Featured Events This Week

 Thursday, January 23rd
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Starting Your Business Workshop
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Learn to navigate the steps to start your specific business. Learn from experienced professionals in the fields of Business Planning, Finance Options, Marketing, Legal Structure and Taxes. Gain valuable, local resources.    Free - Confidential, One-on-one private counseling sessions available.
Thursday Afternoon Jazz with the Gypsy Swing Duo
3:30pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Stop by Sorrel Sky Gallery on Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm and enjoy the sounds of gypsy jazz music from JR Cook and Mark Simmons. AND… while you are here, take a look at the work of our world-class artists! Each Thursday starting January 9, through February 27, 2020.
Securing the West Slope&aposs Water Future
5:30pm / 4Corners Riversports
Conservation Colorado and the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance invite you to hear from a panel of local business owners, farmers, scientists, and water managers on innovative water conservation projects that curb our water use and build drought resilience.   Free food (Mexican food, vegetarian choices available) and Drinks (donated by brewery, non-alcoholic options available).    5:30pm doors, 6pm-8pm event.
Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Eno's Weekly Open Mic Night is happening from 6-8pm! Come with your guitar, your voice, some friends, or just you and listen to some local artists!
Golden Dragon Acrobats
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Returning once again to Durango, the widely popular Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will astound and amaze as the troupe delivers, as the New York Post reported, “… beautifully choreographed routines showcasing their amazing skills and physicality, accompanied by a musical score of traditional Chinese music filtered through a New Age sensibility… Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls – and with props as varied as ladders and giant spinning wheels – the performers show just why they’re world-famous.”
Free Beer Bingo
8:00pm / The Roost
Come play Beer Bingo every Thursday Night at The Roost for your chance to win great prizes! There will be swag giveaways and some prizes include free drink and food to Cuckoo's Chicken House, The Roost and Animas City Theatre!
 Friday, January 24th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Sacred Psoas Healing Retreat
5:00pm / Smiley Building Studio 10
THE NEW YEAR SACRED PSOAS RETREAT  This illuminating and uplifting retreat starts on Friday evening and continues on Saturday to set the tone for a truly transformational experience. I’m thrilled to share with you a new paradigm in healing body-mind-spirit rooted in ancient yoga therapeutics and breath work, as well as, leading edge work in neuropsychology, spiritual awakening, and healing “Gaia” planetary principles.   Enjoy gentle, therapeutic yoga modified for all ages, shapes, and abilities. Learn liberating breath work and mindful movement cultivating profound embodied presence. Release your psoas “muscle of the soul” to enhance freedom, function, flexibility and ease in your body again.   Discover how your posture is actually a “shape” and learn how to “re-shape” your self for deep healing and enhanced vitality. Delve into emotional authenticity exercises and body oriented inquiry designed to free your body-mind-spirit of trapped energy and old limitations.   SET YOUR INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR AND EMBODY MORE GRACE, PEACE, EASE, AND JOY AS YOU EMBRACE TRUE HOPE FOR HEALING AND AWAKENING.   Register today! This retreat is sure to fill as space is limited to 15.
Robin Davis Duo at the Distillery
6:00pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Live music from 6-8pm in The Tasting Room
Community Foundation - Making a Difference: Erik Weihenmayer
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The Community Foundation serving SW CO is bringing in Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest, as our next Making a Difference speaker. He is an athlete, adventurer, motivational speaker and best-selling author of No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. Join us to hear his inspiring story.
Desert Thunder
8:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Desert Thunder playing classic and new country at The Wild Horse! Dance away!!
Marvel Years with Special Guest
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Electro Soul / Future Funk / Hip Hop Producer & Live Guitarist   $12/$15/18+   Tickets available at the Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company, and online at www.animascitytheatre.com   http://www.marvelyearsmusic.com  https://www.facebook.com/MarvelYears/  https://www.open.spotify.com/artist/6X2cD6Y4zRNwn8ZkYPHKe6  https://www.soundcloud.com/marvel-years-official https://www.instagram.com/marvelyears/<b r> https://www.twitter.com/marvelyears  http://www.youtube.com/c/marvelyears   Marvel Years Bio  Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has found a welcome place for himself within the increasingly popular glitch-hop / electro-soul dance music scene. In just a short period of time, his progression has become outright impossible to ignore. Much more than your average DJ/producer, Marvel Years incorporates electric guitar in his live performances. His approach to blending electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, classic rock, soul, jazz and hip-hop. “Classic rock has been a huge influence on me,” Wythe explains. “I love breathing new life into those older songs. I think that’s a good medium for bringing new listeners into my music because they can relate to that stuff. I improvise (on live guitar) over a lot of my stuff.”   Follow Marvel Years official Spotify playlist #TurnItLoose here: http://spoti.fi/2uSHKNA   “If Vermont-based artist Marvel Years, AKA Cory Wythe, isn’t on your list of artists to watch yet, now is definitely the time to add him to it. The producer and live guitarist tastefully blends elements of classic rock, electronic, funk, jazz and more into soulful creations that exude energy with each release.” - ThisSongIsSick.com   “Cory Wythe does not have a ceiling when it comes to the art of remixing, as he is known for taking natural classics and turning them into burning supernovae that no human can fight the urge to let go and dance their asses off.” – The Untz
 Saturday, January 25th
Looking Glass Art Show
8:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Sacred Psoas Healing Retreat
10:00am / Smiley Building Studio 10
THE NEW YEAR SACRED PSOAS RETREAT  This illuminating and uplifting retreat starts on Friday evening and continues on Saturday to set the tone for a truly transformational experience. I’m thrilled to share with you a new paradigm in healing body-mind-spirit rooted in ancient yoga therapeutics and breath work, as well as, leading edge work in neuropsychology, spiritual awakening, and healing “Gaia” planetary principles.   Enjoy gentle, therapeutic yoga modified for all ages, shapes, and abilities. Learn liberating breath work and mindful movement cultivating profound embodied presence. Release your psoas “muscle of the soul” to enhance freedom, function, flexibility and ease in your body again.   Discover how your posture is actually a “shape” and learn how to “re-shape” your self for deep healing and enhanced vitality. Delve into emotional authenticity exercises and body oriented inquiry designed to free your body-mind-spirit of trapped energy and old limitations.   SET YOUR INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR AND EMBODY MORE GRACE, PEACE, EASE, AND JOY AS YOU EMBRACE TRUE HOPE FOR HEALING AND AWAKENING.   Register today! This retreat is sure to fill as space is limited to 15.
NTLIVE: All My Sons
11:00am / Animas City Theatre
$14/18  Doors 10:30am  Show 11:00am   Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.   America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.   But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.   Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.
Fly Fishing 101
12:00pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Our Fly Fishing 101 class is based on the Orvis 101 Fly Fishing class and is free to attend. Please call or stop by the shop to sign up.   Learn all the basics to get you out on the water. Instruction in gear needed, knots, basic fly selection and casting instruction. Everything you need to get out on the water and give fly fishing a try.   Call us at 970-385-4081. There is no cost for the 101 class.
Design Your Own Rock Band T Shirt
3:00pm / The MakerLab
The MakerLab at the Powerhouse in Durango presents a make your own rock band t-shirt clinic from 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. on Saturday January 25, 2020. People of all ages will be able to make a rock band t-shirt. The $15 entry includes a t-shirt and everything needed to create a personalized shirt just in time for Snowdown. Please RSVP with T-shirt sizes and number of attendees by Tuesday, January 21 to events@powsci.org. Cash bar available
Robbie Pepper
6:00pm / Sky Ute Casino Resort Seven Rivers Restaurant
Seven Rivers Saturday Night Entertainment Presents: Robbie Pepper
Jazz at Eno
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Come in for a night of standard Jazz tunes performed by a handful of local artists!
Desert Thunder
8:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Desert Thunder playing classic and new country at The Wild Horse! Dance away!!
 Sunday, January 26th
Traditional Irish Music Jam Session
12:30pm / The Irish Embassy Pub
Bring your instrument and join in or watch the live entertainment! Kids eat half price all day
NTLIVE: All My Sons
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 1:00pm   Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.   America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.   But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.   Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.
Blue Moon Ramblers
6:00pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Blue Moon Ramblers playing bluegrass and Americana favorites at The Belle!
 Monday, January 27th
Looking Glass Art Show ALL WEEK
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Powder Hounds Art Auction
12:00pm / Durango Art Center
Powder Hounds Art Auction is a month long on-going silent auction of snowboard art by local artists. The 20 art boards will be displayed at various locations in and around Durango for the public to view and are available to bid on online at www.powderhoundsart.com.    Boards begin at a minimum bid of $100 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit LPCHS. We will be introducing "Buy it Now" pricing for each board this year.    A curated show will take place at Durango Art Center on Friday, January 10th - Sunday, January 12th!
Happy Hour Yoga
5:30pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Beat your case of the Mondays with a yoga session, hosted by our favorite yogi, and complementary pint. $10 = 1 hour yoga and 1 pint of beer. Yoga first. Please bring your mat.
Beginning East Coast Swing Class
6:30pm / Smiley Building - Interplay Studio Room 15
Learn the basic steps, essentials of how to lead and follow, fundamental turns and some basic combinations you can use on the dance floor. Each week of this 6 week series builds on the lesson from the week before so be sure to clear your schedule for Monday evenings for the entire series. We strongly recommend you plan to miss no more than one session. This class is a prerequisite for the Swing 2 series.
