What to do this week for Oct. 2 to 8
October 2, 2009
>> Tour de Forks – Participating downtown restaurants, all day
Young Professionals Network, a program of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, presents a three-day, restaurant-themed fundraiser to raise money for a scholarship for a graduating Routt County high school senior. Today, downtown restaurants including Cottonwood Grill, Harwigs and Sunpie’s Bistro offer discounts. Wristbands to receive those discounts are $10 each day or $25 for three days and are available at the Steamboat Springs Visitor Center and All That Jazz. See a full list of participating restaurants at http://www.steamboat-chamber.com. Call 879-0880 for more information.
>> First Friday Artwalk – Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.
Local galleries, restaurants and retailers open their doors to artists on the first Friday of each month, showcasing work by local, regional, national and international artists in a series of art openings and receptions. See a full list of October First Friday events and openings on page 24, and go to http://www.exploresteamboat.com to see examples of the art featured at some participating venues. FREE.
>> Screening of “Re:Session” – Sheraton Steamboat Resort ballroom, 7 p.m.
Teton Gravity Research’s new ski and snowboard film goes to Italy, Poland, Alaska, Utah and Colorado. Watch a trailer for the movie at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. The screening is the first event of the seventh annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival, which continues with a competition of submitted films and several additional professional production screenings Oct. 23 and 24. The TGR show is $15; tickets are available at Ski Haus, Surefoot and the door. Call festival organizer Michael Martin at 870-9676 for more information. 2200 Village Inn Court.
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>> Under a Blood Red Sky – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Billy “Bono” Bunting, the lead singer for Denver-based U2 tribute band Under a Blood Red Sky, has been infatuated with the Irish rock band for decades. His band expresses that love in its live show, with seven- to eight-song blocks from each period in U2’s 29-year-long discography. Learn more about the band and listen to samples of its music at http://www.exploresteamboat.com and http://www.reverbnation.com/underabloodredsky. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
>> The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band – The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m.
Test out this Denver band’s rowdy mix of soulful funk and rock with its frequent live sets at The Boathouse Pub, and listen to samples of its music at http://www.myspace.com/therowdyshadehousefunkband. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
>> DJ Also Starring – The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.
Local master of the dance party DJ Also Starring brings fresh tracks each week to his regular Tap House gig. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.
>> Worried Men – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 10 p.m.
The longtime local musicians of Worried Men play the best of classic rock with ease. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
>> Ultraviolet Hippopotamus – The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.
Michigan six-man jam and funk band Ultraviolet Hippopotamus shines on stage with its long-winding jams that dip into funk, rock, bluegrass, reggae, electronica and Americana styles. Listen to a song by Ultraviolet Hippopotamus at http://www.exploresteamboat.com, and learn more about the band on page 23 or at http://www.myspace.com/uvhippo. FREE. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.
>> DJ Chris Seefelt, DJ Dark Eyes, DJ Case – Old Town Pub, 10 p.m.
Dance to live house and techno music from local disc jockeys. Cover to be determined. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
>> Tour de Forks – Various Steamboat Springs restaurants, all day
Young Professionals Network, a program of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, presents a three-day, restaurant-themed fundraiser to raise money for a scholarship for a graduating Routt County high school senior. On Saturday, Steamboat Springs restaurants outside the downtown and mountain areas, including Rex’s American Grill & Bar, Colorado Bagel Co. and Three Peaks Grill, offer discounts. Wristbands to receive those discounts are $10 each day or $25 for three days, and are available at the Steamboat Springs Visitor Center and All That Jazz. See a full list of participating restaurants at http://www.steamboat-chamber.com. Call 879-0880 for more information.
>> Scholarship Fun Shoot – Routt County Rifle Club, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructors will be on hand to help shooters young and old in this fun shoot held in memory of Lorna Farrow. The cost of $30 includes use of firearms, ammo, lunch, a T-shirt and ear protection. Call Deb Schaffer at 846-0709. The Rifle Club is two miles west of Steamboat Springs off U.S. Highway 40.
>> Brenn Hill trail ride – Stanko Ranch, 10 a.m.
