LUMC Arts Festival 2017 opens with a free concert by harpist Emily Levine and the Colorado Chamber Players at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the sanctuary of Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Levine is a Colorado native and new principal harp of the Dallas Symphony. At 6:30 p.m. on April 28, the 24th Annual LUMC Art Show will open and it will also be open on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 303-794-6379.
History of parish, school
Cathy Darnell, historian for St. Louis Parish in Englewood, will speak to the Englewood Historic Preservation Society on April 24 about the story of the parish and school. The group will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the Englewood Library, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway and again at 6:30 p.m. at Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood. Admission is free. Call 303-242-3257 for information.
Arapahoe Community College’s Multimedia, Graphic Design and Illustration Student Showcase, “CATALYST,” will run from April 27 to May 8 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the Annex, east side of the Main Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. April 27. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The Colorado Choir Spring Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. May 5 and 6 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 2301 York St., Denver. (A number of choir members are from the south suburban area.) The program includes “Frostiana,” Frost poetry and music by Randall Thompson; “Jesu Priceless Treasure” by J.S. Bach and more. Tickets: $20/$15, coloradochoir.org, 303-892-5922 or at the door.
Hudson Gardens announced its concert series, beginning June 14, with listings available at hudsongardens.org; Lone Tree announced “Tunes on the Terrace,” beginning June 9, with listings at lonetreeartscenter.org; Lakewood’s “Sound’s Exciting” begins June 21, with listings at lakewood.org/SummerConcerts.
Culture in Parker
• The Parker Symphony performs “Notes from Nature — A Journey of Sights and Sounds” at 7:30 p.m. May 5, inspired by paintings by the Plein Air Painters of Colorado on exhibit at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Opening art show reception and talk at 6 p.m. with artists and musicians. Tickets: ParkerArts.org. 303-805-6800.
• Parker Chorale performs “Music of Broadway” at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the PACE Center. Tickets: ParkerArts.org. 303-805-6800.
Dia del Nino celebration
On April 30, Dia del Nino is celebrated all day at the Denver Art Museum complex, starting with dancers at 10 a.m. on the Plaza in front of the North Building, special exhibits, and events in Ponti Hall, Duncan Pavilion and throughout the North Building — dance, storytelling, puppets and more. Free admission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, with DDN in the subject line, 720-913-0072.
The exhibit of Alexander Calder sculptures at the Denver Botanic Gardens/York Street runs April 28 to Sept. 24. Abstract and figurative sculptures will be placed throughout the gardens.
George de Forest Brush, who has two romantic paintings in the Anschutz Collection at the American Museum of the West, 1727 Tremont St., Denver, is subject of a May 1 “Art and Insight” lecture and program from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Advance registration needed, limited seating. Tickets: $10. anschutzcollection.org, 303-293-2000.