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. Collage of Color Fiber Art Show . 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. Japanese Prints: 150th Anniversary of United States-Japan Relations; Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821, Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado, Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection.
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.
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173.Open Fri. 7-10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring works by Gail Wagner.
The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta. 719/742-3074. Free. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Member owned by the Spanish Peaks Arts Council. Majestic Colorado runs through August 7.
Louisville Center for the Arts Call for Entries and Show, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville. Thirteenth Annual National/Regional Juried Photography Show to be held June 26-July 4. Free. For more, call 303/466-7438.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage, beginning May 28. Africa and Beyond: The Art and Adventures of Simon Combes, through October 3. In the Dark traveling exhibit. The Lion King beginning July 3.Summer Camps: Children ages 5-7 will learn about wildlife. Dates for the camps are July 12-16, August 9-13, 9 a.m.-Noon. To register call 720/488-3344 or see
literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Tawni O'Dell will read from and sign Coal Run Wed., July 7, 7:30 p.m. John Cretti will present a mini-seminar based on his book Rocky Mountain Gardener's Guide, Sat., July 10, 11 a.m. Seating limited. For more, call 303/322-7727.
Adult Literacy Program, at Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, and at Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Dr., Parker. Free. Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m. For more call 303/791-7703 or 303/841-3503
LoDo Tattered Cover Booksigning, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free. Former President Bill Clinton will sign copies of his memoir My Life. Tues., July 20 at noon. Tickets required for this event and will be available at Tattered Cover locations. For more call 303/436-1070.
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.
music Swallow Hill Concerts, 71 E. Yale St., Denver. Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Wed., July 7, 7 p.m. $21-$24. Slipstream & Coal Creek Bluegrass Band, Wed., July 14, 7 p.m. $13-$15. Mariachi Vasquez Family, Wed., July 21, 7 p.m. $13-$15. Plus bluegrass and open jams, story circles and more. Call 877/214-7013 for tickets and more.
Gold Rush Palladium Summer Concerts, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. Sundays, 5 p.m. Tower of Power with Jennifer Lane, $26-$35, July 11. Freddy Fender, $20-$29, July 25. For more call 866-468-7621.
Crested Butte Mountain Summer Events: Music Festival. Chamber music, jazz, pops and more. July 1-31. Powerade Pinnacle Summer Race Series/Shimano; Youth Series, Thursday evenings, July 8-August 26. Visit
High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival, Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds, Westcliffe. $10-$35/single concert;$65-$85/4day pass. July 8-11. For more see
Master Drummer Workshop, American Legion Hut, 10th and H Sts., Salida. $15. Sun., July 11, Noon-6 p.m. Beginner session at noon; intermediate session, 2 p.m.; dance class, 4 p.m. For more call 719/539-4782.
Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Summer Concerts, 480 Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $24 for 7 concerts. Wed., July 7, Jon Chandler and The Wichitones; Wed., July 14, Chris Daniels and the Kings. For more call 303/987-7845.
Arvada Center Summer Concerts, Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Southern Exposure with Gretchen Peters and Byorn Berline, Sat., July 10, 7:30 p.m., $15-$28.
Salida-Aspen Concerts, John Held Auditorium, Salida High School, 10th & D Sts., Salida. $8. American Brass Quintet, July 10; Chopin with Aspen Music School faculty, July 17; The Art Song Sextet, July 24; The Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, July 21. All at 7:30 p.m. For more call 719/530-0764.
Tesoro Summer Concert Series, The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison. $6. Classical guitarist Miguel Espinoza, Sun., July 11, 3-4:30 p.m. Spurs of the Moment, Sun., Aug. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. For more call 303/839-1671.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah.. $3. Full Mood Music Hike, Fri., July 2, 7 p.m.; Summer Morning Nature Literature Hike, Sun., July 11, 8 a.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
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. Good Medicine/Useful Plants Tour, July 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Geologic History of Gold Belt, July 10 & 11. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.
Multi-media Presentation, Great Sand Dunes, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Free. With Charlie and Diane Winger, authors of Great Sand Dunes guidebook. Thurs., July 8, 7 p.m. For more call 719/485-4444.
Durango-100 Bike Trek, begins and ends in Colorado. Sun., July 25. For more email
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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.
special events Ghost Walk Tours, Museum of Colorado Prisons, 201 N. First St., Canon City. $5-$8. Last Fridays and Saturdays of month. For more call 719/269-3015.
Seeking Vendors and Exhibitors for Sustainable Living Fair, Ft. Collins, in September. For more visit
Fight Night/Young Guns Boxing Explosion, Douglas County Events Center, Castle Rock. $20-$50. Sat., July 3, 7-11 p.m. For more call 303/725-2025 or visit
Romanian Festival, 13th and Pearl St. Mall, Boulder. Free. Folk dancing, food, artifacts. Sat., July 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more call 303/449-2586.
Skincare Seminar, Four Points Sheraton, Cherry Creek, Denver. $25-$35. Sun., July 11, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more call 303/449-1875.
"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.
Gold Camp Living History & Old West Reenactment Competition, Cripple Creek. Free. July 9-11. Victorian Hoe Down, Fri., July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Old West Reenactments and Old Fashioned Street Dance, Sat., July 10, 11 a.m.-??? Quick Draw Contest, Sun., July 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more visit
Bull Theatre Film Screening, Castle Rock Bank Meeting Room, Castle Rock. Douglas County's showcase for viewing experimental films. Fri., July 23. Entries due July 2. For more 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.
Buried Child, Denver Repertory Theatre, 1425 W. 13th Ave., Denver, 720/839-4913. $15. July 2-31, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
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.