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Thursday23

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

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

Gary Watkins and Jenny Winegardner play El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

The Durango Department of Sustainable Services discusses preliminary plans for a new Recycle Center at 5:30 p.m. in Durango City Chamber Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave. 375-5004 for details.

The Porchlights play 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.

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 Telegraph Trail. Interested runners should meet at the Horse Gulch trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557.

The Lindells perform at the Bayfield Beer Factory, located on Wolverine Dr., from 6-9 p.m. 884-7837.

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

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield hosts a 6:30 p.m.  Authors’ Roundtable and Booksigning with writers Roberta Summers, Judy Castleberry, Gloria O’Shields, Lee Pierce, Tekla Miller and Debra Doggett. 884-2222 for details.

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.

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver bring High-Altitude Blues to the Derailed Saloon. 725 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

The Good Sinners play eclectic West Coast rock at the Columbine Bar, located in Mancos, at 9 p.m. as part of Mancos Days.

Z Camp plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Friday24

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 

Mancos High School kicks off its 100th anniversary at 9 a.m. The weekend long celebration includes a parade, dance, games, a pig roast, vendors and more. www.mancos.schoolfusion.us for details.

Habitat for Humanity offers recycling for old appliances and scrap at 30th St. and Main from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event continues on July 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 382-2215 for details.

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

The Fresh Fridays Farm Market 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.

Ska Brewing celebrates the inaugural Brewers Tour of Colorado at 5 p.m. with a tapping party for the Wheelsucker Wheat Ale. The event includes live rockabilly from the Soda Jerks and benefits the Safe Roads Coalition.

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

Nina Sasaki and friends play the patio at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., at 5:30 p.m.  259-4960.

 

The Tumblin’ Dice 

bring classic rock and blues to El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Critical Mass meets at Buckley Park at 6 p.m. The group bike ride takes off on the last Friday of every month.

Pete Giuliani, guitarist/singer/songwriter, appears on the patio at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q South, from 6-9 p.m. 259-9507.

The Durango Discovery Museum screens “Night at the Museum” for its free Sci Fri Movie Night at the Powerhouse. The event begins at 6:20 p.m. with the Schoolhouse Rock Top 10. www.durangodiscovery.org for details.

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

Music in the Mountains continues with “Texas Twang,” a special performance featuring Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison and a beer and cheese tasting, at 5:30 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver bring High Altitude Blues to the Schank House, located in Vallecito Lake, at 7 p.m.

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

Staci Foster & Elijah Stone play as The Daydreamers at Durango Brewing, 3000 Main Ave., from 6-8 p.m. 247-3396.

Formula 151 brings its alternative rock to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

The Porter Draw returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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The Durango Farmers Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. The event includes the 2nd annual Durango Iron Horse Chef Competition. 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.

Animas High School hosts an Open House at the new school, 3206 Main Ave., from 10-11 a.m. 946-3322.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., hosts a Story Time & Old Time Candle Making living history program from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 259-2402 for details.

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 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents the  Conservatory Gala at 7: 30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.musicinthemountains.com.

The Durango Cruzers meet at the Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., at 6 p.m. Moe’s presents live music from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Singer-songwriter Nina Sasaki plays the patio at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details. 4

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

“The Blair Street Murders,” an original play set in 1880s Silverton and a fund-raiser for Silverton Music Programs, shows at 6:30 p.m. at the Bent Elbow. 387-5775 for details.

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

Community Dance Sanctuary offers an Ecstatic Dance/Contemplative Movement Experience from 7-9 p.m. at YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd. 247-1773.

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.

Steel Rodeo plays the Schank House Bar & Grill, located in Vallecito Lake, from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Vanishing Breed plays county rock at the Columbine Bar, located in Mancos, at 9 p.m.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents a show from Congratulations at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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The San Juan Mountains Association presents “Hike, Lunch and Wine with a Llama” from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort. 385-1256 to register.

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

Durango BMX holds its Sunday races 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.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays the Schank House Bar & Grill, located in Vallecito Lake, from 1-5 p.m.

Music in the Mountains continues with “Symphonic Passion,” a festival orchestra performance of selections from Verdi, Bernstein and Brahms, at 5 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort. www.musicinthemountains.com.

The Berea Festival Dancers from Kentucky perform traditional Appalachian dance, music, and song from 5-6 p.m. on the Starbucks Coffee patio, 558 Main.

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

Greg Ryder returns to 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.

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.

Monday27

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band play a Concerts for Scholarships program at Ray Dennison Memorial Field at Fort Lewis College. Gates open at 5 p.m., and special guests Bob Livingston, Lisa Blue Trio and Greg Ryder open. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

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

Music in the Mountains continues with “Handel with Care,” a festival orchestra performance of selections from Handel, Corelli and others, at 5 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort. www.musicinthemountains.com.

