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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring Colorado Me Colorado, sculpture by Peggy Cook, through Sept. 30. Gallery artists demonstrate every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

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 Explorations in Color, new watercolors by Maria Paca and Barbara Rotzoll, through Sept. 15.

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 Sticks & Stones, two- and three-dimensional works by Lyle Heckathorn and Susan Risinger, Sept. 7-23. Opneing reception: Fri., Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Words of Art, through Oct. 6. Also featuring Ego, new work by Daisy McConnell in the Avenue Gallery, Sept. 7-Oct. 3. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring metal sculpture by Santiago Fontanova and Edie Nelson, ongoing.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by the Colorado Springs Art Guild, Harrison School District Two, High Plains Elementary, Pikes Peak Community College, Chris Weed, through Sept.

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.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Mostly Black and White, pottery, clay and photography by Greg Marshall, Cris Pulos and Arlene Wood, through Aug. 21. Smoke and Shadow, paintings by Laura Reilly and pottery by Paul Rogers, through Sept. 18.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring works by Tracy & Sushe Felix, through Sept. 6.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring Speaking in Abstraction, paintings by Carol Ettenger. Also, vintage Korean War posters from the Department of Defense, Through Sept.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 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 Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Art History 101, a contemporary look at the historical influences by regional artists, through Sept. 28. ` `

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller and Debbie Yarra.

Helstrom's Gallery, 712 W. Colorado Ave. 473-3620. Featuring Geisha, new ceramic sculpture by Sushe Felix.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring mixed media animation sketches by Shaun Dougherty, through Sept. 12.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring complementary work by george Phillips and De Lynne Lehman, through Sept.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Faces of War, large works on paper by Richard Harden. Sept. 27-Oct. 26. Opening reception: Thurs., Sept. 27, 3-6:30 p.m.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring paintings concerning the environment by Lenore McKerlie and photographs by the members of Circle of Confusion through Oct. 29.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring The Chromatic Edge, Sept. 4-Oct. 1.

River Rock Gallery, 16 Colbrunn Court, north of Colorado Ave. between 24th and 25th Streets. Wed.-Sat., 10:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring painting, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture by over 30 artists.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring TAG... You're It!!!!!, an exhibition of fine art from The Art Guild of Denver, Sept. 3-28. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m.

The Villa at Palmer Lake, 75 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. 481-2222. Featuring works by Julie Kirkland, Cindy Tafil, and Amy O'Connor, through the summer. Additional local artists' works are welcome.

Velez Gallery Ltd, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring indigenous art of the Americas.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Runs indefinitely.


art events and programs

First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. Get your hands dirty and make some art at one of the sculpting, painting or other creation stations. The galleries and museum shop stay open late. On Sept. 6: ##########

SALUTE THIS! A mixed-media tribute to the American Dream, featuring a Redneck Expedition Documentary from the collection of JoEl Haertling; live trailer park jazz by Country Road X; a House of Frog 20th Century Fashion Timeline; and DJs Beekay, Jeremy and MC Drew B. Catlin. At the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Aug. 31, 9 p.m.

26th annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, a juried fine arts festival with 100 regional and local artists and craftspeople hosted by the Commonwheel Artists Co-Op in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park. Includes live music, entertainment, dancers and activities for children. Free. Call 577-7700 for more. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It's a Jungle Out There, the Fine Arts Center's 8th annual season opening gala featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and a performance of Bongo in the Congo followed by dinner and dancing. $125. Molly, 634-5581 ext. 356.

It Takes 5 Kick Off Party at the Citadel Mall, outside of J.C. Penney's. The It Takes 5 key chain admits teens into select theater productions for $5, 15 prior to performances that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. Featuring live music by Dr. No, Jacob Herald and Friends, performances by Ormao Dance, Motown Connection and more. 597-3344. Sat., Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Daniel Trenner at the Encore Dinner Theater's Hiawatha Room, 10 Old Man's Trail. For prices, call 475-0625. Intermediate: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Beginners: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 8-9.

Country Christmas Folk Art Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to the Garden of the Gods on 30th St. Featuring over 200 folk art professionals. $1-$5, 633-2026. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.

Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn Swing, Salsa, Tango, Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot and Rumba. $31-$69 includes four sessions. First session free. For details call 473-9622 or 634-3029. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.


call for entries

Gateway to the Rockies Art & Photo Competition in Aurora, CO seeking entries of two-dimensional fine art media, including photography. No classwork computer graphics, crafts or sculpture will be accepted. For a prospectus call Donovan Greene at 720/870-7105. Deadline: Sept. 7.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for Astral Bodies: An Exhibition of Cutting Edge Glass Art. Submit 3 slides per $20 entry fee, $5 per additional slide. Details, 481-0475. Deadline: Sept. 11.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for the Contemporary Fiber Art Show 2001 juried textile show. For a prospectus send a S.A.S.E. to Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, P.O. Box. 1154, Palmer Lake, CO, 80133 or call 481-0475. Deadline: Oct. 20.

Pueblo's Holistic Health & Psychic Fair accepting applications for the 6th biannual psychic fair. Contact Temara for a packet at 719/647-2377 or email

temara@codenet.net.

