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2017 February/March
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Feb 12, Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Place, Durango,
Locals Benefit Days, Lift Ticket Prices: Adult $45, Teen
$32, Child $25, Senior $32, Super Senior $25, portion of
ticket sales benefit four great local non-profits, Demo the
latest equipment for only $10
-Goose Excursion on the Winter Train, Feb 18, 8a-4p,
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main
Ave, Durango, For the 1st time in over 60 years the For-
mer Rio Grande Southern Motor 5, the Galloping Goose,
a little train that ran between small towns in CO will be
running in Winter over President¡¯s day weekend on our
-Durango Voice fundraiser competition, Henry Strater
Theatre, 699 Main Ave, Durango, Feb 25 & Apr 1, 6:30p,
Tickets can be purchased for individual nights or both
nights w/$5 package discount, call our Box Office:
-Mardi Gras, Feb 28, 1-8p, Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier
Place, Durango, pull out those crazy costumes & come
on up for a great day of skiing & celebrating New Orleans
style, Mardi Gras parade, 1p, bottom of Lift 1, ride up,
ski down, then head into Purgy¡¯s to kick off traditional
Fat Tuesday party, special pricing all afternoon
-Mar 1-5, Durango Independent Film Festival, downtown
Durango, see website for updated schedule, filmmakers
from around the world
-Durango Celtic Film Festival, Mar 9-12, Downtown Du-
rango, the best Celtic music in the world, award-winning
bands: Solas, Colcannon, Goitse & Barrule, sold out last
2 years so purchase your weekend passes during our
early-bird special so you won¡¯t miss out
-Durango Bach Festival, Mar 12-18, St. Mark¡¯s Episcopal
Church, 910 E 3rd Ave, Student Recitals 2p & 4p at St.
Mark¡¯s Episcopal Church followed by receptions in the
Parish Hall, hosted by Katzin Music
-McDonald¡¯s Cardboard Derby, Purgatory Resort, Mar 18,
10a-1p, Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Place, Durango, build
your derby racer out of cardboard & duct tape only, pilot
it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on
the mountain
--February 17-18, 24-25; Mar 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, Vail
Yeti semi-professional Hockey Club, Home matches at
Dobson Arena, For more info:
-Feb 18, Ski for MS, on-mountain & apr¨¨s skiing activi-
ties for all ages & ability levels, funds raised at these
events support lifestyle empowerment programs for
people with MS & their support partners, www.mscando.
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
-February 25-26, CarniVail, enjoy
Mardi Gras merriment & all the
Cajun fixin¡¯s from a legendary
crawfish boil to live music & apres
parties galore, learn more at: vail.
-February 27-March 4, Burton
US Open Snowboarding Cham-
pionships, Vail Mountain, the
best snowboarders in the world
compete to win the most presti-
gious Halfpipe & Slopestyle titles
in snowboarding, epic spon-
sor village, nightly concerts in
Vail Village and The US Open of
Broomball Tournament at Solaris
Ice Rink, visit:
for more info or:
-March 2, Jazz bassist & gifted vo-
calist Nicki Parrott tribute to Peggy
Lee, lineup boasts swinging bands,
stunning vocalists, exciting musical
pairings, the terrace at Ludwig¡¯s at
Sonnenalp hotel will transform into
an elegant alpine jazz club, com-
plete w/dinner service, for more
info visit the Vail Jazz Foundation
-March 5-10, Wounded warriors & their families are of-
fered outdoor adaptive ski/snowboard instruction along
w/family meals, group social opportunities and benefi-
cial family bonding time,
-March 11-17, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail hosts the
U16 Rocky/Central Junior Championships on Golden
Peak in Vail, learn more at:
-Pink Vail, March 25, the world¡¯s biggest ski day to
conquer cancer, live music, costume contest, themed
deck parties and the Celebration Ski Down on Vail
Mountain, all ages & abilities can participate, skiing is
not required, 100% of proceeds benefit patient care
& survivorship programming at Shaw Regional Cancer
Center, to get involved visit:
-March 30-April 2, Vail Film Festival, film screenings,
panels, workshops, networking events and educational
--Owl Creek Chase, 21k Classic & Skate Nordic race,
challenging course from Snowmass to Aspen presents
the very best that Colorado skiing has to offer: tough
climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and excel-
lent snow conditions, $1200 prize purse, prize money
awarded for the Classic Race to the top 3 Men & top
3 Women, Registration required, details & registration
-Grand Chance for Chocolate, February 13-14, 10a-4p,
Chocolates galore, create a specialty box of chocolates
for your valentine, proceeds benefit Grand River Health
Scholarships, Grand River Health Caf¨¦ area
-Feb 14, 7:30p, Celebrate Valentine¡¯s Day with a one-
night-only performance from Emmy, Tony & Golden
Globe-nominated Matthew Morrison, versatile actor,
Wheeler Opera House, $78-$135, 970.920.5770, www.
