DGO’s picks in and around Durango
Speed dating Single and ready to mingle? Turtle Lake Café will provide local, fresh snacks and juice during their pre-Valentine’s day speed dating party with plenty of games and prizes.
Details: $15 donation, adults of all ages, 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, Turtle Lake Café, 848 East Third Ave., www.turtlelakerefuge.orgMeet the artistsDurango won a National Endowment for the Arts grant for a community art project! The installation will be in the long medians at the U.S. Highway 550 and 160 intersection. Go to Ska Brewing to meet the three artists with proposals in the final running for the project.
Details: Free, all ages, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., www.facebook.com/skabrewing. You can also see the proposed projects at http://bit.ly/2DMXPIO. The city wants your input! From Feb. 5 to 23, you can vote at the same link on which proposal you like best.Booze and CRAFTING!The Pine River Library is hosting a craft night at the Billy Goat Saloon. Got a hammer? Bring it if you can. The craft is a string and nail heart with a recycled pallet wood base. Get hammered, hammering a heart together for that special someone in yer life.
Details: Free, 21 and over, 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 US Highway 160, Bayfield, www.facebook.com/pineriverlibraryYour pre-Valentine’s Day date nightThe dance floor is open and tunes will be provided by Silver and Strings, Loki Moon, and Will Cooter Gang. There’ll be a cash bar and a photobooth. Portion of proceeds go to the iAM Music Institute and Stillwater Music Foundation.
Details: $10 cash at door, 21 and up, 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, VFW, 1550 Main Ave., www.facebook.com/pg/lokimoonmusicJoy Harjo at StraterKSUT radio presents poet, musician, and author Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice at the Strater Theatre. Harjo has won critical acclaim for her musical and literary works, both of which often reflect themes of activism, survival, the natural world. It’s gonna be a sick freakin’ show, so be there.
Details: $25, all ages, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., www.henrystratertheatre.comMURS at ACT“They say that happiness is a choice. Well, I guess they get to choose. Put all them so-called friends with they fake ass friends, Ain’t never been in my shoes.” MURS lays down sick rhymes about everything from melancholy to police violence and he’ll be at the ACT with Def-I and Rize tha Rebel opening.
Details: $25, 18 and over, 8:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, Wednesday, Feb. 14, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, www.animascitytheatre.com