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Art Shows and Galleries

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1873, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the work of wilderness artist Scott Kennedy, through Feb. Reception with the artist on Sat., Feb. 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 One Plus One, an exhibit of the member artists and their guests, through Feb. 20.

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 Magic: From Alchemy to Zodiac through Feb. 25.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Roots of My Resistance: Mississippi 1965-1967, a photography exhibit by CC visiting professor Maria Varela, through Feb. 16. Reception with the artist: Thurs., Feb. 3, 4-6 p.m.

Colorado Springs Art Guild holding three exhibits. At First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., 630-1611; featuring artwork by Frank Davey, Louise Shaeffer, Judy Curry, Charles Wilson, Meg Poulton and more, through March 10.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century's second exhibit, The Aftermath: The '60s and '70s, 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, through June 18.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Film to Pixels, an exhibit of digital manipulation photography by David Ball and Jim Doenges. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Fiber Goddess Gallery & Weaving Studios, 118 1/2 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Featuring the third annual Heartfelt Show, an exhibit of the work of Brenda Cameron, Eileen Tomaro, Micheline Brierre, on Sat., Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 6, noon to 4 p.m.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Ave., 685-0636. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibiting the work of Nita Ball, Ken and Tina Riesterer and Barbara Vogt. Holding a "Love-In" reception on Sun., Feb. 6, noon to 4 p.m.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the acrylic paintings of Colorado landscape artist Gene Inmam, through Feb. 29.

Frank Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 448-0808. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring the charcoal, watercolor, pastel and oil work of Susan Frank.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Featuring Watermedia 2000, an exhibit of the work of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, featuring over 60 artists. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m. Slide lecture by Louise Cadillac at 7:15 p.m.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring new and recent work by Christy Callaham in conjunction with the production of Dream Caf: Puppetry After Dark, through Feb. 25.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Art Teachers Art Show, a juried exhibition of works by area art teachers, elementary through university levels. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Making the Invisible Visible, an exhibit by Santa Fe artist Ramona Mitchell, through Feb. 29.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Brainbowl 2000, an intellectual trivia competition for corporate and community teams, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Proceeds benefit the Center. $100-$200 for teams to enter. Entry deadline: Feb. 10. Competition on Feb. 19, 2 p.m.

Orientation to Co-Housing, a program seeking 30 families to design their own community just a mile from downtown, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Call 473-9466 for more. Sun., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

Dreampower Animal Rescue offering 100 free spay/neuter certificates as part of its Project PAL (Prevent a Litter) to those who qualify. For more, call 390-7838.

Thirteenth annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week to be held February 12-19. Colorado Springs Eating Disorder Resource notes that one million men and between 5 and 10 million women struggle with an eating disorder, and that 80% of ten-year-old girls have tried dieting. Visit www.edap.org to learn more and to learn what you can do help end this obsession with weight.

Contest to name Penrose Equestrian Center, a.k.a. Penrose Stadium, the Penrose Stadium and Equestrian Center, the Equestrian Center. Contest will run through March 24, with the final name being announced on April 1. Send your suggestion with your name and phone number to the center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 80906, or fax it to 578-1415.


arts events and classes

Behind the Baton, a series of interviews with the candidates for the position of music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony; on Thurs., Feb. 3, an interview with Paul Polivnick, music director of the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestras, who will be conducting the CSSO on Feb. 4-6.

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Chris Kermiet calling to the music of the Poultry in Motion. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.

Award-winning Santa Fe jeweler Lawrence Baca at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Lecture at 10 a.m. and trunk sale at 11 a.m. Lecture at 3 p.m. and trunk sale at 4 a.m. Free. Sat., Feb. 5.

Computer-Aided Weaving with Eleanor Best, nationally known expert in handweaving from Indianapolis, at the monthly meeting of the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild at Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. LaSalle St. For more information, call 471-4869. Fri., Feb. 11, 9 a.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, a visit to the studio of Tina and Ken Riesterer, with a review of the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra's Feb. 4 concert. Sat., Feb. 5, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Feb. 8, 10:30 p.m.

