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art 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 May 24, and June 24.

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.

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music Greeley Bluegrass Roundup, Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley. $15-$45. Featuring live music from May 12-14. Visit greeleybluegrass.com or call 800/494-0317 for more.

17th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, The Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo, 5200 Nature Center Road. $6-$25. Featuring 33 hours of live bluegrass on two stages. June 2-4, Fri., 7-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 719/549-2414 for more.

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.

16th Annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, Rio Grande Park, Aspen. Several music events from Thurs., June 22 through Sun., June 25. Call 970/920-4996 for more.

32nd Annual Gospel Music Artists Music In the Rockies, Estes Park Center YMCA, 2515 Tunnel Road. Hear spiritual music and more. July 30 through August 5. Visit gospelmusic.org for more.

30th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride. $50-$165. Herbie Hancock, John Mayall and more will perform on August 3-6. Call 970/728-7009 for tickets.

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. Runs five times daily through June 8. 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: "Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Colorado," May 11. Duane Smith and Christine Bradley, The Rise of the Silver Queen, May 24. "The Heart of Colorado: the Capitol in Granite and Gold," June 1. Call 303/866-3682 for more.

special events 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 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 through May 14. Call 720/898-7200 for more.

A Synopsis of Butchery, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Featuring a look into the life and death of Sir Washington Irving Bishop. Running through Sat., May 27, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Call 720/946-1388 or visit stuff@buntport.com for more.

Everybody Loves Opal, Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $11-$13.50. A wacky, extravagant comedy about the irrepressible Opal Kronkie. May 12-21, Fri. and Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Call 303/422-4090 or visit festivalplayhouse.com for more.

The Yiddish Are Coming ... The Yiddish Are Coming! The Chosen Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Drive. $34.50-$39.50. A comedic musical featuring songs such as "Yinglish 101," and "Yenta from Tellabenda." Runs June 8-16, Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m., Wed. and Sun., 3 p.m. Call 303/309-3773 for tickets and visit denvercivic.com for more information.

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