Colorado Springs Art Guild seeking entries for its regional juried 2001 showing. Judged by the original, no slides. $1,000 top prize. Send S.A.S.E. for prospectus to: Regional, P.O. Box 1304, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Free Pet Obituary/Remembrance section now offered on

www.colorado-springs.net. Share your feelings and love of that special friend who shared so much with you. Click on "Remembrance Page" in the Pet Obituaries section.

Shadow Needs Surgery -- Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue needs donation to help pay for hip surgery for Shadow, an eight-month old female Siberian Husky. Shadow's owners are unable to afford the operation and so have self-fostered her, meaning they are willing to find her a new home if she can get the surgery. She is in extreme pain due to a rare hip displacement disorder. The surgery will cost $1,400, and CSABR will pay all they can, but every little bit helps. Send donations to CSABR, Box 993, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0993, or call 260-0668 to get more info.


clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Camera Club meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Living Springs Worship Centre, 640 Manitou St., in Colorado Springs. Open to all levels of proficiency. For details call 597-6652 or email

chaskath@sprintmail.com. Next meeting: Sept. 4.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting: Tues., Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m.

Democratic Club Breakfast at the Olive Branch Restaurant, 23 S. Tejon. For details call Mark Entrekin, 548-8798. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Day With a Master, featuring corporate training consultant jack Wolf at the Red Lion Hotel. Sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development. $140-$190, 380-1412. Fri., Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a vegetarian potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at varying members' homes and city parks. For details or club information, visit

www.vsc.org or call 388-2176. Next gathering: Sept. 9. Also taking a tour of Eden Valley Lifestyle Center on Sun., Aug. 19, noon. Call kate at 303/300-2368 for details.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Inc. (SMMUG), meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (novices meet at 6) at the Disabled American Veterans building, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. For information call Lynn Poos 719-599-4528 or visit

www.smmug.org. Next meeting: Sept. 12.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetiings held every second Wednesday of the month September-May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: Sept. 12.

Chess Club meeting every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Details, 266-1600.


Forums & discussions

Elite Globalizations vs. People's Globalization, a lecture by Kevin Danaher, author and co-founder of Global Exchange. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Preserving Sacred Indian Landscapes, a discussion with Andrew Gulliford, director of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College at the Colorado College Aficionados and Friends of the Library Luncheon in Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $10.50. RSVP by Mon., Sept. 10: 389-6649. Wed., Sept. 12, noon.

The Work of Art in the Age of Biocybernetic Reproduction, a discussion with W.J.T. Mitchell, Colorado College English Department MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor. In Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.


health & healing

Hanna Somatics, classes designed to reawaken the mind's control of movement, flexibility and health with Susan Blue. At Motion Studies, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. $12 per class or $80 for the 8-class series. Registration, 635-7844. Every Thursday except for Sept. 27, 5-6 p.m., Sept. 6-Nov. 1.

Meeting the Arthritis Challenge with Mike Moran of the US Olympic Committee. Topics include exercise, yoga, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, pain management, surgery and more. At the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $5, 520-5711. Sat., Sept. 8, 8:30-12:30 p.m.

The Four Basic Herbal Cleansers with herbalist Cynthia Challenner at the Winslow Court Retirement Center, Multi Purpose room, 3920 E. San Miguel. Learn why we need herbal cleansers for ridding the body of Yeast, Parasites, Stones, and Environmental pollutants, (heavy metals). $2 plus a canned good. For details call Sharon at 599-7466 or email

Herbs@pcisys.net. Fri., Sept. 21.

Free Prostate Screening to check for prostate cancer. Men over 50 and African-American men over 40 especially encouraged to participate. At Memorial Hospital Cancer Center. Register by calling 444-CARE. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 a.m.

T.A.P.P., The Addiction Prevention Program, offering two proven and life-changing vehicles of overcoming addictions, The Twelve Steps and A Course in Miracles. Parents, bring your kids. Meeting every Tuesday night from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. For details call Gary, 442-2266.

Tobacco Quit Kits available for those who wish to quit smoking. Kits contain information and incentives, and are free. To request a kit call 632-4200.


senior programs & activities

Body Mechanics for Senior Citizens, a gentle program for the mind and body that redefines the body's potential for withstanding decline. At Yoga Source, 623 N. Nevada Ave. $12 per class or $50 for series. Susan Blue, 475-9908. On Tuesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Lower Body Mechanics. On Tuesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Upper body Mechanics.

El Paso County Senior Household Chemical Waste Collection Program at Penrose Equestrian Center, xxxx Rio Grande. Bring a maximum of 50 pounds of solid waste, 5 gallons of liquid waste and four tires, no rims. Bring products labeled "Use With Caution", "Flammable", "Keep Away From Children" or other hazardous chemicals. Call 575-8450 with questions about materials. Volunteers needed. Fri., Sept. 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Life After 50 Celebration at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Featuring over 50 exhibitors, live entertainment, fitness demonstration, lunch, and car show. Free, 531-0088. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Art, Creativity and Craft Classes at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Includes Embossed cards, oil painting, porcelain doll making, quilting, woodcarving and Creating the Story of Your Life. Times and fees vary, details. 520-6471.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.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

Colorado Springs Balloon Classic 5K, in Memorial Park, seeks volunteers to help with set-up, registration, water stations and more. Call Karen Becker at 233-2489 or check in at the registration desk by 6 a.m. the day of the event. Race begins at 8. Sun., Sept. 2.

The Children's Literacy Center seeks volunteers ages 16 or older (13-15 with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading to first, second and third graders. Two hours per week for 12 weeks will help a child become a successful reader. 30 sites and a variety of tutoring times available, training provided. For details call 471-8672.

Suicide Prevention Hotline, serving El Paso and Teller counties, seeking volunteers to staff a home-based telephone service whose goal is to help a person in crisis find a way to live. Training begins Sept. 22. Call Tom at 573-7447.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative seeking volunteers for restoration, seed collecting, trail and rock-work activities on Missouri Mountain, Grays and Torreys Peaks, The Crestone Needle and Quandary Peak. Call 303/278-7525 ext. 115 or 120 or email

intern@14ers.org.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office is in need of volunteers in a variety of positions including; Posse Deputies, Volunteer/Events Assistant, Range Assistant, Clerical/Office Assistants, Wildland Fire Crew Members, Cadets (young people 14-21) and more. Contact Jaimie Hutchison, Volunteer Coordinator at 520-7216 or email JaimieHutchison@elpasoco.com to find out more. You can also visit the EPSO web page: www.elpasoco.com/sheriff.

Workout, Ltd. seeking a volunteer Facilitator to assist participants in developing and approving a mutually acceptable agreement and facilitate meetings with victims and offender towards a positive resolution whenever possible. For details call Denise Montano or Rich Lindsey at 471-4200.

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers to help break the cycle of abuse by providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere for infants and toddlers while mothers attend afternoon support groups to overcome addiction. Volunteers are also requested to assist with car seat safety checks and educate students of the dangers of smoking. For information about these and other volunteer opportunities, call 578-3278 or email karenweber@elpasoco.com.

Volunteer literacy tutors needed to help adult students through the Pikes Peak Library District. Volunteers also needed to be "Talk English!" group facilitators and conversational aides, computer lab aides, and "BookTalk" presenters for the Adult Literacy Program. For more information or to volunteer, call the Adult Literacy Office at 531-6333, x2223 or x2224.


Film & Video

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Fest of Animation at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 18+. $7.70, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 14-15, midnight.

Music in German Films series, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Colorado College's Max Kade Theater, in Armstrong Hall Room 300 (on the NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. On Sept. 4: The Three Penny Opera. On Sept. 11: The Congress Dances. On Sept. 18: Es war eine rauchende Ballnacht. On Sept. 25: Friedemann Bach.

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. $7, 634-5583. On Sept. 9-10: Inside Switzerland with Clint Denn.

Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival featuring quality bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender films at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Schedule of 12 films and 10 shorts includes the Colorado Springs premier of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. $70 for a pass to all events, or $8 per film, 634-5583. For a complete schedule visit

http://www.lavenderfilms.org. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.


Learning

Minding Your Business, a free program to teach you how to use the library's business resources. At the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. 531-6333 ext. 2308. Sat., Sept. 1, 8:30 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 Sun., Sept. 2, 1 p.m.: Wildlife Rescue!

Legion XIIII, a living history performance group demonstrating life in the ancient Roman Empire. Featuring Centurion Marcvs Cassivs, Roman freedwoman Antonia Sabina and copies of original artifacts from the British Museum. At Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Dr. 328-6600. Tues., Sept. 4.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, classes every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office 305 S. Union Blvd., or Wednesdays and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5650 N. Union Blvd. $5 each or $30 for seven. Pre-register by calling 636-8923. On Sept. 4 and 6: Saving Seed from Your Own Garden/Composting. On Sept. 18 and 20: Fall Bulbs for Spring Glory. On Sept. 25 and 27: Fall & Winter Turf Care. On Oct. 2 and 4: Extending Your Garden Inside for Winter. On Oct. 9 and 10: Spring Blooming Woody Plants. On Oct. 16-17: Basics of Pruning Woody Plants.

Biblical Enrichment Study -- "The Land of the Book", a 10-week course of biblical events as presented in the scriptural accounts. With Earl Saunders at Benet Hill Monestary, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. $90, 633-0655. Sept. 6-Nov. 9.

Researching Foundations and Corporations, a free program for non-profit organizations that will incorporate materials from the library's El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center. At the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Register by calling 531-6333 ext. 2335. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30 a.m.

Investment Tools at Your Library, a free program teaching you how to become a savvy investor by using the library. At penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Details, 531-6333 ext. 2224. Sat., Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to noon.

Cooking Classes at the Broadmoor with Chef Paul Jensen, in the Penrose Room. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. $25 per class. For reservations call 634-7711 ext. 5392.

Talk English! Practice speaking social English at these free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced learners. For details call 531-6333 ext. 2224. Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy.

West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., announcing enrollment for fall classes in art, dance, photography, health and wellness, early childhood, drama, cooking, sports, teen classes, field trips for kids and adults and much much more. Times, locations and fees vary. To receive fall brochure or for registration information, call 444-7340.

Photography classes at Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Includes wedding, portrait, black & white, digital photography, Photo 101 and more. Visit

www.shewmakers.com for full schedule or call 636-1696.

Chamber University, presented by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, offering classes in starting a business, marketing, e-commerce, leadership, seminars, financial and retirement planning, gaining Department of Defense contracts and more. Locations, times and fees vary. Call 575-4325 for details.

Secular Home Schooling Support Group meeting at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Offering support to parents of home schooled children. For more information, call 637-8282.


Literary Events

Kim Addonizio reading selections from her poetic works, Tell Me and The Philosopher's Club in Colorado College's Bemis Dining Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Win Blevins signing Dictionary of the American West at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., Sept. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. On Sept. 13: On Dreams, by Freud. On Oct. 11: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. On Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

Literary Experience Dinners at Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave. Each dinner features dishes related to a classic piece of literature or author, readings, skits, wine and fun. $60. For reservations, call 632-8287. On Sun., Sept. 16, 6 p.m.: Shakespeare Dinner, featuring roasted leg of lamb, bread pudding and grilled squab.

Minnie Bruce Pratt reading from her poetic works including Walking Back Up Depot Street and Love Makes a Family in Colorado College's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade. Free, 389-6607. Mon., Sept. 17, 8 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On Sept. 25: Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel. On Oct. 23: Talking to High Monks in the Snow, by Lydia Minatoya. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.

Talus Review, an online Rocky Mountain Literary Journal, now accepting unpublished work. Visit

www.talusreview.org.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Inisheer Album Release Concert at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St. $3, 385-0766. All-ages. Sun, Sept. 2, 7 p.m.

Charlie Robison at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $8-$12, 596-1212. 18+. Wed., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Big acoustic jam at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Featuring Malcolm Lucard, Dan Lehman, Greg Borom, Rock-star Charlie, Steve Miles, Mimo Orosco and more. Free, 633-1080. Sat., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.

Johnny B. Connolly with Aidan Brennan at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Young Folks Concert at the Mountain Acoustic Music Association, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview. Jam follows. $3, 687-9483 or 687-5085. Sun., Sept. 16, 6-8:30 p.m.

Michael Tomlinson at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $25, 278-8108. Sun., Oct. 14, 3 p.m.

Terri Clark at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $22-$26, 596-1212. 18+. Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.


classical

Extasis performing an Argentine Tango musical concert plus Tango demonstration and open dance floor at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $15, cash or check at door, 475-0625. Mon., Sept. 10. 7:30-11 p.m., doors open at 7:15.


jazz & swing

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m.: USAF Falconaires, Antler's Park.

High Altitude Trombone Quartet with Wycliffe Gordon performing an all-Gershwin concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade & Cache La Poudre. $10-$14, 632-8719. Sun., Sept. 16, 3 p.m.

A Salute to the Music of Frank Sinatra with Harry Connick, Sr. (the father of Harry Jr.) at USC Hoag Hall, Pueblo. $20, 719/543-0130. Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.


miscellaneous

Mbira Music from Zimbabwe featuring Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., Sept. 9, 3 p.m.


reggae

Basil Reid at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Free, 633-1080. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

Katoorah Jayne at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. 268-9951. Fri., Aug. 31, 8 p.m.

RobFest '01 in Acacia P{ark, downtown. Featuring the Ghettoe Cherubs, 48 Ribs, Laid to Rest, Deus Providious and more. Free. Sat., Sept. 1, noon.

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

The Gluey Brothers at the Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Free, 632-8484. 21+. Mon.-Tues., Sept. 3-4, 9 p.m.

Back to School Bash with Looks Like Me, Sad Star Caf, Rubber Planet, Man Down and more. In Acacia Park, Tejon and Bijou. Free, all welcome. Sat., Sept. 8, noon-8 p.m.

Pete with One Side Zero at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5.43, 800/965-4827. Tues., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

G. Love & Special Sauce and The Motet at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

Boondoggle performing their rock opera Ursa at their EP release party. Featuring street performers and a light show. At the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5, 685-5196 or www.boonie.com. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 p.m.

Byron James Band at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5182 Centennial Blvd. Sun., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance Tour featuring Slipknot, System of a Down, Rammstein and Mudvayne at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $36.50, 576-2626. Sat., Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.

New Jack Hippies at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m.


music announcements

Colorado Springs Choral Society hodling auditions for membership in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. For appointments call 634-3737. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 4-5, 7-10 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions for 2nd oboe, violin, viola, cello and bass. Call Phyllis White, 520-1893 or Rebecca Harriosn, 540-9072 to get music and schedule an audition.

Hip-hop artists sought by southern Colorado promoter to perform and put Colorado on "the national hip-hop map". To submit demo tapes, CDs and videos call VP Productions at 597-2669.


Performances

Comedy

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring new performers every Wednesday through Sunday. Also, 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. Beginning Sept. 5: Dale Jones (Monkey Boy). Sept. 12: Monique. Sept. 19: Darryl Rhodes. Sept. 26: Don Barnhart.


Dance

Beauty and the Beast by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. At the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $TBA, 520-SHOW. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.


Theater

Under Two Flags, an 1880's melodrama set in Europe and Africa, at Butte Opera House, Cripple Creek. $6.50-$12.50, 689-2513. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. Through Sept. 2.

Sesame Street Live: Big Bird's Sunny Day Campout at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$18, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Jocasta! Jocasta! By the Theater of Others. In the Seven Mile Springs Gazebo in Manor Park, on El Paso behind the train engine. $5-$10, sliding scale. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 7-8 and Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 13-15, 8 p.m.

Odyssey of Runyon Jones on KCME Radio Theater. Tune your radio to 88.7 FM on Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

The Foreigner by TheatreWorks in Dwire Theater at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $17-$19, 262-3232. Sundays, 4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7;30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29, 2 p.m. Sept. 14-Oct. 7.

Smokey Joe's Caf starring Rita Coolidge and Gary US Bonds at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 520-SHOW. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 2-3.

Annie Get Your Gun by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Oct. 5-21.

I Do I Do at Castaways Dinner Play House, 103 Manitou Ave. Romantic musical version of The Four Poster. $30 includes dinner. Reservations, 685-3300. Fridays and Saturdays, runs indefinitely.

Ain't Misbehavin' by the Encore! Dinner Theater at their new location at 10 Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (formerly Tajine Alami). $36 plus tax includes meal. Reservations, 471-PLAY. Fridays and Saturdays, cocktails and live music, 6 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m., show at 8. Sunday, music and buffet at 5 p.m., show at 6:30.

Honesty Always Wins, an audience participation-style comedy western melodrama followed by a vaudeville-style olio show at Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $22.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $12, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.


announcements

TheatreWorks holding auditions for Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Szechuan in the UCCS University Center 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Roles available for people of all ages, including children over 7. Musicians and dancers also sought, no preparation required. For details call 262-3232. Sat., Sept. 1, 1-4 p.m.

Strong female lead, age 30 to 40 needed for Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe. Rehearses Sept. - Oct. Performance at Smokebrush Theater, Nov. 9-Dec. 2 Call Michael for appt. 440-3950.

Scriptwriters sought by new local production group for a radio drama series. Only adaptations of great literature are needed, no original scripts please. Please contact 719/389-1337 for information and terms.


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 Mon., Sept. 3, 6 p.m., Full Moon Hike. On Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m.: A Morning Hike. On Sat., Sept. 22, 3 p.m.: Autumn Equinox Hike.

Fifth annual Self Sufficiency Golf Tournament to benefit Colorado Springs Housing Authority. At Eisenhower Golf Course at the Air Force Academy. $130 per person includes green fees, breakfast, lunch, contests and more. For details call John, 385-5319 or Shirley, 385-5320. Fri., Aug. 31, 8 a.m.

Balloon Classic 5K Race, Family Walk & Diaper Dash at Memorial Park. $10-$25, 471-4833 or

www.balloonclassic.com. Participants are encouraged to bring their used running shoes for donation or a clean running event t-shirt for the t-shirt swap, leftovers will also be donated. Sun., Sept. 2, 8 a.m.

Full Moon Hike along the Santa Fe Regional Trail. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area off County Line Road and Highway 105. Free. Reservations required, 520-6387. Thurs., Sept. 6, 8-9:30 p.m.

IOF Foresters Golf Tournament to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. At Cherokee Ridge Golf Course, 1850 Tuskegee Place. $50 includes greens fee, golf cart, prizes and dinner. For ages 16 and up, 380-0911. Register by Sept. 2. Sun., Sept. 9, 8 a.m.

Pikes Peak Challenge, a hike to the top of Pikes Peak to raise funds for brain injury awareness and education. For registration information call 593-0496 or 574-1634. Sat., Sept 15.

The Silverwolves, Colorado Spring's women's ice hockey team, is looking for members for the 2001-2002 season. Current age range of the team is from 15 years to fifty. All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Practices are Thursday nights at Sertich Ice Arena with games and tournaments throughout the state. Call Charlie at 635-2363 for more info or check out the website at www.silverwolves.com.

Garden of the Gods Night Programs. Free. Reservations required, 634-666 ext. 1001. On Tuesdays: Bat Walk, preceded by short video. Bring a flashlight, jacket and sturdy shoes. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Prairie Falcon Walk, with Naturalists Cliff and Jane Eisenach. Bring binoculars or use the spotting scope. 6 p.m. Thursdays: Colorful Characters. Meet some of the people who have left their mark on the park. Actors will portray Gen. William Palmer, Katherine Lee Bates and The Bloomer Girl on the north terrace of the visitor center (weather permitting). 5 p.m.

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

Events at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Times and ticket prices vary, call 520-6711. On Aug. 17-19: Penrose Horse Trials. On Aug. 25-26: RMDS Dressage Show. On Sept. 1-3: Super Race Barrel Racing.

Victor Hill Climb, an auto race up a gravel road to the American Eagles Overlook in Victor, CO. $10-$12, 634-7378. Qualifying runs: Sat., Sept. 15, 8 a.m. Races; Sun., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.


Special Events

Bathe 'n' Bark to benefit Dreampower Animal Rescue. College freshmen will wash and dry your dog for a minimum $5 donation. All dogs must be leashed and not aggressive. At Wag 'n' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St. 390-7838. Fri., Aug. 31, 12:30-4 p.m.

Colorado Springs Balloon Classic at Memorial Park. Featuring 120 pilots and balloons, live entertainment, music, dancing and more. Balloon Glows on Saturday and Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Balloons lift off at 7 a.m. each morning, with breakfast from 5:30-9:30 a.m. each morning. Free admission, balloon rides available for $175 by calling 578-0935. For general info call 471-4833. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3.

