Get out and get an eyeful at Goodson


Each year, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee selects new outdoor works by Colorado sculptors and displays the pieces near the entrance to Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd. in Centennial. There will be a ceremony from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, to celebrate the 2021-22 selections, which will be exhibited as the current Art on Loan selections for a year. They are: “Dependence” by Tina Suszynski; “Jack-Knife” by Stephen Shachtman and “Peche” by Charlotte Zink.

History Colorado

Dawn DiPrince was named the new executive director of History Colorado and will assume the role on Sept. 1, 2021, succeeding the retiring Steve Turner. She was chosen from more than 100 applicants for the position and will oversee the museum at 1200 Broadway in Denver and other local museums in towns across the state. She has worked at El Pueblo History Museum and with all the other History Colorado Community Museums, moving to Denver in 2019 to become the organization’s chief operating officer.

Last chance

“The Way We Played” will close July 24 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Includes types of toys and a memory share station, where visitors can recall favorite toys from childhood and how they played with them. 303-795-3950.

Central City Opera

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, is the summer home for Central City Opera’s productions: “Carousel,” by Oscar Hammerstein II, a Tony award-winning musical and “Rigoletto” an opera by the Italian Giuseppe Verde, written in 1832. See Central City Opera Festival’s listings for dates, times and tickets, which range from $25 to $75 for both productions. Advance reservations are recommended. Go to


Plan ahead: “Alice in Wonderland” will be presented live at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver at 7:30 to 9 p.m. from Aug. 14 to Sept. 5 by Phamaly Theatre Company. Tickets: $30. Phamaly’s new director Ben Ranaan will join previous director Regan Linton in guiding the company of actors with disabilities through June 11, when Linton will move on. The play will also be streamed Sept. 6-30. Phamaly’s annual Big Night outdoor concert fundraiser will be Sept. 29. Tickets: $30, 303-365-0005.

Virtual art exhibit

“Kaleidoscope,” the annual community exhibit held at Arapahoe Community College’s gallery, will be in virtual form this year July 12 to Dec. 31, to be followed by “Across the Globe — Next Destination Italy” from Sept. 1-Dec. 31 — also virtual. In person at ACC, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 23-Oct. 22: ACC Art Student Invitational; Nov. 8-17: “Shared Visions,” collaborative works by Colorado Center for the Blind and ACC art students; Nov. 28 to Dec. 21 — “This is Colorado” hosted by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild. Area artists should be planning entries ...

Summer concerts

Reminder: Englewood’s SunSET Concerts at the CityCenter Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Free. July 22, Nothing But Nineties; July 29, Hazel Miller and the Collective; Aug. 5: The Walker Williams Band; Aug. 12, Raising Cain.

Mod plan coming

Denver Mod has new ownership and will hold this year’s Mod Market at a new location in a hangar at Centennial Airport: 13500 Wings Way, Englewood, on Aug. 27 and 28. More later ...


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