Calendar Sept. 16–22

A crowd lines Main Street in this 2014 file photo for the grand re-opening of the Avalon Theatre. It’s been one year since the completion of the renovation.



Three people toasting red wine



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QUICKREAD

COLORADO MOUNTAIN WINEFEST

This is Winefest’s 25th anniversary year and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the celebration of the fruit of the vine in Palisade.

Set for Friday, Sept. 16, are: bus tours; a Cider Pairing and Lunch; VIP Wine Tasting and Reception form 7–9 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.; Chocolate and Wine Tasting from 7–9 p.m. at Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade.

Set for Saturday, Sept. 17, is the Festival in the Park from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverbend Park in Palisade. Tickets cost $50 general admission, VIP $190 or $25 for nondrinkers.

Set for Sunday, Sept. 18, is an Intro to Grape Growing seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a farmers in downtown Palisade. The bus tour schedule for this day is sold out.

Tickets and info: ColoradoWinefest.com, 464-0999.

MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL

This four-day festival in Paonia offers winery and farm tours, a winemaker’s dinner, chili cook off, venders, music, kids activities, contests and more.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the festival schedule includes a Harvest to Table dinner, music and more.

Info: mountainharvestfestival.org.

AVALON THEATRE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Enjoy music by the Grand Junction Jazz Experience on the Rooftop Terrace of Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., during an anniversary celebration from 5–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

There will be appetizers, a cash bar and a live auction with downtown items.

Info: 778-3088.



DIXIEFEST, doors 6 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Clyde and the Milltailers, If I Fail, Larren and Shea, Obtuse, Ryan Harrison, Tyler Hawkins, and As If performing as Blink 182, $15–$20, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH OPENING CEREMONY, 5:30–7 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., reception to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and opening of “Home Impressions,” works of local Hispanic artists, speakers Tony Ortega and Sylvia Montero, ¡Viva Columbia! Dancers, “¡Del Corazon! artist talk, drinks and appetizers, 243-7337.

“AN EVENING OF HAROLD PINTER,” one-act plays by 20th century playwright Harold Pinter, 7:30 p.m., Mesa Experimental Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., directed by senior theatre major Chance Morgan, surreal, dark humor fueled by intense dialogue, rated PG-13, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

TWO RIVERS CHAUTAUQUA, CHARACTER FORGED IN CONFLICT, “Eleanor Roosevelt,” 10–11 a.m., Colorado Mesa University, Houston Hall Room 104, free; “John Otto,” 2–3 p.m. Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, free; gates open 4:30 p.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Veterans Forum 5 p.m.; Young Chautauqua presentations 6 p.m.; Professional Chautauqua presentations 7–9 p.m., food vendor, parking lot shuttle, $5 per person, ages 12 and younger free, museumofwesternco.org.

DISCOVER ZIMBABWE! free film screening of “Neria,” 6:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, bluesage.org, 527-7243.

“MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS,” 7:30 p.m., Magic Circle Theater, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, Magic Circle Players’ 57th season opener, adult themes, situations and language, parental discretion advised, tickets at magiccircleplayers.com, 249-7838.

MOVIES IN THE PARK, park opens 6 p.m., movie at dusk, Lincoln Park, “Zootopia,” food and drink vendors on site or take a picnic, facebook.com/moviesintheparkgj.

MINGLE WITH THE MAESTRO, 6–7:30 p.m., Heirlooms for Hospice, 635 Main St., meet new Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra director Charles Latshaw, wine, hard cider, Hungarian and German fare, $20, tickets limited, tickets at symphony office, 414 Main St., 243-6787, gjso.org.

GRAND VALLEY FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Red Fox Cellars, 695 36 Road, Palisade, music by Zolopht and Tim & Richard, grandvalleyfoodtruckfridays.com.

AMERICAN AUTHORS WITH 888, 7 p.m., Grand Mesa Field, Colorado Mesa University, free for CMU students, tickets at University Center information desk, community tickets $20 general admission, $35 VIP, tickets at ticketwest.com.

FIFTY50, 6–10 p.m., Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, Music on the Mountain, classic, modern and original rock, ride the tram free beginning at 4 p.m. with a donation of a can of food for the LiftUp Food Pantry, GlenwoodCaverns.com, 945-4228, ext. 0.

DISCOVER ZIMBABWE! catered traditional Zimbabwe dinner 5:30 p.m., Paonia Town Hall in Paonia, $25; concert 7:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, presented by master marimba player and vocalist Musekiwa Chingodza, $13–$23, tickets at bluesage.org, 527-7243.

TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS, Telluride, blues acts and craft beer, tellurideblues.com.

DIXIEFEST, doors 1 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with As If, Augmented, The Backseaters, Chad Bang, Finding Common Ground, Fools and Scholars, If I Fail, Heartland, Nothing Less, Obtuse, Soviet Mothers, Tim+Richard, Shatterproof, Suckafish, Sworn us Under, Tonight We Rise, This Foul Year, Wall of the Fallen, Videl, Wolfson and more, $15–$20, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

“AN EVENING OF HAROLD PINTER,” one-act plays by 20th century playwright Harold Pinter, 7:30 p.m., Mesa Experimental Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., directed by senior theatre major Chance Morgan, surreal, dark humor fueled by intense dialogue, rated PG-13, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

“MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS,” 7:30 p.m., Magic Circle Theater, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, Magic Circle Players’ 57th season opener, adult themes, situations and language, parental discretion advised, tickets at magiccircleplayers.com, 249-7838.

TWO RIVERS CHAUTAUQUA, CHARACTER FORGED IN CONFLICT, Coffee with the Chautauquans, 9–10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers; gates open 10:30 a.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Family Fun with veterans’ artwork display, learn about military uniforms, face painting and more; Professional Chautauqua presentations 11 a.m.–noon, 1:30–2:30 p.m., 3:30–4:30 p.m. and 7–9 p.m.; Young Chautauqua presentations noon–1:30 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Veterans Forum 5 p.m., food vendor and parking lot shuttle,$5, ages 12 and younger free, museumofwesternco.org.

GLADE PARK ROUNDUP, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Glade Park Fire Department and Glade Park Community Center, Glade Park, parade 11 a.m. from the post office to community center, firefighter water fight noon, resident water fight 1 p.m., bump ‘n’ jump, dunk tank, games and activities, cake walk, 216-9116.

SUPERHERO 5K, 9 a.m., Colorado Mesa University, dress as your favorite superhero, races, activities, music, photos and prizes for all skill levels and ages, prizes for best superhero costume, benefits CASA of Mesa County, register at AChildsVoice.org, 242-4191.

TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS, Telluride, blues acts and craft beer, tellurideblues.com.

“MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS,” 2 p.m., Magic Circle Theater, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, Magic Circle Players’ 57th season opener, adult themes, situations and language, parental discretion advised, tickets at magiccircleplayers.com, 249-7838.

DISCOVER ZIMBABWE! marimba and vocal workshops 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, $25, bluesage.org, 527-7243.

CLASSICS: YANG PLAYS LISZT, 7:30 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra 2016–17 opening concert featuring Young Artist winner pianist Vincent Yang, tickets $20–$40 for adults, $5 students, tickets at gjso.org, symphony office, 414 Main St., 243-6787.

CLASSICS: YANG PLAYS LISZT, 7:30 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra 2016–17 opening concert featuring Young Artist winner pianist Vincent Yang, tickets $20–$40 for adults, $5 students, tickets at gjso.org, symphony office, 414 Main St., 243-6787.

THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Help Hospitalized Veterans Community-Based Arts and Crafts Center, 1670 North Ave., Board Game Mania, 424-0499.

DAVID MAYFIELD, 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR, 7 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., from Orlando, A Decade in Blood Tour, $15–$20, 773-1775, mesatheater.com

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, 7:30 p.m., The Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, $35, tickets at City Market stores in Rifle, New Castle and Glenwood Springs, 243-TIXS, TicketsWest.com.

THE WAILERS with Zolopht, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., legendary reggae band, $25–$30, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

PAINT PAONIA OPENING RECEPTION, noon–5 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts Gallery, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, works painted Sept. 17 during the annual plein air painting day, on display and for sale Sept. 22–Nov. 4, bluesage.org.

ANNUAL COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY MUSIC FACULTY GALA, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., with guest Frank Restesan, visiting professor of upper strings and orchestra, concert followed by catered reception in the lobby, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

MISS EMILY FEATURING STEVE WILLIAMS AND JOHN SCHULTZ, 8:30–11 p.m. Sept. 23, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

JENEVE ROSE MITCHELL, 7–9 p.m. Sept. 23, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, American Idol contestant from Crawford singing alternative, contemporary, old-time cowboy and more, 15–$35, tickets at brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006.

INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL, doors 6:15 p.m., show 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Avalon Theatre, $15 adults, $10 students, tickets at Western Anglers and showclix.com/event/IF4GRANDJUNCTIONCO2016, $20 at the door.

GRAND VALLEY FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Sept. 23, St. Kathryn Cellars, 785 Elberta Ave., Palisade, grandvalleyfoodtruckfridays.com.

“MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23–24, Magic Circle Theater, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, Magic Circle Players’ 57th season opener, adult themes, situations and language, parental discretion advised, tickets at magiccircleplayers.com, 249-7838.

“TWELFTH NIGHT,” doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Sept. 23–24, Palisade High School, Kamas Auditorium, 3679 G Road, Palisade, William Shakespeare comedy presented by Palisade High School theater department, $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, 361-5968.

