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What to do this week in Steamboat for Oct. 23-29

"Kimberly Akimbo" performers, from right, Rusty de Lucia, Eileen Jones and Jordan Wallace rehearse for this weekend's performances at the Depot Art Center. The performance is at 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.

Today

>> Figure drawing session – Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat, 8:30 a.m. to noon

A model sets up at 9 a.m. for an open figure drawing session with a $12 fee. Bring your own art supplies. Call 879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

>> Boys dance workshop – Northwest Ballet Studio, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

An eight-week session for boys ages 8 to 12 features instruction in drumming, hip-hop dance, hoop dance and agility. Classes run through Dec. 18; tuition is $110 for the session. For information about Children’s Danceworks fall dance classes for children age 2 and older, go to http://www.northwest-ballet.com. A beginning modern dance class for adults is from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Northwest Ballet Studio is at 326 Oak St.

>> Jon Gibbs and Randy Kelley – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Locals provide live music for happy hour. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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>> “Screamboat Chamber of Horror” – Colorado Mountain College, 6 to 10 p.m.

Students and faculty from Colorado Mountain College put on their annual haunted house, with something to scare anyone who comes through. Admission is $5. The haunted house is in Monson Hall, and the campus is at 1370 Bob Adams Drive. The event continues through Sunday and on Oct. 30 and 31. Read more about “Screamboat 11” in Sunday’s Steamboat Pilot & Today.

>> “Kimberly Akimbo” – Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Players and Steamboat Springs Arts Council present a dark comedy about a 16-year-old girl stuck in a 70-year-old body. The PG-13 play written by David Lindsay-Abaire stars local actors Brandon Amato, Rusty de Lucia, Eileen Jones, Jill Waldman and Jordan Wallace and is directed by Michael Brumbaugh. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for preferred seating; Arts Council members receive a $5 discount. Call Epilogue Book Co. at 879-2665 or the Arts Council at 879-9008 for tickets. Watch an interview with director Michael Brumbaugh and actor Rusty de Lucia at 8:35 a.m. today on Steamboat TV18’s “Steamboat Today” morning show. The Depot is at 1001 13th St.

>> Steamboat Mountain Film Festival – Colorado Mountain College gym in Bristol Hall, 7 p.m.

The seventh annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival features four films by local outdoor adventure producers. Watch short teasers for the movies and vote on your favorite at http://www.steamboatfilmfestival.com. A screening of Factor Films’ “They Come From :”, an entry in the festival’s Reel Open category, closes the night. Admission is free, with a $5 suggested donation at the door. Call 870-9676 for more information.

>> Square dancing – American Legion Hall in Hayden, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The Green Ridge Mountaineers host a weekly square dancing night. The event is free for first-timers and $5.50 for returning dancers. Call 879-3521 for more information. On Third Street south of U.S. Highway 40.

>> Juno What – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Serving up super-smooth horns, bedroom bass, 1980s synth vamps and the same vocal distorter Peter Frampton used, Boulder dance duo Juno What does cheesy, R&B-flavored electronica with an abandon that makes it irresistible. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

>> James and the Devil – The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

David Ross, fiddle player for the Americana rock band James & the Devil, describes his band’s take on string instruments and rock songs as “Rocky Mountain roll,” pairing Ross’s “unruly fiddle” with a jam-ready rock background. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

>> Liquid Samurai – The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Local musicians provide a flowing blend of rock styles in free-form jams. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

>> DJ Also Starring – The Tap House, 10 p.m.

A weekly dance party features a mash-up of DJ Also Starring’s varied music tastes. Drink specials at the bar all night: $2 well drinks and $2 draft beer. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

>> WhiteWater Ramble – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Using an energy-packed rock groove to drive its songs, Fort Collins five-piece WhiteWater Ramble layers mandolin and fiddle over its playing for a blend that’s hard to pin down and harder to ignore on the dance floor. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

>> DJ Chris Seefelt, w/ DJ Dark Eyes and DJ Case – Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Chris Seefelt and friends bring house music to Friday night. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

>> Benefit for the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre – Fifth and Yampa streets, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from wholesale Mountain Hardwear gear including pants, jackets, shoes, tents and backpacks go to the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Narok, Kenya. Contact Mary Walker at mewalker99@yahoo.com for more information.

>> Pumpkin decorating – The Hayden Artisan’s Marketplace, 2 to 4 p.m.

