- 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: SonicVision: How Do You See Your Music? Call 800/925-2250 for more.
art PICK A.R. Mitchell Museum's First Street Gallery, 150 E. First St., Trinidad. Free. Featuring an exhibit by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. Runs June 2-12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening Fri., June 3, 5-7:30 p.m. Call 719/846-1441 for more.
Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., Denver, 303/778-6990. Featuring Summer Art Market from June 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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. Five Presses: Selected Works from June 9 to Aug. 28. Donald Quade: Journal from June 2 to Aug. 21. Chuck McCoy: New Works on Paper from June 2 to Aug. 21.
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 coloradohistory.org. Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Soldiers on Skis. Salon d'Arts, a fine art sale and exhibition runs June 11-30. Mayor John Hickenlooper hosts a panel discussion regarding the advancement of the arts in Denver on Sat., June 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions through December. New Classics through December. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through December. Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color through June 19. No Boundaries: Art + Fiber through July 10. Floating Time V2-12 Marine Blue through Dec. 31.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. $4-$8. Featuring The Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition through July 31. Visit botanicgardens.org for more.
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: SonicVision: How Do You See Your Music? 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 October. Art exhibits include: America's Wildest Places through Aug. 28. Wild Sights: Our National Refuges through June 18. Colorado Junior Duck Stamp Winners, through June 5. LEGO: Ocean Adventure, through Aug. 21.
literature Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Free. Nick Hornby signs A Long Way Down on Mon., June 13, 7:30 p.m. David Sedaris signs Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim on Thurs., June 16, 7:30 p.m. John Dicker signs The United States of Wal-Mart on Thurs., June 30, 7:30 p.m.
Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303/332-7727. Free. Melissa Bank signs The Wonder Spot on Tues., June 7, 7:30 p.m. William Henry Lewis signs In the Arms of our Elders on Wed., June 8, 7:30 p.m. Kent Haruf signs Eventide on Thurs., June 9, 7:30 p.m. Curtis Sittenfield signs Prep on Mon., June 20, 7:30 p.m. David McCullough signs 1776 on Thurs., June 23, 7:30 p.m. John Dicker signs The United States of Wal-Mart on Tues., June 28, 7:30 p.m.
Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Booksignings, 9315 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch, 303/470-7050. Free. Jeffrey Deaver signs The Twelfth Card on Tues., June 14, 7:30 p.m.
LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1628 16th St., Denver, 303.436-1070. Free. John Valliant signs The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed on Thurs., June 2, 7:30 p.m.
music Central City Opera, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350, Central City. 800/851-8175. $34-$89. Featuring Madama Butterfly from June 25-July 30; Vanessa from July 2-Aug. 7; Paul Bunyan from July 16-Aug.6.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. MPEC Birthday Celebration, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. MPEC Birthday Hike, Sat., June 4, 1 p.m. Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park book release and slideshow, Thurs., June 9, 7-8 p.m. Nature Photography Workshop, Sat., June 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Book Release Hike, Sat., June 11, 1 p.m. Wild Plants Weekend Workshop, June 18-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full Moon Music Hike, Mon., June 20, 6:30 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Go Fast! Ride the Divide Rally, Estes Park Fairgrounds, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park. $10-$75. Featuring musical events and daredevil Kaptain Robbie Knievel's death-defying motorcycle jump. His jump will be filmed for A&E's new TV series about Knievel. June 2-5. Tickets are available at 970/586-9025 or visit ridethedividerally.com.
SHADES 2005 Health and Beauty Workshop Conference, Radisson Hotel at Stapleton, 3333 Quebec St., Denver. $55. Industry professionals such as dieticians, personal trainers, therapists and cosmetologists will facilitate workshops. Sat., June 4, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 303/617-4829 or visit shadesconference.com for more.
Ward Churchill Speech, Salida Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett St., Salida. $10. Controversial Colorado Professor Ward Churchill speaks on Government Punishment of Unpopular Ideas and the People Who Express Them During a Time of War. Sun., June 5, 4 p.m. Visit cchumanists.org for tickets.
History and Horses Tour, Westcliffe Stampede and Rodeo Grounds, Hwy. 69N and County Road 241. $30 includes lunch. A parade of breeds, lunch, bus tour of Silver Cliff. Sat., June 11, 10 a.m. Reservations required at 719/783-3295.
Gaelic Highland Festival, Holy Cross Abbey Grounds, 3011 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City. Three days of Irish and Scottish culture, sports, music, food, dance and drink. June 17-19, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit gaelicfestival.com or call 719/276-FEST for more.
PICK IRS Improvement Meeting, Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., Denver. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is a group appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to listen to suggestions on improving IRS service and customer satisfaction. June 17, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; June 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call 888/912-1227 for more.
Spirit Sprint to Benefit Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Foundation, Denver City Park, 17th Street and Colorado Avenue, Denver. $22-$28. The sixth annual Spirit Sprint 5K run/walk. The event also provides an opportunity to learn about cancer through education exhibits. Sun., June 18, 8 a.m. Visit coloradocancercenters.com for more.
Free Tours of the Colorado Governor's Residence, 400 E. Eighth Ave., Denver. Every Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. in June, July and August. Call 303/866-3682 for more.
theater Bye Bye Birdie, DCHS Auditorium, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock. $10-$12. The Castle Rock Players present this story of a big-time star and the mayhem surrounding his last kiss on TV. Runs through June 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 303/814-7740 for tickets and info.
Downtown Celebration, 1036 14th St., Denver. Free. Kim Robards Dance celebrates an open studio with wine, hors d'oeuvres and a preview of the company's June 25 Lakewood Cultural Center Concert. Fri., June 3, 6-8 p.m. Call 303/825-4847 for more.
PICK The Pirates of Penzance, Salida High School, corner of 10th and D streets, Salida. $8. Featuring actors aged 4-65+ in the STARS! troupe's first operetta. June 3, 8 p.m.; June 4, 7:30 p.m.; June 5, 3 p.m. Call 719/395-4062 for more.
Stomp, Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. $25-$49. Runs June 21-26. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets.
Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour, The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver. $29.50. Thurs., June 23, 8 p.m. Call 520-9090 or visit fillmoreauditorium.com for tickets.