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KCME Radio Theatre presenting The Giant's Stair, a thriller about a man, his wife and her "unbalanced" sister during a terrible storm, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Jan. 13, 8 p.m.

Brundibar, a performance by the Colorado Springs Conservatory, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Features special guest speaker Ela Stein Weissberger, a holocaust survivor and an original member of the Terezin Cast. $12. Sat., Jan. 15, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 16, 2 p.m.

A Brief History of White Music, featuring an all-black cast interpreting the music of the Andrews Sisters, Buddy Holly, Elvis, the Beach Boys, the Beatles and more, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Sat., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Camelot, the musical based on T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $23-$38. Tues.-Wed., Jan. 18-19, 8 p.m.

The King and I, the Rodgers and Hammersteins classic, in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sat., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Bottoms Rood, a Victorian murder mystery at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. $12.50-$20. Fri., Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

Victor/Victoria at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $20.50-$35.50. Sat., Feb. 12, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.


AUDITIONS & NOTICES

Star Bar Players seeks director and technical director for "The Woman in Black." Those interested in directing should mail proposal to P. O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. This is a technically demanding play and those interested in being technical director must be willing to test their abilities. Call 573-7411 for more information.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

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

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

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.

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, $23-$36. Jan. 13 through Feb. 19.

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

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.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, an absurdist comedy by Steve Martin, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $17. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 29.

Byrd's Boy, by Bruce Robinson, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Feb. 2 through March 11.

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. Runs Saturdays 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.

Tap Dogs, a rocking performance that turns tap dancing upside down, in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Sun., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Ballet British Columbia at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $30.50-$40.50. Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

Veiled Spirit Middle Eastern Winter Dance at the Benet Hill Center Theatre, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. Includes pre-show Shopping Bazaar from 2 to 5:30 p.m. $10-$15. Call 229-4797 or 888-382-7787 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

Martha Graham Dance Co. at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $15-$30. Sun., Feb. 27, 8 p.m.

33 A.D. with Watership Down and Misanthrophy at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. $ TBA. Sat., Jan. 8, 9 p.m.

A Band Called Horse with Last Supper, Positively Negative and Dirtnap at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA. Sat., Jan. 8, 8 p.m.

12 Cents for Marvin with The Ghetto Cherubs performing ska at the Underground, 130 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. All ages. $2-$5. Mon., Jan. 10, 9 p.m.

Debbie Davis at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $10 in advance. Fri., Jan. 14, 9 p.m.

Leer with The Percussionist at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. $ TBA. Sat., Jan. 15, 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.

The A-Holes performing punk rock at the Underground, 130 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. All ages. $2-$5. Mon., Jan. 17, 9 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.

Room Full of Blues at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $20 in advance. Fri., Jan. 21, 9 p.m.

Hazy Swirl with Boomchick and The Deadites performing alternative rock at the Underground, 130 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. All ages. $2-$5. Mon., Jan. 24, 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.

Cannibal Corpse with God Dethroned, Hate Eternal, and Diabolic at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.


OUT OF TOWN POP, ROCK & BLUES

Cabaret Diosa at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Jan. 7, 8 p.m.

Stanley Jordan at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75-14.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Thurs., Jan. 13, 8 p.m.

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

All with Wretch Like Me, Bill the Welder, Tanger and Someday 1 at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8-$10, 303/322-2308. Sat., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.

Fenix, TX at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

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

Matthew Sweet at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75-$14.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

Jungle Brothers with George Devore and The Roam at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Wed., Jan. 26, 9 p.m.

Victor Wooten at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.

Maceo Parker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 shows on Fri.-Sat., Jan. 28-29, 9 p.m. All-ages show on Sun., Jan. 30, 9 p.m.

Sno-Core 2000 with System of a Down, Incubus, Mr. Bungle and Puya at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $22, 520-9090. Sat., Jan. 29, 7 p.m.

Anthrax with Fu Manchu at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Mon., Feb. 1, 9 p.m.