Gallery Panel Discussion on Colorado 2000 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Features our own John Hazlehurst, Mark Arnest of the G, and Johanna Roache of UCCS. Wed., Feb. 9, noon.

Family Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Join Rhonda Greder-Kimble and stars from the Repertory's production of HMS Pinafore to discuss the production. Free. Sat., Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to noon.

Business of Art Center offering a number of one-day workshops this winter and spring including "Intaglio Etching," an introduction to the traditional techniques and processes, on Sat., Feb. 19; "Digital Imput," on digital photography, on Mon., Feb. 21; "Reductive Woodcuts," an introduction to traditional woodcut printmaking, on Sat., Feb. 26; "Introduction to Polymer Clay" on Sat., March 4; "Solar Etching" on Sat., March 11. Fees vary. Call 685-1861 to register. Also offering a number of classes this winter and spring including "Introduction to Ceramics" on Thursdays beginning Feb. 3.


arts notices

Star Bar Players is holding auditions for "The Woman in Black." Needed are two men age 25-60. Auditions will be held February 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lon Chaney Theater. Call 473-4298 for information.

Auditions for a short film based on the life of Nikola Tesla to be held at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater. Seeking three men ages 30 to 55. Shoot dates: March 4-7. Call Lee Ann 444-0884 for an appointment. Sat., Feb. 5.

The Ultimate Song Search, the sixth annual Artist and Song Search by Embassy Music in Nashville. Call the Ultimate Hotline at 615/846-1700 for more. Entry deadline: Feb. 29.

Fifth annual Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition, a state-wide competition, to be judged by the Da Vinci Quartet. For entry information, call 635-1561. Deadline: March 1. Winning entries will be performed on Sun., April 16, at Colorado College.

Call for entries for all bands, floats, riders, marching groups, baton twirlers and novelty acts, to become part of the 17th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Colorado City on Sat., March 11. Call 635-8803 for more.

Call for entries for Holding My Heart, a "survivors' show" co-sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and the El Paso County Mental Health Interdisciplinary Committee to be held in July. If you are a survivor of trauma or mental, sexual, or physical abuse, please submit your work by May 15. Call 495-6852 or 481-2098 for more.


clubs & organizations

Rocky Mountain Animal Defense is concerned with: the use of animals as food, clothing and entertainment; responsible stewardship of companion animals; dog and cat homelessness and overpopulation; and wildlife issues. The RMAD meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard St. For more information, call 591-0990 Ext. 2. Next meeting: Feb. 9.

PFLAG, a nonprofit support group for families and friends of lesbians and gays so that they may better understand homosexuality, meeting on the second Wednesday of every month. Call 757-8658. Next meeting: Wed., Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. Next meeting: Feb. 9.

American Business Women's Association holding their meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Next meeting at Bennet's, 5245 N. Academy, on "Everything Starts With Attitude": Tues., Feb. 15, 6 p.m. $9. For more information, call 597-6680.

Survival Tactics for the 21st Century Jungle by motivational speaker Rick Butts at the W.O.M.E.N. luncheon (Women Owners, Managers, Executives Network) hosted by the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. $20-$25. Reservation deadline: Feb. 14; call 575-4339. Wed., Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.


Forums & discussions

Job Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Forum, a free and confidential forum offered by 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Child care and translation provided upon request. Call 800/522-0925 for reservations. Thurs., Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.


health & healing

Aromatherapy class, on the benefits of mediation using natural essential oil, at Memorial Hospital. Wed., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Call 444-CARE.

