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Ongoing Upcoming

Abbey screens ‘The Hit List’
Mark O’Connor returns
Four Corners Sound Relief continues

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Thursday20

The children’s café, P is for Peanut, 473 E College, offers a workshop on painting rock jack-o-lanterns at 1:30 p.m. 385-4525 to register.

Fort Lewis College hosts a reception for Featured Scholar Kathleen Fine-Dare, at 4 p.m. in the Berndt Hall foyer. Fine-Dare is an internationally known professor of anthropology and women’s studies. 247-7100.

El Centro de Muchos Colores offers free salsa dance lessons from professional dancers from 5-6 p.m. in El Centro, 420 Berndt Hall at Fort Lewis. -247-7290.  

The Fort Lewis College/Durango Rotaract Club hosts a dance and concert featuring Formula 151 from 6-9 p.m. at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on the Colorado Trail at 6 p.m. Runners should meet at the Junction Creek Rd. trailhead. 385-2664 for details.

The Badly Bent and Tim Sullivan & Narrow Gauge perform in the Four Corners Sound Relief Concert at 7 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. All proceeds benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. 247-7657 for details.

The Thursday Night Thought and Inquiry Forum hosts “Film Night” at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave. This month the feature film is “13 Conversations About One Thing.” A discussion will follow the film. 884-7277 for details.

The Heartlight Wholistic Health Center, 97 W. North St. in Bayfield, screens “What the Bleep Do We Know” at 7 p.m. Discussion will follow. 884-9216.

Bill Hatcher, a regular contributor to National Geographic and Outside Magazine, addresses the October meeting of the

Durango Photography Club at 7 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. 259-6808.

The FLC Life-Long Learning lecture series continues with a talk by Donald Bruning entitled “Reintroduction of Endangered Species: Problems and Successes” at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. Bruning is former curator of the Wildlife Conservation Society. 247-7401 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., present 3-Ball Pool Tournament at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

The Kirk James Duo plays rock and blues at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. The Tom Maynard Duo plays at the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, presents 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 Johnny spins music for ’80s NIght at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

DJs Shawn Patrick, Keokuk, DSK and the Outhouse Bros. spin music for “House vs. Break” for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The annual Bootleggers’ Blood Drive takes place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Locals will receive a pint of beer from Carvers, Steamworks or Ska for each pint of blood donated.

The 5th annual Business to Business Table Top Expo takes place at 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel. More than 30 exhibitors will showcase their products and services in the Durango Chamber of Commerce event. 247-0312 for details.

The Motor Kings play Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with

appearances at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. The Jeff Solon Jazz Quartet plays the Sidecar Jazz Lounge from 8-11:30 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The Alpiners play traditional German music at the Berliner in Oxford at 6 p.m. 884-2098 for details.

The Durango Recreation Center, 2700 N. Main, offers Parent’s Night Out for children ages 3-10 from 6-9 p.m. 375-7306 to register.

The Zevk Ensemble performs an evening of Mid-Eastern, Islamic and Sephardic Spanish music at 7 p.m. in 125 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. The acclaimed group uses its talents to promote peace and bridge religious and cultural differences. Admission is free. 247-9280 for details.

The 8th Ave Trio plays bluegrass and more at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

El Centro de Muchos Colores hosts the “Fiesta De Noche,” dance at 8 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom. A DJ will play a variety of Latin music and professional dancers from Puerto Rico and Chile will also be on hand. 247-7290 for details.

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

Movin’ On brings its country-rock back to the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

The Badly Bent brings its traditional bluegrass back to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

DeSol, a Latin rock band from Asbury Park, NJ, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

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The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., holds its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At 10 a.m., there will be a guided tour of Greenmount Cemetery and Museum Director Robert McDaniel gives a 1 p.m. slide presentation entitled, “Robert Dwyer-Durango’s First Settler.” All events are free. 259-2402 for details.

Florida Mesa Elementary School hosts its 34th annual Harvest Carnival from 5-9 p.m. The event includes a brisket dinner, games, a hay ride, a silent auction, and a dessert extravaganza. 247-4250, ext. 106 for details.

The Alpiners play traditional German music at the Berliner in Oxford at 6 p.m. 884-2098 for details.

Formula 151, the Kirk James Blues Band and Woodwork perform in a Four Corners Sound Relief Concert at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. All proceeds benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. 247-7657 for details.

