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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 30th and Centennial, 930-4652. Featuring black and white photography from Ali Zubik, opening reception: Aug. 18, 7 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. Artesia, a showing of the area's most influential contemporary artists, Aug. 30 through Oct. 7. Opening reception: Wed., Aug. 30, 5-8 p.m.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring open-air paintings by Bill Duryea. Presented by Human Touch Gallery, 685-1241.

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at USBancorp Piper Jaffray, 25 N. Cascade Ave., 630-1611. Featuring works by J. Michael, Don Vanhorn, Maria Zvonkovich, O. Clifton, R. Frederick, E. Espinosa, M. Poulton. Opening reception: Aug. 25, 4-7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Barela: Recordando un Artista del Pueblo (Remembering a Village Artist), an exhibit of the work of Patrocinio Barela of Taos, New Mexico, through Aug. 20. Four Artists, Four Objects, Ten Years, an exhibit of the work of Janet Fish, Sondra Freckelton, Nancy Hagin and Harriet Shorr, through Aug. 27.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, an exhibit examining the life and times of the author, and her famous book, through photographs and artifacts. Through Sept. 9.

Colorado Springs Senior Center Gallery, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. Featuring paintings by Linda Lloyd Thomas, through Aug. 31.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Match the Hatch, a printmaking exhibit by Ramona Lapsley through Sept. 5.

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring El Dorado Summer Extravaganza, featuring the work of over 30 local and regional gallery artists, through Aug. 31.

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. Fahrenheit 2000, a ceramic show by 15 Colorado artists, Aug. 18 through Oct. 6. Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m.

L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Images of Nature, paintings and prints by Stan Sweaney, through August.

Los Robles Nursery, Cafe and Gallery, 819 W. Costilla, 382-1052. Wed.-Tues., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the art of Barbara Davies.

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 Colors of Experience, works by Jacek Roch Nowacki, Eliza Szabo and Brad Bez.

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, through Aug. 24.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Jeffrey Zachman & Trine Bumiller's Forces of Nature in the Hoag Gallery through Aug. 19. Robert Gratlot's Reflections in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 19. Giancarlo Impiglia, in the White Gallery through Sept. 3.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring A.R.C.H.E.S., an all 3-D and relief exhibit of architecture, relief, constructions, habitats, environments, and sculpture, through Aug. 31.

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

Springs 2000 Cultural Fair at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring music and dance from many cultures, representatives from cultural organizations and hands-on activities. Held in conjunction with with the FAC Family Day. Free, 634-5581. Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Color, Shapes and Power Composition with Carl Dalio, AWS, NWS, a workshop at he Cottonwood Art Academy, 27th St. and Colorado Ave., 520-1899. $175. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On location in Pastel with Albert Handell, a workshop presented by Cottonwood Art Academy. $200, 520-1899. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

26th annual Commonwheel Labor Day Art & Craft Festival in Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Featuring over a hundred artists, craftspeople, performers, musicians, food and kids events. Free. Sept. 2-4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Colorado Singles Weekly Dance at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy, 226-0018. Sundays, 7-11 p.m.

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.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $12 first session, $5 thereafter. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

call for entries

Call for entries for the Colorado Springs Art Guild Regional 2000 exhibition, Sept. 29-Nov. 10. At the US Olympic Complex, juried Ray Vinella of Taos, NM. Slide entries only, call 630-1611 for prospectus. Deadline: Aug. 28.

Call for entries for the third annual Open Air Art Program sponsored by the Pikes Peak Arts Council. Artists paint, draw and sell art Thursday through Sunday in Acacia Park downtown and in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City. For badges, liability insurance & permits call Marica Hefti at 572-7955.

Bulletin Board


Car Wash and Yard Sale to benefit the local Alzheimer's Association, at the Alterra Clare Bridge, 2850 N. Academy, one block north of Maizeland. Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cerebral Palsy Camperships available from the Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Colorado Springs. Financial assistance for children who would like to attend special needs camps. Call Dianne at 633-4601 to apply.

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 Next fair: Sat., Aug. 19.

clubs & organizations

Plains and Peaks Mensa holding a Mensa admission testing session for people 14 and up. $30. Those scoring at or above the top 2% of the population are eliglble for Mensa membership. Call Sandy Halby, 528-5483. Sat., Aug. 19.

Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) town meeting at 20th St. and W. Pikes Peak Ave. Thurs., Sept. 14, 7 p.m.

Accolades Luncheon for the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Cir. Speaker: Leslie Kline, managing director fo NORBA for USA Cycling. $40, reservations required, 634-7333. Tues., Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.

Rocky Mnt. Inkslingers, a monthly rubber stamp and paper arts club, meeting Wed., Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m. 576-1197.

Pikes Squeakers, the Pikes Peak Clown Alley, holding their monthly meeting at Zeezo's Magic Castle, 3 E Bijou St. This month, walkabout clowning with props and gags. Free, 593-8032 or email Thurs., Aug. 31, 7:01 p.m. to 8:29 p.m.

health & healing

From Abuse to Health & Empowerment, a workshop with Adrienne Wentworth, Master Spiritual Healer at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. $10, register at 548-1667. Tues., Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Choosing a Healthy Diet for You, a seminar with Dr. Mary Beth Guevara, D.C. Class includes sample diets and recipes. At Total Health Chiropractic, 18 N. Sierra Madre. Free. Classes limited, 328-9476 for reservations and directions. August 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

When You Wear Out Your Body, Where Will You Live?, a free class with Susan Levy, D.C. at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. Thurs., Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.

HealthLink Wellness Classes with Memorial Hospital, in various locations. Call 444-CARE to register. "Infant Massage", Fridays, through Aug. 25, 10-11:30 a.m., $50 per infant. "Self Defense", on Wednesdays through Sept. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., $50.

Meeting the Arthritis Challenge, a educational program featuring the latest information on diet, exercise, fibromyalgia, joint replacements, medication, osteoarthritis, pain management and more; speakers will include rheumatologists, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, orthopaedic surgeons, pain specialists and others. At the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $5, pre-registration required, 520-5711. Sat., Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Adults with Aging Parents Group, meeting on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Cancer Conference Room A at Penrose Hospital, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. 266-8773. Next meeting: Aug. 28.

senior programs & activities

Frontiers of Medicine: Visions of Senior Health, a panel discussion of local healthcare initiatives anchored by Tisha D. Dowe, M.D. At the Penrose/St. Francis Health Learning Center, 1644 Medical Center Point. Sponsored by PILLAR, reservations required. $10, 540-7224. Fri., Aug. 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

55 Alive! Senior Driving Course sponsored by AARP and the Colorado Springs Senior Center. Insurance companies must give a discount to all Coloradoans completing the course. Pre-registration required, 385-5933. Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 30-31, 1-5 p.m.

Silvercrest II low-income housing facility accepting applications for new residents. Salvation Army/HUD supported, on Yuma near Circle. Will be completed in November. Applicants must be 62 or older and meet certain income requirements. Call 475-2045.

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.

Billiard Society, playing in the Fountain Valley Senior Center Pool Room, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free, 520-6471. Pool Room open Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bingo, sponsored by Walmart, every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free, 520-6471.

volunteer opportunities

Volunteers sought to assist Head Start preschool classrooms, to spend time with children ages 3-5, assist teaching staff, help with projects and other interactive activities. All ages needed. Flexible schedules, training provided. 635-1536.

Volunteers sought for set-up, tear-down and more at the Commonwheel Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival, Sept. 2-4. Get a t-shirt and food. 570-7700, leave message.

Volunteer Naturalist Training Course, for those interested in assisting staff and leading educational programs for school-age children and the general public at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers by. Class size limited to 20. $10. Register with Paula Megorden, 520-6387. Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sept. 7-Oct. 5.

Volunteers needed, ages 16 and up, to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. Call the Children's Literacy Center, 471-8672.

Film & Video

The Farm, winner of the 1998 grand jury prize for documentary filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival. Screening at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $10-$15, $28 for couples, includes beverages and hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds benefit Epimethian Press's prison literacy and education programs. 389-6607. Tues., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.

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. On Sat., Aug. 26, 6 p.m., with Chinatown by Roman Polanski. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.


Legal Issues Relevant to Alzheimer's Disease, a program for family caregivers, professionals or anyonw who would like to learn more about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Discussing power of attorney, living wills, guardianship, etc. Free, reservations required, 266-8773. Sat., Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m.

