Free music night coming to the park
The Kory Brunson Band, sponsored by Arapahoe Libraries and the City of Centennial, will play from 6-8 p.m. July 22 at Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial. Country and rock. Food trucks will be on site. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No animals please. Admission fee. May be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather. 303-LIBRARY.
Musicians share stories
Also from Arapahoe Libraries: Music legends Lou Marini and Steve Gadd will share stories at the Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 19. They’ve played with Aerosmith, Paul Simon, Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin and will be in town to play with James Taylor at Fiddler’s Green.
The Colorado Renaissance Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays through August 7 at 650 Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission fee, free parking. See coloradorebirthday.com.
Marking 150 years
The JD Hill building in downtown Littleton will be honored with a 150th anniversary party at 2 p.m. on July 30, hosted by Historic Littleton Inc. The current occupants of the building are Littleton Flower Shop and Pongo Lifestyle at 5728 and 5738 S. Rapp St.
visual arts center
“Our Collectives” is open at the Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. The exhibition features pieces by diverse artists, working in a variety of media, providing insight into the art faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University. Free. Until August 13. 303-294-5207, msudenver.edu/cva. Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Music and the arts
Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents the Highlands Ranch Music Arts Festival on September 17 and 18 this year, “looking for drier weather”. Watch for more information on this annual event.
Gallery in a new space
CORE New Art Space has moved to its new gallery at 6501 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood (home of Casa Bonita) and announces “Figuratively Speaking” by members Kathryn Cole – “Plus Minus One” – and Edgar Dumas – “Who’s Looking at Qui?” Cole’s figurative works stay true to his simplistic figurative genre, removing superfluous detail and color. Dumas’ oil paintings explore life situations… Opening hours: Friday 5pm to 10pm; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 303-297-8428, coreartspace.com. Opening Reception August 5, 5-10 p.m. Members include a number of names from the southern region.
Englewood Arts Presents have two more summer concerts at Hampden Hall, 1000 Englewood Parkway. July 28: Krueger Brothers; August 13: Bravo Cello. Concerts at 2 p.m. Tickets: at the door, $30, information: 303-806-8196, englewoodarts.org. The new season begins in the fall with Croatian Ana Vidovic, guitar.
All Colorado Art Exhibit
Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, is hosting its All Colorado Art Show through Aug. 27, with a talk by juror Libby Garon, director of the Walker Fine Art gallery, at 2 p.m. Aug. 13. 303-797-1779.
A good place to take visiting art lovers is the American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place, in downtown Denver (across from the Brown Palace). Guided tours: $10 adults, $7 students and seniors; General admission for self-guided tours $5. Audio guide available. AnschutzCollection.org, 303-293-2000.