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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely … more

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time … 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

Gardens offer amazing lights, decor for holiday strolling

Elves and others have been hard at work filling Hudson Gardens’ trees and pathways with lights and assorted decorations so that families can embark on a magical holiday stroll through the gardens, … more

Colorado Ballet performs holiday classic ‘Nutcracker’

Colorado Ballet presents its 59th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver, from Nov. 30 to Dec. … more

Painter, photographer join forces in exhibit at library

Two local artists who are active with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Gallery, have collaborated in an exhibit on the lower level at Bemis Library, in which two sets of … more

Used books provide spine to get through winter blahs

Mark the calendar for Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and 8 (noon to 5 p.m.) when Koelbel Library’s Used Book Sale will offer possible gifts for many folks on your holiday list — as well as a stock … more

Author coming to talk about two of her books

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 … more

Authors of Colorado books are named to hall of fame

Naturalist, historian, Colorado native and author Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock is among 21 honored authors who have published books in or about Colorado. They were inducted into the newly formed … more

Classic funk rockers coming to outdoor show

War, a longtime funk rock band, will perform at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Founding member/frontman Lonnie Jordan will be performing with the band. … more

Craft fair guaranteed to draw attendees

The 2019 Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, rain or shine, featuring more than 250 crafters’ booths with handmade wares. Attendance is … more

New works coming to area art gallery

Littleton artists Tatiana Dowell and Michelle Lamb will exhibit new work opening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 25 at CORE New Art Space, in 40 West, at 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Dowell creates … more

Art show is record of voyage to Italy

“A Tour of Italy” opened Aug. 12 at the Colorado Gallery of Arts, in the Annex at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. … more

Artists collaborate on pieces in show

“Meyerose and Smith: Collaborations” will run Aug. 30 to Oct. 30 at the PACE Center’s gallery at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker. It features 12 collaborative paintings by Jennifer Meyerose and … more

Fingerstyle guitarist to appear in free concert

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow will bring traditional music from the British Isles and his own Celtic-inspired compositions to a free performance in Bemis Library at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. … more

Baroque music on period instruments set for free show

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will bring its unique repertoire and sound to Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: “Music of the Baroque.” The … more

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides … 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
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