Members of the Englewood Camera Club will gather at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 to hear photographer and workshop leader Matt Shetzer talk about various wildlife photography concepts geared towards photographing raptors, bears and small birds. Challenges include composing a strong scene, anticipating the actions of a wild animal and ensuring the light is perfect. He will address understanding wildlife behavior with details and images from Alaska and Costa Rica and Ecuador. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd. (south entrance), Centennial.
Mozart in Englewood
The Mozart Clarinet Trio, the “Kegelstatt Trio,” will be performed at the 2 p.m. Jan. 21 in an Englewood Arts Presents concert in Hampden Hall on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. Jason Shafer, principal clarinetis of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will perform with Erika Eckert, viola, and Margaret McDonald, piano. Also on the program is Bruch: “8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano” (two-three piece excerpt). Bruch was 70 years old when he composed the trio pieces and they have a mellow, autumnal sound. Tickets: $20, adults; $15, seniors; free under 18, at the door or at englewoodarts.org.
The Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society will start the new year with “Family in a Shoebox: Genealogy and Postcards” with Diedra Horan at 1 p.m. Jan. 10. Also scheduled: “Library Media and Digitization Tools” with Kirsten Caulfield, multimedia librarian for the Arapahoe Library District, at 1 p.m. on Jan. 17. Learn about options for preserving photographs, slides and film and how to share these items. The group meets at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Information: email president Joyce Lohse at ColumbineGenealogy@gmail.com.
Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, will offer its monthly second Saturday comedy series: Episode 4 of “Siren Song: A Pirate Odyssey” at 1 and 3 p.m. on Jan. 14, with a sketch based on a song suggested by the audience last month. Tickets: $7 online, $8 at the door. (Pirate costumes welcome!) Go to buntport.com.
Jazz in Arvada
“Turn Up the Basie” is the name of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra’s next concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Tickets: 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org.
Libby Bortz, LCSW, and Patty Bortz, JD, CSA, will present “Mother-Daughter: Co-Authors of the Last Chapter” at 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 10 at the MACC Boardroom, (theatre entrance), Mizel Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. They will talk about aging and dying and why conversation about that emotional journey is so important. The “estate plan of the heart,” is a name for their presentation. RSVP to Suzi Malman, 303-316-6358.
David Taylor’s Zikr Dance Ensemble will hold auditions for an apprentice program for dancers, age 16 and over, at 2 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 15 at Denver Ballet Theatre and Centerstage Starz Studio, 8150 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Admission by invitation only. Dancers will take a five-week class from May 15 through June 17, following auditions. Dancers will appear in Zikr’s 2017 performances. Tuition is $500. Audition fee is $10. Bring headshot and resume. The class will be taught by Colorado Ballet dancer and Zikr guest dancer Tracy Jones. See zikrdance.com.
“12 Angry Jurors” by Reginald Rose will play at ThunderRidge High School, 1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway in Highlands Ranch, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19, 20, 21. (Details next week.)
Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual Orchid Showcase runs Jan. 6 to Feb. 20 in the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion at the gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. The 2017 theme is Victorian for this display of common and rare species that surrounds the visitor with gorgeous blooms. For admission details, see botanicgardens.org.