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Durango Arts Center hosts ‘Fiber Celebrated’

‘Crossing Arizona’ stops off for local screening
Bad Manners at the Abbey What: A show from the noted English ska and punk band

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Thursday5

The Fort Lewis College Teacher Education program sponsors an exhibit of artwork, poetry and video from more than 100 local elementary, middle and high school students from 1-2 p.m. at the D&SNGRR Depot, 479 Main Ave. 247-7274 for details.

The Mancos Farmer’s Market meets from 4-7 p.m. in Boyle Park. The market will run every Thursday through Oct. 18. 533-7725 for details.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at Miller Middle School football field at 6 p.m. 903-8416 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on Carbon Junction beginning at 6 p.m. Interested runners should meet at the Highway 3 trailhead. 946-5557 for directions.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

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.

The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., hosts a DJ spinning for Ladies Night at 10 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

DJ I-Gene and a special guest spin at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Pint Night at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Friday6

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Kid’s Paint Bar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Art-loving kids can paint, draw, construct and explore a variety of creative activities in the space. 259-2606 for details.

An Asian Imports Sale, with clothing, textiles and jewelry from India, Nepal and Thailand, meets from 4-8 p.m. at the Namaste Health Center, 1099 Main Ave., suite 200. Partial proceeds benefit the Tibetan Refugee Baby Care Center in India. 764-5829 for details.

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs will be available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Singer-songwriter Donny Johnson returns to the

“Serious Stage” from 5-9 p.m. at Serious Texas BBQ South, 650 S. Camino del Rio. 259-9507 for details.  

The American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers a Wilderness First Aid/Adult CPR class from 6-10 p.m. The class continues all day on Saturday and Sunday. 259-5383 to pre-register. 

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Blu Friday including a keg giveaway beginning at 6 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band performs for dancing and listening for the Red Slipper Dance Club from 6-10 p.m. at Trimble Hot Springs. Suzi DiSanto will offer dance lessons and participants are encouraged to bring a picnic and libations.

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

Mancos State Park offers a Forest Keepers Fun for Kids program at 7 p.m. at the Amphitheater. 533-7065 for details.

Loose Change Revival plays the music of the 70s and 80s at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

The Columbine Bar in Mancos hosts King Karaoke with Steve Kahler at 8 p.m. 533-7397 for details.

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

Rumbelly brings its rock and blues to the Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Formula 151 brings its live, acoustic rock to the Summit Lounge in Pagosa Springs, beginning at 9 p.m.

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Saturday7

The Durango Farmer’s Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon in the First National Bank of Durango parking lot, 259 W. 9th St. The event includes produce from local farmers, prepared food items and locally made crafts.  

The Arts & Crafts Market of Durango, a brand new offering of local art by local artists, meets 4

from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Albertsons parking lot. Call 247-9242 or visit www.ACMDurango.org for details.

An open house at the Aspen Guard Station with artist-in-residence Thomas Robert Frederick takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frederick will conduct interactive demonstrations of a photographic technique, known as “painting with light.” 385-1219 for details.

An Asian Imports Sale continues from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Namaste Health Center, 1099 Main Ave., suite 200. Partial proceeds benefit the Tibetan Refugee Baby Care Center in India. 764-5829 for details.

The San Juan Mountains Association in conjunction and Durango Mountain Resort offer free guided naturalist hikes from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue through Sept. 1 and registration is not required. 385-1210.

Mancos State Park offers a pottery throwing demonstration at 10 a.m. at the amphitheater. 533-7065 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Kid’s Paint Bar from noon-4 p.m. Art-loving kids can paint, draw, construct and explore a variety of creative activities in the space. 259-2606 for details.

Deep Blue Creek brings its local brand of bluegrass to Steamworks in Bayfield from 6-9 p.m. 884-7837.

Guiseppe’s Restaurant, 871 CR 501 in Bayfield, hosts Open Mic with Handsome Dan from 6-8 p.m. 884-7135 for details.

Singer-songwriter Pete Giuliani plays from 6-9 p.m. at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy 160 W. 382-3844 for details.

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

David Evans, a classical guitarist from Denver, presents a 7:30 p .m. recital at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave. His first CD, “Resonance,” was recently debuted on a west-bound concert tour.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

The Formula 151 Power Trio, featuring Dave Mensch, Mike Kornelson and Steve Dejka, perform at the Columbine Bar, located in Mancos, at 8 p.m. 533-7397.

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

DJ’s Posh Josh & Fat Pea spin at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., beginning at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Sunday8

Singer-songwriter Pete Giuliani plays a second show at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Hwy 160 W., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 382-3844 for details.

Durango BMX hosts its weekly races with sign ups from 1-2 p.m. and racing to follow. Racing will continue every Sunday and Wednesday through October. www.durangobmx.com for details.

Trimble Hot Springs presents pianist Daniel Rottenberg at 4 p.m. Music at Trimble takes place every Sunday. 247-0111 for details.

