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‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off … more

Abstract artist to share techniques, approaches

Denver-based abstract artist Homare Ikeda will teach “A New Look at Tools and Skills” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 7 for guild members and guests of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe … more

Paintings and princesses come to gallery, theater

Fanciful paintings by Tara Pappas of Laramie, Wyoming will fill Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., in January while the theater runs performances of the … more

Black cowboys are focus of jazz show

“Cross That River: A Concert About the Black West,” with jazzman Allan Harris, tells the story of black cowboys in the unsettled West of the 1860s and about Blue, a runaway slave who escapes … more

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus … more

Scene stays green, says no to snow

Under the huge glass house conservatory — and in the Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. location — one can find greenery and flowers while the garden is covered with snow. In … more

Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow … more

Mountain-themed art show is peak experience

“The mountains are calling and I must go …” is a theme for a new exhibit at Curtis Center for the Arts: “MTNS” will open Jan. 11 and run through Feb. 22 at the Curtis Center, 2349 E. … more

‘This is Colorado’ has dozens of works on display

Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College is again host for Heritage Fine Arts Guild’s annual “This Is Colorado” exhibit — running through Jan. 16. This would be a good spot … more

Immersive experience is holiday display on steroids

Yes, I know it’s a long way to Aurora for some of you, but Camp Christmas offers such a happy destination that I’m hoping readers will consider a trek. The giant Hangar at Stanley Marketplace is … more

Gardens offer amazing lights, decor for holiday strolling

Elves and others have been hard at work filling Hudson Gardens’ trees and pathways with lights and assorted decorations so that families can embark on a magical holiday stroll through the gardens, … more

Let there be lights

David Martin is beginning to be known around his neighborhood as “the Christmas lights guy.” His house, at 831 S. Kline Way in Lakewood, is known for its extravagant display of multi-colored … more

Paintings, photos bring outdoors indoors

One walks into the exhibit room at Bemis Library in Littleton and breathing immediately gets easier. Blue skies, green trees, fresh air and sounds of nature surround a viewer of “Near and Far,” … more

It’s the most ‘Nutcracker’ time of the year

There are plenty of “Nutcracker” performances around the holiday season. One is by Colorado Ballet, which has tickets remaining for some dates, but we recall that it was completely sold out last … more

‘Destination’ is theme for Own an Original show

Littleton’s Fine Arts Board has decided to add a theme to its open entry exhibits and for the 50-plus-year-old Own an Original. It is “Destination,” which opened on Nov. 22 and runs through … more

Painter, photographer join forces in exhibit at library

Two local artists who are active with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Gallery, have collaborated in an exhibit on the lower level at Bemis Library, in which two sets of … more

Used books provide spine to get through winter blahs

Mark the calendar for Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and 8 (noon to 5 p.m.) when Koelbel Library’s Used Book Sale will offer possible gifts for many folks on your holiday list — as well as a stock … more

Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana … more

The play's the thing: New era of playgrounds brings more risk, reward for kids

Millennial parents who haven’t visited a playground in a decade or two are in for a surprise: The new era of playgrounds is a heck of a lot more fun than the safety-obsessed playscapes of the 1990s … more

Family fare comes to area stage for holiday happiness

With the 20th century barely under way, St. Louis residents, including the Smith family, were excited at the prospect of the 1904 World’s Fair, which ran from April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Also called … more
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