Events This Week

 Monday, September 26th
Cascade Canyon Express excursions All week
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Doyle Hostetler Exhibition All Week
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
A realistic subject placed on a muted, abstract background. This clearly identifiable style of Doyle Hostetler invites the viewer to create their own narrative.
National Park Paintings Art Show All Week
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New paintings by Cindy Coleman from her recent artist residency at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve & Education Center. National Park series including Acadia, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef & Zion
2022 Faculty Biennial Mon -Thurs this week!
11:00am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
FLC Art Gallery presents the 2022 FACULTY BIENNIAL featuring artwork by the Department of Art & Design faculty!    The exhibit will run 9/15 - 10/19/22.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
 Tuesday, September 27th
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Beginning Bridge Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays!
2:30pm / Durango La Plata Senior Center
Learn to Play the World's Best Game!   Tuesdays 2:30-5:30 pm and Thursdays 9-11 am & 12:30-3:30 pm. Durango La Plata Sr Center, 2424 Main Ave.    Students pay only $45 (books & supplies). No partner needed. Singles welcome. Sponsored by Durango Bridge Club http://www.durangobridgeclub.org.    For more info & to enroll contact Michelle at harlowshell@icloud.com or 970.946.9989.
Twin Buttes Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes of Durango
Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a mid-June to early October market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs, and sometimes honey, grown or produced by Twin Buttes farmers you'll come to know. We also offer numerous frozen cuts of locally-raised, grass-fed beef.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Volunteer Advocate Hotline Training
4:00pm / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, to staff our 24-Hour hotline, including those who are bi-lingual. This is a mobile opportunity. All you need is a phone and a private confidential space to take a call. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free, comprehensive training.    Next Volunteer Training, September 20th through Oct 4th. Training will be held on Fort Lewis campus. For more information call the office at 970-247-4374 or email volunteer coordinator at advocacy-services@alternativehorizons.org. Go to our website https://alternativehorizons.org/get-involved/#volunteer
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture.   This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
Circus Extravaganza
6:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Jordan World Circus is bringing back the fun! Come early and ride the rides and meet the circus stars!    Tickets can be purchased at the gate 1 hour prior to the show or online.
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, September 28th
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Great Garden Series: Bees and Honey, A Sticky Conversation
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the Durango Public Library for the Great Garden Series! In this presentation, we'll hear all about Bees and Honey from Danny Culhane, owner of Honeyville.
Great Garden Series: Bees and Honey a Sticky Conversation
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us to learn about the history of bees and honey and what's currently going on in the honey business. Presentation by Danny Culhane, Owner of Honeyville. This presentation will be Free and open to all Spanish language interpretation available!
Abejas y miel: una conversación pegajosa
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Miércoles, 28 de septiembre 4 p.m. en la sala de programas de la Biblioteca Pública de Durango Gratis y abierto a todo público ¡Interpretación al español disponible! Acompáñenos para aprender sobre la historia de las abejas y la miel, y lo que está sucediendo actualmente en la industria. Presentación de Danny Culhane, Honeyville
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
Animas City Night Bazaar
6:00pm / Animas Alley
Art | Community-building | Performances | Live Music | Games | Contests | Fun for all ages!   Go to website to reference locations as they may vary on Animas Alley!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Catching Flies, Smiley Coyote, White Saeculum
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Tickets 18+ / $18 / $20   Catching Flies -aka multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ George King -released his debut album 'Silver Linings' in July 2019. Containing shades of everything from hip-hop to house, from soul to jazz, it was hailed as 'a soundtrack to Summertime'by the 405-and was awarded album of the month by Future Musicwho described it as 'a brilliantly eclectic record... a moving journey that will last long in the memory.'Clash Magazinepraised the LP's 'killer beats'and 'artfully orchestrated introspection,'whilst London In Stereopraised it's 'exceptional production.'Other press coverage for the album included The Guardian, Complex, Nowness, iD Magazine, Dazed & Confused, The Line of Best Fitand more. He has received radio support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Annie Mac, Lauren Laverne, Mary Anne Hobbes& Huw Stephens. Artist support for 'Silver Linings' has come from the likes of Bonobo, Jungle, Loyle Carner, Nils Frahm, George Fitzgeraldand Lane 8. He toured the album performing headline Live shows throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, as well as DJ shows at Bonobo's 'OUTLIER' eventseriesin Europe and North America. He was also recently nominated for a BAFTA ('Best Music' category) for his soundtrack work on a video game.   Following on from the success of his debut album, Catching Flies presents 'Silver Linings Remixed'(released 17thApril 2020), a remix album featuring versions of tracks from his debut album reimagined by DJ Seinfeld, Andhim, Soundbwoy Killah, Laurence Guy, RonBasejam, Grandbrothersand more.Press support and acclaim has come from Mixmag, DJ Mag, Crack Magand Dummy Mag. Artist support from the likes of Caribou, Bonobo, Mall Grab, George Fitzgerald, Solomun,Damian Lazarus,Loyle Carnerand more. Radio support from the likes of Pete Tong, Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Danny Howardand JamzSupernova.Typically wide ranging on genre, the mood progresses from ambient soundscapes to hip hop beats, deep disco and house tobreakbeats and emotive techno. Linking the album together includes a new Catching Flies track 'Daymarks', a "Part 2" version of 'Yu' which features a transatlantic rap collaboration between the UK's Jehstand US's Blu(of Blu and Exile fame) and Catching Flies' own "Ambient Reprise" of 'Satisfied'.   Smiley Coyote is a Durango local producer/dj that is an organizer for the local Ecstatic Dance Community,    Smiley Coyote dwells in the southwest where the desert meets the mountains. Music has been streaming through his veins since birth. Having been engulfed by the electronic music evolution, he's been along for the ride since the 90's. West Coast festivals such as Burning Man.
 Thursday, September 29th
Share Your Garden Thursdays!
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange (just north of the hot springs)
Gathers produce to distribute to those in need in our community. Bring your extra veggies and fruit to help out.
Start-up Stretch and Flex
12:00pm / Center for Innovation
Learn how to create graphics for your digital campaigns.
Sustainable Back to School Social
3:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
The new Durango Sustainable Goods store in the Smiley Building (studio 12) is celebrating back to school with a weekly sustainable social event every Thursday in August and September. Bring the whole family and enjoy local tea, cookie, and ice-cream tastings, plus sustainable school product prizes and giveaways!
Volunteer Advocate Hotline Training
4:00pm / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, to staff our 24-Hour hotline, including those who are bi-lingual. This is a mobile opportunity. All you need is a phone and a private confidential space to take a call. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free, comprehensive training.    Next Volunteer Training, September 20th through Oct 4th. Training will be held on Fort Lewis campus. For more information call the office at 970-247-4374 or email volunteer coordinator at advocacy-services@alternativehorizons.org. Go to our website https://alternativehorizons.org/get-involved/#volunteer
Durango Film presents the 2022 Manhattan Short Film Festival
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango Film is proud to present the 25th Annual Manhattan Film Festival. This global Oscar® qualifying film festival is a cinematic treat. If you like international films, this festival is for you! Durango and Cortez are two of over 500 cities spanning six continents who get to share in this experience. Global audiences will vote for best picture and best actor.    Sept 29 | 4pm & 7pm | Durango Arts Center | 802 E 2nd Av Sept 30 | 7pm | Sunflower Theatre - Cortez | 8 E Main
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Ska-BQ: The Jelly Bellys
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Thrasher Thursdays
5:00pm / Durango Skate Park
All ages and experience welcome!
Live music with Rob Webster
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
Durango Cowboy Gathering Premiere Performer Dave Stamey
6:00pm / Durango VFW Hall
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer and a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted seven times Entertainer of the Year, seven times Male Performer of the Year and five times Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. Cowboys and Indians magazine has called him "the Charlie Russell of Western Music." Western Horseman declared his "Vaquero Song" to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. In November of 2016 Dave was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame. He's delighted audiences in 23 states and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Do not miss out on the opportunity to see the performer who True West magazine named the Best Living Solo Musician 4 years in a row! Two shows: 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. Get your tickets now! https:/www.tix.com/ticket-sales/DurangoCowboyGathering/4678/event/1280871
'The Apricot Dumpling Gang' - Western Variety Show with a Twist
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
It's a play! It's a variety show! A youthful gang tries to foil a bank robbery. The Featured Performers from the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be on hand to give you an evening filled with music and laughter. Entrance next to the Ore House Restaurant on College Drive. Cash bar. Children 12 and under are Free with an adult. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.    Doors open at 5:00 pm - Show starts at 6:00 pm.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
Durango Film presents the 2022 Manhattan Short Film Festival
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango Film is proud to present the 25th Annual Manhattan Film Festival. This global Oscar® qualifying film festival is a cinematic treat. If you like international films, this festival is for you! Durango and Cortez are two of over 500 cities spanning six continents who get to share in this experience. Global audiences will vote for best picture and best actor.    Sept 29 | 4pm & 7pm | Durango Arts Center | 802 E 2nd Av Sept 30 | 7pm | Sunflower Theatre - Cortez | 8 E Main
Merely Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT
7:00pm / Merely Underground
All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. Music and poetry escort romance into the Forest of Arden where best friends stick together and love notes grow on trees. Our playful production is filled with flirtatious disguise, witty encounters, inventive puppetry, original music, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Professional out-of-town actors Erika Vetter, Adam Fontana, and Zachary Chiero appear as Rosalind, Orlando, and Touchstone, joining a company of experienced and talented locals in the show that gave Merely Players our name.   Preshow Plot chats are offered 45 minutes before each show begins and are included in the ticket price. The show is appropriate for the entire family.   Tickets: $30
 Friday, September 30th
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Cowboy Music and Poetry Train
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Musicians and Poets will be featured in various cars. Train leaves promptly at 9:45 AM (be there early). Arrives at Cascade Canyon at lunch time. There will be more entertainment in the pavilion as you enjoy a box lunch in beautiful surroundings.    Box lunches available when purchasing tickets or bring your own. There is also a concession car on the train serving light snacks.    Vintage Coach $81.00 for adults, $57 for children, Open Air Gondola $89 Adults; $65 Children. (8% Historic Preservation Fee will be included) Reservations 970-247-2733 or 888-872-4607
Cowboy Gathering Trail Ride and Lunch
10:00am / Bears Ranch
Offered by Bears Ranch (Hwy 550N), this beautiful 2 hour horseback ride will take you on a series of interconnected trails through Chris Park and the lovely Haviland Lake areas of the San Juan National Forest. Meander through colorful aspen groves and ponderosa pines as you enjoy breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and Hermosa Cliffs No better way to experience the beauty of Colorado than on the back of a horse. Return to the stables for a delicious catered lunch by Lone Spur Café along while enjoying some genuine cowboy entertainment. Space is limited. Book early! $160 (2 hr. ride and lunch) To purchase tickets go to www.bearsranch.com and click on Reserve Trail Rides or call (970) 844-4049.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
10:30am / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Hosted by FLC Alumni Joshua Emerson. Come get your laughs in early! Featuring Andrea Rossi, Andy Mathews, Billie Jo Gillespie, Cardo Madd, Jared Chandler, Leah Althoff, Maria Palombi, Martin Mandela Morrow, Michael Copenhaver, Scott Fowler
Durango Vintage Festivus
12:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Durango Vintage Festivus is a 3-day celebration of vintage clothing with a fun denim Olympics, vendors from all over the country, live auction of 100+ items, bulk sale, coffee roundtable discussion, camping and live music. Top collectors, buyers, sellers and designers in the clothing and collectible world will mingle and revel in all things vintage. The Vintage Festivus is the first of it's kind in the Four Corners area and will be held at the beautiful outdoor venue at Tico Time Resort.
Vintage LOVE Market
4:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Vintage LOVE market is this weekend. Vintage & artisan shopping event for home, garden & more. Is your style Mid-century? Rustic? Classic? Boho? Industrial? Modern Farmhouse? Whatever your style, find inspiration in beautifully staged booths of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Want a jump on the best Vintage LOVE market finds of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and jewelry? Come for the VIP evening Soiree! Limited to first 200 shoppers. Visit with friends, sip our signature cocktail and be the first to see the gorgeous displays. Benefits the Woman's Resource Center of Durango.    Friday, Sept 30 from 4 till 7 pm, $7* at the door (*also includes General Admission for Sat.10am-4pm). More info at vintageLOVEmarket.com   Vintage LOVE market is only here Fri., Sept 30 thru Sun Oct 2; at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Visit Durango and Honey House Distillery.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
4:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and one of the foremost pianists of vintage American popular music, ragtime, early jazz, Great American Songbook, and more.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Rice 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 Rice Bowl to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You 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. Let the fun begin!   $30.00 Per Participant
Four Corners West Coast Weekend
5:00pm / American Legion
Join the West Slope Westies with award-winning pro dancers and special guest instructors Maxime & Torri Zzaoui for a weekend of workshops designed to take your West Coast Swing to the next level!
