10 events to Go & Do Dec. 15 to 17 in Steamboat Springs | SteamboatToday.com

10 events to Go & Do Dec. 15 to 17 in Steamboat Springs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From taking on a new hobby like birding, snowshoeing or backcountry skiing, dancing to the metamorphic beats of Universal Sigh or Kitchen Dwellers and learning how a Grass Sticks bamboo ski pole is made, Explore has you covered on what to do and where to go this weekend.

Friday, Dec. 15

Ski Industry Panel Discussion with Chris Diamond, Rob Perlman and Andy Daly

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Off the Beaten Path, 68 Ninth St.

Off the Beaten Path presents a panel discussion with ski industry top executives, former Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President Chris Diamond, current Steamboat Ski Corp. President Rob Perlman and Vail Resorts President Andy Daly for a discussion of the skiing industry and what these leaders envision for the future of resort and community relationships, followed by a book signing by Chris Diamond for his book, “Ski Inc.”

"Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado"

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Ski Haus, 1457 Pine Grove Road

Meet Frank and Brittany Konsella, authors of the new guidebook, "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado," for a book signing and presentation. The Konsellas will share their favorite Colorado routes while offering tips related to avalanche safety, route finding and planning/navigation. Stay for a slideshow, questions and answers, book signing and refreshments.

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Universal Sigh

10 p.m. | Old Town Pub & Restaurant, 600 Lincoln Ave.

Hailing from Athens, Georgia, this four-piece band is known for its high energy, metamorphic rock show derived by their two-guitar attack and driving rhythm section, producing versatile music, which reflects a deep fondness for artists such as Radiohead, Snarky Puppy and Umphrey's McGee. Influenced by a myriad of musical styles, the quartet has crafted a diverse catalog, which includes both lyrical tunes and instrumental arrangements.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Steamboat Pilot & Today, 1901 Curve Plaza.

Volunteers will meet at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza, to join one of several groups counting birds in areas around Steamboat. For more information or to report birds seen at your feeder on Saturday, email organizers at birdsnboat@comcast.net. To join the group to count birds at Steamboat Ski Area, contact Yampatika at 970-871-9151.

Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour

10 a.m. to noon | Howelsen Hill Rodeo Grounds, 401 Howelsen Parkway.

Ride the chairlift up historic Howelsen Hill with a picturesque view of the Yampa Valley and learn more about winter ecology from a Yampatika naturalist. Cost is $20, includes snowshoes and lift ticket. Registration is required.

Freedom Night

5 to 8 p.m. | Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.

Awaken will present a human trafficking and fair trade education and action night with speakers from Denver, representing the State of Colorado Human Trafficking Program and DU’s Human Trafficking Center. This is a free event also featuring fair-trade products that support the fight against human trafficking. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Kitchen Dwellers

10 p.m. | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

The Kitchen Dwellers come from the hills of Montana, where they are perfecting the sound of improvisation and galaxy-traveling jamgrass. The Kitchen Dwellers have shared the stage with high profile artists like Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, the Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills, Town Mountain, Pete Kartsounes and WhiteWater Ramble.

Strange Americans

10 p.m. | Schmiggity's, 821 Lincoln Ave.

With their straight-forward, no-frills sound, this five-piece Denver-based band is known for its blue-collar rock 'n' roll.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Grass Sticks Bamboo Ski Pole Build & Beer

1 to 9 p.m. | Storm Peak Brewing Company, 1885 Elk River Plaza

Need the perfect last minute Christmas gift? Come build your own custom bamboo ski poles with Grass Sticks at Storm Peak Brewing Company. Upgrade to bamboo this winter and learn first hand why bamboo is better. Poles will be 10 percent off and include a free beer.

Gong Immersion

6 to 6:45 p.m. | Neptune Float Spa, 941 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200E2

Honor the new moon in Sagittarius and Mercury retrograde. The new moon brings new beginnings. A great time to set goals for the new year using insight, faith and hope. Cost is $15, please bring a mat or cushion and be timely, doors close at 6 p.m.