- 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.
art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 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 Dr., Denver, 303/412-1849. Fri., 7-10 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Featuring Fire, Water, Death, heros through March 12.
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. Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color, March 19-June 19.
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-$20. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Many IMAX movies also. Call 800/925-2250 for more.
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.
Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 720/904-1088. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 6 p.m. Featuring New Work by Mary Cay, Ryan Anderson and Hanne Linde. Runs through April 9.
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. American Birds: A Flight Through Time runs through April 10.
literature Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Geraldine Brooks signs March on Thurs., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Martha Beck signs Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found my Faith on Tues., March 15, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Christiane Northrup signs Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health on Thurs., March 17, 7:30 p.m. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman signs It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America on Sat., March 19, 4:30 p.m. Jodi Picoult signs Vanishing Acts on Thurs., March 31, 7:30 p.m.
LoDo Tattered Cover Booksigning, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free. 303/436-1070. McKay Jenkins signs Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic on Wed., March 23, 7:30 p.m.
music Opera 101 Programs, Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway., Denver, 720/865-2004. Previews of 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. Fire Ecology Workshop, Sat., March 19, 8:30 a.m. Spring Equinox Hike, Sun., March 20, 1 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Unique Lives and Experiences Lectures, Temple Buell Theatre, Denver. Dr. Ruth Westheimer speaks on March 29. Joy Behar speaks on April 18. Honorable Ann Richards speaks on May 16. Call 877/872-8124 for tickets and info.
Denver Orchid Society's Spring Show and Plant Sale, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Free with gardens admission. Flowers available for purchase and for viewing. March 12-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/234-9290 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.
3 Guys in Drag Selling Their Stuff, Theatre du Quirque, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. $25. Runs through March, Fri-Sun, 7 p.m. and some extra selected shows. Show times at www.cjdproductions.com. Call 303/499-0383 for info.
Marisol, Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver. $12-$15. By the author of Motorcycle Diaries, Jose Rivera. Runs through April 2. Call 303/320-4011 for tickets and info.
The Blue Vagabond, Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver. $12-$15. Runs through May 17. Call 303/320-4011 for tickets and info.
Trolls, Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver. $12-$15. Runs through April 3. Call 303/320-4011 for tickets and 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.