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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.

Play On!, a comedy by Rick Abbott, in the North Middle School Cafetorium. $2-$3. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-11, 7 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.

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.

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. 10-18, 8 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 12 and 19, 2 p.m.

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.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

White Trash Family Reunion, a hilarious, interactive family reunion, at the VFW, 955 Bannock St., Denver. $39, including dinner and dancing. For ages 13 and up. Call 303/573-5931. Opens Dec. 11. Runs Saturdays through Feb. 19.

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.

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. Through Dec. 24.

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.

Phantom of the Opera in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$67.50, 800/641-1222. Through Jan. 8, 2000.

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.

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.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, an absurdist comedy by Steve Martin, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $ TBA. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Runs indefinitely.

The Winter's Tale, by William Shakespeare, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Jan 27 through Feb. 26.

A Children's Nutcracker Christmas, a presentation of excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite designed for children, performed by the International Ballet School, at its studio, 127 1/2 E. Bijou St. $8, 578-1646. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 18-19, 2:30 p.m.

Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum, by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Through Dec. 19.

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

Jaka bringing its festive African rhythms to Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St. Thurs., Dec. 9, 9:30 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.

Leaving the Trees, with Section 16, Bonefarm, and Last Supper at the Gardens, 597-2900, 597-2900. Playing in the fifth annual Silence the Violence concert to benefit the Domestic Violence Center. Sun., Dec. 12, 4:30 p.m.

Monstrosity with Desacration at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. All ages. $8, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., Dec. 13, 8 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.

Caroline's Spine with Martyrs & Poets at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Dec. 19, 8 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.

Def Leppard with Joan Jett at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $26. Call 576-2626. Sun., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Tab Benoit at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., Jan. 20, 9 p.m.

Spyro Gyra at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $30.50, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.


OUT OF TOWN POP, ROCK & BLUES

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.

Hello Dave and The Nadas at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $10, 520-9090. Fri., Dec. 10.

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

KBPI Mistletoe Jam with Filter, H-BlockX, and Full Devil Jacket at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Over-16 show. $22, 520-9090. Sun., Dec. 12, 7:30 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.

John Berry -- A Country Christma at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $34, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Megadeath at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 27, 8 p.m.

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

Shemekia Copeland at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., Jan. 1, 9 p.m.

The Judds at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $28.50-$65, 520-9090. Fri., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Pretenders with Gay Dad at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $39, 520-9090. Tues., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Karl Denson at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 14-15, 9 p.m.

The Wailers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 20, 9 p.m.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $43.50-$204, 520-9090. Wed., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Cubanismo at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 10, 9 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.

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 56 FOR HOLIDAY CONCERTS


JAZZ & SWING

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.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at the Best Western Palmer House, at I-25 and Fillmore St. Guitarist Lewis Mock Quartet headlining. $4-$6, at the door. Sun., Dec. 12, 2-5 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.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Geoff Cleveland on Tues., Dec. 14, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The Jazz Quartet featuring David Grisman, Martin Taylor, George Marsh and Jim Kerwin at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.25, 303/443-3399. All ages on Wed., Dec. 15, 9 p.m. Over-21 show on Thurs., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

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, 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.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra, performing with the CC Chamber Chorus, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Musicum performing authentic medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., Dec. 19, 3 p.m.


MISCELLEANEOUS MUSIC

Upsidasium, a folk-bluegrass Colorado trio featuring Gordon Burt on fiddle, Scott Bennett on guitar, and Deborah Schmit-Lobis on keyboards, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. $10-$12. Sat., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Gift of the Magi by the Highland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus and Velvet Hills Chorus at Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way. $4-$10, 632-2783. Sat., Dec. 11, 3 p.m. and 7:30 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 backcountry 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.

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.

A Midnight Clear, a film set in 1944 France in which an American Intelligence Squad and a German Platoon put aside their differences and spend Christmas together, but are then forced to fight each other, at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., Dec. 18, 6:30 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.

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

John Fielder, nationally-renowned nature photographer, signing Colorado 1870-2000 at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Fri., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Richard J. Maturi signing and discussing Will Rogers, Performer at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Sat., Dec. 11, noon.

Meet the Olympic Stars at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Dominique Moceanu, Tim and Tony DeBoom, Doug Beal, Barb Kunkle and Tom Sorensen will be signing The Olympic Dream and Spirit, featuring first person accounts by 105 Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. Sat., Dec. 11, noon.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District holding a holiday get-together for book lovers at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Tues., Dec. 21, 7-9 p.m.

Creative writing workshops for beginners and advanced students. Taught by Roberta Redford, a freelancer for 25 years. $10 per week. Begins in January. Call 232-4489 for more.

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. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of sculptor Peggy Cook, during December.

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, 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. POP! Panorama of Polymer, a national show featuring the work of 50 artists from 25 states, through January.

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.

