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DECEMBER / JANUARY

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WELCOME

INSIDE DECEMBER’S ISSUE

5 Weekly Nightlife

Letter from the Editor

There’s never a dull moment.

We can’t belive that this issue will bring us to one year of publishing EVENTCONNECTION magazine and our parent Web site, WesternColorado.com. We are very excited to be a part of such a wonderful community and to continue to bring you all of the events that are happening in Grand Junction, the Grand Valley, and all of Western Colorado.

6 Weekly Happenings

Need to fill your week? Start right here.

7-10 Community Events

We decided to combine the December and January issues in part to give us a lilttle down time to enjoy the holidays as a family, and also because as we go to press, there is not a lot of events on the books for January. Be sure to check out WesternColorado.com for all of the current events as they become available.

Don’t miss a beat.

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Check out these dates and plan ahead.

Thank you again, to all of our readers and supporters for such a great year! We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! However you choose to celebrate this holiday season, we hope that it is a safe and enjoyable time for you and yours.

13 Happy Hour Listings It’s 5 o’clock somewhere:-)

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Graphic Artists

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Grand Junction MONDAY

WEEKLY NIGHTLIFE

Texas Hold’em 6PM - 21+, Palisade Brewing Company, Free to play with great prizes. 464-1462

FREE Beer Mondays 6PM (1/2 hour before kickoff) until 1st goal, 21+, End Zone, 858-0701

Beer Pong Party 7PM, Whisky River, $2 Long Necks + $1.50 Wine,

Wells, & Drafts all night! DJ Jumping John Top 40 Dance & Requests. No Cover.

Karaoke Night 9PM, 21+, Tenacious Brother’s Pub, + Great drink specials and you can win drinks for your friends with a great performance! 424-5354

American Eagle Karaoke 9PM-2AM, 21+, Quincy Bar, Karaoke at Quincy Bar!

FREE Pool End Zone, Fruita, 858-0701

TUESDAY

Dinner and a Movie 7:15PM, Tues, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

THURSDAY

New Beer Pong Party 7PM, 21+, Whiskey River, $2 Long Necks +

$1.50 Wine, Wells, & Drafts all night! Country dance lessons at 7:30PM and music and requests starting at 8:30PM. No cover after 8:30 PM.

Thrifty 50 Thursdays 7PM-12AM, Cactus Canyon, Kick off the weekend early for under a buck! Just .50 buys Drafts & Wells until midnight!

Open Mic Night 9:30 PM-1AM, 21+, Naggy McGee’s, Enjoy some of Grand Junction’s finest musicians, or impress the audience with your own talent. Hosted by James Williams. No Cover.

S.I.N Night with S.O.S. Karaoke 10PM, 21+, Rockslide, $2 Drinks for Service Industry Folks after 10PM.

Karaoke Night 10PM, 21+, Weavers Tavern, Grand Junction

FRIDAY

Boots & Hats Friday Nights 5PM-Close, 21+, Cactus Canyon, Ladies FREE cover all night! Guys, FREE cover all night if you wear boots & a cowboy hat... $1 U-Call-Its til 10PM.

Black Light Party 7PM, 21+, Whiskey River, FREE Wine, Wells, &

Friday Afternoon Club + Beer Pong 5PM-2AM, 21+Whiskey River,

Karaoke Night 9PM, 21+, Tenacious Brother’s Pub, + Great drink

Karaoke 9PM, 21+, End Zone, Fruita, 858-0701

Drafts til midnight, $2 Long Necks all night! DJ Jumping John Top 40 Dance & Requests. $5 Cover. specials and you can win drinks for your friends with a great performance! 424-5354

Flip Night 10PM, Weavers Tavern, Grand Junction FREE Pool End Zone, Fruita, 858-0701

WEDNESDAY

Open Mic Night 6 PM , 21+, Palisade Brewing Company, Every

5-8PM $7 bottomless Wines, Wells, & Drafts + Eddies River City Barbecue, Live music at 9PM and $2 Long Necks. $5 cover after 8PM.

Friday Night at the Slide feat. DJ Trizz Happy Hour 10PM-Close at the Rockslide in Downtown Grand Junction.

SATURDAY

Karaoke DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Junction, Saturday Night Power-

house Party, 7PM, Cactus Canyon, $1 Wells and Domestic Longnecks until 10:30 and Ladies get in FREE until 10, so Beat the Clock!

