March 2024 Events

 Friday, March 1st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Southwest Coast IPA Beer Release
11:00am / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us Friday for the release of our newest beer, Southwest Coast IPA! It's the perfect beer brewed for the 4 corners states of CO, UT, AZ and NM.
Mardi Gras Party and Parade
12:00pm / The Powderhouse & Pitchfork Pub at Purgatory Resort
Join us for an unforgettable post-Mardi Gras celebration at the powder house followed by an informal parade down the mountain.
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl
4:00pm / ArtRoom Collective (Smiley Building)
Lettering Play — FREE markers!   Come play with the largest brush nib marker in the world! A new ink and marker has hit the market and will be making an exclusive debut in The ArtRoom on First Friday -- Join us!   The ArtRoom Collective's featured artist for March is Heather Leavitt Martinez of Let's Letter Together! At our First Friday demonstration on March 1, 5:30pm, Heather Martinez will be sharing brush lettering tips. Stop by during the demo and leave with a FREE marker you can take with you.   The ArtRoom Collective at The Smiley is a diverse, working studio gallery where 22 artists, jewelers, potters, hat makers and others create, display and sell their handmade goods. Creating, collaborating and sharing their passion with the community.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Pet Bowl
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Pet Bowl. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a unique piece of pottery. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!    $35.00 Per Participant  *One complimentary drink included with class
Opening Reception: Resonance: Art Gallery & Showcase
5:00pm / FLC McPherson Chaple
RESONANCE embodies an echoing of Christ that enriches and reverberates within a cultural atmosphere. Community is enhanced when synergy is embraced, and each individual is building up the whole. This art gallery and showcase seeks to remind us of the harmonies and melodies each member of Christ's body contributes to make a symphony of sound, vision, and action. We invite Christian art forms such as music, poetry, and visual pieces.    The opening reception will be held in the McPherson Chapel at Fort Lewis on March 1st at 5 pm.   Don't miss this opportunity to experience the harmonies and melodies of Christian artistry as we come together to celebrate the Resonance of Christ within our community. Mark your calendars and join us for a truly uplifting event! #Resonance #ChristianArtistry #CommunityCelebration
Opening Reception: Connections Across Continents: A First Friday Art Walk Feature
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us for Durango's First Friday art walk featuring a curated selection of paintings by Sean Diediker.   This exhibition will run from March 1st - March 15th, 2024.
First Fridays: Hot Mike Art Party
5:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Now it's time for something a little different! Calling all local artists and lovers of art for a unique First Friday event at EsoTerra. This is an Art Party, because it goes one step further than an art show.   Abstract art from new local artist Hot Mike  80's Dance Music  90's Movie Trivia  Prizes and fun for all  FREE Entry!   EsoTerra Ciderworks proudly introduces Hot Mike, a vibrant addition to the Durango art scene. Known for his dynamic abstract paintings, Mike brings a unique fusion of pastel palettes, black, white, and neon accents to his canvases. He cuts, builds, and stretches his own canvas in town to create one-of-a-kind pieces.   You can find Hot Mike on IG: @flaming_hot_mike
Let's Love Lettering
5:30pm / The ArtRoom
Come play with the largest brush nib marker in the world! A new ink and marker has hit the market and will be making an exclusive debut in The ArtRoom on First Friday!   The ArtRoom Collective's featured artist for March is Heather Leavitt Martinez of Let's Letter Together! At our First Friday demonstration on March 1, 5:30pm, Heather Martinez will be sharing brush lettering tips. Stop by during the demo and leave with a FREE marker you can take with you. The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl is March 1, from 4pm - 7pm. Come talk with local artists, be inspired by creative work, or buy a local, handcrafted item for yourself or a special someone at the Smiley Building at 1309 East Third Avenue in Durango, Colorado. Heather Leavitt Martinez is an award-winning author and lettering artist. When she's not traveling the world and drawing on walls, she's teaching lettering classes at The ArtRoom and around town. She also takes commissions: hand-lettered quotes and poems, love letters, sidewalk chalkboards, murals, and other signage.
MC Contest: Be the Next Animas River Days MC
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
We're hiring an MC for Animas River Days! You can get a sneak peek of their "mad skillz" when the MCs compete for the gig on March 1st at the Durango Elks Lodge! Learn more info about MCing at www.animasriverdays.com/mc-contest   This is a FREE and family-friendly event! The public is invited to come cheer on their favorite MCs.
Meet the Filmmakers Party
6:00pm / The Oxford
Meet the filmmakers of the Durango Independent Film Festival! Cash bar, light appetizers by Farm to Fingers Grazing
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
The Wolves
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
Monster Energy Presents: SkiiTour with BabyDl
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$30 / $35 / 21+   Unify Mountain Soundz providing HSD Sound System Subs   SkiiTour - A fun-loving DJ/production duo from Whistler, Canada are known for their upbeat "feel-good house music that keeps the vibe groovy" (DJ Mag) as well as channelling a retro ski aesthetic. Their annual high-energy après ski parties at Shambhala Music Festival have become legendary and their tracks have been supported by Diplo, Fedde Le Grande, Benny Benassi, Anna Lunoe, Zedd, David Guetta, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, JAUZ, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, Claptone, and more.   SkiiTour has accumulated over 6 million plays through streaming platforms and has made Mixmag & DJ Mag's "Track of the Month" multiple times. On top of their steady output of productions, they maintain a global touring schedule of 80+ shows per year, including festivals like Shambhala, Burning Man, Chasing Summer, Bass Coast, Snowbombing Canada and many more.    In the spring of 2022 they set out on a very successful 24-city APRAVÈS TOUR which had sold-out dates across Canada. They also released the single "Double Double" on Rock Bottom Records which spend over a month on Beatport Bass House Top 100 chart.   The COVID lockdown didn't slow them down at all. They performed numerous live streams for some of the biggest house music channels (Dirtybird, SpaceYacht, ShambhalaMusicFestival, itsGOODTV) and recently were awarded the coveted Twitch Partner title. They also released the downtempo "Too Hot Too Cold feat FRASE" which became a Spotify Editorial playlist darling and warranted a remix package. They also released the successful single "Lose Of Heads" on Box Of Cat & put out "Rattlesnake" on Space Yacht.    SkiiTour started 2019 with a bang, holding onto the #1 song on Beatport Electro House charts with 'Redlight' for 5 straight weeks. This collaboration with Marten Hørger became a festival staple worldwide. SkiiTour's collaboration with SmallTown DJs & Dances With White Girls "Bad Behaviour" premiered on Diplo & Friends (BBC Radio 1) and charted on Beatport after being released by A-Trak's Fool's Gold Records.   The summer of 2019 SkiiTour released their underground hit "Blue Caboose" on DND Records which spent 3 months on Beatport's Future House charts and became a house anthem for Western Canada.   SkiiTour has recently signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Monster Energy and was nominated for Electronic & Dance Artist Of The Year at the 2020 BreakOut West Awards.   In the spring of 2016, they started up their own record label, Double Black Records.
