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Robert Rauschenberg show is coup for local arts scene

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Works by major American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) will be exhibited at the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Indoor Gallery, in Englewood, from Feb. 24 to June 13 — the largest exhibit of the artists’ works ever shown in Colorado — 50 original artworks, spanning the years from 1962 to 2008. The versatile artist worked in painting, sculpture and combinations … See moaonline.org for times and ticket information.

Colorado Gallery of the Arts

Works by Cherry Creek School District high school art students will fill the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College’s Littleton campus through March 5. Closing reception March 5, 5-7 p.m., Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; Tuesdays until 7 p.m. Admission free. 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

Town Hall Arts Center

“Barefoot in the Park,” classic Neil Simon comedy, opens Feb. 21 and runs to March 21 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Bob Wells directs. Tickets: 303-794-2787, ext. 5, townhallartscenter.org.

Curious Theatre

“The Secretary,” by Kyle John Schmidt, runs through Feb. 22 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver — with a dynamite female cast (Kathy Brady, Adeline Mann, Devon James, Emma Messenger, Leslie O’Carroll. Karen Slack), telling a story about a woman-owned gun manufacturer and a school shooting ... Curioustheatre.org. Directed by Christy Montour-Larson. 303-623-0524.

Rosa Parks

Actress Becky Stone will portray activist Rosa Parks in Colorado Humanities’ Black History Live Tour, with two south area performances: 6 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Koelbel Public Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, and 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free.

Gardeners’ alert

The Littleton Garden Club notified us of the Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center Spring Expo on March 6-8, with classes and demonstrations. Other area gardeners may want to trek to 5150 Garrison St. in Arvada for an infusion of spring.

Denver Botanic Gardens

“Battling the Japanese Beetle” is a lecture presented at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27. That battle begins soon. $31 non-member, $26 member. 720-865-3500, denverbotanicgardens.org.

Denver Art Museum

“Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington” is the next major exhibit at Denver Art Museum, showing some American connections between this pair. The museum is at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. 720-913-0130, denverartmuseum.org.

Women’s Suffrage Centennial

Both Colorado History and Arvada Center offer exhibits and programming celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote: Women playwrights, painters, activists, speakers and more … The League of Women Voters celebrates a 100th anniversary as well. See arvadacenter.org and h-co.org/BoldWomen for more information.

Benchmark Theatre

“Airness,” by Chelsea Marcantel, plays through Feb. 29 at Benchmark Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, directed by company member, Mark Stith. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday and on Saturday, Feb. 29. Tickets: benchmarktheatre.com. Inquiries: info@benchmarktheatre.com.

Wonderbound

Wonderbound Dance Company combines forces with the band Gasoline Lollipops for a new production, “The Sandman.” Performances at PACE Center, Parker, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Also Feb. 23 at PACE: a celebration of Black History Month for families. The PACE Center is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets: 303-805-6800 or ParkerArts.org.

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