Full Moon Ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans at "the Grove" in Monument Valley Park (directly west from Boddington Soccer field at the far north end of the park). For information or directions call 800/731-2650. Sun., Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado College Opening Celebrations to begin the 2001-2002 school year. All events free, seating limited, 389-6607. On Mon., Sept. 3, 9 a.m.: Opening Convocation in Shove Chapel.

Colorado State Fair, featuring rodeos, stock shows, arts and crafts, 4-H competitions, carnival, hot rod shows and rallies and so much more. Live music includes Bob Dylan, 98 Degrees, Kansas, Ratt, Vince Neil, Randy Travis, Chris LeDoux, Brooks & Dunn, the Beach Boys and many others. See Music listings for concert details. $6, Call 719/566-0530. Mon.-Thurs., 2-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Through Sept. 3.

32nd Annual Fountain Fall Festival in Fountain, CO. Featuring a pancake breakfast at Fountain Ft. Carson Middle School, 515 Santa Fe, from 7-9:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 10. Also features food, a tractor pull, crafts, live music by Wild Blue Country, and a BBQ dinner at Fire Station 1, 212 N. Santa Fe Ave. Free, 382-3190. Mon., Sept. 3.

Labor Day Celebration at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods at 30th St. Bring a picnic and enjoy the historic scenery. Free, 578-6777. Mon., Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Goodguys Colorado Classic, a hot rod and custom event featuring over 2,000 hotrods through 1972, swap meet, car sales, manufacturer's exhibits, kids area, NASCAR rides and much more. At Pikes Peak International Raceway. $6-$12, 382-7223. To register a vehicle, call 925/838-9876. Fri.-Sat, Sept. 7-8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fairview Cemetery Crawl, a self-guided tour through the Old Colorado City Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St., where the historical figures buried there will come alive and share their story. For all ages. $2-$5, 636-1225. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 8-9, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Colorado College Tent Sale to reduce surplus inventory. At the Transportation Shop on 1144 Glen Avenue. Free, 389-6607. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City (also features craft fair): Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 13. At Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 29. At Acacia Park: Mondays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 1. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 27.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, "the father of motivational speaking" at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$45, 520-SHOW. Fri., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.


Youth & Family Events

Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Featuring Things That Go..., activities complimenting the Center's summer exhibition theme. In the Reilly Family Gallery, investigate an ambulance, make a temporary cast/finger puppet, fly helicopters, help fight a fire and ride on a police motorcycle through realistic computer games and flight simulators, make a wind spinner, and much more. Also, take a video field trip in the el Pomar Magic Carpet Theater, read books in the Lizard Lounge and maneuver to escape the gridlock in the Sensations exhibit. $3-$4, 719/543-0130. Tues.-Sat., through Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pagan Children's Circle meeting every other Saturday at 11 a.m. in area parks and members' homes. All ages and traditions welcome. For details email

starfrog72@aol.com or call Jessica, 634-7820. Next meeting: Sept. 1.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sun., Sept., 1, 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m.: Off the Beaten Path. On Sat., Sept. 8, 10-11:30 a.m.: Bear Creek Scavenger Hunt, for kids 6-12. On Sat., Sept. 15, 8-10 a.m.: Fall Bird Count. On Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Stories Around the Campfire. On Sat., Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to noon: Introduction to Wildlife Art. On Sat., Sept. 29, 10-11 a.m.: Dangers of the Outdoors, 10-11 a.m.

Florissant Fossil Beds Junior Ranger Program, featuring fun, educational programs for kids of all ages. Most programs begin at 1 p.m. and last about 45 min. Free. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. On Sun., Sept. 2: Fossil Rangers.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., Sept. 1, 9-11 a.m.: Fall Flower Walk. On Sat., Sept. 8, 7:30-11 a.m.: Fall Bird Count. On Wed., Sept. 12, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m. Also, Thurs., Sept. 13, 3-4:30 p.m.: Awesome Amphibians. On Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Honey Harvest. On Sat., Sept. 22, 10-11 a.m.: What's Container Gardening? On Wed., Sept. 26, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.: The Changing Leaves. On Sat., Sept. 29, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Birdseed Sale.

Sesame Street Live: Big Bird's Sunny Day Campout at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$18, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Father Oriented Parenting Classes at the Fatherhood Foundation, 102 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Suite 306. Taught by certified instructors recognized by the courts and community. Sliding scale available. For info call Ben Corsbie, 648-3058.

Inside/Out Youth Group, fostering a community that nurtures the development of a positive sexual identity in all adolescents, especially young homosexual, bisexual and transgendered people. Meeting at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside, every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by recreation at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to youth ages 14-22. Details, 328-1056.

Head Start infant, toddler and preschool programs now enrolling for the 2001-2002 school year. Children in the program receive interactive, age-appropriate classroom activities, medical and dental screenings, nutrition guidance, special needs therapy and usually transportation to and from school. Call 635-1536 for enrollment locations and eligibility requirements.

Kids Storytime every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Border, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600.

