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Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Theatreworks at UCCS, 262-3232. $15, general admission. $5, students. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturday matinees on Oct. 16 and 23. Runs Oct. 1-24.

The Colorado Catechism by Vincent J. Cardinal at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12-$15, 444-0884. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Runs through Oct. 2.

A Few Good Men by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., through Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 10, 2 p.m.

Fourth annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $12 per show or all three shows for $27. Begins with Love! Valour! Compassion! ; Wed.-Sat., Oct. 6-9, 8 p.m, with matinee on Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Then The Eye of the Gull; Wed.-Sat., Oct. 13-16, 8 p.m, with matinee on Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

Phantom, the original musical, presented by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $22. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Runs October 8-24.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Catwife, a tale of horror that will not please cat lovers or angry husbands, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

Calamity Jane Tells Her Tale presented by the Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center, Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road. Free. Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Master Class, winner of three 1996 Tony Awards, including Best Play, in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Sat., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Les Miserables presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $18-$53. Matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 20-24.

All My Sons, written by Arthur Miller, performed by the Air Force Academy Bluebards in Arnold Hall. $6-$8, 3333-4497. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 24, 2 p.m.

Class Act, "a rollicking take on the economy," by First Strike Theatre at the Lon Chaney Theater, southwest corner of Kiowa and Weber. $5-$8, though no one turned away for lack of funds. 632-6189. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 29 through Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

Cats presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $25.50-$43. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21.


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AUDITIONS AND NOTICES

Fort Carson's School of the Arts announcing auditions. For Alky, a play about teens and alcohol, on Fri., Oct. 1, 4-6 p.m. For Babes in Toyland, a musical, on Tues., Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. For more, call Jennifer at 382-3840.

Star Bar Players is taking director proposals for Private Lives by Noel Coward. Mail to P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, 80901, or call 573-7411. Deadline: Oct. 15.

The Repertory Theater Company of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., holding auditions for its production of Scrooge!, which will run Dec. 3-19. Call 634-5583 for more.


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OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

La Carpa Aztln presents: I Don't Speak English Only, written and directed by Anthony J. Garca, presented by El Centro Su Teatro, Denver. $12-$15, 303/296-0219. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

The Beauty of Queen Leenane, by Martin McDonagh, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 30.

Eighth annual Colorado Performing Arts Festival, a weekend of free, family-friendly performances organized into hour-long segments indoors and outdoors at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Sat., Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fame -- The Musical in the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $10-$48, 800/641-1222. Through Oct. 3.

Visiting Mr. Green, the first show in the newly renovated Arvada Center Theater, Denver. $22-$28. 303/431-3939. Through Oct. 3.

Suddenly Last Summer, a one-act play by Tennessee Williams, at the Germinal Stage Denver. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Through Oct. 10.

Art, the 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Play, starring Judd Hirsh, presented by Denver Center Attractions, in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$55, 800/641-1222. Opens Oct. 12.

The Ice Fishing Play, a surreal comedy by Kevin Kling, at the Aurora Fox, Aurora. $16, 303/361-2910. Through Oct. 16.

Dearly Departed, a lively comedy about a colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $15, discounts available. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 16.

Riff Raff by Lawrence Fishburne, performed by the Shadow Theatre Company. $15. Call 303/837-9355. Fridays and Saturdays, though Oct. 16

Chicago, the "drop dead Broadway musical," in the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $10-$55, 800/641-1222. Oct. 19-24.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, by Moises Kaufman, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through Oct. 23.


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Koresh Dance Company from Philadelphia at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $10.50-$29.50. Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m.

TANGOkinesis, from Buenos Aires. At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, $15, 719/542-1211, on Thurs., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. At the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 11-13.


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OUT OF TOWN DANCE

Colorado Ballet opening its 1999-2000 season with a performance of Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, Sir Frederick Ashton's Faade and a work by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch in the Auditorium Theater, Denver. For ticket information, call 303/830-TIXS. Runs Oct. 2-10.