Perfected Health Plan, developed by Udo Erasmus, Ph.D., for increased energy and weight management, discussed at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., on Tues., Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., and at Desert Sage, 2631 W. Colorado Ave., on , Fri., Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Heartcheck 2000 at The Citadel mall. Offering five health screening for $10 fee as well as lots of information. For more, call Memorial Hospital's Healthlink at 444-CARE. Sat., Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Springs Community Health and Fitness Expo at the old Best Merchandise Store at the Union Square Shopping Center, Academy and Union boulevards. Offering information on health and fitness opportunities in the area. For information on exhibiting, call 385-5602. Free to public. Sat., Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Woman's Story, an afternoon of women's spirituality at Mount St. Francis, Stonehaven, Franciscan Center, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Call 598-5486 Ext. 7739 to register. Sun., Feb. 13, 2-4 p.m.

In Search of the Stork, a free seminar on infertility, at Memorial Hospital. Tues., Feb. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 444-CARE.


Politics & civic activism

Take Ten With the Mayor, your chance at 10 minutes of informal conversation with the Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace, at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. Preferred slots may be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis after 3 p.m. First-time visitors given priority. On the second Thursday of every month. Next session: Thurs., Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m.

O.W.N., the Organization of Westside Neighbors, meeting at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 20th St., on the second Thursday of every month. Call 471-4740 for more. Next meeting on Feb. 10 will be discussing the Historic Preservation Alliance and I-25 improvements.


senior programs & activities

Senior Days of Enrichment at The Center at the Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road, 473-6184. Next program: "Creative Movement -- To Know Who we Are and Where We Are on our Blessed Journey" presented by Nancy Walter. $10, includes lunch. Fri., Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.


volunteer opportunities

El Paso County Park Department offering a volunteer naturalist training course for those who will assist staff at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers in school programs and public tours. $10. Thursdays, Feb. 17 through March 16, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 520-6387 for an application. Deadline: Feb. 11.

The Arthritis Foundation seeking volunteers for various duties including helping with newsletter mailings, health care booths and numerous activities and fundraising events. Volunteers generally work a 2- to 4-hour shift. Call Leann at 520-5711.


Film & Video

A Reason to Believe, a film dealing with such campus issues as date rape and drug use, followed by a discussion, at The Lodge at UCCS, 262-3450. Visitors must park in the visitors' lot, south of Lot 4, and bring ticket to event for validation. Tues., Feb. 8, 5:30-8 p.m.

Paint Your Wagon, the 1969 musical with Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Fourth annual Denver Jazz on Film Festival at Cameron Church, Denver. Featuring jazz films from all over the world as well as a several rarely seen American jazz films. $3.50-$5 per show. For tickets, call 303/592-1168. For more information, call 303/871-1950. Weekend passes available. Feb. 18-21.


Lectures & Learning

Gardening Ideas for the New Millennium by Rob Proctor and Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens at a Broadmoor Garden Club event at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. $20. Call 471-2148 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Open house at Holy Trinity Catholic School, offering grades K through 8, with an all-day Kindergarten program. Prospective families are invited to tour the facility and talk with faculty and families. Call 634-1029 for more. Sun., Feb. 13, 12:30 -2:30 p.m.

Winter Camping, with a representative from Eastern Mountain Sports, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Feb. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.

The History of Chocolate at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. 634-6666. Sun., Feb. 13, 2 p.m.

Manitou Springs History Speakers Series presenting "The Keithley Cabins" at the Manitou Springs Elementary School auditorium, 701 Dulco. Call 685-5089 for more. Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Geology, an armchair tour with local geologist Steve Veatch, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6387 for reservations. Sat., Feb. 19, 1-2 p.m.

Women's Educational Society with Dr. Jeanne Manning, author of A Time to Speak at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $5, includes a light lunch. Reservations due by Feb. 16; call 573-5110. Wed., Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m.

Massage classes for partners at Memorial Hospital. $30 per couple. Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 24-25, 6-9 p.m. Call 444-CARE.


