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.
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.
Chaffee County Fair Grounds Exhibit Center, 10165 County Rd. 120, Salida. Free. Art of the Rockies Association presents the 14th Annual Open Awards Art Show featuring art for sale from all over Colorado. Aug. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Karen at 719/539-7033 for more.
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. The Old Timers...? Show. Aug. 6, 13, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 7, 14, 1-4 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; Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado through August 22; 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, Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West. 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.
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.
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. Lecture I Can Do That! Young artists' workshop series, Aug. 9-13, 1-4 p.m., $35+.
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, through October 3. In the Dark traveling exhibit, The Lion King.
literary events From Concept to Novel, a writer's workshop, Village at Skyline, 2365 Patriot Heights. $50-$75. Stephanie Kane teaches how to develop a novel. Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Call 531-5723 for more.
Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Linda Greenlaw signs All Fishermen are Liars: True Tales from the Dry Dock Bar, Mon., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.. For more, call 303/322-7727.
LoDo Tattered Cover Booksigning, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free. Dennis Hastert signs Speaker: Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics, Fri., Aug. 20, noon. For more call 303/436-1070.
music National Repertory Orchestra Summer Season, Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $17-$27. Through August 7. For schedule and tickets call 970/547-3100.
Gold Rush Palladium Summer Concerts, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. Sundays, 5 p.m. Blake Shelton, $26-$35. Aug. 8. For more call 866-468-7621.
Crested Butte Mountain Summer Events: Music Festival. Chamber music, jazz, pops and more. July 1-31. Crested Butte Ball Bash. Aug. 11-15, Crested Butte Reel Fest. Aug. 12, Powerade Pinnacle Summer Race Series/Shimano; Youth Series. Aug. 14, Crested Butte Summit Hike. Aug. 14-17, Wild Mushroom Festival. For more call 970/349-1184.
Swallow Hill 2004 Folk Festival, Four Mile Historic Park, Denver. $24-$54. Chris Smither, Guy Clark, Misty River and more. Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Aug.21-22, noon. Call 303/777-1003 for more.
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.
Nederland Music & Arts Festival, Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Park, Nederland. Featuring Garaj Mahal, The Motet, Tony Trischka Band and more. Aug. 7-8. Call 303/415-5665 for more.
Arvada Center Summer Concerts, Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Michael Hearne and South by Southwest and Liz Masterson and the Olde Town Swing Band, Fri., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. $15-$28; Marcia Ball, Sat., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m. $15-$32; A Tribute for the Rat Pack, Sat., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., $15-$32; Asleep at the Wheel, Sat., Aug. 21, 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.
Crestone Music Festival, Challenger Golf Club, Crestone. $20-$25, $5 for 13-18 yr. olds. Featuring Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and Peter Rowan. Aug. 7-8. Call 719/256-4533 for more.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $3. Writing for Nature Writers, Sun., Aug. 15, 2-3 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.
Santa Fe Trail Walking Tours and Activities, Trinidad. Includes trains at La Junta Depot and Trinidad, Arkansas River crossing hike, Purgatoire River Walk, Picketwire Canyonland tour, Trinidad Lake hike, Santa Fe Trail Auto Tour Route and scenic hikes and overlooks. For more call 719/846-5645.
Florissant Fossil Beds Seminars, Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. Parks as Classrooms, Aug. 7. Nature Artist, 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.
Avon's Outdoor Film Festival, Avon. Enjoy free outdoor films. Rear Window, Aug. 6; Beetlejuice, Aug. 13; Roman Holiday, Aug. 20; Better Off Dead, Aug. 27. Call 970/748-4060 for more.
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
Mueller State Park, Divide. A variety of lectures and interactive classes for all ages through Aug. 31. 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
Grand Prix of Denver, Pepsi Center, Denver. August 7, 12, 13, 14, and 15. Call 303/405-1111 for tickets.
Wild Mushroom Forays, in South Fork Aug. 20 and 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $5. Call 873-5112 for more. Foray in Creede, Aug. 20 and 22, 8:30 a.m. $25-$40. Slide show on Aug. 20, 7 p.m., $2. Call 800/327-2102 for more.
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.
Native Cinema Showcase, Center for Contemporary Arts, Albuquerque. A tribute to the cinema of the indigenous peoples of the world. Aug. 18-25. Visit
www.ccasantafe.org or call 505/982-1338 for more.
Lake George Gem and Mineral Show, Lake George. Free. Minerals, fossils, local speciments, jewelry, lapidary, field trips. Aug. 20-22. Call Ruth at 719/632-9686 for more.
Westcliffe Digital Film Festival, $5 per screening. Showing digital film selections from all over the U.S. Runs Aug. 27-29. Call 719/783-9283 for more.
6th Annual Crest Crank, 120 E. First St., Salida. $50. Mountain Bike ride on Monarch Crest portion of the Continental Divide Trail, fundrasier for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse. Sun., Aug. 29, 8 a.m. Call 719/539-7347 for more.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Chapungu: Custom and Legend; A Culture in Stone exhibit on display through October 31. Story Time in the Gardens, Saturdays and Sundays, through August 29. Fitness Walks and T'ai Chi, Tuesdays 7-9 a.m. through August 31. For more call 720/865-3500.
theater Cabaret, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave.,Boulder. $23-$52. Opens June 25 through November 7. For more call 800/448-5501.
Massari Performing Arts Center Performances, Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad. $10/$28 for three plays. Presenting: Sylvia, June 25-August 21; Run for your Wife, July 1-Aug. 22; The Last Five Years, July 22-Aug. 19. For specific dates and tickets call 719-846-5532 or see
Metamorphoses, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th St., Denver. $20-$25. Mesmerizing play about the power of love. Plays through summer. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. For more call 303/321-5925.
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.
Lady Sublime and the Fantesticles, Phoenix Theatre, 1124 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $25. Naughty musical comedy. July 8-August 14, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/777-3292.
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.
Cinderella, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. $1. Thurs., Aug. 12, 5 p.m.