Women in Tap: Taps Are Talking, by choreographer Ellie Sciarra, at the Nomad Theatre, Boulder. $13.50-$15.50, 303/786-7030. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Nov. 5-14.

L7 with The Teenage Frames and Mansfields at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10-$12. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m.

Egamuffin at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5. Fri., Oct. 1, 10 p.m.

Ghetto Cherubs with Struck 8 at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. Sat., Oct. 2, 9 p.m.

Hash Brown with The New Mules at Jose Muldoons, 222 N. Tejon St., 262-9283. Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

Blind Innocence with Leer at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. Sat., Oct. 9, 9 p.m.

Richard Elliot at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $28.50. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.

The Boulevards at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Oct. 9, 9 p.m.

Christian Death at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Oct. 10, 9 p.m.

John Tesh in concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $45-$60. Mon., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Bugs Henderson at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., Oct. 15, 9 p.m.

Shades at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Oct. 16, 9 p.m.

Manowar with Six Feet Under and Last Supper at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

Kevorkian Death Cycle with Society 1 and Filth Industry at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All-ages show. $11, in advance. Sat., Oct. 16, 9 p.m.

Genitorturers with Electric Hellfire Club at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Kim Lenz and the Jaguars, one of the hottest female rockabilly singers on the circuit, at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.

Bonefarm with Sinister Creed and Mystic Rose at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $5. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.

Smack with Faceless at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.

Creed with Our Lady Peace and Oleander at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $27.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Godsmack with Jim Rose Circus and Reveille at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $18.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Jonny Lang at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $23.50. Tickets on sale Sept. 11 and are subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

O.C. Supertones with All Star United, Plankeye, and 180 at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Tues., Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

Oak Ridge Boys at the Air Force Academy. $15-$21, 333-4497. Sat., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

DRI with All Out War and Tree at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.

Leftover Salmon celebrating their new release, The Nashville Sessions, at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m.

They Might Be Giants at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $20, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.

Squeeze at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $23.75-$26.25, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

Robben Ford. At the Bluebird Theater, Denver, $15, on Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $15.75, on Sat., Oct. 9, 9 p.m. Call 303/440-7666.

The Kinsey Report at Larimer 21, Denver. $TBA, 303/296-1577. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 8-9, 9 p.m.

Tori Amos in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $33-$38, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 11.

Tom Waits at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $59-$69, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 12-13.

Live at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT 311 at the Aggie Theater, Odgen Theater and Fox Theater, Oct. 15-17.

Maceo Parker with The Funky Meters and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $23, 303/837-0360. Sat., Oct. 16, 6 p.m.

Immolation with Corruption and Mentally Murdered at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $7-$8, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Wyclef Jean and The Refuge all-Stars in the Hamilton Gymnasium at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 20.

The Pietasters with Spring Healed Jack and Pilfers at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 520-9090. All ages. Thurs., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

Rock and Rock Revival with Lesley Gore, Sam the Sham, Brian Hyland, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and Little Eva at the Pueblo Memorial Auditorium, Pueblo. $22-$40, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

John Paul Jones, bass and keyboardist for Led Zeppelin, on his first solo tour, at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 303/830-2525. Sat., Oct. 23.

Family Values Tour with Limp Bizkit, Filter, Method Man/Redman, Primus and System of a Down at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

Zap Mama at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $21, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Mission UK with Gene Love Jezebel and Mike Peters at the LoDo Music Hall, Denver. $15-$20, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 30.

The Moody Blues with The Boulder Philharmonic in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31.

Frontline Assembly with Clan of XYMOX at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17.50, 800/965-4829. Sun., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT Backstreet Boys at the new Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.50-$38.50, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

moe. at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15, 303/786-7030. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 12-13, 7 p.m.

Hot Tuna at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4829. Sun., Dec. 5, 9 p.m..

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

County Cork with Brendan's Irish Dancers at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9246. Sat., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Inca Son, performing traditional music from Latin America, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Free preview of evening concert at 11 a.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.; $10; tickets available at Worner Center. Thurs., Oct. 7.

Black Rose, the group that inspired the Black Rose Acoustic Society, at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.

E-Town with Patti Larkin at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Lucinda Williams with The Bottlerockets at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $29, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Omar Faruk Teklibek at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/786-7030. Sun., Oct. 24, 9 p.m.


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JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

Southern Gospel Concert featuring Down East and the Kings Messengers Quartet at the Friendship Assembly of God, 3685 Bloomington, 574-3155. Thurs., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

21st annual Summit Jazz offering traditional jazz in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver. $25-$90, 303/674-4190. Four sessions: Fri., Oct. 1, 7-12 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bill Frisell's New Quartet at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $18-$22.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Mon., Oct. 4, 5 p.m., Paul Warbuton Trio. Tues., Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m., Julie Monley Quartet.

Al Di Meola at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $25-$32.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m.

Hazel Miller at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Tues., Oct. 19, 7:30-11:30 p.m.


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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Superman and Supermen by the Colorado Springs Symphony with guest conductor Lucas Richman at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Performing Daugherty's Oh, Lois!, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. $8-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m.

I Love Piano, the opening of the Pueblo Symphony 1999-2000 season, featuring Australian pianist Bernard Walz, at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Hall. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Diane Bish, "First Lady of the Organ," in concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $13. Sat., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet opening its 1999/2000 season with a performance of Shostakovich, Loeffler and Beethoven in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $16-$20. Season tickets available for $60-$70. Sat., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.


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MUSIC news

The Friends of KCME presenting Dr. Jack Shuttleworth of the Air Force Academy Faculty on "Who Wrote Shakespeare," at the KCME station, 1921 N. Weber St. Call 685-5285 for more. Tues., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Baxter Black Live on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-3, 7 p.m.

The Best of the Great Pikes Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-3, 7 p.m.

Black Beat, a magazine-style program on Colorado Springs' African American community, on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-31, 9 p.m.

Gold Camp Film Festival, featuring more than 15 classic Western movies spanning 50 years, in Cripple Creek and Victor. Includes Tombstone, Conagher, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Unforgiven, City Slickers, and Buffalo Soldiers. 578-0906 Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-3.

Tarnished Divas: The Image of Women in Films of the Third Reich, a series of seven German films at Colorado College's Max Kade Theater, corner of Cascade Ave. and Cache La Poudre St. Tues. Tues., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: Die goldene Stadt, about Anna, the daughter of a rich farmer, who dreams of the golden city, Prague. Free.

22nd Denver International Film Festival sponsored by the Denver Film Society, 303/321-FILM (3456). Offering 120 films and many film makers will be present. Screenings: $7.50. Other packages available for the opening and closing night partys. Visit www.denverfilm.org for more. Oct. 7-14.

Women Writers Retreat designed for 8 currently unpublished women who love to write. $149, 262-0810. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 2-3.

Western Heritage Days, an expanded version of the Pikes Peak Library's Cowboy Poetry Gathering, featuring a number of free programs at branch libraries on the West. At the Penrose Library: Cowboy Poetry Open Mike. Also includes: a Range and Ranch Supper Show, $20, at the East Library on Fri., Oct. 1, 6 p.m.; David Wilkie and "Cowboy Celtic," $18, at the Colorado Music Hall on Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. See Special Events section for more. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1201 for more.

The Travel Group discussing My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel at the Citadel Barnes and Noble. Wed., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Mary Jo Salter reading from her recent book in Colorado College's Gates Common Room. Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Great Books Discussions at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Discussing Great Speeches by Abraham Lincoln. Thurs., Oct. 14, 6:45-9 p.m.

Better Book Sale at the Old Colorado City Branch on Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jillian Lund reading and signing Way Out West Lives a Coyote Named Frank at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sat., Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

Sandy Butler, author of Train Your Dog in One Hour, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Watch her in action as she trains a dog on the spot. Sat., Oct. 16, 1 p.m.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry at The Warehouse, 26 W. Cimarron St., 447-9039. Poets and listeners welcome. Tues., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Women Playwriters' Festival accepting new, unproduced scripts from Colorado women. Full-length and one-act plays accepted. Send script and SASE to: CWPF, c/o Industrial Arts Festival, P.O. Box 40066, Denver, CO, 80204-0066. Deadline: Oct. 31.

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GALLERIES & ART SHOWS

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Scenes Around the Springs, an exhibit by Richard Williams, through Oct. 30. Artist demonstration on Sat., Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring The Once and Future Queen, a mixed media exhibit by Denver artist and former gallery member Sheila Olson, through Oct. 10. Opening reception on Fri., Oct. 1, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. FOCUS: 24 Hours in the Pikes Peak Region, an exhibit of the photographs taken between noon July 24 and noon July 25, through Oct. 16.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century offering an exhibit on the BAA and the CSFAC School of Art through Oct. 17. Efectos del Pas: Hispanic Weaving of Colorado and New Mexico through Oct. 31. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, through Nov. 28. Master Drawings: 700 Years of Inspiration from the Worcester Art Museum, through Nov. 28.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Quilts and Woodworking, Oct. 2 through Nov. 13.

Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue at Acoma Street in downtown Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums featuring works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, and Cassatt in the largest presentation of European impressionists ever shown in the Rocky mountain region. Oct. 2 through Dec. 12.

Gallery at Premier Vision, 4280 N. Academy Blvd., 264-6411. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local Color, the work of twenty-five local artists watercolor, block print, colored pencil, jewelry and photography. Show runs through Dec. 30.

Human Touch Gallery, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, except Tuesdays. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring visionary clay sculptures by Julie and Joshanna of Fire in Belly, through Oct. 30.

Manitou Springs Fine Art Castings and Gallery, 1136 Manitou Ave., 685-1588. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring new works by several regional and local artists.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring A Visual Symphony, an exhibit by the Chromatic Edge, watercolor artists who have interpreted musical selections with a variety of painted work. Free viewings on Saturdays, Oct. 9 and 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring its annual faculty art show, through Oct. 26.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Open: Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery Glenda Kleinsasser and Jamie Howard, thru October 30.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Tracy Felix: Landscape Paintings in the King Gallery, through Oct. 30. The Wild West: Photographs of David Levinthal in the Third Floor Foyer Gallery, through Oct. 30. Oil Painters of America in the Hoag and Regional Galleries, through Nov. 13. Impressions of the Southwest, an exhibit showcasing the work of 34 regional artists, in the White Gallery, through Nov. 6.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring the work of Lindsay Ray in conjunction with the production of The Colorado Catechism. Through Oct. 2.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Blue Streak, a diverse showing of all blue work by The Mothers, a group of women artists who focus on experimental work. Through Oct. 31. Second reception with the artists on Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m.


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ART ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

Call for entries for the 1999 Fall Festival of Fine Art by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Seeking 2- and 3-dimensional work. Deadline: Oct. 1. Call 481-0475 for more. Reception: Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m.

John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union Ave., 719/545-8407. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in the Union Avenue Historic District on Fri., Oct. 1, 5-9 p.m.

First Friday, a "mindfully soul experience" for professionals, artists and friends to network and communicate in an atmosphere "trimmed with music, art and expression," at the Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron, 475-8880. $6, includes buffet and entertainment. Fri., Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m.

26th annual Christmas Crafts Fair by the Palmer Lake Art Group, composed of over 80 members, at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, off of Exit 161 on I-25. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lake art student scholarships. Sat., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gallery Discussion with Mike Cellan at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Wed., Oct. 6, noon.

