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Ultimate Frisbee Tournament What: The annual celebration of ultimate frisbee
Purgatory hosts annual brewfest
Folk Festival celebrates 11 years

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Durango Motorless Transit sponsors a group trail run for all levels on the Big Canyon Trail. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead near New Country Auto Center at 6 p.m. 382-8005 for details.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at the Miller Middle School football field at 6 p.m. 375-7313 for details.

Ralph Dinosaur kicks off Labor Day Weekened with a 7:30 p.m. show at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. Jazz singer Heather Sullivan plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge. 259-1400 for details.

Vic spins a club mix at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., for Service Industry Night at 8 p.m. 259-0430 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.

DJs Niko and Fat P spin for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Country bad-boy David Allen Coe plays a 4 p.m. show at the Bondad Hill Saloon. The Kirk James Blues Band will open the show

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 5 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Pete Giuliani brings his guitar and voice to Serious Texas Bar-B-Q South, 650 S. Camino del Rio, from 5-9 p.m. 259-9507 for details.

The Motor Kings play rock and blues at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Dean Murphy and the Swing Rays play at 8 p.m. in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge. 259-1400 for details.

Gary Walker plays favorite jazz standards at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Durango International Folkdancing meets from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. The gathering is open to the public and includes line, circle and couple dances from many countries. 259-6445 for details.

Red Shadows plays country and rock at the Columbine Bar and Grill, located in downtown Mancos, at 8 p.m. 533-7397 for details.

The 8th Avenue Trio performs at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

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

The Jeff Strahan Band plays a show of Texas blues at 9 p.m. at the Wildhorse Saloon, 601 E.

Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

Brethren Fast brings its revved up hillbilly funk back to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The Durango Farmers Market meets in the First National Bank of Durango parking lot, 259 W. Ninth St., from 8 a.m.-noon. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Bayfield 3000 Soap Box Racer Classic, featuring a 3000-foot track and speeds of 25-54 mph, kicks off with test runs at 8 a.m. Official race time is at 10 a.m. The classic continues throughout the holiday weekend with music from the Hounds of Purg, a beer garden and concessions. 247-9700 Ext.19 for details.

An Ultimate Frisbee Beginner’s Clinic and Pick-Up Game takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the Riverview Sports Complex. 375-7313 for details.

Formula 151 plays its original acoustic rock from 3-7 p.m. at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. The Motor Kings play an encore show at 8 p.m., and Dean Murphy and the Swing Rays play jazz at the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Jeff Sweet plays favorite jazz standards at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Dave Mensch and Richard White, of Formula 151,  bring their original guitar/vocal compositions at the West Side Tavern, 117 W. College Dr., from 7:30-10:30 p.m. 247-9151 for details.

The Jeff Strahan Band plays a 7 p.m. show at El Patio, 600 Main Ave.

Sweet, two female singer-songwriters, play the music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbine Bar and Grill, located in downtown Mancos. 533-7397 for details.

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

On the One, featuring former members of Carlos Washington and the Giant People, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details. 4

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Durango Motorless Transit sponsors a group trail run for all levels on the Big Canyon Trail. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead near New Country Auto Center at 6 p.m. 382-8005 for details.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at the Miller Middle School football field at 6 p.m. 375-7313 for details.

Ralph Dinosaur kicks off Labor Day Weekened with a 7:30 p.m. show at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. Jazz singer Heather Sullivan plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge. 259-1400 for details.

Vic spins a club mix at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., for Service Industry Night at 8 p.m. 259-0430 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.

DJs Niko and Fat P spin for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Country bad-boy David Allen Coe plays a 4 p.m. show at the Bondad Hill Saloon. The Kirk James Blues Band will open the show

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 5 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Pete Giuliani brings his guitar and voice to Serious Texas Bar-B-Q South, 650 S. Camino del Rio, from 5-9 p.m. 259-9507 for details.

The Motor Kings play rock and blues at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Dean Murphy and the Swing Rays play at 8 p.m. in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge. 259-1400 for details.

