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THURSDAY

11:40 AM CHAMPAGNE PONG

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

Dahhling! It's like the beer pong but with a much better beverage! Hosted by Edna Mode from the Incredibles! Only one wins in the round robin competition but we also have our “not so famous” dance off for our odd number elimination rounds. We award for costumes too! The day and time have changed but don’t look back. It distracts from the now! Cost includes bottomless champagne and a Super Incredible brunch buffet. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Lesley Ponce 375-0076

Entry Cost: $20 Contestants AND Spectators; Brunch and bottomless champagne for everyone!

Entry Deadline: Tickets on sale at Durango Elks Lodge beginning 5 PM FRIDAY Jan 25. There are limited player spots available but there will be plenty of spectator availability at the event.

Prizes: Only one wins in the end but plenty of fun along the way. Prizes for costumes too!

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1 PM IRON MIXOLOGIST

El Moro Spirits and Tavern - 945 Main

Enter to compete for the crown of Iron Mixologist. Competitors will go head to head creating cocktails that will be evaluated by a panel of judges, who will decide the winner of the coveted Iron Mixologist Golden Bar Spoon. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dave Woodruff 259-5555

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 mintes before event

Prizes: Golden Bar Spoon, Silver Bar Spoon and Copper Bar Spoon, El Moro gift cards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW TIME!

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2 PM BIG WHEEL DERBY

Balcony Bar & Grill - 600 Main Ste 205

Each contestant does a timed lap around the balcony on a Big Wheel! Hopefully, the required helmet won’t mess up your costume! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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2 PM WARMING HUT AND THE MARIO & LUIGI MUSTACHE CHALLENGE

BREW Pub & Kitchen - 117 W College Dr

Stop into the Radio 101 Warming Hut anytime between 2 and 4:30 PM and test your skills at ‘Pin the Mustache on Mario and Luigi’. After an quick spin, and a blind fold of course, try your best to get the stick-on mustache closest to Mario’s or Luigi’s lips. The top 3 placements will be awarded prizes, with first place winning SNOWDOWN Follies tickets! It can get mighty chilly running from event to event, so stop in from the cold, warm up and try your luck. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Kristin Dills 259-4444

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Tickets to SNOWDOWN Follies and other great prizes

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2 PM FAMILY FEUD

The Palace Restaurant - 505 Main

This game is similar to the TV classic, but with our own SNOWDOWN style! Four person teams will compete for the top prize. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

NEW EVENT!

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3 PM SPEED RACER ADULT TRICYCLE RACE

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

Competitors will compete in a tournament-style set of races riding tricycles around a special track for prizes and gift cards. Awards at 6 PM. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman (505) 220-2820

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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4 PM NAME THAT TUNE

8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)

Contestants will listen for 5-20 seconds to songs and will then be asked to name the song and the artist, with each correct answer being worth 1 point. Highest point total wins! Oh, and let’s not forget - every five or so songs - contestants will be given the opportunity to get a bonus point for naming the year of the album! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chris Brophy (970) 769-1522

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Drink cards and drink tokens!

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4 PM HOT WING EATING CONTEST

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Dr (next to Cuckoo's)

Hosted by Cuckoo's Chicken House

Hot Hot Hot wings! Did I say HOT? Drop by Cuckoo’s for a full set of rules. Limited to the first 20 entries. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2377

Entry Cost: $8 per Contestant

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st - Pound of Wings a Month for a Year, 2nd - Pound of Wings a Month for 6 Months, 3rd - T-shirt

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4 PM 14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

(see WEDNESDAY 4 PM for details)

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4 PM CAPT'N MARVEL OYSTER SLURPING

Hwy 3 Roadhouse - 955 HWY 3

Eat as many oysters as you can in 60 seconds! Limited to the first 10 men and first 10 women who sign up. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Chuck Norton 247-4702

Entry Cost: $20 per contestant - paid in advance

Entry Deadline: Call to enter by 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30. Participants must arrive 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

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4 - 6 PM THE SCIENCE OF COMIC CON

Powerhouse Science Center - 1333 Camino Del Rio

Where there are geeks there will be nerds. In this family fun event we will explore the science behind some comic con exploits. How realistic is the science behind mutations? Can you actually swing from Spider Silk? Could humans actually have superpowers some day? Learn and discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what is known to be possible and into an otherwise unimaginable future! All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Donitza Ivanovich 903-3367

