A&E Happenings for Dec. 5-6

John Adams and his band will celebrate the music of a Colorado legend Saturday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. “The Tribute” is a musical homage to John Denver and Adams plays all of the late singer-songwriter’s biggest hits in the show. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Fort Lewis College

John Adams and his band will celebrate the music of a Colorado legend Saturday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. “The Tribute” is a musical homage to John Denver and Adams plays all of the late singer-songwriter’s biggest hits in the show.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

John Graves & Friends, jazz/standards, 5 p.m., Nello’s Bistro & Espresso Bar, 135 County Center Road, Pagosa Springs, 731-9899.

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

Terry Rickard, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7560.

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

Woodwind Ensembles, 7 p.m., free, Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7087.

Pub quiz, 8:30 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., 403-1200.

Thursday, Dec. 6

First Thursdays Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., downtown galleries, www.durangoarts.org.

Nancy Richmond, abstract photography, opening reception 5-7 p.m., ENO, 723 East Second Ave., 385-0105.

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

Robby Overfield, solo guitar, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.

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

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

Brass & String Ensembles, 7 p.m., free, Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College, 247-7087.

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

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

Sweetwater String Band, 9 p.m., The Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324, www.durangosummit.com.

Ongoing

Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market, through Dec. 24, 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 Wednesday, Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

“Exposure,” annual juried exhibit, through Thursday, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355, www.openshuttergallery.com.

Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition, through Dec. 8, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, 247-7167.

Nancy Richmond, abstract photography, through Jan. 13, ENO, 723 East Second Ave., 385-0105.

Southside Artisans Guild presents an exhibit of prints by Julian Musliuc, through December, Raider Ridge Cafe, 509 East Eighth Ave., 375-9727.

Durango Photography Club featuring Sonya Johnson, Yvonne Lashmett and MaryAnne Nelson, through Jan. 3, Rochester Hotel, 726 East 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

“A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16, $10-$14, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“The Nutcracker,” State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, Dec. 14-16, $29/$39, 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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