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KCME Radio Theatre presenting The Bartering Bride, an old-style comedy, on 88.7-FM on Thurs., Sept. 9, 8 p.m.

Capitol Steps brings their political satire in musical form to Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Sat., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Colorado Catechism by Vincent J. Carnidal at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12-$15, 444-0884. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.. Sundays, 2 p.m. Runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 2.

A Few Good Men by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 24 through Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 10, 2 p.m.

Les Miserables presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $18-$53. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 20-24, 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.


AUDITIONS AND NOTICES

Springs Community Theatre holding auditions for the musical 1776. Seeking 35 adult men, 2 adult women. Singing ability required. For an appointment, call 533-1571 before Sept. 30.

Rocky Mountain Theater Company holding auditions for adults older than 16 for the following plays: The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, Dracula, and the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Paid positions for choreographers and directors. Call 328-0206.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

Visiting Mr. Green, the first show in the newly renovated Arvada Center Theater, Denver. $22-$28. 303/431-3939. Sept. 9 through Oct. 3.

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, winner of seven Tony awards, by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $27.50-$41, 800/448-5501. Through Sept. 12.

The Fantasticks, the longest-running American musical, by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $27.50-$41, 800/448-5501. Sept. 14 through Oct. 25.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, by Moises Kaufman, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Sept. 15 through Oct. 23.

Fame -- The Musical in the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $10-$48, 800/641-1222. Sept. 28 through Oct. 3.

La Carpa Aztln presents: I Don't Speak English Only, written and directed by Anthony J. Garca, presented by El Centro Su Teatro, Denver. $12-$15, 303/296-0219. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

Grease by the Country Dinner Playhouse, Englewood. $25.50-$32.50. 303/799-1410. Buffet dinner, 6 p.m.; show, 7:45 p.m. Matinees Sat.-Sun.: buffet, noon; show, 1:45 p.m. Tues.-Sun., through Nov. 7.

Shadow Theatre Company in Denver announcing its third season. Features Riff Raff written by Lawrence Fishburne, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf written by Edward Albee, Richard III by Carlyle Brown, and a regional premiere of From Okra to Greens -- A Different Kind of Love Story written by Ntozake Shange and performed by the African Company. A pair of season tickets: $100. Single tickets: $15. Call 303/837-9355.

River Dance in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $27.50-$67.50, 800/641-1222. November 11-21.

Phantom of the Opera in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$67.50, 800/641-1222. December 1, 1999, through January 7, 2000.


Ormao Dance Company at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale Street, 634-5583. $15, $13 in advance. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 17-18, 8 p.m.

Lord of the Dance at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $39.50-$49.50; tickets available at the Citadel Mall information booth, all Independent Records, the Colorado Music Hall, and the World Arena. Sun., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Ballet opening its 1999-2000 season with a performance of Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, Sir Frederick Ashton's Faade and a work by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch in the Auditorium Theater, Denver. For ticket information, call 303/830-TIXS. Runs Oct. 2-10.


PUBLIC DANCE

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Bill Moniger calling to the music of Jig's Up. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

Rampart Ramblers Square Dance Club offering modern square dance lessons at Odd Fellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. First class on Sun., Sept. 12, is a free open house. Registration closes Sept. 26. Call 574-6664 for more.

Beginning Belly Dancing with Sarah, Jewel of the Nile, 684-2552. $30/month. Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Sept. 2 and 9.

Springs Dance Club meeting every week for country and swing dancing: at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., on Thursdays at 7 p.m.; at the Party Zone, 3958 N. Academy Blvd., on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 386-7334.

Clown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., Sept. 2, 8 p.m.

The Colorado State Fair, state fairgrounds in Pueblo. Gate admission: $5. Sept. 2: Comedian Carrot Top, $6; Sept. 3: Glen Campbell, $6; Sept. 4: Tierra, MALO and El Chicano, $10; Sept. 4: Chris LeDoux, $12-$16. Sept. 5: Joe Lopez and Jennifer Y Los Jetz, $10; Sept. 6: Def Leppard, $16. Call 520-9090 or 800/444-FAIR.

