Entertainment calendar: Nov. 29–Dec. 5

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“Polar Express” Family Pajama Party

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., “Polar Express” movie showing at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29–30, Two Rivers Convention Center

Admission is $5 per person.

Bring a sleeping bag, blanket and pillow. Hot chocolate and cookies available to purchase

Event benefits Avalon Theatre.

Neighbors Read!

This is a story time geared toward the whole family.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.

Look for additional story times in the entertainment calendar.

Info: 243-4442, mcpld.org.



FRIDAY, NOV. 29

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

No Outlet, 9:30 p.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Funk and Gonzo and Zolopht and The Destroyers, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Roundabout, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 628-4530.

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, Moonshine Music, 8 p.m., Eagles Lodge 595, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, open to qualified guests, 243-6454.

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.

Dance to the music of Huey, Dewey 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.

Kid’s matinee movie featuring “Turbo,” doors 1:30 p.m., movie 2:30 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, $5 per person, ticket stub gives you $2 off Polar Express Family Pajama Party that night.

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

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

Roundabout, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 628-4530.

Goodman Band, 9:30 p.m.–close, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Tony Rosario, 9 p.m., Naggy McGees Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Jade Ultra Broadway Revue, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Mutany, doors open 5 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Black Timber Band, 9 p.m.–close, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Huey, 7–10 p.m., Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

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.

Art and Chocolate Walk, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., holiday shopping and free chocolate at participating stores and shops in Palisade, enter your punch card for chance to win a prize, 464-4819.

This Little Piggy Miniature Show, art opening, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., The Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W. Third St., Palisade, thebluepiggallery.com, 464-4819.

Grand opening of The Art Cellar, a student and emerging artist gallery, 5–8 p.m., downstairs at The Blue Pig Gallery, 301 S. Main St., Palisade, 464-2170, theartcellarpalisade.com.

Author book-signing, “Stepping Stones” by Patricia Martin, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Turn the Page Bookstore, 119 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 261-5778.

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

Kid’s matinee movie featuring “Turbo,” doors 1:30 p.m., movie 2:30 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, $5 per person, ticket stub gives you $2 off Polar Express Family Pajama Party that night.

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, DEC. 1

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.

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

Grinch Day! 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, Dr. Seuss story time, activities and treats, 243-5113.

MONDAY, DEC. 2

Sessions Irish Jam Band, 7–10 p.m., Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Karaoke with Ms. Lizzy, 9 p.m., Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

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.

Story time, 11 a.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870, gcpld.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 3

Advent Mini Concert, holiday program presented by a Special Men’s Choir, 12:10–12:55 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer streets, Delta, 874-985.

Thunder Mountain Elementary School Holiday Concert, 5:30–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Bluesday Jam, 7–9 p.m. Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, take your own gear and play blues with the host band, 464-1462.

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

Karaoke with live band, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Open mic night, doors 7 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Quiz Ninjas, 7 p.m., Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

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

Karaoke with Thomas, 9 p.m., Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

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, DEC. 4

Music at Noon, Advent season concert series, noon, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, church organist Connie Stoutt, church pianist Laurie Ranum and music director Kelly Thompson performing sacred and secular holiday music through voice, pipe organ, piano and flute, take a lunch, 249-3716.

Orchard Avenue Elementary School Christmas Concert, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

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

Tavern Trivia with Kate, 8:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

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.

WiBeBoo War, game night, 10 p.m., Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

“Nutcracker” story time with dancers from Absolute Dance, 5 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

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.

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, DEC. 5

Best of the West Music Festival, solo saxophone recital presented by guest artist Timothy McAllister, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St.,, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Nisley Elementary School Choir Concert, holiday story time and Santa visit, 4:30–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

O Christmas Tree, holiday extravaganza presented by Grand Junction High School Choral Department, 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road, $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $90 reserved table, includes beverage and dessert, 254-6900.

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.

Karaoke with Ms. Lizzy, 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

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.

Karaoke with Ethan, 9 p.m., 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.

