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Ska to host Bodo Bash benefit

‘A Far-Off Cry’ shows at DAC
What: A show from the traveling performance art troupe

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Thursday21

The Josh Hart Project plays backporch blues, originals and covers from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Brickhouse Café, 1849 Main Ave. The group returns for encore shows at the same times Oct. 22, 23 & 24.

The Durango Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week 2010 with a 3-5 p.m. screening/discussion of “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” 375-3387 for details.

The Ignacio Farmers Market meets from 4-7 p.m. at Shoshone Park. The event includes local produce, crafts and live music. 563-9494 for details.

Del Alma and the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County celebrate Lights On Afterschool, the nationwide rally for quality afterschool programs, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club. The event will include a talent show.

The locally produced film, “Cheap Ski Movie,” shows at 6 & 8 p.m. at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. Admission is $5 per person with a nonperishable food item. Proceeds from sales of concessions and merchandise go to the Durango Food Bank.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a blend of favorites at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

An Open Ukulele Jam meets at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. All player levels are welcome. 247-3416.

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.

Joy Kanevski, local naturopath and midwife, addresses the 6 p.m. meeting of the Durango Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network at 679 E. Second Ave. www.holisticmoms.org or 259-1001 for details.

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

The League of Women Voters holds a candidate forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library.

The Four Corners Native Plant Society presents Scotty Smith discussing orchids and cacti of Colorado at 6:30 p.m. at the Center of Southwest Studies.

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.

Master storyteller, singer/songwriter and two-time Grammy award-winning artist Bill Harley takes the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. Harley has been called the Mark Twain of contemporary children’s music by Entertainment Weekly. www.durangoconcerts.com.

The Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., kicks off an independent film series with a 7 p.m. screening of “Garbage Dreams.” The event is presented by 4cornersartsource .com and D. Robert Smith. 247-3947 to reserve a seat.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College continues with “Crocus of Mystery, Daffodils of Death,” a talk by Mike Smedley, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

The Durango Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Pine Room at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Branson Reynolds, Darel Crawford and Charles Hake will present “Night Photography.” The public is welcome.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., continues its Fall Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. with “Two Gray Hills: The Cadillac of Navajo Weaving,” a talk by trading post owner, collector and author, Mark Winter. 259-2402 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Salsa Night with salsa lessons and music from DJ Dario from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

DJ Treazon spins “you call its” at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., 9:30 p.m.

Friday22

Donald Rothberg, author of The Engaged Spiritual Life, leads a retreat at the Durango Dharma Center beginning at 7 a.m. and running through Oct. 24. 259-9464 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.

Psychedelic Mojo plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. Glass Delerium goes on at 10 p.m.

The Durango Recreation Center offers Parents’ Night Out from 5:30-8 p.m. with a costume contest, games, crafts and treats. 375-7303 for details.

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.

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

Bob & Tom play jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. The pair returns for an encore show on Oct. 16. 247-7700 for details.

The FLC Fall Band and Concert Choir play a 7 p.m. concert at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki, Larry Carver and Ben Gibson, play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

The Zombie Girls perform live at the Elk’s Lodge, 901 E. Second Ave., for the 2nd Annual Gothla from 8-11 p.m. The show features Gothic Belly Dance performed by dancers from across Southwest Colorado and an open dance part. Costumes encouraged.

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

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents a 9 p.m. show from Ott, the noted dub and electronica producer from Spain. Emancipator and Lucy are also on the bill.

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

Ralph Dinosaur returns to the Billy Goat Saloon, located in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Black Pegasus, Liquid Assassin, Trigga Man, TopFlite, pinkythinkmusic and DJ Two Tone play Blondies Pub, located in Cortez, at 9 p.m.

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

Saturday23

The Durango Farmers Market returns to First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., from 8 a.m.-noon. Singer-songwriter Gigi Love performs. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.4

Trails 2000 celebrates “Make a Difference Day” at Phil’s World in Cortez at 9 a.m. Bring your bike to get to the work site. Visit www.trails2000.org to RSVP.

Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave., hosts its annual gear swap beginning at 9 a.m. Sellers can check in their items anytime during business hours on Oct. 22. 247-8728 for details.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College hosts Nutcracker auditions for dancers ages 5-13, beginning at 9 a.m. 764-7142 or randyandjudy@gobrainstorm.net for details.  

