Screen & Stage events

 Monday, June 24th
Comedy Showcase
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, June 25th
Screening Documentary: Undivide Us
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
Join the League of Women Voters of La Plata County for a free advanced screening of the documentary UNDIVIDE US. Light refreshments will be served. Following the film will be a small group discussion on tools to use to address toxic polarization. The event is free, all are welcome.   Advance registration is required; seating is limited. The event is open to all La Plata County residents interested in productive, civil conversations with their neighbors to provide a positive counterbalance to the loud, divisive national discourse.   "This is a beautiful film about the power of human connection in an age of polarization and division" - Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind
Durango PlayFest Kick-Off Event
6:00pm / Rochester Hotel Secret Garden
Join us as we kick off the 6th annual Durango PlayFest. Celebrate the craft of playwriting and the joy of live theatre. Enjoy lavish appetizers and drinks, mingle with our playwrights, actors and directors, and learn more about this year's featured plays. Meet the PlayFest board and staff, and other friends of the nonprofit.
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, June 26th
Durango PlayFest: Meet the Playwrights!
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join Durango PlayFest for this special event where our 2024 playwrights discuss their craft and describe their own creative process. Bring your questions and enjoy wine and appetizers. Sponsored by Blue Rain Gallery.
Play Reading: Hop Tha A
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Written by James Anthony Tyler   During his late-night commute on the A train, Harlem native Tyrone tries to impress Niesha, his coworker at a nightclub, who just wants to read her book and pass the ride in silence. But as they travel uptown, the two forge an unlikely connection that extends beyond the confines of the subway car.
 Thursday, June 27th
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
Play Reading: All That Remains
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Richard Dresser  A couple living on a small island off the coast of Maine invites the neurotic husband's college roommate and his conservative trophy wife for a weekend visit -- only to discover that long-buried secrets unmoor both couples and the "good old days" may not have been so good after all.
 Friday, June 28th
Play Reading: All That Remains
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Richard Dresser  A couple living on a small island off the coast of Maine invites the neurotic husband's college roommate and his conservative trophy wife for a weekend visit -- only to discover that long-buried secrets unmoor both couples and the "good old days" may not have been so good after all.
Play Reading: Circle Forward
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Deb Hiett  Seventeen years after the loss of her young husband from cancer, Mia meets a teenager who believes he is the reincarnation of her late husband. When the teen and his mom come to Mia's house for lunch, his uncanny memories force Mia to face her doubts, her past, and the whole truth.
 Saturday, June 29th
Play Reading: Hop Tha A
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Written by James Anthony Tyler   During his late-night commute on the A train, Harlem native Tyrone tries to impress Niesha, his coworker at a nightclub, who just wants to read her book and pass the ride in silence. But as they travel uptown, the two forge an unlikely connection that extends beyond the confines of the subway car.
Play Reading: All That Remains
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Richard Dresser  A couple living on a small island off the coast of Maine invites the neurotic husband's college roommate and his conservative trophy wife for a weekend visit -- only to discover that long-buried secrets unmoor both couples and the "good old days" may not have been so good after all.
Play Reading: Mrs. Einstein
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Kathleen Cahill  A young Albert Einstein meets the brilliant Mileva Mari? when they are physics students at the Zurich Polytechnic. Their deep emotional, intellectual and physical connection results in a ground-breaking scientific theory - but only one of them gets the credit. We know what becomes of him. This is a play about her.
 Sunday, June 30th
Play Reading: Circle Forward
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Deb Hiett  Seventeen years after the loss of her young husband from cancer, Mia meets a teenager who believes he is the reincarnation of her late husband. When the teen and his mom come to Mia's house for lunch, his uncanny memories force Mia to face her doubts, her past, and the whole truth.
Play Reading: Mrs. Einstein
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Kathleen Cahill  A young Albert Einstein meets the brilliant Mileva Mari? when they are physics students at the Zurich Polytechnic. Their deep emotional, intellectual and physical connection results in a ground-breaking scientific theory - but only one of them gets the credit. We know what becomes of him. This is a play about her.
 Monday, July 1st
Comedy Showcase
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, July 2nd
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!
 Thursday, July 4th
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Tuesday, July 9th
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, July 10th
So I Can Sleep Open Mic Comedy
7:00pm / Fired Up Pizzeria
Join So I Can Sleep for Durango's favorite open mic night at Fired Up Pizzeria downtown. Comedians - first timers welcome - bring their best material!   Sign Ups for Comedians - 6-6:45p  Show Start - 7pm   This free show runs until 9:30p at its latest, and we all really appreciate an audience who sticks through until the end! See you there!
 Thursday, July 11th
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Friday, July 12th
Sean Farley with Gracie Jessop - Second Weekend Series
8:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
The Second Weekend Series is back on Friday, July 12th, with two amazing artists: Sean Farley and Gracie Jessop!   Sean Farley:   Sean Farley is a Pennsylvania-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, looper, and guitar maker. Farley has been performing music and building friendships with the iAM organization since 2013! His annual southwest tours took him all throughout the four corner states, always landing in Durango for lengths of time. Sean has performed solo and with many collaborations at many iAM festivals and events over the last 10 years. He sings with soul, rips on the guitar, and performs a unique acoustic approach to LIVE looping with his hand-built acoustic guitar.   Gracie Jessop:  Multi-talented arranger and vocalist Gracie Jay has performed and recorded with artists including Cyrille Aimee, Nicholas Payton, Camille Thurman, Jamison Ross, and more. Her written works have been performed by groups including the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Next Generation Big Band, and the New Guard Big Band. Part of a rare, niche category of talented female vocalists, Gracie is a powerful force on stage, simultaneously writing and arranging for the same large-ensembles she masterfully sings for.
 Saturday, July 13th
Elder Grown Summer Camp
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Get ready for an extraordinary musical adventure at the Elder Grown Summer Camp Music Festival, taking place on Saturday, July 13th. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Animas River Valley, between Aztec, NM and Durango, CO, this annual festival invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Colorado and New Mexico while enjoying a carefully curated lineup of musical talent.   In addition to Elder Grown, prepare to be captivated by performances from other incredible bands, including Desert Child, Ora, J-Calvin, and Forest Thump. From funk to folk, rock to reggae, there's something for everyone's musical taste at Elder Grown Summer Camp Music Festival.   Elder Grown Summer Camp Music Festival offers a variety of camping options to suit every preference. Whether you prefer the convenience of full hookup RV sites, the freedom of car camping, or the tranquility of shaded river-side tent camping, you'll find the perfect spot to call home for the weekend. Plus, with permanent bathroom and shower facilities, you can enjoy the comforts of home while surrounded by nature's splendor.   But it's not just about the music and camping - it's about the entire experience. Join fellow festival-goers in creating a vibrant community where music and nature intertwine. So pack your bags, grab your camping gear, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend at Elder Grown Summer Camp Music Festival. Join us as we celebrate the magic of music, the beauty of nature, and the joy of community on July 13th.
 Tuesday, July 16th
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!
 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.
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
July Songwriter Series
8:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
Free ***Only 65 RSVP seats available***   Join us for our Songwriters Series in the middle of the month! Located at The iNDIGO Room inside the iAM MUSIC Institute, this free event, hosted by Julianne Marqua, will feature some amazing local musicians.
 Tuesday, July 23rd
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!
 Thursday, July 25th
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Tuesday, July 30th
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!
 Thursday, August 1st
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Tuesday, August 6th
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!
 Thursday, August 8th
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Tuesday, August 13th
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, August 14th
So I Can Sleep Open Mic Comedy
7:00pm / Fired Up Pizzeria
Join So I Can Sleep for Durango's favorite open mic night at Fired Up Pizzeria downtown. Comedians - first timers welcome - bring their best material!   Sign Ups for Comedians - 6-6:45p  Show Start - 7pm   This free show runs until 9:30p at its latest, and we all really appreciate an audience who sticks through until the end! See you there!
 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.
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Tuesday, August 20th
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!
 Thursday, August 22nd
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Tuesday, August 27th
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!
 Thursday, August 29th
Trivia Night Outside on the Plaza
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us every Thursday through the summer for trivia night outside on the Carver Family Plaza. 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. Food available from Laura's Artisans and drinks available from The Powerhouse bar.
 Wednesday, September 11th
So I Can Sleep Open Mic Comedy
7:00pm / Fired Up Pizzeria
Join So I Can Sleep for Durango's favorite open mic night at Fired Up Pizzeria downtown. Comedians - first timers welcome - bring their best material!   Sign Ups for Comedians - 6-6:45p  Show Start - 7pm   This free show runs until 9:30p at its latest, and we all really appreciate an audience who sticks through until the end! See you there!
 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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