Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, through Aug. 17. West Point/ Points West, through July 21. Works by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) through May 25. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at www.denverartmuseum.org.
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver. 303/477-7173. Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring works by Laura Ben-Amots, Ricky Armendariz, Jeff Davis, Bob Koons, Maria Patricia Tinajero-Baker and Bryan Danknich. Through May 18.
Foothills Art Center's 35 Anniversary Exhibition features 27 painters and sculptors in four different styles, 809 15th St., Golden. Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m.
The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, in La Veta. May 3 - June 21. Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. La Veta Photography Show, The juried and judged show includes more than 90 quality photos by 35 photographers from throughout the United States are represented in show. Free. 719/742-3074.
Sangre de Cristo Art Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 24 - Aug. 23. $3-$4. I-25 Art Exhibit representing cities along the I-25 corridor, from Wyoming to New Mexico. Free public reception with the artists June 13. Call 719/295-7200.
comedyBut Seriously, Comedy Improv Troupe, LIDA Project Theater, 2180 Stout St., Denver. Saturdays, 11 p.m. $6. 303/282-0466
Bill Maher, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. $27-$34. 18+ Sat., June 14, 8 p.m. 303/786-7030.
danceAlice in Wonderland, The Arvada Center Dance Theater's spring concert, $5-6 Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $5-$6 Dancers perform in Balanchine style to the music of Dvorak and Mozart. Sat., May 17, 7 p.m., Sun. May 18, 2 p.m. For more info or to purchase tickets, call 720/898-7262.
Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, The Buell Theatre, location, $20-$65. Tickets on sale Sun. April 27, 10 a.m. Performances May 30 - June 1, Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For info, visit www.lordofthedance.com. or www.denvercenter.org.
Kim Robards Dance, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy (SW corner of Alameda and Wadsworth) $10-$18. Fri.-Sat., May 2-3, 8 p.m. 303/987-7845.
jazz Wayne Shorter Quartet at Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. $31-$41. Fri., June 20, 8 p.m. 303/786-7030.
acoustic, folk & country concertsDavid Grisman Quintet, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. 21+ $24. Wed., May 28, 8:30 p.m. 303/786-7030.
classicalThe Creative Music Works Orchestra presents Favorites, Denver University's Sturm Auditorium, 2000 E Asbury St., Denver. Concert in homage to D.U. professor and five-year band director, Malcolm Lynn Baker, who will lead the 16-piece big band orchestra. Featuring works by Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Bill Holman, Stan Kenton, Mingus, and Maria Schneider. $12-$17. Sun., May 18, 3 p.m. For more, call 303/759-1797.
literary events Bill Bryson, Boulder Book Store, 117 Pearl St. Boulder. Author of A Walk in The Woods will read from and sign A Short History of Nearly Everything. Free. Sat., May 17, 2 p.m. 303/447-2074.
Tom Robbins will read from his latest novel Villa Incognito, Tattered Cover Bookstore, 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop, Denver. Free tickets will be handed out at 6:30 p.m. Mon., May 19, 7:30 p.m. 303/436-1070.
Eric Schlosser will sign and discuss Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market , Tattered Cover Bookstore, 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop, Denver. Wed., May 21, 7:30 p.m.
rock, pop, blues & hip hopEverclear with the Exies, Authority Zero, Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. Denver. $20. Wed., May 7, 6 p.m. 303/830-8497.
Big Head Todd & The Monsters w/ Hootie & The Blowfish, Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. Sat., May 17, 5:30 p.m. $39-$45. 303/830-TIXS.
Matchbox Twenty, Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place, Denver. $35-$57. Fri., May 30, 7:30 p.m. 303/830-8497.
Red Hot Chili Peppers with Snoop Dog, Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, 6350 S. Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. $38-$48. Thurs., June 20, 7 p.m. 303/830-8497.
Dave Matthews Band, Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place, Denver. $52. Mon. July 21, 6 p.m. 303/830-8497.
The Dixie Chicks, The Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place, Denver. $39-$69. Tues., July 8, 303/830-8497.
theater Lonely Planet, presented by Theatre Group at Phoenix Theatre, 1124 Santa Fe Dr. Denver. $10-$15. Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. through May 24. 303/777-3292.
Relatively Speaking, Germinal Stage Denver, W. 44th Ave and Alcott, Denver. A comedy by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. $12-$16. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. through May 11. 303/455-7108.