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Cherryholmes plays the Community Concert Hall
Open Shutter hosts ‘Memories, Dreams & Fears’

Abbey presents ‘Everyday is a Saturday’

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Thursday19

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.

The Porchlights, an acoustic rock duo, plays Ska Brewing World Headquarters, 225 Girard in Bodo Park, from 5-7 p.m.

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.

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 Dec. 10 & 17. 247-0514 for details.

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.

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

Eliza Gilkyson and Nina Gerber play the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave., at 6:30 p.m. The concert is a fund-raiser for Great Old Broads for Wilderness and local band Wild Mountain will close the show.

Page Lindsey, recently retired professor of biology at Fort Lewis College, gives a free talk and slideshow on mushrooms of the San Juans from 6:30-8 p.m. at the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court. 385-1256 for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College continues at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall with “The Devil is in the Numbers.”

The Durango Photography Club hosts a “How To” program in the Pine Room at the La Plata Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Topics include printing, paper selection, mounting, matting, framing and more. www.DurangoPhotographyClub.org 

The Fort Lewis College Music Department Jazz Ensemble plays a 7 p.m. show at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

 

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.

Formula 151 performs a free show at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio starting at 8 p.m.

DJ B Marley spins reggae from 9 p.m.-close at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave.

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Friday20

The Durango Public Library holds a “Big, Fat, Two-Day Holiday Book Sale” from noon-5:30 p.m. and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 21. Books, CDs, tapes and DVDs will be available by the pound.

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 from the Bob Hemenger Trio from 5-8 p.m. DJ Wreck spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

The Durango Art Center Art Library, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts a 5-7 p.m. opening reception for an exhibit by artists and members of FOAL (Friends of the Art Library). 259-2606 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays the Friday Afternoon Club at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.

Greg Ryder plays the first of two shows at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

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

Psychedelic Mojo plays classic rock at the Bayfield Beer Factory, 442 Wolverine Dr., from 6-9 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

The Durango Independent Film Festival presents a screening of “Split Estate” at 7 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies. The film spotlights increasing concerns surrounding the drilling boom. Director Debra Anderson will be on hand. www.durangofilm.org for details.

Nan Wagner, well-known mezzo-soprano and former resident, returns to open the St. Mark’s Recital Series at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave. Wagner will be joined by flutist Rochelle Mann and C. Scott Hagler on piano and organ. www.DurangoRecitals.com for details.

The Dog at Large Duo brings classic rock to the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.4

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

Dave Mensch performs solo at Kip’s Bar and Grill in Pagosa starting at 8 p.m.

The Deedles, a rock/bluegrass band, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Back of the Bus, rock and reggae from Telluride, plays Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Saturday21

The Copper Ridge Arts Festival meets from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center. Partial proceeds benefit the Manna Soup Kitchen. 903-5581 for details.

The Center of Light presents a seminar on Christian Mysticism, meeting at the Durango Dharma Center, 2530 Colorado Ave., at 10 a.m. 882-2123 for details.

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.

Greg Ryder returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a fund-raiser for the Durango Roller Girls with DJ P, of the Henchman Car Club, spinning at 6 p.m. DJ Bram spins from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

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

The Dudes play original rock at the Bayfield Beer Factory, 442 Wolverine Dr., from 6-9 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

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

Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd.,” hosts Kirtan, participatory singing and dancing, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission to the family friendly event is by donation. 259-2110 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.

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 an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 8 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Ralph Dinosaur plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main

Ave., from 8 p.m.-close.

Formula 151 performs a free show at the Schanck House in Vallecito starting at 8 p.m.

RedEyedDjinn, Durango’s Grateful Dead tribute band, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details. 

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Sunday22

The Fort Lewis College Cycling’s Cyclocross Series continues at Aztec’s Riverside Park with registration beginning at 9 a.m. http:/cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living presents a live stream of Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. 247-2221 for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a tra

ditional Irish music jam session beginning at 12:30 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

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

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.

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.

