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Rhythmic Circus plays the Community Concert Hall
Dave Spencer Ski Classic returns to Durango

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Thursday24

Animas High School, 3206 Main Ave., presents a 21st century rendering of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” using the art of shadow puppetry, at 4 & 6 p.m.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver, play at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., at 5 p.m.

Terry Rickard plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. DJ Link spins at a Pajama Party from 9 p.m.-close.

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.

Katrina and Cook play their weekly mix of pop, rock, jazz and blues at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave., from 6 p.m.-close.

 

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

Victoria FittsMilgrim, of True Life Coaching and Retreats, leads the next Women’s Resource Center’s Empowerment Workshop, “The Heroine’s Journey,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. 247-1242 for details.

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

Dailey & Vincent, rising contemporary bluegrass starts, play the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. Durango-based Rock and Rye opens the show. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at Fort Lewis College with “Experiences of an Amateur Archaeologist,” a talk by Jill Patton at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Guinness Game Night returns to the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

Gaella ElanRah leads meditation and discussion from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Cafe of Life, 925 Highway 3. By donation. 375-9080 for details.

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

Higher Ground, a discussion group for people interested in improving the quality of their lives and making a difference, meets at 8 p.m. at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College. The group also meets at the Lavenia McCoy Library in Bayfield at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. 884-9171 for details.

Elephant Revival brings its transcendental folk bluegrass to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., for Thirsty Thursday at 9 p.m.

Waiting on Trial opens.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, present the Bad Girlz Female Revue at 9 p.m.

DJ PA spins at the Angel’s End Zone in Cortez at 9 p.m.

Friday25

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.

Greg Ryder plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. The Tumblin’ Dice go on from 9 p.m.-close.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The trio returns at the same time on Feb. 26.

Ska Brewing, 225 Girard, hosts a silent auction benefit for Sue B. Earl, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, from 6-10 p.m. Admission includes food from Zia and live music by Robby Overfield. 385-9575 for details.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Wahnder Lust, featuring Kim Manning of P-Funk fame, goes on at 10 p.m.

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

Mark Simons plays the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700.

The 2010-11 Recital Series continues at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Dr., with a performance by Anne Sanchez, clarinetist, at 7 p.m. She will be assisted by Lisa Campi, piano, Sharon Neufeld, viola, Tennille Taylor, violin, Catherine Pope, violin, and Rebecca Caron, cello. 385-8668 for details.

Community food activist and writer Mark Winne presents “Home Grown: Cultivating Your Role in the Local Food System” at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. The event continues with a day of discussion groups on Feb. 26. RSVP at ec_food@fortlewis.edu.

The Chills bring classic rock to the Billy Goat Saloon, located on U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

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

Heyoka & Octopus Nebula play a downtempo/space electronica show at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 9 p.m.

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Paul Morey, wildlife biologist for Mesa Verde National Park, leads a winter ecology and animal tracking workshop at 9 a.m. in La Plata Canyon. 385-1256 to register.

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County hosts their annual Legislative Lowdown from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Durango Recreation Center.  Colorado Sen. Ellen Roberts and Rep. J. Paul Brown will talk about the legislative session and answer audience questions. 259-7263 for details.

The Red Tent, 128 W. 14th St., offers a Mom’s Postpartum Support Group from 10-11 a.m. The by-dona

tion event is open to mothers, their babies and moms-to-be. 422-8026 or www.redtentwellness.com for details.

Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd., offers a free Yoga Basics Workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. 946-8961 for details.

The Assortment, an acoustic trio, plays the bar at Sweeney’s, located just north of Durango on CR 203, from 5-9 p.m.

Joel Racheff plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. The Chills go on from 9 p.m.-close.

Mountain Middle School hosts a fund-raiser screening of “Waiting for Superman” at the Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. www.MountainMiddleSchool.org.

The Red Tent, 128 W. 14th St., hosts an opening reception for the exhibit Empowering Spaces, paintings and murals by Alexis McLean, from 6-9 p.m. 422-8026 for details.

Dance in the Rockies presents its Showcase 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

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

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

Blue Coyote rocks Blondie’s in Cortez at 8 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents DJ Benjamin K spinning dance music from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts a Meet & Greet Fashion Show with the Durango Roller Girls at 9 p.m. The event includes music from Black Market Electric.

Alchemy Jane plays live music at the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-midnight.

The North County’s own Andrea’s Fault rocks the Olde School House, in Needles, at 9 p.m. for Uncle Richie’s annual ski bash.

