Watch movies at the library The Something Wild Film Festival will host the Sundance Shorts Tour at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., on Friday, Aug. 4. A series of short films will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature Kristen Stewart, Francisca Alegría, and Anu Valia.
Prizes will be given for whoever wears the coolest pair of shorts to the short film fest. Tix are $10 in advance, available at Maria’s Bookshop, and $15 at the door (cash only).
Doors at 6 with more info at https://www.facebook.com/swffistoocoolforschool.
Half-hidden art party at Sweet 11Sweet 11 Gallery is a cozy gallery space located on the second floor at 863 ½ Main Ave. It’s easy to miss, but usually there’s a sandwich board sign out front signaling the way.
On Friday, Aug. 4, Sweet 11 will present “Exploring Patterns of Yin-Yang,” an exhibit of kickass nonrepresentational artwork by Bronwyn Strickland made during her Willowtail residency in Mancos.
The one-night show calling forth opposites and balance starts at 5 p.m., going till 9. There will be a short talk by Strickland at 6.
Reminder: Sweet 11 is NOT Sweet 101. Different spaces, dudes.
Burlesque at the StraterFamed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee said, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly, very slowly.” Amen to that, sister, and that’s exactly what the Bohemian Burlesque Society will give you: a slow, seductive show.
The Bohemian Burlesque Society will perform at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7. A variety of 14 acts will be staged. Tix range from $25 general admission to $50 VIP and all tix include a DJ dance party till 2 a.m. after the show.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/healingthemasses
Hella rad music at the ACTKat Wright’s been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.” You can decide for yourself when you check her out live at the Animas City Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 6. You’re going to wanna put your get-down shoes on for this one; local favs Hello, Dollface will open the show with their cosmic soul.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day-of with the doors at 8:30 p.m. and show starting at 9.
Info at www.animascitytheatre.com.
Mega trip to JazzTown in TellurideHoly shit. Mavis Staples will be in Telluride. So will Macy Gray, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Miles Mosley + the West Coast Get Down, Hazel Miller Gospel Band, and The Suffers. Ya know, plus more ’cause the Telluride Jazz Fest is finally back around from Friday, Aug. 4 to 6.
Tickets range from OK to OMG-NO-WAY prices, meaning $60 for day passes all the way up to “Patron Experience Passes” for $850.
Full lineup and more info at https://www.telluridejazz.org/tickets.