April 2024 Events

 Monday, April 1st
Art Exhibit Emergence All Week
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
The Art Squirrels, a local art collective, will be displaying their show "Emergence" from March 25 through mid-May. The show features colorful and diverse works in paint, chalk, fabric, glass, upcycled materials, and mixed media by Bethany Bachmann, Cindy Coleman, Janet Kenna, Amanda Preston Araujo, Jenny Treanor, and Amy Vaclav.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Registration Open! Parks & Recreation Adult Softball League
4:30pm / Durango Softball Complex at Fort Lewis College
Start rounding up your softball equipment, gather up your teams and dust off the winter blues. The first pitch will be thrown, and bats will be swinging by mid-May at Durango Softball Complex at Fort Lewis College. The round-robin league will be followed by an elimination tournament.    Season runs 5/14 through 8/8. Early Bird Discount ends 4/24. Registration Deadline is 5/1
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, April 2nd
Mornings at El Moro with Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency
8:00am / El Moro Tavern
Connect with peers, showcase your best elevator pitch, and participate in a 25-minute learning session presented by a different community leader, business, or organization each month. Participants will learn about 4CORE and the Green Business Certification program offered in the area.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Live Music with JREAM
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, April 3rd
Resilience in Action: Empowering Southwest Colorado Nonprofits
8:30am / Durango Public Library
In partnership with Knudsen Coaching & Consulting, the Community Foundation serving SW Colorado is hosting a professional development opportunity for SW Colorado nonprofits through a three-hour workshop tailored for any size organization. Resilience in Action will delve into the critical aspects of building resilient organizations, covering topics such as organizational structure, succession planning, and leveraging the Let's Do Good Well™ Mapping Tool as a resource for action planning and implementation.
63rd Annual Juried Exhibition
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the FLC Art Gallery is honored to welcome Emily Grace King as our guest juror.    This exhibition will run from March 7 - April 3, Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. Visiting the Art Gallery and all events are free and open to all ages.
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Spring Resource Fair
4:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
A free one-stop shop for families and students to learn about and sign up for summer programs, activities, resources and school fall registration. The event will feature food, games and giveaways!    Hosted by the Durango Education Foundation.
Poetry + Pizza Book Club
4:00pm / Union Social House
We're celebrating National Poetry Month! Join library staff at Union Social House to eat pizza & discuss all things poetry. Share your favorite poems, discuss your favorite poets & learn recommendations from fellow poetry-lovers. No pre-reading required. This event is part of our "non-traditional" book clubs, which explore different themes/genres of writing, rather than one specific book.   Seating is limited - Register online!
Great Garden Series: The Soil is Alive!
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Kick off another season of Great Garden programming!   Understanding the micro processes in soils and their interaction with soil biology - microbes and roots and their associated exudates - will lead to an enhanced appreciation for how small scale improvements in soil quality will help the plants in your garden grow better. We live in a region where soils and microclimates vary across a continuum from sub-alpine to semi-desert, from riparian to montane, from deep and silty-loams to shallow and sands. Gaining a better understanding of the micro-processes within your garden soils will, I think make you better prepared to become a master gardener, if only of your own garden domain!    Program by David McMillan of Grasshoppers Landscaping
Town Hall and Meet & Greet for Police Chief Candidates
5:30pm / City Council Chambers
Come meet the City of Durango Police Chief candidates. Meet and greet will be 5:30-6:30 followed by a moderated town hall with questions for the candidates from 6:30-7:30.    Spanish interpretation will be available. Live online viewing will be available. To submit questions for candidates, and for more information, visit engage.durangoco.gov/police-chief-candidates
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Get creative with local poets. Join us at The Hive for a community poetry workshop!
Open Mic Night Benefitting Oak Tree Youth Resources
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come immerse yourself in a night of local talent while supporting vulnerable youth in our community! Durango Arts Center is hosting their first ever open mic benefit night featuring a full bar, cabaret-style seating, and great company. Doors open at 6:30pm for the audience and 6:00pm for performers to sign up. This event is 18+ and entry is $10, with half the proceeds going directly to Oak Tree Youth Resources.    With any questions, please reach out to the Durango Arts Center at (970) 259-2606 or Delaney Robertson at (505) 980-0177
Opening Night
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
It's opening night for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College
To conclude the 2023-24 FLC Theatre season, you will be transported to Moscow, Russia. The year is 1812. The setting - Leo Tolstoy's novel, War and Peace. Don't worry, we are not doing a musical encompassing the entirety of Tolstoy's epic work, but rather a 70-page segment, which was adapted into the Broadway hit musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Composer/lyricist Dave Malloy's adaptation focuses on "Natasha's romance with Anatole and Pierre's search for the meaning of his own life" (NY Post).    Great Comet got its start with Ars Nova in 2012. The production was directed by Rachel Chavkin and featured show creator Dave Malloy as Pierre. It then transferred to NYC's Meatpacking District the following year. After favorable reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the immersive production was mounted in a tent erected in the Manhattan Theater District before eventually making its way up to Broadway in 2016. The Imperial Theatre production starred Josh Groban and Denée Benton and received twelve Tony Award nominations. The show has gone on to play in professional and university theatres internationally to great acclaim.   Great Comet will honor the original immersive spirit of the show with the company using the entire theatre as its stage. This will be the Four Corners premiere of this unique show, and one you will not want to miss.   Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 features a cast of twenty including Harrison Wendt as Pierre and Katelyn Bowie as Natasha. The production is directed by Michael E. McKelvey and choreographed by Suzy DiSanto. Great Comet will also feature a live ten-piece orchestra under the baton of Dr. Wesley Dunnagan. The remainder of the creative team includes set and lighting designer James Padilla, costume designer Megan Sander, and sound designer Logan Roybal.
Pacific Dub Smell The Roses Tour With special guest: Dale and the Zdubs
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$18/ $20 / 21+ No Exceptions
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, April 4th
Get to Know the CEO with Dave Thibodeau of Ska Brewing
8:30am / Center for Innovation (2nd floor of the Main Mall)
Dave Thibodeau is Co-founder of two award-winning Colorado businesses; Ska Brewing, which began in the corner of a small warehouse in Durango, Colorado in 1995, and Peach Street Distillers, which opened in Palisade in 2005. Ska now brews and sells approximately 20,000 barrels of beer annually in 9 states, the UK and Sweden, employs 70 people, and acts as the Southwest Colorado wholesaler for approximately 10 other craft breweries. Over the years Dave has been involved at every level of the brewery from deliveries to production, marketing to sales, and now an overall focus on business operations. When not brewing and drinking beer, Dave can be found mountain biking or running with his wife, Julie, his daughter, McCartney, and his dogs, Morgan and Stewie.   Every quarter the Chamber will invite a CEO to sit down with our members to talk about their path for their company. This session is free to chamber members, but we ask that you please register.
Toddler Creative Movement
10:00am / The Powerhouse
Thursdays |10:00-10:30 | April 4th - 25th Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific and mindfulness classes!    Ages 3-5 only.   Registration costs $17.50, and gives you access to the creative movement class along with museum admission for one child and one adult for the day. Additional children may register for $9 each .   Powerhouse members receive 20% off registration. Not a member? Join today and save! www.powsci.org/join
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Cinematic Creations Series
12:00pm / Center for Innovation (2nd floor of the Main Mall)
Are you new to the exciting world of social media or video creation? Join us for our "Basic Social Media and Content Creation Support" session!   In this series, we're here to assist you in navigating the introductory aspects of social media and video production. Whether you're just starting your online journey or looking to enhance your skills, our supportive community is here to guide you every step of the way.
Yoga for Grief & Loss 6-Week Series
5:30pm / The Smiley Building
Thursdays | 6 Classes | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | April 4 - May 9 With Lynn Wickersham, Certified Yoga Therapist Yoga for Grief & Loss offers a holistic approach to healing from the loss of a loved one. Classes draw upon the principles and practices of yoga to regulate the nervous system, temper emotional reactivity, and cultivate spirituality. Each session incorporates movement, postures, breath, mudra, mantra, and meditation. No prior yoga experience is needed. You will be guided to witness yourself in your grief and you will gain tools to help you manage your symptoms. Optional journaling assignments and home practice help participants understand the complexities of grief and honor their personal journey. Small groups offer a safe and supportive environment. Yoga for Grief & Loss is a journey of the heart to help you accept your loss, process the pain of grief, reconnect with yourself, and return to wholeness.   Space is Limited to 8 participants, Pre-registration is required.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Live Music with Matt Rupnow
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College
To conclude the 2023-24 FLC Theatre season, you will be transported to Moscow, Russia. The year is 1812. The setting - Leo Tolstoy's novel, War and Peace. Don't worry, we are not doing a musical encompassing the entirety of Tolstoy's epic work, but rather a 70-page segment, which was adapted into the Broadway hit musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Composer/lyricist Dave Malloy's adaptation focuses on "Natasha's romance with Anatole and Pierre's search for the meaning of his own life" (NY Post).    Great Comet got its start with Ars Nova in 2012. The production was directed by Rachel Chavkin and featured show creator Dave Malloy as Pierre. It then transferred to NYC's Meatpacking District the following year. After favorable reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the immersive production was mounted in a tent erected in the Manhattan Theater District before eventually making its way up to Broadway in 2016. The Imperial Theatre production starred Josh Groban and Denée Benton and received twelve Tony Award nominations. The show has gone on to play in professional and university theatres internationally to great acclaim.   Great Comet will honor the original immersive spirit of the show with the company using the entire theatre as its stage. This will be the Four Corners premiere of this unique show, and one you will not want to miss.   Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 features a cast of twenty including Harrison Wendt as Pierre and Katelyn Bowie as Natasha. The production is directed by Michael E. McKelvey and choreographed by Suzy DiSanto. Great Comet will also feature a live ten-piece orchestra under the baton of Dr. Wesley Dunnagan. The remainder of the creative team includes set and lighting designer James Padilla, costume designer Megan Sander, and sound designer Logan Roybal.    Dates: April 3-7, 2024 (April 3-6 @ 7:30pm; April 6 @ 2pm; April 7 @ 5pm) Location: MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College Tickets: $10-25, durangoconcerts.com
 Friday, April 5th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Planet vs. Plastic Community Art Mosaic
4:00pm / The ArtRoom Collective (Smiley Building)
Come participate in creating art for our Planet vs. Plastic Community Art Mosaic! At 5:30, artist Emily Lloyd will talk about recycled plastic, how we can help mitigate its effect on our planet, and how to make beautiful art from recycled plastic. This project will be started by the Durango community members on First Friday, April 5, and will be finalized for the Planet vs. Plastic Earth Day event at Buckley Park, across from Durango Sustainable Goods on April 20, 2024.
