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Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 6/19/18

The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American …

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Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

The Castle Rock Band will perform a free All-American Independence Day concert on June 30, 7 p.m. at the bandstand in front of the Phillip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.
The Castle Rock Band will perform a free All-American Independence Day concert on June 30, 7 p.m. at the bandstand in front of the Phillip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.
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The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American concert will include John Philip Sousa’s “The Fairest of the Fair” march, “Mr. U.S.A.,” a medley of George M. Cohan favorites and “Americans We” by Henry Fillmore … The band, made up of community volunteers, will perform later in the season (Aug. 25) at the Miller Park amphitheater. The band includes teens to senior citizens and welcomes others — no audition required. See the website for information: CastleRockBand.org.

Magic show

T.C. Tahoe, a truly funny magician, will perform June 22 and 23 at the Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Tickets: $25-$30, Tickets.AmazingShows.com, 303-660-6799. Call also for information about July sessions of Summer Wizard Camp.

Benefit theater

Each summer, Senior Housing Options hosts performances of a familiar play, staged in the lobby at its historic Barth Hotel, 1514 17th Street, Denver. Ticket buys ($35) are a contribution to this organization, which provides a home in several locations, for needy elderly and handicapped people in the area. (Additional contributions are welcomed.) This summer’s play features veteran actors Joey Wishnia and Roger Simon (together for the first time) in Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” based on the story of feuding vaudevillians Al Lewis and Willie Clark. Vintage Theatre is again collaborating with SHO for the summer benefit July 12-29. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. 303-595-4464, seniorhousingoptions.org. (The production will move to the Vintage Theatre in Aurora Aug. 3-Sept. 9.)

`Summer Sizzle’

In July, the Littleton fine arts Guild will present “Summer Sizzle,” a member show July 3 to 29, interpreting the concept at the LFAG’s home, Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Colorado painter Victoria Ekelund is juror. A reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 13. The All Colorado Show will run in August, starting before Western Welcome Week. (Closed July 4.)

Sounds of Summer

Englewood’s amphitheater is the setting for Thursday evening free concerts at 6:30 p.m.: Bring chairs, blankets, picnics or enjoy treats from food trucks. June 21: Boogie Machine; June 28: Buckstein. Englewoodco.gov. 303-762-2660.

Tesla presentation

The Englewood Historic Preservation Society presents Matt Crabtree at 6:30 p.m. June 25, at Brew On Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway. He will give a second talk about the amazing inventor, Nikola Tesla. Crabtree will let the audience interact with a coil generator he has built, according to society member Doug Cohn. Free. New members are welcomed. Information: 303-242-3257.

Stage NOW programs

The following programs are being held in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex, bounded by Lawrence, 14th and Champa streets and Speer Boulevard in downtown Denver. Tickets: denvercenter.org.

• “Sunset Cinema,” free movies in the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria, feature Wes Anderson this summer: July 10 — “Fantastic Mr. Fox;” Aug. 14 — “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”; Aug. 21 — “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Costume contests, trivia. Cocktails and snacks available. Bring chairs.

• Wednesday evenings: Mixed Taste Garden Parties will offer food and drinks preceding the 7 p.m. “Mixed Taste” tag-team lectures on Unrelated Topics — programs at the Sewall Ballroom Tickets:$20, denvercenter.org.

• Sterling Vineyards Galleria Bar will pop up on select Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 5-7 p.m. Entertainment.

• “Special Guest,” a collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf (coming to Denver), is open at the NEXT STAGE Gallery. A moveable talk show, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 12:30-7:30 p.m. Poetry readings, film screenings, dance performances …

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