On the town

On the town

"Peak Obsession"

Thursday23

Baby Meetup with Durango Café au Play, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 2307 Columbine. 749-9607.
 
Groove & Grow, featuring music, games and more for young children and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield.
 
Living Your Best Life with Disabilities: Finding Housing, co-hosted by Southwest Center for Independence, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Durango Public Library.
 
“Hat on a Hat” by Trey Duvall, hosted by FLC’s Art & Design Department, artist talk, 2:30-3:30 p.m., opening reception, 4:30-6 p.m., exhibit runs thru Feb. 20, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery. 247-7167.
 
Bonita Peak Community Advisory Group meets, 2:30-5:15 p.m., Durango Rec Center. bonitapeakcag.org.
 
Thursday Afternoon Social Club for veterans, their spouses and supporters, 4-6 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave.
 
Durango Green Drinks, hosted by all 2020 hosts, 5-6:45 p.m., Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave.
 
Tim Sullivan performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Securing Our Water Future: What’s Next With the Colorado Water Plan? presented by the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance, doors open, 5:30 p.m., event begins, 6-8 p.m., 4Corners Riversports, 360 S. Camino del Rio. conservationco.org.
 
Sitting Meditation, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Durango Dharma Center, 1800 E. 3rd Ave.
 
Robbie Overfield performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Open Mic Night, 6-8 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, 723 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Golden Dragon Acrobats perform, 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Open Mic & Stand-Up Comedy, 8 p.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave.
 
Karaoke, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave.

Friday24

Winter Pride 2020, includes skiing, aprés and socializing, drag show, and more, Jan. 24-26, Purgatory Ski Resort. www.durangopride.org.
 
Durango Early Bird Toastmasters, 7-8:30 a.m., LPEA, 45 Stewart St.
 
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.
 
Ski Meetups, part of Winter Pride 2020, 10:30 a.m., event also runs Jan. 25-26, meet at Lift 1 at Purgatory Ski Resort. www.durangopride.org.
 
Apres Ski, part of Winter Pride 2020, 2-5 p.m., event also runs Jan. 25, Purgy’s at Purgatory Ski Resort. www.durangopride.org.
 
STEAM Lab: Pinch Pottery, 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.
 
“Retrospective Art Show: 1960-2020” from Peggy Cloy, exhibit opening, 4-7 p.m., exhibit runs thru March 24, Smiley Building second floor, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
 
Mixed Media on Sheet Metal with artist Joe Schafer, opening reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs thru Jan. 30, Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., 920 Main Ave.
 
Lacey Black performs, 5-8 p.m., Lone Spur Café, 619 Main Ave. 764-4280.
 
The Black Velvet Duo performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Dinner Meet & Greets, part of Winter Pride 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m., event also runs Jan. 25, Paradise Pizza at Purgatory. www.durangopride.org.
 
Gary Watkins performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Live music, 6-9 p.m., DJ Hakan 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.
 
Dolores River Boaters Permit Party and Silent Auction, featuring live music from Carute Roma, 6-10 p.m., Dolores Community Center. doloresriverboating.org.
 
“The Lion King,” screens 6:30 p.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield.
 
Rob Webster performs, 7 p.m., Blondies in Cortez.
 
An Evening with Erik Weihenmayer, author of No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon, part of the Community Foundation’s Making a Difference speaker series, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
Ecstatic Dance with DJ Uplifter, 7-10 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave.
 
Karaoke, 7 p.m.-close, VFW, 1550 Main Ave.
 
Marvel Years performs, doors open, 8 p.m., show begins, 9 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.animascitytheatre.com.
 
Fresh Powder Drag Hour, part of Winter Pride 2020, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Down the Rabbit Hole, 640 Main Ave. www.durangopride.org.

Saturday25

Indivisible Durango General Meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, Durango Public Library.
 
Henry Stoy, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Restaurant & Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.
 