-Feb 16-18, Aspen Snowmass Open, amateur & profes-
sional level athletes, rail jam & big air competition,
Buttermilk Mountain,
-Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, Feb 19, 4p & 6:30p, a
family-oriented blend of the unique comedy & juggling
skills of Gregory Popovich and the talents of his furry
co-stars, more than 30 pets in the show, each one
rescued from animal shelters, Wheeler Opera House,
$17.50-$25, 970.920.5770,
-Aspen Laff Festival, Feb 21-25, Wheeler Opera House,
-First Friday, Downtown Rifle, March 3, Midland Arts
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thu, 10:30a, Cortez
Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez, songs, stories,
crafts & silliness, 970.565.8117
-Feb 11, Winter Farmers Market, Four Seasons Green-
house & Nursery, Dolores, 10a-1p, Repeats weekly thru
March 18
-Lewis-Arriola Community Center Chili Supper, Cortez,
February 17, 6-8:30p
-Plant & Animal Adaptations Snowshoe Hike at Mesa
Verde National Park, February 18, 9a-12p
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Full Moon Hike to Discover Your Senses, w/Durango
Nature Studies, Haviland Lake, February 10, 5-7p
- Romance on the Rails Brunch Train, Feb 11, Durango
& Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave,
Durango, experience turn-of-the-century ambiance w/
your loved one onboard a historic, steam-powered nar-
row gauge train along the Animas River, for Champagne
Premium-class cars a brunch buffet in the morning & a
special chocolate treat
Telluride Tribute Festival, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
St Paddys Day w/Elder Grown, Sherbino Theater,
Ridgway, 970.318.0892
St. Patrick¡¯s w/Western CO Chorale & GJ
Symphony Players, CMU Love Recital Hall, Gr Jct,
March 18
Telluride Tribute Festival, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
DJ Harry Dance Party, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
St. Patrick¡¯s w/Western CO Chorale & GJ
Symphony Players, CMU Love Recital Hall, Gr Jct,
March 19
Telluride Tribute Festival, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
DJ Harry Dance Party, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
Portugal. The Man w/HDBeenDope, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 21
Greensky Bluegrass w/Cris Jacobs, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 22
Greensky Bluegrass w/Cris Jacobs(sold out), Belly
Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 23
Clint Black, Avalon Theatre, Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
Earth Groans, Mesa Theater, Gr Jct, 970.773.1775
Bear Grillz, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 24
Sweet Lillies, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,
March 25
Clint Black, Wheeler Opera House, Aspen,
David Starr, Bobby Mason, Nathan McEuen, The
Apple Shed, Cedaredge, 970.856.7007
Sleigh Bells w/Tunde Olaniran, Belly Up, Aspen,
Cellharmonics, cello quartet, Avalon Theatre, Gr Jct,
March 26
Robert Randolph & the Family Band w/The New
Respects, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 30
G. Love & Special Sauce w/City of the Sun, Belly
Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 31
Nathan McEuen: Live at the Gallery, Healthy
Rhythm Art Gallery, Montrose, 323.270.6284