Art Shows & Galleries
Academy Frame Company, 7620 N. Academy Blvd., 265-6694, gregorpaintings.com. Featuring Celebrating our Colorado Artists, works by 12 local artists featuring both traditional and digital art, through July.
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World and Coins, Crown and Conflict.
Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Presenting All About Water, works by Irene Braun.
ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring The Children of Niger, pastels by Louise Cutler, through Aug. 31.
Bella Art and Frame, 366 Second St., 488-0459. Featuring oil works by John DeFrancesco through Aug 14. Opening reception, Sat., July 19, 5-8 p.m.
Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Featuring the art of Steve Wood.
Bowies Gold & Diamonds, 2222 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 471-1431. Featuring Colorado Springs Art Guild Exhibit through July 23.
Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. Open Mon. by appointment, Tues-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring landscape photography by Andy Cook.
The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Polaroid Possibilities, by Karen Simkiss and Kathryn Wallace, through Aug. 1. Blow Up, an all-members exhibit, through Aug. 1.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Earthbound, a ceramics invitational curated by Holly Parker featuring works by twelve artists, through July 28. Also featuring Earth to Hand, works by Audrey Blackburn and Frank Gray, though July 24.
Chizart, 29 E. Bijou St., #17, 229-2316. Random hours; call for appointment. Featuring Design and Sculpture, expressions in stone, clay, metal, glass and wood.
The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by AniRose Whaleswan, Stephan Getzschman and JD Huffman, through July. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Diamonds and Rust, works by Matthew Crawford and Caron O'Neil, July 20 to Aug. 20. Opening reception, Fri., July 20, 5-8 p.m.
Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, cucuru.santuario.com. Open Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featuring works by Cuban artists as well as local artists Will O'Brien, Ceil Horrowitz and Chip Shaw.
Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Mon. and Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Pastel Shores, works by Gary Sillasen, through July 31.
Eichman Gallery, Park State Bank and Trust, 710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-9234. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring Mata Ortiz pottery, Mexican hand-woven rugs and paintings by Karen Standridge, through July 27.
FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray through Sept. 30.
The Gallery at Paragon, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744, cedarsjazzclub.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring Sound & Vision, works by William K. Polley, through Aug. 1. Exposed Photography, by Andrea Ziegart, through Aug. 7.
Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, gunterwolffgallery.com Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Presenting New Works in the Gene Pool II, featuring local artists, July 21 through Aug 15. Opening reception, Sat., July 21, 6-8 p.m.
Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 6 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Voil, photographs by Jeff Cloutier, through July 28.
Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, laurareilly.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through December.
Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Light Writing: Fourth of July at Memorial Park, through July.
OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring Functional Hallucinations of Nature, works by Rhonda Van Pelt, Michael Huwe, Rufus, Jeff DeMers, Cynthia Hauk and others through Aug. 7.
Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring Spring Showcase with works by Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan, Herman Raymond, Thomas J. Owen, Kevin Weckbach, Tricia Bass and Michael Ome Untiedt.
Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Art of the Real Eye, works by Rebecca Myers, Lorraine Danzo and Juergen, through Aug. 2.
Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333, ppld.org. Penrose Library featuring Carnegie Garden Project 2007 winners. Briargate Branch featuring watercolors by Gayle Higgins. Monument Branch featuring Scenic and Fine Art Photography by Elaine McDonald.
Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Celebration for Life, works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez, through Oct. 19.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 ProRodeo Drive, 528-4714, prorodeohalloffame.com. Featuring contemporary western art by Sophy Brown, through July 31.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The Floating World and Japonesque: How East Meets West through Aug. 11.
Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, garden art, wood, metal and more.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring ROLL: Colorado Springs' third annual Bicycle Art Show with 108 Prayer Wheels for Peace through Aug. 18.
Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Featuring works by Ilene Greene, Darlis Lamb and George Kernan.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.- Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Through the Looking Glass, works of photography and glass, through Aug. 18.
UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Watermedia XV, through Aug. 3.
Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710, velezgalleries.com. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the jewelry of Hopi silversmith Fernando Puhuhefvaya.
The Warehouse Gallery, 31 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Open Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sat., 6-10 p.m. Featuring photography by Karen De Marsche and works by Stephanie Clair.
Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574. Open Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring original platinum/palladium photographs of the Southwest and Mexico.
The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring works by Claudette Bedingfield. Opening reception, Thurs., July 19, 5-8 p.m.
