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Experimental music plays the Four Corners
First Friday returns to the Summit

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Thursday6

The La Plata County Fair runs through Aug. 9. The annual happening features exhibits, the livestock auction, the demolition derby, dancing, food and more. Tickets for the demolition derby are currently on sale at locations around town.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the patio at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m. 259-4960.

Cyle Talley plays acoustic originals and covers on the Starbucks Coffee patio, 558 Main Ave., from 5-7 p.m.

A reunion for current and former employees of Blue Lake Ranch meets on the patio at the Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., at 5 p.m.

The Art of Living offers a free introductory talk on the Aug. 14-18 course and meditation at 6 p.m. at the Café of Life, located on Hwy. 3. www.artofliving.org for details.

Singer-songwriter Gigi Love plays the Summer Music on the Lawn series at Trimble Hot Springs from 6-8 p.m. 247-0111 for details.

The Assortment plays its weekly gig at Durango Brewing, 3000 Main Ave., from 6-8 p.m. 247-3396 for details.

Tom MacCluskey performs on piano at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884.

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

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

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 performs solo at The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

Giant’s Dance plays a free show of traditional Irish and Scottish music at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

Tyller Gummersall and Wild Country play a benefit dance at the La Plata County Fair at 8 p.m.

Friday7

The Durango Wheel Club holds a morning group ride for all levels at the Durango Recreation Center at 7 a.m. For safety and legal reasons, all riders must be DWC members. www.durangowheelclub.com for more info.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

Three Springs hosts Out to Lunch with live music by Terry Rickard from 11:30-1:30 p.m. The Fresh Fridays Farm Market also continues from 3-6 p.m. at Three Springs. The market will meet every Friday through Sept. 18. www.threespringsdurango.com 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.

Fridays at the Fort presents a free concert from Beth Wood with special guest Cindy Woolf beginning at 5 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with Eric Keifer playing from 5-8 p.m. DJ Batch performs from 10 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Kirk James plays the patio at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., at 5:30 p.m. 259-4960 for details.

The Durango High School Track Team presents a 5K Road Race and 1 mile fun run beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Three Springs. 259-7114 for details.

The Durango Discovery Museum screens “Tron” for its free Sci Fri Movie Night at the Powerhouse. The event begins at 7 p.m. with Fun by the River. www.durangodiscovery.org for details.

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

Stone 66 brings blues/rock to Virginia’s Steakhouse, located at Vallecito Lake, from 8 p.m.-midnight. 884-0606 for details.

Wild Country returns to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Saturday8

The Durango Farmers Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Durango Wheel Club holds its weekly group ride for all levels at the Durango Recreation Center at 9 a.m. www.durangowheelclub.com for more info.

The San Juan Mountains Association offers a guided nature walk at Durango Mountain Resort from 10 a.m.-noon. Hikes are free and registration is not required. 385-1256.

The annual San Juan Mountains Association Volunteer/Member Recognition Picnic meets at 4 p.m. at the Junction Creek Campground. 385-1310 to RSVP.

Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne play “By the Bend of the River,” a free concert at the  Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, at 6 p.m.

The Lisa Blue Trio, with Pete Neds and Hal Lott, play the patio at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

The Four Corners Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. with “Living in an Archaeological Landscape,” a talk by author Craig Childs, at Mesa Verde’s Morefield Campground.

Cyle Talley plays acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

Greg Ryder performs a free show at The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

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

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band plays Virginia’s Steakhouse, located at Vallecito Lake, from 8 p.m.-midnight. 884-0606.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live music from Made in the Shade from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents a night of gypsy and cabaret music at 10 p.m. with performances by Austin’s WinoVino and Durango’s Carute Roma. 247-2324 for details.

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The First Annual Colorado Peace Ride takes off from Fort Lewis College. The 238-mile charity tour will begin and end in Durango with 3 overnight stops along the way: www.ThePeaceRide.com for details.

The Durango Wheel Club holds a social ride, meeting at 9 a.m. at the Home Depot parking lot. www.durangowheelclub.com for details.

Virginia’s Steakhouse, located at Vallecito Lake, hosts an open jam session from noon-4 p.m.. 884-0606 for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam session beginning at 12:30 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

Durango BMX holds a race day with sign ups from 1-2 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780 for details.

The Durango chapter of Food Not Bombs serves free vegetarian/vegan food starting at 1-4 p.m. at Riverfront Park in conjunction with a drum circle.

One Tree Mesa plays Gospel Brunch at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Durango/Four Corners Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets from 6-8 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, 46 Suttle Dr. 799-0482 for details.

Chad MacCluskey plays 7-string guitar solos at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Greg Ryder returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Musica del Mundo with DJs Maize and X spinning from 8 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Jerry Day and RedEyedJinn celebrate the life/music of Jerry Garcia at 9: 30 p.m. at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324.

Monday10

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6:30 p.m. book signing with Ellisabeth Hyde, author of In the Heart of the Canyon. 247-1438 for details. 

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays 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.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 9 p.m. 403-1200.

Tuesday11

Durango Natural Foods host an informational session about Patronage Dividend being considered for the co-op at the Durango Public Library. Durangoans can drop in any time between 4:30 and 6: 00 p.m.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar from 5-7 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

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

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

A doing you own divorce and/or custody seminar meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. Anyone wanting to apply for the free book of forms is encouraged to arrive ten minutes early. 247-0266 for details.

