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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. Gallery talk conducted 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 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 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, through April 16.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7777 Drennan Road. Featuring an exhibition of banners by local artists Lin Fife, Tom Leech, Martha Mans and Anne Shutan, as well as the Harrison District 2 K-12 art show.

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 through April 23. 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 Spectrum, an exhibit by the Pottery Co-op, through March 28. Opening reception: Fri., March 3, 5-8 p.m.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring the abstract oil paintings of Linda Tasch, March 1 through April 15. Opening reception: March 10, 5-7 p.m.

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, 3241/2 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.

Linda Sabo Pottery Studio, 704 S. 22nd St., 447-0216. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Featuring pottery by Linda Sabo.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Mnage - Ten, an exhibit of the work of 10 resident artists, through March 31. Opening reception: Fri., March 3, 6-9 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. 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

Project Linus, a non-profit organization which provides security blankets to children facing substantial stress in their lives, seeking those interested in making a blanket, donating materials, or donating office supplies. There will be a blanket-making day at the St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 18320 Furrow Road, on Tues., March 14. Call 481-1776 for more.

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.

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

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

arts events and classes

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 4, 8 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with wood sculptor Trudy Vader, whose "Equus" is on exhibit at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Sat., March 4, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., March 7, 10:30 p.m.

Business of Art Center offering a number of one-day workshops this winter and spring including "Introduction to Polymer Clay" on Sat., March 4; "Solar Etching" on Sat., March 11. Fees vary. Call 685-1861 to register.

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.

Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 displaying its Student Art Exhibit at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road, from March 11 to 16. Viewed by appointment only by contacting Chip Shaw at 475-6110 Ext. 171. Opening reception and District Student Art Awards in the High School Auditorium on March 14, 6:30 p.m.

Music History (and a whole lot more) offered by the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative taught by David Sckolnik. Meeting on Mondays, beginning March 27. Call 633-9373 for more.

arts notices

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 Seeding Limited, a garden art show at the Business of Art Center, 531 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Entry fee: $7 per piece; maximum of three pieces. Opens April 15.

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.

Mainstage Productions seeking men for The Diary of Anne Frank, The Outsiders and Peter Pan. Seeking children ages 4 to 14 for Peter Pan. Call 328-0206 for more.

clubs & organizations

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.

Rocky Mountain Animal Defense meeting at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard St., off of North Academy. For more information, call 591-0990 Ext. 2. Next meeting: March 8.

PFLAG, a nonprofit support group for families and friends of lesbians and gays so that they may better understand homosexuality, meeting on the second Wednesday of every month. Call 757-8658. Next meeting: Wed., Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. Next meeting: March 8.

Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Sunbird Restaurant, 230 Point of the Pines Drive. Featuring Howard Hyden, leading authority on changing business culture. $15-$17; call 442-2007 to register by March 3. Thurs., March 9, 5:30 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 & discussionsNONE

health & healing

Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, subtitled "Why Would Someone Want to Make Their Child Sick?" as part of the Summit Lecture Series in UCCS's University Center South, Room 110, 262-3450. Tues., March 7, 12:15-1:15 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.

Free health classes offered at Metro Health Services, 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 101, at 6:45 p.m. "Core Exercises for Good Posture and Health" on Wed., March 8. "Automobile Accidents and Associated Syndromes" on Thurs., March 9. "Strenghening the Immune System with Foods ... Naturally" on Wed., March 15. Call 594-0071 for reservations.

Creative Journaling, an ongoing workshop at 3021 North Hancock on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 10 a.m., Saturdays at 11a.m. at Smooth Changes, HYPNO-ART Therapy. Includes meditation and art therapy. $12. For reservations, call 271-6089.

Politics & civic activism

Early voting for the 2000 Presidential Primary available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Tues., March 7. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot request is Fri., March 3. Early voting sites include: Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave.; Chapel Hills Mall on the north side between Mervyn's and Penney's; East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Call 520-6215 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.

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

senior programs & activities

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., presenting "Learning Unlimited," a program offering a university classroom experience to the Senior Center. On Wednesdays, through May 10, the course "Millennial Thinking"; $1 donation per week. Call 385-5933 to register. Also offering income tax assistance on Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.

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

volunteer opportunities

Community Mentor Center seeking volunteers to mentor youth. The CMC will provide all screenings and an orientation -- we ask that volunteers commit for at least one year. Please contact the CMC at 444-5414 or mentorcenter@pcisys.net for more information!