Friday Nights with Leah Orlikowski
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms. Seating on spacious lawns. Bring rain gear if there is a chance of rain.  FREE ADMISSION  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.
Women Outside Adventure Forum
6:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Day 1 of the 5th Annual Women Outside Adventure Forum. Our kick-off event brings together local adventurers for a story night + speed friending session. Featuring Tailwind Nutrition Co-Founder Jenny Vierling, local author MK Thompson, ultra-runner & artist Hannah Green, and many more. Then join us on Saturday & Sunday for a collection of hands-on workshops where you can learn how to packraft, prepare for your first desert backpacking trip, and up your outdoor writing and photography skills.    Grab a drink, make a friend, and enter to win prizes from Osprey Packs, Outdoor Research, and more from Backcountry Experience.    The theme for this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is "Permission Slip." Giving yourself permission to pursue a dream is hard. If you've ever felt like you didn't have the know-how, the friends, or even the capacity to try a new activity or embark on a big adventure, this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is for you. We're giving you a permission slip to stop waiting and start doing.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Two Evening Performances
6:00pm / Durango VFW Hall
Two Evening Performances by Cowboy Poets and Musicians. Part of the 34th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Avenue 6:00 and 8:30. For information on performers and to buy tickets, visit https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/DurangoCowboyGathering/4678
Cindy and Mary Present a Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Devise & Conquer members, Mary Quinn and Cindy Laudadio-Hill are excited to showcase both short and long-form improvisation (with a little help from their friends) Hilarity will ensue.
Merely Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT
7:00pm / Merely Underground
All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. Music and poetry escort romance into the Forest of Arden where best friends stick together and love notes grow on trees. Our playful production is filled with flirtatious disguise, witty encounters, inventive puppetry, original music, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Professional out-of-town actors Erika Vetter, Adam Fontana, and Zachary Chiero appear as Rosalind, Orlando, and Touchstone, joining a company of experienced and talented locals in the show that gave Merely Players our name.   Preshow Plot chats are offered 45 minutes before each show begins and are included in the ticket price. The show is appropriate for the entire family.   Tickets: $30
UUFD Recital Series
7:00pm / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Recital will feature piano music with Marilyn Mangold Garst, featuring piano music from three centuries written by composers from six different countries.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Adam Dominguez has been delighting audiences with his witty brand of humor. Hailing from Las Vegas, NV, Adam will be supported by Feature Irma Ruiz and Host David Oakey.
Desert Child with Cousin Curtiss
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Tickets $15/$20/21+   Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   Tickets available now online / Paper Tickets available at Animas Trading Company Thursday June 9th (Cash Only)   Desert Child is a rock band based out of the Four Corners, combining soul, country and alternative. With their screaming guitars, tight rhythm section and lush harmonies the boys will get you moving. Bring your dancing shoes and leave your blues at home.   Cousin Curtiss brings to the stage a fiery dynamic rarely seen by a solo act and now, with a full band armed and ready with years of live touring and recording experience behind him, the concert performance becomes legendary. Truly. Within the United States and around the world Cousin Curtiss has spread his positive energy and endless smile through his Award Winning Rootstomp music. He describes it as, "playing Blues music but at Bluegrass speeds" or more simply, "like...if Blues and Bluegrass had a baby." Rapid fire guitar. Incendiary harmonica. Thunderous kick.    Cousin Curtiss left a successful teaching career in Alaska in 2015 to pursue music full time and has never looked back. Shortly after committing himself to road life, his life and story was discovered and featured by Business Insider, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbull, Fox News, MSNBC, Daily Mail UK, and many more. Years later Cousin Curtiss continues to turn heads wherever he plays solo, with the band, or supporting acts like The Commonheart, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, G Love and Special Sauce, Infamous Stringdusters, Sweet Lillies, Andy Thorn (of Leftover Salmon), John Stickley, Pepper, The Bellamy Brothers, and the list goes on. The journey that started in dive bars has grown to festival appearances around the States such as Salmonfest, New West Fest, Hoxeyville, Chickenstock, Mile of Music, Tico Time Bluegrass Fest and more.
