DGO picks in and around Durango: November 29 to December 5
Rocking rock musicDavid Bowie, Prince, Kurt Cobain, Patti Smith, Mick Jagger – doesn’t matter the musicians or the era. Dress up as your favorite rock star and show up ready to party at iAM MUSIC’s ROCK the Rock Lounge event. This “fundraiser with a musical twist” is for any and all rock music fans looking to get their groove on and get one last taste of Halloween. Jam out to ballads by J-Calvin, StillHouse Junkies, and iAM MUSIC students and enjoy a plethora of appetizers and booze to accompany your music-fueled evening.
Details: Nov. 30, ROCK the Rock Lounge, 6:30 p.m., $20 early bird, $25 day of, The Rock Lounge, 111 E. 30th Street, iammusic.usJazz it upThere’s nothing fancier than an evening of smooth, smooth jazz, are we right? For your listening pleasure, the Jeff Solon Jazz Trio will be bringing their skills to the table this weekend. Solon, who started his musical career as a street performer, has performed not only all across the Southwest, but in Central and South America as well. The self-taught, award-winning musician is versed in the sax, piano, clarinet, flute, and yes, even the harmonica. So get your sexy jazz on and don’t miss this zestful performance.
Details: Dec. 1, Jeff Solon Jazz Trio, 6 p.m., Seven Rivers Steaks Seafood Spirits at Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Highway 172, Ignacio, skyutecasino.comChop dat treeDig out your axes cuz it’s that time of year where we all drag dead trees into our homes and decorate them with lights and ornaments. Humans are weird, man. Anyway, take a ride on the Cascade Canyon Train so you can cut down your very own bona fide Christmas tree in the San Juan National Forest. While we know that sounds like the forest is being destroyed by holiday nuts, the designated tree-cutting area is a space where passengers can visit to cut down their own small white fir trees AND help reduce fire danger along the tracks. Tree choppin’ is hard work, so be sure to dress warmly.
Details: Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, Christmas Tree Train, 9:45 a.m., $69, tree permit is $8, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 479 Main Avenue, durangotrain.com