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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Nature Reflects, digital artwork by David Ball, and pastel and charcoal works by Chipeta Elementary Students.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Celebrating 23 years in Old Colorado City with a birthday reception on Sun., Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m. Featuring Marian Busey, one of the original founders of Arati. She will be demonstrating monotype portraits at the gallery on Sun., Dec. 10, 17 and 24.

Art Gallery of the Rockies hosting an art show for local and nationally-known watercolor artist Joseph Bohler at 5051 N. Academy Blvd. at in Union Square Shopping Center. Sat., Dec. 2, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 260 1873.

Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring One Woman Show, an exhibit of modern impressionism by T.D. Lucy, through Dec. 31.

Bella Art and Frame, 1752 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 487-7691. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring work by Laura Reilly, Pat Dagnon, Janice Hill, Larry Hampton, Mark Wong, Edie Nelson, Petra Bigger, Ron White and Sheryl Powell, Carol Turner and Barbara Resch, through Feb. 11.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring The Bridge Gallery member's holiday show, Dangerous Toys, through Dec. 17; opening reception on Fri., Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon, 577-4291. Featuring The Last Picture Show -- 2000, favorite works by regional artists Bill Beaudin, Judith A. Brown, Carol Ettenger, Judy Sanchez & Susan Visscher, through Jan. 26.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Better than Nude, an exhibit of wearable art, Dec. 1-31.

Cheyenne Mountain High School Cafeteria, 1200 Cresta Road, 475-6110. Featuring the work of District 12's art faculty, through Dec. 12.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring Pool, by Daniel Raffin, through Dec. 20.

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. Of Samurai and Chrysanthemums, Edo period woodblock prints and Meiji period Bronze Sculptures, through Nov. 26.The Nature of Looking: The Spiritual in Art, religious iconography including works from the Denver Art Museum, through Jan. 14. Mountain, Family, Spirit: Arts and Culture of the Ute Indians, guest curated by Will Wroth, through December. Holiday Lights, a multi-cultural holiday display, Dec. 1-31; Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 1, 4-7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Double Vision: A Century of Change in the Pikes Peak Region, an exhibit featuring 40 exceptional images from our region's past to highlight the changes our community has experienced, through Jan. 6.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Commonwheel's annual Holiday Market, through Jan. 2.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring works by Lin Fife, through Nov. 29. Journeys Taken, oil-on-clay wall reliefs and colored pencil drawings by Deb Komitor, through Jan. 23; opening reception: Thurs., Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m.

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring the 25th anniversary show of Fire and Clay by Tony Heslop, through Dec. 3.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106, featuring Third annual Navaho Weavings and Santos Exhibition, an exhibit of Navaho rugs and santos, through December. A portion of the proceeds benefit families on the Navaho Reservation.

Filthy Wilma's Gallery, 10 Ruxton Ave., 685-0636. Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring work by Nita Ball, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Deborah Yarra and many more.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring a new show by numerous local artists with works in watercolor, oil, sculpture, pottery and photography, through Jan. 10.

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. The UFO Show, an international traveling exhibit, Dec. 15 through Feb. 2. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m.

L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring The Return of the Bears and Other Loved Ones, an exhibit by Lorraine Shepherd. 10% of proceeds will benefit All Breed Rescue and The Catamount Institute. Reception on Sun., Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring Felix Navidad, featuring new works by Tracy and Sushe Felix, through January.

Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring transparent watercolor landscapes and florals by Kayoko S. Nagel, through Nov. 30.

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 On Location with Laura Reilly, featuring the works of Laura Reilly and Edie Knapp Nelson. Opening reception: Tues., Dec. 5, 4-7:30 p.m. Runs through Jan. 3.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. 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 One Family, various media from the family of Merr Shearn, Alice Proctor, Nancy Howard and Mac Shroyer, through Dec. 22.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469. Featuring the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society's Annual Member's Exhibit and Sale, through Dec. 31.

Pikes Perk North, 5965 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 203. Featuring Just Face It, an exhibit of portraits and figures by Emily M. Kline and Rita Cirillo, through January.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Thurs.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring their annual Christmas sale on Sat., Dec. 2.

