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Thursday17

Bump in the Road offers Healthy Mommas Happy Babies at 11 a.m. at the Durango Recreation Center.

Silverton Chocolates, located in the Smiley Building basement, 1309 E. Third Ave., offers free chocolate tastings from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday. 799-4481 for details.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Turtle Lake Refuge, 848 E. Third Ave., offers “Alive and Wild,” a food prep class for optimal health, from 5:30-8 p.m. 247-0514 for details.

Gary Walker and Bob Demmon play the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Lee and Chad, a jazz duo, play the Edgewater Lounge, located in the. DoubleTree Hotel, from 6-9 p.m. 259-6580.

Singer-songwriter Levi Mullen plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

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

Music legend Greg Brown plays the Smiley Theater, 1309 E. Third Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Brown has not played Durango in over a decade.

Dave Mensch returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

Jeannie Zandi leads meditation at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, 910 E. Third Ave., from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 759-9139 for details.

Oakhurst brings its Denver citybilly, Appalachian folk and bluegrass to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

George the Ganja Minister plays reggae at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

DJ Wreck spins at Angel’s End Zone, located in Cortez, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Peter Robot & Smiley Coyote remix and produce dubstep, breakbeats and glitch for a free show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

DJs El Beau and Posh Josh spin funk, soul and house at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200.

Friday18

Dave Mensch plays a free solo show at Durango Mountain Resort starting at 2 p.m.

The Sedona Method Support Group meets from 2-4 p.m. at the Self Heal Center, 26345 U.S. Hwy 160. 422-8001.

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.

Back Alley Blues plays the Friday Afternoon Club at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m.

Larry Carver and Randy Crumbaugh rock the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Durango Community Recreation Center offers Parents’ Night Out. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. and is open to parents of children, ages 4-12. 375-7300 to register.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live jazz from the Bob Hemenger Jazz Trio from 6-9 p.m. DJ Ralphsta spins at 9 p.m. 259-9018.

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

Pete Giuliani, guitarist/singer/songwriter, appears at the Schank House, located at Vallecito, at 6 p.m. 884-9150.

Rupnow & Friends play a free happy hour set at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. DJ Benjamin K goes on at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Ryan McCurry and Evan Suiter perform jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Mysto’s Magic Spectacular returns to the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The all ages, full-stage magic and illusion show also goes on at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19. 259-2606 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band returns to the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

El Rancho, 975 Main Ave., hosts an alt-rock/country double-bill with Farmington Hill playing at 8 p.m. and the Lawn Chair Kings going on at 10 p.m.

Formula 151 returns to the Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Cosmic Accident plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m. to close.

The  Abbey Theater, 128 E. College, presents the Playa’s Ball at 9 p.m. Wyld Stallynz, DJ Lank w/ MC Fader and Bigfoot Bridges will spin a high energy mix of electro, house, dub-step, glitch-hop, freestyle and house. www.abbeytheatre.com. 

DJ P.A. spins “everything but country” at Blondie’s Pub ‘n Grub, located in Cortez, at 9 p.m.

 

Saturday19

Fort Lewis College Fall Commencement meets at 10 a.m. at Whalen Gym. Dr. Ron Estler, FLC professor of Chemistry and the 2009 Colorado Professor of the Year, will deliver the commencement address.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts a Gingerbread House Workshop from noon-4 p.m. in the Paint Bar. All ages welcome. 259-2606 to register.

Durango Mountain Resort will celebrate Legends of Purgatory from 4-6 p.m. at the Durango Mountain Club. The event will commemorate past and present legends on the eve of the opening of the new Legends terrain. 385-2131 to RSVP.

Larry Carver and Nina Sasaki play the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5: 30 p.m.

Pete Giuliani brings his acoustic stew to the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Rupnow & Friends play a free happy hour set at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. The Felonious Groove Foundation plays  at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

A Christmas Kirtan, participatory singing & dancing, meets from 6: 30-8:30 p.m. at Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd. 4

The family friendly event is by donation. 259-2110 for details.

