Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 7–13
FRIDAY, OCT. 7
CANDY’S RIVER HOUSE, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock and blues from Salt Lake City, 314-2554.
FRANK BREGAR, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to ‘90s–current hits, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
DERRINGER BAND, 8:30–11 p.m., Warehouse 25sixty-five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.
ERIK STUCKY, 7 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
FIRST FRIDAY ART RECEPTION, artist talk “Bliss Fishing” 5:30 p.m., reception 7–9 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., “Art Unleased,” on display Oct. 7–29, a celebration of National Shelter Dog Month featuring works devoted to cats, dogs and other four-legged friends; “Bliss Fishing,” on display Oct. 4–Nov. 12, fly fishing and art blend; “Voices,” Junction Clay Arts Guild 14th annual show and sale on display Oct. 5–Nov. 12, 243-7337.
“THAT WOULD BE CHAOS ...” art exhibit opening reception, 5–9 p.m., 437CO, Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery, 437 Colorado Ave., exhibit features a broad range of artwork by Joshua Butler, Eric Elliott, Suzie Garner, Katie Hadar, Eli Hall, Alison Harris, KyoungHwa Oh, Araan Schmidt, Carolyn Quinn-Hensley and the Lecturers, on display through Nov. 10, 248-1833.
“THE MASK PARADE,” Colorado Canyons Gallery, 623 Main St., unique masks created by about 50 local artists for Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s gala Masquerade, on display through Nov. 11, bid on the masks at the gallery and the gala, photo gallery at gjso.org/event/masquerade, 243-6787.
FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST RECEPTION, 5–9 p.m., The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St., “Wild, Wild Equines,” featuring paintings by Cynthia Sampson of Nucla, 245-7949.
FIRST FRIDAY OPEN ART STUDIOS, 6–9 p.m., The Margery Building Studios, 523 1/2 Main St.
ART UNLEASHED EXHIBIT, Five60 Salon & Spa, 354 Main St., No. 102, celebration of National Shelter Dog Month featuring works devoted to cats, dogs and other four-legged friends on display through Oct. 29, 263-4551.
STONEWARE AND GLASS EXHIBIT OPENING, The Help Hospitalized Veterans Community-Based Arts and Crafts Center, 1670 North Ave., works by Navy veteran Deb Scott on display through Nov. 3, 424-0499.
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS, 6–8 p.m., Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St., beadwork artist Virginia Jensen will demonstrate and sign copies of her books, 242-5181.
ART WALK, 5–8 p.m., downtown Delta, works by artist Fred Honchell, Fourth and Main Exchange, 365 Main St.; art by Seth Weber and Audrey Corrine, Dog House Expresso, 449 Main St.; watercolors by Dani Tuper and photography by Joe Niehuser, Gallery De La Luz, 128 Palmer St.; mixed media and oils by Jeanne Stortz, Good Vibrations in Columbine Village Mall, 321 Main St.; exhibit at Masters Gallery in the Mall, refreshments served and most artists will be on hand, 209-5293.
DOWNTOWN ART FESTIVAL, downtown Grand Junction, visit participating galleries and First Friday Art receptions, local talent displayed in various forms of artwork, downtowngj.org.
MONTROSE VISUAL ARTS GUILD 25TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND SALE, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Camelot Gardens, 16612 U.S. Highway 550 South, Montrose, 425-246-7166.
“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH,” continues 7:30 p.m., Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, musical based on Roald Dahl’s book $20 adults, $16 seniors, $7 students, tickets at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets, 248-1604.
NEVERMORE — AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, reception 6–9 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., celebrating the life and works of Poe on the 167th anniversary of his death, entertainment, storytelling, $12 adults, $10 students and Museum of the West members, tickets at Museum of Western Colorado, KAFM Veteran’s Art Center and at the door; Poe inspired art painting led by local artist Vinje, 6–11 p.m., Uncanny Valley Art Gallery, 523 1/2 Main St., No. 12, $25, to benefit The Veteran’s Art Center, space limited, tickets at the Veteran’s Art Center, 257-7354.
