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Our Sister’s Keeper Summit set for this Friday  
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic presents block party
The Salt Fire Circus presents ‘Twisted Fairytales’

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The Durango DEVO Bike Swap returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds with drop-off from 3-8 p.m. The swap meets on May 28 from 1-9 p.m., and pick-up of checks and unsold items is set for 5-7 p.m. on May 29.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play 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. 259-4960 for details.

A Spring Garden Tour & Composting and Mulching Workshop meets at the Ignacio Community Library at 5 p.m. The tour will visit more than 40 raised beds, a greenhouse and includes demonstrations. 563-9287 for details.

Dave Mensch plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. and then goes next door to the Office Spiritorium for a 7 p.m. show.

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

A free screening of the documentary, “Food Matters,” meets at 6 p.m. at the Fort Lewis Mesa School. The film examines how nutritional therapy compares to conventional medical treatment. 946-1376 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.

Contemporary jazz duet Lee Bartley and Chad MacCluskey play the DoubleTree Hotel’s Edgewater Lounge 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.

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts a double-bill with Bryd playing at 6:30 p.m. and DJ Ralph spinning from 9:30 p.m.-close.

The Abbey Theater, 128 E. College, hosts James Bunten’s Open Mic at 7 p.m. 903-1154 for details.

Durango Nature Studies hosts Hiking the Full Strawberry Moon with naturalist Gretchen Lamar at 7:45 p.m. on Animas Mountain. 769-1800 to register.

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.

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.

Chris Pureka and her band play the Millwood Junction Restaurant, in Mancos, at 8 p.m. Pureka just cut her third studio album this

spring. 759-9716 for details.

DJs Treazon and Smiley Coyote throw down at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. for a full moon and a post Salt Fire Circus party. 247-2324 for details.

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The Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 3001 Main Ave., recycles nonworking appliances and other scrap metal from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on May 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations are requested for most items. 382-9931 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. Cosmic Blues goes on from 8 p.m.-midnight.

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.

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

Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd., hosts a by-donation Community Yoga class at 5:30 p.m. All levels welcome. 946-8961 for details.

Prattle brings jazz to Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. DJ Kulprit spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the Pride of the West, in Silverton, from 6-9 p.m.

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

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave., hosts the final installment of the Durango Chamber Music Festival at 7 p.m. Various ensembles will perform works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Prokofiev. www.DurangoChamberMusic.com 

The Center of Light offers a by-donation Dream Interpretation Workshop at 7 p.m. at the Durango4 

Recreation Center. 882-2123 for details.

The Durango Youth Coalition and 4C host the Inspiration Cafe, a free open mic for artists of all kinds and all ages, at 7 p.m. at ARTiculation, 1051 E. Second Ave. 509-830-4380 for details.

Kirk James plays solo blues at the Schank House Bar & Grill, located at Vallecito, from 7-11 p.m.

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

Moon Dog Jones rocks the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

The Tumblin’ Dice plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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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. Gigi Love and Michael Coble will perform.

www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd., hosts a by-donation Yoga for Cyclists class with two-time Iron Horse Champ Mara Abbott at 5 p.m. 946-8961 for details.

Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver play Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5:30-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Greg Ryder returns the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Gigi Love and Michael Coble play a 6 p.m. show at Serious Texas BBQ South.

Nate Mayfield plays the Aborena Contemporary Gallery & Wine Bar, located on Grand Ave. in Mancos, from 6-9 p.m. 533-1381.

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 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 for details.

Durango DEVO presents a screening of “Hell on Wheels” at 7 p.m. at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. The film follows the running of Tour de France during its 100th birthday.

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

Bluesman Tinsley Ellis plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight

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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 for details.

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

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic originals and covers at Trimble Hot Springs 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.

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

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The 17th annual Narrow Horse 1500 Meter Swim takes off at 8 a.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. This event can be done individually or can be combined with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile run to be scored and awarded as a Triathlon. 769-8396 for details.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at 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.

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.

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 Players and Singers Night from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

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Weeds for Wild Women and Mountain Men, taught by Katrina Blair and Deb Buck, continues at 5:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. The class continues every Tuesday through June 8. 247-8395 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 4

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.

Durango Community Access TV offers a Video Production Class from 6-9 p.m. at its studio in the

Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. Participants will learn the basics of video production, including video camera operation, composition, audio and lighting. 259-2802 to register.

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 6:30 p.m. book signing with Environmental Historian Marsha Weisiger, author of Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country. The event will discuss Diné history and culture, sustainable ranching practices and environmental justice issues. 247-1438 for details.

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 for details.

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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts open mic night 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 for details.

Still Time, a groove-rock band from California, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave. Local singer-songwriter Gigi Love opens the show. 247-2324 for details.

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A “Feasting on Mexican Art” lunch & lecture meets from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center. Proceeds benefit Music in the Mountains Goes to School program. 385-6820 for details.

The Sustainable Building Education Program presents “An ENERGY STAR New Home from the Ground Up,” with Larry Gorman of Green Insight, at noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St.

www.fourcore.org for details.

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

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second 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.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 8:30 p.m. 403-1200.

Ongoing

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. 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 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.

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.

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

The Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College will offer a Starting Your Business Workshop on June 3. 247-7009 for details.

The Rhythm & Soul Festival, featuring Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, meets at Echo Basin Ranch on June 15. A free showing of Beckwith’s film, “The Answer is You,” is set to screen on June 3 at the Rec. Center.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will bring back “Fridays at the Fort,” a summer series of free evenings of music, beginning on June 4 with a show by The Porchlights and Hello Dollface.

Durango BMX will host its annual Family Fun Day/Membership Drive on June 5. www.durangobmx.com for details.