Children's Storytime every Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free. Stories and readers vary, call 637-8282 for details.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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

KYGO 21st Birthday Bash featuring Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, The Warren Brothers and Mark McGuinn at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $36-$46, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.


art

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Featuring Joe Brainard: A Retrospective. Also, Open Workyards, by Jim Johnson and Pictures of the Passing World, various artists, through Sept. 8.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring European Masterpieces, Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, through Sept. 9. Seven Point Perspective: Photography From the Denver Salon, through Sept. 2. Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31. Many more exhibitions; for details, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Foothills Art Center, 805 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring the 28th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, through Oct. 21.


Classical & jazz music

Maceo Parker at Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass. $30, 970/920-4996. All-ages. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 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.

Third Annual Pikes Peak Jazz Festival at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Kickoff with the Al Eberhardt Changing Times at the Shining Mountain Golf Course, Woodland Park, Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Featuring Rocky Mountain Banjos, the Eddie Jones Quartet, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Pat Bianchi Trio, Kinda Dixie Jazz Band, Dotsero, USAF Falconaires, Suzanne Morales Octet, Eohippus and Junior and Senior High School ensembles. $10-$55, 687-5489. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23.

Charles Lloyd featuring John Abercrombie, Larry Grenadier and Billy Hart at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22.50-$28.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Jazz Mandolin Project featuring Fishman at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Sat.: 21+. Sun.: 16 +. Oct. 6-7, 8 p.m.


comedy

Mitch Hedburg at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., Aug. 31, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 1, 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 2, 8 p.m.

Margaret Cho at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $27.50-$45, 520-9090. Fri., Sept 28, 8 p.m.


literary events

Colorado Gold Writers Conference at the Embassy Suites in Englewood, CO. Featuring editor and author workshops for those with polished manuscripts ready as well as workshops on various topics. $169, 800/654-4810. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.


opera

Cesaria Evora at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32-$44, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.


Recreation

Donor Dash 2001, a 5K run/walk to increase awareness about the growing need for organ and tissue donation in Colorado and the US. In Washington Park, Denver. To register, call 888/868-4747. Sun., Sept. 2, 7 a.m.

Tour of Victor 5th Annual Mountain Bike Weekend featuring 17 miles of high elevation on rugged trails and back roads and through land only open to biking during this special event. For registration call Brian Hayes, 689-2029. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 8-9.

Tour of the Vineyards Bike Ride, through 6 wineries and acres of vineyards with 1000 riders. 25 miles long. Registration, 303/635-2815. Sept. 15.

Salida Tenderfoot Du/Triathalon, a combined 1,000 meter swim, 40K bike race and 10K run. Open to all-ages, limited spaces. Registration: 877/777-5432. Sat., Sept. 22.

Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half-Marathon at Boulder Reservoir, Boulder. $35-$75,

www.boulderbackroads.com. Sun., Sept. 30, 8 a.m.

Ninth annual Rim Rock Run, a 37K run on paved Rim Rock Drive through the Colorado National Monument through high desert, red rock canyons, rock monoliths and mesas, near Grand Junction. Registration: 970/243-4055 or www.rimrockrun.org. Nov. 10.


rock, pop & blues

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

Maceo Parker at Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass. $30, 970/920-4996. All-ages. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

Angelique Kidjo at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Sept., 1, 9 p.m.

Leonard Dillon & The Ethiopians with Howard Booker Bridges II at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., Sept. 1, 8 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.

Ozomatli at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17, 800/965-4827. Mon., Sept. 3, 8 p.m.

Rankin' Roger at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Tues., Sept. 4, 8 p.m.

Good Riddance at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10, 303/830-2525. Wed., Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

Bachir and Mustapha Attar of the Master Musicians of Jajoka with Critters Buggin at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. 21+. Wed., Sept. 5, 8 p.m.

Beat Junkies and The Visionaries at the Boulder Theater, Boulder $TBA, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., Sept. 6, 8 p.m.

The Specials at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12-$14, 303/322-2308. Thurs., Sept. 6, 8 p.m.

The Motet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.

Pedro the Lion at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 7, 6 p.m.

Jive at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 7, 9:30 p.m.

Rollins Band with Mother Superior at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.

Marco Antonio Solis at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35-$65, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Furtado Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Sept. 8, 9 p.m.

The Radiators with The Motet at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $22.50, 303/322-2308. Sat., Sept. 8 p.m.

MTVs TRL Tour featuring Destiny's Child, Nelly, Eve and 3LW at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.

CAKE at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $22.50, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

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

Tony Bennett and k.d. lang at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32.50-$77.50, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Reverend Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Wed., Sept. 12, 8 p.m.

Grant Lee Phillips at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $15, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 12, 9 p.m.

Club Afrodisiac with Abstract Rude & Ras Kass at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., Sept. 12, 9 p.m.

Sade with India Arie at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.75-$75.25, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Jive with The John Butler Trio at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., Sept. 13, 9 p.m.

Gov't Mule featuring Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Dave Schools and Chuck Leavell at Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. With the John Butler Trio. $20-$22, 520-9090. 16+. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

John Tesh at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $26-$42, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 14, 9 p.m.

Willie Porter at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $12-$13, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Pat McGhee Band at the Aggie Theater, Ft. Collins. $10, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

The funky Meters and Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25-$30, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

P.J. Harvey with Moris Tepper at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $28.50, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 p.m.

