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Art Shows and Galleries

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. Featuring Art San Miguel, an exhibit of work inspired by trip to the Spanish Colonial art colony of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, taken by 10 local artists, through March 19; opening reception, Fri., Feb. 25.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. On the Wall, A Clay Invitational, by 14 exhibiting artists, opening on Wed., Feb. 23, 5-7

Colorado College's Packard Hall, 25 W. Cache la Poudre, 481-0475. 389-6797. Featuring The Aesthetic is the Concept, a solo exhibit by Morgan A. Schick, through Feb. 26. Opening reception on Sun., Feb. 20, 7:30 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. From Tradition to Mainstream: Prints by Native American Artists of the 1970s and 1980s, through March 12. 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. 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.

Fiber Goddess Gallery & Weaving Studios, 118 1/2 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Featuring the art of Brenda Cameron, Judy L. Ditmore. Eileen Tomaro, Pat Heinicke, Laura Reiley, Micheline Brierre and Tara Matthews.

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, through March 24.

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, 324-1/2 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.

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

Christmas in April, a nation-wide non-profit providing low-income homeowners with free home repaires, seeking applicants for its services. Call 637-7108 for an application. Deadline: Feb. 28.

Parents Without Partners, an educational and support group for single parents, offering monthly activities for parents and their children. $35 annual membership. Next meeting: Sat., Feb. 19, 3 p.m. at Poor Richard's, 324-1/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721. For more information, call 303/430-4991.

College scholarship for $1,000 offered by American Association of University Women for female residents with financial need of Colorado Springs who are attending a 4-year college or university. Deadline: March 24. Call 632-7477 for more.

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

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with the Martha Graham Dance Company, with a review of Contemporary Water media ####. Sat., Feb. 19, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Feb. 22, 10:30 p.m.

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.

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. With tunes by Ron Sommer and 7 Friends Music. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 19, 8 p.m.

Argentine Tango Dance classes beginning a 6-week session on Mondays on Feb. 21 at the IOOF Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $48-$54; call 303/595-0706 for more.

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. Also offering a number of classes this winter and spring including "Born to Draw" on Wednesdays, beginning March 1. Call 685-1861 to register.

arts notices

Star Bar players is seeking director proposals for Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan." Deadline is March 1. Mail to Star Bar Players, P. O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, 80901 or call 573-7411 for more information

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.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $5 per session. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

Fifth annual Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition, a state-wide competition. 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

Pikes Squeakers, the Pikes Peak Clown Alley (club), meeting at Fire Station 16, 1980 Farthing Drive on Wed., Feb. 23, 7:29 p.m. Call 593-8032 for more.

Pikes Peak Advertising Federation presenting a program on "Recruitment and Retention" at a luncheon at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. $19-$22; call 635-7368. Tues., Feb. 29, 11:30 a.m.

Forums & discussionsMovement to Privatize Social Security and Dismantle Medicare will be discussed at the Colorado Springs Area Labor Council AFL-CIO hall, 414 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Call 477-9651 for more. Sat., Feb. 19,10:30 a.m.

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

Stephen Series Caring Ministry Workshop, a half-day workshop for those seeking to enhance their caregiving skills, at the Grace Presbyterian Church, Littleton. $15. Call 303/798-8485. Sat., Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous, a non-profit 12-step organization for compulsive eaters and people with eating disorders based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings held all over the area. For times and locations, call 24-hour message service at 475-0037.

Man to Man, a program offering men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer the chance to talk with a prostate cancer survivor. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call 636-5101.

Politics & civic activism

Democratic Women's Club of El Paso County holding its monthly meeting at the Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St., 473-3662. Featured speaker: Willie Smith of the NAACP. Sat., Feb. 19, 9 a.m.

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.

NAACP, whose local chapter has been in operation since 1918, seeks an end to discrimination through legal action and other methods. They hold their monthly meetings at 3 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. For more, call 475-7255. Next meeting: Feb. 27.

senior programs & activities

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volunteer opportunities Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site seeking volunteers for living history, tours, etc. One-hour orientations on Wed., March 15, noon to 1 p.m., or Sat., March 18, 9-10 a.m. Call 578-6777 to register.

Alzheimer's Association seeking Helpline volunteers assist family caregivers over the phone. Four hours per week. Call 266-8773.

Pikes Peak Hospice seeking volunteers with administrative duties, fundraising and research on special projects. Call 633-3400 Ext. 275 for more.


Film & Video

African American Film Series on Saturdays in February from 2 to 5 p.m. as part of African American Heritage Month at the Air Force Academy in the Community Center Theater. Screening followed by a panel discussion. On Feb. 19: Night Tulsa Burned.

