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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring fish etchings by Ramona Lapsley, through June 24. Oils by Daniel Breckenridge, June 24-July 22. Also, Acoustic Comic Mural by Greg Freeland, ongoing.

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 Water Gardens, oil and pastel paintings by Pat Dagnon, through June 15. Explorations in Color, new watercolors by Maria Paca and Barbara Rotzoll, June 19-Sept. 15. Opening reception: Fri., June 22, 6-9 p.m.

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 Rubber Stamp Show, a tribute to Edwin Golik Golikoff, June 22-July 8. Opening reception: Fri., June 22, 5:30-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Dysfunctional, a national juried ceramics exhibition, through July 14.

Cascabels Mexican Restaurant, 4935-B Centennial Blvd., 599-9248. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Bliss Fest, photography by Michael Bliss. Through July.

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. Past and Present Tents: Designing for the Out of Doors, through Sept. 2. The American Rockies: Photographs by Gus Foster, through Sept. 2. From Roots to Soaring Visions, Eric and Mary Ann Bransby, through Sept. 2.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the Natural Archives, through June 24.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Ninth Annual Colorado Clay Invitational, featuring artists from outside the Pikes Peak region, through June 26.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Catch & Release, prints by Ramona Lapsely, through July 5.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring tribal mixed-media works by Magdalina and Mike Palmer. Also, an exhibition by the Lone Feather Council. Through June 30.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Tues. and Wed. thru May 25). Featuring works by Nita Ball, Carl Bandy, Junco Brackin, Sharon Cupit, Dena and Patty de Benedet, Sushe Felix, Mick Gill, Deb Hager, Casey Hankin, Darlene Hardie, Emma Hutchens, Lynn Lemmon-Oliver, Michelle Loftis, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Pearl Sanchez, Donna and Claire Stier, Clyde Tullis, and Deborah Yarra.

Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 719/542-3917. Featuring new work by potter Mary Lavey.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring The Bait Fisherman, a series of paintings by Ren Young illustrating a short story written by Blake Allen, through June 30.

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 An Exquisite Corpse, eight local artists' take on the surrealist chain game of the same name, through June 28.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring A Question of Light, paintings by Leigh Ann Boy. Also, Palmer Lake Art Group Spring Exhibition and charcoal works by Terry Brown, through June 29.

Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Featuring Celebrating the American Way, watercolors by Gary Ekland, June 24-Aug. 2. Opening reception: June 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

art events and programs

Fifth Annual Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market featuring furniture, jewelry, pottery, weaving, woodwork, sculpture, paintings, leather, bead, tin, strawwork and more by nearly 100 Native American and Hispanic Artists. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5-$6, 634-5581. June 22-24. Opening fiesta with Ruben Romero and Robert "Tree" Cody, $20-$25. Without concert, $10-$15. Fri. June 22, 8 p.m.

Ninth annual Salida ArtWalk in Salida, CO. Featuring over 40 galleries and shops, music, food and live performances. Details, 877/772-5432. Fri.-Sat., June 22-23.

Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative Opera Class with David Sckolnik at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. Learn about opera through music history, film and a presentation by the cast and crew of the Central City Opera's performance of Puccini's La Boheme. $79 includes a $56 ticket and transportation to the opera. Registration, 633-9373. June 27, 7-10 p.m.; Fri., July 6, 7-10 p.m. and July 12, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Memories in the Making Art Auction, featuring art by Colorado Springs residents who have Alzheimer's Disease. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. At the Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou. $75 per person. Thurs., June 28, 6-9 p.m.

call for entries

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for After Dark, the 2001 juried photography show. All photographic media welcome; work that explores fantasy and the imagination encouraged. Slides and/or originals accepted. Call 481-0475. Deadline: June 22. Work must be ready to hang by June 30.

Western Heritage Art Competition sponsored by the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation. This year's theme is "Life of the American Cowboy". For guidelines, call Jon Schultz, 685-9348. Deadline: June 30.

Colorado Council on the Arts accepting applications for two new commissions for the Colorado Art in Public Places program. Guidelines and application info available at www.coloarts.state.co.us or by sending a 9" x 12" self-addressed envelope stamped with $1.18 postage to: AIPP Application Request, Colorado Council on the Arts, 750 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO, 80203. Submission deadline: July 11.


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clubs & organizations

Adoption Alliance holding information meetings about traditional infant, special needs and international adoptions at 30 E. Rio Grande St. on the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. RSVP to 636-9140 or

torypearl@aol.com. Next meeting: June 20.

Sierra Singles Group inviting single Coloradans of all ages to meet new friends while hiking, biking, camping, learning and exploring Colorado's natural beauty. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Jeanne Peters, 226-1552. On Sun., June 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Blodgett Peak Open Space Hike.

Freethinkers of Colorado Springs meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. the Police Operations Center on the corner of Rio Grande and Nevada. Details,

www.freethinkerscs.com or call 535-0320. On June 27: "Religion as a Cultural System, or Better Living through Anthropology" by Dr. David Eller, anthropologist and Colorado State Director of American Atheists.

Forums & discussions

Restorative Justice: Repairing Harm, Reducing Risk and Building Communities, a national satellite videoconference at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Pre-register to reserve a seat and snack lunch. Call Bill Groom, 444-8644. Thurs., June 28, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

health & healing

Introduction to Wellness Technologies at Balanced Health Studio, 2812 W. Colorado Ave. Free. RSVP, 575-0641. Sat., June 23, noon to 2 p.m.

First Level Reiki Certification Class sponsored by Gentle Strength Healing Center. Call 599-7466 for tuition and registration information. Sat., June 23.

Outdoor Adventure Challenge for brain injury survivors, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Colorado at the Lions Camp in Woodland Park. Features hiking, swimming, horseback riding, ropes course and fireworks on July 4. Buddies will be provided and volunteers are still needed. $550, BIAC members are eligible for scholarships. Call Denise at 970/353-1546. July 1-6.

senior programs & activities

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Wed., June 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Assistance Technology: Staying Mobile and Independent. On Fri., June 29, 10-11 a.m. Fire and Fall Safety.

Self Awareness and Defense Class with Bob Baker. Learn how to protect yourself in vulnerable situations. For ages 15 and up. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $2. Registration, 385-5933. Sat., June 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

Senior Prom 2001: An Out of This World Party featuring live music by the Vern Rice Orchestra at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Evening attire welcome but space suits not required. Free. Registration, 385-5933. Fri., June 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Fountain Valley Senior Center offers classes in art, health education, money management and more, as well as clubs, field trips and special events for all interests. Transportation, meal planning and shopping assistance available. To find out about activities, call 520-6471.

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

volunteer opportunities

American Lung Association Asthma Camp seeking volunteer physicians, nurses, respiratory therapist, EMTs, other medical professionals, counselors and activity leaders to help out during the week-long summer camp in Colorado for kids with asthma, at Glacier View Ranch in Ward, July 15-21. Request an application by calling 800/LUNG-USA.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe and sober living environment in a home-like setting for women in early recovery from substance abuse needs volunteers for administrative, research, evaluation, house and activity aides. Open to women only; familiarity with 12-Step programs desirable. Email: FCVolunteers@bigfoot.com or call Tricia at 685-3401 or Pauline at 227-8688. Please leave name, phone number and address and information will be mailed to you.


Film & Video

Great Literature Film Screening and Lecture Series. Discussions in Armstrong Hall room 348, screenings in Max Kade Theater on the Colorado College Campus.The Marquise of O: lecture on Tues., June 26, 6 p.m.; screening on Wed., June 27, 7 p.m. Tristiana: discussion on Tues., July 3, 6 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m.

Movie Night at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Sodas a popcorn will be served. On Thurs., June 28, 8 p.m.: Episodes 9 and 10 of Queer as Folk.


Learning

Urban Experience for Educators, a two-day workshop allowing educators to walk in the footsteps of the poor and homeless and forge connections between school and community, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Call Esther Kisamore at 632-6189. Thurs.-Fri., June 21-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Self Awareness and Defense Class with Bob Baker. Learn how to protect yourself in vulnerable situations. For ages 15 and up. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $2. Registration, 385-5933. Sat., June 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, two miles south of Florissant on Teller County Road 1. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. Fees vary. On Fri., June 22, 8:30-10 p.m.: Star Party, with astrophysicist Bill Dexter. On Sat., June 23, 1-4 p.m.: Golden Eagles and Other Raptors, with Ranger Harv Burman and live birds of prey.

Early Diaries of the Pikes Peak Region, a talk and slide presentation by William C. Holmes at the Colorado College Aficionados Luncheon, in Gaylord Hall (in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre). $10.25. RSVP by June 25, 389-6649. Wed., June 27, noon.

A Bug's Life, a program on the caddis fly, one of the most important insects to the fly fisher. Learn the life cycle and proven fly tying patterns for each stage. Free, 231-5450. At the Retired Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Cir. Tues. June 26, 7 p.m.


Literary Events

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On June 26: At Your Own Risk, by Thomas Sutherland.

Amy Irvine signing Making a Difference at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., July 2, 5:30 p.m.

First Friday Fandom, a book discussion group for sci-fi fans, meeting on the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free. Call for location information, 522-0484. On July 6, Strata by Terry Pratchett.

John Nichols signing Voice of the Butterfly at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Trick Pony at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $10-$14, 596-1212. Thurs., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Tanya Savory playing folk-country at the at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 573-7439. Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Keith Urban at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $14-$18, 596-1212. Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Run, featuring Black Rose, The Masseys and Rick Rodriguez in North Shooks Run Park, at the 600 block of Franklin St. Free but donations accepted to fund further concerts. Sat., June 30, 1-4 p.m.

The Wranglers performing a benefit concert for victims of the recent Ellicott tornado, at Fire Department #2 on Ellicott Highway. Free, donations accepted. Sat., June 30, 1 p.m.

Darryl Purpose at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $10, 268-9951. Fri., July 6, 8 p.m.

Veronika String Quartet as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Gary Alan at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $16-$20, 596-1212. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

WestFest, a two-day festival of western music and art on the Pioneer's Museum grounds. On Sat.: Michael Martin Murphy, Ricky Van Shelton, the Del McCoury Band, BR-549 and Pure Prairie League. On Sunday: John Berry, Suzy Boggus, Billy Dean, Jamie O'Neal, Junior Brown, Riders in the Sky and Red Steagall. Also performances each day by Hot Club of Cowtown, Dave Wilkie and Cowboy Celtic and Michael Martin Murphy. $28.50 per day or $40 for a two-day pass, 576-2626. Sat.-Sun., July 8-9.

Ellis Paul at a house concert sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Music in Small Venues. $10. Reservations required, call Rob Gordon at 389-0719. Tues., July 17, 7 p.m.

Colcannon performing folk ballads from Ireland and Scotland in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Chris LeDoux at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 p.m.

Terri Clark at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 9 p.m.

The Kinleys at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 9 p.m.

Tracey Lawrence at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 21, 9 p.m.

Randy Travis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Brooks & Dunn at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20-$30, 719/566-0530. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

John Michael Montgomery at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 p.m.

Mel Tillis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10-$14, 719/566-0530. Wed., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

classical

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Faculty Concerts, in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$15, 389-6607. For complete details, visit

www.coloradocollege.edu. On Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.: works by Ibert, Reger, Stravinsky and Shostakovich. On Tues., June 26, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Roussel and D'Indy.

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Chamber Concerts in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. On Sat., June 23 and July 7, 3 p.m.: Concerto readings by festival students. On Thurs., June 28, 11 a.m.: children's concert, Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Erik Kroncke.

jazz & swing

Guitar and Jazz Clinicians and Students Recital as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. Free, 719/549-2126. Thurs., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Al Eberhardt & the Changing Times Band as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Occhiato Ballroom, USC, Pueblo. $45 ($80 couple) includes concert, drink and food, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On June 27, 6:30 p.m.: Eddie Jones Quartet, Union Printer's Home Front Lawn.

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$47, 520-SHOW. Thurs., June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Broadway at the Fest, with Douglas Webster, the Pueblo Symphony and the Colorado 2001 Music Fest Vocal Camp students in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $12, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

The Rippingtons and Dotsero at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $34.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

Hugh Borde's Steel Drum Band outside on Colorado College's Armstrong Quad, just behind Armstrong Theater on the NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Tues., July 3, 8-10 p.m.

Music-at-Midday as part of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, at 12:15 p.m. in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Mon.-Tues., July 2-3, Thurs.-Fri., July 5-6, and Mon.-Tues., July 9-10.

rock, pop & blues

Duke Robillard at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., June 21, 9 p.m.

The Temptations Review with Jeffrey Osborne at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$100, 520-SHOW. Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

River City Rebels with Socco & Venzetti and Zazie and the Metro and False Idol at Industrial Nation, 2106 Platte Ave. $5, 520-0980. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m.

Stereomud plus Endo and Flybanger at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. KILO lo dough show, 93. 800/965-4827. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

The Monkees at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $32-$52, 520-SHOW. Sun., June 24, 7 p.m.

John-Alex Mason & Gerry Hundt at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. 444-0884. Fri., June 29, 8:30 p.m.

50's on the Fourth with Flash Cadillac and the Pueblo Symphony as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest. On Hasan Outdoor Stage, USC, Pueblo. Fireworks after the show. Taste of the Fest at 5:30 p.m. Free, 719/549-2126. Wed., July 4, 8:30 p.m.

Blood, Sweat & Tears with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Sat., July 7, 6 p.m.

Katoorah Jane at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. Sat., July 14, 8 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$42.50, 520-SHOW. Sun., July 15, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Blues Fest International at United States Air Force Academy. Featuring Leon Russell, Bernard Allison, Savoy Brown & Kim Simmonds on Fri., July 13 ; Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks on Sat., July 14 ; Converse / Hornbuckle Band, Chicago Skinney & more on Sun., July 15, $ 23 per day or $40.25 for 3-day pass, 877-283-7741.

You Call That ART? At Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 20, 8 p.m.

Maggie Jack at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

Freddy Fender with Roberto Griego, at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 22, 3:30 p.m.

3 Doors Down with Seven Mary Three and Tantric at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $27.50, 578-6652 or 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Altan at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $16-$19, 634-5583. All-ages. Wed., July 25, 8 p.m.

Herman's Hermits at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $20-$30, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Rubber Planet at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 27, 8 p.m.

Wendy Woo at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. Sat., July 28, 8 p.m.

Starship with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. Sun., Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m.

Krisium with Immolation at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

Blessed Union of Souls with Even & Jaron at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Bob Dylan at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.

98 Degrees at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

B.T.O. at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Styleistic Productions presents DJ BabyAnne, DJ Mea, Groovgurl and DJ Kerri at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 24, 9 p.m.

KC & The Sunshine Band at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Englebert Humperdink at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

The Beach Boys at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 28, 8 p.m.

Voices of Metal featuring Vince Neil, Ratt, Vixen and Slaughter at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.

Loverboy at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 2, 4 p.m.

music announcements

Submissions sought for the Colorado Drinkin' and Twangin' Compilation, a Big Bender Records recording featuring Colorado country, alt-country, bluegrass, hybrid-grass and twang-rock bands singing about drinking. Bands and songwriters can send their best tunes to Marty Jones, P.O. Box 13380, Denver, CO 80201. Deadline: June 30.


Performances

Comedy

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring new performers every Thursday through Sunday. Comedy workshops on Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Showtimes: Wed., Thurs., and Sun., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 and 10:30 p.m. $5-$8, 591-0707. June 28: Derrick Cameron. July 3: Master Hypnotist Jac Ren.

Theater

Alumni Theater, a "mystery" performance featuring by Colorado College alumni Bill Jongeneel (William Brand), Jane Fromme and John Longo. $2-$4, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., June 21-23, 8 p.m.

The Hobbit presented by Pikes Peak Youth Theatre at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. $6-$8, 578-6652. Fri.-Sat., Jun 2223, 28-29 and July 6-7, 7 p.m. Sun., July 1 and 8, 2 p.m.

Elaine May's The Way of All Fish and Alan Arkin's Virtual Reality at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. June 22-23 and 28-29, 8 p.m.

Epiphany by John Lewis Carlino at the Tri-lakes center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., June 22-23 and 29-20, 8 p.m.

The Uncertainty of Being Heisenberg, a theater discussion by former Colorado College Dean of Faculty and physics Prof. Emeritus Richard Bradley of ethics and atomic physics as explored in Copenhagen. In Armstrong Hall room 231, NE corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Forever Plaid, a 1950s musical comedy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., June 29-30 and July 6-7, 8 p.m.

All's Well That Ends Well, by UCCS TheaterWorks. In the big blue tent at UCCS, 1420 Austin bluffs Pkwy, Tuesdays through Sundays, July 6-25, 8 p.m. $16-$18 guarantees you a seat, free seating will be available on a first come first served basis, 262-3232.

announcements

Colorado Springs Dance Theater announcing its first ever Summer Festival dance intensive for students ages 10-18. Three-day workshoip includes a session with the River North Chicago Dance Company and a ticket tot their performance. Details, 630-7434. Mon., July 30-Wed., Aug. 1.

Star Bar Players is accepting director proposals for the first three shows of their 2001-2002 season. Proposals for Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig are due June 18. Proposals for Two by Two by Rodgers and Stone and Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon are due July 1. For proposal guidelines or questions call 719/573-7411. Mail proposals to Star Bar Players, Director Proposal, P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.


Recreation

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sat., June 23, 10 a.m. Light Hike at an easier pace. Senitors welcome. On Sat., June 30, 7:30 a.m.: all-day South Creek Hike.

Evening Hikes in Cheyenne Canon, beginning at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. All hikes held from 6:30-9 p.m. On Tues., June 26: Section 16. On Thurs., June 28: Seven Bridges.

Bike Week presented by Ridefinders, featuring events for all ages and abilities. On Fri., June 22: Great Breakfast & Bike to Work Day, at the Antler's Adams Mark Hotel 4 S. Cascade Ave. Eat free breakfast after riding down. Reservations required: 385-7431. On Sat., June 23: Riding for Real Beginners class. Learn how your bike works and get a refresher course in riding. Free. Reservations: 385-7431.

Starlight Spectacular Bike Ride through Garden of the Gods, downtown Colorado Springs and back, beginning at 2:30 a.m. Breakfast, entertainment and prizes provided. Registration: 633-6884 or www.starlightspectacular.com. Sun., June 24.

Dart for Art, to benefit educational programming at the Fine Arts Center. Features a 5K adults run and a .5 K kids fun run in Monument Valley Park. Awards will be given for top finishers in nine categories. Entry fee: $4-$17, 634-5581. Sat., June 30, 7 a.m.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against Las Vegas 51s, Fri., June 22, 7:05 p.m. Sat.-Sun, June 23-24, 1:35 p.m. Mon., June 23, 7:05 p.m. Against the Sacramento River Cats, Tues.-Wed., June 26-27, 7:05 p.m. Thurs., June 28, 12:35 p.m. Fri., June 29, 7:05 p.m.

79th annual Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, the 2nd oldest car race in the country, on Pikes Peak Highway. 685-4400. Sat., June 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Times and ticket prices vary, call 520-6711. On July 7: Pikes Peak Supercross. On July 7-8: Peruvian Horse Show. On July 14-15: Reining show.


Special Events

Herb Plant Exchange and Discussion hosted by Pikes Peak Herb Association at the Winslow Court Community Room, 3920 E. San Miguel. Free to attend, 599-7466. Fri., June 22, 7-8:45 p.m.

Dream Fair, featuring metaphysical practitioners, artisans and good food at Wild Oats Market, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 548-1667. Sat., June 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rock 'n' Roll Dinner and Concert Extravaganza, featuring Flash Cadillac at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade. Hosted by the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum. $60, RSVP by June 21. Fri., June 29, 6 p.m.

Festival of Myth and Psyche, exploring Jungian thought on ancient and modern goddesses, at Colorado College. Opens with Agapi Stassinopoulos, Ph.D. presenting the lecture "Conversations with the Goddesses: Revealing the Divine Power Within You" in Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $10, 389-6607. Fri., June 29, 7 p.m. Festival also includes a diverse group of workshops with noted scholars, call 389-6607 for full schedule. Sat.-Sun., June 30-July 1.

A Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods. Play old-fashioned carnival games, pitch horseshoes, run a race, listen to readings of the Declaration of Independence and dance to the Fountain Creek Brass Band. $1-$5, free Ranch admission to military families. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fabulous Fourth, the yearly celebration with fireworks and the Colorado Springs Symphony in Memorial Park. Fireworks after dark. 633-4611. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m.

Fourth of July at the Royal Gorge, featuring old time decorations and live music by Rockin' M and Country Productions. 888/333-5597. July 1-4.


Youth & Family Events

Wild About Wildlife, featuring a different Colorado animal each week. Learn about nature through art and hands-on activities at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Free. Reservations, 578-6146. Tuesdays at 10 a.m., through June 26.

Open Cockpit Day featuring a Lockheed P-30 Shooting Star USAF jet fighter, used in the first part of the Korean War. Presented by the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum at the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Free, 719/948-9219. Sat., June 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Movement artist Peter Davison performing a children's show as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., July 2, 7:30 p.m.

Tomato Plant Girl, a Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater PlayFactory production. Performed free in area parks. Details, 634-5581. On Fri., June 22: Palmer Park playground, 10 a.m. On Mon., June 25: Deerfield Hills, 4290 Deerfield Hills Rd., 10 a.m. Norwood Recreation Center, 4830 Buckaroo Dr., 2 p.m. On Tues., June 26: Ford Frick park, Lexington and Union, 10 a.m. On Wed., June 27: Pinon Valley Park, 5585 Mule Deer Dr., 10 a.m. On Thurs., June 28: West Center, 25 N. 20th St., 10 a.m.

Seekers: Exploring the Unexplained, a summer reading group for young adults (grades 6-12), sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District. Read books and do activities to win prizes including books, shirts and shopping sprees. Collect all nine issues of the Library's weekly paper devoted to the unexplained (Spontaneous human combustion! Pikes Peak Bigfoot sightings!). Stop by any area library or call 531-6333. Through Aug. 4.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Robert Earl Keen's Texas Uprising featuring Junior Brown, Iris Dement, Todd Snider, and Stacey Earle at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $27.50-$30, 520-9090. Sat., June 23, 6:30 p.m.

Michael Miles at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 30, 8 p.m.

Silverton Jubilee Folk Music Festival, Silverton, CO. Featuring Rich Moore, The Winstons, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Mollie O'Brien, Laura Love, Barbara Lamb, and more. For info, call 800-752-4494 or visit www.silvertonfestivals.org. Sat.-Sun., June 30-July 1.

Tim McGraw with Kenny Chesney at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$67, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 6:30 p.m.

Second annual Bluegrass Gospel Festival at Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth, CO. Featuring Wing and a Prayer, High Atmosphere, Sons & Brothers, The Harvesters, The Naylors, The Coffee Family, Ralston Valley Bluegrass Band, and Southwind. For information, call 303-471-6282 or see bings.net/gospelfestival.html. Fri.-Sun., July 6-8.

Willie Nelson with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Altan at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.

Beausoleil at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 27, 7 p.m.

Natalie MacMaster at Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $23.50-$26.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., July 28, 8 p.m.

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $27.25, 520-9090. 16+. Sun., July 29, 8 p.m.

Girl's Night Out featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neill and Carolyn Dawn Johnson at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$77, 520-9090. Sun., July 29, 6 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel at the Arvada Center, Denver. $28-$18, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Habib Koite & Bamada at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sun., Sept 2, 8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

www.coloradosymphony.com

Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass featuring four days of live music. On Thurs., June 21: Salsa and Swing dance party featuring Squirrel Nut Zippers, 6 p.m. Afro-Cuban All-Stars, 8 p.m. General admission, $30. On Fri., June 22: Barbaritto Torres of the Buena Vista Social Club, 6 p.m. Diana Krall, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Sat., June 23: Liquid Soul, 3 p.m. Delbert McClinton, 5 p.m. Patti LaBelle, 7:30 p.m. $20-$75. On Sun., June 24: Blind Boys of Alabama, 3 p.m. Susan Tedeschi, 5 p.m. Jonny Lang, 7:30 p.m. $20-$75. Ticket info, 520-9090. General info, 970/920-4996 or

www.jazzaspen.com.

Arvada Center Chorale with the National Repertory Orchestra at the Arvada Center, Denver. $8-$12, 303/431-3939. Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Bill Frisell's New Quartet featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel and slide guitar, David Piltch on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22, 303/786-7030. All-ages, seated. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

JVC Winter Park Jazz Festival featuring Guitars & Saxes, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Eubanks and the Hazel Miller Band on Saturday; W.A.R., Kirk Whalum & Wayman Tisdale, Deep Banana Blackout, Yellowjackets and Dotsero on Sunday. $32.50-$37.50 GA, $55-$65 two-day pass. VIP tickets available. 520-9090. July 14-15.

Vail Valley Music Festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO. On Wed., June 27: An Evening of Romance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and violinist Ida Kavafian. On Fri., June 29: Wild Wild West Pops concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, featuring theme songs from television and movie Westerns. For complete schedule and ticket info, call 877/827-5700.

Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen, CO. For ticket info call 720/301-1718 or visit www.dmamusic.org/EvergreenJazzFestival. July 19-22.

Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band at the Arvada Center, Denver. $18-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 3-4, 7:30 p.m.

Telluride Jazz Festival featuring Ray Brown, James Moody, Terence Blanchard, Kevin Mahogany, Kevin Eubanks, Kenny Baron and Regina Carter and many others. Ticket and lodging info: 888/827-8081 or ww.telluridejazz.com. Aug. 3-5.

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$24, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Kol Simcha, jazz with a touch of Klezmer at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$22, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Mangione 25th Anniversary Concert at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$28, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Denver Brass with Pan Jumbies and island dancers at a Caribbean Carnival experience at the Arvada Center, Denver. $22-$14, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Sutton's Rocky Mountain Jazz Party at the Marriott City Center, Denver. Featuring over 20 performers. $275 for the weekend. Details, 303/838-8240. Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Seventh Annual Vail Jazz Party at the Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail. Featuring the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Jeff Hamilton Trio and Octet, Bobby Watson Quartet and guest soloists. Tickets and reservations: 888/824-5526. Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

comedy

Laughing With Pride III with Kate Clinton and Kinsey Sicks at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $25-$27.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m.

David Cross, described as today's Andy Kauffman, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., June 22, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 23, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Larry the Cable Guy, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Wed., June 27, 8 p.m. Thurs., June 28, 8 p.m. Fri., June 29, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 30, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sun., July 1, 8 p.m.

film

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movies roll at 9 p.m. On Tues., June 26: Emilio Emilio and Mission Impossible II.

rock, pop & blues

America at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $25-$40, 520-9090. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.

Yo, Flaco! and Voodoo Economics at Tulagi, Boulder. All-ages, 303/447-0095. Fri., June 22, 10 p.m.

Widespread Panic at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $33, 520-9090. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m. Sun., June 23, 4 p.m.

Liquid Soul at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.

Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., June 22, 9 p.m. With Cabaret Diosa at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $20, 303/322-2308. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

Denver Gay Men's Chorus Pride Concert, at the Denver Performing Arts Center. $20, 303/893-4100. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Little Joe Y La Familia at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$22, 303/431-3939. Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Book of Love with DJ BeAnne at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12-$15, 800/965-4827. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Paul Simon and Brian Wilson at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$59.50. Sun., June 24, 6:30 p.m.

Neil Sedaka and Dionne Warwick with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Magness Showcase Theater, Richie Center, Denver. $45-$65, 520-9090. Sun., June 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Cult with Stabbing Westward and Monster Magnet at magness Arena, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Tues., June 26, 7:30 p.m.

Ani Difranco with Sekou Sundiata at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $31.25, 520-9090. Wed., June 27, 7:30 p.m.

Aaron Carter with The A*Teens, No Authority and Leslie Carter at magness Arena, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Wed., June 27, 7 p.m.

Guided by Voices at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Wed., June 27, 8 p.m.

Tab Benoit with Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at the Fox Theatre, Boulder. $15. 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 28, 9 p.m.

NEW LOCATION Railroad Earth pre-String Cheese kick-off at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/443-3399. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

Planes Mistaken for Stars, Strike Anywhere, Deadlock Frequency and The Gravity Index at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. All-ages. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

Ranier Maria at Tulagi, Boulder. $7.50, 303/447-0095. All-Ages. Sat., June 30, 9 p.m.

Meltdown featuring Collective Soul, G Love & Special Sauce, Eve 6, Oleander, Sum 41, Rehab and Lucky Boys Confusion at The Pepsi Center, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 30, noon.

The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $30-$35, 520-9090. Sat., June 30 and Sun., July 1, 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady Peace at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15, 520-9090. 18+. Sun., July 1, 8 p.m.

Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal featuring Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, Skerik, Fred Wesley and Mike Clark with B-Side Players at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Mon., July 2, 9 p.m.

G3 2001 featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Dream Theater's John Petrucci at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $35, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., July 3, 8 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident at The Headwall at Mt. Werner, Steamboat Springs. With Blues Traveler and Israel Vibration, Tues., July 3, 2 p.m. With Ben Harper (solo) and Charlie Hunter, Wed., July 4, 2 p.m. $35 per day or $60 for two-day pass, 520-9090.

Israel Vibration with The Roots Radics Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., July 4, 9 p.m.

Blues Traveler at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 6 p.m.

Faster Pussycat with LA Guns at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $21.25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 5, 7 p.m.

Phil Lesh & Friends at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. With Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Fri., July 6, 6 p.m. With The Disco Biscuits, Sat., July 7, 6 p.m. $32.50, 520-9090.

Global Underground with Mark Lewis at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. 18+. Sat., July 7, 10 p.m.

Vans Warped Tour 2001 featuring 311, AFI, Kool Keith, Pennywise, Rancid, The Ataris, Vandals, Less Than Jake and many, many more on four stages at the Adams County Fairgrounds, Brighton. $24.75, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 8, 11:30 a.m.

Kool Keith with Esham, Natas and Mastamind at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 18+. Mon., July 9, 9 p.m.

Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., July 10, 8 p.m.

Rammstein playing the KPBI Annual Wrecking Ball at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.

Fishbone at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. 16+. Wed., July 11, 9 p.m.

Pat Benetar at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 8 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Macy Gray at Folsom Field on the CU Campus, Boulder. $49.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

Pantera with Slayer, Static X, Skrape and Morbid Angel at the Denver Coliseum. $40-$42, 800/965-4827. Wed., July 11.

Chris Whitley at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. 18+. Thurs., July 12, 8 p.m.

N'Sync at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $29.50-$65.50 plus service charges, 520-9090. Limit of 8 tickets per person. Fri., July 13, 7:30 p.m.

Umphrey's McGee and Moot Boot Lover at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Sat., July 14, 10 p.m.

Willie Nelson with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring original members Jimmy Ibbotson and John McEuen at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Cradle of Filth with Nile at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Mon., July 16, 7 p.m.

Michelle Shocked at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20-$22, 303/443-3399. 21+. Mon., July 16, 8 p.m.

Trey Anastasio at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., July 17-18, 7:30 p.m.

Echo and the Bunnymen with The Rosenbergs at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $25, 303/322-2308. Tues., July 17, 8 p.m.

The Average White Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25, 303/443-3399. Wed., July 18, 8 p.m.

Slum Village, Phife Dawg, Jerobi, Schoolz of Thought, Mystic and more at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. 18+. Thurs., July 19, 9 p.m.

Toots & The Maytals at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri.-Sat., July 20-21, 9 p.m.

