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The Summit hosts indie rock double bill

Squawker Classic returns to downtown

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Thursday9

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts a Recycled Sea Turtle Puppets workshop for 8+ year olds for Creativity Festivity. Class size is limited. 259-2606 to register.

The Interstate Stash Express mixes blues, Americana and psychedelic rock from 5-7 p.m. at Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St

Kirk James plays solo blues at the Steamworks Bayfield Beer Factory from 5-8 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado holds its bimonthly board meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo performs its weekly gig in the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The Social Poetry class at Fort Lewis holds a Poetry Slam from 6-10 p.m. at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave. Prizes will be given and drop-ins are welcome.

Mark Simons plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to close. 247-7700.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. with “Six Guns and Sagebrush: A History of the Western Film,” a presentation by Kevin Britz, in 130 Noble Hall. 247-7401 for details.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College hosts a show from the FLC Percussion Ensembles at 7 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Durango Nature Studies hosts Hiking the Full Pink Moon at 7 p.m. at the Durango Nature Center. 382-9244 x3.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., offers Salsa Night. The evening includes salsa lessons from 7-7:30 p.m. and DJ Twelfth Night spinning until 11 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs solo at the Office

Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

SASO hosts an 8 p.m. reception for its 3rd annual art contest, “create.inspire.heal,” at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. The event includes performances by Carute Roma and the Benet El Noor Bellydancers.

Gigi Love and Michael Coble play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m. – midnight.

Friday10

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Main Ave. and 11th St.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live music from the Good Neighbors from 5-8 p.m. DJ Batch spins from 10 p.m. until close. 259-9018.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays a split set at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., with solo blues from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and the entire band going on at 9 p.m.  

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver play high-altitude blues, rock and folk at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Hesperus History Night returns to the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. Don Demarest, personal assistant to Louis L’Mour for 20 years, will share his stories at the potluck event. 588-3331 for details.

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

Mark Simons returns to the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to close. 247-7700.

The Fort Lewis College Concert Band plays a 7 p.m. show at the Community Concert Hall. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Waiting on Trial plays bluegrass at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Local rock band The Chills play the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

The Interstate Stash Express plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave. Red Eyed Jinn opens the show at 9 p.m. 247-2324.

Strange New Shoes plays rock/funk/reggae at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200.

 

Saturday11

The American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., offers CPR for the Professional Rescuer from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 259-5383.

A teleconference on Practical Strategies and Interventions for Sensory Processing Disorder meets from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Skills for Living & Learning in Bayfield. 884-3259 for details.

The Durango Farmers Market hosts its final winter market from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

at the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Durango Wheel Club holds its weekly group ride for all levels from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For safety and legal reasons all riders must be DWC members. www.durangowheelclub.com

Skyfest, a free, daylong music festival, returns to Buckley Park beginning at noon. Strange New Shoes, The Good Neighbors and Ralph Dinosaur will perform.

Yogadurango. 1485 Florida Road, hosts a free Yoga Basics workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. The course is designed for beginners, and no previous experience is necessary. 946-8961.

Dance in the Rockies presents “Synergism - Ballet and More” with shows at 2 & 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com

The Porchlights play psychedelic folk at the Steamworks Bayfield Beer Factory from 5-8 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver play high-altitude blues, rock and folk at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Durango Independent Film Festival presents “Best of the Fest 2009” with a 6 p.m. screening of “Sex, Death & God” at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. www.durangofilm.org for details.

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

Dennis Wakeman hosts open mic at Guiseppe’s Restaurant, located on Goddard Ave. in Ignacio, from 6-8 p.m.

Ryan, Rachel, John, and Chris play the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-7700 for details.

The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band plays at 7 p.m. for dancing and listening at the VFW Post, 1550 Main Ave.

Legendary guitarist/singer-songwriter Stephen Stills plays a “Concerts for Scholarships” show at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Lewis College’s Whalen Gymnasium. 247-7117 for details.

Durango DOT Comedy performs “Does This Make Me Look Fat?” at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors for the improv comedy show open at 7:30 p.m. 259-6004.

Versa Vice plays at Legends Lounge and Grill, 331 S. Camino del Rio, at 8 p.m. 385-5533 for details.

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

Local favorites Formula 151 play the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays an 8:30 p.m. show at the Schank House Bar and Grill at Vallecito.

Sunday12

Durango BMX holds Sunday trophy races, with sign ups from 1-2 p.m. with racing to follow, weather permitting. 799-1780 or www.durangobmx.com for details.

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

Sister Carol, A Dub Rock Band, and DJ I-Gene play 4

an all-ages Easter Sunday show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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

Monday13

Fort Lewis College hosts the Fiscal Wake Up Tour at 5:30 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. The public forum will discuss the stimulus package, the budget and the fiscal future of America. 247-7323.