Wild Edible and Useful Plants with Cattail Bob Seebeck at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. $20-$40 Teacher recertification available, $15. Registration required, 719/748-3253. Sun., Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Babysitting Class for kids 11 and up at Memorial Hospital HealthLink, 5360 N. Academy. Teaches basic childcare, safety, growth and development. $25, registration required, 444-CARE. Various Saturdays.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Bear Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. "Creek Critters", Fri. Aug. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "Grasses are Grand" on Sat., Aug. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; "Nature Adventures: Spider Sensations", Wed., Aug. 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; "Managing a Wildlife Menagerie" on caring for injured wildlife on Sat., Aug. 26, 10-11 a.m.

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, CO. Free with $2 park admission. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. On Sat., Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m.: Get Your Feet Wet! Groundwater, Springs, Creeks and Aquifers. On Sun., Aug. 20, 1-3 p.m.: If Trees Could Talk, Tree Rings Tell a Story. On Sat., Aug. 26 and Sun., Aug. 27, 1-3 p.m.: Make Like an Ant and Find Your Own Fossils.

Free slide show and mini photography clinics by Rocky Mountain Reflections. Grand West Outfitters on Wed., Aug. 23, 7 p.m.; call Tod at 574-6560.

Howling Back: Restoring Wolves to the Southern Rockies, a free program at the Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah, CO. Presented by Sinapu, a non-profit dedicated to the recovery of native carnivores. Learn about why grizzlies, wolves and other large carnivores are so important to the wild environment. 719/485-4444. Thurs., Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m.

Fire History of Aiken Canyon, an educational program explaining the role fire has played in the ecosystem of the front range, presented by the Nature Conservancy at their nature preserve. Free. Registration required, call Jody, 303-444-2985 ext. 1009. August 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Literary Events

Bagel and The Bard, First United Methodist Church First Sunday Book Group discussing Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike. Bagels and coffee available. Call 531-6315 for more. Sun., Sept. 3, 12:30 p.m.

Ken Gire discussing his book Reflections of the Movies at the Pikes Peak Community College downtown studio, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Co-sponsored by the Chinook Bookshop, 635-1195. Sun., Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Raphael Sassower and Louis Cicotello, local authors, signing A Sanctuary of Their Own and Golden Avant Garde: Idolatry, Commercialism and Art at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Aug. 27, 1 p.m.

Banned Books Week Essay Contest, open to middle and high school level students. Middle School topic: "What freedom to read means to me"; high school topic: "What do you think about banning books in high school libraries?" Essays must be between 300-400 words in length and typed. Winning essays will be printed in an upcoming issue of the Independent. Include your full name, adress, school, grade level, English teacher's name and daytime phone number and send your essay to the Chinook Bookshop, Attn: Meg Sherman, 210 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 by 6 p.m. on Sept. 30.

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

Trio Brazil in the garden at Los Robles, 918 W. Costilla. $2, 328-1052. Fri., Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m.

Acoustic Concert and Jam presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at 6 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Features Mike Walker CD release party, with the Floirissant Fossils Bluegrass Band, Bob Doyle and Sherri Johnson and John Ames on Sun., Aug. 20.

Mountain Road Ceili Band at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

18th annual Manitou Mountain Music Festival in Soda Springs Park at the west end of town. Featuring Spider Murphy, Kappa, Walt Conley and Company, Cripple Creek and many others; musical workshops, food, arts and crafts. 685-9655. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 26-28.


Sacred Concert Series featuring harpist Carol McClure at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $8-$12. Sun., August 20, 7 p.m.

Celebration Concerts, offering the second in a series of three concerts featuring outstanding classical singers to benefit the Pikes Peak Library District's African-American Historical and Cultural Collection Endowment. (Each concert accompanied by a free workshop for youth the following day.)Featuring Soprano Marlissa Hudson at Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. on Fri., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. $15 donation. Make reservation by mailing check payable to: Pikes Peak Library District, 3055 Purgatory Drive, Colorado Springs, 80918-1635 by Aug. 18.

jazz & swing

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 22: Shareen Murra Quartet.

