Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 2–8

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER



FRIDAY, DEC. 2

THE BOYS OF SUMMER, doors 7 p.m., show 9 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., a tribute to the music of the Eagles, featuring local musicians Jerry Schaeffer and Jimmy Williamson, Morgan Crouse opens at 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

CLYDE AND THE MILLTAILERS WITH ALYCIA VINCE, 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $5, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.

RUBY HORSETHIEF, 10 p.m., Barons, 539 Colorado Ave., local shredders, 245-0995.

19TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, continues 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road, Grand Junction High School Choral Music Department’s music and dessert concert, $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 6–12, ages younger than 5 free, 254-6900.

ELLE CARPENTER WITH CORAL SKYE, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, singer/songwriters from Durango and Grand Junction, 314-2554.

JAMES WILLIAMS TRIO, 7 p.m., ThunderStruck Valley, 436 Main St., 314-2322.

RIC & KAREN, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, swing, Latin and current hits, “Roaring ‘20s Night,” for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

FIRST FRIDAY OPENING RECEPTION, 5–9 p.m., 437CO Art Gallery, 437 Colorado Ave., Colorado Mesa University Juried Student Show, wine and beer cash bar, student art selected by CMU Art & Design faculty, on display through Jan. 28, 248-1833.

FIRST FRIDAY OPEN ART STUDIO, 6–9 p.m., The Margery Building Studios, 523 1/2 Main St.

FIRST FRIDAY ART RECEPTION, 5:30–8 p.m., Colorado Canyons Gallery, Framing and Gifts, 623 Main St., December artists of the month Patricia Eble and Eddie Kollasch, national and international poets will present “The Gift of the Magi: A Winter Evening of Poetry,” 314-2054.

FIRST FRIDAY ART RECEPTION, 5–9 p.m., The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St., “Art of the Great American West,” featuring landscapes, wildlife and figurative subject paintings by Bud Markos, on display through December, 245-7949.

FIRST FRIDAY ART RECEPTION, artist introductions and reception 6:30 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music by the Rosewood Trio, “Shepherd and Francese: Persistence,” “Form to Fusion: Artability Exhibits,” and “Faces and Voices: Homeless in America,” on display through Jan. 21, gjartcenter.org, 243-7337.

KRAMPUS ART SHOW, 7–11 p.m., Uncanny Valley Art Gallery, 523 1/2 Main St., live art demos, photo booth, art by new artists and long standing members of the gallery, 260-9961.

FIRST FRIDAY ART RECEPTION, 5:30–8 p.m., Aspen Photo Art Gallery, next to and part of Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., fine art photography by Larry Bennett.

“ANNIE,” continues 7:30 p.m., Magic Circle Theatre, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, musical performed by Magic Circle Players, tickets magiccircleplayers.com, 249-7838.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., CMU Department of Theatre Arts presents the Charles Dicken’s holiday classic, $20 adults, $16 seniors, $7 students, 248-1604, coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets.

“SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.,” continues 6:30 p.m., Meeker High School auditorium, Meeker, $7, free for ages kindergarten through eighth grade when accompanied by a paying student in ninth grade through adult, presented by The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group, 878-0554.

PALISADE OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS, in Palisade, tree lighting and caroling by Taylor Elementary Serenaders 5 p.m., Altrusa’s Cup of Warmth at Slice of Life Bakery, Parade of Lights 6 p.m., palisadecoc.com.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY EVENT, in Rifle, Rudolph’s Amazing Race 5–7 p.m., Santa at the Ute Theater 5–7 p.m., Jingle Bell Hop dance 7–9 p.m., ugly sweater contest and beer and wine tent, 7–10 p.m., rifleareachamber.com.

PAONIA HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES, in Paonia, holiday art fair, Children’s Winter Faire, hay rides, Holiday Glow Light Celebration 7 p.m. in Poulos Park, events at participating businesses, paoniachamber.com.

“PETER AND THE WOLF” PUPPET SHOW, continues 10:30 a.m., Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 243-4442.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

19TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, continues 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road, Grand Junction High School Choral Music Department’s music and dessert concert, $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 6–12, ages younger than 5 free, 254-6900.

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT VIII, 7:30 p.m., Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform holiday music in the candlelight concert, audience sing-along, $17 adults, $16 ages 60 and older, $5 ages 3–17, tickets at valleysymphony.net, Montrose Pavilion, DeVinny Jewelers, Clubb’s in Delta, Gazebo Florist and Boutique in Cedaredge or Tiffany’s in Montrose, 249-7015.

BRONCO COUNTRY AND MOUNT ORCHID, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

THE BLUE GATORS WITH DAN MARTIN, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock/blues from Montrose and Tulsa, Oklahoma, 314-2554.

THE OXYMORONS, 7–10 p.m., Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010.

HOODOO HEDZ, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., Delta, 399-3292.

TENTH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-A-LONG, 2–5 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 237 32 Road, arrive at 1:45 to get seated in vocal section or come to listen, mcsgj.org.

PERCUSSION FESTIVAL FINAL CONCERT, 4 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Love Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

“THE MAGIC FLUTE,” 12:55 p.m., Regal Cinemas 14, 628 Market St., opera from the Metropolitan Opera, $15 general admission, fathomevents.com.

“ANNIE,” continues 7:30 p.m., Magic Circle Theatre, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, musical performed by Magic Circle Players, tickets magiccircleplayers.com, 249-7838.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., CMU Department of Theatre Arts presents the Charles Dicken’s holiday classic, $20 adults, $16 seniors, $7 students, 248-1604, coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets.

“SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.,” continues 2 p.m., Meeker High School auditorium, Meeker, $7, free for ages kindergarten through eighth grade when accompanied by a paying student in ninth grade through adult, presented by The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group, 878-0554.

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Impressionz Art Gallery, 105 W. Main St., Cedaredge, “Artist Choice” wall, artist tree, refreshments, hot cider, music, 399-7577.

GRAND JUNCTION PARADE OF LIGHTS “CHRISTMAS ON THE SILVER SCREEN,” 5 p.m., Main Street downtown, more than 100 lighted entries, downtowngj.org.

MONTROSE PARADE OF LIGHTS “Winter, Land Of Wonder,” 5 p.m., on Main Street, in Montrose from North Stough Avenue to Rio Grande Avenue, 497-8558, visitmontrose.com.

ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Studio 2138 LLC, 2138 Buffalo Drive, works by fine art photographer and author Andre Delgalvis, and painter Susan Delgalvis, book signing for “The Lost Tracks — A Journey of Discovery,” 907-602-2311, susandelgalvis.com, sky-gallery.com.

MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN, 9:30 a.m., Tri-State Montrose Employee Club, 2200 S. Rio Grande Ave., Montrose, take new, unwrapped gifts to the parking lot, kickstands up by 10 a.m., travelling on U.S. Highway 50 to Olathe to deliver toys, tristate.coop/montroseholidaytoyrun.

CEDAREDGE PARADE OF LIGHTS, “VINTAGE COLORADO — MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST,” 6 p.m., Main Street in Cedaredge, 856-9661.

37TH ANNUAL TOY RUN, registration 9–11:30 a.m., toy run noon, Grand Junction Harley-Davidson, hosted by Western Slope Harley Owners Group, all bikes welcome, entry is one toy to be donated, destination is Grand Mesa Middle School for toy drop off, after party noon–3 p.m., Warehouse2565, door prizes, food, 5050 raffle, music, facebook.com/WesternSlopeHog.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 9 a.m., Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita, breakfast, music, stories by Mrs. Claus and a visit from Santa Claus, $8, space limited, registration and payment required in advance, 242-0971, ext 212.

16TH ANNUAL CANDY CANE HUNT, 10–11:30 a.m., Lincoln Park Barn, holiday craft, cookies, cocoa, puppet show, photos with Frosty the Snowman, Mascot Run, hunt begins 11 a.m., register 254-3866.

