The recently renovated Lone Tree Hub (former Lone Tree Library) was filled with music on July 27, as the Lone Tree Symphony held an “Open Symphony” event, where musicians are invited to come and play with the orchestra. More than 80 from across …
The recently renovated Lone Tree Hub (former Lone Tree Library) was filled with music on July 27, as the Lone Tree Symphony held an “Open Symphony” event, where musicians are invited to come and play with the orchestra. More than 80 from across the state participated, including percussionist Amelia Webster of Highlands Ranch, who looks forward to auditioning. The orchestra will audition for violin, viola, bass, fourth horn, percussion on Aug. 12. If interested, contact personnel director Gary L Wilhelm, GJAZZworks@comcast.net, or visit the website: lonetreesymphony.org.
Wendy Terrien, Young Adult author of “The Rampart Grounds,” will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove to promote her two new titles: “The Clan Calling” and “The Governor’s League.” They follow two characters from her first book. She will join a panel of authors who talk about their work: Sharmon Baker, Stephanie Reisner, Collen Oakes and Bernadette Marie.
“Living History” is Tesoro Cultural Center’s theme at The Fort restaurant in Morrison on Aug. 11-13 (artist Gary Monaco) and 18-20 (artists Juan Lopez and David Hoth) in the summer series of family-oriented weekend celebrations that run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through October. Admission: $5 adult, free 12 and under. 303-839-1671, TesoroCulturalCenter.org.
Denver Author Peter Heller will appear at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, to read from and discuss his new book, “Celine,” about a private eye who reunites families — based partly on his mother’s life. Tattered Cover will have books available for sale and signing. Also, Castle Rock Library, 100 Wilcox St., will host a Local Authors Showcase at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Ten writers will talk about their books.
Colorado Wind Ensemble will hold auditions at 5 p.m. Aug 29 for regular musicians: baritone sax, trumpet, horn; and alternates: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, piano, string bass, harp. Notify of interest by Aug. 11. Go to coloradowindensemble.org.
Hudson Gardens doubles
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts play at Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, on Aug. 19, and Kool and the Gang will play on Aug. 20, bringing a festive finish to Western Welcome Week. Tickets: altitudetickets.com.
Colorado Ballet will perform its annual “Evening Under the Stars” with excerpts from upcoming and past productions, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, kicking off the next season in an informal way. Tickets: $15 to $44, arvadacenter.org.
Arapahoe Philharmonic has announced a new venue: the Fisher Auditorium on the Englewood Campus, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. The season starts on Sept. 16, with Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1” and “Four Last Songs” by Strauss. Tickets: arapahoe-phil.org, 303-781-1892.
Parade of Homes
The 2017 Parade of Homes opens Aug. 10 and runs to Sept. 4 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Locations of 66 new model and custom homes by 20 builders are throughout the metro area: Visit paradeofhomesdenver.com.
Stephanie Miller’s “Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour” plays its political comedy routines at the Newman Center at the University of Denver on Aug. 19, in a first Colorado visit — as a benefit for Planned Parenthood. Tickets: the Newman Center Box Office, newmancenterpresents.com, 303-871-7720.