April 2022 Events

 Friday, April 1st
Volunteer Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
Alternative Horizons is in need of volunteers to staff our 24hr hotline. AH will be having a hotline advocate training March 30th through April 2nd. Each day will run from 8am to 12pm. If you are interested in finding out more please call the office at 970-247-4374. If you are wanting to volunteer but haven't quite found the place to do that, our hotline could be the spot for you. Make a difference in the lives of others. There will in person and online opportunities.
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
First Friday Pop Up
12:00pm / Bucks Parlor
First Friday Pop Up at Bucks Parlor. Swing in any first Friday of the month to see local artist and buy some cool vintage! Friday April 1st we will have three makers in the shop. One with lovely copper electraform jewelry, a ceramic artist and a textile artist. Please follow our socials for more info.
First Friday Art Show
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Create Art and Tea is now hosting First Friday. First Friday is an effort to bring art and charitable foundations together. On the First Friday of every month, Create Art and Tea will host an art opening featuring new artists.    Featured artists will choose a charity to support. A portion of the proceeds made from purchased art will go to the organization of choice. On opening night, you can expect light refreshments, live musical performances, the opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about the charitable organizations. The works for sale will remain in the loft area of the gallery for the remaining duration of each month.   Times may vary. Visit website for more details on each month's featured artists and charities!
Open Tying Night
6:00pm / Outdoorsy Outpost
Join us for open tying nights with our neighbors. This is a free event so grab your tying gear, stop by, whip up some bugs, and maybe have a cider from @esoterra_cider .    This event is open to anyone weather you are a seasoned fly tier, or never sat down behind a vise.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing food and drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we will also be having live music all night long on our stage. So if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.    R.S.V.P @ 970-259-0940
Friday Night Laughs with Rick Izquieta & Zhivago Blea
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Enjoy an evening of laughter with hilarious comics from around the country!    Comedian Rick Izquieta showcased his stand-up comedy set in December 2013 on the Starz TV Network comedy show "STAANN' DUP!!", hosted by Donnell Rawlings of Comedy Central's Dave Chappelle Show. Rick has had the opportunity to be the voice for Black Belt TV's MMA fights, Montejo Beer commercial and was a regular guest on Playboy Radio. You can also find Rick's stand-up on Sirius Radio. Rick brings tons of laughter to the comedy shows and is one of the fastest-growing comedians out there today performing at all the big clubs in L.A., Hollywood and other big cities.    There's only one thing that makes Zhivago more proud than his Latino heritage & and that's telling everyone about it (in English of course). He gets so descriptive and goes into such vivid detail at times, you'd swear you were right there with him when it really happened, but glad you weren't. Some of the most talented stand-up comics do it all the time. Zhivago is certainly one of them. Watch out for this guy. His name will become synonymous with laughter!
Pop Up Performance Featuring Nathan Kalish
7:00pm / The Smiley Cafe
This is the third in a series of concerts featuring touring artists who represent a variety of music styles and songwriting nuances in a unique, limited seating space. The Smiley Cafe offers a small, intimate experience for an audience of 50 - creating the perfect "listening room" venue. Beer and wine along with special coffees will be available for sale throughout the evening.   Nathan Kalish has spent the past decade performing across the country cultivating his new collection of story songs for his 10th album, "Songs for Nobody". His sound has been described as a unique brew of Americana, rockabilly and outlaw country. Through his cutting and intimate lyrics, he transports listeners from the passenger seat of his touring van to behind a magnifying glass aimed at the darker side of American culture. It's not only his experiences that he shares, but the experiences of the people that he has met along the way.
FLC Performing Arts Present Sweeney Todd!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Performing Arts presents Stephen Sondheim's Tony award-winning Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who returns from wrongful imprisonment to 1840's London obsessed with exacting revenge on the judge who unjustly convicted him and destroyed his family. With the help of Mrs. Nellie Lovett, a meat-pie shop owner, they begin their grisly life of crime.
Gangstagrass & People We Know
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm / 21+   Proof of vaccination (Physical card or picture of card on phone is accepted) or a negative PCR test with 72 hour time stamp needed to enter venue   Gangstagrass brings together two kinds of American music and creates a third, greater than the sum of the parts. There are only three bands that can tame a mountain lion just by playing. Gangstagrass is one of them. Gangstagrass is also the other two of them. When you armwrestle Bigfoot, don't win. And for god's sake don't cheat. Gangstagrass is a dirty fightin', gator wrestlin', foot stompin' bluegrass-hip-hop project of Brooklyn based producer Rench, who has spent the last decade making gritty, soulful country hip-hop music that you will actually like. Yeah, Gangstagrass did the theme song to Justified. Yeah, Rench and T.O.N.E-z got nominated for an Emmy for it. Yeah, this is real bluegrass pickers and real emcees making music. And yeah, we do it live too.
 Saturday, April 2nd
Volunteer Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
Alternative Horizons is in need of volunteers to staff our 24hr hotline. AH will be having a hotline advocate training March 30th through April 2nd. Each day will run from 8am to 12pm. If you are interested in finding out more please call the office at 970-247-4374. If you are wanting to volunteer but haven't quite found the place to do that, our hotline could be the spot for you. Make a difference in the lives of others. There will in person and online opportunities.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Cardio Yoga HiiT
10:30am / Mind Body SOLEiL
High Intensity Interval training. Bodyweight only, dynamic asana poses, full body workout.    Bring your mat and be prepared to tone & sweat.
Battle Of The Bull Hands
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Battle Of The Bull Hands Tour Is Back!   Come join us to watch the best bull hands battle it out the with best bulls in the 4 corners area!   Gates open at noon, Show starts at 1:00
Jack Ellis Band
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing food and drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
FLC Performing Arts Present Sweeney Todd!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Performing Arts presents Stephen Sondheim's Tony award-winning Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who returns from wrongful imprisonment to 1840's London obsessed with exacting revenge on the judge who unjustly convicted him and destroyed his family. With the help of Mrs. Nellie Lovett, a meat-pie shop owner, they begin their grisly life of crime.
 Sunday, April 3rd
Veterans 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 $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Pond Skim
1:00pm / Purgatory Resort
Join us for a beach party Purg Style. Sign up and compete for best skim, best wipeout and best costume.   Don't feel like making a splash? Come enjoy the party as we celebrate our end of daily operations.    Just a reminder that we are open on the weekends April 9-10 and 16-17. We'll see you there!
FLC Performing Arts Present Sweeney Todd!
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
Today includes a free pre-show talk with director Michael E. McKelvey.   FLC Performing Arts presents Stephen Sondheim's Tony award-winning Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who returns from wrongful imprisonment to 1840's London obsessed with exacting revenge on the judge who unjustly convicted him and destroyed his family. With the help of Mrs. Nellie Lovett, a meat-pie shop owner, they begin their grisly life of crime.