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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Monday23

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 Cortez Cultural Center screens the film “Legacy: Native American Photogravures & Music” at 7 p.m. The film discusses the merits of Edward S. Curtis’ 1890-1920 photographs of Native Americans. 565-7272 for details.  

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 for details.

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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Tuesday24

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.

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

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

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Wednesday18

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.

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 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 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.

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Ongoing

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 features works by Mary Ellen Long, Louise Grunewald, Barbara Tobin Klema, Deborah Gorton, Jane Steele and Pegi Peterson and runs through the month of December. 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.

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Upcoming

Durango Motorless Transit hosts the annual Turkey Trot 5-mile race and 1-mile family fun run at Fort Lewis College on the morning of Nov. 26.  www.go-dmt.org to register.

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

The Durango Chamber of Commerce/Boys and Girls Club Annual “Singing With Santa” Caroling Walk and Tree Lighting meets Nov. 27.

A release party for “Rhythms of Durango-HOLIDAZZLE,” the first compilation CD of holiday songs performed by local musicians and singer/songwriters, meets on Nov. 27 at the Henry Strater Theatre.

The Center of Light will screen “The Diving Bell & the Butterfly” on Nov. 27 at the Durango Dharma Center.

The 6th annual Festival of Trees returns to the D&SNGRR Train Museum on Nov. 27-29 & Dec. 3-5. All proceeds benefit people with developmental disabilities in our area. 259-2464 for details.

Sorrel Sky Gallery hosts a Nov. 28 booksigning with Kathy L’Amour for The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour. 

REEL Environmental Experience Film Festival, benefiting the FLC Environmental Center, screens “Red Gold,” a documentary on threats to Alaska’s Bristol Bay, on Dec. 1 at the Smiley Theatre.

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

“Reproductive Rights and Faith,” a forum featuring local clergy, will meet on Dec. 2 in the Animas Lounge at Fort Lewis College. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu for details.

The Durango Public Library celebrates its first anniversary on Dec. 2 with a Spoken Words Series, featuring several 10-minute plays.

“Déjà Vu,“ a visual, musical journey into the unconscious performed by the Fort Lewis College Theatre Ensemble, shows on Dec. 3-5 & 10-12. http: //theatre.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Recital Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango continues on Dec. 4 with Marilyn Garst performing four of Haydn’s keyboard sonatas.

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.

MixedGreensEventDesign hosts a Winter Soiree wedding and event showcase on Dec. 5 at the Rochester Hotel.

The Dolores River Brewery Holiday Arts and Crafts Show will meet Dec. 5 at the brewery.

Andrew Gulliford will present an illustrated slide lecture, “Interpreting Historic Photographs of Native Americans: The New Illustrated Edition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” on Dec. 8 at the Durango Public Library.

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

Noel Night, which offers extended hours and specials at businesses along Main Avenue, returns on Dec. 10.

Mesa Verde National Park hosts its 2009 Luminaria Holiday Open House on Dec. 10.

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Cherryholmes plays the Community Concert Hall
What: A local show from the top national bluegrass band
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Fri., Nov. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m.  

Cherryholmes, the band considered “The American Bluegrass dream,” comes to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College this Friday. Special guest, Durango’s own The Badly Bent, opens the show.

With dad Jere and mom Sandy Lee leading the way with Celtic-styled musicianship, and a quartet of gifted young sibling pickers as its engine, the Cherryholmes sound is made up of hard-driving instrumental virtuosity and explosive vocal harmonies. Their live repertoire features a mix of original songs and carefully chosen classics.

Considered by many to be the hottest and most innovative bluegrass band on the American stage today, Cherryholmes stormed to the top of the bluegrass world after winning the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year. In addition, Cherryholmes’ self-titled debut album received a 2006 Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, and their second Grammy-nominated album, “Black and White,” placed No. 1 on Billboard’s bluegrass chart. Regular performers at the Grand Ole Opry, the dynamic family band’s third release, “Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe,” recently debuted at No. 3 on the bluegrass charts.

