Chicano Center for the Arts and Humanities Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/571-0440. Open Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Transformers April 1 through April 9.
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 through 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.
Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Featuring Santeros y Santeras: Expanding Traditions through May 8.
Lakewood Cultural Center: North Gallery, 470 S. Allison Parkway; South Gallery, 480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. 303/987-7876. Free. 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. American Birds: A Flight Through Time runs through April 10. Family Fun Day, Sat., April 2.
literature Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Jodi Picoult signs Vanishing Acts on Thurs., March 31, 7:30 p.m.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. $3. Daylight Savings Hike, Sun., April 3, 1 p.m. Early Wildflower Hike, Sat., April 16, 10 a.m. Cold Process Soap-Making, Sat., April 9, 2 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.
theater Steve Martin's The Underpants, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $16-$18. Runs March 25-April 24, Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 6 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 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.
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.
Poignant Irritations, by Gertrude Stein, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture's Pluss Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Runs April 7-May 22. Call 303/316-6360 for more.