The Travelers Tour with Brother Ali, MC Supernatural & DJ Last Word
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre Presents The Travelers Tour with Brother Ali, MC Supernatural & DJ Last Word   Proof of vaccination (Physical card or picture of card on phone is accepted) or a negative PCR test with 72 hour time stamp needed to enter venue   Underground Hip Hop icon and community leader, Brother Ali announced that he's launching a podcast entitled "The Travelers" in 2022. With a two decade career of intimate storytelling, outspoken stances on social justice and collaborations with influential cultural and thought leaders, the podcast promises to be a fascinating chapter in an already storied career.   In celebration of the Podcast, Ali also released the first round of tour dates for a Travelers World Tour beginning on the West Coast this March. Ali will be joined by legendary lyricist and freestyle master, MC Supernatural and Twin Cities producer & DJ, Last Word.   Tickets are on sale now, along with full Info on The Travelers Tour and Podcast at BrotherAli.com   Brother Ali is a highly respected Hip Hop artist, speaker, and community leader from Minneapolis, MN. His two-decade resume includes eight critically-acclaimed albums, mentorships with iconic Hip Hop legends Chuck D and Rakim, and performances on late night shows with Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien.   His provocative and uplifting brand of Hip Hop has earned him coveted press features like Rolling Stone's 40th anniversary edition and Source Magazine's "Hip Hop Quotables", while his outspoken social justice message has landed him on government watch lists. He's also lectured at universities from Princeton to Stanford and delivered the keynote address at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.   When he's not rocking the mic at Coachella or being arrested for civil disobedience in support of marginalized communities, Brother Ali travels the world learning and teaching Islamic Spirituality under some of today's most renowned teachers. In addition to leading worship services and classes, he co-founded The Gemali Project, an organization that helps Muslim converts and spiritual seekers access the beauty of the Islamic tradition. Brother Ali recently launched The Travelers Podcast from his new home in Istanbul, exploring life's journey with cultural, spiritual, and thought leaders from across the globe. included in spe
 Monday, April 4th
Success For Native America 2022
5:00pm / Fort Lewis College Vallecito Room + Online
First Southwest Bank (FSWB) and First Southwest Community Fund (FSWCF) are excited once again to partner with Fort Lewis College for the second "Success for Native America" panel discussion.    The 2020 "Success for Native America" panelists—a business school professor, cosmetic company founder, public health worker, and an attorney—addressed the challenges and advantages associated with their heritage and how they navigated societal expectations and experiences to achieve their career and life goals.    "We are very excited to hear from this accomplished group of professionals and to learn from their experiences," said Kent Curtis, President & CEO of FSWB and FSWCF President. "As one of two Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks in Colorado, our mission is to extend financial and economic opportunities to people historically excluded from the mainstream banking system. Only 50% of Native Americans nationally have a bank account. That's the primary way one grows wealth," said Curtis. "Partnering with FLC is a way for us to further our CDFI mission and provide Native American students with knowledge and resources early on with an eye towards their future careers."    The 2022 panel includes:  Ahsaki LaFrance-Chachere as a returning panelist. She is the Founder and CEO of Ah-Shi Beauty, the first Native American full cosmetics and skin care company in the United States.   Dr. Carma Claw is also a returning panelist. She is Assistant Professor of Management for the School of Business Administration at Fort Lewis College.   Keana Kaleikini, MSPH, is an environmental scientist and epidemiologist for the State of New Mexico and Associate Director of Collective Medicine.   Dominic Martinez is the Co-Owner and Operator of Leland House Suites of Durango.   Dr. Joshuaa D. Allison-Burbank, PhD, is an Assistant Scientist and Faculty Member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Founder/Executive Director of Rainbow Farms Therapy Group.   "The 2020 Success for Native America event offered students valuable and practical advice," said Dr. Jenni Trujillo, Dean of FLC's School of Education and interim Associate Vice President of Diversity Affairs. "As Native American and Indigenous students make up 46% of our student population—representing 185 tribes and Alaska Native villages—it is crucial that we continue to provide support and opportunities in meaningful ways. We are looking forward to bringing back this interactive event with both new and familiar faces, current faculty, and alumni."   The event is intended as an opportunity for students, FLC faculty and staff, and the public-at-large to learn from the successes and challenges of our Native American peers. The panelists bring a variety of public and private sector experience and tribal perspectives.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, April 5th
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Figure Drawing for kids!
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photos just can't capture. This makes you better in all of your artwork!   Come and draw a live model wearing exciting costumes, using great props and poses.   Scholarships Available!
 Wednesday, April 6th
Community Day - Free Admission!
9:00am / The Powerhouse
Enjoy free admission the 1st Wednesday of every month. Come visit the newest toddler exhibit, the Tiny Farm, visit with our pet Velociraptor named Blue, and engage your kid in hands-on science activities.
Homeschool Science Workshop
12:00pm / The Powerhouse
Come join us to learn and experiment with hands-on science activities every month! Each homeschool science workshop we will lead two separate groups, based on age, through a science lesson and have time for free-exploration of the exhibit gallery. Parents/Guardians and non-school aged children attend for free! Please register your school-aged children in the sessions based on grade level. Space is limited: Pre-Register to secure your spot.
The Art of Painting for Kids
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.    Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Craig Childs - Author Presentation 'Tracing Time'
5:30pm / Maria's Bookshop
Craig Childs bears witness to rock art of the Colorado Plateau--bighorn sheep pecked behind boulders, tiny spirals in stone, human figures with upraised arms shifting with the desert light, each one a portal to the open mouth of time. With a spirit of generosity, humility, and love of the arid, intricate landscapes of the desert Southwest, Childs sets these ancient communications in context, inviting readers to look and listen deeply.
High Step Society with Nu Bass Theory
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm / 21+ High Step Society is a dance party from another dimension; a high-flying, beat-dropping, big band rocket ship with an ear to the past, and both feet on the gas. This dynamic band is bringing jazz back to the party, where it belongs.This7-piece band's mission is to bring people together, to create a celebratory space that transcends the troubles of this world. Capturing the spirit of the Jazz Age and launching it a century forward, this band breaks down the divisions between us and replaces them with the irresistible urge to dance together. High stepping is a state of mind, and a movement to be part of. Dress yourself up nice, act classy, and lift your best foot way up to the sky. Hop on the HSS Express and let's ride this wave together towards better times.   https://www.highstepsociety.com  https://www.facebook.com/highstepsociety  https://www.instagram.com/highstepsociety  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Ev7ySArAbxV0LvijV7URg
 Thursday, April 7th
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Grand Opening! Creativity Festivity Reception
5:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Thursday Mud-Madness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. We will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. Spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Friday, April 8th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Pots & Tots
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional ceramic piece! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy a "happy hour" non-alcoholic drink, spend time with friends, and most importantly hand-build a clay piece to use for years to come. By the end of the evening, your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze that will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your vase is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin!
Fish Fry Fundraiser - Open to Public
5:00pm / VFW Post 4031
Come enjoy some delicious food and help us raise money to support the local veteran community!    Enjoy fried fish, coleslaw, hush puppies, potatoes & dessert for only $10/plate.   This event is open to the public and we look forward to seeing you all there.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Steak Dinner & Live Music Fundraiser
6:00pm / Durango Cowboy Church
Music by Second Chance featuring a tribute to Marty Robbins.    Cowboy dinner will include steak (hot off the grill!), potato, vegetable, salad, dessert and drink! $25   Hamburger plate available for children, $15   Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!  
