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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Silk Impressions, an exhibit of silk relief paintings by Marilyn Kirkman, through March, with the artist in the gallery on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 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 an exhibit of the Bridge Gallery members, with the theme "Green." Opening reception: Fri., March 17, 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. Featuring Wnderkind, an exhibit of 11 young artists selected from area high schools, through April 1.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. On the Wall, A Clay Invitational, by 14 exhibiting artists, through April 16.

Colorado Springs Art Guild opening a new exhibit at First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., 630-1611. There will be an opening reception on Fri., March 17, 4-6 p.m.

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. From Tradition to Mainstream: Prints by Native American Artists of the 1970s and 1980s, through March 12. Colorado 2000: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, through April 23. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, through June 18. Collector's Choice: Annual Art Auction Exhibition, an exhibition and silent auction of regional contemporary work, opens March 17.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. John & Sarah: A Family's Journey to Freedom, an installation and photography exhibit that explores the history of Curtis Reaves' ancestors, from slavery and beyond, through April 7.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Spectrum, an exhibit by the Pottery Co-op, through March 28.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring the abstract oil paintings of Linda Tasch, through April 15.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Featuring Watermedia 2000, an exhibit of the work of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, featuring over 60 artists, through March 24.

Pasta di Solazzi, 1625 W. Uintah St., 577-0080. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring works by Michael Cellan, through April 11.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Ashes: Art and the Holocaust, through March 24.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring Watercolor, 2000, an exhibit of the work Don Van Horn, Jo Gaston and Susan Hinton. Also Shadow, a photography exhibit of members Circle of Confusion, through April 16.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the work of the 13 founding members of the newly formed Pikes Peak Pastel Society, through April 30.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Mnage - Ten, an exhibit of the work of 10 resident artists, through March 31.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Making Sense Stop, an exhibit of oils by Larry Scott, photography and mixed media by Ryan Spencer, and watercolors by Don Willis, through April 30.


Bulletin Board

announcementsOnline chat with Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue about all things dog every third Monday of the month at www.coloradosprings.com. Next chat session: Mon., March 20, 7-8 p.m.

Contest to name Penrose Equestrian Center, a.k.a. Penrose Stadium, the Penrose Stadium and Equestrian Center, the Equestrian Center. Contest will run through March 24, with the final name being announced on April 1. Send your suggestion with your name and phone number to the center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 80906, or fax it to 578-1415.

Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce inviting area businesses to participate in the sixth annual expo at the Broadmoor. For information on "Zing into Spring," to be held on May 17, call Jennifer at 575-4313.

arts events and classes Family Day, based on the theme of narratives and illustrations in which families can create illustrated stories to bring home, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, behind the scenes with Opera Theatre of the Rockies' production of Douglas Moore's Ballad of Baby Doe, to be performed in Armstrong Hall March 24-26, and a review of Signature 2000, Colorado College's faculty dance concert. Sat., March 18, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., March 21, 10:30 p.m.

Basic Calligraphy Workshop at Sky Studio in Old Colorado City. $40.00, includes all supplies. Call 685-3094. Sun., March 26, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Music History (and a whole lot more) offered by the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative taught by David Sckolnik. Meeting on Mondays, beginning March 27. Call 633-9373 for more.

Physical Comedy workshops, a series of four classes on the creation of comic sketches, offered by Jim Jackson at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Acting, comedy and performance experience helpful. Mondays, April 3-24, 7-9 p.m.

Behind the Baton, a series of interviews with the candidates for the position of music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony; on Thurs., March 30, an interview with Alasdair Neale, associate conductor for the San Francisco Symphony, who will be conducting the CSSO on March 31 through April 2.

The Physics Classical Rock and Roll Orchestra presenting music, along with some history, as part of the Summit Lecture Series in UCCS's Overlook Caf, 262-3450. Tues., April 4, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

arts notices Chamber Orchestra of the Springs conducted by Thomas Wilson holding auditions for trombone, violin, viola, cello and bass. Call 520-1893 for more information.

Open studio figure study in any medium at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th Street. $5/session. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-1899.

Entropy, a new performance ensemble with a penchant for improvisation, holding auditions. Artists schooled in post-modern and avant garde art forms encouraged to apply. Call 634-5429 for more.

Call for entries for Seeding Limited, a garden art show at the Business of Art Center, 531 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Entry fee: $7 per piece; maximum of three pieces. Opens April 15.

Call for entries for Illumination, the theme for the Commonwheel Artists' Spring Thaw Show. Community artists may interpret the theme and participate in this non-juried, open show. All media eligible. $3 entry fee for Commonwheel members, $5 for non-members, 685-1008. Limit 3 pieces. Deliver works to the Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Deadline: March 28.

Call for entries for Body Packaging: The Third Millennium, a live-art ramp show with the theme of the journey of th human body into the next millenium, stimulated by science, technology and aesthetics and pure vanity. Deadline for preliminary sketches and entry form: April 1. Call 481-8205 or 495-9631 for more.

Call for entries for Pressure, the third biennial Contemporary Print Exhibition featuring works from Colorado and the seven contiguous states. $20 entry fee, $15 for Business of Art Center members, 685-1861. Send slides, entry form and fee to Pressure, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Deadline: April 7.

Call for entries for Body of Evidence, a 2- and 3-D show honoring the human form at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Juried by David Turner, director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Exhibit: June 2 through July 17. Slides due: April 14. Call 481-0475 for more.

Call for entries for Holding My Heart, a "survivors' show" co-sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and the El Paso County Mental Health Interdisciplinary Committee to be held in July. If you are a survivor of trauma or mental, sexual, or physical abuse, please submit your work by May 15. Call 495-6852 or 481-2098 for more.

clubs & organizations Rocky Mountain Inventors and Entrepreneurs Congress meeting at Pikes Peak Community College's Centennial Campus, in Room 211 of the Student Life Building. Call 303/697-4720. $7. Thurs., March 16, 6:30 p.m.

NetCoRe, the gay and lesbian business and professionals networking group, holding their March meeting at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. To RSVP, call 576-2371. Mon., March 20, 5-7 p.m.

Executive Women's Golf Association beginning its 2000 membership drive for women golfers seeking more golf and networking opportunities in the Garden Room at the Garden of the Gods Club. $15-$20, 487-8854. Thurs., April 6, 5:50-8:30 p.m.

Forums & discussionsHow You Can Close the Pay Gap Forum sponsored by 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Call 800/522-0925 for reservations. Thurs., March 23, 6-8 p.m.

health & healingOpen House for Brain Awareness Week, offering up-to-date information brain research. Sponsored by the Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association of Colorado Springs, at 2205 Southgate Road. 477-1515. Thurs., March 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free health classes offered at Metro Health Services, 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 101, at 6:45 p.m. "Essentials for Nutrition" on Thurs., March 16. "Cyber Injuries ... Real Pain" on Mon., March 20. Call 594-0071 for reservations.

Alzheimer's Support Group Meeting with Colorado University Aging Center Director Dan Segal, discussing the center and new medications for people with memory-related disorders, at the Alterra Clare Bridge, 2850 N. Academy Blvd. Call 637-0877 to register. Thurs., March 23, 7-8 p.m.

Arthritis Foundation offering a doc-on-call for those with questions on Tues., March 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 800/475-6447.

Kids Camp, a weekend for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one, sponsored by Prospect Home Care Hospice. Pre-registration required, 687-0549. Sat.-Sun., May 10-11.

Politics & civic activismCandidate Forum for the contested County Commissioner seats sponsored by the Committee for Responsible County Government at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Thurs., March 16, 4:30-6 p.m.

Housing Advocacy Coalition holding its annual membership meeting at the First Congregational Church, 27 E. St. Vrain St. Featuring housing advocates from Denver on their successes. Reservations needed for lunch; call 634-0738. Sat., March 18, noon to 3 p.m.

