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. Acting for the Camera, June 7-August 9, 4-5:30 p.m. $80. Stage Dialects, June 7-July 26. Opening reception Thurs., June 10 6-9 p.m.; Summer camps, including archaeology, dance, drama, language, music, visual arts and more.
Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main, Florence, 719/784-1339. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southern Colorado artists will feature unique sculpture and outdoor wares. Show runs through June 15.
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, runs through May 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. 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.
The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta. 719/742-3074. Free. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until June 1. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. after June 1. Member owned by the Spanish Peaks Arts Council, showing Native American oil paintings by Robert Buckner through June 19.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado Arts Festival, Denver Pavilions, Glenarm St. between 15th and 17th St., Denver. Free. Fri., May 28, 4-8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., May 29 and 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Mon., May 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
music Tony Furtado Concert, Leon Memorial Hall, Adams State College, Alamosa. $10-$14. Thurs., May 27, 7:30 p.m. For more call 719/587-3210.
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.
An Evening with Judy Collins, Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver. $30-$50. Sun., June 20, 7 p.m. For more call 303/893-4100.
Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Summer Concerts, 480 Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $24 for 7 concerts. Wed., June 23, The Hazel Miller Band; Wed., June 30, Queen City Jazz Band; Wed., July 7, Jon Chandler and The Wichitones; Wed., July 14, Chris Daniels and the Kings; Wed., July 21, Face; Wed., July 28, Dotsero; Wed., Aug. 4, Lannie Garrett and The Gypsy Swing Review. For more call 303/987-7845.
recreation and learning Mueller State Park, 21045 Hwy. 67 S., Divide. Free with daily or annual pass. 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. Universe and You, Sun., May 30, 1 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.
Fat Tire Bike Week, Crested Butte. For all levels and ages of mountain bikers. June 23-27. Contact 800/545-4505 or visit
Mountain Challenge Race, Telluride Mountain Village, Telluride. $30-$35. 13K run hosted by Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. Sat., June 12. For more see
www.active.com or call 970/728-7537.
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.
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center Benefit Dinner, Hotel Boulderado, Boulder. $100. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Wine, Sun., June 13, 6-10 p.m. For more call 303/652-9131.
Upper Colorado River Basin Tour, Keystone. June 23-25. Registration deadline June 8. Addressing recreation, agriculture and urban water supply. To RSVP and for prices, call 303/377-4433.
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 Bridge Anniversary Celebration, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Hwy. 50, Canon City. Food, fun and entertainment. Sat., June 12 and Sun., June 13. Also 75 Days of Summer Fun, June 5 through August 18. For more see
special events ALS Candlelight Vigil at Colorado State Capitol, Denver, May 16, and Longmont Chapter Offices, June 1. Also new volunteers needed to assist in Rocky Mountain Chapter of ALS. Ceremonial Candles of Hope may be purchased for $25. To volunteer or purchase candles call 303/772-1211.
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.
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.
Heritage Center Visitor Center Open House, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Free. Thurs., June 10, 4-7 p.m. For more call 303/987-7747.
Ellicott Baptist Church Fair, 24075 Hwy. 94, Ellicott. Free. Fri., June 11, 7 p.m. Also Vacation Bible School June 7-June 11, 9 a.m.-Noon. For more call 719/683-2453.
FIBark Whitewater Festival, Downtown Salida. Free. Whitewater races, slalom, carnival and more. Thurs., June 17 through Sun., June 20, 8 a.m.-Noon. For more call 877/772-5432.
Beau Jo's Promotion to Benefit Children's Hospital, locations in Denver, Arvada, Highlands Ranch, Evergreen, Ft. Collins and Idaho Springs will donate portion of sale on selected items until July 19.
FusionFest: Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, 1600 Pierce St., Lakewood . $2-$3. Exhibitors wanted: Food, arts & crafts and other vendors needed for multi-cultural outdoors festival on Sat., June 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Exhibitors call 303/987-7747; for tickets call 303/987-7845.
"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. 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.
Happy Birthday Wanda June, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $15-$17. Kurt Vonnegut's classic modern day version of The Odyssey. Opening Fri., June 4 through July 17. Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. For more call 303/935-3044.
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.
Puppetry of the Penis, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. $19.50-$27.50. June 22 and 24, 8 p.m., June 25 and 26, 7 and 9:30 p.m., June 27, 7 p.m.. For tickets call 303/998-9412.
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.