Herald Staff ReportThe annual scramble to lay hands on scarce tickets for the Snowdown Follies "Snowdown in Da Nile!" starts Saturday.
About 580 tickets will be sold Saturday at the Elks Lodge in a scavenger hunt.
Before buying, listen to radio stations KIQX-FM (101.3), KRSJ-FM (100.5), KIUP-AM (930). They will announce the secret places where you must pick up your number for your place in line to buy tickets.
Sales will start at 6:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave., at the entrance on Ninth Street, for people who have their order numbers. Tickets are $12 and are limited to four per person.
The Follies will present two shows Jan. 30 and two Jan. 31 at the Henry Strater Theatre and the Durango Arts CenterTwelve tickets will be sold in lots of four to the highest bidder for four days in the Follies Marketplace. Bids will be accepted each day only from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bank of the San Juans, 144 East Eighth Ave. beginning Tuesday.
The opening bid Tuesday will be $12 per ticket; the opening bid on each subsequent day will start with the previous day's low bid. Bids will be accepted in person only. No phone calls.
Visit snowdown.org for details.
Also, tickets for the Kid's Snowdown show, "Don't Be in Da Nile: DPAC, It's Alive!" are available now at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Avenue. The shows will be at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 at DAC. Tickets are $7 and $5.
For more information, call 259-2606.
Entry applications for the Snowdown Light Parade are due today.
The parade will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. Applications are at snowdown.org. The fee is $50, and the parade is limited to 75 entries. Mail the entry form and fee to Terry Fiedler, 862 Main Ave. No. 3, Durango CO 81391 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.