Transgender 101 Adrien Lawyer is the co-director of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico and will be at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 17 to give a free talk about transgender people, their lives, and the issues they face.
Absolutely everyone is welcome. This is a transgender 101 so if you don’t know anything about transgender people, this talk is perfect for you. If you know a little but have questions, this talk is perfect for you. Basically this talk is for anyone searching to build community in the Four Corners.
Talk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Art reception at Studio &Metal scraps and random finds become gorgeous art in the craftsmanship-meets-recycled mixed media wonderworks created by Rosie Carter and David Butler. They turn the detritus of our lives into illuminated artwork.
“Rural Electric Underground: Lit Work by Rosie Carter and David Butler” opens at Studio &, 1027 Main Ave., on Friday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Can’t make opening night? The show will be at Studio & from Aug. 18 to 27.
Details at https://www.anddurango.com.
From Brooklyn to the Four CornersThe Brother Brothers, a duo made up of twins David and Adam, will throw down soulful, sorrowful Americana at the Dolores River Brewery, 100 S. Fourth St., Dolores, on Saturday, Aug. 19. The sounds of the five-string fiddle, cello, and guitar will start off at 8 and go to 11 p.m.
All ages. Free. Enjoy a dang tasty pizza while you’re there.
Skate or die! Plus nachos and beerThe Durango Roller Girls face off on the flat track against the Albuquerque Unicorns on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Chapman Hill, 500 Florida Rd. The derby doors open at 6 p.m. and the bout starts at 7. The concession stand will be open and Ska Brewery will be selling brewskis.
There are only two home bouts left, so you’re running out of time to shout, “GET HER! SLAM HER! COME ON!” at athletic women who can skate circles around your nacho-holding, beer-swigging self.
$10 in advance, $15 day of. More at https://www.facebook.com/DurangoRollerGirls.
Stare into the sun, kind ofHave you heard about the solar eclipse? The sun will be blotted out by the moon on Monday, Aug. 21. The last time a total eclipse crossed the U.S. was 1918, so it’s a big, awesomely nerdy deal and you better not just sit at your cubicle and miss it.
Hit up the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino Del Rio, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to watch the solar eclipse in a SAFE way. Seriously smalls, you stare at that thing without the proper glasses and you can burn your retinas. Knowledgeable experts and safety glasses will be on hand for the free event.
More info at https://powsci.org