October 2022 Events

 Saturday, October 1st
Vintage LOVE Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Vintage LOVE market is this weekend. Vintage & artisan shopping event for home, garden & more. Is your style Mid-century? Rustic? Classic? Boho? Industrial? Modern Farmhouse? Whatever your style, find inspiration in beautifully staged booths of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Want a jump on the best Vintage LOVE market finds of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and jewelry? Come for the VIP evening Soiree! Limited to first 200 shoppers. Visit with friends, sip our signature cocktail and be the first to see the gorgeous displays. Benefits the Woman's Resource Center of Durango.    Friday, Sept 30 from 4 till 7 pm, $7* at the door (*also includes General Admission for Sat.10am-4pm). More info at vintageLOVEmarket.com   Vintage LOVE market is only here Fri., Sept 30 thru Sun Oct 2; at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Visit Durango and Honey House Distillery.
Four Corners West Coast Weekend
8:00am / American Legion
Join the West Slope Westies with award-winning pro dancers and special guest instructors Maxime & Torri Zzaoui for a weekend of workshops designed to take your West Coast Swing to the next level!
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / 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.
High Dynamic Range Photography
9:00am / Future Light Digital
The high contrast of normal sunny daylight scenes is often hard to capture with a single shot. High dynamic range photography circumvents these limitations by combining multiple exposure values in a single image. This one-day workshop is a combination of hands-on shooting and classroom instruction that explores advanced techniques in tone mapping using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to create the HDR image.
Durango Vintage Festivus
9:00am / Tico Time River Resort
Durango Vintage Festivus is a 3-day celebration of vintage clothing with a fun denim Olympics, vendors from all over the country, live auction of 100+ items, bulk sale, coffee roundtable discussion, camping and live music. Top collectors, buyers, sellers and designers in the clothing and collectible world will mingle and revel in all things vintage. The Vintage Festivus is the first of it's kind in the Four Corners area and will be held at the beautiful outdoor venue at Tico Time Resort.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Alternative Horizons 2nd Annual 18 Hole Drive Out Domestic Violence Golf Tournament
10:00am / Hillcrest Golf Course
Fundraiser to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Four person teams $500. Shotgun start at 10 AM on October 1, 2022. Lots of prizes, food, and fun! Register online at GOLFHILLCREST.com or in-person the day of the event. Call alternative horizons at 970-247-4374 if you have questions, want to be a sponsor, or make a donation. Registration starts this week, register early!
Women Outside Adventure Forum
10:00am / Backcountry Experience + Others
The 5th Annual Women Outside Adventure Forum is back in Durango! Ready to try a new sport, make adventure buddies, or plan your next big adventure? Join us on Saturday and Sunday for a collection of hands-on workshops and clinics:   *Learn field repair hacks for your next bikepacking trip  *Get started with packrafting on the Animas River  *Discover the basics of outdoor photography   *Experience the outdoors through creative writing  *Plan your first desert backpacking trip  *And more…   Visit WomenOutside.org for the full schedule.    The theme for this year's event is "Permission Slip." Giving yourself permission to pursue a dream is hard. If you've ever felt like you didn't have the know-how, the friends, or even the capacity to try a new activity or embark on a big adventure, this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is for you. We're giving you a permission slip to stop waiting and start doing.
Solar & Net Zero Home Tour
10:00am / 4CORE (Four Corners Office for Resource Effieciency)
Visit Innovative, Energy Efficient & Solar-Powered Sites   Finish the Day @ 4CORE's Sunset Soirée Fundraiser @The James Ranch  After Tour Soirée, 5:30-8:30pm  Dinner, Music, & Cocktails  Overlooking the Animas Valley   Tickets for Both Tour & Soirée Online Tour Tickets $12, Soiree (includes Tour)$65, Children $15 www.fourcore.org/solar-home-tour, email: info@fourcore.org Four
Durango Cowboy Gathering Parade
10:30am / Downtown
One of the highlights of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the largest motorless parade in Colorado. This much anticipated event takes place downtown on Saturday morning following a delicious chuckwagon breakfast that begins at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of 5th and Main. An Old West gunfight in front of the Main Mall kicks off the parade which starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. The colorful procession does not involve any vehicles—just historic wagons and carriages, lovely ladies & gents dressed in period costumes, and buckaroos on stick horses. And of course, there will be horses, lots of horses as well mules, donkeys, and even a llama or two.    Anyone is welcome to enter the parade and there is no entry fee. So why not get dressed up and join in the fun? If you can't enter, come on down that morning and cheer on those who do. In addition to a cowboy breakfast, there will be live music at the Main Mall. You'll have a great time and will be supporting Durango's western heritage.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
10:30am / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Join us for early morning laughs with Kid Ever. Featuring the hottest new comics in the Southwest. Ticket price includes attendance at workshop or participation in the comedy hike (both to follow after showcase)
Cowboy Poetry and Music, Storytelling and Folklore
11:00am / Various Venues
The daytime sessions are free!   You will find musicians and poets at the Strater Hotel, Wild Horse Saloon, the Four Leaves Winery and strolling the streets. Concurrent sessions change every hour in each location. Visit our Performer Page for a complete listing. In the Open Sessions, anyone can entertain. To sign up, call Karren Little at 970-382-8897.    Daytime session schedule  http://www.durangocowboygathering.org/images/PDFS/Saturday%20schedule.pdf
Community Apple Press - Free to Public
11:00am / The Animas Valley Grange
Free and open to the public!   Please bring your apples to make cider and container to take it home.
Rising Stars Durango Cowboy Gathering Youth Show
1:30pm / Durango VFW Hall
Adults $15. Children 12 and under FREE with an adult.  All young western musicians and poets.
Durango Cowboy Gathering ~ A Tribute to Miss Kitty
3:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
A Tribute to Miss Kitty From the TV Series Gunsmoke   Ellie English has a strong background in classical theater, vocal training, historic dance and costuming. Her latest work has been writing and performing living history lectures about the ladies of the West at theaters, museums and festivals. Her portrayal of Miss Kitty of Gunsmoke fame includes a presentation with songs from the show.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
4:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
An afternoon showcase featuring some of the top comics in the country.
Sunset Soiree
5:30pm / James Ranch
After the Solar and Net Zero Home Tour!   4CORE's Sunset Soirée Fundraiser  After Tour Soirée, 5:30-8:30pm  Dinner, Music, & Cocktails  Overlooking the Animas Valley  Tickets for Both Tour & Soirée Online   Tour Tickets $12, Soiree (includes Tour)$65, Children $15 www.fourcore.org/solar-home-tour, email: info@fourcore.org Four
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Evening Performances
6:00pm / Durango VFW Hall
Two Evening Performances by Cowboy Poets and Musicians. Part of the 34th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Avenue 6:00 and 8:30. For information on performers and to buy tickets, visit https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/DurangoCowboyGathering/4678
Merely Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT
7:00pm / Merely Underground
All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. Music and poetry escort romance into the Forest of Arden where best friends stick together and love notes grow on trees. Our playful production is filled with flirtatious disguise, witty encounters, inventive puppetry, original music, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Professional out-of-town actors Erika Vetter, Adam Fontana, and Zachary Chiero appear as Rosalind, Orlando, and Touchstone, joining a company of experienced and talented locals in the show that gave Merely Players our name.   Preshow Plot chats are offered 45 minutes before each show begins and are included in the ticket price. The show is appropriate for the entire family.   Tickets: $30
Four Corners Comedy Festival
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Saturday Night Showcase with Headliner Irma Ruiz, Feature Adam Dominguez and Host Jill Carlson
Liver Down the River with special guest Alex Blocker Band
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+ / Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  Tickets on sale online / Paper Ticket available at Animas Trading Company on Wednesday August 24th   Founded in Durango, and relocated to the Front Range of Colorado is the Funk-edeli-grass band Liver Down The River. Since its creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of the funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living.    "A Funkadelic hoedown that will send you into infinity and beyond." - DGO Mag   Their unique sound and high energy performances have led them to share the stage with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, and The New Mastersounds to name a few.    Alex Blocker breaks boundaries with a genre fusing style of contemporary music that combines elements of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Jazz. Influenced by his Chicago roots, Blocker has expressed musical ingenuity as a producer, instrumentalist, video director, teacher, and more. His summer 2022 tour took him through Southern California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Be on the lookout for his next music video, "A Rose From the North." Blocker currently resides in Denver.
 Sunday, October 2nd
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!
Four Corners West Coast Weekend
8:30am / American Legion
Join the West Slope Westies with award-winning pro dancers and special guest instructors Maxime & Torri Zzaoui for a weekend of workshops designed to take your West Coast Swing to the next level!
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!
Vintage LOVE Market
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Vintage LOVE market is this weekend. Vintage & artisan shopping event for home, garden & more. Is your style Mid-century? Rustic? Classic? Boho? Industrial? Modern Farmhouse? Whatever your style, find inspiration in beautifully staged booths of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Want a jump on the best Vintage LOVE market finds of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and jewelry? Come for the VIP evening Soiree! Limited to first 200 shoppers. Visit with friends, sip our signature cocktail and be the first to see the gorgeous displays. Benefits the Woman's Resource Center of Durango.    Friday, Sept 30 from 4 till 7 pm, $7* at the door (*also includes General Admission for Sat.10am-4pm). More info at vintageLOVEmarket.com   Vintage LOVE market is only here Fri., Sept 30 thru Sun Oct 2; at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Visit Durango and Honey House Distillery.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Women Outside Adventure Forum
10:00am / Outdoorsy Outpost + Others
The 5th Annual Women Outside Adventure Forum is back in Durango! Ready to try a new sport, make adventure buddies, or plan your next big adventure? Join us on Saturday and Sunday for a collection of hands-on workshops and clinics:   *Learn field repair hacks for your next bikepacking trip  *Get started with packrafting on the Animas River  *Discover the basics of outdoor photography   *Experience the outdoors through creative writing  *Plan your first desert backpacking trip  *And more…   Visit WomenOutside.org for the full schedule.    The theme for this year's event is "Permission Slip." Giving yourself permission to pursue a dream is hard. If you've ever felt like you didn't have the know-how, the friends, or even the capacity to try a new activity or embark on a big adventure, this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is for you. We're giving you a permission slip to stop waiting and start doing.
A Cowboy and His Creator
10:00am / Durango Cowboy Church
Inspirational poetry and music featuring invited performers.  After the program, join us for a Potluck Lunch - Bring your favorite side dish to share; meat will be provided.
Durango Vintage Festivus
10:00am / Tico Time River Resort
Durango Vintage Festivus is a 3-day celebration of vintage clothing with a fun denim Olympics, vendors from all over the country, live auction of 100+ items, bulk sale, coffee roundtable discussion, camping and live music. Top collectors, buyers, sellers and designers in the clothing and collectible world will mingle and revel in all things vintage. The Vintage Festivus is the first of it's kind in the Four Corners area and will be held at the beautiful outdoor venue at Tico Time Resort.
Merely Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT
2:00pm / Merely Underground
All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. Music and poetry escort romance into the Forest of Arden where best friends stick together and love notes grow on trees. Our playful production is filled with flirtatious disguise, witty encounters, inventive puppetry, original music, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Professional out-of-town actors Erika Vetter, Adam Fontana, and Zachary Chiero appear as Rosalind, Orlando, and Touchstone, joining a company of experienced and talented locals in the show that gave Merely Players our name.   Preshow Plot chats are offered 45 minutes before each show begins and are included in the ticket price. The show is appropriate for the entire family.   Tickets: $30
Open Mic
5:30pm / Mountain Monk Coffee
Spoken word, comedy, music, and creative experiences in this classic coffee house setting. 5:30 sign-up, 6/8pm, every other Sunday
Young Dubliners
7:30pm / Animas City Theatre
$25/$30 / 21+  After thirty years as one of the world's leading Celtic Rock bands, the Young Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album and will dedicate much of the year to the project while still heading out on the road for their summer tour. The boys spent the first quarter of 2022 playing shows all over the US and "reconnecting with fans while we tightened up as a musical unit and prepared to hit the studio" says lead singer, Keith Roberts.The band is Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals), Justin Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar).   With a solid line up and a new batch of songs to play, The YD are excited to get out on the road and continue to bring back live music into people's lives. New dates are being added daily as the world reopens. "We want to be the band who reminds the world how important a good gig can be to our sanity after what we've all been through" says Roberts. For only the second time the band is looking to its fans to finance the album instead of a traditional record company. "The business has changed so muchover our lifetime that it no longer makes sense for us to take money from a label and then owe it all back" says Roberts. "Making all our supporters co producers is a far more rewarding way to make a record and allows us to maintain control all the way". The band have teamed up with long timeproducer, Irish born Tim Boland, and will begin recording in the coming months. The Young Dubliners have released nine albums to date. The set on the upcoming dates will draw from all their albums and include unreleased new material.   In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared twice on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and many more.   Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock', that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence is certainly there, but it's not the only influence that bursts through on their albums or live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea", explains Roberts "The sound was intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though I am from Ireland, a lot of the music I listened to growing up wasn't Irish at all, but when I got here, I got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you'll end up with"
 Monday, October 3rd
Cascade Canyon Express excursions all week
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
2022 Faculty Biennial Mon -Thurs this week!
11:00am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
FLC Art Gallery presents the 2022 FACULTY BIENNIAL featuring artwork by the Department of Art & Design faculty!    The exhibit will run 9/15 - 10/19/22.
Beginning Bridge Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays!
2:30pm / Durango La Plata Senior Center
Learn to Play the World's Best Game!   Tuesdays 2:30-5:30 pm and Thursdays 9-11 am & 12:30-3:30 pm. Durango La Plata Sr Center, 2424 Main Ave.    Students pay only $45 (books & supplies). No partner needed. Singles welcome. Sponsored by Durango Bridge Club http://www.durangobridgeclub.org.    For more info & to enroll contact Michelle at harlowshell@icloud.com or 970.946.9989.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Durango Cycling Legends Meet & Greet
5:00pm / Mountain Bike Specialist
Spoketober is a celebration of Durango's tight-knit and passionate cycling community, highlighting the decades of dedication and sweat equity its residents have committed to make Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation featuring over 300-miles of singletrack trails and being home to numerous Olympians.    Spoketober will kick off on Oct. 3rd at 5 p.m. at Mountain Bike Specialists featuring a Meet & Greet with Durango Cycling Legend Ned Overend, Todd Wells, Payson McElveen, Howard Grotts, Ellen Campbell and other local pro riders.
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! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
 Tuesday, October 4th
Lunch & Learn: How to Leverage CO Data for your Biz
12:00pm / SCAPE
Did you know that Colorado has a plethora of data that is available to the public? Why is that cool? You (yes, you) can use this data to help with all sorts of business decision making. Join us at the SCAPE headquarters for a Lunch and Learn with Anni Proctor, the Business Intelligence Center and Go Code Colorado Program Manager for the Colorado Department of State.   She's joining us from Denver to share the Business Intelligence Center's tools and resources for the Colorado business community and teach what data is available, where it lives and how to use it. Learn real examples that apply to our rural region, plus, gain a sneak peek at what's next for the 2023 Go Code Colorado Challenge.   She will also be sharing information about Colorado's Business & Economic Indicators Dashboard. This is a monthly barometer of the state's economy, presenting a summary of business filings, business conditions, and state and national economic metrics.   This event is perfect for both business owners and community leaders looking to use data to better position themselves for measurable success.   We will be offering free Homeslice Pizza for the event, please RSVP below to reserve a slice (or two) >> https://www.goscape.org/events/data
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Twin Buttes Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes of Durango
Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a mid-June to early October market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs, and sometimes honey, grown or produced by Twin Buttes farmers you'll come to know. We also offer numerous frozen cuts of locally-raised, grass-fed beef.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Volunteer Advocate Hotline Training
4:00pm / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, to staff our 24-Hour hotline, including those who are bi-lingual. This is a mobile opportunity. All you need is a phone and a private confidential space to take a call. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free, comprehensive training.    Next Volunteer Training, September 20th through Oct 4th. Training will be held on Fort Lewis campus. For more information call the office at 970-247-4374 or email volunteer coordinator at advocacy-services@alternativehorizons.org. Go to our website https://alternativehorizons.org/get-involved/#volunteer
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing 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 the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
 Wednesday, October 5th
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Beverage Tastings
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting AND sample our incredible chocolate or beverages at our in-cafe tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational beverage tasting. These tastings are in-house trainings to educate our staff about our offerings and we love to have the public join us!   Beverage tastings may be coffee or espresso based, or might include alcohol such as spirits or wine; it all depends on what our staff is learning about that week!   Each week will be something different, whether we're tasting the difference between a cappuccino (or as we call it, The Claim Jumper) and a Harlot (otherwise known as a latte), or sampling a new cocktail we're considering for our cocktail & chocolate pairing menu.   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new! Plus, don't forget: on the Wednesdays we aren't doing beverage tastings, we'll be doing chocolate tastings! Join us each Wednesday at 5:00 for an in-cafe tasting!
2023 Snowdown Kickoff
5:30pm / The Roost
Join the Snowdown bored of directors (yes, that's how we spell it) for the kickoff to 2023 Snowdown! See the unveiling of the poster, learn about and sign up for volunteer opportunities, and sign up your business or organization to host events. Free apps, cash bar.
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, October 6th
Share Your Garden Thursdays!
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange (just north of the hot springs)
Gathers produce to distribute to those in need in our community. Bring your extra veggies and fruit to help out.
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Ska-BQ: Rob Webster
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Friday, October 7th
Share the Love Cycle
9:00am / Buckley Park
Spoketober is a celebration of Durango's tight-knit and passionate cycling community, highlighting the decades of dedication and sweat equity its residents have committed to make Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation featuring over 300-miles of singletrack trails and being home to numerous Olympians.    This event, "Share the Love Cycle," is a Bicycle Recycle & Upcycle event that will benefit the Navajo Nation.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
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.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Monster Mug! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a Monster Mug to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin! $30.00 Per Participant
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!
A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch
6:00pm / Falfa Pumpkin Patch
Come see our spooky animated monsters come to life! Hot chocolate, treats, and a Halloween movie are included with the price of admission. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes, bring a flashlight, and can ride the train around the pumpkin patch (additional $3).
 Saturday, October 8th
14th Annual Apple Days Festival
8:00am / Durango Farmers Market (TBK parking lot)
Join the Good Food Collective and the Durango Farmers Market for the 14th Annual Apple Days Festival! The festival celebrates our region's apple abundance, helps feed our community, reduces waste, and saves the bears! We invite you to join us at the Durango Farmers Market where you can press apples into fresh local cider, eat tasty treats, participate in the apple pie-eating contest, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities!
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / 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.
Rivers for Resilience
9:00am / Santa Rita Park
You are invited to join us for Rivers for Resilience—a fun stewardship, education, and community action event to protect and preserve the Animas River.   The activities will start at 9:00 am at the Santa Rita Park Pavilion with a morning river clean up with Broads staff and partners. This will be followed at noon by a brown-bag lunch—provided by Broads—and a lunch talk from the San Juan Citizens Alliance Riverkeeper on the importance and value of intact, protected watersheds, especially in a time of climate change.   Then, from 5:30-9:00 pm at Fort Lewis College, there will be a film screening of The Colorado Problem: The River in the Red, which explores the relationship between climate change and the fate of the Colorado River Basin. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion with local conservation experts who will share how the Durango community can get involved as climate activists.   Rivers for Resilience is free and open to all ages, ability levels, and understanding of climate change and watersheds! REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Share the Love Cycle
9:00am / Buckley Park
Spoketober is a celebration of Durango's tight-knit and passionate cycling community, highlighting the decades of dedication and sweat equity its residents have committed to make Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation featuring over 300-miles of singletrack trails and being home to numerous Olympians.    This event, "Share the Love Cycle," is a Bicycle Recycle & Upcycle event that will benefit the Navajo Nation.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Studio and Location Lighting for Photographers
10:00am / Future Light Digital
To expand your creative options, move beyond the limitations of available light and explore the world of studio strobes. In this class, we will demonstrate both dedicated camera speedlights, and independent strobes from Godox and Flashpoint. The new wireless systems eliminate the restrictions of cables and power requirements enabling a flexible approach to flash photography. This four- hour class covers all the basics to get you started into the world of strobe lighting.
Aquí Estamos/ Here We Are: Celebrating our young artists from the Latine Community!
12:00pm / Durango Public Library
Aquí Estamos/ Here We Are: Celebrating our young artists from the Latine Community! For the last two years, latine children, with the help of Kate Husted and Gyana Gomar, have been creating art and working with clay and medicinal plants of the region to express and explore their emotions. Please join us on Saturday, October 8 from noon - 2pm at Durango Public Library to hear from the artists in their own voices about this experience.
Aquí Estamos: Celebrando artistas jóvenes de la comunidad Latina!
12:00pm / Durango Public Library
Durante los últimos dos años, niños y niñas latines, como método de exploración a sus emociones y con la ayuda de Kate Husted y Gyana Gomar, han estado creando arte con barro y plantas medicinales de la región. Únase a nosotros para escuchar de sus propias voces sobre esta experiencia.
Early Photographers of Durango
1:30pm / Zoom
Please join us on Zoom for the Second Saturday Series Seminar "Early Photographers of Durango". Kathy Gibson, the great-granddaughter of photographer Frank Gonner, will share the stories of several other photographers who documented the landscape and the people who lived here. There is no charge for the webinar which will be recorded, but registration is required at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Local First's 2022 Harvest Dinner
5:00pm / The Smiley Building Lawn
You're invited to celebrate our region's diverse foodscape and hardworking producers at Local First's 6th Annual Harvest Dinner. Gather with foodies and friends for this year's multiple-course feast showcasing our community's fresh produce, grass-fed meats, and culinary mastery.    Tickets are $135 (including gratuity and tax). Purchase tickets at www.local-first.org/harvestdinner
Bow Wow Film Festival
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Bow Wow Film Festival is back for its final year! Laugh, cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel at all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives! This event will take place at the Durango Arts Center. Doors open at 6pm and the show will begin at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there!   Tickets are $20/per person.   100% of the proceeds benefit the homeless animals entrusted to our care!   Bow Wow is a traveling film festival that celebrates, educates, and inspires all things doggie, through the art of short film. Bow Wow Film Fest features some of the years' best pooch-themed short films all wrapped up in one beautiful, fun-loving package!
Make a Stone Pendant
10:00pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 6 hour class hosted by the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, students will create a pendant using sterling silver, fine silver, and a beautiful stone. The lesson will including beginning techniques for soldering, sawing, overlay, bezel making, and stone setting.    All supplies are included. Tuition is $150. To register contact the instructor Jama Crawford at jama@frontier.net. Walk ins are not allowed due to limited space.
 Sunday, October 9th
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!
30th Annual Toy Run
9:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
There will be a silent auction, raffle, chili lunch donated by Oscar's café, and cash bar. Along with Santa Claus leading our ride to the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall!
Share the Love Cycle
9:00am / Buckley Park
Spoketober is a celebration of Durango's tight-knit and passionate cycling community, highlighting the decades of dedication and sweat equity its residents have committed to make Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation featuring over 300-miles of singletrack trails and being home to numerous Olympians.    This event, "Share the Love Cycle," is a Bicycle Recycle & Upcycle event that will benefit the Navajo Nation.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Metal Inlay Pendant
10:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 6 hour class, hosted by the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, students will learn an intermediate jewelry making technique called metal inlay. Lessons include design, sawing, sweat soldering, and simple stone setting to produce a unique piece of wearable art.    All materials and stones are provided and the class fee is $150. This class is team taught by Jama Crawford and Megan Maurillo. To register, please email jama@frontier.net. Walk ins are not allowed due to limited space.
Group Ride from Fort Lewis College to Buckley Park
12:00pm / Fort Lewis College Clock Tower
As part of Durango's inaugural "Spoketober" events series, join us for a group ride from Fort Lewis College to Buckley Park!    We will meet up at 12 pm at the Fort Lewis College Clock Tower for a 1 pm Ride to Buckley Park (1250 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301).
Silent Sundays with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Award-winning pianist Adam Swanson accompanies classic silent film comedies LIVE! A universally enjoyed classic artform everyone in the family can enjoy.
Silent Sundays With Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Award-winning pianist Adam Swanson accompanies classic silent film comedies LIVE! A universally enjoyed classic artform everyone in the family can enjoy.
Bolero! French Impressions
3:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The thrill of the Symphony gets underway with a program called Bolero! French Impressions. The experiments and advances in orchestral writing during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Paris were absolutely sensational and changed the course of modern music for generations. Our exploration of this fruitful period of French repertoire includes the audience-favorite Bolero by the great Maurice Ravel alongside music by Claude Debussy, Arthur Honneger,Eric Satie, and Lili Boulanger. Bring your finest beret!
 Monday, October 10th
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
2022 Faculty Biennial Mon -Thurs this week!
11:00am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
FLC Art Gallery presents the 2022 FACULTY BIENNIAL featuring artwork by the Department of Art & Design faculty!    The exhibit will run 9/15 - 10/19/22.
Beginning Bridge Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays!
2:30pm / Durango La Plata Senior Center
Learn to Play the World's Best Game!   Tuesdays 2:30-5:30 pm and Thursdays 9-11 am & 12:30-3:30 pm. Durango La Plata Sr Center, 2424 Main Ave.    Students pay only $45 (books & supplies). No partner needed. Singles welcome. Sponsored by Durango Bridge Club http://www.durangobridgeclub.org.    For more info & to enroll contact Michelle at harlowshell@icloud.com or 970.946.9989.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Jewelry Making for the Soul
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each week students will discover fun and different guided projects that introduce basic jewelry making techniques.    Week one - colorful earrings with glass beads or polished stones.   Week two - wire wrapping.   Week three - bracelets.   Week four - necklaces and de-stressing with beads  and weeks 4 and 5 - Steampunk Extravaganza!
Sprints Workshop-Microsoft, Excel, Small Business Must Knows
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Develop a solid grasp on all that Micrsoft Excel has to offer to help you successfully deploy, create, and facilitate daily business practices and processes. You'll learn by doing in this hands-on course tailored for small business owners with a small workforce.   $525 $399   Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints. Register at-innovation.fortlewis.edu/sprint
Sprints Workshop-Microsoft, Excel, Small Business Must Knows
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Develop a solid grasp on all that Micrsoft® Excel® has to offer to help you successfully deploy, create, and facilitate daily business practices and processes. You'll learn by doing in this hands-on course tailored for small business owners with a small workforce. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
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! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
 Tuesday, October 11th
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Sprints Workshop-Microsoft, Excel, Small Business Must Knows
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Develop a solid grasp on all that Micrsoft® Excel® has to offer to help you successfully deploy, create, and facilitate daily business practices and processes. You'll learn by doing in this hands-on course tailored for small business owners with a small workforce. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing 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 the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
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, October 12th
Creative Photoshop for Photographers
10:00am / Future Light Digital
Whether you are new to Adobe Photoshop, or would like to refresh your skills, this full day class will demonstrate the creative possibilities of this essential tool for the digital photographer. Participants learn best practices for using the editing tools and techniques needed to create compelling and dynamic images.    This workshop uses Photoshop Creative Cloud 2022, but earlier versions will also work. You are encouraged to bring your own images and laptop to edit during the workshop, but sample images will be provided as well.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
Sprints Workshop-Microsoft, Excel, Small Business Must Knows
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Develop a solid grasp on all that Micrsoft® Excel® has to offer to help you successfully deploy, create, and facilitate daily business practices and processes. You'll learn by doing in this hands-on course tailored for small business owners with a small workforce. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Through the Roots
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Few things ever grow tall without roots. For the members of Through The Roots, it took a decade of inspired songwriting and heavy touring to develop the band's unique sound: a modern blend of roots reggae, hip-hop, rock, and electronic pop. It's a sound that nods to the band's diverse influences while also reaching far beyond them, and it began humbly enough, with the guys hosting their own backyard shows in college towns across Southern California. Word spread. Crowds grew. Through The Roots bought a renovated school bus and hit the road hard, graduating from college frat parties to larger clubs, building their audience, show by energetic show. Throughout it all, the band kept writing and exploring new sounds, working their way towards a truly unique sound that blended tradition with technology
 Thursday, October 13th
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come catch the excitement as the best collegiate mountain bikers from all over the country descend on Purgatory Resort for four days of competition.
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Ska-BQ: Chuck Hank
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Sprints Workshop-Microsoft, Excel, Small Business Must Knows
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Develop a solid grasp on all that Micrsoft® Excel® has to offer to help you successfully deploy, create, and facilitate daily business practices and processes. You'll learn by doing in this hands-on course tailored for small business owners with a small workforce. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
 Friday, October 14th
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come catch the excitement as the best collegiate mountain bikers from all over the country descend on Purgatory Resort for four days of competition.
Ride the Train to Cascade!
9:30am / Animas Museum
The Animas Museum will host a five-hour ride in a classic railroad coach on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Cascade Canyon with historic interpreters providing narration about interesting points along the route.    Departure is at 9:45 a.m. and return is at 3:00 p.m. Snacks and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch or buy lunch in the concession car. Seating is limited.    Call the Animas Museum at 970 259-2402 to make reservations or use the PayPal button at animasmuseum.org/events.html. Tickets are $100 each.
Around The World - A Fashion Show Benefit for iAM MUSIC = Early Show
4:00pm / Lively (a boutique)
Pre Party- 4pm-5pm  Early Show- 5pm-7pm   The seasons are transitioning; it is that magical, color-change time of year. iAM MUSIC & Lively Boutique present our 4th Annual 2022 F/W Fashion Show 'Around the World.' As two Women-led organizations, we are thrilled to team up again to create events that are unique, fun, and have a positive impact on our community. This is truly a one-of-a-kind event that has sold out every year! All proceeds go directly to supporting iAM MUSIC's expansive education, outreach, and artist-development programming as a 501c3 non-profit.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Fall Yard Gnome! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a Fall Yard Gnome to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin! $30.00 Per Participant
Durango Open Studio Tour -- Taster Art Opening
5:00pm / The Smiley Cafe
We are super excited to be bringing back the Durango Open Studio Tour!    Durango is a place that celebrates and prides itself in creative arts, cultural traditions and practices, historical recognition, and expressive exploration. Durango is celebrating the contributions of visual artists by showcasing artists and their work in the Durango Open Studio Tour. On October 14-16, 2022, emerging and professional artists are invited to "open their doors'' to allow visitors to explore, discover and connect.   A Taster Art Exhibition is being held at Smiley Cafe October 14 from 5-8pm for all artists and community members to meet the artists and view a sampling of their artwork. The Durango Open Studio Tour is October 15-16 from 10am-4pm at artists' homes and studios around Durango.    This self-guided tour of local artist studios is an opportunity for you to give potential buyers, galleries, and art lovers an opportunity to connect with you on a different level. You can give participants a behind the scenes view of your creative process, and in a way, let others be a part of your process. The tour is free for art patrons to tour studios.   Join us alongside our supportive community organizations in celebrating the contributions artists are making in creating a more beautiful Durango. Artists offering a wide array of fine arts — from paintings, wearable art, photography, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, mosaics, sculpture, furniture, metalwork, and mixed media are encouraged to be a part of this tour. Deadline to register is September 18th.   Visit https://www.durangoopenstudiotour.com to learn more and register!  Also, please help us create a studio tour that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible by helping us spread the word to all emerging and professional working artists.   Questions? Email us at durangoopenstudiotour@gmail.com
Surf & Turf Dinner
5:00pm / VFW Post 4031
Everyone is welcome to join us for a Surf & Turf dinner! This fundraiser is offering a delicious menu including New York Strip steak, shrimp, corn on the cobb, Caesar salad, rice pilaf and more for only $15/plate starting at 5:00 PM until food is gone.    Proudly sponsored by Liquor World and Buena Vista Builders.
Downtown Balloon Glow
6:00pm / 500 Block of Main Avenue
Come to the Downtown Durango Balloon Glow (weather permitting).   Hot air balloons will light up the sky in Downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot.   Arrive around 6 pm to see the balloons inflate. The glow starts at approximately 6:30 pm, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to be up close to see the balloon pilots in action. Kids will love seeing all the colorful balloons! The balloons will come down around 7:30 pm, weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.   Make sure you bring your camera for the glowing balloons. There will also be "candlesticks" which are the balloon basket and burners, without the balloon. Pilots will let kids get in the basket and pull the burner, it's really cool!   Come earlier or stay after to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants near the event: T's Smokehouse and Grill, East by Southwest, Gazpacho's New Mexican Restaurant, Nini's Taqueria, Sizzling Siam, Cuckoos', or The Roost.    The event is weather dependent, so cross your figures for a storm and wind-free evening.   Proudly sponsored by the Durango Business Improvement District
A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch
6:00pm / Falfa Pumpkin Patch
Come see our spooky animated monsters come to life! Hot chocolate, treats, and a Halloween movie are included with the price of admission. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes, bring a flashlight, and can ride the train around the pumpkin patch (additional $3).
10-Minute Play Festival
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The 10-Minute Play Festival is the only one of its kind in the region, introducing new and creative works to our community, through the work of vibrant new voices for the stage.
Around The World - A Fashion Show Benefit for iAM MUSIC - Late Show
7:00pm / Lively (a boutique)
Pre Party- 7pm-8pm  Late Show- 8pm-10pm   The seasons are transitioning; it is that magical, color-change time of year. iAM MUSIC & Lively Boutique present our 4th Annual 2022 F/W Fashion Show 'Around the World.' As two Women-led organizations, we are thrilled to team up again to create events that are unique, fun, and have a positive impact on our community. This is truly a one-of-a-kind event that has sold out every year! All proceeds go directly to supporting iAM MUSIC's expansive education, outreach, and artist-development programming as a 501c3 non-profit.
The Burroughs
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Steeped in classic soul standards and outfitted with modern flair, The Burroughs are a nine piece band with a powerhouse sound that has been electrifying audiences across Colorado and beyond. Since 2013, the band has lit up stages with their trademark brand of "Sweaty Soul Music," quickly earning their rightful place as one of the best live bands in the region.   No newcomer to uplifting spirits, Johnny Burroughs has a background working as a licensed minister and music pastor. His church upbringing serves him well on stage, where the red-headed frontman sings, dances, and screams audiences into a revival-like frenzy. His dynamite backing band includes a sizzling 4 piece horn section and tight 4 piece rhythm section that are as versatile as they are fun to watch. The band's live performances are capped by choreographed dancing, soaring solos, and funky grooves, with the goal of moving the audience to a joyful celebration by each show's closing tune.   The Burroughs have played prestigious festivals and venues including Salmonfest Alaska, Bohemian Nights New West Fest, Denver's Underground Music Showcase, and the Mishawaka. They have opened for acts including The Motet, The Steve Miller Band, Keller Williams, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Main Squeeze. Previous recorded releases include self-released singles "Zero Sum Game," "Baby Get Down," and "I Refuse"; Love and Unity produced by Eric Krasno (2020); "The Slip" and "Forever In Love on Color Red Music (2019); their full-length studio album Got to Feel (2018); the single "You Are My Joy," and b-side "1968" (2016); and the full-length live album Sweaty Greeley Soul (2015), recorded live at the Moxi Theater. The band is represented by Assemble Sound for sync licensing representation.   Since the band's start, The Burroughs have always embraced their hometown of Greeley, Colorado, with a passion for community outreach. Previous partnerships have amplified the work of great organizations like the Weld Food Bank, Greeley Boys and Girls Clubs, and Habitat for Humanity. The band's latest mission is an ongoing partnership with Greeley-Evans District 6 Schools titled #BandsGiveBack- a campaign for local artists to pledge money and time dedicated towards providing all area students with access to music education. Providing music clinics and joint performances with high school bands around their city and across the country, The Burroughs hope to inspire the next generation of musicians to find a career path in music.
