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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., 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. Love! Valour! Compassion! ; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 7-9, 8 p.m, with matinee on Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Then The Eye of the Gull; Wed.-Sat., Oct. 13-16, 8 p.m, with matinee on Oct. 16, 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.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Catwife, a tale of horror that will not please cat lovers or angry husbands, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

Calamity Jane Tells Her Tale presented by the Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center, Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road. Free. Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Greater Tuna by the Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $8.50-$10, 687-5284. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 15-23, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17 and 24, 2 p.m.

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 daily at 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 20-24.

All My Sons, written by Arthur Miller, performed by the Air Force Academy Bluebards in Arnold Hall. $6-$8, 3333-4497. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 24, 2 p.m.

Stand-up Tragedy, a play about a teacher and his students at a Hispanic Catholic school, presented by Colorado College's Drama and Dance department in Armstrong Theater, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. $5. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 21-23, 8 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 through Oct. 24.

Class Act, "a rollicking take on the economy," by First Strike Theatre at the Lon Chaney Theater, southwest corner of Kiowa and Weber. $5-$8, though noone turned away for lack of funds. 632-6189. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 29 through Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

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

Star Bar Players is taking director proposals for Private Lives by Noel Coward. Mail to P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, 80901, or call 573-7411. Deadline: Oct. 15.

Fort Carson's School of the Arts announcing auditions for Babes in Toyland, a musical, on Tues., Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. For more, call Jennifer at 382-3840.

The Repertory Theater Company of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., holding auditions for its production of Scrooge!, which will run Dec. 3-19. Call 634-5583 for more.

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.

Assembly Theatrics, a new theater company that tours schools, announcing auditions. Adults and older teens welcome. Actors are paid. Call 328-0206.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

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. 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.

The Ice Fishing Play, a surreal comedy by Kevin Kling, at the Aurora Fox, Aurora. $16, 303/361-2910. Through Oct. 16.

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.

Riff Raff by Lawrence Fishburne, performed by the Shadow Theatre Company. $15. Call 303/837-9355. Fridays and Saturdays, though Oct. 16

Chicago, the "drop dead Broadway musical," in the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $10-$55, 800/641-1222. Oct. 19-24.

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

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. Through Oct. 23.

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

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. Through Oct. 30.

The Beauty of Queen Leenane, by Martin McDonagh, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Through Oct. 30.

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.

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.

Corpus Christi, a controversial play about a young, gay man and his twelve "disciples" by Terrence McNally, at the Theatre On Broadway, Denver. $10-$18, 303/860-9360. Through Nov. 27.

Phantom of the Opera in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$67.50, 800/641-1222. Eight new performances scheduled to meet the demand. December 1, 1999, through January 8, 2000.


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.

TANGOkinesis, from Buenos Aires. At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, $15, 719/542-1211, on Thurs., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. At the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 11-13.


PUBLIC DANCE

Contra Dance sponsored by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Chris Kermiet calling. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.

Flamenco for adults at Counterpoint Studio, at Willamette & Royer. Wear long skirt, character shoes, castenets. $20/month or $6/session. Call 475-0625 for more. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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 tradtional 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. Through Oct. 10.

Women in Tap: Taps Are Talking, by choreographer Ellie Sciarra, at the Nomad Theatre, Boulder. $13.50-$15.50, 303/786-7030. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Nov. 5-14.

Hash Brown with The New Mules at Jose Muldoons, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

Blind Innocence with Leer at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. Sat., Oct. 9, 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.

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

Looks Like Me at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. 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 1 and Filth Industry at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All-ages show. $11, in advance. Sat., Oct. 16, 9 p.m.

Genitorturers with Electric Hellfire Club at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., Oct. 18, 8 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.

Bonefarm with Sinister Creed and Mystic Rose at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $5. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.

Smack with Faceless at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.

Mackeel at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. $4. Mon.-Tues., Oct. 25-26.

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

Godsmack with Jim Rose Circus and Reveille at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $18.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7:30 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.

Oak Ridge Boys at the Air Force Academy. $15-$21, 333-4497. Sat., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

DRI with All Out War and Tree at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.

Looks Like Me releasing their debut CD at Sam Goody in the Chapel Hills Mall on Fri., Dec. 11, 6 p.m

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

Merl Saunders and Melvin Seals at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $15.75, 303/443-3399. 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.

Weird Al Yankovic. At the Buell Theater, Denver, $22.50-$32.50, on Sat., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. At the Lincoln Center, Denver, $24.50, on Sun., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-9090.

