Stuff to do: Oct. 15-22, 2020

Stuff to do: Oct. 15-22, 2020

Starting Saturday, Merely Players presents "Wakey Wakey," a poignant examination of life and death starring Elizabeth Gray and Jessica Jane Harris and written by Will Eno. Folks can watch the Zoom play online any time between 8 a.m.-midnight Oct. 17-18 & 22-24. It's a "pay-what-you-can" show, with tickets available at www.merelyplayers.us

Thursday15

Gary B. Walker plays piano, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave.
 
Jose Villareal plays, 5-8 p.m., 11th Street Station.
 
Tim Sullivan plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
Rob Webster plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
“Saving Creation: The Story of the Sixth Extinction,” a Zoom event with environmental scientist Robin Smith, 7 p.m., part of the Lifelong Learning Lecture Series. https://tinyurl.com/y57vl6s6
 
Laugh Therapy Open Mic, comic sign-up at 7 p.m., show starts at 8, Union Social House, 3062 Main. Show up early for seating

Friday16

Eat Local Month Harvest Dinner, Fridays thru Oct. 16, 5-7 p.m. Each week, pick up a gourmet take-out dinner from a participating restaurant, farm or local purveyor. $75 ticket includes three courses, an alcoholic beverage and a special gift. Proceeds benefit Local First and local food businesses. Tickets at: local-first.org/eatlocalmonth.
 
DJ Calvin Duo plays, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station.
 
Terry Rickard plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Black Velvet Duo plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
Larry Carver & Ben Gibson play, 6 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main.

Saturday17

Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 noon, TBK Parking Lot, across from the Transit Center. Facemasks required. www.durangofarmersmarket.com.
 
Bayfield Apple Harvest, featuring a no-contact, drive thru event with cider and mash. For more info., call Pine River Shares, 970-884-6040.
 
Henry Stoy plays piano, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Jean Pierre Wine Bar, College Drive and Main.
 
Free Jedi training, learn the Japanese weapons and techniques seen in “Star Wars,” 9-10 a.m., Claire Viles Park. Masks required. www.durangoaikido.com
 
Nationwide Women's March in Honor of RBG, 11 a.m., 5th and Main, march on sidewalks to Buckley Park rally. Speakers include Rep. Barbara McLachlan, La Plata county commissioner candidate Marsha Porter-Norton, and more.
 
Snazzy Licks plays, 12-2 p.m., 11th Street Station.
 
Matt Rupnow plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Adam Swanson plays ragtime piano, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
Aftergrass Reunion, 6-9 p.m., a benefit for SOS Help Brittny Beat MS, bonfire and food trucks. Camping available with reservation. Wines of the San Juan, Blanco, N.M. $25 suggested donation. 505-632-0879
 
“Wakey, Wakey,” a virtual performance by Merely Players, watch when you wish online Oct. 17-18, 22-24. Pay what you can per household. Tickets at www.merelyplayers.us
 
Bo James and Chuck Hank Trio plays, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station.

Sunday18

Henry Stoy plays piano, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Jean Pierre Wine Bar, College Drive and Main.
 
Dan Winkler plays, 12-2 p.m., 11th Street Station.
 
“RBG’s Legacy,” a virtual town hall discussion with guest speaker Attorney General Phil Weiser and State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, 4 p.m. Weiser, who clerked for RBG, will speak about his experiences, Colorado law and the legal process upon the death of a Supreme Court Justice. Tune in on Facebook Live, www.facebook.com/Barbaraforthe59th/.
 
Blue Moon Ramblers play Americana/bluegrass, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Joel Racheff plays, Oct. 18, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Monday19

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Yong Oh, 5:30-7 p.m. online at www.durangodharmacenter.org/
 
Joel Racheff plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
Rob Webster plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Rocky Mountain Ukefest Online Jam, 6 p.m., denise@rockymountainukefest.com

Tuesday20

“How to Build Your Website,” e-commerce web series, 9-10:30 a.m. Presented by the SW Colorado Small Business Development Center. $10/workshop. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y57v7xd9
 
“Jersey girl” Tina Ooley, founder of EveryPedal MTB, shares her story as part of the Professional Women’s Network’s Virtual Inspiring Speaker Series, 5:30 p.m. Pre-register and become a member at pwndurango.com
 
Leah Orlikowski plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Terry Rickard plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
LPEA District 3 Virtual Town Hall on future power supply options, 7 p.m. Register: https://tinyurl.com/yxnq4wns

Wednesday21

Free Jedi training, learn the Japanese weapons and techniques seen in “Star Wars,”, 5-6 p.m., Claire Viles Park. Masks required. www.durangoaikido.com
 
Free circuit workout, every Wednesday, 6 p.m. lead by physical therapist Andre Botha. Masks required. Ohana Physical Therapy, 130 Rock Point Drive, Unit C in the Tech Center. RSVP at: 970-247-7895.
 
Ian Lennox plays, 5-8 p.m., 11th Street Station.
 
“Basic First Aid,” free community education class, 5-7 p.m., Durango Rec Center. Presented by Durango Fire Protection District and Durango Parks and Recreation. Classes limited to 20; masks required. Registration: tosh.black@durangofireorg or 382.6014.
 
Donny Johnson plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
Terry Rickard plays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Ongoing

 
Free Book for Every 4-Year-Old, thru Oct. 24 while supplies last, Durango Library.
 
Virtual Road Apple Rally, thru Oct. 17, racers will use Strava or MTB Project to track and record their times on the course. Register online by Oct. 17 at noon. Take a screenshot of your results and submit by Oct. 18. Details at www.fmtn.org.
 
“Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas,” a traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, Powerhouse Science Center.
 
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.
 
Fort Lewis College 2020 Faculty Biennial exhibit, viewing every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appt. thru Nov. 19. For info: www.fortlewis.edu/art-design/artgallery.
 
Episode 2 of the “Actor’s Journal,” free recordings of original works, essays, poems, remembrances by various actors. Six new actors featured every month. www.durangoplayfest.org/actors-journal  
 
Durango Public Library Weekly Activity Kits available for curbside pickup every Tuesday. Kits include supplies for one project for preschool, elementary and teen-age students. A new kit is released every Tuesday while supplies last. To request, email reference@DurangoGov.org or call (970) 375-3380.
 
PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art exhibit, over 100 skateboard decks painted by 30 different Native American artists, on view by appointment through spring 2021, Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College. swcenter.fortlewis.edu/

Upcoming:

“A Modern Man: The Genius of George Carlin,” a Zoom event with longtime fan and former radio broadcaster Bob Griffith, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. part of the Lifelong Learning Lecture Series. https://tinyurl.com/y57vl6s6
 
Tim Sullivan plays, Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
Dustin Burley plays, Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Devin Scott plays ukulele, Oct. 23, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Jack Ellis plays, Oct. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main.
 
NICA Colorado State MTB Championships, Oct. 24-25, Durango Mesa Park.
 
Maddy & Kev play, Oct. 24, 12-2 p.m., 11th Street Station.
 
 
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