art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Free. Featuring Baby You Can Drive My Car with work featuring cars and interstate travel through Sept. 3. A variety of classes available for all ages starting Aug. 7.
Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main, Florence, 719/784-1339. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Family Portrait, works from six members of the George Douthit family. Runs July 23 to Aug. 7. Opening July 23, 5-7 p.m.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303/443-2122. Wed.-Fri. 12-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. $3-$4. Featuring Fiber artist Kyoung Ae Cho through August 16.
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 Aug. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Call 800/925-2250 for more.
Fine Art Gallery, 604 S. Oak St., La Veta. 719/742-3115. Open Tues.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring Celebrating the Goddess through August 11.
Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, 201 S. College Ave., Ft. Collins. Open Tue. through Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Noon-5 p.m. 970/530-0252. International Fine Art Photography Exhibition, June 29 through August 21.
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.
Lakewood Art Fest, Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow, Lakewood. $1-$2. Art, music, food, fun. Sat., July 31 and Sun., Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more call 303/987-7859.
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.
Mountain Artists Gallery, 151 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 719/686-7469. Free. Featuring local artists.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 1275 19th Street, Denver. 303/298-7554. Hours Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission $3-$5, kids free. www.mcartdenver.org. Lectures Knowing the Know, July 26, 6:30 p.m., $5-$10. Teach or Preach: the Art of Direction, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $20-$30. I Can Do That! Young artists' workshop series, Aug. 9-13, 1-4 p.m., $35+.
Steamboat Studios Art and Culture Tour, Steamboat Springs. $25 adults, $10 kids, includes breakfast, tour, and picnic lunch. Gourmet breakfast, 9-10 a.m. Self-guided tour with map, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Picnic lunch with homemade pies, silent auction, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., July 31. Call 970/879-9008 for more. .
Wind River Art Exhibit, Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker St., Dubois, Wyoming. $.50-$2-family/$5. July 17-28. For more call 307/455-3404.
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village. Featuring the art of woodworker Joseph Kronwitter. Through July 30. For more call the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo at 719/295-7200.
Beaux Arts Festival, Steamboat Springs. Opera, bluegrass, art exhibits, workshops, wine festival and more. July 30 through Aug. 8. For information, tickets and registration call 970/879-9008.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Africa and Beyond: The Art and Adventures of Simon Combes, In the Dark, The Lion King.
literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Asma Gull Hasan will discuss and sign her book, Why I Am a Muslim: An American Odyssey. Wed., July 28, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 303/322-7727.
music Big Bill Morganfield, The Annex Ballroom, 509 Main St., Cann City. $10. The baritone blues singer performs works from his 2003 release, Blues in the Blood. Sat., July 24, 9 p.m. Call 719/276-3088 for tickets.
Red, White and Blues Festival, Hudson Gardens, Littleton. Sat., July 24, 10:30 a.m. Call 303/797-8565 for tickets.
Gold Rush Palladium Summer Concerts, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. Sundays, 5 p.m. Freddy Fender, $20-$29, July 25. Blake Shelton, $26-$35. Aug. 8. For more call 866-468-7621.
National Repertory Orchestra Summer Season, Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $17-$27. Through August 7. For schedule and tickets call 970/547-3100.
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 www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com. Other events, July 1-Aug. 31: Festival of the Arts, Crested Butte Open, Crested Butte Ball Bash, Crested Butte Reel Fest, Powerade Pinnacle Summer Race Series/Shimano; Youth Series, Crested Butte Summit Hike, Wild Mushroom Festival. For more call 970/349-1184.
Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek. Outstanding classical music all summer. Sun. June 27 through Wed., Aug. 4. For more call 877-812-5700 or visit www.vailmusicfestival.org.
Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Summer Concerts, 480 Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $24 for 7 concerts. Wed., July 28, Dotsero; Wed., Aug. 4, Lannie Garrett and The Gypsy Swing Review. For more call 303/987-7845.
RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival, Lyons. $40-$45/day;$105/weekend. Fri., July 23-Sun., July 25. For more see www.bluegrass.com or call 800/624-2422.
Bouzouki Concert, Cole Park, Alamosa. Roger Landes, Chipper Thompson and Mason Brown perform exploring many different musical styles on this unique instrument, akin to the mandonlin. Sun., July 25, 6 p.m. Call 719/587-3210 for more.
Tesoro Summer Concert Series, The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison. $6. Spurs of the Moment, Sun., Aug. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. For more call 303/839-1671.
Les Merveilles de Guinea, the 2nd Annual West African Dance & Drum Festival, Cal-Wood Outdoor Education Center, 2282 County Rd. 87, Jamestown. Offering 32 classes from Aug. 6-10. Call Shara at 303/402-1066 for more.
Arvada Center Summer Concerts, Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band, Sat., July 24, 7:30 p.m.$15-$28; Eileen Ivers Immigrant Soul, Sat., July 31, 7:30 p.m. $15-$28;
Salida-Aspen Concerts. $8. The Fantastic Winds, Aug. 7 (at 608 S. San Juan, Buena Vista); The Degas and Jupiter String Quartets, Aug. 14, (John Held Auditorium, Salida High School, 10th & D Sts., Salida). All at 7:30 p.m. For more call 719/530-0764.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $3. Squirrel Creek Loop Hike, Sat., July 24, 8 a.m.; Raptors, Thurs., July 29, 7 p.m.; Blue Moon Hike, Fri., July 30, 7 p.m. 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.
Avon's Outdoor Film Festival, Avon. Enjoy free outdoor films. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, July 23; Princess Bride, July 30; Rear Window, Aug. 6; Beetlejuice, Aug. 13; Roman Holiday, Aug. 20; Better Off Dead, Aug. 27. Call 970/748-4060 for more.
PCEC Golf Tournament, The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock. Broncos player Al Wilson plays golf to benefit prostate cancer. Fri., July 23, 11:30 a.m. Call Mandy at 303/316-4685 for more.
Celebrate the Old West, Florissant Fire Station, Florissant. Pancake breakfast, puppet show, cowboy band, fireman demonstrations and much more. July 24, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/748-3562 for more.
Durango-100 Bike Trek, begins and ends in Colorado. Sun., July 25. For more email email@example.com or call 505/827-7379.
Florissant Fossil Beds Seminars, Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. $3. Messages in Stone, July 31. Parks as Classrooms, Aug. 7. Water from the Earth, Aug. 14. Fire Ecology of the Front Range, Aug. 21. Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery, Aug. 28-29. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.
Mueller State Park, Divide. A variety of lectures and interactive classes for all ages through Aug. 1. Call 719/687-2366 for more.
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 http://www.sustainablelivingfair.org/.
The Reconnection, The Renaissance Hotel, 3801 Quebec, Denver. Dr. Eric Scott Pearl presents the weekend seminar on healing others and yourself. July 23-25. Call 888/374-2732 for more.
The Snowmass Wellness Experience, Snowmass Village. Featuring renowned specialists such as Deepak Chopra, Bikram Choudhury and Keshav Howe. July 22-25, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Allison at 970/704-9988 for more.
Aromatherapy Workshop, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $55-$65. Sat., July 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Register before July 22 at 719/485-4444.
Cherry Creek North Gourmet Event, Fillmore Plaza, Denver. Saturdays, July 24-August 21. For more see www.ccngourmet.com.
Castle Rock Wine Festival, The Grange at The Meadows, Castle Rock. Sat., July 24. For more call 303/688-4597.
Hornbek Homestead Days, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant. Craft demonstrations, period costumes, tours. July 24-25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 719/748-3253 for more.
Wildlife Rescue, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant. $3 adult entrance fee. Learn to coexist with wild animals and what to do if you find injured animals. Sun., July 25, 1-2 p.m. Call 719/748-3253 to reserve a spot.
Lung Function Testing, Aurora Senior Center, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora. Free. Mon., July 26, 10 a.m.-noon. For more call 303/398-1873.
Drum A Que (drumming picnic), Washington Park Boathouse, Denver. Sat., July 31, 12-8 p.m. For more call 303/450-1245.
Gray Head Mountain Run, Telluride. 12-mile race at altitudes above 9,000'. Sat., July 31, 9 a.m. To volunteer or register call 970/728-0251.
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.
Renaissance Festival, Larkspur, on I-25 at Exit 172. $8-$15.95. Featuring sword swallowing, magic, jousting and more. Saturdays and Sundays through August 1, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more call 303/688-6010 or visit www.coloradorenaissance.com.
Eden Train Wreck Memorial Dedication, at the site of the Aug. 7, 1904 wreck just north of Pueblo where 97 people died and 14 people disappeared. Sat., Aug. 7, 10 a.m. Call Bob at 719/542-5150 for more.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Chapungu: Custom and Legend; A Culture in, Story Time in the Gardens. For more call 720/865-3500.
"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 Miner's Alley Playhouse Auditions, 1224 Washington St., Golden. I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, men in their 50's and women ages 16-40's. Auditions Sat., July 24, 9 a.m. to noon, Sun., July 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callbacks Mon., July 26, 7-10 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 for an appt.
Denver Repertory Theatre Auditions, 1425 W. 13th Ave., Denver. Auditions for gender-reversed version of The Taming of the Shrew. July 24-25. Call 720/628-2524 for requirements and to book appointment.
UN BECOMING, Mercury Caf, 2199 California, Denver. Free. The controversial play about hysterectomy and castration of women by Rick Schweikert. Sat., July 24, 7 p.m. Call 303/294-9281 for more.
Come Blow Your Horn, Jones Theater, Westcliffe. $10 adults, $5 students. Guest directed by Michael Hogwood. July 23, 24, 7:30 p.m., July 25, 2 p.m., July 30, 31, August 1, 2 p.m. Call 719/783-3004 for tickets or more info.
Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival and Workshops, Castle Rock and Palmer Lake. This year's theme is Everybody Needs a Story. July 30-31. Call 866/462-1727 for more.
Aladdin and His Wonderful Magic Lamp, Douglas County High School Auditorium, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock. $8-$10. Aug. 5-7, 7 p.m.; Aug. 8, 3 p.m. Call 303/814-7740 to reserve tickets.
Vail International Dance Festival, Gerald R. For Amphitheater Vilar Pavillion, Vail. Premiers, classic pieces and contemporary masterpieces performed by the world's best artists. Aug. 6-15. Call 970/845-8497 for tickets.
Just for Laughs by Gene Kato, Red Rocks Community College Theatre, 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. $10. Runs through Aug. 7, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Matinees Sun., July 25 and Aug. 1, 2 p.m. For reservations call 303/914-6458.
Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. $15-$90. Featuring 28 plays by authors from the 18 western states. Aug. 13-15. Call the box office for tickets or more info.
Lady Sublime and the Fantesticles, Phoenix Theatre, 1124 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $25. Naughty musical comedy. Runs through August 14, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/777-3292.
Massari Performing Arts Center Performances, Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad. $10/$28 for three plays. Presenting: Sylvia, through August 21; Run for your Wife, through Aug. 22; The Last Five Years, July 22-Aug. 19. For specific dates and tickets call 719-846-5532 or see www.trinidadstate.edu.
Cabaret, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave.,Boulder. $23-$52. Runs through November 7. For more call 800/448-5501.
Menopause the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $32.50-$39.50. Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets visit www.ticketswest.com or call 303/309-3773.