 Saturday, October 15th
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus Sitter Family Hall Room 710
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.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / 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.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come catch the excitement as the best collegiate mountain bikers from all over the country descend on Purgatory Resort for four days of competition.
Durango Open Studio Tour
10:00am / Smiley Cafe (information booth) and many artist' studios
We are super excited to be bringing back the Durango Open Studio Tour!    Durango is a place that celebrates and prides itself in creative arts, cultural traditions and practices, historical recognition, and expressive exploration. Durango is celebrating the contributions of visual artists by showcasing artists and their work in the Durango Open Studio Tour. On October 14-16, 2022, emerging and professional artists are invited to "open their doors'' to allow visitors to explore, discover and connect.    A Taster Art Exhibition is being held at Smiley Cafe October 14 from 5-8pm for all artists and community members to meet the artists and view a sampling of their artwork. The Durango Open Studio Tour is October 15-16 from 10am-4pm at artists' homes and studios around Durango.    This self-guided tour of local artist studios is an opportunity for you to give potential buyers, galleries, and art lovers an opportunity to connect with you on a different level. You can give participants a behind the scenes view of your creative process, and in a way, let others be a part of your process. The tour is free for art patrons to tour studios.   Join us alongside our supportive community organizations in celebrating the contributions artists are making in creating a more beautiful Durango. Artists offering a wide array of fine arts — from paintings, wearable art, photography, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, mosaics, sculpture, furniture, metalwork, and mixed media are encouraged to be a part of this tour. Deadline to register is September 18th.   Visit https://www.durangoopenstudiotour.com to learn more and register!   Also, please help us create a studio tour that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible by helping us spread the word to all emerging and professional working artists.   Questions? Email us at durangoopenstudiotour@gmail.com
Downtown Balloon Glow
6:00pm / 500 Block of Main Avenue
Come to the Downtown Durango Balloon Glow (weather permitting).   Hot air balloons will light up the sky in Downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot.   Arrive around 6 pm to see the balloons inflate. The glow starts at approximately 6:30 pm, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to be up close to see the balloon pilots in action. Kids will love seeing all the colorful balloons! The balloons will come down around 7:30 pm, weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.   Make sure you bring your camera for the glowing balloons. There will also be "candlesticks" which are the balloon basket and burners, without the balloon. Pilots will let kids get in the basket and pull the burner, it's really cool!   Come earlier or stay after to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants near the event: T's Smokehouse and Grill, East by Southwest, Gazpacho's New Mexican Restaurant, Nini's Taqueria, Sizzling Siam, Cuckoos', or The Roost.    The event is weather dependent, so cross your figures for a storm and wind-free evening.   Proudly sponsored by the Durango Business Improvement District
 Sunday, October 16th
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!
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Come catch the excitement as the best collegiate mountain bikers from all over the country descend on Purgatory Resort for four days of competition.
Durango Open Studio Tour
10:00am / Smiley Cafe (information booth) and many artist' studios
We are super excited to be bringing back the Durango Open Studio Tour!    Durango is a place that celebrates and prides itself in creative arts, cultural traditions and practices, historical recognition, and expressive exploration. Durango is celebrating the contributions of visual artists by showcasing artists and their work in the Durango Open Studio Tour. On October 14-16, 2022, emerging and professional artists are invited to "open their doors'' to allow visitors to explore, discover and connect.    A Taster Art Exhibition is being held at Smiley Cafe October 14 from 5-8pm for all artists and community members to meet the artists and view a sampling of their artwork. The Durango Open Studio Tour is October 15-16 from 10am-4pm at artists' homes and studios around Durango.    This self-guided tour of local artist studios is an opportunity for you to give potential buyers, galleries, and art lovers an opportunity to connect with you on a different level. You can give participants a behind the scenes view of your creative process, and in a way, let others be a part of your process. The tour is free for art patrons to tour studios.   Join us alongside our supportive community organizations in celebrating the contributions artists are making in creating a more beautiful Durango. Artists offering a wide array of fine arts — from paintings, wearable art, photography, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, mosaics, sculpture, furniture, metalwork, and mixed media are encouraged to be a part of this tour. Deadline to register is September 18th.   Visit https://www.durangoopenstudiotour.com to learn more and register!   Also, please help us create a studio tour that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible by helping us spread the word to all emerging and professional working artists.   Questions? Email us at durangoopenstudiotour@gmail.com
Open Mic
5:30pm / Mountain Monk Coffee
Spoken word, comedy, music, and creative experiences in this classic coffee house setting. 5:30 sign-up, 6/8pm, every other Sunday
 Monday, October 17th
2022 Faculty Biennial
11:00am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
FLC Art Gallery presents the 2022 FACULTY BIENNIAL featuring artwork by the Department of Art & Design faculty! Opening reception Thursday, September 15th from 4:30 - 6pm. The exhibit will run 9/15 - 10/19/22.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Jewelry Making for the Soul
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each week students will discover fun and different guided projects that introduce basic jewelry making techniques.    Week one - colorful earrings with glass beads or polished stones.   Week two - wire wrapping.   Week three - bracelets.   Week four - necklaces and de-stressing with beads  and weeks 4 and 5 - Steampunk Extravaganza!
Sprint Workshop - How to Hire and keep talented employees
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Explore the most effective steps and tactics behind recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and retaining employees for a more engaged, thriving workplace. This hands-on course is ideal for small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and new HR professionals. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
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! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
 Tuesday, October 18th
2022 Faculty Biennial
11:00am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
FLC Art Gallery presents the 2022 FACULTY BIENNIAL featuring artwork by the Department of Art & Design faculty!
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Sprint Workshop - How to Hire and keep talented employees
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Explore the most effective steps and tactics behind recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and retaining employees for a more engaged, thriving workplace. This hands-on course is ideal for small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and new HR professionals. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing 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 the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
 Wednesday, October 19th
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
2022 Faculty Biennial
11:00am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
FLC Art Gallery presents the 2022 FACULTY BIENNIAL featuring artwork by the Department of Art & Design faculty!
Beverage Tastings
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting AND sample our incredible chocolate or beverages at our in-cafe tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational beverage tasting. These tastings are in-house trainings to educate our staff about our offerings and we love to have the public join us!   Beverage tastings may be coffee or espresso based, or might include alcohol such as spirits or wine; it all depends on what our staff is learning about that week!   Each week will be something different, whether we're tasting the difference between a cappuccino (or as we call it, The Claim Jumper) and a Harlot (otherwise known as a latte), or sampling a new cocktail we're considering for our cocktail & chocolate pairing menu.   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new! Plus, don't forget: on the Wednesdays we aren't doing beverage tastings, we'll be doing chocolate tastings! Join us each Wednesday at 5:00 for an in-cafe tasting!
Durango En Masse: Cycle Commuting Empowerment
5:30pm / Durango Welcome Center
As part of Durango's inaugural "Spoketober" cycling event series, join us for a group ride from the Durango Welcome Center to Ska Brewing (25 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303). Durango En Masse is a safe, fun, and highly entertaining monthly group ride.    We want you all to join, en masse, for relaxed rides to and from our favorite restaurants and/or bars in town, and pedal with friends -- or soon to be friends. We welcome everyone, and no one needs to be an expert cyclist, have a fancy bike, or wear any lycra. Bring a friend, a smile, and room for drinks and food.
Sprint Workshop - How to Hire and keep talented employees
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Explore the most effective steps and tactics behind recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and retaining employees for a more engaged, thriving workplace. This hands-on course is ideal for small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and new HR professionals. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, October 20th
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Ska-BQ: Grant Livingston
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Sprint Workshop - How to Hire and keep talented employees
5:30pm / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Explore the most effective steps and tactics behind recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and retaining employees for a more engaged, thriving workplace. This hands-on course is ideal for small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and new HR professionals. $399 Special introductory pricing is offered for the Center's initial sprints.
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
 Friday, October 21st
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Black Cat Candy Dish! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a Black Cat Candy Dish to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin! $30.00 Per Participant
'Wildlife Encounters' featuring Edward Aldrich - Opening Reception & Exhibition
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich let us step into a world that we may never experience firsthand. He invites us to imagine ourselves in that world, feeling the power and magic of the scene.
A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch
6:00pm / Falfa Pumpkin Patch
Come see our spooky animated monsters come to life! Hot chocolate, treats, and a Halloween movie are included with the price of admission. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes, bring a flashlight, and can ride the train around the pumpkin patch (additional $3).
Cindy and Mary Present a Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Devise & Conquer members, Mary Quinn and Cindy Laudadio-Hill are excited to showcase both short and long-form improvisation (with a little help from their friends) Hilarity will ensue.
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
Mishka & Of Good Nature
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Tickets 18+ / $22/$25   Mishka is a Bermudian musician and singer/songwriter. A traveler and sailor at heart; his lyrics and sound are deep reflections of the reggae roots soul and consciousness of the Caribbean culture in which he grew up but which are equally infused by his hypnotically bluesy folk acoustic compositions and vocalizations.   Mishka first emerged back in '99 on the independent music scene in London with his eponymously titled debut album put out by the influential Brit record label, Creation Records. Since then he has toured extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, Japan and Australia and has gone on to release 5 more full length studio albums, all of which have received worldwide critical acclaim. The most recent album, Roots Fidelity, was released in 2015 under Mishka's own indie label Mishka Music and recorded and produced in Maui, Hawaii.   Of Good Nature incites and unites listeners with a fusion-friendly approach to today's music, uncovering a highly accessible sound that concentrates on lyrics, uplifting energy and musicianship, packed into a potent blend of alternative, pop, rock, soul, and reggae. Ever evolving, OGN incorporates different instruments, backgrounds, genres and styles, creating extraordinary and excitingly passionate music, expressed on the stage and on the record.   Of Good Nature recently supported Michael Franti & Spearhead on the Good Day For A Good Day World Tour in Fall 2021, performing in amphitheaters across the United States. In July 2021, the band joined the Dirty Heads Orlando Vacation lineup with Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, and Hirie. In November 2021, the band sailed on the first Soulshine At Sea supporting Michael Franti, Allen Stone, Fitz and The Tantrums, Niko Moon and more. OGN also has been invited three times to perform on Sail Across The Sun with headliner Train.   On July 30 2021, Of Good Nature released their "Cover EP". The four cover songs innovate and pay tribute to classic hit sing-a-longs such as "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers, and "Valerie" originally by The Zutons, iconized by Amy Winehouse. OGN is commonly celebrated by fans for their unique style and sound, implemented by technical drumming, soulful vocal melodies, and brass trombone, and original to only this group of prolific songwriters and their creative process. Full length albums "Everything Turns Gold" (2020) and "Timeless" (2019) were recorded with A-list producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster The People) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville, VA, and reached iTunes and Billboard Charts.   Additionally in 2020, the band was selected by Sierra Nevada as a featured artist for 'Doing Big Things' and partnered with
 Saturday, October 22nd
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / 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.
Statement Ring and Intro to Silversmithing
9:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
This is an in-depth introduction to the basic principles of silversmithing that allows you to leave class with a personalized statement ring. In this class you will learn how to use essential jewelry making tools, how to handle a torch, the uses of different kinds of fluxes and solders, how to bezel set a stone, and how to polish and finish your jewelry. You will also receive a comprehensive guide that covers how to set up an at home studio on a budget and how to practice this craft at home safely.   This is a wonderful class for beginners aged 15+. There are only six seats in this class to maximize the student to teacher ratio.    Investment is $180 with all tools and material provided. Sign up at the event link below and pay your $80 deposit to secure a seat in the class. If it sells out contact the instructor Chayse Romero, to get added to the waitlist. Learn about and contact the instructor and metalsmith Chayse Romero at https://fronterasilver.com/
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
The Secret Circus Society presents 'Freaks & Treats' DJ OMEGA Dance Party
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
We've searched far and wide for the perfect blend of monsters and vixens to haunt and delight your dreams. Come watch as the SCS unveil our most Terrifying Freaks and Tastiest Treats to date! Then join us in raising some spirits during our DJ dance party!    Don't forget to wear your best costume and compete in our intermission costume show! Now with three chances to win: Best Couple, Most Freaky, Tastiest Treat!    Ticket price:   $30 GA  $40 Day of   $50 V.I.P Crows nest Balcony Access
 Sunday, October 23rd
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!
Turquoise Shadow Box Pendant with Chayse Romero
9:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
This fun, in-depth introduction to silversmithing class will guide you through the steps of crafting your very own shadowbox pendant featuring a stone of your choice.    In this class you will learn how to use essential jewelry making tools, how to handle a torch, the uses of different kinds of fluxes and solders, how to bezel set a stone, and how to polish and finish your jewelry. You will also receive a comprehensive guide that covers how to set up an at home studio on a budget and how to practice this craft at home safely. This is a wonderful class for beginners aged 15+.   There are only six seats in this class to maximize the student to teacher ratio.   Investment is $200 with all tools and material provided. Sign up at https://fronterasilver.com/pages/classes and pay your $100 deposit to secure a seat in the class. If it sells out contact the instructor Chayse Romero, to get added to the waitlist. Learn about the instructor and metalsmith Chayse Romero at https://fronterasilver.com/
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
 Monday, October 24th
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Jewelry Making for the Soul
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each week students will discover fun and different guided projects that introduce basic jewelry making techniques.    Week one - colorful earrings with glass beads or polished stones.   Week two - wire wrapping.   Week three - bracelets.   Week four - necklaces and de-stressing with beads  and weeks 4 and 5 - Steampunk Extravaganza!
Edward Aldrich 'Wildlife Encounters' Exhibition All Week
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich let us step into a world that we may never experience firsthand. He invites us to imagine ourselves in that world, feeling the power and magic of the scene.
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! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
 Tuesday, October 25th
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing 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 the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
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, October 26th
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
KBong & Johnny Cosmic Making Friends Tour with Dubbest & Brendan Clemente
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Tickets $18/$20/18+  Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm   KBong is a Singer-songwriter inspired by traveling, hiking and spending time in tropical places.  Johnny Cosmic is a multi instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience in music production and live performance.   They have been performing and writing music together for over 8 years.
 Thursday, October 27th
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Durango DEVO Kid's Halloween Parade
4:00pm / The Powerhouse - Science Center/TinkerLab
Join us for the 2022 Halloween Bike Parade and Powerhouse Party! Parade departs from the Rec Center at 4:00pm   (PreK and younger can join at Rotary Park at 4:15)   Parade ends at the Durango Powerhouse for a Halloween Party and Fundraiser!   This event is open to the public! *Parent supervision required for both parade and party*   Wear your costumes!   $15 adults, $10 kids: All you can eat soup, dessert, and a drink at the Powerhouse   Parade and Halloween Party activities are FREE!
Ska-BQ: Randy Crumbaugh
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
Stillhouse Junkies Album Release MEGAParty! - Night One
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Colorado Love: Stillhouse Junkies are joined by fellow Coloradoans WoodBelly for the first of their 2 hometown album release shows.   $20 Single Night Pass / $30 Two Night Pass (Only 100 available online)   Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   Stillhouse Junkies Bio  Born in a distillery in Durango, CO, 2021 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year and two-time Telluride Bluegrass band contest finalists Stillhouse Junkies play a delirious, head-spinning mixture of original roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music. With all three band members sharing lead vocal and songwriting duties, the Junkies conjure a wide range of tonal landscapes that pay tribute to the iconic sounds of Gillian Welch, the Allman Brothers, Tim O'Brien, the Wood Brothers, John Hiatt, and countless others while breaking new musical ground with their genre-bending original material. Stillhouse Junkies are proud to be Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival showcase artists and 2020 & 2021 IBMA World of Bluegrass showcase artists.   Wood Belly:  Something downright mystical is happening on Colorado's Front Range. The very roots of traditional acoustic music seem to sprout from the dirt, shaking their dust into the winds of change, to be breathed in and become the soul of musicians who craft their songs here.   Such is the music of Wood Belly, a musical collective of Chris Weist (mandolin), Tom Knowlton (guitar), Chris Zink (dobro), Aaron McCloskey (banjo) and Taylor Shuck (bass). A Wood Belly song has its own lyrical persona and masterful arrangement; rooted in bluegrass tradition and planted solidly in contemporary innovation.   The band has been garnering attention since the release of their 2018 debut album Solid Ground, which was followed by a win at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition (earning them a main stage performance slot at the 2019 festival), as well as a 2018 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year nomination.   Wood Belly released it's second album, Man on the Radio in January of 2020 capping an impressive stretch of writing and releases. The new 13-track collection was recorded at Swingfingers Studio in Fort Collins, CO with Grammy winning producer Sally Van Meter and engineer Aaron Youngberg, and features special guest fiddler Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters on several tracks.
 Friday, October 28th
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Hand Warming Mugs! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a Hand Warming Mug to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin! $30.00 Per Participant
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.   Enjoy a free Pre-Show Talk with the director at 6pm in the Black Box Theater! RSVP to soppenheim@fortlewis.edu
Bicycle Karaoke Celebration
8:00pm / 8th Ave Tavern
Join us for a night of celebration and singing at the 8th Ave Tavern! Bring your friends and your best karaoke skills.   This event is a part of Durango's inaugural "Spoketober" events series. Spoketober is a celebration of Durango's tight-knit and passionate cycling community, highlighting the decades of dedication and sweat equity its residents have committed to make Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation featuring over 300-miles of singletrack trails and being home to numerous Olympians.
Stillhouse Junkies Album Release MEGAParty! - Night Two
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Night two: Halloween GetDown: Ring in the hallowed holiday with Stillhouse Junkies for night 2 of their hometown album release shows, joined by High Country Hustle. $20 Single Night Pass / $30 Two Night Pass (Limited to 100 Only available Online at https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3189651/stillhouse-junkies-album-release-party-two-night-pass-1027-1028-durango-animas-city-theatre) Tickets on Sale now online / Paper Tickets Available at Animas Trading Company June 9th 21+ / Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm Stillhouse Junkies Bio  Born in a distillery in Durango, CO, 2021 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year and two-time Telluride Bluegrass band contest finalists Stillhouse Junkies play a delirious, head-spinning mixture of original roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music. With all three band members sharing lead vocal and songwriting duties, the Junkies conjure a wide range of tonal landscapes that pay tribute to the iconic sounds of Gillian Welch, the Allman Brothers, Tim O'Brien, the Wood Brothers, John Hiatt, and countless others while breaking new musical ground with their genre-bending original material. Stillhouse Junkies are proud to be Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival showcase artists and 2020 & 2021 IBMA World of Bluegrass showcase artists.   Wood Belly:  Something downright mystical is happening on Colorado's Front Range. The very roots of traditional acoustic music seem to sprout from the dirt, shaking their dust into the winds of change, to be breathed in and become the soul of musicians who craft their songs here.   Such is the music of Wood Belly, a musical collective of Chris Weist (mandolin), Tom Knowlton (guitar), Chris Zink (dobro), Aaron McCloskey (banjo) and Taylor Shuck (bass). A Wood Belly song has its own lyrical persona and masterful arrangement; rooted in bluegrass tradition and planted solidly in contemporary innovation.   The band has been garnering attention since the release of their 2018 debut album Solid Ground, which was followed by a win at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition (earning them a main stage performance slot at the 2019 festival), as well as a 2018 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year nomination.   Wood Belly released it's second album, Man on the Radio in January of 2020 capping an impressive stretch of writing and releases. The new 13-track collection was recorded at Swingfingers Studio in Fort Collins, CO with Grammy winning producer Sally Van Meter and engineer Aaron Youngberg, and features special guest fiddler Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters on several tracks.
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
 Saturday, October 29th
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / 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.
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
 Sunday, October 30th
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!
Open Mic
5:30pm / Mountain Monk Coffee
Spoken word, comedy, music, and creative experiences in this classic coffee house setting. 5:30 sign-up, 6/8pm, every other Sunday
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show  Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien   This cult classic is back for its annual Halloween fun! Time warp through this kitschy rock'n'roll sci-fi gothic musical. This year, superheroes come to feast at Rocky Horror. All your favorite characters are donning superhero costumes….will you?
 Monday, October 31st
Page One Writing Contest
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and nothing else) for a chance to win prizes and have it aired on our Page One radio program!   CONTEST RULES:  "One Page" = approx. 300 - 500 words  Original works written by locals  All ages and topics welcome   Submissions accepted from : November 1 - November 31  Four winning pages will be selected by mid-December  Winners will be aired on KSUT & KDUR in January 2023  Submissions can be emailed to nancy.stoffer@durangogov.org or dropped off at Durango Public Library
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Downtown Childrens Halloween
4:00pm / Downtown Durango
The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children's Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at participating merchants in Downtown Durango. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. The Event will be from 4-6pm in Downtown Durango.
Jewelry Making for the Soul
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each week students will discover fun and different guided projects that introduce basic jewelry making techniques.    Week one - colorful earrings with glass beads or polished stones.   Week two - wire wrapping.   Week three - bracelets.   Week four - necklaces and de-stressing with beads  and weeks 4 and 5 - Steampunk Extravaganza!
Edward Aldrich 'Wildlife Encounters' Exhibition
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich let us step into a world that we may never experience firsthand. He invites us to imagine ourselves in that world, feeling the power and magic of the scene.
Homegrown Adventures Film Fest
6:00pm / Durango Welcome Center
Join us for the final event of Durango's "Spoketober" series: a night of bike-related films! Spoketober is a celebration of Durango's tight-knit and passionate cycling community, highlighting the decades of dedication and sweat equity its residents have committed to make Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation featuring over 300-miles of singletrack trails and being home to numerous Olympians.
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! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
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