January 2020 Events

 Wednesday, January 1st
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
 Thursday, January 2nd
Powder Hounds Art Auction
12:00pm / Durango Art Center
Powder Hounds Art Auction is a month long on-going silent auction of snowboard art by local artists. The 20 art boards will be displayed at various locations in and around Durango for the public to view and are available to bid on online at www.powderhoundsart.com.    Boards begin at a minimum bid of $100 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit LPCHS. We will be introducing "Buy it Now" pricing for each board this year.    A curated show will take place at Durango Art Center on Friday, January 10th - Sunday, January 12th!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Get ready to flex those memory muscles at Powerhouse Trivia from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Sponsored by Carver Brewing, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round. Assemble your team or come solo and join one, get focused with a few local brews, and compete against some of the brightest minds around. $5 suggested team donations.
 Saturday, January 4th
NTLIVE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
11:00am / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 10:30am  Show 11:00am   'The course of true love never did run smooth.’   A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.   Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.   Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
 Sunday, January 5th
NTLIVE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 1:00pm   'The course of true love never did run smooth.’   A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.   Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.   Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
 Monday, January 6th
Looking Glass Art Show ALL WEEK
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Powder Hounds Art Auction
12:00pm / Durango Art Center
Powder Hounds Art Auction is a month long on-going silent auction of snowboard art by local artists. The 20 art boards will be displayed at various locations in and around Durango for the public to view and are available to bid on online at www.powderhoundsart.com.    Boards begin at a minimum bid of $100 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit LPCHS. We will be introducing "Buy it Now" pricing for each board this year.    A curated show will take place at Durango Art Center on Friday, January 10th - Sunday, January 12th!
 Tuesday, January 7th
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre! Less
 Wednesday, January 8th
Protecting Yourself and Others Against Sexual Assault
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us for a candid conversation about sexual assault - the different types of sexual assault, warning signs to defend against it, your rights, sexual assault laws, and the community resources to help. The discussion will include topics of sexual violence.    Ages 17+ recommended.    This class is taught by Kathleen O'Toole, owner and founder of Safe Sister, Strategies for Safe Living - a women's self defense course serving SW Colorado and Northern New Mexico.
Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
7:00pm / Miller Middle School
Free Public Event!! Village Social, Be Free Challenge and Miller Middle School are proud to bring Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience to the Durango community free of charge.    Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience sets out to understand how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.   The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised in Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teen’s mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles.
Nappy Roots with Special Guest TBA
8:30pm / Animas City Theatre
Nappy Roots (Hip Hop/Rap) with Special Guest to be Announced   $22/$25/18+  Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm  Tickets available now online at www.animascitytheatre.com  Tickets available at Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company   https://www.nappyroots.com  https://www.facebook.com/nappyrootsmusic   Biography  Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Nappyness: In an economically recessed climate, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and work through financial and emotional struggles. No stranger to challenges, this four-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-honest work emerged in form of 5 studio albums and 10 mix-tapes. As usual, Nappy Roots examine our alienable rights, reason, and truth through lyrical originality and voyage.   Since Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998, they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger. After the international success of Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers.   For most people, it is normal to only share intimate moments with friends, but for the members of Nappy, it is no different when in their living room, studio, or on stage, as they possess the gift of honesty and deliver that message with charisma. That truthfulness is especially reflected in this compilation inspired and written for this moment in time.   After severing ties with Atlantic Record and going independent, it was inevitable change was his own for solo efforts. Nappy Roots had no choice but to keep it moving and did so as smoothly as possible. As the saying goes, “the show must go on,” and so it has, obstacles included.   With a heavy heart and no major label record deal, Nappy Roots knew they had to remain in pursuit of their destiny and, thus, Nappy Roots Entertainment Group was formed. The members of Nappy Roots were facing foreclosures and a mountain of stress in the jobless economy, but still they remained positive and pushed on, while never forgetting where they came from and what they had accomplished. With fans constantly communicating with the members online and at shows, the guys realized they weren’t the only ones having trouble.   With the release of their tenth mix-tape "SH!T&aposS BEAUTIFUL" and the departure of Big V from the group, as he left to pursue a solo career, Nappy Roots for
 Friday, January 10th
Windswept
7:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
A diverse program of music for woodwind trio, including works by Alessandro Besozzi, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Madeleine Dring, Antonio Vivaldi, and Alyssa Morris. Featuring Rochelle Mann, flute; Rebecca Ray, oboe; and Denise Turner, bassoon; as well as C. Scott Hagler, piano/organ.
