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Art Shows and Galleries

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring paintings by University of Colorado artists, through Oct. 28.

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.

Bentley's Coffeehouse, 6840 N. Academy Blvd., 268-0830. Featuring A Broad Abroad, images from trips to France, Peru and Ireland, by Carol Ettenger.

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, through Sept. 23.

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, through Oct. 3.

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 College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring From the Temple of Heaven, new work form recent travels by Kate Leonard, through Sept. 26. Reception: Fri., Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m.

Colorado Ironworks, 615 S. Sierra Madre, 447-1622. Open by appointment. Featuring new metal works including functional metal furniture and sculpture mixed with mosiac tile and glass by Judy Ellias.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Smoke and Shadow, paintings by Laura Reilly and pottery by Paul Rogers, through Sept. 18.

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, Donald Vann and Debbie Yarra.

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

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring art glass by Jon Bush, through Oct.

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, through Oct. 1.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Annual Faculty Art Show, through Oct. 26.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring A Taste of Others: A Collection of Culinary Arts, through Nov. 10. Also, Contemporary Mexican Art, by Arturo Fuentes in the Regional Gallery. Rush to the Rockies: Nelson A. Rieger, in the King Gallery.

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, through Sept. 28.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring American Athletes, sports photography by Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, until August.

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

Salida Storefront Studio Tour & Fall Art Festival, at various art studios and galleries in downtown Salida. Meet the artists and see a demonstration. For details call 877/772-5432. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23.

The Ninth Annual Front Range Symposium, titled "The State of Feminism in Visual Culture." Featured speakers are Dr. Amelia Jones, Dr. Judith Wilson, Liz Wright Ingraham, Katy Rogers and Stacy Dyson. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free but reservations required. Call Melinda Murphy at 634-5581 ext. 318. Sat., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region has an opening for a citizen to serve a two- or three- year term as a community representative. The commission meets at 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month to make recommendations on public art. For details call Mary-K Burnett at 385-5560.

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.

Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth fall classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.


call for entries

Eagle Fire Gallery seeking entries for Fields of Interest: Extraordinary Portraits of Interest. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, montage, mixed media will be accepted. $40 entry fee, no commissions. Send slides and/or photos to Maria Pacca, 219 E. Caramillo St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. For more information, call 687-6824. Deadline: Oct. 14.

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.

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.


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announcements

Call for participation to Overlooked Women, a benefit fashion show and multi-media event that focuses on seeing the beauty in "non-Madison Avenue shapes and sizes". We need models, organizers, sponsors, clothiers and committee people, call 635-3919. First organizational meeting in the back room at Poor Richard's: Tues., Oct. 9, 7 p.m.

Salvation Army Taking Donations for victims of the terrorist attacks on the east coast. Monetary donations will be used to help the victims and emergency workers. Call 636-3891 ext. 16.

Contestants sought to compete as High Plains LeatherMan 2002 at the International Mr. Leather Competition in Chicago. For details call 719/347-2749 or visit www.Homestead.LeatherFest.com.


clubs & organizations

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society featuring many satellite groups for those interested in mineralogy and using precious stones in jewelry, such as Crystals, Fossils, Faceting, lapidary, Micromount, Camera Club and Pebble Pups. General meeting held on the third Thursday each month except August and January, at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. For details call Ray Thompson, 683-26030 or Belinda Hall, 574-5319. Next meeting: Sept. 20.

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


Forums & discussions

Discussion about Paganism with Earth Spirit Pagans at the Celebration Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. An open discussion of the practices and beliefs of modern Pagans and Neo-Pagans. A great primer for beginners. For information or directions call 1-800-731-2650. Tues., Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m.


health & healing

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.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Wed., Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: Meditation and Journaling. On Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.: Coming of Age class for mothers and daughters.

Emotional Relief: Healing the Trauma of Last Week's Events, a free group healing session using emotional freedom technique, "acupuncture for emotions", with Baerbel Froehlin, CHt. At Smooth Changes, 2153 Chuckwagon Road. Reservations, 271-6089. Thurs.-Fri., Sept. 27-28, noon to 1 p.m.

Journey of Help Education Program presented by the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill -- Colorado Springs. Course provides information on Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Obessive Complusive Disorder, Depression and more. For the families and care givers, not people diagnosed with these disorders. Registration: Marner Campbell, 591-1606 or Ethel Williams, 593-8151. Eight weeks beginning Mon., Oct. 1.

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

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. On Mon. and Wed., Sept. 24 and 26, 1:30-3:30: Myths, Legends and Lost Treasures of Colorado. On Tues., Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Royal Gorge Train and Cafe Car Tour. On Wed., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: United States Olympic Center Tour.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., Sept. 25, 10-11:30 a.m.: Understanding Coronary Artery Disease. On Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Allergies Away! On Thurs., Sept. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Diabetes and Vision Loss.

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m.: Contemporary Art in About an Hour.

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, Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Upper body Mechanics.


Volunteer opportunities

Walking Shield American Indian Society seeking volunteers to help in warehouse with packing and loading boxes, and picking up donations. For more information call Elaine Glynn at 329-0251, Tues.-- Fri., 9 a.m.--3 p.m.

Beidleman Environmental Center seeking volunteers to help school children learn about the environment through hands-on exploration, activities, hikes, and much more. Call 578-7088.

Pikes Peak Family Connections seeking volunteers for the Nurturing Program, a series of parenting classes. A committment of 4 hours per week for four months is requested. For more information call Lindsay Peters, 444-4517.

Girl Scouts seeking adult men and women volunteers to be troop leaders and helpers, and organize activities such as camping, mentoring, photography and more. No experience required. 597-8603.

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.

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.

CASA is seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for child victims of abuse and neglect in El Paso County. All advocates are thoroughly trained and provide on-going support. Next training starts Oct. 16. Call Amber, 447-9898 ext. 1008.

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence seeking professional volunteers to assist with administrative duties. Experience with computers, filing and answering phones preferred. Call Doreen at 633-1462.

Meals-on-Wheels seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to area elderly people for two hours each week. Call Diane at Silver Key Senior Services, 632-1521.

First Visitor seeking volunteers to visit expectant and new parents, help promote care-giving, good maternal and child health and to link families with other community resources. Full training and support provided. Call Nancy Barrows, 444-4504.


Film & Video

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. 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 Oct. 28-29: Western Canada with Curt Matson.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Fri., Sept. 21: Where's is the Friends Home? On Fri., Oct. 19: Nosferatu.


Learning

Homework Help is Just a Click Away, a free workshop for kids age 8 and up, parents and teachers will teach how to navigate the library's online resources for online help. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Pre-register by calling 531-6333 ext. 1403. Also, Sat., Sept. 22, 3-4 p.m. and Thurs., Sept. 27, 8-9 p.m.

Hands On Herb Garden Work Party with the Pikes Peak Herb Assocation. Take-home herbs available. Free with a canned good. RSVP to 599-7466. Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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. 25 and 27: Fall & Winter Turf Care. On Oct. 2 and 4: Extending Your Garden Inside for Winter.

Techniques of Identification: How to use a botanical key

The Southeast chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society will meet at

Beidleman Nature Center, 740 W. Caramillo St., in Colorado Springs, for a

presentation by George Cameron, botany instructor at Pikes Peak Community

College. George will give techniques on how to identify Colorado plants and

how to use a key.

For more information, contact Chapter President Dan Fosha at (719) 572-6972

or by e-mail at danfosha@aol.com

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

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.


Literary Events

Ten Keys to Creativity, a workshop with author and producer Mara Purl at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn the art of inception. $75, includes lunch, 531-6333 ext. 1204. Fri., Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.

A Space Odyssey Reading Group meeting at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Free. Pre-register by calling 597-7070. On Tues., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.: Special guest author John Stith reading from, discussing and signing Manhattan Transfer.

Matt Meyer discussing and signing Guns & Gandhi in Africa at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Sept. 27, 7:30 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 Oct. 11: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. On Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

Breaking Into Freelance Writing, a workshop with Wendy Burt at the Cheyenne Executive Center forum, 108 E. Cheyenne Rd. Learn how to sell your articles, stories, greeting cards, and book ideas. $35, 527-8225. Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 12:30 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 Oct. 23: Talking to High Monks in the Snow, by Lydia Minatoya. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

2001 Classical Guitar Series presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$12, 634-5583. On Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.: Miguel Espinoza.