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. Aug. 23, EastinWest in Mountain Shadows Park. Aug. 30, alternative rain date: park repeats according to original schedule. Sept. 6, US Air Force Band of the Rockies Falconaires in Antler's Park.

Max Morath playing at the Butte Opera House in Cripple Creek. $10-$12, adults. $6, children 12 and under. Call 689-2513 through Sept. 4.


Four Thursdays in August, a series of performances presented by the U.S. Air Force Bands of the Rockies, in Antlers Park on all five Thursdays this August from 6-7:30 p.m. On Aug. 24: Blue Steel.

Brown Bag Series, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a variety of music. Aug. 8: Floyd Frame Swing Ensemble. Aug. 21: Big Back Yard. Aug. 29: Firebird.

Sacred Concert Series featuring harpist Carol McClure at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $ TBA. Sun., August 20, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Hazy Swirl CD Release Party at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $3-$5, 447-9797. Sat. Aug. 19, 9 p.m.

Bill Mallonee & the Vigilantes of Love at the House of Soul, hosted by Vanguard Church, in the Flintridge Plaza behind Denny's on Academy. $5, 260-7500. Sun., Aug. 27, 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.

Jethro Tull at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $27.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Alice Cooper at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $30, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

Suicidal Tendancies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $16, 800/965-4827. Tues., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

Regional music ###CARRIE new subcategory

Cripple Creek Rock n' Blues Festival with the Jesse Cotton Stone Band, Emilio Emilio, Ace Butler and the Aces, Peace Sign and the Jennifer Lane Blues Band at the Gold Rush Palladium, Cripple Creek. $15, two-day pass, 520-9090. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 19-20.

Gary Primage at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., Aug. 25, 9 p.m.

Lou Rawls at the Gold Rush Palladium, Cripple Creek. $25-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 27, 3 p.m.

Raves & Alternative Events

Smile, a dance party produced by Basic Entertainment in Longmont, CO. With Happy Hardcore, Danny the Wildchild and Phantom 45. Sat., Aug. 26.

Silk, featuring world-class DJ's for those who love the music but not the drama every Friday at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy Blvd. A club, not a rave -- dress code is in effect. No cut-offs, wife-beaters, dirty tennis shoes, big jeans, backpacks, etc. 18 and up. Produced by M33. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., ladies free before 11. 262-9283.

Cool World, produced by E-motion, Planet X Denver and Audio Tempest. Featuring Noel Sanger, Juan Atkins, Pascal Doll, Sam Mollison, Simon Gordon and 10 more DJs. Presale tickets available at Independent Records and Mole Records. Info at: or call 599-6704. Sept. 23.



Dance Extravaganza presented by students from Academy of Dance at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Monument. Featuring tap & baton twirling. Free, 719/488-0808. Sat., Sept. 16, 2:30p.m.


Youth Theater Festival, featuring Peter Pan at 9:30 a.m. and Grease at 11:30 a.m. at the West Center, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave.; Peter Pan at 5 p.m., Grease at 7 p.m., The Outsiders and scenes from Romeo and Juliet at 9 p.m. and live band Fill In The Blanks at 10:30 p.m. $4 per play, $6.50 for two plays; three plays and the band, $9. Reservations, 328-0206 or 685-1192. Fri., Aug. 18.

Nunsense performed by the Round About Mainstage Dinner Theater Players at the Show Space at Charlie's Pit Barbeque, 4325 N. Nevada Ave. $23, dinner and show. Reservations required, 266-4355. Dinner 6:30, show 8 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 2.

Bonanza Valley, performed by the Junior Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $4-$8, 687-7216. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 25-26; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 1-3. 7:30 p.m.

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.

It Had To Be You by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35, 471-PLAY (7529). Begins June 16. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Sundays: gourmet buffet at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m.


Ormao Dance Company holding auditions dancers ages 8 and up for 2000-2001 performances. $10 audition fee, call 471-9759 to register in advance. At the Ormao Center, 128 N. Nevada Ave., 2nd floor. Dancers must wear proper attire -- Ballet: pink tights, solid dark colored leotard and pink slippers. Jazz: pink or black tights, solid dark colored leotard, black jazz shoes, jazz pants acceptable, no dance sneakers. Modern: pink or black convertible tights to barefood, solid dark colored leotard. No pants allowed. Sun., Aug 20.