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

Lee "Scratch" Perry with The Mad Professor at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., Feb. 6, 9 p.m.

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

Brothers Craggan with The Kurtens at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Feb. 10, 9 p.m.

Rebirth Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 11, 9 p.m.

Chris Cornell, former frontman for Soundgarden, at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $26.50, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Freddy Jones Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Feb. 12, 9 p.m.

Del McCoury Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., Feb. 15, 8 p.m.

Culture at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Feb. 16, 9:30 p.m.

String Cheese Incident at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Los Lobos opens on Fri., Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Alpha Blondy opens on Sat., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Saxaphonist David Sanborn at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25-$44, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

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

Shannon Curfman at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Machinehead with Reveille at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sun., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

Steel Pulse at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show on Sat., March 4, 9 p.m. All-ages show on Sun., March 5, 9 p.m.

The Funky Meters at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Wed.-Thurs., March 8-9, 9 p.m.

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

David Wilcox at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $18. Fri., Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Jason Riggs, a singer-songwriter from Albuquerque, performing at Starbucks, 4272 N. Academy Blvd., 265-9291. Fri., Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Fais Do-Do, a Cajun and Zydego dance party featuring the Colorado Cajun Dance Band and the Nouveau Zydego Honkies, at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $10-$12, 303/777-1003. Dance lesson at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 8, 8 p.m.

Montgomery Gentry at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12, advance. $16, at the door. Fri., Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

New West sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

David Olney with Kate Campbell at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $12-$14, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 14, 8 p.m.

Record Release Concert with David Moore and 32-20 Jug Band at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $13-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 21, 8 p.m.

Chuck Pyle with Rebecca Flosom at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $12-$14, 303/777-1003. Sat., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.

E-Town with Kenny Wayne Shepard at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sat., Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

David Grier and Matt Flinner in the Tufts Theater in the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $12-$14, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

John Hammond and Alvin Youngblood Hart at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

Ruben Romero performing traditional and new flamenco at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $23; call 633-3471 or 634-5583. Mon., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Ty Herdon at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12, advance. $16, at the door. Fri., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.


JAZZ & SWING

Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society's 15th Birthday Bash, a two-day celebration featuring over 40 musicians, at the Flying W. Ranch. Reservations required for Saturday, Jan. 8, 1:45-10:30 p.m.; $24, includes dinner. Walk-ins welcome for Sunday, Jan. 9, 1:45 p.m.; $10. Two-day package, $30. Call 684-2429 for more.

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. Features Harry Allen on tenor sax, Dan Barrett on trombone, Eddie Erickson on banjo, guitar and vocals, Don Grove on drums, Rebecca Kilgore on vocals, Randy Reinhart on trumpet, John Sheridan on piano and Frank Tate on string bass. $35 for reserved seating. Food and drink available for purchase. 303/674-4190. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 21-22, 7 p.m.

Arturo Sandoval performing University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall. $15, 719/542-1211. Thurs., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Instruments of Change featuring Christopher Parkening on guitar, as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Classical Masterworks 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., Jan. 7-8, 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 9, 2:30 p.m.

Flying "W" Wranglers, an evening of Western favorites as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops Series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 14-15, 8 p.m.

Brundibar, a performance by the Colorado Springs Conservatory, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Features special guest speaker Ela Stein Weissberger, a holocaust survivor and an original member of the Terezin Cast. $12. Sat., Jan. 15, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 16, 2 p.m.

Exploring the Final Frontier as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Family Classics program at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Sun., Jan 23, 7:30 p.m.

Carmina Burana, a scenic cantana based on a 13th century manuscript about wine, women and song, featuring the Colorado Springs Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 4-5, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m.

The Music of Gabriel Faur by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m.


MISCELLANEOUS MUSIC

Festival Fridays on Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Features the Big Cat Band on Jan. 7, Poquito Maz on Jan. 14, Dotsero on Jan. 21, Wallace Cotton & The Royals on Jan. 28. Call 719/542-1211 for more.


