Events This Week

 Friday, March 1st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Southwest Coast IPA Beer Release
11:00am / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us Friday for the release of our newest beer, Southwest Coast IPA! It's the perfect beer brewed for the 4 corners states of CO, UT, AZ and NM.
Mardi Gras Party and Parade
12:00pm / The Powderhouse & Pitchfork Pub at Purgatory Resort
Join us for an unforgettable post-Mardi Gras celebration at the powder house followed by an informal parade down the mountain.
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl
4:00pm / ArtRoom Collective (Smiley Building)
Lettering Play — FREE markers!   Come play with the largest brush nib marker in the world! A new ink and marker has hit the market and will be making an exclusive debut in The ArtRoom on First Friday -- Join us!   The ArtRoom Collective's featured artist for March is Heather Leavitt Martinez of Let's Letter Together! At our First Friday demonstration on March 1, 5:30pm, Heather Martinez will be sharing brush lettering tips. Stop by during the demo and leave with a FREE marker you can take with you.   The ArtRoom Collective at The Smiley is a diverse, working studio gallery where 22 artists, jewelers, potters, hat makers and others create, display and sell their handmade goods. Creating, collaborating and sharing their passion with the community.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Pet Bowl
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Pet Bowl. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a unique piece of pottery. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!    $35.00 Per Participant  *One complimentary drink included with class
Opening Reception: Resonance: Art Gallery & Showcase
5:00pm / FLC McPherson Chaple
RESONANCE embodies an echoing of Christ that enriches and reverberates within a cultural atmosphere. Community is enhanced when synergy is embraced, and each individual is building up the whole. This art gallery and showcase seeks to remind us of the harmonies and melodies each member of Christ's body contributes to make a symphony of sound, vision, and action. We invite Christian art forms such as music, poetry, and visual pieces.    The opening reception will be held in the McPherson Chapel at Fort Lewis on March 1st at 5 pm.   Don't miss this opportunity to experience the harmonies and melodies of Christian artistry as we come together to celebrate the Resonance of Christ within our community. Mark your calendars and join us for a truly uplifting event! #Resonance #ChristianArtistry #CommunityCelebration
Opening Reception: Connections Across Continents: A First Friday Art Walk Feature
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us for Durango's First Friday art walk featuring a curated selection of paintings by Sean Diediker.   This exhibition will run from March 1st - March 15th, 2024.
First Fridays: Hot Mike Art Party
5:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Now it's time for something a little different! Calling all local artists and lovers of art for a unique First Friday event at EsoTerra. This is an Art Party, because it goes one step further than an art show.   Abstract art from new local artist Hot Mike  80's Dance Music  90's Movie Trivia  Prizes and fun for all  FREE Entry!   EsoTerra Ciderworks proudly introduces Hot Mike, a vibrant addition to the Durango art scene. Known for his dynamic abstract paintings, Mike brings a unique fusion of pastel palettes, black, white, and neon accents to his canvases. He cuts, builds, and stretches his own canvas in town to create one-of-a-kind pieces.   You can find Hot Mike on IG: @flaming_hot_mike
Let's Love Lettering
5:30pm / The ArtRoom
Come play with the largest brush nib marker in the world! A new ink and marker has hit the market and will be making an exclusive debut in The ArtRoom on First Friday!   The ArtRoom Collective's featured artist for March is Heather Leavitt Martinez of Let's Letter Together! At our First Friday demonstration on March 1, 5:30pm, Heather Martinez will be sharing brush lettering tips. Stop by during the demo and leave with a FREE marker you can take with you. The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl is March 1, from 4pm - 7pm. Come talk with local artists, be inspired by creative work, or buy a local, handcrafted item for yourself or a special someone at the Smiley Building at 1309 East Third Avenue in Durango, Colorado. Heather Leavitt Martinez is an award-winning author and lettering artist. When she's not traveling the world and drawing on walls, she's teaching lettering classes at The ArtRoom and around town. She also takes commissions: hand-lettered quotes and poems, love letters, sidewalk chalkboards, murals, and other signage.
MC Contest: Be the Next Animas River Days MC
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
We're hiring an MC for Animas River Days! You can get a sneak peek of their "mad skillz" when the MCs compete for the gig on March 1st at the Durango Elks Lodge! Learn more info about MCing at www.animasriverdays.com/mc-contest   This is a FREE and family-friendly event! The public is invited to come cheer on their favorite MCs.
