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World traveler’s colorful acrylics hang in gallery

Painting by Suzanne Rothman from her exhibit, “Decadent Fusion” at Town Hall Arts Center through Aug. 3.
Painting by Suzanne Rothman from her exhibit, “Decadent Fusion” at Town Hall Arts Center through Aug. 3.
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“Decadent Fusion: Solo Exhibit by Suzanne Rothman” will be exhibited at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery through Aug. 3, with an artist’s social on July 12. Rothman, who divides her time between Colorado and Arizona, is a worldwide traveler who is also inspired by lives of family members. Her acrylic works show bursts of color. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information: townhallartscenter.org or 303-794-2787.

Book event

Local award-winning mystery writer Jennifer Kincheloe talk about and sign her latest novel, “The Body in Griffith Park,” set in turn-of-the-century Los Angeles, and fellow author Barbara Nickless will discuss and sign her novel “Ambush,” in a free event starting at 7 p.m. on July 16 at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. See tatteredcover.com/event/jennifer-kincheloe-barbara-nickless for more details.

Bobby G Awards

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Bobby G Awards for teen thespians honored performances of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” by Valor Christian High School and “Mama Mia” by Castle View High School — both in Douglas County. Valor Christian grads Abby Linderman, who played Millie Dillmount, and Kyler Hershman, who played Trevor Graydon, were honored for their performances. They won trips to New York City to work with other winners from across the nation, under professional actors.

Central City Opera

“Madama Butterfly” opened July 6 and plays through Aug. 4, playing interchangeably with Benjamin Britten’s “Billy Budd,” opening July 13 at the historic Opera House in Central City. The latter is a Colorado premiere adapted specifically for Central City, featuring an all-male cast. Tickets: centralcityopera.org; email boxoffice@centralcityopera.org; call 303-292-6700.

Kaleidoscope Juried Art Show

The Kaleidoscope show runs through Aug. 2 at Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College. Closing reception Aug. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Open Monday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. The ACC campus is at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

Mark the calendar

Registration just opened for the 2019 History Camp, scheduled for Nov. 6 at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Go to HistoryCamp.org. Presenters and reenactors are still invited. Contact CarrieLund@HistoryCamp.org.

Photography series

Rox Arts Gallery at Aspen Grove will present three classes by Colorado Master Photographer Jeff Johnson (all 6 to 9 p.m.) — July 25, “Composing and Seeing the Light,” $49; July 30, “Making the Best of Situations,” Aug. 1 “Simple Post Processing.” $69 each. 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton; 720-724-5730; roxartscouncil.org.

Shakespeare

“Richard III,” the final play in Shakespeare’s War of the Roses series, will play July 25 to Aug. 1 with an all-female cast, presented by Lost and Found Productions at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. Tickets: LostandFoundProductions.net.

‘Shrek’

“Shrek,” presented by Front Range Theatre Company, directed by Barb Dignan, plays at 7 p.m. July 19, 20 and 2 p.m. July 20 at Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 S. Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch. Tickets at the door.

Lavender Festival reminder

Lavender Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, southwest of Littleton, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 20. Also see “One Fell Swoop” immersive sculpture while there.

Audubon

There will be an open house and 50th anniversary celebration on July 20 at the Denver Audubon Nature Center, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, with a John Denver cover band. 303-973-9530, denveraudubon.org/events. Check on other upcoming events and field trips.

‘Full Monty’

Parker Arts presents “The Full Monty” July 19 to Aug. 4 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets: 303-805-6800; parkerarts.org.

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