Gary Walker plays favorite jazz standards at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Durango International Folkdancing meets from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. The gathering is open to the public and includes line, circle and couple dances from many countries. 259-6445 for details.

Red Shadows plays country and rock at the Columbine Bar and Grill, located in downtown Mancos, at 8 p.m. 533-7397 for details.

The 8th Avenue Trio performs at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

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

The Jeff Strahan Band plays a show of Texas blues at 9 p.m. at the Wildhorse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

Brethren Fast brings its revved up hillbilly funk back to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The Durango Farmers Market meets in the First National Bank of Durango parking lot, 259 W. Ninth St., from 8 a.m.-noon. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Bayfield 3000 Soap Box Racer Classic, featuring a 3000-foot track and speeds of 25-54 mph, kicks off with test runs at 8 a.m. Official race time is at 10 a.m. The classic continues throughout the holiday weekend with music from the Hounds of Purg, a beer garden and concessions. 247-9700 Ext.19 for details.

An Ultimate Frisbee Beginner’s Clinic and Pick-Up Game takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the Riverview Sports Complex. 375-7313 for details.

Formula 151 plays its original acoustic rock from 3-7 p.m. at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. The Motor Kings play an encore show at 8 p.m., and Dean Murphy and the Swing Rays play jazz at the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Jeff Sweet plays favorite jazz standards at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Dave Mensch and Richard White, of Formula 151,  bring their original guitar/vocal compositions at the West Side Tavern, 117 W. College Dr., from 7:30-10:30 p.m. 247-9151 for details.

The Jeff Strahan Band plays a 7 p.m. show at El Patio, 600 Main Ave.

Sweet, two female singer-songwriters, play the music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbine Bar and Grill, located in downtown Mancos. 533-7397 for details.

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

On the One, featuring former members of Carlos Washington and the Giant People, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details. 4

Fold Roll Inc. presents a hip hop show from the Living Legends, a California-based band, at 10 p.m. at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. 385-1711 for details.

Brethren Fast plays an encore show at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Dean Murphy and the Swing Rays play shows at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 3 & 8 p.m.  259-1400 for details.

Country bad-boy David Allen Coe plays a 6 p.m. show at the Bondad Hill Saloon. The Jeff Strahan Band will open the show.

Singer-songwriter Joel Racheff plays from 7-11 p.m. at The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. 

Future Rock, with special guests from Motion for Alliance, plays a 9:30 p.m. show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

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The Durango DEVO Team’s junior program, mountain biking for riders from second to fifth grade, meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 247-8355 or stescher@yahoo.com for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays El Patio, 600 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Singer songwriter Tim Guidotti plays from 7-11 p.m. at The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. 

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

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The Durango DEVO Team’s junior program, mountain biking for riders from second to fifth grade, meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 247-8355 or stescher@yahoo.com for details.

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

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at Miller Middle School football field at 6 p.m. 375-7313 for details.

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

Singer-songwriters Nina Sasaki & Lisa Blue play at 7:30 p.m. in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 for details.

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

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Trails 2000 seeks volunteers to conduct trail work on Cuchillo Ridge from 4-7 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Horse Gulch road at the Meadow turn-off. Visit www.trails2000.org for details or to sign up for the trailwork e-list.

A consultant for Onsite-Insights will explain a Youth Master Plan and its purpose, at 4:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The presentation stems from the 2006 La Plata Community, where participants discussed options to improve youth development. 247-7766 for details.

Singer songwriter Tim Guidotti plays at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., starting at 5 p.m.

Durango Nature Studies offers free Volunteer Naturalist Training from 6-9 p.m. and continuing on Sept. 8 & 9. After attending the 17-hour training, volunteers will guide children on nature walks on weekday mornings. 382-9244 for details.

Singer-songwriter Joel Racheff plays a 6 p.m. show at El Patio, 600 Main Ave.