Free movies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-18 only. On Wed., Feb. 23: Reservoir Dogs at 7:30 p.m., Pulp Fiction at 9:30 p.m. On Wed., Feb. 29: The Doors at 7:30 p.m., Sid and Nancy 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

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.

Birds of Prey featuring live birds at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. 634-6666. Sun., Feb. 20, 2 p.m.

Sing Along and Laugh Along as part of the Summit Lecture Series in UCCS's University Center South, Room 110, 262-3450. Take some of the best medicine for whatever ails you, laughter, in this sing-a-long of humorous songs of the 20th century. Tues., Feb. 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Climbing in the Dolomites by Janet Rose and Don Allred at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Feb. 24, 8 p.m.

Tracing Your Family's Heritage as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

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

Gardening classes at ForestEdge Gardens, 12285 Lindsey Lane. $18 per class; call 495-9175 to register "Ornamental Herbs in the Landscape" on Wed., Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; "Great Ornamental Grasses" on Wed., March 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Being There Foundation presenting speaker Rainbow Eagle, Seventh Fire Peace Shield teacher, at the Mountain View Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park. Call 686-1622 for more. Sun., Feb. 27, 2-4 p.m.

Manitou Springs History Speakers Series presenting "A Spa in Manitou" at the Manitou Springs Elementary School auditorium, 701 Dulco. Call 685-5089 for more. Sun., Feb. 27, 3 p.m.


Literary Events

Front Range Fiction Writers with Wendy Burt discussing personal experiences for writing and selling articles at the Sand Creek Police Station, 4125 Center Park Drive. Free and guests are welcome. Fri., Feb. 18, 7 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.

Fiction Writers Group for amateurs and professionals, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Mon., Feb. 28, 6 p.m.

Jane Hamilton, author of The Book of Ruth, The Map of the World, and The Short History of a Prince, speaking in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. A book signing will follow. Free. Wed., March 1, 7:30 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

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 featuring Joleen Bell and Tom Sims, County Line, High Atmosphere and Velvet Gravel at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. 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.

The Colorado Guitar Duo featuring Jim Bosse and Woody Colahan at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Sat., March 18, 7 p.m.

The American Music Series at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring John McEuen & Jim Ibbotson on Mon., March 20, 7 p.m.; Sons of the San Joaquin on Fri., April 21, 7 p.m.; Waddie Mitchell & Bryan Bowers on Mon., May 8, 7 p.m. $18 each, 444-0884.

classicalMillennium 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.

The Summit Ensemble and the Springs Singers, two groups in the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Sun., Feb. 27, 3 p.m.

Classical Brass Music by a brass quintet as part of the Summit Lecture Series in UCCS's overlook cafe, 262-3450. Offering classical and modern pieces. Tues., Feb. 29, 12:15-1:15 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

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.

Hollywood and Vine at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583. Sundays throughout February at 1:30 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

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

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

rock, pop & blues

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

Filth Industry CD Release Party with Last Supper at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. 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. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Feb. 25, 9 p.m.

Mem Shannon, a taxi driver out of New York who's making it big in blues, at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $8. 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. Sat., Feb. 26, 7 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.

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 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.

PsychoKitten at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., April 8, 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.

Universal Ballet in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Thurs., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Theater

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. 18-26, 8 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 20-27, 2 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.

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.

The Music Man by the Air Academy High School Performing Arts Department, in the AAHS auditorium. $5-$6, 472-1295, Ext. 402. Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 24-26, 7 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.

The Wedding Trunk, a stage reading of a new play by Donna W. Guthrie about women who settled the American West betwenn 1885 and 1900, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 245 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5-$7. Fri., March 3, 8 p.m. Sat., March 4, 2 p.m.

Planet Lear, a new solo work by Thaddeus Phillips based on Shakespeare's King Lear, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 245 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $7-$10. Wed.-Thurs., March 8-9, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 8 p.m. Sun., March 12, 2 p.m.

Annie in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$35, 333-4497. Fri., March 10, 8 p.m. Sat., March 11, 7:30 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., through April 8, 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner, 8 p.m. show.


Recreation

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.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding an easy to moderate hike in Palmer Park. To reserve a space, call 578-9155. $6. Sat., Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Winter Hike at Fox Run. Search for signs of red foxes, Abert's squirrels and nuthatches. Free, but reservations required. Call 520-6387. Sat., Feb. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Spectator Sports

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. Tues.-Wed., Feb. 22-23: against San Diego. Fri.-Sat., March 3-4, 7:05 p.m.: against Anchorage.


Special Events

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. 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.

Black History Month Celebration at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 20th St. Features an exhibit and presentation titled "Another Westerner," a monologue performance, a poetry reading and more. Sat., Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 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.

