Psyche Origami comes to Durango
Abbey Theatre screens 'The Inheritance'
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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.
Dewitt Baker will discuss "Homeland Security in Indian
Country" at 7 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies
Lyceum. The lecture is part of the National American Indian
Heritage Month Speaker Series. 247-7292 for details.
The FLC Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues as
local educators discuss books that have influenced
their lives at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. Panelists include Mary
Barter, Ashley Steinhart, Kalin Grigg, Duane Smith and Dale
Singer, songwriter Kris Delmhorst , winner of
the Telluride Bluegrass Troubador concert, will play a concert at
Katrina Blair's house. Melissa Crabtree will open. Potluck at 7
p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Call 247-0514 for directions.
The Fort Lewis College String Ensemble performs
a free concert at 7 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall in the Sage Hall
Pongas, 121 E. Eighth St., hosts a singles, 8-ball
pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.
Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave., hosts a free talk by
Aaron Kimple of the Wilderness Medical Institute at 7 p.m. Kimple
will discuss how to survive in a winter
environment . 247-8728 for details.
Grammy winner Mike Compton and David Long
play the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 8 p.m.
for a special night of Mandolin Duets.Compton is a mandolin
virtuoso and garnered attention in the film, "O Brother Where Art
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.
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 DJ Zen Ken and 6
Star General spinning music for Pint Night at 10 p.m. The
show will be webcast live on KDUR. 259-9200 for details.
Lee Bartley plays piano at Christina's Grill
and Bar, 21382 US Hwy. 160 W., from 5:30-9 p.m. 382-3844 for
Friends of the Durango Public library hold their annual meeting
and Holiday Book Sale at 7 p.m. at the Durango
Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. There will be a short business
meeting, followed by a talk by guest speaker Dr. Duane Smith and a
sale of books suitable for holiday gift giving.
Jeff Strahan and the Strangers play a free show
at Scoot 'n Blues, 800 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for
The Seth Yacovone Band , a prolific jam band
from Burlington, Vt., returns to theSummit, 600 Main Ave., at 9
p.m. 247-2324 for details.
Carvers, 1022 Main Ave., hosts a DJ Party with
DJs Rem-E, Tim House and Fat P spinning music at 10 p.m. 259-2545
Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts DJs Shawn Patrick,
Normandy and Nuff Said at 4
10:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit Annie's Orphans.
259-9200 for details.
The Artisans Holiday Gift Show takes place from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel. Work by local artisans
includes pottery, jewelry, fiber & paper works, fused glass,
painted eggs, mustards, apparel, soaps and more.
The Durango Farmers Market holds a Special Holiday
Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 901 E.
Second Ave. Local produce, meats and gifts will available for sale
from your favorite summer farmers market vendors.
Jazz Today returns to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E.
College, at 2 p.m. This month features an encore performance by the
jazz/jam quartet, "Furniture." 385-1711 for details.
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presents "Laura
Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up on the Prairie" at 3 p.m. at
the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The play is based
on the childhood memories of Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved
Little House series, and is suited to ages 4-12. 247-7657 for
The Tambo Center holds a respite day for children with
special needs from 3-8 p.m. at the Mason Center, 301 E.
12th St. Children with special needs and their siblings are
welcome. 247-5702 ext. 240 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
Scoot 'n Blues, 800 Main Ave., hosts Saturday
Nite Live, the "world's best karaoke" beginning at
8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.
The Seth Yacovone Band plays a second show at
the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.
Local singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at
Scoot 'n Blues, 800 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 259-1400 for
Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at 121 W.
8th St. 382-8554 for details.
Heartlight Wholistic Health Center, 97 W. North St. in Bayfield,
hosts an "Imagining Party" from 7-8:30 p.m. The
event is nondenominational and open to everyone. 884-9343 for
The Blue Moon Ramblers play bluegrass at the
Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., from 7-10 p.m. 375-7150 for
Day of rest
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
Durango Mountain Resort fires up the lifts for Benefit
Day at 9 a.m. Lift tickets are just $10 and all proceeds
benefit the Durango Discovery Museum. 247-9000 for details.
Scoot 'n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts a second night of
King Karaoke with Steve Kahler at 8 p.m. 259-1400
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. 259-2606 for details.
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 for details.
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.
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 Thanksgiving Placemats with Veggie
Printing," will be offered for a small fee at any time during
museum hours through Nov. 21. 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 theme 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 for
Durango Mountain Resort officially opens for
business on Nov. 25, the day following its unofficial opener,
The annual Turkey Trot 5-mile race and 1-mile
family race take place on Nov. 25 at Fort Lewis College. 382-8005
Sylvia Zurko plays Celtic and classic harp at
the DoubleTree on the afternoon of Nov. 25.
DOWN , the Abbey Theatre's monthly club night,
takes place on Nov. 26.
The Durango Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas
caroling procession down Main Ave. is scheduled for Nov.
The Durango Arts Center hosts a free tour of the current
exhibit during lunch on Nov. 29.
The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center's 3rd annual Film
Festival and fund-raiser, "A Reel Environmental Experience
2004" takes place on Dec. 2.
Maria's Bookshop hosts a book signing with area author
Kari Chalker for her new book, Totems to Turquoise
, on Dec. 2.
The Motet, Afro-Cuban-Latin-funk-jazz ensemble, returns to the
Abbey Theatre on Dec. 2.
Members of the Kenyan-based, nongovernmental organization,
Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO) will
give a free performance at Fort Lewis College on Dec. 3.
The 1st annual Cycling Awards Night takes place
on Dec. 7 at the Smiley Theater.
The FLC Community Concert Hall hosts David Taylor Dance
Theatre's performance of "The Nutcracker" on Dec.
Psyche Origami comes to Durango
What: A show by the underground/indie hip-hop trio
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Ave.
When: Friday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 p.m.
Four turntables and one mic will take over the Abbey Theatre this Friday night. Psyche Origami, an indie trio from Atlanta, showcases its variety of hip-hop beginning at 10 p.m. Local hip-hop band Dialogue opens the show.
Psyche Origami has been described as having "Jurassic Five hip hop harmonies, De La Soul vernacular idiom and a Dilated People's itch for scratching." The band is known for putting a unique spin on the cornerstone of hip hop music: the exchange between the MC and the DJ. The band meshes the spins of DJs Dainja and Synthesis with the rhymesof MC Wyzsztyk, who's been called "two parts native tongue, one part Carl Sagan."
Over the past two years, the combination has seen increasing success. Psyche Origami now has an EP, one full-length album and three 12-inch singles to its credit. In the last year, the band headlined shows in Atlanta; Athens, Georgia; Greensboro, N.C.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Orlando, Fla.; and landed on bills with the likes of Talib Kweli, Gift of Gab and Nappy Roots. This summer, Psyche Origami was also ranked for better than a month on CMJ's national hip-hop top 40 chart.
The sound earned accolades from James Nichols of
, who wrote, "DJs Synthesis and Dainja battle it out on vinyl, trading scratch solos while Wyzsztyck lays down funny, clever verses. The production has a warm, laid-back vibe, with swinging beats and smooth hooks."
Abbey Theatre screens 'The Inheritance'
What: The latest film from acclaimed director Per Fly
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Most nights at 6:20 & 8:30 p.m. through Dec. 2
The work of top Danish director Per Fly hits the screen at the Abbey Theatre beginning this Friday, Nov. 19. The local, independent cinema screens the film "The Inheritance" through Dec. 2.
"The Inheritance" is the story of a man transformed by power. Christoffer, heir to a vast industrial fortune, has abandoned the family business for an idyllic life with wife Maria, a beautiful stage actress. When his father commits suicide, Christoffer must return to Denmark to face the life he left behind. What he finds is a business on the brink of bankruptcy, a brother-in-law scheming for control, and a domineering mother who insists Christoffer take control of the family business. His decision will force him to choose between two colliding worlds, between loyalty to his family and the woman he loves.
Critics have compared "The Inheritance" to Shakespeare and Ibsen.
Kenneth Turan, of the
Los Angeles Times
, wrote, "A powerhouse! Highly dramatic and intensely emotional, blessed with strong themes and unstoppable narrative drive, it is adult, intelligent entertainment of a kind we rarely see these days."
Richard Schickel, of
called it, "A formally elegant, subtly savage and powerfully affecting film. A treasurable rarity!"
And Stephen Holden, of the
New York Times,
called the film, "A sleek, desolate fable about the conflict between corporate values and human needs. Critic's Pick!"
Acoustic masters play Concert Hall
What: A show by Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Sunday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.
Two of the world's most accomplished acoustic musicians will take Durango's biggest stage this Sunday. Edgar Meyer's stand-up bass and Mike Marshall's mandolin, guitar and fiddle play the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College beginning at 7 p.m. Doors to the Spotlight Lounge open at 6 p.m.
A master of mandolin, guitar and violin, Marshall's playing is as imaginative
and adventurous as it is technically thrilling. Throughout his career, Marshall
has performed and recorded with some of the top acoustic string instrumentalists
in the world, including Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor, Bela Fleck, Joshua
Bell and the treat for the Durango audience, Edgar Meyer.
"Mike Marshall puts his stamp on everything he plays with an unusually potent blend of intellect and emotion," said Gary Penington, Concert Hall managing director. "Put him on stage with Edgar Meyer, and I can only imagine how astonishing this show is going be."
A Nashville native, bass virtuoso Meyer has recorded with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Garth Brooks and the Chieftains, and was a member of Strength in Numbers, which featured O'Connor, Fleck, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush. His "Appalachian Journey" won Meyer, O'Connor and Yo-Yo Ma a Grammy in 2001.
Beyond bluegrass, Meyer is also fluent in classical music and has premiered his own compositions, "Bass Concerto," "Bass Quintet" and "String Trio" with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Emerson String Quartet, and the Chamber Music Society.
For more information or tickets for the Sunday show, call 247-7657 or log onto