ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Kick-off Chinese New Year
Feb. 16-18. Join the Denver International Electronic Music Festival. Two major performances will showcase the fusion of Western and Eastern instruments, including the Yamaha Election, pipa, and guzheng. Feb. 16, a showcase that immerses the audience in a theatrical landscape. Western and Eastern instruments are woven together to create an unprecedented soundscape that forms the backdrop for song and dance. Feb. 17, Kuna Fu Oraan. Featuring Yamaha Electones. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets: Newman Center box office, 303-871-7720.
‘Birdman Live’ at Newman Center
Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Antonio Sanchez, Birdman Live. Experience the explosive Oscar-winning film Birdman. Tickets: 303-871-7720.
Julia Galloway Ceramics Workshop
Feb. 24-25. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by Arapahoe Community College. Both days at the ACC Art and Design Center, Room AD1010. Galloway will demonstrate making utilitarian pottery using wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, as well as surface design using slips and resist. Galloway is professor of art at the University of Montana. Cost of two-day workshop is $150. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-797-5948.
ACC to host CCSD Art and Excellence Showcase
Through March 8. Participating schools: Cherokee Trail High School, Cherry Creek High School, Eaglecrest High School, Grandview High School, Overland High School and Smoky Hill High School. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m. Sat., March 3, noon-5 p.m. A closing reception March 8, 5-7 p.m. with light refreshments. Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC. Free and open to the public.
International Electronic Music Festival
Feb. 15 and 16. Hosted by Joseph and Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology. “Terra-cotta Warriors 3D and Ode to Nature.” The Robert and Judi Newman Center University of Denver. Tickets: 303-871-7720. Feb. 17-18, “Kung Fu Organ,” featuring soloist, Pang Bo. Tickets: 303-871-7720.
Music with a Mission Concert Series
Feb. 16, 7 p.m. The Hummin’ Birds. Performers mix old-time Appalachian tunes with country, bluegrass, gospel, swing and original songs. Cami and Mike will be joined by their daughter Claire on the fiddle. Concert benefits Heifer International. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 303-740-2688.
Burning Love: Elvis Live!
Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Valentine’s tribute with Elvis impersonator Aaron Black. Please wear retro evening wear or costumes. Dancing, dinner, a teddy bear, scarves, and photo ops with the king after the show. Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia. RSVP: cherokeeranch.org.
Free Concert with the Colorado Symphony and DYAO
Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Celebrating 40 years of Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets for free concert can be reserved at coloradosymphony.org or dyao.org.
Naturally Artificial: Works by Jason DeMarte
Feb. 21-May 20. Opening reception: Feb. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; artist talk: 6:30 p.m. DeMarate’s works combine images of plants and animals with discordant artificial elements and processed foods. Gates Court Gallery at Denver Botanic Gardens, York St. Art exhibit included with Gardens admission.
An Evening in Verona Gala
Feb. 22. A Romeo and Juliet gala at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, performed by Colorado Ballet dancers. Emcee Aimee Caplis and auctioneer Doug Tisdale. An Italian-themed dinner in the “Montague” Chambers Grant Salon and the “Capulet” loge, followed by dessert served in the “Streets of Verona” lobby and dancing on the stage. Gala committee chaired by Anne and Jim Hillary. Tickets: coloradoballet.org/gala or call 303-339-1618.
Littleton Symphony Presents ‘Great Music from the Arts: From the Movies’
Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St. With Charles Wetherbee, violin. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org or call 303-933-6824.
Madams and Martinis
Feb. 23, 7-9:30 p.m. Ladies event features martinis, wine and excellent food, plus a tour of a historic 1884 home. Benefiting Denver Ballet Guild. RSVP by Feb. 18 by calling 303-783-0078.
Whiskey and Scotch Tasting for St. Patrick’s Day
March 16, 7 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, a 92-year-old Scottish-style castle. Tasting will be accompanied by pairings of gourmet and hearty appetizers. Entertainment by Eron Johnson’s Blackhorn Sessions and Scott Beach on bagpipes. RSVP: 303-688-5555.
Temporary Art Exhibits
Through March 31, Dick Gallagher, Lakewood, Painting. An exhibit titled Inked Car Arts displays vintage cars and trucks from many manufacturers in street scenes or individually in gouache paint and Indian ink. Lone Tree Gold Club and Hotel.
Englewood Public Library Classes
Feb. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Microsoft Excel: The Basics in the Tech Lab. Registration required. For information on all classes, call 303-762-2567 or email mbrandstetter
February is National Heart Month
The Double Tree DTC, 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village will donate 5 percent of your meeting fee booked in February or March to the American Heart Association. Receive triple Hilton Honors Points. Book your meeting between 2/18-3/7 and choose one of the following perks: Complimentary cookie break or complimentary welcome reception. Info: 303-779-6161 or denvertech.doubletree.com.
Free Nutrition Classes
Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Eat to Beat Depression.” Both classes at South Denver Heart Center: Presented by Susan Buckley, R.D. Register: 303-744-1065, southdenver.com.
Free Educational Classes for South Denver Cardiology Associates
Feb. 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. “Anticoagulation Basics: Through Thick and Thin.”
Feb. 19, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Insulin Resistance.” Join Susan Weithunat, R.D., C.D.E.
To register, call 303-744-1065, southdenver.com.
Need a Car Seat for a Child?
Feb. 17, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Free car seats available on a first-come basis. Child must be present. One car seat per family. John Elway Chevrolet, 5200 S. Broadway, Englewood. Info: 303-762-2490.