The ArtRoom Collective April First Friday
4:00pm / Smiley Building / ArtRoom Collective
Planet vs. Plastic Community Art Mosaic   Come participate in our Earth Day-related "Planet vs. Plastic'' Community Art Mosaic at The ArtRoom Collective! Emily Lloyd will lead the community in creating an art mosaic table of a Durango scene from recycled plastic pieces for First Friday.    At 5:30, Emily Lloyd of Violet Mae Upholstery will talk about how to make art from recycled plastic. Join us in making a community art piece out of plastic. Please bring 2-3 pieces of clean, used plastic to be used in the art piece. This project will be started by the Durango community on First Friday, April 5, and will be finalized for the Earth Day event at Buckley Park, across from Durango Sustainable Goods on April 20, 2024. Learn more about our local Earth Day celebration at: https://www.earthdaydurango.com and the "Planet vs. Plastics'' global theme for Earth Day 2024 here: https://www.earthday.org/planet-vs-plastics/. This Earth Day event is sponsored by Sustainable Goods located at 1259 Main Ave.    Emily Lloyd of Violet Mae Upholstery saves vintage furniture one piece at a time by bringing new life to discarded, heirloom, and consignment furniture. She specializes in reimagining and reupholstering used couches, chairs, ottomans, cushions, pillows, headboards, and more. Visit Emily's work in The ArtRoom collective studio #1, or at https://www.violetmaefurniture.com/    Claire Attkisson of Durango Sustainable Goods at 1259 Main Avenue supplies locally and globally hand-made, functional home, kitchen and lifestyle goods that replenish the Earth. Be a force for nature! Learn more at https://www.durangosustainablegoods.com/    The ArtRoom Collective at The Smiley is a diverse, working studio gallery where 23 artists, jewelers, potters, hat makers and others create, display and sell their handmade goods. Creating, collaborating and sharing their passion with the community. For more information, go to www.theartroomcollective.com
Jenn Rawling ‘echolalia’ Opening Reception
4:00pm / Bohème Design House - Smiley Building
Jenn Rawling 'echolalia' - an exhibit of new abstract paintings. One night public viewing at Bohéme Design House. 4-8 pm. Live music 6-8 pm. In tandem with Local Firsts ‘First Friday Art Walk'
First Friday
4:00pm / Various Locations
Celebrate Durango's creative side! Every First Friday of the month, businesses, galleries, and the spaces in between host local artists of all kinds! Find live music, original performances, featured artist showcases, and artisan pop-up markets all across town. Learn more about events happening this month at local-first.org/first-friday   Be a part of the fun! Showcase our community's local art and creative scene by listing your Durango First Friday event. Businesses and artists alike can visit local-first.org/first-friday to register.
Pots and Pints Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Desk Vase
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Desk Vase. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a unique piece of pottery. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin! $35.00 Per Participant   *One complimentary drink included with class
Planet vs. Plastic Art Exhibition Opening Reception First Friday Art Walk
5:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Come out and support local artists and see their interpretation of this year's international Earth Day theme: "Planet vs. Plastic". What can art teach us about ourselves? Our habits? Our relationship to the Earth? Enjoy mocktails, charcuterie, and mind blowing art. Enter to win a $100 Sustainable Goods gift card. At 7pm Sustainable Goods owner, Claire Attkisson, will announce the winner. If you can't come to the reception or don't win the drawing at the reception, all April-long art revelers can enter to win an apple leather tote bag—a $285 value.   $1.00
Classic Americana with Dennis Ziemienski and Tony De Luz
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us for Durango's First Friday artwalk and an opportunity to meet the esteemed Tony De Luz and view a curated collection of his captivating paintings alongside the work of acclaimed artist Dennis Ziemienski.
Opening Reception: Emergence
5:00pm / Smiley Cafe Gallery
The Art Squirrels, a local art collective, will be displaying their show "Emergence" from March 25 through mid-May. The show features colorful and diverse works in paint, chalk, fabric, glass, upcycled materials, and mixed media by Bethany Bachmann, Cindy Coleman, Janet Kenna, Amanda Preston Araujo, Jenny Treanor, and Amy Vaclav.
Live Music: Ian Lennox
6:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Free entry - open to all ages!   Ian Lennox plays a mix of red dirt county and bluegrass music that will instantly get your foot tapping and transport you to your favorite front porch to enjoy a crisp cider. Join us for warm live music vibes, an array of local award-winning craft ciders, and the best charcuterie in town.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Public House 701
Come and listen to Durango's Own Ben Gibson on the stage!
Duranglers Turns 40 - Spring Fly Fishing Festival
6:30pm / Holiday Inn & Suites
Come join John, Tom and the rest of the Duranglers Crew for a festive evening celebrating this milestone. There will be stories from the past, give-a-ways, and fun as we kick off the season with our 40th year in business.
Painting Party ~ Flight at Dawn
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College
To conclude the 2023-24 FLC Theatre season, you will be transported to Moscow, Russia. The year is 1812. The setting - Leo Tolstoy's novel, War and Peace. Don't worry, we are not doing a musical encompassing the entirety of Tolstoy's epic work, but rather a 70-page segment, which was adapted into the Broadway hit musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Composer/lyricist Dave Malloy's adaptation focuses on "Natasha's romance with Anatole and Pierre's search for the meaning of his own life" (NY Post).    Great Comet got its start with Ars Nova in 2012. The production was directed by Rachel Chavkin and featured show creator Dave Malloy as Pierre. It then transferred to NYC's Meatpacking District the following year. After favorable reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the immersive production was mounted in a tent erected in the Manhattan Theater District before eventually making its way up to Broadway in 2016. The Imperial Theatre production starred Josh Groban and Denée Benton and received twelve Tony Award nominations. The show has gone on to play in professional and university theatres internationally to great acclaim.   Great Comet will honor the original immersive spirit of the show with the company using the entire theatre as its stage. This will be the Four Corners premiere of this unique show, and one you will not want to miss.   Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 features a cast of twenty including Harrison Wendt as Pierre and Katelyn Bowie as Natasha. The production is directed by Michael E. McKelvey and choreographed by Suzy DiSanto. Great Comet will also feature a live ten-piece orchestra under the baton of Dr. Wesley Dunnagan. The remainder of the creative team includes set and lighting designer James Padilla, costume designer Megan Sander, and sound designer Logan Roybal.
Moon Walker
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Special Guest TBA  $18 / $20 / 21+   Harry Springer may compose, produce and perform all of Moon Walker's music in his bedroom, but the electrifying and uniquely eclectic sound undeniably feels more fitting for a stadium.   When Springer formed Moon Walker at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, he was merely looking for a way to pass time and make some extra money selling songs to music libraries. "I sold some, and it was going fine, but then I wrote some songs, and I was like, 'I really don't want to give these ones away." Those songs that Springer just couldn't part with ended up becoming his critically acclaimed debut record Truth to Power. Thanks to sudden viral success on TikTok and praise from the likes of The Darkness's Justin Hawkins, the 7-track album quickly established Moon Walker as one of rock's most promising acts. Less than a year later, Springer released with his sophomore effort The Attack of Mirrors with great fanfare and coverage, resulting in 25 million streams across platforms in 2022. In 2023, Moon Walker continued the hos streak; signing to a co-publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Limited-Edition Publishing. releasing his third album "Apocalypticism" on October 20th, and going out on his first tour playing shows across the country with sellouts in Chicago, Nashville, Denver, and Columbus.
Fresh Baked Friday: Squoze Playing Party Music
9:00pm / Roxys
So stoked for our first party of April! We are getting ready to send it this Friday with Squoze and DJ Ravenous. Come soak up the good vibes and party with us!   21+, no cover.
 Saturday, April 6th
Spring Fly Fishing Festival Morning Clinics
8:00am / Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Join us and our fly-fishing industry friends for 2 days of fun, education, clinics, deals and demos!   Each event to attend, virtual or in person will get your name in the hat for free stuff including a guided trip with Duranglers. The more events you attend the better your chance to win.
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
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Spring Craft Bazaar
9:00am / Durango/La Plata Senior Center
Homemade Tamales, Handmade Crafts, Woodwork, Stained Glass, Jewelry +more!
Hot Rods and Harleys
10:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
Join us for an all day event full of music, food, beautiful bikes and classic cars! Bring your build to the dealership on April 6th, and see what other Hot Rods or custom Harleys are in the area! See you there!
Spring Fly Fishing Festival - Casting, Demos, Instruction and Much More
12:00pm / Memorial Park
This is a new location this year between 32nd and 29th St. boat launches on the Animas River.   Lunch on Duranglers and “Casting, Demos, Instruction and Much More” Join us and our Fly Fishing Sales Reps at the park for product education, casting instructions, demos, clinics, lunch and much more. There will be rods to cast from Sage, Scott, Orvis and G. Loomis.
Studio Tour ~ Meet the Artists
1:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for a free preview of the newest experience in Durango!    Tour our studio & meet the artists of Picasso & Vino. Find out the details about an in-person creative experience in a fun, entertaining environment.   Painting Parties  Birthdays & Anniversaries  Staff Team Building  Private Parties  Kids Parties  Family Painting Parties  Date Night  Girls Night Out   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
2:00pm / MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College
To conclude the 2023-24 FLC Theatre season, you will be transported to Moscow, Russia. The year is 1812. The setting - Leo Tolstoy's novel, War and Peace. Don't worry, we are not doing a musical encompassing the entirety of Tolstoy's epic work, but rather a 70-page segment, which was adapted into the Broadway hit musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Composer/lyricist Dave Malloy's adaptation focuses on "Natasha's romance with Anatole and Pierre's search for the meaning of his own life" (NY Post).    Great Comet got its start with Ars Nova in 2012. The production was directed by Rachel Chavkin and featured show creator Dave Malloy as Pierre. It then transferred to NYC's Meatpacking District the following year. After favorable reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the immersive production was mounted in a tent erected in the Manhattan Theater District before eventually making its way up to Broadway in 2016. The Imperial Theatre production starred Josh Groban and Denée Benton and received twelve Tony Award nominations. The show has gone on to play in professional and university theatres internationally to great acclaim.   Great Comet will honor the original immersive spirit of the show with the company using the entire theatre as its stage. This will be the Four Corners premiere of this unique show, and one you will not want to miss.   Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 features a cast of twenty including Harrison Wendt as Pierre and Katelyn Bowie as Natasha. The production is directed by Michael E. McKelvey and choreographed by Suzy DiSanto. Great Comet will also feature a live ten-piece orchestra under the baton of Dr. Wesley Dunnagan. The remainder of the creative team includes set and lighting designer James Padilla, costume designer Megan Sander, and sound designer Logan Roybal.
Spring Fly Fishing Festival Afternoon Clinics
2:30pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Join us and our fly-fishing industry friends for 2 days of fun, education, clinics, deals and demos!   Each event to attend, virtual or in person will get your name in the hat for free stuff including a guided trip with Duranglers. The more events you attend the better your chance to win.
Spring Fly Fishing Festival - Fly Fishing Film Tour
4:00pm / Doubletree Hotel
Two Showings! 4:00 PM and 7:30 Showings   Hosted by: Five Rivers Trout Unlimited   Tickets are available here at Duranglers shop. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.
Have a Glass - Make Some Glass
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Mix creativity with pleasure and unwind from a busy week. Enjoy happy hour drinks, & learn how to make your own fused glass bowl. By the end of the evening, your decorated piece will be ready for firing and done 2-10 days later for pick up! Must be 21 or older!
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:00pm / Public House 701
No reason to go to Bar D to hear the smooth sounds of Joel. He is on Pubic House 701 stage.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
Union Social House Anniversary Celebration
6:00pm / Union Social House
Join us as we celebrate our 4 year Anniversary with drink specials and live music by Agave!
Painting Party ~ Cattails at Sundown
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College
To conclude the 2023-24 FLC Theatre season, you will be transported to Moscow, Russia. The year is 1812. The setting - Leo Tolstoy's novel, War and Peace. Don't worry, we are not doing a musical encompassing the entirety of Tolstoy's epic work, but rather a 70-page segment, which was adapted into the Broadway hit musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Composer/lyricist Dave Malloy's adaptation focuses on "Natasha's romance with Anatole and Pierre's search for the meaning of his own life" (NY Post).    Great Comet got its start with Ars Nova in 2012. The production was directed by Rachel Chavkin and featured show creator Dave Malloy as Pierre. It then transferred to NYC's Meatpacking District the following year. After favorable reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the immersive production was mounted in a tent erected in the Manhattan Theater District before eventually making its way up to Broadway in 2016. The Imperial Theatre production starred Josh Groban and Denée Benton and received twelve Tony Award nominations. The show has gone on to play in professional and university theatres internationally to great acclaim.   Great Comet will honor the original immersive spirit of the show with the company using the entire theatre as its stage. This will be the Four Corners premiere of this unique show, and one you will not want to miss.   Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 features a cast of twenty including Harrison Wendt as Pierre and Katelyn Bowie as Natasha. The production is directed by Michael E. McKelvey and choreographed by Suzy DiSanto. Great Comet will also feature a live ten-piece orchestra under the baton of Dr. Wesley Dunnagan. The remainder of the creative team includes set and lighting designer James Padilla, costume designer Megan Sander, and sound designer Logan Roybal.
Here Come The Drums
9:00pm / Roxys
Roxy's is hosting an insane lineup of Drum and Bass artists this Saturday, and we can't wait to share it with you!    Catch the rhythm with Recess, Ras Daws, Sativa, and DJ Ravenous.    No cover, 21+
 Sunday, April 7th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
5:00pm / MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College
To conclude the 2023-24 FLC Theatre season, you will be transported to Moscow, Russia. The year is 1812. The setting - Leo Tolstoy's novel, War and Peace. Don't worry, we are not doing a musical encompassing the entirety of Tolstoy's epic work, but rather a 70-page segment, which was adapted into the Broadway hit musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Composer/lyricist Dave Malloy's adaptation focuses on "Natasha's romance with Anatole and Pierre's search for the meaning of his own life" (NY Post).    Great Comet got its start with Ars Nova in 2012. The production was directed by Rachel Chavkin and featured show creator Dave Malloy as Pierre. It then transferred to NYC's Meatpacking District the following year. After favorable reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the immersive production was mounted in a tent erected in the Manhattan Theater District before eventually making its way up to Broadway in 2016. The Imperial Theatre production starred Josh Groban and Denée Benton and received twelve Tony Award nominations. The show has gone on to play in professional and university theatres internationally to great acclaim.   Great Comet will honor the original immersive spirit of the show with the company using the entire theatre as its stage. This will be the Four Corners premiere of this unique show, and one you will not want to miss.   Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 features a cast of twenty including Harrison Wendt as Pierre and Katelyn Bowie as Natasha. The production is directed by Michael E. McKelvey and choreographed by Suzy DiSanto. Great Comet will also feature a live ten-piece orchestra under the baton of Dr. Wesley Dunnagan. The remainder of the creative team includes set and lighting designer James Padilla, costume designer Megan Sander, and sound designer Logan Roybal.    Dates: April 3-7, 2024 (April 3-6 @ 7:30pm; April 6 @ 2pm; April 7 @ 5pm) Location: MainStage Theatre, Fort Lewis College Tickets: $10-25, durangoconcerts.com
Sonic Sundays
6:30pm / Roxy's
Wind down your weekend with a chilled-out set by DJ Ravenous, featuring Lo-Fi beats, Downtempo, Acid Jazz, Soft Bass, and Vaporwave.
Salsa Night
8:30pm / Roxy's
Salsa night is back at Roxy's! Come through for the hottest salsa tracks by DJ Ravenous on Sundays from 8:30pm - 10:30 pm. Drink specials and our delicious menu will be available for this event. No cover.
 Monday, April 8th
Art Exhibit Emergence All Week
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
The Art Squirrels, a local art collective, will be displaying their show "Emergence" from March 25 through mid-May. The show features colorful and diverse works in paint, chalk, fabric, glass, upcycled materials, and mixed media by Bethany Bachmann, Cindy Coleman, Janet Kenna, Amanda Preston Araujo, Jenny Treanor, and Amy Vaclav.
Register! Magic Workshop for Kids
1:00pm / The Powerhouse
Sunday, April 14th. Step back in time and unlock the secrets of the past with our one-hour workshop on historic magic tricks for kids.   Workshop admission included in your Powerhouse admission for the day. Space is limited, so show up early to ensure your spot!   Kids age 5-10
Registration Open! Parks & Recreation Adult Kickball
5:00pm / Durango Softball Complex at Fort Lewis College
Gather your friends for a great game of kickball! With growing popularity, we have increased the total number of teams in the league. Register your team at DurangoRecreation.com before it fills up! No team, no worries, register as a free agent.   Season runs 5/13 through 8/5.Early Bird Discount Ends 4/24. Registration Deadline is 5/1
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, April 9th
Economic Development Alliance Meeting
8:00am / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Be Part of the Conversation! At the heart of La Plata County's economic pulse, these gatherings are the most significant meetings in the county, fostering a dynamic space where business leaders, government officials, and visionaries unite to shape the future of our thriving community. This month's meeting will feature:  Tony Vicari, Aviation Director at Durango-La Plata County Airport The La Plata Electric Association Updates on Project RUN Jessica Morrison, Southwest Education Collaborative Government Updates Sen. Hickenloper's Office Fort Lewis College Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for our Membership Meetings, where innovation meets collaboration. Doors open at 7:30 for food, coffee, and networking. Guests and visitors are welcome! The La Plata Economic Development Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to enabling La Plata County to be one of the most vital, vibrant communities in the country to live, work, learn, and play.
Great Decisions Durango discussion group
11:30am / Durango Public Library
The Great Decisions Durango discussion group will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. to discuss "NATO's Future." Moderator Guinn Unger will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues. The public is invited to attend this free discussion and participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch.
Cowboy Tuesdays
12:00pm / Strater Hotel/Diamond Belle Saloon
Join us for some good Western entertainment. Music, stories, cowboy poetry, and who knows what else. From noon to three at the Diamond Belle Saloon.    We also invite anyone with a Western poem, story, or song to join us on stage. Just check in with us when you arrive and we will put you up there. It is a good event to practice and have fun whether you are a professional, a novice, or anywhere in between.
How to Stay out of a Nursing Home
1:00pm / Durango Senior Center - Window Room
Next in the continuing free series at Durango Senior Center, we will talk about ways to avoid someone taking your decision-making abilities away through guardianship. Please join us!
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Live Music with Good Times Band
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, April 10th
CO Pint Day
11:00am / Ska Brewing World HQ
Colorado Pint Day is a time-honored tradition that has reached cult-level status with beer lovers flocking to participating breweries every year to purchase Colorado Pint Day limited edition glassware.   $1 of each pint glass sold will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild and its mission to promote, protect and propel independent craft breweries in the State of Craft Beer.   Every year Colorado Pint Day is held on a Wednesday in the spring. While the event is a fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers Guild, we also hope to encourage beer lovers to visit breweries on a day of the week that is traditionally slower, hence a Wednesday.   This year's theme for Colorado Pint Day is Spring Skiing and Pond Skimming! We want to celebrate everything that comes with spring skiing including mountains, snow, sun, and skiing in the last few weeks of spring!   Congratulations to Rhyan Montgomery from Ramblebine Brewing in Grand Junction for designing the winning artwork for 2024 Colorado Pint Day! This is our 3rd annual Colorado Pint Day art competition! Any CBG member employee was able submit their artwork.
Green Business Roundtable
12:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Join us for Durango's infamous networking lunch, providing the movers and shakers of our community with a space to innovate, inspire, and eat a delicious lunch while they're at it.
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Local First Member BASH
4:30pm / First Southwest Bank
Local First's Monthly Member BASH  Hosted by First Southwest Bank   Join Local First and Local First members from across the community for our monthly Member BASH—short for business alliance social hour! All IBA members and Associates welcome.   This month get ready to learn about local banking! We'll hear from the crew at First Southwest Bank as they share about their small business banking and loan options. Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will also be spreading the word about the many resources they have available to local, small businesses!   Free to all members! Be sure to RSVP here: https://forms.gle/fjGq7apn97zoUqeM6
Wildfire & Homeowners Insurance Coverage
5:30pm / Durango Recreation Center
Free workshop to help understand homeowners insurance terms. How to prepare for an insurance claim and what to expect after making a claim.
Writers & Scribblers
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
W&S is a group for writers of all kinds to learn, practice, and share the art and craft of writing.
Durango Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Seed Studio (Smiley Building)
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday | 6:00 - 8:00 PM   This figure drawing session is a chance to practice and refine your artistic skills with a group of like minded friends.   Bring your preferred artistic medium. A nude model will complete a series of poses of varying lengths using a professional lighting setup. There is a $20 artist's fee ($15 for students). No experience needed!   For questions, contact us! No need to RSVP!
