May 2024 Events

 Wednesday, May 1st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Cinco de Mayo and Zia Taquerias 19th Anniversary Celebration
2:00pm / Zia Cantina
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Zia Taqueria's 19th anniversary with us! Enjoy $5 Drafts, Margs, Palomas, and Mocktails PLUS live music and delicious food. We're kicking off patio season the only way we know how-with an all-out fiesta!   The party begins at 2pm in Zia Cantina, upstairs at the North Zia location.  See you there!
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.
Preparing for Evacuation
5:30pm / Durango Recreation Center
Free workshop to prepare your family and animals in the event of wildfire evacuations. Know before you have to go!
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, May 2nd
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.
New Police Department and City Hall Virtual Public Forum
11:00am / Virtual
Can't make it to the in-person public forum on 4/30? Join the City of Durango virtually to learn and provide feedback about the interior conceptual design for the new Police Department and City Hall, located at the historic high school building at 201 East 12th Street.
Ska-BQ: High Country Hustle
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for Ska-BQ and live music from High Country Hustle.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy some great jazz! Jeff plays from the great composers plus bossa nova, boogie boogie, blues, and originals.
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!
The iAM MUSIC Fest! Pre-Party
8:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
Help us kick off the 2024 iAM MUSIC Fest! right in the iNDIGO Room at iAM MUSIC! This will be a great way to meet some of the iAM MUSIC Fest! artists as well as an incredible evening of live music featuring these amazing artists:    -Julianne Marqua  -Kaitlin Williams  -Annie Brooks  -Maria Joy  -Wrenn Van  -Loki Moon
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 630pm. We hope to make this a recurring event every Sunday! Drink specials and our full menu will be available for this event. No cover, no charges, all ages welcome.
 Friday, May 3rd
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.
Land Stewardship at the Old Fort in Hesperus
9:00am / The Old Fort in Hesperus
La Plata County Extension and La Plata Open Space Conservancy are excited to announce an upcoming seminar on Land Stewardship at the Old Fort in Hesperus.   Topics include:  • Soil Health - panel discussion from area and regional experts on the basics of soil, the soil food web, no-till, and pasture development and management  • Forest Health & Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience  • Noxious Weeds and Pests  • Irrigation - the how to's (and what not to do)  • Water Rights  • Seeding  • Old Fort Garden Tour   Cost: $20 - includes lunch  Register: Stewardship Seminar - La Plata Open Space Conservancy (lposc.org)   Space is limited so register soon!  https://lposc.org/event/stewardship-seminar/
Turtle Lake Refuge Wild Foods Lunch
12:00pm / Turtle Cafe
We are hosting a wild food's lunch and a hands on workshop the Turtle Lake Community Farm on soil mycology. We will be creating a inoculated forest patch of diverse soil microorganisms and learning about how this will support the health and abundance of the local ecology.    Registration for this pre-festival event is $33/person.
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.
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.
Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Open House
4:00pm / Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters
Interested in learning more about being a volunteer with the Adaptive Sports Association? Join us at anytime between 4p-6p to meet the staff, learn more and get a look at our adaptive equipment. No RSVP required. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.
iAM MUSIC Fest
5:00pm / Various Venues
This year's lineup features incredible independent musicians and artists that you will not want to miss! Join us for 4 Days • 6 Stages • 25+ Bands! Your ticket purchase helps support these artists, as well as our year-round music education and outreach programs.    Tickets are only $55 for the entire weekend.
Robin Jones | Portraits of the Future
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us for Durango's First Friday artwalk, where you can meet the artist herself, Robin Jones, and explore a carefully curated collection of her paintings.
First Friday Opening Reception
5:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Join us for the opening reception for Caryl Goode's art show. It will be available to view throughout the month of May in The Upstairs Loft Gallery. A free event!
Farewell Ramp Jam
5:00pm / The Hive DGO
Come celebrate the last day to skate!
