A&E Happenings for Feb. 16

Ruthie Foster and Paul thorn will team up for “Soul Salvation” tonight at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. They’ll play individually before teaming up for a joint set with Foster’s band. Foster’s new album “Let it Burn” debuted this week at No. 2 on the Billboard Blues chart, No. 6 on the Heatseekers chart and No. 175 on the Top 200 albums chart. Hear and view samples at www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxP4o-fLkFY&feature=youtu.be and www.npr.org/2010/05/24/127092419/paul-thorn-on-mountain-stage. Enlarge photo

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Ruthie Foster and Paul thorn will team up for “Soul Salvation” tonight at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. They’ll play individually before teaming up for a joint set with Foster’s band. Foster’s new album “Let it Burn” debuted this week at No. 2 on the Billboard Blues chart, No. 6 on the Heatseekers chart and No. 175 on the Top 200 albums chart. Hear and view samples at www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxP4o-fLkFY&feature=youtu.be and www.npr.org/2010/05/24/127092419/paul-thorn-on-mountain-stage.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Chili Night with Freeplay, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., 247-5792, www.skabrewing.com.

Katrina & Cook, 5 p.m., Desperados, 351 S. Camino del Rio, 385-5533.

Lacey Black, piano, 5:30 p.m., Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

Robin Davis, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.

“Geological Diversity and Mineral Resource Extraction Activities in the Four Corners Region” by Jeff Brame, Life-Long Learning series, 7 p.m., free, 130 Noble Hall at FLC, 247-7401, www2.fortlewis.edu/professionalassociates.

Soul Salvation featuring Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn, 7 p.m., $30-$40, Community Concert Hall at FLC, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

Robby Overfield, 7 p.m., Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., 247-5440, www.derailedsaloon.com.

Tyller Gummersall, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7260.

Karaoke hosted by Johnny Horton Jr., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, 878 East Second Ave., 247-1590.

Open Mic Night (writers/poets/comics/musicians), 7 p.m., The Absolute Bakery, 110 S. Main St., Mancos, 533-1200.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Imaginary Friends/musical theater, 7:30 p.m., $20, 749-8585, http://merelyplayers.us.

Karaoke, 8 p.m., 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 East Eighth Ave., 259-8801.

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Steve Kahler, Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., 382-8554.

Thirsty Thursday with Hello Dollface, 10 p.m., The Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324, www.durangosummit.com.

Ongoing

“Spirit,” community photography show, through Feb. 23, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355, www.openshuttergallery.com.

Sweethearts of the Arts, works by Stanton Englehart and Mary Ellen Long and from the Ballantine collection, through Feb. 24, Barbara Conrad Gallery, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

Lost Dog Art Spectacle presents Fairy Tales & Fantasies, through February, Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 25-0430.

Kinaesthetics, drawings and etchings by Louise Grunewald, through February, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, 247-7167, www.louisegrunewald.com.

“Confined,” mixed-media works by Andrea Martens, through February, Art Library, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

Sonya Johnson photography, through February, Fifth Corner Photo Gallery, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 903-8267, www.thefifthcornerphotogallery.com.

Lorna Meaden, tea vessels & pottery, through Feb. 25, White Dragon Tea Room & Gallery, 820 Main Ave., 769-1022.

Photography of Howard Rachlin, through Feb. 26, Rochester Hotel, 721 East Second Ave., 385-1920.

Ann Smith, watercolors, through March, Eno, 723 East Second Ave., 385-0105, www.annsmithwatercolors.com.

Far-Out

“Radium Girls,” Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre, Feb. 17-25, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

“Laughter,” San Juan Symphony, Feb. 19, $34-$50, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

“Wild Horses in Winds of Change,” by local filmmaker Mara LeGrand, Feb. 19, $21, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., www.durangoarts.org.

TAO: The Art of the Drum, Feb. 20, $25-$40, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

Lori Callahan with Brett Crandall, stand-up comedy, Feb. 25, $10/$12, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., 375-7160, www.henrystratertheatre.com.

Durango Independent Film Festival, Feb. 29-Mar 4, www.durangofilm.org.

“LA Phil LIVE: Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Celebrate Gershwin,” simulcast, March 18, $22, Durango Stadium 9, 900 Trans-Lux Drive, 247-9799, www.fathomevents.com.

Submissions

Submit events at www.durangoherald.com/section/eventsubmit/ or fax, mail or deliver a listing for your event to the Herald no later than noon Wednesday for the coming week.

Ted Holteen is compiling the calendar: Email him at ted@durangoherald.com.

Paul Thorn. Enlarge photo

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Paul Thorn.