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting and presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum and Zoom
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies and on Zoom on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm. At 6:30 we will have social time, then after a brief business meeting, Dr. Piyawit Moonkham, FLC visiting Archaeology Professor will discuss "Anthropology of Space and Place in the Temples in Northern Thailand.". For log-in information go to SJBAS.ORG.    This research offers a spatial point of view of the religious living space within Buddhist temples in Northern Thailand. The concept of religious space often connects to notions of sacredness and a rigid, statically oriented place that people would only utilize for specific spiritual or large-scale social activities (e.g., harvesting, natural disasters, and such), reflecting ideas that any supernatural being associated with the space should not be disturbed often and is unequal to people. However, in Northern Thailand, the temples are much more than merely such rigidly sacred places. People go to the temple for personal matters, ask for blessings, exchange goods, consult about personal matters, gather for social events, and the like. These phenomena reflect a balanced, engaged, and horizontal relationship between the community and their sacred place, highlighting a hybridized version of a cosmological worldview and communal living religious space.   Piyawit is an anthropological archaeologist with broad research interests in community-based archaeology, spatial analysis, ecology, and cultural heritages. His research is focused on spatial layout of sites (particularly Southeast Asia) and interaction of local social worldview with spaces (he employed GIS analysis in this work. His research utilizes spatial analyses to understand and assess communal, social, and religious spaces, sociopolitical interactions, pre-and post-colonial ideologies, plants use and heritage management of pre-modern and historical sites. His regional focus is on Mainland Southeast Asia, mainly Northern Thailand, where he is from, and Laos. His research on indigenous spatial patterns and social and religious worldviews has significant implications for understanding the sociopolitical landscape of pre-state and historical societies in Mainland Southeast Asia. My recent publications in TRaNS: Trans Regional-and National Studies of Southeast Asia, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, and in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology elucidates how local social worldviews interact with the spatial layout of Buddhist temples in Chiang Sean, Northern Thailand, particularly how it may reflect changing concepts of social and religious spaces and shed light on the importance of heterarchy and their social worldview.
Painting Party ~ Cherry Blossoms
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Karaoke Roulette
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, April 11th
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Cinematic Creations Series
12:00pm / Center for Innovation (2nd floor of the Main Mall)
Are you new to the exciting world of social media or video creation? Join us for our "Basic Social Media and Content Creation Support" session!   In this series, we're here to assist you in navigating the introductory aspects of social media and video production. Whether you're just starting your online journey or looking to enhance your skills, our supportive community is here to guide you every step of the way.
Crafternoons (for Adults!)
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Crafting isn't just for kids!   Crafting isn't just fun, it's fundamental for mental health, relaxation, and happiness! Come and explore our awesome craft supplies each month. Follow a suggested project or free play and create your own masterpiece! This space is reserved for adults (17+)   April: Upcycled book wreaths!
Exhibition Opening - Coloradans and our Shared Environment in Times of Challenge and Change
4:30pm / Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College
Join the Center of Southwest Studies for the opening of Coloradans and our Shared Environment in Times of Challenge and Change, an exhibition that highlights the deep connections Coloradans have with the state's natural landscape and, through it, with each other. The artwork included in the exhibition was produced by teams of artists and scientists grappling with the various ways Coloradans are experiencing the interrelated challenges of fire, drought, water, and air quality in their communities. The exhibition was organized by CU Boulder's Office for Outreach and Engagement in partnership with the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and the Boulder County Arts Alliance. For more information, see: Center of Southwest Studies Events
Live Music: Rob Webster
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for live music in our Tasting Room by Rob Webster.
Professional Womens Network - Happy Hour
5:00pm / Durango Winery
This free event is a great way to find out more about the Professional Women's Network of Durango and meet new people! No pressure, just a relaxed environment where you can make connections and support other women in the community.    Free Admission
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Live Music with Yes No Maybe
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Salsa Night
6:30pm / Roxy's
Salsa night is back at Roxy's! Come through for the hottest salsa tracks by DJ Ravenous this Sunday at 8:30pm. Drink specials and our full menu will be available for this event. No cover, no charges, all ages welcome.
Painting Party ~ Water Lily Pond
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
 Friday, April 12th
BIDs Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank Community Room
BID holds a monthly meeting for business owners on the 2nd Friday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 am at TBK Bank. The agendas for these meetings will be posted below a few days before the meeting date.   Check website for the agenda and meeting dates https://www.downtowndurango.org/meetings   Meeting dates subject to change, contact Tim Walsworth at timw@downtowndurango.org with any questions.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Toddler Art Class
9:30am / The Powerhouse
Fridays in April | 3 Classes | 9:30 - 10:30 April 12th, 19th, + 26th Introduce your 2-5 year old to a world of creative possibilities! All art supplies are included, along with admission to the exhibit gallery for the day. $25/adult + child.   Drop in's welcome!   $25/child, members receive 20% off. Not a member? Join today!   Thank you to our art class sponsor - Durango Cabinet Company
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Incense Burners
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Incense Burners . We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a unique piece of pottery. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!    $35.00 Per Participant  *One complimentary drink included with class
Parents Night Out
5:00pm / Durango Dance
Children enjoy a fun evening of dance plus dinner and show while parents get a night out!   $30/child   Sign up at durangodance.com and click "register"
Forest Health Symposium
5:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Brought to us by The Wildland Fire Mitigation grant at PCC Southwest and CSU Colorado State University. Speakers, discussions, experts in all fields of Forest Health.,
Earth Day Film Screening of "Fashion Reimagined"
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join Sustainable Goods for a special Earth Day 2024 showing of the film "Fashion Reimagined." We're delighted to host a pre-screening Mocktail Happy Hour, plus a post conversation about the film and what it inspires. About the film: Amy Powney is the owner and founder of cult label Mother of Pearl and is a rising star in the London fashion scene. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decides to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment, and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger, societal change. 6:00PM: Mocktail Happy Hour 7:00PM: 100 Minute Screening of the film, Fashion Reimagined 8:40PM: Conversation   $5.00
Dark Sky Celebration
6:00pm / The Powerhouse
Join us for a free family-friendly event brought to you by Visit Durango in collaboration with The Powerhouse. This event celebrates Durango's commitment to becoming a Dark Sky community and marks our progress towards this certification. With presentations by The Powerhouse, Visit Durango, and Dark Sky Colorado, you'll gain valuable insights into the importance of reducing light pollution and its impact on our environment.   Prepare to be dazzled as The Powerhouse kicks off the opening of their newest traveling exhibit in the gallery, "Sun, Earth, Universe". Explore the wonders of our celestial surroundings through the interactive exhibit, informative presentations, and exciting activities for kids and adults alike.    This event is free and open to science enthusiasts, families, and anyone eager to learn about the cosmos and dark sky preservation! Light refreshments will be provided, and the bar open for drink purchases.
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
Painting Party ~ Dunes at Night
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Mark Farina (GLA Recordings / Mushroom Jazz) with Posh Josh & Spark Madden
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
HSD Sound Systems supplied by Unily Moutain Soundz  Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  $38 / $40 / 21+   Mark Farina is a name that rings out across the entire global dance music industry. His non-stop touring, constant content creation, partnerships with legendary venues and record labels as well as his total commitment to showcasing the best new and old school producers in his sets have made him a living legend to lovers of house and Mushroom Jazz everywhere.   With a passion for playing extended all night long shows as well his recent foray into streaming exemplified by his highly successful new YouTube series with Defected Records, Farina continues to tirelessly entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.   The last few years have been an incredible new era of creativity, outreach, and recognition for one of the most original and consistent voices in the business. Mark continues to connect with new fans without losing those who have been loyal supporters from day one. Fans, promoters, and industry insiders all know that no matter what changes come along Mark Farina always delivers.   https://djmarkfarina.net  https://www.instagram.com/djmarkfarina  https://www.facebook.com/DJMarkFarina  https://soundcloud.com/djmarkfarina  https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkFarina
 Saturday, April 13th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
King of Baggers Viewing Party
9:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
Viewing Party for the Red Bull Grand Prix!
BART Caring for our Community through Creativity
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
During this program we will be exploring our community in Durango and how we can give back as creatives. On December 16th they will be focusing on the art of cooking as we learn about food handling safety, how to cook meals and distribute them to the community as a fun creative pop up. On January 20th they will be learning a plethora of art skills from a variety of different guest instructors. In February we will take some of those skills in January to paint a Mural to help beautify our community. For our last two sessions in March and April we will focus on finding the value in another man's trash as we travel down the river trail finding materials to turn into found object sculptures. During these trips we will explore the local art and learn how it helps make a difference in our society.   During each session the students will also have the option of taking a creative break to learn circus skills so they can exercise both their body and minds.   This is a great program to help young artists find their confidence, learn valuable life skills all the while having fun and making new friends for years to come.   For questions, please email Mr. B, at ben@durangoarts.org. Scholarships are available. BART offers young people, ages 11 to 17, regardless of expression or identity, the opportunity to experience art, leadership and art-based opportunities.
Spring Table Scape Collaboration
11:00am / Adela Floral
Come create a beautiful tablescape in our new studio space! Work as a team to design a gorgeous table fit for a queen! Take home a beautiful section and recreate the look at home! Light snacks and beverages provided!
Smart Cycling 2
12:00pm / Transit Center
Taught by Courtney Child, City of Durango Multimodal Specialist and League Cycling Instructor. This is the on-bike lesson of the City of Durango's bike commuting classes. Since this is an outdoor class, it is weather dependent, with possibility of it being postponed. Bring a bike, helmet, water, sunscreen anything else you need for riding your bike for two hours.   We will cover the following drills: starting/stopping, scanning, shifting, quick stop, rock dodge, avoidance weave, and quick turn. This class is designed for beginner cyclists and anyone who feels they need practice with bike handling. It is recommended for all attendees to complete the "Hazard Avoidance Maneuvers" Smart cycling course from the League of American Cyclists Learning Center. The age requirement is 16+.
Llama Cookie Decorating Workshop
1:00pm / Mountain Dough Baking Company
Do you want to learn the basics of decorating sugar cookies?    If so, then this class is perfect for you!! You will practice basic piping and filling techniques and will walk away with these 5 beautifully decorated llama themed cookies to take home.    You don't need any experience working with sugar cookies in the past!   *All supplies will be provided.   *Class tickets required. Purchase on our website.  *You must be 14 years or older to attend this class and be accompanied by an adult who also has a ticket.
