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art Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Accomplices, Risky Spaces, Maps and hold through April 15.

The Center for Visual Art, 1734 Wazee St., 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 through March 16.

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. Featuring special events for Black History Month in February and Women's History Month in March.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., 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.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Featuring "Creating and Shaping an American Style" lecture series on March 16, May 24, and June 24. Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale, March 25 and 26.

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.

Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, 303/394-9993. Featuring Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust through April 30.

Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. $4. Featuring NEVER Leaving Aztlan through May 21.

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.

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music Wilson & McKee, Jones Theater, 112 Main St., Westcliffe, $10. A touring duo specializing in traditional and original Irish and Scottish acoustic music. Thurs., March 9, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/783-3004 for more.

Roots of the Rockies Summit Series 2006, Steam Plant Theater, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. $18. Featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Fri., March 10, 8 p.m. Call 719/539-8514 for more information.

North Fork Valley Bluegrass Festival, Delta County Fair Park, 4th and E. Bridge St., Hotchkiss. $50. Contemporary bluegrass, old time music and more. Fri., June 9 through Sun., June 11. Call 970/872-8000 for more.

recreation & learning Rocky Mountain National Park Field Seminars, featuring outdoor learning experiences in the park. A full listing of classes is available at rmna.org or by calling 970/586-0108.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $10-$15. Catch The Other Side of Infinity: Black Holes, a new planetarium show created with help from NASA and PBS' "NOVA" crew. The museum-produced show actually takes you inside a super-massive black hole via a unique software program. The show plays at least five times daily until June 8 and costs $10 to $15 for non-members; visit dmns.org or call 303/322-7009 for tickets or more information.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or coloradohistory.org. Authors' Lecture Series: 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: "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 Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival, Nederland. An annual festival celebrating Nederland's only frozen resident. Running March 10-12. Visit nederlandchamber.org or call 720/374-6742 for complete schedule of events.

Governor's Holocaust Remembrance Program, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver. Free. A child-holocaust and Rwandan genocide survivor will speak as part of a larger program. April 30, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 303/830-7177 for more.

13th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride. $25-$295. Enjoy live music from over 20 popular bands and sample beers from 50 different microbreweries. Fri., Sept. 15 through Sun., Sept. 17. Call 866/515-6166 for more information.

theater The Man Himself, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. $11-$15. An everyman's drift to the religious right examines political thought. Runs through March 18, 8 p.m. Call 303/443-2122 for tickets or more information.

Riders in the Sky, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6. Catch this Grammy Award winning Western music and comedy group. Sat., March 11, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for tickets.

The Smell of the Kill, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. $14-$25. A wickedly funny and dark comedy. Runs through March 18. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.

Late Nite Catechism 2, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., $28-$34. A comedic one woman where a nun teaches the audiences about catechism. Runs March 14-26, Tues.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Matinees at 1 p.m. on Wed, 4:30 p.m. on Sat., 2 p.m. on Sun. Call 720/898-7200 for more.

11th Annual Colorado Quickies, John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. $15-$17. Ten mini-plays written by Denver award-winning writers. Running through March 18, Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m. Call 303/562-3232 for tickets or information.

Rounding Third, Butte Opera House, 139 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7-$11. A two-man comedy about the high stakes of little league. Runs Fri., April 21 through Sun., May 14. Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 and 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Call 719/235-8944 for tickets or more information.

Pippin, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., $32-$42. Featuring the music of Oscar and Grammy winner Stephen Schwartz, Pippin tells of the son of an 8th century tyrant, King Charlemagne. Runs April 18-May 14. Call 720/898-7200 for more.

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