Screen & Stage events

 Friday, March 1st
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
 Saturday, March 2nd
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
Urinetown: The Musical
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Native Lens Media Fellowship Film Exposure Program Showcase
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Native Lens, Vision Maker Media, and the Durango Independent Film Festival welcome the 2024 Native Lens Media Fellows: Jules Joe, Nika Arce, Eva Bear, Ellyse Fredericks, Evan Smith, Sommer Lopez, Tonya Tolino, Sierra Buffalohead, Tyler Socé.   The Native Lens Media Fellowship is a month-long series of workshops for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians aged 18-24 who are interested in learning the crafts of video production and digital storytelling. Join the Fellows for the premiere of their short films followed by a screening of Indigenous documentaries from Native Lens and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media's Film Exposure Program.
Hawaiian Luau & Ukulele Open Mic
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Tired of winter? Dig your bikinis, board shorts and Hawaiian shirts out of the closet and come on down for a Hawaiian Luau Party!   We will be cranking up the heat and mixing up some special drinks for you in the anticipation of summer beach time. We've got you covered with grass skirts, flower lei's and a group hula lesson. We will also have a Ukulele open Mic for those of you with the skills to be on stage!
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
 Sunday, March 3rd
Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas
The 19th annual Durango Independent Film Festival takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at the Durango Arts Center and Gaslight Twin Cinemas, with free events throughout the festival!
 Monday, March 4th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 1
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
The North Face Presents Reel Rock 18
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Don't miss the Reel Rock 18 premiere event in Durango. Presented by The North Face, Black Diamond and Yeti. Immerse yourself in four gripping new climbing films from across the globe: a visionary first ascent on Japan's mythical Mt. Mizugaki; a climbing community held together in war-torn Ukraine; a treacherous free ascent of Jirishanca in the Peruvian Andes; and an exploration of Mallorca's deep-water soloing.   Supported locally by Pine Needle Mountaineering, San Juan Mountain Guides, and Backcountry Experience.   Hall doors at 6:00pm / Show at 7:00pm
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 5th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 2
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
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, March 6th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 3
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, March 7th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 4
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
Real-World Theatre Speaker Series with Playwright Alex Riad
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College - Theatre Building, Main Stage Theatre
Durango PlayFest welcomes Alex Riad, an Egyptian-American playwright and graduate of the Juilliard School, as a guest speaker in a free speaker series open to the public. Riad will talk about his experiences in becoming a playwright, attending Juilliard and other aspects of the theatre industry. Students encouraged to attend.   Riad's play, "Heartbeat," was featured at PlayFest's 2023 festival. The New York-based writer has been a part of The Lark's Middle Eastern Writers Lab, a member of The Actor's Studio Playwright Unit, a Lila Acheson Wallace American playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School, and is currently under commission at the Atlantic Theater Company via the Judith Champion Launch Commission Program.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
 Friday, March 8th
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 5
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2024
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
San Juan Citizens Alliance is excited to bring you the epic Durango stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.   Join us for a night (or two!) of some of the most inspiring and exhilarating films from around the world. This year's screening will feature a thoughtful mix of action, environmental and adventure mountain films.   All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).   $18 for one day or $31 for both. If you choose both nights, the $5 discount will be applied automatically at checkout.   Reception and doors open at 6:00 pm. Films start at 7:00 PM
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
 Saturday, March 9th
Urinetown: The Musical
2:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
The Durango Bach Festival - Final Concert
7:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Come enjoy The Durango Bach Festival - Final Concert
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2024
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
San Juan Citizens Alliance is excited to bring you the epic Durango stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.   Join us for a night (or two!) of some of the most inspiring and exhilarating films from around the world. This year's screening will feature a thoughtful mix of action, environmental and adventure mountain films.   All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).   $18 for one day or $31 for both. If you choose both nights, the $5 discount will be applied automatically at checkout.   Reception and doors open at 6:00 pm. Films start at 7:00 PM
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
 Monday, March 11th
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 12th
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, March 13th
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Monday, March 18th
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 19th
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, March 20th
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, March 21st
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
 Monday, March 25th
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, March 26th
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, March 27th
Annual Extraordinary Woman Award Dinner
5:30pm / DoubleTree Hotel
Celebrate with us!   Join us for a lovely evening out with dinner, drinks, guest speakers and our 2024 Extraordinary Woman Award winner!   Since 1981, our nation has set aside the month of March each year to recognize extraordinary women in our country's history. The national theme for 2024 is "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion."   The Women's Resource Center has made a tradition of recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of local women at the annual Extraordinary Women Award dinner, which will be held this year on March 27, from 5:30-7:30pm, at the DoubleTree Hotel. Join us for a lovely evening out with dinner, drinks, guest speakers and our 2024 Extraordinary Woman Award winner. Come celebrate with us!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Friday, March 29th
Durango Celtic Festival
1:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs; One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, Heron Valley along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing and late-night sessions. This is a family friendly event. Bring in the Spring with the Fox!
Vietnam Veterans Dinner
6:00pm / VFW Post 4031
March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day. VFW Post 4031 is proud to host a Celebration and Remembrance Dinner in recognition of the National Day. The Dinner is open to all veterans regardless of when they served, and all interested community members. The dinner is free, however donations are appreciated. The guest speaker will be Mr. Jim Knotts, President and CEO of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) which was responsible for establishing the "Wall" in Washington, DC. The VVMF is responsible for the maintenance of the Memorial and the associated three statues that are on the grounds.
 Saturday, March 30th
Durango Celtic Festival
12:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs; One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, Heron Valley along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing and late-night sessions. This is a family friendly event. Bring in the Spring with the Fox!
 Sunday, March 31st
Durango Celtic Festival
10:30am / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs; One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, Heron Valley along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing and late-night sessions. This is a family friendly event. Bring in the Spring with the Fox!
 Monday, April 1st
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Thursday, April 4th
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
 Monday, April 8th
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Friday, April 12th
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
 Monday, April 15th
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Thursday, April 18th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
 Monday, April 22nd
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Monday, April 29th
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Thursday, May 2nd
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
 Friday, May 10th
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
 Thursday, May 16th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation
 Friday, June 14th
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
 Thursday, June 20th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
 Thursday, July 18th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
 Thursday, August 15th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
 Thursday, September 19th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
 Thursday, October 17th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
 Thursday, November 21st
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
 Thursday, December 19th
Poetry Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Calling all poets & writers! Sustainable Goods is delighted to host the High Desert Garden Open Mic Night! $5 donation appreciated.
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