A free doing you own divorce and/or custody seminar meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave. 247-0266 for details.

Author, teacher and consultant Carolyn Handler Miller discusses her pioneering work in digital storytelling at a 6:30 p.m. booksigning at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. 247-1438.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a Texas Hold-em poker tournament at 7 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

The Center of Light presents Creating Your Life Using the Laws of the Universe at 7 p.m. at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave. 882-2123 for details.

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. 

 

Tuesday14

The Women’s Resource Center’s 9th Annual Girls to Women kicks off at the Sun Ute Community Center in Ignacio. The event continues on April 16. 247-1242, ext. 201 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts an Animal Origami workshop for 9+ year olds for Creativity Festivity. Class size is limited. 259-2606.

The Referral Market Chapter of Business Network International meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Prudential Triple S Realty, 700 Main Ave. 375-7794 for details.

The Family Center hosts a newborn playgroup for parents with babies under 6-months-old from 1:30-3 p.m. Each week features a new guest speaker. 385-4747 for details.    

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5 p.m.

The exhibition Journey Through our Heritage: “Familia, vecinos y cuentos” meets from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Center of Southwest Studies. 247-7290 for details.

Durango BMX holds Tuesday Gate Practice from 5:30-7 p.m., weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780.

Mill Street Brews, 25 Mill St. in Bayfield, hosts an open jam session beginning at 6 p.m. 884-7070 for details.

Lacey Black plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 6 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Joel Racheff plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.  

The FLC Business Club presents a public version of the game Budget Hero at 7 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. 247-7323.

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

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

Darrin Parmenter, of the Colorado State University Extension, presents “High Altitude Gardening and Food Production” at Bayfield’s Lavenia McCoy Public Library from 7-8: 30 p.m. 884-2222.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts live music from Eric Keifer, of Aftergrass, at 8 p.m. 259-9018.

Wednesday15

Business Networking International hosts Business Connections from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 422-2032 for details.

The Sustainable Building Education Program’s Brown Bag Lunch Series continues at noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. The session will discuss “Green Alternatives in Building Materials.” 382-5792 to RSVP for the free event.

The Durango Public Library hosts the Teen Poetry Café at 4:30 p.m., in Program Room 2. Teens are invited to share or just come to listen. Refreshments will be served.

Animas SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), Durango’s only independent, radical, anti-authoritarian student & youth collective, meets every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. in a top-secret location. Email animas-sds@riseup.net for details.

Fort Lewis College hosts a free screening of the film “I.O.U.S.A” at 5:30 p.m. in 130 Chemistry Hall. 247-7323.

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

Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave., offers a free Wellness Wednesday Talk on health, life and well-being from 6-7 p.m. 422-2032 to reserve a spot.

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

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, returns to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.  

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

The Paula Nelson Band plays the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at 7:45 p.m. Nelson is Willie Nelson’s daughter but more of a blue rock musician. www.henrystratertheatre.com .

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8: 30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center.

Ongoing

The Gallery at St. Mark’s, 910 E. 3rd Ave., hosts the “Friday Painters” exhibit through April 27. The show features works from the group that paints on weekly outings. 247-1129.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., exhibits Creativity Festivity: A Shipload of Animals,” throughout the month of April. Local adult artists Miki Harder, Cindy Coleman, Elizabeth Kinahan and Amy Vaclav-Felker will also share their animal artwork for the show. 259-2606 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the Senior Art Majors Exhibition through April 30. The show opens with a reception at 4:30 p.m. on April 13. 247-7167 for details.

The traditional oil paintings of Robert Zahner are on display at the Durango Community Recreation Center through April. 

The Red House Gallery, a new alt.space in Bayfield, hosts its first-ever show, “Me and My Robot: San Diego, Tijuana and Four Corners Contemporary Art,” at the gallery on Mill St.

Pure Soul Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, exhibits the monoprints of Maureen May through the end of April. 259-5499 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College hosts the exhibition, 100% Birgitta: The Fine Art of Revolutionary Crochet. The Sixth Annual Juried Photography Show, Transitions: Navajo Weaving 1880-1920, and Postcards from the Nina Heald Webber Collection are also on display. 247-7456 for details.

Upcoming

Take Back the Night, local rallies inspiring people to confront sexual assault, returns on April 16.

Durango’s all-female women’s hockey team the Durango Fury hosts Fury Night at the Irish Embassy on April 16.

The Durango Arts Center will accept submissions for its Juried Show on April 16 & 23. Email heather@durangoarts.org for a prospectus.

The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown returns to downtown on April 17, 18 & 19. www.durangomeltdown.com for details.

The first annual Four Corners Green Living Expo lands at the La Plata County Fairgrounds on April 18 & 19. n

The San Juan Symphony will perform “All Things Great and Small” on April 18 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

A Spaghetti Western Dinner & Burlesque Show Fund-raiser, starring Bare Bones Burlesque, is set for April 18 at the Mancos Opera House. 759-0203 for details.

