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WEDNESDAY

12 NOON - 1:45 PM SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S & DON'TS
La Plata County Fairgrounds - 2500 N Main (Exhibit Bldg)
Good day Durango “High” society, you are cordially invited to mingle and dine and have some wine at Snowdown’s premier après-midi affair. Have your chauffeur gas up the limo, gather your upper-crust cronies and join us for fabulous fashion, food and frolicking fun festivities. Whether your outfit is divinely bourgeoisie haute couture or the fashion police need to dress code you at the door it is all jolly good fun! Dress to impress but please remember to follow a small bit of etiquette – it is an ADULT-only affair but not X-rated! Those offended by unsuitable attire and manners need not attend. Once again, our elite patrons and models will prove why Durango was voted “Worst Dressed Community” by USA Today! Doors to the grand event will open and revelries begin at 11:15. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres have been arranged as the doors open and dining will commence at 12:00. The fashion show begins at 12:30. Such fun! Sadly, the show ends at 1:40 and we will bid you good cheer as you return to high-powered occupations. We will provide nothing but the best prizes for those whose attire impresses us the most. As parking accommodations are limited, please do be so good as to arrive via limo pool, or be informally whimsical and stroll along in your patent pumps and stilettos. We will have luncheon seating at 60 tables and a maximum of 125 standees. All monies go to SNOWDOWN, which is a noble non-profit organization.
NEW THIS YEAR! Join 92.9 The Point and 99X for a Red-Carpet Photo Op at the entrance to Fashion Does & Don’ts, make a memory to last a lifetime!
Event Coordinators: Beth Wyman 749-9349, Margaret Leeder 799-0950 and Cyd Waddell 759-5513
Event Cost: Tickets are $15 each for regular seating; $20 each for runway tables; $6 each for SRO-holding up the hall’s walls – no seat, no food, no drink (what did you expect for just 6 bucks?! So low class.) Advance tickets on sale at the Official SNOWDOWN store, Magpie’s Newsstand, 707 Main, Saturday Jan 20, 2018. Tickets to be SOLD beginning at 6 AM. Do arrive early, be so kind as to offer up your cash or check only, and depart with a ticket. Limit 4 seated tickets per person; you may purchase as many SRO tickets as you like while supplies last.
Prizes: Best costume in 3 classes.

12 NOON - 8 PM SNOWDOWN DASHINGLY CHIC SCAVENGER HUNT
Billy Goat Saloon - 39848 US Hwy 160 (Gem Village)
Teams of 4 will daintily dig the highways, the byways and the hang-outs around Durango for the items on the list. Pick up lists between NOON and 8 PM at the Billy Goat. The list has 100 items for you to find and all the items will fit into one City of Durango blue recycling box. The team who returns with the most items from the list to the Billy Goat Saloon Friday, Feb 2 wins! Doors open at 9 AM Friday, judging at 10 AM sharp.
Event Coordinator: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090
Event Cost: $20 per team of 4
Entry Deadline: NOON - 8 PM Wednesday Jan 31
Prizes: All Legal Tender for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

1 PM KEG CAP FRISBEE GOLF
Balcony Bar and Grill Backstage - 600 Main Ste 205
Test your skill at Keg Cap Frisbee! Three chances with a prize for each win. Dress to impress! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!
1 PM CRICKET DARTS TOURNAMENT
Ponga’s - 121 W 8th St
Players are welcome to bring their own arrows or use ours as they take turns in this spectacular SNOWDOWN darts tournament. “The Game” will be Cricket, double elimination with up to 32 players. All ages and genders welcome.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 553-0115
Event Cost: $15
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Cash!

2 - 4 PM SNOWDOWN COSTUME CONTEST
The Palace Restaurant - 505 Main
Ladies, gentlemen and friends, lend the splendor of your appearance to the Quiet Lady Tavern at the Palace Restaurant. Your finest SNOWDOWN finery could be the envy of the SNOWDOWN Costume Contest and it’s a great place to be after the Fashion Do’s and Don’ts. Enjoy your favorite libations and snacks while strutting your gracious style for the judges. Winners announced at 4 PM, Best in Theme. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 4 PM Wednesday Jan 31
Prizes: 1st - $100 Palace Gift Card, 2nd - $50 Palace Gift Card, 3rd - $25 Palace Gift Card

