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St. Baldrick makes a return to Durango

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Kirk James plays solo blues at Soup for the Soul beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Fort Lewis College Ballroom. The event benefits Hospice care in the Four Corners.

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado holds its monthly board-meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave. New City Manager Ron LeBlanc will attend, and the public is welcome.

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

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

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

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays at Blondie’s Pub in Cortez beginning at 6 p.m.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues with Judith Reynolds presenting “Lost Cities: Petra, Machu Picchu, Mesa Verde, and a modern tragedy” at 7 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum.

Climber Micah Dash returns to Fort Lewis with a multimedia presentation on a first ascent in Indian Kashmir and climbing Yosemite and Indian Creek. The free show takes place at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. 247-7293 for details.

The legendary Count Basie Orchestra plays at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Kasia Sokol, violin/viola professor at Fort Lewis, performs a solo violin recital at 7p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts a reggae double-

bill with a screening of the Bob Marley concert film, “Africa Unite,” at 7:30 p.m. and reggae legend Army (Fritzmaurice Williams) playing a 9:30 p.m. show. 385-1711 for details.  

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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.

An opening reception for Drawing, Drawing, Drawn, a traveling exhibition of the drawings in the spring issue of Arts Perspective, takes place at the Smiley Building’s Wild Sage Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave., from 5-8 p.m.

A memorial dinner and dance for Bryan Howlett meets at the Spring Creek Grange with dinner from 6-8 p.m. and the dance from 8 p.m.-midnight. 903-9285 for details.

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

The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band perform for the Red Slipper Dance Party from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.  Suzi DiSanto will offer dance lessons during the first set and all proceeds benefit Volunteers of America.

The 8th Ave. Trio plays the music of the 70s and 80s at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 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.

Local favorites The Good Neighbors play the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

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The 2008 Whiner Bowl disc golf tournament lands at the Colorado Timberline Academy with check-in from 8:30-9:30 a.m. All proceeds go to Country Kids with Cancer. 759-8443.

Drawing, Drawing, Drawn, a traveling exhibition of the drawings in the spring issue of Arts Perspective, goes on display at the Smiley Building’s Wild Sage Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave., from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The show continues on March 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Colorado State Forest Service presents a Seedling Tree & Shrub Workshop from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mancos Community Center. 247-5250.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., hosts a free talk on Victorian/ Edwardian Waist Clothing at 1 p.m. 259-2402.

Singer-songwriters Randy Crumbaugh and Ted Hockenbury play at Steamworks Bayfield, 442 Wolverine Dr., from 5-8 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

Kirtan, participatory singing from India, takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Smiley Building’s Blue Heron Yoga Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave. The family-friendly, by-donation event will be followed by  optional 30-minute meditation. 259-2110.

Formula 151 performs for Hops and Hopes, a fund-raiser for the Durango Early Learning Center, from 6-10 p.m. at the D&SNGRR Depot. The event includes beer tastings, live and silent auctions and catered food. 259-1483 for details.

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

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

Eric Lindell, New Orleans roots/swamp pop musician, plays a Durango Acoustic Music show at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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 for details.

Wild Country plays country dance music at a benefit for the Bayfield Early Education Program at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155.

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

DJ Fat P and Friends spin at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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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.

A Shamanic Sound Ceremony is set for 2 p.m. in Room 10 of the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. 769-1102 to RSVP.

An open house on 1111 Camino, the Animas Riverfront property slated for redevelopment this spring, is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the property. www.1111camino.com.

The Durango Choral Society presents Choral Classics at 3 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

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.

Zion I, a top hip hop duo from Oakland, returns to the Abbey Theatre at 10 p.m. The pair, DJ Amp Live and emcee Zion, are underground artists acclaimed for futuristic production techniques, a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and poetic, positive and socially conscious lyrics. 385-1711.

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St. Patrick’s Day

Robin Davis plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 4

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

The Native American Speaker Series continues with Sandra Begay-Campbell’s talk, “Walking in Beauty on an Ever-Changing Path,” at 6 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum at Fort Lewis College.

The Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club presents the free lecture, “An Examination of Soil, Climate, and Viticulture in Mesa County, Colorado” at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 2350 Main Ave. 247-5140 for details.

The Bellydance Superstars perform Babelesque, a family-friendly cultural performance, at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com 

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

The Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., hosts a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration with authentic Celtic band Giant’s Dance playing at 7:30 p.m. 259-2545 for details.

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.

Aftergrass plays a St. Patty’s Day Party at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324.

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

Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Department of Mission and Spiritual Care holds a guided Labyrinth Walk from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. as part of its Holy Week observance.

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

Durango Montessori, located in the Smiley Building at 1309 E. Third Ave., hosts a Parent Night for current and prospective parents from 6:30-8 p.m. 769-3590.

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.

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The League of Women Voters of La Plata County hosts a meeting on water issues in Durango and La Plata County from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 495 Florida Rd. Experts will discuss everything from proposed water districts to river basin sharing to potential impacts of climate change. 247-8116.

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.

Chick Flick Night returns to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with a screening of “Thelma & Louise.” Doors open at 6 p.m. for socializing and drink specials at the Abbey bar. 247-1242.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers an Adult CPR & AED and Standard First class from 6-10:30 p.m. 259-5383 to pre-register.