Country music singer-songwriter and experienced cowboy Brenn Hill leads a trail ride that starts at the Stanko Ranch headquarters at 10 a.m., includes a barbecue lunch at 1 p.m. and ends with a concert. The ride is $100, and participants are expected to bring their own horse. Proceeds benefit the Routt County 4-H Scholarship Foundation. Tickets are available through the Routt County Extension Office. Call Bill Montag at 871-1850 or Jay Whaley at 879-0825. Stanko Ranch is at 39650 Routt County Road 33.
>> Halloween greeting card workshop – Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 3 p.m.
Local scrapbook specialist Chris Erickson gives tips about how to make four or five spooky Halloween cards. $12 materials fee. Call 870-0384. 1280 13th 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.
>> Awkward Moment – Hahn’s Peak Cafe, 8:30 p.m.
North Routt County band Awkward Moment brings a night of rock to Hahn’s Peak. FREE. Call 871-1495. 61070 C.R. 129.
>> Good Gravy – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
A two-drummer lineup gives Fort Collins jam band Good Gravy the drive to push the limits of what a bluegrass-influenced band can do, with a live show that uses a healthy Americana upbringing as the background for a blend of jazz, funk and rock sounds. Watch a YouTube video of the band performing at http://www.exploresteamboat.com, and listen to Good Gravy at http://www.myspace.com/goodgravymusic. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
>> Trevor G. Potter – The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m.
Local guitarist, singer and songwriter Trevor G. Potter serves up another set of original Americana songs and acoustic rock covers. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
>> Ultraviolet Hippopotamus – The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.
Michigan six-man jam and funk band Ultraviolet Hippopotamus shines on stage with its long-winding jams that dip into funk, rock, bluegrass, reggae, electronica and Americana styles. Listen to a song by Ultraviolet Hippopotamus at http://www.exploresteamboat.com, and learn more about the band at http://www.myspace.com/uvhippo. FREE. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.
>> Brenn Hill dinner and concert – Saddleback Ranch, 4 p.m.
Award-winning Western singer-songwriter Brenn Hill returns to Routt County to show his support for 4-H, with his annual concert benefiting the Routt County 4-H Scholarship Foundation. Hill starts playing at 4 p.m.; dinner and a live auction are at 5 p.m.; Hill continues his concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and younger, and are available at the Routt County Extension Office, Elk River Farm and Feed, Flat Tops Ranch Supply, Yampa Valley Feeds and Mountain Valley Banks in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. Listen to Hill’s music at http://www.myspace.com/brennhill. Call the Routt County Extension Office at 879-0825 for more information. Saddleback Ranch is at 37350 C.R. 179, off U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs.
>> 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. Rio offers happy hour specials on food and drinks from 4 p.m. to close. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave. The Tap House Sports Grill, at 729 Lincoln Ave., hosts the same trivia game at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
>> “The Freeheel Life” screening – Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge, 7 p.m.
Telemark Skier Magazine and editor/athlete Josh Madsen present a montage of telemark skiing footage from three filmmakers in “The Freeheel Life.” Steamboat Springs is part of a 50-city tour to promote the film and the magazine. Watch a trailer for the movie at http://www.exploresteamboat.com. Admission is $8 at the door, and the screening is open to all ages.
>> Pat Waters – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m. Tuesday
Waters provides solo acoustic versions of classic songs. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
>> Trevor G. Potter – The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday
Acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
>> 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.
Test your less-than-essential knowledge of celebrities, U.S. history, sports, movies and other things you can research on Wikipedia at Tap House’s weekly trivia challenge. Best the rest of the teams to win Tap House gift cards. FREE. Call 879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.
>> Trevor G. Potter – Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, 9 p.m. Wednesday
Locally produced solo acoustic rock. FREE. Call 879-3773. 435 Lincoln Ave.
>> Sam Ayer – The Boathouse Pub, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
Singer-guitarist Sam Ayer brings soul-powered vocals to a variety of styles, including rock, pop, honky-tonk and hip-hop. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.
>> “Flakes” screening – Ski Haus, 7 p.m. Thursday
Ski Haus celebrates 40 years in business with a screening of the telemark ski film “Flakes” on a 24-foot outdoor screen. The snow-or-shine outdoor party includes hot drinks, popcorn and s’mores. FREE. Call 879-0385. 1457 Pine Grove Road.
>> The Luv Brothers – Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m. Thursday
Summit County’s The Luv Brothers play bluegrass and Americana music for the bar crowd. Listen to the band at http://www.myspace.com/theluvbrotherscolorado. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.