Autumn beauty is in every direction

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Recent photos from Littleton’s Andy Marquez remind us of how beautiful it is every direction we look outside. Enjoy a walk in Sterne Park or along the South Platte Riverside, where the trail reaches into Douglas County and meets the C470 trail. Or head east to Goodson Recreation Center and the trail that picks up there — or head west to Deer Creek Canyon Trail. Pack a lunch and picnic, or just saunter in the sunshine amidst the gold that surrounds. The high-country aspens have been great, but we’ve only got to step outside right here to enjoy now.

CORE Gallery

“Symbolic Nature” is the title of a new CORE Gallery member exhibit (Oct. 23-Nov. 8) at the new address: 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. (Large parking lot on the east side). Barbara Veatch, Centennial, is the featured artist. Veatch said: “My Mixed Media Drawings and Paintings look to the natural world for inspiration. I take elements and symbols and utilize them to create abstract narratives ...” Opening reception Oct. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. (First Friday.) See coregallery.org.

New recording

“SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY” by newly-Littleton-based musician Rodney Rice, who is happy to now be located near Red Rocks, is available. Visit rodneyrice.com.

Opera Guild

Watch for an announcement from Denver Lyric Opera Guild of a virtual version of the wonderful annual Master Class and singer competition, which results in one lucky winner receiving a nice cash boost as they begin a professional operatic career ... See denverlyricoperaguild.org.

Vintage Theatre

“Murderers” by Jeffrey Hatcher is playing through Nov. 8 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton Street, Aurora. Directed by Bernie Cardell and Rhyann Sims. Three short plays: “The Man Who Married His Mother-in-Law”; “Margaret Faydle Comes to Town”; and “Match Wits With Minka Lupina.” Performances: Friday/Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $23, $30. vintagetheatre.com, 303-856-7830.

Denver Art Museum

“Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism” opens Oct. 25 at the Denver Art Museum, running through Jan. 24. Tickets ($20/$26) are being sold in two blocks and need to be pre-purchased. Available Nov. 12 online for Oct. 25-Nov. 30. Available Nov. 23 online for show dates Dec. 1 to Jan. 24. See denverartmuseum.org, 720-913-0130.

Jazz orchestra

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 30 at PACE Center, 20000 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, with music by Bill Withers, Al Green, Sam Cooke, Al Jarreau and Otis Redding. Tickets: 303-805-6800, parkerarts.org. They will be mailed with seating assignments, 3-5 days in advance. Seating will be properly spaced, masks required.

PACE Center

Parker Arts Holiday shows are on sale: Parker Chorale Holiday; Christmas With the Clauses; Hazel Miller and the Collective’s Holiday Show and more. Also, in the Art Gallery: “Allegories of Transformation: Highlighting Indigenous Artists” through Nov. 18. 303-805-6800, parkerarts.org.

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