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

An open-level Swing Dance Party takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., hosts Salsa Night at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Nucleus, a band mixing dirty funk, afro-beat, punk and jazz, plays at 9:30 p.m. at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the work of artist Edward Lamber in the exhibit, “Man, Tattoos, Textiles,” through Sept. 25. Using tattoo designs coupled with a mixed media layering process, Lambert captures the mysterious symbolism of tattoo art in our popular culture. DAC’s Local Expressions Gallery presents “Pink,” an exhibit of porcelain and soft pastels by artists Rebecca Barfoot and Bethany Bachmann, during the same period. DAC’s “Paint Bar” is also open Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 259-2606 for details. 4

The Diamond Circle Melodrama, 699 Main Ave., presents “A Four-Legged Fortune,” a play by Dion Boucicault, and Vaudeville Revue for a special extended season. The play shows through Sept. 25, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and shows start at 8 p.m. nightly except Tuesdays. 247-3400 for details.

A new exhibit, “Railroad Boomtown – The San Juan Extension & the Founding of Durango,” is on display at the Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave. The exhibit uses historic photos, maps, newspapers, art and artifacts to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Durango and the coming of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. 259-2402 for details.

The annual Art Faculty Group Exhibition kicks off the exhibition year at the Fort Lewis College Art Gallery through Sept. 13. The show includes recent explorations in various mediums and styles. This past year, the talented Fort Lewis College Art faculty exhibited nationally, received awards, and displayed recent works in private and museum collections.  A gallery reception will be held on Aug. 31. 247-7167 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, continues screening “Kekexili: Mountain Patrol.” The acclaimed film follows an effort to bring Tibetan antelope poachers to justice and was filmed on location in the Himalaya. The film show most nights at 3:30, 6:30 & 8:45 p.m. The Abbey is also showing the new edition of the “Spirit of the Southwest” nightly at 5:30 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Free, guided naturalist hikes take place at Durango Mountain Resort from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The hikes are sponsored by the San Juan Mountains Association, San Juan Public Lands and DMR and run through Sept. 2. 385-1210 for details.

The Adaptive Sports Association offers summer activities, including whitewater rafting, flatwater canoeing and kayaking, fishing and other activities for people with disabilities throughout the summer. Programs are open to all ages and disabilities, and friends and family are encouraged to participate. For more information or a list of activities, visit www.asadurango.com or call 259-0374.

Durango BMX hosts races every Sunday (weather permitting) with sign ups from 1 to 2 p.m., and gate practices take place every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to dusk. Visit www.durangobmx.com for details.  

The Center of Southwest Studies hosts the Mesa Verde Centennial exhibit featuring 11 sections on a variety of themes, including archaeology, rock art (with Hopi interpretation), fire, park ranger life, Navajo stone masonry, pottery (both ancient and contemporary) and tourism bring the story to life. The exhibit will run through late October. 247-7456 for details

Johnny Maddox plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., nightly at 5:30 p.m. except on Sundays. The Blue Moon Ramblers play free bluegrass at the Diamond Belle on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Upcoming

The 2nd annual Coffee Festival will take place on Sept. 9 on Main Avenue. The fund-raiser for the Durango Adult Education Center includes vendors, entertainment and more.

Durango Acoustic Music and the Abbey Theatre present the renowned and revered Alejandro Escovedo in concert on Sept. 8.

The Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program will host a reception at the Cortez Cultural Center on Sept. 8.

Aftergrass returns to the Summit for a Sept. 8 concert.

The monthly Contra Dance returns to the VFW Hall on Sept. 9 and features music from the Adobe Brothers.

The Aztec Museum hosts its annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Sept. 9.

The Durango Arts Center and the San Juan Mountains Association will host a 2-day Plate and Palette event in Silverton on Sept. 9-10. The event includes food, tours, lectures and film. 259-2606 for details.

The Sophia Retreat Center, located in Dolores, will host a Sept. 11 commemoration of Gandhi’s 100-year anniversary of Nonviolent Peace Action with a movie and discussion. Visit www.SophiaRetreatCenter.org for details.

Formula 151 will play an all-ages show of original acoustic music on Sept. 15 at the Durango Arts Center.

New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat, a ballyhoo of bikes and beer, returns to Main Avenue on Sept. 16.