 Saturday, October 1st
Vintage LOVE Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Vintage LOVE market is this weekend. Vintage & artisan shopping event for home, garden & more. Is your style Mid-century? Rustic? Classic? Boho? Industrial? Modern Farmhouse? Whatever your style, find inspiration in beautifully staged booths of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Want a jump on the best Vintage LOVE market finds of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and jewelry? Come for the VIP evening Soiree! Limited to first 200 shoppers. Visit with friends, sip our signature cocktail and be the first to see the gorgeous displays. Benefits the Woman's Resource Center of Durango.    Friday, Sept 30 from 4 till 7 pm, $7* at the door (*also includes General Admission for Sat.10am-4pm). More info at vintageLOVEmarket.com   Vintage LOVE market is only here Fri., Sept 30 thru Sun Oct 2; at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Visit Durango and Honey House Distillery.
Four Corners West Coast Weekend
8:00am / American Legion
Join the West Slope Westies with award-winning pro dancers and special guest instructors Maxime & Torri Zzaoui for a weekend of workshops designed to take your West Coast Swing to the next level!
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
High Dynamic Range Photography
9:00am / Future Light Digital
The high contrast of normal sunny daylight scenes is often hard to capture with a single shot. High dynamic range photography circumvents these limitations by combining multiple exposure values in a single image. This one-day workshop is a combination of hands-on shooting and classroom instruction that explores advanced techniques in tone mapping using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to create the HDR image.
Durango Vintage Festivus
9:00am / Tico Time River Resort
Durango Vintage Festivus is a 3-day celebration of vintage clothing with a fun denim Olympics, vendors from all over the country, live auction of 100+ items, bulk sale, coffee roundtable discussion, camping and live music. Top collectors, buyers, sellers and designers in the clothing and collectible world will mingle and revel in all things vintage. The Vintage Festivus is the first of it's kind in the Four Corners area and will be held at the beautiful outdoor venue at Tico Time Resort.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Alternative Horizons 2nd Annual 18 Hole Drive Out Domestic Violence Golf Tournament
10:00am / Hillcrest Golf Course
Fundraiser to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Four person teams $500. Shotgun start at 10 AM on October 1, 2022. Lots of prizes, food, and fun! Register online at GOLFHILLCREST.com or in-person the day of the event. Call alternative horizons at 970-247-4374 if you have questions, want to be a sponsor, or make a donation. Registration starts this week, register early!
Women Outside Adventure Forum
10:00am / Backcountry Experience + Others
The 5th Annual Women Outside Adventure Forum is back in Durango! Ready to try a new sport, make adventure buddies, or plan your next big adventure? Join us on Saturday and Sunday for a collection of hands-on workshops and clinics:   *Learn field repair hacks for your next bikepacking trip  *Get started with packrafting on the Animas River  *Discover the basics of outdoor photography   *Experience the outdoors through creative writing  *Plan your first desert backpacking trip  *And more…   Visit WomenOutside.org for the full schedule.    The theme for this year's event is "Permission Slip." Giving yourself permission to pursue a dream is hard. If you've ever felt like you didn't have the know-how, the friends, or even the capacity to try a new activity or embark on a big adventure, this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is for you. We're giving you a permission slip to stop waiting and start doing.
Solar & Net Zero Home Tour
10:00am / 4CORE (Four Corners Office for Resource Effieciency)
Visit Innovative, Energy Efficient & Solar-Powered Sites   Finish the Day @ 4CORE's Sunset Soirée Fundraiser @The James Ranch  After Tour Soirée, 5:30-8:30pm  Dinner, Music, & Cocktails  Overlooking the Animas Valley   Tickets for Both Tour & Soirée Online Tour Tickets $12, Soiree (includes Tour)$65, Children $15 www.fourcore.org/solar-home-tour, email: info@fourcore.org Four
Durango Cowboy Gathering Parade
10:30am / Downtown
One of the highlights of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the largest motorless parade in Colorado. This much anticipated event takes place downtown on Saturday morning following a delicious chuckwagon breakfast that begins at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of 5th and Main. An Old West gunfight in front of the Main Mall kicks off the parade which starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. The colorful procession does not involve any vehicles—just historic wagons and carriages, lovely ladies & gents dressed in period costumes, and buckaroos on stick horses. And of course, there will be horses, lots of horses as well mules, donkeys, and even a llama or two.    Anyone is welcome to enter the parade and there is no entry fee. So why not get dressed up and join in the fun? If you can't enter, come on down that morning and cheer on those who do. In addition to a cowboy breakfast, there will be live music at the Main Mall. You'll have a great time and will be supporting Durango's western heritage.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
10:30am / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Join us for early morning laughs with Kid Ever. Featuring the hottest new comics in the Southwest. Ticket price includes attendance at workshop or participation in the comedy hike (both to follow after showcase)
Cowboy Poetry and Music, Storytelling and Folklore
11:00am / Various Venues
The daytime sessions are free!   You will find musicians and poets at the Strater Hotel, Wild Horse Saloon, the Four Leaves Winery and strolling the streets. Concurrent sessions change every hour in each location. Visit our Performer Page for a complete listing. In the Open Sessions, anyone can entertain. To sign up, call Karren Little at 970-382-8897.    Daytime session schedule  http://www.durangocowboygathering.org/images/PDFS/Saturday%20schedule.pdf
Community Apple Press - Free to Public
11:00am / The Animas Valley Grange
Free and open to the public!   Please bring your apples to make cider and container to take it home.
