- Pankratz Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Barbara Hochstetler Fentress Kinetically in Kind through Aug. 12. Call 719/481-3108 for more.
art 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 through Nov. 1.
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 through Dec. 31. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.org 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 denverartmuseum.org for more.
Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Ave., Cañon City, 719/275-2790. $5-$10 for non-members. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Over the River, A Work in Progress, works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude through Aug. 27. Meet the artists, Sat., Aug 5, 6-10 p.m.Visit fremontarts.org for more.
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 through Oct. 8.
music 30th Annual Salida Aspen Concert Series, various venues across Salida and Buena Vista. $10 per show. Featuring Ann Schein, Earl Carlyss and Darrett Adkins, Aug. 5. Rita Sloan and David Halen, Aug. 12. Visit salidaaspenconcerts.org or call 719/539-6153 for more.
30th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride. $50-$165. Featuring Herbie Hancock, Johny Mayal and more. August 3-6. Call 970/728-7009 for tickets or visit telluridejazz.com for more.
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.
NedFest, Nederland. $25-$55. Featuring Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers, Vince Herman and more. Aug. 25-27. Visit nedfest.com for more.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen. Featuring John Mellencamp, LeAnn Rimes, Kanye West and more. Sept. 1-4. Visit jazzaspen.org or call 970/920-4996 for more.
13th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride. $50-$140. Featuring Lou Reed, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more. Sept. 15-17. Visit tellurideblues.com or call 866/515-6166 for tickets.
recreation & learning 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 butterflies.org or thewildlifeexperience.com for more.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $10-$15. Featuring Greece: Secrets of the Past in IMAX through the fall and Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France through summer. Visit dmns.org or call 303/322-7009 for show times or more information.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006. Featuring the 3rd Annual Art and Ale Festival, Aug. 25.
special events Vail International Dance Festival, Vail and Beaver Creek. Featuring a variety of dance genres and performances through Aug. 13. Visit vaildance.org or call 970/845-8497 for more.
theater Magician Keir Royale and Shelley Ashworth, WCPA Jones Theater, Westcliffe. $5-$10. Featuring a magic show for the whole family. Thurs., Aug. 10, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Call 719/783-3004 for more.