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50% Off Improv Workshop with Jon Jon Lannen

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As seen on Facebook:
"Today's the last day to register for the F*CK IT. LET'S HAVE SOME FUN! improv workshop (April 9th) with Jon Jon Lannen for only $25. That's right, only $25! Also, register while spots are still available in the Monologue Mania theater & improv workshop (April 16th) instructed by Jon Jon Lannen!"Cost: $25 special discount price for this one-day workshop (April 9th); $50 regular price. These are great workshops! All workshops take place near Park Meadows.

Colorado Wind Ensemble Performs Sun, April 3

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Colorado Wind Ensemble performs an array of music: classical to contemporary, Renaissance to symphonic band compositions; suitable for adults, teens, and children.
When: Sun, 4/3 @ 3-4p
Where: Koelbel Library Rooms A&B
Registration: online
Questions: call 303.542.7279 or ask library staff.

This Weekend in SoHa :: 4/1- 4/4

Here's the 4/1- 4/4 weekend preview... for details see the individual listings on SoHa Happenings

Friday, 4/1

Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)
Chicago @ Town Hall Arts Center (thru 5/1)
Wally's Cafe @ Colorado Stage Company (thru 4/16)

Saturday, 4/2
Tattered Cover: Jon & Pamela Voelkel
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)
Chicago @ Town Hall Arts Center (thru 5/1)
Wally's Cafe @ Colorado Stage Company (thru 4/16)

Sunday, 4/3
Improv Drop-In with Jon Jon Lannen, SoHa Improviser
Wally's Cafe @ Colorado Stage Company (thru 4/16)
Colorado Wind Ensemble @ Koelbel Library
Chicago @ Town Hall Arts Center (thru 5/1)

Monday, 4/4
Pam O'Mara, SoHa Improviser, Performs with Alpha Squad @ Bovine Metropolis Theater

TONIGHT :: SoHa Improvisers Perform in Improv Lottery

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Tonight: The Improv Lottery features improvisers from all over the Denver area including SoHa performers, Jon Lannen and Pam O'Mara. All proceeds go to support improv theater in Denver. Event arranged by The GroupMind Foundation.
When: Wed, 3/30 @ 7:30p; doors open at 7p
Where: Avenue Theater - 17th Ave between Logan & Pennsylvania [MAP]
Cost: $10 at the door; no reservations taken for this event.
Questions? 303.321.5925

Museum of Outdoor Arts :: Summer Design and Build Internship

Museum of Outdoor Arts(MOA), Englewood, CO is seeks six interns to collaborate on a “light”-themed sculpture to be installed on Englewood Civic Center grounds; professional artists will mentor. The internship takes place June 30 - Aug 13.

Eligibility: High school seniors or undergraduate level students with education and skills in engineering, architecture, industrial design, design, art and carpentry, among others. Award: $1,000 stipend, plus school credit, if applicable. Application process: Applications due 4/29 at 4:00p. Questions/details:www.moaonline.org/designandbuild.

Illustrator Sought by Roxborough State Park

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As listed on the Parker Artists Guild page... Angel Tobin, Roxborough State Park Volunteer & Interpretive Services Manager seeks:
" ...an artist to draw birds whose picture is missing from the volunteer training manual. It is too late to get them in this training, but I would like to get them in for the next printing. [Here's an example of what I’m looking.] " Angel Tobin, CVA, Volunteer & Interpretive Services Manager, Roxborough State Park: angel.tobin@state.co.us OR call 303 973.3959Types of birds needed:
American Crow, American Goldfinch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Kestrel, American Robin, Bald Eagle, Barn Swallow/Cliff Swallow, Black Headed Grosbeak, Black-billed Magpie, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Broad-tailed Humming bird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock’s Oriole, Canada Goose, European Starling, Great Horned Owl, House Wren, Loggerhead Shrike/Northern Shrike, Mountain Bluebird, Northern Flicker, Northern Harrier, Prairie Falcon, Red- breasted Nuthatch/White-breaste…

This Weekend in SoHa :: March 25-28

Here's the weekend preview... for details see the individual listings on SoHa Happenings

Friday, 3/25
Whole Foods, South Glenn: Alex Grant, Pianist
South Metro Denver Chamber: Chamber Creatives Sponsor Chamber Unplugged
Colorado Stage Company, Lone Tree: Wally's Cafe
Landmark South: Kevin Pollack
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective
Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch: Arts on Fire Family Night

Saturday, 3/26
Earth Hour: 8:30p – 9:30p
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective
Colorado Stage Company, Lone Tree: Wally's Cafe
Landmark South: Kevin Pollack

Sunday, 3/27
Landmark South: Mark Klein

Monday, 3/28
Bovine Metropolis Theater: Pam O'Mara, SoHa Improviser, Performs with Alpha Squad
Tattered Cover: Lois Lowry, Book Signing
Whole Foods, South Glenn: Alex Grant, Pianist

ACC Writers Studio Announces Literary Contest Winners

As announced by Arapahoe Community College Writers Studio...Winners of 5th Writers Studio Literary Contest for unpublished work in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. 1st place winners awarded $250, published in national literary journal, Many Mountains Moving, and invited as Writers Studio Literary Festival guests on 4/30 to read their works. 2nd place winners also Festival guests.

The Winners...
Fiction - 1st Place: Blue River, Blue by Carl Bock, Loveland; 2nd Place: Sled Lake Revisited by Darryl Halbrooks, Westcliffe
Nonfiction - 1st Place: Whores by Carolyn Campbell, Evergreen, CO; 2nd Place: The Doll’s Room by Anita Jepson-Gilbert, Westminster
Poetry - 1st Place: Because Sometimes I Get that no Gets Me Nowhere by Rosemerry Trommer, Placerville, CO; 2nd Place:Reanimation Experiment: Final Observations by Kathleen Willard, Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Community College Student Contest Winner – Frank Disseizin (originally titled Shadow Gold) by Erika “EAC” Christiansen, Denver, CO
Con…

Improv with Tony Nguyen & Chippendales Rejects :: Th, 3/24 @ Bovine Metropolis

If you love improv comedy, you've got to see Tony Nguyen & Chippendales Rejects this week...
What: Bovine Thursday Night Throwdown pits Chippendales Rejects (with Kelly Calderon, Timothy Doran, Travis Grant, Michael Kane, David Lewis, Tony Nguyen, and Rob Rosenthal) against The Truth Against Evolution. See them all and vote for the best comedy improv team.
Where: Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202 [Map]
Cost: $8
Tickets: 303-758-4722 or [buy online] or [email 24hrs prior to showtime]
Questions? 303-758-4722

Tonight :: Terri Barton Gregg @ Herman's Hideaway

See our own Comedienne Terri Barton Gregg @ Herman's Hideaway Tonight!!
When: Tonight, Sun, 3/20 :: Doors open 7p, Show starts 7:30p
Where: Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S Broadway, Denver
Map/directions: www.hermanshideaway.com/venue/detail/hermans-hideaway
Cost: $6.00 (21 and over with valid ID only)
Online Tix: www.hermanshideaway.com/show/detail/40806
Questions? 303-777-5840

Tattered Cover Spring Equinox Weekend :: Special Offer

As seen on tatteredcover.com...
Celebrate Spring with a great new book! "Tattered Cover Gives Back" members who visit us during the weekend of the Spring Equinox (Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20), will receive 20% off any ONE book. Not a Tattered Cover Gives Back member? Click for information on the program.