Rising Stars Durango Cowboy Gathering Youth Show
1:30pm / Durango VFW Hall
Adults $15. Children 12 and under FREE with an adult.  All young western musicians and poets.
Durango Cowboy Gathering ~ A Tribute to Miss Kitty
3:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
A Tribute to Miss Kitty From the TV Series Gunsmoke   Ellie English has a strong background in classical theater, vocal training, historic dance and costuming. Her latest work has been writing and performing living history lectures about the ladies of the West at theaters, museums and festivals. Her portrayal of Miss Kitty of Gunsmoke fame includes a presentation with songs from the show.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
4:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
An afternoon showcase featuring some of the top comics in the country.
Sunset Soiree
5:30pm / James Ranch
After the Solar and Net Zero Home Tour!   4CORE's Sunset Soirée Fundraiser  After Tour Soirée, 5:30-8:30pm  Dinner, Music, & Cocktails  Overlooking the Animas Valley  Tickets for Both Tour & Soirée Online   Tour Tickets $12, Soiree (includes Tour)$65, Children $15 www.fourcore.org/solar-home-tour, email: info@fourcore.org Four
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Evening Performances
6:00pm / Durango VFW Hall
Two Evening Performances by Cowboy Poets and Musicians. Part of the 34th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Avenue 6:00 and 8:30. For information on performers and to buy tickets, visit https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/DurangoCowboyGathering/4678
Merely Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT
7:00pm / Merely Underground
All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. Music and poetry escort romance into the Forest of Arden where best friends stick together and love notes grow on trees. Our playful production is filled with flirtatious disguise, witty encounters, inventive puppetry, original music, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Professional out-of-town actors Erika Vetter, Adam Fontana, and Zachary Chiero appear as Rosalind, Orlando, and Touchstone, joining a company of experienced and talented locals in the show that gave Merely Players our name.   Preshow Plot chats are offered 45 minutes before each show begins and are included in the ticket price. The show is appropriate for the entire family.   Tickets: $30
Four Corners Comedy Festival
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Saturday Night Showcase with Headliner Irma Ruiz, Feature Adam Dominguez and Host Jill Carlson
Liver Down the River with special guest Alex Blocker Band
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+ / Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  Tickets on sale online / Paper Ticket available at Animas Trading Company on Wednesday August 24th   Founded in Durango, and relocated to the Front Range of Colorado is the Funk-edeli-grass band Liver Down The River. Since its creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of the funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living.    "A Funkadelic hoedown that will send you into infinity and beyond." - DGO Mag   Their unique sound and high energy performances have led them to share the stage with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, and The New Mastersounds to name a few.    Alex Blocker breaks boundaries with a genre fusing style of contemporary music that combines elements of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Jazz. Influenced by his Chicago roots, Blocker has expressed musical ingenuity as a producer, instrumentalist, video director, teacher, and more. His summer 2022 tour took him through Southern California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Be on the lookout for his next music video, "A Rose From the North." Blocker currently resides in Denver.
 Sunday, October 2nd
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Four Corners West Coast Weekend
8:30am / American Legion
Join the West Slope Westies with award-winning pro dancers and special guest instructors Maxime & Torri Zzaoui for a weekend of workshops designed to take your West Coast Swing to the next level!
Veterans 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 $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Vintage LOVE Market
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Vintage LOVE market is this weekend. Vintage & artisan shopping event for home, garden & more. Is your style Mid-century? Rustic? Classic? Boho? Industrial? Modern Farmhouse? Whatever your style, find inspiration in beautifully staged booths of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Want a jump on the best Vintage LOVE market finds of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and jewelry? Come for the VIP evening Soiree! Limited to first 200 shoppers. Visit with friends, sip our signature cocktail and be the first to see the gorgeous displays. Benefits the Woman's Resource Center of Durango.    Friday, Sept 30 from 4 till 7 pm, $7* at the door (*also includes General Admission for Sat.10am-4pm). More info at vintageLOVEmarket.com   Vintage LOVE market is only here Fri., Sept 30 thru Sun Oct 2; at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Visit Durango and Honey House Distillery.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Women Outside Adventure Forum
10:00am / Outdoorsy Outpost + Others
The 5th Annual Women Outside Adventure Forum is back in Durango! Ready to try a new sport, make adventure buddies, or plan your next big adventure? Join us on Saturday and Sunday for a collection of hands-on workshops and clinics:   *Learn field repair hacks for your next bikepacking trip  *Get started with packrafting on the Animas River  *Discover the basics of outdoor photography   *Experience the outdoors through creative writing  *Plan your first desert backpacking trip  *And more…   Visit WomenOutside.org for the full schedule.    The theme for this year's event is "Permission Slip." Giving yourself permission to pursue a dream is hard. If you've ever felt like you didn't have the know-how, the friends, or even the capacity to try a new activity or embark on a big adventure, this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is for you. We're giving you a permission slip to stop waiting and start doing.
A Cowboy and His Creator
10:00am / Durango Cowboy Church
Inspirational poetry and music featuring invited performers.  After the program, join us for a Potluck Lunch - Bring your favorite side dish to share; meat will be provided.
Durango Vintage Festivus
10:00am / Tico Time River Resort
Durango Vintage Festivus is a 3-day celebration of vintage clothing with a fun denim Olympics, vendors from all over the country, live auction of 100+ items, bulk sale, coffee roundtable discussion, camping and live music. Top collectors, buyers, sellers and designers in the clothing and collectible world will mingle and revel in all things vintage. The Vintage Festivus is the first of it's kind in the Four Corners area and will be held at the beautiful outdoor venue at Tico Time Resort.
Merely Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT
2:00pm / Merely Underground
All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. Music and poetry escort romance into the Forest of Arden where best friends stick together and love notes grow on trees. Our playful production is filled with flirtatious disguise, witty encounters, inventive puppetry, original music, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Professional out-of-town actors Erika Vetter, Adam Fontana, and Zachary Chiero appear as Rosalind, Orlando, and Touchstone, joining a company of experienced and talented locals in the show that gave Merely Players our name.   Preshow Plot chats are offered 45 minutes before each show begins and are included in the ticket price. The show is appropriate for the entire family.   Tickets: $30
Open Mic
5:30pm / Mountain Monk Coffee
Spoken word, comedy, music, and creative experiences in this classic coffee house setting. 5:30 sign-up, 6/8pm, every other Sunday
Young Dubliners
7:30pm / Animas City Theatre
$25/$30 / 21+  After thirty years as one of the world's leading Celtic Rock bands, the Young Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album and will dedicate much of the year to the project while still heading out on the road for their summer tour. The boys spent the first quarter of 2022 playing shows all over the US and "reconnecting with fans while we tightened up as a musical unit and prepared to hit the studio" says lead singer, Keith Roberts.The band is Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals), Justin Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar).   With a solid line up and a new batch of songs to play, The YD are excited to get out on the road and continue to bring back live music into people's lives. New dates are being added daily as the world reopens. "We want to be the band who reminds the world how important a good gig can be to our sanity after what we've all been through" says Roberts. For only the second time the band is looking to its fans to finance the album instead of a traditional record company. "The business has changed so muchover our lifetime that it no longer makes sense for us to take money from a label and then owe it all back" says Roberts. "Making all our supporters co producers is a far more rewarding way to make a record and allows us to maintain control all the way". The band have teamed up with long timeproducer, Irish born Tim Boland, and will begin recording in the coming months. The Young Dubliners have released nine albums to date. The set on the upcoming dates will draw from all their albums and include unreleased new material.   In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared twice on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and many more.   Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock', that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence is certainly there, but it's not the only influence that bursts through on their albums or live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea", explains Roberts "The sound was intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though I am from Ireland, a lot of the music I listened to growing up wasn't Irish at all, but when I got here, I got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you'll end up with"
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