Highlands Ranch artist Shohini Ghosh will exhibit a series of
her distinctive paintings on copper plates from April 1-29 at The
Great Western Art Gallery in the Brooks Tower, 1455 Curtis St.,
Denver. The gallery is owned by Hilliard Moore of Highlands Ranch
and represents a number of south area artists. A reception is
planned 6 to 9 p.m. April 1. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays
through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 303-396-2787
“Transitions: New Work by Ray Tomasso” will be exhibited April
1-23 at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut St., Denver. Tomasso, an
Englewood artist, works with paper, paints and other materials.
Gallery hours: noon to 9 p.m. Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays;
noon to 7 p.m. on the Second Saturday, April 9, when other Rino
North galleries are open. 303-292-1822.
LI3 Dine Out Day. The Littleton Immigration Initiative has
planned its first fundraiser to assist immigrants who need
assistance with citizenship applications, study of English, GED
preparation and testing, professional licensing and/or tools or
other activities that encourage integration. The owner of Café de
France at Aspen Grove in Littleton, an immigrant himself, will
donate 10 percent of sales of breakfast, lunch or dinner on
Thursday, April 7 to LI3. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 303-347-2424. For
information on LI3, see www.connectingimmigrants.org.
Colorado Stage Company of Lone Tree is presenting “Wally’s
Café,” a comedy in three acts by Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark through
April 16 at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale
Blvd., Lone Tree. Constance Cawlfield directs. Performances: 7:30
p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. April 3, 10. Tickets: $15/$12,
Littleton Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. (preceded by a light
supper at 6 p.m.) on April 6 at Prince of Peace Church, 7000 S,
Windermere St., Littleton. Cindy Amack will speak about plants
recommended by club members — both quick and easy, and fussy ones.
Guests and new members are welcome.
“Chicago” by Kander and Ebb, directed and choreographed by Nick
Sugar, opens at Town Hall Arts Center on April 1, playing through
May 1. Town Hall will also reprise its kids’ show “Aesop-a-Rebop”
at 10 a.m. on Saturdays April 9, 16, 23. 303-794-2787.
Colorado Wind Ensemble performs “Masterworks for Winds: Mozart
to Stravinsky” on April 9 at Littleton United Methodist Church,
5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Featured artist will be pianist
Andrew Cooperstock in Stravinsky’s “Concerto for Piano and Wind
Instruments.” Tickets: $12/ $10/$6. 303-394-4552, www.coloradowindensemble.org.
Compleat Gourmet is celebrating it’s 27th anniversary with
several events in early April: Diana Armstrong of Littleton will
sign copies of her “Somewhere South of Tuscany” from 1 to 3 p.m.
April 1 and will teach a cooking class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 7
($15). Local “Cooking Cardiologist” Dr. Richard Collins will be
signing and cooking from his new book, “The Kardea Gourmet” from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2, as will Belgian Master Chef Daniel Joly
from Mirabelle Restaurant, Beaver Creek, whose book is “Daniel
Joly, Not Just Another Cookbook.” Compleat Gourmet is at 7592 S.
University in Centennial. 303-720-9222.
The Hannah Kahn Dance Company presents “Knoxville: Summer of
1915 and Other Dances” at 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 2 at Lakewood
Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. The 13 member
dance company will present five dances choreographed by Kahn
between 1981 and 2011. The title piece premiered in Boulder in 2010
and features music by Samuel Barber, text by James Agee, performed
by soprano Irene VanHam Friedlob and and pianist Matsumi Moteki.
Tickets: $22/$18. 303-987-7845, www.lakewood.org/culturalcenter.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts invites applications for a summer
Design and Build Internship. There are six openings plus one for a
video intern. There is a stipend. Open to high school seniors and
college undergraduates. See www.moaonline.org for particulars.
Deadline to apply: April 29.
The Arapahoe Philharmonic orchestra plans a “Spring Pops Gala”
at The Wildlife Experience on April 9, with an emphasis on Rogers
and Hammerstein’s music. Information: 720-362-1164, www.arapahoe-phil.org.
Kids are admitted free through April 3 at the Denver Art Museum
for spring break. (All Colorado citizens are admitted free on the
first Saturday of each month). A live performance from the Denver
Indian Center Dance Troupe on Saturday and a chance to explore the
newly-reinstalled American Indian art galleries, with a related
craft project are worth noting for families. 720-865-5000, www.denverartmuseum.org.
Senior Housing Options is auditioning for the regional premier
of “Chasing Manet” by Tina Howe, to be presented July 7 to Aug. 13
at the historic Barth Hotel. (One actress 50+ years; one actress 40
to 50 years; actor 50 to 65 years; actor 35-50 years). Directed by
Terry Dodd. Positions are paid. Auditions : 1 to 4 p.m. April 14 at
the Olin Hotel, 1420 Logan St. Prepare two monologues: one
dramatic, one comedic. To schedule appointment: call Michel Brown,
303-595-4464 x 10.
