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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.

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, 720/865-5000. $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 through 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 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.

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.

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. 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. Searching for Spring Hike, Feb. 19, 11 am. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

special events Military Order of the Purple Heart Memorial Dedication, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Pkwy. Open to all veterans and the public. Ceremony includes distinguished guests, unveiling of the memorial and remarks appropriate to the occasion. Feb. 19, 1 p.m. Call Jeffrey at 303/702-1956 for more.

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 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.

Narnia, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Runs through May 12. Call 720/898-7200 for performance dates and 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.

Margaret Cho, comedian, Temple Buell Theater, Denver. Cho performs her "Assassin" tour on Wed., March 30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 520-9090 for tickets.

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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