Ongoing | November | December | January
February | March | April | May

ONGOING

Through Jan. 2
THE POLAR EXPRESS, D&SNG. Award-winning book comes to life on a magical journey to the North Pole, where pajama-clad children get to meet Santa, while enjoying caroling, hot chocolate and Christmas treats.
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Through March 31
INFLUENCES OF THE CASAS GRANDES REGION ON MATA ORTIZ, Bloomfield, N.M. Salmon Ruins shows pottery of the Casas Grandes culture, AD 1275-1400, a reflection on the transition from ancient to modern style created today in the village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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Through April 30 ANIMAS MUSEUM, Durango. La Plata County Historical Society museum's exhibits of local history, Indian cultures and the West, open Tuesday-Saturday.
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Through May 4 CASCADE CANYON WINTER TRAIN, D&SNG. Train winds its way through breathtaking beauty on a 52-mile round trip wilderness journey.
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Through June 30 FROM ABOVE: IMAGES OF A STORIED LAND, Bloomfield, N.M. Salmon Ruins features the photography of Adriel Heisey, large-format images of ancient archaeological sites as seen from the air.
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Year-round ANASAZI HERITAGE CENTER, Dolores. Museum of the ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi) culture and other native cultures in the Four Corners region. Permanent exhibits, special exhibits and events, research library and collection of over three million artifacts.
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Year-round DISCOVERY KIDS ZONE, Durango. Powerhouse Science Center, Durango's museum for children, open Wednesday-Monday with hands-on exhibits, workshops and educational events.
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November

Nov. 18
OPENING DAY, Purgatory Resort. Kickoff of the 52nd season.
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Nov. 23
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER, Fairgrounds Durango. A free holiday dinner.
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Nov. 23 TURKEY TROT, Fort Lewis College. A 5-mile race and 1-mile fun run for the kids on scenic course around Fort Lewis College with proceeds to local charities. 
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Nov. 23 COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER, Aztec, N.M. Free holiday dinner at the community center.
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Nov. 23-29 GALLERY SHOW, Studio &. Curated by Maureen May.
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Nov. 23-Dec. 27 GALLERY SHOW, A Shared Blanket. John Grow Originals, oil canvases of life on Durango’s Main Avenue.
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Nov. 24 SINGING WITH SANTA AND TREE LIGHTING, Downtown Durango. Town tree lighting, Christmas carols and hot chocolate at Buckley Park.
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Nov. 24-Dec. 23 WINTER SOLSTICE ARTISANS' MARKET, Durango Arts Center. fine arts and crafts, gift items by local and regional artists.
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Nov. 24-Feb. 28 WONDROUS WINTER, Downtown Durango. Merchants celebrate the official start of the holidays the day after Thanksgiving and continue throughout the season with gift certificates, prize giveaways and dazzling decorated window displays; a promotion of the many events and activities taking place in and around downtown Durango.
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Nov. 25 HOLIDAY ART WALK AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, Farmington, N.M. Holiday lights, art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.
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Nov. 25-26;
Dec. 2-3, 9-10
CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN, D&SNG. Steam-train ride to the Cascade Wye to cut a holiday tree in the national forest; a box car brings trees back to the depot.
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Nov. 27, 29 LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 2 FESTIVAL OF TREES, Farmington, N.M. An indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees; special events include the Teddy Bear Storytime, Tea with the Trees, Storytelling and Family Night.
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Nov. 30 CHRISTMAS PARADE, Farmington, N.M.
Annual lighted parade through historic downtown along Main Street.
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December

Dec. 1
NOEL NIGHT, Downtown Durango. Downtown merchants’ holiday festival with food, entertainment and giveaways.
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Dec. 1
GALLERY SHOW, Sorrel Sky. Native American jewelry artist Maria Samora’s graceful and sophisticated designs; Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures, Volume 1 presented by Beau L’Amour, on hand to sign copies of this collection of his father’s unpublished gems.
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Dec. 1 RIVERGLO, Farmington, N.M. Luminarias light the river and evening sky.
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Dec. 1-2 OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Animas Museum. Friday evening preview by candlelight in the Joy Cabin followed by Saturday sale of local artists’ handcrafted items perfect for holiday giving.
