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Colorado Colleges Visiting Writers Series, featuring - Philip Levine on Thurs., March 9; David Foster Wallace on - Thurs., April 6; Chris Bachelder on Mon., April 17; Jim - Moore on Thurs., April 27; Peter Matthiessen on Thurs., - May 4. All at 7 p.m. Call 389-6853 for more.
  • Colorado Colleges Visiting Writers Series, featuring Philip Levine on Thurs., March 9; David Foster Wallace on Thurs., April 6; Chris Bachelder on Mon., April 17; Jim Moore on Thurs., April 27; Peter Matthiessen on Thurs., May 4. All at 7 p.m. Call 389-6853 for more.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. 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 Money of the World Today with coins and paper money from each of 192 countries on six continents. Ben Franklin " A Man for All Times runs through April 30.

The Art Mill, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 471-2546. Featuring the work of Tylan Troyer in the Rainy Days Gallery through Fri., March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point, 260-6882. Whimsical Doodle's Whimsical Worlds on display through March.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Open Sat. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. from noon to 3 p.m. Marching runs through Sun., March 26. Call 232-9368 for more.

Miss Julie, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood - Drive. $15-$25. Theatreworks show is an actors dream - playground, a verbal sparring match with more - crosscuts, feints and footwork than a prizefight. Runs - through March 12, Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., - Sun., 4 p.m. Call 262-3232 for more.
  • Miss Julie, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $15-$25. Theatreworks show is an actors dream playground, a verbal sparring match with more crosscuts, feints and footwork than a prizefight. Runs through March 12, Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m. Call 262-3232 for more.

Chaos Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Featuring Arthouse Microcinema series on March 21, April 18 and May 9 at 7 p.m. All shows are $5. Also featuring I Was a Teenage Surrealist on April 6-8 and 13-15 at 8 p.m. All shows are $10.

Coburn Gallery at CC, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat. from 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Material Witness, an exhibit that highlights the fiber arts program at Colorado State University and includes fine examples of weaving, tapestry and mixed-media fiber works. Call 389-6607 for hours and more info. Runs through April 15.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$10 admission, additional program fees may apply. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Creative World of Peter Max through April 23. Beginning with figurative work from his days as an art student in 1950s New York, and ending with today's fluid, gestural, semi-abstract works, Max's retrospective is a fascinating window into the artistic evolution of one of the most successful artists of our time. Family Adventure Days on March 11, April 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Family Theatre Workshops on March 11, April 1, May 20, noon to 2 p.m. 15th Annual Wine Festival, March 10-11, various locations, call 477-4371 for info. Cosmic Ball, Sat., April 8, 6 p.m., $100-$125. Mandala creation and closing ceremony, April 9-12. Peter Max lecture, Fri., April 7, 6 p.m. $20-$24.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Pike's World: Exploration and Empire in the Greater Southwest, the first of three exhibits commemorating the bicentennial. Runs through Oct. 14.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Girl Stuff through March 13.

Smokebrush Gallery and Chapel of Art, 218 W. Colorado - Ave., Suite 102, 444-1012. Mystic Arts Asian - Marketplace continues through Fri., March 17, Wed., Fri., - and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring John-Alex Mason on - Fri., March 24. The Wanderers on Fri., March 31, 7 p.m. - Call 444-1012 for more.
  • Smokebrush Gallery and Chapel of Art, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, 444-1012. Mystic Arts Asian Marketplace continues through Fri., March 17, Wed., Fri., and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring John-Alex Mason on Fri., March 24. The Wanderers on Fri., March 31, 7 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.

Cottonwood Gallery and Studios, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 2006 Winter Fine Art Show by the Palmer Lake Art Group through March 29.

Cucuru Gallery, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring artwork by local artists and artisans.

Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Ave., 719/275-2790. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Salute to Southern Colorado Artists through Sat., March 25.

Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Glass from the Masculine Perspective through April 9. 3D Construction with Circles class on March 14. Beginning Level Lead Work six-week class begins March 15.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. The gallery's Arctic-white walls and exhibition spaces are hung with intricately designed, beautifully made quilts, exploding in swirling, riotous color. A visitor can only marvel at the extraordinary craftsmanship and artistic imagination that animates every work on display in On the Wall. Runs through March 17.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, CCs Armstrong Theatre, - 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., $2-$5. This India group - performs Odissi, a lyrical and sensuous Indian dance. - Sun., March 12, 6 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
  • Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, CCs Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., $2-$5. This India group performs Odissi, a lyrical and sensuous Indian dance. Sun., March 12, 6 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

OpticalReverb Gallery at The Blue Star, 1632 S. Tejon St., 210-9799. Work by Adam Conard, who has developed a progressive series of abstractionist works overlaid with photorealism. The Pioneering artist first completes a vibrant abstract backdrop which could easily stand alone as a finished product before painting lifelike images that could be mistaken for photographs over its top. Running through April 3.

