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, runs through August 22; Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection.
Lynn Goldsmith Gallery, Mid-Valley Design Center, 40 Sunset Dri., Basalt. Open Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Weekends call for appointment. Featuring Rock Legends. Runs through Sept. 30.
SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Fall Show from Aug. 28 to Sept. 18.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage, Africa and Beyond: The Art and Adventures of Simon Combes, through October 3. In the Dark traveling exhibit through September 19. Art and Ale Festival on Fri. Aug. 27, 6-10 p.m., $20-$35.
literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. General Tommy Franks signs American Soldier, Aug. 28, 2 p.m. For more, call 303/322-7727.
music Rally in the Rockies, Ignacio and Durango. Bands Geneva, Slaughter, Molly Hatchet and BTO play. Sept. 2-6. Call 888/901-7701 for more.
South Park Music Festival, Fairplay. Free. 62 independent music artists perform, food vendors, artists, free admission, camping and cd's. Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call Monta at 719/836-2289
Trinidaddio Blues Festival, Central Park, Trinidad. $15-$30. Sat., Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m. Call 800/480-4750 for more.
Concert of Hope, Lakehouse in Evergreen. Concert to benefit Cystic Fibrosis featuring local Summer Hartbauer and many bands from across the state. Aug. 29, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 303/296-6610 for tickets and info.
Santa Fe International Festival of New Music, Santa Fe, N.M. Featuring Meredith Monk, So Percussion, Joseph Gramley and many others. Sept. 23-26. Call Rozella at 505/474-6601 for more.
Sax and All That Jazz, fall concert series, Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield. $5-$20. Dotsero, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Laura Newman & AOA, Oct. 15. Brian Savage, Nov. 19. Call 800/851-8175 for tickets.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $3. Green Corn Full Moon Hike, Sat., Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m. Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Hike, Sept. 11, 7 a.m. Harvest Full Moon Hike, Sept. 26, 6 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. Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery, Aug. 28-29. 35th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 28-29. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.
Cyclefest, Copper Mountain. Motorcycle rides, demo cycles, kids course, safety info and more. Runs Aug. 27-29. Call 866/677-1692 for tickets or info.
Irish Football and Hurling Championships, Pleasant View Soccer, Boulder. Sept. 3-5. Visit
www.denvergaels.com or call Paul at 720/493-8666 for more.
Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, Meeker. Traditional shepherding championships. Sept. 8-12. Semi-finals on Sat., Sept. 11 starting at 8:30 a.m. Finals on Sun., Sept. 12 starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 970/878-5510 or visit
Heritage Travel Event, Stratton, Burlington and Cheyenne Wells. $50 covers meals and tours. Trip with Colorado Preservation Inc. Sept. 10-12. Call Traci at 303/893-4260 for more.
Women's Let's Go Fishing Seminar, Kassler Environmental Education Center, Denver. $95. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, goody bag and half-day angling adventure. Sept. 10-12. Call 888/321-5543 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.
"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.
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.
A Taste of Colorado, Denver's Civic Center Park. Featuring jazz trumpeter Rick Braun, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more than 50 area restaurants exhibitions. Sept 3-5, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 303/295-6330 for more.
Veterans Entrepreneurial Training, University of Denver, Denver. The Veterans Corporation is holding small business seminars for active duty, guard, reserve, veterans and their spouses. Programs start Sept. 11, call 303/909-8440 to enroll.
Plaza De Los Leones Fiesta, Community Center, Walsenburg. Parade, food and refreshment booths, entertainment, music and more. Sept. 11-12. Call Art at 719/738-2029 for more.
Chile Harvest Festival, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Sept. 11-12. Call 303/412-1849 for more.
Colorado Mountain Winefest, Riverbend Park, Palisade. $15-$99/event. Sept 16-19. Call 800/704-3667 for tickets or VIP passes.
Gem & Mineral Show, Denver Merchandise Mart expo hall, 451 E. 58th Ave. $3-$5. Over 200 retail and wholesale dealers. Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/233-2516 for more.
Nan Desu Kan Anime Convention, Holiday Inn, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver. $45/weekend. Featuring many guests, panels and vendors. Sept. 17-19. Visit
http://www.ndk.cc for more.
Bead Renaissance Show, Holiday Inn, I-25 & 120th Ave., Northglenn. Free. Classes, trade show, retail and wholesale merchants. Sept. 16-18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit
www.beadshow.com for more.
High Point Academy Ride-a-thon, High Point Academy, 7749 Palmer Divide Rd., Larkspur. A non-competitive trail ride to raise money for therapeutic riding. Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 303/633-8424 for more.
Antique Map Fair, Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Preview event Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., $30. Actual event Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit
www.rmmaps.org for more.
Sustainable Living Fair, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins. $5-$12. Gary Erickson, CEO of Clif Bar Inc. speaks during the weekend event. Sept 18-19. Call 970/224-FAIR or go to
www.sustainablelivingfair.org for more.
Hispanic Heritage Month, The Fort, Hwy. 8 and Hampden Ave., Denver $3-$6. Spanish market and 1830's rendezvous. Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/839-1671 for more.
John Denver Celebration, Salida. $65 includes 3 day and night admissions and an all-you-can eat catered meal. Featuring musicians from across the U.S. to honor John Denver. Oct. 1-3. Call 719/207-1456 or visit
www.johndenverlegacy.com for more.
Nonprofit Conference, Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, 3200 S. Parker Rd., Aurora. $10-$150. Featuring career planning, networking event, exhibit hall, conference with over 20 breakouts and a senate candidate forum. Pre-conference, Mon., Oct. 18. Main conference, Tue., Oct. 19. Visit www.canpo.org or call 800/333-6554 for more.
theater Cabaret, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave.,Boulder. $23-$52. Opens June 25 through November 7. For more call 800/448-5501. .
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.
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.
One Act Festival, Miner's Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden. runs Aug. 20- Sept. 19. Call 303/935-3044 for info.
42nd Street, Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. $15-$17. Aug. 20, 21, 27, 28, 8 p.m. Aug. 22, 2 p.m. Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. Call 888/464-2626 for more.
Nuts, Full Moon Bookstores, 9108 W. 6th Ave., Denver. $10-$12. Runs Aug. 20-Sept. 11, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Call 303/922-6337 to reserve tickets.
The Blue Vagabond, Theatre du Quirque, 2119 E. 17th Ave. $10-$12. Runs Aug. 27- Sept. 26. Call 720/394-6198 for reservations.
The Ballad of Baby Doe, Tabor Opera House, Leadville, 719/486-8409. $8-$15. Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Sept. 5, 2 p.m.