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Fourth annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $12. Twilight of the Golds, Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 21-23, 8 p.m. with matinee on Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

Greater Tuna by the Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $8.50-$10, 687-5284. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 24, 2 p.m.

Les Miserables presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $18-$53. Matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Evening performances daily at 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 21-24.

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.

Phantom presented by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $20-$22. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Special production interpreted in sign language on Oct. 22. Runs through Oct. 24.

Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme 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 matinee on Oct. 23. Runs through Oct. 24.

"...and this is my significant bother" , a production based on various short stories by James Thurber, presented by Buntport Theater, Colorado College's alumni-based theater company, in CC's Armstrong Hall, Room 32, northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Sun.-Tues., Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.

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 no one turned away for lack of funds. 632-6189. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 29 through Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

You Can't Take It With You at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $12-$15. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 through Dec. 4.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Murder in Studio One, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Nov. 11, 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.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Theater presenting The Wild Flowering of Chastity by Dutton Foster. Audience participation encouraged. Includes sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville-style "olio." Reservations: 685-5104. Family-style dinner and show: $21.50, 6 p.m. Show only: $11.50, 8:30 p.m. Discounts available. Tues.-Sat., through Dec. 31.


AUDITIONS AND NOTICES

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.

Upstart Performing Ensemble holding auditions at the Warehouse Restaurant for Godspell -- A Musical based on the Gospel of Matthew, its Christmas show. Seeking 4 actors and 4 actresses who are energetic and can sing. Call 636-5089 for more. Sun., Nov. 7, 1-5 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 8, 7-10 p.m.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

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.

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

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.

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe featuring Lily Tomlin in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $25-$50. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7, 8 p.m.

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

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

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.

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Nov. 26 through Dec. 24.

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.

Swingtime Canteen presented by Denver Center Attractions, in the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29-$34; 800/641-1222. Runs indefinitely.

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.

1999 Marlboro Noches de Baile (Night of Dance), a grassroots Latin dance competition for amateur dancers, scheduled for 65 clubs throughout the U.S. Preliminary round on Oct. 23, 10 p.m. Championships on Sat., Oct. 30, 10 p.m. At the Wagon Wheel Lounge, 2308 E. Platte Ave., 520-0004.

Sheikani Mid-East Dance Troupe presenting its fall show at Not Carol's Beans -N- Things, 2220 Academy Place. For reservations for dinner and the show, call 573-1727. Sat., Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.


DANCE NOTICES

Contra Dance sponsored by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Mark Turbin calling. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

DanceQuest holding auditions for its April production of Return to Gaia at the Dance Center, 444 Barnes Road. Seeking boys and girls, ages 10 to 12, with at least 2 years of dance experience. Sat., Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m. Call 596-1134 for more.

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.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $5. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 5-7 p.m.

Swing dance for teens and adults at Counterpoint Studio, Willamette and Royer on Fridays 6:15-7:15 p.m.. All levels East Coast Swing, Lindy hop - fun steps, new work & class goes out dancing. Taught by Jay Airis and Nancy Derby. $5/person per class - bring a partner or come alone. Call 475-0625.

Esovae with Soul Lament and Leer at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Oct. 22, 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. $5. 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, www.ticketweb.com. 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. $5 cover. Mon.-Tues., Oct. 25-26.

VNV Nation, the No. 1 industrial band in the nation, with Fiction 8 and 3.0 at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. $10 at the door. Tues., Oct. 26.

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.

Sonia Dada at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 30, 9 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, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

In Flames with Moonspell and Bonefarm at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., Nov. 8, 9 p.m.

Drain STH with Double Drive at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $9.43, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m.

Suicidal Tendencies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $16, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 21, 9 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, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., Dec. 9, 9 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.

Molly Hatchet at the Buffalo Rose Saloon, Golden. $12, 303/279-5190. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 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, offering up a hip-hop, Afro-European performance, at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 26, 7:30 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.

Spitfire Tour, a tour of musician, actors and activists speaking out on global affairs, with Perry Ferrell of Jane's Addiction, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Michael Franti of Spearhead and others. At the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $21.50, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

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

Bryan Ferry at Macky Auditorium, Boulder. $29.50-$49.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Queensryche at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $29.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m.

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

Indigo Girls at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $28.50, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $55-$75, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 27, 8 p.m.

Bette Midler, on "The Divine Miss Millenium Tour," at the new Pepsi Center, Denver. $47.50-$132.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 2, 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 Nashville 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.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $17, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

Carolyn Cruso, singer and songwriter and musician on hammered dulcimer, guitar, flute and whistle, at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.

