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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 30th and Centennial, 930-4652. Featuring balck and white photography by Ali Zubik.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of Donna Osborn through August; Fall Show featuring gallery members through Sept.

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 paintings by Amy Wasechek, through Aug. 27.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 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. In the Avenue Gallery: Oil paintings by Laura Reilly, through Sept. 9.

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. Four Artists, Four Objects, Ten Years, an exhibit of the work of Janet Fish, Sondra Freckelton, Nancy Hagin and Harriet Shorr, through Aug. 27. In the Bemis School of Art Lobby: Bemis Clay Show, works by students and faculty Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 25, 6 p.m.

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. Alle Terre, painting by Barbara Resch, clay by Jean Jennings and fabric by Liz Jensen, Sept. 8-Oct. 3.

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.

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 Fahrenheit 2000, a ceramic show by 15 Colorado artists through Oct. 6.

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.

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.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 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

It takes Five, Teen Ticket to the Arts Card Registration, featuring live performances by Dr. NO, Just Cause, the Tuxedo Boys, Iva Bowers' Tina Turner Revue, Ormao Dance, actors from the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company The Wiz , American Joe and the Colorado Springs Conservatory in the Citadel Mall food court. The card allows teens to be admitted to various arts events from the Smokebrush Theater, the Dance Theater and the Fine Arts Center for $5, 15 minutes before curtain, on a space available basis. Call 597-3344. Sat., Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 7 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.

Acting Class focusing on cold readings and script interpretation based on the Meisner technique. Taught by an actress with 20 years experience, Mondays. Schedule interview, 262-9078.

Encore Dance Studio, 2458 Montebello Dr., beginning its fall sessions. Classes begin Aug. 28 for Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet/Pointe, Pom/Cheer and more. 594-9228.

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 to Bit by Bit, an exhibition of on-screen digital art at the Business of Art Center. Juried categories: still, dynamic and interactive. $1,000 best of show. Enter online at . Deadline: Sept. 15.

Bulletin Board


Birdseed Truckload Sale, to help restore the Bear Creek Nature Center. Five varieties of seed suited to Pikes Peak area birds, sold at the Country Parks Administration Building, 2002 Creek Crossing. 520-6387. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sertich Ice Center Guess the Depth Contest, winner receives a $50 gift certificate to the Center. The ice is getting a facelift, and the bottom layer has been cold for so long that it has become permafrost. Guess how deep it is, and the person closest to the actual depth wins. Send your guess to the Sertich Ice Center, 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903 by Sept. 22.

clubs & organizations

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

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

Colorado Springs Sustainable Living Coalition meeting at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St., 578-7088. Thurs., Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Area 39+ Catholic Singles offering dinners, music and other events designed to introduce singles. Registration, 488-2071. Next event: dinner at Panino's, 604 N. Tejon St. RSVP to Roseann, 599-7066. Tues., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

health & healing

Free Mammograms provided by the Colorado Women's Cancer Control Initiative at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. For Women 50 and over. To register, call Brenda Jaramillo, 719/545-2786. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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, dietitians, orthopedic 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.

HealthLink Wellness Classes with Memorial Hospital, in various locations. Call 444-CARE to register. "Self Defense", on Wednesdays through Sept. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., $50.

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.

Independence Through Assistive Devices, an educational presentation at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $1.75 suggested donation, 385-5933. Thursdays, Sept. 7, 14 & 21, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 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.

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering programs in the arts, woodworking, computers, dance, fitness, heath & finances education, as well as excursions to a Sky Sox game, Waterworld, Flying W Ranch and more. Call 385-5933 to register.

Healthy Bones Osteoporosis Prevention Class, every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. $24 for 16 sessions (one free) or $36 for 24 sessions (two free), 520-6471.

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.

PILLAR, the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation, provides programs and classes for those in retirement, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Community College and Elderhostel. Fees vary. Call 540-7224 for more.

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

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.

Volunteers Sought to help Christmas in April make health and safety repairs and perform maintenance for low-income homeowners, including the elderly, disabled and families. Demand was so high in April that a second work day has been added on Sat., Sept. 16. No experience necessary, but carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other tradepeople are encouraged to help out. Must be over 13. Call 641-1880.

