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FLC Gallery hosts International Christmas Market
England’s Ozric Tentacles plays the Hank

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A Bump in the Road offers “Healthy Mommas, Happy Babies,” a post-partum group meeting at 11 a.m. at the Smiley Building. www.durangobumpintheroad.com for details.

A free class on Home Integration for Convenience, Comfort and Safety meets at Cobalt Automation, 3577 Main Ave., at noon. 247-8021 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., joins the La Plata Homes Fund and Regional Housing Alliance to host “Coming Home,” a celebration of home ownership in La Plata County, from 4-7 p.m. 259-1418 to RSVP.

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.

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.

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado hosts the fifth of its bimonthly La Plata Sustainability Dialogues from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. The session will explore next steps in building a vibrant self-reliant local economy based on independently owned businesses.

Turtle Lake Refuge offers “Alive and Wild,” a food prep class for optimal health, at 5:30 p.m. at the Turtle Lake Refuge, 848 E Third Ave. The class continues on Nov. 19 and Dec. 10 & 17. 247-0514 for details.

Lee and Chad, a jazz duo, play the Edgewater Lounge, located in the DoubleTree Hotel, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 259-6580.

The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., hosts a benefit for the Vallecito Nordic Club from 6-8 p.m. The event includes live music from the Miserabillies and a silent auction to fund trail maintenance through the coming winter season. 259-0430.

Michelle Long, executive director of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and co-founder of Sustainable Connections, in Bellingham, Wash., discusses living local economies at 6 p.m. in the Fort Lewis College Ballroom. www.sustainableswcolorado.org 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.

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

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College continues at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall with “Empowerment: One Heart at a Time” by Ellen and Ross Park, business executives turned humanitarians.

 

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.

The Cortez Cultural Center hosts a 7 p.m. discussion with Tribal College Journal editor Kurt Umbhau and Rachael Marchbanks, publisher, on Native American higher education, stereotypes and misconceptions. www.tribalcollegejournal.org for details.

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

DJ Whatever brings a full art show and live dance mix back to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-9200.

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In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City of Durango and San Juan Basin Recycling Association hold a computer and electronics recycling event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Durango Recycle Center. The event continues from 9 a.m.=3 p.m. on Nov. 14. 375-5004.

YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., offers Tibetan Bowl Meditation with Lisa Byrne at 9 a.m. 375-7794 to register.

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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live jazz on the patio from Mac Jazz Trio from 5-8 p.m. DJ Wreck spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

Back Alley plays the Friday Afternoon Club at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. The Tumbling Dice go on at 8 p.m.

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

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens Teton Gravity Research’s latest ski film “Re: Session” at 6 p.m. The film captures top athletes everywhere from Colorado and Alaska to Italy and Poland. All proceeds benefit the Durango Winter Sports Foundation. 385-1711 for details.

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

An Abundance Party, including an abundance potluck, live music and book giveaways, meets at 7 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 259-2110.

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

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band returns to the  Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155.

The Get Backs perform their surf/retro rock at Virginia’s Steakhouse, located in Vallecito, at 8 p.m. 884-0606.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays the Schank House Bar & Grill, located at Vallecito, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Cosmic Accident plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.

Euforquestra, global funk from Fort Collins, returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

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The Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre hosts a workshop on the Margolis Method of Acting from world renowned theatre artists Kari

Margolis and Tony Brown from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Margolis Method expands the performer’s expressive and creative capabilities. 247-7089 for details.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a special Saturday morning storytime at 10:30 a.m. with local photographer Katherine Feng, whose photos appear in the children’s book Panda Kindergarten. 247-1438.

The Durango Wheel Club holds an informal group ride for all levels meeting at Bread, 42 County Rd. 250, at noon. All are welcome. www.durangowheelclub.com for details.

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

Donny Johnson brings classic country to the lounge at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Road 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Caleb Crain 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.

Take the Lead hosts a Dance Party benefiting “Dance in the Classroom” from 7-10 p.m. at Durango Dance, 1120 Main Ave. The all-ages event will include swing, salsa, tango and ballroom dance. 749-0998 for details.

The Community Dance Sanctuary offers a Transformative Movement & Ecstatic Dance session at YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., from 7-9 p.m. 405-714-7662 for details.

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.

Finders and Youngberg returns to Durango for a 7:30 p.m. all-ages show at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. The bluegrass/folk band played sold out shows at this year’s Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. www.HenryStraterTheatre.com.

Durango DOT Comedy performs a night of Improv Comedy at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 7:30 p.m. 259-6004 for details.

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

The Tumbling Dice return to the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 8 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

90 Proof Pill, a five-piece rock band from Farmington, plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8:30 p.m.-close.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents DJ Benjamin K spinning from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018.

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The Fort Lewis College Cycling Cyclocross Series continues at Parque de Vida in Cortez with registration beginning at 9 a.m. http:/cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents the final Samurai Sunday, featuring a free screening of “Heaven & Earth” at noon. 385-1711 for details. 

Local band Motivator plays the final show at the Bondad Hill Saloon from noon to 6 p.m.

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 a race day with sign ups from 1-1:30 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780 for details. 4

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. durangofoodnotbombs@gmail.com.

The San Juan Symphony presents “From the Old Country” at 3 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

The Stillwater Foundation presents Make Music Happen, an African & Latin percussion, jazz and rock concert, at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction, food, beer and refreshments. www.stillwaterfoundation.org 

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 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 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.

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The Fort Lewis College Music Department’s Honors Chamber Orchestra performs at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Snowdown hosts an informational meeting for nonprofit organizations that host or would like to host an event during Snowdown 2010. The event meets at 5 p.m. in the Alpine Bank Conference Room. 749-1350 for details.

