Calendar: Week of April 16, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Roundabout, country western, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, $10 cover, 241-5179.

Goodman Band, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

“The Three Little Pigs” puppet show, Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 10:30 a.m., 243-4442.

James Hunnicutt with Adam Lee Cogswell, country/rockabilly, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 10 p.m., ages 21 plus, 589-6229.

Arbor Day Celebration, Reed Park, 250 S. Elm, Fruita, noon, entertainment by Fruita Middle School band, presentations to the fifth grade poster winners, fourth-graders will receive an evergreen tree sapling on first come, first served basis, public invited, bring chair or blanket, 858-0360.

Jennifer Slates Spring Flute Recital, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 7:30 p.m.

“The Fable Factory,” rated G, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

“Pajama Game,” Adler and Ross musical presented by Grand Valley High School Theatre Company, Cardinal Hall, Grand Valley High School, 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute, 7 p.m., $5 adults, $3 senors/students, available at the door or in advance, 285-5705, ext. 4121.

Palisade International Honeybee Festival, Palisade, opening reception, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., 5-8 p.m., guest speaker Gary McCallister, Mesa State College biology professor, 6 p.m., 464-5777, palisadehoneybeefest.com.

Peach Blossom Art Show hosted by Palisade Art Lovers, Palisade Veterans Memorial Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., Palisade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 464-0440, 255-1553, http://www.palisadeartlovers.org.

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite B-5, 7:30 p.m., optional dinner theatre, tickets $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, or $30 for dinner theater, 361-0243.

Cha Cha group dance class, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., Suite 1, 7 p.m., followed by a practice party, 712-2552.

Vintage Voltage, psychedelic ‘60s and ‘70s rock and blues, Grand Valley Pub, 101 Cardinal Way, Parachute, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 285-7616.

“The Odd Couple,” Renew, The Theater, 338 S. Second St., 7:30 p.m., $15, 200-7639.

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

Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 6-8 p.m., 464-7257.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, Mainstream, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 7-8 p.m. Plus, 8-10 p.m., 434-6541, 523-0189.

Free wine tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 1-6 p.m., receive tasting notes and recipes, 257-1557, http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com.

Black Tie Ballroom dance lessons with George and Marilyn Kelly, Dance Works, 2893 North Ave., 8-9 p.m., 261-9188.

Karaoke, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 9 p.m., 858-0701. 243-5954, 434-1958.

Nine-ball pool tournament, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, $10 entry fee, 241-8686.

Boots and Hat Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., free cover for wearing cowboy boots and hat, 434-0320.

Beginnings combined baby lap sit and toddler story time for ages birth to 3, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, 10:30-11 a.m., 249-9656.

Bluegrass Jam, Chick-Fil-A, 522 Bogart Lane, 7 p.m. 241-0352.

Karaoke, Thunder Mountain Tavern, 2701 U.S. Highway 50, 242-9897.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

“The Fable Factory,” rated G, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

“Pajama Game,” Adler and Ross musical presented by Grand Valley High School Theatre Company, Cardinal Hall, Grand Valley High School, 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute, 7 p.m., $5 adults, $3 senors/students, available at the door or in advance, 285-5705, ext. 4121.

Palisade International Honeybee Festival, Palisade Town Plaza, Palisade, vendors, entertainment, food and drink, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 464-5777, palisadehoneybeefest.com.

Peach Blossom Art Show hosted by Palisade Art Lovers, Palisade Veterans Memorial Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., Palisade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 464-0440, 255-1553, http://www.palisadeartlovers.org.

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite B-5, 2 and 7:30 p.m., optional dinner theatre, tickets $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, 361-0243.

Earth Day Celebration hosted by High Noon Solar, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Expo Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., family activities, information booths, displays, demonstrations, artists, food, seedlings for sale, entertainment 11:15 a.m. Sandy Lind, noon Sultan’s Pride, 12:30 p.m. Flat Top Reed, 1:45 p.m. The Porchlights, 2:30 p.m. Khubsurat Ruh, 3 p.m. The North 17th Street Band, 4:15 p.m. Daydreamer, 241-0209.

