The Tropical Coyotes band, which includes keyboard whiz Donna Debreceni among its members, will play music ranging from calypso to Jimmy Buffett to other Latin rhythms on the terrace at Lone Tree Arts Center at 8 p.m. June 29. Tickets: $20 (chair), $15 (lawn). 720-509-1000. Lonetreeartscenter.org.
Elitch Gardens Theatre history
“Denver’s Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre” will be Tom Borrillo’s subject when he speaks at 2 p.m. June 24 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The oldest summer stock theater in America, it hosted Colorado’s first motion picture screening in 1905. Many famous actors performed on its stage before it closed in 1987. Restoration efforts are underway again after a lull. For more information, phone 303-795-3961.
ThunderRidge Thespians in Nebraska
Thespians from ThunderRidge High School have won a place on the stage at the 2013 International Thespian Convention on June 25 in Lincoln, Neb., where they are invited to present their award-winning production of “Lend Me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig. The actors will present a performance at 7 p.m. June 21 in the school theater, 1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Donations will be accepted at the door.
'Architecture: The First Art’
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, opened a show, “Architecture: the First Art” on June 15, running to July 12.
• In conjunction, a panel will discuss architecture as art, facilitated by Hugh Brown of Davis Partnership at 6:30 p.m. July 10.
• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27, a program for kids: “The Great City: Aerial View of Greenwood Village” will be facilitated by Sarah Yoon.
• Rocky Mountain Brassworks will play a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22 at Curtis Park, adjoining the center. For more information, phone 303-797-1779.
Boulder Ballet in Highlands Ranch
Boulder Ballet brings a family summer program to Civic Green Amphitheater in Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. June 21. Stay after the show to meet the dancers and let the kids dance on the stage. Free.
The “No Plateaus Art Show” presents work by students from Shirley Lamb’s weekly art classes at the Rocky Mountain Stroke Center. The show is at Bemis Library, lower level, 6014 S. Datura St, Littleton. Each cluster of paintings includes a photo and short bio of the artist, and the colors are bright and upbeat. The show runs through June during library hours. For more information, phone 303-795-3961.
Celebrate Denver’s arts community
The Denver Artists Ball invites artists from across the metro area to celebrate the Arts from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver. Visitors will make artist trading cards, and Andy Rising, of Centennial, will project electronically generated visual imagery through the night. Bands and spoken word performances are planned and food and drink will be available. Organizers are Madeleine Dodge, Evan Siegel and Andy Rising of Spark Gallery (Santa Fe Arts District) and musician Reed Weimar and Mercury Café owner Marylin Megenity. Tickets cost $10. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information, phone 303-506-6926.
Lunch and Speaker Series
“Heroes, Villains, Dames and Disasters” will be author Mike Madigan’s topic at South Suburban Parks and Recration’s Lunch and Speaker Series at Lone Tree Recreation Center from noon to 2:30 p.m. June 27. Lunch is by Duffeyroll Café. Registration required: 303-347-5999; event is listed as #722006 on the South Suburban website at sspr.org. Future speakers: Jim Saccomano of the Broncos; John Ostermiller, chairman of the South Suburban board — plus more in the fall.