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The Real Thing, a Tony Award-winning comedy by Tom Stoppard, by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers in the Centennial Campus Mainstage Theatre. $5-$8, 540-7314. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19 through Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Matinees on Sundays, Nov. 21 through Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

Night of One Act Plays by the Fountain Fort Carson Drama Department in the Fountain Fort Carson auditorium, 900 Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain. Featuring Bathers, Just A High School Play, and Drive-in. Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 18-19, 7 p.m.

Cats presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $25-$43. Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 20, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 21, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, performed by Theatreworks at UCCS, 262-3232. $15, reserved seats. $5, students. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturday matinees on Dec. 4 and 11, 2 p.m. Runs Nov. 19 through Dec. 12.

Inspecting Carol, written by Daniel Sullivan, performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 26 through Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

The Christmas Box, the musical stage play written in 1992 by Richard Paul Evans in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $12-$21, 333-4497. Mon., Nov. 29, 7 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. Through Dec. 4.


AUDITIONS & NOTICES

Springs Community Theatre seeking two women for starring roles in1776. Abigail Adams, 30ish, a soprano. Martha Jefferson, 20ish, second soprano. Call 533-1571 by Nov. 19 for audition.

Michael Allen signing How to Make it in Musicals at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Allen has collected tips, tricks and sound advice for those who want to make it on Broadway. Tues., Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

Vox Femma, "a performance tribe of eco-feminists," celebrating 10 years of performance art in Boulder with "Feral in the Forest" Sliding scale admission at the door, $10-$15. At the Mercury Cafe, Denver, on Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m.

The Consul, an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, in Langworthy Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. $11-$13, 970/351-2200. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 18-20, 8 p.m.

River Dance in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $27.50-$67.50, 800/641-1222. Through Nov. 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, $23-$36. 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. Dec.1, 1999, through Jan. 8, 2000.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, performed by the Shadow Theatre Company. $15. Call 303/837-9355. Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 10.

The Philanthropist at the Germinal Stage Denver. $10-$15, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Through Dec. 12.

Barrio Babies, a new musical performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Through Dec. 30.

Mame 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 Jan. 30.

Red, White and Tuna in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $10-$50, 800/641-1222. Jan 4-23.

Peter Pan in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$55, 800/641-1222. Jan 11-23.

Waiting To Be Invited, by S.M. Shepard-Massat, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Jan. 13 through Feb. 19.

Risque en la Rond presented by the Colorado College Dance Workshop in Colorado College's Cossitt Gym, behind Worner Center. Thurs., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 19, 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. 20, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The Nutcracker Ballet performed by San Diego's California Ballet at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$47, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 26-27, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 28, 2:30 p.m.

Sixth annual Woodland Park Nutcracker Suite Ballet with Kimberly Swaim of the Washington, DC Ballet at the Woodland Park Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland, Woodland Park. $6.50-$9.50. Sat., Dec. 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m.


DANCE NOTICES

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Jim X. Borzym offering workshop on balance and swing. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 20, 8 p.m.

African Dance Movement Classes at the Studio Dance Center, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 632-3318 for more.

Brethren Fast holding a CD release party at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. Sat., Nov. 20, 9:30 p.m.

Rick Berthrod and The Persuader Band at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Nov. 20, 9 p.m.

Ghetto Cherubs in the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5. Sat., Nov. 20, 10 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.

M.I.R.V. at Jose Muldoons, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Tues., Nov. 23, 9 p.m.

Looks Like Me holding their CD release party for Evolution at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Martyrs and Poets opening. $3, 21 and over. $5, under 21. Sat., Nov. 27, 8 p.m.

Chaos Texas with File 4 and Pinhead Circus at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All-ages show. $5. Sat., Nov. 27, 9 p.m.

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

Club Retro '99 New Year's Eve celebration at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Featuring Howard Jones and Bristol Fashion. $79-$99, 576-2626. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.


OUT OF TOWN POP, ROCK & BLUES

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

Shawn Mullins at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75-$15.75, 303/443-3399. All ages. Thurs., Nov. 18, 9 p.m.

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

CANCELLED Jimmy Cliff at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $31, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Nov. 24, 9 p.m.

Rage Against the Machine at the Denver Coliseum. $27.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., Nov. 24, 7:30 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.

Rankin Roger at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., Nov. 28, 9 p.m.

Ricky Martin at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $78, 520-9090. Sun., Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m.

Danzig with Samhain at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $22.50-$24.50, 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Mon., Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

Stereolab at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/443-3399. All ages. Wed., Dec. 1, 9 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.

Counting Crows in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Martin Sexton at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Michael Martin Murphy at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $24-$29, 520-9090. Fri., Dec. 3, 9 p.m.

KTCL Christmas Rave with Basement Jaxx, Moby, DJ Rapp, and Aphrodite at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Over-18 show. $30, 520-9090. Sat., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Hot Tuna. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $21, 303/443-3399, over-21 show. on Sat., Dec. 4, 9 p.m. At the Gothic Theater, Denver, $20, 800/965-4829, on Sun., Dec. 5, 9 p.m.

Steven Curtis Chapman at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20.50-$25.50, 520-9090. All ages. Sun., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Barbarito Torres with Chupacabra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.

Train at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Dec. 10, 9 p.m.

Gregory Isaacs with Heavyweight Dub Champions at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., Dec. 12, 9 p.m.

The Abyssinians at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Dec. 14, 9 p.m.

John Berry, performing "A Country Christmas" at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $34, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 14, 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.


NEW YEAR'S EVE BASHES

Sonia Dada at the Fox Theater, Boulder. 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 29-30, 9 p.m.; $31.50. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $52.50.

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

Gwar at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $35, 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Leftover Salmon's Mile High Millennium featuring Sam Bush, John Cowan, Peter Rowan, and the Tony Furtado Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $50, 520-9090. Fri., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.

Emmylou Harris at Boulder Theater, Boulder. 303/786-7030. Fri., Dec. 31; $55-$62.50. Sat., Jan. 1; $26.50-$34.

Neil Diamond at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $100-$250, 520-9090. VIP packages for $500-$1000. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Amy Denio, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $10. Fri., Nov. 19, 10 p.m.

Mollie O'Brien at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $11-$13, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 20, 8 p.m.

Battlefield Band, at the forefront of Celtic music for over 25 years, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Sun., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

Peggy Mann the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Tony Furtado Band at Boulder Theater, Boulder. $6.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., Nov. 27, 9 p.m.

Bluegrass Winter Heritage with Newgrange at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $22, 303/786-7030. Sun., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Emmylou Harris at Boulder Theater, Boulder. 303/786-7030. Fri., Dec. 31; $55-$62.50. Sat., Jan. 1; $26.50-$34.


JAZZ & SWING

Stephanie Hancock, former U.S. Air Force Academy Band vocalist, performing with Dennis Bueno on drums, Eduardo "Beaujoux" Barbosa on bass, Eric Gunnison on piano, and Bill Murray on Reeds at the Original Castaways' Speakeasy Room, 107 Manitou Ave. $15, 685-5166. Sun., Nov. 21, 2 p.m.

Hoagy Carmichael Centennial Celebration presented by Tube Radio Orchestra at Pikes Peak Community College's downtown campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $5; proceeds benefit PPCC's arts programs. Sun., Nov. 21, 2 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Alan Joseph Trio on Mon., Nov. 22, 5-7:30 p.m. Mango Fan Django on Tues., Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Giacamo Gates, premier jazz vocalist, performing with Eric Gunnison Trio, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $15; $10 for those under 18. Wed., Nov. 24, 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. Features Ken Peplowski on reeds, Ben Aronov on piano, Frank Vignola on guitar, Fererico Britos on violin, Paul Keller on string bass, and Joe Ascione on drums. $35 for reserved seating. Food and drink available for purchase. 303/674-4190. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 26-27, 7 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Young Concert Artists opening its fourth season with a free performance of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Byrd at the First Christian Church, northeast corner of Platte and Cascade. Call 380-8711 for more. Sun., Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m.

Radio Days Holiday Show as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops! season at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Features Kernis New Dance Era, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring,. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4, 8 p.m.

Sing in the Season featuring the Soli Deo Gloria Choir of Colorado Springs with the Pueblo Symphony at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet performing Loeffler's String Quartet in A Minor, Tower's "Night Fields" for String Quartet, and Schumann's Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major, with guest artist Susan Grace on piano, in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $16-$20. Sat., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12, 3 p.m.


MUSIC NEWS

Music For the Soul with concert violinist and brain surgery survivor Martha Curtis in the Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

Douglas Spotted Eagle, Native American flutist and preeminent composer of contemporary ethnic music, signing Voices at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Flute Choir, a 25-player ensemble performing at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road. Free. Sun., Nov. 21, 3 p.m.

The Tutt Legacy, about this Colorado Springs family, on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Scenes of War, a documentary by World War II combat photographer Jim Bates on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21, 7 p.m.

The Sum of Us, an Australian gay comedy, at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Christmas in Connecticut as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series, with film makers present, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $6. Britain's Offshore Islands, with film makers Rick and Jan Rosefield. Sun.-Mon., Jan. 9-10, 2 p.m.

Kavu Day Festival of Outdoor Films at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Features Higher on the Mountain, a 10-minute film on a backcountry ski expedition ro Russia; Twitch, a 35-minute film on extreme kayaking; The Realm, a 10-minute segment of the film; and Shift, a 35-minute film on mountain biking. $5. 100% of proceeds benefit Colorado Avalanche Center and Trails and Open Space Coalition. Tickets available at Mountain Chalet, 633-0732, and at the door. Thurs., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

Amazon at the IMAX Theater at Denver's Museum of Natural History, 303/322-7009. $4-$6. Through Feb. 29.

Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, presenting his new book 'Tis at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Complimentary ticket with purchase of the book at the Chinook Bookshop, 635-1195. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Robert Castellino, author and photographer of Colorado Heart and Soul, at the Pueblo Barnes and Noble, 719/542-0698. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Science Fiction Group, for sci-fi fans, on the third Friday of every month, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Fri., Nov. 19, 7 p.m.

Jolie Kramer, noted novelist and screen writer, presenting a workshop on plotting at the Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 2520 Arlington Drive. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Romance Writers. $30 for non-members. Call 598-1668 for more. Sat., Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ava Heinrichdorf presenting a poetry workshop sponsored by Poetry West in Colorado College's Worner Center, Room 213. Bring copies of an original poem. Call 447-9039. Sat., Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Michael Hague signing his new books, The 23rd Psalm and Michael Hague's Magical World of Unicorns at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Nov. 21, 1 p.m.

Fiction Writers Group for amateurs and professionals, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble. Call 683-3379 for more. Mon., Nov. 22, 6 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie Group discussing Random Hearts at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Tues., Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

Oprah's Book Club discussing Jewel by Brett Lott at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Wed., Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

International Open Poetry Contest seeking entrees. Send one original poem, of any subject, any style, to International Library of Poetry, Suite 19907, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owing Mills, MD, 21117. Or enter via www.poetry.com. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2000.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Hats, an exhibit of oils and watercolors by Catherine Volan, during November.

Border's Caf, Chapel Hills Mall. Featuring an exhibit of Bruce Elliott's landscape photography, through Nov. 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 From the Deck, an exhibit of new paintings by Pam Chadick, through Nov. 21.

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, through Nov. 28. POP! Panorama of Polymer, a national show featuring the work of 50 artists from 25 states, opening on Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.

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 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, through Feb. 13, 2000. Master Drawings: 700 Years of Inspiration from the Worcester Art Museum, through Nov. 21. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, through Nov. 28. From Tradition to Mainstream: Prints by Native American Artists of the 1970s and 1980s, opening Nov. 6 and running through March 12.

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.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring paintings and pottery by Ken and Tina Riesterer, through Dec. Reception: Thurs., Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m.

David Cook Fine American Art Gallery, 1637 Wazee Street, Denver, 303/623-8181. Featuring John F. Carlson and Artists of the Broadmoor Academy, a show which coincides with the 80-year-anniversary of the opening of the Broadmoor Art Academy, through Jan. 31.

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.

East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring an exhibit of wildlife photographs by John Hayes, through Nov. 23.

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.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Art Gallery, 324 Beckers Lane, 685-9045. Mon.-Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wacky, Whimsical and a Wee Bit Spooky, through Nov. 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 Lust for Life, an exhibit of oil paintings by Bill Duryea. Reception with the artist on Thurs., Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m.

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.

Pankratz Studios and Gallery, 366 Second St., 481-3108. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m., through Dec. 19. Featuring a limited edition of the Palmer Lake Star holiday platter by Richard Pankratz. 20% of the proceeds benefit the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Holding a holiday open house with the artist in attendance Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the 13th annual Members' Exhibit and Sale by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, through Dec. 31.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Girl Scouts: Music, Poetry and Artwork, featuring two- and three-dimensional work by Girl Scouts of all ages, through Nov. 23.

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 Abstractions and Constructions through Dec. 17.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Open: Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by John Corr, though Nov. 27.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Enduring Legacy: Triumph of the Spirit, on the strength an beauty of the Native American spirit, in the King Gallery, through Jan. 22. Into the Light, an exhibit of paintings, writings, and song by artist Kay Singleton, through Jan. 22. Latkas at the Millennium: 25 Years of Pueblo Potters, an exhibit of ceramic by Tom and Jean Latka, in the Hoag Gallery, opening Nov. 27. Beyond the Gate, an exhibit of the work of Pueblo artist Dorothy Mendoza, in the Regional Gallery, opening Nov. 27.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Up Against the Wall, an exhibit of contemporary paintings by Jason Chase, mixed media work by Lin Fife and photography by Larry Hampton, through Dec. 31.


ART ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Cheyenne Mountain High School hosting a closing reception of the work of the fine arts faculty of the Cheyenne Mountain School District on Fri., Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Amado Pena, famous southwestern artist appearing at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Sat., Nov. 20, 1-5 p.m.

Photography slide show by Andy Cook and James Egbert as a precursor to their photography workshop season at the Sand Creek Family Center, 550 Sand Creek Drive. Call 630-0136 or 277-7474 to RSVP. Free. Tues., Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

Unique Art Bazaar featuring affordable, orginal art at the Gallery at Premiere Vision, 4280 N. Academy Blvd. Sat., Nov. 27, 1-4 p.m.

Call for entries for Magic: From Alchemy to Zodiac at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. The theme is magic. Two- and three- dimensional work in all mediums will be accepted. Intake: Jan. 14-15. Call 685-1861 for more.

Call for entries for Colorado 2000, a juried art exhibit presented by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to focus on cutting edge work by living Colorado Artists. Deadline extended to Nov. 20. Call 303/443-2122 for submission information.

32nd annual Own Your Own Holiday Art Show and Sale at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Begins Wed., Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a reception with an artist. Runs through Dec. 24.

Kathleen Dustin, renowned polymer clay artist speaking at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861, in conjunction with POP! Panorama of Polymer, a national show featuring the work of 50 artists from 25 states. Free. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to noon.


ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, a special hour-long program featuring an interview with Ruth Laredo, world-famous pianist who will performing at Colorado College on Dec. 2, with a review of Barrio Babies, a world-premiere musical by the Denver Center Theatre Company. Sat., Nov. 20, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Nov. 23, 10:30 p.m.

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Jake Johannsen, host of Comedy Central's "Two Drink Minimum": Nov. 18-20. Gary Valentine, currently writer and guest star on "The King of Queens": Nov. 24-28.

Focus on the Insanity, an evening of comedy for all non-conformists, showcasing the comedic talents of Paul Cardozo, Emily Grove, Sarah Sirius, Barry Reed and Arthur Samuels with host Tibby Deaux at Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. $3-$5, 591-0707. Tues., Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

Beaujolais Nouveau party with music by Mango fan Django at Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla, 636-3258. Wear your best "noir" -- black. Music, $3 cover. Wine-tasting and music, $30. Thurs., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Doll Sale to benefit Goodwill Industries at the Rocky Mountain Greyhound Park, 3701 N. Nevada Ave. Free, 635-4483. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brews, Bluegrass and Biodiversity, an evening of fine art, hand-crafted ales and homegrown bluegrass music, to benefit The Nature Conservancy of Colorado, at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Features $2 pints of Mountain Sun, Tabernash and Lefthand all night and music by Yonder Mountain String Band with Pete Wernick, Nick Forster and Sally VanMeter, and the Sugarloaf String Band. $8, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

An Evening in Italy -- A Night to Remember, a silent auction featuring over 500 items for the Rush Washburn Cooperative Nursery School at the U.S. Figure Skating Museum, 20 First St. Catered by Pasta di Solazzi. $15, 636-3084. Sat., Nov. 20, 5-8 p.m.

Tellebration 99, a storytelling event sponsored by the Pikes Peak Storytellers Guild and the National Storytelling Network, at the High Plains Unitarian Church, 1714 Brookwood Drive. $5, family. $1-$2, individuals. 528-5448. Sat., Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m.

Big Band Dance and Cadillac Raffle to benefit Silver Key Services at the Doubletree South, I-25 and Circle. Need not be present to win. $10 raffle ticket. Dance is free. Call 632-1521 Ext. 23 for more. Sun., Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m.

Fifth annual Gingerbread Village to benefit the Colorado Springs Nursery Centers. This year's theme is "The Storybook Journey." Includes "Gingerbread and Jazz," the gala opening party, at the Day Nursery, 104 E. Rio Grande Street, $60-$90, on Sat., Nov. 20, 7-11 p.m. Then the Village moves on the Citadel Mall to be displayed Nov. 21 to Dec. 25. There will be two "Breakfasts with Santa" at the Day Nursery on Dec. 4 and 11, $5-$6. Call 632-1754 for more information.

Celebration IV, a three-day celebration hosted by Clarence and Peggy Shivers to raise funds for the Pikes Peak District's African American Historical and Cultural Collection. Trip to Black Hawk on Fri., Nov. 26; $25. "An Evening of Elegance," a formal banquet with dancing; $45. Art show featuring works by Alice Hudson, Orkendell Ford, and John Sanders with reception on Sun., Nov. 28. Reservations due by Nov. 19. Call 593-8400.

Celebrity Winter Auction and Fashion Show to benefit Easter Seals at Sisters of Zaas, 24 N. Tejon St., and Rum Bay Restaurant, 20 N. Tejon St. $35, includes champagne, dinner and auction. Tickets available at event locations or call 574-9002. Thurs., Dec. 2, 5 p.m.


HOLIDAY EVENTS

First United Methodist Women's Christmas Bazaar at 1003 N. Santa Fe, Fountain. 382-7132. Sat., Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mountain Holiday Festival, featuring food, crafts and holiday gifts, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Free, 687-9885. Sat., Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fall Festival Days, an arts, crafts and trade show to benefit Walking Shield Native American Indian Society in the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Admission with donation of canned good. Call 635-6742 for show or booth information. Sat., Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Country Christmas in Old Colorado City between 24th and 27th streets. Features carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, pictures with Santa, Christmas trees for sale. Pikes Peak Hospice will light their Tree of Life at Colorado and 25th at 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 27, 3-8 p.m.

Broadmoor White Lights Ceremony, a dedication of the American Cancer Society's Love Lights a Tree program, on the terrace of Broadmoor West. Honor someone with a "love light" for $10; call 636-5101. Sat., Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m.

St. Nicholas Festival & Craft Sale at St. Mary's Cathedral, 26 W. Kiowa St., 473-4633. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Arthritis Foundation at Monument Park. $15-$20 registration fee. Call 520-5711 for more. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.

Trees of Life celebration to remember loved ones at Acacia Park. Commemorative lights can be purchased for $10, 633-3400. Sat. Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m.

Festival of Lights Celebration in Acacia Park. Parade starts at 5:50 p.m. at St. Vrain, heads south on Tejon, moves west on Colorado, and heads north on Cascade. Soli Deo Gloria Choir performing at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., after the parade at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4.

Precious Paws Memorial Tree Ceremony, dedicated to the memory of lost pets, at the upper level of the Chapel Hills Mall. Pet loss support experts will discuss dealing with grief. Presented by Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue, 260-0668. Free. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.

26th annual Gallery of Trees and Lights at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. To participate, call 477-9900. Sat., Dec. 4, through Sun., Jan. 2, 2000.

Fourth annual Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour in Old Colorado City. Vist eight B&Bs and sample hors d'oeuvres and other goodies. $10 in advance. $15 at the door. 636-1225. Sun., Dec. 5, 2-6 p.m.

Yule Festival at the Sallie Bush Community Building, Green Mountain Falls. Features arts and crafts, carolers, a yule log hunt and a visit with Santa. Call 684-9983. Sun., Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1880's holiday and open house at the Hornbek Homestead, Florissant Fossil Beds, Florissant. Regular park admission, 719/748-3253. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


STUFF FOR KIDS

Kris Kringle: Believe!, an exhibit of authentic Santa items at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Free admission on Sat., Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A History of Dinosaurs in Colorado, a family program at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. Free with $3 admission to the Dinosight! exhibit. Sat., Dec. 4, 1-2 p.m.

Snug in the Snow, a game, puppet show and hike to help children discover how mammals use their adaptations to survive winter, at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to noon.


SPORTS & RECREATION

1999 Pikes Peak Youth Sports Summit hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, 219 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 200. $10; call 634-7333 for information. Fri., Nov. 19.

Pikes Peak Road Runners Fall Series Awards at the YMCA Downtown. Catered pasta buffet, please bring desserts to share. $3 for PPRR members, $6 for non-members, reserve by Nov. 16. with Patricia, 598-2953. Sat. Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m.

1999 Turkey Trot 5K Predict, a predict-your-time fun run, winners receive turkeys, at Memorial Park. Free for Pikes Peak Road Runners, $3 for non-members, race day registration only. Phil at 575-0387 or Bob at 473-2483. Sat., Nov. 20, 10 a.m.


SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 576-262600. Vs. University of Wisconsin: Fri., Dec. 3, 7:35 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 7:05 p.m.

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.

Nick Logan speaking on Avalanche 101 at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

Deer in the Dusk at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Fri., Nov. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.

Talkin' Wild Turkey, a program on turkey trivia, including a slide show and optional craft for kids, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m.

Palmer Park Hike sponsored by the Friends on Foot Hiking Group. Call Beidleman Environmental Center at 578-7088 for reservations. For adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Sat., Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Star Watch sponsored by the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/560-STAR. Fri., Nov. 26, dusk.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a easy to moderate hike in Aiken Canyon on Sat., Nov. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $6. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Thanksgiving Wetland Wildlife Walk, a 2-mile walk at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to noon.

Brian Litz speaking on new and classic huts in Colorado at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

Snowshoeing 101, an indoor shoe clinic, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Dec. 4, 10-11 p.m.

Winter Celebration & Open House at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Offering Wildlife tree decorating, face painting, refreshments all day. Storytelling and puppet shows at 11 a.m. Hikes at 10 a.m. and noon. Call 520-6387 for more. Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The History of Ute Pass by Jan Pettit, author of Ute Pass: A Short History and founding member of the Ute Pass Historical Society, at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft and International B-24 Memorial Museum presenting a series of lectures to mark the end of the Cold War 719/948-9219. "U.S. Army Doctors in Somalia -- Operation Restore Hope" on Tues., Nov. 23, 7 p.m. "WWIII in Central Europe: How It Might Have Happened" on Tues., Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

American Civil Liberties Union hosting a reception at the Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. Learn about the new chapter, and how you can protect freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and other basic rights of individuals. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7:30-9 p.m.

Guiness Book of World Records holder Jose Muldoons, 222 N. Tejon St., will be displaying their official "World's Largest Margarita" certificate and celebrating accordingly Nov. 18-20. Call 636-2311 for more.

Colorado Progressive Coalition holding its fall quarterly membership meeting at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute, offering a "progressive crystal ball" for the year 2000 Legislature and elections. If you are interested in expanding progressive solidarity in the Springs, please attend. $5 or potluck dish to share. Sat., Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Old Colorado City Historical Society seeking donations of historical ornaments dating from c. 1890 to become decorations for its Christmas tree at the Fine Arts Center, and to become part of the Historical Center's collection. Call 636-1225 for more.

Sweet Georgia Brown's Soul Food seeking companies, churches or individuals to purchase dinner packets for 5, 10, or 25, for $50, $100, or $250 respectively. Proceeds help pay for a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless on Thanksgiving Eve, as well as Christmas care packages to be distributed on Christmas Eve. Call 329-1137 for more.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe house to assist women in early recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, needs volunteers 24-7 for 12-step service work. Call Nancy at 471-4372.

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