National Poetry Month events, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., “Writing the Path” poetry workshop with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Kim Nuzzo, 10 a.m.-noon, space limited, registration required; open mike poetry with a spring theme, 1:15-1:45 p.m., sign up; poetry performance by Trommer and Nuzzo, 2 p.m., 243-4442.

Bike Rodeo, Fruita Civic Center parking lot, 325 E. Aspen Ave., 9 a.m.-noon, obstacle course, paperboy skills challenge, tire tossing contest, slow races, BMX starting gate, bike/helmet fitting, safety checks and more, participants required to wear a helmet; helmets available to purchase for $5 or a donation, 858-0360.

“Yard Sale,” The Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus annual fundraising spring show, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., 2 and 7 p.m., featured quartet McPhly, 2008 Rocky Mountain District Quartet, $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, groups of 10 or more $10 per person, tickets at Party Land, 2650 North Ave.; United Country Realty, 2470 Patterson Road, No. 1; or at the door, 209-2941, 242-2657, http://www.bookcliffchorus.net.

Community Evening Dance with music by Jim Rowland, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, 7-10 p.m., $4 at the door, for all ages, 874-0923.

The Jay Ketchem Band, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

Flat Top Reed, Rockslide Brew Pub patio, 401 Main St., 9 p.m., 245-2111.

Springtime Galaxies hosted by Western Colorado Astronomy Club, Colorado National Monument Spring 2010 Walks and Talks Series, dusk-10 p.m., weather permitting, meet in the Colorado National Monument Saddlehorn picnic area just after sunset, telescopes available, 858-3617, ext. 365/360.

Taste of Western Colorado Dinner, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, seating times 5:30 or 6:45 p.m., guests, silent auction, entertainment, vegetarian and nonvegetarian meal choice, $15 per person, proceeds go toward a community garden project on land donated by Koinonia Church, 242-3947, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Zona and Bob Becker, Horsefly Brewing Co., 2320 E. Main St., Montrose, 7 p.m., 249-6889.

Teen Art Contest: Inspired by Books, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., submissions due April 17, should include the book title that was the inspiration, all art mediums welcome, 243-4442.

Time Served and Dance, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Desert Moon, country/rock band, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 464-1462.

Bluegrass and String Band Jam, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, 3 p.m., 874-8777.

Family History Fair, 2881 Orchard Ave., 7:15 a.m.-4:40 p.m., 29 classes, door prize drawing at 4:30 p.m., 243-2782, 263-8166.

Red Baron Ball for Family Health West, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 858-2108, http://www.familyhealthwest.org.

Day in the Park celebrating the Month of the Young Child, Canyon View Park, Grand Shelter, 730 24 Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hotdogs and chips while supplies last, fun, free activities for ages 1-8, 244-3838, http://www.mesacountypcf.com.

SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick, Bananas Fun Park, 2469 Riverside Parkway, April 17, 1-5 p.m., photo opportunities, food specials and more, bananasfunpark.com, 241-7529.

Grand Junction Holistic Arts and Metaphysical Festival, West Gate Inn, 2210 U. S. Highway 6&50, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., readers, healers, artists, numerology, dowsing rods, healthy chocolate, salt lamps, silver and handmade jewelry, astrology, natural oils, angel reader, chair massage, Bowen Therapy, medical intuitive, Egyptian healing practitioner, Egyptian healing rods and more, 263-8850, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Vintage Voltage, psychedelic ‘60s and ‘70s rock and blues, Grand Valley Pub, 101 Cardinal Way, Parachute, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 285-7616.

AmpTramp band, Southern rock, classic rock and boogie blues, Blu Sky Saloon, 220 W. Main St., Cedaredge, 9 p.m., http://www.AmpTrampBand.com, 856-3464.

Money X Live event, Lincoln Park, Suplizio Field, gates open 4 p.m., featuring DJ Triple XL, Chocolate Punk from Los Angeles, Break EFX America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5, Wilmer Valderrama of “That ‘70s Show,” Tatyana Ali, Seth Joyner, JJ Thomas, Josh Sherman and Malcom McCassey, $12, proceeds benefit Money Month Mesa County, http://www.MoneyXLive.com.