Colorado Springs Art Guild holding three exhibits. At the Olympic Visitor Center Hall of Fame, 1750 E. Boulder St., 578-4888; featuring "Hey Batter" sculpture by Rick Blades, through Dec. 10. 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. At First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., 630-1611; featuring artwork by M. Linhart, P. Ballenger, E. Ferguson, R. Pass, F. Davis, D. Brewner and K. Jackson, through Dec. 31.

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.

East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring an exhibit of pastel portraits by Charles Wilson, through Dec. 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.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Featuring The University Collects, an original exhibition drawn from the private collections of the campus' faculty and staff. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 17, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery at Premier Vision, 4280 N. Academy Blvd., 264-6411. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local Color, the work of twenty-five local artists watercolor, block print, colored pencil, jewelry and photography, through Dec. 30.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Art Gallery, 324 Beckers Lane, 685-9045. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ring in the New Millennium with Cosanti Bells, through Dec. 31.

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 City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Exploration, Expansion, Expression, an exhibit of the work of Carol Ettenger, through Feb. 29, 2000.

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.

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 Expressions of Nature: Paintings by C.J. Chadwell and Susan Risinger, through Dec. 22.

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, through Feb. 5. Beyond the Gate, an exhibit of the work of Pueblo artist Dorothy Mendoza, in the Regional Gallery, through Feb. 5.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring BIG, a juried exhibition of large fine art from the Front Range, through Jan 22. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 17, 7-9 p.m.

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

Journey of Peace to the Holy Land with poetry, music, a Omotesenke tea ceremony, a Gushikawa sword dance and slide show, at the Manitou Spring Elementary School auditorium, Manitou Springs. Fri., Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m.

Domestic Blitz Holiday Sale, featuring artfully painted furnishings and home accessories at 2220 E. Bijou St., #156. Sat.-Mon., Dec. 11-13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Family Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Rhonda Greder-Kimble will talk about the Repertory's production of Scrooge. Free. Sat., Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

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. Runs through Dec. 24.

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.

Natural Photo Photo Contest sponsored by the El Paso County Parks Naturalist Docent Organization seeking color slide entries through Jan. 15, 2000. Call 520-6387.

Call for entries for Richard's Feast, a juried show of ceramic tableware designed to serve a particular type of food, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Show will run March 15 through April 15, 2000. Deadline: Feb. 1.

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.

Portrait painting and drawing from a live model at the Colorado Springs Police Department, S. Nevada at Rio Grande. Call Dick 473-8563 for info. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.


ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, "Holiday Surprise." The ArtSpeak team goes in search of the people who've made this a special one for the arts. Sat., Dec. 11, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Dec. 14, 10:30 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

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.

26th annual Gallery of Trees and Lights at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Through Sun., Jan. 2, 2000.

Celebrate the Holiday Season offered by the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber at the Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd. All proceeds benefit purchase of new toys for Christmas Unlimited. $30, or $20 with new toy. Call 527-5082 for reservations. Thurs., Dec. 9, 3-5 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.

16th annual Holiday Home Tour in the Broadmoor area. Visit four home professionally decorated for the holiday season. $12-$15. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra. Call 630-2550. Fri., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December Holiday Brunch by the American Association of University Women featuring the Penrose Sensations, the Penrose Elementary school choir, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Drive. $12; call 597-7161. Sat., Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.

What's Mined Is Music at the Western Museum of Mining, 1025 N. Gate Road, 488-0880. Sat., Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Parade through Manitou Springs. Sat., Dec. 11, 2 p.m.

Kwanzaa Celebration, the annual African American spiritual celebration, at the Arnold Hall Ballroom at the Air Force Academy. This is a semi-formal affair featuring a traditional candle-lighting ceremony, dinner and the African dancers "It Takes a Village." $10. Sat., Dec. 11, 6 p.m.

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

Lighter Side of Christmas, a lighted Christmas parade in Woodland Park, 687-9885. Sun., Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m.

24th annual Victorian Christmas at Miramount Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011. Features Victorian decorations, live music, and refreshments. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 11-12, 11 a.m. to 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.

Sounds of the Season Holiday Home Tour in Woodland Park. Featuring six homes, including the Lion and Rose Castle, with live music at each home. $10-$12. Proceeds benefit the construction of the Dickson Performing Arts Center. Call 748-3504. Sat., Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fourth annual Sights and Sounds of the Season at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 578-6652. Holiday tunes played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ. $3-$4. Discount with a canned good donation. Sat., Dec. 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 19, 2 p.m.

Fifth annual Gingerbread Village with the theme "The Storybook Journey" on display at the Citadel Mall until Dec. 25. There will also be a "Breakfast with Santa" at the Day Nursery on Dec. 11, $5-$6. Call 632-1754 for more information.


HOLIDAY CONCERTS

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.

Handel's Messiah Sing-A-Long with the Woodland Park Community Singers at the Mountain View United Methodist Church. Call 687-9483 for more. Fri., Dec. 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.