Nappy Roots brings hip-hop, rap and southern funk to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Sunday27

The San Juan Mountains Association offers its weekly winter discovery tour at Durango Mountain Resort. Participants should meet outside the plaza ticket office at 9:45 a.m. www.sjma.org for details.

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 Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., hosts its Gospel Brunch with music from the Pint Night Boys 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., hosts a traditional Irish Jam from 3-6 p.m., and an Irish Ceili from 6-9 p.m. www.theirishembassypub.com for details.

The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., hosts an open ukulele jam from 4-6 p.m. All player levels welcome. 247-3416 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts a free “Dress to the Nines” Oscars Party. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., presents the Stillwater Foundation’s Night of Blues from 5-8 p.m.

The Durango Independent Film Festival hosts its Oscars4  

Party simulcast at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 6 p.m. The Red Carpet affair includes food, drink, an auction, prizes and more. 259-2606 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Musica del Mundo, world music and dancing, beginning at 8 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Monday28

Durango DEVO offers open signups for all teams. Visit www.durangodevo.com for details.

A support rally for Tim DeChristopher, who is facing jail time for bidding on oil and gas leases near Arches National Park, meets at 4 p.m. at the corner of 11th St. and Main Ave. Email earthfirstdurango@riseup.net to get involved.

Mark Simons plays classical and jazz guitar at Cosmo, 919 Main Ave., from 4:30-6 p.m. 259-2898 for details.

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

5 Rivers Trout Unlimited hosts its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. Bill Edrington, of Royal Gorge Anglers, will present “Seasons of the Arkansas,” and the meeting is open to the public. 382-8248 for details.

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

Tuesday1

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

Mercy Regional Medical Center presents “Hand Pain Explained: Common Causes and Treatments for Pain, Numbness, and Weakness of the Fingers, Hand and Wrist,” a free community presentation, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center.

The “Tug of Weather,” which pits winter sports enthusiasts against the boys and girls of summer, meets at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 5:30 p.m. www.downtowndurango.org for details.

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

The Women’s Resource Center offers “Tax Strategies for Women” from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Lavenia McCoy Library in Bayfield. 247-1242 for details.

The Durango Public Library’s Spoken Word Series continues at 7 p.m. with a celebration of Women’s History Month. Actors will perform “Living the Legacy: How the He-man West Won the Vote for Women,” a play written by Judith Reynolds. 259-2231 for details.

The Durango Recreation Center offers drop-in Indoor Ultimate Frisbee from 7-9 p.m. 375-7300 for details.

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts So You Think You Can Sing, a karaoke contest, 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.

Wednesday2

4CORE’s Sustainable Building Education Program presents, “Energy Efficiency Lighting with LPEA” at noon at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. 259-1916 or www.fourcore.org for details.

The Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, in Cortez, hosts an opening for an exhibit of watercolors by local artist Michelle Pickens from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through March.

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

Chad McCluskey performs Celtic fingerstyle and solo jazz guitar at Eno, 723 E. Second Ave., from 6-8 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.

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 Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., hosts its weekly Pub Quiz with trivia and prizes beginning at 8:30 p.m. www.theirishembassypub.com for details.

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

Ongoing

The FLC Theatre Department presents ”Art,” a play about the intangible issues surrounding art and friendship, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24-26. The play shows in the Black Box Gallery Theatre, and seating is limited. www.durangoconcerts.com.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts “Sequential and Contingent,” an exhibit from Colorado-based painter Monica Goldsmith, through Feb. 26. Goldsmith’s contemporary hard-edge abstractions focus on geological and virtual shifts in time and space. 247-7167 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents Foreign Spaces, an installation by Sandra Butler and Joan Russell, through Feb. 25  “I would not believe that, even if it were true,” a mixed-media political art show from Jeff Madeen, is on display in the Art Library through Feb. 26. 259-2606 for details.

Andrea Kristina’s Bookstore and Kafe, 218 W. Main in Farmington, presents the exhibit “neo-navajo,” paintings/mixed media work of artist Venaya Yazzie (Dine’ /Hopi) through April 2.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., presents a retrospective exhibit from photographer and gallery owner Hal Gould through March 17. Gould is a principal founder of the Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver and his work ranges from western scenery to images from his various world travels. www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

Kassidy’s Kitchen, 177 Suttle Dr. in Bodo, exhibits the work of Durango Photography Club members Eric Pahlke and Al Olson and works by Boys and Girls Club members through March 15. 375-7877 for details.