Goodman Band, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., 9 p.m., 464-5449.

“The Odd Couple,” Renew, The Theater, 338 S. Second St., 7:30 p.m., $15, 200-7639.

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

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

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

Story time with Sierra, Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, 11 a.m., 255-8655.

Live music with local musicians, Premier Pasta and More, 2148 Broadway, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 242-1778.

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

Free wine tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 1-6 p.m., receive tasting notes and recipes, 257-1557, http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com.

Eight-ball pool tournament, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, $10 entry fee, 241-8686.

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

Bilingual story time, Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 10 a.m., 858-7703, http://www.mcpld.org.

Chatfield Country Kickers Square Dance Club, Plus and Mainstream, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 7:30 p.m., 434-0868.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18

Peach Blossom Art Show hosted by Palisade Art Lovers, Palisade Veterans Memorial Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., Palisade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 464-0440, 255-1553, http://www.palisadeartlovers.org.

Grand Junction Holistic Arts and Metaphysical Festival, West Gate Inn, 2210 U. S. Highway 6&50, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., readers, healers, artists, numerology, dowsing rods, healthy chocolate, salt lamps, silver and handmade jewelry, astrology, natural oils, angel reader, chair massage, Bowen Therapy, medical intuitive, Egyptian healing practitioner, Egyptian healing rods and more, 263-8850, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“Pomp and Pop,” Montrose Community Band spring concert, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, 3 p.m., no ticket needed, 252-0918, 252-1330.

4-H Horse Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US. Highway 50, 8 a.m., 255-7100.

Springville, Utah, High School Choir, concert, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 2 p.m., 80-voice choir, donations accepted, 270-7989.

Line dancing lessons and open dancing, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, 1-3:30 p.m., $2 drop in fee, 874-0923.

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

Jones-Woodrich Duo, classic jazz, Il Bistro Italiano, 400 Main St., 5:30-8:30 p.m., reservations recommended, 243-8622.

APA Pool Leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

West Coast Swing group dance class, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., Suite 1, 6 p.m., $5, 712-2552.

MONDAY, APRIL 19

Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program with internationally known collage artist Jonathan Talbot, Fine Arts building on campus, Arts-Centered Art Education, 10-10:50 a.m. in room 302; Technical Aspects of Collage, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 302, open to campus and community participants, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

New class session begins for ages 2 1/2 and older, Watercolor Dogs Youth Art Studio, 145 N. Mesa St., Fruita, http://www.watercolordogscom, 270-2235.

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite B-5, 7:30 p.m., tickets $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, 361-0243.

Air brush and Old English calligraphy demonstrations, The Artist Haven, 527 Bogart Lane, 4-6 p.m., classes available, 778-1522, 424-5125.

Swing dancing, Tree House Teen Bistro, Building B, 1505 Chipeta Ave., 7-9 p.m., 241-8001.

Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions with live model, MGM Enterprises Inc., 136 S. Maple St., Fruita, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per session, 314-3199, http://www.mgmartstudio.com.

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

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

Apple Squares, mainstream square dancing, Appleton Christian Church, 2510 I-70 Frontage Road, 7-9 p.m., 210-8555.

Men’s night, APA Pool Leagues and dart leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Salsa group dance class, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., Suite 1, 7 p.m., $5, 712-2552.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program with internationally known collage artist Jonathan Talbot, Fine Arts building, Considering Mixed-Media Applications I, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 202; The Business of Art — Framing, Packaging and Presentation, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in room 214; Women and Art: Responding to the Glass Ceiling Presentation, 5-6 p.m. in room 214, open to campus and community participants, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Mesa State College Women’s Choir, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite B-5, 7:30 p.m., tickets $15 or $30 for dinner theater, 361-0243.

Preschool story time, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 10 a.m., 243-4442.

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

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

Geeks Who Drink, Irish style pub trivia quiz, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 7 p.m., 245-2111, http://www.geekswhodrink.com.

