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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Silk Impressions, an exhibit of silk relief paintings by Marilyn Kirkman, through March, with the artist in the gallery on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 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 Under the Sun, an exhibit of work by Kim Sayers-Newlin, through March 12. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 25, 5-8 p.m. with a gallery talk on Sun., March 5, 1:30 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. 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. Featuring Wnderkind, an exhibit of 11 young artists selected from area high schools, through April 1; opening reception: Fri., March 3, 5-7 p.m.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Pasta di Solazzi, 1625 W. Uintah St., 577-0080. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring works by Michael Cellan, through April 11. Opening reception: Thurs., March 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

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. Featuring Making the Invisible Visible, an exhibit by Santa Fe artist Ramona Mitchell, through Feb. 29. Featuring Making Sense Stop, an exhibit of oils by Larry Scott, photography and mixed media by Ryan Spencer, and watercolors by Don Willis, March 1 through April 30; reception on Sat., March 4, 4-5:30 p.m.


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.

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.

Pine House, a new non-profit halfway house for men recovering from alcohol and drug dependency, is in need of donated furniture such as dressers, living and dining room furniture, bedding, kitchen supplies and a microwave. Donations can be picked up. Call Steve Sanford at 447-0643.

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 Rodney Wood with two of the high school students selected to exhibit in Wunderkind, at the Business of Art Center. Sat., Feb. 26, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Feb. 29, 10:30 p.m.

Business of Art Center offering a number of one-day workshops this winter and spring including "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.

Docent-guided tours of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Includes tour of gallery exhibitions. Free, 634-5581. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

arts notices Star Bar Players 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

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.

Pikes Peak Camera Club meeting at the Living Springs Worship Centre, 640 W. Manitou Blvd. Open to photographers of all skill levels. Call 749-2729 for more information. Tues., March 7, 7 p.m.

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 Illumination, the theme for the Commonwheel Artists' Spring Thaw Show. Community artists may interpret the theme and participate in this non-juried, open show. All media eligible. $3 entry fee for Commonwheel members, $5 for non-members, 685-1008. Limit 3 pieces. Deliver works to the Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Deadline March 28.

Call for entries for Pressure, the third biennial Contemporary Print Exhibition featuring works from Colorado and the seven contiguous states. $20 entry fee, $15 for Business of Art Center members, 685-1861. Send slides, entry form and fee to Pressure, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Deadline April 7.

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 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.

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs presenting guest speaker Bert Laney on "Historic Preservation Overlay: The process, the politics, the pros and cons" at the Pikes Peak Council, 525 E. Uintah St. Call 471-3454 for more information. Thurs., March 2, 7-9 p.m.

Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region inviting those of Scottish descent to join them in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sat., March 11. Call 598-7901.

Forums & discussions

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum with featured speaker Carl Schueler at the Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $12.50 (cash only), includes meal. RSVP to Sarah Aubrey, 633-4421. Fri., Fri. Feb. 25, noon.

Regional Conference on Restorative Justice, bringing professionals from the criminal justice system together with community leaders in a series of events, lectures and workshops in downtown Pueblo. Call 719/448-7776 for more. March 10-11.

health & healing

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

12-Step Breast Cancer Support Group meeting at the Penrose Cancer Center on the first floor in room A or B every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Free and open to all breast cancer survivors. For information, please contact 686-9630.

Starting Over Workshop, a Relationship Recovery Workshop for the loss of significant relationships including divorce and separation. $30-$35, 599-8652 ext. 163. Childcare available with advance registration. Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Rd. Seven consecutive Tuesday nights beginning Feb. 29.

Politics & civic activism

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.

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

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a prison reform organization, meeting at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 235 E. Fountain Blvd., on Fri., March 10, 7 p.m. For more on Colo-CURE, call 685-1648.


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. ####: ######.

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.

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

Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $7, available at Mountin Chalet, Grand West Outfitters and Eastern Mountain Sport. Mon., March 6, 7 p.m.

Waiting for Guffman, at Movie Night at the Hide and Seek. Sponsored by FUSION! Tues., March 7, 7 p.m.


Lectures & learning

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.

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. Also offering "The Search for Self," "Play Time Bonding," "Cooperative Discipline for the Family" and "Time Management."

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.

Snakes, a slide show and discussion, at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. 634-6666. Sun., Feb. 27, 2 p.m.

