Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist blues musician Charlie Musselwhite will perform at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal …
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Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist blues musician Charlie
Musselwhite will perform at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Toad Tavern,
5302 S. Federal Blvd., Littleton. He is touring to promote his
award-winning CD “The Well.” It’s the first full-band recording in
Musselwhite’s almost 50-year career in which he wrote all the
music. He was born in Mississippi, surrounded by blues, hillbilly
and gospel music, then moved to Memphis, where, fascinated by the
blues, he began playing harmonica and guitar. Friends included
blues icon Muddy Waters and others, and he has shared the stage
with many rock and blues musicians. Tickets: $22 advance/$24 day of
The Littleton Chorale’s Western Welcome Week concert, “Across
the Wide Missouri,” will feature Al “Doc” Mehl, cowboy singer and
songwriter, at its 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 concerts at Littleton
United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The chorale
will sing campfire and cowboy songs, Broadway hits, and popular
country and western tunes. Tickets: $15/$12. Children 12 and under
free. www.littletonchorale.org, 303-973-9593.
The Colorado Center for the Blind’s “Hats Off to Broadway” Gala
will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Center, 2233 W. Shepperd
Ave., Littleton. Entertainment by Town Hall singers and actors will
include tunes from classic musicals and numbers from Town Hall’s
upcoming 30th season: “Evita,” “Wizard of Oz,” “A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Brigadoon,” The Who’s “Tommy”
and “The Producers.” Food, silent auction and cash bar will add to
the event. Tickets: $40, which goes to the center’s children’s and
youth program. Call Carol Elzi, 303-778-1130 x 211 or email
The Rocky Mountain Music Festival, schedule from 11 a.m. to 8
p.m. August 28 at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield will featured
four stages, 100 food, beer and merchandise vendors and kid’s
activities. General admission tickets: $35 in advance, $48 at the
gate, $20 ages 13 to 17. Information, schedules: www.the
A Big Band tribute to the Silver Screen Era will be presented at
6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 by the Joe Peterson Orchestra on the lawn at
Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. 303-795-3971.
Bring a chair.
“Rockin’ With Rockwell” will be a show that features a live cast
portraying famous Norman Rockwell paintings, accompanied by music
of the 50s and 60s. Norman Rockwell is interviewed by Edward R.
Murrow about 17 of his most famous illustrations. Local residents
pose in front of painted backgrounds. A fundraiser for Huntington’s
disease, it will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at West
Bowles Community Church, 12325 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Tickets:
$15/$10, www.hdsa,org/co or at the door.
This will be the final weekend to enjoy Bill Weaver’s sculpture
exhibit, “Forged and Fabricated” at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S.
Gallup St., Littleton. His unique works are formed from sheets of
bronze. Admission is free. 303-795-3950. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m.
The Garage Gallery, 5784 S. Rapp St. in Downtown Littleton, will
celebrate it’s new coat of exterior paint with a new exhibit of
painted canvases inside the gallery: “New Paintings— Inside and
Out.” Gallery artists Susan Rommel, Barb and Don Simasko have
invited Lyudmila Agrich to exhibit with them in the show which
opens Aug. 27. 303-703-4080.
Dana Cain of Littleton announces the 6th Annual Denver Modernism
Show Aug. 26-28 at the National Western Stock Show Complex, 4655
Humboldt St., Denver. More than 100 booths with vintage and
contemporary modern design, an art exhibit and a car show, opening
with a Miss Modernism Pageant at 8 p.m. Friday night. Tickets: $20
for the Friday Preview Party (good for the weekend), $8 Saturday
and Sunday. Free 12 and under. Friday: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday: 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibitor list, show
schedules, online ticket sales at www.denvermodernism.com.
Photographer Jon A Yamamoto has a show called: “Cuba Seen: a
musical and photographic view of Havana today” exhibited at the
Imagine Center for the Arts, 960 I-25 in Castle Rock through Aug.
26. Gallery hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. (Plum Creek Exit, 1/4 mile south
of Medved Autoplex on East Frontage Road.
The Aurora Symphony has auditions 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Second Floor Studio at the Aurora
Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora. All instruments
welcome. Perform two contrasting solo-type pieces. Contact:
Front Range Theatre Company: “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Aug. 20
at the Imagine Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, I-25
frontage road south of Medved in Castle Rock. All ages. Directed by
David Truhler. Production dates: Oct. 14 to 30. Prepare a 1-2
minute Shakespearean monologue (not from this play). Bring headshot
and resume. To schedule an audition: 1-866-879-7373 or
Arvada Center: “The 1940s Radio Hour.” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept.
19, 20, Production dates: Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. Directed by Bev
Newcomb-Madden. Call 720-898-7200 for appointment. See
www.arvadacenter.org for information.
The Edge Theatre: “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” by Jeff
Goode. Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Needed eight men and women, age
range flexible. Production dates: Nov. 18 to mid-December plus two
holiday performances including New Year’s Eve. 303-521-8041 or
Miners Alley Theatre: “Rocky Mountain Holiday” by Richard Pegg
and Paige L. Larson. Aug. 22 and 23, 6 to 10 p.m., 1224 Washington
Ave., Golden. Seven characters. For appointment: 303-935-3044.
PACE will host free concerts at O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian
6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18: Missing String Band
1 to 3 p.m. Aug/ 28: Denver Municipal Band, during Art in the
The Parker Writers Group hosts Douglas County Coroner Lora
Thomas and Chief Deputy Coroner Chris Herndon in a program called
“It’s Not CSI …It’s How It’s Really Done!” for writers who want to
include an authentic murder investigation in their work. The group
meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads
Drive, Parker, meeting room A. The meeting is open to all, free and
requires no registration.
Western Welcome Week events continue through Aug. 21 throughout
Littleton. For schedule, pick up a blue brochure at many locations
or see www.westernwelcomeweek.org.
“The Studio Style: Santa Fe Indian School” is a new exhibit,
through Oct. 31, at the Byers-Evans House Museum Gallery, 1310
Bannock St., Denver. In 1890, the school was founded as a boarding
school for secondary students from New Mexico’s pueblos. In 1932,
Dorothy Dunn established “The Studio School” for young Native
American artists to develop their styles. Anne Evans was an early
supporter. Included in the show are works by such well-known
artists as Pop Chalee, Harrison Begay, Blue Corn, Alan Houser
(whose sculpture is exhibited at the Denver Botanic Gardens) and
Quincy Tahoma. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays
through Saturdays. Admission to the gallery is free. House tours
available at a fee.
The Art and Ale Brew Festival will be hosted by The Wildlife
Experience from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 19 at the museum, 10035 Peoria
St., Parker. More than 60 vendors will include breweries and area
restaurants. $45/$80 couple, $35 member. Age 21 and over only.
Hotel package is available, 303-824-1550.
The new Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office is open for single
ticket sales, beginning with its opening show with RENT stars Adam
Pascal and Anthony Rapp in concert. See: www.lonetreeartscenter.org.
Hank Troy, Queen City Jazz pianist postponed his
Aug. 13 concert at Onofrio Piano for the Ragtime Society of
Colorado due to a family emergency. It has been rescheduled to 7
p.m. Aug. 27, at Onofrio Piano, 1332 S. Broadway, Denver. Tickets
cost $20. Information and advance tickets: society president
Colleen Vander Hoek of Littleton: 303-979-4353.
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