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

Neighbors Read! family story time, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 6:30 p.m., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Jingles story time designed for day care groups with babies and children up to age 5, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., 249-9656.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite B-5, 7:30 p.m., tickets $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, 361-0243.

Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program with internationally known collage artist Jonathan Talbot, Fine Arts building on campus, Alternate Approaches to Art Education, 10-10:50 a.m. in room 302; Math, Computers and Art, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 302; Collage: Medium and Metaphor Presentation, 7-8:30 p.m. in room 214, open to campus and community participants, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Harry James Orchestra, Mesa County Concert Association, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., 7:30 p.m., if tickets available $25 adults, $15 students, at the box office after 7:15 p.m., season ticket holders can renew membership by check only for the 2010-11 season at this performance, $50 adults, $25 students, 243-1979.

Tim Brown and Shea Bramer unplugged, alternative rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

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

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

Free pool, all day, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, ladies night 7 p.m., 858-0701.

BOGO Party, party mix of music, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, 241-5179.

Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions with live model, MGM Enterprises Inc., 136 S. Maple St., Fruita, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per session, 314-3199, http://www.mgmartstudio.com.

Ladies Night, Karaoke provided by Fine Line Productions, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 8 p.m., 241-8686.

Ladies Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., free cover for ladies, 434-0320.

W.W.W. Wonderful, Wacky Wednesday, for ‘tweens ages 7-11, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 2-4 p.m., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

International Rumba group dance class, Boomers, 436 Main St., 7 p.m., $5, 712-2552.

Bobby Walker open jam session with local talent, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 7-10 p.m., 245-0995.

Preschool story time and craft hour for ages 3-5, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 249-9656.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite B-5, 7:30 p.m., tickets $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, 361-0243.

Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program with internationally known collage artist Jonathan Talbot, Fine Arts building, Considering Mixed Media Applications II, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 202; Marketing: Where, When, How, Internet, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in room 214; Community Panel on Mixed-Media Collage, 7-8:30 p.m. in room 214, open to campus and community participants, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Mesa State College Student Chamber Ensembles, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/ Road, 8 p.m.-midnight, free dance lessons 7-8 p.m., $5, 241-5179.

“The Odd Couple,” Renew, The Theater, 338 S. Second St., 7:30 p.m., $15, 200-7639.

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

Story time, Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 10 a.m., 858-7703.

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

Open mike night, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 10 p.m., 245-2111.

Infant and toddler story time, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 10 a.m., 241-4726.

Wine tasting, Planet Wines, 420 Main St., 5-9 p.m., 424-5432.

Thursday Night Open Mike, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 9 p.m., sign up 8 p.m., 252-1488.

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

APA Pool and dart leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Fifty Cent Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., 434-0320.

Karaoke contest, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Live Trivia with The Ninja, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Beginnings, combined baby lap sit and toddler story time for ages birth to 3, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, 10-10:30 a.m., 249-9656.

Preschool story time and craft hour, for ages 3-5, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, 2-3 p.m., 249-9656.

LOOKING FORWARD

Grand Valley Bikes organizational kickoff event, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., April 23, 7-10 p.m., $10 ages 12 and under free; critical mass bike ride 6 p.m., beginning at the Lincoln Park playground, through downtown neighborhood and ending at KAFM for the event; Stray Grass performs bluegrass, http://www.grandvalleybikes.org.

Ray Price in concert, The Avalon Theatre 645 Main St., April 23, 7:30 p.m., tickets at ticketswest.com, 866-464-2626.

The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, April 23, $10, 241-5179.

Elbow Dicker and The Sneaky Snakes, funky blues rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, April 23, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Williams Brothers Band and C.U.F. Feat Bicasso from The Living Legends, California/Colorado Hip Hop Summit with guests Shogunz and more, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., April 23, 9 p.m., $10 ages 18 plus, 241-1717.

Poetry Reading with Beth Paulson and Luis Lopez, Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 2451 Patterson Road, April 23, 2-4 p.m., 243-5113.

Rhonda Larson, Grammy award-winning flutist, Guest Artist Recital Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., April 23, 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Mesa State College Spring Dance Concert, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m. April 23, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 24 $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1954, http://www.mesastate.edu.

