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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.

Fourth annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $12 per show or all three shows for $27. Begins with Love! Valour! Compassion! Wed.-Sat., Oct. 6-9, 8 p.m. Matinee on Oct. 9, 2 p.m.

Phantom, the original musical, presented by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $22. Opens October 8.

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.


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.

Dearly Departed, a lively comedy about a colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $15, discounts available. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 16.

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.


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.

Koresh Dance Company from Philadelphia at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $10.50-$29.50. Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m.


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. Thereafter, $3 per person. Registration closes Sept. 26. Call 574-6664 for more.

Argentine Tango for real this time, presented by Tango de los Fuentes. At Oddfellows' Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. All levels welcome. $5. We, the Indy, were mistaken in including past notices, but this one's correct! Call 635-1754. Mon., Sept. 13, 7-10:30 p.m.


OUT OF TOWN DANCE

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.

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.

Radio London at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Sept. 11, 9 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.

Filth Industry with Offering 74 at the Underground, 130 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. Tues., Sept. 14, 9 p.m.

EL TAJO with 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.

Samael with Dimmu Borgir, Monstrosity, and Epoch of Light at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $13. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Sept. 17, 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.

Richard Elliot at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $28.50. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 9, 8 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. $45-$60. Mon., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Manowar at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 16, 8 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 Oleander at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $27.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Johnny Lang at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $23.50. Tickets on sale Sept. 11 and are subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

David Grisman at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $25, 800/965-4829. Thurs., Sept. 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.

Robert Palmer at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 27, 7 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.

Live at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

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.

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

Christy Wessler sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. With Bob Bernard and Purely Wild. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Frifot, a Swedish acoustic group, at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $12-$14, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 17, 8 p.m.

The Tannahill Weavers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15-$17. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Sept. 22.


JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

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

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at the Best Western Palmer House, at I-25 and Fillmore St. $4-$6. Featuring Johnny and the Jukes on Sun., Sept. 12, 2-5 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.

Kenny Johnston Band performing jazz at Jake and Telly's, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0406. Sat., Sept. 18, 9:30 p.m.

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.

Sarah Brightman, Classical Grammy nominee at the Buell Theater, Denver. $70-35, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

pianOVo, a German piano, cello and oboe trio, 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. 23.


MUSIC NEWS

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.

The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs announces auditions for violin, viola, cello, bass and all winds and brass. Call 540-9072 for audition time and music.

Kind Nature's Scenery to Portray, a documentary about local turn-of-the-century photographer William Edward Hook, on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 10-12, 7 p.m.

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. Free. Tues. Sept. 14, 7 p.m.: Bel Ami , about gigilo Georges Duroy and his return to Paris at the turn of the century.

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.

Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival at UA Cinema 70, 412 N. Chelton Ave., 473-7070. Over-18 only. $7.50. Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 16-26, 9:30 p.m.

Breckenridge Festival of Film with WNBC film critic Jeffrey Lyons. Call 970/453-6200. Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 16-19.

Gold Camp Film Festival, featuring more than 15 classic Western movies spanning 50 years, in Cripple Creek and Victor. Includes Tombstone, Conagher, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Unforgiven, City Slickers, and Buffalo Soldiers. 578-0906 Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-3.

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.

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

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 in town. Reading from his work in the Lodge at UCCS on Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. Signing his work at The Chinook Bookshop of Sat., Sept. 18, 4:30-6 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, one of the best-known contemporary poets in England, reading selections from her works, at Colorado College's Packard Hall. Free. Tues., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry at The Warehouse, 26 W. Cimarron St., 447-9039. Poets and listeners welcome. Tues., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Timothy Murphy, a corporate farmer and businessman, and the only student at Yale to be given a three-year tutorial by Robert Penn Warren, reading selections from his works, in Colorado College's Max Kade Theatre Free. Wed., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Nancy Wood reading, discussing and signing Thunderwoman, nominated by The Los Angeles Times for the 1999 Best Fiction Award, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sun., Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Adrienne Rich reading from her recent book, Midnight Salvage, 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 Clay Prints, an exhibit by participants in Michael Cellan's clay prints class, a technique that Cellan recently introduced to Colorado Springs, through Sept. 26. Opening reception: Sept. 10, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. FOCUS: 24 Hours in the Pikes Peak Region, an exhibit of the photographs taken between noon July 24 and noon July 25. Some photos are featured in this issue of the Independent. Opening reception: Sept. 10, 5-8 p.m.

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. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century offering an exhibit on the BAA and the CSFAC School of Art through Oct. 17. Efectos del Pas: Hispanic Weaving of Colorado and New Mexico through Oct. 31. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, Sept. 25 through Nov. 28. Master Drawings: 700 Years of Inspiration 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.

Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue at Acoma Street in downtown Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums featuring works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, and Cassatt in the largest presentation of European impressionists ever shown in the Rocky Mountain region. Oct. 2 through Dec. 12.

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.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Art Gallery, 324 Beckers Lane, 685-9045. Mon.-Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rug Art -- Navajo Weavings, through Sept. 30.

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.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Open: Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Ed White and Lea Brown, through Sept. 25.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 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, 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. Reception with the artist: Fri., Sept. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

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.

Docent guided tour of downtown's new sculpture by the Fine Arts Center, 634-5581. Meet at the northwest corner of Acacia Park. Sun., Sept. 12, 1 p.m.

Mountain Arts Art Exhibit and Sale at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. Open to public viewing Wed.-Fri., Sept. 15-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., Sept. 20-24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reception on Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:30-9 p.m.

Gallery Discussion on Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century, an exhibit on the Broadmoor Art Academy and the CSFAC School of Art during the 1930s through the 1950s, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Thurs., Sept. 16, noon.

