Stuff to do: Feb. 25-March 3, 2021
Feb. 25- March 3, 2021

Stuff to do: Feb. 25-March 3, 2021

The annual Powder Hounds Art Auction benefitting La Plata County Humane Society kicks off this Monday. The fund-raiser features the snowboard artwork of 15 artists, which can be bid on or bought outright. There will also be a photo contest to benefit the LPCHS as well. The auction runs through March 14 at www.powderhoundsart.com.

Thursday 25

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

 

The Hive’s Heartwarming Soup Sale, featuring Rustic Italian Tomato, 4-6 p.m., Dandelion Café, 725 E. 2nd Ave. $10 min donation/quart. All proceeds go to support local families in need. thehivedgo.org/upcoming-events

 

“Return to House of Rain” with Craig Childs, two-part zoom talk, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. Part of Crow Canyon’s Discover Archaeology series. Also takes place Thurs., March 4. Register at www.crowcanyon.org

 

Durango Virtual Green Drinks, 5:15 pm., hosted by the Mountain Studies Institute, Four Core and the Sustainability Alliance of SW Colorado. Join via Zoom: us02web.zoom.us


Friday 26

Winter Bike to Work Day, clean commuters can come to the Transit Center to pick up a reusable tote bag with items including socks and a Winter Bike to Work Day hoody (while supplies last) as well as a card with a list of businesses offering discounts to clean commuters that day.

 

Montezuma County Forest Fridays, also March 12 & 26, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating snow science, free to Montezuma County youth, grades 7-12. Presented by San Juan Mountain Association, to register: sjma.org/learn/forest-fridays

 

Friday Grit Gatherings, 4-7 p.m., downtown on 10th Street, between Narrow Gauge and Main avenues. Featuring live music and food from local restaurants. Tables and chairs will be set up to encourage socially distanced takeout dining and shopping. Also takes place March 5 and 12. Sponsored by BID and Local First.

 

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

 

Alpine Bank Full Moon Howler, 6-9 p.m., Durango Nordic Center. Fun for the whole family. Pass required, rentals available.


Saturday 27

Durango Devo spring registration opens, 7 a.m. at Durangodevo.com
 

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

 

Telefestivus Telemark Festival, Purgatory Resort. Featuring free demos from Backcountry Experience and Mountain Chalet, from Colorado Springs. 

 

Commemorative Ski Race, marking the 50th anniversary of the DHS Ski Team’s state championship in 1971, Feb. 27-28, Purgatory and the Durango Nordic Center.

 

Weston Snowboards Demo Day, Feb. 27-28, Purgatory Resort. Featuring free demos. 

 

An evening with Victoria Vox & Jack Maher, online concert, 7-10 p.m., part of the Community Concert Hall’s “Artists You Should Know Series.” For tickets, go to: www.durangoconcerts.com.


Sunday 28

Wolf Creek College Day, Lift tickets are $58 for students with a current class schedule and valid college photo ID. Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.

 

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

 

“Decarbonizing Transportation,” zoominar presented by FLC Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, 7-8:30 p.m., featuring Mark Swanson, retired senior engineer at Intel Corporation, and Deborah Lycan, retired professor of Molecular Biology at Lewis & Clark College. tinyurl.com/2o6ltmsq


Monday 01

Powder Hounds Online Art Auction begins and runs thru March 14, featuring snowboard art to benefit the La Plata County Humane Society. To bid or “buy now,” go to powderhoundsarts.com.

 

“Spring’s Promise” art show, March 1-31, watercolors and digital designs by Nadya/Tron. Durango Rec Center Gallery Wall. Sign up at gallery for five prizes to be drawn March 27[MV1] . 

 

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


Tuesday 02

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

Suicide Prevention, 6 p.m., a talk by Jason Armstrong, Thriving Communities Program Manager at San Juan Basin Public Health. Presented the Rotary Club of Durango. For log-in, email: Mtnman16@gmail.com.


Wednesday03

Durango Independent Virtual Film Festival begins thru March 12, featuring 99 films from around the globe, plus coffee talk with filmmakers, Q&As, and quarantinis (virtual happy hour). For schedule, passes and more info., go to: durangofilm.org.


Ongoing

7th annual Unchain my heART a multimedia virtual youth art show, runs thru March 4 at www.lpys.org. All art sales proceeds go directly to the artists.

 

The Actor’s Journal celebrates Black History Month, featuring the works of eight extraordinary black actors. Presented by Durango Playfest. Tickets at: www.durangoplayfest.org 

 

High Camp Hut Raffle, a fundraiser for the La Plata Open Space Conservancy, thru Feb. 26, 10 a.m. $10/ticket or $40/five. Learn more or buy tickets at www.lposc.org.

 

Durango Arts Center’s 11th annual 10–Minute Play Contest submission deadline Feb. 28. For guidelines, rules, schedule and link, visit: durangoarts.org/10-minute-play/.

 

Mountainfilm 2021 Early Bird passes on sale now for $100 thru March 15. Online festival runs May 31–June 6. www.mountainfilm.org.   

 

Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa libraries are open, providing books, movies, music, audio books and internet, Mon.-Fri., 2:30-7 p.m. or call 970-375-3816. Curbside service also available.


Upcoming:

Future Garden Favorites: Native Plants, 6:30-7:30 p.m., March 4, zoom talk featuring Jennifer Bousselot, PH.D, Colorado State University. Sponsored by the Old Fort’s Southwest ag webinar series. Preregistration required at: tinyurl.com/11fmb35s
 

“Coping With Loss,” zoominar presented by FLC Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, March 4, 7-8:30 p.m., featuring local counselors Julie Madden and Norm Gottlieb. tinyurl.com/2o6ltmsq

 

Creede Repertory Theatre presents “To the Moon,” 6 p.m. March 5 and 2 p.m. March 6, a livestreaming docu-drama based on surveys and interviews with survivors of domestic violence. Facilitated talk back to follow both live performances. Production will also be streamed March 15 - April 11. Tickets are free but must be reserved via www.creederep.org or at 719-658-2540.  

 

Wolf Creek Local Appreciation Day, Sat., March 6. Lift tickets are $58 for adults; $40 for seniors; and $31 children. Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.

 

“The Joys of Bach and Bologne,” Sat., March 6, 7:30 p.m. virtual concert presented by the San Juan Symphony from the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Hosted by music director Thomas Heuser. www.sanjuansymphony.org

 

Durango City Council Candidate Forum, Mon., March 8, 5-6:30 p.m. Hosted by Local First La Plata. Register at: tinyurl.com/y3prv4p8

 

“Brexit and the European Union,” a virtual talk Tues., March 9, 11:45 a.m. with moderator Paul DeBell. Presented by the 2021 Great Decisions International Affairs Discussion Program. For link, visit www.lwvpaplata.org. 

 

Recognizing Opportunities Around Resilience, or “ROAR,” and substance-abuse prevention, Tues., March 9, 6 p.m. a zoom talk featuring Paige Wagner (San Juan Basin Public Health) and Della Turque (Celebrating Healthy Communities). Presented the Rotary Club of Durango. For log-in, email: Mtnman16@gmail.com.

 

The 38th annual virtual Monte Vista Crane Festival, special web presentation, Fri., March 12, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at mvcranefest.org. Folks can also watch the presentation at their leisure from March 13-17.
 

“A.J. Croce by Request,” Thurs., March 18, 6:30 p.m., presented by the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Tickets are $15 per household with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Community Concert Hall. For tickets go to: www.durangoconcerts.com.  

 

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