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Ongoing Upcoming

Second City returns to the Concert Hall
First-ever Durango Pregnancy this Saturday
‘Rocky Horror Show’ plays the Henry Strater
Open Shutter exhibits ‘The Alternative Process’

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Thursday22

BuzzTown, a local interest-based social network and online business directory, presents social networking classes at 10 a.m. at the Himalayan, 992 Main Ave., and 3 p.m. at Rocky Mountain High Tech, 691 CR 233. A final session is set for Oct. 29. kinsee@buzztown.com for details.

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.

Larry Carver and Rockin’ Randy Crumbaugh play classic rock at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., beginning at 4 p.m.

Nature Joe presents his live animal show at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield at 4 p.m. 884-2222 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.

The second annual Bodo Bash, a fund-raiser for the United Way, meets at Ska Brewing World Headquarters, 225 Girard, from 5-7 p.m. The event includes drink specials, bluegrass from the Scrugglers, pumpkin bowling and more.  

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.

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

Singer-songwriter Levi Mullen 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 Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College continues at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall with ““Tulips: The world’s most treacherous flower,” by Mike Smedley.

 

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.

A presentation on Oxfam America’s Change Program and engaging and transforming individuals and institutions on a college campus meets at 7:15 p.m. in the Room 163 of the Student Union. 382-9391 for details.

Local author and mining historian Duane Smith presents a 7:30 p.m. slide program on his new book, The Trail of Gold & Silver, at the Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave. 259-2402 for details.

The five-piece band Aladocious plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7:30 p.m.-close.

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

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Friday23

The FLC Environmental Center commemorates 350.org’s day of climate action from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with music, food and an art banner to show support for climate action. A Clean Energy Forum meets from 2-4 p.m. in the College Union Building and will include representation from Sen. Udall and Sen. Bennet’s offices.

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 the Bob Hemenger Trio from 5-8 p.m.

DJ Wreck spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Ska Brewing, 225 Girard, hosts a Pumpkin Carving Competition beginning at 5 p.m. The winner takes home a 5-gallon keg.

Matt Sares, of the Colorado Geological Society, discusses Geothermal Resources of Colorado at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Lewis College Solarium. An optional dinner/social begins at 5: 30 p.m. 749-5845 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.

Rupnow and Friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Local band Cosmic Accident goes on at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Pete Giuliani, guitarist/singer/songwriter, plays the Schank House at Vallecito Lake from 6-9:30 p.m.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, kicks off Horror Film Week, eight days of free classic horror films, with “The Fog” at 6:30 p.m. and “Halloween” at 9 p.m. Screenings of other classic flicks continue at the same times each night through Oct. 30. www.abbeytheatre.com 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 for details.

The Durango Performing Arts Co. presents “Dancing the 20th Century,” a benefit for Caring for Kids, at 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. 259-2606 for details.

International opera singer Rebecca Copley performs with the Fort Lewis Concert Choir at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall. Copley has been hailed as one of America’s most gifted vocalists. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

 Zombie Girls perform live at Durango VFW, 1550 Main Ave., at 7:30 p.m. for a Halloween belly dance performance and dance party. Costumes encouraged. 385-8547 or matahollamoon@gmail.com for details.

Sol Vista plays classic rock at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

The Tumblin’ Dice play classic rock and blues at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 9 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Formula 151 plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

Wild Country brings country-dance music back to the Billy

Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

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Saturday24

Virginia’s Steakhouse at Vallecito Lake hosts a pancake breakfast benefit with all proceeds going to the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District’s technical rescue team. The event runs from 7:30-11 a.m. and includes giveaways, door prizes and more. 884-0606 for details.

Mercy Regional Medical Center hosts a community health screening from 8 a.m.-noon Participants can receive lipid profile, blood pressure, body mass index, complete metabolic panel, and complete blood counts tests. An open house for the new Mercy Regional Breast Care Center is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 764-2700 for details.

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 for details.

The Octoberfest Chili Cook-off and Salsa Slam, the annual fund-raiser for the Pine River Community Learning Center, meets at Shoshone Park in Ignacio. The cook-off begins at 8 a.m. and games/events get under way at 10 a.m.

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 Mountain Studies Institute offers a tour of its proposed Mountain Field Station meeting at 1 p.m. at the Silver Lakes Campground in Silverton. MSI is working to purchase the station. www.mountainstudies.org for details.

The Durango Performing Arts Company presents “Dancing the 20th Century,” a benefit for Caring for Kids, at 6 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. 259-2606 for details.

Telekavé performs on acoustic guitar, congas and upright bass the lounge at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Road 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The guerilla art show “Ferocious Feelings” meets from 6-10 p.m. at 988 Main Ave. and includes refreshments and special guest DJ Mr. Anderson. 759-8404 for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. A Durango Death Metal Jam, in honor of Scott Holland’s birthday, goes on at 10 p.m. The Cynical Smiths, Grinkai and Dredging the Lake will perform. 247-2324 for details.