Durango DOT Comedy has joined forces with Four Corners Sound Relief and will perform “Comedians without a Clue” at 8 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Singer-songwriters Ron Urban and Larry Carver kick things off at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 259-2606 for details.

The Dances of Universal Peace celebrate a special evening of Jewish/Hebrew Dances at Har Shalom, 2537 County Rd. 203, at 7 p.m.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts a “Karaoke Party” from 8 p.m. until close. 259-8801 for details.

The Motor Kings play a second night at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. The Jeff Solon Jazz Quartet plays the Sidecar Jazz Lounge from 8-11:30 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Live hip hop lyricists, the Eurythmatics and Jhan Doe, perform for Mountaintop Hip Hop at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Movin’ On plays a second show at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

Drag the River brings its alt-country back to Durango with a 9:30 p.m. show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

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Sunday23

Durango Mountain Resort hosts its annual Job Fair at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Department representatives will be on hand to provide information, interview and offer jobs. www.durangomountainresort.com for details.

Singer-songwriter Nina Sasaki plays the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano downstairs in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 6 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

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

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

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts a “Karaoke Party” from 8 p.m. until close. 259-8801 for details.

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Monday24

Anders Beck and Travis Book of Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band fame plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources presents the findings of a Coalbed Methane Stream Depletion Assessment Study from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 N. Main.

Author and World Watch magazine editor Tom Prugh examines “Climate Change Policy: Hot Options for a Hotter World” at 7 p.m. in 125 Noble Hall. The talk is part of Fort Lewis College’s Global Warming Lecture Series. 247-7676 for details.

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

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., presents an arm wrestling tournament at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

The Chills play the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., beginning at 8:30 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

J.Bo’s, 1301 Florida Rd., hosts Gentlemen’s Night featuring live music and dancing from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 259-0010 for details.  

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Tuesday25

The National Organization for Women (NOW) hosts a “become an educated voter” meeting from 6:30-7: 30 p.m. at the house at 465 East Sixth Ave. Attendees can find out more about Referendum C&D and how the important ballot item will affect higher education, health care and roads. 749-2708 for details.

The Durango High School Orchestra and Choirs present their fall concert at 7 p.m. in the Miller Middle School Auditorium. The concert is free, and the public is invited. 247-1418 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 for details.

Singer songwriter Terry Rickard plays a solo show at J.Bo’s, 1301 Florida Rd., at 7 p.m. 259-0010 for details.

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 for details.

N.Y.C. brings a night of hard rock and heavy metal to the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details. 

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Wednesday26

Junior Wheel Club meets at 4 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.

Zen Ken and Lion’s Den perform live reggae music at J.Bo’s, 1301 Florida Rd., at 4:20 p.m. 259-0010 for details.

Greg Ryder performs on acoustic guitar at 5 p.m. at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150 for details.

The Southwest Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SWCRES) holds its general membership meeting from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave. Anyone interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the region is welcome to attend. 259-8090 for details.

The local chapter of Amnesty International meets at 6:30 p.m at the Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St. The non-partisan group fights for all people’s human rights. 946-1255 for details.

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

Australian Nick Charles brings his finger pickin’ to the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., for College Night at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., presents ’70s Retro Night with DJs Tim & Johnny at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details

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

The Hot Mops play a show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

 

Ongoing 

The 3rd Ave. Dance Co. presents “Love Letters” on Oct. 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Smiley Theater, 1309 E. Third Ave. This fifth anniversary performance is an evening of dance, showcasing a variety of dance styles including jazz, modern and musical theater dance, and incorporates a wide range of thematic content. For “Love Letters,” the 3rd Ave. Dance Co. will premiere commissioned works by three guest choreographers, a series of comic movement vignettes and an encore performance of the piece “Luscious Chutney.” Tickets are available at the Durango Arts Center, the Dance Center and Maria’s Bookshop.4

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens “Darwin’s Nightmare,” an artful, uncompromising documentary on the effects of globalization, through Oct. 27. The film begins with the introduction of the Nile Perch into Africa’s Lake Victoria in the 1960s. The fish wiped out nearly the entire native fish species and multiplied so fast, that its fillets are currently exported all around the world. When the fish is exported, Kalashnikovs and munitions are left in its place. The introduction has led to a booming multinational industry of fish and weapons. The film shows most nights at 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will accept submissions for the 3rd annual juried show of fine art and documentary photography. The purpose of the center and this show is to celebrate life in the American Southwest and to share with the public the beauty, history and contemporary culture of this unique area and its people. Entry submissions will be taken at the Center on Oct. 26, 27, 28 & 31. Accepted photographs will be exhibited Nov.4–Dec. 15. 247-7456 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Exit Gallery exhibits the show, “Reality and Transformation,” by artist Sequoia Sarah Gordon through Oct. 21. The exhibit is the first one-woman show by this artist in the Durango area and features mixed-media paintings, blending past with present and tradition with novelty. 247-7167 for details.

The fifth annual David Hunt Ceramics Invitational exhibition and sale takes place through Oct. 26 in the Fort Lewis Art Gallery. Fifteen Fort Lewis alumni and local artists will participate, including Luann Andrew, Leon Arledge, Boots Brown, Milton Beens, Trevor Dunn, Adam Field, Chyako Hashimoto, Peter Karner, Louden Kiracofe, Cindy McNealy, Lorna Meaden, Scott and Kay Roberts, Jennifer Neff and Lisa Pedolsky. 247-7167 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., presents “On this Earth,” an exhibit of portraits of East African wild animals by photographer Nick Brandt, through Nov. 30. The show portrays the animals with an intimacy and elegance in their natural state of being without the use of a telephoto lens. Brandt has had solo exhibitions in many major cities around the world, and his work is sold in limited editions of 35. 382-8355 for details.

The REACH (Resource, Enrichment, & Academic Choices) Program for independent learners in Bayfield offers enrichment classes to any K-12 students in the area. For the month of October, REACH classes include: Drumming & Rhythm, Group Guitar and Pottery Creations. 884-3259 for details.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the exhibit, “Now You’re in Their World.” In the exhibit, children of all ages will have an opportunity to use their sensory, thinking, physical and imaginative skills to interact with the creatures of long ago. There will be many hands-on activities, fine motor and gross motor fun, “Dinosaur Ridge” and extinction dioramas. The museum also will feature dinosaur materials from other regional museums. 259-9234 for details.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave. “on the corner,” presents “Contemporary Landscape Oils” by Durango artist Caroline Reeves Johnson through Nov. 21. 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, 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 Todd Burdick BMX clinics on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. www.durangobmx.com for details.

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Upcoming

An open house and fall celebration takes place at the Sexual Assault Services Organization’s office on the afternoon of Oct. 27. 259-3074 for details.

Durango Acoustic Music brings The Motet back to Durango for a show at the Abbey Theatre on Oct. 27.

The Critical Massquerade, the Critical Mass Halloween Ride, takes place on Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Gaslight Theater. The Abbey Theatre will screen the Critical Mass film, “Still We Ride,” in conjunction with the ride.

“Sip to ‘Soup-port’ for United Way,” a New Orleans-style fund-raiser for local United Way charities takes place on Oct. 28 at the First National Band of Durango.

The Frank Trio will perform its last two shows of the year on Oct. 28 & 29 at the Summit. The shows will include various guest appearances.

Durango Parks and Recreation will host a Halloween Carnival in the Aquatics Center of the Community Recreation Center on Oct. 29.

An all-ages show featuring I Am The Ocean from Salt Lake City and local bands, History Of and Arvella takes place on Oct. 29 at Fort Lewis.

A free past lives, dreams and soul travel workshop will be held on Oct. 29 at Fort Lewis College.

A Boot Camp for New Dads workshop is scheduled for Oct. 29. 247-5960 for details.

A free marriage enrichment seminar takes place on Oct. 29 at the Durango Recreation Center.

DJ Brian Ess spins for the KDUR Hallowen Party on Oct. 29 at the Abbey Theatre.

Freewill Recovery and Friends play the Abbey Theatre’s Halloween party on Oct. 31.

A celebration of El Dia del los Muertos takes place Nov. 2 at the New Solid’s and benefits Los Compañeros.

The Excel Charter School’s annual Chili Cook-Off, including a performance from the Steel Drum Ensemble, takes place Nov. 4.

The 9th annual Black Tie AIDs Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction takes place Nov. 12 at the Durango Arts Center. Tickets must be reserved by Nov. 4. 385-7202 for details.  

