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Powwow returns for 42nd year

Abbey screens “Why We Fight”

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Fort Lewis College celebrates Earth Week with a Campus and Trail Clean Up. Participants should meet in front of Reed Library at 10 a.m. 247-7676 for details.

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

FLC’s Earth Week continues with a Non-Violent Communication Workshop at 6 p.m. in Chemistry Hall Room 130. The event includes an introduction to the language of compassion. 247-7676 for details.

The Mesa Verde Centennial Lecture Series continues when Kate Niles, Director of the FLC Honors Program and author of The Basketmaker, presents “Lightning Ceremony: or, Reflections of a Lifetime Spent in the Shadow of Mesa Verde” at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies.

The J.S. Jazz Trio, including Jeff Sweet, Joyce Simpson and Jeff Solon performs at the Westside Bar & Café, 117 W. College, from 6-9 p.m. 247-9151.

The Lost Dog hosts a 1-year Anniversary Hawaiian Bash featuring DJ Dre and a special Hawaiian menu. All customers will receive a free lei. 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

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.

KDUR presents “We Jam Econo, The Story of the Minutemen,” a new documentary about one of the most important punk bands of the 1980s, at 7 p.m. in 130 Nobel Hall. One screening only. 247-7628 for details.

A Native American comedy night takes place at 7 p.m. in the Fort Lewis College Extreme Room. The performance features Fort Lewis College students Ricardo Caté and Sylvanus Paul. There will also be an open-mic session. 247-7221 for details.

Dave Mensch and Katherine Tischhauser from Formula 151 play a guitar/cello duet at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 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, 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.

Formual 151 plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. Heather Sullivan will be playing in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Brian Ess spins music at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Pint Night at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

DJ Jonzey spins music for Ladies Night at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 10 p.m .247-2324 for details.

 

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Navajo filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe’s first feature, “5th World,” his short film “Shush” will screen at 10 a.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum as part of Hozhoni Days. Both films are past Sundance Film Festival selections. 247-7221 for details.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., offers Toddler Craft Time at 10 a.m. Participants will learn about Chinese culture by creating dancing dragon toys. 259-9234 for details.  

FLC’s Earth Week celebration continues with a Healing Meditation for World and Environmental Peace from local healer Ed Jackson at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Lewis College Clock Tower. 247-7676 for details.

The Earth Week Congress takes place at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Memorial Lounge. Participants will help draft the 2006 Earth Week Declaration. 247-7676 for details.

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.

A Silverton Mountain: Unguided Party, celebrating the start of unguided skiing at Silverton Mountain, starts at 5 p.m. at the Explorer’s Club, 1332 Blaire St., in Silverton, featuring live music by Aftergrass, The John Bennett Experience and others. There will be a pig roast and jambalaya. 387-5006 for details.

 

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Blu Lounge with DJ Elbeau spinning mellow music from 6-9 p.m. and fat beats from 10:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. There will be keg give away at 6 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

The Todd Tijerina Band plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. The J.S. Trio plays in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater performs at 7 p.m. in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall in Farmington. Rooted in a classical dance form from southern India, Ragamala blends dance, music and poetry. 505-566-3430 for details.

Singer-songwriters Nina Sasaki and Lisa Blue play a variety show at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Wild Country plays 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 Friday Band plays at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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April Fools Day

The Hozhoni Days/Earth Week 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. at Santa Rita Park. The route will travel along the River Trail and up Chapman Hill to the site of the Hozhoni Days Powwow. 247-7676 for details.

A Chimney Rock Open House takes place 4

from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Community Center. Visit www.chimneyrockco.org for details.

Four Corners Stargazers will be setting up telescopes at Pastorius Reservoir, weather permitting. Plan to arrive before sunset to get parked and set up. The event is open to all who are interested in viewing the stars and planets. Call 259-5400 for details.

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 Explorer’s Club, 1332 Blaire St., in Silverton will be featuring live music starting at 8 p.m. 387-5006 for details.

The Todd Tijerina Band plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. The J.S. Trio plays in 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.

Wild Country plays the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

Orooni, a group of touring musicians from Fort Collins, stops over at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

The Durango Fury, Durango’s first-ever women’s traveling hockey team, takes on the Santa Fe Tormentas at 9:15 p.m. at Chapman Hill Ice Rink. 

