Events on this Day

 Friday, January 27th
Snowdown Senior Bingo
1:00pm / La Plata County Senior Center
If numbers be thy game, then play on those of folly. The original Bingo game was played with beans and so called, Beano! It wasn't until someone accidentally called Bingo! Sometime in the 1920's…a little nugget of information for all you Bingo players. Must be 60+.  Entry Cost: $1 per card  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd 
Fanny Pack Friday
3:00pm / The Nugget Mountain Bar
Party down and win all sorts of swag!
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-building Happy Hour - Sponge or Soap Holder
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Sponge or Soap holder! 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 your unique pottery! 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
Snowdown Bartenders Contest
5:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Hide not thy poison with such sugar’d words…The Official SNOWDOWN 2023 Cocktail is chosen during this annual event. All cocktails will be judged on presentation and taste. You don’t have to be a bartender to enter, but you must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $75, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25 Bar tabs
Snowdown Mid-Wnter Nights Dream Beer Dinner
5:00pm / Carver Brewing Company
Mid-Winter Night's Dream; a feast for King and Queens. Commence the starteth of SNOWDOWN with an egregious Royal Banquet. Savor amusebouche and a multi-course house-crafted food and beer pairings. Cheers: "eat and drink as friends" FRIDAY and SATURDAY seating at 5 PM and 7:30 PM. RSVP and purchase tickets in advance.   Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $65 per person
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery Grand Opening
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Events end March 17th.  Gallery event is free to the public.
Big Richard, La La Bones, Rainey
6:30pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  21+ / $25 / $30   Big Richard  What began as an all-female festival collab quickly morphed into a serious passion project driven by sisterhood, harmony and humor...…along with the shared desire to rage fiddle tunes and smash the patriarchy. Big Richard is a neo-acoustic super group made up of well established Colorado musicians: Bonnie Sims on mandolin (Bonnie & Taylor Sims//Everybody Loves An Outlaw//Bonnie & the Clydes), Joy Adams on cello (Nathaniel Rateliff//Darol Anger//Half Pelican), Emma Rose on bass + guitar (Sound of Honey//Daniel Rodriguez//Whippoorwill) and Eve Panning on fiddle (Lonesome Days). The future of this group is big and rising fast.    https://www.instagram.com/bigrichardband/  https://www.facebook.com/bigrichardband  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmUhwPP6BymCNZfM329Yeg   La La Bones sprouted in Durango during the summer of 2014. Soon after their formation, the band began playing throughout Southwest Colorado making appearances at local venues, festivals, and private events. Quickly, the band shared their original and traditional songs with music lovers young and old. At first glance, La La Bones is reminiscent of a traditional 5-piece bluegrass band, passing around breaks and harmonizing melodies. With a closer look, listeners can see how the band draws inspiration from a myriad music genres, ranging from punk, pop, to bluegrass. Listeners can also enjoy the songwriting and vocal skills of all band members, as each individual brings original music to the table. La La Bones recorded their first self-titled album in 2016, an 11-track record of originals. In 2023, the band will record their second album.La La Bones is Kyle Siesser on guitar, Tommy Frederico on banjo, Kathy Hilimire on fiddle, Scott Roberts on mandolin, and Jimi Giles Davis on bass.
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 tried square dancing, we will be offering an 8-week series of Beginner lessons starting February 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Snowdown Follies
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
What light through yonder window breaks? Tis the SNOWDOWN Follies - returning for the 40th year of entertainment with your favorite bards, showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent event has a cash bar and performs both weekends of SNOWDOWN to allow as many people as possible to experience the fun and laughter the SNOWDOWN Follies provides!
Snowdown Mid-Wnter Nights Dream Beer Dinner
7:30pm / Carver Brewing Company
Mid-Winter Night's Dream; a feast for King and Queens. Commence the starteth of SNOWDOWN with an egregious Royal Banquet. Savor amusebouche and a multi-course house-crafted food and beer pairings. Cheers: "eat and drink as friends" FRIDAY and SATURDAY seating at 5 PM and 7:30 PM. RSVP and purchase tickets in advance.   Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $65 per person
Snowdown Follies
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
What light through yonder window breaks? Tis the SNOWDOWN Follies - returning for the 40th year of entertainment with your favorite bards, showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent event has a cash bar and performs both weekends of SNOWDOWN to allow as many people as possible to experience the fun and laughter the SNOWDOWN Follies provides!
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