DGO’s picks in and around Durango

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Black holes for brainfoodBlack holes are scary-ass, exciting phenomena in space. Nothing can escape a black hole. Black holes may be our key to intergalactic space travel. Given everything, you should go to the Sunflower Theatre to hear some groundbreaking research by Karishma Bansal on their raditude.

Admission is free, but registration is highly encouraged and donations are absolutely accepted.

Details: Free, doors at 6:15 p.m. and lecture at 7, Friday, Sept. 8, Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St., Cortez, https://sunflowertheatre.org

EDM at the UndergroundThe Irish Embassy Underground will host Ethereal Underground every Friday in September. EDM will give you palpitations and dancing elation.

Details: Free, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8, The Underground, 900 Main Ave., 21 and older, www.facebook.com/ethereal.underground

Navajo Nation Fair Running from Sept. 3 to 10, there’s plenty of days to hit up the 71st Annual Navajo Nation Fair. Yes, this is three hours away in Window Rock, Arizona, but hey, we all need to get outta town, right? There’s live tunes by bands like Testament, a rodeo, arts and crafts, and the usual mega amounts of fair-food vendors.

Details: Tickets $12-$30, all-day, Sept. 3-10, www.navajonationfair.org

Rap at the ACTGrieves is a meticulous rapper whose new album, “Running Wild,” is a melodic, soulful look at modern life and how it breaks and builds the heart. He’s also hella commanding, throwing down rad hip-hop party tunes. Get you some.

Details: $25, Doors at 8:30, show at 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, 18 and older, www.animascitytheatre.com

Folk rock doc time!“May it Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers” is an intimate portrait of the band as they created their ninth studio album (produced by Rick Rubin), “True Sadness.” IMDB’s giving the doc an 8.9 and Judd Apatow made it, so you better get your ass to the ACT to see it, it’s a one-night-only event.

Details: $10, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, www.animascitytheatre.com

Join a movementLooking to join a grass-roots, nonviolent resistance movement? Invisible Durango might be what you’re looking for, a nonpartisan though progressive group working politically to protect “values of inclusiveness, respect, fairness, honesty, integrity, peace and hope,” according to its website. The group will meet Saturday about how to best communicate with Congress, and how to impact 2018 elections.

Details: Free, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., http://www.indivisibledurango.co/

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