October 2023 Events

 Sunday, October 1st
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Durango Vintage Festivus
8:00am / Tico Time River RV Resort
Durango Vintage Festivus is hosting their annual vintage clothing auction at Tico Time!   To come check out this fun fest dedicated to vintage denim and rare garments! Get your tickets now!
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
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.
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
The Odd Couple (The Female Version)
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Neil Simon   Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed start time.
Eurydice
2:00pm / MainStage Theatre
The 2023-24 season FLC Theatre will kick off with the award-winning play, Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is a modern retelling of the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice.   "Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her mother and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story."
3rd Annual Durango Natural Foods Harvest Fest
3:00pm / Rotary Park
DNF Harvest Fest is our co-ops annual meeting + a free celebration of all things local -- food, live music, culture, and anything else that screams Durango. As we wrap up the height of harvest season, we use this fest as an opportunity to celebrate the season's bounty + bring together the community. This year we'll be curating a marketplace atmosphere in Rotary Park filled with some of our favorite local retailers, musicians, and makers of regional goodies.
Artist Talk with Sarah House
3:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
Join Durango Creative District for their next artist talk part of their Incubator for Emerging Artists. The artist talk features local painter Sarah House and her mixed media portraits. The event will take a deep dive into her background as an artist, what inspires her work today, and stories about the works that are part of her current solo exhibition, Broken Mirrors.   The exhibition and artist talk take place at The Light Box at Stillwater Music, and the talk is free to the public.
Exhibition Opening, Meet & Greet, and Book-Signing
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Come help celebrate! You're invited to the fine art photography exhibition reception, meet and greet, and book-signing for The Beauty of Durango book with local photographer Shanda Akin. Preorder your copy of The Beauty of Durango book now at shandaakin.com and pick it up at the event if you choose. Your preorder also includes an entry into the drawing for a free print (must be present to win). Snacks, drinks, and other goodies will be offered at the event. Registration isn't required, but recommended to help us plan. I look forward to meeting you.
 Monday, October 2nd
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Register! Art Warriors
9:30am / Seed Studio
Join Seed Studio and Durango Aikido for this free kids' event! When fine art and martial arts combine, kids train their whole beings -- mind, body, and heart!   The Samurai class of medieval Japan believed that the best training served a person's whole being. A typical warrior studied martial arts and weapons, as well as poetry, painting, fine arts, history, philosophy, and so much more. When combined, these disciplines train us to focus, breathe, and be present. They promote the health and well-being of our whole selves.   Kids ages 8 and up are invited to experience the benefits of training their minds, bodies, and hearts at this one-day workshop combining the fine arts with martial arts.
Register! Kids Aikido
11:00am / DSBK Dojo
Kids ages 8 and up will learn a nonviolent approach to dealing with conflicts and bullying. They will practice fundamental movements, exercises, and Aikido techniques. Throughout the series, kids will get to experience what it feels like to blend with an attack or a problem in order to move skillfully and resolve the issue. Participants will also develop mindfulness habits through meditative breathing practice. They will learn how to handle the bokken (sword) and jo (short staff) to improve their physical coordination. Expect plenty of fun games, too.   When kids train in Aikido, they come away with greater confidence, balance, coordination, and focus.
San Juan Symphony Piano Masterclass with Kara Huber - Free
4:30pm / Fort Lewis College at Roshong Recital Hall
Attention all music teachers, students, and lifelong learners! The San Juan Symphony is excited to present a Piano Masterclass with Kara Huber, free and open to the public, on Monday, October 2nd, 2023, from 4:30-6:00 pm in Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College. The Masterclass is a collaboration with the Four Corners Music Teachers Association (4CMTA).   In this unique format, three advanced high school students will perform for Dr. Huber and receive feedback and instruction, which benefits both the students onstage and the assembled audience, who share in the learning and observation.   No tickets are required, and seats are available on a first-come, first served basis
Mud-Day Madness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)! In this fun-filled muddy class, students will focus on two modes of creating functional ware and sculpture, through hand building and wheel throwing. Learn the entire clay process and see what it takes to become a successful potter, with two amazing instructors by your side in a non-judgemental, artistic environment.    *Space is limited to accommodate a small student to teacher ratio. For questions or concerns, please contact Ben Dukeminier.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Mondays | 6:30 - 9:00 Come play some chess upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, October 3rd
Coffee Connections with the Durango 9-R School District
8:00am / Durango Chamber of Commerce
Your invited to meet Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser and Durango High School Career and Technical students.    Topics to be covered:   • Sneak peek on progress & purpose of Impact Career Innovation Center   • Description of Career & Technical Education by DHS student leaders   • Opportunities to get involved and support students' career paths    The Chamber's monthly learning series explores a wide range of topics, industries, and organizations, all presented and highlighted by chamber members. This is a great chance to network with colleagues and get a grasp on a new topic within an hour.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Beginner Seated Tai Chi class
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Tuesdays | 9:30 - 10:30 If you would like to improve your balance and overall health and well-being, this could be the class for you. The regular practice of Tai Chi can improve balance, coordination, flexibility and over all health. In this class 45 minute class, we start in a seated a position and go through a series of movements and gentle breathing exercises. For those able to stand, we then move through a series of gentle standing exercises to increase strength and balance. Standing is not required. The exercises can also be done while sitting. Those using walkers or wheel chairs, and everyone else are welcome to this class. Instructor Denise Lane is certified to teach Tai Chi and Qigong (Chinese health exercises). She has been teaching Tai Chi and practicing it herself for over three decades.    Classes are free. Donations to the Senior Center are accepted.
October Junior Classes
3:30pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Tuesdays | 6 Classes | 3:30 - 5:00 | Oct 10 - Nov 7   Scary Good Fun for ages 6 - 9
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Live Music: Nina Sasaki (Pop)
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Come enjoy live music on the Patio!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
San Juan Symphony Beyond The Concert Hall - Piano Recital 'Women Composers' with Soloist Kara Huber
7:00pm / Fort Lewis College at Roshong Recital Hall
The San Juan Symphony is thrilled to announce the first installment in our Beyond the Concert Hall series: "Women Composers," a solo piano recital by Grammy-nominated pianist Kara Huber.   Kara Huber will grace the stage with her remarkable artistry and captivating presence. The unique solo recital will follow on the heels of Huber's debut concerto appearance with the San Juan Symphony and will further demonstrate her incredible commitment to the piano repertoire, specifically delving into the works of women composers. She will shine a spotlight on the impactful but often underrepresented music of Joan Tower, Cecile Chaminade, Florence Price, and many other women artists.
Eurydice
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre
The 2023-24 season FLC Theatre will kick off with the award-winning play, Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is a modern retelling of the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice.   "Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her mother and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story."
Tropidelic w/ Kyle Smith & Joey Harkum
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$20/$25  Early Show Doors 6:30pm   "Every single second is a blessing if you count them all," sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member ­- horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.   The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn't stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. "We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band," says Roads, "but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun."   Quickly elevating themselves in the live circuit, Tropidelic can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, The Flobots and Wookiefoot. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Warped Tour and 311 Caribbean Cruise, as well as the host of their own annual Freakstomp Music Festival.   Following on the success of their 2019 release, Here in the Heights, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard reggae charts, Tropidelic has released a series of impressive singles featuring guest appearances from Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Devin the Dude and Shwayze. These singles have amassed over five million streams in 2020, and they are featured on their latest album, Of Illusion, which debuted on November 13th, 2020. Of Illusion was released on Billboard's number one reggae label, Ineffable Records. Tropidelic has put in their ten thousand hours, and they have arrived on the national scene to the delight of their ever growing and rapturous fans.
 Wednesday, October 4th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Spoketober Kickoff Concert featuring Anthony D'Amato
5:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
A special concert to kick off "Spoketober", the month-long celebration of bicycling in Durango during the month of October will be held at Durano Hot Springs.    The concert will feature international recording artist Anthony D'Amato as the headliner along with other local talent. The event will celebrate the bicycling culture of Durango with music and soaking in the warmth of natural hot springs waters. Admission to the concert is free for Durango Hot Springs frequency card holders or with general soaking admission.    Visit Durango staff will be on hand with prizes and giveaways through the evening.    Soaking admission is $39.00 for adults and $15 for children 15 and younger.
Financial Literacy Workshop Series- Retirement Planning & Wealth Management
5:00pm / Vectra Bank (by Walmart)
Prepare and learn about Retirement Planning and Wealth Management in this YPOD Financial Literacy Series workshop. This workshop will be taught by Tom Helms of The Helms Shadid Group at Baird Wealth Management.
Eurydice
7:30pm / MainStage Theatre
The 2023-24 season FLC Theatre will kick off with the award-winning play, Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is a modern retelling of the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice.   "Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her mother and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story."
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, October 5th
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Kids Aikido
11:00am / DSBK Dojo
Thursdays | 4 Classes | 11:00 - 12:00 | Oct 5 - Oct 26. Kids ages 8 and up will learn a nonviolent approach to dealing with conflicts and bullying. They will practice fundamental movements, exercises, and Aikido techniques. Throughout the series, kids will get to experience what it feels like to blend with an attack or a problem in order to move skillfully and resolve the issue. Participants will also develop mindfulness habits through meditative breathing practice. They will learn how to handle the bokken (sword) and jo (short staff) to improve their physical coordination. Expect plenty of fun games, too.   When kids train in Aikido, they come away with greater confidence, balance, coordination, and focus.
Ska-BQ: Andrew & The Middleman
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage by Andrew & The Middleman!
Community Harvest Days
5:00pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.
