Events on this Day

 Thursday, November 10th
Build a Bong with Mr. B
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Two classes! 3 - 6pm and 7 - 9pm!    It's happening again! Mr. B is back to help you get ready for those long holidays with relatives or those cold winter nights without much to do by helping you make your very own custom smoking apparatus.   Come get your hands dirty as you create unique and functional pipes, bubblers, bongs or any other smoking related pottery your heart desires using slab-building techniques!    Enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a clay smoking device to use for years to come. You will then glaze your piece using a variety of colors. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Perfect for a stoner couple date idea, a great way to hang out or simply make new friends while you build the piece of your dreams. With two days of classes you'll have plenty of chances to join the fun!   No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!
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.
Opening Reception ~ Pastiche Art Exhibit
5:00pm / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Author Event & Book Signing: Andrew Gulliford "Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance"
5:00pm / Maria's Bookshop
Designated in 2016 by President Obama and reduced to 85 percent of its original size one year later by President Trump, Bears Ears National Monument continues to be a flash point of conflict between ranchers, miners, environmental groups, states’ rights advocates, and Native American activists. In this volume, Andrew Gulliford synthesizes 11,000 years of the region’s history to illuminate what’s truly at stake in this conflict and distills this geography as a place of refuge and resistance for Native Americans who seek to preserve their ancestral homes, and for the descendants of Mormon families who arrived by wagon train in 1880.   Gulliford’s engaging narrative explains prehistoric Pueblo villages and cliff dwellings, Navajo and Ute history, impacts of the Atomic Age, uranium mining, and the pothunting and looting of Native graves that inspired the passage of the Antiquities Act over a century ago. The book describes how the national monument came about and its deep significance to five native tribes.   Bears Ears National Monument is a bellwether for public land issues in the American West. Its recognition will be a relevant topic for years to come.   Andrew Gulliford is professor of history at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He is an award-winning author whose books include Boomtown Blues: Colorado Oil Shale; Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions; and The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Living Rural on the west side: An Open House for making Community Connections
5:30pm / Breen Community Building
Are you curious about what is happening on our West Side or how best to take care of your property and natural resources?   La Plata County Commissioners, Staff, and CSU Extension present... Living Rural on the West Side: An Open House for Making Community Connections.   Join us at the Breen Community Building on November 10th at 5:30 PM. We will be coving the following topics:  - Soil & Water Health   - Weed & Rodent Management  - Wildfire Mitigation  - Historical Preservation  - Good Neighbor Practices  and much more!   This is a share-out of information from local speakers and community organizations. Come join us and meet your neighbors!
Be Local Coupon Book Launch Party
5:30pm / The Union House
Come to enjoy a live music performance by the Smelter Mtn. Boys, snacks provided by Union Social House, and an exclusive look at the 2023 Be Local Coupon Book.   This event is open to the public, and 2023 Be Local Coupon Books will be available for purchase.    Raise a glass to the trailblazing businesses that make our community so spectacular while also being one of the first to purchase this year's Be Local Coupon Book!
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!
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia" -
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
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