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Art Shows and Galleries

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 Quotations, a group show, May 19 through June 11, with an opening reception on Fri., May 19, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Seeding Limited: A Garden Art Show, running through May 27.

Colorado Springs Art Guild featuring three exhibits. At the First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., jurored by Dani Tupper, with an opening reception on Fri., May 26, 4:30-6 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. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, through June 18. 38th annual Young People's Art Exhibition featuring the work of El Paso County elementary and secondary students, through May 21. Mi Casa es su Casa, an installation by Carlos Frsquez, through June 11. Celebrating Differences from the Children's Legacy in Denver, May 27 through June 25.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Four Common Threads, an exhibit by Brenda Cameron, Susan Demos, Eileen Tomaro and Ann Wardlow Rodgers, May 19 through June 13; opening reception on Fri., May 19, 6-8 p.m.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Student Exhibition 2000, juried by Sushe Felix and Scottish artist Sarah McKenzie Smith, through May 19.

Pankratz Studios and Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument, 481-3108. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Into Thin Air: A Celebration of Colorado Sculptors, its second annual invitational exhibition and benefit, whose proceeds will support the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, through July 1. Gala opening reception on Fri., May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Glenda Kleinsasser and Kristen Flournay through May 29. Pottery by Joan Lavelett and Jamie Howard, June 1-30.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Pandora's Box Five, a collaboration between the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Palmer Elementary School fifth graders in which the PPWS members and the students were given identical objects to explore, and the corresponding artwork will be displayed, through May 28. 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. Opening June 2, through July 17. HTI Straw Bale Student Design Competition entries exhibited through May 31; reception on Sat., May 20, 7-9 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Got Art?, an exhibit of the photography of Elaine Bean, the paper and oil work of Tom Leech, and the fabric of Jeanne Schenk Steiner, through June 30.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Sustainable Living Coalition meeting at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, on the last Thursday of every month. Call 633-6920 or 630-8848 for more. Next meeting on "Global Warming in Colorado Springs" on Thurs., May 25, 6-8 p.m.

Call for entries for marching bands and groups with a Western flair by the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade on Wed., Aug. 9. Deadline: July 1. First come, first served. Call 635-8803

New Teen Resource Center at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa. 444-5211. Open Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m.

Colorado Singles holding weekly dances at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy Blvd. 226-0018. $5. Dance lessons, 6 p.m. Sundays, 7-11 p.m.

arts events and classes

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Featuring "Paper Clay" on Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Polymer Clay" on Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Plein Aire" on Sat.-Sun., May 20-21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for fee information.

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 20, 8 p.m.

35th annual Palmer Lake Art Group's Fine Arts Show and Sale at the Pine Crest Assembly Hall, Palmer Lake. Free admission. Opening reception: Fri., May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hours: Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., May 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mon.-Mon., May 22-29, 1-5 p.m.

Annual Celebration of the Arts 2000, Manitou Springs Memorial Weekend Festival, featuring arts, crafts, food and music. In Memorial Park, next to Manitou Springs City Hall. Musical performers needed. Call 685-9655 for more. Sat.-Mon., May 27-29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Greg Adams, director of the Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition at Colorado College May 24-28, and a review of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan. Sat., May 20, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., May 23, 10:30 p.m.

Zero Hour, a concert "to bring the youth of Colorado Springs into their destiny" presented by O'hoho at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Sat., May 27, 6-9 p.m.

arts notices

Auditions by the Ormao Dance Company at its studio at 128 N. Nevada Ave. on Sun., May 21. Ormao Youth Ensemble (ages 8 to 11): 1-2:30 p.m. Ormao Junior Repertory (ages 12 to 18): 3-5 p.m. $10. Call 471-9759 for registration, dancewear, and summer commitment information.

Auditions announced by the Star Bar Players for its production of King Lear, directed by Paul Mathewson, at the Lon Chaney Theater. Men and women of all ages needed. Sat.-Sun., May 27-28, noon to 5p.m. No appointment necessary. Callbacks on Mon., June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Call 476-1616 with any questions.

Stained glass artist sought to join the Commonwheel Artist Cooperative. Please submit work by Mon., June 12, 4 p.m. Attendance at a June 5 meeting required. Call 685-1008 for more.

clubs & organizations

MOSAIC, an auxiliary of the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, holding its monthly meeting at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute, 6-8 p.m. Speaker: Rocky Scott, President and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, on the economic strategies and partnerships in Colorado Springs. Free and open to the public. RSVP to Al at 634-1525 by May 23. Wed., May 24, 6-8 p.m.

Forums & discussions

Why Affirmative Action Is Important for Working Women offered by 9to5, the National Association of Working Women at the Colorado Springs Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Child care and translation available upon advance request. Call 800/522-0925 for a reservation. Thurs., May 25, 6-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum with featured speaker Steve Blanchard of the Clean Air Campaign at the Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $12.50 (cash only), includes meal. RSVP to Sarah Aubrey, 633-4421. Fri., May 26, noon.

health & healing

Don't Ask for the Dead Man's Golf Clubs, a useful and thoughtful book of advice for those helping bereaved friends, at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., May 20, 3 p.m.

Free Breast Health Clinics offered by Memorial Hospital. On Sat., May 20, 8 a.m. to noon, at Memorial Hospital. On Thurs., June 1, 2-6 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Black Forest. Call 444-CARE for more.

Regulating Female Hormones Naturally... from Puberty to Menopause, a workshop hosted by Planned Parenthood and Dr. Paula Mileson, Licensed Naturopathic Physician on Thurs., June 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please call 573-8883 for info or to reserve a spot.

Politics & civic activism

Welfare Conference sponsored by the Housing Advocacy Coalition and Colorado Welfare Advocated Union at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Child care provided with advance notice. Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., presenting "Benefits of Chiropractic Care" on Tues., May 23, 1:30 p.m. "Long Term Care Insurance" on Tues., May 23, 10 a.m.

PILLAR, the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation, provides programs and classes for those in retirement, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Community College and Elderhostel. "The Magnificent Sculptures in our Backyard" on May 19. Plus many more. Fees vary. Call 540-7224 for more.

Eighth annual Senior Expo with the theme "Celebrating the Best of the Century" in the lower level of the Foley's wing in The Citadel. Fri., June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

Friends of the Peak seeking 40 volunteers to help build the Crystal Reservoir Nature Trail on Sat., May 20. Call 471-3145 to participate.

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.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Film Society holding a "Great Directors Series" for viewing and discussing the best movies from some of the top directors of all time at Audio Visionaries, in the Mall at the Bluffs at Austin Bluffs and Academy. Starts Sat., May 20, 6 p.m., with Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Featuring: Palm Beach Story, May 30; Grand Hotel, June 6; The Sea Hawk, June 13; For Whom the Bell Tolls, June 20.


Learning

Stop That! Get Down! Gimme That!, for parents, teachers, health care providers and adults living with Attention Deficit Disorder at the Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $7, 634-6795. Thurs., May 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

Growing Your Own Culinary Herb Garden offered by the Pikes Peak Herb Association with Master Gardener Jerry Bridgeman at the Winslow Retirement Center, 3920 E. San Miguel. $1-$3, plus a canned good. Call 599-0707. Fri., May 19, 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Homeschoolers in High School, a seminar by the Secular Homeschool Support Group with a roundtable panel, at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Fri., May 19, 6-8 p.m.

Blacksmithing Workshop at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, with a review of its history, tools and supplies necessary. For adults 18 and over. $100; call 578-6777 for reservations. Sat., May 20, 8:30 to 5 p.m.

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Open Houses at 2855 Mesa Road, www.csu.org/xeri, 448-4555. Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Herb Garden Work Party, a free hands-on version of their herb garden lecture (above) offered by the Pikes Peak Herb Association. Call 599-0707 for directions and more information. Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to noon.

Building a Greenhouse at Perennial Favorites in Rye, 719/489-3843. Sat., May 20, 1 p.m.

