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Down the rabbit hole they go

Young dancers Alyssa Palazzo, 13, and Jenna Armstrong, 14, will share the role of Alice in the Littleton Dance Academy’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” March 22-23 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Courtesy photo
Column by Sonya Ellingboe

Littleton Youth Ballet’s annual Storybook Ballet will be “Alice in Wonderland” with performances at 6 p.m. March 22 and at noon and 5 p.m. March 23 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets range from $16 to $23, plus a $3 surcharge. Call 720-509-1000 or visit Dancers Alyssa Palazzo and Jenna Armstrong will alternate in the role of Alice.

A Mad Hatters Tea Party will kick off the season of Alice at 3 p.m. March 9 at Littleton Dance Academy, 5239 Rio Grande St. in Littleton. Guests will enjoy treats, a performance and tea with Alice, the Mad Hatter and others. Tickets for tea cost $10 and can be obtained by calling 303-794-6649.

Watercolors in Lone Tree

The Colorado Watercolor Society’s annual state exhibition is taking place through March 30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The exhibition includes work by 88 Colorado water-media painters and was juried by Carl Dalio. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 7. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and prior to performances. 720-509-1000. Admission is free.

`Ragtime and Beyond’

“Ragtime and Beyond” is Scott Kirby’s concert title when he performs for the Ragtime Society of Colorado at 2 p.m. March 16 at Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver. Parking is on south side of building, entrance on the west. Tickets: $20/$15 can be purchased at the door or by mailing a check to Coleen Vander Hoek, 8360 Zephyr St., Littleton CO, 80128.

Learning the lens

The Englewood Camera Club will present Terry Mieger’s program on “Adobe Lightroom 5, Essential for the Serious Photographer” at 7 p.m. March 11 (doors open at 6:30) at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests always welcome. Contact club president Steve Johnson,, for more information.

As a follow up: the Colorado Council of Camera Clubs presents an all-day workshop on Digital Workflow, which will have more information on editing with Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 15, at Epiphany Lutheran Church Basement, 790 Corona St., Denver. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members.

Englewood Arts Presents

Violinist Allegra Wermuth and pianist Hsing-ay Hsu will present a duo recital at 2 p.m. March 15 at Hampden Hall, second floor Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. They will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Kreisler, Dallapicola, Gershwin in the Chamber Music of the Masters Series. Tickets: $15/$12 at or at the door.

Mercy Killers in Colorado

Actor Michael Milligan brings his one man play, “Mercy Killers” to Colorado with multiple performances planned.

A man’s wife is diagnosed with cancer and the insurance company refuses to pay. Sponsored by the Health Care for All Colorado at 7 p.m. each night: March 6: Mercury Café; March 7: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre; March 8: CU Denver; March 9: Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. More information is available at

The art of Alix Evendorff

Abstract painter Alix Evendorff will have an exhibit with Jessica Loving, through March 23 at Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. She has exhibited in Littleton frequently. 303-297-8428.

Black Forest fire tales

The Palmer Lake Historical Society hosts a public meeting at 7 p.m. March 11 to hear Terry Stokka present a documentary of the 2013 Black Forest Fire. He is chairman of the Black Forest History Committee. Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake.