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Thursday21

The Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., and AmeriCorps host an all-day fundraiser for Haiti. Carvers will donate $3 from every pint of Strong Ale sold to the Trees, Water, People’s (TWP) Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. 259-2545 for details.

Local favorites Jack Ten High play 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.

Durango Nature Studies kicks off its winter Volunteer Naturalist Training from 6-9 p.m. Volunteers are needed to lead science-based, snowshoe hikes for kids, and the training continues all day on Jan. 22. 769-1800 to register.

A Know Your Rights training meets from 6-8:30 p.m. in 130 Chemistry Hall at Fort Lewis College. Top attorneys lead the free, interactive training on handling law enforcement encounters.

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

Mary Anne Marino plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., for 6 to 10 p.m.

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

The Colorado Native Plant Society presents a discussion of the “Rare: Imperiled Plants of Colorado” exhibit from 6:30-

8:30 p.m. at the Center of Southwest Studies. Amy Wendland and Barbara Klema will discuss the long history of botanical art.

“Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway,” which recreates the greatest moments from the top shows of the century plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Life-Long Learning Series returns to Fort Lewis College with “A Tomb of One’s Own: The Terra Cotta Warriors,” a presentation by journalist and art historian Judith Reynolds, 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.

Fitness and survival expert Kalvin J. Evans presents the free class, “Be Prepared for the Days in Which We Live,” an overview of basic survival skills at 7 p.m. at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. 884-2222 for details.

The Avalanche Music Festival continues at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with Great American Taxi, featuring Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman. RedEyedDjinn opens the concert. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com 

The Willie Waldman Project, featuring members from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Tony and Santana, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Friday22

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.

Back Alley Blues plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. General Mills and the Cereal Killers, a local blues supergroup, go on from 8 p.m.-midnight.

The Daydreamers perform live music at Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave., from 5-8 p.m.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 5-7 p.m. Cosmic Accident goes on at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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. 259-9018 for details.

Ralph Dinosaur stops off at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., for sets at 6 and 9 p.m.

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.

Durango favorite Gemma Kavanagh and violinist Kasia Sokol play the St. Mark’s Recital Series at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave. The duo will perform opera arias and art songs in French and German. www.DurangoRecitals.com for details.

Kirk James plays a solo show at Desperado’s Bar & Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, from 7-11p.m. 385-5533 for details.

The Center of Light presents a Dream Interpretation Workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the Durango Recreation Center’s Eolus Room. By donation. 882-2123 for details.

The Avalanche Music Festival continues at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with a show by Wisebird. Local singer-songwriter Gigi Love opens the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

The Getbacks bring surf rock to the Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155.

Saturday23

The 3rd annual Tour de Ski takes off at Durango Mountain Resort. Nordic skiers can choose a 6k, 12k, 20k, 42k or 32k tour, and proceeds benefit Trails 2000 and Durango Nordic. Visit www.tourdeski.org for details.

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.

Rupnow & Friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 5-7 p.m. Seven, Durango’s newest original band, makes it debut later in the evening. Jazz Delivery will open the show at 9: 30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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

The Sideshow Emporium and Gallery in Dolores opens “Lucid: Shapeshifting Figurative Oil Paintings,” an exhibit by local artist Lara Branca, from 6-9 p.m.

The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band performs for dancing and listening at the Durango VFW, 1550 Main Ave., from 7-10 p.m. A free beginning dance lesson is set for 6:15 p.m.

Mark Simons, Ryan McCurry and Evan Suiter bring jazz to the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details. 4

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, at 7 p.m. at the Durango Public Library.

Cyle Talley plays acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band plays Desperado’s Bar & Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, from 7-11 p.m. 385-5533.

The Tumblin’ Dice plays the one-year anniversary at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7 p.m.-close.

General Mills and the Cereal Killers play 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.

The Avalanche Music Festival concludes at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with a double-bill, featuring  Megan Burtt and Bob Rea. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.abbeytheatre.com for details.

The Lawn Chair Kings play an 8 p.m. show at the Pride of the West in Silverton.

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

Sunday24

A free Dog Harness Training Clinic meets at the Vallecito Nordic trails at 10 a.m.  Owners should bring two short leashes, a sled-dog style harness if you have one, and a friendly, athletic dog. 884-3588 to register.

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

Patrick’s Crossing 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.

