It’s fun to think of summer bands at beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre as the snow flies! Among the bands booked: Killer Queen, a tribute band for the British band Queen, which had 18 Number One albums and made rock band history … It’s the 47th anniversary of that band’s best-selling “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Killer Queen tickets are available now — the performance will be July 19: AXS.com/events/420669/killer-queen-tickets. $60 GA; $60-$65 reserved tix (plus service charge).
Highlands Ranch Historical Society
Speaker Cara Wilson-Granat corresponded with Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, for 20 years and will speak about the family and about how contact with Otto transformed a “family” of young people, including Cara, by sharing his philosophy of love over hate … He will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 for the HRHS at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Cara’s book, “Tree of Hope — Anne Frank’s Father Shares His Wisdom With an American Teen and the World,” will be for sale before and after the program. (Cash or checks only.) Feb. 21 program: Norman Rockwell. March 21: Legendary Ladies. thehrhs.org.
The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, founded in 2012 by Art Bouton, will perform: “Big Band Royalty: Dukes, Counts and the Barons of Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Tickets: $24-$38, coloradojazz.org/concerts or 720-898-7200. Masks.
Stories on Stage
“High School Confidential” will be performed by Buntport Theatre Company, presented at Su Teatro at 2 p.m. on Jan. 16 and virtually at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17. Ticket holders for the virtual show can watch later if the Sunday time doesn’t work. Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman and Samantha Schmitz. $22. storiesonstage.org, 303-494-0523.
Missoula Children’s Theatre
The impressive Missoula Children’s Theatre will be working with 50 students in various roles and as directors , culminating in a performance of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. Tickets cost $12, 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the cultural center box office.
Englewood Arts Presents
“Happy Birthday Silver!” is the next concert presented by Englewood Arts at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. For tickets and information: englewoodarts.org.
“Joseph Hoffman’s Vienna” will run Jan. 21 to April 3 at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1201 Bannock St., Denver. Time-travel to the distinctive Vienna of the early 1900s. works from the collection plus new acquisitions … Hoffman co-founded the Weiner Werkstatte Artist Cooperative, an important influence on 20th-century design. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets; $10/$8. 303-832-8576. Kirklandmuseum.org.
Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, presents “Fireflies,” adapted from the novel, “Eleanor and Abel” by Matthew Barber. Through Feb. 13 in the Bond-Trimble Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, Jan. 24; 2:30 p.m. Sundays and Sat., Feb. 12. Deborah Persoff plays Eleanor. Directed by Bernie Cardell. vintagetheatre.org, 303-856-7830. Tickets: $20-$34.
The Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, offers an exhibit of birdwing butterflies, said to be one of the world’s largest and most beautiful. butterflies.org, 303-469-5441.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, public events frequently are canceled or rescheduled. Check with organizers before you go.