Boogie tunes and elegant boozeDurango Craft Spirits is really classing up Main Ave. with their small-batch spirits. Stillhouse Junkies will bring ecstatic roots music to DCS’ cozy tasting room. Great for an easygoing date or space to put your elbows on the counter and chill to fantastic Americana.
Details: Free, 21 and over, 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, Durango Craft Spirits, 1120 Main Ave., Suite 2, www.facebook.com/durangospirits
Art market opening at DACIt’s Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market time! The Durango Arts Center opens their annual holiday market of affordable to high-end original arts and crafts. Have a gander at over 40 regional and Durango artists, then give the gift of local art this soon-to-be snowy season. Opens on Friday, Nov. 24. and closes on Saturday, Dec. 23.
Details: Free entry, all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, http://durangoarts.org
Get Badly Bent at BackstageDurango’s longest running bluegrass band, Badly Bent, will keep you on the sunnyside with a rocky top Kentucky waltz this holiday weekend. Time to get your bourbon-sippin’ and bluegrass on.
Details: Free, 21 and over, 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, Balcony Bar and Grill Backstage, 600 Main Ave., www.balconybarandgrill.com
Indies First at Maria’sFan-damn-tastic local authors takeover Maria’s during the bookshop’s annual Thanksgiving weekend sale. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., indie authors such as Stew Mosberg, Chuck Greaves, and Patty Templeton will wander the store talking to folks. Plus, Maria’s has an audiobook sale going on.
Details: Free, all ages, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, www.mariasbookshop.com
LGBTQ potluck partyIf your Thanksgiving sucked and you want another chance to party without your evil uncle Ted railing about politics, Identity, Inc. is hosting a LGBTQ potluck. Bring a dish to share in the feast during this weekend friendsgiving that celebrates queer culture.
Details: Free, all ages, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, Indentity, Inc., 204 W. Main St., Farmington, www.facebook.com/IdentityIncFarmington
Local First celebration at SkaThe “Be Local Coupon Book” is celebrating its 10th birthday. You can pick one up for $25 and you get 5,000 bucks in savings from local businesses. Local First will host the coupon book launch at Ska with giveaways, food by Zia, and music by Jonas Grushkin.
Details: All ages, kids 10 and under free, $5 adults, $15 gets entry, two tacos, and a beer, 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, www.facebook.com/LocalFirstLaPlata