Democratic Women's Club of El Paso County holding its monthly meeting at the Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St., 473-3662. Featured speaker: a representative of Chin Up! on its activities for Child Abuse Awareness Month in April. Sat., March 18, 9 a.m.

senior programs & activitiesColorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., presenting "Learning Unlimited," a program offering a university classroom experience to the Senior Center. On Wednesdays, through May 10, the course "Millennial Thinking"; $1 donation per week. Call 385-5933 to register. Also offering income tax assistance on Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.; offering individual health insurance counseling on Mon., March 20, 1-3 p.m. And Senior Day at the Capital, $7, on Wed., March 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

volunteer opportunities Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site seeking volunteers for living history, tours, etc. One-hour orientations on Wed., March 15, noon to 1 p.m., or Sat., March 18, 9-10 a.m. Call 578-6777 to register.

Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue is in critical need of a number of volunteers in order to continue its dog rescue work of rescuing shelter dogs. Seeking an adoption coordinator, an events coordinator, a self-foster coordinator and more. Call 260-0818 for more information.

Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region offering a clearinghouse of opportunities, from tutoring others with ESL or GED lessons to assisting with recreational activities at nursing homes to working with teens or children. One-time events also need volunteers for those who are short on time. Call 575-4345 for more.

Children of El Paso County need you. Help break the cycle of abuse by providing child care for infants and preschoolers while mothers attend a support group for substance abuse. Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Call Karen at the Health Department for more information: 578-3278.


Film & Video

Rhapsody in Blue, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Dark Passage, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Movie Nights at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Monty Python Movie Night on Tues., March 21. Sci-Fi Movie Night on Wed., March 29. Free. Over-21 only.

Love and Death on Long Island starring John Hurt and Jason Priestly at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Third annual Western Celebration of the 72nd Academy Awards presented by the Colorado Springs Film Commission at the Sheraton Colorado Springs, 2886 South Circle Drive. Western movie attire for costume contest. Pre-party: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Pasta bar and live telecast of the Awards Ceremony: 7 p.m. $12. 635-7506. Sun., March 26.

Twelve Angry Men, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., March 28, 7:30 p.m.


Lectures & learning

High Seas and African Adventure, a slide show by sailor Susan Beharriell at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., March 16, 8 p.m.

SAT Strategy Session in the Colorado Springs area sponsored by the Princeton Review on Wed., March 15, 7-8 p.m.; free, call 303/939-9100 to register. Also a SAT practice exam on Sat., March 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; call 800/2REVIEW to register.

Honey Bee Disease Workshop at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., March 18, 9-11:30 a.m.

Coffee Lovers Seminar sponsored by Starbucks, 134 N. Tejon St., 447-0680. Sat., March 18, 1 p.m.

Colorado Wildlife, exploring the incredible diversity of area wildlife, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 18, 1-2 p.m.

Photography in the Garden -- The Dance of Light by photographer Debbie Yarra at the Garden of the Gods Visitors Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666. Free. Sun., March 19. Call for time.

The Excavation of a Neolithic Site in Jordan sponsored by the Colorado Archaelogical Society at the Falcon Substation of the CSPD, 7850 Goddard St., 633-2591. Tues., March 21, 7 p.m.

Managing Your Investments with Lower Risk hosted by First Union Securities at the LeBaron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Thurs., March 23, 1 p.m.

Going for the Gold: Mining in Colorado as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., March 23, 7 p.m.

Climbing in Baffin Island and Madagascar, a slide show by Mike Libecki at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., March 23, 8 p.m.

Manitou Springs History Speakers Series presenting "The Old Cliff House" at the Manitou Springs Elementary School auditorium, 701 Dulco. Call 685-5089 for more. Sun., March 26, 3 p.m.

Stamping Through the Millennium, an entertaining look at the history of science and math illustrated by postage stamps around the world, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., March 30, 11 a.m.


Literary Events

Epimethian Press Book Sale, and learn more about their books-for-prisoners program, at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. All books: $1. Call 475-8059 for more. Sun., March 19, 11:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Penwomen, the nation's largest organization of professional women writers, artists and composers, presenting Barbara Birch, a professional story teller and author, meeting at the County Line Restauarant, 3350 N. Chestnut St. Sat., March 19, 11:30 a.m.

