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. Stage Dialects, Opening reception Thurs., June 10 6-9 p.m. Call for entries for Art Market show in December must be postmarked by June 30.
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. Show runs June 4 through June 12.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, through June 27. 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.-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.
literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. David Sedaris will read from and sign his new book Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. Wed., June 23, 7 p.m. Seating limited. For more, call 303/322-7727.
music The Mammals Concert, Steam Plant Theatre, Sackett & G Streets, Salida. $10-$15. Fri., June 11, 7 p.m. For more call 719/530-0933.
Gold Rush Palladium Summer Concerts, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. The Kingston Trio Concert, $20-$29. Sun., June 20, 5 p.m. For more call 866-468-7621.
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.
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.
Crested Butte Mountain Summer Events: Fat Tire Bike Week. For all levels and ages of mountain bikers. June 23-27. Contact 800/545-4505 or visit
www.cbsummer.com/fattire . Wildflower Rush/Mountain States Cup Race. June 26-27. See
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.
Genuine Jazz Festival, Village at Breckenridge Resort and Hyatt Resort, Breckenridge. Some shows free. Program includes local and national artists. June 25, 26 & 27. For tickets and schedules visit
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. For more call 303/987-7845.
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; Claudia Villela, Sat., June 19, 7:30 p.m., $15-$28; Al Stewart, Sat., June 26, 7:30 p.m.$15-$28.
recreation and learning Mueller State Park, 21045 Hwy. 67 S., Divide. Free with daily or annual pass. Kids Connection: Nature's Yuckies, Wed., June 16, 10 a.m.; Naturalist for a Day, Thurs., June 17, 10 a.m.; Summer Solstice Summer Sky Hike, Fri., June 18, 9 p.m. For more call 687-2366.
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.
Sunrise Nature/Wildlife Photo Shoot, Westcliffe. $55. Work with a professional nature photographer. Saturdays through Nov. 27, 5-10 a.m. For more call 719/783-9283.
1877 Princeton Scientific Expedition to Fossil Beds Lecture, New Florissant Library, 334 Circle Dr., Florissant. Free. With Steven Veatch. Sun., June 13, 2 p.m. For more call 719/748-3572.
Florissant Fossil Beds Seminars, Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. Discovering the Secrets of Mountain Wildflowers, June 12; Natural History of Florissant, June 19; Native Peoples of Florissant, June 26. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.
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
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.
special events Show us your Grungy Grill Contest, Red Robin, Highlands Ranch. 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.
Plum Creek Expo Antique Show, Douglas County Event Center, Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock. Sat., June 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., June 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more call 719/596-8839.
Green Tea Day, Cherry Creek Tattered Cover, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Thurs., June 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free samples of varieties of green tea and goodies.
Lafayette Wine Festival, 95th and Arapahoe, Lafayette. Fri., June 18: Winemakers' dinner and Timberline Symphony concert; Sat., June 19: Winemakers' lunch, wine tasting, music and Hazel Miller concert. For prices and registration see
www.discoverlafayette.com or call 303/666-4392.
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.
"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.
Renaissance Festival, Larkspur, on I-25 at Exit 172. $8-$15.95. Featuring sword swallowing, magic, jousting and more. Saturdays and Sundays, June 12-August 1, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more call 303/688-6010 or visit
Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Cherry Creek North Shopping District, Denver. Free. Sat., July 3 and Sun., July 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon., July 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more call 303/355-2787 or see
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.
theater 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. Plays Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 p.m. through June 26. Sun., June 13, 2 p.m. For more, call 720/530-4596.
Kim Robards Dance Performance, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkway., Lakewood. $15-$22.50. Modern dance company's season finale. Fri., June 18, 8 p.m. For more call 303/987-7845.
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.