Englewood Arts Presents continues its “Chamber Music of the Masters Series” at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 with Beethoven’s “Septet in E-flat Major.” …
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Englewood Arts Presents continues its “Chamber Music of the
Masters Series” at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 with Beethoven’s “Septet in E-flat
Major.” Colorado Symphony Orchestra hornist Fritz Foss will host
this concert at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000
Englewood Parkway. This work was written just before Beethoven’s
awareness of his encroaching deafness and includes youthful solos
for instrumentalists, especially for the clarinet, which was
innovative at the time. CSO musicians include: Dorian Kincaid,
violin; Mary Cowell, viola; Thomas Heinrich, cello; Jeremy Kincaid,
bass; Abby Raymond, clarinet; Michael Sundell, bassoon; Fritz Foss,
horn. Tickets: $15/$12/$5 under 18.303-806-8196, www.englewoodarts.org.
Tickets are on sale at Douglas County Libraries for the Oct. 13
presentation by star chef Rick Bayless at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildlife
Experience. The event is a fundraiser for the Douglas County
Libraries Foundation to fund literacy programs. Bayless, known for
his public television series “Mexico — One Plate at a Time,” has
published several cookbooks, including new “Fiesta at Ricks:
Fabulous Foods for Great Times With Friends.” Tickets: $60 includes
a 6 p.m. reception with Bayless, advance book sales, preferred
seating; $30 for Chef Bayless’ presentation. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
See your library or douglascountylibraries.org.
(See related story).
The Opus 5 Wind Quintet will open the Littleton United Methodist
Church Fine Art Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at LUMC, 5894 S. Datura
St., Littleton. Flutist Elizabeth Hicks-Kinmey, oboist Jean Loucks,
Clarinetist Greg Dufford, bassoonist Deborah Torp and horn player
Ronald Torp will perform Barber’s “Summer Music;” Gershwin’s “Porgy
and Bess;” Latin music and selections by French composer Claude
Arrieu, Mozart and Agay. Admission is free. 303-794-6379.
“A Mixed Bag,” an invitational show organized by Arapahoe
Community College’s Art Coordinators, runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 12 in
the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC. A reception will be 5 to 7
p.m. Oct. 15. Included: photography by John Bonath, Lincoln
Phillips; jewelry and metals by Harold O’Connor; ceramic sculpture
by Vicky Smith; wall constructions, drawings, small sculptures by
Charles Parsons; linocut, watercolor and found paper by Robert St.
John; raku-fired ceramics by Bob Smith; mixed media, painting and
shoes by Deborah Howard. Previous experience with ACC’s
invitational shows leads us to expect a really interesting
experience. Hours: 12 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 5 to 7
p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 16 and Nov. 6.
Colorado Ballot Issues 2010: a hot topic throughout Colorado
will be discussed by Active Minds from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Bemis
Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. 303-795-3961.
The September “A Most Unlikely Trio Concert” was so popular, it
will repeat at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 at Columbine United Church,
6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton, according to church music
director Mitch Samu. Performers: Barry Brown; Erik Bryan, Robert
Johnson. Bryan is a versatile singer/actor, who performs musical
theater, opera and jazz; Brown is a director, choreographer,
arranger, educator and member of the a capella group 17th Avenue
All Stars. Johnson has also appeared in musicals, with national and
regional figures such as Stevie Wonder and Stan Getz and won local
awards as best jazz vocalist and more. Tickets: $10 students/ $20
advance/$30 at the door. 720-670-6732.
Pianist Christina Lan, 17, of Littleton and violinist Isabelle
Wong, 16, of Centennial will perform Oct 10 in the third and final
”2010 Showcase Series” concert presented by Young Musicians
Foundation of Colorado. Also performing: Ian Buckspan and Henry
Zhang at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave.,
Denver. Admission via suggested donation: $10/$8/$5. www.youngmusiciansfoundation.org.
“Proof” by David Auburn, a Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play,
will be presented by Colorado Stage Company Oct. 15 to Nov. 13 at
Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree.
Directed by Constance Cawlfield. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays,
Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 24 and 31. Tickets: $15/$12,
The 2010 Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale opened Oct. 2 at the
Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. The exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 8
p.m. through Oct. 24. Purchases can be made at the concierge
The Parker Chorale’s inaugural concert, “Choral Americana! A
celebration of American Composers,” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9
at Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker. The new
choral group, with 50 singers, is led by John J. Polinski. It is
establishing a tradition of support for music education, inviting
the Legend High School Cantores to participate in this concert.
Tickets: $7 advance, $10 door, parkerchorale.org or
Littleton Museum’s Annual Harvest Festival will be 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton.
Pumpkins and refreshments for sale. Music by Liz Masterson 10 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. and by Willson and McKee from 1 to 3:15 p.m.
Admission free. 303-795-3950.
The Pumpkin Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 85
— Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct.