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
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.
iAM MUSIC Fest! Late Night
9:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Keep the party going after the iAM MUSIC Fest! each night at the Durango Arts Center with the Late Night show! Friday, May 3rd Night One: -ZiMBiRA -Kaitlyn Williams
 Saturday, May 4th
Star Wars Day - May The Fourth Be With You
9:00am / The Powerhouse
Celebrate Star Wars Day at The Powerhouse! Dress up in your best Star Wars themed costume and travel the cosmos with our newest exhibit Sun, Earth, Universe.   $9.50 museum admission, free for Powerhouse members!
Introduction to Sewing
9:00am / Create Art & Tea
Learn how to sew & make this adorable little tote all in 30 minutes! You won't want to miss this class to learn such a valuable skill.    In this $25 introduction to sewing class, you will have a one on one experience with the instructor, Christy Hicks, owner of Just Ask Christy -Artisanal Goods & Services. You will have the chance to learn how to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, sew basic straight stitches, make a gusset & hand stitch on a button or two. Availability is limited & will be held just two days only.   This is a simple starter project & will be very useful in your home, office, camper or even as a housewarming gift bag filled with goodies. The three tote materials shown are provided & you may choose your preference of fabric & buttons at the beginning of your class. Be sure to show up 10 min early so you can pick from the selection available before your class starts. The items provided will make this bag which is 8" wide x 5" D x 6" high. However, if you don't want it folded down inside for sturdier sides, you can end up with a bag that is approx. 12" high for magazines, yarn, snacks or hand towels. Bring a friend and one of you can enjoy some tea while the other is in the class and then switch.    The contents shown inside the bag are for example and/or size reference only. One free gift tag is offered if needed.
Explore Watercolor Painting
10:00am / Studio 105, Smiley Building
Saturdays in May | 4 Classes |10:00 - 11:30 May 4, 11, 18, 25 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
iAM MUSIC Fest! Artist Brunch
11:00am / Lola's Palce
This is a FREE to attend event!   Ease into the day with some brunch and music at Lola's place! This free-to-attend event will feature various iAM MUSIC Fest! Musicians all perform together in an open jam. Each brunch will be hosted though by a specific band: Connor Terrones
Mothers Day/Spa Themed 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 Spa 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.
15th Annual Dandelion Festival
1:00pm / Rotary Park
Join us for a free, fun music and art festival at Rotary Park in Durango on May 4th from 1pm-9pm honoring the spring wild greens, community health, organic land stewardship and joy! Experience live music, local food, arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, dandelion beer garden, dance performances, maypole dance, live painting, thrift store, and informative and fun activities for youth and adults!
Make a Mug
1:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Bring a friend and come play with mud! We will be making mugs, and there will be many opportunities to add your own flair to your creation. After 2 classes and 2 firings, you will have your very own mug that will be food safe and dishwasher safe. From beginning to advanced creators, mugs are a simple yet rewarding and exciting form of pottery. This is class will be fun for everyone. Think you can't make pottery? Think you're not creative? Please join us. I welcome everyone!    Class includes:  - 4 hours of personalized instruction over 2 classes  - Plenty of professional grade clay  - Choice of 3 glazes  - 2 kiln firings (bisque and glaze, both required to create your dishwasher safe mug)  - All required tools that you get to take with you when you're done   The Nitty Gritty Details : -Kids are welcome but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult  -Maximum class enrollment is 8, so I can provide individual attention to each and everyone  -Minimum class enrollment is 4, otherwise the class will have to be cancelled. So bring a friend!  -Don't be surprised if your mug(s) looks different than the photo; your individual touch is the best part.  -No refunds after the first class has started  -Please plan to pick up your work within 30 days of the final firing.  Bring a friend a get a FREE TEA voucher for Create Art and Tea!
iAM MUSIC Fest
5:00pm / Various Venues
This year's lineup features incredible independent musicians and artists that you will not want to miss! Join us for 4 Days • 6 Stages • 25+ Bands! Your ticket purchase helps support these artists, as well as our year-round music education and outreach programs.    Tickets are only $55 for the entire weekend.
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
100 Year Flood Strikes Back
7:00pm / The Subterrain
May the 4th be with us! Local talent 100 Year Flood performing with a Star Wars theme, costume contest and drink special. All ages, $10 cover charge
iAM MUSIC Fest! Late Night
9:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Keep the party going after the iAM MUSIC Fest! each night at the Durango Arts Center with the Late Night show! Saturday, May 4th Night Two: -Haiikuu -Secret Circus Society
 Sunday, May 5th
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!
iAM MUSIC Fest
11:00am / Various Venues
This year's lineup features incredible independent musicians and artists that you will not want to miss! Join us for 4 Days • 6 Stages • 25+ Bands! Your ticket purchase helps support these artists, as well as our year-round music education and outreach programs.    Tickets are only $55 for the entire weekend.
iAM MUSIC Fest! Artist Brunch
11:00am / Lola's Palce
This is a FREE-to-attend event!    Ease into the day with some brunch and music at Lola's place! This free-to-attend event will feature various iAM MUSIC Fest! Musicians all perform together in an open jam. Each brunch will be hosted though by a specific band: The Funk Express
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Mom & Me Felt Craft
1:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Create a simple felted piece with Melissa.   Then share a high tea time with homemade sandwiches & goodies with Caprice.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
2:00pm / Zia Taqueria & Cantina
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us! We will feature great Zia food, drink, music, and fun! Don't miss out on this unofficial, almost summer, kickoff!!
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
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!
Sensacion
5:00pm / Gazpacho
Cinco De Mayo celebration! Live music, no cover!  Sponsored by Patron & Eagle Rock
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, May 6th
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.
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!
 Tuesday, May 7th
Volunteer Informational Social
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us for a casual Q & A chat with our experienced volunteers and hear about what Habitat La Plata has going on. Learn how you can make a difference in our community by volunteering on our next new home build project, at ReStore, or at community events. Come ask those questions... What is my commitment? What skills do I need? What if I can only...? No RSVP required. This session will be held at the Durango Public Library.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, May 8th
12th Annual Southwest Colorado Small Business Confrence
8:00am / Sky Ute Casino Resort
Exciting times ahead! Join us at the 12th Annual Southwest Colorado Small Business Conference for a day of inspiration, networking, and growth.
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.
Great Garden Series - The SOIL Outdoor Learning Lab
4:30pm / Durango Public Library
The SOIL Outdoor Learning Lab is on a mission to cultivate a public outdoor growing facility rooted in community engagement, educational and economic opportunity, multigenerational collaboration, cultural and ecological stewardship, and healthy living practices. SOIL aspires to realize this mission by designing and developing an innovative horticulture and education facility to benefit the entire community of Southwest Colorado.     The first phase, a community and education garden, was opened to the public with programming for students across the region beginning June 1, 2023.  The next phase will deliver a 42' grow dome greenhouse!  To learn more, join us for this talk or visit SoilLab.org. 
Understanding Wildfires
5:30pm / Durango Recreation Center
Free workshop understanding our wildfire risk, how mitigation can affect the outcome of a wildfire and what to expect during a wildfire.
Writers & Scribblers
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
W&S is a group for writers of all kinds to learn, practice, and share the art and craft of writing.
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society Presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation. At 6:30 we will have social time, then after a brief business meeting, Jeff Pigati and Kathleen Sringer with the U.S. Geological Survey will discuss " Evidence of humans in North America during the Last Glacial Maximum (Dating of White Sands footprints) " For log-in information go to SJBAS.ORG.    Archaeologists and researchers in allied fields have long sought to understand human colonization of North America. Questions remain about when and how people migrated, where they originated, and how their arrival affected the established fauna and landscape. Here, we present evidence from excavated surfaces in White Sands National Park (New Mexico, United States), where multiple in situ human footprints are stratigraphically constrained and bracketed by seed layers that yield calibrated radiocarbon ages between ~23 and 21 thousand years ago. Independent chronologic controls have recently confirmed these ages. This timing coincided with a Northern Hemispheric abrupt warming event, Dansgaard-Oeschger event 2, which drew down lake levels and allowed humans and megafauna to walk on newly exposed surfaces, creating tracks that became preserved in the geologic record. These findings confirm the presence of humans in North America during the Last Glacial Maximum, adding evidence to the antiquity of human colonization of the Americas and providing a temporal range extension for the coexistence of early inhabitants and Pleistocene megafauna.   Kathleen Springer is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in deciphering complex stratigraphic sequences and reconstructing paleoenvironmental conditions, and studies how springs and other hydrologic systems responded to climate change in the recent geologic past.   Jeff Pigati is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. His research is focused on understanding the response of hydrologic systems in arid environments to past episodes of abrupt climate change. He is also an expert in radiocarbon dating.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, May 9th
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!
