Oktoberfest will be celebrated from 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 24 at Town Center, 9288 Dorchester in Highlands Ranch. At 3 p.m. the annual Dachshund Race …
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Oktoberfest will be celebrated from 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 24 at
Town Center, 9288 Dorchester in Highlands Ranch.
At 3 p.m. the annual Dachshund Race will award first, second and
third places and a Best Dressed prize (registration begins at 2:30
p.m.). Live German entertainment, beer, children’s attractions,
food and dancing will fill the day, sponsored by the HRCAA and the
HRCA. In conjunction, the annual Oktoberfest 5K run/walk and 100
yard dash will be at 12:30 p.m. Registration: $35/$40. Admission is
free and food and children’s activities are on a cash basis.
Michael A. Barnhouse, who has been fascinated by Denver’s 16th
St. Mall since he met Santa there as a child, will talk and show
historic photos of the Mile High City’s “Main Street” from 2 to 3
p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St.,
Littleton. Copies of his book, “Denver’s 16th Street,” will be
The Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival is Sept 23-24. Daytime
sessions are at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock and
evenings at Castle Rock Middle School, where the featured
storytellers will perform for the whole family. They are: Heather
McNeil, former Littleton children’s librarian, from Bend, Ore.;
Bernadette Nason, from England and Austin, Texas; Christopher
Maier, Denver. See the Douglas County Library website for daytime
schedules, geared to professionals. Admission is free. The event is
hosted by the Douglas County Libraries Literacy Department.
“The Bad Seed,” based on a novel by William March about an
8-year-old girl with no conscience, will be performed by drama
students at Rock Canyon High School, MacArthur Ranch Road and
Quebec in Highlands Ranch. Performances: 7 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
Tickets: $8/$6. 303-387-3160.
“Robert Adams: The Place We Live, a Retrospective Selection of
Photographs” opens Sept. 25 in the Gallegher Family Gallery at the
Denver Art Museum and runs through Jan. 2, 2012. The exhibit will
feature more than 200 black and white prints by the Western
photographer. The exhibit was organized by Yale University’s Art
Gallery, and Yale has published a three-volume collection of his
photos and a paperback collection of 100 images. General admission.
The Heritage Fine Arts Club presents a watercolor workshop by
Colorado artist Nancy Condit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madden
Museum, 6363 Fiddler’s Green Circle, Greenwood Village. (Change of
venue for this workshop only). Cost: $30. For material list,
contact Condit at Sand Dollar Gallery, 303-871-8028,
“Collage Techniques for Kids” will be offered by Donna Martin of
the Greater Castle Rock Arts Guild on Sept. 24 at the Imagine Arts
Center (formerly Duke’s restaurant) in Castle Rock. Ages 6 to 12:
10:30 a.m. to noon; Ages 12 and up 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring scrap
papers, photos, etc., you would like to include in a collage. A
supply list will be provided by Martin at
email@example.com. Cost is $15 per child, $10 for
another from the same family. Contact Martin if interested.
Reminder: Oct. 7 is the deadline to enter the Lone Tree Art
Exhibition and Sale, which will run Nov. 12 to Dec. 13 at the new
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Search
www.callforentry.org alphabetically for the Lone Tree Art
Exhibition. See www.lonetreeartscenter.org for more
The Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30
at its new venue, Mission Hills Church, 620 South Park Dr.
Littleton. “By Popular Request” is the name of the concert, which
will include favorites by Respighi, with brass and cello solo plus
Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. Tickets: $25-$10, 303-781-1892,
Queen City Jazz will play for worship on Oct. 2 at Our Father
Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly, Centennial. Wendy Harston will sing
with the band. The service will be followed by the annual
Octoberfest, when Queen City will become a Polka Band! The public
is invited. Free-will offering. 303-779-1332.
The Aurora Fox Theatre is hosting a new series of staged play
readings at 7 p.m. in the studio theater, 9900 E. Colfax. Tickets
cost $5. No reservations needed. Details at www.aurorafox.org. On
Monday, Sept. 26, the play will be Denver playwright Josh
Hartwell’s “Nothing But Skin” about a dysfunctional African
American family at their summer lake house. On Oct. 3, “Turquoise
Wind “by Kurt Procter, artistic director of Utah Contemporary
Theatre, is scheduled.
German Day will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 1 at
Helga’s Deli, 14197 E. Exposition Ave. in Aurora (across from
Aurora Mall, where there is ample parking). German dance bands,
folk dance, food and drink. South metro residents Peter and Marily
Kron are in the Edelsteiner German Dance Band and organizer Cara
Meier is a retired LPS teacher. At 2 p.m. unique instruments such
as the Alpenhorn, a harmonica band and a blockfloete (recorders of
all sizes) band, zither and button accordion. Admission: $1, free 6
and under. A tent in the Kultur Garten will offer educational
activities, including genealogy. www.germandayincolorado.org.
Colorado Ballet opens its season with “Swan Lake” on Oct. 7
through Oct. 23 at the Elie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver
Performing Arts Complex. Choreography will be after Marius Petipa
and Lev Ivankov, with original choreography by Amanda McKerrow and
John Gardner, former principal dancers with the American Ballet
Company. It was first set on Colorado Ballet in 2008 and attracted
sold-out audiences. A full orchestra will accompany the dancers.
Performances will be: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22; 2 p.m.
Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets: $20 to $140.
Experience Your Brain at Unfinished# 41 (Grey Matter) on the
final Friday, Sept. 30 at the Denver Art Museum. Offbeat art
encounters, munchies, music, conversation about Cristo’s Over the
River project, Buntport’s Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme
in the third floor freight elevator and more. Admission is 2 for 1
with student ID. www.denverartmuseum.org.
A trip to our past for families: Harvest at the Homestead takes
place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plains Conservation Center,
21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. Cider, wagon rides, heritage games
and crafts, music, Cheyenne life at the teepees, Native American
dancers and more … $7/$5 nonmembers. 303-693-3621, www
The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra’s “New Beginnings” concert is
scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the orchestra’s shiny new
venue, the Lone Tree Arts Center, at 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree.
The program includes: Paul Dukas: “Fanfare from LaPeri;” Ludwig Von
Beethoven: “Consecration of the House;” Robert Russell Bennett:
“Selections from Kiss Me Kate;” Antonin Dvorak: “Symphony No. 9
From the New World.” Tickets: $10/$5, www.lonetreeartscenter.org or
Call for artists: The 10th Annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition and
Sale, scheduled Nov. 12 to Dec. 31, invites interested artists, age
18 and older, to enter by Oct. 7. Up to three pieces of art may be
submitted via café, www.callforentry.org, (search for Lone Tree Art
Exhibition). Create a profile and upload digital images.
Categories: Water Media, Pastels, Mixed Media, Sculpture. Juror is
well-known watercolorist Pat Fostvedt. Cash awards are estimated at
$4,000. Best in Show will receive 30 days of gallery space for up
to 10 images following the exhibit. Contact: Kirstin Bomgardner,
Englewood Arts begins its new season at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
24 with host violist Catherine Beeson and an ensemble of Colorado
Symphony Orchestra musicians who will perform Tchiakovsky’s
“Souvenir of Florence” and Glazunov’s “5 Novelettes for String
Quartet.” Tickets: $15/$12/$5. www.englewoodarts.org,
The Denver Municipal Band, the nation’s oldest professional
concert band, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Buck Recreation
Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, continuing South Suburban’s
“Year of American Arts.” Tickets: $10/$8. www.sspr.org or
Arapahoe County’s annual Senior Resource Day, “Pathways to
Wisdom: the Dynamics of Aging” will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Sept. 30 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 Powers Ave., Littleton. A
9 to 11 a.m. program on “The Dynamics of Aging” will include a
presentation by Cile Chavez, a consultant on human development and
former Littleton Superintendent of Schools. Music and a ceremony
will be included. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. exhibits will be open and
snacks will be available. Participants can bring up to three boxes
or garbage bags of confidential documents to be shredded.
W.I.S.E, The Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History
Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the 7th Floor training
room of the Central Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue
Parkway, Denver. The speaker will be James K. Jeffrey, the
library’s collection specialist in genealogy, who will talk about
“British Isles Research at the Denver Public Library. Guests are
“Eccentrics Unlimited” the Sept. 24 program by Stories on Stage,
will feature the couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker (L.A.
Law) reading stories by Dorothy Parker, Lorrie More, William
Faulkner plus an original winner of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Contest. This is the 11th season for this series. It invites
prominent actors to read short stories. It will be primarily at Su
Teatro at the Denver Civic Theatre this year, 721 Santa Fe Drive,
Denver. Programs will be at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 Tickets:
$25. www.storiesonstage.org, 303-494-0523. Two of the Stories on
Stage programs will be presented later at the Lone Tree Arts
“Something Old, Something New,” will be presented by Augustana
Arts with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David
Rutherford, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church,
6337 S. Robb Way, Littleton and 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Augustana
Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. Tickets: $20/$15/$8,
303-388-4962, www.augustanaarts,org. Music by Bach, Ravel,
Denver Botanic Gardens has its annual Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the York Street location.
Horticulturists will be on hand to answer questions. Admission $6.
Peter Davison, “Poet of Motion,” will appear at 7:30 p.m. Sept.
23 and 24 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock.
Reservations required, 303-660-6799. ($22.50).
Vocalist Donna Wickham will sing tunes by Lamont School of
Music’s Lynn Baker in Cherokee Castle’s Great Hall on Sept. 24.
Ticket buyers ($65) will receive a free copy of Baker’s CD “Azure
Intention.” Ticket includes Castle tour, buffet supper, cash bar,
performance, dessert and coffee with musicians. (6 p.m.)
On Sept. 25, Master Percussionists of the Colorado Symphony
Orchestra will perform at Cherokee Castle. ($60/$30 children 8 and
under). 5 to 8 p.m. General admission at 6 p.m. performance at 6:30
p.m. Cherokee Ranch and Castle are at 6113 Daniels Park Road,
Sedalia. Reservations: 303-688-4600.
The Aurora Fox has auditions for “Xanadu” from 7 to 10 p.m.
Sept. 26, 9900 E. Colfax. Parts: one woman 20 to 30; one man 20 to
30; one man 40 to 60; two male and four female chorus members. All
must sing and dance. Prepare to show a special skill if asked to
stay. (roller skating, juggling, fire eating, etc.) By appointment:
303-739-1970. Production dates: March 2, 2012, to April 1,
Colorado Watercolor Society’s “New Trends Exhibit” will be at
the CoArt Gallery, 846 S. Santa Fe Drive, Denver, through Sept. 25.
(Three paintings by rita derjue of Littleton are included). An
opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Gallery hours:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 303-573-5503.
“T. Rex Encounter,” a new exhibit, is open at the Denver Museum
of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Travel back 67
million years to explore the Cretaceous world of Tyrannosaurus Rex
and contemporary wildlife. Advanced robotics bring animals to life,
near skeleton cast from actual dinosaurs. Presley Conkle, of
Highlands Ranch, has written a script to be used in a time machine
experience for kids. For ticket information and hours, see
www.dmns.org. Related IMAX films: “Waking the T. Rex: the Story of
Sue,” and “Dinosaurs Alive!”
Find our theater listing, Curtain Time, online if it doesn’t
appear in print.
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