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Fort Lewis College honors the legacy of MLK

Chris Berry Trio plays the Concert Hall

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BuzzTown University continues its series of free, internet-marketing classes with “How to improve your email newsletter with the power of social media” at 3 p.m. at the Himalayan Restaurant, 992 Main Ave. www.classes.buzztown.com.

The Casual Fridays, a ska band from New Mexico, plays the Ska Brewing World Headquarters, 225 Girard, from 5-7 p.m.

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.

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.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College hosts Durango Rocks, the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards celebration, at 5 p.m.

 

The Sustainability Alliance of SW Colorado hosts its bi-monthly La Plata Sustainability Dialogue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave. The topic is “People, Planet, Profit; Thriving as a Community of Collaboration.”

Turtle Lake Refuge offers a living foods preparation class from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E Third Ave. The class continues for four Thursday evenings. 247-8395.

Author Sharon Ray reads from her new children’s book, Jumping the Grate, to children of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. She will also give signed copies to each child in attendance.

Lee and Chad, a jazz duo, play the Edgewater Lounge, located in the DoubleTree Hotel, from 6-9 p.m. 259-6580.

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

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

The Life-Long Learning Series returns to Fort Lewis College with “Poetry and the Beast Within,” a presentation by Terry Bacon, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

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 returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

Playing in Traffic plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m. to close.

Salem – R&B, hip hop and funk from Boulder – plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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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.

Greg Ryder stops off at 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 Mac Jazz Trio from 6-9 p.m. DJ Ralphsta spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

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.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays happy hour at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. and goes on again from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Neil Nelson & Steel Rodeo play Desperado’s Bar & Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, from 7-11p.m. 385-5533.

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band brings swing/rock/blues to the Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

The Casual Fridays play the Derailed

Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m. to close.

LD & Ariano bring hip hop to Big D’s, located on Broadway in Cortez, at 9 p.m.

Mountain Standard Time plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Winterfest kicks off at Durango Mountain Resort and includes dog sledding, free ice climbing and telemark demos, sledding, snowshoe tours, live music and a snow cave exhibit. A torchlight parade and fireworks display is set for 6:30 p.m., and Winterfest Film Night screens “Lucid Dreams” and “The Edge of Telluride” at 7:30 p.m. in the DMR Community Center. www.durangomountainresort.com for details.

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

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

Mark Simons plays 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.

The Avalanche Music Festival kicks off at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with a show from rising jamgrass band Greensky Bluegrass. Durango’s own Scrugglers open the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for the show or the entire festival. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

Formula 151’s Dave Mensch plays Desperado’s Bar & Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, from 8 p.m.-midnight. 385-5533 for details.

CCN, featuring Larry Carver, Randy Crumbaugh and Nina Sasaki, plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents SOB (Same Old Band) playing from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents an evening of hip hop from LD, Ariano and Ill Methods at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

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Winterfest continues at Durango Mountain Resort with the Town Downhill (registration from 7:45-9 a.m. at Hoody’s), snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, live music and a snow cave exhibit. Winterfest Film Night screens TGR’s “Re:Session” and “Continuum” at 7:30 p.m. in the DMR Community Center. 4

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 Avalanche Music Festival continues at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with a show from Band of Heathens and Jason Eady & Jamie Wilson. Doors open at 7 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com.

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

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 7 p.m. 575-418-9126 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 from 8 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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

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

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield hosts a discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird at 6:30 p.m. 884-2222 to register.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College hosts the rescheduled concert by the Durango Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details

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 8 p.m. 403-1200.

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.

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

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6:30 p.m. booksigning with Gail Harris, author of A Woman’s War: The Professional and Personal Journey of the Navy’s First African-American Female Intelligence Officer. 247-1438 for details.

Tim Reynolds, of Dave Matthews Band fame, and TR-3 play the Avalanche Music Festival at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 7 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com .

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

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 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.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library offers a free Photoshop Elements class from 7-9 p.m. 884-2222 to register.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Colin Rooney playing from 8 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

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Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., offers a free Children’s Yoga Class from 3:15-4 p.m. for 3-7 year olds. 259-7337 for details.

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

A Bump in the Road’s Postpartum Group meets at 6 p.m. at Liv MacKenzie Counseling, 766 Main Ave. Suite 201, for a discussion of medical choices.

www.durangobumpintheroad.com.

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

The Durango Chess Club gathers for its weekly meeting at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, at 6:30 p.m.

The Avalanche Music Festival continues at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with a big band revival from The Swingtones. Doors open at 7 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

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

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: 10 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 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.

Dubskin, featuring Cory Eberhard, of Pretty Lights, and DJ I-Gene, plays a 9:30 p.m. show at the Summit. 247-2324 for details.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 801 E. Second Ave., exhibits the Four Corners Commission, the regional juried exhibit celebrating the uniqueness of life, the land and the diver heritage of the Four Corners region. The show runs through Jan. 30. The Cosmos Series, mixed-media works by Ilze Aviks, is on display in the Art Library through Feb. 27. 259-2606 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the “To Gather” exhibit, recent large- and small-scale drawings by Karina Noel Hean. The work was “made over a period of time and travels, they serve as witness and as a playground to selections of gesture and color found in striking land and plant forms.” The show opens with a 5-7 p.m. reception on Jan. 15. 247-7167 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 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.

Upcoming

The Avalanche Music Festival continues at the Abbey Theatre with Great American Taxi, featuring Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman, on Jan. 21; Wisebird and Gigi Love on Jan. 23; and Megan Burtt playing on Jan. 23.

“Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway” plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 21 and is seeking local vocalists to perform in the show. Visit www.singingwiththebradwaystars.com for details.

The Colorado Native Plant Society presents a discussion of the “Rare: Imperiled Plants of Colorado” exhibit on Jan. 21 at the Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies

Durango Nature Studies will host its Winter Volunteer Naturalist Training on Jan. 21 & 22. 769-1800 to register.

Local favorites, Jack Ten High, will play the Ska Brewing World Headquarters on Jan. 21.

The 3rd annual Tour de Ski is set for Jan. 23 at Durango Mountain Resort, and skiers can choose a 6k, 12k, 20k, 42k or 32k tour. Proceeds benefit Trails 2000 and Durango Nordic. www.tourdeski.org for details.

Anne Hillerman, author and daughter of noted writer Tony Hillerman, and photographer Don Strel will discuss their new book Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn, on Jan. 23 at the Durango Public Library. n

The Sideshow Emporium and Gallery in Dolores opens “Lucid: Shapeshifting Figurative Oil Paintings” by local artist Lara Branca on Jan. 23.

MOMIX, an internationally renowned troupe of dancer-illusionists, performs at the Community Concert Hall on Jan. 26.

Surf’s Up Snowdown returns to downtown Durango Jan. 27-31.

La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s 16th annual Snowdown Wine Tasting and Fine Art Exhibition meets on Jan. 28. 259-3415 to RSVP

The Kid’s Snowdown Follies return to the Durango Arts Center on Jan. 27 & 28. 259-2606 for details.

The University of Denver Four Corners Master in Social Work Program will host an open house on Jan. 30 at the Commons. 247-9773 to register.

“Art that Heals,” a selection of artworks by local and regional artists, shows at the Lightner Creek Inn beginning on Jan. 30.

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Fort Lewis College honors the legacy of MLK
What: A week of activities commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Where: Fort Lewis College campus
When: Beginning Jan. 18  

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will come into focus next week at Fort Lewis College. Nearly a week’s worth of events will commemorate the life of the great civil rights leader, and community members are invited to attend any and all of the free events.

A Community Peace March across campus is set for Mon., Jan. 18, at 12:15 p.m., beginning at the Center of Southwest Studies. Later that evening, FLC welcomes Harold Bailey, executive director of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs, as a special guest speaker at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

The celebration continues Jan. 19 with the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, as Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Stollman discusses, “Bodies and Minds: How to Achieve Racial Reconciliation,” at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Union.

On Jan. 20, Fort Lewis College professors Kathy Fine and Dawn Mulhern will lead the screenings of three short films in a presentation entitled “Race: Are We So Different?” The screenings take place in the Student Union Vallecito Room at 7 p.m.

A final day of activities is set for Jan. 21. The film “February One” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. in the Education Business Hall, Room 118. At 5:45 p.m., the College’s anti-discrimination group, Code Red, will hold a workshop called “Making His Dream Our Vision at Fort Lewis College” in the Student Union Ballroom.

For more information, contact 247-7582. 

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Chris Berry Trio plays the Concert Hall
What: A world funk band, featuring special guest Michael Kang of String Cheese
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Fri., Jan. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m.

A unique fusion of funk, dance-hall reggae and African rhythms goes on stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College this week. The Chris Berry Trio and Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident play Durango this Friday.

Chris Berry’s musical roots trace back to the ghettos of Zimbabwe, where he lived for 10 years studying the mbira (mm-bee-rah) – a thumb piano with 29 keys. He sold in excess of 1 million albums in Africa, but after losing most of his band to AIDS and Zimbabwe’s brutal regime, Berry narrowly escaped the country in 2000 and formed CB-3. The genre-defying band includes Berry (vocals/mbira/percussion); Aaron Johnston (drums) of the Brazilian Girls; Jesse Murphy (bass) of the Brazilian Girls; and John Scofield’s Uberjam. The band has garnered a reputation for its rotating roster of special guests, and Michael Kang is one of CB-3’s most consistent. He brings electric mandolin, guitar and vocals to the trio’s Durango engagement.

Showtime is 7 p.m., with doors to the Concert Hall and concessions, serving beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at

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