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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 30th and Centennial, 930-4652. Featuring oil paintings by Kris Jaeger, through July. Grand opening celebration and reception featuring free coffee and tea all day and guitarist Greg Borom: Fri., July 21, 7 p.m.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Clayprints, clay monographs by gallery members and invited guests, July 21 through Aug. 6. Receptions are typically held the Friday that the shows open, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Squint: a Showing of Ridiculously Tiny Art, the annual BAC studio artists show, through Aug. 24.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Adornments for the Soul, an exhibit by Pearl Sanchez, Emma Hutchens, and Alice Helstrom, through Aug. 8.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring varied works by Deb Komitor and Liz Smith through Aug. 19.

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. Featuring Women and Allegory, an exhibit on storytelling, through Aug. 4.

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

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Saints, Sinners and Symbols, glass art by liturgical artists Dani and Michael Greer, July 21-Aug. 24. Opening reception: Fri., July 21, 5-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Library District exhibits. At the East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd.: an exhibit of oil paintings by Donald T. Pillar, through July. At the Penrose Public Library: an exhibit calligraphy presented by the Summit Scribes Calligraphy Society through July. At the Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1791-D S. 8th St: Louis Armstrong Memorabilia through July 31.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Holding My Heart -- a survivor's show, sponsored by the El Paso County Mental Health Interdisciplinary Committee, July 21-23. Featuring A.R.C.H.E.S., an all 3-D and relief exhibit of architecture, relief, constructions, habitats, environments, and sculpture, Aug. 9-31, with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Circle of Confusion, a group photography show, through August.

arts events and programs

Celeste Rehm, Professor of Painting and Drawing at CU Boulder and one of seven artists in UCCS's current exhibition "Women and Allegory", speaking on the themes in her work in the Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3567. Special parking tags available. Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m.

Art in the Park at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St., 578-7088. Basic techniques taught in Sondermann Park from 9 a.m. to noon. For adults and kids 5 and up. $12 for first family member, $6 each additional, reservations required. Sat. July 22, watercolors.

Black Forest Community Square Dance at the Black Forest Community Hall, Shoup & Black Forest Rd. Spike Cowlishaw, Caller. No experience necessary, beginners and singles welcome. $6, Judy at 495-8750. Sat., July 22, 8-10 p.m.

Intensive summer drama classes offered by the Colorado Actors' Theater at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Section I for ages 10 to 13, $150, runs Mon.-Fri., through July 28, 9 a.m. to noon. Section II for ages 14 and up, $200, runs Mon.-Fri., through July 28, 1-5 p.m. Call 444-0884 for more.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7.This week, an interview with Jim Sale, lighting and set director for the Colorado Opera Festival's production of Mozart's Magic Flute, and a review of Santa Fe in the summer: reports on the Opera, Desert Chorale, Shakespeare and Maria Benitez Flamenco. Sat., July 22, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., July 25, 10:30 p.m.

"Pikes Peak -- View From Austin Bluffs", a limited-edition print by watercolorist Steve Castle, available for sale at Kemper Galleries, 5420 N. Academy Blvd. All proceeds will be used to purchase, preserve and maintain the Austin Bluffs open space east of Union Blvd. between Austin Bluffs and Academy. 593-9226.

Open studio figure study in any medium at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th Street. $5/session. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-1899.

call for entries

Art Committee Meeting, determining art to be displayed in Pikes Peak Library District Branches. Interested artists should bring 5 representative pieces to the East Library Meeting Room, 5550 N. Union Blvd, on Wed., July 26. Art should be dropped off between 10 a.m. and noon and picked up between 5-5:30 the same day. Call 531-6333 ext. 1202.

Call for slide entries for the Arvada Center for the Arts 14th annual Art Market, Nov. 30 to Dec. 10. Call Susan Sagara at 303/431-3080 ext. 3451 for applications.

