Stars Over Fort Lewis College
Reel Environmental Experience' hits the screen
Abbey screens "Focused"
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Learning Series continues with a lecture by historian Jurgen Herbst entitled "School Choice, Vouchers and All That" at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. 247-7400 for details.
Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., hosts a singles, 8-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.
Durango , a songwriter's showcase, returns to
Haggard's Black Dog Tavern, 10 miles east of Durango on Florida Road, at 7:30 p.m. This month's
installment features local Marilyn Kroeker, Denver performing songwriter Peggy Mann and local
singer-songwriter Thom Rader. 259-5657 for details
Boulder's Dexter Grove plays acid
folk at Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-1475.
The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts Ladies Boogie Night with
DJ's Johnny and Tim spinning dance hits. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. 385-1711.
quartet featuring Pete Pheteplace (guitar), Johnny
Revetto ( bass), Steve Dejka (drums), and Cory Sheridan ( percussion) performing upstairs at Scoot
n Blues, 900 Main Ave. Downstairs, Femme Fatale
with DJs Rem-E & Erik James spinning House and Hip-Hop
takes place. 259-1400 for details.
Hieronymus and Laura Wright play piano at
Christina's Grill & Bar, 21382 Hwy. 160 West, at 6 p.m. 382-3844 for details.
Friends of the Durango Public Library hosts its annual membership meeting at the Durango Rec Center at 7
p.m. City Manager Bob Ledger will speak.
San Diego's Agua Dulce plays funky
Latin rhythms at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show gets
going at 10 p.m. 385-1711 for details.
After nearly a year out of the spotlight, Dem Tangs plays a
reunion show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324.
Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., presents a double bill with
punkytonk from the D.W. Revival and all originals from Pop
Shove It at 9 p.m. 259-1475 for details.
Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts live spins from Michael Dominion and an M.C. battle with prizes at 10:30 p.m. 259-9200 for
Loomis plays rock and blues at Scoot n Blues, 800
Main Ave., with shows at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.
Thunder plays country and western at the Wild Horse
Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave. 375-2568 for details.
Holly Hieronymus and Laura Wright play piano at Christina's Grill & Bar, 21382 Highway 160 West, at
6 p.m. 382-3844 for details.
The Blue Ray,
115 W. 11th St., hosts free classes on "Finding Your
Personal Path to Enlightenment" at noon and 2 p.m.
Ralph Dinosaur and the Lava Lizards play the Durango Nordic Ski Ball at 7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel. The evening will feature hors
d'oeuvers and a silent auction. 385-2186 for details.
The first annual Splish Splash Dance takes
place at the Durango Recreation Center swimming pool from 8 p.m.-midnight. 375-7310 for
The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts Punk Night , featuring the
Dropscotts, Ivy League and Amazing Larry at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.
and the Hi Beams play vintage country and rock at
Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-1475 for details.
Thunder plays a second show at the Wild Horse
Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568.
Former Durango super-group Juana La Capilla returns
to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.
Loomis is held over for a second night at Scoot n
Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. Downstairs at Liquid, a DJ spins music at 10 p.m. 259-1400.
The Black Dog
Blues Band plays Haggard's Black Dog Tavern, 10
miles east of Durango on Florida Road, at 8:30 p.m. 259-5657 for details.
Hieronymus and Laura Wright play piano at
Christina's Grill & Bar, 21382 Highway 160 West, at 6 p.m. 382-3844 for details.
San Juan Symphony performs at 3 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall.
The performance features the world premier of "The Traveler's Psalm" by Bayfield composer Jack
Ballard. Local high school musicians also have been selected to play with the symphony, including
the return of violinist Nicholas Kendall for a performance of "Sibelius Concerto." 247-7657 for
Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at
121 W. 8th St. 382-8554 for details.
Sheff plays solo at Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at
6 p.m. 259-1400 for details.
The Fort Lewis
College Chamber Choir and Percussion Ensemble
perform at 7 p.m. at the FLC Community Concert Hall.
247-7657 for details.
Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents a Keg Party at 8 p.m.
downstairs at Liquid with guest DJs Matthew and Sluke. 259-1400 for details.
Sheff plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.,
from 6:30-10 p.m. 382-2648 for details.
America hosts "Shelter From the Storm," a fund-raising luncheon, from noon-1 p.m. at the DoubleTree
Hotel. The event benefits the Southwest Safehouse and the Durango Community Shelter. 259-1021 for
Corps will present a documentary film and a general
information meeting for future volunteers from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fort Lewis College Union
Building.259-5547 for details.
Trivia takes place at Lady Falconburgh's, 640 Main
Ave., at 8 p.m. 382-9664 for details.
