DGO’s weekend picks in or near Durango

by DGO Web Administrator

Cinco de Mayo Durango-styleCinco de Mayo honors the unexpected victory of Mexico over the French at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862, a win that represented Mexican resistance to foreign intervention.

Americans celebrate it with booze and, apparently, avocados: 81 million of them are consumed in the U.S. on Cinco de Mayo. Have a few yourself at Balcony Bar and Grill, 600 Main Ave., during their Cinco de Mayo party on Friday, May 5 from 4-9 p.m.

Aztec band Beyond will supply the early evening funk fusion tunes and Ska Brewing will be around with swag and a raffle for a keg of Mexican Logger.

Free. 21 and over.

If you stick around late, ska band The Casual Fridays will be playing upstairs at the Balcony Backstage at 9:30 p.m.

Deets at www.balconybarandgrill.com

Magic Mike meets Farmington“I wasn’t naked – I was completely covered by a blue spotlight,” said famed stripper and author, Gypsy Rose Lee.

If you got a hankering for hot flesh and bright lights, Top Deck Concert Hall, 515 E. Main St. in Farmington, will host the Magic Mike Tribute Tour. Sexpot stripper dudes will giddy you up with never-ending abs and crotch-pops on Wednesday, May 10. Hunkalicious hardbodies will thrust you through a dollar-tucking good time.

Tickets start at $20 for this 21-and-over show.

Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Information: http://magicmikemalerevue.ticketfly.com/event/1443666

Mysterious artifact cabinets at DACA wunderkammer is a cabinet of curiosities that gained popularity in 18th century Europe. It contains oddities, religious or historic relics, and other items that pique a collector’s interest.

Denver-based artist Alicia Bailey has created modern wunderkammers with a book art emphasis. Her solo show opens at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., on Friday May, 5. There will be a free, all-ages reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Friends of the Art Library Gallery, upstairs at the DAC.

Info: http://durangoarts.org/foal-alicia-bailey/

The 2017 Durango Dandelion FestivalCelebrate life-bringing spring by filling your soul with the wide open sky and a world of music at this year’s Dandelion Festival in Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave. This free, all-ages fest will feature the music of Carute Roma, Wake up Laughing, The Missing Lynx, Kitchen Jam Band, Next Generation Fiddlers, Shimmy Mob, D-town Breakers, Dundunba, and more.

Dance till you drop, then pick yourself up again to visit local vendors, the maypole dance, organic food stalls, the thrift store, and beer garden.

Get your joy on from 1-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/226124197864220/

Do your mid-week Indiana Jones-styleThe San Juan Basin Archaeological Society’s bringing in a guest lecturer to talk about Chaco Canyon. Dr. Steve Lekson is a curator and professor at the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder.

On Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Lekson will present “Chaco: North and South” about the finds and story of the historic canyon. If you get to FLC’s Center for Southwest Studies early, there’s a mix-and-mingle at 6:30 p.m. The free presentation will be in the Lyceum, room 120.

All ages.

Details: http://bit.ly/2qbVgtn


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