Durango Youth Shakespeare - The Story of the Tempest
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
See the newly created Durango Youth Shakespeare troupe in their performance of The Story of the Tempest. 6 cast members….12+ characters….1 hour of Shakespeare magic and fun!   Relive Shakespeare's fantasy tale (or hear it for the first time!) of the exiled Wizard and former Duke of Milan Prospero, and his story of betrayal, forgiveness, revenge, and of course LOVE.   Thank you to our friends at dramanotebook.com!
Elder Grown with Ben Brock
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Covid protocols lifted for this event  $15 / $20 / 21+   Tickets available online at https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7477413/elder-grown-with-ben-brock-durango-animas-city-theatre    Paper tickets available at Animas Trading Company on Monday March 7th at 1:00pm   Elder Grown Bio:  Funk meets Rock, Pop meets Hip Hop. Elder Grown combines the freedom of improvisational Jams with their Captivating, Original songs. From the First Song to the Fourth Hour, Elder Grown encourages you to break down your idea of genre and tempo with your hips and heartbeat. A personal Pandora station, Elder Grown rollercoasters listeners through seamless, rule-breaking sound.    Switching instruments mid-song, you never know who is going to sing or play what next. Join Elder Grown and journey into the unrecognizable familiar.  http://www.eldergrown.com   Ben Brock  Ben Brock is a songwriter born into the tradition of red dirt music. Lyrically, his roots are planted firmly in the Oklahoma clay. His genuine, heartfelt and sometimes melancholy songs are ever growing musical branches providing shade from the harsh and unforgiving dustbowl sun. Listening to Ben is transformative. Within his songs, you will find your best friend, your reluctant lover, your aging father, and sometimes an unexpected version of yourself.   Drawing on straightforward guitar playing allows Ben to tell a story with his most powerful instrument - his voice. Passionate, worn and honed smooth from over a decade of gigging in every smoke-filled bar and honky tonk around, his vocals have been shaped into an unassuming, silver-tongued devil and voice of the common man. Ben's sound is distinctive, convicted and raw - it pulls you into his story from across the room.
 Saturday, April 9th
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance.    Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Cardio Yoga HiiT
10:30am / Mind Body SOLEiL
High Intensity Interval training. Bodyweight only, dynamic asana poses, full body workout.    Bring your mat and be prepared to tone & sweat.
Animas Museum's Second Saturday Seminar Series
1:00pm / Zoom
Please join us for part 2 of the Animas Museum's Second Saturday Seminar Series Gold Rush. In conjunction with the 50th "golden" anniversary of the La Plata County Historical Society, Charles DiFerdinando will be exploring the early Gold Rush to the La Plata Mountains in a two-part webinar. There is no charge for the webinars, but registration is required at animasmuseum.org/events.html. The webinar will be recorded, and all registrants will receive a link within 24 hours. The video of part 1 can be viewed at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Chado - The Art of Tea
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Join Nomoto Sensei for this exciting, informative, and hands-on demonstration. Tea ceremony is not just about drinking tea but it is a form of meditation and learning to be still. Come experience the art, history, and basics of Japanese tea ceremonies. You will leave with your own traditional Japanese matcha-making kit and the knowledge of how to brew a traditional cup of matcha.    $65.00 all supplies are included
Jack Ellis Band
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Durango Youth Shakespeare - The Story of the Tempest
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
See the newly created Durango Youth Shakespeare troupe in their performance of The Story of the Tempest. 6 cast members….12+ characters….1 hour of Shakespeare magic and fun!   Relive Shakespeare's fantasy tale (or hear it for the first time!) of the exiled Wizard and former Duke of Milan Prospero, and his story of betrayal, forgiveness, revenge, and of course LOVE.   Thank you to our friends at dramanotebook.com!
 Sunday, April 10th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Durango Youth Shakespeare - The Story of the Tempest
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
See the newly created Durango Youth Shakespeare troupe in their performance of The Story of the Tempest. 6 cast members….12+ characters….1 hour of Shakespeare magic and fun!   Relive Shakespeare's fantasy tale (or hear it for the first time!) of the exiled Wizard and former Duke of Milan Prospero, and his story of betrayal, forgiveness, revenge, and of course LOVE.   Thank you to our friends at dramanotebook.com!
Hat Making with The Victorian Ladies
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Join the Victorian Ladies for a lesson in hat-making. Decorate a hat inspired by the victorian era. You will leave with a fancy hat!    $40.00 all supplies included  $10.00 if you bring your own hat to decorate
San Juan Symphony Pride and Passion Concert
3:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
End the season with bombastic fanfare and passionate displays of virtuosity alongside three composers celebrating life and country.
 Monday, April 11th
Creativity Festivity - Various Events All Week
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, April 12th
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata County Sr Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.   *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Durango Record Swap
4:00pm / Ska Brewing
Are you vi-curious? Too afraid to ask questions? You're not alone! Join us, we're partnering up with Four Corners Record Club for a Record Swap at Ska Brewing. There will be multiple vendors, buying & selling all varieties of records.
Figure Drawing for kids!
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photos just can't capture. This makes you better in all of your artwork!   Come and draw a live model wearing exciting costumes, using great props and poses.   Scholarships Available!
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, April 13th
The Art of Painting for Kids
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.    Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society Zoom presentation
7:00pm / Virtual
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a Zoom presentation on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 pm. After a brief business meeting, Dr Lexi O'Donnell will pre-sent, "Our Teeth Tell Tales: Living and Moving during the AD 1000-1200s in New Mexico.". This talk will be recorded. For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG.    Lexi O'Donnell is a biological anthropologist who focuses on Southwest archaeology and dental anthropologist. She currently holds a Visiting Assistant Professor position at the University of Mississippi, where she has worked since 2019. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and became interested in archaeology at a young age.    She received her B.A. in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the University of Arizo-na in 2008. In 2016 she earned an M.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and in 2019 she received her Ph.D. in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology from the University of New Mexico.
The Wilder Trio / All That Jazz
7:00pm / Fort Lewis College / Roshong Recital Hall
A Los Angeles based trio (clarinet, bassoon, piano) whose musical inspiration derives from composer Alec Wilder—an innovator of the 20th century who had an affinity for popular music and jazz as well as classical music. Our programs range from classical to jazz-influenced repertoire with a groove.   Music of Andre Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Bill Cunliffe, David Anthony Jones, and Gernot Wolfgang.