Hawk Quest, a presentation of birds of prey, hosted by the Aiken Audubon Society at the Air Force Academy picnic area. Free; call Stephen at 495-2936 for more. Sat., May 20, noon to 1 p.m.

Third annual Parenting the Gifted Child seminar at Fountain Valley High School. $22-$29, includes lunch; call 475-2510. Child care available on a limited basis. Sat., May 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Current Educational Trends, Issues and Legislation in Colorado, with Dr. Gene Cosby, Superintendent of Widefield School District #3, presented by the American Association of University Women, at Guiseppi's Restaurant, 10 S. Sierra Madre. $12.50, 597-7161. Sat., May 20, 11:30 a.m.

Historic Architecture of Colorado Springs as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., May 25, 7 p.m.

Getting Ready for the Fair, a class on how to participate and win in the El Paso County Fair, offered by Colorado State University Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $5; call 636-8923 to register. Thurs., May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wisdom Tea featuring Melissa Walker, author of Pikes Peak Region Traveler, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Fri., May 26, 10 a.m.

First Aid class offered by the American Medical Response, 2370 N. Powers Blvd. Fee based on materials. $10 deposit. Call 597-1277 Ext. 102 to register. Sat., May 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie, analyzing The African Queen, by C.S. Forester, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Wed., May 30, 7 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group discussing Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Wed., May 31, 7 p.m.

Preview to Mars-Venus workshop by facilitator Dan Lundy at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Fri., June 2, 7 p.m.

Workshop based on Smart Women Finish Rich at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Thurs., June 8, 7 p.m.


Literary Events

Postponed: Richard "Goose" Gossage, Colorado Springs' own baseball great, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., May 18, 5-7 p.m.

Patty Aubrey signing Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., May 18, 7 p.m.

Tim Conners signing Lipsmackin' Backpackin' at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

Gayle Davis signing High Performance Thinking for Business, Sports and Life at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Fri., May 19, 7 p.m.

G.H. Spaulding, author of adventure thriller Decree, at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., May 20, 1 p.m.

Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District Book Sale at the Sand Creek Branch, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Sat., May 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sun., May 21, noon to 4 p.m.: all the books you can carry, $4-$5.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club discussing The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., May 20, 7 p.m.

Wine & Words, a new open-mike poetry series, at Wines of Colorado, 8045 West Highway 24 in Cascade, just south of the Pikes Peak Highway. Readers and listeners are welcome to this free event. Begins Sunday, May 21, 5:00 p.m.,

Fiction Writers Group for writers of all levels at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Mon., May 22, 6 p.m.

Women's Spirit Book Group discussing The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order by Marcelle Karp and Debbie Stoller at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., May 22, 6 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District, discussing Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Tues., May 23, 7-9 p.m.

Teresa Jordon, author of Field Notes from the Grand Canyon, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., May 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

Kara Oh discussing her new book Men Made Easy, at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Fri., May 26, 7 p.m.

CANCELLED: Richard Kirkland, author of Tales of a War Pilot, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Fri., May 26, 6:30 p.m.

James W. Fore, author of Tragedy and Triumph: A Pilot's Life Through War and Peace, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., May 27, 1 p.m.

Young adult author S.L. Rottman signing Head Above Water, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Sat., May 27, 3 p.m.

Fiction Group discussing Widow for One Year by John Irving at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., May 29, 7 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Neil McCoy at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $22, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Thurs., May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Acoustic Concert and Jam featuring Terry Spence at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Sun., May 21, 6 p.m.

Pianist Steve Barta performing in the round with bassist Kim Stone and drummer Mike Marlier in Studio Bea at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $15. Fri., May 26, 8 p.m.

Brad Paisley at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Thurs., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Terry Allen, described as "somewhere between Frank Zappa and Johnny Cash," at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $18-$20, 634-5583. Fri., June 30, 8 p.m.

choral

Ain' a' This Good News, by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, singing the best-loved spirituals and gospel music of the past century, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $8. Fri., May 19, 7 p.m.

classical

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Season Finale, conducted by Thomas Wilson, at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., May 21, 2:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $6. Sun., May 21, 3 p.m.

