Gypsy punksDo you love beer? And punk music? And more beer? Great, because Animas River Days will be hosting their annual fundraiser and silent auction with music from Carute Roma at Ska Brewing. Carute Roma is a band that mixes traditional Roma music, punk, and the accordion, trumpet, and harmonies, which are sung in six different languages, to create a mix of sheer awesomeness.
Details: May 10, free, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing, 255 Girard St., animasriverdays.com
Fresh paintArt lovers, unite. You can enjoy the warm air and sweet new art at Durango’s Spring Gallery Walk, hosted by the Durango Gallery Association. Stop by Studio & for contemporary works, Sorrel Sky for Southwestern style, Earthen Vessel for rustic ceramics, and other galleries – Azul; Diane West Jewelry and Art; Durango Arts Center; Karyn Gabaldon Arts; Scenic Aperture; Toh-Atin Gallery; and Wildshots Gallery. – not only to see what’s new this season, but perhaps snag a fancy piece of art (or two).
Details: May 11, free, 5 p.m., various locations, durangogalleries.com
Young professionals Local artist Mariah Kaminsky’s “The Tomorrow Show” will be opening at Animas Chocolate Company. Her paintings depict children in professions such as doctors, vets, or police officers. They serve as a reminder that today’s kids will be tomorrow’s heroes.
Details: May 11, free, 5 p.m., Animas Chocolate Company, 920 Main Ave., mariahkaminsky.com
Flying circusWant to hang out with the Mad Hatter? Well, Durango Ariel Arts and Acrobats will be presenting “Circus in Wonderland,” a high-flying adaptation of the classic story “Alice In Wonderland,” with aerial silks, ropes, trapeze acts, and hoops, so you may be able to do just that. If you get there early, you can bid on items from local businesses in a silent auction.
Details: May 12, $25, 6 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, daaacircus.com
Plant powerThe power of plants is an awesome thing. You can learn about their healing powers at the Good Medicine Confluence, where there will be specialty classes, such as the art of herbalism, cultivation, and sex and herbs, among many others. There will also be plant healers and specialists, along with Qigong (gentle breathing exercise) classes.
Details: May 16-20, starting at $159 for a single day pass, $379 for a week pass, 10:30 a.m., Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, planthealer.org