 Thursday, April 14th
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Live music with Rob Webster
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Arise Roots & Kyle Smith Full Band (Road to Tico Time Reggae Festival)
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre & Tico Time Present Road to Tico Time Reggae Festival. Arise Roots & Kyle Smith Full Band $20 / $25 / 18+   Arise Roots was formed in 2010 with the intent to create a new and unique rootsreggae band which reflects their collective passions. Rising up from the streets of Los Angeles, the band had one goal: create a fresh reggae sound with a modern feel that appeals to all walks of life without compromising the true feel of roots reggae.   The all-star cast of musicians was recruited for their talent and appreciation of classic reggae styles. After a vigorous search, Arise Roots became host to six extremely talented individuals who had already made a name for themselves performing in numerous local reggae bands as well as backing various reggae legends touring through Southern California with veteran Blake Collie holding steady on drums, Rudy Covarrubias towering on bass, and Todd Johnson adding his trademark mix of keys and harmonies, the band had secured a dynamic rhythm section. Chris Brennan was called upon for his impeccable rhythm guitar and soulful backing vocals while lead guitarist Robert Sotelo adds his unmistakable signature style of riffs and licks. Lead vocalist, Karim Israel coming from a lineage of Jamaican vocalists, was added to the group, providing his raw, sultry flow which pairs perfectly with his powerful lyrics.   http://www.ariseroots.com/   https://youtu.be/gSguT7FntpM   https://www.facebook.com/ariseroots/   @ARISEROOTS  https://twitter.com/ARISEROOTS/   Tico Time Reggae Festival  May 19th-May 21st  Jamaican & Domestic Reggae / Sound System Parties  More information about Tico Time Reggae Festival can be found by visiting https://ticotimeresort.com
 Friday, April 15th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
42nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration
10:00am / Santa Rita Park - soccer field
The City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department invites community members to attend the 42nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration to help plant trees in the park for Arbor Day.   Please join the City of Durango Forestry Department staff to beautify the park with trees. There will be a presentation on the many benefits of trees, the Arbor Day Proclamation will be read and a local forester will be in attendance to answer questions. The public is invited to attend this free celebration and to learn more about how the city manages our Urban Forest.   Please bring a rain jacket in case of inclement weather, this is a rain or shine event. There will be a tent set up and another small shelter at the park nearby. Please wear boots that can get muddy and bring a water bottle.
Pots & Tots
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional ceramic piece! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy a "happy hour" non-alcoholic drink, spend time with friends, and most importantly hand-build a clay piece to use for years to come. By the end of the evening, your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze that will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your vase is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin!
Live Music with Donny Johnson
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Kids Festivity Follies
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come see talented Durango youth perform in this annual variety show!
FLC Theatre Presents 'I and You'
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Theatre presents I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson. An unlikely friendship develops between 2 high school classmates as a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them.
20MOONS presents Cloud Bridge Arriving
7:30pm / Stillwater Music
20MOONS is thrilled to be returning to the "stage" after a three year hiatus, to share our latest work of original live music and dance theater with the community. "Cloud Bridge Arriving," reflects on our collective journey - what have we forgotten, and what do we need to remember? How do we think things are supposed to be, and how are they really? In the midst of this dream of separation, can we wake up to the world, as it is, and remember that we belong to each other?
Random Rab
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
18+ / Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm    NO COVID PROTOCOLS FOR THIS CONCERT Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as "The Master of Emotion" his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound. He has toured extensively across North America, including tours with Bassnectar, Shpongle, Emancipator, Beats Antique, and has headlined dozens festivals across the U.S. and internationally.   There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds. With a dedicated fanbase born from the San Francisco underground, Random Rab has become known worldwide for his sunrise sets that have now become one of his most sought after performances. Having played before 3 solar eclipses and at the Pyramids of Giza, Random Rab has created a unique niche for his equally danceable, yet thought-provoking compositions. His current popularity can often be traced to his breakout album, The Elucidation of Sorrow and in particular his first hit, The Riddle and followed up by hits such as Release, Falling Tao, For My Corpse and Apparently. His critically acclaimed current and 10th album Formless Edge, catapulted him into the state of momentum that is now taking hold internationally.
 Saturday, April 16th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Easter Egg Scramble
9:30am / Santa Rita Park
The Durango Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the return of the Easter Egg Scramble. children between the ages of 1 and 8 are invited to join this free event at Santa Rita Park.    Please have children on the fields by 9:45 a.m., where they will be divided according to age group. The Easter Bunny will be on site.    Sponsors: Four Corners Broadcasting and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Cardio Yoga HiiT
10:30am / Mind Body SOLEiL
High Intensity Interval training. Bodyweight only, dynamic asana poses, full body workout.    Bring your mat and be prepared to tone & sweat.
Battle Of The Bull Hands
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Battle Of The Bull Hands Tour Is Back!   Come join us to watch the best bull hands battle it out the with best bulls in the 4 corners area!   Gates open at noon, Show starts at 1:00
Alcohol Inks with Cindy Shelton
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Join Cindy Shelton for "Fun with Alcohol Inks". This class is perfect for beginners. You will learn to paint on ceramic tiles and YUPO paper. You will leave with five beautifully hand-painted tiles of your own creation. Use them as coasters, or wall art, or give them as a gift!   $65 Supplies included.  Register on our website.
Kids Festivity Follies
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come see talented Durango youth perform in this annual variety show!
Jack Ellis Band
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Kids Festivity Follies
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come see talented Durango youth perform in this annual variety show!
FLC Theatre Presents 'I and You'
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Theatre presents I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson. An unlikely friendship develops between 2 high school classmates as a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them.
20MOONS presents Cloud Bridge Arriving
7:30pm / Stillwater Music
20MOONS is thrilled to be returning to the "stage" after a three year hiatus, to share our latest work of original live music and dance theater with the community. "Cloud Bridge Arriving," reflects on our collective journey - what have we forgotten, and what do we need to remember? How do we think things are supposed to be, and how are they really? In the midst of this dream of separation, can we wake up to the world, as it is, and remember that we belong to each other?
BANYAN (ft. members of Janes' Addiction, Fishbone, KDTU) w/s/g Cheap Skates
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre, Prohibition Herb Present, & SKA Brewing Present BANYAN w/s/g Cheap Skates   NO COVID PROTOCOLS FOR THIS CONCERT Led by Stephen Perkins on drums (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros) and trumpet master Willie Waldman, Banyan is an alternative-rock supergroup that also features bassist Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and guitarist Bryan Jordan (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe).   Stephen Perkins is an American musician and songwriter. A drummer and percussionist, he currently plays with Jane's Addiction and Hellride. Following the dissolution of Jane's Addiction, Perkins continued to play with frontman Perry Farrell in the rock band Porno for Pyros.   Willie Waldman working as an engineer at Death Row Studios, helped Waldman get his first rap gig, playing Trumpet on a track from a Snoop Doggy Dog album. That job led to several others, and as a result, Waldman's trumpet can be heard on albums by Warren G., Sublime, Tupac Shakur, Jodeci, Salt & Pepa, and the Eastsidaz.   Norwood Fisher, a co-founder of the heavy-hitting rock institution Fishbone, John Norwood Fisher is one bad mother funker who has been breaking down barriers and innovating the sound waves of funk, punk, soul, metal, reggae, and ska music since 1979. Fishbone's seven full-length albums and slew of live records and EPs have steered the course of alternative music for over three decades, and a lot of that can be attributed to the funky and percussive slapping and finger work that has become Norwood's trademark.   Brian Jordan has graced the stage and been featured with many legendary musicians, including James Brown, Dave Matthews, Bernie Worrell, The Allman Brothers Band, Ray Manzerik, Buddy Miles, George Porter, Jr., and many more. Brian currently plays guitar with The B-Side Players, as well performs as acoustic duo with Karlos Paez of The B-Side Players. In addition, Brian works as session guitarist, bassist and producer. As leader of the "Brian Jordan Band", Brian brings a unique and heavily charged sound to live audiences across the U.S. Former projects include 12 years (1999 - 2011) as guitarist for the high-energy funk/jazz band, "Karl Denson's Tiny Universe"   Cheap Skates As the sun set across the San Diego skyline, screeching guitars, thumping bass, crashing ride cymbals, floating keys and voices spiting verses echoed across the neighborhood. In a tiny shed where six people gathered frequently, amps screamed, wires tangled, and laughter pierced. Those long jam sessions that bled into the night was the beginning of a special journey, the birth of Cheap Skates. Since its inception in 2019, Cheap Skates has not stopped those improvisations. Split across San Diego, Cheap Skates consists of guitarists Domenic Spino and Brendan Collins, bassist Kaitlyn Alair
 Sunday, April 17th
Easter Brunch - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
You are cordially invited to come enjoy some delicious food with your loved ones, local veterans, neighbors and more! The menu options are amazing from cheesy scrambled eggs, eggs to order, spiral ham, prime rib, biscuits & gravy, & so much more! This event is open to the public. Donations of only $15 for adults, $12 for veterans, and $10 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
FLC Theatre Presents 'I and You'
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Theatre presents I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson. An unlikely friendship develops between 2 high school classmates as a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them.
