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Art Shows and Galleries

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.

Bentley's Coffee House, 6840 N. Academy Blvd., 268-0830. Featuring Reflections of Yellowstone, an exhibit of mixed media collages by Liz Smith, through Jan. 28.

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 Teachers and Students, a members' show, through Jan. 28.

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, Sherry Moldenhauer, 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. Featuring Art Is ..., an exhibition and retrospective of Charles H. Rockey, Jan. 27 through March 3. Members' preview, 3-4:30 p.m.; opening reception, 4:30 p.m.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring The Colorado College Museum: The Millennium Exhibit, featuring selected items from the Colorado College Museum, which was closed in 1965 and whose items have since been in storage at the Fine Arts Center, Jan. 23 through Feb. 14. Opening reception: Tues., Jan. 23, 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. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, featuring Carol Dass, Laurel Swab and Dawn Wilde, Jan. 20 through March 18. Watermedia XII: Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, Jan. 20 through March 4. The Lyrical Line: Edgar Britton's Passion for the Human Figure, Jan. 20 through May 13. Mayer Collection of Twentieth Century American Prints, Jan. 20 through April 15. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 19, 4-7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Then, No Two Alike: African-American Quilts, 22 quilts all using square-within-a-square patterns, collected by Californian Eli Leon, through March 31.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Super Bowls, Jan. 18-30.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring Journeys Taken, oil-on-clay wall reliefs and colored pencil drawings by Deb Komitor, through Jan. 23.

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 January. A portion of the proceeds benefit families on the Navaho Reservation.

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 still lifes by Margaret Kasahara through Feb. 16.

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, through Feb. 2.

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 Inner Landscapes, paintings by Beth Erlander, through January 31.

New West Art & Frame, 4689 Centennial Blvd., 528-2402. Mon.-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring A Changing Vision, an exhibit in mixed media, acrylic and collage by Carol Ettenger, through January.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring Felix Navidad, featuring new works by Tracy and Sushe Felix, through Jan. 31.

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 A Multi Media Extravaganza, an exhibit by three area artists and three guest artists, through Feb. 9.

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.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 3241/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring New Paintings, an exhibit by Steve Flynn, through March 9.

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 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.

Tao Caf, 820 N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Featuring work by Lise Photography through Feb. 14.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Warped Weft, an exhibit of fine fiber art, with an emphasis on contemporary and original art. In the Community Gallery, A Touching Experience, by local artist Tish Lacy Reed. In the resident artists' gallery, Scorched Earth, by Nikki Holbrook and Pat Sheridan. Through Jan. 30

USA Artists Caf Gallery, 2318 E. Platte Ave., 475-1311. Tues.-Sat., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring work by nine artists.

U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffrey, 25 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 100. Features exhibit by the Colorado Springs Art Guild, through March 10. Reception on Fri., Jan. 19, 5-7 p.m.

arts events and programs

Architecture lecture series by Chuck Benson in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Begins with: "An Introduction to the Highlights of Art and Architecture of India" on Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Gilligan's Island Luau Dance, Party and Dinner to benefit the Business of Arts Center in Manitou Springs City Hall Banquet Room, 606 Manitou Ave. Beach attire required. Live music by Irie Still. $25, 685-1861. Sat., Jan. 20, 7-11 a.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, a re-broadcast of their September 1998 interview with C.H. Rockey in anticipation of his one-man exhibit opening on Jan. 27. Sat., Jan. 20, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Jan. 23, 10:30 p.m.

Belly Dancing workshops and performance in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Veil Dancing workshop at 1:30 p.m.; Middle Eastern Rhythms workshop at 3:30 p.m. Performance at 7 p.m. Both workshops: $25-$30. Show: $10-$12. Package: $35. Call 481-9853. Registration: 1:15 p.m. Sun., Jan. 21.

Gallery Talks at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5583. With Penny Stewart of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society on Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m. With Jane Hilberry, author of The Erotic Art of Edgar Britton, on Sat., Jan. 20, 11 a.m. With the artists featured in exhibit Something New on Wed., Jan. 24, noon.

All-singles Country Dance Lesson at the downtown YMCA. Non-intimidating atmosphere, easy to learn dances. Beginners welcome. $5. Fri., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.

Gallery Talks at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Features Tish Lacy Reed, a master of collage work and an instructor in the medium of touch drawing, on Sat., Jan. 27, 11 a.m. Features Laura Reilly on her southwest landscape and still life painting on Sat., Feb. 17, 11 a.m.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Orientation to Cohousing, for those interested in living one mile from downtown with individuals who believe in community, at Rawhide Realty, 7705 Campus Drive, Suite 200. Free child care. Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m. www.ColoSpringsCohousing.com

Discussion on paganism, an open discussion about the beliefs and practices of modern pagans, by Earth Spirit Pagans in the Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. Call 800/731-2650 for more. Wed., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m.

Small grants available to help create parade entries for the Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade. Parade happens this year on February 24. Deadline extended to Feb. 2. Submit paragraph description of what you would like to do for the parade, with sketch where appropriate, and include all contact info. Mail to: Manitou Springs Carnivale, P.O. Box 847, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. For more call Joel at 685.1950.

health & healing

New Beginnings Marathon, an inspirational workshop featuring 6 keynote speakers on various eating-disorder subjects such as anorexia, bulemia and complusive eating. A question-and-answer period follows. Downstairs at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Rd. Sat., Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Overeaters Anonymous at 475-0037 for more.

Herbal Aphrodisiacs and Love Potions, a workshop where you will learn recipes and formulas to enhance your love life naturally. At Celebrations Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave, $28-$35, Ashley, 578-1180. Sun., Feb. 4, 2-4p.m

senior programs & activities

Third annual Crock Pot Cook-Off at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $1.75 donation suggested. Cooks eat for free. Sign-up by Jan. 19. Thurs., Jan. 25, 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Step Aerobics for Seniors at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St. Call 444-7340 to register.

Young at Art, a new monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$8, includes refreshments. On Wed., Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m.: "What's It All About?" on contemporary art.

volunteer opportunities

Children's Literacy Center holding a volunteer orientation at the Citadel Barnes and Noble. Thurs., Jan. 25, 5:15 p.m.; Tues., Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m. Call Mary Anne for more: 471-8672.

The Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence is seeking professional, caring and dedicated volunteers. The 2001 Winter Volunteer Training starts Jan. 25th. An application process must be completed beforehand. For more information, please call Stephanie at 719.633.1462 ext.1025.

Film & Video

Depleated Uranium Documentary, about the use of uranium in the Gulf War and effects of depleted uranium today. Presented by the Pikes Peak Peace and Justice Commission at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa. Free, 632-6189. Tues., Jan 16, 7 p.m.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Av., Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Free. Jan. 18: Bob Le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) (1956) by Jean-Pierre Melville. (Subtitled in English).

Best of the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Tues., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.

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., Feb. 11: Small Change, directed by Francios Truffaut. French with English subtitles.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Feb. 13: Romeo and Juliet. Feb. 27: Lawrence of Arabia.


Learning

Architecture lecture series by Chuck Benson in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Begins with: "An Introduction to the Highlights of Art and Architecture of India" on Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Mixed Climbing in the Canadian Rockies, a multi-media show and booksigning with Sean Isaac, author of the book by the same name, at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

Hidden Women of the Gospel with retreat leader Kathy Coffey at Mount St. Francis, Stonehaven, Franciscan Center, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. $35, partial scholarships available, includes lunch. Call 594-6050 to register. Fri., Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

High Plains Land Management seminar for residents of the high plains to discuss weed management, living with wildlife, establishing shelterbelts, livestock grazing practices and more. Offered by Colorado State University at Hanover School, 17050 Peyton Highway. $20. Call 636-8920 by Jan. 22 to register. Tues., Jan. 23.

The Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited presenting "Fly Fishing South America" with Bill Peisner, who hosts flyfishing trips to the Patagonia region of South America, in the ballroom of The Retired Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Circle. Free, non-members welcome. Tues., Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Call 231-5450 for more information.

Orientation to a Voluntary Simplicity discussion course. Escape consumerism -- create your own American Dream! Come learn about our 8-week discussion course on simple living. Offered by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Call 632-6189 for more info. Wed., Jan. 24, 7p.m

Snowball Earth and Early Animal Evolution, the Roberts Endowed Lecture in the Natural Sciences, by Dr. Paul Hoffman in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache la Poudre and Cascade. Wed., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Regional History Series featuring "Before Ludlow: A Social History of the Cripple Creek Miners and Their 1904 Strike" By Katherine Sturdevant at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Thurs., Jan. 25.

