Events on this Day

 Wednesday, November 8th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Green Business Roundtable
12:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Join us for Durango's infamous networking lunch, providing the movers and shakers of our community with a space to innovate, inspire, and eat a delicious lunch while they're at it.
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Social Media Workshops for Creatives
5:30pm / Create Art and Tea
Join local artist representative and arts marketing specialist, Bekah Kolbe, for a social media marketing workshop for creatives. This workshop will focus on marketing strategies for Meta (Facebook/Instagram), content creation, scheduling content, how to build a community online, and how to promote your artwork. Bekah channels over a decade of experience in gallery management and artist representation to help you as an artist create a social media strategy that supports your specific marketing goals and overall career path.    What you'll get:  ou will learn how to promote yourself & your art career through the smart, effective use of Facebook and Instagram.   You will learn to build a professional, productive social media presence and maintain it using scheduling and strategy.   You will understand the do's and don'ts of using social media to promote yourself effectively.   Bonus content:  A video breaking down the topics we covered in person for your future reference   A free 20 minute social media branding strategy session with Bekah (to be scheduled within 6 months of the workshop)
Meltdown Fall Fundraiser Concert
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Join the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown crew for a foot stomping fun night of supporting bluegrass music! A $20 ticket gets you in to see three awesome local bluegrass bands - Dirty Chords, People we Know and Alex Graf's Bluegrass Super PAC! Plus snag a deal at our first ever Silent Auction, featuring passes to Tico Time Bluegrass festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Private Dinner at 701 Public House, and more!   $20
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
A Different Way to Understand Community: A Closer Look at the Velarde Valley of New Mexico   The Velarde Valley of the Northern Rio Grande, New Mexico, has received only limited attention from researchers. The area is known to have been home to several Classic Period Tewa communities, some of which were inhabited right up to the time of Juan de Onate' settlement of San Gabriel in A.D. 1598. The area is also dense with historic and modern settlements which have a long history of irrigation agriculture along the Rio Grande.    Based on ethnographic studies of recent Pueblo communities, archaeologists have typically presumed that Classic Period settlements represent socially and politically independent communities. However, careful attention to the traditional knowledge manifest in these village sites suggests that they shared a culturally based perspective of the surrounding regional landscape and viewshed. This paper builds from these observations in suggesting that these settlements represent a larger interconnected community. This view offers a new perspective on how we might interpret other clusters of pueblo village sites. I focus on Indigenous ontological perspectives of community that give us a different way of understanding settlement clusters.    Patrick Cruz, is a PhD archaeology student with the University of Colorado, and the Curator of Collections at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, NM. He is also a member of Ohkay Owingeh, a Tewa speaking Pueblo community in northern New Mexico. His interests are in the pre-contact American Southwest, particularly in the events that led up to the abandonment of the Four Corners region at the end of the 13th century as well as its consequences for the northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico. His other interests include Puebloan agriculture and hunting strategies, migrations, landscape archaeology, phenomenology, Indigenous archaeology, historic linguistics, and on Tewa language preservation. Patrick is also a traditional Tewa potter as well as having interests in the study of Pueblo ceramics and pottery traditions.   Patrick gained his BA in cultural anthropology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, and his MA from the University of Colorado in archaeology. In addition, he has twenty years of combined experience in the fields of archaeology and museums including work at the Center of Southwest Studies, Bandelier National Monument, the New Mexico History Museum, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
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