Events on this Day

 Thursday, July 19th
Durango Nature Studies Kids' River Days
10:30am / Durango Nature Center
Age: 8 – 12 This program lets kids come spend half a day at the Nature Center floating in the Florida River, “stream tromping,” and learning about aquatic wildlife. Maximum of 15 kids each day. Visit to download registration form.
Bonnie Bishop / Wild Mountain
5:00pm / Buckley Park
Alpine Bank and Your Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College present Your Concert Hall @ the Park.   FREE live music at Buckley Park in historic downtown Durango. No tickets required. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs and the family for some great outdoor entertainment.   This week: Bonnie Biship followed by Wild Mountain
Fixing the Future
7:00pm / The Back Space Theatre
!!One Night Only!! In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by economic collapse. The film highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies. Following the documentary, audiences will enjoy an exclusive onscreen discussion panel featuring luminaries Bill McKibben, Majora Carter, Mike Brady and David Brancaccio. For more information on "Fixing the Future", please visit This film is a documentary, treat it as PG.
Music in the Mountains - Bach's Gift
7:00pm / St. Columba Church
Bach's Gift - Chamber Concert   Guillermo Figueroa, conductor  BACH: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3, 4, 5 & 2  Festival Musicians
Durango Melodrama and Vaudeville
7:45pm / Henry Strater Theatre
Located at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado, this great little theatre has been putting on shows and Melodrama since the early 1960’s when it housed the Diamond Circle Melodrama. Now, the Durango Melodrama has taken its place and proudly presents this summers production of “The Two Orphans”, By Eugene Corman and Phillipe d'Ennery.    As always, the show will be followed by a hilarious set of Vaudeville routines that are sure to end the night with belly laughs and songs. You can hiss the Villain, cheer the Hero, well you know the rest! This beautiful theatre is just the right setting for an affordable night of family fun and camaraderie.    The Two Orphans This is the story of two orphan girls, Henriette and Louise, who make their way to Paris. Henriette is kidnapped leaving her blind sister at the mercy of the unscrupulous Mme. La Frochard. The latter provides Louise with shelter on the condition that she begs for money. La Frochard has two sons; Jacques, the elder, who torments Louise, and Pierre, who falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Henriette has been arrested and sent to prison on a misunderstanding. A kindly doctor secures her release, but will she ever see her lost sister again...? Come to The Two Orphans and find out the answer.
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