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Community Concert Hall presents Swing Fever
Creativity Festivity makes its return to the Durango Arts Center
‘Death to IE6’ celebration lands at Ska Brewing

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Thursday1

The 7th annual Edible Book Show and Tea returns to the Art Library at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 5 p.m. Participants are invited to create a sculptural book of only edible material for this 1-hour show, and the public is invited to eat. 259-4363.

The Alexander Murray Faculty Recital Series continues with a 5:30 p.m. April Fool’s Recital in Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College.

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County holds a Town of Bayfield Trustee candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall. The election will be held on April 6.

Nina Sasaki and Ben Gibson play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on CR 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The Four Corners Fencing Club meets from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 878 E. Second Ave. The club meets every Thursday. 759-1883 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the bar at Mutu’s,

701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Lacey Black plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Black also plays on April 3-6. 247-4433.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at Fort Lewis with “The Beast Under the Bed - Or In My Head: Dealing With Risk,” a talk by Chuck and Cheryl Carson, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

Wisebird brings southern rock, blues & soul to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Red Eyed Djinn opens the show, and doors for the all ages show open at 8 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

The DBC Duo plays the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-1264 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents the Rumble Royal, featuring DJ Ben K, Michael Dark, Peter Robot, Mr. Anderson, comedy by Jonezy Straightface & Diabolic Sound Platoon, at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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The Breakfast of Champions, a celebration of everyday heroes and the mission of the American Red Cross, meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Durango Elks Lodge, 901 E. Second Ave.

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.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. & again from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

The Assortment plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. First Friday with DJ Mowgli, Blind Side and a live visual artist starts at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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

Gary B. Walker performs on jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Joel Racheff plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

The Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave., hosts a special CD release party concert with Hands Five, an award-winning string band from New Mexico, at 7:30 p.m. 505-710-964.

Rock Slide brings country-rock to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. Call 884-9155.

DJ Wreck spins dance beatz at Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., from 9 p.m.-close. 382-8554 for details.

The Lawn Chair Kings play the 11th anniversary party at Cuckoo’s Chicken House, 128 E. College, at 9:30 p.m.

Gift of Gab, an American MC best known for his work with Blackalicious, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

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A TEDx (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference meets from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Fort Lewis College Student Union, Vallecito Room. The conference will feature presentations on a variety of topics, from the war in Iraq to health issues to poetry. (619) 977-1114 for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder goes on at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Bob and Tom play an encore show at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Producer and musician RJD2 plays the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. The artist is touring in support of his new album “The Colossus.”  www.henrystratertheatre.com for details.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary School with beginner dance instruction at 7 p.m. and the dance at 7:30 p.m. Hands 5 will provide live music and Peg Hesley from Phoenix will call the dance. 385-9292 for details.

Cyle Talley & The Good Guys play indie/acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, 7-9 p.m.

Neil Nelson plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

The Kirk James Blues Band returns to the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents The Get Backs, a local surf/retro rock band, playing from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

DJ Peter Robot & Smiley Coyote play a free show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

The Swingtones bring their big band sound to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9:30 p.m. 385-1711 .

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Easter Sunday

Manna Soup Kitchen hosts a community Easter Sunday brunch beginning with an egg hunt at 9 a.m. The community brunch runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. www.mannasoupkitchen.org .

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.

Singer/songwriter Kate Vowles performs at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 12:30-2 p.m. 259-2059 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.

Second City Blues 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.

Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave., offers a free shuffleboard tournament beginning at 6:30 p.m. with free beer for winners. 247-1264 for details.

Monday5

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

The Southwest Design Academy screens “Making Sense of Place - Phoenix: The Urban Desert” at 6 p.m. in the Durango Public Library. The film examines the practical and environmental issues associated with explosive, dispersed growth. 382-6261 for details.

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 6 p.m. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu or 575-418-9126 for details.

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 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 8:10 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly Songwriters Showcase with Good-Time Charlie from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

Tuesday6

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., hosts Trivia Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. The event includes weekly and monthly prizes and individuals and teams are welcome. 247-5792.

Advocates for Recovery present a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Lost in Woonsocket” at 6:30 p.m. in 125 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow. 720-435-0686 for details.

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.