Fresh Baked Fridays
9:00pm / Roxys
Squoze and Ravenous are bringing the heat to the dance floor this Friday at Roxy's! Join us for the very freshest in house, techno, and electro.    No cover, 21+, food served until late.
 Saturday, March 2nd
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
Cultural Guards of Durangos Magical History
9:00am / Durango Arts Center
The 2024 Winter GOAL Program, Cultural Guards of Durango's Magical History, will occur the first Saturday of January, February and March. Ages 11 to 17   As cultural guards, we will continue creating a book of Illustrations from the stories of Durango's Forgotten Pioneers. Stories in order to preserve the historical significance of Durango. We will be visiting the Elks Lodge, in January, the Rochester Hotel in February, and the 1880's Durango High School Building in March. Students will enjoy learning illustrative drawing techniques, skills in ink drawing and colored inks used in illustrating and painting with gauche.    Each month, you will also learn lessons on leadership by memorable seniors of Durango!   Please Join Us, this is a program you don't want to miss! For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Art Education, at deena@durangoarts.org. Scholarships Available! GOAL offers young people, ages 11 to 17, regardless of expression or identity, the opportunity to experience art, leadership and art-based opportunities.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Coke Race #2
9:00am / Durango Nordic Ski Club
This long standing Durango event brings skiers together to celebrate winter from beginning to end.    If there isn't enough snow, this race will be pushed to Sunday, Jan. 1.   Race Lengths: 10 or 5 km (adult); 5, 3, or 1.5 km (kids)   Schedule:   9 AM - 9:45 AM: Check in and bib pick up  10:00 AM: 10 KM race start  10:02 AM: 5 KM race start  10:04 AM: 3 KM race start  10:06 AM: 1.5 KM race start   Medals will be awarded to the first three female and male finishers in each distance. Medal ceremony will take place near the start/finish line after the race.
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Introduction to Nature Journaling
10:00am / Smiley Building (Studio 105)
Do you enjoy being in nature? Do you value attention and focus? Join us for an Introduction to Nature Journaling. I will introduce a journaling practice that uses numbers, pictures, and words to record observations of nature. The practice will magnify gratitude, help make connections and increase your sense of wonder. It's enjoyable, accessible, and a practice you can take anywhere. Don't worry if you don't consider yourself good at drawing. Everyone is welcome and all supplies provided. $40
The Wolves
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
Urinetown: The Musical
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Native Lens Reception
3:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Part of the Durango Independent Film Festival, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Public Media. Beverages, light appetizers by Farm to Fingers Grazing
Native Lens Media Fellowship Film Exposure Program Showcase
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Native Lens, Vision Maker Media, and the Durango Independent Film Festival welcome the 2024 Native Lens Media Fellows: Jules Joe, Nika Arce, Eva Bear, Ellyse Fredericks, Evan Smith, Sommer Lopez, Tonya Tolino, Sierra Buffalohead, Tyler Socé.   The Native Lens Media Fellowship is a month-long series of workshops for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians aged 18-24 who are interested in learning the crafts of video production and digital storytelling. Join the Fellows for the premiere of their short films followed by a screening of Indigenous documentaries from Native Lens and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media's Film Exposure Program.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
20MOONS present "Facets: A Life Reflected"
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
"Facets" features ten San Juan Symphony musicians joining forces with 20MOONS contemporary dance theater artists to re-envision and reimagine the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as an embodied journey through the many transformative experiences of a human life.
Hawaiian Luau & Ukulele Open Mic
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Tired of winter? Dig your bikinis, board shorts and Hawaiian shirts out of the closet and come on down for a Hawaiian Luau Party!   We will be cranking up the heat and mixing up some special drinks for you in the anticipation of summer beach time. We've got you covered with grass skirts, flower lei's and a group hula lesson. We will also have a Ukulele open Mic for those of you with the skills to be on stage!
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
The Wolves
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
 Sunday, March 3rd
First Tracks Brunch Experience
7:30am / Dantes Backside Bistro
We’re offering the opportunity for a limited number of guests to board Lift 1 at 7:30 am and ski a few laps on Lift 3 before the mountain opens. Celebrate at the Backside Bistro afterwards with Champagne, warm pastries and a plated brunch, served up fresh.
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
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 $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
The Wolves
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
A local Fort Lewis College Show!  Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Felicia Lansbury Meyer.   A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves takes us into the lives of a girls' high school soccer team and the experiences they share during their weekly Saturday morning pre-game warmups. The topics range from idle gossip and dreams of playing collegiate soccer to global politics and personal experiences of puberty and the social pressures of youth.   Ticket Prices:  FLC Student (One ticket per order w/ valid ID) - $0.00,  Non FLC Student (with current ID) - $12.00,  FLC Faculty / Staff (Max of 2) - $12.00,  Individual - $23.00.
 Monday, March 4th
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
Paws For Celebration On-line Auction Last Day!
8:00am / On-line Auction
Our annual online auction fundraiser!  February 24th through March 4th, 2024  Benefiting Parker's Animal Rescue!   Thank you for our sponsors:  Tile & Light Art of Durango   Maynes, Bradford, Shipps and Sheftel LLP  Tina Miely - Real Estate | Durango, CO  Title Durango  Alpine Bank  Durango Motor Company  Creature Comforts
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Register Now! Ladies Night 1.0 at Horse Empower!
9:00am / Horse Empower Indoor Arena
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!
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 1
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Lunch Workshop: Planning for Retirement
12:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Come sip on some cider and join us to learn more about planning for retirement where Jake Darsch, from Barnum Financial Group, will dive in and cover the following topics:   • Having control over day-to-day/month-to-month finances  • Having the capacity to absorb financial shock  • Being on track to meet financial goals  • Financial freedom to enjoy life
The North Face Presents Reel Rock 18
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Don't miss the Reel Rock 18 premiere event in Durango. Presented by The North Face, Black Diamond and Yeti. Immerse yourself in four gripping new climbing films from across the globe: a visionary first ascent on Japan's mythical Mt. Mizugaki; a climbing community held together in war-torn Ukraine; a treacherous free ascent of Jirishanca in the Peruvian Andes; and an exploration of Mallorca's deep-water soloing.   Supported locally by Pine Needle Mountaineering, San Juan Mountain Guides, and Backcountry Experience.   Hall doors at 6:00pm / Show at 7:00pm
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 5th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 2
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Start-Up Support
12:00pm / Center for Innovation
Every Thursday | noon - 10:00 The Center for Innovation in Durango is launching entrepreneurs with a free, weekly workshop. Gain the knowledge to kickstart your podcast, from crafting your concept to mastering editing software. This workshop equips you with the skills needed to turn your startup dream into a reality.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
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!
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!
Big Something: Headspace Tour with The Ries Brothers
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   $35 / $40 / 21+   Big Something  Hailing from the North Carolina countryside, or "The Middle of Nowhere," as it's proudly dubbed on their debut album, the 6 headed musical monster known as 'Big Something' has steadily become one of the most unique and exciting rock bands to emerge from the Southeast. Their musical alchemy is deeply rooted in the strong bond of its members—Nick MacDaniels [lead vocals, guitar], Jesse Hensley [lead guitar, vocals], Casey Cranford [saxophone, E.W.I. "Electronic Wind Instrument"], Ben Vinograd [drums], Josh Kagel [keys, trumpet], and Matt Laird [bass].   After over a decade of touring together with 7 full-length studio albums produced by GRAMMY-nominee John Custer and even their own Summer music festival The Big What?, Big Something has emerged as a grassroots phenomenon in the live music community.   "I'm proud that we've stuck together through all of this," notes Nick. "We have our own unique thing as a group, and I'm very excited about where it's always been going."   The band has progressively evolved their catalog with each subsequent release. From their debut album Stories from the Middle of Nowhere in 2010, through fan favorites a la Big Something [2013], Truth Serum [2014], Tumbleweed [2017], The Otherside [2018], and Escape [2020], they have constantly pushed the boundaries of their sound. Among many highlights, "Song For Us" and "Love Generator" have accumulated millions of Spotify streams, while their performances at Sweetwater 420 Fest, Lock'n, Electric Forest, Peach Music Festival, Summer Camp, High Sierra and 10 years of their own festival, The Big What? have further solidified their place as luminaries of progressive improvisational rock.   Their seventh studio album, Headspace [out 11/17 on Truth Serum Records], is significant for the band in many ways. Featuring a collection of songs written over the past few years as the world emerged from a strange moment in history, Headspace was inspired in large part by the ongoing conversations surrounding mental health. As the band releases each new single, they will also spotlight several non-profit organizations focused on helping people navigate mental health and wellness. Headspace will also mark the band's last studio release with founding members Doug Marshall (bass) and Josh Kagel (keys/trumpet), both of whom announced their retirement from touring in 2023. For the new album, Big Something journeyed to Cannon Falls, MN to track at the legendary Pachyderm Recording Studios— birthplace of Nirvana's In Utero. Accompanied by longtime producer John Custer, they lived together in a guest house overlooking a serene trout stream tucked away into nature.
 Wednesday, March 6th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 3
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Black Balloon Day
5:30pm / Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom
Join the ROAR Coalition and local partners for Black Balloon Day, a day dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding substance use and honoring those we've lost to substance use. We can come together as a community to acknowledge the struggles individuals face and to offer our support and empathy. By sharing stories, providing resources and offering a helping hand, we can make a difference. Let's replace judgement with compassion, shame with understanding and stigma with support. Join us on Black Balloon Day March 6th at 5:30 located in the Fort Lewis College Ballroom. Together we can make a difference. Visit www.roarlaplata.com for more information. This event is open to the public.
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at the Hive for a poetry writing workshop! Meet us in the skatepark and bring a friend! Open to all!
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, March 7th
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 4
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Intro to 3D Printing
12:00pm / Center for Innovation ( 2nd floor Main Mall)
Get hands-on with cutting-edge technology, learn how to discover and print amazing creations. Perfect for beginning your 3D printing journey.
Cinematic Creations
12:00pm / Center for Innovation ( 2nd floor Main Mall)
Are you new to the exciting world of social media or video creation? Join us Thursday from noon - 1:00 pm for our "Basic Social Media and Content Creation Support" session!   In this series, we're here to assist you in navigating the introductory aspects of social media and video production. Whether you're just starting your online journey or looking to enhance your skills, our supportive community is here to guide you every step of the way.
Real-World Theatre Speaker Series with Playwright Alex Riad
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College - Theatre Building, Main Stage Theatre
Durango PlayFest welcomes Alex Riad, an Egyptian-American playwright and graduate of the Juilliard School, as a guest speaker in a free speaker series open to the public. Riad will talk about his experiences in becoming a playwright, attending Juilliard and other aspects of the theatre industry. Students encouraged to attend.   Riad's play, "Heartbeat," was featured at PlayFest's 2023 festival. The New York-based writer has been a part of The Lark's Middle Eastern Writers Lab, a member of The Actor's Studio Playwright Unit, a Lila Acheson Wallace American playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School, and is currently under commission at the Atlantic Theater Company via the Judith Champion Launch Commission Program.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition
4:30pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Live Music: High Altitude Blues
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in our tasting room with live music from High Altitude Blues.
Animas Chocolate and Wine Tasting Fundraiser for WRC
5:30pm / Animas Chocolate Company & Coffee Company
Join the Women's Resource Center to kick off the celebration of Women's History Month at Animas Chocolate company for a delicious chocolate and wine tasting. Come show your support for WRC and local women who advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Citizens Police Academy
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Thursdays | 10 sessions | 6:00 - 9:00 |March 7 - May 9 The Durango Police Department will begin the 24th session of the Citizens' Police Academy. The CPA is an interactive, 10-week class providing insight into the operation of the Durango Police Department and its role in keeping the community safe.    The Academy is designed to increase understanding through education between citizens and police. We intend to acquaint citizens with law enforcement's role in the criminal justice system and provide an increased awareness and overview of police work. As a caution, the Academy is not designed to make its participants certified police officers. The contents of the course are informative only, and it is not intended that the participants have the authority of or act as police officers.    The sessions include information about domestic violence, gangs, patrol operations, traffic problems, community policing, tactical response, investigations, and a little history about where we are and where we are going. In one of the sessions, participants will have the option of firing several different weapons. They will also have the option of participating in an unarmed self-defense training session. Each participant will "ride along" in a patrol car to see first-hand what officers see and hear and what they are trained to do in various circumstances. Participants may also observe the Central Communications Center and listen to calls for service and dispatch activity. Throughout the Academy, participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss topics with members of the Department.   Take advantage of this unique opportunity to better understand the Durango Police Department. Apply online or pick up an application at the Department.    The application deadline is February 22nd. Contact Jess Hayden at (970) 375-4701 or Sergeant Will Sweetwood at (970) 375-4786 for more information.
4th Annual Power to Act Dignity First! Dinner
6:00pm / Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom
Join us for our 4th Annual Power to Act Dignity First! Dinner Fundraiser! We invite you for a purposeful + powerful evening and ACT! Enjoy a delightful dinner, door prizes, Favorite Things Silent Auction, Heartfelt Home Store: Dining Room Edition, and participate in a Make an ImpACT Service Project. Discover more about our impact and provide justice + kindness + dignity to women facing adversity in our local and global community. We invite you to save your seat at the Dignity First! Dinner whether you are new to our community or have attended before. We look forward to seeing you there!   Offering Early Bird Tickets, Multi-Guest Discount, and Door Prize Entry. Early Bird {ending 3/1} || $35  Multi-Guest || $30  At the Door {starting 3/2} || $40  See you there!
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
 Friday, March 8th
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
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.
Friends of the Durango Public Library Book Sale
10:00am / Durango Public Library
The Friends of the Durango Public Library will hold a 2-day book sale with early admission for FOL members Friday at 9:30. You can join the FOL at the door. Huge selection of hardback and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vintage books.
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 5
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Ceramic Masks
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Ceramic Masks. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a unique piece of pottery. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!    $35.00 Per Participant  *One complimentary drink included with class
Parents Night Out
5:00pm / Durango Dance
Children enjoy a fun evening of dance plus dinner and show while parents get a night out!   $30/child   Sign up at durangodance.com and click "register"
Ladies Night 1.0 at Horse Empower!
5:30pm / Horse Empower Indoor Arena
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!
Fired Up Fireworks and Torchlight Parade
6:30pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Fireworks and the torchlight parade are two of our favorite events at the mountain, so we decided to bring them back this season! Gather around at 6:30 as the sky darkens over the slopes and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display, followed at 6:40 pm by the patrollers and ski instructors coming down the mountain, lighting up the night with bright torchlights.   Free to the public. Join us afterwards for Live Music at Purgy's
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2024
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
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!).   $18 for one day or $31 for both. If you choose both nights, the $5 discount will be applied automatically at checkout.   Reception and doors open at 6:00 pm. Films start at 7:00 PM
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Output Friday
9:00pm / Roxy's
We have live DJs playing house and techno all night, from 9pm-2am. Food served late night as well! Great drinks, great vibes, no cover! 21+    Featuring Spark Madden, Ravenous, and Mad Beats.
 Saturday, March 9th
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
Snowshoe and Mimosa Brunch
9:00am / El Moro Spirits & Tavern
Join us in Durango for a morning snowshoe (about an hour) followed by a brunch meet-up at El Moro! Ticket price includes a mimosa, beverage gratuity & an administrative fee. Meal is NOT included. If you do not want a mimosa, please let us know and we will do our best to offer a substitution like coffee or juice.   BYO Snowshoes. Trail to be determined but will be within about 10-15 minutes of Town of Durango proper. We will snowshoe about an hour, and then head to town to brunch around 10:30-11AM. There will be NO cancellations for weather, please plan accordingly. Please remember, tickets include a mimosa and gratuity but DO NOT include your meal. There are no refunds for no-shows.
BART Caring for our Community through Creativity
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
During this program we will be exploring our community in Durango and how we can give back as creatives. On December 16th they will be focusing on the art of cooking as we learn about food handling safety, how to cook meals and distribute them to the community as a fun creative pop up. On January 20th they will be learning a plethora of art skills from a variety of different guest instructors. In February we will take some of those skills in January to paint a Mural to help beautify our community. For our last two sessions in March and April we will focus on finding the value in another man's trash as we travel down the river trail finding materials to turn into found object sculptures. During these trips we will explore the local art and learn how it helps make a difference in our society.   During each session the students will also have the option of taking a creative break to learn circus skills so they can exercise both their body and minds.   This is a great program to help young artists find their confidence, learn valuable life skills all the while having fun and making new friends for years to come.   For questions, please email Mr. B, at ben@durangoarts.org. Scholarships are available. BART offers young people, ages 11 to 17, regardless of expression or identity, the opportunity to experience art, leadership and art-based opportunities.
Friends of the Durango Public Library Book Sale
10:00am / Durango Public Library
The Friends of the Durango Public Library will hold a 2-day book sale with early admission for FOL members Friday at 9:30. You can join the FOL at the door. Huge selection of hardback and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vintage books.
Snow Science & Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Area
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, 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.
'Women in Early La Plata County'
1:00pm / Animas Museum
March is Women's History Month and our Second Saturday Seminar Series will be a talk on the women in La Plata County from the beginning. Join local historians Gay Kiene and Susan Jones on Zoom or you can watch the presentation on the big screen in the Animas Museum classroom. There is no charge for the event which will be recorded.    Register for Zoom at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Urinetown: The Musical
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Euchre Tournament
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for good ole' fashion Euchre Tournament. 6 nights Round Robin. Feb 10th/24th March 9th/23rd April 6th/27th. Come single or with a partner. No experience needed. 3 food trucks available.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
The Durango Bach Festival - Final Concert
7:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Come enjoy The Durango Bach Festival - Final Concert
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2024
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
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!).   $18 for one day or $31 for both. If you choose both nights, the $5 discount will be applied automatically at checkout.   Reception and doors open at 6:00 pm. Films start at 7:00 PM
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Road to Tico Time Bluegrass Ft. Liver Down the River x Kind Hearted Strangers
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$23 / $25 / 21+  Liver Down the River  From the high mountain river-valley of Durango, Colorado comes a five piece band of musicians called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since LDTR's creation in 2012, their unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Lil' Smokies, The New Mastersounds, John Stickley Trio, and Poor Man's Whiskey, to name a few.  https://liverdowntheriver.com   Kind Hearted Strangers  Hailing from all corners of the country, Kind Hearted Strangers began in the foothills of Colorado - where an impromptu open mic performance by songwriter Marc Townes quickly evolved into something much bigger. With genre bending improvisations from lead guitarist Kevin Hinder and bassist/vocalist Ace Engfer, KHS has become a dynamic full band capable of bridging the gap between all out rock n' roll and their harmony-driven acoustic roots. The addition of drummer Eggy Gorman has seen the band grow into a road-driven force, hungry for live music, delivering high-energy rock shows across the country. https://www.kindheartedstrangers.com   Tico Time Bluegrass Festival  You are cordially invited to the 4th annual Tico Time Bluegrass Music Festival, May 17-19, 2024! The Tico Time Bluegrass Festival, nestled in the heart of the stunning Animas River Valley just outside of Durango, Colorado, is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the sweet sounds of live bluegrass music. Whether you're jamming with your fellow festival-goers at a campsite, taking a dip in the river, or dancing up a storm on the beach, this festival promises to be an adventure filled with unforgettable moments, lifelong friendships, and cherished memories. Tickets & Info: https://ticotimebluegrass.com
 Sunday, March 10th
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
20MOONS present "Facets: A Life Reflected"
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
"Facets" features ten San Juan Symphony musicians joining forces with 20MOONS contemporary dance theater artists to re-envision and reimagine the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as an embodied journey through the many transformative experiences of a human life.
 Monday, March 11th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition All Week
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 12th
Economic Development Alliance Meeting
8:00am / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Be Part of the Conversation! At the heart of La Plata County's economic pulse, these gatherings are the most significant meetings in the county, fostering a dynamic space where business leaders, government officials, and visionaries unite to shape the future of our thriving community. This month's updates will include: • Mercy Hospital • Career Services • City of Durango • Municipal and County Governments Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for our Membership Meetings, where innovation meets collaboration. Doors open at 7:30 for food, coffee, and networking. Guests and visitors are welcome! The La Plata Economic Development Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to enabling La Plata County to be one of the most vital, vibrant communities in the country to live, work, learn, and play.
Cowboy Tuesdays
12:00pm / Strater Hotel/Diamond Belle Saloon
Join us for some good Western entertainment. Music, stories, cowboy poetry, and who knows what else. From noon to three at the Diamond Belle Saloon.    We also invite anyone with a Western poem, story, or song to join us on stage. Just check in with us when you arrive and we will put you up there. It is a good event to practice and have fun whether you are a professional, a novice, or anywhere in between.
How to Stay out of a Nursing Home
1:00pm / Durango Senior Center - Window Room
Next in the continuing free series at Durango Senior Center, we will talk about ways to avoid someone taking your decision-making abilities away through guardianship. Please join us!
Women's History Month Art Exhibit + Reception
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
Celebrate local women with a fun reception put on by the Women's Resource Center of Durango!   The Women's Resource Center is celebrating Local Women with a month-long exhibit at the library! Join us for an open house on March 12 to take in the exhibit and gather with others to celebrate Women's History Month.   The National Women's History Month's theme for 2024 celebrates "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion." The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
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!
Live Music with Rob Webster
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Weekly live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
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!
 Wednesday, March 13th
Green Business Roundtable
12:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Join us for Durango's infamous networking lunch, providing the movers and shakers of our community with a space to innovate, inspire, and eat a delicious lunch while they're at it.
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Intro to the Irish Gaelic Language
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
Learn a bit about the Irish language and its history through Maureen's experience as a student, teacher, and granddaughter of native Irish speakers.    Leave with cúpla foca, a few phrases, to use on St. Patrick's Day. No previous experience necessary.   Seating is limited - sign up online or call the library to get registered!
Writers & Scribblers
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
W&S is a group for writers of all kinds to learn, practice, and share the art and craft of writing.
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting and presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation. At 6:30 we will have social time, then after a brief business meeting, David and Chloe Valentine and Forest Ranger GB Cornucopia, will discuss "Archeoastronomy at Chaco Canyon.". For log-in information go to SJBAS.ORG.    David is the cinematographer for Cloudy Ridge Productions. He and his wife Chloe are working on a world-wide archeoastronomy film series. Davd, as well, has been closely involved in Anna's Sofaer's latest PBS film "Written on the Landscape." which will be shown at FLC Concert Hall on June 7. Part of David's series is about Chaco, with hours of interviews and personal expertise, including with the famous GB Cornucopia. GB spent 30 plus years as a Chaco ranger and recording the archeoastronomy of Chaco.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, March 14th
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Crafternoons (for Adults!)
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Come and play with our huge array of crafting supplies!   Crafting isn't just fun, it's fundamental for mental health, relaxation, and happiness! Come and explore our awesome craft supplies each month. Follow a suggested project or free play and create your own masterpiece! This space is reserved for adults (17+)   This month: Make your own prayer flag
Lie Music: Rob Webster
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in our Tasting Room for live music from Rob Webster!
State of the Animas
5:30pm / Hillcrest Golf Club
Join 5RTU in welcoming Jim White with CPW, Ty Churchwell from National TU, Scott Roberts from MSI and Clay Kampf with the USFS to give us updates on the health of our rivers and trout.    Arrive early to grab a drink and enjoy the views from Hillcrest and then stay for the presentations starting at 6pm. Stay for questions and to learn more about what our TU chapter has planned for the spring and early summer.    If you have questions, please email fiveriverstu@gmail.com.    See you there!
Live Music with Agave
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Weekly live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
 Friday, March 15th
Farmington Cannabis Crawl
9:00am / Dreamz Dispensary
DGO is proud to present the 2nd Annual Farmington Cannabis Crawl! This special event celebrates the culture of cannabis, and allows residents to learn more about the variety of products and accessories available at the participating dispensaries. Crawlers that have their passport stamped at every location receive a chance to win a special prize.
Fanny Pack Fridays
3:00pm / The Nugget Mountain Bar
Apres fun with sweet door prizes from Osprey and More!
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Live Music: Ely Cartwright
6:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Join us for an awesome night of live music with Ely Cartwright!  Free entry - open to all ages!    From his midwestern roots to his home in the Southwest, Ely Cartwright explores the beauty and loss of everyday life in the pursuit of connection. Described as falling "somewhere between indie-folk and the singer-songwriter sounds of 1970s Laurel Canyon," Cartwright has spent the last twenty years honing his craft as a songwriter and storyteller.
20MOONS present "Facets: A Life Reflected"
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
"Facets" features ten San Juan Symphony musicians joining forces with 20MOONS contemporary dance theater artists to re-envision and reimagine the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as an embodied journey through the many transformative experiences of a human life.
Tom Ward's Downfall & Open Jam
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Irish jam session. Celebrate St. Patty's day with us and our friends from Tom Ward's Downfall. Bring your instruments and Join the band after their set in a public jam session! $10 at the door.
Fresh Baked Fridays
9:00pm / Roxys
Squoze and Ravenous are bringing the heat to the dance floor this Friday at Roxy's! Join us for the very freshest in house, techno, and electro.    No cover, 21+, food served until late.
 Saturday, March 16th
Farmington Cannabis Crawl
9:00am / Dreamz Dispensary
DGO is proud to present the 2nd Annual Farmington Cannabis Crawl! This special event celebrates the culture of cannabis, and allows residents to learn more about the variety of products and accessories available at the participating dispensaries. Crawlers that have their passport stamped at every location receive a chance to win a special prize.
Learn from the Pros - Spring Streamer Fishing & Tying
11:00am / Santa Rita Park
Learn from the Pros!   5 Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering a new project this year to help our members and their families enjoy the waters that you have worked so hard to protect and improve. On March 16, 2024 at 11:00 am, join us for the 2nd of our "Learn from the Pros" events that will showcase some of our area's great fishing guides who will demonstrate their approaches to fishing our waters.    We'll be meeting at the Pergola at the NE end of Santa Rita where Brad Green will demonstrate tying techniques for proven spring streamers and Andy McKinley will demonstrate rigging, wading strategies and casting techniques. Big thanks to Duranglers for helping us put on this event!   Need any more info? Contact Greg Furda: gregfurda@gmail.com
Envisioning a Changing DurangoScape 2024
12:30pm / Durango Public Library
Free admittance to current Durango Botanic Gardens members, $35 for non-members. This year's focus is on native plants: What exactly constitutes a "native" plant and what value do they offer to gardening and landscaping in our challenging growing region. ALSO, Mike Smedley reprises his iconic "Plant This, Not That" presentation, a must for newcomers to our area and a good refresher for longtime residents. Registration and intake begins at 12:30pm, presentations at 1:00pm. To learn more visit our conference website at durangoscape.org.
Durango Choral Society Presents: To the Stars!
2:00pm / Christ the King Lutheran Church
Join the Durango Choral Society as we head "To the Stars!", under the direction of new Artistic Director, Rhonda Muckerman. This concert will feature an expansive program of contemporary music by Z. Randall Stroope, Irving Berlin, Elaine Hagenberg, the Beatles, and more! The Durango Women's Choir, the Durango Choral Society, and special guests, the Telluride Choral Society, will take you to the heights in this inspiring concert guaranteed to leave you energized, uplifted and "floating on air".
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
20MOONS present "Facets: A Life Reflected"
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
"Facets" features ten San Juan Symphony musicians joining forces with 20MOONS contemporary dance theater artists to re-envision and reimagine the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as an embodied journey through the many transformative experiences of a human life.
Here Come the Mummies
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm Show 8:00pm  $40 / $45 / 21+  Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their "Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave" is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).   Since their discovery, HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; appeared on That's My Jam with Jimmy Fallon; played massive festivals like Summer Fest, Summer Camp, Common Ground, Musikfest, and Suwannee Hulaween; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America. Maybe that's why the ladies (and some dudes) can't stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.   Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh's daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM's mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get ready! Here Come The Mummies.   HCTM is:  Mummy Cass - guitar, vocals  Eddie Mummy- drums, vocals  K.W. TuT- bass, vocals  Spaz- keys, vocals  The Pole!- bass  Midnight Mummy- bari & tenor sax, keys, percussion, talk box, vocals  Dr. Yo- saxes, vocal, tambo  Highlander- tenor sax  "H-POD" (High Priest of Death)- trumpet   www.herecomethemummies.com   www.facebook.com/herecomethemummies   twitter.com/hctmummies   Scalper Prevention:  Please Bring your I.D. to claim your tickets at Will Call, even if you selected print at home tickets.    If you purchased tickets for Friends or Family, they MUST know the First and Last name the ticket(s) are under.
 Sunday, March 17th
First Tracks Brunch Experience
7:30am / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
On select dates this winter, we're offering the opportunity for a limited number of guests to board Lift 1 at 7:30 am and ski a few laps on Lift 3 before the mountain opens. Celebrate at the Backside Bistro afterwards with Champagne, warm pastries and a plated brunch, served up fresh. Learn more.   $39 (Lift ticket not included)   What does the day look like?  7:15am Arrive at Purgatory  7:30am Catch Lift 1 up the mountain (You must arrive no later than 7:30)  7:45am - 9:00am Ski or ride off Lift 3  9:00am - 9:45am Make your way to Lift 8 and then to the Backside Bistro  9:45am brunch is served at the Backside Bistro   What's on the menu?  Complimentary glass of Bollinger Champagne upon arrival  Fruit plate and warm pastry basket  Plated brunch (3 choices)  (Additional alcohol available for purchase)
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!
Farmington Cannabis Crawl
9:00am / Dreamz Dispensary
DGO is proud to present the 2nd Annual Farmington Cannabis Crawl! This special event celebrates the culture of cannabis, and allows residents to learn more about the variety of products and accessories available at the participating dispensaries. Crawlers that have their passport stamped at every location receive a chance to win a special prize.
The Shamrock Express
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Time to get your Irish on! Come join us on the Shamrock Express bound for Cascade Canyon deep in the San Juan National Forest!   Join us for The Shamrock Express Sunday March 17th! Special St. Patrick's Day decor will be displayed throughout the train for this day's journey.   A special selection of Guinness will be available for purchase in first class cars and will also be available for purchase in the concession car.   Music will be provided by the local Celtic musicians, the Kitchen Jam Band! They will be playing traditional Irish music on the platform in front of the Depot before departure as well as at Cascade Canyon!
Taming Allergies
10:00am / Durango Sustainable Goods
Taming Allergies  Given the mild winter, spring allergy season will start early this year. Many, many plants that grow in Southwest Colorado trigger allergy symptoms in susceptible folks, and you may already be sniffling. The tips you'll learn are relevant to other allergies as well, including pet dander and dust. Learn about what predisposes us to allergies and about foods, herbs, mushrooms, and essential oils that can help reduce reactivity and tame the symptoms.   You'll blend a personalized allergy tea and make an essential oil sinus steam blend to try in class and take home. $65, including materials.
Taming Allergies with Herbs, Mushrooms, & Nutrition with Dr. Anna Marija Helt
10:00am / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join this hands-on workshop and learn to make a personalized allergy tea and an essential oil sinus steam blend to try in class and take home. Many, many plants that grow in Southwest Colorado trigger allergy symptoms in susceptible folks, and you may already be sniffling. The herb tips you'll learn are relevant to other allergies as well, including pet dander and dust. Learn about what predisposes us to allergies and about foods, herbs, mushrooms, and essential oils that can help reduce reactivity and tame symptoms.   $65.00
Stained Glass Shamrock Workshop and Tea
12:00pm / Create Art and Tea
This 4 hour long workshop is designed to teach you everything you need to know about the copper foil method of stained glass while creating your own shamrock suncatcher. All materials and tools needed are supplied in the cost of the workshop, $135.00. There will be a short break during the workshop for tea and scones made by Caprice at Create Art and Tea. Happy St. Patricks Day!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
Live Music: Patrick's Crossing
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for a special St. Patrick's Day with live music from Patrick's Crossing!
The Kitchen Jam Band
5:00pm / Four Leaves Winery
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Four Leaves Winery with Irish music from the Kitchen Jam Band, dancing, and maybe even a dinosaur sighting! Admission is free, and no reservations are needed.
20MOONS present "Facets: A Life Reflected"
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
"Facets" features ten San Juan Symphony musicians joining forces with 20MOONS contemporary dance theater artists to re-envision and reimagine the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as an embodied journey through the many transformative experiences of a human life.
 Monday, March 18th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition All Week
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Women's History Month: Diversity Panel
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
An expert panel of diverse backgrounds will provide insight of the local diversity and how to interconnect all of us to build community and collaborate to make progress towards a more equitable and healthier community for all.    Latin appetizers and aguas frecas will be provided.   Bilingual Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 19th
Monthly Mindfulness Group
9:00am / Myah Mindfulness
Cost: $20 per session  To reserve your space: call or email!   In each session, we will explore, with curiosity, the nature of our own minds. We will investigate our experience through mindfulness practice in a wakeful, attentive, open, free and loving way. The purpose is to learn to become aware of mental, emotional and physical phenomena in our experience, and cultivate joy in daily living that brings profound ease, freedom and intimate connection with life.
Bayfield Death Cafe
1:00pm / Pine River Library Community Room
Pine River Library is one of many groups in 79 countries across the world that host Death Cafés. A Death Cafe is a time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death openly and honestly. The aim is to increase awareness about death in order to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. There is never an intention of leading participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. A Death Café is not a bereavement support or grief counseling setting, nor is it a place to give people information about death and dying. It is not for people who, for whatever reason, are unwilling to discuss the subject of death comfortably and openly. Interesting conversations are guaranteed! These events are facilitated by Lola Montano, a registered nurse who is pursuing her hospice certification and is interested in becoming a death doula.    Join us every third Tuesday of the month from 1-2:30 pm.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
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!
Life's Ever-changing Cycle with Brooke Smith
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
If change is the only thing we're ever guaranteed, why is it so freaking shocking when it happens to us?   When we can understand what is really going on when change occurs, we are able to accept the challenges with clarity, groundedness, and learn to use the transition to create something truly magical in our lives.   In this workshop, you will learn about the three types of catalytic changes we face, how to honor the transition so you don't land right back in square one, how to use the process to excelerate your new life, and how to create a partnership between who you are right now and who you are becoming.   Join Master Certified Life-coach and author, Brooke Smith, for this Public Service Announcement.
Live Music with Safety Meeting
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
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!
 Wednesday, March 20th
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
March Happy Hour with YPOD
5:00pm / Zia Cantina
Join the Young Professionals for the March happy hour and networking event! Meet other young professionals in the community and enjoy margs and food.
Paint and Sip
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for a fabulous evening with friends, painting and wine!   The Teacher:: Kayleigh Weir is an artist and art educator in Durango, CO. She teaches art full time at Durango High School. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in art education. In her spare time, she loves to create art ranging from paintings to pottery.   All supplies provided.
Word Honey Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a night of Open Mic Poetry! Be brave and read and original work or come out to support and enjoy local artists.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, March 21st
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Live Music: Rob Webster
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in our Tasting Room for live music with Rob Webster.
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
Live Music with Clark Andrew Libbey and Kristen Rad
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
 Friday, March 22nd
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Family Friendly Game Night!
6:00pm / The Subterrain
We will have popcorn, rootbeer floats and our regular drink menu. Bring your own games and players, or play one of ours and make some new friends!
Output Friday
9:00pm / Roxy's
We have live DJs playing house and techno all night, from 9pm-2am. Food served late night as well! Great drinks, great vibes, no cover! 21+    Featuring Spark Madden, Ravenous, and Mad Beats.
 Saturday, March 23rd
Hollywood Huckfest
8:30am / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Get ready for big air, prizes, and ultimate glory! The Hollywood Huckfest is a "slopestyle-freeride" event with kickers above the cliff faces on the expert terrain of the Catharsis run. It's open to all skiers and riders ages 10 and older. Each athlete gets 2 runs and will be judged on air, tricks, cleanness of landings and riding ability.   Registration begins March 1st, 2024.   Event schedule  8:45am - 9:00am - Check-in at Hoody's  9:00am - 9:15am - Mandatory Athlete Meeting  9:15am - 10:00am - Venue Inspection  10:15am - Start time!!! - U14 female followed by U14 Male  11:30am (estimated) - U18 female followed by U18 Male  12:45pm (estimated) - 19+ female followed by !9+ Male  2:30pm (estimated) - End of competition  4:00pm - Awards on the Hoody's Deck    $45 to participate, free to spectate with a lift ticket or season pass.
Snow Science & Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Area
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, 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.
Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours
2:30pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours are an evening top-to-bottom full-moon guided walk down the Front Side of Purgatory Resort. The tour route descends from the top of Lift 1 to the Main Base along ski runs, with a stop at the Powderhouse Restaurant for appetizers and wine-tasting along the way.    This is an intermediate-level tour, and requires good fitness, proper attire, and experience with snowshoes.    Tours require clear skies and moonlight - so they are contingent upon weather and terrain conditions, and may be canceled up to four hours in advance. Tickets are $70 online.
The Five Elements of a Charcuterie Board
3:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Learn to make (and eat!) your own beautiful and delicious charcuterie board. There here's no rigid formula for assembling the perfect board, encouraging creativity and personalization. Participants will be guided by chef Laura of Laura's Artisans, through the creation of their own medium-sized boards, complete with meats, cheeses, produce, dips, and breads or crackers, all provided. We'll start by spotlighting the "lead actors," the focal point of the board, before exploring the "supporting cast" ingredients that complement and enhance the centerpiece. Attention will then shift to the "behind the scenes" elements, such as utensils needed for serving (small spoons and tongs will be available, with additional ones for purchase if desired). Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to take their crafted boards home to enjoy with family and friends, adding their personal touch to the experience. Join us!   $70.00
Snowcat Dining Excursion
4:00pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Enjoy a memorable evening with your loved ones while riding our enclosed snowcat to the Powderhouse, then savor a gourmet 5-course dinner, paired with beer or wine. Book your scenic dining experience today!   A handcrafted five-course dining experience at 9,000 feet. Back by popular demand! Enjoy this rare opportunity for spectacular views and a unique mountaintop culinary experience by booking a Snowcat Dinner Excursion. Guests will enjoy views of the alpenglow over the Needles Mountains from an enclosed snowcat as it ascends the trails on the way to a five-course meal. The only guests in the restaurant will be those who arrive by snowcat, providing an intimate and exciting feel — plus our Executive Chef will create entrees that are sure to impress even the most decadent diners.   The dinner begins with mulled wine or champagne while guests are allowed time to socialize and select their seats. Guests will then savor a sophisticated five-course tasting menu, complete with beverage pairings from our wine or beer partners.
Euchre Tournament
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for good ole' fashion Euchre Tournament. 6 nights Round Robin. Feb 10th/24th March 9th/23rd April 6th/27th. Come single or with a partner. No experience needed. 3 food trucks available.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
Queer Dance Party
8:00pm / The Subterrain
An Aria Pettyone production, celebrate the local Queermunity with a night of live DJ's and dance dance dance. 21+, $10 entry
 Sunday, March 24th
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
 Monday, March 25th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition All Week
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Durango Death Cafe
4:00pm / Durango Joes
A Death Cafe is a time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death openly and honestly. The aim is to increase awareness about death in order to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. There is never an intention of leading participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. A Death Café is not a bereavement support or grief counseling setting, nor is it a place to give people information about death and dying. It is not for people who, for whatever reason, are unwilling to discuss the subject of death comfortably and openly. Interesting conversations are guaranteed! These events are facilitated by Lola Montano, a registered nurse who is pursuing her hospice certification and is interested in becoming a death doula.    Join us every fourth Monday of the month from 4-5:30 pm.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 26th
Cowboy Tuesdays
12:00pm / Strater Hotel/Diamond Belle Saloon
Join us for some good Western entertainment. Music, stories, cowboy poetry, and who knows what else. From noon to three at the Diamond Belle Saloon.    We also invite anyone with a Western poem, story, or song to join us on stage. Just check in with us when you arrive and we will put you up there. It is a good event to practice and have fun whether you are a professional, a novice, or anywhere in between.
Engage Durango Forum
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
Meet with the City of Durango leadership team to learn more about departmental projects or give feedback. The forum will start with a short presentation on snow removal, followed by time to interact with the leadership team in a casual setting. Discussions with staff are not limited to the presentation topic. Free food, interpretation, and child care provided.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
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!
Live Music with Andrew Schuhmann
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
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!
 Wednesday, March 27th
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Annual Extraordinary Woman Award Dinner
5:30pm / DoubleTree Hotel
Celebrate with us!   Join us for a lovely evening out with dinner, drinks, guest speakers and our 2024 Extraordinary Woman Award winner!   Since 1981, our nation has set aside the month of March each year to recognize extraordinary women in our country's history. The national theme for 2024 is "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion."   The Women's Resource Center has made a tradition of recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of local women at the annual Extraordinary Women Award dinner, which will be held this year on March 27, from 5:30-7:30pm, at the DoubleTree Hotel. Join us for a lovely evening out with dinner, drinks, guest speakers and our 2024 Extraordinary Woman Award winner. Come celebrate with us!
Grief Service with Stillwater Music Cello Ensemble
6:00pm / Durango Vineyard
Grief is a normal and fundamental part of our lives. Unfortunately, much of our communal spiritual experiences do not give space to help people "sit" in these spaces of life. The Vineyard, accompanied by Stillwater's cello ensemble, will take people through a journey of identifying with their hardship while still trusting that God is our shepherd.
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, March 28th
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Live Music: Randy Crumbaugh
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in our tasting room with live music from Randy Crumbaugh!
Live Music with Horseshirt
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
 Friday, March 29th
Durango Celtic Festival
1:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs; One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, Heron Valley along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing and late-night sessions. This is a family friendly event. Bring in the Spring with the Fox!
Ska/Venture Snowboard Giveaway
3:00pm / Purgatory Resort - Bear Bar
We are giving away a custom Ska Venture Snowboards at the Purgatory Resort Bear Bar. Join us at 3pm for beer, games, swag, and of course, our SNOWBOARD GIVEAWAY.
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Vietnam Veterans Dinner
6:00pm / VFW Post 4031
March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day. VFW Post 4031 is proud to host a Celebration and Remembrance Dinner in recognition of the National Day. The Dinner is open to all veterans regardless of when they served, and all interested community members. The dinner is free, however donations are appreciated. The guest speaker will be Mr. Jim Knotts, President and CEO of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) which was responsible for establishing the "Wall" in Washington, DC. The VVMF is responsible for the maintenance of the Memorial and the associated three statues that are on the grounds.
Balloon Glow
6:00pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Join us to watch the glow of a hot air balloon on the village plaza as the evening descends upon the lovely San Juans! Guests can experience the Balloon Glow up close and personal and will have the opportunity to take photos with the balloon. This is a great event for families!
March Birthdays Party
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Show your ID at the bar, if it's your birthday month get $2 off each drink, a birthday hat and a cupcake! Bring your friends and we'll throw the party!
 Saturday, March 30th
Durango Celtic Festival
12:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs; One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, Heron Valley along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing and late-night sessions. This is a family friendly event. Bring in the Spring with the Fox!
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
 Sunday, March 31st
Durango Celtic Festival
10:30am / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs; One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, Heron Valley along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing and late-night sessions. This is a family friendly event. Bring in the Spring with the Fox!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
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