Grand Valley performances: Week of Dec. 19, 2014
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Many performances are planned throughout the Grand Valley, featuring a variety of music styles — from musicals to rock — between Friday and Thursday, Dec. 19-25.
COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY
Colorado Mesa University’s recital hall (1100 North Ave., Grand Junction) will host a carol celebration presented by the Western Colorado Chorale on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students. Call the Grand Junction Symphony at 970-243-6787 to reserve tickets or purchase online at http://www.vendini.com.
WESTERN COLORADO BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Barbershop Quartet will perform on Friday, Dec. 19, from 5-8 p.m. at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens (641 Struthers Ave., Grand Junction). On Saturday, Dec. 20, from 5-8 p.m., visit the gardens for a “sensory friendly Christmas,” which includes soft music, smaller crowds, and Santa. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 970-245-3288.
Put on those dancing shoes and head to La Puerta’s Rumba dance party on Friday, Dec. 19, from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $8 for members, $10 for students and $12 for non-members. A rumba lesson is set for 7-8 p.m. It is open to the public.
La Puerta will also host a tango milonga dance party on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 8:30-11:30 p.m.
For more information, visit http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.
GRAND JUNCTION HIGH SCHOOL
The Theatre Project will perform Shrek the Musical on Friday, Dec. 19, and Saturday, Dec. 20. Friday’s performance will be at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s performances are set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
For more information, call 970-261-5363.
JACK+JILL and Wrong Impressions will perform on Friday, Dec. 19, starting at 10 p.m. The show is set for Sabrosa Restaurante, located at 122 S. Fifth St. in Grand Junction. It is free and open to ages 21 and above.
For more information, call 970-257-9020.
COPPER CLUB BREWING COMPANY
Copper Club Brewing Company will host an acoustic jam night every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Bring the mando, banjo, or guitar to jam with friends. If you don’t play an instrument, just sit back, relax and listen to the music with a delicious brew. All musical levels are welcome. This is a terrific night of local musical talent.
For more information, find Copper Club on Facebook.
A weekly blues jam is set every Tuesday nights at Charlie Dwellington’s (103 N. First St., Grand Junction) from 7-10 p.m. It includes open-play sessions and performances by the host band. It is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Troy at 970-314-7004.
Cavalcade (201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita) will host its variety show on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per person.
For more information, visit http://www.cavalcadefruita.com.
LOOKING AHEAD: GRAND JUNCTION SENIOR THEATRE
The Grand Junction Senior Theatre is a group of adults, 50 years and older, wishing to live an active, creative and healthy lifestyle. Join them as part of the group’s innovative performances featuring amateur and professional actors, dancers and musicians.
This year’s show will be a musical comedy, “Lucky Dollar, Private Eye.” It will be directed by Rachel Nelson Fortner with an evening performance on Friday, March 20, and a matinee and evening performance on Saturday, March 21. Both performances will take place at the Grand Junction High School. Rehearsals will be held at the First Presbyterian Church.
Auditions for the performances are set for Monday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (3940 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junction).
For more information, contact Helen McKinley at 970-234-1828 or find them on Facebook at Grand Junction Senior Theatre.
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