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Bridal shop helps fetch better future for dogs


On Sept. 15, the Bridal Collection, 4151 E. County Line Road, Centennial, combines resources with Brighter Days Dog Rescue at the store, which sells wedding dresses, accessories, moms’ dresses, pageant gowns and prom dresses.

A few dozen rescue dogs will be available at the site and there will be a wedding ceremony for pugs Phoebe (Phoebe Consuela Banana Hammock) and Chuy (Jesus Rodriguez), accompanied by gourmet dog treats, photo ops, giveaways and activities through the day. Perhaps you’ll find that special pup — or a dreamy dress — or both!

Or support Brighter Days, which rescues dogs from dire circumstances across the country. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See

‘The Broken Bone Bathtub’

Well-known metro area artist Lonnie Hanzon and the Enchantment Society present immersive theater performances of “The Broken Bone Bathtub” with Brooklyn-based performance artist Siobhan O’ Loughlin through Sept. 23 at varied locations in the Glens neighborhood of Lakewood. O’Loughlin’s 400th performance will happen while in Denver — she has traveled through the U.S., the UK, Japan and the Philippines with the production, including fringe festivals.

Tickets cost $36 and are available at The performance about a broken hand due to a bike accident — and attendant difficulties — takes place in a bathtub at a private residence for a small audience which becomes the performer’s friends.

One will be informed of the address a day or so before they attend.

Arapahoe Philharmonic

The Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 65th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village.

Music by Ravel, Ives and Robert Schuman will be included. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., with a talk by conductor Devon Patrick Hughes at 6:45 and a Classic Children’s Corner at 7:10. Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2” and Schuman’s “Rhenish Symphony” are on the program, Tickets:

Patricia Aaron

Painter Patricia Aaron of Greenwood Village will have a collection of her work exhibited in “Connected By Color” in the Upstairs Gallery at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, through Nov. 11. She, Jennifer Ivanovic, Sue Oehna and Jodi Stuart each approach the use of color differently. Aaron leaves to paint in Iceland and Ireland soon. See

Curtis Center for the Arts

“Chasing 360” opened Sept. 8 at Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, through Oct. 27.

Artists Kristen Abbott, Dierdre Adams, Molly Berger, Jessica Magee and Julia Rymer will speak at 1 p.m. Sept. 29. Admission free. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 303-797-1779. See

Rembrandt exhibit

“Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker” opens Sept. 16 through Jan. 6 at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. (Open seven days a week.) This exhibit will include about 100 of the painter’s prints, spanning his career from about 1625 to 1665. 720-865-5000,

Lone Tree Art Expo

The 17th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo opens with a reception on Sept. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.. Juried by Doug Kacena, the exhibit will be open through Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and two hours before performances.

Israeli playwright

Theatre Or presents Anat Gov’s “Oh My God!” Sept. 14 to Oct. 14 in Denver (Pluss Theatre, Jewish community center, 350 S. Dahlia, Newman Center for the Arts, and Boulder Jewish Community Center).

Boulder Rabbi Marc Soloway plays God, who is in need of psychotherapy, in some performances, while actor Chris Bleau will perform in others. Director Richard Pegg of Highlands Ranch said “Oh my God!” when Diane Gilboa, Theatre Or’s producer, approached him about the play. “Exactly!” she said.

Sept. 14-30: Mizel Arts and Culture Center Pluss Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. (Tickets On Oct. 6, Rabbi Sloway performs at Hamilton Hall, the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., at 8 p.m. (Bleau at 2 p.m.) (Tickets:, 303-871-7720.)

On Oct. 13-14, Rabbi Soloway performs at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder. (Tickets:, 720-749-2530.)

History camp

History Camp Colorado 2018 is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton campus.

Speakers are still registering, but there will be a wide choice of45-minute sessions: “An 1830s Fur Trader Converses about Plains Indian Trade”; “The Live and Times of Nikola Tesla”; “A Vice for All: The Seedy Side of Denver”; and more.

Historic Littleton Inc. will conduct a historic walk at the end of the day, leading folks to Main Street, where they will perhaps want a beer or a coffee.

See Costs start at $40 plus fees with lunch; more with T-shirt (order by Sept. 20). Registration ends Oct. 6.

Colorado Humanities

“Still Coming Home: Denver Veterans Writing” is available in paperback at bookstores.

Resulted from a workshop led by volunteer veterans. $12.95. Organized by Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book.


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