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Silver Screen Saloon Show plays the Hank
‘The Passing Zone’ plays the Concert Hall

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Thursday8

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

Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver play rock at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., at 4 p.m.

The Purgatory Ski Team, which offers alpine ski racing and freestyle skiing programs for youth ages 8-18, hosts its annual orientation meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. Returning members are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. www.purgatoryskiteam.org for details.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 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.

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

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

Ragtime pianist Terry Hartzel plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

Annie Brooks 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 Series continues at 7 p.m. with “Four Corners Air Quality and Our Health,” a discussion of pollutants and health impacts in 130 Noble Hall.

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

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts a free Fusion Night, featuring experimental electro-fusion jams from J Wail vs. AnDu, Alan Kahler, Ryan McCurry, Peter Robot, and Brendan Bombacci, at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Friday9

The Durango Friends of the Arts present the 19th annual fall style show at 11:30 a.m. at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. This year’s event is themed “Tea with Victoria.” 259-0313.

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.

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

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

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

Movies Del Mundo shows the documentary “The Garden” at 7 p.m. at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave., as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The film traces the life and death of a community garden in South Central Los Angeles. 903-1761.

Dave Mensch returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

Tumblin’ Dice plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7 p.m.-close.

John Toolan and Matt Robinson play an acoustic set of originals and covers at the Mancos Valley Distillery from 7-10 p.m. 946-0229.

The Dolores Center of Light screens “Rethink Afghanistan” at 7 p.m. for its free Conscious Movie Night. 882-2123 for details.

 

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

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

Neil Nelson & Steel Rodeo play the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 9 p.m.  259-9900 for details.

Cosmic Accident rocks the Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway

160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Saturday10

The Durango Farmers Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. The market continues through Oct. 31. www.durangofarmersmarket.org.

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 local chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization hosts a huge Community Rummage Sale at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 385-3458.

The Center of Southwest Studies hosts a 1 p.m. opening reception for RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays a solo show at the Steamworks Bayfield Beer Factory from  5-8 p.m. 884-7837.

Tim Telep plays acoustic rock, folk and blues in the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

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

The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band performs for dancing and listening at the Durango VFW, 1550 Main Ave. The evening kicks off with free dance lessons from Darla Hill at 6:15 a.m.

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

The “Secret Lives of the Divine,” a one-woman comedy show, written and performed by Sarah Syverson, returns to the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 7 p.m. The show is a benefit for the DAC and Gracelight, Inc. 903-8831 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.

Euphoria brings power funk to the Derailed Saloon, from 8 p.m.-close.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents DJ Ralphsta spinning from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Neil Nelson & Steel Rodeo play an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 9 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

DJ Ben K spins a free show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Sunday11

The Durango Wheel Club holds a social ride, meeting at 9 a.m. at the Home Depot parking lot. www.durangowheelclub.com for details.  4

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

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents Samurai Sunday, featuring free kung fu films, at 1 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

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.

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.

Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver return to El Patio, 600 Main Ave., at 3 p.m.

The Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity and the Durango Independent Film Festival celebrate National Coming Out Day with a 5 p.m. screening of the documentary “OUTRAGE” at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. www.outragethemovie.com.

Suzy Bogguss, one of the top female country singers of the late ‘80s and ‘90s, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Joel Racheff 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.

Monday12

“The Real History of the Americas,” a live art, poetry, film and dance performance, shows from 2-6 p.m. in the Vallecito Room at Fort Lewis College. 247-7654 for details.  

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

Joel Racheff 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.

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.

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

The March Fourth Marching Band, a Tour de Fat favorite, returns to Durango for a 9 p.m. show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

Tuesday13

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.

A Bump in the Road offers its Prenatal and Preconception Group meeting at 6 p.m. at Liv MacKenzie Counseling 766 Main Ave. Ste. 201. www.durangobumpintheroad.com 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.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6:30 p.m. talk with Charles Durrett, author of The Senior Cohousing Handbook. Durrett is an architect credited with bringing the cohousing concept to the United States. 247-1438.

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 open mic night from 8:30 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Wednesday14

The Green Business Roundtable returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at noon for a discussion of “Pros and Cons of Buying Carbon Offsets.” The event includes a locally grown, organic lunch. 259-3583 for details.

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

Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., offers a free children’s yoga class for 3-7 year olds from 3:15-4 p.m. 259-7337 to reserve a space.

Animas SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) meets every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. in a top-secret location.

Email animas-sds@riseup.net for details.

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

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.

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

The legendary Allen Toussaint, an artist revered as one of America’s greatest musical treasures, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7:30 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com.

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.

Ongoing

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery exhibits “Disabled Development,” drawings by Bill Admundson.  Amundson is a cultural critic who uses humor to make commentary about a variety of themes including urban sprawl, consumer culture, and societal intolerance. The exhibit shows through Oct. 11. 247-7167.

Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave., exhibits oil paintings by Bob Zahner through the month of October.

“Images From Over the Mountain,” a show of drawings and paintings by Antonito artist Charles Ewing, shows in the Durango Arts Center Art Library, 802 E. Second Ave., through the end of October. 259-2606 for details.

