Quick Picks: Piano, bees and poetry

Friday and Saturday, April 12–13

Keys to success

For two days, 88 keys will rule Colorado Mesa University during the Festival for Creative Pianists.

During the day, students will perform and compete for prizes. These adjudications are free and open to the public and will take place in the Recital hall of the Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

The festival also offers two concerts:

The Judges and Director Recital concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Recital Hall.

The Winners Recital and Awards Ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Recital Hall.

Suggested donations for each of the concerts are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.


Friday and Saturday, April 12–13

Get buzzing


Celebrate the honey bee and what it brings to the Grand Valley during the fifth annual Palisade International Honey Bee Festival.

The festival opens with a reception from 5–8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W. Third St., in Palisade.

It continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in downtown Palisade with entertainment and events for children. There also will be educational presentations about bees throughout the day at the Mesa County Libraries’ Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St.


Thursday, April 18

Performance poetry


SE TH (yes, that’s correct), a Colorado performance poet and teacher, will lead a free workshop for any student or adult writer interested in learning how to perform poetry or short flash fiction pieces less than three minutes long.

His workshop will go from 4–6:30 p.m. at Houston Hall, Room 110, on the Colorado Mesa University campus.

Bring a piece of writing (yours or another writer’s) to perform.

SE TH also is a part of a performance group, Art Compost and the Word Mechanics, that will participate in the Junction Slam at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 at The Art Center.


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