WeeCycle, Durango’s original maternity, baby and children’s consignment sale event, returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event continues from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 24. www.weecycledurango.com for details.

The Pine River Community Learning Center’s Octoberfeast Chili Cookoff & Salsa Slam returns to Shoshone Park in Ignacio from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The festival includes kids activities, petting zoo, live music, chili and salsa sampling and more. 563-0681.

Four Corners Equine Rescue hosts its annual Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 22 CR 3334 in Aztec. The event includes door prizes, a yard sale, burgers, silent auction and more. 505-334-7220 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College presents a program on Living with Predators and Prey: Practical Solutions, from 1-4 p.m. The talk concludes the Center’s Common Earth Series. 247-7456 for details.

Kathy Szelag brings her popular History of Halloween program back to the Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., at 1 p.m. Margi Coxwell will follow with some spooky storytelling. 259-2402.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts auditions for the holiday musical comedy, “Christmas Presence,” from 1-3 p.m. The play will include a cast of 20 adults and teens. 247-1995 for details.

The Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., presents “A Night at the Races,” a virtual Horse Racing fund-raiser, from 4 p.m.-midnight to benefit the Mercy Health Foundation and the Mercy Regional Breast Care Center. Ten televised races will run with prizes for each.

Nate Mayfield plays Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The Josh Hart Project plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-8 p.m.

The Sideshow Emporium & Gallery, located in Dolores, opens the Diorama Show with a 6-10 p.m. reception. Durango garage rock trio, the Crags, will play the event.

Pete Giuliani plays a solo acoustic show at the Schank House, located at Vallecito, from 6-10 p.m.

The Durango Betties host the annual Betties Ball starting at 7 p.m. at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave. The semi-formal affair will feature prizes, an auction and live music from Robby Overfield.

Proceeds will benefit women’s and youth hockey in Durango.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a Funk Street Pre-Halloween Party presented by the Gentlemen from 9 p.m.-close. The show includes dance and costume contests. 259-9018.

Pigeon John returns to Durango for a hip-hop show at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. DJ Abilities and 3 the Hard Way open the show. Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents The Porter Draw at 9:30 p.m. Kentucky Deluxe opens the show.

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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.

Dorian Haarhoff, visiting South African/Namibian storyteller, poet and writer, presents Stories from Africa at noon at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 419 San Juan Dr. Haarhoff will also lead a writing workshop Oct. 26. 259-4713 for details.

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 Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., presents a traditional Ceili, featuring the band Patrick Crossing, from 6-9 p.m.

The Alexander Murray Faculty Recital Series presents Jonathan Latta performing on percussion at 7 p.m. at Roshong Recital Hall.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Musica del Mundo with world music from 8-10 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Morbid Justice, Flying Donkey Punch & Anmus Divine play “Insane Sunday” at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.

Monday25

Great Old Broads for Wilderness kick off their 6th annual Wild for Wilderness online auction. The bidding runs through Nov. 14. http://auction.greatoldbroads.org for details.

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., 6:30 p.m. Black returns at the same time Oct. 26.

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.

Tuesday26

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

The FireWise Council of Southwest Colorado hosts an orientation for new Neighborhood Ambassadors from 5:30-8 p.m. at Burnett Court. 385-8909 to RSVP.

The Ignacio Community Library offers a free night of crafting beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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

Treason plays Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.

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.4

Wednesday27

The Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., hosts a Pumpkin Carving Contest open to kids of all ages beginning at 5 p.m. BYOP. www.theirishembassypub.com.

The Open Shutter Gallery 735 Main Ave., hosts a 6-8 p.m. fund-raiser for the Hope Village and Bhatti Mines School in Delhi, India. The event includes a silent auction, live music from Tom Klema, Indian food from the Himalayan Restaurant, and a slide show presentation about the project. 247-0514 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 Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., presents a free improv show from Durango Dot Comedy from 7-9 p.m. 903-2075 for details.

Free Movie Night returns to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, with a 7 p.m. screening of “The Shining” and the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 9 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 for details.

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

Ongoing

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.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts an exhibition of recent work of Utah ceramic artist Trevor Dunn through Oct. 26. The pieces challenge the boundary between functional and sculptural, employing magnificent surfaces generated through the wood firing process. 247-7167 for details.

