DGO’s weekend picks in or near Durango

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Get fabulously bloated and full at the Taste of DurangoFood! Food! FOOD! Party! Party! PARTY! All of the Durango noms you ever wanted to try will line Main Ave. between 8th and 12th St. for the Taste of Durango. On Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. food, beer, and fun will take over downtown. This summer-season kick-off party will feature dozens of local food, brew artisans and music by Elder Grown.

This all-ages event is free to enter and family-friendly.

Information: www.tasteofdurango.com

Hot wax and record hunting Is that the XTRMST EP? Wait, what, you have Common Rider “Last Wave Rockers”??? Motörhead? Seriously, do you have any, because I would kill for most of it.

Who knows what you might find at the Durango Record Collectors’ Swap Meet hosted by Southwest Sound. Head to VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave., on Saturday, May 20, for a plethora of record-lined vendor tables. The music-centric swap meet will cost $5 to enter and goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To keep the Record Swap Day party spinning, head to El Rancho, 975 Main Ave., for a free “Bring Your Own Vinyl” jam from 8:30 to 10:30. At 10:30 p.m., DJ BADGOAT and special guest Spark Madden will spin soul, funk, and dance tunes till late.

Fierce blues rock at AsterixLess than an hour and a half away, Asterix, 101 Ayani’Neez Blvd., Shiprock, NM, is waiting for you. It’s a new-ish, D.I.Y. club. Shows are cheap and the music’s fresh AF.

On Saturday, May 20, Corey Medina and Brothers will howl out hella atmospheric, hopeful blues. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8.

More deets: www.facebook.com/events/1401535373255083

Pick up pen – learn to write plays Can’t write a play worth a hot squirrel crap but got stories to tell? The Durango Arts Center’s gotchya covered. On Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peter Gil-Sheridan, an award-winning playwright, will workshop how to turn personal experiences into a play.

Held at DAC, 802 East Second Ave., participants will leave the workshop with a performance-ready short play.

$37 DAC members, $42 general public

Information: http://durangoarts.org

Powerhouse free dance festCelebrate Colorado Public Lands Day at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, on Saturday, May 20, with dancing, craft brews, a photo contest, and plenty of food. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Powerhouse will host a FREE party featuring the music of StillHouse Junkies, The Afrobeatniks, and The Outskirts.

All ages.

Information: www.facebook.com/events/1635375973438020

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