Author Event & Book Signing with Anne Hillerman "Lost Birds"
6:00pm / Marias Bookshop
"Anne Hillerman is a star."—J. A. Jance, New York Times bestselling author   From New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman, a thrilling and moving chapter in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series involving several emotionally complex cases that will test the detectives in different ways.   Joe Leaphorn may be long retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, but his detective skills are still sharp, honed by his work as a private detective. His experience will be essential to solve a compelling new case: finding the birth parents of a woman who was raised by a bilagáana family but believes she is Diné based on one solid clue, an old photograph with a classic Navajo child's blanket. Leaphorn discovers that his client's adoption was questionable, and her adoptive family not what they seem. His quest for answers takes him to an old trading post and leads him to a deadly cache of long-buried family secrets.   As that case grows more complicated, Leaphorn receives an unexpected call from a person he met decades earlier. Cecil Bowleg's desperation is clear in his voice, but just as he begins to explain, the call is cut off by an explosion and Cecil disappears. True to his nature, Leaphorn is determined to find the truth even as the situation grows dangerous. Investigation of the explosion falls in part to Officer Bernadette Manuelito, who discovers an unexpected link to Cecil's missing wife.   Bernie also is involved in a troubling investigation of her own: an elderly weaver whose prize-winning sheep have been ruthlessly killed by feral dogs.   Exploring the emotionally complex issues of adoption of Indigenous children by non-native parents, Anne Hillerman delivers another thought-provoking, gripping mystery that brings to life the vivid terrain of the American Southwest, its people, and the lore and traditions that make it distinct.
Warhol and Wine - Love Graffiti
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
In this fun-filled adult class, enjoy a glass of wine or other adult beverage, be exposed to variety of tips, tricks and techniques, as you create a One-of-a-Kind Painting of Love Graffiti!    All supplies, laughter, beverage and an exceptional teacher, Mike Scieszka, are included in this very special class.   This is also a great venue for engagement and bachelorette parties, baby showers, work parties, retirement parties and holiday events.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy some great jazz! Jeff plays from the great composers plus bossa nova, boogie boogie, blues, and originals.
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
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, May 10th
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.
Wholesale Gemstone Trunk Show
10:00am / Beads & Beyond
Don't miss our annual gemstone show! We bring in hundreds and hundreds of strands of all your favorite gemstones at amazing prices. Start planning your projects and come and stock up!
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!
Manna Garden Annual Plant Sale
3:00pm / Manna Garden
The Manna Garden is hosting the second Annual plant sale on Mother's Day weekend. Please support Manna's effort to grow more fresh, nutrient dense and culturally important vegetables for our community. Our starts were raised using organic and biodynamic methods. Lots of veggie, flower, and herb varieties. We use peat and reused pots only! Heirlooms and hybrids available.
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.
Adaptive Sports Association Participant Open House
4:00pm / Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters
Interested in learning more about participating in ASA programs? Join us at anytime between 4p-6p to meet the staff, learn more and get a look at our adaptive equipment. No RSVP required. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.
Spring Gallery Walk Show
5:00pm / Toh-Atin Gallery
We have some fabulous Navajo rugs in the gallery and want you to see them. An award winning Storm Pattern hangs in the gallery along with an authentic Chief's blanket from the late 1800's. Come see these beauties!
Spring Gallery Walk with Kathleen Steventon
5:00pm / Earthen Vessel Gallery
Opening Reception of “All Things Wild”

Meet Kathleen Steventon as she presents her new collection entitled "All Things Wild" at Earthen Vessel Gallery during Spring Gallery Walk.

