Entertainment briefs: July 21–27

Lukas Nelson rescheduled for Aug. 17

Lukas Nelson crooned a sweet rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” — and that was about it. Rain forced the postponement of the July 11 concert at the amphitheater at Las Colonias Park.

That show has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. All tickets from the July 11 Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real concert will be valid for admission for the new date.

VIP gates will open at 6 p.m., general admission gates will open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.   

If you have saved your original ticket, bring it with you. If you need to reprint your print-at-home ticket, it can be printed again from the original link emailed to you from Monumental Events, with the updated concert date shown on the tickets.

Reprinted “will call” tickets can be picked at the Avalon Theatre box office or prior to the show at Monumental Events ticket trailer at the amphitheater.

VIP and reserved tickets are sold out from the last show. General admission tickets can still be purchased for $19.50 at MonumentalEvents.com, by calling 800-626-8497, at the self-serve kiosk at Two Rivers Convention Center, or in person at the Avalon Theatre box office.

970West Studio offers Teen Video Camp

Teens ages 14–18 can learn how to create a custom movie trailer during a Teen Video Camp set for 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 31 through Aug. 4, at Mesa County Libraries’ 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave.

Participants will learn important aspects of digital video production as they produce a fun movie trailer. Teens will piece together a series of predetermined scenes and create a narrative for a movie trailer, learning about story creation and editing video and sound. All equipment is provided and no prior video experience is necessary. Computer operation is required.

Registration for the free camp can be made via the events calendar at mesacountylibraries.org or by calling 243-4442.

Plein air festival calls for entries

The Colorado National Monument Plein Air 2017 has put out a call for entries for its first plein air event set for Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 3–7, at the monument.

Artists will have Tuesday through noon Friday to paint, and will have space for two of their best works to be shown during the exhibition. A private CNMA members, and artists-preview will take place Friday, and the exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday.

The artist registration fee is $35. Registrations must be received by Aug. 15 or until 25 artists have registered, whichever comes first. To register, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the artist name, mailing address, phone number, website if applicable, your email address and the medium that will be used listing all that apply such as oil, acrylic, wet media (watercolor, gouache), dry media (drawing, pastel) and mixed media.

All registration fee payments by check may be made out and mailed to Colorado National Monument Association, 1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, 81521. Credit card payments can be made by calling 858-3617, ext. 307 or 308.

Artists sought for Cedaredge art walk

Artists are invited to showcase their talents at the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, Aug. 4, in Cedaredge.

Come paint, throw pottery, recite poetry, read from your new book, quilt or make jewelry — whatever creative art or craft you make can be showcased.

The event is free for performance, spoken word and display artists. The Aug. 4 event will feature open mic for musicians, authors or poets, Kidz Korner Krafts sponsored by Vision Charter Academy, live music and artist demonstrations.

Call 856-6961 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to sign up or for information.

Chorus names new director, assistant director

The Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines has welcomed a new director and assistant director.

Colette Mayers, who joined the chorus in 2005 and served as assistant director for several years, is now the director.

Mayers daylights as an accountant and has a lifelong love of choral singing and musical theater, according to a news release from the chorus.

Jenn Strasser, who joined the chorus in 2016, is now the assistant director.

Strasser studied elementary music education at the University of Northern Colorado and is currently a second-grade teacher as well as a private music instructor, the news release said.

Learn about the chorus at grandmesachorus.org.


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