John Denver tribute shows set for Lone Tree


Singer Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will perform at 8 p.m. on June 18 and 19 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Recognized nationally and internationally as a top John Denver tribute band, they will play Denver’s famous hits such as “Rocky Mountain High,” “Country Roads” and “Sunshine.” Tickets: in-person, $40, $45; streaming on June 19, $25 individual, $40 household. Face coverings no longer required, nor is social distancing, although masks are encouraged if you are not vaccinated., 720-509-1000.

Family art show

“It’s All Relative,” an art show by members of Michelle Lamb’s family, will run June 18 to July 4 in the Annex at CORE New Art Space, 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, featuring a variety of styles and disciplines. Readers will recall that Michelle is the artist for the popular mural on the old depot at the Downtown Littleton Light Rail stop. Opening is from 5-10 p.m. on June 18. Open First Friday, July 2, from 5-10 p.m. Parking at rear of gallery.


June 21-27 is National Pollinators Week and Arapahoe County Agent Lisa Mason reminds us to recognize the value of bees, bats, wasps, flies, beetles, ants, butterflies, moths and some small reptiles and mammals, as they move pollen from plant to plant. Bees are especially efficient. She write that 75% of more than 240,000 plant species rely on pollinators for reproduction. Now that we can enjoy our gardens, keep this in mind, please, as you make yet another trip to the garden shop!

Denver Art Museum

“Oracles of the Pink Universe” is the fanciful title for a new exhibit at the Denver Art Museum of works by South African artist Simphwe Ndzube, which will run through Sept. 12. Go to

Note to artists

“Art on the Green,” which started last year at Curtis Park in Greenwood Village, next to the Curtis Art Center at 2349 E. Orchard Road, will take place Sept. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Artists’ booths will be spaced far apart and there will be about 80-90 booths, according to Curtis Art Center Director Chris Stevens. The juried fair will include only Colorado artists and there will be food trucks and local musicians. The fair has partnered with the Women of Steel Studio Tour and buses will take attendees to visit six studios with more than 10 visual artists. Information: Contact Chris Stevens at 303-708-6110 or

And Toto Too Theatre

A world premiere of “Fractured Moonlight” by Denver playwright Carrie Printz will kick off a delayed 15th season for And Toto Too Theatre Company on July 8-24, on the lawn at the Colorado Free University Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Go to for tickets.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Colorado Book Awards presents a Lifetime Achievement Award in History on June 26 to Charles Wilkinson, professor emeritus, for his contributions to Colorado and national literary, history, and legal communities. His name is especially celebrated in the area of American Indian law and natural resources law. To attend, call 303-894-7951 or visit This will be an online program where Colorado Book Award winners will read briefly from their works and Charles Wilkinson will speak and read briefly from his work.

Front Porch Concerts

The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, will present a series of Front Porch Concerts on its front plaza, on Wednesday evenings with solo and duet musical jazz acts, in cooperation with Dazzle Jazz. Reserve a table for five ($125, or four ($100) or two ($50)., 720-898-7200, See the website for other Arvada Center programming this summer, including the well-done “Million Dollar Quartet.”


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