ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Colfax Avenue: Gateway to the Rockies
Sept. 14, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the history, people and events that have made Colfax Ave. the longest and wickedest St. in the USA. View historic photos and hear the stories from historian Jonny Barber at Bem is Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton.
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.event
brite.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
Tesoro Cultural Center’s 20 Summer Weekends
Sept. 15-17, 1830s Rendezvous with featured artists, Kimberly Bowen and Ron Kil. Sept. 22-24, Fandanco with featured artist: Gloria Lopez Cordova. Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Fort, 19192 Why. 8, Morrison.
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.
Outnumbered Gallery Opening Reception
Sept. 22, Against the Grain: Contemporary Japanese-Baskets of Mayumi Tsukuda. 6-8 p.m. at 5654 S. Prince St., Unit A. Littleton. Sept. 23, Artist demonstration, 10 am.-2 pm. Mayumi is an artist from Gifu Prefeture, Japan. Her work is in international exhibitions. Info: outnumberedgallery.com
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.
Denver Brass free concerts
Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex. Bring a lawn chair. No tickets required. Info: denverbrass.org.
After Dark Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Oct. 6-28. The lights are out in Corn Maze and brave visitors can find their way through with only the light of a glow stick. This maze is not haunted. For hours and times call 720-865-3552.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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 email@example.com
Household hazardous-material drop-off
Sept. 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.
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.
Fashion Group International Presents: Media Matters
Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn valuable tips from media professionals. Newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and public relations experts represented. $30, nonmembers; $10 members; $5 students. RSVP: 720-299-9986 or Nancy Blizzard @aol.com
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.
Denver Arts and Venues Walking Tour
Sept. 21, Civic Center Public Art and History Tour 6 p.m. RSVP: 720-865-5562
Centennial Senior Commission Hosting Encore Career Fair
Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m. at the City of Centennial’s Eagle St. facility located at 7272 S. Eagle St. Benefitting people ages 40 plus. Learn about individual assistance with resumes, interviewing and computer training.
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
Calder: Monumental at Denver Botanic Gardens
Through Sept. 24, Alexander Calder’s bold sculptures on view at York St. location. Tickets: 720-865-3552.
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.
Marijuana’s True Impact on Colorado
Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian Univ. to hear from law enforcement, education-action, medical, public policy and family-health experts who have experienced the effects of marijuana legalization firsthand. Lively debate between Jeff Hunt and Robert Corry, a top lawyer for the cannabis industry. $15, includes lunch at Colo. Christian Univ. Event Center, 8787 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Purchase tickets by Oct. 2 to reserve a seat. Call 303-963-3424.
Taste of Greenwood Village
Oct. 18. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for VIPs and 5:30 p.m. for general admission. Sponsored by Greenwood Village Chamber with major sponsor Stevenson Imports. Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Over 40 vendors signed up so far. Musical entertainment. VIP $109; general admission, $79. Benefiting Cherry Creek Schools Foundation.
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.
Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Annual Dinner
Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. Grand Hyatt Denver. Honoring Norman Brownstein with Brownstein Hyatt Färber Schreck. $500 tickets at jccdenver.org/annualdinner/.
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.
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