A&E Happenings for May 3-4

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado opened the summer music season at The Balcony Bar & Grill last weekend with an unofficial Bluegrass Meltdown set at the downtown outdoor venue. The Balcony will feature live music Thursday through Sunday in May and nightly beginning Memorial Day through the summer. Enlarge photo

DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado opened the summer music season at The Balcony Bar & Grill last weekend with an unofficial Bluegrass Meltdown set at the downtown outdoor venue. The Balcony will feature live music Thursday through Sunday in May and nightly beginning Memorial Day through the summer.

Thursday, May 3

South-side Artisans Guild Artist’s Reception for Kristen Smith, 5-7 p.m., Raider Ridge Cafe, 509 East Eighth Ave., 375-9727.

Ska-B-Q with The Southbounders, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., 247-5792, www.skabrewing.com.

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

“As You Like It (The Pop Musical),” 7 p.m., $15, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 749-8585.

The Sandra Wong Trio, 7 p.m., $18/$25, Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 731-7469, www.pagosacenter.org.

Katrina & Cook, 7 p.m,, Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave., 247-3396.

Caitlin Cannon, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7260.

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.

Random Rab with Twilight Circus and Make Believe, 9 p.m., $15-$20, Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, 385-1711, www.abbeytheatre.com.

Salsa Night with DJ Soltron, 9 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave., 259-9018.

Thirsty Thursday with the Rupnow Trio, 10 p.m., no cover, The Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324.

Friday, May 4

Durango Wine Experience, multiple events, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Walk-Around 3:30 p.m.), www.durangowine.com.

Docents tour of “Textiles Today,” 3 p.m., free, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

TBA, 5 p.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., 422-8008, www.balconybarandgrill.com.

Black Velvet (duo), 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.

Bella Dance Inaugural Showcase, 6 p.m., $12, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

JP Duo, jazz/classical, 6:30 p.m., Jean-Pierre Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave., 247-7700.

“As You Like It (The Pop Musical),” 7 p.m., $15, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 749-8585.

Douglas Owens (oboe/bassoon), St. Mark’s Recital Series, 7 p.m., $15/$5, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave.,(800) 838-3006, www.3rdAveArts.org.

Mike Testa, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7260.

“Textiles Today: Redefining the Medium” lecture by Wendy Huhn, 7:30 p.m., free, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606.

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

Kirk James Blues Band, 8 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 U.S. Highway 160, Gem Village, 884-9155.

Rob Webster, 8:30 p.m., Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., 247-5440, www.derailedsaloon.com.

DJ CK, 9 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., 382-8554.

Fool’s Gold,9 p.m., 49 Lounge/Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Colorado Highway 172, Ignacio, 563-7777, www.skyutecasino.com.

Ongoing

“Textiles Today: Redefining the Medium,” through June 2, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“Re-Imagining the Book,” by Joy Campbell, through June, Art Library at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“Holy Men,” photography by Joey L, through June 7, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355, www.openshuttergallery.com.

Lost Dog Art Spectacle presents Tia Lorentzen, through May 15, Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

Barbara Rosner, photography, through May, Fifth Corner Photo Gallery, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 903-8267, www.thefifthcornerphotogallery.com.

“Win, Place, Show,” artwork of Nicole Finger, through May 15, Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., 247-1242, www.fingerpaintingart.com.

“Local Color,” photography of Kit Frost, online exhibit, through May, www.durangoarts.org.

Autumn Cameron, whimsical art, ongoing, The Tuning Fork, 25 W. Mill St., Bayfield, 259-1831.

Far Out

Turtle Island Quartet with Mike Marshall, May 9, $30/$40, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

Durango Gallery Walk, 11 participating galleries, May 11, free, 247-9018.

Ed Asner starring as FDR, May 16, $35/$9, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

R. Carlos Nakai, June 16, $35/$75, Mancos Opera House, 759-9716, www.tamigraham.com.

Michael Franti & Spearhead, Aug. 11, $40/$100, 759-9716, www.frontgatetickets.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.

Durango artist Kristen Smith will be the inaugural featured artist Thursday at the South-side Artisans Guild at the Raider Ridge Cafe. The East Eighth Avenue eatery will display a different local artist’s work each month. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Kristen Smith

Durango artist Kristen Smith will be the inaugural featured artist Thursday at the South-side Artisans Guild at the Raider Ridge Cafe. The East Eighth Avenue eatery will display a different local artist’s work each month.