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Andrea Smith keynotes Sexual Assault Awareness
‘Jazz on the Hill’ presents vocalist Steve Tyrell

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Thursday15

All Good brings energy-filled pop to Desperado’s Bar and Grill, located in the Centennial Center, from 5-7 p.m.

The Durango Discovery Museum celebrates the official groundbreaking of Phase II construction at 5:30 p.m. at 1333 Camino del Rio. Participants can kick up some dirt with city officials, view the latest renderings of the museum’s planned exhibits, and enjoy a science minute with Labcoat Lexie.

The Environmental Studies Program at Fort Lewis College holds “Ecojam,” a performance and celebration benefiting student scholarships, at 5:30 p.m. at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave. Local bands Stone 66, Wavelength, S.O.B. and Kentucky Deluxe will perform.

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

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.

The Durango Community Recreation Center hosts kayak night from 6:45-8:15 p.m. The pool accommodates 20 boats and passes are sold on a first come-first served basis. 375-7313 for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at Fort Lewis with “A People’s History of Modern & Contemporary Art,” a talk by art critic Leanne Goebel, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Mike Mixter & Jason Thies play acoustic tunes at Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

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

D.J. P.A. spins at the Angel’s End Zone, located in Cortez, at 8 p.m. for singles night. 565-4022 for details.

Boulder’s Big Gigantic brings live electronica to the Abbey Theater, 128 E. College. DJ Tricerahops opens the show at 9 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

S.O.B. and Playing in Traffic bring local ska/rock to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m.

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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.

Back Alley Blues plays the Friday Afternoon Club at the

Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. Rockslide goes on from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Larry Carver brings blues-rock to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

 

Bob Newnam & Tom MacCluskey 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.

Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., presents a free bluegrass show from the one-family ensemble Whistlestop at 7 p.m. Waiting on Trial goes on at 9 p.m. 259-2545 for details.

The Inspiration Cafe, an open mic to artists of all kinds, returns to Art-iculation, 1051 E. Second Ave., at 7 p.m. Artists are encouraged to bring creations of all kinds. 247-9049 for details.

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

The Kirk James Blues Band plays the Schank House Bar & Grill, located at Vallecito Lake, from 7-11 p.m.

“Speed Networking for Busy Business Women” returns to the Durango Recreation Center for a second round at 7:30 p.m. 247-1242 for details.

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band brings classic rock and blues to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

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

Rick Estrin and the Night Cats bring blues to the Abbey Theater, 128 E. College. The Deedles open the show at 9 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

Local bluegrass greats The Badly Bent play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.

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Wines of the San Juan, located in Blanco, N.M., hosts the 1st annual Wine Glass Dash 5K Trail Run. The race starts 4

at 8:30 a.m. The Kirk James Blues Band will play an after-party from noon-4 p.m. Proceeds go to families fighting Niemann Pick Disease. www.winesofthesanjuan.com for details.

The San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Ct., hosts a free Tread Lightly Awareness Workshop from 9 a.m.-noon. The workshop is designed for all groups who recreate on public lands. 385-1310 to register.

The Ignacio Community Library hosts a worst case scenario/disaster preparedness workshop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 563-9287 for details.

The Four Corners Green Living Expo kicks off at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event includes more than 100 exhibits, workshops, food and refreshments and green networking opportunities. www.4cornersgreenliving.com for details.

Durango Mountain Resort presents the Purgatory Polka Party from 1-5 p.m. with music from the Alpiners, bratwursts and drink specials. www.durangomountainresort.com for details.

The Holy Smokes Chili Cook-off, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity, meets from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1159 E. Third Ave. Admittance is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring their dollar bills to vote for their favorite chili. 382-2215 for details.

YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., hosts a 2-3 p.m. Sugar Blues Workshop with Jamie Hall. The nutrition workshop is free. 801-865-6612 for details.

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

Kirtan, participatory singing & dancing, returns to YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to drop-in at the family friendly event anytime. 259-2110 for details.

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Black plays encore shows on April 18, 19 & 20.

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

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts the Zwart Family Benefit from 7 p.m.-1 p.m. with music from Psychedelic Mojo, The Get Backs, The Formless and History Of as well as a silent auction. Jason Zwart passed away unexpectedly last year. 247-2324 for details.

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

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

The San Juan Symphony presents American Idols at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Rockslide returns for an 8 p.m.-midnight show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College.

Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., hosts an open acoustic jam featuring the acclaimed Duke City Swampcoolers at 9 p.m. 259-2545 for details.

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

Jack 10 High returns to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave, at 9 p.m.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., presents bluegrass and folk from Albuquerque’s Squash Blossom Boys at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The 22nd annual Tri the Rim Triathlon returns to Fort Lewis College. Visit www.fortlewis.edu/tritherim for more information, to register or to volunteer.

The Four Corners Green Living Expo continues at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. www.4cornersgreenliving.com for details.

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.

Bluegrass Meltdown performers play 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.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real play blues-rock at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m. Nelson is the son of Willie Nelson.

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

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

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 8 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.

The Durango Youth Symphony performs its spring concert at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Chali 2na, of Jurassic 5 fame, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Whiskey Blanket opens at 9 p.m.

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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 for details.

Circle of Light – Durango meets at 6 p.m. at H2O 4

Holistic Health Options. Visit www.holistichealthoptions.biz for details.

Durango Brewing, 3000 Main Ave., hosts a 420 Party with music from All Good and Charley and the Gypsys.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts the 420 Legalize It Durango! Concert, a benefit for Sensible Durango, at 6:30 p.m. The line-up includes Jack Ten High, Aftergrass, Pro Doc, Diabolical Sound Platoon, Lucy, Peter Robot, and Wally Wallace. 247-2324 for details.

The Durango Community Recreation Center hosts kayak night from 6:45-8:15 p.m. The pool accommodates 20 boats and passes are sold on a first come-first served basis. 375-7313 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Woodwind Ensembles play a free recital at Roshong Recital Hall at 7 p.m.

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.

The Williams Brothers take the stage at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

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

Chali 2na, of Jurassic 5 fame, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Whiskey Blanket opens at 9 p.m.

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

The Firewise Council of Southwest Colorado hosts an orientation for new Neighborhood Ambassadors from 5:30-8 p.m. at the San Juan Public Lands Center. Ambassadors improve wildfire safety and link residents to accurate wildfire education. 385-8909 to RSVP.

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

International metaphysician Annee Jawor presents “A New View of Autism” from 6-8 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave. Visit www.ascentofanangel.com to reserve a spot.

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.

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.

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.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents a free show from DJ Treez at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Ongoing

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.

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

Creativity Festivity, “Art Fills the Empty Spaces,” continues at the Durango Arts Center with the annual Poetry Slam on April 22 and a performance of “Once Upon a Mattress” on April 23 & 24. Maria’s Bookshop hosts an April 27 reception for the winners of this year’s Creativity Festivity. www.durangoarts.org for details.

Columbine Christian School holds it 2010 Earth Day Animas River Cleanup on April 22 and clean the five miles of the river south of 32nd St.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts the first group trail run of the season on April 22 on the Carbon Junction Trail. 946-5557 for details.

The Fort Lewis School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, one of the largest research showcases in the region, meets on April 22 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

LYNX, Jamie Janover and Youssoupha bring a diversified harmonic blend of all original hip-hop and down-tempo electronica to the Community Concert Hall on April 22.

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.

The Durango Public Library will hold its Spring Book Sale on April 24. Members of the Friends of the Library are eligible to buy books at the Annual Meeting Preview Sale on April 23.

Women’s Mid-Life Wellbeing Retreats meet on Saturdays from April 24-May 22 at the Durango Dharma Center to provide an opportunity for women to deepen the experience of their mid-life cycle. By donation. 385-5480 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.

Noted stand up comic Spencer James will play the Henry Strater Theatre on April 23.

