Stuff to do: Sept. 16-22, 2021

Stuff to do: Sept. 16-22,  2021

The 27th annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival returns to E. 2nd Avenue this weekend, September 18-19, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days. This year's festival features some 100 booths offering everything from metal and ceramics to textiles and jewelry. For more info., go to www.durangoarts.org.

Thursday16

Kiwanis Club of Durango’s Pancake Day, 7 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds.

Cafe au Play free outdoor baby group, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 495 Florida Road (behind Christ the King church). 970-749-9607 for info. 
 
Mancos Farmers Market, 4 p.m., 145 Grand Ave., Mancos.
 
SkaBQ, featuring music by La La Bones, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing headquarters, 225 Girard St.
 
Animas River Update, hosted by San Juan Citizens Alliance, 5-6 p.m. More info. at sanjuancitizens.org
 
Nosotros plays Concerts in the Park, 5:30 p.m., Buckley Park.
 
Live music, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Ben Gibson plays, 6-9 p.m., Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar, 701 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Live music, 6-8:30 p.m. every Thursday, James Ranch, HWY 550, Hermosa.
 
Bad Goat Disco, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, HWY 550, Hermosa.
 
The Climbing Zine 10th anniversary party, 6-9 p.m., The Rochester Hotel’s Secret Garden, 726 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Engage While Reading with Children, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunnyside Library, 75 County Road 218.
 
Common Injuries from Shoulder to Wrist, 6-7:30 p.m., presented by Animas Surgical Hospital Community, attend online or in-person. More info. at www.tinyurl.com/ash-speakerseries.
 
Author Scott Graham speaks about his addition to the book, Canyonlands Carnage, Sept. 6:30 p.m., Fenceline Cider in Mancos.
 
Trivia night 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Powerhouse, 1333 Camino Del Rio.
 
History Live Durango: Dwight D. Eisenhower Chautauqua portrayal by Doug Mishler, 7-8:30 p.m., via Zoom. In conjunction with the Lifelong Learning Series. For link and info. go to: www.animasmuseum.org/events.html
 
Larry Carver & Jack Ellis play, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station.
 
Beam Me Up Starlight Trivia, weekly 7:30-9:30 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.
 
Geeks Who Drink Trivia, 8-10 p.m., The Roost, 128 E. College Dr.
 
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Sept. 16-19, Telluride.

Friday17

Friends of the Library book sale, 10 a.m., Durango Public Library.
 
History Live Durango: Pow Wow Regalia, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Southern Ute Cultural Center. For link and info. go to: www.animasmuseum.org/events.html
 
Gary Walker plays, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave.
 
Artist Jon Bailey: Layer – A Solo Exhibit, Sept. 17-26, Studio & Gallery, 1027 Main Ave.
 
Donny Johnson plays, 5 p.m., Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar, 701 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
iAM Music Fest featuring Hello Dollface, Profetic Calaveras and DDAT, 6 p.m., Durango Craft Spirits, 1120 Main Ave.
 
Ben Gibson Duo plays, 6 p.m., Weminuche Woodfire Grill in Vallecito.
 
Disco Night, 6-9 p.m., Chapman Hill Roller Rink. 
 
Friday Nights at Fire Fox Farms, 6-9 p.m., 5513 CR 321, Ignacio.

Saturday18

Durango Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., featuring music by Jolie, TBK Parking Lot, 259 W. 9th St.

Bayfield Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m., 1328 County Road 501, Bayfield.
 
Guided Mushroom Hunt, 9 a.m., Purgatory Resort. www.purgatoryresort.com.
 
Hermosa History Tour, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Meet at Animas Valley Grange, 7271 County 203.
 
Museum Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Animas Museum will be open and free. Tickets at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
 
Durango Autumn Arts Festival, 10 a.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Alternative Horizons Golf Tournament, 1:30 p.m., Hillcrest Golf Club. More info. at alternativehorizons.org.
 
Picnic Concert Series, featuring music by Tim G. & Jim B., 4 p.m., Fox Fire Farms in Ignacio.
 
Durango Fall Gallery Walk, 5 p.m., participating galleries.
 
The MC Curry Organ trio plays, 5 p.m., Gazpacho, 431 E. 2nd Ave.
 
The Jelly Bellys play, 5 p.m., Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar, 701 E. 2nd Ave.
 
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.
 
Terry Rickard plays, 6 p.m., Weminuche Woodfire Grill in Vallecito.
 
Patrick Crossing plays, 6 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.
 
Gary Walker plays, 6-8 p.m., Dandelion Café, 724 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Comedy Night, 7 p.m., Dolores River Brewery in Dolores.
 
Morgan Miles plays, 8-9:30 p.m., Tico Time River Resort in Aztec, New Mexico.

Sunday19

Veterans Benefit Breakfast, 9 a.m., VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave.

Durango Autumn Arts Festival, 10 a.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Open Mic, 1 p.m., Mancos Brewery.
 
Live Music on the Range: Terry Rickard, 2-5 p.m., Hillcrest Golf Club.
 
Author John Peel book signing, 4-5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.
 
Open Mic night, 4 p.m. every Sunday, Fenceline Cider, Mancos.
 
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.
 
Reggae Night, 6-9 p.m., Tico Time River Resort in Aztec, New Mexico.
 
Larry Carver & Jack Ellis play, 6-8 p.m., Weminuche Woodfire Grill in Vallecito.

Monday20

Authors Jennie & Walt Dear book signing, 4-5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

Meditation and Dharma Talk, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Online at www.durangodharmacenter.org
 
Aikido, 6 p.m., 121 W 32nd St. #B, www.durangoaikido.com

Tuesday21

Twin Buttes Farm Stand, 3-6 p.m., Tuesdays thru October, 165 Tipple Ave., www.twinbuttesfarm.com

Bingo night, 5 p.m. every Tuesday, Fenceline Cider, Mancos.
 
Fresh Air Meditation, 5:30-6 p.m., Claire Viles Park.
 
Rotary Club of Durango meeting, featuring guest speaker Rotary District Governor Becky Smith, 6 p.m., Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.
 
Horseshirt plays, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, HWY 550, Hermosa.
 
Kirk James plays, 6-9 p.m., Three Springs plaza.
 
History Live Durango: Ancestral Puebloan Tour of the Four Corners, 6-7:30 p.m., Pine River Library.
 
Acoustic Music Jam, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Rotary Park, all instruments and singers welcome. For info: 970-259-3408.
 
Live music, 6-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, James Ranch, HWY 550, Hermosa.

Wednesday22

James Ranch tour, focus on water operations, hosted by 5 Rivers Trout Unlimited, 6-7:30 p.m., HWY 550, Hermosa.

Trivia night, 6 p.m., every Wednesday, Mancos Brewery.
 
History Live Durango: Fort Lewis Indian School (1892-1911), 4-5 p.m. Email CSWSMail@fortlewis.edu for Zoom link
 
Dirtwire with the Monogahela, 7 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr.
Library Community Champions event, honoring Marcia Clouser and Corrie McCarthy, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East 3rd Ave.
 
Pickin’ on the Plaza, Sept. 23, 4-6:30 p.m. Food, drinks and music by High Country Hustle, Powerhouse Science Center, 1295 Camino del Rio.
 
Manhattan Short Film Festival, Sept. 23, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr.
 
People We Know and High Country Hustle play, Sept. 23, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, HWY 550, Hermosa.
 
Durango Fall Blaze bike race, Sept. 25, more info. at durangofallblaze.com. Proceeds benefit FLC Cycling scholarships and programs.
 
Durango Shimmy Mob, Sept. 25, dance fundraiser at various locations throughout town for Alternative Horizons. More info at Durango Shimmy Mob’s Facebook
page.
 
Local First’s Harvest Dinner, Sept. 25, 5 p.m., Smiley Building, 1309 E 3rd Ave. More info. at www.local-first.org
 
National Drive Electric Week Event, Sept. 25, 970-259-1916.
 
Mountain Marmot Trail Run, Sept. 28, Purgatory Resort. www.purgatoryresort.com.
 
Manhattan Short Film Festival, Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr.
 
Rob Webster plays, Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, HWY 550, Hermosa.
 
Bluegrouse plays, Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, HWY 550, Hermosa.
 
Four Corners Comedy Festival, Oct. 1-2, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave.
 
Cowboy Gathering Parade, Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m., Main Ave. in downtown Durango.
 
10th Annual Solar & Net Zero Home Tour, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., More info at fourcore.org.
 
Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Oct. 2-3, Riverside Park in Aztec, 500 S. Lightplant Rd. More info. at AztecHighlandGames.com.
 
A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m., Falfa Pumpkin Patch, 54 County Road 221.
 
 
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