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Meat and music take over Main Avenue

Cadillac Sky to play regional benefit
Dolores River Festival set for Saturday

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The Tour of Durango launch party takes place from 4-7 p.m. at the Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. The tour is a weekend long mountain bike and trail running event scheduled for Oct. 11 & 12. www.trails2000.org for details.

 

Huck O Meter plays Ska Brewing’s Ska-B-Que starting at 5 p.m. at the Tasting Room, 545 Turner Dr.  

Durango’s weekly Critical Mass ride leaves Buckley Park, located at the corner of 12th St. and Main, at 5 p.m.

The Dean Murphy Duo plays El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on the south section of Hermosa Creek. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557 for details.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers an Adult CPR/AED class from 6-10p.m. 259-5383 to pre-register.

Kati B. and David Earl Pfieffer perform live jazz and blues standards from 6-8 p.m. at Guiseppe’s Restaurant in Bayfield. 884-7135 for details.

Singer-songwriter Annie Brooks performs from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Common Sense Internet Cafe at 1480 E. Second Ave.

Lacey Black plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The Victorian Aid Society presents a walking tour of historic Third Avenue starting at 6:45 p.m. at the corners of College and Main. The group will portray some of Durango’s pioneers and tell of their lives and homes. www.victorianaidsociety.org for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Salsa Night. The evening includes Salsa lessons from 7-7:30 p.m. and DJ Complimentor spinning on the patio until 10 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, 701 E. Second Ave., presents live jazz from local musicians from 7-10 p.m. 375-2701 for details.

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

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Friday6

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar in the Garage Art Studio from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The 31st annual Fun in the Sun Arts and Crafts Show kicks off from noon -6 p.m. in Buckley Park, located at 12th St. and Main Ave. The event includes fine arts & crafts, a kiddie train, music and more and continues from 10 a.m.-

6 p.m. on June 7 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 8. 247-2117 for details.

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

Jack Ellis and Larry Carver kick-off another two-night stand at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., at 5 p.m.

Singer-songwriter David Earl Pfeiffer plays swing and blues from 5-9 p.m. at the Quaking Aspen Cafe and Gallery in Bayfield. 884-2002 for details.

Live music returns to Serious Texas BBQ South, 650 S. Camino del Rio, at 6 p.m. with a show by Donny Johnson. 259-9507 for details.

Tom MacCluskey performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, 701 E. Second Ave., presents live jazz from local musicians from 7-10 p.m. 375-2701 for details.

The Pagosa Folk ‘n Bluegrass Festival begins at 8 p.m. at Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs. The festival runs through June 8 and features performances by the Waybacks, the Biscuit Burners, Cadillac Sky, Bryan Sutton & Russ Barenberg and many others. Visit www.folkwest.com for details.

The Sweats play funk, rock, and jazz at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Tumbling Dice plays rock ‘n’ roll at the Billy

Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, starting at 8 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live jazz on the patio from 5-8 p.m., and a DJ spinning for late night happy hour from 10 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

 

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Saturday7

The Durango Farmers Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. The event includes produce from local farmers, prepared food items and locally made crafts. Food stamps accepted.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers a Healthy Pet Fair from 9 a.m.-noon at Santa Rita Park. Pet CPR and first aid will be taught during the class. 259-5383 to pre-register.

The Arts & Crafts Market of Durango Inc. meets at Buckley Park from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The market includes  4

local art by local artists and partial proceeds benefit the Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County. www.acmdurango.org 

A one-day seminar on hydrogen power meets at New Mexico Metal Art in Aztec beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will learn to build hydrogen-based energy systems. 505-334-8731 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar in the Garage Art Studio from noon-4 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The Durango Independent Film Festival hosts a Filmmaker Forum from noon-2 p.m. in the Eolus Room at the Durango Recreation Center. Kevin Shand, executive director with the Colorado Film Commission, will meet with area filmmakers.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., reggae on the patio with DJ Igene from 5-8 p.m. and DJ Eschaton spinning electro-minimal starting at 10 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018 for details.

