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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring pastel and charcoal works by Chipeta Elementary Students on an ongoing basis and a photography exhibit by Joel Strayer, through Feb. 18.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Featuring the work of Maria Westy Bush in honor of Black History Month. Through March 31.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center, 260-1873. Featuring the work of Charles Wysocki, through Feb. 14.

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. Featuring a show of the work of students from Lewis-Palmer High School, Feb. 13-17. Featuring recent work by Barbara Resch and Margaret Kasahara, Feb. 20 through May 17, with a reception on Fri., Feb. 23, 6-9 p.m.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon, 577-4291. Featuring work by clients and volunteers of Haven House, which is a non-profit drop-in center for homeless, mentally ill and disabled people located at 111 N. Walnut. All art is available by suggested donation. Through Feb. 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 Red Hots, a members' show, through Feb. 18. Featuring Lasting Impressions, the welded steel sculptures of Don Orr, Feb. 23 through March 18. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m.

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, through March 3.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring watercolor paintings of regional scenery by local artist Frank Davey, through March.

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, through Feb. 14. Featuring Kathmandu, handmade paper fabric, apparel and other work by Nepali artist Deepak Shrestha, plus Kathmandu Suite, painted poems and photographs by Tom Leech and Jake Norton, Feb. 21 through March 14.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by Robert Aerther, Brenda Cameron, Elizabeth S. Fuller, Conrad Nelson, Skip Odell and the Manitou Springs School District 14.

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. Watermedia XII: Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, through March 4. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, featuring Carol Dass, Laurel Swab and Dawn Wilde, through March 18. Mayer Collection of Twentieth Century American Prints, through April 15. The Lyrical Line: Edgar Britton's Passion for the Human Figure, through May 13.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 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 Cheyenne Mountain Student Art, featuring work by its AP Studio Art Class, through Feb. 13. Featuring A Painter, a Potter and a Sculpture, work by Shalimar Butterworth, Casey Hankin and Evelyn Baldwin, Feb. 16 through March 13; reception on Fri., Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Looking Back: A Retrospective by Conrad Nelson, through May 2. Reception on Thurs., Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring steel, copper and brass sculptures by Jeffrey S. Keller, through Feb. 28.

Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studios, 118.5 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Thurs.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Features work by Brenda Cameron, Judy Ditmore and Rebecca Yaffe.

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 Art Faculty's Biennial Exhibit, Feb. 16 through March 30. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring artist Alexandra Feinstein, through March 13.

Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring the award-winning work of wildlife and nature artist Bonnie Coffman Cline, Feb. 28.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring paintings by Barbara Rotzoll and photographs by the members of Circle of Confusion through April 16.

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 Annual Student Art Show, through March 3.

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.

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.

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 Time and Place, a century of women artists, with one woman representing each decade, in the White Gallery; 10 x 10: Repetition in Art, an invitational of Front Range artists; and Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Colorado Actors' Theater presenting the polaroid emulsion transfers and photo/mixed-media collage work of Ryan Spencer in conjunction with the production of The Nest. Through Feb. 25.

Sparrow Hawk Gallery, 3919 Palmer Park Blvd., 572-6789. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Works by 30 diverse artists including new artist Ernie Ferguson. Gallery also offering art classes with Donna Francis.

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 Colorado Art Education Association Exhibit in the Main Gallery; Laura Reilly's In a Painter's Light in the Community Gallery; and work by local printmaker Pat Garlan in the artists' gallery. Through Feb. 25.

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.

arts events and programs

"A Radical What? My Experience with Art and Activism" by songwriter and activist Holly Near in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre avenues. Tickets required, available at Worner Desk. Thurs., Feb. 8, 1:30 p.m. [For more on Near's Feb. 9 concert, see Music Concerts.]

"Performance in the 21st Century" by Richard Schechner, a leading performance art theorist, in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Thurs., Feb. 8, 3:15 p.m.

Open Drumming Circle monthly at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Bring your drums and other rhythm instruments. Children, adults and elders welcome. Sat., Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m.

Architecture lecture series by Chuck Benson in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. "Art and Architecture of South-east Asia" on Thurs., Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Gallery Talk at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Features Laura Reilly on her southwest landscape and still life painting on Sat., Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with David Parsons, dancer, choreographer and founder of David Parsons and Company who will be performing Feb. 16, with a review of the CSSO's performance of Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Ravel. Sat., Feb. 10, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Feb. 13, 10:30 p.m.

McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Rally to end the dealth penalty sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 632-6189. Interfaith prayer service at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., followed by a candlelight procession to the Metro Jail on Cascade and Vermijo. Sun., Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

Adoption Alliance holding an open house at their new location, 30 E. Rio Grande Street, on Tues., Feb. 13, 3-7 p.m. RSVP to 636-9140. Also holding biweekly informational meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. or 7 p.m. respectively.

Housing Advocacy Coalition meeting at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Sat., Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m. Call 634-0738 for more.

Food Co-op Buying Club, aimed at creating a more just and healthy food system, holding an organizational meeting at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute St., 632-6189. Learn about options and share ideas. Thurs., March 8, 7 p.m.

health & healing

Ask-a-Lawyer, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, on questions regarding Social Security disability only, on Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 800/475-6447.

Peaceful Mountain Acupuncture Clinic holding a five-class series on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbology at 31 N. Tejon St., Suite 300. Free. 45-minute class followed by a 30-minute Q&A period. Five Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 13 through March 13. Call 473-0522 for reservations.

Herbs: The Green Pharmacy featuring Nan Stilwagen on herbal approaches to achieving and maintaining your health, presented by the Pikes Peak Herb Association at the Winslow Retirement Center, 3920 E. San Miguel. $1-$3, plus a canned good. Fri., Feb. 16, 5:45 p.m.

Politics & civic activism

senior programs & activities

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., Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m.: "Explore Your Creative Side," with hands-on activities.

Dance to live Big Band and modern music by volunteer bands at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $2 donation suggested. Thursdays, through May 31, 1:30-3 p.m.

The Yellow Book, a directory of senior services in El Paso, Teller and Park counties, is available at public libraries, senior centers, and the Senior Information and Assistance Center at 15 S. 7th St. Call 471-2096 for more.

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

Golden Circle Nutrition Program offers a hot lunch daily to seniors 60 and older at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manitou Springs. $2. Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

Community Mentor Center seeking adults to mentor area youth. Mentors are friends, role models and listeners, and are very effective toward making a difference in the life of a young person. Call 444-5414.

Community Partnership for Child Development seeking volunteers to work in a preschool setting with kids ages 3-5. Volunteers work on a flexible basis. Call 635-1536, Ext. 233.

First Visitor needs volunteers interested in helping new families by offering emotional support and friendship, providing information on child growth and development, and helping parents learn positive parenting skills. Call 578-6120.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe house to assist women in early recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, needs volunteers 24-7 for 12-step service work. Call 471-4372.

Hospice of the Comforter seeks volunteers to assist in providing hospice services to terminally ill patients. Call 573-4166.

Inside/Out, a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning youth organization, seeking volunteers. Call 328-1056 for more information.

Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful seeking volunteers for educational programming, beautification projects and litter-free projects. Call 577-9111.


Film & Video

The Democratic Promise Saul Alinsky and His Legacy, a video profiling the father of modern-day citizens' movements, at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. The 1999 film by the Chicago Video Project offers community leaders and organizers a historical perspective on the roots, purpose and potential of grassroots movements. Discussion to follow. Co-sponsored by the Housing Advocacy Coalition. Tues., Feb. 13, 7 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. $3. Feb. 13: Romeo and Juliet. Feb. 27: Lawrence of Arabia.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Av., Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Free. Feb. 15: Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle) (1970) by Jean-Pierre Melville. (Subtitled in English). March 15: Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter) (Subtitled in English).

Local History Film Fest on local Tri-Lakes and Front Range history at the Pinecrest Lodge Event Center, 106 Greeley Blvd., Palmer Lake, on Sun., Feb. 25. $1-$3, with proceeds benefiting the Palmer Lake Branch Library/Lucretia Vaile Museum. At 10 a.m.: Faith and Fortitude, on the Monument Community Presbytian. At 11 a.m.: Milestones: on the history of Monument. Noon: Divide Country: on pioneer ranches and the open spaces of our region (bring bag lunch). At 1 p.m.: Ski Train to Winter Park, a train buff's delight. At 2 p.m.: The Treasure of the Cripple Creek Mining District, recently nominated for an Emmy. At 3 p.m.: A Landmark for All, a history of Castle Rock. At 4 p.m.: The Village on the Divide, a look at one of the first tourist resorts on the Front Range. At 5 p.m.: Colorado College, on the history of this private, pioneer college.

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 March 4-5: Changed to Slovenia & Croatia: From Alps to the Sea.

The Art of Film Music, a class offered by the Pikes Peak Education Cooperative, 633-9373, at the Sound Shop, 528 S. Tejon St. $35. Wed., March 21 and 28, 6:30-10 p.m.


Learning

Richard Schechner, leading performance art theorist, discussing "Performance in the 21st Century" in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Thurs., Feb. 8, 3:15 p.m.

Dr. Suess and Japan, 1941-1954, a lecture and slide presentation by Professor Dick Minear, in Colorado College's Max Kade Theatre, on the third floor of Armstrong Hall, northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Thurs., Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Community College offering cooking classes to the public. First Saturday of the month through May, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn from local chefs. March 3: "Colorado Cuisine." $60 per class. For reservations, call 540-7579 or 540-7371.

Curiosity Unlimited presenting a series of speakers in the Brooks Room of the Library Building of UCCS. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. Free. On Fri., March 9: Prof Virginia Lynch on Forensic Nursing.

The Ultimate Woven Miniatures, a lecture on a specialized type of weaving called Stevengraphs, produced in Coventry, England, from 1863 until 1940, presented by local weaver Diane Fabeck to the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild at the Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. La Salle. Fri., Feb. 9, 9 a.m.

Colorado Springs Jung Society presenting a lecture and a workshop at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. On Fri., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: "Jung and the Alchemical Imagination," $8-$12. On Sat., Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: "Alchemy, Dreams and Personal Transformation," $25-$35. Discounts for students. Call 685-4205 for more.

A Simple Lifestyle: The Path to Nonviolence, an evening with Byron Plumley, Denver social justice activist and Regis University Professor, at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Call 632-6189 in advance if you would like child care or sign language interpretation. Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Sand Creek Massacre Lecture by National Park Service historian and writer Jerome A. Green on the search for the site of the 1864 massacre and last year's designation of the location, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 1401 Recreation Way. Seating is limited; call 578-6777 for reservations. Sun., Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

Ven. Thubten Chodron, author of Open Heart Clear Mind, What Color Is Your Mind, and Taming the Monkey Mind, speaking on "Becoming Your Own Therapist" at the Center at the Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Suggested donation: $5 per night. Mon.-Wed., Feb. 12-14, 7-9 p.m. Call 635-7804.

Wild Animals in Distress, a presentation on what to do when you find a wild animal in distress, by the Wild Forever Foundation at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Wed., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Call 596-4901 for more.

Minding Your Business, a free tour on the business resources available at the library, the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Sat., Feb. 17, 9 a.m.

Architecture lecture series by Chuck Benson in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. "Art and Architecture of South-east Asia" on Thurs., Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Manitou Springs Historic Speakers Series at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee St., presented by local authors, artists and experts. On Sun., Feb. 18, 3 p.m.: "The Indians of Manitou Springs." On Sun., March 4, 3 p.m.: "Every Picture Tells the Story: Photos to Pixels." On Sun., March 18, 3 p.m.: "Hooked on Classics: Manitou's Historic Motels."

Mountaineer Gary Scott presenting a slide show of his trekking adventures in Nepal's Himalayas at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by the Colorado Mountain Club. Tues., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Call 635-5330 for more.

