Grab the micGot a poet’s soul? Got a guitar and the gumption to sing in public? Just love open mics? Durango Peace and Social Justice will host inclusive open mics on the first and third Friday of every month from September through December.
Details: Free, all ages, 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, San Marcos Mexican Restaurant, 21382 Highway 160, https://www.facebook.com/Durango-Social-Justice-Open-Mic-Night-2013495702215901/
Comedy worth the 45 minutes to Farmington The Second City is Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy and improve theater. Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Dan Aykroyd, and Steve Carell all studied comedy at Second City. None of them will be down in Farmington, but it shows you the caliber of the performers you’ll see at The Best of Second City at the Civic Center.
Details: $22 group rate, $30 GA, all ages, 7 p.m. doors and 7:30 show, Saturday, Sept. 23, Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St., Farmington, http://fmtn.org/489/Civic-Center-ShowsEvents
Neo traditional bluegrass on a TuesdayKickass bluegrass from Northside Chicago invades the ACT. The Henhouse Prowlers will bring the folksy soul outta ya with their expert interpretations of both old standards and originals.
Details: $10 advance and $12 day of, 18 and up, 8:30 doors and 9 p.m. show, Tuesday, Sept. 26, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, www.animascitytheatre.com
Free doc on a Tuesday nightHoly f, you want a miniseries that’s gonna make you wanna do better and change the world? “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” spends four hours with women in 10 countries battling sex trafficking, gender-based violence, and other forms of brutal oppression. Yet, it isn’t a hopeless documentary. It’s about women who battle their situations and bring opportunities to others. Excerpts of the miniseries will be shown on this movie night as a preview to author Nicholas Kristof’s (sold-out) visit to Community Concert Hall on Oct. 4.
Details: Free, all ages, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive, http://durangouu.org/blog/events
Everybody’s rockin’ docs on TuesdayThe Citizen’s Climate Lobby will also host a holy f good doc, “The True Cost,” at the Durango Public Library. This thoughtful, haunting film shows who makes America’s clothing and what low prices mean to those workers. It’s an absolute must-see movie.
Details: free, all ages, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., https://www.facebook.com/DurangoChapterCCL/