Hey, shortyFort Lewis College journalism and multimedia studies students will present a collection of student-made films for the biannual Shorts Fest. Stay after for a Q&A with the directors (and free food).
Details: April 20, free, 7 p.m., Fort Lewis College, Vallecito Room, 1000 Rim Drive, fortlewis.edu
Painted pot leafThe Art Experience and The Art Supply House are hosting a 4/20 Paint Party, where attendees (skilled or unskilled) can paint a cannabis leaf. All supplies will be provided. We can only hope that it includes holiday party favors, too.
Details: April 20, starting at $20, 7 p.m., The Art Experience, 1150 Main Ave., taedurango.com
Melted banjosThis weekend is the 24th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. Hear local, regional, and national acts such as the Becky Buller Band, the Molly Tuttle Band, and the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys strum, harmonize, and fiddle. Bring your own instrument to join in on a jam sesh.
Details: April 20-22, $90 weekend pass, various times, various venues, durangomeltdown.com
Poetry punchCome hear what the young voices of Durango have to say at the 1st annual Poetry Slam finals at Fort Lewis College. High school and middle school students will perform original pieces to see who will reign supreme.
Details: April 21, free, 4 p.m., Fort Lewis College, Noble Hall, room 130, 1000 Rim Drive, fortlewis.edu
A perfect pairHead to Mahogany Grille for Beer Dinner Wednesday. The Old West restaurant will serve five courses, each paired with a Telluride Brewing Co. brew, for your edible pleasure.
Details: April 25, $55 per person, 6:30 p.m., Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., mahoganygrille.com