Free Mile High JACL’s Day of Remembrance
Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m. Free admission after program to rest of the museum. Commemorate the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and celebrates the life and legacy of Minoru Yasui, Denver’s social-justice icon. Keynote speaker Peggy Nagae, the Portland-based lawyer, was the lead attorney for the Supreme Court appeal of Yasui, one of three men who fought wartime incarceration in the 1940s.
Board Game Day at Englewood Public Library
Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m. Do away with the doldrums. Play games at the library. For all ages. No registration required.
Centennial Institute’s Upcoming Events
Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Join for a historic broadcast of CPAC, live onscreen in the events center. Conservative Political Action Conference 2018, $55 with continental breakfast and lunch. Free parking. Info: 303-963-3157. Feb. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. President’s lecture series on “The Faith of George Washington.” Dr. Peter Lillback, author of George Washington’s Sacred Fire and president and professor of historical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Lepino Hall. RSVP 303-963-3157.
Abraham Lincoln Program
Feb. 26, 2 p.m., Chautauqua performer and historian John Voehl will embody President Lincoln at Bemis Public Library in this historical performance. Info: 303-795-3961.
Lloyd Lewis at Opportunity Coalition
March 8, 5-7 p.m. President and CEO of Arc Thrift Stores. Location: WeWork/Triangle Bldg. location, (near Union Station.) 1550 Wewatta St., 2nd Floor, Denver. $20 fee. Half of the cost is donated to local charities. Cocktails and light appetizers provided. Info: opportunitycoalition.com
Englewood Police Citizens Academy
March 7-May 7, Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., at Englewood Police Dept. Graduation at City Council meeting on Monday, May 7. Register: Toni Arnoldy, email@example.com. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. Space limited.
Car Seat Safety Event
March 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Mothers of Multiples Society at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will offer free car-seat checks. No appointment necessary. Drop in times are between 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Info: mothersofmultiples.com
Introducing 2018 Kempe Award Winners
March 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon. Honoring Linda Alvarado, CEO of Alvarado Construction, and Reggie Bicha, executive director of Colo. Dept. of Human Services. Keynote speaker: Steve Pemberton, chief human-resources officer at Globoforce and bestselling author of A Chance in the World. Ritz-Cariton, 1881 Curtis St., Denver. RSVP: 303-864-5308, Denise Jendrusch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Republican Lincoln Club
Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Lincoln Club of Colorado celebrates 100 years at the Colorado History Museum, 1200 Broadway. Formal attire. Music by Mile High Big Band. To purchase tickets: LincolnclubofColorado.org or call 303-777-3600.
Meet Malcolm X at D.I.N.E.
Feb. 18. Enjoy a three-course luncheon featuring a special presentation by a professional Chautauqua scholar-performer. Meet great figures from history, hear them speak on issues from their historical perspectives and ask questions. Featured guest: Charles Everett Pace portrays Malcolm X. Maggiano’s Little Italy at Denver Tech Center, 7401 S. Clinton St., Englewood. RSVP: 303-894-7951
Invest in Success Gala
March 8. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cherry Creek Schools Foundation at Denver Marriott Tech Center. Gala will include a beer tasting from Resolute Brewing, live and silent auctions, jewelry pull from Kendra Scott and performances from students. Retiring Superintendent Harry Bull will also be honored. Tickets are $150 and corporate table sponsorships begin at $3,000. Tickets: ccsfoundation.org or email Yolonda Grosso at email@example.com.
Junior League of Denver’s ‘The Journey’
March 23, 6 p.m. Keynote speaker Terrell Davis, Hall of Fame and former running back for Denver Broncos, speaking on how education influenced his professional football career. Reggie Rivers will serve as emcee and auctioneer. Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Tickets: 303-692-0270.
Feb. 25. Great Sandwich Making Event, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Drop in for 15 minutes and join the Hunger Task Force for fellowship and sandwich making for Senior Support services. Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver.
SAVE THE DATE
Colorado Neurological Institute 30th Anniversary Gala
April 21. “Spotlight on Hope.” Info: 720-974-4094. At CU South Denver, formerly Wildlife Experience
Joshua School’s Annual Gala
April 28. “Standing Strong and Transforming Lives.” Keynote speaker, Mickey Rowe, the first actor with autism to play a person with autism on Broadway in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Info: 720-863-8387.
Mizel Institute Annual Dinner
May 23, 6 p.m. Honoring John Ikard with the 2018 Community Enrichment Award. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Colorado Fine Arts Assn. ScholarshipsFeb. 15 – Available online. coloradofinearts.org. A new scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado. To recognize students who have demonstrated a dedication to the arts. Two scholarships valued at $500 (minimum).
ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
Off the Clock: Kilts and Clovers
March 2, 6-9 p.m. Celebrate in Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens, enjoy live music and hands-on activities, such as painting plant pots in Boettcher Memorial Center, savor specialty dinners and drinks from Offshoot Cafe or the cash bar. Tickets: botanicgardens.org
Spanish-Speaking Volunteer Request
Englewood Public Library is looking for a volunteer to facilitate a new Spanish conversation circle once a month to help others learn the language. Contact Michelle at 303-762-2567.
Due by Feb. 28. Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council is seeking applicants for two $3,000 college scholarships to be given to students pursing degrees in the arts. The schools of the scholarship winners will also receive a $500 award for their art programs. Student must be a graduating senior from an Arapahoe County high school or a graduating senior who is a resident of Greenwood Village. The student must be planning to enroll as a full-time student at a college or arts school majoring in either the performing, visual or literary arts. Submit applications through callforentry.org. A link can be found at greenwoodvillage.com/cultural arts. Info: 303-708-6110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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