DGO’s picks in and around Durango

by David Holub

Art extravaganza at Studio &Get your ass to “Still/Unstill,” the free art opening at Studio & this weekend. The show is curated by Maureen May and features art by “Wayward Pines” author Blake Crouch, DGO editor David Holub, Sandra Butler, Stacey Sotosky, and more. Bonus: 20Moons Dance Company will perform.

Details: free, all ages, 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, Studio &, 1027 Main Ave., www.anddurango.com

Foot-stomping bluegrass at BalconyFellowship of the Strings is gonna make the Balcony bounce on Friday with power-stomping bluegrass tunes. Good vibes will roll from Durango to The Shire and you’re gonna wanna piece of that preciousness.

Details: Free, 21 and over, 9:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., www.balconybarandgrill.com

Transgender Day of RemembranceNov. 20 marks the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). It’s an international day of action dedicated to mourning those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. TDoR was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in Massachusetts. Durango’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance service that all are welcome to join.

Details: Free, all ages, 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Drive, www.facebook.com/DurangoUU

“Angels in America” at ACTThe National Live Theatre’s production of “Angels in America: Part One” begins on Saturday, with part two being shown the following Saturday, Nov. 25. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place during the 1980s and is a complex, compelling exploration of what queer life was like during the onset of the AIDS crisis and the Reagan administration’s refusal to acknowledge the epidemic.

Details: $15 for each part, all ages, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, for part one, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, for part two, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, www.animascitytheatre.com

Get all ice-climby at SkaIf you’re one of those badasses who likes to climb intense ice mountains while the rest of us watch Netflix docs about ice mountains, Ska is hosting a Winter Warm-up Party just for you. Local ice climbing legends Kevin Lindlau, Brandon Mathis, and Bee Alaine Mathis present on the upcoming season. Plus, there’s a “Figure Four” competition and a raffle with prizes from Petzl, Camp USA, and more.

Details: Free entry but donations encouraged, 21 and over, 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St., www.facebook.com/DurangoAAC

Beer + books = YAASSSThe Durango Public Library wants to get drunk with you and chat about books. Or, ya know, at least get tipsy. Books and Brews is a monthly book club that takes place at Animas Brewing. A librarian leads an open discussion where anyone who wants to stop by the book club can rant or rave about the books in their life and hear about awesome new books from everyone else there.

Details: Free, 21 and over, boozing not required, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, Animas Brewing, 1560 East Second Ave., www.durangopubliclibrary.org

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