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September
The Avalon Theatre presents a five-week film series taking place on Wednesday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers!

Doors open at 6:30 PM with cocktails available for purchase, the film begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 General Admission or $5 Student

Student's must show ID to receive student rate.

Subtitled (Mexico)
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International, Documentary

No Dresscode Required is a mexican film directed by the documentary filmmaker Cristina Herrera Bórquez. The story is about Victor and Fernando, beauty professionals in Baja California, Mexico. They are known for beautifying Mexicali socialites. For many of their customers they were a lovely couple, until they decided to marry and become the first gay couple in the state to fight for their rights in a place filled with homophobia and inequality. Facing a wave of criticism and outrage from the city council, through their struggle, they managed to open the eyes of the members of Baja Californian society.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/no_dress_code_required
GJ Symphony: Mahler & Mozart
September 23, 2017  to  September 24, 2017
$20- $40
September 23rd at 7:30 PM
September 24th at 3:00 PM

Former Canadian Brass horn player, Jeff Nelson, and his wife mezzo-soprano, Nina Nelsen, open the season with Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 and Mahler's Song of a Wayfarer among other selections.
www.gjso.org/events/
Tuesday night has just gotten better! Shop or dine downtown anytime on Tuesday and bring us your receipt to see the 7:30pm movie for free! One admission for every $5 spent. Receipts must be same day and date. For more information or questions please call 970-263-5700.* Movies are $7 without a valid receipt.

2017
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 113 minutes

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
*Title Subject to Change.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/baby_driver/
The Avalon Theatre presents a five-week film series taking place on Wednesday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers!

Doors open at 6:30 PM with cocktails available for purchase, the film begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 General Admission or $5 Student.

Student's must show ID to receive student rate.

Subtitled (Finland)
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 99 minutes

A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion - fencing, which causes a conflict with the school's principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel's background... Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model. The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_fencer
A festival of "heartwarming / eco-friendly / adventure seeking / holy-cow-I-can't-believe-they-did-that films!" From Colorado's acclaimed Telluride Mountainfilms, this world-wide tour brings films for all ages to enjoy with one unchanging word...inspiring. Plus, live music, auction and door prizes! Event Proceeds benefit the host of the tour, Western Colorado Congress and its Mesa County affiliate.
Presented by: Western Colorado Congress and its Mesa County affiliate

Double Feature Community Event – Mountainfilm on Tour Grand Junction & Mini Food Drive. Colorado’s largest homegrown film fest, Telluride Mountainfilm, is touring to the Grand Valley to bring “best of” films that celebrate what is around us: life, adventure, nature, outdoors and the thrill of enjoying it. The Grand Junction Tour will be coupled with a mini-food drive to support Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies. Bring 4 Non-Perishable Food Items to be entered for a door prize (and to help our food bank). Other event activities: Music with Thomasina | Live Auction | Door Prizes | Film Guests. Event proceeds benefit host of the tour, Western Colorado Congress and its Mesa County affiliate.

Doors: 6:00 pm
Show starts at: 7:00 pm

Admission:
ADV: $12 General Admission | $10 Military, Students, Seniors (65+)
Day of: $15 General Admission | FREE: Children 10 and under

Tickets are on Sale Now: Online, by calling 800-626-8497, or in person at the Avalon Theatre Box Office (7th and Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction) 12pm to 8pm Monday through Saturday.
Tickets can also be purchased at:
Summit Canyon Mountaineering (Grand Junction) and Rapid Creek Cycles (Palisade).

Thank you to our Event Summit Sponsors:
Powderhorn Mountain Resort, High Noon Solar, Rimrock Adventures, KAFM, JACK FM, Dufford, Waleck, Milburn & Krohn L.L.P., TRIAD and the Nall Family.

For more information, please click on the link below:
wccongress.org/news-events/mountainfilm-on-tour-grand-junction/
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm
The Avalon Theatre
645 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Tickets $29-$49
Charge by Phone at 970-243-TIXS or online at www.TicketsWest.com
www.ottmarliebert.com
www.sandstonechttp://ev2.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS:TWMT:KDEN17:KAVT0930:&linkID=twmt&_ga=2.241485442.1604007042.1494361261-1074030601.1470425810oncerts.com/
Doors: 6:15 PM
Presentation: 6:45 PM

Come celebrate with the Community Food Bank at the Avalon Theater as we hold our very first Black and White Benefit Event to help raise funds for the Community Food Bank! There will be appetizers, cocktails, live music, silent auction and more! 100% of money raised will go directly to the Community Food Bank.

Tickets: $50
RSVP: 720-393-9911

Without people like you, we couldn't keep our doors open. We hope to see you there!
October
The Avalon Theatre presents a five-week film series taking place on Wednesday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers!

Doors open at 6:30 PM with cocktails available for purchase, the film begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 General Admission or $5 Student.

Student's must show ID to receive student rate.

Not Subtitled (USA)
2017
Rating: R (for brief language and a disturbing image)
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 87 minutes

With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A GHOST STORY emerges ecstatic and surreal - a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_ghost_story
Simply Rad Adventure at The Avalon Theatre!
Radical Reels is a must-see Banff ritual for all ages, bursting with extreme sports, crazy adventures, wild athletes, and high energy films. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Grand Junction, KREX/KFQX, and Colorado Document Security.

Proceeds will benefit Colorado Canyons Association and CMU Scholarships.

Showtime: 7:00
Doors Open: 6:00
$20 reserved seating

Check out the film trailers here:
www.banffcentre.ca/node/8505
Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main Street, Grand Junction, Colorado
Opening Act: Conjuto Azabache

Los Rieleros Del Norte is a Mexican three-time Grammy-nominated band based in Ojinaga Chihuahua. Unlike many other norteño bands, the Rieleros del Norte use both the saxophone and accordion in their music, creating a dual-instrument hybrid.

Showtime: 9:30 pm
Doors open at 9 pm
Tickets: $42
Comic Con
October 07, 2017
FREE admission!
9am - 5pm

Mesa County Libraries' Comic Con is a celebration of comic books, comic art, pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, anime, manga, books, graphic novels, movies and more.

In 2016, over 3100 people attended Mesa County Libraries’ Comic Con with activities and entertainment for all ages. Due to the event's popularity, it will be hosted in the Two Rivers Convention Center this year. Highlights include fandom meetups, panel discussions, kids and teens activities, hands-on workshops, cosplay and a costume contest.

Ian, Doescher, author of the brilliantly unique “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” book series, will be a special guest at Mesa County Libraries Comic Con. Ian will be presenting "Star Wars Meets Shakespeare" at 1:30pm on the Main Stage and signing books afterward. Follow the link below for more information
mesacountylibraries.org/comiccon/
Magic Men Live!
October 11, 2017
Doors Open @ 7:00 pm
Show Starts @ 8:00pm
Tickets: $25 - $100. Discounts for groups of 4 or more!

Magic Men Live features a talented and lovable cast of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. Dynamic productions of the hottest music and original compositions, thrilling choreographic displays and themed acts, Magic Men Live invites you to let loose in an empowering, fun-filled environment and embark on an unforgettable night out!

Must be 18 or older to attend.
www.MagicMenLive.com
Doors Open @ 6:00 pm
Films Start @ 7:00 pm
Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door
They are available online, by phone at 800-626-8497, in person at the Avalon Theatre Box Office or at Western Anglers.

Benefiting the Grand Valley Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited.
IF4™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing.
Sponsored by Upslope Brewing Company and Palisade's own Carlson Vineyards.

The evening includes a raffle with tons of door prizes, plus two adult beverages with each ticket.
www.flyfilmfest.com/


Amphitheater at La Colonias
Hours: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Admission (all tickets increase $2 day of event):
$18 Entry plus 1 liter Stein
$12 Entry plus 16 oz. Tankard
$10 Designated Driver Ticket

A collaboration of past Grand Valley Oktoberfests - turned up!
Join us at the newest venue by the river to enjoy local music, the Western Slope's favorite beer, and sample 10+ breweries' take on German-style brews. This celebration of beer, music, and wursts is sure to delight!
oktoberfestgj.com/
Doors Open @ 6:30pm
Film Starts @ 7:00pm

Pre-sale tickets: $15 general admission / $8 for children under 12
At the door: $20 for general admission / $10 for children under 12
All proceeds from this event will benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Bow Wow Film Festival, a fun event to celebrate our beloved canine companions. Come laugh and cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives!
www.bowwowfilmfest.com/
Let's do the Time Warp and join us for the best Rocky Horror Picture Show event in town!

Start the night off right with a Pre-Party on the Roof Top of the Avalon Theatre starting at 6:30 pm with light appetizers and a specialty drink ticket, all included with admission.
Movie begins at 8pm.
A prop bag is included with ticket purchase. Dress in your best costume for a chance to win prizes!
Full bar and concessions will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $15 and are available at MonumentalEvents.com, Avalon Box Office or by phone at 800.626.TIXS (8497).
Rules: No outside props allowed; No open flame; Costumes encouraged, but no masks. This is an 18+ event.

www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rocky_horror_picture_show/
November
The Avalon Theatre
The Grand Junction Rockestra is a professional, symphonic rock & roll orchestra, complete with a rock band rhythm section and 4–6 singers. This performance will feature songs from Joan Jett, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Aretha Franklin, and many more.
Rockestra is Grand Junction’s unique symphonic rock experience that raises funds for the CMU Music Department’s scholarship fund.
Presented by Rocky Mountain Women’s Expo
7:30pm
Tickets: $25
VIP Tickets: $50 includes 3 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres

www.coloradomesa.edu/arts/music/rockestra.html
Wild & Scenic Film Fest
November 18, 2017
You have never been to a Film Festival like this! This film festival is about how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. You’ll experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. Tickets will go on sale in September.
www.avalontheatrefoundation.org/foundation-fundraisers.html
December
Moscow Ballet's
December 11, 2017
Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press is raving “Knock Out!” – New York Times “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times. Get the best seats today and memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
www.nutcracker.com/