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“Half the Sky” comes to Discovery Museum
Tales of early Colorado River running

Thursday13


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

Net Zero Energy with Dan Chiras, 5:30 p.m., Boiler Room Theater, Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.durangodiscovery.org.

Cap Rock Biodynamic Cocktails, 5:30 p.m., Linda’s Local Café, 309 W. College Drive. 259-6729.

3rd annual Community Taste, 5:50-8:30 p.m., Ridegewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch, Hesperus. 375-5807.  

“Fresh” screening, 6 p.m., Backspace Theatre, 1120 Main.
Black Velvet, live music, 6 p.m., Derailed Saloon.

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

Four Corners Back Country Horsemen meeting, 6:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. www.4cbch.org.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Durango Elks Lodge.

“Taking Sustainability Literally” with Mark McElroy, part of the Life-Long Learning Series, 7 p.m., Fort Lewis College’s Noble Hall, Room 130.

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting, 7 p.m., Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College.

Argentine Tango practice, 7-9 p.m., Rotary Park Gazebo, Smiley Building if bad weather. www.tangodurango.com or 970-769-5519.

“The Roxanne Project,” live music, 7 p.m. - close, Durango Brewing.

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.

Moksha, live music, 9 p.m., The Summit, 600 Main Ave. www.durangosummit.com.

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

Friday14


Advanced Net Zero Energy for Building Professionals with Dan Chiras, 8 a.m., Boiler Room Theater, Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.durangodiscovery.org.

iPad Tips and Tricks for Beginners, 10-11:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, Program Room 2. 375-3391.

Style ‘N Stones Jewelry Sale and Benefit for the Durango Arts Center, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Durango Discovery Museum.

Sports Complex Dedication, noon, Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College, 700 Talon Road.

“Playing Koi” reception, Koi paintings by Elizabeth Kinahan, 3-6 p.m., show runs through September, The White Dragon Tearoom and Gallery, 820 Main Ave.

Zumbathon, a benefit for the Hill Family Farm, 4 p.m., Durango Rec Center.

State Employees and Retirees event, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Ska World Headquarters, Girard Street. 385-5984 or 385-4388.

Local First’s Stem to Stem event, 5-7 p.m., Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.durangodiscovery.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.

Tim Telep, live music, 5:30 p.m., Mountain Madness Brewing Co. 247-5236.

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

Dogs & Dolls Show opening reception, 6-9 p.m., show runs through Oct. 14, Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center in Ignacio. 563-4600.

Hello Doll Face performs, 6-9 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.

Jack Ellis performs, 6-9 p.m., The Phoenix Room at The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs.

“Body of War” screening, Conscious Movie4
Night series, 7 p.m., Sophia Peace Center in Dolores. 882-2123.

Kirtan with Blue Lotus Feet, 7-9 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave.

10-Minute Play Festival, 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org or 259-2606.

Rob Webster performs 9 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, Gem Village. 884-9155.

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

Saturday15


Submission deadline for Altered 2012, a juried photography exhibit Oct. 5–31, Open Shutter Gallery. www.openshuttergallery.com.

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

Voter Registration, 8 a.m. - noon, Farmers Market at First National Bank Parking Lot.

Fall Aspen Hike, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., meet at Durango Rec Center parking lot. 385-1256.

2nd annual Escalante 5K Fun Run/Walk, 10 a.m., Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane. escalante.durangoschools.org.

Pottery Classes for Kids, ages 4 and up, 10 a.m. - noon, Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center in Ignacio. 563-4600.

Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Downtown Durango between 9th and 10th Streets. durangooktoberfest.com.

5th Anniversary Library Celebration, 1-4 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.

Black Velvet performs, 5 p.m., The Balcony Bar and Grill.

Soup Supper a fund-raiser for Manna Soup Kitchen, 5-8 p.m., St. Columba, 1800 E. 2nd Ave. 385-5095.

Jack Ellis performs 5-9 p.m., Animas River Café at the Doubletree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. 259-6580.

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

Fall Return Dinner Dance Party, 7 p.m. - 1:11 a.m., Unitea House, upstairs, 666 College Drive, uniteahouse.wordpress.com.

10-Minute Play Festival, 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org or 259-2606.

Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day/St. Baldrick’s fund-raiser, 8 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.

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

The Intelligents perform, fund-raiser for Fort Lewis College lacrosse team, 9 p.m. - close, Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.

Sunday16


Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Downtown Durango between 9th and 10th Streets. durangooktoberfest.com.

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

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

Gospel Brunch with Pete Neds and Yvonne Varis, 1-3 p.m., and Blue Moon Ramblers, 7 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

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.

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

Jack Ellis performs, 5-9 p.m., The Plaza Grille in Pagosa.

Vince Herman and local bands perform, a benefit for the Hill Family Farm, 6 p.m., Linda’s Local Café. 259-6729.

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

Monday17


Computer Basics classes, 4-7 p.m., Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.
 
Mark Simons performs, 5-6:30 p.m., Cosmo, 919 Main Ave. 259-2898.

Art Show, 5:30-7 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.

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

Chad MacCluskey performs, 6-9 p.m., The Cyprus Café, 725 E. 2nd Ave. 385-6884.

River Celebration talk with Tom Martin, author of Big Water, Little Boats, 7 p.m., 4Corners RiverSports, 360 S. Camino del Rio. 259-3583 or www.sanjuancitizens.org.

Seventh Roadrunner Clarinet Trio, 7 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Meditation/Satsang with Craig Holliday, 7:15-8:45 p.m., Smiley Building, Studio 10, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.

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

Tuesday18


La Plata County Health Summit, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Durango Public Library. 759-3751.

FLC Blood Drive, 10 a.m., Student Union, Vallecito Room at Fort Lewis College.

“Meet & Greet” with cew County Manager Joe Kerby, 5-7 p.m., Rochester Hotel, 726 E. 2nd Ave.

“Kitchen to Kitchen: Share the Harvest” with Luna and Jellybean Cantrell, 6-8 p.m., Durango Natural Foods.

“Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail, a 6-month walk in the woods” with Chris Schultz, 7 p.m., The Lyceum at the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. 385-1814 or www.cmc.org.

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.

Wednesday19


Fall Job Fair, noon - 4 p.m., Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom. 247-7321.

Durango Indie Authors meeting, 3:30-5 p.m., Pine River Valley Bank upstairs conference room.

Computer Basics classes, 4-7 p.m., Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.

Caitlin Cannon and the Artillery performs, 4:30-7:30 p.m., The Rochester Bar, 726 E. 2nd Ave.

Live, online discussion with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 5 p.m., Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College, Room 140.

“Marie Scott, Ranching Matriarch of the San Juans” with author Ginny Harrington, 5:30 p.m., Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. 247-7456.

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” screening, 5:30 p.m., Boiler Room Theater at Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino Del Rio.

“A doctor by day, a singer/songwriter every chance he gets ...,” with Darryl Tonemah, part of the Native American Speaker series, 6:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. 247-7222.

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.

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


Sock and Toothpaste Drive for the local community shelter, Advantage Physical Therapy & Wellness, through Sept. 15, 3600 Main Ave., Suite A. 259-7829.

“Water in the West” exhibit, runs through Sept. 15, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, black and white prints by Brian Killigrew, through Sept. 19, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave. 382-8355.
“The Raw and the Cooked: Exploring the Creative Process,” faculty exhibit through Sept. 22, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery. 247-7167.

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

Photography exhibit by Howard Rachlin, through September, Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave.
Landscapes and abstracts of Lou Martinelli, show runs through Oct. 7, Raider Ridge Cafe, 509 E. 8th Ave.

Fifth Corner Road Show, photography by Linda Pampinella and Kathy Myrick, show runs through Oct. 15, The Rochester Bar, 726 E. 2nd Ave.

“Feeble Points of Reference,” works by Alicia McKim, show runs through October, Durango Arts Center Library.

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

Upcoming


“The Cliff Dwellings Speak,” with photographer/ writer team Bill and Beth Sagstetter, Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Public Lands Center. www.sjma.org.

“The Place of Four Corners Archaeology in the Discovery of the Mogollon,” part of the Life-Long Learning program, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College, Room 130. 247-7401.

TOP Fashion Exhibit, runway event and auctions, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org or 259-2606.

“Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War” film screening, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive. 259-4713.

Hello Dollface CD Release Party, with Salt Fire Circus, Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m., The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. www.abbeytheatre.com.

A Community Celebration & Harvest Party, Sept. 22, events all day, West Meadows at Twin Buttes, 20091 Highway 160 West.

Perins Peak Nature Hike, Sept. 22, 8 a.m., San Juan Mountains Association. www.sjma.org or 759-9113.

3rd Annual Bike and Hike on Wetherill Mesa, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mesa Verde National Park. 529-4465.

“Half the Sky” comes to Discovery Museum
What: “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”
Where: Durango Discovery Museum
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
 
An inspirational book comes to the screen with a showing of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Discovery Museum’s Boiler Room Theater, 1333 Camino Del Rio.
 
The museum and Rocky Mountain PBS open the third season of Community Cinema with a screening of “Half the Sky,” a film series inspired by Nicholas Kristof’s and Cheryl WuDunn’s best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book.The series follows Kristof and several celebrity activists around the world as they meet courageous individuals who are confronting oppression, creating solutions and helping to empower women and girls.
 
The Wednesday night screening focuses on promoting literacy and equal education for girls on a trip to Vietnam with Kristoff, actress Gabrielle Union and former Microsoft marketing executive John Wood.
 
An informal panel conversation follows the screening with Tricia Karpfen and Katherine Hollis of the Shanta Foundation and Kathy Darnell of Step Up Uganda. The film begins at 6 p.m.
 
For additional information about the event, visit www.durangodiscovery.com or call 259-9234.

Tales of early Colorado River running

What: Tom Martin speaks at River Celebration
Where: 4Corners RiverSports
When: Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.
Stories of the Colorado River before the Glen Canyon Dam come to life when author Tom Martin shares his adventures at the River Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday at 4Corners RiverSports, 360 S. Camino del Rio.
 
The event, also a fund-raiser for the San Juan Citizens Alliance River Program, highlights Martin’s new book Big Water, Little Boats, which tells the tale of Moulty Fulmer, who built the Grand Canyon’s first dory when river running was in its high-water heyday.
 
Fulmer also rowed the San Juan River in 1947, and later built a dory called the Gem, which he took on the San Juan five times in the 1950s, including when it ran at 125,000 cubic feet per second in 1957.
 
At the event, Martin will share the stories of the early river runners using historic photos, river logs, letters and interviews. He’s also bringing his own Gem. Martin built a replica of Fulmer’s dory, the Gem, which he took through the Grand Canyon four times. That replica will be on display for the event. Along with his latest work, Martin wrote Guide to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and Day Hikes from the River.
For more information, call 259-3583 or visit www.sanjuancitizens.org.
 

 

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