Back in Black at the Center of SW Studies

What: “Black Boots, Black Bolo” Holiday Gala
When: 7 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21
Where: Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College
Tickets: $45 with all proceeds benefiting the Center of Southwest Studies

Dust off the Fryes and polish up the turquoise, it’s time to kick off the holiday party and shopping season in style. The Center of Southwest Studies is ending its 50th anniversary year with a bang as it presents the “Black Boots, Black Bolo Holiday Gala” this Friday night. The evening’s festivities get under way at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Center of Southwest Studies.

The $45 entrance fee include food, an adult drink ticket, entertainment from the Be Frank Advanced Middle School Orchestra, and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from local galleries including Toh-Atin, Open Shutter and Azul.

There will also be a special ceremony honoring the Center’s 50 years of existence as well as the community members who helped make it all happen.

All proceeds benefit the Center’s awesome – and free – public programming and exhibits.

Tickets can be bought by calling 970-247-7456 or
emailing: tapleybooth_j@fortlewis.edu

Warm up with a ‘Bite of Jazz’

What: “A Bite of Jazz,” part of the St. Mark’s Jazz Series, presented by Music in the Mountains
When: 6:15 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 20
Where: St. Mark’s Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave.

Summer evenings at the Purgatory tent may be a distant memory, but Music in the Mountains is still offering opportunities to warm up to some music this winter. This Thursday, the local music festival presents “A Bite of Jazz” featuring the Jeff Solon ensemble heating up the St. Mark’s stage.

The evening kicks off at 6:15 p.m. with dinner by the High Notes and drinks from the Wine Merchant.

Then, the good times will roll as Solon’s ensemble performs music from the American Song Book, featuring some of the most popular and beloved songs of the 20th century.

Tickets are only $25 and include concert, dinner and drinks. To purchase, call (970) 385-6820;
e-mail info@musicinthemountains.com or go to www.musicinthemountains.com.

Thursday20

Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, 10 a.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.
 
Here to Hear: Office Hour with Councilor Dick White, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., City Hall, 949 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Free Midday Music Recitals, 12:20 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.fortlewis.edu/music.
 
Scrapbooking Group, 1 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
 
Adult Computer Classes, 1:30-3 p.m., Mancos Public Library. 533-7600.
 
Embracing Diversity Initiative meets, 4-5:30 p.m., Durango High School. 259-1247.
 
Tim Sullivan performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Rob Webster performs, 6 p.m., 6512’ Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr. 247-9083.
 
Evening Book Club, 6 p.m., Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 
Avalanche Awareness Course, presented by Friends of the San Juans, 6 p.m., Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave. www.thesanjuans.org.
 
“Evolution of a Criminal” screening, 6 p.m., Mancos Public Library.
 
Evening Book Club, 6 p.m., Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 
Humanities book release party and exhibition by Mountain Middle School sixth-graders, 6-8 p.m., Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. 
 
Dave Mensch performs, 6-10 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.
 
“A Bite of Jazz,” concert series from Music in the Mountains, 6:15 p.m., St. Mark's Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. www.musicinthemountains.com or 385-6820.
 
Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.powsci.org.
 
Tim Guidotti performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Cancer in Southwest Colorado: Statistics, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, and other Important Information You Need to Know,” part of the Life-Long Learning Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Fort Lewis College Noble Hall, Room 130. www.fortlewis.edu/professionalassociates.
 
Durango Photography Club meets, 7-9 p.m., Banquet Room at Holiday Inn, Highway 160 West. www.durangophotographyclub.org.

 

Friday21

Durango Earlybird Toastmasters, 7-8:30 a.m., Christina’s, Highway 160. www.earlybirdtoastmasters.org or 769-7615.
 
Pick-up basketball, noon - 2 p.m., Durango Recreation Center. 799-0173.
 
Works by Lorraine Trenholm, artist reception, 4:30-6 p.m., show runs through Nov. 28, Pine River Valley Bank in Bayfield. 884-9583.
 
Winter Solstice Artisans Market, opening reception, 5-7 p.m., show runs through Dec. 24, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.
 
Greg Ryder performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Black Velvet performs, 6 p.m., 6512’ Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr. 247-9083.
 
Jenny Winegardner performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Black Boots, Black Bolo Holiday Gala and Fundraiser for the Center of Southwest Studies, 7 p.m., Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. 247-7456 or swcenter.fortlewis.edu.
 
Jelly Bread performs, 7:30 p.m., Historic Aztec Theater in Aztec, N.M. 505-427-6748.
 
Funked Up Fridays, 8 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.
 
The Chills perform, 8:30 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village.
 
DJ Z-Ride performs, 9 p.m., Blondies in Cortez.
 
Saturday22
Drop-in Tennis, 9 a.m., Durango High tennis courts. 769-3772.
 
MakerSpace, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
 
International Survivors of Suicide Day, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fort Lewis College Noble Hall, Room 140. 749-1673.
 
The Metropolitan Opera Presents Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” 10:55 a.m., Student Union Vallecito Room at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
4 Corners Cyclocross Series, 11 a.m., Ray Denison Memorial Field at Fort Lewis College.
 
Robin Davis performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
The Stereotypes performs, 6-10 p.m., 6512’ Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr. 247-9083.
 
Pete Giuliani performs, 6-10 p.m., The Lake House at Vallecito Lake.
 
Greg Ryder performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Durango Poetry Slam, 7 p.m., Steaming Bean Coffee and Café.
 
Comedy Nights at the Strater, featuring Chris Simpson, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. 375-7135.
 
San Juan Symphony’s Opera Celebration, 7:30 p.m., San Juan College in Farmington, event also runs 3 p.m., Nov. 23, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com, 505-556-3430 or 247-7657.
 
Trivia Night, 8 p.m., Bottom Shelf Brewery in Bayfield.
 
Dirty Clothing Company Party, featuring DJ Free, 8 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.
 
Hip Hop for the Hungry Canned Food Drive, 9 p.m., Blondies in Cortez.
 
DJ Kaztro, 9 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. 8th St. 382-8554.
 
Robby Overfield performs, 9 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.

 

Sunday23                              

Pranayama Workshop, 10-11:30 a.m., Inhabit, 1970 E. 3rd Ave. 946-2044.
 
Traditional Irish Music Jam, 12:30-4 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.
 
“Opera Celebration,” presented by San Juan Symphony, 3 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Informal Tango Practice, 5-7 p.m., Durango Dance, 1120 Main Ave. 533-7231.
 
Joel Racheff performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Blue Moon Ramblers perform, 7 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Jazz Church, 7-10 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
 

Monday24

MakerSpace, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
 
“Jammin’ Juniors,” activities for babies and toddlers, 10-11 a.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.
 
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 Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Circle of Health Presentations, 6:30 p.m., 3160 E. Animas Village Dr., Cedar View 1. 442-0925.
 
Tim Guidotti performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

 

Tuesday25

“Minecraft vs. Roblox,” for school-aged children up to fifth-graders, 3:30 p.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.
 
Terry Rickard performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Family Reading Circles, 5:30 p.m., Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 
Rotary Club of Durango meets, presentation by Sheri Rochford Figgs on the STEAM Park Project, 6 p.m., Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. 385-7899.
 
The Entrepreneur Lounge, 6-7:30 p.m., back room of the Himalayan Kitchen, 10th and Main.
 
Tim Sullivan performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. - close, Moe’s 937 Main Ave. 259-9018.
 
Bingo Night, 9 p.m., Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave. 382-9664.

 

Wednesday26

Bird Walk, 9 a.m., meet at Rotary Park. 382-9396.
 
“Jammin’ Juniors,” activities for babies and toddlers, 10-11 a.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield. 884-2222.
 
Storytime for Kids, 3 p.m., Fort Lewis Mesa Branch Library. 588-3331.
 
Greg Ryder performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave. 375-7150.
 
Kirk James performs, 6 p.m., Sporting News Grill at the Holiday Inn, Highway 160.
 
Ace Revel performs, 6-8 p.m., Eno Wine Bar.
 
Heartbeat Durango, support group for individuals affected by suicide, 6-8 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Fire Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive. 403-4103.
 
Peter Neds performs, 6-9 p.m., 6512’ Restaurant and Lounge, 152 E. College Dr. 247-9083.
 