Wednesday is open mic night. Bring your friends out to watch some great tunes and bring an instrument and sign up to play for a FREE pint! No cover. 464-1462

Swinging Saturdays + Beer Pong 7PM-2AM, 21+, Whiskey River,

Ladies Night + Beer Pong 7PM, 21+, Whiskey River, $2 Long

Karaoke 9PM, 21+, End Zone, Fruita, 858-0701

Irish Session 7-11PM, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Naggy McGee’s,

SUNDAY

Necks + $1.50 Wines, Wells, & Drafts for everyone. Live music at 9PM. Ladies FREE. Men, $5 cover. Celtic music and dancers!! 424-5840

Ladies Night 7-11PM, Cactus Canyon, $1 Cocktails and Domestic

Longnecks. Ladies FREE cover all night and fun contests every week,

American Eagle Karaoke 9PM-2AM, 21+, Quincy Bar, Karaoke at Quincy Bar!

Beer Pong feat. DJ Trizz 10PM-Close, 21+, Rockslide

$2 Long Necks, Live music at 9PM. $5 cover 7PM-12AM, FREE after midnight!

The Weekend Isn’t Over Yet! 7PM, Cactus Canyon, $.25 Drafts &

Wells until 11 & $3 U-Call-Its all night. Ladies: FREE Cover. $1 Cover.

Beer Pong Tournament 7PM, 21+, Whiskey River, $15 entry fee, double elimination ($100 min. prize), $2 Long Necks + $1.50 Wine, Wells, & Drafts all night!

Karaoke Night 10PM, 21+, Weavers Tavern, Grand Junction

Free Pool End Zone, Fruita, 858-0701

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WEEKLY HAPPENINGS MONDAY Crossroads Squares Square dancing

7-9PM, Crossroads Methodist Church, 4343662 or 985-8125

THURSDAY B.R.A.I.N. (Business Networking Group)

7:45-9:AM, Home Loan State Bank Community Room, Ron Rehberg, braingj@ gmail.com, 462-4592.

Family Story Times with Spellbinders

TUESDAY Family Story Times with Spellbinders

10AM & 7PM, Mesa County Central Library, 241-4726

River City Singles Breakfast

10AM & 7PM, Mesa County Central Library, 241-4726

Two Rivers Cribbage Club

6PM, Barnes & Noble, 243-5113

Ballroom Dancing

8-11PM, Grand Junction Senior Center, Live Music & Refreshments! 243-2408

10AM, Denny’s Restaurant, 243-3162

StoryTime with Judy L.

10:30AM, Barnes & Noble, 243-5113

Mending Hearts Support Group

2-3:30PM, Miller Homestead, Fairmont Health Park, Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. 254-0891 or 683-4921

FRIDAY River City Singles FAC

5PM, DoubleTree Hotel Lounge, 248-9211

Western Colorado Astronomy Club

7PM, 1st Tuesday, CMU, Wubben Science Hall, Room 196. 242-1351

Thunder Mountain Camera Club

7PM, 4th Tuesday, River of Life Alliance Church, Contests, Challenges, Visitors Welcome! 260-7488

SATURDAY River City Singles Bike Ride

9:30AM, Redlands Albertson’s, Weather & club events permitting. 248-9211

Story Time with Judy T.

WEDNESDAY

10:30 AM, Barnes & Noble, 245-5113

Ballroom Dancing

8-10PM, Grand Junction Senior Center, Live Music & Refreshments! 243-2408

B.R.A.I.N. (Business Referral and Inspirational Networking)

7:45-9:AM, Main Street Bagels, 6th & Main, Dixie, 985-2847.

Family Story Times with Spellbinders

10AM & 7PM, Mesa County Central Library, 241-4726

Story Time with Judy L.

10:30AM, Barnes & Noble, 243-5113

SUNDAY Ballroom Dancing

1-4PM, Grand Junction Senior Center, Live Music & Refreshments!

River City Singles Dine Out Group 5PM, RSVP & Restaurant 245-4995

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COMMUNITY EVENTS GRAND JUNCTION THU 12/01::  14th Annual GJHS Holiday Extravaganza: The Holly & The Ivy,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction

THU 12/01 - SAT 12/03::  Express Allstars Christmas Show: Believe””,  7:00 PM-2:00 PM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

THU 12/01::  CMU Guest Artist Series: PROJECT Trio,  7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Moss

Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction THU 12/01::  Open Mic Night,  9:30 PM11:45 PM, Naggy McGees Irish Pub, Grand Junction

FRI 12/02::  Seminar: Starting a Business in Western Colorado,  9:00 AM-11:30 AM, The Business Incubator Center, Grand Junction

FRI 12/02::  The Last Matinee - Violin and Poetry,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Planet Earth and

Appleton Elementary, Grand Junction

SAT 12/03::  Educator Holiday Shopping Event,  9:00 AM-7:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, Grand Junction

SAT 12/03::  Lavender Growers Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale,  10:00 AM3:00 PM, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction

SAT 12/03::  Covered Dish Holiday Meal and Program ,  11:00 AM-9:00 PM, Center For Independence, Grand Junction

SAT 12/03::  Savvy Shoppers,  12:00 PM-4:00 PM, Girl Scouts, Grand Junction

SAT 12/03::  32nd Annual Toy Run,  12:00

FRI 12/02::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. Chadron State,  5:30 PM-9:30 PM, Brownson

SAT 12/03::  14th Annual GJHS Holiday Extravaganza: The Holly & the Ivy,  2:00

Arena at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

PM-4:00 PM, Harley Davidson, Grand Junction

PM-9:00 PM, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction

FRI 12/02::  Thunder Mountain Elementary Holiday Concert,  5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Barnes

SAT 12/03 - FRI 11/18::  The Memory of Christmas,  2:00 PM-4:00 PM, Mesa County

FRI 12/02::  Unearth & Chimaira at Mesa Theater,  6:30 PM-9:00 PM, Mesa Theater

SAT 12/03::  Best of the West Final Concert,  3:30 PM-1:00 AM, Colorado Mesa

FRI 12/02::  14th Annual GJHS Holiday Extravaganza: The Holly & the Ivy,  7:00

SAT 12/03::  Parade of Lights in Grand Junction,  5:00 PM-12:00 AM, Downtown

& Noble, Grand Junction

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PM-9:00 PM, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction

FRI 12/02 - SAT 12/03::  Fiddler on the Roof,  7:00 PM-3:00 PM, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction

FRI 12/02::  A Literary Christmas,  7:00 PM-

9:00 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

FRI 12/02::  Live Music: The New Fall of Man,  7:00 PM-11:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Pub, Grand Junction

$17 adults $ 9 kids

SAT 12/03::  Appleton Elementary’s Holiday Bazaar,  9:00 AM-3:00 PM,

FRI 12/02::  Ribbon Cutting: Expert Tax & Accounting,  4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Expert Tax and Accounting, LLC, Grand Junction

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The Four Directions Gallery, Grand Junction FRI 12/02::  Wind Symphony,  7:30 PM1:00 AM, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

Libraries, Grand Junction

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SAT 12/03::  Lounge Show - Parade of Lights,  5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Mesa Theater and Club, Grand Junction

SAT 12/03::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. Nebraska-Kearney,  5:30 PM-9:30

PM, Brownson Arena at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

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SUN 12/04::  GJ Symphony Cup of Cheer Fundraiser,  1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction

SUN 12/04::  Twas the Night Before Christmas Concert,  2:00 PM-7:00 PM,

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

SUN 12/04::  Christmas Classic Concert,  7:00 PM-8:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, Grand Junction

MON 12/05::  Chamber Orchestra: Puerto Rican Concerto,  7:30 PM-1:00 AM, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

TUE 12/06::  Dinner and a Movie- Holiday Inn,  7:15 PM-1:00 AM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

WED 12/07::  New Way of doing Business Presentation,  7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction

WED 12/07::  Holiday Light Tour,  6:00 PM-

7:30 PM, Lincoln Park Barn, Grand Junction

WED 12/07::  Faculty Percussion Recital,  7:30 PM-1:00 AM, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

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EVENT TICKETS AND INFORMATION THU 12/08::  Open Mic Night,  9:30 PM-

11:45 PM, Naggy McGees Irish Pub, Grand Junction FRI 12/09::  Lounge Stage Show,  5:00 PM10:00 PM, Mesa Theater and Club, Grand Junction

SAT 12/10::  Book Signing with Nick Streza,  2:00 PM-4:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, Grand Junction

SAT 12/10::  Winter Festival Dinner,  6:00

PM-10:00 PM, Thunder Mountain Colorado Living History, Grand Junction

FRI 12/09::  Spirit of Christmas Walk in Grand Junction,  6:00 PM-9:00 PM,

SAT 12/10::  Winetasting and Music at KAFM,  6:30 PM-9:00 PM, KAFM Radio Room,

FRI 12/09::  CMU Wrestling vs. Western State,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson Arena at

SAT 12/10::  40oz to Freedom (Sublime Tribute),  8:00 PM-11:00 PM, Mesa Theater

FRI 12/09::  Polar Express Storeytime,  7:00

SUN 12/11::  Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge Meeting,  2:00 PM-4:00 PM,

Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

PM-8:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, Grand Junction

FRI 12/09::  Mesa View Elementary ThinkFun Night,  7:00 PM-8:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, Grand Junction

FRI 12/09 - SAT 12/10::  Jack and the Beanstalk & Groovy Musical,  7:00 PM-

9:30 PM, Lincoln Park Barn, Grand Junction

FRI 12/09 - SAT 12/10::  CMU FALL for Dance,  7:30 PM-4:00 PM, Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

FRI 12/09 - SAT 12/10::  Western Colorado Chorale: Amahl and the Night Vistors,  7:30 PM-10:00 PM, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

SAT 12/10::  CMU Wrestling: CMU Open,  8:00 AM-10:00 PM, Brownson Arena

at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction SAT 12/10::  Jingle Bell Run,  9:00 AM-11:00 AM, Canyon View Park, Grand Junction

SAT 12/10::  Fruitvale’s First Annual Shopping Show,  9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Fruitvale Elementary, Grand Junction

SAT 12/10 - MON 01/02::  Christmas Train Show,  10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Cross Orchards Historic Site, Grand Junction

SAT 12/10::  Puppet Show: Santa’s New Suit,  10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Mesa County Libraries, Grand Junction

SAT 12/10::  Tuba Christmas,  12:15 PM-1:00 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Grand Junction SUN 12/11::  Holiday Concert,  3:00 PM1:00 AM, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction SUN 12/11::  Kool Kruise,  4:30 PM-1:00 AM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

SUN 12/11::  Community Christmas Handbell Concert,  4:30 PM-6:30 PM,

Redlands United Methodist Church, Grand Junction

SUN 12/11::  Symphony Guild Candlelight Dinner,  5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction

SUN 12/11::  Night of Worship!,  7:00 PM-

9:00 PM, Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

MON 12/12::  Chamber Meeting: Quarterly Membership Lunch,  12:00 PM1:30 PM, Grand Vista Hotel, Grand Junction

TUE 12/13::  Seminar: Payroll for Businesses,  4:30 PM-6:00 PM, The Business Incubator Center, Grand Junction

TUE 12/13::  Dinner and a Movie- Meet Me in St. Louis,  7:15 PM-1:00 AM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

WED 12/14::  Energy Briefing: Area Coal Mining Update,  7:30 AM-8:30 AM, Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, Grand Junction WED 12/14::  Networking at Noon,  11:45 AM-1:00 PM, Clarion Inn, Grand Junction


WWW.WESTERNCOLORADO.COM WED 12/14::  A Christmas Story at the Avalon,  2:30 PM-1:00 AM, Avalon Theatre,

SAT 12/17::  Book Signing with David Soucie,  2:00 PM-4:00 PM, Barnes & Noble,

WED 12/14::  Poetry Night at the Library,  6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Mesa County

SAT 12/17::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. Adams State,  5:30 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson

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Libraries, Grand Junction

THU 12/15::  Royal Ballet - Sleeping Beauty Movie,  12:30 PM-2:30 PM, Carmike Cinemas 7, Grand Junction

THU 12/15::  Grand Junction Centennial Band,  7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

THU 12/15::  Open Mic Night,  9:30 PM-

11:45 PM, Naggy McGees Irish Pub, Grand Junction

FRI 12/16 - TUE 11/29::  Freebie Friday!,  9:00 AM-10:30 AM, Mesa Mall, Grand Junction

FRI 12/16::  Ribbon Cutting: Tuck Communications,  4:00 PM-4:15 PM, Tuck Communication Services, Grand Junction

FRI 12/16::  Lounge Stage Show,  5:00 PM-

10:00 PM, Mesa Theater and Club, Grand Junction FRI 12/16::  Chocolate Walk,  5:30 PM-9:00 PM, Enstrom Candies, Grand Junction

FRI 12/16::  Behind the Scenes Tour in December,  5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Museum of the West, Grand Junction

FRI 12/16::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. Fort Lewis,  5:30 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson Arena at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

FRI 12/16::  Michael Ronstadt - Live Cello Performance,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, KAFM Radio Room, Grand Junction

FRI 12/16 - SAT 12/17::  Mosaics: Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop And Music Come Together,  7:30 PM-4:00 PM, Moss

Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

Grand Junction

Arena at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction SAT 12/17::  Christmas Liquid Lounge,  7:00 PM-10:00 PM, Mesa Theater and Club, Grand Junction

SAT 12/17::  Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

SAT 12/17::  Holiday Pops Concert,  7:30

PM-1:00 AM, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction

SAT 12/17::  Holiday Pops with the Texas Tenors,  7:30 PM-8:30 PM, Grand Junction

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TUE 12/20::  Holiday Heros Drive,  4:00

PM-5:30 PM, Central High School, Grand Junction

TUE 12/20::  Dinner and a Movie- It’s a Wonderful Life,  7:15 PM-1:00 AM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

WED 12/21 - TUE 01/03::  No School Winter Break,  1:00 AM, Mesa County Valley School District 51, Grand Junction

WED 12/21 - THU 12/22::  Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,  7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

FRI 12/23::  Open Coffee Club for Entreprenuers,  10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Coffee Muggers, Grand Junction

FRI 12/23::  Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Christmas,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

FRI 12/23::  Christmas Music-15 Minute DJ - Lounge Party,  8:00 PM-10:59 PM, Mesa

SAT 12/17::  Candy Cane Hunt,  11:00 AM-

SAT 12/24::  Downtown Vineyard Christmas Eve Church Service,  5:00

1:00 AM, Lincoln Park Barn, Grand Junction

$17 adults $ 9 kids

MON 12/19 - FRI 12/23::  Downtown Holiday Entertainment,  12:00 PM-7:00 PM,

SAT 12/17::  3rd Annual Grand Valley Cyclocross Series Race 5,  9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Canyon View Park, Grand Junction

DEC 17 7pm

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PM-6:30 PM, Downtown Vineyard, Grand Junction

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TEXT WORD “TICKETS” TO 96893 TUE 12/27::  Dinner and a Movie- Gone With the Wind,  7:15 PM-10:00 PM, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

TUE 12/27::  George Winston,  7:30 PM-9:00

FRI 01/13 - SAT 01/14::  Colorado Choreographers Showcase,  7:30 PM, CMU Moss Performing Arts Center, Grand Junction

THU 12/29::  Young Dubliners,  7:00 PM-10:00

THU 01/19::  CMU Wrestling vs. Chardon State,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson Arena at

SAT 12/31::  High Desert Opera Presents Camelot!,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Avalon

FRI 01/20::  Reverend Horton Heat/ SUPERSUCKERS,  7:00 PM-10:00 PM, Mesa

SAT 12/31::  Twist in the New Year with Chubby Checker & Allen Unique Autos,  7:00 PM-11:59 PM, Allen Unique

FRI 01/20::  CMU Wrestling vs. NM Highlands,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson

PM, Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction

PM, Mesa Theater and Club, Grand Junction

Theatre, Grand Junction

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

Theater and Club, Grand Junction

SAT 12/31::  New Year’s Eve Party,  7:30

Arena at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction SAT 01/21::  GJ Rockestra Concert,  7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

SAT 12/31::  New Years Eve Celebration,  8:00 PM-11:45 PM, Mesa

MON 01/23::  10th Annual Taste of the Grand Valley,  4:00 PM-7:00 PM, Two Rivers

SAT 12/31::  New Year’s Eve Dance,  9:00

TUE 01/24::  Classics- Romeo and Juliet Concert,  7:30 PM-1:00 AM, Grand Junction

FRI 01/06::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. CSU Pueblo,  5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Brownson Arena

FRI 01/27::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. Regis Univ.,  5:30 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson Arena at

FRI 01/06::  Live Music: Jack + Jill,  7:00

FRI 01/27::  Magic 93.1 Wedding Expo,  11:00 AM-4:00 PM, Two Rivers

Autos, Grand Junction

PM-11:59 PM, DoubleTree Grand Junction, Grand Junction

Theater and Club, Grand Junction

PM-11:59 PM, Masonic Lodge, Grand Junction

at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction PM-10:00 PM, DoubleTree Grand Junction, Grand Junction

SAT 01/07::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. UCCS,  5:30 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson Arena at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

SAT 01/07::  High Desert Opera Presents Camelot!,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Avalon

Convention Center, Grand Junction

High School, Grand Junction

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Convention Center, Grand Junction

SAT 01/28::  CMU Basketball: CMU vs. Metro State,  5:30 PM-9:00 PM, Brownson

Arena at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

Theatre, Grand Junction

FRUITA

TUE 01/10::  Royal Ballet - Sleeping Beauty Movie,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Carmike Cinemas 7, Grand Junction

TUE 01/10::  Hoedown: Square Dancing Orientation,  7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Masonic Lodge, Grand Junction

FRI 12/02 - SUN 12/04::  Denver Holiday Trip,  8:00 AM-9:00 PM, Fruita Community Center, Fruita

FRI 01/13::  Irish Thunder,  7:30 PM-10:00 PM,

SAT 12/03::  Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Fruita,  10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Fruita Community

SAT 01/14::  Colorado Outfitters Association Seminars & Tradeshow,  8:00

TUE 12/06::  Game Night,  5:00 PM-8:30 PM,

Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction

AM-5:00 PM, Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction

Center, Fruita

Fruita Community Center, Fruita

TUE 12/06::  Seminar: Healthy Feet & Ankles,  6:00 PM-7:00 PM, Fruita Community Center, Fruita

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FRI 12/09::  Holiday Senior Cookoff and Social Nite,  5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Fruita Community Center, Fruita

SAT 12/10::  Breakfast with Santa,  9:00 AM11:00 AM, Dinosaur Journey Museum, Fruita

SAT 12/10::  Seminar: Common SkiRelated Injuries,  11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Fruita Community Center, Fruita

WED 12/14::  Fruita Middle School Choirs w/ Fruita 8/9 Choirs,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Fruita Middle School, Fruita

SAT 12/17::  Hometown Christmas & Parade of Lights,  5:00 PM-6:30 PM, Downtown Fruita, Fruita

SAT 12/17::  Fruita’s Hometown Christmas Celebration,  5:30 PM-12:00 AM, Downtown Fruita, Fruita

MON 12/19::  Fruita Monument High School Choirs,  7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Fruita Monument High School, Fruita

PALISADE SAT 12/03::  3rd Annual Cyclocross Series Race #4,  9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Riverbend Park, Palisade


SAVE THE DATE Happy New Year!

SAT 02/11 - SUN 02/12::  Classics- Piano at the Avalon,  7:30 PM-1:00 AM, Avalon

FRI 07/06 - SUN 07/08::  Colorado Lavender Festival,  12:00 PM-5:00 PM,

SUN 02/26::  3rd Annual Worst Day of the Year Bicycle Ride,  11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Dos

TUE 07/17 - SAT 07/21::  Mesa County Fair 2012,  11:00 AM-8:00 PM, Mesa County

THU 04/26 - SUN 04/29::  Fruita Fat Tire Festival,  6:00 PM-5:00 PM, Downtown Fruita,

THU 08/16 - SUN 08/19::  Palisade Peach Festival,  1:00 AM-4:00 PM, Riverbend Park,

SAT 04/28 - SUN 04/29::  10th Annual Spring Barrel Tasting,  10:00 AM-3:00 PM,

FRI 08/24 - SAT 08/25::  Rock Jam Music Festival 2012,  8:00 AM-11:30 PM, Mesa

FRI 05/04 - SAT 05/05::  18 Hours of Fruita Mountain Bike Race,  6:00 PM, Highline

SAT 09/08 - SUN 09/09::  Colorado Pork ‘n Hops BBQ Challenge,  4:30 PM-10:00 PM,

SAT 05/05::  Viva el Vino,  6:30 PM-9:30

THU 09/13 - SUN 09/16::  21st Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest,  1:00 AM-

FRI 05/11 - SUN 05/13::  Downtown Art & Jazz Festival,  3:00 PM-8:00 PM, Downtown

FRI 09/14 - SUN 09/16::  37th Annual Colorado Pro Rodeo Finals & Parade,  10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Mesa County

Theatre, Grand Junction

Hombres Redlands, Grand Junction

Fruita

Grande River Vineyards, Palisade

State Park, Loma

PM, Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction

Grand Junction, Grand Junction

SAT 05/12::  7th Annual Gateway Auto Festival,  1:00 AM-5:00 PM, Gateway Auto Museum, Gateway

SAT 05/19 - SUN 05/20::  Mike the Headless Chicken Festival,  4:00 PM-9:30 PM, Fruita Civic Center, Fruita

SAT 05/19 - SUN 05/20::  Spring Barrel Tasting,  10:00 AM-3:00 PM, Grande River Vineyards, Palisade

SAT 05/26 - SAT 06/02::  JUCO Baseball World Series,  1:00 AM-9:00 PM, Stocker Stadium, Grand Junction

FRI 06/08 - SAT 06/09::  57th Colorado State Square Dance Festival ,  1:00 AM, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

THU 06/14::  Downtown Farmer’s Market Festival,  5:00 PM-8:30 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

FRI 06/15 - SAT 06/16::  American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life,  6:00 PM-1:00 AM, Long Family Memorial Park, Grand Junction

THU 06/21 - SUN 06/24::  Country Jam 2012,  3:15 PM-9:00 PM, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction

WED 07/04::  Independence Day Parade & Fireworks ,  5:00 PM-9:30 PM, Downtown

Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction

Fairgrounds, Grand Junction

Palisade

County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction

Lincoln Park, Grand Junction

5:00 PM, Riverbend Park, Palisade

Fairgrounds, Grand Junction

FRI 09/21 - SUN 09/23::  2012 Blue Angels Air Show,  1:00 AM, Grand Junction Regional Airport, Grand Junction

SAT 09/29::  Downtown Car Show,  9:00 AM5:00 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

SAT 09/29 - SUN 09/30::  GV AKC Dog Show,  12:00 PM-5:00 PM, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction

SAT 10/06::  31st Annual Oktoberfest,  12:00 PM-6:00 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction SAT 10/27::  Spooktacular 2012,  3:30 PM5:00 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

SAT 11/10::  4th Annual RIM ROCK Marathon,  8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Colorado National Monument, Fruita

FRI 11/16::  Downtown Grand Junction Tree Lighting,  5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

SAT 12/01::  Parade of Lights in Grand Junction,  5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Downtown Grand Junction, Grand Junction

Grand Junction, Grand Junction

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HAPPY HOUR!

Because it’s always happy hour somewhere. ENZO’S PIZZERIA & ITALIAN CAFE ALE HOUSE

4-6pm and 10pm to midnight daily, $1 off Breck beers, 1/2 off pizzas, 50 cents off wines & wells. Live local music on Wednesdays. 242.7253

APPLEBEE’S

3-6pm and 9pm to close daily; $2.50/wells, $3/domestic beers, $3.5 margaritas/wine, $4 premium/micros, & 1/2 off appetizers. 256.0022

BAILEY’S LOUNGE

4-7pm Mon through Fri, $3 wines/wells/ domestic drafts. 254.7155

BANK 8 BILLIARDS

4-8pm Mon through Fri, 3.50 bottles, 2.79 drafts, Sun & Tue, 1.99 Domestc Drafts 255.8808

BLUE MOON BAR & GRILLE

4-6:30pm daily, $2.50 wells/domestics1/2 off appetizers and $.50 off all other drinks. 242.4506

BOSTON’S

4-7pm & 10pm to Midnight daily; $1.99 domestics, $2 wells, $2.99 margaritas, and $1 off premium beer & wine. Plus, specials on appetizers. 256.7654

CARINO’S

3pm-7pm Mon through Fri, individual 5 topping or Margherita pizza $4.99, $2 house wines/wells/drafts, and $3 Bellini’s or Italian Margaritas. 255.0560

CHILI’S GRILL & BAR

Buy one get one free on selected drinks all day long and 3-6pm and 8-10pm for additional savings on appetizers in the bar. 257.1800

DOS HOMBRES CLIFTON

3pm-6pm daily; Specials on house margaritas, domestic draft beer, and well drinks. Free mexican munchies! 434.5078

DOS HOMBRES REDLANDS 

3pm-6pm Mon through Fri, specials on house margaritas, domestic draft beer, and well drinks. Discounted appetizers. 242.8861

EINSTEIN BAGELS

2-4pm Mon through Fri, 1/2 off all hot or cold specialty coffee drinks 245.0266

END ZONE

3-6pm daily, $2.00 domestic drafts and wells. 858.0701

4-6pm Mon through Sat, buy one get one free on select domestic beers. 255.8500

FAMOUS DAVE’S BBQ

3-6pm and 8pm to close Mon through Fri in the bar only. Specials on select appetizers and $2-$3 drink specials. 245.8227

FEEDLOT RESTAURANT & BAR

4-6pm daily and during football games, buy one drink and get one free, buy 8 and get 8 on jumbo wings. 858.9899Fly’N Roosters  4-6pm Mon through Fri, $2 domestics, $3 wells and microbrews, 1/2 off appetizers. 243.6727 or 434.3000

GANGHIS GRILL

3-6pm Daily, discounts on all wines/wells/ drafts and Bottles. 241.5020

GARFIELD’S OFF BROADWAY

4-6pm daily; $1 off wells & drafts, $2 off select appetizers. 245.8080

PALISADE BREWING COMPANY 4:30-6:30pm daily, $3 pints. 464-1462

PABLO’S PIZZA (BOTH LOCATIONS) 4-6pm daily, $2 micro-brews, $1 off a glass of wine and select 1/2 priced appetizers. 255.8879 or 858.8300

PANTUSO’S

4-6pm daily in the lounge, 1/2 off house wine/wells/drafts and appetizers. 255.0000

RIB CITY GRILL

Wed all day .25 cent drafts. 245.1742

ROCKSLIDE BREW PUB

4-6pm & 10pm to midnight Daily. Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. 245.2111

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUB

4:30-7pm and 11pm-Midnight Mon through Thur, 4-5pm on Sat & Sun, domestic bottle $2.50, Import Bottle $3. 245.0995

626 ON ROOD AMUSEMENT HOUR

HOOTER’S

2-6pm and 9pm to close Mon through Fri, $3 wells/wines/domestics, 1/2 off wings(except Wed) and appetizers. 242.2143

4-5:30pm daily, $2-$6 starters, $5 amusement red or white wines. 257.7663

TEQUIA’S MEXICAN RESTUARANT

IL BISTRO ITALIANO

8pm-9pm Mon through Sat, 1/2 off all bottles of wine, $3 beers, and $7 pizzas. 243.8622

3-6pm everyday, buy 1 get 1 free medium margaritas. 257.9266

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

JOHNNIE’S TAVERN

11:30am-6pm daily, $2.50 on select beers. 858.3996

4-6pm daily; $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 off margaritas, and $2.50 house wines & wells. 243.5700

KANNAH CREEK BREWING CO

WEAVERS TAVERN

LE ROUGE RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR

WRIGLEY FIELD

3-6pm daily; $3 wells/drafts & $3.50 wine. 263-0111

4:30-7pm everyday, wines $6, wells and some maritnis $5-6. 257.1777

LEON’S TAQUERIA RESTAURANT 4-7pm Wed and Thurs, 2 for 1 margaritas. 242.1388

5-7pm Mon through Thu,4-8pm Fri through Sun, $2 wells/wines/drafts and $3 you call it 10pm to midnight daily. 241.4010

4-7pm daily, $2 wells, $2.75 Bottles. 1/2 off appetizers on Mon, Tues, and Wed. 245-9010

Happy Hour times and prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

NAGGY MCGEE’S IRISH PUB

3-6pm daily, $2-4 on select beers, $3 house wines and wells. $5 appetizers. 424.5840

OLD CHICAGO

4-6pm and 10pm-1am daily, $2.29 domestic drafts and $2.79 pints of 22 different drafts (excluding imports). Discounted appetizers. 244.8383

DID YOU KNOW? The Mayflower colonists decided to

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settle at Plymouth because they were running low on beer. Barrels of beer were the most voluminous and important item in the hold because water couldn’t stay drinkable on a ship for that long. I’ll drink to that! Event Tickets & Information by phone (877) 434-8497|

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Smoke and Mirrors Theatre Company (S.A.M.) and The Avalon Theatre Presents

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DEC 22ND 2:00PM & 7:30PM

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WesternColorado.com Event Connection Magazine - December 2011/January 2012