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Community Concert Hall presents ‘Rapunzel’

Reggae pioneers play the Summit

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Thursday6

The Durango Public Library hosts the story program, “Babies, Books & Me,” at 1:30 p.m. The event is for parents and their infants up to 18 months old and meets every Thursday. 375-3380 for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers an Adult CPR & AED class from 6-10 p.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.

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

The Durango High School Thespian Troupe 1096 presents a double feature of “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard and “Black Comedy” by Peter Shaffer at 7 p.m. in the DHS auditorium. The show continues on March 7 & 8. 259-1630, ext. 2141 for details.

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

DJs Mytha, Half Hitch and Improv spin at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Pint Night at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Friday7

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.

Andiamo Mortgage hosts an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. at 1150A, Main Ave. At 5:15 p.m. there will be a

Durango Diplomats Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Terry Rickard returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers a Lay Fundamentals of Instructor Training class from 6-9 p.m. The class continues all day on March 8 & 9. 259-5383 to pre-register.

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

International Folk Dancing returns to the Wild Sage Yoga Studio in the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from many nations will be taught and performed. 247-5720 for details.

The Lawn Chair Kings, Freeman Social and Pinhead bring a triple-bill of music to the Olde Schoolhouse at 8 p.m.

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver bring their high-altitude blend of blues, rock and folk to the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Rockin’ Randy and the Jelly Belly Blues Band play the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Prism, an electronica/funk/jam band, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Last to Know, of Taos, plays disco-funk-bluegrass at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a DJ spinning starting at 9 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018 for details.

Saturday8

Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center, located near Pagosa Springs, hosts Saturday Morning Meditation from 10 a.m.-noon. Drop-ins welcome. 731-3711 for details.

Harry Baxstrom, candidate for La Plata County Commissioner, speaks at a coffee at the Breen Community Center from 10-11:30 a.m. The public is invited to bring questions. 884-9830 for details.

The Miserabillies play neo-traditional country music at Steamworks Bayfield, 442 Wolverine Dr., from 5-8 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

Terry Rickard plays an encore show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver play their high-altitude blues at Rubio’s in Aztec at 6:30 p.m.

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 for details.

The Sea & The Rhythm play original acoustic, indie pop and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

 

Greg Ryder plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents

a DJ spinning starting at 9 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018 for details.

The Tao Jones brings funk back the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Crazy Larry, of Denver, presents live PA for Ladies Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Sunday9

The San Juan Mountains Association and Durango Mountain Resort offer a ski naturalist trek beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the base of chairlift #4. 385-2147 for details.

Carver Brewing, 1022 Main Ave., hosts a bluegrass double-bill with performances from Waiting on Trial, a new Durango band, and the Badly Bent from 3-6 p.m. 259-2545.

East by Southwest, 160 E. College, hosts a fund-raiser for the 700 Main Avenue Disaster Relief Fund with seatings at 5, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. 247-5533 for reservations. Following the dinner at 9 p.m., Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., presents music from Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, with bar sales and the door charge going to the fund.

Joel Racheff plays acoustic at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 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.

Monday10

“Colorado Health Care: Crisis and Reform,” a public forum, meets from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center. The goal of the meeting is to inform the public about health care reform efforts happening in the state and encourage public participation in the process.

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

A free doing you own divorce and/or custody in Colorado seminar meets at 6 p.m. at the Commons Building, 701 Camino del Rio. 247-0266 for details.

The Sea & The Rhythm plays original acoustic, indie pop at the Common Sense Cafe, 1480 E. Second Ave., from 6:30-8 p.m.

 

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays acoustic at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

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

Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., starting at 8 p.m.

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.

Tuesday11

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

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

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

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a booksigning with Sharon McAnear, local author and Riverview 4

Elementary School teacher, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. McAnear will read from and sign copies of her first novel, Corner of Blue. 247-1438 for details.

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

The Sea & The Rhythm, Annie Brooks and James Else play original songs of the folk persuasion at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

Tim Sullivan plays acoustic at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

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.

Wednesday12

The Green Business Roundtable will discuss “creating a more sustainable economy through land use policy and design” at noon at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Travis Craig, a fifth-generation La Plata County resident will be the guest speaker. 259-3583 to RSVP.

