Pianist opens Englewood Arts’ new season

Posted 9/26/08

“Katie Mahan in Concert” will be presented by Englewood Arts at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Hampden Hall in the Englewood CityCenter, 1000 Englewood …

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Pianist opens Englewood Arts’ new season


“Katie Mahan in Concert” will be presented by Englewood Arts at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Hampden Hall in the Englewood CityCenter, 1000 Englewood Parkway. The young Colorado native pianist, winner of multiple awards, has played for audiences in the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Canada and Japan. As a student at University of Colorado at Boulder, she was on the roster of the local Young Musicians Foundation. Her program will include: Mozart, Sonata in E-flat K282; Brahms, Sonata in F minor Op 5; Chopin, Nocturne in C Minor Op 48 No. 1; Gershwin, Three Preludes. Tickets: $10, $5, 303-806-8196.

Two one-act noirs are scheduled at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton: “Sorry, Wrong Number” by Lucille Fletcher and “At the Far End of the Garden,” a new play written and directed by Scott Gibson. Performances: 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 25; 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 26. Tickets: $10, $8. 303-730-4612. Ask about five performance passes for the price of four.

News from Bemis Library: The iconic Gloria Steinem will speak about critical election issues at Littleton’s Bemis Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Steinem will speak from 7-8:30 p.m. and then meet people in Sophie’s Café from 8:30-10 p.m. for conversation and discussion. Free tickets will be available at the library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, Oct. 10. 303-795-3961.

Auditions will be conducted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 for “Celtic Yuletide Celebrations,” an ensemble program of historic music and dance, at South Fellowship Center, 6560 S. Broadway in Littleton. Performance dates: Dec. 4-6, with a possibility of another venue the following weekend. Prepare one minute song and reading with Irish accent if a speaking role is wanted. Call or e-mail John Gerlick of Englewood for appointment: 303-761-9562, john@gerlick.com.

South Suburban Community Orchestra will begin its 15th season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 with “Five Courtly Dances From Gloriana” by Benjamin Britten; three of “The Planets by Gustav Holst and “Symphony No. 104 by Joseph Haydn at Grace Presbyterian Church, 251 E. Sterne Parkway, Centennial. Open to everyone, a $5 donation is suggested. www.ssorchestra.org.

Colorado Wind Ensemble opens its 27th season with “Wind Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Tickets and information: 303-394-4552, www.coloradowindensemble.org.

The second exhibit of the National Arts Program for the Greater Castle Rock Area of the Front Range will hang Oct. 10 through Nov. 12 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. An awards ceremony is scheduled 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. See www.national artsprogram.org or www.gerag.org

The Windjammers Jazz Orchestra, led by alto saxophonist Chuck Florian, will play for ballroom dancing 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave. A free dance lesson is offered. Tickets: $10, $8, 303-730-4612. Windjammers is one of the musical groups performing under the umbrella of the Littleton Community Music Association, founded by Florian to provide performance opportunities for adults and youth. www.littletonmusic.org.

“A Horse of a Different Color?” is a class for ages from fifth-graders to adults on how to draw a horse, which is a tough prospect until one learns how it all fits together. Highlands Ranch Library will furnish materials at 1 p.m. Oct. 4, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Reservations needed, since space is limited, 303-791-READ or douglascountylibraries.org/programs and events.

John Lennon’s Birthday Celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9, at the “Imagine Peace Paint-in,” which is expected to attract more than 250 professional, amateur and student artists and painter from the public. Local bands will perform all day. Jerry’s Artarama will provide an Art Supply Station and other vendors will offer food, drink, T-shirts, peace items, arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Denver’s Civic Center Park. Former Lennon girlfriend May Pang will speak at noon. Admission is free. www.paint-in.org.

Call for Scores: The Playground Ensemble and Music at Metro State invites Colorado residents and students of Colorado academic institutions to submit up to two works, with a duration of three to 10 minutes, by Dec. 1 — $10 per submission. A $500 commission prize will be awarded. Winners will be performed and recorded at Playground’s April 25 concert. See www.playgroundensemble.org for more information. E-mail: playground@du.edu.

Damien Hirst’s art will be exhibited in the Large Works Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 15th and Delganey streets, Denver, opening Oct. 7. Two blocks from Union Station. A reception is planned at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Also new at the museum: works by Jonas Bungert, Terry Maker. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Fridays until 10 p.m. Admission: $10, $5, members free. www.mcadenver.org. 303-298-7554.

Reminder: The Littleton Jazz Foundation will have a 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 concert by the Bob Montgomery, Al Hermann Quintet at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Admission is free, donations welcome. For foundation information, call Charlie Carroll, 720-344-4705 or e-mail littletonjazz@qwest.net.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in a modern version, will be performed Oct. 2-4 at Rock Canyon High School, 5810 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. A Hollywood setting will show Shakespeare’s characters in a different light. Performances will be at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets cost $5, $6. 303-387-3160.

The final 2008 Paris Street Market will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Aspen Grove, South Santa Fe Drive and West Mineral Avenue. For information, call 303-974-0904 or visit www.aparisstreetmarket.com.

“Mapping the U.S.-Mexico Border” will be Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid’s topic at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Littleton Historical Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. There have always been border disputes, but westerners are especially affected by various interpretations of a map created in the mid-19th century, described as “seriously flawed,” which was used to establish the U.S.-Mexico border. Tickets: $5, $4 Friends of the Library and Museum. 303-795-3950.

It’s time for tea! Colorado Chapters of the Daughters of the British Empire will be host to their annual Victorian Afternoon Tea from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 11 at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood. The event, which raises funds for a retirement home and various charities, also includes a bazaar with baked goods, such as shortbread, books and crafts. The Empire Lyric Players will perform Gilbert and Sullivan melodies. Tickets cost $16 in advance, $18 at the door; $8 younger than 12. 303-683-7354, www.dbecolorado.org.

The seventh annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition, a consistently strong show, will open with a cocktail reception 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11 and continue through Oct. 25 at the Lone Tree Golf Club, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree. Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For information: www.cityoflonetree.com or 303-708-1818.

Mark the calendar for Oct. 4. It’s the date for the popular annual Littleton Friends’ Craft Show at Ketring Park, in the 6000 block of South Gallup Street in Littleton, north of the Littleton Historical Museum. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free. 303-795-3950.

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Andrew Leslie, based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be performed at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3-4 at Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker. Presented by the Parker Arts Council and Parker Cultural Commission. Tickets: $!2, $10. 303-841-4500 or at the door.

The Great Big Sea Celtic band will appear at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. The band, which originated in Newfoundland, will introduce a new album, “Fortune’s Favour.” Tickets: $25 to $35, TicketHorse at Dick’s Sporting Goods locations, 866-461-6556, www.TicketHorse. com.

A Sweet Charity Brunch and Auction, hosted by Denver Alumnae of Alpha Xi Delta, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood. Tickets $10 before Oct. 15 and $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit several local charities that support children. Information and tickets: Deb Frazier, 303-759-3137, ddfrazier@comcast.net.


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