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Stuff to do: April 15-21, 2021

Stuff to do: April 15-21, 2021

Thursday15

Gary B. Walker plays piano, 11a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave.

 

“Basket Weaving in the Mesa Verde Tradition” with Ed Jolie, free webinar, 4 p.m. Register at CrowCanyon.org

 

“Cooking with Karma” with Karma Bhotia, owner of the Himalayan Kitchen, Zoom presentation, 6:30-8 p.m. Get Zoom link at: www.facebook.com/animasvalleygrange/

 

Author discussion with Ann Hillerman, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom. Hillerman will talk about her latest novel, Stargazer. For link, visit www.mariasbookshop.com

 

“Migration in the Age of Climate Change,” zoominar presented by FLC Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, 7-8:30 p.m., featuring FLC Associate Professor of Sociology Benjamin Waddell. tinyurl.com/2o6ltmsq

 

Liv music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 

Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

 

“Forest & Fire Learning Series: Adapting to the Unprecedented,” virtual e-vent, 6-7 p.m., Mountain Studies Institute Facebook page and YouTube channel.

 

Chuck Hank plays funk 6 p.m., 11th Street Station.

 

Southwest Colorado Community COVID Forum, online, 7-8 p.m. Presented by Colorado Working Families Party, the Colorado AFL-CIO, and United Today, Stronger Tomorrow. Register at: mobilize.us/co-wfp/event/374164/


Friday16

Freestyle Art Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m., at The Hive with Alex Vick. To register, email kelsie@hivedgo.org.
 

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver play 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

 

Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

 

“Wild for Wilderness Online Auction” opens and run through April 25, benefitting Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Featuring adventure trips, vacations, outdoor gear, clothing, jewelry, art, books and more. Proceeds go to support wilderness education, advocacy and stewardship. Visit: wildforwilderness2021.afrogs.org


Saturday17

4CRS River Sports Annual Swap, April 17-18, www.riversports.com

 

Purgatory Season Finale, beach party with live music from State 38, $45 lift tickets, while supplies last. 48-hour advance purchase required.

 

Henry Stoy plays piano, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave.

 

Return of the Jedi! 9:30-10:30 a.m., learn the Japanese weapons and techniques seen in Star Wars. Claire Viles Park (across from St. Columba). www.durangoaikido.com

 

Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

 

Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

 

Larry Carver and Ben Gibson play, 6 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.


Sunday18

4CRS River Sports Annual Swap, April 17-18, www.riversports.com

 

Purgatory Season Finale, $45 lift tickets, while supplies last. 48-hour advance purchase required.

 

Henry Stoy plays piano, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave.

 

Blue Moon Ramblers play, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 

Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.


Monday19

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Matthew Brensilver, 5:30-7 p.m. Online at www.durangodharmacenter.org/


Tuesday20

“Day of Dialogue,” a daylong virtual event hosted by Fort Lewis College comprised of roundtable conversations between students, educators and alumni from Native American-serving nontribal institutions that started as Native American boarding schools. Speakers will discuss a range of topics and audience participation is encouraged. All sessions are free and open to the public. To register or for more info, visit fortlewis.edu/dayofdialogue

   

7 Rivers Farmers Market, 12-3 p.m., featuring local farmers, food vendors and artisans, La Plata County Fairgrounds. Masks and social distancing required.

 

“Struggle Over the Melting Arctic,” a virtual talk, 11:45 a.m. with moderator Guinn Unger. Presented by the 2021 Great Decisions International Affairs Discussion Program. For link, visit www.lwvpaplata.org. 

 

San Juan Mountains Association Volunteer Training, 5-6 p.m. Train to be offer visitor outreach in the backcountry or to become a new “Forest Ambassador” at trailheads. For info or to sign up, go to: www.sjma.org

 

Author Discussion: Luke Mehall, 7 p.m., zoom talk with Mehall on the 20th anniversary of his Climbing Zine. www.mariasbookshop.com

 

“Backpacking Essentials,” webinar 6-7:30 p.m., presented by San Juan Mountains Association and Backcountry Experience and featuring local gear guru Anne Maleody. More info or register at: sjma.org/events/


Wednesday21

Virtual Book Club, 2-3 p.m., join the Durango Public Library to discuss whatever you've been reading or watching lately! Contact Spenser at spenser.snarr@gmail.com for login details.

 

Return of the Jedi! 5:30-6:30 p.m., learn the Japanese weapons and techniques seen in Star Wars. Claire Viles Park (across from St. Columba). www.durangoaikido.com

 

Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 

Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.


Ongoing

Family Fun Geo-Caching-Style Adventure, a fundraiser for Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary, through May 16, around Durango and Hesperus. Choose from three levels of difficulty and use your smartphone and problem-solving skills to follow a map and clues to the hidden Roadrunner. Each map purchased will enter your name into a drawing for a grand prize associated with that map. For info., go to www.theroadrunnerchase.com.

 

DAC’s Durango’s Got Talent (Virtual Edition), entry deadline extended to April 15. Video submissions should be no longer than 4 min and be appropriate for a family audience. $25 entry fee per submission to cover production and release costs. For info. or to register, go to: tinyurl.com/256px9ac

 

Spring Cleanup, thru May 9, sponsored by the City of Durango, taking yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans. For schedule, go to: www.durangogov.org

 

Hawaii & Southwest art display, thru April, Durango Rec Center.

 

Weekly Activity Kits for Kids and Teens, new kits come out every Tuesday, while supplies last, Durango Public Library. Stop by or arrange a curbside pickup: 970-375-3380 or reference@durangogov.org. 

 

Episode 6 of the Actor’s Journal now streaming, featuring Judith Guest, Stacy Keach and more. Presented by the Durango Playfest. For tickets, go to: www.durangoplayfest.org/actors-journal


 “High History,” presented by Telluride Theatre, available on demand through May 2. Take a trip back in time as Betty and Chrissy get high and are guided by a ghost back in time to revisit Telluride’s history and its most notable, notorious and wacky characters. Ages 17+. Tickets available at: www.telluridetheatre.org

 

“Sui Generis: A year of its own” art exhibit, presented by The Phoenix art project, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.


Upcoming

Ska Trail Crew Brew launch and Durango Trails fundraiser, ride-, walk- or drive-thru event, Thurs., April 22, 12 noon – 6 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard.
 

The Diné Reader, an anthology of Navajo literature, conversation with editors Esther Belin and Connie Jacobs along with contributors Byron F. Aspaas and Rachel Heather Johnson, Thurs., April 22, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom & Facebook. www.mariasbookshop.com

 

“Wilderness in America,” a free Zoom talk, Thurs., April 22, 6-7 p.m. featuring Wilderness in FLC professor Andrew Gulliford as he reviews the history of wilderness and tells a few tales from our own Weminuche Wilderness. Email darcy@prlibrary.org for login details.

 

“A Conversation About Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night,’” zoominar presented by FLC Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, April 22, 7-8:30 p.m., featuring art historian and journalist Judith Reynolds and photographer and retired English professor Carol Schmudde. tinyurl.com/2o6ltmsq

 

“Diverse Voices,” presented by Fort Lewis College Theater, livestreamed April 23-24, featuring “Cendrillon” (Cinderella) and “Musical Scenes of Diversity and Inclusion,” directed by Suzi DiSanto. Tickets at: tinyurl.com/m8hc9chn

 

“EGBDF the Musical Yak” children’s book free virtual reading, Sat., April 24, 9-9:30 a.m. Details at katieterrellramos.com

 

Manna Soup Kitchen Director Ann Morse free virtual talk. Tues., April 27, 6 p.m. Morse will speak about Manna's new 3-Year Strategic Plan and its impact on the community. Presented the Rotary Club of Durango. For log-in, email: Mtnman16@gmail.com.

 

“The First Lady of Underfashions,” Tues. April 27, 6:30 p.m. zoom talk with author Christina Erteszek on her nonfiction memoir about her family, WWII and the creation of the successful Olga brand. On Zoom & Facebook Live. www.mariasbookshop.com

 

“Ten Years of Torrey House Press: A Celebration of Voices for the Land,” free online celebration, Wed., April 28, 7 p.m., featuring authors Scott Graham, Craig Childs, Karin Anderson, C. Joseph Greaves and more. Donations encouraged. www.torreyhouse.org.

 

“The Korean Peninsula,” a virtual talk, Tues., May 4, 11:45 a.m. with moderator Holly Vaughn. Presented by the 2021 Great Decisions International Affairs Discussion Program. For link, visit www.lwvpaplata.org.

 

Animas River Stakeholders Group memorial dedication and celebration for 25 years of work, Fri., May 7, 2 p.m., along the banks of the Animas River, Silverton.

 

Durango Shimmy Mob recognizes World Belly Dance Day, May 8, throughout Durango. Performances are free but donations are welcome. Money raised will awareness of domestic violence with proceeds going to Alternative Horizons.

 

FLC Spring 2021 Commencement, Fri.-Sat., May 7-8, Dennison Memorial Field. Ceremonies will be broken up into seven sessions and are not open to the general public. Livestream will be available at facebook.com/fortlewis.

 

 

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