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“Rescuers Need Love Too”, a mixed media painting by artist Jennifer Steck, a former police captain, is included in the Parker Artists Guild “Best of PAG” exhibit at the Deep Space Gallery in Parker.
“Rescuers Need Love Too”, a mixed media painting by artist Jennifer Steck, a former police captain, is included in the Parker Artists Guild “Best of PAG” exhibit at the Deep Space Gallery in Parker.
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A member show and sale fills exhibit space at Deep Space Gallery Event Center, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, #50, Parker, through May 5 with paintings, sculpture, photography and more in both representational and abstract work. A Parker Artists Guild Open House will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on April 18, with music, refreshments and a cash wine bar. The community is invited. The First Friday Art Walk May 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., will kick off the summer series, sponsored by the Parker Downtown Business Alliance. Jennifer Steck’s painting, “Rescuers Need Love Too,” is by a woman who is a former police captain and calls attention to our respect for first responders, said publicist/artist Tomoko Takeda. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 720-675-7932,

Parker auditions

Also in Parker: Auditions for “Sister Act” will be from 7 to 10 p.m. April 16 and 18 for monologues and singing only. Callbacks April 23: dance, 6 to 7 p.m.; acting/singing, 7 to 10 p.m. Auditions are at PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. For information on how to sign up for auditions, go to

Music in Parker

“The Uncharted Series: ETHEL with Robert Mirabal — The River” perform at the Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker, at 7:30 p.m. April 14. Tickets: Classically inspired indie tunes and Native American music.

‘Magic Flute’

The Arapahoe Philharmonic and Avanti Music Academy in Highlands Ranch will partner to present Mozart’s opera, “The Magic Flute,” with the Arapahoe Phil Sinfonietta. Two performances are scheduled at the Fisher Auditorium at Englewood Campus, 3800 S. Logan St.: 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 2:30 p.m. April 22. Tickets:, 303-781-1892, or at the door.

Pottery sale

The Arapahoe Community College Clay Club hosts its annual Spring Pottery Sale April 21-23 in a new venue: the Half Moon Cafe on the west end of the ground floor, instead of the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, where it has been recently. Dates are Saturday to Monday. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception: 5 to 6 p.m. April 21.

New play

The new Emancipation Theater Company presents the World Premiere of “Honorable Disorder” by Jeff Campbell, who will also direct, through April 29, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studio, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver. Tickets $25 advance online: Story of Denver native DeShawn Foster, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and his family story in today’s Denver.

Denver Ballet Theatre

The Denver Ballet Theatre will present “Sleeping Beauty at 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 2 p.m. April 15 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. Tickets: $30/$20, 303-987-7845, (This is David Taylor’s students, with guest artists Melissa Zoebisch and Nicholas Pelletier from Colorado Ballet.


Learn to prune roses in a free workshop May 5 at War Memorial Rose Garden, 5804 S. Bemis St., Littleton. South Suburban horticulturists and master gardeners and members of the Denver Rose Society will teach. Appear with a sharp pair of bypass pruning shears and leather gloves from 8 a.m. to noon. Rain date is May 12. Contact Vanessa Greenhouse, or call 303-721-8478.


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