Arts and Entertainment

Demo Day @ Purgatory
Nov26

Demo Day @ Purgatory

Date: December 9, 2018 Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm Location: The Beach #1 Skier Place DurangoCO 81301 United States Come try all the latest gear!  Just $10 for unlimited demos, all day long.  Your favorite local shops will be on the mountain offering demos of their newest skis and snowboards.  Demos start at 9am, and last demo is at 2:30pm. Come find us right at the base of Lift 1, and be sure to bring a photo ID and $10 cash.  Big...

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‘The Nutcracker’ performed by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara
Nov26

‘The Nutcracker’ performed by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara

As is now tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the magical holiday ballet, “Nutcracker,” performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, will usher in the holidays with two matinee and two evening performances. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original classical ballet in this Tchaikovsky masterpiece, creating a traditional “Nutcracker” set in Victorian times and suited for all ages. The...

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Durango Choral Society – A TRADITIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS
Nov26

Durango Choral Society – A TRADITIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS

All four Durango Choral Society choirs take the stage for our joyous holiday celebration! You’ll dig our jazz combo’s swingin’ beat, highlights from Handel’s Messiah, and a variety of music to get your holiday season off to a great start. Santa Claus even takes a break from his busy schedule to stop by and say hi to the kids. Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 Time: 3:00 PM Community Concert Hall at FLC 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301...

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Community Thanksgiving
Nov16

Community Thanksgiving

The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered once again this year. Check out our story for details and learn how to volunteer for this well-attended event.

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New Owner Restores Avon
Nov16

New Owner Restores Avon

Daniel Clute is a world traveler who likes funky hotels. And fancy hotels, too. He just likes establishments that capture the character of a town, and that’s what he wants for Silverton’s Avon Hotel.

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Turkey Trot
Nov16

Turkey Trot

One of Durango’s most popular running races for close to 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Mercy Family Medicine is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal! The Turkey Trot features a 5 mile race and a 1 mile fun run. All of the proceeds go to great local charities. Big thanks to Mercy Family Medicine, our presenting sponsor for the Turkey Trot! Fort Lewis...

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Thanksgiving Dinner @ Purgy’s
Nov16

Thanksgiving Dinner @ Purgy’s

Enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner at Purgy’s with options for the whole family.  We have a great menu planned for this buffet-style Thanksgiving feast. Reservations required. Thanksgiving Dinner Purgy’s serves Thanksgiving dinner with seating’s at 12 noon and 2:30pm. Buffet Prices: Adults $59 (doesn’t included tax or gratuity)  |  Children (ages 4-12) $22  | Children Under 3 FREE This traditional dinner includes two types of...

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Purgatory Opens Saturday
Nov16

Purgatory Opens Saturday

It’s the time of the year many locals wait in eager anticipation to arrive—ski season! We had snow dust around town this week, which heightens the excitement of winter and skiing. Purgatory Resort opens Saturday, November 17, and it’s right in time for Thanksgiving. Purgatory offers a few unique specials this year, as well. One of the biggest is that kids under 10 receive a free season pass this year! This is an amazing way for locals...

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Chapman Hill Ice Maker
Nov15

Chapman Hill Ice Maker

CJ Fuss tells us how me makes the ice for the ice-skating rink. It takes a lot more than flooding a bunch of concrete with the garden hose. And just HOW does he get the ice so white?

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Singing With Santa – Friday November 23rd
Nov08

Singing With Santa – Friday November 23rd

Mark your calendar for Singing with Santa: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23, 5:45 to 7:30 pm, proudly sponsored by TBK Bank  SINGING WITH SANTA is the official start to the holiday season in Downtown Durango! Meet Santa and march on Main Avenue singing Christmas Carols, help us light the Community Christmas Tree at Buckley Park, and enjoy FREE hot chocolate and cookies while they last. You can also get your photo taken with Santa, but bring your...

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Comedy Showcase : Costaki Economopolus
Nov08

Comedy Showcase : Costaki Economopolus

Costaki Economopoulos The Biggest Name In Comedy A regular friend of the Bob & Tom Morning Show, a Fox sports comedy correspondent. The host of the NFL Quick Snaps Podcast and garner of over a million views of his recent Dry Bar comedy stand-up special. Costaki’s rare wit and grown-up delivery will have you laced up for laughs. Featuring: Kate Mclachlan / Elliot Weber / Jill Carlson DATE: Nov 17 2018 TIME: 08:00 PM – Doors...

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The Revelers
Nov08

The Revelers

Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys – “unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance” – have joined together to form a Louisiana supergroup that combines swamp-sop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana. Writes The Morton Report, “There has to be at least one band in the country that reveres...

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Veterans Day Parade 2018
Nov08

Veterans Day Parade 2018

This weekend is Veterans Day, and do you know the purpose of the day? According to the US Department of Defense, “Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices” (https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1675470/5-facts-to-know-about-veterans-day/). It was originally called Armistice Day, which commemorated...

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Southern Ute Museum Wants You Back!
Nov02

Southern Ute Museum Wants You Back!

The Southern Ute Museum is now open seven days a week. It’s permanent exhibit tells the story of the Ute people, but it also will offer rotating exhibits to entice you back. See what’s on display now, and stop by the gift shop, where works by Navajo, Pueblo and Ute artists are for sale.

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BARK & WINE! Annual Fund-Raiser Supports Shelter
Nov02

BARK & WINE! Annual Fund-Raiser Supports Shelter

The La Plata County Humane Society will host its annual ‘Bark-n-Wine’ fund-raiser on Nov. 10. Find out what the event supports, and where you can buy tickets.

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55th Annual Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap
Nov02

55th Annual Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap

Ski season is just around the corner, and this weekend is a local tradition—the 55th Annual Ski Swap organized by the Hesperus Ski Patrol. On Saturday November 3 from 8-3, almost 20 vendors will sell new and used ski/snowboard equipment at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. These vendors come from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. In addition, the public has the option to sell gear, which can allow some amazing deals and a ton of variety...

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Uncle Kracker, live in concert!
Nov02

Uncle Kracker, live in concert!

Doors open at 7PM • Show starts at 8PM TICKETS: $49 VIP • $39 RESERVED • $29 GA Purchase tickets online at skyutecasino.tix.com, by calling 888.842.4180, at the Sky Ute Gift Shop or at the...

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REEL ROCK Film Tour – REEL ROCK 13
Nov02

REEL ROCK Film Tour – REEL ROCK 13

REEL ROCK 13 delivers jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys, and rollicking humor in a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films. This year’s edition takes viewers on a wild ride from the frigid Antarctic to the bedouin canyonlands of the Middle East. Featuring Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker and many more. Check out the lineup of films here.  Doors open at 6:00pm with the films beginning at...

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Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra
Nov02

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra

Compelling singer and elegant composer and lyricist grounded and nourished by his Cuban roots and worldly experience, Adonis Puentes’ mission in life is to share his music. When the other players join in with their tight, multi-layered groove, it becomes clear that this is also a consummate and skilled bandleader. Fronting an all acoustic band, joined by syncopated Cuban rhythms, deep bass lines, jazzy horn arrangements and melodic...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™
Nov02

THE POLAR EXPRESS™

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Nov. 16, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019 Our premier event of the year is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you’ll want to be first to book! But we still have plenty of space available for weekends up until Christmas! Book now to secure your space for the whole family. Make it your holiday tradition to bring the whole...

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