Littleton City Webmaster Cathy Weaver is also a talented quilter. Her quilt called “My Flower Garden” is included in the City of Littleton Arts …
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Littleton City Webmaster Cathy Weaver is also a talented
quilter. Her quilt called “My Flower Garden” is included in the
City of Littleton Arts and Crafts Exhibit, which runs through Aug.
16 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The
exhibit on the library’s lower level shows other interests of the
versatile city staff. 303-795-3961.
“How to Train Your Dragon” shows at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 on Bemis
Library’s big screen — the August free Saturday matinee, complete
with free admission, popcorn and lemonade. Viking teenager Hiccup
encounters a dragon. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton,
Outsider artist Pete Schulte has an exhibit at Highlands Ranch
Library through July. His show is called “The Fun House” and
includes colorful, humorous scenes of human interaction. On July
18, he invited community participation in a painting of the library
at 9292 E. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. 303-791-READ.
Singer/songwriter Melissa Cox has a history of writing songs to
support environmental causes. She will give a series of benefit
concerts at 8 p.m. Thursdays at McKinner’s Pizza Bar, 2389 W. Main
St., Downtown Littleton, to raise funds to rescue wildlife affected
by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Donations she receives will go to
the Audubon Society. Concerts are open to all ages. No cover.
Paintings by Joseph A. Kennedy will be featured Aug. 6-31 at the
Great Western Art Gallery, 1455 Curtis St., Denver, owned by
Hilliard Moore of Highlands Ranch. Kennedy paints Rocky Mountain
landscapes, and “all things associated with nature” in both
traditional and abstract impressionist style. A reception will be
from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6. The gallery is in Brooks Towers, across
from the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information:
Jakarta, a nine-member band helmed by bassist Isaac Points,
plays Motown, Old School Funk, R&B, soul, hip-hop and more at
6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park
Road, Sedalia. A $60 ticket includes dinner, castle tour, concert
and dessert afterwards with the band. (Cash bar). Reservations
necessary, 303-688-4600. Information: www.cherokeeranch.org/2010.
Bibliophiles will want to visit the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain
Book and Paper Fair on Aug. 6 and 7 at the Denver Merchandise Mart,
I-25 and 58th Ave., Denver. Dana Cain of Littleton has joined with
the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association to promote
the show and says that the 80 exhibitors from across the US, Canada
and Europe show a 20 percent increase over last year. They will
offer vintage and rare books and paper ephemera, ranging in price
from $5 to $5,000. Friday hours: 5 to 9 p.m. and include a wine
tasting, music by Wonderlic and a Challenge Panel discussion on The
Greatest Author of the 20th Century, with audience chiming in.
Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an 11 a.m. program on
Million Dollar Comic Books; 12 Noon discussion of Colorado History
Through Vintage Photographs by Mark Sink, Jim Milmoe and Rob Lewis;
1 p.m. Postcards (vintage family postcards) and Genealogy by Dede
Horan; 2 p.m. Literary Trivia Challenge; 3 p.m. From Stoker to
Stephanie: Evolutionn of the Literary Vampire. Tickets: Friday $10
(also good on Saturday) and Saturday $5. www.rmaba.org.
Here’s a deal! Through Aug. 15, both Denver Art Museum and
Denver Museum of Nature and Science will offer $4 off on tickets
for King Tut and Body Worlds and the Story of the Heart if you
present ticket stubs from the other show. Only valid for redemption
in person with ticket, ticket stub or receipt. See websites for
each for ticket prices, etc.
“Personalize Your Locker” will be offered by South Suburban Park
and Recreation from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 for ages 10 to 14. All
materials furnished. $12/$11, 303-730-4612. Buck Recreation Center,
2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton.
Summer Music Pick and Sing, from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8, invites all
ages to join the Tune Guild with acoustic guitars, singing voices
and picnics on the lawn at DeKovend Park Shelter C. Free event.
Argentina’s ZZK Records Tour will visit the Biennial of the
Americas with Tremor, El Remolon , Chancha Via Ciruito, El G at 8
p.m. July 31, on the McNichols Building Stage, 144 W. Colfax Ave.,
Denver Civic Center Park. This is the finale for the 2010 Biennial.
Go early and visit the art exhibit, The Nature of Things, at
McNichols. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Admission: $9. biennialoftheamericas.org.
Note to all Hinkley High School Alumni from ACC’s Marsha Wooley:
“Do It Again,” a documentary by Mark Penn of musicals staged at the
school, in the Broadway tradition, nearly 40 years ago by teachers
Mel Harp and Kathleen Hayes, narrated by opera singer alum Janice
Hall, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Hinkley High
School, 1250 Chambers Road, Aurora. The event is free and open to
all cast, crew and orchestra alumni of “Camelot,” “Hello Dolly,”
“Music Man” and “Man of La Mancha.” Anyone who loves musicals is
welcome. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Untitled # 31 (Two)” is the Denver Art Museum’s final Friday
event 6 to 10 p.m. July 30. Focus on things that come in pairs:
slam poetry from café Nuba, two Biennial of the Americas curators,
bilingual tours of the Spanish Colonial collection and Joan and
Charlie from Buntport Theater. Free with general admission
(students 2 for 1). denverartmuseum.org. (The DAM has
received national recognition for these programs geared to younger
Swallow Hill Music holds its first Woody Guthrie Festival July
30 and 31. On Friday, performers at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E Yale
Ave., Denver, will include Guthrie’s great granddaughter Sarah Lee
Guthrie and Johnny Iron plus Pete Seeger’s grandson Tao Seeger. On
Saturday, music will move to L2 Arts and Culture Center, 1477
Columbine St., Denver (at Colfax). Instrumental workshops are
planned as are screenings of film documentaries. Ticket prices
vary, including concert only, full day and weekend passes ($25 to
$135). Visit: events.swallowhill.comeventperformances.asp?evt=1153.
Call for artists: The 2010 Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale is
accepting entries for the ninth annual show, scheduled Oct. 2-24 at
Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Deadline is Aug. 20. Categories:
Oil, water media, pastels, mixed media, sculpture. Prizes estimated
at $4000. Entry application at: www.cityoflonetree.com/artexhibition.Littleton
Symphony, directed by Jurgen deLemos, will hold auditions during
July and August for string players and Second Trumpet. There are
required trumpet excerpts and audition requirements for strings.
Call for information and appointment: 303-989-4727 or contact
Arts and Humanities Center presents its 27th Annual All Colorado
Art Show through Aug. 6 at 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood
Village. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays;
5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Admission free. 303-797-1779.The Exotic
Sports Car Show and Concours D’Elegance, a benefit for the United
Cerebral Palsy Colorado organization, which was washed out in the
June 13 monsoons, is re-scheduled at Arapahoe Community College,
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8.
Adults $10, Children under 12 free. www.cpco.org.
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