Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Ongoing Upcoming



‘OMG’ takes the stage at the Abbey Theatre

Submit items for On the Town to: 534 Main Ave., Durango, CO, 81301; fax: ( 970) 259-0448; e-mail: telegraph@durangotelegraph.com ; or fill out this form

Thursday18

A free Sedona Method Support Group meets at the Self Heal Center, 26345 US Hwy 160, from 2-4 p.m. 422-8001.

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.

SolarWorks hosts a grand opening for its new downtown store, 270 E. 8th Ave., from 5-7 p.m. www.durangosolarworks.com 

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.

Kirk James brings solo blues to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, for happy hour from 5-7 p.m.

The Business Women’s Information Exchange hosts a “Speed Networking Event for Busy Business Women” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 247-1242.

Animas High School, 3206 N. Main, hosts an info night with AHS students and faculty at 6 p.m. Parents and students can also shadow an AHS student on Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 247-2474 for details.

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

Jack 10 High plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave., hosts a Trango Tower Slideshow benefit from 7-9 p.m. 247-8728 for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues with “The

Ages and Stages of Love,” a talk by Linda Schott, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., offers Salsa Night at 9 p.m. The evening includes dance lessons. 259-9018.

The Durango Photography Club meets at the La Plata County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. for a program on light room post-production image enhancement.

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

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents “The Manifesto,” a benefit for FLC Sociology Club’s upcoming play “Marx in Soho,” at 9 p.m. Waiting on Trial, DJ Codestar, Wesley Jack, Nate Barrett will perform. 247-2324 for details.

Friday19

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.

A Thousand Cranes for Peace and Healing hosts a 5 p.m. reading of Sadako, an book about the inspiration behind 1,000 cranes for peace, in the 4Corners Yoga Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave. in the Smiley Building. 259-2243 for details.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave., hosts its Soup Soirée and Silent Auction from 5-7:30 p.m. The event will raise funds for Haiti disaster relief. 247-1129.

The Chills play the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight.

Singer-songwriter Lisa Blue returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live jazz from the Bob Hemenger Trio from 6-9 p.m. 259-9018.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “Stitching as Mark-making,” a free slide presentation by Ilze Aviks, at 6 p.m. The talk will highlight work by contemporary textile artists. 259-2606 ford details.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Whurm and Aftergrass go on at 10 p.m. Call 247-2324 for details.

 

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts a double-bill with Suave from 6-10 p.m. and the Tumblin’ Dice 10 p.m. to close.

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.

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.

Texas Renegade plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. D.L. Marble opens the show at 7 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com .

Center of Light presents a talk on Spiritual Marriage at 7 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 882-2123 for details.

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

Steel Rodeo brings country rock to the Billy Goat Saloon, located on U.S. Hwy 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155.

Robinson, Toolan and Cole perform a free show of Southwestern Americana at the Mancos Valley Distillery at 8 p.m. 946-0229 for details.

The Belleville Outfit returns to the Four Corners for a 9 p.m. show at the Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Ave. www.henrystratertheater.com for details.

Saturday20

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County holds its annual Legislative Lowdown, an opportunity to hear and ask questions of your state legislators Bruce Whitehead and Ellen Roberts, at 9:30 a.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. www.lwvlaplata.org.  

The Ignacio Community Library offers a basic computer class from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The two-part class continues on Feb 27. 563-9287 for details.

Lisa Blue plays an encore show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Neil Nelson plays a solo show in the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Rupnow & Friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. “Dream Machine,” a Burning Man art project fund raiser,  goes on at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Kirtan, participatory singing & dancing, returns to Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 259-2110.  

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

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

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

The San Juan Symphony performs “1001 Bedtime 4

Stories” at 7:30 p.m. at Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Chills play an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College  from 8 p.m.-midnight.

The Tumblin’ Dice play the Sky Ute Casino from 8-11 p.m.

The Beautiful Losers celebrate the release of their new CD at 8 p.m. at the Dolores River Brewery. 882-4677 for details.

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

EOTO returns to Durango for a show at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 9 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com .

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts from 9 p.m. to close.

Sunday21

The Vallecito Wooden Ski Classic takes off on the Vallecito Nordic Trails at noon. The event includes a tour/race and awards for the best vintage costumes. 259-7785 for details.

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

The Scrugglers 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.

The 3rd  annual Sasquatch Uphill/Downhill Race returns to the Hesperus Ski Hill at 4 p.m. The event includes various categories, a community BBQ, prizes and costumes are encouraged. www.hesperusskipatrol.org for details.

The 1st annual Durango Early Learning Center Spaghetti Dinner Fund-raiser meets from 5-8 p.m. at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave. Email delc@gobrainstorm.net for details.

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Musica del Mundo with DJs Maize and X spinning at 8 p.m. 259-9018.

Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey play the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 9 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

Monday22

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.  

Terry Rickard plays a split-set at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 6-8 p.m. & 10 p.m. midnight.

The Durango Lively Arts Co. hosts auditions for “The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Auditions continue Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. 382-8584 for details.

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

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

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.