The San Juan Mountains Association, Alpine Bank, San Juan Public Lands and Trails 2000 will hosts a Share the Trails event at Santa Rita Park on June 5. The event includes a pancake breakfast, trail hikes/bikes/rides/runs and booths with information, maps and more. www.sharethetrails.org to register.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary on June 5 with music from the band Flagepole Salad, of Albuquerque.

The 7th annual Dolores River Festival returns to Joe Rowell Park in Dolores on June 5. Volunteers are needed for 3 hours shifts and for set-up and tear-down. 533-7401 for details.

Ducks for Bucks, a fund-raiser for children with Niemann-Pick Disease, returns to Wines of the San Juan on June 5.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango will screen “Crossing Arizona,” a documentary on the complicated and emotional debate over illegal immigration, on June 5 & 6.

The 17th annual Animas Music Festival returns with three performances. “Invisible Men” plays on June 5; “From the Heart of South America” takes place on June 8; and “Music of Contemplation” is set for June. 11. 259-2606 for details.

Applications for the Durango Autumn Arts Festival are due on June 7. The Sept. 11 & 12 festival is open to artists working in visual arts, including fine crafts. Visit Zapplication.org to register or call 259-2606 for details.

 

Kim Klein, founder of Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, will host a Nonprofit Capacity Building Workshop on June 8 at Fort Lewis College. 259-3289x5 to register.

Dr. Joy Kanevski presents “Breastfeeding: A Workshop for Mothers and Fathers To-Be” on June 8 at Kid’s Rock.

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education will offer a June 9-11 tour of the Dolores and San Juan basins. The tour will address issues revolving around the Southwestern Colorado watersheds and the current state of the environment. (303) 337-4433 to register.

Baby Toro will bring its “drug-a-billy” to the Sideshow Emporium and Gallery in Dolores on June 11.

The Henry Strater Theatre will present the Durango Melodrama and Vaudeville with a summer production of “The Tavern” from June 11-Aug. 21. www.HenryStraterTheatre.com for details.

The 1st annual Silverton Rockin’ Brews, a new beer and music festival, is set for June 12.

Mountain Gazette senior correspondent B. Frank will be joined by Mountain Gazette editor M. John Fayhee for book release parties on June 15 at Maria’s Bookshop and on June 18 at the Spruce Tree Coffeehouse in Cortez.

The musical, “Always … Patsy Cline,” opens at the Durango Arts Center on June 11 and plays every weekend through Sept. 18.

Daybreak Rotary and Crossroads Rodeo present Western Heritage Day on June 12 with a rodeo, BBQ and music by Nashville’s Bobby Marquez Band and a performance by local Native American dancers. www.rotarywesternday.com for details.

The seventh annual Men Who Grill competition, a fund-raiser for the Women’s Resource Center, returns to Buckley Park on June 12. www.wrcdurango.org for details or to register a team.

 

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Our Sister’s Keeper Summit set for this Friday  
What: The second annual Native American Sexual Assault Prevention Summit
Where: The Sun Ute Community Center, located in Ignacio
When: Fri., May 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  

The Four Corners will explore the “Sacred Family in Native Communities” this Friday. Our Sister’s Keeper presents its second annual Native American Sexual Assault Prevention Summit on May 28 at the Sun Ute Community Center.

The summit is a community gathering to discuss prevention strategies regarding sexual assault on Native American lands. One forum will discuss how to assist “Two Spirit (Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bi Sexual, Queer)” Individuals who have been victimized. Guest Speaker Sylvia Guerrero, the mother of Gwen Araujo, a transgendered woman who was murdered, will speak. And the event will also screen “Fred Martinez - Two Spirits,” a documentary by Lydia Nibley.  

The summit runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For additional information or to register, contact 259-2519 or visit www.oursisterskeeper.org.

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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic presents block party
What: The IHBC’s 4th annual community concert
Where: At 9th St. & Main and 8th St. & E. Second  
When: Sun., May 30, 12:30-6 p.m.

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is rolling out a free community concert along with a weekend packed with bicycle racing. Local favorites Formula 151 play a Sun., May 30, street party in conjunction with the Iron Horse Criterium.

The show is the fourth annual concert for the Iron Horse, and organizers chose the downtown venue to round out the weekend-long roster of events. Beer gardens will be on tap in front of both the Irish Embassy and Steamworks, and a series of criterium races – ranging from kids races to the Cruiser Crit to the professionals – will set the backdrop for the day.

While the show is free to the public, there is a charitable side to the event. All proceeds from beer sales and requested donations are going to the Mercy Regional Breast Care Center. For more information on any Iron Horse event, visit

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The Salt Fire Circus presents ‘Twisted Fairytales’
What: A new performance from the communitywide art project
Where: The Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. Second Ave.  
When: May 27, 6:30 p.m.; May 28 & 29, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.; June 3, 6:30 p.m.; and June 4 & 5, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.

The Salt Fire Circus pitches its tent in Durango again this week. The grassroots, communitywide art project will present “Twisted Fairytales” over the next two weekends.

The show is Salt Fire’s third iteration of performances, following the successful show last spring and a separate run over Halloween. As with past performances, “Twisted Fairytales” will include live music, dance, juggling and much more, all in the styles of alternative circus and burlesque. Each of the acts will offer an unusual “twist” on a traditional fairytale.

The “circus” draws on the talent of dancers, singers, musicians and artists from the greater Durango community and operates under the nonprofit umbrella of Imaginary Friends.

“Twisted Fairytales” opens at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center Theatre. Additional shows are set for May 28 & 29 at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.; June 3 at 6:30 p.m.; and June 4 & 5 at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. More information is available by visiting www.saltfirecircus.com .

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June 13, 2019
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June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

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June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

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