November 2022 Events

 Tuesday, November 1st
Page One Writing Contest
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and nothing else) for a chance to win prizes and have it aired on our Page One radio program!   CONTEST RULES:  "One Page" = approx. 300 - 500 words  Original works written by locals  All ages and topics welcome   Submissions accepted from : November 1 - November 31  Four winning pages will be selected by mid-December  Winners will be aired on KSUT & KDUR in January 2023  Submissions can be emailed to nancy.stoffer@durangogov.org or dropped off at Durango Public Library
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
After School Art and Craft Classes for Kids
3:30pm / Deborah Everton
There is a chill in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! To get us in the autumn mood, We will decorate a fun, glittered Haunted house and create some not-too-spooky flying Pumpkin Bats! After Halloween we will get ready for Thanksgiving with a felt leaf headband and a Pinecone Turkey! I know we will have tons of fun making all of these (and more), fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
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.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture.   This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
Author Talk & Book Signing: Heather Hansman"Powder Days"
6:00pm / Maria's Bookshop
An electrifying adventure into the rich history of skiing and the modern heart of ski-bum culture, from one of America's most preeminent ski journalists.   The story of skiing is, in many ways, the story of America itself. Blossoming from the Tenth Mountain Division in World War II, the sport took hold across the country, driven by adventurers seeking the rush of freedom that only cold mountain air could provide. As skiing gained in popularity, mom-and-pop backcountry hills gave way to groomed trails and eventually the megaresorts of today. Along the way, the pioneers and diehards--the ski bums--remained the beating heart of the scene.   Veteran ski journalist and former ski bum Heather Hansman takes readers on an exhilarating journey into the hidden history of American skiing, offering a glimpse into an underexplored subculture from the perspective of a true insider. Hopping from Vermont to Colorado, Montana to West Virginia, Hansman profiles the people who have built their lives around a cold-weather obsession. Along the way she reckons with skiing's problematic elements and investigates how the sport is evolving in the face of the existential threat of climate change.
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:00pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
SOLD OUT An evening with MarchFourth: Día de los Muertos
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / MarchFourth 8:00pm 21+ / $27 / $30   MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!   With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of performers, MarchFourth is a spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma! M4 has been seen on stages from ESPN's Espy Awards to festivals like Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, and High Sierra Music Fest, to world-class venues like The Kennedy Center and The Fillmore, and even a cultural exchange tour to China, sponsored by the US State Department.   MarchFourth's track "Gospel" (from their self-released album Rise Up, 2009) was featured as the closing credits theme song in the Disney/Pixar animated film, Monsters University. Their next album Magnificent Beast was self-released in 2011, produced by fellow Portlander Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).   For their most recent album, Magic Number, fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record with Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael "Count" Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty). With local talent at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you'd expect from MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone).   "Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans, MarchFourth put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed, MarchFourth entertains on every level every second they are on the stage…or off!" ~Live for Live Music.
 Wednesday, November 2nd
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Beverage Tastings
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting AND sample our incredible chocolate or beverages at our in-cafe tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational beverage tasting. These tastings are in-house trainings to educate our staff about our offerings and we love to have the public join us!   Beverage tastings may be coffee or espresso based, or might include alcohol such as spirits or wine; it all depends on what our staff is learning about that week!   Each week will be something different, whether we're tasting the difference between a cappuccino (or as we call it, The Claim Jumper) and a Harlot (otherwise known as a latte), or sampling a new cocktail we're considering for our cocktail & chocolate pairing menu.   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new! Plus, don't forget: on the Wednesdays we aren't doing beverage tastings, we'll be doing chocolate tastings! Join us each Wednesday at 5:00 for an in-cafe tasting!
Musically Speaking
6:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Maestro Heuser will do a one hour deep dive into the @sanjuansymphony "Majesty of Mozart" concerts. Light apps provided and bar open for drink purchases.
FLC Performing Arts Present CARABET!
7:00pm / Fort Lewis College
CABARET, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in 1930 Berlin as the Nazis are ascending to power. The musical revolves around an American writer's relationship with an English cabaret performer, all overseen by the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub.
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, November 3rd
Start-Up Flex and Stretch
11:00am / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
Join Elizabeth Calagias at the Center for Innovation this October for: Start-Up Flex and Stretch!   A weekly series on Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.   October 6 - Practice Creating Flyer's and Presentations for Your Business  October 13 - Create Graphics for Your Digital Campaigns  October 20 - Get Started with Your Very Own Podcast  October 27 Practice Creating Flyer's and Presentations for Your Business  November 3 - Create Graphics for Your Digital Campaigns 
La Plata County Commissioners - CCAT Planning Meeting
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Board has been invited to attend the virtual Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT) meeting to discuss relevant policy updates and help plan CCAT's 2023 legislative agenda.
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Commissioner Matt Salka Bayfield Office Hours
4:30pm / Pine River Library
Commissioner Matt Salka will hold in-person office hours in Bayfield ffor members of the public to discuss county issues of interest or concern.
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
Open Mic / Karaoke
6:00pm / American Legion Post 28
Belt one out or make us laugh Doors / Sign Up @ 18:00
Board of County Commissioners - Town of Ignacio/La Plata County Joint Work Session
6:00pm / Sky Ute Casino Resort
The Board will meet with the Town of Ignacio Board of Trustees and staff to discuss items of mutual interest. The meeting will be held at Ignacio Town Hall at 540 Goddard Ave, Ignacio. An agenda for this meeting will be posted by Wednesday morning at: http://laplatacountyco.iqm2.com/Citizens/calendar.aspx
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia"
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
 Friday, November 4th
Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30am / Durango Public Library
Friends of the Durango Library book sale  $10 a bag, all proceeds benefit the
Peppermint Bark Stout Release
11:00am / Ska Brewing
Join us for the release of our newest Stout! Peppermint Bark Stout brewed with Animas Chocolate Company's™ Peppermint Bark Stout. Available in 12oz cans and 4 packs and on draft.
First Friday Pop Up
12:00pm / Bucks Parlor
First Friday Pop Up at Bucks Parlor. Swing in any first Friday of the month to see local artist and buy some cool vintage! Friday April 1st we will have three makers in the shop. One with lovely copper electraform jewelry, a ceramic artist and a textile artist. Please follow our socials for more info.
Pumpkin and Leaf Drop-Off
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Recycle your pumpkins and all those leaves!
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Leaf Bowls! 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 Leaf Bowl to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin! $30.00 Per Participant
First Friday Art Show
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Create Art and Tea is now hosting First Friday. First Friday is an effort to bring art and charitable foundations together. On the First Friday of every month, Create Art and Tea will host an art opening featuring new artists.    Featured artists will choose a charity to support. A portion of the proceeds made from purchased art will go to the organization of choice. On opening night, you can expect light refreshments, live musical performances, the opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about the charitable organizations. The works for sale will remain in the loft area of the gallery for the remaining duration of each month.   Times may vary. Visit website for more details on each month's featured artists and charities!
Join us for Pasta Night!
