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The FLC Concert Hall presents ‘Strut Your Stuff’
KDUR’s Furniture as Art celebrates 10 years

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The Fort Lewis College Japan Club presents a sushi roll sale to benefit those affected by the recent earthquake in Japan from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union lobby.

Women’s History Month continues at Fort Lewis College with “Women Artists as Risk-Takers: Georgia O’Keefe, Louise Bourgeois, and Yayoi Kusama” at 12:15 p.m. at the Center of Southwest Studies.

The Durango Recycling Collective celebrates Earth Day with a recyclable art contest. Kids can make art at the Durango Discovery Museum from 3-6 p.m. on March 31, April 1& 2 or at the Durango Public Library from 5-8 p.m. on April 4. The Durango community will vote for favorites at the April 16 Earth Day event.www.durangorecycles.org.

Bill Spellman, of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, discusses the future of higher education in the United States at 5 p.m. in 125 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Pete Neds hosts open mic night at Sweeney’s, located just north of Durango on CR 203, from 5-9 p.m.

The Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave., screens “In the Company of Bears” and “A Woman Among

Wolves” at 6 p.m. The event is hosted in partnership with Bear Smart Durango and free to all past and current Bear Smart members. 259-7940 for details.

Roberts Fitts offers a Breaking Free of Your Headaches Workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. Donations will benefit the Women’s Resource Center.

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.

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

Barbara Coloroso keynotes this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month at 7 p.m. at Miller Middle School. Coloroso is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the areas of parenting, teaching, school discipline, nonviolent conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice. 259-3074 for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at Fort Lewis College with “Impact of Islamic Achievements on Western Civilization,” a talk by Dennis Aronson, 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 Infamous Stringdusters bring newgrass back to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7:30 p.m. The band consists of six players who are steeped in the tradition of bluegrass vocal harmony as well as the progressive edge of instrumental music.www.durangoconcerts.com  for details.

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 geared at 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.

Joint Point, from Telluride, plays Thirsty Thursday at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m.

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Unstoppables, a group open to women who have a deep desire to grow personally and professionally, kicks off at noon at the Red Tent, 128 W. 14th St. The first session features the talk, “The Power of MastHERminding.” 749-6120 for details.

Firkin Friday returns to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., with the tapping of a Belgian Saison firkin at 3 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 for details.

“Fool’s Paradise: A Spring Fling” gets under way at 10th St. and Main Ave. at 5 p.m. The progressive party features a Spring Fashion Preview at Animas Trading Co. and Inferno Board Shop (refreshments provided) followed by a Fashion Show at El Rancho featuring hot new styles. Jack Ten High rocks the party starting at 9 p.m.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts its 8th annual Edible Book Exhibit & Tea at 5 p.m. The public is invited to make and/or view an edible book, eat, and sip tea. 259-4363 for details.

Eric Kiefer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. First Friday returns at 10 p.m. with music from Flowmatik and live visual art.

Arborena, 114 W. Grand Ave. in Mancos, hosts a 6-8 p.m. reception for “The Rural Underground: New Dimensional Work by Rosie Carter.” 533-1381 for details.

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

Jack Maynes & Mark Simons play classical and jazz at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

The Salt Fire Circus and Bare Bones Burlesque present A Fool’s Fundraiser, featuring vignettes by Salt Fire Circus performers, from 7-11 p.m. at Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St. The event also includes silent and live auctions, music from Moon Loop and Smiley Coyote and a bike parade form Buckley Park to Ska. www.saltfirecircus.com  for details.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki, Larry Carver and Ben Gibson, play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 8 p.m.

Suavé brings R&B to the Billy Goat Saloon, located on U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Freaky Friday with DJ music and dancing from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018.

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

The Lawn Chair Kings play the 12th Anniversary Bash at Cuckoo’s Chicken House, 128 E. College, at 10 p.m.

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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 for details.

The Five Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited holds its annual banquet in the Fort Lewis College Ballroom at 5 p.m. The event includes drinks, door prizes, dinner, and a live and silent auction and proceeds go to habitat restoration, youth programs, the Animas River Cleanup, a Lightner Creek water quality study and many other river projects. 769-0420 for details.

The Pint Night Boys play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located just north of Durango on CR 203, from 5-9 p.m.

Durango Brewing. 3000 Main Ave., hosts its weekly Open Mic Night at 6 p.m. 247-3396 for details.

Rupnow & Friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. RedEyedDjinn goes on at 10 p.m.

Subtle Salvage, featuring freerange artworks by Bill & Sam Lyons, opens at the Sideshow Emporium & Gallery in Dolores with a 6-11 p.m. reception. The Crags, an original Durango rock band, play the opening. 739-4646 for details.

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

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary School with beginner dance instruction at 7 p.m., the dance at 7:30 p.m. and music from Albuquerque’s Virginia Creepers. No partner necessary. 385-9292 for details.

4c’s 1st annual Bacchanalia meets at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 7 p.m. The fund-raiser will feature live art, music, magic, performance and spoken word from the ASA Fire Tribe, Peter Robot, Smiley Coyote, Diabolical Sound Platoon and many other carnies.

Venture Snowboards celebrates its Spring Fling at 8 p.m. at the Pride of the West in Silverton with music from Waiting on Trial, special and a raffle benefiting the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. 387-5269 for details.

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

Freeplay brings dance rock, blues, country and surf to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

San Francisco’s LoCura brings Latin/reggae/folk to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m. Durango’s Hello Dollface opens the show.

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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 Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., hosts a traditional Irish Jam from 12:30-4:30 p.m.www.theirishembassypub.com for details.

The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., hosts its Gospel Brunch with music from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts auditions for its summer show, “Greater Tuna,” from 2-4 p.m. Two adults are needed to play a variety of characters. 259-2606 for details.

A New Moon Circle, open to men and women, meets at 7 p.m. at Durango Community Acupuncture., 128 W. 14th St., Suite 2A. 247-8838 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.

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Rachael Antonio Day

The Week of the Young Child kicks off with the opening of a Kids Art Show at the Durango Public Library. The exhibit features work from kids 5 and younger.

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

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The Week of the Young Child continues with Baby Books & Me, a storytime for infants-24 months, at 2 p.m. at the Durango Public Library.

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 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.

The Grammy-award winning Los Lonely Boys return to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with special guest roots musicians Moreland & Arbuckle. Local favorite the Kirk James Blues Band will open the show at 7:30 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com  for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts its weekly 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.

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The Week of the Young Child continues with Preschool Story Time at 10:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. An invitation-only Provider Appreciation Event meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center.

4CORE’s Sustainable Building Education Program presents an Energy Audit Demonstration with energy raters Tim Keuski and Shawn Andreatta at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., at noon. www.fourcore.org  for details.

Trails 2000 presents the Trailwork Season Kick Off Party from 5-7 p.m. at Ska Brewing, 225 Girard. Celebrants can kick off the season with cans of Mexican Logger and learn what’s in store for 2011. www.trails2000.org  for details.

The Appleseed Series: Exploring Local Sustainability presents the “Clean Local Energy Accessible Now” (C.L.E.A.N.) program at 5 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. The program explores the possibility of generating clean energy on local roofs.info@sustainableswcolorado.org for details.

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

Chad MacCluskey 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.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts its free movie night and screens “The Princess Bride” at 7 p.m. and “The Goonies” 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.

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 Double D hosts Gong Show Karaoke at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., starting at 9 p.m.

Ongoing

The Rochester Hotel, 726 E. Second Ave., exhibits “Six/Five/Four” through April 24. The show features six photographers, five photos each featuring the Four Corners area. The photographers include Linda Pampinella, Kathy Myrick, Al Olson, Howard Rachlin, Branson Reynolds and Patricia Burk. An opening reception meets from 5-7 p.m. on April 1.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts its 50th annual Student Juried Exhibition through April 12. An opening reception and awards is set for 4:30-6 p.m. on April 4. Winners were selected by an outside juror.

The Anasazi Heritage Center presents the photo exhibit Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art through Oct. 30. The exhibit features Utah rock art in vintage chromogenic prints by photographers Craig Law, Tom Till, and John Telford. www.co.blm.gov/ahc  for details.

The Fort Lewis College Departments of Theatre and Music present “Into the Woods” on March 31-April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre.  The play weaves together traditional fairy tales to tell the story of a husband and wife searching for “happily ever after.” www.durangoconcerts.com  for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 725 Main Ave., exhibits elegant black and white images from Cara Weston and Jan-Oliver Wenzel through May 12. Weston is the granddaughter of world-renowned photographer Edward Weston, and German photographer Wenzel is focused on nature and architecture reflecting simplicity of light and form. www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

The Durango Performing Arts Co. presents “Happy Days the Musical” at the Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. Second Ave. Performances are set for 7 p.m. on April 1 and 1 p.m. on April 2. 259-2606 or visit www.durangoarts.org  for tickets.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “Roots,” featuring sculpture, drawings and book art by Mary Ellen Long, shows in the DAC Art Library through the month of April. 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.

An exhibit of paintings by Phyllis Stapler shows at Eno, 723 E. Second Ave., through the month of April. 385-0105 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. “Frontier Blues: The Legacy of Fort Lewis College,” an exhibition commemorating FLC’s Centennial, is also on display. 247-7456 for details.