Concert to Honor Composer George Crumb featuring his Music for a Summer Evening in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., May 21, 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony performing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $15-$54. Wed., May 24, 7 p.m.

Classical guitarist Jonathan Leathwood presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $8-$12, 634-5583. Fri., May 26, 7 p.m.

jazz & swing

Max Morath playing at the Butte Opera House in Cripple Creek. $10-$12, adults. $6, children 12 and under. Call 689-2513 for more. Wed.-Sun., 8 p.m. shows. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. shows. Runs June 3 through Sept. 4.

miscellaneous

Pikes Peak Flute Choir, a 30-player ensemble, performing at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road. Free, but donations welcome. Sun., May 21, 3 p.m.

reggae

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rock, pop & blues

Vince Converse with Rikki Dee Hall and the Voodoo Hawks and The Jesse Cotton Stone Band at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8-$10, 685-3300. Thurs., May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Junior Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., May 18, 8 p.m.

Superdiamond at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT Staind with Filth Industry at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., May 23, 8 p.m.

Eden Automatic at the Ritz Grille, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Thurs.-Sat., May 25-27, 9:30 p.m.

Armored Saint at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $13, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., May 26, 8 p.m.

U.S. Bombs with Union 13 and Tiger Army at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., May 27, 8 p.m.

Moke at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. KILO presents: $0.94. Sun., May 28, 8 p.m.

Christus Christus holding a CD release party at the Underground, 130 E. Kiowa, 633-0590. $1-$3. Sun., May 28, 7:30 p.m.

Tab Benoit at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., May 29, 8 p.m.

Omar and the Howlers with Rikki Dee Hall and the Voodoo Hawks and The Mike Nelson Group at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $12.50-$15, 685-3300. Thurs., June 1, 7:30 p.m.

Beatlemania, a Beatle tribute, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $15-$18, 685-3300. Wed., June 14, 8 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, at the conclusion of the Radisson Indy 200 event on Sun., June 18. $15-$40; call 888/306-RACE.

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Performances

Comedy

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Dance

Celebration of Dance 2000, featuring 300 young dancers from Danceworks of Colorado Springs, at Wasson High School theater, 2115 Afton Way. $5 at Danceworks or at the door; call 328-0694 for more. Sat., June 3, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Theater

The Sound of Music by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $18. Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 8 p.m. Sun., May 21, 2 p.m.

Time to Live, an original musical, by the Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $12, 687-5284. Fri.-Sat., May 19-27, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 21 and 28, 2 p.m.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Fever, a suspense about a miserly old man on the brink of death, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., May 18, 8 p.m.

Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. . $10-$12. Discounts for seniors over 65 and students. Call 573-7411 for tickets. Fri.-Sat., May 19 through June 3, 8 p.m. Sun., June 4, 2 p.m.

The Gingham Dog by Lanford Wilson, by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12; 444-0884. Fri.-Sat., May 19-27, 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Sun., May 21, and Sat., May 27.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, presented by the Air Force Academy Blue Bards, in Arnold Hall. $10-$12, 333-4497. Thurs., May 25, 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 27-28, 7 p.m.

North to Laughter, an audience participation-style melodrama opening the Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater's 39th season, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.

Murder Most Fowl by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $33-$35, 685-3300. Fri.-Sat., through June 10, 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner, 8 p.m. show.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Full Moon Hike at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6745 for reservations. Fri., May 19, 7:30-9 p.m.

24th annual Spring Hike along the 4.5 mile route in Bear Creek Regional Park. Hike all or part and start anytime before noon. $1. Sat., May 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birds and Blooms at Homestead Ranch on Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-6745 for reservations.

Colorado Watchable Wildlife at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6745 for reservations. Sat., May 20, 10-11:15 a.m.

Armed Forces Day 10K starting at the Post Field House, Building 1829 Specker Ave., Fort Carson. Register at Runner's Roost, 107 E. Bijou St., or at www.csgrandprix.com. Sat., May 20, 8 a.m.

