“The Pirates of Penzance” by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan plays at 7 p.m. Feb. 26-27 and 1 and 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Littleton High School, 199 …
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“The Pirates of Penzance” by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
plays at 7 p.m. Feb. 26-27 and 1 and 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Littleton
High School, 199 E. Littleton Blvd. Khryssi Martin is director. One
of the most popular of the D’Oyly Carte operettas, the satirical
“Pirates” was first produced in New York (December 1879), then
quite soon in London (1880), because the famous composers had an
unfortunate experience with U.S. theaters “pirating” their previous
production of HMS Pinafore” and wanted to control road shows.
Copyrights came later! The Pirate King, Major-General, Mabel,
Frederic, Ruth and many others will perform the funny story and
score. “Indeed it is a glorious thing to be a Pirate King!”
Tickets: $8 adults; $5 students and children. 303-347-7700,
“This is Colorado,” an annual exhibit presented by the Heritage
Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County, runs March 3-23 in a new
location this year at the Aspen Grove Shopping Center, Suite 640,
near the Pottery Barn, Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue. An
opening reception is planned from 5-7 p.m. March 6, when harpist
Cornelia Jacob will perform. Open Tuesdays through Sundays.
Information about Guild meetings, membership, workshops and
exhibits is available online at www.heritage-guild.com.
The Castle Rock Orchestra will feature music evoking the great
outdoors in a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at the First United
Methodist Church of Castle Rock, 1200 South St. The program will
include Alan Hovhanesses’ “Mysterious Mountain,” Copland’s “Outdoor
Overture,” Delius’ “Summer Night on the River,” and more. Admission
is free. For information, see www.castlerockorchestra. org.
The Cajun Crawdads, a small subgroup of the Castle Rock
Orchestra, will perform from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Parker
Library, 10851 South Crossroads Drive. Admission free.
Parker artist Theresa Lugo will have an exhibit March 5-22 at
Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. A reception is
planned from 6-9 p.m. March 13. She “pushes the edges of the box,”
seeking the exuberant joy of creating.
Explore the Audubon Nature Center on Saturdays through April
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on the first Sunday of each month
through April. This beautiful spot is geared to kids and families
and will explain about the South Platte ecosystem and which
critters live there. Trails, and a shelter with a warm fire if it’s
a nippy day. Free. The center is at the south end of Wadsworth
Boulevard at Waterton Road. 303-973-9530, denveraudubon.org.
An audition for “Peter Pan” is announced by International Youth
Ballet, for young dancers age 6-10, with some dance experience, at
the International Ballet School, 8000 Lincoln St. No. 7, Littleton.
Auditions will be 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, with
registration from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Performances are planned June 6
and 7 at the Newman Center, University of Denver. For information,
A mid-week lift: St. Andrew Lenten Recital Series is offered at
12:10 p.m., followed by a light soup and rolls lunch, at St. Andrew
United Methodist Church, 3350 White Bay Drive (9300 block of South
University), Highlands Ranch. No reservations needed, a $3.50
donation is asked for lunch and free-will donation is welcome for
the recitals. Information: 303-794-2683, www.st-andrew-umc.com.
March 4: Larry Scalfari, organist and Carla Scalfari,
March 11: Jubilee Handbell Choir
March 18: Keith Ferguson, tenor and friends
March 25: Silent message Dance Ensemble
April 1: St Andrew Sisters-Select Women’s Ensemble
Travel to southern France and Paris for an advanced painting
workshop, offered by Arapahoe Community College. Southern
France-Art 275-105 Special Topics, will be taught by
internationally recognized ACC Art Department member Marsha Wooley
and California plein air painter Ian Roberts. The dates for the
trip are June 14-28 and tuition of $3,100 includes many, but not
all, land expenses. Air is additional Deposit by March 17. For
brochure, see the ACC Painting Department website at www.arapahoe.edu, or contact Wooley,
Reminder: Also at ACC, The Interior Design exhibit is open
through March 12 in Colorado Gallery of the Arts, with boards,
drawings and renderings of residential and commercial designs by
students in the college’s outstanding design program. The gallery
is in the Annex at the east end of the ACC main campus, 5900 S.
Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through
Fridays; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Learn about Artists’ Trading Cards from 2-3 p.m. March 1 at
Sophie’s Place, Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. These
miniature works of art, usually done on playing card stock in
limited editions or one-of-a-kind, are traded among artists.
Harriet Tiger, artist and collector, will talk about how to produce
a design and about trading with other collectors. 303-795-3981.
Notice to Colorado singers: the Denver Lyric Opera Guild will
host its 25th annual competition for Colorado Singers March 21-28
at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., at
East Hampden Avenue, Englewood. the top 10 will receive a monetary
award. Preliminary: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21; Master
Class 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21; Final: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, March 28. Information: Phyllis Wicklund,
Bertold Brecht’s and Kurt Weill’s “Mack the Knife” will be
performed by the University of Denver Department of Theatre and
Lamont School of Music Feb. 26 to March 7 in the Byron Theatre,
Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., at South University Boulevard.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m.
Saturdays. Tickets: $25 Cabaret table; $20 general; $8 same day
student rush tickets; free military with ID. 303-871-7720.
“Creating the West in Art” fills the newly re-opened seventh
floor of the North, Ponti, Building at the Denver Art Museum, 100
E. 14th Parkway, Denver. The DAM owns a significant collection of
western art, historic and contemporary, much of it in storage in
recent years. This genre is a genuine favorite with many in the
Rocky Mountain West and the floor has been closed for several years
because it was the staging area for opening the new Hamilton Wing.
Windows especially designed to frame local views have been
reopened. Borrowed paintings fill in gaps in the collection. Kids
can dress up in costumes seen in the paintings. Free with general
admission. See www.denverartmuseum.org, or
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented by Colorado Ballet
Feb. 28 to March 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
Performing Arts Complex. Tickets: $19-$145, with 50 only per
performance at $10, two hours before curtain, 303-837-8888,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See
Web site for schedule.
The Denver Gem and Mineral Guild presents the Annual Jewelry,
Gem and Mineral show Feb. 27 to March 1 at the Jefferson County
Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave., Golden. (West Sixth Avenue and
Indiana Street). Lapidary supplies, crystals, fossils, jewelry. Gem
cutting demonstrations. Fossil exhibits. Grab bag sales to benefit
Colorado School of Mines. Free admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Food available
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