On the town

On the town

Thursday12

Southwest Ability Summit: “Building Inclusive Communities,” a day of learning and networking, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Durango Rec Center. sjboces.org.

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

“Music of War,” part of the DAC Winter Lecture Series, 4 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

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

Sunny & The Whiskey Machine performs, 5-7 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

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

Jose Villarreal performs, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

RC Hall performs, 6 p.m., Mancos Brewing Co.

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

Réalta and HighTime, part of the Durango Celtic Festival, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. www.durangocelticfestival.com.

“The Adverse Health Effects of E-Cigarettes in Adults & Teens,” part of the Life-Long Learning Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College, Room 130. www.fortlewis.edu.

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

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

Friday13

Durango Earlybird Toastmasters, 7-8:30 a.m., LPEA, 45 Stewart St.

STEAM Lab: Space Crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Durango Public Library.

10 Years: The Posters of Studio & Gallery – 2010-19, by Tim Kapustka running thru March 22, and “The Blue Green Dream of the Slave Named Arthur Conan Doyle,” new work from Mike Brieger, running thru March 31, opening receptions, 5-9 p.m., Studio & Gallery and The Recess Gallery, 1027 Main Ave. anddurango.com.

Robby Overfield performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Andrew Schuhmann performs, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

Lacey Black performs, 5:30-8 p.m., Lone Spur Café, 619 Main Ave.

4th annual Pi Day Run, fun run hosted by the Durango Running Club and Durango Running Co., featuring pie potluck and more, 6-7:30 p.m., Durango Running Co., 473 E. College Dr.

Martha Odom performs, 6-8 p.m., Jean-Pierre Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.

Glenn Smith performs, 6-8 p.m., Durango Craft Spirits Tasting Room, 1120 Main Ave., Suite 2.

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

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

Saturday14

McDonald’s Cardboard Derby, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tubing Hill at Purgatory Resort. www.purgatoryresort.com.

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

The Met: Live in HD, featuring Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer,” 10:55 a.m., Student Union Vallecito Room, FLC. www.durangoconcerts.com.

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

Jerry Day Presentation & Book Signing, to celebrate the release of Jerry Day's new book Rio Grande’s Narrow Gauge K-36 Locomotives, 1 p.m., Animas Museum, 3065 W. 2nd Ave. 259-2402.

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

Joel Racheff performs, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

Lacey Black performs, 5:30-8 p.m., Lone Spur Café, 619 Main Ave.

The Black Velvet Trio performs, 7-11 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.

Dirtwire performs, 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.

Sunday15

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

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 Pub, 900 Main Ave.

Blue Moon Ramblers, 6:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Joel Racheff performs, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

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

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

Monday16

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

Rob Webster performs, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

World Food Tour: Ireland, hosted by Pine River Library, 5:30 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon. Register at 884-2222.

Meditation and Dharma Talk, 5:30-7 p.m., Durango Dharma Center, 1800 E. 3rd Ave., Suite 109. durangodharmacenter.org.

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

Tuesday17

St. Patrick’s Day

“Bedlam” screening, part of the Indie Lens Pop Up series, 1-3 p.m., Durango Public Library.

“Memory, Myths and Misses,” part of the DAC Winter Lecture Series: Art Opens Windows, 4 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

Free Tenants Rights Clinic, presented by Colorado Legal Services, topics include best rental practices, evictions, security deposits and more, 5:15-7 p.m., Durango Public Library. 247-0266.

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

Tim Sullivan performs, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

Rotary Club meets, presentation from FLC professor Michael Martin on early medieval Irish history, 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.

Karaoke, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, Gem Village.

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.

Laugh Therapy St. Patty’s Day Stand-Up Comedy, 8 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. 403-1200.

Wednesday18

Local First’s Monthly Mixer, 7-9 a.m., Smiley Café, 1309 E. 3rd Ave. www.local-first.org.

Wolves Visit the Mountain, featuring wolves from Wolfwood Refuge, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., educational talk, 12:30 p.m., Village Plaza, Purgatory Resort.

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, 5:30 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.

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

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

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

Ongoing

“Two Old Guys,” works from Peter Alphonso Martin, thru March 21, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

“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

Seven Rivers Farmers Market, 2:30-5:30 p.m., March 19, Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. 315-0589.

“Music of Peace,” part of the DAC Winter Lecture Series, 4 p.m., March 19, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

hOurExchange La Plata’s Free Potluck Lunch, noon, March 21, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. 884-9330.

Women Outside Adventure Forum, March 24-26, around Durango. www.womenoutside.org.

Local First Member Meeting, 4-6 p.m., March 24, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.local-first.org.

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

Basic Safety Clinic, hosted by 4Corners Riversports, 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 26, 4CRS, 360 S. Camino del Rio, Suite 100. riversports.com.

Lacey Black performs, 3-6 p.m., March 28, Durango Mountain Club at Purgatory Resort.

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

The Del McCoury Band, 7:30 p.m., April 1, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

The High Kings perform, 7:30 p.m., April 8, Community Concert Hall, Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

Durango Natural Foods Annual Meeting & Celebration, live music, food and more, 6:30-11 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave. 

Sierra Ferrell performs, presented by KSUT, 7:30 p.m., April 13, Durango Arts Center gallery, 802 E. 2nd Ave. www.durangoarts.org.

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