A&E Happenings for May 30

Ten unique needlepoint pieces created by Jim DiSanto will hang on the brick walls of Maria’s Bookshop through May. The artwork depicts Mayan and Aztec historical and religious imagery. With more than 36,000 stitches, each piece takes DiSanto about four months to complete.
“I first got interested in doing needlepoint in the mid 1970s,” DiSanto writes of his craft. “I had spent seven years working on a law degree and ... I studied from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. after the children had gone to bed...I had to find some recreation to occupy my evening time. I became aware that Roosevelt Greer for the then Los Angeles Rams did needle point, and I decided that that recreation was much better than watching TV.” Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Ten unique needlepoint pieces created by Jim DiSanto will hang on the brick walls of Maria’s Bookshop through May. The artwork depicts Mayan and Aztec historical and religious imagery. With more than 36,000 stitches, each piece takes DiSanto about four months to complete. “I first got interested in doing needlepoint in the mid 1970s,” DiSanto writes of his craft. “I had spent seven years working on a law degree and ... I studied from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. after the children had gone to bed...I had to find some recreation to occupy my evening time. I became aware that Roosevelt Greer for the then Los Angeles Rams did needle point, and I decided that that recreation was much better than watching TV.”

Thursday, May 30

Early Bird Karaoke, 3-7 p.m.; also 8 p.m.-close, 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 East Eighth Ave., 259-8801.

Kirk James Blues Band, 4:30 p.m., Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., 385-1920.

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

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

Trivia Night, 5:30 p.m., Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio, 259-9234, www.durangodiscovery.org.

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

Open mic with Patrick and Anton, 6-9 p.m., Desperados Bar & Grill, 351 S. Camino del Rio, 385-5533.

Rob Webster, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7260.

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

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

Ongoing

“Of The Trade”: The Artists of Studio &, through June 17, Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., 385-1920.

“72 and Sunny,” art of Brenda Grajeda, through May, Pine River Valley Bank, 1701 Main Ave., 385-9583.

“Deluge,” abstract photography by Nancy Richmond, through June 29, Olio, 114 West Grand Ave., Mancos, 533-1381.

Howard Rachlin and Christy Hicks, Durango Photography Club, through May, Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., 375-7877.

“America E Pluribus Unum” by Craig Semetko; also “Passages” by Charlene Geiss in the Red Room, through June 20, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355, www.openshuttergallery.com.

“Celebrating Ute Culture,” through June 15, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“Fancy This,” mixed-media paintings by Juanita Ainsley, through June 29, Art Library at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“Woven to Wear,” historic Navajo and Puebloan textiles, through May, FLC Center of Southwest Studies, 247-7456, http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu.

Far Out

Durango Blues Train, May 31 (June 1 SOLD OUT), (877) 872-4607, www.durangobluestrain.com.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, June 14, $20-$35, Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Highway 172, Ignacio, 563-7777, www.skyutecasino.com.

Los Lonely Boys with Thom Chacon, Aug. 2, $31.50-$45, 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 compiles the calendar. Email him at ted@durangoherald.com. Check www.durangoherald.com for updates to the calendar throughout the week.