Call for entries for the annual KCME Playwriting Contest. Scripts must be original, typed, written for radio and one half hour in length; and about the life and times of a classical composer or the background surrounding the writing of a major classical work. All ages, professions, etc., are eligible. The winner will produced on KCME on March 8, 2001. Deliver or mail to KCME 88.7 FM, 1921 N. Weber, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Call Clay Roehl at 471-3866 with questions or to get official rules. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2000.

O'hoho, a progressive black arts group, seeking African American visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, playwrights and film makers. Call 271-0415.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Dreampower Animal Rescue, El Paso county's largest no-kill animal rescue organization, presenting adoption fairs at PetsMart, 2160 Southgate Road and Petco, 1750 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., near Target. 390-7838 or http://dreampower.arf.com. Next fair: Sat., July 29.

HeadStart/Communtity Partnership for Child Devolpment has a few openings left in the 2000-2001 preschool year. Preschool programs are free. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2000. Inclome is not the determining factor for all programs. Call 635-1536.

Escape 250 Road Ride: A Bike Benefit for the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, a three-day event based in Monument. Three single-day loop rides will take bikers through the landscape of the Front Range. Limited to 50 riders. Each rider expected to raise $500 minimum. For more, email escape250info@aol.com. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 17-20.

clubs & organizations

Colorado Professional Organizers meeting every third Wednesday from 6:30-9 p.m. of each month at 8830 W. Colfax, Suite 100, Denver. Non-members, $5, 303/480-8824. Next meeting, July 20.

Pikes Squeakers, the Pikes Peak Clown Alley, holding their monthly meeting at Zeezo's Magic Castle, 3 E Bijou St. This month, face painting with Sparkle the Clown. Free, 593-8032 or email ClownAlley@cheerful.com. Thurs., July 27, 7 p.m.

Forums & discussions

How You Can Win Better Workplace Policies at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Sponsored by 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women. Child care and translation available with advance request. Free, resrvations required, 800/522-0925. Thurs., July 27, 6-8 p.m.

health & healing

Pain Management and Chronic Conditions seminar with Dan Cleary, hypnotherapist and National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Instructor. At the Carol Resolution Center, 31 N. Tejon St., Suite 300. Free, RSVP to 527-4200. Fri., July 21, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

NewStart Reversing Diabetes and Obesity Seminar, teaching diabetes Type 2 managment techniques at Glen Eyrie Conference Center. Three-day program features six gourmet vegetarian meals, nine lectures with medical experts, four exersize therapy walks, two hour-long cooking labs, one-on-one consulation with a physician, complete syllabus and two nights accomodations included. $389 per person or $349 for commuters. Register at 800/525-9192. Tues.-Thurs., July 25-27.

Inspirational Evenings with Adrienne Wentworth, a series of four seminars with the Master Spiritual healer and teacher at Celebration, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $10, 487-8095. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. On Mon., July 25: The Power of Spiritual Healing and Protection.

The Myths of Aging -- Body Smarts IV, a program for gay and bi men, hosted by Fusion!. Features a film by Johnny Symons, Beauty Before Age: Growing Older in a Gay Culture. At All Souls Unitarian Church, 731 Cascade Ave. Free, Joseph at 578-9092. Thurs., July 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Picking up the Pieces After Personal Loss, a free class with Patricia Polk, M.H.R. at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Thurs., July 27, 6:30 p.m.

Positively Male, an HIV+/AIDS support group for men in Southern Colorado every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at S-CAP, 1301 S. 8th St., Suite 200; and every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at S-CAP, Pueblo. Free, 578-9092. Next Colorado Springs meeting: Wed., July 26. Next Pueblo meeting: Wed., Aug. 3.

Vital Times, a support and social group for women in transition such as divorce, job loss, moving, empty nest and grief meeting the 2nd and 4th Monday each month. Call Helen at 597-2520.

Politics & civic activism

Ice Cream Social with Ed Raye, candidate for House District 17, in Memorial Park, on the west side of Prospect Lake by the swimming beach. Free. Sat., July 22, 3 p.m.

Your Voice -- Your Vote, a packet containing complete voting information, from the League of the Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region. Available at all El Paso County libraries and Election Dep't. Offices.

senior programs & activities

Senior Health and Information Fair, featuring many senior resources and services. At Winslow Court, 3920 E. San Miguel. Free, 597-1700. Tues., July 25, 9 a.m. to noon.

Tour of Independent Senior Housing, an educational tour of Palmer Park Gardens, Fountain Gardens and the Audubon Garden Apartments, followed by lunch (at your own expense) at a local restaurant. $6, RSVP to Aimee Palmer, 385-6972. Tues., July 25, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

55 Alive! Senior Driving Course, sponsored by AARP. All Colorado insurance agencies must give a discount to anyone who has completed the course. Registration required, 800/253-2017 or 385-5933. Thurs.-Fri., July 27-28, 8 a.m. to noon.

Understanding and Managing Depression in Older Persons with Dan Segal, Ph.D., Director of the CU Aging Center. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Wed., Aug. 2, 1-2 p.m.

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

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

volunteer opportunities

Open Airways for Schools, an asthma education program for elementary-age kids presented by the American Lung Assoc. needs people to administer the 40-min sessions. 635-3891. Next training: Thurs., July 27, 1-5 p.m.

Canine Companions for Independence seeking volunteers to raise a service-dog puppy during their first year, as well as helping with fundraising and events. CCI is a nonprofit that provides service dogs and support to people with disabilities. Call 260-6151.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Film Society holding a "Great Directors Series" for viewing and discussing the best movies from some of the top directors of all time at Audio Visionaries, in the Mall at the Bluffs at Austin Bluffs and Academy. Starts Sat., July 29, 6 p.m., with Barton Fink by Joel and Ethan Coen. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Featuring: Billy Budd, July 25; The Bridge on the River Kwai, Aug. 1.


Learning

Fantastic Flying Machines -- Hummingbirds! Make a feeder and learn about the bird at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Rd. $1.50 suggested donation. RSVP to 578-6146. Fri., July 21, 1:30 p.m.

Abert's Squirrel -- "Squabbit" of the Mountains, a short hike and slide show about the black squirrels with CC Professor Marc Snyder at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Free with $2 park entrance fee, RSVP to 719/748-3253. Sat., July 22, 1 p.m.

Orientation to Cohousing meeting adressing sustainable living and voluntary simplicity with the Colorado Springs Cohousing group at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. 471-6611. Sun., July 29, 10 a.m.

First Festival of Myth and Psyche, a Colorado College. On Friday, July21 at 7 p.m.: opening lecture with Jungian analyst Betty De Shong Meador discussing "The Carved-Out Ground Plan of Heaven and Earth" in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $5, 531-0343. On Sat., July 22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Workshops in Packard Hall including "Images of the Divine in Neolithic and Bronze Age Mesopotamia," "Ancient Greek Images of the Feminine," "Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess," "Comparing the Goddesses" and "In Search of the Holy Grail." $55-$70, pre-registration required, 531-0343.

Stratton Youth Leadership Program, for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades. During the week-long program students meet City Council members; leaders in law enforcement, social services, private industry and other community experts, as well as develop their own leadership skills. $250, 632-7000. Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4.

History lectures at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off of 30th Street at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods Park, 578-6777. Entrance: $3-$5. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosting lectures by nationally-known scholars on the American Indian groups associated with the Pikes Peak region. Free, but reservations required. On Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m. "Material Culture of the Ute Indians" a slide-illustrated lecture.


Literary Events

No Permit Required, a free (and legal) poetry reading in fromt of the Fourth District Judicial Court, 20 E. Vermijo Ave. Free, readers and listeners welcome. Thurs., July 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Poet Tony Moffeit reading at the Open Mic Poetry and Prose session at the Pueblo Barnes and Noble, 4300 Freeway. Free, 719/542-0698. Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m.

Star Trek Association Book Discussion Group at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E., 637-8282. A fusion of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group and the Star Trek Association of Colorado Springs. Call Gail Crow at 687-6543 for more info. Meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. Next meeting: July 20.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes on Tues., July 25, 7-9 p.m.

Everbody's Doin' It Young Adult Reading Program presented by the Pikes Peak Library District. Kids age 11-18 can win prizes by reading books. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1403 or ext. 2403. Through Aug. 5.

Bonkers for Books, a read-aloud program for early elementary age children at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Every Sunday, 12:30-1 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Acoustic music at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. On Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.: smooth jazz saxophonist James Divine.

Tempest playing celtic rock at Jack Quinn's, 22 S. Tejon. $5-$7, 385-0766. Thurs., July 27, 8 p.m.

Dakota Blond playing eclectic folk at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., July 28, 7:30 p.m.

David Welkie and Cowboy Celtic at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15-$18, 444-0884. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m.

Ruben Romero with the Katalina Fernandez Flamenco Dancers and Miguel Romero at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $24, 633-3471 or 719/542-1211. Sat., Aug 5, 8 p.m.

classical

Pipe organ series at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Featuring Dr. Joseph Galema, Driector of Cadet Chapel Activities at the Air Force Academy, playing works by Franck, Vierne, Mendelssohn, Handel, Couperin and James Woodman. Free will offering. Sun., July 23, 3 p.m.

Little London Winds performing free concerts in Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Next concert: Mon., July 24, 7 p.m.

US Bank Summer Symphony Series, free outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. with the Colorado Springs Symphony, 633-4611. On July 21: Monument Valley Park.

jazz & swing

Hot Tomatoes hosting a big band dance to benefit the Dickson Performing Arts Center at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $35-$40, 687-5284. Sat., July 22, 7 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. On July 25: Closed for private event. On Aug. 1: Mango Fan Django.

16th annual Jazz in the Parks, brought to you by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 26, Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis in Bear Creek Park.

Jazz concert by Howard Alden as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Tickets: $15, $5 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Features work by composers Ofer Ben-Amots, David Crumb, Carlton Gamer, Juis Gonzales, Richard Lavenda, David Lamb. Sun., July 30, 3 p.m.

miscellaneous

Festival Fridays every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. On July 21: Wallace Cotton and the Royals.

Summer Fine Arts Series at the Chapel Hills Mall food court. On Tues., July 25: Jazz and fusion by JetStream.

Fourth annual New Music Symposium as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. $5, $2 with CC ID. Features work by composers Ofer Ben-Amots, David Crumb, Carlton Gamer, Juis Gonzales, Richard Lavenda, David Lamb, Jonathon Lee, Stephen Scott, Andrew Stiller & David Wohl. Performers include Susan Grace, Daryll Stevens, Robert Patterson and members of the Da Vinci quartet. Sat., July 29, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Vocal Arts Symposium as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts. Tickets: $10, $2 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Features faculty concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall on Thurs., July 27, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Jesse Cotton Stone at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., July 21.

Acacia Park Music Fest featuring the Ghetto Cherubs, the A-Holes, Secret Sauce, Lab Rats, Ninety-Nine Cent Wonders, Intoxicants, and Monica's Cigar, in Acacia Park on Sat., July 22, noon to 9 p.m.

Big Jim Slade at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., July 29.

Robert Earl Keen at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, www.ticketweb.com or 800/965-4827. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., July 29, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra performing a two-set, four-hour show at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., July 30, 8 p.m.

KILO Summer RockFest with Three Doors Down, 8 Stops 7, One Way Ride, Fu Manchu and more at Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd. $9.43-$24, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 4, 5 p.m.

