Screen & Stage events

 Thursday, September 29th
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
 Saturday, October 1st
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)
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.
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
 Sunday, October 2nd
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
 Thursday, October 6th
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.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Saturday, October 8th
Bow Wow Film Festival
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Bow Wow Film Festival is back for its final year! Laugh, cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel at all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives! This event will take place at the Durango Arts Center. Doors open at 6pm and the show will begin at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there!   Tickets are $20/per person.   100% of the proceeds benefit the homeless animals entrusted to our care!   Bow Wow is a traveling film festival that celebrates, educates, and inspires all things doggie, through the art of short film. Bow Wow Film Fest features some of the years' best pooch-themed short films all wrapped up in one beautiful, fun-loving package!
 Sunday, October 9th
Silent Sundays with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Award-winning pianist Adam Swanson accompanies classic silent film comedies LIVE! A universally enjoyed classic artform everyone in the family can enjoy.
Silent Sundays With Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Award-winning pianist Adam Swanson accompanies classic silent film comedies LIVE! A universally enjoyed classic artform everyone in the family can enjoy.
 Thursday, October 13th
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.
 Friday, October 14th
10-Minute Play Festival
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The 10-Minute Play Festival is the only one of its kind in the region, introducing new and creative works to our community, through the work of vibrant new voices for the stage.
 Thursday, October 20th
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.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Friday, October 21st
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.
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
 Saturday, October 22nd
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
 Sunday, October 23rd
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
 Thursday, October 27th
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.
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
 Friday, October 28th
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.   Enjoy a free Pre-Show Talk with the director at 6pm in the Black Box Theater! RSVP to soppenheim@fortlewis.edu
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
 Saturday, October 29th
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
 Sunday, October 30th
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
 Monday, October 31st
Homegrown Adventures Film Fest
6:00pm / Durango Welcome Center
Join us for the final event of Durango's "Spoketober" series: a night of bike-related films! Spoketober is a celebration of Durango's tight-knit and passionate cycling community, highlighting the decades of dedication and sweat equity its residents have committed to make Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation featuring over 300-miles of singletrack trails and being home to numerous Olympians.
 Thursday, November 3rd
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.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Thursday, November 10th
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.
 Thursday, November 17th
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.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Saturday, November 19th
24-Hour Theater
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
We're taking eight plays from blank page to on stage in 24 hours. Join us for a whirlwind theatre experience and see what magic can be created by our talented folks in just 24 hours.
 Sunday, November 20th
24-Hour Theater
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
We're taking eight plays from blank page to on stage in 24 hours. Join us for a whirlwind theatre experience and see what magic can be created by our talented folks in just 24 hours.
 Thursday, November 24th
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.
 Thursday, December 1st
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.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Sunday, December 4th
Silent Sundays with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Award-winning pianist Adam Swanson accompanies classic silent film comedies LIVE! A universally enjoyed classic artform everyone in the family can enjoy.
 Thursday, December 8th
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.
 Thursday, December 15th
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.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
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