Best bets for the weekend

The best bets for the weekend include the iAM Music Festival in Durango and the peak of the fall color change in the San Juan Mountains.

The iAM Music Festival is a three-day independent music and arts festival, held Friday through Sunday, in downtown Durango. The event will feature live music with more than 20 Colorado bands, circus performances, comedy, mimes, Brazilian street drumming, silent disco, yoga, community art projects, busking and more.

Proceeds support iAM Music’s efforts to provide music education, instrument lending for students, scholarships for music lessons, curriculum development, student performance opportunities, guest artists and facility improvement and growth.

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For photographers, nature lovers and out-of-town visitors, the fall color change will be in full swing this weekend north of Durango in the San Juan Mountains near Silverton. People are encouraged to hop on a bike, go on a hike, take a scenic drive, snap some pictures, get outside or, at the very least, look out the window and enjoy the fall colors while they last.

FridayThe Art of Living Well with and Beyond Cancer, 5 p.m., $40, Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, 259-9234.

2017 iAM Music Festival, 6 p.m., $25-$35, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., 375-7160.

SATURDAYFall Photographer’s Special, 7:30 a.m., $219-$349, Railroad Depot, 479 Main Ave.

Durango Nature Studies tracking workshop, 10:30 a.m., Durango Nature Center, U.S. Highway 550 at Bondad.

Meltdown on the Mesa, noon, $25, Durango Mesa Park, 1661 Ewing Mesa Road.

2017 iAM Music Festival, 6 p.m., $25-$35, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., 375-7160.

SUNDAY2017 iAM Music Festival closing artist brunch, 10 a.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., 375-7160.

Bill Pearce-St. Columba “Adopt-a-Student” golf fundraiser, 11 a.m., $65-$90, Hillcrest Golf Course, 2300 Rim Drive, 247-1499.

A Survivalist’s Diet: Learning to Live Off-Grid in Colorado with Atlas Obscura, 3 p.m., $30, Turtle Lake Refuge, 848 East Third Ave.

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