Events on this Day

 Friday, November 18th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / 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.
Dancing Spirit Gallery Grand Opening
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center is excited to invite you to the grand opening of the Blue Gallery! Please join us! Enjoy a cup of cider or cocoa and a cookie while you browse our selection of locally crafted gifts and unique works of art and get an entry for door prize drawings just for stopping by!   Questions or comments, call 970-563-4600, email or visit us online at
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm and 6:50pm.
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!
Starlight Jam session
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Live music hosted with Tyler Reed Smith and friends
3rd Ave. Arts presents pianist Lisa Campi Walters in concert
7:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Pianist Lisa Campi Walters performs "Ballades and Butterflies -- Solo Piano Compositions by Jewish Women"
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
7:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
Southwest Civic Winds - Mystery and Magic!
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Presented by Southwest Civic Winds  "Mystery and Magic" for your pleasure in quality concert band music! Come and experience the mystery and magic of this special time of year, capturing the contrast of season's darkness with the light of the impending holiday celebrations. The Southwest Civic Winds will sparkle with works by Lauridsen, Reineke, and Foster with a bit of Harry Potter sprinkled in.
90's Video Music Dance Party!
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
It's time to get wild with our 90s video dance party - dig those 90s outfits of the closet, hit the dance floor & let's have some fun!   Tickets $5
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