Literary Events

Janet Emmons, author of A Sudden Tremor of Black Air, presenting a poetry workshop sponsored by Poetry West in Colorado College's Worner Center. Bring writing materials and one or two narrations of dreams. Call 447-9039 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Writing workshop with D'Arcy Fallon at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th Street. $43. Saturdays, Feb. 12 through March 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 444-7340 to register.

The La Dolce Vita Writer's Salon begins a ten-week Short Fiction Workshop led by Jim Ciletti at the Hooked On Books at 3918 Maizeland Road at Academy. Goal: to write three short stories and send them out for publication. For an application, send a self-addressed #10 envelope to: Jim Ciletti, Writing Workshop, Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland Rd, Colorado Springs, 80909. Begins Wed., Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

New Colorado Voices 2000, the second annual one-act play competition by the Crystal Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Westcliffe. Must be a Colorado resident or attending an educational institution in Colorado. For details, call 719/783-2182. Submission deadline: April 1.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

The Swing Riders performing a blend of cowboy and swing music, sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Ruben Romero, flamenco guitarist, performing in the theater 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.


classical

The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars performing traditional Jewish party music at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. Free, but tickets required. Call 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

Carmina Burana, a scenic cantana based on a 13th century manuscript about wine, women and song, featuring the Colorado Springs Chorale, as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Classical Masterworks season 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.

Julian Gray and Ronald Pearl Duo, an internationally-acclaimed classical guitar duo, performing in the Colorado Springs Guitar Society's 2000 concert series in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $8-$12. Fri., Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Performing Mozart's Quartet in B-flat Major, Bartok's String Quartet No. 5, and Ravel's String Quartet in F Major. $16-$20. Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 13, 3 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.

Millennium Space Spectacular with Thomas Wilson conducting as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops Series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring music from Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The X-Files and more. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 18-19, 8 p.m.

Young Concert Artists of Colorado Springs performing at the Colorado Springs School concert hall, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Includes Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D Minor and Schubert's Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major. Sun., Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m.

Itzhak Perlman in recital at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $TBA. Mon., March 13, 8 p.m.


jazz & swing

Spyro Gyra with Dotsero 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.

Live jazz on Sundays at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583. Starts with Hollywood and Vine on Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m.

Mr. David Booker & The Swingtet in the gym at UCCS, 262-3450. Lessons at 5:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.


miscellaneous

United States Air Force Band of the Rockies presenting its Winter Concert featuring the concert band at the Air Force Academy Arnold Hall Theater. Free, but tickets required. Call 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

Works of Kim Gee-Bum, visiting professor, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Evening concert at 7:30 p.m. Preview at 11 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 10.


reggae

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration featuring Tippa Irie, Rappa Robert and Jimifar-i and The Riddim Band as well as dub poetry, rasta yoga, and Caribbean food at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $19 in advance. Call 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

Swamp, a rhythm and blues band at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., Feb. 11, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Boondoggle, swinging through their hometown on their national tour, at McAllister's Tavern, 15 E. Vermijo, 636-5293. Fri., Feb. 11, 9 p.m.

The Schwag, a Grateful Dead tribute band, at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Sat., Feb. 12, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

SevenDust at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $17-$19, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, lead vocalist for the Refreshments with the lead guitarist from the Gin Blossoms, at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road, 597-2900. $6. Sun., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.

Equation at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. $5-$7. Thurs., Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

Smoking Joe Kubeck performing rocking blues at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., Feb. 18, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.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, 7 p.m.

Waterdeep, a roots-rock band, at the House of Soul, 4777 N. Academy Blvd., 260-7500. $5. Mon., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Filth Industry CD Release Party with Last Supper at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Free to those 21+. $4 for others. Fri., Feb. 25, 9 p.m.

Mem Shannon performing blues at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Feb. 26, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Dissonance with Dirtnap and Cold Moon at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.

Insane Clown Posse at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $20, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., March 2, 7 p.m.

S.M.A.C.K. with Association Outward and Undecided at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., March 4, 7 p.m.

Bugs Henderson and the Shuffle Kings at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

The Reverand Horton Heat at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., April 2, 8 p.m.


Performances

Dance

Veiled Spirit Middle Eastern Winter Dance at the Benet Hill Center Theatre, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. Includes pre-show Shopping Bazaar from 2:00p.m. 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.


Theater

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

Private Lives by Noel Coward performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $12. Discounts for seniors over 65 and students. Call 573-7411 for tickets. Fri.-Sat., through Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Back to 1960, a play set at the 1939 World's Fair, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Feb. 10, 8 p.m.

HMS Pinafore 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., Feb. 11-27, 8 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 13-27, 2 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.

One Act Play Festival, a hotly contested regional high school drama competition, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Plays begin on the hour throughout the day. Free to the public. Wed., Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dream Caf: Puppetry After Dark, the fourth production in Smokebrush's Mainstage season, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12-$15, 444-0884. $5 student tickets become available 15 minutes before the show, though seating not guaranteed. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Feb. 19.


Recreation

White-Tails Wildlife Hike at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Feb. 5, 9-11:30 a.m..

Full Moon Hike on the Santa Fe Regional Trail. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Fri., Feb. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

Climbing 101 offering an introduction to technical rock climbing with a trained belayer. open at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, Saturdays and Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m. Minimum height: 4-feet, 6-inches. Small fee. Call 578-6146.

Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee on Bear Creek Park playing fields off of 21st Street on Saturdays at noon. Rain or shine. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Check out www.sio.com/colorado_springs_ultimate.html for more.



Spectator Sports

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Vs. Minnesota State University -- Mankato on Fri., Feb. 18, 7:35 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 19, 7:05 p.m.

Air Force Academy Women's Basketball in the Clune Arena. Thurs, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.: against BTU. Sat., Feb. 5, 2 p.m.: against Utah. Call 800/666-USAF for ticket info.

High School Basketball Extravaganza, an inaugural competition featuring eight high school teams from the Colorado Springs Metro League, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. $5. Tues., Feb. 8, 4 p.m.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 4-5, 7:05 p.m.: against Tacoma. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 11-12, 7:05 p.m.: against Fresno. Tues.-Wed., Feb. 22-23: against San Diego.

Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Tournament at the U.S. Army Post Field House at Fort Carson. $2-$5, 598-8181. Feb. 10-12.

Presidents Day Hockey Tournament, featuring over 95 teams, based at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Call 576-2626 for more. Thurs.-Mon., Feb. 17-21.


Special Events

African-American History and Culture at the Millennium, a lecture and public dialogue series in February in honor of Black History Month at CU the Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3832 and PPLD meeting rooms. Speakers include Pulitzer Prize winner Professor Leon Litwack on Thurs., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. in COB Hall at UCCS; UC Berkeley Professors Waldo Martin at the East Library and Information Center on Feb. 24 and; Professor Yvonne Chireau of Swarthmore in Columbine Hall at UCCS on March 9. Free.

Black History Month Kick-Off Breakfast, a time of celebration and unity, at The Lodge at UCCS, 262-3450. Visitors must park in the visitors' lot, south of Lot 4, and bring ticket to event for validation. $6. Thurs., Feb. 3, 7:30-9 a.m.

Home Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 4-6, 520-6711.

Mine Camp Auction at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry to benefit its restoration projects at the Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. $25; call 488-0880 for reservations. Sat., Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m.

Natural Colorado Photo Contest Award Ceremony and Slide Show at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6387 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 1 p.m.

Millennium Heart Ball, 17th annual black-tie gala to benefit the local American Heart Association featuring silent auction, a gourmet dinner, raffle drawing and dancing donation at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. 635-7688. $125 Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.

Interfaith Celebration of Kindness with presentations about the role of kindness in various faiths, at the First Congregational Church, at 20 E. St. Vrain St. 488-3333. Free. Sun., Feb. 6, 4-6 p.m.

