Quick Pics: Jan. 25

TAMMY LEATHERMAN/Special to the Sentinel Absolute Dance of Grand Junction is presenting full-length ballet performances of “Cinderella.” Upcoming performance will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25–27, at Colorado Mesa University’s Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center. Tickets — adults $15–$20, children $12–$17 — can be purchased at absolutedancegj.com or at Absolute Dance, 417 Monument Road.

Friday, Jan. 25

Tutu good

Catch Absolute Dance’s full-length version of “Cinderella” at 7:30 p.m. in Robinson Theatre at Colorado Mesa University. The ballet, which is a bit different than the famous Disney movie, was choreographed and directed by Absolute Dance ballet master Anthony Noa and features dozens of local dancers of all ages.

Tickets cost $15–$20 for adults and $12–$17 for children and may be purchased at absolutedancegj.com, by calling the studio at 255-8322, or visiting the studio at 417 Monument Road.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Sea monster


Get a never-before-seen glimpse at the sea creature Architeuthis — think sea Kraken from Norse legend or Scylla from Greek mythology — during the season finale of “Curiosity” on Discovery Channel. The episode is titled “Monster Squid: The Giant is Real.”

Late last year, a submersive caught video of the giant squad in its natural habit off the coast of Japan. It was a historical first, according to the Discovery Channel.

According to Jason Robey’s article on dsc.discovery.com, this footage is considered “the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking.”

Check local listings for air time.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Play with metal


For $25, spend a night immersed in heavy metal, death metal and thrash music, with four different bands at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St.

The show is headlined by Hatebreed. The band, nominated for a Grammy in 2004, releases its sixth studio album Tuesday, Jan. 29.

In addition to Hatebreed, nationally touring metal bands Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist will play.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.


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