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ACC Hosts June Open-Air Concert Series

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Arapahoe Community College (ACC) invites the public to its June open-air concert series featuring 4 nights of music spanning from jazz and swing dance lessons (6/7) to country (6/15) to Scottish-Irish-American tunes (6/21) to Rhythm & Blues (6/28).
When & Who...
Tues, 6/7 @ 6p: The Windjammers Jazz Orchestra
Wed, 6/15 @ 6p: The Loose Nuts
Tues, 6/21 @ 6p: The Indulgers Tues, 6/28  @ 6p: Melodic Expressions Where: West lawn of ACC's Littleton campus. Bring a blanket! 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, just south of historic downtown Littleton. Cost: FREE Questions? contact Student Affairs at 303.797.5668 Details: The 10-piece big band, Windjammers Jazz Orchestra comprising some of Colorado’s finest musicians, offers swing dance lessons along with the sweet, smooth as satin vocal styling of Jean Duane, and the rich crooning sound of the Sinatra-like voice of Danny Wein. The Loose Nuts, a classic country cover band will feature the tunes of legendary artists including Johnny Cash, Merle Haggar…

New Non-Profit SoHa Arts & Culture Organization in the Works

SoHa Happenings in Colorado, your place to find news about arts & culture in the SoHa region of Colorado, is delighted to report the formation of a new non-profit organization focusing on arts & culture in SoHa! The new, yet-to-be named organization will focus on goals including but not limited to recognition of the SoHa Region as a major destination for arts and culture in Colorado; recognition, marketing, and education of SoHa artists and performers, and of artists and performers visiting SoHa; audience expansion in SoHa; opening lines of communication across the arts to enhance artistic opportunities, B2A/A2B interaction (Business-to-Arts/Arts-to-Business), A2A interaction (Arts-to-Arts), and A2E/E2A interaction (Arts-to-Education/Education-to-Arts); and enhancing educational opportunities for new and experienced artists and performers at all levels. SoHa performers and arts management consultants Jon Jon Lannen, Pam O'Mara, and Laurie Pierce are the driving force behin…

SoHa Performer in Storytellers' Showcase :: Sun, 6/12 @ 6p

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Everyone loves stories... we all relate to stories. Come hear some of the best stories at the Storytellers' Showcase when SoHa performer, Pam O'Mara shares her story Uncle Itch Isn't Dead, along with stories presented by Storytellers Dianne Fisher, Jean Gehring, Benny Mailman,  Natalie Saxe, and Chris Wing.
When: Sun, 6/12 @ 6p
Where: The Denver Puppet Theater, 3156 W 38th Ave in the Highlands area of Denver [www.denverpuppettheater.com]
Cost: $5, tickets available at the door
Questions? matthew@matthewtaylor.com
Storytellers' Showcase produced by Matthew Taylor.

This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: May 26 - 30

It's Memorial Weekend! Yay!! ... Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado ...

Thursday, 5/26
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ 16th & Welton, Denver
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Friday, 5/27
Family Friday Night @ Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Continuing events...
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)

Saturday, 5/28
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Continuing events...
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)

Sunday, 5/29
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Monday, 5/30 :: Memorial Day 2011
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital

Exhibits continuing all month...
Paintbox Guild @ Stanton Gallery, Town Hall Arts Center
Sally Perishoi & Leander Urmy @ Lone Tree Rec Center
Coreen Zuniga @ Buck Rec Center
Joy Schultz & Glend…

Elizabeth Stampede :: June 3-5

The Elizabeth Stampede is part of our SoHa culture and we're thrilled to report on it... The Elizabeth Stampede is back!
When: June 3 - 5
Schedule: www.elizabethstampede.com/schedule.htm
Where: Elizabeth, Colorado at Casey Jones Park just east of town on the north side of Highway 86.
Cost: Depends on event -  www.elizabethstampede.com/tickets.htm
Questions? 303-646-0308 or info@elizabethstampede.com

Opera Colorado @ Curtis Arts Center Thu 5/26

A Night of Music with Opera Colorado... Arias & Ensembles
When: Thu, 5/26 @ 6p
Where: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121-1570
Cost: Free, but please RSVP by calling 303-797-1779
Questions? 303-797-1779

Bovine Metropolis Theater Donates Tix to SoHa Happenings for Wild on Littleton Giveaways