Sudden Science, an after-school science club program from the Discovery Museum at the Powerhouse, offers volunteer leader training from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Building, 1099 Main Ave. Volunteers need no science background. 422-2034.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Art Spot, a live art demo, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

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

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County holds its Family Selection Orientation and Application meeting at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Families interested in learning more about Habitat and how to apply for homeownership are encouraged to attend. 382-2215 for details.

A crystal bowl meditation group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Namaste Health Center, 1099 Main Ave., Suite 200. Drop-ins are welcome, and admission is by donation. 259-1838 for details.

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

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

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts an open mic night starting at 7 p.m. The event returns on the first Wednesday of every month. 259-9018 for details.

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

The Center of Light Dolores screens “Amazing Grace” for its free Conscious Movie Night at 7 p.m. 882-4920 for details.

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.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “Dirty Hands,” a ceramic invitational exhibit, from March 7-April 3. The show includes ceramic artists from around the region using varying styles and clay mediums. An exhibit of mezzotints by David Clark is also on display at the Durango Arts Center library gallery. And Fran Mayfield and Niara Isley present “The Quality of Light,” an exhibit of plein air paintings and light sculpture in the Local Expressions Gallery. Receptions for all three shows are set for Fri., March 7, from 5-7 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

Durango Lively Arts Co. presents the musical “Meshugah-Nuns,” by Dan Goggin, on March 7, 8, 14, 15 & 22 at 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. on March 8, 15 & 22. In the follow-up to last year’s “Nunsense,” the show, directed by Nicholaus Sandner, follows the nuns as they embark on a cruise.  When a bout of sea-sickness hits the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” the sisters put a new twist on an old favorite. 382-8584 for details.

Durango photographers Howard Rachlin and Branson Reynolds are exhibiting selections of their Southwest photographs at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., throughout the month of March. 375-7877 for details. 

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts Assistant Professor of Art Chad Colby’s “Primarily Painting” exhibit through March 20. In fall 2007, Colby’s work was recognized by Fort Lewis College and was granted the title of featured scholar. The featured scholar program was designed to recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves by their scholarly or artistic contributions. 

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., hosts the exhibit, “Convergence,” by Gloria Baker Feinstein through March 12. The show is a collection of black and white images that bring out the mystery and intrigue of every day surroundings and events. Feinstein photographs with a Hasselblad and develops all of her work in a traditional darkroom setting. Some of the well-known photographers who have influenced her work include Diane Arbus, Keith Carter, Sally Mann and Andre Kertesz. www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College exhibits the fifth annual Juried Photography Show: “Images of the Southwest” and the exhibit, “The Old Spanish Trail: Conduit fir Change,“ in the Center’s gallery. In addition, the Delaney Library is hosting the show, “Utes: Their Country, Their Leaders, Their Culture.” The shows will be on display through March 16. Visit http: //swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 970-247-7456 for details.

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..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 for details.

Upcoming

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues on March 13 with Judith Reynolds presenting, “Lost Cities: Petra, Machu Picchu, Mesa Verde, and a modern tragedy” in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum.

The Soup for the Soul Charity Event, which benefits hospice care, returns to the FLC Ballroom on March 13.

Kasia Sokol, FLC violin/viola professor, will perform a solo violin recital on March 13 in the Roshong Recital Hall.

The Count Basie Orchestra plays a “Jazz on the Hill” event on March 13 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Climber Micah Dash returns to Fort Lewis on March 13 with a multimedia presentation on climbing Kashmir, Yosemite and Indian Creek.

The annual St. Baldrick’s event returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on March 14. The event has raised more than $25,000 for kids fighting cancer.

A memorial dinner and dance for Bryan Howlett is set for March 14 at the Spring Creek Grange. 903-9285 for details.

A “We Love Liam Nash Benefit Bash” will be held on March 15 at the Lost Dog. Liam is the newborn son of Melissa Paxton and Ian Horn and is recovering from time in neonatal intensive care. 375-7067 for details or to donate to the silent auction.

Durango Acoustic Music presents Eric Lindell playing New Orleans-flavored rock March 15 at the Henry Strater Theatre.