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

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4 - 8 PM BOOZIN’ BEACONS

Eolus - 919 Main (Rooftop)

Hosted by Friends of the San Juans

A rollicking collision of libations and life-saving skills incorporating teamwork, knowledge of the downtown bar scene and skills with Avalanche Beacons. Teams sent out across Durango. Games begin at Eolus where all teams are to return by 7 PM. Proceeds benefit Friends of the San Juans and SNOWDOWN. Limited to 10 teams of 3-4 people. BYO beacon and camera phone. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Ben Stone (303) 518-0362

Event Cost: $10 per player

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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4:30 PM SNOWDOWN JR KING AND QUEEN CONTEST

Best Western Rio Grande Inn - 400 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by McDonald's and Best Western Rio Grande Inn

All ages are welcome to attend this final selection of SNOWDOWN's Junior King and Queen from the Durango grade school competition. Winning royalty will ride in the SNOWDOWN Light Parade FRIDAY night!

Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-2446 or 247-3986

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

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4:30 PM 27TH ANNUAL WINE & CRAFT SPIRITS TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION

Mutu's Italian Kitchen - 701 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by La Plata Open Space Conservancy

Please join La Plata Open Space Conservancy for a fun, elegant evening featuring exceptional wines and locally crafted spirits, brews, fine foods, a silent auction and an adventurous raffle. Proceeds from this event support LPOSC’s work conserving landscapes and natural resources in Southwest Colorado. Tickets go on sale SATURDAY Jan 26 at www.lposc.org. Tickets available at the door if space permits.

Event Coordinator: Lea Parks Novak 259-3415

Entry Cost: $75 per person

Entry Deadline: Tickets in advance or at the door

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5 PM TYE DOWN FLY TYING CONTEST

The San Juan Angler - 600 Main Ste 202

Fly Tying! We provide the materials. You make your most creative fly design! All ages and skill levels and spectators welcome!

Event Coordinator: Cole Glenn 382-9978

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

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5 PM HANKY PANKY

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Be the first one to pull ALL the kleenex out of a box, ONE at a time! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

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

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6 PM KAYAK POOL SLALOM

Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Hosted by Durango Whitewater

Join paddlers from Durango Whitewater for a low key kayak pool slalom for everyone to enjoy. Playboat paddlers are encouraged to come join the fun. Several slalom race kayaks will be available for loan. Slalom is for ALL AGES, ALL TYPES OF BOATS! Very youth friendly. How does it work? Each boater is timed through the gates. We will teach you the rules and course on arrival. Practice starts at 6 PM with racing at 7 PM.

Event Coordinator: Kent Ford 259-1361

Entry Cost: $1 per contestant, FREE for spectators

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Awards for all ages!

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6 PM MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR FINALS

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

(see WEDNESDAY 6 PM for details)

NEW DAY!

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6 PM SNOWDOWN COMIC CON PINBALL SHOWDOWN

J Bo's Pizza & Ribs - 1301 Florida Rd

Hosted by Silverballs Amusements, LLC.

Pinball Wizards of all ages and skill levels are invited to this International Pinball Flipper Association endorsed pinball tournament. Players will be randomly placed into groups of four to battle it out on pinball machines such as Iron Maiden, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars. This is a three-strike tournament that costs $5 entry, but all the machines are set on FREE play. All money paid back to the top super heroes of the night. There will be raffle prizes from J Bo's as well. Prizes for best costumes will also be awarded. All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 759-1158

Entry Cost: $5 per contestant

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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6 PM SNOWDOWN TREADMILL CHALLENGE

BREW Pub & Kitchen - 117 W College Dr

Hosted by Durango Running Company

How high can you climb? Each contestant has 5 minutes to push their limits and climb as many vertical feet as possible! The contestant who climbs the most wins! Men's & Women's categories.

Event Coordinator: Brett Sublet 769-3639

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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6 PM SNOWDOWN SUPERHERO OBSTACLE COURSE

Durango Jungle Gym - 151 E 15th St

Wear your best superhero costume to earn extra points in a ninja style obstacle course race. Race for the ultimate prizes of pride, pizza and beer! Must be over 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Kardas 422-1976

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!

