Calendar: Week of May 14, 2010

FRIDAY, MAY 14

West Slope Barbecue hosted by Colorado Environmental Coalition, Rancho Durazno, 3940 G 2/10 Road in Palisade, 5-10 p.m., food, ales, wine, music by Simmer Down, tours of the organic farm, $15 adults, ages 12 and under free, 243-0002.

Animal Creations with artist Kay Crane, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., bring photo of your favorite animal or pet, work with either oil, acrylic or pastel, take reference materials and preferred medium, $15 per four-hour session, register 464-4819, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com.

Potcheen, Celtic/pirate rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., 21 plus, 241-8888.

Standing on New Ground, outdoor evening of music and dance, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, Tropical Rainforest and Cactus Garden, 655 Struthers Ave., 6 p.m., featuring Denver musician/composer Greg Tanner Harris and dancer/choreographer Lynda White, local dancers/choreographers Matthew Lindstrom, Laura Bradley and Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective, cash wine bar, $10, 712-1041.

Live Band Karaoke, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St.,  8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-1717.

Downtown Walking Tour with Zebulon Miracle, Museum of Western Colorado’s curator of history, beginning at Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., $5 per person, 244-1491.

Strolling Scones, ‘60s rock, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

Desert Moon, country rock, Rockslide Brew Pub patio, 401 Main St., 10 p.m., 245-2111.

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., 4-8 p.m., music, entertainment, games, food, car show, art exhibit, quilting competition, 858-0360, http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org.

“The Wizard of Oz,” Showtime Productions Inc., 2148 Broadway, Suite C-5, 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, optional dinner theatre $30, 263-4152, 270-8533.

The SwampCoolers, D.J.‘s Roadhouse, 3112 I-70 Business Loop, 523-9960.

Palisade Classic Bike Festival, Town Plaza in Palisade, mountain bike races, Fruit and Wine Trail road tour, live music, art shows, vendors, restaurant specials, local wine, race $35, tour $30, register 464-9266, 243-0807, http://www.townofpalisade.org.

Foxtrot lessons, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., lesson 7 p.m., La Puerta’s birthday bash 8 p.m., $5,  712-2552.

Mad Dog Mike and the Smokin’ J’s with The Rhythm Getters, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St.,  10 p.m., $5, ages 21 plus, 589-6229, http://www.myspace.com/maddogandthesmokinjs.

Huey, rock ‘n’ roll, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 6-11 p.m., 245-0995.

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

Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 6-8 p.m., 464-7257.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, Mainstream, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 7-8 p.m. Plus, 8-10 p.m., 434-6541, 523-0189.

Free wine tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 1-6 p.m., receive tasting notes and recipes, 257-1557, http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com.

Black Tie Ballroom dance lessons with George and Marilyn Kelly, Dance Works, 2893 North Ave., 8-9 p.m., 261-9188.

Karaoke, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 9 p.m., 858-0701, 243-5954, 434-1958.

Nine-ball pool tournament, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, $10 entry fee, 241-8686.

Boots and Hat Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., free cover for wearing cowboy boots and hat, 434-0320.

Wine tasting, Planet Wines, 420 Main St., 5-9 p.m., 424-5432.

SUNDAY, MAY 16

Palisade Classic Bike Festival, Town Plaza, Palisade, mountain bike races, Fruit and Wine Trail road tour, live music, art shows, vendors, restaurant specials, local wine, race $35, tour $30, register 464-9266, 243-0807, http://www.townofpalisade.org.

Barrel Into Spring wine tasting, winery and vineyard tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $65, register at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, 255-1471.

Grand Valley Pony Club Horse Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50,  8 a.m.-5 p.m., youth horse show, 255-7100.

Auditions for N: Motion dance concert presented by 360 Dance Company Theater, to benefit Youth Theater Project, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., 6 p.m., college/adult performers and advanced dancers, 255-6757, creativeavenuesgj.com.

The Daily Sentinel Downtown Scavenger Hunt Contest for Families in conjunction with May as Historic Preservation Month, look for page of photographs of architectural details on downtown buildings in the May 16 Daily Sentinel, fill out the form with the correct building location and mail it in and be included in a drawing for one-year family membership to the Museum of Western Colorado, 244-1491.

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

Jones-Woodrich Duo, classic jazz, Il Bistro Italiano, 400 Main St., 5:30-8:30 p.m., reservations recommended, 243-8622.

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

MONDAY, MAY 17

Waltz dance lessons, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St.,  7 p.m., $5, 712-2552.

Air brush and Old English calligraphy demonstrations, The Artist Haven, 527 Bogart Lane, 4-6 p.m., classes available, 778-1522, 424-5125.

Swing dancing, Building B, Tree House Teen Bistro, 1505 Chipeta Ave., 7-9 p.m., 241-8001.

Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions with live model, MGM Enterprises Inc., 136 S. Maple St., Fruita, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per session, 314-3199, http://www.mgmartstudio.com.

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

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

Apple Squares, mainstream square dancing, Appleton Christian Church, 2510 I-70 Frontage Road, 7-9 p.m., 210-8555.

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

TUESDAY, MAY 18

Dance to a DJ, Boomers, 436 Main St., 7 p.m., 248-9022.

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

Greener Grass, bluegrass, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., 21 plus, 241-8888.

Visit from police Officer Steven Weibert in celebration of National Police Week, Central Library, Children’s Center, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 2 p.m., 243-4442.

Tony Rosario, Camp Robber Cafe, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, 240-1590.

Salsa dance lessons hosted by La Puerta Dance Studio, Boomers, 436 Main St., 8 p.m., $5 per person, 712-2552.

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

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

Free pool all day, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, ladies night 7 p.m., 858-0701.

BOGO Party, party mix of music, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, 241-5179.

Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions with live model, MGM Enterprises Inc., 136 S. Maple St., Fruita, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per session, 314-3199, http://www.mgmartstudio.com.

Ladies Night, Karaoke provided by Fine Line Productions, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 8 p.m., 241-8686.

Ladies Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., free cover for ladies, 434-0320.

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

THURSDAY, MAY 20

“The Zoo Story” by Edward Albee and “Riverside Drive,” by Woody Allen, rated PG-13 for adult situations and language, Mesa State College, Experimental Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Cactus Walk Along the Old Gordon Trail with “Cactus Man” Don Campbell, Colorado National Monument Association Walks and Talks, 9:30 a.m.-noon, 2-mile round-trip, limited to 20 participants, preregistration required, reservations 858-3617, ext. 365/360.

Visit from Police Officer Steven Weibert, in celebration of National Police Week, Central Library, Children’s Center, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 10. a.m.,  243-4442.

KAFM ReelTime, “Mine,” KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., 7 p.m., $6 adults, $5 students, seniors and members, 241-8801.

J.K. and the Speedloaders, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 252-1488.

Danny Schaffer, Canyon Creek Bed and Breakfast, 820 E. Main St., Montrose, 249-2886.

Jam Night, live music, Boomers, 436 Main St., 8:30 p.m., 248-9022.

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

Story time, Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 10 a.m., 858-7703.

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

Open mike night, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 10 p.m., 245-2111.

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

Thursday Night Open Mike, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 9 p.m., sign up 8 p.m., 252-1488.

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

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

Fifty Cent Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., 434-0320.

Trivia with The Ninja, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.


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