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Happenings
Concerts
May 1
Crystal Bowersox, Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800
Youngblood Brass Band, Animas City Theatre, Durango,
970.799.2281
May 2
Stephen Ragga Marley, Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Belly
Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
ETHEL ¡®Grace¡¯, FLC, Durango, 970.247.7657
CMU Jazz Festival, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
May 3
Musketeer Gripweed, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Bondsmen, The Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood, 970.327.4969
May 4
The Black Lillies, Dolores River Brewery, 970.882.4677
May 6
CMU Wind Symphony, Robinson Theater, Gr Jct,
970.248.1604
May 9
CMU Choir & Orchestra Concert, Robinson
Theater, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
May 10
Black Timber, The Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood, 970.327.4969
The John Calvin Band, Dolores River Brewery, Dolores,
970.882.4677
May 12
West Water Outlaws, Belly Up, Aspen 970.544.9800
May 13
Opera Colorado presents The Barber of Seville, Vilar
Center, Beaver Creek, 970.845.8497
May 15
Sean Hayes, Cory Mon, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 16
Stephen Stills, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Rebecca Arendt & James Werner, First United Methodist
Church, Gr Jct, 970.241.4579
Jeff Pine & Friends, Two Rivers Winery & Chateau,
Gr Jct, 970.255.1471
Michael Aldridge, New Country Rehab, Mike the
Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion,
970.858.0360
May 17
Bicycle Annie, Slopeside, The Dead Cowboyz, Mike the
Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion,
970.858.0360
Honey Don¡¯t, KAFM Radio Room, Gr Jct, 970.241.8801
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers, Dolores River
Brewery, Dolores, 970.882.4677
May 18
B-Side Players, Ojo De Buey, Taste of Durango,
Downtown Durango
New Country Rehab, Dolores River Brewery,
Dolores, 970.882.4677
GJ Symphony Orchestra Variety Show, Moss
Center Recital Hall, Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
May 20
Orgone, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 23
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute, Glenwood Caverns
Adventure Park, 800.530.1635
Campout for the Cause, Rancho Del Rio, Bond, 970.653.4431
May 24
Johnny Kongo, The Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood, 970.327.4969
Campout for the Cause, Rancho Del Rio, Bond, 970.653.4431
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that are happening in your area during the month of May.
Always call venues to confirm concert information:
May 25
Campout for the Cause, Rancho Del Rio, Bond,
970.653.4431
Halden Wofford & the High Beams, Dolores River Brew-
ery, Dolores, 970.882.4677
May 28
Bassnectar, Sidecar Tommy, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
Spafford, Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, 970.882.4677
May 29
Bassnectar, Golden Lips of Silence, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 30
Bob Schneider & Hayes Carll acoustic, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
May 31
Bob Schneider & Hayes Carll acoustic, Wright Opera
House, Ouray, 970.325.4399
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
-Narrow Gauge Days, May 2-3, Durango & Silver-
ton Narrow Gauge Railroad celebrates 131 years of
service to Silverton, Colorado!
-Serenity, May 2, 7p, St Columbia Catholic Church,
1830 E 2nd Ave, Durango, The Durango Choral Soci-
ety & Durango Women¡¯s Choir, 1 performance only!
Get tickets early! Purchase tickets online, by calling
1.800.838.3006, or at the door, $15/$5.
-Comedy Night, Henry Strater Theatre, May 3, Enjoy
comedians Spencer James & Mike Jones, 8p, Doors
open 7:15p, $12/door, $10/advance. Call 970.375.7160
for tickets & info.
-Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 3, 431 E 2nd Ave,
Durango, Gazpacho restaurant hosts as the people,
or la gente, unite their talents to celebrate 2014¡¯s
Cinco de Mayo. 1:30-6p: Beer & El Centro Margarita
Garden; 1:30-2:30p: Zumbathon & Last 10 Minutes
for Zumbatomic for Kids; 3-3:30p: Piata Breaking;
3:30-4:30p: Ballet Folklorico de Durango; 4:30-5:30p:
Happy Hour w/DJ Euphoria; 1-5p: FLC Silent Auc-
tion and Chiquita¡¯s Tiendita Booths, 970.335.9850.
-Dear Mother, Honoring our Mothers, May 11 &
13, Durango Arts Center, A series of letters famous
people have written to their mothers, some innocent,
some sad, and some darkly comedic. All express
the complexity of love between a child and a par-
ent. Bring your mother, surrogate mother, sister,
best friend, or come and honor the memory of your
mother. Presented in honor of all mothers. Donations
accepted, all proceeds benefit Hospice of Mercy.
