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Durango events calendar

Judge Rod Willie talks to contestants competing in intermediate market showmanship last year during the La Plata County Fair. (Jerry McBride/Durango herald file)
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It’s that time of the summer: The La Plata County Fair starts today and runs through Sunday. And as with every year, the fair offers a large variety of events – the Demolition Derby, family dance, concert (featuring Asleep at the Wheel this year), carnival and, of course, displays and competitions for local 4-H participants. For more information and a schedule, visit laplatacountyfair.com.

Now through Sept. 3

The Mysto Really Big Magic Show, 7:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, $20-$30. animascitytheatre.com.

Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 10-14

La Plata County Fair, various times, La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Details and schedule: https://bit.ly/3p4MehF.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Jeff Solon Jazz, 5-7 p.m., Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave. $10 cover charge supports participating nonprofits.

ES&M Trivia, 6 p.m., Zia Taqueria, 2977 Main Ave.

Paint and Sip, 6:30 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave. $25 at door.

“Chacoan Roads: How Were They Used, and Why Does It Matter?,” 7 p.m., Lyceum at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. Presented by Robert Weiner and hosted by San Juan Basin Archaeological Society.

Thursday, Aug. 11

High Altitude Blues, 5 p.m., Weminuche Woodfired Grill, 18044 County Road 501.

Devin Scott Ukulele, 5 p.m. Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave.

College Planning for Juniors and Seniors Free Information Session, 6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Hannah O’Wilder, 6 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place, 725 East Second Ave.

The Badly Bent, 6 p.m., Three Springs, 65 Mercado St.

Friday, Aug. 12

Author in the Parklet: Ken Geharty, “The Making of an Adequate Fly Fisherman,” 4 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

Conversations on MS, questions answered by Dr. John Corboy, medical director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center, 5:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. or online. Free, but registration required. To register and for more information: https://bit.ly/3JkL36M.

Author in the Parklet: Constantine Dhonau “Collateral Intentions,” 5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

Black Velvet Trio, 6-9 p.m., Fox Fire Farms Winery, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio.

Kirk James, 6-9 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

Friday at the Fair Concert – Asleep at the Wheel, 6 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. $28-$48. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3bg2kSa.

Summer Worship Night, hosted by Summit Church Durango, 6:30 p.m., Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Monthly Member Meeting, 1 p.m., American Legion Trujillo-Sheets Post 28, 878 East Second Ave.

Books in the Parklet: “Reassuring Guidance: A Faith-Based Caregiving Resource” by Roy Cook, 4 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

Summer Arts Series at the First Presbyterian Church of Durango opening reception, 5 p.m., 1159 East Third Ave.

Books in the Parklet: “Silverton Stories” by Cynthia Chertos, 5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

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

Loki Moon and Pickle Train, Second Saturday Series @ The Indigo Room, 7 p.m., iAM MUSIC Institute, 1315 Main Ave., No. 207. $10. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3QeG4Ht.

Monday, Aug. 15

Monday Game Night, 6 p.m., The Hive, 1150 Main Ave.

Spanish Happy Hour, 6:30 p.m., Zia Taqueria, 2977 Main Ave.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

The Badly Bent, 5-7 p.m., Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave. $10 cover charge supports participating nonprofits.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Author in the Parklet: Paul Brenner “The Divide,” 4 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place, 725 East Second Ave.

Friday, Aug. 19

Back to School Pet Photos, hosted by Creature Comforts and La Plata County Humane Society, 4 p.m., Creature Comforts, 305 South Camino del Rio.

“That’s So Durango” opening reception, 5 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.

Author in the Parklet: Ken Helfer “The Saving of Verano,” 5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

Jack Ellis and Larry Carver, 6 p.m. Derailed Pourhouse, 725 Main Ave.

Cindy & Mary present a Night of Improv, 7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. $15. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3bIv5qV.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Author in the Parklet: Ann O’Brien “Everyone is Psychic,” 4 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

iAM Music Fest and Late Show, 5-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. Main show: Jerusafunk, J-Calvin, Connor Terrones and Secret Circus Society. Late show: Tyler Adams Trio.

Author in the Parklet: Ron Sherman “Logan Afire,” 5:30 p.m., Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.

Jack Ellis and Larry Carver, 6-9 p.m., Fur Trapper’s Steakhouse, 701 East Second Ave.