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Ongoing Upcoming

Who’s Your Daddy! to return to Main Avenue
Namaste Health Center celebrates 20 years What: The holistic health clinic’s 20th anniversary party

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The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-8 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Gary Watkins and Jenny Winegardner play Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m.

John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor, attends a 6 p.m. meet-and-greet at Ska Brewing, 225 Girard in Bodo Park.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts its weekly group trail run on the Animas Mountain Trail. 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.

Chad MacCluskey and Terry Wells perform jazz standards 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.

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 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers ‘Karaoke at the Tav’ from 8 p.m. to close. Karaoke returns at the same time on Saturdays and Sundays. 259-8801 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents Rahzel with special guests Food Chain, Diabolical Sound Platoon, Scrilla Scratch and Drastek. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents the one-man-band Dj Drumkit at 9:30 p.m.

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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.

Back Alley Blues plays the Friday Afternoon Club at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. and goes on again from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki, Larry Carver and Randy Crumbaugh, rock the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5-8 p.m.

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.

Prattle brings fusion funk and jazz to Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. DJ Kulprit 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.

Spruce Tree Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, located in Cortez, hosts a 6 p.m. joint reading and book signing with Mountain Gazette luminaries B. Frank and M. John Fayhee. 565-6789.

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 Center of Light presents Spiritual Meditation at 7 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 882-2123 to RSVP.

The Tumblin’ Dice play classic rock and blues at Desperado’s Bar and Grill, 351 S. Camino Del Rio, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

DJ Jonezy spins “real records” at Cosmo, 919 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. Jonezy returns at the same time on Saturday nights.

DJ Wreck spins dance beatz at Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., from 9 p.m.-close. 382-8554 for details.

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band brings blues/rock to 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.The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts a triple-bill

with In A Day, Your Welcome and History Of at 9:30 p.m.

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Wild Roots Feral Futures 2010, the annual rewilding, earth skills and forest-defense gathering, returns to the Piedra River and runs through June 26. The event is free and includes a Summer Solstice celebration. feralfutures.blogspot.com .

Durango Mountain Resort hosts the DEVO Triple Crown short track race series. Classes are available for all ages and ability levels, and race-day registration meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. www.durangodevo.com for details.

The Durango Farmers Market returns to First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., from 8 a.m.-noon. The event includes produce from local farmers, prepared food items and locally made crafts. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

Durango Mountain Resort begins daily summer operations with the first annual Dog Day of Summer. The day includes dog portraits, adventure hikes, a costume contest, an adoption drive, an agility course, K-9 police dog demonstrations, obedience demonstrations and more. www.durangomountainresort.com for details.

A Wildflower ID and Photography Workshop meets from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. a the Dolores Public Lands Office. 882-4647.

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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the DBC BBQ with music from The Gentlemen from 4:30-8 p.m. The Diabolical Sound Platoon plays from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

Jenny Winegardner and Gary Watkins play Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5:30-9 p.m. 247-5236.

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.

YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., presents Kirtan, participatory singing with dancing, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. By-donation. 259-2110.

Cyle Talley & The Late Greats play indie/acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

Back Alley Blues plays an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight,

VibeSquaD, Resident Anti-Hero and 2 Dubaii share the stage at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The Tumblin’ Dice play classic rock and blues at the Sky Ute Casino from 8-11 p.m.

The Lawn Chair Kings and Beautiful Loser Society share the stage at El Rancho, 975 Main Ave., at 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. 4

The Brent Barry Band and Concepto Tambor share the stage at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m.

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Father’s Day

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 for details.

The Durango Free Market meets from 11:11 a.m.-4:44 p.m. at Riverfront Park. The “give, share, trade” event includes live music and free lunch.

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

Trimble Hot Springs hosts a Solstice Blessing & Dance Celebration with the Southern Ute Shadow Dancers at 6 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 music from the Pint Night Boys from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 6 p.m. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu or 575-418-9126 for details.

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

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

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.

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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.

Gigi Love and Michael Coble share the stage at the Balcony Bar, 601 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

Turtle Lake Refuge offers an Alive and Wild Food Prep Class from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. The class continues on Tuesdays through July 20. 247-0514.

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 for details.

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.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a book release party for local author Blake Crouch’s new thriller, Snowbound, at 6:30 p.m. 247-1438 for details.  

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a retro patio dance party with music from DJ Nuf Said from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

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

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Bike-to-Work Day returns to Durango from 6:30-9 p.m. with celebrations at Buckley Park, the Durango Transit Center and 3 Springs. Riders or walkers are encouraged to stop by for a free cup of coffee, snack and swag.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m.

Professor Duane Smith of Fort Lewis College presents a program on human history of the San Juan Mountains at 5:30 p.m. at the San Juan Public Lands Center. www.sjma.org 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.

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

Tim Guidotti plays acoustic rock at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 7 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.