9 and 10. Pick pumpkins in a 10-acre patch (average cost $5), enjoy
amusement rides, pony rides, entertainment stages, hands on arts
and crafts, cider press demonstrations and more. Ghost tours of the
1860s homestead, tractor rides… Admission: $6/$4: members $5/$3,
children in costume admitted free. Combo tickets for festival and
corn maze available. www.botanicgardens.org.
Colorado Ballet resurrects its popular production of “Dracula,”
choreographed by Michael Pink, Oct. 15-24 at the Ellis Caulkins
Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Performances: 7:30
p.m. Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Oct. 17, 23, 24; 6:30 p.m. Oct.
20. Tickets: $19 to $135, www.coloradoballet.org,
303-837-8888 ext. 2.
Afficianados of Southwestern art will want to visit “From the
Earth” at Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver,
opening Oct. 15 and featuring a group of nationally recognized
artists. A series of afternoon lectures includes weaver Eppie
Archuleta; santera Gloria Lopez Cordova, Mata Ortiz potter Juan
Quezada and many more, beginning on Oct. 15. We will report more
about this exciting show after it opens, but the lectures are
scheduled just following the opening, so please check the website
for dates. See: www.museo.org.
Publicist Barb Stover of Littleton advises that Alpha Xi Delta’s
Denver Alumnae Association will host its 6th annual fundraising
Sweet Charity Brunch, Boutique and Auction from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. on Oct. 16 at Colorado Community Church, 3651 S. Colorado
Blvd., Englewood. Proceeds support philanthropic projects including
Autism Speaks, Boys and Girls Clubs of Denver, FACES, Family Crisis
Center. Tickets: $20 at the door/$15 by Oct. 8, Barbara Vietti,
303-979-7561, email@example.com. Jubilee Hot 7
jazz band will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Good
Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial.
Members, who have played together for five years: Mike Evans,
trumpet; Molly Kauffman, keyboard, vocals; Dick Kloehn, drums; John
Mumford, banjo; Joe Roller, trombone; Joe Walsh, tuba; Jeremy
Wendelin, sax and clarinet. Information: 303-740-2688.Cherokee
Ranch and Castle has moved events into its Great Hall after a
summer of tent performances. October listings follow, with times
and ticket prices. (Castle tour, supper buffet, concert, dessert
and visit with musicians, cash bar). The castle is at 6113 N.
Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Reservations: 303-688-4600. And, see
for a schedule of holiday teas and brunches. Oct. 16, 6 p.m.
Preludes to Bach’s Four Lute Suites and Others by guitarist Ricardo
Iznaola, University of Denver Lamont School of Music. $75. Edgar
Allan Poe: Dark Whispers of Genius by David Skipper: $60, Oct. 29,
6:30 p.m. Halloween Castle Speakeasy Grand Opening 7 to 11 p.m.,
Horrors d’ouevres, Booverages, meet the Gambino family and
flappers, gangsters, mobsters, murderers. Costume contest at 10
p.m. Music by Mid-life Crisis. $55. Several local venues list
no-cover charge live music, produced by Alpine Music Connection, on
October weekends: Contact venue or website to confirm: Pat’s on
Littleton, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., 303-730-2943; Platte River Bar
and Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 303-798-9356; The
Slam Bar, 9660 E. Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village,
303-799-1300.Learn to sing barbershop harmony: Sound of the Rockies
Barbershop Harmony Society, headquartered in Centennial, offers
free singing lessons, “Ready! Set! Sing! 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday
evenings, Oct. 14 through Nov. 18 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
Church, 7691 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Chorus director is
Darin Drown of Grandview High School. Prospective members and
guests welcome. Information: www.soundoftherockies.com.The
Parker Writers Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in Meeting Room
A at Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, Parker. the
speaker, Ron Heimbacher will present “Playing Spider: Enticing Your
Web Audience.” Social media and emerging media will be discussed.
Free and open to all. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roxborough Arts Council’s Roxborough Gallery at the Marketplace,
8357 Rampart Range Rd. #106 (corner of Waterton Canyon Road) holds
its monthly Second Friday Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday Oct.
8. Refreshments and original artwork by members. The Lone Tree
Symphony Orchestra’s Oct. 8 concert is called “A Walk on the Wild
Side.” The orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist
Church, 9941 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. The program includes
Bennett’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” J. S. Bach’s “Fantasia
and Fugue,” Gounod’s “Funeral March of a Marionette” and Borodin’s
“Symphony No. 2 in B Minor.” A $5 donation is
appreciated.“Aesop-A-Rebop” will be presented by Town Hall
Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 16: “Tortoise
and the Hare,” the Ants and the Grasshopper,” “The Fox and the
Grapes,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Weekday shows run Mondays
through Fridays, particularly for school field trips, but
individuals can attend then too. Tickets: $7. Town Hall is at 2450
W. Main St. in Downtown Littleton. 303-797-2787 ext 5. www.townhallartscenter.com/childrenstheatre.
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