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art Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303/443-2122. Wed.-Fri. 12-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. $3-$4. Featuring Mirage and Unfolding, John Buck: Prints and Sculpture and Kristen Imig Photographs.

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

www.coloradohistory.org . Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Soldiers on Skis.

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 The Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition through July 31. Visit

www.botanicgardens.org for more. Celebrating Wildflowers Week, May 16-20, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free day, Mon., May 16.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition through Aug. 21. IMAX Theater showing Lewis & Clark: Great Journey through Aug. 21. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Call 800/925-2250 for more.

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 Lion's Mane through May 15. Art exhibits include: America's Wildest Places through Aug. 28. Wild Sights: Our National Refuges through June 18. Martini and Movie featuring Moonraker on Thurs., May 19, 6:30 p.m., $20.

literature Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Seminar, LoDo Tattered Cover, 1628 16th St., Denver. $50-$75 includes breakfast and lunch. Nancy Kress, author of twenty-two books, speaks on writing beginnings and endings. Sat., May 21. Visit

www.rmfw.org to register.

Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Free. Oriah Mountain Dreamer signs What We Ache For on Tues., May 17, 7:30 p.m. Jim Fergus signs The Wild Girl on Tues., May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303/332-7727 Free. Elmore Leonard signs The Hot Kid on Mon., May 16, 7:30 p.m. Linda Ellerbee signs Take Big Bites: Adventures Aroudn the World and Across the Table on Tues., May 17, 4 p.m. Jim Fergus signs The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 on Wed., May 25, 7:30 p.m.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1628 16th St., Denver, 303.436-1070. Free. Jane Fonda signs My Life So Far on Mon., May 16, noon. John Sandford signs Broken Prey on Fri., May 20, 7:30 p.m.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah Yoga in Nature Hike, Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. Endangered Species Act Presentation, Thurs., May 19, 7-8 p.m. Best Tasting Wild Plants Workshop, Sat., May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full Moon Hike, Sun., May 22, 6:30 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

special events The Tesoro Foundation's Indian Market and Powwow, The Fort, on Hwy. 8, just north of the Route 285 intersection. $3-$6. Featuring a powwow contest, juried art show, jewelry and art demonstrations, Native American food and more. May 14-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/839-1671 or visit

www.tesorofoundation.org for more.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lectures, Temple Buell Theatre, Denver.. Honorable Ann Richards speaks on May 16. Call 877/872-8124 for tickets and info.

PICK Fired Up for Kids Colorado FireFighter Calendar Competition, Hyatt Regency Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver. $15-$55. Dozens of Colorado firefighters will compete for a spot in the calendar which benefits the Children's Hospital Burn Center. Fri., May 20, 7-10 p.m. Call 720/318-4199 or visit

www.ticketswest.com for more.

Walk the Talk: Fundraiser for the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, Boulder County Courthouse, 14th and Pearl Streets, Boulder. $10-$25. Includes a 5k pledge walk, live entertainment, community peace rally, refreshments and prizes. Sat., May 21, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 303/449-8623 for more.

Tequila Tasting to Benefit Hayman Recovery, The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison. $40/person, $70/couple. Tequila tasting with door prizes and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Coalition for the Upper South Platte's Hayman recovery and watershed restoration work. Thurs., May 26, 6-8 p.m. Call 720/249-4308 for more.

theater Comedy Gay-La, Stage Theatre, 14th and Curtis Streets. $24. Featuring Shann Carr, Mimi Gonzalez and Bob Smith. Sat., May 14, 8 p.m. Call 520-9090 for tickets.

PICK It's Always Something ... Funny, Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. A night of comedy to benefit Gilda's Club Denver. Mon., May 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visit

www.blacktie-colorado.com for tickets.

My Way, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver, 303/446-4800. $20-$60. Opens May 26. Call 303/893-4100 for tickets.

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