Manitou Springs Historic Speakers Series at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee St., presented by local authors, artists and experts. On Sun., Jan. 21, 3 p.m.: "Put a Lid on It -- A History of Manitou's Bottling Plants." On Sun., Feb. 4, 3 p.m.: "School Days and Hangin' Out" on growing up in Manitou Springs. On Sun., Feb. 18, 3 p.m.: "The Indians of Manitou Springs."


Literary Events

Star Trek Book Group at the Citadel Barnes & Noble, 637-8282. A fusion of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group and the Star Trek Association of Colorado Springs. Call 687-6543 for more. Meets Thurs., Jan. 18, 7:15 p.m.

Local romance author Karen Fox signing Prince of Charming at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Jan. 20, noon.

Lively Exchange Reading Group, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month ##except in December## at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley on Tues., Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m.

Gay Male Fiction Book Club discussing The Coming Storm by Paul Russell on Jan. 24. For more, call 634-3731.

Lively Exchange Reading Group: A Space Odyssey, a new reading group focusing on science fiction/fantasy titles, meeting on the last Tuesday of every month at the Sand Creek Branch Library. Next meeting: Discussing Across Realtime by Vernor Vinge on Tues., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Call 597-7070 for more.

CPA Barry Blackman, an expert on taxes for writers, speaking at the next meeting of the Pikes Peak Romance Writers on Jan. 28, at 2:00 p.m., in the community room at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard Street. For more information, call 392-3740.

Bagels and The Bard, First United Methodist Church First Sunday Book Group discussing Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in the church parlor. The discussion will be led by Dr. Janice Hayes UCCS. Bagels and coffee available. Call 531-6315 for more. Sun., Feb. 4, 12:30 p.m.

Conrad Hilberry, award-winning poet whose books include Sorting the Smoke and Player Piano, reading in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing Rameau's Nephew by Diderot on Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

R.S. Gwynn, a great comic poet whose books include No Word of reading in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet whose recent books include Beowulf and Open Ground, in Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Mon., April 16, 7:30 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Cheryl Wheeler at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $10-$15, 278-8108. Fri., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Open Stage Performance featuring Black Rose at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 278-8108. Fri., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Technical Sergeant Lucas Munce on saxophone and Technical Sergeant Leo Canale on percussion at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting the Norman Leyden Big Band Bash as part of its Symphony Pops series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 2-3, 8 p.m.

Recital by John Carpenter, baritone, and Abe Minzer, pianist, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features work by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, R. Strauss, Wagner. $5-$10, 634-5583. Sat., Feb. 3, 2001 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting "Violin Valentin" with Cee Yun on violin as part of its Classical Masterworks series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$44, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet performing at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $17.50-$20. Sat., Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 18, 3 p.m.

jazz & swing

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, big band swing of the '40s and '50s, performing twice in the area. Performing at the Air Force Academy's ballroom in Arnold Hall on Sat., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.; $20, call 333-4497. And as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo, on Mon., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., $15-$20, 719/542-1211.

miscellaneous

Sacred Concert Series featuring The Denver Brass, the Co. Isle of Mull/St. Andrew Pipes and Drums and The Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $ TBA. Sun., Jan. 21, 5 p.m.

Festival Fridays every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. $4-$5. Features Cabaret Diosa on Jan. 19. And Poquito Maz on Jan. 26.

reggae

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, featuring Boom Shaka and Casper & the 602 Band, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $19-$24, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Peace and Justice Coffee House Blues Unplugged featuring Magic Dave, Smokin' Joe Scallio and Joe Jaquez at 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Open mike. Coffee, tea and dessert provided. Free. Thurs., Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m.

Eric Johnson and Alien Love Child with The Derek Trucks Band at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $22.50-$25, 800-965-4827. Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

Filth Industry with Dysfunkional Therapy at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. All ages. Free advance tickets available at Independent Records for those 21+. At the door: $3, over 21; $5, under 21. Doors are at 8, show at 9. Sat., Feb. 17.


Performances

Dance

David Parsons and Company at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $19-$36, 520-SHOW. Fri., Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Theater

Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35; discounts available. 471-PLAY (7529). Cocktails and musical entertainment at 6 p.m., gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Jan. 26.

An Evening of Martin Luther King & Langston Hughes, featuring Danny Glover and Felix Justice at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$30, or $75 for the performance and pre-performance reception to benefit TheatreWorks, the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration and the Colorado Springs Urban League. Call 520-SHOW. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.

Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring, performed by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, corner of Kiowa and Weber streets, Colorado Springs. Fri.-Sat., through Feb. 3, 8 p.m. (except Jan. 27 and 28) Sun., Feb. 4, 2 p.m. $10-$12, 573-7411.

The Nest, by Franz Zaver Kroetz starring David Millbern and Gillian Marloth and 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. Feb. 7-25.

KCME's Radio Theater presenting a funny mystery, Murder Among the Psychologists, a spoof of 1930s' psychology on a university campus on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Feb. 8, 8 p.m.

Pippin performed by the Repertory Theatre Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Feb. 9-25.

Jekell and Hyde, The Musical at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$39.50, 520-SHOW. Mon.-Tues., Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m.

Surviving Selma presented by TheatreWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15. Call 262-3232. Fri., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 18, 4 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 25, 4 p.m.

Porgy and Bess in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sun., Feb. 25, 2 p.m.

announcements

The Upstart Performing Ensemble announcing auditions for their production of The Elephant Man at the Upstart Home Office, 303 N. Institute, Apt. A. Bring prepared monologue 2 to 4 minutes long. Be prepared for improvs and cold readings. Mon.-Tues., Feb. 5-6, t p.m. with callbacks on Feb. 7. Call 636-5089.

Star Bar Players will be holding auditions for Rosencrantz and Guildenstarn Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (author of Shakespeare in Love) on Sat., Feb. 3, at the Lon Chaney Theater. Production dates are March 30-April 8. For more information, call 573-7411.


Recreation

Cross Country Skiing, an introduction by experts from Mountain Chalet, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Jan. 20, 1-2 p.m.

Snowshoers invited to add your name to El Paso County Parks' list of snowshoers. When the snow is deep enough, they'll call you for an impromptu hike. Call 520-6387.

Air Force Basketball Camp for women of all ages at the AFA's Clune Arena. $20, includes T-shirt, lunch and admission to the Falcon's Feb. 3 game against Utah. Registration deadline: Jan. 20. Call 333-2056. Sun., Feb. 4, noon to 2 p.m.

Pikes Peak Soccer Club seeking players for its U12 boys competitive team and a U14 interleague team. Registrations also being accepted for the spring 2001 recreational soccer season. For ages 5 -- 18. Deadline: January 31. After that date, late fee applies. Call 590-9977 for more.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against the Bakersfield Condors: Fri.-Sat., Jan. 19-20, 7:05 p.m. Against the Tacoma Sabercats on Fri.-Sat, Feb. 2-3, 7:05 p.m. Against the Phoenix Mustangs on Mon.-Tues., Feb. 5-6, 7:05 p.m.

Ice Speedway Tour, motorcycle ice races, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Thurs., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition game featuring NHL alumni against former CC and DU alumni at the Air Force Academy Fieldhouse. $10, to benefit the Colorado Springs Youth Hockey Association. Call 630-0422 for more. Tues., Jan. 30, 7:05 p.m.


Special Events

Colorado Ice Fest 2001 in Cripple Creek and Woodland Park. Highlights include the National Ice Carving Association team and single carver competitions on Jan. 20-21. Carving seminars will be offered during the weekdays, Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 22-26, $4. For more, call 719/687-7375.

Gilligan's Island Luau Dance, Party and Dinner to benefit the Business of Arts Center in Manitou Springs City Hall Banquet Room, 606 Manitou Ave. Beach attire required. Live music by Irie Still. $25, 685-1861. Sat., Jan. 20, 7-11 a.m.

Mochitsuki, a traditional Japanese rice pounding outdoor ceremony celebrating the New Year, in CC's Worner Quad. Free; call 389-6607 for more. Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to noon.

Southern Colorado Sports and Arms Expo at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. $5. Children 12 and under free, with a paid adult. Fri., Jan. 26, noon to 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Soul-Link Spirituality Retreat in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For those who consider themselves spiritual, but not religious. Includes discussions, lunch and networking. $5. Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

28th Anniversary Celebration of Roe v. Wade featuring a 15-minute educational presentation by Liz Feder and a stand-up comedy performance Kristina Hall, in Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. Sponsored by the Pro-Choice Coalition of Colorado Springs. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Donation: $10/person, $19/couple. Call Cindy at 573-8883. Sat., Jan. 27.

A Night with the Stars to benefit the Colorado Springs Youth Hockey Association at Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Featuring former NHL stars Phil Esposito, Jari Kurri and Neal Broten. $5. Call 630-0422 for more. Mon., Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m.

New Beginnings Marathon, an inspirational workshop featuring 6 keynote speakers on various eating-disorder subjects such as anorexia, bulemia and complusive eating. A question-and-answer period follows. Downstairs at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Rd. Sat., Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Overeaters Anonymous at 475-0037 for more.

RV and Boat Show at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Thurs., Feb. 1, noon to 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carnivale, a weekend of Mardi Gras-style festivities in Manitou Springs. Begins with a family-friendly Grande Ball in Memorial Hall on Fri., Feb. 23, 6-10 p.m.; $8 for singles, $15 for couples, $20 for families. Party in the Park, in Soda Springs Park, on Sat., Feb. 24, with the Gumbo Cook-Off at 11 a.m. and the Carnivale Parade kicking off at 1 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.


Youth and Family Events

Gregory Popovich's Pet and Comedy Theatre, as part of the Children's Playhouse Series, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Sat., Feb. 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Teen Resource Center, offering educational programs for teens to complete their education, gain employment and acquire usable tools for successful living at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa, 444-5211. Open Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Cheryl Wheeler in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

Chuck Pyle in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky with Susan Werner in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

dance

Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet performing "Winter Dances" in the Aspen District Theatre, Aspen. Features Everyday Incarnation by Nicolo Fonte, Sonatine by George Balanchine, Ave Maria by Dwight Rhoden (an ASFB premiere), The Envelope by David Parsons (an ASFB premiere). Call 800/905-3315 for ticket information. Jan. 20-23, 8 p.m.

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. $18-$100, 520-9090. Swan Lake, March 3-18.

opera

Puccini's Turnadot in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $17-$130, 800/641-1222. Through Jan. 23.

Little Women, La Boheme and Gloriana presented by Central City Opera's 2001 season in the Central City Opera House, Blackhawk (about an hour west of Denver). Little Women and Gloriana are sung in English. La Boheme is sung in Italian, with English subtitles. $39-$69, 800/851-8175. June 30 through Aug. 12, 2001.

rock, pop & blues

Jupiter Coyote at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. 303/322-2308, $7. Thurs., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

The Big Wu at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

The New Deal at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.

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

Dan Hicks and Hot Licks at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Over-21. Mon., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.

Galactic featuring Les Claypool and Lake Trout at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $36, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

Kool Keith at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sat., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.

Merl Saunders at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 1, 9 p.m.

Maceo Parker with Deep Banana Blackout at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Ages 16+. $22.25-$25.25, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

Linkin Park at the Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303/380-2333. $15.25. Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

The Zen Tricksters at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $8. Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

John Brown's Body with The B-Side Players at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50-$10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 18, 9 p.m.

Pantera with Morbid Angel and Soulfly at the Denver Coliseum. $30, 800-965-4827. Tues., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

Eve 6 with V.A.S.T. at the Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303/380-2333. $16.75. Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Funky Meters at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 21+. 303/443-3399. Sat.-Sun, March 24-25, 9 p.m.

U2 with PJ Harvey at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Fri., April 6, 8 p.m.

special events

Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features George Stephanopoulos, rescheduled to Jan. 16. 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

Harlem Globetrotters at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $$$$$$$, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 11, 4 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Against Chicago Blackhawks on Fri., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Against Washington Capitals on Wed., Feb. 7. Against the Calgary Flames on Fri., Feb. 9. Against the St. Louis Blues on Sat., Feb. 10.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Against Dallas Mavericks on Sat., Jan. 27. Against Utah Jazz on Mon., Jan. 29. Against the New York Knicks on Family Night, Tues., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Against the Washington Wizards on Sun., Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

theater

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

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Through Feb. 3.

Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), a regional premiere at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Through Feb. 3.

Henry V by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Through Feb. 3.

Amy's View, David Hare's London and Broadway hit that explores the natural conflict between popular culture and high art, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $23-$31, 800/641-1222. Through Feb. 24.

1933, an adaptation of the novel 1933 Was a Bad Year by John Faur in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $28-$38, 800/641-1222. Through March 3.

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