Using palette knife techniques and oil paint, Kathleen captures the essence of her animal subjects by embedding their spiritual energy into her work.
Spring Gallery Walk
5:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Create Art and Tea is a can't miss stop in the Spring Gallery Walk in downtown Durango! With many artist's booths on display, Caryl Goode's show will be featured in The Upstairs Loft Gallery and The Bowmaneers will be playing live music!   Free for all to enjoy.
Live Music: Half-A-Shipwreck
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Experience a whirlwind of girl power indi rock-americana with Half-A-Shipwreck!    Known for vivacious vocals and remarkable simultaneous multiple instruments playing, this acoustic duo creates a gargantuan sound that will captivate your senses.   FREE entry, all ages welcome!
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!
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
Output Friday
9:00pm / Roxy's
We have live DJs playing house and techno all night, from 9pm-2am. Food served late night as well! Great drinks, great vibes, no cover! 21+    Featuring Spark Madden, Ravenous, and Mad Beats.
 Saturday, May 11th
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods. Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
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.
Manna Garden Annual Plant Sale
9:00am / Manna Garden
The Manna Garden is hosting the second Annual plant sale on Mother's Day weekend. Please support Manna's effort to grow more fresh, nutrient dense and culturally important vegetables for our community. Our starts were raised using organic and biodynamic methods. Lots of veggie, flower, and herb varieties. We use peat and reused pots only! Heirlooms and hybrids available.
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 $10 Tip or Chew Toy is Required for our models and will go directly to the LaPlata County Humane Society. Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for adults with previous drawing experience.
Macrame Plant Hangers
1:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Join us for a fun event with your favorite ladies at EsoTerra in Durango and learn how to macrame your new favorite plant holder! You'll learn basic macrame knots to recreate one of Belle and the Bear's most popular plant hangers - The Infinity. You'll learn how to make a lark's head knot and a square knot so create this beautiful, large plant hanger that holds up to a 12" pot! Price includes: optional beverage purchase (1 or 2 ciders) with gratuity included, class, materials.
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
 Sunday, May 12th
Manna Garden Annual Plant Sale
9:00am / Manna Garden
The Manna Garden is hosting the second Annual plant sale on Mother's Day weekend. Please support Manna's effort to grow more fresh, nutrient dense and culturally important vegetables for our community. Our starts were raised using organic and biodynamic methods. Lots of veggie, flower, and herb varieties. We use peat and reused pots only! Heirlooms and hybrids available.
Mother's Day Brunch Fused Glass Class
11:00am / Sun Sapphires
Celebrate Mother's Day with us! Join our fused glass class for moms and kids of all ages. Create plant stakes, a jewelry set with a dish, or a set of 4 coasters. Special pricing available!    FREE mimosa or juice included.
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Mommy, Me & KitTEA Party
1:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Need plans for Mother's Day? Come and treat the mom in your life and support two nonprofits at the same time! This is a fundraiser for LPCHS and the Art Guild of Create. Enjoy high tea, lunch, delicious desserts, craft activities and of course adoptable kittens! We encourage everyone to dress up for some KitTEA party fun! Multi-generations are encouraged to come!   There are only 30 spots available, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon
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!
Mothers Day Fused Glass Class
2:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Celebrate Mother's Day with us! Join our fused glass class for moms and kids of all ages. Create plant stakes, a jewelry set with a dish, or a set of 4 coasters. Special pricing available!    FREE mimosa or juice included.
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
Mothers Day Wine Experience Soiree
3:00pm / Primi Pasta & Wine Bar
A Heartfelt Collaboration: Primi Pasta & Wine Bar Partners with For Love & Babes for Mother's Day Wine Experience Soiree.   This Mother's Day, Primi is proud to partner with For Love & Babes, a local organization dedicated to supporting parents in Durango & surrounding communities.   Together, we're raising a glass to celebrate parents while making a difference in our community.   Unwind and indulge in:  A curated wine tasting led by experts  Mouthwatering small plates  Fun activities and more!   This event is perfect for:  Moms, parents and their loved ones  Wine enthusiasts  Anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon for a good cause   Open to everyone 21 years of age and older.   Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate parents while supporting a worthy organization!   Primi will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the Mother's Day Soiree to For Love & Babes. By attending this event, you'll not only enjoy a delightful wine experience and fun activities, but you'll also be directly contributing to the mission of For Love & Babes.   This partnership embodies the spirit of parenthood - nurturing, supportive, and dedicated to building a brighter future.   Join us for the Mother's Day Wine Experience Soiree and be a part of something special!
