Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Ongoing Upcoming


The subdudes return to Durango

‘Politics and Mexicanidad’

Submit items for On the Town to: 534 Main Ave., Durango, CO, 81301; fax: ( 970) 259-0448; e-mail: telegraph@durangotelegraph.com ; or fill out this form

Thursday9

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

The La Plata Democratic Party hosts a 6 p.m. candidates forum with Joe Colgan and Jeff Deitch, the two Democratic candidates running for the District 59 seat being vacated by Mark Larson. The event takes place at Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave. and will be broadcast live on City Span 10.

Roscoe, the duo of Herb Folsom and Tony Littlejohn, plays acoustic blues and swing at Blondie’s Pub in Cortez at 6:30 p.m. 533-7943 for details.

The Thursday Night Thought and Inquiry Forum’s Film Night takes place at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave. This month, the feature film is “Before the Rain.” 884-7277 for details.

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

St. Baldrick’s, where locals have their heads shaved to benefit the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, takes place at 6 p.m. at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. The event will be followed by a show from singer-songwriter Tim Sullivan. Jazz singer Heather Sullivan performs downstairs in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., hosts College Night, including a performance by DJ DRE and mechanical bull riding, at 8 p.m. 375-2568 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.

Durango band Dialogue plays live hip hop at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Pint Night at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200.

 

Friday10

The Children’s Museum offers Toddler Craft Time at 10 a.m. with a tiara-building workshop. 259-9234.

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

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.

The Dean Murphy Band plays rock and blues at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Teresa Ross and Actual Proof play in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The Joel Rachef Duo plays the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Tim Sullivan plays a CD release benefit party at the Diamond Circle Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Sullivan will release his fifth CD, “Road to Paradise,” and all proceeds from the concert benefit the local chapter of the American Red Cross. 247-3400 for details.

The High Rollers play country and rock at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

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

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts an evening of punk with the Freeman Social, the Route 66 Killers and the Dropskots. 247-2324 for details.

Saturday11

The Women’s Resource Center presents a “Just Say NO!” self-protection workshop from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. 247-1242 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.

Durango Early Learning Center presents the 2006 Hops & Hopes celebration at 6 p.m. at the Diamond Circle Theatre, 699 Main Ave. The fund-raising event will include beer tasting from four local microbreweries, Mahogany Grille Italian appetizers, live music by Nite Owl, DJ services by Aiko Aiko Sound, and silent and live auctions. 259-1483 for details.

Durango DOT Comedy presents “Failure Is Not an Option” at 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. The evening of improv comedy is a fundraiser for the Four Corners Space Camp Program. 259-6004 for details.

The Dances of Universal Peace return to the Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St., at 7 p.m.

Roscoe, the duo of Herb Folsom and Tony Littlejohn, plays acoustic blues and swing at the Columbine Bar in Mancos at 7:30 p.m.

The Dean Murphy Band plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. Teresa Ross and Actual Proof play the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 8 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.

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

The High Rollers play the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

Optimal Frequency plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Moab’s Stonefed plays rock, funk and fusion for Ladies Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200. 

Sunday12

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

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

 Pete Pheteplace and Richard White play jazz guitar at the Mahogany Grill, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433.

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

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

Monday13

The Children’s Museum of Durango, 802 E. Second Ave., offers a 3:30 p.m. “Take It Apart” workshop for children ages 5-10. 259-9234 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 for details.

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

Dr Israel, the Heavy Weight Dub Champions and DJ Zen Ken, special guest, perform at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Tuesday14

A free hot/power yoga class takes place from 6:15-7: 30 a.m. at the Durango Yoga Center, 1480 E. Second Ave. 946-5590.

First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St., hosts Business Women’s Network, a casual networking event for women, from 5:30-7 p.m. 247-1242 for details.

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

Jazz singer Heather Sullivan performs in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-1400 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.

