art 5th Annual Salon d' Arts, Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Free. Featuring the works of 43 of the nation's top artists. June 10-29. Visit salon-d-arts.org or call 303/494-0180 for more.
14th Annual Salida Artwalk, various venues in Salida. Featuring 40 arts venues, live music and more. June 22-23. Call 877/772-5432 or visit salidaartwalk.org for more.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring the multimedia artworks of Emmi Whitehorse, Tracy Krumm and Rebecca DiDomenico through July 29. Visit bmoca.org for more.
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 and Cheyenne Visions II run through Aug. 30. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Featuring "Creating and Shaping an American Style" lecture series June 24.
Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, 303/394-9993. Featuring Building Cultural Bridges: Art from the Former Soviet Union to America through Sept. 29.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006.
literary events Vanita Oelschlager Book Signing, Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 1st Avenue and Milwaukee Street. Oelschlager will sign A Grandfather's M.S. ... Through the Eyes of his Grandkids. June 14, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/470-7050 for more.
music North Fork Valley Bluegrass Festival, Delta County Fair Park, 4th and East Bridge streets, 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.
Taos Solar Music Festival, Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico. Featuring a weekend of live music and more. June 23-25. Visit solarmusicfest.com 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. Featuring Herbie Hancock and many more live acts. August 3-6. Call 970/728-7009 for tickets.
8th Annual Crestone Music Festival, Crestone. Featuring John Mayall, Kan'Nal and more. Aug. 4-6. Call 719/256-4533 or visit crestfest.org for more.
recreation & learning 5th Annual Vail Daily Colorado-Eagle River Ride, Beaver Creek Resort. $85-$95. Offering 100-mile, 100-km or 45-mile bike rides. Proceeds benefit Snowboard Outreach Society. Sun., July 23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 970/845-7040 for more.
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.
The Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center & The Wildlife Experience, Westminster and Parker. Featuring Project InSect (International Spectrum of Enormous Crawling Things) June 12-Sept. 11. Butterfly pavilion, open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wildlife Experience, open Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit butterflies.org or thewildlifeexperience.com for more.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $10-$15. Presenting Body Worlds 2 through July 23. Featuring Greece: Secrets of the Past in IMAX on June 9. Visit dmns.org or call 303/322-7009 for tickets or more information.
theater 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.