The Fore! Corners Disc Golf Club will host the 2008 Whiner Bowl, a fund-raiser for Country Kids with Cancer, on March 15 at the Colorado Timberline Academy.

The Fort Lewis College Cycling Team will hold its annual Squawker Classic road racing events on March 15-16, which kick-off with an East Animas Time Trial.

The Animas Museum will host a free talk on Victorian/Edwardian Waist Clothing on March 15.

Fort Lewis College will host a Youth-Powered Earth Week, showcasing youth activism, from March 15-22.

The Durango Choral Society will present a concert celebrating great music for choirs and piano on March 16 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

An open house on 1111 Camino, the Animas Riverfront property slated for redevelopment, is scheduled for March 16 at the property.

The Celtic band Giant’s Dance will play a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17 at Carvers.

Aftergrass will play St. Patty’s Day at the Summit on March 17.

The Bellydance Superstars will bring their family-friendly, cross-cultural performance to the Community Concert Hall on March 17.

Durango Montessori hosts Parent Nights for current and prospective parents on March 18 & 19.

Chick Flick Night returns to the Abbey Theatre on March 19 with a screening of “Thelma and Louise.”

The 7th annual Wet ‘N Wild Egg Hunt returns to the Durango Recreation Center on March 21.

The First United Methodist Church will host the combined choirs and orchestra performing “A Service of Darkness” on March 21, Good Friday.

The Mountain Studies Institute hosts a Trail Art Contest to create sign features along the Silverton Trails System. The deadline is April 14. www.mountainstudies.org for details.

“Autism Yesterday,” a film on autism recovery, premieres at the Abbey Theatre on April 17.

The Center of Southwest Studies invites artists to submit work for “Connections: Earth + Artist - A Tribute Art Show in Resistance to Desert Rock.” The deadline is May 9. 382-6982 for details.

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Community Concert Hall presents ‘Rapunzel’
What: A musical from the Seem-To-Be Players
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m.

Rapunzel is paying a visit to Durango’s biggest stage this week. The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College hosts a March 9 performance of “Rapunzel,” a musical adaptation by Max Bush and Ric Averill of the classic Brother’s Grimm Fairy Tale. The curtain rises at 4 p.m.

The play is being brought to the stage by the professional children’s theater company, The Seem-To-Be Players, who seek to expand the imagination, encourage creative thinking and promote an appreciation of human values. Averill has been the artistic director for The Seem-To-Be Players since he and his wife, Jeanne, founded the company in 1973.

In the play, magical events come to life through comedy, song and characterizations. This “coming of age” tale of the girl child traded away and raised in an enchanted tower is told in powerful images but with an appealing warmth and wit.

“Each season we book family entertainment, something truly for the kids,” said Gary Penington, concert hall managing director. “This is a wonderful theater company, very creative and very professional”

Tickets for “Rapunzel” are available on line at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657, or in person at the Ticketing Offices in Durango at 7th and Main Avenue.

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Reggae pioneers play the Summit
What: A show from the Melodians, a Jamaican reggae trio
Where: The Summit, 600 Main Ave.
When: Thurs., March 6, at 9:30 p.m.

Reggae legends will take a Durango stage this week. The Melodians, an early Jamaican rocksteady reggae trio, play the Summit on Thursday, March 6, at 9:30 p.m.

The Melodians were formed in Kingston in 1963 by original members Trevor McNaughton, Tony Brevett and Brent Gayford Dowe. Renford Cogle acted as the group’s major songwriter in the early days. The band was discovered at a Kingston singing contest and made their recording debut shortly thereafter.

From 1967 to 1968 the Melodians had a number of hits on the Treasure Isle label, including “You Have Caught Me” and “Expo 67.” After recording “Swing and Dine” for producer Sonia Pottinger, the band recorded its biggest hit, “Rivers of Babylon.” The song became an anthem for the Rastafarian movement and was featured on the soundtrack for the movie, “The Harder They Come.”

In 1973, Brent Dowe left the group for a solo career, but the band regrouped in the 1990s and is still touring. For more information on Thursday’s show at the Summit, contact 247-2324.

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