June 2022 Events

 Wednesday, June 1st
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Thursday, June 2nd
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Meet the Artist Opening Reception for Veryl Goodnights Sled Dogs of America
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Maddy & Kev
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Maddy and Kev is a singer/songwriter duo from Mancos, Colorado. As individuals, they have always had a love for music and together they collaborate to offer harmony with their voices and instruments alike. When Kevin's blues-soaked background and childhood of listening to the classic sounds of Willie and Waylon meets Maddy's love for soulful sounds of jazz, country and folk, their music delivers a sweet and savory cuisine you must taste for yourself. The group recently recorded their debut album in Woodstock, New York and their music is available on all streaming platforms.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
 Friday, June 3rd
Animas River Days
8:00am / Santa Rita Park
Animas River Days includes these sporting events: river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom, an inflatable rodeo, and the local's favorite costumed river parade. Schedule TBA   Brought to you by 4Corners Riversports
Adopt-a-Thon
8:00am / La Plata County Humane Society
If you are thinking of adopting, this is the time to do it! This is a 2 day event from 8am-8pm both days. We will be having reduced adoption fees, yappy hour thanks to Thirsty Rooster Trailer Bar, games and more! Also, to celebrate our 50 year anniversary, we are doing a 50/50 raffle where half of the proceeds go to the animals and the other half will go to one lucky raffle ticket winner! Our goal is to have 50 adoptions to celebrate 50 years! Let's clear the shelter in time for our kennel renovation!
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
First Friday Pop Up
12:00pm / Bucks Parlor
First Friday Pop Up at Bucks Parlor. Swing in any first Friday of the month to see local artist and buy some cool vintage! Friday April 1st we will have three makers in the shop. One with lovely copper electraform jewelry, a ceramic artist and a textile artist. Please follow our socials for more info.
First Friday Art Show
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Create Art and Tea is now hosting First Friday. First Friday is an effort to bring art and charitable foundations together. On the First Friday of every month, Create Art and Tea will host an art opening featuring new artists.    Featured artists will choose a charity to support. A portion of the proceeds made from purchased art will go to the organization of choice. On opening night, you can expect light refreshments, live musical performances, the opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about the charitable organizations. The works for sale will remain in the loft area of the gallery for the remaining duration of each month.   Times may vary. Visit website for more details on each month's featured artists and charities!
20th Anniversary Celebration
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sorrel Sky Gallery and we would like to formally celebrate this momentous occasion. Several of the gallery's longtime artists will be joining us to reminisce about past years and look forward to many more years to come.    "Our goal, from the day we opened, has always been and will continue to be, creating lasting and meaningful relationships, with our artists, with our clients, with art lovers." — Shanan Campbell, owner.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Friday Night Laughs
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
ONE NIGHT ONLY!   Enjoy an evening of laughter with hilarious comics from around the country!    Featuring DJ Rybski and David Spaliaras
 Saturday, June 4th
Animas River Days
8:00am / Santa Rita Park
Animas River Days includes these sporting events: river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom, an inflatable rodeo, and the local's favorite costumed river parade. Schedule TBA   Brought to you by 4Corners Riversports
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.
Adopt-a-Thon
8:00am / La Plata County Humane Society
If you are thinking of adopting, this is the time to do it! This is a 2 day event from 8am-8pm both days. We will be having reduced adoption fees, yappy hour thanks to Thirsty Rooster Trailer Bar, games and more! Also, to celebrate our 50 year anniversary, we are doing a 50/50 raffle where half of the proceeds go to the animals and the other half will go to one lucky raffle ticket winner! Our goal is to have 50 adoptions to celebrate 50 years! Let's clear the shelter in time for our kennel renovation!