Bring your pumpkins and decorate them with Routt County artisans. Decorations, snacks and beverages will be provided. FREE. 144 S. Walnut St. in Hayden.

>> Craft workshops – Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, throughout the day

A canvas floor mat workshop with Dona Steele is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free pumpkin carving for kids is from 1 to 4 p.m., and local caterer Nicolette Powell offers Halloween cake design and candy making from 2 to 4 p.m. Prices vary by workshop. Call 870-0384 for information or to register. 1280 13th St.

>> Second annual Masquerade Ball – Three Peaks Grill, 6 to 11 p.m.

Benefiting the Yampa Valley Autism Program, the second annual Masquerade Ball features an auction for masks designed by children served by the Autism Program; music by the Fairlie Well Trio during dinner; drawings; a live auction; and dancing to music by Worried Men. Admission is $60 for individuals and $115 for couples; proceeds benefit services and programming for families with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Routt and Moffat counties. Tickets are available at All That Jazz or from the Yampa Valley Autism Program. Call 870-6257 or buy online at http://www.yampavalleyautism.org. 2165 Pine Grove Road.

>> “Screamboat Chamber of Horror” – Colorado Mountain College, 6 to 10 p.m.

Students and faculty from Colorado Mountain College put on their annual haunted house, with something to scare anyone who comes through. Admission is $5. The haunted house is in Monson Hall, and the campus is at 1370 Bob Adams Drive. The event continues Sunday and on Oct. 30 and 31.

>> Pass the Bread community dinners – Locations, times vary

In the community meal project’s second go-around, organizers invite Routt County residents to host and attend dinner parties with people they’ve never met. Hosts may choose the number of guests, style of food and time of day for their dinner. Go to http://www.passthebreadcelebratecommunity.wordpress.com to learn more.

>> “Kimberly Akimbo” – Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Players and Steamboat Springs Arts Council present a dark comedy about a 16-year-old girl stuck in a 70-year-old body. The PG-13 play written by David Lindsay-Abaire stars local actors Brandon Amato, Rusty de Lucia, Eileen Jones, Jill Waldman and Jordan Wallace and is directed by Michael Brumbaugh. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for preferred seating; Arts Council members receive a $5 discount. Call Epilogue Book Co. at 879-2665 or the Arts Council at 879-9008 for tickets. The Depot is at 1001 13th St.

>> Steamboat Mountain Film Festival – Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, 7 p.m.

Screenings of Matchstick Productions’ “In Deep,” Standard Films’ “Black Winter” and Michael Martin Production’s “The Sum of Zero” close out the seventh annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival. The Reel Awards, recognizing the best and most popular of the festival’s submitted films in adventure and outdoor sports categories, are at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Ski Haus, Surefoot and at the door. Call 870-9676 for more information. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

>> Cosmic Night and free karaoke – Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. The bowling alley also hosts “dollar bowling night,” with $1 games and $1 PBR, every Tuesday. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off of U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

>> The Nadas – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Sixteen years after the group formed, Iowa-based Americana rock band The Nadas has spent 2009 chronicling its musical progress by releasing a song each month. With that project winding down, The Nadas come through Steamboat for its second appearance at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Austin, Texas, folk rock band Nelo opens the show. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

>> James & The Devil – The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

David Ross, fiddle player for the Americana rock band James & The Devil, describes his band’s take on string instruments and rock songs as “Rocky Mountain roll,” pairing Ross’s “unruly fiddle” with a jam-ready rock background. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

>> Sam Ayer – The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Steamboat Springs resident Sam Ayer puts a soulful touch on his long list of bar-ready songs, picking and choosing from a repertoire that includes hip-hop and honky-tonk. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

>> The Bailouts – Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Winter Park’s The Bailouts play live. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

>> Mayhem String Band – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

Mayhem String Band has the sort of sound that has to come from a regular bar gig somewhere in the Deep South – sloshy but skilled, never too frantic but refusing the hold back. It’s been four years since the band formed in Oxford, Miss., and Mayhem has put together a bluegrass-influenced sound that isn’t afraid to keep its raw edge. Read an interview with the band on page 20. Listen to more songs at http://www.myspace.com/mayhemstringband. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

>> Mud season dance party – Mambo Italiano, 10 p.m.

Mambo starts its fall shoulder season dance parties with a “Euro-trash Bash.” The parties are at 10 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 12, with the exception of a Zombie Ball on Oct. 30. Call 870-0500 for more information. 521 Lincoln Ave.