SoHa This Weekend in SoHa :: March 18-20

Friday, 3/18 Madden Museum: Art Exhibit Landmark South: Comedy
Tattered Cover: Book signing
Saturday, 3/19 Madden Museum: Art Exhibit Parker Artists Guild: KIDZ KULTURE 2011
Landmark South: Comedy
Sunday, 3/20 Spring Arrives! 5:21p MDT Yay! Madden Museum: Art Exhibit Landmark South: Comedy

Call to Action :: Keep Arts & Culture Funding in State Budget

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Call to Action from today's Arts for Colorado email:
Governor John Hickenlooper recently presented a budget balancing proposal that outlines significant cuts to vital programs and services. The proposal clearly demonstrates how hard our state has been hit by the recent downturn, and outlines the tough choices ahead. Times are tough, but how we respond is a test of who we are as Coloradans. What: Denver Budget Listening Tour with Colorado Representative Lois Court, House District 6; Representatives Beth McCann and Angela Williams; Senators Joyce Foster and Pat Steadman.
When: Sat, 3/19 @ 1-2:30p
Where: Eisenhower Chapel at Lowry, 293 Roslyn St., Denver  -  N.E. corner of Lowry Town Center parking lot
Questions? Elaine Mariner, Colorado Creative Industries, elaine.mariner@state.co.us and Jennifer Mello, Brandeberry-McKenna Public Affairs, mello@BBMK.com

This Weekend in SoHa :: March 11-13

Check individual SoHa listings or the SoHa Calendar for details…

Friday, 3/11
Arapahoe Philharmonic @ 7:30p
Town Hall Arts Center: Unsinkable Molly Brown @ 7:30p
Cherry Creek Chorale: Northern Exposure @ 7:30p
Madden Museum: Art Exhibit
Comedy Works Landmark: Lisa Landry @ 7:15p & 9:45p

Saturday, 3/12
South Suburban Parks & Recreation :: Shakespeare Workshop @ 9:30a-12:30p
Town Hall Arts Center: Unsinkable Molly Brown @ 7:30p
Cherry Creek Chorale: Northern Exposure @ 7:30p
Madden Museum: Art Exhibit
The Wildlife Experience: HeART of Africa opens Saturday
Comedy Works Landmark: Lisa Landry @ 7:15p & 9:45p

Sunday, 3/13
Madden Museum: Art Exhibit
Town Hall Arts Center: Unsinkable Molly Brown @ 2p & 7:30p
Comedy Works Landmark: Lisa Landry @ 7 p

And don't forget all the great restaurants here in SoHa - Restaurant Week goes through Sat, 3/11, but some restaurants continue their offers through March!! Check out OpenTable.

March is Youth Art Month in Greenwood Village

Next event.... Reception honoring Music in  the Littleton School District
When: Mon, 3/14, 5-7p
5p Colorado Honor Band Woodwind Quintet directed by Michael Vigliotti
5:30p Littleton Academy Choir directed by Stefanie Wright
Where: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center
Questions? 303-797-1779

SoHa Happenings Tours Lone Tree Arts Center

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Along with several other South Metro Denver Chamber members, all ensconced in hard hat, day-glow vest, and protective glasses, I was recently treated to a tour of the quickly evolving Lone Tree Arts Center (Rte I-25 @ Lincoln). Our guides Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson and Marketing & PR DirectorChris Wiger ensured that we saw it all; entry hall, box office, 500-seat theater, smaller theater/meeting space/banquet hall, offices, loading dock, green room, stage, piano room, orchestra pit,and other areas comprising the soon-to-be completed 43,000 sq. ft. Lone Tree Arts Center. And yes, we’ll be able to say we stood in the narrow corridor to be occupied by the many lines and equipment designed to move and secure scenery and other stage apparatus. Construction is on target for the scheduled Summer 2001 opening. 


Looking forward to it. It’ll be breath-taking. This is an exciting time for the Lone Tree Arts Center and everyone involved. Be part of it - contribute to the cause by …

Arapahoe Philharmonic :: Fri, 3/11

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Arapahoe Philharmonic presents Of America part of their Composers' View series featuring the T. Gordon Parks Collegiate Concerto winner, Eric Umble on Clarinet.  When: Fri, 3/11 @ 7:30p Where: South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 South Broadway, Littleton 80122 Tickets: 720-362-1164 11a-2p M-F and online