E-Town with Dan Fogelberg at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

John McCutcheon in a member appreciation concert at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $7 for member. $16 for non-members, 590-8395. Fri., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Cheryl Wheeler at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $16-$14, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.


JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Alan Joseph on Mon., Oct. 25, 5-7:30 p.m. Eric Gunnison Quartet on Tues., Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.

Fall Jazz Concert, a fund raiser for the Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$15; call KCME at 578-5263 for more. Wed., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. $35 for reserved seating. Food and drink available for purchase. 303/674-4190. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 29-30, 7 p.m.

Royal Crown Revue, the swing band featured in Jim Carrey's The Mask, performing twice. At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, $15, on Thurs., Nov. 4. In the Arnold Hall Ballroom at the Air Force Academy, $15 for music and dancing, $25 for buffet and dancing, 333-4497, on Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Abendmusik Chamber Choir with the Summit Ensemble of the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Sun., Oct. 24, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic performing "Invitation to the Dance" with Melvin Baer conducting at the Coronado High School auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore. $3-$5. $10, family. Sun., Oct. 24, 3 p.m.

Totally Tallis, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Thomas Cramner's Booke of Common Prayer offering only works by English composer Thomas Tallis, by the Taylor Memorial Choir at Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Free. Sun., Oct. 24, 4 p.m.

A Smorgasbord of Music, a Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free. Tues., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Of Spirit and Spectacle, an evening of spookily spectacular music, by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Wear your costume -- it's tricks and treats. $9-$40, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 31, 2:30 p.m.

Teen trumpeter Sean Hennessy with accompanist Tamara Goldstein performing works by Paginini, Bach and Arutunian at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Fri., Nov. 12, 7:30 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.

Impressions of France, a musical journey with the French Impressionists. Performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and guest soprano Theresa Santiago. At Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29-31.

Under the Tuscan Stars with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24.


MUSIC NEWS

Vocal Skill Workshop by the Woodland Park Community Singers at the Woodland Park High School. Call 687-9483. Thurs., Oct. 21, 7-9:30 p.m.

Velvet Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a female barbershop harmony group, holding a recruitment drive at Walter Drake, 4510 Edison Ave. Vocal placement will be done at event. Free. 630-2525 or www.velvethills.org. Mon., Oct. 25, 6:30-10 p.m.

Masters of the Classical Era (1750-1825) by the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative with instructor David Sckolnik. $59. Thursdays, Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 633-9373 for more.

In Vino Veritas, fourth annual wine auction weekend to benefit Opera Colorado. Dinner at the Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., Denver. Fri., Nov. 5, 6 p.m. Fine wine auction and country luncheon at the Metropolitan Club, 7800 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Sun., Nov. 7, 1 p.m. Reservations required. Call 303/778-0215.

The Realm, Teton Gravity Research's new ski and snowboard film for 1999-2000, presented by the Freeriders Union of Colorado College, the campus ski, snowboard and telemarking club, in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, on the third floor of Palmer Hall.$6-$7; tickets are available at the Worner Desk. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 21-22, 8 p.m.

Jesus of Montreal at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., Oct. 23, 6:30 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.

Monkey Business as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Oct. 26, 7:30 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. Last in the series on Tues., Oct. 29, 7 p.m.: Die Frau meiner Trume, The Woman of My Dreams, a 1944 film about a woman dancer.

Black Beat, a magazine-style program on Colorado Springs' African American community, on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., through Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series, with film makers present, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $6. North by West, on the Pacific Northwest, with film maker Gray Warriner. Sun.-Mon., Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

James Gurney, author of Dinotopia and his new novel Dinotopia: First Flight at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.

S.L. Rottman, author of Head Above Water, a book for young adults, visiting the East Library, 531-6333, on Thurs., Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Two authors at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960 on Sat., Oct. 23, 1 p.m. Dr. Fred Kiley, author of Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 and James W. Fore, author of Tragedy & Triumph: A Pilot's Life through War and Peace.

Laura Baker, romance author, signing her new book Broken in Two at Media Play, 651 N. Academy Blvd. Sat., Oct. 23, 3-5 p.m.

Lorna Landvik, author of Patty Jane's House of Curl, brings her new novel, The Tall Pine Polka, to the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Oct. 24, 1 p.m.