As most Durangoans know, the opening act is no slouch. The Badly Bent has established itself as one of the most entertaining and energetic bluegrass bands in Southwest Colorado. Winners of the 2005 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition, the band is known for infectious stage presence and ability to connect with audiences, always offering a musically entertaining experience.

Doors to the show open at 6 p.m., and the Badly Bent goes on at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on the web at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the downtown ticket office, at 7th Street and Main Avenue.

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Open Shutter hosts ‘Memories, Dreams & Fears’
What: A presentation and workshop led by artist/photographer Heather Leavitt
Where: The Open Shutter Gallery
When: Sat., Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.; workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  

“Memories, Dreams & Fears” go on display at the Open Shutter Gallery this weekend. Local artist/ photographer Heather Leavitt will give a Nov. 21 presentation and workshop at the local gallery.

During her 5 p.m. talk, Leavitt will share what inspired her latest collection of photographic works and the materials she used to create it. An overview of low-fidelity image capture and printing in alternative processes will also be offered. After the lecture, Leavitt invites those interested in joining a small niche group of creatives to further discuss the possibility of sharing resources and works, plan workshops and other low-fi and alt-pro related events.

Earlier that day, Leavitt will lead a Cyanotype Workshop at the Open Shutter. The class will discuss the entire printing technique from image capture, chemistry, exposure and processing to presentation. Durangoans can learn the basics of photography and printmaking and how to incorporate it into existing work as a creative.

For more information or to preregister for the workshop, contact Open Shutter at 382-8355.

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Music in the Mountains presents ‘A Dress Rehearsal’
What:
A fund-raiser/happening for the summer music festival
Where:
The Animas Cliffs Condominiums Community Room
When:
Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m.; Nov 21 & 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Durangoans can take advantage of “A Dress Rehearsal” this week and help out a cultural mainstay. Music in the Mountains hosts a fund-raiser clothing sale on Nov. 20-22 at the Animas Cliffs Condominiums.
Billed as “A Dress Rehearsal … that is better than opening night!” the event is sponsored by HighNotes, a group created to develop special events to support Music in the Mountains. The sale includes high-end, quality, gently used women’s clothes – including casual, day/evening, holiday and party attire – all at a fraction of the original cost. Admission on Nov. 21 & 22 is free, or be the first to shop and enjoy a special opening reception at the First Call Party from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 20.
All proceeds benefit Music in the Mountains, which encompasses the fully integrated festival of orchestra, chamber music and a concurrent Conservatory program along with a year-round schools program, “Music in the Mountains Goes to School.” Southwest Colorado’s three-week Festival of classical music, featuring world-renowned musicians, is preparing for its 24th season. 
Tickets for the First Call Party are $10 per person and $5 for students with ID. Call 385-6820 or e-mail info@musicinthemountains.com for more information.
 

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Abbey presents ‘Everyday is a Saturday’
What: A screening of the ski film and after-party
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Thurs., Nov. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m.  

Turns and tunes come together this Thursday in Durango. The Abbey Theatre screens the ski film, “Everyday is a Saturday,” before opening the dance floor for an after party.

“Everyday is a Saturday” is Poor Boyz Productions’ latest feature film release. In the picture, every day beings with a process, whether it’s waiting for that bluebird day or yet another training session. However, the outcome is always the same for PBP – epic days of skiing with the crew. The film features footage of Simon Dumont, Tanner Hall, Jossi Wells, Dane Tudor, Tim Durtschi, Charley Ager, Mike Douglas, Charles Gagnier, TJ Schiller, Mark Abma, Nick Martini, Matt Walker, Andreas Hatveit, Mike Douglas, and others.

The “Never Look Back After Party” will follow the screening with music from J Playa, ProDOC, Nautik, CodeRED, KC Vicious and DJ OE. There will also be free swag from Skull Candy, Kicker and Bula and autographs from the filmmakers and stars.

Doors to the event open at 6 p.m., and the film screens at 7 p.m. The after party gets under way at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.abbeytheatre.com or call 385-1711.

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