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20 Centennial Citizen June 14, 2013

South Metrolife sip, sample, stroll LoDo

Corvette owners show off their engines June 9 at the 30th Colorado Concours Annual Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours d’Elegance, a benefit for Cerebral Palsy of Colorado.

Taking a shine to cars Photos by Jennifer smith

This year’s Colorado Concours Annual Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours d’Elegance celebrated Porsche as the featured marque. It’s the 65th anniversary of Porsche, the 60th anniversary of the first Porsche club and the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 introduction at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Hundreds of cars of every ilk layered the lawn at Arapahoe Community College June 9, but the true stars were the Porsches. The Colorado Concours 30th Annual Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours d’Elegance, benefiting Cerebral Palsy of Colorado, celebrated Porsche as the featured marque. Two members of the local Porsche club, Stimson Kennedy and Tom Scott, founded the Concours event 30 years ago. The Colorado Concours is a key fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy of Colorado’s Creative Options Centers for Early Education, helping four metro-area centers provide support and education services to expectant mothers, young children and families.

Three generations meet nature’s miracle ‘Baby’ explores reactions to world of pregnancy By Sonya Ellingboe

if you go “Baby” plays through June 23 at Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 2414 East Third Ave., Denver. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $28/$25. 303-800-6578, (We’d suggest advance reservations on this one as seating is limited.)

Elway’s is flying high

Elway’s DIA opened for airport travelers on June 10. Here are the facts: Elway’s opened at the Center Court on Concourse B at Denver International Airport. The opening coincided with United Airlines’ maiden flight from Denver to Tokyo. Elway’s DIA, the fourth location for the steakhouse chain (the original in Cherry Creek, Downtown at the Ritz-Carlton and in Vail), will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant will seat approximately 147 guests, with a main dining area, bar seating and a patio.

Jackson tribute What a joy it is to see this little gem of a musical — “Baby” — with its lovely score and clever lyrics, played by a top-notch cast. Cherry Creek Theatre has scored again! “Baby,” with book by Sybil Pearson, based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr., is a pleasing contrast to the prevailing mega-musicals that are on the road. But is does mean each actor must shine — and they do. Three couples each expect a baby and have different reactions and subsequent stories. An ensemble fills in assorted other roles with skill. Director Pat Payne has pulled the production into a fine-tuned package in the attractive but limited space at Shaver Ramsey Rug Showroom, with a pair of pianos tucked to the side and production logistics enhanced by veteran designer/director Richard Pegg.

You can enjoy a night in historic Lower Downtown, walk the neighborhood and enjoy small bites of the restaurants’ fare during LoDo Bites. At each stop, participants will enjoy varied cuisines with some restaurants offering select wine, drink specials and signature desserts. This popular annual event in LoDo will return on June 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 the day of the event. Group sales are available at a discounted price of $30 sold in blocks of 10. Or you may mail a check to: LoDo District, Inc., 1616 17th St., Suite 478, Denver, CO 80202. Make checks payable to: LoDo District, Inc. Your ticket assigns you a restaurant indicating where to begin your tour. From there, you have up to four hours to sample the fare of 25 LoDo restaurants, bite by bite. Limited tickets will be sold, so don’t miss out on this hot ticket. Participating restaurants for the event, sponsored by LoDo District, Inc., include some of Denver’s finest, such as Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall, Coohills, TAG, The Squeaky Bean and Vesta Dipping Grill. Visit to learn more about LoDo Bites or check out all 20 of LoDo’s finest dining venues.

Brian Walker Smith and Megan Van De Hay play Alan and Arlene in Cherry Creek Theatre’s production of “Baby.” Courtesy photo by Denver MindMedia Choreography by Piper Arpan is low-key and fits the space. Alan and Arlene (Brian Walker Smith and Megan Van De Hay) are a mature couple with three grown daughters. She is alarmed and contemplating abortion, while he is thrilled at the prospect of a tiny new family member. Nick and Pam (Scott Severtson and Shannon Steele) are 30-something active sports people who are having trouble conceiving, and college juniors Danny and Lizzie (Drew Hirschenboeck and Emily Ann Luhrs) have just moved in together are not

ready for a child — but adjust their lives and ambitions in quite mature ways. Each of these characters is presented with depth and skill, which makes an evening of satisfying theater. Many in the audience will relate to some part of these stories. Each story is appealing, touching and, in particular, about love, without being cloyingly sweet. The ensemble fills in assorted characters, notably Ben Dicke’s doctor who tries to advise Nick and Pam in a particularly inept manner.

Michael Jackson fans won’t want to miss The Ultimate Thriller — The Michael Jackson Tribute on June 21 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The concert is crafted from the best sets, costumes, dance moves and musical arrangements of the Bad and Dangerous tours. The Ultimate Thriller presents an enduring tribute to the King of Pop. The concert features big production values with a live band, backup vocalists, design lighting and a troupe of dancers choreographed by LaVelle Smith Jr. and Mic Thompson, who spent several years performing with Jackson. The Ultimate Thriller will take audiences through a Jackson music repertoire including “Jam,” “I’ll Be There,” “Rock With You,” “Black or White,” “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror” and more. To sample music and video on the band, go to promoter. Tickets are $32 for general admission (plus service charges) at www., or to charge by phone call 303-296-1212.

Painted Cats charity event

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