On the town

On the town

Thursday14

Baby Meetup with Durango Café au Play, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 2307 Columbine. 749-9607.
 
Business Improvement District meets, noon-2 p.m., 850½ Main Ave., Suite 2.
 
“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” screening, 3 and 5:30 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. www.animascitytheatre.com.
 
Drop-in Tennis, 4 p.m., Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave.
 
Thursday Afternoon Social Club for veterans, their spouses and supporters, 4-6 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave.
 
Brennan Mackey of King Cardinal performs, 5-8 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.
 
An Evening in the Himalayans, benefit for the Bhotia Foundation featuring food, stories, entertainment and more, 5:30-8 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.bhotiafoundation.org.
 
Rob Webster performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Winter Volunteer Orientation for Adaptive Sports Association, returning volunteers 6-7 p.m.; new volunteers, 7-8 p.m., Durango Rec Center. 259-0374 or asadurango.com.
 
Open Mic Night, 6-8 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, 723 E. 2nd Ave.
 
What is it like to have Dyslexia? a dyslexia simulation, 6-8 p.m., The Liberty School, 3107 Western Ave. support@thelibertyschool.org.
 
“Every Brilliant Thing,” presented by Merely Players, 7 p.m., show also runs Nov. 15-16, and 2 p.m., Nov. 17, Hesperus Baptist Camp on Highway 140. www.merelyplayers.us.
 
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” presented by DHS Troupe 1096, 7:30 p.m., show also runs Nov. 15-16, 21-22, and 2 p.m., Nov. 16, Durango High School Auditorium. troupe1096.weebly.com.
 
“Gypsy,” presented by FLC Theatre Department, 7:30 p.m., show also runs Nov. 15-16, Theatre Main Stage at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Open Mic & Stand-Up, 8 p.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave.
 
Karaoke, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Plursday featuring DJ Highgrade, 9 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Friday15

The Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary Tour, featuring Kandace Springs, James Francies and James Carter, Nov. 15, Farmington Civic Center. www.fmtn.org
 
The Polar Express, Nov. 15-Jan. 2, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. www.durangotrain.com.
 
Durango Early Bird Toastmasters, 7-8:30 a.m., LPEA, 45 Stewart St. 769-7615.
 
Free yoga, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Lively Boutique, 809 Main Ave.
 
Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:15 a.m., La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave.
 
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 15-16, Durango Public Library.
 
STEAM Lab: Dinosaur Skeletons, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Durango Public Library.
 
Spanish Speaking Parents & Littles Fridays, 4-6 p.m., Durango Café au Play, 1309 E. 3rd Ave., Room 201. durangocafeauplay.org.
 
Adam Swanson performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
A Celebration of Winter: Durango's Premier Ski Party, presented by Durango Winter Sports Foundation and featuring 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Holgate, silent auction, kid-friendly venue, live music, drinks and more, 5:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. purgatoryskiteam.org.
 
Terry Rickard performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Ska/Venture 15th annual Season Kickoff, featuring music from Farmington Hill, silent auction, raffle and more, 6 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.
 
Tequila and Tamales, benefit for Compañeros, 6-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Dr. www.companeros.org.
 
Live music, 6-9 p.m., DJ Hakan 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.
 
Bike-Packing presentation and Q&A, 7 p.m., Velorution Cycles, 377 E. 3rd St., #2. www.velorutioncycles.com.
 
Neil Pearlman & Colin Cotter perform, 7-11 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. www.durangocelticfestival.com.
 
Karaoke, 7 p.m.-close, VFW, 1550 Main Ave.

Saturday16

Drop-in Tennis, 9 a.m., Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave.
 
VFW Indoor Flea Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1550 Main Ave.
 
Sundance Indigenous Shorts and celebration of Native American Heritage Month, reception 5 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave.; film 7 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. 375-7779.
 
Robby Overfield performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Andrew Schuhmann performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Black Velvet Trio performs, 6 p.m., Down the Rabbit Hole, 640 Main Ave.
 
Ben Gibson Duo performs, 6-10 p.m., Seven Rivers Restaurant at Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio.
 
Live music, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hermosa Coffee Shop.
 
Garrett Young Collective performs, 7 p.m., The Garage, 121 W. 8th St.
 
“About Love, Life and Death” featuring live music from Sara Illsley and Friends, 7-9 p.m., Sunflower Theater in Cortez. www.sunflowertheatre.org.
 
An Evening with Bruce Cockburn, (sold out) 7:30 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.
 
DJ Side Affex, 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.
 
Sunday17
Durango Flea Market, 8:30 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds.
 
Veterans Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. 946-4831.
 
Traditional 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., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Open Mic Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hermosa Coffee Roasters, 738 Main Ave.

Monday18

Yoga Storytime, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Smiley Building Studio 10, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
 
Watch Your Step class, 10:15 a.m., Durango Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave.
 
Joel Racheff performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Rob Webster performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Classic Movie Mondays, featuring “The Jackpot,” 6 p.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield.
 
Trivia Night, 7 p.m., Blondies in Cortez.
 
Contiki Party with the Aussies, 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Tuesday19

Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:15 a.m., La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave.
 
Durango AARP Chapter #1243 meets, 10 a.m., Durango Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. durangoaarp@yahoo.com.
 
Drop-in Tennis, 4 p.m., Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave.
 
Terry Rickard performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Leah Orlikowski performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Rotary Club of Durango, presentation from Iraqi war veteran and mountain climber Chad Jukes, 6 p.m., Henry Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. 385-7899.
 
Lecture and Discussion with local author Vicky Ramakka, author of The Cactus Plot: Murder in the High Desert, sponsored by South San Juan Great Old Broads, 6-7 p.m., The Underground at the Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave.
 
Trivia Factory, hosted by Ben Bernstein, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Roost, 128 E. College Dr.
 
DJ Crazy Charlie, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, Gem Village.
 
San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert, featuring selections by Grieg, Bach and Verdi directed by Sayra Siverson, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.sanjuansymphony.org.
 
Latin Dance Night, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave. salsadancedurango@gmail.com.
 
Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Wednesday20

Teen Time: Pizza Party, 4-5 p.m., Durango Public Library.
 
Be Local coupon book release party, 5 – 7 p.m., Animas Chocolate Co., 920 Main Ave.
 
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.
 

“The 416 Recovery Celebration,” fundraiser and awards ceremony featuring keynote address from Rob Powell, who worked as Operations Section Chief for the Type 2 Management Team on the 416 Fire, 5:30-7 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. www.mountainstudies.org.

 
Terry Rickard performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Durango Diaries: Forever Young, stories shared by retirees who are still pursuing active lifestyles including National Senior Games swimmer Kathy Kronwall, Pilates teacher Diane Legner and skier Major Lefebvre, 6-7 p.m., Durango Public Library.
 
Avalanche Awareness Class, presented by Friends of the San Juans, 6-8 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.thesanjuans.org
 
Loki Moon – Raw Experiments, 6-8 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, 723 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Pub Quiz, 6:30 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.
 
Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Roost, 128 E. College Dr.
 
Karaoke, 8 p.m., Blondies in Cortez.
 
Karaoke with Crazy Charlie, 8 p.m.-close, Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave.

Ongoing

Works from Dina Herrmann, thru Dec. 7, Olio in Mancos. 533-1381.
 
“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

Public Forum on the 416 Fire and Mountain Studies Institute’s recovery efforts, featuring Q&A Session with Operations Section Chief for the 416 Fire Rob Powell, 6 p.m., Nov. 21, Durango Rec Center. www.mountainstudies.org.

“Jay & Silent Bob Reboot” screening with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, for ages 21+, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Mangold Duo performs, featuring Bonnie Mangold and Marilyn Mangold Garst, part of the UUFD Recital Series, 7 p.m., Nov. 22, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Dr.
 
22nd annual Artisan’s Holiday Gift Show and Sale, refreshments, door prizes and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 23, Oak Room at Henry Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. 247-0235.
 
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, featuring documentary screening and more, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 23, Durango Public Library. 247-7215 or afsp.org/SurvivorDay.
 
Monthly Climate Strike, supported by SASCO, Indivisible Durango and the FLC Environmental Center, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Nov. 29, meet across from 11th Street Station.
 
Pine Needle’s 18th annual CAIC Fundraiser, all proceeds donated to Friends of Colorado Avalanche Information Center, 5-9 p.m., Dec. 5, Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

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