“The Ironic Object, an Exhibition Examining the Changing Landscape of Contemporary Art” will be held in RedLine’s Project Space Oct. 4-27. RedLine gallery is at 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver. There will be a public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 4. Curator Frances DeVuono said, “I wanted to narrow the exhibit to focus largely on sculptural objects and was particularly looking for artists whose use of materials veered into cultural critique.” There are 10 participating artists from Colorado, California, Illinois and Washington. Gabriel Brown, who has performed as a “Garbologist,” will collaborate with RedLine artists during the reception. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 303-296-4448.
Panayoti Keladis from Denver Botanic Gardens will be the speaker at the Oct. 4 Littleton Garden Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September to May in the cafeteria at the Littleton Public Schools Administration Building at 5776 S. Crocker. (Enter from Ida Street.) Guests and new members are welcome.
The Mavuno Market returns to the Grange in the Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5. More than 500 artisans from six countries use funds generated from the sale of their handmade goods to feed and educate their children. This event will be the second annual “Shop Once, Give Twice” auction/fundraiser, organized by Lisa Stucky. Please RSVP to email@example.com. For information, see mavunomarket.org.
Littleton High School’s theater department will present Oscar Wilde’s comedy of mistaken identities, “The Importance of Being Earnest” (Steam Punk Rendition), on Oct. 3 (7 p.m.); Oct. 4 (7 p.m.) and Oct. 5 (6 p.m.) in the LHS Mane Stage Theatre, 199 E. Littleton Blvd. kryssi martin is the director. Tickets: $10 adults/$7 students/seniors free. Order online: seatyourself.biz/lhsperformingarts
Ragtime Society show
Pianist Frank French will perform a concert of ragtime, jazz, blues and Latin music for the Ragtime Society of Colorado at 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Forte Academy of Music, 8030 S. Holly St., Centennial (south of Dry Creek Road, north of County Line Road) — a new venue. Tickets: $20/$15 members. Send checks to society president Colleen Vander Hoek, 8360 S. Zephyr St., Littleton, CO 80128. 303-979-4353.
The Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial: • Oct. 8, 1 p.m. — Carol Swenson will tell about her favorite genealogical sites, most of them free. She blogs as “Carol: the Family Detective.” • Oct.15, 9 a.m. — Megan Smoleyak: “Reverse Genealogy: Finding the Living.” 1 p.m. — “What the Library of Congress has for Genealogists” by Peggy Cummings.
Banned Books Week
Play Banned Books Bingo at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, during Banned Books Week, Sept. 29 to Oct. 5. Match book titles in the library with those on a Bingo card. Win Amazon gift certificates worth from $5 to $50. Pick up a card at the reference desk. 303-795-3961.