Volunteers sought to help out at with driving, personal assistance, handyman work and in the kitchen at the Fountain Valley Senior Center. Call 520-6471.

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.

Colorado Springs Veterans Affairs Clinic, 25 N. Spruce, seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities. Call 800/806-4718 Ext. 3180.

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. On Sat., Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Chinatown by Roman Polanski. 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: Midnight, Aug. 29.

German Film Series presented by the Colorado College German Department. Theme: Behind the Wall, East German Cinema, 1946-1980. All films are subtitled. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Max Kade Theater, Room 300 in Armstrong Hall, on the northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. On Sept. 5: The Murderers are Among Us.


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.

Feng Shui Presentation by Debra Witte at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. Feng Shui is the Chinese art of placement. Free, reservations required, 667-5193. Wed., Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.

How to Assemble a Ute Indian Tipi at Helen Hunt Falls, 4025 N. Cheyenne Cañon Rd. Cultural traditions and tipi etiquette taught by Southern Ute elder and artist Austin Box. Free, reservations required, 633-5701. Sat., Sept. 2, 9 a.m to noon.

Bird Feeding 101-401, workshop with Eric Breier of Wild Birds Unlimited. Reservations required, 520-6387. Fri., Sept. 8, 7-8 p.m.

Community Resource Center Mini-Workshop Series, offering courses designed for non-profits in grantwriting, resource and board development, using your computer as a information and marketing tool and starting your own 501(c)(3) nonprofit, budgeting, accounting and financial management. Various dates through December. $30 each or $75 for three. Register at 303/623-1540.

Literary Events

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.

Heidi Skarie, signing Red Willow's Quest and presenting a workshop on following your quest in life at the Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free, 637-8282. Thurs., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

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.

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, address, 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 Sat., Sept. 30.

Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

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.

Jody Adams and the String Dudes playing bluegrass at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Lorrie Morgan at Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$22, 333-4497. Sat., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 29: Cindy Williams 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. Sept. 6: US Air Force Band of the Rockies Falconaires in Antler's Park.


Musicfest, featuring Harvey Fierstein, classical guiarist Karen Bedell, Whitney Rehr and Jennifer Waters & The Looking Glass at Colorado College's Armstrong Hall, northeast corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center. $15-$40, 471-4429. Private reception with Harvey Fierstein, $125. Sat., Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.

A Caribbean Night in the Rockies, the Da Vinci Quartet's fundraising gala at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. Featuring Caribbean dinner, live music from Drums of Steel, and a open bar. $45 ($15 tax-deductable). Reservations, 634-5581, ext. 350. Sat., Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

Brown Bag Series, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a variety of music. Aug. 29: Firebird.

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. 31. Concert Band.

rock, pop & blues

Gary Primich at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $5, 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.

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.

Reverend Horton Heat at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $13-$14, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

Bill Haley's Comets at the Gold Rush Palladium, Cripple Creek. $5-$15, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Shauna Russell at the Gold Rush Palladium, Cripple Creek. $8-$12, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 23, 4 p.m.

Moody Blues at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Tickets on sale Aug. 26, 10 a.m. $23-$36, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

music announcements

The Pikes Peak Flute Choir beginning rehearsals for their 16th season at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Rd. Players of ages with at least three years experience welcome to join, no auditions required. More info, Kathy Russell at 495-3695. Rehearsals meet Tuesdays, Sept.-May. First rehearsal: Tues., Sept. 12, 7 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.

Skylab: Mission 7 produced by Together Productions. Featuring Plastic Man, DJ Craze, DJ Raps, DJ Dove, Terry Mullen, Stretch and Hooker in four rooms with four different vibes. 303/575-1149. Sat., Sept. 9.

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.



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.

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.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, performed by the Colorado Actors Theater at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. 444-0884. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Sept. 13-Oct. 8.

Cole Porter's Anything Goes at Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sat., Sept. 16, 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). 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. Through August.