Arvada Center Chorale holding open auditions for all vocal parts at the Center, Denver. No prepared music required. Call 303/431-3080 ext. 3616 for appointments. Mon-Tues., Aug. 28-29, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble holding auditions for potential openings in all sections at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon. Accompanist will be provided. Call Deborah Jenkins Teske, 577-4192 for appointments. Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 7-10 p.m.

Colorado Springs Choral Society holding auditions for various positions in Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. By appointment only, 634-3737. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 5-6, 7-10 p.m.

Star Bar Players taking director proposals for Crimes of the Heart, Nov. 24-Dec. 11. Mail to: P.O. Box 875, Colo. Spgs., CO 80901 or call 573-7411.


Adult recreation

S-CAP Escape 250, a series of single day loop bike rides from Monument Colorado benefiting the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Riders are expected to obtain at least $500 in donations. $90 registration fee includes camping, jersey, meals and ride snacks. Call 578-9092 for registration information. Thurs.- Sun., Aug. 17-20.

7th annual Tee Cup Classic Golf Tournament, benefiting Martin Luthur Homes. At the Divide at King's Deer in Monument. $120 per player, includes lunch and after-game barbeque, 380-0451. Fri., Aug. 18, 1 p.m.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Bear Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. "Creek Critters", Fri. Aug. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Hikes and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. Bear Creek Bird Walk on Sat., Aug. 19, 8-9 a.m. A Batty Talk and Walk in Fountain Creek Park on Fri., Aug. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Foothills Wildflower Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Sat., Aug. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.

Ultimate Frisbee Fest at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Monument. With guest stars from Pira Haku. 719/488-0808. Sat., Aug. 19, 1:30p.m.

Bike rides along the new Santa Fe Trail. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Full Moon Mountain Biking along the Santa Fe Trail through Palmer Lake from the Baptist Road trailhead. Helmets, water, head and taillights required. Sat., Aug. 19, 8-10 p.m.

Stars and Stripes Golf Tournament benefiting YMCA programs for military families. At the Air Force Academy Eisenhower Golf Course. $160 per player includes cart, breakfast, refreshments, prizes, lunch and golf accessories, 471-1723. Fri., Aug. 25, 8 a.m.

Paddling the Birthplace of the Winds: Sea Kayaking in the Aleutian Islands, a slide presentation of an arduous 1999 National Geographic expedition. With John Bowermaster. At Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-0732. Tues., Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Albuquerque Dukes: Aug. 24-27. Against Iowa Cubs: Aug. 28-31.

Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711, hosting: Penrose Horse Trials on Fri.-Sun., Aug. 18-20. Mounted Police Training on Sun.-Thurs., Aug. 20-24. Colorado Springs Dressage Association Show on Fri.-Sun., Aug. 25-27.

Special Events

Trolley Follies, a fundraiser for the Pikes Peak Historical Railway Foundation. Features portrayals of local legends Buffalo Bill Cody, Frank James, Doc Holliday, Bob Womack, Winfred Scott Stratton and Pat Kelly; gun fights, Native American flute playing, storytelling, rides on a restored trolley car. $2-$5, 630-7328 or 632-7548. At the Trolley Barn, 2333 Steel Dr. Sat. Aug., 19, 3 p.m.

Romp in the Park, a day of contests, obstacle courses, demonstrations, dog water park, microchip clinic, and much more for you and your dog at the UCCS 4 Diamond Sports Complex on N. Nevada Ave., across from the Howard Johnson Inn. In recognition of National Homeless Animals Day. All proceeds and donation benefit Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue, 260-0668. Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pasta in the Park, a pasta cook-off, silent auction, wine and beer tasting to benefit the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the Colorado Springs School. 633-1462. Sat., Aug. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Greek Festival at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Rd. Featuring traditional food, pastries, coffee, music, dancing, imports and games for kids. Free, 634-5678. Sat., Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Opening of the 1900 Timecapsule in the cornerstone of the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon. Also installing a new capsule to be opened in 2100. Celebration features live music, living history presentations, Color Guard and Masonic Ceremony. Free, 385-5990. Wed., Aug. 23, 4-7 p.m.