DJ Jonezy spins a modern electronic dance selection for a Ladies Night April Fools Masquerade at Steamworks Brewing Co., 801 E. 2nd Ave. at 10:30 p.m. Drink specials and prizes for best costume. 259-9200 for details.

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The Durango Fury, Durango’s first-ever women’s traveling hockey team, takes on the Santa Fe Tormentas, at 8:45 a.m. at Chapman Hill Ice Rink. 

The Hozhoni Days annual benefit breakfast takes place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Student Memorial Lounge and features Fort Lewis College professor Dr. Rick Wheelock discussing “New, But Not New: American Indian Studies at Fort Lewis College.”

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

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

 

Pete Pheteplace and Richard White play jazz guitar at the Mahogany Grill, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 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 Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program presents a free 7 p.m. performance at San Juan College’s Henderson Fine Arts Performance Hall in Farmington. 505-566-3430.

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

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents Bay Area hip-hop band Zion I with special guests Prozack Turner, DJ Flip and DJ Vajra at 10 p.m. The band has made a name for itself by successfully mixing spiritualism and hip-hop. 385-1711 for details.

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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.

A sprinkler maintenance seminar “Using Water Wisely” will be held at 5:30 at the Durango Rec Center. Donation suggested, proceeds benefit the Durango Discovery Museum. Call 259-5743 for details.

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

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

Local author Kate Niles presents the workshop “Order Out of Chaos: Writing and Healing” at 6 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. The event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and space is limited. 259-3074 to register.

Raining Jane, an independent, eclectic, rock-folk band from Los Angeles, plays at 7 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. Presented by the Fort Lewis College Student Programming Council.

The acclaimed Celtic band Solas performs at 7 p.m. in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall in Farmington. 505-566-3430 for details.

Lisa Blue and Brant Leeper play 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 Dialogue, Sentence, Shovel Elephant and Switchblade input. 247-2324 for details.

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

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Wednesday5

Durango Nature Studies offers free Volunteer Naturalist Training. After attending the 17-hour training, volunteers will guide children on nature walks on weekday mornings. 382-9244 for details.

Lions Den Unlimited Soundz, featuring DJs 4

aka Zen Ken and Gnomesane, spin roots, reggae, dub and hip hop at  J. Bo’s on Tap, 1301 Florida Rd., at 4:20 p.m. 259-0010 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts a screening of “The Education of Shelby Knox” at 5:30 p.m. The film follows a 15-year-old girl’s transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to ardent feminist in Lubbock, Texas. 385-1711 for details.

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

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Ongoing

The Fort Lewis College EXIT Gallery presents the sophomore student art show, “Patent Pending,” from April 3-14.  A wide range of works in a variety of media will be on display. A reception will be held Mon., April 3, from 4:30-6 p.m.  

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

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., exhibits the new work of California photographer Roman Loranc through May 3. Loranc’s images of landscapes, marshes, woods and sacred places show their beauty and propensity to heal. All of Loranc’s photographs were taken with medium-format film and printed in his darkroom. 382-8355 for details.

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

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.

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Upcoming

The John F. Reed Library and the Durango Public Library present a panel discussion in celebration of National Library Week, “Intellectual Freedom,” exploring privacy and free and open access to information from the perspective of the public library, public college and the press at 6 p.m., April 6, at the Reed Library.

The FLC Percussion and Mallet Ensemble will present their annual spring concert at 7 p.m., April 6, at the FLC Community Concert Hall.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture continues with “The Power of the Sky: Ancient Astronomy in the Southwest.” Dr. John Ninnemann will discuss the role of celestial bodies in pre-historic archaeological sites and cultures, at 7 p.m., April 6, in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. 247-7698 for details.

The third annual Edible Book Show and Tea takes place at the Durango Arts Center on April 7.

An Earth Week Barnyard Days Petting Zoo takes place from 9 a.m. – noon, April 7, near the FLC Clock Tower. Call the Environmental Center, 247-7676, for details.

The FLC Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m., April 7, at the Community Concert Hall.

The 2006 San Juan College JazzFest will be held April 7 featuring alto saxophonist Bud Shank.

A special Contra Dance, in conjunction with the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, will be held April 7 at the VFW hall, 1550 Main Ave. Denver band Skean Dubh will be playing and Peg Hesley, from Phoenix, will be the caller.  Beginner instruction is at 7 p.m. with dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Flagstaff’s Neil Young incarnation, Brian DeMarco, will be playing the  Explorer’s Club, 1332 Blaire St., in Silverton, April 7, starting at 8 p.m. 387-5006 for details.