“Eurimpressions,” featuring the work of eight women artists reflecting on their experience of Europe, is on display at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., through October. The DAC Art Library exhibits Cities on the Side, featuring mixed media works by Nance Van Winckel, Christy Ferrato and Renee Rossi. 259-2606 for details.

St. Mark’s Church, 910 E. Third Ave., presents the fifth annual Sacred Arts Festival, celebrating artistic expressions of the sacred, through October. www.SacredArtsFestival.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

ODC of San Francisco will bring modern dance back to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Oct. 28.

The Ignacio Community Library is hosting a Scary Story Writing Contest for kids and adults. Winners from each age group will be read on Oct. 28. 563-9287 for details.

The Durango Recycling Center will offer a computer and electronics e-cycling event on Oct. 29 & 30.

The Stillwater Foundation and Housing Solutions for the Southwest will host a Haunted House fund-raiser in the Durango Elks Lodge from Oct. 29-31.

Rock the X, a day of clean-up, trail work and anchor replacement at X-Rock, is set for Oct. 30. The event will include an after-party at Ska Brewing. 259-1708 for details.

Trials from the Crypt, the nation’s largest trials mountain bike competition, will meet in Durango on Oct. 30. 769-2118.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will stage the children’s theatrical production, “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake,” on Oct. 30.

Peter Rowan, and special guests Wild Mountain, will play the Durango Arts Center on Oct. 31 in a benefit for Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center. www.durangoarts.org for details.

A special Halloween Critical Mass ride will take off from Buckley Park on Oct. 31.

The 3rd annual Zombie March will return to Main Avenue at midnight on Halloween. All Halloween creatures welcome.

2011 Snowdown Bites – It’s Monstrous is accepting event submissions through Oct. 31. Visit www.snowdown.org/eventRegistration.php for details.

Archaeologist Jerry Fetterman will discuss “McLean Basin: North of Hovenweep - on the State Line”on Nov. 2 at the Cortez Cultural Center. There are 487 sites within McLean Basin.

The Adaptive Sport Association will host orientations for winter volunteers at the Durango Recreation Center on Nov. 4 & 10.

Durango Nature Studies will bring Mountain Film on Tour to the Smiley Theatre on Nov. 5.

The 12th annual Liquor World Wine Tasting Gala & Silent Auction, which benefits Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County, will meet on Nov. 5 at the DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom.

The Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Nov. 6.

The 14th annual Durango AIDS Benefit is scheduled for Nov. 6 at the Henry Strater Theatre and includes a silent auction, dinner and dancing.

The Boggy Dog, a dryland sporting event featuring 5 sled dog sports races, will meet a Boggy Draw in Dolores on Nov. 6 & 7.  

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.

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 Durango Arts Center presents the Button Wagon

What: A show from the traveling performance art troupe

Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.  

When: Sat., Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

The Button Wagon is rolling into Durango this weekend. The circus/theatre show will play the Durango Arts Center on Oct. 23, and the curtain rises at 7 p.m.

The Button Wagon was born from the surreal imaginations of its creators and performers, Ember Bria and Matt McCorkle. The set alone is a step away from reality with over-sized props such as a 3-foot sewing needles, a larger-than-life-sized spool of thread, and a button as big as a wagon wheel. Last but not least, audience members will meet a 4-foot rabbit made of sewn burlap.

McCorkle, a mime by trade, performs object illusions that create umbrellas and rings and give needles life and personality. Ember, a cowboy-boot wearing contortionist, dances and moves her body through such extremes they appear to be illusions. The end result is a performance art that fits only its own genre.

For more information, contact the Durango Arts Center at 259-2606.

Ska Brewing to host annual Bodo Bash fund-raiser

What: The annual fund-raiser for the United Way

Where: Ska Brewing’s World Headquarters, 225 Girard St.

When: Wed., Oct. 27. 5-7 p.m.

The third annual “Bodo Bash” is about to raise glasses and raise funds for the United Way. The event happens from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Ska Brewing World Headquarters in Bodo Park. The event is being hosted by Ska in partnership with La Plata Electric Association.

In addition to award-winning beers, the evening will feature entertainment and complimentary appetizers. One-half of all beer sales during the event will be contributed to the United Way effort. A donation of $1 at the door (for United Way) is also suggested.