NTLive: All My Sons, 11 a.m., also runs 1 p.m., Jan. 26, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.animascitytheatre.com.
 
Coffee and Conversations: A shared meal with local homeless and food-insecure residents, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Schneider Park. 236-2313 or www.communitycompassionoutreach.com.
 
OUT & About Ice Skating, part of Winter Pride 2020, 1:15-3:15 p.m., Chapman Hill Ice Rink. www.durangopride.org.
 
Jake Genualdi performs, 5-8 p.m., Lone Spur Café, 619 Main Ave. 764-4280.
 
Robin Davis performs, 6 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
 
Robbie Pepper performs, 6-10 p.m., Seven Rivers Restaurant, Sky Ute Resort, Ignacio.
 
Kirk James performs, 7-10 p.m., 550 Brewing in Aztec.
 
Winter Pride Talent Show, part of Winter Pride 2020, 8-10:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. www.durangopride.org.
 
DJ Side Affex, 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.
 
Winter Pride Dance, part of Winter Pride 2020, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. www.durangopride.org.

Sunday26

Free Ski Sundays, Jan. 26, event also runs Feb. 23 and March 29, Kendall Mountain in Silverton. www.skikendall.com.
 
Henry Stoy, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Restaurant & Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.
 
Snowdown Opening Ceremony at Purg, 12:30-2 p.m., on the beach at Purgatory Resort. 426-7274.
 
Traditional Irish Music Jam, 12:30-4 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave.
 
Hap Purcell and Erik Nordstrom perform, 5-7 p.m., Fenceline Ciders in Mancos.
 
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.

Monday27

Yoga Storytime, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Smiley Building Studio 10, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
 
Watch Your Step class, 10:15 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, 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.
 
Aikido, the art of peace, 6-8 p.m., event also runs Jan. 29, Mountain Middle School, 108 W. 31st St. www.durangoaikido.com.
 
Trivia Night, 7 p.m., Blondies in Cortez.
 
Contiki Party with the Aussies, 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Tuesday28

Groove & Grow, featuring music, games and more for young children and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Pine River Library in Bayfield.
 
“Climate Change and the Global Order” with Guinn Unger, part of the Great Decisions Discussion Group, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Durango Public Library. www.fpa.org.
 
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 meets, presentation from Charles Leslie, director of the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 6 p.m., Henry Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. 385-7899.
 
Super Ted’s Super Trivia, 6:12 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave. 403-3068.
 
DJ Crazy Charlie, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, Gem Village.
 
Latin Dance Night, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. 2nd Ave. salsadancedurango@gmail.com.
 
Kitchen Dwellers perform, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.animascitytheatre.com.
 
Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Wednesday29

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.
 
Twilight Night Triathlon, a Snowdown twist to the Durango Nordic Ski Club’s McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series featuring Nordic skiing, snow shoeing or fat biking, 6 p.m., Purgatory base area. www.purgatoryresort.com.
 
VOICES: Women Braving it all to Live Their Purpose, a talk with authors Karen Lovelien and Chloe Rachel Gallaway, 6:30-8:30 p.m., R Space Durango, 734 E. 2nd Ave.
 
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

4th annual Winter Art Show by Looking Glass Art Collective, benefit for Local First, runs thru Jan. 30, Smiley Café, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
 
LPCHS Powder Hounds Snowboard Art Auction, through Feb. 3. lpchumanesociety.org.
 
“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

Animas High School Information Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 30, 271 Twin Buttes Ave. 247-2474.
 
International Guitar Night 20th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
The Lil Smokies perform, doors opens, 7:30 p.m., show begins, 8:30 p.m., Feb. 6-7, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.animascitytheatre.com.
 
The Met: Live in HD, featuring Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” 10:55 a.m., Feb. 8, Student Union Vallecito Room, Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 1 and 3:30 p.m., Feb. 9, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. durangoccl.org.
 
Mystery Science 3000 Live: “The Great Cheesy Movie Circus,” 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.
 

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