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, May 13th
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.
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!
 Tuesday, May 14th
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.   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.
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!
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, May 15th
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.
Butterfly Artist Collective
5:30pm / Create Art & Tea
Call to Artists - Share Your Story   The Butterfly Collective and The Art Guild of Create are coming together to create monthly networking meetings for all creative minds to come together and share and learn from each other.   We will have a guest speaker each meeting to enhance the time as well.   Only charge is that you will get charged and inspired to get connected to your creative sparks!
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, May 16th
Art Lectures with Bindu
4:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Embark on a captivating journey through the vast and intricate world of art with our series of engaging lectures. From the timeless wonders of ancient art to unraveling the genius of the masters, each session promises to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the artistic journey across centuries.   Delve into the enigmatic realms of Abstract Art and Surrealism, where imagination knows no bounds and every brushstroke tells a story. Explore the language of color, unlocking its power to evoke emotions and transcend boundaries.   Through insightful analyses and heartfelt appreciation, we'll navigate the depths of artistic expression, decoding the hidden meanings and celebrating the beauty that lies within. Join us as we unravel the mysteries, ignite creativity, and embark on an unforgettable voyage of artistic discovery.   $20 suggested donation
Ska-BQ: Bluegrass Party
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for Ska-BQ and live music from Bluegrass Party. Enjoy Free Live Music, Food & Beer Specials in the beer garden.
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy some great jazz! Jeff plays from the great composers plus bossa nova, boogie boogie, blues, and originals.
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
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
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, May 17th
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.
Adaptive Sports Association Open House
4:00pm / Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters
Interested in learning more about being a volunteer, being a participant, or interning with the Adaptive Sports Association? Join us at anytime between 4p-6p to meet the staff, learn more and get a look at our adaptive equipment. No RSVP required. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
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, May 18th
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
Sand Canyon Wildflower Hike
9:00am / Sand Canyon and Rock Creek Trailhead
Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day by joining San Juan Mountains Association on a free, guided spring wildflower hike at Sand Canyon within the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. We will be going for a hike (no more than 5 miles) on moderate terrain. Along the way we will observe and learn about the flowers in bloom, as well as learn about the area's geology and human history.
Party In The Park
12:00pm / Buckley Park
Join Stillwater Music's family-friendly kickoff to summer! Live music all day by regional youth performers, including Stillwater Music's bands, Durango Arts Center's musical theater groups and Be FRANK's classical string ensembles. Check out the booths from regional organizations offering summer programs & activities for kids. Food booths, snow cones & lots of fun hands-on activities for kids offered by local community organizations.    FREE ADMISSION.
Art of Glass: Gnome Stained Glass Plant Stake
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Discover the joy and magic of light through stained glass! In this 2 day, 3 hours per day workshop, students will learn the basics of stained glass. Techniques being taught include: cutting, grinding, foiling, assembling, soldering, finishing, and the proper safety steps to take along the way. Students will have 2 pre-drawn designs, a variety of colors to choose from and leave at the end of the workshop with a finished Gnome Stained Glass Plant Stake!
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
 Sunday, May 19th
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 $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Sand Canyon Wildflower Hike
9:00am / Sand Canyon and Rock Creek Trailhead
Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day by joining San Juan Mountains Association on a free, guided spring wildflower hike at Sand Canyon within the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. We will be going for a hike (no more than 5 miles) on moderate terrain. Along the way we will observe and learn about the flowers in bloom, as well as learn about the area's geology and human history.