SoHa Happeningsis thrilled to announce the receipt of 4 tickets for improv shows at therenowned Bovine Metropolis Theater. The Bovine tickets will be given away to lucky winners who visit SoHa Happenings' booth and enter the giveaway drawing at the Wild on Littleton Block Party, Sat June 11th @ 6-10p in beautiful Historic Downtown Littleton, CO. Other drawing give-aways include CDs by SoHa pianist Alex Grant and copies of Jon Jon Lannen's improv book for kids, The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh. Jon Jon, a SoHa author and improviser, will be visiting the booth at 8:30p for book signing.
Cost: FREE to enter the event. Tix are required for food items and will be available at the event @ 10/$10. Discounted food tix available thru 6/10 @15/$10 at South Metro Denver Chamber, Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion, Details Boutique, Romancing the Bean Espresso.
Questions? 303-795-0142

Parker, CO: 10th Annual Pinery Art Show

The Pinery's 10th Annual Art Show to include artists and their works from all over, in the following media: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawings of various media, mixed media, photography,
pottery, sculpture, glassware and custom gold & silver jewelry.
When: Sat, 8/13, 2011 @ 10a – 4p
Where: Lakeshore Park, Pinery, Parker CO
Questions? 303-841-8572

This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: May 20 - 23

Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado ...

Friday, 5/20
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ 16th & Welton, Denver
Cinderella performed by International Youth Ballet @ Highlands Ranch
Continuing events...
Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25)
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)

Saturday, 5/21
Kidz Kulture: African Culture featuring Cleo Parker Robinson Dance! @ Parker Artists Guild
Dom Testa @ Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch
Continuing events...
Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25)
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)

Sunday, 5/22
Continuing events...
Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25)

Monday, 5/23
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital
Continuing events...
Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25)

Exhibits continuing all month...
Sally Perishoi & Le…

Hudson Gardens Summer 2011 Music Series Starts June 5

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Oldies and Goodies... check out the Hudson Gardens Summer 2001 Music Series... 

Here's a preview of the June 2011 lineup....
Sun, 6/5 - Ambrosia
Sun, 6/12 - Firefall
Sun, 6/19 - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Sun, 6/26 - Under a Blood Red Sky: U2 Tribute
Where: Hudson Gardens, 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
Ticketswww.tickethorse.com
Questions? 303-534-6773

Parker Artists Guild Monthly Meeting :: Wed, 5/18

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Parker Artists Guild May Meeting... features artists Rita and Charlie Summers with a slide show of their aerial photography taken in Africa.
When: Wed, 5/18 @ 6:15p for business; 7:15p for artists' presentation and socializing
Where: Parker’s Mainstreet Center Auditorium - 19650 E. Mainstreet - south side of Mainstreet across from Parker Station Prof Offices or at the Ruth Chapel (little white chapel) just adjacent east of the Mainstreet Center.
Questions? Contact Steven Friedman at sfriedman39@comcast.net

Focus on April Noble, SoHa Sculptor

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Learn more about SoHa sculptor, April Noble,Parker Artists Guild member, at www.aprilnoble.com. Stay tuned, we'll be posting interviews about April and other SoHa artists and performers!


Questions? april@aprilnoble.com

Call for Entries: 28th All Colorado Art Show

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28th Annual All Colorado Art Show... $2,000 in prizes... Entries due June 6, 2011
Exhibit: Sat, 6/25 - 8/10, 2011
Juror: Jill Desmond, Denver Art Museum Curatorial Assistant, Modern & Contemporary Art
Lecture by juror: Thursday, July 14, 6:30 p.m.
Reception: Sat, 6/25 @ 5-7p
Eligibility: Open to Colorado artists, at least 18 years old
Entry: Two entries for each category; categories 2D, 3D
Fee: $25 non-refundable per category
Deadline:  Fee, entry form, CD due (postmarked) Mon, 6/6
Deliver to: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Questions? 303-797-1779 or 303-708-6110

Improv Scene Making for Everyone Finale

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And a great time was had by all… five members of the 6-week Arapahoe Community College (Community Education Div) workshop, Improv Scene Making for Everyone, as seen on their final evening. From left: Ben Burkett, Leah Burkett, Sarah Nankivell, Heather Olsen, and Steve Fendrich. Larry Stevens, the sixth member of the class, was unavailable for questioning. Instructor Pam O’Mara was smiling behind the camera. The smiles were natural; no coaching required.

This Weekend in SoHA, Colorado :: May 12 - 16

Preview of this weekend in SoHA, Colorado ...
Thursday, 5/12 Sarah Dessen, Author  @ Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch
Friday, 5/13 Cherry Creek Chorale Continuing events... Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25) Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)
Saturday, 5/14 Arleen Alleman, Author @ PS Miller Library, Castle RockArchivists Shaun Boyd and Cecily North @ Parker Library Continuing events... Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25) Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)
Sunday, 5/15 Celtic Harp Trio featuring Penny Anderson, Gale Brown, Kathleen Martin @ Highlands Ranch LibraryCherry Creek ChoraleSenior Presentation: Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit: Straight Talk from the Source @ Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch Continuing events... Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25)
Monday, 5/16 Alex Grant,…

Cherry Creek Chorale accepting Denver 2 for 1 Tix for this Wkend

Fri & Sun enjoy the Cherry Creek Chorale's Spring presentation: Songs of the South. A treasure trove of folk songs, spirituals and hymns, featuring Mack Wilburg’s Cindy, Rene Clausen’s Deep River, hymn and spiritual arrangements by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, Joseph Jennings’ Calling My Children Home, Moses Hogan’s Elijah Rock and several by Stephen Foster.
When: Fri, 5/13 @ 7:30p and Sun, 5/15 @ 3p
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 East Hampton Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Cost: Denver 2 for 1 Price: $5.00-$15.00 a pair
Special Directions: Promo Code: Denver 2 for 1 Tix. Please call to reserve your seats!
You can get your tickets...

At the door @ 4500 East Hampton Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113 - Fri: 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. or Sun: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Phone: 303-789-5920Email: info@cherrycreekchorale.com
Questions? 303-789-5920 or info@cherrycreekchorale.com

SoHa Happenings @ Wild on Littleton Block Party Sat, 6/11

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Make sure you visit the SoHa Happenings booth @ the Wild on Littleton Block Party.
o We're giving away CDs, books, tickets!!
o Book signing by SoHa author, Jon Jon Lannen
o CDs from SoHa pianist, Alex Grant
o Tickets to see your favorite SoHa improvisers @ Bovine Metropolis Theater
...and more!!

When: Saturday, June 11 @ 6p-9:45p; book signing 8:30-9:30p; fireworks @ dark ~9:45p
Where: Downtown Littleton
Cost: FREE

TONIGHT :: See Lori Melena in Concert!!

Tonight at Arapahoe Community College: Lori Melena in Concert with ACC's Choir/Vocal Ensemble Performance
Where: Arapahoe Community College, Waring Theater
Cost: FREE
Questions? 303.797.4222

SoHa Improvisers Chosen for Bovine Qtrly House Teams

2nd Quarter auditions at Bovine Metropolis Theater - a haven for improv mavens - are complete. Our SoHa improvisers on Bovine House teams... Nicole Nelsonand Tony Nguyen on a new to-be-named team, and Nick Trotter and Pam O'Mara on Alpha Squad. SoHa improviser Jon Lannen coaches house team, BLOX.
Call to Action... Support our improvisers! For dates, times, and ticket information, contact Bovine Metropolis @ 303-758-4722. Say you saw them on SoHa Happenings!

This Weekend in SoHA, Colorado :: May 5 - 9

Preview of this weekend in SoHA, Colorado ...

Thursday, 5/5 [Cinco de Mayo 2011!]
Alex Grant, pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital

Friday, 5/6
Creative Connections Meetup
Children’s Book Week Book Signing by Holly Goldberg Sloan@ Tattered Cover
Continuing events...
Chicago @ Town Hall Arts Center (thru 5/8)
Lone Tree Art Show (thru 5/8)
Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25)
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)

Saturday, 5/7
Shoot like Ansel Adams @ Roxborough State Park with Lone Tree Photography Club
Ballroom Dancing at Lone Tree Rec Center
Continuing events...
Chicago @ Town Hall Arts Center (thru 5/8)
Lone Tree Art Show (thru 5/8)
Karla A. Horst, Art Exhibit @ Thai Bistro (thru 5/25)
Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery: Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective (thru 5/28)

Sunday, 5/8 [Mother's Day!]
Alex Grant, pianist @ Caley Ridge
Continuing events...
C…

Gallery Focus :: Garage Gallery & Studio

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About the Garage Gallery & Studioin the artists/owners' own words...Don Simasko,Barbara Simasko, and Susan Rommel have created a wonderfully warm space where you can view a wide array of fine art in a casual, comfortable environment that nurtures both artist and collector. The former automotive garage has been lovingly restored to showcase the artists’ ever-evolving work, as well as to house a colorfully chaotic working studio where you’re sure to find one or more of them happily ensconced behind a partially painted canvas. Walking into The Garage is like being welcomed into a friend’s home. You’re invited to look around, ask questions and chat with the artists in the studio as they paint. And you’ll find that while the caliber of the art is definitely collectible, it’s also surprisingly accessible." 
Where: 5784 South Rapp Street, Littleton Colorado 80120 When: Wed – Fri 11am – 5pm or by chance or appointment Questions? 303.703.4080 or garageartgallery@comcast.net