River Rock'n Blues Fest at the Greenway & Nature Center, Pueblo. Featuring Billy Earl McClelland and many other regionally acclaimed blues bands, an arts fair and nature activities. $7-$10, 719/549-2412. Sun., Aug. 6, noon.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

Foreigner with Kansas and Badfinger at Falcon Stadium Grounds at the Air Force Academy. $25, 227-1359. Sun., Aug. 13, noon to 6 p.m.

Cheap Trick at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, www.ticketweb.com or 800/965-4827. Tickets subject to service charge. Aug. 10, 8 p.m.

Iron Maiden with Queensryche at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $32.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Raves

Rave on the Rocks featuring Paul Oakenfold, BT and Aphrodite at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. Produced by 93.3 KTCL, Together Productions and Clear Channel Concerts. $25, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 21, 5:30 p.m.

Gather, an electronic music event with Atomic Babies vs. the Sick Men, Roy Davis Jr. Eric Davenport, Justin Scott, DJ Odie, Hoss, Jonas Temple and many others, produced by A & E and Phuture Productions, 303/575-1604. Tickets available at Independent Records. Sat., July 29.

Anabolic Frolic, produced by Basic Raves representing Moonshine Music, featuring Happy Hardcore, Space Girl, Danny the Wildchild DMC turntable exhibition, Phantom 45. Call 303/575-1232 or check out http://www.basicraves.com/index for ticket and location information. Sat. Aug. 26.


Performances

Opera

Mozart's The Magic Flute by the Colorado Opera Festival at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$63, 520-SHOW. Fri., July 28, 8 p.m. Sun., July 30, 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Opening night reception, $25; call 473-0073.

Theater

The Wiz, performed by the Acting Workshop, a young actors performing group at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $10, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., July 21-22, 8 p.m. Sun., July 23, 3 p.m.

American Dream and Zoo Story, two plays by Edward Albee, perfromed by Colorado College alumni Amy Brooks, Chris Burns, Jane Fromme, Dee Baker and Brian Taylor in Armstrong Theater, on the northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $2-$4, 389-6607. Wed.-Fri., July 26-28, 8 p.m.

Tesla: Lost in Thought, an original work on the life of Nikola Tesla, the genius and inventor whose work in Colorado Springs started 100 years ago, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Stage production will be followed by the world premier of Tripping the Light Electric, a short film about Tesla's Colorado Springs work. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m., $12. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., $15. Sun., 2 p.m., $12. Call 444-0884. Through July 29.

24 Hours and Something Original, a parody on television and its writers, performed by the Pikes Peak College Masquers at the Mainstage Theatre on the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 540-7418. $5-$10. Fri.-Sat., through July 29, 8 p.m. Matinee on Sun., July 23, 2 p.m.

Wizard of Oz, a youth performance, in Fort Carson's McMahon Theater, 1517 McDonald Street. $2-$4; at the door or call 526-4629. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. Sat., July 29, 2 p.m. Sun., July 30, 2 p.m.

Twelfth Night performed by TheaterWorks in the Festival Tent at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free or $15 reserved, 262-3232. Tuesdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Through July 30.

A Precious Bit of the West, alternating with North to Laughter, both audience participation-style melodramas by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.

auditions

Roundabout Town Dinner Theater in Manitou Springs auditioning actors 16 and up, dancers, singers, costumers and directors for summer productions of Nunsense, Grease, The Odd Couple, Greater Tuna, I Do I Do and The King and I. Many paid positions. Call 385-0802 for more.

Rocky Mountain Performing Arts School auditioning ages 6 through 15 for youth poerformances of Tom Sawyer, Romeo & Juliet, Grease, and the Shakespeare Youth Fest in august. Call 328-0206 for more.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Mountain Llama Walks in Williams Canyon, offered by Cave of the Winds, 685-5444 Ext. 24. $6, or free with admission of Discovery Tour. Sat., July 22, 10 a.m.

Women's Distance Festival 5K Run beginning in North Monument Valley Park. $15-$20, 570-1008. Register at Runner's Roost or at race. Sat., July 22, 7:30 a.m.

Get Your Feet Wet: Springs, Creeks and Ground Water, an educational walk and activity program with Steven Veatch at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Free with $2 park entrance fee. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. Sun., July 23, 1-3 p.m.

Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness program, at Patty Jewett Golf Course. $33.50 with an optional $16.50 lunch and cart fee. Call Carol Hughes at 576-2060 or Carlene Decker, 598-6337. Thurs., July 27, 7:30 a.m.

Grand Prix Classic 10K, following the Santa Fe Trail along Monument Creek. Cash prizes for top runners, t-shirts for the first 400 runners to sign up. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. and race starts at 7. Register pre-race at Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou or online at http://www.csgrandprix.com. 635-8803. Sat., July 29.


Spectator Sports

USTRC Roping Competition at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Fri.-Sun., July 21-23.

NAPA AutoCare 250 featuring NASCAR Busch Grand National Series and Jensen 150 NASCAR RE/MAX Challenge Series, at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$45, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sat., July 21-22.


Special Events

Herb Garden Tour with the Pikes Peak Herb Association. Featuring three local medicinal, kitchen and scented gardens, ending at Red Crags B & B. Bring gloves, water, hat, pen and paper. $1-$3 plus donation of a canned good. Registration, 599-7466. Sat., July 22, 9 a.m. to noon-ish.

Annual Water Garden Society Pond Tour featuring approximately 20 ponds in Black Forest, Monument and Colorado Springs. Self-guided. Call Betty 597-1504 for more information. Free map pick up in the Wasson High School south parking lot, corner of Constitution and Afton Way, Sat.-Sun., July 22-23, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Women's Story Gathering, providing opportunities for storytelling, networking, reflections, prayer-rituals and sharing experiences at the Franciscan Center at Mount St. Francis, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Free, please bring salad, bread or a dessert to share. Registration required, Call Sister Marilyn Uhing at 598-5486 ext. 7739. This month's theme: Feast of Mary Magdala, A Celebration of Woman's Leadership Role in the Church. Sat., July 22, 2-4 p.m.

Elmohr Iris Society Annual Sale at The Shops at the Bluffs Mall, 3650 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Features Rhizomes, donated by hybridizers around the world, for $3 each. (Usually sold for $40). Sun, July 23, 10-4 p.m.

Daylily Show, hosted by the Colorado Springs Daylily Society at the Radisson Inn North, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 282-9642. Fri., July 28, noon-4 p.m.

Pioneer Women, a program about the pioneer life of serveral women including Adeline Hornbek, the first owner of the 1878 Hornbek Homestead at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. With author Leslie Bergstrom. Free with $2 park entrance fee, 719/748-3253. Sat., July 29, 1-3 p.m.

Viva la Lezbos, by and for lesbians at the Hide & Seek, 512 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring a Beer Bust, show, and "Chapel o' Luv" where for $10 you can marry your sweetheart, be it man, woman, or dog with big plastic rings and a marriage certificate. Proceeds support PPGLCC. Sat., July 29, 5-8 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Building Bridges into the 21st Century, the 2000 National Conference of the Genealogy Conference of Hispanic America at the Universioty of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. Featuring a trip to the battle site of Comanche Chief Cuerno Verde and Juan Bautista de Anza guided by author Ron Kessler; comedy theater with former NM Governor Roberto Mondragon and workshops in all sorts of genealogy. Registration: 719/564-5913. Fri.-Sat., July 21-23.

Little Insect on the Prairie, an educational program presented by the Nature Conservancy of Colorado at the Bohart Ranch, 20 miles. east of Colorado Springs. $10, kids under 12 free. Register with Jody at 303/444-2985 x1009. Sat., July 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

El Paso County Fair on the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan, 575-8690. Tues.-Sun., July 25-30. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. $2-$5.