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Dec. 1-3 HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Fairgrounds Durango. Durango tradition in its 43rd year offers the sights, sounds and smells of the season.
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Dec. 1-10 BIZARRE BAZAAR, Studio &. Fifth annual marketplace of art for gifting by local artists.
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Dec. 2 YULE LOG CELEBRATION AND SUGARPLUM FESTIVAL, Silverton. Traditional hunt for the log to light the holiday fire. The child that finds it first lights the ceremonial fire. The Sugar Plum Fairy awaits with holiday treats, hot apple cider and hot chocolate.
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Dec. 2 PARADE OF LIGHTS, Cortez. Four Corners 28th annual realtors parade down Main Street.
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Dec. 2 SAN JUAN COLLEGE LUMINARIAS, Farmington, N.M. Display lights up the campus.
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Dec. 2 SALMON HOLIDAY ARTS-AND-CRAFTS FAIR, Farmington, N.M. The 29th annual show and sale of handmade items from nearly 100 artisans.
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Dec. 2-3 GUN AND KNIFE SHOW, Aztec, N.M.
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Dec. 3 A TRADITIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS, Community Concert Hall. Durango Choral Society’s annual holiday extravaganza is a special celebration of hometown. All four DCS choirs  and the Durango Jazz Combo perform a variety of music to get the holiday season off to a great start. Special visit from Santa Claus. 
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Dec. 3 COLLEGE DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially prices lift tickets for students.
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Dec. 3 MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET, Farmington, N.M. Seasonal celebration with tree lighting, ice skating, caroling, Santa and more.
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Dec. 6 LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially prices lift tickets for students.
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Dec. 7 EVENING OF LIGHTS, Aztec, N.M. Lanterns illuminate the Aztec Ruins with a soft glow.  Telescopes, kids’ activities, cultural demonstrations, cookies and hot cocoa.
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Dec. 8-9, 15-16 ANNIE, Durango Arts Center. Timeless musical classic re-lives the story of everyone’s favorite orphan and the journey that takes her from a New York City orphanage, under the foot of Miss Hannigan, to the extravagant penthouse home of billionaire Oliver Warbucks.
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Dec. 8-10 THE NUTCRACKER, Community Concert Hall. The highly acclaimed State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara, California, brings its touring production of the traditional Tchaikovsky classic to Durango.
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Dec. 9 HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET, Fairgrounds Durango. A variety of locally grown or produced items.
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Dec. 9 CHRISTMAS IN DOLORES, Dolores. Music, bonfire, cookies, cocoa, Santa visits.
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Dec. 9 FUN RACES, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Modified and giant slalom with a dual-format course. Skiers of all ages and abilities welcome with gold, silver and bronze medals to fastest times.
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Dec. 9 AZTEC SPARKLES CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL, Aztec, N.M. Main avenue shopping, arts-and-crafts fair, music and entertainment, refreshments, Santa.
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Dec. 9-April 1 SNOWMOBILE ADVENTURE PACKAGE, D&SNG. Vintage steam-train ride to Cascade Canyon followed by 2-hour guided snowmobile trip in the San Juan National Forest at over 10,000 feet in elevation. Two adventures in the same day!
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Dec. 10; Jan. 21;
Feb. 25; March 25
DEMO DAYS, Purgatory Resort. Free demo of all the latest gear.
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Dec. 10; Jan. 21;
Feb. 25; March 25
LOCALS BENEFIT DAYS, Purgatory Resot. Reduced-price lift tickets for locals with a portion of every ticket sold to one of four great local charities.
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Dec. 14 BAR D WRANGLERS CHRISTMAS JUBILEE, Community Concert Hall. A warm-hearted and fun-filled show for the entire family, the Bar D Wranglers are sure to inspire audiences to remember the true meaning of the holidays.
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Dec. 14 OPEN HOUSE, Mesa Verde National Park. Holiday celebration with special tours, luminarias, musical entertainment and refreshments.
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Dec. 15 THE MAJESTY OF CHRISTMAS, Durango. Many favorite Durango musicians perform an evening of beautiful Christmas music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
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Dec. 16 JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD, Community Concert Hall. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans worldwide with characters Jay and Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. A touching and hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze.