Make Your Dream Costume
5:00pm / The MakerLab
Thursdays | 4 Classes | 5:00 - 7:00 | Oct 5 Join us at The MakerLab for an epic costume-making series! This class is open to both members and the general public.   This class will be led by 4 teachers with extensive costume-making experience and a variety of skills. We can help you create your design with everything from basic sewing to integrating electronic components! You will need to provide most of your own materials, and we will help you figure out how to best get what you need.   Equipment and processes available to help you make your dream costume include:   Integrating electronics with EL (electroluminescent) wires  Laser cutting and 3-D printing   Sewing using patterns, basic sewing machines, a serger, and our incredibly tough industrial machine that loves thick layers Embellishing with vinyl cutouts/decals, heat transfer vinyl, and embroidery  Using a hot knife and hot wire to cut and shape foam  So many other tools!   The first class will focus on helping you plan your project. Please bring any materials you are considering using as well as basic design concepts. If you have design files you wish to laser cut/print/vinyl cut go ahead and bring those too. We'll start making! The next 3 classes will focus on making. 3-4 teachers will be available during every class to teach you the skills you need, work with various tools, help brainstorm how to make your vision a reality, and support the process. Teachers will offer hands-on support to help you make your costume.    If you will arrive late, that's fine. Please let us know at info@themakerlab.org if you will need to come later or need any other accommodations. If you can't make the first session or two, let us know, we may be able to work with you.   Costume making can be more time-consuming than anticipated, which is a great reason to join the MakerLab, if you aren't already a member, and use the lab and equipment outside of class hours. Come play with our incredible assortment of tools and equipment!   Kids under 18 need a parent or guardian present. Come make costumes as a family!
Develop Your Psychic and Intuitive Abilities
5:30pm / Body and Soul Healing
Thursdays | 5 Classes | 5:30 - 7:30 | Oct 5 - Nov 2. This fun 5 week class (a psychic skills celebration!) includes techniques and practice with Remote Viewing (receiving impressions about a distant or unseen location), Psychometry (reading the energy of sentimental objects), Telepathy (sending and receiving thoughts), Aura Reading (you'll read each other's aura), Mediumship (talking to loved ones and Spiritual Guides on the other side) and a Group Past Life Regression where you'll experience one previous lifetime and gain valuable insight to help you in your life now.   We'll use "intuitive play" exercises to access and explore all these areas. This is a great sampler where you will develop a variety of intuitive and psychic skills in a fun and natural way.   Pre-registration required. Please use the registration form using the website link.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
First Thursdays Songwriter Night
7:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
1/monthly Songwriter's Series is a showcase of talented, seasoned songwriters in our region in an intimate setting. Each songwriter will showcase two original pieces with professional sound. Located inside of The iAM MUSIC Institue on our iNDIGO Room stage!   Suggested donation, audiences of all ages are welcome. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.   Note to songwriters: We book 2 months in advance   *This is not a student event   To be considered for our monthly lineup, please send a message to info@iammusic.us
Spoketober Bike-in Movie
7:00pm / Durango Recreation Center
This is similar to a drive-in movie, but with bikes instead! We will be showing The Nightmare Before Christmas. Light refreshments will be available. The event is free to attend and is family-friendly. Bring your chair or a blanket in your backpack and let's get spooky.
Eurydice
7:30pm / FLC MainStage Theatre
The 2023-24 season FLC Theatre will kick off with the award-winning play, Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is a modern retelling of the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice.   "Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her mother and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story."
iAM MUSIC Fest - Pre-Party
8:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
The iAM MUSIC Fest! is back the first weekend of October for our last festival of the year! With over 20 bands performing across 5 different stages throughout the weekend, you will not want to miss this music-packed weekend!   Pre-Party @ The iNDIGO ROOM  -$10 (Limit 65 tickets)  -Not included in the weekend pass
 Friday, October 6th
Red Shirt Friday
8:00am / VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 is encouraging Durango businesses to observe RED Shirt Fridays from now until Veterans Day. Show your support for our troops and local veterans by wearing a RED Shirt on Fridays. Both short sleeve and long sleeve RED Shirts can be purchased at VFW4031.org or at the VFW Post.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Eating Through Japan
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Japan is a dream travel destination. Dr. Kaori Takano will be our guide in this two-part series. Learn insider travel tips - including specific tips relating to cruises in the region. Explore the delicious world of Japanese cuisine. And learn some basic Japanese language for travelers. Perfect information for planning a trip to Japan or just daydreaming about one. Registration is for both sessions. A world of culture, cuisine, and breathtaking sites awaits!
Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
"Friday Puppy Hour" is now known as "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Join us for our weekly "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Come meet some of our adoptable animals to see if you find a spark!  Every Friday from 2pm to 4pm at PAR Headquarters, 2980 B Main Ave. Durango, CO.  Please remember not to bring your own pets to this event to ensure the safety and comfort of all our furry guests.   Always double-check our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl
4:00pm / Smiley Building
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/644719274138229 Demo: 5:30pm: Deb Rogers Pottery will teach you to make your own clay earrings — Free! (or make a gift for someone else!) Make your own clay earrings! (or make a gift for someone else!) Deb Rodgers is the featured ArtRoom artist for October. On October 6 at 5:30, Deb (of Deb Rodgers Pottery) will be doing a short demo on how to create ceramic earrings using colorful underglazes and slip (liquid clay). You will then get to design and make your very own earrings which Deb will fire, glaze and then fire again. The mini workshop and all materials are free. Come and play with some clay at October’s First Friday at the Smiley! Follow Deb on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/debrodgerspottery/ Durango is abuzz with excitement over the success of First Fridays. Start and the Smiley! The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl is October 6, from 4pm - 7pm. Come talk with local artists, be inspired by creative work, or buy a local, handcrafted item for yourself or a special someone at the Smiley Building at 1309 East Third Avenue in Durango, Colorado. The ArtRoom Collective is Durango's working studio gallery where 22 artists create and sell their handmade goods— art, paintings, jewelry, pottery, hats, and more. The Smiley Cafe will be open and offers coffee and boba beverages and snacks. Monthly First Friday Art Crawls at The ArtRoom Collective feature artist demonstrations to teach and inspire.
Durango First Friday
4:00pm / Downtown Durango
Art crawl with local goods, food, culture, and music.  Hosted by Local First, Durango Creative District, and ArtRoom Collective   Durango First Friday is a celebration of all things local in our incredible mountain town- art and music, culture, unique goods, real food, movement makers, and our amazing community! Free and open to the public, this self guided, monthly event will take place rain or shine, the First Friday of every month throughout Durango with a focus on main street from north to south!   Businesses of any and all kinds open their doors and their walls to host an artist of their choice and follow a "reception" format- artist info, beverages and/or snacks provided, maybe even a musician- while locals and tourists alike flood the area to socialize, shop, eat, and celebrate the arts in all forms.   Join us every month!
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create unique Halloween Tea Lights! 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 Ceramic Halloween Tea Lights. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!   $35.00 Per Participant
The Night Gallery "A Terrifyingly Creative Event!"
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
This Gallery is full of Art from the community and is free to the public! We encourage, not require, attendees to wear costumes to this incredibly creepy event! Come visit the DAC for a creepy night of community art! The N
iAM MUSIC Fest
5:00pm / Downtown Durango
The iAM MUSIC Fest! is back the first weekend of October for our last festival of the year! With over 20 bands performing across 5 different stages throughout the weekend, you will not want to miss this music-packed weekend!
Opening Reception - Stories Sculpted in Bronze
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us for the Durango First Friday Artwork, featuring a selection of bronze works by Tammy Garcia, Hib Sabin, and Raymond Gibby.
Euphoria Pale Ale Release Party
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for the official release of our 'When it's not summer' seasonal pale ale!   Euphoria Pale Ale - This seasonal beer is brewed in the DIY spirit along with our friends from Venture Snowboards. We brew Euphoria with them, and they make a Euphoria snowboard with us. We call it a Ska/Venture venture. Both make winter better, and both are hand-crafted in the mighty San Juans.
Faith and Blue Community Night
6:00pm / Summit Church
Strong communities are built on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Law enforcement entities and faith-based groups are key pillars of a local community, and when we all work together, neighborhoods thrive.    Join us for Community Night as we celebrate #FaithandBlue in Durango. The Durango Police Department will be talking about their CORE team, their team that partners with Axis Health to help with mental health in our community. ,br>  Come and ask questions, and get to know some of our local police.
Merely Players present: The Tempest
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
Live music with Nicolò Spera, ten-string guitar
7:00pm / Uniterian Universalist Fellowship
$20 adults, $8 students & children
A Night of Improv with Cindy and Mary
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.
Eurydice
7:30pm / FLC MainStage Theatre
The 2023-24 season FLC Theatre will kick off with the award-winning play, Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is a modern retelling of the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice.   "Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her mother and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story."
iAM MUSIC Fest - Late Night party
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
The iAM MUSIC Fest! is back the first weekend of October for our last festival of the year! With over 20 bands performing across 5 different stages throughout the weekend, you will not want to miss this music-packed weekend!
First Irie Friday Reggae Dance
9:00pm / Roxys
Free! All night jugglin' and tacos served until 1am!
 Saturday, October 7th
Fall Blaze
8:00am / Fort Lewis College
Join us for the Durango Fall Blaze Bicycle Celebration. We are returning with your favorite road and gravel rides, fully stocked aid stations, and the always memorable post-ride celebration with great food and local brews.   FLC Alumni use promo code ALUMNIBLAZE for $20 off their registration.
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.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Apple Days Festival
9:00am / TBK Bank
This beloved community festival celebrates our region's apple abundance, helps feed our community, reduces waste, and saves the bears! Join us to press apples into fresh local cider, eat tasty treats, participate in the apple pie-eating contest, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities!   Fresh pressed apple cider will be available to purchase at the event or pre-order online through our website. All proceeds benefit the Good Food Collective.
Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival
9:00am / Riverside Park
The annual Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be taking place along the Animas River in shady Riverside Park in Aztec, NM. This family-friendly cultural event will bring a taste of the Scottish Highlands to the southwest featuring the heavy Celtic athletic competitions, Highland dance competitions, bag pipe band exhibitions, live Celtic music, vendors, and Clan tents. It's definitely worth the trip - because where else can you eat authentic haggis (Scottish national food) and fry bread on the same day?   This event has all the tastes of Scotland and the British Isles you may be craving but in our beautiful New Mexico sunshine!   For the Celtic music fans out there, Big Paddy, hailing from Denver, will be headlining the music festival portion, and we are proud to host several other bands as well. For the sports fans, come watch the heavy Celtic athletic competitions featuring the caber toss (you know, where they throw telephone poles), the Braemar Stone (like it sounds, they throw big rocks), and other feats of strength and agility. And for those that like knees, come for the kilts! Tickets are $20 for the weekend, kids under 12 are free. Student/military/senior discounts are available, and Volunteers are free!    Leashed dogs are welcome. Buy tickets online or at the gate. For more information visit our website
Geology Hike
10:00am / Old Ironton Townsite
You're invited on an enriching geological hike at the historic old mill site in scenic Ironton, Colorado, where we'll explore fascinating rock formations and share unforgettable memories with current Geology students and FLC grads. A picnic lunch will follow.
