Laughs at the RanchQ: What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?
A: Make me one with everything.
BWAHA! OK. OK. If you want better jokes, hit up The Ranch to see Boston comic Jordan Handren-Seavey throw down. Elliot Weber and Allie Wolfe are also on the badass bill.
Details: Free, 21 and over, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan .25, El Rancho, 975 Main Ave., www.facebook.com/comedyshowcasedurango
Beachy AF over hereWinter blows, as it is witch-tit cold out there. Despair not. At the opening reception “Aloha Aina – ‘love of the land’” take in hula dances, traditional Hawaiian Oli (chants), along with new paintings and mixed media from Carol Meckling.
Details: Free, all ages, 5-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, Studio &, 1027 Main Ave., www.anddurango.com
80s dance partyBeat it like a virgin when you spin me right round baby because I wanna dance with somebodyyyyyyyyy! Get your 1980s fix at the ACT’s ’80s video dance party.
Details: $8, 18 and over, 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Dr., www.animascitytheatre.com
Snowdown music triviaIrish Embassy hosts Snowdown’s oldest music trivia tradition. Gather a team of four and get ready to be quizzed on everything from early rock ’n’ roll to heavy metal and hip-hop. You can preregister by email (to [email protected]) or in-person sign-up starts at 5 p.m. day-of.
Details: $40 for a team of four, 21 and over, 5 p.m. sign-up, 6 p.m. trivia starts, Wednesday, Jan. 31, Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., www.facebook.com/Aiko-Aiko-Sound-100777099996084
Gong showCan you juggle beer cans? Maybe you’ve got a burrito-themed burlesque act? Single and group acts are welcome to perform at the Wild Horse’s Gong Show. Or, hey, you can simply watch the talented and weird perform. Either way, profits go to support Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County.
Details: $5 entry fee or $10 performer fee, 21 and over, Wednesday, Jan. 31, Wild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave., www.facebook.com/WildHorseSaloonDurango
PartyTown before SnowdownIffin you can’t wait to dance and get smashed at Snowdown itself, hit up Hau-5’s Proper Snowdown Pre-Party at Joel’s Bar. Black tie ain’t required but dress to impress at this electro dance party featuring DJ nOOnz, Squoze, and Peter Robot.
Details: Free, 21 and over, 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, Joel’s Bar, 119 West Eighth St., www.facebook.com/durango.edm
Durango Voice auditionsDurango Voice is holding auditions for their 2018 show via mp3 submission. Get your submission to [email protected] by Jan. 31 for consideration in the show. Full submission details at www.facebook.com/events/1768326466804126.