Events on this Day

 Thursday, March 2nd
Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Please join us for the 17th annual Cutest Kids Contest! $40 entry fee includes a 15 minute session (March 1-11, 2023) in Allison Ragsdale Photography's one-of-a-kind "Daydreamer" studio set and a $50 credit toward ordering portraits and entry into the contest to win up to $1500 toward a portrait session of your choice!    Sign up at
Envisioning a Changing DurangoScape
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
An on-line and in-person event demonstrating how your own yard, garden, and landscapes can change to adapt to or even to mitigate changing climate conditions. March 1-31 view 8 recorded presentations by leading horticultural experts. On March 16 listen to Colorado's most prominent horticulturist, Panayoti Kelaidis, director of outreach and senior curator of Denver Botanic Gardens present "Rethinking the Durangoscape: What will it take to honor our setting?"   Check out the unique website at for more information on the speakers. Tickets available on-line NOW!
18th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Various Venues
Bringing a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative, and diverse films
Yoga for Back Pain 4-Week Series
10:00am / The Smiley Building
Lynn Wickersham, Certified Yoga Therapist and Pain Care Aware teacher, is pleased to offer this special yoga series to address chronic back pain. Lynn will interweave pain science education with yoga practice designed to reduce pain, increase stability and mobility of the spine, and help participants recover ease of movement. Each session includes movement and yoga postures as well as subtle practices that affect the nervous system, including breath work, meditation, mantra, and mudra.    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit for details and to register.
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / 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!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Drew Emmitt (of Leftover Salmon) & Friends
4:00pm / Purgys Patio
Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon will be joined by a few of his Colorado bandmates for a show featuring some of their slamgrass favorites! Come on up and party down with us on Tuesday, March 2nd for a FREE helluva show out on the Purgatory Beach area! Preview their music!   DREW EMMITT  If the Mount Rushmore of progressive bluegrass mandolin players is ever built, Drew Emmitt's image will be on it alongside fellow legends like Sam Bush and David Grisman, who he channels every time he steps on stage. Emmitt got his start at an early age in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado taking lessons from Hot Rize's Tim O'Brien. He soon joined the progressive bluegrass group The Left Hand String Band, and remade the band through his desire to combine rock 'n' roll and bluegrass.   Campground jams and occasional sit-ins with Vince Herman's Salmon Heads at some festivals eventually led to a merging of the Salmon Heads and The Left Hand String Band for a 1989 New Year's Eve show and the birth of Leftover Salmon.
Chocolate & Wine Tasting
5:30pm / Animas Chocolate Company
Join the Women's Resource Center to kick off the celebration of Women's History Month at Animas Chocolate Company for a delicious chocolate and wine tasting. Come show your support for Women's Resource Center and local women, families, and storytellers!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
First Thursdays Songwriter Night
7:00pm / The iNDIGO ROOM
Free- ***Only 50 RSVP seats available***   Join us for the First Thursdays Songwriters Series Thursday, March 2nd at The iNDIGO ROOM at The iAM MUSIC Institute! This free event, hosted by Ashley Edwards, co-founder of iAM MUSIC and lead singer & keyboardist of Hello Dollface and Loki Moon, will feature five amazing local musicians:   Julian Marcus Hood  Jeff Sontag  Ashley Casey  Mariana Joy   The Brett
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