Tim Sullivan plays his weekly 7-11 p.m. gig at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Reggae legends the Melodians play the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. The Yellow Wall Dub Squad opens and doors open at 8 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Joel’s, 119 W 8th St., hosts Tuesday Trivia from 9-11 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

Wednesday7

The Sustainable Building Education Program presents a “Solutions for the Southwest Landscape” with Tom Bridge from Durango Nursery. The Brown Bag Lunch Session meets at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., at noon. 259-1916 for details.

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

The Durango Bootlegger’s Society celebrates the 77th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition at 6 p.m. at the4 Carver Brewing Company, 1022 Main Ave. The SpeakEasy Tapping Party includes a screening of “American Brew,” a talk by local historian Duane Smith, live music and tapping the ceremonial cask of Spring Tonic Elixir. 259-2545 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.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

A free presentation on Legally Securing Your Financial Future meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Ignacio Community Library. The series continues on April 14 & 21. 563-9287 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 Sustainability Alliance presents “Ecopsychology: Place Bonding in Our Beloved Landscape” from 7-9 p.m. at Durango Doughworks, 2653 Main Ave. Mary Ocken will screen a film and lead a discussion. 903-1764 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 an open ping-pong tournament beginning at 7:30 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8:10 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

DJ Treez & friends play a free show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Ongoing

The Durango Performance Arts Co. presents the musical “The Secret Garden,” based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, at the Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. Second Ave. The play shows at 7 p.m. on April 2 & 3. 259-2606 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery presents the 49th annual Juried Student Exhibition, featuring work from students in all academic disciplines juried by Sandra Butler and Joan Levine-Russell. The exhibition runs through April 8. 247-7167 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center is showing “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. Curated by daughter Sharon Englehart, the show focuses on the recurring pattern of horizons in her father’s work and runs through Oct. 31. 882-5600 for details.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., exhibits “Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse” through the end of June. The exhibit showcases a variety of Mickey Mouse items collected by local Margi Coxwell. 259-2402 for details.

The Family Center of Durango offers educational playgroups for children from birth to 5 years of age and their parents. Each group is developmentally appropriate and meets during different times and days during the week. Current schedules of events are available www.lpfcc.org.

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.

Upcoming

Barnyard Days, the agricultural education event and children’s petting zoo, returns to the Fort Lewis College Clocktower on April 8.

The Revive and Thrive Masquerade Ball, the FLC Environmental Center’s spring fund-raiser, meets on April 8 at the Durango Arts Center.

Four Corners Back Country Horsemen’s annual consignment tack sale returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on April 9.

Bang the Beat, a benefit concert for Haiti, plays the Abbey Theatre stage on April 10. All the money raised will go directly to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital Haiti.

“The childhood brain and emotional development,” a free training, will be held on April 10 as part of the annual Week of the Young Child celebration. 764-1375 for details.

Square Top Repertory Theatre will present the world premier of “The Sun is in the West” on April 10 at the Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre.

The Durango Dharma Center will sponsor a daylong Buddhist meditation retreat on April 10. 769-3417 for details.

Pathways will host the special presentation “The Spiritual Journey Into Motherhood” on April 10.

Durango Public Library will celebrate National Library Week beginning on April 12 with concerts, spoken word, open houses and yoga for kids and adults.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a book signing with Dimity McDowell, co-author of Run Like a Mother, on April 12. The author will lead a fun run the next morning.

The Durango Public library will celebrate National Library Week with musical performances on April 12, 14 & 16. www.durangopubliclibrary.org for details.

Gary Liss, a leading Zero Waste advocate, will lead a free Zero Waste Workshop on April 15 to kick off 4COREs role as the Community Energy Coordinator for Southwest Colorado. 259-1916 for details.

The 16th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown returns April 16-18 and will feature Audie Blaylock and Redline, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Town Mountain, Gold Heart and many, many more. www.durangomeltdown.com for details.

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyre plays the Community Concert Hall on April 18.

The 22nd annual Tri the Rim Triathlon returns to the Fort Lewis College campus on April 18.  www.fortlewis.edu/tritherim for details.

Annee Jawor, international metaphysician, presents the talk, “A new view of autistm,” on April 21 at the Durango Public Library.

The Durango Discovery Museum is holding a brick sale fund-raiser through April 22. The personalized bricks will be installed in the Powerhouse Plaza. www.durangodiscovery.org for details.

V-Day Cortez 2010 will present a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” on April 22, 23 & 24 at the Cortez Conference Center.