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Poltergeist - 40th Anniversary screening and Q&A with Screenwriter Michael Grais
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
On June 4th 1982, Poltergeist opened in movie theaters across the country and it became a worldwide phenomenon. It spawned 2 sequels and even a remake in 2015.   Directed by legendary director Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Speilberg and Michael Grais, this film is a modern classic that stands the test of time with its fantastic score and images that will forever be ingrained in your memories.    In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of this amazing film, the Durango Arts Center is honored to host a Q&A with screenwriter Michael Grais at each of the showings.    Come see Poltergiest (again or for the first time) on a big screen at the Durango Arts Center June 4th 2022. One night only - 2 screenings. 7pm and 10pm.    *The film is rated R and the MPAA recommends children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Concert
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College will kick off its inaugural season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The benefit concert will feature a company of over forty performers and musicians for this special event.    For more information, please go to www.durangotheatreworks.org
Poltergeist - 40th Anniversary screening and Q&A with Screenwriter Michael Grais
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
On June 4th 1982, Poltergeist opened in movie theaters across the country and it became a worldwide phenomenon. It spawned 2 sequels and even a remake in 2015.   Directed by legendary director Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Speilberg and Michael Grais, this film is a modern classic that stands the test of time with its fantastic score and images that will forever be ingrained in your memories.    In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of this amazing film, the Durango Arts Center is honored to host a Q&A with screenwriter Michael Grais at each of the showings.    Come see Poltergiest (again or for the first time) on a big screen at the Durango Arts Center June 4th 2022. One night only - 2 screenings. 7pm and 10pm.    *The film is rated R and the MPAA recommends children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
 Sunday, June 5th
Animas River Days
8:00am / Santa Rita Park
Animas River Days includes these sporting events: river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom, an inflatable rodeo, and the local's favorite costumed river parade. Schedule TBA   Brought to you by 4Corners Riversports
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday.    Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Durango Conscious Dance Outside
9:30am / The Smiley Building
Free-form conscious dance classes, by Julie Gentry, Certified Soul Motion® Facilitator, two Sunday mornings each month on the big back lawn at the Smiley Building in Durango. Come play, move, be…alone, with each other, with the ground, the trees, the mountains, the birds, the breeze and the sky.   These classes are "silent disco" style with provided headphones. Limited to 15 participants. No dance experience necessary.   Sliding scale: $10-$15
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Concert
2:00pm / Community Concert Hall
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College will kick off its inaugural season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The benefit concert will feature a company of over forty performers and musicians for this special event.    For more information, please go to www.durangotheatreworks.org
Durango Chamber Music Festival, Day 1
4:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Rochelle Man, Flute | Elizabeth Wheeler, Oboe and English Horn | Tatiana Mann, Piano | Philip, Julian, and Aleksandr Mann, Narrators   Stephanie Berg  Richard Wheeler  The Platypus Story (2019)   Stephanie Berg  Platytudes (2022)   This family concert opens the 14th annual Durango Chamber Music Festival. The concert will be followed by an ice cream social. Students enrolled in the music camps Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College and Durango Chamber Music Academy are encouraged to come and meet other students in the camps (admission to all festival concerts is included in camp registration fees). The public is also invited to this Colorado premiere of two new works by Stephanie Berg.   The Platypus Story was commissioned in 2018 by Rochelle Mann, Elizabeth Wheeler, and Richard Wheeler. It was premiered in Little Rock, Arkansaas, and was originally scheduled for the 2020 Durango Chamber Music festival.  Stephanie Berg, the composer, writes, "The Platypus Story follows the tale of various forest creatures, each belonging to their own bird, fish or mammal group. They each come across an animal that seems to defy categorization, and celebrate their differences as well as what they have in common.  The story's heartfelt message is one of strength in unity, and beauty in diversity."      The second work on the program, Platytudes, was commissioned in 2021. The artists will offer the premier performance on June 5, 2022.    Festival passes and tickets to individual concerts are available at DurangoChamberMusic.com, along with artist bios.
Ben Gibson Live
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.
 Monday, June 6th
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Durango Chamber Music Festival, Day 2
12:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Monday, June 6, 12:15 p.m.  CLASSY BRASS | Melissa Freeman, Horn | Chris Neirman, Trumpet | Connie Schulz, Euphonium | Mick Hesse, Trumpet   PROGRAM TBA  Music by Scheidt, Joplin, Sousa, Bach, Mozart and more    Festival passes and tickets to individual concerts are available at DurangoChamberMusic.com, along with artist bios.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, June 7th
Durango Chamber Music Festival, Day 3
12:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Tuesday, June 7, 12:15 p.m.  Sandy Kiefer, Cello | Jolan Friedhoff, Violin | Antoinette Perry, Piano    Reinhold Gliere  Duets for Violin and Cello   Johannes Brahms  Trio in C major, Op. 87   Festival passes and tickets to individual concerts are available at DurangoChamberMusic.com, along with artist bios.