'The History of El Moro Saloon'
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Join local historian Charles DiFerdinando to learn about the history of one of our favorite watering holes, the El Moro Saloon. This talk is part of our Second Saturday Seminar Series and takes place on Zoom or you can watch the presentation on the big screen in the Animas Museum classroom.    As an added bonus, thanks to the folks at El Moro, we will have a drawing for two $30 gift cards, good at El Moro, Steamworks, or any Homeslice location. You must be present either in the classroom or online to win.    There is no charge for the event which will be recorded. Register for Zoom at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Figure Drawing Dynamic Dogs
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Get comfortable with simple drawing techniques and enjoy the process of Figure Drawing with Man's Best Friend!   The La Plata Humane Society has agreed to provide our lovely dog "models" for the class. All supplies are included, and an experienced teacher will be there to give you guidance along the way. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy a happy hour drink, spend time with other artists, and most importantly enjoy the opportunity to sit, relax and draw a very patient dog.   Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—The biggest reason to practice with live animals is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the animal form is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   A $10 Tip or Chew Toy is Required for our models and will go directly to the LaPlata County Humane Society. Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for adults with previous drawing experience.
Kids Creativity Festivity Follies featuring Majik Ham
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Kids across Durango have come to the DAC to unleash their inner peace on stage! Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now and embark on a soul-stirring adventure at the Kids' Creativity Festivity Follies. Peace, love, and epic performances await!   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Big Lebowski Party
4:00pm / The Nugget Mountain Bar
Win a Ska keg. Prizes for 1st-5th place. DJ music on the deck! Costume contest starts at 4:00. White Russian specials! Pop-Up Market!
Euchre Tournament
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for good ole' fashion Euchre Tournament. 6 nights Round Robin. Feb 10th/24th March 9th/23rd April 6th/27th. Come single or with a partner. No experience needed. 3 food trucks available.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
Live Music: Mike Ippolito
6:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Join us as we welcomes the soulful sounds of Mike Ippolito, a gifted guitarist and singer/songwriter based in Fort Collins, CO.   Influenced by blues, rock, jazz, funk, jam, soul, and folk, Mike has crafted a rhythmic, percussive-picking style uniquely his own.   FREE entry, open to all ages! ?
Ladies only night!
6:00pm / The Subterrain
Lovely ladies, grab your best gals and some clothes you don't want and join us for another ladies only night! We'll have a clothing swap,hair tinsel, body workers, jewelry vendors, and WINE!
Kids Creativity Festivity Follies featuring Majik Ham
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Kids across Durango have come to the DAC to unleash their inner peace on stage! Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now and embark on a soul-stirring adventure at the Kids' Creativity Festivity Follies. Peace, love, and epic performances await!   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Red, Arson Nick, and Young Daniel
9:00pm / Roxys
This Saturday, local legends Red, Arson Nick, and Young Daniel are dropping heat on the dancefloor! Don't miss it!   House and techno all night.    No cover, 21+
 Sunday, April 14th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Pond Skim
12:30pm / Purgatory Resort
Pond Skim 2024 is going to be epic! You won't want to miss this ultimate end-of-season celebration!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Magic Workshop for Kids
1:00pm / The Powerhouse
Step back in time and unlock the secrets of the past with our one-hour workshop on historic magic tricks for kids.   Workshop admission included in your Powerhouse admission for the day. Space is limited, so show up early to ensure your spot!   Kids age 5-10
In Time Quest - Escape Tesla's 1893 Power Plant!
3:00pm / The Powerhouse
Step into a world of invention and intrigue as you step back in time to escape Tesla's 1893 Power Plant! For one hour, The Powerhouse undergoes a breathtaking transformation, transporting participants back to the dawn of electricity with Nikola Tesla himself. As you navigate through the recreated 1893 power plant, you'll encounter challenges and puzzles devised by Tesla and friends. Will you unravel the mysteries of the past and escape before your time runs out? Join us for an unforgettable adventure that blends history, science, and thrills in an immersive escape room experience like no other.
2nd Annual Poetry Fest
4:00pm / Marias Bookshop
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate we're welcoming 8 local poets to share their words. We're honored to have Durango's first Poets Laureate, two of our booksellers, and students from Fort Lewis among those presenting their work.
Plant-based Instant Pot Cooking Class
4:30pm / Luv Tempeh
Learn how to cook healthy, delicious plant-based meals in an Instant Pot. Limit to 10 people. Bring plate, bowl, fork & spoon to taste. Will provide recipes. $5
Sonic Sundays
6:30pm / Roxy's
Wind down your weekend with a chilled-out set by DJ Ravenous, featuring Lo-Fi beats, Downtempo, Acid Jazz, Soft Bass, and Vaporwave.
 Monday, April 15th
Art Exhibit Emergence All Week
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
The Art Squirrels, a local art collective, will be displaying their show "Emergence" from March 25 through mid-May. The show features colorful and diverse works in paint, chalk, fabric, glass, upcycled materials, and mixed media by Bethany Bachmann, Cindy Coleman, Janet Kenna, Amanda Preston Araujo, Jenny Treanor, and Amy Vaclav.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Sign up for a book club today! Mary Oliver Book Club
9:30am / Durango Public Library
April is poetry month and we're celebrating with a Mary Oliver Book Club! Sign up online - there are two sessions to choose from.
Registration Open! Parks & Recreation Adult Softball League
4:30pm / Durango Softball Complex at Fort Lewis College
Start rounding up your softball equipment, gather up your teams and dust off the winter blues. The first pitch will be thrown, and bats will be swinging by mid-May at Durango Softball Complex at Fort Lewis College. The round-robin league will be followed by an elimination tournament.    Season runs 5/14 through 8/8. Early Bird Discount ends 4/24. Registration Deadline is 5/1
Purging Plastics - with progress, not perfection
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
Let's deep dive into a discussion on plastic reduction and alternatives to single-use plastics with Crit Salaz, team captain of WeFill, your local solution to single-use pollution. "We don't need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly, we need billions doing it imperfectly." Every action you take makes a difference, so let's learn from each other!   Spanish language interpretation is available! Discussion led by Crit Salaz of WeFill.   Vamos a tener un debate profundo sobre la reducción de plásticos y las alternativas a los plásticos de un solo uso con Crit Salaz, capitán de equipo de WeFill, la solución local a la contaminación por plásticos. "No necesitamos que un par de personas realicen el residuo cero (zero waste) perfectamente, sino que miles de millones lo realicen imperfectamente." Cada acción hace una diferencia, así que ¡aprendamos juntos!   Interpretación al español proporcionada. Discusión dirigida por Crit Salaz de WeFill.
DDR (dual diagnosis recovery) Therapy Group
6:00pm / Durango Church of Christ
Mondays | 6:00 - 7:00 | April 1 - June 24. For people looking for help with substance abuse, mental health or both. A safe space to discuss problems and share different coping techniques. We will focus on mindfulness, sobriety, accountability and fellowship.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, April 16th
Monthly Mindfulness Group
9:00am / Myah Mindfulness
Cost: $20 per session  To reserve your space: call or email!   In each session, we will explore, with curiosity, the nature of our own minds. We will investigate our experience through mindfulness practice in a wakeful, attentive, open, free and loving way. The purpose is to learn to become aware of mental, emotional and physical phenomena in our experience, and cultivate joy in daily living that brings profound ease, freedom and intimate connection with life.
Bayfield Death Cafe
1:00pm / Pine River Library Community Room
Pine River Library is one of many groups in 79 countries across the world that host Death Cafés. A Death Cafe is a time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death openly and honestly. The aim is to increase awareness about death in order to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. There is never an intention of leading participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. A Death Café is not a bereavement support or grief counseling setting, nor is it a place to give people information about death and dying. It is not for people who, for whatever reason, are unwilling to discuss the subject of death comfortably and openly. Interesting conversations are guaranteed! These events are facilitated by Lola Montano, a registered nurse who is pursuing her hospice certification and is interested in becoming a death doula.    Join us every third Tuesday of the month from 1-2:30 pm.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Body Compass Calibration with Brooke Smith
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
From a young age, we've been trained to ignore the messages our body sends us and instead to think our way through our choices and actions.   While our minds are responsible for a mere 40 bits of information per second, our bodies signal to us 11 MILLION bits per second! How can we learn to hear those messages?    The Body Compass workshop will help you build the connection between both your mind and body, possibly for the first time ever, so that you can learn to make moment-by-moment choices based on your integrity and truth. You will learn to master your to do list in this workshop. In time, you'll be able to use your Body Compass to navigate much larger choices you're faced with!    Join Master Certified Life-coach and author, Brooke Smith, for this Public Service Announcement.
Live Music with Lisa Blue Trio
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
Eggy
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Standing Room Only / Limited First Come First Serve Seating in the balcony.   Song by timeless song Eggy reaches out a hand, inviting you along as a great story unfolds. Eggy's music traces the full spectrum of emotions, evoked by a life well-lived alongside friends well-loved.   Eggy formed from a high school dream into a full-fledged reality. Aligning together in 2016, the lineup of Alex Bailey (drums, vocals), Jake Brownstein (guitar, vocals), Mike Goodman (bass, vocals) and Dani Battat (keys, vocals) has captured the ears of listeners across the USA and beyond.
 Wednesday, April 17th
Mary Oliver Book Club
10:00am / Durango Public Library
April is poetry month and we're celebrating with a Mary Oliver Book Club! Sign up online - there are two sessions to choose from.
Them Apples: Marketing & Chill
12:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Them Apples is a free, casual way to get your marketing questions answered by experts and meet other entrepreneurs facing similar challenges. Grab some lunch and learn tips to better your business!   This month's topic - Marketing Strategy Checklist   Join us as we discuss key elements of a marketing strategy! From defining your target audience to crafting compelling messaging and selecting the right channels, we'll provide you with a practical checklist to ensure your marketing efforts are strategic, effective, and aligned with your business goals.   This will help you optimize your resources, maximize your reach, and effectively engage your target audience, ultimately driving growth and success.
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Building Soil: The Foundation of a Flourishing and Sustainable Garden
5:00pm / SOIL Community Garden
Participants will be provided with a container, materials, and instruction necessary to build great soil in this hands-on workshop. Seeds will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own to use, share, or trade!
Young Professionals Happy Hour
5:00pm / Public House 701
Meet and mingle with other young professionals in the Durango community at our April Happy Hour! This is also a great time to learn about YPODs programs such as our new mentorship program.    See ya there!
Paint and Sip
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for a fabulous evening with friends, painting and wine!   The Teacher:: Kayleigh Weir is an artist and art educator in Durango, CO. She teaches art full time at Durango High School. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in art education. In her spare time, she loves to create art ranging from paintings to pottery.   All supplies provided.
Home Defensible Space
5:30pm / Durango Recreation Center
Learn how to create Wildfire-Defensible Space Zones around your home and resources available. Bring your questions for our expert to answer!
Musically Speaking with the San Juan Symphony
6:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Free Event! Maestro Heuser will present an hour-long presentation and deep dive into our weekend concert, ENIGMATIC. Learn the stories behind the music and ignite your concert experience. Wednesday's talk will focus on Johannes Brahms, Brazilian composer Clarice Assad, and Edward Elgar. A cash bar and complimentary appetizers will be available for your enjoyment.
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Get creative with local poets. Join us at The Hive for a community poetry workshop!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, April 18th
Sideshow Redesigns Pop-Up Shop
10:00am / Century Building, upstairs in Studio 219
Heather is popping back open with her 1-of-a-kind Sideshow Redesigns cult classic, way-out western men's snap shirts! Just in time for festival season.   Classic to psychedelic imagery rendered in embroidery, appliqué and textile collage on snap shirts and women's vintage clothing. Accompanied by a carefully-curated collection of true vintage clothing. Open 4/18-19-20 from 10am till 6pm
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Cinematic Creations Series
12:00pm / Center for Innovation (2nd floor of the Main Mall)
Are you new to the exciting world of social media or video creation? Join us for our "Basic Social Media and Content Creation Support" session!   In this series, we're here to assist you in navigating the introductory aspects of social media and video production. Whether you're just starting your online journey or looking to enhance your skills, our supportive community is here to guide you every step of the way.
Unveiling Histories: Boarding Schools and the Southern Ute Tribe
1:00pm / Durango Public Library
Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of these educational institutions on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and explore the narratives that shape our collective understanding.   Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and engage in a meaningful presentation and conversation.   Presented by the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum
Trail Crew Brew Release Party
4:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Walk, ride, drive + support your area trails! We're thrilled to announce our annual spring Membership Party for Durango Trails!   Support the trails that support you while enjoying live music from Rob Webster and the official Durango Trails beer for Earth Day 2024, the Trail Crew Brew! Join/Renew your Durango Trails membership!
Live Music: Rob Webster
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in our tasting room with live music from Rob Webster!
Business After Hours
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us for our monthly Business After Hours! This Business After Hours is co-hosted by Sorrel Sky Gallery!   Business After Hours is a networking event co-hosted by the Durango Chamber attracting professionals from all around the Durango area. Join us for an evening of connections, celebrations, and fun! Door prizes are generously provided by Star Liquors!
Mary Oliver Book Club
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
April is poetry month and we're celebrating with a Mary Oliver Book Club! Sign up online - there are two sessions to choose from.
Pots & Pipes "Special Class"
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's happening again! Mr. B is back to help you celeberate the Holiday by helping you make your very own custom smoking apparatus. Come get your hands dirty as you create unique and functional pipes using slab-building techniques! Enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a clay smoking device to use for years to come. You will then glaze your piece using a variety of colors. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use (about 3 weeks). Perfect for a stoner couple date idea, a great way to hang out or simply make new friends while you build the piece of your dreams. With two days of classes you'll have plenty of chances to join the fun!    No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!   *$45 per attendee   *Please no smoking of any kind within the building; enjoy responsibly before or after class. Thank you!
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
The talented Millie Burns will hosting tonight's, Open Mic Poetry Nite. Come out and stretch your poetry arms and embrace the audience with your imagination!    Everyone is welcome!
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Live Music with Horizon
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
Salsa Night
6:30pm / Roxy's
Salsa night is back at Roxy's! Come through for the hottest salsa tracks by DJ Ravenous this Sunday at 8:30pm. Drink specials and our full menu will be available for this event. No cover, no charges, all ages welcome.
Durango Film Monthly Movie 'The Big Lebowski'
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Twenty-five years ago Joel and Ethan Coen released a quirky comedy about a slacker living in Los Angeles with a love for bowling and a taste for White Russians that was destined to become a cult classic film. With a genius script and an ensemble cast of unforgettably eccentric characters, from bowling nemesis Jesus Quintana played by John Turturro, and a pair of inept hitmen performed by Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare, to The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges and even a roving gang of nihilists. This amazing cast which also includes iconic performances by John Goodman, Juliane Moore, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Big Lebowski" has become a defining work by the Coen brothers. Sponsored by Alpine Bank and The Durango Herald.
Painting Party ~ April in Paris
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
KBong and Johnny Cosmic - Mountain High Spring Tour with Boostive
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$22 / $25 / 21+    Kevin Bong, aka 'KBONG' is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his "key" role in reggae band Stick Figure. Touring with the group since 2012, KBong has solidified his place as one of the top keyboard players in today's current Reggae scene. Kbong's first studio album 'Hopes and Dreams' released in 2014 which features him as the prominent song writer. The summer anthem "Livin Easy" features Scott Woodruff and the rest of Stick Figure. Other collaborations on the album include singer/songwriter Hirie, producer Johnny Cosmic and producer Alific. You'll hear a mix up of tasty musical ingredients that include ska, reggae, beachy surf vibes and catchy acoustic guitar riffs. Once you hear his style you will be hooked because it's fresh and pleasing to the ears. Look out for his second solo album "Easy To Love You" releasing in 2018.    https://kbongmusic.com  https://www.facebook.com/kbongmusic  https://www.youtube.com/kbong22  https://www.instagram.com/kbongmusic  https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kbong/703526510  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2dzSec5CF9xQeW53ZJ5RHq
 Friday, April 19th
Sideshow Redesigns Pop-Up Shop
10:00am / Century Building, upstairs in Studio 219
Heather is popping back open with her 1-of-a-kind Sideshow Redesigns cult classic, way-out western, men's snap shirts! Just in time for festival season.   Classic to psychedelic imagery rendered in embroidery, appliqué and textile collage on snap shirts and women's vintage clothing. Accompanied by a carefully-curated collection of true vintage clothing.
'Friends with Zenefits' Outdoor Yoga
12:00pm / Claire Viles Park
1st & 3rd Friday | April 19 - Sept 20th Visit website for schedule. Free Yoga is back, Sol Tribe!   Movement class incorporating yoga, qi gong, breathwork, fun and US! All levels welcome. BYOMat or message me, and I'll set you up. We begin Fri April 19th, weather permitting, and roll it out every 1st & 3rd Friday through Gall. I can't wait to see us grow together. All classes will be held at Claire Viles Park, 18th & W2nd Ave Any questions, message Coach Marie Soleil:)   Looking forward to seeing you outside on the mat!  *Sponsored by Mind Body Soleil & CryoMedSpa Durango
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Pots ang Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Bird Feeder
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Bird Feeder . We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a unique piece of pottery. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin! $35.00 Per Participant   *One complimentary drink included with class
2024 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. This year's extraordinary lineup includes Missy Raines & Allegheny, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, Damn Tall Buildings, East Nash Grass, Never Come Down, SLO County Stumblers, The Fretliners, Tanasi feat. Anya Hinkle, Billy Cardine, and Mary Lucey, SLAY, The Tumbleweeds, and Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble, plus local bands!    The Meltdown boasts several weekend events open to the public, including a band contest, free Friday concert, barn dance, and late-night events!   Tickets are available on our website or in person at Animas Trading Company, 742 Main Ave, Durango, CO.   More information on ticketing, venues, and the 2024 lineup can be found on our website: www.DurangoMeltdown.com   We can't wait to see you there!
Have a Glass - Make Some Glass
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Indulge in a delightful fusion of creativity and relaxation, while enjoying happy hour drinks, & learning how to make your own fused glass night light! By the end of the evening, your decorated piece will be ready for firing and done 2-10 days later for pick up! Must be 21 or older.
Painting Party ~ Twitter
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Fresh Baked Fridays
9:00pm / Roxys
Squoze and Ravenous are bringing the heat to the dance floor this Friday at Roxy's! Join us for the very freshest in house, techno, and electro.    No cover, 21+, food served until late.
 Saturday, April 20th
Galactic Grinder Gravel Race
8:30am / Cedar Hill (private property)
This route is almost all dirt, with a touch of pavement, and includes 4 miles of the Alien Run single track. You'll encounter steep punchy climbs up to 12%, and breathtaking views, all on some of the most remote gas field roads we have to offer.    Mileage offered includes distances of 9 miles, 35 miles and 50 miles. These roads may be rougher than other gravel event roads and there is 3.8 miles of singletrack on the alien trail. Make sure your gravel bike is up for the burly roads NM has to offer! If you don't have a gravel bike a mountain bike is perfectly acceptable.
Earth Day EV Ride & Drive
9:00am / Fairgrounds & Community Rec Center
Ponte Las Pilas! / Plug It In!   Monarca Group is collaborating with 4CORE to organize a bilingual cultural event to promote sustainable transportation and facilitate EV adoption and access within disproportionately impacted communities (DIC) in Durango, focusing on the Latino community.   The FREE Earth Day EV Ride & Drive at La Plata Fairgrounds and the Durango Community Recreation Center, is intentionally inclusive and equitable. It aims to provide personalized assistance and promote awareness of EV affordability, featuring insights from experienced EV drivers. Additionally, attendees can enjoy various family-friendly activities, resources, food trucks, and live music.
2024 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. This year's extraordinary lineup includes Missy Raines & Allegheny, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, Damn Tall Buildings, East Nash Grass, Never Come Down, SLO County Stumblers, The Fretliners, Tanasi feat. Anya Hinkle, Billy Cardine, and Mary Lucey, SLAY, The Tumbleweeds, and Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble, plus local bands!    The Meltdown boasts several weekend events open to the public, including a band contest, free Friday concert, barn dance, and late-night events!   Tickets are available on our website or in person at Animas Trading Company, 742 Main Ave, Durango, CO.   More information on ticketing, venues, and the 2024 lineup can be found on our website: www.DurangoMeltdown.com   We can't wait to see you there!
Spring into Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
This event is a great way to find those Mother's Day gifts. Handmade gifts, one-of-a-kind art, leather engraved art, jewelry... and more!
Sideshow Redesigns Pop-Up Shop
10:00am / Century Building, upstairs in Studio 219
Heather is popping back open with her 1-of-a-kind Sideshow Redesigns cult classic, way-out western, men's snap shirts! Just in time for festival season.   Classic to psychedelic imagery rendered in embroidery, appliqué and textile collage on snap shirts and women's vintage clothing. Accompanied by a carefully-curated collection of true vintage clothing.
Earth Day - The Procession of the Species
10:30am / Main Avenue to Buckley Park
A parade down Main Ave to Buckley Park! This year's theme, "Planet vs Plastics," is a call to action to fight plastic pollution. So get creative and design a costume that embodies the beauty of nature or the dangers of plastic. Whether you're a majestic hawk, a playful otter, or a swirling vortex of plastic waste, let your imagination run wild!
Earth Day Durango 2024: Planet vs. Plastic!
