On the town

On the town

Thursday20

Groove & Grow, music, games and more for young children and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Pine River Library, Bayfield.

Living Your Best Life with Disabilities: Emergency Preparedness, co-hosted by Southwest Center for Independence, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Durango Public Library.

The Seven Rivers Farmers Market, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, crafts and more, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. 315-0589.

Thursday Afternoon Social Club for veterans, spouses and supporters, 4-6 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave.

Robby Overfield performs, 5-7 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

Tim Sullivan performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Sitting Meditation, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Durango Dharma Center, 1800 E. 3rd Ave.

Self-Support Kayak Clinic, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 4Corners Riversports, 360 S. Camino del Rio.

Open Mic Night, 6-8 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, 723 E. 2nd Ave.

“Origin Stories,” inspirational conversations with local creatives, 6-8 p.m., Barbara Conrad Gallery, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangocreativedistrict.org.

Gary B. Walker performs, 6:30 p.m., Jean-Pierre Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.

“Advice from the S/He Shed: A Re-Evaluation of What it Means to be Mas©uline,” part of the Life-Long Learning Lecture series, 7 p.m., FLC Noble Hall, Room 130. www.fortlewis.edu.

Robin Davis performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

Karaoke, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave.

Friday21

22nd annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic, fundraiser for the nonprofit Adaptive Sports Association, Feb. 21-23, Purgatory Resort. asadurango.com.

Dustin Burley performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Sheryl and Beau performs, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

Sunny and the Whiskey Machine performs, 6-8 p.m., Durango Craft Spirits, 1120 Main Ave. 247-1919.

Live music, 6-9 p.m., DJ Hakan 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Karaoke, 7 p.m.-close, VFW, 1550 Main Ave.

Ecstatic Dance with DJ Omega, 7-10 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave.

“Four Weddings and an Elvis,” presented by Farmington’s Theater Ensemble Arts, 7:30 p.m., show also runs Feb. 22, and 2:30 p.m., Feb. 23, Totah Theater, Farmington. 505-326-2839.

Saturday22

Pine Needle Langlauf: Nordic Ski Marathon & Festival, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Durango Nordic Center. durangonordic.org/langlauf.

Henry Stoy, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.

Coffee and Conversations: A shared meal with local homeless and food-insecure residents, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Schneider Park. www.communitycompassionoutreach.com.

“Burning Down the House,” benefit to support Durango’s emergency responders with proceeds going to the 100 Club, 4-9 p.m., Season’s, 764 Main Ave. www.seasonsdurango.com.

Adam Swanson performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

“Two Old Guys,” works from Peter Alphonso Martin, opening reception, 6-7 p.m., exhibit runs thru March 21, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

Jeff Solon Jazz Trio, 6-10 p.m., Seven Rivers Steak House, Sky Ute Resort, Ignacio.

The Durango Voice semi-finals, fundraiser for Manna Soup Kitchen, 7 p.m., Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Ave. www.mannasoupkitchen.org.

Smelter Mountain Boys perform, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Magic Beans perform with special guest Cycles, 8:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.animascitytheatre.com.

DJ Side Affex, 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Sunday23

Free Skiing, also runs March 29, Kendall Mountain in Silverton. www.skikendall.com.

Henry Stoy, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.

Irish Music Jam, 12:30-4 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave.

Blue Moon Ramblers, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Joel Racheff performs, 6 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Open Mic Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hermosa Coffee Roasters, 738 Main Ave.

Monday24

Joel Racheff performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Meditation and Dharma Talk on mortality and the poignancy of life, 5:30-7 p.m., Durango Dharma Center, 1800 E. 3rd Ave., Suite 109. www.durangodharmacenter.org.

Rob Webster performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

Contiki Party with the Aussies, 9 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Tuesday25

“Red Sea Security,” part of the Great Decisions Discussion Group, 11:45 a.m., Durango Public Library.

 Ribbon Cutting for the Durango Creative District, 5 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangocreativedistrict.org.

 Terry Rickard performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

 Rotary Club meets, presentation from Heath Nero, of The Wyss Foundation, 6 p.m., Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. 385-7899.

 Super Ted’s Super Trivia, 6:12 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

 “Soil Health: What is it, why you should care and how to improve it,” 6:30 p.m., Animas Valley Grange, 7271 CR 203.

 DJ Crazy Charlie hosts Karaoke, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, Gem Village.

 Leah Orlikowski performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

 Che Apalache in concert, presented by KSUT, 7:30 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. ksut.org.

 The Actors’ Gang: “The New Colossus,” directed by Tim Robbins, 7:30 p.m., show also runs Feb. 26, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com

Latin Dance Night, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave.

Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Wednesday26

Donny Johnson performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

 Thank the Veterans potluck, 5:30 p.m., Peter Neds performs, 7-8:30 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave. 828-7777.

 Terry Rickard performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

 “Colorado Experience: Western Water – and Power” screening, panel discussion to follow, 6-8:30 p.m., Fort Lewis College Ballroom. Register at www.fortlewis.edu.

 Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Roost, 128 E. College Dr.

 Karaoke with Crazy Charlie, 8 p.m.-close, Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave.

 ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, 8:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.animascitytheatre.com.

Ongoing

“Retrospective Art Show: 1960-2020” by Peggy Cloy, exhibit runs thru March 24, Smiley Building second floor, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
 
“Inside Out: Visions from the Artist’s Mind,” thru April 2020, Southern Ute Museum, 503 Ouray Dr. www.southernutemuseum.org.
 
Karaoke, 8 p.m., Thur-Sun, 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E 8th Ave.

Upcoming

Paws for Celebration, annual fundraiser for Lisa Parker’s Puppies, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 27, Wild Horse Saloon, 201 E. 2nd Ave. lisaparkerspuppies.com.

The Met: Live in HD, featuring Handel’s “Agrippina,” 10:55 a.m., Feb. 29, Student Union Vallecito Room, FLC. www.durangoconcerts.com.

Community potluck and farmr presentation for 0% loans, 4:30 p.m., Sat., Feb 29, Manna Soup Kitchen, Durango. www.fourcornersslowmoney.org.

Lawn Chair Kings perform, doors open, 6:30 p.m., show begins, 7-9 p.m., Feb. 29, Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. www.sunflowertheatre.com.

Mr. B’s Vaudeville Show, hosted by the Secret Circus Society, 8 p.m., Feb. 29, The Garage, 121 E. 8th St. secretcircussociety.com.

Joint Advisory Meeting on E-Bikes, 5-7 p.m., March 4, Durango Rec Center. www.durangogov.org.

Donny McCaslin performs, 7:30 p.m., March 4, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

15th annual Durango Independent Film Festival, March 4-8. www.durangofilm.org.

One-Man Trunk Show and Native American Film Reception featuring Ray Tracey, March 5-6, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. 247-3555.

Veterans Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., March 5, La Plata County Fairgrounds. 946-4831.

“Come to Your Senses,” presented by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., March 9, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

Leftover Salmon performs, 7:30 p.m., March 12, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

Free Legal Clinic, 4-5 p.m., March 13, Ignacio Community Library.

Dirtwire performs, 8:30 p.m., March 14, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.animascitytheatre.com.

Yarn performs, 7:30 p.m., March 15, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

An Evening with Suzy Bogguss, 7:30 p.m., March 18, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan, 7:30 p.m., March 25, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

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