ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Major survey of Western art
Through Sept. 10, Denver Art Museum will debut its first major exhibition of visual legacy of “The Western” through fine art, film and popular culture. 160 paintings, photography, prose and film from the mid-1800s to present. Call 720-865-5000.
Denver Public Art Summer Tours
Summer 2017, Airport Art Tours June 2, July 7, and Aug. 4, noon. Union Station History and Public Art Tour, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22, and Aug. 12 and 26, 10 a.m. Two bicycle tours: Cherry Creek Trail Urban Arts Fund Bike Tour July 16, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10, 3 p.m. and Downtown Denver Public Art Bike Tour June 4 and Sept. 10, 10 a.m. Info: 720-865-5562.
Floral and Fowl- The Artwork of Michael Warren and Darryl Trott at Old South Frame and Gallery
June 16-Sept. 30. Opening reception June 16, 6-10 p.m., at 1588 S. Pearl St., Denver. Catering compliments of Brothers BBQ. All pieces are original paintings from a private collection. Info: 303-715-3828.
Tesoro Cultural Center 20 Summer Weekends
June 16-18, “Honor the Buffalo,” featured artists: Pahponee and Matt Elston. June 23-25, “Fandango.” Featured artists: Jose A. Lucero & Yvonne Jaramillo.
Douglas Land Conservancy 4th Annual ‘Capturing the Beauty of Open Land’
June 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock. Artists can paint on beautiful, private properties in southern Douglas County between June 20-30. Culminating in a galley exhibit featuring hundreds of works created during the week. Info: douglaslandconservancy.org. Free to view art work June 24-25.
Free Movie Nights
June 26, Lego Batman; July 10, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; July 17, Finding Dory; July 24, Top Gun; Aug. 7, Sing. Infinity Park with a new jumbo screen. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7:30.
Arapahoe Philharmonic presents two free concerts
July 2, Fisher Auditorium, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. 3 p.m.; July 3, 7:45, Harry A Nottingham Park, Avon. Followed by a fireworks display. Info: 303-781-1892.
Free Concerts in Parker’s new amphitheater
June-July on Thursdays. Discovery Park, 20115 E. Main St. Concessions not available at the facility. Open-space design. No alcoholic beverages allowed. June 15, Ryan Chris & The Rough Cuts June 22, Hazel Miller; June 29, That Eighties Bank.
27th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 1-3, Hundreds of artists on the streets of Cherry Creek North. 255 national and international artists in 13 media categories. June 30, Opening Gala for Art Education hosted by the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek at 5 p.m. with a private artist preview and purchase reception on Cherry Creek North’s Clayton Street between Second and Third avenues. Gala dinner at JW Marriott at 7 p.m. Distinguished patron Arrow Electronics will be honored. Tickets: CherryArts.org/Gala.
T is For Table ribbon cutting
June 15, 4-6 p.m. at 6955 S. York St., Centennial. Your resource for home entertaining and gifts. An event of South Metro Denver Chamber.
Englewood Chamber Women in Business Breakfast
June 20, 7:30-9:15 a.m., 401 W. Hampden Ave. Speaker: Dr. Denise Norton, well-known Denver surgeon. $15 for members with RSVP and $17 at the door. Call 303-789-4473.
South Metro Denver Chamber Economic Development meeting
June 21, 7:30- 9 a.m. Coffee and breakfast, 7-7:30 a.m. “The Growth of Arapahoe County: Long Term Issues and Opportunities.” Update: Bob Golden, CEO, South Metro Chamber and panel discussion with county commissioners. Moderator: David Schlatter. Chamber office, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial. Register: Call 303-795-0142.
Tweet Kimball’s Birthday extravaganza
June 17, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., castle tours & cocktails; 6:30, welcome presentation & Tweet’s story; 7:00, Western style dinner; 8-9 p.m. performance/tribute to Patsy Cline with “Purely Patsy Cline’”; $75. Cherokee Ranch, Sedalia. Tickets: 720-627-7175.