Strengthening the Economy while Respecting the Community and Enviroment, by Michael Kinsley of the Rocky Mountain Institute, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre avenues. Free. Wed., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Robert Fogel, 1993 Nobel Prize--winner in Economics, who has contributed important, albeit controverial, research on the role of railways in the American economy, discussing "Technophysioevolution and the Burden of Age-Related Diseases" in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre avenues. Free. Fri., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Greening the Home, a sustainable living workshop offered by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 632-6189, at 424 W. Kiowa St. $4 suggested donation. Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Visiting professor Susan Scarberry-Garcia lecturing on "Wrapped in Shawls and Scarves: Traditional Clothing of Navajo, Pueblo and Khanty Women," at the Women's Educational Society luncheon in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10.25; call 389-6649 for reservations. Wed., Feb. 28, noon.

Talk English!, free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced English learners. At the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., on Tuesdays in Feburary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Penrose Public Library, on Thursdays in Feburary, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The African Bush by Janet Rose and Don Allred at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region offered by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., or Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rampart High School, Room 16, 8250 Lexington Ave. $40, or $5 per class. Through April 4. Call 636-8923.

$1,000 scholarship for the 2001-2002 academic year to be presented by The Colorado Springs Branch of the American Association of University Women. Available for female students who will be entering their senior year in an undergraduate degree program or entering a graduate degree program. Must be residents of the Colorado Springs area and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. Financial need must be clearly indicated. References and financial information are required. Deadline: March 1, 2001. For more, please call 593-7967 or 633-7925.


Literary Events

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.

George Thomas signing his book Lewis and Clark Trail: The Photo Journal, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Feb. 17, noon.

Craig Arnold giving a poetry reading at UCCS' University Center Room 122, followed by a Q&A session, on Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Leading a Poetry West workshop in Colorado College's Worner Center, Room 211, on Sat., Feb. 24, 1-3 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.

Jerome Davis signing his book Waiting to Expire: The Incoherent Ramblings of an Inebriated Soul, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Feb. 24, 1 p.m.

Fiction Writers Group for aspiring and published writers at the Citadel Barnes and Noble. Meeting on Mon., Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Call 574-5571 for more.

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 The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love by Joan Medlicott on Tues., Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.

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 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke on Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Call 597-7070 for more.

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 The Tempest by William Shakespeare on Thurs., March 8, 6:45-8:45 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.

Marilyn Nelson, prize-winning poet whose books include The Homeplace and Fields of Praise, in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., April 26, 7:30 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Songwriter and activist Holly Near performing "Singing for Our Lives" in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre avenues. Tickets required, available at Worner Desk. Thurs., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Open Stage Performance featuring Bill and Bonnie Hearne at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 278-8108. Fri., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Open Stage Performance featuring Eidolon at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 278-8108. Fri., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Karen Brandow and Charlie King, political folk due, performing in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free, but donations will be collected to benefit the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission's scholarship for high school seniors. Sun., Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

Classical Guitarist Alejandro Dvila, with the Colorado Guitar Duo performing in the second half of the show, at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15, 444-0884. Sun., Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

Don Conoscenti with Joe Uveges in an intimate house concert presented by The Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $8; call 389-0719 for reservations. Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Lunasa, called the "hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet" by The Irish Voice, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $ TBA. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.

Nathan Ficher, classical guitarist, presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$12, 528-6395. Sat., March 10, 7 p.m.

choral

Pueblo Choral Society performing "A Continental Odyssey" at the University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. Features local high school choirs performing world music. $7-$8. Call 719/544-4455 for more. Sat., Feb. 24.

The Gospel Hummingbirds, whose album Steppin' Out was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Traditional Soul Gospel category, at the University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/542-1211. Thurs., March 1, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting "Violin Valentine" 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.

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Senior Master Sergeant Greg Brown on bassoon and Master Sergeant Scott Richardson on clarinet at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Pueblo Symphony with guest violinist Siqing Lu celebrating the Chinese New Year at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet performing at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Features Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135; Germaine Tailleferre's String Quartet (1918); and Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111. $17.50-$20. Sat., Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 18, 3 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Performing an all-Beethoven concert. Sun., Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m.

Faculty Artist Concert featuring Paul Nagem on flute, Susan Grace on piano and the Da Vinci Quartet in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre avenues. Free. Tues., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Amuse, a recorder trio led by Colorado College's Collegium Musicum director Nancy Ekberg, presenting "Pastime with Good Company," selections from English and Spanish Renaissance dances, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre avenues. Free. Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

All-City Orchestra Concert, presented by District 11's Elementary Schools, featuring over 800 students at the City Auditorium, 221 W. Kiowa St. Free. Sat., Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

jazz & swing

Regina Carter Quartet, featuring jazz violinist Regina Carter, performing blues, swing and jazz in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre avenues. $15, free with CC I.D.; call 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 8, 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. Featuring the Johnny and the Jukes. Sun., Feb. 11, 2-5 p.m.

Bryant Jones performing at Piano's New and Used, 413 N. Tejon St. $7. Tues., Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Call 389-1430 for more.

miscellaneous

Sacred Concert Series featuring Barb and Toby Waldowski Valentine Concert at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-4361. $8-$15. Sun., Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

KODO, the performance art group from Sado specializing in traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$75, 520-SHOW. Wed., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Southern Colorado Handbell Festival Concert featuring over 300 handbell ringers with the Heritage Brass Quintet and percussion at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. Call 527-0045. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Distinguished organist Haskell Thomson of Oberlin College playing the historic Welte-Tripp organ in Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Tues., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

Wayne Toups, playing Cajun blues and rock, at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. Fri., Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Roboticide Records CD release party featuring The Sacco & Vanzetti, Jossie's Filthy Habbit, JJ Nobody and the Regulars, The Slogs, The Ghetto Cherubs, and Nothing Sacred. At the Project, 224 W. Colorado Ave. Suite #208. Call 268-6332 for more. Fri., Feb. 9.

Spineshank with Boiler Room and Nonpoint at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sun., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. doors.

Mind Go Flip at Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 16-17, 9:30 p.m.

The Confessions with Wednesday at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 520-0980. $5. All ages. Fri., Feb. 16.

Filth Industry with Dysfunkional Therapy and Tirade 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, 21 and over; $5, 16 to 20. Doors are at 8, show at 9. Sat., Feb. 17.

Cold with Filth Industry, Professional Murder Music and Systematic at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Mon., Feb. 19, 7 p.m. doors.

Coco Montoya with The Chris Duarte Group at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12-$14, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sat., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. doors.

Less Than Jake with New Found Glory, Anti Flag and Teen Idols at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

Junior Basco celebrating Fat Tuesday at The Ritz, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Tues., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.

Bill Kirchen, a guitarist whose album Raise a Ruckus won the 1999 Wammie Award (Washington, D.C.'s equivalent to the Grammy), at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., March 14, 8 p.m. doors.

Drop Kick Murphys with Lars Fredrickson & The Bastards, Reach the Sky and Thug, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). April 17, 6:30 p.m. doors.

Dick Dale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). May 6, 8 p.m. doors.

music announcements

Building a Classical CD library, a class offered by the Pikes Peak Education Cooperative, 633-9373. $20. Wed., March 7, 6:30-10 p.m.

The Art of Film Music, a class offered by the Pikes Peak Education Cooperative, 633-9373, at the Sound Shop, 528 S. Tejon St. $35. Wed., March 21 and 28, 6:30-10 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions for French horn, viola, cello and bass. Call 520-1893 for more.


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.

Quetzalli - Ballet Folklorico de Vera Cruz, performing as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Thurs., May 3, 7:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous

KODO, the performance art group from Sado specializing in traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$75, 520-SHOW. Wed., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Cirque Nuage in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $23-$30, 333-4497. Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Theater

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.

The Cripple of Inishmaan, a student-run production presented by Colorado College's Drama and Dance Department in CC's Armstrong Theater, northwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, available at the Worner Center desk, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 8-11, 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.

One Act Play Festival, a hotly contested regional high school drama competition, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Plays begin on the hour throughout the day. Free to the public. Tues.-Wed., Feb. 13-14, 8 a.m. to 5 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.

I Have a Dream, a program on Martin Luther king Jr. and the civil rights movement by a national touring company, presented by the American Ethnic Studies program in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, northwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free. Wed., Feb. 21, 10 a.m.

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. Talk-back sessions to be held after each Thursday performance, starting at about 8:50 p.m.; people who have attended on other nights can present their ticket stub. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Runs through Feb. 25.

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, by the Tri-Lakes Theatre Group, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23 through March 3, 8 p.m.

Cinderella by the Pikes Peak Youth Theater in Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $6-$8, 578-6652. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23-24, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., March 1-3, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 7 p.m. Sun., March 11, 2 p.m.

Come for Dinner ... Stay for Death, a dinner at The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave., accompanied by magic, murder and mystery. $28, 473-4413. Overnight packages also available. Sat., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Clue, The Musical by the North Springs Music Theatre. At U.S. Air Force Academy's Doolittle Hall on Fri., Feb. 23, 7 p.m.; $12.50 includes hors d'oevres. At the Radisson Inn North on Sun., Feb. 25; $17 for 1:30 p.m. show, includes lunch; $23 for 6 p.m. show, includes dinner. Reservations required before Wed., Feb. 21. Call 488-3071. Carolyn Ford

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

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. Through March.

Footloose as part of the Broadway Theatre League's 41st season, in Pueblo's Memorial Hall, Union Avenue at Elizabeth Street. $12-$35. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Sat., March 24, 8 p.m.

announcements

The Colorado Actors' Theater in Colorado Springs seeking volunteer ushers for its upcoming production of The Nest, directed by Gregory "Ziggy" Wagrowski. Ushers need to be at the theater one hour before show-time, dressed nicely. Free admittance to the play. See above for production dates. Call 444-0884 if interested.

Crystal Skull Productions is seeking actors for upcoming independent film projects. Call Kinch at 640-5578 or Robert at 339-2619 for more information.


Recreation

Warm Up and Tune Up in Sunny Canyon Country. A 2-day road and mountain bike tour in Moab, Utah to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For rider packet or information, call 435/259-2698. Sat.-Sun., March 10-11.

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.

Colorado State Park Passports available in all 40 State Parks. Have your pass stamped in all 40 Colorado parks by Aug. 31, 2001 and win a $100 gift certificate to be used for Colorado state parks camping, annual or daily fees.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 2.5 miles south of Highway 24 on Teller Road. Offering a visitor center, trails, ranger programs, petrified trees, detailed plant and insect fossils. Open year-round. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April. Call 719/748-3253.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against the Anchorage Aces on Fri., Feb. 9, 7:05 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 11, 2:05 p.m. Against the Long Beach Ice Dogs on Fri.-Sat., Feb. 16-17, 7:05 p.m. Against the Idaho Steelheads on Tues.-Wed., Feb. 20-21, 7:05 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. $11-$76. Tues., Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

President's Day Hockey Tournament at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Mon., Feb. 16-19.

Special Events

Black History at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St. Featuring local artist Kay Little speaking on an unfamiliar segment of American history, with performances by Rampart Range Saxophone Quartet, Meadows Park Dance Team, Motown Connection and Nikki Grayer. Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 444-7340 for more.

A Simple Lifestyle: The Path to Nonviolence, an evening with Byron Plumley, Denver social justice activist and Regis University Professor, at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Call 632-6189 in advance if you would like child care or sign language interpretation. Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

All Singles Valentines Dance at the Downtown YMCA. Come by yourself or bring a date! Cowboy Cha Cha lesson from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 for entire evening. Fri., Feb. 16, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

34th annual Pikes Peak Addy Awards, titled "Viva los Addys" for its Latin theme, at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort. Sat., Feb. 17, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Call 487-8512 for more.

Beautiful Beginnings, a bridal event and fashion show, at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Sun., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 636-0148.

2001 Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium, titled "Redefining Landscape Traditions," at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features Andy Wasowski, author of Requiem for a Lawnmower and Building Inside Nature's Envelope. Registration fee: $45, Friday; $20, Saturday; $55; both days. For more information, call 448-4555. To register, call 636-8923. Fri., Feb. 23, 8 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Landscaping Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. $4, free to children. Fri., Feb. 23, 2-8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 25, 6 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 p.m. to midnight, with Shakedown Street; $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.

A Night in Africa, featuring drummer and percussionist Bataki Cambrelen, and African fashion show, and African marketplace, in Colorado College's Armstrong Hall, on the northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Sat., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

18th annual Heart Ball, with the theme "A Heart Odyssey," at the Antlers Adams Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Silent auction, dinner, and music by Flash Cadillac. until 7:30 . $150; call 635-7688 for tickets. Sat., Feb. 24, 6 p.m.

Visiting professor Susan Scarberry-Garcia lecturing on "Wrapped in Shawls and Scarves: Traditional Clothing of Navajo, Pueblo and Khanty Women," at the Women's Educational Society luncheon in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10.25; call 389-6649 for reservations. Wed., Feb. 28, noon.

The Colorado Springs Garden and Home Show at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd., 633-9660. Fri., March 2, 1-9 p.m. Sat., March 3, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., March 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Tenth Annual Wine Festival and Auction to benefit the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. On Friday, March 9: the Grand Tasting at the Pikes Peak Center, $55. On Sat., March 10: wine seminars at the Pikes Peak Center during the day ($25 per seminar), and the Gourmet Winemakers Dinner and Live Auction at the Garden of the Gods Club ($150). On Sun., March 11: Champagne Brunch at the Garden of the Gods Club ($45). Call 630-7434 for reservations.

Second annual Media Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features half-day interactive forum. Tues., March 13, 7:30 to 1 p.m. For booth rental information, call 634-5581. For general information, call 487-8512.

Dream Gala, with an "Enchanted Isle" theme, a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, featuring silent and live auctions, gourmet dinner, music by Little Anthony and the Imperials, dancing and more at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel's Grand Ballroom. $100. Call 262-9454 for more. Sat., March 17, 6 p.m.

18th annual woodcarving competition/show and sale, hosted by the Pikes Peak Whittlers Woodcarving Club at the Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $2, kids under 12 free. 380-9624. Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., March 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Masquerade Ball to benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center and Resort. $125 before Feb. 1. Call 578-9092 for more. Sat., March 24, 6:30 p.m.

St. Mary's High School Annual Fundraiser with a Mardi Gras theme, includes dinner by Louisiana chefs, a live auction, and a raffle for a 2001 PT Cruiser. Sat., April 21. Call 635-7540 for more.


Youth and Family Events

Third annual Science and Technology Fair at Challenger Middle School, 10215 Lexington Drive. Fri., Feb. 9. Projects may be viewed from 3 to 5 p.m.

Super Saturdays on the second Saturday of the month at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. $2. On Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.: "Gems for Jewelry."

Family Activity Day at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5583. Sat., Feb. 17, 110 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ninth annual African American Youth Leadership Conference at Colorado College with the theme "Youth Building Respect and Responsibility for Future Rewards" with keynote speaker Jason Gaulden. Sat., March 3. For more, call 520-2007.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Mid-winter Bluegrass Festival at the Northglenn Holiday Inn, I-25 and 120th Ave., Denver. Features Lynn Morris Band, The Isaacs, Dry Branch Fire Squad, First Impression, The Cantrells and many more. One-day pass: $18-$25, 970/482-0863. Advance two-day pass: $38. Advance three-day pass: $45. Children 6-12: half price. Children under 6, free. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

E-Town with The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Kelly Joe Phelps with Eddie From Ohio at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $15.25, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Feb. 22, 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.

Ian Tyson at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.

