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Villano brings 11-piece band to PACE Center

Musician Dave Villano brings an 11-piece band, including guitar virtuoso Dan Beegle, to the PACE Center in Parker, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. They will perform traditional, Celtic and contemporary holiday songs. Colorado native Villano, said to be named after King David, who wrote the Biblical Psalms, plays violin, guitar (his favorite), Irish whistle, Uilleann pipes, piano and bass guitar. Tickets: parkerarts.org

Staged reading

“In the Matter of J.R. Oppenheimer” will be performed in a staged reading by the Encore Players at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. The reading will be in Grant Fellowship Hall, with Charlie Carroll in the Oppenheimer role and a cast including David Lloyd, Janice Gulick, Marilyn Miller, Donna Smith, Vince Guerrie, Helen Gilliken, Duane Leeper, Perry Nissler, Bob Stansbury, Gary Troutman, David Hixson and Bruce Weston. Director is Anawyn Shamas. Oppenheimer was a brilliant scientist and dedicated citizen, considered the father of the atomic bomb, who got crosswise with politicians in the McCarthy era. The play portrays a hearing. Admission is free.

Jazz holiday

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform “Big Band Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Holiday’s Evening

Tickets go on sale Nov. 22 for the annual Holiday’s Evening at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton –; held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 14. Museum grounds will be lit by Luminarias and bonfires as guests wander through decorated buildings, seeking locations for music and food and wagon rides. Costumed interpreters will bring the past alive. Dress for the cold weather Tickets cost $ 10 adults/$ 4 children and are available at the museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, and at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. 303-795-3950.

Chihuly installation

The Denver Botanic Gardens has announced gifts by private donors for purchase of an 11-foot-tall installation by Dale Chihuly, to be placed in the Ellipse Garden in December. Called “Colorado,” it will be formed from about 700 hand-blown glass elements in a red, orange and yellow palette, suggesting Colorado’s sunsets. The present Chihuly exhibit runs through November and all the evening tickets are sold out. Botanicgardens.org.

Own an Original

The Littleton Fine Arts Board will hold its 49th Annual Own an Original Arts Exhibition on Nov. 21 through Jan. 11 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Open during museum hours. Juror is Tom Lundberg of Fort Collins. Admission is free. Original art is a fine gift. 303-795-3950.

Talk about film

“As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” is just published by Cary Elwes, who will talk about his adventures in making the cult classic film at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver.

Author announces milestone

Highlands Ranch author Claudia Cangilla McAdam published a picture book in 2004 about the White House Christmas tree –; “The Christmas Tree Cried.” She said it has just become available as an eBook from Amazon. Her tale is of an evergreen on a tree farm that cried because it kept being passed up –; which meant it got really big –; until finally it was chosen for the family in the White House. ClaudiaMcAdam.com.

Watercolor workshop

Cal Johnson of Wheat Ridge will teach a workshop in abstract watercolors for members and guests of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Littleton First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. See HFAG website, heritage-guild.com, for supplies. Cost: $ 30 members/$ 50 non-members. Registration required: Beatrice Drury, 303-667-7638, [email protected].

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