Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Frank Sampson: Retrospective and Debbie Masuoka.
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/571-0440. Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture and Education by Gary Keller, Joaquin Alvarado, Katie Johnson and Mary Erikson. Opening Fri., Jan. 9, 6-10 p.m. Runs through Jan. 24.
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173. Open Fri. 7-10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring shared horizons with Claudia Gallegos, Javier Guadarrama and Ricky Armendariz. Through Jan. 25.
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 new work of local Guffey artists, fine art and crafts, antique furniture, paintings and aspen wood turning.
Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring paintings of the Sangre de Cristos through Jan. 11. Radiant Souls: African Americana in Painting, Photography and Sculpture, Jan. 17 through Mar. 28. Free opening Sun., Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m.
Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th, Denver. 303/455-0185.
www.gallerysink.com . Thurs. through Sun., 1-5 p.m., or by appt. Staged Fantasy photographs by various artists of science fiction, intuition, and dreams frozen in time and space through Feb. 1.
literary events Author Extravaganza of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, Colorado Business Bank, 17th and Champa streets, Denver. $25-$75. Authors signing books and visit with attendees. Thurs., Jan. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call Pat Wakham at 303/423-2315 for info.
Mark Kurlansky Presentation and Signing, Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th St., Denver, 303/436-1070. Author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, signs 1968: The Year that Rocked the World. Tues., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. Call Heather at 310/838-6040 for more.
music The Denver Brass presents An Evening with Oscar, Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 Hampden Ave., Denver. $8-$20. A tribute to Academy Award winning music. Sat., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 11, 2:30 p.m. Call 303/832-4676 for more.
Winter Warmth, Front Range Youth Symphony Orchestra, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. $3-$5. Includes music from Schubert, Offenbach and Rossini. Tues., Jan. 13, 7 p.m.
Riders in the Sky, Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 South Clinton, Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $39.95 includes dinner buffet and show. Singing quartet won a 2001 Grammy, musical comedy show. Tues., Jan. 13, 1:45 and 7:45 p.m.
The Flatlanders and Mindy Smith radio show taping, The Boulder Theater, 2034 14th St., Boulder, 303/786-7030. $13. Call 303/786-7030 for tickets.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Yoga in Nature Hike, Sat. Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m. $3. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Defend Affirmative Action Summit, New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $15-$20. A statewide summit for those interested in mobilizing and taking action to support affirmative action in Colorado. Sat., Jan. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/449-8623 for more.
Bonfire Dinner, Town Ranch Nordic Loops, Crested Butte. $10-$20. An outdoor, ski and snowshoe dinner with bonfires. Food made by local Crested Butte restaurants. Sat., Jan. 31, seatings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call the Crested Butte Nordic Center at 970/349-1707 to make reservations.
theater The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), CSU-Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo. $5-$7. Thirty-six of Shakespeare's plays performed in ninety minutes by three actors. Jan. 8-10, 15-17, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Call 566-3985 for more.
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 through 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.
A Streetcar Named Desire, The Space Theater in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Runs Jan. 8-Feb. 14.