With Halloween falling on Monday this year, we have the whole weekend to celebrate. Here’s what’s going on:
FridayThe Passage Between: Celebrating Transitions and Impermanence, opening reception 5-9 p.m., Studio &, 1027 Main Ave. Studio &’s sixth annual Day of the Dead art exhibit and celebration. Featuring work from artists from around the region. There will be an altar to pay homage to those people and things gone on. Nightmare on Elk Street, haunted house at the Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. Evening admission, $5 per person. Afternoon admission for the shows aimed at young children will be a can of food or a donation. Proceeds will be donated to an Elks charity. Haunted house hours: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday; 6 to 10 p.m. on Halloween (Monday). For families and young children, the haunted house will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Things That Go Bump in the Night, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. An evening of spooktacular music with FLC choirs and band. Go in costume and trick-or-treat on stage at intermission. Tickets: $5 adults, $1 children, non-FLC students, free for current FLC students, but you must secure a ticket. Bid on Halloween-themed local wares at a silent auction benefiting FLC Choir’s trip to Europe in Spring 2018. www.durangoconcerts.com.Dance of the Living Dead, 8:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. Supports the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity. An 18+ event with $10 admission with $5 student discount. Two costume contests with cash prizes; one costume contest will be held earlier in the evening and the second later. http://bit.ly/2dTuXme.Straw bale maze at River Bend Ranch, 5 p.m. to dark, 27846 N Hwy 550 just north of Durango. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Animas Valley to a wide open meadow. Once there, meander your way through our Straw Bale Maze. With 8-foot walls, you can get lost inside! After the maze, toast your own s’more in a firepit. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 6, plus Halloween. Fridays from 5 p.m. to dark; from 1 p.m. to dark Saturdays, Sundays and Halloween. $10/person, with children under 5 free. Group rates available; contact Dave at 903-4060 for more information.“Rocky Horror Show – Live on Stage,” 7 p.m., 10 p.m. (21+), Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Richard O’Brien’s “Rocky Horror Show – Live On Stage.” This year, everyone’s favorite transsexual aliens will appear wearing funky Western wear. Audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite “Rocky Horror” character, with a punk-Western flair. $5 prop-throw bags will be available at the theater. Adult door, $25; adult advance, $20; student, $18 (must have student ID).Halloween Party at the Pour House, 8-11 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave. Robbie Overfield at 7 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Reverend Catfish, 9:30 p.m., Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave. Reverend Catfish is bringing its outlaw country, blues rock north for the Halloween party that just won’t quit! No cover.Frau Blucher’s ASYLUM for VERY peculiar children, 6 to 9:30 p.m., ELHI Community Center, Ignacio at Hwy. 172 and 151. 3 Twisted Minds Productions’ sixth haunted house and it’s scarier than ever! 10 years and older. Fundraiser for SUCAP Youth Services and Skills for Living and Learning.The Ladies Super Scary Halloween, 10 p.m., Lady Falconburghs Ale House, 640 Main Ave. Lady Falconburgh’s is having a spooky blood-soaked Halloween weekend full of dancing and awesome costumes. Dance party Friday and Saturday night, and Saturday night, there will be a costume contest with prize giveaways. Drink specials and food specials all weekend long! Free.Billy Goat Saloon, pumpkin-carving challenge: Carve your best interpretation of the Goat on your pumpkin and submit a photo by text (973-0090), on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Locals will win a $100 bar tab, others $100 worth of Goat Gear. Deadline is noon Monday. Be sure to include your name, where you’re from and a contact phone number.SaturdayThree Springs 10th Annual Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Three Springs Plaza. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come out for day of activities jam-packed with fun. Daytime trick-or-treating, live music by Dave Mensch and Rob Webster, Anytime Fitness Monster Mash Fun Run, pumpkin patch, face painting, cookie walk, pet adopt-a-thon, petting zoo, concession stands, festival games and more. Price: Free.Harvest Festival, 12-5 p.m., Durango Nursery and Supply. This event is free, and features live music with Bob’s Yr Uncle, barbecue, kids’ activities, hayrides, a dog costume contest and a Scarecrow Stroll to benefit area nonprofits. For more information, go to www.durangonursery.com or call 259-8800.Frank N’ Stein, 3 to 8 p.m., Mill Street in front of Bottom Shelf Brewery, 118 Mill St., Bayfield. The Be Frank Foundation invites you to join them for their 4th annual Frank N’ Stein Fundraiser. Live music, games, costume contests, prizes, food and a sky-high pumpkin smash, this block party is the community event of the year! Admission is free, but don’t miss out on your chance to purchase local brews, brought to you by Bottom Shelf Brewery. All proceeds benefit Be Frank’s music and outdoor education programming for area youths. befrankfoundation.org.Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School will host a Halloween carnival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. fortlewismesa.durangoschools.org.Sunnyside Elementary School will host a Halloween carnival and silent auction from 5-8 p.m. Families are asked to bring a book for the book walk or a baked good for the bake sale.Zombiefest 2016, 6 p.m., The Rusty Shovel Saloon, Vallecito. Live music from INCIDE, Skull Theory, The Wedding is off, Shadow Remain, 6 minute suicide and more. Day of the Dead, 9 p.m., Cerda Cantina y Comida, 639 Main Ave. Costume contest – $100 first place, $50 second place, $2 drinks.El Rancho, 975 Main Ave. Costume contest with prizes from Fireball and Animas Trading Co. Sign up at 8 p.m., contest starts at 9. Frau Blucher’s ASYLUM for VERY peculiar children, 6-9:30 p.m., ELHI Community Center, Ignacio at Hwy. 172 and 151. (See description above.)Nightmare on Elk Street, a haunted house at the Elks lodge, 901 East Second Ave. (See description above.)“Rocky Horror Show – Live on Stage,” 7 p.m., 10 p.m. (21+). (See description above.)Halloween Party at the Pour House, 8-11 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave. Larry Carver & Black Velvet Band at 8 p.m. Costume contest – $100 gift card for best couple and $50 gift card for best solo.Hello, Dollface Presents Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, 8 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Live music from Hello, Dollface with special guests, live art Kestrel Chaney + Britt Gordon, live dance Anne Pesata from Dancing Earth (Santa Fe), living altar, cocktails and festivities. Dress in your classiest calavera, calaca (Day of the Dead) attire, mask and makeup. www.facebook.com/events/318444498510116/.Straw bale maze at River Bend Ranch, 1 p.m. (See description above.)The Ladies Super Scary Halloween, (See description above)SundayNightmare on Elk Street, a haunted house at the Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. (See description above)“Rocky Horror Show – Live on Stage,” 8 p.m.(21+ only). (See description above.)Straw bale maze at River Bend Ranch, 1 p.m. (See description above.)Frau Blucher’s ASYLUM for VERY peculiar children, 6-9:30 p.m. (See description above.)MondayChildren’s Trick or Treat, 4-6 p.m., downtown Durango. Bring the kids to Downtown Durango on Halloween for trick or treating at about 100 businesses. Free for kids 10 and younger, in costume and accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit http://www.downtowndurango.org.Straw bale maze at River Bend Ranch, 1 p.m. (See description above.)Nightmare on Elk Street, a haunted house at the Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. (See description above)The Outskirts, 9 p.m., Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave. The Outskirts will be setting the stage for a rowdy dance party Halloween night! Bad Goat Disco will be spinning before the show & during setbreak. Price: Free.Halloween Party at the Pour House, Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave. Halloween party at 8 p.m. with Rob Webster. Doors open at 3 p.m. Costume contest – $100 cash for best couple and $50 for best solo. Durango Halloween Zombie/Monster March 2016, Monday at midnight to 2 a.m. Tuesday, College Drive and Main Avenue. Zombies, monsters, ghouls and other assorted Halloween creatures return to the streets of downtown Durango during the Witching Hour of All Hallows Eve (midnight Halloween) to reclaim the streets from the magic-less world and create and occupy space in which anything can happen. All Halloween creatures are welcome. Converge at Midnight at College and Main Ave. in Durango. March north up Main to 12th St. and back. (Remember, keep the crowd dense and tight, don’t get thinned out and dispersed! Stick together!) Zombie after-parties and monster ragers to be announced by word of mouth during the march, so plan your own after-party and get wild!