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Durango Youth Theatre will stage a double feature, “Could You Hug a Cactus?” and “Honk!” this weekend at the Durango Arts Center. (Courtesy of Durango Arts Center)

Durango Youth Theatre presents its double feature, “Could You Hug a Cactus?” and “Honk!” today through Sunday at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.

“Could You Hug a Cactus?” is the story of a group of kids who share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help him shed the self-doubt and ignite a creative spark?

in “Honk!,” Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15, $10 for children younger than 6, and are available online at https://bit.ly/3JtWQQw.

Friday, Aug. 5

La Plata County Board of Equalization, Board of County Commissioners, 10 a.m., 1101 East Second Ave.

Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners Juried Exhibit and Sale, opening reception, 5 p.m., Create Arts & Tea, 2026 Main Ave.

National Parks Art Show Opening – New paintings by Cindy Coleman, 5 p.m., Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., 920 Main Ave.

Saturday, Aug. 6

World Breastfeeding Week Booth, 8 a.m.-noon, Durango Farmers Market, 259 W. Ninth St.

Homebuyer Education Class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield. $15.

Arts and Crafts Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. All items are hand/homemade by local vendors. Cigar box guitar and banjos, pottery, macrame, lawn decorations and more.

VFW Post 4031 hosts Comedy Night featuring Jody Fuller and supported by Durango comics from Comic Uprising, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.), VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave. $20.

Rob Webster, 6-9 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Rockin’ on the River Summer Music Series, 4-7 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. www.powsci.org.

Sundays at The Office – with Devin Scott, 6:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.