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Thursday22

Music in the Mountains continues at noon with Low Brass, a free community concert, at the Three Springs Plaza. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Thrive: A Creating Wellness Center, 2202 W. 22nd St., offers free chair massages from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for  EveryBODY Deserves A Massage Week. The event continues from 9-11 a.m. on July 23. 259-0968 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.

The League of Women Voters of hosts a Candidate Forum for the Aug. 10 mail-in ballot election at 6 p.m. in the Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave. www.lwvlaplata.org .

Kirk James plays solo blues on the patio at Rylee Mac’s Market, 1485 Florida Road,  5 – 8 p.m.

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.

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.

Chad MacCluskey and Jeff Sweet play contemporary jazz at the DoubleTree Hotel’s Animas River Café 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.

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

Music in the Mountains visits St. Columba Church at 7 p.m. with Maestro and Strings, a chamber concert highlight Bach, Mozart and others. www.musicinthemountains.com.

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.

Cycle Talley and the Late Greats play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m. – midnight.

Friday23

A candidates debate for county commissioner candidates and District Six Senate candidates meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. 382-0082 to RSVP.

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.

Jeff Dysinger and Jack Ellis play high-altitude blues at Rubios, in Aztec, starting at 5 p.m.

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

There will be a community yoga class at Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Road, from 5:30-7 p.m. Call 247-0948 for details. Donations will go to the American Birding Association, to help birds affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver, play at Rilee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Road, at 5 p.m.

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

The Mac Jazz Trio plays the patio at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Phradist spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

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

Kirk James Blues Band plays the Schank House Bar & Grill at Vallecito Lake starting at 6 p.m.

Mancos State Park presents gyotaku – the Japanese art of fish printing, at 6:30 p.m.  Bring a t-shirt to print or use paper provided by the park. Call (970) 533-7065.

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

Music in the Mountains continues at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with the Conservatory Gala, featuring the winners of the Conservatory Young Artists competition. 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.

Motivator plays the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

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

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The CT Jamboree gets under way on Molas Pass starting at dawn. The benefit ride for multiple sclerosis and the Colorado Trail will take riders on a demanding two-day, 76-mile ride on the Colorado Trail to Durango. The CT Classic, a grueling one-day race on the same course, takes off Sunday morning. Visit www.ctjamboree.com for details.

Race No. 2 in the Coca-Cola Triple Crown race series, the Chair 8 Hill Climb and Super D, start at 9 a.m. at Durango Mountain Resort. Registration takes place from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. sarahdurangodevo.com for details.

The Durango Farmers Market returns to First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., from 8 a.m.-noon. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

This San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society holds its Annual Pilgrimage to Worship the Wildflowers  on the Pass Creek Trail (4 miles out and back) north of Durango. Participants should bring lunch, rain gear, a hat and coat. Hiking boots are recommended. Call  Travis, 247-1310, for details.

Overeaters Anonymous presents a workshop and stories of recovery from compulsive eating “Summertime Serenity” from 9 a.m. – noon at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Rd. Call 426-1676 for details.

 

The Victorian Aid Society presents its first annual Old Fashioned Picnic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rotary Park. The event includes Victorian lawn games, a saxophone quartet, a Victorian unmentionables display, antique accessories, a bake sale and more. www.victorianaidsociety.org 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.

Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St., hosts the Tour of BoulDurango Finish Line Party beginning at 2 p.m. The event includes the Wheelsucker Wheat tapping and Ska music from S.O.B. Proceeds go to the La Plata County Safe Roads Coalition.

Boot Barn, located at the Durango Mall, celebrates National Day of the Cowboy from 2-5 p.m. with live performances by Dirty Don Hinkley, Lynne Belle Lewis, Slim McWilliams, Levi Mullen, Sam Noble and Rick Randolph. 749-7024 for details.

Jeff Dysinger and Jack Ellis play high-altitude blues at Rubios, in Aztec, starting at 5 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the DBC BBQ with music from Cyle Talley from 4:30-8 p.m.  DJ Ralphsta plays from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Music in the Mountains continues at 5 p.m. under the festival tent at Durango Mountain Resort with Energy and Power, a Festival Orchestra concert. www.musicinthemountains.com.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver, plays Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6- 9 p.m. 247-5236.

Mancos State Park presents storyteller and author “Mancos John” Pfeiffer in the park amphitheater at 7:30 p.m.  Call (970) 533-7065 for details.

Tom McClusky plays classical and jazz at the Jean Pierre 4 Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

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

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Durango BMX hosts its annual “Race for Life” with signups from 9-10 a.m. and racing to follow. Anyone can race. The fund-raiser benefits victims of leukemia. www.durangobmx.com.

The 75th annual Durango Fiesta Days kicks off at the La Plata County Fairgrounds with team roping at 10 a.m. Fiesta Days runs through Aug. 1 and includes roping, barrel racings, a Chuckwagon cook-off and rodeos July 30 & 31.

www.durangofiestadays.com.

Tucker Leavitt plays classical and jazz at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 247-7700 for details.

