Galleries, museums feature new art guide

Sonya Ellingboe

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“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. (spotlightpub@yahoo.com).

‘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 PACECenteronline.org.

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, DouglasCountyLibraries.org.”

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, cherokeeranch.org.