Denver Noir,” a collection of crime stories by 14 local writers, edited by Cynthia Swanson, provides material for actors Betty Hart, Rodney Lizcano and Anne Penner to read from in the “Stories on Stage” performance at 2 p.m. April 2 at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Tickets cost $24 and are available at storiesonstage.org or by calling 303-494-0523. A virtual performance will be streamed beginning at 7 p.m. on April 6. $24. A link will be provided.
Art at college gallery
The Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College will feature art by current and alumni artists from March 23 to May 5, with an opening reception on March 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, Open until 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, April 8 from noon to 3 p.m. 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.
Libby Bortz honored
Local activist Libby Bortz was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame on March 15, after many years of service to her community.
Reminder: The finals in Denver Lyric Opera’s annual competition will be held at 1 p.m. March 18 at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver. Open to the public with schedules on the Denver Lyric Opera Guild website, denverlyricoperaguild.org. Almost 40 young Colorado singers will compete for $38,000 in awards.
Workshop in Littleton
A Gelli Plate Printmaking workshop will be presented by Alanna Austin from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 18 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. Non-toxic inks. Register at heritage-guild.com/workshops.html. Cost is $50. The gelli plates will be supplied and are included in the registration fee, $50. Bring acrylic paints, 2 brayers, 4”, variety of small paint brushes, variety of art sponges, apron or smock. A variety of textures (lace, leaves, fabric, string).
The Littleton High Baccalaureate art students exhibit their work at the Depot Art Gallery and Littleton Fine Arts Guild members have work in Town Hall’s Stanton Gallery, where the challenge was to do something with the color red. Both are in downtown Littleton. Next Depot Gallery show will be “The Great Outdoors,” opening March 21. See depotartgallery.org and townhallartscenter.org.
The Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, presents the BFA Thesis exhibit for 19 Metro State student artists opening April 7.
Miners Alley Theater, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, presents “I Hate Hamlet” March 31 to April 23. 303-935-3044, minersalley.com.
Danu, hailing from County Waterford in Ireland, performs at 8 p.m. on March 18 at Lone Tree Art Center, followed by San Jose Taiko-Japanese Drumming at 8 p.m. March 24. See lonetreeartscenter.org.
Denver Audubon is accepting applications for its next Audubon Master Birder program, which begins in July. (Offered every other year.) The Soaring Soiree, aka Spring Benefit, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 15 at the Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon St., Lakewood. Tickets, $115. An online auction will run 10 days in advance of the event and culminate at the event. Keynote speaker will be Tiffany Kersten, who tallied a lower 48 Big Year of 726 species.
For the kids
The Spring Festival, “Hop and Shop,” will be held at Englewood’s Belleview Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 1. The Egg Hunt starts at 11 a.m. and is for ages 8 and younger. A sensory friendly egg hunt is open to all ages.
The Englewood Active Aging Expo will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on April 27 and there is a call for exhibitors. Malley Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood.
Library needs trustee
There is an open position on the Arapahoe Libraries’ Board of Trustees, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at various libraries. Applications must be received by March 26 at 4 p.m. See arapahoelibraries.org/board-of-trustees or call 303-LIBRARY.