MUSIC NEWS

Behind the Baton, a series of interviews with the candidates for the position of music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony; on Thurs., Jan. 6, an interview with Lawrence Leighton Smith, head of Yale University's orchestral program, who will be conducting the CSSO on Jan. 7-9.

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale Auditions for the Treble Choirs, ages 8-12, on Sat, Jan. 8. Call 633-3562 for an appointment.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions for violin, viola, cello and bass. For music and appointment, call 520-1893.

The Black Rose Acoustic Society announcing music scholarships for Coloradans who wish to study a traditional musical instrument such as guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, stand-up bass or accordion. Adult and youths encouraged to apply. Call 598-3719 for more.

World Horizons Film Series 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.

Texas Across the River as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Microcosmos, an award-winning film on the invisible world of insects, at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Wed., Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

The Opposite of Sex starring Lisa Kudrow, Martin Donovan and Christina Ricci, at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Call 578-9092 for more information. Sat., Jan. 22, 6:30 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.

Lois Hayna presenting a poetry workshop sponsored by Poetry West in Colorado College's Worner Center. Bring copies of an original poem to discuss. Call 447-9039 for more. Sat., Jan. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Patrick Buchanan signing his book A Republic, Not an Empire at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Tues., Jan. 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

11th annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering featuring 35 performers from seven Western states at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada. For ticket information, call 303/431-3939. Thus.-Sun., Jan. 13-16.

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.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Featuring Colorado 2000, an exhibit of millennial works by Colorado artists. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 7, 6-9 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, through Jan 23, 2000.

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 mid-Jan. Featuring Magic: From Alchemy to Zodiac opening Thurs., Jan. 20, 5-8 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. The Fine Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions, through Jan. 9. Mentors and Muses, the Bemis School of Art faculty exhibition, through Jan. 9. 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. "A Breath of Fresh Art," a gallery opening event to celebrate the opening of Colorado 2000: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art and Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, on Fri., Jan. 21, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. John & Sarah: A Family's Journey to Freedom, an installation and photography exhibit that explores the history of Curtis Reaves' ancestors, from slavery and beyond, opens Sat., Jan. 15.

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.

Dooley Arts, 2627 W. Colorado Ave., 630-3677. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring landscape paintings by Tom J. Dooley and Jenny Smith Dooley.

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, through Jan. 28.

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

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. 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.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Open: Thurs.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Kathleen Koltes and Kristen Flourney through Jan. 31.

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.

Western National Bank, 1130 N. Circle Drive Branch. Featuring YoungArtists Showcase 2000, an exhibit of the work of local high school and community college students, Jan. 10-28.


ART ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Call for entries by art teachers who teach art at public and private institutions in Colorado. $10-$15 fee for a maximum of three slides of work created in the last two years. Deadline: Jan. 8. Call 685-3717 for more info.

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

Bemis School of Art beginning a new schedule for adult and children's classes on Jan. 31. Registration begins Jan. 18; call 475-2444 for more.

Family Day previewing the spring programs at Bemis, a Gallery Presentation on "The State of Art in Colorado," and a backstage look at HMS Pinafore, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Free. Sat., Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to noon.

Outdoor photography workshop offered by Rocky Mountain Reflections at REI Outfitters, 1376 E. Woodmen Road. Call 277-7474 for more. Thurs., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.

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.

Call for ceramic works by the Lincoln Arts Center in Lincoln, CA, for its 13th annual juried competition of ceramic work. Slide entry only. For prospectus, send legal-sized SASE to Lincoln Arts, P.O. Box, 1166, Lincoln, CA, 95648. Call 916/645-9713 for more. Final deadline: Feb. 28, 2000.

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.


ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with the leading students of the Colorado Springs Conservatory, who will be performing in Brundibar at the Colorado Spring Fine Arts Center, with a review of the CSSO's Jan. 7 performance. Sat., Jan. 8, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Jan. 11, 10:30 p.m.