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

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 Kirk James Blues Band plays Desperados Bar & Grill, located in the Centennial Center in Bodo Park, starting at 8 p.m.

The Chills play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8:30 p.m. to close

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents S.O.B. (Same Old Band) playing from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

Neil Nelson and the Saloonatics play the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 259-9900 for details.

The Swingtones, a swing/dance band, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, from 9 p.m.-midnight. 385-1711.

Sunday20

Durango Mountain Resort hosts Locals Day beginning at 9 a.m. Lift ticket prices are $39 for adults and $25 for kids and partial proceeds benefit Manna Soup Kitchen and KSUT. Coupons are available in this week’s Durango Telegraph and online at www.ksut.org or www.buzztown.com.

The Dharma Center, 2530 Colorado Ave., hosts a Solistice Shamanic Dance from noon-4 p.m. with live drumming in honor of the holidays. 422-8001 for details.

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

The Scrugglers plays the 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 Sacred Heart Church, 254 E. Fifth Ave ., will host its 2nd annual Children’s Holiday Party at 1:30 p.m. The free event includes food, games and a visit from Santa Claus.  Volunteers are need to help with games and set-up. 764-0986 for details.

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

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 7 p.m. 575-418-9126 for details.

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

Monday21

Terry Rickard plays a split-set at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 6-8 p.m. & 10 p.m. midnight.

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

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 8 p.m. 403-1200.

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.

Tuesday22

The Newborn Playgroup meets from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Durango Family Center. The casual support group features a different guest speaker each week covering a variety of topics. 385-4747.

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts “Rockin’ for the Red Cross,” a fund-raiser for the local Red Cross chapter, from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Local artists Nina Sasaki, Ben Gibson, Rockin’ Randy, Neil Nelson, Larry Carver, the  Hounds Of Purg, Greg Ryder, Cyle Talley and Sol Vista.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live music from the Daydreamers from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Wednesday23

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

A Bump in the Road Postpartum Group meets at Liv MacKenzie Counseling, 766 Main Ave. St 201, at 6 p.m. www.durangobumpintheroad.com 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.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

Rockin’ Randy, of The Jelly Belly Boogie Band, plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

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 Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, hosts karaoke with Steve Kahler beginning at 8 p.m.  259-9900 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.

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

Thursday24

Christmas Eve

Donny Johnson plays classic country in the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details. 4

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

Lee and Chad, a jazz duo, play the Edgewater Lounge, located in the. DoubleTree Hotel, from 6-9 p.m. 259-6580 for details.

Singer-songwriter Levi Mullen plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

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

Friday25

Christmas Day

Saturday26

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

Michael Bruce performs on acoustic guitar in the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 56-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

The No More Blues Band plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m. to close.

Sunday27

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

Patrick’s Crossing plays the 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.

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

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 7 p.m. 575-418-9126 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.

Monday28

Terry Rickard plays a split-set at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 6-8 p.m. & 10 p.m. midnight.

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 8 p.m. 403-1200.

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.

Tuesday29

The Newborn Playgroup meets from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Durango Family Center. 385-4747 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

Larry & Nina play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

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.

Wednesday30

A Bump in the Road Postpartum Group meets at Liv MacKenzie Counseling, 766 Main Ave. St 201, at 6 p.m.

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

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.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

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.

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 Club Meds with DJ Jonezy spinning from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Ongoing

Cannners Unite, a can raiser for Bobby and Angie Simmons who lost their home to fire, is ongoing through the holidays. Home-canned jars of fruits and vegetables and canning supplies can be dropped off at Trimble True Value Hardware, Oscar’s and Durango Natural Foods.

The La Plata County Humane Society will host its 5th annual “Twelve Dog Days of Christmas” event through Dec. 23. Local businesses sponsor a different dog available for adoption each day.

The Anasazi Heritage Center is showing “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. 882-5600 for details.

