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Founding fathers of funk play Abbey
Music in the Mountains kicks off

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Tim Guidotti plays acoustic soul and funk on the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 5:30 p.m. Mike Coble and Richard White play the lounge.382-3844.

Fort Lewis College’s free summer bluegrass series continues from 6-8 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall with a show from the Hot Strings. This series continues each Thursday through Aug. 4 and admission is free. 247-7657 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit presents a group trail run on the west loop of the Animas Mountain trail at 6 p.m. Runners should meet at the Sailing Hawks trailhead. 385-2664.

Durango Scottish Dancers offers the first in a four-week dance class at 6:30 p.m. at the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. 382-9593 for details.

Pongas, 121 E. Eighth St., hosts a singles, 8-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.

Jeff Strahan and the Brothers Mayhem play blues and rock at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. 259-1400.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, hosts Open Mic Night from 8:30-11 p.m. Sign-ups for music and poetry begin at 8:30 p.m. 375-2121.

DJ Matthew spins music for ’80s NIght at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

The Kevin Fowler Band from Austin, Texas, plays the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

DJs Shawn Patrick and Niko spin house music for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-9200 for details.

Friday15

The San Juan Mountains Association offers a free, guided naturalist hike at Durango Mountain Resort from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 385-1210 for details.

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic guitar on the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 5:30 p.m. Mike Coble and Richard White play the lounge. 382-3844.

Local acoustic duo, Rosco, plays Koko’s Friendly Pub in Cortez from 6-9 p.m. 565-6000 for details.

Lakshmi Van Atta leads Kirtan, lively Sanskrit chanting from India, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Smiley Building’s Blue Heron Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave. The public is welcome.

Thom Rader plays a new classical guitar repertoire at The Berliner, 7874 Hwy 172 in Oxford, at 7 p.m. 884-2098.

Jeff Strahan and the Brothers Mayhem play a second night at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

DJ Shoe spins a contemporary club mix at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Former frontman of Men at Work, Colin Hay, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m. Local band, Wild Blooms, opens the show. 385-1711 for details.

The New Orleans band Juice plays its funk, blues, second line and rock at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts its Midnight Costume and Release Party for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince beginning at 10:30 p.m. A portion of reserved copies benefit the Durango Discovery Museum. 247-1438 for details.

Synthetic Elements plays live ska and punk at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200.

Movin’ On plays country and rock at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

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The Mancos Renaissance Faire takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cottonwood Park in Mancos. The event includes food, refreshments, vendors, horseback vaulting, weaponry fighting, live renaissance music, belly dancing, fire twirling, juggling, Merlin the Magician and more. Go to www.mancosrenaissance.com .

The Dog Days of Summer, a fund-raiser/celebration of dogs and their humans, takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Four Seasons Greenhouse in Dolores. 564-0100.

Santa Fe painter Andy Burns holds a public open house at the Aspen Guard Station, northeast of Mancos, from noon until dusk. 385-1219.

Charles Martinez plays Native American flute at the Great Kiva at Chimney Rock Archeological Center. Pre-concert admission takes place from 5:30-6 p.m. and reservations are encouraged. 883-5359 for details.

Eric Carlson plays the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 5:30 p.m. Lee Bartley plays piano in the lounge.382-3844 for details.

Brant Leeper, Paul Karmazyn and friends perform live jazz at Pure Soul Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, at 6 p.m. 259-5499.

“Cool Cars on Hot Summer Nights,” a car cruise through downtown Ignacio, takes place at 7 p.m. Prizes will be given to the coolest cars. 563-9287 for details.

The Cat Creek Band plays old-time music at The Berliner, 7874 Hwy 172 in Oxford, at 7 p.m. 884-2098 for details.

The 8th Avenue Tavern hosts karaoke from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. at 509 E. 8th Ave. 259-8801 for details.

Formula 151 brings its acoustic rock to the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The band will be joined by special guest Lacey Black. 259-2606 for details.

Ralph Dinosaur returns to Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with an 8:30 p.m. show. 259-1400 for details.

DJ Mowgli spins music for mountain top hip hop at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Albuquerque’s DJ Beatnick and local DJs spin progressive house music at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-9200.

Movin’ On plays the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

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Tim Guidotti plays the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 10 a.m. 382-3844 for details.

The Odd Sunday Sessions, open mic with Perfessor Bonehead, take place from 3-7 p.m. at the Lonewolf Bar & Grill. 883-5362 for details.

