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Woodcarvers invite public to annual show


The Colorado Carvers Club will hold its Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale on the weekend of Oct. 23-24 at the West Metro Fire Training and Event Center, 3535 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Miners Alley

“The Crucible” plays at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden, through Nov. 7. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays., 303-935-3044. (“Pay-it-forward pricing” on tickets, to help people come back to the theatre, per director Len Matheo.)

Cherry Creek Theatre

“Steel Magnolias” plays through Oct. 24 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. (Special dinner package at the nearby Nona’s Bistro for $16.50.)

Jazz orchestra

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra presents “The Music You’ve Been Missing” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Tickets: $24-$38, 720-898-7200, A note on the Arvada Center website says: “To protect the health of our visitors and artists, the Arvada Center will require all individuals to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend performances in our theatres starting September 28. All visitors ages 2+ must wear a mask when at the Center.”

Call for clarinetist

The Colorado Wind Ensemble will hold an open audition for one clarinet position: Prepare a video no longer than five minutes, including a lyrical selection and a technical selection. Email, Dropbox or YouTube to CWE. They rehearse 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver.

Central City Opera

The 89-year-old company announces that its next season, in the old Opera House in Central City, will include “The Light in the Piazza,” “Fledermaus” and “Two Remain.” The company performed in Littleton’s Hudson Gardens last summer.


“The Fantasy Show” is open at the Museum of Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery, 1000 Englewood Parkway, as is work by the 2021 Design and Build Emerging Artists and 2021 Artist Fellow Tiffany Matheson, through Dec. 17. Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Colorado Ballet

“Giselle” is performed at the Elle Caulkins Opera House, Denver through Oct. 17. Tickets start at $40- $160, Upcoming: “The Nutcracker” Nov. 27-Dec. 24; “Romeo and Juliet” Feb. 4-13, 2022; “Wizard of Oz” March 11-20, 2022. 303-837-8888, ext. 2.


The Annual Tesoro Historic Lecture Series, with a series of dinner lectures held at the Fort Restaurant in Morrison, also offers free local afternoon lectures, starting Oct. 16/17. On Oct. 16, Dr. David Wrobel will speak about remarkable women such as Isabella Pfeiffer, Isabelle Bird and Mary Kingsley, at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton at 1:30 p.m. Free, but reservation needed through South Suburban Parks and Recreation website,, or 303-347-5999. Repeated Oct. 17 at History Colorado at 2 p.m. and at a dinner lecture at the Fort Restaurant, reservation needed. 303-839-1671,

Tesoro at Lone Tree

“The Santa Fe Trail: Two Hundred Years of Songs and Tales” will be presented by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout at 4 p.m. at the Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway. Free, but registration is required: or 303-347-5999.

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


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