Local Calendar of Events: Nov. 22-28



42nd annual Art and Craft Fair — Sat., Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 24, 10-3:30 p.m.; and Fri., Nov. 22, 6-8:30 p.m., members-only preview; The Art Center, 1803 N. 7th St. Free admission. Info: 970-243-7337,

Community Contra Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m., La Puerta Ballroom, 523 1/2 Main St., $8 adults, $5 students, $4 ages 10–17, Celtic/old time live music. Info: 970-243-6736. All skill levels, casual dress, no partner needed.

“Fall for Dance” performance — by CMU’s dance dept.; Fri. 7:30 p.m. and Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center. Tix: $12/$8/$6. Info: 970-248-1604.

Fruita Fourth Friday — 5-9 p.m.; art, music, poetry, food, drink and fellowship at downtown Fruita businesses: Aspen Street Coffee, Cavalcade, Copper Club Brewing, Hot Tomato, Over the Edge, Pablo’s, Rose Hue Gallery, Rye Gallery, and more.

Open ballroom dancing — learn East Coast swing 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.

Rye Gallery’s Fourth Friday opening of “Bottles & Jugs” by Matthew Bennett — 6-9 p.m., 201 E. Aspen St., Fruita. Free.

Schumann Singers fall concert — 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 522 White Ave., $15 at the door, $6 students, tickets at Roper Music. Info: 970-242-0034.


Victor and Penny live — 7 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita. $10. Info: 970-260-5413. Also, ukulele workshop 6 p.m., $20 or for both $25.

Three Bad Jacks & The Tankerays live — 9:30 p.m., Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Dr. behind Applebee’s. Info: 970-314-2554. $5 cover.

Flat Top Reed live — 7-10 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita.

Live music — 7 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Dr. Free, open to the public.

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, 9-midnight.

Stray Grass live — 7:30 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave. 10 advance; $15 at the door. Info: 970-241-8801, ext. 223, or

Lil Wyte with Prophet CTP — doors 7 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Guests: DJ Ekko, Smokey LOC, Soulja Fam and K’Prod. Tix: $20–$40. Info: 18+ show.

Scorpio Party with DJ Dusty Thunders and Ms. Scion — 9 p.m., Sabrosa, 112 S. 5th St. Info: 970-257-9020. No cover, 21+.




Boy Scout Troop 328 story time — 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 2451 Patterson Rd. Info: 970-243-5113.

Colorado National Monument Assoc. Holiday Open House & Membership Drive — 1–5 p.m., CNM Visitor Center; free, however $10 park entrance fee may apply.

Conversational Spanish group — 9:30-10:30 a.m., Palisade branch library, 119 W. 3rd. Lean and practice in a group setting. All ages, all skills. Instructor is Claudia Scritchfield.

Cyclocross Race #4 — 8:30 registration open, $25, Palisade Riverbend Park. Info: 970-257-7678. Final event of the season.

Documentary showing “Sept. 11 – The New Pearl Harbor” — hosted by GJ Info Cinema, 9:30-11 a.m., Beans About Beans, 759 Horizon Dr. Info: 970-234-4430.

Girl Scouts Christmas Craft Fair — 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, 2748 B 1/2 Road. Info: 970-683-0252.

Open auditions “A Father’s Christmas Carol” — 5 p.m., Theatre Project stage, 835 N. 26th St. Filling roles for ages 13+. Download audition packet at

XXXOpera in HD from the MET — Puccini’s “Tosca” live on screen, 10:55 a.m. Nov. 9 & again 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Regal Cinemas, 648 Market St. $24/$22/$18. Info: 970-248-3612,

Soloist auditions for Messiah Sing-A-Long — 9:30–11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, 720 Grand Ave. Sing-a-long event is 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Make audition appointment at 970-434-9661.

Spanish/English Conversation Group — 10-11:30 a.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand, literacy classroom. Open to all who want to practice.

Winter Coat Giveaway — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 503 Lincoln Ave., Palisade. More than 100 coats to choose from. Free.

Winter Recital, Sera Schools Music Program — 2 p.m., Monument Presbyterian Church, 2020 1/2 Broadway, performances by a variety of young musicians. Free, open to all.


Good Times Karaoke — 9 p.m.-midnight, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd.

Manmerica Moustache Beauty Competition — 6-8 p.m., Hot Tomato Cafe, 124 N. Mulberry St., Fruita. Info:

CunningLynguists with The Reminders live — 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Tix: $23. Info:

Dead Cowboyz live — 9 p.m., Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave. Info: 970-424-5840.

Vintage Voltage live — 7 p.m., Palisade Brew Pub, 200 Peach St. in Palisade.

Goodman Band live — 10 p.m., Rockslide Brewpub, 401 Main St. No cover.

Chamberbot live — 10 p.m., Sabrosa, 112 S. 5th St. Info: 970-257-9020. No cover, 21+.




XXXBroncos vs. San Diego Chargers — kick-off 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS. Find your local watering hole and enjoy the game.


Alternative Christmas Fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lincoln Park Barn, corner of 12th and Gunnison. Info: 970-243-0136;

First-ever Culinary Corner Open House — noon-4 p.m., 455 Main St., downtown GJ. Free samples, refreshments, door prizes. Go check out the latest kitchen gadgetry. Info: 970-245-9892.

Guest Artists Opera Extravaganza — 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center; $15/$10/$5. Info: 970-248-1604.

NaNoWriMo Write In — 1-5 p.m., Central library, 5th & Grand, community room. Working on a novel? Come join others. Great for writer’s block. All ages welcome.


Karaoke Sundays — 9 p.m., Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St. Info: Hour 4-7 p.m., Flip Night 10 p.m.-midnight.




Rapture Ringers Holiday Bell Concert — 1–3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2451 Patterson Rd. Info: 970-243-5113.

Pandemonium Go-Go Dancing auditions — 7 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Ages 18+, open to the public. Come dressed in go-go attire. Criteria: dance ability, personality, overall “look.”

GriefShare — a nondenominational Christian-based support group for those mourning the death of a loved one. Meetings 1-3 p.m. Mondays, or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Info/location: Vicci, 970-628-1453.

Grand Junction Chess Club — meets every Mon., 6:30 p.m., at Starbucks in the Safeway Store at Patterson and 29 Road.

Wild Mustangs Toastmasters — meets 4:45 p.m., every Mon., VA Medical Center, 2121 North Ave. #3204. Info: 970-241-1192.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting — 7 p.m., every Mon. & Thurs., Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement. Info: Roy, 970-263-4496.

Questions about Connect for Health Colo. — 3-7 p.m., every Mon., Fruita branch library, 324 N. Coulson. An expert will be on hand to answer questions and help with getting Obamacare insurance. Info:

Thunder Mountain Camera Club — meets 7 p.m., every 4th Tues., Artist Haven, 250 North Ave. Program by Rob Kurtzman. Info: Kathleen, 970-260-7488.


Flip Night — Mon.-Fri., 10 p.m. til midnight, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St. Flip a coin with the bartender for free drink. Info:

Free Pool — Mon./Tues./Wed., End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa St., Fruita.

Microbrew Mondays — 5 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, featuring a community potluck and $2 beers. Info: 970-858-8318.




Fruita Lions Club — meets 2nd/4th Tues., 6 p.m. at Judy’s Family Restaurant, 435 Hwy. 6&50, Fruita. Info: 970-314-5545.

Grand Junction Toastmasters — meets 7:10 a.m., every Tues., St. Mary’s Life Center, 1100 Patterson, 2nd floor. Info: 970-242-4863.

Knitting group gathering — 10 a.m., every Tues., Palisade library, 119 W. 3rd St. All skills, open to all.

Overeaters Anonymous — noon, every Tues. & Thurs., Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement. Info: Roy, 970-263-4496.


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!

Quiz Ninjas — 7-midnight, Sabrosa, 112 S. 5th St. Info: 970-257-9020. No cover, 21+.




Kriya yoga meditation group — spiritual awareness and growth, every Wed., 7:30-8:30 p.m., call for location: Carson, 970-216-5813. Free, open to all skill levels. First timers welcome.


Foosball Tourney — every Wed., 8-9:30 p.m., Cruiser’s, 715 Horizon Dr. Info:

Flip Night — Mon.-Fri., 10 p.m. til midnight, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St. Flip a coin with the bartender for free drink. Info:

Dart Tournament — each Wed., 6 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita. Info: 970-858-8318.

Bobby Bruce Schlagel live — 5-8 p.m., every Wed., Grand Vista Hotel, Bailey’s Lounge, 2790 Crossroads Blvd. Free.

Free Pool — 4 p.m. till midnight, Palisade Livery, 215 Main St. in P-Town. Info: 970-464-5449.

Open Mic Night — 7-9 p.m., Suds Bros, 127 E. Aspen, Fruita.





2013 Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run — 9 a.m., downtown Main Street, Two Rivers Convention Center. Cost $25/$15. Info/register: Dress warm and feel free to dress or run like a turkey! And remember no dogs allowed (Bummer!).

Thanksgiving Yoga Class — 9 a.m., Palisade Community Center. Two for $10. Bring family and friends. Do some yoga to aid in digestion for the big feast. Info: 970-464-5602.

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