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.

Crystal Gayle and Larry Gatlin at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater. $20-$38, 333-4497. Sun., Sept. 23, 7 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

Colorado Springs Symphony opening the 2001-2002 season with The Rite of (Colorado) Spring(s), at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$44, 520-SHOW. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m.


jazz & swing

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.

Colorado Springs Symphony Pops with Jubilant Sykes, Club Swing and Skitch Henderson at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$44, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29, 8 p.m.


miscellaneous

N.O.W. (Not Ordinary Worship) Praise Band at First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St. A casual evening of contemporary praise, preaching and pizza. Free, call 634-3144 or click www.1freechurch.org. Every Saturday night, 6 p.m.


reggae

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


rock, pop & blues

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.

Katya Chorover at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Sun., Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m.

MxPx at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14.50, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

WASP and Sickbox at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., Sept. 28, 9 p.m.

Opie Gone Bad at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Sat., Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m.

Hammer Smith Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m. Chris Smith, 310/476-9354

Allette Brooks at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Tues., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

James Apollo at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Wed., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Katoorah Jayne at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Fri., Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m.

Marty Jones & the Pork Boilin' Poor Boys at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Sat., Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m.

Alien Ant Farm, Pressure 4-5 and dredg at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sun., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

The Fab Four at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater. $15-$20, 333-4497. Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Strangefolk at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m.


music announcements

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old insturments to be refurbished and given to children unable to afford and instrument of their own. Bring your old instruments to Grainer School Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. or call 574-2001. Tax deductions will be given for the estimated value of the instrument.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions for 2nd oboe, violin, viola, cello and bass. Call Phyllis White, 520-1893 or Rebecca Harrison, 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. 19: Darryl Rhodes. Sept. 26: Don Barnhart.


Theater

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 21-22 and 28-29, 8 p.m.

The Pope of Camden Town and The Verdi Requiem as Performed by the Inmates of Terezin, two one-act plays written by Peter Brumlik. At the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 21-22 and 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept 23 and 30, 2 p.m.

Lend Me a Tenor, by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 21-22, 28-29 and Oct. 5-6, 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. $24-$41.50, 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. $22.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $12, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.


announcements

North Springs Music Theatre holding auditions for Oliver. Prepare 16 bars of any Broadway song (bring music in the right key for accompanist) and bring a resume with a photo. Call for an appointment: Carolyn, 488-3071 or Jennifer, 278-0970. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 25-26, 6-8 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

Burnt, Weathered and Ripped: Mountain Biking in the Himalayas, a slide presentation by adventure photographer Dan Bailey and climber Eric Parsons at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-0732. Thurs., Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

Hikes from the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Road. Wear hiking boots and bring water. Reservations, 578-6146. On Sun., Sept. 23, 1-3:30 p.m.: Bear Creek (steep). On Sun., Sept. 30, 1-3:30 p.m.: Gold Camp Path (steep).

Dave Garrison Memorial Running Races, 50 miles or 50 Kilometers, beginning in Monument Valley Park. For further information call Bob Whitney, 442-1966 or email rbwhitney17@hotmail.com. Sun., Oct. 21, 7 a.m.

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 50. 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.

Women's walking group, walking at local parks and trails on weekday mornings. Free. For details, call Jan at 685-3157 or e-mail at janschlieper@excite.com

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.

Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation holding registration for youth Spring Soccer, youth swimming lessons, adult winter softball and 50 Plus winter softball. Fees and times vary. Call 385-5981, or 385-5984 for swim info.


Special Events

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 Peace and Justice Commission Open House and Equinox Harvest Party at 29 S. Institute. Free, 632-0335. Sat., Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m.

Mediterranean Dinner & Tasting Series at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring three courses and 5-7 matched wines. $49, tax and tip not included. Mondays at 7 p.m. Reservations: 473-4900. On Sept. 24: Provane, France. On Oct. 22: the Basque region of Spain. On Nov. 19: Emilia-Romagna, Italy. On Dec. 10: Portugal.

Joyce Hosken Benefit Dinner and Auction to benefit the Manitou resident and artist who suffered a heart attack and stroke on June 28th. Featuring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and auction preview from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a live auction. Items feature services and art donated by several prominent area artists as well as some of Hosken's own jewelry creations. At Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $4-$8 suggested donation. For information or to donate, call 473-9568. Fri., Sept. 28, 5 p.m.

The Bliss Festival, an AIDS benefit at Cascabel's cantina, 4935-B Centennial Blvd. Featuring films and photography by Michael Bliss. Silent auction will be helad. $3. Call for reservations, 599-9248. Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 24-27, 7 p.m.

tPikes 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

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. 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.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. 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.

Use the Clues, an hour-long class in which the kids and their parent become the detectives and find out who goes there. At the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Road. $2, 578-6146. For 4-6 year olds. Wed., Sept. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Snuggle-Up Storytimes at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Kids 3 and up are welcome to wear their pyjamas and bring a cuddly to these evening storytimes. Free. Every Wednesday, 7-7:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for additional locations and times.

WaterQuest at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Road. Learn all about water and enjoy exciting activities and entertainment. Call 578-7088. Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 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.

Kids Storytime every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Borders, 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.

Governor's Summer Job Hunt helps connect teens ages 16-21 with summer jobs. Register at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. For details call 667-3775.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Tommy Emmanuel at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

John Smith with Michael Lille at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $10-$13, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Beppe Gambetta and Dan Crary at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $16-$19, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Michael Smith with Dan Sheridan at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

John McCutcheon at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Colorado Cajun Dance Band and The Zydeco Honkies at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $8-$10, 303/777-1003. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 p.m.

Laurie Lewis at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Small Potatoes at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Dar Williams with Catie Curtis at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23.25-$26.25, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Loudon Wainwright III with Annie Gallup at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $17-$20, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.

Alex DeGrassi at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Sun., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

Laughing Hands at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.


art

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill, through Dec. 9. Art, Community and Identity, through Nov. 25. Bruce Nauman, through Dec. 30. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31. Giants of Melanesia: Monumental Art from the South Pacific, through Jan. 6. 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.

Patron's Art Gallery, 290 Fillmore St., Denver. 303/321-5585. Featuring recent paintings of fast-disappearing Colorado open space by Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Sept. 21-Oct. 22. Opening receptions: Fri., Sept. 21, 5-8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m.


Classical & jazz music

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.

Richard Bona Group at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Tues., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

Brad Mehldau Trio with Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.


comedy

Jim Breuer's Heavy Metal Comedy Tour at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. Featuring the former SNL star with his band, the Breu Crue. $30, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

Paul Rodriguez at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32-$36, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 26, 7 and 10 p.m.

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


dance

Dracula by the Colorado Ballet at the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Center, 14th and Curtis Streets. $18-$100, 800/641-1222. Oct. 6-28.


literary events

Ray Davies, reading from his autobiography, X-Ray, and performing Kinks classics at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.75, 520-9090. 21+. Sun., Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.

David Sedaris at the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. $18-$25, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.


opera

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


Recreation

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

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.

Soulcracker with Xiren at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/786-7030. 16+. Tues., Oct. 2, 9 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.

Ben Folds at the Gothic Theatre, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 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.

Ray Davies, reading from his autobiography, X-Ray, and performing Kinks classics at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.75, 520-9090. 21+. Sun., Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.

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

Midnight Oil at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$35, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m.

Jack Johnson featuring a special screening September Sessions, at the Gothic Theatre, Denver. $15.25, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 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.

Bob Dylan at the Denver Coliseum, Denver. $35-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Fuel with Saliva at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax. $23.50, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Oysterhead at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $29.75, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 30-31, 7 p.m.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at The Fillmore Auditorium. 1510 Clarkston St. at Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Neil Diamond at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 5, 10 a.m.

U2 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $45-$130, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 7. On sale Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.

Incubus at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.


special events

Third Annual Taste of Salida featuring food from over 20 restaurants, wine, beer and art events at Riverside Park in downtown Salida, CO. For tickets call 877/772-5432. Sat., Sept. 22, 1-3 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. Through Sept. 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.

Cyrano de Bergerac at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Sept. 27-Nov. 3.

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.

A Skull In Connemara, at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Oct. 4-Nov.4.

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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