Meet the Filmmakers Party
6:00pm / The Oxford
Meet the filmmakers of the Durango Independent Film Festival! Cash bar, light appetizers by Farm to Fingers Grazing
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
The Wolves
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
Monster Energy Presents: SkiiTour with BabyDl
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$30 / $35 / 21+   Unify Mountain Soundz providing HSD Sound System Subs   SkiiTour - A fun-loving DJ/production duo from Whistler, Canada are known for their upbeat "feel-good house music that keeps the vibe groovy" (DJ Mag) as well as channelling a retro ski aesthetic. Their annual high-energy après ski parties at Shambhala Music Festival have become legendary and their tracks have been supported by Diplo, Fedde Le Grande, Benny Benassi, Anna Lunoe, Zedd, David Guetta, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, JAUZ, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, Claptone, and more.   SkiiTour has accumulated over 6 million plays through streaming platforms and has made Mixmag & DJ Mag's "Track of the Month" multiple times. On top of their steady output of productions, they maintain a global touring schedule of 80+ shows per year, including festivals like Shambhala, Burning Man, Chasing Summer, Bass Coast, Snowbombing Canada and many more.    In the spring of 2022 they set out on a very successful 24-city APRAVÈS TOUR which had sold-out dates across Canada. They also released the single "Double Double" on Rock Bottom Records which spend over a month on Beatport Bass House Top 100 chart.   The COVID lockdown didn't slow them down at all. They performed numerous live streams for some of the biggest house music channels (Dirtybird, SpaceYacht, ShambhalaMusicFestival, itsGOODTV) and recently were awarded the coveted Twitch Partner title. They also released the downtempo "Too Hot Too Cold feat FRASE" which became a Spotify Editorial playlist darling and warranted a remix package. They also released the successful single "Lose Of Heads" on Box Of Cat & put out "Rattlesnake" on Space Yacht.    SkiiTour started 2019 with a bang, holding onto the #1 song on Beatport Electro House charts with 'Redlight' for 5 straight weeks. This collaboration with Marten Hørger became a festival staple worldwide. SkiiTour's collaboration with SmallTown DJs & Dances With White Girls "Bad Behaviour" premiered on Diplo & Friends (BBC Radio 1) and charted on Beatport after being released by A-Trak's Fool's Gold Records.   The summer of 2019 SkiiTour released their underground hit "Blue Caboose" on DND Records which spent 3 months on Beatport's Future House charts and became a house anthem for Western Canada.   SkiiTour has recently signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Monster Energy and was nominated for Electronic & Dance Artist Of The Year at the 2020 BreakOut West Awards.   In the spring of 2016, they started up their own record label, Double Black Records.
Fresh Baked Fridays
9:00pm / Roxys
Squoze and Ravenous are bringing the heat to the dance floor this Friday at Roxy's! Join us for the very freshest in house, techno, and electro.    No cover, 21+, food served until late.
 Saturday, March 2nd
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
Cultural Guards of Durangos Magical History
9:00am / Durango Arts Center
The 2024 Winter GOAL Program, Cultural Guards of Durango's Magical History, will occur the first Saturday of January, February and March. Ages 11 to 17   As cultural guards, we will continue creating a book of Illustrations from the stories of Durango's Forgotten Pioneers. Stories in order to preserve the historical significance of Durango. We will be visiting the Elks Lodge, in January, the Rochester Hotel in February, and the 1880's Durango High School Building in March. Students will enjoy learning illustrative drawing techniques, skills in ink drawing and colored inks used in illustrating and painting with gauche.    Each month, you will also learn lessons on leadership by memorable seniors of Durango!   Please Join Us, this is a program you don't want to miss! For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Art Education, at deena@durangoarts.org. Scholarships Available! GOAL offers young people, ages 11 to 17, regardless of expression or identity, the opportunity to experience art, leadership and art-based opportunities.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Coke Race #2
9:00am / Durango Nordic Ski Club
This long standing Durango event brings skiers together to celebrate winter from beginning to end.    If there isn't enough snow, this race will be pushed to Sunday, Jan. 1.   Race Lengths: 10 or 5 km (adult); 5, 3, or 1.5 km (kids)   Schedule:   9 AM - 9:45 AM: Check in and bib pick up  10:00 AM: 10 KM race start  10:02 AM: 5 KM race start  10:04 AM: 3 KM race start  10:06 AM: 1.5 KM race start   Medals will be awarded to the first three female and male finishers in each distance. Medal ceremony will take place near the start/finish line after the race.
