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“Heights” arrives at the Abbey
Free jazz comes to downtown
George Winston returns to Durango

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Thursday21

Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., offers a free infant massage class at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. 259-7337 to reserve a spot.

Kirk James plays blues and rock at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., offers Parent’s Night Out from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The evening includes dinner and play in the museum. 259-9234..

Tim Guidotti performs on the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 5:30 p.m. 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 a yet-to-be-announced band. 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 Lion’s Den and College Loop at 6 p.m. Runners should meet at the Chapman Hill trailhead. 385-2664.

Mercy Medical Center offers a free presentation, “Arthritis: Causes, Prevention and Treatments,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Eolus Room at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Orthopedic surgeon Kim Furry and physical therapist Phil Rambo will give the talk.

The Chimney Rock Archeological Center hosts a full moon celebration featuring Native American flute from Charles Martinez. The gate opens at 6:45 p.m. and reservations are required. 883-5359 for details.

Music in the Mountains continues at 7 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort with “Hungarian Heat,” chamber music from Mendelssohn and Dohnanyi. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

The Tom Maynard and Brant Leeper Duo play jazz at the Sidecar Lounge at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., from 6: 30-10 p.m. Sugarhouse plays rock upstairs. 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 for details.

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

The Lion’s Den Unlimited spins reggae, dancehall and hip hop for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-9200 for details.

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Friday22

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.

Music in the Mountains presents a

free concert with Tom Demer on fiddle at noon at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Sally Shuffield plays acoustic rock on the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 5:30 p.m. 382-3844 for details.

The DHS Class of ’95 Reunion has a “Night on the Town” at 6 p.m. at Bistro JP, 701 E. Second Ave. The evening includes dinner, dessert and a bar hopping scavenger hunt. 799-2236 for details.

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

Music in the Mountains presents a Conservatory Faculty Concert featuring the Clavier Trio at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Suzan Craig, museum educator, discusses the Canyons of the Ancients at 7:30 p.m. at Mancos State Park. 533-7065 for details.

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

Local jazz-funk fusion band, The Frank Trio, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. The show is a benefit for the band’s upcoming seven show tour of New York and Vermont. 247-2324 for details.

Detective Jabsco plays live ska at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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

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Saturday23

The Chimney Rock Archeological Area hosts traditional singers, storytellers and dancers from Hopi, Acoma, Laguna, San Juan, Santa Clara and Picuris pueblos as well as the Southern Ute Heritage performers beginning at 11 a.m. 883-5359 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a free concert featuring Conservatory Young Artists at 2 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

The DHS Class of ’95 Reunion continues with a Backyard BBQ at 255 CR 216. Transportation can be arranged. 799-2236 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a 5 p.m. show by the Festival Orchestra at Durango Mountain Resort. Selections will include Bach/Stokowski, Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Jenny Weingardner plays the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 5:30 p.m. 382-3844.

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

The Dances of Universal Peace return to the Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. 385-7375 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 Frank Trio performs straight-ahead jazz at 7:30 p.m. at the Scoot ‘n Blues Sidecar Lounge, 900 Main Ave. Upstairs, the Bad News Blues Band performs at 8:30 p.m. 259-1400.

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

Liquid Cheese brings its live ska back to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

C.C. Swing plays an encore show at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

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Singer-songwriter 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 Chimney Rock Archeological Area hosts a second day of traditional Native American singers, storytellers, and dancers beginning at 11 a,m. 883-5359

Music in the Mountains presents “Carnival of the Animals,” a free concert for young people, at 1 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Music in the Mountains presents “Soaring Strings,” a 5 p.m. concert by the Festival Orchestra at Durango Mountain Resort. Selections include Mendelssohn, Nicolai and Brahms. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard 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.

Kirk James plays solo rock and blues 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 Daryle Bogenrief Memorial Flotilla Fund Raiser, an Animas River float parade, starts at the Mild to Wild Boat Barn, 1111 Camino del Rio, at 6:30 p.m. Party and auction to follow at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 247-4789.

