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5th Annual Salon d Arts, Colorado History Museum, - 1300 Broadway, Denver. Free. Featuring the works of 43 - of the nations top artists through June 29. Visit salon- - or call 303/494-0180 for more.
  • 5th Annual Salon d Arts, Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Free. Featuring the works of 43 of the nations top artists through June 29. Visit salon- or call 303/494-0180 for more.

art 5th Annual Salon d' Arts, Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Free. Featuring the works of 43 of the nation's top artists through June 29. Visit 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 for more.

Aspen Institute Art Gallery, Paepeke Memorial Building, 1000 N. Third St., Aspen, 970/544-7950. Free. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring The Rhythm of Color: Alejandro Otero and Willys de Castro Two Modern Masters in the Colecci'n Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, June 29 through Nov. 1.

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 for more.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Jewelry of Ben Nighthorse, June 16 through Dec. 31. Call 303/866-3682 or visit for more.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue 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 for more.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720/865-3500, 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.

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. Free to members, $4 for guests. Featuring Heaven and Earth, a collection of Spanish Colonial artworks, June 16 through Oct. 8.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006.

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music 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, N.M. Featuring a weekend of live music and more. June 23-25. Visit for more.

30th Annual Salida Aspen Concert Series, various venues across Salida and Buena Vista. $10 per show. Featuring The American Brass Quintet, July 8. Wu Han and David Finckel, July 9. The Jasper Quartet, July 15. Edgar Meyer, July 20. Ann Schein, Earl Carlyss and Darrett Adkins, Aug. 5. Rita Sloan and David Halen, Aug. 12. Visit or call 719/539-6153 for more.

Dreamtime Festival: Music, Arts, Learning & Celebration, Paonia. Presenting music performances, workshops and more. July 13-16. Call 800/600-6185 for more or visit 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 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 for more.

NedFest, Nederland. $25-$55. Featuring Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers, Vince Herman and more. Aug. 25-27. Visit 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 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) through 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 or 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 through the fall and Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France through summer. Visit or call 303/322-7009 for show times or more information.

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theater The Full Monty, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. A musical comedy that exposes more than just the human spirit. Runs June 27 through Aug. 6. Call 720/898-7200 or visit for more.

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