Michelle Balleck: Varying degrees of culture take the stage



Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


• “The King’s Speech” , R; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

• “Rango” , PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

• Tickets: $7 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 9 and younger

• Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger

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It’s a wild weekend of culture — both genuine and sarcastic — in this crazy town of ours.

■ The well-known and much anticipated Kiwanis Play hits the stage Friday and Saturday.

If you skipped standing in line a month ago in frigid weather to save your spot, no worries. The Craig Kiwanis Club still has tickets available for Friday night’s crudely hilarious performance at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

They’re $15 per person and they’re available from Jeff Pleasant at Rehabilitation Services of Craig, 473 Yampa Ave. Call 824-9359 to get yours.

Don’t forget the Jell-O shots.

■ Dress up and boogie down at St. Michael Catholic Church’s annual Mardi Gras Party and Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday.

In recognition of the holiday — celebrated in New Orleans on Tuesday — head out in masks and beads for music, dancing, king cake and prizes at the church, 678 School St.

Get tickets now for $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger at KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave., or the church. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger.

Find out more by calling 824-5330.

■ Coffey Anderson returns.

The previously canceled show from last weekend is back on.

Those with tickets can redeem them for his concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Journey at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St.

Tickets are still available for $15 at The Journey, Cramer Flooring, Identity Graphics, New Creation Church and Craig Christian Church.

Call the church at 824-5926 to get more details. Visit www.icoffey.com to hear some tunes.

■ The Craig Variety Show returns from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

It’s a chill night of local music and poetry paired with food, drinks and good company.

Call Bill Ronis at 620-6589 to get the skinny.

■ David Morris will highlight this month’s Culture Night at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.

The event runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and will feature Morris’ poetry and pottery.

It’s totally free, so check it out.

■ I had no idea there was a new group in town that perfectly fits my interests and aspirations at this point in my life.

How lucky that I learned about the local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood — the Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks.

The group includes all women who garden, farm, raise animals or dream of doing those things (that’s me!). Plus, there are crafty, artsy and practical projects.

The Farmgirls are seeking new members and invite you to the next meeting, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County extension office, 539 Barclay St.

Find out more about the national organization at www.maryjanesfarm.org. Call Susan Domer to learn more locally at 824-6436.

■ It’s your last chance to get your hands on some Girl Scout cookies this year.

The final day of sales is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Market and Walmart, and from noon to 4 p.m. at Walgreens and Safeway.

Better stock up for a year of cravings.

■ It’s a banner weekend at West Theatre.

Check out the Academy Awards’ Best Picture, “The King’s Speech,” and new release “Rango,” beginning Friday.

Redbox now has “Burlesque,” “Conviction,” “Faster” and “Never Let Me Go.”

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