Explore’s Top 5 events for Aug. 7 to 9 | SteamboatToday.com

Explore’s Top 5 events for Aug. 7 to 9

— Sunny skies and lots to do. Can you ask for a better weekend in Steamboat Springs? Whether you are looking for a family-friendly activity or some great live music, venture out and explore something new this weekend.

Oil-painting demonstration

M.B. Warner presents an oil-painting demonstration in conjunction with her show, "Mixed Bag." Attend the event for refreshments and to discuss with Warner her inspirations and experiences.

Oil-painting demonstration | 5 to 7:30 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 7 | Harwigs, 911 Lincoln Ave.

Arias Concert

Favorite arias will be performed by the Opera Artist Institute singers from the Emerald City Opera, aspiring professional performers selected from nationwide auditions to participate in a summer training program in Steamboat Springs.

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Arias Concert | 7 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 7 | Bud Werner Memorial Library, Library Hall, 1289 Lincoln Ave.

Nature Detectives

Join an interpretive ranger to take a closer look at nature. With bug nets, magnified-viewing catchers and specimen jars, set out on a hunt around the park grounds. Together, participants collect and view insects, rocks, minerals, flowers, leaves, seeds and much more. The event is free with daily park pass or annual membership.

Nature Detectives | 11 a.m. | Saturday, Aug. 8 | Yampa River State Park Visitor Center, 6185 U.S. Highway 40, Hayden.

Artist meet and greet with Dave Reiter

Gather at this unique gallery, which hosts a wide variety of eclectic artwork, for a reception honoring artist Dave Reiter after his participation in Saturday’s Art in the Park at West Lincoln Park. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Artist meet and greet with Dave Reiter | 5:30 p.m. to close | Saturday, Aug. 8 | Closer to the Sun Gallery of Fine Art, 635 Lincoln Ave., Unit O | Free

Riotmaker

This Cali rock/reggae group will perform everything from chill reggae to heavy rock, creating a sound that appeals to many musical tastes.

Riotmaker | 10 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 8 | Schmiggity's, 821 Lincoln Ave.