PERMANENT STORY WALK GRAND OPENING, 1–3 p.m., Surface Creek Trail, Cedaredge, read the story created by Cedaredge High School students while walking the trail, hot apple cider, cookies, activity and sticker for participants, cedaredgechamber.com, 856-6961.

PALISADE OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS, in Palisade, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., vendors, music, soup challenge in the Marketplace, book sale and story telling at the library, historical walking tours, gingerbread competition at the Community Center, Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop, Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club silent auction at Palisade Chamber of Commerce, palisadecoc.com.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY EVENT, in Rifle, craft fair, photos with your pet, carolers, Santa at the Ute Theater 1–5 p.m., Santa’s Little Helpers Treasure Hunt 1–5 p.m., sleigh rides, living nativity 5–6 p.m. on the walking path, tree lighting 5:30 p.m. Centennial Park, parade of lights 6 p.m., rifleareachamber.com.

PAONIA HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES, in Paonia, holiday art fair, Children’s Winter Faire, hay rides, events at participating businesses, paoniachamber.com.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

FAMOUS LAST WORDS, 6 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., The Incubus Tour with The Funeral Portrait, Versus Me, Shatterproof, Awaiting Eternity, $12–$15, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT VIII, 3 p.m., Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform holiday music in the candlelight concert, audience sing-along, $17 adults, $16 ages 60 and older, $5 ages 3–17, tickets at valleysymphony.net, Montrose Pavilion, DeVinny Jewelers, Clubb’s in Delta, Gazebo Florist and Boutique in Cedaredge or Tiffany’s in Montrose, 249-7015.

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 3 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Love Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., Grand Mesa Sweet Adelines Chorus and Del-Rose Sweet Adeline Chorus, with guest Ken Dravis, 2016–17 scholarship winner Harley Galbisini, East Middle School eighth grade choir and Kickback and Cover Charge quartets, advance tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 ages 12 and younger, $2 more at the door, tickets from any Sweet Adeline member, Roper’s Music, Back Porch Music, The Shade Tree and Hart’s Music, grandmesachorus.org.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY EVENT, in Rifle, Community Choir Concert, 3–5 p.m., Ute Theater, rifleareachamber.com.

ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Studio 2138 LLC, 2138 Buffalo Drive, works by fine art photographer and author Andre Delgalvis, and painter Susan Delgalvis, book signing for “The Lost Tracks — A Journey of Discovery,” 907-602-2311, susandelgalvis.com, sky-gallery.com.

PAONIA HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES, in Paonia, holiday art fair, Children’s Winter Faire, hay rides, events at participating businesses, paoniachamber.com.

GRAND JUNCTION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TOAST OF CHEER, 12:30–5 p.m. , Two Rivers Winery & Chateau, 2087 Broadway, open house format with beautifully decorated holiday-themed tables, refreshments, live music, silent auction, $15, tickets at the Symphony office, 414 Main St., gjso.org, 243-6787.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 5

“PETER AND THE WOLF” PUPPET SHOW, continues 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 243-4442.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 6

ANNUAL ADVENT CONCERT SERIES, 12:10–12:50 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 145 W. Fifth St., Delta, Harps in Motion perform moving renditions of familiar carols, 874-9485.

HOLIDAY VOCAL CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Love Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

TOM KEOGH & COMPANY, 7:15 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

WINTER FILM FESTIVAL, 6 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., films/videos by filmmaker Todd E. Braley, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

JINGLE BELL PARTY, after the 10 a.m. story time, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., holiday photo shoot, games, bells to ring and more, 243-4442.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

ADVENT WEDNESDAY MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS, continue noon–12:30 p.m., Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, Robin Freed and Harp Ensemble, 249-3716.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

ZOLOPHT, 9–11 p.m., The Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., fundraising event to benefit cancer patient Pamela Giese, silent auction beginning at 8 p.m., Rockslide will donate a portion of proceeds, 640-8023.

