Animal Alphabet,” a collection of ceramic sculptures by Kim Dufford features a different animal for each letter of the alphabet, Feb. 6 to March 3 …
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Animal Alphabet,” a collection of ceramic sculptures by Kim
Dufford features a different animal for each letter of the
alphabet, Feb. 6 to March 3 at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747
Santa Fe Drive in the Santa Fe Arts District, Denver. Opening
reception coincides with the First Friday Gallery Walk, 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 6. 303-573-5903, www.artistsonsantafe.com.
Macy Dorf of Littleton is gallery owner and exhibits his
David Taylor Dance Theatre and Colorado Chamber Players will
combine talents for a program called “L’Amour” at 2 p.m. Feb. 14-15
at the King Center Concert Hall, Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way,
Denver. Tickets: $22, $18, $5 younger than 12. 303-556-2296.
The Castle Rock Arts Guild has a new display at the Art on the
Street Gallery, 240 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. The gallery is owned
by Mark and Linda Williams and art is displayed throughout the
public spaces in the Williams Professional Building through March
21. Gallery maps are available at the reception desk and a host on
duty 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. www.GCRAG.org.The Zephyr Ensemble:
Allegra Wermuth, violin; Dorian Kincaid, violin; Philip Stevens,
viola; Thomas Heinrich, cello; Judith McIntyre, cello will perform
at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Hampden Hall in Englewood’s CivicCenter, 1000
Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $10, $5.
“Harvey” by Colorado’s Mary Chase, will bring the classic comedy
story of Elwood P. Dowd and his 6-foot rabbit Harvey to Parker
Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, at 7 p.m. Feb. 6-7, 13-14.
Tickets: $15, $12. Appropriate for age 6 and older. www.parkerartcouncil.org.
Interior Design Students at Arapahoe Community College will
exhibit work in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts Feb. 13 through
March 12. The student chapter of ASID presents the exhibit. The ACC
Interior Design Department offers an Associate od Applied Science
Degree and emphasizes career preparation. Admission is free. Hours:
noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. The
gallery is on the first floor of the Annex at the east end of the
main campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. 303-797-5649.Author
Robert Wheeler of Highlands Ranch will appear at Borders Bookstore,
Park Meadows Mall, from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 14 with his “The Daddy Book,”
a humorous male perspective on love, marriage and raising children.
He has recently completed his second book, “The Stress Book: How to
Two Highlands Ranch artists will exhibit work at Highlands Ranch
Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., in February. Rolanda Mierzwa, who
lives, works and teaches art in Highlands Ranch, was a potter for
15 years and returned to painting after brain tumor surgery
affected her balance and hearing. Her paintings are displayed on
the first floor. Photographer Don Casper’s outdoor photographs are
exhibited on the library’s second floor. He hopes the study of
nature will influence the built environment. 303-303-791-READ.
Denver artist Jacquie Sunde exhibits oils, watercolors and
acrylics through February at Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads
The 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count takes place
everywhere: home, school, parks from Feb. 13-16. Tally the largest
number of each species seen in at least 15 minutes on one or more
of the count days and report. See www.birdcount.org for information on
how to participate, as well as how to identify more than 500
species. In addition to your own yard, the local Audubon Nature
Center is a great place to look for birds, as is Littleton’s South
Platte Park. The event is sponsored nationwide by Audubon Society
and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
The Highlands Ranch Women’s Connection has a new meeting place:
Marie Callendar’s at South Broadway and Dry Creek Avenue, 51 W. Dry
Creek Ave., Littleton). The group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. Feb.
12, with a cost of $12 for brunch and program. The featured
speaker, on “Chocolate Love,” is Julie Pech, the Chocolate
Therapist, who will talk about the health benefits of chocolate.
Sandi King will sing and talk on “Patriotism, Perfectionism and
Progress.” A free nursery is available. Reservations: Claudia,
303-471-4581 or Michelle 303-791-3890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Hal Gould: His Vision of the West” an exhibit of images by the
master photographer, will run from Feb. 6 through March 31 at the
Byers-Evans House Gallery, 1310 Bannock St., Denver (next to the
Denver Art Museum). An opening reception is planned Feb. 6 from 5-9
p.m., in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk and gallery hours
are: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. www.coloradohistory.org/be,
303-620-4933. Admission to the gallery is free. RedLine Gallery,
2350 Arapahoe St., will host a companion exhibit: Hal Gould: A
Retrospective,” from Feb. 19 through March 28. A public reception
will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays
through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
“Lucia De Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti is next in the “Live
in HD at the Met” series at 11 a.m. Feb. 7. Screenings of the Mary
Zimmerman production star Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon. At 11
Denver area theaters, including Highlands Ranch 24, Greenwood
Plaza, Belmar. Tickets $22, $20, $18.
The Denver Classical Guitar Society presents guitarist Stephen
Waechter in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at South Broadway Christian
Church, 23 Lincoln St., Denver. Tickets: $15, www.denverclassicalguitarsociety.org
or at the door. Flutist Laura Schulkind and soprano Karen
Lauer-Anderson will perform with Waechter in chamber works and he
will play south American works for guitar.
The eighth annual Chocolate Affair in Historic Olde Town Arvada
will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7. Littleton’s Julie Pech, the
Chocolate Therapist will be at the D Note, 7519 Grand Ave., from
11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., with her book, “The Chocolate Therapist,”
to discuss the health benefits of chocolate. Several chocolatiers
will have food and drink for sale. For event information, call
“Big Foot Abducted By Aliens” is next in the Colorado Homegrown
Tales Series, at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Byers-Evans House, 1310
Bannock St., Denver and 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Denver Book Mall,
32 Broadway, Denver. Actors will read stories by Lynn Hamilton,
Laura Hendrie, Jenny Meyer. Tickets: $10, 720-233-0811.
The newly opened Madden Museum at Palazzo Verdi, Fiddlers Green,
will hold a Valentine dinner and dessert event, with seating at
6:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in conjunction with the opening of a new
exhibit, “Intimacy and Seduction.” Dinner for two: $150 per couple;
dessert and champagne only for two $45 per person. 303-763-1970,
heather@themadden museum.org. For general information about
the museum, see www. themaddenmuseum.org.
“Optical Delusions,” the first public show of 2009 at Theatre of
Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-14,
featuring mentalist Luke Jermay and comedy magician Ben Seidman.
Tickets: $20, reservations required. 303-660-6799.
“An Evening With Kent Haruf” will presented by book club members
on Feb. 13 at Littleton First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W.
Littleton Blvd. at 7 p.m. Haruf (rhymes with sheriff) will talk
about his writing, answer questions and autograph books. Tattered
Cover will have copies for sale before and after the presentation,
or he will autograph copies readers already own. The event is free,
but donations will be welcomed for Sunset Home Hospice of Chaffee
County, the Harufs’ favorite charity. For information, call
303-798-1389 or e-mail email@example.com.
”Lucia Di Lammermoor” by Donizetti will play in the Metropolitan
Opera’s Live in HD screening at 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at Highlands Ranch
24, Greenwood Plaza, Belmar and other theaters in the metro area.
(Mary Zimmerman’s production). Tickets: $22, $20, $15.
Mark your calendars: “The True Grit of Historic Preservation”
will be explored in a pair of public forums sponsored by the
Littleton Historical Preservation Board and Historic Littleton Inc.
at 7-9 p.m. Feb. 12 and 26 at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W.
Powers Ave., Littleton. Preservation and planning guru Nore Winter
will speak and facilitate discussion about the future of
Littleton’s “past.” Plan to attend both to combine background and
future planning. For information, see www.littletongov.org or contact
preservation specialist Andrea Mimnaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Call for entries: The 2009 Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and
Sale invites artists to submit up to three photos to be considered
for the seventh annual Lone Tree show. Jurors: Russ Burden, Jim
Cannata, Greg Cradick. Categories: Color; Special Effect Color;
Monochrome; Special Effect Monochrome. $6,000 in cash awards. $25
Entry fee. Deadline Feb. 27. Download prospectus and entry form at
photoshow. Show dates: April 5 through May 2.
Call for sculptors: the Douglas County Art Program invites
submissions to its Art Encounters public art sculpture program.
Artists over 18 may submit designs for sculptures that are
weather-resistant, to be displayed for a year at locations in
Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker and Castle Rock June 2009
through June 2010. See www.douglas.co.us/ artencounters
Tim McCanna of Highlands Ranch is lead singer/accordionist for
the Denver based acoustic Americana band, The Hobo Nickels, which
also includes upright bass, ukulele and guitar. The band will open
the evening concert at 7 p.m. in Swallow Hill’s Second Annual
Ukulele Fest, as well as host an open mic show in Swallow Hill’s
Café from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The all day event includes booths and
ukulele workshops from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance concert
tickets: $25, day of show $27 All-day fest pass: $80 in advance,
$90 day of show. See www.swallowhillmusic.org.
Swallow Hill Music Association is at 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver.
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