A&E Happenings for March 1

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band fuses hip-hip, Latin soul, reggae and ska into a high energy stage show. The Asheville, N.C. band will play Thursday night at the Abbey Theatre. See them in action at www.BootyBand.com. Enlarge photo

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Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band fuses hip-hip, Latin soul, reggae and ska into a high energy stage show. The Asheville, N.C. band will play Thursday night at the Abbey Theatre. See them in action at www.BootyBand.com.

Thursday, March 1

Durango Independent Film Festival, www.durangofilm.org.

“Chromatic Delation,” art of Maureen May, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., 247-1242.

Chili Night with Patrick Crossing (Celtic), 5 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., 247-5792, www.skabrewing.com.

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

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

“Renewable Energy in America: Recent Advances in Fundamental Energy Research,” by Dr. Monte Helm, Life-Long Learning series, 7 p.m., free, 130 Noble Hall at FLC, 247-7401, www2.fortlewis.edu/professionalassociates.

Rob Webster, 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.

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

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Steve Kahler, 8 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., 382-8554.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, 9 p.m., $12-$15, Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, 385-1711, www.abbeytheatre.com.

Thirsty Thursday with the Bob Floyd Band, 10 p.m., no cover, The Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324, www.durangosummit.com.

Ongoing

Abstract portraiture, Heidi Lender and Brooke Shaden, through April 4, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355, www.openshuttergallery.com.

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

Kinaesthetics, drawings and etchings by Louise Grunewald, through Wednesday, FLC 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 Saturday; Jay Strommen (through March), White Dragon Tea Room & Gallery, 820 Main Ave., 769-1022.

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

The Metal Show, works by Steve Williams, Marilyn Kroeker and Lee Pavlika, through March 14, Mancos Town Gallery, Bauer Avenue at the Park, 533-7434.

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

Far-Out

Band of Heathens, March 9, $12-$15, Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, 385-1711, www.abbeytheatre.com.

Leftover Salmon, March 10, $25-$35, Community Concert Hall at FLC, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

“Steers, Queers & Everything in Between,” benefit for Tami Graham, March 24, $25/%75 (tickets at Animas Trading Co.), Mancos Opera House, (970) 394-9077.

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.