“We’re also reprising our Pumpkin Bowling,” said Jeannie Bennett, LPEA public relations coordinator. “It was great fun last year and will give everyone an opportunity to see Ska’s new outdoor area. We hope a lot of folks stop by for a little happy hour cheer and to support United Way.”

LPEA raised more than $30,000 for United Way in 2009 through direct employee contributions and creative fund-raisers such as the “Bodo Bash.” Hope is to increase the United Way gift during the 2010 campaign.

For further information on the “Bodo Bash,” contact 247-9444.

‘A Far-Off Cry’ to screen at the Durango Arts Center

What: The Colorado premiere of the acclaimed documentary  

Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.

When: Wed., Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.  

An already acclaimed documentary will have its Colorado premiere in Durango next week. The Durango Arts Center will present a free community screening of “A Far-Off Cry” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Written by Claudia C. Adams and produced by Aziz Ahmed, “A Far Off Cry” is a bold attempt to create a new world for 120 million street children in Pakistan who are addicted to solvents. Adams was accidentally chemically poisoned and almost died in 2002. Not long after, she discovered that tens of millions of street children are addicted to similar substances in Pakistan. In response, she and Ahmed produced the film to spotlight the issue.

“A Far-Off Cry” has picked up numerous awards this year, including the Walt Ratterman Humanitarian Award, and will know in coming weeks if it will be in contention for an Academy Award.

For more information on the local screening, call 259-2606.

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Ska to host Bodo Bash benefit
What: The annual fund-raiser for the United Way
Where: Ska Brewing’s World Headquarters, 225 Girard
When: Wed., Oct. 27. 5-7 p.m.

The third annual “Bodo Bash” is about to raise glasses and raise funds for the United Way. The event happens from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Ska Brewing World Headquarters in Bodo Park. The event is being hosted by Ska in partnership with La Plata Electric Association.

In addition to award-winning beers, the evening will feature entertainment and complimentary appetizers. One-half of all beer sales during the event will be contributed to the United Way effort. A donation of $1 at the door (for United Way) is also suggested.

“We’re also reprising our Pumpkin Bowling,” said Jeannie Bennett, LPEA public relations coordinator. “It was great fun last year and will give everyone an opportunity to see Ska’s new outdoor area. We hope a lot of folks stop by for a little happy hour cheer and to support United Way.”

LPEA raised more than $30,000 for United Way in 2009 through direct employee contributions and creative fund-raisers such as the “Bodo Bash.” Hope is to increase the United Way gift during the 2010 campaign.

For further information on the “Bodo Bash,” contact 247-9444.

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‘A Far-Off Cry’ shows at DAC
What: Colorado premiere of acclaimed documentary  
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.
When: Wed., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.  

An already acclaimed documentary will have its Colorado premiere in Durango next week. The Durango Arts Center will present a free community screening of “A Far-Off Cry” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Written by Claudia C. Adams and produced by Aziz Ahmed, “A Far Off Cry” is a bold attempt to create a new world for 120 million street children in Pakistan who are addicted to solvents. Adams was accidentally chemically poisoned and almost died in 2002. Not long after, she discovered that tens of millions of street children are addicted to similar substances in Pakistan. In response, she and Ahmed produced the film to spotlight the issue.

“A Far-Off Cry” has picked up numerous awards this year, including the Walt Ratterman Humanitarian Award, and will know in coming weeks if it will be in contention for an Academy Award.

For more information, call 259-2606.

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What: A show from the traveling performance art troupe
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.  
When: Sat., Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

The Button Wagon is rolling into Durango. The circus/theatre show will play the Durango Arts Center on Oct. 23, and the curtain rises at 7 p.m.

The Button Wagon was born from the surreal imaginations of its creators and performers, Ember Bria and Matt McCorkle. The set alone is a step away from reality with over-sized props such as a 3-foot sewing needles, a larger-than-life-sized spool of thread, and a button as big as a wagon wheel. Last but not least, audience members will meet a 4-foot rabbit made of burlap.

McCorkle, a mime by trade, performs object illusions that create umbrellas and rings and give needles life and personality. Ember, a cowboy-boot wearing contortionist, dances and moves her body through such extremes they appear to be illusions. The end result is a performance art that fits only its own genre.

For more information, contact the Durango Arts Center at 259-2606.

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