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Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the Peach Street Distillers Martini Seminar at 4 p.m. and  Salsa Night with salsa lessons and DJ Twelfth Night spinning from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the lounge at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-8 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The Ignacio Community Library offers a free gardening workshop on Southwest Growing Conditions at 5:15 p.m. 563-9287 for details.

The workshop, “Growing Good Health: Gardening to Promote Healthful Eating and Physical Activity Habits,” meets at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 382-6464.

Dave Mensch plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts its weekly group trail run on the Log Chutes trails. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557 for details.

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

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 bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Contemporary jazz duet Lee Bartley (piano) and Chad MacCluskey (bass) play the Edgewater Lounge at the Double Tree Hotel from 6-9 p.m.

The Durango Community Recreation Center hosts kayak night from 6:45-8:15 p.m. The pool accommodates 20 boats and passes are sold on a first come-first served basis. 375-7313.

 

“A Dress Rehearsal,” a sale of high-end, gently used clothes, kicks off from 7-9 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. The benefit for Music in the Mountains continues from on May 7 & 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 385-6820 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

Stone 66 plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-midnight.

D.J. P.A. spins at the Angel’s End Zone, located in Cortez, at 8 p.m. for singles night. 565-4022 for details.

Pete Kartsounes plays a 9:30 p.m. show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

Friday7

The Ignacio Community Library offers a free heart health screening from 9 a.m.-noon. 563-9287 to make an appointment.  

“When Dads Have Babies: The Science of Father Love,” a community presentation, meets from 3-7 p.m. at Serving Life Chiropractic, 1040 Main Ave. www.abumpintheroad.org for details.

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. The Todd Tijerina Band plays Chicago blues from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd., offers a by-donation Community Yoga Class for all levels from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Proceeds support Durango Nature Studies.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave., hosts the Julie Shaw Trunk Show, a benefit for Alternative Horizons, from 5:30-8 p.m. 247-9018 for details.

Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver rock the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Mac Jazz Quartet brings contemporary 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.

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

Gary B. Walker performs on jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 247-4433.

Pete Giuliani, guitarist-songwriter, plays the Schank House, located at Vallecito Lake, from 6-9:30 p.m.

“Twenty-Four Pounds of Bullets & Steel: A Cowgirl Opera” continues its run at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. The final show is set for May 8. www.cowgirlopera.com for details.

The Center of Light presents a meeting of Spiritual Community, a “place for growth and purposeful service,” at 7 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 882-2123 for details.

The Get Backs play surf & retro rock at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

Pigeon John & Ariano play Big D’s Sports Bar, located in Cortez, at 8 p.m. with special guests Skilled Labor Force, Cas Uno, DJ Stimulus and others. 739-4944 for details.

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

Tribal Seed and P Knuckle bring reggae to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m. to close.

First Friday returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. with music from Def Rare, DSP and DJ Mowgli and a live visual artist. 247-2324 for details.  

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The Telegraph-Horse Gulch Trail Run runs from 9 a.m.-noon and benefits Sunrise Over Africa. www.active.com to register.

Women’s Mid-Life Wellbeing Retreats, by-donation events, continue at the Durango Dharma Center, 2530 Colorado Ave., from 9-11:30 a.m. Karen Zink will discuss “Holistic Western Medicine Perspective.” 385-5480 to register.

The Garden Club of Durango’s annual plant sale takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. at Durango’s Rotary Park. Proceeds will go to the club’s Blue Star and Rose Garden at Santa Rita Park. 259-5726 for details.

 The Durango Pregnancy Expo, a holistic health and wellness event for pregnancy and parenting, returns to Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 422-2032 to register.

A school garden training meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Escalante Middle School. The training is open to teachers, garden coordinators, parents and community members interested in school gardens. 259-3123 to RSVP.

Neil Nelson plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Duo plays the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

Dance in the Rockies’ annual Spring Recital takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis.

Bob and Tom play an encore show 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.

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

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki, Larry Carver and Ben Gibson, play rock at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 8 p.m.

The Lawn Chair Kings and the Freeman Social play a dual CD release party at 9 p.m. at El Rancho, 975 Main Ave.

DJ Peter Robot spins at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Ariano, Pigeon John, DJ Two Tone & DJ Stimulus bring hip hop to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

Sunday9

The Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living presents a live stream of Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape 4

International Spiritual Center, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. 247-2221 for details.

Contemporary jazz duet Lee Bartley (piano) and Chad MacCluskey (bass) plays Mother’s Day at the Double Tree Hotel from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

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

Archaeologist Ben Bellorado discusses the agricultural strategies of ancient farmers at 1 p.m. at the Anasazi Heritage Center. 882-5600 for details.

Pete Giuliani, guitarist-singer-songwriter, plays the Balcony Bar and Grille, 601 Main Ave., from 4-8 p.m.

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Black plays encore shows on May 9, 10 & 11. 247-4433 for details.

Monday10

Joel Racheff returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 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.

