What to do in Steamboat for the weekend of Sept. 18 and 19 | SteamboatToday.com

What to do in Steamboat for the weekend of Sept. 18 and 19

Brooke Jones and Tim Huff, of Grand Junction, enjoy their beers during the 2009 Steamboat Springs OktoberWest at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
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— ❱❱ Book signing with Jorge Avila — Steaming Bean Coffee Shop, 11 a.m.

Meet local author Jorge Avila and talk to him about his new book, “La Marcha de los Rosados,” which documents racial discrimination against Latinos in Maricopa County, Ariz. FREE. Call 970-879-3393. 635 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Steamboat OktoberWest — Gondola Transit Center, Noon to 6 p.m.

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will tap the kegs on 16 draft beers for the second annual fall kickoff celebration. Enjoy live music from local and nationally renowned musicians. Commemorative beer steins are $10 and refills of the various microbrews and craft beers are $3. Activities for children include face-painting, a petting zoo and a Coca-Cola Adventure Zone. FREE. Call 970-879-0880.

❱❱ Leaner, Lunker & Friends — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Free happy hour entertainment. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 7 to 9 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Teen night — Shorty’s, 9 to 11 p.m.

Shorty’s hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 970-736-2686 for more information. FREE. The restaurant is at 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Johnny O. Band — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

With funky grooves and high-energy jams, Johnny O’s music is captivating and danceable. The band plays many originals, as well as some great songs by blues masters of the past. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ The Hit List — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Hit List is a tribute band whose song selection matches that of the average music listener: spanning myriad decades and genres. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Kris Lager Band — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Kris Lager Band is a Nebraska-born group of musicians who have dedicated their lives to learning, living and loving all aspects of the American music tradition. Self-proclaimed “roots revivalists,” KLB brings an eclectic, original, high-energy show to every stage. FREE. Call 970-879-2101

❱❱ DJ Melirae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Ladies night. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.


❱❱ Steamboat OktoberWest — Steamboat Ski Area, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A lunch buffet will be served at the top of the gondola. The luncheon is $10 for adults and $5 for children. A bloody mary bar opens at 10:45 a.m. on the Oasis Sundeck. The Coca-Cola Adventure Zone also will be open. FREE. Call 970-879-0880.

❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories including sports, history, food and music. FREE. Call 970-871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.

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