Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men play the Abbey
Blues diva plays local benefit
Fort Lewis explores Native American issues
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Tim Guidotti plays acoustic soul and funk at
Christina's Grill and Bar, 21382 US Hwy. 160 W., from 5:30-9 p.m.
382-3844 for details.
Maria's Bookshop sponsors a 7 p.m. Reading Group
Party at the Durango Rec. Center for members of registered
reading groups and anyone interested in joining. The event features
speakers Randy Hickernell, of the Time Warner Book Publishing
Division, and local author Kate Niles. 247-1438 for details.
The FLC Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues with "
Earth from Space : Satellite Views of Interesting
Geology, Surface Features and Earth Phenomena," a lecture by Rob
Blair at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. 247-7400 for details.
Pongas, 121 E. Eighth St., hosts a singles, 8-ball
pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.
The FLC Jazz Ensemble performs at 7 p.m. at the
Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. 247-7657 for
The Sound Liberation Peace Choir meets from
7-8:30 p.m. at the Heartlight Wholistic Health Center, 97 W. North
St. in Bayfield. 884-9216 for details.
Scoot 'n Blues, 800 Main Ave., continues its first annual
Air Guitar Competition at 8 p.m. Solos, duos and
bands are welcome. 259-1400 for details.
DJsIrah and El Beau spin funky house music at
the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.
Durango Joe's, 732 E. College, hosts Open Mic
Night from 9-11 p.m. Sign-ups for the talent contest begin
at 8:30 p.m. 375-2121 for details.
Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Durango Mountain Resort's
" Pray for Powder Party" with DJs Shawn Patrick
and Stephen spinning disco at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.
Nina Sasaki plays rock n' roll at Christina's
Grill and Bar, 21382 US Hwy. 160 W., from 5:30-9 p.m. 382-3844 for
The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center and Great Old Broads
for Wilderness present a free lecture entitled, " Why Great
Old Broads Need Great Big Predators ," by environmental
activist and educator Michael Soul`E9 at 7 p.m. in 125 Noble Hall.
Soul`E9 is one of the leading environmental award winners of the
past century. 247-7676 for details.
The 9th annual Durango Nordic Ski Ball takes
place at the Doubletree Hotel from 8 a.m.-midnight. The event
includes hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and dancing to the music of
the High Rollers.
Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanoes
return to Scoot 'n Blues, 800 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for
Optimal Frequency , a Front Range band with
Durango roots, plays at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.
247-2324 for details.
DJ Hydro from Telluride spins reggae, funk and
Motown at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for
Maria's Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 10 a.m. reading with
New Mexico author Nancy Wood for her new
children's book, Old Coyote . Illustrated by artist Max
Grafe, it is a universal tale about the continuing circle of life.
247-1438 for details.
The Eleventh Street WordShop sponsors a half-day
writer's workshop withDurango author Kate
Nilesfrom1 to 5 p.m.at a TBA location. 385-5452 for details.
The Four Corners Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae
Association meets from 5 to 8 p.m. at Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E.
Second Ave. 259-7977.
Laura Wright plays classical piano at Christina's Grill and Bar,
21382 US Hwy. 160 W., from 5:30-9 p.m. 382-3844 for details.
The 8th Annual Black-tie AIDS Benefit takes
place at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
The event includes cocktails, dinner, an auction and dance.
385-4760 for details.
The Dances of Universal Peace take place at 7
p.m. at the Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St. 385-7375.
Scoot 'n Blues, 800 Main Ave., hosts Saturday
Nite Live, the "world's best karaoke" beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400
Local bands Freewill Recovery and The
Frank Trio share a double bill at the Summit, 600 Main
Ave. Freewill Recovery opens the showfrom 9:30-11 p.m. and Frank
Trio closes it down from 11:30- 2 p.m. 247-2324 for details.
Liquid Cheese , the ska, funk band from El
Paso, returns to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m.
259-9200 for details.
The Shape Shifters bring their improvisational
rap and hip-hop to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 10:30 p.m.
385-1711 for details.
Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays at Scoot
'n Blues, 800 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 259-1400 for details.
Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at 121 W.
8th St. 382-8554 for details.
The Alexander Murray Faculty Recital Series
continues at 7 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall in the Sage Hall
Building. This recital includes performances by Rochelle Mann
(flute), Mark Walters (clarinet), Lisa Campi (piano) and Brian
Wagner (guitar). 247-7657 for details.
The Blue Moon Ramblers play bluegrass at the
Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., from 7-10 p.m. 375-7150 for
The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens "Tea With Mussolini,"
a semi-autobiographical tale from the early life of director Franco
Ziffirelli, for Chick Flick Night . Doors open at
5:30 p.m. with drink specials and a chance at a door prize.
The University of New Mexico music faculty performs a
classical music recital at 7 p.m. in Roshong
Recital Hall in the Sage Hall building. 247-7377 for details.
Scarlet Letters presents a reading by poet
Jennifer K. Dick and author Steven J. Meyers at 7:30 p.m. in the
Durango Arts Center Gallery, 802 E. Second Ave. Dick will be
promoting her book Fluorescence, which won the 2004 Contemporary
Poetry Series award.
Maria's Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6 p.m. talk and
book signing with the eminent southwest archaeologist
Florence Lister for her new book, Troweling Through Time: The First
Century of Mesa Verdean Archaeology. 247-1438 for details.
The FLC Environmental Center presents a free lecture by
Dr. Laura Guzman-Stein on a revolutionary Costa
Rican law that has significantly lowered birthrates at 7 p.m. in
125 Noble Hall. 247-7676 for details.
The Fort Lewis College Brass and Woodwind
Ensembles perform a free concert at 7 p.m. in Roshong
Recital Hall in the Sage Hall building.
Tuesday Trivia takes place at Lady
Falconburgh's, 640 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 382-9664 for details.
Scoot 'n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents King
Karaoke with Steve Kahler beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for
San Juan Singles hosts a social mixer for area
singles from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Seasons, 764 Main Ave. The mixer
will focus on making plans for winter activities. 375-6235 for
The Fort Lewis College Chamber Choir performs a
free concert at 7 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall in the Sage Hall
Scoot 'n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts a second night of
King Karaoke with Steve Kahler at 8 p.m. 259-1400
The Lymbyc Systym , a keyboard and drum duo,
brings its organic funk to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.
247-2324 for details.
The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens " Festival
Express, " the concert film from an infamous concert tour
across Canada in 1970, beginning Nov. 13. The picture features
Janis Joplin two months before her death, Jerry Garcia and the
Dead, Buddy Guy, and The Band. It follows the activities
surrounding these musicians as they lived together for five
straight days on a train during that summer. Directed by two-time
Grammy winner, Bob Smeaton, the film shows at 6:30 & 8:30 most
nights. 385-1711 for details.
The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts "
Visions from the Edge, " an exhibit of outsider
art, through Dec. 10. Creativity is the real theme of the show,
which focuses on work from unschooled artists including the
internationally renowned art of Howard Finster; Tony Pernciaro's
drawings; Roy Benze Miller's mixed media sculpture; an installation
by William Dixon; paintings by Tom Darnell; and a series of
photographs by Paul Pennington. A concurrent exhibit, "Outside the
Outsiders," displays the work of Kindred Spirits artists under the
direction of Margaret Pacheco. On Thursday, Nov. 11, the
documentary film series, "Visions of Paradise," will be presented
at 7 p.m. 259-2606.
The Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre presents
"Skins" Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 11-14. Curtain for
most performances is at 7:30 p.m. along with a 2:30 p.m. matinee
performance on Sunday, Nov. 14, and a benefit event at 6:30 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 12. "Skins" is a conceptual piece that explores the
sensual and intellectual dimensions of poetry and visual art -
stretching the boundaries of perception - by merging them with the
realms of stage music, voice and body. 247-7089 for details.
Nationally acclaimed Kiowa artist Teri Greeves'
one-person exhibition of beadwork will be on display at the Fort
Lewis College Art Gallery through Nov. 18. Greeves' work is in line
with Southern Plains beadwork traditions and relates the history
and culture of the Kiowa, Shoshone and Arapaho peoples. Her work is
in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum
of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the Denver Art Museum,
the Heard Museum in Phoenix, and others. 247-7167.
Open Shutter Gallery, 755 East Second Ave., presents
"Camera to Canvas," the Impressionistic work of
Durango photographer John White, through Dec. 1. White is Professor
Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University in horticulture and
academic life led him to photography. His photographs have been
printed in 20 books and numerous articles. White now creates
painterly works of landscapes and florals by using original color
photographs and transforming them through the use of Photoshop
image manipulation. 382-8355.
Hoyle Osborne plays Transcendental Ragtime and
Pan-American Caf`E9 Music at The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main
Ave., from 5:30-7 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. Osborne performs nightly
except Sundays through Oct. 30. 247-4431 for details.
The Children's Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., presents
"Nature and Me" an exhibit about the indigenous
trees in the area. Included in the exhibit is a puppet tree house,
forest campsite, mini forest, bugs that help and hurt trees, video
information about the effects of the Missionary Ridge Fire, a walk,
and more. A workshop, "Make Dried Apple Wreaths," will be offered
for a small fee at any time during museum hours through Nov. 14.
259-9234 for details.
The Center of Southwest Studies hosts its second annual "
Images of the Southwest, " Juried Photography Show
through Dec. 15 in the Exhibit Gallery. The them of this year's
contest, which was open to the public, was "Women, Weather and
Water." An exhibit of 40 years of political cartoons entitled
"Evolution of Durango Man," is also on display. 247-7494.
Prominent local citizens will be locked up at Caf`E9 Sarie's to
raise money for muscular dystrophy on Nov. 18.
