Featured Events This Week

 Sunday, September 27th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fair Grounds
The Durango Flea Market is the place to be and shop on Sunday for a wide range of second hand items from funky to functional. Free admission and parking.
City of Durango Clean Commute Week
8:00am / Various locations
Passport at DurangoGov.org/cleancommuteweek   - Play Bingo for prizes  - Gather family/coworkers/friends for "Bike/Bus/Walk/Roll" challenge   - Get discounted rentals from ROLL door-to-door ebike rental  - Bike/walk/carpool to pick up gourmet "take-out" dinner during Local First's Eat Local Month.  - Join Durango Trails Rx and see how many trails you can tackle!
Colorado State BMX Championship Race: Championship Race
8:00am / BMX Track behind Four Corners River Sports
More than 300 riders will compete at this event and it's open to the public. The races are sure to be action-packed and fun for anyone in the community to watch. Please see the schedule for the weekend below. Races will occur back-to-back and each race is a mere minute.   Riders will race on Sunday for the State Championship, aspiring to garner Top 10 in the stae for their age group. The Top 10 riders will earn a Colorado State Plate for their bike for the following year. They will also earn an invitation to race at Grand Nationals at the Race of Champions in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which hosts the top racers from throughout the country.    Come out to the State Championship and cheer on our local riders! This is the first time this event has been held in Durango!
Merely Players presents Free Shakesphere in the Park
2:00pm / Jenkins Ranch Park in Skyridge
Merely Players Studio Series presents  FREE SHAKESPHERE IN THE PARK  A socially distanced, abbreviated, giddy version of William Shakesphere's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING   See merelyplayers.us for important information regarding this play and the special Covid-19 and venue considerations.
K-12 Schools and the Pandemic
4:00pm / Virtual
Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and CDE Associate Commissioner of School Quality and Support Rhonda Haniford will join State Representative Barbara McLachlan for a virtual town hall discussing how K-12 schools across the state are handling the pandemic.    Find the event live-streamed at www.facebook.com/Barbaraforthe59th   Bring all of your questions and concerns to the experts!
Blue Moon Ramblers
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Come enjoy the Blue Moon Ramblers as we have on Sundays for over 30 years. Swing open the saloon doors and join us!
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
 Monday, September 28th
Colors of the West - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Two-woman show featuring the works of sculptor Star Liana York and painter Maura Allen. While each artist celebrates historical and cultural elements using a distinctive medium, this show will focus on how color influences them personally and how it translates into their work as they portray and evoke feelings.    Show continues through September 30.
Mondays with Chad MacCluskey
6:00pm / Dandelion Cafe
Chad MacCluskey will be entertaining us every Monday evening for the summer! Stop by the patio and enjoy his musical talents!
 Tuesday, September 29th
Is E-Commerce Right for your Business?
8:30am / Virtual
Have you been wanting to build an E-Commerce site or have not seen the results on your online business that you were hoping for? Tune into southwest colorado sbdc E-Commerce Webinar Series for a step-by-step guide on setting up your online store and making your first sale. Register >> https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=170400200
Weekly Activity Kits
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Are you missing the youth programming at the Library? We miss you too! But we are excited to continue offering Activity Kits through the end of the year. Each week you can pick up a new activity.    Give us a call (970-375-3380) or send us an email (reference@durangogov.org) beginning Tuesday morning to request a kit
Food and Clothing Drive for the Navajo Nation
10:00am / Sacred Heart Catholic Church parking alot across from church
Food and Clothing drive for the Navajo Nation.   A food, water, clothing and pet food drive for the Navajo Nation, including people with disabilities, takes place at the parking lot across from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.    There will also be drop-offs on Wednesday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the same location. With winter coming, warm clothing, jackets and boots are needed for all ages.    All types of food plus dog and cat food will be accepted.    Arrangements for picking up a donation can be made by calling Judy at 970.749.6707.
Colors of the West - Opening Reception
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Two-woman show featuring the works of sculptor Star Liana York and painter Maura Allen. While each artist celebrates historical and cultural elements using a distinctive medium, this show will focus on how color influences them personally and how it translates into their work as they portray and evoke feelings.    Show continues through September 30.