Jet Pack with Hazy Swirl and Wednesday at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Sept. 3, 8 p.m.

Nuk-L-Head with Portable, The Burn and The A-Holes at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Sept. 4, 9 p.m.

The Moon Gypsies performing "gritty blues" at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sun., Sept. 5, 9 p.m.

Bonefarm with Twitch and Positively Negative at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.

Fear at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., Sept. 9, 9 p.m.

Steve Manshel of Firefall at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., Sept. 10, 9 p.m.

20th Anniversary Celebration and Songwriters RiverFest at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Features arts, crafts, raffles, community speakers and musicians. $2-$5, 719/549-2414. Sat., Sept. 11, noon to 6 p.m.

Fourth annual Southern Colorado Roots and Culture Fest featuring Pablo Moses and the Revolutionary Dream Band, Ishmael and the Peacemakers, Bredren and The Isouljahs Band. On the Colorado College Campus, corner of Cascade Ave. and Cache La Poudre Street. $10, $7.50 in advance, 633-4421. Sun., Sept. 12, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jeff Healey at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $16. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

Astra Kelly and Far Rockaway performing ska at the Underground, 103 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. $ TBA. Thurs., Sept. 16, 9 p.m.

Tab Benoit at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12. Tickets subject to service charge. Over-21 show. Fri., Sept. 17, 9 p.m.

Dimmu Borgir, with Samael, Monstronsity, and Epoch of Light at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $12. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Sept. 17, 9 p.m.

Boa and the Constrictors performing jump blues at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Sept. 18, 9 p.m.

Buddy Miles performing his legendary R&B at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $10, advance. Sun., Sept. 19, 9 p.m.

Hootie and the Blowfish at the Air Force Academy Field House. $10-$30, 333-4497. Sun., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Sunset Heights performing "Austin rockin' blues" at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 24-25, 9 p.m.

Willie Porter at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

L7 with The Teenage Frames and Mansfields at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10-$12. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m.

Real Life with Christus Christus and Hazy Swirl at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All-ages show. $10. Wed., Oct. 6, 9 p.m.

Christian Death at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Oct. 10, 9 p.m.

John Tesh in concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $ TBA. Mon., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Kevorkian Death Cycle with Society One and Filth Industry at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All-ages show. $10. Sat., Oct. 16, 9 p.m.

Creed with Our Lady Peace and Oleaner at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $27.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Little Charlie and the Nightcats at Brendan's Marketplace, Denver, 303/595-0609 on Sept. 2, 9:30 p.m.; $TBA. At Oskar Blues, Denver, 303/823-6685 on Fri. Sept. 3, 9:30 p.m.; $TBA.

Los Van Van, a premier Latin dance band, at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 3, 8 p.m.

Chief Broom, final show at the Fox Theater, Boulder, 303/443-3399. Fri., Sept. 3.

Superchunk at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4829. Fri., Sept. 3, 9 p.m.

Jazz Mandolin Project at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4829. Sat., Sept. 4.

Atlanta Rhythm Section at the Buffalo Rose Saloon, Golden. $14, 303/279-5190. Sat., Sept. 4, 9 p.m.

Barry Manilow performing with a 30-piece orchestra at Fiddler's Green, Denver. $10-$50, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Gilberto Gil at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $27.50, 800/965-4829. Wed., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.

David Grisman at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $25, 800/965-4829. Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 8-9, 8 p.m.

Rebirth Brass Band at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4829. Thurs., Sept. 9.

Victor Wooten at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4829. Fri., Sept. 10, 9 p.m.

The Muffs with Gadjits and Buck at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8-$10, 800/965-4829. Fri., Sept. 10.

Pegboy at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4829. Sat., Sept. 11.

Bonnie Raitt with Jackson Brown, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby and David Lindley with Wally Ingram at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $30-$40, 520-9090. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 11-12, 7:30 p.m. Saturday sold out.

Wu-Tang Clan Next Generation Killa Bees Tour at the Fox Theater, Boulder, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sun., Sept. 12.

The Cranberries at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $29.50, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

The Last Rock 'n' Roll Show starring ZZ Top, a tribute to McNichols Sports Arena, at McNichols, Denver. $25-$20, 888/999-1916. Sun., Sept. 12, 8 p.m.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $45, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. Second show added: Tues., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Diana Krall at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $21.50-$32.50, 520-9090. Tues. Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

George Benson at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $59-$39, 520-9090. Weds. Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

POSTPONED: Hot Tuna at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4829. New Date: Dec. 5, 9 p.m.

Hootie and the Blowfish at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

Dr. John at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $23, 800/965-4829. Sat., Sept. 18, 9 p.m.

Jethro Tull with Vyktoria Pratt Keating in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $26.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 24.

Mark Ribot and the Prosthetic at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4829. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 p.m.

Collective Soul with Pound at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Weds., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Tori Amos in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $33-$38, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 11.

Wyclef Jean and The Refuge all-Stars in the Hamilton Gymnasium at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 20.

John Paul Jones, bass and keyboardist for Led Zeppelin, on his first solo tour, at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 800/965-4829. Sat., Oct. 23.

The Moody Blues with The Boulder Philharmonic in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31.

Frontline Assembly with Clan of XYMOX at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17.50, 800/965-4829. Sun., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT Backstreet Boys at the new Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.50-$38.50, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

Eighth annual One World Music Fest in Crested Butte, Labor Day weekend. On Sat., Sept. 4: String Cheese Incident, Parliament Funkadelic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe featuring Fred Wesley, Rebirth Brass Band, Bloque, Jon Fisher, and Daniel Rollingbears. On Sun., Sept. 5: Bunney Wailer and the Solomonic Reggaestra, Leftover Salmon, Galactic, Boukman Eksperyans, Mamadou, Don't Call Me Dude. On Mon., Sept. 6: Primus, Spearhead, Tom Tom Club, Zuba and Kung Pao. Three-day pass: $85. One-day pass: $44. Call 303/786-7030.

Four Corners Folk Festival featuring the Hot Rize, Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, John Gorka, Salamander Crossing, Alison Brown Quartet, Anger/Marshall Band, Druha Trava and many others on Reservoir Hill, Pagosa Springs. $35, weekend pass; $20 daily; kids 12 and under free. Camping extra, 1-877-472-4672 or www.folkwest.com. Sept. 4-5.

Randy Travis at Fiddler's Green, Denver. $15-$20 including all service charges, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Loudon Wainwright III with Pete Wernick's Live Five at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

Grubstake at the Downtown campus of Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. $12, $10 advance. Sat., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

Avalon, a folk trio known for their sophisticated three-part vocal harmonies, in the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Sat., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

E-Town at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Guest Odetta on Sun., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

The krs Ensemble, Hungarian revivalists, at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $18-$20, 303/777-1003. Wed., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Kraig Kenning, recent first-place winner in a national slide guitar contest in North Carolina, at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Fri., Sept. 17, 8-9 p.m.

The Tannahill Weavers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Sept. 22.


JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Tues., Sept. 7, Eric Gunnison Quartet. Mon., Sept. 13, Max Wagner Trio. Tues., Sept. 14, John Zangrando Quartet. All shows start at 8:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Jazz Festival, presenting a myriad of jazz styles from Dixieland to Fusion, in Woodland Park. Features three local and eight Denver bands. Weekend pass: $40. Day pass: $25. Swing night with Frank Fanelli's Big Band; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; $5. Call 687-1465. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 18-19.

The Return of the Three Tenors, a jazz concert presented by KCME 88.7-FM featuring Ray DeWitt, Mark Rose and Keith Oxman at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $10-$15. Wed., Sept. 29, 7 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

United States Air Force Band of the Rockies Stellar Brass performing a brass and organ concert with Carol Wilson at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free, but tickets required, 556-BAND. Sun., Sept. 12, 3 p.m.

Crisol-Bufons Co., a Spanish Renaissance theater and music group, presenting medieval and contemporary popular art forms, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Free preview of evening concert at 11 a.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.; $10; tickets available at Worner Center. Thurs., Sept. 16.

Once More With Feeling, a class on the Colorado Springs Symphony in rehearsal and performance, offered by David Sckolnik, host of the award-winning ArtsPeak radio program. Class meets for the Wednesday evening rehearsal, followed by a classroom session, followed by the Sunday performance. First session begins Sept. 15. Call 633-9373.

Opening Night Ode to Joy by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. $8-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19, 2:30 p.m.


MUSIC NEWS

The Friends of KCME presenting guest speaker Dr. Ann Ragan, head of Arts and Humanities at the Air Force Academy, at the KCME station, 1921 N. Weber St. For more, call 685-5285. Tues., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

African drum classes offered. Eight-week introductory class begins Sept. 7. Drums provided for free. Call 231-3644.

Denver Record Collectors Fall Expo '99 at the Holiday Inn at I-25 and 120th Ave., Denver. $2. Call 303/455-8408 for information. Sun., Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Colorado Springs Recorder Society meeting in Colorado College's Packard Hall, Room 21. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., Sept. 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Pikes Peak Flute Choir seeking flute players of all ages with at least three years of experience. Rehearsals of the choir's 14th season at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road. Begins Tues., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Call 495-3695 for more.

Colorado Springs Choral Society holding auditions in Room 21 of Colorado College's Packard Hall. Call 634-3737 for an appointment. Tues., Sept. 21, 6:30-10 p.m.

Four Winds Community Handbell Choir has openings for experienced ringers. Call Roxanne at 527-0045.

Tarnished Divas: The Image of Women in Films of the Third Reich, a series of seven German films at Colorado College's Max Kade Theater, corner of Cascade Ave. and Cache La Poudre St. Tues., Sept. 7: La Habenera. Tues. Sept. 14: Bel Ami . Tues. Sept. 21: Wunschkonzert. Tues. Sept. 28: Die Grosse Liebe. Free. All films begin at 7 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Series of six movies: $28-$30. Single tickets: $6. Sunny South of France on Sun.-Mon., Sept. 12-13.

Lighthouse Writers Poetry Workshop in Colorado Springs taught by award-winning local poet Aaron Anstett. Eight-week workshop for poets of all levels. Call 303/297-1185. Begins Sept. 9.

Great Books Discussions at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. This month: Conscience, by Immanuel Kant. Free. Thurs., Sept. 9, 6:45 p.m.

Dorian Beth Wenzel signing her book Adventures of a GWF at the Book Garden, 2625 E. 12th Ave. Sun., Sept. 12, 3:30-5 p.m.

James Welch, Native American novelist and poet, reading selections from his works, at Colorado College's Gates Common Room. Free. Wed., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Billy Collins reading from his work in the Lodge at UCCS. Workshop TBA. Sponsored by Poetry West. Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Great Books of the Century, a discussion group at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Discussing If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. Thurs., Sept. 16, 7 p.m.

Wendy Cope, British poet, reading selections from her works, at Colorado College's Packard Hall. Free. Tues., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Timothy Murphy, British poet, reading selections from his works, at Colorado College's Max Kade Theater, 389-6607. Free. Followed by book signing. Wed., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Adrienne Rich reading from her recent book, at Colorado College's Shove Chapel. Mon., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Stephen J. Cannell, creator of 38 television series including The Rockford Files and The Commish signing his new book, The Devil's Workshop at McKinzey-White Booksellers, 8005 N. Academy Blvd. Wed., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

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GALLERIES & ART SHOWS

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Spice of Life, an exhibit of watercolor and pastel by Lew Belew de Puthod, through Sept. 30.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Obstacles or Structures, an exhibit by the gallery members, through Sept. 5.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. In the caf: featuring prints and paintings by Carol Ettinger, through Sept. 6. Form 99, a national juried sculpture exhibit, through Sept. 4.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Allan Houser: Drawings & Sculpture, through Sept. 5. Something in Common: Cowboys and Ranchers from Around the World, a photography exhibit by Martin Schreiber, through Sept. 5. Mary Chenoweth: Collage of a Life's Work, through Sept. 19. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, Sept. 25 through Nov. 28. Master Drawings from the Worcester Art Museum, Sept. 25 through Nov. 28.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7777 Drennan Road. Featuring quilts by local members of the Colorado Quilters Guild, bronze sculptures from the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, pastels from the "Z" Pastel Group, work from students at Bemis Art School, and new works by Alex Sena, through Sept. 30.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Discover Greatness: an Illustrated History of Negro League Baseball, through Sept. 19.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3450. Featuring Scottish Spirit , an exhibition of 21 Scottish artists, through Sept. 24.

