A&E Happenings for Aug. 1

Courtesy of Toh-Atin Gallery

For this month’s First Thursday Art Walk, Toh-Atin Gallery will debut “Native Legends,” a collection of Native American paintings amassed by the gallery over several decades from personal collections throughout the Southwest. In addition to works by Jimmy Abeita (shown), “Native Legends” includes paintings by Harrison Begay, Jimmy Toddy Sr., James King, Robert Chee, Johnny Sacatero, Clifford Brycelea, Robert Becenti, Raymond Naja, Robert Draper and Marvin Toddy. The gallery is being rehung to display all of the paintings and every one will have a “Museum” explanation about the artist and the work. Toh-Atin will extend “Native Legends” through Friday. Other venues to visit for First Thursday: A Shared Blanket (104 E. Fifth St.); Azul (781 Main Ave.); Cocktails & Creations (858 Main Ave.); Diane West Jewelry & Art (934 A. Main Ave.); Downtown Welcome Center (802 Main Ave.); Durango Arts Center (802 East Second Ave.); Earthen Vessel Gallery (530 Main Ave.); ENO (723 East Second Ave.); Mariah Kaminsky Fine Art 863 1/2 Main Ave.); Pine River Valley Bank (1701 Main Ave.); Pongas 121 W. Eighth St.); Rochester Hotel & Bar (726 East Second Ave.); Sorrel Sky Gallery (828 Main Ave.); Studio & (1027 Main Ave.); Wildshots Gallery (738 Main Ave.). Visit www.durangoarts.org for a map of participating venues.

Thursday, Aug. 1

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

First Thursday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., downtown galleries and venues, www.durangoarts.org.

Book signing with Alison James, author of Piercing the Sky: A Journey of Awakening to Spirit, Self & Sacred Spaces, 5 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 247-1242, www.wrcdurango.org.

Southside Artisans Guild presents the art of Roxie Mitchell, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Raider Ridge Café, 509 East Eighth Ave., 375-9727.

Burger & a Band with Sugar Creek, 5-8 p.m., $20, James Ranch, 33800 U.S. Highway 550 North, 676-­‐1023, (email) harvestgrill@jamesranch.net.

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

The Assortment with Jazz Is, 5-7 p.m., free, Buckley Park (12th Street and Main Avenue), www.durangoconcerts.com.

Lisa Blue Trio, 5 p.m., Mountain Madness Brewing Co., 1644 County Road 203, 247-5236, www.mountainmadnessbrewing.com.

Gary B. Walker, jazz piano, 5 p.m., Cyprus Café, 725 East Second Ave., 385-6884.

TBA, 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.

Adam Swanson, ragtime piano, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 375-7150.

4 Corners Peggers Cribbage (all invited/all levels; 749-0080), 6 p.m., Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave, Durango, 259-0430.

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

Magic with Eli, 7 p.m., $15, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, 799-2281.

The Mostest, 7 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., 247-5440, www.derailedpourhouse.com.

Greg Ryder, 7 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., 375-7260.

“The Full Monty,” Thingamajig Theatre Co., 7 p.m., $22/$27, Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive, 731-7469, www.pagosacenter.org.

“They’re Playing Our Song,” Neil Simon musical, 7:30 p.m., $24/$22, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

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

Sky Pilot, The Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324, www.durangosummit.com.


“Dirty Deeds at the Depot,” Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville, 7:15 p.m. nightly (dark Mondays), $18-$30, 375-7160, www.henrystratertheatre.com.

The Lost Dog Art Spectacle presents the art of Brian Simmonds, through Aug. 6, Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 259-0430.

Southside Artisans Guild presents the multi-media art of Eric Way, through July, Raider Ridge Café, 509 East Eighth Ave., 375-9727.

Mythical Creatures: An Exploration of Imaginary Beasts by Erin Camarca, through Aug. 3, Pine River Valley Bank, 1701 Main Ave., 385-9583.

“In the Open Air: Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners,” through Aug. 17, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“Bird Talk Too,” paintings by Susan Reed, through Aug. 5, Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., 385-1920.

“The Importance of Elsewhere,” new work and unexhibited images by Steve McCurry, through Aug. 22, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., 382-8355, www.openshuttergallery.com.

“Politics & Other Diversions: Satirical works on political and societal issues by Joan Iversen Goswell, through August, Art Library at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606, www.durangoarts.org.

“Woven to Wear: textiles from The Durango Collection, through May 2014, Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/index.shtml.

Far Out

Los Lonely Boys with Thom Chacon, Aug. 2, $31.50-$45, Community Concert Hall at FLC, 247-7657, www.durangoconcerts.com.

ZAP MAMA with Onye & The Messengers, Aug. 16, $35 ($75 VIP), Buckley Park, www.tamigraham.com/presents.


The calendar runs through Thursday. 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.

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