OpticalReverb Gallery at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Aquarius Rising, works by Eric Hyle, through April 3.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring Sparky Lebold's New Paintings from Portugal through March 31.

Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring the works of Spica Stolfus, Becky Davis and Douglas Rouse and a charity art show to benefit FutureSelf. Runs through April 28.

Rico's Caf & Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St., 630-7723. Open Mon.-Wed, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Storytelling, oil paintings by Laura Ben-Amots. Storytelling as a collection represents an ongoing dialogue for Ben-Amots; isolation, physical dialogue and intimacy play key thematic roles and suggest subtle stories from the artist's life. Exhibit runs through March 31.

Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open - Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. - Featuring the works of Spica Stolfus, Becky Davis and - Douglas Rouse and a charity art show to benefit - FutureSelf. Runs through April 28.
  • Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring the works of Spica Stolfus, Becky Davis and Douglas Rouse and a charity art show to benefit FutureSelf. Runs through April 28.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring works from The Machine Age: Streamlining: A Metaphor for Progress through May 13. Industrial Strength through April 22. Boris Artzybasheff through May 6. Integration of Stone and Metal through April 29. Rick Dula through May 6. Choice Remains: A Collection of Steel Mill Memorabilia through May 6. The Buell Children's Museum features a hands-on exhibit, Eureka! Dreams, Design, Dimension and Invention, offering chances to experiment with gravity, energy, astronomy and magic, through May 27.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Featuring John-Alex Mason on Fri., March 24. The Wanderers on Fri., March 31, 7 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, 660-8311. Featuring Revelations, a collection of works by B. Woolsey Benschneider, based on the Book of Revelations. Runs through March 17.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 2623567. Open Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. On the Wall: Art Quilters Association Juried Show. Running through March 17. Call for class information.

Victor Monarch Art Gallery, 301 Victor Ave., Victor, 689-3052 or 689-3298. Open Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rebirth, featuring art by Noel Wallace, Lance Butcher and other artists. Runs through March 10. Arts by Brit Colon, Lance Butcher and more begin April 8.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado - Blvd., Denver. $10-$15. Catch The Other Side of Infinity: - Black Holes, a new planetarium show created with help - from NASA and PBS NOVA crew. The museum- - produced show actually takes you inside a super- - massive black hole via a unique software program. The - show plays at least five times daily until June 8 and costs - $10 to $15 for non-members; visit dmns.org or call - 303/322-7009 for tickets or more information.
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $10-$15. Catch The Other Side of Infinity: Black Holes, a new planetarium show created with help from NASA and PBS NOVA crew. The museum- produced show actually takes you inside a super- massive black hole via a unique software program. The show plays at least five times daily until June 8 and costs $10 to $15 for non-members; visit dmns.org or call 303/322-7009 for tickets or more information.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Artifact Spotlight, with dynamite blasters, transits, lithographs and more. Runs through April 30.

art events & openings Art Wars III, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. Funktion Flux presents their increasingly popular annual art show featuring local artists and performers. Sat., April 1, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 633-3523 for more.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Wunderkind opening Fri., March 10, 5-9 p.m. Works from 38 local high school students. Performance to follow exhibit, $3-$5. Call 685-1861 for more.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Bloomin' Fiber from March 17 through April 17. Opening reception Fri., March 17, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Memorial Park, Woodland Park. Shop and enjoy all types of artworks on Friday's from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Running June 16 through Sept. 15. Call 687-3731 for vending or general information.

Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase, Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument. $2. Featuring a vast array of artists. Sat., April 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun., April 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 488-3046 for more.

Japanese Fabrics show, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. The Pikes Peak Weavers Guild presents Ann Parker's collection of fabrics. Fri., March 10, 9:30 a.m. Call 685-4251 for more.

Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive. 488-2370. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wild at Art runs April 1-30.

Penrose Library's New Garden, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Assist in ceramic sculpture production for a public art project. Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Call Ed at 287-0280 for more information.

Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 540-7428. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. What's My Code? runs through April 15.

Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $25. Galaxy Fashion Show on Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Show by regional fiber artists; wearable art available for purchase. Call 576-3548 for more.

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