Gallery at Premier Vision, 4280 N. Academy Blvd., 264-6411. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local Color, the work of twenty-five local artists watercolor, block print, colored pencil, jewelry and photography. Show runs through Dec. 30. Opening reception Sat., Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Human Touch Gallery, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 6-Man Clock and 7-Man Clock, award-winning kinetic sculptures by Gordon Bradt, through Sept. 30.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring A Visual Symphony, an exhibit by the Chromatic Edge, watercolor artists who have interpreted musical selections with a variety of painted work. Free viewings on Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 9 and 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or before a public performance. Opening reception: Wed., Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring its annual faculty art show through Oct. 26. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Twenty-One Golden Years, a retrospective of work, in the White Gallery, through Sept. 4. Tracy Felix: Landscape Paintings in the King Gallery, through Oct. 30. The Wild West: Photographs of David Levinthal in the Third Floor Foyer Gallery, through Oct. 30. Oil Painters of America in the Hoag and Regional Galleries, Sept. 4 through Nov. 13. Impressions of the Southwest, an exhibit showcasing the work of 34 regional artists, in the White Gallery, Sept. 18 through Nov. 6. Reception on Thurs., Sept. 23, 5-8 p.m.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring the work of Lindsay Ray in conjunction with the production of The Colorado Catechism. Runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 2.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 488-0475. Featuring 6 Degrees of Abstraction, featuring the work of abstract artists Louis Cicotello, Lenore McKerlie, Kay Jouhnson, Betty Ross, Liz Szabo and Dawn Wilde. Sept. 3-31. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the Colorado Springs Art Guild Regional Fine Art Show. Through Sept. 30.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Blue Streak, a diverse showing of all blue work by The Mothers, a group of women artists who focus on experimental work. Through Oct. 31. Receptions with the artists on Sept. 12 and Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m.

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ART ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

25th annual Commonwheel Arts and Crafts Fair, organized by the Commonwheel Artist Co-op, 685-1008, in Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition at the state fairgrounds in Pueblo, 800/876-4567. Through Sept. 6.

Pikes Peak Camera Club meeting at the Living Springs Worship Centre, 640 W. Manitou Blvd. Open to photographers of all skill levels. Call 596-3910 for more information. Tues., Sept. 7, 7 p.m.

Viva Caribe, the sixth annual season opening fund-raiser gala at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Includes cocktails, a theatrical performance featuring community leaders, dinner and more. $125, 633-5581. Sat., Sept. 11, 6 p.m.

International Open Amateur Photography Contest seeking entries. Cash prizes awarded. Send one photograph for entry into one of the following categories: people, travel, children, sports, nature, action, humor, portraiture, or other. Send to International Library of Photography, Suite 101-9004, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Deadline: Sept. 15. Visit www.thephotosite.com for more.

Folk Art Festival at the Rock Ledge Ranch, 578-6777. Features cultural dance performances, living history demonstrations, and a quilt exhibit. $1-$5. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 17-19.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater at 235 S. Nevada Ave. seeking artists' slide portfolios now through Sept. 24. Artists will be chosen to display work in solo shows and paired with other artists. Call 444-0884 for more.

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center seeking volunteer docents. Training classes begin Oct. 4. Call Donna McElroy, Curator of Education, at 634-5581 or Docent President Gwen Weinert at 481-3907.

Call for entries for juried show at the El Dorado Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave. Seeking original two-dimensional work not to exceed 16-by-20 inches. $7 fee per item. Limit: 3 entries. Call 634-4075 for more. Show opens Oct. 10.

Call for entries for Shrine, Whine, Divine, the first juried art show at the Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla St., 636-3258. Opens in Oct. 29.

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ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week: and interview with Julia Wright and Roger Tolzman, founding members of the Commonwheel Artists Co-op, celebrating their 25th year with their arts and crafts festival this weekend. Sat., Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Sept. 7, 10:30 p.m.

Carrot Top performing at the Colorado State Fair at the state fairgrounds in Pueblo. $6. Call 800/444-FAIR. Thurs., Sept. 2, 7 p.m.

Jeff Foxworthy at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $28. Sat., Sept. 11, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Eddie Griffin at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $37-40, 520-9090. Sat., Sept.11, 8 p.m.

Marian Kelly at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Thurs., Sept. 2, 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 3, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 4, 6:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Sun., Sept. 5, 8 p.m.

23rd annual Colorado Springs Balloon Classic at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs. 471-4833. Sat., Sept. 4, 6-11 a.m. Sun.-Mon., Sept. 5-6, 6-11 a.m. Balloon Glo with concert, Front Range Sky Divers: Sat. and Sun., Sept. 5-6, 5-9 p.m.

Denver Metaphysical Celebration at the Denver Merchandise Mart Expo Hall, 58th Ave. and I-25. Holistic healings, New Age products, psychic readings, lectures, workshops, and entertainment. $5, 634-4716. Sept. 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tasting Round the Town, a wine-tasting series, at various restaurants, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. $20. On Sept. 8: Blind Tasting of Merlots and Chardonnays at the Blue Star.

Community Building Celebration for the family in Acacia Park. Free food and entertainment. Fri., Sept. 10, 3-6 p.m.

Fifth annual Magical Extravaganza by Budda the Great at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Free one-hour show for senior citizens at 1:30 p.m.; anyone with a senior citizen gets in half price. Evening show: $5-$10. Sat., Sept. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Partners in Education dinner and auction to benefit the Foundation for School District 11, which provides grants and resources directly to students and teachers, at Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. $35. Call 520-2005 for information and reservations. Sat., Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.

12th annual AIDS Walk Colorado, to raise funds for HIV/AIDS services and prevention education in Southern Colorado in Cheesman Park, Denver. Call the Southern Colorado AIDS Project for more information, 578-9092. Sun., Sept. 12, 1999.

Transit Week, brought to you by Springs Transit, Mon.-Fri., Sept. 13-17. Ride the bus on all routes for free. Free refreshments and entertainment at the Main Terminal at Kiowa and Nevada Avenues on Mon., Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free coffee, donuts and a morning newspaper while supplies last on Tuesday morning, Sept.14.

Concert to benefit the Statmoor Hills Firefighters featuring oldies group Paul Revere and the Raiders with Michael Johnson at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $20; tickets available at Independent Records. Tues., Sept. 14.

Women in Leadership, a program presented by the League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak region, featuring Marijane Axtell Paulsen, president of Pikes Peak Community College, and Marcy Morrison, Colorado State Representative, at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $15. Send check to LWVPPR, PO Box 7888, North End Station, Colo. Springs, 80933 before Sept. 9. Thurs., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Cruise Above the Clouds '99, a car show and poker run to benefit Prospect Home Care-Hospice. Car show in Kavanaugh Field in Woodland Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Poker run from Woodland Park to Cripple Creek, 2-4 p.m. For more, call 888/438-5647. Sat., Sept. 18.

Rocky Mountain Technology Expo 21 and Job Fair at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. 632-7898 or www.celtech.org. Thurs., Sept. 23, 5-9 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 24., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


STUFF FOR SENIORS

Y2K seminar for seniors featuring representatives from Memorial Hospital, the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities and the Federal Emergency Management Association at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 385-5933. Free. Tues., Sept. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.

Senior Day of Enrichment, a special speaker series for those 55 years of age and up at The Center at Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N,. Chelton Rd. Molly Harris, storyteller, will present "Mother Goose" complete with costume and props. $10 includes lunch. Call for reservations, 473-6184. Fri., Sept. 10.