The Prep Kitchen, 1005 West Colorado Ave., 329-1988. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring the work of painter, sculptor and portraitist Marica Hefti.

Prickly Pear, 5731 N. Academy Blvd., 531-7418. Featuring carved Zuni fetishes and Native American jewelry.

ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy, 101 ProRodeo Drive, 528-4761. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission: $6.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Featuring the 33rd annual Own Your Own Holiday Art Show and Sale, which doubles as a juried regional exhibit, Nov. 30 through Dec. 30. Winter Wonderland, works by Taos printmaker Gene Kloss, in the White Gallery through Jan. 20. L'Chaim, an exhibit of Jewish art in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Temple Emanuel, through Jan. 27. Life in the Village, colorful Chinese peasant paintings, in the second and third floor foyers, through Feb. 3. And The Art of Ed Posa, work by the local artist who uses Native Americans as his subject, in the Regional Gallery through Feb. 3.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Our Very Own, an exhibit of oils, collages, gouaches, photographs and giclee prints by Jason Chase, Louis Cicotello, Larry Hampton and Ramona Mitchell, through Dec. 31.

arts events and programs

20th annual Colorado College Arts and Crafts Sale featuring handmade works by local and regional artists in CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Fri., Dec. 1, 4-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Arts and Fine Crafts Fair by the faculty at Bemis School of Art at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salsa Dance featuring Orquesta Sabroso at UCCS' University Center gymnasium. Salsa dance lessons: 7-8 p.m. Dance: 8-10 p.m. Admission: $2-$6. Sat., Dec. 2.

Third annual Art to Heart Sale featuring work by Marsha Sterling, Chris Lance, Melinda King and Cynthia Jaya Groom at 726 N. Weber, 575-0222. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Atomic Elroy of CHAOS-Theatrearts, who's presenting The Kafkamachine. Sat., Dec. 2, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Dec. 5, 10:30 p.m.

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in The Acacia Park Apartments Ballroom, northeast corner of Tejon and Platte. $6; $3 with student ID. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m.

First Thursday, a monthly event created by HyperARTivity for young professional people to meet each other and promote the arts at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. This month features Dr. Suess' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. $4-$8. 634-5583. Thurs., Dec. 7, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Second annual Art Festival/Wine Tasting hosted by Workout, Ltd., an organization dedicated to helping youth become active members of society, at the Manitou Springs Business of Arts Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Includes live auction. $15-$20, 471-4200. Fri., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.

call for entries

Sparrow Hawk Gallery, 3919 Palmer Park Blvd., seeking the work of Colorado artists for its remaining display space. Call 572-6789 for more. Opens in January.

Call for entries by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts for its Warped Weft contemporary textile show to be juried by Heather Thomas, winner of the "Best Nontraditional Piece" at the 16th annual Quilts Show at the Pioneers Museum. Slides, photographs or original artwork may be submitted by Wed., Dec. 20. Call 481-0475.


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clubs & organizations

Business and Professional Republican Women holding their monthly meeting at the United States Olympic Training Center's Presidential Suite. Open to the public. Free, 278-9239. Tues., Dec. 5, 6-7 p.m.

CURE, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, meeting at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St Vrain. Working to reduce crime, recidivism, violence; seek justice and rehabilitate prisoners. 473-4089 or 685-1648. Fri., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Animal Defense is concerned with: the use of animals as food, clothing and entertainment; responsible stewardship of companion animals; dog and cat homelessness and overpopulation; and wildlife issues. The RMAD meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Poor Richard's Restaurant, in the back room. For more information, call 596-7973. Next meeting: Dec. 14.

Brothers of Dorothy and Sisters of Sappho, support groups for lesbian/bi/trans women and gay/bi/trans men at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Free, 471-4429. Brothers meet every Tuesday, 6 pm. Sisters meet every Thursday, 6 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Healthy Holiday Eating at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Call 444-2273 to register. Tues., Dec. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.

A KWYD Christmas Gala at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Featuring prizes, food, entertainment and dancing. Call 385-5933 for more. Wed., Dec. 6, 1:30-3 p.m.

Getting Through the Holidays at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. If you find the holidays difficult or lonely, please join us. Call 385-5933 for more. Mondays, Dec. 11 and 18, 9:30-11:15 a.m.

