Calendar: Oct. 12–18

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

Hillbilly Hellcats, doors 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $7, 241-1717.

Ghost Town, 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, $5, 314-2554.

Three Peace Band, 8 p.m.–12:30 a.m., JD’s, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

Southern Junction, country, 8 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

X-Treme Torment Haunted House, 7–11 p.m., 2846 I-70 Business Loop, $12, facebook.com/xtremetorment, 201-7243.

Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, 6–8 p.m., Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Karaoke, 9 p.m.–midnight, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Karaoke, Fineline Production, 9 p.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Opening reception for October exhibit, 6 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, 165 Bridge St., Hotchkiss, “Shadow Horse,” photos by Vendla Stockdale and George Brauneis, 872-4848, http://www.creameryartscenter.org.

Dancing to live music for members and qualified guests, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, 242-4754.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, 7–7:30 p.m. rounds, 7:30–9:30 p.m. mainstream with plus tips, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 986-8801, 434-6541.

Annual Country Store and Craft Sale, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Eckert Presbyterian Church, 13025 Colorado Highway 65, Eckert, soup lunch 11 a.m.–1 p.m., $5, 835-8112, 874-3792.

Sunset Stroll, 5:30 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., guided tour of the Gardens and Colorado River North Channel Trail, take a jacket and flashlight, 257-7408, 245-3288, http://www.wcbotanic.org.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 487-3545.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13

Frank Sinatra tribute show starring Derek Evilsizor, public performances 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge in Delta, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, appetizers and cash bar available, tickets at Delta Chamber of Commerce, Delta County Federal Credit Union in Delta and Hotchkiss, Delta County Independent and Delta Elks Lodge, 874-3624.

Junk Town Music Fest with Astronomar, Pickster One, Daytona, Doctype, Ravin, doors open 9 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $13 ages 18–20, $10 ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

Goodman Band, 9:30 p.m.–close, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, $5, 314-2554.

No Outlet, 10 p.m.–1 a.m., Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Three Peace Band, 8 p.m.–12:30 a.m., JD’s, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

Karaoke, 8 p.m., Lounge 743, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, ages 21 plus, 241-8888.


Karaoke, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

Author reading and book-signing, M. John Fayhee, “The Colorado Mountain Companion,” 2–4 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Author book-signing, “Switch Witch” by Pamela Hurd, 3–5 p.m., Hastings Books, Music and Video, 2401 North Ave., 523-1116.

“Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” featuring cast of 58 students ages 5–18, presented by The Youth Theatre Project, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., $5, ages younger than 5 free, 261-5363, http://www.TheaterProjectGJ.com.

Breakfast and an Opera, 8:45 a.m., breakfast from the menu and informance at Egg and I, 120 W. Park Drive, followed by viewing of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (The Elixir of Love) at Regal Cinemas 14, space limited, reserve a space 242-3707.

Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love” performed by the Metropolitan Opera, live in HD, 10:55 a.m., Regal Cinemas 14, 648 Market St., $24 adults, $22 seniors, $18 students, 248-3558, http://www.fandango.com.

Dancing to live music, 7:30 p.m., for members and qualified guests, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, 242-4754.

DJ and Dancing, 9 p.m., The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Annual Country Store and Craft Sale, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Eckert Presbyterian Church, 13025 Colorado Highway 65, Eckert, sandwich lunch 11 a.m.–1 p.m., $5, 835-8112, 874-3792.

Empty Bowls benefit, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen, 245 S. First St., soup, bread and dessert plus a handmade bowl, $25, tickets at City Market stores, 241-3658.

St. Mary’s Ball, A Night for Heroes, 6 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, premier black-tie ball, 298-1954, http://www.stmarygj.org/aboutfoundation.

Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, 8 a.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Open house and car show, 2–5 p.m., Clifton Autobody, 149 Second St., Clifton, refreshments, snacks, raffles, classic cars and hot rods on display, 270-9383, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Cavalcade’s October Variety Show, 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen St., Fruita, music, storytelling, skits and antics, $15, tickets limited, 260-5413.

