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Wind ensembles join forces in free concert


The Colorado Wind Ensemble performs a free concert with the Eaglecrest High School Wind Ensemble at the high school, 5100 S. Picadilly St., Centennial, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. David Kish directs music by Saint-Saens, Reed, Daughtry, Piazzola, local composer Alan Stein and more. Masks to be worn at all times.

Art market

Arapahoe Community College students will gain scholarship help when readers buy a ticket ($12) to the online Affordable Arts Festival Holiday Market website. All prices are $100 or less, as with the summer market. See


The Museum of Outdoor Art, Englewood, has announced that “Genterra Mons,” an entry by Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana won its annual “Design and Build” contest. See for images.

Call for artists

The 56th annual “Eye of the Camera” call for artists is open on Cafe, Deadline is midnight, Nov. 16. Juror is Rupert Jenkins. Theme: “Space to Wonder.” Exhibit dates: Jan. 21 to March 12, 2022 at the Littleton Museum.

K Contemporary Gallery

“Zonz Rosa” by Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios and “I Know Not Where” by Shawn Huckins will be featured at K Contemporary Gallery, 1412 Wazee St., Denver from Nov. 20 to Jan. 8.

Cuban-born Rios will hang his first show at K Contemporary, including more than a dozen large-scale paintings with bilingual titles, dealing with the “red zone” at the center of Mexican colonies with bars, sex, options.

Huckins' show, “The Birds Will Sing,” takes its title from a Cajun folk song and includes 10 paintings that are recreations of 18th- and 19th-century landscapes, overlaid with intentionally dark statements.


'Cabaret de Profundis' at Buntport

Hannah Duggan and Nathan Hall will perform a musical production, “Cabaret de Profundis” or “How to Sing While Ugly Crying,” through Nov. 13 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Limited, distanced seats. Masks required and any attendee over 12 must be vaccinated. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. 303-946-1388.


Lone Tree Arts Center

The Lone Tree Arts Center at 10075 Commons St. presents “Blockbuster Broadway” on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Featuring Davina and the Vagabonds and the Hot Club of Cowtown, a jazz trio. “The Finest Hour” at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 is a celebration of music of the end of World War II, when Western swing, blues and pop-energized dance halls and radio waves prevailed. Davina Sowers is compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin ... Tickets $38-$48, 720-509-1000, see for season programs.

Lone Tree Symphony

The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra performs “Together at Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, including “Fantasia on Greensleeves,” “The Forest of Wild Thyme Overture” and “First Noel,” in addition to other holiday music. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St, 720-509-1000,

Colorado Book Awards

Submissions are being accepted for awards to editors, illustrators, fiction, non-fiction, photography, poetry, and more. See Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book website for entry form. Information:

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, public events frequently are canceled or rescheduled. Check with organizers before you go.


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