‘Green Book’ is the rare Hollywood crowd-pleaser that triumphs on all counts

The title of “Green Book” derives from a period when African-Americans often traveled at their own risk, especially in the Jim Crow South. Unwelcome in many restaurants, hotels and other public...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

When it comes to gifts for kids, don’t forget books

Our recent snow is a reminder that Santa will be coming soon. Books can be just the right gift because they educate and entertain children over and over again. Here are some suggestions that will...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Gary Hart movie revisits scandal that seems quaint now

“The Front Runner” chronicles 21 tumultuous days in 1987 when the worlds of politics, journalism and entertainment tilted on their respective axes, a seismic shift in priorities and protocol that...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ignacio theater goes down yellow brick road with ‘Wizard’

Ignacio High School will be transformed into the land of Oz this weekend, as Jennifer Boniface’s drama students stage “Wizard of Oz.” With a cast of about 35 middle and high school students,...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Bob’s Yr Uncle bringing music to Noel Night

Friday, downtown Durango will be awash in activity as the town kicks the holiday season into full gear. Along with shops offering a host a deals on goods, there will be plenty of hot chocolate and...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

Smiley Winter Art Show to open Dec. 14

A reception for the third annual Winter Art Show will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Smiley Cafe, 1309 East Third Ave. The exhibit will be shown through Jan. 31, 2019, and features 18...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘La Traviata’ to be shown at FLC on Dec. 15

The Met: Live in HD, presented by the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, will show Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” at 10:55 a.m. Dec. 15....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Free local Celtic concert to be held at Irish Embassy

An evening of Celtic and traditional Christmas songs featuring local band Patrick Crossing will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave. The event is free.

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts calendar

Friday Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Noel Night Pass Sales, 1 p.m., Durango Welcome Center, 802 Main Ave. Holiday Gift Sale, 3 p.m., Dolores...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A passer-by calls 911 about a man dangling from a roof; it was a Clark Griswold dummy

It was only minutes before sunrise when Alfred Norwood Jr. slammed on his brakes, stopping his truck in the middle of the road, and turned on his hazard lights. The 65-year-old veteran from Austin,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 7-13

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) (For additional showtimes, visit www.animascitytheatre.com) National Theatre Live: Macbeth (11 a.m. Saturday only)...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

New Olio artwork will explore ‘sense of place’

Encaustic paintings created by local artist Carol Mehesy will be featured on the walls of Olio restaurant starting Dec. 8, when a reception will be held for her at the restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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