Arts and Entertainment

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT
Nov29

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT  Friday, December 1, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Durango Botanic Gardens • 1900 E Third Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us on December 1st from 5:30pm-7:00pm for a magical night at the Durango Botanic Gardens. Guests will be able to enjoy hot chocolate and homemade cookies on the library patio, appearances from Santa & Mrs. Claus, readings with the Grinch, and...

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FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Nov29

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION  December 1-3, 2023 • 12:00 – 5:00 pm  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get into the spirit of the season with the Festival of Trees & Wreaths, a free and family friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers will tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by our generous sponsors, bid on...

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HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Nov29

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR  December 1-3, 2023  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION There will be fine art and amazing crafts at this 3 day event! Come meet the creative people from the Four Corners. Local vendors will be offering paintings, jams and jellies, handcrafted jewelry, sewn goods, holiday sweets and treats, Christmas, alpaca and Navajo decor, candles, pottery, beauty...

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NOEL NIGHT
Nov29

NOEL NIGHT

NOEL NIGHT  Friday, December 1, 2023  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION This year’s event takes place on Friday, December 1, 2023, lasting all day. Join together with friends, family, and folks from all over in this community-wide celebration kicking off the holiday shopping season and encouraging folks to shop, eat, and love local during the holidays. Enjoy special offers, live music and...

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Britannica Thanksgiving Day
Nov27

Britannica Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal typically...

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THANKSGIVING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE!
Nov22

THANKSGIVING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE!

    I love to start my day with Thanksgiving. I believe as we count our good fortunes it attracts blessings.  Al Manning would say what we give our attention multiplies.  I also like to count my blessings during times of challenge and emotional distress. It changes the channel from counting disturbances to counting joys.  I typically start my morning with “Thank you Father for a day.”  I am then thankful for birds that sing...

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LGBTQ comedy workshop coming to Durango
Nov21

LGBTQ comedy workshop coming to Durango

The Yay! Foundation, a nonprofit that helps LGBTQ people struggling with mental health issues, will host a comedy and free-thought workshop Nov. 28 to Nov. 30 in Durango. Comedian Aidan Park, pictured, will be at the workshop. (Courtesy of Ben Gross) Event provides outlet to discuss – and even laugh about – stigmas surrounding HIV By Matt Hollinshead Deputy Editor Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 5:00 AM Durango’s LGBTQ community will be provided...

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SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Nov21

SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

  SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING  Friday, November 24, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Buckley Park • Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Start your holiday season with Singing with Santa in Downtown Durango! This annual family friendly event takes place the day after Thanksgiving.   All are invited to Shop, Dine & Celebrate the start of the holiday season. Come...

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Durango Turkey Trot
Nov21

Durango Turkey Trot

Durango Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital Date: 11/23/2023 Start Time: 10:00 am Location: Fort Lewis College clocktower (check-in at the Student Union) REGISTER One of Durango’s most popular running races for over 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital 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...

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Strategic Planning: Framing it as a Theory
Nov16

Strategic Planning: Framing it as a Theory

Like in science, business theories constantly should be challenged. The word theory comes from the Greek word theōria, meaning speculation or contemplation.  While we think of theories in the scientific domain, businesses also live in theories (in business parlance, think assumptions, projections, budgets, speculations, and so on).  They project what is possible or plausible to happen given expectations about the future.  This is no...

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Durango Hot Springs gets $14 million makeover
Nov16

Durango Hot Springs gets $14 million makeover

DURANGO, Colo. (KREX) — As magma heats the water underneath the Earth’s surface, the water forces its way out of the ground and spews out as a geyser. One geyser formed a hot spring which has been around for thousands of years, used by ancient Puebloans before the Utes. In the late 1800’s, Frank Trimble bought this single natural pool and started to market it to the public. More than a century later, this ancient hot spring has grown...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN
Nov13

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN

fcd3e70f14e92d1da061c295c1a609125bf1c6870282838526b726f5a8141813 THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN  November 17 – December 31, 2023  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the holiday classic, THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, a magical theatrical interpretation of the classic tale of a child’s Christmas...

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These 5 Foods Will Stop Your Brain From Shrinking
Nov13

These 5 Foods Will Stop Your Brain From Shrinking

My educational background is in psychology and neuroscience. I’m a brain research junkie and read the latest studies each and every week. For the past three years or so, I have focused my attention on neurodegenerative diseases — mainly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As I became more interested in nutrition, I began to focus more on the impact that diet (and other lifestyle factors) have on the brain. Just as the foods you eat influence...

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Veterans Day Parade
Nov08

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard leads the Veterans Day Parade in 2022 in downtown Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file) Jerry McBride Saturday, Nov. 11 Durango Veteran’s Parade, 11 a.m., Main Avenue. Honoring the Veterans of La Plata County, 11 a.m., Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Animas Museum will honor veterans by ringing the bell at the museum. Free. Details: animasmuseum.org, 259.2402 or [email protected]....

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NEVERMORE: THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
Nov04

NEVERMORE: THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

  NEVERMORE: THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE  Nov 3 & 4 @ 7:30pm; Nov 5 @ 2pm; Nov 9-11 @ 7:30pm  Fort Lewis College • 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION To celebrate the end of the Halloween season, FLC Musical Theatre will present the off-Broadway hit, Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Nevermore follows the struggles of...

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ANNUAL SKI SWAP Nov 4th
Nov04

ANNUAL SKI SWAP Nov 4th

  ANNUAL SKI SWAP  Nov 4 – Nov 4, 2023 • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION More than 10,000 items to choose from! New and used ski and snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, local individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover...

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Durango Breweries
Nov04

Durango Breweries

  Local Durango breweries create unique, seasonal, and go-to beers that are enjoyed in town and even across the country. Many of these breweries also double as a restaurant preparing delicious meals paired with a homemade beer.   How Is Beer Made? Beer origins date back to 2400 BCE but modern brewing techniques, including using hops, were first used in Germany in the 11th century and the lager was born. Over the centuries,...

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CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT & CARNIVAL
Oct29

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT & CARNIVAL

October 31, 2023 • 4:00 – 6:00 pm  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children’s Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at nearly 100 participating merchants. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. Approximately 75-100 merchants on...

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ROCKY HORROR SHOW October 27 – November 5, 2023
Oct25

ROCKY HORROR SHOW October 27 – November 5, 2023

ROCKY HORROR SHOW  October 27 – November 5, 2023  Durango Arts Center • 802 E 2nd Ave, Durango, 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun! For its 16th year The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the “Time Warp” along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders “over at the Frankenstein place” as they learn...

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ANIMAS VALLEY BALLOON RALLY OCT. 20-22
Oct16

ANIMAS VALLEY BALLOON RALLY OCT. 20-22

ANIMAS VALLEY BALLOON RALLY  October 20-22, 2023  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO EVENT DESCRIPTION The Animas Valley Balloon Rally hosts a full weekend of events each October. The event kicks off with the Downtown Balloon Glow on Friday evening, where spectators will see multiple hot air balloons light up. The event also features a few candlesticks (baskets without their balloons.) This is a great opportunity to meet the pilots and...

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