Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents its annual free children’s concert, “The Village Bandstand: Playin’ in the Park” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at …
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Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents its annual free children’s
concert, “The Village Bandstand: Playin’ in the Park” at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 6 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands
The free program will include: “Clowns, Clowns, Clowns;”
“Cincinnatus (circus march);” “Sunburst (march);” a chance to
conduct the band and see the instruments after the concert. More
favorite music will be chosen from films such as “Pirates of the
Caribbean,” “The Pink Panther” and “Ratatouille.” Information:
www.hrconcertband.org. (Including information for those with a horn
in the closet and nowhere to play it! New band members are
A new event, The Denver County Fair, is being organized by Dana
Cain of Littleton on July 28 to 30 at the National Western Stock
Show Complex. Land was purchased for a county fair in the 1800s,
but plans were interrupted by the Civil War, and it has never
happened until this year. There will be an emphasis on urban
farming, homemade arts and crafts in 10 connected pavilions.
Entries are welcome. Entertainment includes DEVO on July 30, with
help from Barry Fey. Tickets are available online at
Two local fine-art photographers are displaying their digital
photography at Parker Library from Aug. 1 through Aug. 30. Nancy
Myer and Peggy Dietz, both schooled in traditional photographic
techniques, have ventured into the digital photography world, with
intriguing results. “Photography in the 21st Century” is the title
of their show in the Parker Library Gallery, 10851 S. Crossroads
Drive. (Dietz is president of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild which
operates the Depot Art Center, and a member of Littleton’s Fine Art
Auditions will be Aug. 6 for “Illumination: The Theatrical Show
Choir,” newly formed by Lucent Performing Arts. Auditions: 2 to 5
p.m. at the Aurora Fox Theatre. 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora.
Prepare two contrasting songs. Rehearsals will be Sunday evenings
until debut in Ignite Theatre’s “A Chorus Line” Oct. 21. Contact:
Keith Rabin Jr., 720-626-9796 or email@example.com to
schedule an audition.
Books, maps, prints, posters, ephemera from more than 70
dealers… The 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair will
celebrate children’s classics Aug.5 (5 to 9 p.m.); Aug. 6 (10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.) at the Denver Merchandise Mart, I-25 at 58th Ave.,
Denver. On Friday evening, children’s book characters will wander
through the fair. At 1 p.m. Aug. 6, author Paul Beinvenue will
discuss ”The Man Behind the Curtain: How Frank L. Baum Created Oz.”
Earlier, at 11 a.m. there will be a panel on collecting children’s
books. Admission: $10 on Aug 5, includes readmission Aug. 6; $5 on
Aug. 6. Information:www.rmaba.org or 303-756-5821. Free
Fiesta Colorado and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra will perform
at 7p.m. July 28 at the Arvada Center outdoor stage. Included:
Flamenco dance and Miles Davis’ “Sketches of Spain.” Tickets: $15
to $28, 720-898-7200, www.SummerattheCenter.com.
“One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” is open at Gates
Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver. The 20-minute interactive show plays at 10 a.m.,
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. For tickets and more
The 10th Pinery Art Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 13 at Lakeshore Park, the Pinery Corners of Lakeshore Drive
and Thunderhill Road, Parker. The one-day event will feature
photography, watercolor, jewelry, mixed media and more. The juried
show is open to all area artists. For information: Pinery HOA,
email firstname.lastname@example.org., 303-841-8572. Website:
Call for Artists: The 5th Annual Greenwood Village Arts Festival
is accepting applications from artists for the festival. Scheduled
Sept. 17-18 at Cherry Crest Marketplace, Orchard and University.
Applications are at www.greenwoodvillage.com or at the Curtis Arts
and Humanities Center, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village.
Fee: $110-$165. Call Jo Cole, 303-708-6110.
The Cherry Creek Chorale is auditioning all voice parts from 6
to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8. The chorale will present a program at 3
p.m. Sept. 11 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11
tragedies, with other choirs, at the new Lone Tree Arts Center,
10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Free tickets will be required. For
audition appointments and information, 303-789-5920 or
Programs are planned in August to please everyone at Cherokee
Ranch and Castle in Sedalia, 6113 Daniels Park Road. For
reservations, call 303-688-4600; “Zydeco Madness 2011” with Dwayne
Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers is at 6 p.m. July 30. $55, $20
children 12 and under includes Cajun supper buffet, castle tour,
performance, cash bar, dessert and coffee after concert. — “A
Midsummer Night’s Dream” presented by the Denver Center Theatre
Academy (abbreviated performance) at 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5. $25,
$10 12 and under includes picnic supper, tour, performance, dessert
and coffee. — Hear Firefall and Poco together in one concert at 2
p.m. Aug. 14. General admission: $25 per person/4 pack, $75.
Untitled # 39 (It’s Complicated) explores complexities in art in
Denver Art Museum’s last Friday night event, July 29 from 6 to 10
p.m. Get the scoop from experts about artistic processes, enjoy
another Joan and Charlie discussion from Buntport Theater’s cast
(in the third floor freight elevator), hear music and watch other
performers. Free with general admission, which is 2 for 1 for
students with ID. www.denverartmuseum.org.
Littleton Symphony Orchestra has openings for: Assistant
Concertmaster, Assistant Principal Second Violin and all string
sections. The all-volunteer orchestra is conducted by Jurgen
deLemos. Auditions in August, by appointment. Call Bobbi Jones,
Donna Martin of Greater Castle Rock Art Guild will have a youth
class on collage techniques from noon to 2:30 p.m. July 30 at the
Imagine Art Center (formerly Duke’s Restaurant). Classes are geared
for age 12 and under. Charge: $15 for first child in a family and
$10 for others. Contact P J Lenorovitz, 303-979-8403 or
email@example.com before class. Inquire about other classes.
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