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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. The Arvada Center is now registering for Winter/Spring Courses. Call for more information.

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.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Frederic Remington: The Color of Night, through Mar. 14, Embroidered Memories: The Applique Tapestries of Arlette Rose Gosiewski, through May 9., Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, through May 23. A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, through Mar. 28. 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 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. Brown bag gallery talk to meet the artists, Sat., Jan. 31, noon.

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.

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.

literary events 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.

Simon Winchester Presentation and Signing, Tattered Cover Book Store, 2955 E. 1st Avenue, Denver, 303/436-1070. Author of The Map that Changed the World signs The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary. Thurs., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Call Sara at 212/726-6032 for more.

music Arvada Center Chorale Auditions, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. The chorale presents three concerts per year. They rehearse every Mon., Sept.-June. No prepared material is required. Sun., Jan. 4, 4-6 p.m. Call 720/898-7200 for more information.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. $20. The Dallas Brass, Thurs., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Flatlanders and Mindy Smith radio show taping, The Boulder Theater, 2034 14th St., Boulder, 303/786-7030. $13. Sun., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Call 303/786-7030 for tickets.

recreation and learning Tots at the Zoo, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. $8 per student, no charge for adults. Interactive programs for 3-4 year olds. Jan. 17, "Shelled Creatures", Jan. 24, "Furry Friends", Jan. 31, "Monkey Business", , 9:30-11 a.m. Pre-registration and payment required. For more, call 719/561-1452, x100.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. First Hike of 2004, Sun., Jan. 4, 1 p.m., 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.

Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase, Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver. $9. Celebration of art, craft, song, dance and culture. Jan. 23, 4-9 p.m., Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Texas Indian Markets at 972/398-0052 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.

The Sneetches and Carnival of the Animals, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Denver. 303/987-7845. $5-$11. Dancing as well as a performance of the Dr. Seuss classic. Sat., Jan. 31, 2 p.m.

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.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa Street, Denver. $26-$47. Visiting Mr. Green, Jan. 22 to Mar. 27, various times, John Brown's Body, Jan. 29 to Feb. 28, various times. For tickets and information, call 800/641-1222 or visit www.denvercenter.org

Gratuity Not Included, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street, Denver. $5. High school students performing. Jan. 29-31, 6 p.m. For reservations or more information, please call 720/946-1388

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