Calendar: Week of April 23, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

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

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

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

Elbow Dicker and The Sneaky Snakes, funky blues rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 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., 9 p.m., $10 ages 18 plus, 241-1717.

Poetry Reading with Beth Paulson and Luis Lopez, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 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., 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

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

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

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

Jonathan Talbot, internationally known collage artist with Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program, lecture: Art History and How it Relates to Applied Arts, Fine Arts Building, room 302, on campus, 10-10:50 a.m., open to community, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Rumba group dance class, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., Suite 1, 7 p.m., practice party follows, 712-2552.

Sippin’ Into Spring with The Last Bus and opener Joint Point from Telluride, Turn of the Century Saloon, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, 8 p.m., $10, 201-1419.

Jones/Adams Duo, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., openers MeCatchMeKill, 10 p.m., ages 21 plus, 245-2111.

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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24

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

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

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

Jonathan Talbot, internationally known collage artist with Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program, Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration Workshop Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building, room 302, $275, register online, open to community, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Ani DiFranco, seated show, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 8 p.m., $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., 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, presented by sixth–12-graders, Grand Junction High School auditorium 1400 N. Fifth St., 2 p.m. 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., 5-6:45 p.m., 241-8801, ext. 223.

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

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

SouthWest ArborFest, Lincoln Park, 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, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 464-7257.

SuperCross, Mesa County Fairgrounds Grandstands, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 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, workshop with Beth Paulson, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 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., 10 p.m., $5 ages 21 plus, 589-6229.

Spring Swing fundraiser for Counseling Education Center, Elks Lodge 249 S. Fourth St., 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., dinner, dessert and show, $25, advance ticket purchase only, 216-7345.

Barrel Into Spring Wine Tasting at eight participating wineries, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., tours and tastings, register at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, $65, 255-1471.

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

Jonathan Talbot, internationally known collage artist with Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program, lecture:  Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration Workshop, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building, room 302, $275, register online, open to community , 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Arabian Spices Belly Dance Show, Whitman Education Center, 248 S. Fourth St., 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., 5 p.m., $55 per person, 243-8622.

Barrel Into Spring Wine Tasting at eight participating wineries, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., tours and tastings, register at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, $65, 255-1471.

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 26

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

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.

Art classes for cancer survivors and their caregivers, Regional Cancer Center, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., 4-6 p.m., register, 256-9584, 244-2351

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

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, 10 a.m., 858-7703.

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

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 28

Zac Grant and Friends, unplugged, Americana/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 29

Grand Valley Brass, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 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, 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, free maps, wine and music, preview work of artists on the tour, tour is May 1-2, 640-8177.

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

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.

Great American Composers, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Delta County Center for the Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, 7:30 p.m. April 30, $12 adults, $10 ages 55 and older, $5 ages 17 and younger, ages 5 and under free, 874-9853, http://www.valleysymphony.net.

D&G Railroad, Americana/blues, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, April 30, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Vintage Voltage, ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic rock, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St., April 30, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., 242-9633.

Sweet Sunny South, “Carried off by a Twister” CD release concert, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, April 30, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at the door, tickets at Expressions Bookstore, Homestead Market, Farm and Home Supply and the Paradise Theater, reserve by calling 527-5112 or go to http://www.sweetsunnysouth.com.

Pineapple Crackers, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., April 30, 8:30 p.m., $5 all ages, 241-1717.

Fine Art Auction, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., April 30, reception, preview and silent auction 5 p.m., live auction 7 p.m., more than 90 pieces of fine art, $20, ticket deadline April 23, 243-7337, http://www.gjartcenter.org.

Western Slope Coin Show, Lincoln Park Barn, April 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 50 tables of coins and paper money, buy, sell, trade, 242-3716.

Moab Photography Symposium, Moab, Utah, speakers, program, workshops field trips and more, April 30-May 2, $225, 435-259-4179, http://www.moabphotosym.com.

Rutter: Magnificat, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra joined by the Grand Junction Symphony Chorus, Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., 7:30 p.m. May 1, $15-$25, $5 students with ID, 243-6787, http://www.gjsymphony.org.

Viva el Vino hosted by The Grand Junction Junior Service League and US Bank, Two Rivers Convention Center, May 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m., local and imported wines and brewery tastings, silent auction and a limited VIP Champagne room, $60 general admission, $80 VIP, http://www.jslgj.com.

Mayday Mayday concert with G and the Sidewinders, rockabily blues, and opener Far Guitar featuring John Scott Schultz, Boomers, 436 Main St., May 1, doors open 8 p.m., $15 at the door or in advance, online at kafmradio.org or at 241-8801, ext. 223.

Serpents Trail Centennial Challenge, Colorado National Monument Association non-race event for hikers of all ages and abilities, May 1, Serpents Endurance Challenge, 7 a.m.-noon, see how many trips up and down the trail you can make, individual or as a team; The Serpents Tour, 8 a.m.-noon, leisure hike up and down the trail with kid-friendly activity stations, prizes and live music, $25 adults includes T-shirt, $90 team of four includes T-shirt, $10 ages 12 and under no T-shirt, $10 T-shirts, registration forms at http://www.coloradonma.org, 858-3617, ext. 360.

Cinco de Mayo celebration on Colorado Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth streets, May 1, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., music, contests, dancing, food, street dance 6-10 p.m. with Perfeccion Band, 216-7332, 248-3658.

Time Served and Dance, live show with 95 Rock, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., May 1, 245-0995.

Streat Beats II MC Battle, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., May 1, 9 p.m., ages 16 plus, $5, 241-1717.

Pioneer Treasurers —Appraisals and Auction, fundraiser for Rio Blanco County Historical Society, Fairfield Center, 200 Main, Meeker, May 1, $3 spectators, take up to five items for appraisal, cost is $5 per item, sell at the silent auction with 15 percent donated to the society; appraisals from 9 a.m.-noon, auction 1-4 p.m., 878-9982.

The SwampCoolers, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, May 1, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 464-5449.

Jonathan Talbot, internationally known collage artist with Mesa State College Art Department Visiting Artist Program, lecture: Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration Workshop, Fine Arts Building, room 302, May 1-2, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $275, register online, open to community, 248-1767, http://www.talbot1.com.

Colorado Arabian Horse Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, May 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 255-7100.

Artspace and Open Studios Spring Open Studios Tour featuring more than 70 fine artists, May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 2, noon-5 p.m., maps at artspacecolorado.org, 640-8177.

Great American Composers, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, 3 p.m. May 2, $12 adults, $10 ages 55 and older, $5 ages 17 and younger, ages 5 and under free, 800-982-2518, http://www.valleysymphony.net.

Mesa State College Symphony Orchestra, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., May 4, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

“The Wizard of Oz,” Showtime Productions Inc., 2148 Broadway, Suite C-5, Showtime Productions, May 5-8 and May 12-15, 7:30 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. May 8 and May 15, $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, option dinner theatre Fridays and Saturdays, $30, 263-4152, 270-8533.

Master voice class with Hazel Miller, Roper Music Ballroom, 136 N. Fifth St., May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50 per person, ages 16 and older, space limited; additional workshops available in conjunction with the 22nd annual Downtown Art and Jazz Festival, May 7-9 includes children’s workshop with Lipbone Redding, Aakash Mittal Quartet — All About Jazz, and Zaro — Evolution of Jazz through Multi-Media, $5, register in advance, 245-9697.

Native Plant Walk, Colorado National Monument Association Spring 2010 Walks and Talks Series, Colorado National Monument, May 6 or May 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Native Plant Master from Colorado State University guide the 2-mile walk, space limited, pre-registration required, 858-3617, ext. 365/360.


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