Lassie would be proudThe worst dog is still better than the best human. Let’s celebrate man’s best pal at the Bow Wow Film Fest, a traveling movie festival with flicks about K9s. All the proceeds from the event go to the La Plata County Humane Society. Hopefully, Air Bud makes an appearance.
Details: August 2, $7, 6 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East 2nd Ave., bowwowfilmfest.com
Dirty, dirty, naughty raceHave you been suppressing your inner dirty girl or boy? Are you feeling uncomfortable reading this? Me too. Keep your lecherous thoughts buried deep inside and sign up for the Durango Muck and Mire Adventure Race instead. It’s a muddy 5k with over 20 different obstacles. It’s a nasty, nasty, dirty race.
Details: August 4, $50, 10 a.m., Purgatory Resort, #1 Skier Place, purgatoryresort.com/events/mud/
Beers in BayfieldJust when we thought we couldn’t be any more bloated by the buckets of summer beer we’ve consumed, the first annual Pine River Brewfest shows up. Celebrate beer, wine, and sunshine with 25 beverage vendors and 12 BBQ booths with a lineup of musical entertainment.
Details: August 4, various prices, 12 p.m., Eagle Park, 1169 Highway 160B, Bayfield, pineriverbrewfest.com
Ghosts play musicWe didn’t know it was possible for more than two redheads to be in the same room together, but apparently five can be in a band. Folk/pop/rock band Gingerbomb is saving on the SPF by playing indoors at The Listening Room this weekend. Catch them in their freckly glory.
Details: August 8, $20, 7 p.m., The Listening Room, 121 West 32nd St., gingerbombband.com
Dreaded soundsBust out the herb, because The Movement is rolling (blunts) into town. The band, inspired by Sublime and the Pixies, recently released their latest single, “Cool Me Down,” which debuted at the top of the iTunes reggae chart. Hear it live at Animas City Theater.
Details: August 8, $12, 9 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr., themovementvibe.com