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Thursday28

Surf’s Up Snowdown, Durango’s 32nd annual celebration of winter, continues with more than 60 events and happenings through Jan. 31. Visit www.snowdown.org for details.

The Ignacio Community Library presents “Utes From a Different Perspective,” a presentation by Pearl CasiasJan, at 1 p.m. 563-9287 for details.

DJ Igene throws down a Reggae Beach Party in honor of Snowdown at 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.

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 Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts a live music double bill with the Hounds of Purg from 6 - 8 p.m. and  Formula 151 from 9 p.m. - close.

The Colorado Native Plant Society presents the rescheduled discussion of the “Rare: Imperiled Plants of Colorado” exhibit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Center of Southwest Studies.

The Life-Long Learning Series returns to Fort Lewis College with “Shame: The Beast Within,” a presentation by Nancy Heleno, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., offers a Snowdown

Dance Contest at 7 p.m. Salsa Night begins at 9 p.m. 259-9018.

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

Oatie Paste, Fuzzy Killing Machine & S.O.B. play a “Snowdown Throwdown” at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Friday29

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.

Telekavé performs at Mill St. Brews, 25 W. Mill St. in Bayfield, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 884-7070 for details.

RedEyedJinn plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 4:30-8:30 p.m.  Euforquestra goes on at 10 p.m. 247-2324.

Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver stop 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 surf/retro rock from the Get Backs from 5-9 p.m. 259-9018 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.

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

The Chills play Desperado’s Bar & Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, from 7-11 p.m. 385-5533.

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

The Cortez Cultural Center presents “Classic Ballads Night” with Mancos entertainer Dr. Nate Mayfield at 7 p.m. 565-7272 for details. 

Todd Tijerina brings his blues guitar back to Durango for an 8 p.m. show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College.

Jack Attack, a post-parade party featuring returning DJ Patrick Fee, LA DJ/Producer Cajami and Spark Madden, plays the Durango VFW, 1550 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Costumes encouraged.

The Dendrites play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-close.

Waiting on Trial brings high-energy newgrass to the Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., beginning at 9 p.m. 259-2545.

Motivator plays a post-parade party at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Saturday30

The University of Denver Four Corners Master in Social Work Program hosts an info session and open from 9:30-11 a.m. in room 220 of the Commons Building, 701 Camino del Rio. 247-9773.

A free Dog Harness Training Clinic meets at Transfer Road near Mancos 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 Get Backs bring their surf/retro rock to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., from noon-4 p.m. 259-9200 for details. 

A Caulk and Seal Party meets a Manna Soup Kitchen from noon-4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to learn about energy efficiency and help Manna reduce its heating bill. 247-7676. 

The Kirk James Blues Band plays Purgy’s Pub at Durango Mountain Resort from 2-5 p.m.

Knitting for Peace presents “afghans for Afghans” from 4-5 p.m. at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave. The knitting circle makes hand knit items to donate to organizations that spread peace in the world. 560-2750 for details.

Michael Bruce performs on 6 & 12 string guitar in the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver play 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.

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts a live music double bill with Rob Webster from 6 to 11:30 p.m. and  Mystic Roots from midnight to close.

Ryan McCurry and Company bring jazz to the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700.

YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., offers an all-levels Community Yoga Class at 4 p.m. and Journey to One, a sound/energy experience with Lisa Byrne, at 7 p.m. Both by donation. 375-7794.

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

Midnight Backhand plays Desperado’s Bar & Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, from 7-11 p.m. 385-5533.4

The Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., presents a live music double-bill with Wild Mountain and Jack Ten High playing at 8 p.m. 259-2545 for details.

Todd Tijerina 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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a limbo contest at 6 p.m. DJs Spark Madden, Fat P and Benjamin K spin from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

Sunday31

The La Plata County Search and Rescue Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction meets at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 7 a.m.-noon. All proceeds benefit S&R.

Out of the Box 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.

The Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series presents a 3 p.m. concert by Steven Mayer at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

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.

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.

Monday1

Jack Tallmadge brings country back to 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 for details.

