- 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 Roemings Swept Away by an Unusual Artist in the Blue Abstracts of August through Sept. 16. Opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m. Artists walk-through, Thurs., Aug. 24, 5 p.m. 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.
Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 West Main St., Florence, 719/784-1339. Featuring Jewelry Invitational, Pastel Landscapes and Dyed Gourds, works by fiber artist Marianne Cardinal, pastel artist Jill Starkey and jewelers Maria Battista, Matthew Crawford and Ron Burnham, through Sept. 27.
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. 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 Rita Sloan and David Halen, Aug. 12. Visit salidaaspenconcerts.org or call 719/539-6153 for more.
3rd Annual Chatfield Music Festival, Denver Botanic Gardens. Featuring Buddy Guy, The Blind Boys of Alabama and more. Aug. 19. Visit botanicgardens.org for more.
Collegiate Peaks Music Festival, Main Street, Buena Vista. Free. Featuring Wendy Woo, Tempa & the Tantrums and more. Sat., Aug. 19. Visit collegiatepeaksmusicfestival.com 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 Don Henley, 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.