Youthful Thespians, a new youth theater group auditioning for parts in A Midsummer's Nights Dream at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Bring a brief resum and a 15 line monologue. 578-0052. Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 24-25, 5:30 p.m.

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.


Adult recreation

Hikes and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. 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. Inspiration from Nature Hike in Fox Run Regional Park on Sat. Sept., 23, 9-11:30 a.m. Annual Fall Bird Count in Bear Creek Park on Sat., Sept. 2, 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.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "Managing a Wildlife Menagerie" on caring for injured wildlife on Sat., Aug. 26, 10-11 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.

Sixth annual Pikes Peak Challenge, a hike to the top of Pikes Peak to benefit Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Call 597-7981. Sat., Sept. 9.

Fort Carson MEDDAC 5K Challenge beginning at Evans Army Community Hospital. $15-$20, individuals, $60-$75 five person teams. Kids 1 mile race, $5. family race, $15-$20, includes adult and child. 524-1163. Register at Runner's Roost, Post Field House, or at Evans between Sept. 4-8. Sat., Sept. 9, 8 a.m.

Alzheimer's Association 5K Memory Walk beginning in Antlers Park, behind the Antlers Hotel on Sierra Madre. Includes entertainment and activities for all ages. Each adult walker is expected to raise $25 in donations. Kids 13 and under, $15. 266-8773. Sun., Sept. 10, 10 a.m.

13th Annual AIDS Walk, a 10k walk and fundraiser to benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Individuals can join the S-CAP team, pre-formed groups, or make their own group of 10. Registration required, 719-578-9092. Sun., Sept. 10.

Race for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the US Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium. 5K run/walk and 1 mile family walk. Adults: $18-$23, includes t-shirt. Ages 3-12: $15-$20 with t-shirt, $5-$10 without. 476-1675. Sun., Sept. 17, 6:30 a.m.

youth recreation

Fall Baseball for players 8-15, sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks & Rec. Organized like pro Spring training camps, at the Goose Gossage Youth Sports Complex. $65, registration required. Parks & Rec, 385-5940. Sept. 7-Oct. 26.

Youth Boxing sponsored by Parks & Rec. 2810 S. Academy Blvd., #120, in the Hancock Plaza. $15-$65, sliding scale. Registration required, 385-5940. Sept. 1-Dec. 20.

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. Colorado Springs Dressage Association Show on Fri.-Sun., Aug. 25-27.

Special Events

Pride Fest, a parade and rally organized by the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Parade starts at Tejon Street and Cache La Poudre at noon. For more information, call 471-4GAY. Sun., Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patricia Schroeder, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and current president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, delivering the capstone address at Colorado College's new student orientation. At Shove Chapel, at Yampa and Nevada on the east side of campus. Free, seating is limited, 389-6607. Thurs., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Wine Festival at the Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Colorado wines and live entertainment. 685-3000. Sun., Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

23rd annual Colorado Springs Balloon Classic at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs. 471-4833. Balloon launches at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-4. Balloon glows on Saturday and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Hours: Sat., Sept. 2, 5:30-10 a.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 3, 5:30-10 a.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 4, 5:30-10 a.m.

Pueblo Farmers Market, Tuesdays and Fridays from, 7 a.m to 1 a.m. at the Midtown Shopping Center. Ends at first frost.

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 14. At Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 30. At Acacia Park: Mondays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Through Oct. 2. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 28.

Youth and Family Events

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

Now Dig This, a hands on archeological workshop at the Pioneers Musuem, 215 S. Tejon St. Learn the basics of archeology and take part in a pretend dig. Free, 385-5990. Sat., Aug. 26, 11 a.m.

Twilight Tuesdays at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Stay late and see the animals. Regular admission, 633-9925. Tues., Aug. 29, last ticket sold at 7 p.m.

When I Grow Up, a Sesame Street Live production at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$16, 520-SHOW. Thurs. Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Sat. Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 10, 1 and 4:30 p.m.

Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

2000 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. 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.

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. $30.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.

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

Tim O'Brien and The Crossing, at the Teikyo Loretto Heights Theater, Denver.$17-$20, 303/777-1003. Tues., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas, at the Swallow Hill Dancehall, Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. 7 p.m. dance lesson, 8 p.m. house party. Sat., Sept. 9.

