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Annual Tour de Farms takes off this Sunday

Stand-up comedy to return to the Henry Strater
FLC Theatre to launch Emerging Artist Series

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Ignacio Bike Week continues. The event runs through Sept. 5 and includes vendors, contests, concerts, rides, demonstrations and more. www.ignaciobikeweek.com 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.

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

Durango Motorless Transit hosts its weekly group trail run on the Church Camp trails. 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.

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

The Mac Jazz Trio, with Chad MacCluskey, Brad Tarpley and Jeff Sweet, plays the DoubleTree Hotel’s

Animas River Café 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.

Psychedelic Mojo plays classic rock from 6-10 p.m. in the Ignacio Bike Week Rally Beer Tent.

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

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

Cyle Talley & The Late Greats play an album release party and farewell show downstairs at the Irish Embassy, 800 Main Ave., starting at 8 p.m.

The Congress plays “You Call It’s” at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 8 p.m.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents the hip-hop duo Dead Prez and special guests, White Owl, Drastek and Diabolical Sound Platoon. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

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The Four Corners Folk Festival convenes for the 15th time on Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs. The festival runs through Sept. 5 and includes performances by Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs, The Infamous Stringdusters, Solas and many others. www.folkwest.com 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 for details.

Psychedelic Mojo plays classic rock at the Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

Award-winning novelist Kate Niles reads from and signs copies of her new book, The Book of John, at the  Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, 318 E. Main in Cortez, from 5-7 p.m. The tale steeped in Southwestern archeological controversy and the misgiving of the human heart. 565-6789 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.

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic originals and covers at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q South, 650 S. Camino Del Rio, from 6-9 p.m.

Cosmic Accident plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

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

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

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

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

First Friday returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. with music from Skins & Needles and a live visual artist.

 

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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 2nd annual Hot Rod and Custom Bike Show returns to Purgatory. The event includes live music from Psychedelic Mojo, door prizes, vendors and trophies for People’s Choice, Competitor’s Choice, and Best in Show. www.ridepurg.com/hotrod for details.

San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

A Community Kid’s Rally, featuring activity 4

booths, carnival games, a bounce house, bike race and more, meets from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shoshone Park in Ignacio. 769-1991 for details.

Mancos State Park presents the talk, “World War II, Conscientious Objectors, and Mancos Civilian Public Service Camp 111,” at 7 p.m. The discussion will offer a look into the nation’s first public service camp for conscientious objectors. Earlier in the day, the park will hold a Labor Day clean-up form 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 533-7065 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the DBC BBQ with live music from Seven from 4:30-8 p.m. Link spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic originals and covers at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q South, 650 S. Camino Del Rio, from 6-9 p.m.

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

Terry Rickard and Mario Dobbs play the patio at the Hiway Grill in Aztec from 7-10 p.m.

Cosmic Accident returns to the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents a free show from Lucy and History Of at 9:30 p.m.

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The Motorcycle and Classic Car Parade returns to Durango and kicks off with a pre-parade burrito breakfast and classic car display from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Durango Transit Center. The motorcycle and car parade will run down Main Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. www.downtowndurango.org.

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 from 12:30-4 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

Trimble Hot Springs presents singer/guitarist/songwriter Pete Giuliani from 1-3 p.m. The Summer of Sundays Music Series runs all summer and is free with hot springs admission.

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 with music from Waiting on Trial from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, hosts an Open to All Jam Night from 4-8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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

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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.

Lacey Black returns to the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 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 for details

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.

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San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders offers tours of an Energy Star home under construction at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and an open house from noon-4 p.m. RSVP for details and location by e-mailing teresa@fourcore.org or calling 259-1916.

The Durango Swim Club kicks off the 2010-11 season at 3:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center.  The club meets Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30-6 p.m., and swimmers are welcome to try out any time of the year. 779-8643 for details.

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

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays his weekly lakeside gig at the Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, at 5:30 p.m.

Pete Giuliani plays the Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 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.

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. 4

The Durango Public Library will kick off its 2010-11 Spoken Word Series with “Women of the San Juan,” a performance by the American Association of University Women, at 7 p.m. www.durangopubliclibrary.org  for details.

The Hisatsinom chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society discusses ongoing investigations of the Point Site during its monthly meeting at the Cortez Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Recent excavations at the site near Farmington revealed a great kiva estimated to be nearly 16 meters in diameter.560-1643 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Open Mic Night from 8-close. 259-9018 for details.

Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave., hosts Beer Bingo from 9-11 p.m. with prizes for each game and the winner of the final keg taking home a free keg of beer.

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

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The Ignacio Community Library offers storytime and crafts for kids from 10-11 a.m. 563-9287 for details.

