February 2023 Events

 Wednesday, February 1st
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
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Yang Style Tai Chi
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective exercise for health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and its health benefits can soon be realized. For many, it continues as a life long journey.   Yang Style is one of the five main styles of Tai Chi and the most well known in the U.S.. In this class we will introduce and practice the basic principles that make Tai Chi so unique and beneficial. We will learn the movements of the 24 short form. This practice has been known to help improve balance, strength, coordination and flexibility.    Denise Lane is a certified Tai Chi instructor. She has been practicing Tai Chi for many years and teaching it since the late 1990's.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join Durango Arts Center each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before. 10 Classes, all supplies are included!
Snowdown As You Like It MC/CJ Battle
10:30am / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by DJ Tones. If music be the food of love, play on! Try your best at DJ'ing and MC'ing. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Fashion Shall And Shall Nots
11:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Maids and Maidens, don your kirtles, cloaks and bodices and ride your chariots to the Snowdown Fashion Do's and Don'ts! Enjoy watching the costumed lads and lasses parade down a runway to Shakespearean music and an MC. All the world's a stage and the men and women merely players. So come and play with us! Prizes for guests in costume are given out prior to the beginning of the Fashion Show in categories that can change according to the theme and judges. Prizes are usually given for most creative, best individual, best group etc. The Fairground Exhibit Hall is decorated to theme, a luncheon is included (perhaps squab or witches stew), and a cash bar with plenty of grog will be available. The event will be filmed and available for purchase as well as shown as its own event on Saturday and Sunday. No children/infants or pets allowed. This is adult entertainment! Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: $25 for runway, $20 seated and $10 standing room only  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Scavenger Hunt
12:00pm / Billy Goat Saloon
Neither a borrower or a lender be. Teams of 4 shall use their wit to scour thine kingdom and county and find as many of the 100 items on the list as magically possible. Pick up list between NOON and 8 PM at the Billy Goat. All items shall fit into one City of Durango blue recycling box. The team who returns with the most items from the list to the Billy Goat by Friday at 10 AM shall be the reigning champs of the fiefdom. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $20 per team of 4  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Snowdown Keg Cap Frisbee Golf
2:00pm / Balcony Bar & Grill
Golf - upon my soul, a wicked lie! Test ye old mastery at using keg caps as frisbees! Thou shall be tossing keg caps as frisbees into a goal. Don a costume for good fortune. Must be 18+.   Entry Cost: FREE   Entry Deadline: Time of event   Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Art Thou A Local?
2:00pm / Animas Chocolate Company
In partnership with the Animas Museum and a gaggle of longtime Durango locals, enjoy a "Trivia Night/contest" testing your local trivia knowledge about Durango, to find out "How Local Art Thou?" or are ye just LOCO?  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Challenge Ye To A Duel
4:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Animas Armored Combat. I challenge ye to a duel! Surely you joust! Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once! (This is a sword fight using fake swords.) Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $75, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25 Bar tabs
Snowdown Dauntless Lego Walk
4:00pm / 11th Street Station
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. Test your "feet" of strength! Compete in this timed trial race barefoot to prove ye have the strongest feet in the kingdom! Come one, come all ye Kings and Queens and lads and lasses to race, walk or crawl your way across a medley of Legos for the win! Must be 18+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Family Fued
4:00pm / Anarchy Brewing
Come Montagues and Capulets to a classic game of Family Feud! We asked the good people of Durango the most pressing questions of today, and can ye guess their answers? 8 teams of 4 battle it out for the right to say "We know what Durangoans are thinking" and a prize for the victors! Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: $20   Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Midsummer Nights Dream Fairy Cosplay DIY
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
To Sleep perchance to dream! Let thine creative juices flow as you create your own twisted, floral fairy crown or a set of mischievous horns and a magical wand to accompany your headwear and join in the cosplay fun of SNOWDOWN! For tweens and teens. Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown DIY Elizabethan Ruff Craft
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Every Shakespearean costume needs the signature ruffled collar. Come craft thine own version made from upcycled old books! Or make a decorative “ruff ” for your dog, or cat (or newt..) with our pet version of the craft. All supplies are included.   Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Bard Off
4:00pm / Stimulus Café and Coffee House
First annual Bard Off! Come and be a "Bard" D Wrangler! Contestants will have one minute to perform a unique acapella song, dance, poem, musical composition or any combination of the above. Guitar, Ukulele and Piano will be available for use. Audience will judge the contestants, limited to 25 performers. All ages welcome!  Entry Cost: FREE Entry Deadline: Registration begins at 3 PM Prizes: 1st - 1 month of FREE coffee (terms apply), 2nd - $10 Gift certificate
Snowdown Hot Wing Eating Contest
4:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Hosted by Cuckoo's Chicken House. Lust like a glutton dies! HOT wings, and we mean HOT! Can thou handle the heat without melting? That is the question! Limited to the first 20 entries. Must be 18+.   Entry Cost: $10  Prizes: 1st - 1 FREE pound of wings every month for 12 months, 2nd - 1 FREE pound of wings a month for 6 Months, 3rd - Cuckoo's T-shirt as well as prizes provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon
Snowdown FUN-Official Kick-Off Business After Hours
5:00pm / Strater Hotel
Join us for this special Business After Hours, which is a networking event co-hosted by the Durango Chamber and a Chamber member, attracting professionals from all around the Durango area. Join us for an evening of connections, celebrations, and fun!    "Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." - Twelfth Night.   This special event is to be the FUN-official Kick-off to Snowdown with costumes, prizes, and fun! Don your favorite Shakesperean costume and join us for an event you don't want to miss. AND afterward, hit up one of the local events happening for Snowdown that night.    FOOD - DRINKS - PRIZES   Registration Price:   Pre-Register & SAVE! $10 includes 2 drinks and appetizers! Register online for discounted pricing.  Entry fees are $15 at the door.
Snowdown Bicycle Roller Races
5:00pm / Zia Taqueria
"The wheel is come full circle" Head-to-head racers on a stationary roller bike. The person who goes the farthest in 15 minutes wins. Contestants shall provide their own bike - with 700C front wheels. Racing starts at 5 PM with the last race at 8:30 PM. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event; email ipburnett@fortlewis.edu to sign up Prizes!
Snowdown Spellebration
5:30pm / Gaslight Twin Cinema
5:30 PM SPELLEBRATION - Spelling BEE or not to BEE? Get thee to a "nounary"! Showcase your Shakespearean spelling skills in our Spellabration event! Teams of 3 will compete in this fun, adult spelling bee with cocktails and costumes. Eliminated teams will have a chance to buy their way back into the fun! Rocking prizes for the winning teams! Who will be crowned the Shakespearean Spelling Champion of 2023?! All ages, family friendly.  Entry Cost: $250/team  Entry Deadline: Friday Jan 27  Prizes
Snowdown Frisbee Olympics
5:30pm / Carver Brewing Company
Joineth frisbee mayhem and may you be crowned as the most wondrous disc flyeth'r in all of the land! Must be 21+. Entry Cost: FREE Prizes!
Snowdown Scotch Doubles Billiards
6:00pm / The Garage
To play billiards well is a sign of an ill spent youth. Teams of two will play head-to-head in this double elimination 8-ball tournament alternating shots after every made ball. Cash prizes will be awarded. Must be 21+. Entry Cost: $20 Prizes!
Snowdown Ping Pong Tournament
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
You can't go to battle with just one weapon! Crowning the King or Queen of SNOWDOWN Ping Pong! Must be 21+. Entry Cost: FREE Entry Deadline: Time of event Prizes: 1st - $75, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25 Bar tabs
Snowdown Double Darts
6:00pm / Union Social House
Bring thou partner or choose another single reveler to join your team. First 10 teams guaranteed. There will be a waitlist for additional participants. Top 5 teams will compete in an Around the World Tournament. Costumes will help thee cause. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Euchre Tournament
6:00pm / VFW
Two person teams are drawn (not quartered) from a random double elimination tournament. Tourney starts at 6 PM, or as soon as brackets are finished. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE   Entry Deadline: Registration 5-5:30 PM  Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Teams; 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Costumes
Snowdown The Taming Of The Pinball
6:30pm / Jbos Pizza and Ribs
This is an international Flipper Pinball Association sanctioned pinball tournament. It shall be a seven strike knockout format. Ye olde players shall play against three other players and shall be given strikes as a Progressive Strike Knockout (0 Strikes for 1st, 1 strike for 2nd, 2 strikes for 3rd, 3 strikes for 4th). The last player standing is the champion. Dost thou have the balls for this game? Calling all ages and skill levels!  Entry Cost: $5  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best costume
Improv Drop-In Workout
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join Cindy Laudadio-Hill for a free-form improv workout! Build upon your skills and practice playing well with others through games and scene work
Snowdown Chancellors Official Butt Dart Tragedy
7:00pm / 11th Street Station
A SNOWDOWN sonnet based on the classic party game "quarters." Teams of 4 shall compete against each other in a tournament style bracket, for the coveted "Golden Ass" Trophy. So get thine golden asses down here to compete! Limited to 16 teams. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Cribbage Tournament
7:00pm / Elks Lodge
Is this much ado about nothing? Time once again to dust off your cribbage board and sign up for this event! Regular 6-card play, single elimination. Bring your own boards if you have them. Cards provided. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: $8  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Cash prizes
Snowdown Sports Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
"Come-on then, horse and chariots let us have, and to our sport" Test your sports knowledge at Durango's home for sports! Teams up to 6 people. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Lip Sync Contest
8:00pm / El Rancho Tavern
Give some lip service to this lip sync contest and win the audience with your performance. Solo or Group Acts allowed. Judging based on best performance and crowd favorite! Dance party to follow! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best overall and crowd favorite
Balkan Bump with ETHNO & Mah Ze Tar
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre.
Grab your $25 presale tickets for our Snowdown Durango kick off party! Balkan Bump has recently toured with Dirtwire, Moon Hootch, Wookiefoot, and will be all our artist will be flying into Durango for this special one off date.   Doors open at 7:00
Snowdown JokeDown
8:30pm / Derailed Pour House
Surely you jest! An original SNOWDOWN tradition, this hilarious event is LIVE! And may thine jests be funny! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: Cash prizes (and a really cool trophy!) for Best joke and stand-up routine
Snowdown Klackers Tournament
9:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Durango's own homegrown game! Don't be a slacker, harken come play Klackers! Be Crowned King or Queen of Klackers! Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $75, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25 Bar tabs
 Thursday, February 2nd
Snowdown Big Wheel Derby AKA Tiny Bike
2:00pm / Balcony Bar & Grill
"for I will ride, as far as land will let me" Rideth a tiny bike around our loop upstairs. Best time wins! Must wear a helmut and be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Rock, Papr, Scissors
4:00pm / Starlight Lounge
"What's done can't be undone." A game older than Shakespeare himself. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 Bar tabs, 3rd - FREE drink
Snowdown Skakespeare Button Making
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
"We know what we are, but know not what we may be" Deck thee out in some Shakespearian flair. Maketh button pins using our designs or create thy own. A fun, quick craft event for all ages!  Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Name That Tune
4:00pm / 8th Avenue Tavern
"When words fail, music speaks." Individuals or group teams art welcome in this event. Three 20 second snipits of songs wilt be played. Each team wilt then be asked to name the title of the song and the artist, with each correct answer worth 1 point. Every 5th song or so the teams wilt hath an opportunity to earn bonus points by naming the year the song came out! Most points wins! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event. Prizes!
Snowdown Cocktails for Conservation
4:30pm / Durango Main Mall
Join us in celebrating 31 years of La Plata Open Space Conservancy at our annual Snowdown fundraiser! Cocktails for Conservation is a lively, elegant event featuring exceptional wines, fine foods, local brews, and a silent auction. Enjoy locally crafted spirit and chocolate pairings nestled in the Durango Main Mall's fabulous downtown location. All proceeds from this popular event support LPOSC's work conserving cherished landscapes and natural resources in our community.    Buy your tickets for the VIP gathering from 4:30-5:30 PM - VIP attendees will enjoy a special craft spirit and chocolate pairing. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
Snowdown Jr King and Queen Contest
4:30pm / Best Western Rio Grande Inn
"Though she be but little, she is fierce."  Hosted by McDonald's and Best Western Rio Grande Inn. This is one for the 7-to-10-year-olds from Durango grade schools! Winning royalty wilt ride in the SNOWDOWN Light Parade Friday night! All ages are welcome to attend the final selection of SNOWDOWN's Junior King and Queen competition at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn to cheer for their schools' selection.  Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Boozin' Beacons
5:00pm / Channel 37
It's okay to get lost every once in a while, sometimes getting lost is how we find ourselves." Hosted by Channel 37. Hide and Seek with a twist! Use your avalanche transceiver to find the "buried" teams downtown and play mini-games along the way! Teams of 4 compete to see how many other teams they can find downtown in this fun pub crawl. Spots fill up quickly so be'est sure to register early. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $40 per team  Entry Deadline: Day of event  Prizes: 1st The Coveted Boozin' Beacons trophy and other fun prizes
Snowdown Tie Down - Fly Tying Contest
5:00pm / The San Juan Angler
To tie or not to tie, that is the question!  Fly Tying Contest. Most creative flies in 3 categories, (SM, MD, LG) with materials provided. Fly tying knowledge not required. If you have any fly tying tools and/or equipment, please bring. We have limited equipment and wilt need to work in stages. All ages welcome.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Day of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Men's, Women's and Kid's categories
Snowdown Long Spoons Tournament
5:00pm / Union Social House
"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me."  Calling all Midwestern Revelers to the game of the region. Join us in a masterful night of rowdy spoons as we battle for the coveted spoon crown. Ten tables will play elimination style for 4 rounds until the final round when the monarch wilt be'est crowned. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Day of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Taming Of The Jenga
5:30pm / Starlight Lounge
"What you spend years building may be destoyed overnight. Build it anyway." Jenga! Jenga! Jenga!  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 Bar tabs, 3rd - FREE drink
Snowdown Beer Trivia
5:30pm / Carver Brewing Company
"For a quart of ale is a dish for a king." So thee think thee can drinketh? Cometh test thy knowledge 'gainst the Brewmaster. Form a team of four and test thy palate to winneth beer and more. No outside food or drinks. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $40 per team  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - 5 gallon keg for each team member, 2nd - 6-pack for each team member, 3rd - Gift cards and Carver swag!
Snowdown A Mid-Snowdown Dance
5:30pm / Durango Dance
"A star danced and under that I was born." Frolic and dance at this family-friendly event, featuring a glow in the dark dance party and obstacle course. Must be under 18.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  
Snowdown Dodgeball
5:30pm / Durango Recreation Center
"Boldness my friend." Hosted by Ignacio Youth Services. This all-purenatural adrenaline event also increases dopamine levels naturally and raises money for awesome after-school, outdoor adventure positive youth development programs in Ignacio. Must be 16+.  Entry Cost: $65 per team  Entry Deadline: 30 minutes prior to event or pre-register at www. sococaa.org  Prizes: 1st, 2nd
Snowdown Champagne Pong
6:00pm / DoubleTree by Hilton
"Drink provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance." Teams of 2 wilt compete in a single elimination tournament of Champagne Pong. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $10 per team  Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event  Prizes: Provided by Breckenridge Brewery
Snowdown Classic As You Like It Game Night
6:00pm / 11th Street Station
"You can't lose a game if you don't play the game". Join us for a tournament style night of thy favorite games. Join one, or all, starting at 6 PM, with a new game on the hour, every hour. 6 PM Connect Four, 7 PM Yahtzee, 8 PM Quarters and 9 PM Operation. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st and 2nd place winners for all games
Snowdown Ye Ol Fry Fortess Contest
6:00pm / Backcountry Gourmet
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."Thou wilt use uncooked French fries to buildeth the most wondrous castle in just 15 minutes. The castles wilt be'est judged and the winners delared. All ages welcome!  Entry Cost: FREE<br Prizes: Backcountry gift cards and other coveted prizes
Snowdown Beer Pong
6:00pm / The Garage
"Pleasure and action make the hours seem short." Teams of two wilt square off in this double elimination tournament played with traditional beer pong rules. This is a 64-team bracket and teams should sign up early, this event fills up! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $20  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Nights Pinball Dream
6:30pm / The Garage
"I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it." This is an International Flipper Pinball Association sanctioned pinball tournament. It will be a seven strike Knockout format. Players will play against three other players and will be given strikes as a Progressive strike knockout (0 strikes for 1st, 1 strike for 2nd, 2 strikes for 3rd, 3 strikes for 4th). The last player standing is the winner. All ages and all skill levels welcome!  Entry Cost: $5 per player  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best costume
Snowdown Ye Olde Trivia
6:30pm / The Powerhouse Science Center
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." Gather thine mates and hither thee down for Powerhouse trivia. Four rounds of trivia questions, always including a science and music round. Bar open with pints of ale and spirits for all kinds of revelry. All ages welcome!  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best dressed team
Snowdown Job Blow Job
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
"How art thou out of breath when thou hast breath to say to me that thou art out of breath?" First person to blow a cuppeth across a table wilt be the victor! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes; 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 Bar tabs, 3rd - FREE drink
Snowdown Drunken Dictionary
7:00pm / Eso Terra Ciderworks
"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." Ever use a big word? Methinks thou might not know what they mean! Join Eso Terra Ciderworks and a panel of local judges to see if you actually knoweth what yond vocabulary ye art using means. This Shakespearethemed contest wilt get thou a large cider pour of your choice, before we sendeth thee up on stage, spelling bee elimination round style. We wilt giveth each contestant a word and thee telleth us what 't means. Our judges and the crowd wilt decide how close ye art. We wilt giveth thee a chance to convince those folk of your wit and knowledge. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $7 participants, FREE for spectators   Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Knight Fight Night
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors: 7pm  Event Start Time: 8pm  Tickets prices and description: $20 general admission. $30 vip tickets with balcony access and a chance to win some amazing prizes. Pre Sale Tickets only available online at www.animascitytheatre.com   "Knight Fight" on Thursday night February 2nd at the Animas City Theater. Experience Medieval cage fights, music, and a double dose of Snowdown style chaos. MMA style fights with competitors in armor, melees, and other medieval mayhem await. We also have representatives from some of your favorite local bars and breweries competing in armor for their first time with an awesome prize for the winner. This will be a more adult focused event complete with a snowdown worthy after party and separate from our more family friendly fair the following days.  Entry Cost: $20 tickets available online at Animascitytheatre.com  Entry Deadline: Day of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Drag Race And Fashion Show
8:00pm / El Rancho Tavern
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Cometh strut thy stuff! Dress in thy most wondrous King or Queen of the Drag. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event   Prizes: Best Queen, King and Overall favorite
Snowdown The Taming Of The Flip Cut
8:30pm / Starlight Lounge
"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff." Hosted by Queen Kitty Seltzer. Flip a cuppeth. Or flippeth a cup. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 Bar tabs, 3rd FREE drink
Snowdown Pick Up Line Contest
8:30pm / The Roost
"He that loves to be flattered is worthy o'the flatterer."Are you a Romeo in search of your Juliet? How would thou earn thou lady's affection? Test thy most wondrous pickup lines ere a live audience! A panel of knowledgeable judges wilt determine if 't be true thee hath't what 't doth take to woo the fair maiden. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Tempest Dance Party
10:00pm / Starlight Lounge
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." Dance party featuring music by the winner of the DJ battle. Must be 21+.  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Karaoke Competition
10:00pm / 8th Avenue Tavern
"Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great. And others have greatness thrust upon them." Cometh show off thy musical prowess at the Tavern! Performers wilt be given points based on vocalization, performance and showmanship. If you win 1st place, you are ineligible to participate in the contest any of the other nights. The karaoke contest wilt be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. T'will be nights most memorable! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50 cash, 2nd - $25 gift card, 3rd - drink token
 Friday, February 3rd
Snowdown Kan Jam
12:30pm / Balcony Bar & Grill
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." Throwing a frisbee into the can. Must sign up as a team and be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Tournament & Renaissance Fair
1:00pm / Durango Transit Center
A Renaissance Fair with real steel armored combat, blacksmith, fire performers, craftsmen, food, Medieval tents, historical reenactments and a tavern run by Steamworks and SKA! "How stands the hour?" It is time to get your armor on and have a great time. All ages welcome.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Senior Bingo
1:00pm / La Plata County Senior Center
If numbers be thy game, then play on those of folly. The original Bingo game was played with beans and so called, Beano! It wasn't until someone accidentally called Bingo! Sometime in the 1920's…a little nugget of information for all you Bingo players. Must be 60+.  Entry Cost: $1 per card  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd 
Snowdown Super Sexy Car Wash
2:00pm / 11th Street Station
Your only job is to shine and sparkle while you suds up! Use your best playwright skills to show us all your theatrical talents while getting all soapy, sudsy and wet while washing a classic car for 2 minutes to the song of your choice! "The eyes are the window to your soul." Must be 21+.<Br> Entry Cost: FREE<Br> Entry Deadline: Time of event <Br> Prizes: 1st - $350, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $50
Snowdown Tallywacker On The Garden
2:00pm / Carver Brewing Company
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." Can thee swingeth thy hips to maketh the ball through the obstacle course? Testeth thy arts 'gainst knights, Lady Macbeth, the three witches, and Yorick's skeleton on the Beer Garden upon Main. No outside food or drinks. Must be 21+.<Br> Entry Cost: FREE<Br> Prizes: Beer, gift cards, and swag
Snowdown Bobbeth The Apple Gauntlet
3:00pm / Eso Terra Ciderworks
Have you ever been "air bobbing" for apples? No?!? Well, look no further! Join Eso Terra Ciderworks downtown while you wait for the SNOWDOWN Light Parade in this never before seen, Covid-safe apple bobbling gauntlet. This event is FREE and you can stop by anytime between 3 PM and the start of the SNOWDOWN Light Parade! There will be a scoreboard tracking top times and a prize for the fastest bobber!  Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Explore Shakespeare Through Steam
3:30pm / Durango Public Library
"To be or not to be: that is the question." Come explore the Bard's best known works through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) inspired activities! Will you be the last one? Must be 5-12 years of age.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Hand On The Van Competition
4:00pm / Grassburger
Hosted by the Mayor's Youth Advisory. Hand on the Van is a fun competition for elementary school kids to win prizes for holding their hand on a police car for the longest. For those youngsters under 10 years of age.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Measure For Measure Rug Racing
5:00pm / Starlight Lounge
"Lord what fools these mortals be!" The 1st one, sliding on a rug, to make it to finish line wins! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event   Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 Bar tabs 3rd - FREE drink
Snowdown Spaghetti Dinner
5:00pm / Elks Lodge
"Small cheer and great welcome makes marry feasts." Spaghetti dinner before and after the SNOWDOWN Light Parade. Bring your appetite for this amazing meal of spaghetti & meatballs, salad and garlic bread. Serving will start at 5 PM and go until the spaghetti runs out or by 8 PM. Hope you can make it! This is a fundraising event for the Elks Lodge.   Entry Cost: $10 adult, $5 kids (10 & under)
Snowdown Durango Redball Express
5:30pm / Downtown Durango
Hosted by Rotary Clubs of La Plata County and Alpine Bank. "For the Red Ball reigns in the winters pale." RedBall Express is a local fundraising event organized by the Rotary Clubs of La Plata County. All proceeds from the event support Rotary projects in La Plata County and local programs for people in need or at risk.    Adoption tickets are available ONLINE ONLY at durangoredball.com. A $5 donation allows the participant to adopt two of the red balls. The first two balls down the course win that adoption ticket holder $5,000. The second pair wins that adoption ticket holder $2,000, and the third pair wins that adoption ticket holder $1,000. Since the arrival of the Rotary Redball Express in La Plata County, the Rotary Clubs of Durango and Bayfield have raised over $500,000 for county wide service projects and donated funds to many local non-profits. Be the lucky winner of this year's grand prizes! Must be 18+  Entry Cost: $5 donation to adopt two ball numbers, the amount increases based upon the contestant's additional donation to secure additional ball numbers.  Entry Deadline: Tickets must be purchased before 4:30 PM, day of event   Prizes: 1st - $5000, 2nd - $2000, 3rd - $100
Snowdown Light Parade
6:00pm / Downtown Durango
Hosted by Purgatory Resort. Let there be light Durango! It’s Durango’s only nighttime light parade where light emblazoned floats create a dazzling delight in Durango’s most spectacular procession along Main Avenue. Anyone who is anyone comes out to see the lads and lasses and maids and maidens display their timeless creativity on lighted floats. Come get lit with us and share in the revelry while floats compete for trophies in 10 categories with special emphasis on lights and theme.
Snowdown Teens & Tweens Dance Party
6:30pm / The Hive
Join your friends as they dance in the Hive's skatepark with a live DJ! Prizes for best costumes!  Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Follies
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
What light through yonder window breaks? Tis the SNOWDOWN Follies - returning for the 40th year of entertainment with your favorite bards, showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent event has a cash bar and performs both weekends of SNOWDOWN to allow as many people as possible to experience the fun and laughter the SNOWDOWN Follies provides!
Snowdown Romeo and Juliet Split Flipper Pinball
7:00pm / Union Social House
Love pinball or do you want to start playing? Then this is the event for you! Teams of two will battle for the title of Split Flipper Champion by simultaneously operating a pinball machine, side by side. That's right, partners vs partners just like the Montagues and Capulets.   All ages and all skill levels.  Entry Cost: $5  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best costume
Snowdown Follies Videocast
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
If you missed getting tickets for the SNOWDOWN Follies don't despair, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It's almost as good as the real thing, at half the price! Tickets are online only! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $12.50
Snowdown Annual Snowdown Costume Ball, Post-Parade Awards & Balloon Drop
7:00pm / Main Mall
Hosted by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and American General Media. Join us for the 4th Annual Post Parade Main Mall Ball. "If music be the food of love, play on." Featuring live music from the Hill Stompers, brought to you by 99x/92.9 the Point, the SNOWDOWN Light Parade winners and Durango Balloon prize drop. Bring your inner witch! "Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble!"  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown American Legion Auxiliary Dance
7:00pm / American Legion Post 28
Be our guest at the annual American Legion Auxiliary fund raiser dance for our veterans! The Ben Gibson Band will be playing Classic Rock from 7pm to 10pm.    $10.00 admission fee.    Let's have some fun! Come and hear some great music!
Snowdown Tortilla Slap
8:00pm / Los Amigos Del Sur
Tortilla slapping has become a Tik Tok sensation, now we are upping the ante to find out who is the best tortilla slapper in the area. Contestants will have to hold liquid in their mouth while their counterpart will take a crack at their cheeks with a tortilla, in hopes of knocking the drink out as well as them from the competition. "Time is very slow for those who waits. Very Fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is sacred." Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $10  Prizes!
Snowdown No Pants, Snow Pants
9:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Dance and costume contest this is the place to be. Wear ANYTHING but pants and get your dancing shoes on. "I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it." You will have a great time. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bar tabs
Snowdown Super Silent Disco Dance
9:00pm / 11th Street Station
"Be not afraid of greatness." Come one, come all. Headsets first come, first serve. You will be judged on your costume AND your dance moves by guest judges! Only you, your fellow dancers and judges will know what music is playing, but the audience will have an equally magical time watching! Dance to your hearts desire as we pluck one by one off of the dance floor, until only one remains. "For you and I are past our dancing days." Even if it is just for today bring our inner youth back and Dance, Dance, Dance! Cash Prizes for 1st and 2nd Place!! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry De
Snowdown Follies
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
What light through yonder window breaks? Tis the SNOWDOWN Follies - returning for the 40th year of entertainment with your favorite bards, showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent event has a cash bar and performs both weekends of SNOWDOWN to allow as many people as possible to experience the fun and laughter the SNOWDOWN Follies provides!
Snowdown Karaoke Competition
10:00pm / 8th Avenue Tavern
"Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great. And others have greatness thrust upon them." Cometh show off thy musical prowess at the Tavern! Performers wilt be given points based on vocalization, performance and showmanship. If you win 1st place, you are ineligible to participate in the contest any of the other nights. The karaoke contest wilt be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. T'will be nights most memorable! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50 cash, 2nd - $25 gift card, 3rd - drink token
Snowdown Follies Videocast
10:00pm / Animas City Theatre
If you missed getting tickets for the SNOWDOWN Follies don't despair, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It's almost as good as the real thing, at half the price! Tickets are online only! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $12.50
 Saturday, February 4th
Snowdown Balloon Rally and Mass Ascension
8:00am / Animas Valley
"Be not afraid of greatness!" Gazeth thine eyes skyward as the greatest of hot air balloons riseth into the heavens. Mass upgoingeth of hot air balloons floateth gently down the Animas Valley. Viewing can be done from Lone Pine Dr and North Animas Valley neighborhoods.  Entry Cost: Balloon Pilots by invitation only
Snowdown 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
"The game was never so fair and I am done." Come ye youth, ye young of age and heart. Bounceth the ball with others of like kind and heart - for there art a game to be played. 4 game minimum. All participants receive a t-shirt. Max 4 players per team. Division placement based on oldest player. Register online with Durango Parks and Recreation.  Entry Cost: $50 Team early registration by Jan 29; or $75 by Jan 31  Entry Deadline: Tuesday Jan 31  Prizes!
Snowdown Bring Your Partner Foosball
9:30am / The Garage
"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself." Tis' be'th the only foosball tournament and thou must bringeth your own partner. 32 teams will compete, double elimination until the final team wins! Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: $20   Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event   Prizes!
Snowdown Royal 9 Ball Billiard Tournament
10:00am / The Garage
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." Double elimination, 64 player bracket. Must be 21+. Entry Cost: $15  Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event  Prizes!
Snowdown Kids Snow Games
10:00am / Folsom Park
"If fun be the fullness of life, play on." Bringest thou spirited young ones. This super silly SNOWDOWN event is now entertaining a second generation of kiddos! Thou will be able to play in Tug o' War, broomball, kickball, frisbee golf, a balloon pop and even an obstacle course. Come one, come all ye children from 3 years old up to 5th grade.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown All The Worlds A Stage On Which To Color
10:00am / Kroegers Ace Hardware
"Thine universe is indeed a color'd splendid place." Hark ye all young ones, cometh and color your hearts out and WIN, WIN, WIN!! Kroegers will provide you with everything you need to create your favorite picture. Age groups of 1-5 years old, 6-10 years old, 11-15 years old.  Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown A Comedy Of Errors Pet Photo Booth
10:00am / Kroegers Ace Hardware
"Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head." Dress up thy pet in their favorite Shakespearean costumes and hop into our photo booth. We will provide you with an instant photo from our high tech Polaroid "Magic" camera. All pet photos will be judged. All ages welcome.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Much Ado About Kids Playing Pinball
10:30am / The Garage
"You can't lose a game if you don't play the game." Cometh all youth with stout and nimble fingers for a pinball tournament. This shall be'th a sevenstrike knockout format. Players will play against three other players and will be given strikes as a Progressive Strike Knockout (0 strikes for 1st, 1 strike for 2nd, 2 strikes for 3rd, 3 strikes for 4th). The last player who standeth is the winner. Must be under 18.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: Top 3 Junior Pin Ball Bards - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best costume
Snowdown Shake-Spearean Preschool Soiree
10:30am / Durango Public Library
"To dance or not to dance? That is NOT the question!" Cometh each and ev'ry preschooler and their adults. Thine grand event shall be held at the Royal Library (Durango Library). Dress up in your best Shakespearean inspired outfit and "shake" the morning away! Must be under 10.  Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Fly Casting Competition
11:00am / Park Elementary
"You may but casteth your line upon the wind of fate." Casting accuracy at various distances under time limit. All gear will be provided. No experience necessary. All Ages welcome.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd
Snowdown Outlaw Josie Petes Golf Tournament
11:30am / Elks Lodge
Bringeth you a rod and bold balls with friendly foursome for this SNOWDOWN favorite! Each hole is located in a different downtown establishment. Meet at 11:30 AM at the Elks Lodge ballroom wearing your most Shakespearean attire to pick up your scorecard. You tee off at 12 NOON with your own putter and golf ball. If thoust be'st without a team, come and cheer on the motley crews at the following fine establishments; Gazpacho's, 2nd Ave Deli, The Roost, Cuckoos, Diamond Belle Saloon, Balcony Bar and Grill, Father's Daughters Pizza, The Garage, Fired Up Pizza, Starlight Lounge, El Rancho, Olde Tymers Café, Carvers Brewing Co, Taco Libre, Ernie's 11th St Station, Durango Craft Spirits, The Elks Lodge, Lola's Place, Seasons and Hermosa Coffee. Must be 21+.
Snowdown The Bards Bloody Mary Contest
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
“O thou invisible spirit of bloody Mary! If thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devilishly good.” Ice, cups, and Vodka will be provided. Bring the rest of your best Bloody Mary ingredients to fabricate your best drink. Be sure to decorate your booth and yourselves for this fun and frolicky event. “Let thy liver rather heat with vodka…Than thy heart cool with mortifying groans.” Must be 21+  Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, samples $1   Entry Deadline: 7 AM day of event, See www.snowdown.org for rules & registration.  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category, Professional and Amateur
Snowdown Tournament & Renaissance Fair
12:00pm / Durango Transit Center
A Renaissance Fair with real steel armored combat, blacksmith, fire performers, craftsmen, food, Medieval tents, historical reenactments and a tavern run by Steamworks and SKA! "How stands the hour?" It is time to get your armor on and have a great time. All ages welcome.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Shakespearan Smokin Chili Cook-Off
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
“Is this a tasting spoon which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?” All fools and jesters alike must feedeth thy body. Thus, I say, “Let them eat CHILI!” Sample various red and green chili, salsas and vegetarian chili made by the greatest chili masters of this land. Doors open at 7 AM to decorate booths and cooks! and to start cooking. Judging begins at 10:30 AM. Tasting cups on sale at 12 NOON. Knights, Kings and peasants alike can vote for the people’s choice award. All ages welcome!   greg.yucha@gmail.com Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, samples 50 cents  Entry Deadline: 7 AM Day of event. See www.snowdown.org for rules and registration.   Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd each category
Snowdown Broomball Tournament
12:00pm / Chapman Hill Ice Rink
" Snatch thy stick of twigs and let fly the stone on ice." Broomball is back for 2023 SNOWDOWN. Thou shall create a coed team and complete a roster. All team warriors must wear a helmet upon thy head and provide thine own gear. Complete rosters and registration fee due at time of registration. This event fills up fast so get your registration in early. Schedules will be ready Friday, Feb 3. Tournament lasts until 5 PM. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: $70 per team   Entry Deadline: February 1, Roster is due   Prizes: Prize for the winning team
Snowdown How Well Do You Know Y(our) Wine?
12:00pm / Four Leaves Winery
Come in anytime between 12 NOON and 7 PM and receive 4 samples of wine. If you can correctly identify 3 of the 4 samples using our description menu, you win a coupon for a FREE glass of wine. If you can correctly identify all 4, you win a FREE bottle of wine! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $7
Snowdown The Royal Slider Feast
12:00pm / Backcountry Gourmet
"Eight wild boars roasted whole at breakfast, but each person be'st there to gobblest them up". Thou wilst be timed in this eating contest. The first round knights, jesters, queens and kings alike will vie to eat a slider as fast as possible. Top five rivals will enter the second round. Second round will find thee gobbling as many plates of fries as possible. Costumes encouraged! All ages welcome!  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snow Science and Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes from 1-3 pm, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans.    These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Snowdown Cornhole Tournament
1:00pm / American Legion Post 28
Hear ye, hear ye, all Cornholers! The ever popular cornament returns! ACA Rules will govern all scoring and outcomes. 32 teams in brackets - single elimination. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Canine Fashion Show
1:00pm / McDonalds parking lot
Whether it be a noble mastiff or a lowly cur and trundle-tail, bring your best furry friend or borrow someone else's and show 'em off in this hysterical fashion show. Durango may have been voted the "worst dressed community", but let it be known, USA Today was NOT referring to our canines! To abhor Durango attire is mad! The categories are funniest, dress alike and SNOWDOWN theme related. It's a howling good time! Canines of all ages welcome but please keep your leashes on. Woof!  Entry Cost: FREE   Prizes!
Snowdown Invention Convention
1:00pm / The Powerhouse Science Center
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. Dress in your finest heavy brocade, stockings, tight-fitting doublets and long billowing dresses and travel back in time. Explore scientific discoveries happening during the Shakespearean age through fun family friendly activities. FREE snacks for all attendees.  Entry Cost: Museum members are FREE, non-members - $7 & $9
Snowdown Hula Hoop Contest
1:00pm / Gazpacho Restaurant
Weaving spiders, come not here, hence, you long legged spinners, hence! Beetles black, approach not here, worm nor snail, do no offense. Gyrate your loins in a circular motion for longer than any mankind and triumph shall be yours!  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Cat-A-Pult
1:30pm / Durango Transit Center
Hosted by Olde Tymers Café. For 'tis the sport to have the engineer, hoist with his own petard. The Durango Cat-A-Pult IS BACK in conjunction with the Renaissance Fair! Bring your built-at-home trebuchet to the field of competition. Sling/Launching a Kitty projectile (approx. 8oz provided by the SnowDown Cat-A-Pult event coordinator) a distance of 200 feet three times to a "Kitty Box" target.   Scoring: points given for accuracy. TEAMS MUST BUILD trebuchets PRIOR to competition. Rules: Trebuchets are powered by 75-pound counterweight or less and must be attached, not looped over, the end of the arm. No energy can be stored in deformation of components. No springs, rubber bands, flexible arms, twisted ropes or pulleys can be used. No motorized equipment. All ages and teams welcome with Adult Supervision.  Entry Cost: $10 by Jan 15, $20 at the event   Entry Deadline: Jan 15, Check-in 30 minutes before event  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Prize for team w/best SNOWDOWN theme costume
Snowdown Limbo
1:30pm / Gazpacho Restaurant
Hosted by Lou's Bed & Breakfast. O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, shrunk to this little measure? How lowly and go-ly? Be crowned the lowliest and the winning shall be yours!  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes
Snowdown No Tragedy Quaffing Tournament
2:00pm / 11th Street Station
Tis' a great day for playing with thee balls! Literally, have a beer on you if you are not careful! Join us for this fun, fast paced and hysterical event. Get ready to chug-a-lug for those who play with us! We will use our custom bowling ball tables, and teams of 4 will battle it out in their best peasant wear. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: $40 per team   Prizes!
Snowdown No Heel Riser Skin Challenge
2:00pm / Anarchy Brewing
Let us resolve to scale their flinty bulwarks. Test your might on the ramp of doom! Without the use of heel riser can you make it to the top of the ramp? Bring your own equipment or use our provided janky equipment to try and make it up to the top of the ramp without the aid of heel risers, ski poles are acceptable. Compete against all of Durango to say that you're the best skinner in the land! Prizes, Prizes, Prizes... well just 1 prize for the winner, in this all or nothing competition! Bringing your own boots is required! Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: $10   Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Book Games
2:00pm / Marias Bookshop
Get thou to ye olde Maria's Bookshoppe! Now is the winter of our discontent, so join us this year for a rollicking good time full of family-friendly games and challenges for all ages. Be the master of your fate and screw your courage to test your knowledge, skills and balance.  Entry Cost: FREE   Prizes!
Snowdown Whip Cream Beard Contest
2:00pm / Animas Chocolate Company
When the hurly-burly's done, when the battle's lost and won. Two person teams compete to see who can create the best "Beard" using whip cream and ACC's standard drink decorating condiments (chocolate shavings, sprinkles, etc.). Timed event with the judges deciding the best team from each round with one team, the triumphant winner.<Br> Entry Cost: FREE<Br> Prizes!
Snowdown Outhouse Stuffing
2:00pm / Gazpacho Restaurant
The cannons have their bowels full of wrath, and ready mounted are they to spit forth, Their iron indignation 'gainst your walls. A stench like no other nor foul smell shall be! Bring your friends for a fitting-in-the-privy experience that will bring you closer than you ever wanted to be for an entire 10 seconds. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE   Prizes!
Romeo and Juliet Preview with the Fort Lewis Theatre Troupe
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Free matinee shows  Romeo and Juliet Preview from The Fort Lewis Acting Troupe Come watch the balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet This is their Spring show so we are fortunate to get a sneak preview!!!
Snowdown Follies Videocast
4:00pm / Animas City Theatre
If you missed getting tickets for the SNOWDOWN Follies don't despair, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It's almost as good as the real thing, at half the price! Tickets are online only! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $10
Snowdown Fashion Do's & Dont's Videocast
4:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Didst thee misseth the liveth showeth? Dispair not! Gaze the showeth on the Animas City Theatre movie screen, almost as valorous as being there! Tickets go on sale ON-LINE ONLY at 1 PM Saturday, Jan 14. Misseth not out, purchaseth early! Must be 21+.
Entry Cost: $12.50
Snowdown Server Obstacle Course
4:00pm / Eso Terra Cider Durango
Hear ye, hear ye…all Durango servers! The Server Obstacle Course returns at Eso Terra Ciderworks' new location. Bring your friends and enemies to gaze upon ye while you attempt to serve a tray through our obstacle course. What maniacal schemes will be set up? A lava floor, dizzy bat service, we dareth you to join us!  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Romeo and Juliet Preview with the Fort Lewis Theatre Troupe
4:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Free matinee shows  Romeo and Juliet Preview from The Fort Lewis Acting Troupe Come watch the balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet This is their Spring show so we are fortunate to get a sneak preview!!!
Snowdown Shakesbeer Giant Pong
4:30pm / Starlight Lounge
To beer pong or not to beer pong, that is the question. Dunk the giant ping pong ball into the giant cup and victory will be yours for the taking! Must be 21+  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Day of event  Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 Bar tabs, 3rd - FREE drink
Snowdown Family Movie Night
6:00pm / First Presbyterian Church
What light through yonder window breaks-oh wait, that's a movie screen! Come join us for a family friendly movie night!   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Human Hungry Hippe
6:00pm / DoubleTree by Hilton
Teams of 2 will compete in a single elimination tournament of Human Hungry Hippo. Must arrive 15 minutes before the event to register. Prizes provided by Breckenridge Brewery. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $10 per team  Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Full Moon Howler: Snowshoe Fun!
6:00pm / Durango Nordic Center
One way to beat the darkness of this time of year is to get outside and enjoy it! While experiencing the alpine glow of the Twilight Peaks and the rise of the full moon, strap on your snowshoes and join SJMA staff for an 60-90 minute interpretive walk. Afterwards, take in the beauty of the moonlit landscape and mingle with like-minded folks while warming by the bonfire and sipping a nice hot beverage (hot cocoa and mulled wine will be provided by the Nordic Center). This is an event for the whole family.   Nordic Center Day Pass is required.
Snowdown Mario! Mario! Wherefore Art Thou
6:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Nintendo 64 Mario Kart Racing! Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. If your thrust is worthy and you put your cart before your horse, you will be dubbed all mighty Mario Kart Champion! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 - Bar tabs, 3rd FREE drink
Snowdown Cards Against Snowdown
6:30pm / VFW
4th Annual Cards Against Humanity Tournament. Cards Against Humanity is a fill-in-the-blank party game that turns your awkward personality and lackluster social skills into hours of fun! Prizes for top 3 individuals. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: $2  Prizes!
Snowdown Follies
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
What light through yonder window breaks? Tis the SNOWDOWN Follies - returning for the 40th year of entertainment with your favorite bards, showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent event has a cash bar and performs both weekends of SNOWDOWN to allow as many people as possible to experience the fun and laughter the SNOWDOWN Follies provides!
Snowdown Follies Videocast
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
If you missed getting tickets for the SNOWDOWN Follies don't despair, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It's almost as good as the real thing, at half the price! Tickets are online only! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $12.50
Snowdown Follies
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
What light through yonder window breaks? Tis the SNOWDOWN Follies - returning for the 40th year of entertainment with your favorite bards, showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent event has a cash bar and performs both weekends of SNOWDOWN to allow as many people as possible to experience the fun and laughter the SNOWDOWN Follies provides!
Snowdown Karaoke Competition
10:00pm / 8th Avenue Tavern
"Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great. And others have greatness thrust upon them." Cometh show off thy musical prowess at the Tavern! Performers wilt be given points based on vocalization, performance and showmanship. If you win 1st place, you are ineligible to participate in the contest any of the other nights. The karaoke contest wilt be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. T'will be nights most memorable! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50 cash, 2nd - $25 gift card, 3rd - drink token
Snowdown Follies Videocast
10:00pm / Animas City Theatre
If you missed getting tickets for the SNOWDOWN Follies don't despair, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It's almost as good as the real thing, at half the price! Tickets are online only! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $12.50
Snowdown All's Well That Ends Well Best Chest Contest
10:00pm / Starlight Lounge
A jewel in a ten-times-barr'd-up chest, Is a bold spirit in a loyal breast. Lords and fair maidens alike, show us what you've got and win fame and pot of ale. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: Time of event  Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 Bar tabs, 3rd - FREE drink
 Sunday, February 5th
Snowdown La Pata County Search And Rescue Pancake Breakfast
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Come taste the milk of human kindness and support Search & Rescue! Durango's tower of strength and heart of gold. All you can eat pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee and juice! Come to our breakfast and we'll come to your rescue! All ages welcome!  Entry Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Children (7-12), Under 6 FREE
Snowdown Balloon Rally and Mass Ascension
8:00am / Animas Valley
"Be not afraid of greatness!" Gazeth thine eyes skyward as the greatest of hot air balloons riseth into the heavens. Mass upgoingeth of hot air balloons floateth gently down the Animas Valley. Viewing can be done from Lone Pine Dr and North Animas Valley neighborhoods.  Entry Cost: Balloon Pilots by invitation only
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Snowdown 8 Ball Billiards Tournament
10:00am / The Garage
Send your competition packing and bid them good riddance in the double elimination tournament with up to 21 players. Must be 21+.  Entry Fee: $20  Prizes!
Snowdown Latte-Art Throwdown
10:30am / Taste
Barista's go head-to-head in a be all and end all, to compete in latte art. Are you ready for a latte fun?!?! Must be 18+.  Entry Fee: $5  Prizes!
Snowdown Leapeth The Frog
2:00pm / Eso Terra Cider
Do not ye blench at the challenge of the mighty frog relay! We'll ask for teams of two to join us to see who can chuggeth a cold slushie(hard or na) on this winter's day while leapfrogging with their teammate. This winner will be named the victor and leave with a prize! Can YOU leapeth while thee brain freezeth? Event for All - Alcohol involved but not required!<Br> Entry Cost: $6 per team of 2<Br> Prizes!
 Monday, February 6th
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! Classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Art and Education at deena@durangoarts.org. Scholarships are available. $225 for 10 Classes.
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)! Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand building and and wheel throwing to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes and colors.Space is limited to accommodate a small student to teacher ratio. Students will rotate through time on the pottery wheels. 10 Classes
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, February 7th
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:15 AND Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30. By donation.    Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention is a simple, balanced form. When practiced correctly can have many benefits for the health. Once learned the form can be practiced in minutes a day. Tai Chi can be adapted for those who need to stay in a chair or wheelchair. Instructor Denise Lane has been practicing Tai Chi for many years and began teaching in the 1990s.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / Union Social House
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam! A food truck and bar is onsite for dinner and drinks.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   10 Classes, all materials, instruction, and encouragement included.
Green Level Improv Classes
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!   Tuesdays - January 10th, 17th, 24th, and February 7th  No class on January 31st. Celebrate Snowdown!   $100 for four weeks  Discounts are available for students, teachers, service workers, and if you refer this class to a friend!  Students, Teachers, & Service Worker - $60  email tess@durangoarts.org for the discount code.
 Wednesday, February 8th
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):  zoom.us/j/819094582    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
Yang Style Tai Chi
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective exercise for health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and its health benefits can soon be realized. For many, it continues as a life long journey.   Yang Style is one of the five main styles of Tai Chi and the most well known in the U.S.. In this class we will introduce and practice the basic principles that make Tai Chi so unique and beneficial. We will learn the movements of the 24 short form. This practice has been known to help improve balance, strength, coordination and flexibility.    Denise Lane is a certified Tai Chi instructor. She has been practicing Tai Chi for many years and teaching it since the late 1990's.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join Durango Arts Center each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before. 10 Classes, all supplies are included!
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Galentines Dried bouquets and Chocolate
6:00pm / Animas Chocolate
What is better than designing a long-lasting dried bouquet with your best gal pals and chocolate!!! Come create a dried arrangement, and get a spirt with a chocolate pairing. February 8th at 6:00pm
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies and on Zoom on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 pm. At 6:30 we will have social time, then after a brief business meeting, FLC Professor, Dr. Andy Gulliford, will discuss his new book, "Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance". For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG.    Gulliford's engaging narrative explains prehistoric Pueblo villages and cliff dwellings, Navajo and Ute history, impacts of the Atomic Age, uranium mining, and the pothunting and looting of Native graves that inspired the passage of the Antiquities Act over a century ago. The book describes how the national monument came about and its deep significance to five native tribes.
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, February 9th
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Speaker Seriers: Wilson Warmack
12:00pm / Center for Innovation
Join Wilson for "Building Functional Teams"   Whether you are a first time people manager or the CEO of your own business, finding, hiring, retaining, and empowering the right people is the difference between success and failure. Learn how to think beyond individual resumes to build and nurture successful teams. Are you hiring and training "team-builders"? What key factors to success are you ignoring in your organization?
Free Happy Hour
5:00pm / Durango Winery
Come join PWN in an Happy Hour! Come learn about us and meet other like-minded ladies. This is a great opportunity to swing by and get information on our organization, bring a friend! This event is free to attend!
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A skill-building 6-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic paints and ceramic clay. Different skill-building lessons each workshop. Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts! $200 fee for all 6 classes!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Friday, February 10th
Winter Bike to Work Day
7:00am / Studio &, Singletrack Cafe, San Juan Cycles
Join the city of Durango in celebrating sustainable transportation with Winter Bike to Work Day 2023! Bike, walk, carpool, roll or ride Durango Transit to multiple stations throughout Durango.   Stations:  Studio &, 1027 Main Ave  WB2WD hoodies, bacon from Oscar's, pancakes, coffee from Durango Joe's, free bicycle safety checks from Durango Cyclery, and games.    Singletrack Cafe, 555 Rivergate Lane, B1-103 and 100 Jenkins Ranch Rd WB2WD hoodies, pastries and coffee.    San Juan Cycles, 1537 Florida Rd #108 WB2WD hoodies, free bicycle safety checks, pastries and coffee from Bread. Pick up a passport or print one out and get a stamp at each station to enter into a prize drawing during the Winter Bike to Work Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. at Carver Brewing Co. The celebration will include a free drink, announcement of the winner of the Snowflake trophy, and a prize drawing.
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 https://www.downtowndurango.org/meetings    Meeting dates subject to change, contact Tim Walsworth at timw@downtowndurango.org with any questions.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Kids n Creativity
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit offers a weekly art class for kids in grades 1-5. Each class includes music & movement, arts & crafts and games. $75 per month (4 classes) or $25 per day for a drop-in. (Drop-ins, please call ahead so we are prepared with materials and snacks.)
Lagunitas Brewing Party & Giveaway
1:00pm / Dantes Backside Bistro
Enjoy a quick break between runs! We'll be sharing a drink with Lagunitas Brewing on Friday, February 10th between 1 and 2! Join us up at Dante's and you could win one of the awesome giveaway items! Anyone who shows up can get a raffle ticket.Drawing will occur toward the end of the event. Cheers!
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Ceramic Gnome! 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 Ceramic Gnome. 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 16 days) Let the fun begin!  $30.00 Per Participant
Banff Mountain Film Festival
6:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Event by San Juan Citizens Alliance.  San Juan Citizens Alliance is excited to bring you the epic Durango stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Join us for a night (or two!) of some of the most inspiring and exhilarating films from around the world. This year's screening will feature a thoughtful mix of action, environmental and adventure mountain films. All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).
Balloon Glow
6:00pm / Ski Beach at Purgatory Resort
Join us to watch the glow of hot air balloons as they light up the night! Guests can experience the Balloon Night Glow up close and personal. You'll have the chance to take photos with the balloons. This is a great event for families!
Learn to Square Dance
7:00pm / Durango Senior Center
The San Juan Square Dance Club of Durango invites you to join us for an eight-week series of Beginner Square Dance Lessons starting Friday, February 10, 2023. Lessons will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the main hall of the Durango Senior Center, 2424 Main, next to the High School. You will be dancing the very first night and learn new calls each week of this 8-week session. All are welcome. No special attire required, just comfortable clothing. First lesson is free; cost is $5.00 per person for remainder of lessons. A partner is preferable but NOT required. Do something good for your body and mind! Try something new in a safe environment where the focus is on friendship and fun!
Second Saturday Series: Haro In The Dark W/ Lavalanche
7:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
$10  The iNDIGO Room is a small intimate venue located inside of the iAM MUSIC Institute in the heart of Downtown Durango across Main Street from Buckley Park. These small house concert-style shows provide a concert experience that allows the crowd and artist to interact in a way that feels like they are performing in your own living room.   [Haro In The Dark]  American Roots Music  https://harointhedark.com/   [Lavalaunce]  Funky organ trio/quartet
 Saturday, February 11th
Winter Photographer's Special 2023
7:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Join us for a truly unique Winter Photo Special featuring Locomotive 476 highlighted by a 1970's consist with Rio Grande lettering and a Diamond Stack!   Unlike the regular excursion trains, Photographer Special Trains allow you to de-board at pre-determined locations both northbound and southbound to experience and photograph the pure majesty of the winter landscape in the San Juan Mountains. Opportunities abound to photograph this retro train against a backdrop of the high mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado! This will be a trip where you will make lifelong memories!   The consist will include Locomotive 476 with Rio Grande lettering, Diamond Stack and up to 3 coaches featuring Denver & Rio Grande Western lettering.
Animas High School Empty Nest Sale
8:00am / Former Animas High School Campus
HUGE Empty Nest Sale! Help us clear out the old campus while raising money for Osprey Week Scholarships! We are selling tables, chairs, file cabinets, lamps, bookcases, and much more!
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
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.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Japanse Bokkendo & Jodo
9:00am / DSBK Dojo
Bokkendo (wooden sword) and jodo (short staff) date back to medieval Japan's samurai society. Training in these ancient arts offers people in the modern world a taste of bushido, or the warrior's path to a robust spirit and unbeatable mindset. Develop greater strength, balance, coordination, and poise. Beginners are as welcome as experienced practitioners. For 20 years, DSBK has provided fun-filled training experiences open to everyone.
From Our Hearts to Yours Craft Fair
9:00am / Durango Senior Center
Locally made items from artists around the community.
USASA Boardercross Competition
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come watch as snowboarders race simultaneously down the same inclined course with various features that test the competitors’ balance and control at maximum speeds. The first rider to the end of the course is the winner! This race is part of The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association'sw (USASA) Southwest Colorado competition series.
Valentine Card Workshop!
11:00am / Artsy Crafty Studio
Create 4 different LOVly Valentine Cards!
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Animas Museum: Making a Difference - The Dolph Kuss Story
1:00pm / Virtual
Join us on Zoom only for our Second Saturday Seminar Series. This will be a short webinar introducing the Historical Society's oral historys featuring local legend Dolph Kuss. We will introduce a "podcast" series you will be able to download to hear Robert McDaniel's interview of Dolph.    There is no charge for the webinar. Register at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Valentine Card Workshop!
2:30pm / Artsy Crafts Studio
Design 4 different LOVEly Valentine cards!
Kitchen Jam Band CD release
5:00pm / Four Leaves Winery
Dean at Four leaves Winery welcomes us in to share the Celtic music we all live and "unveil" our fourth Cd "Ships In The Night." This collection of jigs, reels and vocals was arranged and recorded during the pandemic. It features vocals be Emily Huntsman Sutton a bit of step dancing and a remake of our fan favorite The Gael
Valentines Date Night
5:30pm / Horse Empower Indoor Arena
Looking for something unique and special to do for Valentine's Day? Treat you and your sweetie to not only a fantastic dinner and drinks, but why not have an experience together you're not soon to forget? Added Bonus: No extra charge for the abundant laughter and new found appreciation of one another about to take place!   This unforgettable horse experience is guaranteed fun as you test and challenge each other to accomplish goals, all the while growing closer together. You will be laughing for years to come!   *No prior horse experience needed, all activities with horses are on the ground, not mounted. To help memorialize your special evening, this event includes 2 professional photos of you and your sweetie on-site by local photographer Meekah Sage. • Cost: $225 per couple; limited to 6 couples; Non-refundable, but transferable - MUST RSVP by 2/8/23
Banff Mountain Film Festival
6:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Event by San Juan Citizens Alliance.  San Juan Citizens Alliance is excited to bring you the epic Durango stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Join us for a night (or two!) of some of the most inspiring and exhilarating films from around the world. This year's screening will feature a thoughtful mix of action, environmental and adventure mountain films. All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).
Firework Display Show
6:00pm / Purgys Patio
There is no better way to end your day than with a spectacular firework show! Join us from 6:00pm-6:30pm as we light up the night at the base area. Fun for all ages!
 Sunday, February 12th
Winter Photographer's Special 2023
7:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Join us for a truly unique Winter Photo Special featuring Locomotive 476 highlighted by a 1970's consist with Rio Grande lettering and a Diamond Stack!   Unlike the regular excursion trains, Photographer Special Trains allow you to de-board at pre-determined locations both northbound and southbound to experience and photograph the pure majesty of the winter landscape in the San Juan Mountains. Opportunities abound to photograph this retro train against a backdrop of the high mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado! This will be a trip where you will make lifelong memories!   The consist will include Locomotive 476 with Rio Grande lettering, Diamond Stack and up to 3 coaches featuring Denver & Rio Grande Western lettering.
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
USASA Boardercross Competition
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come watch as snowboarders race simultaneously down the same inclined course with various features that test the competitors’ balance and control at maximum speeds. The first rider to the end of the course is the winner! This race is part of The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association'sw (USASA) Southwest Colorado competition series.
Sunday Funday
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Spin the wheel, win prizes!!
 Monday, February 13th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! Classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Art and Education at deena@durangoarts.org. Scholarships are available. $225 for 10 Classes.
Art and Craft for Teens and Tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Exciting new after school classes fir teens and tweens!
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)! Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand building and and wheel throwing to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes and colors.Space is limited to accommodate a small student to teacher ratio. Students will rotate through time on the pottery wheels. 10 Classes
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, February 14th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:15 AND Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30. By donation.    Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention is a simple, balanced form. When practiced correctly can have many benefits for the health. Once learned the form can be practiced in minutes a day. Tai Chi can be adapted for those who need to stay in a chair or wheelchair. Instructor Denise Lane has been practicing Tai Chi for many years and began teaching in the 1990s.
Great Decisions discussion group
11:30am / Durango Public Library
The Great Decisions discussion group will meet at the Durango Public Library to discuss "Economic Warfare." Moderator Mike Todt will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues. The public is invited to attend this free discussion and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / Union Social House
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam! A food truck and bar is onsite for dinner and drinks.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   10 Classes, all materials, instruction, and encouragement included.
 Wednesday, February 15th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
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):  zoom.us/j/819094582    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
Yang Style Tai Chi
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective exercise for health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and its health benefits can soon be realized. For many, it continues as a life long journey.   Yang Style is one of the five main styles of Tai Chi and the most well known in the U.S.. In this class we will introduce and practice the basic principles that make Tai Chi so unique and beneficial. We will learn the movements of the 24 short form. This practice has been known to help improve balance, strength, coordination and flexibility.    Denise Lane is a certified Tai Chi instructor. She has been practicing Tai Chi for many years and teaching it since the late 1990's.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join Durango Arts Center each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before. 10 Classes, all supplies are included!
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Art and Craft after school classes for teens and tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Exciting new after school classes fir teens and tweens!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, February 16th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Grief Support Group (loss of spouse)
10:00am / Durango Senior Center
"Grief is not a problem to be solved; it's an experience to be carried." For those in a season of grief the following open meetings are available in the Durango community to support you in building a life alongside your loss. Meetings are peer-based, facilitated by a certified Grief Companion.   Sponsored by Open Heart Grief Counseling
Yoga for Back Pain 4-Week Series
10:00am / The Smiley Building
Lynn Wickersham, Certified Yoga Therapist and Pain Care Aware teacher, is pleased to offer this special yoga series to address chronic back pain. Lynn will interweave pain science education with yoga practice designed to reduce pain, increase stability and mobility of the spine, and help participants recover ease of movement. Each session includes movement and yoga postures as well as subtle practices that affect the nervous system, including breath work, meditation, mantra, and mudra.    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit https://birdsongyogatherapy.com/upcoming-events/ for details and to register.
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
LPYS UnChain My HeART Fundraiser
4:00pm / Create Art & Tea Gallery
La Plata Youth Services is excited to invite you to their 9th annual UnChain My HeART fundraising event! This youth art showcase is back to in person attendance!    Youth artwork will be displayed and available for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the youth artists. There will also be a silent auction to support LPYS youth programming and services.   This family-friendly evening will be filled with food, mocktails, and music. For Tickets and more information, visit LPYS.org
David Yarrow show and book signing
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Ever ready to add new chapters to his visual storytelling, world-renowned photographer David Yarrow returns to Durango to continue shooting his Wild West Series. Join us at the gallery for a book signing of his new book, Storytelling. David will also present a talk about his work starting at 6 pm.   While recognizing that the American West has long been celebrated and its landscapes well documented, David feels the need "to go one stage further and treatise that unique topography with stories." The cover of his new book, Storytelling, is his iconic shot, Iron Horse, featuring the immediately recognizable Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad.   "There is no more enduring symbol of America than the cowboy, and the push west in the 19th century was the greatest story ever told. I want to create my own characters' rich anthology to the wild west and, as of now, the job is only half done." - David Yarrow
Durango Film Beer Release
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for the Official 2023 DIFF Beer Release! Off The Rails Amber Ale.
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A skill-building 6-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic paints and ceramic clay. Different skill-building lessons each workshop. Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts! $200 fee for all 6 classes!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Friday, February 17th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Kids n Creativity
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit offers a weekly art class for kids in grades 1-5. Each class includes music & movement, arts & crafts and games. $75 per month (4 classes) or $25 per day for a drop-in. (Drop-ins, please call ahead so we are prepared with materials and snacks.)
Durango Winter Pride Happy Hour
5:30pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Come say hello at the Durango Winter Pride Happy Hour with music from Dancehall DJ X
Murder on the Orient Express
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
3rd Ave. Arts presents violinist Lauren Avery and pianist Mika Inouye
7:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Violinist Lauren Avery and pianist Mika Inouye present Women's Voices. Come celebrate and honor the diverse voices of women composers, including Clara Wieck Schumann, Lili Boulanger, Florence Price, Chen Yi and more!
Troupe 1096 Presents "Clue"
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
Songs for a New World
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre: FLC Theatre Building
Songs for a New World is a contemporary musical theatre song cycle by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, 13). Featuring a wide variety of song styles ranging from gospel to comedic novelty songs, Jason Robert Brown's score displays his compositional prowess and razor-sharp lyrical wit. The cast features members of FLC's new musical theatre major and students from the FLC Music program. The production is fully staged by Michael E. McKelvey with choreography by Suzy DiSanto and music direction by Curtis Reynolds.   If you have never heard Jason Robert Brown's music, this is your opportunity to experience one of Broadway's most original and heralded voices of the new millennium.
Felony Ever After: A One Woman Comedy Show
7:30pm / Durango Atrs Center
Mary Quinn is excited to present her one woman show, 'Felony Ever After'.This is not your classic fairy tale but there will be songs, laughter, and trials, literally. Mary Quinn plans to bring the audience through multiple characters, ups and downs of receiving a felony, and finding heart in tough situations.
 Saturday, February 18th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Japanse Bokkendo & Jodo
9:00am / DSBK Dojo
Bokkendo (wooden sword) and jodo (short staff) date back to medieval Japan's samurai society. Training in these ancient arts offers people in the modern world a taste of bushido, or the warrior's path to a robust spirit and unbeatable mindset. Develop greater strength, balance, coordination, and poise. Beginners are as welcome as experienced practitioners. For 20 years, DSBK has provided fun-filled training experiences open to everyone.
Telemark Festival presented by Backcountry Experience
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come celebrate a day of Telemark skiing. We’ll have free gear demos from several shops and manufacturers. Whether you are an experienced Telemark skier or looking to give it a try for the first time, this is the day for you
USASA Halfpipe Competition
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come enjoy three days of snowboard and skier halfpipe competitions! Riders and skiers will perform spins, flips, and grabbing tricks. They’ll be judged by a panel of experts on the technical difficulty of the tricks, their execution, and the height and style exhibited while performing them. The athlete with the highest score wins.   This race is part of The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association’s (USASA) Southwest Colorado competition series. The USASA is a California based non-profit organization that is represented by 32 regional series across the USA. The USASA hosts 500+ Snowboard and Freeski events annually at approximately 120 ski resorts in the U.S. The USASA is the first step in the Olympic pipeline for snowboarding and freeskiing.
Silverton Skijoring
11:00am / Blair Street
Presented by The Town of Silverton & Karen Srebacic-Sites Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is comprised of a single horse typically guided by an insane person occasionally called a cowboy, cowgirl or a rider, pulling a crazy person on skis who simply hangs onto a tow rope in a manner similar to water skiing but at 35-45+ mph racing through Historic Downtown Silverton Colorado on Notorious Blair Street covered in snow while attempting to get the fastest time with the skier trying to fly over jumps and catch rings on a baton while not crashing and burning!
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Snow Science and Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes from 1-3 pm, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans.    These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Kitchen Jam Band presents 'Ships In the Night'
6:00pm / VFW Hall Main floor
Celtic music fans! Our fourth CD "Ships in the Night" has been released . Join us for an evening of tunes, a bit of step dancing and vocals featuring Emily Huntsman Sutton. This is a really great opportunity to hear Emily live as she has relocated to the Colorado Springs area. We have cds available for purchase. Admission is free but donations at the door are appreciated to defray costs.   We have also done a special arrangement of our fan favorite "The Gale" for this CD.
Bowling Night with FLC Alumni in Farmington
6:00pm / Bowlero Lanes
Enjoy pizza, beverages, and bowling with fellow alumni!
Murder on the Orient Express
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
Troupe 1096 Presents "Clue"
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
Songs for a New World
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre: FLC Theatre Building
Songs for a New World is a contemporary musical theatre song cycle by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, 13). Featuring a wide variety of song styles ranging from gospel to comedic novelty songs, Jason Robert Brown's score displays his compositional prowess and razor-sharp lyrical wit. The cast features members of FLC's new musical theatre major and students from the FLC Music program. The production is fully staged by Michael E. McKelvey with choreography by Suzy DiSanto and music direction by Curtis Reynolds.   If you have never heard Jason Robert Brown's music, this is your opportunity to experience one of Broadway's most original and heralded voices of the new millennium.
Felony Ever After: A One Woman Comedy Show
7:30pm / Durango Atrs Center
Mary Quinn is excited to present her one woman show, 'Felony Ever After'.This is not your classic fairy tale but there will be songs, laughter, and trials, literally. Mary Quinn plans to bring the audience through multiple characters, ups and downs of receiving a felony, and finding heart in tough situations.
 Sunday, February 19th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
USASA Halfpipe Competition
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come enjoy three days of snowboard and skier halfpipe competitions! Riders and skiers will perform spins, flips, and grabbing tricks. They’ll be judged by a panel of experts on the technical difficulty of the tricks, their execution, and the height and style exhibited while performing them. The athlete with the highest score wins.   This race is part of The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association’s (USASA) Southwest Colorado competition series. The USASA is a California based non-profit organization that is represented by 32 regional series across the USA. The USASA hosts 500+ Snowboard and Freeski events annually at approximately 120 ski resorts in the U.S. The USASA is the first step in the Olympic pipeline for snowboarding and freeskiing.
2023 Alumni Ski Day at Purgatory
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Giveaways, snacks, discount lift tickets for FLC alumni.
Silverton Skijoring
11:00am / Blair Street
Presented by The Town of Silverton & Karen Srebacic-Sites Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is comprised of a single horse typically guided by an insane person occasionally called a cowboy, cowgirl or a rider, pulling a crazy person on skis who simply hangs onto a tow rope in a manner similar to water skiing but at 35-45+ mph racing through Historic Downtown Silverton Colorado on Notorious Blair Street covered in snow while attempting to get the fastest time with the skier trying to fly over jumps and catch rings on a baton while not crashing and burning!
Herbal Medicine Making Series: Medicinal Teas 3 Ways
11:00am / Marijas kitchen/Osadha Natural Health, LLC
Monthly hands-on herbal medicine making workshops in Durango. Fun will be had making witches brews for health and for kitchen   Materials included in cost of each workshop ($30.85)
Murder on the Orient Express
1:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
Snow Science and Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes from 1-3 pm, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans.    These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Songs for a New World
2:00pm / MainStage Theatre: FLC Theatre Building
Songs for a New World is a contemporary musical theatre song cycle by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, 13). Featuring a wide variety of song styles ranging from gospel to comedic novelty songs, Jason Robert Brown's score displays his compositional prowess and razor-sharp lyrical wit. The cast features members of FLC's new musical theatre major and students from the FLC Music program. The production is fully staged by Michael E. McKelvey with choreography by Suzy DiSanto and music direction by Curtis Reynolds.   If you have never heard Jason Robert Brown's music, this is your opportunity to experience one of Broadway's most original and heralded voices of the new millennium.
Snowboard Giveaway
3:00pm / Bear Bar at Purgatory
Join us at the Bear Bar for a party with Ska Brewing. They'll be giving away a custom Ska-themed Snowboard from Venture Snowboards based in Silverton, Colorado! Just show up, grab a raffle ticket and join the party!   Winner will be drawn toward the end of the event.
Sunday Funday
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Spin the wheel, win prizes!!
 Monday, February 20th
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
USASA Halfpipe Competition
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come enjoy three days of snowboard and skier halfpipe competitions! Riders and skiers will perform spins, flips, and grabbing tricks. They’ll be judged by a panel of experts on the technical difficulty of the tricks, their execution, and the height and style exhibited while performing them. The athlete with the highest score wins.   This race is part of The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association’s (USASA) Southwest Colorado competition series. The USASA is a California based non-profit organization that is represented by 32 regional series across the USA. The USASA hosts 500+ Snowboard and Freeski events annually at approximately 120 ski resorts in the U.S. The USASA is the first step in the Olympic pipeline for snowboarding and freeskiing.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! Classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Art and Education at deena@durangoarts.org. Scholarships are available. $225 for 10 Classes.
Art and Craft for Teens and Tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Exciting new after school classes fir teens and tweens!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, February 21st
Paws for Celebration
8:00am / Parkers Animal Rescue
It's that time of the year again... Our annual online auction fundraiser!
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:15 AND Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30. By donation.    Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention is a simple, balanced form. When practiced correctly can have many benefits for the health. Once learned the form can be practiced in minutes a day. Tai Chi can be adapted for those who need to stay in a chair or wheelchair. Instructor Denise Lane has been practicing Tai Chi for many years and began teaching in the 1990s.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / Union Social House
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam! A food truck and bar is onsite for dinner and drinks.
Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Gala
5:30pm / DoubleTree Ballroom
Celebrate Fat Tuesday! Appetizers, silent auction items, specialty drinks, wine/beer and dancing to " Broke with Expensive Tastes"!   All contributions support affordable homeownership in La Plata County!    Tickets $50 at habitatlaplata.org OR at the door
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   10 Classes, all materials, instruction, and encouragement included.
Adult Improv with Mary Quinn - Green Levek
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
Murder on the Orient Express
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
Martin Sexton
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
The real thing, people." -Billboard  Martin Sexton returns with what RollingStone calls his "soul-marinated voice," acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.   The 2023 Tour takes Martin across North America in support of his latest ep 2020 Vision (produced by 3-time Grammy nominee John Alagia (Lukas Nelson, John Mayer, Dave Matthews) as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances.   Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex, Sprung, and in numerous films, though it's his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.   MartinSexton.com  Fb: officialmartinsexton  Insta: martinsexton  Twitter: martin_sexton 
 Wednesday, February 22nd
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):  zoom.us/j/819094582    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
Yang Style Tai Chi
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective exercise for health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and its health benefits can soon be realized. For many, it continues as a life long journey.   Yang Style is one of the five main styles of Tai Chi and the most well known in the U.S.. In this class we will introduce and practice the basic principles that make Tai Chi so unique and beneficial. We will learn the movements of the 24 short form. This practice has been known to help improve balance, strength, coordination and flexibility.    Denise Lane is a certified Tai Chi instructor. She has been practicing Tai Chi for many years and teaching it since the late 1990's.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join Durango Arts Center each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before. 10 Classes, all supplies are included!
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Lunch & Learn Workshop: The Dance of Leadership
12:00pm / TBK Bank
The Durango Chamber of Commerce invites you to The Dance of Leadership with Ellen Babers from Mountain Mesa Training. This "Lunch and Learn" will be packed with tactics you can launch right in the workshop.   If your staff described your leadership style as a form of dance, which would it be? A quick-moving swing? A formal ballet? A dependable foxtrot? A saucy salsa, or a flash mob?   Your success depends on others following your lead, anticipating your moves, and listening closely to the music.   Join us to explore how leaders get out of rhythm with their teams - and how to get back on the beat.   Ellen Babers is often seen moving barricades, erecting tents and setting up traffic control for community events in Durango.   Her experience includes developing high-performing management teams for the Summer and Winter Olympics, and 10 years as a management consultant.   Her workshops are always engaging and interactive, but she promises you will not have to dance in public...
Living with Loss (spouse, parent, child, sibling, etc.)
4:00pm / Summit Church
"Grief is not a problem to be solved; it's an experience to be carried." For those in a season of grief the following open meetings are available in the Durango community to support you in building a life alongside your loss. Meetings are peer-based, facilitated by a certified Grief Companion.   Sponsored by Open Heart Grief Counseling
Art and Craft after school classes for teens and tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Exciting new after school classes fir teens and tweens!
Musically Speaking
6:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Maestro Heuser will do a one hour deep dive into the @sanjuansymphony "Majesty of Mozart" concerts. Light apps provided and bar open for drink purchases.
West Coast Swing (Beginners 6-Week Class)
6:30pm / Smiley Building
Get ready to swing the night away! West Coast Swing is a fun and exciting social dance that is offered at the Smiley Building on Wednesday nights at 6:30! Come alone or with a friend! Be prepared for a 6-week class that will guide you through all the basics, when you are done, advance into our Beyond Basics class for more exciting ways to dance West Coast Swing!   Our classes have an accumulative structure, meaning that we build on the teachings from the following weeks. Why is this important? Because in order to take the classes you must show up to our first week, meaning that we do not accept drop-ins mid-way through the 6-week session. It's All-or-Nothing!   We hope that you will join us for another fun and exciting class!   Thanks for looking!
lespecial with Mike Dillon & Punkadelick
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
lespecial carve their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of "heavy future groove". The power trio's fresh synthesis of varied and divergent influences doesn't underestimate the listener, reflecting a post-modern cultural climate in which fans have space on their aural palette for J Dilla, Radiohead, King Crimson and Fela Kuti. Veering from hip-hop to metal, prog to house, pensive indie-rock to apocalyptic dub, leaving room for head banging and hip swaying alike, while still presenting a unified sound and vision.
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, February 23rd
Workforce Housing Forum
8:00am / DoubleTree Hotel
The Durango Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance are pleased to announce the next Eggs & Issues Workforce Housing Forum.   The community is invited to attend the forum on Feb. 23 to learn more about one of the biggest issues facing the area: workforce housing.   Mike French will set the stage with an overview of the current status of workforce housing in La Plata County; he will also review current challenges and the Alliance's role in finding solutions. Other speakers will share their insights and expertise on strategies, solutions, projects that are on the horizon, existing challenges, and opportunities for our community.
Yoga for Back Pain 4-Week Series
10:00am / The Smiley Building
Lynn Wickersham, Certified Yoga Therapist and Pain Care Aware teacher, is pleased to offer this special yoga series to address chronic back pain. Lynn will interweave pain science education with yoga practice designed to reduce pain, increase stability and mobility of the spine, and help participants recover ease of movement. Each session includes movement and yoga postures as well as subtle practices that affect the nervous system, including breath work, meditation, mantra, and mudra.    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit https://birdsongyogatherapy.com/upcoming-events/ for details and to register.
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Durango Green Drinks
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Join Durango Green Drinks the last Thursday of the month from 5-7PM at 11th Street Station with two local sustainability organizations hosting each month. It's free and casual. Short announcements and presentations usually start around 5:30.
Murder on the Orient Express
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
Troupe 1096 Presents "Clue"
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
Songs for a New World
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre: FLC Theatre Building
Songs for a New World is a contemporary musical theatre song cycle by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, 13). Featuring a wide variety of song styles ranging from gospel to comedic novelty songs, Jason Robert Brown's score displays his compositional prowess and razor-sharp lyrical wit. The cast features members of FLC's new musical theatre major and students from the FLC Music program. The production is fully staged by Michael E. McKelvey with choreography by Suzy DiSanto and music direction by Curtis Reynolds.   If you have never heard Jason Robert Brown's music, this is your opportunity to experience one of Broadway's most original and heralded voices of the new millennium.
 Friday, February 24th
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Kids n Creativity
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit offers a weekly art class for kids in grades 1-5. Each class includes music & movement, arts & crafts and games. $75 per month (4 classes) or $25 per day for a drop-in. (Drop-ins, please call ahead so we are prepared with materials and snacks.)
25th Annual Dave Spencer Classic - Welcome Party and Packet Pick up
5:00pm / Old Barrel Tea Company
Join us for a kickoff party to celebrate the 25th annual Dave Spencer Classic. Skip the line at registration on Saturday morning and stop by to pick up your race bib and lift tickets. We will have a few bites to nibble on and some refreshing drinks.
Vallecito Lake Winterfest
6:00pm / Vallecito Lake
Shake off that cabin fever and join us in the beautiful Vallecito Lake Valley for the return of Winterfest! This full day of Nordic inspired festivities has something for everyone in the family! Be sure to tune in to Durango's X-Rock 105.3 for a live remote the day of and a series of info spots leading up to the event. Follow this Facebook group for more details and sign-ups for events. We look forward to sharing all Vallecito has to offer in the snow and on the ice during this jam-packed day of fun in our winter wonderland! #VallecitoWinterfest
Murder on the Orient Express
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
Troupe 1096 Presents "Clue"
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
Cindy and Mary Present a Night of Improv
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Need a good laugh? Then head over to Durango Arts Center, where Cindy Laudadio-Hill and May Quinn devise a fun and hilarious showcase featuring both long and short-form improvisation! The doors open at 7:00pm and hilarity will ensue at 7:30pm.    ickets cost $15, students are $10.
Songs for a New World
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre: FLC Theatre Building
Songs for a New World is a contemporary musical theatre song cycle by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, 13). Featuring a wide variety of song styles ranging from gospel to comedic novelty songs, Jason Robert Brown's score displays his compositional prowess and razor-sharp lyrical wit. The cast features members of FLC's new musical theatre major and students from the FLC Music program. The production is fully staged by Michael E. McKelvey with choreography by Suzy DiSanto and music direction by Curtis Reynolds.   If you have never heard Jason Robert Brown's music, this is your opportunity to experience one of Broadway's most original and heralded voices of the new millennium.
Snakes and Stars ft: Michael Travis (The String cheese Incident) & Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls,David Byrne) With Nu B
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre Presents  Snakes and Stars ft: Michael Travis (The String cheese Incident) & Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls,David Byrne) With Nu Bass Theory   21+ / Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  How it came to be: Snakes and Stars is offering a sneak preview of a landmark, new project of Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident) and Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls, David Byrne's American Utopia). Long time friends and collaborators, Michael and Aaron were looking for new avenues of musical creation when Michael reached out to see what Aaron thought of a new idea. Michael had a concept of a new Electronic Duo and Aaron was intrigued.   They got together to check it out and it worked! It worked very, very well! The musical visions synchronized in an incredibly fruitful way, and out of the ether, Snakes and Stars was born.   ?The Sound: Snakes and Stars is two of live music's top drummers exploring various idioms of electronic and dance music in a live, improvisational format. While DJs play previous recorded tracks Snakes and Stars plays everything live and makes up the songs as they go. Relying on a combined 60 years of live music experience, Travis and Johnston utilize vocals, synthesizers, electronic pads and triggers, drum kit, guitar, bass and samples to create a one of a kind musical experiences in the moment.    Every show is a unique experience; a playful interaction between the two artists, audience and the surrounding energy they collectively create together to guide the music. No two shows will ever be the same. The band finds its inspiration in deep electronic roots from minimal, trance, techno and house along with contemporary electronic stylings like trap and dubstep , Snakes and Stars is a leap forward in today's live music scene, mixing both traditional drumming and the most contemporary of sounds. Each one of these unique experiences are not to be missed.   Nu Bass Theory "plays Funky Beats": Inspired by Vulfpeck, Sade, Rhye and Shiloh Dynasty. Nu Bass Theory creates a unique brand of live electro-pop-jazz, blending electronic beats, synth, samples and vocal harmonies to create an alternate lounge world dance party. This group is founded by Guillaume Metz / guitarist (Author of two published music theory books and the guitar professor at Fort Lewis College) & Jesse Ogle / bassist ( MA Music Production/ Songwriting & Founder of iAM MUSIC). The band has strong roots in community development, social entrepreneurism and is available for workshops & master classes beyond a scheduled performance date. https://nubasstheory.com/
 Saturday, February 25th
Vallecito Lake Winterfest
8:00am / Vallecito Lake
Shake off that cabin fever and join us in the beautiful Vallecito Lake Valley for the return of Winterfest! This full day of Nordic inspired festivities has something for everyone in the family! Be sure to tune in to Durango's X-Rock 105.3 for a live remote the day of and a series of info spots leading up to the event. Follow this Facebook group for more details and sign-ups for events. We look forward to sharing all Vallecito has to offer in the snow and on the ice during this jam-packed day of fun in our winter wonderland! #VallecitoWinterfest
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Japanse Bokkendo & Jodo
9:00am / DSBK Dojo
Bokkendo (wooden sword) and jodo (short staff) date back to medieval Japan's samurai society. Training in these ancient arts offers people in the modern world a taste of bushido, or the warrior's path to a robust spirit and unbeatable mindset. Develop greater strength, balance, coordination, and poise. Beginners are as welcome as experienced practitioners. For 20 years, DSBK has provided fun-filled training experiences open to everyone.
25th Annual Dave Spencer Classic - Ski/Snowboard Race
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
If you haven't already picked up your race bib, start the day by checking in at Dave Spencer Classic Registration in front of the Dave Spencer Center, ASA's Mountain Office. Registration opens at 8:30 am. You can pick up a lift ticket (purchase with your registration or the day of) and your race number. We'll have snow fencing and seating available outside.   The race isn't just about speed. Take as many practice runs as you'd like in the morning to nail down your time on the racecourse. Make your predictions after lunch, and try to stay as consistent as possible! The racecourse will be open for practice runs from 9a-12p, with the main event kicking off at 1p. Please make sure you and your team have completed your race run by 2:30p.    Lunch will be provided by Zia Taqueria!
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Troupe 1096 Presents "Clue"
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
Ladies Night at Horse Empower 1.0 - For First Timers!
5:30pm / Horse Empower, LLC
A Great Networking Opportunity  Join us for an evening of horse play! There is just nothing like the bond that develops between women and horses. It's an experience, a connection like no other and they teach us so much in the process.   Get up close and personal with our horses. Build trust and confidence. Develop new communication skills, self-awareness and experience firsthand how our horses respond and embrace you as part of their herd. Our Ladies Night is an excellent avenue to foster new relationships and network within our 4 Corners Community. Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!   Cost: $85.00 pp; Non-refundable, but transferable. Maximum of 12 participants. MUST RSVP TO PARTICIPATE by 2/23/23   What to Wear: Dress in layers & wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty while horsein' around; closed toed shoes a MUST. The program takes place in our beautiful, bright indoor riding arena. Happy Hour refreshments & Hors d'oeuvres served after your equine experience!
Murder on the Orient Express
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
Songs for a New World
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre: FLC Theatre Building
Songs for a New World is a contemporary musical theatre song cycle by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, 13). Featuring a wide variety of song styles ranging from gospel to comedic novelty songs, Jason Robert Brown's score displays his compositional prowess and razor-sharp lyrical wit. The cast features members of FLC's new musical theatre major and students from the FLC Music program. The production is fully staged by Michael E. McKelvey with choreography by Suzy DiSanto and music direction by Curtis Reynolds.   If you have never heard Jason Robert Brown's music, this is your opportunity to experience one of Broadway's most original and heralded voices of the new millennium.
Spafford
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+ / $35 / $40  Bio: Spafford are known for their astonishing improvisational ability and off-the-cuff extended jams, Spafford paints a picture in real-time each night with a musical palette known only to each other. It's a private language comprised of both their talent as musicians as well as their formidable catalog of influences, spanning 90's alt-rock radio hits to Steely Dan and The Crystal Method. Each Spafford show is a sonic pilgrimage, the journey of a team of musicians so in tune with each other that a single note communicates intent and purpose. Spafford is amongst the most creative and hard-traveling bands on the contemporary jam scene, performing countless sold-out headline dates along with high profile festival sets at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Firefly Music Festival, and many others.   Listen to Spafford's new album Simple Mysteries here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fA0IDinGo27lmOeGy6oGV  See attached press release for more details.  Watch Spafford's live performance of "Diesel Driver" here: https://youtu.be/oGLe64iSPFU  FB: https://www.facebook.com/spaffordmusic  IG: https://www.instagram.com/spaffordmusic  TW: https://www.twitter.com/spaffordmusic 
 Sunday, February 26th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Vallecito Lake Winterfest
12:00pm / Vallecito Lake
Shake off that cabin fever and join us in the beautiful Vallecito Lake Valley for the return of Winterfest! This full day of Nordic inspired festivities has something for everyone in the family! Be sure to tune in to Durango's X-Rock 105.3 for a live remote the day of and a series of info spots leading up to the event. Follow this Facebook group for more details and sign-ups for events. We look forward to sharing all Vallecito has to offer in the snow and on the ice during this jam-packed day of fun in our winter wonderland! #VallecitoWinterfest
Murder on the Orient Express
1:00pm / Merely Underground
Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery - told with a playful twist!
Silent Sundays with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
In honor of football season, February's performance will feature former Durango resident Harold Lloyd in the 1920s collegiate comedy THE FRESHMAN. All films will be accompanied with original period music LIVE on the DAC's beautiful 9-foot grand piano. These events will be family friendly, so bring your kids and enjoy this fun and unique opportunity.
The Southwest Civic Winds Presents "The American Landscape!"
3:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The American Landscape  Join us for a live concert event celebrating some of America's greatest composers and their contributions to the musical tapestry that makes up the soundtrack of our great nation.   Jared Wright, Conductor   Charles Ives, Variations on America  Leonard Bernstein, Overture to Candide  Aaron Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man   And more!  USE CODE SWCW50FF AND RECEIVE $5 OFF TICKETS ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR.
25th Annual Dave Spencer Classic - Awards Party
4:00pm / River Bend Ranch
It's time to celebrate! Join us at a casual awards party at River Bend Ranch. Dinner will be provided by Grassburger and we will have some tasty beverages. We will hand out awards and plenty of hugs and high-fives to celebrate the weekend. Registration for the Dave Spencer Classic is FREE and includes all of the events above, but as always, fundraising is highly encouraged! We have a suggested minimum fundraising amount of $150/per person or $750 a team. You can kick your fundraising efforts off by creating a fundraiser page and sharing it with your friends and family, or you can donate when registering.   As with all of our programs, we never want cost to prohibit your participation! If you are concerned about fundraising, let us know, and we can help!
Sunday Funday
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Spin the wheel, win prizes!!
 Monday, February 27th
Register! 2023 San Juan Resilience Youth Summit is Here
9:00am / Fort Lewis College in the Ballroom
Instead of college students, on March 8th from 8:45AM-1:45PM in the Ballroom of Fort Lewis College, middle and high school students will be running their own science conference called the San Juan Resilience Youth Summit. This entirely youth led event highlights and supports regional science research and is supported by the placed-based, environmental nonprofit, Mountain Studies Institute.   First started in 2019, the San Juan Resilience Youth Summit (SJRYS) is modeled after professional scientific research summits and geared specifically for middle and high school students in San Juan Mountain communities. It is a free, "science fair-like" conversational gathering for students to come together and share their projects on any environmental topic that they choose to investigate. Students are provided an opportunity to share their work with, and learn from, an authentic audience of peers, natural resource professionals, and community leaders.    In 2022, the Summit had a smashing success with 122 people, which includes teachers and volunteers. This year, MSI expects a similar turnout. There's still room for contributions from interested students, whether that be formal presentations, posters, discussions, activities, or any other creative idea. MSI encourages students to use their imagination in how they present their work. The deadline for proposals and registration is March 2nd.   Brookelynn Pitsch is the student facilitator liaison for the 2023 SJRYS and is available to support students and teachers who are interested in attending.    Visit www.mountainstudies.org/sjrys for registration and tools to aid brainstorming for project options and style guidelines. If you're not in middle school or high school and still want to get involved, MSI is actively looking for volunteers. Please reach out to Brooke at brooke@mountainstudies.org
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! Classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Art and Education at deena@durangoarts.org. Scholarships are available. $225 for 10 Classes.
Art and Craft for Teens and Tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Exciting new after school classes fir teens and tweens!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, February 28th
Great Decisions Durango discussion group
11:30am / Durango Public Library
The Great Decisions Durango discussion group will meetto discuss "Climate Migration." Moderator Dick White will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues.    The public is invited to attend this free discussion and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / Union Social House
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam! A food truck and bar is onsite for dinner and drinks.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   10 Classes, all materials, instruction, and encouragement included.
Adult Improv with Mary Quinn - Green Levek
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
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