Harry Combs, acclaimed Western writer, signing his new book, At the Battle of Little Big Horn, Where was Custer?, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.

Fiction Writers Group for amateurs and professionals, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Mon., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Colonel David Hackworth, author of New York Times best seller About Face and Hazardous Duty, signing The Price of Honor at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Mon., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Peggy Fleming, Olympic skating star, signing copies of her new autobiography at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Tracks by Robyn Davidson. Tues., Oct. 26, 7-9 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.

Lynne Barrett reading from her latest collection of short stories, The Secret Names of Women, at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Call 633-6313 for more. Sat., Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.

Toi Derricotte, co-founder of Cave Canem, a workshop for African-American writers, reading from her work in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, on the third floor of CC's Palmer Hall. Wed., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.


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.

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 Trick or Treat, an exhibit of paintings, prints, drawings and mixed media work, through Oct. 31.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Red, the 11th annual BAC show studio artist show, opening on Oct. 21, 5-8 p.m., with live music by Mango fan Django. Runs through Nov. 28.

Colorado Springs Art Guild holding an exhibit at Stifel, Nicolaus and Co, 111 S. Tejon St., seventh floor, Suite 705. Featuring sculpture by Belva Cline-Woodruff and paintings by K. Parks-Jackson, T. Henderson, M. Pouton, C.A. Bryant and J. Padgett. Through Dec. 20.

Colorado Springs Art Guild holding an exhibit at the Robert Isaac Building, corner of Weber and Kiowa streets. Featuring the work of R. Schmidt, R. Epley, A. Zapel and T. Lacy-Reed. Through Nov. 10.

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's second exhibit, The Aftermath: The 60s and 70s, opening Oct. 23. 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.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Energy at Work, an exhibit of the work of David Gonzales, through Nov. 22. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m.

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. Through Dec. 12.

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Featuring The Broadmoor 1948 -- A Haven for Royalty and Celebrities, an exhibit by Shirley Ehrhart Mitton. Opening reception: Sun., Nov. 7, 1-5 p.m.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Featuring Dreamers Art featuring the work of 27 local artists. Through Dec. 3.

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. Through Dec. 30.

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.

Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla, 636-3258. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Shrine, Whine, Divine, an exhibit of alters and shrines, through Dec. Opening reception: Oct. 23, 3-6 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.

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, through Nov. 6.

Velez Ltd Downtown, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibiting new Inuit sculpture.

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

The Creative Crafters' Showcase, a craft show at Lewis Palmer High School, Monument, off of Exit 158. $1 admission. Child care available. Call 488-3046 prior to show date. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blizzard date: Oct. 30.

Celtic Knot Work, a class by artist Sue Hand, at Gallery 106, at 106 W. Abriendo St., Pueblo. $5, 719/544-4755. Sat., Oct. 23, 1-3 p.m.

Andrew Kwasi Asare, a traditional kente weaver, presenting weaving demonstrations at Colorado College. Kente weaving is a West African tradition dating back to the 11th century. The public is invited to observe a master class in Gaylord Hall on Sun., Oct. 24, 3 p.m. Other demonstrations in Perkins Lounge on Mon.-Tues., Oct. 25-26, beginning at 8 a.m.

Craft fair and fall festival at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road, on Sat., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 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.

Black Forest Arts and Crafts Guild holding its 35th annual holiday show and sale at the Black Rose Community Center, on Black Forest Road, just north of Shoup Road. Luncheon available on Friday for $7. Call 495-2581 or 495-3217 during show hours. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 4-6, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Third annual Fundraising Dinner to benefit the Business of Art Center at the Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso. Evening includes a live and silent auction of original art work by local and BAC artists. $75, $55 of which is tax-deductible. Mon., Oct. 25, 5 p.m.

Handwoven Holiday 1999, a craft fair to fund the Colorado State Fair weaving awards at the Vail Hotel, 217 S. Grand Ave. in Pueblo. email: handweaversguild@hotmail.com. Nov. 5-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call for entries for International Watermedia 2000, a juried show presented by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society at UCCS' Gallery of Contemporary Art. Entry slides due Nov. 13. For prospectus, send SASE to Lorraine Watry, 7415 Hickorywood Drive, Colo. Springs, 80920.

Call for entries for "Richard's Feast", a juried show of ceramic tableware designed to serve a particular piece of food at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 481-0475. For details, send SASE to Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, "Richard's Feast", P.O. Box 1154, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 or email Jina@trilakesarts.com.

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


ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Donna Stinchcomb, director of the soon-to-be-opened Children's Museum, and a review of the current exhibits at the Fine Arts Center and Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS. Sat., Oct. 23, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Oct. 26, 10:30 p.m. Also, "Behind the Baton," the interviews with the candidates for the position of music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony; on Thurs., Oct. 28, an interview with Emmanual Plasson.

Dreampower Animal Rescue and Coalition of Artists Toward a Humane Society holding an art show, silent auction and wine-tasting fund-raiser at the Patty Jewitt Clubhouse, 900 E. Espaola. Proceeds fund spay and neutering costs, medical costs, and food and shelter for animals. $15-$20. Call 683-7292 for reservations by Oct. 18. Fri., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m.

Leatherfest Colorado 2000 at the Hide & Seek Complex, 512 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring contests, workshops and more. For info, call 347-2749. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 22-23.

Society for Creative Anachronism hosting a medieval festival with dancing, games, fencing and fighting in Colorado College's Bemis Hall and Worner Quad. $10, 596-8654. Sat., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Raise the Curtain '99, a concert to benefit the construction fund for the new Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center, at the Wasson High School auditorium. Jazz, a cappella and folk music, and dance performances. Suggested donation of $15, tax deductible. 596-8443. Sat., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Co-op's Annual Fashion Show to benefit Chins Up Youth & Family Services at ABC Supply Company. $10. For tickets, call Colorado Co-Op, 389-0696. Sat., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

Ute Pass Historical Society Harvest Festival at the Sallie Bush community building in Green Mountain Falls, 686-1125 or 687-9653. Includes craft booths, baked goods, games and contests for children. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harvest Holiday, a food drive for the community and S-CAP, sponsored by the Mad Hatters at the Hide and Seek, 512 W. Colorado Ave. Offering hamburgers, hot dogs and beer. $6 donation in cash or non-perishables. Sun., Oct. 24, noon to 6 p.m.

Second Annual Silent Witness March by the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Begins in Acacia Park. Sun., Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m.

Third annual Fundraising Dinner to benefit the Business of Art Center at the Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso. Evening includes a live and silent auction of original art work by local and BAC artists. $75, $55 of which is tax-deductible. Mon., Oct. 25, 5 p.m.

Colorado Tech Career Fair at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Tues., Oct. 26, 2-7 p.m.

The Road Less Taken: Non-traditionally Educated Women, the topic of the Women's Educational Society's annual fall program in Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall. $5, includes light lunch. Call 574-4343 for reservations before Oct. 21. Thurs., Oct. 28., 11:30 a.m.

Penn and Teller bringing their off-beat magic to the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $30-$33, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 30.

John Fielder presenting his multi-media program "Colorado 1870-2000," a blend of personal anecdotes, historic tales and photographs, at the Nikola Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle. $8, in advance. $10, at the door. Make checks payable to William J. Palmer Parks Foundation and mail to Patti Margrave, 29 Crescent Lane, 80904. Dessert at 7 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 5.


HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Terror in October, three haunted houses in the Citadel Plaza, 600 N. Chelton. $8-$20, 637-5136. Oct. 22-31, 6:30-11:30 p.m. No Scare Festival on Sat. Oct. 30, noon to 5 p.m.

Blair Witch Project party at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

Old-time Halloween Party geared for children ages 3 to 11 at the Rock Ledge Ranch, 578-6777. Features Victorian parlor games, mask making, musical games and dances. Children encouraged to wear their costumes. Sat., Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 31, 1-3 p.m.

Halloween Spookfest at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-5284. $10, adults. Kids 12 and under are free. Sat., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.

Emma Crawford Coffin Festival featuring parade, coffin races, haunted house tour and kids fun run in Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Sat. Oct. 30, 10 a.m.


STUFF FOR KIDS

Dino slide show with paleontologist Jeff Stephenson at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. Free with $3 admission to the Dinosight! exhibit. Sat., Oct. 23, 1-2 p.m.

Spooky Spiders, a Bear Creek Children's Corner program, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Oct. 30, 10-11:30 a.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.

The Wiz of the West as part of the 22nd annual Children's Playhouse Series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., Nov. 13, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


STUFF FOR SENIORS

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. Medicare and You: The Knowledge to Make Good Decisions, on Sat., Oct. 23, 1-5 p.m. Halloween Gala on Fri., Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.