Sam Bush at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 23, 9 p.m.

art

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring: Design: Objects of Expression and Function, an exhibition honoring the beauty and ingenuity of fashion and design. Through April 1.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Featuring Sideshow of the Absurd, paintings, drawings, and 3-D work by Pamela Joseph exploring circus freak shows in the West Gallery; Small World, by Boulder artist Jim Ringley, in the East Gallery; and conceptual installation artist David Brady in the Union Works Gallery. Through March 25.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring in 2001: Collecting Works, pieces from the collection of Polly and Mark Addison, through March 11. Deep Roots: Six Contemporary American Indian Artists, through May 6. Textile Art: Recent Acquisitions, through June 17. Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31.

Classical & jazz music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing "From the New World" featuring Graham's Prelude and Fanfare, Saint-Sans' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 and Dvork's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 23-25, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing "Strauss Fest." $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sun., March 2-4, 7:30 p.m.

dance

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. Made in the USA featuring George Balanchine's "Stars and Stripes," April 28 through May 6.

Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet performing Romeo and Juliet, the evening-length ballet, in the Aspen District Theatre, Aspen. Call 800/905-3315 for ticket information. Fri.-Sun., March 23-25, 8 p.m.

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

Fishbone at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 8, 9 p.m.

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

Robert Walter's 20th Congress with Sugarman 3 at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., Feb. 10, 9 p.m.

Long Beach Dub All-stars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 15, 9 p.m.

Little Feat at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Feb. 16, 9 p.m.

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

The Iguanas with John Brown's Body at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Fri., Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Flogging Molly with Blue Meanies and River City High at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Sat., Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

Tesla at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax. $22.50-$25, 303/830-2525. Sun., Feb. 18, 8 p.m.

Phunk Junkeez at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $8. Sun., Feb. 18, 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. Sun., Feb. 18, 9 p.m.

Del McCoury Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues.-Wed., Feb. 20-21, 9 p.m.

The Specials at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $12-$14. Tues., Feb. 20, 8 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.

Patty Larkin and Laura Love at the Gothic Theatre, Englewood. $18.25, 520-9090. Thurs., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

Ekoostik Hookah. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $8.50-$10.50, 303/443-3399, over-21 show, on Thurs., Feb. 22, 9 p.m. With Zeut at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308, $10, on Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Groove Collective at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15-$16, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23-24, 9 p.m.

Face to Face at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax. $17.50, 303/830-2525. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23-24, 8 p.m.

Mudvayne at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Sun., Feb. 25, 8 p.m.

Downset with Factory 81 and Relative Ash at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Tues., Feb. 27, 8 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.

Lynch Mob featuring George Lynch of Dokken! and Armored Saint at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $15. Wed., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

No Means No with King Rat and Removal at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.

DI with Gina Go Faster and Fourth Year Freshman at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.

Kudzu Kings with Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 2, 9 p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

Tab Benoit with Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303/777-5840. $TBA. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

Pat McGhee with Johnny Socko and Stymie at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Mon., March 5, 8 p.m.

Bright Eyes with Kudzu Towers at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7-$8. Wed., March 7, 8 p.m.

Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., March 7, 9 p.m.

Murder City Devils at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Thurs., March 8, 8 p.m.

The Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 9, 9 p.m.

An Evening with the Radiators at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $22.50. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21-$23, 303/443-3399. All-ages shows on Tues.-Wed., March 13-14, 8 p.m. Over-21 shows on Thurs.-Fri., March 15-16, 9 p.m.

Erykuh Badu at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Ages 16+. $30-$32, 520-9090. Fri., March 16, 8 p.m.

Soundbite Sector at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., March 17, 9 p.m.

Soulive at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., March 18, 9 p.m.

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

Cabaret Diosa at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 30, 9 p.m.

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

Max Creek at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12-$15, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., April 7, 9 p.m.

The Melvins at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. May 7, 9 p.m.

special events

Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features 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. $ TBA, 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 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 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

Dead Monkey, a regional premiere by Nick Dark, at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Sante Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Feb. 8 through March 10.

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.

Much Ado About Nothing in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $23-$33, 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.

Barry Manilow's Copacabana in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$55, 800/641-1222. March 6-18.

Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29.50-$44, 800/641-1222. March 21 through April 1.

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