-Car Show, May 16-18, Lewis St, Pagosa Springs,
over 100 pre-1976 cars, trucks & motorcycles shown.
Join us for a weekend of vintage cars, live music and
food! 970.903.9728.
-May 16-June 28, TOP Jewels National Jewelry De-
sign Exhibition, Durango Arts Center, showcase fea-
turing the very best artists working in the medium of
jewelry design to educate the public about their craft.
Master workshops, tours and lectures scheduled.
-Double Box of the Piedra, May 17, 8a-4p, Mild to
Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours. Double fun by com-
bining the 2 boxes (Upper & Lower) of the Piedra
River into 1 great day! Experience this rare jewel
of a protected river way as the whitewater intensi-
fies from Class II rapids to big, Class IV excitement,
call for booking information and specific details:
970.247.4789. Available only on May 17, 24, & 31.
-Duranglers Fly Fishing Clinic, May 17, class covers
feeding habits of trout, how flies imitate the bugs
that trout eat, essential knots, rigging your rod, and
how to cast a fly rod, taught by Glenn Tinnin, certi-
fied FFF Fly Casting Instructor and veteran guide,
$125, Space limited, call our shop 970.385.4081.
-Durango Choral Society Cabaret, May 17, 5:30p,
Durango Arts Center, 802 E 2nd Ave, talented singers
perform favorites from Broadway to Opera while
you enjoy a lovely hors d¡¯oeuvres buffet & drinks
from the cash bar. Purchase tickets online, by calling
1.800.838.3006, or at the door. Advance purchase
recommended; may not be available at the door!
-Fox Fire Farms ¡®Taste of Spring¡¯, May 17-18, family
oriented, features: Baby farm animals, Live mu-
sic, Local Artisans, Tours of our historic one room
school house, food, and of course Fox Fire Farms
wines, 1-6p each day, Admission is free. Fox Fire
Farms Winery, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio,
970.563.4675, info@foxfirefarms.com or www.foxfire-
farms.com/winery-and-vineyard/taste-of-spring
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public Library, 202 N
Park St, Cortez, every Thu, 10:30a, preschool-aged chil-
dren. Older children welcome to join the craft at 11:15a,
songs, stories, crafts and silliness using the Early Child-
hood Literacy Initiative program. 970.565.8117
-Vida en Victoria & Cortez Cultural Center Grand Cinco
de Mayo Celebration, Great Mexican Food, Salsa & Chile
Contest, Mexican Music, Pinatas & More Family Fun!
May 3, Noon-6p, Parque de Vida (The Pavilion behind
the Recreation Center), 425 Roger Smith Ave, Cortez,
970.565.1151, www.cortezculturalcenter.org
-SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the world
famous Golden Dragon Acrobats, 7p, Sat, May 3, Cortez
Middle School Auditorium. Tickets at the door beginning
6:30p, 970.565.7676 or 970.565.9127.
-Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon meet-
ing, May 5, 11:45a, rm. 110, Johnson Building, 525 S
Broadway, Cortez. The public invited, especially par-
ents. Lunch provided so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy
970.749.7017.
-Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival, May 7-11,
Rick Taylor, author of ¡®Six Seasons, a Birding Year in the
land of the Apache¡¯, is keynote speaker, festival tours
include 2 new overnight trips, several day tours to new
areas, and past favorites, 970.565.1151, Details available
at: www.utemountainmesaverdebirdingfestival.org
-12 Hours of Mesa Verde Mountain Bike Race, May 9-11,
Cortez, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, utilizes 16+
miles of the Phil¡¯s World¡¯s trail system, Prizes awarded
to the top 5 teams in each of the 16 classes, 970.565.8227,
heatherh@mesaverdecountry.com
-Indian Art and Culture Festival, May 24-25, May is
Archaeology Month in Colorado and we invite you
to join us as we ¡°Celebrate our Song,¡± showcasing an
exquisite array of Native American storytelling, artistry,
craftsmanship and talent, held both Sat and Sun in the
Cortez Cultural Center Plaza at 12p, 2p and 4p. Indian
Art Market Sat 9a-6p, and Sunday 10a-4p. Navajo rug
auction 1-3p, preview 10a-1p, 970.565.1151, www.cortez-
culturalcenter.org
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-Strater Culinary Safari, May 1, features foods of Mexico,
be a part of the adventure as Chef Safari hosts with a
unique dining experience from a different region of
the world or culinary style. Professional guest chefs
will periodically be part of the journey, as well as local
talented cooks. Contact Emily Spencer 970.375.7124 or at:
espencer@strater.com