Events on this Day

 Friday, December 20th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
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.
Free Lively Yoga
8:30am / Lively (a boutique)
Now offering FREE YOGA in store every Friday before store opens! Bring your mat and a friend and check out the classes from local professional instructors.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
The Majesty of Christmas
7:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
No Santa. No Frosty or Rudolph, just great Christmas music. Join Rochelle Mann, Gemma Kavanagh, the Durango Chamber Singers, Bailey Barnes-Fagg and C. Scott Hagler for an evening of beautiful Christmas music.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
People We Know CD Release Party
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
People We Know CD Release Party   $12/$15/18+  Doors 7:00pm  Show 8:00pm  Tickets available at Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company, and online at www.animascitytheatre.com Limited Seating.   https://www.facebook.com/peopleweknowband  An aggregation of acoustic musicians from the hilltops of southwest Colorado, over many moons People We Know has coalesced into an enthusiastic, almost exclusively in-time concavity of high altitude pickers. Featuring members of the Outskirts and Fellowship of the Strings, People We Know brings a new take on mountainous string music. Born of high country festival levity, they explore the limits of bluegrass, rock and roll, americana and latin covers while testing their early morning imaginations. Taking a creative and vibrant approach in original compositions, keep an eye out for their first album expected as the snow begins its journey down.   With Alex Forsthoff on guitar, Jeff Berman on big fiddle, Aaron "Diggin" Cooklin strummin the mando, Mancos&apos Craig F-baum on the manjo, and Mark Walser on small fiddle, People You-Might-Just-Want-to-Get-to-Know will take you on a musical ride to all three ends of the mountain-grass spectrum. Their highly anticipated shows from one San Juan mountain valley to the next range from up-tempo, foot stomping hollerin&apos bluegrass to leisurely deliberate ballads, with tunes both fake and real and everything in between.
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