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

Tom Waits at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $59-$69, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 12-13.

Del Tha Funky Homosapien at the Fox Theater, Boulder. All ages. $14, 303/443-3399. Tues., Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

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

Gov't Mule at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $16.75, 303/443-3399. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 14-15, 9 p.m.

SOLD OUT 311 at the Aggie Theater, Odgen Theater and Fox Theater, Oct. 15-17.

John Popper Band with Chris Perez Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $22, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 15, 8 p.m.

Maceo Parker with The Funky Meters and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $23, 303/837-0360. Sat., Oct. 16, 6 p.m.

Public Enemy at the Gothic Theatre, Denver. $23.75, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 17, 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.

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals with Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 19, 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.

Garbage in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $25-$28, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Les Nubians at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Thurs., Oct. 21, 9 p.m.

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.

Phil Lesh & Friends at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 21-23, 8 p.m.

Mr. Bungle at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $21, 303/443-3399. Fri., Oct. 22, 9 p.m.

Margaret Cho at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $35, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 23, 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.

Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $19, 303/443-3399. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.

Steve Vai with Eric Sardinas at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Sun., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.

Family Values Tour with Limp Bizkit, Filter, Method Man/Redman, Primus and System of a Down at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

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

Long Beach Dub Allstars with G. Love and Special Sauce at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Mission UK with Gene Love Jezebel and Mike Peters at the LoDo Music Hall, Denver. $15-$20, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 30.

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.

Pet Shop Boys in the Auditorium Theatre, Denver. $28.50-$39.50, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

Jonny Lang with Nina Storey at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

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

Kid Rock with Powerman 2000 at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 303/837-0360. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

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

Amy Grant Christmas with Nashvill Symphony Orchestra, Michael Smith, and Point of Grace at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$52.50, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 14, 7 p.m..

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

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.

David Wilkie and "Cowboy Celtic" at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $18. Fri., Oct. 8, 7 p.m.

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.

Community Singers Concert at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. Free. 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. At the Ogden Theater, Denver, 520-9090, on Mon., Oct. 11. At the Boulder Theatre, Boulder, $29, 303/786-7030, on Tues., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Omar Faruk Teklibek at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/786-7030. Sun., Oct. 24, 9 p.m.


JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

Al Di Meola at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $25-$32.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 8, 7 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. Sun., Oct. 10, 2-5 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Mon., Oct. 11, 5 p.m., Ron Miles. Tues., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m., Nat Yarborough Quartet.

Hazel Miller at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Tues., Oct. 19, 7:30-11:30 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

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.

Da Vinci Quartet opening its 1999/2000 season with a performance of Shostakovich, Loeffler and Beethoven in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $16-$20. Season tickets available for $60-$70. Sat., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.

High Altitude Trombone Quartet at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free. Sat., Oct. 9, 7 p.m.

Family Classics by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Offering a Renaissance-themed performance. $ TBA, 520-SHOW. Sun., Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m.

Opera Colorado's Madama Butterfly in Temple Buelle Theater on Feb. 12, 15, 18 and 20. Tickets now on sale. Call 800/841-1222.


MUSIC news

Colorado Springs Recorder Society presenting "English Country Music" by Steve Winograd in Colorado College's Packard Hall, Room 21. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., Oct. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

22nd Denver International Film Festival sponsored by the Denver Film Society, 303/321-FILM (3456). Offering 120 films and many film makers will be present. Screenings: $7.50. Other packages available for the opening and closing night partys. Visit www.denverfilm.org for more. Oct. 7-14.

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., Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Mnchhausen, a 1943 film on the legendary, free-spirited Baron Munchhausen.

On the Waterfront as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

The Twentieth Century: Profilers of American Life, a short film that captures the memories of people in their 80s, 90s and 100s, in UCCS' University Center, Room 110, 262-3450. Tues., Oct. 26, 12:15 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. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1201 for more.

Breaking into Freelance Writing, a workshop at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. $25-$30; call 685-1861 to register. Sat., Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Charly Heavenrich sharing his story "Dancing on the Edge: A Veteran River Guide Shares the Transforming Power of the Grand Canyon" with a slide show at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Oct. 10, 1 p.m.

The Travel Group discussing My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Wed., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Mary Jo Salter reading from her recent book in Colorado College's Gates Common Room. Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

James Fore reading and signing Tragedy and Triumph, his amazing story of experiences as an Air Force pilot in WWII, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 14, 2 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.

Great Books of the Century, a discussion group at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Discussing Love Medicine by Louise Erdich. Thurs., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.

Open mike poetry night at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Fri., Oct. 15, 7 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.

Better Book Sale at the Old Colorado City Branch on Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

S.L. Rottman Signing her new book for young adults, Head Above Water, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195, on Sun., Oct. 17, 1 p.m. Visiting the Fountain Branch of the PPLD, 531-6333, on Tues., Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Visiting the East Library on Thurs., Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Local science fiction author Kevin Anderson and Brian Herbert, son of Frank Herbert, author of Dune, offering up their prequel to the book, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., Oct. 18, 5:30-7 p.m.

JoAnna Lund sharing recipes from her book Make a Joyful Table at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Tues., Oct. 19, 7 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., 590-1700. Wed., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group discussing The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Wed., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Colorado Women Playwriters' Festival accepting new, unproduced scripts from Colorado women. Full-length and one-act plays accepted. Send script and SASE to: CWPF, c/o Industrial Arts Festival, P.O. Box 40066, Denver, CO, 80204-0066. Deadline: Oct. 31.

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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. Featuring Scenes Around the Springs, an exhibit by Richard Williams, through Oct. 30. Artist demonstration on Sat., Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m.

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 The Once and Future Queen, a mixed media exhibit by Denver artist and former gallery member Sheila Olson, through Oct. 10.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 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, through Nov. 28. Master Drawings: 700 Years of Inspiration from the Worcester Art Museum, through Nov. 28.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Quilts and Woodworking, through Nov. 13.

El Dorado Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. FeaturingTurning of the Leaves, an exhibit from which all proceeds benefit the Exchange Club, to prevent child abuse, through Oct. 17. Reception: Sun., Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m.

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.

High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, 1714 Brookwood Drive, 260-1080. Featuring works by local artist Terrilynn Zahatias. Reception on Sun., Oct. 10, 12:15-2 p.m.

Human Touch Gallery, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, except Tuesdays. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring visionary clay sculptures by Julie and Joshanna of Fire in Belly, through Oct. 30.

Manitou Springs Fine Art Castings and Gallery, 1136 Manitou Ave., 685-1588. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring new works by several regional and local artists.

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, 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 Glenda Kleinsasser and Jamie Howard, through October 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.

Western National Bank, 102 N. Cascade Ave., showcasing work from the Cheyenne Mountain High School's advanced placement studio art class through Oct. 26.


ART ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

1999 Fall Festival of Fine Art at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Reception on: Fri., Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m.

Fountains as Public Art, offering historical and local perspectives, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $3. Wed., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Gambling on the Arts, a casino night to benefit the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Black tie attire optional. $10-$12, 481-0475. Sat., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. to midnight.

What's Next? Sculptures and Public Art Perspectives, by a panel of sculptures in the region, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $3. Wed., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.


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ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Bernard Ewell, Springs-based art authenticator working on a newly-discovered painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, and a review of the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company's Phantom. Sat., Oct. 9, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Oct. 12, 10:30 p.m.

Comedy Night featuring Al Ducharme, a.k.a. Spanky, who has over 34 television appearances under his belt, at UCCS's University Center Pub, 262-3450. Fri., Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Suzanne Westenhoefer, the out and outlandish stand-up comedian, at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23.25, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Salute to the Arts and Our Western Heritage, an unusual and upscale party in the Indoor Arena at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande Ave., 520-6711. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation. $25-$30, 578-3366. Thurs., Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m.

Colorado College Asian Studies Program presenting two free events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, focusing on developments during the last half-century. On Thurs., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.: Harvard Professor Tony Saich on "Discos and Democracy in China: Falun Gong, NGOs and the State of the PRC" in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall. On Thurs., Oct. 14, 11 a.m.: CC Professors Cheek and Fennell on "Socialist China at 50: Will the Real Revolution Please Stand Up? in Packard Hall.

14th annual 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. 8-9, 5 p.m. to midnight.

Slim Rail Model Railroad Club holding its 16th annual show and swap meet at Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road. Includes 5 operating model railroads, how-to-do-it clinics, and more. $3. Free to kids under 12 with an adult. Sat., Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

Colorado Springs Cohousing, a community near downtown that will emphasize neighborliness, consensus decision making and ecological responsibiliy holding an orientation at the Boy Scouts of America, 525 E. Uintah St. Call 473-9466 for more. Sun., Oct. 10, 6 p.m.

