Events on this Day

 Monday, September 18th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Register! Introduction to Wildlife Photography
10:30am / Durango Arts Center
September 22nd, Join us!   This introductory course will teach you the fundamentals of wildlife photography, including types of shooting subjects, necessary gear, exposure settings, and general ethics and best practices. Includes a discussion of some of our favorite local and regional spots for wildlife photography.   Class Curriculum  1 hour of introduction to wildlife photography, including types of subjects, necessary gear for each, exposure settings, general ethics, and best practices   15-minutes of discussion of local and regional spots for wildlife photography   15-minutes of Q&A
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt ALL WEEK
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Register! Introduction to Adobe Lightroom
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
September 21st!    This course will introduce you to Adobe Lightroom, a powerful photo editing software used by professional and amateur photographers alike. You'll learn the basics of organizing and editing your photos, as well as key tools like presets, color grading, masks, and more. With guidance from our experienced instructor, you can make expert edits in no time! No experience necessary!   Class Curriculum  1 hour of guided photography session of downtown Durango to gather photos to edit   1 hour of an introduction to the features, editing, presets, tools, and panels of Adobe Lightroom CC   1 hour of hands-on editing of photos from the earlier photography session   Needed Materials from Students  Active subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Lightroom CC and Classic  Trial subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Lightroom CC and Classic  Personal laptop and power supply  External mouse  A digital camera or smartphone for a photography session  Memory card reader, connecting cables, or a way to import photos onto a laptop 
5 Simple Ways to Make More Eco-Friendly Choices in Your Creative Business - Indigo Marigold Design
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Free event! This workshop are part of the Durango Arts Week event.    Wish you could be more eco-friendly in your business but feeling overwhelmed by not knowing where to start?    Wondering how to be more eco-friendly without sacrificing profit or convenience? This workshop will help you feel so much more empowered to commit to better practices & feel proud to share that the interworking of your business are in line with your values. Come learn 5 simple ways you can make more eco-friendly choices in your business and leave feeling relieved, refreshed and excited to get started!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.    Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30. Supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through September - Rain or Shine !    Reservations are required.
How to Use Branding to Increase Sales & Attract Raving Fans as a Creative Business Owners - Indigo Marigold Design
5:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Free event! This workshop are part of the Durango Arts Week event.   Ready to widen your impact & increase your profits as a creative business owner? Come learn about how to using branding to attract the right clientele, create a brand that people know they can trust, & foster lasting connections with raving fans. This workshop will help you feel so much more confident & authentic when representing your business and making sales!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
Register! Imrov Student Showcase Classes
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Wednesdays! September 27, October 4, 11, 18th   Does being on stage look like fun? Come join the Improv Student Showcase and be a part of our October 20th Improv show! The classes will be taught by both Cindy and Mary to get you comfortable on stage playing with others. The class will include four classes and a performance on October 20th. SHOW DATE: October 20th @ 7:00pm Email for the student, teacher, and service worker discount.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
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