 Monday, April 18th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Get your tickets today! Kentucky Derby Fundraiser!
9:00am / VFW Hall (east entrance lower level)
May 7th from 4 - 6:30! Brought to you by the Durango Friends of the Arts! Come join the fun and enjoy hearty appetizers, cash bar and the races! Ladies can enter the hat contest!   Tickets are $40
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Creativity Festivity - Various Events All Week
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
RockTalk: Agates versus Jaspers
6:00pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
This is planned as a fun night of identifying agates and jaspers. What the difference is between them and how to tell them apart.   There will be some agates and jaspers from around the West on display. Agates and jasper from the Oregon coast, gem chalcedony from Nevada, agate and jasper from Colorado and New Mexico.   Feel free to bring a show and tell from your collection. If you have a rock and don't know if it is an agate or jasper, bring it and we will attempt to give you an answer.   Sample some homemade chili, there will also be some tequilas to sample. Join in the discussions and hope to see you there.   This event is free to members and the general public!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, April 19th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Creativity Festivity - Various Events All Week
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
Figure Drawing for kids!
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photos just can't capture. This makes you better in all of your artwork!   Come and draw a live model wearing exciting costumes, using great props and poses.   Scholarships Available!
 Wednesday, April 20th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Creativity Festivity - Various Events All Week
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
The Art of Painting for Kids
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.    Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
 Thursday, April 21st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Creativity Festivity - Various Events All Week
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Botanical Drawing and Painting - Two Day Workshop
5:30pm / Create Art and Tea
Join Local artist Chandler Strange for this in-depth two part watercolor workshop. This class is great for beginner to intermediate levels as you will be guided step by step through the drawing and painting process.    On day one April 21st you will learn some sketching basics and how to draw a bouquet of flowers from reference. Day two April 28th will consist of all of the techniques necessary for producing a watercolor painting. You will leave this series with a beautiful finished painting that you can keep for yourself or gift to a loved one.   This workshop is $100.00 for both days.   *Supplies are not included. Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and a discount from the Art Supply House.  *Space is limited to 10 students.
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
FLC Theatre Presents 'I and You'
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Theatre presents I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson. An unlikely friendship develops between 2 high school classmates as a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them.
 Friday, April 22nd
Electronics Recycling Event
8:00am / Smiley Building
Electronics Recycling Event to benefit Durango Montessori School   Suggested minimum donation: $15*  This is a donation-based recycling event.   We'll take your electronics and make sure they are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.   BRING US YOUR:  Appliances (small)  Batteries  Cables and cords  Computers  Fax machines  Monitors*  Phones (mobile or cordless)  Printers  RC toys  TVs*  VCRs  Video cameras  ...basically anything with a battery or cord. Broken, dusty, ancient - we'll take it.   BUT PLEASE NO:  Lightbulbs  Projection TVs   *For old "box" TVs and monitors that are 32" and smaller, the requested donation is $30. For anything over 32", $50. (These items cost our school money to recycle.)    This donation-based fundraiser supports our small nonprofit school, including student scholarships and school programs. It's really a win-win-win -- it fits with our school's value of protecting the earth, benefits a Durango nonprofit, and is easy and inexpensive for people! Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Durango Montessori is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.    HEY SMALL BUSINESSES  Bring us your pile of outdated electronics, make a tax-deductible donation, and save money on city recycling fees!
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Pots & Tots
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional ceramic piece! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy a "happy hour" non-alcoholic drink, spend time with friends, and most importantly hand-build a clay piece to use for years to come. By the end of the evening, your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze that will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your vase is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin!
Durango Trails Membership Event
4:00pm / Ska World Headquarters
Durango Trails will celebrate its 32nd anniversary on Earth Day with a membership drive and brew release party at Ska Brewing in Durango. The event will include a silent auction, music by the Afrobeatniks, and an opportunity to meet representatives from land use agencies and to sign up for the trailwork kick off taking place Saturday, April 23.   Attendees can become Durango Trails members, renew their annual memberships or donate to the organization. Those who donate $35 or more will receive 15% off a six pack of Trail Crew Brew. Donors of $100 or more will receive a 32-oz. crowler. Skagua sparkling water and other non-alcoholic beverages, and pizza and other food items will be available.   About Durango Trails: Formed in 1990 as Trails 2000, the organization's mission is to plan, build and maintains trails, educates trail users, and create connections. Durango Trails relies on community support for all of its projects. Volunteers contribute more than 4,000 hours of trailwork annually to Forest Service, BLM, County, City and private landowners. For more information, visit www.durangotrails.org and www.facebook.com/durangotrails
Creativity Festivity - Various Events All Week
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
Meet & Greet and Film Screening
4:30pm / Outdoorsy Outpost
Join us for a Meet and Greet with our new Executive Director, Adrienne Dorsey, and a screening of the film To Which We Belong, featuring the James Ranch!   The Meet & Greet will start at 4:30 PM, and the film will begin at 5:30. Special guest Joe Wheeling of James Ranch will join us immediately following the film for a Q&A session. Delicious cider (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase from Esoterra Ciderworks.
26th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Three days of incredible national recording artists, regional, and local bluegrass bands take over five venues including the Durango Arts Center, Animas City Theatre, and Wild Horse Saloon. Our extraordinary lineup this year includes Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka, The Special Consensus, Unspoken Tradition, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, The Meltdown Sisters, Chain Station, The Big Hooray, Old Fuss & Feathers, and MORE!   Box office hours - Durango Arts Center  Friday 4/22/22: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Saturday 4/23/22: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM  Sunday 4/24/22: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   More information on venues and the 2022 lineup can be found on our website: www.DurangoMeltdown.com   We can't wait to see you there!   ***Kids 12 and under are FREE!***   Due to the nature of indoor shows, you must show proof of vaccination to redeem tickets. The Meltdown is not accepting negative tests or vaccination exceptions in lieu of proof of vaccination in 2022. Children under 5 years old may be admitted with a fully vaccinated adult. The Meltdown will be following national, state, and local guidance regarding masking and social distance in our venues.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
FLC Performing Arts Extravaganza!