An exhibit of paintings by Phyllis Stapler shows at Eno, 723 E. Second Ave., through the month of April. 385-0105 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center hosts an exhibition of artworks by local artist Keith Hutcheson through March 18. The show is a retrospective of Hutcheson’s work from the last quarter-century, a time spent exploring remote parts of public land across the Four Corners and the Colorado Plateau. 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. 247-7456 for details.

Upcoming

V-Day Fort Lewis College 2011 will present a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on March 3 in the Student Union Building. Proceeds benefit local women’s organizations.

Carver Brewing Co. will host the Dine Out for Riverhouse Children’s Center fund-raiser on March 3.

The FLC Music Department will host its annual Jazz Festival on March 3 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Womenade, the grassroots emergency funding program that helps families in need, will meet on March 3 at the Rochester Hotel. 247-1242 for details.

Dr. Joy Kanevski will lead a breastfeeding workshop for mothers and fathers to-be on March 3 at Kid’s Rock. 259-9400 to register.

Band Wagon Music will host a free community drum workshop on March 5 and explore the rhythms of Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Durango Compost Company will offer free introductory worm composting classes beginning on March 5 and continuing every Saturday in March. www.durangocompost.com.

The Community Cinema Series continues at the Durango Public Library on March 9 with a screening of “Pushing the Elephant.”

The Asylum Street Spankers will make their final Durango appearance on March 10 at the Henry Strater Theatre for their “Spanks for Everything! The Farewell Tour.”

Stand-up comedienne Kathleen Madigan, “one of America’s funniest female comics,” plays the Community Concert Hall on March 12.

The Bayfield Lions Club will host a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, complimentary beer & wine and live music on March 12. The club is attempting to raise $135,000 to purchase the Community Hall on Church Street in Bayfield. 259-1595 for details. n

A Trio of Duos, a night of music with the Lindells, Baby Toro and Katya Chorover, plays the Millwood Junction in Mancos on March 12.

The Sunday Screening Series, a weekly screening and discussion of an art film, kicks off on March 13 with “Modigliani.”

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will accept entries for its 2011 Images of the Southwest: Juried Photography Show on March 14-19. This year’s theme is “Animals Rule!” http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu for rules and entry form.

Parson Dance will bring “Remember Me,” a unique combination of opera and dance, to the Community Concert Hall on March 16.

Mountain Bike Specialists 949 Main Ave., will host the team and sponsor introduction for the newly formed Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Devo Sweet Elite Mountain Bike Team Durango on March 16.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the annual fund-raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, is set for March 26 at the Rolling Thunder Lanes in Ignacio. www.bbig.org for details.

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Rhythmic Circus plays the Community Concert Hall
What: A dance production from the renowned performing arts company
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Wed., March 2 at 7 p.m.  

Rhythmic Circus, an innovative live performance group, is paying the Community Concert Hall a visit. The group will perform its acclaimed dance production, “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!,” on March 2 at 7 p.m

Rhythmic Circus got its start as an underground percussive-dance phenomenon before growing into one of the nation’s top performing arts companies. In “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” the group showcases its technical achievements and explores rhythm in a wide array of musical genres ranging from funk to salsa. The dancers satisfy their “rhythmic appetite” with unusual items – everything from sand to folding chairs, including, in one number, electric drum triggers to change the sound of the taps.

Doors to the show and Concert Hall concessions open at 6 p.m. The dancers go on stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or at the Downtown Ticket Office, located at 7th St. and Main Ave.

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Dave Spencer Ski Classic returns to Durango
What: The annual fund-raiser for the Adaptive Sports Association
Where: Durango Mountain Resort and the Open Shutter Gallery
When: Feb. 24-27

The Adaptive Sport’s Association’s signature fund-raiser returns to the slopes this weekend. The annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic takes place this weekend at the Columbine Area and Paradise Race Course at Durango Mountain Resort. This event benefits sports and recreational programs for people with disabilities.

The Dave Spencer Ski Classic – named for the association’s founder who lost his battle with cancer in 1986 – is a big part of keeping ASA’s doors open. Teams of five raise big money for the weekend event and then square off in ski races or the “mountain rally,” a scavenger hunt and poker run. Spectators are encouraged to check out the action. The Ski Classic opens on Thurs., Feb. 24 at the Open Shutter Gallery, where images submitted for ASA’s annual photography contest are on display. A special reception runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to welcome participants and supporters to the ski classic.  

For more information on the event or the Adaptive Sports Association, visit www.asadurango.org. 

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