Durango Arts Center to offer paint party

A “Picasso and Vino” paint party will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Participants will paint, sip wine and spend time with friends, co-workers and...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Ignacio High School rubs lantern, hopes to let theater out of the bottle

The genie will be let out of the lamp when Ignacio High School presents “Aladdin” on Saturday and Monday. The production is a step in what hopefully will be a growing theater program in Ignacio,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Movies playing in Durango May 18-24

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) RBG At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Tom Wolfe, apostle of ‘New Journalism’ who captured extravagance of his times, dies at 88

The birth of the literary movement known as New Journalism can be traced to one coffee-fueled episode in 1963: Tom Wolfe’s all-nighter. He had been sent to California by Esquire magazine to report...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

SWOS students will exhibit archaeology-inspired artwork

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum will feature artwork by students from Southwest Open School. An exhibit opening will be May 29 at 1 p.m., and the show will run until June 12. ...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Dolores River Festival will kick off summer with full slate of music

The Dolores River Festival has lined up seven bands to perform all day at Joe Rowell Park on June 2. “It should be a really fun day,” said festival promoter Ryan Robison. “The lineup has a lot of...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Can Melissa McCarthy make a good movie anymore?

When Melissa McCarthy, as the newly divorced, 40-something mom Deanna in “Life of the Party,” decides to re-enroll in college, my seatmate at a recent screening turned to me with a question about...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Circus classes teach kids confidence, life lessons

A handful of girls, in full costume and stage makeup, took over the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel on Wednesday night to practice for the show they are putting on this weekend. The kids were...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Calendar

Friday Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. STEAM Lab, 3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., 375-3380. One-Man Show with Edward...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Two shows to arrive at Community Concert Hall

Two special shows – The Wailin’ Jennys and Asleep at the Wheel – will take the Community Concert Hall stage this summer at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive: The Wailin’ Jennys, an all-female...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Autumn Arts Festival seeking artist applications

Durango Arts Center recently announced that artist and artisan booth applications are being accepted for the 24th annual two-day Durango Autumn Arts Festival. The festival will be held Sept. 15-16...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Billy Goat Saloon to host craft night

Pine River Library will hold a craft night from 6 to 8 p.m. May 19 at the Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 U.S. Highway 160, in Gem Village. Participants can decorate a cup or plate and customize personal...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment