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. Santos de Artistas Locales runs Oct. 15-31. El dia de los Muertos runs Nov. 2-20.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Japanese Prints: 150th Anniversary of United States-Japan Relations through January 16; Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca, Oct. 16 to Jan. 23.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. Featuring Chapungu Sculpture Exhibit running through Oct. 31. The Corn Maze is open through Oct. 31.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Exhibit The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt runs through Jan. 23, 2005. Call 800/925-2250 for more.
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173. Open Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Peter Arcidiacono through Oct. 31.
Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th St., Denver, 303/455-0185. Open Thurs. to Sun. 1-5 p.m. or by appt. Featuring Life forms that use light as energy, artists Elaine Bean, Carol Dass, Bill Starr, Kevin Thayer, Atomic Elroy and Andrea Modica of Colorado Springs' Phototroph Gallery. Runs Oct. 16- Dec. 5.
Lakewood Cultural Center: North Gallery, 470 S. Allison Pkwy; South Gallery, 480 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood. 303/987-7876. Free. Ancient Inspirations: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz through May 20, 2005. Azatlan-The Spirit of the Southwest, Santos-the Heart of the Home runs through Nov. 5 and Day of the Dead runs through Dec. 17. Contemporary Latino Paintings runs through Nov. 12.
Museum of Contemporary Art/ Denver, 1275 19th St., Denver, 303/298-7554. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., Noon to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Architect's View, PILLish: Harsh Realities and Gorgeous Destinations, Shadows and Fog: Margaret Neumann Recent Works, New Pic #1: Paola Ochoa True Love through Jan. 2.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage and The Lion King. Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective sculptures, through Jan. 2. Fowl Play runs through Jan. 9.
Literature Joyce Carol Oates Signing, Sheraton Denver West, Lakewood Ballroom, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood. Free, registration required. Oates answers questions and signs her new book, The Falls. Fri., Nov. 5, 6:45 p.m. Visit
http://jefferson.lib.co.us to register or call 303/275-2222.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Mid-Autumn Saunter, Sat., Nov. 6, 10 a.m., $3. Fire Tower Hike, Sun., Nov. 21, 1 p.m., $3. Post-Thanksgiving Hike, Sat., Nov. 27, 10 a.m., $3. 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.
special events N.P.C. Natural Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Championships, Merrill Middle School Auditorium, 1551 S. Monroe, Denver. $10-$37. Sat., Nov. 6, 10 a.m. Call Jeff at 303/282-0080 for more.
theater Cabaret, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave.,Boulder. $23-$52. Runs through November 7. For more call 800/448-5501.
Miner's Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden runs through Nov. 13, Fri.-Sun. Call 303/935-3044 for info.
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The John Hand Theater, CFU's Lowry Campus, 7653 E. 1st Pl., Denver. $13-$17. A man is hospitalized after a near-fatal crash on a mountain road and he is exposed as secretly having two wives and must deal with the consequences. Runs through Nov. 13. Call 303/562-3232 for more.
Macblank, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. 720/946-1388. A comedy about a theater company trying to stage Macbeth. Runs Oct. 8 to Dec. 3, Fridays. On Thursdays Oct. 24, 28, Nov. 11.
Kafka on Ice, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. 720/946-1388. A biographical look of the author using his most famous work Metamorphosis, all performed on ice. Saturdays, Oct. 9- Dec. 4. Thursday Oct. 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2.
La Guerra Eterna/The Eternal War, Su Teatro, 4725 High St., Denver, 303/296-0219. $10-$13.Runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:05 p.m., Oct. 14 to Nov. 20.
Macabre, Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. $10-$15. A performance of one-act horror tales by American authors. Oct. 29, 30, 31, 8 p.m. Call 720/217-2206 for tickets.
Pinocchio, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720/898-7200. $7-$8. Runs Nov. 6-20, 10 a.m. and noon on Tues.-Sat.
Beirut, 1896 Theatre, 3822 Tennyson St., Denver. $12-$15. A play about a man who has a deadly disease and the woman who cross quarantine lines to be with him. Nov. 10- Dec. 11, Thurs.-Sat. Call 720/217-2206 for more.