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Best bets in and around Durango

Colorado historian, author and researcher Fred Blackburn stands outside the West Ruin at Aztec Ruins National Monument in 2019. (Courtesy)

An in-person talk by historian Fred Blackburn will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave.

Blackburn will discuss his survey of historic inscriptions at the Aztec Ruins. He and his team have been documenting the historic inscriptions and researching the stories of those who made them.

There is no charge for the program.

For more information, visit animasmuseum.org.

Friday, Aug. 25-Saturday, Aug. 26

San Juan Brewfest, Friday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 1-5 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. $50 general/$85 VIP. Tickets and details: sanjuanbrewfest.com.

Friday, Aug. 25

Adam Swanson, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Dustin Burley, 5:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Reeder & Spencer, 6 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

Merely Players: “A Slow Crawl Towards Heaven,” 7 p.m., Merely Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive. Tickets $25. Details: merelyplayers.org.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Pete Giuliani, 8 a.m., Durango Farmers Market, 259 W. Ninth St.

FLC Women’s Soccer vs. FLC Alumni, 1 p.m., Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive.

FLC Men’s Soccer vs. FLC Alumni, 3 p.m., Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive.

Colorado State University Extension Pollination Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Summer Art Series Featuring Rod Gantt & Cindy Shelton, 1 p.m., Fox Fire Farms, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio. Details @visitignacio on Facebook.

Aztec Ruins Talk, 1 p.m., Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Details: animasmuseum.org.

Adam Swanson, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Ben Gibson, 5:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Smelter Mountain Boys, 6 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

Merely Players: “A Slow Crawl Towards Heaven,” 7 p.m., Merely Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive. Tickets $25. Details: merelyplayers.org.

Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Tickets $15-$25. Details: durangoarts.org.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Beaded Beauties: A Fringe Bead Earring Workshop, 1 p.m., Durango Sustainable Goods, 1259 Main Ave. Tickets $65. Details: claire.attkisson@icloud.com.

Songwriter Development Session, 1-4 p.m., Jimmy's Music & Supply, 1239 Main Ave. Tickets $35. Tickets and details: durangoconcerts.com.

Merely Players: “A Slow Crawl Towards Heaven,” 2 p.m., Merely Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive. Tickets $25. Details: merelyplayers.org.

Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical,” 2 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Tickets $15-$25. Details: durangoarts.org.

Blue Moon Ramblers, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Devin Scott, 5:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.