Entertainment Calendar: May 19–25

FRIDAY, MAY 19

OPERA COLORADO YOUNG ARTISTS, 7 p.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, $25 per person, tickets at 243-6787, gjso.org and Grand Junction Symphony office, 414 Main St.

THE BAND WANTED, 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.

DAVE MENSCH, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock, acoustic, country, 314-3554.

TOP FLITE EMPIRE, 7 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., hip-hop from Denver, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

DELAND BAND, 8–11 p.m., Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, regional country, rock and punk, warehouse2565.com.

THE INSTAGATORS, 9 p.m., Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

TIM+RICHARD, 10 p.m., Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

DJ SQUATCH, SOBEAR AND TAURU5, 9 p.m., on the rooftop of Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Four Peaks After Party celebrating 29th anniversary of Triple Play Records, $6 in advance, tickets at Triple Play Records and Avalon Theatre, 243-3974.

ERIC STUCKY, 7:30 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CD release, 858-8318.

TOM KEOGH & CAROL ROSE, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, variety of dance music, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKS PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, Curtis Hall, dance from CU Boulder, $10 adults, $5 children, 527-7243, bluesage.org.

MUSEUM DISCOVERY DAYS, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita, public opening of “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” exhibit, featuring replica of the largest snake in the world, on display through Aug. 5, free entry in honor of National Museum Month, 858-7282.

GRAND JUNCTION OFF-ROAD AND FOUR PEAKS DOWNTOWN MUSIC FEST, downtown Main Street, music on three separate stages with headliner Zolopht, food trucks, outdoor expo, fun expo, beer and wine garden; GJ Off-Road features professional and amateur mountain bike races, 15–40 mile distances starting and finishing downtown, music schedule at downtowngj.org/signature-events/music-festival, epicrides.com/grandjunction.

LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN GLOW-N-GAMES, 5:30–10 p.m., Long’s Family Park, 3117 F Road, hosted by Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, games begin at 8:30 p.m., 5K, CrossFit Challenge, Fire Truck Pull, take glow sticks, glowing jewelry, glow in the dark paint, etc., proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Colorado, 244-3251, register kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1173132. 

RIFLE RENDEZVOUS, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, vendors open 4–9 p.m., mud run 6:30 p.m., contra dancing 7–9 p.m., beer garden 6:30–10 p.m., riflerendezvous.org.

“BUILD A BETTER WORLD” PUPPET SHOW, continues 2 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.

SATURDAY, MAY 20

ANNE MCCUE, 7:30 p.m. , KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., singer/songwriter/guitarist, $15 in advance, $18 at the door, 241-8801, kafmradio.org.

VOCAL JUNCTION (formerly Voces Pulchrae), 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., collective of vocal artists presenting music ranging from 16th century madrigals and Romantic music for voice and oboe, to contemporary music for choir and tuned water glasses, $10 suggested donation, 419-601-1477.

TONIGHT WE RISE, 7 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Coast is Ours, This Foul Year, Ryan Harrison Acoustic and Berlin Breaks, $10–$12, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

OUTSIDE STANDING, M-80S, RIVETER AND TIGHT THUMP, 8 p.m.–2 a.m., Barons GJ, 539 Colorado Ave., Riveter’s final farewell show, $5, 245-0995.

JOSH ROGAN, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

TOASTER, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-3554.

VINTAGE VOLTAGE, 8–11 p.m., Warehouse 25sixty-five, 2565 American Way, classic rock and blues, warehouse2565.com.

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

SHAUN RAY, 7:30 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CD release, 858-8318.

HOODOO HEDZ, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

BLACK CANYON BARBERSHOP CHORUS AND AFTERGLOW, 7 p.m., Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, $10, 249-4099.

A MILE HIGH MELTDOWN, doors 9 p.m., Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, EDM show with Project Aspect, Kruza Kid, Suffers Beats, Dashwoo, ages 18 and older, $10, 527-6610, paradiseofpaonia.com.

ART EXHIBIT OPEN HOUSE AND ARTIST MEET AND GREET, 2–4 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, in the Peach Room, refreshments served, works by Linda Rybak on display through July at the Community Center, works by Robin Moreng, on display at the Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center, 858-0360.

GRAND JUNCTION OFF-ROAD AND FOUR PEAKS DOWNTOWN MUSIC FEST, downtown Main Street, music on three separate stages with headliner The Infamous Stringdusters, food trucks, outdoor expo, fun expo, beer and wine garden; GJ Off-Road features professional and amateur mountain bike races, 15–40 mile distances starting and finishing downtown, music schedule at downtowngj.org/signature-events/music-festival, epicrides.com/grandjunction.

MONTROSE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL, 1–4 p.m., The Bridges, 2500 Bridges Circle, Montrose, music by Zolopht, $50, general admission, proceeds benefit Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club, montrosewinefestival.com.

AUTO FEST, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars, vintage travel trailers, motorcycles, trucks or custom, entries $15 for first entry, $10 each additional vehicle, cruise on North Avenue will follow the show, register 208-2780, 242-0971 ext. 2204.

BEER, GEAR AND GRUB, noon–6 p.m., Fruita’s Southside Marketplace, 455 Kokopelli Center, Fruita, gear swap, mountain bike demos, food, beer tasting entrance $10, music by James Williams 3–5 p.m., 858-3894.

BARREL INTO SPRING, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., self-guided wine tasting, hosted by Grand Valley Winery Association, at participating area wineries, $75 per person, reservations 241-3155.

MAYFAIRE FESTIVAL, 9:30 a.m.–noon, River Canyon School, 730 25 Road, family event featuring games, crafts for children, maypole dance 11:15 a.m., puppet show, silent auction free and open to the public, rivercanyonschool.com.

RIFLE RENDEZVOUS, in Rifle, events at Garfield County Fairgrounds, Metro Park and downtown on Third Street, breakfast 7:30–10:30 a.m., live music, dancing, beer garden, food vendors, car show, rodeo events, bike rodeo, Paint-a-Port-a-Potty, riflerendezvous.org.

“LITTLE REE” STORY TIME, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

“BUILD A BETTER WORLD” PUPPET SHOW, continues 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 21

EVERCLEAR, 7 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its multi-platinum album “So Much for the Afterglow,” with guests Vertical Horizon and Fastball, general admission, student and VIP tickets available, tickets at monumentalevents.com, 800-626-8497.

MARY LEAH GILBERT CHAVIES’ PIANO STUDENTS 68TH END OF SCHOOL YEAR CONCERT, 2:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., in the sanctuary, 245-2394.

THOMASINA RUSSELL AND STEPHEN DAVIS, 1–4 p.m., Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade 464-1462.

WÜFFSTOCK, noon–5 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., music by Retrospectacle, Flat Top Reed and No Outlet, vendor booths offering animal education, adoptions, beer garden and food truck, no outside food or drink, $1 admission, ages 5 and younger and dogs free, take well-behaved, leashed dogs, proceeds benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 434-7337, rhhumanesociety.org.

GRAND JUNCTION OFF-ROAD AND FOUR PEAKS DOWNTOWN MUSIC FEST, downtown Main Street, music on three separate stages, food trucks, outdoor expo, fun expo, beer and wine garden; GJ Off-Road features professional and amateur mountain bike races, 15–40 mile distances starting and finishing downtown, music schedule at downtowngj.org/signature-events/music-festival, epicrides.com/grandjunction.

RIFLE RENDEZVOUS, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, breakfast 7:30–10:30 a.m., vendors 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m., nondenominational services 10 a.m.–noon, riflerendezvous.org.

BARREL INTO SPRING, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., self-guided wine tasting, hosted by Grand Valley Winery Association, at participating area wineries, $75 per person, reservations 241-3155.

 

MONDAY, MAY 22

 

TUESDAY, MAY 23

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

GOODMAN BAND, 6–9 p.m., Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade,  464-1462.

MAY FILM SHOWCASE, 6 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

RHYTHMS FOR AFRICA: HAZEL MILLER CONCERT, reception 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m., Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, with Dana Marsh on keyboards and Rich Lamb on bass, silent auction, food and drinks available for purchase, $30, proceeds benefit HopeWest’s sister hospice in Ilembula, Tanzania, advance tickets at HopeWestCO.org and HopeWest offices in Grand Junction, Delta and Montrose, tickets also at the door, 866-312-9463.

ANDREW WYNNE, 5:30 p.m., Revolution Brewing, 325 Grand Ave., Paonia, acoustic folk-rock singer/songwriter, 260-4869.

DAVE MENSCH, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

INDIE LENS POP UP, reception 6 p.m., film 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., Community Room, “Real Boy,” rmpbs.org/cinema, 245-1818.

SHRINE CIRCUS, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, gates open one hour prior to the performance, adults $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, $5 ages 3–12, ages younger than 3 free, when accompanied by an adult, tickets at City Market stores, from Western Colorado Shrine members, 866-464-2626, ticketswest.com.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 25

TINSLEY ELLIS, gates open 5:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., James M. Robb Colorado State Park Fruita Section, Colorado Riverfront Concert Series, concert with blues rock singer/songwriter, take lawn chair and a picnic, beer, wine and food available to purchase, ages 5 and older required to have a tickets, free tickets with service fee at City Market stores, TicketsWest.com, riverfrontproject.org/concert-series.

RUBY DEE AND THE SNAKE HANDLERS, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Texas honky-tonk, Bakersfield twang, Memphis rockabilly, Western swing and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, with guests The Tankerays, $10 in advance, $12 at the door, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

CHASING LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND SALE, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, non-juried show of unframed and unmatted photographs, hosted by Black Canyon Camera Club, blackcanyoncamera.club, 925-984-5756, 856-7809.

SHRINE CIRCUS, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, gates open one hour prior to the performance, adults $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, $5 ages 3–12, ages younger than 3 free, when accompanied by an adult, tickets at City Market stores, from Western Colorado Shrine members, 866-464-2626, ticketswest.com.

 

LOOKING FORWARD

TIM + RICHARD, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. May 26, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

STRAY GRASS, 7–10 p.m. May 26, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

BOSS’ DAUGHTER WITH THIS FOUL YEAR, 8 p.m. May 26, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., from Reno, Nevada, $5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

BOOGIE CHILLIN, 10 p.m. May 26, Ella’s Blue Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

RICK & KAREN, 7:30 p.m. May 26, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, variety of country, Latin, and current hits for dancing JUCO Night, wear your favorite baseball shirt, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

FINAL FRIDAY FROLIC, 6–8 p.m. May 26, Second Story Studios, 228 1/2 Grand Ave., new works, hors d’oeuvres, and artists on hand during the Paonia Art Walk in downtown Paonia, facebook.com/secondstorystudiospaonia.

SCHOOL’S OUT PARTY AT THE POOL, 1:30–7:30 p.m. May 26, Lincoln Park Moyer Pool, 254-3866.

CHASING LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND SALE, continues 10 a.m.–7 p.m. May 26–27, Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, non-juried show of unframed and unmatted photographs, hosted by Black Canyon Camera Club, blackcanyoncamera.club, 925-984-5756, 856-7809.

GRAND VALLEY FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY, 5–8 p.m. May 26, Lincoln Park, food vendors and music, grandvalleyfoodtruckfridays.com, 261-8484.

SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. May 26, De Beque Branch, Mesa County Libraries Pop-Up Library, in Gazebo Park, on Minter Avenue across from the De Beque Community Center, 381 Minter Ave., De Beque, magician Ann Lincoln performs at 2 p.m., at the Community Center, 243-4442.

SUCKAFISH ALBUM RELEASE SHOW, 8 p.m. May 27, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with guests Primal J and The Neanderthals, Ascending Giants and Wet Sarcasm, $5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

GERRY GOODMAN, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. May 27, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

STRAY GRASS, 7–9 p.m. May 27, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., Garden Groove Concert Series, $15, tickets at strivecolorado.org, 245-3288.

PAUL HARSHMAN, May 27, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

ROCK THE BALD, 5–10 p.m. May 27, Warehouse 25sixty-five, 2565 American Way, local bands perform including Zolopht, portion of proceeds go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation to conquer kids cancer, warehouse2565.com.

“PETE THE CAT AND THE COOL CAT BOOGIE” STORY TIME, 11 a.m. May 27, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

THE AMBULANTERS, 8 p.m. May 28, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., sad rock from Lincoln, Nebraska, $5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

ANDREW WYNNE, 5 p.m. May 29, Copper Club Brewing Co., Fruita, folk rock singer/songwriter from Denver, 858-8318.

LINCOLN PANTS BAND, 6–9 p.m. May 30, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

TIM + RICHARD, 8 p.m. May 30, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

TOM KEOGH, 7:15 p.m. May 30, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

SHOTGUN HODOWN, doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., May 31, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Abraham & The Old Gods, Amores Muertos, $5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

THREE BAD JACKS, 8 p.m. June 1, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, with The Tankerays, 314-2554.

JODY BROWN FAMILY BAND, 7 p.m. June 1, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert featuring multi-instruments and vocals, admission by donation, 210-0471.


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