The Parker Symphony, conducted by Rene Knetsch, celebrates its 30th anniversary this season, beginning with a concert on Oct. 20 at the PACE Center titled, “Destination: Europe.”

The Program will include Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Enesco’s “Rumanian Rhapsody,” Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance;” and Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto,” performed by Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony.

The PACE Center is at 20000 E. Pike’s Peak Ave. For information, call 303-805-6800 or visit the website at Tickets are $32.

Study Abroad

Lisbon., Seville, Madrid, Barcelona are included in the next Arapahoe Community College Study Abroad Program. Participants will travel between May 27 to June 7, 2024. For information, contact Trish Sangelo at

It could be the ultimate holiday gift.

Depot Art Center

Reminder—The really skilled work in “Side By Side,” the exhibit at Depot Art Center, 2069 West Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton. The show ends Oct. 29 and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Next is the annual holiday show, a great place to shop for gifts.

For information, visit

The Schoolhouse

“Murder for Two” opens Oct. 27 at The Schoolhouse, 9650 East Mainstreet, Parker. Blake Nawa’a is featured as Officer Marcus Moscowicz. Visit the website at or call 303-805-6800.

Littleton Symphony

Littleton Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Littleton United Methodist Church, 5854 S. Datura St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m. Free parking. Hyden Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring Matthew Zalkind. 303-933-6824.

Hudson Holidays

Hudson Holidays will have two parts this year with two separate light shows.

“Hudson Holidays” will be held between Nov. 24 and Dec. 24.

“Light Up the New Year” will be held from Jan. 2 to Jan. 28.

To get a photography permit, call 303-797-8565.

Nixon’s Coffee will be open with hot chocolate and coffee and snacks.

Adults can also purchase beer, wine and cocktails.

Tickets: Adults: $20; Children 12-15 and Seniors $18; Under 12: free.

See for information on adult groups of 25 or more.

Jewish Community Center

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, located at at 350 S. Dahlian in Denver, will host a traveling exhibit called “Holocaust By Bullet” in the lobby through Nov. 7. Admission free. For more information, visit the website at

Miners Alley

Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 W. Washington in Golden, has opened “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Stephen Karam, through Nov. 5. Thursday to Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

For information, visit the website at

Littleton Town Hall

Littleton Town Hall’s holiday show will be “Matilda the Musical,” a child-appropriate piece that opens Dec. 1. Also running: a participation play: “The Christmas Carol” on Dec. 22. The “Fezziwig’s ball” will be performed on Dec. 16.

For information, call 303-794-2787, Ext. 5 or visit the website at

Note: The opening date for “Matilda the Musical” has been corrected.

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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