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Top-notch blues coming to stage

Big Mama, Felicia P. Fields, with Shake Anderson and Chick Street Man will perform with a band to deliver favorite blues songs at Lone Tree Arts Center.
Big Mama, Felicia P. Fields, with Shake Anderson and Chick Street Man will perform with a band to deliver favorite blues songs at Lone Tree Arts Center.
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Veteran blues musicians Felicia P. Fields (Big Mama), Shake Anderson and Chic Street Man perform an after-hours jam session at the Chicago nightclub where they're working in “Low Down Dirty Blues.” They share favorite tunes from Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin' Wolf, Pearl Bailey and more. Performances are Oct. 18 through 28 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Directed by the team that brought “Muscle Shoals: I'll Take you There” last season, with director Randal Mylar and musical director Dan Wheetman. Performances: 7:30 Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Saturdays, Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets:, 720-509-1000.

Native American culture

“Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture” by Dr. Chip Colwell won a 2018 Colorado Book Award. Colwell will talk at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, about the efforts by native leaders to reclaim sacred objects and rebury their kin for the past five decades. Colwell is senior curator of anthropology at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Free. 303-795-3961.

Colorado Carvers Club

Al Vigil, 2017 “Carver of the Year,” will be featured at the 2018 Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale on Oct. 13 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Oct. 14 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. Vigil will have Santa figures, carved earrings, perhaps a cribbage board and other items, examples of his “chip carving” technique for display and sale. He has also been involved with the annual effort to carve small wooden cars for distribution to children in area hospitals in the metro area (600 to 700 a year). Members demonstrated their skills at Lakewood Cider Days recently as well. The group meets on the second Saturday of the month at Maple Grove Grange, 3130 Youngfield St. in Wheat Ridge.

Open Studio Tour

Painter Patricia Clarke of Highlands Ranch will share space with her artist son, Ben, at the Art Garage, 6100 E. 23rd Ave., Denver during the Annual Park Hill Open Studio Tour (10-5) on Oct. 13 and 14. Free maps of studios and photos of work will be available at the Art Garage. The free tour will be self-guided. Information:

Voices and wind instruments

“Songs of Democracy,” by Howard Hanson, will be included in a joint concert presented by Voices West and the Colorado Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver and on Oct. 13 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The concerts celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Cherry Creek Theatre

“My Name is Asher Lev,” adapted from the Chaim Potok novel, will be presented by the Cherry Creek Theatre Company in the Plus Theatre at Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. It runs Oct. 18 through Nov. 11 and plays on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Bernie Cardell directs, University of Northern Colorado student Josue Ivan Prieto plays the lead. For times and tickets, go to

Rox Arts

The Roxborough Arts Council Gallery in Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, holds its Second Friday Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12. Wine, hors d'ouvres, chat with artists.


“Seussical” is presented Oct. 10-Dec. 29 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Based of stories by Dr. Seuss. Performances at 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and some Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A sensory-friendly performance will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 3. 720-898-7200 or

Colorado Book Awards invite authors

Submissions are open for books published in 2018 or November-December 2017. Guideline and entry forms at Deadline is Jan. 17, 2019. Finalists selected Dec. 2018-March 1, 2019. Judging March 2019. Volunteer selectors and judges needed. See address above.

Guitarist visits library

Two-neck guitarist Mark Kroos performs at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Folk, indie, rock, Celtic, punk. Free. 303-795-3961.

Ballot issues

Members of League of Women Voters will lead a discussion of 2018 ballot issues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Koelbel Public Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial.


“Wicked Bayou with Clay Rose and the Widow's Bane” will be presented by Wonderbound Dance Company at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets:


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