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Littleton artist Sue Blosten opened an exhibit of her exuberant assemblages, “Reckless Abandon,” on Jan. 5 at Bricolage Gallery, 2870 Bluff St., Boulder (inside Art Parts). A logical outcome for the artist who loves to collect miscellaneous “stuff,” the art of assemblage can vary from wall pieces such as these to three-dimensional works. Blosten’s show will be open Tuesdays to Saturdays through Feb. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in this spot, which specializes in the bits and pieces an assemblage seeks to complete an artwork.
The boy who would not grow up …
“Peter and the Starcatcher,” a musical by Rick Elice and Wayne Barker, is based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It opens Jan. 12 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in downtown Littleton, and runs through Feb. 4. Nick Sugar is director and choreographer and Donna Debreceni is music director in this tale of boys from Victorian England, shipped to a distant island ruled by evil King Zaroff. En route, they encounter pirate Black Stache … Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $24-$44, townhallartscenter.org, 303-794-2787, ext. 213.
Opening Jan. 19 at Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery: “Intersecting Formations,” Twelve Collaborations by Craig Marshall Smith, while artist-in-residence at MOA, with Amy Metier, Daniel House Kelley, Deborah Jang, Greg Watts, Gretchen Goetz, James Robie, Jan Stussy, Jennifer Meyerrose, John McEnroe, Mark Friday, Richard Diebenkorn and Sharon Feder. He created diptychs, painted on same-sized wood panels, in collaboration with 10 artists and in honor of the late Stussy and Diebenkorn, under whom he studied at UCLA. The show will be in place through March 30. MOA is open Tuesdays through Fridays. 303-806-0444, moaonline.org.
Matthew Sullivan, a former Tattered Cover employee, has published a mystery, set in a bookstore resembling the Tattered Cover’s downtown Denver location. It’s named “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore.” Sullivan will speak from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” opens Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Aurorafox.org, 303-739-1970. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. The City of Aurora’s Library and Cultural Services Department announced that the Fox has a new executive producer, Helen R. Murray, who will be involved on a part-time basis as of Jan. 2 and full-time after July 9. She has been with the Hub in Fairfax, Virginia, and is an award-winning playwright and actress.
Lecture on history
Next in the Tesoro Historic Lecture Series will be Michael Schaubs, whose topic is “Plains Indians Trade and What a 19th-Century Inventory Tells Us About It.” Times: Jan. 20, 4 p.m., Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers, Littleton (free); Jan. 21, 2 p.m., Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, fifth floor (free); Jan. 21, 6 p.m., The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison ($68/$60). Reservations needed for all locations: call 303-839-1671.
Parker’s PACE Center will present “Disney’s Little Mermaid” from Jan. 19 to Feb. 11. Produced by Inspire Creative. Tickets: call 303-805-6800 or go to parkerarts.org.
Buntport Theater’s talented crew will be featured at Stories on Stage on Jan. 13 in “The Penny Savers,” a performance about how we deal with money. Performances at El Centro Su Teatro, 720 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$28, 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.
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