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Chuck Roy, a co-star on NBC's "Will and Grace": Jan. 6-9. Dave Chappelle, who's appeared in such films as The Nutty Professor and Con Air: Jan. 14-16. Carlos Mencia, host of "Funny is Funny": Jan. 20-23.

The Kids in the Hall at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $30-$37.50, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 6, 8 p.m.

The Fifth annual Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs. Features toss, hurl, launch and drive competitions, a glamour competition, a derby and races. No entry fee if you bring your own (stale) fruitcake. Call the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce at 685-5089 for more. Sat., Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Gourmet Chefs Auction, featuring samples from chefs from over 15 fine local restaurants as well as a live and silent auction, to benefit the March of Dimes at the Broadmoor Hotel International Center. $35-$40. Call 473-9981 for more. Tues., Jan. 11, 6 p.m.

Patrick Buchanan signing his book A Republic, Not an Empire at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Tues., Jan. 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast with Rosemary Harris speaking at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus. Call 540-7108. Thurs., Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon, featuring speaker Chaplain Oledia Bell, at the Air Force Academy in the Sam Milazzo NCO Club. $8; call 333-3940 for reservations. Fri., Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m.

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Festival at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Sponsored by Baha'is of Woodland Park, 687-5315. Features country artist Dan Seals and the Sankofa African Dancers and Drummers. Sat., Jan. 15, noon.

Intimate Cabaret for gay and bi men at the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside Dr. Features singer-songwriter Ted Shinn and literary artist Rand'l Griffin. Sat., Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Howard Lyman, former cattle rancher-turned-vegetarian and co-defendant with Oprah Winfrey in the infamous Tezas beef trial speaking about the stock show and cattle industry at the First Universalist Church, Denver. $5-$7. Call 303/777-4828 for more. Sun., Jan. 16, 7 p.m.

Festival of the Arts in Sport at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $10-$30. Sat., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.

Mochitsuki, a traditional Japanese rice pounding outdoor ceremony celebrating the New Year, sponsored by the Japan America Society of Southern Colorado and the East Asian Language department of Colorado College, at CC's Worner Quad. Help pound rice in to a smooth cake, which is then shaped into bite-size portions. Free; call 389-6607 for mroe. Sat., Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to noon.

27th Anniversary Celebration of Roe v. Wade featuring performances by Lyn Boudreau and Kristina Hall, comedians who focus on women's issues, at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by the Pro-Choice Coalition of Colorado Springs. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Program at 6:30 p.m. $7.50-$8 donation. Call Sandy at 473-8537 for more. Thurs., Jan. 27.

Twelfth annual Community Design Awards presented by the Partnership for Community Design with guest speaker Richard Hansen at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort. $40. Call 650-6939. Wed., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.


STUFF FOR KIDS

Plants in the Dino World, a program by folks from Red Rocks Garden at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. Sat., Jan. 8, 1-2 p.m.

Soccer Skills program for kids 8 to 15 offered by the Parks and Recreation at the Hillside Community Center and the Colorado Springs Sports Center. Offered on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays starting Jan. 14. Call 385-5981 to register.

Up in the Air, a one-man show for the whole family by Peter Davidson, exhibiting a variety of theatrical skills, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5-$7. Sat., Jan. 15, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Second annual Premier Instructional Winter Baseball Camp for players ages 8 to 18 at Manitou High School. Sundays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 27. 2nd through 5th graders meet 10 a.m. to noon. 6th through 8th graders meet noon to 2 p.m. and 9th through 12th graders meet from 2 to 4 p.m. $170. Call 800/641-4487 for more.

Bemis School of Art beginning a new schedule for adult and children's classes on Jan. 31. Registration begins Jan. 18; call 475-2444 for more.

17th annual Rocky Mountain Small World Cup in Silver Creek. Kids' events include dual slalom, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, and parades. Everyone gets a medal. 888/283-7458. Jan. 22-23.


STUFF FOR SENIORS

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. "Coffee with Ela Stein-Weissberger" on Wed., Jan. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m. As a child, Ela was part of the original cast that performed the operetta Brundibar in the concentration camp at Terezin. [See Theater section for performance information.]