NEW EVENT!
4 - 6 PM SNOWFLAKE PAPER ART
Sears Hometown Store - 800 S Camino Del Rio (Durango Mall)
Participants can come into Sears anytime between 4 and 6 PM, paper and childrens safety scissors will be provided. Create a dazzling snowflake that will be put on display during the week of SNOWDOWN for judging! Awards for “Best in Flake” will be Sunday Feb 4. Open to all ages (but you have to use the childrens scissors). Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Event Coordinator: Steve Brown 247-2425
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!
4 - 6 PM POPSICLE SNOWFLAKES
TJ Maxx - 800 S Camino Del Rio (Durango Mall)
Kids can come into the store with a parent or guardian and make popsicle stick snowflakes! We supply the crafts, you make the art! Snowflakes will be on display in the store and awards will be presented on Sunday Feb 4.
Event Coordinator: Cathy Kline 259-1143
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW TIME!
4:30 PM 40TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN BARTENDER'S CONTEST
Moe’s Lounge - 937 Main
The Official SNOWDOWN 2018 Cocktail is chosen during this traditional event. Now in its 40th year since the first SNOWDOWN! We know all you thirsty Strutters and Steppers have been busy devising the perfect black tie cocktail but it does not have to be a Martini! All cocktails will be judged on presentation and taste. You don’t have to be a bartender to enter, but you must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st - $75 Bar Tab, 2nd - $50 Bar Tab, 3rd - $25 Bar Tab

NEW DAY!
4:30 PM SALSA MAKING CONTEST
Cerda 7 Cantina - 639 Main (Francisco’s bldg)
Do you make the most delicious salsa? Show off your salsa-tude in this yummy contest! Contestants can bring their ready-made salsa for judging. The best tasting salsa will win prizes! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Megan Cerda (505) 739-2954
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

5 PM 13TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES
Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave
Children ages 6 to 18 may audition any performing arts number to be part of this fun showcase of local talent. Music, dance, acting, comedy, acrobats, juggling, magic and so on. Entries should be theme-related. Two performances on Wed, January 31 at 5 PM and 7:30 PM and two performances Thurs, Feb 1, 5 PM and 7:30 PM.
Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grant 259-2606 x 52
Event Cost: Entry Fee $35. Tickets $12 general admission, DAC members & kids under 12 $10. Tickets go on sale the first week of January and may be purchased at the Durango Arts Center or online at www.durangoarts.org.
Entry Deadline/Auditions: Jan 10 & 11, 2018

5:30 PM SNOWDOWN 2018 SPELLEBRATION
Henry Strater Theater - 699 Main
Hosted by the Durango Adult Education Center
Spellebration is the one and only spelling showdown of SNOWDOWN! (Twelve 3-person teams) will test their spelling abilities with cocktails and costumes in this fun, adult spelling bee. All ages are invited to this family-friendly fundraiser.
Event Coordinator: Kelly Quach 385-4354
Event Cost: $200 entry fee per team of 3
Entry Deadline: 5 PM Monday Jan 29
Prizes: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM BICYCLE ROLLER RACES
The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main
SNOWDOWN'S own bicycle event is polishing up its rollers. Head-to-head races on stationary indoor rollers at The Irish Embassy Pub. Contestants provide their own bicycles - with 700c front wheels. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins. Categories: Men 18 - 45 years, Men 45 years and older, Women all ages, Men & Women under 18 years.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd each category

6 PM BUTT DARTS
BREW Pub & Kitchen - 117 W College Dr
A SNOWDOWN twist on the classic party game “Quarters.” Teams of four will compete for the coveted Golden Ass Trophy. Sign up begins Monday Jan 29. Limited to 12 teams, must be 21+.
Event Coordinators: Greg Yucha 382-0788, Erik Maxson 903-8058
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM TWILIGHT NIGHTS TRIATHLON
Purgatory Resort Base Area
Hosted by Durango Nordic Club
Individual and team winter triathlon – cross country ski, fat bike and snowshoe around a fun yet punishing course at Purgatory. Individual male/female, team youth under 18/adult over 18 and individual youth under 18 male/female classes.
Event Coordinator: Tom Holcomb 799-6439
Event Cost: $10
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM MAGICAL MUSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main
Hosted by AIKO AIKO Sound
SNOWDOWN’S oldest music trivia contest! Teams of 4 will test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres, from Top 40 and heavy metal to classic Broadway show tunes! Finals will be held on Thursday. Only at the Underground!
Event Coordinator: Dale Garland 259-3693
Event Cost: $40 per team of 4
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd


6 PM SNOWDOWN CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT
Elks Lodge - 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)
Time once again to get out your poshest cribbage board and sign up for this event! Regular 6-card play, single elimination. Bring boards and cards if you have them. Sign up early as this has been a hugely popular event for years!
Event Coordinator: Audrey Harris 749-4942
Event Cost: $8 per player
Entry Deadline: NOON day of event
Prizes: Cash for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus small awards!

6 PM SNOWDOWN EUCHRE TOURNAMENT
VFW - 1550 Main
A fun, fast-moving card trick-taking game usually played with a partner. Play Euchre by house rules. Tournament registration beginning promptly at 6 PM. Only one qualifier. Must be 18+ to participate.
Event Coordinator: Joe Zuber 259-1375
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Registration begins at 6 PM, on-site only.
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM PINBALL
J. Bo’s Pizza & Ribs - 1301 Florida Road
Ah, pinball: an amusement device in which a ball propelled by a plunger scores points as it rolls down a slanting surface between targets and pins. Are you of keen eye? This is sure to be an exciting pinball showdown with multiple tables to test your skills with the silver balls. All ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 759-1158
Event Cost: $5 per player
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!
6 PM BASKETBALL
Balcony Bar and Grill Backstage - 600 Main Ste 205
Some Round ball perhaps? This is Basketball with Baseball rules! Oh, this should be a treat to play! Oh wow, we’re on a roll! Final rounds will be held on Thursday. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: NOON day of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW TIME!
6:30 PM PING PONG TOURNAMENT
Moe’s Lounge - 937 Main
Ping Pong has been the greatest non-video game pastime since 1909, so don’t be a ding dong, go play some Ping Pong! Set it, serve it, smash it! Single elimination, regulation ping-pong. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st - $75 Bar Tab, 2nd - $50 Bar Tab, 3rd - $25 Bar Tab

7 PM SCOTCH DOUBLES POOL TOURNAMENT
Pongas - 121 W 8th St
Teams of two will play head to head in this double elimination 8-Ball tournament. Alternating shots after every made ball. CASH PRIZES! All ages welcome – under 21 MUST be accompanied by a parent.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 553-0115
Event Cost: $20 per team
Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

7:30 PM 13TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES
Second Show, Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave
(See WEDNESDAY 5 PM for details)

8 PM GUINNESS GAMES ANTS IN THE PANTS
The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main
Time to get your ants in the pants! Adult players will compete individually for prizes.
Arrive early to sign up and play. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8 PM LIP SYNC CONTEST
El Rancho Tavern - 975 Main
Showcase your suave and debonair musical stylings at El Rancho! Bring your music on MP3 and give it to the DJ by 7 PM. Judging based on Lip Sync and Black-Tie Style. DJ dance party immediately following.
Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816
Event Cost: $20
Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Overall & Crowd Favorite

8 PM SNOWDOWN BEER TRIVIA
Carver Brewing - 1022 Main
Teams of 4 compete for prizes and test their beer knowledge and sensory skills. Call 259-2545 x 1 or email info@carverbrewing.com to reserve a spot for your team. This event will fill up fast! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Patrick Jose 259-2545
Event Cost: $20
Entry Deadline: By reservation
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!
8 - 10 PM THE GONG SHOW
The Wild Horse Saloon - 602 E 2nd Ave
Hosted by Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County
Are you a contortionist, singer, magician, dancer, comic, painter or bug whisperer? Based on the 70’s hit show, The Gong Show is known for its absurdist humor and style, with the actual competition secondary to the often outlandish acts presented. Come on Durangatangs, show us your stuff! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Leslie Carlson 799-8832
Event Cost: $10 per player, $5 for spectators
Entry Deadline: Day of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8:30 PM 40TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN JOKEDOWN
Derailed Pour House - 725 Main
Come tell your best joke or present your best stand-up and win cash money! Plus your own Bragging Rights Trophy! Come early and get your seat, we fill up faster than a frosty martini going down. VIP seating is available. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Lisa Gibson 749-4748, Chad Riddles 769-2094
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: Best 3-Minute Stand-up - $100 Cash & Trophy, Best Joke - $50 Cash & Trophy

9:30 PM 9TH ANNUAL KLACKERS TOURNAMENT
Moe’s Lounge - 937 Main
Durango’s own homegrown game! Single-elimination tournament of this exciting, fast-paced dice board game. Roll the jive bones and klack the jack! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st - $75 Bar Tab, 2nd - $50 Bar Tab, 3rd - $25 Bar Tab

10 PM GUINNESS GAMES - HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS
The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main
“It’s a race, it’s a chase, hurry up and feed their faces. Who will win? No one knows! Feed the hungry, hungry hippos! (open up and there it goes!).” If you remember this jingle, you remember how to play Hungry Hippos! This is a hugely popular event, so sign up early! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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