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Durango Events Calendar

Paul Galido warms up before competing in the stand-up surf competition in 2022 during Animas River Days at the Durango Whitewater Park on the Animas River. This year’s festival will be held this weekend. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Wednesday, May 29

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Mountain Biking, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a mountain biking volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

The Sadies, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $25/$30. Tickets and details: https://tinyurl.com/3abjpayk. 21 and older.

Thursday, May 30

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Rafting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a rafting volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

The Pete Giuliani Band, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

Animas River Days Kickoff Party, 5-8 p.m., 2nd Deli & Spirits, 601 East Second Ave., Suite D. Free. Details: https://tinyurl.com/yrcswk9u.

GED Graduation Ceremony, 6-7 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Details: Email info@durangoadulted.org or visit https://durangoadulted.org/.

Jeff Solon Jazz, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Friday, May 31

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Rafting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a rafting volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP or details: 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Southwest Colorado Cancer Survivor Celebration, 4-8 p.m., Three Springs Pavilion, 151 Heritage Lane. Free. Cancer survivor celebration in honor and support of cancer survivors, families, caregivers and health care professionals. Details: https://tinyurl.com/yakdea85.

The Pete Giuliani Band, 6 p.m., The Weminuche Woodfire Grill, 18044 County Road 501.

May Birthdays Party, 7-10 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth. If it's your birthday month, get a free cupcake, birthday hat and $2 off drinks. Details: thesubterraindurango.com.

Saturday, June 1

Animas River Days, all day, Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. Free. Details: www.animasriverdays.com.

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga, 9 a.m., 4 Corners Yoga Studio in the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave., Room 32 (on the third floor). $20 prepaid, $25 at the door. Details: Visit www.k-lea.com or call (303) 819-9076.

Help out at the Hive, noon, 1150 Main Ave. Help deconstruct the skatepark in order to move out. Details: ryan@verdepr.com.

Trout-a-palooza, Trout Unlimited Fundraiser, 1-9 p.m. Pine Song (1-4 p.m.), Pinesong, 12758 County Road 501, Bayfield; Hillcrest Golf Course (6-8 p.m.), 2300 Rim Drive, Durango. $20-$75 (ticket prices vary – check ticket link). Details: https://tinyurl.com/4pph8je6.

Fill Your Plate, 4-7 p.m., Fox Fire Farms, 5513 County Road 321. Ignacio. $10-$35. Dancing Spirit’s Fill Your Plate Fundraiser. Dinner, live music and silent auction. Details: https://tinyurl.com/38mdxfn9.

Pete Giuliani, 5:30 p.m., Public House 701, 701 East Second Ave.

Sunday, June 2

Animas River Days, all day, Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. Free. Details: www.animasriverdays.com.

Frybread Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Durango Flea Market, 2500 Main Ave.

Durango Choral Society Concert, 2 p.m., St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. $20/Students $5/Children under 12 free. Durango Women’s Choir and Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble are “together again” singing uplifting music. Tickets and details: www.durangochoralsociety.org.

Monday, June 3

Chess Club, 6:30-9 p.m., Guild House Games, 835 Main Ave., Suite 203-204. Free to play. Boards and pieces supplied. Details: https://tinyurl.com/5hnz72ht.

Tuesday, June 4

MOMOrango Cyclists Discount, 4-8 p.m., Sherpa Momo Ghar food truck, 3062 Main Ave., behind Union Social House. Ride over your bike to us and get 20% discount on all MOMO (House made authentic Himalayan dumplings).

Rotary Club of Durango meeting, 6-7 p.m., Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Free. Learn about Lewis & Clark from retired teacher and historian Mike Gallaher. Visitors welcome. Contact Mtnman16@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 5-Sunday, June 9

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Wednesday, June 5

Great Garden Series, 4:30-6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. A deep dive into native grasses and wildflowers presented by Robby Henes, owner, Southwest Seed. Details: Visit DurangoBotanicGardens.org/Events or call 880-4841.

Thursday, June 6

The Black Velvet Trio, 5-7 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

Jeff Solon Jazz, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

Artist Reception, 6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. Art for Veterans/Paint Like Steve Ross! students will showcase their landscape oil paintings.

Friday, June 7

Golden Graduate Weekend, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Lewis College 1000 Rim Drive. $50. Alumni who graduated 50-plus years ago are invited to spend two days doing various activities. Details: https://tinyurl.com/2kc5eecm.

Nameless Narratives: Durango, 5-7 p.m., Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave., Suite 20B. By donation only. An art exhibit dedicated to uplift local BIPOC artists and their communities. Details: Call 571-2415, email caleb@legacyunbound.org or visit www.legacyunbound.org.

Art Opening: Art on the Spectrum featuring John Truitt, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Stillwater Music, 1316 Main Ave. Free. Details: https://tinyurl.com/yckam426.

Summer of Love, 5:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center, Pine Room, 2500 Main Ave. Free. In person or online, explore the “Guide to a Bodhisattva’s way of life.” Details: Call 764-5977, visit https://en.asianclassicsinstitute.org/shop/160 or email alixbrowland@gmail.com.

SJBAS and FLC Center of Southwest Studies presents Anna Sofaer’s third Solstice Project film, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Free. A Solstice Project film about Chaco Canyon archaeoastronomy, “Written on the Landscape.” Details: email chambrke@aol.com, call 903-3929 or visit sjbas.org.

Comedy Night with Matt “Wolfie” Wohlfarth, doors open at 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth Street. $15. A 90-minute avalanche of comedy that gives audiences a vacation from the monotony of aging. Advance tickets: thesubterraindurango.com.

Saturday, June 8

Summer of Love, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center, Pine Room, 2500 Main Ave. Free. In person or online, explore a “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s way of life.” Details: Call 764-5977, visit https://en.asianclassicsinstitute.org/shop/160 or email alixbrowland@gmail.com.

Homebuyer Education Class in Durango, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. $15 workbook fee. Topics include: budget, credit, insurance, lending, down payment assistance programs, real estate, inspection and home maintenance. Details: https://tinyurl.com/3jd32naj.

Swap Meet, 10 a.m., Durango Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio. Free. Details: https://forms.gle/xjRjEUJHHfyvkmGG8.

Front Lines to Home Front – La Plata County and World War II, 1 p.m., Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Second part of the two-part webinar focusing on the Home Front. Also on Zoom or you can watch the presentation on the big screen in the Animas Museum classroom. There is no charge for the event, which will be recorded. Register for Zoom at animasmuseum.org/events.html.

“The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: The Trials and Tribulations of an ‘Indiana Jones’ of Global Plant Hunting,” 1:30-3 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free for DBG members, $20 for nonmembers. Bill McNamara will share stories from his 31 years of plant hunting throughout the world. Register at DurangoBotanicGardens.org/Events.

Nina Sasaki & Dan Carlson, 2-5 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., on the patio.

Augustus and Community Pancake, doors open at 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth Street. $15. Get goofy and rock out with us. Augustus from Boulder, and upcoming local Community Pancake. Details: thesubterraindurango.com.

Sunday, June 9

The 10th Annual Durango Cowboy Gathering Barn Dance, Picnic and Silent Auction Fundraiser with Tim Sullivan Band, 5-8 p.m., River Bend Ranch, 27846 U.S. Highway 550. $20 online through June 2, after, $25 online and at the door. Proceeds benefit Gathering and its youth programs. Tickets and details: www.durangocowboygathering.org.

Monday, June 10

Camp Creative, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center @ The ELHI, 115 Ute St., Ignacio. $165. Weeklong kids art camp for ages 5-12. Scholarships available. Details: Call 563-4600 or register online at www.dscac.org or email assistant.dancingspiritgallery@gmail.com.

Chess Club, 6:30-9 p.m., Guild House Games, 835 Main Ave., Suite 203-204. Free to play. Boards and pieces supplied. Details: https://tinyurl.com/5hnz72ht.

Tuesday, June 11-Sunday, June 16

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, June 11

The Black Velvet duo, with Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place, 725 East Second Ave.

Friday, June 14

Photography by the Animas River, 8 a.m., 2901 East Third St. $65. A two-hour mini session in photography with a maximum of up to six participants. Details: https://www.shandaakin.com/photo-education.