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver play an encore show at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., at 5 p.m.

Singer-songwriter David Earl Pfeiffer plays swing and blues from 5-9 p.m. at the Quaking Aspen Cafe and Gallery in Bayfield. 884-2002 for details.

The Contra Dance returns to the VFW, 1550 Main

Ave., with a 6 p.m. community potluck, beginner dance instruction at 7 p.m. and the dance at 7:30 p.m. Clusterfolk, from Phoenix, will perform and no partner is necessary. 385-9292 for details.

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic covers and originals on the patio at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 Hwy 160 W., from 6-9 p.m. 382-3844.

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

Tom MacCluskey performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433.

Singer-songwriter Cyle Talley plays his unique acoustic “indie pop” with special guests at Durango Joe’s, 730 College, from 7-9 p.m.

Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, 701 E. Second Ave., presents live jazz from local musicians from 7-10 p.m. 375-2701.

Mancos State Park, located 5 miles from Mancos, hosts a Forest Keepers, Fun for Kids event at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater. 533-7065 for details.

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

The Freeman Social and In a Day play the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

 

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Sunday8

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic covers and originals on the patio at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave, from 3-6 p.m. 259-2545 for details.

A celebration of Brookside Park going chemical-free for the summer begins at 4 p.m. at the park, located at 24th St. and Main. There will be music, dancing and a potluck.

The Gigi Love Duo plays El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning 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

Turtle Lake Refuge hosts an Organic Gardening Sustainable Practices Program from 9 a.m.-noon at the Organic Farm School, 1511 CR 205, for all ages. The class continues for four Monday mornings through June 30. 247-0514 for details.

Mountain Studies Institute hosts the Climate Change & the Mountain West seminar from noon-1:30 p.m.

at the Silverton Town Hall. The event is free to the public. www.mountainstudies.org or 387-5161 for details.

The 7th annual Battle of the Animas, which pits local businesses against each other in head-to-head paddle raft racing, meets at 1: 30 p.m. at Mild to Wild, 50 Animas View Dr. 247-4789 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

Robin Davis plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

A “doing you own divorce and/or custody” seminar meets at 6 p.m. in Room 113 of the Commons Building, 701 Camino del Rio. Anyone wanting to apply for the free book of forms should arrive 10 minutes early. 247-0266 for details.

Singer-songwriter Cyle Talley plays his unique acoustic “indie pop” at the Common Sense Cafe, 1480 E. Second Ave., from 6: 30-8 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live music from local bands from 8-11 p.m. 259-9018.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts open mic night from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

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

Tim Guidotti plays El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

“Wee” Want Art, a drop-in art workshop for kids ages 4 to 6, meets at the Durango Arts Center Paint Bar, 802 E. Second Ave., from 5-6 p.m. Artist Christie Berven will lead the event. 259-2606 for details. 4

Durango BMX hosts practices from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the track just south of Gateway Park. 799-1780 or www.durangobmx.com for details.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at Miller Middle School at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all comers.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group, along with vocalist Alison Dance, plays the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

The Asa Fire Tribe performs at Trimble Hot Springs beginning at dark. www.trimblehotsprings.com for details. The shows continue every Tuesday through the summer.

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

Acoustic troubadours Annie Brooks (folk/pop) and Cyle Talley (indie/pop) split a set of originals at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

The Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, hosts karaoke with Crazy Charlie starting at 7:30 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

The Columbine Bar, located on Grand Ave. in Mancos, hosts its Tuesday Night Jam beginning at 8 p.m. The session is open to all musicians.

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.

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Wednesday11

Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., offers free coffee tasting courses from noon-1 p.m. 259-2059 for details.

The Trails 2000 Membership Picnic meets from 4-7 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center’s outdoor amphitheater. All renewing or new members receive a one-year Colorado Search and Rescue card. www.trails2000.org for details.

Tim Guidotti plays an encore show at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

Durango BMX hosts its Wednesday night races just south of Gateway Park with sign-ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. 799-1780 or www.durangobmx.com 

An open bluegrass jam meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. The circle gathers every Wednesday. 247-1264 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers an Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED class from 6-10p.m. 259-5383 to pre-register.