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.

Art for the Sangres Show and Sale at the Historic Pines Ranch in Westcliffe with proceeds benefiting the San Isabel Foundation, a land trust. Art preview: 2-4 p.m. Reception: 4 p.m. Sale: 6 p.m. Admission, $15-$20. Call 719/783-3018 or visit www.sanisabel.org. Sat., Sept. 25.

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ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Scott Allegrucci and Brigitta DePree, the two-person cast in Smokebrush's Colorado Catechism, and a review of 6 Degrees of Abstraction at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake. Sat., Sept. 11, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Sept. 14, 10:30 p.m.

Jeff Foxworthy in concert 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.

George Lopez and Richard Jeni and Kathleen Madigan at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Lopez: Sept. 9-11. Jeni: Sept. 23-25. Madigan: Sept.. 29 through Oct. 3.

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.

Woodland Park's Fall Citywide Yard Sale with over 70 families participating in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 687-9885. Sat., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cemetery Crawl sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society and Pikes Peak National Bank so you can hear the stories of some of our famous ancestors. $2-$5, to benefit the History Center. Sat.-Sun., Sat.-Sun., Sept. 11-12, 4-6 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.

Beautiful Beginnings, a bridal and fashion show at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel. Fashion shows at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Free. Call 476-1628 for more. Sun., Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Autumn Home and Garden Show at the World Arena, 576-2626. Admission TBA. Fri., Sept. 17, 1-7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 6 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.

Fifth annual Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the U.S. Air Force Academy Field House. Entry fee: $20, adults; $10, kids. Call 476-1675 for more. Sun., Sept. 19.

Economic Sanctions Against Iraq: What, Why and Who, an evening of dialogue and action featuring Kathy Kelly, founder of Voices in the Wilderness, and Phyllis Bennis, policy expert at the Institute of Policy Studies, in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade Ave. 632-6189. Thurs., Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

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.

Second annual Beach Volleyball for Babies, a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes, at the Sand Pits Volleybar and Grille, 5910 Omaha Blvd. Call 473-9981 for registration information. Sat., Sept. 25.


STUFF FOR KIDS

Wormology at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For ages 3 and up. Sat., Sept. 11, 1-1:45 p.m.

Super Saturday Farm and Barn at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, at Exit 156A. Tour the 1890s farm site and learn about the dairy that was once there. Sat., Sept. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rainbow Kids, a children's touring performing group, holding its semi-annual auditions at 7344 Colonial Drive, Fountain. Music includes routines from the '30s through the '60s, some Broadway, and some modern, country and western. 526-1264. Tues., Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Reiki workshops offered at the Eastco Holistic Center, 2211 W. Colorado Ave., 478-3107. Level I on Sat., Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Level II on Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lesbian Health and Safety Forum sponsored by Equality Colorado and Planned Parenthood at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside Drive. The forum on Wed., Sept. 15, is for service providers who deal with same-sex domestic violence and provide health care for lesbians. The forum on Thurs., Sept. 16, is for the public to address STDs, HIV/AIDS, hormonal issues, breast cancer, domestic violence and other safety issues. Both run 6-9 p.m. Call 227-8545 for more.

1999 Women of Color Conference on HIV and AIDS in Denver. Offering "Safer Sex in the '90s" and "Domestic Violence and HIV" workshops in English and Spanish. Also offering "HIV Prevention for Teens," "Reaching Rural Latina Women in Colorado," "HIV and Pregnancy" and many more workshops. Day-care provided. Limited scholarships available. Call 303/837-0166 Ext. 403. Para Espaol, llame a Georgia a Ext. 404. Sat., Sept. 18.

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.

Fifth annual Alzheimer's Association 1999 Memory Walk, a 5K event to benefit Colorado Springs individuals with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers, beginning in Antler's Park. To register, call 266-8773. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 a.m.

Fifth annual Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the U.S. Air Force Academy Field House. Entry fee: $20, adults; $10, kids. Call 476-1675 for more. Sun., Sept. 19, 8 a.m.

Grief Recovery workshop at the Woodmen Valley Chapel Fellowship Hall, 477 Woodmen Road, 599-8652. Eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more, call 599-8652 Ext. 243.

Guided hike from Upper Columbine down to the Starsmore Discovery Center. For adults and children over 10 accompanied by adults. Call for reservations, 578-6146. Sun., Sept. 12, 1-3:30 p.m.

Autumn Sky Party, with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at Fox Run Regional Park. View the stars through powerful telescopes. Free, but reservations are required, 520-6387. Fri., Sept. 17.


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.

Ponderosa Pine Mulch available through the Black Forest Slash and Mulch Program, a wildfire mitigation and recycling program. On Herring Road, one block south of Shoup Road. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through Sept. 12.

Novel Indoor Plants, a workshop featuring an introduction to new varieties of indoor plants and tips for keeping house plants healthy and happy through the fall and winter by Monica Katsos of Phelan Gardens. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free, 531-6333. Wed., Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

The Racial Regulation of Intimacy in the United States by Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Free. Tues., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Wills, Bills and Other Legal Thrills, a free seminar for seniors or their families by attorney Bart Rice at Alterra Wynwood, 2780 Vickers Drive. Call 598-0400 for reservations. Thurs., Sept. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

Student Success Workshops offered by Pikes Peak Community College. 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. Tips for Taking Notes: on the Rampart Range Campus, Mon., Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.; on the Centennial Campus, Tues. Sept. 28, 1-3 p.m. Stress Management Hints: on the Rampart Range Campus, Mon. Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m.; on the Centennial Campus, Tues. Oct. 5, 1-3 p.m. All free, 540-7129.

, 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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