Go see this movie“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” said activist and writer James Baldwin. Samuel L. Jackson narrates “I am Not Your Negro,” a documentary not only on Baldwin’s life and writing but an examination of race in America. It’s a must-see movie with an optional, facilitated discussion after.
Details: Free, all ages, 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., www.durangopubliclibrary.org
Art opening at DAC“The Shape of Water,” an art show by Julia Klema, opens at the Durango Arts Center. Klema’s solo show exhibits her printmaking, alternative process photography, and writing with a focus on how humans interact with their landscapes.
Details: Free, all ages, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., http://durangoarts.org
Dance and donateKrunkle Tom will bring glitch hop future funk to the Balcony along with the dream rock of Space Wail. Folks are encouraged to bring new and gently-used winter gear, like hats, gloves, and jackets, to benefit local charities. For each item donated, you get one drink ticket (five-ticket max).
Details: Free, 21 and over, 5:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. music, Friday, Jan. 12, Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., www.balconybarandgrill.com
Uke up and wine outOm nom nom, WE LOVE FOUR LEAVES WINERY! Also, ukuleles. So hell yes, mash the two together. The Durango Uke Circle hosts a jam session with Caitlin Cannon.
Details: Free (but tip jar donation appreciated for featured guest), all ages, 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, Four Leaves Winery, 528 Main Ave., www.facebook.com/rockymountainukefest
Durango author at Maria’s It’s the 1950s. A woman in Louisiana unlocks the secrets to her own past through her work to provide last suppers to death row inmates. That’s the sum-up of “The Last Suppers,” by Mandy Mikulencak. The book is fresh from 2017 and received a starred review from notable booknerd mag Library Journal. You can catch Mikulencak at Maria’s bookshop for a reading and a discussion.
Details: Free, all ages, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., www.mariasbookshop.com
Durango Diaries at PowerhouseThe Durango Herald has a new bi-weekly speaker series highlighting contemporary and historical Durango issues. The first session kicks off with a variety of speakers, including a philanthropist, business owners, and local historian Duane Smith, who will speaking on the theme of “Home.” Get your stories plus REFRESHMENTS!
Details: Free, all ages, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, www.facebook.com/TheDurangoHerald