Terry Rickard performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Karaoke, 8 p.m., Blondies in Cortez. 565-4015.
 
Pub Quiz Trivia, 8:30 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.

 

Ongoing

Works by Ron Martin, runs thru Nov. 28, Pine River Valley Bank, 1701 Main Ave. 385-9583.
 
Works by Philippe LeFevre, runs through Nov. 30, Steaming Bean, 915 Main Ave. 385-7901.
 
Works by Del Greer, runs through Dec. 15, Raider Ridge Café.
 
“After” by Mariah Richstone, runs through Dec. 23, Durango Arts Center Library, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.
 
Membership Show, presented by Mancos Valley Arts Council, show runs thru Jan. 9, Mancos Visitors Center.
 
Tryouts for Durango Swim Club, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Durango Rec Center. 779-8643 or Suzanneschieltz@hotmail.com.
 
Karaoke, 8 p.m., Thurs. – Sun., 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave.
 

Upcoming

Turkey Trot, 5-mile race and 1-mile fun run, 10 a.m., Nov. 27, Fort Lewis College clock tower. www.durangorunningclub.org.
 
28th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Nov. 27, La Plata County Fairgrounds.
 
Singing with Santa, 5:45 p.m., Nov. 28, downtown Durango, meet at First National Bank parking lot.
 
DJ Soul Atomic performs, 9 p.m., Nov. 28, El Rancho Tavern.
 
Ralph Dinosaur performs, 9 p.m., Nov. 28, Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.
 
Kirk James performs, 6 p.m., Nov. 29, Seven Rivers Steakhouse at Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio.
 
Black Velvet performs, 8 p.m., Nov. 29, Derailed Saloon.
 
Hello Dollface performs, 9 p.m., Nov. 29, El Rancho Tavern.
 
Red Eyed Djinn performs, 9 p.m., Nov. 29, Backstage Balcony, 600 Main Ave.
 
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party, 7 p.m., Nov. 30, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Colorado Water Plan meeting, 6-8 p.m., Dec. 1, Mancos Community Center.
 
Crochet Group meets, 6 p.m., Dec. 2, Mancos Public Library. 565-7600.
 
Brooke Williams & Terry Tempest Williams present “The Story of My Heart,” by Richard Jefferies, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. www.mariasbookshop.com.
 
Tween After School Activities, 2 p.m., Dec. 4, Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 
Meet the Author: Katrina Blair, author of The Wisdom of Weeds, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 4, Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. www.mariasbookshop.com.
 
Noel Night, featuring specials at downtown businesses, music, shopping and revelry, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. www.localfirst.org
 
40th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival, Dec. 5-7, La Plata County Fairgrounds. 247-2117.
 
Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, 5-7 p.m., Dec. 5, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dec 6, Animas Museum, 3065 W. 2nd Ave. 247-5348.
 
Taste of Christmas, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 5, Ignacio Community Library.
 
Native American Winter Arts Market, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Dec. 6, Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave. 946-1197.
 
Children’s Holiday Cookie Class, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 9, Durango Natural Foods, 575 E. 8th Ave. www.durangonaturalfoods.coop.
 
Free Legal Self-Help Clinic, 2-5 p.m., Dec. 12, Ignacio Community Library. 563-9287.
 
Morning with Santa, 9-11 a.m., Dec. 13, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. 375-7135.
 
Blue Lotus Feet Kirtan, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 13, Inhabit-A Center for Learning, Growth & Transformation, 1970 E. 3rd Ave.
 
The Midwifery Model of Care, 6 p.m., Dec. 16, Durango Natural Foods, 575 E. 8th Ave. www.durangonaturalfoods.coop.
 
Avalanche Awareness Course, presented by Friends of the San Juans, 6 p.m., Dec. 18, Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave. www.thesanjuans.org.
 
Black Velvet performs, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Dec. 6, Derailed Saloon.
 
Violist Danny DeSantis & Friends perform, St. Mark’s Recital Series, 7 p.m., Feb. 13, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. durangorecitals.com.
 
Marilyn Mangold on piano, part of the Recital Series, 7 p.m., March 27, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Drive. 385-8668.

 

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