Wines of the San Juan, located at Navajo Dam, hosts music from Kevin Lee on guitar from 4-7 p.m. 505-632-0879 for details.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

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Monday9

The Mountain Studies Institute offers a free workshop on Fen Wetlands and Ecological Assessment Methods from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Avon Hotel, located in Silverton. www.mountainstudies.org for details.  

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

A free “Doing Your Own Divorce and/or Custody” seminar meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango offices of Colorado Legal Services, 1474 Main Ave., Suite 200. Anyone interested in the free book of forms and instructions is encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early. 247-0266.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

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Tuesday10

P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, offers free kids’ storytime at 11 a.m. 385-4525 for details.

Dave Mensch of Formula 151 performs a free solo show at The DoubleTree Hotel’s River Rat Café starting at 4 p.m. 4

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Kid’s Paint Bar for “Happy Hours” from 5-7 p.m. The bar is open to all ages. 259-2606 for details.

Durango FiberWorks, located in room 23 of the Smiley Building, hosts Community Night, an event for all aspiring fiber artists, from 5-8 p.m. 749-7006 for details.

Mountain Bike Specialists, 949 Main Ave., offers a free “ladies fix-a-flat” clinic from 6-7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their bike wheel. 247-4066 to register.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at Miller Middle School football field at 6 p.m. 903-8416 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group, with vocalist Alison Dance, plays the Cyprus Café patio, 735 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

The American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers a First Aid class from 6-10 p.m. 259-5383 to pre-register. 

Lacy Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Tuesday Cruiseday meets at 6:30 p.m. at Rotary Park. The cruiser ride takes place every Tuesday. 946-5847 for details.

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

The Columbine Bar in Mancos hosts its Tuesday Night Jam at 8 p.m. 533-7397 for details.

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Wednesday11

Trails 2000 hosts a trail work day with Durango Motorless Transit from 4-7 p.m. Visit www.trails2000.org  for details.

Durango BMX hosts its weekly races with sign ups from 6-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow. Racing will continue every Sunday and Wednesday through October. www.durangobmx.com for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the Cyprus Café patio, 735 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Lacy Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers aAdult/Child/Infant CPR/AED class from 6-10 p.m. 259-5383 to pre-register. 

The Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest holds a 6:30 p.m. public meeting for a proposed designated system of roads and trails for summer use in the vicinity of Vallecito and Lemon reservoirs at the Vallecito Community Center.

Formula 151 plays live at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., hosts DJ Eschaton spinning “Retro 2 Electro” for Ladies Night at 10 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

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Ongoing

The Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club hosts host the 54th annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show on July 6, 7 and 8 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The show includes vendors, new kids activities, added demonstrations and more. The event runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 6, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. on July 7, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on July 8. Admission is free. Visit www.durangorocks.org for details.

Mesa Verde National Park hosts an exhibition of paintings by the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners in the park’s Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum through Aug. 20. Painting “en plein air” (in the open air) is a genre that asks the viewer to see the world in a different light. An opening reception and a celebration of the park’s 101st birthday, will be hosted from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum on June 29. Visit www.mesaverdeinsitute.org for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., exhibits “Classic Images in Black and White” by Colorado photographer Cole Thompson through July 25. Cole’s images are rich with texture, tonality and contrast and have been awarded numerous merits. This selection of work exhibits a broad range of Cole’s subject matter and shooting styles. 382-8355 or www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama continues its 46th and final season with “Pursuit of Happiness.” The show will run on alternate nights with “The Wicklow Wedding,” and both performances are followed by the world-famous Diamond Circle Vaudeville. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (no shows on Tuesdays) and at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.diamondcirclemelodrama.com or call 247-3400 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College displays Monumental Textiles from the Durango Collection, prints from the Bill and Sue Hensler Collection, and drawings and paintings by Native American artists. Also on display is an exhibit of the jewelry of Ben Nighthorse, a show that appeared at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Visit www.swcenter.fortlewis.edu for details.

A new local chapter of Business Networking International meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. in room 100 of the Durango Office Suites, 1053 Main Ave. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Call 422-2032 or e-mail servinglife@hotmail.com for details.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the exhibit, “Pushing Your Limits.” The museum explores how people “push their limits” to survive, or just have more fun. Children can crawl into a Puebloan dwelling and imagine how it was to live on the edge, wiggle in a full-sized raft, or grind it out on a mountain bike trail. 259-9234 for details.

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Upcoming

Stand-up comic Rocky Whatule performs a July 12 show at the Abbey Theatre.

The Wayword Sons will play a July 13 Durango Acoustic Music show at the Abbey Theatre.

Rick Price and the Blackwood Legacy, a Tennessee-based gospel group, will perform on July 13 at the Arboleff Baptist Church in Durango.  

The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run returns to the San Juan Mountains around Silverton on July 13-15.

San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan Public Lands will offer a Noxious Weed Information Day on July 14 at Chris Park.

The Women’s Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County will join forces for two “Women’s Build” construction projects on July 14 and Aug. 25. www.habitatdurango.org for details. 