Upcoming

Big Picture High School will celebrate its 15th nationwide anniversary on April 7 with a local celebration and silent auction.

The Spruce Tree Coffeehouse will host an April 7 opening and reception for an exhibit from local photographer Patricia Burk.  

Mary Ellen Long will offer a free talk on Washi: The Art of Japanese Papermaking on April 8. 259-4363 to register.

Dance in the Rockies will present “An Afternoon at the Ballet” on April 9 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

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

Animas High School will hold its first All Sports Swap on April 16 at the Boys & Girls Club. Proceeds benefit the local charter school. 903-3434 for details.

The Rocky Mountain Grass Poloships, a bike polo competition, will meet at Buckley Park on April 16.

Spring Jamorama, a fund-raiser for Music Together of La Plata County, will meet April 16 in the Smiley Building. 799-0960 for details.

Sunday Screening Series, an art film and moderated discussion, returns to the Durango Arts Center on April 17 with a showing of “Rivers & Tides.”

“Fridge or Dare,” a fast-action, contemporary farce penned by a local playwright, plays the Henry Strater Theatre on April 22, 23 & 24.

Tami Graham presents Martin Sexton, live in concert, on May 1 in the Smiley Theatre.

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End of the season arrives at Durango Mountain
What: A Bootleggers Beer Tasting and the inaugural Beach Bash
Where: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
When: April 2-3

Durango Mountain Resort closes the door on the ski season this weekend. The local ski area has discounted lift tickets and a full slate of events on tap for its last hurrah on April 2-3.

The festivities kick off with a beer fest featuring pours from Carvers, Durango Brewing Co., Ska Brewing and Steamworks. The “Bootleggers Beer Tasting” runs from 2-5 p.m. on April 2, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the foundation created by the nonprofit Durango Bootleggers Society.

On April 3, DMR will host its inaugural “Beach Bash,” which will transform the base area into an all-ages carnival. The Beach Bash will include a bouncy house, giant slide, face painting, bungee trampoline, mechanical bull ride, dunk tank, and food and drink specials. The carnival runs from noon-5 p.m. In addition, an on-snow mountain bike slalom race will be held during the Beach Bash on lower Demon at 1 p.m. with awards presented to top performers and best costumes. Proceeds benefit SOS Outreach, a nonprofit organization that builds character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities.

For more information, visit www.durangomountainresort.com.

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The FLC Concert Hall presents ‘Strut Your Stuff’
What: The annual musical variety show from Music in the Mountains
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Sat., April 2, at 7 p.m.

Durango’s young musicians will strut their stuff this weekend at the Community Concert Hall. Music in the Mountains presents the Strut Your Stuff Musical Showcase on Sat., April 2.

Strut Your Stuff was launched originally in 2008 to remind music fans of the importance of music education. This year, the musical variety show will feature vocalists and instrumentalists ranging in age from 8 to 18 and selected by audition. “It’s rare for kids to have the thrilling experience of performing in a professional venue such as the Community Concert Hall. Even those that audition and don’t make the final cut benefit from being on the big stage” said Angie Beach, Music in the Mountains program and education manager. “Strut Your Stuff” is also an important fund-raiser for the Music in the Mountains Goes to School Program, which was able to bring more than 20 workshops to Durango’s elementary and middle schools.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. event are available for purchase at www.musicinthemountains.com, by calling 385-6820 or by visiting the festival office at 1063 Main Ave.

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KDUR’s Furniture as Art celebrates 10 years
What: The local radio station’s annual fund-raiser
Where: Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: Thurs., March 31, at 5:30 p.m.

KDUR celebrates a decade of turning trash into treasure this Thursday. The Furniture as Art auction gets under way at 5:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center and includes a reception, hors d’oeuvres, music from Tom MacCluskey & Bob Newman and of course, the silent and live auctions.

Born in 2001, Furniture as Art was modeled on a Pittsburgh event where artists painted kids furniture as a fund-raiser for a children’s charity. At the time, KDUR’s bachelor and bachelorette auction had run its course, and the first annual Furniture as Art auction came off without a hitch and was a smash hit. Eighteen artists contributed pieces to the inaugural event, and five of them – Mike Brieger, Tim Hunter, Maureen May, Deb Morgan and Joan Russell – are among the 30 taking part in this year’s auction.

This year’s Furniture as Art auction kicks off with a reception and silent auction in the DAC gallery and then Calvin & Pat Story, of Treasure Auction, will take over and set the tone for a fast-paced, fun-filled evening for artists and patrons of the arts.

For more information or tickets, visit www.kdur.org or call 247-7628.

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