A Kids’ Fair, with family games, food and an auction, meets on April 18 at the Bayfield Parks Gym.

Maria’s Bookshop will host an April 20 signing with Fred Wildfang, author of Durango, the latest book in the “Images of America” series.

“Breastfeeding: How to Get off to the Right Start,” a free lecture by naturopathic doctor Joy Kanevski, takes place April 21 at Kid’s Rock. 946-1345 for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues with a presentation on prostate cancer by Dr. James Burpee, on April 23 at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College. Call 247-7401for details.

The Durango Youth Coalition is accepting art submissions for a community-wide art walk on April 23. Email durangoyouthcoalition@gmail.com for details.

The City of Durango will host an April 23 public meeting on the proposed chicken ordinance to allow city residents to own and keep chickens within city limits.  

The Voodoo Organist returns to the Summit on April 23.

Indigenous, a Lakota Sioux rock band, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on April 24.

Durango Critical Mass returns on April 24 and will ride on the last Friday of each month.

The San Juan Mountains Association will host an April 24 Sand Canyon Ecology Hike. 385-1256 to register.

Imaginary Friends Production and Durango Performing Arts Co. present “Twelve Dancing Princesses” and “Into the Woods, Jr.” on April 24 & 25 and May 1, 2, 8 & 9 at the Durango Arts Center.

”Respecting Our Common Ground,” A Share the Trails Summit is set for April 25 at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Integrity, a national organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Episcopalians, is forming a local chapter and will meet on April 25 at St. Mark’s Church.

Folk/rock singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke plays an April 25 show at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

The Abbey Theatre hosts a double-bill on April 26 with singer-songwriter Chris Pureka playing an early show and the rapper Immortal Technique going on late.

The 9th annual Alien Run Mountain Bike race takes off on April 26 just north of Aztec. www.alienrun.com for details.

The Reverend Horton Heat returns for an April 27 show at the Abbey Theatre.

Maria’s Bookshop will host an April 27 book release party for Erinn Morgan’s Picture Yourself Going Green and Katrina Blair’s Local Wild Life, two new locally-generated green-living titles.

Louis Steele, guitarist, and Gemma Kavanagh, soprano, will play the final performance of the 2008-09 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Recital Series on May 1.

The Durango Wine Experience, the third annual local wine festival, returns May 1-2.

The Community Concert Hall hosts a May 2 performance of the long-running theatrical comedy “Greater Tuna.”

Maria’s Bookshop hosts a May 7 booksigning with Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living.

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The Summit hosts indie rock double bill
What: A show from national band The Love Language and Durango’s …in a day
Where: The Summit, 600 Main Ave.
When: Tues., April 14 at 9: 30 p.m.

Durangoans can get a lesson in The Love Language next week. The rising national act plays the Summit on Tues., April 14. Local indie sensation …in a day opens the show.

The Love Language is a lo-fi Indie pop band from North Carolina that’s getting attention from the likes of NPR and Spin and Rolling Stone magazines. The band’s debut self-titled release is the story of one man’s redemption. Frontman Stu McLamb provides much of the force and energy behind the band. He explained the band’s philosophy in a recent Spin interview, saying, “I’m a real lo-fi junkie. I like (The Band’s) Big Pink philosophy – you should have a dog on the floor of a basement while you’re recording. That’s where the best stuff happens.”

The Love Language’s seven-piece live lineup brings some of that “best stuff” to Durango next Tuesday. The show gets under way at 9:30 p.m.

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Squawker Classic returns to downtown
What: The annual time trial, criterium and road race
Where: Throughout Fort Lewis and downtown Durango  
When: April 11 & 12

Competitive cycling returns to Durango this weekend. The Fort Lewis College Cycling Team and Durango Wheel Club are holding the annual Squawker Road Classic on April 11 & 12.

The action begins Saturday morning with the “Bread/ East Animas TTT and ITT.” Team and Individual Time Trial races start at 8 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 250 and 32nd St. Short delays can be expected at County Road 250 intersections. Racing action continues later that morning at 11 a.m. with the “Morehart Neighborhood Criterium” in the historic downtown residential area. The course follows a spectator-friendly circuit utilizing 4th, 5th and 6th avenues as well as 8th, 9th and 10th streets, which will be closed to traffic. Racing concludes on Sunday with the “Coca-Cola Road Race,” which starts at 7 a.m. at Fort Lewis and completes a loop along Rim Drive, North College/Goeglein Gulch Road and E. Eighth Ave. Minor traffic delays can be expected all day.

Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer-on the FLC Cycling Team and local racers as they compete against their conference and regional opponents, and volunteers are needed.

Visit http: //cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

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