“Element House, architecture for a new ecology” opens with a reception 5 to 9 p.m. April 10 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ indoor gallery, …
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“Element House, architecture for a new ecology” opens with a
reception 5 to 9 p.m. April 10 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts’
indoor gallery, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. The
exhibit, which runs until Aug. 14, presents models and drawings for
a revolutionary new “off the grid” multi-component modular green
home, designed by the internationally-known MOS Architects, Michael
Meredith and Hillary Sample, who will speak at 4:30 p.m. on April
10 preceding the reception. The modular homes, 1,500 square feet or
less, will be designed for pre-fabrication, using strict LEED
design criteria and are inspired by the Fibonacci sequence.
(Leonardo Fibonacci was a 13th century Italian mathematician who is
credited with introducing Arabic numerals to Europe.) Admission is
free. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. 303-806-0444, moaonline.org. A catalog is available
“A Night of Sensational Music” is presented at 7:30 p.m. April
15 by the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation at the Newman
Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., DU, Denver. An important aspect of
treatment for the disorder is Listening Therapy. Music processing
techniques are used as a complement to Occupational Therapy, so a
concert is an appropriate fundraiser for the nonprofit
organization. Featured soloists include:
cellist Jurgen deLemos, former Principal Cellist with the
Colorado Symphony and conductor of the Littleton Symphony;
pianist Katy Mahan, a Colorado native who performs solo and with
orchestra internationally (recently in Englewood and Littleton)
guitarist Masakazu Ito, an international performer who teaches
at DU’s Lamont School of Music. Members of the Littleton Symphony,
Cherry Creek Chorale and Young Voices of Colorado will also
perform. A silent auction is planned. General admission tickets
cost $50. Ticketmaster, 1-800-982-ARTS, ticketmaster.com, or local
High School student musicians and 2010 graduates are invited to
audition for the 2010 Youth Swing Band from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April
10 at Littleton Community Music Association, 6574 S. Broadway,
Littleton. The South Suburban swing band class is combined with a
swing dance class. through the summer, with three performances in
August (perhaps more). Vocalists, reeds, brass and rhythm included.
Must have own instrument. For information, Chuck Florian,
Fee: $250 sspr district/$275 non-district. Register at above # or
Band, Class #409126.
Eye of the Camera Best of Show Winners 2009: Fritz Penning
(Black and White) and John Chapter (Color), will exhibit their work
April 16 to May 30 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St.,
Littleton. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission free.
303-795-3950.Nominations are invited for the 2010 Historic
Preservation Awards, to be presented May 20 by the Littleton
Historic Preservation Board and Historic Littleton Inc. Awards are
given to individuals and designated Littleton Historic Landmarks
and structures listed as Buildings of Merit. Lists of the two
latter buildings are available on the City of Littleton Web site,
as are nomination forms. Or, forms can be picked up at the
Littleton Museum and the Littleton Community Development office.
The deadline is April 23 for forms, to be submitted to Historic
Littleton Inc., PO. Box 1004, Littleton CO 80160. For information,
contact Andrea Mimnaugh, Historic Preservation Planner, City of
Littleton, 303-795-3719. (Past award winners are listed on the
nomination form and are not eligible).
Stage C will present a show at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10 in
Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway.
Featured: Celtic band Skean Dubh, Irish Step Dancers, Poet Vernal
Pope, Story teller Joe Fleenor, Community performers Zoe Williams
and Megan Lucas. Tickets: $5 free 12 and under. 303-762-2317,
was sworn in on March 25 as Douglas County’s representative to the
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Board of Directors. She
served on the county’s Cultural Council for 10 years, helping to
form a cultural plan. As an arts educator, she was involved in the
original formation of the SCFD, which uses voter-approved sales tax
funds in the seven metro counties to support art, music, theater,
dance, natural sciences and cultural history. She was Executive
Director of the Denver Chapter of Young Audiences, Inc. for 14
yearsThe High School Continental League Art Show, which includes
Arapaho and Douglas County schools, will be held April 19-29 at the
Castle Rock Outlet Malls, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd. #160, with a
reception on the closing day, April 29. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. Mondays to Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.Highlands
Ranch High School’s drama department, with a cast of 44, will
present six performances of “Big,” a musical based on the Tom Hanks
movie of 1988. Performances: 7 p.m. April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.
Tickets; $10/$9/$8, online or at the door. Information,
303-387-2651.A free Winter Concert will be performed by members of
the Colorado Chamber Players at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Littleton
Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The trio will include Daniel
Silver, clarinet; Barbara Hamilton-Primus, viola and Andrew
Cooperstock, piano, playing works by Schumann, Mozart and Bruch.
Tickets are free at the Museum desk. Seating is limited and tends
to fill in advance. 303-795-3950.“Saving Stuff — How to Care for
and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms and other Prize
Possessions” will be Smithsonian Senior Furniture Conservator Don
Williams’ topic at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S.
Gallup St., Littleton. Tickets are on sale: $4, Friends of the
Littleton Library/ Museum members; $5, others. Williams will also
conduct a preservation clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. (first come, first
served). Bring in one item only per person for advice on its care.
303-795-3950.Magician Arthur Trace will appear at 7:30 p.m. April 9
and 10 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock.
Reservations, 303-660-6799. Tickets, $20 plus tax.Doors Open
Denver, a free event celebrating architecture and design, will be
held April 17 and 18. Event headquarters is Union Station in Denver
and notable buildings, not usually accessible, are open across the
city. Some walking tours are available, with pre-registration on
tour day. Instructions for dozens of self-guided tours, including
theme-related Urban Adventures, are available. Visit www.denvergov.org/EventInformation
(or Google Doors Open Denver).The Parker Artists Guild Spring Art
Show will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17 and 18 at the Parker
Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet. A silent auction will raise
money for art supplies for children at the Ronald McDonald House in
Aurora. 303-805-7728.The Paint Box Guild of Littleton has an art
show through April 29 at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249
Ridgegate Circle. It includes acrylics, oils, watercolors and mixed
media paintings. The longstanding guild has 40 active members who
meet weekly to paint and attend workshops monthly.New location for
a local tradition: “Magic Moments” will be produced April 8 through
11 at Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Ave., Englewood. “The
Child” challenges the audience to choose between fame and fortune
and love and hope. Centennial Elementary student Kate Lubotsky will
play the Child; Leonard Barrett, the Veteran; Traci Kern, the
Angel; Drew Frady, the Devil and Billy Baldwin, the Prophet. Music
from many famous sources, large cast, directed by the amazing KQ.
Donna Debreceni is music director. The annual production includes
disabled actors and raises money for organizations serving that
community. Performances: 7:30 p.m. April 8, 9, 10; 2 p.m. April 10,
11. Tickets are only available online-print out your tickets and
bring them: $20/ $17.50, magicmoments.org.Love to sing? The
newly-formed Parker Chorale seeks members, according to organizer
Alicia Pope. Director will be John J. Polinski, who brings 40
years’ experience with choirs, choral groups and musical theater.
The chorale will offer outreach to Parker schools. Rehearsals begin
in mid-April. Contact Pope, 303-840-7757, email@example.com.
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