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Dec. 16 AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, Farmington, N.M. Opportunity for volunteers to aide in scientific research by spending the day with other birders counting all the birds, common or rare, abundant or scarce, in their area wintering grounds.
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Dec. 19 BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY’S SWINGIN’ HOLIDAY PARTY, Community Concert Hall. Everything you want for Christmas, a fusion of classic American jazz, swing and Dixieland with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture, holiday style.
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Dec. 20-21 WINTER SOLSTICE SUNSET, Aztec, N.M. The Aztec West great house at the ruins aligns at sunset.
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Dec. 22 NAVAJO NATIVITY, Farmington, N.M. Living nativity by the children at Four Corners Home for Children; native costumes and live animals.
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Dec. 23 SANTA CLAUS ON THE MOUNTAIN, Purgatory Resort. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by horse-drawn sleigh to give out candy canes and find out who’s been naughty or nice! On the beach in the base area.
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Dec. 24 CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER, Purgatory Resort. Family-friendly, holiday-style feast at Purgy’s after a great day on the slopes.
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Dec. 24 SANTA COMES TO TOWN. Silverton. Santa visits the heart of downtown to pass out treats.
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Dec. 24-25 SANTA VISITS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Santa will be handing out candy canes to children of all ages.
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Dec. 25 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER, Aztec, N.M. Free holiday dinner at the community center.
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Dec. 26-29 SNOW SCULPTURES IN THE PLAZA, Purgatory Resort. Local artists bring works of art to life with snow.
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Dec. 28 OPENING DAY, Silverton Mountain. Guided season opens.
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Dec. 29; March 11 CONUNDRUM ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE, Purgatory Resort. Groups of up to four players have 10 minutes to find all clues in the room and figure out how to solve them, hopefully in time to escape!
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Dec. 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION, Purgatory Resort. Torchlight parade, fireworks and live music, a New Year’s Eve Bash to ring in the new year.
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January

Jan.-Feb. 17
SHIPWRECK! PIRATES AND TREASURE, Farmington, N.M. Exhibit  brings real shipwreck treasures and the technology used to recover it to the Farmington Museum.
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Jan.-March 31
PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE FOUR CORNERS, Farmington, N.M. Farmington Museum displays some 40 artists from New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona in show of works created outdoors, or “plein air.”
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Jan. 4 NEVER SUMMER DEMO DAYS, Purgatory Resort. Free demo of all the latest gear.
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Jan. 5-8 USASA SNOWBOARD SLALOM AND GIANT SLALOM RACES, Purgatory Resort. Three days of snowboard races on Upper Hades and the NASTAR course.
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Jan. 6 TWO HEARTS WEDDING EXPO, Fairgrounds Durango. All things of interest for wedding planning including fashion, accessories and jewelry, beauty and health, venues, photography, invitations and more.
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Jan. 7, 21, 28 FUN RACES, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Modified and giant slalom with a dual-format course. Skiers of all ages and abilities welcome with gold, silver and bronze medals to fastest times.
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Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 TWILIGHT NIGHTS RACE SERIES, Purgatory Resort. Sponsored by McDonald’s, this short-track race series is for nordic skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers to battle it out in the dark, up and down punishing terrain and around quick turns.
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Jan. 12-15 WINTERFEST, Purgatory Resort. Family fun festival with activities for all: snowshoeing, ice climbing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog-sledding tours; tubing hill and special activities for kids.
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Jan. 14 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. RACE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.
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Jan. 16 WHO’S BAD: THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE, Community Concert Hall. An unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true king, Who’s Bad is the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, offering what has been described as a jaw-dropping musical performance.
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Jan. 17 UNITED WAY DAY, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially priced lift tickets; proceeds donated.
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Jan. 18-21 OURAY ICE FESTIVAL, Uncompahgre Gorge. The 22nd annual festival is guaranteed to be a huge success as the world's best male and female ice climbers compete on a difficult mixed route for the title of overall winner.
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Jan. 21 COLLEGE DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area, Specially prices lift tickets for students.
