Local calendar of events: Nov. 1-8
FRIDAY • NOV. 1
26th annual Clothing Giveaway — Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sat., 8 a.m.-noon; GJ Church of Christ, 2893 F Road. Open to the community. All ages and sizes.
Open ballroom dancing — learn the waltz at 7 p.m.; open dancing 8-10 p.m., La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., suite A, Info: 970-712-2552.
Dia De Los Muertos fundraiser — Martin Mortuary; Fri. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Activities, live music, art exhibit, presentations. Benefit for HopeWest.
Dia de los Muertos, Wine Among the Vines — 7–10 p.m., Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, $45/single, $80/couple. Benefit for Colo. DiscoverAbility. Info/tix: coloradodiscoverability.com, 970-257-1222.
“Diabetes, What Is It?” open house info night — 5:30-8 p.m., CMU Ballroom. Free, open to the public. Info: 970-434-6223.
First Friday opening reception photography exhibit by Allen Lefever — 6-9 p.m. Kurtzman/Lintott Gallery, 412 Main St.; exhibit runs through Nov. 30. Free. Info: 970-245-7949.
First Friday art show opening — “Color of Dreams Art Show” opening reception, 6-8 p.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand, in the Community Room.
First Friday Demo Nite — 7-9 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. 7th St. Free, open to the public. Info: 970-243-7337, http://www.gjartcenter.org.
First Friday anniversary party — for +1 Gallery, 225 N. 1st St., Alpine Bank bldg., #215. Music, food, beer, artwork, people…
Geocache Meet and Greet — 10 a.m.-noon, Palisade Riverbend Park. Free, open to all ages, all skills. Bring GPS or smartphones. Hosted by Palisade Rec. Dept.
GJ Cowboy Poetry Gathering— Fri. 1–5 p.m. & 7–9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & 7–9 p.m.; Whitman Ed. Center, 248 S.4th St. Day programs $2; evening programs $7/person. Info: 970-361-1136.
Holiday House Bazaar — Fri. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert served 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. on Fri. Info: 970-242-4850.
On stage “Shrek the Musical” — presented by The Theatre Project; Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m. & Sat. 2 p.m., GJHS auditorium, 1400 N. 5th St., $15/adults, $10/students. Info: TheatreProjectGJ.com.
Powderhorn Ski Patrol Ski & Snowboard Swap — Fri. 6–9 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center. Consignments accepted. Admission Fri. $10 & Sat. $3. Info: powderhornnationalskipatrol.org.
W. Colo. Percussion Festival — w/guest artist Dave Hagedorn on vibraphone, Fri. 7:30 p.m. & Sat. 4 p.m., CMU Recital Hall. Tix: $15/$10/$6; free admission to the Sat. concert. Info: 970-248-1604.
Overeaters Anonymous Newcomers meeting — 8:30 a.m., every 1st Sat., Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement. Info: Roy, 970-263-4496.
Russ Chapman live — 7 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen, Fruita.
Lorin Walker Madsen live — 9:30 p.m., Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Dr. behind Applebee’s. Info: 970-314-2554. $5 cover.
Jack + Jill live — 7 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive. Free, open to the public.
Anniversary Party — 8 p.m., Le Rouge, 317 Main St. Live music by Steve Williams, John Shultz, Bill Moody, Rob Labig and more.
Desert People 10 Premiere Tour — 7 p.m. Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. $5 cover. Info: mesatheater.com.
Tim Brown live — 9 p.m., Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave. Info: 970-424-5840.
Dia de los Muertos party with The Blind Pets, Bronco Country live — 9 p.m., Sabrosa, 112 S. 5th St. Info: 970-257-9020. No cover, 21+.
Goodman Band live — 9 p.m., Triple Tree Tavern, 201 2nd St., Clifton. No cover.
SATURDAY • NOV. 2
Book-signing “The History of City Market” — by Tony Prinster and Kate Thorne, 2–4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2451 Patterson Rd. Info: 970-243-5113.
Culture Fest 2013 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand. Free. Info: mcpld.org.
Craft Fair — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Central High School, 550 Warrior Way. 30-plus vendors. Info: 970-254-6200.
28th annual Navajo Taco fundraiser — Fruita United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen St., lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m./dinner 4-6:30 p.m. $9/adults, $4/children under 10. Info: 970-858-3490.
P.E.O. Arts & Crafts Show & Sale — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 ½ Rd. Jewelry, pottery, baked goodies and more. Info: 970-243-7689.
Scott McInnis commissioner candidacy announcement — 1 p.m., Pufferbelly Station restaurant. All are welcome. Refreshments.
Wild, Wild West Outfest 2013 — 8 p.m.-midnight, CFI, 740 Gunnison. Food, cash bar, music, dancing. Hosted by Western Equality. Cover $5.
Huey, Louie & Dewey live — 9 p.m., Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Dr. behind Applebee’s. Info: 314-2554. $5 cover.
Royal Bliss live — doors 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. $11/advance, $14/day of. Opening: Wayland, Concrete Effect, Augmented. Info: mesatheater.com. All ages show.
Flat Top Reed live — 9 p.m., Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave. Info: 970-424-5840.
Goodman Band live — 7 p.m. Suds Bros. Brewery, 127 E. Aspen, Fruita. Info: 970-858-9400.
SUNDAY • NOV. 3
Daylight Savings ends at 2 a.m. — set your clocks back an hour and enjoy that extra hour of sleep.
Voca People in concert — part of the Mesa County Concert Association series; doors 6:45 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. at GJHS auditorium, 1400 N. 5th St. Info: mesacountyconcertassociation.org.
10th annual Alex Bennett Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney — CMU’s Saunders Fieldhouse. Register online at http://www.bringitgj.info.
“Imagine” presentation — by Beatles historian Karen Kosinski, 4:30 p.m., Unitarian-Universalist service, 1425 N. 5th St. Info: 970-712-8684, http://www.UUCGV.org. Public is invited.
MONDAY • NOV. 4
Grand Mesa Back Country Horsemen meeting — 7 p.m., Mesa Mall Community Room. Gues: Dave Grossman, of Grand Valley Trails Alliance. Info: Katey, 970-596-4870.
TUESDAY • NOV. 5
Affordable Care Act presentation — 7 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave. With Linda Gann, W. Slope outreach coordinator for Connect for Health Colorado. $5 donation. Info: http://www.kafmradio.org.
W. Colo. Astronomy Club meeting — 1st Tues., 7 p.m., room 161, Wubben Hall, CMU. New members welcome. Info: wcacastronomy.org.
Open Mic Night — every Tues., sign ups at 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Open to musicians, comedians, poets, dancers, magicians, you name it. Just entertain!
WEDNESDAY • NOV. 6
Barry Michrina Memorial Lecture series — presents “Long Runner: Walking the Good Red Road” by Native American Gloria Ann Colin, 7 p.m., Wubben Hall, room 141, CMU. Free, open to the public. Info: 970-248-1418.
Game Night formerly called Scrabble Club — 6-7:45 p.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand, every 1st Wed. of the month. Organizers are opening it up to any game be it Chess, Checkers, Scattergories, Trivial Pursuit, etc.
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild meeting —noon, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Rd. Open to anyone who wants to learn about knitting, weaving, rug hooking, crochet, fiber dyeing, etc. Program: Woven Baskets by Woven Designs, Main Street.
“Two Grand I’m Yours” piano concert benefit — featuring Fiona Joy Hawkins and Trysette, 7 p.m., CMU Recital Hall, $15 adults, $12 students, Benefits Mesa County Pro Bono Project. Info: 970-424-5748.
VA After-Hours Flu Shot Clinic — 4:30-7 p.m., VAMC. Free to patients enrolled for care with the VA or any vet who can provide proof of service.
Water Conference — 8 a.m. Wed.-Thurs., CMU, University Center. Cost $140 includes. Register: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/watercenter
Foosball Tourney — every Wed., 8-9:30 p.m., Cruiser’s, 715 Horizon Dr. Info: cruisergj.com.
Bobby Bruce Schlagel live — 5-8 p.m., every Wed., Grand Vista Hotel, Bailey’s Lounge, 2790 Crossroads Blvd. Free.
THURSDAY • NOV. 7
Body & Soul Makeover, the Great Reveal — 6:30-9 p.m., Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway. Featuring reveal of Linda Reese, winner of the makeover; testimonies; appetizers, wine; silent auction. Tix: $25/$35. Proceeds go to March of Dimes.
Centering Prayer group gathering — every Thurs., 12:15-12:45 p.m., First Baptist Church (7th & Grand). Centering Prayer is a form of monastic prayer done in silence. Open to all. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters — meets noon, every Thurs., Business Incubator, 2591 B ¾ Rd. Info: 970-250-3969.
Two Rivers Cribbage Club — 6-9 p.m. every Thurs., ACC sanctioned games, Masonic Lodge, 2400 Consistory Ct. Open to all ages. Info: 970-261-1670.
Taste of Home Cooking School, — 7 p.m. Two Rivers Convention Center, cooking demos, vendors. Tix: $60/$25/$15 at area City Markets.
Family Science Night — 6-8:30 p.m., 1st Thurs., Math & Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave. Fun for all ages. $5/family.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) — meeting, 1st & 3rd Thurs., Sept.-May, at Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway. Info: 970-254-9020.
Questions about Connect for Health Colo. — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., every Thurs., Clifton branch library. An expert will be on hand to answer questions and help with getting Obamacare insurance. Info: email@example.com.
Roasted After Dark — every Thurs., 8 p.m., at Roasted, 502 Colorado Ave. Chill music, chill drinks, chill atmosphere.
Quiz Ninja & live music — every Thurs., 8 p.m., Cruiser’s, 715 Horizon Dr. Featuring: The Tony Holiday Band starts at 10 p.m.
Thursday Music Jam — 7-10 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen, Fruita. Open music jam, share ideas, meet other musicians, improve skills. Spectators welcome. Free.
DJ Trizz & Flip Night — 10 p.m. til midnight, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St. Flip a coin with the bartender for free drink. Info: charliedwellingtons.com.
Live entertainment happy hour — with Will Whalen, 5-8 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., followed by Good Times Karaoke, 8-11 p.m.
Live music with Shea Bramer — every Thurs., 6 p.m., Marlo’s Lounge in the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 236 Main St., downtown GJ.
Drop-in Pool Tournaments — 7 p.m. every Thurs., Palisade Livery, 215 Main St.
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