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

Trine, a trio featuring award-winning songwriters Melissa Crabtree, Adrienne Braswell and Jenny Bird, play a house concert at 8 p.m. in North Durango. 903-9770 for directions.

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Monday25

Music in the Mountains presents a free Conservatory Young Artists concert for Kids With Strings at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

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.

Pongas, 121 E. Eighth St., hosts a 9-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents “Go for Baroque,” a special string concert, at 7 p.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

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

Music in the Mountains presents “Next Generation I,” a Conservatory Young Artists concert at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis’ Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com.

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Tuesday26

Music in the Mountains presents “Family Festivo,” the annual free children’s show featuring the Festival Orchestra, Durango Children’s Theater and Ballet Folklorico, at 11 a.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. www.music-inthemountains.com for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a free Conservatory Young Artists concert for Kids With Strings at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo performs on the patio at the 4 Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave. , from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884.

An overview of natural building technologies and materials takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The seminar will be led by Philip Mirkin, Hybrid Adobe Founder, and Jeff Adams, former director of the Center for Appropriate Technology. Visit www.hybridadobe.com for details.

Music in the Mountains presents “Summer Dreams,” a 7 p.m. chamber music concert at Durango Mountain Resort. Selections include Bolcom, Liebermann, Mozart and more. www.musicinthemountains.om 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.

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Wednesday27

San Juan Citizens Alliance sponsors a free photo workshop in the Canyons of the Ancients with photographer Jeff Widen. The workshop will be limited to 10 people. 259-3583 to register.

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

Music in the Mountains presents a free Conservatory Young Artists concert for Kids With Strings at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

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.

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 Southwest Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SWCRES) holds its quarterly general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Durango City Hall, 949 E. Second Ave. The meeting is open to anyone interested in cleaner, more efficient energy. 259-8090 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7260 for details.

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

Local punk ska favorite, Warsaw, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Jason Boland and the Stragglers play an “open fiesta” at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568.

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

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Ongoing

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 through Aug. 26, and the conference takes place June 28-30 at Fort Lewis College. DAC also presents collage and artists’ books by Santa Fe’s Victoria Rabinowe in the Art Library through August 31. In conjunction with the exhibit, Rabinowe will present a Dream Workshop on July 31. Call 259-2606 for more information.

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 been working as a physician since 1987, as well as photographs captured during 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 is 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.

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.

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, and other project partners. 247-7456 for details.

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.

Johnny Maddox plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., every night except Sunday at 5 p.m. 375-7150 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 including Magical Sorting Hat, the Magical Wand, Owl Masks, and a special Magic Trick. 259-9234 for details.

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Upcoming

San Juan Mountains Association sponsors a class on “Weeds in Natural and Agricultural Areas, East La Plata” on July 28. 385-1210 for details.

The local chapter of Amnesty International hosts an action meeting on July 28 at the Mason Center.

Special Olympics Colorado hosts its annual car wash on July 30 at the Durango VFW.

“Hike, Lunch and Wine with a Llama” returns to Durango Mountain Resort on July 30.

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

Chimney Rock honors a major lunar standstill with a special fund-raising event on July 31. The standstill occurs once every 18.6 years. 883-5359 for reservations.

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.

Silverton Mountain hosts the second annual Downhill Freeride Gravity Fest, a downhill mountain bike race, on Aug. 6.

The 2005 La Plata County Fair, where “Old Fashion Fun is Still Alive in 2005,” takes place Aug. 10-14.

The Community Concert Hall has rescheduled two-time country entertainer of the year Neal Mccoy for Sept. 8.

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“Heights” arrives at the Abbey
What: The breakout film from director Chris Terrio
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: July 22-Aug. 4, playing most nights at 4:45, 7 & 9:15 p.m.

New York City goes on screen at the Abbey Theatre this week. Beginning Fri., July 22, the Abbey screens “Heights,” New York native Chris Terrio’s debut film.

