- Lake George Gem and Mineral Show, featuring minerals, fossils, local specimens, jewelry, lapidary and field trips. Free admission and parking. Aug. 19-21. Call Richard at 303/838-8859 for more.
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.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303/443-2122. Wed.-Fri. noon to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. noon to 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 coloradohistory.org. Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Colorado 1870-2000: Then and Now II from Sept. 2 through April 5.
Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver, 303/296-0212. Featuring an outdoor Graffiti Art display. Visit denvercrossroads.com for more.
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. Floating Time V2-12 Marine Blue through December. Blanket Statements: Navajo Weavers of the '80s through December.
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.
- Andenken Gallery, 2110 Market St., Denver, 303/292 -3281. Featuring Canceled Flight: 101 Tried and True Pigeon Killin Methods through Aug. 20. MYMYHEYHEY runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 23. Opens Fri., Aug. 26, 7 -10 p.m.
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173. Open Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Bonnie Garcia: Recent Paintings through Aug. 21. Collections and Reflections by Sandy Lane from Aug. 19-Sept. 11.
Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th St., Denver, 303/455-5601. Open Thurs.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring Critical Mass through Sept. 4.
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 August. Art and Ale Festival on Fri., Aug. 26.
literature How America Lost Iraq Signing, Unitarian Universalist Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder. Aaron Glantz, author and journalist, speaks on his book How America Lost Iraq as a fundraiser for KGNU community radio. Thurs., Aug. 18, 7 p.m. Call Joanne at 303/449-4885 for more.
Denver Central Library Used Book Sale, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver. Featuring over 120,000 books, CDs, DVDs and videotapes. Proceeds benefit the Books and Materials Fund of the Denver Public Library. Aug. 26-28. Call 720/865-2051 for more.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Full Moon Hike, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. Drumming Circle, Fri., Aug. 19, 6-7 p.m. Nature Retreat Day, Sun., Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Westcliffe Digital Film Festival, 110 Rosita Ave., Westcliffe. $5. Screening 17 films, with all profits being turned into grants for the filmmakers. Aug. 26-28, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 719/783-9283 for more.
Free Tours of the Colorado Governor's Residence, 400 E. Eighth Ave., Denver. Every Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 in August. Call 303/866-3682 for more.
theater 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 through Sept. 4. Visit countrydinnerplayhouse.com for more.
Colorado Theatre Guild Preview Night, Pinnacle Dinner Theatre, 9136 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. $20. Featuring preview scenes and songs from productions for all different theatre productions around the state. Mon., Aug. 22, cocktails at 6 p.m.; entertainment at 7 p.m. Call Gloria at 303/778-7724 for reservations.