Holiday Celebration at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Features singing by the Colorado Springs Conservatory. If you bring a $5 wrapped gift appropriate for either a man or woman, you'll be eligible to participate in a gift exchange game. Call 385-5933 for more. Tues., Dec. 19, 1:30-3 p.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. At One Commerce Center, 722 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 103. Fees vary. Call 540-2407 for more.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, sponsored by AARP. For seniors 55 and older, economically disadvantaged and unemployed. Call 635-3579 or visit 2128 E. Bijou St.

volunteer opportunities

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeking zoo docents. No previous experience required. Tour Educators needed for weekday tours. Interpretive Educators needed on weekends. In-depth training begins Jan. 6. Call Judy for more information at 634-8738.

The Wolf Rescue Center seeking volunteers for various tasks, from computer work to helping with daily tours. Call Darlene at 748-8683.

Salvation Army seeking volunteers for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles. Four-hour shifts available at over 50 locations, through Dec. 24. Call 328-0110.

Right to Read Orientation for those interested in volunteering as an adult literacy tutor. Gives you an opportunity to ask questions prior to the 13-hour training workshop. At Penrose Public Library. Tues., Nov. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Caring, supportive adults are needed on Monday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. to rock babies and provide one-on-one attention to toddlers while teens attend parenting sessions at the Sand Creek Family Center. Call 578-3278 or email volunteer services of El Paso County Department of Health and Environment: karen.weber@epcdhe.org

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 Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Dec. 5: It's a Wonderful Life. Dec. 19: Miracle on 34th Street.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Sun., Dec. 10: The 400 Blows, directed by Francois Truffaut. French with English subtitles.

Thursday Night at the Movies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Features Unparalleled: A Journey from the Roots of Telemark Skiing and a hundred-minute-long film featuring the "Best Of" clips from the Sawtooth Film Festival. $5 benefits Colorado Avalanche Information Center and Friends of the Peak. Thurs., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Each travel film is narrated by the filmmaker. Sundays and Mondays, 2 p.m. $6, 634-5583. On Jan. 7-8: Chile Awaits Your Discovery with Stan Walsh.


Learning

Avalanche 101, a slide show and lecture with Nick Logan, a forecaster with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

A free coffee hour/workshop for those considering returning to college at Pikes Peak Community College's Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., in the Breckenridge Conference Center. Fri., Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Register by calling 540-7115.

Toque of the Town, a series of cooking workshops by regional chefs, at Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Program. Meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Caribbean Cuisine" on Dec. 2. "New Orleans Cooking" on Jan. 6. $90 each; proceeds go to PPCC's Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund. Register by calling 540-7579.

Sunday Showcases at the Raptor Center at the Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo, 719/549-2414. Featuring a "resident Colorado creature" every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Free. Next presentation: Dec. 3.

New Mexico artist Jose Armijo discussing his work and how saints have been represented in art at the Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., Dec. 4; call 389-6649. Wed., Dec. 6, noon.

Sister Mary Virginia Orna chronicling her archeological work in Israel and Italy with her talk "The Shroud of Turin and Other Mysteries: Unraveling Traces of the Past through Science" in Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. Free. Wed., Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

Skiing the Sierra Nevada, a program on the presenters' month-long, 200-mile ski tour from Mammoth, Cali., to Mount Whitney, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Estate Planning and Estate Smart Investing presented by Enterprise First Financial Services, LLC, with guest speaker Jane Freeman. Free. At Ent Federal Credit Union, 4545 Galley Road. Thurs., Dec. 7, 10-11:30. Call 380-6550 by Dec. 6 for reservations.

A History of the Colorado Springs Schools by the Historic Preservation Alliance at North Middle School Library, 612 E. Yampa St. Call 471-3454 for more. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m.

Your Spiritual Abilities and Natural Intuition, a free lecture at the Airport Holiday Inn Express, 830 Arrow Plaza Drive, on Thurs., Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. A weekend seminar will be held on Sat.-Sun., Dec. 9-10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 686-0750.

Pikes Peak Community College now registering for its spring semester. Classes begin Jan. 15. For more, contact the PPCC Admissions Center at 540-7113.

Freedom from Co-Dependency, a workshop on building healthier relationships, at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Road. Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. beginning Jan. 16. For more, call 599-8652 Ext. 241.


Literary Events

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon, 577-4291, holding Open Mike Poetry and Readings hosted by Bill Shomaker and Don Burton on Fridays from 7 to 11, starting Dec. 1.

First Friday Fandom, a science-fiction book discussion group meeting the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free, 522-0484. Dec. 1: The Darwath Trilogy by Barbara Hambly.

Friends of the Library Better Book Sale at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Sat., Dec. 2, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 3, noon to 4 p.m.

A Holiday Book Fair presented by Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School and The Chinook Bookshop at the Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Mention Ruth Washburn, and they get 15% of the sale. Sun., Dec. 3, noon to 4 p.m.

First United Methodist Church Book Group discussing Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol in the Church Parlor. Children over ten who have read the book are very welcome to take part in the discussion. Sun., Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m. Call 531-6315 for more.

Author Esther Clibon signing Colorado Story: Passion for the Prairie at Media Play, 651 N. Academy Blvd., 573-1977. Sat., Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Imperium Proviso Publishing offering poetry and short story contests. Cash prizes, and winners will be published. All genres considered. For information, please check out www.imperiumproviso.com or call 473-2765.


Music Concerts

holiday concerts

The Colorado College Community Choir Winter Concert featuring "African Sanctus," Christmas music by African Americans, in CC's Shove Chapel, Nevada and St. Vrain. Fri., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Pueblo Choral Society performing "A Christmas Odyssey" at the Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Avenue. Free. Call 719/544-4455 for more. Sat., Dec. 2, 3 p.m.

Tuba Christmas Concert at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Sat., Dec. 2, 4 p.m.

Holiday Concert by the Vocal Arts Ensemble with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Features Handel's Dixit Dominus, two "orchestra gems" by Gustav Holst, and a selection of a cappella Christmas music. $5-$10, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

Holiday Pops Concert by the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra originally scheduled for Wasson High School now at Palmer High School Auditorium, 301 N. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. Call 633-3901 for more. Sun., Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

Trans Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve and Other Stories at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$35, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Handel's Messiah Sing-Along presented by the Woodland Park Community Singers at Mountain View United Methodist Church. Reception follows. Call 687-9483 for more. Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Martin Murphy Christmas Show at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $26-$32, 520-SHOW. Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Soli Deo Gloria Choir presenting its annual Christmas concert at the Holy Apostles Church, 4925 N. Carefree. Free-will offering. Sat., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

'Tis the Season, a performance by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 10, 3 p.m.

Chant by Candlelight featuring the Schola Cantorum Chant Choir at the Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m.

Holiday Blues Gala featuring members from the Broadway hit It Ain't Nothing But the Blues performing at The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Actors' Theater's outreach programs. Includes appetizers, a desert and champagne toast. $60, 444-0884. Sun., Dec. 10, 5 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols, Colorado College's traditional Christmas candlelight service of reading, carols and choral work in CC's Shove Chapel, Nevada and St. Vrain. Sun., Dec. 10, 6 p.m.

The Manhattan Transfer in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sun., Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

Second annual Christmas Concert by the Steve Barta Trio at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $8, children under 16. $15, adults. Wed., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

14th annual Colorado Springs Chorale's Deck the Hall, featuring award-winning Harrison High School Choralaires, in two shows. At the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., on Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.; $11-$19, 520-SHOW. In a benefit concert for Cresson Elementary School in Cripple Creek's Womack's Event Center on Sat., Dec. 16, 3 p.m.; $10-$25, 634-3737.

JazzTrax Christmas Concert featuring Jonathon Butler, Chris Botti, Alex Bugnon and Wayman Tisdale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25 for General Admission; call 447-9797. Sat., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

Barbershop Singers performing their Christmas Show at Wasson High School. The West Center for Intergenerational Learning planning a trip to the event. Call 444-7340 for more. $3 registration fee and $8 admission fee. Sat., Dec. 16, 2-5:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church Holiday Concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Sun., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony Pops Holiday Spectacular at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6-$41, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 22-23, 8 p.m.

acoustic, folk & country

Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, at a holiday show in the Overlook Caf at UCCS. Call 262-3450 for more. Thurs., Nov. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.

Don Edwards at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $18, 444-0884. Sun., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Michael Martin Murphy Christmas Show at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $26-$32, 520-SHOW. Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Mariachi Tigre, Colorado College's Mexican folk orchestra , performing "Fiesta Guadalupana," a mass and recital of traditional Mexican devotional music at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Sun., Dec. 10, 3 p.m.

15th annual Colorado Springs Guitar Society concert at the Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free admission. Call 599-8761 for more. Date changed to: Mon., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Holiday Concert by the Vocal Arts Ensemble with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Features Handel's Dixit Dominus, two "orchestra gems" by Gustav Holst, and a selection of a cappella Christmas music. $5-$10, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

Trans Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve and Other Stories at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$35, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra playing works by Schubert and Britten in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Second annual Christmas Concert by the Steve Barta Trio at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $8, children under 16. $15, adults. Wed., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony Pops Holiday Spectacular at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6-$41, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 22-23, 8 p.m.

jazz & swing

Colorado College Jazz Ensemble presenting a tribute to Thelonius Monk in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Sun., Dec. 10, 2-5 p.m.

JazzTrax Christmas Concert featuring Jonathon Butler, Chris Botti, Alex Bugnon and Wayman Tisdale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25 for General Admission; call 447-9797. Sat., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

miscellaneous

Experimental Percussionist Le Quan Nihn in Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Tuba Christmas Concert at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Sat., Dec. 2, 4 p.m.

Tom Lasky, contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, singing at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Gallery Road. Free-will offering. Wed., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Call 596-5293 for more.

Colorado College Chamber Chorus performing jazz, Hindu, gospel, classical, spiritual and a cappella selections in Packard Hall on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Tunjung Sari, a performance of Balinese dance and gamelan music, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., Dec. 10, 3 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Right Hand Man with Layman Terms at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Thurs., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

Dr. No with Struck 8 at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Fri., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Dirtnap with Step and C-Sexton at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Filth Industry with Rocket Ajax and Aggressive Persuasion at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Brethren Fast at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Sat., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.

Martin Sexton in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $17; tickets at Worner Center of KRCC. Sat., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Call 389-6680 for more.

Holiday Blues Gala featuring members from the Broadway hit It Ain't Nothing But the Blues performing at The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Actors' Theater's outreach programs. Includes appetizers, a desert and champagne toast. $60, 444-0884. Sun., Dec. 10, 5 p.m.

Jordan Michael Smith, 13-year-old blues sensation, with Jail Breakers at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $3. Sat., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.

music announcements

Auditions at 3022 N. El Paso for the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Pikes Peak Winds Symphony, Encore! Youth Orchestra, Vivace Strings, and Amadeus Strings. Open to musicians 18 and under. Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 633-3901 for audition times and music selections.


Performances

Dance

Dance Nol by the Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $5-$7, 719/542-1211. Sat., Dec. 2, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 3, 2 p.m.

Theater

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performed by the Repertory Theatre Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Nov. 30 through Dec. 17.

An Evening of One Acts at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Features "Snowangel" by Lewis John Carlino and "Not Enough Rope" by Elaine May. $10. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-2, 8 p.m.

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde at Rampart High School. $5-$7, 594-9292 Ext. 235. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-2, 7 p.m.

Manitou Murders at Blue Skies Inn and Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn in which guests play the role of murder suspects for a weekend. Dec. 1-2. Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices.

Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, performed by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, corner of Kiowa and Weber streets. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-9, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. $10-$12, 573-7411.

The Kafkamachine, an installation/performance collage of selections from the works of Franz Kafka at CHAOS-Theatrearts, 802 N. Weber St. Featuring performances by the Art Police. $8, 634-5429. Fri.-Sat., through Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

Show Boat brought to us by the Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $22.60-$35.60, 520-SHOW. Tues.-Wed., Dec. 5-6, 8 p.m.

I Got Up, the senior drama project by Megan Milner in Colorado College's Taylor Theater, adjacent to Bemis Hall. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 8-9, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

An Evening with Charles Dickens, the Sparkler of Albion, a one-man show performed by Geoffrey Harris in the Old Jones Theater, Westcliffe. Sat., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10, 2 p.m.