Spirituality and Life Book Club led by spiritual director Ed Erbe at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Discussing Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1. Open to people of all faiths. Tues., March 21, 7 p.m.

Gale Male Fiction Book Club discussing Billy Budd by Herman Melville on Wed., March 22, 7 p.m. Call Paul at 634-3731 for more.

In Like a Line, Out Like an Iamb, the next Bare-Knuckle Poetry open mike featuring Stacy Dyson, the Imagination Celebration's Poet Laureate. at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Readers and listeners are welcome to this free event. Call 447-9039 for more information, or visit http://home.earthlink.net/~bknuckles. Tues., March 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Pikes Peak Book Fair, co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Pikes Peak Library District, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. One day: $3. Both days: $5. Receive a discount with your library card. Fri., April 7, 4-9 p.m. Sat., April 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Denver author John Dunning will make a presentation Saturday morning. For information, call 473-8175.

Jim Harrison, poet, film writer and novelist, speaking in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. A book signing will follow. Free. Mon., March 27, 7:30 p.m.

The Fiction Book Group discussing The Hours by Michael Cunniham at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., March 27, 7 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie Group discussing A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving, which was made into Simon Birch, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Tues., March 28, 7 p.m.

The Women's Spirit Book Group meeting at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Call for this month's selection. Wed., March 29, 6 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group discussing Booker Prize winner Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Wed., March 29, 7 p.m.

Where the Sidewalk Ends -- A Tribute to Shel Silverstein, part of the Pikes Peak Library District's Second Sundays program, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent. Locals will read from the works of the late poet. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1201. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Sun., April 9, 2-3 p.m.

Poetry contest, open to all, sponsored by the International Library of Poetry. Free. Send ONE original poem, any subject or style, to the International Library of Poetry, Suite 19908, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Deadline April 30.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & countryThe Colorado Guitar Duo featuring Jim Bosse and Woody Colahan at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Sat., March 18, 7 p.m.

Rowan, a Celtic folk music band. On Wed., March 22, 7:30 p.m.: at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. On Fri., March 24, 7:30 p.m.: at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road, $1-$2, 590-8395.

The American Music Series at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring John McEuen & Jim Ibbotson on Mon., March 20, 7 p.m.; Sons of the San Joaquin on Fri., April 21, 7 p.m.; Waddie Mitchell & Bryan Bowers on Mon., May 8, 7 p.m. $18 each, 444-0884.

classicalSt. Patty's Day Ceili (Party) as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 17-18, 8 p.m.

The Clan of the Celtic Chords II as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Family Classics at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Sun., March 19, 2:30 p.m.

Flutist Alexa Still performing the Jerome Moross Concerto for Flute and Strings, which has been arranged especially for her, at the Coronado High School Theater. Master classes will be offered as well. Call 576-2654. Tues., March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Copeland Birthday Salute as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Classical Masterworks series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 31 and April 1, 8 p.m. Sun., April 2, 2:30 p.m.

miscellaneousFour Shadow, a "slightly irregular" a capella group, at UCCS's Overlook Caf, 262-3450. Mon., March 20, 6:30 p.m.

Sweet Adelines annual regional competition, featuring over 800 female barbershop singers from five state, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Quartet competition on Fri., March 24, 5 p.m.; chorus competition on Sat., March 25, noon; $7-$10. Show of champions on Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.; $8-$15. Call 520-7469 for ticket information.

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Technical Sergeant Noelle Little on clarinet and Technical Sergeant Randal Schneider on trombone and euphorium at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., March 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sat., April 15, 7:30 p.m.

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rock, pop & blues

Bugs Henderson and the Shuffle Kings at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $10. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

Looks Like Me with Spread13 with Martyrs and Poets at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $5. www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. All ages. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

Slow Rush with Sucker at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Presented by KILO. $4.94. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m

Home Grown with Amazing Crowns at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., March 19, 8 p.m.

Filth Industry with Hazy Swirl and 9 Foot Leprechaun at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA. Fri., March 24, 9 p.m.