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 for details.

Tuesday28

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.

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.

Music in the Mountains presents “Transfigured Night,” a conservatory faculty concert, at 7:30 p.m. at Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com.

Bob Livingston, Austin singer-songwriter and former Lost Gonzo, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 8 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

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

Wednesday29

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

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.

A happy hour for new Durango residents meets at 5 p.m. at the Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. 403-3037.

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.

“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. Beckwith is the founder of Agape International Spiritual Center. 385-1711.

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.

Music in the Mountains presents “Continental Classics,” at 7 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

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

Ongoing

“Mélange,” an exhibit featuring the work Jodell Murray, Patti Singer and Jenny Treanor, shows at the Durango Arts Center through July 31. The Friends of the Art Library also present “Weave Us Into Day,” featuring mixed media art by Meredith Nemirov, of Ridgway. Nemirov will lead a July 25 workshop on artists’ sketchbooks. 259-2606 for details.

The Gallery at St. Mark’s, 910 E. Third Ave., exhibits the oil paintings of Bradley Kachnovicz through July 29. 247-1129.

Pure Soul Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, displays new oil paintings from Rudy Eccher through the month of July.

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. 375-7160 for details.

Starbucks Coffee, 558 Main Ave., exhibits Bob Zahner’s traditional landscapes through the month of July.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College hosts the exhibition, 100% Birgitta: The Fine Art of Revolutionary Crochet through Aug. 2. Transitions: Navajo Weaving 1880-1920, and Ben Nighthorse jewelry are also on display. Visit http: //swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456.

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 Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. 422-2032 for details.

Upcoming

The Super Suckers return to the Abbey Theatre on July 31. Brent Amaker and the Rodeo open the show.

The Durango Performing Arts Company Summer Theatre Academy presents “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” and “Sleeping Beauty” on July 30, 31& Aug. 1. 259-2606 for details.

Johnny “Rocket” Woodmansee, a top BMX pro, will offer local BMX clinics on July 31, Aug. 1 & 2. 759-5700 for details.

Durango Acoustic Music will kick off its 20th anniversary with an Aug. 1 show from country legend Ray Wylie Hubbard.

The 3rd annual Hermosa Creek Off-Road Classic mountain bike race is set for Aug. 1 and includes 38- and 20-mile courses and singlespeed and geared divisions. http: //cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

The monthly Contra Dance and potluck returns to Park Elementary School on Aug. 1 and features music from the Phoenix band ClusterFolk.

The La Plata County Fair returns on Aug. 5-9 and features exhibits, the livestock auction, the demolition derby, dancing, food and more. n

Maria’s Bookshop will host an Aug. 10 booksigning with Elizabeth Hyde, author of In the Heart of the Canyon.

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. 

Tour de Farm 2009 will take off Aug. 30 and includes an in-town ride and a longer ride in Ignacio.

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Mysto presents his Magic Spectacular
What: A full stage show featuring illusion, magic and entertainment
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: July 23, 24 & 25 at 8 p.m.

Illusion takes center stage in Durango this weekend. Mysto’s Magic Spectacular, an all-ages, full-stage show of magic, illusions and entertainment, plays on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Durango Arts Center.

The shows will be bursting with full-stage illusions, doves, rabbits and more. Beefed up with professional lighting, sounds, special effects and directing, the stage is set to explode with sophisticated sleight of hand. No “kiddie event,” the spectacular is for all members of the family and libations will be flowing.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at the Durango Arts Center. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. For more information, call 259-2606.

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Jamboree & Classic return to the Colorado Trail
What: The mountain bike tour and race benefiting the fight against MS
Where: The San Juan Mountains
When: July 25 & 26

Two days. Nearly 80 miles and 12,000 feet in elevation gain, all at or above 10,000 feet. The Colorado Trail Jamboree and Colorado Trail Classic return to the Colorado Trail and San Juan Mountains this weekend. The two events take on an even more daunting foe – multiple sclerosis.

The CT Jamboree – a two-day tour – and the CT Classic – a one-day race – will take cyclists along an epic 79 miles of Colorado Trail singletrack, from Molas Pass to Junction Creek. The two events benefit Colorado individuals and families dealing with MS.

Jamboree riders will embark on the first leg of the ride early on the morning of July 25. Support vehicles will meet them at Hotel Draw with camping gear, food and refreshments for a night of celebration and recovery. The following day the ride continues, as the racers get their start before first light on Molas Pass.

“It’s a one-of-a kind ride and race through some of the finest alpine singletrack on the planet. It’s quite a stretch,” said Ian Altman, who suffers from MS and will once again organize the events and ride this year’s race.

More information on the CT Classic and its companion fund-raiser the CT Jamboree can be found at www.ctjamboree.com.

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