11:00am / Buckley Park
Mark your calendars! ? Saturday April 20, 2024 brings the biggest Earth Day celebration yet to Durango, Colorado. Join us for an "Parade of the Species" from 10-11 and an epic day of fun, food, art, and family activities celebrating our beautiful planet from 11-3pm at Buckley Park. This year, we're fighting plastic pollution with the the international theme "Planet vs. Plastic."   Here's what to expect:  Live music by the Yoties!  A vibrant "Parade of the Species" —dress up as your favorite animal, plant, or fungi.  Interactive booths, plastic art installations, and fun activities for all ages. Great food & drinks + A zero-waste event! Bring your own mug, bowl, and utensils to be part of the solution.   Huge thanks to our Headline Sponsors Zia Taqueria and Sage - Fresh Eats for helping making this event possible!   Let's celebrate Earth Day together and show our planet some love!
Swiftie-Inspired Cookie Decorating Workshop
11:00am / Mountain Dough Baking Company
Do you want to learn the basics of decorating sugar cookies?    If so, then this class is perfect for you!! You will practice basic piping and filling techniques and will walk away with these 5 beautifully decorated Taylor Swift themed cookies to take home.    You don't need any experience working with sugar cookies in the past!   *All supplies will be provided.   *Class tickets required. Purchase on our website.  *You must be 10 years or older to attend this Swifties class and be accompanied by an adult who also has a ticket.
Earth Day with Durango Botanic Gardens
11:00am / Buckley Park
Come downtown and watch the Procession of Species starting at 10:30. At Buckley Park, you will find food, drink and a variety of booths. The Durango Botanic Gardens is joining forces with the local chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society for a Native Seed Give-away. Stop by, get your hands dirty and learn how to make seed balls - fun for the whole family.
Legend Suspension Workshop
12:00pm / Durango Harley-Davidson
Get your shocks ready before riding season kicks off. Learn about how to upgrade yours today!!   RSVP by clicking the link below! https://forms.gle/LwJf4CPaaU51Xc429
Build a Bong with Mr.B 4/20
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
It's happening again! Mr. B is back to help you celebrate the Holiday by helping you make your very own custom smoking apparatus. Come get your hands dirty as you create unique and functional pipes, bubblers, bongs or any other smoking related pottery your heart desires using slab-building techniques! Enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a clay smoking device to use for years to come. You will then glaze your piece using a variety of colors. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use (about 3 weeks). Perfect for a stoner couple date idea, a great way to hang out or simply make new friends while you build the piece of your dreams. With two days of classes you'll have plenty of chances to join the fun!    No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!   *$65 per attendee    *Please no smoking of any kind within the building; enjoy responsibly before or after class. Thank you!   No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!   *$50 per attendee   *Please no smoking of any kind within the building; enjoy responsibly before or after class. Thank you!
Parent's Night Out
5:30pm / The Powerhouse
Take the night off! Drop your kid off at The Powerhouse for an evening of science activities, free exploration, and pizza.   Children age Kingergarten - 12 years old. We are offering 50% discounts for each additional sibling!
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
Painting Party ~ Sea Turtle
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
4/20 Blowout
8:00pm / Roxys
Roxy's is the place to be for the big holiday! We have a killer lineup featuring Mosswalker, Subversive, Ska of Daydreams, and DJ Ravenous.    Great munchies and drink specials all night long!   Dr. Stoners Margarita or Mojito $6  Liquid Marijuana Shot $4   Art and Vending by Japf and Third Eye Riptie. No cover.
 Sunday, April 21st
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
2024 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. This year's extraordinary lineup includes Missy Raines & Allegheny, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, Damn Tall Buildings, East Nash Grass, Never Come Down, SLO County Stumblers, The Fretliners, Tanasi feat. Anya Hinkle, Billy Cardine, and Mary Lucey, SLAY, The Tumbleweeds, and Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble, plus local bands!    The Meltdown boasts several weekend events open to the public, including a band contest, free Friday concert, barn dance, and late-night events!   Tickets are available on our website or in person at Animas Trading Company, 742 Main Ave, Durango, CO.   More information on ticketing, venues, and the 2024 lineup can be found on our website: www.DurangoMeltdown.com   We can't wait to see you there!
Repair Cafe
10:00am / Durango Tool Library
Don't despair, repair! Bring your wobbly chairs, torn shirts, shattered phone screens, malfunctioning bicycles, and toasters on-the-blink to the Repair Cafe. A crew of volunteers will be on-hand to help you diagnose and fix your things.   By connecting people who know how to repair with people who have things that need repair, we can ensure more things are fixed and used, instead of discarded and replaced.   Volunteers will help you troubleshoot your broken thing, and provide a prescription for how it can be repaired. When possible, volunteers will help you make on-site, real-time repairs—and send you home with a fixed thing. For other repairs, like those that require specialized replacement parts, the prescription will guide you through what's needed to repair the item.   @Kiddos and doggos: Bring your sick and wounded stuffed animals to the Stuffed Animal Hospital. Volunteers will be ready to give your stuffed animal special care, like replacing missing stuffing and patching any holes, so you can keep playing with your stuffie.   There is no fee for participating in this event, but there will be local coffee cart and drink vendors onsite offering yummy beverages for purchase. Get a drink for you and, perhaps, for a volunteer? It is a repair "café" after all! Come enjoy a refreshment while repairing and learning.   To attend and get your things fixed: No sign up required. No fees to participate. Come and bring one thing to be repaired.   To volunteer and help fix things: Volunteers are needed to staff repair stations. If you are interested in helping, please check out details and sign up here.
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
Nacho Average Barn Concert
5:00pm / Destination Ranch
The Durango Cowboy Gathering presents our annual fundraising event 'Nacho' Average Barn Concert. This special program will take place at the historic Steward Ranch, also known as Destination Ranch, where part of the movie 'City Slickers' was filmed. The ranch is located at the very end of the Lightner Creek Road. Our special guests will be the Timberline Cowboys who successfully blend cowboy lore, humor, and romance into their music repertoire. Also performing will be Lindy Simmons who was named the 2021 Cowboy Poetry Champion by the International Western Music Association. Time: Gate opens 4:00 pm. Entertainment starts at 5:00 pm. Dancing afterwards. Cost: Tickets $35 if purchased through April 14. After April 14, tickets purchased online or at the door will be $40. Call (970) 403-4451 for more information. www.durangocowboygathering.org Online ticket sales will end on April 20 at 11:00 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on April 21st starting at 4:00 pm.
Sonic Sundays
6:30pm / Roxy's
Wind down your weekend with a chilled-out set by DJ Ravenous, featuring Lo-Fi beats, Downtempo, Acid Jazz, Soft Bass, and Vaporwave.
Singing Youth of Denver in Concert
7:00pm / Durango Church of Christ
Hear 50 voices in a concert of inspirational, a cappella music! This select group of teenage singers from the greater Denver area is stopping in Durango on their spring tour. Don't miss this unique opportunity! This event is FREE and appropriate for all ages.
 Monday, April 22nd
Art Exhibit Emergence All Week
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
The Art Squirrels, a local art collective, will be displaying their show "Emergence" from March 25 through mid-May. The show features colorful and diverse works in paint, chalk, fabric, glass, upcycled materials, and mixed media by Bethany Bachmann, Cindy Coleman, Janet Kenna, Amanda Preston Araujo, Jenny Treanor, and Amy Vaclav.
Durango Montessori's 7th Annual Electronics Recycling Event
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
This year at the La Plata County Fairgrounds   This community event benefits our school and our earth. Bring us your old electronics, batteries, computers, phones Etc. and we will recycle them for a suggested donation.    Money raised at the event will go to our outdoor education fund and scholarship for students.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Durango Death Cafe
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
A Death Cafe is a time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death openly and honestly. The aim is to increase awareness about death in order to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. There is never an intention of leading participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. A Death Café is not a bereavement support or grief counseling setting, nor is it a place to give people information about death and dying. It is not for people who, for whatever reason, are unwilling to discuss the subject of death comfortably and openly. Interesting conversations are guaranteed! These events are facilitated by Lola Montano, a registered nurse who is pursuing her hospice certification and is interested in becoming a death doula.    Join us every fourth Monday of the month from 4-5:30 pm.
Registration Open! Parks & Recreation Adult Kickball
5:00pm / Durango Softball Complex at Fort Lewis College
Gather your friends for a great game of kickball! With growing popularity, we have increased the total number of teams in the league. Register your team at DurangoRecreation.com before it fills up! No team, no worries, register as a free agent.   Season runs 5/13 through 8/5.Early Bird Discount Ends 4/24. Registration Deadline is 5/1
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, April 23rd
Great Decisions Durango Discussion Group
11:30am / Durango Public Library
Tthe Great Decisions Durango discussion group will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. to discuss "U.S. - China Trade Rivalry." Moderator Mearl Webb will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues.    The public is invited to attend this free discussion and participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch.
Cowboy Tuesdays
12:00pm / Strater Hotel/Diamond Belle Saloon
Join us for some good Western entertainment. Music, stories, cowboy poetry, and who knows what else. From noon to three at the Diamond Belle Saloon.    We also invite anyone with a Western poem, story, or song to join us on stage. Just check in with us when you arrive and we will put you up there. It is a good event to practice and have fun whether you are a professional, a novice, or anywhere in between.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Exploring Culture and Legacy: The Southern Ute Indian Tribe
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
Explore the history, traditions, and contemporary significance of the Southern Ute Tribe. Join us for an engaging session to explore traditions, governance, economic development, and the environmental stewardship of the Southern Ute people.   Presented by the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum
Author Event & Book Signing with Brianna Madia "Never Leave the Dogs Behind"
6:00pm / The Rochester Hotel
The author of the New York Times bestseller Nowhere for Very Long continues her story with this deeply honest, moving account of a woman walking the line between independence and isolation when she moves to the Southwest desert with nothing and no one but her four dogs.   In her debut memoir, Nowhere for Very Long, Brianna Madia reflected on her life as a nomad, free to roam some of the most beautiful land in America. Now, in Never Leave the Dogs Behind, the van life adherent faces the unfathomable darkness that comes from a life blown apart, her only solace the support of her dogs.   In the wake of a painful, public divorce and the ensuing fallout, Brianna moves from a pared-down van into a pared-down trailer. She reckons with her decision to be alone in the desert, living on a nine-acre plot of undeveloped land on the dusty outskirts of a small town in Utah, accompanied only by her four precious dogs: Bucket, Dagwood, Birdie, and Banjo. As she grapples with the anger, despair, and delicious freedom that comes from being wholly on her own, Brianna wonders where, exactly, the road less traveled has led her.   A powerful and poignant portrait of rebuilding and surviving, Never Leave the Dogs Behind is about finding the courage to start over when the dream life you thought you were living collapses around your feet.
