- listings10.gif: 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: Mothing, through Jan. 1.
art Andenken Gallery, 2110 Market St., Denver, 303/292-3281. Featuring MYMYHEYHEY through Sept. 23.
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.
Den Gallery, 757? Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Featuring Essence and Elements, abstract oil paintings and contemporary landscapes by Marilyn Punahele and Margueritte Meier through Sept. 8. Call 303/507-6100 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: An Environment by Tatsuo Miyajima through December. Blanket Statements: Navajo Weavers of the 80s through December.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Featuring a five-acre Corn Maze, with 9-foot tall stalks of corn, two illuminated bridges that overlook the maze and a mini-maze for younger children. Open Sept. 3-Oct. 31, Fridays, 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. Open from noon to 8 p.m. on Sept. 5. Open from 4-10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Tickets are $5-$8.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Gates Planetarium is showing SonicVision: How Do You See Your Music? Call 800/925-2250 for more.
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173. Open Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Collections and Reflections by Sandy Lane through 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.
Orange Cat Studios, 2625 Larimer St., Denver. Featuring Daily: a self-portrait a day for a year, an experiment by Anna Newell. Fri., Sept. 16, 6-10 p.m. Call 720/936-1472 for more info.
Royce Galleries, 249 Clayton St., Denver, 303/333-1722, roycegalleries.com. Featuring Will Bullas Sept. 1-30. Artist will be present to hand-embellish any canvas purchased before or during the opening on Thurs., Sept. 1, 6-9 p.m.
SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3074. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring the 5th annual Western Art Show Celebrating the Cowboy through Sept. 10.
- listings7.gif: Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Representing The West Art Exhibit and Sale, featuring work of regional artists from Sept. 22-Nov. 19. Opens Thurs., Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m. Parks and Open Spaces: Carolyn Hoyle runs through Nov. 12. The Bishop Tafoya Collection runs through Nov. 5. Whips and Spurs runs through Oct. 29. Lynn Stenzels landscapes run through Nov. 12. Doug Candelarias oil paintings through Nov. 12.
TIE: The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, 849 Humboldt St., Suite 2, Denver, 303/832-2387. Featuring still artwork by the cinematographers from TIE. Runs Sept. 2-30, call for times. Opens Fri., Sept. 2, 6 p.m.
literature Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Featuring signings with Jason Steinle on Sept. 7; Pamela White on Sept. 13; Queeda Mantle Walker on Sept. 14; Greg Pahl on Sept. 15; Carolyn Hobbs on Sept. 19; Joyce Lebra on Sept. 20; Bruce Babbit on Sept. 23, Craig Lisley on Sept. 26; Patricia Raybon on Sept. 27; Jenny Kurzwell on Sept. 28.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Summer Hike on Sat., Sept. 10, 9 a.m. Yoga Weekend Retreat, Sept. 10-11. Full Moon Hike, Fri., Sept. 16, 6 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events A Taste of Colorado, Civic Center Park, 1500 Broadway Blvd., Denver. Free admission. Featuring entertainment by Joan Osborne, Foghat, Craig Chaquico, Hanna-McEuen and Kansas; festival features for kids; arts and crafts and a display of pioneer life. Also featuring culinary highlights from over 50 of Colorado's restaurants. Runs Sept. 2-4, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sept. 5, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 303/571-8200 or visit atasteofcolorado.com for more.
Arabian Art Festival, National Western Events Center, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Free. The Colorado Arabian Horse Club presents its Arabian Art Festival in conjunction with their fall horse show. Sept. 2-5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 719/531-9685 for more.
Victor Celebrates the Arts, Elks Club, corner of 3rd and Diamond streets, Victor. Featuring an art show, sale, festival and more. Sept. 3-5. Call 719/687-2999 or visit victorarts.org for more.
Cat Ballou Film Showing, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway, 1193 Fremont County Road 3A, Cañon City. $10. Enjoy the film, the scenery and a cowboy cookout. Mon., Sept. 5, 8-10 p.m. Call 512/476-1320 for more.
South Park Music Festival, along Front and Main Streets, Fairplay, 888/776-3969. Free. Featuring over 100 of the best independent bands from across the country. Sept. 8-10. Visit southparkmusic.com for more.
Belvedere Blues Festival, Merlino's Belvedere Restaurant, 1330 Elm Ave., Cañon City. $5-$45. Featuring 10 great bands with blues, rock, gospel and swing. Runs Sept. 9-11, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 719/275-5558 or visit belvedererestaurant.com for more.
Colorado Environmental Coalition's 40th Anniversary Gala, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Celebrate the individuals, staff and volunteers who have shared a vision for Colorado over the past 40 years and have come together to protect the environment. Fri., Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m. Visit ourcolorado.org 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.
Assassins, Phoenix Theatre, 1124 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 720/209-4105. $17-$20. Written by Stephen Sondheim. Runs Sept. 2-3, Sept. 12 and Thurs.-Sat. through Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Ain't Misbehavin', Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $34.95-$39.95 including a meal. Celebrating the music of Thomas "Fats" Waller, jazzman. Runs Sept. 7 through Nov. 6, shows Wed.-Sun. Visit countrydinnerplayhouse.com for more.
Children's Letters To God, The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Old Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $10-$12.50. Runs Sept. 9-Oct. 9, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Call 303/422-4090 or visit festivalplayhouse.com for more.
Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring Takacs Quartet on Sept. 15; Fiesta Folklorico on Oct. 28; Lois LaFond and the Rockadiles on Nov. 13; Elmar Oliveira on Nov. 17; Lannie Garrett Sings Songs from the Movies on Nov. 18-19; Bluegrass Christmas on Dec. 10; The Nutcracker by David Taylor Dance Theatre on Dec. 17-22; The Frog Prince on Feb. 19; Echoes of Emerald Isles on March 3; Ailey II on March 5; Joyce Yang on March 23; Annie Get Your Gun on March 31-April 9; Matilda and the Dreamtime on April 15.
Menopause The Musical, New Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/309-3773. Discounted tickets of $32.50 until Oct. 1. Shows run Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.