April is Poetry Month:
Chris Ransick, ACC faculty member and Denver Poet Laureate will
lecture at 6 p.m. April 14 at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center,
2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. He will be joined by
modern poet Kurt Giltner; western poet Henry Mulvihill and modern
poet Leslie delCueto. Free.
ACC’s Writers Studio presents a free Performance Workshop and
Poetry Jazz Festival at 4 p.m. March 31 and April 7 in the Half
Moon, conducted by performing poets Dee Galloway and jazz poet
SETH. Poets who are also musicians are invited to bring
instruments. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirkland Museum will host its Third Annual Ekphrastic Poetry
Evening at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the museum, 1311 Pearl St.,
Denver. $10 per person, $8 members. 303-832-8576 x 0. (Ekphrasis is
the application of one artistic medium to describe another, with
the goal of illuminating the work. Dates back to Greek and Roman
Artists on Santa Fe will feature “Baubles, Coffee Cups and
Mirrors,” by ceramic artist Christine Boyd in April at the gallery,
747 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Macy Dorf of Littleton is the owner.
303-573-5903. Open 6 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, April 1.
Local artists are featured in April at South Suburban Recreation
Centers: Sheryl Dieter has acrylic paintings, “April Flowers,” at
Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.
Robin Levy has work at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave.,
Littleton. Janene DiRico has her equine sculptures at Lone Tree
Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle.
Littleton Museum programs: (The Museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St.,
Littleton. Admission free. 303-795-3950.)
“Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography” is
Michael J. Neufield’s topic at 7 p.m. April 6 at Book Reports at
the Museum. It is also the title of his recent book from National
Geographic. He has been division chair of the Space History
Division of the National Air and Space Museum from 2007 to 2011 and
has four history degrees. Admission is by a free ticket, which
should be picked up in advance at the desk. Tom Overton, president
of the Rocky Mountain Map Society and primary editor of the Atlas
of Colorado Counties, will lecture on “Colorado Counties” at 7 p.m.
April 7 in the Museum’s Thursday Lecture Series. Overton will talk
about the first counties and how they were shaped. The lecture
coordinates with the current map exhibit. Tickets cost $5 general
public; $4 Friends of the Library/Museum (it’s best to pick up in
advance— these lectures tend to sell out).Roxborough State Park’s
“Roxborough Rambles” for April is available by e-mail
(email@example.com). It lists various birding activities,
Phyllis Vandehaar’s Charcoal and Ink class on April 19, an open
house at historic Persse Place on April 3 and kids programs at this
beautiful location, 4751 N. Roxborough Drive, Littleton.
303-973-3959.The Littleton Symphony, directed by Jurgen de Lemos,
will feature violinist Steven Copes, concertmaster of the St. Paul
Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D, op. 61” at
its 7:30 p.m. April 1 concert at Littleton United Methodist Church,
5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The program includes: Mozart’s
“Symphony No. 5,” written when he was 9 years old and convalescing
from a serious illness; “Serenade for Winds” by Richard Strauss;
“Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2” by Ravel. Tickets: $15/$12; free
under 21. 303-933-6824.Good Shepherd Episcopal Church invites the
community to a free choral concert at 2 p.m. April 10. The choir
will perform Schubert’s “Mass in G” and a new suite of five anthems
with text by Dr. Kees Corsmitt and music by Dr. Stephen Feiss,
commemorating five years since Dr. Corsmitt received a kidney
transplant from fellow choir member David McLaughry. The church is
located at 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial.Magician Gene Anderson
will appear at 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 2 at Theatre of Dreams, 735
Park St., Castle Rock. Dan Rodriguez, “The Great Golfini” will open
for him. Tickets: 303-660-6799.The first Denver Style Expo, hosted
by Dana Cain Events of Littleton, will be held at 6 to 10 p.m.
April 1 and Noon to 8 p.m. April 2 at the Denver Merchandise Mart,
I-25 at 58th Avenue, Denver. Featured: Project Runway finalist
Mondo Guerra with his new collection for sale (he will appear
Saturday evening); internationally known hair stylist Charlie
Price; Nina Flowers, finalist on Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Denver Style
Awards will be presented Friday evening. Admission: $10/day; $15
both days. information: www.denverstyleexpo.com.The
ACC Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition runs through April 8 in
Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts, located
in the Annex, east side of the main campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive,
Littleton. A public reception is planned 5 to 7 p.m. March 25.
Original works in Ceramics, design, jewelry, metals, painting,
photography and printmaking will be featured. Gallery hours: noon
to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
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