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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.

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. Featuring Under the Sun, an exhibit of work by Kim Sayers-Newlin, opening on Feb. 25 and running through March 12.

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.

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.

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, through April 7.

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. Through Feb. 29.

East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring an exhibit of lithographs of great civil rights leaders, through Feb.

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.

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. On Wed., Feb. 16, 7 p.m.: a gallery walk with John Hull, Denver Art Department Chair.

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

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring Watercolor, 2000, an exhibit of the work Don Van Horn, Jo Gaston and Susan Hinton. Also Shadow, a photography exhibit of members Circle of Confusion, through April 16.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring Family Portraits, an exhibit of large-scale paintings by Salida painter Steve Flynn, through March 10.

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.

The Tao Caf, 901-A N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the work of Susan Blue, through Feb. Opening reception: Thurs., Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m.

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. Through Feb. 29.

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

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.

Voluntary Simplicity Study Circles offered by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 235 E. Fountain Blvd., holding an orientation meeting on Wed., Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

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 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, an interview with Linda Lorraine, director of the Fremont Center for the Arts in Canon City, with a review of the Fine Art Center's production of H.M.S. Pinafore. Sat., Feb. 12, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Feb. 15, 10:30 p.m.

A Saint Valentine's Day Tango Dance presented by Tango de los Fuentes. At Oddfellows' Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. All levels welcome. $5. Call 635-1754. Mon., Feb. 14, 7-10:30 p.m.

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.

arts notices

Auditions for three student-directed plays in UCCS' Main Hall. Plays are The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, Jack's Inferno by Doug Fitzgerald, and The Task by Heiner Mller. Fri., Feb. 11, 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 12, noon.

Auditions by the Woodland Players for the musical A Time to Live at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. Roles for actors ages 15 and older. Parts for all ages available in the chorus. Sat., Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Callbacks on Thurs., Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Audition class in downtown Colorado Springs focusing on cold readings and script offered by New York actress with 20 years experience. Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 262-9078 for more information.

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

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.

Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $15-$18; call 442-2007 to register by Feb. 14. Wed., Feb. 16, 7:30 a.m.

Forums & discussionsJob 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

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.

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure disorder support group meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Call 636-0009 for more. Next meeting: Feb. 16.

American Heart Association Open House at 415 N. Tejon St., Suite 201. Thurs., Feb. 24, 4-7 p.m.

Politics & civic activism

John McCain for President Campaign seeking volunteers. Call Terri at 264-6861 for more.

The Libertarian Party of El Paso County, based on the platform that each individual has the right to live his or her life in the manner he or she chooses so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others, meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the All Souls Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, 731 N. Cascade Ave. Next meeting: Feb. 23. On all other Wednesdays, they hold an informal discussion group at Baron's Restaurant, 310 S. Academy Blvd.

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.

Miracle on Wheels makes power wheelchairs available to non-ambulatory seniors (65 years old and up). For qualification requirements, call 800/749-8778.

volunteer opportunities

Penrose-St. Francis seeking volunteers to work at Penrose Hospital, Penrose Community Hospital, St. Francis Health Center, and Namast Alzheimer Center, among others. Volunteers normally work one 3- to 4-hour shift. Must be at least 14. Call 776-5267 for more.

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

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.

Free movies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-18 only. On Tues., Feb. 15: American Pie at 7:30 p.m., Detroit Rock City at 9:30 p.m. On Wed., Feb. 16: Friday the 13th at 7:30 p.m., Halloween at 9:30 p.m.

The Celluloid Closet at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.

The Harder They Fall, with Humphrey Bogart, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.


Lectures & learning

Weaving the Threads -- Jung in the 21st Century, a lecture sponsored by the Colorado Springs Jung Society at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. $2.50-$5. Thurs., Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Valentine Star Party with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Star Party at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Fri., Feb. 11, 8-10 p.m.

Beginning Beekeeping, a course by the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association in Manitou Springs. $35. Call 634-5188 to register. Feb. 12-13.

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.

Free home-improvement clinics during February at Home Depot, 102 N. Academy Blvd., 573-7000, and 7120 N. Academy Blvd., 531-6400. On Saturdays: "How To Lay Ceramic Tile" at 11 a.m.; "How To Install Pergo Flooring" at 1 p.m. On Sundays: "How To Install Pergo Flooring" at 10 a.m.; "How To Lay Ceramic Tile" at 11 a.m.

