Calendar: Week of April 2, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, 8 p.m.-midnight, $5 cover Friday, $10 cover Saturday, 241-5179.

First Friday art reception, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., introduction of artists and gallery talk, 6:30 p.m., reception 7-9 p.m., 34th annual Mesa State College All Campuses Show and Candidates for the BFA in Studio Art Show, 18th annual Rockies Western National Western Colorado Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit, cash bar and hors ‘ouevres, music by Morgann Means, 248-1833.

‘90s Grunge DJ Lounge Party, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 8 p.m., $5, ages 21 plus, 241-1717.

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

“Custom Kicks” Teen Art, De Beque Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 381 Minter, De Beque, 4 p.m., teens create art using donated shoes, results eligible for April Teen Art Contest, 243-4442.

Jack ‘n’ Jill, alternative rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., 241-8888.

Texture Techniques with Jody Ahrens, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, initial one-hour instruction followed by independent work time and creative exchange, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m., $15, register 464-4819, http://www.the bluepiggallery.com.

“And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson,” rated PG-13, Mesa State College, Experimental Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

“The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, Renue Theater, 1338 S. Second St., 7:30 p.m., 200-7639, http://www.gjrenew.com.

Western Slope Honor Flight video display and veteran meet and greet, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 243-5113.

Huey, Dewey and Louie, rock, country and blues, D.J.‘s Roadhouse, 3112 I-70 Business Loop, 9 p.m., 523-9960.

Flat Top Reed, Bub’s Field Sports Pub and Grille, 715 Horizon Drive, 7 p.m., 243-2827.

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.

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 3

Richard March, singer/songwriter from Northern California, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 8 p.m., 245-2111.

Wisebird, The Williams Brothers Band and Stonefed presented by The Desert Rocks Music Festival, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., doors open 8 p.m., $10, ages 18 plus; discounted Desert Rocks Festival tickets available, 241-1717.

Grand Junction Horse Association Fuzzy Horse Show, featuring horses still wearing their “winter coats,” Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, covered arena, 8 a.m,-5 p.m., 255-7100.

Easter “EggStravaganza” for ages 2-10, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, noon-2 p.m., decorate eggs, play games or make crafts, outdoor Easter egg hunt, swim afterward, $5 per child, 874-0923.

Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under, Grand Villa Assisted Living, 1501 Patterson Road, 2 p.m., punch and cookies afterward, 241-9706.

Benefit concert for Chuck Kirby, I-70 accident victim, Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, No. B5, 2 and 7 p.m., $12-$15, proceeds help pay medical bills and expenses, 361-0243, 263-4152.

“And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson,” rated PG-13, Mesa State College, Experimental Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

“The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, Renue Theater, 1338 S. Second St., 7:30 p.m., 200-7639, http://www.gjrenew.com.

Western Slope Honor Flight video display and veteran meet and greet, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 243-5113.

Huey, Dewey and Louie, rock, country and blues, D.J.‘s Roadhouse, 3112 I-70 Business Loop, 9 p.m., 523-9960.

Easter Egg Scramble, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., register at noon, ages 2-4 hunt at 1 p.m.; 5-7, 1:30 p.m., 8-11, 2 p.m., $3 per child, accompanying adults free, includes admission to the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House, 245-3288. CANCELLED

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 4

Handel’s “Messiah,” the Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction’s sixth annual performance, The Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., doors open 1:30 p.m., informance 1:45 p.m., concert 2:30 p.m., 70-voice chorus under the direction of James Werner, 19-piece orchestra and four professional soloists, free admission, http://www.mcsgj.org.

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.

Free Sunday at the gardens, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House, 655 Struthers Ave., 245-9030, http://www.wcbotanic.org.

Ballroom dances, live music and refreshments, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 1-4 p.m., 243-7408.

MONDAY, APRIL 5

Tech N9ne with guests, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 7:30 p.m., $25, all ages, VIP tickets at therealtechn9ne.com, 241-1717.

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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6

Fear Factory with Winds of Plague, Dirge Within, and Periphery, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 7:30 p.m., $25, all ages, 241-1717.

Bits and Pieces with artist Gayle Gerson, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, explore the crazy-quilt possibilities of collage, $15 per four-hour session, register 464-4819, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com.

“Madrigal Evening,” Mesa State College opera scenes and chamber choir, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Preschool story time, 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 7

“Custom Kicks” Teen Art, Fruita Branch Mesa County Libraries, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 3 p.m., teens create art using donated shoes, results eligible for April Teen Art Contest, 243-4442.

Rob Mitchell and Friends unplugged, blues/rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., 241-8888.

Poetry reading with Colorado poets Luis Lopez and Aaron Abeyta, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 6 p.m., 243-4442.

“Madrigal Evening,” Mesa State College Opera Scenes and Chamber Choir, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

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.

Bobby Walker open jam session, 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 8

The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, 8 p.m.-midnight, free dance lessons 7-8 p.m., $5 cover, 241-5179.

Daily Sentinel RV Show and Sale, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, in the main parking lot east of the grandstands, 256-4289.

Flip Flop Fling, fundraising event for Girls on the Run, Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, 6-9 p.m., socializing, appetizers, desserts and silent auction, $30 one ticket, $50 two tickets, available at the door or purchase advance tickets by calling 257-9267.

