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What to do this weekend

Steamboat Springs Orchestra member Bonnie Murray rehearses with the orchestra. Some of the musicians will provide chamber music at a dinner fundraiser Wednesday at Harwigs/L'Apogee.

Today

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

Bring your own supplies and sketch from a model. $12. Call 879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

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

The Green Ridge Mountaineers host a 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.

±± Chris Watson – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Texas blues guitarist Chris Watson returns to Ghost Ranch Saloon with rock-tinged vocals and searing guitar solos. Listen to one of his songs, “No Sympathy,” at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

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±± Tracorum – Old Town Pub, 9 p.m.

The rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues band from San Francisco plays at Old Town Pub. The group describes its tunes as salt of the earth, cosmic gospel thunder funk with some rockin’ Creole Caribbean seasoning. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

±± DJ Also Starring – The Tap House Sports Grill, 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.

±± Eric Barry, Kirk Martenson and Dan Karpel – Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Rock and funk music. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

±± Worried Men – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.

The longtime local musicians of Worried Men pump out their renditions of Grateful Dead tunes, along with some Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan covers thrown in. Listen to the group at http://www.worriedmenband.com. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.

Saturday

±± 17th annual Literary Sojourn – Sheraton Steamboat Resort

This year’s Literary Sojourn, a gathering of nationally renowned authors and the readers who follow them, sold out months ago. The lineup features authors Richard Bausch, John Darnton, Amitav Ghosh, Linda Hogan and Jayne Anne Phillips, and master of ceremonies Erin McKean. A few tickets will be sold for $85 at the door. Includes brunch and beverages. Visit the Literary Sojourn online at http://www.literarysojourn.org for author bios and workshop information. Watch an interview with participating author Amitav Ghosh on Steamboat TV18’s morning show, “Steamboat Today,” at 8:35 a.m. today. Call 879-0240.

±± The English Beat – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The band now touring as The English Beat features original Beat band member Dave Wakeling on lead vocals and guitar – that’s not to be confused with “The Beat,” which includes original Beat toaster Ranking Roger. Often credited with defining the New Wave ska sound, The English Beat of the 1970s created a timeless reggae-influenced dance act. Listen to a couple of the band’s songs at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

±± 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 U.S. 40 in west Steamboat.

±± Pre-Halloween costume fashion show – Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.

Sweet Potato Lingerie, Old Town Pub and Budweiser present local models showcasing the latest in adult-oriented Halloween fashion. Stop by for the costumes, stay for the dance party. Tickets are $5. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

±± Bob Gulley – The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Singer, songwriter and recording artist performs. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

Sunday

±± Seventh annual Hammy Pull – Steamboat Springs High School, 12:30 p.m.

The Ski Town USA Rotary Club sponsors a punting, passing and kicking competition to benefit the Steamboat Springs High School Booster Club. The entry fee is $30. Register by sending your name, age and contact information to HammyPull@gmail.com. Call Jim Miller at 819-3131 or Scott Stanford at 291-9278. The high school is at 45 Maple St.

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

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories ranging sports, history, food, music and more. FREE. Rio offers happy hour specials on food and drinks from 4 p.m. to close. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

This week

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

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. Wednesday

Read up on your celebrity trivia and come out for four rounds of questions about movies, music, sports, history and more in this weekly competition. Winning team takes home Tap House gift cards. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

±± Chamber music fundraiser – Harwigs/L’Apogee, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner Wednesday

Musicians from the Steamboat Springs Orchestra provide chamber music during this dinner fundraiser, which includes wine pairings. Tickets are $150 and are available at http://www.steamboatorchestra.org or by calling the orchestra office at 870-3223. 911 Lincoln Ave.

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

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

±± Storyteller Bonnie Phipps – Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

Bonnie Phipps performs an evening of family-friendly stories and songs. FREE. Call the library’s Children’s Services Department at 879-0240, ext. 314. The library is at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

±± The Hammer Smith Band – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m. Thursday

Chris “Hammer” Smith has been playing harmonica for about 40 years, making appearances on recordings with the likes of Michael Jackson and Sammy Hagar. He comes to Steamboat with his band and a stock of original tunes. Read an interview with Smith on page 19. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.