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.

Durango Montessori, located in the Smiley Building at 1309 E. Third Ave., hosts a Parent Night for current and prospective parents from 6:30-8 p.m. 769-3590 for details.

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

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.

The Fort Lewis College Woodwind Ensembles perform at 7 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall.

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 with special guest Matt Moon on violin at Joel’s,119 W. 8th St., at 8 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts a Homegrown Music Festival featuring Aftergrass, The Formless, The Good Neighbors, Gigi Love, Oatie Paste, The Soda Jerks, Waiting on Trial, DJ I-Gene, DJ Jonzey and Dj Matteo. All proceeds benefit KDUR. 247-2324.

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. 259-2606 for details.

Durango Lively Arts Co. presents the musical “Meshugah-Nuns,” by Dan Goggin, on March 14, 15 & 22 at 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. on March 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. 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 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.

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Upcoming

Mancos Fine Art Photographer Bill Proud will address the March 20 meeting of the Durango Photography Club.

A community gathering, “One Month After the Fire,” will be held in the 700 block of Main Ave. on March 21.

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

Carlos Santana’s son Salvador will play the Summit 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.

Carute Roma and Le Chat Lunatique will play a double-bill of Gypsy/Roma music and jazz at the Summit on March 22.

Fort Lewis College’s Engineers Without Borders will present a three-band concert on March 22 at the Durango Elk’s Lodge to benefit a project for indigenous people in Laos and Ecuador.

Roots rock band, The Lindells, will plays the Hollywood Bar in Dolores on March 22.

The WRC Writer’s Group “Wild Women Writing,” will meet on March 26 at Andy’s Photography.

The Random Family String Band, from Taos, will play the Summit on March 28.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama will be holding locals’ auditions for the 2008 season on March 29. 247-3400 for details.

Out on the Colorado Plateau, a 2-day regional summit on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in the Four Corners, is set for April 4 & 5 in Durango. 259-3074 for details.

The San Juan Symphony will perform Music for Main, a benefit for the 700 Main Avenue Disaster Relief Fund, on April 5 at the Henry Strater Theater.

Darla Hill will offer dance classes to benefit the Animas Museum on Monday evenings from March 31-April 21.

Purgatory will celebrate the end of an era and close the season with a Purgy’s goodbye party on April 5 & 6.

The 20th annual Tri the Rim, Durango’s oldest triathlon, returns to Fort Lewis College on April 13. www.fortlewis.edu/tritherim for details.

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 .

“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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Lost Dog hosts Liam Nash Benefit Bash
What: A fund-raiser for the parents of Liam Nash
Where: The Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave.
When: Sat., March 15 from 6-9 p.m.

Durangoans can again mix charity and cheer this weekend. The We Love Liam Nash Benefit Bash, a fund-raiser for a local family in need, will be held on Saturday at the Lost Dog Bar and Lounge. The event runs from 6-9 p.m.

Liam Nash Paxton-Horn was born in Durango on Jan. 5 of this year. Because of severe meconium aspiration, he was flown that night to Denver Children’s Hospital via Flight for Life jet and remained in neonatal intensive care for the first three weeks of his life, fighting his way through respiratory failure.  He’s home now, on oxygen but thriving. However, his parents, Melissa Paxton and Ian Horn of 4 Corners Riversports, are facing extraordinary expenses, due to both his dramatic arrival and his ongoing health-care needs.  The We Love Liam Nash Benefit Bash is a fund-raising celebration of Liam, organized by his friends, family and fans. The event will feature a silent auction, live music – from the gypsy band Carute Roma and local favorites The Freeman Social – as well as food and a cash bar.  The incredible array of silent auction items include a complete 16-foot cataraft package, kayaks and boating gear, local art, salon treatments, adventure trips, cat skiing, snowmobile tours, and gift certificates from many local businesses. All proceeds will go directly to the Paxton-Horn family to help pay for Liam’s care.

In addition, a bank account has been created to help the Paxton-Horn family. Checks payable to “The Melissa Paxton and Ian Horn Medical Account” can be sent to The Bank of the San Juans.

For more information about the event or to donate an item for the silent auction, contact 375-7067.

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St. Baldrick makes a return to Durango
What: The annual fund-raiser benefiting children with cancer
Where: The La Plata County Fairgrounds
When: Fri., March 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  

For the fifth year, Durangoans are going bald for a good cause this Friday. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on March 14 at 6:30 p.m., and kids with cancer will benefit from the close shaves.

St. Baldrick’s issues a lofty, annual challenge to everyone who wants to help raise money for childhood cancer research. Participants are encouraged to shave their heads in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family. Since its inception in 2000, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised more than $34 million for the cause and shaved more than 46,000 heads in 18 countries. Durango has raised as much as $25,000 in past years for the 160,000 kids in America who are diagnosed with cancer each year.

This Friday, locals will again rise to the challenge. The shaving will commence at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Local firefighters, the Durango High School Varsity Baseball Team and their coaches as well as many other community members will be showing their support of children with cancer.

For those feeling a little long on top, there is still time to sign up. Visit www.stbaldricks.org for details.

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In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation