Celebrating the American Spirit
Join the Colorado Wind Ensemble and Littleton Chorale in this soaring tribute to American experiences, weaving together traditional spirituals, Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and new American music. Vincent Persichetti's Celebrations for chorus and wind ensemble joyfully resonates with stirring settings of poet Walt Whitman's homage to the human spirit. www.coloradowindensemble.org
Student/Senior: $15Child: $5
The Artists' Choice exhibit, sponsored by the Lakewood Arts Council, is an annual juried show of artwork by Colorado artis that covers a wide range of media and artistic styles. Each artist entering the competition was invited to submit works that best represent his/her style. This year's juror is acclaimed artitst Mike Untiedt from Denver. The exhibit includes over 100 pieces of original fine art created by artists from all over Colorado.
Free and open to the public Mon- Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. -2 p.m. from May 13-June 14
Free Artist Reception│May 16, 5:30-7 p.m.
Before Lakewood was one of the Colorado's largest cities, it was an agricultural hub. Explore Lakewood's early days of farming through artifacts from tractors to milk bottles. Discover the urban farming movement and its impact on the land today.
Free and open to the public Tues - Sat 10 a.m - 4 p.m. from February 7 - August 10
Free Community Reception and activities during Earth Day│April 20, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Experience the magic as Sweatship Dance, Denver's hottest pre-professional dance academy, presents a student showcase. The diversity of performances is sure to provide a world class dance experience that is unparalleled in the region. www.sweatshopdance.com
7:00 p.m., Thur & Fri, May 23-24 All Tickets: $15
Utsav VI...the Celebration Continues...
Mudra Dance Studio's 6th annual recital and 16th orginal production features a beautiful blend of Mudra's students rejoicing and celebrating their learning over the past year and sharing their happiness through dance, music and audio visual magic on stage!
12 pm & 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2
Adult: $20Student/Senior/Child: $15
Narrative Identity through the Figure - Juried by Laura Phelps Rogers
The goal of this year's annual sculpture show, through the vision of the guest juror, is to use the figure as a means of exploring identity. The artists are challenged to recall past experiences and through the use of the figure, build a biographical or autobiographical story. That story is meant to turn views into visual listeners and evoke emotions and thoughts about one's own self.
Free and open to the public Mon- Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. -2 p.m. from June 6 - August 17
Free Artist Reception│June 6, 5-7 p.m.
Laura Phelps Rogers is a contemporary artist working in the conceptual genre. Over the past several years, her work has focused around metal casting, casting through subsititution and combining cast materials with mixed media. A Space in Time is a continuation of her work addressing personal and familial memories that broaden into larger social and cultural topics and interpretations. We are delighted to host Laura's exhibition in addition to working with her as the guest juror for IDENTITY.
Free and open to the public Mon- Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m. from June 6 - Aug 17
The Amazing Life of Nikola Tesla
Belmar Arts District
Maybe you don’t recognize the name but Nikola Tesla may have been the world’s greatest engineer. None of our lives would have been the same without him. We will learn more about Tesla and what he created through speaker Tom Keller. Tom is a graduate of California State University with BA in Industrial Psychology, MA in Social Science with post graduate studies in education and history. He is a member of Optimist International, Chairman of Colorado/Wyoming Speakers’ Bureau and the Lakewood Historical Society Board of Directors.
Reception: 5:30 p.m.Program begins: 6 p.m.
Adult: $8Student/Senior/Child: $5
Followed by Lasting Impressions, a Lakewood Symphony performance! A perfect pairing with the evening’s Lakewood Symphony Performance. Receive a 50% discount to the Nikola Tesla talk with a paid ticket to the June 6, 2013 symphony performance. Just show your Symphony ticket at the Box Office for an Adult Split Screen ticket for $4 and Child/Student/Senior ticket for $2.50
Where did Stravinsky find his inspiration for Pulcinella; who is Martha; why is Brahms’ concerto considered one of the greatest ever written? Come hear for yourself why these works have made such a lasting impression.The programs includes:Flotow, Martha OvertureStravinsky, Pulcinella SuiteBrahms, Converto for Violin in D major, op. 77 (Emily Switzer, violin)www.lakewoodsymphony.org
Adults: $15Child/Student/Senior: $12
The City of Lakewood is proud to continue the tradition of getting neighbors together by hosting the Rocking Block Party, a free community event at the Lakewood Heritage Center. This year's event offers fun for all ages with historical tours, games, live music and a family-friendly movie under the stars.
Grupo Folklorico Semblanzas de Mexico
Semblanzas de Mexico, featuring Mariachi Sol Del Mi Tierra, brings the wedding traditions of Mexico to the stage with fast footwork and twirling skirts in this celebration of love and enduring happiness.
Regular Seats: $25Box Seats: $30
The West Chamber presents
Jefferson County's premier culinary event. Enjoy "tastes" of delicious local eats, spirits and more! Silent auction will benefit Youth Leadership Jefferson County.
Advance: $20At the Door:$30
4 pack: $70
8 pack: $120Children: 10 and under FREE
You can now purchase 4 and 8 packs online! Or by visiting our box office at the Lakewood Heritage Center at 801 S. Yarrow St. or Lakewood Cultural Center at 470 S. Allison Pkwy. or by calling 303-987-7845
Performance Now Theatre Company
This is the newer, revised version: a combination of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and Cole Porter’s music and lyrics. Kiss Me, Kate is a wonderful play within a play, where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening off-stage. Fun, melodious and sophisticated!www.performancenow.org
7:30 p.m., Fri & Sat, Jun 14-15, 21-22, 28-292 p.m., Sat & Sun, Jun 15-16, 22-23, 29-39 Adult: $28Child: $21Student/Senior: $25Box Seat: $31.50