Senior Days of Enrichment at The Center at the Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road, 473-6184. Next program: "Aging Is a Family Affair: Who's in Charge Anway" presented by Sara Honn Qualls. $10, includes lunch. Fri., Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pikes Peak Road Runners 21st Winter Series begins with 5K/10K in Fox Run Regional Park on Sat., Jan. 8. Next: 4-mile/8-mile race at Fort Carson Fitness Trails on Sat., Jan. 22. Next: 5K/10K on Santa Fe Trail on Sat., Feb. 12. Final: 10K/20K in Black Forest on Sat., Feb. 26. Now offering a new Senior Challenge for those 65 years and up. Pre-registration for the series: $20-$36; single race: $8-$10. Call 598-2953 for more.

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Class sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club Group. Cost: $20 ($10 for each additional family member). Tues., Jan. 11, in the evening, and Sat., Jan. 15, all day. For details and to sign up, call Jim at 385-0045 or Chuck and Judy at 592-0963.

Ice Climbing for Beginners offered by the Pikes Peak Alpine School. No experience necessary. $75. Call 630-3934.

Climbing in Madagascar and Cuba by Craig Luebben at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

Y2K Frostbite 5K and 10K beginning at the City Park Pavilion, Pueblo. Registration deadline: Jan. 22, or 30 minutes prior to race; $16-$20. Call 719/543-5151.

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.

Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee on Bear Creek Park playing fields on Saturdays at noon. No experience necessary. Show up and bring a friend. Check out www.sio.com/ colorado_springs_ultimate.html for more.


SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8, 7:05 p.m.: against Tacoma. Fri., Jan. 21, 7:05 p.m.: against Idaho.

Watt Ventures Barrel Racing, a three-cornered course for horses around 55-gallon drums, at the indoor arena at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 520-6711. Free. Sat., Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.

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. Vs the Air Force Academy on Fri., Jan. 28, 7:35 p.m. Vs. Niagara University on Sat., Jan. 29, 7:05 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Vs. Charlotte on Sat., Jan. 8. Vs. Seattle on Wed., Jan. 12. Vs. Miami on Fri., Jan. 14. Vs. Phoenix on Fri., Jan. 21,

Snowshoe Class in Horsethief Park by Meadow Mountain Walks. $6. To reserve a space, call 578-9155. Sat., Jan. 8, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count for beginning to advanced birders at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Jan. 8, 8-11:30 a.m.

Snowshoeing 101, an indoor clinic on how to get started in this sport, at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Call 520-6387 for reservations. Sat., Jan. 8, 10-11 a.m.

This Place Is For the Birds, a lecture on Colorado birds, at Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 574-8058. Free. Sun., Jan. 9, 1 p.m.

Wolves at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Join Darlene Koboble and her arctic wolf Akahla. . Call 520-6387 for reservations. Fri., Jan. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Raptors, with a live falcon, hawk, and owl, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Jan. 15, 10-11 a.m.

Sunday Showcases featuring a resident Colorado creature every week at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2327. Sundays, Jan. 16-30.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding an easy hike along Homestead Trail on Sat., Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $6. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Cross Country Skiing, an indoor clinic on the latest equipment and techniques, at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Call 520-6387 for reservations. Sat., Jan. 22, 1-2 p.m.

Colossal Carnivores of the Foothills, a program on black bears and mountain lions, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6387 for reservations. Fri., Jan. 28, 7-8 p.m.

Winter Wildlife Watch, a hike at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Call 520-6387 for reservations. Sat., Jan. 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

Star Watch sponsored by the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/560-STAR. Fri., Jan. 28, dusk.


GARDENING

Gardening classes at ForestEdge Gardens, 12285 Lindsey Lane, on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in January. $18 per class; call 495-9175 to register. "Perennials on Parade" on Jan. 12; "Ornamental Herbs in the Landscape" on Jan. 19; "Great Ornamental Grasses" on Jan. 26.

