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2018 February/March
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Cabin Fever Dance Party, Feb 23, 8-10p, Sunflower
Theatre, 8 E Main St, Cortez, $10, a little bit dance par-
ty, a little bit snow dance party, KSJD DJs will be spin-
ning tunes inspiring us to dance all night, 970.516.1818
-Four States Ag Expo, March 15-17, Hours: Thu 9a-5p;
Fri 9a-6p; Sat 9a-5p, Montezuma County Fairgrounds,
Cortez, live demos, kid¡¯s rodeo, family entertainment,
new agricultural technology, livestock, innovative ideas
and advance effective production & marketing of tradi-
tional, specialized & alternative agricultural products
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Jan 31-Feb 4, 40th Annual Snowdown, The Original
Cabin Fever Reliever, Feb 2: Snowdown Light Parade,
Downtown Durango¡¯s only nighttime parade, lighted
floats create a dazzling delight, Main Ave
-Feb 10, Romance on the Rails Brunch Train, Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Celebrate Valentine¡¯s
Day as you experience turn-of-the-century ambiance
with your loved one onboard a historic steam-powered
narrow gauge train
-Raven Narratives - Talon Tales, Feb 10, 7:30-10p,
Durango Arts Center, $12/online, $15/at the door,
join us for another storytelling event featuring youth
storytellers from Southwest Open School and Animas
High School in Durango, a friendly night with Dragons,
Ospreys and Ravens
-Peking Acrobats, Feb 10, 7:30p, Incredible acrobats
performing fabulous feats of agility and dexterity to
the wonder and amazement of all ages, $19-$35,
FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango,
-Feb 16-18, Winter Photographer¡¯s Special, Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, an extraordinary op-
portunity for passengers on our Winter Photographer¡¯s
Special run
-Pine Needle Langlauf Nordic Ski Race, Feb 17, Durango
Nordic Center¡¯s toughest endeavor, freestyle event of-
fers big climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and an
epic after party with friends
-Feb 23-24, Weekend Goose Excursions, Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, hosting former Rio
Grande Southern Railcar ¡®The Goose No.5¡¯ for excursion
operations from Durango to Cascade
-Winter Bike to Work Day, Feb 23, 7-9a, Studio&, 1027
Main Ave, Durango, Warm yourself up in our heated
tent while your bike gets a free micro bike tune-up,
free raffle giveaways, coffee and tea provided by Carver
Brewing Company, breakfast snacks & long-sleeved
hooded-tees to first 100 hardy souls
-Laugh Therapy Showcase, Feb 24, The Irish Embassy
Pub, Top 3 acts from Open Mic paid $50/Feature & $100
for the headliner
-Feb 28, Durango Independent Film Festival, Open-
ing Night kicks off presenting free films at the Gaslight
-Mar 1-4, Durango Independent Film Festival, juried in-
ternational film festival features great independent films
from around the globe, passes available at the Ticket
Office inside the Durango Welcome Ctr or at: durango-
-Coke Race Series, Mar 3, 9a, Purgatory Nordic Ctr,
across Hwy 550 just N of Purgatory Resort entrance,
brings together skiers and fat bikers to celebrate winter
from beginning to end, three distances, three costumes,
three ways to win, kids/$10, adults/$20
-Women Outside Adventure Forum, Mar 27-29, Back-
country Experience¡¯s 3rd annual Women Outside Adven-
ture Forum is returning to Durango
-Easter Egg Scramble, Mar 31, Smith Sports Complex,
FREE community event, egg fetchers will be divided ac-
cording to age group from toddler to age 8
--Vail Yeti semi pro hockey, DATES: Feb 2-3, 9, 16-17,
Mar 2-3, 17, 23-24, approx. 3 hrs start to finish, food &
beverage, in-between periods giveaways/contests, live
announcer & DJ
-Nordic town race series, Feb 7, presented by Veri-
zon, produced by Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
-Project Funway, Feb 8-10, unconventional fashion
design runway event that challenges amateur de-
signers to create unique designs out of anything but
fabric and be critiqued by expert judges
-Feb 18, Mar 5-10 & 18, Steadman Clinic Vail Cup,
an exciting & challenging series of events encom-
passing all programs offered by Ski & Snowboard
Club Vail
-SKI for MS Vail, Feb 24, one-day event produced on
Vail Mountain
-Mar 4-9, Vail veterans Winter family program &
mountain adventure, offers severely wounded veter-
ans and their families the opportunity to participate
in private, full-day adaptive ski/snowboard instruc-
tion w/PSIA certified instructors at Vail Mountain
-Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, Mar
5-10, Vail Mountain, Olympic Medalists such as Mark
McMorris, Kelly Clark, Aymu Hirano, Jamie Anderson
& many more
--Ski Spree Weekend Taste of Sunlight, Feb 3-4,
two day mountain treasure hunt w/cool prizes to
win, live music, fireworks, Sunlight Mountain Resort,
10901 county rd 117, Glenwood Springs, begins 2p,
Torch light parade/fireworks around 630p, Non pass
holders will want to purchase a day pass & $10 to
-Winter Bike to Work Day presented by City of Aspen
Transportation, Recreation & Police Department, Feb
9, ride your bike to Paepcke Park in Aspen between
7-10a for food, fun and prizes, Free Fat Tire Bike
Demos 8-10a, Safety Talks and Group Ride with
certified instructor at 8:30a & 9:30a, activities also
at Carbondale Park & Ride, 6:30-9a, where RFTA will
provide coffee, snacks and swag for cyclists, more
info at:, or www.Winter- or call 970.429.2868
-Chocolate Extravaganza, Feb 10, 5-8p, Morgridge
Commons above Glenwood Springs Library, 815
Cooper Ave, enjoy a date night or gals night out,
silent auction benefits Children¡¯s Mini College,
admission $15 includes 2 drink tickets plus endless
chocolate dessert & savory snacks, 970.945.2446
-Vertical Blue Autism Awareness Day, Feb 17, 9a-4p,
Base of Aspen Highlands, 199 Prospector Rd, Ascen-
digo Autism Services booth, apr¨¨s ski party w/DJ
entertainment, prize drawings & give-aways w/ABA
pro athletes & celebrities, 970.927.3143
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
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
-Wednesdays Game Daze, 5-6p, Mancos Public Li-
brary, 211 W First St, Mancos, Contact Lee Hallberg
-Raven Narratives - Talon Tales, Feb 9, 7:30-10p, Sun-
flower Theatre, 8 E Main St, in the Basin Industrial Bank
building adjacent to KSJD radio studio, Cortez, $12/
online, $15/at the door, join us for another storytelling
event featuring youth storytellers from Southwest Open
School and Animas High School in Durango, a friendly
night with Dragons, Ospreys and Ravens, 970.516.1818
-Bobby Jo Valentine, award-winning singer/songwriter
shares stories & songs about life, love, identity and
hope, Feb 13, 7p, Optional dinner 5:30p, First United
Methodist Church, 515 N Park St, Cortez, Price: Dona-
tions for Hope¡¯s Kitchen gratefully received, fundraiser
for Hope¡¯s Kitchen Community Meal Program which
provides hot meals to 300+ people/week, dinner reser-
vations or additional info 970.565.3002 or pastorjeanin-, about Bobby Jo Valentine: bobbyjo-
-Valentine¡¯s Day Bake Sale, Feb 14, 8a-3p, Come by the
library and buy something sweet for your sweetie at the
annual Friends of the Library Valentine¡¯s Day Bake Sale,
Mancos Public Library, 211 W First St, Mancos, Lee Hall-
berg: 970.533.7600
-Chili Supper & Pie Auction, 6p, Feb 16, Annual Lewis-
Arriola Community Center Fund Raiser, $5, Lewis-Arriola
Community Ctr, 21176 Road S, Cortez
March 17
The Naked and Famous, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 18
Galactic, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Anderson East, Club Red, Telluride, 970.369.4760
Montrose Community Band (free), Montrose Pavilion,
March 19
Galactic, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, 970.728.6363
March 20
Moors & McCumber, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,
CMU Faculty Recital: Arthur Houle, piano, Moss Ctr
Love Recital Hall, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
March 21
Elephant Revival, CB Ctr for the Arts, Crested Butte,
March 22
Elephant Revival, CB Ctr for the Arts, Crested Butte,
Collective Soul, Avalon Theatre, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
March 23
Elephant Revival, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 24
Elephant Revival, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
GJ Symphony Pops: Mostly Motown, Avalon Theatre,
Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
March 25
GJ Symphony Pops: Mostly Motown, Avalon Theatre,
Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
March 27
Buddy Guy w/Quinn Sullivan, Belly Up, Aspen,
March 30
Smooth Hound Smith, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,
Mark Rapp Group, CB Ctr for the Arts, Crested Butte,
March 31
Spoon, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
David Starr, Swallow Hill Music, Denver, 303.777.1003