Shadow Keep with Mystic 7 and Darkball at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m

Pomeroy with Yo, Flaco at the Ritz Grille, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Fri.-Sat., March 24-25, 9 p.m.

John Mayall and The Blues Breakers with Rikki Dee Hall and The VooDoo Hawks at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $13-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., March 28, 8 p.m.

Shakedown Street at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $5. All ages. Sat., March 31, 8 p.m.

Nashville Pussy and The Donnas with The Smugglers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8-$10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., April 1, 8 p.m.

The Reverand Horton Heat at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Date changed to: Mon., April 3, 8 p.m.

Dirty Rotten Imbiciles at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., April 6, 7 p.m.

Dio at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $20, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., April 7, 8 p.m.

PsychoKitten at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., April 8, 8 p.m.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, lead vocalist for the Refreshments with the lead guitarist from the Gin Blossoms, in an encore performance at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road, 597-2900. $6. Sat., April 8, 8 p.m.

Danzig with Division of Disorder and Six Feet Under at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Presented by KILO. $19.43. Sat., April 11, 7 p.m.

Derek Trucks Band with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks and Leaving the Trees at Castaways Theater, 103/107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $12.50-$15, 685-3300. Mon., April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Staind with Filth Industry at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Postponed to: May 23.


Performances

ComedyGallagher at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $22-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri., April 7, 8 p.m.

Alonzo Bodden, who's toured with Tommy Davidson, at UCCS's Overlook Caf, 262-3450. Fri., April 28, 7 p.m.

DanceIrish Dance Performances all over the city in honor of St. Patrick's Day. To name a few: At the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute, at 10:45 a.m. At North Middle School at 12:15 p.m. At the Golden Bee tent at 6 p.m. At The Bridge, 2492 International, at 3:30 p.m. Fri., March 17.

The Colorado Jazz Dance Company at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $13-$15, 634-5583. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m.

Scheherazade, Les Syphedes ... and other dances, a dance concert by the Rocky Mountain Dance Ensemble, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $8-$10, recommended for all ages. Call 473-1770. Fri., March 24, 7 p.m.

Sheikhani Mid-East Dance Troupe at Piazza Restaurant, 4767 N. Carefree Circle. Free Admission, but come have dinner! Call 495-2389 for information. Sat., March 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

Universal Ballet in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Thurs., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous####new Shadowed Gender, a coffeehouse showcasing the African-American woman experience sponsored by O'hoho at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Features food, music, poetry, art and dance by women and men to celebrate the history and strength of black women. Call 520-1472 for more. Sat., March 25, 6 p.m.

OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe, an opera about a Colorado legend, by the Opera Theater of the Rockies in Colorado College's Armstrong Hall, 25 E. Cache la Poudre. $20-$30; for tickets, call 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 24-25, 7:30 p.m. Sun., March 26, 3 p.m.

Theater The Woman in Black, a ghost story presented by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater. $10-$12; call 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., March 24 through April 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., April 2, 2 p.m.

Cabarat, the musical by Kander and Ebb, by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $ TBA. For more, call 444-0884. Opens March 31.

Murder Most Fowl by the new Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $33-$35, 685-3300. Fri.-Sat., through April 8, 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner, 8 p.m. show.

Rent at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30.50-$53, 520-SHOW. Tues.-Sun., April 11-16.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Disappearance, a mystery about the price of making the wrong mistakes, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m.


Recreation

Adult recreationColorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., March 17-18, 7:05 p.m.: against Fresno.

Adult Volleyball and Softball Leagues taking registrations through March 10. Leagues play at various facilities around the city. For more, call 385-5981.

March Moon Hike along the trails at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Fri., March 17, 7:30-9 p.m.

Hike with the Hounds at Black Forest, a hike with your pooch along the trails of the Black Forest Regional Park. Leashes and reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 18, 9:30-11 a.m.

Springs of Manitou and West Intemann Trail, historic walking/hiking tour of the natural springs in the Manitou area. Bring a cup for tasting. Free, 578-9155. Meet in the prospector statue parking lot. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sat. March 25.

