornbread and 3Wire. FREE. Call 879-3393. 635 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Paul Potyen — The Steamboat Grand, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local jazz pianist Paul Potyen plays solo piano in The Steamboat Grand lobby. FREE. Call 871-5500. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Valentine's Day Progressive Dinner — Steamboat Springs, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets to this evening of fine food and entertainment in support of the 2010 Strings Music Festival season are sold out. Call the Strings box office at 879-5056 or to go http://www.stringsmusicfestival.com for more information.

❱❱ 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. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Valentine's Day Torchlight Parade and Fireworks — Steamboat Ski Area, 7 p.m.

A fireworks display tops off an on-mountain parade of lights. Recommended viewing is from Gondola Square, but fireworks generally are visible from town. FREE. Call 879-6111 or go to http://www.steamboat.com for more information.

❱❱ Ghetdown Network Valentine's Day Dance Party — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Five DJs from San Francisco, Denver and Steamboat spin for this Valentine's Day dance party. Call 879-9898 or go to http://www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Warsaw Poland Bros. — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Warsaw Poland Bros. plays high-energy music for drinking and dancing. The group steers well clear of funk and jam grooves, channeling West Coast punk, ska, dub and traditional Irish music for its crowd-pleasing show. Listen to a song by the band at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at http://www.myspace.com/warsawpolandbros. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.

Monday

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

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Acoustic open mic night — The Boathouse Pub, 7 p.m.

Local musicians Paul Geppert and Jay Roemer host an open mic night for acoustic music setups. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Warsaw Poland Bros. — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Warsaw Poland Bros. plays high-energy music for drinking and dancing. The group steers well clear of funk and jam grooves, channeling West Coast punk, ska, dub and traditional Irish music for its crowd-pleasing show. Listen to a song by the band at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at http://www.myspace.com/warsawpolandbros. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.

Tuesday

❱❱ Writing and publishing lecture — Epilogue Book Co., noon to 1 p.m.

Local author and writing instructor Jill Murphy Long offers a series of writing lectures through the ski season on various topics. Bring a lunch. Learn more about Jill Murphy Long at http://www.thewritersanctuary.com. The cost is $10. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 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 846-6562 or go to http://www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

❱❱ Sam Ayer — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ The Infamous Stringdusters — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

A band of six bluegrass-fed pickers from New York, Colorado and points between, The Infamous Stringdusters have spent the past three years moving away from their newgrass roots to create a sound that's as much jazz, rock, blues or any other American music as it is bluegrass. Watch a video of the band performing at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the group at http://www.theinfamoustringdusters.com. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. Call 879-9898 or go to http://www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information.

❱❱ Jes Grew — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Jes Grew is a rock and funk band featuring Cameron Williams, of Southern rock outfit Tishamingo. Officially a six-piece, the band includes four vocalists, a saxophone player and a keyboardist. This is the band's second year in a row headlining the Pub's Mardi Gras party. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Warsaw Poland Bros. — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Warsaw Poland Bros. plays high-energy music for drinking and dancing. The group steers well clear of funk and jam grooves, channeling West Coast punk, ska, dub and traditional Irish music for its crowd-pleasing show. Listen to a song by the band at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more at http://www.myspace.com/warsawpolandbros. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.

❱❱ Fat Tuesday dance party — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

DJs Also Starring, Pretty Ninja and Ricky Prime provide music for a Mardi Gras party. Listen to Also Starring at http://www.myspace.com/djalsostarring and the Pretty Ninja/Ricky Prime duo at http://www.myspace.com/ninjaprime_mobiledisco. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Wednesday

❱❱ Journaling workshop — 465 Anglers Drive, Suite C, noon and evening

Local resident Susan de Wardt leads a six-week journaling workshop. Call 846-6562 or go to http://www.mindworkscoaching.com for more information.

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

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Djate — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Live music. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Author Anne Hillerman — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

Anne Hillerman, daughter of famed detective writer Tony Hillerman, presents her new book, "Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with an American Legend." The event includes a dramatic reading, a slide show and book signing. Event proceeds benefit Literary Sojourn, an annual festival highlighting authors. Call 879-0240 or go to http://www.steamboatlibrary.org for more information. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ 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 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ "Bring Your Pages!" Writing workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 7 p.m.

Local author and writing instructor Jill Murphy Long will lead a weekly writing and publishing workshop for aspiring authors at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through the end of ski season. Writers are asked to bring their work to read aloud. The cost is $10 per class. Call 846-1428 for more information.

❱❱ Trevor G. Potter — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Local musician Trevor G. Potter plays acoustic Americana music in the singer-songwriter tradition. Listen to his original songs at http://www.trevorgpotter.com/music.html. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ The Infamous Stringdusters — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Infamous Stringdusters deliver the second set of a two-night run at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Watch a video of the band performing at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and learn more about the group at http://www.theinfamoustringdusters.com. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. Call 879-9898 or go to http://www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information.

❱❱ Me & Ed's Music Machine — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

The local musicians of Me & Ed's Music Machine play rock and jam music. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.

Thursday

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Writer's Group — Depot Art Center, noon

Local writers gather for weekly readings of their work; visitors are welcome. FREE. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

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

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Longtime local musicians play music for happy hour. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Live entertainment — Cantina, 6 p.m.

Cantina offers live entertainment every Thursday evening through the season. FREE. Call 879-0826. 818 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Ragweed — Steamboat Smokehouse, 7 to 9 p.m.

Five-piece bluegrass group Ragweed plays a weekly set at Smokehouse. FREE. Call 879-7427. 912 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Pat Waters — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Local musician Pat Waters brings multi-instrumental talents to his solo set. Listen to some of his recordings at http://www.patrickwaters.com. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Strange Design — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

South Carolina-based jam band Strange Design pays tribute to Phish by re-creating full concerts. Listen to the group at http://www.myspace.com/thestrangedesign. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 on the day of the show. Call 879-9898 or go to http://www.ghostranchsaloon.com for more information. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Kort McCumber — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Kort McCumber gets the to root of American music with his narrative style. Learn more about him at http://www.myspace.com/kortmccumber. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Me & Ed's Music Machine — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

The local musicians of Me & Ed's Music Machine play rock and jam music. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square.

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

Sing your heart out on the Tap House stage. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.