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Joanne Shenandoah to play the Concert Hall
FLC Theatre presents ‘Almost, Maine’
Mountainfilm on Tour comes to Durango

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Thursday4

The Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, located on Main in Cortez, hosts a 5-7 p.m. reception for Dolores-based anthropologist Janneli Miller and her photo-documentary of the Tarahumara Indians of the Sierra Madre. The exhibit will remain on display throughout the month. 565-6789 for details.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Adaptive Sport Association hosts an orientation for winter volunteers at the Durango Recreation Center from 6-7 p.m. (returning volunteers) and 7-8 p.m. (new volunteers). Training is free and volunteers earn discounted skiing at DMR. 259-0374 for details.

The Vallecito Nordic Club holds its annual fund-raiser/silent auction from 6-8 p.m. at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave. The event includes live country from the Miserabillies, an auction and a raffle for a cruiser bike. Proceeds benefit grooming at the Vallecito Nordic Trail System.

A “Be in the kNOw Forum” meets from 6-8 p.m. at

the La Plata County Boys and Girls Club. The grassroots event is aimed at parents of teens and providing information on issues teenagers face on a daily basis. 759-0010.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College screens the snowboard films, “STOP... Hammertime!” and “Hooked.” Doors open at 6 p.m.

JP DJ, from New Mexico, plays Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

Lee Bartley and Chad MacCluskey play contemporary jazz at the DoubleTree Hotel’s Edgewater Lounge from 6-9 p.m. 259-6580 for details.

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 Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College continues with “Picture This: The Story Behind the Photograph,” a talk by local photographer Kathy Myrick, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., hosts “The Cliff Dwellings Speak,” a slide presentation by Beth & Bill Sagstetter, at 7:30 p.m. The talk is the last program of the Fall Program Series. 259-2402 for details.

The FLC Sociology Club presents a Pirate Party at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. Jaki and the Joysticks and the Marinade Band will perform. flcsociologyclub@gmail.com for details.

Friday5

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 for details.

“Waiting for Superman,” a dissection of the failing American education system, opens at the Gaslight Theater. The film from Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award-winning director of “An Inconvenient Truth,” shows through Nov. 18.

The Durango Public Library hosts an everything-must-go Book Sale from 5-8 p.m. Books are bargain priced at $1 per pound. The sale continues from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 6 and draws to a close with deep discounting from 9 a.m.-noon on Nov. 8.

The 12th annual Liquor World Wine Tasting Gala & Silent Auction, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County, meets from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom. The event features more than 200 wines, live music and food from some of Durango’s finest restaurants. 382-2215 for details.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver, play the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The duo returns at the same time on Nov. 6.

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.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Ill Methods and DJ Two Tone spin for First Friday at 10 p.m.

Mercy Medical Center presents “Truth-telling in the Village,” a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) workshop, at the Durango Recreation Center from 6:30-9 p.m. The event focuses on building trust at work, home and in communities, and continues all day Nov. 6. 764-2340 for details.

Gary B. Walker plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The Center of Light presents “The Law of Karma: All Balances in the End” at 7 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. Donation requested.

The Durango Betties present W.T.F., the Wild Turkey Fest womens hockey tournament. Play kicks off at 8 p.m. at Chapman Hill when the Betties take on local rivals the Highcountry Hellcats. The tournament runs through the weekend with games from 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and concludes with a championship game at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 7.

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

Rockin’ Randy returns to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. Suave goes on from 9 p.m.-close.

DJ PM spins dance beatz at Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., from 9 p.m.-close. 382-8554 for details.4 

The Chills bring classic rock to the Billy Goat Saloon, located in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 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 Durango Farmers Market has closed for the season, but will meet again for a pre-Thanksgiving market on Nov. 20. A holiday market is also scheduled for Dec. 11. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

Three Springs hosts a 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run. Registration meets from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The event supports the Durango High School Track Team. 259-7114 for details.

The Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

The Boggy Dog, a dryland dog sporting event featuring sled dog sports races, takes off at the Boggy Draw trail system near Dolores. Registration runs from 8-8:45 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. The free event continues on Nov. 7.

Essence Chiropractic Studio, 145 E. College, offers Chiropractic for a Cause from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The studio will offer reduced fees to benefit La Leche League of Durango. 259-5678 for details.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a special story time featuring Caldecott medalist David Wiesner’s latest book, Art & Max, at 10:30 a.m. 247-1438 for details.

The W.T.F., Wild Turkey Fest womens hockey tournament continues at 11:30 a.m. as the Durango Betties take on the Telluride Box Canyon Beavers. Play continues throughout the day also featuring the Highcountry Hellcats, Pueblo Little Caesars, DAYHA girls exhibition game at 6:15 p.m. and a puck toss for prizes. The tournament concludes with the championships at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 7.