Spring Forth into Action offered by the Cave of the Winds. Hike with a naturalist up to Pinon Point, then explore a cave. Reservations required. Call 685-5444 for more. Sat., March 25, 10:30 a.m.

Ultimate Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee in league setting. No experience necessary. Play begins May 17. Contact Jennifer at 578-8659.

youth recreationPikes Peak Amateur Hockey Association offering a seven-week spring instructional league designed to develop players' fundamental skating, stick handling and shooting skills. For children up to 8 years old. Call 599-8748 to register before March 29.

Neon Nites for youth ages 8 to 14 on Friday evenings at the Sertich Ice Center sporting a "new atmosphere" this year with music and lighting. $2.75 includes skate rental. Through March 31.

Spring Break Learn to Swim classes offered by Parks and Recreation at the Aquatics and Fitness Center. Thirteen levels offered. Classes consist of five 30-minute lessons, offered during morning and evening sessions. $12.50. Call 385-5984.

Lifeguard Training and Water Saftey Instructor Course offered by Parks and Recreation at the Rampart Recreation Center. Lifeguard training for swimmers 15 years and older includes certification in first aid and CPR. WSI course for swimmers 17 years and older. Call 598-0505.

Sticks-n-Pucks, drop-in hocky sessions, at the Sertich Ice Center on Friday evenings. Call 385-6050 for more.

Off-season high school hocky players encouraged to participate in the High Altitude High School Hockey leagues at the Sertich Ice Center. Register now: leagues begin in May. Call 385-6050 for more.


Spectator Sports

NONE!!!!! (pathetic! -- I moved Gold Kings games to recreation...)))


Special Events

Singles St. Patrick's Day Dance at the Holiday Inn, at Garden of the Gods and I-25. Dress in your best green attire. $10. Bring a friend, $16. Call 226-0018. Thurs., March 16, 7-11 p.m.

Spellabration, a fund raiser for the Pikes Peak Library District's Right To Read Program, featuring the best spellers from local businesses, at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. $5. Call 531-6333 Ext. 2223 for more. Fri., March 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Robert L. Gravitt March Against Violence sponsored by Falcon High School at the Fox Run Regional Park. $5 registration fee. Call 495-2261 for more. Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bellas Artes Ball, a fundraiser for the Performing Arts for Youth Organization, with the theme "Newport in the Rockies." $100, 635-PAYO. Sat., March 18, 6 p.m.

Easter Seals Annual Spring Craft Show at Shops at the Bluffs, on Academy and Austin Bluffs. Call 574-9002 for more. Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Southern Colorado Branch of the Arthritis Foundation, sponsored by the Monte Rosa Rebekah Lodge No. 4 and Pikes Peak Odd Fellows Lodge No. 38 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 575 S. Union Blvd. Donation: $2.50-$5.00, call 520-5711. Fri., March 17, 6-8 p.m.

17th annual March of Dimes Snoball Softball Tournament to benefit the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation at the Mountain View Athletic Complex and Cottonwood softball fields. March 18-19.

17th annual woodcarving competition/show and sale, hosted by the Pikes Peak Whittlers Woodcarving Club at the Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $2, kids under 12 free. 598-4379 or 573-5986. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., March 18; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., March 19.

All-Colorado Dinner using all-Colorado produce at Walter's Bistro, 1606 S. 8th St., 630-0201, with speaker Don Ament, Colorado's Commissioner of Agriculture. The evening seeks to encourage local chefs to use local produce, and proceeds benefit the local Chefs Collaborative 2000. $100. Mon., March 20.

Job Fair with over 80 employers represented at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Fort Carson. Local and national job opportunities. Professional dress suggested. Bring resume. Call 526-1002. Fri., March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Scott Savage, author of A Plain Life, discussing the finer points of simple living in the library room of the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Bring a bag lunch; they will supply drinks. Sponsored by the Agrarian Underground and the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Thurs., March 30, noon.

Auto Show 2000 to benefit the Assistance League of Colorado Springs' Operation School Bell, which provides winter clothing and hygiene items to children in need, at the World Arena. Gala on Thurs., April 6, 6-9 p.m.; $40. Show from Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., April 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $1. Raffle tickets for $1. Free parking. Call 579-8744 for gala tickets. Raffle tickets available at the door.