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Ultimate Frisbee Tournament What: The annual celebration of ultimate frisbee
Where: The Riverview Sports Complex
When: Sept. 3 & 4

Forget motorcycle rallies, ultimate frisbee is taking center stage in Durango over Labor Day Weekend. The face-paced, high-flying game of ultimate frisbee will invade Riverview Sports Complex on Sept. 3-4 as Durango Parks and Recreation hosts the Durango Ska-Brewing Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament.

Open to adult players of all ability levels, tournament play begins on Sun., Sept. 3, at 9:30 a.m. and continues through Mon., Sept. 4.  In addition to the ultimate frisbee action, the weekend will feature a free beginner’s clinic and frisbee games on Saturday as well as live music and food at Ska Brewery for all participants following Sunday’s tournament action.

All players must register individually, according to ability level. Names from each ability level are placed in a separate hat and drawn

to ensure that teams consist of an equal mixture of beginner, intermediate and expert players. Each team is guaranteed at least four games, prior to bracket play on Monday.  

In order to play during the tournament, all players must check-in by 9 a.m. on Sept. 3 at the Riverview Sports Complex. Teams will be announced at 9:30 a.m. and a mandatory captain’s meeting takes place at 9:45 a.m.  Play begins at 10 a.m. All players must bring a white and dark T-shirt, and cleats are recommended for all players. For more information, visit www.swsdesign.com/DurangoHatTourney.

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Purgatory hosts annual brewfest
What: The 8th annual San Juan Brewfest
Where: The Durango Mountain Resort base area
When: Sat., Sept. 2 from 1-5 p.m.  

Nearly 20 breweries will be pouring pints of their finest this Saturday at Durango Mountain Resort. Hundreds of beer connoisseurs will be on hand to sample beers from local and regional breweries as the Purgatory Brewfest makes its annual appearance. Freeplay, featuring Pete Giuliani, will provide live music during the event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m.

Centered around the event tent at the DMR base area, the Purgatory Brewfest will offer dozens of different tastes for the discerning beer lover. In addition to local favorites Ska, Carver Brewing Co., Durango Brewing, Steamworks Brewing and Three Rivers Brewery, other breweries from throughout the state will be featured. Brewfest attendees will have the opportunity to sample the work of: Boulder Beer, the Breckenridge Brewery, the Chama River Brewing Co., Durango Home Brewers, the Main Street Brewery, Moab Brewery, New Belgium Brewing, Oskar Blues, Palisade Brewery, Rockies Brewing Co., Stone Brewing, Tractor Brewing, the Wynkoop Brewing Co. and others.

Purgy’s and Flaming Dix Fiery Gourmet will keep things in balance and provide food for the event. Discounts will be given to people wearing a Rally in the Rockies armband and to all season pass holders. There will also be free transportation to the all-you-can-drink event, running between Steamworks and the DMR base area. The shuttles depart Steamworks at 12:30 & 1:30 p.m.

For more information on the Purgatory Brewfest call 385-2149.

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Folk Festival celebrates 11 years
What: The annual Four Corners Folk Festival 
Where: Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs 
When: Sept. 1-3

The Four Corners Folk Festival convenes for the 11th time in Pagosa Springs this weekend. As in past years, the festival offers an eclectic and entertaining line-up on multiple stages, along with attractions including a kids’ tent and a variety of vendors. The event takes place on Reservoir Hill, a 130-acre park within walking distance of downtown Pagosa.

Crista Munro, with her husband, Dan Appenzeller, brought the Four Corners Folk Festival into being in 1996. At that time, acts ranging from Nickel Creek to the late, great John Hartford took the stage at Reservoir Hill. The festival has grown exponentially ever since as evidenced by this year’s line-up. Performers in the 2005 festival include: Dar Williams, Delbert McClinton, Drew Emmitt and his Electric Ensemble, Eddie From Ohio, the Duhks, Robin Ella, The Waybacks, the Biscuit Burners, Brad Davis and many others. A total of 23 live performances will take place throughout the weekend. Complementing the performances are music workshops, a children’s program, and on-site camping and vending.

For more information, visit www.folkwest.com. 

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