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Thursday26


Fiesta Days, events begin at 9 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. www.durangofiestadays.com.

Kids Play Day, 3-7 p.m., UniTea House, 666 College Drive. 207-838-0102.

Hounds of Purg and Robby Overfield, “Concerts in the Park” series, 5-7:30 p.m., Buckley Park.

High Rollers, live music, 8-11 p.m., Fiesta Days Street Dance, 800 block Main Ave.

Durango Motorless Transit group trail run, Dry Fork Trail, 5:30 p.m., meet at Dry Fork trailhead. 946-5557 or www.go-dmt.org.

Lee Bartley, live music, 6-9 p.m., Cyprus Café, 725 E. 2nd Ave.

Dave Luna, live music, 6-11 p.m., Derailed Saloon, 725 Main St.

Thom Rader, Live music, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Trimble Hot Springs. www.trimblehotsprings.com.

Argentine Tango practice, 7-9 p.m., Rotary Park, Smiley Building if bad weather. www.tangodurango.com or 303-513-8055.

Brilliant Traces opening night, part of the Imaginary Friends Theatre season, 7:30 p.m., Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave. 799-4044.

Open mic Circus Variety Show, 8-11 p.m., UniTEA House, 666 College Drive. 512-632-1404.

Salsa night with DJ Caliente, 8 p.m. - close, Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.

Andrew Sickler, live music, 8:30-11 p.m., Applebee’s, 800 Camino del Rio.

DJ P.A., 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., Angel’s End Zone, Cortez.

Robby Overfield Trio, live music, 9 p.m. - close, The Summit, 600 Main Ave. www.durangosummit.com.

Friday27


Fiesta Days, events begin at 9 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. www.durangofiestadays.com.

Docent tour of “Hot! 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass,” 3 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

Trunk Show, Blown Glass by Roger Dale, 5-7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

Irish music, 5-7:30 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200 or www.theirishembassypub.com.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo, 5-9 p.m., Animas River Café at the Doubletree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. 259-6580.

Black Velvet, live music, 5:30 p.m., Mountain Madness Brewing Co.

Kirk James Blues Band, live music, 6 p.m., Balcony Bar and Grill, 600 Main Ave.

Robby Overfield, live music, 6-8:30 p.m., Four Leaves Winery, 528 Main Ave. 403-8182.

Jack Ellis, live music, 6-10 p.m., The Atrium in The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs.
Friday Afternoon Club with A Dub Rock Band, live music, 6-10 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.

Brilliant Traces, part of the Imaginary Friends Theatre season, 7:30 p.m., Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave. 799-4044.

High Rollers, live music, 8:30 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Ave.

JJ David’s Badass Blues Band, 9 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, Gem Village. 884-9155.

Third Time Charmed, live music, 9 p.m., 49 Lounge at Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio.

DJ CK, 9 p.m. - close, Pongas, 121 W. 8th St. 382-8554.

Rude King, 9 p.m. - close, The Summit, 600 Main Ave. www.durangosummit.com.

Saturday28


Durango Farmers Market, 8 a.m. - noon, First National Bank Parking Lot.

Voter Registration, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Durango Rec Center. www.lwvlaplata.org.

Iron Horse Chef Semifinal, 9-11:30 a.m., Farmers Market, First National Bank Parking Lot. 382-6464.

Fiesta Days, events begin at 10 a.m., downtown Durango. www.durangofiestadays.com.

Glass Blowing Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Roger Dale Studio in Ignacio. www.durangoarts.org.

Kirk James Blues Band, live music, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Durango Harley’s 10th Anniversary Party.

Duck & Run Race, 3 p.m., 29th Street put-in. 247-4789 or www.mild2wildrafting.com.

The Pelvic Smash, a benefit for Aubrey Hotal-Cannon, 5 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave.

Jack Ellis, live music, 5-9 p.m., Animas River Café at the Doubletree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio.

Traditional Ceili, 7-10 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200 or www.theirishembassypub.com.

Brilliant Traces, part of the Imaginary Friends Theatre season, 7:30 p.m., Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave. 799-4044. 4
High Rollers, live music, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Ave.

Third Time Charmed, live music, 9 p.m., 49 Lounge at Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio.

Canned Food Drive and live music with Goldfizz, Ralphsta and Phantom Cloud, 9 p.m. - close, Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.

DJ CK, 9 p.m. - close, Pongas, 121 W. 8th St. 382-8554.

Sunday29


Fiesta Days, events begin at 9 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. www.durangofiestadays.com.

Glass Blowing Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Roger Dale Studio in Ignacio. www.durangoarts.org.

Irish music jam, 12:30-4 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200 or www.theirishembassypub.com.

Gospel Brunch with Caleb Crain, 1 p.m., and Blue Moon Ramblers, 7 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Montezuma County’s fruit-growing Heritage, part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, 1 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores. 882-5600.

Southwest Civic Minds, live music, 1 p.m., Rotary Park. 749-3564.

Community vegan/vegetarian meal, 1 p.m., Riverfront/Iris Park.

The Poetic Minds and The Assortment, live music, 1-4 p.m., Trimble Hot Springs. www.trimblehotsprings.com.

Open drum circle, 2 p.m., Fassbinder Park. 403-4150.

Sign Language Practice Group, 4-5 p.m., Durango Joe’s by the Hydration Station, 6 Town Plaza. 903-1524.

Open Jam Night, 4-9 p.m., Pura Vida Café at Lake Vallecito.

Black Velvet, live music, 5 p.m., Balcony Bar and Grill.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo, live music, 5-8 p.m., Dalton Ranch’s Swing Restaurant and Bar. 247-8774.

Jack Ellis, live music, 5-9 p.m., The Plaza Grill in Pagosa Springs.

Jazz Church jam session, 6-9 p.m., Musica del Mundo, 9 p.m. - close, Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.

Kirtan with Rahasya, 6:30 p.m., Studio 10 Collective, Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Ave. www.studio10collective.com.

Monday30


Mark Simons, live music, 5-6:30 p.m., Cosmo, 919 Main Ave. 259-2898.

Lacey Black, live music, 5-7 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 247-4431.

Tim Telep, live music, 6 p.m., Pura Vida Café at Vallecito Lake. 884-2766.

Monday Night Dance Party, 7:30-9 p.m., Durango Rec Center. 903-9402.

Tuesday31


Meet the Author event, featuring Jacqueline Kelly, author of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. 247-1438 or www.mariasbookshop.com.

Bike-Packing the Colorado Trail presentation, 6 p.m., Trails2000 headquarters, 1188 E. 2nd Ave. 385-5547.

Plant Taxonomy with Rachel Turiel, 6-8 p.m., Durango Natural Foods.

Open Mic, 6-8 p.m., Durango Joe’s, 40 Town Plaza.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Trio with vocalist Alison Dance, 6-9 p.m., The Cyprus Café, 725 E. 2nd Ave. 385-6884.

Conversacion en Español, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., UniTea House, 666 College Drive.

Open mic night, 7:30 p.m.-close, Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.

Open mic/jam session, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., The Summit, 600 Main Ave. www.durangosummit.com.

Beer bingo, 9-11 p.m., Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave.

Wednesday01


Yoga with Shoshi, 9-10:30 a.m., UniTea House, 666 College Drive.

 In-Town Wee Walkabouts, 10-11 a.m., For the Birds, 1560 E. 2nd Ave.

Chakra Energy Healing Workshop, 3:33-4:44 p.m., UniTea House, 666 College Drive.
Bocce Ball, 5:30-7 p.m., Buckley Park.

Lisa Blue Trio, live music, 6-9 p.m., Mountain Madness Patio.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Trio, live music, 6-9 p.m., The Cyprus Café, 725 E. 2nd Ave. 385-6884.

Durango Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College.

Durango Fencing Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Road. 759-1883.

“A Drug Free Approach to Learning and Behavioral Problems,” part of the Wellness Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Durango Public Library. 259-0968.

Brilliant Traces, part of the Imaginary Friends Theatre season, 7:30 p.m., Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave.

Ping pong and poker tournaments, 7:30 p.m. - close, Moe’s, 937 Main Ave.

Pub Quiz, 9 p.m. - close, The Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. www.theirishembassypub.com.

Ongoing


Photography by Steve McCurry and his “Group of Seven,” through July 26, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave.

“Rhythms of the Red Willow: Traditional Drums by Phillip C. Martinez,” thru July 31, Fort Lewis College Delaney Southwest Research Library.

Photography of Howard Rachlin, through July, Durango Rec Center. 375-7877.

“Hot! 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass,” through Aug. 5, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

“On The Edge” exhibit by Jennifer Sullivan Carney, thru Aug. 15, Rochester Hotel Lobby, 726 E. 2nd Ave.

Photography exhibit by Howard Rachlin, through August, Durango Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. 375-7877.

The works of Albert Dreher, through August, Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. 9th Street. www.toh-atin.com.

“Recently Domesticated,” works by Heather Leavitt Martinez, through August, Durango Arts Center Art Library, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

“Beehive the ‘60s Musical,” 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays thru Sept. 1, Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

“The Two Orphans,” 7:45 p.m., show runs thru Sept. 22, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. 375-7160 or www.durangomelodrama.com.

“Grit: Coloradoans and the Dust Bowl” photographic exhibit, Lavenia McCoy Library, Bayfield.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Thurs. – Sun., 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave.


Upcoming


Bluegrass, BBQ and Beer: A Summer Celebration, fund-raiser for Durango Nature Studies, Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m., Rotary Park. 382-9244 or www.durangonaturestudies.org.

First Thursdays Art Walk with Jim Bagley, Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. 247-3555.

9th annual Durango Parks & Rec Triathlon, Aug. 4, 8 a.m., Durango Rec Center. 375-7333.

BCEXP Trailburner 10K Mountain Run, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m., Durango Mountain Resort. www.bcexp.com or active.com.

Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, live music, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.

Michael Franti & Spearhead, Aug. 11, 1 p.m., Three Springs. www.frontgatetickets.com.

Meet the Author event with Doug Fine, author of Too High to Fail, Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. 247-1438.

The Crow Women, live music, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive.

“Lost in Detention” screening and discussion, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive. 259-4713.

‘The Bee’s' all the buzz at DAC
What: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Where: Durango Arts Center
When: Tues., July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to spell fun and quirky with the cast of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.
 
The Tony award-winning musical features a cast of Colorado actors playing six young, charming outsiders trying to make their mark in the world. These overachievers and angst-ridden youngsters come to the Putman Spelling Bee battling puberty, each other and grown-ups who are still trying to escape childhood. They each learn that winning isn’t everything and losing won’t make them losers.
These charming characters, along with some audience members chosen to participate in the bee and the show, bring this silly and endearing show to life.

The Colorado Professional Tour and The Turner Foundation helped bring this national hit to Durango. For additional information, visit www.durangoarts.org or call 259-2606.

 

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