 

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

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

CC&N, with Larry Carver, Randy Crumbaugh and Nina Sasaki, play rock at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

The Community Dance Sanctuary presents an Ecstatic Dance/Transformative Movement Session from 7-9 p.m. at YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd. 405-714-7662 for details.

The Center of Light presents the talk, “Peace, What is it, Really?” at 7 p.m. at the Durango Dharma Center, 2530 Colorado Ave. 882-2123 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.

Larry Carver and Nina Randy share the stage at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7:30 p.m.-close.

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

The Lawn Chair Kings and special guests Jaki and the Joysticks play an 8 p.m. show at El Rancho, 975 Main Ave.

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

The Tumblin’ Dice play an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 9 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Now or Never, a local alternative rock band, plays an all-ages show at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m.

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Sunday25

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

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

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.

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., presents Ralph Dinosaur from 4-8 p.m.

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

John McCutcheon, the artist known as America’s balladeer and a six-time Grammy nominee, takes the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7:30 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig at the4 4Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Spruce Tree Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, 318 Main in Cortez, screens “Shaun Of The Dead” for its free “Sunday Night @ the Movies” at 7:30 p.m. 565-6789 for details.

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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Monday26

The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado seeks volunteers to help winterize the Commons Garden from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed at Needham Elementary on Oct. 28 & 29 and at Manna Soup Kitchen on Oct. 30. 259-3123 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 for details.

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Tuesday27

The Durango Sustainable Building Education Program continues at 8 a.m. with an all-day program with Justin Wilson, a nationally renowned green & building science speaker & trainer. The event includes breakfast and lunch. 259-5130 to register.

El Centro de Muchos Colores presents an Altar- and Skull-Making Party in honor of Dia de los Muertos at 12:30 p.m. at FLC’s Reed Library.

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.

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

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

A Bump in the Road’s Prenatal Group meets at 6 p.m. at Mackenzie Counseling, 766 Main Ave., to discuss the benefits of chiropractic care. www.durangobumpintheroad.com for details.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield presents a free program, “Straw Bale Building,” from 7-9 p.m. Experienced builders and members of the Straw Bale Association will talk about straw bale building, financing and insurance. 884-2222 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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents music from RedEyedDjinn from 8:30 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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Wednesday28

The Family Center of Durango offers a free Halloween Story and Craft Hour from 10-11 a.m. All ages are welcome to wear a costume, listen to stories and make a spooky craft. 385-4747 for details.  

Business Network International’s Business Connections chapter holds a Visitor’s Day at 11:30 a.m. in Eolus Room of the Durango Recreation Center. Local business owners or representatives interested in attending the meeting are welcome. www.bni.com 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.

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

Young Professionals of Durango host a 5:30 p.m. forum with State Sen. Bruce Whitehead and State Rep. Ellen Roberts in the Durango Office Suites conference room, 1053 Main Ave. The open forum is geared to sharing local concerns with Durango’s representatives. 259-2852 for details.

The Pilates Connection, 555 Rivergate Ln., hosts a free Intro to Pilates class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All levels welcome. 259-0089 to register.

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 Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College presents a 7:30 p.m. double bill as Joan Osborne and The Holmes Brothers take the stage. The Holmes Brothers are revered as undisputed masters of blues-based American roots music. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

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

Fort Lewis College Theatre presents “Seraphic Circus,” an original dance-theatre production. Directed/choreographed by Judy Austin and Kathryn Moller, “Seraphic Circus” was inspired by the Gabriel García Márquez story “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings.” “Seraphic Circus” shows at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22-24. Visit http: //theatre.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7089 for details.

The Durango Lively Arts Co. presents the play, “The Haunting of Hill House,” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24, 30 & 31 at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. www.durangotheatre.org 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.

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 is 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.

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Upcoming

The Salt Fire Circus will present A Halloween Sideshow on Oct. 28-31 at the Durango Arts Center. The show features of live music and dance in the styles of alternative circus and burlesque and follows a run of 5 sold-out performances in the spring.

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 Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will stage Aquila Theatre’s play, “An Enemy of the People,” on Oct. 30.

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 of the season takes off Oct. 30 and costumes are encouraged. durangocriticalmass@riseup.net for details.

The Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority offers an Oct. 30 financing workshop for nonprofits. www.CECFA.org for details.

Poison Candy plays the Dolores River Brewery for the annual Halloween bash on Oct. 31.

Denny Finn and The Bonehead Apparatus will play an Oct. 31 Halloween party at the Lonewolf Bar and Grill in Arboles.

Stephen and Julian Marley will play a Nov. 1 show at the Abbey Theatre.

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.

SASO hosts its first ever Collaborative Chef Showcase on Nov. 5 at the Henry Strater Theater. The benefit includes a six course meal with each restaurant adding its own personal touch. 259-3074 for details.

Internationally renowned actor, director, artist and author Wes Studi will speak on Nov. 5 for the 2009 Fort Lewis College Native American Presidential Lecture Series.

The Fort Lewis College French Film Festival will screen films for two weekends beginning on Nov. 5.

