Briefs: OA MOG Fest April 10, 2009

Downtown all about the great outdoors April 11 as MOG fest offers merchandise, movies, music

An adventure-packed staycation starts here, at the Manufacturers of Outdoor Gear (MOG) Sale and Festival on Saturday, April 11, in downtown Grand Junction.

Outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers will sell samples, closeout and blemished products, everything needed for play in the valley.

A few films from Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour and music by popular local bands round out the festival Saturday night at Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St.

GEAR SALE

The gear sale takes place in the 500 block of Main Street with brands such as Chaco, Ulu, Trek Bicycles, Dueter, Mountain Khakis and others. Want a chance to get the deals first? A $5 donation at the sale to KAFM 88.1 FM Community Radio will get you a VIP ticket to get into the sale early, at 9 a.m. The general public gets in for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
VIP tickets also can be purchased in advance at Mountain Sprouts, 542 Main St., Loki Outerwear, 2249 Broadway, and KAFM, 1310 Ute Ave.

MOVIES & MUSIC

Outdoor enthusiasts and movie buffs can attend a screening of select films from Mountainfilm starting at 7 p.m. at Mesa Theater. Films selected for the evening include “The Last Frontier: Conservation and Exploration in Papua New Guinea,” a segment from “Play Gravity,” “Presence: 40 Days in Greenland” and “Sponsor Me, Jake.” New is an exclusive 5-minute preview of a film on the Colorado Riverfront Project and the individuals who contributed to the over 30 miles of trails, hundreds of acres of parks, wildlife areas and open space for the past 20 years.
Tickets to the film screening cost $12 for adults or $10 with a VIP ticket from earlier in the day. Children 12 and under get in free.
At 8:45 p.m. there will be a raffle and silent auction to benefit nonprofits. At 9 p.m. Loki Nite starts with a celebration for those 21-or-older with local bands Wheel and Stray Grass.
Tickets to Loki Nite cost $10 or are free if you paid to watch the films.


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