Denver Rose Society Show
June 18, 1-6 p.m., Free with Denver Botanic Gardens admission. Mitchell Hall. More than 200 roses cut from local gardens for judging & display.
3-Day Painting Workshop
June 21-23, Plein Air with Don Sahli at Cherokee Ranch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. /2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Outdoor venue. Sahli is a student of the Russian School of Painting. Limited to 10 students. Fee $395. Reservations: 303-588-2226. donsahli.com
Dynamic Women of Colorado
June 27, 5:30 p.m. Cherokee Ranch & Castle. Featuring: The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Mini tour of the Castle and light refreshments. Cash bar. Reservations: 303-688-5555.
Summer Boot Camp
Through June 30, four-weeks, open to all. Co-ed outdoor boot camp. Choose Mon.-Fri. or Mon., Wed. and Fri., 5:45 -7 a.m. Lose weight and get in shape at Westlands Park, then shower and get ready at Greenwood Athletic Club. Register online at GreenwoodATC.com/ Bootcamps or call 303-770-2582 ext. 274, or email email@example.com
Bereavement Support Group
Through July 26, 2-3:30 p.m. at Jewish Family Service, 3201 S. Tamarac Drive in Denver. Rafael Spiritual Healing Services, a program of Jewish Family Service Mental Health Specialists and the Jewish Community Chaplaincy. Co-facilitated by Rabbi Eliot Baskin, D. Min., Jewish Community Chaplain and Arleen Gershen, LCSW, a JFS psychotherapist. $100 for eight sessions. Register: 720-248-4598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADL Mountain States Annual Meeting
June 15, 7-8:45 p.m., Temple Sinai, 3509 S. Glencoe St., Denver. Speaker: Megan Phelps-Roper, former Westboro Baptist Church member who escaped to become an ally against hate. Free tickets: adl2017_annual_mtg.eventbrite.com or call 303-830-7177.
Littleton Fire Muster
June 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fire-truck parade and muster in Historic Downtown Littleton. Free event sponsored by Schomp Automotive in partnership with Mile High Hook Ladder, an all-volunteer antique fire-truck club. Parade starts at the intersection of S. Bannock St., and W. Littleton Blvd. At Arapahoe Community College, aerial platform trucks will hoist their ladders sky-high to spray water on the crowds. Info: schomp.com
Freedom Service Dogs: 30 Years
June 22, 5-7:30 p.m. Grand opening celebration at 7193 S. Dillon Court, Englewood. Formal remarks at 6:30 p.m. Meet service dogs in training, food from local food trucks. RSVP: freedomservicedogs.org or call 303-922-6231.
Dumb Friends League Event is the ‘Cat’s Meow’
July 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dumb Friends League Quebec St. Shelter in Denver. Meet dozens of cats and kittens, demos, photo booths and activities for kids. Info: Call 303-751-5772.
Denver County Fair
July 21-23. Under new ownership, The Western Stock Show Assn. The largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides, pony, camel and “unicorn” rides. 12 pavilions, 6 stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, contests. New is the Farm-2-Table pavilion. Learn about food products. Beer and Wine Fest, featuring up to 30 breweries. Roller-derby competition. Sunday mariachi bands, lucha libre competition, food etc. $10 for adults and $3 for kids ages 3-11. Unlimited rides for $20-adults and $10 for kids. Tickets: denvercountyfair.org
Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown
Through-Aug. 6, Opening reception May 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artist talk at 6:30 p.m. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of paint, collage and drawing. Denver Botanic Gardens. Info: 720-85-3552.
Calder: ‘Monumental’ at Denver Botanic Gardens
Through Sept. 24, American artist Alexander Calder’s bold sculptures on view at York Street location. Tickets: 720-865-3552.
