The Weekender // March 8st-10th
It’s getting warmer, but it’s still not summer-short-and-sandals weather … sad face. Which is why we’ve decided to focus on events that will warm you up while still getting you out of the house. There’s going to be a festival, fundraisers, musical workshops, and tons of dancing!
The Irish Are Coming - Friday - Saturday, March 8th-10th
It’s time to break out the Guinness and enjoy all that Irish culture has to offer. Bringing us a Pre-Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, the Durango Celtic Festival is offering tons of events and celebrations! Join the Henry Strater Theater and the Irish Embassy Pub as they host daily concerts and workshops all day long. Swing by the Strater Hotel for concerts happening roughly every hour both Friday and Saturday after 1pm. Then, head to the underground at the Irish Embassy Pub for the late night session beginning at 9:30pm. Be sure to check out the workshop schedule for details about guitar lessons, songwriting tips, and more happening throughout the Pub and Strater Hotel.
Stillwater Music - Saturday, March 9th
What’s the best way to beat cabin fever? Get out! Whether you’re desperately in need of a date night or need a night out with the friends, the Night Out Event is here for you! Held at the Powerhouse Science Center, the event features live musical performances by Groove Casters, Seven Sharp 11, and more! Tickets are $30 for one, and $50 for two, and can be purchased online here. There will be Hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and raffle tickets with prizes! All proceeds benefit Stillwater’s musical programs and scholarships. This event is great for those who love supporting the young Durango musicians and are in need of a night out!
Friday Night Dance Parties - Friday, March 8th
This Friday nite get your dancing shoes out and head to one of the awesome live DJ’s playing around downtown Durango. What better way to warm up during the cold than to get moving! Head to Joel’s Bar, on 8th and Main at 8pm for DJ Ralphsta’s free live show. One of Durango’s favorites, DJ Ralphsta brings a mix of awesome dance music and throwbacks. If you’re feeling like dancing to more current hits, head over to Pongas (literally right next door). DJ Kaztro brings a crowd favorite cover-free show every Friday night beginning at 9pm. These events are great for those who love dancing and a late Friday night.