Create a Living Wreath at Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 574-8058. $14. Sun., Jan. 22, 1 p.m.

Free health classes offered at Metro Health Services, 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 101, at 6:45 p.m. "Balancing the Nervous System after Trauma" on Mon., Jan. 10. "Nutrition 101" on Tues., Jan. 11. "The Chemical Body -- How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Groceries and Sick Care" on Wed., Jan. 12. "Balancing Female Hormones Naturally" on Thurs., Jan. 13. "Weight Loss" on Tues., Jan. 18. Call 594-0071 for reservations.

The Arthritis Foundation sponsoring a free "Ask-a-Lawyer" call-in program for questions and concerns regarding Social Security disability issues only on Thurs., Jan. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 800/475-6447.

Colorado Department of Revenue conducting a sales tax class for owners and managers of businesses that sell tangible property. Free. Call 594-6730 for more. Thurs., Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m.

How to Protect Your Photographs at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Refreshments at 10 a.m. Program at 11 a.m. Fri., Jan. 14.

Building Healthier Relationships, an 8-week workshop at the Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Road, on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Call 599-8652 Ext. 241 to register. Begins Jan. 18.

Memories: Territory of the Heart, a Women's Story weekend retreat involving prayerful exercises of writing, imaging, art, music, and ritual at the Franciscan Center, 7740 Deer Hill Grove, Mount St. Francis. Pre-registration deadline: Jan. 10, 2000. Runs Fri., Jan. 21, 7 p.m. to Sat., Jan. 22, 4 p.m. Call 598-5486 Ext. 7739 for more information.

Computers For Beginners at Pikes Peak Community College's Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $115, plus manual. Half-day sessions offered on Friday mornings or afternoons. Runs Jan. 28 through Feb. 25. Call 527-6000 to register.

Nurturing Program, a program designed for expectant parents, seeking volunteers. Orientation on Mon., Jan. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 578-3278 for more.

Income Tax Assistance Volunteers sought by the Pikes Peak Library District. Training provided on the basics in early January. Time commitment averages 4 hours per week from Feb. 1 through April 15. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1251.

Memorial Hospital seeking adult volunteers for various duties throughout the day. Volunteers generally work a 2- to 4-hour shift. Call 365-5298 for an application or for more information.

Children's Literacy Center seeking volunteers 13 and older to provide one-on-one tutoring to first, second and third grade students in reading. Need to commit to 2 hours a week for one semester. Orientation and a 2-hour training takes place at the end of January, and tutoring begins in February. Call 471-8672.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeking docents. Must be at least 21 and love animals and enjoy meeting the public. Training will run from January to March, 2000. For more, call Larry at 471-7199.

U.S. Representative Joel Hefley holding a number of neighborhood meetings. At the Winslow Court Retirement Center, 3920 E. San Miguel, on Tues., Jan. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. At Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., on Tues., Jan. 11, 11 a.m. to noon. At the Woodmoor Community Center, Monument, on Sat., Jan. 15, 9-10 a.m. At the Colorado Springs Police Station, Falcon Substation, 7850 Goddard St., on Sat., Jan. 15, 11 a.m.

SMMUG, the Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. (Novices meet at 6 p.m.) at the auditorium at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Kiowa and Institute Streets. For more information call 599-4528 or visit www.smmug.org. Next meeting: Jan. 12.

Discussion about Paganism at the Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. Call the Earth Spirit Pagans for more info: 800/731-2650. Thurs., Jan. 13, 7-9 p.m.

Fresh bakery goods donated by animal-loving businesses available 4415 Flintridge Drive, 594-6046. Money paid for goods will be donated to Rocky Mountain Animal Defense. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily.

Annual community Career Fair at UCCS in March seeking participation by local businesses. Booth rental: $60-$100. For more information, call Linda at 262-3069. Early registration recommended.

Firefighters' Families of Worcester Fund established by the Colorado Springs Firefighters Association to aid the families of the six fallen firefighters. Donations can be made at any Key Bank locations. Call 332-9817 for more.

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