Grammy Winner Mike Compton and David Long will
bring the sounds of "O Brother Where Art Thou" to the Abbey Theatre
on Nov. 18.
The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College hosts the
theater performance, " Laura Ingalls Wilder :
Growing Up on the Prairie," on Nov. 20.
"Jazz Today" returns to the Abbey Theatre on
Nov. 20 with an encore performance by Furniture.
The Durango Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Caroling
procession down Main Ave. is scheduled for Nov. 26.
Members of the Kenyan-based, non-governmental organization,
Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO) will give a free
performance at Fort Lewis College on Dec. 3.
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men play the Abbey
What: A DSCPA show by the alt-country innovator
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Friday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m.
The Durango Society of Cultural & Performing Arts (DSCPA) will let down its hair and rock out this Friday. On Nov. 12, the non-profit brings Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men to Durango for an 8:30 p.m. show at the Abbey Theatre.
"Dave Alvin is one of the most respected musicians in the world for his abilities as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and music historian," said DSCPA Vice President Chris Aaland. "When he played for us five years ago, he was accompanied by just one other musician and played acoustic folk songs. In two weeks, he'll be with his six-piece band playing rock 'n' roll and electric blues."
Alvin was an innovator in the roots revolution of the late 1970s and early '80s when he was the lead guitarist and songwriter for the Blasters, a five-piece rockabilly act that fused traditional blues, country and rock with punk. After leaving the Blasters in 1986, the Grammy-award winning Alvin became one of the leaders of the Americana and alt-country movements by releasing such classic albums as "King of California," "Blue Blvd.," "Blackjack David" and his latest record, "Ashgrove."
Alvin's backing band, the Guilty Men, features three guitarists plus a keyboard player, bassist and drummer. Among the members of the Guilty Men is Chris Gaffney, a honky-tonk pianist and accordion player who is also well-known in songwriting circles.
The show will be a dance concert, and seating at the Abbey Theatre is limited, and the 8:30 p.m. starting time is a bit later than most DSCPA shows, but the doors and the bar will open an hour earlier for those who want to get seats.
Blues diva plays local benefit
What: A concert by Kelley Hunt benefiting the La Plata Family Centers Coalition
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
Renowned blues/R&B artist Kelley Hunt moves out of the clubs and onto the big stage this Saturday. She plays a Nov. 13 benefit for the La Plata Family Centers Coalition at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.
Recognized throughout the industry and in the press as "fiercely independent," Hunt combines her earthy Midwestern identity with the influences of R&B, roots rock, blues, gospel, folk and soul to create a unique sound. Originally from Emporia, Kansas, where she took her first piano lesson at age 10, Hunt arrived in Los Angeles an unknown, but her commanding piano style and fresh, honest and unpretentious material immediately earned her the undivided attention of industry executives.
"Kelley Hunt is an artist capable of rocking hard on one hand and supercharging her surroundings at slower tempos on the other," said Gary Penington, concert hall managing director. "Smaller local venues have exceeded capacity when she's visited Durango. It's time for her to play a major hall like the Community Concert Hall."
Hunt's recently released CD, "New Shade of Blue," promises to bring her into sharp international focus.
"Kelley Hunt remains an astonishingly well-kept secret on the blues circuit," noted the
Twin Cities City Pages
."She's a powerful singer with a huge reservoir of blues and R&B muscle and can singe your eyebrows with a ballad or full-tilt boogie. She's also a rollicking pianist and a superior songwriter with a knack for going for the musical jugular."
Fort Lewis explores Native American issues
What: A local lecture series celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month
Where: Various locations at Fort Lewis College
When: Nov. 15-18
Local, regional and national Native American issues will take center stage at Fort Lewis College during the coming week. The college is celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month by hosting a speaker series through Nov. 18.
"This series is part of the American Indian Heritage Month," said Hubert Williams, director of the college's Native American Center. "We are continuing our tradition of presenting current Native American issues from across the state and country."
The lecture series kicked off with a Nov. 8 talk by U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell and continues with a Nov. 15 presentation on Fort Lewis College's Native American tuition waiver by David Eppich, assistant to the president for external affairs. The talk takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum.
Governor George Rivera of the Pueblo of Pojoaque in New Mexico will discuss "Legalities of Tribal Economic Development" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. Rivera and his staff are responsible for the administration of civil and tribal law enforcement, social services, tribal health, education, welfare and economic development programs for the Pueblo of Pojoaque.
Philip S. Deloria will discuss "Indian Law" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Deloria is the director of the American Indian Law Center in Albuquerque, N.M. He is a lecturer at the University of New Mexico, where he teaches the course in tribal-state relations.
And Dewitt Baker will discuss "Homeland Security in Indian Country" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. A member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Baker serves on a homeland security panel in Washington, D.C.
For more information on the series contact the Native American Center at 247-7292.