5K Walk for Our Angels, a family event, to benefit the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Spinal Muscular Atrophy at Monument Valley Park. Sun., Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alternatives to the Present Public School System: How to Improve our Students Learning presented by Professor Paul Grogger at UCCS' University Center, Room 110, 262-3450. Tues., Oct. 12, 12:15 p.m.

Roundtables, informal discussion groups for women entrepreneurs, sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners, at the Old Town Guest House, 115 S. 26th St. $15-$20, includes luncheon catered by the Picnic Basket. For reservations, call 527-5082. Thurs., Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

23rd annual Southern Colorado Economic Empowerment Breakfast, a method for small vendors and suppliers to link up with large businesses, with speaker Patricia Barela Rivera of the Small Business Administration, at the Antler's Adams Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$20; call 575-4325 for reservations. Fri., Oct. 15, 7-10 a.m.

Metaphysical Celebration at the Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Daily admission, $4. Fri., Oct. 15, 1-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 16-17, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Seventh annual "Best of the Southern Hemisphere" Wine Tasting to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Southern Colorado at The Broadmoor hotel Lake Terrace Ballroom. $35-$40, 520-5711. Fri., Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m.

Self-guided Solar Homes Tours sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. Manitou Springs Tour and Colorado Springs/Monument/Blackforest Tour. Maps, $5. Call 685-5089 for more. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off 30th St. at the east entrance to the Garden of the Gods, 578-6777. Visit with wool spinners, see apple pressing demos. Silent auction of folk art. Admission free, but small fee for wagon rides, etc. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pacific Island Enchantment, the third annual luau presented by the Famagu'on Natibu Guam, Pacific Cultural Dancers, at the Disabled American Veterans Chaper 26, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. $7.50-$15; 390-8862. Sat., Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Homosexuality and the Bible, a 2-part workshop, at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, a church with prodominently gay and lesbian congregants, 1102 S. 21st. St., 634-3771. Sat., Oct. 16 and 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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STUFF FOR KIDS

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.

Rocky Mountain Theater Company holding auditions for a new teen Shakespeare troupe, ages 13-16; for Sing Out Colorado, a singing youth troupe, ages 5-13; and for three upcoming productions. Call 685-1192 for more.

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.

Mountain biking on the Santa Fe Trail. Easy 12-mile tour. Reservations, 520-6387. Sat., Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m.

Workshops for fitness instructors, potential and current, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Aerobic Certification Workshop on Sat., Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m. Intro to Step Workshop on Sun., Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. Cardio-Scupt Workshop on Sun., Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. Call 800/AEROBIC to pre-register.



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 Falcon Stadium. $20-$56, 472-1895. 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.

Holiday Festival on Ice featuring Kristi Yamaguchi, Kurt Browning, Todd Eldredge, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Brian Orser in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $33-$63, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 10.

Controlling Your Bugs -- The Natural Way at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Free. Call 578-7088 to reserve a space. Thurs., Oct. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.

Meadow Mountain Walks visiting Mission Wolf Sanctuary near Westcliffe. $10 donation requested. Sat., Oct. 9, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a moderate hike up Falcon Trail on Sat., Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

The World of Weasels and Their Kin at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required, 520-6387. Sat., Oct. 9, 1-2 p.m.

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., through Oct. 10.

Orienteering -- The Unlost Art at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, 578-7088. For adults and children over 10. Free. Call 578-7088 to reserve a space. Sat., Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


GARDENING

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.

Herbal salves, creams and oinments with herbalist Paula Randall at Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla. $15; call 636-3258 for reservations. Sat., Oct. 9, 9-11 a.m.

Estate Sale with hand-selected finds from all over the state at 1723 N. Tejon St. Sat., Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful seeking volunteers for educational programing, beautification projects and litter-free projects. Call 577-9111.

Pikes Peak Area Rotary Club seeking applicants for an opportunity to travel abroad and exchange vocational information with counterparts in their respective professions. 4 weeks stay. Applicant must be between 25 and 40. For more, call 594-3370. Deadline: Oct. 13.

PFLAG, a nonprofit support group for families and friends of lesbians and gays so that they may better understand homosexuality, meeting on the second Wednesday of every month. Call 757-8658. Next meeting: Wed., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Housing Advocacy Coalition holding a membership meeting at St. Mary Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Call 634-0738 for more. Sat., Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m.

Second annual Coats for Kids program sponsored by two local businesses. Bring in a new or used coat in good condition, Continental Cleaners will dry clean it, and Sanders Chiropractic will provide an initial office visit ($75 value), and the coats will be given to children at the Center for the Prevention for Domestic Violence. Call 475-2455 for more.

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