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 2nd annual Wellness and the Sacred Woman Summit, “Weaving Networks of Safety for All Generations,” will meet on Nov. 6-7 at Fort Lewis College.

Durango Nature Studies will present the best of Telluride Mountainfilm on Nov. 7 at the Smiley Theatre.

Free rapid HIV testing will be offered on Nov. 6 at the Fort Lewis College Health Center and on Nov. 7 at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. No appointments necessary.

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 Sexual Assault Services Organization will host its Three Gun Turkey Shoot fund-raiser on Nov. 7. The event is open to all retired and current law enforcement officers. 259-3074 for details.

The Dolores Public Lands Office will offer a workshop on Growing Up Wild, a brand new curriculum from the internationally acclaimed Project WILD program, on Nov. 7. 385-1256 to register.

Ciclistas del Rio hosts the 2nd annual Dolores Cyclocross race on Nov. 8 at Joe Rowell Park. http: //ciclistasdelrio.blogspot.com for details.

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

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

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Second City returns to the Concert Hall
What: A performance by the renowned comedy touring company
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Sat., Oct. 24 at 7: 30 p.m.  

One of the most celebrated comedy enterprises of all time plays Durango this week. The Second City Touring Co., the traveling troupe of the company that spawned comedic greats like Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, comes to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College this Saturday.

Second City was launched in Chicago’s Old Town Neighborhood in 1959, evolving out of a 1950s cabaret revue show. Though the style of comedy has evolved over the years, the format has remained consistent. Second City shows feature a mix of semi-improvised and scripted scenes, including new improv material based on audience suggestions. In addition to Aykroyd and Radner, Second City has also been the second home to the likes of Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers. The touring company is celebrating Second City’s 50th anniversary with its current show.

“The five-member comedy troupe from Chicago kept the audience laughing and clapping for more than two hours,” the Kansas State Collegian reported recently. “The show celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Second City and paid homage to some of the legendary alumni from the group by re-enacting old skits.”

Tickets for the show are available on the web at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the Ticket Office in Downtown Durango at 7th and Main Ave. Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m. and curtain is a 7:30 p.m.

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First-ever Durango Pregnancy Expo this Saturday
What: The 1st annual expo devoted to preparing the family for a new baby
Where: Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave.    
When: Sat., Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Durango births a brand new event this weekend. The 1st annual Durango Pregnancy Expo will offer a new resource for expecting mothers this Sunday.

At the expo parents-to-be can get answers to questions about health, wellness, pregnancy and child development. The event will spotlight local practitioners and specialists and discuss topics ranging from nutrition and chiropractic care to optimizing neurological development from preconception through birth. The goal of the expo is to prepare the whole family for a new baby in the home.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to browse and shop for baby clothing and accessories at different vendors including Love Bug Clothing Co., Arbonne and Creative Memories.

Event sponsors include A Bump in the Road, Serving Life Chiropractic, and Love Bug Clothing Co., and proceeds from the expo benefit the River House Children’s Center.

The Pregnancy Expo meets at Serving Life Chiropractic Studio from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost includes lunch, goody bags, and door prizes. To pre-register, call 970-422-2032.

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‘Rocky Horror Show’ plays the Henry Strater
What: A live performance of Richard O’Briens “Rocky Horror Show”
Where: The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.  
When: Oct. 28-30 at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. (all ages) and 9:30 p.m.

Durango will do the Time Warp again next week with a live performance of Richard O’Brien’s “Rocky Horror Show.” Brad, Janet and Frank-n-Furter all go on stage at the Henry Strater Theatre beginning Oct. 28 in a show that runs through Halloween.

On their way to visit a college professor, Brad and fiancee Janet find themselves at the mercy of a gender-bending doctor and his eccentric guests in this send-up of science-fiction films and sexual mores.

Costumes are encouraged for the cult classic, pop culture, science fiction, glam rock, quirky comedy. Audience members are asked to leave their props at home, however. “Goody-Throw-Bags” will be available inside the theatre.

The Rocky Horror Show opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, and then shows again Oct. 29 & 30. Two shows are set for Halloween, Oct. 31: a 6 p.m. all ages show and an adults-only show at 9:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. For more information, visit www.henrystratertheatre.com or call 375-7160.

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Open Shutter exhibits ‘The Alternative Process’
What: A show of photographs created with antique and obscure methods
Where: The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave.    
When: Opening on Oct. 23 with a 5-8 p.m. reception.

‘The Alternative Process’ goes on display in downtown Durango this week. The Open Shutter Gallery opens the exhibition of photographic images created using antique, and often obscure methods.  

The show will feature Cyanotype, Ziatype, Bromoil, Gum Bichromate, and photo-collage. The featured images are from local artist Heather Leavitt, Henk Thijs from Amsterdam, and husband and wife team Robert and Shiiko Alexander, of Florida. The processes highlighted in the exhibit showcase the history and variety of photography methods, beyond the standard silver gelatin. The images are unique because they are one of a kind and often irreproducible.

The Alternative Process opens this Friday with a 5-8 p.m. reception. For more information, call 382-8355 or visit www.openshuttergallery.com.

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