The Durango Art Center Art Library, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts an exhibit featuring artists and members of FOAL (Friends of the Art Library). This mixed-media show runs through the month of December. 259-2606 for details.

The Durango Public Library hosts “Natural Elements,” an exhibit by Durango artists Margaret Barge and Susan Tait. The show runs through the end of December. 375-3380 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies Gallery exhibits “Mountain Lion!” Also on display is “RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado Exhibit,” a juried, traveling exhibit of 40 rare plants of Colorado. Both shows run through Fall 2010. Visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456 for details.

Upcoming

Carver Brewing Co. will ring in the New Year on Dec. 31 with a show from the Lawn Chair Kings and special guests.

The Asante Center for Empowered Health offers healing sessions with Asante practitioners, by donation, on Dec. 31. www.AsanteCenter.com for details.

Steamworks will host a 1970s/1980s New Year’s Eve party with music from DJs Tim Butler and Kolprit.

David Gans, host of the “The Grateful Dead Hour,” and The Lindells will play a Jan. 2 show at the Dolores River Brewery.

The Durango Arts Center Art Library will exhibit the Cosmos Series, mixed-media works by Ilze Aviks, from Jan. 5-Feb. 27.

Lonesome Stew, with Robin Davis, Pat Dressen, Hap Purcell, Jimmy Largent and David Smith, plays a Jan. 8 bluegrass show at the Smiley Theatre.

The Helping Hand Benefit, a fund-raiser for local kayaker Tony Miely, of Four Corners River Sports fame, takes place Jan. 9 at Ska Brewing World Headquarters.

Tony lost his hand in an accident this fall, and proceeds from the evening’s entertainment and auction will go toward a new prosthetic.

James and The Devil will play Rocky Mountain fiddle rock at the Pride of the West in Silverton on Jan. 9.

Local favorite Robert Earl Keen returns to the Community Concert Hall on Jan. 10.

CB-3, the Chris Berry Trio featuring Michael Kang of the String Cheese Incident, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 15.

The 3rd annual Tour de Ski is set for Jan. 23 at Durango Mountain Resort, and skiers can chose a 6k, 12k, 20k, 42k or 32k tour. Proceeds benefit Trails 2000 and Durango Nordic. www.tourdeski.org for details.

“Art that Heals,” a selection of artworks by local and regional artists, shows at the Lightner Creek Inn beginning on Jan. 30.

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Manna hosts Christmas dinner
What: A first-ever community Christmas meal
Where: The Manna Soup Kitchen, 1100 Avenida del Sol
When: Fri., Dec. 25, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

All members of the community can get a taste of the Christmas spirit this year. The Manna Soup Kitchen is hosting Durango’s first community Christmas Dinner on Dec. 25.

Manna will be serving up much more than soup on Christmas Day. Attendees will have access to a banquet setting, complete with carving stations, and Santa Claus will be on hand and passing out gifts for children and adults.  

Manna plans to feed at least 350 Durangoans next Friday and hopes to grow this first-ever event into a broad community happening, like the annual community Thanksgiving dinner. Those without transportation are encouraged to contact Manna and arrange for a pickup. The kitchen will also deliver hot meals to families and elderly clients who cannot make it to Manna.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the event will run for three hours. For more information or assistance call 385-5095 or visit www.mannasoupkitchen.org.  

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‘Nutcracker’ plays Concert Hall
What: A traditional performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College  
When: Dec. 18-20, with shows at 2 & 7 p.m.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College stages the quintessential holiday performance this week. The acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara brings “The Nutcracker” back to Durango for two matinee and two evening performances.

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara was founded in 1994 and is known for its innovative choreography and unique style. The company has toured throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Taiwan and China.

Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original classical ballet with a traditional “Nutcracker” set in Victorian times. This year’s performance includes new sets from Russia and completely new costumes. In addition to the traveling company, 57 Durango dancers, ages 5-13, will perform.

Tickets are available on the web at www.durangoconcerts.com, by phone at 247-7657, or at the Downtown Ticket Office located behind Magpies.

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