Travis Tritt kicks off PACE Mainstage season

Sonya Ellingboe


Travis Tritt will headline the 2013-2014 Mainstage season at the PACE Center, in Parker, where a schedule of national and regional acts is planned through May 18. Tritt, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 with his band. Tickets cost $75, available at or 303-805-6800. Also scheduled: Second City in October; Jonathan Batiste; Leahy Christmas; “Bingo,” a musical; Colorado Symphony; Celtic Nights; Wonderbound dance, Denver Brass and more. See the website for more information.

What’s it worth?

Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, hosts its annual Antique Appraisal Fair from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Bring a maximum of two items — dishes, jewelry, coins, toys, books, lamps, glassware, or photos of large items, to be evaluated by local appraisers. To register for a time slot, call 303-795-3961.


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Reminder to artists

The Twelfth Annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale entry deadline is Sept. 15. Artists may submit up to three images on CaFE ( in oil, pastel, water media, mixed media, sculpture. Entries cannot have appeared at Lone Tree previously. A $35 entry fee can be submitted online or mailed to Art Exhibition, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124. The exhibit will run Nov. 16 to Jan. 5. Katherine Smith Warren is juror. Cash awards estimated at $4,000. Best of Show winner will have 30 days of gallery space. See City of Lone Tree website for more information,

Asian cuisine and more

Chef Andrea McGrath, a Johnson & Wales University graduate who has studied Asian cuisine in Thailand and Singapore, will teach and demonstrate at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. On Oct. 3, chef Elizabeth Buckingham will teach Indian cuisine at Parker Library and on Nov. 7, Chef Monte Johnson will talk about American comfort food/holiday cuisine. Register in advance at

Art at ACC

The Fine Arts Faculty and Friends Exhibition will be located in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the Annex at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, from Sept. 5 to Oct. 9. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6. More than 25 artists have confirmed that they will participate. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Open Tuesdays until 7 p.m.

Pan Café Trio

Multi-instrumentalists Art Bouton, Tom Miller and Evan Orman will perform a new brand of chamber music as the Pan Café Trio on Sept. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Sedalia’s Cherokee Ranch and Castle Great Hall. At $55 ticket includes castle tour, dinner buffet, performance and coffee and dessert with the musicians. Miller is a percussionist, Orman plays bandoleon and cello and Bouton, of Lone Tree, plays woodwind instruments. Reservations: 303-688-4600.


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