Tuesday2

Durango favorite Béla Fleck brings “The Africa Project,” featuring an ensemble of the African musicians, to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. Fleck will also address a free community conversation/brown bag lunch from 1: 30-2:30 p.m. at the Concert Hall. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

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

Mind’s Eye Movement Classic Pilates Studio, 701 E. 31st St., hosts the Business Women’s Network meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 247-1242 to RSVP.

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

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 open mic night from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Wednesday3

The Sustainable Building Education Program presents “Energy Star 2010,” a program on Energy Star new homes and renovations, at noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. Presenters will include a representative from the Governor’s Energy Office and a local builder. 259-1916 for details.

Ska Brewing, 225 Girard, hosts “Drink Like a Fish,” the Durango Independent Film Festival beer release party, from 5-7 p.m. The party includes a live performance by Patrick’s Crossing.

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.

The Appleseed Workshop Series offers a community-based theatre share-formance, featuring the Crestone Theater Co., from 7-9 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. 247-7676 for details.

The Durango Public Library will kick off its 2010 Spoken Word Series with a 7 p.m. performance of “Love Letters,” featuring Dennis Johnson and Anna Price. The A.R. Gurney play follows a bittersweet relationship spanning 50 years. www.durangopubliclibrary.org 

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. No partner necessary. 903-9402.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Club Meds with DJ Jonezy spinning from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 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 Lightner Creek Inn presents “Art That Heals,” featuring a variety of artists and expressions, through March 1. The show opens with a 4-7 p.m. reception on Jan. 30. www.lotusoasis.com 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 Sideshow Emporium & Gallery, located in downtown Dolores, exhibits “Lucid: Shapeshifting Figurative Oil Paintings” by local artist Lara Branca. 739-4646 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.

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

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

The Women’s Resource Center’s first Womenade meeting of 2010 is set for Feb. 4 at the Rochester Hotel.

The Henry Strater Theatre will present two performances by renowned stand-up comics Erik Griffin and Shannon Gettins on Feb. 5

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Recital Series continues with a Feb. 5 performance by Andrew Homburg, tenor, and Marilyn Garst, piano. 385-8668 for details.

“W;t,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a woman’s struggle with ovarian cancer, will be staged at the Durango Arts Center on Feb. 5-6 in a benefit event for the Durango Arts Center and the Women’s Resource Center. 

The Malarsie family will hold a fund-raiser 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.

Ohana Luau, the 14th annual Handbell Choir fundraiser, meets at the St. Columba School gym on Feb. 6.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary on Feb. 6 with a performance by Hey! from Albuquerque.

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. n

Salt Fire Circus will host open auditions on Feb. 7 for an upcoming spring performance. www.saltfirecircus.com for details.

The eighth annual Convention of the Ditch & Reservoir Company Alliance, “Agricultural Water - Reinventing Strategies for a New World,” meets Feb. 11-12 at the Doubletree Hotel.

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

The seventh annual Ski for Education Day is set for Feb. 15 at Durango Mountain Resort.

Robinson, Toolan and Cole will perform a free show of Southwestern Americana at the Mancos Valley Distillery on Feb. 19.

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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Snowdown Wine Tasting & Art Exhibition returns
What: The 16th annual fund-raiser for the La Plata Open Space Conservancy  
Where: The DoubleTree Hotel
When: Thurs., Jan. 28, 5: 30-8 p.m.

Durango is rallying around fine art, fine wines and open space this week. The 16th annual Snowdown Wine Tasting and Fine Art Exhibition meets Jan. 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel. All proceeds from the popular event will be used to conserve Southwest Colorado’s working farms and ranches, critical wildlife habitat and scenic open spaces.

Each year a selection of fine artwork that celebrates the natural and working landscape is chosen for auction at the event, and one painting is reproduced in a limited edition of prints for guests. This year’s Snowdown painting is a luminous pastel, “Down in the Valley,” by Rebecca Koeppen. In addition, 11 other area artists are also featured in this year’s Fine Art Exhibition. Art collectors who are unable to attend the auction can arrange for a proxy to bid for them by contacting La Plata Open Space.

The event runs from 5:30-8 p.m., and the price of admission includes an art print. Contact the La Plata Open Space Conservancy at 259-3415 or LPOSC@gobrainstorm.net to make reservations.

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