Arts Briefs

School to hold Winter Carnival

Mountain Middle School will hold its Winter Carnival from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the school, 108 W. 31st St.

A live student band will play from 6 to 7 p.m., and other events will include face painting, pie throwing, darts, balloons and a petting zoo.

Proceeds will benefit the school, which operates as a free public school under a state charter providing education to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students with a focus on integrating technology into project-based learning in a safe environment.

For more information, call 828-5600.

Animas Museum to hold volunteer open house

The La Plata County Historical Society and the Animas Museum will hold a Volunteer Open House between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 3065 West Second Ave.

Volunteers are needed in many areas on an ongoing basis as well as short-term projects. These “micro-volunteer” opportunities are perfect for those with limited time. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 259-2402.

Local singers sought for Broadway show

The producers of “Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway,” coming Feb. 27 to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, are seeking local vocalists to perform in the show alongside the Broadway stars. One winner and five runners-up will be selected.

The revue re-creates great moments as a host of Broadway veterans perform songs from popular musicals such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” “Cats,” “Chicago,” “Wicked” and others. The local winner will sing a solo part in at least one song during the show, with runners-up performing an ensemble number with the cast.

Local performers will be selected by a panel of industry professionals based on video auditions. To audition, vocalists are asked to upload to YouTube, MySpace or Facebook a 90- to 120-second video clip of themselves singing a Broadway tune, as well as fill out the online audition form. The deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Winners will be notified Feb. 21 by email or phone.

Anyone 12 and older can audition, and those selected must be available three hours before showtime on the day of the performance for sound check and rehearsal.

For the application and more information, visit and click on information for the Durango show.

All runners-up will receive a complimentary pair of tickets, with the winner receiving four complimentary tickets. All submitted videos will become the property of Left Field Productions and may be used in any appropriate manner to promote the “Singing with the Broadway Stars” platform. No submissions will be sold.

Southern Ute Museum plans Snowdown event

The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum will host “What’s in a Tale?” an official Snowdown event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4.

All ages are welcome to listen to traditional Ute stories and take part in hands-on activities. Admission (includes museum admission) for children 12 and younger is $7, $10 for adults.

The museum is located at 77 County Road 517 in Ignacio.

For more information, visit, call 563.9583 or email

Durango Arts Center to host Valentine Fair

The Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., will present the Sweethearts of the Arts Valentine Fair from Tuesday through Feb. 8 in the Barbara Conrad Gallery.

The fair will feature jewelry, ceramics, collage, watercolors, textiles, monoprints, cards and a variety of other gift items handcrafted by 23 local and regional artists. Proceeds from sales will support these artists as well as the Arts Center.

A reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, call 259-2606.

Herald Staff