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

Trimble Hot Springs presents Bill Schermes, of Austin, Texas, 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 from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Music in the Mountains presents Eloquence, a Festival Orchestra concert highlighting Chopin and Sibelius, at 5 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

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

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 with Trio Night, a Conservatory Faculty Concert, at 7:30 p.m. at Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Durango Nature Studies’ presents a full moon hike, “Under the Buck Moon” on Animas Mountain from 7:45 – 9:45 p.m. To register, e-mail sally@durangonaturestudies.org

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.

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

Tuesday27

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.

Music in the Mountains presents the Family Festivo, free community concert, at 11 a.m. at Rotary Park and Festival Strings, another free show, at 12:30 p.m. at First National Bank of Durango. www.musicinthemountains.com.

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 p.m. under the festival tent at DMR with Winds and More, a Festival Orchestra Concert featuring selections by Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy and Beethoven. www.musicinthemountains.com.

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

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

Wednesday28

The “Elements Tour” stops off at Evenings on 8th, the downtown block party, from 5-8 p.m. to discuss the environment, conservation issues and “Baby,” a biodiesel fire truck. The tour continues with presentations and screenings on July 29 & 30.

www.elementstour.com for details.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage 1123 Camino Del Rio, hosts its “Healthy Gluten Free Living” seminar and food tasting fair at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. 247-4100 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.

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.

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 for details.

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.  

Upcoming

Submission deadline for “Toyed With,” a low-fidelity/alternative process juried photo exhibition is July 30. The exhibition will be Sept. 3–Oct. 8 in the Red Room at Open Shutter Gallery. Go to www.toyedwithphoto.com for details.

A grand opening reception for the Hokanson .  Dix Glass Studio and Gallery takes place July 30 from 5-8 p.m. at 877 East 3rd St., Unit 2. Call 259-2443 for details.

The Hermosa Off Road Classic takes place July 31 starting at 9 a.m. at the South Hermosa Creek Trailhead with mens, womens, junior and singlespeed divisions. A party/awards ceremony/camp out will follow afterward at the  north trailhead. Visit http://cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

The San Juan Mountains Association will hold a Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk on July 31 led by Calida Maischoss. Call 759-9287 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.

Lopez-Smith-Jordan-Madeen-Camacho-Kachnowicz will assemble for a one-night show July 31 to be held at two venues:  &, 1027 Main Ave., and Serving Life Chiropractic, 1940 Main Ave.

 

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 Iron Horse Chef Cooking Competition returns to the Durango Farmers Market every Saturday from Aug. 28-Sept. 11.

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.

Tour de Farm, an educational bike tour highlighting local agriculture, returns on Sept. 5.

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

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Three Springs hosts fund-raiser for firefighters
What: Medical expense fund-raiser for two Durango families
When: Sun., July 25, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Digs Restaurant at Three Springs Plaza

This Sunday, the Durango community is pulling together to help some of its own: Fred Hutt and Steve Harris.

Both Durango volunteer firefighters, Hutt and Harris have recently incurred substantial medical expenses. Hutt was injured last spring in a road-biking accident on Hesperus Hill. He sustained several broken bones and a serious head injury, despite that he was wearing a helmet. He spent several weeks in a hospital in Denver, but recently returned home to Durango.

Harris and his wife recently had premature twins. The family is now facing financial challenges as a result of weeks in the neonatal.

The benefit will take place at Digs Restaurant and the Three Spring Plaza on Sunday from 4 – 7 p.m. The event will feature food and drinks from local restaurants, live music, silent auction, a bouncy house for the kids and door prizes. Silent auction Items include: scenic flight; one-week stay at a resort in Cabo; glider ride; dinner and fire-truck ride with firefighters; and more.

Tickets are $10 for adults ($15 at the door), and $5 for kids under 10 and can be bought at Digs, The Red Snapper, Seasons, Steamworks, Zia Taqueria, Durango Fire & Rescue, La Plata County Search & Rescue, or Mercury Payment Systems.

All proceeds will go toward the families’ medical expenses.

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See-I, Dr. Isreal and I-Gene to play KDUR benefit
What: A concert featuring one of the nation’s top party bands
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Fri., July 23. Doors open at 9 p.m.  

One of America’s premier party bands is rallying around KDUR this week. See-I, which features members of the Thievery Corporation, will join Dr. Israel and DJ I-Gene for a KDUR benefit show this Friday, July 23, at the Abbey Theatre. Doors open at 9 p.m.

See-I blends classic roots reggae with funk, soul and downtempo, and the Washington, D.C., band’s unique musicality has led to a growing audience up and down the Eastern seaboard. The Durango show will be the group’s first appearance in Colorado. Durango DJ I-Gene and Dr. Israel, the drum and bass legend from Brooklyn, NY, will set the stage for the show.  

A limited number of VIP tickets are available and include a meet and greet party with the artist, complimentary beer from Carvers, and balcony access during the show. All profits from ticket sales will go to keeping KDUR Community Radio on the air in Durango. More information can be found at www.abbeytheatre.com .

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