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Four Corners Folk Festival makes its return


Allan Harris’ ‘Cross That River’ plays the Hank
FLC Theatre opens season with ‘Los Once’

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Ignacio Bike Week kicks off. The event continues through Sept. 7 and includes vendors, contests, concerts, rides, demonstrations and more. www.ignaciobikeweek.com for details.

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.

Telekavé performs on acoustic guitar, upright bass, congas and jembe at 5:30 p.m. for the Ska-B-Que at the Ska Brewing World Headquarters, 225 Girard St. 247-5792 for details.

Singer-songwriter Gigi Love plays a mix of originals and covers for the Summer Music on the Lawn series at Trimble Hot Springs from 6-8 p.m. 247-0111 for details.

Tom MacCluskey performs on piano at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on the Church Camp trails. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead near Turtle Lake at 6 p.m. 946-5557 for details.

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

Bear Smart Durango presents an evening slideshow presentation, ”The Tangled Fates of Bears and Humans,” by renowned bear biologist John Hechtel. The event is part of the 7th Annual Be Bear Smart Week, includes free Ska beer, live music and meets at 6:15 p.m. at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. www.bearsmartdurango.org 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.

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts a 9 p.m. jam fest with Versa Vise, Von Zeles and Fuzz-Huzzi.

The Good Neighbors play their “last show ever” at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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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 for more info.

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.

Red Bird returns to Durango for a 5 p.m. reading from his book Folding Paper Cranes at the Smiley Building’s Four Corners’ Yoga Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave. 749-3038 for details.

An artist’s reception for Margaret Pacheco meets at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Dr., from 5-7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the fellowship’s children’s programs. 759-5246 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live jazz on the patio from the Jeff Solon Jazz Trio from 5-8 p.m. DJ Batch performs from 10 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver play Rubio’s in Aztec from 5-9 p.m.

Rob Webster plays the Friday After Work Club at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Chills play from 9:30 p.m. until close.

Greg Ryder plays the patio at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

The Fort Lewis College Artist in Residence Recital Series presents jazz vocalist Joyce Lyons for a 7 p.m. recital at Roshong Recital Hall. Lyons will perform music from classic Broadway, swingin’ jazz and the Great American Songbook. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Durango Independent Film Festival screens “Easy Rider” at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film and Ignacio Bike Week. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a second screening is set for Sept. 5. 259-2606 for details.

Fuzz-Huzzi & Von Zeles return to the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Made in the Shade presents its classic rock ‘n’ roll stew at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W College, at 9 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts First Friday at 9: 30 p.m. with music from the Crusher Sound System & DJ Mowgli along with live visual art. 247-2324 for details.

Playing in Traffic, the winner of the Spotlight to Stardom’s Audience Appreciation Award, plays Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Saturday5

The Durango Farmers Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

As part of Welcome Week, the community is invited to join with Fort Lewis students and Trails 2000 in doing trail work on Raider Ridge at 9 a.m. 247-7183 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.

Durango Mountain Resort, Car Club of Durango and Durango Harley-Davidson host the first annual Custom Bike and Hot Rod Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at DMR. The event includes trophies and prizes and live music from Durango’s Formula 151. 749-2805 to register your bike or car.

Formula 151 performs a free show at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q South beginning at 5 p.m. 4

Dirty Lingo plays top 40 rock from 5-9 p.m. at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., Rob Webster plays from 9 p.m. until close.

Michael Bruce performs 6 & 12 string slide guitar solos on the patio at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, located in Cortez, hosts an opening reception for Sarah and Linnea Decker’s exhibit, “A Written Perspective: India and Beyond,” from 6-9 p.m. www.SpruceTreeCoffeehouse for details.

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

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

Denny Finn & the Bonehead Apparatus play the Lonewolf Bar & Grill in Arboles 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 the Sky Ute Casino Resort from 8-11 p.m. for Ignacio Bike Week. www.ignaciobikeweek.com for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live music from Oatie Paste from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Night Owl plays a free blues show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W College, at 9 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Midnight Ultra, a supergroovejamrock band from Denver headed by former Durangoan Steve Morris, returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., for a 9:30 p.m. show. 247-2324 for details.

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

Formula 151 plays a free Bike Week show at the Durango Harley Davidson starting at 11 a.m.

