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Arts Center unveils juried exhibit

WoolEye rolls into the Summit

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Thursday5

The 2006 Southwest Business Forum takes place all morning at Fort Lewis College. The event is the 14th annual Focus on Our Future: Business & Economics.

Singer songwriter Greg Ryder plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

The Thought and Inquiry Forum holds its monthly Film Night at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, 910 E. Third Ave. The night will feature “Memento,” starring Guy Pearce, which will kick off a discussion on memory. 884-7277 for details.

The Patio Restaurant, 475 Wolverine Dr., presents Open Mic Night in Bayfield from 7-9 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 6: 30 p.m. 946-8765 for details.

Singer-songwriter Nina Sasaki plays at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. Teresa Ross plays downstairs in 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.

A guest DJ spins retro and funk for ’80s Night at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

DJs Jason Cross and Spark Madden spin music for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Friday6

Wazabi plays Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort beginning at 2 p.m. 247-9000 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Nina Sasaki plays at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy 160, at 5:30 p.m. 392-3844 for details.

Sister Mary and the Bad Habits play Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8 p.m. The J.S. Trio, Jeff Solon, Joyce Simpson and Jeff Sweet, plays downstairs in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 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.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Blue Friday with mellow music from Santa Fe’s BLU 102.9 and a keg giveaway at 6 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Hands Five, an award-winning Albuquerque band, plays a mix of Southern, folk and Celtic music, at a 7 p.m. house concert at Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. 903-9402 for details.  

The 8th Ave Trio plays old-school rock at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

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

The Frank Trio, with guest base player Mitch Blystone, plays funk, jazz and rock at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Saturday7

Durango Mountain Resort kicks off its new local series, the Purgatory Cup, at 8 a.m. with a downhill. The series consists of three GS races, three slalom races and three downhills. 247-9000 x5151 for details.

Durango Mountain Resort hosts a qualifying event for the Sports Illustrated for Kids Next Snow SEARCH beginning at noon. The event will test skiers, boarders and telemarkers on all corners of the mountain. 247-9000 x5151 for details.

Wazabi returns to Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort at 2 p.m. 247-9000 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Dean Murphy and John Alex play jazz, blues and soft rock at the Berliner in Oxford beginning at 6 p.m. 884-2098 for details.

The monthly Contra Dance takes place at the VFW Hall, 1515 Main Ave., with beginner instruction at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Hands Five, Albuquerque’s award-winning folk music and dance band, will provide live music. 259-6820 for details.

Sister Mary and the Bad Habits play Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. The J.S. Trio plays downstairs in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts a karaoke party at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

KDUR brings Elvis Cover Night to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m. The evening will include local bands covering Elvis and a celebratory toast at midnight in honor of the King’s birthday. 247-7628 for details.

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

Sunday8

Durango Mountain Resort’s new local series, the Purgatory Cup, continues at 8 a.m. with giant slalom. The series consists of three GS races, three slalom races and three downhills. 247-9000 x5151 for details.

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

Singer-songwriters Nina and Jason perform at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m. 259-0430 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. 4

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts a Karaoke Party at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Monday9

Music Together of La Plata County’s Winter Session (The Bells Collection) kicks off in Room 5 of the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. The class is for children newborn through age 5 and the adults who love them. 799-0960 for details.

Anders Beck of Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band fame plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150.

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

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

Tuesday10

Wichita plays a free show of acoustic music at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Thom Rader performs Brazilian Jazz at the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The Business Women’s Network meets at 5: 30 p.m. at the Sorrel Sky Gallery, 870 Main Ave. Plein air painter Sharon Abshagen will discuss her work depicting landscapes in the Four Corners. 247-1242 for details.

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

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

Wednesday11

The Green Business Roundtable meets at noon at the Diamond Circle Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Former FLC Environmental Center Director Michael Rendon will discuss “putting theory into practice” and simple steps toward greening your office, store or home. 375-3099 for details.

Lions Den Unlimited Soundz, featuring DJs  Zen Ken and I-Gene, spins roots reggae at  J. Bo’s on Tap, 1301 Florida Rd., at 4:20 p.m. 259-0010 for details.

The WRC Women’s Reading Circle meets at 5: 30 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel, 726 E. Second Ave. Anyone interested in discussing Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, by Barack Obama, is encouraged to attend.

Greg Ryder performs on acoustic guitar at 5:30 p.m. at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., offers a music mix for Ladies Night beginning at 8 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

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

Ongoing

Galleries at Fort Lewis College’s Center of Southwest Studies are getting a “new look” for the new year. A remodeled gallery reopens on Jan. 11 with a series of new exhibits, including “Fiber Fiesta: a Color Fest of Hispanic Textiles.” An opening reception for the new exhibits, including a talk by Duane Smith, is scheduled for Jan. 19. 247-7456 for details.

The San Juan Mountains Association, San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort Guest Services are offering winter outdoor educational opportunities at Durango Mountain Resort. Guided snowshoe tours are available upon request for groups or individuals. Free ski naturalist treks will be held Sunday mornings as soon as Lift 4 opens, and an evening moonlight tour will take place Jan. 14. 385-2147 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, continues to screen “The Squid and the Whale” The film earned the 2005 Best Dramatic Directing Award as well as the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and follows a family splintered by divorce. Anchored by an uncompromising performance by Jeff Daniels as the family patriarch, “The Squid and the Whale” also stars Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline. “The Squid and the Whale” shows most nights at 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave., presents an exhibit displaying the work of the Snowdown La Plata Open Space Conservancy Artists. This year’s print is a pastel by Don Cook, and the show runs through the month of January. 247-9018 for details.  

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the dinosaur exhibit, “Now You’re in Their World.” There will be many hands-on activities, fine motor and gross motor fun, “Dinosaur Ridge” and extinction dioramas. Workshops are available anytime during museum hours and include dinosaur stuffed animals, dinosaur face masks and alphabet coloring dinosaurs. 259-9234 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 December, REACH classes include: Drumming & Rhythm, Group Guitar, Papier Mache Ornament Creations and Local History of the Pine River Valley. 884-3259 for details.

Upcoming

Operation Healthy Communities kicks off the “La Plata County Community Summit” with a Jan. 12 open house at the Abbey Theatre.

Town Mountain, winners of the 2005 Rockygrass band competition, play the Bear Creek Saloon in Pagosa on Jan. 12, the Pride of the West in Silverton on Jan. 13, and the Dolores River Brewery on Jan. 14.

The Hot Strings will play progressive bluegrass at the Fort Lewis College Concert Hall on Jan. 13.

The “Introduction to ZERI” workshop will show innovative ways to convert waste into value on Jan. 14. www.oakhavenpc.org for details.

The South Austin Jug Band makes a long-awaited return to Durango on Jan. 14 at the Abbey Theatre.

Oakhaven Permaculture Center and the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center will co-host an “Introduction to Cheese Making” workshop Jan. 14.

Nashville legend Rodney Crowell will perform at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 15.

The 13th annual Trails 2000 Dinner & Auction Fund-raiser is on Jan. 17 at Olde Tymer’s.

Victor Villaseñor, author of national bestsellers Rain of Gold and Burro Genius, will speak in Durango on Jan. 17, as part of a three-day visit with Durango School District 9-R teachers, staff and students.

Dr. David Schlim, who recently co-authored Medicine & Compassion with a Tibetan monk named Chokyi Nyima Rimpoche, will speak Jan. 19 at the Animas Surgical Hospital.

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Arts Center unveils juried exhibit
What: 30th annual Juried Exhibit and the Salon des Refuses
Where: The Durango Arts Center and Steamworks Brewing
When: Jan. 4-27 with a 5 p.m. reception on Jan. 6

The Durango Arts Center’s juried show is one of its most popular exhibits for artists and viewers. It also is one of the most unpredictable, given the array of art submitted as well as the fact that exhibit pieces are chosen based upon the discretion of a single juror. The 30th annual Juried Exhibit opens Jan. 4. A concurrent

exhibit, the “Salon des Refuses,” shows across East Second Avenue at Steamworks.

“The juried show is broadly representative of the strengths of our artists, the community and what we represent,” said DAC director Brian Wagner of a past exhibit. “It encompasses the diversity of views of the community.”

The juror typically whittles a field of up to 170 entries down to 65 selections. The choices range from landscapes, sculpture and pottery to photographs, mobiles and digitally produced pieces. From the selected works, the juror also chose three artists to receive cash prizes. As a new feature this year, the Salon des Refuses will be on display at the same time across the street at Steamworks. The second exhibit takes its name from an 1863 show in Paris and includes the works that were not selected by the juror.

An opening for both exhibits is scheduled for Fri., Jan. 6, from 5-7 p.m. The shows will be on display through Jan. 27. For more information, call the Arts Center at 259-2606.

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WoolEye rolls into the Summit
What: The genre-bending Fort Collins band
Where: The Summit, 600 Main Ave.
When: Sat., Jan. 7, at 9:30 p.m.

A top act from the Front Range is taking the local stage this Saturday. WoolEye, a genre-bending band from Fort Collins, plays the Summit on Jan. 7.  

WoolEye is known for moving through a variety of sounds, including rock, funk, jazz and psychedelia. The eclectic band maintains a familiar yet unique groove throughout. WoolEye’s high-energy shows are marked by solid songwriting, meaningful lyrics and powerful rhythms.

Mike Rouse fronts WoolEye on guitar, synth and lead vocals. After recording a solo album in Asheville, N.C., Mike relocated to Colorado to find just the right sound. WoolEye is the ever-evolving project that resulted. Gary Howard brings a background in rock-n-roll, blues, and jazz to drums and percussion. Bass player Glen Manna is focused on the ever-evolving nature of sound. And Matt Goldberg on keyboards adds the final element to the WoolEye sound with explorations of melody and rhythm.

This combined force goes on stage this Saturday at 9: 30 p.m. For more information, contact the Summit at 247-2324.

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