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY, 5:30–8:30 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 549-6233, grandvalleyfoodtruckfridays.com.
“THE THREE CABRITOS” PUPPET SHOW, continues, in English, 10 a.m., Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 243-4442.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
CLYDE & THE MILLTAILERS, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local bluegrass, 314-2554.
KEN DRAVIS AND EAGLE RIVER’S ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVER, 5:30–7:30 p.m., outdoors at 1992 S. Broadway, take chairs, a blanket, and picnic, 201-6166.
GABRIELLE LOUISE, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., The Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, singer/songwriter celebrating the Sept. 30 release of her album “If The Static Clears,” $15 in advance, $20 at the door, tickets at paradiseofpaonia.brownpapertickets.com, The Cirque, Back Country Bistro and The Paradise Theater.
VICTOR AND PENNY QUARTET, 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $20, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.
VINTAGE VOLTAGE, 7–10 p.m., Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, classic rock and blues, 464-1462.
CRYPTIC WISDOM, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., grungy alternative rock/poetic hip-hop from Arizona, with 970 Ridaz, Luie Lux, Oddfellow Ent, Dibo, Kush Cloud Ent, $7–$10, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
DOWNTOWN ART FESTIVAL, downtown Grand Junction, Art on the Corner temporary exhibit installation begins 7 a.m., events at participating galleries, vacant spaces and businesses, music, downtowngj.org.
FRACK FREE WINE TASTING AND ART AUCTION, 5–7 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, proceeds from the art auction benefit Citizens for a Healthy Community, citizensforahealthycommunity.org.
MONTROSE VISUAL ARTS GUILD 25TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND SALE, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Camelot Gardens, 16612 U.S. Highway 550 South, Montrose, 425-246-7166.
QUILT AND FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Park, Palisade, yarns, fiber and art, demos and vendors, fiber art gallery, animals, food and music, 464-7458.
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St., beadwork artist Virginia Jensen will demonstrate and sign copies of her books, 242-5181.
“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH,” continues 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, musical based on Roald Dahl’s book $20 adults, $16 seniors, $7 students, tickets at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets, 248-1604.
“TRISTAN AND ISOLDE,” 10 a.m., Regal Canyon Cinemas 14, 648 Market St., opera from the Metropolitan Opera, $24 adults, $22 seniors, $18 children, fathomevents.com.
DANCE OF UNIVERSAL PEACE, potluck 6 p.m., dance 7 p.m., Yoga West Collective, 1025 Main St., to promote world peace and religious tolerance through live music, chanting and group dance, by donation, 872-2172.
21ST ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS LUNCHEON, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen, 245 S. First St., $25, includes soup, bread, beverage, dessert and a handmade pottery bowl of your choice, proceeds go to feed the hungry, free soup for ages younger than 12 when accompanied by a parent with a ticket, 241-3658, ext. 106.
COMIC CON, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., costumes, fan meet-ups, panel discussion and activities for all ages, celebration of comic books, art, pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, anime, manga, books, graphic novels, movie and more, dress as your favorite character, costume contest and parade 3 p.m. mesacountylibraries.org/comiccon.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Centennial Plaza, downtown Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue, Montrose, games and activities for kids and families, pumpkin carving, face painting, live music and entertainment, food vendors, tastings, demonstrations, hay rides, petting zoo and more, montrosefarmersmarket.com.
OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND DANCE, doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, 790 26 1/2 Road, music by Alpine Echo, $25 per person, space limited, tickets at the church office, 242-6121, ext. 218.
A DAY IN THE LIFE ON THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Fort Uncompahgre, 440 N. Palmer St., Delta, living historians recreate the sights, sounds and smells of the past, demonstrations, guided tours, kids activities, $2, ages younger than 12 free, fortuncompahgre.org, 874-8349.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
THE FOUR FRESHMEN, 7:30 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., vocal harmony jazz,$35–$42, singerandsimpson.com, tix.com, 406-250-5527.
RUBEDO, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Bobby Hodown, Ryan Harrison acoustic, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
FLAT TOP REED, NO OUTLET AND HOODOO HEDZ, 2–5 p.m., Fruita Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, during the Melfest candidate event, take a chair.
MONTROSE VISUAL ARTS GUILD 25TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND SALE, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Camelot Gardens, 16612 U.S. Highway 550 South, Montrose, 425-246-7166.
MONDAY, OCT. 10
SYMPHONY STORY TIME, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, Grand Junction Symphony presents story telling, musical demonstrations, instrument petting zoo, sign up for the music-themed reading challenge, mesacountylibraries.org/kids/srp.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11
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.
SYMPHONY STORY TIME, 10 a.m. Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, Grand Junction Symphony presents story telling, musical demonstrations, instrument petting zoo, sign up for the music-themed reading challenge, mesacountylibraries.org/kids/srp.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12
A LITTLE NOON MUSIC, 12:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Susan Hess, bassoon and Javier de los Santos, guitar, donations accepted, 242-4850.
FALL VOCAL CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., featuring CMU’s new Vocal Arts Ensemble, a 45-voice auditioned choir, plus the newly visioned Men’s and Women’s Choirs, and Vocal Chords, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.
COLORADO EXPERIENCE ROAD SHOW, doors 5:30 p.m., show 6 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., free screening of episodes “Dinosaurs,” and “Suffrage,” Q&A session follows, Emmy award-winning series explores people, places and events that have shaped Colorado, half-hour episodes are touring the state, rmpbs.org/coloradoexperience.
“TRISTAN AND ISOLDE,” encore 6:30 p.m., Regal Canyon Cinemas 14, 648 Market St., opera from the Metropolitan Opera, $24 adults, $22 seniors, $18 children, fathomevents.com.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
LIQUID STRANGER, with Bleep Bloop, Perkulator and Shlump, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., record label Waakan’s Weird and Wonderful Tour, $10–$15, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.
SYMPHONY STORY TIME, 10 a.m., Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road No. 6F, Clifton; 1:30 p.m. Gateway Branch, 42700 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, Grand Junction Symphony presents story telling, musical demonstrations, instrument petting zoo, sign up for the music-themed reading challenge, mesacountylibraries.org/kids/srp.
JOHNSON COUNTY CORONERS, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock/jam band from Montrose, 314-2554.
RIC & KAREN, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Rod, dance to country, swing, Latin and current hits, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF COLORADO, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Monument Presbyterian Church, 2020 1/2 Broadway, Bach Meets Vivaldi, first in the Grand Junction Symphony’s Chamber Concert Series, $30 each concert, $100 for four concerts, tickets at gjso.org, 243-6787.
CLYDE & THE MILLTAILERS, 7 p.m. Oct. 14, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
SYMPHONY STORY TIME, continues 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran; 10 a.m. Oct. 15, Central Branch, 443 N. Sixth St., Grand Junction Symphony presents story telling, musical demonstrations, instrument petting zoo, sign up for the music-themed reading challenge, mesacountylibraries.org/kids/srp.
VINTAGE VOLTAGE, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Oct. 15, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local rock and roll, 314-2554.
THE OXYMORONS, 8–11 p.m. Oct. 15, Warehouse 25sixty-five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.
TODD JOHNSON, 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
VARIETY SHOW, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10 adults, $5 students, cavalcadefruita.com, 260-5413.
“GIFTS TO NATIVES: MEMOIRS OF A WORLD TRAVELLER WHO PHOTOGRAPHS,” opening night 6:30–8:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Healthy Rhythm Community Art Gallery, 68 S. Grand Ave., Montrose, solo photographic exhibition by Michael Lawton, healthyrhythm.net, 323-270-6284.
MESA MURDER MYSTERY, 5:30–9 p.m. Oct. 15, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 765 Horizon Drive, murder mystery dinner to benefit Western Slope Center for Children, cocktail hour with cash bar, dinner, whodunit mystery/comedy with the audience as both deputies and suspects, $40 in advance, $50 at the door, tickets at WSCC, 245-3788, wscchildren.org.
“THEODORE ROOSEVELT” CHARACTER PORTRAYAL, doors 5 p.m. for book signing, program 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, humanity scholar and author Clay Jenkins portrays President Theodore Roosevelt in the celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service, reception follows, reserved seating $25 adults, $15 students, tickets.montrosepress.com, tickets at the door cash or check only, 240-4739.
OKTOBERFEST, 2–6 p.m. Oct. 15, Delicious Orchards, 39126 Colorado Highway 133, Paonia, $12, brats, local and regional beers, prizes for best costume and chicken dancers, proceeds benefit the Paonia Chamber of Commerce, tickets at paoniachamber.com.
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER 3K WALK AND ROLL, preregistration begins 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Oct. 15, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., walk on the Riverfront Trail for all ages and stages of life, groups/teams encouraged, $25 adults, $15 students and ages older than 60, children free, proceeds benefit Strive, register strivecolorado.org, 256-8612, 244-5506.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CLOSING CEREMONY, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 15, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., puppet show 11 a.m., Music Spark performance 11:30 p.m., Nueva Generacion Folklorico Dancers 12:30 p.m., Mariachi Reyes de Jalisco Band 1 p.m., food, craft tables, kids activities.
MESA MALL FALL FESTIVAL, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 15, Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, family fun, fall-themed activities, free pumpkin patch, outdoor beer garden, music by The Band Wanted, food trucks, apple cider station, archery, 242-0008.
SEVENTH ANNUAL SURVIVE FASHION SHOW, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Two Rivers Convention Center, events to support local cancer survivors, $35 general admission in advance, $40 at the door, VIP tables and tickets at stmarygj.org/events, 298-2015.
SCARECROW FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 15, noon–4 p.m. Oct. 16, Montrose Botanic Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, library story walk, scarecrows of all sizes and descriptions on display, bid on your favorite in the silent auction, scarecrow entry information at montrosegardens.org.
NO FRACKIN WAY BENEFIT CONCERT, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, The Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, music by Beth Quist, Gustavo Brett, Dave Sheppard, The North Fork Flyers and The Scones, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, tickets at Hardins in Hotchkiss, Hightower Cafe in Paonia, Lizzy’s Market in Paonia, citizensforahealthycommunity.org.
MINI OKTOBERFEST PARTY, 2–5 p.m. Oct. 16, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., German beers and food, music by Zolopht 7 p.m., 243-3659.
“THE GOLDEN AGE,” 10:55 a.m. Oct. 16, Regal Cinemas Canyon View, 648 Market St., ballet from the Bolshoi Ballet, $18 adults, $15 seniors and children, fathomevents.com.
THE BOW WOW FILM FEST TOUR, 6 p.m. Oct. 16, Turn of the Century, 121 N. Fourth St., Montrose, family-friendly short collection of films featuring dogs, $12 adults, $8 kids in advance, $15 at the door, proceeds benefit Second Chance Humane Society, bowwowfimfest.com.
TRUNKS4 TREATS, 4–7 p.m. Oct. 16, Veterans Memorial Park, 120 E. Eighth St., Palisade, Halloween event for military and first responders’ kids ages 12 and younger, hosted by Palisade American Legion Post 50 and Auxiliary, trick-or-treating from car to car, music, dancing, games, prizes, costume contest, 623-0146,
HYMN FOR HER, 8–10 p.m. Oct. 17, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
ROGUE VALLEY, doors open 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., band from the Twin Cities, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, 241-8801 ext. 0, kafmradio.org.
DAVE MENSCH, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.
TOM KEOGH AND COMPANY, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 18, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
DAVE MENSCH, 6 p.m. Oct. 19, Suds Brothers Brewery’s, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.
THE BAND WANTED, 7–9 p.m. Oct. 20, Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., country band from Fruita, Tour Bus Kick-off party to celebrate the start a winter tour to Texas, Arizona and California, facebook.com/thebandwanted, 644-1409.