Auditions & Entries
Alleycat Theatrics will hold auditions for Suessical on Mon., July 23, 4-9 p.m., at Alleycat Theatrics Studio, 111 S. Seventh St. Call 209-1484 for more.
Leadership Now is accepting applications from those ages 22-32 for its 2007-2008 class. Applications are due by Fri., July 27. Call 632-2618 or visit leadershippikespeak.org for application materials.
The Business of Art Center is seeking artworks for the tourist season with the only criteria being that they must be made to fit in their own ready-to-use suitcase. Hand deliver entries to 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs on Sun., July 29, 10 a.m. to noon. See thebac.org for more.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company needs actors ages 13-50 to audition for Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. Prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue and bring a headshot/resume. Auditions on Mon.-Tues., July 30-31, 6-10 p.m. Call 477-4387 for an appointment.
Pueblo Downtown Art Project is looking for 3-D media for a year-long downtown exhibit. Prizes of $500 and $1500 will be awarded. Slides and application due Mon., July 30. Visit artandsoul-pueblo.org or call Peggy Wilcox at 719/586-1104 for more.
Building the Dream: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2007, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., 785-6428. Free. Celebrate people with developmental disabilities and the unique talents they offer with a picnic, talent show, dance and more. Fri., July 20, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Draft Al Gore 2008 Meeting, Panera Bread, 3110 New Center Point, 380-5606, algore.org. Free. Learn how this group is working toward convincing Gore to run for president in 2008. Sun., July 22, 2-4 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting, Safe Boating, 4125 Park Center, 391-2181, uscgaux.info. Free. Open to those 17 years and older interested in safe boating. Thurs., July 26, 6:30-8 p.m.
Cheer U, Bally's Total Fitness, 1801 S. Academy Blvd., 209-5816. $8-$10. Learn the basics of pom and cheer. Open to kids ages 4-16. Meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., through Aug. 16.
Film & Video
Windrider Film Forum, Armstrong Theatre at Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6606. $5-$10. Featuring the films The Devil Came on Horseback, Thurs., July 19, 7 p.m.; What Would Jesus Buy?, Fri., July 20, 7 p.m.; War/Dance, Sat., July 21, 7 p.m.
Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604. Free. Featuring the film Viva Cuba, a Cuban comedy-drama with English subtitles. Recommended for all ages. Sat., July 21, 7-9:30 p.m.
Summer Nights Free Movie Series, 385-5256, springsgov.com. Part of the City Parks 100th Anniversary Celebration. Flicka, Rock Ledge Ranch, Sat., July 21, 7 p.m.
Wag the Dog, Max Kade Theatre at Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6606. Free. Part of the "Laughing to Death: the Comedy of War" series. Tues., July 24, 6:30 p.m.
Family Film Fun, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Kids are welcome to wear PJs. Showing Charlotte's Web, Ruth Holley Branch, Thurs., July 26, 6 p.m.
Food & Drink
Castle Rock Wine Fest, The Grange at The Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, 303/688-4597, castlerockwinefest.com. $26-$36. Taste award-winning Colorado wines and enjoy fine food, culinary demos and art. Sat., July 21, noon to 7 p.m.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering Italian Wine Tasting, Sat., July 21. New World and Old World Wine Tasting, Thurs., July 26. Pre-registration is required.
Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net, $40-$45. Featuring "Summer Wines," July 26.
Irish Style Pub Quizzes, 321-5400, geekswhodrink.com. Free. Willie's South, 1865 N. Circle Drive, 389-0607, Thursdays, 7 p.m. The Underground Bar, 11 N. Nevada Ave., Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Jack Quinn's Alehouse, 21 S. Tejon St., Mondays, 8-10 p .m. McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m.
Health & Healing
Fourth annual Touching the World Benefit, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 1490 W. Fillmore, 634-7347. $10 suggested donation. Featuring food, music, massages and more. Proceeds benefit Touching the World. Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fifth annual Care Fair, Peak Vista Family Health Clinic, 2840 International Circle, 632-3855. Free. Services include immunizations, hearing and vision screenings and more. Sponsored by the Junior League. Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Health System Events, 365-2435, memorialhealthsystem.com. Featuring "19th annual Teddy Bear Days," Sat.-Sun., July 21-22 at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Bodywork University of the Rockies Open House, Joe's Body Shop/Cheryl's Metaphysical Gifts, 3618 Jeannine Drive, 444-0708. Free. Featuring samples of Reiki, energy healings and more. Sun., July 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. Offering "Celtic Fire and the World of Faerie," July 23.
