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.
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. Foothills Art Center. Featuring the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Gallery talk with artists, Mon., Oct. 13, noon.
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.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 1275 19th Street, Denver, 303/298-7554, www.mcartdenver.org. Hours Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Blood: Lines & Connections, an international body of video, photography and installation-based work created from diverse cultural backgrounds. Through Jan. 4. Artist Talks on Global Positions: Creative Acts that Matter, first Monday.
film Music For Film, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. ,Denver. $8-$12. Sat., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Featuring the Colorado films Subdivision,Colorado, Wilson Chance, and Mermaid Springs with music by The Link Quartet, The Diplomats of Solid Sound and The Boogaloo Communicators. For tickets or information, visit www.cervantesmasterpiece.com.
literary events An Evening with Maya Angelou, Massari Arena on campus at CSU-Pueblo. Free. Sun., Oct. 19, 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. event. For more, contact the Office of Student Activities, 719/549-2151.
magic Magic You Can Sink Your Teeth Into! Pizza Madness, 509 Main St., Canon City. Free. Come for the food and then sink your teeth into Marty McDowell's special brand of Comedy Magic every Friday night, 6-8 p.m. For more, call 719-276-3088.
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 Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Hunter's Full Moon Hike, Fri., October 10, 6:30 pm, Autumn Saunter With Poet Ruth Obee, Sun., Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Nature Writing Workshop, Sat., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
Harvest Festival, Littleton Historical Museum, 6028 S. Gallup, Littleton. Includes pumpkin patch, wagon rides, live entertainment, food and harvest dance from 3:30 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 303/795-3950.
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.
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.