“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation Society and anyone else interested — guests are welcome. Talks will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Englewood Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, and at 6:30 p.m. at Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood. Admission is free.
Englewood Arts Presents
Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Arensky will be the composers noted in the “All Russian Program” at 2 p.m. on March 30 at Hampden Hall, 1000 Englewood Parkway, second floor. Musicians performing: Yi Zhao, Colorado Symphony Orchestra associate concertmaster, violin; Dmitri Pogorelov, CSO violin; Leah Kovach, CSO viola; Silver Ainomae, associate principal cello, Minnesota Orchestra; Zachary Reaves, co-founder Altius Quartet, cello. Tickets cost $20/$15 at englewoodarts.org or at the door one hour prior to the concert. 303-806-8196.
Thornton Wilder’s classic play, “Our Town,” will be performed March 22 to April 25 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. The Pulitzer Prize winner about Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire is viewed as a snapshot of every small town the world over and invites repeated productions. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Minersalley.com, 303-935-3044.
Arvada center, 6901 Wadsworth presents a Regional Premiere of “Travlin’-The 1930s Harlem Musical” from April 9 to 28 in the Main Stage Theatre. It reflects sounds of the Harlem Renaissance songwriter J.J. Johnson, with swinging music, songs recorded by Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Rod A. Lansberry is director. Performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday matinee at 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Arvadacenter.org; box office, 720-898-7200.
Denver Children’s Theatre
The much-loved “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, adapted for theater by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, will be presented through May 3 at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center in the Elaine Wolf Theatre at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Steve Wilson is director. Sunday shows at 11 a.m. March 17, and 1 p.m. March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 28. Weekday shows are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (field trips encouraged). An encore program extends the experience with an acting workshop, and talkback with the cast. Box office: 303-399-2660.
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, presents “Introduction to Birding Optics” on March 16 in the Hudson Residence Business Office. Front Range Birding Company will talk about choices and leads participants into the gardens to test out different gear. Advance reservations: 303-797-8565, ext. 326.
Roses at Hudson
Hudson Gardens will present a series of classes on growing roses in Colorado. On March 23 will be “The Best Roses for Colorado Gardens: New and Overlooked Varieties” by rosarian Dave Ingram. He will also review best practices for growing on April 6, “Pruning and Training Your Roses”; June 8, “Growing Roses in Colorado” and “Rose Garden Tour”; and Oct. 19, “Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed.” Pre-register: 303-797-8565, ext. 326.
Wednesdays at Vintage
Vintage Theatre offers some midweek entertainment in the Cabaret on Wednesdays: March 20 at 7:30 p.m.: “Songs and Stories” by Emma and Andy (Emma Rebecca Maxfield and Andy Seracuse) — songs you know and some you’ve never heard, with guest Brandon Bill. March 27: “The Supremes: The Tribute” at 7:30 p.m. with Erica Papillion Posey, Larea Edwards and Christiana McMullen. April 3 at 7:30 p.m.: “Love Through the Ages” with Sharon Dwinell and Dave Norris — Broadway tunes from Berlin to Sondheim. 303-739-1970, aurorafoxartscenter.org.
The American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection, at 1727 Tremont St., Denver offers guided and self-guided tours on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; monthly creative writing sessions, led by Lighthouse writers Workshop and a special Artful Insight program at 3 p.m. March 18: “Georgia O’Keeffe.” Info@anschutzcollection.org. This is a beautiful collection, if you haven’t visited yet. 303-293-2000.
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