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6 PM BEER PONG

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Teams of two will square off in this double elimanation tournament played with traditional beer pong rules. This is a 64 team bracket and teams should sign up early, this event fills up! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $20 per team

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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6:30 PM SNOWDOWN PUBHOUSE TRIVIA

Powerhouse Science Center - 1333 Camino Del Rio

Get ready for SNOWDOWN’s annual Pubhouse Trivia night at The Powerhouse! Held in The Powerhouse Gallery, our Trivia consists of 5 rounds of questions always including one scientific round. Assemble your team of 5 to compete for prizes or come solo and join one. Get focused with some local brews and compete against some of the brightest minds around. All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Charlotte Ford 259-9234 x103

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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6:30 PM DODGEBALL

Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Hosted by SoCoCAA Youth Services

This all-pure-natural adrenaline event also increases dopamine levels naturally and raises money for awesome after-school, outdoor adventure positive youth development programs in Ignacio, staffed by real superheros. The youth are the referees, so treat 'em with respect. Each team consists of 6 members, including at least 2 women. Must be 16+. Spectators of all ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Nita Emerson 563-4517

Entry Cost: $85 per team

Entry Deadline: 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

NEW EVENT!

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7 PM MAGIC CARPET RIDE

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Sit on small rug and scoot your bootie across the floor. First one to finish wins! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

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

NEW EVENT!

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7 PM SALOONATIC OLYMPICS

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

Teams of 4 compete in general bar games.

Event Coordinator: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090

Entry Cost: $10 per team

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

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7:30 PM SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

(see WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM for details)

8 PM GUINNESS GAMES - OPERATION

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The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Hooray! You get to play doctor (so FUN!) and Cavity Sam needs your help! Show off your operating skills but don’t get buzzed! Arrive early and stay late! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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8 PM BEARD GROWING COMPETITION

Carver Brewing Co - 1022 Main

Join us for the great SNOWDOWN “Beard Race” and other fun events on the patio. Contestants showed up clean shaven at Carver’s back in November to have their mug shot taken as proof they didn’t get a head start. Prizes will be awarded to the best beard, length, girth, style and ABSORPTION. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dasha Greidanus 259-2545

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Contestants “pre-certified” in November must arrive 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Kegs, Growlers, Gift Cards Brewery Merchandise

8 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES GALA PREMIERE PERFORMANCE

Henry Strater Theater - 699 Main

The grand Gala of the SNOWDOWN Follies - a notoriously irreverent show performed by an all-volunteer cast and crew. To purchase tickets for this event, you must place your name on the Official Gala Wait List created on April 1st 1997 (truly over two decades ago!) To get on the list, email SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com.

Event Coordinator: Janalee Hogan SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com

Entry Cost: $65

Entry Deadline: SOLD OUT! Waitlist only!

NEW EVENT!

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8 PM 80's REQUEST VIDEO DANCE PARTY

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Request your favorite 80's Dance Videos. Dance contest with awards for the best moves! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Todd Gibson 847-852-0920

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Cash prizes for best dance moves

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8 PM DRAG RACE & FASHION SHOW

El Rancho Tavern - 975 Main

Come strut your stuff and dress in your best Queen or King of the Drag! Join us at the El Rancho Tavern with special host, the Spaaah Shop. Dance Party to follow! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: Best overall Queen and King and Crowd Favorites

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9 PM DJ AND MC BATTLE

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Epic battles of Super DJ’s and Super MC’s. Best crowd response wins. 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!

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9 PM ARM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

Wild Horse Saloon - 601 E 2nd Ave

Single elimination bracket tournament with 6 different weight divisions in both Men's & Women's Categories; each division winner will be awarded cash prize money (from registration fees) and a trophy.

Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Cash prize AND a trophy for each division winner

IT’S BACK!

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9 PM PICK UP LINE CONTEST

Animas City Theater - 128 E College Dr (next to Cuckoo's)

Got a good one liner or two you think will increase your chances of getting lucky? Test your best pickup lines before a live audience! A panel of knowledgeable judges will determine if you’ve got what it takes to seal the deal. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dusty Grannis 799-1681

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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10 PM GUINNESS GAMES - CONNECT FOUR

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Adult players compete individually for prizes. Arrive early to sign up and play.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW TIME!

THURSDAY

10 PM KARAOKE CONTEST

8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)

Come flex those pipes at the Tavern for a karaoke contest! Performers will be judged on vocalization, performance and showmanship. See also FRIDAY and SATURDAY 10 PM. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chris Brophy 769-1522

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Drink cards and tokens!