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 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 CSU Alumni Association sponsors a viewing of the game between the CSU Rams and the CU Buffalos at 5 p.m. at Cuckoos Chicken House, 128 E. College. 259-6322 for details.

Dirty Lingo plays top 40 rock from 5-9 p.m. at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., Rob Webster plays from 9 p.m. until close.

Michael Bruce performs 6 & 12 string slide guitar solos on the patio at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

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

Greg Ryder returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 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.

The Kirk James Blue Band plays The Schank House at 1 p.m. and a free show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W College, at 8 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Midnight Ultra plays an encore show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., for a 9:30 p.m. show. 247-2324 for details.

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Labor Day

Formula 151 performs at The Schank House, located in Vallecito, starting at 1 p.m.

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

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.

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Tuesday8

The Durango Wheel Club Championships kick off at 5:15 p.m. with a mountain bike time trial in Horse Gulch. The championships continue with a road time trial on Sept. 10, a road race on Sept. 12 and a criterium on Sept. 13. www.durangowheelclub.com for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

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

A kickoff “O’Donnell for Colorado” fund-raising event meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel Courtyard, 726 E. Second Ave., to benefit the candidacy of Brian O’Donnell for State Representative-HD 59. www.brianodonnell.org4 

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 Pilates Connection, 555 Rivergate Ln. – B2-136, hosts a free “Intro to Pilates” class from 6: 30-7 p.m. All levels welcome. 259-0089 to reserve a spot.

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.

The Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, offers an open blues jam at 8 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live music from Kentucky Deluxe from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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The Green Business Roundtable returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at noon to discuss “Cap and Trade vs. Carbon Tax – Localizing the National Debate.” The event features guest speaker Lori Schell, President of Empowered Energy. 259-3583 to RSVP.

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.

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.

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.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., screens the Best of the Durango Independent Film Festival at 7 p.m. This week’s installment includes a collection of shorts from last year’s festival. 403-1200 for details.

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

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 Fort Lewis College Art Gallery presents the Art Faculty Group Exhibition through Sept. 17. Faculty members’ recent works in a variety of mediums are on display. An opening reception is set for 5 p.m. on Sept. 4. 247-7167 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College hosts the Mountain Lion! Exhibit, a show dedicated to the pressing need for greater public awareness on human encounters with mountain lions. The 2009 Fiber Celebrated Juried Exhibit, Transitions: Navajo Weaving 1880-1920, and Ben Nighthorse jewelry are also on display. 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

“Thriving Youth – Filling the Bag,” a summit on creating positive outcomes for youth, meets on Sept. 10 at the Durango Recreation Center. 247-8252 for details.

The Badly Bent, Waiting on Trial, The Scrugglers and Wild Mountain will play a Sept. 10 fund-raiser for the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown at the Durango Brewing Co.

The Women’s Resource Center’s inaugural “Girls Night Out: Extraordinary Women Honoring Extraordinary Women” meets on Sept. 11 and features guest speaker Wendie Malick, a two-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee.

The David B Collins Memorial Golf Tournament meets at the Dalton Ranch Golf Club on Sept. 11. 247-8774 for details.

Poison Candy will bring their honkytonkin’ blend of rock/blues/funk/reggae to the Mancos Valley Distillery on Sept. 11.

The 2nd annual La Boca Harvest Festival is set for Sept. 11-13 at the La Boca Center for Sustainability in Ignacio.

Los Lonely Boys play a Sept. 12 concert at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

The Durango Coffee Festival returns to downtown Durango on the morning of Sept. 12.

The Sunrise Over Africa 7K, the annual fund-raiser for the Ssejinja Children’s Foundation, takes off on Sept. 12.

The 1st annual Great Durango Homemade Boat Race is set for Sept. 12 and benefits the new Breast Care Center at Mercy. 247-4789 for details.

Tom Palmore, a portrait artist who specializes in the other earthlings that share this planet, will present a one-man show at Sorrel Sky Gallery on Sept. 12.

Maria’s Bookshop will hold a Sept. 12 story time with Carroll Pulis, author of Lightning Reed—A Mighty Fine Steed.

WholeExpo, the Holistic Health and Ecological Conference and Exposition, returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Sept. 12-13.

The Durango Public Library will open the exhibit “The Beast in the Library: Wildlife Photography” on Sept. 13, and local photographers are invited to submit their work. 247-8252 for details.