“Heights” follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel (Elizabeth Banks), a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan (James Marsden), a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel’s mother Diana (Glenn Close) learns that her husband has a new lover and begins to re-think her life choices and her open marriage. Diana and Isabel’s paths eventually cross with Alec (Jesse Bradford), a young actor, and Peter (John Light), a journalist.

As the interrelated stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the five characters begin to reveal themselves and their stories unravel. Isabel, Jonathan, Diana, Alec and Peter must choose what kind of lives

they will lead before the sun comes up the next day. The film includes cameos from the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Eric Bogosian and Isabella Rossellini and is drawing widespread critical acclaim.

“The film is never dull, the writing and direction are impeccable, the ensemble performances are uniformly seamless, and ‘Heights’ is brave, eloquent and seamless,” wrote Rex Reed of the New York Observer.

“Heights” shows most nights at 4: 45, 7 & 9:15 p.m. and plays through Aug. 4. For more information, call the Abbey at 385-1711.

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Free jazz comes to downtown
What: A free show by local and regional jazz performers
Where: Buckley Park, at 12th Street and Main Avenue
When: Sun., July 24, noon to 6 p.m.

Free music is returning to downtown Durango this Sunday. Jazzin’ Up July, a new, local music event, premieres at Buckley Park this Sunday. Jazzin’ Up will feature a mixture of top local and regional jazz entertainment and run from noon to 6 p.m.

According to event organizer Bob Kunkel, the new addition was meant to fill a musical void in Durango. “The jazz scene has been under-represented on the summer special event schedule, so Jazzin’ Up was created to fill that void,” he said. “The key elements of the event – the location, the high caliber of the jazz performers and the time and day – will make this event very appealing to a wide audience of locals and visitors alike.”

Kunkel added, “Maybe best of all, there is no admission, the event is free.”

Local performers include Joyce Simpson, the Jeff Solon Jazz Group and Hot Biscuits. The featured performance will come from Dotsero, a Denver-based group that, for the last 20 years, has been voted by Westword as Denver’s top jazz entertainer.

“The atmosphere will be very laid back, a summer Sunday afternoon, a comfortable grassy park, and the cool sounds of jazz floating in the air,” Kunkel said.  

The event takes place at Buckley Park between 12th and 13th streets. Because the park is school district property, no alcohol or tobacco will be allowed. However, a special area will be set up on Main Avenue adjacent to the park that will include a beer and wine garden and a food court. All proceeds will be donated to support Durango High School’s music programs. Event-goers should bring a blanket or camp chair but are asked to leave pets at home.

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George Winston returns to Durango
What: A benefit concert for the arts center and Community Food Bank
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: Sat., July 23, 8 p.m.

Legendary piano performer and composer George Winston is paying Durango another visit this weekend. Once again, local residents can put entertainment toward a worthy cause. The Saturday show is a benefit for the Durango Arts Center. Winston is also asking that concertgoers bring a donation of non-perishable food to benefit the local food bank.

Winston is known throughout the world for his expansive and evocative piano performances and has been recording and performing for 32 years. He currently is working on R&B piano, studying the playing styles of great New Orleans pianists and working on interpreting pieces by his favorite composers, Professor Longhair, Vince Guaraldi and the Doors. His 10th and most recent recording, “Montana – A Love Story,” touches on the rich themes of his childhood years spent in the state.

However, Winston spends most of his time on tour, playing solo piano in his Summer Show or Winter Show, solo guitar and harmonica concerts, or solo piano dances. He says he is driven by a deep-rooted realization that his craft is still evolving. Consequently, Winston’s mission is to bring music to life, whether through live performance, musical interpretation of others’ works or recording and producing his own albums and those of others.

In addition to the performance at the Durango Arts Center on Saturday night, Winston also will host a free piano workshop at the Arts Center at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.  The evening show begins at 8 p.m. and there are also 75 reception tickets available. Call 259-2606 for details.

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