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Earth Week continues as the FLC Environmental Center sponsors the annual campus cleanup from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet in front of the Reed Library. 247-7676.

Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., will host “Cheers for the Environment,” a fundraiser for the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center that features a silent auction and live music beginning at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature performances by Greg Oldson, Alice Di Micele and the Single Malt Band. 247-7676 for details.

Nina Sasaki plays covers at the Palace Restaurant, 1 Depot Place, 6-9 p.m. 247-2018.

The Fort Lewis College Physics Department will present a lecture by Kim Coble entitled “Mapping the Universe from Antarctica” at 7 p.m. in 130 Chemistry Hall. Coble is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Chicago. 247-7663 for details.

Pongas, 121 W. 8th St, hosts a singles, 8-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554.

The Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall.

Fort Lewis College, in partnership with the Durango Library, will present a panel discussion on “Significant Books: Literature and the Arts” at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. 247-7400.

Fort Lewis College will present a performance by comedian Buzz Sutherland at 8:15 p.m. in the Xtreme Room of the College Union Building. Sutherland is a five-time College Comedian of the Year award winner. 247-7097 for details.

Twice Struck plays classic rock at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave. 375-2568.

Beer Bingo Night takes place at Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 382-9664.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts Studio 54 Ladies Night at 10 p.m. 259-1400.



Earth Week continues with FLC hosting “Barnyard Days” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on college grounds. This event for children of all ages features a petting zoo, education displays, and a mushroom workshop for children of all ages. 247-7676 for details.

The FLC Environmental Center will host “Theatre of the Oppressed,” an interactive theatre presentation on environmental issues facing Durango, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. 247-7676.

The Fort Lewis College Concert Bands will perform at 7 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall.

KDUR will host its second annual “Furniture as Art” auction at 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. Local artists have turned 23 pieces of furniture into art, which will be auctioned at this event. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. 247-7261 for details.

Mysto the Magi does tableside magic from 7-10 p.m. at East by Southwest, 160 E. College. 247-5533 for details.

Dem Tangs plays funk at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Night Owl plays country-rock at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave. 375-2568.

Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., hosts Metal Mania at 9:30 p.m. The night features Albuquerque bands Moldspore, Generation XX and others. 259-1475 for details.

Morning Bear plays live hip-hop at Steamworks, 801 E. 2nd Ave. 259-9200.

Little Dave Thompson plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 for details.



The Community Concert Hall will present Gregory Popovich’s Comedy & Pet Theatre at 2 p.m. Popovich, an acclaimed Moscow Circus juggler and clown, will bring his traveling troupe of cats and dogs to the stage. These domestic pets have all been rescued from animal shelters and are the central players in the presentation. 247-7657 for details.

Durango Mountain Resort hosts its end-of-season party with a huge Turkey Fry and the suburban rock of the Lawn Chair Kings slopeside at Purgy’s from 3-7 p.m. 247-9000 ext. 5125.

A drug- and alcohol-free Contra Dance featuring the music of Hot Corn and local caller Paul Bendt will be held at Park Elementary, 623 E. 5th St. Beginning dance instruction will start at 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7-10 p.m. 259-6820.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts punk from the Thirteens, One Inch Tall and Knee Jerk at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Night Owl plays country-rock at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave. 375-2568.

Steamworks, 801 E. 2nd Ave., presents live, high-energy ska and punk from the Big Spank. 259-9200 for details.

Little Dave Thompson plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 for details.



Final day of the ski season at Durango Mountain Resort.

Sorrel Sky Gallery, 870 Main Ave., will celebrate its one-year anniversary with several of its featured artists from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Growing Spaces presents its fourth annual “Tour of Domes” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Pagosa Springs. There are eight Geodesic Growing Domes on the self-directed tour and maps are available at Wolf Tracks Coffee Shop and Pagosa Baking Company. 264-6922.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave., hosts Santa Fe Sunday with live music from 2-11 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

Durango Mountain Resort presents the suburban rock of the Lawn Chair Kings at Purgy’s from 3-7 p.m. 247-9000 ext. 5125 for details.

The Alexander Murray Faculty Recital Series will close with a student honors recital at 3 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall in the Sage Hall building.

Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at 121 W. 8th St. 382-8554 for details.

The Durango Ballet Ensemble will perform “Dancing in Vienna,” its spring ballet recital, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall. This is the debut performance of the Durango Ballet Ensemble, a company of dedicated young dancers ages 10-18. Members of the Dance in the Rockies ballet program will join the performance.



The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave., presents readings by winners of the Creativity Festivity’s writing contest. 259-2606.

Sand Sheff plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-10 p.m. 382-2648.