Public Sculpture talk by David Turner, director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $3. Wed., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

Portrait painting and drawing from a live model at the Colorado Springs Police Department, S. Nevada at Rio Grande. Call Dick 473-8563 for info. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.


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ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Diane Bish, the host of public broadcasting's "The Joy of Music" and internationally renown organist, and a review of the the CSSO's Oct. 1 performance. Sat., Oct. 2, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Oct. 5, 10:30 p.m. Also, "Behind the Baton," the interviews with the candidates for the position of music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony; on Sept. 30, Lucas Richman.,

Circus Chimera, an "animal-free circus," a one-ring show under a big blue top in The Citadel mall parking lot. $6-$14, 888/ONE-RING. Thurs., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 1, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Western gala to benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame as part of the Gold Camp Film Festival in Cripple Creek, featuring Lee Horsely. Call 686-9249. Sat., Oct. 2, 7-10 p.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop and free luncheon sponsored by the American Cancer Society at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood St., Pueblo. For reservations, call 560-5851. Sat., Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Third annual Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, a Bavarian-style festival in Woodland Park, offering German foods, dancing, bands, beer and a German market. Admission: $2.50-$3. 687-9885. Fri., Oct. 1, 5-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, noon to 11 p.m.

Libertarian Party's second annual Awards Banquet featuring Vin Suprynowicz, nationally syndicated columnist and author of Send in the Waco Killers, a compilation of essays on the freedom movement, at the Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs-World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $40; call 596-6799 for reservations. Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999

14th annual Oktoberfest 99 on two consecutive weekends in October at the Penrose Equestrian Center's Indoor Arena, 1045 W. Rio Grande Ave., 520-SPUR. Offering food, entertainment, an arts and crafts fair, and of course, beer. $5. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 1-9, 5 p.m. to midnight.

Western Heritage Days, an expanded version of the Pikes Peak Library's Cowboy Poetry Gathering, featuring a number of free programs at branch libraries on the West. At the East Library and Information Center: "The Trail Drover and His Regalia" by Sky Shivers and cowdog Miss Kitty on Sat., Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.; "Pioneer Foods" on the tools used to prepare prairie plants and varmints on Sat., Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m.; "The Brindle Cow: A Storytelling Workshop" by Sky Shivers on Mon., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.; "Booger Red," a fast-paced musical history of a young cowboy and his sweetheart for the family on Tues., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. "A Day in the Life of a Homesteader's Kid" on toys, tools, clothing and the daily culture of late 19th century kids on Wed., Oct. 6, 1 p.m.; At the Penrose Library: Cowboy Poetry Open Mike; and "Kilts in the West: Scottish Influence in Western America" by performer Maggie May Sharp. Also includes: a Range and Ranch Supper Show, $20, at the East Library on Fri., Oct. 1, 6 p.m.; David Wilkie and "Cowboy Celtic," $18, at the Colorado Music Hall on Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1201 for more.

Classic Car, Hot Rod and Motorcycle Poker Rally to benefit Easter Seals. Vehicles leave from Frankie's Bar and travel to six hotels in town, receiving a playing card at each stop. Six best poker hands at the end of the day win a night in one of the hotels. Call 574-9002 for more information. Wed., Oct. 6, 5 p.m.

A Salute to the Arts and Our Western Heritage, an unusual and upscale party in the Indoor Arena at the Penrose Equestrian Center. Features 16 national artists exhibiting their work, one-of-a-kind exhibits by the Pioneers Museum and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, demonstrations by potter Ed Clift as well as a mechanical horse, old-fashioned photos, and a trick roper. Dinner, dancing and live auction, too. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation. $25-$30, 578-3366. Thurs., Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m.

A Festival of Champions, an inclusive family event featuring tours of the Olympic Training Center, meetings with athletes, a silent auction and light supper. Proceeds benefit PEAK Parent Center's efforts to create new possibilities for children with disabilities. $5-$7, 531-9400. Sun., Oct. 10, 5-8 p.m.

5K Walk for Our Angels, a family event, to benefit the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Spinal Muscular Atrophy at Monument Valley Park. Sun., Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Roundtables, informal discussion groups for women entrepreneurs, sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners, at the Old Town Guest House, 115 S. 26th St. $15-$20, includes luncheon catered by the Picnic Basket. For reservations, call 527-5082. Thurs., Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

23rd annual Southern Colorado Economic Empowerment Breakfast, a method for small vendors and suppliers to link up with large businesses, with speaker Patricia Barela Rivera of the Small Business Administration, at the Antler's Adams Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$20; call 575-4325 for reservations. Fri., Oct. 15, 7-10 a.m.

Metaphysical Celebration at the Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Daily admission, $4. Fri., Oct. 15, 1-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 16-17, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Seventh annual "Best of the Southern Hemisphere" Wine Tasting to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Southern Colorado at The Broadmoor hotel Lake Terrace Ballroom. $35-$40, 520-5711. Fri., Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m.

Self-guided Solar Homes Tours sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. Manitou Springs Tour and Colorado Springs/Monument/Blackforest Tour. Maps, $5. Call 685-5089 for more. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pacific Island Enchantment, the third annual luau presented by the Famagu'on Natibu Guam, Pacific Cultural Dancers, at the Disabled American Veterans Chaper 26, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. $7.50-$15; 390-8862. Sat., Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Penn and Teller bringing their off-beat magic to the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $30-$33, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 30.

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STUFF FOR KIDS

1999 Kids Fall Series, a free cross country experience for kids. Toddler Trot, 25-50 yards. Preschool Prance, 0.25 mile. School-age Sprint, 1-1.5 miles. First in series in North Monument Valley Park. Sun., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. Visit www.pprrun.org for more.

Let's Go Hiking at Fountain Creek Nature Center. For children accompanied by an adult. Free, but reservations required, 520-6745. Wed., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

22nd annual Children's Playhouse Series opening with The Little Mermaid at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Kids' Climb Time at the Sport Climbing Center, 4650 Northpark Drive, 260-1050. Offering belayed supervision for kids at least 6 years old. Parents need not be present. $15, includes harness. Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations required by Wednesday.

Children's Museum in The Citadel mall offering a number of exhibits. Inside-Out House, a collaboration with Home Depot, through Jan. 16. Dinosight!, a robotic dinosaur adventure, through Jan. 16. $2.50-$3 admission. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m.

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STUFF FOR SENIORS

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. Fall/winter flu shots on Mon., Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hearing Your World? on Mon., Oct. 4, 10 a.m. What is Psychotherapy on Wed., Oct. 6, 1-2 p.m. Cultural Encounter, a slide show of mountain splendors, on Fri., Oct. 8, 1-2:30 p.m.

Fall Arts and Crafts Bazaar at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, 520-6471. Sat., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cut the Clutter, a series of classes for all pack rats, at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. One class specifically designed for seniors. Call 444-7340.

Blazer Ski Club holding a beginning of season party at the Valley High Golf Course Clubhouse. Prospective members are invited to come. Information will be available on the 1999-2000 ski trips and other activities planned. For more, call 597-5164 or 633-7859. Sat., Oct. 2, 6 p.m.

Grand Prix Half-Marathon and Half-Marathon Relay, the fifth leg of the Colorado Springs Grand Prix of Running, beginning at the Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium. Pre-register in person at the Runner's Roost, 107 E. Bijou St. Sun., Oct. 3, 7:30 a.m.

Fall Cross Country Series 1999 sponsored by the Pikes Peak Road Runners. First in the series in North Monument Valley Park. Sun., Oct. 3, 2 p.m. Visit www.pprrun.org for more.

Mountain biking on the Santa Fe Trail. Easy 12-mile tour. Reservations, 520-6387. Sat., Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.


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SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 477-2100. Vs. Michigan State University: Sat., Oct. 9, 7:35 p.m. Vs. Wilfrid Laurier University: Sat., Oct. 16, 7:35 p.m.

Air Force Falcons Football home games in the Air Force Falcon Stadium. $20-$56, 472-1895. Season tickets and family plans available. Versus Utah in a MWC game on Sat., Oct. 16. Versus the Army on Military Appreciation Day on Sat., Nov. 6. Versus UNLV in a MWC game on Sat., Nov. 13.

The World of the Wapiti (Elk) at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Wapiti watches on Oct. 2 and 9, 6-8 p.m.; $2 entrance fee. In-depth seminar on Sun., Oct. 3, noon to 8 p.m.; $20-$25. Call 719/748-3253.

Controlling Your Bugs -- The Natural Way at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Free. Call 578-7088 to reserve a space. Thurs., Oct. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.

Meadow Mountain Walks visiting Mission Wolf Sanctuary near Westcliffe. $10 donation requested. Sat., Oct. 9, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a moderate hike up Falcon Trail on Sat., Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

The World of Weasels and Their Kin at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required, 520-6387. Sat., Oct. 9, 1-2 p.m.

Trails and Open Space Coalition sponsoring hikes on private property in Red Rock Canyon on Saturdays and Sundays to raise public support for the purchase of the property. The 2.5 hour hike is moderate to strenuous. Bring water and rain gear. Call 578-9155 for more. Saturdays at 9 a.m. Sundays at 1 p.m., through Oct. 10.


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GARDENING

Pikes Peak Farmers Market. On Saturdays, in Old Colorado City, at 24th St., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ending Oct. 2. On Saturdays at Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., ending Oct. 2. On Mondays in Acacia Park downtown, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ending Oct. 4. On Thursdays in Memorial Park at Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ending Oct. 7.

Annual benefit trail ride for the Pikes Peak Theraeuptic Riding Center, 6325 Sorpresa Lane. Three-hour cross-country ride begins at 10 a.m. $50 in donations needed to ride. Sat., Oct. 2.

Managing arthritis pain, a seminar at the Penrose Cancer Center, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. $2.50-$5, 520-5711. Sat., Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m.

Flu shots offered at the following locations. Walmart on S. 8th, Fri., Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Road, on Sat., Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chapel Hill Mall on Sun., Oct. 3, 1-4 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Initiatives Teens to Twenties, a support group for people in their teens or early 20s who have been diagnosed with a depressive illness, meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa St. Call 477-1515 for more information. Next meeting: Wed., Oct. 6.

American Medical Response offering CPR certification classes. $10 deposit will be refunded upon completion of the class. Sat., Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 19, 6-10 p.m.

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure disorder support group meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Call 636-0009 for more. Next meeting: Oct. 20.

Man to Man, a program offering men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer the chance to talk with a prostate cancer survivor. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call 636-5101

The Post Polio Syndrome Support Group meeting on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Next meeting: Oct. 9

Family Caregiver Support Group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon St. Call 266-8773 for more information. Next meeting: Oct. 12.

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure disorder support group meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Call 636-0009 for more. Next meeting: Oct. 16

Rocky Mountain Stroke Club meeting every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., 574-9002.

Scleroderma support group for those suffering from this complex and puzzling disease, which often takes years to diagnose. Symptoms include the inexplicable firming of the skin on the hands and unexplained swelling or itching. Most sufferers are women between 25 and 55 years old. Call 531-9397 for more.

Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful launching a citywide cleanup effort at Monument Valley Park Formal Gardens at Bijou and West View Place on Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. Seeking volunteers 16 and over. Call 577-9111 for more.

Fall Flea Market Fundraiser sponsored by the Housing Advocacy Coalition in the northeast corner of the Montgomery Wards parking lot, Bijou and Parkside. Vendor spaces available for $5-$10. Donations accepted. Call 634-0738 for more. Sat., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Animal Defense Sale at 1225 Babcock Road with a large assortment of items. Proceed benefit the RMAD. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 3.

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