Fifth annual Magical Extravaganza by Budda the Great at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Free one-hour show for senior citizens at 1:30 p.m.; anyone with a senior citizen gets in half price. Evening show: $5-$10. Sat., Sept. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Space Age Odyssey 2000, a 1999 talent show and fund-raiser at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain., 520-6471. $6-$7. Fri., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Ian Spencer Green presenting a slide show on his climbing in the region at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Wed., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

Seven annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Colorado Springs Race for the Cure, at Pine Creek Golf Club. $150 day package. Call Toby at 689-2142 for more. Mon., Sept. 27, 9 a.m.


SPECTATOR SPORTS

Sky Sox Home Games. Against the Tucson Sidewinders on Thurs., Sept. 2, 7:05 p.m. Against Vancouver Canadians, Fri.-Sat., Sept. 3-4, 7:05 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 5, 3:05 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 6, 1:35 p.m. $4.50-$7. For tickets, 591-SOXX.

Rocky Mountain Super Race at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-SPUR. Ticket prices vary. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Vintage Grand Prix of the Rockies, to benefit Junior Achievement, at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain. 382-RACE. $10, day pass. $20, 3-day pass. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 3-5.

Air Force Falcons Football home games in the Air Force Academy Stadium. $20-$56, 472-1895. Season tickets and family plans available. Versus Villanova on Sat., Sept. 4. Versus Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game on Sat., Sept. 25. Versus Utah in a MWC game on Sat., Oct. 16. Versus the Army on Military Appreciation Day on Sat., Nov. 6. Versus UNLV in a MWC game on Sat., Nov. 13.

Manitou: Saratoga of the West discussed by author Sharon Cunningham at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off of 30th Street at the Garden of the Gods. $1-$3. Thurs., Sept. 2, 7-8 p.m.

Internet Resources for Potential Home Schoolers, a free World Wide Web training session for parents of potential home schoolers. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Tues., Sept. 7, 7 p.m.

Starting Over Workshop, for those who have recently divorced or separated, at the Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Rd. A workshop for children in first through firth grades will run concurrently. $30. Call 599-8652 Ext. 163 before Sept. 5. Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 12.

Student Success Workshops offered by Pikes Peak Community College. Test Taking Tips: on the Rampart Range Campus, 11195 Highway 83, Mon., Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m.; on the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., Tues. Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m. How to Manage Your Time and Your Priorities: on the Rampart Range Campus, Mon., Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m.; on the Centennial Campus, Tues. Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.

Starting Over Workshop, for those who have recently divorced or separated, at the Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Rd. A workshop for children in first through firth grades will run concurrently. $30. Call 599-8652 Ext. 163 before Sept. 5. Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 12.

Minding Your Business, a free tour and workshop about business resources available at the library before the library opens, no registration required. Penrose Public Library, 531-6333. Sat., Sept. 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Rocks of Ages a day-long seminar on interpreting the physical properties and textures of local rocks at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. $20-$25. Call 719/748-3253. Sat., Sept. 4, 9 a.m.

Backyard Birds, on birdwatching in your backyard, at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 520-6387. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Sept. 4, 1 p.m.


GARDENING

Gardening classes offered by the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Basics of xeriscaping on Sat., Sept. 11, 9-11:30 a.m. Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter on Sat., Sept. 11, 1-3 p.m. $5 each. Call 448-4555 to register.

Food for Thought Gatherings Introductory Meeting in Slocum Hall at Colorado College, corner of Nevada Ave. and Cache La Poudre St. Learn how you can meet people of different religious, racial and political backgrounds for a series of dinners and discussions. Free, 634-0005. Thurs., Sept. 9.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-SPUR. Sat., Sept. 11.

Adult volunteers needed to be Girl Scout leaders and helpers, as well as program organizers, publicity coordinators, camping consultants, mentors, and more. Call Brenda at 800/748-3343 Ext. 32.

Suicide Prevention Partnership seeking compassionate people to staff its hotline. They will be holding a comprehensive 7-session training class for volunteers beginning Sept. 9. Call 573-7447.

Volunteers sought by the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Applicants must undergo background and reference checks before the first training session on Sept. 8. Call 633-1462 for more.

Free Prostrate Cancer Screening sponsored by Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society at 525 N. Foote Street. The ACS recommends African-American men over 40 and all other men over the age of 50 have a yearly exam. Call 444-CARE to register. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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