Explore’s Top 5 events for July 10 to 12 | SteamboatToday.com

Explore’s Top 5 events for July 10 to 12

— In addition to the colorful display of hot air balloons and the wide variety of artwork this weekend, get out and explore a new venue or event, such as Comedy Night at the Chief Theater or a night of music at one of Steamboat’s unique music venues. There’s something for all to discover this weekend.

Stagecoach Star Party with Jimmy Westlake

Do you own a homemade or commercial telescope and enjoy sharing celestial sights with other folks? Then come down to the shores of beautiful Stagecoach Reservoir Friday night and set up your scope for some shared public viewing. Join other astronomy enthusiasts from around the community at the Morrison Cove boat ramp, weather permitting.

Stagecoach Star Party | 9 p.m. | Friday, July 10 | Stagecoach State Park, 25500 Routt County Road 14, Oak Creek | Free with park pass

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

Join the park’s interpretive ranger at Yampa River State Park and take a closer look at nature. With bug nets, magnified viewing catchers and specimen jars, the group will set out on a bug hunt around the park grounds. All ages can collect and view insects, rocks, minerals, flowers, leaves, seeds and more.

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! | 11 a.m. | Saturday, July 11 | Yampa River State Park Visitor Center,
 6185 U.S. Highway 40 Hayden. | Free with park pass.

Comedy Night

Take your friends out for a night of laughs at the Chief Theater. This weekend, the theater’s Comedy Night will feature comedians Steve Young and Kristin Cronin as Hippian. This show includes adult content and is appropriate for those 18 and older. Bar opens at 7:30 p.m.

Comedy Night | 8 p.m. | Saturday, July 11 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. | Tickets are $10 and available at chieftheater.com or Shoe Chalet and Boutique

Movies on the Mountain

For a night under the stars, friends and families can gather in Gondola Square to watch this week’s featured film, “Grease,” beginning at sunset for the Coca-Cola Movies on the Mountain event. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No pets.

Movies on the Mountain | 9:15 p.m. | Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square, 2305 Mount Werner Circle | Free.

Exile with Juice Newton

Two legendary artists with a combined total of 16 No. 1 hit singles will come together for a lively show at Strings Sunday evening. All five original members of Exile will appear on stage with Juice Newton performing their country and pop hits. Exile celebrates more than 50 years of songwriting and performing top hits such as “People Get Ready” and “I Want to Kiss You All Over.” Vocal sensation and Grammy Award-winning Newton exploded into the mainstream in 1981 and went platinum with her songs “Angel of the Morning” and “Queen of Hearts.”

Exile with Juice Newton | 7 p.m. | Sunday, July 12 | Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road | Tickets start at $55

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