Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
knee-deep powder by day and rocking out to Outlaw
improvisation. Featuring some of the best sketches,
bands by night, it's a party in Pagosa!
songs, and improvisations from its 52 year history. Vilar
-Four States JR Rodeo, Sat, Feb 16, 8a-4p. Sun, Feb 17,
-Feb 12, Mardi Gras Celebration, Durango Mtn Resort
Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, www.vilarpac.
8a-4p. Montezuma County Fairgrounds, Cortez.
-Feb 17, Winter Photographers' Train, 7:30a-5:30p. Ride
org. 888.920.2787, Sat, February 2, 7:30p, $35
the historic Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad,
-Winter Mountain Games, February 7-10, professional
--Feb 1-3, Snowdown, Durango's annual Winter Cel-
and stop along the way at great places to take pictures.
and amateur athletes converge on the mountains and
ebration. A costume party, parade, follies, and annually
-Feb 23, Full Moon in the LaPlatas, Take the kids
villages of Vail. Presented by Eddie Bauer featuring
changing theme make this 4 day winter party the most
snowshoeing with the San Juan Mountains Association
competitions in five sports: climbing, snowshoeing,
wonderful time of the year. Throughout Durango, Jan
certified interpretive guide MK Thompson. Snowshoes
Nordic and telemark skiing and biking for more than
30 - Feb 3. For more information, visit Snowdown.org.
are available for kids under 120 pounds. No snow? No
$60,000 in prize money. Free concerts, films, an interac-
-Feb 1-2, Snowdown Follies, at two locations: Durango
problem. We will go exploring anyway. 970.759.9113.
tive expo area, and of course, dogs. www.mountain-
Arts Center 7:30p and 10p. Also at at Henry Strater
-3rd Annual Pagosa Paw Races, February 23-24, Dog
Theatre 7:30p and 10p. 970.259.2743.
sled races, canine skijoring races and canine-cross races
-50th Anniversary Film Showing, Feb 7 & 21, Witness
-Feb 3, Snowdown Pancake Breakfast, The LaPlata
organized by the Colorado Mountain Mushers.
the history of Vail and its founding in this film by
County Search and Rescue Annual Fundraiser. Silent
-Feb 26, The Intergalactic Nemesis, 7p, Durango Arts
Roger Cotton Brown, Vail's original filmmaker. Tickets
Auction 7a-11a. Breakfast 7a-12NOON. $8 adults and
Center, a performance featuring three actors, a foley
available at the Lionshead Welcome Center the day of
$4 kids age 6-12. Kids under 5 eat free! Purchase tickets
artist, a keyboardist and over 1,200 graphic novel pro-
the show only, starting at 9a on a first come first served
from any LaPlata County Search and Rescue member.
basis. Doors open 5p, show starts at 5:30p.
-Feb 3, Superbowl Sunday at Purgy's, Durango Moun-
-Porchlight Players presents "The Full Monty", Feb
-The Second City Presents Laughing Matters Tour, The
8-10, 15 & 16th, shows at 6p, Brush Creek Pavilion,
-Outlaw Snowdown, February 8-9, A weekend of riding
world's premier comedy club/theatre and school of