Live Music with Pete Giuliani
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, April 24th
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Lunch & Learn: How Small Business & Startups Can Use Data
5:00pm / TBK Bank
Lunch & Learn Workshop: How Small Business & Startups Can Use Data: Real World Tips of How To Compete When You're the Underdog with MaryBeth Maskovas founder of Insight Lime Analytics.   The data you have is only as good as how you use it. Modern businesses collect a wealth of data and information, even small ones. From your P&L, sales reports, to website data we're positively swimming in information. The business you manages to use the data they have to make more informed decisions is the one who comes out on top more of the time - so remember that every time you're putting together a project to collect more data, first look at how you can use the data you have.    This "Lunch and Learn" will be packed with tactics you can launch right in the workshop.
Wildfire and Home Hardening
5:30pm / Durango Recreation Center
Learn Home Hardening Tips to Protect your home against Wildfire. How can small changes give your home a chance against wildfire .
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
Painting Party ~ Wildflowers
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, April 25th
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Cinematic Creations Series
12:00pm / Center for Innovation (2nd floor of the Main Mall)
Are you new to the exciting world of social media or video creation? Join us for our "Basic Social Media and Content Creation Support" session!   In this series, we're here to assist you in navigating the introductory aspects of social media and video production. Whether you're just starting your online journey or looking to enhance your skills, our supportive community is here to guide you every step of the way.
Durango Wine Experience Wine Flight
5:00pm / Public House 701
Public House 701 is welcoming a few icons of California wine producers for a wine tasting. Join us for a unique flight of wines along with nibbles from Public House 701
Live Music: Danjo Harris and Friends
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for live music in our Tasting Room from Danjo Harris and Friends. Enjoy Free Music, Beer & Food Specials.
Durango Green Drinks
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Join Durango Green Drinks the last Thursday of the month from 5-7PM at 11th Street Station with two local sustainability organizations hosting each month. It's free and casual. Short announcements and presentations usually start around 5:30.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Live Music with the Teccas
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Premiere Poetry Reading Event
6:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Celebrating Poetry Month Create Art & Tea Home of the Art Guild of Create presents it's Premiere Poetry Reading Event   Sponsored by: Caprice Fox & The Guild of Create Art Durango   Featuring noted/published poets:  Durango Poet Laureate Esther Belin , Burton E. Baldwin, Tina Deschenie, Michael Thompson and Larry Bourland. Join us for an evening of imaginative and inspiring poetry. A $5 Donation to The Guild of Create Art Durango will be appreciated (tax deductible charitable donations IAW 501.c3).    Thank you for supporting your Durango Artisans!!!
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
Salsa Night
8:30pm / Roxy's
Salsa night is back at Roxy's! Come through for the hottest salsa tracks by DJ Ravenous this Sunday at 8:30pm. Drink specials and our full menu will be available for this event. No cover, no charges, all ages welcome.
 Friday, April 26th
Home & Ranch Show
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Hosted by Ballantine Events, the Home & Ranch Show is a two-day event that showcases local experts in the business of helping residents bring the home of their dreams to life.
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Durango Wine Experience - Walk About
4:00pm / Durango Downtown
The Durango Wine Experience, a rich and well balanced event, is brought to you by the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. All event proceeds will go to the Community Foundation to support our vital work in the vibrant nonprofit sector. This popular weekend-long event will be held April 26-27, 2024. The Durango Wine Experience features a Friday night Walkabout at multiple locations in historic Downtown Durango, a Saturday Grand Tasting at the Smiley Building lawn, as well as educational seminars, wine dinners, and unique tastings. There will be hundreds of wineries, Colorado artisan spirits and craft beers represented.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Spoon Rest
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Spoon Rest . We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a unique piece of pottery. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!    $35.00 Per Participant  *One complimentary drink included with class
Thee Fearless Peasants Return
6:00pm / Durango Beer and Ice
After months of regrouping, Thee Fearless Peasants return to Durango Beer and Ice with a whole new attitude!   Come enjoy a fine, local beer and fresh pub-fare and see for yourself!
Painting Party ~ Northern Lights Over Pagosa
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
April Birthdays Party
7:00pm / The Subterrain
If it's your birthday month, receive a free party hat & cupcake, and get $2 off each of your own drinks! Bring your friends and we'll throw the party. Also we're now open to everyone on Fridays from 7-11. Free entry
Output Friday
9:00pm / Roxy's
Hosted by Spark Madden, we will be playing house and techno from 9pm-2am. Food served late night as well! Great drinks, great vibes, no cover! 21+
 Saturday, April 27th
15th Annual Durango Devo Bike Swap
9:00am / Chapman Hill
Come be a part of the region's largest community bike swap! Durango Devo proudly presents its 15th Annual Devo Bike Swap! Buy, sell, donate, volunteer, or simply browse a huge selection of used and new bikes, cycling accessories, gear, attire, bike parts, and more! The Bike Swap is Durango Devo's largest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds support Devo's affordable, all-ages, team-based mountain biking programs, camps, and scholarships. Great deals abound on gear for every kind of cyclist, from tiny tots to casual riders to serious racers and cycling enthusiasts.
Home & Ranch Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Hosted by Ballantine Events, the Home & Ranch Show is a two-day event that showcases local experts in the business of helping residents bring the home of their dreams to life.
DEA National Drug Take Back Day
10:00am / Durango Police Substation (near Three Springs)
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Durango Police Department are committed to making our communities safer and healthier by preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction. Do you have unused or expired prescription medications?    Dispose of them safely during DEA National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Durango Police Department at the Durango Police Substation near Three Springs.   Tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs will be accepted during Drug Take Back Day. The station will not accept liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes, sharps, or illegal drugs. We will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at the drop-off location. Please remove lithium batteries before discarding them.   We will also be collecting food donations for Manna Soup Kitchen. Useful items include canned goods (fruits, vegetables, meats, meals) or packaged meals in single or group serving sizes (ramen, pasta, oatmeal, cereal, granola). Personal hygiene products are also beneficial.
Adventure Touring Workshop
11:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
A thrilling adventure touring workshop designed for riders eager to explore the world of adventure touring motorcycles. This workshop offers riders the opportunity to test ride a variety of top-of-the-line adventure touring bikes and see how they handle!   RSVP by clicking the link below! https://forms.gle/XbkmEU46GnRGmkdC7
Easy Wire Findings & Components Jewelry Workshop
11:00am / Create Art & Tea
Learn to make jump rings, head pins, connectors, and clasps to complement your jewelry creations using basic wire working tools.    Class fee: $60 all materials included   Fees are payable to Create Art and Tea anytime before the class begins.    All necessary tools will be provided for use during this class.
Oyster Pop-up!
12:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Join us starting at noon for a delectable food pop-up with Bonfire Oyster Co. Indulge in raw oysters with hand-made accouterments and savor a lemon-poached lobster roll on a brioche bun, expertly paired with our craft ciders. No reservations required—this culinary feast is one day only, while supplies last. Elevate your Saturday with the perfect blend of sea and cider at EsoTerra Ciderworks!
Stories from the Bears Ears Area
1:00pm / Animas Museum
The author of Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance, Dr. Andrew Gulliford will be expanding on his research to look at case studies of historic sites and conservation across the American West. Come along for the fun and learn about sites you've never heard of and stories from your public lands! There is no charge for this event which will be in-person only in the classroom at the Animas Museum.    Seating is first come, first served.
Durango Wine Experience - Grand Tasting
3:00pm / Smiley Building Lawn
The Durango Wine Experience, a rich and well balanced event, is brought to you by the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. All event proceeds will go to the Community Foundation to support our vital work in the vibrant nonprofit sector. This popular weekend-long event will be held April 26-27, 2024. The Durango Wine Experience features a Friday night Walkabout at multiple locations in historic Downtown Durango, a Saturday Grand Tasting at the Smiley Building lawn, as well as educational seminars, wine dinners, and unique tastings. There will be hundreds of wineries, Colorado artisan spirits and craft beers represented.
Euchre Tournament
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for good ole' fashion Euchre Tournament. 6 nights Round Robin. Feb 10th/24th March 9th/23rd April 6th/27th. Come single or with a partner. No experience needed. 3 food trucks available.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
Painting Party ~ Vallecito Lake
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
 Sunday, April 28th
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Sunday Afternoon Painting Party ~ Beautiful Bouquet
1:30pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
Sonic Sundays
6:30pm / Roxy's
Wind down your weekend with a chilled-out set by DJ Ravenous, featuring Lo-Fi beats, Downtempo, Acid Jazz, Soft Bass, and Vaporwave.
 Monday, April 29th
Art Exhibit Emergence All Week
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
The Art Squirrels, a local art collective, will be displaying their show "Emergence" from March 25 through mid-May. The show features colorful and diverse works in paint, chalk, fabric, glass, upcycled materials, and mixed media by Bethany Bachmann, Cindy Coleman, Janet Kenna, Amanda Preston Araujo, Jenny Treanor, and Amy Vaclav.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Register! Explore Watercolor Painting
10:00am / Studio 105, Smiley Building
Saturdays in May! Join a small group for a guided exploration of watercolor painting in a comfortable studio in the Smiley Building. Learn about paint, brushes, paper and techniques. We will make four cards (with envelopes) on watercolor paper for you to take home. This class is accessible to all levels and all materials are provided. Email or text Amy to register. $40
Smithsonians Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibit
10:00am / Ignacio Community Library
Announcing: Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibit: Crossroads: "Change in Rural America" a Colorado Humanities tour, is coming to Ignacio!   We invite you to participate in this FREE and interactive exhibit for all ages! Come reflect on Ignacio's history while finding out how you connect to your community with events and programs designed to complement the Smithsonian exhibition.   Free Events include:  Monday, April 29th, 10:00am: Grand opening and ribbon cutting.  Thursday, May 9th, 5:00-6:00 pm: Ties to Land and place.  Friday, May 17th, 1:00-2:00 pm: Community Celebrations and Traditions   Tuesday, May 21st, 5:00-6:00 pm: Ignacio's past, present, and future.  Friday, May 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm: Grand finale event: "Voices, Views, and Visions."   See you there!
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, April 30th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Home Your Signature Marketing Strategy
12:00pm / Online
Tuesdays | 4 weeks | 10:00 - 10:45 | April 30 - May 21 Your marketing is a continuous conversation with your target audience and starts with understanding your ideal client inside and out. Receive proven blueprints to mapping out your ideal client and where they get their information and follow that up with expert guidance on what tactics will take your business to the next level.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
New Police Department and City Hall Public Forum
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
Come learn and provide feedback about the interior conceptual design for the new Police Department/City Hall project. Free food, drinks, childcare and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Live Music with Salamander Collective
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters! Live music is included with admission.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
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