Durango Calendar of Events – The Durango Herald

The Durango Wine Experience will be held this weekend at various locations in downtown Durango. (Durango Herald file)

Highlight of the week

With the climate warming and events picking up, it’s time to rejoice in this year’s Durango Wine Experience, to be held this weekend in downtown Durango. Friday will feature the Walkabout Durango Tasting from 4-7 p.m. at various locations. The big tasting will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave. For tickets and details, visit durangowine.com.

Wednesday April 27

Historic Preservation Board Meeting, 4:30 p.m., www.durangogov.zoom.us.

The art of painting for children, 5-6:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. For children 8 years and older. Tickets: www.durangoarts.org.

Bear And Mountain Lion Safety, 5-6:30 p.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Hosted by the Durango Fire and Rescue Department. To register, contact [email protected]

Apples: Marketing and Chill, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Esoterra, 934 Main Ave. https://bit.ly/37ETiwp.

Thursday April 28

Durango School District School Board Coffee Chat, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Common Grounds Cafe, 1900 East Third Ave.

Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing Seminar, 5 p.m., Animas Chocolate Co., 920 Main Ave. For $50, try four bean combinations from Animas Chocolate Co. with Laws Whiskey House.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop, 5:30-7 p.m., Studio 10 Collective, 1309 East Third Ave., $25. Intended for second and third trimester women and their partners. To register, email [email protected]

La Plata County Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m., 1101 East Second Ave.

Sparkling showcase, 6 p.m., Animas City Theater, 128 E. College Drive. A journey of six flights of bubbles accompanied by small bites. 21 and over. $69.25. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3MbN3i0.

Mud-Madness, 6-7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and the different methods of creating shapes and forms in clay. For college/high school students. Details: durangoarts.org.

spaghetti western, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Lavalanche, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

From Friday to Sunday April 29 to May 1

Theater for young people: “SchoolHouse Rock”, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. For tickets, visit www.durangoarts.org.

friday april 29

Southwest Colorado Collaborative Careers Symposium in Education, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sky Ute Casino, 14324 Colorado Highway 172. Open to students seeking summer employment or internships.

Red Cross Office Open House, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 700 Main Ave.

Durango Wine Experience: Walking Tasting, 4-7 p.m., downtown Durango. Hundreds of wines featured with light appetizers at multiple locations in downtown Durango. For tickets and more information, visit https://durangowine.com/tickets/.

Larry Carver and Jack Ellis 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Foundry Mountain Boys, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

3rd Avenue Art presents The Inouye Sisters: Six-Handed Piano, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. $20 for adults, $5 for students 12 and older. https://3rdavearts.org/.

The Durango Choral Society presents “An American Journey: Songs of Our Land”, 7 p.m., Summit Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, $5-$20. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/37QnWmi.

Saturday April 30

Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3LdliWa.

Southwest Cycle Vintage Swap and Shop, 9am-9pm, Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio. Antique car and motorcycle show.

Chat with Parkinson’s Pro Educational, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Summit Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Join the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies and learn about SCP, speech and swallowing. For more information, contact (303) 830-1839 or [email protected]

He lived in the West as we read, 1 p.m., Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Danny Pierce will share his grandfather’s story. Thomas Guthrie Pierce made his way west to Durango, where he started and managed the Durango Brick Yard.

Durango Wine Experience: The Great Tasting, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Smiley Building Lawn, 1309 East Third Ave. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3v946vx.

Chills, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Stephanie and Paolo, 7:30 p.m., Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive. $27 to $30. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3rP1YHn.

Saturday-Sunday, April 30-May 1

Home and Ranch Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2700 Main Ave.

Sunday May 1

Andrew Schuhman, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

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

Monday, May 2

Publication celebration for PICTURES magazine, 5 p.m., Busby Amphitheater, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. PICTURES publishes written, photographic and artistic contributions from a diverse group of students.

Tuesday, May 3

Prostate Cancer Discussion Forum, 6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. For more information, call 247-9743 or email [email protected]

Wednesday May 4

100 women who care about La Plata, 5:45 p.m., Zia’s North, 2977 Main Ave. www.100womenwhocarelaplata.com.

Thursday May 5

dream machine7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Friday, May 6

Maggie Bernet1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Six dollar string band, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Pop-up show by Brice Beaird, 7:30 p.m., Smiley Cafe, 1309 East Third Ave. $20, available at durangoconcerts.com.


Thursday April 28

Durango High School Girls Lacrosse vs. Montrose, 4 p.m. DHS.

friday april 29

Durango High School Boys Baseball vs. Montrose, 4 p.m. DHS.

Durango High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Grand Junction, 4 p.m. DHS.

Saturday April 30

Bayfield Boys Baseball vs. Centauri, 11 a.m. Bayfield High School.

Durango High School Boys Baseball vs. Montrose, 12:30 p.m. DHS.

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