DGO picks in and around Durango: July 12 to 18
Meaty music See, hear, and taste, but don’t touch any strangers at the James Ranch Burger and a Band Summer Series. Catch a live show by local musicians and snag your choice of a beef or veggie burger from Harvest Grill and Greens. This week, StillHouse Junkies take the stage.
Details: July 12, $20, 5 p.m., James Ranch, 33846 Highway 550, jamesranch.net/events
Fiber feast Learn about the wild food growing around you on a plant walk with Katrina Blair, founder of the environmental nonprofit Turtle Lake Refuge. After learning about edible plants, you can forage yourself, enjoy a wild food dinner, wine and apple cider bar, and live music.
Details: July 13, $45, 5:30 p.m., Turtle Lake Refuge, 848 East 3rd Ave., turtlelakerefuge.orgFry festSound design group Unify Mountain Soundz will be hosting Fryday the Thirteenth party with music by Squoze, Teknique, Dancing Arrow, Krunkle Tom, and more. Your head might explode from the heavy sounds, or from the delicious tacos at San Marcos Mexican restaurant.
Details: July 13, 9 p.m., donations accepted, San Marcos Mexican Restaurant, 21382 Highway 160, unifymtnsoundz.comJoy RIDEThis weekend marks the 7th Annual RIDE Festival, a rock ‘n’ roll fest where the musicians have the challenge of competing against the stunning views of Telluride for the festival spotlight. Jam band The String Cheese Incident headlines both nights, with performances by Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and others taking the stage at the Telluride Town Park.
Details: July 14-15, various times, tickets starting at $200, Telluride Town Park, Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, 500 E. Colorado Ave., Telluride, ridefestival.comWalk and wine Women of Colorado will be hosting Durango Hike Now, Wine Later, a casual after work hike at Falls Creek, which will be rewarded with a wine tasting picnic and snacks. Meet other women who are interested in the outdoors (and booze) and the desire for self-improvement. There is limited space, so register beforehand.
Details: July 18, 5:15 p.m., free, tentative location at Falls Creek, womenofcolorado.co