In addition to walls filled with paintings, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members feature small arts and crafts pieces that make great gifts as they open the Holiday Art and Gift Market at the Depot Art …
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In addition to walls filled with paintings, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members feature small arts and crafts pieces that make great gifts as they open the Holiday Art and Gift Market at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Guild members also offer the Affordable Art Show at the Town Hall Art Center’s Stanton Gallery at 2450 W. Main St. in Littleton through Jan. 22. Open 10-5 Monday to Friday and during performances. (“Newsies” is open now through Christmas and tickets are another of our favorite gift ideas! See townhallartscenter.org.)
Central City Opera Company
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be performed by Central City Opera Company at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at Trinity Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver. Tickets: $12 children, $42 adults.
Chamber music will be performed on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. with Silver Ainomae in a return visit with his cello and Joshua Sawicki on piano plus Colorado Symphony musicians. The show is in Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $30, $25, 10. 303-806-8196, englewoodarts.org.
“Disney’s Newsies: The Musical” plays at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton through Dec. 30 Tickets: $50 $44, $35. townhallartscenter.org. Also, “Fezziwig’s Ball,” a Christmas Carol participation play, is at Town Hall on Dec. 17 only.
“A Hudson Christmas” with twinkling lights and festive garden walks at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, runs Dec. 9, 10, 11; 15-24 and 26-31. Doors open 5-9 p.m. Dated tickets: $15 adult, $12, children, free 3 and under. Flex tickets: Adult $20, child $17. hudsongardens.org.
Blossoms of Light
Blossoms of Light through Jan. 7 at the Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street. 4:30-9 p.m. botanicgardens.org.
Trail of Lights
Trail of Lights is 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 16-Jan. 1 at Chatfield Farms. (Both are closed Dec. 25-buy tickets in advance.) $16 adult, $14 adult member; $12 senior, $12 child ages 3-16, free 2 and younger. botanicgardens.org.
“Who’s Holiday!” with Jenny Mather as Cindy Lou Who in a riff on Dr. Seuss, a new play by Matthew Lombardo, directed by Heather Frost. Presented by Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Through Dec. 31. Tickets, $21 vintagetheatre.org, 303-856-7830. Not appropriate for children due to language and sexual references.
“Shared Visions” is an art exhibit that invites you to touch! At Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. Cooperative creation of ACC students and those from Colorado Center for the Blind. Hours: 9-5 Monday-Friday, 9-7 on Thursdays. Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2. 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.
Cherry Creek Chorale
Cherry Creek Chorale presents “Ring in the Season” on Dec. 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Tickets: cherrycreekchorale.org.
“Forest of Stories” at all Douglas County Libraries through Jan. 7. Interactive exhibit of more than 120 decorated trees, dressed up in stories. Interactive scavenger hunt. Life-sized attractions. dcl.org/forest-of-stories.
Stories on Stage: “Making Merry” is presented Dec. 17 at Nomad Theatre, Boulder and Dec. 18 at the King Center, Denver. at 2 p.m. A virtual premiere is at 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Actor Jamie Horton is scheduled to return. Tickets: 303-494-0523.
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