The 11th annual $20,000 Non-Profit Money Booth returns to the Sky Ute Casino Resort on May 13. Applications to take part in event are due by April 23. 563-1761 for details.

The Collaboration of Caring Communities is organizing a communitywide trash pick up on April 24 with Manna Soup Kitchen providing free lunch afterwards.

Turtle Lake Refuge will offer a Spring Cleanse Workshop on April 25. 903-9271 for details.

Durango’s Cinco de Mayo returns to Buckley Park on May 2 with music, performances, food, vendors, children’s games and more.

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Community Concert Hall presents Swing Fever
What: A show from the renowned California swing band
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Sat., April 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

Big Band sound and swing dancing come to the Community Concert Hall this weekend. Swing Fever, a California-based big band, comes to Durango’s biggest stage on April 3.

Including members who cut their musical chops with jazz legends Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett, Swing Fever is dedicated to the music of the Swing era. Honored as a California Arts Council touring artist, the band treats music of the 1930s and 1940s as a living, breathing form. Swing Fever’s song repertoire exceeds 1000 and includes favorites from Cab Calloway and Cole Porter to Fats Waller and Frank Sinatra. Swing Fever also spotlights the vocal stylings of Denise Perrier, one of San Francisco’s most popular performers. Known as “a voice with a heart,” Perrier has produced four CDs, including the Grammy-nominated “Color Me Blue.” As Jazz Now reported, “Swing Fever keeps its music alive without turning it into a museum piece.”

Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m., and showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the Ticketing Services Office at 7th St. and Main Ave.

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Creativity Festivity makes its return to the Durango Arts Center
What: The month long event geared toward young artists, actors and writers
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: Through April 29, with a 5-7 p.m. opening reception on April 5

Creativity Festivity returns to the Durango Arts Center this week. “Art Fills the Empty Spaces,” the theme of this year’s event geared toward young artists, runs through April 29.

Creativity Festivity opens on April 5 with a 5-7 p.m. reception. The event includes a chalk draw, refreshments and a Kid’s School Dance in the DAC Theater. Throughout the month, young photographers, ages 6 to 18, are invited to submit photos for a contest based on the Creativity Festivity theme. The images will be displayed throughout the month as entries arrive for consideration, and a cash prize will be awarded for the entry that best conveys the theme. Young authors will also participate in a writing contest through their schools, and student artwork will be on display in the Barbara Conrad Gallery.  

In addition, young visitors and their families are invited to participate in gallery activities that include:  The Crayon Table, Imagination Takes Shape Table, The Art Taper, The Paint Chip Wall, Empty Space Draw and The Art Taper. The annual poetry slam is set for 6 p.m. on April 22 in the DAC Theater. The Durango Performing Arts Company will also present public performances of “Once Upon A Mattress” at 7 p.m. on April 23 and 24. Visit www.durangoarts.org for a complete schedule of Creativity events and classes or contact caitlin@durangoarts.org.

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‘Death to IE6’ celebration lands at Ska Brewing
What: A mock funeral and fake wake for Internet Explorer 6
Where: Ska Brewing World Headquarters, 225 Girard St.
When: Thurs., April 1. 5-7 p.m.  

Durango is invited to celebrate the funeral of an internet relic – Internet Explorer 6. On April 1, J3 Media, BuzzTown and the Young Professionals of Durango will host the “Death to IE6” mock funeral and fake wake from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ska Brewing World Headquarters,

 “We like to think of it as a celebration of the end of something that will be much happier in afterlife,” says Kinsee Morlan, BuzzTown’s marketing and video gal.

Because of the web browser’s dated technology, IE6 has trouble rendering some kinds of graphics and can make text and images line up incorrectly. However, many users continue to use the dated program. “IE6 is more than 7 years old,” says Joan Zwisler of J3media. “If you think about it, that’s older than X-Box and the Ipod. In internet terms, it’s ancient!  But I think some people just don’t know they can change what they are using to surf the web or they just don’t get why it’s important. As the local geeks, we’re just trying to use a fun event to help educate people.”

Within just the last few months, many major websites, including YouTube and Digg, have stopped supporting IE6. In fact, 851 sites (and counting) no longer support the browser.

“Death to IE6” is a free event. Appetizers will be provided by Zia Taqueria and the Ska Brewing bar will be open for business.

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