Sunday

>> Kate DiCamillo webcast event – Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 2 p.m.

Off the Beaten Path hosts a webcast for a new novel by Kate DiCamillo, author of “Because of Winn-Dixie.” Copies of her new book, “The Magician’s Elephant,” will be on hand. FREE. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

>> Third annual Pumpkin Float – Old Town Hot Springs, 2 to 4 p.m.

Children up to age 12 are invited to fish a pumpkin out of the pool and add their own decorations to its face. The $6 admission for members and $8 admission for nonmembers includes a pumpkin, refreshments, pool admission and a treat bag. Call 879-1828. 136 Lincoln Ave.

>> “LWPS Goes Ghostly” – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5 to 9 p.m.

Lowell Whiteman Primary School holds its annual scholarship auction event. Drinks and appetizers will be served, and food items will be collected at the door for LIFT-UP of Routt County. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 879-8081.

>> “Screamboat Chamber of Horror” – Colorado Mountain College, 6 to 10 p.m.

Students and faculty from Colorado Mountain College put on their annual haunted house, with something to scare anyone who comes through. Admission is $5. The haunted house is in Monson Hall, and the campus is at 1370 Bob Adams Drive. The event continues Oct. 30 and 31.

>> Live trivia – Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories such as sports, history, food, music and more. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

>> “Kimberly Akimbo” – Depot Art Center, 7 p.m.

The Steamboat Players and Steamboat Springs Arts Council present a dark comedy about a 16-year-old girl stuck in a 70-year-old body. The PG-13 play written by David Lindsay-Abaire stars local actors Brandon Amato, Rusty de Lucia, Eileen Jones, Jill Waldman and Jordan Wallace and is directed by Michael Brumbaugh. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for preferred seating; Arts Council members receive a $5 discount. Call Epilogue Book Co. at 879-2665 or the Arts Council at 879-9008 for tickets. The Depot is at 1001 13th St.

Tuesday

>> David Ash book signing – Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 7 p.m.

Poet David Ash’s titles for “Haiku for Life” include 17-syllable takes on baseball, dogs, chocolate, Catholicism, poker players, office workers, cats and Christmas. He’ll sign copies of his books at Off the Beaten Path. FREE. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

>> Dance and drum classes – Depot Art Center, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Guest teachers from Mali, West Africa, offer instruction for all levels, with a djembe drum class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a dance class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $15 per class. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to dance with bare feet. Drums may be available for rent; contact the Steamboat African Dance & Drum Ensemble at least one day in advance. Call Nicole at 819-5360 or visit the Steamboat African Dance & Drum Ensemble Web site at http://www.yampavalley.info. 1001 13th St.

>> Teen Art Night – Bud Werner Memorial Library, 7:30 p.m.

All Routt County teens, grades 8 to 12, are invited to a “painted pumpkins”-themed project. FREE. Call 879-0240.

>> Pat Waters – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

>> Trevor G. Potter – The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Wednesday

>> Acting and public speaking workshops – Depot Art Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

Local drama director Stuart Handloff offers tips on how to address any audience in a seven-part weekly workshop. Admission is $20 per week or $75 for the whole session, which runs through Nov. 4. Call (970) 355-9403 for more information. 1001 13th St.

>> 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.

>> Tasty Vittles – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Patrick Waters and Ryan Cox collaborate on rock songs. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

>> Jay Roemer – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

>> Kirk Martenson – The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Thursday

>> Steamboat Writers Group – Depot Art Center, noon to 2 p.m.

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

>> Ghost stories from historic Colorado – Tread of Pioneers Museum, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Come hear ghost stories from Steamboat Springs and elsewhere in the state in an all-ages event that includes a haunted tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum and refreshments. FREE. Space is limited; call 879-2214 to reserve a spot. 800 Oak St.

>> Warren Miller’s “Dynasty” – Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, 7:30 p.m.

Six decades into its history as a ski film mainstay, Warren Miller Entertainment doesn’t have to stretch for the title of its 2009 film, “Dynasty.” Featuring clips from past films, narration by Jonny Moseley, segments in Colorado and shots from China, Canada, Alaska and Norway, and film plays in Steamboat at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Watch a trailer for the movie at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are available at Ski Haus. Call 879-0385.

>> Toad King – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Fusing folk rock and psychedelic sounds, Toad King draws on world grooves for its jams. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

>> Karaoke – The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Belt out you favorites at Tap House’s free weekly karaoke night for ages 21 and up. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.