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Introduction to Nature Journaling
10:00am / Smiley Building (Studio 105)
Do you enjoy being in nature? Do you value attention and focus? Join us for an Introduction to Nature Journaling. I will introduce a journaling practice that uses numbers, pictures, and words to record observations of nature. The practice will magnify gratitude, help make connections and increase your sense of wonder. It's enjoyable, accessible, and a practice you can take anywhere. Don't worry if you don't consider yourself good at drawing. Everyone is welcome and all supplies provided. $40
The Wolves
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
Urinetown: The Musical
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Native Lens Reception
3:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Part of the Durango Independent Film Festival, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Public Media. Beverages, light appetizers by Farm to Fingers Grazing
Native Lens Media Fellowship Film Exposure Program Showcase
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Native Lens, Vision Maker Media, and the Durango Independent Film Festival welcome the 2024 Native Lens Media Fellows: Jules Joe, Nika Arce, Eva Bear, Ellyse Fredericks, Evan Smith, Sommer Lopez, Tonya Tolino, Sierra Buffalohead, Tyler Socé.   The Native Lens Media Fellowship is a month-long series of workshops for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians aged 18-24 who are interested in learning the crafts of video production and digital storytelling. Join the Fellows for the premiere of their short films followed by a screening of Indigenous documentaries from Native Lens and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media's Film Exposure Program.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
20MOONS present "Facets: A Life Reflected"
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
"Facets" features ten San Juan Symphony musicians joining forces with 20MOONS contemporary dance theater artists to re-envision and reimagine the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as an embodied journey through the many transformative experiences of a human life.
Hawaiian Luau & Ukulele Open Mic
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Tired of winter? Dig your bikinis, board shorts and Hawaiian shirts out of the closet and come on down for a Hawaiian Luau Party!   We will be cranking up the heat and mixing up some special drinks for you in the anticipation of summer beach time. We've got you covered with grass skirts, flower lei's and a group hula lesson. We will also have a Ukulele open Mic for those of you with the skills to be on stage!
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
The Wolves
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
 Sunday, March 3rd
First Tracks Brunch Experience
7:30am / Dantes Backside Bistro
We’re offering the opportunity for a limited number of guests to board Lift 1 at 7:30 am and ski a few laps on Lift 3 before the mountain opens. Celebrate at the Backside Bistro afterwards with Champagne, warm pastries and a plated brunch, served up fresh.
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
The Wolves
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
 Monday, March 4th
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
Paws For Celebration On-line Auction Last Day!
8:00am / On-line Auction
Our annual online auction fundraiser!  February 24th through March 4th, 2024  Benefiting Parker's Animal Rescue!   Thank you for our sponsors:  Tile & Light Art of Durango   Maynes, Bradford, Shipps and Sheftel LLP  Tina Miely - Real Estate | Durango, CO  Title Durango  Alpine Bank  Durango Motor Company  Creature Comforts
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Register Now! Ladies Night 1.0 at Horse Empower!
9:00am / Horse Empower Indoor Arena
There is just nothing like the bond that develops between women and horses. It's an experience, a connection like no other and they teach us so much in the process. Get up close and personal with our horses. Build trust and confidence. Develop new communication skills, self-awareness and experience firsthand how our horses respond and embrace you as part of their herd. Our Ladies Night is an excellent avenue to foster new relationships and network within our 4 Corners Community. Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 1
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Lunch Workshop: Planning for Retirement
12:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Come sip on some cider and join us to learn more about planning for retirement where Jake Darsch, from Barnum Financial Group, will dive in and cover the following topics:   • Having control over day-to-day/month-to-month finances  • Having the capacity to absorb financial shock  • Being on track to meet financial goals  • Financial freedom to enjoy life
The North Face Presents Reel Rock 18
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Don't miss the Reel Rock 18 premiere event in Durango. Presented by The North Face, Black Diamond and Yeti. Immerse yourself in four gripping new climbing films from across the globe: a visionary first ascent on Japan's mythical Mt. Mizugaki; a climbing community held together in war-torn Ukraine; a treacherous free ascent of Jirishanca in the Peruvian Andes; and an exploration of Mallorca's deep-water soloing.   Supported locally by Pine Needle Mountaineering, San Juan Mountain Guides, and Backcountry Experience.   Hall doors at 6:00pm / Show at 7:00pm
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 5th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 2
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
Big Something: Headspace Tour with The Ries Brothers
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   $35 / $40 / 21+   Big Something  Hailing from the North Carolina countryside, or "The Middle of Nowhere," as it's proudly dubbed on their debut album, the 6 headed musical monster known as 'Big Something' has steadily become one of the most unique and exciting rock bands to emerge from the Southeast. Their musical alchemy is deeply rooted in the strong bond of its members—Nick MacDaniels [lead vocals, guitar], Jesse Hensley [lead guitar, vocals], Casey Cranford [saxophone, E.W.I. "Electronic Wind Instrument"], Ben Vinograd [drums], Josh Kagel [keys, trumpet], and Matt Laird [bass].   After over a decade of touring together with 7 full-length studio albums produced by GRAMMY-nominee John Custer and even their own Summer music festival The Big What?, Big Something has emerged as a grassroots phenomenon in the live music community.   "I'm proud that we've stuck together through all of this," notes Nick. "We have our own unique thing as a group, and I'm very excited about where it's always been going."   The band has progressively evolved their catalog with each subsequent release. From their debut album Stories from the Middle of Nowhere in 2010, through fan favorites a la Big Something [2013], Truth Serum [2014], Tumbleweed [2017], The Otherside [2018], and Escape [2020], they have constantly pushed the boundaries of their sound. Among many highlights, "Song For Us" and "Love Generator" have accumulated millions of Spotify streams, while their performances at Sweetwater 420 Fest, Lock'n, Electric Forest, Peach Music Festival, Summer Camp, High Sierra and 10 years of their own festival, The Big What? have further solidified their place as luminaries of progressive improvisational rock.   Their seventh studio album, Headspace [out 11/17 on Truth Serum Records], is significant for the band in many ways. Featuring a collection of songs written over the past few years as the world emerged from a strange moment in history, Headspace was inspired in large part by the ongoing conversations surrounding mental health. As the band releases each new single, they will also spotlight several non-profit organizations focused on helping people navigate mental health and wellness. Headspace will also mark the band's last studio release with founding members Doug Marshall (bass) and Josh Kagel (keys/trumpet), both of whom announced their retirement from touring in 2023. For the new album, Big Something journeyed to Cannon Falls, MN to track at the legendary Pachyderm Recording Studios— birthplace of Nirvana's In Utero. Accompanied by longtime producer John Custer, they lived together in a guest house overlooking a serene trout stream tucked away into nature.
