Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Faansie Baason, a South African national champion and the 2012 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trails winner, and his handler Don from Swellendam, South Africa, separate sheep during the trials in Meeker. The 2013 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trails are set for Sept. 4–8 in Meeker. Along with the trails, there will be seminars, displays and demonstrations about various aspects (shearing, spinning etc.) of the sheep industry, an artisanal craft and food fair, art contest and auction, flyball and agility events, lamb cook-off and a showing of the documentary “Away to Me.” For a schedule of events, go to meekersheepdog.com.



FRIDAY, AUG. 30

Trace Bundy, 7 p.m., Wright Opera House, 472 Main St., Ouray, $20, 325-4399, thewrightoperahouse.org.

Grant Sabin, rock/blues from Colorado Springs, 9:30 p.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

The Tankerays, doors 5 p.m., Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., ages 21 and older, 257-9020.

Jack + Jill, 7–10 p.m., Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, $10 at the door, benefits Sustainable Roots, 464-5777.

Hemlock, doors 7 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $12, 241-1717.

Kenny Brant Band, 8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Local Legends, 9 p.m., Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Flashback, 7–10 p.m., Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

Gotta Be, 6 p.m., The Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, $10 in advance, 527-7243, bluesage.org.

Vintage Voltage, classic rock and blues, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, vintagevoltageband.com.

John Scott Schultz, Far Guitar, 7:30–10:30 p.m., LeRouge, 317 Main St., 589-4553.

Moab Music Festival, Opening Night concert, 7 p.m. Star Hall in Moab, Utah, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Will Whalen, 5–8 p.m.; karaoke, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, 6–8 p.m., Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Freeway Bowl, 1900 E. Main St., 245-3035.

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

Karaoke, 9 p.m.–midnight, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Movies Under the Stars, final movie of the season, “The Karate Kid,” rated PG concession stand opens 5:30 p.m., grill opens 6 p.m., movie at dusk, Glade Park Volunteer Fire Department, 16400 DS Road, Glade Park, entertainment by Sagebrush & Heather, children’s games, volleyball, hay rides, no outside food or beverages, take chairs, warm clothes, 216-9116, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Raptors, interpretive program, 8 p.m., James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section, $7 vehicle pass required to enter the park, 464-0548.

Grand Junction Off-Road, endurance mountain bike event, vendor and tech expo, side shows, kids rides, beer garden, live music, Fourth and Main streets, epicrides.com.

Western Colorado Classic Auto Event, welcome reception and barbecue 5 p.m., Allen Unique Auto Museum, benefits Hilltop Community Resources, 244-0439, westerncoloradoclassic.com.

Save the Paradise Dance Party Benefit Bash, 7:30 p.m., Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, dance, comedy, spoken word and more, benefits the Paradise Theater, 527-6610.

Dance to the music of Huey, Duey and Louie, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, 7–7:30 p.m. rounds, 7:30–9:30 p.m. mainstream with plus tips, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 986-8801, 434-6541.

Local Legends and True Tales, historic walk of the alleys in downtown Montrose, 7 p.m., begins at Montrose County Historical Museum, $5 donation, space limited, RSVP 249-2085.

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 31

Moab Music Festival, open rehearsal, 11 a.m., Star Hall, Moab, Utah; The Future of American Song, 6 p.m., Red Cliffs Lodge, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Desert Flyers, local rock, 9:30 p.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Goodman Band, 5–9 p.m., The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 245-7253.

Retrospectacle, 7–10 p.m., Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

Vintage Voltage, classic rock and blues, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, vintagevoltageband.com.

Desert Moon, 9:30 a.m., Naggy McGees, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

America, Gateway Concert Series, 9 p.m., Mission Bell Amphitheater at Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, concert for resort guests only, 866-671-4733, gatewaycanyons.com.

