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Maria’s Bookshop to host ‘Ferdinand and Friends’

Durango Public Library hosts ‘Darkness in Durango’
Fort Lewis College to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Open Shutter Gallery hosts its community show

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Southern Ute Tribal members give a 2 p.m. presentation on the new Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center and the Tribal Consultant Program at the Ignacio Community Library.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., from 5:30-11 p.m.

Durango High School hosts its first Parent Connection Presentation, “Healthy Teenage Sexuality: What will you say to your son/daughter?” at 6 p.m. in the library. 259-1630, ext 2017 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.

The 4 Corners Back Country Horsemen hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Cathy Metz, Parks & Recreation Director, will discuss the  new Durango Recreation Master Plan. www.4cbch.org for details.

Caleb Crain plays guitar and piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

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 salsa lessons and music from DJ Caliente from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts live music from Hello Doll Face at 9 p.m.

Friday14

Firefighters with Durango Fire and Rescue read “Fired-Up Stories” at 10:30 a.m. in the Storytime Room of the Durango Public Library. 375-3380 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.

The San Juan Square Dance Club offers a beginners’ square dancing class from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 2424 N. Main. 884 -1338 for details.

Eric Kiefer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. The Squash Blossom Boys go on at 10 p.m.

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

Ruth Cutcher plays classical guitar at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Katrina and Cook play a mix of pop, rock, jazz and blues at Desperado’s, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Plaza, from 7-11 p.m.

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band brings rock and blues to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

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

Cosmic Accident plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Lyrics Born, hip-hop and funk from the Bay Area, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m. The ban Keys N’ Krates opens the show.

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

Saturday15

Ignacio Community Library offers a free Loom Hat-Making workshop from 10 a.m.-noon as well as a free writers workshop at the same time. 563-9287 for details.

The Self Heal Center, 26345 U.S. Hwy 160, screens “Letting Go,” a Sedona Method movie, at 2 p.m. 422-8001 for details. 4

The Kirk James Blues Band plays Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort from 2-5 p.m. www.durangomountainresort.com for details.

Black Velvet, featuring Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver, goes on at Sweeney’s, located just north of town on CR 203, from 5-8 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Rupnow & friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Austin’s Wisebird takes the stage at 10 p.m.

Kirtan, participatory singing with dancing, returns to YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The family-friendly event is by donation. 259-2110 for details.

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

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

Durango DOT Comedy performs “Mega Laff Mix Vol. 3” at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors to the live improvisational comedy show open at 7:30 p.m. 259-6004 for details.

Singer-songwriter Joel Racheff plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Niko and Mr. Anderson spin at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

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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.

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 gospel from Caleb Crain from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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

Durango Nature Studies offers a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike at Haviland Lake from 5-7 p.m. DNS staff will teach about winter ecology and animals adaptations. Email sally@durangonaturestudies.org to register.

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

Monday17

The Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence’s Ski for Education Day returns to Durango Mountain Resort with discounted tickets to benefit education. $35 tickets must be pre-purchased by Jan. 14 and are available at North and South City Markets, Albertson’s, Nature’s Oasis and PJ’s Gourmet Market. Discounted equipment rentals, lunches and shuttle rides will be available. 385-1491 for details.

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

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

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti 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,” karaoke with Double D, from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

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

Tuesday18

The Durango Public Library opens Great Decisions 2011, a weekly world affairs discussion, with “Rebuilding Haiti,” from 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. The topic will be discussed again from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday. 247-1692 for details.

The Ignacio Community Library hosts Girls Night Out beginning at 4:30 p.m. with pasta dinner and a screening of “Eat Pray Love.” 563-9287 to RSVP.

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

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

The Colorado Mountain Club’s San Juan Chapter presents “Hungry on McKinley” at 7 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. Bill Enenbach will discuss his 1976 climb of Alaska’s Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak.

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 Open Mic Night 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.

Open Mic Night returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.

Wednesday19

4CORE’s Sustainable Building Education Program presents “Historic Home Energy Efficient Remodel: Options for Renovation” at noon at the First National Bank of Durango. Builder Greg Mantell-Hecathorn and energy rater Mike Frisoni will present the free session. 259-1916 or www.fourcore.org for details.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m.

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

Durango Nature Studies’ Winter Social takes place at Ska Brewing, 225 Girard, from 6-8 p.m. A portion of beer sales benefits DNS, and attendees can meet new program director, Karen Hickerson.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts its free movie night, screening “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” at 6 p.m. and “Kick-Ass” at 8:15 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 Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado and Fort Lewis College Environmental Center present a live video conference with former CIA director R. James Woolsey, entitled “No Strings Attached: The Case for a Distributed Grid and a Low-Oil Future.” Woolsey will discuss a local distributed energy generation system and take questions from the audience. The free session meets in 130 Noble Hall at 6:30 p.m. 759-6251 for details.

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.

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

Ongoing

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the Art Faculty Group Exhibition through Jan. 31. The exhibit features new and established studio art faculty from the Department of Art showcasing their most recent creative scholarship. An opening reception meets from 4:30-6 p.m. on Jan. 13. 247-7167 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents the Four Corners Commission, the annual exhibit of the life, landscape, cultural and heritage of the Four Corners through Jan. 28. Also on display is “I would not believe that, even if it were true,” a mixed-media political art show from Jeff Madeen, in the Art Library through Feb. 26. 259-2606 for details.

Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave., exhibits paintings by Bob Zahner in oil and gold leaf throughout the month of January. 385-7901 for details.

Anytime Fitness, 125 Mercado St., offers its Pound for Pound Challenge. For every pound participants lose in “I Lost it at the Club,” the gym will donate a pound of food to the Durango Food Bank. 259-3007 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.