Black Comedy, a student-run production in Colorado College's Taylor Theater, adjacent to Bemis Hall. Wed.-Sun., Dec. 13-17, 7:30 p.m.

Harvey, a comedy by Mary Chase performed by The Colorado Actors' Theater at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15-$20, 444-0884. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Dec. 17.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a show bringing to life the stories and poems collected by Raja Englanderova about the more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin, a military garrison set up as a Jewish ghetto. Performed by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers at the Main Stage at PPCC's Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy. $5-$10, 540-7418. Fri.-Sat., through Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Matinees at noon on: Fri., Dec. 1; Fri., Dec. 15. Matinees at 2 p.m. on: Sun., Nov. 26; Sun., Dec. 3; Sat. and Sun., Dec. 9 and 10; Sun., Dec. 17.

KCME's Radio Theater presenting Your Money or Your Life, about a kindly thief and a bum, on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

A Kurt Bestor Christmas brought to us by the Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $5-$20, 520-SHOW. Tues., Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Murray Ross with the Colorado Springs Children's Choral, presented by TheatreWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15, adults. $10, children under 12. Call 262-3232. Wed.-Sat., Dec. 20-23, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 24, 4 p.m.

It Had To Be You by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35, 471-PLAY (7529). 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: cocktails and musical entertainment at 6 p.m., gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Extended one final time; remaining dates: Wed., Dec. 6; Thurs., Dec. 7; Sat., Dec. 16; Fri., Dec. 22.

An Evening of Martin Luther King & Langston Hughes, featuring Danny Glover and Felix Justice at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Call 520-SHOW for more. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.

announcements

Auditions by the Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater for its 2001 season at 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Sun., Dec. 3, 1-3 p.m. Callbacks: 3-6 p.m. Call 685-5104 for more information.

Star Bar Players seeking a director for the third retrospective play of their 30th season, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. Proposals are due by December 3. Proposal guidelines available by calling 573-7411. Mail to P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 or call 573-7411. Production dates are March 30 through April 8.

Encore Dinner Theater holding auditions for Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers at 103 Manitou Ave. Seeking men ages 40-55, women 20-55. Call 687-0694 for an appointment. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3.

The Colorado Actors' Theater is looking for volunteer ushers for its production of Harvey. Ushers take tickets and see the show for free. Also looking for daytime office volunteers. Call Kate or Lee Ann for information at 444-0884.

Auditions to be held for February production of Pippin by the Repertory Theatre Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Call 634-5583 for an appointment.


Recreation

Adult recreation

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Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against Tacoma Sabercats on Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:05 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 3, 2:05 p.m. (with a portion of Dec. 3 tickets benefiting Pikes Peak United Way)

Pops on Ice with country music artist Chely Wright, Colorado Springs Symphony and the Broadmoor Skating Club at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $21-$76, 576-2626. Sat., Dec. 16.


Special Events

Worlds AIDS Day Observance, an interdenominational service held at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1 S. Walnut St. Fri., Dec. 1, 6 p.m.

Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis through Monument Park. 5K. Registration fee: $15-$20. Festive holiday costumes encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Southern Colorado branch of the Arthritis Foundation. Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.

Computer and High Tech Show presented by Colorado Computer Show featuring a number of companies exhibiting their products at the Citadel Plaza, 615 N. Chelton Road. Have your computer questions answered by vendors. Admission: $7. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Toys for Tots Benefit Show featuring Rikki Dee Hal & The VooDoo Hawks, Gypsy Groove, Rumor Hazit, Easy Street, The Bluestones, Johnny Graves & The Blue Waves, and more, at the Fire Inn Roadhouse, 2635 Lake Ave., Pueblo, 719/566-6845. Admission: one unopened toy or $5 donation. Sun., Dec 3, noon.

A Celebration of Euchee Indian Tradition presented by a delegation of 20 elders, singers and dancers in Colorado College Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Wed., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

32 Panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at the Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st Street. Available for viewing beginning Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m., through Dec. 18. There will be an Interfaith Service at the Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, ####, on Fri., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. There will also be a healing service on Sun., Dec. 3, 5 p.m. at the PPMCC.