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Jan. 24, 28 LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.
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Jan. 26 AN EVENING WITH LEFTOVER SALMON, Community Concert Hall. With special guest Head for the Hills, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences: rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues.
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Jan. 26 ASTROFRIDAY, Farmington, N.M. Navajo Sky Legends at the college planetarium with a stargaze to follow.
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Jan. 26-28 WORKSHOP SERIES, Sorrel Sky Gallery. Edward Aldrich teaches wildlife painting with oils.
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Jan. 27 SHARON GREVE BOOK SIGNING, Animas Museum. Beyond the Badge 1881-1949, book signing and talk by author.
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Jan. 27 METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, Community Concert Hall. Puccini’s Tosca, a new production by Sir David McVicar offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing.
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Jan 31-Feb. 4 SNOWDOWN: A BLACK-TIE AFFAIR, Durango. Colorado’s 40th annual winter celebration is a fun and frivolous party for locals that the world is invited to attend. 
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February

Feb. 1-28
GALLERY SHOW, A Shared Blanket. Donna Frank Gemstones, original creations set in precious metals.
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Feb. 4
SHOW US YOUR COLORS, Purgatory Resort. Super Bowl Sunday celebration wearing your favorite team’s colors. Colors parade at noon.
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Feb. 4 SUPER BOWL RACE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.
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Feb. 4, 28 LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.
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Feb. 9-11 WORKSHOP SERIES, Sorrel Sky Gallery. Sharon Abshagen instructs on plein-air painting in the winter.
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Feb. 10 PEKING ACROBATS, Community Concert Hall. Mesmerizing troupe of elite gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers defy the laws of gravity while performing 2,000-year-old traditions with astounding grace and agility. Fast-paced, flawlessly choreographed, accompanied by live Chinese orchestra.
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Feb. 10 RED BALL EXPRESS, Purgatory Resort. Big, red exercise balls roll down the mountain at top speed in fundraising race for the Rotary Club.
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Feb. 11 MARDI GRAS RACE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.
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Feb. 15 INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT, Community Concert Hall. Each year, founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music. This year, Germany's gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt returns to host, joined by Canadian sensation Calum Graham, Poland’s classical composer/performer Marek Pasieczny, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.
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Feb. 17 A FAIR OF THE HEART AND GOOSEBUMP RACE, Farmington, N.M. Sponsored by the San Juan Regional Medical Center, 10th annual celebration of National Heart Month includes a variety of activities; educational information; 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk.
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Feb. 17-19 USASA SNOWBOARD & SKIER HALFPIPE COMPETITION, Purgatory Resort. Three days of snowboard and skier halfpipe competitions in the Pitchfork Terrain Park. Night Rail Jam evening of the 17th.
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Feb. 18 SAN JUAN SYMPHONY, Community Concert Hall. Latin Nights, a sizzling evening of flashy showpieces by Spanish and Latin American composers.
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Feb. 18 PRESIDENTS DAY RACE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.
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Feb. 18 WINTER OLYMPIC FUN RACE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.
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Feb. 19 TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY, Purgatory Resort. A thank-you to all the teachers in the community for their commitment to our children.
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Feb. 23-25 SKI BIKE FESTIVAL, Purgatory Resort. Vendors show newest products, offer free demo rides. A fun new way to experience the mountain. 
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Feb. 24 METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, Community Concert Hall. Puccini’s La Boheme, the world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production with a cast of young stars.
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Feb. 24 STEAMERS AND DREAMERS, Aztec, N.M. Futuristic, past time steampunk convention.
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Feb. 24-25 DAVE SPENCER SKI CLASSIC, Purgatory Resort. Adaptive Sports Association’s 20th annual fundraiser; non-competitive ski race, mountain scavenger hunt, poker run and family fun.  Prizes for best costume, most money raised and biggest wipeout.
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Feb. 25 COLLEGE DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially prices lift tickets for students.
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Feb. 28 TEXTILE CONSERVATION WORKSHOP, Center of Southwest Studies. Curator Jeanne Brako presents her expertise on textile conservation.
