Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Photography,; Sargent and Italy, (special exhibition ticket required); Secrets from a Chinese Garden; Lighter Than Air: Gauze Robes from China; New Classics from the American Indian collection; Chinese Art of the Tang Dynasty from the Sze Hong collection. START Building, free community celebration marking the beginning of new construction. Aug. 16 17. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173.Open Fri. 7-10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring Symballein, an installation of glass books by Alicia Baily.
Flying Turtle Gallery West, 611 Cañon Street, Guffey, 719/689-6100. 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, fine art and crafts, antique furniture, paintings, Raku horses.
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.
The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, in La Veta, 719/742-3074. 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. Gallery in the Park features Majestic Colorado, over 70 works of art, Tues. Sat., 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th, Denver. 303/455-0185.
www.gallerysink.com . Thurs. through Sun., 1-5 p.m., or by appt. Featuring Paintings, Assemblages and Works on Paper by Purvis Young, Urban Expressionist. Opening reception Fri., Aug. 1, 6 10 p.m.
Quetzalli Art Gallery, 928 W. 8th. Ave., 303/573-0414. Gallery hours: Mon. Thurs., 3 - 7 p.m., Fri., 3 - 10 p.m., local stone sculptor, Frank Guerrero and Bolivian artist, Luisa Coaquira Peralta. Opening Reception Fri., Aug. 1, 6-10 p.m. Beginner stone sculpting workshop Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m. ($10, RSVP required).
Spanish Peaks Studio Tour, La Veta. Free. Local artists at their studios and at the La Veta School of the Arts demonstrate and display works. Maps available at the Arts Council Building, 132 Ryus Ave. Tour is self-guided; happening Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call The Gallery at 719/742-3074.
jazz, folk, acoustic Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Ahmad Jamal, Fri., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. $22 - $34. Southern Exposure, Dakota Blonde, Michael Herne and South by Southwest, Sat., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.
Solas, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G Street, Salida, Tues., Aug. 5, 7:30 - 10 p.m. $13-$15. For more, call (719) 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. Aug. 3, 3 4:30 p.m. Denver Municipal Band's 4th Artillery Regimental Brass Band.
rock, pop, blues, country Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities outdoor amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Asleep at the Wheel and Hot Club of Cowtown, Sat., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., $22; Riders in the Sky with Hot Club of Cowtown, Fri., Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m., $22. For more, call 720/898-7200.
Trinidaddio Blues Fest, Central Park, Trinidad. $10-$25. Sat., Aug. 23 starting at noon with pre-fest concerts on Thurs., Aug. 21 and Fri., Aug 22. Headliners include Coco Montoya. For tickets or information, call 719/846-3000.
Fiddler's Green, 5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, 303/220-7000. Steely Dan, Mon. Aug. 4; Whitesnake, Warrant, Slaughter, Kip Winger, Tues. Aug. 5; B.B. King and Jeff Beck, Thurs. Aug. 7; Sammy Hagar and Lynard Skynard, Tues., Aug. 12; Lollapalooza: Audioslave, Jane's Addiction and the Donnas, Wed., Aug. 13; Iron Maiden with Dio and Motorhead, Wed., Aug. 20; ZZ Top, Tues., Aug. 26; 311 with G. Love and Special Sauce, Fri., Aug. 29; Sex Pistols, Sun., Aug. 31. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.
Universal Lending Pavilion at the Pepsi Center, 1700 7th St.,Denver. Crusaders, Wed., Aug. 6; N.E.R.D., O.A.R., The Roots, Talib Kweli and more, Thurs., Aug 14 and Fri., Aug. 15; moe. and Keller Williams Sat., Aug. 16; Weird Al Yankovic, Sun., Aug. 17; Go-Go's, Wed., Aug. 20. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Tori Amos, Thurs., Aug. 7; Willie Nelson and Family, Fri., Aug. 8; Sheryl Crow, Sat.; Aug. 9; Nora Jones, Fri. Aug. 15; Gypsy Kings, Wed., Aug. 27; Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Wed., Aug. 27 and Thurs., Aug. 28; Mountain Jam with 50 Cent, The Doors 21st Century, Korn, Sat., Aug 30. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.
literary events Antiquarian Book Fair, Denver Merchandise Mart, I-25 and 58th Ave. $6. "Duel of Limericks" between John Dunning and Dennis Gallagher on Fri. Aug. 1, 4-6 p.m. Other events and exhibitors hall on Fri., Aug 1, 5- 9 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 303/480-0220.
Cowboy Poetry, Jones Theater, 119 Main Street, Westcliffe. $10. Cowboy poet Peggy Godfrey and singer songwriter Kerry Grombacker will perform original stories, poetry and music. Thurs., July 31, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 719/783-3004 or visit www.westcliffecenter.org.
dance Ballet Folklorico de Veracruz, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. $21.50 - $29.50. Twelve dancers and six musicians present a visual fiesta. Fri., August 1, 8 p.m.For tickets, call 303/998-9412.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah, The Birds, for teens entering 6 -12 grades in the fall. Thurs., July 31, 7 p.m. For registration and information, call 719/485-4444.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument outreach and education programs, Teller County #1, 2.5 miles south of Florissant. Rocks and Minerals, Sat., Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $35. Animal Tracking, Sun., Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to noon. Free with $3 park entry fee. For more, call 719/748-3253.
Slide Show and talk with DeeDee Jonrowe, American Mountaineering Center, 10th and Washington, Golden. $12. Ms. Jonrowe is a 21-time Iditarod Sled Dog Musher and survivor of breast cancer. Proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Team Survivor. Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. For more, call 303/247-1212.
Firefighters Appreciation Day, Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver. Free. Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 303/892-1436 or visit www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org.
History and Horses Tour, starting at City Park, Westcliff. Lunch and bus tour $18 - $25. Lunch and self-driving tour $6 - $12. Presented by the West Custer County Library Friends and the Custer County Historical Society. For tickets and information, call 719/783-3771 or 719/783-9562.
summer fests and such Chicano Music Festival and Auction, El Centro Su Teatro north yard, 4725 High Street, Denver. Thurs., July 31, 8 p.m. $4. Musica de Colorado Hall of Fame, $4.; Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. $6, Noche Tradicional; Sat., Aug. 2, 2 11 p.m. $15 Summer Pachanga: Battle of the Bands; Sun., Aug 3, 1-5 p.m., $9, Mariachi Sunday. $22 weekend pass. For more, call 303/296-0219 or visit www.suteatro.org.
Mountain Arts Festival, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. Arts and crafts by artists throughout the Soutwest. Please, no pets. Sat., Aug 2 Sun., Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 687-2511.
Toast of Breckenridge, Main Street Station, Breckenridge. $35 demonstrations and activities, $170 weekend pass. Festival includes best wines, foods and outdoor education. Fri., Aug. 15 Sun. Aug. 17. For more, call 720/359-1065.
Salida-Aspen Concert Series, John Held Auditorium, 9th and D streets, Salida. $7. Through Aug. 9. Call l719/539-7030 for more.
Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur (just north of Monument). $15.95 adults; $8 kids 5 12, kids under 12 free. Open weekends June 14 - August 3, 10 am to 6:30 p.m. 303/688-6010
Vail Bravo! Music Festival, Vail. New York Philharmonic Orchestra, soloists, ensembles and pop concerts. Through Aug. 4. Visit
The Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series, 1005 York Street, Denver. Gates open at 6 p.m., shows at 7 p.m. Go to
www.botanicgardens.org for full details. Aug. 6 Solas.
Sangres Jazz Festival, Westcliffe Town Park, Westcliffe. $40 per day. Sat. Aug. 8 Sun., Aug. 10. Call 719/783-3785.
NedFest 2003, Nederland. Sat., Aug. 2 Sun., Aug. 3. Featuring Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Stanley Jordan, Garaj Mahal, Tony Furtado and more. Go to
www.nedfest.com for full details
theater Creations: The Stories that Made the World, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $1. Performance by Intermediate Drama Camp. Mon., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.
Westward Ho!, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $1. Performance by Junior Drama Camp. Sun., Aug. 3, 7 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.
Rocky Mountain Voices One Act Plays, Jones Theater, 119 Main St., Westcliffe. $5 - $10. Tues., Aug. 5 and Wed., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 719/783-3004.