The Arts Center has a new director
The City of Lone Tree has appointed Leigh Chandler as Executive Director of the Lone Tree Arts Center. She had been Marketing Director of LTAC since 2015, steadily increasing the number of subscribers and visitors, and was promoted to Artistic Director in June 2021. She has served as Acting Director for the past six months.
The Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, headquartered in Golden, has been a local fixture for a few years. See coloradocowboygathering.com. The gathering has announced that it will postpone its performances from 2023 to January 2024 “to save a few more coins in the coffee can. There will be a summer concert in August, the band says. We will send you an announcement at this subject and wish the organization good luck… Contact if you are interested in a position on the Board of Directors.
SCFD grants announced
The tax-funded Science and Cultural Facilities District announced grants. Arapahoe County: David Taylor Dance Company, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Colorado Opera Company (headquarters in Englewood). Douglas County: Parker Arts. Elbert County: Brink Literacy Project. Jefferson County: Athena Project, Opera Company, Chicano Arts and Humanities Council. Evergreen: Stage Door, Control Group Productions. Evergreen: Children’s Choir, Evergreen Jazz Festival, Fiesta CO Dance Company, Foothills Art Center, Ovation West Performing Arts.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, presents SALT Contemporary Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. on October 29. 303-987-7845, lakewood.org/Government/Departments/Community-Resources/Arts-and-Culture/Lakewood-Cultural Center.
“Futurity,” a new folk musical, will be helmed by outgoing executive producer Helen R. Murray, joined by musical director Angela Steiner and choreographer Patrick Mueller. The cast also acts as a band, playing a myriad of instruments, led by Adrienne Leigh Robinson as inventor Ada Lovelace and Nick Vlachos as soldier Julian Munroe. October 7-30. 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora. 303-739-1970, aurorafox.org.
“Coyote, Badger, Rattlesnake” plays through October 15 at the Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m. Masks required. See buntport.com.
“Capitol Comedy” (formerly known as Capitol Steps, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on October 17 at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets for Newman Center Presents events: newmancenterpresents.com. 303-871- 7720 .
The Littleton Symphony, conducted by Catherine Sailer, will present a concert entitled “Celestial Beauty” on October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org, 303-933-6824.
Stories on Stage
Subscriptions are available for the Stories on Stage season or individually: storiesonstage.com. 303-494-0523. “The Banned Books Club” is at 7 p.m. September 15 at Su Teatro, 727 Santa Fe Drive, Denver and premieres virtually at 7 p.m. September 15. Stories of contested books, commemorating Banned Books Week. Ticket information: 303-494-0523 or storiesonstage.org.
Jerry Camp’s “I Still Believe Tour” will take place at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch, at 7 p.m. on October 11. Tickets: 855-484-1991 or platformtickets.com. ($24, $29.)