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WEDNESDAY

11:15 AM WEDNESDAY

SNOWDOWN FASHION DO'S & DON'TS

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 2500 Main

Calling all hero types in Durango, you are specially invited to arrive in the nick of time and dine and have some wine at SNOWDOWN’S premier haute couture affair. Fly, glide or walk, gather your super peeps and join us for fabulous fashion, food and frolicking fun! Whether your outfit is divinely bourgeoisie, comically complete or the fashion police need to dress 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 available 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 or subsequent frolics. 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 many to one transport unit. All monies go to SNOWDOWN, which is a heroic non-profit organization. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinators: Cyd Waddell 759-5513, Beth Wyman 749-9349, Margaret Leeder 799-0950

Entry Cost: $20/$15/$6: Runway table/Regular seating/SRO – no seat, no food, no drink. Advance tickets on sale at the Official SNOWDOWN store, Magpie’s Newsstand, 707 Main, SATURDAY Jan 19, 2019. Tickets to be SOLD beginning at 6 AM. Do arrive early, be so kind as to offer up your cash or check only - Limit 4 seated tickets per person; you may purchase as many SRO tickets as you like while supplies last.

Prizes: Best costume in 3 comic categories.

WEDNESDAY

12 NOON SNOWDOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

Billy Goat Saloon - 39848 US HWY 160 (Gem Village)

Teams of 4 will scope the highways, the byways, the salons and saloons 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 scavenge 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 1 wins! Doors open at 9 AM FRIDAY, judging at 10 AM sharp. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090

Entry Cost: $20

Entry Deadline: 8 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30

Prizes: Comic amounts of cash for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

WEDNESDAY

1 PM KEG CAP FRISBEE

The Balcony Bar & Grill - 600 Main Ste 205

Test your skill at using keg caps as frisbees! Three chances with a prize for each win. Dress to impress, amuse or rescue us! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Awards for each win

WEDNESDAY

2 PM COSTUME CONTEST

The Palace Restaurant - 505 Main

Ladies and gentlemen, comic heroes and fine friends, wear your ComiCon Costume to the Quiet Lady Tavern at the Palace Restaurant. Your finest SNOWDOWN cosplay could be the envy of the SNOWDOWN Costume Contest! Enjoy your favorite libations and snacks while strutting your comical style for the judges. Winners announced at 4 PM, Best in Theme. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Palace Gift Cards


WEDNESDAY

2 PM DART TOURNAMENT

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Players are welcome to bring their own arrows or use ours as they take turns in this spectacular SNOWDOWN dart tournament! Double elimination 32 player bracket. All ages welcome. Parent must accompany under 18.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $15

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

2 PM SNOWDOWN FASHION DO'S & DON'TS AFTERPARTY

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Ah, the fun never stops! Come show off your best and worst fashion at the afterparty! Prizes for the best costume and the worst costume. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Lisa Gibson 749-4748

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: $100 and trophies for Best Couple, $50 for Best Single

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

4 PM AIR GUITAR HERO

The Roost - 128 E College Dr

Are you the Best Air Guitar Hero in the West?! You can pick your own song and perform your air guitar skills to the audience. There will be three categories of prizes; Best Performance, Best Technical Guitar and Best Costume.

Event Coordinator: Kelsie Borland (970) 219-0410

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 3 categories!

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

4 PM SUPERHERO MINUTE TO WIN IT FOR TEEN & TWEENS

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

Join us for some fast-paced action as we smash through superhero-themed minute-long challenges. Wear your SNOWDOWN costume and come play for prizes! Ages 11-17. This is a FREE event with no registration required.

Event Coordinator: Corinna Manion 375-3385

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Comic book prizes for each round plus a Grand Prize

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

4 PM SUPER PARENT LEGO LAVA WALK

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

Compete in a time trial competition to prove who is the most "Super" Mom or Dad out there - child not required! Competitors (adults only) will walk across a "lava flow" of lego pieces barefoot for the chance to win prizes and gift cards. Must be over 18+.

Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman 505-220-2820

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

4 PM 14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more! A Special Showing of the Kids and Teens SNOWDOWN Follies will also perform SATURDAY Feb 2, 1 PM.

Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606

Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call the Box Office 259-2606 ext 13

WEDNESDAY

4:30 PM 41ST ANNUAL SNOWDOWN BARTENDERS CONTEST

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

The Official SNOWDOWN 2019 Cocktail is chosen during this traditional event! Now in it's 41st year since this celebration started! We know all you thirsty Heroes, Heroines and Comic Dudes have been busy devising the perfect Comic Con cocktail! 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: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

WEDNESDAY

5:30 PM SPELLEBRATION

Henry Strater Theatre - 699 Main

Hosted by Durango Adult Education Center

Spellebration is the one and only spelling showdown of Snowdown! 12, 3-person teams will show off their spelling skills with cocktails and costumes in this fun adult spelling bee. All ages welcome in this family friendly fundraiser.

