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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.

Scrooge! , a musical by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $18-$20. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-18, 8 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 5-19, 2 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. $5-$8, 540-7314. Fri.-Sat., through Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Matinees on Sun., Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting All About Emily, about Old man Preenington and his golden goose Emily, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

Godspell, a musical based on the gospel of Matthew, by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $6-$12. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-18, 8 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 11 and 18; Sun., Dec. 12.

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. Through Dec. 12.


AUDITIONS & NOTICES

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.

Star Bar Players is holding auditions for Private Lives by Noel Coward, at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Call 573-7411 for appointment. Bring comedic monologue, resume, and headshot. Fri., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announcing auditions for the Repertory Theatre Company's production of HMS Pinafore. For appointment, call 634-5583.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

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.

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. Dec.1 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.

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.

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.

The Nutcracker performed by the Colorado Ballet at Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $18-$55, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 27, through Dec. 26.

Dr. Know with 9 Foot Leprechaun and Leer at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. All ages. $3-$5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Nov. 26, 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.

Great White at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Dec. 3, 9 p.m.

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

Firefall at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Dec. 10, 9 p.m.

Ataris with No Motiv at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $6, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., Dec. 14, 7 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

El Vez at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Sun., Nov. 28, 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.

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, on Wed., Dec. 1, 9 p.m.; $14, 303/443-3399. At the Bluebird Theater, Denver, on Thurs., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.; $14, 303/322-2308.

Fantomas at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Wed., Dec. 1, 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.

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.

Me'Shell Ndegeocello at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $22.50-$25, 303/322-2308. Tues., Dec. 7, 8 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.

Pennywise at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Sat., Dec. 11, 8 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.

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

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with Blue Hawaiians at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20-$22, 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Tues., Dec. 14, 8 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.

Robert Mirabal at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Mon., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.

Gene Loves Jezebel at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 303/322-2308. Tues., Dec. 21, 8 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. 30, 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.

Sherri Jackson with Matthew Moon at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $85, 520-9090. Includes buffet dinner and champagne at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31.

Brethren Fast at "Above the Dove," in a heated and tented patio above the Soiled Dove, Denver. Includes buffet dinner and champagne at midnight. $50, 520-9090. Fri., Dec. 31.

The Apples at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $13-$15, 303/322-2308. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.


SEE PAGE 41 FOR HOLIDAY CONCERTS

ACOUSTIC MUSIC

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.

Ian Tyson with Bryan Bowers performing in the annual Thanksgiving concert, "Appalachia to Alberta," at the Teikyo Loretto Heights Theater, Denver. $19-$22, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 27, 8 p.m.

Small Potatoes, an acoustic duets whose performances have been called "captivating," at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $8-$12, 578-0254. Fri., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

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

Don Edwards performing at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $15. Mon., Dec. 6, 7 p.m..


JAZZ & SWING

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.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Cindy Williams Trio on Mon., Nov. 29, 5-7:30 p.m. East 'n' West Quartet on Tues., Nov. 30, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Colorado College Jazz Ensemble presenting "An Ellington Introspective" at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Distinguished pianist Ruth Laredo performing classical music selection at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Evening concert: $10. Free preview at 11 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Choir performing Handel's Coronation Anthem and Mozart's Grand Mass, Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Fri., Dec. 3, 7:30 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.


MISCELLEANEOUS MUSIC

Tunjung Sari, a performance of gamelan music and Balinese dance, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m.


MUSIC NEWS

Opera Theatre of the Rockies announcing auditions for The Ballad of Baby Doe. Performances March 24, 25, and 26. Auditions on Sun., Nov. 28, 1-6 p.m., and Tues., Nov. 30, 7:30-10 p.m. Call 570-1950 for appointment.

Colorado Springs Recorder Society holding a potluck and an afternoon of informal playing 1030 Carina View. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., March 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Kavu Day Festival of Outdoor Films at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Features Twitch, a 30-minute film on extreme kayaking; The Realm, a 10-minute segment of the film on extreme skiing; and Shift, a 20-minute film on mountain biking. Higher on the Mountain, a 35-minute film on a back country ski/snowboarding expedition to Russia; $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.

