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, through Oct. 5; Lighter Than Air: Gauze Robes from China through Nov. 30; New Classics from the American Indian collection through Dec. 31; Chinese Art of the Tang Dynasty from the Sze Hong collection through Jan. 25. START Building, free community celebration marking the beginning of new construction. Aug. 16 17. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street, Denver. 720/865-3500. Summer Hours Wed. Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sat. Tues., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Summer admission $4 - $6.50. Featuring Botanical Illustration School Student Show through Oct. 31.
Salida Artist Fall Extravaganza: An Uncommon Fall, Artist demonstrations, new work and receptions throughout downtown Salida. Sat., Oct. 4, Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Demonstrations: Noon-3 p.m.
music Harvest Time, Gospel Bluegrass Festival, at the Colorado River State Park, Fruita. Fri., Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m:; Sat., October 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
recreation and learning Corn Maze, Chatfield Nature Preserve, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. Also maze for children. crafts, food, barrel rides. $5-$8. Fri. 4 -10 p.m.; Sat; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. noon to 8 p.m., through Oct. 31. Fri., Oct. 3 is free day. For more, call 303/973-3705
Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $3. Hunter's Full Moon Hike, Fri., October 10, 6:30 pm, For registration and information, call 719/485-4444.
Certified Horsemanship Association National Conference, Ward (outside of Boulder and Estes Park), Oct. 23 26. For more, call 800/399-0138 or visit www.cha-ahse.org.
Denver Orchid Society's Fall Orchid Show and Sale, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Free with Botanic Gardens admission ($5-$8.50). Fabulous orchid displays and vendors. Sat., Oct. 11 - Sun., Oct. For more, call 303/937-1807.
special events Book Sale, Colorado State University- Pueblo, Occhiato Center Ballroom, Pueblo. Sponsored by Friends of the Pueblo Library District. Sat., Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 19, noon to 3 p.m.
The Erotica Aquatica Fashion Show, Boulder Theater, 2034 14th St., Boulder. $15-$22. Proceeds benefit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Wed., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. For tickets and information, call 303/786-7030.
The Exotica Erotica Ball: Erotica Aquatica, Boulder Theater, 2034 14th St., Boulder. $50-$70. Proceeds benefit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Fri., Oct. 24, 9 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call 303/786-7030.
Lunch with Kathleen Turner, Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., Denver. $100. Proceeds benefit Planned parenthood of the Rocky Mountain's Teens for Tomorrow program. Fri., Dec. 5, 11:30 to 1 p.m. Reservations at 303/813-7704 or www.pprm.org.
Scrabble Tournament, The El Rancho, I-70 Exit, 252, 18 miles west of Denver. $60-$80. Fri-Sun., Oct. 17-19. Registration deadline Oct. 8. For more, call 970/920-3125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
theater Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Theatre on Broadway, 13 S. Broadway, Denver. Every Fri. and Sat. through Nov., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 303/777-3292 or visit www.theatregroup.org.
Fiddler on the Roof, Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 Clinton St., Greenwood Village. $29.95 35.95. Wed. through Sun. evenings, weekend matinees. Buffet at 6 p.m., performance at 7:45 p.m. For more, call 303/799-1410.
Charlotte's Web, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Most Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. and noon; Sat. Oct. 11, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun., Oct. 12, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more, call 303/898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org.
Chicago, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder $19 - $50. Tue. Sun., Through Feb. 29. Showtimes vary. Call 800/448-5501 for more.