Sick of staring out the window?

by DGO Web Administrator

Looking for a way to pass the time in and around Durango? Aren’t we all.

While the pandemic has kicked our social lives right in the crotch over the last year, it looks like we may finally be on a slight upswing. Things aren’t great just yet, but there are more and more socially distant events popping up to help pass the time.

If you’re crawling the walls in your house, mask up, get out for a bit, and head out to one of these events happening in April in the Four Corners. Your social life, and sanity, will thank you.

Annual Local First Celebration

April 1, 11 am

Online event

Join us, Local First, for our annual member meeting!

This year we are celebrating our local community with an exciting appearance by our special guest and keynote speaker, Stacy Mitchell.

Mitchell is an advocate for local and independent businesses and nationally known for her bold and unapologetic stance against corporate monopolies, including Amazon, for which she was profiled in The New York Times.

Register today for our COVID-adapted Zoom festivities that include local lunch vouchers, raffle prizes and an awards ceremony!

Nominate your favorite businesses for awards and register for the event on our website

https://local-first.org/event/local-celebration-2021/

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

April 1-4, 2021

Streaming information coming soon at fortlewis.edu/theatre

Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Dr. Theatre Dept., Rm. 119

Durango, CO 81301

Both poignant and funny, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon.

Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted autistic fifteen-year-old, sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor’s dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself, his mother, and the world.

Divine Light Healing Center Grand Opening Celebration

April 4, 2 pm

Divine Light Healing Center

140 Mesa St., Mancos

The Divine Light Healing Center in Mancos invites the community to its free Grand Opening Celebration and Art Show featuring live classical music, art by Annie Brooks and Tim Katpuska and refreshments.

One Team Scavenger Hunt

April 5 and 6, Open times

Main Avenue

Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection.

Young and old, individuals, families or friends. Participate in a group, as a couple, or individually. Create multiple teams and race each other. Almost all of our adventures are designed to be wheelchair and stroller friendly and all are carefully crafted to be entertaining and informative with something to appeal to all ages.

Because our adventures are self-guided you can play any time on any day – no reservations required! Complete the adventure as quickly as possible to win first place or take your time and smell the roses. The goal is to have fun enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the various locations you will visit.

$49.99 per team or $94.99 VIP Access. Price is per team, not per person. Groups can be any size, but teams of two, three or four work best.

7 Rivers Farmers Market

Tuesdays in April, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

La Plata County Fairgrounds

Indoor winter farmers market. Every Tuesday from 12-3. Local farmers, food vendors and Artisans.

We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked goods, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more.

Taco Tuesday

Tuesdays in April, Open to close

Gazpacho New Mexican Restaurant

Join us for our weekly special — Taco Tuesday! Enjoy carne asada tacos and Tecate beers for $2.50 each. Our inviting dining area can accommodate large groups and our fun bar atmosphere is great for friends and more!

Larry Carver & Jack Ellis at the Diamond Belle Saloon

April 9, 5:30 pm

Diamond Belle Saloon

699 Main Ave., Durango

Larry Carver and Jack Ellis play at the Diamond Belle Saloon in the Strater Hotel at 5:30 pm.

Larry Carver & Jack Ellis at the Diamond Belle Saloon

April 10, 5:30 pm

Diamond Belle Saloon

699 Main Ave., Durango

Larry Carver and Jack Ellis play at the Diamond Belle Saloon in the Strater Hotel at 5:30 pm.

Jose Villareal

April 10, 12 pm

Tico Time River Resort RV Park

20 Road 2050, Aztec, NM

Catch some live music out at Tico Time River Resort with Jose Villareal, who will be dishing out everything from rock, pop, blues, country music, and Spanish favorites.

Mountain Archery Fest

April 10-12, All day

Spring Hollow Ranch, Hesperus, CO

Mountain Archery Fest is a 3-D festival designed with both the recreational and competitive archer in mind. MAF welcomes every discipline of Archery for every age, ability and most importantly, families. We do this by building 4 courses designed with every shooter in mind. We have built the most complete and all-inclusive 3-D event at the most magnificent mountain resorts in the country.

Mountain Archery Fest features the ONE AND ONLY Pope and Young World Record course: Archers shoot at 3D Targets that represent the P&Y World Class Record in yardage and angle of the 29 North American Big Game Records kept by the Pope and Young Club.

Not only does our event provide something for every archer but it is truly a festival. Also included in true festival style we have Vendor Village, seminars, elk calling competitions, Archery Tag and a free kid’s course.

One Team Scavenger Hunt

April 10 and 12, Open times

Main Avenue in Durango

Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection.

Young and old, individuals, families or friends. Participate in a group, as a couple, or individually. Create multiple teams and race each other. Almost all of our adventures are designed to be wheelchair and stroller friendly and all are carefully crafted to be entertaining and informative with something to appeal to all ages.

Because our adventures are self-guided you can play any time on any day – no reservations required! Complete the adventure as quickly as possible to win first place or take your time and smell the roses. The goal is to have fun enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the various locations you will visit.

Virtual Speed Dating for Professional Singles!

April 12, 7 pm

Online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-speed-dating-for-professional-singles-tickets-138198666933

Cost: $24

Single and Ready to Mingle? Then make yourself known and RSVP today for Virtual Speed Dating for Professional Singles!

Philly DA

April 14, 2021 at 2 pm

Online @ Durango Public Library Zoom webinar

The Durango Public Library presents a virtual screening of “Philly DA,” a documentary on prison incarceration in Philadelphia – and changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. Email [email protected] or call 970-375-3380 for login information.

A Conversation with Anne Hillerman

Maria’s Bookshop

April 15, 6:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the release of Anne Hillerman’s newest novel, Stargazer.

Zoom Details to Come.

“Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest.”

More info about the book and event at: www.mariasbookshop.com/events-calendar

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

Fri, Apr 16 – Sun, Apr 18

Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave

Durango, CO

Kick off spring time fun at the annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. There will be loads of bands, food, venues and entertainment through town and along the Animas River. During the day, there will be free concerts for everyone to enjoy, followed by hours of concerts at night. During the Meltdown, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to jam with other musicians – in hallways, on sidewalks, and many other locations. Don’t play? Relax and enjoy the scene!

The Meltdown has something for everyone – including young folks! From our Bluegrass in the Schools program, to children’s workshops and the Old Time Barn Dance, there’s a lot for the younger set to do. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Mesa Verde Free Entrance Day

April 17, All day

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Mile .7 Headquarters Loop Road

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde waives it’s entry fee several times each year. This is due to efforts to encourage everyone to visit their national park, and applies to all national parks.

Larry Carver and Ben Gibson at Derailed

April 17, 6 pm

Derailed Pour House

725 Main Ave., Durango

Larry Carver & Ben Gibson play at the Derailed Pour House on Saturday from 6-9 pm.

A Conversation with Luke Mehall and The Climbing Zine

Maria’s Bookshop

April 20, 7 pm

Online event

Join us as we chat with Luke Mehall, founder of “The Climbing Zine,” in celebration of this 20th issue of the publication! Visit www.mariasbookshop.com/events-calendar for more information. Zoom link to be shared closer to the event date.

Anthology of Navajo Literature

Maria’s Bookshop

April 22, 6:30 pm

Online event

Join us in conversation with a few of the contributors to this unprecedented “Anthology of Navajo Literature.”

This wide-ranging anthology brings together writers who offer perspectives that span generations and perspectives on life and Diné history. The collected works display a rich variety of and creativity in themes: home and history; contemporary concerns about identity, historical trauma, and loss of language; and economic and environmental inequalities.Visit www.mariasbookshop.com/events-calendar for more information. Zoom link to be shared closer to the event date.

A Conversation with Local Author Christina Erteszek

Maria’s Bookshop

April 27, 6:30 pm

Online event

Join us for a conversation between local authors Mandy Mikulencak and Christina Erteszek about Christina’s new book in which she tells the story of her parents, their escape from war-torn Europe in 1940s and their founding of the extremely successful Olga Company.

Visit www.mariasbookshop.com/events-calendar for more information. Zoom link to be shared closer to the event date.

Durango Wine Experience

April 29 to May 1, Varies

Main Avenue, Durango

Join us in May for 3 days celebrating food & wine in Durango! Experience three delicious days of educational seminars, wine dinners and unique tastings featuring hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers.

The Walk-About Durango is our signature, casual, multi-location, downtown Durango tasting event. Top local chefs are showcased and the finest wineries, distributors, breweries and distilleries from around the world are featured at the Grand Tasting on Saturday from 3:00-6:30pm

Tico Time Bluegrass Festival

April 29 to May 2, Varies

20 Road 2050, Aztec

Tico Time’s annual Bluegrass Festival is being held on April 29 through May 2 at the Tico Time River Resort RV Park. Catch artists like The Leftover Dust Farm, Andy Hall, Alwyn Robinson, Greg Garrison, Tyler Grant, Wood Belly, Mean Mary, The Jacob Ferry Stragglers, and a ton of others at this multi-day outdoor festival while taking in all of what Tico Time has to offer, including zip lining, yoga, rafting and and SUP rentals.

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