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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. Five Presses: Selected Works through Aug. 28. Donald Quade: Journal through Aug. 21. Chuck McCoy: New Works on Paper through Aug. 21.

Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main St., Florence, 719/784-1339. Featuring Ladies and Their Flowers by William Miller, a Woodland Park painter. Runs through July 6.

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 Full-On; have you seen this person?; and Biography: Aging and the Grammar of Death, all through Sept. 3.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Soldiers on Skis. An Evening with Will Rogers on Tues., July 5, 7 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions II through December. New Classics through December. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through December. No Boundaries: Art + Fiber through July 17. 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 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.

SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3074. Featuring Majestic Colorado, original art depicting scenery, wildlife and structures found in Colorado. Runs through July 16.

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. LEGO: Ocean Adventure, through Aug. 21. Ancient Wings: Sandhill Cranes of North America, through Aug. 21. Summer Gone Wild program, where children under 12 years are admitted to the center for free, during July and August.

literature The Book Haven, 128 F St., Salida. Author David Keplinger signs The Clearing on Sat., July 9, 4-6 p.m. Call 719/539-9629 for more.

Bruce Campbell Booksigning, Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, Denver. Campbell signs Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way on Mon., July 11, 6 p.m. Screening of his new film Man with the Screaming Brain at 10 p.m. Call 303/744-6799 for more.

Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Free. John Dicker signs The United States of Wal-Mart on Thurs., June 30, 7:30 p.m. Don Davis signs Lightning Strike on Tues., July 5, 7:30 p.m. Steven Church signs The Guinness Book of Me on Wed., July 6, 7:30 p.m. John Behrendt signs The Ninth Circle on Thurs., July 7, 7:30 p.m. Todd Caudle signs 14,000 Feet: A Celebration of Colorado's Highest Mountains on Mon., July 11, 7:30 p.m. Carol Setters signs Kick Start: A Cosmic Biker Babe's Guide to Life and Changing the Planet on Tues., July 12, 7:30 p.m. Peter Stark signs At the Mercy of the River on Wed., July 13, 7:30 p.m.

Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303/332-7727. Free. Featuring a Return to Hogwarts Harry Potter Celebration on Fri., July 15, 10 p.m. Mark Helprin signs Freddy and Fredericka on Thurs., July 21, 7:30 p.m.

Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Booksignings, Highlands Ranch Pkwy. at Lucent Blvd., Highlands Ranch, 303/450-4070. Featuring Rob Bell signing Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith on Mon., July 11, 7:30 p.m. Featuring a Return to Hogwarts Harry Potter Celebration on Fri., July 15, 10 p.m. Garth Nix signs Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories on Fri., July 22, 2 p.m.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignsings, 16th St. at Wynkoop Street, Denver, 303/436-1070. Featuring Peter Stark signing At the Mercy of the River: An Exploration of the Last African Wilderness on Thurs., July 14, 7:30 p.m. Paul Feig signs Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin on Mon., July 18, 7:30 p.m.

music Central City Opera, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350, Central City. 800/851-8175. $34-$89. Featuring Madama Butterfly through 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. Mountain Lions, Thurs., July 7, 7 p.m. Nature Literature Hike, Sat., July 9, 8:30 a.m. South Creek Hike, Sat., July 16, 8 a.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

special events Rocky Mountain Iron Motorcycle Rally, Chaffee County Fairgrounds, Salida. Well known motorcycle comedian Bag Lady Sue MC's this event that includes entertainment, tattoo contests, biker rodeo and much more. Runs July 1-4. Visit or call 866/976-4764 for more.

An Intimate Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall, with guest Michael York, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. $21-$25. Dr. Goodall shares stories and offers insight into her work in Africa and around the globe. Actor Michael York performs portions of When Peace Comes, a recent CD/DVD collaboration project with Dr. Goodall. Sat., July 2, 7:30 p.m. Visit or call 303/786-7030 for tickets.

Colorado Irish Festival, Clement Park, Littleton. $10 for ages 12 and up, free under 12. Featuring dance, music, sports, history and culture. Runs July 9-10, rain or shine. Call 303/777-0502 for more info. Tickets avail. at

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 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare ... (Abridged), Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $16-$18. The hilarious, irreverent deconstruction of Shakespeare's work. Runs through July 17 on Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 or visit for more.

A Convergence of Creative Cultures Dance Festival, Crossroads Theatre, 280 Stout St., Denver. $10. A variety of cultural dance events runs through July 2, 7:30 p.m. Visit or call 303/296-0212 for more.

Oklahoma!, Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $34.95-$39.95 includes dinner. A romantic tale of the old west featuring Curly, a cowboy hero, his sidekick, Will and their courtship of two pretty farm girls. Runs July 6 through Sept. 4. Visit for more.

A Long Day's Journey Into Night, Red Rocks Community College Theatre, 1330 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. $8-$10. The LBD theatre company presents this play by Eugene O'Neill. Runs July 8-24. Call 303/726-5210 for more.

The Full Monty, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. $32-$42. Runs through July 31. Visit for more.

Boys from Beatlemania, Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $34.95-$39.95 includes dinner. Featuring many hit Beatles songs. Runs July 18-19. Visit for more.

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