DGO picks in and around Durango: August 30 to September 5

by DGO Web Administrator

PlaytimeThe manicured lawns and vanilla surface of suburbia aren’t as tame as they may seem. Next To Normal, the Tony Award and 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical, follows a mom with bipolar disorder and the effects it has on her family. The play tackles drug addiction, psychiatry, and suicide – with rock! Catch it at Durango Arts Center.

Details: August 30-31, Next to Normal, 7:30 p.m., $25, Durango Arts Center, 802 E 2nd Ave., durangoarts.org/next-to-normal

((((((VIBES))))))The club scene is miles away from Durango, but if you’re into that sort of thing, VibeSquaD’s show at Animas City Theater this weekend may be the closest you can get to it. The DJ, who hails from the Front Range, brings two other digital diddlers – Krunkle Tom and Astrologic – along to the Animas City stage.

Details: August 31, VibeSquaD, 9:45 p.m., $15, Animas City Theater, 128 E College Dr., animascitytheatre.com

Labor day offCheers to the third day off this week. You’ve earned that extra hangover. This weekend, catch a bike and car parade as they roll down Main Street, along with a burrito breakfast and live music.

Details: Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, Labor Day Weekend Celebration, various times, free, Main Ave. and 10th Street, downtowndurango.org/LaborDay

Fiddly-dee Just when you thought it was impossible for there to be another folk fest in the area, the 23rd annual Four Corners Folk Festival appears. You can catch bands such as The Accidentals, Tallgrass, Nahko and Medicine for the People and many more over the three-day music event.

Details: Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, Four Corners Folk Festival, various times, various prices, Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, folkwest.com

Downtown dealsOver 30 Main Avenue vendors are participating in Labor Day weekend sales. Find 30 to 50 percent off merch at Overland, half-off all summer items at Rose Duds, and a sidewalk sale at Maria’s Bookshop. Visit downtowndurango.org/shoplocal to find all the deals.

Details: Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, Shop Local, various places and hours, Downtown Durango, downtowndurango.org/shoplocal

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