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‘Manna Outside’ invites the community to lunch  

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Thursday15

Award-winning singer/songwriter Andy Hackbarth plays the Durango Public Library from 3-5 p.m. The concert is in conjunction with the Teen Summer Reading program. 375-3387 for details.

The Ignacio Farmers Market meets from 4-7 p.m. at Shoshone Park. The event includes local produce, crafts and live music. 563-9494 for details.

Wild Mountain brings bluegrass to Ska Brewing, 225 Girard, at 5 p.m. for the Ska-B-Q.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts its weekly group trail run on Big Canyon, Cowboy and South Rim. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557.

Lee Bartley performs classical art songs and light jazz on piano at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Cook and the Kat play classic covers and originals at 6 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. 247-1264 for details.

Jeff Sweet and Chad MacCluskey play contemporary jazz at the DoubleTree Hotel’s Animas River Café from 6-9 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 patio at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

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.

Singer-songwriter Gigi Love plays The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Salsa Night with salsa lessons and DJ Twelfth Night spinning from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents Bass Mutiny, featuring Treazon and m.Elle, at 10 p.m.

Friday16

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.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver, plays Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., at 5 p.m.

High Altitude Blues, featuring Jack Ellis and Jeff Dysinger, plays the Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., beginning at 5 p.m.

The 1st annual Float for Hope meets at 5:30 p.m. at Mild to Wild and includes a post-rafting trip to Zia. Proceeds go to grief counseling for Durango children who have lost a parent to cancer. 247-4789 for details.

Durango BMX hosts Ribbon Racing with sign-ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com for details.

The Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, hosts an Open to All Jam Night from 5:30-9 p.m.

Wildlife photographer Claude Steelman introduces his latest book, Wildshots, with a slide lecture and book signing at Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. 9th St., from 5:50 - 7 p.m.

The Bob Hemenger Trio plays soul jazz at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. A DJ spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Back Alley Blues plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 6-10 p.m. The band returns at the same time on Saturday.

Tom MacCluskey plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille in the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts the Cannabis Cuisine Premiere Party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and offers a sneak peak of Durango’s newest cooking show. The Formless, History Of, Benjamin K & Peter Robot play a benefit show for Tibetan refugees at 10 p.m.

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.

Music in the Mountains continues at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with Vadim and Friends, featuring violinist Vadim Gluzman and works from Beethoven, Prokofiev and Frank. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Jonezy spins vinyl at Cosmo, 919 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. The DJ returns at the same time on Saturday night.

DJ Wreck spins dance beatz at Pongas, 121 W. 8th 

St., from 9 p.m.-close. 382-8554 for details.

The No More Blues Band performs at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

Pop folk duo allgood plays the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., starting at 9 p.m.

DJ Posh Josh spins at the Golden Triangle, 150 E. College, from 9:30 p.m.- midnight. 382-8424 for details.

Saturday17

The Durango Farmers Market returns to First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., from 8 a.m.-noon. Guitarist-songwriter Pete Giuliani plays all morning.

www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Ignacio Community Library offers a hands-on class on food preservation from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Los Piños Fire Station. 563-9287 for details.

San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a special story time with the author Toddy Tarpley at 10 a.m. Tarpley will read his children’s picture book How about a Kiss for Me? 247-1438 for details.

Mancos State Park offers a class for young anglers from 10 a.m.-noon. The band Vixen plays the park’s amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. 533-7065 for details.

Durango Mountain Resort hosts the Family Fun Festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Purgatory Plaza. The free event includes magic and juggling shows, face painting, balloon animals, games and more. 426-7273 for details.

YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., offers a free Yoga Basics Workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. No previous experience necessary. 946-8961 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the DBC BBQ with live music from 4:30-8 p.m. 259-9018.

The Sideshow Emporium & Gallery in Dolores hosts a 5-8 p.m. reception for Cindy Coleman’s Spectacular Zoo exhibit. The paintings and collages of exotic creatures will be on display through Aug. 25.

Singer-songwriter Gigi Love plays Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9p.m. 247-5236.

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

Kirtan, participatory singing with dancing, returns to YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission to the family-friendly event is by donation. 259-2110 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.

DJ Posh Josh spins at the Golden Triangle lounge, 150 E. College, from 9:30 p.m.- midnight. 382-8424 for details.

Telluride’s Joint Point plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m.4

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The Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living presents a live stream of Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. 247-2221.

Wines of the San Juan hosts the Wine & Shine Classic Car Show from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Getbacks will play throughout the event.

The Durango Dharma Center, 2530 Colorado Ave., hosts “Meeting in the Heart of Truth” with The Gaella from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 375-9080 for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam from 12:30-4 p.m. 403-1200.

Trimble Hot Springs presents Brazilian trio Das Samba from 1-3 p.m. The Summer of Sundays Music Series runs all summer and is free with hot springs admission.

Durango Food Not Bombs (FNB) offers its weekly free vegan/vegetarian meal at 1 p.m. in Riverfront/Iris Park. www.foodnotbombs.net

The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., hosts its Gospel Brunch with the Pint Night Boys playing from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Music in the Mountains continues at 5 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort with Romantic Rendezvous, a Chamber Orchestra concert. www.musicinthemountains.com.  

Monday19

The Ignacio Community Library hosts a “Sure Fire Get Out of Debt” workshop from 5-7 p.m. 563-9287.

Chad MacCluskey plays solo jazz guitar at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

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

Music in the Mountains continues at 7:30 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall with Next Generation I, a Conservatory Young Artists Concert. www.musicinthemountains.com .

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

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

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly Players and Singers Night from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801.