Taize Service, First Congressional Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549, fcucc.org. Service of readings, chants and silence is open to all religions. Thurs., July 26, 7-8 p.m.
Lectures & Learning
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Basics of Bookkeeping," July 19. "The Power of E-mail Marketing," July 25.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space Forum, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5636. Free. Presenting a series of educational sessions about the canyon. "Geology of Red Rock Canyon," July 26.
eWomen Networking Meeting, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 596-1771. Featuring presentation titled "Perfecting Connecting" by Sarah Michel. Fri., July 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "Single Dads/Step Dads Busting the Myth of the Disneyland Dad," July 20-21. "Marriage Get Away Lite," July 20-22.
2007 Military Marriage Seminar, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Valley Road, 388-4978, $10-$20. Open to married and engaged couples and spouses of deployed personnel. July 20-21, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
"Building a Biotech Hub in Colorado Springs," Broadmoor West Ballroom, 1 Lake Ave., 475-6455. $27. At this luncheon Kevin Dwyer addresses what it takes to accelerate Colorado Springs as an emerging biotech sector. Tues., July 24, 11:30 a.m.
Autism Informational Meeting, Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., #104, 574-9002, co-co.easterseals.com. Free. Inviting healthcare professionals to learn about the P.L.A.Y. Project Home Consultation program. Tues., July 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
Capoeira Workshop, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510, therenaissanceacademy.com. Free. Learn basic Brazilian martial art moves and more. Tues., July 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
Parents Internet Security Awareness Course, Panera Bread, 7344 N. Academy Blvd., 522-1100. Thurs., July 26, 2-5 p.m.
Demonstration of Self Defense Principles, Center for Aikido & TangSooDo Studies, 5668 N. Union Blvd., 477-1244. Free. Lectures and demonstrations on self-defense and conflict resolution through martial art, through Aug. 3, 7:30-9 p.m.
Borders Events, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600, borders.com. Presenting Harry Potter "Grand Hallows Ball." Includes costumes, activities, prizes and more. Fri., July 20, 9:30 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Featuring "Midnight Magic Costume Party." Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character. Fri., July 20, 9 p.m.
Harry Potter Midnight Release Party, Colorado College Bookstore, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6606. Free. Dress as a Harry Potter character and get a 10% discount. Fri., July 20, 9 p.m.
Summer Reading Program Parties, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Fri., July 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fountain Branch, 230 S. Main St., Fountain, Wed., July 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
"I Stayed Up All Night To Read Harry Potter" Brunch, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Meet other Harry Potter fans and talk about the new book. Sat., July 21, 10-11 a.m.
Spanish Peaks Book Signing and Presentation, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5631, scpm.org. Free. Conger Beasley Jr. and Barbara Sparks will discuss and sign their book Spanish Peaks: Lands and Legends. Sat., July 21, 2 p.m.
Grant Writing Workshop, Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Pkwy., 385-7218, grantwrtingusa.org. $425. Tuition includes workbook and resource CD. Reservations required. Wed.-Thurs., July 25-26.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Featuring George Winston, Thurs., July 19, 7 p.m.
Paint the Town Blue Summer Concert Series, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., 685-1861 ext. 42. Free. All shows run Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rain location at Thunder & Buttons II. Brickyard Band, July 19.
MAMA Concert with Duke Davis and Buckshot, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy 24 & Fairview, Woodland Park, 351-1611, mountainacoustic.org. $5. Outdoor concert features cowboy poetry. Fri., July 20, 7-10 p.m.
First & Main Summer Concert Series, at the park in front of Cinemark Theaters, 3305 Cinema Point, firstandmaintowncenter.com. Free. Featuring local bands, games, inflatable bounce house, food and more. Fridays through Aug. 10. George Whitesell & His All-Stars, Fri., July 20, 5-7 p.m.
Fun Friday Concert Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center's Jackson Sculpture Garden, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7222. $4-$5. Featuring The Jake Loggins Band, Love 45 and more. Fridays through Aug. 3, 6-10 p.m.
Vocal Arts Symposium, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6606. $5-$15. Presenting "Vocal-Palooza," Fri., July 20, 7 p.m. "Jazz Sundae Sunday," Sun., July 22, 3 p.m.
