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Mauricio and Damian Aguilar will perform on the high wire when Cirque Italia performs at Southwest Plaza.

Cirque Italia coming to area with ‘Aquatic Spectacular’

A blue and white big-top circus tent will appear at Southwest Plaza, located west of Littleton at 8501 W. Bowles Ave., from Oct. 25-28, for the Silver Tour of Cirque Italia. “Aquatic Spectacular” …
John Hutton and Emily Van Fleet as Frank and Rita in the comedy “Educating Rita” at the Arvada Center.

Worlds collide in endearing production

Surrounded by a large, polished wooden desk, cases filled with books, comfortable chairs and a window looking out on a campus lawn, all enhanced by subdued lighting, Frank (John Hutton), a professor …
“Paloverde in Bloom” by Paul Nutting is Best in Show in the new “Spice of Life” exhibit at the Depot Art Gallery.

Spice of Life’ brings zest to gallery

Members of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild were challenged to “consider an attitude or the element of surprise when they taste a new dish, or hear a new song, or read an inspiring story, or try a new …
Zookeeper Michelle Valois said she loves the interactiion she can have with the apes at the Denver Zoo.

is where it’s at

Michelle Valois says a typical day at the Denver Zoo is a lot of fun and a lot of work. Valois, a primate zookeeper, has been at the Denver Zoo for 17 years. Her job is to take care of the orangutans …

From left, Richard Stockman, Erin Stockman and Remi Stockman, of Sedalia, and Katherina Šubrtová, the family’s au pair caretaker from the Czech Republic, stand Oct. 14 at Monster Mini Golf in Centennial. The family was one of many groups who attended the gathering at 8227 S. Holly St. for host families, which also functioned as a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF event. Jennifer Morrow, a local child care consultant with Cultural Care Au Pair, which helps match families in the U.S. with au pairs, organized the event.

Foreign caretakers, families play ghoulish golf in Centennial

When in the states, do as the creatures do. That's the spirit that families and their au pairs — child-caretakers from other countries — were in as they played Halloween-themed mini-golf in …
Arts & Entertainment
A view from the high walkway at the Wild Animal Sanctuary: in the distance: a pair of large male lions basking in the sunshine, forgetting stressful circus days. Midway, a lion peeks from a wooden shelter-people-watching, perhaps?

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the …
“Stickwork,” a site specific art installation by Patrick Dougherty, is placed at Chatfield Farms, a division of Denver Botanic Gardens in Littleton. Created from freshly-cut saplings, including some from Chatfield Farms, it will remain in place until it naturally disintegrates, which is Dougherty’s process with all of his works, made from natural materials. He is internationally-known for his unique art.

Site-specific art is woven from flexible saplings

Stickwork, a site-specific art installation by nationally recognized artist Patrick Dougherty, is a large-scale sculpture constructed from natural materials Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms, …
“Woman” by Rochelle Dammel of Lone Tree.

Gallery shows works by local women

Celebrate local artists! From 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 26, the large gallery space at CORE New Art Space at Ninth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive will host the opening for “Night Circus,” with works by …
Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire book, “Depth of Winter” carries the Wyoming Sheriff, Walt Longmire, to Mexico.

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western …

Katie Hui and Henry Craven enjoy a crisp, fall day at Cider Days.

Lakewood celebrates Cider Days for 43rd consecutive year

Cider Days aims to please every type of guest that attends the event each year. The two-day festivity was created as a way to celebrate Lakewood's agricultural heritage. Residents were treated to …
Columnists

Album is change from yesterday’s news

In the movies that were churned out during Hollywood’s classic era in the 1930s, journalists mainly handled stress with a bottle of bourbon in their desks and an unending string of half-lit …
Coming Attractions

‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic …
Cindy Welch painted a scene of the waterfall at Sanctuary Golf Course for an auction by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital at its benefit golf tournament.
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New painting shares beauty of waterfall

On Sept. 6, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital held it’s a golf tournament at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia. Dinner and an auction were included and Castle Rock watercolorist Cindy Welch donated …
Coming Attractions

‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the …

ThunderRidge High School Theatre Students behaving as their characters would in “Up the Down Staircase” to be performed Sept. 27-29.
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School hosts endearing look at life of teacher

“Up the Down Staircase,” Christopher Sergel’s funny play adapted from Bel Kaufman’s book, is the choice for the fall play, Sept. 27-29, in the auditorium at ThunderRidge High School, 1991 …
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