Saturday, June 15

Photography in the Botanic Garden, 9 a.m., 1903 East Third Ave. $65. A two-hour mini session in photography with a maximum of up to six participants. Details: https://www.shandaakin.com/photo-education.

Purgatory Summer Opening Day Chili Cook-off, noon-3 p.m., Purgatory Resort, #1 Skier Place. Adults $20/children $10. Details: https://tinyurl.com/2s36awzj.

Local Talent Show, doors open at 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth Street. $10. Free to participate, prizes. Register with name and talent or questions to dgosubterrain@gmail.com.

Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21

Durango Safetytown, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Columba School, 1801 East Third Ave. Free. Runs through June 17-21 for kindergarten-bound children through third grade-bound children. Registration forms available at the Durango Police Department, 990 East Second Ave. Details: Call 759-9163.

Family Game Night, 7-10 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth Street. Everyone is welcome, play games or not! We'll have games, root beer floats, wine and popcorn.

Tuesday, June 18-Sunday, June 23

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, June 18

Nina Sasaki & Dan Carlson, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

Wednesday, June 19

“How to Design a Cohesive Balance Between a Fire Adapted and Livable Landscape,” A Great Garden Series Event, 4:30-6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. Learn how to maximize wildfire risk reduction and maintain a beautiful landscape. Details: Visit Durangobotanicgardens.org/Events, email durangobotanic@gmail.com or call 799-4817.

Friday, June 21

Bike Night, 4 p.m., Durango Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio. Free. Food, drinks, biker games, loudest pipe/people's choice competitions for $100 store credit at store. Details: https://tinyurl.com/5yxvr632.

Saturday, June 22

Annual Gardens on Tour, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Durango Botanic Gardens, 1900 East Third Ave. $35 for DBG members and $45 for nonmembers. Visit eight private gardens, the Gardens at the Hot Springs and the Durango Botanic Gardens. Tickets and details: Visit https://www.GardensOnTour.org, email durangobotanic@gmail.com or call 880-4841.

Craft Fair & Meet the Trucks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ELHI Community Center, 115 Ute St., Ignacio. Booths $20, attendance free. Details: Call 563-4100 or register online at https://forms.gle/QJ9D4JkvAmBtX2Sh7.

Revolution Enduro, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Purgatory Resort #1 Skier Place. Free to watch. Details: https://tinyurl.com/44c4ztbm.

Sunday, June 23

Revolution Enduro, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Purgatory Resort #1 Skier Place. Free to watch. Details: https://tinyurl.com/44c4ztbm.

Tuesday, June 25-Sunday, July 21

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Wednesday, June 26

Rock show for The Hive, doors open at 6 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth Street. $15. Classic rock performed by students from the School of Rock, proceeds to benefit The Hive. Advance tickets: thesubterraindurango.com.

Thursday, June 27

Jeff Solon Jazz, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

GA-20, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $30/$35. Tickets and details: https://tinyurl.com/4jun7v45. 21 and older.

Friday, June 28

Mountain Archery Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Purgatory Resort #1 Skier Place. Free to spectate. Details: https://tinyurl.com/45ctz65j.

Thursday, July 4

4th of July River Parade, 8 a.m., Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, 50 Animas View Drive. Half Day Raft trips start at $79. Details: Call 247-4789, email info@mild2wildrafting.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/yc5mwjhu.

Saturday, July 20

Christmas in July, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds & Events Center, 2500 Main Ave. $5. Details: Email info@bci-events.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/39stvmdx.

Tuesday, July 23-Sunday, July 28

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, July 30-Sunday, Aug. 11

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 13-Sunday, Aug. 18

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Saturday, Aug. 17

The Fast and The Curious 5K/10K Fun Run, 8:30 a.m., Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. $35 for the 5k, $45 for the 10k. Fundraiser benefits the Durango Adult Education Center. Details and registration: durangoadulted.org/fun-run-event/. Registration deadline is Aug. 7.

Tuesday, Aug. 20-Saturday, Aug. 24

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Monday, Aug. 26

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Thursday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 15

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Thursday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 22

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 24-Wednesday, Sept. 25

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Friday, Sept. 27-Saturday, Sept. 28

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

To submit an event

Submit your calendar event to http://tinyurl.com/n5fdkrjf at least a week in advance.