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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 303/898-7200. Gallery/exhibits free. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Dignity and Equality through March 31. Sheltered through March 20. Recovery of the City's Cinematographic Spaces through March 31. Arvada Artist Guild Annual through March 20.

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/412-1849. Fri., 7-10 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Milagros Del Corazon: Miracles of the Heart fundraiser on Feb. 11, 6-10 p.m., $5-$7.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or

www.coloradohistory.org . Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past opens Jan. 28.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/913-0010. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions through Dec. 2005. New Classics through Dec. 2005.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Many IMAX movies also. Call 800/925-2250 for more.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Colorado Art Open through March 13.

Lakewood Cultural Center: North Gallery, 470 S. Allison Parkway; South Gallery, 480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. 303/987-7876. Free. Conversations in Clay runs through March 25. Images of Isolation runs through April 29.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, a documentary about the struggle between a lion king and a young contender, runs through Oct. Owl Moon: A Classic Revisited runs through Feb. 6. American Birds: A Flight Through Time runs through April 10.

literature Writers' Conference on Art and Nonfiction, Park Hill Golf Course Conference Center, 4141 E. 35th Ave., Denver. $75-$95. Tracks for magazine writers and nonfiction book writers, each with four one-hour classes. Sat., Feb. 26. Visit www.coloradoauthors.org. Call Mary at 303/660-4960 for nonfiction track and Sally at 303/575-3765 for magazine track.

music Opera 101 Programs, Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway., Denver, 720/865-2004. Previews of The Marriage of Figaro, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.; Madama Butterfly and Vanessa, March 15, 7 p.m.; Rigoletto, April 12, 7 p.m.; Paul Bunyan, May 10, 7 p.m. Call Rex at 303/778-1500 for more.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. $3. Nature Writing Workshop, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. Valentine's Day Hike, Feb. 13, 1 p.m. Searching for Spring Hike, Feb. 19, 11 am. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

special events Inclusive Education Conference, Hyatt Regency, Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver. Speakers Terry Trueman and Julie Ann Peters speak. Jan. 27-29. Call 800/284-0251 to register.

Draft counselor training, American Friends Service Committee office, 901W. 14th Ave #7, Denver. $10-$50; scholarships available. Draft counselors counsel youth about becoming conscientious objectors or seeking other types of reclassification. Sat., Jan 29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call Erin at 303/623-3464 or edurban@afsc.org.

John Stossel Talk, Denver. Free. Stossel presents his book Gimme a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media. Wed., Feb. 2, 7 p.m. R.S.V.P. required. Call Julie or Joann at 303/279-6536 for a seat.

Real Estate Historic Preservation Conference, 1770 Sherman St. Events Complex, Denver. Earn up to 24 continuing education credits learning about marketing historic homes and buildings. Feb. 2-4. Call 303/893-4260 for more.

Venture Capitalism Talk, Adam's Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver. Featuring funding insights from the nation's top venture capitalist according to Forbes magazine's 2004 Midas List. Promod Haque speaks. Thurs., Feb. 3, 2:30-4 p.m.

Naropa University Lectures, events in Boulder. Events on a wide variety of spirituality, social and medical topics. Visit

www.naropa.edu/extend for a schedule. Events run through April. Call 303/546-5288 for more.

theater Mrs. California, Sinclair Middle School Theatre, 300 W. Chenango, Englewood. $15-$17. Presented by the Main Street Players, a piece about a homemakers competition in the '50s and the lengths a woman goes through to win. Runs Jan. 28-Feb. 5. Call 866/464-2626 or visit www.ticketswest.com for tickets and showtimes.

A Raisin in the Sun, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Runs Feb. 1-March 6. Call 720/898-7200 for tickets.

3 Guys in Drag Selling Their Stuff, Theatre du Quirque, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. $25. Runs Feb. 11 through March, Fri-Sun, 7 p.m. and some extra selected shows. Show times at www.cjdproductions.com. Call 303/499-0383 for info.

Savion Glover, tap dancer, Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303/825-4904. Glover (star of Bamboozled) presents Improvography. Sat., April 2, 8 p.m. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 520-9090 for tickets.

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