The Percussion Lady and Alafia

Helen's Live Performances

The summer 2017 performance season is upon us! Here is a quick summary of my public Percussion Lady performance events by date:

JUNE 2017

June 9, 10:30 am: Rhythm Fun & More @ Decker Branch Library
June 10, 2:00 pm: Community Drum Circle @ Carbon Valley Regional Library
June 21, 9:30 am: Community Drum Circle @ outreach location in Stoneham, CO
June 27, 2:00 pm: Rhythm Fun & More @ Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
June 29, 2:00 pm: Community Drum Circle @ outreach location at Anna Gimmestad Park

JULY 2017

July 6, 10:30 am: Community Drum Circle @ Manitou Springs Library
July 26, 10:30 am: Community Drum Circle @ Palmer Lake Library
July 29, 1:00 pm: Community Drum Circle @ Centennial Park Library


September 2, Times TBD: Rhythm Fun & More @ The Taste of Colorado

SCROLL down for specifics regarding performance and host site

Community Drum Circles

Experience the magic and excitement of playing world percussion
instruments (drums, bells, shakers and scrapers) and listening to multicultural stories—
including the joyous African welcome song, "Fanga." All instruments are
provided, but feel free to bring your own. BOOM!

Hosted by the High Plains Library District

Saturday, June 10, 2:00 pm: Carbon Valley Regional Library
Wednesday, June 21, 9:30 am: Stoneham Community Center Outreach (specific location forthcoming)
Thursday, June 29, 2:00 pm: Anna Gimmestad Park Outreach (specific Greeley location forthcoming)
Saturday, July 29, 1:00 pm: Centennial Park Library
About library based-events: (scroll down)
For High Plains Library District locations and hours:

Hosted by the Pikes Peak Library District

Thursday, July 6, 10:30 am: Manitou Springs Library. For details click here.
Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 am: Palmer Lake Library. For details click here.
For Pikes Peak Library District locations and hours:

Rhythm Fun & More

Come move to the beat, create a rhythm band, sing a song (or two!), and listen to silly stories. This fun event is geared primarily for ages 4-9, but there’ll elements for younger as well as older elementary-age siblings and families. BA – DA – BOOM!

Hosted by the Denver Public Library

Friday, June 9, 10:30 am: Decker Branch Library
Tuesday, June 27, 2:00 pm: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
For Denver Public Library locations and hours:

Sponsored by Taste of Colorado

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, September 2, 2017! The Percussion Lady makes her performance debut with not one BUT two performances of her highly joyful and ever-so-loud kid/family event, Rhythm Fun & More, at this year’s Taste of Colorado during Labor Day weekend. Excited! Specific times coming soon. Check here often for updates!

General information on the 2017 Taste of Colorado:

Helen's Recommendations & Other Events of Note

SAVE THE DATE! The next Intendence Film Festival (IFF) is just around the corner: June 23-25, 2017. IFF is a community-focused event held in the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. The organizers desire to engender a festive atmosphere where both filmmakers and the film-viewing public can connect, communicate, and have a remarkable time. For more information:

Helen's Favorite Links

Check out Sondra Singer’s website for information on her performances and CD of original stories.

Christy Wessler has been my vocal coach and good friend since the fall of 2001. She's quite the show-woman!

Brian McCulley and John Crockett are my acting coaches and run a fine operation. I am so appreciative to be a part of this studio.

Susan Marie Frontczak is a fabulous storyteller, performer and coach. She has coached me through the development of the various versions of my one-woman/living history on the formative years of Golda Meir.