Durango Fire Protection District and LPEA Safety Event
10:00am / Fire Station #1
Free event for all ages! La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is proud to partner with the Durango Fire Protection District (DFPD) for their upcoming Fire Prevention Week Event. Together we will be hosting an educational demo about safe driving and the dangers of electricity. Don't miss:  Free Lunch  What to do if your car crashes into an electric pole.  Why kids should avoid downlines and poles.  How to keep our line workers safe when you encounter them out in the wild.   Plus  Kid activities and demonstrations  Music  Prizes  We are excited to partner with DFPD and engage with our community about fire prevention and safety.
Beyond Solar Tour
10:00am / Multiple Locations
Join 4CORE's Beyond Solar & Net Zero Tour Visit Net Zero homes, Sustainable Businesses & Solar-Powered Sites. Featured stop at the adobe, solar home and garden of KSUT's Garden Guy, Tom Bartels. Finish the Day @ 4CORE's Sunset Soirée, from 6-9pm and the 1st Green Business Certification Awards Celebration with Dinner, Music & Cocktails at a custom solar home in the Falls Creek Valley Tickets for Both Tour & Soirée on website or Call 970-259-1916
iAM MUSIC Fest - Artist/Music Brunch
11:00am / Lolas Place
The iAM MUSIC Fests last festival of the year! With over 20 bands performing across 5 different stages throughout the weekend, you will not want to miss this music-packed weekend!
iAM MUSIC Fest
3:00pm / Downtown Durango
The iAM MUSIC Fest! is back the first weekend of October for our last festival of the year! With over 20 bands performing across 5 different stages throughout the weekend, you will not want to miss this music-packed weekend!
Tour & Soiree
6:00pm / Multiple Locations
Join 4CORE's Beyond Solar & Net Zero Tour    Finish the Day @ 4CORE's Sunset Soiree and the 1st Green Business Certification Awards Celebration with Dinner, Music & Cocktails at a custom solar home in the Falls Creek Valley   Tickets for Both Tour & Soiree on website or Call 970-259-1916
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer and Ice
Every Saturday 6-9pm Karaoke with your Bartenders Diana & Kimmie ! If you can pull it up on YouTube we can get you on the mic, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint ! Great Food, Tasty Beer in a Fun, Safe, and Friendly Atmosphere ! Cheers
Merely Players present: The Tempest
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
Eurydice
7:30pm / FLC MainStage Theatre
The 2023-24 season FLC Theatre will kick off with the award-winning play, Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice is a modern retelling of the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice.   "Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her mother and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story."
iAM MUSIC Fest - Late Night party
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
The iAM MUSIC Fest! is back the first weekend of October for our last festival of the year! With over 20 bands performing across 5 different stages throughout the weekend, you will not want to miss this music-packed weekend!
 Sunday, October 8th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival
9:00am / Riverside Park
The annual Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be taking place along the Animas River in shady Riverside Park in Aztec, NM. This family-friendly cultural event will bring a taste of the Scottish Highlands to the southwest featuring the heavy Celtic athletic competitions, Highland dance competitions, bag pipe band exhibitions, live Celtic music, vendors, and Clan tents. It's definitely worth the trip - because where else can you eat authentic haggis (Scottish national food) and fry bread on the same day?   This event has all the tastes of Scotland and the British Isles you may be craving but in our beautiful New Mexico sunshine!   For the Celtic music fans out there, Angus Mohr, hailing from Denver, will be headlining the music festival portion. For the sports fans, come watch the heavy Celtic athletic competitions featuring the caber toss (you know, where they throw telephone poles), the Braemar Stone (like it sounds, they throw big rocks), and other feats of strength and agility. And for those that like knees, come for the kilts!   Tickets are $20 for the weekend, kids under 12 are free. Student/military/senior discounts are available, and Volunteers are free!    Leashed dogs are welcome. Buy tickets online or at the gate. For more information visit our website
The Toy Run Before Christmas
11:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Join us for a ride benefitting Toys for Tots of La Plata County and the Mercy Health Foundation.   Bring a new toy or $10 to gain entry into the event at the exhibit hall where all the fun will take place. Enjoy a chili lunch and cash bar while you browse the silent auction and mingle with Santa Claus. we will have arms length raffle tickets for purchase for your chance to win several amazing items that will be announced soon!   All money and toys will be divided between the two charities to bring joy to local families and children in need.
iAM MUSIC Fest - Artist/Music Brunch
11:00am / Lolas Place
The iAM MUSIC Fest! is back the first weekend of October for our last festival of the year! With over 20 bands performing across 5 different stages throughout the weekend, you will not want to miss this music-packed weekend!
Making a Sustainable Travel Journal with Heather Leavitt Martinez
1:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
New sketchbooks and journals can be inspiring and/or intimidating. Let's look at a variety of upcycled and recycled materials to make a travel journal we can take backpacking, on road trips, or for our everyday travels. What makes a journal great for travel? Pages can be added or taken away, pockets for collecting found treasures, and the use of different clips, punches, washi tape, etc. to embellish and add dimension to pages. We will consider content, composition, and mark-making tools that reflect our travel experiences. And most of all, have fun, learn something new, and meet new people in our communities!   $60.00/ Person
Merely Players present: The Tempest
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
 Monday, October 9th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Art Warriors: Whole Being Practice for Kids
1:00pm / Seed Studio
When fine art and martial arts combine, kids train their whole beings --mind, body, and heart!   Join Seed Studio and Durango Aikido for this free workshop for kids ages 8 and up.    The Samurai class of medieval Japan believed that the best training served a person's whole being. A typical warrior studied martial arts and weapons, as well as poetry, painting, fine arts, history, philosophy, and so much more. When combined, these disciplines train us to focus, breathe, and be present. They promote the health and well-being of our whole selves.   No experience with art or martial arts needed! Discover new hobbies.   During the art portion of the workshop, participants will learn how to craft Japanese woodblock printing. Pictures or images are etched into wood (or in this case, easy-to-carve Styrofoam). Ink is rolled over the image and then the "wood block" is pressed onto paper.   For the martial training, participants will explore the basic concepts of of Aikido's non-violent approach to self-defense. They will also learn some fundamental bokken (sword) and jo (staff) exercises to train coordination and focus.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in!
Happy Hour Yoga
7:00pm / Ska World HQ
Mondays | 5:30 - 6:30 | $10 gets you one hour of yoga + a pint! Yoga taught by the great Brady Wilson, then a pint. Yoga first!
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, October 10th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Merely Players present: The Tempest
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
Author Talk and Booksigning with Eilene Lyons Fortunes Frenzy
7:30pm / The Rochester Hotel
The road to hell is paved with good intentions...and gold dust. When Henry Jenkins's sawmill business goes bust and his family loses their Indiana farm to foreclosure, he sees gold as the answer to his financial woes. Joining a company of younger men, Jenkins and the other prospective miners sign fraudulent promissory notes to borrow from a ruthless businessman, Allen Makepeace, to reach the gold mines. They sail the risky route via Panama to the mines in 1851. But gold is not so easy to find by then. Making enough to survive and get home will be difficult; repaying Makepeace could be impossible. As Henry Jenkins becomes mired in mining, his wife, Abby, struggles to meet the needs of her large family amidst crop failures, waves of deadly disease, and harassment by Henry's creditors. When Henry's sons-in-law follow in his wake, they find themselves on a notorious death ship, stranded in the vast Pacific. Will any of these frantic men make it home to their distressed families? Fortune's Frenzy reveals the plight of miners who borrowed at extortionate rates to get to California, and explores the dangerous and deadly sea routes to the west coast that killed roughly 10 percent of those who risked the journey. Alternating between the miners' trials and terrors, and the challenges for the wives, children, and mothers left behind, Fortune's Frenzy delves into the country's pressing social, economic, and nationalist issues in the pre-Civil War decades. The theme is age-old, and still relevant: desperate people falling for get-rich-quick schemes. They fail to consider the sacrifices they will have to make and the dismal odds of their success.
 Wednesday, October 11th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Green Business Roundtable
12:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Join us for Durango's infamous networking lunch, providing the movers and shakers of our community with a space to innovate, inspire, and eat a delicious lunch while they're at it.
Shanta Foundation's Fall Fundraiser- Women Will Save the World
5:30pm / River Bend Ranch
Women's empowerment is the most effective tool for reducing extreme poverty. The event will feature a panel of female leaders from near and far addressing today's most pressing issues. Music, cocktails, and hor dourves provided.
Southwest Harvest Beer Dinner
5:30pm / Carver Brewing Company
Brewer Patrick & Chef Andrew present an evening of food & beer pairings on the Carver's Beer Garden! Join us for a four course dinner featuring fall flavors and each course is paired with a craft beer.    $90/person; limited seating RSVP today!   Menu Sneak Peek:   Roasted Lamb and Ancient Grains  Brown Sugar Acorn Squash Bisque   Roasted Duck with Smoked Anasazi Beans and Candied Sweet Potatoes  Gingerbread Squash Trifle   *vegetarian options available  
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Hosted by Leigh and Ryan, providing a professional Bose sound system, mics and all cords. Just bring your instrument and desire to perform! Sign up begins at 6pm. See you there!
