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Maria’s hosts renowned Moab artist

DAM presents Asylum Street Spankers
Maria’s hosts renowned Moab artist

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

Durango Motorless Transit sponsors a group trail run for all levels on the Animas Mountain Trail. Interested runners should meet at the 33rd St. trailhead at 6 p.m. 382-8005 for details.

Dr. Robert Fitts, chiropractic physician, presents an Allergy Awareness workshop at 6:30 p.m. at Shambhala Chiropractic Center, 117C County Road 250. The focus is on treating allergies naturally, and all participants will receive a personal evaluation. 259-6854 to register.

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.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., begins its annual Talent Search at 8 p.m. Ina Dega Deh, a Latin

jazz quartet, performs in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., hosts a Baby-Oil Wrestling with the Hollywood Knockouts beginning at 8 p.m. 375-2568.

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.

DJ Mowgli spins old-school hip hop at The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., beginning at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

El Paso’s Liquid Cheese returns to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Pint Night at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.  

DJ Sean Patrick spins for Ladies Night at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 247-2324.

 

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The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad kicks off the opening of summer service to Silverton with the annual Narrow Gauge Days from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of the Durango depot. The event includes a complimentary picnic and performance by the Bar D Wranglers. The railroad will debut the historically reconstructed Silver Vista car. www.durangotrain.com for details.

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 Blu Friday with chill, down-tempo music from Santa Fe’s BLU 102 from 6-9 p.m. 259-9200.

Sister Mary and the Bad Habits play at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. The Frank Trio plays Cinco de Mayo in the Sidecar Jazz Lounge at 8:30 p.m. 259-1400.

The 8th Ave. Trio plays old school variety at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., from 7-11 p.m. 259-8801.

Punk-rock bands Pinhead, Vexed and Your Favorite Accident play an all-ages show at 7:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. Second Ave. 259-3846 for details.

The SJC Jazz Band and Jazz Combos present the final concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall in Farmington. 505-566-3430.

Durango-based D.J. D’Ntani spins world music and breaks and Descarge plays a set of live Latin music for Cinco de Mancos at 8 p.m. at the Columbine Bar & Grill in Mancos. 759-9716.

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

Thomas Martinez & Wild Frontier plays a Cinco de Mayo Beach Bash at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568.

Wild Country plays a country dance show at the Billy Goat Saloon, located on U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

The Oakland, Calif. hip-hop band, Crown City Rockers, returns to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 10 p.m. Special guest, Future Jazz Project, will open the show. 385-1711 for details.

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Durango Nature Studies hosts its third annual Weed and Beer Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers will receive free lunch and beer in exchange for pulling noxious weeds at the Nature Center. 382-9244 for details and to reserve a lunch.

True Life Coaching offers a “For Moms Only Retreat” from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 259-9040 to register.

The 12th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta takes place from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Santa Rita Park and features music, dance, food and activities throughout the day.

In celebration of National Astronomy Day, Durango Skies Telescope & Binocular hosts a free solar viewing at the corner of Main and College from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Four Corners Stargazers Club celebrates at 8 p.m. with a night of stargazing and planetary viewing at old Fort Lewis College observatory in Hesperus. www.durangoskies.com.

Wines of the San Juan, near Navajo Dam, celebrates Cinco de Mayo from noon-8 p.m. The event includes ethnic music, food and arts and crafts. 505-632-0879 for details.

 

Singer songwriter Tim Guidotti plays a second show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150 for details.4

The Sandia Hots of Albuquerque play the Durango Contra Dance at Needham Elementary, 2425 W. Third Ave. A beginners’ lesson takes place at 7 p.m. with dancing at 7:30 p.m.

Sister Mary and the Bad Habits play a second night at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8:30 p.m. Ina Dega Deh, a Latin jazz quartet, 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.

Thomas Martinez & Wild Frontier play a second night at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

DJ Kookie and Whatever play hip hop for Ladies Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-9200.

Felonious Groove Foundation, New Mexico’s popular funk contingent, returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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The fourth annual South Rim Duathlon kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Sale Barn Trailhead. The popular trail run and mountain bike race features three different course lengths with prizes for individuals and teams.  Pre-registration deadline is May 6 at 5 p.m. 375-7308 for details.

The Sandia Hots of Albuquerque play a 1:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo concert at the Durango United Methodist Church sanctuary, 1007 Balsam Dr.

Pueblo Community College’s Southwest Center hosts its 2006 commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. in Fort Lewis College’s Community Concert Hall. Sixty-five students will be graduating with two-year degrees.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play free bluegrass at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at 121 W. 8th St. 382-8554 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 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts a Karaoke Party at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

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P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, hosts a 10:30 a.m. workshop on “Creating Mother’s Day Cards.” 375-4525 for details.

