DGO’s weekend picks in or near Durango

by DGO Web Administrator

Get weird at the Olde SchoolhouseGlitter Wizard is going to kick out m-effin magical mystery psych rock at the Olde Schoolhouse, 46778 U.S. Highway 550, on Saturday, June 17. Heavy riffs and party jams will abound. If you ain’t riveted by this San Francisco mutant child of Hawkwind, you ain’t breathing.

Rad-ass local bands Long Con and God Awful open.

$5 donation at the door. Music starts at 10 p.m. There’s $2 PRB all night, and if you want pizza, you better call in an order before 9 p.m.

Juneteenth freedom celebrationJuneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of African-American slaves in the Confederate South. The first state to make Juneteenth a state holiday was Texas, in 1980.

This year, celebrate Juneteenth on Sunday, June 18, at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Highlights include DJ Mowgli, dancer Celestea Deanes, and an open mic. Free events roll from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Details: www.durangopeaceandjustice.org

The spirit of all things at Studio &You can always count on Studio &, 1027 Main Ave., to have an affordable, gorgeous show going on. This Friday, June 16, marks the opening of Totem, a sculptural show by Mike Brieger and Deborah Gorton. The artists examine how our dreams, memories, and collective consciousness infuse into the animate and inanimate objects around us.

Free opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m.

Reggae, psycho blues at the ACTThe roots reggae band, SEE-I, featuring members of the Thievery Corporation, passes through the Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, on Friday, June 16. This heartfelt party band blends hip-hop, dancehall, funk and rock.

Dragondeer, a psychedelic blues band out of Denver, opens.

Doors 8:30 p.m. and show at 9.

Tix are $25 advance/$28 day of.

When the kids are united Punk rockers take over Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway, in Albuquerque on Wednesday, June 21, for Warped Tour. Gates open at 11 a.m. and music goes all day long. Bands include Sick of It All, The Dickies, Hatebreed, CKY, Hawthorne Heights, Save Ferris, and Alestorm – plus, like, a million more.

Tickets will run you $37.50 (plus fees) for a day of rivet belts, mohawks, kickass tunes, rudies, and, probably, a sunburn.

Info at http://vanswarpedtour.com

Get that good medicine The Good Medicine Confluence showcases empowering methods to heal your body and the world. 2017’s theme, “The Art of Healing, the Savoring of Life,” is explored through over 80 classes covering cannabis science and cultivation, traditional medicine, botanical perfumes, plant dyes, basketry, locavore cuisine, transgender therapeutics, and much more.

From Wednesday, June 14 to June 18, you can quest for methods of empowerment in settings like concerts, walks, and classes, with a home base of Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr.

Tickets range from $99 to $399.

More info (and locals discount code for online tickets) at www.planthealer.org/intro.html


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