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Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy. 160 W., at 5:30 p.m. 382-3844.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on the Sailing Hawks trails at 6 p.m. Runners should meet at the Animas Mountain trailhead. 385-2664 for details.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., offers a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament with sign-ups at 7 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts Fragment, a bluegrass band from the Czech & Slovak Republics. Local band Rock & Rye will open the show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College presents two-time Country Entertainer of the Year Neal McCoy in concert at 8 p.m. Local favorite Tim Sullivan opens the show. 247-7657 for details.

The Thom Rader-Larry Carver Duo plays classic rock and blues at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8: 30 p.m. The Bartley-Newman Duo plays the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 8 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 Mateo spins music for ’80s NIght at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

World funk band Mama’s Cookin’ returns to Durango with a show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. The concert begins at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Finless Brown, a six-piece hip hop band from San Francisco, Power Struggle (featuring members of Odd Jobs) and local hip hop band Dialogue play Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Pint Night. 259-9200 for details.


The United Way of Southwest Colorado hosts its 9th annual Radiothon. Tune in to KIQX 101.3 FM, KIUP 930 AM, or KRSJ 100.5 FM all day to bid on items and benefit the United Way. Visit

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.

The San Juan Mountains Association’s online puma

sculpture auction from its Pumas on Parade public art for public land campaign ends at noon. SJMA will donate a portion of the proceeds from the auction to support hurricane relief efforts.

The FLC Environmental Center and Oakhaven Permaculture Center co-host a free, two-hour presentation entitled “What Is Permaculture?” at 6:30 p.m. in 125 Noble Hall. The event is a prelude to the fifth annual “Permaculture in Your Back Yard” workshop, which takes place Sept. 10 at Oakhaven. 259-5445 for details.

The Collen Winter Blues Band plays at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. The Jeff Solon Jazz Trio plays the Sidecar Jazz Lounge from 8-11:30 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.

Most Wanted, a new band playing country, rock and pop, plays the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

Future Rock, an electrifying Chicago band, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324.


Fort Lewis College hosts a community panel discussion entitled “The Campus and the Community: Enhancing the Partnership” from 9-11 a.m. in 130 Noble Hall. The panel includes students, faculty and community members. 247-7177.

The first Contra Dance of the fall season takes place at the VFW Hall, 1515 Main Ave., with beginner instruction at 7 p.m. and dancing at 7:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by the local Kitchen Jam Band, and no partner is necessary. 259-6820.

The Dances of Universal Peace return to the Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St. at 7 p.m. and include new dances from Wilderness Camp.

Durango DOT Comedy presents “Whoring Ourselves Out for Jello,” an evening of live improv, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The Collen Winter Blues Band plays a second show at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. The Jeff Solon Jazz Trio plays the Sidecar Jazz Lounge from 8-11:30 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

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

Most Wanted plays a second show at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568.4 

Aphrodesia, an afro-beat orchestra from San Francisco, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324.


Local photographer Nancy Richmond holds an open house at the Aspen Guard Station near Mancos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to tour the cabin, talk with the artist and view her photography. 385-1219 for details.

The La Plata Dems host their annual BBQ picnic from noon-2 p.m. at the Isgar Ranch on La Posta Road. Blues, greens and moderate reds are all invited to an old-fashioned picnic with games, speakers and music. 259-9503 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens an afternoon of free films on the Sept. 11 tragedy and asks the question, “What really happened?” The event runs from 1-3:30 p.m. and includes free food from Home Slice and Bread.385-1711.

Nina Sasaki and Friends play the tiki bar at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., from 5-7 p.m. Lacey Black performs downstairs in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge. 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.


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

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

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


The grand opening of the Animas River Trail underpass takes place at 5 p.m. at Rotary Park. The event also kicks off the City of Durango’s 125th birthday celebration and includes free food and drinks, giveaways and talks by historian Duane Smith and Mayor Dale Garland. Due to limited parking, participants are encouraged to arrive by nonmotorized transportation.

Durango High School will host its annual College Night Program from 6-8:30 p.m. The evening includes a college fair includes representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities  and a “Life After High School Workshop.” 259-1630, Ext. 2311 for details.

The local chapter of the National Organization for Women discusses “How the Supreme Court Affects Local Residents” at 6:30 p.m. at the home at 465 E. Sixth Ave. The public is welcome. 375-7822 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. The evening begins at 8 p.m. 259-1400.


The Green Business Roundtable kicks off its 2005-06 season at noon at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. This month’s topic is a case study of an energy audit performed on a local business. The roundtable is an opportunity to share lunch with advocates of sustainability. 375-3099 to RSVP.

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.

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

Brian DeMarco, a singer/songwriter from Flagstaff, plays a solo acoustic show at J.Bo’s, 1301 Florida Rd., at 8 p.m. 259-0010 for details.