Tuesday20

San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays his weekly lakeside gig at the Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, 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.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group, featuring vocalist Alison Dance, plays the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Music in the Mountains continues at 7:30 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall with Next Generation II, a Conservatory Young Artists Concert. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a retro patio dance party with DJ Ralphsta from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

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

Wednesday21

Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., offers a free class on children’s infant massage. 259-7337 to reserve a spot.

Music in the Mountains continues at 5:30 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort with the popular Pops Night Benefit. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Tom MacCluskey plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille in the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 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.

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.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., presents a free improv show from Durango Dot Comedy from 7-9 p.m. 903-2075 for details.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

Rising blues star Hamilton Loomis plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, at 8 p.m. The band returns at the same time on Saturday.

The Abbey Theater, 128 E. College, presents Band of Heathens and Micky & the Motorcars. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “On Location: The Art of Plein Air and Wood Sculptures” by Chad Haspels in the Barbara Conrad Gallery and “Sacred Spaces of the Heart, Explorations in mixed media” by Ann Dettmer in the Art Library. Both shows will be on display through Aug. 28. 259-2606.

The Anasazi Heritage Center hosts the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners juried exhibition through Sept. 6. Also on display is “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. 882-5600 for details.

Pat Senecal’s Animal Soul Portraits are on display at Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave., and her “expressive landscapes” are showing at Durango Joe’s Camino del Rio location throughout the month of July. www.patsenecal.com

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College presents “Treasures Unveiled: Extraordinary Items from the Vault of the Center of Southwest Studies.” The exhibit was developed by the Center of Southwest Studies to show the public a seldom-seen sampling of its artifact and archival collections. Also on display is “Mountain Lion!” 247-7456 for details.

Melodrama returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., with the “The Tavern” and a Vaudeville Revue showing Tuesday through Sunday at 7:45 p.m. and running through Aug. 21. www.henrystratertheatre.com or 375-7160 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., present the musical, “Always … Patsy Cline,” every weekend at 8 p.m. and “A Grand Night for Singing” on Tuedays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. 259-2606 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

Babylon Collapse Sound System will present a KDUR benefit on July 23 with See-I (featuring members of the Thievery Corporation), Dr. Israel and DJ I-Gene.

A dozen brewers will arrive at Ska Brewing World HQ for a “Big ‘Ol Party” on July 24 after completing the 2nd Annual Tour of BoulDurango.  

The Victorian Aid Society will host its first annual Old Fashioned Picnic on July 24 at Rotary Park.

 

Bike 2 Build, a 60-mile benefit ride from Alamosa to La Veta supporting Habitat for Humanity, takes off on July 24. bikes@slvhabitat.org for details.

CT Classic and CT Jamboree, a race and ride to raise awareness and funds for the fight against multiple sclerosis, return to the San Juan Mountains on July 24 & 25. Registration is still open at www.ctjamboree.com.

Digg’s Restaurant will host a July 25 fund-raiser for the families of Steve Harris and Fred Hutt to cover recent medical expenses. The event will include live music, a huge silent auction, bouncy castle and food and drink from local restaurants.

Durango BMX will host the annual “Race for Life,” a fund-raiser for victims of leukemia, on July 25.

Natural Grocers will host its biannual “Healthy Gluten Free Living” seminar and food tasting fair on July 28. 247-4100.

The “Elements Tour” will return to Durango from July 28-30 to discuss the environment, conservation issues, and “Baby,” a biodiesel fire truck. www.elementstour.com for details.

The 1st annual Birth Options Picnic meets on July 31 at the Durango Recreation Center. The free event will discuss natural birth in the Four Corners.

The Art Supply House is accepting submissions for its 2nd annual Miniature Painting Competition through July 31. 375-0095 for details.

Kids Rock will offer a free Healthy Pregnancy Class on Aug. 5.

The Women’s Resource Center will host a Speed Networking for Busy Business Women event on Aug. 5.

The Durango High School Cross Country Team and Three Springs will host a 5K Run and Walk and 1-mile kids fun run on Aug. 6. The event supports the local team. 259-7114 for details.

The 7th annual Durango Parks and Recreation Triathlon returns on Aug. 7. www.active.com to register.

Peter Rowan will play an Aug. 16 concert at the Liberty Theatre in Pagosa Springs. Fiver Brown and the Good Sinners open the show. www.south40films.com/concerts for details.

Asleep at the Wheel,the Grammy-awarding winning band revered for sustaining Texas-based Western Swing, returns to the Community Concert Hall on Aug. 18.

The fifth annual Sacred Arts Festival, returning in September and October, is original poetry, works of art, craft or photography and original songs and compositions expressing the sacred. www.SacredArtsFestival.com for details.

CoffeeFest, a fund-raiser for the Durango Adult Education Center, returns to Main Ave. on Sept. 11.

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‘Manna Outside’ invites the community to lunch  
What: A community BBQ and concert hosted by Manna Soup Kitchen
Where: Iris Park, located riverside behind Backcountry Experience
When: Fri., July 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Manna Soup Kitchen is taking the community out to lunch this Friday. The local soup kitchen is hosting “Manna Outside,” a BBQ and bluegrass concert, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Iris Park.

Manna is partnering with the Discovery Museum at the Powerhouse and moving its lunch service to the banks of the Animas River for the day. Free BBQ and refreshments will be served up for the event and the Animas City Slackers bluegrass band will play for lunchtime listening pleasure.

“Manna Outside” is a community outreach to get the word out that Manna offers nutritious meals and a welcoming environment for anyone who is hungry. The lunch also comes at a time when Manna is serving record numbers of meals yet incoming donations are dropping.

More information on Manna Soup Kitchen can be found at

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