Turtle Lake Refuge presents a by-donation “Alive and Wild Cleanse.” The event includes 5 lunches, 1 wild food dinner, classes and an overnight and runs through Sept. 22. 247-8395 for details.

Evenings on 8th, the weekly community fair featuring fresh food from the Durango Farmers Market and local vendors, artists, music and libations, returns to W. 8th St. from 4-8 p.m. www.eveningsoneighth.com  for details.

“The Community Taste,” a dinner of locally raised foods prepared by local chefs, meets at 6 p.m. in Coldwell Banker parking lot, located off 8th St. The event includes live music and wine and is sponsored by the Community Foundation Serving SW Colorado. Email Elizabeth@swcommunityfoundation.org for details.

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.

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.

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic originals and covers at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., Durango, from 6-10 p.m.

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.

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.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts a Karaoke/Gong Show with DJ Daryll at 9 p.m.

Ongoing

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., presents “Toyed With,” a juried exhibition of low-fidelity/alternative process photography, from Sept. 3-Oct. 8. The show features 17 photographers from 13 different states and was juried by local photographer Kit Frost. An awards reception will be held during Colorfest Gallery Walk on Sept. 17, from 5-9 p.m. The color photography of Jimmy Williams is also on display through Sept. 22. www.toyedwithphoto.com for details.

The Gallery at St. Mark’s, 910 E. Third Ave., exhibits the watercolors of 83-year-old Durango artist Elsia “Mana” Siapno through Sept. 8.  

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Avenue, Also on exhibit is the color photography of Jimmy Williams. Work from two portfolios, “Tuscany Landscapes” and “Music Makers,” will be on display through Sept. 22. 382-8355 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “The Artists’ Market” and watercolors by Russell Steel through Sept. 4. 259-2606 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center hosts the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners juried exhibition through Sept. 6. Also on display is “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.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., present the musical, “Always … Patsy Cline,” every weekend at 8 p.m. and “A Grand Night for Singing” on Tuedays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. 259-2606 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.

Upcoming

The La Plata Sustainability Dialogue offers a “Sustainability Social,” for socializing and brainstorming about sustainability initiatives, on Sept. 9 at the Lost Dog Bar and Lounge.

The new season of the Life-Long Learning Lecture Series will begin Sept. 9 with “Inside Iran: From Mashad to Tehran,” a presentation by Dr. Marilee Jantzer-White.

Open Shutter Gallery hosts an open house and fund-raiser for Skis-4-Kashmir, a local nonprofit that raises money for children in Kashmir, on Sept. 9.

The Durango Arts Center will open the exhibit “Open Doors - The Taster Exhibition for Durango Open Studios” on Sept. 10 and run the show through September. The Durango Open Studios tour is set for Sept. 18 - 19. This year 41 local artists will participate. www.durangoopenstudios.blogspot.com for details.

Jazz on the Hill returns to the Community Concert Hall on Sept. 10 and includes dinner on the Concert Hall stage and music from Joyce Lyons and the FLC Jazz Combo. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Aspen Guard Station Artist in Residence Juantio Becenti, of Cortez, an award-winning Navajo composer, will offer a free discussion on music at Sept. 10 at the Cortez Cultural Center.

The 6th annual Durango Coffee Festival returns on Sept 11 and will feature drinks, food and entertainment for the entire family.  The event is a fund-raiser for the Durango Adult Education Center.

The San Juan Brewfest returns to Main Avenue on Sept. 11.

The Montezuma Land Conservancy’s 12th annual Harvest Beer Festival meets Sept. 11 at the Parque de Vida Pavillion in Cortez. The event includes beer, food, kids activities and music from Sound Advice and Blue Coyote.

The one-man drama “Dodging Bullets,” featuring actor David Barker, will show at the Mainstage Theatre at Fort Lewis College on Sept. 11.

The Memory Walk: the walk to end Alzheimer’s returns to Cortez City Park on Sept. 11. 259-0122 for details.

The Durango Arts Center will host “Text Off the Page,” a one-day workshop on blurring the boundaries between writing, music, installation and performance art, on Sept. 11. 259-2606 for details.

The Animas Museum’s 9th annual Animas School Reunion will be held on Sept. 11. Former Animas City School students and teachers will gather. 259-2402 for details.

The Annual ColorFest Quilt Show and Sale returns to Silverton’s Kendall Mountain Community Center on Sept. 11.

The 15th annual Whole Expo, a holistic health conference and exposition, returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Sept. 11-12.

The Durango Independent Film Festival will screen “Bag It,” a documentary on the impact of America’s obsession with the plastic bag, on Sept. 12 a the Smiley Theatre. www.durangofilm.org for details.

Durango Community Access TV will offer training in Final Cut Pro, the premiere video editing software, on Sept. 14 & 15. 259-2802 to register.

Open Shutter Gallery & Arts Perspective Magazine will present a lecture on the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Sept. 15.

