Folk up your SaturdayIndie folk musician Jenn Rawling will play the iAm Music Institute with tunes off her new album, “Golden Colors.” Canadian-Portuguese multi-instrumentalist Awna Teixeira will add her haunting Americana to the evening, and the music doesn’t stop there. Local favorites, mandolin player Fred Kosak and violinist extraordinaire Alissa Wolf, will open the night. Recommended for those who like deep music with an edge of complicated beauty.
Details: $10 to $20 suggested donation (kids free), all ages, Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 to 11 p.m., iAm Music Institute (Indigo Room), 1315 N. Main Ave. #207, 799-7450Mega fire author dude at libraryMichael Kodas is a badass. He’s a bestselling author, a prize-winning photojournalist, and a firefighter. Why the hell are there so many giant forest fires these days? Kodas’ book, “Megafire: the Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame,” explores the topic. Get yer butt to the library for a good reading and talk.
Details: Free, all ages, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., www.durangopubliclibrary.orgA Willowtail Springs arts retrospectiveThe Durango Arts Center has helped sponsor 17 artist residencies at Willowtail Springs in Mancos. The “Reveries: Three Years of Willowtail Springs” opening reception will highlight artists like photographer Margy Dudley, professor and textile artist Ilze Aviks, and surrealist Dan Groth.
Details: Free, all ages, 5- 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., http://durangoarts.orgFun fashion at the DACFashion Fusion: Style in Motion is a runway fashion show where the clothing is made of unconventional materials. Clothes put focus not only on local businesses but on raising greenbacks for the DAC. You’ll see fashion made from wire, metal, and other radtastically sassy materials.
Details: $18, all ages, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., http://durangoarts.org/fashion-fusionMusic fest in MancosThe Rhythm and Soul Fest takes over Mancos this weekend. Fusion musician Nahko (of Nahko and Medicine for the People) will headline the fest with a solo set. It’ll be a mix of music, art, and spirituality presentations and workshops, with a focus on inspiration and transformation.
Details: Tix range from $48 (single day) to $128 (all weekend), all ages, Friday, Sept. 29, to Sunday, Oct. 1., Cottonwood Park, 275 Spruce St., Mancos, www.agapedurango.orgShiprock rock outMac DeMarco is a singer songwriter with a weirdo sense of humor. His chill-out tunes don’t necessarily mirror his stage antics, which have included sticking a drumstick in his ass. DeMarco’s on a national tour for his latest album, “This Old Dog.” His smallest stop will be in Shiprock. It’ll be a peculiarly intimate show with equal chance of getting grotesquely humorous or heartfelt. Lo Cash Ninjas, The Flossies, and Nizhoni Girls open.
Detail: $20, all ages, 7-11 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, Tsé Bit’a’í Chapter/ Shiprock Chapter House, http://bit.ly/2ypsM2T