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Abbey screens ‘The Hit List’
What: The latest ski film from Matchstick Productions
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Oct. 21 at 7: 30 p.m.

An annual lead-up to ski season returns to Durango this Friday with the screening of the latest from Matchstick Productions. The Abbey Theatre screens “The Hit List” on Oct. 21. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

“The Hit List” includes footage from some of the world’s top skiers, including Shane McConkey, Mark Abma, Ingrid Backstrom, Hugo Harrisson, Mike Douglas and Sarah Burke, skiing in some of the world’s top locations.

“With the incredible winter this year, the footage that resulted is amazing,” said

director Steve Winter. “This year we captured it all, powder, park, cliffs and jumps all set in the most beautiful locations in the world. We couldn’t be more excited about our new release.”

The theatrical version of film is location-based and answers that most frequently asked ski movie question,

“Where’s that?” In one sequence, Red Bull and Matchstick Productions teamed up and chartered a 110-foot research vessel decked out with a private helicopter and traveled up the coast of British Columbia in search of first descents “The Hit List” also features Whistler Blackcomb and Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, as well as Crested Butte, Keystone and California.

Durangoans also will have a chance to take home MSP swag, tons of gear, and a trip to Whistler Blackcomb or a heli trip. From more information, contact the Abbey at 385-1711.

 

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Mark O’Connor returns
What: A concert by the renowned violin virtuoso
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. 

Acclaimed violinist, composer and fiddler extraordinaire Mark O’Connor returns to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College this Friday. O’Connor will be joined by his band Hot Swing, a tribute to his friend and mentor, jazz great Stephane Grappelli. Doors to the concert hall and the Spotlight Lounge open at 6 p.m.

A Grammy-winning violinist and composer, O’Connor is widely acknowledged as one of the finest musicians of his generation and has achieved critical and popular acclaim in multiple music genres. With Hot Swing, O’Connor celebrates “jazz” and will be joined on stage by Jon Burr on bass, Bryan Sutton and Howard

Alden on guitars.

O’Connor’s jazz release, “In Full Swing,” honors both Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt, and the Hot Swing show promises to bring many of these stirring compositions to life. 

Of the recording, Bob Doerschuk of The Rage wrote, “We already know that Mark O’Connor, now a virtuoso of international dimension, can tear it up on a fiddle. If there’s a lesson to take home from ‘In Full Swing,’ it is confirmation that O’Connor is the supreme improvising violinist of our time.”

O’Connor has appeared at the White House, the Presidential Inauguration Celebration and the ceremonies of Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic games. He is often featured on network television shows, including PBS’ “Great Performances” and the “Kennedy Center Honors.”

For more information on the show, call 247-7657 or log onto www.durangoconcerts.com.  

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Four Corners Sound Relief continues
What: A series of benefit concerts and a silent auction
Where: The Community Concert Hall and the Durango Arts Center
When: Oct. 20, 22, 25 & 29

Sounds from Durango are reaching out to New Orleans and other areas of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast in coming weeks. A series of relief concerts known as “Four Corners Sound Relief – Rebuilding the Gulf” are planned for the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and other venues during the final weeks of this month.

Tim Sullivan & Narrow Gauge, The Badly Bent and Spotlight to Stardom winner, John Garza, kick things off this Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Concert Hall. The three acts take the stage at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 22, the relief effort continues at the same place, same time. The Kirk James Blues Band, Formula 151 and Woodwork will all play for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. On the other side of town, Ron Urban; Triple Threat, featuring Warren Jacobs & Larry Carver; and Durango Dot Comedy will play Oct. 22 for “Sound Relief.” That show begins at 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center Theater. The final show of the series takes place Oct. 29 at the Community Concert Hall and will feature music from D.O.R.K. and Eight-O-Two.

In addition to putting cover charges to a worthy cause, locals also have another opportunity to help the Gulf Coast. On Oct. 25 from 7-9 p.m. the Four Corners Sound Relief Silent Auction takes place at the Durango Arts Center. Donations are also still being accepted at the Concert Hall.

Individual tickets to “Four Corners Sound Relief” are $20 per show. VIP passes are available for $250 and admit two adults to all of the events. For more information on the effort, log onto www.durangoconcerts.com.

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