Party Arty 2000, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's primary fund raiser###, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. Over 60 local and regional artists have donated their works to Awesome Art Auction, an exhibit which opens on March 17 and whose works are up for bidding until the party. Party features cocktails, a buffet, and a live auction, as well as the culmination of the silent art auction. $60, 634-5583. Fri., April 14, 6 p.m.


Tours and Attractions

NONE


Youth and Family Events

Colorado Partnership for Child Development holding a "one-stop shop" for its Early Head Start, Head Start, Program Colorado Preschool and it Early Childhood Development Program, serving children pre-natal through age five, where families can fill out paperwork and the child can take the necessary pre-enrollment physical and dental exams for free. Call 635-1536 to find out if you qualify, and to find what paperwork you need to bring. Fri., March 17, 4-7 p.m. at the Turman Elementary School, 3245 Springnite Drive.

Coyotes are Cool! (And so are foxes) at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For ages 5 and up. Sat., March 18, 11 a.m. to noon.

Dogs on the Go! (DOG) program, presented by Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue, 260-0668. Kids can meet CSABR dogs and learn about dog health, different dog breeds, commitment to a pet and dog bite prevention every third Saturday of the month at the Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. Next kids event: Sat., March 18, 1-2 p.m.

Temple Shalom's annual Purim Carnivale, a family event offering game booths, prizes, food, a silent auction, and more. Open to the entire community. Call Temple Shalom at 634-5311 for more. Sun., March 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Clan of the Celtic Chords II as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Family Classics at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Sun., March 19, 2:30 p.m.

The Little Mermaid presented by Disney on Ice at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $13.75-$30, 576-2626. March 22-26.

Nature's Colors, a program for children accompanied by an adult, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Wed., March 22, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Eddie Coker, a performer who's been featured at Disney's Radio Network at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Sat., March 25, 11 a.m.

Vecinos: The Last Day by Los Titiriteros Puppet Theater at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 245 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5-$7. Sat., March 25, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Staying Found, the El Paso County Search and Rescue popular "Hug-a-tree" program, for children on what they should do if they get lost, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 25, 10-10:30 a.m.

Spring Break Workshops, including Spaced Out!, a program for 4- to 6-year-olds interested in the art and science of outer space with local artist Kim Sayers-Newlin; and Mars 2030, a workshop for 7- to 10-year-olds focuses on what it might be like to live on Mars. $15-$18 per day or $75-$100 per week; register at 574-0077. The Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. March 27-31.

Pinocchio by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre for Children at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $3. Tues., April 4-8, 10 a.m. and noon.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concertsAcoustic Concert and Jam featuring Tom Ingram sponsored by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. $3; kids under 12 are free. 687-9483. Fri., March 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Mandolin Project with Keller Williams at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21. $8.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

SOLD OUT Juan de Marco Gonzales and The Afro-Cuban Allstars at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21 show. $28, 303/786-7030. Sun., March 26, 7:30 p.m.

Peter Himmelman at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Sun., June 11, 6 p.m.

E-Town with Tim O'Brian, Dirk Powell and John Hermann at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., April 16, 7 p.m.

art galleries & museumsNONE

Classical & jazz musicNONE

comedyNONe

danceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20-$52, 800/641-1222. March 31 through April 2.

Carmina Burana by the Colorado Ballet in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $18-$95. 303/830-TIXS or 520-9090. Sat., April 29, 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m. Wed.-Sat., May 3-6, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 7, 2 p.m.

film NONE

literary events NONE

Recreation (####out of town)NONE

rock, pop & bluesFiona Apple at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $23.50, 520-9090. Thurs., March 16, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show on Wed., March 15, 9 p.m. Over-21 show on Thurs.-Fri., March 16-17, 9 p.m.

Jackie Martling at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m.

Spearhead at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., March 20, 9 p.m.

Delbert McClinton at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $26.50-$29, 520-9090. Fri., March 24.

