Events on this Day

 Friday, November 3rd
Red Shirt Friday
8:00am / VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 is encouraging Durango businesses to observe RED Shirt Fridays from now until Veterans Day. Show your support for our troops and local veterans by wearing a RED Shirt on Fridays. Both short sleeve and long sleeve RED Shirts can be purchased at or at the VFW Post.
Friends of the Durango Public Library Annual Book Sale!
9:30am / Durango Public Library
The Friends of the Durango Public Library is holding its annual November book sale. TONS of vintage and rare books at low, low prices. Come and browse our terrific collection of books.
Pumpkin and Leaf Drop-Off
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00   Bring leaves in any type of bag and be prepared to empty bags of leaves into the trailer on site. Bags are not accepted in the drop off trailer.   No pesticies, fungicides, or pet waste! No branches or other yard waste - Just leaves please! <br Pumpkins and gourds are used for animas feed at local rances. Apples and other fruit accepted, if fit for animal consumption. No candle wax, paint, ink, plastic decoration, etc...
Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
"Friday Puppy Hour" is now known as "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Join us for our weekly "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Come meet some of our adoptable animals to see if you find a spark!  Every Friday from 2pm to 4pm at PAR Headquarters, 2980 B Main Ave. Durango, CO.  Please remember not to bring your own pets to this event to ensure the safety and comfort of all our furry guests.   Always double-check our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl
4:00pm / Smiley Building
Demo: 5:30pm: Heather Freeman will be doing a short demo on how to create homemade contemporary art cards for this holiday season, using colorful acrylics and a few simple tools. Come and play with paint at November's First Friday at the Smiley! Creative Play - Let's Make Abstract Cards! Do you want to make abstract art but are unsure where to begin? This fun approach to creating abstract art will have you creating some uber-cool art with a few simple tools. Heather Freeman is the featured ArtRoom artist for November. On November 3 at 5:30, Heather will be doing a short demo on how to create art for homemade cards using colorful acrylics and a few simple tools. You will then get to design and make your own abstract paper which you can make into cards for this holiday season. The mini workshop and all supplies are free. Come and play with paint at November's First Friday at the Smiley! Learn more about Heather and her work at: See Heather in the ArtRoom: Heather's Abstract Painting in Action: Durango is abuzz with excitement over the success of First Fridays. Start at the Smiley! The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl is November 3, from 4pm - 7pm. Come talk with local artists, be inspired by creative work, or buy a local, handcrafted item for yourself or a special someone at the Smiley Building at 1309 East Third Avenue in Durango, Colorado. The ArtRoom Collective is Durango's working studio gallery where 22 artists create and sell their handmade goods— art, paintings, jewelry, pottery, hats, and more. The Smiley Cafe will be open and offers coffee and boba beverages and snacks. Monthly First Friday Art Crawls at The ArtRoom Collective feature artist demonstrations to teach and inspire.
Durango First Friday
4:00pm / Downtown Durango
Art crawl with local goods, food, culture, and music.  Hosted by Local First, Durango Creative District, and ArtRoom Collective   Durango First Friday is a celebration of all things local in our incredible mountain town- art and music, culture, unique goods, real food, movement makers, and our amazing community! Free and open to the public, this self guided, monthly event will take place rain or shine, the First Friday of every month throughout Durango with a focus on main street from north to south!   Businesses of any and all kinds open their doors and their walls to host an artist of their choice and follow a "reception" format- artist info, beverages and/or snacks provided, maybe even a musician- while locals and tourists alike flood the area to socialize, shop, eat, and celebrate the arts in all forms.   Join us every month!
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Gravy 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 Gravy Bowl. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which 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 21 days) Let the fun begin! $35.00 Per Participant
Fire and Form
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us for the Durango First Friday Art Walk, featuring a selection of glass sculpture by Ross Richmond, Nancy Callan, Susan Taylor Glasgow, and others.
Sip & Create - Fused Glass Ornaments
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Mix creativity with pleasure and unwind from a busy week, while enjoying happy hour drinks, & learning how to make TWO of your own fused glass holiday ornaments!    By the end of the evening, your decorated pieces will be ready for firing and done 2-10 days later for pick up! MUST BE 21 or OLDER
Artists Collective Opening Reception
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Join us for the opening reception of the new Animas Chocolate Co. Artist Collective! The new Animas Chocolate Co. Artist Collective includes local artists Cindy Coleman, Patrice DeLorenzo, Mariah Kaminsky, and Claude Steelman, all of whom will become permanent fixtures of Animas Chocolate's cafe, with ongoing rotating exhibits of their work.    Visit us during the open house to meet the artists and discuss their work with them firsthand, all while enjoying a drinking chocolate, cocktail, and chocolate.
Habitat for Humanity Open House
5:30pm / ReStore - Habitat La Plata
Family Friendly!   An Open House at the Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County ReStore to shop late and see what we will be doing in our 30th year of operation. You can meet tour new team, enjoy complimentary beer & wine, silent auction, FREE kids activities and crafts, Taco Truck out front for purchase, $5 game with awesome prizes, and more.    The event is free, bring the whole family - food for purchase out front. Donations to help fund affordable home ownership in La Plata County always welcome!
Young Professionals of Durango Falliday Party
6:30pm / Sky Ute Casino
Join us for bowling, food, drinks, socializing and fun prizes. Each ticket includes bowling, food, and 2 drink tickets.
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horrow Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed time. The Rocky Horror Show is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
'The Hobbit'
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It's the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.
Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Mainstage
To celebrate the end of the Halloween season, FLC Musical Theatre will present the Off-Broadway hit, Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Nevermore follows the struggles of one of America's most famous poets and authors as he faces abandonment, addiction, poverty, and significant loss, all of which contribute to the composing of some of American literature's greatest works. The book, lyrics, and music for Nevermore are by Jonathan Christenson, who harkens to numerous Poe works, including the iconic poem "The Raven." The theatricality and wide variety of musical styles teamed with the storytelling through metered verse and movement will be an experience you will not soon forget. Think Tim Burton meets Edgar Allen Poe!
First Irie Friday Reggae Dance
9:00pm / Roxys
Free! All night jugglin' and tacos served until 1am!
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