White Rabbit Books & Curiosities, 128 W. 14th St. 259-2213. Grand Summer Nights, featuring live music, dancing, food, art and more, 4-8 p.m., downtown Mancos. mancos creativedistrict.com. Pete Giuliani performs, 5-8 p.m., Chainless Brewing, 3000 Main Ave. The Black Velvet Duo performs, 5-9 p.m., Animas River Beer Garden at the Doubletree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. Adam Swanson performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave. Light Show Public Skate, 6:30-9 p.m., Chapman Hill. 375-7395. Gary Watkins performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave. Charlie Milo Band performs, 7:30 p.m., Mancos Brewing Company. Battle of the Bands, featuring Diabolical Sound Platoon, Shawn Arrington Band, Zion Spencer Band, Ashes of Jupiter, Red Eyed Djinn and more, 8:30 p.m.; series finale Sept. 21, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Dr. www.ani mascitytheatre.com. Trace Bundy: The Acoustic Ninja performs, 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com. Comedy Cocktail Open Mic Stand Up, 8 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, 723 E. 2nd Ave. DJ Side Affex, 9 p.m.-close, Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave.
Grab the D.D.: Suds, cider and song flow for Mancos Brewfest What: Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest
When: 1 – 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 17 Where: Cottonwood Park, Mancos It’s the most wonderful time of year for live music and cold beverage lovers: beer fest season. This weekend, it’s the M.C.’s turn as Mancos Brewing Co. presents the fifth annual Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest. The event promises plenty of riverside chill time with handcrafted libations, local food, live music, kids activities and even a classic car show for the auto buffs in the crowd. Bands will be performing throughout the day, including: Cousin Curtiss, “rootstomp at its finest;” Bitnova, playing indie rock, folk and a bit of electro-pop; Foggy Memory Boys, an acoustic four piece from Taos; and local favorites the Crags, playing their unique blend of Southwest psychaa-desert rock. Craft beer for the festival this year will come from Mancos Brewing Co.; Colorado Boy Brewery, of Montrose and Ridgway; and the Moab Brewery. For the non-beer drinkers, there will be wine from Guy Drew Vineyards and ciders from Mancos’ Outlier Cellars. Food vendors will include Green Table Farm from Mancos and The Wigglin’ Pig, out of Cortez.
La Plata County Democrats Summer Picnic, noon-2 p.m., Chris Park. Register at www.laplatadems.org/events/annual-dem-picnic. Wine & Shine Classic Car Show, featuring music from Kirk James Blues Band, noon-3 p.m., Wines of the San Juan in Blanco, N.M. 505-632-0879.
Kids will find activities just for them under the Painted Turtle Studio tent, and dogs are welcome on leash. Best of all, the fun doesn’t end when the festival does. Be sure to head over to Mancos Brewing for the after-party, featuring the Charlie Milo Trio, with their mix of rock, funk, jazz, blues and roots music. Tickets to the festival are $15/advance or $20/door. Kids 13-18 are $5, and ages 12 and younger are free. Drink tickets can be bought for an additional $10, which buys six tickets good for six 5-ounce tasters or two 10-ounce beers or two glasses of wine. But tickets online at www.mancosvalleysummerbrewfest.brownpapertickets.com. The festival is a benefit for Mancos Valley Resources, a nonprofit that champions community and various local causes, and the Mancos Valley “Pay It Forward” Fund. Since 2013, the fund has given financial assistance to Mancos Valley residents dealing with unexpected medical emergencies and personal hardships. Donations cover expenses such as child care, rent, utilities and food. Volunteers are still needed for the festival and will receive free admission. For info. on volunteering, contact Kathy Hands, email@example.com
Black Velvet Duo performs, 6-9 p.m., Cyprus Café, 725 E. 2nd Ave. Andrew Schuhmann performs, 7 p.m., The Office, 699 Main Ave.
Durango Rec Center closed for annual cleaning, Aug.18-24.
Traditional Irish Music Jam, 12:30-4 p.m., Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave.
Yoga Storytime, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Smiley Building Studio 10, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
Durango Flea Market, 8:30 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds.
Writers’ Workshop, 2 p.m., Ignacio Community Library.
Watch Your Step class, 10:15 a.m., Durango Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave.
Veterans Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., Elks Club, 901 E. 2nd Ave. 946-4831.
Adult Coloring, 3-5 p.m., Sundays thru Aug. 25, White Rabbit Books & Curiosities Garden, 128 W. 14th St. 2592213.
Auditions for “Matilda,” presented by Merely Players, youth 5-8 p.m., adults 6-9 p.m., Aug. 20, Animas High School, Jesse Hutt wing, 172 Twin Buttes Ave. www.merely players.us.
Ohana Kuleana Community Garden Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ohana Community Garden, 564 E. 30th St. www.thegardenprojectswcolorado.org.
Larry Beck performs for Music in the Shade Summer Series, 4-7 p.m., Wines of the San Juan in Blanco, N.M.
Henry Stoy performs, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Restaurant & Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.
Blue Moon Ramblers, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
Terry Hartzel performs, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
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