Music in the Mountains kicks off at 5 p.m. with “Fiddle Fantasia,” a special concert and dinner featuring Philippe Quint, at Blue Lake Ranch west of Durango. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the tiki bar at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

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

Triple Trouble, featuring Warren Jacobs and Larry Carver, plays blues and country from its new CD at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Pete Pheteplace and Richard White play jazz guitar at the Mahogany Grill, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play free bluegrass at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Monday18

Nina Sasaki plays the Tiki Bar at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Terry Rickard performs classic rock at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens “Before Sunrise” for the Women’s Resource Center’s Chick Flick Night. Doors open at 6 p.m. for socializing, a free slice of Diorio’s pizza and drink specials. 247-1242.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays a free acoustic show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7260.

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Thom Rader plays Samba and Bossa tunes from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Jazz Lounge at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo performs on the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave. , from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Music in the Mountains continues with chamber music including Bruch’s “Octet” and Britten’s “Phantasy Quartet” at 7 p.m. at the Durango Mountain Resort Festival Tent. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents open mic night from 7 p.m.-midnight. 247-2324 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Sullivan plays a free acoustic show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7260.

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

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents The Legends of Karaoke with Steve Taylor beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400.

Wednesday20

Southwest Smile Makers hosts a grand opening of its mobile, biodiesel clinic bus from 11-1p.m. at the Montezuma County Health Department, in Cortez. 565-3056 x 251.

Trails 2000 seeks volunteers to help with the construction of a new trail accessing Missionary Ridge located three miles up Florida Road. The work will take place from 3-8 p.m. 259-4682.

Junior Wheel Club meets at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Durango Recreation Center. Mountain bike riders ages 10-18 are welcome to ride with Chad Cheney, Sarah Tescher and other locals. 247-8355 for details.

Kitty Benzar, co-founder of the Western Slope No-Fee

Coalition, addresses the Weminuche Group of the Sierra Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. Benzar will explain the Recreation Access Tax. 259-3247 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group with vocalist Alison Dance performs on the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

The La Plata County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m. in the Anasazi Room of the La Plata County Courthouse. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard performs a free acoustic show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7260 .

Nina Sasaki plays at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a performance by the conservatory faculty at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. Visit www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Durango Nature Studies hikes the Thunder Moon from 8-10 p.m. at Haviland Lake. 382-9244 to register.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents The Legends of Karaoke with Steve Taylor beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400.

Indie-pop rockers Single File plays an all-ages show at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., hosts “Underground Lounge” with DJ Claytanik spinning music for Ladies Night. 385-0430 for details.

Ongoing

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens “Walk on Water,” winner of the Israeli Film Academy Award. The film follows an agent in the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, as he tracks down an aging Nazi war criminal. What begins as a deceptive mission dissolves into a journey through conflicting ideologies and histories, changing the agent’s view of the world forever. The film shows most nights at 4:30, 6:45 & 9 p.m. through July 21.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts its 12th

biennial Fiber Celebrated Exhibit in conjunction with the Intermountain Weavers Conference. The show features two and three-dimensional works as well as household works and wearable fibers. This exhibit runs Fri., July 15, - Aug. 26. The conference takes place June 28-30 at Fort Lewis College. Call 259-2606.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., presents an exhibit of black and white photographs by Arizona photographer Chip Thomas through Aug. 10. The show, “The Incidental Eye,” includes images taken on the Navajo Reservation, where Chip has worked as a physician since 1987, as well as photos from his travels throughout Africa and Cuba. 382-8355 for details.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama, 699 Main Ave., presents “Death at Devil’s Cave,” an action-packed Western melodrama full of gunfights, heroes, villains, lovers, liars and laughter, on odd numbered dates. On even-numbered dates, “The Vagabond,” an Irish comedy-melodrama, shows. The shows take place nightly at 7:30 p.m. except on Sundays. Call 247-3400 or visit www.DiamondCircleMelodrama.com for more information.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave. “on the corner,” presents the exciting, glowing watercolors of local artist Mary Lou Murray through the month of July. 247-9018 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies presents “Circle of Spirit: Navajo and Tibetan Wisdom for Living” through Oct. 21. The new exhibit was produced by the Center of Southwest Studies’ Exhibition Committee in conjunction with Peter Gold, author of Circle of the Spirit: Navajo and Tibetan Sacred Wisdom.

Durango BMX, located off Camino del Rio just south of Handlebar Cycles, hosts gate practices every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to dusk; races every Sunday with sign-ups from 1-2 p.m. and every Wednesday with sign-ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Todd Burdick BMX clinics on Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. All events are weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com for details.