Fort Lewis College hosts a student film festival, featuring six shorts, four documentaries and two fiction projects, on April 23.

Greater Dolores Action screens 2010 Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour on April 23 at the Dolores Community Center for the 6th annual fund raiser for the Dolores River Festival.

Hops and Hopes, Durango Early Learning Center’s annual Fund-raiser, happens on April 24 at the D&SNGRR museum. The event features a wine and beer tasting, live music from Ralph Dinosaur and live and silent auctions. 259-1483 for details.  

Community Connections’ 7th annual “Golfing for Kids with Disabilities” Family Support Scramble returns to Hillcrest Golf Club on May 1.

The 2010 Durango Open Karate Tournament meets on May 1 at the Escalante Middle School.

“Red Rock Wilderness or Red Dust Melting Colorado Snow?,” a call to action meeting, meets on May 3 at the Durango Public Library.

“A Dress Rehearsal … that is better than opening night!,” a clothing sale fund raiser for Music in the Mountains, meets at the Durango Public Library on May 7 & 8.

Dawdle, the second annual Durango Youth Coalition Arts Walk, meets on May 13. The event offers free exposure to Durango’s young artists and musicians.

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.

The Durango Public Library will screen “RISE,” a film on the spirit and soul of flyfishing, on April 28.

“Twenty-Four Pounds of Bullets & Steel: A Cowgirl Opera” plays the Durango Arts Center on April 30, May 1, 7 & 8. www.cowgirlopera.com for details.

Durango’s Cinco de Mayo returns to Buckley Park on May 2 with music, performances, food,

Weecycle Durango, a biannual consignment sale, returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on May 15 & 16.

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Andrea Smith keynotes Sexual Assault Awareness
What: Two local talks by the Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Where: 130 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis and the SUIT Education Building in Ignacio
When: Wed., April 21 at 7 p.m.; and Thurs., April 22 at 10 a.m.  

An author, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, activist and member of the Cherokee nation will shed light locally for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Andrea Smith will give two local talks next week.

Smith has long been active in anti-violence activism, working as a rape crisis counselor and starting the Chicago chapter of Women of All Red Nations. Smith went on to co-found INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, in 2000. The national grassroots organization engages in direct action and critical dialogue to end violence against women of color and their communities. Smith was also a founding member of the “Boarding School Healing Project,” which seeks to document Native boarding school abuses so that Native communities can begin healing and demand justice.

Smith’s first talk is set for 7 p.m. on Wed., April 21, in 130 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis, where she will discuss the connection between sexual assault and oppression. The following day, Smith will speak at 10 a.m. at the SUIT Education Building in Ignacio. There, she will address “The Impact of Boarding Schools on Native American Families & Communities.”

For more information on either talk or Sexual Assault Awareness month, contact the Sexual Assault Services Organization at 259-3074.

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‘Jazz on the Hill’ presents vocalist Steve Tyrell
What: A local performance by the Grammy Award-winning musician
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Sun., April 18, beginning at 8 p.m.  

Composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David documented countless emotions with their songs. This Sunday, their long-time friend and Grammy award winner Steve Tyrell brings their music to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Known in the industry as a Renaissance man, Tyrell has re-invented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern audience. Long behind the scenes as a producer in the music industry, he helped bring vocalists such as Dionne Warwick and B.J. Thomas to notoriety. Tyrell then went on to garner fame of his own and now sells out shows across America and abroad.

Tyrell’s work with Bacharach and David took him at a young age into the movie industry, where he coordinated hit songs with the release of the films in which they appeared. When Tyrell performed “The Way You Look Tonight” as the wedding singer in the 1991 comedy “Father of the Bride,” fans demanded more, which resulted in Tyrell’s first album “A New Standard.”

Among his popular projects are “Songs of Sinatra,” which achieved Top 5 status on the Billboard jazz charts in 2005, and “Back to Bacharach,” released in 2008.

Tyrell goes on at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available on the web at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the downtown ticket office, located at 7th St. and Main.

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