Kassidy’s Kitchen, 171 Suttle Dr., displays the work of photographers MaryAnne Nelson and John Moore through Jan. 15. Works by La Plata County Fair Photography winners are also on display. 375-7877 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!” through Jan. 22. 247-7456 for details.

Upcoming

An open meeting to discuss the future of the Old Fort Lewis property is scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Breen Community Building. 247-7264 for details.

Big Picture High School will hold community information meetings on Jan. 20 and Feb. 10. Prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend.

LPEA will host “Lunch & Lights,” a commercial lighting information workshop, on Jan. 20.

The Durango Photography Club will present its annual Member’s Night, with club members sharing their favorite images, on Jan. 20.  

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will hosts its Durango Rocks Awards on Jan. 20 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

An exhibit of paintings by Phyllis Stapler will open at eno with a reception Jan. 21.

The Fort Collins afrobeat, funk and reggae group Euforquestra returns to the Abbey Theatre on Jan. 21. Reggae band Dubskin opens the show.

A benefit concert for the La Plata Family Center takes place Jan. 22 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The event includes music from the 10 Day Band and DL Marble.

The Sideshow Emporium & Gallery, located in Dolores, will launch the art show “Intuitive Science” with an opening reception on Jan. 22.

Reggae will come to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 28 with a performance by the legendary band The Wailers and special guest Tomorrow’s Bad Seed.

Emily Newcomer and Joanie Trussel lead “Finding Your Weight Naturally … It’s Not About the Food” on Jan. 28. 903-7517 for details.

Ailey II, a dance company spotlighting some of the country’s top dancers and choreographers, will perform at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Feb. 1.

Big Gigantic, a Boulder hip-hop, funk and electronica duo, will play the Abbey Theatre on Feb. 3.

Adaptive Sports Association is accepting submissions for a photography contest through Feb. 8. Winners will receive cash prizes and be displayed at the Open Shutter Gallery during the welcome reception for the Dave Spencer Ski Classic. Email lee@asadurango.com or 259-0374 for details.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, featuring the sons of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck, will play the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Feb. 11.

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.

 

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Maria’s Bookshop to host ‘Ferdinand and Friends’
What: A special Suzuki storytime performance of the children’s classic
Where: Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.,  
When: Sat., Jan. 15 at 10 a.m.

“Ferdinand and Friends” stop off at Maria’s Bookshop this Saturday. Local Suzuki teachers Ruth Cutcher and Sharon Neufeld present “Ferdinand and Friends: A Story Time and Suzuki Experience” at 10 a.m. on Jan. 15.

Sharon Neufeld (narrator) and Ruth Cutcher (classical guitar) will give a special interpretation of the children’s book The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf. A true classic with a timeless message, this is the story of a docile bull who would rather smell flowers than engage in the bullfights in Madrid. In this telling of the story, the action is accentuated by classical guitar and is a captivating treat for all ages.

After the story, Sharon and Ruth will lead a discussion about the story as well as answer questions that parents and children may have about Suzuki music lessons. If time permits, a brief demo Suzuki group class may be conducted.

For more information on the event, contact Maria’s at 247-1438. 

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Durango Public Library hosts ‘Darkness in Durango’
What: The first screening in a new Film Noir series
Where: The Durango Public Library  
When: Wed., Jan. 19, at 6 p.m.

Film Noir is the flavor of the season at the Durango Public Library. The library inaugurates its new Film Noir series, “Darkness in Durango,” on Jan. 19 with a screening of “Double Indemnity.”

The classic picture stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson as an insurance rep who is talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an investigator’s suspicions.

“Darkness in Durango” will run through May of this year and consist of films that showcase the dark alleyways, wet pavement and femme fatales that haunt the gritty landscapes of the world of Film Noir. The series will look at the works of such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain. Hosting the series will be Film Noir Foundation member and frequent reviewer and critic of film and TV programs of the classic period of noir, Dennis Taylor. A brief introduction will precede each film and a general discussion will follow each screening.

For more information, including other films and the dates they will be screened, please call 375-3387 or visit www.durangopubliclibrary.org.

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Fort Lewis College to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
What: A series of events commemorating the civil rights leader’s legacy
Where: The Fort Lewis College campus
When: Mon., Jan. 17, beginning at 12:30 p.m.  

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will come into focus next week at Fort Lewis College. FLC will commemorate the life of the great civil rights leader on Monday, and community members are invited to join in the day’s activities.

The commemoration gets under way with a peace and unity march at 12:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate should gather at the outdoor plaza of the Student Union. An open mic, recordings of Dr. King’s speeches, and hot chocolate will be part of the march.

The event continues at 7 p.m. with a screening of the film, “Little Town of Bethlehem,” in the Student Union Ballroom. The film tells the story of a group of individuals who joined together and created a nonviolent movement modeled after Dr. King’s efforts.

All the events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact 247-7290.

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Open Shutter Gallery hosts its community show
What: “ENTROPY: Chaos within the system,” a community photography exhibit 
Where: Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave.
When: Jan. 14-27, opening reception 5-8 p.m., Fri., Jan. 14

Durango’s photographers take over the walls of the Open Shutter Gallery this week. On Jan. 14, the gallery opens its annual community show, this year entitled “ENTROPY: Chaos within the system.”

The exhibit features a collection of images from community members of Durango. Local amateur photographers were invited to challenge their artistic interpretations of this theme, and their work will be showcased at the gallery through Jan. 27.

The show consists of both color and black-and-white photographs highlighting the unique theme of the exhibit. Viewers can take in the creative, edgy and abstract images as seen through the eyes and lenses of our local artists in this unusual show.

“Entropy” kicks off with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 14, and local photographers will be on hand. For more information contact the Open Shutter Gallery at 382-8355 or visit www.openshuttergallery.com.

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