Events on this Day

 Friday, January 20th
Purgatory Classic Ski Team Race
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come watch some impressive skiing during this 5-day USSA Super G and Giant Slalom race event.   Wednesday is a training day and "Flight School" with Super G training runs on Upper Hades and "flight training" on Pandemonium.   Thursday is the official sanctioned Super G training day.   Saturday and Sunday are the Giant Slalom race days. This event is open to registered USSA competitors of all ages.   These races are great for spectating and allow ample opportunity to watch the competition unfold.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-building Happy Hour - Soup Bowl
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Soup 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 Ceramic Soup Bowl! By the end of the evening, your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze that 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. (about 16 days) Let the fun begin!   $30.00 Per Participant
Live Music
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Live Music
5:30pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Starlight Jam session
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Live music hosted with Tyler Reed Smith and friends
Friday Night Square Dancing
6:30pm / Durango Senior Center
The San Juan Square Dance Club dances Friday nights 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the main hall of the Durango Senior Center, 2424 Main, next to the High School. We do both Mainstream and Plus dancing with caller Richard Berry. All are welcome. No special attire required, just comfortable clothing. No smoking or alcohol allowed. $6.00 per dancer. If you have danced in the past and just need to brush up, please join us. If you have never danced, we are offering an 8-week session of Beginner lessons starting February 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Snowdown Kids Follies
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's youth are jumping on the DAC stage to show off their incredible talent! Join us to see singing, dancing, and even more fun acts!
Magic Beans w/ Tone Dog
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+/$20 Tickets on sale now online   Denver's Magic Beans return April 30th, 2021 with their third studio album, Slice of Life, a 14 song documentation of a year spent away from the familiar confines of the road.   When the pandemic hit, Magic Beans had dozens of shows cancelled, so they hopped into their studio in Denver, CO and started recording songs. Produced by Magic Beans - and Mastered by David Glasser (The Grateful Dead's long time Mastering engineer) - Funk, soul, live electronica, and even bluegrass music find their way into this songbook from 4 band members that each bring their own flavor to the project. The different feels in the double record coexist harmoniously as the listener is slowly ramped up throughout the record. By the time you hit the second vinyl, the organic sounds of B3 organ and acoustic guitar give way to synths and drum sampling almost as if you're descending into night.   The inspiration for the title "Slice of Life" is just that. A random and unplanned snapshot of the band in this time and place, a self portrait done unknowingly. "Throughout our days as a traveling band, we've encountered many a situation that is unexplainably surreal in its abnormality, but at the same time indicative of the location, culture, and context we find ourselves. "A person partaking in an activity you didn't know existed wearing an outfit you've only seen in a dream, or a collision of occurrences just rare and unusual enough that you think you're living in a simulation just to be in that place, sounds of B3 organ and acoustic guitar give way to synths and drum sampling almost as if you're descending into night.   "Tone Dog was created out of a shared passion for playing and improvising together for live audiences. The group was born in southwest Colorado on a sheep farm, where Alex Graf (Guitar, Vocals), Tony Holmquist (Mandolin, Vocals) and Silas Hamilton (Bass, Fiddle, Vocals) first started playing for small groups of family and friends. After the 2020 disruptions to life, all three members realized life is too short, and it's best spent doing what they loved the most, playing music together, live. With diverse sets of musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz, grunge, traditional Irish, dance, old time, and The Dead, the trio combines varying sounds into a unique iteration of driving, purpose-filled bluegrass music. Tone Dog pulls from the deep wellspring of traditional music and reimagines it in a nuanced and exciting way. Fast picking, vocal harmonies, exciting arrangements and vibrant live energy bring them to the forefront of emerging bluegrass music in Colorado."
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