Pride Fest, a parade and rally organized by the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade starts at Tejon Street and Cache La Poudre at noon. For more information, call 471-4GAY. Music Fest on Sat., Aug. 26, at Colorado Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Youth and Family Events

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. $14.75-$30. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 17-20.

Beasts and Breakfast Nature Hike in Sondermann Park. Self-paced hike past educational stations. Featuring live animals and a full breakfast. $2-$4, reservations required by Aug. 22. Call Parks and Rec at 578-7088. Sat., Aug. 26, 8-10 a.m.

Classical Chat with Youth with soprano Marlissa Hudson at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Free. Sat., Aug. 26, 1 p.m.

Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

2000 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Sat., Aug. 19, through Mon., Sept. 4. Offering standard and premium seating. Aug 19: '60s Reunion, $6-$10. Aug. 20: 38 Special, $6-$10. Aug. 21: Pat Benetar, $6-$10. Aug. 22: Statler Brothers. Aug. 24: Mark Chesnutt, $6-$10. Aug. 25: Dwight Yoakam, $16-$20. Aug. 26 in Grandstand: Clay Walker, $12-$16. Aug. 27: Wayne Newton, $16-$20. Aug. 28: Goo Goo Dolls with Tonic, $20. Aug. 29: Styx, $16-$20. Aug. 30: Suzy Bogguss, Billy Dean & John Berry, $6-$10. Aug. 31: Carrot Top, $6-$10. Sept. 1: Sawyer Brown, $6-$10. Sept. 2 in Grandstand: Chris LeDoux, $12-$16. Sept. 2: David Lee Garza & Lee Perez, $10-$14. Sept. 4: Lonestar, $16-$20.

Dwight Yoakum at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug 24, 8 p.m.

American Garage with K. Scott Lofquist at the Bug Theater, Denver. $7, 303/477-9984. Thurs., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Buena Vista Social Club presents Compay Segundo at Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $29.50-$37, 303/443-5858. Fri., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Melissa Ferrick at Tulagi's, Boulder. $8-$10, 303/443-3399. 21 +. Sun., Aug. 27, 9 p.m.

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 30.

Michael Martin Murphy's Westfest 2000 in Vail, CO. Featuring a mountain man rendezvous, cowboy poets. farm and ranch market, Native American Activity Center and concerts including on Sat., Sept. 2: Ronnie Milsap, Hal Ketchum, Darryl Worley. On Sun., Sept 3: Crystal Gayle, Texas Playboys, Lee Roy Parnell and Danni Leigh. On Mon., Sept. 4: Leftover Salmon, BR5-49, Kelly Willis. All three days: Riders in the Sky, Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell and Cowboy Celtic. $32-$37, Sat.-Sun., $15-$20 Mon., $70 all three days; gold circle seating $75 per day; kids under 12 free. 970/926-3679. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 2-4

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Ogden Theater, Denver, $32.50-$35, 800/965-4827. Wed., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Buena Vista Social Club presenting Omara Portuondo at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 23.

Classical & jazz music

Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians with Al Pierson at the Arvada Center outdoor amphitheater, Denver. $14-$20, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Denver Brass with Pan Jumbies at the Arvada Center outdoor amphitheater, Denver. $14-$20, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Waldemar Bastos at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 23, 6 p.m.

Montreaux Jazz Festival featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, Joe Sample and George Duke at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $ TBA, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.

Mighty Clouds of Joy at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $20-$23, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 31, 6 p.m

David Wilcox at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $23-$26, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 8, 6 p.m

Rebirth Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Sat., Sept. 16, 9p.m.


Taos Dance Festival at the Anglada's Building in Taos, NM. Classes for all levels and varieties of dance, live music, drumming workshops and performances by the Gail Gilbert Dance Ensemble on Fri., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.; also a performance of La Pradera on Sat., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. 505/751-9035. Aug. 21-Sept. 2

literary events

Sandy Tolan signing Me & Hank: A Boy and His Hero, 25 Years Later at the Tattered Cover, Cherry Creek. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Debra Ginsberg signing and discussing Waiting: the True Confessions of a Waitress at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Mon. Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.