Jack Tallmage, of the Miserabillies, returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

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.

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

“Beyond Reality Body Art,” a free class on Henna tattooing for teens, meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. 884-2222 for details.

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

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

Rod Cook, weed manager for La Plata County, discusses “Noxious and Invasive Plants in the High Country” for the Colorado Mountain Club’s monthly meeting. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Durango Recreation Center’s Twilight Room.

The International Dyslexia Association presents psychologist Dr. Douglas Miller on the topic of social and emotional challenges of students with dyslexia at 7 p.m. at the Hampton In. Miller will also discuss strategies to build self confidence through self advocacy.

The Fort Lewis College Music Department Woodwinds Ensembles perform at 7 p.m. at Roshong Recital Hall. www.durangoconcerts.com 

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

Kevin Britz, director of the Center of Southwest Studies, discusses “The Invention of the Cowboy” from 7-9 p.m. at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. 884-2222 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.

A free introduction to the Sedona Method meets at the Self Heal Center, 26345 U.S. Hwy. 160 next to Dietz Market, at 7 p.m.

Binary Star, Whiskey Blanket & Mthds bring hip hop back to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Ave. Doors open at 9 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Colin Rooney playing from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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The Sustainable Building Education Program’s Brown Bag Lunch Series continues at noon at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. Kim Eisner, owner of Light Art and Tile Art, will discuss energy efficient lighting in commercial and residential applications. 382-5744 to register.

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

Dr. Kristen Roessler discusses the signs, symptoms and treatment of winter wonderland illnesses for A Bump in the Road’s Postpartum Group at 6 p.m. at Liv MacKenzie Counseling 766 Main Ave. Suite 201. www.durangobumpintheroad.com

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.

The Fort Lewis College Music Department Brass and String Ensembles perform at 7 p.m. at Roshong Recital Hall. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Center of Light presents Creating Your Life Using the Laws of the Universe at 7 p.m. 882-4920 to RSVP for the free class.

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.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the African Art Market exhibition through Nov. 14. The multifaceted program will showcase traditional and contemporary African culture with 12 days of public exhibits, lectures, performances and workshops. 259-2606 for details.

Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave., exhibits oil and pastel paintings by Anne Montgomery through the month of November. 385-7901 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 Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., features the “The Alternative Process,” an exhibition of photographic images created using antique, and often obscure, methods. The featured images are from local artist Heather Leavitt, Henk Thijs from Amsterdam, and husband and wife team Robert and Shiiko Alexander, of Florida. 382-8355 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the David Hunt Ceramic Invitational Exhibition. The annual invitational ceramic exhibition and sale showcases the work of 13 FLC alumni and local artists and runs through Nov. 11. 247-7167 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies Gallery exhibits “Mountain Lion!” The goal of this exhibit is to create an understanding of the nature of these predators and their long, historic relation with people. 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.

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

Eliza Gilkyson and Nina Gerber will play the Smiley Theatre on Nov. 19 in a fund-raiser for Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

The Colorado Native Plant Society and the San Juan Mountains Association will present at talk on the mushrooms of the San Juans on Nov. 19. 882-4647 for details.

Top bluegrass act Cherryholmes plays the Community Concert Hall on Nov. 20. The Badly Bent will open the show.

A Dress Rehearsal benefiting Music in the Mountains meets on Nov. 20 and includes a clothing sale and musical performs. 385-6820 for details.

Nan Wagner, well-known mezzo-soprano, returns to Durango to open the fifth season of St. Mark’s Recital Series on Nov. 20.

The Durango Public Library will hold a two-day Holiday Book Sale on Nov. 20-21.

The Copper Ridge Arts Festival meets Nov. 21 at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center. 903-5581 for details.

The Cortez Cultural Center will show the film “Legacy: Native American Photogravures & Music” on Nov. 23.

The 23rd annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Nov. 26.

Singing with Santa returns to Main Avenue on Nov. 27.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats return to the Community Concert Hall on Dec. 2.

The 35th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Dec. 4-6.

The Durango Elks Lodge will present its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, open to kids ages 8-13, on Dec. 5. 247-2296 for details.

The Community Concert Hall will host A Leahy Family Christmas, featuring the Canadian Celtic band of eight siblings, on Dec. 9.

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FLC Gallery hosts International Christmas Market
What: A three day sale of Asian, African and Mexican arts and crafts
Where: The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
When: Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 15, noon-4 p.m.; and Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Christmas comes to Durango early this year. The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery presents the International Christmas Market, a benefit for area nonprofits, for three days beginning Nov. 14.

Several area nonprofits will sell Asian, African and Mexican arts and crafts at the gallery. The items will include woven silk scarves, silk embroidered purses and felted wool accessories. Ornaments from Kazakhstan, Shona stone sculptures from Zimbabwe, beaded animals, wooden bowls, Mexican ornaments and salsa, and numerous items from Kenya will also be available.

The market runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 16, and from noon-4 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 15. For more information, contact the gallery at 247-7668.

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England’s Ozric Tentacles plays the Hank
What: England’s premier jam band
Where: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.
When: Fri., Nov. 13. Doors open at 8 p.m.  

Ozric Tentacles will wrap themselves around Durango this weekend. The preeminent British jam band stops off this Friday for a show at the Henry Strater Theatre.

“The Ozrics” are, simply put, legends of the UK underground and one of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK’s festival scene. The band layers ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. An Ozric Tentacles show has been called “an open exploration of music and the soul”.

Since forming around a campfire at the Stonehenge Free Festival in 1983, the Ozrics have produced 25 albums, scored hit records, and sold more than a million albums worldwide.

Doors to the 21+ show open at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.HenryStraterTheatre.com or call 375-7160.

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