22nd annual Christmas Posada, a Mexican celebration which dates to the 1550s, re-enacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, in Pueblo. The Public is asked to join in the procession, which begins at the Pueblo Convention Center, or await the procession at the County Courthouse. Dancing by the Guadaloupe Dancers at the Convention Center at 3:30 p.m. Performance by Pueblo Choral Society at the courthouse at 4:30 p.m. Procession begins at 4 p.m. and will end about 4:45 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11.

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

Yuletide Treasures by the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Free, but tickets are required. Call 576-2626. 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. Free. Sun., Dec. 12, 4 p.m.

Coventry Christmas Concert and Community Carol Sing with the Fountain Creek Brass Band at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $3-$5. Sun., Dec. 12, 6 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.

Sacred and Swinging, the third annual holiday concert of the High Altitude Trombone Quartet, including a sing-a-long, at the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., 632-8836. Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

The Forgotten Carols, written and composed by Michael McLean, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Tis the Season, a performance by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale with special guests from the Ormao Dance Company, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8, 633-3562. 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 Sactuary, 219 E. Bijou St., $4.50. Fri., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.


HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holiday Book Drive to benefit the Children's Literacy Center at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Gift tags are available naming a child as well as an appropriate book for the child; books are 10% off. Sat., Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Toy Drive at Sanders Chiropractic. Bring in a new or used toy and receive a complete consultation, health history, and orthopedic, neuological and chiropractic exam. Call 475-2455 for more.

Christmas Treecycle in the north parking lot of the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St., 520-6711. Dec . 26 through Jan. 2.

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. Through Dec. 27.

"Breakfast with Santa" at the Day Nursery on Sat., Dec. 11, $5-$6. Call 632-1754 for more information. In conjunction with the fifth annual Gingerbread Village with the theme "The Storybook Journey" on display at the Citadel Mall until Dec. 25.

Colossal Fossil Christmas, a series of two-hour workshops for children 5-12 at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall, 574-0077. $12. Pre-payment required. "Handmade Holidays," a holiday arts and crafts workshop with local artist Kim Sayers-Newlin; four sessions between Dec. 20-23. "Colossal Fossils" on the museum's Dinosight exhibit; four sessions between Dec. 27-30.

Special One-week Swim Lesson for kids and adults offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Aquatics and Fitness Center. $9.75. Runs Dec. 19 through Jan. 2. Call 578-6634.

Neon Nites for youth ages 8 to 14 on Friday evenings at the Sertich Ice Center sporting a "new atmosphere" this year with music and lighting. $2.75 includes skate rental.


STUFF FOR SENIORS

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. "Avoiding Dangerous Interactions Between Prescriptions, Herbs and Vitamins" on Thurs., Dec. 9, 10-11 a.m. "Understanding Dizziness and Balance" on Wed., Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. "How to Handle Holiday Stress" on Thurs., Dec. 9, 1-2 p.m.

PILLAR, the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation, provides programs and classes for those in retirement, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Community College and Elderhostel. Fees vary. Call 540-7224 for more.

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.


SPORTS & RECREATION

Meet the Olympic Stars at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Dominique Moceanu, Tim and Tony DeBoom, Doug Beal, Barb Kunkle and Tom Sorensen will be signing The Olympic Dream and Spirit, featuring first person accounts by 105 Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. Sat., Dec. 11, noon.

Public Skate Sessions at the Sertich Ice Center in Memorial Park. $2.50-$3. $1 skate rental. Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30-5:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Fridays: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Holiday Swimming Sessions offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Aquatics and Fitness Center, 578-6634. $3.75-$5. Public swim: Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-5:30 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Adult swim: Mondays through Fridays, 6:30-9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. Lap swim: Mondays through Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Special One-week Swim Lesson for kids and adults offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Aquatics and Fitness Center. $9.75. Runs Dec. 19 through Jan. 2. Call 578-6634.

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.

Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee on Bear Creek Park playing fields on Saturdays at noon. No experience necessary. Show up and bring a friend.


SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 576-2626. 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.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-11, 7:05 p.m.: against Bakersfield.

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. 18, 2 and 8 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. 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. 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.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a easy hike along Gold Camp Road on Sat., Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon. $6. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Backcountry Winter Travel at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Dec. 11, 10-11:30 a.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.

Remember Your Purpose and Power for 2000, an experimental workshop by numerologist Victoria Helm and empowerment coach Christina Perry. $50; call 630-0413 for more. Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak "N" Gineers, an N-scale railroad club, displaying their model railroads at the Green Crest Business Center, 3645 Jeannine Drive, Suite 108. Call 481-8932 or 282-9089 for more. Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12, noon to 4 p.m.

Council Comes to You, a special night meeting to allow greater accessibliity to the public of the Colorado Springs City Council at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The formal agenda will be posted at www.colorado.springs.com one week prior. Tues., Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

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