Quick Picks: ‘Romeo & Juliet’; Grand Valley Beer Festival; dance showcase

Girl in tutu

Friday, May 16

What’s in a name?

Performers with Opera Colorado Young Artists take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Paonia’s Blue Sage Center for the Arts’ Curtis Hall, 226 Grand Ave., for a production of “Romeo & Juliet,” to be sung in English and French.

The five-act opera is based on William Shakespeare’s play.

In addition to the opera, the concert program includes other opera and musical theater highlights, a panel discussion and an audience Q&A with the young artists coming from Denver to perform, according to bluesage.org.

Tickets cost $10–$20 and can be purchased via the website or by calling 970-527-7243.

Saturday, May 17

Ales, lagers and more

Drink beer while supporting the Colorado Mesa University Maverick Club, the booster club for CMU athletics.

The fourth annual Grand Valley Beer Festival is from 1–5 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom at CMU. Taste select beers and vote for your favorites while listening to live music.

Tickets cost $25 in advance at Fisher’s Liquor Barn and Kannah Creek Brewing Co. Tickets cost $30 at the door.

Saturday, May 17

Tutu cute

Dancers ranging in age from 3 to adults will perform more than 30 dances in styles such as jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap and more during the Creative Avenues Dance Studio Student Dance Showcase at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St.

Tickets cost $5 at the door.


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