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite B-5, April 23-24, 7:30 p.m., April 24, 2 p.m., optional dinner theatre April 23-34, tickets $15 adulta, $12 students and seniors, or $30 for dinner theater, 361-0243.

“The Odd Couple,” Renew, The Theater, 338 S. Second St., April 23-24, 7:30 p.m., $15, 200-7639.

Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program with internationally known collage artist Jonathan Talbot, in the Fine Arts building on campus, April 23, Art History and How it Relates to Applied Arts, 10-10:50 a.m. in room 302; Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration Workshop April 24-25 and May 1-2, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in room 302, $275, register online, open to campus and community participants, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Ani DiFranco, seated show, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 8 p.m. April 24, $35 in advance, $37 day of the show, 241-1717, http://www.mesatheater.com.

Mesa State College Flute Day, final concert, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., April 24, 4 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

“An Evening of Mystery” and “Scenes for a Midsummer’s Eve,” Youth Theater Project Actor’s Conservatory, Grand Junction High School auditorium 1400 N. Fifth St., April 24, 2 and 6 p.m., $8 adults, $5 seniors/students, 255-6757.

Thunder Mountain Camera Club Photography Exhibit, opening reception, KAFM Radio Room 1310 Ute Ave., April 24, 5-6:45 p.m., 241-8801, ext. 223.

The North Fork Flyers, pop and jazz quintet, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., April 24, 7 p.m., $15, tickets at kafmradio.org or call 241-8801, ext. 223.

Earth Day Dance, The Stupid Band, Turn of the Century Saloon, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, April 24, 8 p.m., $10, 201-1419.

SouthWest ArborFest, Lincoln Park, April 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., chili and salsa competitions, arts and crafts, live music, microbrews, food and Touch-a-Truck, free seedling trees, 254-3866, http://www.gjcity.org.

Flat Top Reed, Palisade Brewery patio, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, April 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 464-7257.

SuperCross, Mesa County Fairgrounds Grandstands, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, April 24, 6 p.m., motorcycle riding action, freestyle jump show, tickets at motorcycle and motorcycle accessory outlets, gates open 4:30 p.m., parking $2 per car, 255-7100.

Nature Poetry Outside the Box, poetry workshop with Beth Paulson, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., April 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., register; Paulson poetry reading 3:30 p.m., 243-4442.

The Rocketz, three-piece power-billy band from Southern California with Them Damn Young Livers, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., April 24, 10 p.m., $5 ages 21 plus, 589-6229.

Spring Swing fundraiser for Counseling Education Center, Elks Lodge 249 S. Fourth St., April 24, 6-10:30 p.m., $25 per person, includes dancing to Swing Set, appetizers from A Taste of Heaven, silent auction, 243-9539.

Arabian Spices Belly Dance Show, Whitman Education Center, 248 S. Fourth St., April 24-25, dinner, dessert and show, $25, advance ticket purchase only, 216-7345.

Regional Italian Dinner — Veneto presented by Il Bistro Italiano and Planet Wines, Il Bistro Italiano, 400 Main St., April 25, 5 p.m., $55 per person, 243-8622.

Mesa State College Jazz Ensemble, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., April 26, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Mommy and Me story time for parents and their children ages 3 and younger, Fruita Civic Center, Old Council Room, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, April 27, 10 a.m., 858-7703.

Jerry Barlow, acclaimed Celtic guitarist, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., April 27, 6 p.m., 243-4442.

Zac Grant and Friends, unplugged, Americana/rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, April 28, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Grand Valley Brass, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., April 29, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Painting in Layers With Travis Jardon, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, April 29, four-hour sessions, beginning at 11 a.m., $15 per person, register, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com, 464-4819.

Artspace and Open Studios Spring Open Studios Tour, reception April 29, free maps, wine and music, preview work of artists on the tour; tour is May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 2, noon-5 p.m., 640-8177.

Moab Photography Symposium, Moab, Utah, speakers, program, workshops field trips and more, April 29-May 2, $225, 435-259-4179, http://www.moabphotosym.com.


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