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New Orleans sound will be coming around


The Subdudes, who originally formed in 1987 in New Orleans, and did a farewell tour and then regrouped, will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 8 p.m. March 3. The five musicians promise jazzy dynamics, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness. Tickets start at $33, lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000.

`Eye of the Camera’

The Littleton Fine Arts Board presents its 51st photography exhibition, “Eye of the Camera,” from Feb. 17 to March 26 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The juror is Randy Brown of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Open during museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 303-795-3950.

Books! Books! Books!

The Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum offers autographed copies, first editions and other unusual books through Feb. 26 in the third annual silent auction at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Volunteer Sue McNamee says to look in the large glass cases just inside the entrance to see what’s available, then look at the notebook (with the FOL/M volunteer or at the Main Desk) to see description, photos and existing bids to date. The first set will be displayed through Feb. 26, when a second set goes on display until March 12. Some more valuable items will be shown all four weeks. Ask if you want to see the book more closely. Included: “No Future Without Forgiveness,” Desmond Tutu’s memoir, autographed; “Seven Godivas” written for adults in 1937 by Dr. Seuss; and more. Revisit to see if your bid is still top!

Dorothy Tanner

“Lumonics” artist Dorothy Tanner will appear at Museum of Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery and Hampden Hall, in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, for the screening of a short film about Mel and Dorothy Tanner and a brief discussion with MOA Executive Director Cynthia Madden Leitner about the couple’s artistic journey. Refreshments in the gallery will follow. The event is on Feb. 25 starting at 1 p.m. 303-806-0444; moaonline.org. (The exhibit runs through March 24.)

Like to make music?

The Castle Rock Band, patterned after the CR Band that existed in the early 1900s, begins rehearsals for the 2017 season on March 6 at Faith Lutheran Church. 303 N. Ridge Road in Castle Rock. No audition and no cost. Rehearsals are every other Monday and the band seeks new members in all sections. Music is at about high school level. For more information, see castlerockband.com or email CastleRockBand@aol.com.

Hear soaring voices

The Preliminary Competition for the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s awards for Colorado operatic singers offers a free day Feb. 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) of arias by young singers who are on a professional track. Professional judges will choose winners who will compete again in the finals on March 25. (Top prize is $6,000.) It takes place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills. Admission is free and you can enter and leave at any time. Contact DLOG to order a boxed lunch: Barbara at 720-934-2867 or denverlyricoperaguild.org.

Art workshop

“Adding Surface Treatments” is Jo Ann Nelson’s topic for a March 4 workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., presented by Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton. Registrants should bring acrylic paints, three 16X20 canvases or boards, glue, wet plaster and texture media (see HFAG website for complete list, heritage-guild.com). Cost is $30/members; $50 non-members. Memberships cost $35 and sign up forms are at heritage-guild.com/membership.

Hail to the chiefs

Highlands Ranch Historical Society presents “U.S. Presidents That Made the Greatest Impact on Colorado — and Colorado Governors,” on Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Highlands Ranch Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, upstairs auditorium. Open to guests — $2 donation requested. Info or to register: 641-715-3900 ext. 147406# or email programs@thehrhs.org.

Sonya Ellingboe


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