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. 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.
literary events How to Become a Published Author or Poet: A to Z, sponsored by the Books for Life Foundation of Aspen. $25, tax deductible. Mark Shaw, author of 14 published books tells you how to get it done. Tues., Feb. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 970/544-3398 for more.
David Denby Presentation and Signing, Tattered Cover Book Store, 2955 E. 1st Avenue, Denver, 303/436-1070. Author of American Sucker discusses and signs his memoir. Thurs., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. Call Heather at 212/522-6909 for more.
Pete Rose Presentation and Signing, Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th St., Denver, 303/436-1070. Author of My Prison Without Bars signs his memoir. Free tickets given out at 4 p.m. Mon., Feb. 9, 5 p.m. Call Cathy at 212/573-0218 for more.
Ana Menendez Presentation and Signing, Tattered Cover Book Store, 2955 E. 1st Avenue, Denver, 303/436-1070. Author of In Cuba I Was a German Sheperd reads from and signs her first novel, Loving Che. Fri., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. Call Deb at 212/614-7874 for more.
music Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 South Clinton, Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $29.95-$39.95 includes meal and show. Meshuggah- Nuns, nuns stand in for cast of Jewish play which create mayhem. Runs through Mar. 14, performances Wed. through Sun. evenings, 6 p.m. Matinees Sat., Sun., Wed., noon.
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 Mueller State Park, accepting applications for volunteer naturalists, visitor center attendants and backcountry trail maintenance volunteers. No experience necessary, five day training provided in March. Volunteers receive a Colorado State Parks Annual pass after donating 48 hours of service in a twelve-month period. Information on volunteering available at 719/687-2366.
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. 31, "Monkey Business." Pre-registration and payment required. For more, call 719/561-1452, x100.
Saturday Morning at the Zoo, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. 7-11 yr. olds will create art with live animals for models, go behind the scenes to see how the zoo works. Classes run Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. through Feb. 21 and are $10 each. For more, call 719/561-1452, x100.
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. Valentine's Day Hike, Sat., Feb. 14, 1 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, holding public meetings to discuss proposals of the Integrated Concept Plan. Mon., Feb. 9, REI Flagship Store, 1416 Platte St., Denver, 6-8 p.m. Call 539-7289 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.
Romanian-American Freedom Alliance, winter Romanian pot-luck party, Michael Razvan's Gallery, 2532 W. 28th Ave., Denver. Free. Bring a dish to share, come ready to network. Sat., Jan. 31, 6 p.m. Call 303/818-1303 for more.
Singles Dinner & Magic Show, Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. $50. Master illusionists and comedians create the "perfect date," includes dinner. Sat., Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. Call 720/771-3283 for more.
theater Fully Committed, The Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. $18-$22. A day in the life of an out-of-work actor in New York. Fri., Sat., 7:30 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28. Call 303/321-5925 for more.
Pack of Lies, The Federal Theatre, 3830 Federal Blvd., Denver. $13-$15. Presented by the Industrial Arts Theatre Company, a play by Hugh Whitmore. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., matinees Sun., Feb. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Runs Jan. 22 through Feb. 28. Call 303/399-4662 for more.
The Women, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $28-$38. Tues. through Sat. evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. matinees at 2 p.m., Wed. at 1 p.m. Runs through Feb. 22. For more, call 720/898-7200.
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.
Art, The Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince St., Boulder, 303/774-4037. $18-$20. Plays through March 27, performances Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.