Events on this Day

 Thursday, November 30th
The Polar Express Train Ride
4:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Multiple excursions a day! Check our website for specific times.   Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger.   First told in the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, this is the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey. It was adapted to the big screen in 2003. And now it comes alive each year with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth, and fun of the Christmas season on a special steam train trip to the North Pole! Certain dates and car types will sell quickly so you'll want to book soon to reserve your preferred seating!   THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit!
Letter Like a Graphic Novelist
5:00pm / Rodeo Odyssey
This is two classes in one!  First, we will begin by putting pencil to paper, just like architects do when sketching out their ideas and designs. Then we will switch to ink and with a twist of a nib, give the lettering style a comic-book look.   Each participant will receive:  Handouts and lettering templates, Neuland brand markers they can take with them, and accompanying online courses so the learning may continue.An entry to win a spot in the yearlong, "Make It Your Lettering Year" course.   The value of these extras exceed the price of the live, 2-hour workshop. $35   Fine Print:  All experience levels welcome.  Ages 16+ unless accompanied by a parent.  Bring a friend/family member, you both get an additional free marker and online course (>$35 value).  Contact for questions or accommodation requests.
Durango Psychedelic Club
5:30pm / Roxys
This month's guest speaker is James Cudworth.   "Inspired planning, preparation and expectations of altered state psilocybin mushroom ceremonies."   James is an avid DIY student, experimenter and community educator on fungi, plant, light, sound, EMF and deprivation altered states. He is passionate about sharing stories of creative discoveries to inspire others to try an experience for simply the sake of getting outside the box we have unknowingly placed our self's in. As a discussion facilitator, he likes to listen to others express their experiences and recognize the value of their thoughts. He is always open for conversations where working on critical thinking challenges to develop an experience improvement.   The goal for this talk will be to show the audience simple ways to make preparation for a fungi material ceremony.   In particular, the basic Lemon Tek preparation will be demonstrated and along the way James will offer up deviations and inspire your intuition for experiencing different altered states subtleties using other plant materials, supplements and essential oils. During this demonstration I will casually talk of reasons for making these choices to create the experience you personally desire.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
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