KOOL KEITH, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., rapper from The Bronx, New York, with The Prince of Weed, McEntity, Just Defy, Ancient Mith, $15–$20, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

ANDREW HITZ, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Love Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., tuba, Best of the West Music Festival Music at Mesa Guest Artist concert with Arthur Houle, piano, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

HOLIDAY CONCERT, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., students from Creative Avens Preschool sing holiday songs, 243-4442.

GRAND JUNCTION SYMPHONY GUILD’S CANDLELIGHT DINNER, reception 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., Chateau at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, appetizers and wine, dinner, cash bar, music by Kelly and Elise Anderson, $75, gjso.org, 243-6787.

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER, 7 p.m., The Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., tickets $28–$68, VIP $102, Platinum $175, ticketswest.com.

FESTIVUS, 5–7 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., open house with appetizers and drinks, ugliest Christmas sweater contest, kafmradio.org, 241-8801, ext. 0.

“PETER AND THE WOLF” PUPPET SHOW, continues 2 p.m., Gateway Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 42700 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, 243-4442.

JINGLE BELL PARTY, after the 10 a.m. story time, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., holiday photo shoot, games, bells to ring and more, 243-4442.

 

LOOKING FORWARD

NEXT TO THE TRACKS, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Dec. 9, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, outlaw rock from Las Cruces, New Mexico, 314-2554.

FIVE 14, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, cavalcadefruita.com, 260-5413.

COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., Best of the West Music Festival concert, world premiere of composer-in-residence Jack Stamps’ new composition “Tocsin,” $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

VINTAGE VOLTAGE, 7–10 p.m. Dec. 9, Palisade Brewing Company, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

TOM KEOGH & CAROL ROSE, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, swing, Latin and rock ‘n’ roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

PHOTO SLIDESHOW, 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Help Heal Veterans Community-Based Arts and Crafts Center, 1670 North Ave., photographer and veteran Donna Fullerton will present slide show of photos from her participation in National Geographic’s Your Shot to Yellowstone, 424-0499.

CHOCOLATE WALK, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, downtown Grand Junction, walking tour of Main Street featuring choice of Art on the Corner Tour or History Tour, commemorative mug filled with Enstrom’s hot chocolate, $10, 254-3866.

“PETER AND THE WOLF” PUPPET SHOW, continues 11 a.m. Dec. 9, De Beque Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 730 Minter Ave., De Beque; 10 a.m. Dec. 16, Orchard Mesa Branch, 230 Lynwood St., 243-4442.

FLOBOTS, with guest Qbala, 8 p.m. Dec. 9, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $15 in advance, $20 day of show, 773-1775, mesatheater.com, alternative hip-hop band from Denver; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, $17 in advance, $20 day of show, 527-6610, paradiseofpaonia.com.

IN WINTER,  7–9 p.m. Dec. 9, 1–3 p.m. Dec. 10, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Curtis Hall, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, North Fork Community Chorus and Exploratory Chorus, Holiday music, 527-7243, bluesage.org.

BETHLEHEM REVISITED, 6–9 p.m. Dec. 9–11, Northeast Christian Church, 2702 Patterson Road, live Bethlehem experience, reenactment with live music, camels, donkeys, sheep, manger scene, northeastchristian.org/bethlehem.

GARDEN OF LIGHTS, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Dec. 9–10, 16–18, 26–27, Montrose Botanic Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, illuminated garden paths and displays, horse-drawn wagon rides, musical light show, montrosegardens.org.

THE MOTET, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., funk, 773-1775, $20–$25, mesatheater.com.

THE JOHNSON COUNTY CORONERS, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Dec. 10, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock/blues from Montrose, 314-2554.

BEST OF THE WEST MUSIC FESTIVAL, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., free final concert featuring a variety of music by current composers played by three different student bands, 248-1604.

MOORS AND MCCUMBER, 7–11 p.m. Dec. 10, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Curtis Hall, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, singer/songwriters, 527-7243, bluesage.org.

“DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.,” 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Youth Theatre Project production, $5, 255-6757, creativeavenuesgj.com.

“HO HO HOMICIDE,” doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Dec. 10, A Taste of Heaven, 2817 North Ave., Mesa Murder Mysteries dinner show, $40 in advance, tickets at 628-1987, foolsforchrist.net/mesa-murder-mysteries.html.

“L’AMOUR DE LOIN,” 10:55 a.m. Dec. 10, Regal Cinemas 14, 628 Market St., opera from the Metropolitan Opera; encore 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21, $24 adults, $22 seniors, $18 children, fathomevents.com.

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS, Dec. 10 in Fruita, arts and crafts fair 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at Fruita Community Center, Parade of Lights at dusk, 858-0360.

19TH ANNUAL P.E.O. HOLIDAY HOME TOUR, 1–4 p.m. Dec. 10, in the Battlement Mesa/Parachute area, four homes, $12, proceeds provide scholarship for students in local high schools, 285-7581, 285-2318.

“WAR OF THE WORLDS,” 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., Radio Room Players present Orson Welles historic radio theater broadcast, $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, tickets at kafmradio.org, 241-8801 ext. 0.

EIGHTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 10–11, Art Bar, 205 Colorado Ave., hosted by the Art Jewelers Guild 250-3881, 243-1220.

ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 10–11, 17, Studio 2138 LLC, 2138 Buffalo Drive, works by fine art photographer and author Andre Delgalvis, and painter Susan Delgalvis, book signing for “The Lost Tracks — A Journey of Discovery,” 907-602-2311, susandelgalvis.com, sky-gallery.com.

MARY LEAH GILBERT CHAVIES PIANO STUDENTS, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Christmas concert, 245-2394.

CHRISTMAS TRAIN SHOW, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 10–11, 17–18, 23–24, Dec. 31–Jan. 1, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, hosted by Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, indoor and outdoor layouts, weather permitting, $4 adults, $1 children, $7 family, 434-9814, museumofwesternco.com.

35TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, doors 2 p.m., concert 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Grand Junction Centennial Band performs Christmas music for all ages, free with donations accepted to benefit a music scholarship, gjcentennialband.com.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, 3–5 p.m. Dec. 11, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Montrose Community Band presents a heart-warming selection of Christmas songs, montrosepavilion.org.

LA DOLCE VITA, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, “the good life” holiday concert with Susan Ellinger and David Alderdice, $25, tickets at bluesage.org and at the door, 527-7243.

SWEDISH CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, 4–7 p.m. Dec. 11, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., hosted by Swedes of the Grand Valley, silent auctions, St. Lucia procession with Saffron buns, potluck of ham, Swedish korv and beverages, take a dish to share, RSVP 241-2945, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

HOLIDAY MUSIC, 10 a.m. Dec. 12, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., performed by Redlands Middle School Eighth Grade Choir and Orchestra, 243-4442.

CRYPTIC WISDOM, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., mixture of grungy alternative rock and poetic hip-hop, with Lil Skam and Danny C, $8–$12, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

TOM KEOGH & COMPANY, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 13, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

A BROADWAY HOLIDAY, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra with Broadway vocalists Sarah Pfisterer and Destan Owens, traditional songs set in a swinging new style, $25–$45 adults, $10 students, tickets at gjso.org, Symphony office, 414 Main St., 243-6787.

ANNUAL ADVENT CONCERT SERIES continues 12:10–12:50 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 145 W. Fifth St., Delta, 874-9485.

“SANTA’S NEW HELPER” PUPPET SHOW, 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, 10 a.m. Dec. 17, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.

PUCKER UP, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., punk duo from Boston, $5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

A LITTLE NOON MUSIC, 12:15 p.m. Dec. 14, First Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Jun Watabe, saxophone, Arthur Houle, piano, 242-4850.

ADVENT WEDNESDAY MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS, continue noon–12:30 p.m., Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, 249-3716.


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