Thursday, October 02, 2008

October Events

October Events courtesy Grand Junction Visitor's Center

Seussical - The Musical -- Dinner Theatre
September 24, 2008 to October 05, 2008For tickets and information, please call Box Office at (970) 248-1604.
The 2008-2009 mainstage Theatre season kicks off with the hilarious SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL. Join The Cat-in-the-Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Sour Kangaroo, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters in this colorful show for the entire family. The score emerges as a Seussian gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild!--------- SEUSSICAL will also be the first event of the year to feature our “Play With Your Food” dinner theatre! A buffet-style meal will be served in the Mesa Experimental Theatre (a.k.a. Black Box) 90 minutes prior to each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performance by on-campus Caterers Sodexho. Patrons can enjoy a delicious and relaxing meal with friends before heading to the Robinson for the performance.
Robinson Theatre at Moss Performing Arts Cent1100 North Ave., CO (970) 248-1604

Studt's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
October 01, 2008 to October 31, 2008Entry to the Corn Maze is $2.00, pumpkin prices vary depending on size
Studt's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will be open the entire month of October with special events happening all month. We are a family friendly, low cost event that is located North of Hwy. 6 & 50 on 22 and J Roads.
22 and J Road, CO 970-270-7060

Poets & Writers of Mesa State College
October 02, 2008 7 pmFree
Featured reading by poers and writers of MSC. Readings by Luis Lopez, Randy Phillis and John Nizalowski.
Planet Earth & the Four Directions Gallery524 Colorado Ave, Downtown Grand Junction, CO 970-256-9630

Corn Maze
October 02, 2008 to October 31, 2008Noon-8pm$7.50 ages 12+, $4.50 ages 5-11, Free ages 4 and under
Two Mazes: 4-Acre Challenging Maze & a 4-Acre Kid-Friendly Maze. Swing by for a whole bunch of fun!
Bananas Fun Park2469 River Road, CO 970-241-7529

October First Friday at The Art Center
October 03, 2008 6:30 Introductions and gallery talk, 7-9 ReceptionFree and open to the public
The 61st Annual Brush and Palette Members Exhibit; Western Colorado Bonsia Society Exhibit; Continuing 55th Anniversary Exhibit; Malcolm Graeme Childers--ROADSONGS: A Journery into the Life of and Mind of an American Artist; Roberta Smith--Re-Membering. Cash bar and Hors d'oeuvres Music by Morgann Means
The Art Center1803 N. 7th Street, CO (970)243-7337 x4

Portraits of the Poor Among Us
October 03, 2008 5-8pm
Artist's Reception featuring a documentary-style photography show by Andrew Hutmacher. Photographs based on the homeless in our Grand Valley. Auction of the primary peice at 7pm. All proceeds benefit the Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen.
Photography 13354 Main St, Downtown Grand Junction, CO 970-242-2220

Just Us Concert

October 03, 2008

SHAKESPEARE at the Botanical Gardens
October 04, 2008 to October 12, 20081 pm, 4:30 pm and 7 pmAdults - $10, children 5 thru 17 & students with valid ID - $5
“As You Like It”, one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies, is full of laughs, loves, and innuendo. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic for an al fresco experience you’ll never forget. Don’t miss this rare oportunity to enjoy a classic Shakespearean comedy in a remarkably beautiful setting. “As You Like It” stars some of your favorite Western Colorado performers and is co-directed by Peter Ambrose and Jo Sanburg. Saturday Oct. 4th - 1 pm Sunday Oct. 5th - 4:30 pm Friday Oct. 10th - 7 pm Sunday Oct. 12th - 4:30 pm
Elizabeth Harris Amphitheater at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens655 Struthers Ave, CO 970-778-7678

27th Annual Oktoberfest
October 04, 2008 10 am- 10 pmFree
The 27th Annual Grand Junction, Colorado in downtown Grand Junction. Vendors may reserve a 10' X 10' space by contacting Oktoberfest Coordinator Mike Moran at 970-270-6162 or Vendor fee is $125 if application is postmarked by September 25th, and $150 if postmarked after September 25th. In addition, street entertainers (jugglers, musicians, etc) are welcome to attend free of charge, if they do not charge the public for services. Entertainers who do charge the public are required to pay a $25 fee for a small street corner area. Oktoberfest 2008 is proudly sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, the Golden K Kiwanis Club, the Kiwanis Aktion Club, the German American Club, Elks Lodge (BPOE #575), and the Downtown Association. Danke sch├ľn! Thank you!
Downtown Grand Junction, Colorado

Jack & Jill Concert

October 04, 2008

Colorado West Marching Band Festival

October 04, 2008

Fall Constellations
October 04, 2008 Events start at dusk
Outdoor video and telescopes available for a tour of the night sky.
Colorado National Monument'sSaddlehorn Picnic Area, Fruita, CO, CO 970-858-3617

Free Concert

October 04, 2008

Collaborative Local Concert

October 04, 2008

Free Sunday at the Botanical Gardens

October 05, 2008

Gospel Fest 2008

October 05, 2008

Acoustic/Indie/Pop Concert

October 06, 2008

Fall for Dance
October 10, 2008 to October 11, 2008Oct. 10, 7:30pm & Oct. 11, 2pm & 7:30pmAdults-$10, Seniors-$8, Students-$5
Mesa State College Dance Program-------- Featuring 12 different and exciting numbers that range from pedestrian tap to classical pointe, and even include a little bit of tribal flair, Fall for Dance promises to showcase dancers and choreographers from Mesa State and the Grand Valley, as well as our latest guest choreographer, Kim Neill Noffsinger.
Robinson Theatre, MSC,1100 North Ave., CO 970-248-1604

Cullen Purser Concert
October 10, 2008 7 pmReservation required- call 970-243-4958 to reserve your seat, $15 per person donation is requested. Well behaved children ages 7+ are welcome.
Cullen Purser is a local luthier and a member of a terrific acoustic bluegrass band, The Late Great String Band. Purser will perform an intimate set of original material in the singer-songwriter/ eclectic-folk genre, his lyrics and melodies will charm and captivate you with their emotional tenderness and intellect.
Willow Pond B & B662 26 Rd, CO 970-243-4958

Canyon Colors Festival
October 11, 2008 11 am - 5 pmFree Admission

Carl Bernstein Concert
October 18, 2008 7pmFor tickets call 241-8801 ext 7
Carl Bernstein has studied with some of the world's most renowned guitarists. In 1965 he studied with Julian Bream in England and with Andres Segovia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Other teachers include Manuel Lopez Ramos in Mexico and Alirio Diaz in Italy. Carl graduated with a major in music from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. "We are really happy to bring Carl Bernstein to our Radio Room audience." says Program Director, Jon Rizzo. His stories of travel and adventure, along with his musical talent make him a world class entertainer. --------------- KAFM consistently sells out these Radio Room shows, so early ticket purchases are advise
241-8801 ext 7

KAGEROU -- Multi-media Outdoor Art Installation & Dance

October 25, 2008

KAGEROU -- Multi-media Outdoor Art Installation & Dance
October 25, 2008 6 pm

October 28, 2008 7:30 pm$18-27, Seniors $16-25
Kara Guggenmos, soprano; Jones – Elegy; Strauss – Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs); Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Grand Junction High School Auditorium1400 N. 5th Street, CO (970) 243-6787

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