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department will host the 9th annual Miller Lite “Lite ‘Em Up” Men’s and Women’s Open Softball Tournament on July 14-15.

Animas River Cabaret, a gala benefit for Music in the Mountains, takes place July 15. 385-6820 for details.

San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan Public Lands will offer a July 18 medicinal and edible plant walk, led by Katrina Blair, co-founder of Turtle Lake Refuge. www.sjma.org to register.

Maria’s Bookshop hosts a July 20 Harry Potter Midnight Release Party, including a free screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and a street party.

The Colorado Distance and Learning Academy will host a July 20 meet-and-greet at the Durango Coffee Company.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama will present an Aug. 4 performance of “The Pursuit of Happiness” to benefit the Sexual Assault Services Organization.

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Durango Arts Center hosts ‘Fiber Celebrated’
What: An international juried fiber art exhibition
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: July 10-Aug. 1

A celebration of the fiber arts goes on display in Durango in the coming week. The Durango Arts Center displays “Fiber Celebrated” beginning July 10.

The international juried fiber art exhibition includes a series of fine fiber artwork and will be on display through Aug. 1 in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. This exhibit will also overlap with the Intermountain Weavers Conference, a regional consortium of weavers and fiber artists that will take place in Durango July 19-22 at the Fort Lewis College. Renowned fiber artist Ilze Aviks served as one of the jurors for the exhibition. Aviks, a Durango resident for more than 25 years, holds an art history and painting degree from the University of Kansas and a masters in fine arts from Colorado State University.

Leading up to “Fiber Celebrated,” DAC will continue to host a Collaborative Art Exhibit through July 6. More than 60 artists have collaborated to participate in the exhibit, and their works will be auctioned off July 6 as a benefit for the center. In addition, the DAC Library presents “Hispanic Legacy: A Photographic Portrayal of Cemetery Shrines of Colorado and New Mexico,” beginning July 6 with a 5-7 p.m. opening reception. There will be a lecture in conjunction with the exhibit on July 7 at 10 a.m.

For more information on any of the offerings, call 259-2606.

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‘Crossing Arizona’ stops off for local screening
What: One showing of the acclaimed documentary on immigration
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Wed., July 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

The many sides of the immigration issue will go on screen at the Abbey Theatre next week.  

“Crossing Arizona,” an acclaimed documentary, plays for one showing only July 11 at 7 p.m.

Heightened security along the U.S. borders funnels an estimated 4,500 undocumented migrants, most traveling on foot, into remote sectors of the Arizona desert on a daily basis.  “Crossing Arizona” examines the crisis through the eyes of those directly affected by it. Frustrated ranchers go out day after day to repair cut fences and pick up the trash that endangers their livestock and livelihoods. Humanitarian groups place water stations in the desert in an attempt to save lives. Political activists rally against anti-migrant ballot initiatives and try to counter rampant fear mongering. Farmers who depend on the illegal work force face each day with the fear that they may lose their workers to a border patrol sweep. And now there are the Minutemen, an armed citizen patrol group taking border security into their own hands.

“Crossing Arizona” has already drawn widespread acclaim. After viewing the film at the Sundance Film Festival, Roger Ebert remarked, “On the last day or two (of Sundance), you hurry between screenings, trying to catch films everybody tells you not to miss. One I especially admired was ‘Crossing Arizona.’”

Luis Alonso Pérez , of La Prensa, commented, “‘Crossing Arizona’ is more than a documentary; it’s a one-way ticket into the eye of the hurricane of one of the most intense periods in the ever-controversial immigration debate”

Doors to the July 11 show will open at 6:30 pm. and a $5 donation is requested. For more information, visit www.crossingaz.com.

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Bad Manners at the Abbey What: A show from the noted English ska and punk band
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Thurs., July 5 at 10 p.m.

Bad Manners are taking center stage at the Abbey Theatre this week. The noted ska and punk band plays the local stage on July 5.

Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel, the band was formed in 1976 at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School in London. None of the members had any formal musical training, but the band perservered and became popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Bloodvessel, an outlandish, larger-than-life, huge tongued and bald front man, was one obvi

ous reason for Bad Manners’ notoriety. Buster’s exploits got them banned from the British TV chart show Top of the Pops and banned from Italian TV after he mooned the cameras, having been told that the Pope was watching on TV.

In 1986, Bad Manners went their separate ways, but Buster reformed the band a year later. Taking a break from the music scene, Bloodvessel opened a hotel on the English coast called Fatty Towers, an outfit that catered to people with huge appetites. Apparently, England wasn’t hungry enough, and Fatty Towers ceased operations shortly thereafter.

Several incarnations of the original Bad Manners have gone on tour since, including the current group which is touring the U.S., Canada and Mexico this summer, as Bad Manners works up another album.

Bloodvessel and the new Bad Manners arrive at the Abbey Theatre this Thursday. The show will get under way at 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.abbeytheatre.com.

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