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.

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


Film & Video

A Sense of the Sacred: A Portrait of Helen M. Luke, a video presented by the Colorado Springs Jung Society on the woman who began Apple Farm in Wisconsin, at the Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $2.50-$5. Fri., March 3, 7 p.m.

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

Film screening of Stranger with a Camera in the WES room at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Followed by discussion with director Elizabeth Barrett. Mon., March 6, 2 p.m.

Requiem for a Heavyweight, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., March 7, 7:30 p.m.

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

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $6. Vancouver, Isle of Wonder, with filmmaker and narrator Tom Sterling. Sun.-Mon., March 12-13, 2 p.m.


Lectures & learning

Counting for Something -- Valuing the Environment by feminist economist Dr. Marilyn Waring delivering the Memorial Lecture on the environment at Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Thurs., March 2, 5 p.m.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society presenting "Searching Smarter -- New Ways to Approach the 'Brick Wall'," at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Wed., March 8, 7 p.m.

Bouldering in the Pikes Peak Region, a slide show by Stewart and Ian Green at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., March 9, 8 p.m.

Woman's Story Gathering with the theme "Celtic Spirituality" at Mount St. Francis, Stonehaven, Franciscan Center, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Call 598-5486 Ext. 7739 to register; deadline, March 10. Sun., March 12, 2-4 p.m.

SAT Strategy Session in the Colorado Springs area sponsored by the Princeton Review on Wed., March 15, 7-8 p.m.; free, call 303/939-9100 to register. Also a SAT practice exam on Sat., March 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; call 800/2REVIEW to register.

Coffee Lovers Seminar sponsored by Starbucks, 134 N. Tejon St., 447-0680. Sat., March 18, 1 p.m.


Literary Events

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.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Gary Knighting performing cowboy-folk music at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $1-$2, 590-8395. Sat., March 11, 7:30 p.m.

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.

classical

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 featuring 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., 633-4611. Mon., March 13, 8 p.m.

jazz & swing

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

Winter Choir Concert, performed by 140 students in four choirs, all part of the Rampart High School Music Department. Pine Creek High School Auditorium, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave. Free, 594-9292. Tues. March 7, 7 p.m.

Sweet Adelines annual regional competition, featuring over 800 female barbershop singers from five state, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Quartet competition on Fri., March 24, 5 p.m.; chorus competition on Sat., March 25, noon; $7-$10. Show of champions on Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.; $8-$15. Call 520-7469 for ticket information.

rock, pop & blues

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 4, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Sinister Creed with Primortal and Dirtnap at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., March 10, 8 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.

Looks Like Me with Spread13 with Martyrs and Poets at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA. www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. All ages. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

Filth Industry with Hazy Swirl and 9 Foot Leprechaun at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA Fri., March 24, 9 p.m.

Slow Rush at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Presented by KILO. $4.94. Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

John Mayall at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $13-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., March 28, 8 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.

Dirty Rotten Imbiciles at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., April 6, 7 p.m.

Dio at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $20, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., April 7, 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

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.

Signature 2000, the spring student dance concert, presented by the Colorado College drama and dance department in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater. $5, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 8 p.m. Sun., March 12, 3 p.m.

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

Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $ TBA. Sun., May 14.

Miscellaneous

Odds Bodkin, who uses music and more than 100 character voices when storytelling, performing in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. $10; tickets available at the Worner Center Desk. Thurs., March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Opera

The 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 Runaways, the Broadway musical about today's kids, by the Palmer High School Music Department at Palmer High School Auditorium. $5-$7, 475-1105. Thurs., March 2, 7 p.m. Sat., March 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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

Springs of Manitou and West Intemann Trail, historic walking/hiking tour of the natural springs in the Manitou area. Bring a cup for tasting. Free, 578-9155. Meet in the prospector statue parking lot. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sat. March 25.

Climbing 101 offering an introduction to technical rock climbing with a trained belayer 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.


Spectator Sports

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.

US Taekwondo Olympic Qualifying Championships at the Olympic Training Center. On Sat., March 11: Olympic Fly Competition for Men (under 127.6 lbs.), Olympic Fly Competition for Women (under 107.8 lbs.), and Olympic Welter Competition for Women (125.5-147.4 lbs.) starting at 9 a.m. On Sun., March 12: Olympic Feather Competition (127.7-149.6 lbs.) starting at 9 a.m. Call 578-4632 for more. March 10-12.