 Wednesday, March 6th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 3
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Black Balloon Day
5:30pm / Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom
Join the ROAR Coalition and local partners for Black Balloon Day, a day dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding substance use and honoring those we've lost to substance use. We can come together as a community to acknowledge the struggles individuals face and to offer our support and empathy. By sharing stories, providing resources and offering a helping hand, we can make a difference. Let's replace judgement with compassion, shame with understanding and stigma with support. Join us on Black Balloon Day March 6th at 5:30 located in the Fort Lewis College Ballroom. Together we can make a difference. Visit www.roarlaplata.com for more information. This event is open to the public.
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at the Hive for a poetry writing workshop! Meet us in the skatepark and bring a friend! Open to all!
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, March 7th
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 4
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Intro to 3D Printing
12:00pm / Center for Innovation ( 2nd floor Main Mall)
Get hands-on with cutting-edge technology, learn how to discover and print amazing creations. Perfect for beginning your 3D printing journey.
Cinematic Creations
12:00pm / Center for Innovation ( 2nd floor Main Mall)
Are you new to the exciting world of social media or video creation? Join us Thursday from noon - 1:00 pm for our "Basic Social Media and Content Creation Support" session!   In this series, we're here to assist you in navigating the introductory aspects of social media and video production. Whether you're just starting your online journey or looking to enhance your skills, our supportive community is here to guide you every step of the way.
Real-World Theatre Speaker Series with Playwright Alex Riad
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College - Theatre Building, Main Stage Theatre
Durango PlayFest welcomes Alex Riad, an Egyptian-American playwright and graduate of the Juilliard School, as a guest speaker in a free speaker series open to the public. Riad will talk about his experiences in becoming a playwright, attending Juilliard and other aspects of the theatre industry. Students encouraged to attend.   Riad's play, "Heartbeat," was featured at PlayFest's 2023 festival. The New York-based writer has been a part of The Lark's Middle Eastern Writers Lab, a member of The Actor's Studio Playwright Unit, a Lila Acheson Wallace American playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School, and is currently under commission at the Atlantic Theater Company via the Judith Champion Launch Commission Program.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition
4:30pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Live Music: High Altitude Blues
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in our tasting room with live music from High Altitude Blues.
Animas Chocolate and Wine Tasting Fundraiser for WRC
5:30pm / Animas Chocolate Company & Coffee Company
Join the Women's Resource Center to kick off the celebration of Women's History Month at Animas Chocolate company for a delicious chocolate and wine tasting. Come show your support for WRC and local women who advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
4th Annual Power to Act Dignity First! Dinner
6:00pm / Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom
Join us for our 4th Annual Power to Act Dignity First! Dinner Fundraiser! We invite you for a purposeful + powerful evening and ACT! Enjoy a delightful dinner, door prizes, Favorite Things Silent Auction, Heartfelt Home Store: Dining Room Edition, and participate in a Make an ImpACT Service Project. Discover more about our impact and provide justice + kindness + dignity to women facing adversity in our local and global community. We invite you to save your seat at the Dignity First! Dinner whether you are new to our community or have attended before. We look forward to seeing you there!   Offering Early Bird Tickets, Multi-Guest Discount, and Door Prize Entry. Early Bird {ending 3/1} || $35  Multi-Guest || $30  At the Door {starting 3/2} || $40  See you there!
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
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