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. Dark Resonance--surrealistic paintings and prints by Mark Spencer, Icons of My Tribe: A Year at the Mall--photographs by Richard Varnes, Arte E Ecologia: On the Social Ecology of Place. Call 303/443-2122.
Dairy Center for the Arts 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303/440.7826. Featuring Art of the Divine Feminine, which includes banners, photographs, weavings, sculptures, spirit dolls, paintings, and pottery.
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. West Point/ Points West, through July 21. Sargent and Italy (special exhibition ticket required). Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at www.denverartmuseum.org.
Flying Turtle Gallery West, 611 Cañon Street, Guffey, 719/689-2020. Hours are Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Featuring the work of local Guffey artists, plus the art furniture of woodworker Sandy Schoenberger. Grand Opening Fri., July 4, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Free. Featuring Colorado Art Open, a biennial exhibition with 127 works in all media. July 12 Aug. 24.
The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, in La Veta, 719/742-3074. Gallery in the Park features Majestic Colorado, over 70 works of art, Tues. Sat., 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria, Parker, 720/488-3300. $6. Featuring, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Feline Fine: Art of Cats, an art exhibit both beautiful and informative.
acoustic, folk & country concerts Paul Wood Band, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G Street, Salida. $10. Wood played in John Lee Hooker's original Coast to Coast Blues Band. Sat., July 5, 8 p.m.. For more, call 539-8514.
Tesoro Foundation's Historic Music Series, outdoor concerts. The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. $5, 12 and under free. 303/839-1671. Sun. July 6, 3 4:30 p.m. Loretta Thompson and Charlie Provenza, Music from the Early Frontier.
literary events Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover Bookstore Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will sign copies of Living History. Sat., July 26, 4 p.m. For more information, call 303/322-1965 ext.7447 for more information.
Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., at Wyncoop, Denver. Joh Krakauer will discuss and sign Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith. Tickets are free but required for a place in line; available at 6:30 p.m. 303/436-1070.
dance Ibdaa Dance Troupe, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, 2344 Iliff Ave., Denver. $10. A Palistinian traditional dance performance. For more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
rock, pop, blues & hip hop Universal Lending Pavillion at the Pepsi Center, 1700 7th St., Denver. Bjrn Again, The ABBA Experience! Fri., July 25, 8 p.m.; Elemental Flavaz,., Sat., July 26, 3 p.m.; moe. and Keller Williams, Sat., Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m.; The Go-Gos, Wed., Aug. 20, 8 p.m.; Nickel Creek, Sat., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster, 520-9090 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Jackson Browne with Steve Earle and Keb'Mo', Fri., July 18, Boston, Tues., July 22, Neil Young and Crazy Horse with Lucinda Williams, Tues., July 29 and Wed., July 30, Tori Amos, Thurs., Aug. 7; Willie Nelson and Family, Fri., Aug. 8; Sheryl Crow, Sat.; Aug. 9; Gipsy Kings, Sun., Aug. 17; Bjork, Mon., Aug. 8. Tickets at Ticketmaster, 520-9090 or www.ticketmaster.com.
summer fests and such Friendship Powwow and American Indian Family Day, Acoma Plaza at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Denver. Cultural celebration with dancing, drumming, contests, art and food. Sat., July 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur (just north of Monument). $15.95 adults; $8 kids 5 12, kids under 12 free. Open weekends 10 am to 6:30 p.m. 303/688-6010 www.coloradorenaissance.com
Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte and Gunnison. Classical, jazz, bluegrass and the Kansas City Ballet. July 1 27. For more, visit www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com.
Sangres Jazz Festival, Westcliffe Town Park, Westcliffe. $40 per day. Sat. Aug. 8 Sun., Aug. 10. Call 719/783-3785.
theater Smokey Joe's Caf, a musical about the 1950s. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. $24-$36. A special audio-described performance for visually-impaired audience members; no additional charge. Sat., July 19, 2 p.m.; those wishing audio description should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show time. For more, call 720/898-7200 or www.arvadacenter.org
Chicago, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder $19 - $50. Tue. Sun.; showtimes vary. Call 800/448-5501 for more.
Dream Masterz Theatrical Illusion Show, Theatre of Dreams Arts and Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. $18. Every Saturday, 8 p.m. For info and tickets, call 303/660-6799.
Ruthless, the Musical, Theatre on Broadway, 13 S. Broadway, Denver. $25. 303/777-3292.