The Madwoman in the Cabin: The Dream world of "Baby Doe" Tabor discussed by author Judy Nolte Temple at the Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., Feb. 28; call 389-6649. Wed., March 1, noon.

The Shroud of Turin and Other Mysteries, subtitled "Unraveling Traces of the Past Through Science" in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Wed., March 1, 7 p.m.

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


Literary Events

Pikes Peak Romance Writers holding their monthly meeting on the Falcon Police Station,7850 Goddard St. Speakers will authors of Beyond Alpha and Cinderella: The Complete Writers Guide to Heroes and Heroines, discussing the use of archetypes to create strong, well-motivated characters. Guests and writers of all types of fiction are welcome. Call 597-6322 for information. Sun., Feb. 27, 2 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.

Poetry West workshop led by UCCS faculty member Rebecca Laroche in the staff room of Colorado College's Tutt Library, 1021 N. Cascade. Please bring copies of a poem to discuss. Call 447-9039 for more information. Sat., March 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

G.H. Spaulding signing Decree, a suspense novel about a plot to blow up DIA, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., March 4, 11 a.m.

Writer's Group offering writing games to get the creative juices flowing at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sun., March 5, 5 p.m.

Jim Harrison, poet, film writer and novelist, speaking in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. A book signing will follow. Free. Mon., March 27, 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.

Where the Sidewalk Ends -- A Tribute to Shel Silverstein, part of the Pikes Peak Library District's Second Sundays program, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent. Locals will read from the works of the late poet. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1201. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. 2-3 p.m., Sun., April 9.

Poetry contest, open to all, sponsored by the International Library of Poetry. Free. Send one original poem, any subject or style, to the International Library of Poetry, Suite 19908, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Deadline April 30.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

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.

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

Charlie King and Karen Brandow performing a benefit concert for the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. Freewill offering; call 632-6189 for more. Sun., March 12, 2 p.m.

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.

classicalChamber 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.

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's winter concert at the Wasson High School Auditorium. $3-$5 at the door, or call 633-3901. 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.

Faculty Artist Concert featuring flutist Paul Nagem and pianist Susan Grace in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., March 5, 3 p.m.

Taylor Memorial Choir presenting Gabriel Faur's Requiem at the Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St., 633-5529. Sun., March 5, 4 p.m.

Quintessential Cello feauring cellist and conductor Lynn Harrell as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Classical Masterworks series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$42. 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 8 p.m. Sun., March 12, 2:30 p.m.

The Denver Brass, one of only three professional large symphonic brass ensembles in the world, performing as part of the Sacred Concert Series at the First United Methodist Church at the church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. Sun., March 12, 3 p.m.

SOLD OUT 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

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Master Sergeant Dale Jones on oboe and Technical Sergeant Steven Przyzycki on percussion at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Feb. 29, 7:30 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.

Winter Choir Concert by 140 students in four choirs, all part of the Rampart High School Music Department in the Pine Creek High School Auditorium. Free, 594-9292. Tues., March 7, 7 p.m.

Sweet Adelines annual regional competition, featuring over 800 female barbershop singers, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $7-$15, 520-7469. Fri.-Sat., March 24-25.

rock, pop & blues

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 Orleans 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.

Harry Apes BMX performing post-hip-hop, funk, and jazz at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., March 3, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.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.

Johnny and the Blades performing rockabilly at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., March 4, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.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.

Kenny Neil performing R&B at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., March 10, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.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.

Ballet Theatre Southwest's debut performance as part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $7-$15. Recommended for all ages. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 7:30 p.m.

OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe, an opera about a Colorado legend, by the Opera Theater of the Rockies in Colorado College's Armstrong Hall, 25 E. Cache la Poudre. $20-$30; for tickets, call 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 24-25, 7:30 p.m. Sun., March 26, 3 p.m.

Theater

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.

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. 25-26, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 27, 2 p.m.

I Have a Dream, a play based on the life and times of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Rising Star Entertainment 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, reservations 328-0206. Mon., Feb. 28.

The Wedding Trunk, a stage reading of a new play by Donna W. Guthrie about women who settled the American West between 1885 and 1900, as part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration, 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, as part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration 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.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Out of the Frying Pan, the winning script in the KCME Radio Playwriting Contest, by David Rasmussen, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., March 9, 8 p.m.

An Evening of One Acts produced, coordinated and performed by middle school students at the Colorado Springs School's Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Call 475-9747 for information. Fri., March 10, 7-9 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.

North to Laughter, an audience participation-style melodrama opening the Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater's 39th season, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.


Spectator Sports

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 College Hockey at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Vs. St. Cloud State University on Fri., Feb. 25, 7:35 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 26, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., March 3-4, 7:05 p.m.: against Anchorage. Fri.-Sat., March 11-12, 7:05 p.m.: against Phoenix. Fri.-Sat., March 17-18, 7:05 p.m.: against Fresno.


Special Events

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.

American Cancer Society 2000 Patron Party reception, honoring "Sword of Hope" recipients Jim and Mary Jo Carter. $35, 719/543-2824. Sat., Feb. 26.

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.

Ninth annual Mardi Gras Ball sponsored by Centennial Cavaliers at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $65; call 687-5284. Fri., March 3.

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. Sat., March 4, 6:30 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 10 a.m. and the Carnivale Parade kicking off at 1 p.m. Call 685-9212 for more.

Wine2K, Colorado Springs' oldest and most comprehensive wine festival, hosted by the Colorado Springs Dance Theater at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle. $25-$150, 630-7434 or www.csdance.org. Fri.-Sun., March 3-5.

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.

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. Featuring Professor Yvonne Chireau of Swarthmore in Columbine Hall on March 9. Free.

Dog and cat vaccination clinic with Dr. Gregory Cooper, DMV, in the Cascade Community Building, with proceeds benefiting the Cascade volunteer Fire Department. $6 rabies shots, with other required shots available for a low cost. Call 684-2636 or 687-6000. Sat. March 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Future of Religion Lecture Series sponsored by Springs 2000 Religion Sector Committee and the Pikes Peak Library District. Next lecture by Ruth Beardsley of PPCC speaking on "The Uncertain Phoenix" at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, on Tues., March 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Third annual Hospitality Expo with the theme "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, 5580 Tech Center Drive. 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.

17th annual March of Dimes Snoball Softball Tournament to benefit the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation at the Mountain View Athletic Complex and Cottonwood softball fields. March 4-5 and March 18-19.

All-Colorado Dinner using all-Colorado produce at Walter's Bistro, 1606 S. 8th, 630-0201, with speaker Don Ament, Colorado's Commissioner of Agriculture. The evening seeks to encourage local chefs to use local produce, and proceeds benefit the local Chefs Collaborative 2000. $100. Mon., March 20.


Youth and Family Events

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.

Fangalangus Island with the High Performance Dance Theatre as part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Free performances for audiences of all ages. First come, first served seating. Call the KCIC at 597-3344 for more. Sun., March 5, 2 and 4 p.m.

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.

Ballet Theatre Southwest's debut performance as part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $7-$15. Recommended for all ages. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 7:30 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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

Nerissa and Katryna Nields at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $12-$14, 303/777-1003. Sat., March 4, 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.

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.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Matisse from the Baltimore Museum of Art, March 12 through June 25.

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

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.

Recreation

Star Watch sponsored by the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/560-STAR. Fri., Feb. 24, dusk.

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 5K and 10K volksmarch starting at the Holy Cross Abbey, Alcuin Hall, 2951 E. Highway 50, Cañon City. Shorter distances also available. Start between 9 a.m. and noon. Call 591-8193 for more. Sat., Feb. 26.

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

special events

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.

Dr. Jeri Ryan, internationally known Animal Communicator and founder of the Assisi International Animal Institute, speaking at the Gaia Institute, Pueblo. Free, advance registration advised. 6-10 p.m., Thurs., March 23. Offering a two-day workshop, March 24-26. Call Cari Hutchinson, 719/485-3504.

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. 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.

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

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 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $25, 520-9090, Fri., March 10, 7 p.m. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $21, 303/443-3399, over-21 show, on 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.

Jars of Clay with David Wilcox and Burlap to Cashmere at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

Kiss with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$68, 590-9090. 7 p.m., Tues., March 28.

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.

Jimmy Cliff at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $31, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., April 7, 9 p.m.

Lucky Dube at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., April 10, 8 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.

Tina Turner and Lionel Richie at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.25-$79.25, 520-9090. Wed., May 17, 7:30 p.m.

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

Robert Earl Keen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

theater

Quixote, an original production by Buntport Theater, at the Denver Civic Theatre. $6-$10, 303/595-3800. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 25 through March 11.

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.

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.

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