Music in the Mountains and the Durango Showcase of the Arts will present a free concert from the Trumpet Geezers on Sept. 16 at the Rochester Hotel.

The Durango Public Library will host its inaugural Literary Festival on Sept. 16-18 and feature Craig Childs, Blake Crouch, Katherine Leiner and Ken Wright.

The Cortez Cultural Center is sponsoring the workshop “Writing the Cultural Landscape” with authors Kathleen & Michael Gear, Beth & Bill Sagstetter, Ray Williamson, and Fred Blackburn on Sept. 17-19. 565-7272 for details.

The Big Gulch: A Trails Festival will take off from Three Springs on Sept. 18. The fund-raising celebration will include mountain bike and running races and benefits Trails 2000, Durango DEVO and Fort Lewis College Cycling. www.TheBigGulch.org for details.

Maria’s Bookshop will sponsor a Sept. 18 writers’ workshop, “Back to the Loincloth: Hunting and Gathering Sustenance through the Art of Story,” with award-winning Western writers Craig Childs and Amy Irvine. 247-1439 for details.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host Durango’s first celebration of all things salsa – the music, the dance, the condiment – on Sept. 18. Organizers are currently seeking salsa makers to compete for prizes. www.DurangoSalsaFestival.com for details.

The fifth annual Sacred Arts Festival, celebrating artistic expressions of the sacred, kicks off Sept. 21 with a benefit preview luncheon. The exhibit runs through early October. www.SacredArtsFestival.com for details.

KDUR will host a DJ Appreciation Party at Ska Brewing on Sept. 23 with music from the indie rock duo, The Crags. All past, present, wannabe KDUR DJs and friends, family and the general public are invited.

Durango’s Liberty School is seeking nominations for the Dyslexic Hall of Fame, recognizing the outstanding achievement of successful dyslexic individuals within the Durango community. Inductees will be recognized at the annual dinner/gala on Oct. 1. Email billoflanagan@hotmail.com with nominations.

Alternative Horizons, a nonprofit supporting victims and survivors of Domestic Violence, will host its annual fashion show, “The Purse and Suit of Happiness,” on Oct. 2 at the Community Concert Hall. The show combines exotic acts from around the globe with choreography and humor. www.alternativehorizons.org for details.

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Annual Tour de Farms takes off this Sunday
What: The 4th annual Tour de Farms Bike Tour
Where: Downtown Durango and the Animas Valley
When: Sun., Sept. 5

Durango celebrates local food and active living this Sunday as the 4th annual Tour de Farms Durango Bike Tour takes off. Sponsored by Healthy Lifestyles La Plata, the educational bike tour highlights what is “unique, healthy and homegrown” about the Durango community.

This year’s Tour de Farms offers two routes – a leisurely 5-mile, in-town tour and a 30-mile long loop through the Animas Valley. All participants will visit cutting-edge examples of sustainable agricultural projects. The Tour will feature presentations from farmers and garden directors and share ways to support area efforts to strengthen the local food system. Both rides will culminate in a seasonal lunch provided by Zia Taqueria.  

All riders must be registered and come prepared with bike, rain jacket, helmet and water. Registration forms and more information are available online at: www.healthylifestylelaplata.org 

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Stand-up comedy to return to the Henry Strater
What: A show from noted comic Danny Browning
Where: The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.
When: Sat., Sept. 4. Doors open at 7 p.m.  

Top national comedy returns to the stage at the Henry Strater Theatre. Stand-up comic Danny Browning will play an adults-only show this Saturday at the Hank.

Known for his laid-back demeanor and sharp wit, Browning finds humor in situations that everyone can relate to and blends it with improv. He’s also known for walking on and over the line and will often go wherever his audience leads him.

The recipe appears to be working for Browning. He was recently chosen from a nationwide search to perform at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, where he took home national accolades.

Doors to the comedy show open at 7 p.m., and Browning goes on at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.HenryStraterTheatre.com

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FLC Theatre to launch Emerging Artist Series
What: An annual event to offer a venue for new theatre, dance and performing artists
Where: The Fort Lewis College Gallery Theatre  
When: Sat., Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Fort Lewis College Theatre breaks new ground this weekend. The theatre’s new Emerging Artist Series is set to kick off Sat., Sept 4. It was created to offer a venue for innovative works of art by new theatre, dance and performing artists.

Amelia Charter will present “A Sculpformance,” a “collision of sculpture and performance art.” Charter has been performing and playing with craft for more than 20 years. The Fort Lewis graduate resides in Denver, where she teaches a regular Sculpformance Workshop Series. An open discussion along with refreshments will follow Charter’s performance.

Entrance to the event is by donation, and proceeds will benefit the artist and the Fort Lewis College Theatre Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit http://theatre.fortlewis.edu

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