DGO’s picks in and around Durango

Karaoke for a causeYou’re going to get drunk this weekend. You’ll probably end up singing. Why not get drunk and sing for a good cause? Admissions, tips, and silent auction monies raised will be donated to Gina Cottom for breast cancer treatment. Karaoke hosted by Chris Brophy and the Colorado Restaurant Association, Durango chapter, will match all tips raised up to $1,000.

Details: $5, 18 and over, 6:30 doors, 8:30 p.m. karaoke, Friday, Dec. 15, Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Dr., www.animascitytheatre.com

Snowdown beer tappingOK. OK. We know. Snowdown ain’t till February, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start boozing for it. Ska will tap the official beer for Snowdown 2018. This year’s theme? “It’s a Black Tie Affair.” Get your beer on and, of course, costumes are encouraged.

Details: Free entry, 21 and over, 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., www.facebook.com/www.snowdown.org

Jay, Silent Bob in DurangoF and yes. Director Kevin Smith and his pal Jason Mewes, most known for roles as Jay and Silent Bob in radtastic movies like “Clerks” and “Dogma,” are in Durango for a live recording of their No. 1-rated podcast, “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old.” If you like lewd humor, brutal honesty, and a chance at audience participation, get your ass to the show

Details: All ages but shit gets adult so you may not want your under-18-er going, $26-$39, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr., www.durangoconcerts.com

Metal AF Cut off your shirt sleeves, grow your hair, and get a good growl on, Winter Metaland Metalfest is here. Seventeen underground metal bands, like Animal At Will!, Cinematica, Heart Museum, and Under Exile, take over Top Deck in Farmington from noon to midnight.

Details: All ages, $10, doors at noon, first band at 12:20 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, Top Deck Concert Hall, 515 East Main St., Farmington, www.facebook.com/MbEntertainmentNM

Art at BalconyStill need to get that holiday shopping done? Balcony has a local artists’ night coming up. Expect a handful of rad vendors of arts, crafts, and jewelry for last-minute gift ideas.

Details: 21 and over, free entry, 7-10 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20, Balcony Bar and Grill, 600 Main Ave., www.facebook.com/BalconyBackstage