Volunteer coaches sought by Parks and Rec for youth baseball, soccer, and t-ball teams during summer. For more, call 385-5981.

Sand Creek Series 2000, a mountain bicycle racing series featuring the the Catamount Classic on June 11. For entry information, call 591-4671.

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Spectator Sports

Colorado Springs Ascent Soccer at Sandcreek Stadium, at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard. $3-$5, league games. $5-$7, special exhibition or cup games. Against Kansas City Brass: Sun., May 28, 2 p.m. Against the Tucson Fireballs: Sat., June 3, 2 p.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Nashville Sounds: Fri., May 19, 7:05 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, May 20-21, 1:35 p.m. (Goose Gossage at Sky Sox stadium on May 20!) Mon., May 22, 7:05 p.m.

Rocky Mountain 200 featuring NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series and Formula of the Americas. Also features Robbie Knieval jumping prior to NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. At the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$35, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Sat.-Sun., May 20-21.

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-777. Against New England Revolution: Mon., May 29, 7 p.m. Against Los Angeles Galaxy: Sat., June 10, 7 p.m.


Special Events

Fourth annual Business Development Conference at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. 687-9885. Thurs., May 18, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gigantic Annual Spring Plant Sale sponsored by the Horticultural Arts Society featuring Colorado-grown plants chosen by the Society, in the Monument Valley Demonstration Garden, Cache La Poudre and Glen Ave. Call 475-0250 for more. Fri.-Sat., May 19-21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., May 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seventh annual Star-Studded Junior Achievement Auction at Sheraton South, 2886 S. Circle. $45; call 636-2474. To benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado. Fri., May 19, 6:30 p.m.

Great Strides, the 10th annual fund raising walk by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, beginning at Veteran's Memorial in Memorial Park. Call 444-8966 for more. Sat., May 20, 8:30 a.m.

Furrr Ball, a fundraiser for the Humane Society, at the Doubletree World Arena. Cocktails and silent auction, 6 p.m. Celebrity and pet fashion show featuring shelter pets, 7:30 p.m. Dinner, 8 p.m. Dancing 'til midnight. $100; call 473-1741. Sat., May 20.

Sandy, the "homeless hound" who became a "Hollywood star" in Disney's Annie, showing off his tricks with his trainer at PetsMart, 2160 Southgate Road. Sat., May 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saint Luke's Lutheran Church holding a yard sale at 5265 N. Union Blvd. to benefit the youth and family ministry. Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Multiple Sclerosis Walk, a 5K walk in Bear Creek Park, offering breakfast, lunch, music by Colorado Country, and more. Register at 8:30 a.m. Sat., May 20.

Sweet 'n' Sweet, an evening of music with Velvet Hill, a Sweet Adelines, followed an ice cream social sponsored by Temple Shalom Sisterhood at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument, 634-5311. $15, includes one raffle ticket. Sun., May 21, 7 p.m.

17th annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial hosted locally by the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center and the Southern Colorado AIDS Project at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. This year's theme: "Break the Silence: Honor Every Death, Value Every Life." Sun., May 21, 7 p.m.

2000 Nonprofit Leadership Conference at The Broadmoor hotel. Call 575-4341 for registration information. Sun.-Tues., May 21-23.

24th annual Territory Days celebrating the history of the Old Colorado City area, featuring food vendors, crafters and artisans, and street entertainers, and bands. Please leave pets at home. Hours: Sat.-Sun., May 27-28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon., May 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spar-a-thon, the annual fundraiser of the Freedom School of Martial Arts' to benefit children in single parent families who can't afford full tuition for such activities as dance, gymnastics and martial arts, at the World Gym, 4316 Austin Bluffs. For more information, call 548-9559. Sat., May 27, noon to 4 p.m.

Seventh annual Run, Walk and Roll, a fund-raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit which trains dogs to assist people with physical disabilities, along the Garden of the Gods handicapped-accessible trails. Option to bring your leashed furry friend. Features outdoor breakfast and "Petathalon." Call 260-1166. Check-in: 8 a.m. Start: 9 a.m. Sat., June 3.

