Theresa Lugo of Parker will show new work in August at the Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, including abstracts called “Nightwing” …
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Theresa Lugo of Parker will show new work in August at the Core
New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, including abstracts
called “Nightwing” and “Dreamland.” An artists reception is planned
for Aug. 21. Gallery hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 12 to 9 p.m.
Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. 303-397-8428. Lugo has always been
interested in art, but along the way, served as a Marine until her
first child arrived. Her exhibit is titled “No Guts No Glory.”
“How the West Was Sung!” will be presented by the Littleton
Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 at Littleton United
Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Western favorites
old and new are on the program. Special guest will be cowboy poet
and songwriter Al “Doc” Mehl. Tickets: $14/$10, 12 and under free.
at the door.
Reminder: Call for artists: The 2010 Lone Tree Art Exhibition
and Sale is accepting entries for the ninth annual show, scheduled
Oct. 2-24 at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Deadline to enter this
always-strong show is Aug. 20. Juror will be: artist/teacher
Victoria Kwasinski. Categories: Oil, water media, pastels, mixed
media, sculpture. Prizes estimated at $4,000. Entry application at:
“Colorado’s Best Bed and Breakfasts: 100 Unique Getaways” will
be the topic for Highlands Ranch writer Tamra Monahan, who will
talk about history and amenities of B & Bs across the state for
the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at
Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands
Ranch. (Monahan is a familiar face at the Highlands Ranch Tattered
Cover). Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are
welcome. Admission is free. A call is appreciated so enough chairs
are set up: 303-471-5611.
Colorado Center for the Blind, 2233 W. Shepperd Ave., Littleton,
presents its annual benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 28 at the
Center. “A Wild West Mystery” will be performed by the Adams
Mystery Playhouse Players (and the audience) and there will be
food, cash bar and live and silent auctions before the show.
Tickets, $40, support the Center’s expanded children’s program.
303-778-1130 ext 214.
Mark the calendar: Queen City Jazz Band will perform at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St.,
Littleton. The Littleton Rotary presents the event to benefit the
interior restoration of Littleton’s historic Bemis House (home of
Western Welcome Week Inc.) Appropriate timing since the 2010 theme
for the 82nd WWW is “Honoring Our Heritage.” At 6:30 there will be
a VIP reception with Hank Troy on piano. Tickets: $25 general
admission concert only; $40 includes concert and VIP reception.
303-794-2787 x 5 or www.townhallartscenter.com.
New Orleans Pianist Tom McDermott will perform Ragtime, Cuban
dances and New Orleans music for the Ragtime Society of Colorado at
7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Onofrio Piano Co., 1332 S. Broadway, Denver.
Tickets: $20 at the door. Colleen Vander Hoek of Littleton is
society president and contact for information, 303-979-4353.
Popular Colorado suspense author Stephen White has published a
new Alan Gregory novel: “The Last Lie,” and will be appearing at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St.,
Denver; at noon Aug. 21 at Murder By the Book, 1574 S. Pearl St.,
Denver; 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23 at Colorado Chautauqua Assn.,
“A Tribute to Joni Mitchell” will be performed by vocalist
Margueritte Junemann and saxophonist Lynn Baker at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels
Park Road, Sedalia. A $60 ticket includes castle tour, buffet
dinner, concert and dessert and coffee with the musicians. For
reservations: call 303-688-4600. Information: www.cherokeeranch.org.
“Topeng Pajegan of Bali,” will be presented by Gamelan Tunas
Mekar orchestra at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 28 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle,
6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Topeng of Bali is a masked
drama dating back to the 9th century, with a single actor donning
masks to tell a story. The orchestra performs indigenous music of
Bali, Indonesia. Tickets: $55 adults/$20 children include castle
tour, Indonesian buffet dinner, concert, dessert and coffee with
performers. For reservations: 303-688-4600. Information: www.cherokeeranch.org. * Also a
repeat of Rene Heredia’s Gypsy Flamenco, which sold out earlier
this summer, is scheduled for 5:30 Aug. 29. (We don’t have ticket
“Sophisticated Sorcery: Four magicians in one show!” will be
Aug. 13 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Tickets:
$20. Family entertainment. 303-660-6799, www.amazingshows.com.
The Wildlife Experience will host its annual Art and Ale Brew
Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Wildlife Experience,
10035 S. Peoria (at Lincoln Avenue), Parker. More than 50 vendors —
brewers and restaurants — will be on hand with samples. Music by
Flock of Beagles. Snack, sip and enjoy the art. Tickets: $45
individual; $80 couple$35 individual members; $139 package with
hotel at Courtyard Marriott and free shuttle, 2 Art and Ale
tickets, breakfast… 720-488-3344, thewildlifeexperience.org;
hotel package, 720-895-0160. For 21 and over.
The 2nd Ever Banjola Festival celebrates a Colorado born and
built instrument that combines qualities of mandolin, banjo and
guitar. The banjola was created by Denver luthier Edward Victor
Dick. It will be held Aug. 21 at Willow Farm, Longmont. See
banjolafest.com for details.
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 day of show, 12 and under free. Foods
and beverage available for purchase.
“Two Potters Revisited,” the handsome show of ceramic art at the
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, ends on Aug. 22.
Macy Dorf, Larry Paul Wright and Frank Gray all worked and sold
their wares at the Main Street shop, which opened in 1967 and
closed in 2005, a Main Street fixture that sparked development.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission free. 303-795-3950.
“Charles Deas and 1840s America” opens Aug. 21 at the Denver Art
Museum and will be on view through Nov. 28. The first retrospective
of the western artist’s work will include more than 45 paintings
and works on paper. DAM is at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver.
Antique Row is celebrating completion of seemingly endless
Broadway construction with a “Better Broadway Bash” Aug. 20-22 with
various planned events: free appraisals at designated shops,
sidewalk sales, music, antique cars, vintage scooters, stilt
walkers, a marching band, Victorian circus act, $1,000 gift
certificate and more. Free and open to the public. www.antique-row.com. Organized by
Dana Cain of Littleton.
The North American Sculpture exhibit runs through Aug. 29 at
Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Near the entrance is a
whimsical pink Cadillac piece by David and Leah Wicks, formerly of
Littleton, that speaks of the 50s. 303-279-3922. Jurors were
Lawrence Argent and John McEnroe. A SCFD Family Free Day is Aug.
21. Otherwise admission is $5/$3. 303-279-3922.
“The Domino Effect” is a new juvenile fiction book by Highlands
Ranch author Debbie Bailey, who “loves to write stories to help
children and adults think about their daily choices.” Young Faith
Moore observes the Domino Effect when her brother moves the chair
from beneath her and knocks over her bookshelf… Published by Tate
Publishing and Enterprises. www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore.
Two Arapahoe County teen musicians who are on a track to
professional performance training will be featured in a showcase
concert of classical solo works by the Young Musicians Foundation
at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Hamilton Hall in the Newman Center, 2344 E.
Iliff Ave. University of Denver. They are harpist Emily Levin, 19,
of Centennial, who attends the University of Indiana, and 15 year
old pianist Joseph Eisele, a Cherry Creek High School sophomore.
Also on the program: violinist Rebecca Durham, a Julliard student,
and pianist Yale Work.Admission is via a donation ($!0/$8/$6
The Lone Tree Symphony, directed by Jacinda Bouton, will hold
auditions in August for string players, percussionists and
principal clarinet. For information about requirements and audition
appointment, call Lisa Selby, personnel director, 303-726-9799 or
Istari World Percussion brings drumming from Africa, the Middle
East, South America and the Caribbean, a Passport to Culture event
at 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10259 Ridgegate
Circle, Lone Tree. $1 at the door. 303-708-3513.
Western Welcome Week events continue through Aug. 22, with
multiple events each day. Look for the light blue brochures at
businesses, the library, etc. with a complete schedule. The
Sidewalk Art and Crafts Show and Grand Parade are Aug. 21 and the
Reunion/Old Timers Luncheon on Sunday, Aug. 22. www.westernwelcomeweek.org.
Call for artists: Tri Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake
is accepting entries through Aug. 14 for the First Juried Fine Arts
and Crafts Festival (Sept. 24-26). See www.zapplication.org. (Also
scheduled: Quick Draw; Taste of Palmer Lake; Harvest Ball,
Bluegrass and Barbecue. Information: http://tlcaplace.net
The Mile High Music Festival will be Aug. 14-15 at Dick’s
Sporting Goods Park, headlined by the Dave Matthews Band. See
for schedules, vendors, map and more; www.tickethorse.com for tickets.
The 14-foot-tall Annubis will represent King Tut at the Festival.
Look for him!
Note to all Hinkley High School Alumni from ACC’s Marsha Wooley:
“Do It Again,” a documentary by Mark Penn of musicals staged at the
school, in the Broadway tradition, nearly 40 years ago by teachers
Mel Harp and Kathleen Hayes, narrated by opera singer alum Janice
Hall, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Hinkley High School,
1250 Chambers Road, Aurora. The event is free and open to all cast,
crew and orchestra alumni of “Camelot,” “Hello Dolly,” “Music Man”
and “Man of La Mancha.” Anyone who loves musicals is welcome.
Littleton Symphony, directed by Jurgen deLemos, will hold
auditions during July and August for string players and Second
Trumpet. There are required trumpet excerpts and audition
requirements for strings. Call for information and appointment:
303-989-4727 or contact email@example.com.
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