A blue and white big-top circus tent will appear at Southwest Plaza, located west of Littleton at 8501 W. Bowles Ave., from Oct. 25-28, for the Silver Tour of Cirque Italia. “Aquatic Spectacular” is the name of the show that presents more than 30 performers from all over the world, including Coco the Clown, opera singer Gimmi, jugglers, high-wire artists, roller skaters, contortionists and mor— and a Wheel of Death! Will-call tickets will be in a trailer at the front of the tent. Maunuel Rebecchi is creator of this traveling, animal-free entertainment that uses 35,000 gallons of water. Tickets: $40, adult; $10-$35, child; $30, ADA or care person; $15, ADA child. CirqueItalia.com or call 941-704-8572. Shows: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 26; 1:30, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Oct 27; 1:30, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Also appearing in Aurora, Broomfield, Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
Free community dinner
Oct. 30 is the date for the next free community dinner at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. The time is 6 to 7 p.m. and the menu, prepared by church volunteers, includes: Halloween chili, chips, salad, fresh fruit and hand-held desserts prepared by the youth group, according to chair Lynda Kizer.
Denver Film Festival
The 41st Denver Film Festival runs Oct. 31-Nov. 11 at the Sie Film Center and elsewhere. See denverfilm.org or the Sie box office at 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver.
Grapes and Hops to Grads, the annual Arapahoe Community College Foundation benefit event, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Mike Ward Automotive Maserati Showroom, 1850 Lucent Court, Highlands Ranch. Featured: local cuisine and silent auction. Tickets: $90, couple; $50, individual; $40, staff/students. Arapahoe.edu/foundationevents or Robin Loughran, 720-985-8580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Arts Week
Starting with First Friday Arts Walk on Nov. 2 and the Free Night at the Museums on Nov. 3, there are arts featured throughout the metro area through Nov. 10, including many free events and special pricing. South area involvement: Lone Tree Arts Center, PACE Center, Parker, Arapahoe Philharmonic. See DenverArtsWeek.com for schedule.
South Suburban art exhibits
South Suburban Parks and Recreation District has several art exhibits: Society of Decorative Painters, Rocky Mountain Hi Chapter, paintings and decorative pieces, Buck Recreation Center, Littleton, Nov. 1 to 30. Chris Scherpenseel of Highlands Ranch photography, Lone Tree Recreation Center, Nov. 1 to 30. Mathew Hamer of Littleton clay hangings, Goodson Recreation Center, Nov. 1 to 30. Merry Wicks and Ivy Delon of Littleton, realistic paintings of florals and landscapes, Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, through Dec. 29. See ssprd.org for locations.
`Seussical’ in Arvada
“Seussical” is based on the stories of Dr. Seuss and runs through Dec. 29 at the Arvada Center. Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and more.. Tickets and information: arvadacenter.org, 720-898-7200.
New art on Broadway
Look closely as you drive into Denver on Broadway for “Pulse,” a new interactive and human-powered light installation in front of Sweet Action Ice Cream, 52 Broadway. A stationary bike is connected to a nearby trash can. When someone pedals the bike, the can lights up, reminding passersby to use it. Artists are Katy Flacavento and Zach Christopher.
Benefit for Elitch Theatre
The historic Elitch Theatre, which has been under restoration, was badly damaged by wind on April 16 and efforts are ongoing to repair it. The Children’s Day International Film Festival will be held at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver, on Nov. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free 18 and younger. $10-$50 over 18. See filmfreeway.com/childrensfilmfestival. Proceeds will go to the Historic Elitch Theatre repair.
Save the Bug
The 24th Annual Save The Bug Theatre fundraiser is scheduled on Nov. 23 at the theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a bake sale and silent auction. A show begins at 7:30 p.m., with comedy, burlesque, magic and more. Tickets; $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Bugtheatre.org.
The Rox Arts Gallery at Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, opened in its new space in Suite 330, near Starbucks on Oct. 24. With added space, more gallery members may find space. Help is sought to cover moving costs. See Roxartscouncil.org.
Fever Dream Fest
The second weekend of Fever Dream Festival, a collection of new plays focused on Science Fiction, fantasy and horror themes is at the Benchmark Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood: 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Full-length, one-act and short plays fill the days. See BenchmarkTheatre.com for schedule. This is the second year for this festival, with plays by local and national playwrights.
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