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In May, a group of Arapahoe Community College and Colorado Mesa University students traveled to London to “experience a country of diverse architecture, art, food and culture,” said ACC photography professor Trish Sangelo. Their photographs from the trip are exhibited at Colorado Gallery of the Arts from Dec. 5 through Jan. 11, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. Free admission. (Closed Dec. 25 to Jan. 1.)
“A Hudson Christmas” opens Nov. 24 and will sparkle with holiday lights on selected evenings through Dec. 31 at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Hours 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-24, 26-31. Santa will be in residence. Tickets: $7 members; $9 non-members. Hudsongardens.org.
Chorale to perform
The Castle Rock Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Christ’s Episcopal Church, 615 Fourth St., Castle Rock and at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, 14491 E. Smoky Hill Road, Centennial. The program is entitled: “A Spotless Rose: Songs of Christmastide.” Tickets: $10 adults; $7 seniors. Students and children admitted free.
The Littleton Symphony, directed by Jurgen de Lemos, presents its Annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Ten-year-old piano prodigy Madison Suh will perform the “Mozart Concerto No. 21.” Tickets: $21/$19 and $5 for 21 and under. Littletonsymphony.org, 303-933-6824.
“A Victorian Holiday with the Molly Brown House Museum” will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura in Littleton. Special historical performance. 303-795-3961.
Castle Rock Band
The Castle Rock Band will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 with the Faith Lutheran Church Choir at 303 N. Ridge Road, Castle Rock.
The program will include Percy Grainger’s “The Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol,” and Leroy Anderson’s favorite, “Sleigh Ride,” as well as “Festival of Carols,” arranged by Warren Barker.
The band invites new members from high school age up. Castlerockband.com.
Painting in city gallery
Centennial resident and painter Pam Roth O’Mara’s colorful work “Fall Haze” will hang in the Centennial People’s Art Gallery in 2018. It is located in the Centennial Civic Center, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road.
Free holiday visits to the Colorado governor’s residence at the Boettcher Mansion, 400 E. 8th Ave., Denver, are available Dec. 7-10 and 14-17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A commemorative holiday ornament is available for $30.
“Hi-Hat Hattie: A Musical Biography,” a story of screen legend Hattie McDaniel of “Gone With the Wind,” plays through Dec. 21 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Performances: 7:30p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18-$37, aurorafox.org, 303-739-1970.
“Santa’s Big Red Sack” returns to the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, through Dec. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27.50. Avenuetheater.com, 303-321-5925. (Mature audiences.)
“A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas,” by Kris Bauske, is presented by the Northglenn Players at the DL Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn.
Directed by Warren Sherrill. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10, 17. Tickets: $14/$12, NorthglennArts.org.
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