6:00pm / Fort Lewis College
Enjoy a one-night-only event of extraordinary performances by FLC students, alumni and faculty of the newly formed Department of Performing Arts which merges Music, Theatre and Musical Theatre!
20MOONS presents Cloud Bridge Arriving
7:30pm / Stillwater Music
20MOONS is thrilled to be returning to the "stage" after a three year hiatus, to share our latest work of original live music and dance theater with the community. "Cloud Bridge Arriving," reflects on our collective journey - what have we forgotten, and what do we need to remember? How do we think things are supposed to be, and how are they really? In the midst of this dream of separation, can we wake up to the world, as it is, and remember that we belong to each other?
 Saturday, April 23rd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Spring Craft Bazaar
9:00am / Durango La Plata Senior Center
Featuring Homemade Jelly, Handmade Baskets, Ceramics, Unique Crafts, Gifts and more
Lost Wax Casting Process via Metalsmithing
9:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
Curious about the lost wax process of casting… Here is your chance to explore & practice this creative art. A group of six individuals in a one-on-one personal instruction for 2 whole days. You will create your own design, carve that design into purple wax, then we encase it into a special type of casting investment. I personally bake it overnight within a kiln. Afterwards, you will melt your provided sterling silver & feel the floor Rumble…. Clean your artwork & Voilà your piece is ready to wear.   MATERIALS I will provide: Wax, 1oz of silver per person, one-on-one instruction.   TOTAL COST: $225.00- $100.00 to reserved place, (Check, PayPal, Cash)
26th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Three days of incredible national recording artists, regional, and local bluegrass bands take over five venues including the Durango Arts Center, Animas City Theatre, and Wild Horse Saloon. Our extraordinary lineup this year includes Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka, The Special Consensus, Unspoken Tradition, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, The Meltdown Sisters, Chain Station, The Big Hooray, Old Fuss & Feathers, and MORE!   Box office hours - Durango Arts Center  Friday 4/22/22: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Saturday 4/23/22: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM  Sunday 4/24/22: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   More information on venues and the 2022 lineup can be found on our website: www.DurangoMeltdown.com   We can't wait to see you there!   ***Kids 12 and under are FREE!***   Due to the nature of indoor shows, you must show proof of vaccination to redeem tickets. The Meltdown is not accepting negative tests or vaccination exceptions in lieu of proof of vaccination in 2022. Children under 5 years old may be admitted with a fully vaccinated adult. The Meltdown will be following national, state, and local guidance regarding masking and social distance in our venues.
Rerouted Used Gear Drive for Youth
10:00am / Outdoorsy Outpost
Gear drive! Let's help get underserved youth outdoors with this Rerouted gear drive for Heirs to our Ocean.   The goal is to have 11 55 to 65L backpacking backpacks, 11 sleeping pads and backpacking cook ware and stoves donated to kids to participate in 10 day backpacking trip.   Donate gear @ Outdoorsy Outpost. Not in Dgo? Go to the www.rerouted.co app and donate your gear to get these kids out in wilderness! Check out https://h2oo.org for more information on the program and how you can help!   Rerouted provides on demand access to used outdoor adventure gear. Buy, sell and donate outdoor gear on the internet painlessly and reliably. Your gear should be in the mountains, not collecting dust. Get cash and save gear from storage.   Heir to our Oceans mission is to inspire the next generation of leaders by connecting them in purpose, educating them on the environmental and humanitarian crises they are inheriting and cultivating the necessary skills to make real-world change. We support Heirs in realizing solutions to today's global challenges.
Cardio Yoga HiiT
10:30am / Mind Body SOLEiL
High Intensity Interval training. Bodyweight only, dynamic asana poses, full body workout.    Bring your mat and be prepared to tone & sweat.
Durango Earth Day Celebration
11:00am / Rotary Park
Join our community in celebrating Earth Day at Rotary Park on April 23, 11am-3pm! Featuring live music, kids activities, electric vehicle ride & drive, the new electric school bus, vendor booths, the Southern Ute Bear Dancers, local speakers and more. You won't want to miss this free and family-friendly event!   Gather at 10:00am at the train depot to join the parade. Costumes encouraged that represent your climate solution!   Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making this event possible! 4CORE, City of Durango, Visit Durango, Solar Works, Renewal by Anderson, Citizen's Climate Lobby, Roll, Live Creative, Population Matters, Local First Foundation, Great Old Broads For Wilderness, Indivisible Durango, Dorothy Parker Design, Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado, La Plata County
Earth Day Ride & Drive
11:00am / Rotary Park
You're invited to an Earth Day Ride & Drive event, celebrating electric vehicles! Learn why drivers are giving up at the gas as you meet local EV owners and their cars, take a test drive (pending availability), and check out Durango's new EV school bus at this FREE event!    This event is in conjunction with Durango's Earth Day Celebration and in partnership with Plug In America for their Drive Electric Earth Day, happening nationwide.
FLC Theatre Presents 'I and You'
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Theatre presents I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson. An unlikely friendship develops between 2 high school classmates as a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them.
Out and Back Motorcycle Ride for Veteran Suicide Awareness
4:00pm / Rotary Park and VFW Post 4031
Soldiers from Fort Eustis in Yorktown, VA are riding motorcycles from there to San Clemente, CA. and back in 22 days. The 22 days is a reference to the fact that 22 Veterans take their own lives every day. The event is called "To The End and Back" and will arrive in Durango on Saturday April 23rd between 4 and 5 PM. They will be spending the night camping in the VFW lawn area. There will be a Meet and Greet Event following their arrival.
Jack Ellis band
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
FLC Theatre Presents 'I and You'
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
FLC Theatre presents I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson. An unlikely friendship develops between 2 high school classmates as a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them.
20MOONS presents Cloud Bridge Arriving
7:30pm / Stillwater Music
20MOONS is thrilled to be returning to the "stage" after a three year hiatus, to share our latest work of original live music and dance theater with the community. "Cloud Bridge Arriving," reflects on our collective journey - what have we forgotten, and what do we need to remember? How do we think things are supposed to be, and how are they really? In the midst of this dream of separation, can we wake up to the world, as it is, and remember that we belong to each other?
 Sunday, April 24th
Riders for Veteran Suicide Awareness Depart
7:00am / VFW Post 4031
The Riders from Fort East's in Yorktown, VA will depart for the Grand Canyon at 9:00AM from the VFW Post 4031 parking lot. These riders are part of an event called "To the End and Back" hoping to raise awareness for the fact that 22 Veterans take their own lives every day.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
SJMA's Nature Center Reopening
9:00am / Nature Center
SJMA invites you to join us as we celebrate Earth Day and reopen our Nature Center! There will be naturalist-led interpretive hikes, kid-friendly education stations, self-guided hikes, scavenger hunts, and more! Pack a picnic and come explore this beautiful 140-acre property on the Florida River 20 miles south of Durango.   To preserve this fragile ecosystem dogs, bikes, and fishing are not permitted.
Lost Wax Casting Process via Metalsmithing
9:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
Curious about the lost wax process of casting… Here is your chance to explore & practice this creative art. A group of six individuals in a one-on-one personal instruction for 2 whole days. You will create your own design, carve that design into purple wax, then we encase it into a special type of casting investment. I personally bake it overnight within a kiln. Afterwards, you will melt your provided sterling silver & feel the floor Rumble…. Clean your artwork & Voilà your piece is ready to wear.   MATERIALS I will provide: Wax, 1oz of silver per person, one-on-one instruction.   TOTAL COST: $225.00- $100.00 to reserved place, (Check, PayPal, Cash)
26th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Three days of incredible national recording artists, regional, and local bluegrass bands take over five venues including the Durango Arts Center, Animas City Theatre, and Wild Horse Saloon. Our extraordinary lineup this year includes Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka, The Special Consensus, Unspoken Tradition, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, The Meltdown Sisters, Chain Station, The Big Hooray, Old Fuss & Feathers, and MORE!   Box office hours - Durango Arts Center  Friday 4/22/22: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Saturday 4/23/22: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM  Sunday 4/24/22: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   More information on venues and the 2022 lineup can be found on our website: www.DurangoMeltdown.com   We can't wait to see you there!   ***Kids 12 and under are FREE!***   Due to the nature of indoor shows, you must show proof of vaccination to redeem tickets. The Meltdown is not accepting negative tests or vaccination exceptions in lieu of proof of vaccination in 2022. Children under 5 years old may be admitted with a fully vaccinated adult. The Meltdown will be following national, state, and local guidance regarding masking and social distance in our venues.
Rerouted Used Gear Drive for Youth
10:00am / Outdoorsy Outpost
Gear drive! Let's help get underserved youth outdoors with this Rerouted gear drive for Heirs to our Ocean.   The goal is to have 11 55 to 65L backpacking backpacks, 11 sleeping pads and backpacking cook ware and stoves donated to kids to participate in 10 day backpacking trip.   Donate gear @ Outdoorsy Outpost. Not in Dgo? Go to the www.rerouted.co app and donate your gear to get these kids out in wilderness! Check out https://h2oo.org for more information on the program and how you can help!   Rerouted provides on demand access to used outdoor adventure gear. Buy, sell and donate outdoor gear on the internet painlessly and reliably. Your gear should be in the mountains, not collecting dust. Get cash and save gear from storage.   Heir to our Oceans mission is to inspire the next generation of leaders by connecting them in purpose, educating them on the environmental and humanitarian crises they are inheriting and cultivating the necessary skills to make real-world change. We support Heirs in realizing solutions to today's global challenges.
Earring Making with Maggie Emerson at Eso Terra Cider
1:00pm / Eso Terra Cider
Join Maggie Emerson, local earring designer, for an afternoon of earring making at Eso Terra Cider.
Fashion Show with The Victorian Ladies
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Join us for a trip through the ages. Go back in time with the Victorian Ladies, for a must see fashion show featuring handmade dresses and hats 1837-1901 and find out more about Durango's rich history.    Feel free to dress for the occasion and bring your hat if you made one on the 10th.    Seats are limited for this event so get your ticket on our website now! $20.00
Southwest Civic Winds Presents New Frontiers
3:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Join the Southwest Civic Winds as we venture into "New Frontiers". Featuring diverse genres, from British Band classics, to a film score, jazz and two premieres, journey with us as we launch forward to perform at the ACB National Convention in Santa Fe on May 4th.
 Monday, April 25th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Creativity Festivity - Various Events All Week
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers' Imagination Celebration.   The entire month of April is dedicated to the Creativity Festivity, hosting events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, April 26th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Language Justice Training for Your Workplace
9:00am / Virtual
You're invited!! Small businesses and community members want to understand each other - literally. Come to this free training on Language Justice and find out more!   For many La Plata businesses, diversity, equity, and inclusion are either formal or informal goals of the workplace - from hiring, to promotion, to work culture. But there are always ways that we can improve. For example, does your workplace offer same and/or equal services to employees and customers who don't speak English? 16.4% of La Plata County residents speak a language other than English at home - that means paying attention to language equity is not just the right thing to do, it's also good for business.   Following this training, your workplace will receive formal recognition and free publicity! Registration is capped at 35 attendees so sign up ASAP.   Why? To better understand the importance of language justice in our community through a conversation with employers, employees, and consumers!   Register here: https://forms.gle/QiWqZHFs8wZJQHcr7
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Figure Drawing for kids!
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photos just can't capture. This makes you better in all of your artwork!   Come and draw a live model wearing exciting costumes, using great props and poses.   Scholarships Available!
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, April 27th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Language Justice Training for Your Workplace
9:00am / Virtual
You're invited!! Small businesses and community members want to understand each other - literally. Come to this free training on Language Justice and find out more!   For many La Plata businesses, diversity, equity, and inclusion are either formal or informal goals of the workplace - from hiring, to promotion, to work culture. But there are always ways that we can improve. For example, does your workplace offer same and/or equal services to employees and customers who don't speak English? 16.4% of La Plata County residents speak a language other than English at home - that means paying attention to language equity is not just the right thing to do, it's also good for business.   Following this training, your workplace will receive formal recognition and free publicity! Registration is capped at 35 attendees so sign up ASAP.   Why? To better understand the importance of language justice in our community through a conversation with employers, employees, and consumers!   Register here: https://forms.gle/QiWqZHFs8wZJQHcr7
The Art of Painting for Kids
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.    Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
 Thursday, April 28th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Dustin Burley live
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Bean to Bar & Grain to Glass: Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing Seminar
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Join us for four distinct pairings of Animas Chocolate Company's bean to bar chocolate with Laws Whiskey House's grain to glass whiskey. Learn about each process and discover the unique flavor notes of Animas Chocolate's Belize, Uganda, Guatemala, and Haiti Highline Bars paired with Laws' malt, wheat, bourbon, and rye whiskeys. Your $50 ticket includes four chocolate & whiskey pairings plus one cocktail and take home gift.    Tickets can be purchased in person at Animas Chocolate Company or over the phone at (970) 317-5761.
Botanical Drawing and Painting - Two Day Workshop
5:30pm / Create Art and Tea
Join Local artist Chandler Strange for this in-depth two part watercolor workshop. This class is great for beginner to intermediate levels as you will be guided step by step through the drawing and painting process.    On day one April 21st you will learn some sketching basics and how to draw a bouquet of flowers from reference. Day two April 28th will consist of all of the techniques necessary for producing a watercolor painting. You will leave this series with a beautiful finished painting that you can keep for yourself or gift to a loved one.   This workshop is $100.00 for both days.   *Supplies are not included. Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and a discount from the Art Supply House.  *Space is limited to 10 students.
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
"Sparkling Showcase"
6:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Led by Sommelier Andrew Cameron Walter from Denver and Beverage Director Chad Riddles, this six flight journey of bubbles will travel from Europe to the Americas, featuring Brut, Cuvee, Rose, Prosecco, Blanc de Noir, and Asti.   Each glass will be paired with delicious small bites designed to highlight and expand upon the wine's flavor profile.   6:00pm-7:30pm (Doors 5:30pm)   $69.25 per person (Includes taxes & Gratuity) Online credit card fees separate.   Book online at animascitytheatre.com   Presented by The Roost
 Friday, April 29th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Pots & Tots
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional ceramic piece! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy a "happy hour" non-alcoholic drink, spend time with friends, and most importantly hand-build a clay piece to use for years to come. By the end of the evening, your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze that will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your vase is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin!
Durango Wine Experience - Walkabout
4:00pm / Multiple locations in Downtown Durango
The Durango Wine Experience is uncorking a fabulous new partnership with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. The Community Foundation is the new event coordinator, and all proceeds will go to the Foundation to support the vibrant nonprofit sector that makes Durango a great place to work, play and live.   Our three-day event in downtown Durango includes educational seminars, wine dinners, unique tastings, and more! There will be hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers.    The Walkabout is our signature, multi-location, downtown Durango tasting event on Friday, April 29. Then on Saturday, April 30 our local chefs and wineries from around the world are featured at the Grand Tasting. The Walkabout and the Grand Tasting are included in our Weekend Pass tickets. Additional events will be scheduled at various restaurants around town on Sunday, May 1.
Live Music with Donnie Johnson
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
Durango Choral Society Presents: American Journey-Songs of Our Land
7:00pm / Summit Church
Come home to the music of America in a concert featuring both the adult and youth choirs.You will hear traditional favorites, including Shenandoah, When the Saints Go Marching In, joyful spirituals, and much more in a musical tour through the history of our great land.
School House Rock Live! Jr and The Noble Gnarble
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.   Join the Durango Youth Theatre Jr. Company for their presentation of "The Noble Gnarble"!   Far below the ocean waves, a gnarble left his cozy bed along the ocean floor and headed to the surface for a glimpse of sun and sky. Though he can't swim far with little fins and floppy tails, his mind would not be changed by fish who tried to make him stay. Did he quit when he discovered all the creatures in his way?
3rd Ave. Arts presents The Inouye Sisters, Piano Six-Hands
7:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
The Inouye Sisters (Mika Inouye, Sarah Inouye Mano, Seidi Inouye Bennett) present My Heart Dances, a diverse collection of moving pieces by well-loved and emerging composers including Brahms, Mozart, Cras, Baynov, and Gamero-Preston.
 Saturday, April 30th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Devo Bike Swap
9:00am / Chapman Hill Ice Rink
Have a bike that you're willing to donate to Devo? Please drop your donations off with us during Bike Swap Check-In on Friday! When you drop off your gear, we can provide you with a donation receipt. We'll either pass along your bike to a Devo rider in need or sell it to help fund our programs. Due to limited storage space, Devo will not be accepting donations prior to the Swap this year. Please drop off all donations during Bike Swap Check-In on Friday April 29th. Thank you!
2022 Home & Ranch Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Home & Ranch Show is returning! $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.    Experts in artistry, architecture, building, design, home renovations, insurance, interior decorating, storage solutions, security, and more will be lined up to answer questions and display their craftsmanship.   If you are building, remodeling, or interested in the latest industry trends and innovations, don't miss this opportunity to see the possibilities firsthand of what your home could be.
Community Art Market
10:00am / Hermosa Cafe parking lot
All artists are invited to set up a table, booth or tent at no charge. Space is on first come basis. There are free crafts for kids. This event happens on the last Sat of every month through the summer. Everyone is welcome. Market goes from 10 - 2:30. Set up begins at 8:30am.
Cardio Yoga HiiT
10:30am / Mind Body SOLEiL
High Intensity Interval training. Bodyweight only, dynamic asana poses, full body workout.    Bring your mat and be prepared to tone & sweat.
Parker's Animal Rescue Puppy Adoption Event
11:00am / Creature Comforts
Come meet the puppies!
Animas River Clean Up
12:00pm / Starbucks
We will be meeting at Starbucks and community carpooling down to different sites along the Animas river. We will be providing gloves, trash bags and hand sanitizer for clean up. Afterwards we will be hosting a community BBQ/potluck on the back patio of the store. We are looking forward to networking all while helping keeping Durango Beautiful.   For any questions or to RSVP reach out to Anara Sersha.
He Lived the West We Read About
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Please join us in person at the Animas Museum. Danny Pierce will be sharing his grandfather, Thomas Guthrie Pierce's story. He worked his way west to Durango, where he started and managed the Durango Brick Yard providing bricks for some of the iconic buildings still standing. That was only one of his ventures!    There is no charge for admission although donations are always welcome.
School House Rock Live! Jr and The Noble Gnarble
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.   Join the Durango Youth Theatre Jr. Company for their presentation of "The Noble Gnarble"!   Far below the ocean waves, a gnarble left his cozy bed along the ocean floor and headed to the surface for a glimpse of sun and sky. Though he can't swim far with little fins and floppy tails, his mind would not be changed by fish who tried to make him stay. Did he quit when he discovered all the creatures in his way?
Acrylic Pour Painting with Chris Vicar!
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
This class will go over how to create a triple ring pour piece. You will leave this class with a vibrant fluid art painting of your very own to keep and an understanding of the basics of the medium. Topics covered will include workspace preparation, required tools, paint mixing, paint pouring, and how to dry your painting. Small class sizes and two-hour class lengths ensure that you will get dedicated time with a professional fluid artist to ask questions.
Durango Wine Experience - Grand Tasting
3:30pm / Smiley Building Lawn
The Durango Wine Experience is uncorking a fabulous new partnership with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. The Community Foundation is the new event coordinator, and all proceeds will go to the Foundation to support the vibrant nonprofit sector that makes Durango a great place to work, play and live.   Our three-day event in downtown Durango includes educational seminars, wine dinners, unique tastings, and more! There will be hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers.    The Walkabout is our signature, multi-location, downtown Durango tasting event on Friday, April 29. Then on Saturday, April 30 our local chefs and wineries from around the world are featured at the Grand Tasting. The Walkabout and the Grand Tasting are included in our Weekend Pass tickets. Additional events will be scheduled at various restaurants around town on Sunday, May 1.
Jack Ellis Band
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.   R.S.V.P 970-259-0940
The Powerhouse Amplified: A Guitar Gala
6:00pm / The Powerhouse
Please join us for The Powerhouse spring fundraiser. This event offers an exclusive preview of Medieval to Metal, a touring exhibition celebrating the guitar's unique history and development, on display at The Powerhouse May 1st. Enjoy food, open bar, and a live musical performance from guitarist Tyler Simmons.   Tickets are $75 with sponsorship packages available.
School House Rock Live! Jr and The Noble Gnarble
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.   Join the Durango Youth Theatre Jr. Company for their presentation of "The Noble Gnarble"!   Far below the ocean waves, a gnarble left his cozy bed along the ocean floor and headed to the surface for a glimpse of sun and sky. Though he can't swim far with little fins and floppy tails, his mind would not be changed by fish who tried to make him stay. Did he quit when he discovered all the creatures in his way?
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