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

Ongoing

Melodrama returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., with the “The Tavern” and a Vaudeville Revue showing nightly – 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. The bio-musical revue centers on Patsy’s friendship with Louise Seger, a Houston fan who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and includes 27 of Cline’s hit songs. The play runs through Sept. 18. 259-2606 for details.  

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., exhibits the 34th annual Juried Show in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. Junket Dynasty, ceramics by Lisa Pedolsky, are on display in the DAC Art Library. 259-2606 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., exhibits the elegant still-life photography of Suzi McGregor, Al Olson, Charles Grogg and Bob Francis through June 30. The exhibit features floral and botanical compositions, along with still life arrangements. 382-8355.

The Durango Recreation Center exhibits the work of Howard Rachlin, noted Durango photographer through the month of June. www.HowardRachlin.com for details.

The Aborena Contemporary Gallery & Wine Bar, located on Grand Ave. in Mancos, presents an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Ann Smith through June 21. 533-1381 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 Oct. 31. 882-5600 for details.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., exhibits “Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse” through the end of June. The exhibit showcases a variety of Mickey Mouse items collected by local Margi Coxwell. 259-2402 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.

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.

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Upcoming

Maria’s Bookshop will host a book signing with Brady Udall, author of the critically acclaimed new novel The Lonely Polygamist, on June 25.

Matriarch Gathering celebrates “To Touch a Human Being is Sacred” Women’s Conference on June 25, 26, 27 at The Lightner Creek Inn. 259-5457 for details.

Void Where Prohibited, a long-running San Francisco rock band, will re-unite with original guitarist Larry Carver for June 25 & 26 shows at the Derailed Saloon.

The 10th Annual Adventure Xstream Adventure Race Series returns to Durango on June 26 with both 12- & 24-Hour Adventure Races. www.GravityPlay.com for details.

Riverhouse Children’s Center will hold the 1st annual Cheers for Children Fund-raiser on June 26 at the Glacier Club. www.cheersforchildrendurango.com for details.  

The 4 Corners Pride Festival meets at Rotary Park on June 26 and includes live music, a kids area and beer and food booths. www.4cGLAD,org for details.

Serving Life Chiropractic Studio will host a free Pregnancy Power Hour on June 26.

The Dancing Spirit Gallery & Co-op in Ignacio will host a June 26 fund-raising rummage sale. All donations are welcome. 563-4600 for details.

Fox Fire Farms will showcase local food and wine at its annual farm dinner on June 26. www.foxfirefarms.com for details.

“Salute to America,” Durango’s annual series of Independence Day activities, return to downtown on July 4.

Pianist Peter Kater & Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog will play a July 7 show at the Millwood Junction Restaurant, in Mancos.

The 57th Annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on July 9, 10 & 11.

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Who’s Your Daddy! to return to Main Avenue
What: A street fair and festival benefiting the Durango Discovery Museum
Where: Main Avenue, between 10th & 12th Streets.
When: Sat., June 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Downtown Durango is going to the dads this Saturday. “Who’s Your Daddy!,” a celebration of fathers, takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Main Avenue in front of Carver Brewing Co.

The music stage will fire up first thing and feature performances from local bands Carute Roma, Formula 151, The Beautiful Loser Society and Seven. The Brent Berry Band, Americana/Folk/Roots from Taos, headlines the Who’s Your Daddy! festival.

In addition to music, a street fair will fill Main Avenue with two blocks of games, crafts and activities for the whole family. Events include a jumpy castle, a blow-up slide, micro golf, a dunk tank, a wet zone, chair massages, tie-dye, paint a bird house and much more. There will also be fresh-brewed Carvers beer and food from local restaurants.

“Whose Your Daddy!” is a free event, with all profits from tickets sold for refreshments and activities going to the renovation of the old power plant into the future Durango Discovery Museum. The museum is set to open this fall.

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Namaste Health Center celebrates 20 years What: The holistic health clinic’s 20th anniversary party
Where: The top of the Durango Crossroads Building, 1099 Main Ave.
When: Thurs., June 17, at 4 p.m.

Durango is marking two decades of alternative medicine this week. The Namaste Health Center celebrates its 20th anniversary atop the Durango Crossroads Building on Thurs., June 17.

The Namaste Health Center is a holistic health clinic founded on the principles of naturopathic cure and classical Chinese medicine. In the past 20 years, the clinic has become known for providing quality care, education and support for the community. In turn, the community has supported Namaste and enabled its longevity. This Thursday, the clinic will give something back.

The Namaste celebration gets under way at 4 p.m. and includes food, drink, door prizes, raffle drawings and more. Live music from Hello Dollface, Khara Wolf, Maria Blair and Ed Lehner will also be on tap throughout the evening. All proceeds from the event will be donated to local causes.

For more information, contact Namaste at 247-2043.

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