Galleries, museums feature new art guide

Sonya Ellingboe


“Artscape 2014” is published and being delivered to galleries and museums in the Denver-Boulder area and the Pikes Peak region; southern Colorado (Trinidad is new this year), plus Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland for art lovers to enjoy. The free 128-page, pocket-sized guidebook includes more than 100 full-color art reproductions, maps and special indexes. Charles Whitley of Centennial publishes the guide each fall through his Spotlight Publications. Nice to have in the glove compartment of your car. (

‘Springtime for Hitler’ and more …

Inspire Creative of Parker presents “The Producers—A New Mel Brooks Musical” from Aug. 23 to Sept. 7 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., downtown Parker. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Gary Lewis is director and Brandon Bill and Tait Wynkoop play Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom in this spoof of old fashioned musicals. Tickets: $27.50/$32.50/$37.50 ($5 senior discount) 303-805-6800

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

“Women of Consequence: Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame” is Jean Varnell’s topic from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Mary Manley of Littleton is co-facilitating. Varnell had written a book, which will be available. 303-795-3961.

Storytelling festival

Reminder: Douglas County Libraries’ free Storytelling Festival will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the library’s Community Bandstand at the Phillip S. Miller Branch, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. A series of smaller daytime sessions, also free: “Stories in Rhyme,” “Tales From Tribal Nations,” “Folktales, “Stories in a Flash” and more are listed in a complete schedule at the library. No registration is needed. Information: 303-791-7323,”

Bill Hill and Friends

Colorado Symphony percussionist Bill Hill and Friends will perform jazz on Sept. 6 at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Road, Sedalia. Ensemble members are jazz, rock and classical musicians and include Hill’s daughter, Nadya Hill, a vocalist and violinist and son Colin Hill, who will attend CU this fall as a jazz and electronic composition student. Tickets: $65, include castle tour, buffet dinner, concert and dessert and coffee with the musicians. Reservations: 303-688-5555,


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