Tuesday23

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

A Bump in The Road prenatal group meets at 6 p.m. at Liv MacKenzie Counseling, 766 Main Ave. Serving Life Chiropractic will discuss the impact of keeping your body healthy during pregnancy.

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

Formula 151’s Dave Mensch plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts from 6-10 p.m.

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.  

The Carver Brewing Co, 1022 Main Ave., presents “Let’s Go to the Grand Canyon,” a DVD slideshow from Charly Heavenrich, Grand Canyon raft guide since 1978. The 7 p.m. presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 259-2545 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.

A family education and support forum featuring Randy Chapman author of The Everyday Rights Guide to Special Education Law, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. For more info, email   IDA_rmb.durango@yahoo.com or call 375-0804.

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

Wednesday24

The Durango Public Library and Rocky Mountain PBS host a screening of the new Wallace Stegner documentary beginning with a 5 p.m. reception. The event will be followed by a panel and community discussion. www.durangopubliclibrary.org for details.

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

CC&N plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts from 6-10 p.m.

The Porchlights play acoustic rock, bluegrass & more at Durango Coffee Company, 730 Main Ave., from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

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

Ongoing

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery presents “In2itive,” new work by Durango artists, Sandra Butler and Joan Levine-Russell, through March 3. Pieces include rawhide and steel sculptures and large scale paintings. 247-7167 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., exhibits “Images & Iron,” with photography by Chet Anderson, Kathy Myrick and Bob Spencer and metal sculpture by Carl Stransky, through Feb. 27 Cosmos Series, mixed-media works by Ilze Aviks, is on display in the Art Library through Feb. 27. 259-2606 for details.

Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., exhibits the work of Howard Rachlin, noted Durango photographer, through the month of February. 375-7877 for details.

Lou Swenson, a well-known, Dolores-based photographer, presents “The Great Northern Plains” at the Desert Pearl Gallery in Cortez through March 2. 565-9320 for details.

The San Juan Mountains Association offers free snowshoe walks for families, home schooled groups, school classes, scout groups, and other interested youth groups this winter.  Many areas within the San Juan Public Lands are options for these walks. To schedule a Winter Discover Walk call 759-9113 or e-mail MK@sjma.org.

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 March 27. 882-5600 for details.

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. n

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.

top


Upcoming

The Native American Center at Fort Lewis College will present Pueblo Cultural Extravaganza, a night of Pueblo dance, music and culture, on Feb. 25.

The Open Shutter Gallery will host an Adaptive Sports Association photography show in conjunction with the Dave Spencer Ski Classic beginning on Feb. 25.

Jess Higgins, NTP, will offer a free seminar on Healthy Gluten-Free Living on Feb. 25 at Vitamin Cottage.

The 24th annual Chocolate Fantasia, a fund-raiser for the Volunteers of America, returns to the Fort Lewis College Ballroom on Feb. 26.

The Adaptive Sports Association’s 12th annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic meets on Feb. 26-28. Locals are encouraged to start forming their teams. 259-0374 for details.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness will host the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Feb. 27 at the Smiley Theatre.

La Plata County will host a Community Ideas Forum on Feb. 27 at the Durango Recreation Center. www.laplatacountyplan.co for details.

Kelley Hunt returns to the Community Concert Hall on Feb. 27 for a benefit for the La Plata County Family Centers.

The American Humane Association will offer the Durango community a two-day course, Disaster Sheltering for Companion Animals, on Feb. 27 & 28.

The Schank House Bar & Grill will hosts a Feb. 28 benefit auction for Jean Earp, who was recently injured and needs help with medical expenses.

Kayak legend Jon Turk will sign his newest book, The Raven’s Gift, on March 2 at Maria’s Bookshop.

The fifth annual Durango Independent Film Festival returns on March 3-7.

Grammy Award winner Michael Rose of Black Uhuru plays a March 7 at the Summit.

Rock legend Richie Havens returns to Durango for a March 14 appearance at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will open at Fort Lewis College’s Mainstage Theatre on March 18. The play will show on the following two weekends. 247-7089 for details.

The Henry Strater Theatre will present performances by the International Hunks Male Model Revue on March 19 & 20.

The Infamous Stringdusters play the Community Concert Hall on March 25.

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

top


‘OMG’ takes the stage at the Abbey Theatre
What: Adults reading from teenage journals, yearbooks, slam books & love letters
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Thurs., Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

Embarrassing teen-age memories go into the spotlight this week in Durango. “OMG,” adults reading from their teen-age journals, yearbooks, slam books and love letters, goes on at the Abbey Theatre on Thurs., Feb. 18.

The free event, hosted by BuzzTown, Directory Plus and Advantage Physical Therapy, invites brave men and women to the stage for a brief reading from their teen-age diaries, journals, notes, love letters, poems, yearbooks, failed novels and so on and so forth. Attendees will bask in the embarrassment of adolescent minds and share laughs and OMG-moments with fellow souls courageous enough to expose their juvenile inner thoughts. Prizes will be awarded for the most mortifying readings, and a panel of judges will be selected from the audience.

“OMG” runs from 7-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.buzztown.com.

top

 

 

In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation