Thursday17

“Taste of Music” concert, 9 and 10:30 a.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Adult Computer Class, 1:30-3 p.m., Mancos Public Library. 533-7600.
 
Rethinking Guardianship, presented by the Southwest Center for Independence, 3-5 p.m., Pine River Valley Bank, 1701 Main Ave. 259-1672.
 
The Strater Hotel annual Open House, 4-7 p.m., Tyller Gummersall Band performs, 4:30 p.m., 699 Main Ave. 247-4431.
 
21st annual Creativity Festivity, showcasing works of local students, opening reception, 5-6 p.m., exhibit runs through May 2, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.
 
FLC Environmental Center Community Appreciation Night, 5-7 p.m., The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave. 247-7091.
 
Pete Neds performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
“Local Nutrition: Staying Fit, Healthy and Happy!” with Marissa Kleinsmith, 5:30 p.m., Linda’s Local Food Café, 309 W. College Dr. www.fortlewis.edu/environmentalcenter.
 
Nia with Sharon Sears and Ashley Hill, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Smiley Building Room 24, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
 
Durango Celtic Slow Session, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1316 Main Ave. 946-1714 or durangoslowsession.org.
 
Hozhoni Days Powwow: Round Dance, 6 p.m., Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. www.fortlewis.edu/hozhoni-days-powwow.
 
Evening Book Club, 6 p.m., Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 
Drop-in Tennis, 6 p.m., Durango High tennis courts. 769-3772.
 
Trivia Night, 6 p.m., Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.durangodiscovery.org.
 
Joel Racheff performs, 6 p.m., 6512 Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr.
 
Free acupuncture for veterans and families, 6-8 p.m., 635 E. 5th Ave. 403-4150.
 
Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 901 E. 2nd Ave.
 
“Love Letters,” a fund-raiser performance, 7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.
 
Senior Recital: Cooper Travis, Percussion, 7 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College.
 
Ace Revel performs, 7 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
 
Denver Broncos Salute to the Fans Tour, 7 p.m., Whalen Gym at Fort Lewis College. www.goskyhawks.com.
 
Durango Photography Club meets, 7-9 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Highway 160. www.durangophotographyclub.org.
 
Jack Ellis performs, 7-11 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Meet the Author featuring David Mason, Colorado’s Poet Laureate, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. 247-1438 or mariasbookshop.com.
 
Sir Mix-A-Lot, Diabolical Sound Platoon and Concept Musik, 9 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Ave. www.durangomassive.com.
 

Friday18

50th annual Hozhoni Days Pow-Wow, Whalen Gymnasuim, Fort Lewis College. 247-7221.
 
Earlybird Toastmasters, 7-8:30 a.m., Christina's Bar & Grill, Highway 160. 247-4019.
 
Pick-up basketball, noon - 2 p.m., Durango Recreation Center. 799-0173.
 
Senior Art Majors Exhibition, opening reception, 4:30 p.m., exhibit runs through May 3, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery.
 
Alex Paul performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Bell, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Dave Luna performs, 6 p.m., Four Leaves Winery, 528 Main Ave.
 
Soul River performs, 6-9 p.m., Christina’s Grill & Bar, Highway 160.
 
Salsa Night, live music and dancing, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.
 
“Love Letters,” a fund-raiser performance, 7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.
 
Four Corners Piano Quartet, final presentation of 2013-14 Recital Series, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Drive. 385-8668.
 
Concert Band & Jazz Ensembles, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Hozhoni Days Powwow, 7 p.m., Whalen Gymnasium, Fort Lewis College. www.fortlewis.edu/hozhoni-days-powwow.
 
Robby Overfield performs, 7 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
The Stereo Types perform, 7 p.m., 6512 Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr.
 
A Taste of the Blues, 7-10 p.m., Historic Aztec Theatre in Aztec, N.M. animasriverblues.com.
 
Kirtan with Blue Lotus Feet, 7:30-9 p.m., YogaDurango on Florida Road.
 
Ecstatic Dance with DJ CodeStar, 7:30-10 p.m., YogaDurango on Main.
 
Neil Duo performs, 8:30 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
 
The Jelly Belly Boogie Band performs 8:30 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village.
 
Big’ns performs, 9 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200 or www.theirishembassypub.com.
 

Saturday19

National Park Free Fee Days. www.nationalparks.org.
 
50th annual Hozhoni Days Pow-Wow, Whalen Gymnasium, Fort Lewis College. 247-7221.
 
Four Corners Green Living Expo, La Plata County Fairgrounds.
 
Spirit Runners 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk to benefit Native American Cultural Literacy Enrichment Program, 9 a.m., Rank Park/Animas River Trail behind Durango High. Durangoschools.org.
 
Meet Matt Albert, Conservatory Artistic Director for Music in the Mountains, 9-10 a.m., festival office, 1063 Main Ave. 385-6820.
 
Drop-in Tennis, 10 a.m., Durango High School tennis courts. 769-3772.
 
“Save the Earth” sewing class, 10 a.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield. 884-2222 or www.prlibrary.org.
 
Nature Center Docent Training, 10-11:30 a.m., Durango Nature Studies Nature Center. 769-1800.
 
Four Directions Experiential Workshop: “The South,” 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Junction Creek trailhead. www.wildbridgeinstitute.org/four-directions.
 
Hozhoni Days Powwow, 1 p.m., Whalen Gymnasium, Fort Lewis College.
 
“Aladdin,” annual showcase for Dance in the Rockies, 2 and 6 p.m., Community Concert Hall, Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Ben Gibson Band, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Balcony Bar and Grill, 600 Main Ave.
 
Jack Ellis performs, 5-9 p.m., Seven Rivers Steakhouse, Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio.
 
Pete Neds performs, 5:30 p.m., The Diamond Bell Saloon, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
“Love Letters,” a fund-raiser performance, 7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.
 
Greg Ryder performs, 7 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Neil Nelson and Jimmy Largent perform, 7 p.m., 6512 Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr.
 
Chad MacCluskey performs, 7-9 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, 723 E. 2nd Ave. 385-0105.
 
Red Eye Djinn and Diabolical Sound Platoon perform, 7 p.m. - close, Moe’s 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.
 
“Los Monologos de la Vagina en Español," 7:30 p.m., Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Ave.
 
Trivia Night, 8 p.m. - close, Bottom Shelf Brewery in Bayfield.
 
Rob Webster performs, 8:30 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
 
DJ Kaztro, 9 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. 8th St. 382-8554.
 
Whitewater Ramble and Bear Hand Killers perform, 9 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Ave. www.durangomassive.com.
 
Hello Dollface performs, 9 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200 or www.theirishembassypub.com.
 

Sunday20

Four Corners Green Living Expo, La Plata County Fairgrounds.
 
Tracking Club with The Wildbridge Institute, 9 a.m., meet outside Absolute Bakery in Mancos. 903-4852 or www.wildbridgeinstitute.org.
 
Blue Moon Ramblers perform, 7 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
“Los Monologos de la Vagina en Español,” 4:30 p.m., Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Ave.
 
Informal Tango Practice, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Durango Dance, 1120 Main Ave. 769-5519.
 
Jazz Church, 6 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
 
Joel Racheff performs, 7-11 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. - close, Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.
 

Monday21

Maker Mondays open art studio, 2-6 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
 
Storytime for Kids, 3 p.m., Fort Lewis Mesa Branch Library. 588-3331.
 
Free Acupuncture for veterans and families, 3-5 p.m., 635 E. 5th Ave. 403-4150.
 
Joel Racheff performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Bell, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
The Four Corners Beekeeper’s Association “The Buzz Club” meets, presentation by Bear Smart Durango, 6 p.m., Florida Baptist Church near Elmore’s Corner. 903-1877.
 
Ace Revel performs, 6-8 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, 723 E. 2nd Ave.
 
“Fun-ding Night for Women,” available educational scholarship and loan opportunities, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Durango Public Library. 382-9616.
 
San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall, Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
“Midnight Lace” screening, part of the Starry Nights film series, 7 p.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.
 
Robin Davis performs, 7 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 

Tuesday22

Ignacio Science Explorers Club, 4 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
 
Fund-raiser for the STEM Internship Program, 5-7 p.m., Red Snapper, Main Ave. www.stemsw.org.
 
Terry Rickard performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Bell, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Rotary Club of Durango meets, 6 p.m., Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. 385-7899.
 
Dustin Burley performs, 6 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
 
Drop-in Tennis, 6 p.m., Durango High tennis courts. 769-3772.
 
Basic bicycle maintenance clinic, 6-7 p.m., free, Mountain Bike Specialists, 949 Main Ave.
 
Meet the Author featuring Stacey Couch, author of Gracious Wild: A Shamanic Journey with Hawks, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. 247-1438 or mariasbookshop.com.
 
“Peeled from the Screen and Ripped from the Pit,” presented by FLC Choirs, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall, Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Tim Sullivan performs, 7 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. - close, Moe’s 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.
 
Redcloud, Crystal Lightning, DJ Two Tone and more perform, 9 p.m., Blondies in Cortez.
 
Beer bingo, 9-11 p.m., Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave.
 

Wednesday23

World Book Night 2014, www.us.worldbooknight.org.
 
Durango Bird Club Bird Walk, 9-10 a.m., For the Birds, 1560 East 2nd Ave. 382-9396.
 
“Lunch & Lights” workshop, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LPEA headquarters, 24 Stewart St. 382-7770 or www.lpea.coop.
 
Mothers Wisdom Circle for pregnant women, new mothers and grandmothers, noon - 1:30 p.m., Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Ave. 946-6994.
 
Pick-up basketball, noon - 2 p.m., Durango Recreation Center. 799-0173.
 
Toddler Storytime, 2:30 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
 
Storytime for Kids, 3 p.m., Fort Lewis Mesa Branch Library. 588-3331.
 
Trails 2000 Trailwork Night, 4-6:30 p.m., South Rim Trail, meet at the Big Canyon Trailhead, Highway 550/160. www.trails2000.org.
 
Chess Night, 5 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
 
World Book Night Cupcake Bar, 5 p.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.
 
Greg Ryder performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Bell, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Durango Running Club Group Trail Run, 6 p.m., meet at Horse Gulch Trailhead, E. 8th Ave. and E. 3rd St. 206-856-1063 or www.durangorunningclub.org.
 
Neil Nelson performs, 6 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
 
Rob Webster performs, 6 p.m., 6512 Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr.
 
Speak Up: The Power of Self Advocacy, 6-8 p.m., Durango Rec Center, Eolus Room. 759-1778.
 
Heartbeat Durango, support for those impacted by suicide, 6-8 p.m., Durango Fire & Rescue, 142 Sheppard Drive. 403-4103.
 
Durango Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College.
 
Singles Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave.
 
Durango Fencing Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Road. 759-1883.
 
Woodwind Ensembles Recital, 7 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College.
 
“Music From the Big House” screening, Q & A with Rita Chiarelli to follow, 7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Joel Racheff performs, 7-11 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 

Ongoing

“Time Lines: Meditations in Cloth,” show runs through April 27, Durango Arts Center Library, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.
 
Spanish Colonial Arts: “Origins,” runs through May 10, Durango Arts Center, 802 E 2nd Ave.
 
Photography by Howard Rachlin, runs through May 15, Kassidy’s Kitchen, 171 Suttle St.
 
“Woven to Wear: An Exhibit Featuring Navajo and Puebloan Textiles,” runs through May 16, Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
 
“Native Views, Native Visions,” through spring 2014, Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
 
40 Years of Photography by Jonathan Blair, runs through June 4, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave. 382-8355 or www.openshuttergallery.com.
 
“Beauty and Necessity: The Rio Grande Collection,” exhibit runs through Dec. 17, Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
 
Meditation and Satsang, 7 p.m., first and third Sundays of each month, Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Ave., Room 10. www.craigholliday.com.
 
Peace and Justice Fellowship meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., first and third Mondays of each month, 111 Linda Court. 403-9309.
 
Karaoke, 8 p.m., Thurs. – Sun., 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave.
 

Upcoming

Kirk James performs, 6 p.m., April 24, Sporting News Grill, Holiday Inn Express, Highway 160.
 
Fort Lewis College Professor Dr. Duane Smith’s Last Lecture, celebrating 49 years, 7-8:30 p.m., April 24, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. 247-7657 or www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Durango Wine Experience, April 24-27, downtown Durango. www.durangowine.com.
 
"Beyond Email," 1 p.m., April 24, Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 
You Knew Me When performs, 5 p.m., April 24, Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.
 
The Lisa Blue Trio, 5:30 p.m., April 25, Diamond Bell, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Bad Brad & The Fat Cats, 7:30 p.m., April 25, Historic Aztec Theatre in Aztec, N.M. 505-427-6748 or crashmusicaztec.com.
 
Thievery Corporation DJ Set with Rob Garza, 9 p.m., April 25, The Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Ave. www.durangomassive.com.
 
Robby Overfield performs, 9 p.m., April 25, Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200 or www.theirishembassypub.com.
 
Earth Day Celebration, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 26, Aztec Ruins National Monument. 505-334-6174.
 
Live in HD: The Met presents Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, 10:55 a.m., April 26, Student Union Vallecito Room at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Earth Day 5K and Family Fun Run Celebration, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., April 26, For the Birds and Rotary Park. www.durangonaturestudies.org.
 
“Who’s Your Mama?” a celebration of Mother Earth and Good Dirt Radio’s 10th Birthday, 3-7 p.m., April 26, Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio. 422-8566.
 
Kirk James performs, 4:30 p.m., April 26, Balcony Bar & Grill.
 
TED Talk Discussion Group, 6:30-8 p.m., April 26, 1140 Main Ave. 505-231-1369.
 
“Symphony in Blue” with the San Juan Symphony, final concert for 2013-14 season, 7:30 p.m., April 26, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
New Moon Astro-Tour, 8:30 p.m., April 26, Durango Nature Center.
 
Ralph Dinosaur performs, 9 p.m., April 26, Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200 or www.theirishembassypub.com.
 
“From Bach to Boogie,” senior recital featuring Adam Swanson on piano, 3 p.m., April 27, Community Concert Hall, Fort Lewis College.
 
Durango Growth Organizations Visitor’s Day, “Business and Money” presentation, noon - 1 p.m., April 29, Pine River Valley Bank.
 
Book Release Party featuring Luke Mehall, author of Great American Dirtbags, 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 29, Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. 247-1438 or mariasbookshop.com.
 
Durango Devo Zia Town Race Series, BMX Short Track, 5:30 p.m., April 30.
 
"A Bite of Jazz," dinner, 6:30 p.m., concert, 7:30 p.m., April 30, Unitarian Church, 410 San Juan Drive. 385-6820.
 
Six-person group show at Studio &, submission deadline May 1; show runs July 19-27, Studio &, 1027 Main Ave. www.anddurango.com.
 
The Perfect Storm: The Cause Behind Neuro-Developmental Disorders, 6:30-8 p.m., May 1, Durango Public Library. 422-2032.
 
Ethel performs “Grace,” 7:30 p.m., May 2, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com or 247-7657.

 

DEVO’S annual Bike Swap, May 3, bike drop-off, May 2, Chapman Hill Ice Rink.

 
Kentucky Derby Party, fund-raiser for Hospice at Mercy, 2-5 p.m., May 3, Rochester Hotel, 726 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Pub Science, 6 p.m., May 2, Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.durangodiscovery.com.
 
Free Gardening class for Kids, ages 2-12, 2 p.m., May 3, AJ’s Greenhouse, 60 E. Owen Road. 247-0757.
 
Spencer James performs with Mike Jones, Comedy Nights at the Strater, 8 p.m., May 3, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. 375-7160 or henrystratertheatre.com.
 
Dandelion Festival, 1-9 p.m., May 4, Rotary Park.
 
Spring Bear Wake-up Social, 4-7 p.m., May 7, Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio. bearsmartdurango.org.
 
Free Legal Self-Help Clinic, 2-5 p.m., May 9, Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 

Arts Center hosts ‘Love Letters’ fundraiser

What: “Love Letters,” a 2-person play featuring “notable” Community members
Where: Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.
When: Thurs. - Sat., April 17-19. 7 p.m.

Come experience a profound and emotionally rich love story between childhood friends: the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner. Their bittersweet and seemingly unlikely romance unfolds through a lifelong correspondence of notes, letters and cards in eminent American playwright A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters.” The Pulitzer-nominated play comes to the Durango Arts Center Stage starting Thurs., April 17 and runs three nights, each featuring a separate pair of Durango notables. Proceeds from ticket sales will support improvements for the DAC theatre.

Thursday night’s show features Judith Reynolds and Gordon Thomas. Reynolds, an art historian, journalist, critic and lecturer, sings in several choirs and on the side is a political cartoonist for the Durango Herald. Thomas was a professor of English at the University of Idaho for 26 years until he moved to Durango, where was his wife took a job in administration at Fort Lewis College. When not skiing or cycling, he serves on the boards of Music in the Mountains and the Durango Choral Society, of which he is also a member.

Friday’s show features the duo of Jack Llewelyn and Meredith Mapel, who spent eight years acting in the Chicago area. She received a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.,  and also studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Joffrey School of Ballet in New York and Aspen Ballet in Aspen. Llewelyn, best known as the executive director of the Durango Chamber of Commerce, has also worked as a radio DJ and manager for local radio and television groups.

And last but not least, Saturday’s show will feature Beth Drum and Rich Fletcher. Drum has worked for Alpine Bank for 17 years;  the first 15 years in Glenwood Springs and the last two in Durango. Since moving to Durango, she has volunteered on many local boards including those for Mercy Health Foundation, Mercy Regional Medical Center and the Women’s Resource Center. 

Fletcher attended FLC and went on to start the cable TV program, Inside Durango TV. He now owns Solo Arts LLC, producing film projects in locations from Durango to Nepal. Rich has served many local nonprofits and his credits include many awards including the Spirit of Durango.

“This is quite something to pull together and that these ‘influencers’ of our community are doing this project for DAC Theatre,” Artistic Director and Theatre Manager Theresa Carson said. “I don’t think anyone will see the likes of Jack Llewellyn or Beth Drum on a stage again!

“And it is a fundraiser as I need a back curtain and window coverings,” she added as a side note.

Tickets for “Love Letters” are $22 in advance or $26 at the door. For more info., go to .

 

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