The 14th annual Durango AIDS Benefit meets at the Henry Strater Theatre at 6 p.m.and includes a silent auction, dinner and dancing. Robert Foley, of the National Native America AIDS Prevention Center, will address the event. www.4cglad.org/ab/ for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard takes the stage at Sweeney’s, on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

Joel Racheff returns to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Formula 151 goes on from 9 p.m.-close.

The Mancos Opera House presents “The Living Tarot Oracle” from 6-9 p.m. The community-based theatrical event features living representations of each of the 22 major arcana cards of the Tarot Deck. The curtain rises again at the same time on Nov. 7. 759-9716 for details.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary School with music from former Wild Asparagus fiddler, Sue Sternberg  The evening begins with beginner dance instruction at 7 p.m. and the dance at 7:30 p.m.  No partner necessary. 385-9292 for details.

Durango DOT Comedy performs live improv comedy at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a CD release party for Diabolical Sound Platoon from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Telluride’s Joint Point plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m.

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The W.T.F., Wild Turkey Fest womens hockey tournament resumes at 7:45 a.m. for double-elimination play-offs with the championship game at 10:15 a.m.

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.

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.

The local cyclocross series continues at Parque de Vida in Cortez. Registration runs from 9-10:45 a.m. The cross series continues with races every weekend through Dec. 5. cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a Dia de los Muertos benefit for SASO at 8 p.m. The event includes salsa music, a traditional “Ofrenda” and performance by the Raices Theater Group. 259-9018 for details.

Monday8

A free seminar on doing your own divorce and/or custody in Colorado meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 247-0266 for details.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a celebration of contemporary Western poetry, featuring Jon Davis, Pamela Uschuk, Art Goodtimes, William Pitt Root and Venaya Yazzie, at 6:30 p.m. 247-1438 for details.

Lacey Black plays solo piano at the Mahogany  

Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Black returns for an encore show at the same time on Nov. 9.

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 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.4

Tuesday9

Mill Street Brews, 25 W. Mill St. in Bayfield, offers its weekly Open Acoustic Jam beginning at 5 p.m. 884-7070 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live music from Kentucky Deluxe from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave., hosts Beer Bingo from 9-11 p.m. with prizes for each game.

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

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 Tuesday nights through Nov. 30. 247-8395 to register.

Wednesday10

The Green Business Roundtable returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at noon. Denver-based international consultant Arthur Brock will discuss “Thriving in the Post-Industrial Economy.” 259-3583 or brittany@sanjuancitizens.org to RSVP.

The Adaptive Sport Association hosts an orientation for winter volunteers at the Durango Recreation Center from 6-7 p.m. (returning volunteers) and 7-8 p.m. (new volunteers). Training is free and volunteers earn discounted skiing at DMR. 259-0374 for details.

The Durango Public Library continues its Community Cinema Series at 6 p.m. with a screening of “Deep Down,” a film on the battle over mountaintop removal in Kentucky. 259-1674 for details.

Tom MacCluskey plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 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.

The Merling Trio performs at 7 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall as part of the Fort Lewis College Artist in Residence Recital Series.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., presents a free improv show from Durango Dot Comedy from 7-9 p.m. 903-2075 for details.

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

DJ Daryll’s Karaoke/Gong Show returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.

Sole and the Skyrider Band join special guest Egadz, Apoc, the Discotays and DJ Two Tone at Blondies, located on Main Ave. in Cortez, at 9 p.m.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “Who’s New?” an exhibit by emerging artists from Nov. 4-12. The DAC Art Library exhibits “Rarae Aves,” mixed-media sculpture by Amy Wendland, through December. Opening receptions for both shows meet from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 5. 259-2606 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery presents “Jen Pack: subsuming chaos” through Nov. 22. Pack’s fiber works are both labor intensive and sensual, and are divided into three interrelated groups: color field, thread works and pods. 247-7167 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., exhibits the dramatic color photography of Joey L’s portfolio, “Abyssinia” through Dec. 1. Joey L is a young Canadian photographer based in New York who has photographed vanishing indigenous cultures around the world. www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

Kassidy’s Kitchen, 171 Suttle Dr., displays the work of photographer Howard Rachlin through Nov. 15. 375-7877 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center hosts “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. 882-5600 for details.

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.

Upcoming

SASO will host its 2nd annual Collaborative Chef Showcase, a six-course benefit dinner paired with fine wines, on Nov. 11 at the Henry Strater Theatre.

The 4 Corners Back Country Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting on Nov. 11 at the Fairgrounds.

The 2010-11 Recital Series will continue on Nov. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship with a concert by Nan Wagner, mezzo-soprano, and friends.

The Abbey Theatre will present the Fort Knox Five vs. Thunderball on Nov. 12. DJ Harry opens.

The Vallecito Nordic Club will hold a trail maintenance workday to prepare for the winter season on Nov. 13.