Maddy & Kev
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Maddy and Kev is a singer/songwriter duo from Mancos, Colorado. As individuals, they have always had a love for music and together they collaborate to offer harmony with their voices and instruments alike. When Kevin's blues-soaked background and childhood of listening to the classic sounds of Willie and Waylon meets Maddy's love for soulful sounds of jazz, country and folk, their music delivers a sweet and savory cuisine you must taste for yourself. The group recently recorded their debut album in Woodstock, New York and their music is available on all streaming platforms.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
 Wednesday, June 8th
Durango Chamber Music Festival, Day 4
12:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Wednesday, June 8, 12:15 p.m.  DURANGO CHAMBER SINGERS | Elizabeth Crawford, Artistic Director | Christi Livingston, Collaborative Pianist   Heaven & Earth   EARTH  Jacob Narverud  Jambo    Frank Ticheli   Earth Song    John Rutter  For the Beauty of the Earth    arr. Ryan Nowlin  Shenandoah    Joseph Haydn  The Heavens Are Telling from The Creation    HEAVEN  Daniel Gawthrop  Sing Me to Heaven    Greg Gilpin  Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet    arr. Jeff Funk  Blue Moon    arr. Shawn Kirchner  Unclouded Day   Festival passes and tickets to individual concerts are available at DurangoChamberMusic.com, along with the complete schedule and artist bios.
Great Garden Series: From Concept to Completion
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! In this lecture we'll discuss the gorgeous Durango Botanic Gardens from concept, to completion, and beyond!
True West Rodeo
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!
 Thursday, June 9th
Durango Chamber Music Festival, Day 5
12:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Thursday, June 9, 12:15 p.m.  Gemma Kavanagh, Soprano | Rochelle Mann, Flute | C. Scott Hagler, Piano   George Frederic Handel   Meine Seele Hort Im Sehen HWV 207    Julius Benedict  The Wren - La Capinera    Amy Marcy Beach  Ah, Love but a day! Op.44, No.2   Jules Massenet  Élégie    Harold Arlen  Over the Rainbow   Sir Henry R. Bishop  Lo! Here the Gentle Lark   Festival passes and tickets to individual concerts are available at DurangoChamberMusic.com, along with artist bios.
Brendan Shafer
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Brendan Shafer is an American Roots musician focusing on the repertoire of old time string bands and other related styles. He has won awards for his clawhammer banjo playing and old time fiddling. Brendan is also a student of Bluegrass, ragtime, and traditional jazz music.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
 Friday, June 10th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Durango Chamber Music Festival, Day 6
12:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Friday, June 10, 12:15 p.m.  EASTON STUARD TRIO | Easton Stuard, Piano | Clay Lowder, Drums | Evan Suiter, Upright Bass   PROGRAM TBA   Festival passes and tickets to individual concerts are available at DurangoChamberMusic.com, along with artist bios.
Ladies Night
5:30pm / Horse Empower, LLC
A Great Networking Opportunity!
  Join us for an evening of horse play! There is just nothing like the bond that develops between women and horses. It's an experience, a connection like no other and they teach us so much in the process. Build trust and confidence. Develop new communication skills. Our Ladies Night is an excellent avenue to foster new relationships and network within our 4 Corners Community. Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!
 Saturday, June 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.
Waterfall Photography Workshop
3:00pm / Local Waterfall in Durango
This photography workshop focuses on the basics of how to use a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) or mirrorless camera right in the field. Learn how to use a camera you already have, borrow a camera from a friend, or rent a camera to find out what type you may want to invest in. There is no better way to learn than hands-on and in the field.    We will meet up and carpool to a waterfall. Dinner from Sage Farm Fresh Eats is included in the price. Check the website for more details.
 Sunday, June 12th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Queer Space Pride Fundraiser
4:00pm / Buckley Park
Fundraiser for the Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center (RYC). RYC is a vital resource for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and families. The event will include music, a youth talent show, concessions for sale, and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and free for youth under 12.    All proceeds will go to the Youth of Culture Program.
8th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Outdoor Concert, Barn Dance & Silent Auction
5:00pm / River Bend Ranch
The 8th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Outdoor Concert & Barn Dance featuring the very popular Tim Sullivan Band will be held at the lovely River Bend Ranch. Plan to take advantage of the Silent Auction featuring great artwork and items from local businesses. Bring your own picnic or Lone Spur Café will be serving a choice of their delicious pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, coleslaw or beans,and a drink for only $10. Cuevas Tacos Food Truck will also be serving up tasty Mexican Street Tacos--3 for $10 along with a drink. Your choice of 5 different fillings available. Scoops of wonderful Cream Bean Berry Ice Cream will be offered for dessert! Tickets $15 through June 5th. After June 5th, tickets $20 online and at the door. Free admission for children under 12. Tables and chairs will be located inside and out, but you might want to consider bringing your own lawn chairs/blanket if you would like to sit under the old willows by the beautiful 5 acre lake. Sorry, no pets. This event is a fundraiser for the Gathering and its youth programs.
