Event round-up: Winterfest, Fairly Tales & More!
Saturday. Get in on the birthday fun when WOW! Children’s Museum celebrates its 15th anniversary. The highlight of the party is a family friendly concert by the Boulder Bach Festival Trio: “Bach For Kids” introduces youngsters to the composer’s works via violin, flute and cello. Learn about harmonic chords and how they influence melody and emotion—the audience can join with the Trio in some harmonizing, too. Don’t forget to have a yummy piece of birthday cake, too. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. WOW Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette; 303-604-2424. Admission is $7 for children age 15 months to 11 years, free for guests age 12 and older. wowchildrensmuseum.org
Saturday. Get a jump on Christmas-time shopping at the 32nd annual Evergreen Winterfest. Local artists, cooks and crafters will bring their wares to sell to holiday shoppers. All sorts of media are represented—fine art paintings, jewelry, photography, woodworks and more. The cafeteria will be filled with treats, too, like toffee, homemade Italian sauces and local honey. The Evergreen Chorale and the Evergreen Children’s Chorale enhance the holiday spirit with live performances. Kids are welcome to hang out at Santa’s Workshop while parents shop—a $5 donation is suggested. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen. Admission is $2 for adults; children and students are free. evergreenarts.org
Through Nov. 19. The stories of Dr. Seuss come to life in “Seussical,” presented by the Northglenn Youth Theatre troupe. A show for the whole family, “Seussical” tells the story of Horton the Elephant—as in the Seuss book “Horton Hears a Who”—as he fights to protect his Who pal Jojo and an abandoned egg in his care. His friend Gertrude McFuzz helps him along the way, with the Cat in the Hat appearing occasionally to add some extra whimsy. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn; 303-450-8800. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for students and seniors. northglenn.org
Saturday. Prepare your mind for “Magic! Beyond Belief VI” at the Lakewood Cultural Center. The fundraiser for the Mile High Magicians Society features a full lineup of magicians, including John T. Sheets, Steve Aldrich and Brad Montgomery. Expect a variety of magic styles, from sleight-of-hand and card tricks to full-on illusions, plus comedy, music and even golf-themed magic from Las Vegas’s Dan Rodriguez. Catch lots of local talent, too, including sets from Matthew Brandt, Jeff Jenson, Timothy Cripe and The Elstuns Magic and Comedy Experience. 7 p.m. Saturday. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy.; 303-987-7845. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and children. lakewood.org
Saturday-Sunday. Augustana Arts explores the playful days of childhood in “Fairly Tales, Games and Make-Believe,” the organization’s annual family concert. Starring the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, the program is filled with kid-friendly works by major composers: Georges Bizet’s “Children’s Games” mimics the sounds of toys, like a bouncing ball and toy soldier, in a series of short pieces. “Mother Goose Suite,” by Maurice Ravel, weaves together scenes from classic fairy tales, and kids create their own stories in William Walton’s “Music For Children.” Little ones can get an up-close view of the instruments in action, too, during and after the concert. 3 p.m. Saturday. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave. 3 p.m. Sunday. Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 6337 S. Robb Way, Littleton. Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students; $8 for kids ages 5 to 12. Buy tickets by calling 303-388-4962 or visit augustanaarts.org.
Kathleen St. John