Creative Explorations, Celebration Place, Citadel Mall (upper level Mervyn's wing). Fun takes place every Tues. and Thurs. at 10 a.m., July 7-28. Call 597-3344 for reservations and admission prices. Jim Jackson's Firehouse Circus, July 7; music making with Lois LaFond, July 12; Crayola Family Hands-on-Art Experience, Weds., July 13; Marimba Trio, July 14; puppeteer Patti Smithsonian, July 19; audience participation with Katherine Dines, July 21; Dancing to a Different Drum, July 26; Anthony Davis' Muz-ody, July 28.
Cripple Creek Players Melodrama, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7-$13. Featuring A Star Crossing, set on the high seas at the turn of the century. Runs through Sept. 4. Call 689-2513 for more.
Domina, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $7.50-$20. A high energy experimental theatrical production by Gypsy Circus. Sat., July 16, 7 p.m. Call 784-6068 for more.
Free Family Arts Day, America the Beautiful Park (formerly Confluence Park), 126 Cimino Dr. The Manitou Art Theater and the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration host an arts day featuring contests, workshops, giant bubble play, and music making. Free evening performances of The Incredible Circus to follow. July 10, 4-6 p.m., performance 6:30-8 p.m. See themat.org for more.
Colorado Festival of World Theatre, varied locations. $40-$50. Featuring theatre talks, teachers' workshops, master classes and more. Performances of Hoyle in One, July 15-18; A Tale of a Tiger, July 17-19; Sisters, July 20-24; Gumbo Jumbo, July 21-25; An Evening with Queen Victoria, July 26-30; Undesirable Elements, July 27-29; Guerrino, the Knight, July 28-30; Arlecchino! Servant of Two Masters, July 29-30; An Evening with Davis Gaines, July 16-19; Everything's Coming Up Roses, July 20-22; Me, Myself and You, July 23-26; The Rocky Mountain Follies, July 27-28; An Evening with Tsidii Le Loka, July 29-30; A Mountain Celebration, July 31. Call 475-1737 or visit cfwt.org for more.