A&E Happenings for May 24

Lisa Blue and Ralph Dinosaur are two-thirds of the Lisa Blue Trio, which is rounded out by Glenn “Junior” Keefe. The trio will be joined by a rotating roster of special guests including Nina Sasaki, Lacey Black, Jack Talmadge, Hal Lott and Larry Carver for a summer concert series on Wednesday nights at the Rochester Hotel. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

Lisa Blue and Ralph Dinosaur are two-thirds of the Lisa Blue Trio, which is rounded out by Glenn “Junior” Keefe. The trio will be joined by a rotating roster of special guests including Nina Sasaki, Lacey Black, Jack Talmadge, Hal Lott and Larry Carver for a summer concert series on Wednesday nights at the Rochester Hotel.

Thursday, May 24

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

Animas River Days Benefit Party with Mike Madden and Terry Rickard, 5 p.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., 422-8008, www.balconybarandgrill.com.

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

Ashley Edwards & Caitlin Cannon, 7 p.m., Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., 247-5440, www.derailedsaloon.com.

Rob Webster, 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.

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

Animas River Days Benefit with DJ Kainos, 9:30 p.m., no cover, The Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324.

Friday, May 25

Betsy Williams (clay artist) and Mark Saxe (sculptor), opening reception 3-5 p.m., White Dragon Tea Room & Gallery, 820 Main Ave., 385-7300.

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

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

Jeff Solon Jazz Trio, 5 p.m., Animas River Cafe in the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio, 259-6580, www.jeffsolon.com.

Black Velvet (duo), 5 p.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., 259-8111.

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

Durango Chamber Music Festival,7 p.m., $18/$8, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave., (800) 838-3006, www.DurangoChamberMusic.com.

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

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

The Bus Tapes, 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.

Fenders II,9 p.m., 49 Lounge/Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Colorado Highway 172, Ignacio, 563-7777, www.skyutecasino.com.

Mountain Mayhem, 9 p.m., The Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324, www.durangosummit.com.

Saturday, May 26

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

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

Tim Sullivan, 6 p.m., Serious Texas BBQ South, 650 S. Camino del Rio, 259-9507.

Chad MacCluskey (guitar) and Jonathan Latta (bodhran), 7 p.m., Eno, 723 East Second Ave., 385-0105.

The Assortment, 7 p.m., Mancos State Park Amphitheatre, 42545 County Road N, Mancos, 903-8820.

Unknown Souljah, reggae, 8 p.m., Underground at the Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave., 403-1200, www.theirishembassypub.com.

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

Swamp Cabbage, 8 p.m., $5, Dolores River Brewery, 100 N. Fourth St., Dolores, 882-4677.

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

Fenders II,9 p.m., 49 Lounge/Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Colorado Highway 172, Ignacio, 563-7777, www.skyutecasino.com.

DJs Michael Dark and Ralphsta, 9 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave., 259-9018.

Champagne with Friends, 9:30 p.m., The Summit, 600 Main Ave., www.durangosummit.com.

Sunday, May 27

Irish music jam session, 12:30 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., 403-1200, www.theirishembassypub.com.

Pete Neds and Yvonne Varis, 1 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.

The Assortment, 1-3 p.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., 259-8111.

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

Jazz Church (free-form jam) 6-9 p.m.; Musica del Mundo, 9 p.m., Moe’s, 937 Main Ave., 259-9018.

The Assortment, 6 p.m., Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., 247-1242.

Tim Sullivan, 6 p.m., Serious Texas BBQ South, 650 S. Camino del Rio, 259-9507.

The Miserabillies, 7 p.m., Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

Rusted Prairie, 7 p.m., (donation), Blue Spruce RV Park & Cabins, 1875 County Road 500, Vallecito, (888) 884-2641.

Terry Rickard,7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7260.

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

Blue Moon Ramblers, country, 7:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.

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

Ongoing

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

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

The Lost Dog Art Spectacle presents Jazz Morgan and Pat Senecal, through June 12, Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

“Art & Soul,” sculptor Janet Knocke and photographer Barbara Grist, through June 30, Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., 247-1242.

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

“Victory Camera,” pen-and-ink renderings by Dan Groth, through July 14, Sideshow Emporium & Gallery, 411 Central, Dolores, 739-4646.

The Art of Bradley Kachnowicz, through July, Eno, 723 East Second Ave., 385-0105.

Howard Rachlin, photography, through May, Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., 259-2059.

Far Out

Durango Blues Train,June 2, $95, www.durangobluestrain.com, (877) 872-4607.

Josh Abbott Band with DJ Marble and Rockslide, June 2, $20-$40, Echo Basin Ranch, www.echobasin.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.