The Center for Visual Art, 1734 Wazee Street, Denver, 303/294-5207. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring METALisms: Signature Works in Jewelry & Metalsmithing. Runs Feb. 2 through March 16. Opens Thurs., Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m.
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. Building Outside the Box: Creating the New Denver Art Museum runs through summer 2006. Also featuring Blanket Statements, Cheyenne Visions II, Floating Time, Heaven and Home and New Classics. [Re]Inventing the Wheel -- Advancing the Dialogue, symposium on Native American art, on Sat., Jan. 28.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Blossoms of Light runs through Jan. 22. Featuring "Creating and Shaping an American Style" lecture series on Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 16, May 24, June 24.
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.
Foothills Art Center, 809 Fifteenth St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Retrospective by Kent Ullberg and Perspective by Ron Kingswood. Runs through March 12.
Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Ave., Cañon City, 719/275-2790. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Needlework Artistry gallery exhibit and sale through Jan. 27.
Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th St., Denver, 303/455-5601, gallerysink.com. Open Thurs.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring Early Colorado Contemporary Photography: A Remembrance and Revival through Feb. 12.
Remmi Fine Art, 776 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 720/318-6668. Open Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring Victoria Kwasinski's Translucent Dualities and Carlene Frances' Elements of Simplicity. Runs Feb. 3-25, opens Fri., Feb. 3, 5-9 p.m.
Sliding Door Gallery, 3563 Walnut St., Denver, 720/979-4448. Open Fri., 6-10 p.m., Sat., noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Featuring Ones, Twos and Threes, recent Polaroids by Eric Havelock-Bailie. Runs through Jan. 28.
SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3074. Open Tues., Thurs. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring Winter Members Show with original artwork by gallery members. Runs through Feb. 4.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006. Art exhibit The Horse in Fine Art runs through March 19.
literary events Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Workshop, Bemis Public Library, 6014 Datura St., Littleton. Su Wright leads a workshop on "Using Travel Techniques to Set Your Settings" on Sat., Feb. 4, 1-3 p.m. Visit rmfw.org for more.
Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1st Avenue at Milwaukee Street, Denver, 303/322-7727. Dave Barry signs Dave Barry's Money Secrets -- Like: Why is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar on Thurs., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Frank McCourt signs Teacher Man on Mon., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Gary Hart signs his two new books on Mon., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Julian Barnes signs Arthur & George on Tues., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. Po Bronson signs Why Do I Love These People? on Fri., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Crook signs The Night Journal on Wed., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Jill Conner Browne signs The Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner/ Divorce Guide on Thurs., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Sister Helen Prejean signs The Death of Innocents on Tues., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
recreation & learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. "Nature Literature Hike" on Sun., Jan. 29, 1 p.m. "Valentine's Day Hike" on Sun., Feb. 12, 2 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or coloradohistory.org. Authors' Lecture Series: Charles Sanders, The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War, Feb. 15; Flint Whitlock, Distant Bugles, Distant Drums: The Union Response to the Confederate Invasion of New Mexico, March 29; Duane Smith and Christine Bradley, The Rise of the Silver Queen, May 24. "Sandwiching in History" Series: "Touching Tomorrow: The Emily Griffith Story," Feb. 9; "The Life and Times of Glenn Miller," March 9; "Understanding Amache, Victorian-Era Cheyenne," April 11; "Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Colorado," May 11; "The Heart of Colorado: the Capitol in Granite and Gold," June 1. Call 303/866-3682 for more.
special events World Wellness Weekend with Deepak Chopra, Colorado Convention Center, Denver. Wellness expo, classes and workshops are $15 per day. Reserved seats for Deepak Chopra's speaking engagement are $35-$50. Jan. 28-29. Visit worldwellness.org or call 800/595-4849 for more.
ADL's Civil Rights Awards, Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. $36. The Anti-Defamation League presents Civil Rights Awards to citizens based on their civil and human rights leadership and achievement. Wed., Feb. 1, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call Judy at 303/830-7177 for more.
All About Kids Expo, Colorado Convention Center's Hall F, 700 14th St., Denver. $2-$10. Featuring fun for the entire family and information for parents. Sat., Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Carol at 303/282-5073 for more.
Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival, Northglenn Ramada Plaza and Convention Center, 10 E. 120th Ave., Northglenn. $20-$50. Featuring more than 15 bluegrass acts, workshops, jams, vendors and more. Runs Feb. 17-19. Call 303/485-5222 or visit seamanevents.com for more.
theater !Baby Loves Disco!, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder, 303/786-7030. $10 for people who can walk, free for people who crawl. An afternoon dance party featuring music spun by real DJs, for babies. Also featuring bubble machines, instruments, a chill-out room, healthy snacks, and more. Sat., Feb. 4, 2-5 p.m.