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 4 p.m. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu for details.

Joel Racheff 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.

Monday25

The Ignacio Community Library offers a class on “How to Buy and Sell on eBay” from 5:15-6:45 p.m. 563-9287 to pre-register.

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.

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.

Tuesday26

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

Animas High School, 3206 Main Ave., hosts a 6 p.m. information and enrollment session for prospective students and parents. 247-2477 for details.

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

A Bump in the Road meets at 6 p.m. at Liv MacKenzie Counseling, 766 Main Ave. Suite 201, as Dr. Kelly Miller with Pediatric Partners discusses newborn care.  Visit www.durangobumpintheroad.com for details.

Greg Ryder plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

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.

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

 

Wednesday27

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

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.

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.

Rob Webster plays the Derailed Saloon from 7 p.m.-close.

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. No partner necessary. 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.

The I-Rock Rebels spin for a Snowdown Kickoff Reggae Beach Party at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 801 E. Second Ave., exhibits the Four Corners Commission, the regional juried exhibit celebrating 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.” 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 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

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

BuzzTown University presents the free class, “How to improve your advertising with the power of social media,” on Jan. 28 at the Himalayan Restaurant.

Tijerina, blues from New Mexico, plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill on Jan. 29 & 30.

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

Béla Fleck and Bassekou Kouyate bring “The Africa Project” to the Community Concert Hall on Feb. 2.

The Durango Public Library will kick off its 2010 Spoken Word Series on Feb. 3 with a performance of “Love Letters,” featuring Dennis Johnson and Anna Price. n

April Verch, a dynamic Canadian fiddler, singer and stepdancer, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Feb. 4.

The Malarsie family will hold a fundraiser for Michael J. Malarsie, who was recently seriously wounded in action in Afghanistan, on Feb. 6 at the Durango VFW. The event will include dinner, music, beer and a silent auction 946-9799 for details or to make a donation.

The Silverton Skijoring Festival is set for Feb. 6 & 7. Teams comprised of a horseback rider and skier run will race down historic Blair Street in downtown Silverton. www.silvertonstpecialevents.com for details.

Strange Design, a band that recreates historic Phish concerts in their entirety, will play a Feb. 13 show at the Henry Strater Theatre.

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.

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Surf’s Up Snowdown rolls into Durango
What: Durango’s 32nd annual celebration of winter  
Where: All over the greater Durango area
When: Jan. 27-31

Durangoans will once again raise their boat drinks and celebrate winter next week with the beginning of the 32nd annual edition of Snowdown. The tropical-powered theme of this year’s celebration is “Surf’s Up Snowdown,” and all the favorite events will be back on tap along with a handful of new ones. More than 60 contests, events and gatherings will take place starting Wed., Jan. 27, and running through Sun., Jan. 31.

On Jan. 27, look for the Beachcomber Scavenger Hunt; the ever-popular Fashion Dos and Don’ts; a Surfshack Surfboard Design Contest; the Polar Beer Plunge; a Simulated 9-Hole Golf Tournament; Lady F’s Lunacy; Family Feud Snowdown Style; the 22nd annual Snowdown Jokedown; Spellebration; the bartender’s contest; cribbage; foosball, darts and pool tournaments; the annual Bicycle Roller Races; and much, much more.

For a complete listing of Snowdown events, stay tuned to the Durango Telegraph or visit www.snowdown.org.

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MOMIX takes the stage at the Concert Hall
What: An encore performance from the internationally renowned dance troupe
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Tues., Jan. 26. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Modern dance goes on stage next week at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The versatile dance company MOMIX plays Durango’s biggest stage on Jan. 26.

The internationally renowned troupe is currently touring with the “Best of MOMIX,” bringing back the most popular aspects of the company’s extensive repertoire. Recognized for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is made up of dancer-illusionists, who for nearly 30 years – under the direction of Moses Pendleton – have been celebrated for their ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. Today up to 40 MOMIX dancers tour the world in two different troupes and present Pendleton’s inspired choreography. And what is MOMIX? The word is the trade name for a milk supplement (shortened from Moses Mix) that Moses Pendleton fed his calves on his farm in Vermont.

Showtime is 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets for MOMIX are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the Ticketing Services Office in Downtown Durango at 7th and Main.

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June 13, 2019
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June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

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