Wednesday15

The Durango Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn takes place at noon at the Bank of Colorado, 1099 Main Ave., and discusses “Proven Methods for Improving Your Job Satisfaction.” 247-0312 to register.

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 Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts its monthly artists’ gathering at 5:30 p.m. This month, the group will discuss a new “locals gallery space.” 259-2606.

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

Oakhaven Permaculture Center and the FLC Environmental Center co-host a 6:30 p.m. Solar Design Workshop at Noble Hall 125. The event covers Solar PV, wind turbines, solar hot water and elements of passive solar design. 259-5445 for details.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., presents Ladies Night, including dance lessons from 7-9 p.m. followed by karaoke with Crazy Charlie. 375-2568 for details.

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

Ongoing

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens the award-winning film, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” beginning March 10. The film is a study of the emotional, psychological, spiritual and social implications of having an international border running through the middle of a culture. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones, who also won Best Actor at Cannes, the film is both a potent Western and a poignant morality tale. The picture shows at 3:45, 6: 30 & 9 p.m. most days. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents the annual Members’ Exhibit beginning March 3. This year’s theme is “Critters.” The DAC Art Library exhibits the work of visual journal artist Joan Macdonald of Pine, Colo. 259-2606.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., exhibits “10 days in italy … ” through March 22. The exhibit consists of color photographs by Paul Boyer and Margy Dudley, in addition to work from past workshop participants. The images capture some of the most scenic spots in Florence, the Chianti region and the Cinque Terre. 382-8355 for details.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave., introduces the works of Seattle artist Karin Schminke, with the exhibit, “State of the Art Technology and Art Aesthetic.” The show runs through March 31. 247-9018 for details.

Shy Rabbit, a contemporary art gallery located in Pagosa Springs, exhibits the open group show, “Primarily Found Objects,” through March 25. The exhibition features the work of 40 local and regional artists who assembled found objects into unique artworks. 731-2766 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.

Upcoming

The Sustainability Alliance of SW Colorado will hold its inaugural membership meeting on March 16. 382-0049.

Durango Acoustic Music brings bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien back to Durango on March 16.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a March 16 book-signing for Durango author Scott Graham and his latest book eXtreme kids.

The local chapter of the National Organization for Women will discuss “Activism 101” on March 16.  

The Durango Photography Club meets on March 16 and will discuss portrayals of the American landscape.

The La Plata Dems monthly Executive Committee meeting takes place on March 16 at Durango Office Suites.

San Juan Citizens Alliance will celebrate 20 years on March 17 at the FLC Ballroom with panel presentations about immigration, water quantity and peak oil as well as a silent auction and awards ceremony.  

Kan’nal returns to Durango fresh from Central America with a March 17 show at the Abbey Theatre.

The Nebellen Dance Co. brings experimental dance fusion to the FLC Community Concert Hall on March 17.

Visiting actors Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick will perform Anne Nelson’s “The Guys” at the Mainstage Theatre on March 17-18.

A “Living From Your Soul Retreat” takes place on March 17-19 at Blue Lake Ranch in Hesperus. 259-9040 for details.

“Stuff a Semi,” an event to aid Hurricane Katrina victims, takes place March 18-19 in the Durango High School parking lot. New hygiene products, nonperishable food items, new or very slightly used home appliances and new clothing will be accepted.

Singer songwriter Sally Shuffield will perform a March 18 CD release party as part of the Turtle Lake Refuge Concert Series.

The San Juan Mountains Association will offer training for the Healthy Lands Monitoring program on March 18 at the Anasazi Heritage Center.

San Francisco-based band Ten Mile Tide plays the Summit on March 18.

Author Kay Niemann will present Salone Italiano during the AAUW’s annual Book and Author Luncheon on March 18.

Albuquerque painter Dianne Schlies offers a March 18 workshop at the Durango Arts Center. 259-8998 for details.

A Wholistic Health & Prenatal Yoga Workshop will be offered March 18 at Trimble Hot Springs.

A “Swadeshi” Seminar for Women takes place on March 19 at Oakhaven Permaculture Center and includes an intro to permaculture, Zeri systems and soil building.

Celtic harpist Sylvia Zurko will perform in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day weekend on March 19 at DAC.

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest sponsors a free March 22 talk on “Children’s Ear Infections.”

A free seminar on home-buying takes place March 23 at Fort Lewis College.

A Mesa Verde Celebration Concert, featuring the Fort Lewis College Concert Band and Concert Choir, takes place March 24 at the FLC Community Concert Hall.

Author Elizabeth Engstrom will teach a writing workshop March 25. 884-0987 for details.

“We Jam Econo,” a documentary about the punk band the Minutemen, will be screened March 30 at FLC’s Noble Hall.

The San Juan Mountains Association is offering a “Food, Land and People, Healthy Lifestyles Education Workshop” for area educators on April 8.

The Tri the Rim Triathlon returns to Fort Lewis College on April 15. Registration forms are available now.

top


The subdudes return to Durango
What: A show from the acclaimed Louisiana band
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Sun., March 12 at 7 p.m.

A strikingly unique Americana band returns to Durango this Sunday. The subdudes will take the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on March 12.

With numerous songwriters and singers, the subdudes have been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Band. The subdudes’ sound, however, is uniquely their own, blending Zydeco, soul, gospel, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. Last year, a handful of Durangoans got to see the band in a sold-out Snowdown concert. This weekend, the subdudes will play Durango’s biggest stage.

“With 600 seats at the Community Concert Hall, I still suspect we’ll sell out,” said Gary Penington, concert hall managing director. “This band puts on one great show, and there’s no keeping a lid on it.” Three of the four original subdudes are still carrying on the tradition – Tommy Malone, with his unique voice and striking guitar playing; Steve Amedee, who takes percussion to knew places with his tambourine; and John Magnie, whose funky keyboards and accordion round out the unique sound. Tim Cook on vocals, bass and percussion, and Jimmy Messa, on bass and guitar, have been added to the mix.

And if you won’t take Penington’s word about the live performance, just ask Billboard Magazine, which wrote: “Their records never captured how good they are live.”

The band goes on at 7 p.m., and tickets are available on-line at www.durangoconcerts.com; at the Concert Hall’s new Ticketing Services Office, downtown at 707½ Main Ave.; or by calling 247-7657. 

top


‘Politics and Mexicanidad’
What: An exhibit of internationally known graphic artists from Mexico
Where: The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
When: Through March 30

Internationally renowned graphic arts are currently paying Durango a visit. The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is exhibiting “Politics and Mexicanidad: The Prints of Mendez, Zalce and Bracho.” The work of acclaimed artists Leopoldo Mendez, Alfredo Zalce and Angel Bracho will be on display through March 30.

Mendez, Zalce and Bracho emerged in the 1920s and ‘30s during a period of post-revolutionary struggle and social upheaval in Mexico. Through their art, these artists gave voice to the struggles of the poor to fight economic oppression, illiteracy and inadequate healthcare for Mexico’s peasants and working class.

This exhibition provides a selection of prints by Mendez, Zalce and Bracho that illustrate “Mexicanidad,” a pride in Mexican indigenous people and culture that emerged after the Mexican Revolution. Prints included depict a variety of scenes from the quiet, agricultural life of Mexico’s native people to the struggles of impoverished people under fascist regimes.

After viewing the exhibit, gallery goers will have an opportunity to journey from Mexico to Thailand. The Exit Gallery is currently exhibiting the photography of Anthony Miles in the show, “Thailand & Southeast Asia.” On display through March 24, the exhibit features works from recent trips to Thailand and bordering countries. A gallery opening takes place March 14 from 5-7p.m.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each Monday-Friday and by appointment. For more information, call 247-7167.

top

 

 

In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation