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Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars … more

A glimpse of history

Cinco De Mayo — or the fifth of May — is an annual celebration honoring the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Traditions in the state of … more

Natural materials form art at Chatfield Farms

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty creates immersive sculptures from natural materials — saplings and branches — and for his upcoming reveal at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, it’s likely … more

Arts center welcomes new chief

Sharan Wilson started in her new job as executive director of Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center on April 8 after the THAC board of directors found her to be best-qualified for the multi-faceted … more

Outdoor sculptures come with audio tour

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ “Sculpture on the Green II,” consisting of works by Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold, are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle (in Greenwood Village east of … more

Rocket launching at Bear Creek Lake Park

On April 7, members of the Colorado Rocketry Association (C.R.A.S.H.) of Space Hobbyists and Boy Scouts from Pack 404 gathered to launch off model rockets at Bear Creek Lake Park. C.R.A.S.H. launches … more

Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working … more

Colorado playwright’s work takes stage

Two weathered facades with shutters are set side by side at the back of a busy New Orleans square — one is the (Ba)sin Street Social Club and the other, we soon learn, houses the notorious Angie B. … more

Two stages offer vastly different views

Spring has sprung and new stage productions abound in the metro area. • New this week: “The World Goes ‘Round” at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center is a revue of songs by American team John … more

Shear excitement coming at ‘Sheep to Shawl’ event

Baaaaa! Lambs will call out while mom gets a trim at Littleton Museum on May 18 in the annual “Sheep to Shawl” event that looks at wool: shearing, weaving, spinning, herding and more on the 1890s Farm at the Littleton Museum, 6024 S. Gallup St., Littleton. more

‘Tangible Terrain’ has unusual touch

Four area artists will exhibit works in a variety of mediums during the theater run of “The World Goes Round” at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center. They are Stephanie O’Malley, photography; … more

Student artwork displayed in gallery until mid-April

The annual exhibition of Arapahoe Community College fine-arts students is open at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts through April 16, featuring student art from the ceramic, 3D design, drawing, … more

Car factory at heart of stage production

The setting is the break room at a Detroit auto plant, with a high window that looks out onto the assembly line, a cavernous space beyond. There is a block of small personal lockers, a strip with … more

His comedy gives black-and-white conversation a new hue

Comedian Sam Adams had just finished auditioning for a commercial the afternoon of Aug. 22, 2018, when he saw the text from a friend: “Dude, you are blowing up Facebook.” A video showcasing a … more

‘Beehive’ is all about the music

We wondered if Lone Tree’s director/choreographer Candy Brown had ever performed in “Beehive” during her long career. “No,” she answered, “I’m not really a singer — I’m a dancer who … more

Maniacal mystery tour — from Parker author

“All these people (I invent) have to do as I say,” cracks “cozy” mystery writer and Parker resident Becky Clark, as she talks about her processes in writing a new book. First comes an … more

‘Ballet Masterworks’ program opens with ‘Serenade’

Balanchine’s choreography for “Serenade” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, set to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings,” will open Colorado Ballet’s “Ballet Masterworks” … more

Denver Home Show coming for three days

The Spring Denver Home Show will be filled with fresh ideas when it opens March 22-24 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Included will be demonstrations of Ikebana, Japanese … more

Silent auction will benefit library, museum

Through March 31 in Littleton, the Bemis Library Friends’ Fourth Silent Auction will lure book fans to try to acquire an assortment of 24 unique books that committee members have plucked out of the … more

‘The Moors’ is unusual take on Bronte legacy

Many of us read books by Charlotte and Emily Bronte some years ago and recall the gloomy mood of their surroundings and interactions … Playwright Jen Silverman has come up with a different and … more
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