- 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 Linda Lugenbills Sculptural Basketry through Oct. 13. Call 481-3108 for more.
special events Great American Beer Fest, Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver. $15-$145. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 28-30. Call 888/822-6273 or visit greatamericanbeerfestival.com for more.
First Annual Mile High Hunt, The Children's Museum of Denver, 2121 Children's Museum Drive, Denver. $25. Join a scavenger hunt in LoDo to benefit Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation of Colorado, which serves seriously ill children and their families. Sat., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. Call 303/691-0700 or visit starlight-colorado.org/hunt for more.
Nan Desu Kan Convention, Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver. $15-$45. Featuring Japanese art, games, culture and animation. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 6-8. Visit ndkdenver.org 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 W. Main St., Florence. Featuring Sheila Lamberson's drawings and photographs, and Julie Burnham's kinetic metal sculptures, Sept. 29 through Nov. 15. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m. Call 719/784-1339 for more.
Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery, 105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta. $5 donation. Featuring Expressions: The Art Quilt with works by 63 quilt artists from across the U.S., Sept. 30 through Jan. 4. Opening reception, Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m. Visit rickytims.com 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 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. Hot DAM: Art at All Hours 35-Hour Grand Opening Celebration, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. and Oct. 8, 9 p.m. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.
Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the La Veta Spanish Peaks Arts Council 2006 Fall Show showcasing the work of Kathy Steventon along with works in pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and other media from 17 area artists through Oct. 14. Call 719/742-3074 or visit spanishpeaksarts.org for more.
- Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery, 105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta. $5 donation. Featuring Expressions: The Art Quilt with works by 63 quilt artists from across the U.S., Sept. 30 through Jan. 4. Opening reception, Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m. Visit rickytims.com for more.
Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave., Denver. All Together Now, 1940s-2000s. Showcasing 60 years of works by Mel Strawn, through Nov. 24. Visit denverlibrary.org or call 720/865-2044 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. Collectors Collect: Works from Denver's Private Collections, Oct. 9 through Jan. 5. Visit mizelmuseum.org for more.
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.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Philip J. Steele Gallery, 1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, 303/753-6046. Open Mon.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Boys' Club, the work of 12 professional women illustrators from Canada and the U.S. Sept. 29 to Oct. 28. Gallery talk, Fri., Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to noon. Visit rmcad.edu for more.
film America: Freedom to Fascism, Regency Tamarac Square, 7777 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Academy Award-nominated Producer Aaron Russo will field audience questions after the premiere, Sept. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/368-9200 or visit regencymovies.com for tickets and more.
music Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, various venues in La Veta, Walsenburg, Gardiner and Huerfano County off I-25. $10-$20. Featuring three days of Scottish and Irish music, including international artists, concerts, workshops, dancing, open stages and jam sessions. Programs available at Tejon Street Music store. Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Call 719/742-5410 for tickets and more.
recreation & learning The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats interactive exhibit, through Jan. 7. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006, and Art of the Rainforest through Nov. 19. John Fielder's Intimate Colorado Landscapes through Dec. 10. John Fielder lectures each Wednesday in November, 7-9 p.m. Showing the film Beavers Oct. 28 through October 2007. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org for more.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. $5-$8. Featuring It's a Bug's Life, an 8.5-acre corn maze in the shape of a spider spinning her web, through Oct. 31. For more call 720/865-3500 or visit botanicgardens.org.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Fall Free Admission Days, Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, noon to 5 p.m. Discover how artifacts give clues about how early families lived in Uncovering History exhibit. Call 303/866-3628 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.
theater Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Souvenir, the true story of the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins through Oct. 1. James and the Giant Peach, through Nov. 10. Over the Tavern, a family drama of forgiveness and renewal of faith. Oct. 17 through Nov. 12. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.
1984, Miner's Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $16-$18. A new adaptation of George Orwell's novel, through Oct. 22, Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 6 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 or visit minersalley.com for more.