African Drum and Dance Workshop, Center for Spiritual Learning, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 964-8031, doctor-djobi.com. $20. All levels of experience welcome. Drums available. Sat., July 21, 1-2:30 p.m.
America the Beautiful Chorus Concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Free. Presenting rock 'n roll medley, gospel spirituals and more. Sun., July 22, 2:30 p.m.
Town Mountain Bluegrass Show, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 339-9631, townmountain.net. $12-$15. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Conservatory Jazz Band Outdoor Concert, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6606. Free. Bring a picnic and listen to students and faculty perform. Tues., July 24, 7 p.m.
Getting' Down Downtown Summer Concert Series, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, gettindowndowntown.com. Free. Concert lineup includes local and national acts. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. Farm & art market, 4-8 p.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, 520-6745. $2-$3. "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Exploring the Marsh," Thurs., July 19, 9-10:15 a.m. "Nature Adventures: Ladybugs," Wed., July 25, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.
Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 633-5701. Offering daily programs including nature and wildflower walks. "Belly Botany," Thursdays 1-2 p.m.; "Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop," Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Horticultural Art Society Open Gardens 2007, various venues, 475-0250, hasgardens.com. Tour private gardens, Sat., July 21.
Astronomical Society Star Party, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive, 651-8476, csastro.org. Join astronomy club members using telescopes to present galaxies, nebulas and more. Sat., July 21, 8:30-11 p.m.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. "Big Bear Day Special Event," July 19. "Palatable and Poisonous Plants," July 21.
City Parks 100th Anniversary Celebration, 385-5256. Celebrate the city's parks with a series of summer events. Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic site, Sat., July 21.
Eleven Mile State Park Events, 4229 Country Road 92, North Shore Amphitheater, 719/748-3401. Free. Guest speaker series with "Colorado's Wild Canines," Sat., July 21, 6 p.m.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering Technical Rock Climbing, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Guided Hikes, Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
Red Rock Canyon Tours, Parking lot at Highway 24 and S. Ridge Road. Offering tours of the area's newest open space. Hikes last 2-2.5 hours on easy to moderate trails. Thursdays at 8 a.m.
Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, 719/549-2414. Offering Bird Watching Programs, every other Tuesday, 6-8 a.m. Evening Nature Talks, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Raptor Programs, Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Nature Walks, Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
American Bandstand Tribute, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $15. Routines choreographed to songs from the popular show. Sat., July 21, 7 -11 p.m.
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Darryl Rhodes, July 19-22. Gabriel Rutledge, July 25-29.
Cripple Creek Theatre Events, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. Thin Air Theatre Company presents The Colorado Colleen, through July 30.
Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $9.50-$28.50. Presenting Gold Fever with sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville-style olio. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
dance parties & workshops
Colorado Ballroom, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction in various country dances No partner required. Sat., July 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.
Dance Colorado Ballroom Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $8. Learn more about ballroom and Latin dancing. Fri., July 21, 8-10 p.m.
Summer Dance Classes, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $36-$52. Offering three-week series in Foxtrot, Argentine Tango and Teen Class. Various start dates.
Swing Lessons, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. Learn to swing dance. Mondays, 8 p.m.
Ballroom Dance Classes, The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., Leslie: 635-7230. $30 for 5-week session. Learn basic ballroom dances and steps. No partner necessary. Monday, 7-8 p.m.
International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, internationaldanceclub.org. $7-$9. Dances every Saturday to a live band with music from big band and country to polka and Latin, 7:30-11 p.m.
Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3029. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Roller Derby season opener, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., pikespeakderbydames.com. $10-$12. See the Candy Snipers vs. the Danger Dolls. Sat., July 21, 7 p.m.
Party on the Patio, Tony's, 311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Sat., July 21, 1-4 p.m.
El Paso County Fair, 366 10th St., Calhan, 520-7880, elpasocountyfair.com. $3-$7. Featuring a live shark encounter, monster truck show and more. July 21-28, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Youth & Family
Back To School Family Picnic, 21st Century Charter School, 525 E. Costilla St., 570-7575, 21ccharter.org. Free. Meet teachers and staff and learn about plans for the academic year. Sat., July 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Outside Machinery Days, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 Northgate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8. Learn about mining machinery including steam shovels and air locomotives. Tues., July 24, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Snuggle Up Story Time, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Enjoy family story time. Children 3 and older are encouraged to wear their PJs and bring their favorite stuffed toy. East Library, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Monument Branch, Thursdays, 7 p.m.
