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.
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. A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, through March 28. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at
Museum of Contemporary Art, 1275 19th Street, Denver. 303/298-7554. Hours Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission $3-$5, kids free. www.mcartdenver.org. Featuring Over One Billion Served: Conseptual Photography from the People's Republic of China through May 9, Hidden Images by Adela Matasova through May 9.
Pastel Society of Colorado Spring Members Show, Evergreen Arts Center, 32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. 303/322-9483 or 303/838-2890. Tue. through Sun. Noon-5 p.m. Pastel paintings from over 100 of Colorado's top pastelists. May 21-June 19; reception May 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Free. Presenting "Preserve the Magic of Art," a Friends of Red Rocks Art Exhibit. Weekends only. Sat., April 24-Sun., May 23. Sat. 11-3; Sun. 1-5. Call 303/279-3922 for more.
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. April 30, all-day training for professionals in the field. For information or to register for either event, call 303/238-8660.
Amy Goodman will discuss The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media that Love Them. $10-$25. Mon., May 3, 7 p.m. at Flatirons Theatre, 13th & College, Boulder or Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver. Reservations through KGNU radio station, 303/449-4885 or www.kgnu.org.
Poetry on a Platter, a feast of poems and discussions, free. Salida Library, 405 E. St., 719/593-4826, Danny Solis, Demitria Martinez, Chris Ransick and Kathryn Winograd, Salida, April 24-26. Savage Library, Western State College, 970/943-2103, Gunnison, April 26-28. Montrose Library, 320 S. 2nd St. 970/249-9656, April 23-30.
music 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.
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.
Darrel Scott Performance, Bongo Billy's Salida Caf, 300 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. $12. Nashville singer-songwriter and ASCAP songwriter of the year. Mon., May 3, 7-10:30 p.m. For more call 719/539-7636.
Cripple Creek Historic Preservation Week, $5-$55 for various events. Including Evening Social, Gentlemen's Tours, Victorian Tea and Dinner and Ball. Fri., May 7-Sun., May 8. RSVP's essential. Call 719-689-9795.
recreation and learning Wildlife Experience Summer Camps, Denver. $90-$100. Children ages 5-7 will learn about wildlife. Dates for the four camps are June 7-11, June 21-25, July 12-16, August 9-13, 9 a.m.-Noon. To register call 720/488-3344.
special events Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show, Holiday Inn- Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St., Denver. Free. 75 vendors. April 23-25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 303/674-2713 for more.
Jewels of the Insect World Display, The Wildlife Experience Museum, 1003 S. Peoria St., Parker. Butterflies and insects from around the world. Through June 20. Call 720/488-3300 for more.
Zoo Crew Summer Youth Program, Pueblo Zoo, Pueblo. $60. Students develop leadership skills, learn to care for variety of farm and domesticated animals. Scholarships available. Ten weeks, June 7-August 14. Call 719/561-1452x103.
theater You Have the Right to Remain Dead, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7 adults, $5 children. Performances April 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and April 24 at 2 p.m and 8 p.m. For more call 719/689-6402.
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.
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.
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.
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.