Back to School Jam with Snoop Dogg, Redman, Doggy's Angels, Kurupt, Soopafly and Butch Cassidy at Fiddler's Green, Engelwood. $35-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.

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

311 at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Joe Walsh at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $31.50-$41.50, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

Weezer with Cold at the Denver Coliseum, Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.50-$31.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Judas Priest with Anthrax at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $39, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

Jupiter Coyote at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club with Devotchka at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Sept. 21, 9 p.m.

Comotion at Mishiwaka Amphitheater, Bellevue. $15-$18, 303/544-5875. All-ages. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

Mike Watt at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Don McLean at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$45, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Comotion at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/544-5875. 21+. Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m.

The Disco Biscuits at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m. Sun., Sept 23, 8 p.m.

Earth, Wind and Fire with Rufus featuring Chaka Khan at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$75, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

Unwound at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10.50, 303/322-2308. Tues., Sept. 25, 9:30 p.m.

Megadeth at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band Kinfolk Celebration at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. Thurs., Sept. 27, 9 p.m.

Cold at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Kelly Joe Phelps at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $14-$15, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Lit with Handsome Devil at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $14, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Moe. at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. With Sonia Dada, Fri., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. With Spearhead, Sat., Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Super Diamond at the Ogden Theater, Denver $17, 303/830-2525. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band with Slip at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/786-7030. Fri., Sept. 28, 9 p.m. (21+) Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m. (All-ages.)

Todd Snider at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $14, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $63-$83, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

Tricky at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $17-$22, 303/830-2525. Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

The Proclaimers at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14.50, 303/322-2308. Fri., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

Alice Cooper at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Cray Band with The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Temptations at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $39-$59, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

El Vez at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Shakedown Street at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12.50, 303/830-2525. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

The Damned at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 303/322-2308. Sun., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.

Modest Mouse at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $16-$17, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m.

Backstreet Boys with Sisqo and Krystal at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Culture on the Skids at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m.

Dusty Drapes & Dusters at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

El Tri with Victimas Del Dr. Cerebro at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $32.25-$42.25, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

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

Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Barrage at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$39, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

Beulah at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 303/322-2308. Mon., Oct. 15, 8 p.m.

Jane Olivor at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $28.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Flotsam & Jotsam at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25-$16.25, 303/443-3399. Thurs., All-ages. Fri., 21+. Oct. 18-19, 9 p.m.

dc Talk at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $27-$29, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.


special events

SALUTE THIS! A mixed-media tribute to the American Dream, featuring a Redneck Expedition Documentary from the collection of JoEl Haertling; live trailer park jazz by Country Road X; a House of Frog 20th Century Fashion Timeline; and DJs Beekay, Jeremy and MC Drew B. Catlin. At the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Aug. 31, 9 p.m.

Crestone Energy, Trade and Art Fair featuring alternative energy demos, workshops, speakers, arts, games, live music and food. Free. For details or directions call Talmath Mesenbrink, 719/256-4197. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 1-2.

Festival of Mountain and Plain... A Taste of Colorado, in Civic Center Park, downtown Denver. Featuring all kinds of food from over 50 of Denver's best restaurants, plus more than 200 marketplace booths, carnival midway, live entertainment, and live music on six outdoor stages. Free, 303/478-7878 or www.

www.atasteofcolorado.com. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Victor Celebrates the Arts, a painting and art festival featuring dinners, shows, sales, kids activities and more in Victor, CO. Come paint en plein air. Free, 689-2999. Through Sept. 3.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials in Meeker, CO. Featuring over 100 handler/dog teams, craft fair, barbeques, Border Collie Frisbee exhibit, live music and more. $8-$15, 970/878-5483 or www.meekersheepdog.com. Wed.-Sun., Sept. 5-9.

18th Annual Taste of Cherry Creek, featuring eclectic delights prepared by over 25 of the finest chefs in Cherry Creek, coffee and sweets, accompanied by everything from Merlots to microbrews. At the Fillmore Plaza. Volunteers needed. Details, 303/388-6022. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Colorado Progressive Coalition 5th Birthday Awards Dinner featuring keynote speaker Jesse Jackson, Jr. At the Doubletree Hotel, Denver. $25-$50, 303/866-0908. Sat., Sept. 15, 6 p.m.

Fruita Fall Festival in Fruita, CO. Features a street dance, Livin' Large parade, Rimrock Rodeo, carnival, food, bullfight and lots more, 970/858-3894 or www.fruitachamber.org. Sept. 28-30.

Elder Care Conference featuring keynote speaker Ram Dass at author Dr. Bill Thomas at Congregation Har HaShem, Boulder. Featuring content by experts in gerontology, nursing, psychotherapy, hospice, wellness, institutional management, care giving, and spirituality. $119, 800/943-1920. Fri., Oct. 19.


theater

Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedy by Joe DiPietro. At the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Sept. 4-30.

Mrs. Warren's Profession by Germinal Stage Denver. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Through Oct. 7.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5-$6, 303/431-3939. Sept. 25-Nov. 30.

Glengarry Glen Ross, performed by HorseChart Theater Company at the Denver Civic Center, 721 Santa Fe, Denver. $18-$20, 303/595-3800. Thurs.-Sa t., through Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Putting It Together, a musical revue of Stephen Sondheim's recent work at the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Nov. 6-Dec. 2.

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