Live Music with Sean O'Brien
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Sean grew up playing many different instruments, none of which has fascinated him as much as the guitar. He began playing guitar in 2001 in Ojai, CA, and since then it has brought him many friends and fine experiences. When he plays, he tries to provide a landscape for both himself and the audience to inhabit, so that everyone feels the same. His influences range from traditional Celtic music to blues, country western to Norah Jones, Bob Seger to English choral music. Guns N Roses to Sharon Jones. Join Sean in The Office!
Tuesdays with Alison & Friends
6:00pm / Dandelion Cafe
What can be better than listening to the owner of Dandelion Cafe herself? Come by the patio on Tuesday evenings to be entertained Alison and her friends!
 Wednesday, September 30th
Adult Pottery Classses
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center has limited openings for a 9 week Adult Pottery Workshop.    Classes begin on September 23rd and continuing each Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm! Cost is $180 for 9 weeks paid at start of class, plus¬†$35 materials fee.    Contact Margie for more info and to reserve your space. 970-903-7847
Food and Clothing Drive for the Navajo Nation
10:00am / Sacred Heart Catholic Church parking alot across from church
Food and Clothing drive for the Navajo Nation.   A food, water, clothing and pet food drive for the Navajo Nation, including people with disabilities, takes place at the parking lot across from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.    All types of food plus dog and cat food will be accepted.    Arrangements for picking up a donation can be made by calling Judy at 970.749.6707.
Animas City Night Bazaar
5:00pm / Parking lot behind a Smile By Design
Our monthly bazaars are back for the summer (last Wednesday of every month, May-September) and feature local food, beer & cocktails, artisans, music and games!
Colors of the West - Opening Reception
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Two-woman show featuring the works of sculptor Star Liana York and painter Maura Allen. While each artist celebrates historical and cultural elements using a distinctive medium, this show will focus on how color influences them personally and how it translates into their work as they portray and evoke feelings.    Show continues through September 30.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music
Virtual film screening of 'Silverton Gold'
5:30pm / Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College
The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will host a FREE Zoom film screening.   Pre-registration is required, please visit https://cswsexhibitappointments.as.me/SilvertonGold   In describing the film, documentarian Sean Owen says “’Silverton Gold’ explores the transition from mining town to tourism/ recreation based economy and the tension between development and preservation, while telling the story of the fortitude, toughness and perseverance of the people of Silverton, Colorado.”   Owen is an independent filmmaker based in Durango, Colorado. His most recent film “Tribal Radio” won Best Native American Documentary at the Santa Fe Film Festival in 2018. More of his filmography and bio can be found at http://seanwilderowen.com.   This program is a part of History Live! Durango, a series of events in September celebrating the humanities in Southwest Colorado. Full schedule of events can be found at https://coloradohumanities.org.   The Center of Southwest Studies, now in its fifty-sixth year, provides an active program of free public lectures and events year-round at its museum, research library, and archives facility on the campus of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. For more information, please contact the Center’s business office at 970-247-7456 or visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu
 Friday, October 2nd
The West Goes Pop - Opening Reception
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle.    Show runs through October 31.
Eat Local Month Harvest Dinner Series
5:00pm / Various Restaurants Around Town
Join Local First for this year's take on the Harvest Dinner - a month long celebration of local food! Every Friday from September 25 - October 16, pick up and enjoy a gourmet "take-out" dinner from Durango's best food and beverage talent. With over two dozen restaurants, farms, and local purveyors participating, there is something for everyone during Eat Local Month!    Each $75 ticket includes three courses, an alcoholic beverage, a value-added product, and a donation to an organization working hard to support Durango during this unprecedented time. Come celebrate and support the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live!    Tickets on sale now at local-first.org/eatlocalmonth.
 Saturday, October 3rd
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
San Juan Symphony Online Concert
7:30pm / San Juan Symphony
BLACK VOICES AND A BALLET FOR MARTHA   Jessie Montgomery, Voodoo Dolls  Bruce A. Russell, Linea Nigra for String Octet  Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring: Suite for 13 Instruments   Aaron Copland wrote “A Ballet for Martha” in 1944. The wartime ensemble consisted of just 13 musicians, and the collaboration with Martha Graham resulted in Appalachian Spring, an iconic vision of American Shaker communities. The program also features music by Jessie Montgomery and Bruce A. Russell, two Black American composers whose voices resonate with the racial justice movement and introduce a season-long conversation about diversity and inclusivity in the performing arts.
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