Calendar: April 27-May 3

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Colorado Mesa University Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Victory Heights with guests, doors open 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $5, all ages, 241-1717.

No Outlet with guest Edward Riverwind, 10 p.m., Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 424-5354.

Spring recital, Karen Maloney piano and violin students, 5:30 p.m., Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, featured performance by Brianna Corsi, graduating senior at Grand Junction High School, 242-4571.

Colorado Children’s Chorale, 7 p.m., Wright Opera House, Ouray, $15 adults, $5 students, tickets at Buckskin Booksellers and the Beaumont in Ouray, Cimarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway or at http://www.ocpag.org, 596-3730.

The Shift, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Colorado Mesa University Jazz Ensemble, CMU Jazz Choir and Fruita Monument High School Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Historic Downtown Grand Junction Walking Tour, 5:30–7 p.m., beginning at the Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., $5 per person, 242-0971, ext. 11.

Gifts for the Goddess reception and costume ball, 6 p.m., Planet Earth & the 4 Directions Gallery, 524 Colorado Ave., motto is “Make Art, not War,” wear god and goddess attire, $8 donation at the door, exhibit on display through May 31, 256-9630.

Big Kid Prom, 8 p.m., Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., $10, includes two drinks and a ballot to vote for prom king and queen, professional photographer on hand, ages 21 and older, benefits Sustainable Roots, http://www.sustainable-roots.org, 462-2860.

Coin Show hosted by Western Slope Coin Club, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Lincoln Park Barn, 30 coin dealers with 50 tables of gold, silver, collectible coins and paper money, dealers selling, buying and appraising, hourly door prizes and silent auctions, 241-1770.

Passion 4 Purple, craft and vendor fair, 5–9 p.m., Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, a portion of proceeds benefit Relay for Life, http://www.sonjassnuggables.com, http://www.facebook.com/GJFriendsforacure.

Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita Civic Center Park, Fruita, registration 10 a.m.–6 p.m., mountain and desert rides, bike expo 9 a.m.–6 p.m., beer garden open until 9 p.m., party 6–10 p.m., live music 4–9 p.m., KEEN Rippin Chix Mountain Bike Camp for women, 3–6 p.m., 858-7220, http://www.fruitamountainbike.com.

Western Slope Reining Horse Association Show, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Play Performance by Central High School Advanced Acting Class, 3 p.m., Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, 254-6200.

Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, 6–8 p.m., Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Karaoke, 9 p.m.–midnight, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Karaoke, Fineline Production, 9 p.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Dancing to live music for members and qualified guests, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25½ Road, 242-4754.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, 7–7:30 p.m. rounds, 7:30–9:30 p.m. mainstream with plus tips, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 986-8801, 434-6541.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 487-3545.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Colorado Mesa University Faculty Brass Quintet, BrassFest Final Concert, 4 p.m., Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Mesa County Democrats Spring Fling, 5:30 p.m. auction, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., $50 per person, guest speaker Bernie Buescher, reservations required at http://www.mesacountydems.com, 242-2326.

Sweet Water Burns, 9 p.m. –1 a.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Goodman Band, 8–11 p.m., Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Desert Moon, Cruisers’ Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Desert Flyer, 9 p.m., The End Zone, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Echoes to the Sunset Flute Concert with Tony Babbit playing Native American-style music, 6:30–8 p.m., Colorado National Monument, Saddlehorn Campground Amphitheater, park in Saddlehorn picnic area, 858-3617, ext. 360.

All American Composers Concert presented by students of Grand Junction Music Teachers affiliated with the State Music Teachers Association and the National Music Teachers Association, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., public invited, 245-2394.

Ula and her Accordion, 2 p.m., Mesa View Independent Retirement Living, 601 Horizon Place, 241-0772.

Kyle Harvey, 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 234-9990.

Ashtree with Starship Romance and guests, doors open 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Valley Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, “Great American Music by Great American Composers ... Some You Know & Some You Don’t,” 7:30 p.m., Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students ages 17 and younger, advance tickets at Clubb’s in downtown Delta, Homer L. Simms Agency, DeVinny Jewelers and Howard Davidson Insurance Agency in Montrose, http://www.valleysymphony.net and by phone 249-7015.

A Dance for Seniors, “A Stairway to Heaven,” hosted by Delta High School juniors for ages 50 and older, 2–4 p.m., Delta High School gym, 1400 Pioneer Road, Delta, free to attend, RSVP, 872-1000.

Car Show and Expo, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., IntelliTec College, 772 Horizon Drive, antique, classic and new cars, new truck raffle hosted by 4-H, bounce house, door prizes, music, entertainment and food, 245-8101, http://www.IntelliTec.edu.

Mayfaire Festival celebrating spring time, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Sherwood Park, crafts, dancing and singing around the maypole, puppet play, family-friendly event, benefits River Canyon School, 639-0514, http://www.rivercanyonschool.com.

Dog and Cat Show-Off, 11 a.m., The Atrium, 3260 N. 12th St., cat walk area to share tricks, affection or special clothing, 256-0006.

Author book-signing, J.A. Kazimer, “Curses!” 2–4 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Outdoor Heritage Day, 9 a.m., Riverbend Park, Palisade, featuring a variety of businesses, agencies and organizations with various education booths and activities for kids, Colorado Parks and Wildlife .22 rifle range, archery range, stocked pond and more.

Extreme Promotions Super Cross, 7 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, grandstand, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

La Puerta Dance Studio Spring Showcase, 7–10 p.m., at the studio, 523 1/2 Main St., Suite A, performances from La Puerta’s students and professionals along with open dancing and sundries, $15 in advance, $18 at the door, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com, 712-2552.

Birding for Beginners, learn basic techniques for field guides and identifying birds, Colorado National Monument Spring Walks and Talks, 8–10 a.m., preregistration required, 858-3617, ext. 300.

Antique Street Fair, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Third and Main streets, Palisade, http://www.townofpalisade.org/events.htm, 464-5602.

Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Civic Center Park, Fruita, free pancake breakfast 8 a.m., donations support COPMOBA, mountain and desert rides, bike expo 9 a.m.–6 p.m., KEEN Rippin Chix Mountain Bike Camp, 9 a.m.–noon, Clunker Hunt, beer garden open until 9 p.m., live music 3–9 p.m., 858-7220, http://www.fruitamountainbike.com.

Western Slope Reining Horse Association Show, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Play Performance, Central High School Advanced Acting Class, 3 p.m., Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, 254-6200.

Coin Show hosted by Western Slope Coin Club, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Lincoln Park Barn, 30 coin dealers with 50 tables of gold, silver, collectible coins and paper money, dealers selling, buying and appraising, hourly door prizes and silent auctions, 241-1770.

Passion 4 Purple, craft and vendor fair, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, portion of proceeds will benefit Relay for Life, http://www.sonjassnuggables.com, http://www.facebook.com/GJFriendsforacure.

Auditions for talented dancers and singers for “Catse_SDRq hosted by Smoke and Mirrors Theatre Company, Absolute Dance and Showtime Productions, ages 8-18, noon, Showtime Productions, 428 Main St., prepare 16 bars of music to sing, accompanist provided, bring well-marked sheet music and CD player available, jditter@colorado mesa.edu.

Grand Valley Winery Association Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend at 20 vineyards and wineries in the valley, visit wineries on your own schedule, tours, wine tasting, advanced tickets $75 per person, limited tickets available, 255-1471, http://www.tworiverswinery.com.

Final Roberts Farm Show, opens 9 a.m., Roberts Farm, 714 S Road, Mack, tractor pulls at 1 p.m., draft horses, farm toys and implements, antique engine and equipment, vintage auto display, food, drinks, 858-7091, 985-2790, 858-3260.

Author talk and book-signing, David Rubin, “God, Israel, and Shiloh” and “Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama,” 5 p.m., Covenant Christian Church in Montrose, 240-4903.

Kids Safety Course and activities, 10 a.m.–noon, Martial Arts Research Systems, 560 S. Westgate, Bump ‘n’ Jump, 911 eduction, Stranger Danger, Internet safety, fire safety, drug avoidance, bully prevention, guests from the police department, fire department and “Luigi” from Gamerz Planet, 243-8010, http://www.grandjunctionmartialarts.com.

Jerry Barlow, Celtic-fingerstyle guitarist, 7 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, $5, http://www.gcpld.org.

Live music, 11:30 a.m., The Artist Michael’s Coffee House and Gallery, 326 Main St., Delta, 874-8777, 874-7229.

Karaoke, 8 p.m., Lounge 743, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

Dancing to live music, 7:30 p.m., for members and qualified guests, Moose Lodge, 567 25½ Road, 242-4754.

DJ and Dancing, 9 p.m., The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Story time with Judy T., 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., De Beque Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 730 Minter Ave., 283-8625, http://www.mcpld.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Civic Center Park, Fruita, KEEN Rippin Chix Mountain Bike Camp for women 9 a.m.–noon, finale coffee social 3–5 p.m., Over the Edge Sports, mountain and desert rides, 858-7220, http://www.fruita mountainbike.com.

Western Slope Reining Horse Association Show, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Auditions for talented dancers and singers for “Catse_SDRq hosted by Smoke and Mirrors Theatre Company, Absolute Dance and Showtime Productions, adults 2 p.m., Showtime Productions, 428 Main St., prepare 16 bars of music to sing, accompanist provided, bring well-marked sheet music and CD player available, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Valley Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, “Great American Music by Great American Composers ... Some You Know & Some You Don’t,” 3 p.m., Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students ages 17 and younger, advance tickets at Clubb’s in downtown Delta, Homer L. Simms Agency, DeVinny Jewelers and Howard Davidson Insurance Agency in Montrose, http://www.valleysymphony.net, and by phone 249-7015.

Grand Valley Winery Association Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend, at 20 vineyards and wineries in the valley, visit wineries on your own schedule, tours, wine tasting, advanced tickets $75 per person, limited tickets available, 255-1471, http://www.tworiverswinery.com.

Final Roberts Farm Show, opens 9 a.m., Roberts Farm, 714 S Road, in Mack, tractor pulls at 1 p.m., draft horses, farm toys and implements, antique engine and equipment, vintage auto display, food, drinks, 858-7091, 985-2790, 858-3260.

“Bright Stream,” from the Moscow Bolshoi Ballet, live in H.D., 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (recorded live), Carmike Cinemas 7, 590 24 1/2 Road, $20, http://www.carmike.com/events, 243-7118.

Pretty in Pink Pageant, begins 10:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 2600 Consistory Court, ages newborn to 7 years and ages 8 and older, http://www.pnppageants.webs.com.

Happy Feet Rounds, ballroom, social dance, 5–7:30 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 243-5858.

APA Pool Leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Free pool all day, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

MONDAY, APRIL 30

The Aggrolites, doors open 7 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St. $15, all ages, 241-1717.

Junior Scientist Series, “Plants: Exploration from the Desert to the Rainforest,” 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., hands-on program recommended for ages 8-12 years old, 243-4442.

Community Mondays featuring open mic night, sign up 6:30 p.m., performances 7 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, cash bar, 527-7243, http://www.bluesage.org.

Happy Feet Rounds, ballroom, social dance, phase 3–4 level, 7:30–10 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 243-5858.

Apple Squares square dancing, 7–9 p.m., Appleton Christian Church, 2510 I-70 Frontage Road, singles welcome, 242-5057.

Free pool all day, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Men’s night, APA Pool Leagues and dart leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Story time, 10 a.m., Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 243-0181, http://www.mcpld.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 1

Author talk and book-signing, David Rubin, “God, Israel, and Shiloh” and “Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama,” 7 p.m., Canyon View Vineyard Church, 858-4148.

Mozart “Requiem,” Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra with the Grand Junction Symphony Chorus and Schumann Singers, 7:30 p.m., Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., $15–$25 adults, $5 students with ID, 243-6787, gjsymphony.org.

Grand Junction Symphony Guild’s Wine and Tapas, 5:30–7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., $15, 243-6787, http://www.gjsymphony.org/events.

Author talk, slide show and book-signing, Kirk Johnson, “The Discovery of Snowmastodon, an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies,” regarding the partial mammoth skeleton found near Snowmass Village, chat with Johnson 6:30 p.m., presentation 7 p.m., book-signing follows, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., 270-1239.

Aspen Photo Art Gallery opening, inside Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., 812-4086, http://www.aspenphotoart.com.

“The Creation and the Birth of the Corn God, A Mayan Creation Myth,” 7 p.m., Palisade High School auditorium, 3679 G Road, Palisade, 254-4800.

Meet the Locals: A Native Plant Hike, Colorado National Monument Spring Walks and Talks, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., join Cece MacVitties, a native plant master, to investigate a variety of plants that reside on the monument, preregistration required, 858-3617, ext. 300.

Karaoke, 7 p.m., Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, cash prizes for top vocalists, 434-0320.

Geeks Who Drink, Irish style pub trivia quiz, 7 p.m., Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111, http://www.geekswhodrink.com.

Ladies night, PJ Party and Karaoke, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Free day, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., special rates for tour groups, 245-3288.

Neighbors Read! family story time, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4442.

Story time, 10 a.m., Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 711 Iowa Ave., Palisade, 464-7557.

Story time with Judy L., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Author talk and book-signing, David Rubin, “God, Israel, and Shiloh” and “Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama,” 2 p.m. Lakeside Community Room, 858-4148; 6 p.m. May 2, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 858-4148.

“The Creation and the Birth of the Corn God, A Mayan Creation Myth,” 7 p.m., Palisade High School auditorium, 3679 G Road, Palisade, 254-4800.

LoveDrug, doors open 5 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $5, ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

Open mic night, 9 p.m.–midnight, Naggy McGees, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Acoustic Spotlight, a variety of local talent, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Free pool all day, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Free pool night, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

W.W.W. Wonderful, Wacky Wednesday for ‘tweens ages 7–11, 2–4 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Story hour, 10:30 a.m., New Castle Branch, Garfield County Library, 402 Main St., New Castle, 984-2347.

Story time with Judy L., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

THURSDAY, MAY 3

Author talk and book signing, David Rubin, “God, Israel, and Shiloh” and “Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama,” 7 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 858-4148.

“The Creation and the Birth of the Corn God, A Mayan Creation Myth,” 7 p.m., Palisade High School auditorium, 3679 G Road, Palisade, 254-4800.

Fine Art Auction, preview, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., artist Elaine Coleman meet and greet 6–8 p.m., 243-7337, ext. 2, http://www.gjartcenter.org.

School Closure Day Fun at the Gardens for fourth- through sixth-graders, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., plant a fairy garden and other botanical education related activities, $30, includes lunch, advance registration required, 245-3288, http://www.wcbotanic.org.

Shay Bramer, 6 p.m., Marlo’s Lounge, Springhill Suites by Marriott, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Harmonica and jazz with Manny, standards and vocals, easy listening, 6–9 p.m., Naggy McGees, 359 Colorado Ave., 243-9941.

Club Night with DJ Mooch, 9 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

Karaoke with Thomas, 8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Open mic night, 9:30 p.m., Naggy McGees, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Thursday Night Open Mic, 7 p.m., The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 252-1488.

Rosie’s Fun Nite and Open Mic, share talents in music, comedy or anything entertaining, 6 p.m., Red Rose Cafe, 235 Main St., Palisade, 464-7673.

Open mic band night hosted by Tammy Russell, 8 p.m., Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5549.

APA Pool and dart leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Family Science Night, 6:30–8:30 p.m., John McConnell Math and Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave., $5 per family, http://www.MathandScienceCenter.org, 254-1626.

Story time, 4:30 p.m., Hasting’s Books, Music and Video, 2401 North Ave., 243-0781.

Story time, 10 a.m., Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, Clifton, 434-6936.

Story time, 10 a.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 858-7703.

Infant and toddler story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 241-4726.

LOOKING FORWARD

Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony concert of uplifting music, 7:30 p.m. May 4, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1604.

Prophecy Records Metal Showcase, doors 5 p.m. May 4, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $10, all ages, 241-1717.

Ghost Town, May 4, Thomas Waldo’s, 240 Grand, Paonia, 527-5797.

Animation Festival presented by Colorado Mesa University Art Department’s animation program, showcasing the work of graphic design and animation students, 3:30 p.m. May 4, University Center Ballroom, CMU, 248-1833.

Fine Art Auction, reception preview, silent auction, meet the artists and music by violinist Shawnee Videlock 5–7 p.m., live fine art auction 7 p.m. May 4, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 5–7 p.m., benefits The Art Center’s art education and exhibition programing, $20, limited reservations for a cocktail table is $100 plus tickets, reservations and tickets at 243-7337, ext. 2, or at The Art Center, http://www.gjartcenter.org.

Three Peace Band, 7–11:30 p.m. May 4–5, Johnnies Tavern, 115 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

“Forever Plaid,” Broadway at the Avalon, 7:30 p.m. May 4–5, 2 p.m. May 6, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., $20-$40, season tickets $100, 263-5700, http://www.tworiversconvention.com.

“Twist and Show!” presented by The Paonia Players, a multi-media Beatles Song and Dance Revue/Extravaganza, 7 p.m. May 4–5, 2 p.m. May 6, The Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, advance tickets $10 adults, $6 kids, tickets at Paonia Farm and Home, KVNF and Paradise Theatre, day of the show $15 adults, $10 kids, 361-1540, http://www.paradiseofpaonia.com.

Vintage Voltage, ‘60s–‘80s classic rock and blues, 9 a.m.-midnight May 5, The End Zone, 152 S. Mesa St., Fruita, vintagevoltageband.com.

Spring Day on the Farm, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. May 5, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, historic demonstrations, baby farm animals, blacksmithing and more, http://www.museumofwesternco.org, 242-0971.

Grand Valley Derby Party, 8 a.m. May 5, Mesa County Fairgrounds, grandstands, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Cinco de Mayo celebration sponsored by The Latin Anglo Alliance, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. May 5, along Colorado Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets, downtown Grand Junction, entertainment, food, craft, and information vendors, Kiddy Land; street dance with music by Gonzalo, 6 p.m., 216-6524, 241-5753.

Al Hurricane/Solo’s Cinco Hoppin’ Fiesta & Car Show, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. May 5, Lincoln Park, car show, low-riders, kids games, vendors food, Hispanic cultural, music, dance with Al Hurricane and Al Jr. Grupo Impresion, Sangre Nueva, Latin Knights, Amanda Perez, DTTX of Lighter Shade of Brown, 201-8953.

Bloomin’ Deals, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. May 5, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., spring festival featuring potted plants for sale, cut flowers, vegetables, demonstrations, entertainment, kid’s area with friendly animals, food vendors and product vendors, 245-3288, http://www.wcbotanic.org.

Viva el Vino hosted by Junior Service League of Grand Junction, 6–9 p.m. May 5, Two Rivers Convention Center, 15 booths plus a beer booth, silent auction, $60 per person, VIP tickets $90, 712-4935, http://www.jslgj.com.

Steadfast Steeds grand opening, 10 a.m. May 5, 1411 S. 16½ Road, Glade Park, see Mustangs up close, live band, demonstrations, 241-0939, http://www.steadfaststeeds.org.

Dinner and an Opera, DVD showing of Bellini’s “I Puritani,” 5:45 p.m. May 5, Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, $24–$32; informance by Edward Arnos; Dessert and an Opera, 6:45 p.m., $10, reservations required by April 29, 242-3703, http://www.highdesertopera.org.

Ranch Style Mountain Bike Film and Music presented by Grassroots Cycles, doors 5 p.m. May 5, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $10, all ages, 241-1717.

Colorado Riverfront Commission Family Fun Day, family-friendly 5k walk/run with a 14-mile bicycle ride, bicyclists depart 9 a.m., walkers and runners 9:30 a.m. May 5, James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park at Corn Lake, $15 until May 4, $20 day of the event, benefits the building and maintaining of the riverfront trail system, leave pets at home, register at http://www.riverfrontproject.org or call 683-4333.

Grand Valley Dressage Horse Show, 8 a.m. May 5–6, Mesa County Fairgrounds, covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival, May 4–6, 20650 Rim View Drive, Glade Park, free for spectators, 243-2453, http://www.ranchstyle.co/home.html; no on-site parking, must ride the shuttle from either Downtown Grand Junction Wells Fargo parking lot or Redlands Dos Hombres, free shuttle passes at http://www.bikereg.com,

Colorado Mesa University Chamber Choir closing spring concert, 3 p.m. May 6, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1604.

Earth Day celebration hosted by Ecofly Solar, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. May 6, Main Street downtown, eco-friendly and green-minded vendors and exhibitors, kid’s area with bounce house, face painting, balloon twister, snacks and kids’ meal, entertainment, and a beer garden, http://www.gjearthday.com, 254-2047.

Meet the Locals: A Native Plant Hike, Colorado National Monument Spring Walks and Talks, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. May 7, join Cece MacVitties, a native plant master, to investigate a variety of plants that reside in the Monument, preregistration required, 858-3617, ext. 300.

A Little Noon Music, J.S. Bach’s Peasant Cantata, with soprano Teressa Winslow, baritone Jim Werner and an instrumental ensemble, 12:15 p.m. May 9, First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 522 White Ave., 242-4850.

Ninth annual Montrose Wine and Food Festival, wine dinner featuring Prestige Wines, May 9, The Stone House in Montrose; Private Reserve sponsor dinner featuring Dueling Master Sommeliers Jay Fletcher and Sean Razee, May 10, at The Bridges in Montrose; Night on the Town and Disco night at Turn of the Century, May 11; Wine Tasting on the Lawn, May 12, Montrose Pavilion, http://www.montrosewineandfood.com, 901-9993.

Head to Toe Women’s Expo, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. May 5, Two Rivers Convention Center, five themed zones, exhibitor booths, demonstrations, business and health education and seminars, 263-5700.


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