Giant People with Carlos Washington at Tulagi, Boulder. $5.25, 303/447-0095. Fri., July 20, 10 p.m.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park Ski Resort. $46 single day or $82 two-day pass, 520-9090. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Sat., June 21: Sheryl Crow, Semisonic, Leftover Salmon, Ozomatli and The Radiators. On Sun., July 22: Melissa Etheridge, Sonia Dada, Joan Osborne, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise and Leo Nocentelli.

Depeche Mode with Poe at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$64.50, 520-9090. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

Fuel at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Free, all-ages. 303/786-7030. Tues., July 21, 8 p.m.

Aerosmith with Fuel at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $35-$70, 520-9090. Mon., July 23, 7 p.m.

Journey with Peter Frampton at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Neville Brothers with Steel Pulse at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $37.50, 800/965-4827. Tues., July 24, 8 p.m.

Lyle Lovett with Shawn Colvin at Red Rocks Amphitheater Morrison. $39-$49, 520-9090. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Godsmack and Deftones at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 25, 7 p.m.

Green Day at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. All-ages. Fri., July 27, 8 p.m.

Area: One Music Festival featuring Moby, OutKast, Incubus, the Roots, Nelly Furtado, Paul Oakenfold, The Orb, Carl Cox, Rinoroce and more at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45-$55, 520-9090. Sat., July 28.

Brian Setzer's '68 Comeback Special at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., July 31, 8 p.m.

Wotapalava featuring Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell, Rufus Wainwright and Magnetic Fields plus more at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $33-$57, 520-9090. Tues., July 31, 5:30 p.m.

Art Garfunkel at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $37-$40, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Yes with the Yes Symphony Orchestra at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $22.50-$82.50, 520-9090. Sun., Aug, 5, 7:30 p.m.

John Mellencamp with Trisha Yearwood at Red Rock Amphitheaterm Morrison. $51-$61, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.

Lucinda Williams at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. 16 +. Tues., Aug. 7, 8 p.m.

Stevie Nicks at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$75, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

Barenaked Ladies with The Proclaimers and Sarah Harmer at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$47, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 10.

blink 182, New Found Glory and Midtown at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

Allman Brothers Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 12, 7 p.m.

Hawg Fest with Lynryd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent and The Groove Hawgs at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $25-$30, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 13, 7 p.m.

Lloyd's Blues Music Fest featuring BB King, Buddy Guy, John Hiatt & the Goners, Tommy Castro and The Groove Hawgs at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$52, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 14, 5 p.m.

Nanci Griffith at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $32-$35, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

Mick Taylor with Preacher Boy at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $16.25, 800/965-4827. 21+. Wed., Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Channel 93.3 Weekend of Electronica at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $50 for two day passes, 520-9090. Rabbit in the Moon on Thurs., Aug. 16, 7:30. The Crystal Method and Uberzone on Fri., Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Many more to be announced.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$39, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 pm.

Backstreet Boys with Shaggy at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Erykah Badu with Common and Jurassic 5 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50-$45, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7 p.m.

Glam Slam Metal Jam featuring Poison, Warrant, Quiet Riot and Enuff Z'Nuff at Fiddler's Green, Englewood 419-$33, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/447-0095. Fri., Aug. 24, 10 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks XV featuring Burning Spear, Yellowman, Dave Wakeling, Mutabaruka, Wailing Souls, Mighty Diamonds, Worl-a-Girl and Judge Roughneck at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $35.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, noon.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band featuring Sheila E. Rodger Hodgson, Ian Hunter, Greg Lake and Howard Jones at Fiddler's Green. Englewood. $22.50-$62.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

King Sunny Ade at Denver Botanic Gardens. $27-$30, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

James Taylor at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $47.50-$57.50 all reserved, 520-9090. Sat., Sept 1, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept 2, 7:30 p.m.

Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

matchbox twenty with Train at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $3-$44, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Janet Jackson with 112 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.75-$81.75, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sports

Duran-Camacho II, World Champion Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran vs. Hector "Macho" Camacho in a boxing match at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$150, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 6 p.m.

theater

2 in 1 by Buntport Theater Company, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sat., through June 23, 8 p.m.

Quixote at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8, 720/946-1388. Sundays, through June 24, 8 p.m.

Aida arranged by Elton John and Tim Rice at the Buell Theater, Denver. $20-$65, 520-9090. Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. Through June 24.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, performed by Industrial Arts Theatre Company at the Denver Civic Center, Denver. $17, 303/595-3800. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. through June 30.

Fin at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sun., July 5-22, 8 p.m.

Silly Cow by Germinal Stage Denver. $11-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Through July 8.

Gypsy by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $35-$46.50, 800/448-5501. Through July 8.

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