The Durango Chess Club gathers for its weekly meeting at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, at 6:30 p.m.

A free class on mysticism and meditation meets from 7-8 p.m. at Chiropractic Durango, 555 Rivergate Lane, Suite B1-108. The ongoing class is hosted by the Center of Light. 882-4920.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs solo at Joel’s,119 W. 8th St., at 8 p.m. 385-0430 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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts DJs spinning dance music on the patio from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.  

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Ongoing

The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., hosts Mysto’s Magic Spectacular on Wednesday through Sunday at 3 p.m. The remodeled venue also presents music and comedy from Darryl Kuntz, “Out of the Box and out of Control!,” at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday. The nightly performances will continue through June 8. www.HenryStraterTheatre.com or 375-7160.

Art Supply House, 24 A Town Plaza, presents a community collaborative acrylic painting. The painting in progress depicts a Colorado Rocky Mountain scene on canvas, and members of the public have one more week to drop by and paint a square. Art Supply House is also exhibiting the artwork of Sunny McHale through the month of June. 375-0090 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College exhibits “100 Contemporary Works by Native Artists from the Hensler Collection.” The Bill and Sue Hensler collection of contemporary Native American art includes a diverse group of artists from a variety of tribes. The collection in its entirety includes more than 200 items, including pottery, paintings and sculpture, directly acquired from the artists themselves. 247-7456.  

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., host the exhibit “Eskimo Artifacts from Arctic Alaska.” This show features clothing, masks, hunting and fishing tools, dolls, toys, fetishes and other items. The museum is also hosting “Boots & Saddles: Historic Foot Gear and Horse Gear from Southwestern Colorado.” 259-2402 for details.

Professional Business Builders, a chapter of Business Networking International, meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church in Durango. BNI Referral Matrix meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Wells Group. The BNI Referral Market meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Prudential. BNI Business Connections meets every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Durango Rec. Center. 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, “Living off the Land.” The museum offers a hands-on exploration of the Rocky Mountain ecosystem and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wed.-Fri. and 1-5 p.m. on Sat. and Sun. 259-9234.

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Upcoming

“Catch the Reading Bug,” the 2008 Summer Reading Program at the Durango Public Library, continues on June 12 with a “Bug Songs.” The program is open to kids preschool through 5th grade. 375-3385 for details.

The Colorado Mountain Club will present a public information session on protecting Twin Buttes and the Riverview Parcel on June 12 at the Durango Recreation Center. 247-0822 for details.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama opens its 47th season with “The Spoilers” and “Whoop-Ti-Ay!” on June 12 at the newly renovated location inside the Durango Arts Center. www.diamondcirclemelodrama.com for details.

The Mountain Studies Institute will host a Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for natural resource managers on June 12 in the Silverton Town Hall. 247-7071

The Durango Adventure Xstream Adventure Race returns June 14. Competitors will test their skills in trail running, mountain biking, kayaking and ropes across a 50+ mile course.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will present the Durango Barbershoppers performing “The Secret Life of a Train Conductor” on June 14.

Durango BMX will host its State Qualifier race on June 15. www.durangobmx.com for details.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a June 17 release party for local author Ken Wright’s new book, The Monkey Wrench Dad.

Pediatric Associates of Durango will offer a free yoga class for 3-7 year olds on June 17.

The Miserabillies will bring their neo-traditional country to the Ska-B-Que on June 19.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of La Plata County returns on June 20-21. The theme of this year’s event is “There’s No Place Like HOPE!”

Animas River Days returns on June 20-22 with a river parade, boating events, live entertainment and more.

Alternative Horizons hosts its third annual Wine and Music Fest on June 21 at Rivergate. The event features live jazz from Actual Proof.

Due to cool spring temperatures, the Wednesday Durango Farmers Market at the Smiley Building has been delayed until June 25.  