Gardening classes at ForestEdge Gardens, 12285 Lindsey Lane. $18 per class; call 495-9175 to register. "Starting Plants From Seed" on Sat., Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to noon. "Perennials on Parade" on Wed., Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30 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.

Climbing Around the World by Steph Davis at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Wed., Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

The Finacial Future For Women -- Readiness, a program by the American Association of University Women at The Center at the Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $3. Reservations requested; call 597-7161. Sat., Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.

Daughters of the American Revolution holding a lineage research workshop at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Call 633-7558. Sat., Feb. 19, 10 a.m.

Night Hunters: Owls of North America with professional photographer Steve Vaugh at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Feb. 19, 10-11:30 a.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.

Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, a fundamental guide to Christian Science, to be discussed by Thomas Mitchinson at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East, 637-8282. Sat., Feb. 19, 2 p.m.

Full Moon Hike with a naturalist at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wolf Rescue Center featuring Chinook, a gray wolf, at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Sun., Feb. 20, 4 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.

Sisters of Safety Nonprofit Classes can be taken individually or as a session. Includes "Success Planners," a class on looking and feeling professional, prioritizing responsibilities, and acquiring negotiating skills, on Tuesdays, through Feb. 29. "The Parent's Role," a class on parenting skills with regards to the "respect method" of cooperative discipline, the dos and don'ts of free speech, and goal setting for the family on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, through Feb. 23. Also offering "The Search for Self," "Play Time Bonding," "Cooperative Discipline for the Family" and "Time Management."


Literary Events

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.

Marianne Wesson, legal commentator on NPR, CU law professor, and mystery author, presenting A Suggestion of Death at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

Love Hurts, an open-mike reading followed by a poetry slam presented by Bare-Knuckle Poetry at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Bring poems about unrequited or otherwise love and be ready to rumble. Readers and listeners are welcome. Call 447-9039 for more. Tues., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Oprah's Book Club discussing Anita Shreve's The Pilot's Wife at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East, 637-8282. Wed., Feb. 16, 6 p.m.

Women's Spirit Book Group discussing The Forest House at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Wed., Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

Fiction Book Group discussing Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., Feb. 28, 7 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

Syd Masters and 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.

Acoustic Concert and Jam at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. Fri., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Christian Concert with the C.C. Turner Band at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 486-0709. Free. Fri., Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Songwriting workshop on Sat., Feb. 26, 2-4:30 p.m.; $15-$20; call 578-0254 to register. Concert on Sat., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.; $8-$12; call 590-8395 for tickets.

classical

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.

Chamber Music in America: The Vision of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, a three-day festival in Colorado Springs and Denver hosted by the Da Vinci Quartet with guest artists and scholars. Begins in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., on Mon., Feb. 28. Offering a roundtable discussion at noon; a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. and a concert at 8 p.m. $17.50-$20, 634-5583. For information on the Denver concerts, call 303/549-4377.

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

jazz & swing

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.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at the Best Western Palmer House, at I-25 and Fillmore St. EastinWest headlining. $4-$6, at the door. Sun., Feb. 13, 2-5 p.m.

A Blues and Jazz Festival with Lionel Young & Nelson Rangell and special guests Melange & Natalie Rene at the Air Force Academy Arnold Hall Theater. $12; call 333-4497 or 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

Keith Oxman CD Release Concert at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets available at KCME, Meeker Music, and Graner School Music; call 578-5263. $5-$10. Fri., March 10, 6:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

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.

Fountain Creek Brass Band at the Colorado Springs Christian School, 305 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Free. Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m.

Southern Colorado Handbell Festival Concert featuring massed handbell choirs with brass quintet and tympani at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. Call 527 -- 0045. Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

A Patriotic Celebration by the Little London Winds and the 100-voice choir of the First United Methodist Church at the church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. Sun., Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m.

United States Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Wild Blue country as part of its winter concert series at the Air Force Academy Arnold Hall Theater. Free, but tickets required. Call 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 27, 2 p.m.

Peter Richard Conte performing as part of the Distinguished Organist Series at Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Tues., Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Judge Roughneck at the Ritz Grille, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Thurs., Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 17-19, 9 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Discohesive from Seattle at Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. No cover. Thurs., Feb. 10, 9:30 p.m.

Swampadelics, a rhythm and blues band at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $3. 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.

Paul Galaxy and the Galactix at Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., on Feb. 11-12 and at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., on Feb. 25-26.

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.

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

Filth Industry CD Release Party with Last Supper at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. Date changed to: Sat., Feb. 19, 9 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, 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.

Vince Converse with Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at Castaways, 103/107 Manitou Ave., 685-3300. $8-$10. Thurs., Feb. 24, 8 p.m.

Staind at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Feb. 25, 8 p.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. Sat., Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

Mem Shannon performing blues at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $8. Sat., Feb. 26, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.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.

Avalon and Anoited with Nicole Nordeman performing Christian pop at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15, 520-9090. Fri., March 3, 7:30 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.

"Weird Al" Yankovic with comedian Matt Need at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $25, 520-9090. Wed., March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Galactic, the New Orleans-based jazz-funk group with North Mississippi Allstars at Colorado College's El Pomar Gym. $15 at the Worner desk. Thurs., March 9, 7 p.m.

Rockin' Jake, voted best blues harmonica by the 1995 New Orleans Music Industry Awards, at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., March 11, 9 p.m.

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

The Reverend 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

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

Theater

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.

The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter's first play, by Colorado College's Drama and Dance Department at CC's Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache La Poudre. $5 tickets available at the Worner Desk, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 10-12, 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.

Murder Most Fowl by the new Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $33-$35, 685-3300. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 11 through April 8, 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner, 8 p.m. show.

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.

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.

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.

Woman, Thou Art Loosed, a play created by Bishop T.D. Jakes, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $26.50, 520-SHOW. Sun., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

I Have a Dream, a play based on the life and times of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Rising Star Productions at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. Children's shows, $3, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Evening show at 7 p.m., $2-$5. Mon., Feb. 28.


Recreation

Adult recreationSkating and Hockey classes offered by Sertich Ice Center in Memorial Park. Tots, Youth Basic, Adult Basic, Freestyle, Dance, Hockey 4 Fun, and Family Hockey classes offered. Registration runs through Feb. 11. Classes begin Feb. 28. Call 385-6050.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a moderate 3- to 4-mile snowshoeing or hiking expedition in Women's Federation. To reserve a space, call 578-9155. $6. Sat., Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.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.

youth recreation

Spring Youth Soccer leagues offered by Parks and Rec starting April 3. Registration runs through March 3. Call 385-6981 for more.

Junior Naturalist Program providing a variety of hands-on educational activities for children 5 to 10 at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Activities focus on sensory awareness, safety, natural exploration, and observations skills, and wildlife and outdoors appreciation. $1 provides activity book that can be completed in one visit. Call 520-6387 for more.


Spectator Sports

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.

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. 24, 6 p.m.: against Colorado State. Sat., Feb. 26, 2 p.m.: against Wyoming. Call 800/666-USAF for ticket info.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 11-12, 7:05 p.m.: against Fresno. Tues.-Wed., Feb. 22-23: against San Diego. Fri.-Sat., March 3-4, 7:05 p.m.: against Anchorage.


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: UC Berkeley Professor 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.

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.

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.

Singles Valentine's Dance at the Holiday Inn, Garden of the Gods and I-25. Features DJ and a calendar of future bi-weekly dances and events. $10, $16 if you bring a friend. Call 226-0018 for more. Sun., Feb. 13, 7-11 p.m.

22nd annual Food-A-Rama 2000, a bake sale and one-day deli, offered by Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument, to benefit the Religious School on Thurs., Feb. 17; sale begins at 9:30 a.m., piled-high corned beef sandwiches available for $7 beginning at 10 a.m. Sandwiches can also be delivered on Wed., Feb. 16, if an order of 10 or more is placed before Feb. 11. Call 634-5311 for more.

Millennium Purin Ball, a Mardi Gras-themed ball sponsored by the Temple Shalom Sisterhood at the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center. Music by Gentle Rain. $45-$50. Fri., Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Winter Cotillion 2000 sponsored by the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire at the Branding Iron, 512 W. Colorado Ave. $9-$10; call 685-5284 for more. Sat., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Faschings 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.

Beautiful Beginnings, a bridal show at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Features a fashion show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and over 60 vendors. Call 636-0148. Sun., Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Night in Africa with an African marketplace, fashion show and drummer Bataki Cambrelen in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Fri., Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

Cut-A-Thon 2000, a benefit for the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, at The Citadel mall, near Foley's. Offering $15 haircuts and $10 make-up applications, massages and manicures. Call 578-9092. Sun., Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Black Heritage Festival hosted by Rosemary Harris at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Features Linda Martin signing When Dinasaurs Go to School at 1 p.m.; a screening of NightFighters, the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, with former airman Clarence Shivers at 1 p.m.; African-American cultural crafts for children at 1 p.m.; Vera Gang Scott signing her memoir, The Gang of One, at 2:30 p.m.; performance by Sankofa at 3:15 p.m.; performance by the Anointed Youth of Colorado at 4:15 p.m. Sun., Feb. 27.

Workout Ltd., a local non-profit United Way agency serving at-risk youth, holding a fundraiser with Master Hypnotist Michael Doubet at Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707. $10-$12; call 471-4200. Tues., Feb. 29, 7 p.m.

36th annual Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Dinner at the Broadmoor International Center, 1 Lake Circle. Featuring speaker Hugh Price, President and CEO of the National Urban League. Call 634-1525 for reservations by Feb. 20. $50. Thurs., March 2, 6 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Wormology at the Starsmore Discover Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road, 578-6146. Sat., Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to noon.

Celebrate Black History Month with a program of poetry reading, storytelling and break dancing by Ohoho African Arts Association, at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. Sat., Feb. 12, 1-2 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.

Hawks, Jays and Chickadees, a close-up look at our feathered friends, a Bear Creek Children's Corner program including a game, a craft and a hike for children 5 and older accompanied by an adult, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Feb. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.

Harambee Dancers and Drummers at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 245 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5-$7. Sat., Feb. 26, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Black Heritage Festival hosted by Rosemary Harris at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. See the Special Events section for details. Sun., Feb. 27.


Tours and Attractions

Air Force Academy Visitors Center, Exit 156-B off of I-25, 333-2025. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925. $4.50-$7.50. Free for children under 3. Wed.-Mon., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; last tickets sold at 4 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $1-$3. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free.

McAllister House Museum, 423 N. Cascade Ave., 635-7925. $1-$4. Free for kids under 6. Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m.

Miramont Castle Museum, 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $1-$4; free to children 5 and under.

The Money Museum, the national headquarters for money history, by the American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Free. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed holiday weekends.

Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Free. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, 528-4764. $3-$6. Free to kids under 6. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sertich Ice Rink, in Memorial Park, 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 578-6883. $2.50-$3, plus $1 skate rental.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146. Until June 13: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 through Aug. 14: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14 through Labor Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

United States Olympic Training Center, 1 Olympic Plaza, 578-4618. Events line: 578-4644. Free presentation and tour offered every half hour. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Will Rogers Shrine, 634-5975. Admission is included in your Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admission. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the road to the shrine closes at 4 p.m.

World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and Museum, 20 1st Street, 635-5200. $2-$3. Free to kids under 6. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Leo Kottke at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $17.50, 303/786-7030. Thurs., March 2, 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.

dance

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.

Paul Taylor on hand for questions after the presentation of the documentary Dancemaker at the Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, 970/920-5798. Sun., Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

Recreation NONE

rock, pop & bluesRadiators 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. Tues., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Also at the Gothic Theater on Wed., Feb. 16, 9 p.m.; visit www.ticketweb.com.

Culture at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Wed., 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.

Bruce Cockburn at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $26-$30, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 26, 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.

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.

Marc Anthony at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $31.50, 520-9090. Wed., March 1, 7:30 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.

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

Galactic with North Mississippi Allstars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., March 11, 9 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show on Wed., March 15, 9 p.m. Over-21 show on Thurs.-Fri., March 16-17, 9 p.m.

Delbert McClinton at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $26.50-$29, 520-9090. Fri., March 24.

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

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., April 1, 9 p.m.

John Scofield Funk Project at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., April 12, 8 p.m.

special events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.: against Vancouver. Sun., Feb. 20, 1 p.m.: against Dallas. Tues., Feb. 22, 7 p.m.: against Atlanta. Tues., Feb. 29, 7 p.m.: against Edmonton.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Wed., March 1, 7 p.m.: New Jersey. Fri., March 3, 7 p.m.: Golden State. Sun., March 5, 7 p.m.: Cleveland.

theater

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. Feb. 3-27.

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.

Jekyll & Hyde in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$55, 800/641-1222. Feb. 29 through March 5.

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. Through March 11.

The Unexpected Guest 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 March 12.

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.

Youth events Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre as part of the Children's Playhouse Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $ TBA, 719/542-1211. Sat., Feb. 26, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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