Author Susan Orlean will appear at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at an event presented by Arapahoe Libraries at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. She will talk about her most recent best-seller, “The Library Book,” about the mystery of the huge 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library, as well as “The Orchid Thief.” Her books will be available for purchase and signing. Reserve a seat: arapahoelibraries.org, 303-LIBRARY.
Englewood Arts Presents
Beethoven’s “Clarinet Trio” and Saint-Saens’ “Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat Major” as performed by Jason Shafer, principal clarinetist for the Colorado Symphony, will be on the program at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Hampden Hall, in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Shafer will perform with CSO principal cello Seoyeon Min and pianist Hsiao-Ling. Tickets: $25/$20.
Some members of the Littleton fine Arts Guild will collaborate in a “Two Night Stand” show on Nov. 16-17 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. A variety of styles and techniques will be presented. Free. Carol Broere, Sally Van Der Kamp, Gold Orman, Peggy Dietz, Pam Roth O’Mara, Bobbi Shupe, Sam Howard. Artist demos. Reception Nov. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Holiday shopping starts now.
Musical at Town Hall
“Meet Me in St. Louis” opens Nov. 7 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Based on the favorite movie starring Judy Garland. Performances: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m., plus a couple Saturday matinees. See townhallartscenter.org or call 303-794-2787. Family fare. Nice holiday outing...
Call for artists
CORE New Art Space at Pasternack’s Art Hub in the 40 West Arts District, 6851 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood, has an open call for its next show, “Red,” on Nov. 15 through Dec. 1. Opening reception: Nov. 15, 5-10 p.m. Juror is Michael Paglia, critic, writer. Gallery hours: 5-10 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Buntport Theater will reprise two nights only of “The Rembrandt Room” before it travels across the country to Gettysburg College. Nov. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 advance/$20 at the door: buntport.com, 720-946-1388.
The Beverly Belles come to the PACE Center in Parker, 20000 E. Pikes Peak Ave., for two musical performances: Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets: parkerarts.org, 303-805-6800.
The Santa Fe Arts district begins holiday events with Denver Art Week/Linda Riegle/Terry Decker Exhibition at D’art Gallery, Ninth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive. The artists will talk from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Next at D’art: Changes Juried Art show through Dec. 8.
Slavic Soul Party
Balkan brass, Roma accordion, soul-gypsy funk ... Slavic Soul Party reimagines Duke Ellington’s “Far East Suite” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets start at $22. 303-987-7845.
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