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

The Greyhounds, from Austin, Texas, play the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details. 4

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



“Caterina in the Big City” opens for a one week run at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, from Sept. 9-15. The Italian film has been praised by critics as one of the best in years. It is a coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old provincial girl who moves to Rome and finds her new private school is a microcosm of the cultural and political divisions of Italian society. The film shows most nights at 4:15, 6: 45 & 9 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama, 699 Main Ave., presents a one-act comedy and a jazzy musical revue nightly except Sundays through Sept. 24. Artistic Director Eric Hoit has gathered a professional cast of three men and three women from around the country for this limited run. Beginning the evening is “The Test of a True Heart,” a farce that explores what happens when a husband makes a wager with his maid that he can entice his wife into a dalliance with himself in disguise. The second half of the evening will be filled with the sounds of music as the talented cast sing and dance their way through “All That Jazz!” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 247-3400 for details.

Durango High School Theatre stages “Proof,” a Pulitzer prize-winning drama by David Auburn, for one weekend only. The show runs at 7 p.m. Sept. 8-10 in the DHS auditorium. The DHS box office is open from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 259-1630, ext. 2141 for details or reservations.

The Eating Disorder Awareness Art Show continues to show at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., through Sept. 30. The show features the work of 16 local artists. Pieces include sculptures, collages, paintings, drawings and mosaics all reflecting the emotional expression of eating disorders.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens “This Divided State,” a film centering around the controversy that ensued when a small Utah college invited liberal filmmaker Michael Moore to speak on campus two weeks before the 2004 presidential election. The film received the Audience Award at the 2005 Santa Cruz Film Festival and has been hailed as a successfully balanced documentary on the hot-button subject of the cultural divide in the nation. The film opens Sept. 2 and show times vary. 385-1711 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts its annual members’ exhibit Sept. 2 - Oct. 1. This year’s nonjuried exhibit features work by DAC members including visual art and written work in the form of poetry or short stories. The art library hosts an exhibit of artists’ books from the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). Opening reception for both exhibits take place on Sept. 2 from 5-7 p.m. The Santa Fe artists will also be on hand on Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. 259-2606 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery displays “Geometric,” an exhibition of paintings from a group of faculty and students at Brigham Young University, through Sept. 28. In the exhibition, the artists use art as a vehicle to explore contemporary reality and utilize complexity and beauty to engage the viewer and pull them into visual investigations related to everyday life. The gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 247-7167 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.

The San Juan Mountains Association is currently auctioning off its pride of pumas. Twenty-four pieces of the public art project, Pumas on Parade, are currently up for bid. Proceeds from the sale of the unique sculptures will benefit SJMA’s ongoing public land stewardship programs. The online auction runs through Sept. 9 and can be viewed at

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., presents an exhibit of color photography by California photographer Chris Dierdorff through Sept. 21. The show, “A Vision of Us,” provides a unique and personal look at the faces of famous celebrities, history makers and some of Durango’s locals. Dierdorff has been creating memorable photography for 26 years, with more than 20 years in portraiture alone. 382-8355 for details.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave. “on the corner,” presents “Color and Light of the San Juan Mountains,” watercolors from Eileen Fjerstad throughout August. Fjerstad’s puma will also be on display. 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 Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. All events are weather permitting. for details.

Terry Hartzel plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., every night except Sunday at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.


A free workshop for landowners on land-management options and funding opportunities takes place all day Sept. 15 at the James Ranch and includes on-site field presentations. Space is limited. 259-0522 for details.

The San Juan Basin Health Department’s annual Air Quality Conference take place Sept. 15 at Fort Lewis.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a Sept. 15 book signing with local author Tekla Miller for her new novel, Life Sentences: Men Who Kill the Women Who Love Them.

Eric McFadden and Wally Ingram of Stockholm Syndrome with Dave Schools of Widespread Panic will bring their new project, Alektorophobia, to the Abbey Theater on Sept. 15. 

The March of Dimes Jail & Bail takes place Sept. 15 at Steamworks.  

Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes, a tribute to Hank Williams, plays the FLC Community Concert Hall on Sept. 15.

The World Groovement Tour, a combination of belly dance, drum, West African dance, flamenco, Bollywood and tribal dance, takes the stage at the Durango Arts Center on Sept. 15 & 16.

Fort Lewis College will celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 16 with “Readings from the Federalist Papers” in the Amphitheatre.

The Southwest Writers Institute will host authors Joy Harjo, Denise Chávez & more on Sept 16-18. Visit for details.

The Durango Adult Education Center hosts “CoffeeFest,” a celebration of caffeine, including food and entertainment, Sept. 17.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memory Walk takes place Sept. 17 at Fort Lewis College.

Dr. Rocky White addresses the current health care crisis in Southwest Colorado on Sept. 17 at the Durango Rec. Center.

The Durango Sangha sponsors an Introduction to Mahamudra Retreat led by Lama Palden on Sept. 23-25. 375-7822 for details.

Blues diva Kelley Hunt plays an Oct. 1 concert to benefit the La Plata Family Centers. for details.

The San Juan Citizens Alliance hosts Durango’s 2nd annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 1-2. Local artists and food vendors are needed for the event. 375-3098 for details.

“The Indy Media 500” benefiting DCAT and KDUR takes place Oct. 8 at the Durango Fun Park. Space in the go-cart/mini-golf event is limited to 18 teams. 247-7634 for details.