5:00pm / VFW Post 4031
Join us for some delicious pasta & raise funds for the American Legion Post 28 kitchen remodel. The event will be held at the VFW in the lower dining hall. Menu includes spaghetti & meatballs, chicken alfredo, salad, garlic bread & cookies for only $15/plate. Proudly sponsored by Rock Solid Granite. This event is open to the public.
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia"
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
 Saturday, November 5th
59th Annual Ski Swap
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
More Than 10,000 Items to Choose From!   ? New and used Ski/ Snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, local individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover hiking gear, packs, car racks, and many other items.   ? SWAP PROCEEDS are used for community group donations, patrol medical supplies, patrol equipment, patroller training, facility maintenance and upgrades, and patrol uniforms.
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus Sitter Family Hall Room 710
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance. Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Pumpkin and Leaf Drop-Off
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Recycle your pumpkins and all those leaves!
Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30am / Durango Public Library
Friends of the Durango Library book sale  $10 a bag, all proceeds benefit the
Will Work for Soup & Pasta Herding Trial
9:30am / SummerNy Ranch
Come watch amazing dogs and handlers run sheep through a course in this two round plus final herding competition to support the Pine River Shares Backpack program.   Guest Judge: Gail Gardener   Admission: 5 cans of chunky soup or 10 packets Knorrs (or equivalent) ready pasta or rice meals.   Unless competing, please leave your own dogs at home. They get way too excited when watching the dogs work. Thank you!
Thanksgiving Food Drive
10:00am / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Benefiting The Durango Food Bank. Needed items: Pumpkin Pie Filling, Canned Cranberries, Instant Potatoes, Gift cards for families to buy a Turkey or ham, Gravy, Broth, Green Beans, Pie Crust Mix Drop off Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Fall Season Celebratory 5K
10:00am / Three Springs
10-10:45 a.m. - Girls on the Run Celebration Village  11 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K   5K Celebration  Confidence through Accomplishment  Each season comes to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember! Every child in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.
Anniversary Party
12:00pm / 11th Street Station
Food, Drinks and Live Music!
"I Lived in the Rico Depot"
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Please come join us for a live talk with Joanne Smith, author of "I Lived in the Rico Depot". Due to the sensitive copyrights of some of her photos, this talk will not be recorded, and no photos or videos will be allowed.    There is no charge, but donations are always welcome.
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia"
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia" - Understudy
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
 Sunday, November 6th
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday.    Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Pumpkin and Leaf Drop-Off
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Recycle your pumpkins and all those leaves!
Cutting and Polishing Cabochons
10:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
Learn to cut and polish a cabochon.   In this class you will learn how to operate a large slab saw. From the slab you will be able to cut out an oval blank which you will learn to grind to shape and polish. You will have created a stone that is ready to set in jewelry.   You will also learn how to drill a hole in a stone and how to make a matched pair of earrings out of rock.   Cost of the class is $80. All materials are provided. To register contact Joel Arnold.
Football Sundays
11:00am / Zia Cantina
Watch football with us on our BIG SCREEN TV every Sunday starting at 11am!
Winter Cordial Making Workshop
11:00am / Marija's kitchen/Osadha Natural Health, LLC
A cordial is a naturally sweetened herbal extract blend that is used for health but can also be used in cocktail making. With winter approaching, it's traditional to make cordials with immune boosting, blood moving, and uplifting herbs and spices. You'll make your own blend and take it home for pressing out after it's infused for several weeks. $43.50, materials included. Address provided upon registration.
Majesty of Mozart
3:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Mark your calendars for the weekend of November 5-6, 2022 for The Majesty of Mozart. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Durango Choral Society, the Caliente Singers of Farmington, and the Fort Lewis College Chamber Choir for performances of Mozart's Requiem Mass, the great composer's final musical statement. Nothing compares to the sound of an enormous choir, full orchestra, and four renowned vocal soloists all joining forces in the presentation of this iconic masterpiece. Truly, this is a concert that must be heard to be believed.
Author Event & Book Signing: Ted Conover "Cheap Land Colorado"
6:00pm / Maria's Bookshop
From Ted:  "My new book about life off-grid in Colorado’s San Luis Valley comes out this fall, and I’m super excited about it. Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge describes the unusual people who choose to live on that beautiful, lonely prairie and my life among them—first as a volunteer for a group trying to prevent homelessness, and then as a neighbor, after I bought my own five acres.   Jessica Bruder, who wrote Nomadland, had this to say about Cheap Land Colorado:   Conover invites readers to ride shotgun along an unraveling edge of the American West, where sepia-toned myths about making a fresh start collide with modern modes of alienation, volatility and exile. Unflinchingly candid and eternally big-hearted, Conover brings the frontier and its denizens into focus without blurring any contradictions: splendor and brutality, freedom and deprivation, hospitality alongside a deep-seated unease.   The title, by the way, comes from the phrase some prairie people have used in order to search online for land they can afford."
 Monday, November 7th
Page One Writing Contest
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and nothing else) for a chance to win prizes and have it aired on our Page One radio program!   CONTEST RULES:  "One Page" = approx. 300 - 500 words  Original works written by locals  All ages and topics welcome   Submissions accepted from : November 1 - November 31  Four winning pages will be selected by mid-December  Winners will be aired on KSUT & KDUR in January 2023  Submissions can be emailed to nancy.stoffer@durangogov.org or dropped off at Durango Public Library
Register! Holiday Crafts Classes for Adults/ Afternoons
1:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Join me in making festive and beautiful holiday decorations! All supplies included in price!
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Jewelry Making for the Soul
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each week students will discover fun and different guided projects that introduce basic jewelry making techniques.    Week one - colorful earrings with glass beads or polished stones.   Week two - wire wrapping.   Week three - bracelets.   Week four - necklaces and de-stressing with beads  and weeks 4 and 5 - Steampunk Extravaganza!
Fall After School Art and Crafts for Teens and Tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
It's that scary time of year when the days get chillier, the nights longer, and all kinds of creatures both scary and cute walk our streets. This year, the Teen/Tween class will create a Haunted Bird House and a Vampire Gnome, "Gnomeula",for Halloween! Next, we will get ready for Thanksgiving by making a dried flower hair comb (or barrette), to decorate our hair and some darling paper lanterns , apples, and pears to decorate our tables! I know we will have tons of fun making these fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
Register! Holiday Craft Classes for Adults/Evenings
6:30pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Join me in making festive and beautiful holiday decorations! All supplies included in price!
 Tuesday, November 8th
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
After School Art and Craft Classes for Kids
3:30pm / Deborah Everton
There is a chill in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! To get us in the autumn mood, We will decorate a fun, glittered Haunted house and create some not-too-spooky flying Pumpkin Bats! After Halloween we will get ready for Thanksgiving with a felt leaf headband and a Pinecone Turkey! I know we will have tons of fun making all of these (and more), fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
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.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture.   This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, November 9th
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Green Business Roundtable
12:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Get inspired + enjoy delicious food and great company, all during your lunch hour. See you there!
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown Fall Fundraiser
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Join us for a night of fun and great bluegrass to help support the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown! Your $20 ticket includes a free Meltdown koozie and entry to the Wild Horse Saloon to watch four bluegrass bands! Come boogie to amazing bluegrass by La La Bones, Bluegrouse, Smelter Mountain Boys, and Tone Dog.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to an in-person meeting on Wednesday, November 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin will present: "Ann Axtell Morris and the amazing story of early 20th century women archaeologists in the Southwest." The meeting and presentation will also be available on Zoom. See SJBAS.ORG for information.   Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin is the Edward Bridge Danson, Jr. Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona and also Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and has nearly 40 years of experience studying rock art, pottery, and other visual arts in the Southwest. Her current research focuses on the long-term histories and arts of Hopi and Zuni communities and their relationships with land and water. She is investigating culturally appropriate museum curation techniques in collaboration with Indigenous scholars, and planning new exhibits for MNA's galleries and publications about MNA's collections
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, November 10th
Build a Bong with Mr. B
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Two classes! 3 - 6pm and 7 - 9pm!    It's happening again! Mr. B is back to help you get ready for those long holidays with relatives or those cold winter nights without much to do by helping you make your very own custom smoking apparatus.   Come get your hands dirty as you create unique and functional pipes, bubblers, bongs or any other smoking related pottery your heart desires using slab-building techniques!    Enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a clay smoking device to use for years to come. You will then glaze your piece using a variety of colors. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Perfect for a stoner couple date idea, a great way to hang out or simply make new friends while you build the piece of your dreams. With two days of classes you'll have plenty of chances to join the fun!   No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Opening Reception ~ Pastiche Art Exhibit
5:00pm / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Author Event & Book Signing: Andrew Gulliford "Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance"
5:00pm / Maria's Bookshop
Designated in 2016 by President Obama and reduced to 85 percent of its original size one year later by President Trump, Bears Ears National Monument continues to be a flash point of conflict between ranchers, miners, environmental groups, states’ rights advocates, and Native American activists. In this volume, Andrew Gulliford synthesizes 11,000 years of the region’s history to illuminate what’s truly at stake in this conflict and distills this geography as a place of refuge and resistance for Native Americans who seek to preserve their ancestral homes, and for the descendants of Mormon families who arrived by wagon train in 1880.   Gulliford’s engaging narrative explains prehistoric Pueblo villages and cliff dwellings, Navajo and Ute history, impacts of the Atomic Age, uranium mining, and the pothunting and looting of Native graves that inspired the passage of the Antiquities Act over a century ago. The book describes how the national monument came about and its deep significance to five native tribes.   Bears Ears National Monument is a bellwether for public land issues in the American West. Its recognition will be a relevant topic for years to come.   Andrew Gulliford is professor of history at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He is an award-winning author whose books include Boomtown Blues: Colorado Oil Shale; Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions; and The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Living Rural on the west side: An Open House for making Community Connections
5:30pm / Breen Community Building
Are you curious about what is happening on our West Side or how best to take care of your property and natural resources?   La Plata County Commissioners, Staff, and CSU Extension present... Living Rural on the West Side: An Open House for Making Community Connections.   Join us at the Breen Community Building on November 10th at 5:30 PM. We will be coving the following topics:  - Soil & Water Health   - Weed & Rodent Management  - Wildfire Mitigation  - Historical Preservation  - Good Neighbor Practices  and much more!   This is a share-out of information from local speakers and community organizations. Come join us and meet your neighbors!
Be Local Coupon Book Launch Party
5:30pm / The Union House
Come to enjoy a live music performance by the Smelter Mtn. Boys, snacks provided by Union Social House, and an exclusive look at the 2023 Be Local Coupon Book.   This event is open to the public, and 2023 Be Local Coupon Books will be available for purchase.    Raise a glass to the trailblazing businesses that make our community so spectacular while also being one of the first to purchase this year's Be Local Coupon Book!
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia" -
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
 Friday, November 11th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Annual Veterans Day Parade
11:00am / Main Avenue
The parade will begin at at the corner of Main Avenue and College Drive and is sponsored by the members and auxiliary of the Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031.    Following the parade at approximately noon, the VFW will host an open house featuring music by Durango Brass with food available as well. A flyover is scheduled for noon, so all parade-goers are encouraged to keep their eyes on the skies!
VFW Open House with Live Music
12:00pm / VFW Post 4031
Following the parade at approximately noon, the VFW will host an open house featuring music by Durango Brass with food available as well. A flyover is scheduled for noon, so all parade-goers are encouraged to keep their eyes on the skies!
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Wine Goblets! 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 Wine Goblet to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin! $30.00 Per Participant
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Ska/Venture Season Kickoff!
6:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing for our 18th Annual Season Kickoff Party to welcome winter in style!   Live music by Little Wilderness and an array of raffle prizes including a custom Ska/Venture snowboard!   No cover!   Proceeds benefit Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
7:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia"
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
UUFD RECITAL SERIES
7:00pm / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Recital concert.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Two wounded souls meet in a bar somewhere in the Bronx. Roberta is a divorced, single mother who carries an enormous burden. Danny is a working-class bruiser who constantly gets into fights. Initially seated at two different tables in the bar, these characters begin a conversation that leads to an unlikely connection.   THIS PRODUCTION INCLUDES MATURE CONTENT INCLUDING ADULT LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE, AND CONVERSATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE   House opens 30 minutes before listed show time.
 Saturday, November 12th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Silver Bracelet with Stone
10:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 6 hour class, hosted by the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, students will learn beginning jewelry making techniques to make a beautiful sterling silver bracelet with a showy stone. Lessons include bracelet measurement, sawing, forming, soldering, bezel making, stone setting and metal stamping.   This is a one day class. Choose either Saturday November 12 or Sunday November 13.    All materials are provided and the class fee is $150. This class is team taught by Jama Crawford and Nancy Holman. To register, please email jama@frontier.net. Walk ins are not allowed due to limited space.
What a Girl Wants Expo
10:00am / Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom
What A Girl Wants Expo is an event featuring all things of interest to women - jewelry, hair and nails, cosmetics, clothing and accessories, sports & outdoor, health and fitness, food, home decor, self-improvement, home, business leadership, and so much more!    This event is welcoming to trans, nonbinary, and everyone who identifies as a women in any way that is significant to them.   Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online or at the door. A portion of ticket sales will be going to Durango SASO.    Are you interested in becoming a vendor, sponsor, or have additional advertising in the event guide? Reach out to Georgiana Hallock at ghallock@bcimedia.com.
BBQ and Cornhole Tournament
11:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
Make your plans and come out and support Blue Star Moms of Durango at Durango Harley-Davidson and have some BBQ brisket from Bootleg BBQ and Mac-n-Cheese from Laura's Artisan along with a yummy roll and drink.   Love to play cornhole? Well, you can join the cornhole tournament sponsored by Southern Rockies Cornhole for some fun prizes.
Build a Bong with Mr. B
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Three classes! 1 - 3pm, 4 - 6pm and 7 - 9pm!    It's happening again! Mr. B is back to help you get ready for those long holidays with relatives or those cold winter nights without much to do by helping you make your very own custom smoking apparatus.   Come get your hands dirty as you create unique and functional pipes, bubblers, bongs or any other smoking related pottery your heart desires using slab-building techniques!    Enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a clay smoking device to use for years to come. You will then glaze your piece using a variety of colors. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Perfect for a stoner couple date idea, a great way to hang out or simply make new friends while you build the piece of your dreams. With two days of classes you'll have plenty of chances to join the fun!   No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!
The Rio Grande Southern
1:00pm / Zoom
Join us for the Animas Museum's Second Saturday Series Seminar. Local historians Charles DiFerdinando and Susan Jones will provide a short history of Durango's other narrow-gauge railroad, the Rio Grande Southern. (Catalog number 00.48.21, photo of an RGS train over the Lightner Creek Trestle taken by Robert Heinich) There is no charge for the webinar which will be recorded, but registration is required at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Troupe 1096 Presents "Anastasia"
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.   With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," ANASTASIA is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
7:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Two wounded souls meet in a bar somewhere in the Bronx. Roberta is a divorced, single mother who carries an enormous burden. Danny is a working-class bruiser who constantly gets into fights. Initially seated at two different tables in the bar, these characters begin a conversation that leads to an unlikely connection.   THIS PRODUCTION INCLUDES MATURE CONTENT INCLUDING ADULT LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE, AND CONVERSATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE   House opens 30 minutes before listed show time.
Capitol Comedy
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
With the retirement of The Capitol Steps another party must take its place. The latest hit in political satire that is hilarious, insightful and hits the left, right, and everything in-between.
 Sunday, November 13th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Silver Bracelet with Stone
10:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 6 hour class, hosted by the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, students will learn beginning jewelry making techniques to make a beautiful sterling silver bracelet with a showy stone. Lessons include bracelet measurement, sawing, forming, soldering, bezel making, stone setting and metal stamping.   This is a one day class. Choose either Saturday November 12 or Sunday November 13.    All materials are provided and the class fee is $150. This class is team taught by Jama Crawford and Nancy Holman. To register, please email jama@frontier.net. Walk ins are not allowed due to limited space.
Football Sundays
11:00am / Zia Cantina
Watch football with us on our BIG SCREEN TV every Sunday starting at 11am!
Four Thieves Vinegar Workshop
11:00am / Marija's kitchen/Osadha Natural Health, LLC
Come learn how to make this handy blend in preparation for winter. No, I don't mean an MLM eo blend. I mean the legendary herb-infused vinegar with lore going back to the middle ages. In Durango (address provided upon registration). $37.50, materials included.
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
2:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Two wounded souls meet in a bar somewhere in the Bronx. Roberta is a divorced, single mother who carries an enormous burden. Danny is a working-class bruiser who constantly gets into fights. Initially seated at two different tables in the bar, these characters begin a conversation that leads to an unlikely connection.   THIS PRODUCTION INCLUDES MATURE CONTENT INCLUDING ADULT LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE, AND CONVERSATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE   House opens 30 minutes before listed show time.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships after-party
7:00pm / Ska World HQ
This truly unique bicycle experience brings together amateurs & world-class pros alike to do insane things on bikes while wearing costumes & drinking beer. Winner gets a tattoo at the after party    Join us in celebrating the raucous & rowdy SSCXWC with music from DJ Ill Beats, Acid Wrench, American Businessmen, + @TheIllegalAlien. Live Champs tattoos, beers, etc. etc.
 Monday, November 14th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Page One Writing Contest
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and nothing else) for a chance to win prizes and have it aired on our Page One radio program!   CONTEST RULES:  "One Page" = approx. 300 - 500 words  Original works written by locals  All ages and topics welcome   Submissions accepted from : November 1 - November 31  Four winning pages will be selected by mid-December  Winners will be aired on KSUT & KDUR in January 2023  Submissions can be emailed to nancy.stoffer@durangogov.org or dropped off at Durango Public Library
Ignacios Taste of Christmas/Holiday Market Vendor Registration
9:00am / ELHI Community Center
It's time for a Merry & Bright Taste of Christmas 2022 
The ELHI Community Center is looking for Vendors & Volunteers for the Holiday Market and Winter Wonderland to make 2022 the best Taste Of Christmas ever!

VENDORS: We are looking for vendors that offer unique, local gifts to fill our Holiday Marketplace (in front of the ELHI) Booths are $10 for 10x10 space. Help us make Taste of Christmas the first stop on everyone's Christmas Shopping list!

VOLUNTEERS: Inspiration Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland with photos with Santa, snacks & goodies, games & activities. If you are able to help oversee or plan activities, crafts or games, we'd love your help!

Register online at https://forms.gle/PxL7YFujV2WbvGFw5
Email us at events@theelhiignacio.org
Or stop by the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 10am - 4pm to pick up an application.
Gift Gallery Call to Artists
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
This year's annual winter market is going to be bigger and better than ever but we need YOU and your beautiful work. We are seeking all media: Jewelry, 2-D and 3-D art, pottery, textiles, mixed media, hand-made clothing and toys for children, children's books by local authors/illustrators, and art that makes great gifts for everyone! The Durango Arts Center is pleased to invite all community artists, jewelers and crafters to submit their work for the "2022 Gift Gallery", Opening Tuesday, November 22nd through January 12th, 2023. Please register here to sell your work. After registration, you will be contacted to set up a time to deliver your art to the DAC.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Jewelry Making for the Soul
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each week students will discover fun and different guided projects that introduce basic jewelry making techniques.    Week one - colorful earrings with glass beads or polished stones.   Week two - wire wrapping.   Week three - bracelets.   Week four - necklaces and de-stressing with beads  and weeks 4 and 5 - Steampunk Extravaganza!
Fall After School Art and Crafts for Teens and Tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
It's that scary time of year when the days get chillier, the nights longer, and all kinds of creatures both scary and cute walk our streets. This year, the Teen/Tween class will create a Haunted Bird House and a Vampire Gnome, "Gnomeula",for Halloween! Next, we will get ready for Thanksgiving by making a dried flower hair comb (or barrette), to decorate our hair and some darling paper lanterns , apples, and pears to decorate our tables! I know we will have tons of fun making these fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)!   Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand-building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes, and colors.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, November 15th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Board of La Plata County Commissioners
10:00am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
La Plata County Commissioners Listen to the meeting, view minutes and agendas. 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 Webinar ID: 819 094 582
6 ways to Market Your Business During the Holidays
10:00am / Center for Innovation (Main Mall)
6 Ways to Market your Business During the Holiday
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Artist Talk by Gregg Deal
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Lyceum Theatre, CSWS
Gregg Deal, Artist-in-Residence at the FLC Art Gallery, will hold a talk in the Lyceum Theatre to discuss his work.
Holiday Crafts Classes for Adults/ Afternoons
1:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Join me in making festive and beautiful holiday decorations! All supplies included in price!
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
After School Art and Craft Classes for Kids
3:30pm / Deborah Everton
There is a chill in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! To get us in the autumn mood, We will decorate a fun, glittered Haunted house and create some not-too-spooky flying Pumpkin Bats! After Halloween we will get ready for Thanksgiving with a felt leaf headband and a Pinecone Turkey! I know we will have tons of fun making all of these (and more), fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
Four Corners Record Swap
4:00pm / Ska Brewing
Buy, sell or trade records, local musician Rob Webster DJ-ing.
Kick the Sick Workshop
5:00pm / Pathfinder Chiropractic
Learn how to get your child UNSTUCK from all that chronic and repetitive sickness, so they can get back to a balanced, strong immune system and a rocking quality of life. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.   Answers to stop the antibiotic cycle, missing school, and letting sickness affect the quality of your life and your child's.    Learn a different approach to neurology and support the immune system naturally. Please email Mackenzie at outreach@pathfinderchiropractic.com to save your seat!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
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.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Tuesday Nights Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture.   This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.
Author Talk with Jonathan Thompson "River of Lost Souls"
6:00pm / Vallecito Room of the Student Union at Fort Lewis College
Please join us for our first and only IN-PERSON author talk from the Water '22 book club series to hear from Jonathan Thompson, author of River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster.   Brought to you by Maria's Bookshop!   This event is being produced by Water Education Colorado, in collaboration with the Four Corners Water Center and Maria's bookshop. The event is FREE to attend but you must REGISTER to let us know you're coming.   Part elegy, part ode, part investigative science journalism, River of Lost Souls tells the gripping story behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that turned the Animas River in southwestern Colorado orange with sludge and toxic metals for over 100 miles downstream, wreaking havoc on cities, farms, and the Navajo Nation along the way.
Stop Hesperus Solar | Community Meeting
6:30pm / Breen Community Building
A proposed 155-megawatt Industrial facility will erect up to 500,000 panels, while all energy generated will provide no local energy benefits or local job guarantees. If constructed, it will destroy one of the state of Colorado's largest migration corridors and elk winter range. An estimated 1,900 acres will be demolished from our wildlife habitat, migration and agricultural farmland. Additional consequences include irreversible damage to historical and archaeological deposits, water quality, chemical contamination, additional fire hazards, health risks and much more.
  Learn more at: http://stophesperussolar.com  Sign the petition at: https://change.org/stophesperussolar  Please attend the Community Meeting November 15th @ 6:30 PM - Breen Community Building - https://fb.me/e/2ncAhZkgf   Follow on FB STOP Hesperus Solar
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, November 16th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:00am / La Plata County
Virtually and over the phone by Zoom Listen to the meeting, view agenda packet. 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 Webinar ID: 819 094 582
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the partnership between New Mexico State University and Fort Lewis College
3:30pm / Center for Innovation ( 2nd floor Main Mall)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the partnership between New Mexico State University and Fort Lewis College. The FLC School of Business Administration and the Center for Innovation will be the new site host for the Arrowhead Center Studio G. What is Studio G? Studio G's mission is to help students start and grow businesses. Studio G builds a community of support for student entrepreneurs and assists to make entrepreneurship a viable and sustainable career path. Founded in 2011, Arrowhead Center's Studio G has worked with more than 3,300 student entrepreneurs. Studio G ventures have raised more than $9.8 million in investments and grants, and in the last year, those entrepreneurs hired more than 300 people. Studio G is available to students and recent alumni at 18 colleges and universities in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado and one national laboratory.
Beverage Tastings
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting AND sample our incredible chocolate or beverages at our in-cafe tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational beverage tasting. These tastings are in-house trainings to educate our staff about our offerings and we love to have the public join us!   Beverage tastings may be coffee or espresso based, or might include alcohol such as spirits or wine; it all depends on what our staff is learning about that week!   Each week will be something different, whether we're tasting the difference between a cappuccino (or as we call it, The Claim Jumper) and a Harlot (otherwise known as a latte), or sampling a new cocktail we're considering for our cocktail & chocolate pairing menu.   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new! Plus, don't forget: on the Wednesdays we aren't doing beverage tastings, we'll be doing chocolate tastings! Join us each Wednesday at 5:00 for an in-cafe tasting!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Paint and Sip
5:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Painting with an instructor, all supplies are included.
S&M Trivia Night
6:00pm / Zia Cantina
November trivia night! The theme is "Friendsgiving", come in your best cocktail attire.
Author Talk & Book Signing: Craig Childs "Stone Desert"
6:00pm / Marias Bookshop
This new edition of a Craig Childs classic includes his original journal entries and pen-and-ink drawings inspired by the redrock desert of Canyonlands National Park.   Originally published over twenty-five years ago, Stone Desert brings the wonder and wildness of one of our nation's most geologically and culturally unique national parks to readers everywhere. With a new introduction by the author, this edition includes Craig Childs's original journal--written over a winter in Canyonlands National Park and complete with pen-and-ink sketches--from which Stone Desert originated. Join Childs as he hikes the high mesas, navigates the winding canyons, and witnesses the ancient rock art of Utah's most inscrutable and remote slickrock desert.
Holiday Craft Classes for Adults/Evenings
6:30pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Join me in making festive and beautiful holiday decorations! All supplies included in price!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, November 17th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Dancing Spirit Gallery Grand Opening
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center is excited to invite you to the grand opening of the Blue Gallery! Please join us! Enjoy a cup of cider or cocoa and a cookie while you browse our selection of locally crafted gifts and unique works of art and get an entry for door prize drawings just for stopping by!   Questions or comments, call 970-563-4600, email dancingspiritgallery@gmail.com or visit us online at www.dscac.org
Start-Up Flex and Stretch
11:00am / Center for Innovation
Join Elizabeth Calagias at the Center for Innovation this December for: Start-Up Flex and Stretch! November 17th - Practice Creating Flyer's and Presentations for Your Business
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Ignacio Creative Dist. Meet & Greet!!
5:00pm / Ignacio Community Library
Join the Ignacio Creative District at our next Meet & GREET! Enjoy light snacks, meet the ICD team, hear what we have been up to and what our plans are for the future, SEE HOW YOU CAN JOIN US, and tell us how you envision your community creative district at the networking, free event!!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Durango Green Drinks
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Hosts this month are American Rivers, Give a Dam, and Visit Durango. Announcements and presentations will start a little earlier this month since it's chilly = 5:15.
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Build your skill during a 10-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil and charcoal, ceramic clay, soft pastels, and acrylic paints.   Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
7:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
Drag Queen Trivia
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by the one and only Aria Petty One
 Friday, November 18th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Dancing Spirit Gallery Grand Opening
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center is excited to invite you to the grand opening of the Blue Gallery! Please join us! Enjoy a cup of cider or cocoa and a cookie while you browse our selection of locally crafted gifts and unique works of art and get an entry for door prize drawings just for stopping by!   Questions or comments, call 970-563-4600, email dancingspiritgallery@gmail.com or visit us online at www.dscac.org
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm and 6:50pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Starlight Jam session
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Live music hosted with Tyler Reed Smith and friends
3rd Ave. Arts presents pianist Lisa Campi Walters in concert
7:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Pianist Lisa Campi Walters performs "Ballades and Butterflies -- Solo Piano Compositions by Jewish Women"
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
7:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
Southwest Civic Winds - Mystery and Magic!
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Presented by Southwest Civic Winds  "Mystery and Magic" for your pleasure in quality concert band music! Come and experience the mystery and magic of this special time of year, capturing the contrast of season's darkness with the light of the impending holiday celebrations. The Southwest Civic Winds will sparkle with works by Lauridsen, Reineke, and Foster with a bit of Harry Potter sprinkled in.
90's Video Music Dance Party!
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
It's time to get wild with our 90s video dance party - dig those 90s outfits of the closet, hit the dance floor & let's have some fun!   Tickets $5
 Saturday, November 19th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
White Fir Christmas Tree Cutting: Volunteers Needed
8:00am / Junction Creek Rd
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! It's that time of year - SJMA needs 70 volunteers to help cut, carry, net and haul white firs for SJMA's Christmas Trees for Conservation lot. This fun activity will be taking place along Junction Creek Road.   Why? The Christmas Trees for Conservation provides significant support for our conservation education and stewardship programs! SJMA harvests white firs to assist the San Juan National Forest in wildfire mitigation as the young fir trees act as ladder fuel. We sell the local White Firs along with commercially-grown Balsam firs at the Narrow Gauge parking lot. The Christmas tree lot opens on Friday, November 25. Join us for this historically fun community event!
Opening Day POWDER(ed) Pancakes at the Lift
8:00am / Purgatory Village Express Lift
Free pancakes with "POWDER"ed sugar and syrup, cooked on a griddle right at the lift to kick off the season.
Methodist United Women in Faith Craft Bazaar
8:00am / Summit Church
You're invited to The Methodist United Women in Faith Bazaar! A huge thank you to volunteers and supporters for the past 49 years! We will have crafts from vendors, handmade crafts from our Crafty Ladies, homemade baked goods, Trash to Treasures, and plants.
Durango Farmers November Harvest Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Our only market in November! Be sure to come down and get all your ingredients for those special holiday meals! Many of our regular season vendors will be there, plus we will be adding in some new vendors for this special market!   Squash, onions, microgreens, eggs, meats, special seasonal products! Get a jump on your holiday shopping as well with our local artisans and their high-quality hand-crafted items made from our own corner of the world!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Artisan Holiday Gift Show & Sale
9:00am / Strater Hotel Oak Room
An eclectic blend of hand-crafted work by local artisans.
Handmade Gift Giving Workshop
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a relaxing Saturday of art, with experienced teachers to give you guidance along the way.   Weaving, pottery, glass fusion and painting!
Dancing Spirit Gallery Grand Opening
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center is excited to invite you to the grand opening of the Blue Gallery! Please join us! Enjoy a cup of cider or cocoa and a cookie while you browse our selection of locally crafted gifts and unique works of art and get an entry for door prize drawings just for stopping by!   Questions or comments, call 970-563-4600, email dancingspiritgallery@gmail.com or visit us online at www.dscac.org
Free Truffle Day!
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
To say thank you for another great year, and to officially kick off the holidays, we'll be celebrating Free Truffle Day all day!   Join us all day to try your choice of one of our handcrafted truffles -- for free! Plus, Free Truffle Day marks the return of our special holiday truffle: Cinnamon Pass Swirl. We look forward to seeing you!   *Please note, Free Truffle Day is limited to one free truffle per guest.
New Belgium Party & Giveaway
3:00pm / The Bear Bar & Grille
Join us at the Bear Bar for a celebration and giveaway to kick off the season with New Belgium Brewing! Enjoy some refreshing brews and get raffle tickets to win a New Belgium Cruiser! Anyone who shows up can get a raffle ticket.Drawing will occur toward the end of the event. Cheers!
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Salsa Dance night
6:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Salsa dancing and instruction
24-Hour Theater
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
We're taking eight plays from blank page to on stage in 24 hours. Join us for a whirlwind theatre experience and see what magic can be created by our talented folks in just 24 hours.
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
7:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
A Circus Nutcracker
7:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Durango Aerial Arts & Acrobatics, home to The Durango Circus is bringing you 'A Circus Nutcracker'. Got your tickets yet? Don't miss our one-of-a-kind adaptation targeted for ALL AGES!
San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Come support the young musicians in our community!
 Sunday, November 20th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday.    Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Football Sundays
11:00am / Zia Cantina
Watch football with us on our BIG SCREEN TV every Sunday starting at 11am!
24-Hour Theater
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
We're taking eight plays from blank page to on stage in 24 hours. Join us for a whirlwind theatre experience and see what magic can be created by our talented folks in just 24 hours.
Merely Players presents The Half-Life of Marie Curie
2:00pm / Merely Underground
The true story of two extraordinary women by Lauren Gunderson   Tickets $30
A Circus Nutcracker
2:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Durango Aerial Arts & Acrobatics, home to The Durango Circus is bringing you 'A Circus Nutcracker'. Got your tickets yet? Don't miss our one-of-a-kind adaptation targeted for ALL AGES!
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Jazz/Funk/Soul Jam
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Jazz, funk, and soul jam hosted by iAM MUSIC faculty! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to this free jam session!
Sunday Funday
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Spin the wheel, win prizes!!
A Circus Nutcracker
7:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Durango Aerial Arts & Acrobatics, home to The Durango Circus is bringing you 'A Circus Nutcracker'. Got your tickets yet? Don't miss our one-of-a-kind adaptation targeted for ALL AGES!
 Monday, November 21st
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Page One Writing Contest
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and nothing else) for a chance to win prizes and have it aired on our Page One radio program!   CONTEST RULES:  "One Page" = approx. 300 - 500 words  Original works written by locals  All ages and topics welcome   Submissions accepted from : November 1 - November 31  Four winning pages will be selected by mid-December  Winners will be aired on KSUT & KDUR in January 2023  Submissions can be emailed to nancy.stoffer@durangogov.org or dropped off at Durango Public Library
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Gift Gallery Call to Artists
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
This year's annual winter market is going to be bigger and better than ever but we need YOU and your beautiful work. We are seeking all media: Jewelry, 2-D and 3-D art, pottery, textiles, mixed media, hand-made clothing and toys for children, children's books by local authors/illustrators, and art that makes great gifts for everyone! The Durango Arts Center is pleased to invite all community artists, jewelers and crafters to submit their work for the "2022 Gift Gallery", Opening Tuesday, November 22nd through January 12th, 2023. Please register here to sell your work. After registration, you will be contacted to set up a time to deliver your art to the DAC.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Fall After School Art and Crafts for Teens and Tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
It's that scary time of year when the days get chillier, the nights longer, and all kinds of creatures both scary and cute walk our streets. This year, the Teen/Tween class will create a Haunted Bird House and a Vampire Gnome, "Gnomeula",for Halloween! Next, we will get ready for Thanksgiving by making a dried flower hair comb (or barrette), to decorate our hair and some darling paper lanterns , apples, and pears to decorate our tables! I know we will have tons of fun making these fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, November 22nd
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
After School Art and Craft Classes for Kids
3:30pm / Deborah Everton
There is a chill in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! To get us in the autumn mood, We will decorate a fun, glittered Haunted house and create some not-too-spooky flying Pumpkin Bats! After Halloween we will get ready for Thanksgiving with a felt leaf headband and a Pinecone Turkey! I know we will have tons of fun making all of these (and more), fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm and 6:50pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
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.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
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, November 23rd
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:20pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Paint and Sip
5:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Painting with an instructor, all supplies are included.
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, November 24th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Manna Hosts Drive Thru Community Thanksgiving
9:00am / Manna Soup Kitchen
This year Manna Soup kitchen is hosting a to-go style Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Free meals can be picked up via drive through at 1100 Avenida del Sol. Call Manna directly to volunteer at 970-385-5095.   Manna has been serving quality balanced meals in a safe and respectful environment since 1985. While our community kitchen is the core of our organization, the overall goal of Manna is to help our clients gain greater self-sufficiency through our expanded programs and services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Durango Turkey Trot
10:00am / Fort Lewis College clocktower (check-in at the Student Union)
One of Durango's most popular running races for over 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital is a holiday tradition for the whole family.   Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal!   The Turkey Trot features a 5 mile race and a 1 mile fun run. All of the proceeds go to great local charities.   The course begins near the clocktower on the Fort Lewis College campus. From there, you will go along Rim Drive, then Goeglein Road, then climb the hill up through the Hillcrest neighborhood, then past the reservoir, behind Hillcrest golf course, and back to the finish line at the clocktower. The course measures just shy of 5 miles.
Strater Thanksgiving
11:00am / Office Spiritorium, The Mahogany Grille, and The Oak Room.
READY FOR THANKSGIVING? Join us at The Strater's Great Restaurant Venues!! Reservations required for The Office Spiritorium, The Mahogany Grille, and The Oak Room. 970.247.4431   Walk-ins will be welcome at the Diamond Belle Saloon!  Last seating at 5pm.  Kids menu (smaller portions of main menu):
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Thanksgiving Dinner at the VFW
2:00pm / VFW Post 4031
The Lile, Bird and martin Families are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans and their guests. This event will be held in the VFW Post 4031 Downstairs Hall which is accessible by the East Entrance of the VFW. Serving will begin at 2PM.
  We ask that you RSVP so that we have enough food for everyone. RSVP at VFW4031.org and scrolling down to announcement of the Dinner. This will a great event.
Thursday Extreme Art With An Emphasis on DAC Theater Productions - Middle/High School
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! This class will focus on designing, painting, sculpture and prop techniques with an emphasis on correct shading, values, textures, and color.   September- Odd and Unusual Theater Posters and props, October - Halloween Extreme, November and December - We will celebrate DAC's Theater Production by creating posters, paintings and theater sets!   Create and become involved with DAC Theater Production of "We Will Rock You!" Theater Tickets are included with the class price. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Thanksgiving Buffet
4:30pm / Purgy’s 24
4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm. You’re invited to join us as we gather for a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner at Purgy’s to celebrate the season. Reserve the most convenient time for you and your family with seatings offered at 4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm. We’ll have all your favorite classic dishes from turkey and ham to mashed potatoes and salad, plus a few signature Southwest additions. This will be a dine-in only event with limited seating available. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the ticket price, but there will be a cash bar available for our guests ages 21 and older.
Thanksgiving Buffet
6:30pm / Purgy’s 24
4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm. You’re invited to join us as we gather for a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner at Purgy’s to celebrate the season. Reserve the most convenient time for you and your family with seatings offered at 4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm. We’ll have all your favorite classic dishes from turkey and ham to mashed potatoes and salad, plus a few signature Southwest additions. This will be a dine-in only event with limited seating available. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the ticket price, but there will be a cash bar available for our guests ages 21 and older.
 Friday, November 25th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Christmas Trees for Conservation Lot
12:00pm / DSNGR Parking Lot
Need a Christmas Tree? Choose between our locally harvested white firs (harvested by a team of staff volunteers from the San Juan National Forest) or sustainably farmed Wisconsin balsam firs.    Your purchase will help improve forest health, support San Juan Mountain Association's stewardship and conservation education!    Wait...you might be thinking...is it a good thing to cut down fresh trees from our public lands?? Well, Yes! Thinning white fir trees improves forest health by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While some fire is very helpful and necessary for the forest, young white fir can act as "ladder fuel" which means they allow fire to climb from the underbrush to the crowns of the tallest trees. Crown fires can spread more quickly and are harder to control.
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:20pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Singing with Santa
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Start off your holiday season with Singing with Santa. This annual family friendly event takes place the day after Thanksgiving.    Meet at Buckley Park at 5:30 pm for Christmas caroling with the Lisa Blue Trio. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies while they last. Santa arrives at 6 pm. Help us countdown to the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.     Photos with Santa until 7:30 pm, but bring your own camera and limit two photos per family. This is a free event and is proudly sponsored by TBK Bank.    Visit our website for full details DowntownDurango.org/singing-with-santa
Starlight Jam session
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Live music hosted with Tyler Reed Smith and friends
 Saturday, November 26th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Christmas Trees for Conservation Lot
9:00am / DSNGR Parking Lot
Need a Christmas Tree? Choose between our locally harvested white firs (harvested by a team of staff volunteers from the San Juan National Forest) or sustainably farmed Wisconsin balsam firs.   Your purchase will help improve forest health, support San Juan Mountain Association's stewardship and conservation education!   Wait...you might be thinking...is it a good thing to cut down fresh trees from our public lands?? Well, Yes! Thinning white fir trees improves forest health by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While some fire is very helpful and necessary for the forest, young white fir can act as "ladder fuel" which means they allow fire to climb from the underbrush to the crowns of the tallest trees. Crown fires can spread more quickly and are harder to control.
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:20pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Thee Fearless Peasants
5:00pm / Mancos Brewing Co
Enjoy a pint and a wood fire pizza at Mancos Brewing with the ever unpredictable and entertaining Fearless Peasants!   Don't miss their 'Black Saturday' debut as this Durango based band promises to cover all the bases from Incorrect Bluegrass to Blues to Punk Rock.
Salsa Dance night
6:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Salsa dancing and instruction
 Sunday, November 27th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Football Sundays
11:00am / Zia Cantina
Watch football with us on our BIG SCREEN TV every Sunday starting at 11am!
Christmas Trees for Conservation Lot
12:00pm / DSNGR Parking Lot
Need a Christmas Tree? Choose between our locally harvested white firs (harvested by a team of staff volunteers from the San Juan National Forest) or sustainably farmed Wisconsin balsam firs.    Your purchase will help improve forest health, support San Juan Mountain Association's stewardship and conservation education!    Wait...you might be thinking...is it a good thing to cut down fresh trees from our public lands?? Well, Yes! Thinning white fir trees improves forest health by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While some fire is very helpful and necessary for the forest, young white fir can act as "ladder fuel" which means they allow fire to climb from the underbrush to the crowns of the tallest trees. Crown fires can spread more quickly and are harder to control.
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm and 6:50pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Sunday Funday
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Spin the wheel, win prizes!!
 Monday, November 28th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Page One Writing Contest
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and nothing else) for a chance to win prizes and have it aired on our Page One radio program!   CONTEST RULES:  "One Page" = approx. 300 - 500 words  Original works written by locals  All ages and topics welcome   Submissions accepted from : November 1 - November 31  Four winning pages will be selected by mid-December  Winners will be aired on KSUT & KDUR in January 2023  Submissions can be emailed to nancy.stoffer@durangogov.org or dropped off at Durango Public Library
Christmas Trees for Conservation Lot
12:00pm / DSNGR Parking Lot
Need a Christmas Tree? Choose between our locally harvested white firs (harvested by a team of staff volunteers from the San Juan National Forest) or sustainably farmed Wisconsin balsam firs.    Your purchase will help improve forest health, support San Juan Mountain Association's stewardship and conservation education!    Wait...you might be thinking...is it a good thing to cut down fresh trees from our public lands?? Well, Yes! Thinning white fir trees improves forest health by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While some fire is very helpful and necessary for the forest, young white fir can act as "ladder fuel" which means they allow fire to climb from the underbrush to the crowns of the tallest trees. Crown fires can spread more quickly and are harder to control.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, November 29th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Christmas Trees for Conservation Lot
12:00pm / DSNGR Parking Lot
Need a Christmas Tree? Choose between our locally harvested white firs (harvested by a team of staff volunteers from the San Juan National Forest) or sustainably farmed Wisconsin balsam firs.    Your purchase will help improve forest health, support San Juan Mountain Association's stewardship and conservation education!    Wait...you might be thinking...is it a good thing to cut down fresh trees from our public lands?? Well, Yes! Thinning white fir trees improves forest health by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While some fire is very helpful and necessary for the forest, young white fir can act as "ladder fuel" which means they allow fire to climb from the underbrush to the crowns of the tallest trees. Crown fires can spread more quickly and are harder to control.
Clay to Canvas
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A weekly ART Class for those with Parkinson's. Each week, discover an interesting lesson on Art History and Art Appreciation. Then discover the joy of ART with the many artistic projects we have in store for this fabulous class.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of art, with kind and compassionate instructors to guide you along your way.
Holiday Crafts Classes for Adults/ Afternoons
1:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Join me in making festive and beautiful holiday decorations! All supplies included in price!
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Holiday Craft Class for Juniors (ages6-9)
3:30pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Oh, what fun we will have creating all things Christmas! First, we will make and decorate a CHRISTMAS TREE GARLAND, Next, will make adorable POM-POM SANTA ornaments. Then we will make glittered UNICORN ornaments and poured paint and glittered INITIAL ornaments! If we have time, we will even make and decorate a ONE CONE CHRISTMAS TREE! it's going to be SO MUCH FUN!!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
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.
Salsa Dance Lessons
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Drum Roll... Salsa Classes are back!   Four-week sessions starting on the first Tuesday of each month. We offer Level 1 Brand New, Level 2 Beginner, and Level 3 Intermediate Salsa sessions. Taking all four classes in any given session is the best way to learn, but we do accept single-class drop-ins. Public social dance hour after class!   Tuesday nights. Level 1 - 7:00pm. Level 2 - 7:00pm. Level 3 - 6:00pm. Classes last approximately one hour. From ~ 8pm-9pm we have a public social dance!   Pricing: Entire four-week session - $50/individual - $40/each for couples. Single class drop-in - $15. Payment taken at the door.   Level Descriptions:   Level 1 is for brand-new Salsa dancers. You will learn fundamentals - Salsa musicality, proper frame and connection, the basic step, open and closed partner dance positions, basic left turns, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 2 is for beginner Salsa dancers with a bit of experience or ones moving up from L1. You will learn more fundamentals plus a little extra! We will continue with musicality exercises, timing, smoothing out the basic step and moves, and will move into cross-body leads, progressive left turns, basic right turns, and simple combos. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style).   Level 3 is for intermediate Salsa dancers with a solid grasp of musicality, footwork, cross-body leads, and combination moves. We will work on more complex combos, progressive right turns, slants, stops, copas, and more. We teach Salsa on 2 (NYC style) - but may occasionally throw in some Salsa on 1 (LA style).
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!
Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
This performance is FREE for current FLC Students and guests who are 18 & under.  FLC students must present their current College ID at the venue door to gain entrance. (1 seat per FLC ID)
 Wednesday, November 30th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Gift Gallery Call to Artists
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
This year's annual winter market is going to be bigger and better than ever but we need YOU and your beautiful work. We are seeking all media: Jewelry, 2-D and 3-D art, pottery, textiles, mixed media, hand-made clothing and toys for children, children's books by local authors/illustrators, and art that makes great gifts for everyone! The Durango Arts Center is pleased to invite all community artists, jewelers and crafters to submit their work for the "2022 Gift Gallery", Opening Tuesday, November 22nd through January 12th, 2023. Please register here to sell your work. After registration, you will be contacted to set up a time to deliver your art to the DAC.
Christmas Trees for Conservation Lot
12:00pm / DSNGR Parking Lot
Need a Christmas Tree? Choose between our locally harvested white firs (harvested by a team of staff volunteers from the San Juan National Forest) or sustainably farmed Wisconsin balsam firs.    Your purchase will help improve forest health, support San Juan Mountain Association's stewardship and conservation education!    Wait...you might be thinking...is it a good thing to cut down fresh trees from our public lands?? Well, Yes! Thinning white fir trees improves forest health by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While some fire is very helpful and necessary for the forest, young white fir can act as "ladder fuel" which means they allow fire to climb from the underbrush to the crowns of the tallest trees. Crown fires can spread more quickly and are harder to control.
Beverage Tastings
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting AND sample our incredible chocolate or beverages at our in-cafe tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational beverage tasting. These tastings are in-house trainings to educate our staff about our offerings and we love to have the public join us!   Beverage tastings may be coffee or espresso based, or might include alcohol such as spirits or wine; it all depends on what our staff is learning about that week!   Each week will be something different, whether we're tasting the difference between a cappuccino (or as we call it, The Claim Jumper) and a Harlot (otherwise known as a latte), or sampling a new cocktail we're considering for our cocktail & chocolate pairing menu.   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new! Plus, don't forget: on the Wednesdays we aren't doing beverage tastings, we'll be doing chocolate tastings! Join us each Wednesday at 5:00 for an in-cafe tasting!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Paint and Sip
5:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Painting with an instructor, all supplies are included.
Holiday Craft Classes for Adults/Evenings
6:30pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
Join me in making festive and beautiful holiday decorations! All supplies included in price!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
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