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art Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Frank Sampson: Retrospective and Debbie Masuoka, Big Hare Ceramic Sculpture (through Dec. 31),

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring El Greco to Picasso from the Phillips Collection through Jan. 4, New Classics from the American Indian collection through Dec. 31; Chinese Art of the Tang Dynasty from the Sze Hong collection through Jan. 25, Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection through May 23, A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok through March 28, Lighter Than Air: Guaze Robes from China through Nov. 30, The Harmsen Collection: A Colorado Legacy through Dec. 31, 2005. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at

www.denverartmuseum.org .

Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173.Open Fri. 7-10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring Safety in Numbers, an installation by Sarah Doremus, Theresa Ducayet Clowes and Dania Pettus. Nov. 7-30.

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 and aspen wood turning.

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.

holiday events Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa Street, Denver. $26-$47. Fri., Nov. 4-Sun., Dec. 28, various times. For tickets and information, call 800/641-1222 or visit www.denvercenter.org.

Holiday Craft Fair, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Handcrafted items by over 100 regional and national artists and crafters. Fri., Nov. 28 and Sat., Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.

recreation and learning Saturday Mornings at the Zoo, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. $10 plus $1 materials fee. Children 7-11 years old, will sketch, paint, print, and make collages of wildlife from around the world. Live animals including a hedgehog, lizard, turtle and armadillo will be used as models. Every Sat. through Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is necessary; call 719/561-1452 ext. 100.

special events Thanksgiving Art Show, Rosa Linda's Mexican Caf, 2005 W 33rd Ave., Denver. $20 suggested donation. Featuring Stevon Lucero's paintings. Donations and percentage of artwork sold go toward Rosa Linda's Thanksgiving feast for the needy. Sun., Nov. 16, 5 p.m. For more, call Oscar Javier Aguirre at 303/455-0608

Art Imitating Art, Tao Mundo, 137 W. 2nd Street, Salida. Area weavers have created woven pieces from photos or paintings; pieces will be sold in tandem and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chaffee County Mentor Program. Show runs through December 31. Opening reception Nov. 14, 5-8 p.m. For more, call 719/539-5400.

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.

theater The Unsinkable Molly Brown, 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. Runs Nov. 12-Jan. 18. For more, call 303/799-1410.

Chicago, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder $19 - $50. Tue. Sun., Through Feb. 29. Show times vary. Call 800/448-5501 for more.

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 .

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