Bow Wow Wash, a benefit for Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue and Safe Place, at all three PetCo stores in Colorado Springs ( 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard, 1820 W. Uintah, 5720 N. Academy Blvd.). For $10, you can use the self-serve dog wash facilities and get a doggy bag full of treats. Call 260-0668 for more. Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Open House at 2855 Mesa Road, www.csu.org/xeri, 448-4555. On Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring "mini-seminars" on: basic irrigation concepts at 10 a.m.; pros and cons of turf varieties at 11 a.m.; choosing perennials for a sequence of seasonal color at noon; composting your yard waste at 1 p.m.; and pruning at 2:30 p.m. No registration required.

Annual Water Garden Society Sale at the Union Printers Home, 101 S. Union Blvd. Enter on the Pikes Peak Avenue side. Call 597-1504 for more information. Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hospitality Industry Career Fair featuring 70 hiring companies at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Tues., June 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Third annual Old West Festival and Rocky Mountain Shootout, a benefit for the Candlelighters of Southern Colorado, at Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Features Sons of the San Joaquin on Saturday at 7 p.m. Features Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Also features storytelling; exhibits by Western artists, craftsmen and jewelers; and performances by living history troops. One-day: $12.50. Two-day, $20. Children under 12, free. Ticket information line: 277-6618. Sat., June 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., June 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Sack Lunch Serenade, a free lunch-time Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ concert by Bob Lillie and Tom O'Boyle, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 578-6652. Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. On May 18: with guest sssssorganist Deloy Goeglein. On May 25: a Memorial Day special.

Family Fun Day hosted by Colorado Springs Co-Housing Group at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Features entertainment for children and information on Co-Housing. Call 471-6611 for more. Sat., May 20, noon to 4 p.m.

Magic Science Tricks, a program on Fridays through May, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. $3, for children ages 1 to 14. $1, adults. Call 574-0077 for more.

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale auditions for the Summit Ensemble, a mixed voice choir for high school students, on May 31, and for the Treble Choir, ages 8 to 12, on June 3. Call 633-3562 for an appointment.


Out of Town Events

Acoustic and folk festivals ###renamed

Telluride on the Rocks featuring Jackson Brown, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby and Susan Tedeschi, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $37.50-$47.50, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 5:30 p.m.

Eleventh annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, the third largest in Colorado, featuring Bluegrass Patriots, Elliot's Ramblers, Pet Wernick's Live Five, and Ryan Supe and the Rubber Band, at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2414. $15/adult weekend pass. $7-$10/adult day pass. $2-$3/child's pass. $15 camping fee for the weekend. Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun., June 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2000 featuring Jackson Browne, Michelle Shocked, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Leftover Salmon, Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Bruce Hornsby and many more, in Telluride, CO. $155, for a four-day pass. Visit www.bluegrass.com for full line-up. June 15-18.

Second annual RiverFest, featuring several well-known regional musicians, presented by Pueblo Songwriters and Musicians Association and the Greenway and Nature Center, at the Center, Pueblo. $3-$5, 719/549-2414. Also features arts and crafts, a children's playground, and food and drink. Sat., June 24, noon to 6 p.m.

comedy

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Pablo Francisco: May 18-21. Steve Marmel: May 24-28. Kozak: May 31 though June 4.

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

rock, pop & blues

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Pat McGee and The Hazel Miller Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $32, 520-9090. Fri., May 19, 7 p.m.

The Dr. Demento Show at the Gothic Theater, Denver. All ages. $12.50-$25, 520-9090. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Dale Gilmore at Swallow Hill, Denver. $17-$19, 303/777-1003. Sat., May 20, 8 p.m.

David Gray at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., May 20, 9 p.m.

Negativeland at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $16-$17, 303/322-2308. Sat., May 20, 8 p.m.

Jorma Kaukonen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., May 26, 9 p.m.

Cowboy Junkies with Leo Kottke at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. Wed., May 31, 8 p.m.

