Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Free. Joseph H. McGinnis and Peter Lutgen's Selected Works runs through May 30; Baby You Can Drive My Car with work featuring cars and interstate travel June 3-Sept. 3..
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/412-1849. Fri., 7-10 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Members' Art Show, featuring photographs, oil and acrylic paintings and paper mach. May 21-29. Film opening Return of the Storytellers with storyteller Sean Rozales, Fri., May 28, 7-10 p.m. Also opening of Daniel Salazar's film Peculiarities of Gringos, Fri., June 4, 7-10 p.m.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, through May 23; A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, through June 27; Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821, through July 25; Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado, runs through August 22; Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection, May 22 through October 17. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at
www.denverartmuseum.org . Also the Just for Fun Family Center Saturdays and Sundays and Family Backpacks program.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure runs through Dec. Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West through Summer 2004. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Call 800/925-2250 for more.
Lakewood Cultural Center: North Gallery, 470 S. Allison Pkwy; South Gallery, 480 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood. 303/987-7876. Free. Obsessive Pleasures: A Juried Sculpture Exhibit, through May 28. Obsessive Jurors, through May 28. Obsessive Pleasures through June 11.
Louisville Art Association Call for Entries, for Thirteenth Annual National/Regional Juried Photography Show to be held June 26-July 4. Entry deadline for actual work entries, Fri., June 18. For more, call 303/466-7438.
Museum of Colorado Prisons Seeks Volunteers, 201 N. First St., Canon City. Need docents, artifact and collections volunteers and more. Contact 719-269-3015.
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.
Spring Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts, Chapparal High School, Brookstone Dr., Parker. $2. Featuring over 75 artists. Sat., May 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more call 719/599-4463.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit through June 13. Also Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage, beginning May 28. Jewels of the Insect World Display: Butterflies and insects from around the world. Through June 20. Summer Camps: 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.
literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. National Book Award-winning author Ron Chernow will discuss and sign Alexander Hamilton, Fri., May 21, 7:30 p.m. Also James Frey will discuss and sign A Million Little Pieces, Sat., May 22, 7:30 p.m. and Bob Edwards will discuss and sign Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism, Tues., May 25, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 303/322-7727.
music The Kingston Trio Concert, Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $20-$29. For 2004 Summer Concert Series: Legends Live Under the Stars. Sun., June 20, 5 p.m. For more call 866-468-7621.
De Anza: Chamber Music from the Heart of the Rockies, Salida Steamplant Theatre, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. $7-$10. Classical music with a mixture of great artistry and humor. Sat., May 29, 8 p.m. For more call 719/539-4261.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Town Park, Telluride. $55-$175. Thurs., June 17 through Sun., June 20. For more visit
www.bluegrass.com or call 800/624-2422.
recreation and learning Mueller State Park, 21045 Hwy. 67 S., Divide. Free with daily or annual pass. Whose Clues Hike. Children learn to determine which animals have been present. Sat., May 22, 10 a.m. Wapiti Nature Hike, with Park Naturalist Sandy Berg. Sat. May 29, 10 a.m. Skins & Skulls, with Felicia Mendygral. Sat., May 29, 1:30-3 p.m. For more call 687-2366.
The Tesoro Foundation's Lecture Series at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, 303/839-1671. $25-$50. Fri., May 28, Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent- Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and White Men. Call 303/697-282 for reservations.
Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah.. McIntyre Hills Hike, Sat., May 29, 8 a.m. $3. Strawberry Full Moon Music Hike, Wed., June 2, 7 p.m. Wildflowers of the Wet Mountains, Thurs., June 3, 7 p.m. Free. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center Activities, Wandering Star Ranch, 4687 Hwy. 24, Divide. Minimum suggested donation $25/person. Camp Over, Sun., May 30. Hike, Picnic and Wolf Tour, Mon., May 31. RSVP by May 24 at 719-748-8683.
Hayman Fire restoration projects, June 26 and July 17. Sponsored by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. For more, call 800/420-9110 or visit www.uppersouthplatte.net.
Royal Gorge Lunch and Dinner Train Rides, Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water St., Canon City. $16.50 and up. Guests dine and ride in comfort on a premier railroad adventure through the Royal Gorge. For reservations call 888/RAILS4U.
Volunteers needed for Signal Butte Trail restoration near Divide, Sat., June 2 and Sat., June 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 800/420-9110 or visit http://uppersouthplatte.net.
special events Devil's Gate Poker Run, Kermitt's Restaurant, Exit 244 off I-70, Idaho Springs. $20/single;$30/couple. Motorcycle tour of Clear Creek County. Sun., May 29, 10 a.m. For more call 720/641-5137.
Intensive Journal Workshop, United Methodist Church, 4th and "D" St., Salida. $125-$195. Facilitated by Dr. Annette Covatta. Fri. May 21, 7 p.m. through Mon., May 24. Call 719/395-9172.
Antique Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, The Abbey, 2951 E. Hwy. 50, Canon City. $5. Fri., May 21 through Sun., May 23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; ends at noon Sunday. For more call 633-1632 or 547-3262.
Arthritis Walk in Loveland, Castle Rock and Westminster. Loveland at Lake Loveland; Castle Rock at Douglas County High School; Westminster at Butterfly Pavilion. Sat., May 22, 8 a.m. Registration hotline is 800/960-7682 or visit
Colorado Dark Arts Festival, held simultaneously at: The Church, 1160 Lincoln St., Denver; Rock Island, 1614 15th St., Denver; Caf @ Netherworld, 1278 Pennsylvania, Denver. $5. Featuring bands, artists, films, fashion shows and more. Sun., May 30, noon-1:30 a.m. (under 21 noon-9 p.m.) For more call 303/589-8188.
Show us your Grungy Grill Contest, Red Robin, Highlands Ranch. Nominations accepted through Sun., June 6. Final judging event Sat., June 19, 1-3 p.m. To enter or for more, call 303/620-9044.
"Revenge of Farrin James" Murder Mystery Contest, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway, 1289 Fremont County Rd. 3A, Canon City. Runs through Fri., Sept. 10. For questions or entries call 719/275-5149.
theater Westminster Spotlight Theater, College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave., Denver. Boys Next Door Auditions, May 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Appointment only. Czar Reed and the Punk, May 22 through June 6, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; no performance Sunday, May 30. $10-$12. Call 303/668-7578.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Douglas County High School Auditorium, 2842 Front Street, Castle Rock. $8-$12. Presented by Castle Rock Players. Lively musical interpretation of biblical story of Joseph. May 28-June 6. All seating is reserved. Call box office at 303/814-7740 for reservations and information.
Three Viewings, The Federal Theatre, 3830 Federal Blvd., Denver. $13-$16. Features three funny and poignant stories about death, love and thievery. Opens Fri., June 4 and plays Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m. through June 26. Sun., June 13, 2 p.m. For more, call 720/530-4596.
Metamorphoses, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th St., Denver. $20-$25. Mesmerizing play about the power of love. Opens Fri., June 4 through summer. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. For more call 303/321-5925.
The Thief of Frisco, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $6.50-$13. Performances run June 19 through Sept. 5. Wed. and Thurs., 2 and 8 p.m., Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. For more call 719/689-6402.
Alarms and Excursions, Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince St., Boulder. 303/774-4037. $18-$20. A new comedy by Michael Frayn, directed by Howard Lester. Fri., April 16 through Sat., June 19. Thur/Fri/Sat at 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m.
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.
Das Barbecu, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $32-$42. Texas-flavored musical comedy. Tues.-Sun., June 29-July 25. Matinees on Sat., Sun., Wed. For more, call 720/898-7200.