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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. Eclectic, Feb. 2-12. 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 . Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past. Colorado Timescape opens March 26. Soldiers on Skis runs through 2007.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/913-0010. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions through Dec. New Classics through Dec. No Boundaries through May 15. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through Dec.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. $4-$8. Featuring Invasive Species Botanical Illustrations Feb. 11- April 25. Visit www.botanicgardens.org for more.

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.

Gallery 1261, 1251 Delaware, Denver, 303/571-1261. Featuring New Small Works through March 12.

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. The Living Sea, a documentary begins Feb. 26. American Birds: A Flight Through Time runs Jan. 15-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.

Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Koren Zailckas signs Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood on Thurs., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Nick Arvin signs Articles of War on Wed., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksigning, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free. Jared Diamond signs Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed on Fri., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

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 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 through Feb. 5. Call 866/464-2626 or visit www.ticketswest.com for tickets and showtimes.

Chapter Two, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $15-$17. Runs through Feb. 6, Fri-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Visit www.minersalley.com for more and call 303/935-3044 for tickets.

Titus Andronicus The Musical, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $10-$15. Runs. Fri.-Sat., through Feb. 12. Call 720/946-1388 for more or visit www.buntport.com.

Murder Most Fowl, The Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. $25. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., through March 26. Call 303/321-5925 for tickets.

Tribute, Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $10-$12.50. Runs through Feb. 12, Fri.-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 30, 2 p.m. Call 303/422-4090 for tickets.

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

Annie, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy. $12-$18. Feb. 11-20, Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit www.lakewood.org for more.

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.

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.

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