The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown returns April 7-9.

The sixth and final biannual Ultimate Chair Racing Championships take place Sat., April 8, at 4 p.m. on the sidewalk between Noble Hall and the College Union Building at Fort Lewis College. Customized racing chairs, helmets and pads will be provided.  

Dance in the Rockies will present its annual recital at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., April 8, at the Community Concert Hall.

The Durango Cowboy Gathering presents a special dance featuring swing band Ted Scanlon and the Desperados on April 7 & 8 at the Wild Horse Saloon. The dance coincides with the Four Corners Backcountry Horsemen’s annual tack sale April 8.

The San Juan Mountains Association is offering a “food, land and people, healthy lifestyles education workshop” for area educators April 8.

Artist Boots Brown is having a one-man show of his pit-fired pottery at the Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts gallery from April 7-28. . An opening reception will be held April 7 from 5-8 p.m. Call 247-9018 for details.

 

Rock with the Lawn Chair Kings at the  Explorer’s Club, 1332 Blaire St., in Silverton, April 8 starting at 8 p.m. 387-5006 for details.

“Defending the Caveman,” a smash Broadway comedy featuring Durango’s own Cody Lyman, takes place at the at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on April 9.

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

A recruitment meeting for Leadership La Plata, the organization designed to educate and train current and aspiring leaders, takes place April 19 at the Bank of Colorado.

The La Plata County Health Service District Campaign Committee will give an April 20 presentation for the National Organization for Women.

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County will hold a Family Selection Orientation/Application Meeting on April 22. 382-9930 for details.

An informational/community meeting on Health Services District ballot issue will be held at the Durango Recreation Center, April 4, 6 -8 p.m.; Ignacio Town Hall, April 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Bayfield Middle School, April 7, at noon. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

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Powwow returns for 42nd year
What: Fort Lewis College’s annual celebration of American Indian cultures
Where: Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College
When: April 1 & 2

Fort Lewis College’s annual celebration of American Indian culture returns this week. The 42nd annual Hozhoni Days Powwow at Fort Lewis College will be held

Sat., April 1 - Sun., April 2. The event takes place in Whalen Gymnasium on campus.

The powwow rounds out a week of learning and celebration of American Indian cultures. This year’s Hozhoni Days Speaker Series, leading up to the powwow, will focus on the environment and American Indian filmmaking, and individual events can be found in this week’s “On the Town.”

The following is a Hozhoni Days Powwow schedule:

Saturday, April 1

10 a.m. - Doors open to the public

10:30 a.m. and 12 noon - Gourd dancing

12 noon and 6 p.m. - Grand entry

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Dinner hour

6 p.m. - Crowning of Miss Hozhoni

10 p.m. - Powwow ends (time subject to change)

Sunday, April 2

10 a.m. - Doors open to the public

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Gourd dancing

1 p.m. - Grand entry

6 p.m. - Powwow ends (time subject to change)

Hozhoni Days is sponsored by Wanbli Ota, Fort Lewis College’s Native American student organization. For more information, call 247-7221.

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Abbey screens “Why We Fight”
What: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Opening March 31

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, “Why We Fight” opens March 31 at the Abbey Theatre. The film shows most nights at 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m.

“Why We Fight” asks some pertinent questions about the economic necessities of war. Speaking to a number of key figures including Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and author Gore Vidal, as well as lesser-know names, the film is a bipartisan treatise that was inspired by Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address to the nation. Eisenhower spoke of a burgeoning American military-industrial complex, which he believed would threaten democracy across the globe. The director, Eugene Jarecki, explores this angle, questioning his subjects on the links between big business and the military, while also talking to people whose lives are inexorably tied to the business of war.

Fascinating revelations unfold, including the thoughts of the fighter pilot who dropped the first bomb on Iraq at the dawn of the second Gulf War. Each of them gives his own unique take on the American military machine, while Jarecki intersperses their discussions with rapid-fire scenes of the machine as it lumbers into action. “Why We Fight” cleverly reflects the sharp divide that exists among the American people on why we are in Iraq.

The film is rated PG-13 for disturbing war images and some language. For more information, call 385-1711.

 

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