A&E Happenings for Nov. 15

Courtesy of ITVS

Rafea is a 30-year old Bedouin woman living in Jordan with four children and a husband who is eager to take a third wife. She and others from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Columbia and Guatemala are the subjects of “Solar Mamas,” which will be Wednesday’s free Independent Lens/Durango Community Cinema feature at the Durango Discovery Museum. With encouragement from the country’s Ministry of Environment, Rafea and other women leave their villages to go to the Barefoot College in India to train to become solar-energy engineers. But her personal journey is more complicated because of her husband’s resistance. Doors for the screening will open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments and the film begins at 6 p.m. Following the film at 7 p.m., a forum on alternative energy and global women’s issues will be held with representatives from the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center. For more information, call 259-9234 or visit www.facebook.com/durangocommunitycinema.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Club Ballet Folklorico de El Centro Dinner & a Show, 5-8 p.m., $10/$5, Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom, 247-7654 or e-mail: elcentro_st1@fortlewis.edu.

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

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

Rob Webster, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7560.

“Further: The Journey is the Reward,” Jeremy Jones snowboard movie, two shows; 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., $12, Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, 385-1711, www.abbeytheatre.com.

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

“Natural Products as Inspirations for Drugs: From Aspirin to Zocor” by Kenny Miller, Life-Long Learning Series, 7:30 p.m., 130 Noble Hall at FLC, 247-7401, www.fortlewis.edu/professionalassociates.

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

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

Ongoing

“About Light,” works by Cynthia DeBolt, Ann Friedman and Caroline Reeves Johnson, through Nov. 17, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“Portraits of Men,” works by Elizabeth Kinahan, through December, Art Library at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

The Lost Dog Art Spectacle featuring Tess Corrinne Jordan, through Dec. 5, Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

“Exposure,” annual juried exhibit, through Dec. 6; also “Light, Speak: A Conversation with Cameras” by Minna Jain and Brett Massé, through Nov. 29, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355, www.openshuttergallery.com.

“Political Humor: Contemporary Artists Take on 21st Century Politics,” through Wednesday, FLC Art Gallery, 247-7167.

Paintings by Brenda Grajeda, through November, ENO, 723 East Second Ave., 385-0105.

Southside Artisans Guild presents the art of Scott Dye, through Nov. 29, Raider Ridge Cafe, 509 East Eighth Ave., 375-9727.

“Circe Du Soleil,” acrylic and mixed-media works by Melanie Kirkpatrick, through Thursday, Rochester Hotel, 726 Est Second Ave., 385-1920.

“The Art of it All,” all media national juried exhibition, through December, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, 333 Bastille Drive, Pagosa Springs, 731-2766, www.shyrabbit.com.

Far Out

John Denver: The Tribute by the John Adams Band, Dec. 1, $18/$27, Community Concert hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.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.

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