Freaker’s Ball featuring Faces Under the Mirror, Killsign Kilo, and VJ Coltrain, doors 7 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10, body painting, belly dancing, burlesque dancing, fire performers, Japanese Rope Suspension demo and more, ages 18 and older, 241-1717.

Jazz comes to the Rockslide featuring harmonica jazz with Manny, standards and vocals, 7–9 p.m., Rockslide Brew Pub patio, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

Open mic, 6–10 p.m., VFW Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave, public welcome, 242-9940.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Freeway Bowl, 1900 E. Main St., 245-3035.

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

Recent Explorations, art show featuring works by Ouray artist Ann Dettmer, 5–7 p.m., North Moon Gallery, 720 Main St., Ouray, 325-4885.

Moab Artists’ Studio Tour, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., featuring 23 artist studios in Moab and Castle Valley, Utah, maps at moabstudiotour.com.

Free Labor Day Weekend Artist Paint Out, Gateway Canyons, observe local and regional artists creating artwork in a relaxed outdoor environment, featuring artists Frank Francese, Dino Farnese, Jac Kephart, Kurt Isgreen and Terry Shepherd, 931-2458, gatewaycanyons.com.

Author book-signing, “Threads West” series by Reid Lance Rosenthal, noon–7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Raptors, interpretive program, 8 p.m., James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Island Acres Section, $7 vehicle pass required to enter the park, 464-0548.

Grand Junction Off-Road, endurance mountain bike event, vendor and tech expo, side shows, kids rides, beer garden, live music 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Fourth and Main streets, Jack + Jill, The Williams Brothers Band and Cracker at 6 p.m. Aug. 31, take two canned goods for the Western Colorado Food Bank, epicrides.com.

Western Colorado Classic Auto Event, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Canyon View Park, I-70 and 24 Road, classic autos on display, food vendors, live music, prize drawing and more, $35 to register a car, $5 admission, ages 10 and younger free; Decades of Classics reception, 6 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton, proceeds benefit Hilltop Community Resources, 244-0439, westerncoloradoclassic.com.

Russell Stover Candies and Black Canyon Classics Labor Day Weekend Car Show, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Russell Stover parking lot, 2146 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, benefit for Welcome Home Montrose.

Grand Valley Dressage Society, 8 a.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, gvds.org.

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

Fruita Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Fruita Civic Center lawn, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, local products and entertainment by No Outlet, 858-0360.

Story time with Judy, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

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

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

Moab Music Festival in Moab, Utah, Music Hike, 9 a.m.; The Wisdom of the Earth, 6 p.m., Red Cliffs Lodge, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Karaoke Sundays, 9 p.m., Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010, charliedwellingtons.com.

Acoustic Music Jam, noon–3 p.m. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, living-room style open mic, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.

Moab Artists’ Studio Tour, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., featuring 23 artist studios in Moab and Castle Valley, Utah, maps at moabstudiotour.com.

Free Labor Day Weekend Artist Paint Out, Gateway Canyons, observe local and regional artists creating artwork in a relaxed outdoor environment, featuring artists Frank Francese, Dino Farnese, Jac Kephart, Kurt Isgreen and Terry Shepherd, 931-2458, gatewaycanyons.com.

Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners exhibit opening day featuring Moab, Utah, artist, Carolyn Dailey, Big Horn Gallery, Dead Horse Point Visitor Center north of Moab, on display through Oct. 30, 435-259-2614.

Grand Junction Off-Road endurance mountain bike event, vendor and tech expo, side shows, kids rides, beer garden, live music, Fourth and Main streets, epicrides.com.

Western Colorado Classic Auto Event, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Aug. 31–Sept. 1, Canyon View Park, I-70 and 24 Road, classic autos on display, food vendors, live music, prize drawing and more, $35 to register a car, $5 admission, ages 10 and younger free; Need for Speed fun race, 5 p.m., Grand Junction Speedway, benefits Hilltop Community Resources, 244-0439, westerncoloradoclassic.com.

Grand Valley Dressage Society, 8 a.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, gvds.org.

Senior dances with live music, 1-5 p.m., Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., ages 50 and older, $2, 254-3866.

Palisade Sunday Market, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., downtown Palisade, fresh produce, live music and more, 464-5602.

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

MONDAY, SEPT. 2

Moab Music Festival free annual Labor Day Rocky Mountain Power Family Picnic Concert, 2 p.m., Old City Park, Moab, Utah, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Western Colorado Classic Auto Event, road tour and brunch 9 a.m., Gateway Canyons Resort & Auto Museum, benefits Hilltop Community Resources, 244-0439, westerncoloradoclassic.com.

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

Apple Squares square dancing, 7–9 p.m., Appleton Christian Church, 2510 I-70 Frontage Road, singles welcome, 242-5057.

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

Ready to Read story time, 11 a.m., Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870, gcpld.org.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3

Moab Music Festival in Moab, Utah, Ranch Benefit Concert, 6 p.m., private ranch, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

“Relic” release party a with author Renee Collins, 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, author meet and greet 7 p.m., book reading and book-signing, 243-5113.

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

Open Blues Jam, 8:30–11 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., sign up to play starts 8 p.m., 241-1717.

Ninja Trivia, 7 p.m., Naggy McGees Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

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

Palisade Dog Days, 5–7 p.m., Palisade Pool, 567 W. Fifth St., Palisade, $2 per dog, dogs only, proof of vaccination required, 464-5602.

Neighbors Read! family story time, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442, mcpld.org.

Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442, mcpld.org.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4

Shea and Kellen, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Moab Music Festival in Moab, Utah, House Benefit Concert, 5:30 p.m., private home, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Open mic hosted by Tammy Russell, 7–9 p.m., Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., 858-9400.

The Sunset Cowboy, 5–8 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

In Touch Tunes Karaoke, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Acoustic Spotlight, a variety of local talent, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials in Meeker, sheepdog competition preliminary runs 7 a.m.– close, artisan, food and craft festival 9 a.m.–close, displays, art contest on exhibit, one-day pass $10 adults, $5 ages 65 and older, and ages 8–16, five-day pass $30 adults, $15 seniors and children, ages younger than 8 free, meekersheepdog.com, 878-0111.

Fairy and Elf Festival, 3:30–5 p.m., Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, $5 per child, 945-2414.

W.W.W. Wonderful, Wacky Wednesday for ‘tweens ages 7–11, 2–4 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442, mcpld.org.

Toddler Time, story time 10 a.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, 285-9870, gcpld.org.

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

Story time with Katie and Judy, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5

Moab Music Festival in Moab, Utah, Colorado River Grotto Concert, noon, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Robotic Pirate Monkey, doors 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $12, 241-1717.

Music Jam, 7–10 p.m. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, laid-back, living room style open mic, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.

Shay Bramer, 6 p.m., Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Open mic/karaoke, 8 p.m.–midnight, Freeway Bowl, 1900 E. Main St., 245-3035.

Karaoke Thursdays, doors open 5 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

Will Whalen, 5–8 p.m.; karaoke, 8 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

Open Jam Night, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

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

Open mic band night, 8 p.m., Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5549.

College Night, 9 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., rotating arsenal of dance music genres, $7 ages 16 and older, free for ages 21 and older, $5 after 10 p.m., 241-1717.

Author book-signing, “Is it Fun Being You?” by Marcus Straub, 5–8 p.m., Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St., 242-5181.

Author book-signing and reception, “Smoking Them Out” by Greg Walcher, 4:30–6 p.m., 614 20 Road, books available for purchase, light refreshments, RSVP .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials in Meeker, sheepdog competition preliminary runs 7 a.m.–close, artisan, food and craft festival 9 a.m.–close, displays, art contest reception 5–7 p.m., Wilber Barn, lamb cook-off, one-day pass $10 adults, $5 ages 65 and older, and ages 8–16, five-day pass $30 adults, $15 seniors and children, ages younger than 8 free, meekersheepdog.com, 878-0111.

Senior dances, live music 7:30–10 p.m., Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., $2, 243-7408.

Downtown Farmers Market, 5–8 p.m., Main Street downtown, Main Stage entertainment by Flat Top Reed, downtowngj.org, 245-9697.

Family Science Night, 6–8:30 p.m., John McConnell Math and Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave., exhibits and hands-on experiments for all ages, $5 per family, MathandScienceCenter.org, 254-1626.

Story time, 4:30 p.m., Hasting’s Books, Music and Video, 2401 North Ave., 243-0781.

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

Story time with Katie and Judy, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Story time, 10 a.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 858-7703.

Infant and toddler story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.

LOOKING FORWARD

Pineapple Crackers, doors 5 p.m. Sept. 6, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10, 241-1717.

The Yawpers, rock from Boulder, 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

D&G Railroad, 9 p.m. Sept. 6, Naggy McGees Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Teen Bash, for sixth–ninth graders, 7–10 p.m. Sept. 6, Bananas Fun Park, 2469 Riverside Parkway, DJ Doc-C, $10 at the door, 241-7529, bananasfunpark.com.

Interactions, artwork by Damian Radice, reception 6–8 p.m. Sept. 6, Colorado Mesa University, Art Gallery at the University Center, on display through Sept. 13, 248-1833.

LawLaw Palooza presented by Pro Bono Project of Mesa County, 5–9 p.m. Sept. 6, Springhill Suites, 236 Main St., music by The North 17th Street Band and Jeff Pine with Hugh Plumleigh and Jerry Colby, silent auction, $10 tickets at the door or the Pro Bono office, 619 Main St., or from any Pro Bono board member, benefits Pro Bono Project.

Movers and Shakers: 60th Birthday Celebration, opening reception 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., music by the Generational Jazz Ensemble and Ben Pabst, works on display through Sept. 30; Mile High Pastel Exhibition Sept. 6–12, 243-7337, gjartcenter.org.

Dance to the music of Rick and Karen, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Vintage Voltage, classic rock and blues, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Sept. 6–7, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, vintagevoltageband.com.

Calabash Gourd Festival, 4–8 p.m. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 7, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., gourd art and demonstrations, classes, The Running of the Gourds gourdster derby, pumpkin toss, entertainment and games, craft and food booths, free admission to the festival; concert Friday night featuring Taliesin Rising (formerly Artica), $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, ages younger than 12 free, 243-6869, 245-3288.

“South Pacific,” musical presented by The Theatre Project, 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, tickets at TheaterProjectGJ.com or at the door, 261-5363.

Dinosaur Days, Feast of Skulls, 6–10 p.m. Sept. 6, Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita, catered by Cowboy and the Rose, $75 per person, $130 couple, $600 group of 10, reservations 242-0971; Fruitadens 5K Family Fun Run, 8 a.m. Sept. 7; Dinosaur Days Expedition Quest, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sept. 7, Jurassic Labyrinth, T-Rex Styling Salon, Dino Dig Spectacular, Rockslide Bump ‘n’ Jump and more, $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger, museumofwesternco.org.

De Beque Wild Horse Days, Sept. 6–8, in De Beque, talent show, breakfast, quilt show, car show, chili cook-off, parade, silent auction and yard sale, vendor booths, music, entertainment, street dance, dynamite shoot, 283-5475, ext. 102.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, Sept. 6–8 in Meeker, sheepdog competition, artisan, food and craft festival, pancake breakfast, demonstrations and exhibits, quilt show, music, barbecues, one-day pass $10 adults, $5 ages 65 and older, and ages 8–16, five-day pass $30 adults, $15 seniors and children, ages younger than 8 free, meekersheepdog.com, 878-0111.

Moab Music Festival, Sept. 6–9 at various venues in Moab, Utah, tickets and schedule at moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Sour Diesel Trainwreck, rock from Phoenix, Ariz., 9:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

L’ Histoire du Soldat, inaugural concert of the 2013-14 Classical Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, 527-7243, bluesage.org.

“Lilia,” one-woman show presented by Colorado Mesa University theater department, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students, 248-1604.

Laff Inn Comedy Club, doors open 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., Sept. 7, Canyon Creek Bed and Breakfast, 820 E. Main St., Montrose, 249-2886.

Roice-Hurst Roundup to benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, Western-themed event with cocktails, dinner, music and dancing, silent auction, wear western attire, $60, tickets at Chow Down Pet Supplies, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, Roice-Hurst Shelter, 362 28 Road or RHHumaneSociety.com, 34-7337.

GJ African Festival, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sept. 7, Lincoln Park Band Stand and surrounding grounds, outdoor marketplace, craft vendors, drum circles, local musicians, soccer games, kids activities, concert 6 p.m. featuring Ugandan artist Mathias Mulumba and local group Talking Rhythms, 234-9751, father2thefatherless.org.

Monument Rally Music Festival, Sept. 7, Fruita Civic Center Park, in Fruita, motorcycle ride over the Colorado National Monument, poker run, live music by Hooten Hallers from Columbia, Mo., 2 p.m., The Yawpers from Boulder 4 p.m., Sour Diesel Trainwreck from Phoenix, Ariz., 6 p.m., James and the Devil from Denver 8 p.m., beer garden opens 2 p.m., vendors, 361-6095.

Mucked Up Desert Challenge, obstacle filled 5K mud run to benefit Colorado Mesa University’s Athletic Scholarship Fund, Grand Junction Fire Department and those who have lost to Colorado wildfires, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 7, north of the Grand Junction Regional Airport off of 27 1/4 Road, $50 adults, $35 students, includes free T-shirt and a beer from the Palisade Brewing Co. beer garden for ages 21 and older, register at muckedupgj.com.

Grand Mesa Poker Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 7, register Randy’s Diner in Clifton, five stops from Delta, over the Mesa, back to Grand Junction, $10, prizes and food at the end, proceed benefit troops and veterans, 250-1174, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Mesa County Sheriff Posse parade to begin Western Heritage Days, 10 a.m. Sept. 7, Main Street from Ninth Street to First Street, entry applications can be downloaded at gjrodeo.com, 433-8826, 433-8270.

Filthy 5K, mud and obstacle fun run, Sept. 7, Matchett Park, ages 14 and older race starts 9 a.m., $35 in advance, $45 day of race; Einstein Filthy Kid 1.5-mile race for ages 8–16, 10:30 a.m., $30 in advance, $40 day of race, prize for best dressed will be awarded, a portion of registration fees go to United Way of Mesa County, register, 254-3866.

Burning Mountain Festival, Sept. 7–8, New Castle, parade 10 a.m. Sept. 7, 984-2897, newcastlecolorado.org.

Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pool, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sept. 8, Lincoln Park Moyer Pool, $5 per dog, dogs only in the pool, portion of the proceeds from entry fees will benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society and Grant a Wish, 254-3866.

Ice Cream in the Park hosted by Mesa County Republican Women, 2–4 p.m. Sept. 8, Ash Shelter, Lincoln Park, candidates running for School District 51 board of education Q&A via “Musical Chairs,” $5 donation, ages younger than 12 free, fundraising bake sale, 257-1718.

Goodman Band, 9 p.m. Sept. 10, Naggy McGees Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Classics: Ludwig & Wolfgang, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., adults $17.50, $25 and $30, students $5, 243-6787, gjsymphony.org.

Colorado Mesa University Voice Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., featuring Kathleen Ruhleder, Jack Delmore, Carol Ann Niles and Christopher McKim, accompanied by pianists Monte Atkinson, Doug Morrow, Katherine Mientka and Misty Sothers, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.


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