‘Swan Lake’ comes to life on screen
“Swan Lake Marinsky Live” will be broadcast live to a movie theater near you at 6:30 p.m. June 6. The renowned St. Petersburg ballet company will be shown in performance from the historic Marinsky Theatre in Russia, with principal ballerina Ekatrina Kondaurove as Odette. Technology by the Cameron|Pace Group/RealD 3D. Participating theaters include: Greenwood Plaza 12, Regal River Point and Highlands Ranch 24. Tickets are available online at FathomEvents.com.
Royal baby shower
Since the monarchy is taking excellent care of the expected royal baby, FanciMats and More, 5654 S. Prince St #B, has found two beneficiaries of baby gifts that will happily accept gifts for moms and new babies. And FanciMats is hosting a party from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8, with cake and punch. One recipient is the San Luis Valley Medical Center and Women’s Health division, the only provider in that low-income area. The other is the Nurse Family Partnership, which provides one-on-one service to underserved mothers-to-be and new mothers to assure a safer pregnancy and healthier baby. Wrapped new items should be labeled — or FanciMats will provide labels. 303-798-9825.
• Area libraries are launching their summer reading programs. Sign up in your neighborhood. Examples: The adult program at Littleton’s Bemis Library has a theme of “Delve Into Your Past.” Sign up and enter prize drawings for every book you read or for exploring Littleton history on the city’s website. A grand prize $100 shopping spree at Aspen Grove will be the final drawing. Runs through July 31. 303-795-3961. Register for a children’s reading program too.
• Arapahoe Library District has a summer reading program ranging from newborns to teens, with incentives and prizes. A record features ways to build a strong literacy foundation with babies. Kickoff events throughout the district: Koelbel — June 1, 9 a.m. to noon; Sheridan — June 1, 2 to 4 p.m.; Smoky Hill — June 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Southglenn — June 1, 2 to 4 p.m.; Castlewood — June 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Register at arapahoelibraries.org or 303-LIBRARY.
For the short set
Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta, Katherine Dines, will perform for kids at 11 a.m. June 4 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Movement, sing-along, percussion and story songs. Tickets: $3. 720-509-1000, LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
‘Simple Gifts’ concert
The Castle Rock Chorale presents a concert called “Simple Gifts” on two evenings: 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Christ’s Episcopal Church, 615 4th St., Castle Rock, and 7:30 p.m. June 8 at Valley View Christian Church, 11004 Wildfield Lane, near Highlands Ranch. Anthems, folk tunes, songs of remembrance, lullabies, nursery rhymes and a premiere of a new composition by CRC tenor and resident composer Carlos Arellano will be on the program. Tickets at the door: $15/$10 (free 5 and under).
Italian-born acoustic guitarist Peppino de Agostino will perform at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, at 7:30 p.m. May 31. His new release is “Nine White Kites.” Tickets: SwallowHill.com.
Inocente Izucar at gallery
Artist Inocente Izucar will participate, teach and exhibit her work in the opening of a special exhibit at RedLine Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver. Opening June 1, the exhibit, “Not Exactly: Between Home and Where I Find Myself,” presents a dialogue on what it means to be homeless, with art by Denver homeless people. The exhibit runs through July 31 and has related programs. A film about Izucar when she was a young undocumented immigrant — and homeless — will be shown at the Denver Film Center at 4:14 and 4:30 p.m. on June 2, followed by a reception and Q&A with the artist. Other events and programs are being planned. Visit redlineart.org.