Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main, Florence, 719/784-1339. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photography show highlighting artists from the region runs March 26 to May 5.
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/571-0440. Fri., 7-10 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. A Full Circle runs March 19-27. Santos and Crosses III, Colorado Style runs April 9-17.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Embroidered Memories: The Applique Tapestries of Arlette Rose Gosiewski, through May 9., Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, through May 23
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 new works in Rich Wojdula's Williams Canyon series and Louise Peterson's award-winning bronze sculpture of a life-sized Great Dane. Runs through April 30.
Pueblo Community College, The Gallery, IT Building, Room 205, 900 West Orman Ave., 719/549-3385. Featuring Life Shapes by Kathryn A. Wallace running through April 9.
literary events An Evening of Hope and Healing, Parkside Mansion, 1839 York Street, Denver. Marilyn Van Debur, author of Miss America By Day, will tell her story of sexual abuse and healing. Sponsored by WINGS foundation. April 29, evening. On April 30, there will be an all-day training for professionals in the field. For information or to register for either event, call 303/238-8660.
Rare Book Auction, Denver Central Library Gates Western History Reading Room, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. (Acoma Plaza Entrance), Denver. Tickets start at $55. Fri., April 30, 6-9 p.m., with silent auction and public auction preview 6-7:45 p.m. RSVP by April 23 to Gillian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720/865-2051.
music Wendy Chen, pianist, Lakewood's Heritage Center, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7876. $18-$20. Sat., April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G St., Salida, $15/$12. Fri., April 23, 8-10 p.m., "A Prairie Home Companion" regulars. For more, call 719/539-8514.
Gimme the Mike! Open Auditions, Red & Jerrys, 1840 W. Oxford Ave., Sheridan. Audition for a UPN20 TV show featuring vocalists. April 24-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call 303/790-4046 or visit www.UPN20.tv
Benny Green and Russell Malone, Lakewood's Heritage Center, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7876. $20-$22. Piano and guitar jazz duo perform Sun., April 25, 4 p.m.
Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Jazz Trio, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. $20. Mon., April 26, 7:30 p.m.
special events Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show, Holiday Inn- Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St., Denver. Free. A show and sale of minerals, fossils, gems and jewelry from 75 vendors. April 23-25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 303/674-2713 for more.
theater The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $6-$10. Runs through May 7. For showtimes, call 720/898-7200.
Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 South Clinton, Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $29.95-$39.95 includes meal and show. The Mounsetrap, a mystery full of suspense and revenge. Runs through April 25, performances Wed. through Sun. evenings, 6 p.m. Matinees Sat., Sun., Wed., noon.
It's Hickenlooper's World, Rattlebrain Theater, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 720/932-7384. $28. Runs through April 30, Fri.-Sat. nights.
Hapgood, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden, 303/935-3044. $13-$17. Tom Stoppard's play on when counter-espionage meets quantum physics. Runs April 2-May 8, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 6 p.m.
The Vagina Monologues, The Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925. $22. April 9-May 1, Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. April 25, 3 p.m.
Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Runs April 13- May 16.
Magnificat!, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. $10. An octet from St. Martin's Chamber choir with director Timothy J. Krueger present a musical illustration of the development of Bach's Magnificat!. Thurs., April 22, 7 p.m.
2 in 1, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street, Denver, 710/946-1388. $10-$15. ...and this is my significant brother is an adaptation of nine short stories by James Thurber. Word-Horde is touted as an adaptation of a summary of Beowulf. Runs Fri-Sat., 8 p.m., April 23- May 8.
House of Bernarda Alba, New Federal Theatre, 3830 Federal Blvd., Denver, 303/571-0901. $10-$15. April 23-May 29, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m.
The Music Man, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. $16-$18. April 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7:30 p.m., May 2, 2 p.m.