What to do this week in Steamboat for May 14 to 20
May 14, 2010
Steamboat Springs — ❱❱ Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Local musicians perform. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
❱❱ Poetry Slam Festival — Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 p.m.
A Poetry Slam Festival hosted by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and Bud Werner Memorial Library wraps up today with a slam-off for kid and teen finalists from 6 to 7 p.m. at Library Hall, and the Adult Poetry Slam starts at 7 p.m. All events include prizes and refreshments. Anyone is welcome to read original work. FREE. Call 879-6830 or go to http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/Events.html. 1289 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Rocky Mountain Dance recital — Steamboat Springs High School, 6:30 p.m.
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The Rocky Mountain Dance annual recital is at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Read a story about the recital on page 21 of Explore Steamboat. Tickets will be available at the door; call 970-846-7793. 45 Maple St.
❱❱ Simon Boyar — Strings Music Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Simon Boyar, a graduate and former faculty member of the Juilliard School and the leader of the marimba program at New York University, plays the marimba at a free community concert. FREE. Call 879-5056. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.
❱❱ Lianne and the Jazzjets — Depot Art Center, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Jazz quartet Lianne and the Jazzjets will play a show benefiting the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. The event is part of the Depot's ongoing singer-songwriter series. Read a story about the band on page 22 of Explore Steamboat. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Arts Council members. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.
❱❱ MTHDS — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Music That Heightens Different Senses, or "the methods," is a Colorado-based band that combines the fury of punk and the street-wise soul of hip-hop and funk with an over-the-top bombastic roots party groove. Listen to the group at http://www.myspace.com/mthds. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
❱❱ Greensky Bluegrass — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
This Michigan band won the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition. Learn more about and listen to the band at http://www.greenskybluegrass.com. FREE. Call 879-3773. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.
❱❱ Hair Nation — Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
A local band plays '80s hair metal. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Rocky Mountain Dance Recital — Steamboat Springs High School, 6:30 p.m.
The Rocky Mountain Dance annual recital is 6:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door; call 970-846-7793. 45 Maple St.
❱❱ 2010 Macedonia/Colorado cultural exchange recital — Steamboat Springs United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.
Soprano Keri Rusthoi and pianist Kalina Mrmevska perform arias and songs in German, French, Italian, Spanish and English. The event includes a photography show by Zoya Naskova called Love Macedonia. The suggested donation is $10 to go toward medical equipment for a children's hospital in Macedonia. Eighth and Oak streets.
❱❱ 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.
❱❱ Teen night — Shorty's, 9 to 11 p.m.
Shorty's hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 736-2686 for more information. FREE. The restaurant is at 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek
❱❱ One Be Lo of Binary Star — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Rapper One Be Lo, half of the former hip-hop group Binary Star, performs. Learn more at http://www.myspace.com/one belo. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
❱❱ "Fresh" film showing — The Mugshot, 6 to 8 p.m.
The showing of "Fresh" will include a discussion of local food and local agriculture. Grant Farms hosts the event, which includes a cash bar. FREE. Call 846-6233. The Mugshot coffeeshop is at 116 W. Main St. in Oak Creek.
❱❱ 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. FREE.
❱❱ David Newman — Yoga Center of Steamboat, 7:30 p.m.
David Newman, chant musician and Nutone recording artist, unites the worlds of Western rock and folk music with that of Eastern, Indian kirtan call-and-response chants. He's touring to promote his CD, "To Be Home." Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 870-1522. 701 Yampa St.
❱❱ Bingo for Bar Tabs night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 8 p.m.
Bingo with prizes, including $10 gift cards for bar tabs. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ 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. Call 879-2431 for more information. 729 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.mindworks coaching.com for more information.
❱❱ Writer's lecture series — Epilogue Book Co., noon
Author Jill Murphy Long hosts a weekly writer's lecture series at Epilogue Book Co. This week's topic is about finding a literary agent. The cost is $10 per class. Call 846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Sam Ayer — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.
Acoustic soul man Sam Ayer performs for rock, paper, scissors night. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
❱❱ Routt County United Way's Day of Caring — 8 a.m.
Routt County United Way's Day of Caring starts at 8 a.m. with volunteer activities. Free lunch will be provided by the Lions Club at noon at Olympian Hall. Call the United Way at 879-5605 for more information.
❱❱ 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.
❱❱ 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.
❱❱ Strawberry Park/Steamboat Springs Middle School Carnival — Meadows Parking Lot, 5 to 11 p.m.
The Strawberry Park/Steamboat Springs Middle School Carnival is today through May 23. The carnival runs 5 to 11 p.m. today and May 21 and noon to 11 p.m. May 22 and 23. The carnival is a fundraiser for the schools. It is free to enter, and all-day ride tickets are $18 in advance and $30 at the door. Single tickets will be available for $1 each; rides cost three to six tickets. Advance tickets are on sale at the two schools, Soda Creek Elementary School, Steamboat Springs High School, Epilogue Book Co. and All That Jazz. The Meadows Parking Lot is at Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.
❱❱ Hair Nation and Speak of the Devil — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Local hair metal band Hair Nation performs at 9 p.m. Local musicians Jon Gibbs, Pat Waters and Bryan Joyce play an all-metal rock show as Speak of the Devil at 11 p.m. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
❱❱ Karaoke — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.
The Tap House hosts karaoke every Thursday. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.