Shakespeare Workshop: Stage Combat, Physical Comedy, Juggling :: Sat, 3/12

For one morning only, Sat 3/12 @ 9:30a-12:30p, South Suburban Parks & Recreation is offering: Shakespeare Workshop: Stage-Combat, Physical Comedy, and Juggling… “Learn how to fight on stage and use juggling and physical comedy techniques to create the exciting  Act I Scene 1  from Romeo and Juliet.  Students will work on each of the individual skills then be blocked to perform a section of crowd scene/fight from the play. Town Hall Arts Center and Creative Expressions join South Suburban for this extraordinary opportunity to learn stage skills while using the language of Shakespeare.  For both guys and girls, nothing mushy about this class.”Who: ages 7-15 When:Sat 3/12 @ 9:30a-12:30p Where: Buck Recreation Center Cost: $20, district resident; $25, non-district What: Wear loose jeans or sweats, tie shoes and white or black t-Shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve). Bring quick snack & water bottle with your name on it. Register:online Questions? program coordinator atDebbieZ@sspr.org

Sampling SoHa This Weekend :: March 4 – 6

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Friday, 3/4 1st Friday Parker Arts Council: The Kitchen Witches @ 7p Town Hall Arts Center:: Unsinkable Molly Brown @ 7:30p Madden Museum: Art Exhibit
Saturday, 3/5 Parker Arts Council: The Kitchen Witches @ 7p Town Hall Arts Center: Unsinkable Molly Brown @ 7:30p Madden Museum: Art Exhibit
Sunday, 3/6 Improv Drop-In @ 12noon Madden Museum: Art Exhibit Parker Arts Council: The Kitchen Witches@ 2p Town Hall Arts Center:: Unsinkable Molly Brown @ 2p Town Hall Arts Center: Unsinkable Molly Brown @ 7:30p
And don't forget all the great restaurants here in SoHa - It's Restaurant Week!! Check out OpenTable

Town Hall Arts Center :: Unsinkable Molly Brown Ends Sun 3/13

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown... a spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of feisty Molly Brown, as she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of European society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval she so desperately seeks of those beautiful people of Denver.
When: Final performances March 3, 4, 5, 6 (2 performances) & 10, 11, 12 & 13. Best seats available for Thu 3/3; Fri 3/4; Fri 3/11
Where: Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 West Main Street Littleton, CO 80120 [map]
Tickets: call the Box Office NOW @ 303-794-2787, x5 or Click Here to order online.

Improv Acting Workshop :: Thursdays 4/7-5/12

Improv Scene Making for Everyone...with Pam O’Mara. As reported by Arapahoe Community College/Community Education (www.arapahoe.edu):
Join Pam, a member of Denver’s famed Bovine Metropolis Theater Monday Night House Team - αlphαSquαd. Get active! Learn and practice improvisational scene-making — what it is and how it’s done — or just have fun, increase energy, relieve stress, and build new friendships. Each week is different and focuses on character- and scene-building skills through numerous opportunities to create a repertoire of characters and work with scene partners. Bring your energy and a bottle of water. No acting or improv experience required.When: Thursdays, Apr 7-May 12, 6-8 p, 6 wks    
Where: Arapahoe Community College/Littleton Campus
Cost: $79
Register online: http://www.arapahoe.edu/community-education/spring-courses/registration/registration-and-payment-easy
Questions?303.797.5722

Arts for Colorado Today :: Tuesday, March 1 :: Denver State Capitol

Agenda for Creative Industries Day: http://www.artsforcolorado.org/ 8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. REGISTRATION State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chambers (enter at the southwest side & then to the 2nd floor). Network with fellow advocates from across the state over continental breakfast provided by Atlanta Bread Company.
8.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. PREPARE TO ADVOCATE Cultural leaders will talk about this year’s most important issues in the arts, arts education, creative enterprise and tourism.
10.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. MEET YOUR LEGISLATORS Let your legislators know you support creative industries in Colorado. Call them today to invite them to join us for breakfast, lunch or both. Find your legislators at bit.ly/artsforcolo.
12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. PERFORMANCE IN THE ROTUNDA Enjoy performances by Fox Hollow Elementary Fifth Grade Chorus and the Morgan Community College Jazz Ensemble. Denver Art Museum, Ponti Room (enter at the North Building behind the Central Library)
12.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m. LUNCH Kevin…