Event Coordinator: Kelly Quach 385-4354

Entry Cost: $250

Entry Deadline: 5 PM Monday Jan 28

Prizes: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

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. Get there early because tournament registration begins promptly at 5 PM. Only one qualifier. Play begins at 6 PM. Must be 18 to participate.

Event Coordinator: Joe Zuber 259-1375

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Registration begins at 5 PM, on-site only

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

6 PM TWILIGHT NIGHTS TRIATHLON

Purgatory Resort Base Area

Hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club

Cross country ski, snow shoe, fat bike race at the base of purgatory. Team or individual. Come alone - join a team. For ALL ages!

Event Coordinator: Tom Holcomb 799-6439

Entry Cost: $10

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd


WEDNESDAY

6 PM BICYCLE ROLLER RACES

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Hosted by FLC Cycling Team

SNOWDOWN'S own bicycle event is gearing 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, Men 45 & up, Women all ages, Men & Women under 18.

Event Coordinator: Ian Burnett 970-403-1200

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd each category

WEDNESDAY

6 PM SNOWDOWN CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT

Durango Elks Lodge - 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)

Time once again to get out your heroic comicribbage 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! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Audrey Harris 749-4942

Entry Cost: $8

Entry Deadline: 2 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30

Prizes: Cash prizes for first 3 places, plus small awards!

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

6 PM GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK DISCUSSION

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

Teens and adults are invited to join us for a fun and informal discussion of graphic novels. Which are your favorites? Meet fellow enthusiasts and add to your stack of “Must Reads.” Light refreshments will accompany what is sure to be a lively conversation. No registration required.

Event Coordinator: Daisy Grice 375-3387

Entry Cost: FREE

WEDNESDAY

6 PM MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL 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. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dale Garland 259-3693

Entry Cost: $40 per team of 4

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

6:30 PM PING PONG TOURNAMENT

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Ping Pong, the mightiest non-video game pastime since 1909! SPIN! SMASH! SHOWOFF! Single elimination, regulation ping-pong. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

NEW TIME!

WEDNESDAY

6:30 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 28. Limited to 12 teams, must be 21+.

Event Coordinators: Greg Yucha 382-0788, Erik Maxson 903-8058

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

7 PM SCOTCH DOUBLES 8-BALL

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 will be awarded. All ages are welcome – anyone under 21 MUST be accompanied by a parent.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $20 per team

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more! A Special Showing of the Kids and Teens SNOWDOWN Follies will also perform SATURDAY Feb 2, 1 PM.

Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606

Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call Box Office 259-2606 ext13

WEDNESDAY

7:45 PM BEER TRIVIA

Carver Brewing Co - 1022 Main

Join true believers for a night of revelry and trivia. Excelsior! Up to 8 teams of 3 or 4. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams. Call 259-2545 to reserve a spot for your team. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Patrick Jose 259-2545

Entry Cost: $15 per team of 3 or 4

Entry Deadline: By reservation

Prizes: Awards for the top 3 teams

WEDNESDAY

8 PM GUINNESS GAMES - ANTS IN THE PANTS

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Holy ants in the pants Batman! Adult players compete individually for prizes. Arrive early to sign up and play. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

8 PM LIP SYNC CONTEST

El Rancho Tavern - 975 Main

Come out, come out! Enter the Lip Sync Contest-Solo or Group Acts, judging based on Best Performance and Crowd Favorite! Dance Party to follow! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Overall, Crowd Favorite

WEDNESDAY

8:30 PM SNOWDOWN JOKEDOWN

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Tell your best joke or present your best stand-up and win comics amounts of cash money! Plus your own Bragging Rights Trophy! Come early and get a seat, we fill up faster than a fearless comic downing a free drink. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Morgan Kirkpatrick (303) 526-6364

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Cash and Trophies for Best Joke, Best Stand-up

WEDNESDAY

9 PM MECHANICAL BULL RIDING CONTEST

Wild Horse Saloon - 601 E 2nd Ave

Ride em’ cowboy (and cowgirl)! Try your hand at this buckin’ bull and see how long you can go, YEEHAW! Mens & Womens categories; Register the day of the event between 7-8:30 PM, Contest starts at 9 PM. 1st place awarded in both categories in the form of cash registration & a trophy! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

9:30 PM KLACKERS

Starlight Lounge - 932 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: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

WEDNESDAY

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 hip-ip-pos; 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 18+.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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