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Denver Lyric Opera Guild events open to public

Opera lovers are invited to enjoy several free performance events this season, beginning with Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Louise Conter Master Class, conducted by Charity Koepke, Opera Colorado’s … more

‘Animals, Tame and Wild’ inhabit art gallery

Through March 1, a Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ exhibit — “Animals, Tame and Wild” — will feature visions of the animal world, those near and dear and those who inhabit far places. … more

Photographers share views of world in show at church

Tim Kathka and Bill Knoll, both members of the active Littleton Fine Arts Guild (and both Nebraska natives), will exhibit their photographs in the gallery at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in … more

Many things go into sculptures at exhibition

“Opening Outward: Sculpture by Jeff Globe Wise” opened Jan. 24 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton and will continue through March 1 during museum hours. It features wood, … more

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and … more

King of Rock Flamenco makes Denver home

The traveling, rootless life of gypsies doesn’t appeal to everybody, but for guitarist Javier Gutierrez, better known as El Javi, embracing life on the road led not only to self-discovery but … more

Denver metro community service groups push for younger recruits amid membership challenges

They help distribute eyeglasses to people in need in other countries. They make sure cancer patients get Valentine’s Day gifts. They light children’s faces up with much-needed school supplies. … more

Memoir recounts longing, looking for birth mother

Sara Easterly recently introduced her newly published memoir, “Searching for Mom,” to an audience at Littleton’s Tattered Cover, where the book sold out. Easterly, a Seattle resident for 20 … more

Dance performance never grows old

“Peter Pan,” J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, as interpreted by Colorado Ballet, continues through Feb. 9 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Center for Performing Arts. Check on ticket … more

Fairy tale characters take stage in show not for kids

Fairy tale princesses have long been part and parcel of our literary and social fabric, as they were created from ancient folk tales — and have more recently evolved through Disney films and now, … more

Artworks bring color to library in winter

Longtime Littleton painter rita derjue has an exhibit of colorful recent works at Bemis Library through Jan. 30 in the gallery. Some are familiar mountain landscapes, while others may be scenes from … more

‘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
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