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

The Durango Recreation Center hosts Kayak Night from 7-8:45 p.m. in the pool. 375-7312 for details.

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

Tim Sullivan plays his weekly 7-11 p.m. gig at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

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.

The Mighty Diamonds and a dub rock band bring roots reggae to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, beginning at 8 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

The Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, offers an open blues jam at 8 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Kentucky Deluxe playing from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents Producer Night with Peter Robot and Michael Dark playing live electronic and featuring Kairologic fusing live instrumentation and electronic production at 10 p.m. 247-2324.

Wednesday12

San Juan Mountains Association offers a Kid’s Hiking Club for children ages 8 to 12. The free hikes will accommodate all abilities and run through Aug. 19. 759-9113.

Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199  Main Ave., offers a free children’s yoga class for 3-7 year olds. 259-7337 for details.

The Durango Farmers Market offers a Wednesday Evening Market from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the La Plata County Fairgrounds. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Steamworks Bayfield Beer Factory hosts an open mic night from 5-8 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

Durango BMX holds its Wednesday races with sign ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780 for details.

“Spiritual Liberation,” a film based on the life and teachings of Michael Bernard Beckwith, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 6 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

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

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

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.

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.

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

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield holds a free Podcast Party at 7 p.m. 884-2222 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Club Meds with DJ Jonezy spinning from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018.

Ongoing

The Durango Public Library hosts a collaborative exhibit by members of the Four Corners Plein Air Painters. The exhibit runs through August 28 and is available for viewing during program room events. www.DurangoPublicLibrary.org for details.

The Durango Community Recreation Center exhibits Howard Rachlin’s photography through the month of August. Twenty-three of his photos, many of them new, are on display. www.HowardRachlin.com for details.

The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., presents “Dames at Sea,” a locally produced musical production, nightly except Mondays. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. www.HenryStraterTheatre.com or 375-7160 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College hosts the 2009 Fiber Celebrated Juried Exhibit through Sept. 21. Transitions: Navajo Weaving 1880-1920, and Ben Nighthorse jewelry are also on display. Visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456 for details.

Business Network International offers Professional Business Builders on Thursdays at the Himalayan Kitchen, 992 Main Ave., at 7 a.m.; and a Referral Market Chapter meeting on Tuesdays at Prudential Triple S Realty, 700 Main Ave., at 11:30 a.m. 375-7794 for details. Business Connections also meets on Wednesdays at the Durango Rec. Center at 11:30 a.m. 422-2032.

Upcoming

Bayfield’s Red House Gallery will present an Aug. 15 solo show featuring local artist Tirzah Camacho.

Durango DOT Comedy presents “She’s Just Not That Into Us” on Aug. 15 at the Durango Arts Center.

A field trip to the HD Mountains, spearheaded by Patagonia’s “Freedom to Roam” campaign, is set for Aug. 15. www.coloradowild.org for details.

Up with People and its multinational cast will play the Community Concert Hall on Aug. 20 & 21.

Indie/folk duo Chris and Thomas will play the Henry Strater Theatre on Aug. 21.

The Center of Southwest Studies will open a mountain lion exhibit on Aug. 22. Persons interested in sharing photos, articles or stories should call 247-7456. 

Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Aug. 22.

Medicine Horse “Masters,” a benefit golf tournament, is set for Aug. 22 at South Forty Golf Course in Cortez. www.medicinehorsecenter.org for details.

Maria’s Bookshop will hold an Aug. 24 booksigning with Lisa Jones, author of Broken: A Love Story.

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Experimental music plays the Four Corners
What: Two concerts from Grammy nominee William Eaton and friends
Where: The Spruce Tree Coffee House and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
When: Thurs., Aug.  6 at 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

Experimental music goes into the Four Corners spotlight this week. Three-time Grammy nominee William Eaton, virtuoso flutist Claudia Tulip, violinist Allen Ames, singer-songwriter Ty and special guest Richard Cooke play two local shows this week. The group will open “new doors and new worlds” on Aug. 6 at the Spruce Tree Coffee House in Cortez and on Aug. 7 at Durango’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

For the past 20 years Eaton, Ames and Tulip have been on a musical journey. Their melodies can describe spaces as diverse as the campfire of an aboriginal hunting group or the quiet study of a court musician in ancient India. The group has performed many times at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival as the William Eaton Ensemble, and Eaton recently appeared with R. Carlos Nakai.

Advanced tickets for the Durango show are available by calling 247-1129.

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First Friday returns to the Summit
What: The monthly live art and live music demonstration
Where: The Summit, 600 Main Ave.
When: Fri., Aug. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Live art and live music come together this week at the Summit. First Friday returns to the local venue in a new performance featuring Chip Fu, DJ Mowgli and four local artists.

First Friday was created as a way to promote Durango artists through live art demonstrations accompanied by musical performances. This week’s event will be the third in the series and will showcase four local artists working in a variety of media. Meanwhile, legendary hip hop artist Chip Fu from the FuSchnickens and Durango’s DJ Mowgli will create the accompanying soundscape. FuSchnickens boasts several platinum records, and the trials and tribulations of life, love and music helped Chip Fu conceive his latest project titled M.A2.T.H. (Music, Appreciation, Art, Time and Healing).

The event gets under-way at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 247-2324.

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Quick'n'Dirty

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Dirty talk

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August 8, 2019
Step by step

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