The Children’s Museum of Durango, 802 E. Second Ave., presents its new exhibit, “Playing to Learn: Learning to Play.” The show explores the importance of play for children with the illusions area, swinging and tumbling, shopping in the grocery store, the water environment, a special toddler room and more. During this month, there are daily workshops celebrating the new Harry Potter book. 259-9234 for details.

Upcoming

The local chapter of Amnesty International hosts a July 20 action meeting at the Mason Center.

A Full Moon Celebration takes place July 21 at Chimney Rock Archeological Center and includes Charles Martinez’s Native American flute melodies.

Pediatric Associates of Durango offers a free, infant massage class on July 21.

The Durango High School Class of ’95 hosts a reunion on July 22 & 23.

George Winston will be performing a benefit concert for the Durango Arts Center and the Durango Community Food Bank on July 23.

A ballroom dance class takes place on July 23 at the VFW Post.

Jazzin’ Up July, a new music event mixing local and national jazz acts, takes place July 24 at Buckley Park.

Country Entertainer of the Year, Neal McCoy, will perform at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on July 26.

The Intermountain Weavers Conference takes place at Fort Lewis College from July 28-31 and includes an exhibit of fiber art.

The 5th annual Animas Valley Open Disc Golf tournament takes place at Colorado Timberline Academy on July 30-31.

The 3rd annual Durango 100-mile Mountain Bike Race returns to Durango Mountain Resort on Aug. 6.

The 2nd annual Durango Parks and Recreation Adult Triathlon takes place Aug. 6.

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Founding fathers of funk play Abbey
What: A show from original members of the Funky Meters
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Sun., July 17, at 9 p.m.

Three of the founding fathers of funk play Durango this week. The Durango Society of Cultural & Performing Arts (DSCPA) presents funk patriarchs Porter, Batiste and Stoltz, original members of the Meters, this Sunday. The trio will play a 9 p.m. show at the Abbey Theatre.

Bassist George Porter Jr., drummer Russell Batiste Jr. and guitarist Brian Stoltz might not be household names, but their contributions to funk and R&B are legendary. They form three-fourths of the Funky Meters with keyboardist Art Neville being the fourth member.

Dating back to 1967, Porter, Batiste and Stoltz have been originators of New Orleans funk. The three perform together as Porter, Batiste and Stoltz, better known as PBS, when Neville’s touring schedule with the Neville Brothers prevents him from joining the Funky Meters on the road.

PBS is known for its live show, whether it’s on an old Meters cut, a vintage New Orleans classic or a song from its newly-released “Expanding the Funkin’ Universe” album. The trio pulls from its collective span of 80 years of playing major roles in the history of funk, R&B, rock and soul music.

Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, the Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the ’60s and ’70s and was reborn in the late ’80s. With a legacy that continues with the Funky Meters and PBS, their trademark sound blends funk, blues and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe.

The PBS performance at the Abbey Theatre is a dance concert and seating will be limited. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m., with the concert scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. For more information, call 247-8060. 

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Music in the Mountains kicks off
What: Three-week classical music festival
Where: Durango Mountain Resort, Fort Lewis College and other locations
When: July 17-Aug. 7

Music in the Mountains, the local, three-week festival of classical music, opens its 19th season this week. This summer’s lineup of 35 concerts includes performances at the Purgatory Village Tent, Fort Lewis College and other accessible locations in the community.

During the course of the next few weeks, there will be conservatory programs featuring faculty and young artists, festival orchestra concerts, chamber ensemble performances, numerous free concerts and much more. As a special feature for the 19th season, two guest conductors, Leif Bjaland and Timothy Russell, are slated to lead the Festival Orchestra on July 24 and 31.

Dallas Symphony principal horn, Gregory Hustis, will lead the eight-concert chamber music series for his ninth season as festival artistic advisor and chamber music director. The eclectic lineup of concerts will include a special string concert of baroque music in addition to performances featuring the Adkins Family Ensemble and members of the Clavier Trio.

The concurrent Conservatory Music in the Mountains brings more than 150 college and pre-college age musicians studying string instruments and piano to Fort Lewis College in Durango. Festival Orchestra and chamber music concerts will be performed in the Purgatory Village Tent at Durango Mountain Resort, the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and St. Columba Catholic Church in Durango.

For information, check out The Durango Telegraph’s “On the Town” in coming weeks or log onto www.musicinthemountains.com.

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