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Weekly Event Round-up: Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra, Old-Fashioned Moviegoing and More!

Monday-Thursday. Introduce wee music fans to classical music with “Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra,” presented by the Central City Opera and the Junior Symphony Guild. A series of concerts aimed at energetic youngsters, each show features the JSG’s adult orchestra performing familiar favorites like “Star Wars” music and Rossini’s “William Tell” overture. CCO ensemble artist Lukas Graf will perform popular opera hits, too. Don’t worry about sitting still — parents and kids are encouraged to participate during the show. The series runs on various dates, in various locations, through Feb. 10. Visit jrsg.org for a full schedule. 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday. Monday and Tuesday performances at Temple Sinai, 3509 S. Glencoe St. Wednesday and Thursday performances at The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker. Tickets are $5, available at the door.

Saturday-Sunday. It’s a weekend-long extravaganza of kid-friendly fun at the Colorado Baby and Kidz Expo. Grownups can explore parenting resources and vendors while kids go nuts with live entertainment, pony rides, art projects, model trains, a moon bounce and more. On Saturday, Colorado Avalanche mascot Bernie will be in attendance to sign autographs and take photos, too. Sunday features the world’s most famous hot dog, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave.; 303-292-6278. Admission is $9 for adults, $3 for seniors age 65 and older, free for kids age 12 and younger. Learn more at babyandkidzexpo.com.

Saturday. Local kids are the stars in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in Northglenn. The culmination of a week of work at an MCT residency, “Snow White” features an all-kid cast performing the classic story. Nasty Queen Bella becomes jealous of Snow White’s beauty and sets out to destroy her. With the help of family and friends, however, Snow White escapes the queen’s evil plot. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday D.L. Parsons Theatre at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn; 303-405-8800. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for students and seniors. Call to purchase advance tickets.

Wednesday. Movie buffs can get a taste of old-fashioned moviegoing at a showing of silent movie “The Mark of Zorro” at the Colorado Chautauqua. Accompanied by pianist Hank Troy, the swashbuckling story follows the legendary adventures of Zorro, hero of Spanish California. When he’s not leaving his famous mark on local evildoers, he’s courting pretty Lolita as both Zorro and as wimpy Don Diego. Lolita ends up in trouble, though, when another of her suitors turns dastardly, and Zorro has to save the day. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Community House at the Colorado Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; 303-442-3282. Tickets are $4 for Chautauqua members and $8 for nonmembers. Buy advance tickets online at chautauqua.com.

Through Feb. 7. There’s just a little more than two weeks left to catch the Genghis Khan exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The exhibit’s been at the museum since October, bringing the ancient warrior-king back to life with treasures from 13th-century Mongolia, including real weapons, jewelry and clothing. Live singers and dancers perform traditional Mongolian music, too, and hands-on activities keep kids engaged. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Feb. 7. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.; 303-322-7009. Tickets to the Khan exhibit are $20 for adults and $11 for seniors age 65 and older and juniors ages 3 to 18. Tickets include general admission to the museum. To buy advance tickets, call or go online at dmns.org.

-Kathleen St. John

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