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Starship to land at PACE Center

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Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, will perform at PACE Center in Parker on May 28.
Column by Sonya Ellingboe

Starship will perform at the PACE Center on May 28, featuring Mickey Thomas on vocals, John Ross, Jeff Adams, Darrell Verdusco, Stephanie Calvert and Phil Bennett. Hits “Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now” and “Sara” each reached the top of the singles charts for this band. The PACE Center is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets: or 303-805-6800.

Ukefest set for Denver

The Denver Ukefest will be at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, from June 5 to 7, including workshops for all levels of players, master classes and concerts. Heavy Metal Uke Jam at The Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood from 7-9 p.m. June 5, open to all. Master class and evening concert from 4-11 p.m. June 6.*Workshops, jams, master classes, open stage, vendors, and big concert from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 7. Weekend pass, $105 advance, Information: 303-777-1003 x2,

Town Hall holds auditions

Two auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 7 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Littleton — for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (Sept. 12-Oct. 12, directed by Bob Wells) and “Anything Goes” (Nov. 14-Dec. 28, directed by Nick Sugar). Those auditioning can try out for both musicals and the remaining season. Prepare 24-36 bars of uptempo and ballad and a one-minute comedic monologue. Bring resume and headshot. By appointment only: Ashley Thomasen, 303-794-2787, ext. 211 or

Englewood seeks actors

The Englewood Summer Musical will be “The Sound of Music,” presented July 25-27 at Englewood Middle School. Auditions will be May 27 at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood: 8-12 year olds, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; 13-year-olds and up, 7:30-9 p.m. Results posted May 30. Rehearsals for 13 and older will be at the Malley Center and Englewood Middle School, starting June 2 (must attend this day). Classes for 8- to 12-year-olds will be at Englewood Middle School. All 8- to 12-year-olds must attend unless told otherwise by the directors. Children not in the show may also attend the acting classes. Information:, 303-762-2660.

Subconscious effort

Gallery 1261 presents the exhibition “Group X-2” from June 6 to July 19, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 6 at 1261 Delaware St., Denver. Master artist and curator Quang Ho has invited Daniel Sprick (who has an exhibit scheduled June 29 at the Denver Art Museum), Michael Workman and others — local and national — to dig into their subconscious. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 303-571-1261 or

Bobcat sighting

Bobcat Goldthwait will headline May 29-31 at the Comedy Works in Greenwood Village, 5345 Landmark Place. He has appeared in films, worked behind the camera on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and has directed. His latest Showtime one-hour special is “You Don't Look the Same Either.” Showtime: 7:30 p.m. May 29; 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. May 30-31. Tickets: $25, 720-274-6800,