Colorado Prison Moratorium Coalition holding an informational meeting in the Multipurpose Room at the Village at Skyline, 2305 Patriot Heights. The Coalition, comprising 70 community-based organizations, seeks to halt further prison expansion in Colorado and redirect funding to treatment and alternative programs. RSVP to 475-8059 by Dec. 1. Mon., Dec. 4, 6 p.m.

Holiday Events

Electric Safari, a holiday festival of lights featuring over 500,000 lights, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 633-9925. $3-$5. Children 2 and under, free. 5:30-9 p.m., with the last admission ticket sold at 8 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8 through Jan. 1, except Christmas Eve.

Los Ninos Holiday Sale at 1829 North Nevada Ave. Proceeds benefit the Prince of Peace Home for Girls and Full Circle Alternatives, a half-way house for women recovering from substance abuse. Thurs., Nov. 30, 2-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Family Fun Day Activities at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Features hourly entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and hot wassail and cookies on the museum steps from 5-8 p.m. Includes a tuba Christmas concert at 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2.

Trees of Life Lighting Ceremony presented by Pikes Peak Hospice in Acacia Park on Sat., Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m.

16th annual Festival of Lights Parade starting at 5:50 p.m. at the corners of Tejon Street and St. Vrain Street and heading south from there, featuring over 80 entries. Sat., Dec. 2.

Sixth annual Gingerbread Village with the theme "Historic Colorado Springs." Kicks off with the Gingerbread and Jazz Gala at the Historic Day Nursery on Sat., Dec. 2; $75. "Breakfast with Santa" will take place at the Day Nursery on Dec. 9-10; ticket prices vary. Gingerbread House creations on display at the Citadel Mall Dec. 4-25. Call 632-1754 for more information or reservations.

Sixth annual Old Colorado City Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour to benefit the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Seven B&Bs participating. $10-$15. Call 636-1225 or 632-9194 for more. Sun., Dec. 3, 2-6 p.m.

17th annual Holiday Home Tour in the Broadmoor area. Visit four homes decorated for the holiday season. $12-$15. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra. Free parking at St. Paul's Church, west of the Broadmoor Hotel. Call 630-2550 for more. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 8-9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10, noon to 5 p.m.

23nd annual Christmas Posada, a Mexican celebration which dates to the 1550s, re-enacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, in Pueblo. The public is asked to join in the procession, which begins at the Pueblo Convention Center, or await the procession at the Pueblo County Courthouse. Performance by Pueblo Choral Society at the courthouse at 4:30 p.m. Procession begins at 4 p.m. and will end about 4:45 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9.

Christmas Dance hosted by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association at the Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $10-$15. Call 442-1868 for more information and advance registration. Sat., Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m.

Christmas Tour and Artist Showcase presented by the Ute Pass Triangle Chamber of Commerce, featuring six Ute Pass sites (B&Bs, private homes) decorated for the season. Local artists will be featured at each site. $10-$12, 684-9983. Sat., Dec. 10, noon to 4 p.m.

Second annual Sounds of the Season Holiday Home Tour in Woodland Park. Sponsored by Friends of the Dickson Performing Arts Center. Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m.

Twilight Frontier Christmas at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off of 30th Street at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods Park. Features musical entertainment, jingle bell wagon rides, lantern-light tours to the 1860s homestead, hot cider and other refreshments. Sat., Dec. 16, 4-8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17, 4-8 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Family Fun Day Activities at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Features hourly entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and hot wassail and cookies on the museum steps from 5-8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2.

A Christmas Carol, a special interactive children's version, by the Encore! Children's Theatre at the Castaway's, 103 Manitou Ave. $7, 471-PLAY. Saturdays, Dec. 2-30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak "N" Gineers Model Railroad Club will be having an opening in the Green Crest Business Center, 3645 Jeannine Drive, Suite 108. Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10, noon to 4 p.m.

Who Is That Masked Animal? at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 578-6146 for reservations. Sat., Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to noon.


Out of Town Events

Classical

Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing all Beethoven, Dec. 1-3. "Too Hot to Handle" on Dec. 8-10 and Handel's Messiah on Dec. 21-22. A Colorado Christmas, Dec. 14-17. $12-$48, 303/830-8497.

dance

Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum featuring the Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20-$35, 800/641-1222. Through Dec. 3.

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. $18-$100, 520-9090. The Nutcracker, through Dec. 27.

rock, pop & blues

Kissmas Ball with Mandy Moore at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $18.50, 520-9090. Sat., Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Rancid with AFI and The Distillers at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $13. Sun., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

In Flames with Nevermore, Shadows Fall and Burn It Down at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Tues., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Martin Sexton at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 6-7, 9 p.m.

The Original P at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $15. Thurs., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Clutch with Corrosion of Conformity, Flybanger and Sixty Watt Shamen at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $16-$18. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

KBPI Mistletoe Jam with Deftones and Tap Root at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Dokken with Snake River Conspiracy and Rogue at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $16-$17. Tues., Dec. 12, 8 p.m.

Kimball Collins with Jon Bishop, Marci Star and Dragon at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $25. Wed., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.

William Topley at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21. Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 14-16, 8 p.m.

Stanley Jordon at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $20. Fri., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $42, 520-9090. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Charlie Hunter with Robert Walter's 20th Congress at The Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 21+. 303/443-3399. Wed., Jan. 10, 8 p.m.

Stanley Jordan at The Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75-$14.75, 21+. 303/443-3399. Sat., Jan. 13, 9 p.m.

The Funky Meters at The Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 21+. 303/443-3399. Sat., March 24, 9 p.m.

special events

Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features George Stephanopoulos, former deputy campaign manager and director of communications for Clinton/Gore in 1992, on Dec. 4; Dr. Jane Goodall, humanitarian and chimpanzee advocate, on Feb. 13; and Deepak Chopra, M.D., spiritual guide and leader of alternative medicine, on April 11. $100-$2,500 for series package. $15-$52 for individual tickets. Call 303/830-TIXS for more.

Sports

Discovery Health Channel Women's Soccer Challenge at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $12.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Sun., Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165####, 520-9090. Against Dallas Stars: Fri., Dec. 1. Against Tampa Bay Lightning: Mon., Dec. 11. Against Philadelphia Flyers: Wed., Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Against: Fri., Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Against Calgary Flames: Tues., Dec. 19, 8 p.m. Against Los Angeles Kings: Thurs., Dec. 21. Against Vancouver Canucks: Sat., Dec. 23, 8 p.m. Against Edmonton Oilers: Wed., Dec. 27. Against Nashville Predators: Fri., Dec. 29.

Denver Broncos at 2:05 p.m. at Mile High Stadium. $25-$56. Against Seattle Seahawks: Sun., Dec. 10. Against San Francisco 49ers: Sun., Dec. 23.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Against Los Angeles Lakers: Sat., Dec. 18. Against San Antonio Spurs on a Family Night: Fri., Nov. 24. Against Houston Rockets: Thurs., Nov. 30. Against Seattle Sonics on a Family Night: Sat., Dec. 2. Against Philadelphia 76ers: Mon., Dec. 4. Against Miami Heat on a Family Night: Tues., Dec. 12. Against Detroit Pistons on Wed., Dec. 20. Against Portland Trail Blazers on Fri., Dec. 22. Against L.A. Clippers on a Family Night: Tues., Dec. 26. Against L.A. Clippers: Tues., Dec. 26. Against Toronto Raptors: Thurs., Dec. 28. Against Milwaukee Bucks: Sat., Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

theater

Tantulus, the epic production, at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. One more one-day marathon: Dec. 2. $240-$280, 800/641-1222.

The Show Off at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $34-$38, 800/641-1222.. Through Dec. 16.

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris at the Bug Theater, Denver. $10-$15, 303/477-9984. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Thurs., 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Through Dec. 30.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change in the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29-$34, 800/641-1222. Through Dec. 31.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, the absurdist comedy which follows the dashing English aristocrat, Pimpernel, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$60, 800/641-1222. Dec. 13-31.

Annie at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$35, , 800/641-1222. Jan. 5-7, 2001.

Annie, Get Your Gun at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$50, 800/641-1222. Jan. 9-23, 2001.

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