 Monday, June 13th
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, June 14th
Leah Orlikowski
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Leah Orlikowski is a solo musician not defined by the genre she plays but by her interpretation and delivery. Her voice is rich and clear with a little grit and her guitar work rhythmic and in full support of vocals. Her repertoire contains a majority of 60,s folk/rock with twists and turns of songs that will surprise and keep you interested.
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, June 15th
True West Rodeo
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
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Thursday, June 16th
Concerts in the Park with Taylor Scott Band
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Once again, our amazing partner Alpine Bank and the Concert Hall have put together a line-up sure to set your feet a dancing and your soul afire with musicians from all around the country. This year we welcome KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio as a new sponsor and Fired Up Pizzeria is back to offer up some tasty offerings.   Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, invite your neighbors, pack up a picnic and join us for 7 amazing summer evenings of great tunes!   The Taylor Scott Band transcends the musical genres of Funk, Soul, Rock and R&B. Scott has recorded and toured the US, Canada and Europe with Blues legend, Otis Taylor and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule. The band's new release, "All We Have" was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and showcases Taylor Scott's prodigious talents as a singer, songwriter and electrifying guitarist, and the band's power, range and versatility.
Sean Harrison
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Sean Harrison is a songwriter from Fayetteville, Arkansas, best known for his humorous, quirky and self-mocking country tunes about the average guy's stumbles and struggles through American life. He also writes the occasional sad song about suckers and losers. His style crisscrosses boundaries of Country, Americana, Folk-Rock and Blues, but Sean describes himself simply as "a Southern songwriter."
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
 Friday, June 17th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
 Saturday, June 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.
 Sunday, June 19th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Father's Day Brunch - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Let's celebrate Father's Day with an amazing brunch by Distinct Dining & Candelaria's Salsa & Spice. This event is open to the public and veterans eat for FREE. Menu items include smoked tri-tip, whipped potatoes, eggs benedict, biscuits & gravy, bacon, hashbrowns, and so much more! $15/plate from 9 AM - 1 PM at the VFW Post 4031.
 Monday, June 20th
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, June 21st
Tim Sullivan
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from "The Crazy Horse" in Los Angeles to "Town Hall" on Broadway in New York City.
 Wednesday, June 22nd
Great Garden Series: Cooking with Scraps
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! In this lecture we'll learn how to cook delicious food with garden and vegetable scraps from CSU Extension Agent, Nicol Clark.
True West Rodeo
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!
Durango West Slope Startup Week Hometown Event
5:00pm / EsoTerra Outdoorsy Outpost
Celebrate Durango entrepreneurship with BIG thinkers from our hometown! We'll hear from local startup founders and get hyped for the upcoming West Slope Startup Week (WSSW), sponsored by SCAPE.   Get inspired by Southwest Colorado entrepreneur, Erin Neer, as we learn about her journey building MUNIRevs | LODGINGRevs, a cutting-edge technology that has delivered more than $1 billion to towns, cities, and states across the U.S. We'll chat about being a female founder and her advice for other entrepreneurs building businesses in our region.   We will also hear from our startup hosts, Elizabeth Philbrick founder of EsoTerra Cider, as she shares her story of building community across the Southwest through artisanal cider. Plus an update from Outdoorsy on their new Outpost format and how it supports accessibility to Main Avenue for other local businesses.   Come out to celebrate innovation in the region, meet other doers and shakers, and learn more about WSSW, a week-long conference July 11-15 offering free educational and networking programming for regional entrepreneurs, creatives, and small business owners. See this event and full WSSW schedule: https://sched.co/121vy
 Thursday, June 23rd
Concerts in the Park with Nosotros
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Once again, our amazing partner Alpine Bank and the Concert Hall have put together a line-up sure to set your feet a dancing and your soul afire with musicians from all around the country. This year we welcome KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio as a new sponsor and Fired Up Pizzeria is back to offer up some tasty offerings.   Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, invite your neighbors, pack up a picnic and join us for 7 amazing summer evenings of great tunes!   Nosotros, one of the most recognizable Latin bands in the Southwest United States is ‘back by popular demand’ to perform in Durango. They seamlessly combine Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that is unmistakably their own. They have been featured on NPR’s Alt Latino, twice been named winners in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music.
The Badly Bent
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
The Badly Bent has been playing bluegrass music since 1998. Based in Durango, Colorado, the band was the winner of the 2005 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition and has performed at over 100 festivals across the United States. The band has recently released its third CD, "Too Late To Care', which follows previous releases of "The Badly Bent" and "Olive or Twist." For James Ranch, we will be a trio comprised of Cindi Trautmann (fiddle, vocals), Patrick Dressen (guitar, vocals), and Mark Epstein (banjo, vocals).
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
 Friday, June 24th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
 Saturday, June 25th
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.
2022 DBG Gardens on Tour
9:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens/Durango Public Library
The Durango Botanic Gardens (DBG) announces plans for their annual Gardens on Tour. The event takes place on Saturday, June 25 from 9am-4pm. Mark your calendar for May 3 to log onto the DBG website to secure your reservation (credit cards only). This year's tour features the largest number of gardens ever for this annual event with nine private gardens for your viewing pleasure alongside the DBG gardens. Registered visitors will obtain a wristband and guidebook during designated times on either Friday, June 24 or Saturday, June 25. Don't delay! Ticket sales may be limited as over 300 visitors participated in last year's event.
Community Art Market
10:00am / Hermosa Cafe parking lot
All artists are invited to set up a table, booth or tent at no charge. Space is on first come basis. There are free crafts for kids. This event happens on the last Sat of every month through the summer. Everyone is welcome. Market goes from 10 - 2:30. Set up begins at 8:30am.
 Sunday, June 26th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Durango Conscious Dance Outside
9:30am / The Smiley Building
Free-form conscious dance classes, by Julie Gentry, Certified Soul Motion® Facilitator, two Sunday mornings each month on the big back lawn at the Smiley Building in Durango. Come play, move, be…alone, with each other, with the ground, the trees, the mountains, the birds, the breeze and the sky.   These classes are "silent disco" style with provided headphones. Limited to 15 participants. No dance experience necessary.   Sliding scale: $10-$15
Veterans Annual River Raft Trip & Picnic
10:30am / VFW
Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventures, the Durango VFW, American Legion and Elks Lodge sponsor the 5th annual picnic and FREE raft trips for Veterans & their Families.   Between 11 AM and 3 PM at the Durango VFW. Raft trip registration starts at 10:30.    Honored to serve those who have served.
 Monday, June 27th
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, June 28th
Devin Scott
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Armed with a ukulele and a big, unexpected voice, Devin Scott easily entertains audiences of all ages. Performing everything from Coolio to Patsy Cline, Devin aims to include every one of his listeners.
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, June 29th
Animas City Night Bazaar
5:00pm / Animas Alley
Art | Community-building | Performances | Live Music | Games | Contests | Fun for all ages!   Go to website to reference locations as they may vary on Animas Alley!
True West Rodeo
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
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Thursday, June 30th
Concerts in the Park with US Air Force Academy Band – The Falconaires
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Once again, our amazing partner Alpine Bank and the Concert Hall have put together a line-up sure to set your feet a dancing and your soul afire with musicians from all around the country. This year we welcome KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio as a new sponsor and Fired Up Pizzeria is back to offer up some tasty offerings.   Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, invite your neighbors, pack up a picnic and join us for 7 amazing summer evenings of great tunes!   The United States Air Force Academy Band - The Falconaires represent the young men and women at the United States Air Force Academy. These community relations concerts seek to inspire patriotism and service, and connect our nation’s citizens to their armed forces. The band members support the U.S. Air Forces Central Command mission, promote troop morale, diplomacy, and outreach to international communities. They play a major role in cultivating our national heritage through America's foremost indigenous musical genre of Jazz.
Maddy & Kev
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Maddy and Kev is a singer/songwriter duo from Mancos, Colorado. As individuals, they have always had a love for music and together they collaborate to offer harmony with their voices and instruments alike. When Kevin's blues-soaked background and childhood of listening to the classic sounds of Willie and Waylon meets Maddy's love for soulful sounds of jazz, country and folk, their music delivers a sweet and savory cuisine you must taste for yourself. The group recently recorded their debut album in Woodstock, New York and their music is available on all streaming platforms.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
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