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Halloween’s a time for going out: Here’s what’s going on in and around Durango

With Halloween falling on Tuesday this year, there’s plenty of celebrating to be had starting tonight and going through the big night.

We did a little hunting around and have come up with plenty of things for you – and your kiddos – to do. While not an exhaustive list, this should give you a pretty good start.

Today (Friday)

Altared Memories: Celebrating Life Through Offered Memories Annual day of the Dead exhibit, opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 5. Studio & Gallery, 1027 Main Ave.

Cannondolls Halloween Show, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House, 6 p.m., Durango Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. It’s time for the second annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House! Kids on Saturday are $2 and all adults are $7. All proceeds stay in the community to help fund scholarships, veterans, disabled and youth programs.

The Rocky Horror Show, 7 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Price: $18-$25. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2zGvtgN.

The Rocky Horror Show, 10 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre 699 Main Ave. Price: $18-$25. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2zGvtgN.

Saturday

Three Springs 2017 Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Three Springs Plaza,175 Mercado St. Family-friendly fun and activities, including festival games, trick-or-treating, live music from Dave Mensch and more. Price: donation-based activities.

A Vaper’s Halloween, 11 a.m., VAPE Durango, 1019 Main Ave. Costume contest with prizes.

FRANK N Stein Fundraiser, 1-6 p.m., Mill Street in front of the Bottom Shelf Brewery, Bayfield. Free (face-painting will be available for a small fee). The Be Frank Foundation invites the public to its fifth annual Frank N’ Stein Fundraiser. The event will feature live music, games, costume contests, prizes, food and more.

Sunnyside Elementary Halloween Carnival, 2 p.m., Sunnyside Elementary School, 75 County Road 218. SIPTA is hosting a daytime carnival (2-5 p.m.) that features a haunted house, trunk-or-treat (4-5 p.m.), games and project-making activities and class basket raffle. Weasleskinners 4-H is providing food. Tickets are sold at the door.

Trunk or Treat and Carnival Fall Festival at FUMC, 3-5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Trunk-or-treating in the parking lot and carnival booths inside. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate while supplies last. Be sure to bring your camera! Price: free.

Slowdraw – Balcony Anniversary Party, 4:30 p.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave. Join us at the Balcony Bar & Grill – Backstage as we celebrate our anniversary and get Halloween week underway! We appreciate your local support and would like to treat you to a day full of live music, food and drink specials.

Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House, noon and 6 p.m., Durango Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. It’s time for the second annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House. Special “kid friendly” version from noon to 3 p.m. Kids on Saturday are $2, and all adults are $7. All proceeds stay in the community to help fund scholarships, veterans, disabled and youth programs.

The Rocky Horror Show, 7 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Price: $18-$25. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2zGvtgN.

Halloween Spirit Drum and Dance Party, 7 p.m., Groove U, 26369 Highway 160. Ticket information: www.durangodrums.org.

Jarabe Mexicano – Dios De Los Muertes, 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Price: $15-$22, available at http://bit.ly/2zRZBH6. The dance floor will be open.

Haunted House, 8 p.m., $2, Southern Ute Multipurpose, 256 Ute Road, Ignacio.

Wake Up Laughing, at Halloween! 8 p.m., $5 cover, Dolores River Brewery, 100 Fourth St., Dolores.

Halloween Dance, 8:30 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. In The Underground, music by n00nz, costume contest with cash prizes. Hosted by the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity and Durango Pride Festival.

Halloween Party/Dance, 9 p.m., Cerda 7 Cantina y Comida, 639 Main Ave. $2 draft and well shots, DJ and dancing, cash prizes for best costumes and no cover.

The Rocky Horror Show, 10 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Price: $18-$25. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2zGvtgN.

Sunday

Halloween Spooktacular, 4 p.m., Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Rd., Cortez. Games, food, costumes optional. Food and game tickets are 25 cents each.

The Rocky Horror Show, 8 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Price: $18-$25. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2zGvtgN.

Monday

Halloween Spooktacular! Full-day workshop for kids ages 6-12, Seed Studio, 1309 East Second Ave. $80, scholarships available. Limited space: first come, first served.

Halloween Coloring Contest, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, 680 Main Ave. Come by for a copy of a coloring sheet or print one of the images provided. Bring it in by Oct. 30 to enter to win a Halloween basket.

Halloween, 4 p.m., MakerLab at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1295 Camino del Rio. Bring the whole family for a night of crafty, spooky and scientific projects (pumpkin-carving, electronic projects, glow-in-the-dark slime). Visit www.themakerlab.org for more details or call 259-9234. Price: $5-$10 per person, per activity.

Liver Down the River and Elder Grown: Night One, 7:30 p.m. (doors), 8:30 p.m. (show), $15-$40, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, http://bit.ly/2gDMuRh.

Tuesday

Durango Police department Halloween Trick-or-Treating Spooktacular, 3-6 p.m., Durango Police Department, 990 East Second Ave. Bring your lil’ goblins to the Durango Police Department for free candy, sticker badges and fun! From 3 p.m. until we run out of candy.

Children’s Halloween in Downtown Durango, 4 p.m. Come to Downtown Durango for Children’s Halloween, with trick-or-treating at up to 100 stores! This is for children 10 and younger, in costume, accompanied by an adult. Price: free.

Durango Halloween Bike Parade, 4-5 p.m., Buckley Park. Join Durango Critical Mass for a special costumed Halloween bike ride! Other wheeled transportation devices (roller blades, skate boards, etc.) are welcome. Costumes are encouraged.

Trick-Or-Treat, 5 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road, Cortez (on the north side of the Mildred Road campus). Wear your costume and stop by to say hello! Don’t forget, we’re under construction, so enter the property from Hospital Drive or Cottonwood Drive.

Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House, 6 p.m., Durango Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. It’s time for the second annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House! All proceeds stay in the community to help fund scholarships, veterans, disabled and youth programs.

Halloween party at WildEdge Brewing with Last Nickel, 6-9 p.m., 111 N. Market St., Cortez. Food, beer, music, fun! Come out dressed to impress! Prizes for top three costumes. Halloween Bash with Last Nickel. $5 cover.

Haunted House, 7 p.m., $2, Southern Ute Multi Purpose, 256 Ute Road, Ignacio.

Halloween Cemetery Tour, 7-9 p.m. $50. Ticket information: www.ghostwalkdurango.com.

Elder Grown and Liver Down the River: Night Two, 7:30 p.m. (doors), 8:30 p.m. (show), $15-$40, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, http://bit.ly/2gHIEuc.

Full Moon Ghost Crawl: Haunted Durango Train Museum Experience, 8:30 p.m., Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave. Join Durango Train Museum Curator Jeff Ellingson as he leads you on a fascinating walking tour of the railroad property and shares stories of unexplained phenomena that have occurred over the 136 years the train has been in operation. For mature audiences 18 and older. Price: $20. Visit http://bit.ly/2zSgVvo.

Halloween Party, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave. Costume contest: first prize, $100 gift card; second: dinner for two; third: beer pitcher. Free Zombie cocktail for anyone wearing a costume from 10-11 p.m.

Durango Halloween Zombie/Monster March 2017, 11:59 p.m.-2 a.m. Converge at midnight at College (Sixth Street) and Main Avenue in Durango. March north up Main to 12th Street and back. Zombies, monsters, ghouls, fairies and other assorted Halloween creatures return to the streets of downtown Durango during the Witching Hour of All Hallows Eve (Midnight, Halloween) to reclaim the streets from the magic-less world. All Halloween creatures are welcome. Zombie after-parties and monster ragers to be announced by word of mouth during the march, so plan your own after-party and get wild!

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