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
After a brief business meeting, Dr. Shelby Tisdale will her book "No Place for a Lady: The Life Story of Archaeologist Marjorie F. Lambert.". Dr Tisdale is the retired Director of the Center of SW Studies. A pre-meeting social will be held in the reception area at 6:30 p.m. Go to SJBAS.ORG for meeting information.   In the first half of the twentieth century, the canyons and mesas of the Southwest beckoned as the burgeoning field of archaeology was thriving. Among those who heeded the call, Marjorie Ferguson Lambert became one of only a handful of women who not only left their imprint on the study of southwestern archaeology and anthropology but flourished. Award-winning author, Dr. Shelby Tisdale, will take you on a thought-provoking journey into how Lambert created a successful and satisfying professional career and personal life in a place she loved (the American Southwest) while doing what she loved. Through Lambert's life story we gain new insight into the intricacies and politics involved in the development of archaeology and museums in New Mexico and the greater Southwest. We also learn about the obstacles that young women had to maneuver around in the early years of the development of southwest archaeology as a profession. Tisdale brings into focus one of the long-neglected voices of women in the intellectual history of anthropology and archaeology and highlights how gender roles played out in the past in determining the career paths of young women. Women's voices have long been absent throughout history, and Marjorie Lambert's story adds to the growing literature on feminist archaeology. Dr. Tisdale's new book No Place for a Lady: The Life Story of Marjorie F. Lambert will be available for purchase after her lecture.   Bio:   Shelby, retired Director of the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, has over forty years of combined experience in museum administration; anthropological, tribal museum and cultural resource management consulting; and university teaching. She is the former Director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. She also served as the Vice President of Curatorial and Exhibitions at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Shelby received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1997. Her B.A. is from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she studied anthropology and southwestern archaeology. Her M.A. is from the University of Washington, where she majored in social anthropology and museum studies. She currently calls Tucson, Arizona home.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, October 12th
Eggs & Issues: Proposition HH
8:00am / DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
What You Need to Know Before Hitting the Ballot Box.    The Durango Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Eggs & Issues Forum to explore both sides of the debate!    Are you curious about the potential impact of Proposition HH and what that means for our great state of Colorado and our county? Don't miss this unique opportunity to dive deep into the issue with a balanced discussion featuring expert speakers from both the pro- and con- sides of the ballot initiative.   Hear from advocates who believe Proposition HH is the way forward.   -- Get insights from critics who have reservations about Prop. HH who will shed light on concerns and potential drawbacks.   -- Interactive Discussions! Engage in Q&A sessions, so you can ask the questions that matter the most to you!   Whether you are undecided, want to strengthen your position, or simply want to be an informed voter, this forum is your opportunity to gain valuable insights and perspectives. Join the conversation and make an educated decisions that will shape the future of Colorado.   Speakers: La Plata County Assessor Carrie Woodson will provide an analysis of how Proposition HH will impact La Plata County   (others are still being confirmed)
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Kiwanis Club of Durango - Weekly Meeting
12:00pm / TBK Bank
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Since 1947, the Kiwanis Club of Durango has been supporting programs and activities aimed at improving the minds, lives and futures of the youth of La Plata County. We'd love for you to come join us at one of our meetings or a service project.
Ska-BQ: Rob Webster
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage with Rob Webster!
Community Harvest Days
5:00pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.
Southwest Harvest Beer Dinner
5:30pm / Carver Brewing Company
Brewer Patrick & Chef Andrew present an evening of food & beer pairings on the Carver's Beer Garden! Join us for a four course dinner featuring fall flavors and each course is paired with a craft beer.    $90/person; limited seating RSVP today!   Menu Sneak Peek:   Roasted Lamb and Ancient Grains  Brown Sugar Acorn Squash Bisque   Roasted Duck with Smoked Anasazi Beans and Candied Sweet Potatoes  Gingerbread Squash Trifle   *vegetarian options available  
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Merely Players present: The Tempest
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
 Friday, October 13th
Red Shirt Friday
8:00am / VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 is encouraging Durango businesses to observe RED Shirt Fridays from now until Veterans Day. Show your support for our troops and local veterans by wearing a RED Shirt on Fridays. Both short sleeve and long sleeve RED Shirts can be purchased at VFW4031.org or at the VFW Post.
BIDs Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank Community Room
BID holds a monthly meeting for business owners on the 2nd Friday of every month. The agendas for these meetings will be posteda few days before the meeting date.    Check website for the agenda and meeting dates https://www.downtowndurango.org/meetings    Meeting dates subject to change, contact Tim Walsworth with any questions.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
"Friday Puppy Hour" is now known as "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Join us for our weekly "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Come meet some of our adoptable animals to see if you find a spark!  Every Friday from 2pm to 4pm at PAR Headquarters, 2980 B Main Ave. Durango, CO.  Please remember not to bring your own pets to this event to ensure the safety and comfort of all our furry guests.   Always double-check our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique 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. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!   $35.00 Per Participant
Parents Night Out
5:00pm / Durango Dance
Children enjoy a fun evening of dance plus dinner and show while parents get a night out!   $30/child   Sign up at durangodance.com and click "register"
Sip & Create - Fused Glass Dish
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Enjoy happy hour drinks, & learn how to make your halloween inspired 5" square candy dish! By the end of the evening, your decorated piece will be ready for firing and done 2-10 days later for pick up! Must be 21 or older!
Parents Night Out
5:00pm / Durango Dance
Children enjoy a fun evening of dance plus dinner and show while parents get a night out!   $30/child   Sign up at durangodance.com and click "register"
Merely Players present: The Tempest
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
14th Annual Gothla Belly Dance Show
7:00pm / Elks Lodge, 9th Street Entrance
Belly dance show with a Halloween theme featuring 20+ belly dancers from 4 different Troupes in the Four Corners area. Costumes are encouraged but not required.    A Dance Party immediately follows the show. Come enjoy an evening of unique entertainment.    Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are available at the door. $15.
13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
7:30pm / 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.   House opens 30 minutes before listed show time.
The Expendables w/ Claire Wright
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   The Expendables have proven anything but in their nearly 25-year career since starting out as a spirited party band in high school performing surf-rock covers for birthdays and family gatherings. A quarter-century later, elementary school buddies Raul Bianchi, Adam Peterson andGeoff Weers, along with bassist Ryan DeMars, who joined in 2000, have forged a unique sound born in the laid-back beach life in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. The Expendables' infectious hybrid of ska, surf-rock, punk, reggae and metal can be heard in their latest streaming track, "Surfman Cometh," a spaghetti-western meets "Pipeline" twang that could easily form the soundtrack to the latest Quentin Tarantino film. The song is the first release from the group's new and improved Band Room, their longtime rehearsal space in a 1,100 square foot warehouse and former wine cellar on Coral Street, where Adam Patterson took charge of the final mix to great effect. The band's previous studio album of original material, 2015's Sand in the Sky, was followed by The Expendables' second release featuring acoustic reworking of past material,Gone Raw, 2019's follow-up to 2012's Gone Soft. The Expendables continue woodshedding until they can get back out on the road. Their 2017 Moment EP, which debuted at #1 on theBillboard Reggae chart, showed the band starting to move into different musical directions, a set featuring collaborations with reggae crooner HIRIE, rapper Tech N9ne, Eric Rachmany, and Micah Peuschel   https://www.theexpendables.net  https://www.facebook.com/theexpendables  https://twitter.com/TheExpendables  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjUAKc_u9dvTTvYugIezUKw  https://www.instagram.com/theexpendables/   https://music.apple.com/us/artist/the-expendables/77407986 https://open.spotify.com/artist/2OpHxx1SArSMlBrIMM0aV9?si=k5e9xyeVSliP2XyNnMOI4A&nd=1
 Saturday, October 14th
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.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Solar Eclipse Viewing
9:00am / SJMAs Nature Center
Join us at San Juan Mountains Association's (SJMA) Nature Center to view the 2023 annular solar eclipse this October!    Some of the best viewing in the country is happening right here, near the Four Corners. Peak eclipse will happen at 10:35am MST. We will also be celebrating tarantula migration.    We will have family-friendly eclipse viewing, scavenger hunts, spider cookie crafts, and more! Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends for a day of learning and exploration. You won't want to miss it!
The Chile Chase Trail Run and Chile Cookoff
9:00am / Backcountry Experience
A 10k trail run through Overend Mountain Park, up and over Hog's back during the solar eclipse that ends at a chile cookoff!   Brought to you by Topo Athletic.
FLC Homecoming Tailgate
10:00am / Fort Lewis College
Free Homecoming Football Tailgate Tailgate Party for the Campus Community, Durango Community, & Alumni   10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Ray Dennison Memorial Field  Join us for live music, tailgate food, yard games, family-friendly activities, a photo booth, a cornhole tournament, bouncy houses, and more before the Skyhawks take on Colorado Mesa University!   Free ticket to the Football Game vs. Colorado Mesa University (noon)  Contests throughout the day  Student-run Kids Booths, from 9:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Bouncy Houses, from 9:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.  KDUR sponsored music all day!   Alumni who RSVP will enjoy:  Free tailgate meal (starts at 10:00 a.m.)  Free ticket to the Football Game vs. Colorado Mesa University (noon)  Ticket for a free Steamworks beer at the game.    You can add a Homecoming shirt for $15 when you register.
Annual Apple Pressing at the Grange
11:00am / Animas Valley Grange
Free and open to the public! Bring your own apples and a jug!  Donated apples and pears in good condition welcome until noon.
'Death Comes to Durango'
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Second Saturday Series Seminar. "Death Comes to Durango" will feature local historian Charles DiFerdinando talking about how people dealt with death in early Durango. Join us on Zoom or in the Classroom at the Animas Museum. There is no charge for admission and the webinar will be recorded.
Matcha Tea Ceremony with Sochi
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Come join us for a wonderful time with Sochi, a tea master. Sochi will be demonstrating a Matcha tea ceremony and telling us about the fascinating history of tea ceremonies. For tea masters, it's an art form requiring years of study.   The demo is $45 - register at createartandtea.com.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer and Ice
Every Saturday 6-9pm Karaoke with your Bartenders Diana & Kimmie ! If you can pull it up on YouTube we can get you on the mic, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint ! Great Food, Tasty Beer in a Fun, Safe, and Friendly Atmosphere ! Cheers
Merely Players present: The Tempest
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
Burlesque Workshop
7:00pm / Smiley Building (upstairs)
The burlesque workshop is a unique fusion of spirituality and the sensual, embodying the divine feminine energy through classic burlesque teases. Allow me to guide you on a transformative journey where I teach you the art of tease while connecting to your sensual self!   In this workshop, I provide all the goodies such as gloves, stockings, boas, and fans for that Glove removal ~Stocking peel / removal ~Dancing with props fans and boas. I also offer Champagne, kombucha, and charcuterie, which are a must for our girlies get-together!!   Buy your tickets here limited spots are available!