Breakfast with General Palmer, a living history program at RockLedge Ranch, at the east entrance of Garden of the Gods. Colorado Springs' founder General William Jackson Palmer and his African-American cook and traveling companion George Motley will arrive in a stagecoach, share letters and answer questions from their 1860s perspective. Free, RSVP to 578-6777. Thurs., July 27, 10 a.m.

Time Trekkers, programs for elementary-age kids at all Pikes Peak Library District branches. Program changes every week through July 28. Palmer Lake Branch, Mondays at 2 p.m. Fountain Creek Branch, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Monument Branch, Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Old Colorado City Branch, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Ruth Holley Branch, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Penrose Branch, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Sand Creek, Thursdays at 2 p.m. Rockrimmon, Fridays at 2 p.m. Call your local library for program info.

Wizard of Oz, a youth performance, in Fort Carson's McMahon Theater, 1517 McDonald Street. $2-$4; at the door or call 526-4629. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. Sat., July 29, 2 p.m. Sun., July 30, 2 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Iris Dement at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $20-$23, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 21, 6 p.m.

Amy Denio and Francisco Lopez at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Theater. $10-$12, 303/443-2122. Tues., July 25, 7:30 p.m.

Huun-Huur-Tu, the Throat Singers of Tuva performing at Chatauaqua Auditorium, Boulder. $18-$25, 303/786-7030. Wed., July 26, 8 p.m.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$70.50. Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Gonzola Rubalcaba Trio at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $19.50-$28.75, 303/786-7030. Thurs., July 27, 8 p.m.

RockyGrass, the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival, in Lyons, CO. Featuring the Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Blue Highway, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, John Hartford String Band, among many others. 800/624-2422. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day pass: $90. July 28-30.

Steve Earle at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $22.50, 800/965-4827. Mon., July 31, 8 p.m.

Chucho Valdes Quartet at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $16.50, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

Tenth annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO, featuring David Crosby, Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler, Catie Curtis, Willie Porter, Kelly Joe Phelps, among many others. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day passes: $90, 800/624-2422. Aug. 18-20.

Classical & jazz music

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Fri., July 28, 9 p.m.

13th annual Strings in the Mountains, a festival of music in Steamboat Spring, CO. Features Four Bitchin' Babes on July 21, $20; Jaka on July 25; Willie and LoBo on July 28, $20; Tim Weisberg on Aug. 4, $22; New Grange on Aug. 9, $24. As well as a slew of classical music. Call 970/879-5056 for more.

dance

Ballet Victor Ullate de Madrid performing as part of the Vail Dance Festival in the Ford Amphitheater, Vail. $10-$85, 970/476-2918. Thurs.-Sat., July 20-22.

La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance in the Cabaret Room of the Silvertree Hotel, Aspen. $20-$35, 800/905-3315. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. July 20-23, 8 p.m.

A Children's Rainforest Odyssey performed by the Aspen Ballet Company in the Aspen Distric Theater, Aspen. $10-$20, 800/905-3315. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. Sat., July 22, 4 and 6 p.m. Sun., July 23, 4 and 6 p.m.

Manolete, a gypsy flamenco dancer performing with La Rosa Flamenco Theater at the Ford Amphitheater, Vail. $TBA, 970/476-2918. Sun., July 23, 2:30 p.m.

The Washington Ballet premiering a new work by Val Caniparoli at the Vilar Center, Vail. $10-$85, 520-9090. Thurs., July 27.

film

2000 Latino Film Series on the lawn at El Centro su Teatro, Denver. Bring a chair or blanket. Films begin at dusk, around 8:30 or 9 p.m. On July 20: Romero, in English with Spanish subtitles. Free, 303/296-0219. On July 29: Open Your Eyes, Spanish with English subtitles.

rock, pop & blues

Catherine Wheel with Tracy Bonham at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.

Diana Ross and the Supremes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$125, 520-9090. Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/443-3399. Fri., July 21, 9 p.m.

Ozomatli at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., July 24, 9 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ozomatli at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $47.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

King Diamond at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $17, 800/965-4827. Wed., July 26, 8 p.m.

The Iguanas at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 28, 8 p.m.

the B-52's, Go-Go's and The Psychedelic Furs at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m.

Dandy Warhols at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Sat., July 29, 7 p.m.

Brian Setzer Orchestra with Brethren Fast at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sun., July 30, 7:30 p.m.

D'Angelo at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $49-$79, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 1, 7:30 p.m.

Deftones at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800-965-4827. Tues., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $17, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

Bruce Cockburn at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $29, 520-9090. Mon., Aug 7, 8 p.m.

Wu-Tang Clan at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 8, 7:30 p.m.

Lyle Lovett with Taj Mahal at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $37.50-$47.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $16-$76, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Earth, Wind and Fire in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Tattoo the Earth with Slipknot, Slayer, Sevendust, Sepulture, Coal Chamber, Downset, Puya, Hed Pe, Famous, Nashville Pussy, Mudvayne, Hatebreed, Full Devil Jacket, Nothing Face, Relative Ash, UPO, Amen, Cold, Workhorse Movement and One Minute Silence at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $TBA, 800/965-4827.

Cracker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. 21 +. Fri., Aug. 11, 9 p.m.

Doobie Brothers with 38 Special at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Fri., Aug 11, 8 p.m.

KISS on their "Farewell Tour" with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $33.50-$91, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

Dream Theater at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.

B.B. King Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Groove Hawgs and Tommy Castro at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$51, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

Watcha Tour with Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Cafe Tacuba, A.N.I.M.A.L., and Aterciopelados at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27-$32, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 16, 7 p.m.

K.D. Lang at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $46, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 16, 9 p.m.

Poison with Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $18-$31, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Widespread Panic at River Run at Keystone; $37.50 one day, $65 two day, camping available. 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 19, 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 20, 2 p.m..

Incubus with Static X at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $26, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 22, 7 p.m.

Tracy Chapman at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Who at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.50-$128.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29-39, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25.

Savage Garden at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., Aug 25, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$88.50, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 26, noon.

Further Festival 2000, featuring The Other Ones with Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bruce Hornsby; and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31.50-$36.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.

Iron Maiden with Queensryche at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Destination New Orleans Acura Music Festival featuring Dr. John, John Fogerty, Aaron Neville and The Groove Hawgs at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $21-$61, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 3, 6 p.m.

Def Leppard in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 14.

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Stone Temple Pilots and Fishbone at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$41, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Brian Wilson and the Arapahoe Symphony performing Pet Sounds at Magness Arena, Denver. $33-$73, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16.

Neil Young with the Pretenders at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $35-$85, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 19-20.

Phish at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. On sale Aug. 12. $TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 27.

Santana with Everlast at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $59-$29, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Counting Crows with Live at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$44.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5.

The Everly Brothers at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 14.

Sports

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-777. Against the Chicago Fire: Sat., July 22, 7 p.m.

theater

The Unsinkable Molly Brown, at the Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton. $15-$20, 303/794-2787. Fri., July 21, 8 p.m. Sun. July 23, Aug. 6, 13 and 27 at 2 p.m. Thurs., July 27, Aug. 3, 10, and 24, 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret, the thoroughly adult winner of four 1998 Tony Award in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $25-60. Through July 29.

The Blue Room, by David Hare, at the Phoenix Theater, Denver. $20, 303/860-9360. Fri.-Sat., through July.

OT, by Clay Nichols at the Denver Civic Theater, Denver. World premier. $12-$15, 303/595-3800. Through Aug. 5.

Fosse, the Tony Award-winning celebration of the work of choreographer and director Bob Fosse, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $20-$60. Aug. 9-20.

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