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

Family Science Night, 6–8:30 p.m., John McConnell Math and Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave., hands-on experiments and science demonstrations, $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

Consort, Conspire, Collaborate, closing reception, 6–8 p.m. Dec. 6, Art Gallery at the University Center, Colorado Mesa University, exhibit of collaborative works by CMU student poets, designers and printmakers, 248-1833.

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

Tim Brown in concert, 9 p.m. Dec. 6, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Mesa View Elementary School Holiday Concert, 4–8 p.m. Dec. 6, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

First Friday opening reception, talk and lecture 6 p.m., introductions 6:30 p.m., reception 7–9 p.m. Dec. 6, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., “House Works” with Melanie Walker and George Peters, on display through Jan. 27; “Elemental — Form, Fire, Clay, Paint,” clay vessels by Terry Shepherd, paintings by Heather Patterson, on display through Jan. 28; “Rainbow Journey” by Karen Kreyeski, on display through Jan. 25, 243-7337, gjartcenter.org.

Holiday Cheer, First Friday art event, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Oakley Gallery, 602 Main St., inside Interiors Etc., artist demonstrations, food by Lynn Finley and music by Noelle Smith, 270-0303.

“Ornamentation,” art opening, 5–9:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Operation Revamp, 307 S. 12th St., featuring hundreds of ornaments in a variety of media and materials, 462-3126.

Christmas party and open house, 5:30–9 p.m. Dec. 6, Aspen Photo Art Gallery, inside Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., jazz music by Steve Williams, food, wine tasting, bakery goods, homemade root beer by Copper Club Brewing, photos from Larry Bennett and guest photographers on display.

“Polar Express” story time, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Best of the West Music Festival, Dec. 6–7, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., CMU Wind Symphony and guests Timothy McAllister on saxophone, conductors Carolyn Barber and Casey Cropp, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Robinson Theatre, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students; final concert featuring three student bands, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Robinson Theatre, 248-1604.

Holiday Choral Festival presented by Symphony in the Valley, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Rifle High School in Rifle, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Glenwood Springs High School, Glenwood Springs, $10 adults, $5 ages 3–18, $30 families, music students free, sitv.org, 618-8264.

O Christmas Tree, holiday extravaganza presented by Grand Junction High School Choral Department, 7 p.m. Dec. 6–7, 2 p.m. Dec. 7, First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road, $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $90 reserved table, includes beverage and dessert, 254-6900.

Three Peace Band with guests Huey and Bobby Walker, 8:30 p.m.–midnight Dec. 6–7, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, 858-3996.

Holiday Art Fair, 3–9 p.m. Dec. 6, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 7, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, 527-7243, bluesage.org.

Christmas Through Jewish Eyes, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dec. 7, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., candle-making, Hanukkah celebration, singing, lunch and Bible study, $25 adults, $10 ages 17 and younger, 242-4850.

Palisade’s Olde Fashion Christmas, Dec. 6–8 in Palisade, Christmas tree lighting, carols, “It’s a Wonderful Life” movie, carriage rides, camel rides, music, entertainment, Santa’s Workshop, soup challenge, gingerbread contest, historic walking tours, home tours, Christmas tea, author book-signing and more, palisadecoc.com, 464-7458.

Messiah Sing-a-Long presented by The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction 2–5 p.m. Dec. 7, First Baptist Church, 720 Grand Ave., arrive by 1:45 p.m. to be seated in your vocal section or just come to listen, limited number of Messiah scores available to purchase or rent for $10, 434-9661.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Dec. 7, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Traditional country music dance with music by Bill Bartley, 7–10 p.m. Dec. 7, Grand Junction Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., $5, 858-7825.

Parade of Lights and Winter Festival, festival 11 a.m., parade 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Main Street downtown, no parking on the parade route after 3 p.m., downtowngj.org.

Harley Owners Group Toy Run, registration 9–11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, motorcycle parade leaves at noon, from Grand Junction Harley-Davidson, 2787 Crossroads Blvd., traveling east on Patterson Road to Grand Mesa Middle School, riders donate unwrapped toys to The Salvation Army; post parade party, Cactus Canyon in Clifton with music by Jack + Jill, 270-1716.

Author book-signing, “Zombie Baseball Beatdown” by Paolo Bacigalupi, 2–4 p.m. Dec. 7, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Fourth annual Christmas Craft Fair, hosted by the Lavender Association of Western Colorado, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 7, Two Rivers Convention Center, handcrafted lavender items, arts and crafts, coloradolavender.org.

Annual Collbran Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 7, Plateau Valley School, 56600 Colorado Highway 330, Collbran, Santa will be there from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., face painting 2–4 p.m., more than 40 vendors, concessions, 773-1916.

Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 7, Grand Villa Assisted Living, 2680 N. 15th St., vendors offering a variety of items, open to the public, 241-9706.

Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Dec. 7, Bill Heddles Recreation in Delta, 50 vendor booths, 874-0923.

Colorado West Quilters Guild Quilting demonstrations, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Dec. 7, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Downtown Montrose Christmas Parade of Lights, 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Main Street in Montrose, “12 Days of Christmas” theme, parade applications at mntrs.co/2013pol, entry deadline Dec. 2, 240-1435.

Tour of Homes hosted by P.E.O. Chapter IP, 1–4 p.m. Dec. 7, Battlement Mesa and Parachute, refreshments at the Historic Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse, $10, proceeds assist women in furthering their education, tickets can be purchased from any Chapter IP member or at 285-1037, 285-2318.

“Elf on the Shelf” story time, 11 a.m. Dec. 7, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Christmas Tea, 11 a.m. Dec. 7, Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way Parachute, Christmas music, crafts and more, take your favorite teacup, children ages 10 and older may join a parent or grandparent, 285-9870.

Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Dec. 7–8, Rose Hue Gallery, 210 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, demonstrations, giveaways, portion of proceeds donated to local charities, snacks and beverages served, 250-9019.

Holiday Concert featuring Colorado Mesa University’s choirs, symphonies, and audience carols, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Author book-singing, “The Jew Named Jesus” by Rebekah Simon-Peter, 1–3 p.m. Dec. 8, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Mo5aic, five-man a cappela group, 7–9 p.m. Dec. 8, Brownson Arena, Colorado Mesa University, tickets at monumentalevents.com.

We Need a Little Christmas! presented by Bookcliff Harmony Chorus and guests, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, donations will be taken and shared by the church and the chorus, refreshment will follow, 255-9992.

Christmas through the Centuries, folk songs, hymns and classic favorites, presented by a ladies’ chorale, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1855 St. Mary’s Drive, Montrose, donations accepted to benefit Pope John Paul II Academy in Montrose, 249-2996.

Grand Junction Symphony Guild’s Candlelight Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087 Broadway, wine and appetizers, dinner and live music by the Alycia Vince Trio, $65 per person, reservations by Dec. 3, 243-6787, gjsyphony.org.

Everlast, doors 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $24, 241-1717.

Local author book-signings, 5:30–8 p.m. Dec. 9, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Advent Mini Concert, “Christmas Harmonies,” presented by Cedaredge Men Plus Two, 12:10–12:55 p.m. Dec. 10, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer streets, Delta, 874-985.

You Knew Me When, indie folk-rock duo from Nashville, Tenn., doors 6 p.m., show 7–9:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, $15, cheese and charcuterie plate, cash bar, tickets at tworiverswinery.com, 241-3155.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Dec. 11, the Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

A Little Noon Music featuring Martha Sandford-Heyns, organ, piano, harpsichord, 12:15 p.m. Dec. 11, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-4850.

Desert West Chapter Embroidery Guild of America demonstrations, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Dec. 11, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Holiday Light Tour for ages 50 and older, hosted by Grand Junction Parks and Recreation, 6–7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Lincoln Park Barn, $5, 254-3866.


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