13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
7:30pm / 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.   House opens 30 minutes before listed show time.
DHS Red Pride Band Marching Showcase
7:30pm / Durango High School
Band is taking over the stadium! Come join the Durango High School Red Pride Marching Band at the DHS Stadium as they feature their 2023 competition show! We will also have special guest performances by the DHS Dance Team and a powderpuff football game at "halftime".   7:45 - 8:45
 Sunday, October 15th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Pottery 101: Two-day workshop - Day One
1:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Learn the basics for how to make your own hand built pottery in this 2-day workshop. On day 1, forms, cutters, stamps, and clay will be used to make trays and dishes. Michelle will go over: two methods for using forms; the tools and techniques for making and decorating; how to use cutters; and tips and shortcuts for getting the best results. Finally, we will wrap up with a talk about finding and embracing your own style in your creations-the wabi-sabi of pottery- making pieces that reflect your personal aesthetic and uniqueness.   $140.00/ Person
Merely Players present: The Tempest
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Tale of Enchantment THE TEMPEST by William Shakesphere   Tickets : $30
13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
2:00pm / 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.   House opens 30 minutes before listed show time.
 Monday, October 16th
K-28 100th Anniversary Fall Photography Special
6:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
In commemoration of our cherished K-28 locomotives turning 100-years old, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is pleased to offer a very rare and unique opportunity to experience an excursion from Durango to Silverton for an overnight and return powered by two Alco K-28s. The helper will be cut in mid-train, recreating a look and train operating scenario that harkens back to earlier decades on the Denver & Rio Grande Western.    The Silverton Train with mid train helper will operate October 16th and 17th. The two-day experience will offer the northbound mid-train helper with numerous run by opportunities to photograph and video this historical recreation. The consist will include a caboose, three coaches, gondola, concession car, and eight freight cars with livery backdated to a mid-1950s Denver and Rio Grande Western look.   Day One (October 16th): The 14-car consist will navigate the Animas Canyon for a 10-hour excursion to Silverton with plenty of locations to photograph the train from along the right of way. After a late afternoon arrival in Silverton, Durango's own and well-known author Jerry Day will give a presentation about the history of the K-28 locomotives during a special cocktail hour held at the Grand Imperial hotel. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and alcohol will be available for purchase. An organized night photo shoot will not be held in Silverton, however guests are welcome to capture images of the locomotives and consist at the Silverton depot on their own accord throughout the evening.   Day Two (October 17th): For the southbound return trip back to Durango, our K-28s will power two separate trains, one freight and one passenger, for the return trip to Durango. Again, there will be ample photo run by opportunities offered throughout the day.   A box lunch for each guest is included for both days of the excursion.   Overnight accommodations are NOT included in the price, however a block of rooms is available on a first come, first served basis at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton at a 15% discounted price. Rooms can be reserved by calling the Grand Imperial Hotel directly at (970) 387-5527.   While extremely unlikely, if due to any unforeseen event one of our K-28s is not available for service for the mid-train helper, that role will be filled by one of our K-36 or K-37 locomotives.   OCT 16th  Durango Departure: 6:30 AM  Silverton Arrival: 4:30 PM  Cocktail Hour: 5:30 PM   OCT: 17th  Silverton Departure 9:00 AM  Durango Arrival 6:30 PM   Fare:  $795. Coach seating (includes lunch)  *plus 8% historic preservation fee   Note: Passengers must have the ability to traverse possible rough terrain, board and de-board with photography equipment safely and expediently many times throughout the day. Although we don't exclude children, these events are designed for adult photographer enthusiasts
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, October 17th
K-28 100th Anniversary Fall Photography Special
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
In commemoration of our cherished K-28 locomotives turning 100-years old, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is pleased to offer a very rare and unique opportunity to experience an excursion from Durango to Silverton for an overnight and return powered by two Alco K-28s. The helper will be cut in mid-train, recreating a look and train operating scenario that harkens back to earlier decades on the Denver & Rio Grande Western.    The Silverton Train with mid train helper will operate October 16th and 17th. The two-day experience will offer the northbound mid-train helper with numerous run by opportunities to photograph and video this historical recreation. The consist will include a caboose, three coaches, gondola, concession car, and eight freight cars with livery backdated to a mid-1950s Denver and Rio Grande Western look.   Day One (October 16th): The 14-car consist will navigate the Animas Canyon for a 10-hour excursion to Silverton with plenty of locations to photograph the train from along the right of way. After a late afternoon arrival in Silverton, Durango's own and well-known author Jerry Day will give a presentation about the history of the K-28 locomotives during a special cocktail hour held at the Grand Imperial hotel. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and alcohol will be available for purchase. An organized night photo shoot will not be held in Silverton, however guests are welcome to capture images of the locomotives and consist at the Silverton depot on their own accord throughout the evening.   Day Two (October 17th): For the southbound return trip back to Durango, our K-28s will power two separate trains, one freight and one passenger, for the return trip to Durango. Again, there will be ample photo run by opportunities offered throughout the day.   A box lunch for each guest is included for both days of the excursion.   Overnight accommodations are NOT included in the price, however a block of rooms is available on a first come, first served basis at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton at a 15% discounted price. Rooms can be reserved by calling the Grand Imperial Hotel directly at (970) 387-5527.   While extremely unlikely, if due to any unforeseen event one of our K-28s is not available for service for the mid-train helper, that role will be filled by one of our K-36 or K-37 locomotives.   OCT 16th  Durango Departure: 6:30 AM  Silverton Arrival: 4:30 PM  Cocktail Hour: 5:30 PM   OCT: 17th  Silverton Departure 9:00 AM  Durango Arrival 6:30 PM   Fare:  $795. Coach seating (includes lunch)  *plus 8% historic preservation fee   Note: Passengers must have the ability to traverse possible rough terrain, board and de-board with photography equipment safely and expediently many times throughout the day. Although we don't exclude children, these events are designed for adult photographer enthusiasts
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Monthly Boundless Heart Mindfulness Practice
9:00am / Myah Mindfulness Studio
Practice with Myah Lee, a certified teacher in Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion(MSC).    In each session, we will explore, with curiosity, the nature of our own minds. We will investigate our experience through mindfulness practice in a wakeful, attentive, open, free and loving way. The purpose is to learn to become aware of mental, emotional and physical phenomena in our experience, and cultivate joy in daily living that brings profound ease, freedom and intimate connection with life.   Third Tuesday of Each Month: 9:00 - 10:30am  Cost: $20 per session   To reserve your space: call or email!
The Latest in Heating Technology
12:00pm / LPEA Zoom
Join us for an enlightening webinar hosted by LPEA, your trusted electric cooperative! Discover the cutting-edge advancements in heating technology, including energy-efficient heat pumps. Learn how LPEA's generous rebates can make upgrading your home's heating and cooling more affordable. Plus, explore valuable tax incentives worth $2,000 to ease the financial burden of enhancing your comfort and energy efficiency. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the world of heating innovation and savings. Register now!
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Wines & Spines Charity Dinner for Kylee
5:30pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Join us for a night of food, drinks, live music, and a silent auction benefiting Kylee Pontine! Tickets include dinner and a welcome drink.    Kylee is an incredible young lady who had an unfortunate horse accident during a rodeo she was participating in that resulted in a severe traumatic brain injury. She has undergone several surgeries and has received several treatments throughout the last two years. Currently, she receives adjustments at Pathfinder, goes to physical therapy, tuning fork therapy, energy healing, rides her horse 2x/ week, and is working on balance at the aquatic center. The road ahead is long, but with support from this community, anything is possible.
Sunset Yoga
6:00pm / The Powerhouse Science Center
Sunset Yoga down by the river on the Carver Family Plaza at The Powerhouse Science Center??   This FREE community event will be held 3rd Tuesdays of each month   All levels welcome.  Dj's & Mocktail Bar!  Hosted by Coach Soleil
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, October 18th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
October Tween/Teen Classes
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Wednesdays | 6 Classes | 4:00 - 5:00 | Oct 18 - Nov 30  It's spooky time! This October we will create some scary good projects such as a darling Ghostie, Magic Potions, and a Fancy Crow! When November rolls around, we will kick it off by making the cutest Pie Bunting, ever!
Fused Glasss Frit (Crushed Glass Painting)
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
In this fun-filled adult class, enjoy a glass of wine or other adult beverage while creating an 8'x10" One-of-a-Kind Painting from your own picture, idea, or drawing, with Frit (crushed glass)!   The final magic happens when your piece is fired in the kiln and all the little pieces of glass melt together to create your masterpiece! Come and join us, with a professional instructor to guide you!   No experience necessary!
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
DHS Homecoming Parade
6:00pm / Downtown Durango
Durango High School parade down Main Street
Making A Difference Speaker Series with Bode Miller
7:00pm / FLC Community Concert Hall
The Community Foundation's Making a Difference Speaker Series is designed to inspire conversation, prompt action, and bring a new perspective on an important community topic. Bode's movie & discussion will focus on mental health challenges and hopeful solutions in the Rocky Mountain region.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, October 19th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Aging On Your Terms: Medicare and Financial Wisdom for Retirement
9:00am / La Plata County Senior Services
Join us for a crucial session on 'Aging On Your Terms.' Presented by experts from Oxford Financial Planners, Comfort Keepers In Home Care, and AIS Medicare & More, this event will equip you with vital insights into Medicare and financial considerations for your retirement and aging in place strategy. As you learn savor complimentary refreshments.    Registration is FREE! Secure your future today.
Sepp Kuss Celebration and Parade
3:30pm / Buckley Park
All members of the public are invited to attend this special appearance of Kuss, known worldwide as The Eagle of Durango. The event will kick off at 3:30 with speeches from Kuss and special guests and a Q&A with Kuss. At 4:30, there will be a bike parade down Main Avenue and returning to Buckley Park via East 2nd Avenue. The evening will end back at Buckley Park with autograph signings, live music, food, drink, and Sepp Kuss merchandise sales.
Ska-BQ: Chuck Hank
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage with Chuck Hank!
Business After Hours
5:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Business After Hours is a networking event co-hosted by the Durango Chamber and The Payroll Department, attracting professionals from all around the Durango area. Join us for an evening of connections, celebrations, and fun! Door prizes are generously provided by The Payroll Department and Star Liquors!   Food - Drinks - Prizes   Registration Price:   Pre-Register & SAVE! $10 includes 2 drinks and appetizers! Register online for discounted pricing. Entry fees are $15 at the door.
Community Harvest Days
5:00pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
High Desert Garden Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night!    $5 donation appreciated. Omni Cafe will be shacking up the mocktails too!
Making A Difference Speaker Series with Bode Miller
7:00pm / FLC Community Concert Hall
The Community Foundation's Making a Difference Speaker Series is designed to inspire conversation, prompt action, and bring a new perspective on an important community topic. Bode's movie & discussion will focus on mental health challenges and hopeful solutions in the Rocky Mountain region.
 Friday, October 20th
Red Shirt Friday
8:00am / VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 is encouraging Durango businesses to observe RED Shirt Fridays from now until Veterans Day. Show your support for our troops and local veterans by wearing a RED Shirt on Fridays. Both short sleeve and long sleeve RED Shirts can be purchased at VFW4031.org or at the VFW Post.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
"Friday Puppy Hour" is now known as "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Join us for our weekly "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Come meet some of our adoptable animals to see if you find a spark!  Every Friday from 2pm to 4pm at PAR Headquarters, 2980 B Main Ave. Durango, CO.  Please remember not to bring your own pets to this event to ensure the safety and comfort of all our furry guests.   Always double-check our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Incense Burner! 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 an Incense Burner. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin! $35.00 Per Participant
Sip & Create - Fused Glass Aspen Landscape
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Mix creativity with pleasure and unwind from a busy week, while enjoying happy hour drinks, & learning how to make your own fused glass aspen tree landscape! By the end of the evening, your decorated piece will be ready for firing and done 2-10 days later for pick up! Must be 21 or older!
Dancing with the Durango Stars
5:30pm / St. Columba School
Fun, entertaining event benefiting the Durango Derailers Patient Assistance Fund. Seven couples will be performing dance routines for votes. Votes are $1 and the couple raising the most wins!
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 Night of Improv: Student Showcase
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Devise & Conquer members, Mary Quinn and Cindy Laudadio-Hill lead a showcase of both short and long-form improvisation featuring the students of the Durango Arts Center Improv Classes!   Hilarity will ensue.
BABYDELS Holy Church of House & Techno
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Theme: Angels & Demons come Together  Costumes Encouraged  $15 / $20 /   Door 8:00pm / Show 9:00pm-1:00am   BABYDELS  "Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time" -Basquiat  Femme House - Techno - Primal Dance  BabyDel is an emerging DJ in Durango, CO. She is a life-long believer in the power of dance music as a force for pure healing magic & a way to bring people together through sound, body movement, and dance. She is inspired & influenced by wide ranging genres of House and Techno blended with world music and primal rhythm. Her greatest wish as a DJ is create a unison through music that takes the dancers on a journey that can help them reset, release, and reconnect with themselves, each other, and the rhythm of the universe.   https://www.facebook.com/OmegaGurl  https://soundcloud.com/omegagirl8
 Saturday, October 21st
Animas Valley Balloon Rally
8:00am / Various locations
8:00-8:30AM  Mass Ascension sponsored by Eagle Rock Distributing. Come one come all enjoy the beautiful Animas Valley   9:00-10:00AM  FREE - Tethered Balloon Rides on the Launch Field after all balloons have take off   6:00-8:00PM  Downtown Balloon Glow   7:00-9:00PM  Animas Valley Drive By Balloon Glow - Sponsored by Dalton Ranch
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.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
End of Season Swap Meet
10:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
Join us for our end of season swap! Parts, accessories, gear, picker junk and more will be available!   Want to sell your stuff? A 10 x 10 vendor space is $25.   To reserve your vendor space:  1) Fill out the following Google Form (copy and paste into your browser): https://docs.google.com/.../1XujsOfGZHWPmRmkzbc.../editEmail 2) Call 970-259-0779 ext. 22 to make your payment.
Fish Fry Fundraiser
3:00pm / American Legion Post 28
Bring your appetite and enjoy some delicious fried catfish, cole slaw, hush puppies and more for only $10/plate. Food will be served at the American Legion starting at 3 pm until the food is gone.    All proceeds are to benefit the Veterans Relief Committee and the American Legion Post 28 Building Fund.   This event is sponsored by the Wells Group real estate brokerage.
Hermosa Cafe Art Mart Soiree
4:30pm / Hermosa Cafe Art Lot
An evening of art and self expression - art market with party atmosphere. Artisan vendors, interactive art demonstrations, live music and performance art, free kids projects, active mural wall and costume contest. Artists and performers can sign up on instagram @ Hermosacafeartlot. Every third Saturday of month.
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
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer and Ice
Every Saturday 6-9pm Karaoke with your Bartenders Diana & Kimmie ! If you can pull it up on YouTube we can get you on the mic, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint ! Great Food, Tasty Beer in a Fun, Safe, and Friendly Atmosphere ! Cheers
STEAM Fest - Supporting Curious Minds
7:00pm / The Powerhouse
Get ready for an electrifying night at The Powerhouse! Join us in supporting equitable access to learning and play at this adults-only event filled with interactive science-themed experiments, thrilling live auctions, and complimentary drinks and appetizers.    Unleash your inner scientist and have a blast while making a difference. Don't miss out on this exciting experience!   Tickets - $45 including admission, beer + wine, appetizers, and interactive science themed experiments!
The Secret Circus Society presents ZoZo's Inferno "Its' a hell of a show"
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Followed by DJ Dance Party!   Come join us for a circus twist on this classic tale, as we venture through Zozo's Inferno! Delve into the abyss with us as we explore what it means to be sinful. You won't want to miss our hottest show yet!   Don't forget to wear your best costume.    Ticket price:  $35 GA Pre-sale  $45 Day of  $69 V.I.P Crows nest Balcony Access includes, reclining couches, food to delight the taste buds, and additional perks.
Sara Petite | Live at The Light Box
8:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
Sara Petite, a fiery Americana singer-songwriter from San Diego, performs at The Light Box in Durango!
 Sunday, October 22nd
Animas Valley Balloon Rally
8:00am / Hermosa Meadows Road
8:00-8:30AM  Mass Ascension sponsored by Eagle Rock Distributing. Come one come all enjoy the beautiful Animas Valley   9:00-9:30AM  FREE - Tethered Balloon Rides on the Launch Field after all balloons have take off
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Silent Sunday with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Enjoy an afternoon of silent films accompanied by piano star, Adam Swanson - world renowned for his ragtime playin'! An old art form that's fun for the whole family brought to life at the DAC.
Healing Salve - Bringing Back the Witchy
2:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
What's the "Brew Ha-Ha"? It's the gathering of crafty locals who want to learn about brewing a natural Healing Salve while conversing on magical powers of herbs and oils. Have some witchery fun with Suchada from Eco Everyday, Durango Sustainable Goods' Every Day Self-Care Brand! She's been a skincare formulator, chemist, microbiologist, and toxicologist in her past life, and is now making amazing, simple and effective remedies that are toxin-free, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly! Customize your own 1.75oz Everyday Healing Salve just in time for the chilly Fall and Holiday seasons and the many outdoor adventures to come! These semi-solid remedies use a combination of herbal oils and natural waxes or butters to create potent, shelf-stable products that can be used to soothe and hydrate the skin, promote tissue repair and wound healing, reduce pain, and so much more. Each apprentice will be guided through making a 1.75oz concoction of naturally scented and therapeutic salve using a plant-based wax that is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, while learning about different essential oils and ingredients that add medicinal powers to healing salves. The student-designed salve will be packaged in a 2 oz amber glass jar ready to take home right after the workshop. Let's brew up some salves and have a witchin' good time! Space will be limited so sign up soon!   $55.00
Reflections: Songs of Love, Life, and Loss
7:00pm / Summit Church
Singing has always offered a refuge from the trials of life. This exquisite concert will evoke memories, inspire hope and joy, and share the powerful emotions brought about by the combination of beautiful music and stirring text. Composers will range from love songs by Johannes Brahms and a double choir Ave Maria by Gustav Holst to Gilbert and Sullivan and a wild, foot stomping spiritual. Reflections will open with a rhythmic and joyous Gloria from the medieval period and close with an intensely personal finale entitled I Have Had Singing.    (THIS CONCERT WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR DEAR LINDA GEER)
 Monday, October 23rd
Parents Night Out November 4th Registration Open!
8:00am / The Powerhouse
Take the night off, Drop your kid off at The Powerhouse for an evening of science activities, free exploration, and pizza.   Children age Kindergarten - 12 years old   Registration closes November 3rd.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, October 24th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Green Level Adult Improv Class
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Tuesdays | 4 Classes | 6:00 - 8:00 | Oct 24 - Nov 28   Adult Improv with Mary Quinn   DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!   $100 for four weeks  Students, Teachers, & Service Worker - $60   Email Tess for the student, educator, and service industry discount.   Due to the nature of improv, this class is restricted to students 18 years and older.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, October 25th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Lunch and Learn Workshop: Elevating Your Small Business Graphics and Visuals with Creative Expertise
12:00pm / TBK Bank
Lunch and Learn Workshop: Elevating Your Small Business Graphics and Visuals with Creative Expertise    Join us for an engaging and interactive presentation where we'll explore Canva and discover how to harness the full potential of this versatile design tool to enhance your digital marketing efforts, create eye-catching content, and elevate your brand's online presence. Bring your laptop or tablet to follow along in this interactive presentation! Be sure to have a Canva account prior to coming to the Lunch & Learn as we will be sending you templates to work through and customize. Join us on Wed., Oct. 25 for our Lunch & Learn Workshop at TBK Bank with Marketing Concepts Squared!    Canva is the ultimate design tool for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. Whether you're a seasoned designer or a beginner, Canva empowers you to create professional-quality graphics effortlessly. The experts at Marketing Concepts 2 will share information to:   - Utilize Canva's intuitive interface   - Design and optimize captivating social media posts   - Craft attention-grabbing marketing collateral   - Create compelling visual content    Who Should Attend????   - Small Business Owners   - Marketing Professionals   - Entrepreneurs   - Freelancers   - Nonprofit managers    Reserve Your Spot Now!
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Durango Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Seed Studio (Smiley Building)
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday | 6:00 - 8:00   This figure drawing session is a chance to practice and refine your artistic skills with a group of like minded friends.   Bring your preferred artistic medium. A nude model will complete a series of poses of varying lengths using a professional lighting setup. There is a $20 artist's fee ($15 for students). No experience needed!   For questions, contact us! No need to RSVP! Interested in modeling for some extra money? Please inquire.
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, October 26th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Colorado Department of Education Meet & Greet
4:00pm / Center for Innovation
Hear from Colorado Commissioner of Education Susana Córdova & State Board of Education Member Stephen Varela.    Reception to Follow   Sponsored by the Durango Education Foundation
Halloween Bike Parade and Powerhouse Party
4:00pm / Durango Rec Center
All Ages - Wear your costumes! All members of the public are welcome!   Join us for a parade along the picturesque Animas River Trail, ending at the Powerhouse for an epic Halloween Party! Get Halloween started early with trick-or-treating, games, and maybe even pie your coach, if you're lucky! Treat your taste buds to hot soup and drinks available for purchase, and every meal comes with a Devo mug for a spooktacular keepsake. We accept both cash and card payments.
Sine Language - An Acoustic Expression of Art Exhibit
4:30pm / Art Gallery, Department of Art and Design
This exhibition interprets sound and resonance into tangible installations and paintings. Through the acoustic expression of art, Cassano creates a musical, interactive environment with handmade, bronze vertebrae called "noema." Along with the 3D aspect of the exhibition, Cassano translates sound into physical paintings. The exhibition content will include large interactive sculptural and sound installation made with bronze, as well as large scale oil "sound" paintings on canvas.   In addition, a singing bowl musician Brandy Wade will host an immersive sound meditation for the community in the gallery on Thursday, November 9 @6pm
Durango Green Drinks
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Join Durango Green Drinks the last Thursday of the month from 5-7PM at 11th Street Station with two local sustainability organizations hosting each month. It's free and casual. Short announcements and presentations usually start around 5:30.
Sustainable Biz Meet & Greet
5:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
A winter monthly gathering of local sustainable business leaders designed to build community, partnerships, and to advance sustainable business practices.    Free for members of the Sustainable Biz Guide and $5 for the general public. To view the sustainable businesses that are in The Sustainable Biz Guide, check out: sustainabledurango.com   $5.00
Ska-BQ: Randy Crumbaugh
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music buy Randy Crumbaugh!
Blue Level Adult Improv Class
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Thursdays | 4 Classes | 6:00 - 8:00 | Oct 26 - Nov 16    Adult Improv with Cindy Laudadio-Hill - Blue Level    DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Cindy Laudadio-Hill, to help you fall further in love with the art of improvisation! This class will take beginner improvers to the next level with exercises focused on scene building, long-from improv, and building characters.   $100 for four weeks  Students, Teachers, & Service Worker - $60   Email Dar for the student, teacher, and service industry discount code.  Due to the nature of this class, this class is open to those 18 - 118 years old.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Warhl and Wine - Halloween Pumpkins and Other Spooky Entities
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
In this fun-filled adult class, enjoy a glass of wine or other adult beverage, be exposed to variety of tips, tricks and techniques, as you create a One-of-a-Kind Painting of Halloween Pumpkins!   All supplies, laughter, beverage and an exceptional teacher, Mike Scieszka, are included in this very special class.   This is also a great venue for engagement and bachelorette parties, baby showers, work parties, retirement parties and holiday events.
 Friday, October 27th
Red Shirt Friday
8:00am / VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 is encouraging Durango businesses to observe RED Shirt Fridays from now until Veterans Day. Show your support for our troops and local veterans by wearing a RED Shirt on Fridays. Both short sleeve and long sleeve RED Shirts can be purchased at VFW4031.org or at the VFW Post.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
"Friday Puppy Hour" is now known as "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Join us for our weekly "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Come meet some of our adoptable animals to see if you find a spark!  Every Friday from 2pm to 4pm at PAR Headquarters, 2980 B Main Ave. Durango, CO.  Please remember not to bring your own pets to this event to ensure the safety and comfort of all our furry guests.   Always double-check our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Incense Burner! 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 Creative Sculpture. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!   $35.00 Per Participant
9th Annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
The nightmare continues! The Durango Elks are excited to present this year's haunted house, A Night at the Movies! The cost is only $10 and funds our local community programs at the Elks Lodge.    Grab your friends for emotional support and see if you can handle the 7th annual Nightmare on Elk Street, A Night at the Movies!
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horrow Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
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.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed time. The Rocky Horror Show is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. concordtheatricals.com
20MOONS presents 'Dances in Real Time' - One Night Only!
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
Enjoy a fun, unique, one-of-a-kind experience with 20MOONS dance theater as we shine the spotlight on our creative process and invite you into the magic!   A fully improvisational exploration will unfold in real time into a new dance theater piece that YOU can help us make!   (Note: no actual dancing required on your part!)   Tickets only available at the door!   $25-$50 sliding scale donation   This one-night fundraiser kicks off our 2023-2024 sponsorship drive! Help us raise money to fund an exciting collaboration with the San Juan Symphony!
Stillhouse Junkies with Special Guest Golden Shoals - Night One
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  Single Night Pass $25 *The Animas City Theatre will NOT refund or Switch single night passes purchased for wrong evening*  Two Night Pass $40   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.   https://stillhousejunkies.com  https://www.facebook.com/stillhousejunkies  https://www.instagram.com/stillhousejunkies  https://music.apple.com/us/album/calamity/1501005420
DGO Halloween Party
9:00pm / The Garage
DGO Magazine presents: Villains, a Halloween Bash. Costume Party, Prizes, Aria Petty One, Secret Circus Society. Tickets available at the door or on the DGO Magazine website for $5 https://dgomag.com/villains/ Bring your FLC student card to receive discount on tickets!
 Saturday, October 28th
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.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
DEA National Drug Take Back Day
10:00am / Durango Police Substation (near Three Springs)
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Durango Police Department are committed to making our communities safer and healthier by preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction. Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Dispose of them safely during DEA National Drug Take Back Day!
17th Annual Three Springs Fall Festival
11:00am / Three Springs Plaza
Free Event! Get your costumes ready and join us at Three Springs! Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Colorado, for all your favorite Fall Fest activities: Neighborhood Trick or Treating (bring your own trick or treat bag!), Live Music, Pumpkin Decorating, Scavenger Hunt, Coloring Contest sponsored by Alpine Bank and other fun activities to support the Bigs & Littles!    Parking:  Due to street closures around the Plaza, please follow traffic and parking signage on the the day of the event. There will be parking available at Mercy Hospital with the Knights of Columbus.
Skyhawks vs Black Hills State University
12:00pm / Ray Dennison Memorial Field
Pink Game, Academic/Faculty and Staff Day.  Presented by Centura, The Wells Group, and Alpine Bank.
Spoketober SLOW ride
4:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Slow Cycle - Rules, Rules, Rules   We've had a few questions sent in from people regarding the exact rules of the Slow Cycle, one of which was asking whether by not entering at all, they would record the slowest time and thus win the $50 EsoTerra Gift Card. Now we appreciate an existentialist debate as much as the next person, but this is a competition and so to make it fair we have set out a few rules.   No touching the floor  Once you have both feet on the pedals you must not take them off again until you've reached the end of the course. Anyone seen dabbing will have to start again.  No trackstands  You must keep moving at all times, stopping for any length of time is not permitted.  Bikes must travel forward only  No leaving your lane  Two wheels good, three and four wheels are not allowed (Style points will be awarded to anyone attempting the course on a unicycle, but any participants wishing to do so should make note of rule 3.)  No touching other riders  You can't do it in a swimming pool and you can't do it here either. Costumes earn extra points (afterall, it is 'Spokie' season!!!) The Marshal's decision is final.   Call EsoTerra Ciderworks to lock in your starting time: 970/422-8017
CryoMedSpa Schmooze & Greet
4:00pm / CryoMedSpa
THIS Saturday Swing by and meet the crew for our office shindig! We have all kinds of awesome you may have been curious about but never had the time to research: Cryotherapy, RedLight Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, IV Theray, and MORE! We got you covered! We have snacks, beverages, info tours, a raffle and MORE waiting for you next Saturday! Come get a shot of health before candy mania begins this Halloween.   Kick start your holiday wellness Saturday with us!
Trivia Treasure Hunt and Trunk or Treat
4:30pm / Buckley Park
Come join us for a family-friendly fall celebration! Test your wits and memory against a Trivia/Riddle challenge, enjoy our humble “Share the Harvest” banquet table, play some cornhole, enjoy area performers, and support non-profits and sustainability organizations, opening their hearts and car trunks filled with treats and tasty information!   Organizational Trunk or Treat with 4 CORE, Habitat for Humanity, Sierra Club, Wildfire Adapted Partnership (featuring Smokey Bear), Good Food Collective with Native Indigenous Foods, Durango High School Green Team, Citizens Climate Lobby and LPC Dems.   Share the Harvest Community Potluck Banquet   Games and Prizes, mind challenging teasers, wear your costumes. All FUN and free!
Halloween Magic Show with Mysto
5:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Halloween is for MAGIC!!! By using character, skits, and flawless magic technique, Mysto brings his audiences back to a simpler time of joy, wonder, amazement, and just good olde-fashioned FUN!   Our influences are Abbot & Costello, Lucille Ball, and Bugs Bunny.   We believe that people are starving for good, clean, live, fun entertainment. We have always believed that Vaudeville provided the foundation for that fun. The ever-changing show format allows for members of our circus and entertainment community to show off their talents to a receptive crowd.   Bringing safe, clean, magical entertainment to all people is our mission to make this world a little better place to live.   All tickets include a beverage: Adult for adults $20, and warm mulled apple cider for the kids $15!   For tickets, visit: esoterraciderworks.ticketleap.com/halloween-magic-show-with-mysto/ or call us at 970/422-8017
La La Bones
5:30pm / 11th Street Station
Time Bends and other newly released songs!
Halloween Brew Party
6:00pm / Durango Beer and Ice
Karaoke , $3 pints on selected craft Beers, Horror Show on the big screen, Goulish Tunes , Food special & Dress up your "GOULEST " for our costume contest !    Come start your Halloween Festivities with Us! Cheers   10am-9pm serving brunch till 2pm .
9th Annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
The nightmare continues! The Durango Elks are excited to present this year's haunted house, A Night at the Movies! The cost is only $10 and funds our local community programs at the Elks Lodge.    Grab your friends for emotional support and see if you can handle the 7th annual Nightmare on Elk Street, A Night at the Movies!
Monster Mash Bull Team Bash
6:00pm / Sky Ute Fairgrounds Indoor Arena
Calling all ghost and goblins!   Smith & Sons Productions & Sponsors brings to you The 2nd Annual Monster Mash Bull Team Bash! Featuring the best bucking bulls & bull rider athletes in the 4 corners going head-to-head! There will be a costume contest as well as vendors on site!    Costumes are not required but highly encouraged!    If you would like to become a vendor or event sponsor please direct message Smith & Sons Bucking Bulls/Productions on FaceBook
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horrow Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
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.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed time. The Rocky Horror Show is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. concordtheatricals.com
Halloween Magic Show with Mysto
7:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Halloween is for MAGIC!!! By using character, skits, and flawless magic technique, Mysto brings his audiences back to a simpler time of joy, wonder, amazement, and just good olde-fashioned FUN!   Our influences are Abbot & Costello, Lucille Ball, and Bugs Bunny.   We believe that people are starving for good, clean, live, fun entertainment. We have always believed that Vaudeville provided the foundation for that fun. The ever-changing show format allows for members of our circus and entertainment community to show off their talents to a receptive crowd.   Bringing safe, clean, magical entertainment to all people is our mission to make this world a little better place to live.   All tickets include a beverage: Adult for adults $20, and warm mulled apple cider for the kids $15!   For tickets, visit: esoterraciderworks.ticketleap.com/halloween-magic-show-with-mysto/ or call us at 970/422-8017
Stillhouse Junkies with Special Guest: Never Come Down - Night Two
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Stillhouse Junkies Night Two  Jim Henson's Muppet Costume Contest  Special Guest Never Come Down  Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  Single Night Pass: $25 *The Animas City Theatre will NOT refund or Switch single night passes purchased for wrong evening*  Two Night Pass $40   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.   https://stillhousejunkies.com  https://www.facebook.com/stillhousejunkies  https://www.instagram.com/stillhousejunkies  https://music.apple.com/us/album/calamity/1501005420
Halloween Costume Party with Live Music
8:30pm / The American Legion
Live music from Shadowtrapp and The Concerns!   Costume contest and Prizes!
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horrow Show
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
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.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed time. The Rocky Horror Show is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. concordtheatricals.com
 Sunday, October 29th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
San Juan Symphony Chamber Singers - The Young Americans: Emerging Composers
3:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
The highly skilled and dedicated Chamber Singers choir will tackle a variety of works by emerging American composers, conducted by Elizabeth Crawford and presented as part of the San Juan Symphony's new Beyond the Concert Hall programming.    "We are embarking on New Horizons in our 38th Season," says Thomas Heuser, Music Director of the San Juan Symphony. "We are thrilled and honored to welcome the Chamber Singers into the Symphony family, and for their opening concert on October 29th, our friend Elizabeth has crafted a beautiful program filled with distinct American voices and a huge range of emotions."   All of the composers on the program are still alive today, and some are in their early 40s. That presents quite the contrast to some Classical composers who flourished over 200 years ago. The Chamber Singers have the flexibility to thrive in new music, folk music, religious songs, and popular music alike -- a testament to their serious commitment to performing choral works at the highest standard. Solo voices from within the choir will be featured in the October concert, along with a select group of area musicians, including collaborative pianist Christi Livingston.   General admission tickets are available now at durangoconcerts.com for $5 and $24. Tickets will also be available at the door on the afternoon of the performance. The exclusive "Young Americans" event will be presented on Sunday, October 29th, at 3:00 p.m. in the lovely acoustics of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Durango, with an audience reception to follow.    For more information, visit the homepage of the Symphony's Beyond the Concert Hall series: sanjuansymphony.org/beyond-the-concert-hall.
Trunk or Treat
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Bring your kids by for some candy and fun cars! If you'd like to participate with a car or truck reach out to me!
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horrow Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
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.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed time. The Rocky Horror Show is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. concordtheatricals.com
Long Beach Dub Allstars x Passafire w/Special Guests
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$40 /$45 / 21+   After making their triumphant return in 2020 with their self-titled album, Long Beach Dub Allstars are taking it all the way back-to-basics on their new album "Echo Mountain High". The album will take listeners on a trip through a psychedelic mountain range of musical madness filled with reggae, rock, ska, hip hop, hard dub, and soul.   When the pandemic hit, tour was cancelled and the band was put down for about a bit. After about a year, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Opie Ortiz and Edwin Kampwirth got busy and started to write some songs. Setting up their own personal musical "resort" in Opie's yard, the duo began to demo new tracks. This "resort sesh" led to the creation of 18 demos that would become the seeds of "Echo Mountain High"   The band began working with Long Beach Dub Allstars guitarist Michael "Miguel" Happoldt to help figure out which of the songs to focus on. 13 songs were chosen and sent the band. With the full band tracking straight to tape at Tracking at 64 Sound, the canvas and frame were built and it was now time to paint. So then off to record overdubs with the great Lewis "Lew" Richards at 17th Street Recording studios , as well as at Mike and Tim's home studios. Within a year, the album was completed.   Today's generation of reggae-rock fans may not fully understand how critical this group was to the reggae-rock genre, following Sublime's conclusion in 1996. They played at a time when social media was non-existent. Live-videos of their early performances are mostly of grainy VHS quality, while most live-photos shot by fans were with throw-away cameras. There was no Youtube, Facebook, and this was before Myspace or even iTunes. They were the torch bearers of a genre that Sublime introduced and the original 'Dub Allstars lineup included most of the players who were involved in cultivating that Reggae-Rock sound with Brad Nowell. Seeing them reunite and perform new music after a 15-year absence is exciting. Together these musical professors and legends from Long Beach have engineered a new studio album that adds to the legacy of Long Beach Dub Allstars. 25 years later the band has found its resurgence with Opie Ortiz(vocals), Miguel Happoldt (guitar), Tim Wu (horns) joined by Roger Rivas (keys), Ed Kampwirth (bass) and Gil Sharone(drums).
 Monday, October 30th
Parents Night Out November 4th Registration Open!
8:00am / The Powerhouse
Take the night off, Drop your kid off at The Powerhouse for an evening of science activities, free exploration, and pizza.   Children age Kindergarten - 12 years old   Registration closes November 3rd.
Register! Brain Body Boogie on November 4th
8:00am / Durango Dance
On Saturday, November 4th, kids and families will shake up and wake up their brains and bodies. Dance and the martial art of aikido combine to help participants discover and feel how the body and brain work together. Build coordination, confidence, and strength in motion. Have fun as you shimmy, shake, and spin!   Durango Aikido and Durango Dance co-host this one-of-a-kind crossover class. A generous grant from the City of Durango provides scholarships for kids, child+parent combos, and family groups of four. Register for free today to be considered for full funding.   This workshop especially welcomes neurodiverse and special needs movers and groovers who will train with qualified, specialist instructors.   Be here. Be aware. Bee-bop, groove, and boogie with your body and your brain!
Fall Open House
5:00pm / Durango Adult Education Center
A Spooktacular Night Awaits!   The Durango Adult Education Center is welcoming our supporters, donors, and general community to an evening of spooky fun! Our Fall Open House is a chance to tour our classrooms and chat with our board and staff. Enjoy Halloween snacks, drinks, and games! Costumes are encouraged!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, October 31st
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. Children's Halloween now also includes a Carnival and Trunk or Treat at TBK Bank Parking Lot. The games are provided by the Boy's and Girls Club of La Plata County and generously sponsored by TBK Bank. All games are free for children 14 and under. There will also be approximately 15 businesses offering a Trunk or Treat, handing out candy or non-candy items to kids. This offers a fun addition to halloween night! We hope you will join us on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 from 4-6pm for all these great activities!
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
9th Annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
The nightmare continues! The Durango Elks are excited to present this year's haunted house, A Night at the Movies! The cost is only $10 and funds our local community programs at the Elks Lodge.    Grab your friends for emotional support and see if you can handle the 7th annual Nightmare on Elk Street, A Night at the Movies!
Live Music with Jason Thies
6:00pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Jason is a guitarist, singer and songwriter based out of Durango Colorado. He's got a rock and country blues feel with a JJ Cale kinda groove.
Frights and Delights
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Come join us Halloween Night For Frights and Delights! We are your Zombie Headquarters home base.   Costume Contest at 10pm ($100 bar tab to the winner)!  Let’s get down Durango!
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horrow Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
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.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed time. The Rocky Horror Show is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. concordtheatricals.com
Liver Down the River Halloween Show
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+ / $20 / $25  From the Front Range of Colorado comes the five-piece band Liver Down The River. From the high peaks of Bluegrass, the deep pockets of the Funk, and the outer reaches of space, a new genre is created: Funk-edeli-grass   "A funkadelic hoedown that will send you into infinity and beyond!" - DGO Magazine   Since 2012, LDTR's unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with artists such as: The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Main Squeeze, Moe, and more.   www.liverdowntheriver.com  www.facebook.com/liverdowntheriver  www.instagram.com/liverdowtheriver  www.soundcloud.com/liverdowntheriver
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