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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.

Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentihomme by Theatreworks at UCCS, 262-3232. $15, general admission. $5, students. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturday matinees on Oct. 16 and 23. Runs Oct. 1-24.

The Colorado Catechism by Vincent J. Cardinal 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 through Oct. 2.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Runs October 8-24.

Master Class, winner of three 1996 Tony Awards, including Best Play, in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Sat., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

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

The Real Thing, a Tony Award-winning comedy by Tom Stoppard, by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers in the Centennial Campus Mainstage Theatre. Call 540-7314 for more information. Runs Nov. 17 through Dec. 12.

Cats presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $25.50-$43. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21.


AUDITIONS AND NOTICES

Fort Carson's School of the Arts announcing auditions. For Alky, a play about teens and alcohol, on Fri., Oct. 1, 4-6 p.m. For Babes in Toyland, a musical, on Tues., Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. For more, call Jennifer at 382-3840.

Playwriting contest by the KCME Radio Theatre. Scripts must conform to a half-hour length, should include sound effects and music cues and must be original. The winning script will be produced and broadcast on March 9, 2000. Call 471-3866 for entry information. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners. Deadline: Nov. 1.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

A Hotel on Marvin Gardens, by Nagle Jackson, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Runs Sept. 23 through Oct. 30.

Riff Raff by Lawrence Fishburne, performed by the Shadow Theatre Company. $15. Call 303/837-9355. Opens Sept. 23.

Swingtime Canteen presented by Denver Center Attractions, in the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Preview performances, Sept. 21-23; $15. Call 800/641-1222. Opens Sept. 24 for an open-ended engagement; $29-$34.

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.

Suddenly Last Summer, a one-act play by Tennessee Williams, at the Germinal Stage Denver. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Runs through Oct. 10.

Art, the 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Play, starring Judd Hirsh, presented by Denver Center Attractions, in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$55, 800/641-1222. Opens Oct. 12.

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

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, an absurdist comedy by Steve Martin, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $ TBA. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Open-ended run begins Nov. 12.

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.


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. 25, 8 p.m.

Rampart Ramblers Square Dance Club offering modern square dance lessons at Odd Fellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $3 per person. Sundays. Registration closes Sept. 26. Call 574-6664 for more.

Motion Studies offering Art of Movement classes on Thursdays, 7-8:15 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., combining Pilates, Vinyasa Yoga and Laban to develop strength, flexibility, grace in movement; The Method Matwork, a traditional Pilates mat class on Mondays, 7:15-8:15 a.m., and a Vinyasa Yoga class on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 a.m., and Fridays, 7-8:15 p.m. 310-B S. 8th St.. $8-$10/class. To register, call 635-7844.


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.

Speed Martini, acoustic rockers, in the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5. Thurs., Sept. 23, 10 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.

Langdon Auger, guitar-drive rock, in the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5. Fri., Sept. 24, 10 p.m.

Local ska and punk bands performing free show in Acacia Park, downtown Colorado Springs. Lineup includes Ghetto Cherubs, Secret Sauce, the Lab Rats, King Slender, Walking Distance and Lights Out. Sat., Sept. 25, noon to 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.

Looks Like Me at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $TBA. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Sept. 26, 9 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.

The Boulevards at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Oct. 9, 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. $45-$60. Mon., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Bugs Henderson at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., Oct. 15, 9 p.m.

Shades at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Oct. 16, 9 p.m.

Manowar with Six Feet Under and Last Supper 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.

Kim Lenz and the Jaguars, the hottest female rockabilly singer on the circuit, at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Oct. 23, 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.

Jonny 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.

O.C. Supertones with All Star United, Plankeye, and 180 at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Tues., Nov. 16, 7 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.

Black Oak Arkansas as part of the second annual Biker Appreciation Day at the Buffalo Rose Saloon, Golden. $10, 303/279-5190. Sat., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

The Church at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Sat., Sept. 25, 8 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. Wed., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Mercyful Fate with Nevermore and Amorphis at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Over-21 show. Wed., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Catie Curtis with Karen Capaldi at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $12, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Leftover Salmon celebrating their new release, The Nashville Sessions, at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m.

They Might Be Giants at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $20, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.

Squeeze at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $23.75-$26.25, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

Robben Ford. At the Bluebird Theater, Denver, $15, on Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $15.75, on Sat., Oct. 9, 9 p.m. Call 303/440-7666.

The Kinsey Report at Larimer 21, Denver. $TBA, 303/296-1577. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 8-9, 9 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.

Immolation with Corruption and Mentally Murdered at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $7-$8, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 18, 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.

The Pietasters with Spring Healed Jack and Pilfers at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 520-9090. All ages. Thurs., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

Rock and Rock Revival with Lesley Gore, Sam the Sham, Brian Hyland, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and Little Eva at the Pueblo Memorial Auditorium, Pueblo. $22-$40, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

John Paul Jones, bass and keyboardist for Led Zeppelin, on his first solo tour, at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 303/830-2525. Sat., Oct. 23.

Zap Mama at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $21, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

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.

moe. at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15, 303/786-7030. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 12-13, 7 p.m.

Ricky Martin at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38-$98, 520-9090. Sun., Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m.

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

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

Mary Flower sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Acoustic concert featuring kids and teens at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9246. $2. Kids under 12, free. Sun., Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

County Cork with Brendan's Irish Dancers at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9246. Sat., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Inca Son, performing traditional music from Latin America, 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., Oct. 7.

Black Rose, the group that inspired the Black Rose Acoustic Society, at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.

E-Town with Patti Larkin at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Lucinda Williams with The Bottlerockets at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $29, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.


JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

Zydego Whydego performing Southern swing in the new greenhouse dance hall at the Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla St., 636-3258. $2. Fri., Sept. 24, 6:30-10 p.m.

United States Air Force Band of the Rockies Falconaires Jazz Ensemble performing with Norman Leyden of the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. Free, but tickets required; 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 26, 2 p.m.

Cesaria Evora, the "barefoot diva" from the Cape Verde Islands, whose voice has been compared to Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, at the Historic Paramount Theatre, Denver. $19-$26, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Mon., Sept. 27, 5 p.m., Nat Yarborough Trio. Tues., Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m., TBA.

Rockin' in Rhythm, The Music of Duke Ellington at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $ TBA, 303/786-7030. Tues., Sept. 28, 7 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.

Bill Frisell's New Quartet at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $18-$22.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

21st annual Summit Jazz offering traditional jazz in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver. $25-$90, 303/674-4190. Four sessions: Fri., Oct. 1, 7-12 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Al Di Meola at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $25-$32.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

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.

Steve Waechter performing classical guitar as part of the 1999 Colorado Springs Guitar Society's concert series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$10. Fri., Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

Bright Light! Broadway, all your favorites from Broadway musical masterpieces, kicking off the Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops Series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 24-25, 8 p.m.

United States Air Force Band of the Rockies presenting the Fine Arts Chamber Series with Technical Sergeant Heike Lund on clarinet and Technical Sergeant Karl Bradley on bass trombone in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Free. Tues., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Superman and Supermen by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Daugherty's Oh, Lois!, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. $8-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m.

I Love Piano, the opening of the Pueblo Symphony 1999-2000 season, featuring Australian pianist Bernard Walz, at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Hall. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Diane Bish, "First Lady of the Organ," in concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $13. Sat., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. .


MISCELLANEOUS MUSIC

Music History (and a whole lot more!) by the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative with instructor David Sckolnik. $79. Tuesdays, Sept. 28 through Nov. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 633-9373 for more.

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. 23-26, 9:30 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. Tues. Sept. 28: Die Grosse Liebe, directed by Rolf Hansen, about the whirlwind romance between singer Hanna Holberg and Lieutenant Paul Wendlandt that was cut short when Hitler invaded Russia. Free. 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Book Fair to benefit the Pueblo Symphony at USC, 4300 N. Freeway. Music performed throughout the afternoon. Sun., Sept. 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Kent Meyers from South Dakota and Kathleen Alcala from Washington presenting their books The River Warren and Flower in the Skull, respectively, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m.

