Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Free. 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, Opening reception Thurs., June 10 6-9 p.m.
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. Group Artists Show, Summer Rain. Reception, Fri., June 4, 6-10 p.m. Show runs June 4 through June 12. 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; Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821; Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado; Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Chapungu: Custom and Legend; A Culture in Stone exhibit on display through October 31. For more call 720/865-3500.
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. 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.-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. The Essence of Fiber: Three Fiber Exhibits, June 7 through Sept. 17 Also 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.
Mountain Artists Gallery, 151 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 719/686-7469. Free. Featuring local artists.
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. Summer Camps: Children ages 5-7 will learn about wildlife. Dates are June 7-11, June 21-25, July 12-16, August 9-13, 9 a.m.-Noon. To register call 720/488-3344.
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.
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.
Arvada Center Summer Concerts, Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Celtic Revelries, Fri., June 11, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12; Pete Wernick's Live Five and Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams, Sat., June 12, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12.
recreation and learning 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.
Fat Tire Bike Week, Crested Butte. For all levels and ages of mountain bikers. June 23-27. Contact 800/545-4505 or visit
Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah.. Wildfire Forum, Thurs., June 17, 7-9 p.m. Free. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
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
Volunteers needed for Signal Butte Trail restoration near Divide, Sat., June 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 800/420-9110 or visit http://uppersouthplatte.net.
special events 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.
Xeriscape Garden Tours, various Denver and Boulder locations. $15. Denver: June 12 and 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Boulder area: June 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For locations, maps and more, see
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.
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. $10-$12. Call 303/668-7578.
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.
Double Eagle Hotel/Casino & Gold Creek Casino Events, 442 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. American Diabetes Association Benefit with local bands, Sun., June 13, $10. For more call 719/689-5059.
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.