FREE EDUCATIONAL CLASSES:
June19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. “Anticoagulation Basics.” Learn to live with Warfarin/Coumadin.
June 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. “Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Insulin Resistance.” Learn how to control blood sugar.
Classes presented by Susan Buckley, RD, CDE at South Denver Heart Center. Register: 303-744-1065 or southdenver.com
SCFD Free Days at Denver Botanic Gardens
June 18, 1-6 p.m., Free Event with Gardens’ admission. Denver Rose Society Annual Show. 200 roses cut from local gardens for judging and display.
Do at the Zoo
June 15, 7-10 p.m. Tasty bites from more than 60 restaurants and breweries. Fundraiser for the zoo $175/per adult. denverzoo.org/doatthezoo
Colorado Celebrity Classic to Benefit TAPS
June 16-17. June 16, Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Dinner & Songwriters Show at the Ranch at Cherry Creek, 6-10 p.m. June 17, Eisenhower Golf Club at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. Info: 303-l696-0450 or lcottrell@TAPS.org.
Cocktails for a Cause Firefly Autism
June 20, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Guests bring items from a list provided in invitation, along with $10 entrance fee. DFAC provides drinks and dinner. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Wash Park Band will provide live music and dancing. Tickets: $15 at the door. RSVP: Rene Harding at email@example.com or cocktailsforacauseco.org/events/frefly-autism
Hat’s off to David Fogel
July 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens. Hors d ‘oeuvres, garden tours & the Calder exhibit while honoring David Fogel, recipient of the Elaine Wolf L’Dor V’Dor Award. Proceeds benefit Kavod Senior Life. Hats encouraged. Info: 303-382-7819.
Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance
Aug. 26, 6-10 p.m. Funding a future for kids with cancer. Learn about groundbreaking pediatric-cancer research. TAC Air and CenturyLink Hangars, Centennial Airport, 7425 S. Peoria Circle. Tickets: 303-758-2130.
Aurora Republican Forum Summer Celebration
June 24, Legislative Roundup at Aurora Assn. of Realtors, 14201 E. Evans Drive, Aurora, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Annual Great Education Colorado Luncheon
Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Honoring Sam and Nancy Gary, education advocates, philanthropists and founders of Gary Community Investments, which includes the Piton Foundation. Cable Center at DU. RSVP: 303-722-5901.
Theta Charity Sale
June 17, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2955 S. Garfield St. Supporting Kappa Alpha Theta Philanthropies, including CASA. Drop off donations & set up, June 16. No furniture. Volunteers needed. Info: Val at 303-681-5054.
Wellshire Presbyterian Church Used Book Sale
June 26, Raise Green on the Green. 9-hole golf tournament. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Email Mark Christian at email@example.com with questions.
Highline Community Church Vacation Bible School
June 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to noon. $25/child. Pre-registration required. Lori at Irase@highlinecc.org. Ages 6-12. Camp Timberline at HCC
July 3-7, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kindergarten-sixth grade. $180/per camper for the week. Register: camptimberline.com.
Vacation Bible School at Wellshire Presbyterian Church
July 10-13, Register: Call the church. June 4. Zimbabwe Mission Partnership: Annual Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. Register: zimpartnership.org
Older People Up to Something: OPUS
First and third Sundays of each month. 9 a.m. for studying the Bible or other Christian-related books. Highline Community Church, 6160 S. Wabash Way, Greenwood Village. Info: 303-671-2927 or 303-755-8944.
SAVE THE DATE
Cancer League of Colorado 5K Race for Research 2017 Kempe Golf Classic
Aug. 14, Cherry Creek Country Club. Boxed lunches and registration at noon. Shotgun start – 1:30 p.m., 19th hole party – 5:30 p.m. Info: kempe.org or call 303-864-5309.
Aug. 20, 9 a.m. Washington Park. Also, family festival, beer garden and pancakes. To register: cancerleague.org or race4research.com Register by July 15 for early bird discount.
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