DGO’s picks in and around Durango

by DGO Web Administrator

Free entry at national parksIt’s the National Park Service’s birthday, and to celebrate, Aug. 25 is a free entry day, where admissions fees are waived to all national parks. It’s a perfect opportunity to visit Mesa Verde on the cheap. Mind you, the admissions waiver doesn’t include camping or amenity fees (like special tours).

Details: Free, all-day, Friday, Aug. 25, http://bit.ly/2hRj6dD

Downtown honky-tonkin’Bluegrass power trio Red Light Rodeo plays the Balcony Backstage, giving you a hella swell end to your San Juan Brewfest. You can expect influences as far flung as British whaling ballads and western swing.

Details: Free, 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., www.balconybarandgrill.com

Fight night at Cerda 7Floyd Mayweather admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that he doesn’t like the trixie Dubliner Conor McGregor. Mayweather is coming out of an undefeated retirement to face off against McGregor in Las Vegas, live streamed on PPV. You can catch the fight at Cerda 7.

Details: $25, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, Cerda 7 Cantina y Comida, 639 Main Ave., www.cerda7cantinaycomida.com

Celtic tunes in Farmington Want a free date night with yourself or some hottie? Hit up Farmington’s Summer Terrace Concert series. This week, Devil’s Dram, a Celtic fusion band, will play near the Animas River. Bring your own lawn chair or your dancing shoes.

Details: Free, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington https://farmingtonnm.org/events/summer-terrace-concert-series/

Ken Burns in TellurideAre you kidding us? KEN m-effing BURNS? Yeah, award-winning documentarian with PBS hits like “The Civil War,” “The National Parks,” and “Prohibition” is going to be in Telluride. There will be a screening of episode four of “Jazz,” a Q&A with Burns, and a book signing sponsored by the Telluride Historical Museum.

Details: $5 students, $20 members, $25 general, doors at 5:30, show at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, Palm Theatre, 721 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride, http://www.telluridemuseum.org

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