Quick Picks: May 17

Saturday and Sunday, May 18–19

Brush up

Take a free self-guided tour of artist studios in and around Grand Junction and learn more about art produced in the area during the annual Spring Open Studios Tour put on by Artspace & Open Studios.

Go to artspacecolorado.org for a list of venues and a downloadable map.

This tour includes stops at more than 15 studios and spaces of more than 200 local artists.

The tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19.

Saturday, May 18

Have a beer

Fans of Colorado Mesa University athletics and fans of beer should check out the Grand Valley Beer Fest from 1–5 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom at CMU.

More than 50 breweries are registered for the event, which benefits CMU athletics.

Tickets cost $25 at the door or $20 in advance at Fisher’s Liquor Barn, 2438 Patterson Road, or Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St.

Admission comes with a tasting glass, a chance to vote for a favorite beer and live entertainment.

Photo ID is required for everyone who wants to drink. Colorado wine also will be available.

Designated drivers and non-tasters can enter free.

Tuesday, May 21

Novel idea

From author Khaled Hosseini, acclaimed writer of “Kite Runner,” comes the new novel “And the Mountains Echoed.”

The book is “about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another,” according to the book’s description on Amazon.com.


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— Author


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