Sullivan plays country at the Office Spiritorium,
699 Main Ave., from 6:30-10 p.m.
Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents king karaoke with Steve
Kahler beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.
Resource Center, 723 E. Second Ave., hosts a lecture
with business banker Kent Curtis on getting a small
business loan from noon-1 p.m. 247-1242 to register.
Park Elementary and Sunnyside Elementary invite parents to
attend Telluride Repertory Theater's performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at Sunnyside at 1 p.m. 259-5429 for details.
Miller Middle School students will hold the annual
Operation Empty Bowl chili dinner at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the soup kitchen and Country Kids
with Cancer. 247-1418, ext. 121.
The Women's Resource Center, 723 E. Second Ave.,
hosts a workshop with Virginia Cavanaugh Miller
, CPA, MBA, on financial planning and forecasting from
5:30-7:30 p.m. 247-1242 to register.
Legendary guitarist and songwriter Chris Smither returns to
Durango with a DSCPA show at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. The show begins at 7:30
p.m. and singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey will be the opening act. 259-2606 for details.
Nova plays afrosambafunk at the Summit, 600 Main
Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.
Austin's Reckless Kelly plays hick
rock at Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-1475 for details.
Scoot n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents Round No. 8 in
its 2nd annual Music Talent Search at 8 p.m. Downstairs at Liquid, FLC Wednesdays continue
with student discounts and DJ Styles spinning house and break. 259-1400 for details.
The Sand Sheff
Trio plays at Haggard's Black Dog Tavern, 10 miles
east of Durango on Florida Road, at 6:30 p.m. 259-5657 for details.
Rickard plays at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main
Ave., from 6:30-10 p.m.
Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the exhibit ,
"In the Eye of the Beholder: Dearly Beloved Artworks from Southwestern Colorado
Collections," through Dec. 13. The exhibit showcases
more than 35 works of art, including major modern artists, American Indian textiles, and paintings
of the Southwest, on loan by local collectors. Upstairs, FLC Art Professor Amy Wendland's
sculpture is on display through Dec. 24 in an exhibit entitled "Adult Toys." 259-4363 for
The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, will screen "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion," a documentary filmed over the last decade, beginning Nov. 16. The film
examines the recent political history of the country during the Chinese occupation as well as the
beauty of the Himalaya and Tibetan culture. "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" shows nightly at 6:15
& 8:30 p.m. with weekend matinees at 4 p.m. 385-1711 for details.
The Durango High School Thespian Troupe 1096 will
perform "Les Miserables" on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the DHS Theater. A matinee will also
be held Nov. 15. The production represents one of the most challenging endeavors undertaken by the
troupe and features the work of 94 cast and crew members. The troupe has been working on the
production since late August. 259-1630, ext. 105 for details.
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery will host a
coordinated exhibit of multimedia works by local
artists Debra Greenblatt and Shan Wells. The exhibit
entitled "Glossadymi" runs through Nov. 13 and includes metaphorical statements about the natural
environment, dealing with the disadvantages of television and a light and sound display about the
beauty of the Aegean. The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery will host the Artists' Christmas Gift
Show and Sale beginning Nov. 17, featuring the work of widely published Navajo fine art
photographer LeRoy DeJolie. 247-7167.
Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., will present an
exhibit by California photographer David H.
Collier through Nov. 19. Collier, a graduate of the
Brooks Institute of Photography and has won numerous awards and competitions. His vivid color
photographs of the American West are a contemporary approach to a familiar subject. 382-8355 for
Museum, 3065 W. Se cond Ave., shows " Ranch Families: Culture
of America ," an exhibit featuring
photographs and artwork of southwest Colorado ranch families by Jenny & Greg
Gummersall.259-2402 for details.
Pianist Hoyle Osborne plays "Transcendental Ragtime" at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main
Ave., from 5:30-7 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. on weekdays except Sundays. 247-4431.
Amateur Fight Night returns to the Wild Horse Saloon on Nov. 20.
Suites," The Dance Center performance of the Second
Act of The Nutcracker, will take place Nov. 21-22 at the Smiley Theater. 259-4122 for
Jyemo and the
Extended Family will play a show at Haggard's Black
Dog Tavern on Nov. 21.
New York City singer-songwriter Stephan Smith will be
playing a solo acousticshow at the Silverton Town Hall on Nov. 21.387-5330 for
Holiday Gift Show , featuring unique and eclectic
gifts made by local artists, will take place Nov. 22 in the Oak Room at the Strater Hotel.
375-7640 for details.
The River Mist Learning Community will host a day of arts and culture at the Abbey Theatre on Nov. 22. The event will feature organic lunch,
live music, children's activities, drum and dance with the Matam Collective, and more. 385-4098
Durango Mountain Resort fires up the lifts for Benefit Day on Nov.
Michael Martin Murphey brings "A Cowboy Christmas" back to the Fort Lewis College Community
Concert Hall on Dec. 1
The Durango Wheel Club presents an evening of stories from Durango's cycling heroes , Sara Ballyntine, Tom Danielson, Greg Herbold, Ruthie Matthes, Ned
Overend, Bob Roll and John Tomac, on Dec. 2 at the Smiley Theater.
Singer/songwriter Greg Brown will perform at
the FLC Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Dec. 3.
Stars Over Fort Lewis College
What: A fund-raiser to raise money for student scholarships
Where: The Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies
When: Saturday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m.
Fort Lewis College Alumni and Foundation members will host
their second and final Stars Over Fort Lewis College fund-raiser this Saturday. More than 80
thirteen-inch stars decorated by national, regional and local artists, professional athletes and
celebrities will be auctioned to benefit student scholarships.
FLC Alumnus Shanan Longfellow (1993), credited for
inspiring the event, said the idea came after she heard of cows being decorated by artists in
Chicago for an auction. A large range of local and national celebrities and artists have decorated
and signed stars.
This year features artists and celebrities like U.S. Sen.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Sen. John McCain, "Entertainment Tonight" host Bob Goen, NASCAR
driver Kyle Petty, Fort Lewis College Professor of History Duane Smith, and retired Colorado
Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy.
Renowned sculptor Veryl Goodnight created the master star
for Stars Over Fort Lewis College. Based in Santa Fe, N.M., Goodnight has been sculpting for
nearly 30 years and is recognized as one of the leading equestrian sculptors.
The stars will be available for preview from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Center for Southwest Studies. The silent auction begins the
following day at 6 p.m. and ends promptly at 8 p.m. Six stars have been set aside for live
auction. Absentee bidding will be available via phone and internet.
Proceeds from the event are donated to scholarships for
Fort Lewis College students. Longfellow said she hopes to top the $60,000 the event made last
year. She also said that this will be the final year for the event because she doesn't want to
burn it out. Monson said the theory behind that is it would bring in higher revenues because the
stars would stay rare, and in small towns it is hard to do the same fund-raiser year after
For more information call 247-7177.
Reel Environmental Experience' hits the screen
What: A film festival benefiting the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center
Where: The Smiley Theater, 1309 E. Third Ave.
When: Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.
"Reel Environmental Experience," a film festival benefiting
the FLC Environmental Center, hits the Smiley Theater screen this Friday. The festival's theme is
"Arriving Alternatives: Getting There Differently" and it features short films that explore
alternatives to standard transportation and fossil fuel will be shown beginning at 7 p.m.
Films include "Chairs of Fire," an inspired look behind the
2003 Ultimate Chair Racing Championships at Fort Lewis College; "French Fries to Go," a picture
about biodiesel, a new and innovative way to save us from our petroleum addiction by converting
french fry grease into gasoline; "True Fans," a story of three guys journeying across America on
bikes to the Basketball Hall of Fame; and "We Aren't Blocking Traffic, We Are Traffic," which
chronicles the development of the "Critical Mass" bicycle movement, one of the most spirited and
dynamic social/political movements of the 1990s.
"French Fries to Go" won the award for Best Environmental
Picture at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, and "True Fans" was the winner of the People's
Choice Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Tickets are available at the Environmental
Center, the Information Desk of the College Union Building and at the door. For details, call
Abbey screens "Focused"
What: The latest ski film from Matchstick Productions
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 at 9 p.m.
The latest effort from Matchstick Productions, the crew
that's put together ski films like "Pura Vida," "The Tribe" and "Fetish," hits the Abbey Theatre
screen this Saturday. "Focused" features world-class skiers traveling the globe in search of steep
and deep. On screen are Seth Morrison, Wendy Fisher, Mike Douglas, Eric Pollard, Hugo Harrisson,
Shane McConkey and others. The MSP crew filmed these superstars skiing all over the world from
helicopters and at world class resorts.
Some highlights of "Focused" include Seth Morrison pulling
off huge rodeo 720's, Jay Quinlan sticking a back flip in his snowmobile and Shane McConkey skiing
off 600-foot cliffs with his parachute.
"These are some of the most insane stunts we have ever
filmed," says director Murray Wais.
The crew hauled its cameras and equipment from the terrain
parks of Lake Tahoe to the remote peaks of Alaska and Norway.
"Focused" will show at 7 & 9 p.m. at the Abbey. For
more information call 385-1711.