Awesome October Skies, Colorado National Monument 2012 Fall Walks and Talks series, 8–10 p.m., Saddlehorn Picnic Area, join Western Colorado Astronomy Club for a tour of the night sky, weather permitting, 858-3617, ext. 300, http://www.wcacastronomy.org.

Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest, Grape and Grain On the Rocks, 4–7 p.m., Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, advance tickets $45 Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts members, $50 nonmembers, $60 day of the event, ages 21 and older, 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org.

X-Treme Torment Haunted House, 7–11 p.m., 2846 I-70 Business Loop, facebook.com/xtremetorment, $12, 201-7243.

Osage Gardens Farm and Greenhouse Tours, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 36730 River Frontage Road, between Silt and New Castle, off I-70, tours, pumpkin patch, 876-5445, http://www.osagegardens.com.

Harry Potter Halloween Party and Costume Contest, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Story time with Judy, 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., De Beque Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 730 Minter Ave., De Beque, 283-8625, http://www.mcpld.org.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

Open mic, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 260-5413, http://www.cavalcadefruita.com.

Open auditions for “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” adult theater production, ages 16 and older, 3:30 p.m., The Theatre Project Stage, 835 N. 26th St.; ages 6–15 auditions for youth chorus, 2–3 p.m., take auditions form, available at http://www.TheatreProjectGJ.com, 261-5363.

Happy Feet Rounds, ballroom, social dance, 5–7:30 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 243-5858.

Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, 8 a.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

MONDAY, OCT. 15

(Hed) p.e., doors 7 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10, 241-1717.

Happy Feet Rounds, ballroom, social dance, phase 3–4 level, 7:30–10 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 243-5858.

Apple Squares square dancing, 7–9 p.m., Appleton Christian Church, 2510 I-70 Frontage Road, singles welcome, 242-5057.

The Good, the Bad and the Gross for fourth- through sixth-graders, 3–4 p.m., Parachute Branch Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, hands-on learning activity, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.

Story time, 10 a.m., Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 243-0181, http://www.mcpld.org.

Ready to Read story time, 11 a.m., Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

Karaoke, 7 p.m., Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, cash prizes for top vocalists, 434-0320.

Karaoke Tuesdays, doors open 5 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Ninja Trivia, 7 p.m., Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

DJ with M.C. Mooch, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Free day, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., special rates for tour groups, 245-3288.

Neighbors Read! family story time, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, temporary location, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, temporary location, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442.

Story time, 10 a.m., Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 711 Iowa Ave., Palisade, 464-7557.

Story time with Miss Story, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

Cherish the Ladies, 7:30 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., $25, $30, $35, tickets at ticketswest.com, Back Porch Music City Market stores, 243-8497, sandstoneconcerts.com, http://www.cherishtheladies.com.

Jam nite/open mic, 8 p.m.–midnight, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Open mic night, 9 p.m.–midnight, Naggy McGees, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Acoustic Spotlight, a variety of local talent, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Community Cinema, “As Goes Janesville,” reception 6:30 p.m., film 7 p.m., Colorado Mesa University, Academic Classroom Building, room 111, discussion will follow, 245-1818.

Early Halloween at the community open house, 4–7 p.m., new office of The Salvation Army, 918A Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, take children in costume, treats, games, prizes, refreshments, 945-6976.

W.W.W. Wonderful, Wacky Wednesday for ‘tweens ages 7–11, 2–4 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, temporary location, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Story hour, 10:30 a.m., New Castle Branch, Garfield County Library, 402 Main St., New Castle, 984-2347.

Story time with Miss Story, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

Colorado Mesa University Fall Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Open mic, 7 p.m. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 260-5413, http://www.cavalcadefruita.com.

Shay Bramer, 6 p.m., Marlo’s Lounge, Springhill Suites by Marriott, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Karaoke Thursdays, doors open 5 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

DJ and Karaoke with Thomas, 8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Open mic night, 9:30 p.m., Naggy McGees, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Thursday Night Open Mic, 7 p.m., The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 252-1488.

Rosie’s Fun Nite and Open Mic, share your talents in music, comedy or anything entertaining, 6 p.m., Red Rose Cafe, 235 Main St., Palisade, 464-7673.

Open mic band night hosted by Tammy Russell, 8 p.m., Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5549.

Colorado Mesa University Art Department annual open house for high school art students and their teachers and community members, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Fine Arts Building, CMU campus, demonstrations, tours, mini-animation film festival, CMU Art Club show and sale and more, 248-1833.

“Dancing at Lughnasa” presented by The Theatre Project, adult community theatre company, 7:30 p.m., The Theatre Project Stage, 835 N. 26th St., $15 adults, $10 seniors/students, space limited, ticket reservations strongly recommended, http://www.TheatreProjectGJ.com.

“Reveal the Path,” mountain bike film screening, 7 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $11 in advance, $13 at the door, http://www.revealthepath.com, 260-5559.

Poets and Writers of Colorado Mesa University Reading Series, 7 p.m., Planet Earth & the 4 Directions Gallery, 524 Colorado Ave., featuring Doug Cox, Jennifer Hancock and Michele Hanson, 256-9630.

Friends of the Mesa County Public Libraries Fall Book Sale, members only sale 3–7 p.m., west side of First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., nonmembers can join Friends for $10 during the members-only sale, 201-0868.

Exploring the Black Ridge, Colorado National Monument 2012 Fall Walks and Talks series, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 4.5-mile moderate to strenuous hike, preregistration required, 858-3617, ext. 300.

Story time, 4:30 p.m., Hasting’s Books, Music and Video, 2401 North Ave., 243-0781.

Story time, 10 a.m., Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, Clifton, 434-6936.

Story time, 10 a.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 858-7703.

Infant and toddler story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, temporary location, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442.


LOOKING FORWARD

Goodman Unplugged, 6–9 p.m. Oct. 19, Palisade Cafe, 113 W. Third St., Palisade, 464-0657.

Three Peace Band, 8 p.m.–midnight Oct. 19, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Behind the Scenes Tour, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., $5, 242-0971.

Remember When, oldies, 8 p.m. Oct. 19, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Naked Soles, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., all student choreographed, directed and danced, 248-1604.

F-Town GearDown Festival, family oriented cycling fest, Oct. 19–20, biking film contest, mountain bike poker rides, music, expo, beer garden, Civic Center Park, Fruita, kids mountain bike skills clinic, polo tournament and more, http://www.gofruita.org, 858-0360.

Vintage Voltage, classic ‘60s–‘80s rock and blues, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Oct. 19–20, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, vintagevoltageband.com.

Friends of the Mesa County Public Libraries Fall Book Sale,  9 a.m.–7 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 20, west side of First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., nonmembers can join Friends for $10 during the members-only sale, 201-0868.

“Dancing at Lughnasa” presented by The Theatre Project, adult community theatre company, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19–20, The Theatre Project Stage, 835 N. 26th St., $15 adults, $10 seniors/students, space limited, ticket reservations strongly recommended, http://www.TheatreProjectGJ.com.

Black Canyon Gala hosted by Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism, cocktail hour 6 p.m., Oct. 20, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, silent auction, gourmet dinner, live auction, music, dancing, corporate tables $750, individual tickets $50 for ACT members, $60 nonmembers, 249-5000, http://www.montroseACT.com.

Glade Park Chili Cook-off, Oct. 20, Glade Park Community Services Building, on 16.5 Road, north of the Glade Park Store, benefits Glade Park Community Services, 257-9693, http://www.glade-park.com/community-events-calendar.html.

Zoo Believe hosted by Grand Valley Zoo Quest, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 20, Kokopelli Plaza, Fruita, Grand Valley Knights car show, small animals and reptiles, live music and food, http://www.gvzooquest.com.

David Lanz, Grammy-nominated piantist, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $20 general admission, $45 Golden Ticket (preferred seating, private wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Lanz and autographed CD), a portion of the proceeds benefit Colorado Public Radio Marsha Thomas Endowment Fund and Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, tickets at brownpapertickets.com, 261-8455.

Goodman Band, 7–10:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Vance Johnson’s Outlaw Ribbs, 315 E. First St., Parachute, 285-1917.

Author book-signing, Genevieve Bohrer Cain, “From Train Wreck to Train Wreck: A Journey in God’s Faithfulness,” 1–3 p.m. Oct. 20, Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 243-4442.

GJ Rockestra Concert VI, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, $20, 243-6787, gjsymphony.org.

Marc Black, eclectic folk-rocker, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., seating limited, $15, http://www.kafmradio, 241-8801, ext. 223.

Signature Chefs Auction, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, chef’s dinner, music, program, live and silent auctions, benefits March of Dimes, $125 individual seat, $1,250 table for 10, reservations 243-0894, marchofdimes.com/colorado.

Christmas Stamp ‘n’ Scrap presented by Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrators, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 20, Connection Church, 402 Grand Ave., demonstrations, displays, classes, reserve a seat for classes by noon Oct. 15, 986-2254, http://www.specialtstampin.stampinup.net, 245-1317, http://www.stampwithemily.com,

Rainbow Prom, doors open 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 18 and older, 241-1717.

Hitched in Grand Junction Bridal Experience, 4–7 p.m. Oct. 20, Courtyard Marriott, 765 Horizon Drive, 433-2093, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Exploring the Black Ridge, Colorado National Monument 2012 Fall Walks and Talks series, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 20, 4.5-mile moderate to strenuous hike, preregistration required, 858-3617, ext. 300.

“Murder Among the Mateys,” murder-mystery dinner to benefit a Rifle Relay for Life team, cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m. Oct. 20, Winchester Night Club, 2090 Whiteriver Ave., Rifle, $30 per person, space limited, RSVP to 618-3847, 404-2712 by Oct. 17.

Dress Your Best fundraiser, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, The Creamery Art Center, 165 Bridge St., Hotchkiss, dinner, dancing to David and Tamera Hauze Strike Band, and live auction, $60 per person, $100 per couple, $400 table for eight, tickets at 872-4848, http://www.creameryartscenter.org.

Colorado West Paint Horse Club Show, 8 a.m. Oct. 20, Mesa County Fairgrounds, covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Author book-signing, Erica Olsen “Recapture,” 2–4 p.m. Oct. 20, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Fall Day on the Farm, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 20, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, apple cider, hayrides, historic demonstrations, $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3.50 ages 3–12, $15 family groups, free for members, 242-0971, http://www.museumofwesternco.com.

Open Studios Tour hosted by Artspace, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 20, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 21, visit studios, meet artists, see demonstrations, view works not in area galleries, maps at http://www.artspacecolorado.org, 640-8177.

Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club 2012 Gem and Mineral Show, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 21, Two Rivers Convention Center, displays, demonstrations, classes, door prizes, $3 adults, $1 ages 12–18, ages 11 and younger free with adult, benefits Colorado Mesa University scholarships in the geology department http://www.grandjunctionrockclub.org.

PumpkinFest, 12:30–3 p.m. Oct. 21, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, potluck lunch, root beer garden, Bump ‘n’ Jump, pumpkin patch, 242-0577.

Legend of the Ahhh’s, doors open 5 p.m. Oct. 21, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Colorado Mesa University Jazz Ensemble and Combos, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

Don Williams in concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Two Rivers Convention Center, reserved tickets at City Market stores, 866-464-2626, http://www.ticketswest.com.

John Jorgenson, founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters and six-year member of Elton John’s Band, doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., Oct. 24, Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs, $20, http://www.glenwoodconcerts.com.

Gwenyth and Monko, indie-folk from Mendocino, Calif., 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 260-5413, http://www.cavalcadefruita.com.

Independence by Moonlight, Colorado National Monument Association Fall Walks and Talks, 6–10 p.m. Oct. 25, Colorado National Monument, explore the park after dark, pre-registration required, 858-3617, ext. 300.


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