Durango Calendar of Events – The Durango Herald


A large longhorn slowly descends Main Avenue during the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Parade in 2018. (File Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

Jerry McBride

Event of the week

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s eighth annual outdoor concert and barn dance featuring the Tim Sullivan Band will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the River Bend Ranch, 27846 U.S. Highway 550. A fundraiser for the Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering and its youth programs, there will be a silent auction featuring artwork and items from local businesses. You can bring your own picnic, or food and beverages from Cuevas Tacos Food Truck, Lone Spur Cafe, and Cream Bean Berry Ice Cream will also be available for purchase. Tables and chairs will be located indoors and outdoors, but you may wish to bring your own lawn chairs/blanket. Pets are not allowed. Tickets are $20 and are available online at https://bit.ly/3H0I5Dl and at the door. Children under 12 are free. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3H0I5Dl.

Now until September 3

The Mysto Really Big Magic Show, 7:30 p.m., Animas City Theater, 128 E. College Drive, $20-$30. animascitytheatre.com.

Wednesday, June 8

10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., via Zoom. To RSVP, call Bernice Madril at 382-6428.

Durango Design Review Board Meeting, 4 p.m., DurangoGov.org/zoom.

Library Advisory Board Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., Program Room 3.

Durango Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, 5-8 p.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., or DurangoGov.org/zoom.

Bob Hemenger, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Thursday June 9

Durango Business Improvement District Meeting, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., 850½ Main Ave.

Ohana Physiotherapy Ribbon Cutting, 5 p.m., 130 Rock Point Drive, Unit C. https://ohanaphysicaltherapydurango.com/.

Ska-BQ with the Celts of California, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard Street.

Hand quilting with LouAnn, 5:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., hosted by La Plata Quilters Guild.

La Plata County Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m., 1101 East Second Ave.

Liver down the river, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

The Road Song project, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Ignacio School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., www.ignacioschools.org.

friday june 10

Reptile Day, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Spend time with Asmo the library snake and a few of his crawling friends, along with their pal Julieta the turtle.

Dance with the stars of Durango, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., St. Columba School, 1801 East Third Ave., $40.

Black Velvet Trio, 6-9 p.m., Fox Fire Farms Winery, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio.

Ian Lennox, 6-9 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

jamjazz, 7-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave. $25 per person. Hosted by iAM MUSIC.

Marissa Zechinato, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai, 7:30 p.m., Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive. $15 to $40. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3tkQzQf.

Saturday June 11

RHDV2 Rabbit Vaccination Clinic, 8:00 a.m., Alpine Animal Hospital, 2910 Main Ave. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 247-5771.

grilling men, 11am-2:30pm, Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3GXfleX.

Party on the terrace, 11:00 a.m., Durango Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio.

Andrew Schuhman, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

CD-3 Democratic Candidates Public Forum, 3-4:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Author in Parklet: Ed Lehner, “Grandpa’s Horse and other Tales”, 4 p.m., Maria’s Bookstore, 960 Main Ave.

Author in Parklet: Jennifer and Michael Grais, “Christa’s Luck”, 5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookstore, 960 Main Ave.

Jack Ellis and Larry Carver, 6-9 p.m., Fur Trapper’s Steakhouse, 701 East Second Ave.

Sean O’Brien, 6-9 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

Durango Copper, 6 p.m., Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot Lawn, 479 Main Ave.

McCurry Organ Trio, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Voss Summer Dance Party, 10 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.

Sunday June 12

Grace Jay, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Queer Space: Pride!, 4 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave., $15-$50. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/39hI7dD.

Durango Cowboy Poetry Barn Dance and Silent Auction, 5-8 p.m., River Bend Ranch, 27846 US Highway 550. www.durangocowboygathering.org.

New basic theory, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

Monday, June 13

Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m., Riverview Christian Fellowship, 4995 County Road 509, https://www.myvbs.org/rvcf/.

Inauguration ceremony and open house, 12 p.m., Pathways Occupational/Physical Therapy and Holistic Health, 2243 Main Ave., No. 1B.

Motown Uke Jam, 6:30 p.m., Smiley Cafe, 1309 East Third Ave.

tuesday june 14

Grace Jay, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

Wednesday June 15

Ian Lennox, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Suicide Forest, Vile Aesthetic (Kickoff Night Tour), Paranormal Slaughter and Arsenic Kitchen, 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.), The Garage Billiards & Music Hall, 121 W. Eighth St. Free admission. 21 and over.

Thursday June 16

Taylor Scott Group, 5:30 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave.

spaghetti western, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

wild roses, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Thursday-Sunday, June 16-19

“Children”, 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Merely Players Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive, $30. Tickets and details: Simplyplayers.org.

friday june 17

Vallecito Slash Depot/Bring Your Members, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., opposite station no. 2 under the dam.

Author in the Parklet: Cheryl Clay, “Immigrants Land,” 4 p.m., Maria’s Bookstore, 960 Main Ave.

Ben Gibson and Larry Carver, 6:00 p.m., Derailed For House, 725 Main Ave.

Foundry Mountain Boys, 6-9 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

10-minute festival readings, 7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. The public votes live for favorite plays to decide which scripts will be produced in October. Free. Details: https://bit.ly/3Mp0KKd.

A blue roof, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Saturday June 18

Chad MacCluskey, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Author in the Parklet: Gretchen Dubit, “Under the Oak Tree”, 4 p.m., Maria’s Bookstore, 960 Main Ave.

High Altitude Blues, 5:00 p.m., Weminuche Woodfire Grill, 18044 County Road 501.

iAM MUSIC Fest and Late Show, 5-9pm and 9-11pm, Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. Main show: Paa Kow, Afrobeatniks, Secret Circus Society, Cruz & The Castaways and Nu Bass Theory. Late show: Pyramids.

Kirk James, 6-9 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

Brew Brothers, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Complete tour of the film, 7 p.m. (Doors open 6 p.m.), Durango Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. $20 adults, $10 ages 4-17, available online at https://bit.ly/3MsxRwI and at the door if available.

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