14th annual Bowl-a-thon by the Austin Bluffs Sertoma Club at King Pin Lanes, 3410 N. Academy Blvd. Benefits several local agencies including Chins Up Youth and Family Services. Call 594-9286 for more. Sun., Feb. 13, noon to 3 p.m.

El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Valentine Fundraiser Dance at the Holiday Inn, Garden of the Gods Road and I-25. Featuring music by Special Blend. $10-$12. Tickets available at: Western National Bank, 1130 N. Circle Drive; Rico's Barbershop, 712 Cheyenne Meadows Road; and UCCS' pre-collegiate development program. Fri., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. to midnight.

Fashings Dance, a pre-Lent party at Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St. $5-$7.50. Call 598-4249 for more. Sat., Feb. 19, 8 p.m. to midnight.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Altan at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $19, 303/786-7030. Sun., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

E-Town with Beausoliel at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Eliades Ochoa with Las Mermanas Ferrin at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21 unless accompanied by a parent. $22.50-$25.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., Feb. 16, 9 p.m.


art galleries & museums

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Buffalo Bill's Wild West, a touring exhibition, through Feb. 13.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Featuring Colorado 2000, an exhibit of millennial works by Colorado artists. Through March 5.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. The Piper Jaffray Collection, in the Regional Gallery, Feb. 5 through April 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. Quilt National, an exhibit of 30 works, through May 13. Equus, the figurative horse sculptures of Trudy Vader, through May 13. Reception with the artists of all their winter artists on Fri., Feb. 25, 5-8 p.m.


Classical & jazz music

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

We Love a Violin, featuring Andrzej Grabiac performing Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Hall. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Chick Corea & Origin at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $21-$32.25, 303/786-7030. Fri., Feb. 25, 8 p.m.


comedy

Steven Wright, deadpan comic extraordinaire, at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $25, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.

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


dance

Ailey II, formerly the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, performing at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $18-$30, 303/786-7030. Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.

Ballet Ariel presenting Latin Movement, a new ballet drawing inspiration from Latin dances, at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theater, Denver. $12; 303/282-9828. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 4-5, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

Giselle by the Colorado Ballet in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $18-$95. 303/830-TIXS or 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 23-26, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 26-27, 2 p.m.


Recreation

Fifth Annual Eagle Day at the Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo, with the Greenway and Nature Center's Raptor Center staff. Features a bird release, a falconing demonstration by the Air Force Academy's Falconers. State parks pass required. 719/549-2327. Sat., Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rick Stanifer Memorial Tennis Classic, the only indoor tennis of the winter season in Southern Colorado, at the Pueblo Country Club. Entry fee: $20 plus $15 for each additional event. Deadline: Feb. 7. Runs Sat., Feb. 12, through Sun., Feb. 20. Call 719/584-4526.


rock, pop & blues

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

Long Beach Dub Allstars at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $21, 303/786-7030. Fri., Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

Chris Tucker at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $49, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Lee "Scratch" Perry with The Mad Professor at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 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 Creeggan with The Kurtens at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

Dream Theater at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Luis Miguel at Magness Arena, Denver. $38-$68, 520-9090. Wed., 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.

Smash Mouth with Luscious Jackson at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $12-$17, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 14, 6:30 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.

Anthony B at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 17, 9 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.

Ghostface Killa at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sun., Feb. 20, 9 p.m.

String Cheese Incident with Funky Meters at the Dobson Arena, Vail. $25, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 21, 7 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.

Chick Corea and Origin at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $20-$32.50. 520-9090. Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

Groove Collective at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Feb. 25, 9 p.m.

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

Black Sheep with DAS EFX at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Feb. 29, 9 p.m.

Cracker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., March 1, 9 p.m.

Brian McKnight at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $40.50-$49, 520-9090. Thurs., March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Leftover Salmon at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., March 2, 9 p.m. Fri., March 3, 9 p.m. with Split Lip Rayfield.

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.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Thurs., March 30, 7:30 p.m.


special events

Hometown Heroz, a concert and dance featuring rap group Burque Style with Bap Doggz at the Chief Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. All-ages show. $6-$8. Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.

41st annual Colorado Garden and Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center, 77 14th St., Denver. Includes Milestones of the Millennium, a show by the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs. Runs Feb. 5-13. Call 303/832-6390 for more.

ACLU Annual Meeting 2000 with guest speaker Steve Shapiro, National ACLU Legal Director, on "What's Hot in the Supreme Court," at the Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver. $20-$25; Reservation deadline: Feb. 4; call 303/777-5482. Wed., Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Ice Fest 2000 in Cripple Creek featuring 11 ice sculptors from Alaska. Feb. 11-21. Meet the sculptors at the Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino on Fri., Feb. 11, 7 p.m.; reservations requested by Feb. Call 877/858-GOLD for more.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture Series in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features Attorney Star Jones on Feb. 21. Newswoman and columnist Cokie Roberts on March 20. Julie Andrews on April 5 and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. $122 for series package. Call 303/893-4100 for more.

Dralion, the new production by Cirque du Soleil, in the Pepsi Center parking lot, Denver. $30.50-$55, 800/678-5440. Begins June 6.


Sports

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 5: against Minnesota. Wed., Feb. 9: against San Antonio. Mon., Feb. 21, Sacramento.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Thurs., Feb. 3, 7 p.m.: against San Jose. Tues., Feb. 8, 7 p.m.: against Buffalo. Tues., Feb. 10, 8 p.m.: against Calgary. Sun., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.: against Vancouver. Sun., Feb. 20, 1 p.m.: against Dallas.


theater

Pig, a contemporary tragi-comedy, by Tracer Productions at the Shop, Denver. $14. 303/430-2907. Thurs.-Sat., through Feb. 5, 8 p.m.

Three Men in Search of a Pair of Shoes, a comedy written and directed by Eric Lawrence, at the New Nomad Theatre, Boulder. $16. Discounts available. Thurs.-Sat., through Feb. 12.

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. Through Feb. 19.

A View From the Bridge, an early tragedy by Arthur Miller, by Horsechart Theater Company, at the Acoma Center, Acoma. $15, except pay-what-you-can-night on Tues., Feb. 8. Thurs.-Sat., through Feb. 19.

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. Through Feb. 26.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic American tale, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada. $22-$28. 303/431-3939. Through Feb. 27.

Madama Butterfly by Opera Colorado in the Buell Theater, Denver. $20-$125, 800/841-1222. Sat., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 20, 2 p.m.

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.


winter sports festivals

Snow Fest at Cuchara Mountain. Includes snow competitions, silly races and more. 888/282-4272. Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 3-6.

Ski Spree Winter Carnival in Glenwood Springs. Includes a kick-off parade, a downhill snowbiking course, a scavenger hunt, a chili cook-off and more. 800/445-7931. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 5-6.

87th annual Steamboat Winter Carnival in Steamboat, of course. 970/879-0695 Ext. 106. Mon.-Sun., Feb. 7-13.


Youth and Family Events

Art Adventures, a mixed media art class for children ages 3 to 5, with adults welcome to join in, at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. $40 for 10-week class. Tuesdays, Feb. 1 through April 11, except March 28. Call 685-1861 to register.

Wild Cats of Colorado, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146. Sat., Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to noon.

African Art project a program with Ohoho African Arts Association, at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. Sat., Feb. 5, 1-2 p.m.

Knee High Naturalist, a program for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by a parent, at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Ave. $1.50 per date. Reservations required; call 578-6146. Two sessions: Fridays, Feb. 4-18, 3 p.m., and Fridays, March 3-17, 3 p.m.

Super Saturdays on the second Saturday of the month at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. $2. On Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m.: Gems for Jewelry. Learn how jewelry is made -- from mining the gems to finishing the jewelry.

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