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Riverhouse presents Cheers for Children
Adventure Racing returns to the San Juans

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Clean Commute Week continues at noon with the Pedal v. Metal Competition, a bike vs. car errand race, beginning at the Durango Transit Center.

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

Durango Nature Studies presents a botany workshop with Eilene Lyon from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fort Lewis Botany Lab. The class continues with a hike on June 26. 769-1800 to register.

Durango photographer Paul Boyer present a 6 p.m. slide presentation, “How Did They Get So Old?” at St. Mark’s Church, 910 E. Third Ave. The talk is in conjunction with his exhibit of North American centenarians.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts its weekly group trail run on the Edgemont Trail System. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557 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.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Giuliani plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

Chad MacCluskey and Gary Ruggera perform jazz standards 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.

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

Walter Trout brings blues, rock and jam to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 7 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.

Ghost Town Blues, from Memphis, plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College hosts James Bunten’s Open Mic Nite, complete with standup from Jonezy von StraightFace, at 8 p.m.

Friday25

Matriarch Gathering celebrates its 1st annual “To Touch a Human Being is Sacred” Women’s Conference at the Lightner Creek Inn. The event continues on June 26 & 27.

www.lotusoasis.com/matriarch_gathering.html for details.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, 46 Suttle St., offers Free HIV Testing from 2-6 p.m.

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.

The Chills play the Friday Afternoon Club at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. and go on again from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Giuliani plays Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., 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.

Durango Critical Mass, a community bike ride, takes off from Buckley Park at 5:30 p.m.

Turtle Lake Refuge sponsors a Summer Solstice Celebration Dinner prepared by special guest chef Maddalena Tumminaro from 6-8 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. 247-8395 for reservations.

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

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

at 7 p.m. workshop on the Jungian principle of Transference at the Durango Recreation Center. 882-2123 to register.

Void Where Prohibited, a long-running rock band from San Francisco, reunites with original guitarist Larry Carver at 8 p.m. at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave. The band plays an 8 p.m. encore show June 26.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents electronica from Ana Sia, Peter Robot and Benjamin K at 8 p.m.  Ana Sia helped pioneer the West Coast future sound movements.

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.

Red Eyed Djinn jams at 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., presents music from Cage, Hate Your Guts, In A Day and Duncan Jewett beginning at 9:30 p.m.

The Ghost Town Blues Band, from Memphis, plays Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m.

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The 2010 Annual Building Supplies Yard Sale meets from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Three Springs. New and used building materials will be for sale at discounted prices. There will also be live music from Das Samba, kids activities and food and refreshments. 382-9931 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.

The Dancing Spirit Gallery & Co-op at in Ignacio hosts a fund-raising rummage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to benefit improvements to the co-op. 563-4600 for details.

A family 5K walk/run, benefiting Knickers 4 Africa & Best for Babes, starts at Memorial Park, located at E. Third Ave. and 32nd St., at 10 a.m. Entry includes lunch, goodie bag and entry into a raffle.  www.prettybrasfornursingmoms.com for details.

Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave., hosts a free Pregnancy Power Hour from 10-11 a.m. with naturopaths, healers and acupuncturists. 422-2032 for details.

Heather Leavitt Martinez offers a Botanical Cyanotype Workshop beginning at 10 a.m. at Willowtail Springs in Mancos. 560-0333 to register.

“Hands Across the Sand,” a gathering in to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling, meets at 11 a.m. 4 

at Santa Rita Park. The protest will be held in conjunction with events across the nation.

The 4 Corners Pride Festival meets at Rotary Park from 2-6 p.m. and includes live music, a kids area and beer and food booths. A Pride After Party meets at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. www.4cGLAD,org for details.

Alternative Horizons presents its 5th annual Wine and Music Fest from 6-9 p.m. at the Rivergate Urban Lofts, 555 Rivergate Lane. The fund-raiser includes wine, appetizers and contemporary jazz from Actual Proof. 247-4374 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the DBC BBQ with music from Red Eyed Djinn from 4:30-8 p.m. S.O.B. plays from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Fox Fire Farms hosts its annual farm dinner to showcase local food and wine in a five-course gourmet meal. www.foxfirefarms.com 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.

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

The Chills play an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Alchemy Jane plays the Ambassador’s Lounge at the Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., from 8-10:30 p.m.

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

Seven brings its original grooves/songs to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday27

The San Juan Mountains Association hosts “Hike, Lunch and Wine with a Llama” from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Durango Mountain Resort. 385-1256 to register.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad presents the Native American Heritage Train, a combination train ride and Southern Ute cultural performance, departing at 10:15 a.m. www.durangotrain.com for details.

St. Mark’s Church. 910 E. Third Ave., hosts its final recital of the 2009-10 series at 2 p.m. The concert is a benefit for oboist Danielle Menapace who was scheduled to play but was recently diagnosed with choroidal melanoma. www.DurangoRecitals.com for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam from 3-6 p.m. and a traditional Ceili, featuring the band A Celtic Gathering, from 6-9 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

Trimble Hot Springs hosts live music from 1-3 p.m. The Summer of Sundays Music Series runs all summer and is free with hot springs admission.

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.

Smokin Joe Kubek & Benois King play the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, at 9 p.m.

The Deedles play a free show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., eginning at 9 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.

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.

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.

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

Tuesday29

Financial Management 101 meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Adult Education Center and continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 21. The classes are free to anyone with a child under 18 or a family income of less than $75,000/year.  385-4354.

Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., hosts Trivia Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. 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.

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 from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Wednesday30

The “23 Feet” Launch Party meets from 4-8 p.m. at Serious Texas BBQ South and includes food and drink specials, live music and a raffle. Three local women are about to set out on a month-long adventure in a 23-foot Airstream to film “23 Feet.” www.23feet.org for details.

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

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.

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.

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.

Lost Lingo, funk/rock/jazz from Albuquerque, plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., beginning at 8 p.m.

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Ongoing

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College present the new exhibit, “Treasures Unveiled: Extraordinary Items from the Vault of the Center of Southwest Studies.” The exhibit was developed to show the public a seldom-seen sampling of its artifact and archival collections.  http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu.

The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., presents “Hovenweep: A (mostly) Photographic Exhibition,” JoLynn Dillion from June 25-July 13.

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. The bio-musical revue includes 27 of Cline’s hit songs and runs through Sept. 18. 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 lifes. 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.

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Upcoming

Daniel Prieto will present workshops on “The Human Voice” on July 1-4 & July 8-11. Prieto uses the voice to get in touch with genetic stories and the unconscious.

www.lavoixhumaine.net/old.html for details.

“Salute to America,” Durango’s annual series of Independence Day activities, return to downtown on July 4.  A free Fourth of July Freedom 5K will take off that morning from Rotary Park.

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. n

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Riverhouse presents Cheers for Children
What: A wine tasting and silent auction benefiting Riverhouse Children’s Center
Where: The Glacier Club
When: Sat., June 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Durangoans can give “Cheers for Children” this Saturday and help raise funds for early childhood education. Riverhouse Children’s Center holds its 1st annual Cheers for Children Fund-raiser on June 26 at the Glacier Club.

The 5:30-8:30 p.m. event includes tastings of more than 24 wines from around the world, paired appetizers, live classical music and a silent auction. Auction items include a stay and play package at the Glacier Club, a Telluride condo rental package, San Juan Symphony tickets and a guided fly fishing trip. All of the proceeds from Cheers for Children will benefit Riverhouse.

More information can be found at

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Adventure Racing returns to the San Juans
What: The 10th Annual Adventure Xstream Adventure Race
Where: The mountains around Durango
When: Beginning Sat., June 26  

Adventure Racing finds its way back into the mountains around Durango this weekend. The 10th Annual Adventure Xstream Adventure Race Series takes off June 26 with 12- & 24-hour races.

Competitors will traverse a 60-mile or 100-mile course and test their skills in trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, regaining (long-distance navigation) and along a difficult tyrolean traverse. Staged out of Durango Mountain Resort, the race covers some of the best terrain anywhere, including the renowned Hermosa Creek Trail. Spectators can watch top contenders, including locals Team 4CAR/ZIA, battle it out for prize money in the 24-Hour AXS Race as well as points towards the Checkpoint Tracker National Championships.

For more info or to register visit www.GravityPlay.com or call 259-7771.

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June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation