“Practice Makes Perfect” is part of Denver-based artists Taiko Chandler’s “Thoughtful Intuition” show at the Littleton Museum. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Denver-based Japanese artist Taiko Chandler has installed a new exhibit at the Littleton Museum called “Thoughtful Intuition,” which runs through Jan. 7, 2024. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission is free. There will be a related printmaking workshop on Nov. 15 at the museum. Admission is free. 303-795-3950.


The 12th Annual Owl and Music Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Denver Audubon Kingery Nature Center, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Littleton. The Nearly There Band will play and educators will hold live owl demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Owl crafts for kids, owl pellet dissections, owl merchandise. All ages welcome. Learn about how to make it safer for birds migrating at night … Ticketed. Also, beginning birding classes are available. See denveraudubon.org.

Samara Joy

Samara Joy comes to the University of Denver’s Newman Center on Oct. 15. She is the winner of the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal album and Best New Artist. Tickets: 303-871-7720 or newmancenterpresents.com. Newman Center is at 2344 E. lliff Ave., Denver. Weekly programs, including Compagnie Herve Koubi: What the Day Owes the Night, 14 male dancers from the Mediterranean on Jan. 23. Joshua Redman Quartet performs on March 1. Okareka: Mana Wahine (Maori Indigenous dance) on March 10.

Garden club

Learn about a variety of edible plants at the Douglas County Garden Club meeting from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 3. Becky Elder, permaculture expert and Colorado State University Master Gardener, will present at the library in Castle Rock, 100 S. Wilcox St. New members and guests are invited. See douglascountygardenclub.org.


Musical classic “Cabaret” by Kander and Ebb plays through Oct. 22 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Directed by Bernie Cardell, with music direction by Tanner Kelly and choreography by Adrienne Hampton. 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.org.


The Museum of Outdoor Arts will host a movie night on Oct. 20 and 21 at Marjorie Park in Greenwood Village, 6331 S. Fiddlers Green Circle. Doors open at 5 p.m. and movie will show at dusk — about 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 20, the film will be “Drop Dead, Gorgeous” and on Oct. 21, it will be “Alice in Wonderland” (2010). Free for MOA members, $15 general admission. The park contains more than 40 original artworks.

Town Hall

Town Hall Arts Center’s 41st season tickets are on sale. “All Shook Up” opened Sept. 21-to Oct. 15. Followed by “Last Session,” “Matilda,” “Urine Town,” “Raisin,” “Red,” “The Prom.” Monday night performances are a benefit for the Denver Actors Fund.

One Book, One Littleton

“They Can’t Take Your Name” by Robert Justice is the title for his year, One Book, One Littleton program. On Sept. 29, Justice will speak at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., at a reception in his honor. The library has multiple copies, for those who might hear him speak and then read the book.

Craft fair

The Littleton Craft Fair will be held on Oct. 7 at Ketring Park, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the annual Harvest Festival will be on Oct. 14 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. Families can bring a wagon to haul a fat pumpkin from the museum to your car. Games, refreshments and wagon rides are part of the festival fun.

Sonya Ellingboe has been writing about area arts and entertainment and sometimes local history since 1986. She has lived in Littleton since 1956 and has four adult children and nine grandchildren — plus...

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