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Merely Players presents CHICAGO
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents CHICAGO A Razzle-Dazzle Musical
Art and Loving Kindness with Deborah Sussex
2:00pm / Create Art & Tea
Learn about Loving Kindness (Metta) practice and how we can apply this age-old philosophy to our creative and personal lives. Participants will discover resonating Metta phrases and create artwork to support their meaning. Our art-making will be very free-form, abstract if desired, and otherwise more on the relaxed, "doodling" end of the spectrum. Whatever supports a non-judgmental and open mind!   All supplies will be provided (paper, markers, colored pencils, collaging materials). However, if you want to bring any of your own supplies feel free to do so such as, watercolors, mark-making tools and collaging materials.
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!
Durango Choral Society Presents: Cabaret ~ To the Stars!
5:00pm / Fort Lewis College Ballroom
Gather your friends and join us for our most lively, delicious, and star studded fundraiser of the season, Cabaret ~ To the Stars! The elegant evening includes wonderful Broadway based entertainment, a scrumptious dinner, wine, fellowship, and a spectacular silent auction! Silent auction items include spa services, art, jewelry, handmade quilted throw, chainsaw bears, gift baskets, gift cards to favorite retailers, season tickets for DCS's next year's concerts and much, much more.    We are delighted to welcome our special guest, the amazing Ragtime Pianist Adam Swanson!
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, May 20th
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!
The Liberty School First Annual Golf Tournament
1:00pm / Hillcrest Golf Course
Dedicated to Dr. Jack Morrison. Join our first annual golf tournament!
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.
 Tuesday, May 21st
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!
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, May 22nd
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.
Great Garden Series - The Permacultural Approach to Prepping the Spring Garden
4:30pm / Durango Public Library
Permaculture is all about working with the flow of nature. The result in your landscape is twofold: (1) dramatically diminished inputs of effort and resources and (2) beauty abounds with greater ecological harmony. Come learn a few simple steps that you can readily take in your landscape to achieve these impactful results.
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.
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, May 23rd
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy some great jazz! Jeff plays from the great composers plus bossa nova, boogie boogie, blues, and originals.
Country, Western, and Bluegrass night
6:30pm / Roxys
We are bringing country flavor to our dancefloor! Join us in a celebration of Americana, and don't forget your cowboy hat! No cover, all ages welcome. We will be offering our full menu during this event as well as top tier drink specials.
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, May 24th
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
1:00pm / Various Locations
The Iron Horse has become one of the classic bicycle events in the West. Durango is centrally located between Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The Iron Horse is an ideal early summer meeting of the riders from each of these cycling centers as they attempt to bring home the glory to their own communities.
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.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
Opening Reception: Duality - A Solo Exhibition by Artist Tad Smith
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The Duality Exhibition will communicate the relationship, interconnections and perceptions of oneself. Exploring the seen and unseen. This exhibit observes Duality through a range of media, materials, technology and techniques. An interactive experience and opportunity to establish a shared identity and sense of belonging among diverse groups.    Exhibit goes until June 29th.   Join Us! Gallery event is free to the public!
Artist Reception - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery Durango for an exclusive opportunity to meet acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and witness as he meticulously carves his next masterpiece for the foundry!
Output Friday
9:00pm / Roxy's
We have live DJs playing house and techno all night, from 9pm-2am. Food served late night as well! Great drinks, great vibes, no cover! 21+    Featuring Spark Madden, Ravenous, and Mad Beats.
 Saturday, May 25th
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
7:30am / Various Locations
The Iron Horse has become one of the classic bicycle events in the West. Durango is centrally located between Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The Iron Horse is an ideal early summer meeting of the riders from each of these cycling centers as they attempt to bring home the glory to their own communities.
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
Artist Demonstration - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
10:00am / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery as we welcome acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and experience the magic as Gibby meticulously crafts his next masterpiece destined for the foundry.   Witness Gibby's artistic process firsthand as he breathes life into his creations before your eyes.