Programs on KTSC-TV Public Television: "The Creche, The Dreidel and The Star," a look at the origins and controversies of Christmas and Chanukah, on Fri., Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. "An American Feast," a progressive banquet hosted by Julia Child and Burt Wolf that features top chefs, on Sat., Dec. 4, 1 p.m. "Doo Wop 50," featuring 100 performers including The Platters and The Chantels, on Sat., Dec. 4, 9 p.m. "Great Performances" featuring Andrea Bocelli performing spiritual arias. on Tues., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. "Peter, Paul and Mary Holiday Concert" with the New York Choral Society accompanying, on Tues., Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m. "Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Celebration featuring stars like Sarah Brightman and Glenn Close paying tribute on Wed., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

Local illustrator Sharon Cartwright signing The Night Before Christmas at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Nov. 28, 1 p.m.

Fiction Discussion Group meeting at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Discussing Pears on a Willow Tree by Leslie Pietrzyk on Mon., Nov. 29, 7 p.m.

Women's Spirit Group meeting at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Discussing Daughters of Copper Woman by Anne Cameron on Tues., Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

Earl Lovelace, Caribbean novelist and playwright, reading selections from his work in Colorado College's Max Kade Theater in Armstrong Hall, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Local children's author Carolyn Otto signing her "stunning" new book Pioneer Church at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Dec. 5, 1 p.m.

Local author Jim Bainbridge signing Show Me the Money, a collection of favorite movie quotes, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of sculptor Peggy Cook, during December. Arati Artists will be celebrating 22 years in Old Colorado City on Sun., Dec. 5, noon to 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 Year 2000 Show, an exhibit of the latest work by member artists, Dec. 3 through Jan 23, 2000. Holiday reception: Fri., Dec. 17, 5-8 p.m.

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 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 College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Bee-Space, an exhibit of the work of Angela Battle, through Dec. 18. Reception on Sat., Dec. 4, 5 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century's second exhibit, The Aftermath: The '60s and '70s, through Feb. 13, 2000. From Tradition to Mainstream: Prints by Native American Artists of the 1970s and 1980s, through March 12.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring paintings and pottery by Ken and Tina Riesterer, through Dec. 31.

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 pastel portraits by Charles Wilson, Dec. 1-31.

Fastframe, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Featuring Visual Picnic: An exhibition of Western land and sky, featuring oil pastels by Pat Dagnon and photography by Jeff Wuerker, through Dec. 25. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 3, 6-9 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 Lust for Light, an exhibit of oil paintings by Bill Duryea, through Dec. 25.

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.

Pasta di Solazzi, 1625 W. Uintah St., 577-0080. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring paintings by Martha Mans, through Jan. 31. Opening reception: Thurs., Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

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 the pottery of Diane Foster and Glenda Kleinsasser, through Dec. 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

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

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. Includes an art show featuring works by Alice Hudson, Orkendell Ford, and John Sanders with reception on Sun., Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m., at the Doubletree World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Call 593-8400 for more.

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.

19th annual Arts and Crafts Sale at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Fri., Dec. 3, noon to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presentation on traditional crafts, co-sponsored by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, at the museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Includes children's activities and demonstrations of basketmaking, traditional African cloth weaving, and spinning of wool, llama wool and silk. Sat., Dec.4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Director David Turner discussing "Public Sculpture in the Springs: Who Said It Was OK to Build the Berlin Wall on I-25?" at the Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., Dec. 6; call 389-6649. Wed., Dec. 8, noon.

Open Studio Figure Study at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th St., 520-1899. $5 per session. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

Focus on the Insanity, an evening of comedy for all non-conformists, showcasing the comedic talents of Paul Cardozo, Reg Hunter, Emily Grove, Sara B. Sirius, Barry Reid 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.

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Gary Valentine, currently writer and guest star on "The King of Queens": Nov. 24-28. Adam Ferrara, best known for his role on "Caroline in the City": Dec. 1-5.

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.

Environmental Conference focusing on the spiritual side of environmentalism in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, 389-6607. $5. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Wine-tasting Festival and Art Exhibit to benefit Workout Ltd., a non-profit agency dedicated to helping at-risk youth, at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. $15-$20; call 471-4200. Thurs., Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m.

YEA! Celebration to benefit the Young Entrepreneurs Association at the USAF Academy Officers Club. Features the Sand Creek Brass Band, hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and a presentation by Jeff Flourney, founder of Creative Travel Concepts. $20, 667-0595. Tues., Dec. 14, 3:30-6 p.m.

Tea and Tour of the McAllister House Museum. Traditional tea at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave., followed by tour featuring an exhibit of Victorian dresses. $10-$15. Reservations required; call 635-7925. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 11-12, 2 p.m.


HOLIDAY EVENTS

Miramount Castle Victorian Christmas at 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011. Nov. 26 through Dec. 12.

Madrigal Christmas Celebration, the annual Christmas dinner in the Great Hall of the Glen Eyrie Castle, 800-944-GLEN. Openings available on Nov. 26 and Dec. 9.

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.

Trees of Life celebration to honor loved ones. Commemorative lights can be purchased for $10, 633-3400. Celebrations will be held in Old Colorado City on Sat., Nov. 27, 5 p.m.; in Fountain on Fri., Dec. 3, 5 p.m.; in Acacia Park on Sat. Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m.; in Tri-Lakes on Sun., Dec. 5, 5 p.m.; at Penrose Hospital on Mon., Dec. 6, 3:30 p.m.; at Memorial Hospital on Mon., Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m.; at St. Francis Health Center on Mon., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Tree Trimming Celebration with refreshments at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Wed., Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m.

Media & Merchandise Holiday Auction '99 by the Pikes Peak Advertising Federation and American Women in Radio & Television at The Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. $5 admission. Call 265-1000 to donate. Thurs., Dec. 2, 5:30-8 p.m.

Fifth annual Gingerbread Village to benefit the Colorado Springs Nursery Centers. This year's theme is "The Storybook Journey." On display at the Citadel Mall until Dec. 25. There will also be two "Breakfasts with Santa" at the Day Nursery on Dec. 4 and 11, $5-$6. Call 632-1754 for more information.

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.

Junior League Holiday Fair at the Youth Outreach Center, Airport and Circle. 632-3855. Fri., Dec. 3, 2-8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Festival of Lights Celebration on Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4. On Friday and Saturday: Arts and Crafts sale at Colorado College [see Art Announcements]. On Saturday only: Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk for Arthritis [see above]; free admission at the Gallery of Trees and Lights at the Fine Arts Center [see below]; Family Fun Day at the Pioneers Museum [see below] ; concert by Soli Deo Gloria Choir at the First Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony in Acacia Park from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuba Christmas Concert at the Pioneer Museum at 4 p.m. 15th annual Festival of Lights Parade starts at 5:50 p.m. at St. Vrain, heads south on Tejon, moves west on Colorado, and heads north on Cascade.

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.

Colorado Springs Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., offering a full day of events on Sat., Dec. 4, in conjunction with the Festival of Lights celebration. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., magician Kevin Beechwood. At 11:30, seasonal piano music by Tom O'Boyle. At 1:30 p.m., holiday music by songspinners. At 3 p.m., string trio Chordae Cantantes. At 4 p.m. Tuba Christmas, a performance by more than 100 tubas. At 5:30 p.m., free cookies and hot cider. Spinning and weaving demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ornament making and railroad models on exhibit all day. Call 578-6650 for more.

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.

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.

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.

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

Holiday Pops Concert by three performing orchestras of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, at Wasson High School's auditorium. $3-$5, 633-3901. Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m.

Prelude to Christmas, a performance of medieval chants and handbells by the Schola Cantorum Chant Choir and Grace Notes Handbell Choir, at the Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Sun., Dec. 5, 4 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.

Second annual Urban League M.O.S.A.I.C. Holiday Celebration sponsored by Primitivo and the Independent , at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Free, but reservations required. Call 634-1525 by Dec. 6. Thurs., Dec. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Teddy & Me Holiday Tea to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center at The Broadmoor hotel's Lake Terrace Dining Room. Features performances by magicians, jugglers, balloon artists and clowns. $25, child. $30, adult. Call 636-2460. Sat., Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Christmas from a Bell Tower at the Faith Presbyterian Church, 1529 N. Circle Dr., 596-4895. Sun., Dec. 12, 4 p.m.

Twilight Frontier Christmas program at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 578-6777. Offers wagon rides, music, lantern-light tours, refreshments and more. $1-$3. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 18-19, 4-8 p.m.


HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Handel's Messiah at the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Free. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Concert: 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 3.

Hanukah Concert and Service featuring The Little London Winds at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St., 634-5311. Fri., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols, a holiday concert at the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Sun., Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols, Colorado College's traditional Christmas candlelight service of readings, carols and choral music, in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. This year's theme: "Welcoming a Mother and Child." Free. No tickets required. Sun., Dec. 5, 6 p.m.

Colorado College Concert Band presenting a Christmas pops concert at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Wed., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

13th annual Deck the Hall, a concert by the Colorado Springs Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10.50-$16.50, 520-SHOW. Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 9-10, 7:30 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.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic performing "Holiday Christmas Traditions" at the Coronado Senior High School, 1590 W. Fillmore, 442-6853. Sun., Dec. 12, 3 p.m.

Tide, Time, and Tradition: 1,000 Years of Christmas in Song, a concert by the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble offering seventeen selections to "unite the ages through holiday song," in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Sun., Dec. 12, 4 p.m.

Christmas Presence!, a Christmas concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., by the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra. $6.50-$8.50, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

A Holiday Evening with Sandi Patty at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $28.50-$38.50, 520-SHOW. This five-time Grammy winner will be performing time-honored classics in a variety of Christmas styles with her 10-piece band. Mon., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Tis the Season, a performance by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 19, 3-5 p.m.

Kurt Bestor Christmas, an "innovation interpretation of seasonal carols," at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $10.50-$20.50. Mon., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.

Duke Ellington's "Sacred Concert", by the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and Big Band, with special guest, tap dancer Michael Allen, at the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 219 E. Bijou St., $4.50. Fri., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.


HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Christmas care packages to be distributed on Christmas Eve. Call 329-1137 for more.

Salvation Army Holiday Toy Drive now through Dec. 17. Seeking unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Toys may be dropped off at all Colorado Springs Starbucks. Call 636-3891 Ext. 16.


STUFF FOR KIDS

A Colorado Christmas at The Broadmoor. Features "The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas," a one-man theater presentation, $10, 577-5747. Not recommended for children under 6. Runs Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Nov. 26 through Dec. 27.

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.

A Holiday Book Fair at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Features face painting and story reading. Mention Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School and 15% of the sale will go to the school. Sun., Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m.


SPORTS & RECREATION

Critical Mass, a non-competitive group bike ride, for any age and any ability. Meeting on the corner of Cache La Poudre and Tejon on the last Friday of every month. Call 634-5307 for more. Next event: Fri., Nov. 26, 4 p.m.

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 10K volksmarch starting at rear entrance of Beau Jo's Restaurant, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Shorter distances also available. Donation of non-perishable food appreciated. Start between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Call 591-8193 for more. Sat., Dec. 4.

Blazers Ski Club holding its weekly Wednesday meeting at the Valley Hi Golfcourse Clubhouse. Social hour: 6:30 p.m. Ski-trips sign-up and meeting: 7:30 p.m. 528-5683 or 382-8373.


SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 576-2626. Vs. University of Wisconsin: Fri., Dec. 3, 7:35 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 4, 7:05 p.m. Vs. University of Minnesota at Duluth on Fri., Jan. 14, 7:35 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 15, 7:05 p.m. Vs. University of Denver on Sat., Jan. 22, 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.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Vs. Minnesota on Fri., Nov. 26. Vs. Detroit on Wed., Dec. 1. Vs. Orlando on Fri., Dec. 3. Vs. Sacramento on Thurs., Dec. 16. Vs. San Antonio on Sat., Dec. 18. Vs. Portland on Mon., Dec. 20. Vs. Vancouver on Sun., Dec. 26. Vs. L.A. Clippers on Mon., Dec. 28. Vs. Boston on Thurs., Dec. 30.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Vs. Calgary on Sat., Nov. 27. Vs. Carolina on Sat., Dec. 4. Vs. Vancouver on Mon., Dec. 6. Vs. Anaheim on Wed., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Vs. St. Louis on Mon., Dec. 27. Vs. Los Angeles on Wed., Dec. 29.

Harlem Globetrotters at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $11-$76, 576-2626. Sun., Jan. 2, 3 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.

Snow shoeing 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.

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