Jive at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 24, 9 p.m.

Jars of Clay with David Wilcox and Burlap to Cashmere at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

Kiss with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$68, 590-9090. 7 p.m., Tues., March 28.

311 making one stop in Colorado at the Dobson Arena, Vail. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., March 29, 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Thurs., March 30, 7:30 p.m.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., April 1, 9 p.m.

The Samples with Beth Hart Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $18, 520-9090. Sat., April 1, 8 p.m.

D'Angelo with Mos Def at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $44-$79, 520-9090. Mon., April 3, 8 p.m.

Luna at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Mon., April 3, 9 p.m.

Method Man/Redman with Outsidaz and Don Blas at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $42, 520-9090. Tues., April 4, 10:30 p.m.

Fishbone at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75-$15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Wed., April 5, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Cliff at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $31, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., April 7, 9 p.m.

Lucky Dube at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., April 10, 8 p.m.

Beenie Man at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., April 11, 8 p.m.

John Scofield Funk Project at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., April 12, 8 p.m.

Tracy Chapman at Magness Arena, Denver. $25-$35, 520-9090. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.

Static-X at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Thurs., April 20, 8 p.m.

Trisha Yearwood with Alecia Elliott at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $34-$44, 520-9090. Thurs., April 27, 8 p.m.

Ani DiFranco at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Fri., April 28, 8 p.m.

Indigenous at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75-$16.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., May 3, 8 p.m.

Ken Burns at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., May 5, 8 p.m.

Tina Turner and Lionel Richie at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.25-$79.25, 520-9090. Wed., May 17, 7:30 p.m.

Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $44-$62, 520-9090. Thurs.-Fri., June 1-2, 8 p.m.

311 with Incubus, Long Beach Dub All Stars, MDFMK, Apollo 440, and Suicide Machine at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater. $22.50-$25.50, 520-9090. Sat., June 3, 1 p.m.

Blink-182 with Bad Religion at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band at Mile High Stadium, Denver. Tickets on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. Tues., July 25.

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $47.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

special events Daffodil Ball with the theme "Escape to Finian's Rainbow" to benefit the American Cancer Society in the Colorado Ballroom at the Occhiato Center, Pueblo. Features dinner and a silent auction. $75, 719/543-2824. Fri., March 17, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Jeri Ryan, internationally known Animal Communicator and founder of the Assisi International Animal Institute, speaking at the Gaia Institute, Pueblo. Free, advance registration advised. Thurs., March 23, 6-10 p.m. Offering a two-day workshop, March 24-26. Call Cari Hutchinson, 719/485-3504.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture Series in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features Newswoman and columnist Cokie Roberts on March 20. Julie Andrews on April 5 and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. $122 for series package. Call 303/893-4100 for more.

Dralion, the new production by Cirque du Soleil, in the Pepsi Center parking lot, Denver. $30.50-$55, 800/678-5440. Begins June 6.

Sports Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Thurs., March 16, 7 p.m.: against Nashville.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Fri., March 17, L.A. Clippers. Thurs., March 23: Washington.

theater The Cripple of Inishmaan performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. March 16 through April 22.

Side Man, by Warren Light, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. March 23 through April 22.

Praying For Rain, written by Robert Lewis Vaughan, who attended Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, and set in a small town near the Garden of the Gods, at the Acoma Center, Denver. $18, 303/623-0524. Premiering on March 25 and running through May 6.

Buddy ...The Buddy Holly Story in the Buell Theater, Denver. $15-$55, 800/841-1222. Through March 26.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? by the Country Dinner Playhouse, Englewood. $25.50-$32.50. 303/799-1410. Buffet dinner, 6 p.m.; show, 7:45 p.m. Matinees Sat.-Sun.: buffet, noon; show, 1:45 p.m. Tues.-Sun., through May 21.

From Okra to Greens, "a different kind of love story," written by Ntozake Shange and presented by the Shadow Theatre Company, Denver. $15, 303/837-9355. Opening April 13.

Youth events Michel Lauziere: Master of the Impossible as part of the Children's Playhouse Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., March 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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