The Weekender // January 18th - 20th
With the amount of snow mother nature so kindly brought us, and then brought us again, it’s been a skiing wonderland here in Durango. With a 42” base at Purg, it’s safe to say many of us have been hitting the mountain a lot the past few weeks. Need a rest yet? If you do, there’s a lot happening this weekend to give you a short break from the slopes (that is, if you can dodge today’s incoming storm).
Full Moon Bonfire - Friday, January 18th
Experience the full moon like never before this Friday at the Durango Nordic Center for the Alpine Full Moon Howler brought to us by Durango Nature Studies. Explore the wonders of winter and get outside to witness the Durango nights under the full moon. Brings blankets and enjoy the family fun evening with naturalists from Durango Nature Studies. Appreciate the alpine glow over the peaks with a roaring campfire to keep you warm, and of course, s’mores! There will also be refreshments from Ska, Animas Chocolate Company, soups, and pastries. Entry is free for kids and $15 for adults. This event is great for families and anyone who loves a good bonfire under the stars.
MakerLab Kidz - Friday & Saturday, January 18th & 19th
Have a future engineer in your life? Be sure to bring them to to MakerLab this weekend at the Powerhouse Science Center! Running both Friday and Saturday, the MakerLab event encourages kids to get creative utilizing both formal and informal science and technology education to explore, create, and learn. The lab is packed with 3D printers, electronics, textiles, and crafts to encourage the artistic and technological design pursuits. Under guidance, this two-day event is not only great for creating inventions but fostering a collaborative environment. This event is ideal for young inventors, designers, and their parents who want to check out the awesome MakerLab looking to attend one of the adult weekends.
Bands & Books - Sunday, January 20th
Love a good book and great tunes? Then be sure to stop by Maria’s Bookshop this Sunday for the musical duo, The Bookshop Band! These two musicians from the UK write tunes and songs inspired by their favorite books, and play them in the heart of bookshops. They’re currently on tour in the U.S. sharing their love for music and stories, visiting small bookshops and literature festivals across the nation. This event is ideal for those who appreciate live acoustic music, and would find fun in trying to pinpoint which classic novel inspired the tunes.
Hitting the Slopes Anyways
If you simply can’t resist the snow, we don’t blame you! With today’s incoming storm, the powder is bound to be awesome! To help keep you updated, here’s a look at the most recent weather updates for the entire state. So whether you’re staying local or thinking of heading out, we’ve got you covered!
For other awesome events this weekend, check out one of our calendars: