A&E Briefs


Comedy Night fundraiser for Samora family

A Comedy Night starring comedian Marc Ryan will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at the American Legion starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $18 per couple. The concert is a benefit for the Samora Family Fund. Kiley and Brett Samora, ages 17 and 15, were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 491 on Sunday, Oct. 14. A bank account was set up at Citizens State Bank in Cortez under the name, “Samora Fund.” For more information on the Comedy Night call 560-0544.

Anti-fracking film

The anti-fracking film, “Rooted Lands: Tierras Arraigadas,” will be showing in the region.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library Thursday, Nov. 1. The film runs 66 minutes and there will be a Q&A with the principal landowners following the film.

The film will show at the Mancos Public Library on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

The film documents the efforts made by area residents against the natural gas industry.

Finnders and Youngberg play bluegrass at Dolores Brewery

Finnders and Youngberg, hard driving bluegrass, honky tonk and swing from Ft. Collins, will play the Dolores River Brewery on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. The band proudly swims in the deep currents of American music — classic bluegrass, tried-and-true honky tonk, country swing and skillfully spun folk tales. Their performances feature precision picking, soaring harmonies and joyful, energetic choreography centered around an old-school single microphone setup. The emotional richness of their music resonates throughout their stage show. Tightly wound instrumental breakdowns keep dancers on their toes. More information is available at www.doloresriverbrewery.com.


Blondie’s hosts breast cancer awareness rock show

Local musicians, Rock Slide, will be at Blondie’s Pub and Grub on Friday, Nov. 2 beginning at 8 p.m. Half of the evening’s proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness. There will be a $5 cover and plenty of drink specials. For more information, call 426-8452.


Author at Cultural Center

The Cortez Cultural Center will host, J. W. Keleher, a writer, educator, and archaeologist, who will have a presentation on Nov. 16 “Chasing Mermaids: The Process of writing a Novel.” The presentation/workshop will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and will follow the process Keleher went through in writing Beul Nam Beinn.

For more about Keleher, visit jwkeleher.com. For more information about the center or the presentation call 565-1151.