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Feb. 28-March 4 DURANGO FILM, Downtown Durango. Southwest Colorado’s premier showcase for independent films celebrates 12 years of bringing challenging, entertaining and diverse independent films and filmmakers to local venues.
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March

March 1-31
GALLERY SHOW, A Shared Blanket. J.C. Black Canvas Paintings, preserve Native culture, ceremony, life, archaeological sites, artifacts and animal spirits.
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March 1-April 14
RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER PHOTO SHOW, Farmington, N.M. Annual exhibit of scenery, wildlife, events, still-life, people, pets and more by professional and amateur photographers.
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March 2-June 30 DINOSAURS OF NEW MEXICO, Farmington, N.M. Fossils from the collection of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science at the Farmington Museum.
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March 3 UNCLE CLYDE’S RUN AND SLIDE, Purgatory Resort. Run up, tube down, repeat. 90 minutes of the whackiest race ever. Most laps wins!
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March 3 WOLF CREEK CHALLENGE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Series giant slalom race.
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March 3, 24, 31 COLLEGE DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially prices lift tickets for students.
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March 7 JOHN MCEUEN AND HIS STRING WIZARDS, Community Concert Hall. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen and his band share a multimedia night of music and memories of the Dirt Band’s incredible career.
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March 9-10 THE PROMISE OF LIVING, Durango. Durango Choral Society, Women’s Choir and Renaissance Singers from Telluride perform songs of home, heart and family with focus on the music of America.
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March 9-11 WORKSHOP SERIES, Sorrel Sky Gallery. Stephen Day landscape painting captures feeling, mood and constant change seen in nature.
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March 10 SPRING FLING RACE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.
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March 14 WOLVES VISIT THE MOUNTAIN, Purgatory Resort. Wolfwood Refuge’s wolves visit the mountain for the day offering a great opportunity for kids and adults to learn about and interact with majestic creatures.
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March 14 SOUP FOR THE SOUL, Fairgrounds Durango. Hospice of Mercy's annual sampling of soups, appetizers and desserts from Durango's outstanding restaurants; silent auction benefits hospice, providing compassionate care in the community.
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March 15 FLAMENCO VIVO - CARLOTA SANTANA, Community Concert Hall. An exciting evening of flamenco dance, featuring accomplished artists from both the U.S. and Spain. Happiness, sadness, joy and sorrow are translated through this eloquent art form.
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March 17 MCDONALD’S CARDBOARD DERBY, Purgatory Resort. Entrants build derby racers out of cardboard and duct tape only and pilot down the slopes during classic winter competition.
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March 17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY RACE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.
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March 20 MUSICAL THRONES: A PARODY, Community Concert Hall. Hilarious rendition of television’s most talk about show brings your most beloved and be-hated characters to life on a journey through all six seasons of the Emmy Award winning "Game of Thrones" series.
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March 23-25 WORKSHOP SERIES, Sorrel Sky Gallery. Peggy Immel shares techniques used to create Southwest-inspired landscapes in oil.
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March 24 FUN RACES, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Modified and giant slalom with a dual-format course. Skiers of all ages and abilities welcome with gold, silver and bronze medals to fastest times.
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March 25, 28 LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.
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March 30 YESTERDAY: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES, Community Concert Hall. Live, spirited journey of the revolutionary sounds introducing the first wave of British rock music to America. Original hits complete with vintage video, authentic accents, costumes and instruments.
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March 31 POND SKIMMING, Purgatory Resort. As the weather warms and the season winds down, there’s no better way to celebrate than by skiing across the pond in classic springtime event.
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March 31 WOLF CREEK CHALLENGE, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Series super G race.
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April

April 1
LOCAL APPRECIATION DAY, EASTER BUNNY VISITS, CLOSING DAY, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.
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April 1-30
GALLERY SHOW, A Shared Blanket. Felipe Hernandez Weavings, intense, vegetal-dyed, handspun Zapotec wool rugs.
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April 3 KAKI KING: THE NECK IS A BRIDGE TO THE BODY, Community Concert Hall. Guitarist Kaki King is known for the way she combines unusual tunings, complex fingerstyle picking, and slap-bass techniques to create soundscapes. Now, she’s uses her guitar in an entirely new way: as a projection screen.
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April 4- Dec. GALLERY SHOW, Center of Southwest Studies. Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings, copper-plates created between March 14, 1980 and June 2, 1984 by world-famous Santa Clara artist/daughter of Pablita Verlarde.
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April 6-7 BENEFIT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION, Farmington, N.M. Proceeds to support the programs, exhibits and collections at the Farmington Museum.
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April 7 SAN JUAN SYMPHONY, Community Concert Hall. Leonard Bernstein Centennial, his life and works featured in celebration of his centenary year.
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April 13-14 HOZHONI DAYS POWWOW, Fort Lewis College. Annual spring gathering of participants and spectators is a sight to behold.
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April 14 METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD, Community Concert Hall. James Levine and Plácido Domingo add another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with a rarely performed Verdi gem, Luisa Miller, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love.
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April 20-22 BLUEGRASS MELTDOWN, Downtown Durango. Dedicated to the preservation of bluegrass as an American art form, the three-day festival at venues around town features a super jam, old-time barn dance, music workshops and more.
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April 20-June 18 LIVE HORSE RACING, Farmington, N.M. SunRay Park and Casino brings live racing with the finest quarter horses and thoroughbreds in the Southwest.
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April 21 SING FOR JOY!, Durango. Vocal workshop for women led by Durango Choral Society artistic director Linda Mack Berven will focus on basic technique, projection and tone quality. Lunch included.
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April 21 ATOS NOT QUITE 5K, Aztec, N.M. A benefit for Aztec Trails and Open Space.
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April 22 JOYFUL GENERATIONS, Durango. The Durango Children’s Chorale and Youth Chorus join the Durango Women’s Choir for an afternoon of delightful, uplifting music.
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April 25 MAKING A DIFFERENCE SPEAKERS’ SERIES, Community Concert Hall. Community Foundation presents Jenna Bush Hager, contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today show, editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, author of The New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, written after her travels to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF.
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April 27-29 HOME AND RANCH SHOW, Fairgrounds Durango. A display of everything for every home.
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April 28-29 WORKSHOP SERIES, Sorrel Sky Gallery. Mimi Bonkowske’s lore and beauty of pine needle basket weaving.
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April 28-Oct. 13 AZTEC MUSEUM AND PIONEER VILLAGE, Aztec, N.M. Historical tour of pioneer life in the American West.
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May

May 1
ANIMAS MUSEUM, Durango. Open Monday-Saturday for the summer season.
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May 1-31
GALLERY SHOW, A Shared Blanket. Tommy Jackson Jewelry, award-winning, intricate Navajo gemstone creations set with rare turquoise stones.
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May 3-5 DURANGO WINE EXPERIENCE, Downtown Durango. Downtown “walk about" with fine wine tastes, seminars; tented grand tasting features top local chefs and wines from around the world.
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May 5 KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY, Powerhouse Science Center. Donors don derby hats and sip mint juleps while betting to raise funds for the center’s STEM scholarship program.
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May 5 SUMMER TRAIN, D&SNG. Daily roundtrips to Silverton begin.
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May 5 OTTO MEARS’ BIRTHDAY, Animas Museum. Celebration of famous Colorado railroad builder and entrepreneur who played a major role in the early development of southwestern Colorado.
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May 11 SPRING GALLERY WALK, Durango. A casual evening of featured artists and special exhibits at Durango’s finest galleries.
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May 11 GALLERY SHOW, Sorrel Sky Gallery. Edward Aldrich, award-winning wildlife and natural-world painter and sculptor.
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May 12 SPRING MINI-CONTEST POWWOW, Farmington, N.M. Local dancers, singers and spectators socialize and exercise at the Farmington Museum.
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May 15 CHIMNEY ROCK, Pagosa Springs. Summer tours begin.
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May 19 CHORAL SOCIETY CABARET, Durango Arts Center. Great music, elegant cuisine and good company at this premier fundraiser. Talented singers perform favorites from Broadway to Opera while hors d'oeuvres buffet and drinks are served.
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May 20 TASTE OF DURANGO, Downtown Durango. Festival and street party with craft brews, artisan cocktails, food samples and dancing
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