FRUITA FALL FESTIVAL, Sept. 23–25, in Fruita, vendors, contests, talent show, outhouse race, parade, disc golf tournament, live music with headliners Georgia Satellites, fruitafallfestival.com.

THE MISSING LINK BAND, 6–10 p.m. Sept. 24, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, Music on the Mountain, classic rock, dance, funk and groove, ride the tram free beginning at 4 p.m. with a donation of a can of food for the LiftUp Food Pantry, GlenwoodCaverns.com, 945-4228, ext. 0.

“DISNEY’S ALADDIN KIDS,” 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 24, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Youth Theatre Project production featuring more than 50 students ages 5–18, $5, ages 4 and younger free, 255-6757, TheatreProjectGJ.com.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, workshop 7 p.m., dance 7:30–10:30 p.m. Sept. 24, GJ DanceSport, 421 Colorado Ave., period music by Fifth Reel, dances taught and cued by Wendy graham, come with or without a partner, casual dress, beginners welcome, $10 adults, $7 students, $5 ages 10–17, 260-5852.

A NIGHT FOR HEROES, 6 p.m. Sept. 24, Two Rivers Convention Center, St. Mary’s Hospital black-tie ball to recognize heroes, dinner, dancing, tickets 298-2478.

HORSE FUN DAY, 1–4 p.m. Sept. 24, Harmony Acres Equestrian Center, 2006 K Road, kids games and activities, paint a pony, $7 per child; barn dance and barbecue 6 p.m. featuring The Instagators, $14, must register through gjcity.org/recreation.aspx, 254-3866, 231-7956, harmonyacresec.org.

FUOCO MOTOR COMPANY DOWNTOWN CAR SHOW, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 24, downtown Grand Junction, antique, muscle, classic and motorcycles, downtowngj.org.

RISE ABOVE TRAVELING EXHIBIT FREE OPEN HOUSE, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 24, The Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing, Walker Field, 780 Heritage Way, Tuskegee Airmen interactive exhibit, vintage WWII aircraft, TBM Torpedo Bomber, rides available for purchase Sept. 21–23 by reservation, 921-3700, rockymountainwingcaf.org.

MEXICAN HERITAGE DAY, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sept. 24, The Fort on the Old Spanish Trail, 440 N. Palmer St., Delta, vendors, food, demonstrations, music, kids activities, 19th Century re-enactors, 874-8349, fortuncompahgre.org.

GRAND VALLEY QUILT SHOW, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 24, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 25, Battlement School House, 7235 Road 300, Parachute, $3 suggested donation, 285-3438.

COLOR WEEKEND, Sept. 24–25, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, scenic lift ride, painting sessions hosted by The Palette, music by Tony Rosario and Goodman Band on Sept. 24, Stray Grass on Sept. 25, powderhorn.com, 268-5700.

LORD OF THE RINGS SUITE, 3–5 p.m. Sept. 25, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Montrose Community Band views the story of the Hobbit adventures through the eyes of music, 252-1378.

YOUNG LIFE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET, 6–8 p.m. Sept. 25, Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, dinner, live auction and program, casual attire, RSVP gvyounglife.com, 243-7684.

COLOR SUNDAY TRADITIONAL TURKEY DINNER AND ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, fair 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., turkey dinner 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 25, Mesa Community Center in Mesa, hosted by Plateau Valley 4-H Club, dinner $10 adults, $8 ages 60 and older and ages 5–17, free for ages younger than 4, proceeds go to the 4-H Club, 447-0014.

AGRELL+MAZUNIK DUO, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, Guest Artist Series, innovative horn and piano improvisational compositions, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

BERNARDUS, doors open 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., ambient folk rock duo, from Lincoln, Nebraska, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, 241-8801, ext. 0, kafmradio.org.

ENTRE FLAMENCO SANTA FE, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., world-class Spanish dance and music featuring Spanish flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez, hosted by Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, reserved seating $25–$35 adults, $10 students and children, tickets at gjso.org, 243-6787, GJSO office, 414 Main St.

CONFORMATION RALLY AND OBEDIENCE DOG SHOW, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 29–Oct. 2, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, hosted by Grand Valley Kennel Club, more than 550 dogs representing 180 breeds competing for Best in Show honors, free with a $5 parking fee benefits Tope Elementary School, grandvalleykennelclub.org, 986-9629.

CEDAREDGE APPLEFEST, Sept. 29–Oct. 2 in Cedaredge, chili cook off, AppleFest Gala, festival, 5K run/walk, car show, bake sale, food, artisans, vendors, music, cedaredgechamber.com.

“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29–Oct. 1, Oct. 6–8, and 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 8, based on book by Roald Dahl, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, $20 adults, $1 seniors, $7 students, tickets at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets, 248-1604.


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