Senior Information and Assistance Directory available from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 15 S. 7th St., 471-2096. 50 to $1 donation. Packed full of information on home health care, classes, consumer information, crime prevention, crisis services, medical services, discount programs, employment, financial payments, nutrition and housing.

Watt Ventures Jackpot Barrel Racing, a three-cornered course for horses around 55-gallon drums, at the indoor arena at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 520-6711. Free. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 23-24.

Peggy Fleming, Olympic skating star, signing copies of her new autobiography at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.

Fall Cross Country Series 1999 sponsored by the Pikes Peak Road Runners. Third in the series in Ute Valley Park. Sun., Oct. 31, 2 p.m. Visit www.pprrun.org for more.


SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 477-2100. Vs. Colgate University: Fri., Oct. 22, 7:35 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 23, 7:05 p.m.

Air Force Falcons Football home games in the Air Force Falcon Stadium. $20-$56, 472-1895. Vs 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.

1999 Christmas Pops on Ice with the Colorado Springs Symphony and the Broadmoor Skating Club, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $20-$50, 576-2626. Sat., Dec. 8, 2 and 8 p.m..

Mark VanHorn speaking on rock climbing Shelf Road at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

The Great Siberian Grizzly (behind the scenes) at the Beidleman Environmental Center. Meet the Colorado Springs film company that produced an Emmy Award-winning film on Siberian Grizzly bears. Call 578-7088 for more. Thurs., Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.

Batty Full Moon Hike, a short indoor presentation on Colorado's only flying mammal followed by a hike, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Fri., Oct. 22, 7:30-9 p.m.

Star Watch sponsored by the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/560-STAR. Free. Fri., Oct. 22, dusk.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a easy, full-moon hike up Mount Cutler on Sat., Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Face to Face with Wildlife, a day-long workshop to learn more about where, when and how to see wildlife more responsibly, at the Starsmore Discovery Center. Call for reservations, 578-6146. Sat., Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rob Redwine speaking on climbing in Bolivia at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

The Mallory Story, an evening with Conrad Anker. Presented by The North Face and Mountain Sports at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Free. 303/786-7030. Weds., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

March of Dimes 16th annual Healthy Baby Fair at The Citadel mall, on the upper level in the JC Penney wing. Sat., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Free mammograms available during October for El Paso County women who meet income guidelines. Call 578-3111 for more.

Flu shots available through Penrose St. Francis Health Services and Colorado Wellness Connection. $10. Flu-shot hotline: 776-5035. At the Chapel Hills mall: Oct. 21-22 and 29, 6-8 p.m.; and Oct. 30-31, noon to 4 p.m. At the S. Eighth St. Walmart on Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Citadel mall: Oct. 30-31, noon to 4 p.m.

Introduction to Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being at 1945 Carlton Ave., 475-1141. Mon., Nov. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.

Holistic Health and Metaphysical Fair at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Midland and Fairview in Woodland Park. $1 or non-perishable food item, 686-1622. Sat., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beginners Genealogy Workshop presented by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free, registration required, 531-6333 ext. 2252 or 2253. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Republican Women's Roundtable holding a luncheon at the Valley Hi Golf Club, 610 S. Chelton. Program: The Anti-Gang Task Force. $7.50; call 574-5156. Mon., Oct. 25, 11:15 a.m.

The Adoption Connection holding an open house and program orientation at 702 S. Nevada Ave., 442-6880. Tues., Oct. 26, 5:30-7 p.m.

Y2K Community Meeting, an opportunity to learn how local government and industry are preparing for the millennium bug. City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. 385-5906. Weds., Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m.

Colorado Fellowship of Astrologers, meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month from Sept. to June at the Glendale Community Center, Denver. $3, 303/722-2392. Next meeting: Nov.12, 7-9:30 p.m.

The Empty Closet is accepting donations of professional women's clothing and accessories at Goodwill, 2307 W. Colorado Ave. at the alley dock between Colorado and Cucharras. The Empty Closet facilitate professionalism for disadvantaged women over 25 entering the workforce or entering college. Call Donna Gardner at 635-4483, ext. 229.

Walking Shield American Indian Society, a non-profit group delivering food, furniture clothing and other humanitarian goods to Indian reservations, seeking donated or shared-cost warehouse space. Please call Bill or Elaine Glynn at 685-1681 to help.

Married woman sought for 1999 Mrs. Colorado Springs title. Applicants must live or work in the Springs area, a Colorado resident for at least 6 months, a U.S. citizen, married, and 18 or over. Call Tricia at 303/279-5268 for free entry information.

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

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