A&E Happenings for Oct. 4

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A&E Happenings for Oct. 4

John Lee Hooker, Jr. will bookend a busy weekend at the Abbey Theatre on Sunday night. The son of the legendary bluesman released his latest CD, “All Hooked Up,” on Sept. 18.
Schedule of events

Thursday



5-7 p.m. – Gallery reception for Western art exhibit from private collections and winners in the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Youth Art Show, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., www.durangoarts.org.

7 p.m. – “Wild Horse, Wild Ride,” documentary film about taming wild mustangs for the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave., www.backspacetheatre.org.

5-8 p.m. – “Riding Side Saddle” (see article page 1B), Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave.

5-8 p.m. – Indian Rodeo photography by Linda MacCannell, Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. Ninth St., www.toh-atin.com.

7 p.m. – SOLD OUT - The Legendary Ian Tyson, Henry Strater Theatre.

7 p.m. – “Ridin’ the Rails” cowboy theater, $15, hosted by Lindy Simmons and Jack Blease, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.



Friday



10 a.m. – Cowboy Poet Train to Cascade Canyon, 247-2733, www.DurangoTrain.com.

10 a.m. – Cowboy Poet Trail Ride, Rapp Corral, 51 Haviland Lake Rd., 247-8454, www.rappcorral.com.

5 p.m. - Gary Allegretto in concert with special guests, free, Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., www.myspace.com/harmonicowboy.

5-7 p.m. – Western art exhibit, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., www.durangoarts.org.

5-7 p.m. – Western photography exhibit, General Palmer Hotel, 567 Main Ave., www.generalpalmer.com.

5-7 p.m. – “Spirit of the West” photo exhibit featuring Tony Stromberg and others, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., www.openshuttergallery.com.

5-7:30 p.m. – Bonnie Conrad fine art; “Riding Side Saddle” photo exhibit by McCarson Jones; Cowboy Poet Roger Conrad and music by Doug Figgs, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., www.sorrelsky.com.

5-8 p.m. – “Riders of the West: Portraits from Indian Rodeo” by Linda MacCannell, Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. Ninth St., www.toh-atin.com.

7 p.m. – SOLD OUT – The Legendary Ian Tyson, Henry Strater Theatre.

6 p.m. – Poetry & Music Show with Bill May, Doris Daley, Bill Barwick and Washtub Jerry, $20/$25, 699 Main Ave., www.henrytheatre.com.

8 p.m. – Poetry & Music Show with Mary Kaye, Trey Allen, Barry Ward and host Tom Weathers, $20/$25, Henry Strater Theatre.



Saturday



10 a.m. – Cowboy motorless parade with Grand Marshal Mickey Bowman, Main Avenue, 749-7024.

10:30 a.m. – West Word Ho” poetry writing workshop with Doris Daley, free, Rochester Hotel, 726 East Second Ave., www.dorisdaley.com.

10:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. – Daytime poetry, music, storytelling and folklore with 40 invited performers as well as open sessions; Strater Hotel, General Palmer Hotel and Rochester Hotel, free, 382-8897.

11 a.m. – Western Heritage Tribute to Mickey Bowman, store manager of Basin Co-op for 34 years, free, Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., www.diamondbelle.com.

11:15 a.m. – Pioneer History Tour: The Victorian Aid Society re-enacts the history of Durango’s early days, Greenmount Cemetery, 385-5482, www.victorianaidsociety.org.

1-3 p.m. – Western Literature Workshop and multi-media show with Robert Young, Rochester Hotel.

1:30-3:20 p.m. – Gary Allegretto’s Learn to Play Harmonica Instantly Workshop, $20 includes harmonica and music book, The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

3:30-5 p.m. – Local poet show with rancher Ramona Cugnini and her nephew Red Geer on fiddle, free, Rochester Hotel.

5-7 p.m. – Reception with Howard Post, artist of the 2012 Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering poster (prints $30), Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. Ninth St.

5 p.m. – Concert with Gary Allegretto and special guests, free, Rochester Hotel.

6 p.m. – Cowboy poetry and music with Mary Kaye, Trey Allen and Barry Ward, $20/$25, Henry Strater Theatre.

8 p.m. – Cowboy poetry and music with Bill May, Doris Daley, Bill Barwick, Washtub Jerry and host Tom Weathers, $20/$25, Henry Strater Theatre.

8 p.m. – Western Swing Dance with Syd Masters and The Swing Riders, $10, (happy hour 4-7 p.m.), Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave.



Sunday



8:30 a.m. – “A Cowboy and His Creator,” inspirational poetry and music by Sam Noble, free, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.

11 a.m. – Gospel Brunch with Pete Neds & Yvonne Varis, Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

The full schedule of events for Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is available at www.durangopoetrygathering.org.

A&E Happenings for Oct. 4

John Lee Hooker, Jr. will bookend a busy weekend at the Abbey Theatre on Sunday night. The son of the legendary bluesman released his latest CD, “All Hooked Up,” on Sept. 18.
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