The SwampCoolers, Boomers, 436 Main St., 248-9022.

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

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.

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.

The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, April 9, 8 p.m.-midnight, $10 cover, 241-5179.

Animal Creations with Kay Crane, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, April 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2 -6 p.m., take reference materials and medium you are most comfortable with, as well as picture of your favorite animal or pet, register 464-4819, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com.

Flat Top Reed, blues, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, April 9, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Boston Brass, Mesa County Concert Association, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., April 9, 7:30 p.m., $25 adults, $15 students, if tickets available after 7:15 p.m., 243-1979.

The SwampCoolers, Boomers, 436 Main St., April 9, 248-9022.

Daily Sentinel RV Show and Sale, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, in the main parking lot east of the grandstands, April 9-10, 256-4289.

Basket Case Quilt Guild Spring Fling Quilt Show, Delta United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 477 Meeker, Delta, April 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $2 admission, door prizes given every hour, 835-4849.

MOG Outdoor Fest, Rockslide Brew Pub parking lot, 400 Colorado Ave., April 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Manufacturers of Outdoor Gear sale and Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association Bike Swap, music by Stray Grass, 2-4 p.m., $5 adults, $2 kids; Telluride MountainFilm on Tour 7 p.m., followed by Loki Nite and fashion show, 9 a.m., Mesa Theater and Club, $10 admission covers both events, 250-9682, http://www.mogoutdoorfest.com, http://www.copmoba.org.

A Visit with Madeline, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, April 10, 10:30 a.m., 243-5113.

Key Life Passages, the unfolding journey of your life from the planets’ perspective, workshop with astrologer and writer Dulce Bell-Bulley, Arts and Antiques above Mumzels’ Coffee Shop, 101 Third St., Palisade, April 10, 9 a.m.-noon, $35 in advance, $40 at the door, 464-1312, http://www.astrologybydulce.com.

Gotta Be Girls, CD release party, Turn of the Century Saloon, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, April 10, 7:30 p.m., $10 at the door, 201-1419.

The Fab 4, Beatles tribute band, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., April 10, 7:30 p.m., $26, tickets available at TicketsWest and City Market stores.

“Iron Jawed Angels” film screening in honor of The League of Women Voters’ 90th anniversary, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., April 10, 9:30 a.m., 243-4442.

Fly Fishing Expo, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, April 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., fly tying, vendors, hourly fishing programs, raffles, youth activities, T-shirt to first 225 kids, free admission, 210-7941, http://www.grand-valley-anglers.org.

Paul Harshman, Triple Tree Lounge, 201 Second St., Clifton, April 10, 7 p.m., 434-9428.

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

Six Artists Western and Landscape Art Show, 13824 Marine Road, Montrose, April 10-11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., features work by Gary Plumb, Don Radovich, Mike Anders, Kurt Isgreen, Bob DeJulio and Bill Noland, 240-1180, 318-8470.

Altered Book Workshop with Judith Cassel-Mamet, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, April 11, 1-4 p.m., turn a discarded book into a piece of art, $30, register 303-778-1651, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), http://www.jcmamet.net.

Reel Books for book and movie lovers, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., April 11, 2 p.m., watch “Rebecca,” and discuss the book by Daphne du Maurier, take your own snacks, 243-4442.

Mesa State College Faculty Woodwind Quintet, Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., April 12, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Community Cinema: “The Horse Boy,” Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., April 13, 6 p.m., discussion will follow, http://www.mcpld.org, 243-4442.

The Porchlights unplugged, folk rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, April 14, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

“The Fable Factory,” rated G, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., April 14-17, 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

“Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theater, 2148 Broadway, No. B-5, April 14-17, 21-24, tickets $15 or $30 for dinner theater, 361-0243.

Dynamic Landscapes in Oil with artist Barbara Churchley, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, April 15, 2-4 p.m., bring photo references and plein air painting materials, easels supplied, $15, register 464-4819, http://www.thebluepig gallery.com.

Mount Righteous, nine-piece anti-orchestra from Grapevine, Texas, with The Numerators, The Loft, 534 N. First St., April 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., http://www.mountrighteous.com.

KAFM Reel Time “Blaze Foley,” KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., April 15, 7 p.m., $6 general public, $5 seniors, students and station members, seating limited, tickets can be purchased at the door or online http://www.kafmradio.org, 241-8801, ext. 223.

The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, April 15, 8 p.m.-midnight, free dance lessons 7-8 p.m., $5 cover; April 16, $10 cover, 241-5179.

“Pajama Game,” Adler and Ross musical presented by Grand Valley High School Theatre Co., Cardinal Hall, Grand Valley High School, 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute, dinner theatre catered by VJ’s Outlaw Ribs, April 15, dinner 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., reservations required, $25 per person, $20 ages 60 plus or ages under 6; show only April 16-17, 7 p.m., $5 adults, $3 senors/students, available at the door or in advance, 285-5705, ext. 4121.

Peach Blossom Art Show hosted by Palisade Art Lovers, Palisade Veterans Memorial Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., Palisade, April 15-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 464-0440, 255-1553, http://www.palisadeart lovers.org.


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