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

Read the Book, See the Movie Group discussing Beloved by Toni Morrison at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Tues., Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Group at the Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Dr. This month: Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe. Free. Tues., Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Great Books Discussions at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Discussing Great Speeches by Abraham Lincoln. Thurs., Oct. 14, 6:45-9 p.m.

Jillian Lund reading and signing Way Out West Lives a Coyote Named Frank at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sat., Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

Western Heritage Days, an expanded version of the Pikes Peak Library's Cowboy Poetry Gathering, featuring a number of free programs at branch libraries on the West. At the Penrose Library: Cowboy Poetry Open Mike. Also includes: a Range and Ranch Supper Show, $20, at the East Library on Fri., Oct. 1, 6 p.m.; David Wilkie and "Cowboy Celtic," $18, at the Colorado Music Hall on Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. See Special Events section for more. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1201 for more.

Women Writers Retreat, designed for 8 currently unpublished women who love to write. $149, 262-0810. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 2-3.

Sandy Butler, author of Train Your Dog in One Hour, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Watch her in action as she trains a dog on the spot. Sat., Oct. 16, 1 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.

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, through Oct. 16.

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. Public opening, Fri., Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.

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. Quilts and Woodworking, Oct. 2 through Nov. 13.

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 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.

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. 25 ,Oct. 9 and 16, 10 a.m. to 2 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.

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.

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. 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. Through Sept. 31.

Velez Ltd Downtown, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Exhibiting the work of Diana Lucero, Zia Pueblo artist. Reception: Fri., Sept. 24, 3-8 p.m. Show runs Sept. 25-26, 10:30-6 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. Reception with the artists on Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m.


ART ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

Mountain Arts Art Exhibit and Sale at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. Thurs.-Fri., Sept. 23-24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

O'hoho, the African American arts organization, presenting Images in Black and White at the Tutmose Academy, 1205 Shasta Drive. Free. Fri., Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

13th annual "A Rainbow of Glass" Glass Show and Sale featuring Depression Era glass, collectibles and pottery at the City Auditorium, southwest corner of Weber and Kiowa. $4. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Hull, professor of painting and drawing at UC-Denver, speaking on drawing as an unheralded medium, in conjunction with a number of Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center exhibits, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Sat., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.

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.

Gallery Talk with artists in the Something New exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Wed., Sept. 29, noon.

Call for entries for the 1999 Fall Festival of Fine Art by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Seeking 2- and 3-dimensional work. Deadline: Oct. 1. Call 481-0475 for more. Reception: Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m.

First Friday, a "mindfully soul experience" for professionals, artists and friends to network and communicate in an atmosphere "trimmed with music, art and expression," at the Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. $6, includes buffet and entertainment. Fri., Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m.

26th annual Christmas Crafts Fair by the Palmer Lake Art Group, composed of over 80 members, at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, off of Exit 161 on I-25. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Tri-Lake art student scholarships. Sat., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.


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ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Michael Herst, creator of the first-ever Gold Camp Film Fest, and a review of the Star Bar Players' A Few Good Men. Sat., Sept. 25, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Sept. 28, 10:30 p.m. Also, an interview with Lucas Richman, a candidate for the position of conductor with the Colorado Springs Symphony, on Thurs., Sept. 30, 11 a.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.

Celebrate Technology Youth Day for students in grades seven through twelve and their parents at Pikes Peak Community College's Rampart Range Campus. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region K9 5K/Petfest in the Antlers Park behind the Antlers Adams Mark Hotel downtown. Includes contests, exhibits. $30 registration includes t-shirt, doggie bandanna, and snack foods Call 473-1741 for more, or visit www.K95Kpetfest.org. Sat., Sept. 25, 8 a.m. Rain or shine.

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.

Ninth annual Hemp Festival, in Acacia Park, downtown. Features music, speakers and vendors. Free. 632-0746. Sun., Setp. 26, noon to 6 p.m.

Durango Cowboy Gathering offering a Cowboy Ball, cowboy poetry and music, a cowboy parade, storytelling and folklore, a Western photographic workshop and art exhibit, in Durango. Call 970/259-2165 for more. Sept. 30 through Oct. 3.

Circus Chimera, an "animal-free circus," a one-ring show under a big blue top in The Citadel mall parking lot. $6-$14, 888/ONE-RING. Thurs., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 1, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Third annual Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, a Bavarian-style festival in Woodland Park, offering German foods, dancing, bands, beer and a German market. Admission: $2.50-$3. 687-9885. Fri., Oct. 1, 5-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, noon to 11 p.m.

Oktoberfest 99 on two consecutive weekends in October at the Penrose Equestrian Center's Indoor Arena, 1045 W. Rio Grande Ave., 520-SPUR. Offering food, entertainment, an arts and crafts fair, and of course, beer. $5. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 1-9, 5 p.m. to midnight.

Golf Tournament to benefit the United Way at the Eisenhower Golf Club at the Air Force Academy. $100, 632-1543 Ext. 35. Fri., Oct. 1, 1:30 p.m.

Western gala to benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame as part of the Gold Camp Film Festival in Cripple Creek, featuring Lee Horsely. Call 686-9249. Sat., Oct. 2, 7-10 p.m.

Celebration Home Tours by the Junior League of Colorado Springs showcasing a million dollar, 8000 square foot home on Stratton Preserve. $5. Proceeds benefit the League's youth projects and The Way Home Foundation, which provided housing opportunities for qualified families. Open Thursdays and Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 3.

Western Heritage Days, an expanded version of the Pikes Peak Library's Cowboy Poetry Gathering, featuring a number of free programs at branch libraries on the West. At the East Library and Information Center: "The Trail Drover and His Regalia" by Sky Shivers and cowdog Miss Kitty on Sat., Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.; "Pioneer Foods" on the tools used to prepare prairie plants and varmints on Sat., Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m.; "The Brindle Cow: A Storytelling Workshop" by Sky Shivers on Mon., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.; "Booger Red," a fast-paced musical history of a young cowboy and his sweetheart for the family on Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. "A Day in the Life of a Homesteader's Kid" on toys, tools, clothing and the daily culture of late 19th century kids on Wed., Oct. 6, 1 p.m.; At the Penrose Library: Cowboy Poetry Open Mike; and "Kilts in the West: Scottish Influence in Western America" by performer Maggie May Sharp. Also includes: a Range and Ranch Supper Show, $20, at the East Library on Fri., Oct. 1, 6 p.m.; David Wilkie and "Cowboy Celtic," $18, at the Colorado Music Hall on Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1201 for more.

A Festival of Champions, an inclusive family event featuring tours of the Olympic Training Center, meetings with athletes, a silent auction and light supper. Proceeds benefit PEAK Parent Center's efforts to create new possibilities for children with disabilities. $5-$7, 531-9400. Sun., Oct. 10, 5-8 p.m.

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STUFF FOR KIDS

11th annual Family Day at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, off of I-25 at Exit 156A, 488-0880. $3-$6. Children under 5, free. Sun., Sept. 26, noon to 4 p.m.

Kids' Climb Time at the Sport Climbing Center, 4650 Northpark Drive, 260-1050. Offering belayed supervision for kids at least 6 years old. Parents need not be present. $15, includes harness. Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations required by Wednesday.

22nd annual Children's Playhouse Series opening with The Little Mermaid at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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STUFF FOR SENIORS

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.

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. The Rocky Mountain Banjos on Tues., Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. How to Manage Your Investments in the middle of Chaos on Tues., Sept. 28, 10-11 a.m. Leadville Scenic Railroad Trip, $30, on Tues., Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Edlerhostel Q&A session on Wed., Sept. 29, 1 p.m.

