Friday, Dec. 13
The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra will have a guest conductor as well as a deep selection of holiday music for “Pops: A Colorado Christmas.”
The guest conductor is Blake Richardson, director of orchestral studies at the University of Alabama, and on the program are favorites such as “Christmas Jazz Suite” and “Fantasia on Greensleeves” with guest vocalists singing other selections, such as “Silver Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming” and “Silent Night.”
This concert is just one night — Don’t miss it! It’s Friday! — with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.
Tickets range from $25–$45 for adults, $10 for students and tickets can be purchased through gjso.org.
Saturday, Dec. 14
Try this: Sing 30 holidays songs round-robin in 12 minutes.
The five members of Face Vocal Band will attempt this during their Christmas Show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m.
This all-vocal group will present the 2019 edition of their holiday concert with new tricks and more fun to keep those who have attended their shows before on their toes and to gain new fans.
“If you’ve never seen a Face Holiday Concert, you’re in for a treat this year. We’ve spruced up some of our favorites from years gone by and we can’t wait to show our audiences some new musical renditions and creations as well,” said Forest Kelly, the group’s bass singer, in a news release.
Tickets for this show range in cost from $19–$39 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
For information about Face, go to facevocalband.com.
Saturday, Dec. 14
Take a tour of the world through dance during the International Folk Dance from 7–10 p.m. Saturday in the Margery Ballroom, 523 ½ Main St.
These folk dances will be taught and cued by Ron Young and Kirsten Buda. The music will be played by Fifth Reel.
Go with or without a partner, but be ready to kick up your heels. Beginners are always welcome.
Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students or $5 for children ages 10-17.
For information about Fifth Reel, which organized this dance and local contra dances, go to fifthreelmusicanddance.com.
Monday, Dec. 16
It’s story time
What comes to mind when you read these two words: nine lives?
Now hold that thought because there is likely a true story that goes with it, and those stories are wanted for a storytelling open mic night on Monday at Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave.
Sign up to tell your tale at 6:30 p.m., and the storytelling will begin at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10, which includes a beer, wine or well drink. Bring a can or bag of cat food or litter and get a raffle ticket for a free growler of Edgewater beer.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Loma Cat House.