ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park
Sept. 7-10. Tattoo Estes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Musical acts nightly. Sept. 9, festival parade at 9:30 a.m. Tickets: 1-800-90-ESTES or at King Soopers or Walgreens.
Tesoro Cultural Center’s 20 Summer Weekends
Sept. 8-10, Flamenco with featured artists Catherine Robles Shaw, Roxanne Shaw Galindo and Jimmy Trujillo. Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison
Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow
Sept. 9, 10:30 p.m-4 p.m. Work alongside Native American artists to design your own skateboard deck and poster. Visit Native art collection on levels 2 and 3 of the North Bldg. Create beaded works. Free admission. On 13th Ave. between Broadway and Bannock.
Denver Public Art Summer Tours
Summer 2017, Sept. 10, 3 p.m. and Downtown Denver Public Art Bike Tour, 10 a.m. Info: 720-865-5562.
Arapahoe Philharmonic’s T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition
Sept. 10, Competition for orchestral string (violin, via, cello, bass) and harp players 18-25 years old. Winner will be featured soloist in performance with the Arapahoe Philharmonic on Feb. 10. Cash awards to top three finalists. Application deadline Sept. 23 at arapaholephil.org/competitions/concerto-competition.
Denver Brass free concerts
Sept. 10 and Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex. Bring a lawn chair. No tickets required. Info: denverbrass.org.
Free Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley Marketplace
Sept. 15, 4-7 p.m., Sept. 16, 10-7 p.m. and Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Brunch ticketed event Sept. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon. Live music and culinary brunch. Create take-home art activities. Tickets for brunch at 2017artbrunch.eventbrite.com. Free events include juried art show with 100 exhibiting artists in 13 categories.
Arapahoe Philharmonic presents ‘Destiny Fulfilled’
Sept. 16, pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m., Concert at 7:30 p.m. Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 and Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs, Featuring local soprano Lauren Sawyer. Tickets: 303-781-1892. The concert has been moved to Aspen Academy.
Arapahoe Philharmonic 2017-2018 season: ‘Dramatic Convergences’
Sept. 16. Six-concert subscription series, Sept.-May. Visit arapahoephil.org/events/buy-tickets.
Tesoro’s 16th Annual 1830s Rendezvous
Sept. 16-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Fort in Morrison. $5. Children 12 and under, free. Tours of the Fort, Traders and Mountain Men demonstrate their crafts and skills, music and dancing, food, and much more.
Extreme Weather 3D sneak preview
Sept. 22, 6–9:30 p.m., With a changing climate comes changing weather that can be deadly and unpredictable. This fun and educational evening will include a sneak preview of Extreme Weather 3D on the giant screen. Includes a panel of experts discussing all things weather. Cost is $20, CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St. Lone Tree. Information at southdenver.cu.edu/events/event/steam-powered-extreme-weather.
Colorado Bach Ensemble 2017-2018 Season
Sept. 24, Meet and Greet. 5 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. Concert dates: Oct. 27-29; Dec. 16 and 17; March 18; May 18 and 20. Major productions: Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Mass in B minor. Tickets: coloradobach.org or at the door.
‘This is Colorado’ Art Show
Oct. 10, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free event at Arapahoe Community College Gallery of the Art, 5000 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, northeast side of the Campus.
Gates Garden Court Gallery exhibition
Through Nov. 5, Works by Pattie Lee Becker at York St. Botanic Gardens. Fine-line drawings and curious soft sculptures.
Chatfield Botanic Gardens Corn Maze
Sept. 15-Oct. 29. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fees. Free for children 2 and younger. Erinbird@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3552.
The Western: Major survey of Western art
Through Sept. 10, Denver Art Museum debuts its first major exhibition on visual legacy of “The Western” through fine art, film and popular culture. 160 paintings, photography, prose and film from mid-1800s to present. Call 720-865-5000.
‘Design and Build’ at MOA Indoor Galleries
Through Sept. 22, Sculptured buildings of Charles Deaton MOA indoor galleries, 1000 Englewood Pkwy., 2nd floor, Englewood. Info. 303-806-0444.
Floral and Fowl: The Artwork of Michael Warren and Darryl Trott
Through Sept. 30. Old South Frame and Gallery, 1588 S. Pearl St., Denver. Original paintings from private collection. Info: 303-715-3828.
Earthen Vessel Dinner
Oct. 12, Photographer John Fielder will be presenting photos from his latest book, A Colorado Winter, as well as sharing his own family dementia journey. Will also honor volunteers. Info: 720-974-3642.
Ballet Ariel’s Season Opens
Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, based on the beloved classic Jungle Book at Lone Tree Art Center. Tickets: 720-509-1000.
Cancer League of Colorado ‘Go Over the Edge’
Sept. 7-9. Rappel down a Denver skyscraper. Participants must raise a minimum of $1,000. Info: email@example.com or 303-534-4317.
Advocates for Children – CASA Red Wagon Ball
Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency DTC. Performances by Wash Park Funk Band. Black-tie optional. Tickets: 303-328-2347.
‘Suite’ idea at Infinity Park
Create a VIP experience for you and your guests at Infinity Park in Glendale with indoor or outdoor spaces. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Used book sale at Koelbel Library
Sept 7-10. Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m; Sept. 8, 9 am-6:30 pm; Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sept. 10, 12-5 p.m. Sept. 10, Bag Day: Fill a bag for $7. Friends of Arapahoe Libraries.
Things I Bump Into: Notes from a Blind Cancer Survivor
Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Colorado Cancer Research Program by Andre van Hall, the Curiosity Instigator. Colorado Automobile Dealers Assn. building, 290 E. Speer Blvd. Denver. Cost $10. Register by Sept. 5 at email@example.com
Household hazardous-material drop-off
Sept. 9 and 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to residents of Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan and Columbine Valley. Proof of residency required. Englewood Service Center, 2800 S. Platte River Drive. Drop off common chemicals and electronics for small co-pay.
Historic Downtown Littleton Scavenger Hunt
Sept. 9, 11 p.m-3 p.m. Cash prizes include $400, $200, and four $100 winners. Look for historic artifacts and photos with clues throughout the historic district. Hunt begins and ends at Town Hall Arts Center. Purchase a $4 clue list any time after 11 p.m. Info: hlinc.org.
Englewood Day of Service
Sept. 9, Community volunteers will work on homes of Englewood residents. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-373-9605.
Santa Claus Shop Charity Golf Tournament
Sept. 11, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Pinehurst Country Club. Benefit 15,000 local children in need. Register: denversantaclausshop.org
Denver Arts and Venues Walking Tour
Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. 14th St. Public Art Tour. Sept. 10, Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Denver Performing Arts Complex Public Art Tour at 11 p.m. RSVP: 720-865-5562. Sept. 21, Civic Center Public Art and History Tour 6 p.m.
Second Public Hearing on South Suburban 2018 Budget
Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Goodson Recreation Center. Third and final public Hearing, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. for South Suburban Parks and Recreation
Sept. 14, Speaker Rick White, president of Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. 5-7 p.m. at WeWork, 1550 Wewatta St., 2nd Floor, Denver. $20. RSVP: opportunitycoalition.com.
Outlets of Castle Rock 12th annual Shopping Extravaganza
Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Humane Society of South Platte Valley is participating charity. $30 ticket includes access to exclusive discounts at many brand-name stores. $20 goes to HSSPV. Catered lunch and dessert bar, entertainment, live music and prize drawing. Must be present to win. Tickets by Sept. 15 online: OutletsatCatleRock.com
Cherry Hills Village Family Fun Trail Walk and Country Fair.
Sept. 16, Barn Party, 6:30-10 p.m., Rady Barn. RSVP: BarnParty.Gesture.com Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Trail walk. RSVP at TrailWalk.Gesture.com Interactive educational stations along a half-mile trail (near intersection of Quincy and Lafayette). Trail walk ends at barn for a country fair with pony rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, paddle boats, raptors and more. Lunch served by Mountain Crust Pizza included in $25 price per family.
Vin Wine Festival
Sept. 17, featuring 100+ wines, artisan vendors, food trucks, local artists and live music,1 to 5 p.m. With dazzling views of the Front Range– sip, savor and swirl a variety of wines for every palette. Stop by the Bubbles room for a fun atmosphere, champagne and dessert. Food trucks and artisan vendors and local artists and music. Tickets should be purchased in advance at Flyinghorsesteakhouse.com or Eventbrite/Vin.
Arapahoe County CSU Extension hosts free renewable-energy workshop
Sept. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. RSVP: 303-738-7907.
Colorado Christian Business Alliance Conference
Sept. 22, 7 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Hyatt Regency – DTC. Featuring Paul Cuny, author of Nehemiah People and Secrets of the Kingdom Economy. Lori Windham, senior counsel for Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court case will be luncheon speaker. Register: ccballiance.org/conference/tickets
Cancer League of Colorado Fall Membership Luncheon
Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cherry Hills Country Club. Guest speaker Dr. Scott Cramer, chair of CLC’s Scientific Advisory Board. Members are to bring prospective new members. Bring the most guests and receive a $150 gift certificate from Shanahan’s. Business meeting and election of treasurer-elect and acting treasurer-elect. Tickets $35. Info: Phillip at 303-519-9237.
Calder: Monumental at Denver Botanic Gardens
Through Sept. 24, Alexander Calder’s bold sculptures on view at York St. location. Tickets: 720-865-3552.
Women of Distinction Thin Mint Dinner
Oct. 19, Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders at Denver Marriott Tech Center, celebrating 20 years. Event chairs are Maria Garcia Berry, Jean Galloway and Arlene Hirschfeld. Will honor all 426 Women of Distinction recognized since the program began in 1997. Tickets: 303-607-4833.
Clothes to Kids Blue Jean Bash
Sept. 23, 6-11 p.m. CU South Denver (formerly Wildlife Experience.) 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. Gourmet food stations, silent auction, music, program at 8 p.m. Music for dancing by Stacey T. and The Big Difference.
Celebrating 40 Years Children’s Gala
Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Hosts: The Freyers, Ginny and John and Andi and John Jr. Benefitting Children’s Hospital Colorado. Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Tickets: 720-777-1783.
Slam Dunk Against Lupus Event
Sept. 23, 11-3 p.m. Partnering with Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena inside the Ritchie Center. A family event filled with sports, pro-athletes, entertainment, prizes, etc. Tickets: lupusresearch.org/slamdunkagainstlupus.
Havern School’s annual golf event ‘Chip in Fore Havern’
Sept. 24, 2-5 p.m. at TopGolf, 10601 E. Easter Ave., Centennial. Register: 303-986-4587;104 or email@example.com. Sponsorships available or individual, $60.
Denver Botanic Gardens Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Sept. 23-24, 9 p.m-5 p.m. Free admission. West end of the York St. greenhouse complex.
Audubon Society Summer Fundraiser
Connecting people with nature through education and conservation. Research funds needed. Donate on Support Our Siding GoFundMe page. Info: 303-973-9530.
Lenny Kravitz at Carousel Ball
Oct. 7, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Gala Chair Dana Davis and Honorary Chairwoman Barbara Davis. High Hopes Tribute Award will be presented to Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake. Proceeds benefit Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. Visit childrensdiabetesfoundation. org or 303-863-1200.
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