“Shuffle II,” a repeat by popular request, examines the places between different genres of music that defy categorization. C.F. Kip Winger, a …
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“Shuffle II,” a repeat by popular request, examines the places between different genres of music that defy categorization. C.F. Kip Winger, a Colorado native who played in rock bands including Winger and Alice Cooper, will be a special guest of the Colorado Symphony with longtime musical partner Reb Beach for two appearances of “Shuffle II”: Jan. 18 at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver and Jan. 20 at the PACE Center in Parker. The orchestra will play “Ghosts” from Winger's recent San Francisco Ballet commission and several other Winger songs, as well as pieces by Paul McCartney, Bjork, Ravel and Saint-Saens. PACE tickets start at $18 and are available at 303-805-6800 or PACEcenteronline.org. The center is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker.
Call for photographers
The Littleton Fine Arts Board invites entries for the 47th annual “Through the Eye of the Camera” competition, which will be displayed at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, from Feb. 22 to March 31. Entry deadline is Jan. 24. Award-winning photographer J.R. Schnelzer will be the juror. Apply to enter through CAFÉ, callforentry.org only, where complete details are available. In addition to digital black and white and digital color categories there will be a category for completely darkroom-generated black and white photographs.
Big band bash
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, an 18-piece big band, will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. Tickets cost $7 in advance/$10 day of concert, www.hrcaonline.org or at any recreation center. 303-791-2500.
Adult choir formed
A new choir for adults, the Jubilation Adult Choir, has been formed at Littleton United Methodist Church and welcomes all adults who have a desire to sing, according to David Kates, director of music ministries. Members will rehearse from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays and will sing all styles of music. For information, call Kates at 303-794-6379, ext. 247.
Join World Book Night
World Book Night, April 23, is an annual international celebration designed to spread the love of reading and books. Bemis Library in Littleton will act as a distribution center this year for people who sign up to give away 20 free copies of a selected title in the Littleton community at a location of their choosing. Books are donated by publishers across the U.S. Readers who would like to participate can go to the World Book Night website, www.us.worldbooknight.org, choose a book you would like to hand out and select Bemis Public Library as the place to pick up books. Deadline for applications is Jan. 23. For information: 303-795-3961.
Illusionists John Shryock and Mari Lynn will entertain families at 7:30 p.m. Jan 18 and 19 at the Theatre of Dreams, 736 Park St., Castle Rock. They have performed at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, at George Bush's inaugural ball, on cruise ships and in comedy clubs. Tickets: $22.50, 303-660-6799.
Veatch art exhibited
Centennial artist Barbara Veatch has her paintings exhibited through Jan. 31 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. The exhibit is called “Echoes of Nature” and is open during library hours.
Black and white show
“Captured Light: Expressions in Traditional Photography” is open through Feb. 19 at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Eight Denver area photographers who use traditional methods display black and white prints: Eric Biggerstaff, Jeffrey Graves, Michael Kadillak, Keith Pitman, James Sidinger, George H. Vago, Chauncey Warren and Bruce Zander, Graves will give a demonstration/discussion, “Ambrotype (Wet Plate)” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and Vago and Bickerstaff will lead a lecture/discussion, “Why Large Format, Traditional Photography in the Digital Age?” at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. Admission is free. 303-791-1779.
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