Castle Rock painter and teacher Cindy Welch will exhibit her works, original watercolors and prints, in the Marketplace at the Douglas County Fair on Aug. 5, 6 and 7. At 500 Fairgrounds Road in Castle Rock.
Water blossom celebration
Reminder: Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the date for the annual Water Blossom Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens, with activities near the Monet Pool. Information, tours and free water plants, while supplies last.
Gregory Alan Isakov will perform with the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall on Aug. 19 and 20, with works from his album “Evening Machines,” as well as a selection from his full catalog. Conductor will be Christopher Dragon. Tickets: coloradosymphony.org/tickets, 303-623-7876.
Catherine Sailer, new music director and conductor, and the Littleton Symphony Orchestra will perform two free outdoor summer concerts: Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m. at Bega Park in downtown Littleton and Aug. 24, 7 p.m. at Clement Park, 7306 West Bowles Ave. Music by Rossini, Bizet, Beethoven, Holst and John Williams. No tickets needed. Bring the family, a picnic and a blanket.
The Colorado Mosaics Artists’ “Mosaics 2022: As Seen Through New Eyes” is at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, through Oct. 2, with a “contemporary translation of an ancient language.” Admission free. See foothillsartcenter.org.
Tickets are on sale at the Arvada Center for Sondheim’s modern fairy tale, “Into the Woods.” It runs from Sept. 9 to 23 and interprets the real life of fairy tale characters ... 720-898-7200. arvadacenter.org.
“Banana Craze” will bring two shows to the Center for Visual Arts, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (Metro State University’s fine gallery) Aug. 26 to Oct. 22. “Banana Craze” looks at how one fruit has shaped the culture and environment of a continent and “Cultivate” explores food access in Colorado. Admission free. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday: noon to 5 p.m. Adjacent free parking. 303-294-5207, msudenver.edu/cva.
Western Welcome Week
The event schedule for Littleton’s Western Welcome week is available online, with concert and fireworks at Sterne Park on Aug. 13 (bring a picnic and stay after dark). Followed by pancake breakfast, “Summer Comes to the Diamond O,” play at Littleton United Methodist Church and the 93rd Grand Parade from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 — plus more ... find a schedule around town! Or online. 303-794-4870 or westernwelcomeweek.org for questions.
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