Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Avant Garden: A Floral Celebration of Art. Sat., May 17. Call 303/443-2122.
Colorado Arts Festival, Denver Pavilions, Denver. Free. Fri., May 23, 4 10 p.m., Sat., Sun., Mon., May 24 - 26, 11 a.m. 10 p.m., For more, call 303/904-4644.
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.
Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. 35 Anniversary Exhibition features 27 painters and sculptors in four different styles, also Contemporary Jananese Quilts. Through July 6. Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. 303/279-3922.
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.
film Moutainfilm Festival, Telluride, Seven screens, seventy films, pass required. Fri., May 23 Mon., May 26. Call 970/728-6458 for more or visit www.mountainfilm.org.
jazz Janus Jazz Aspen, June 19 22. With Tony Bennett, Chico O'Farrill, Afro-Cuban Jazz Band, Shemekia Copeland, Joe Cocker. June 19 22. 866/527-8499.
acoustic, folk & country concertsBluegrass on the River, Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Fri. Sun., May 30 June 1. Call 719/549-2414 for more.
choralColorado Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Children's Chorale, Women of the CSO Chorus performing Mahler's Third, Boetcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis, Denver. Fri. and Sat., May 30 31, 7:30 p.m. Sun., June 1, 2:30 p.m. 303-893-4100.
ClassicalColorado Symphony Orchestra performing Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 and Piano Concerto. Boetcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis, Denver. Awadagin Pratt, piano. Thurs., May 22, through Sat., May 24, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 303-893-4100.
literary events Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover Bookstore LoDo, Anthony Bourdain, whose books include Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly and A Cook's Tour will read from and sign his new novel The Bobby Gold Stories. Mon., June 2, 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Rose Maree Morse (212) 861-2397.
miscellaneousAfrican Liberation Day Concert, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. $10. Sun, May 25, 8 p.m. Call 303/786-7030 for information and tickets.
recreation Clear Creek Adventure Festival, Golden. Includes rafting, kayaking, K-9 races, chili cook-off. Free. Fri., May 30 Sun., June 1. Call 303/989-7194 or visit www.rapidpulse.com.
rock, pop, blues & hip hopLou Reed, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. $50. Tues., June 17, 8 p.m. Call 303/786-7030 for information and tickets.
Santana, Angelique Kidjo, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Englewood. July 8.
Widespread Panic, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, $33. Fri., June 27, 5 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show. Sat. June 28, doors, 4 p.m., show 7 p.m. Sun., June 29, doors 2 p.m. show 4 p.m. Tickets at 303/830-TIXS or www.ticketmaster.com.
theater Crimes of the Heart, Jones Theater at the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, Westcliffe, Fri., Sat., Sun., June 1 - 8. For more, 949/499-3034.
Brooklyn the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, $27.50 - $35. Through June 15, For more, call Tickets West, 866/464-2626.
Confidence Games, King Academic and Performing Arts Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Auraria Campus, Denver, Readings of "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O'Connor and "First Day" by Robert Garner McBrearty. $18. Sun., June 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets at 303/494-0523 or www.storiesonstage.org.
Ruthless, the Musical, Theatre on Broadway, 13 S. Broadway, Denver. $25 through July 26. 303/777-3292.