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Meat and music take over Main Avenue
What: Men Who Grill, the Women’s Resource Center’s annual fund-raiser
Where: The 1200 block of Main Avenue
When: Sat., June 7, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Meat and music will converge on Durango’s Main Avenue this Saturday. There’s only one local event where you can watch a whole roasted pig spin over an open flame, be served by men wearing animal-print sarongs, and then choose winners among dozens of costumed chefs. Men Who Grill, the annual fund-raiser for the Women’s Resource Center, returns to downtown on June 7 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

During the event, up to 25 teams of grillers will vie for top honors from attendees and judges who choose winners based upon taste and presentation. The chefs, both amateur and professional, choose a theme and decorate their booths and don costumes accordingly. The grilled goodies also relate to the theme.

In years past, Men Who Grill has seen the likes of teams such as “The Wasabi Brothers” serving up grilled seafood, the “Deep South Grill Team” slinging “road kill,” “Men Are Pigs” spinning the aforementioned roasted pig, and “The Neanderthals” dishing out spicy barbeque. This year’s teams promise to be even more competitive, offering interesting fare for meat lovers and vegetarians alike.

This year’s event includes a performance by Durango’s Kirk James Blues Band. Admission includes tastes from all the grilling teams and free soda or bottled water, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will also be a raffle to win a Weber grill valued at $599.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 247-1242.

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Cadillac Sky to play regional benefit
What: The 2nd annual Ducks for Bucks Niemann-Pick disease benefit
Where: Wines of the San Juan, in Turley, N.M.
When: Sat., June 7 from noon-6 p.m.

A rising national bluegrass act is turning out for an area benefit this Saturday. Wines of the San Juan presents bluegrass band Cadillac Sky on June 7 during the Ducks for Bucks event, a benefit for Niemann-Pick Disease. Wines of the San Juan is located in the bosque of the San Juan River in nearby Turley, N.M.

Ducks for Bucks runs from noon-6 p.m. The free event includes games, kids activities, a dunking booth, food and refreshments, and a Dainty Duck Dash will be rounded out by the Cadillac Sky performance. The band bills itself as a “roots bluegrass band that is wrapped in tradition but not afraid to wander.” Bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs recognized that the group is “poised for greatness” and recently signed them to Skaggs Family Records. Their debut, “Blind Man Walking,” has been described as “an amazing debut that speaks volumes about the arrival of a brand new voice.”

The free show goes beyond good times and good tunes, however. Ducks for Bucks is a benefit for Niemann-Pick disease. The fund-raiser was created in memory of Breann Chavez, who passed away at age 3 from Niemann-Pick. The disease has been described as “childhood Alzheimer’s,” but unlike Alzheimer’s, the disease is always fatal.

For more information, on Ducks for Bucks call (505) 632-0879 or visit www.winesofthesanjuan.com.

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Dolores River Festival set for Saturday
What: The annual community celebration of the Dolores River
Where: Joe Rowell Park in Dolores
When: Sat., June 7. Gates open at 10 a.m.

Festival and river lovers are converging on the Town of Dolores this weekend. The annual Dolores River Festival returns to Joe Rowell Park on June 7 for a community celebration of one of the Southwest’s great rivers.

This year’s festival will feature six bands of local, regional and national repute, as well as activities like the Fun Race, free raft rides on the Dolores River, children’s activities, a kayak race, the Zuke’s River Dog Contest, and the highly anticipated River Parade. Gates for the festival open at 10 a.m. and the music gets under-way at 10:30 a.m. Local favorites, the Galloping Gooses, Formula 151 and the Porchlights, go on stage first and national talent will follow. BiggaDigga, a jazz-infused funk and groove band from Denver, will play the afternoon, and Euforquestra will headline the festival with its “Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk.”

Many of the area’s not-for-profits will also turn-out for the festival and provide information and educational programs about the Dolores River watershed, recycling, energy conservation and more.

This family oriented event features numerous vendors with food, beverages and merchandise, and beer from the Dolores River Brewery will be on sale throughout the day. Admission is only $5 and free for anyone under 21. On-site camping will also be available. For more information on the event, visit www.doloresriverfestival.com.

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