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Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, - 303/571-4401. $3-$4. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 - p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Planet - Colombia: Deconstructing Stereotypes through Jan. 22.
  • Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401. $3-$4. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Planet Colombia: Deconstructing Stereotypes through Jan. 22.

art Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring Sueno con Despertarme by Ana Maria Hernando, Louche by Carson Fox and Fields by Tsehai Johnson through Dec. 31.

The Center for Fine Art Photography, MOCA, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970/224-1010, c4fap.org. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Abstractions, the abstracted work of 30 international photographic artists through Oct. 22. Orchid Requiem, a collection of abstracted orchid photography through Oct. 22.

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 through April 5.

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 80's through December. Building Outside the Box: Creating the New Denver Art Museum opens Oct. 15.

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 through Oct. 31, Fridays, 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. Open from 4-10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Tickets are $5-$8. Featuring El Paseante Art Exhibit, through Oct. 31. Annual Pumpkin Festival on Sat., Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Audubon of Wildflowers botanical illustrations on exhibit through Nov. 15. Fall Orchid Show and Sale on Oct. 8-9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring IMAX films: Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration and Human Body through the spring. Now featuring art exhibit Discover India, Land of Mysticism, Beauty and Culture. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body runs through Jan. 1.

Gallery 1261, 1261 Delaware St., Denver, 303/571-1261, gallery1261.com. Featuring Artistic Thoughts: Sketches & Studies through Oct. 20.

Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th St., Denver, 303/455-5601, gallerysink.com. Open Thurs.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring Colorado Photography: Pushing the Medium, the photograph as contemporary art. Runs through Oct. 30.

*Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401. $3-$4. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Planet Colombia: Deconstructing Stereotypes through Jan. 22.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1111 Washington Ave., Golden, 303/277-0377, rmqm.org. Featuring Historic Beauties in Red and Green and Hopi Quilting Traditions through Oct. 29.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado - Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring IMAX films: Mystic - India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration and Human - Body through the spring. Now featuring art exhibit - Discover India, Land of Mysticism, Beauty and Culture. - And Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human - Body runs through Jan. 1.
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring IMAX films: Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration and Human Body through the spring. Now featuring art exhibit Discover India, Land of Mysticism, Beauty and Culture. And Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body runs through Jan. 1.

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 runs through Jan. 1. Featuring Wild and Free: New Works of Art by Larry Fanning and Timberline through Dec. 4. Also featuring The Glory of Nature's Form, photographs by Willis Peterson through Jan. 8.

literature Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1st Avenue at Milwaukee Street, Denver, 303/322-7727. Audrey Niffenegger signs The Three Incestuous Sisters on Fri., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Nicholas Evans signs The Divide on Mon., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Chris Elliott signs The Shroud of the Thwacker on Sun., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Clive Barker signs Visions of Heaven and Hell on Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Bruce Feiler signs Where God Was Born on Wed., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Booksignings, Highlands Ranch Pkwy. At Lucent Blvd., 303/470-7050. Diana Gabaldon signs A Breath of Snow and Ashes on Fri., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. John Darnton signs The Darwin Conspiracy on Mon., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. T.A. Barron signs The Lost Years of Merlin on Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 16th Street at Wynkoop Avenue, Denver, 303/436-1070. Baxter Black signs Hey, Cowgirl, Need a Ride? On Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Gloria Estefan signs The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog on Mon., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. Dan Savage signs The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family on Tues., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Mary Oliver and David Keplinger sign New and Selected Poems, Volume One on Tues., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Alan Lee signs The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook on Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Full Moon Hike, Sat., Oct. 15, 6 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

theater Denver Center Theater Company Free Performances, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver, denvercenter.org. Featuring "Free for All" performances with tickets available the day of the performance at the box office, beginning at 4:30 p.m., one ticket per over the age of six. Free shows on Oct. 19, Jan. 11, 18, 25, March 15, 22, April 5, May 10.

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 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 through Oct. 9, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Call 303/422-4090 or visit festivalplayhouse.com for more.

Promiscuity, Playwright Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/841-7550. $15-$20. A racy, laugh-out-loud bedroom farce. Runs through Oct. 22, Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Call 303/499-0383 or visit playwrighttheatre.com for more.

Land of the Dolls, Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. $12-$15. A parody of Jacqueline Susann's 1960s steamy cult classic. Runs Oct. 6-Nov. 5. Call 720/985-6886 for tickets and info.

Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring 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. Shows run Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.

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