The Art Supply House, 24 Town Plaza, exhibits the paintings of Louise Grayson through the month of October.  The store is also hosting a mini manikin costume contest for all ages. Deadline Oct. 25.

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.

The Durango Public Library hosts the exhibit, “The Beast in the Library: Wildlife Photography,” through Oct. 24. The show is part of the Common Reading Experience centered on David Baron’s book The Beast in the Garden. www.durangopubliclibrary.org 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

Durango Community Access Television will offer an Oct. 15 “Introduction to Television and Video Production” from 6-9 p.m. for people interested in creating programs for channel 22. www.dcat.tv for details.

El Centro de Muchos Colores will sponsor its annual Latino College Day on Oct. 15 at Fort Lewis College.

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County and the Latina Initiative will hold an Oct. 15 candidate forum for the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education election.

FLC Theatre presents “Seraphic Circus,” a twisted, fantastic dance-theatre production, on Oct. 15-18 & 22-24.

Polly Letofsky will address the Pink Ribbon Affair, a celebration of breast cancer survivors, on Oct. 16 at the Double Tree Hotel.

The Recital Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango kicks off its third season with a performance by the Mangold-Sokol Trio on Oct. 16.

The Stillwater Foundation will offer an Oct. 16 songwriter’s workshop, featuring Kent Blazy, an internationally-known Nashville writer and performer. 247-5095 for details.

The Durango Lively Arts Co. will present the play, “The Haunting of Hill House,” from Oct. 16-31 at the Smiley Theatre. www.durangotheatre.org for details.

The Manna Soup Kitchen’s 7th annual Soup Supper meets on Oct. 17 at the St. Columba Gymnasium. The evening features delicious soups, wine and beer, and music by the Animas City Slackers. 385-5095 for details.

The 2nd annual Homegrown Festival returns to Buckley Park on Oct. 18 with workshops, music, a beer garden, apple pressing and more. HomeGrownFestival.blogspot.com for details.

The Emmitt-Nershi Band with special guest Assembly of Dust play the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Oct. 18.

The Sustainable Building Education Program’s lunch series continues on Oct. 21 with “Solar – Water Heating, Electric Supply.”

The Abbey Theatre will screen eight classic horror films for its free Horror Film Week beginning on Oct. 23.

Artists working in all media are welcome to share their “Ferocious Feelings” for a special show on Oct. 24. 759-8404 for details.

The 1st annual Durango Pregnancy Expo meets on Oct. 24 at Serving Life Chiropractic Studio. 422-2032 to register.  

Rez Dog Biographies, a one night fund-raiser for reservation dog spay and neuter, is set for Oct. 29 at the Open Shutter Gallery.

The 2nd annual Bark & Wine Boogie Ball, a benefit for the La Plata County Humane Society, meets on Oct. 30 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

The last Critical Mass community bike ride takes off Oct. 30 and costumes are encouraged. durangocriticalmass@riseup.net for details.

The Durango Arts Center will host the African Market on Nov. 3-14 and is currently seeking small, “African-inspired” canvases for the show. 259-2606 for details.

Liquor World’s annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County is set for Nov. 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom.

The 13th annual Durango AIDS Benefit is set for Nov. 7 at the Henry Strater Theatre. This year’s event is titled “AID, COMFORT AND SUPPORT.” 

The Adaptive Sports Association of Durango will hold volunteer orientations on Nov. 9 & 11.

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Silver Screen Saloon Show plays the Hank
What: An all ages Old West theater performance
Where: The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.
When: Fri., Oct. 9. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Durango steps back in time this Friday as the atmosphere of an Old West saloon complete with can-can girls goes on stage. The Henry Strater Theatre presents the Silver Screen Saloon Show, featuring the fabulous and incomparable Peaches O’Day and the Dancehall Darlings, on Oct. 9.

Peaches will also be joined by Adelaide Anne, who brings the spirit of an old-time dancehall to the stage. The evening would not be complete without the high-stepping, high-kicking, split-dropping Dancehall Darlings Can-Can Dancers. And between song and dance numbers, Saloon Sam keeps the evening flowing as he tickles the keys with old-time tunes such as “Buffalo Gals,” “Beautiful Dreamer” and lively rags. 

Doors for the all ages show open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.henrystratertheatre.com or call 375-7160.

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‘The Passing Zone’ plays the Concert Hall
What: A performance from the renowned juggler/comedian duo
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College  
When: Sat., Oct. 10 at 7: 30 p.m.  

“The Passing Zone” will offer Durangoans the closest thing to a world without gravity this Saturday. The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College presents the internationally renowned juggling act at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10.

The Passing Zone is made up of Owen Morse and Jon Wee, unique comedian-jugglers. In the duo’s latest show, “Gravity Attacks,” they put gravity in its place, overpowering it with seemingly effortless dexterity as they toss chainsaws, torches, knives and more through the air.

Morse and Wee met originally in 1986 at a juggling convention, and won the Silver Medal at an International Jugglers’ Association Teams Competition just two weeks after their first performance. Morse and Wee are, however, known as much for their comedy as their juggling skills, and have opened for comedians including Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Bob Hope and Bob Newhart. In addition, the Passing Zone has been awarded five Guinness World Records.

Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the downtown ticket office at 7th St. and Main.

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