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

The Cure at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Mon., June 5, 7:30 p.m.

Todd Rundren at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., June 6, 8 p.m.

The Melvins at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., June 8, 9 p.m.

Margaret Cho at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25-$35, 520-9090. Thurs., June 8, 8 p.m.

Seraphim Shock at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $10-$12, 520-9090. Fri., June 9, 8 p.m.

Lou Reed with Victoria Williams at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $49-$59, 520-9090. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Ray Charles at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $42-$54, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Burt Bacharach at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

Chris Duarte at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., June 17, 9 p.m.

Natalie Cole & Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $39-$69, 520-9090. Sun., June 18, 7:30 p.m.

NSYNC with Sisqo and Pink at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $39.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Tues., June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Steely Dan at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Sunny Day Real Estate at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Fri., June 23, 9 p.m.

A Morning with Groove Collective (after Sunny Day Real Estate's June 23 show) at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399 All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 2 a.m.

Del tha funky homosapien with BlackaliciousB at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m.

Widespread Panic in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $33.25, 520-9090. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25 p.m.

Nina Simone in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $39.50-$75, 520-9090. Mon., June 26, 8 p.m.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Eric Carmen from the Rasberries, Jack Bruce from Cream, Simon Kirk from Bad Company, Dave Edmunds from Rockpile, Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's Band, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $ TBA, 520-9090. June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Yes with Kansas at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $39.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 28, 8 p.m.

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

The String Cheese Incident with Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Reggaestra in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $30-$35, 520-9090. Fri., June 30, 6 p.m.

Hugh Masekela at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 30, 9 p.m.

The Allman Brothers in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $37.50-$40.15, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 7 p.m.

Roger Waters at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $28-$53, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 8 p.m.

Blues Traveler in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 4, 6 p.m.

SOLD OUT Blues Traveler at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $24.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., July 5, 8 p.m.

Motley Crue with Megadeth and Anthrax in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32-$42, 520-9090. Thurs., July 6, 7:30 p.m.

Don Henley in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $48.50-$58.50, 520-9090. Fri., July 7, 8 p.m.

Kenny Rogers at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $25-$46, 520-9090. Sat., July 8, 4:30 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$30, 520-9090. Sat., July 8.

Indigo Girls in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$34.50, 520-9090. Sun., July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Ekoostik Hookah at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., July 12, 9 p.m.

Metallica with Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 and System of a Down, at Mile High Stadium, Denver. Wed., July 12, 4 p.m.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park featuring: On Sat., July 15: Natalie Merchant, Glen Phillips, Shawn Mullins, Wilco and Medeski, Martin and Wood. On Sun., July 16: Barenaked Ladies, Tara MacLean, Guster, Keb' Mo' and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $40, one-day pass. $70, two-day pass. Call 520-9090.

Paula Cole at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., July 16, 8 p.m.

Diana Ross and the Supremes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$125, 520-9090. Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.

Ozomatli at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., July 24, 9 p.m.

SOLD OUT Sting in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $47.50-$92.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ozomatli at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $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.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $16-$76, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

KISS on their "Farewell Tour" with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $33.50-$91, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

B.B. King Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Groove Hawgs and Tommy Castro at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$51, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

Poison with Cinderella, Dokken and Slaugher at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $18-$31, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 26.

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Stone Temple Pilots and Fishbone at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$41, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

theater

US West TheatreFest presenting the staged readings of six new plays in The Ricketson Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Plays include: The Last True Believer by Robert William Sherwood,; Playing House by Brooke Berman; Pierre adapted from Herman Melville's novel by Jeffrey Hatcher; Pork Pie -- An Original Jazz Play by Michael Genet; US Drag by Gina Gionfriddo; and War Story by Bo Wilson. $25-$36, 800/641-1222. Wed.-Fri., June 7-9, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Give 'Em A Bit of Mystery: Shakespeare and the Old Tradition, conceived, written and performed by Tony Church, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through June 10.

The Miser, by Jean Baptiste Molire, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through June 10.

The Sound of Music 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., May 23 through Aug. 6.

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