YMCA Tween Nights, Briargate Family Center YMCA, 4025 Family Place, 282-9622. $4-$6. Tweens (8-12 years) gather for an evening of fun with sports tournaments, dodge ball, obstacle courses, dancing and more. Every second and fourth Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
Summer Nature Camps, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering full- and half-day nature camps for children entering first through fifth grades. July 30-August 3.
Jump to Japan: Discovering Culture through Popular Art, Buell Children's Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo, 719/295-7211, sdc-arts.org. $3-$4. Experience Japanese culture through hands-on activities. Runs through Sept. 1.
The Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League (PHAMALY) is seeking volunteers to assist with its production of "Urinetown the Musical" at the Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex from July 27 to August 19. Call Jeanne Kloosterman at 303/427-4663 for more.
Eleven Mile State Park is looking for nature lovers to help with children's programs on Saturday mornings. Basic understanding of Colorado plants and animals helpful, but not required. Call Kristen at 719/748-3401 for details.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Call 495-3908 for more.
Ariel Clinical Services is seeking loving foster homes for developmentally challenged and medically fragile children. Competitive stipend with excellent support provided. Call 260-6110 for more.
Working Together Against Abuse is seeking donations for its thrift store at 3632 W. Colorado Ave. Household items, toys, books, and clothing for men, teens and children are especially needed. Donations of free-standing shelves and clothing racks are requested. Call 328-1389 for more.
Front Range Wildlife is seeking animal care, rescue and transport, fundraising, event planning and other volunteers for Spring/Summer 2007. Call 964-7826 or visit frontrangewildlife.org to register.
Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit safeplaceco.org or call 638-1424 for more.
Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit earthseeds.net for more.
Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., #2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Leslie Herzog at 634-5581 ext. 312 for more.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., #600. Volunteers needed to support patients and families in their homes and long-care facilities. Volunteer musicians also needed for inpatient care. Visit pikespeakhospice.org or call 633-3400 ext. 603 for more.
TESSA is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative duties, victim advocacy, counseling, crisis management and more. Call 785-6809 for more.
Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit ellicottwildlife.com for more.
An Cinneadh Doire ("A Kindred Grove"), a non-profit religious organization is seeking help from mortgage lenders, venture capitalists and others to purchase their building. Call 232-8028 for more.
Out of Town
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Colorado Watercolor Society's State Watermedia Exhibition through Nov. 11.
Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Ave., Cañon City, 719/275-2790. $3-$5. Featuring Unique Creative Visions, works by Kansas folk artist Jessie Montes, through July 29.
Film on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, redrocksonline.com. $10. Featuring favorite movies and live music. Showing The Shining, Mon., July 23. Music, 7 p.m.; movie, 9 p.m.
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting Ridley Pearson, Bill Gifford, July 19; "Harry Potter Extravaganza," July 20; Warren Hammond, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, R.D. Rosen, July 23; Peter Melman, July 24; Christie Harman, Chris Mooney, July 25.
Winter Park Jazz Festival, Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, 970/887-2536. $25-$35. Featuring music, food and craft vendors and beer garden. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Summer Concert Series, Lakewood Cultural Center, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater, Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. Chris Daniels & the Kings, $4-$6, Wed., July 25, 6 p.m.
recreation & learning
Victor Gold Rush Days, Victor, 719/689-2091. Mining games, historic home and building tours, annual parade and more. Fri.-Sun., July 20-22.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Presenting Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dog through Oct. 7. Live cheetah presentation, Sat., July 21.
Park County Fair Fiber and Craft Expo, Park County Fairground, Fairplay, 303/816-7270. Free. Get hands-on experience spinning, weaving, knitting and more. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Celtic Festival, Casey Jones Park, 4189 Hwy. 86, Elizabeth, 303/646-0152, elizabethcelticfestival.com. $5-10. Featuring Scottish and Irish food and music. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"The Eocene Life of Florissant," Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 15807 Teller County Road #1, Florissant, 719/748-5253. $65. A complete overview of the paleontology of the Florissant Formation. Registration required. Sat.-Sun., July 28-29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas through July 29.
The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, avenuetheater.com. Featuring I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, $16-$24, through Aug. 18.
Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, denvercenter.org. $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through Sept. 16.
Runyon Theatre, 611 N. Main, Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runontheater.org, $10-$32. Presenting My Fair Lady through July 22.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. $12-$22. Presenting Jesus Christ Superstar through July 29.