James Lee Burke, author of Sunset Limited and Dixie City Jam signing his new Dave Robicheaux mysters Purple Cane Road at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek. Free, 303/322-7727. Fri., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Joe Jackson, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn and David Gray at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 21 +, 303/443-3399. Fri., Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars, Sister 7, and Daniel Cage at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 21 +, 303/443-3399. Sat., Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m.

Cripple Creek Rock & Blues Festival, featuring the Jesse Cotton Stone Band, Ace Butler & the Aces, the Jennifer Lane Blues Band, Emilio Emilio, and Peace Sign at the Gold Rush Paladium. $10-$18, includes both days, 520-9090. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 19-20.

Crestone Music Festival, feauring Richie Havens, JAKA, Lucky LaRue, Guajira, many local bands, poets, entertainment, contests, food, beer and fireworks at the Baca Grande Golf Course in Crestone, CO. $5-$22, $10 per tent. R.V. sites available. 719/256-4856. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 19-20.

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.

Boukman Eksperyans at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.75, all-ages. 303/786-7030. Tues., Aug. 22, 8 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.

King's X at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

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

Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes and The Cult 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.

Trinidaddio Blues & Cultural Festival in Trinidad, CO. Featuring Gary Primich, Katherine Davis, Tad "Teabags" Robinson, Cassie and Otis Taylor, the Albuquerque Blues Connection and many many others at Mulligan's Pub and Grub. $10-$25, backstage passes, $50, 719/846-1390. Sat., Aug. 26.

Cannibal Corpse with Nile, The Crown and Krisiun at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Mon., Aug. 28, 8 p.m.

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.

A Perfect Circle with Sunna at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.

CANCELLED 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.

Whip It Totally Gnarly 80's with DJ Auto & Motion Underground Breakdance Troupe at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5, 303/443-3399. 21+.. Thurs., Sept. 7, 10p.m.

Runaway Truck Ramp at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. Fri., Sept. 8.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

Zap Mama at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $16-$21, 303/786-7030. Mon., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Black Uhuru with Sly & Robbie at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $36, 303/443-3399. Wed., Sept. 13.

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

Gov't Mule at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Fri., Sept. 15.

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.

Luther Vandross with Boyz II Men at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver. $30.75-$65.75, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 19.

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

Big Head Todd & the Monsters at the Gothic Theater, Denver. A benefit for the RiverReach Youth Initiative. $150-$5000 corporate packages, 303/477-0379. Fri., Sept. 22, 9:45 p.m.

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.

Tina Turner and Joe Cocker at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.75-$79.75, 520-9090. Tues., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

special events

Cripple Creek Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring over 75 artisans on Bennett Ave. Free, 877/858-GOLD. SAt.-Sun., Aug. 12-13.

POW/MIA Recognition Motorcycle Ride, led by Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, running from Custom Cycles in Woodland Park to Cripple Creek. $7 per rider, $10 per couple, 877/858-GOLD. Begins with a pancake breakfast before leaving at 11 a.m. Followed with a memorial service, tattoo contest, police vs. bikers football and gunfight reenactments. Sat., Aug. 19.

Telluride Mushroom Confrence, designed for people interested in edible, psychoactive and poisionus wild mushrooms. Features mushroom forays, workshops, Shroom Parade and Feast. Fee and registration information, 303/296-9359. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 24-27.


Lucifer Tonite by Don Becker at the Bug Theater, Denver. "...the most important piece of avant garde theater...ever seen in Denver," Westword, 1996. $14, 303/477-984. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., through Sept. 2.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown, at the Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton. $15-$20, 303/794-2787. Thurs., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.

Grand Hotel performed by PHAMALy, the Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League, at the Arvada Center, Denver. $20. 303/893-4100. Through Aug. 20.

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. Through Aug. 20.

Jungle Book: the Original, performed by Industrial Arts Theater at at the Denver Civic Theater. $TBA, 303/595-3800. Through Sept. 9.

The Kentucky Cycle, regional premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, performed by the Hunger Artists Ensemble at the Denver Civic Theater. $TBA, 303/595-3800. Through Sept. 16.

Parade, the haunting musical tale of an innocent man accused of the death of a young woman, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Sept. 12-24.

Dracula by Bram Stoker at the Denver Civic Center. $TBA, 303/595-3800. Sept. 28-Oct. 31.

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