“Merrily We Roll Along” by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth will be shown in a CinemaLive production at the Highlands Ranch 24, 103 Centennial Blvd., Highlands Ranch and Greenwood Plaza 12 theater, 8141 E. Arapahoe Road, at 7 p.m. Oct 23. Originally written in 1981 and not well-received, revived Off Broadway in 1994, this London West End revival production, directed by Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, was a major hit in 2012, earning five stars from British critics. It was filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. The story starts in 1980 and travels backwards in time through the lives of three friends. The film includes 20 minutes of backstage interviews with cast, crew and guests.
The Depot Art Gallery will host a Framing Symposium at Littleton’s Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 21. When one listens to jurors talk about exhibits, they often mention the "presentation of a piece:" i.e. framing — and they are often critical. The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has enlisted local artists and framers to talk about how to frame two-dimensional art — from basic techniques for beginners to new ideas for experienced artists. Discussion will look at photographs, oil paintings, and other framed media. Free and open to the public.
The Highlands Ranch Historical Society will enjoy a multimedia show by photographer John Fielder at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 MacArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch. (Note that this is not on the usual Monday night.) Fielder will present his newest book about “Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream” and “Explore the Africa that No Group Tour Visits.” Admission is free for members and a $1 donation is appreciated from non-members.
Lugo at Deep Space
Artist Theresa Lugo of Parker will exhibit her abstract paintings at Parker’s new Deep Space Workplace and Event Center, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive. Deep Space is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Her opening will coincide with the venue’s official opening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 19. Registration will be necessary for admission on that date: http://deepspacegalleryopening.eventbrite.com.
Open Studio benefit
Ray Tomasso will host an Open Studio event from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 to benefit the new Englewood Depot Living Museum of Letterpress Printing. The event will be at 2905 S. Elati St., Englewood. It will celebrate design, typography, art, poetry and “all related pursuits.” Funds raised will help to rehabilitate and provide disabled access to the historic depot. Subscriptions will be available for an inaugural portfolio of letterpress prints. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colorado Wind Ensemble will perform “Blockbusters On and Off Screen” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5895 S. Datura St., Littleton. The program includes music by Gershwin (“Rhapsody in Blue”) with soloist Agnes Jacquier); Grainger; John Williams (film soundtracks); and new music by composer Laurent Jacquier. Tickets: $10/$12/$5, coloradowindensemble.org. 303-394-4552.
Call for artists
“Own an Original,” Littleton’s 48th annual juried art show/sale, invites entries at CallForEntry.org. Deadline: Oct. 25. Presented by the Littleton Fine Arts Board at the Littleton Museum. 303-795-3950.
Final Friday reception
Art on the Edge, Greater Castle Rock Arts Guild’s gallery at 314 Wilcox St., Castle Rock, will feature “Intuitive Abstract and Contemporary Art” by Toni Brock from Oct. 22 through Nov. 24, with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Also new: “In Small Packages” and “Three By Three on the Tree,” small pieces in all mediums, for gift giving (through Dec. 22.) 303-814-3300, gcrag.com.
Arapahoe and Heritage high schools present theater productions:
• AHS: “Romeo and Juliet” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24-26, 2201 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial.
• HHS: “I Remember Mama” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24-26 plus 2 p.m. Oct. 26. 1401 W. Geddes Ave., Littleton.
Science fiction convention
Mile Hi Con 45 takes place Oct. 18 to 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7800 W. Tufts Ave., Denver. With writer’s workshops, costume contests, seminars, panels, robotic competition, Japanese anime and more. Registration: 2 p.m. Oct. 18 ($18); 9 a.m. Oct. 19 and 20 ($22). Weekend memberships in advance at http://milehicon45.eventbrite.com.