John Oates, best known as one half of the successful ’80s pop duo Hall & Oates, will play a Nov. 13 show at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Buzztown will present the Best of Durango Awards ceremony on Nov. 13 at the Irish Embassy Pub. www.BestofDurango.Buzztown.com for details.

The Ignacio Community Library will reconvene the Writer’s Group on Nov. 13. 563-9287 ext. 4 for details.

Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas will return to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Nov. 14.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a book release party for the Durango Telegraph’s political cartoonist Shan Wells on Nov. 16. Wells is publishing three collections of his cartoons simultaneously.

Sam Rashkin, EPA’s national director of Energy Star for New Homes, will discuss the program during a Nov. 16 workshop at the Durango Public Library. www.coloradoenergystarhomes.com for details.

The latest Warren Miller ski movie, “Wintervention,” will show at the Smiley Theatre on Nov. 17 in a fund-raiser for the Durango Winter Sports Foundation.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a book signing for Saralee Lawrence, author of the new memoir River House, on Nov. 17.

Country music great Tracy Lawrence will play the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Nov. 18.  Local crossover-country artist D.L. Marble opens the show.

The Wines of the San Juan will offer Feature Artist Night on Nov. 19 with the works of Ardis Jacobson and classical guitar from Tanner Church.

The Animas Museum will hold a Holiday Bazaar, featuring local arts and crafts, on Dec. 3 & 4.

The Henry Strater Theatre will host a Morning with Santa, complete with arts & crafts, breakfast and sing-alongs, on Dec. 4.

The Open Shutter Gallery will host its annual community show on Jan. 14-27 and is accepting submissions through Dec. 31. The theme this year is “ENTROPY: Chaos within the system.” www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

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Joanne Shenandoah to play the Concert Hall
What: A show from the acclaimed musician, actor and speaker
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College  
When: Sat., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

One of the most acclaimed Native American singers of her time takes Durango’s biggest stage this week. The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and the FLC President’s Lecture Series present Joanne Shenandoah, Native American musician, actor, educator and lecturer, on Sat., Nov. 6. Shenandoah goes on at 7 p.m.

The Grammy Award and 12-time Native American Music Award winner is a Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy. Her music reflects the indigenous philosophy and culture of the Iroquois and has been described as an emotional experience and a “Native American trance.”

Shenandoah released her debut album, “Joanne Shenandoah,” in 1989. Mere months later, she was performing at a benefit with Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Young. Since that time, she has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including the inaugurations of both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, and has 14 solo recordings plus guest appearances on some 40 compilations.

Tickets for the show are available at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657, or by visiting the downtown ticket office at 7th St. and Main Ave.

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FLC Theatre presents ‘Almost, Maine’
What: “Almost, Maine,” a comic play about love, life and loss
Where: The Mainstage Theatre at Fort Lewis College
When: Nov. 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m.  

Durangoans can take a trip to Almost, Maine, in coming weeks. Fort Lewis College Theatre presents several performances of the play beginning Nov. 4 and running for two weekends.

All is not quite what it seems in the remote town of Almost, Maine. Beneath the northern lights, the residents of this fictional town keep falling in and out of love in the most unusual and humorous ways.

The quirky look at life, love and loss was written by John Cariani. The local performance was directed by Ginny Davis and Eli Halterman. Tickets are available at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657, or by visiting the downtown ticket office at 7th St. and Main Ave. For more information, visit http://theatre.fortlewis.edu.

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Mountainfilm on Tour comes to Durango
What: Mountainfilm on Tour, a benefit for local nature education
Where: The Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave.
When: Fri., Nov. 5. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Telluride’s Mountainfilm pays Durango a visit this week. Durango Nature Studies presents a benefit screening of Mountainfilm on Tour on Fri., Nov. 6, at the Smiley Theatre. Doors to the fund-raiser open at 5:30 p.m.

The evening will get under way with food, refreshments and beer from Zia Taqueria and Ska Brewing. The films roll at 7 p.m. and feature a hand-picked selection from past Mountainfilm festivals and pictures reflecting Durango Nature Studies’ mission of bringing nature education to both adults and kids of all ages. The offerings include: ”Alone on the Wall,” a solo climb of Yosemite’s Half Dome; “Falling,” a kayaking film featuring the waterfalls of Agua Azul in Chiapas, Mexico; “Le Jouet,” which blends the lives of a boy on the streets of Paris and a snowboarder in the Alps; ”Gatherers from the Sky,” a film profiling the Minang of Sumatra; ”The Man Who Planted Trees,” the story of a man¹s life of quiet fulfillment in an obscure region of France; and several others.

Tickets are available in advance at Maria’s Bookshop, Zia Taqueria, 4 Corners River Sports, and Pine Needle Mountaineering or online at www.durangonaturestudies.org.

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