Fort Lewis College presents a return engagement by world renowned hypnotist Jim Wand at 7 p.m. in the College Union Building Ballroom. 247-7097 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts open mic night. 247-2324 for details.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts live improv with Comic Kaze. 259-1400 for details.



The Ready>Set>Go! program of the Women’s Resource Center, 723 E. 2nd Ave., will hold an informational meeting from 12-1 p.m. Ready>Set>Go! assists women who are striving for financial self-sufficiency. 247-1242 to register.

Fort Lewis College will present a lecture by Jim Keller at 4:40 p.m. in 65 Education/Business Hall. Keller will explore machines that can reason spatially and communicate linguistically. 247-7436 for details.

First National Bank of Durango will host this month’s Business Women’s Network meeting at 5:30 p.m.. Learn about First National Bank’s financial service offerings. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. 385-4208.

The Fort Lewis College Baroque Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall in the Sage Hall building.

Noted New Orleans blues pianist and Jazz Fest favorite Marcia Ball will perform at 7 p.m. in the FLC Community Concert Hall. Ball is lauded for her rollicking roadhouse blues, heartfelt ballads, and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie. 247-7657 for details.

Tuesday Trivia takes place at Lady Falcon-burgh’s, 640 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 382-9664.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts king karaoke with Steve Kahler beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400.

Tim Sullivan plays country at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-10 p.m.



People interested in seeing a dog park in Durango are encouraged to attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Anasazi Room of the La Plata County Courthouse. Visit for information regarding the park.

The Women’s Resource Center Reading Circle will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel to discuss “The Crystal Cave,” by Mary Stewart. 259-9442 for details.

The 10th Annual “TLC for FLC” fundraiser takes place at the Red Snapper, 144 E. 9th St. and Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. 9th St. Auction items include art, jewelry, sports tickets, dinner, lodging, outdoor adventure packages and more. 247-7177 for details.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., will host a reading by Burton Baldwin at 7 p.m. Baldwin, a teacher at Ignacio High School, will read from his recently published collection of poetry, The Backwaters of Recollection. 247-1438 for details.

Fort Lewis College will present a mini-symposium entitled “Astrobiology: Life in the Universe” at 7 p.m. in the Student Memorial Lounge. Discussions will include life on Earth, the Solar System and beyond the Solar System. 247-7446 for details.

Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., hosts a scotch doubles pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.

Kirk James plays at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-10 p.m.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave., hosts Crazy Charlie’s karaoke and singles’ mixer. 375-2568.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts Talent Search. 259-1400 for details.



The FLC Art Gallery will host the “Portfolio Exhibition” of multi-media works by 14 students from Monday, April 7 through Thursday, April 17. An artists’ reception will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 7 in the Exit Gallery of the Fort Lewis College Art Building. The exhibit “John W. Winkler: Master Etcher” concludes on April 4. 247-7167.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, will begin screening “The Man from the Elysian Fields” on Sunday, April 6 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The film features Andy Garcia as a struggling writer who begins work with a high-end escort service. The documentary “Ram Dass – Fierce Grace” runs through April 5. 385-1711 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. 2nd Ave., will host an exhibit of black-and-white photographs by Lou Swenson through April 16. The Open Shutter Gallery show represents Lou’s work from 34 years ago to present with photographs ranging from social, religious, and economic commentaries in Kansas City to pictorial ironies of modern-Indian culture. 382-8355 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave., presents Creativity Festivity, an exhibit of students’ artwork from the 9-R School District. DAC is also hosting a series of workshops for artists titled “The Next Step” on Mondays through April 21. On April 7, artist Maureen May leads a workshop titled “Concerns about 2-D Presentation: Matting and Framing.” 259-2606 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies is showing “Riders of the West,” black and white photographs by Linda MacCannell capturing the world of Indian rodeo riders and family, and “Southwest Textiles from the Durango CollectionAE,” a show spanning eight centuries of weaving traditions in the Southwest. 247-7456 for details.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. 2nd Ave., runs its exhibit, “Great Explorations” through April 6. The exhibit includes favorites like the grocery store, lightning room, magnet table, fishing dock and robotics as well as new displays. 259-9234 for details.



The third annual Take Back the Night March and Rally protesting sexual assault and violence against women will be held on April 10. 247-6481.

The San Juan Mountains Association will hold an orientation for new volunteers on April 10. 385-1310.

The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown returns to town on April 11-13.

Fort Lewis College will host its 15th annual TRI-the-RIM, Durango’s longest-running triathlon, on April 12. This year’s event is a “sprint” format, featuring a 500-yard swim, a 12-mile bike, and a 5k run. Registration on Friday, April 11. 247-7503.

