Saturday and Sunday, June 8–9
Laughs this way
If you're a fan of stand-up, this is your week. There are several comedy events to choose from that will help you beat the heat with laughter.
■ GJ Stand-Up Comedy Showcase will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.
The headliner is David Testroet with Denver-area comedians Terri Barton Gregg, Jack Barton and Leif Cedar also performing.
■ Drop the mic, but hold on to your wine glass. Comedy Night in the Vines, featuring nationally recognized comedians, is sold out.
For those fortunate enough to have tickets, this event will go from 7–9:30 p.m. Saturday at Mesa Park Vineyards, 3321 C Road, in Palisade. For information about Mesa Park Vineyards, go to mesaparkvineyards.com.
■ The Brewery Comedy Tour featuring stand-up comedians from New York City and Los Angeles will stop at 7 p.m. Sunday at Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave. The headliner that night will be Thai Rivera.
The tour will stop again on July 7 and Aug. 11, so keep those dates marked on your calendar.
Tickets cost $14. Go to facebook.com/EdgewaterBrewery for information about this event.
Saturday, June 8
Loud as thunder
Get a look at "Lady Linda," the Gateway-Unaweep Fire Department's newest fire engine, and "Jason-121," the brush truck, at Thunder in the Canyon on Saturday.
This event will begin at 10 a.m. with a 45-mph cruise with lights and sirens led by "Lady Linda" from the Cactus Park area down Colorado Highway 141 to Gateway, where a slower, more parade-like speed will be assumed.
Watch it all go by, then join the fun at the Gateway fire station where there will be a Burgers & Brats lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch costs $5 a plate.
Bring your classic or custom car or motorcycle to show during the day, check out the petting zoo or paint a horse. There will be a car wash, bake sale and face painting.
The fun is set to wrap up about 5 p.m.
For information about this event, go to gufd.org.
Tuesday, June 11
Justin Nordine, owner of The Raw Canvas in downtown Grand Junction, will be one of the contestants on Season 12 of "Ink Master," which will premier at 8 p.m. Tuesday on the Paramount Network.
This season is subtitled "Battle of the Sexes," and places the contestants into teams and competition along gender lines.
The winner of Season 12 will receive $100,000, be featured in Inked magazine and receive the title of Ink Master.
Support Nordine, and follow the show!