Events on this Day

 Friday, April 12th
BIDs Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank Community Room
BID holds a monthly meeting for business owners on the 2nd Friday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 am at TBK Bank. The agendas for these meetings will be posted below a few days before the meeting date.   Check website for the agenda and meeting dates   Meeting dates subject to change, contact Tim Walsworth at with any questions.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Toddler Art Class
9:30am / The Powerhouse
Fridays in April | 3 Classes | 9:30 - 10:30 April 12th, 19th, + 26th Introduce your 2-5 year old to a world of creative possibilities! All art supplies are included, along with admission to the exhibit gallery for the day. $25/adult + child.   Drop in's welcome!   $25/child, members receive 20% off. Not a member? Join today!   Thank you to our art class sponsor - Durango Cabinet Company
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!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Incense Burners
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Incense Burners . 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 unique piece of pottery. 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  *One complimentary drink included with class
Parents Night Out
5:00pm / Durango Dance
Children enjoy a fun evening of dance plus dinner and show while parents get a night out!   $30/child   Sign up at and click "register"
Forest Health Symposium
5:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Brought to us by The Wildland Fire Mitigation grant at PCC Southwest and CSU Colorado State University. Speakers, discussions, experts in all fields of Forest Health.,
Earth Day Film Screening of "Fashion Reimagined"
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join Sustainable Goods for a special Earth Day 2024 showing of the film "Fashion Reimagined." We're delighted to host a pre-screening Mocktail Happy Hour, plus a post conversation about the film and what it inspires. About the film: Amy Powney is the owner and founder of cult label Mother of Pearl and is a rising star in the London fashion scene. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decides to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment, and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger, societal change. 6:00PM: Mocktail Happy Hour 7:00PM: 100 Minute Screening of the film, Fashion Reimagined 8:40PM: Conversation   $5.00
Dark Sky Celebration
6:00pm / The Powerhouse
Join us for a free family-friendly event brought to you by Visit Durango in collaboration with The Powerhouse. This event celebrates Durango's commitment to becoming a Dark Sky community and marks our progress towards this certification. With presentations by The Powerhouse, Visit Durango, and Dark Sky Colorado, you'll gain valuable insights into the importance of reducing light pollution and its impact on our environment.   Prepare to be dazzled as The Powerhouse kicks off the opening of their newest traveling exhibit in the gallery, "Sun, Earth, Universe". Explore the wonders of our celestial surroundings through the interactive exhibit, informative presentations, and exciting activities for kids and adults alike.    This event is free and open to science enthusiasts, families, and anyone eager to learn about the cosmos and dark sky preservation! Light refreshments will be provided, and the bar open for drink purchases.
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
Painting Party ~ Dunes at Night
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Mark Farina (GLA Recordings / Mushroom Jazz) with Posh Josh & Spark Madden
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
HSD Sound Systems supplied by Unily Moutain Soundz  Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  $38 / $40 / 21+   Mark Farina is a name that rings out across the entire global dance music industry. His non-stop touring, constant content creation, partnerships with legendary venues and record labels as well as his total commitment to showcasing the best new and old school producers in his sets have made him a living legend to lovers of house and Mushroom Jazz everywhere.   With a passion for playing extended all night long shows as well his recent foray into streaming exemplified by his highly successful new YouTube series with Defected Records, Farina continues to tirelessly entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.   The last few years have been an incredible new era of creativity, outreach, and recognition for one of the most original and consistent voices in the business. Mark continues to connect with new fans without losing those who have been loyal supporters from day one. Fans, promoters, and industry insiders all know that no matter what changes come along Mark Farina always delivers.
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