DGO’s picks in and around Durango

by DGO Web Administrator

Wedding play by “True Blood” dudeAlan Ball, creator of the dramedy “Six Feet Under” and the sextastic vampire show “True Blood,” wrote a m-effin comedic play called “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” Five drastically different bridesmaids hide from an overbearing wedding reception in the bride’s sister’s room in Ball’s irreverent, super fun play running from March 2 to 11.

Opening details: $20 DAC member, $24 general, all ages, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., http://durangoarts.org/five-women-wearing-the-same-dress

Closing reception at DACDid you see the disembodied boobs at the DAC? OK, OK, so Rosemary Meza-DesPlas’ “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” is more than boobs. You have a last chance to check it out for yourself with a spoken word performance by Meza-DesPlas, too.

Details: Free, all ages, 5-7 p.m., 6 p.m. spoken word, Friday, March 2, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., www.facebook.com/durangoart

Spring Fling at Balcony The Balcony has lined up two killer bands for a weekend of funky, fresh tunes. Friday night, Durango FUNK Allstars rock the stage; Saturday night Sky Pilot will slay.

Details for both nights: Free, 21 and over, 9:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., www.facebook.com/BalconyBackstage

Gypsy dance party in CortezFour Corners’ gypsy punk band Carute Roma is back near town laying down eclectic sounds. If you don’t dance at this show, our guess is your soul is trapped in a mason jar in a dark, arctic basement … or maybe you have bad knees.

Details: $12 advance, $15 doors, all ages, 6:15 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show, Saturday, March 3, Sunflower Theatre, 8 East Main St., Cortez, https://sunflowertheatre.org

Americana at the ACTTouring hardcore on their third album, “Under the Lights,” San Francisco’s Midnight North are a rambunctious but elegant country rock band that are sure to get you strutting.

Details: $10 advance, $12 doors, 18 and over, 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show, Monday, March 5, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, www.animascitytheatre.com

Durango’s Springsteen coming to Red ScarfThe local singer, but internationally touring, Thom Chacon will bring his brand of Americana and cinematic roots tunes to the Red Scarf Listening Room. The show is limited to 40 seats in an intimate setting, so get them tickets early.

Details: $30, all ages, 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, Red Scarf Studio Listening Room, 121 W. 32nd St., www.facebook.com/redscarfstudio

Country rock royalty at FLCIf you don’t know the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, you’re probably a cave-living bear because how the ef would you not know of their “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”-Doc-Watson-Mother-Maybelle-Carter-Roy-Acuff raditude?!? John McEuen was a founding member and he’s brining his String Wizards to FLC. The dude’s known Steve Martin since high school and McEuen was the first to give Martin banjo lessons. Booyah. Don’t miss this show.

Details: $26-$39, all ages, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive, www.durangoconcerts.com

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