The Peking Acrobats return to the Community Concert Hall on April 13. The 26-member troupe includes gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers.

Excel Charter School’s Steel Pan Ensembles will host their 2003 CD release party at Scoot ‘n Blues on April 13. The event will include guest performances by Goodfoot and members of Catalyst.

As part of Creativity Festivity, the Durango Arts Force will present the musical “Once on the Island Jr.” beginning on April 18. The cast is made up of 40 students from grades 3-9. 259-2606 for details.

An Earth Day celebration will bring live music, speakers, food and children’s activities to the Smiley Building all day on April 19. A concert by Laura Love will follow that evening.

Local musicians are needed to take part in Rolling Stones Night, a KDUR benefit, at Storyville on April 19. 247-7628 for details.

Men return to the kitchen
What: The Women’s Resource Center’s Men Who Cook fundraiser
When: Saturday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Jarvis Suite Hotel

Creative costumes, decorations and fantastic food are a recipe for Men Who Cook, a food competition and wine tasting fundraiser. This outrageous benefit takes place on Saturday, April 5, 6-9 p.m. at the Jarvis Suite Hotel in Durango and benefits the Women’s Resource Center.

Teams of professional and amateur chefs will compete for awards based upon the quality of their cuisine as well as their costumes, room decorations and overall theme. Guests visit the Chefs’ rooms and use “Tip Money” (provided with the ticket) to vote on their favorite teams.
Past Men Who Cook award-winning chefs Tim Hunter, Tim Hanagan and Michael Pittenger (2002 Judges’ Choice), along with Bill Evans & friends of Coldwell Banker (2002 People’s Choice) are mounting delectable defenses against newcomer teams. Chefs from Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Office Suites, the Ore House, the Barber Shoppers, the Soccer Dads, and others are tying on their aprons for a mouth-watering battle.

This year, Men Who Cook will also feature a raffle with tasty prizes and a Silent Auction where bidders can win a repeat menu from their favorite team of chefs. Tickets are limited for Men Who Cook and are available at the Women’s Resource Center now.

All proceeds from Men Who Cook benefit Women’s Resource Center programs including GirlTalk, Ready>Set>Go!, and Resource & Referral. 247-1242 for details.


Quilters to descend on Durango
What: Quilt Durango 2003, a new weekend long festival
Where: Downtown, the Fairgrounds and the Train Museum
When: April 3-5

Quilters will be coming to Durango in droves this weekend. Quilt Durango 2003 kicks off on April 3 and will offer locals and visitors activities and events which will bring quilters and quilt admirers together. The weekend-long event will include workshops and lectures from some of the best-known educators in quilting, a judged quilt show, an auction and more.

On April 3, Jinny Beyer, quilter extraordinaire, will give a lecture and booksigning titled “Her World” at 7:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center. April 4th will be highlighted by a Wearable Art Show held at the Diamond Circle Theater. The event starts at 7 p.m. and appetizers and beverages will be available.

A Victorian Tea Party and Luncheon takes place on Saturday, April 5 with Robyn Pandolph presenting a lecture on Folk Art Applique. This event takes place at the Strater Hotel and will include an array of tea and a variety of food.

Festivities will be focused on the Outdoor Quilt Show to be held Saturday, April 5th. All of Main Avenue will be bathed with quilts hung from balconies, storefronts and porches. Some of these beautiful, contemporary or vintage quilts will be available to purchase. Others will simply be admired!

A Celebrity Quilt Live Auction will take place on Sunday, April 6 at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. Quilts and arts from the designers themselves as well as items donated by area merchants will be auctioned.

Class and special event spaces are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. 247-2582 or email for details.


“Dance Celebration” at FLC
What: A performance by the FLC Theatre Department
Where: The main stage of the Theatre Department
When: April 3-5 and April 10-12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m.

Seven unique styles of dance and the work of eight Four Corners choreographers will take the stage at Fort Lewis College beginning this weekend. The FLC Theatre Department will stage “Dance Celebration” on the main stage of the Theatre Building this weekend and next.

Every other year the Theatre Department produces a dance concert to give students the opportunity to work with professional choreographers, while allowing these experts the prospect to create works with college students. “Dance Celebration,” this year’s production, features dance styles ranging from innovative West African dance to ballet, jazz, modern dance, and performance art.

Associate Professor of English Kurt Lancaster created and will participate in a performance art piece entitled “Space Shuttle Challenger,” which has been featured in different venues across the country. Lancaster’s program notes pay homage to the crews of the Challenger and Columbia shuttles that lost their lives in 1986 and 2003, respectively. The evening will also feature an original composition by local musician Lawrence Nass during the performance of “In Sweden When the Sun Comes Out.”

247-7089 or 247-7410 for details.






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