The 5 Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a program on steelhead fishing and public meeting on Sept. 14.

The Colorado Mountain Club will present the program, “The Mining Camps Speak,” on Sept. 15 at the Durango Public Library.

The Singlespeed World Championships roll into Durango on Sept. 18-20.

The fall Rocky Mountain Horse Expo meets at the Sky Ute Event Center in Ignacio from Sept. 18-20.

The 5 Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited will coordinate a cleanup of the Animas River through town on Sept. 19.

The Durango DOT Comedy SlamFest returns to the Durango Arts Center on Sept. 19.

The first annual Tour of Durango will showcase Durango’s trail system on Sept. 20.

Giles X and Graphic IQ, two bands sponsored by The Stillwater Foundation, will perform at Zia Taqueria on Sept. 20.

Neighbors in La Plata County are encouraged to host neighborhood gatherings on Sept. 20 to celebrate National Neighborhood Day. The effort works to improve neighborhood connectedness.

The Abbey Theatre will screen the fourth annual REEL ROCK Film Tour, featuring top climbing and adventure films, on Sept. 22 & 23.

Durango Open Studios, which features 27 local artists opening their studios to the public, is set for Sept. 26 & 27.

Reggae great Pato Banton plays the Summit on Sept. 27.

The fourth annual Sacred Arts Festival, celebrating artistic expressions of the sacred, returns to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Oct. 1-4.

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Four Corners Folk Festival makes its return
What: The 14th annual music festival
Where: Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs
When: Sept. 4-6

This weekend, the Four Corners Folk Festival convenes for the 14th time in Pagosa Springs. As in past years, the festival offers an eclectic and entertaining line-up on multiple stages, along with other attractions including a kids’ tent and a variety of vendors. The festival takes place on Reservoir Hill, a 130-acre park within walking distance of downtown Pagosa.

Crista Munro, with her husband, Dan Appenzeller, brought the Four Corners Folk Festival into being in 1996. At that time, acts ranging from Nickel Creek to the late, great John Hartford took the stage at Reservoir Hill. Since that time, the festival has grown exponentially as evidenced by this year’s line-up. Performers in the 2009 festival include bluegrass great Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Eddie From Ohio, the Bills, the Infamous Stringdusters, the Wiyos, the Marc Atkinson Trio and many others with dozens of renowned artists playing throughout the weekend. Complementing the performances are music workshops, a children’s program, and on-site camping and vending.

For more information see www.folkwest.com. 

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Allan Harris’ ‘Cross That River’ plays the Hank
What: A musical journey tracing the story of the black cowboy
Where: The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.  
When: Through Sept. 18. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

The Henry Strater stages a groundbreaking and stunning portrait of the American West beginning this week. Allan Harris brings “Cross That River,” the story of America’s black cowboy, to the local venue  

Harris guides audience members on a journey through compelling storytelling and heartfelt music that ranges from blues, country, bluegrass, rock gospel, and soul. The story not only reflects upon the horrors of slavery but also transports viewers to the unsettled West of the 1860s. Ultimately, “Cross That River” is a patriotic tale about our single most precious birthright – freedom. Harris and “Cross That River” have been featured on NPR and in The New York Times, which remarked, “Cross That River should be seen by all people; it is a fantastic and uplifting American story.”

“Cross That River” shows nightly (except Mondays and Tuesdays) through Sept. 18. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.henrystratertheatre.com.

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FLC Theatre opens season with ‘Los Once’
What: A fund-raiser performance of the Finnian Sullivan play
Where: The Mainstage Theatre at Fort Lewis College  
When: Sat., Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The curtain rises this week on a new theatre season at Fort Lewis College. The first performance is set for Sept. 5 and will be a fund-raiser for the FLC Theatre Department scholarship fund. “Los Once,” written by Finnian Sullivan and directed by Laura Cuetara, takes the Mainstage Theatre this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

“Los Once” was inspired by the determination, resolve and the eventual death of 11 men and women who left their homes in Mexico and Central America to find low-wage work in the United States. Throughout, the playwright weaves together theatrical realism, music and movement to convey both the difficulty of their journey and their emotional connections to the people they meet along the way. Saturday’s performance is a collaboration with Silverton’s A Theatre Group.

Call 247-7089 or visit http://theatre.fortlewis.edu for details.

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