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

A free seminar on “Doing you own divorce” takes place at 6 p.m. in the offices of Colorado Legal Services, 1474 Main Ave., Suite 200. 247-0266 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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A Swadeshi Seminar for Women takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oakhaven Permaculture Greenhouse in Hesperus. The event explores the element of fire, medicinal herbs and flowers, cosmetics and more. 259-5445 for details.

Singer songwriter Donny Johnson plays at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

A weed walk entitled, “What’s Hot? Weeds and Fire,” takes place from 6-8 p.m. at Vallecito Reservoir and will highlight Missionary Ridge fire ecology and noxious weeds in the burned area. 385-1210 to register.

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

Lee Roy Parnell, one of country music’s leading guitarists and songwriters, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. Local musician Jeff Strahan opens the show. 247-7657 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.

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A Color Management Seminar for Professionals with Adobe Certified Expert Andrew Rodney takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. 247-2415 for details.  

The Green Business Roundtable meets at noon at the Diamond Circle Theater, 699 Main Ave. This month’s topic is “Greening Transportation.” 259-3583 to RSVP by May 8.

The Durango Independent Film Festival presents its monthly film screening at 2:30 & 6:45 p.m. at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. This month’s feature is the documentary, “Shakespeare Behind Bars,” which follows the Shakespeare Behind Bars theatre troupe on a year-long journey. 385-1711 for details.

The Southwest Colorado Renewable Energy Society hosts a social meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. Anyone interested in greater support of energy efficiency and renewable energy is encouraged to attend. 779-0330 for details. 4

The Women’s Resource Center Reading Circle meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel, 726 E. Second Ave. Anyone interested in discussing Spoon River Anthology is welcome to attend. 247-1242 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.

The Adaptive Sports Association hosts an orientation for summer volunteers at 6 p.m. at the Durango Area Association of Realtors, 125 E. 32nd St. Activities include whitewater rafting, flatwater canoeing and kayaking, fishing and more. 259-0374 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.

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

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

Local hip hop favorites Dialogue with special guests Writers Block and Anglo Saxon play at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., exhibits the second group show of the season, “Earth, Stories, Marks & Memories,” through May 23. The show features ceramicist J Burnite, mixed-media artist Judy Hayes, sculptor Beth McClure and painter Tirzah Camacho. “Mapping the Littoral Zone,” artists’ books and sculpture from New Mexico artist Julies Wagner, shows in the DAC Art Library. An opening reception for both shows takes place May 5 from 5-7 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., exhibits “Forsaken Places,” the black-and-white film photography of Lou Swenson from Dolores, through July 5. Swenson’s photography highlights the often overlooked features of the rural Western landscape. Swenson develops, prints and frames his own work. An opening reception takes place from 5-9 p.m. on May 5. 382-8355 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens the Jonathan Demme documentary, “Neil Young: Heart of Gold,” beginning May 5. The concert film captures the premiere performance of Neil Young’s new concert tour, “Prairie Wind,” and was filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The film shows most nights at 4:30, 6:45 & 9 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

The newly formed Durango Acting Studio presents “Parallel Lives” by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy at the Diamond Circle Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Three local actors, Theresa Carson, Maya Pierce and Sarah Syverson, take on multiple characters in a comical exploration of life, death, love and balance in a world created by goddesses. Dinner theater is offered on May 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 6:30 p.m. Performance-only takes place on May 4 & 11 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee is scheduled for May 14 at 3 p.m.

Gerald Baumann and Howard Rachlin of The Durango Photography Club are exhibiting scenes of the Four Corners on The Durango Coffee Co. photo wall during the month of May. Members of The Durango Photography Club are also exhibiting at the Pine River Library in Bayfield. For more information on either show, call 375-7877.

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

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave., exhibits “Impressions,” acrylics on canvas by Albuquerque artist Angus Macpherson, through the end of May. 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 Abbey Theatre launches its first monthly screening of “Movies for Moms” on May 11 with a special 11 a.m. movie time scheduled for new parents.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a May 11 book signing with award-winning Durango author, Will Hobbs.

Durango Acoustic Music will present a May 11 show from mandolin virtuosos Mike Compton & David Long.

“Water 101,” an introductory course on Colorado water law, history and water issues unique to the West, takes place May 12 at the Durango Recreation Center. 247-1302 for details.

The La Plata County Community Summit takes place on May 12 at Fort Lewis College.

The Dance Center will present the student performance, “Greetings From America,” on May 12 & 13 at the Smiley Theatre.

Durango photographer Christopher Marona will teach a photographic workshop at Blue Lake Ranch May 12-14. 247-2415 for details.

Durango Natural Foods will hold its fourth annual Farmers & Members Appreciation Day on May 13.

“Bodies in Motion,” featuring the Rocky Mountain Rockettes and all the dance students of Dance in the Rockies, takes place May 13 at the Community Concert Hall.