Threads of Renewal: Upcycled Block Printing Workshop
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us in an eco-conscious journey where art meets sustainability! In this workshop, you'll embark on a creative exploration of designing and block printing on upcycled clothing. Begin by tapping into your artistic instincts to sketch unique patterns and designs that breathe new life into old garments. Our local artist, Louisa Palmer, will guide you through the process of transferring your vision onto blocks and printing them onto carefully selected upcycled garments.   Discover the joy of transforming discarded pieces into wearable masterpieces, merging artistry with environmental mindfulness. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this workshop invites everyone to contribute to a more sustainable and stylish world. Unleash your creativity, make a positive impact, and leave with not only a personalized garment but also the satisfaction of contributing to a more eco-friendly fashion landscape.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
 Sunday, May 26th
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
8:30am / Various Locations
The Iron Horse has become one of the classic bicycle events in the West. Durango is centrally located between Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The Iron Horse is an ideal early summer meeting of the riders from each of these cycling centers as they attempt to bring home the glory to their own communities.
Narrow Gauge 10-Mile/5K Run
9:00am / Santa Rita Park
Be a part of history -- this is the longest continuously run road race in Colorado! Since 1978, the Durango Running Club Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run has been one of Durango's oldest Memorial Day traditions. This year, we're back at beautiful Santa Rita Park. Bring your entire family, and they can spend time at the playground or watch the rafts navigate the Whitewater Park while you run.    The 10-mile race course showcases some of Durango's best mountain views. It is on pavement/sidewalk and runs counterclockwise up to Fort Lewis College, along the rim, and back down along the Animas River Trail. The 5K is an out-and-back along the River Trail. Finishers in both races will receive a race t-shirt and pint glass. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado and the Fort Lewis College Track/Cross-Country team.
Artist Demonstration - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
10:00am / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery as we welcome acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and experience the magic as Gibby meticulously crafts his next masterpiece destined for the foundry.   Witness Gibby's artistic process firsthand as he breathes life into his creations before your eyes.
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!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
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 630pm. We hope to make this a recurring event every Sunday! Drink specials and our full menu will be available for this event. No cover, no charges, all ages welcome.
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, May 27th
Register! Wildland Fire Academy - June 3-8
7:00am / Archuleta County Fairgrounds
FREE to the first 20 students enrolled  • Earn 3 college credits.  • Open to anyone 18 and up  • Prepare to earn your S130 and S190  • Meet local and regional firefighters and get info on job opportunities on a crew!   LEARN MORE  Mancos campus  970.564.6201  Durango site  970.385.2020  Email: GoZoneMancos@pueblocc.edu
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!
Artist Demonstration - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
10:00am / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery as we welcome acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and experience the magic as Gibby meticulously crafts his next masterpiece destined for the foundry.   Witness Gibby's artistic process firsthand as he breathes life into his creations before your eyes.
 Tuesday, May 28th
Duality - A Solo Exhibition by Artist Tad Smith
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The Duality Exhibition will communicate the relationship, interconnections and perceptions of oneself. Exploring the seen and unseen. This exhibit observes Duality through a range of media, materials, technology and techniques. An interactive experience and opportunity to establish a shared identity and sense of belonging among diverse groups.    Exhibit goes until June 29th.   Join Us! Gallery event is free to the public!
Engage Durango Forum
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
Meet with the City of Durango leadership team to learn more about departmental projects or give feedback. The forum will start with a short presentation on snow removal, followed by time to interact with the leadership team in a casual setting. Discussions with staff are not limited to the presentation topic. Free food, interpretation, and child care provided.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
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, May 29th
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30am / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
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.
True Western Roundup - Colorado Pro Rodeo Series
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
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, May 30th
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.
GED Graduation Ceremony
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
The Durango Adult Education Center is pleased to announce our Spring GED Graduation ceremony. The friends and family of our graduates, as well as the community, are warmly invited to attend and celebrate their great achievement.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy some great jazz! Jeff plays from the great composers plus bossa nova, boogie boogie, blues, and originals.
Country, Western, and Bluegrass night
6:30pm / Roxys
We are bringing country flavor to our dancefloor! Join us in a celebration of Americana, and don't forget your cowboy hat! No cover, all ages welcome. We will be offering our full menu during this event as well as top tier drink specials.
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, May 31st
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.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Live Music with One Stan Country Band
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
May 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
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