Vivid art opening at FLC Durango artist Bethany Bachmann creates striking, bright pastels on watercolor paper that curve and delight with languid figures exploring the world and each other. Bachmann’s most recent show, “Outside In Inside Out,” will open in Fort Lewis College’s theater lobby. Light apps and bevs will be served.
Bonus: You can catch “Urinetown: The Musical” after the art reception in the same locale. Tix $10 to $18.
Details: Free art opening, all ages, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, Fort Lewis College theater lobby, 1000 Rim Dr., www.durangoconcerts.comParty for the pupsLet’s face it. You are gonna drink. You might as well have the proceeds of your boozing go to a good cause. Pongas is donating 25 percent of all beverage sales on Thursday to Death Row Rescues, a nonprofit that partners with overcrowded animal shelters to save innocent animals from being euthanized. Free pizza while it lasts and live music round out your thirsty Thursday.
Details: Free entry, 21 and over, 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, Pongas, 121 West Eighth St., www.facebook.com/DeathRowRescuesIndie pop at BalconyWhiskey Autumn, synth-infused ’60s pop rockers outta Boulder, hit the Balcony this weekend. Their buoyant, sometimes sweetly vulnerable tunes are perfect to dance to.
Details: Free, 21 and over, 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., www.balconybarandgrill.comHigh-energy bluegrass a-comin’Montana’s Kitchen Dwellers play galaxygrass, whatever the hell that loveliness is. Something kin to funk country jamgrass. Experience it for yourself at the ACT.
Details: $10 advance, $12 day-of, 18 and over, 8:30 doors, 9 p.m. show, Wednesday, Nov. 15, Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Dr., www.animascitytheatre.com
Free doc at the library“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election” is a doc by fedora-wearing investigative journalist Greg Palast. The flick focuses on how people of color were purged from voter rolls through a process called Crosscheck. Whatever your politics, it’s a hella of a conversation starter.
Details: Free, all ages, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., www.facebook.com/DemsOnTheMove