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North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 7/17/18

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human …

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Sonya's Sampler

North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

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Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human rights issues, at 2 p.m. July 23. Polka music and history will be Mike Schneider’s topic at 7 p.m. July 24. He will play an accordion as he talks about this favorite dance form. The library is at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, 303-795-3961.

Town Hall season

Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center has announced its 2018-2019 season and the first production meeting was held with Nick Sugar, director of “Green Day’s American Idiot,” scheduled in September, followed by “A Christmas Carol,” “Casa Valentina,” “Dames at Sea,” “The World Goes Round,” “Sister Act.” Tickets: townhallartscenter.org, 303-794-2787.

Henry Awards

The Colorado Theater Guild will present the 2018 Henry Awards on July 23 at 7 p.m. to actors, directors, production people and theater companies for outstanding work in the past season. The ceremony will be held at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets cost $35 CTG members, $40 non-members, $45 at the door. Lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000. (Cocktails at 6 p.m.)

Aurora Fox

The Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, announces its 2018-2019 season, with its new director on board. Sept. 14-Oct. 14: “Songs for a New World”; Nov. 23-Dec. 23: The Second City “Twist Your Dickens”; Jan. 18-Feb. 10: “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” Feb. 22-March 17: “Life Sucks” (Aaron Posner); March 8-24: “The Happiest Place on Earth” (Philip Dawkins); April 5-May 5: “Caroline or Change” (Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori). Aurorafoxartscenterorg; 303-739-1970.

Fairy tales revisited

Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” is presented by Phamaly Theatre company at the Space Theatre through Aug. 5. Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Arapahoe Street and Speer Boulevard in downtown Denver. Tickets: Denvercenter.org; 303-893-4100.

Virtual Reality arcade

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science opened a new Google Earth VR Arcade offering games and more. Six bays of individual opportunities and a four-person Virtual Reality Transporter ride. Located on the first floor near the “Space Odyssey” exhibition. 2001 N. Colorado Blvd. Dmns.org; 303-370-8000.

Sing out!

Voices West invites people with all kinds of voices to join in “Summer Sings!” at 7 p.m. July 19 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St. Littleton. Sing Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” Directed by M. B. Krueger, Director of Choral Activities at MSU Denver.Admission: $10, includes refreshments. Voiceswest.org.

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