Guide

AURORA INSIDER: Your guide to the weekend and beyond

MUSIC
Little Feat,
8 p.m., Sept. 13, Bluebird Theatre, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets start at $36. Information: bluebirdtheater.net. Details: Little Feat’s musical journey kicked off more than 30 years ago, when Lowell George knocked on Paul Barrere’s door in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. In the intervening years, the band carved out a niche for its creative fusion of blues, R&B and folk contours. Through personnel shifts and changing styles, the band has stayed true to its basic concept, an idea that formed in the late 60s and found realization through years of playing music.

Twice As Nice, 9 p.m., Sept. 15, Zephyr Lounge, 11940 East Colfax Ave. Admission is free. Information: 303-364-8981 or zephyrloungecolorado.com. Details: Twice as Nice isn’t shy about paying tribute to its musical roots. The trio’s typical set list includes nods to giants of the Motown genre, including echoes of the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops and others. Their high-energy tribute is a fitting act for the tight confines and immediate dynamic of the Zephyr Lounge.

Seventh Annual Blues Bash, 7 p.m., Sept. 14, Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Lowry. Tickets start at $40. Information: 303-830-9214 or tavernhg.com/soiled_dove. Details: A good cause will drive this night of blues and R&B at one of the metro area’s most intimate venues. The combination of old school blues, silent auction items and dancing was organized to benefit the Sewall Child Development Center, an organization dedicated to assisting young children with typical development and special needs associated with disabilities, developmental delays, and economic disadvantages.

ON STAGE
“The Cider House Rules, Parts One and Two,” performances run Sept. 7 to Sept. 30 at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Tickets start at $25. Information: 303-856-7830 or online at vintagetheatre.com. Details: Director Sherry Davis will lead the Vintage’s production of “The Cider House Rules,” a two-part stage adaptation of the John Irving novel. Spanning eight decades of American life, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch, founder of the St. Cloud’s, Maine orphanage and hospital, and of the complex father-son relationship he develops with the young orphan Homer Wells. The show will mark a milestone for the company, which moved to Aurora earlier this year. The play will run in the theater’s new studio theater, a smaller venue built in former studio space.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays; Sept. 14 through Oct. 14. Tickets start at $26. Information: 303-739-1970 or aurorafoxartscenter.org. Details: The Aurora Fox will kick off its 28th season with a guest production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Ashton Entertainment. Director John Ashton will head the show about an imagined meeting between Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and other cultural giants of the twentieth century in an intimate French pub.

“Murder on the Nile,” 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays, through Sept. 22, John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. Tickets start at $20. Information: 720-880-8727 or thisisspotlight.org. Details: The Spotlight Theatre Company kicks off its fall season with a stage adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s best-loved murder mysteries. “Murder on the Nile” follows some of Christie’s most familiar narrative lines: Following a mysterious murder on a train following the course of the Nile river, all aboard are suspects.

ON DISPLAY
“Faculty Art Show,” until Sept. 27 at the Community College of Aurora Lowry Campus, 710 Alton Way in Denver. Admission is free and open to the public. Information: ccaurora.edu. Details: This showcase of visual artists from the Community College of Aurora’s faculty includes paintings by artists like Alex Girard, Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan, William Randal Painter; Paul Gomez, Denis Roussel, David Lukens, Susan M. Gibbons, Stan Yan and Scott Wakefield.

“Interplay,” until Sept. 28 at the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts gallery, 1405 Florence St. Admission is free. Information: 303-367-5886 or davarts.org. Details: After testing their taste for artistic experimentation earlier this summer, the students at the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts gallery will shift their focus to creative interplay. The “Interplay” exhibition slated to open on July 27 will be all about the interaction between artwork and viewer, with pieces that run the gamut from video games to moveable sculptures. Along with original pieces by DAVA students from K-12 schools across Aurora, the show will include works by guest artists Nikki Pike and Jaime Carrejo. What’s more, the public will have the chance to take part in the the bARTer collective during the exhibition’s opening reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 27. Information: 303-367-5886 or davarts.org.

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