IJake Norton presenting a slide show on the 1924 Everest expedition by Mallory and Irvine, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak. Call 633-0732 for more. $3 donation. Thurs., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 10K volksmarch starting at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Drive. Shorter distances also available. Call 591-8193. Fri., Sept. 24, 5-7:30 p.m. start time.

WaterQuest, a festival to celebrate this precious resource, at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, 578-7088. Free. Sat., Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rope the Rockies Team Roping at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St., 520-6711. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 25-26.

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.


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SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 477-2100. Vs. Michigan State University: Sat., Oct. 9, 7:35 p.m. Vs. Wilfrid Laurier University: Sat., Oct. 16, 7:35 p.m.

Air Force Falcons Football home games in the Air Force Academy Stadium. $20-$56, 472-1895. Season tickets and family plans available. 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.

Trails and Open Space Coalition sponsoring hikes on private property in Red Rock Canyon on Saturdays and Sundays to raise public support for the purchase of the property. The 2.5 hour hike is moderate to strenuous. Bring water and rain gear. Call 578-9155 for more. Saturdays at 9 a.m. Sundays at 1 p.m.

Star Watch sponsored by the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/560-STAR. Fri., Sept. 24, dusk.

Fall Festival at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Includes pumpkin pie, music, storytelling, Arctic wolf pups, crafts, cider, and slide programs. Hikes at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Folk tales at 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a moderate to vigorous hike up Pancake Rocks on Sat., Sept. 25, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Full Moon Mountain Biking on the Santa Fe Trail. Easy 12-mile tour. Reservations, 520-6387. Fri., Sept. 24, 7:30-9 p.m.

The World of the Wapiti (Elk) at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Wapiti watches on Sept. 23 and 25, Oct. 2 and 9, 6-8 p.m.; $2 entrance fee. In-depth seminar on Sun., Oct. 3, noon to 8 p.m.; $20-$25. Call 719/748-3253.


GARDENING

David Salzman of High Country Gardens speaking on "Next Year's Garden: Ideas for the Front Range" at the Horticultural Arts Society annual Founders Memorial Lecture at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$12. Sat., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.

Pikes Peak Farmers Market. On Saturdays, in Old Colorado City, at 24th St., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ending Oct. 2. On Saturdays at Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., ending Oct. 2. On Mondays in Acacia Park downtown, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ending Oct. 4. On Thursdays in Memorial Park at Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ending Oct. 7.

Kathleen Marriage, Pioneer Plantswoman, a presentation by the Horticultural Arts Society on the woman who founded Upton Gardens in 1916, at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Wed., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

The Edgar Cayce Legacy on ideas toward a more holistic approach to health and healing discussed at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Thurs., Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Meditation Seminar with Sant Thakar Singh at the Susan B. Anthony House at the Unitarian Church, 731 N. Cascade Ave. Free. 685-0503. Sat., Sept. 25, 11 a.m.

Peace Retreat Happening at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Suggested donation: $10/hour. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Inter-religious Prayer for World Peace at the Benet Pines Retreat Center, 15780 Highway 83, 495-2574. A series of prayer services have been held every hundred days until the year 2000. This is the last in the series. Sat., Sept. 25, noon to 3 p.m.

11th annual Medical Ethics Conference addressing "End of Life Care: Dilemmas of Passage," presented by the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation at the Broadmoor International Center. Call 635-9057 for more. Thurs., Sept. 30.

Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful launching a citywide cleanup effort at Monument Valley Park Formal Gardens at Bijou and West View Place on Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. Seeking volunteers 16 and over. Call 577-9111 for more.

Fall Flea Market Fundraiser sponsored by the Housing Advocacy Coalition in the northeast corner of the Montgomery Wards parking lot, Bijou and Parkside. Vendor spaces available for $5-$10. Donations accepted. Call 634-0738 for more. Sat., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Animal Defense Sale at 1225 Babcock Road with a large assortment of items. Proceed benefit the RMAD. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 3.

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