A free seminar on doing your own divorce and/or custody in Colorado meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave. 247-0266 for details.

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

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

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 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly Songwriters Showcase with Good-Time Charlie from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

Tuesday11

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 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 Durango Community Recreation Center hosts kayak night from 6:45-8:15 p.m. The pool accommodates 20 boats and passes are sold on a first come-first served basis. 375-7313 .

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.

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

Kentucky Deluxe plays Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-midnight. 259-9018 for details.

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

Wednesday12

The Center of Southwest Studies hosts an Inventor’s Boot Camp from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is for anyone with an idea for a great invention but no idea how to bring it to life. 247-7009 to register.

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.

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.

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

RedEyedJinn plays a free show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Ongoing

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 show opens on May 7 with a 5 p.m. reception, and teh photographers will be in attendance. 382-8355 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave., presents “3 Degrees of Abstraction,” an exhibit of landscapes, orbs, figures and critters by local artists Sandy Applegate, Cheryl Berglund and MariKay Shellman. The show opens with a 5-7 p.m. reception May 8 featuring music from the Vivace Mandolin Consort, a classical mandolin quintet. 259-2606 for details.

Durango photographer Paul Boyer exhibits a sampling of photographs from his book, One Hundred over 100: Moments with One Hundred North American Centenarians, at The Gallery at St. Mark’s, 910 E. Third Ave., through June. The show commemorates the 20th anniversary of the book’s release and opens May 7 with a 5-7 p.m. reception.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, displays panoramas from noted Durango photographer Howard Rachlin through May 20. www.HowardRachlin.com 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.

Upcoming

Volunteer attorneys will give free answers to legal questions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on May 13. Call 259-8747.

Dawdle, the second annual Durango Youth Coalition Arts Walk, meets May 13. The event offers free exposure to Durango’s young artists and musicians.

The 11th annual $20,000 Non-Profit Money Booth returns to the Sky Ute Casino Resort on May 13. 563-1761 for details.

The Spring Gallery Walk returns to downtown Durango on May 14. Eight local galleries will be participating.

“Trauma and the Body,” a Hakomi workshop, meets on May 14 & 15. 259-5711 ext. 4 for details.

The Durango Farmers Market returns to the First National Bank parking lot for the summer season on May 15.

The 2nd annual Dandelion Festival meets at Rotary Park on May 15 and will offer local dandelion beer, live music, children activities and more. 247-8395 for details.

The Four States Ag Expo brings a Ranch Rodeo to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on May 15.

Durango Dance presents its annual youth spring recital, “A Tribute in Dance to the Great Broadway Musicals” on May 15 & 16 at the FLC Community Concert Hall.

The White Mesa Basketweavers will demonstrate techniques and relate stories on May 15 at the Southern Ute Cultural Center

Weecycle Durango, a biannual consignment sale, returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on May 15 & 16. n

The Durango Wheel Club will hosts a practice criterium race on May 16 at Mercy Medical Center.  This practice race is free for all 2010 DWC members and open to non-members for $5. www.durangowheelclub.com

Lady Falconburgh’s will hold a May 18 fund-raiser for the Second Wind Fund, a group dedicated to suicide prevention for at-risk youth. Ten percent of the day’s sales will go to the fund, and guest bartender Greg Hoch will donate his tips to the cause.

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Durango Wine Experience makes its return
What: The annual celebration of wine and food  
Where: All over downtown Durango
When: May 6, 7 & 8

Durango wine lovers can get their weekend rolling starting on May 6. The fourth-annual Durango Wine Experience is bringing the love of the grape and receptions, tastings and classes back to town.

The three-day event begins with a Thursday evening VIP welcome reception for winery owners, winemakers, sponsors and platinum pass holders. There will also be two major wine tastings: a “Walk-About Durango” a moving tasting held at seven downtown locations on Fri., May 7, and the “Grand Tasting” on Sat., May 8. The Grand Tasting takes place under the festival tent at the First National Bank of Durango and will feature 50 wineries from around the world. Four educational wine seminars will also be on tap, and wine dinners are scheduled at various downtown restaurants. The United Way of Southwest Colorado will be the beneficiary of the 2010 Wine Experience.

For more information, visit www.durangowine.com

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D&SNGRR hosts annual Narrow Gauge Day
What: A celebration commemorating the start of summer service to Silverton
Where: The D&SNGRR train depot
When: Fri., May 7, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad steams into another summer season this Friday. The train kicks off summer service to Silverton with the annual Narrow Gauge Day celebration, a free community event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

In addition to a complimentary picnic and a performance by the Bar D Wranglers, the railroad will have some of its Premium-Class cars on display for the public to view and walk-through. Peanuts™ characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown will also be part of the picnic and make appearances throughout the event. Additionally, members of CarbonZero will be on hand and giving away 300 small trees purchased by the railroad as part of the ongoing green efforts. Admission to the museum will be free from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Summer service to Silverton gets going at 8:15 a.m. on Sat., May 8. For more information, visit www.durangotrain.com 

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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