SCENE & HERD: Editor’s picks for week of Nov. 8

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Have a merry holiday with Vintage Theatre’s Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is a quaint story of a father projecting his own worries about his finances onto his nightmarishly devious children and leaving them with a woman who performs magic in hopes of finally breaking their spirits. Needless to say, it’s a classic. Vintage Theatre will be bringing this classic from the silver screen to the stage this holiday season.

The musical enjoyed a long, successful, and critically-acclaimed run on Broadway. If you love to laugh and have a good time, Mary Poppins is in town.

The show is Nov. 23 through Jan. 6, 2019. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre; 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Tickets are $19 – $38 and available online at vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830.

Get out your ten-gallon hats and spurs, it’s going to be a “Cowboy Christmas”

“Cowboy Christmas” sounds more like a Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard cash-grab Christmas song than it does an art exhibition. Don’t be fooled, it is definitely the latter, even as plausible as the former is.

For one weekend only this November, three of Colorado’s most pioneering art galleries and one of Denver’s most revered apparel icons will create a cultural experience as subtle and grand as the American West. K Contemporary, Abend Gallery and Gallery 1261, together with internationally renowned Rockmount Ranch Wear, co-host a warm public “Howdy” at Rockmount’s historic Wazee Street trading post. From western clothing to art, the exhibit will showcase what is both beautiful and understated about the American West. So giddy-on-up on this opportunity to see some great clothing and art.

The exhibit will be located at Rockmount Ranch Wear, 1626 Wazee St, Denver. Pre-view: Friday, Nov. 16, 5 pm to 8 p.m. Exhibition opens on Saturday, Nov. 17 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 18.

Enjoy “After Dark” after dark with Abend Gallery and Sugar Cube

You don’t have to listen to “Mr. Crowley” and visit a cemetery to fully embrace the dark. Abend Gallery and Sugar Cube can help you do that as they host a solo exhibit from contemporary realism artist Lindsey Kutusch.

This artist’s most recent series captures the urban landscape in its finest hour — the nighttime hustle. Rain or shine, the city bustles with energy, illuminating the air with fluorescent potential. With late hours to visit the exhibit, there has never been a better time to appreciate the night.

Opening Reception is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Sugar Cube, 1555 Blake St., Denver. The exhibit will be on view until Jan. 14, 2019. The the hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour while your home for the holidays

Do you like to visit houses that you could never even dream to afford? Well, you’re in luck. Get ready to take your one cultured friend who believes they know how to pronounce French to L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour. It’s got everything that makes a good home tour: homes.

This popular fundraising event, now known as one of Denver’s signature holiday events, benefits Central City Opera. This year, guests can purchase tickets to a new, fun and interactive event at Shaver-Ramsey Fine & Custom Rugs on Thursday, Nov. 15 – the L’Esprit de Noël Kick-off Party. Vicariously live out your bourgeoisie fantasies by visiting these houses and partying with interior design experts.

The kickoff party is Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shaver-Ramsey Fine & Custom Rugs. The Home Tour is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16- 17 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets for the Home Tour are $28 online and $30 at King Soopers or the first home. Tickets for the party, which also includes the ticket to the Home Tour, cost $80. Tickets can be purchased online at centralcityopera.org/lesprit or lesprithometour.com.