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December
A MAN CALLED OVE (subtitled)
November 25, 2016  to  December 08, 2016
$6 at the door
2016
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language)
Genre: Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
Runtime: 116 minutes

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

FRIDAY, NOV. 25………….2:30, 5:00, 7:30
SATURDAY, NOV. 26…………….……2:30, 5:00, 7:30
SUNDAY, NOV. 27…………………………………..2:30, 5:00, 7:30
MONDAY, NOV. 28………………………………………….5:00, 7:30
TUESDAY, NOV. 29…………………………………………………..5:00
WEDENSDAY, NOV. 30………………………………….…5:00, 7:30
THURSDAY, DEC. 1…………………………………………..5:00, 7:30
FRIDAY, DEC. 2……………………………………………. 5:00, 7:30
SATURDAY, DEC. 3………………………….……………………. 7:30
SUNDAY, DEC. 4……………………………………NO SHOWINGS
MONDAY, DEC. 5………………………………………….5:00, 7:30
TUESDAY, DEC. 6…………………………………………………..5:00
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7…………………………… NO SHOWINGS
THURSDAY, DEC. 8……………………………….….NO SHOWINGS

To watch the trailer, please click the link below.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_man_called_ove
Dinner and a Movie: Holiday Inn
December 06, 2016 at 7:30pm
$6 per person without a dinner receipt
Every Tuesday enjoy dinner at any downtown Grand Junction restaurant and bring your receipt to the Avalon Theatre and receive two free admissions to the 7:30pm movie.* Movies are $6 without a receipt.

1942
Rating: NR
Genre: Classics, Comedy, Musical
Runtime: 100 minutes

Jim Hardy, Lila Dixon and Ted Hanover are a popular New York nightclub song and dance act, Jim primarily the "song", Ted the "dance", and Lila the bridge between the two. Jim's plan to ditch it all so that he and Lila can get married and become Midville, Connecticut farmers hits a snag when Lila, who admits she falls in love easily, decides she and Ted also love each other, and that she wants to remain in the spotlight. Lila and Ted become a duo, both professionally and personally. After a year, Jim finds that he is not cut out to be a full-time farmer, but still likes the country life. So he decides he can have the best of both worlds by maintaining the farm, but opening it as an inn, only open as such for the fifteen holidays per year. Called Holiday Inn, it will feature holiday themed dinner shows written and starring Jim in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Despite their auspicious initial meeting, Jim hires up and coming performer Linda Mason as the shows' leading lady, she who is happy for the break. Jim and Linda seem like they are falling for each other when Ted comes back into the picture after Lila falls in love with someone else and leaves him. Feeling that Linda may become another Lila in his and Ted's lives, especially as Ted's manager, Danny Reed, is pushing for Ted and Linda to be the next big thing in Hollywood, Jim does whatever he can to keep Linda away from Ted and away from Danny's big city show business manoeuvrings. Linda will have to decide what to do when she learns of the manipulation on both Jim and Ted's parts. Only the truth may eventually lead Linda to what she truly wants. - Written by Huggo

To watch the trailer, please click the link below.

*Same day and date only, after 4:00pm. Any restaurant listed on the downtowngj.org website. For questions please call 970-263-5700.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/holiday_inn/
SOLD OUT!

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets.
A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city! Get your tickets before they sell out!

Show Starts @ 7:00pm

Tickets:
Platinum $175,Includes a meet and greet with cast members, exclusive VIP Nutcracker Doll and Moscow Ballet book. All Platinum purchasers should meet at the merchandise table 45 mins prior to curtain time. Moscow Ballet cannot guarantee your Meet and Greet if you are not at the Merchandise Table 45 mins prior to curtain.
VIP $102, Includes exclusive VIP nutcracker doll, Moscow Ballet book. Consumers will receive their book and Nutcracker doll at the merchandise table during the show.
Orchestra $48 - $68
Lower Mezzanine $37.50 - $48
Upper Mezzanine $28 - $37.50

To purchase your tickets please follow the link below:
ev2.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWMT%3aKDEN16:KAVT1208%3a&linkID=twmt&_ga=1.145016567.258638433.1429903989
G.J. Centennial Band Holiday Concert
December 11, 2016 3pm
$7

The Grand Junction Centennial Band is an all-volunteer organization comprised of over sixty Western Colorado-area men and women dedicated to making a unique musical and cultural contribution to our community presenting concerts in the Great American Band tradition. The band was formed over 35 years ago. We perform several free concerts during the summer in local parks as well as at many area festivals. During our formal concert season we typically perform two concerts with the first concert being our holiday concert. A second concert is performed in the spring. We are extremely happy to have the privilege of performing our formal concerts at the Historic Avalon Theater in Downtown Grand Junction. The band is under the direction of Gary Ambrosier with Debbie Wilson as associate director.
gjcentennialband.com
Traditional songs in a swinging new style usher in the Holiday season! Featuring two Broadway stars and the upbeat music of Ellington, Guaraldi, Fitzgerald, Mercer and more.
www.gjso.org/event/a-broadway-holiday/
Dinner and a Movie: Polar Express
December 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
$6 per person without a dinner receipt
Every Tuesday enjoy dinner at any downtown Grand Junction restaurant and bring your receipt to the Avalon Theatre and receive two free admissions to the 7:30pm movie.* Movies are $6 without a dinner receipt.

2004
Rating: G
Genre: Animation , Drama , Kids & Family
Runtime: 100 minutes

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

*Same day and date only, after 4:00pm. Any restaurant listed on the downtowngj.org website. For questions please call 970-263-5700.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/polar_express/
December 22, 2016 @ 7pm
December 23, 2016 @ 7pm
Tickets are $12 - $20

Join us December 22nd-23rd at the Historic Avalon Theatre for the production of the “Grrrrinch, a Christmas in Whoville”, presented by the Western Colorado Dance Theater with Artistic Director Anthony Noa. Featuring beloved characters based on the classic tale, children and adults will enjoy this unique twist on a holiday favorite. The production will also include excerpts from another holiday tradition, the "Nutcracker" for Act II. It is the perfect way for the whole family to celebrate the holiday.
www.eventbrite.com/o/western-colorado-dance-theater-8495049986
Dinner & A Movie: Spartacus
December 27, 2016 at 7:30pm
$6 per person without a dinner receipt
Every Tuesday enjoy dinner at any downtown Grand Junction restaurant and bring your receipt to the Avalon Theatre and receive two free admissions to the 7:30pm movie.* Movie is $6 without a dinner receipt.

1930
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
Runtime: 184 minutes

Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) is a rebellious slave purchased by Lentulus Batiatus (Peter Ustinov), owner of a school for gladiators. For the entertainment of corrupt Roman senator Marcus Licinius Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Batiatus' gladiators are to stage a fight to the death. On the night before the event, the enslaved trainees are "rewarded" with female companionship. Spartacus' companion for the evening is Varinia (Jean Simmons), a slave from Brittania. When Spartacus later learns that Varinia has been sold to Crassus, he leads 78 fellow gladiators in revolt. Word of the rebellion spreads like wildfire, and soon Spartacus' army numbers in the hundreds. Escaping to join his cause is Varinia, who has fallen in love with Spartacus, and another of Crassus' house slaves, the sensitive Antoninus (Tony Curtis). The revolt becomes the principal cog in the wheel of a political struggle between Crassus and a more temperate senator named Gracchus (Charles Laughton). Anthony Mann was the original director of Spartacus, eventually replaced by Stanley Kubrick, who'd previously guided Douglas through Paths of Glory. The film received 4 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Ustinov. A crucial scene between Olivier and Curtis, removed from the 1967 reissue because of its subtle homosexual implications, was restored in 1991, with a newly recorded soundtrack featuring Curtis as his younger self and Anthony Hopkins standing in for the deceased Olivier. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

To watch the trailer, please click the link below.

*Same day and date only, after 4:00pm. Any restaurant listed on the downtowngj.org website. For questions please call 970-263-5700.
www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1019544-spartacus
January
Whether it’s the powerful soundtrack from Star Wars, the soaring score from Superman or the adventure and whimsy of the sounds of Indiana Jones, there is nothing comparable to the genius in John Williams’ music. Experience everything you love about the world’s best loved movie composer in this concert filled with fantasy and fun.
www.gjso.org/event/john-williams-maestro-of-the-movies/
GJSO principal clarinetist Jun Watabe takes on the eloquence and sublime beauty of Mozart’s much-loved Clarinet Concerto.
www.gjso.org/event/watabe-plays-mozart/
Townsquare Media Presents Rodney Carrington
January 29, 2017 $37.50 - $177.00
Get ready, Grand Junction! Rodney Carrington is coming to town, and it’s a show you won’t want to miss! Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who has recorded nine major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. Rodney recently released three new albums on his brand new record label called Laughter’s Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughter’s Good debuted at Number One on the Overall Comedy Charts. The same week, the re-release of Rodney Carrington Live, C’mon Laugh You Bastards debuted at Number Two on the Overall Comedy Charts. Recently, he went back into the studio to record his 9th album The Hits. The album features a duet with Colt Ford on Titties and Beer.

Please click the link below to purchase tickets online.
monumentalevents.com/events/29-jan-2017-rodney-carrington
February
Doors Open @ 6:30pm
Show starts @ 7:30pm
Tickets available at the below link or tix.com. For assistance please call 406-250-5527.
Tickets are $39 - $49

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumps, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her studing rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy's dreamy and sweetly intimate version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.
singerandsimpson.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4368


Doors open @ 5pm
Dinner @ 6pm

Silent and Live Auctions!
Come enjoy fine dining, entertainment and support our horses and programs!

Life, Adjusted is a visual and sentimental portrayal of the subtle, yet profound experience of receiving Chiropractic care from both a human and animal perspective, thus revealing the innate intelligence within all of us. The film follows Jay through his everyday life: traveling, teaching, adjusting and bringing love, light, and wisdom with him wherever he goes. It offers an intimate witness to the magic of the adjustment, and experience his mastery first hand. Throughout the film, the film crew interviews friends, family, clients and colleagues of Jay, and present stories and accounts of a humble man who, through his love for humans and animals alike, has dedicated his life to helping us see and know the brilliance that we are.

Tickets available at:
www.harmonyacresec.org/
Brandon Ridenour, the youngest member ever of the famed Canadian Brass, returns to Grand Junction to perform his own flugelhorn arrangement of Mozart’s Flute Concerto.
www.gjso.org/event/ridenour-on-flugelhorn/
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
February 25, 2017  to  February 26, 2017
Tickets go on sale November 18th!
The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival each Fall in Banff, Alberta is nine epic days of mountain stories that includes profound journeys, unexpected adventures, and ground-breaking expeditions told by authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. Following the Festival in Banff, the World Tour hits the road bringing some of the audience favourites and special tour edits to a location near you. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction on February 25 & 26, 2017.

For ticket information please visit the website below.
monumentalevents.com/events/25-feb-2017-banff-film-festival
March
Elephant Revival with Dead Horses
March 02, 2017 @7:30pm
March 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm
The Avalon Theater, Grand Junction, CO
Lower and Upper Mezzanine seating is $25
Orchestra seating is $30

“Where words fail… music speaks.”
The five souls in Elephant Revival are Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Charlie Rose (banjo, pedal steel, guitar, horns, cello, double bass); Dango Rose (double bass, mandolin, banjo); and Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, double bass).
The Indie Acoustic Music Project simply labeled their sound “progressive edge.” At least, that’s the category in which it placed the band when it gave their Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records release, BREAK IN THE CLOUDS, a best CD of 2011 award. Elephant Revival’s later THESE CHANGING SKIES (Thirty Tigers) release went on to win best CD of 2013 in the same category. It’s as good a label as any to convey what Dango Rose has described as their mission: “to close the gap of separation between us through the eternal revelry of song and dance.”

For tickets call 970-243-TIXS or visit the website below.
www.ticketswest.com/events/elephant-revival/192061/
GJ Symphony- Classics: Lee Plays Brahms
March 04, 2017  to  March 05, 2017
The towering Brahms’ Violin Concerto is in expert young hands as the dazzling and formidable violinist Rachel Lee Priday makes her GJSO debut along with performances of Margaret Brouwer’s contemporary work Pulse and Dvorak’s famed Symphony No. 7.
www.gjso.org/event/lee-plays-brahms/
Doors open @ 6:00pm
Show starts @ 7:00pm
Tickets are $39-$59
Available online at ticketswest.com (link below) and locally at Triple Play Records on Main Street and Back Porch Music or by phone at 970-243-8497

Clint Black is back. The multi-million selling country mega-star is releasing on purpose, his first full-length album of new songs in a decade and he's doing it on his own terms.
“To me, it’s only a ‘comeback’ in that I’m putting out something new,” says the award-winning singer-songwriter. “As someone who has never stopped working, I don’t see me as having gone away, as I tour extensively, write and produce for television, films as well as other artists."
These new songs continue a stellar career. To date, Clint Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and racked up 57 charted singles, 31 top-10 hits and 22 number-one smashes. Recordings such as “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Like the Rain”, “When I Said I Do" and “Nothin’ But the Taillights” have led to honors from from the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, The Grammys, and the American Music Awards, as well as membership in the cast of the Grand Ole Opry.

To purchase tickets online please click the link below.
www.ticketswest.com/events/clint-black/17139/
April
Morten Lauridsen’s intimate work of quiet serenity, Lux Aeterna, closes the GJSO’s 39th Season with the Grand Junction Symphony Chorus.
www.gjso.org/event/eternal-light/