 Saturday, January 11th
Homebuyer Education Class
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance.   Space is limited.  To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
NTLIVE: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
11:00am / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 10:30am  Show 11:00am  The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.   Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.   On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.   163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.   This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
 Sunday, January 12th
NTLIVE: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 1:00pm   The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.   Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.   On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.   163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.   This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
 Monday, January 13th
Looking Glass Art Show ALL WEEK
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Powder Hounds Art Auction
12:00pm / Durango Art Center
Powder Hounds Art Auction is a month long on-going silent auction of snowboard art by local artists. The 20 art boards will be displayed at various locations in and around Durango for the public to view and are available to bid on online at www.powderhoundsart.com.    Boards begin at a minimum bid of $100 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit LPCHS. We will be introducing "Buy it Now" pricing for each board this year.    A curated show will take place at Durango Art Center on Friday, January 10th - Sunday, January 12th!
 Tuesday, January 14th
Animas High School Information Night
5:30pm / Animas High School
Curious about Animas High School? Prospective students and families are encouraged to attend an AHS Information Session to learn more about how AHS uses innovative, student-centered, project-based learning in a small school setting to achieve 100% college acceptance and a culture of excellence.
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre! Less
The New Deal w/s/g TBA
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Tickets on sale at Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company, & online at www.animascitytheatre.com   The New Deal with Special Guest  Standing Room Only, Limited Seating in Balcony  $17/$20/18+  Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   The New Deal  Website: http://www.thenewdeal.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewdeal  Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thenewdealband  Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/tndontour  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tndontour  Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Uay4ON   The New Deal  September 27th 2019 – With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, The New Deal has returned with a passion in 2019 with ‘TND3’ – the third incarnation of the renowned live electronica trio: Jamie Shields (keyboards), Dan Kurtz (bass), and new drummer Davide Di Renzo.   Their new album Phoenix was recorded live off-the-floor in the studio with no overdubs, no additional instrumentation and with every intention of re-establishing the sound of what TND is: the spirit of the unexpected. As the first album since their 2016 release Mercury Switch, this highly anticipated new release is a series of epic live improvised studio jams broken into multiple parts but intended for continuous play. Click HERE to listen to the new album.    The band’s evolution through three drummers has now brought The New Deal closer to its original direction. “With Davide, it’s a bit like ‘coming back home’, as he was the drummer that inspired our original direction back in 1998 when the three of us played an impromptu gig together in Guelph, Ontario. Each of the band’s drummers has brought something unique to The New Deal, and with Davide we’re reaching back to move forward with the organic-infused improvisation that has long-inspired a big part of The New Deal sound,” explains keyboardist Jamie Shields.   The New Deal first began in Toronto in 1999, quickly gaining support from Toronto’s underground club scene as pioneers in electronica, recreating the DJ experience with live, improvised music. Soon the band brought their interpretation of Electro House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to the US where they were embraced by the crowds at NYC’s Wetlands Preserve and cultivated a loyal following in the American jam scene. After twelve years of touring, The New Deal took a hiatus in 2011; Dan spent much of the next few years touring the world with Electropop band Dragonette. When The New Deal returned to stages in 2014 they brought on board a new drummer in Dragonette’s Joel Stouffer. For three years, Dan, Jamie, and Joel enjoyed another successful round of touring and recording, and i
 Wednesday, January 15th
Reggae Night w/ Grammy Award Winning Morgan Heritage w/s/g Niceness
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Reggae Night with Grammy Award Winning Morgan Heritage, Niceness, and M.C. Rasta Stevie    Early show!! Doors 7:00pm  $25/$30/18+  Website: www.morganheritagemusic.com  Social Media Links:  https://www.facebook.com/morganheritage  http://instagram.com/morganheritage  https://twitter.com/morganheritage  https://www.youtube.com/user/MorganHeritageTv  LOYALTY - Morgan Heritage  CTBC Music Group  Their brand new album ‘LOYALTY’ was created across several continents and completed in an unorthodox fashion with the three brothers all in different locations - Mojo in Kenya focusing on the group’s philanthropic efforts, Gramps traveling the world healing people with the Masya CBD products created by his wife Dr Annabelle Manalo and Peetah in Miami anchoring the production. This meant utilising technology to bring them together in one studio to orchestrate the finishing touches to their new masterpiece. ‘LOYALTY’ is the trio’s twelfth studio album and is set for release August 2019 on their CTBC Music Group (Cool To Be Conscious Music Group) label.   Morgan Heritage are known worldwide for their riveting stage presence and exciting showmanship, so it is no surprise that the Royal Family of Reggae will trek globally from Africa to Europe, North to South America and beyond during 2019 and 2020. The itinerary not only embodies the group’s global citizenship but is a testament to the siblings embrace of unifying cultures that is prominent in their music, with the brothers stating: “The new album showcases the universal state of Reggae and Jamaican music today. Our music is not one dimensional and we’re not loyal to one dimension of the music, rather we’re loyal to our genre.”   Personified by an impressive discography with each release displaying the eclectic fusion of sounds that have influenced each member, including Reggae, Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, RnB, and Afrobeat, the common thread throughout has been authentic original Reggae. ‘LOYALTY’ can certainly be defined as a globetrotting work of art and offers 16 diverse songs produced by Morgan Heritage with co-production from fellow GRAMMY award winners such as Jerry Wonda, Jason “J-Vibe” Farmer, Shane Brown and Aston Barrett Jr amongst others. The album also features star studded appearances from award winning African superstars Diamond Platnumz, Stonebwoy, Patoranking, Reggae Rock stars Pepper and Iration, Dancehall sensation Popcaan, plus the voice of Emmy Award winning journalist and broadcaster Jeff Koinange on the album intro track.   ‘LOYALTY’ truly delivers the nostalgic Morgan Heritage sound that fans recognize as ‘Rockaz’. The outstanding production embrace instrumental breaks that allow individual artists to shine
 Thursday, January 16th
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Get ready to flex those memory muscles at Powerhouse Trivia from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Sponsored by Carver Brewing, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round. Assemble your team or come solo and join one, get focused with a few local brews, and compete against some of the brightest minds around. $5 suggested team donations.
 Saturday, January 18th
Shop Orientation
9:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
Lawrence Broadway, an experienced shop steward will demonstrate the safe use of all of the shop equipment. New members are strongly encouraged to attend, and any member who is learning a new interest area or just wants a refresher training, should also take advantage of this free demonstration. This is also a great place for anyone who wants to become a shop steward to become more familiar with the equipment.
Black Violin
8:30pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Black Violin – featuring Wilner Wil Be Baptiste (viola) and Kevin Kev Marcus Sylvester (violin) – is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music, resulting in a unique, generation-defying, groundbreaking sound.
 Sunday, January 19th
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 12:55pm   The Bolshoi presents the famous star-crossed lovers from Shakespeare’s most tragic love story set to Prokofiev’s cinematic score.
San Juan Symphony Family Concert
5:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Peter and the Wolf (petting zoo one hour before the show)
 Monday, January 20th
Looking Glass Art Show ALL WEEK
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Powder Hounds Art Auction
12:00pm / Durango Art Center
Powder Hounds Art Auction is a month long on-going silent auction of snowboard art by local artists. The 20 art boards will be displayed at various locations in and around Durango for the public to view and are available to bid on online at www.powderhoundsart.com.    Boards begin at a minimum bid of $100 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit LPCHS. We will be introducing "Buy it Now" pricing for each board this year.    A curated show will take place at Durango Art Center on Friday, January 10th - Sunday, January 12th!
 Tuesday, January 21st
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre! Less
Consent: a practice in finding the positive
6:30pm / Durango Public Library
Imagine if talking about sex was celebrated rather than whispered.   Join Erin Brandt, owner of Birds and Bees, for a discussion on how consent can be used as a tool of pleasure.   Opportunities to ask questions anonymously will be provided.    Ages 17+  
Choir of Man
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Returning to Durango by popular demand, Choir of Man features a high-paced show of entertainment that combines live music and foot stomping choreography from nine “ordinary guys” who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Envision the greatest pub gig ever seen and multiply it by 10. There’s something for everyone in what is revered as a joyous and uplifting show for all ages. Noted Broadway Baby, “A feast for the senses, Choir of Man will have you dancing down the aisles.”
 Wednesday, January 22nd
Comedians: Durango Diaries
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Durango Diaries is The Durango Herald's in-person storytelling event.    Three local comics will share stories about how they got into the business and what it’s like to be funny.   Storytellers for this session include:   Wes Stein is the founder of Comedy Showcase Durango and the host of Next Best Comic of the Four Corners. He has produced shows with popular headliner comics, hosted and emceed events around the country and is featured on the album “Durango Is Funny” available on iTunes and Spotify.    Kate McLachlan is a comedian based out of Durango and is the winner of 2018's Next Best Comic of the Four Corners and the loser of Comedian's Power Hour, which is a drinking competition so it's not that big of a deal. She is a student and bartender, which makes her very unique in Durango.    Ryan McCardell hosts Laugh Therapy at the Irish Embassy, which was created in an effort to provide a therapeutic outlet for both performers and audience members to cope with the stress of life. He has also twice competed in the regional Next Best Comic of the Four Corners.
 Thursday, January 23rd
Golden Dragon Acrobats
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Returning once again to Durango, the widely popular Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will astound and amaze as the troupe delivers, as the New York Post reported, “… beautifully choreographed routines showcasing their amazing skills and physicality, accompanied by a musical score of traditional Chinese music filtered through a New Age sensibility… Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls – and with props as varied as ladders and giant spinning wheels – the performers show just why they’re world-famous.”
 Friday, January 24th
Community Foundation - Making a Difference: Erik Weihenmayer
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The Community Foundation serving SW CO is bringing in Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest, as our next Making a Difference speaker. He is an athlete, adventurer, motivational speaker and best-selling author of No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. Join us to hear his inspiring story.
 Saturday, January 25th
NTLIVE: ALL MY SONS
11:00am / Animas City Theatre
$14/18  Doors 10:30am  Show 11:00am   Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.   America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.   But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.   Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.
 Sunday, January 26th
NTLIVE: ALL MY SONS
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 1:00pm   Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.   America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.   But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.   Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.
 Monday, January 27th
Looking Glass Art Show ALL WEEK
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Powder Hounds Art Auction
12:00pm / Durango Art Center
Powder Hounds Art Auction is a month long on-going silent auction of snowboard art by local artists. The 20 art boards will be displayed at various locations in and around Durango for the public to view and are available to bid on online at www.powderhoundsart.com.    Boards begin at a minimum bid of $100 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit LPCHS. We will be introducing "Buy it Now" pricing for each board this year.    A curated show will take place at Durango Art Center on Friday, January 10th - Sunday, January 12th!
 Tuesday, January 28th
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre! Less
Kitchen Dwellers w/s/g TBA
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Kitchen Dwellers with special guest to be announced  $15/$18/18+  Tickets: Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company, www.animascitytheatre.com   Facebook: ?https://www.facebook.com/Kitchen.dwellers  Instagram: ?https://www.instagram.com/kitchendwellers  SoundCloud: ?https://soundcloud.com/kitchen­dwellers  Twitter: ?https://twitter.com/Dwellergrass  Bands In Town: http://www.bandsintown.com/KitchenDwellers  Website: http://?www.kitchendwellers.com   Kitchen Dwellers Bio  "This all started as a series of jam sessions in the kitchen,” says Joe Funk, bassist for the breakout progressive bluegrass band Kitchen Dwellers. “We were getting together to play covers and traditional music and old-time tunes for fun after school, and everything else just really evolved from there.”   For Kitchen Dwellers, "everything else,” as Funk so modestly puts it, has been nothing short of remarkable. In the near decade they’ve been together, the Montana-based four-piece has performed for thousands at Red Rocks, shared bills with the likes of Railroad Earth, The Infamous String Dusters, and Twiddle, graced festival stages from Northwest String Summit to WinterWonderGrass, and transcended traditional genre boundaries, blending virtuosic bluegrass wizardry with ecstatic rock and roll energy and adventurous psychedelia. With their spectacular new album, ‘Muir Maid,’ the group has come fully into their own, seamlessly blending the past, present, and future of string band music to create their most daring and collaborative work yet.   “This is the first record with all four of us contributing to the writing together,” says guitarist Max Davies, “and the songs really reflect that. You can hear each of our different backgrounds and influences in the music, and you can also hear how much we’ve grown in the last few years, both as individuals and as a band.” While much of that growth can be traced to the group’s relentless tour schedule, they’re also quick to credit the influence of The Infamous Stringdusters’ Chris Pandolfi, who produced ‘Muir Maid’ and helped the band reach new heights in the studio and beyond. “We call it The Panda Effect,” says banjo player Torrin Daniels. “Just by hanging out with a musician like Chris, you absorb what he says and how he approaches songs, and all of the sudden you’re a better musician for it.”   ‘Muir Maid’ follows Kitchen Dwellers’ acclaimed 2017 LP, ‘Ghost In The Bottle,’ which was produced by Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn and featured a slew of special guests, including Little Feat’s Bill Payne and Greensky Bluegrass’s Anders Beck.
 Wednesday, January 29th
42 Annual Snowdown
11:00am / Durango
COLORADO'S PREMIER WINTER CELEBRATION   JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 2, 2020
 Thursday, January 30th
Animas High School Information Night
5:30pm / Animas High School
Curious about Animas High School? Prospective students and families are encouraged to attend an AHS Information Session to learn more about how AHS uses innovative, student-centered, project-based learning in a small school setting to achieve 100% college acceptance and a culture of excellence.
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