Free Days at Denver Cultural attractions
Children’s Museum of Denver
Nov. 5, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver. www.mychildsmuseum.org
Denver Art Museum
Oct. 5, Nov. 2, 100 W. 14th Ave., Denver. Visit www.denverartmuseum.org
Denver Botanic Gardens
Oct. 7, Nov. 2, 1007 York St., Denver. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Nov. 1, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Oct. 6, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver. Visit www.dmns.org.
Nov. 1, 2900 E. 23rd Ave, Denver. Visit www.denverzoo.org.
‘The Complete History of America (Abridged)’
Through Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., CI Denver Production Center, Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver. CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media’s Theatre, Film & Video Department presents performance of Long, Reed and Tichenor’s play.
Tickets at www.ahec.edu/kingcenter/boxoffice.htm or call or 303-556-2296.
South Suburban Rec Centers Feature Local Artists
Through Oct. 30. South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Buck, Goodson and Lone Tree Recreation Centers are featuring temporary art exhibitions by local artists. South Suburban’s Public Art Committee encourages Colorado artists to submit an application to temporarily display their artwork at various recreation facilities. For a complete list of guidelines and an art exhibition application, visit www.sspr.org or contact Vickie Willis at 303-483-7072.
Karen Trenchard is presenting her photographs of Colorado locations, Lone Tree Recreation Center at 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree, 303-708-3500.
Amy Van Stensel specializes in illustrations and oil paintings botanical in nature, Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Boulevard, Centennial. 303-798-2476.
Darlene Kuhne is a colorist and an abstract expressionist painter, who composes her acrylic paintings with design and composition in mind, Douglas H. Buck Community Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. 303-797-8787
‘Just Like Us’
Oct. 4 – Nov. 3, opens Oct. 10, Stage Theater, Denver Performing Arts Center, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. World Premiere by Karen Zacarías, based on the book by Helen Thorpe. Visit www.denvertheater.org.
Denver Jazz Fest
Oct. 5, 1:45 p.m., National Western Complex Events Center, Denver. Includes Horns of Plenty II featuring Darren Rahn. Tickets at www.denverjazzfest.com.
‘Musical Memories of Glenn Miller Orchestra’
Oct. 11, 6 – 8 p.m., Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. Lone Tree. Alan Cass, University of Colorado at Boulder professor and curator of the Glenn Miller Collection, will share historic samples from the Glenn Miller Archive. Light refreshments will be served. Register online at www.sspr.org; or call 303-347-5999.
‘Squirm Burpee: A Vaudevillian Melodrama’
Oct. 16 – 20, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The Squirm Burpee Circus is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Featuring an eye-catching cast and a beautiful, Cirque-like aesthetic. Tickets at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or call 720-509-1000.
‘The Hilarious Story of Lieutenant Kije’
Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Features the biting humor of Sergei Prokofiev’s hit, the Lt. Kije Suite, a satiric adventure of a conveniently invented war hero, created to avoid embarrassment following a clerical error. Created for the release of a film in 1934, this musical tale will be skillfully told by guest narrator, Monika Vischer. Tickets at www.Littletonsymphony.org. Group tickets (10+) at 303-933-6824.
The University of Northern Colorado Concert Choir
Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. The performance will include a varied choral repertoire, including selected acappella anthems and portions of major works which will be celebratory or contemplative in nature, all of which express joy and hope. Tickets 303-388-4962 or online at www.augustanaarts.org.
‘The Empire Returns’
Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Mission Hills Church, 620 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Includes Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture. Information or tickets at www.arapahoe-phil.org org or call 303-781-1892.
‘First Night: A Space Odyssey’
Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts,
2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Featuring The Denver Brass.
Contributor’s reception to follow immediately. Visit www.denverbrass.org.
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