Horse sculptures from across the country will both fill and surround Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, in an exhibit called “Horse Power,” which runs through Feb. 23. Meet area artists at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 12. Littleton artist Michelle Lamb has a piece included. Featured horse artist is Western Colorado sculptor Doug Owen, who uses found parts from cars, tractors and motorcycles to create his equine figures. Look for them outside Curtis. Free admission, open Mondays through Saturdays. 303-797-1779. Also: “Caballo de Fureza,” from the collection of Museo de las Americas, is exhibited at Greenwood Village City Hall. 6060 S. Quebec St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Natura Obscura at MOA
Also opening Jan. 11 is the long-awaited “Natura Obscura” immersive art experience at Museum of Outdoor Arts, 1000 Englewood Parkway in Englewood in collaboration with Prismajic and with ancillary installations by area artists and work by the 2018 Design and Build Interns at MOA. A visit to a surreal forest with wild creatures … Ticketed, with prices related to day and time. naturaobscura.org, 303-806-0444. Through April 28.
New Members Show
“First Impressions,” the Annual New Members Show at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, runs through Jan. 28, with an opening reception 5:20 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Centennial artist Pam Roth O’Mara is among them. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission free.
Jan. 11 is opening night for “Casa Valentina” by Harvey Fierstein at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Tickets: townhallartscenter.org, 303-794-2787, ext. 5. Set in 1960s in the Catskills, a group of white-collar professionals seek happiness dressed as women. For adults. Also in the Stanton Gallery at THAC, “Vibrant Transformations,” art by Lisa Garness Mallory.
“Talk With Your Mouth Full,” a new free program for artists to meet and discuss, will occur at Black Cube Headquarters, 2925 S. Umatilla St., Englewood from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Parking in lot in front. Public transportation and ride sharing encouraged. Contact Black Cube, the Nomadic Museum, to register for notices, online at blackcube.art.
Mark McQuery Trio, with acoustic guitar, will perform at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, at 2 p.m. Jan. 12. Free.
Drums in Centennial
Denver Percussion, 7399 S. Tucson Way, Centennial, will host professional drummer Rich Stitzel in two programs on Jan. 28 with his “Drum Mantra” method:
• 6 p.m. Drum Clinic ($10) where Stitzel will introduce his book, “DrumMantra.”
• 7 p.m. “DrumMantra Master Class,” with individual attention to students. Book required ($30) Combined ticket and book: $50. Bring your own bass drum pedal. Tickets: Denver Percussion, 7399 S. Tucson Way, Suite B-2, Centennial. 866-737-2877.
“A Little Night Music” by Stephen Sondheim, is presented Jan. 24 to Feb. 17 by Cherry Creek Theatre at the Pluss Theatre, Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Directed by Kelly Van Oosbree with musical director Traci Kern. Tickets start at $33, cherrycreektheatre.org, 303-800-6578. Musical set in turn of the century Sweden.
We recently mentioned the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s 2019 Annual Competition for Colorado Singers (operatic, that is), which affords a free afternoon of arias — and here is how the award money will be generated; “Arias and Love Songs” is a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 at the newly opened Colorado Opera Center, 4121 S. Navajo St., Englewood. (This is a wonderful adaptive reuse of an old warehouse — visit it.) A $75 ticket offers wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres ad a contribution to a singer’s future. DenverLyricOperaGuild.org.
Theater for the future
The Colorado New Play Summit at Denver Center for the Performing Arts runs Feb. 22-24 this year and will offer world premieres of two new plays; lunches, dinner; workshopped readings of two more new plays, in consideration for future production; and a concert reading of “Rattlesnake Kate” by the Lumineers’ Neyla Pekarek and playwright Kate Hartman. Social events with playwrights, and industry people. Discover upcoming talent at the High School Playwriting Competition. Tickets: denvercenter.org.
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