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Percussion from Malaysia makes its way to Colorado

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 3/4/20

“Hands Percussion: Drumbeat Inferno” brings an ensemble of Malaysian percussionists with traditional and contemporary sounds to Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, on March 22 at …

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Sonya's Sampler

Percussion from Malaysia makes its way to Colorado

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“Hands Percussion: Drumbeat Inferno” brings an ensemble of Malaysian percussionists with traditional and contemporary sounds to Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, on March 22 at 7 p.m. Chinese Shigu drums, Malay gamelan and other instruments will combine music and choreography into a lively evening introducing different cultures of Malaysia. Tickets: $38-$48. 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Books, books, books!

Littleton’s FOL/M, Friends of the Library/Museum, announces its Annual Silent Auction through March 29. Two children’s books by Robert Louis Stevenson, a historic book about the Grand Canyon, Ralph Moody’s history of the stagecoach, “Children of Dickens,” and more. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Bid and bid again if necessary.

Design and Build

Attention: College undergraduate and graduate students in art: April 3 is the deadline to apply for Museum of Outdoor Arts paid summer art internships, Design and Build. The Design and Build program invites students to work collaboratively in a summer program with pay. A master teacher will oversee the program. Painters, illustrators, projection artists, muralists and multi-media artists see moaonline.org/design-and-build. Focus will be on community placemaking projects.

Voices West

Voices West will offer choral concerts this week: March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St. Littleton; March 7 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1401 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial; March 8 at United Church of Christ, 10926 Democrat Road, Parker. “Hemispheres” will take you around the world in 80 Minutes. Tickets? See VoicesWest.org.

Littleton High artists

The Depot Art Gallery at 2069 West Powers Ave., downtown Littleton, exhibits art by Littleton High School students through March 15. Admission free. See depotartgallery.org.

Englewood history

The Englewood Historic Preservation Society will meet twice on March 30: 2:30 p.m. at Englewood Public Library, in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway and at 630 p.m. at Moe’s Barbecue, 3295 S. Broadway. Speaker will be Don Roth, about Englewood area homesteads and early settlers. Skerrit, Sandford, McBroom, Magnes, Brown, Younker and more … Two parts: 1865-1868 and 1869-1895, Free.

Jazz concert

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra plays “Kind of Blue” named for Miles Davis’ great album, in Parker’s Schoolhouse Theatre, 19650 E. Mainstreet, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on March 27. Tickets: parkerarts.org. See the same website for tickets to the Dueling Pianos Fundraiser to be held at 6 p.m. on March 27 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave.

Arvada Center news

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” runs on select dates through spring , alternating with “Murder on the Orient Express” and eventually, “Small Mouth Sounds” in the Black Box Theatre, performed by the Repertory Company. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720-898-7200. Also at Arvada Center: “Imprint: Print Educators of Colorado” through March 29 in the galleries. Free admission. And, coming April 10-May 3: “Something’s Rotten,” the musical. See arvadacenter.org.

Local Author Showcase

Highlands Ranch Library hosts a Local Author Showcase at 2 p.m. March 8, with more than 10 local authors. Free. Bestselling author Harlan Coban will appear at 7-10 p.m. March 20 at CU Denver South, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. Ticket price includes a copy of “The Boy From the Woods.” Book signing follows talk. Register at your library.

Hudson Gardens

“Birding Optics” will present experts from Front Range Birding Company to guide a choice of the right pair of binoculars for you. Cost of class applies to cost of binoculars if you buy them. Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, also sponsors regular Bird Walks, beekeeping instruction and more. Hudsongardens.org.

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