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. Call for entries for Art Market show in December must be postmarked by June 30.
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. Earth, Whims and Fire, from June 18 through June 28; Reception Fri., June 18, 6-10 p.m. Collage of Color Fiber Art Show from June 27 through July 3. Opening reception Fri., July 2, 6-10 p.m. and Sat., July 3, 12-4 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
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.
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, through Sept. 17. Slide presentation with fiber artists, Wed., June 30, 10 a.m.-Noon.
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 pastel artists. Through June 19.
Salida Gallery of Contemporary Art, 118 N. F St., Salida. 719/539-8885. Mon. through Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Featuring the work of Louis Recchia through July 1.
Walnut Street Gallery, 217 Linden St., Ft. Collins. 800/562-3387. Free. Presenting Art of Rock & Roll--Grateful Dead Art & Photography Exhibit at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Visitor Center. June 18, 19 and 20, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Concert ticketholders may attend 5-11 p.m.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage. 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 camps are 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 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.
LoDo Tattered Cover Booksigning, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free. Barry Lopez will read from and sign Resistance. Tues., June 29, 7:30 p.m. For more call 303/436-1070.
music Kinsey for Congress Fundraising Concert, Avogandro's Number, 605 S. Mason, Ft. Collins. Donation. Sun., June 20, 7-11 p.m. For more call 970/224-5683.
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.
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.
National Repertory Orchestra Summer Season, Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $17-$27. Mid-June through August 7. For schedule and tickets call 970/547-3100.
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
Singing Praises Chorale Competition, Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley. June 26, 2-6 p.m. For more 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. For more call 303/987-7845.
Arvada Center Summer Concerts, Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Claudia Villela, Sat., June 19, 7:30 p.m., $15-$28; Al Stewart, Sat., June 26, 7:30 p.m.$15-$28; Southern Exposure with Gretchen Peters and Byorn Berline, Sat., July 10, 7:30 p.m., $15-$28; Michelle Shocked, Sat., July 17, 7:30 p.m. $15-$28.
recreation and learning Mueller State Park, 21045 Hwy. 67 S., Divide. Free with daily or annual pass. Naturalist for a Day, Thurs., June 17, 10 a.m.; Summer Solstice Summer Sky Hike, Fri., June 18, 9 p.m.; Mosquitoes, Lightning & Bears--OH MY! Fri., June 25, 9 p.m. For more call 687-2366.
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.
Southern Front Range Walking Tours, Trinidad. Free. Weekends through Labor Day. For more call 719/846-9285.
Florissant Fossil Beds Seminars, Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. Natural History of Florissant, June 19; Native Peoples of Florissant, June 26. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.
Royal Gorge Bridge Summer Events, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Hwy. 50, Canon City. 75 Days of Summer Fun, June 5 through August 18. For more see
special events History and Horses Tour and Lunch, Custer County School, Westcliffe. $25. Sat., June 19, 10:30 a.m. Advance ticket purchase required. For more call 719/783-3295
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 Boulder locations. $15. June 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For locations, maps and more, see
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.
Bloomsday 100: Who's Afraid of James Joyce. Ulysses and lecture, Tivoli, 900 Auraria Pkwy., Fri., June 18, 6 p.m.; readings from Ulysses at various locations, Sat., June 19, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; stage presentation Circe, Chapter 15, Sun., June 20, 7 p.m. For more call 303/695-4851.
ArtWalk Festivities, downtown Salida. Free. Fri., June 25, 5-9 p.m., Sat., June 26, beginning at 9 a.m. and Sun., June 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more call 877/722-5432 or see
Fairview High School Class of l964 Reunion, Boulder. Brunch: Juanitas Restaurant, 1043 Pearl St., Boulder, 11 a.m.; Party: The Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline Rd., Boulder, 7 p.m. Sat., July 17. For more call 406-829-1878.
"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
Storytelling Festival and Workshops: Storytelling and concert, Miller Public Library, Castle Rock, free, July 30; Workshops and concerts, Palmer Lake Elementary School, Palmer Lake, $3-$50, July 31. For more call 866-462-1727.
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. For more, call 720/530-4596.
The Mystery of Irma Vep, Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, 119 Main St, Westcliffe. $5-$10. Fri. and Sat., June 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 20 and 27, 2 p.m. For more call 719/783-3004.
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.
A Random Act of Theatre, Denver Book Mall, 32 Broadway, Denver. $8. Includes cocktail party and very funny monologues. June 23, 24, 30 and July 1, 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 303/296-3272.
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.
Double Eagle Hotel/Casino & Gold Creek Casino Events, 442 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Mystery Dinner Theatre, Sun., June 20, $11.95; July 4 Celebration, Sat., July 3 and Sun. July 4. 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.