Social Dance / Swing Practice Dance Session
7:30pm / Smiley Building - Interplay Studio Room 15
The studio will be open for dance practice immediately following the 6:30 pm swing class for a $5 donation. We will play music based on consensus of the participants. Instructors will be available for pointers or for getting through stuck spots on an individual basis.
 Tuesday, January 28th
Great Decisions Durango discussion group
11:30am / Durango Public Library
The Great Decisions Durango discussion group will meet at the Durango Public Library from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. to discuss “Climate Change and the Global Order." Moderator Guinn Unger will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues. The public is invited to attend this free discussion and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Friends Trivia!
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
A night of themed Trivia based around the popular television series, Friends! Come on down and test your knowledge while enjoying a drink at Eno! Winner receives a $20 gift certificate!
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre! Less
Kitchen Dwellers w/s/g TBA
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Kitchen Dwellers with special guest to be announced  $15/$18/18+  Tickets: Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company, www.animascitytheatre.com   Facebook: ?https://www.facebook.com/Kitchen.dwellers  Instagram: ?https://www.instagram.com/kitchendwellers  SoundCloud: ?https://soundcloud.com/kitchen­dwellers  Twitter: ?https://twitter.com/Dwellergrass  Bands In Town: http://www.bandsintown.com/KitchenDwellers  Website: http://?www.kitchendwellers.com   Kitchen Dwellers Bio  "This all started as a series of jam sessions in the kitchen,” says Joe Funk, bassist for the breakout progressive bluegrass band Kitchen Dwellers. “We were getting together to play covers and traditional music and old-time tunes for fun after school, and everything else just really evolved from there.”   For Kitchen Dwellers, "everything else,” as Funk so modestly puts it, has been nothing short of remarkable. In the near decade they’ve been together, the Montana-based four-piece has performed for thousands at Red Rocks, shared bills with the likes of Railroad Earth, The Infamous String Dusters, and Twiddle, graced festival stages from Northwest String Summit to WinterWonderGrass, and transcended traditional genre boundaries, blending virtuosic bluegrass wizardry with ecstatic rock and roll energy and adventurous psychedelia. With their spectacular new album, ‘Muir Maid,’ the group has come fully into their own, seamlessly blending the past, present, and future of string band music to create their most daring and collaborative work yet.   “This is the first record with all four of us contributing to the writing together,” says guitarist Max Davies, “and the songs really reflect that. You can hear each of our different backgrounds and influences in the music, and you can also hear how much we’ve grown in the last few years, both as individuals and as a band.” While much of that growth can be traced to the group’s relentless tour schedule, they’re also quick to credit the influence of The Infamous Stringdusters’ Chris Pandolfi, who produced ‘Muir Maid’ and helped the band reach new heights in the studio and beyond. “We call it The Panda Effect,” says banjo player Torrin Daniels. “Just by hanging out with a musician like Chris, you absorb what he says and how he approaches songs, and all of the sudden you’re a better musician for it.”   ‘Muir Maid’ follows Kitchen Dwellers’ acclaimed 2017 LP, ‘Ghost In The Bottle,’ which was produced by Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn and featured a slew of special guests, including Little Feat’s Bill Payne and Greensky Bluegrass’s Anders Beck.
 Wednesday, January 29th
42 Annual Snowdown
11:00am / Durango
COLORADO'S PREMIER WINTER CELEBRATION   JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 2, 2020
Snowdown Hair Tinsel: Rock of Hair Bling String
12:00pm / Animas Trading Company
Happy SNOWDOWN 202O Durango!    Get ready for 'Rock of Ages' by getting some...Hair Tinsel! Bling String: Hair Tinsel by Ashley Garcia will be blinging out some serious Hair Tinsel!    Stop on by to get ready for this years theme, because nothing screams rock and roll like some fresh tinsel locks! Perfect for any costume to stand out and sparkle. Hope to see you there!
Snowdown Kids Follies
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
One of the most entertaining events of Snowdown!
McDonalds Twilight Nights Series and Triathlon
5:00pm / Purgatory Resort
Hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club!   Four epic and consecutive Wednesdays for skiers, fat bikers, and snowshoers at the base of Purgatory.    Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. at Purgy&aposs. Headlamps required for all racers. Helmets required for bikers.
Matt Rupnow Live
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Local musician Matt Rupnow performs at Eno, so come in for a great glass of wine accompanied by some wonderful live music!
Pub Quiz
6:30pm / The Irish Embassy Pub
Come join us! Weekly prizes!
Snowdown Teen Follies
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
One of the most entertaining events of Snowdown!
Open Mic Night
7:30pm / The Roost
Seeking local musicians, comedians and poets to join us for Open Mic Night at The Roost every Wednesday. Sign up is at 7:30pm and performances begin at 8:00. All performers will receive a free drink. We have limited space for full bands, so please limit music to acoustic or please contact us to arrange anything else
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