St. Valentine's Day Ball sponsored by the Air Force Academy Protestant Activities Council at Glen Eyrie Castle, Garden of the Gods. String quartet beginning at 7 p.m.; ballroom dancing at 8 p.m. $37; proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center. Call 520-7469. Fri., Feb. 19.

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.

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.

A Message of Hope by Dr. Lonise Bias, mother of Len Bias, a Univ. of Maryland basketball player who died a drug-related death, at Colorado College's Shove Chapel. Thurs., Feb. 24, 7:30 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.

Carnivale, a weekend of Mardi Gras-style festivities in Manitou Springs. Begins with a family-friendly Grande Ball in Memorial Hall on Fri., March 3, 6-10 p.m.; $8 for singles, $15 for couples, $20 for families. Party in the Park, in Soda Springs Park, on Sat., March 4, with the Gumbo Cook-Off at 11 a.m. and the Carnivale Parade kicking off at 1 p.m. Call 685-9212 for more.

Cruising into Your Own Style -- A Theatrical Fashion Symposium, a luncheon and fashion show on stylish dressing for all shapes and sizes, to benefit Cheyenne Village, Inc. and the Tactile Gallery at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. $45 for the luncheon; $45 for the show; or $80 for both. Call 634-5581. Sat., March 4, 11:30 a.m.

Eighth annual African-American Youth Leadership Conference for youth in grades 6th through 12th with the theme "Youth Building Respect for Future Rewards" at Colorado College. Registration deadline: Feb. 4. Call 328-7400 to register; call 520-2007 to present or make a donation. Sat., March 4.

Third annual Hospitality Expo with the them "Support Colorado, Buy Colorado," sponsored by the local chapters of the Restaurant and Lodging Associations as well as the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Wynham Hotel. Trade show: 1-5 p.m; free entry. Reception and dinner at 5 p.m.: $25. Wed., March 15,

Bellas Artes Ball, a fundraiser for the Performing Arts for Youth Organization, with the theme "Newport in the Rockies." $100, 635-PAYO. Sat., March 18, 6 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Coyotes Are Cool for ages 5 and up at the Starsmore Discover Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road. Reservations required; call 578-6146. Sat., Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to noon.

Make a Bird Feeder for ages 5 and up at the Starsmore Discover Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road. . Donations requested for supplies. Reservations required; call 578-6146. Sat., Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to noon.

African Dancing and Drumming with Sankofa, at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. Sat., Feb. 26, 1-2 p.m.

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

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.

In the Celtic Tradition -- A Concert of Music and Story in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A lyrical evening of ballads, brogue, and blarney designed for adults and families with children over 7. $4-$8, at the door. Fri., March 10, 7 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

E-Town at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $9.50-$11.50, 303/786-7030. Guest Janis Ian on Sun., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Leo Kottke at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $17.50, 303/786-7030. Thurs., March 2, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT Juan de Marco Gonzales and The Afro-Cuban Allstars at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21 show. $28, 303/786-7030. Sun., March 26, 7:30 p.m.

Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Persussion at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $20-$25, 303/786-7030. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.

E-Town at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $9.50-$11.50, 303/786-7030. Guest Tim O'Brian, Dirk Powell and John Hermann on Sun., April 16, 7 p.m.

Peter Himmelman at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $16.75, 303/786-7030. Sun., June 11, 6 p.m.

art galleries & museums

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, through April 22. 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.

Pueblo Choral Society performing "Color My World with Song" at USC's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $6-$7. Call 719/564-0937. Sat., Feb. 26, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band straight from New Orleans in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $10-$28; 800/641-1222. Sat., March 11, 8 p.m.

dance

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.

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.

film

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.

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

special events

Ice Fest 2000 in Cripple Creek through Feb. 21. 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.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. 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

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

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. Thurs.-Sat., through Feb. 19.

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.

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.

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

Annie as part of the Broadway Theatre League's 40th season, in Pueblo's Memorial Hall, Union Avenue at Elizabeth Street. $12-$35; call 719/542-1211 for more. Thurs., March 9, 8 p.m.

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.

Late Night Catechism starring Maripat Donovan in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $15, 719/542-1211. Sun., March 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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.

Buddy ...The Buddy Holly Story in the Buell Theater, Denver. $15-$55, 800/841-1222. March 14-26.

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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Burn the Floor at the Magness Arena, Denver. $28-$68, 520-9090. Tues.-Thurs., Feb. 22-24, 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.

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.

Third Eye Blind at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. Tues., March 14, 8 p.m.

Fiona Apple at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $23.50, 520-9090. Thurs., March 16, 8 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.

Jackie Martling at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m.

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

311 making one stop in Colorado at the Dobson Arena, Vail. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., March 29, 7:30 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.

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

Method Man/Redman at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $42, 520-9090. Tues., April 4, 10:30 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.

Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $44-$62, 520-9090. June 1-2, 8 p.m.

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