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Carvers to host ‘Dine Out for Riverhouse’
Fort Lewis Art Gallery exhibits ‘The Fruit Stare’

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Womenade, the grassroots emergency funding program that helps families in need, meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel, 725 E. Second Ave. Participants should bring a suggested donation of $25 and an appetizer to share. 247-1242 for details.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Dr. Joy Kanevski leads a breastfeeding workshop for mothers and fathers to-be from 6-8 p.m. at Kid’s Rock, 1032 Main Ave. 259-9400 to register.

The Durango 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.

 V-Day Fort Lewis College 2011 presents a 6:30 p.m. performance of “The Vagina Monologues” in the Student Union Building. Proceeds benefit H.E.R. Phoenix and other local women’s organizations.

Serving Life Chiropractic, 1040 Main Ave., hosts “Got Conflict?” a free one-hour class on dealing with conflict with grace and humor, at 6:30 p.m. 422-2032 to RSVP.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at Fort Lewis College with “Globalization or Fragmentation? Yes!” a talk

by Ronald Garst, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

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.

The FLC Music Department presents its annual Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

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

Higher Ground, a discussion group for people interested in 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.

The Codi Jordan Band plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., for Thirsty Thursday at 9 p.m.


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.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Guidotti returns at the same time on March 5.

The Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., hosts a DIFF meet the filmmakers party from 4-8 p.m. Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki, Larry Carver and Randy Crumbaugh, plays from 7 p.m.-midnight.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. First Friday, featuring a live visual artist and music goes 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.

Mark Simons plays the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700. The artist returns at the same time on March 5.

Singer-songwriter Jane Voss and pianist Hoyle Osborne play the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College in Farmington at 7 p.m. for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays 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.

Juno What? a funk band featuring members of the Motet, plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 9 p.m.


Kirk James plays solo blues for brunch at The Brickhouse Café, 19th & Main, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m

The Red Tent, 128 W. 14th St., offers a Mom’s Postpartum Support Group from 10-11 a.m. The by-donation event is open to mothers, their babies and moms-to-be. 422-8026 or

The Clay Room, 171 E. 7th St., offers no studio fee with a donation for the Durango Food Bank from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 426-9685 for details.

Band Wagon Music, 515 E. College, hosts a free community drum workshop at 3 p.m., exploring the folkloric dance rhythms of Cuba and Puerto Rico. 259-2263.

Joel Racheff plays the Derailed Saloon, from 5-9 p.m. Psychedelic Mojo plays classics from 9 p.m.-close.

Singer-songwriter Gigi Love plays the bar at Sweeney’s, located just north of Durango on CR 203, from 5-9 p.m.

Rupnow & friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. Bare Wires and Fuzzy Killing Machine go on at 10 p.m.


Pete Giuliani plays the Schank House at Vallecito Lake from 6-10 p.m.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary with beginner instruction at 7 p.m., the dance from 7:30-10:15 p.m. and live music from New Mexico’s Karina Wilson and Della Okeefe. 385-9292 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Niko and Mr. Anderson spinning dance music from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.


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. 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.

Durango Compost Company, located at Native Roots next to Home Depot, offers a free introductory worm composting class from 11 a.m-noon. The class includes composting basics and a tour of the facility. to register.

The Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., hosts a traditional Irish Jam from 12:30-4:30 p.m. .

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!” will speak at the Smiley Auditorium from 2:30-4 p.m., with live broadcasts on DCAT and KDUR. Goodman is on tour to raise awareness of federal cuts to public broadcasting and to raise support for independent journalism.

The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., hosts its Gospel Brunch with music from the A-Men 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 ukulele jam from 4-6 p.m. All player levels welcome. 247-3416.

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


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.

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


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

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

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 a Mardis Gras party with live music from  Uncovered from 9 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.


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

The Community Cinema Series continues at the Durango Public Library with a 6 p.m. screening of “Pushing the Elephant.” for details.

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. for details.

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

Paper Bird returns to Durango for a 9 p.m. show at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Waiting On Trial and Robby Overfield open the show.


The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “Member-Artists,” its annual membership exhibit, through March 25. “Roots,” featuring sculpture, drawings and book art by Mary Ellen Long, shows in the DAC Art Library through the month of April. Both shows open with 5-7 p.m. receptions on March 4. 259-2606 for details.

The Rochester Hotel, 726 E. Second Ave., exhibits painter Curt Stafford’s “Mountain Series” through April 24. The collection of oils depicts areas around Durango and Vallecito Lake. An opening reception is set for 5-7 p.m. on March 11.

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. 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.


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.”

Daffodil Days, the annual benefit for the American Cancer Society, takes place at North and South City Markets from March 10-14.

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.

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

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.”

Michael Garabedian, of Durango Story Writers, will present “From Tragedy to Comedy,” stories and comic character monologues, on March 13 at the Durango Arts Center Theatre. for details.

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!” 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. n

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will offer a special St. Patrick’s Day train on March 17 complete with live music, Irish history talks and a traditional Irish dinner. for details.

Steamworks will hold its monthly Firkin Friday on March 17 and debut the “Irish Car Bomb.”

Local firefighters and citizens will shave their heads to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer on March 19 at Dig’s Restaurant.

The Spinning Wheels, Red Eyed Djinn and Baby Toro will play a March 19 benefit concert for the La Plata County Boys and Girls Club.

Soup for the Soul, the 7th annual fund-raiser for the Mercy Health Foundation, brings food, art and live music to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on March 23.

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. for details.

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will hold their annual Tack & Equipment Consignment Sale on April 9 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.


Carvers to host ‘Dine Out for Riverhouse’
What: A fund-raiser for the non-profit child development center
Where: Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Avenue
When: Thurs., March 3, 5-10 p.m.

Durangoans can belly up for a good cause this week. Carver Brewing Co. is hosting “Dine Out for Riverhouse Children’s Center” on Thurs., March 3. The event runs from 5-10 p.m., and a portion of sales from pints of beer and the evening’s specials and all proceeds from the kid’s menu will be donated to Riverhouse.

Riverhouse Children’s Center is a nonprofit child development center located in Durango. The center’s mission is to provide high-quality care and early education services to young children. Riverhouse believes all families deserve access to exemplary child care regardless of socioeconomic status, disability, family composition, ethnicity, national origin, religious beliefs or political affiliation.

Riverhouse recently received a $5,000 challenge grant from the Anschutz Family Foundation which means the Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, the first $5,000 raised at Dine Out for Riverhouse. Sunnyside Meats also has generously worked with Carvers to help make this event possible.

For more information, call 247-0204 or visit


Fort Lewis Art Gallery exhibits ‘The Fruit Stare’
What: A show from renowned artist Kate Petley
Where: The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
When: March 3-26, with a 4:30-6 p.m. opening on March 3  

 “The Fruit Stare” goes on display this week at Fort Lewis College. The FLC Art Gallery opens the exhibit by Kate Petley with a 4:30-6 p.m. reception on March 3.

The term “The Fruit Stare” has been used to describe the process by which the Orangutan locates a food source, using the least amount of physical energy possible. Petley’s process is similar in that she isolates details from the everyday world, reframing them to demonstrate their unusual beauty.

Petley works in resin and mixed media installations and public commissions. Her work has appeared at such venues as The Nicolaysen Museum, Diverseworks - Houston, The Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe and The Museum of the Southwest. The local exhibition will feature two site specific installations and two dimensional works and spotlight the intersection of nature and the urban environment.

The exhibition runs through March 26. For more information, call 247-7167.




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