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

Austin Lounge Lizards with Marty Jones and the Pork Boilin' Poor Boys at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $14-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women with Christina Ortega at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

John Prine at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$33.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Tom Paxton at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

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

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, or $16.75 for two-night pass, 303/443-3399. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29, 9 p.m.

Mollie O'Brien at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $14-$16, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.

art galleries & museums

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Los Supersonicos: All Mexed Up, works by Carlos Fresquez and Francisco Zamora, Sept.7-Nov. 19. Gallery talk with the artists: Mon., Sept. 11, 10 a.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Takashi Nakazato: Contemporary Pottery from an Ancient Japanese through Oct. 1, 2000.

Old Courthouse Gallery, 506 E. Main St., Buena Vista, 719/395-8372. Featuring works by the Pastel Society of Colorado, through Sept. 4.

Classical & jazz music

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. Through Sept. 2


TC Classic Cinema, an exploration of classic film with Colorado Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz at the Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, seating is limited, 303/436-1070. On Sat., Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: The Last Hurrah, directed by John Ford.

Film on the Rocks, an outdoor film series with live music performances afterwards, at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver. $5-$7, available at King Soopers. Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 7-ish, film at 9. On Aug. 29, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with Hazel Miller.

Bittersweet Motel, a year in the life of the groove band Phish, showing at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. Tues.-Sat., Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 3, 7, and 9:30 p.m. daily. 21 + grand finale featuring a free performance by local groove band One Flight Up, Sept. 2, 9:30 p.m.

literary events

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.

Michael Heller signing Living Root: A Memoir at the Tattered Cover, Cherry Creek. 303/322-7727. Tues., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Phillip Margolin signing Wild Justice at the Tattered Cover, Cherry Creek. 303/322-7727. Wed., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

POSTPONED Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes and The Cult at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$88.50, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25.

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.

George Clinton at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $35, 800/965-4827. Sat., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

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

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.

Sixth annual Coors Labor Day Blues Series with Keb'Mo' in Breckenridge, CO. 888/355-6235. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 1-3.

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, 10 p.m.

Jorge Ben Jor at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.

Legends of Doo Wop at Magness Arena, Denver. $33.50-$58.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

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

Man...or Astroman? at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.

Modest Mouse at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $13.25, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

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

Bart Bacharach at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Tickets from original June 16 date will be honored. Sun., Sept. 10, 9 p.m.

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

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals with Galactic at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO. $30, 800-965-4827. Wed., Sept. 13, 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.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

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

Earth, Wind & Fire at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. All Aug. 9 tickets will be honored. $32.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Sun. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Travis at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Phish at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $29.75, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 27.

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

Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $16, 800/965-4827. Fri, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Rickie Lee Jones at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $37.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Counting Crows with Live at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$44.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

Christina Aguilera at Magness Arena, Denver. $36, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

The Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

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

matchbox 20 at Magness Arena, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Mo`n., Oct. 16.

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

Seventh annual Mountain Folk Festival in Deckers Hall, at the Junction of Highway 67 and Jefferson County Road 126. Locally made crafts, food and entertainment. Free, 303/647-2226. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials in Meeker, CO. Five days of competition with over 100 handlers and teams. Also featuring barbeques, bagpipe bands, celtic dancers, art exhibit, Border Collie Frisbee Exhibit and much more. $8-$10, single events; $10-15, five day pass, 970/878-5510. Wed.-Sun., Sept. 6-10.

The Theory of Everything, a discussion and performance of music of all genres, at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Featuring The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Tony Furtado, and The Motet. 21+ $15.75, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.


Fourth annual Tour of Victor, a mountain bike ride covering 20 miles of trail. $25 entry fee, limited to 100 riders. 18 and under, free. Registration required, 689-2029 or 689-2284 ext. 14. Sun., Sept. 10.


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.

As Bees in Honey Drown, a satirical off-Broadway hit at the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Tues.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 2 and 7:30 p.m., Wed., 1 p.m. Sept. 5-Oct. 1.

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.

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