The Kory Brunson Band, sponsored by the Arapahoe Libraries and the City of Centennial, will play from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 22 at Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial. Country and rock. Food trucks will be on-site. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets please. Admission free. Could be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather. 303-LIBRARY.
Musicians share stories
Also from Arapahoe Libraries: Musical legends Lou Marini and Steve Gadd will share stories at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on July 19. They have played with Aerosmith, Paul Simon, Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin and will be town to play with James Taylor at Fiddler’s Green.
The Colorado Renaissance Festival is open on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 7 at 650 Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission charged, free parking. See coloradorenaissance.com.
Marking 150 years
The J.D. Hill Building in downtown Littleton will be honored with a 150th birthday party at 2 p.m. on July 30, hosted by Historic Littleton Inc. The building’s current occupants are Littleton Flower Shop and Pongo Lifestyle at 5728 and 5738 S. Rapp St.
Center for Visual Art
“Collective Nouns” is open at the Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. The exhibit offers pieces by diverse artists, working across a variety of media, providing a peek into Metropolitan State University’s art faculty and staff. Free. Through Aug. 13. 303-294-5207, msudenver.edu/cva. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Music and arts
Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents the Highlands Ranch Music Arts Festival Sept. 17-18 this year, “in search of drier weather.” Watch for more information about this annual event.
Gallery in new space
CORE New Art Space has moved to its new gallery at 6501 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood (home of Casa Bonita) and announces “Figuratively Speaking” by members Kathryn Cole — “Plus Minus One” — and Edgar Dumas — “Who’s Looking at Who?” Cole’s figurative works stay true to her simplistic figurative genre, removing extraneous detail and color. Dumas’ oil paintings explore life’s situations … Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 303-297-8428, coreartspace.com. Opening reception Aug. 5, 5-10 p.m. Members include a number of south area names.
Englewood Arts Presents has two more summer concerts at Hampden Hall, 1000 Englewood Parkway. July 28: Krueger Brothers; Aug. 13: Bravo Cello. Concerts at 2 p.m. Tickets: at the door, $30, information: 303-806-8196, englewoodarts.org. New season begins in fall with Croatian Ana Vidovic, guitar.
All Colorado Art Show
Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, hosts its All Colorado Art Show through Aug. 27, with a talk by juror Libby Garon, gallery director for Walker Fine Art, at 2 p.m. on Aug. 13. 303-797-1779.
The American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place, downtown Denver, is a fine spot to take visiting art lovers (across from the Brown Palace). Guided tours: $10 adults, $7 students and seniors; $5 self-guided tours general admission. Audio guide available. AnschutzCollection.org, 303-293-2000.