Special Events

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 judging at 11 a.m., followed by tasting, 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.

Re-Fasion -- 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.

African-American History and Culture at the Millennium, a lecture and public dialogue series in honor of Black History Month at CU the Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3832 and PPLD meeting rooms. Speakers include Professor Yvonne Chireau of Swarthmore in Columbine Hall at UCCS on March 9. Free.

St. Patrick's Day Parade on Colorado Avenue, from 24th Street east to 11th Street. on Sat., March 11, noon to 2 p.m. There will be a 5K run and Kids' Fun Run; register at Runner's Roost. Call 635-8803 for more.

Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic with Dr. Gregory Cooper, DMV, benefiting the Cascade, CO volunteer Fire Department. $6 Rabies shots, other required shots available for a low cost. Call Mike Barera at 684-2636 or Dr. Cooper at 687-6000. Cascade Community Building. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat. March 11.

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., 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,

Singles St. Patrick's Day Dance at the Holiday Inn, at Garden of the Gods and I-25. Dress in your best green attire. $10. Bring a friend, $16. Call 226-0018. Thurs., March 16, 7-11 p.m.

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.

17th annual woodcarving competition/show and sale, hosted by the Pikes Peak Whittlers Woodcarving Club at the Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $2, kids under 12 free. 598-4379 or 573-5986. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., March 18; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., March 19.

All-Colorado Dinner using all-Colorado produce at Walter's Bistro, 1606 S. 8th St., 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

Rock Hounds, a Bear Creek Children's Corner program including a game, a craft and a hike for children 7 to 12 accompanied by an adult, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 4, 10-11 a.m.

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.

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 March 11, 1-4 p.m.: "I Never Knew Rocks Were In My ..." , on how minerals contribute to our health.

Dogs on the Go! program, designed to teach people to be responsible dog owners through interactive learning, presented by Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue, 260-0668. Kids can meet CSABR dogs and learn about dog health, dog breeds, commitment to a pet and dog bite prevention every third Saturday of the month at the Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. Next kids event: Sat., March 18, 1-2 p.m.

The Little Mermaid presented by Disney on Ice at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $13.75-$30, 576-2626. March 22-26

Spring Break Workshops, including Spaced Out!, a program for 4-6 year olds interested in the art and science of outer space with local artist Kim Sayers-Newlin; and Mars 2030, a workshop for 7-10 year olds focuses on what it might be like to live on Mars. $15-$18 per day or $75-$100 per week, register at 574-0077. The Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. March 27-31.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

E-Town with Tim O'Brian, Dirk Powell and John Hermann at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., April 16, 7 p.m.

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.

Pete Wernick's Live Five at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21. $7, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 10, 9 p.m.

The John Cowan Band at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Wed., March 15, 9 p.m.

The Jazz Mandolin Project with Keller Williams at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21. $8.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 17, 9 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.

Peter Himmelman at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Sun., June 11, 6 p.m.

dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20-$52, 800/641-1222. March 31 through April 2.

Carmina Burana by the Colorado Ballet in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $18-$95. 303/830-TIXS or 520-9090. Sat., April 29, 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m. Wed.-Sat., May 3-6, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 7, 2 p.m.

Recreation

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

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

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 5K and 10K volksmarch starting and finishing at the Modern Woodmen of America, 2924 N. Beacon St. Shorter distances also available. Start between 9 a.m. and noon. Call 591-8193 for more. Sat., March 11.

Fly Fishing Fundamentals at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2364. Sat., April 29.

special events

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. Anita Stuckey at 448-7776. March 10-11.

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.

22nd annual Banquet and Silent Auction by the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce with the theme "Night at the Oscars" at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Academy Club. $37.50-$45; call 481-3282 for tickets. Sat., March 11, 5 p.m.

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. Thurs., March 2, 7 p.m.: against New Jersey. Sat., March 4, 7 p.m.: against Tampa Bay. Sun., March 12, 6 p.m.: against Philadelphia.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Fri., March 3: Golden State. Sun., March 5: Cleveland. Mon., March 13. Mon., March 13: L.A. Lakers. Fri., March 17, L.A. Clippers. Thurs., March 23: Washington.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $47.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 26, 7:30 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

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

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

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? 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., March 14 through May 21.

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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