The DHS Boys Soccer Program hosts its annual pasta dinner fund-raiser in conjunction with the 2006 Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament on May 13 at the high school.

The 11th annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Day takes place May 13 at the Durango Fire and Rescue Station parking lot.

The Telegraph 5K/10K takes place May 14 in the Telegraph trail system. 375-7313 for details.

Chick Flick Night returns to the Abbey Theatre on May 15 with a screening of “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.”

Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives play a May 17 show at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Joseph Israel with the Jerusalem Band plays reggae on May 17 at the Summit.

Aron Ralston, who survived a six-day entrapment in Blue John Canyon, will present a slideshow and book signing on May 18 at the Smiley Theatre. All ticket, book and beer revenues go to the Friends of Wolf Creek.

The 2006 Durango MS Walk takes place May 20 at the Durango Rec Center. Registration is open now at www.walkcolorado.org.

The local Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Chapter holds its 18th Big Game Banquet on May 20 at the Sky Ute Lodge & Casino.

A Boot Camp for New Dads workshop is scheduled for May 20. Call 247-5960, Ext. 13 to register before May 17.

The 13th annual Animas Music Festival takes place from May 21-June 2 and opens with the Durango Choral Society performing La Koro Sutro.

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Maria’s hosts renowned Moab artist
What: A book signing and talk with painter Serena Supplee
Where: Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.
When: Fri., May 5, from 5-9 p.m.

 A well-known regional artist celebrates the release of a new book and her artwork in Durango this Friday. As part of the Spring Gallery Walk, Maria’s Bookshop will host Moab painter Serena Supplee.

Serena is a watercolor and oil artist who takes her inspiration from the landscape of the Southwest Colorado Plateau, especially the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon. Her latest book, Inner Gorge Metaphors, An Artist’s Perspective of the Grand Canyon, contains much of her recent series in the Grand Canyon as well as her poetry.

Originally from Iowa, Supplee earned a degree in fine arts from Northern Arizona University. She worked summers as a guide on the Colorado, Green and San Juan rivers and has run the Grand Canyon many times. Her most recent series reflects her own spiritual growth spurred by days at Phantom Ranch pursuing her love affair with the Grand Canyon. Serena works in watercolors, oils and Japanese woodcut blockprints. She also uses the Giclée printing process, making it possible to produce a print of any of her paintings.

Serena will be on hand at Maria’s between 5 and 9 p.m. For more information, call 247-1438 or visit www.serenasupplee.com.

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DAM presents Asylum Street Spankers
What: A performance by genre-bending Austin band
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Sat., May 6. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Spankers are taking over the Abbey Theatre this weekend, courtesy of Durango Acoustic Music. DAM and the Abbey are teaming up to bring the genre-defying Asylum Street Spankers to Durango on May 6. Local suburban rock favorites Lawn Chair Kings will open the show.

The Asylum Street Spankers are an Austin-based band that consistently defies definitions. Wild and eclectic, they produce a dizzying variety of musical sounds and textures from instruments as varied as washboard, ukulele and musical saw to standard stringed instruments.

The Spankers began in 1994 at a party at the famous Dabbs Hotel in Liano, Texas. Upon returning to Austin, they gathered a few likeminded pals and began playing free shows at clubs and busking on the Guadalupe Street drag (Guadalupe was known as Asylum Street because it led to the state hospital. A spanker is someone who can play their instrument vigorously and proficiently). Within a year, they conquered Austin and built an international audience since founding their own record label in 1999. Continuing to tour throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, the Spankers are now a world-renowned underground institution and one of the planet’s most distinctive musical acts.

Asylum Street arrives at the Abbey this Saturday when the doors open at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.asylumstreetspankers.com or call 385-1711.

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Maria’s hosts renowned Moab artist
What: A book signing and talk with painter Serena Supplee
Where: Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.
When: Fri., May 5, from 5-9 p.m.

A well-known regional artist celebrates the release of a new book and her artwork in Durango this Friday. As part of the Spring Gallery Walk, Maria’s Bookshop will host Moab painter Serena Supplee.

Serena is a watercolor and oil artist who takes her inspiration from the landscape of the Southwest Colorado Plateau, especially the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon. Her latest book, Inner Gorge Metaphors, An Artist’s Perspective of the Grand Canyon, contains much of her recent series in the Grand Canyon as well as her poetry.

Originally from Iowa, Supplee earned a degree in fine arts from Northern Arizona University. She worked summers as a guide on the Colorado, Green and San Juan rivers and has run the Grand Canyon many times. Her most recent series reflects her own spiritual growth spurred by days at Phantom Ranch pursuing her love affair with the Grand Canyon. Serena works in watercolors, oils and Japanese woodcut blockprints. She also uses the Giclée printing process, making it possible to produce a print of any of her paintings.

Serena will be on hand at Maria’s between 5 and 9 p.m. For more information, call 247-1438 or visit www.serenasupplee.com.

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