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Art Shows and Galleries

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Featuring oil paintings and colorful collages by Carol Ettenger, March 25 through May 27.

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 an exhibit of the Bridge Gallery members, with the theme "Green," through April 2.

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.

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 Art Guild featuring three exhibits. At the First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave. At Stifel, Nicolaus & Co, 11 S. Tejon St., Suite 705: works by George Hart, Kathy Jackson, Sandra King, and more. At US Bancorp Piper Jaffrey, 25 N. Cascade Ave.: works by Kim Costella, Frieda Davis, Ernie Furgeson, and more.

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. Colorado 2000: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, through April 23. 38th annual Young People's Art Exhibition featuring the work of El Paso County elementary and secondary students, opens April 29 and runs through May 21. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, through June 18. Collector's Choice: Annual Art Auction Exhibition, an exhibition and silent auction of regional contemporary work, through April 16.

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 Spectrum, an exhibit by the Pottery Co-op, through March 28.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring the abstract oil paintings of Linda Tasch, through April 15.

Dooley Arts, 2627 W. Colorado Ave., 630-3677. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring landscape paintings by Tom J. Dooley and Jenny Smith Dooley.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the "transcendent" paintings of Roberto Ruschena, through April 18.

###Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. 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.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Ashes: Art and the Holocaust, through March 24.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the work of the 13 founding members of the newly formed Pikes Peak Pastel Society, through April 30.

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. Featuring Richard's Feast, an exhibit of dinnerware designed to serve particular types of food, opening March 25, 7-9 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, through April 30.


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arts events and classes

KTSC-TV Art Auction Preview Reception featuring works by artists throughout south-eastern Colorado in USC's Capps Capozzolo Academic Center, Pueblo. Live auction on April 14-15. Preview: Fri., March 24, 5:30-8 p.m.

Physical Comedy workshops, a series of four classes on the creation of comic sketches, offered by Jim Jackson at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Acting, comedy and performance experience helpful. Mondays, April 3-24, 7-9 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, ArtsPeak's Best of '99, choice moments from last year's interviews. Sat., March 25, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., March 28, 10:30 p.m.

Basic Calligraphy Workshop at Sky Studio in Old Colorado City. $40.00, includes all supplies. Call 685-3094. Sun., March 26, noon to 4:00 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.

Behind the Baton, a series of interviews with the candidates for the position of music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony; on Thurs., March 30, an interview with Alasdair Neale, associate conductor for the San Francisco Symphony, who will be conducting the CSSO on March 31 through April 2.

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 1, 8 p.m.

The Physics Classical Rock and Roll Orchestra presenting music, along with some history, as part of the Summit Lecture Series in UCCS's Overlook Caf, 262-3450. Tues., April 4, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Richard Chavez discussing "The Contemporary Artistry of an American Indian Jeweler at the Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., April 3; call 389-6649. Wed., April 5, noon.

Intermediate ballroom dancing, a four-week session in Lindy, swing, Charleston, kicks, shag and Balboa, at Counterpoint Studio. $22.50-$25. Call 475-0625 to register. Fridays, April 7-28, 6:30 p.m.

arts notices

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 Body Packaging: The Third Millennium, a live-art ramp show with the theme of the journey of th human body into the next millenium, stimulated by science, technology and aesthetics and pure vanity. Deadline for preliminary sketches and entry form: April 1. Call 481-8205 or 495-9631 for more.

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 Body of Evidence, a 2- and 3-D show honoring the human form at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Juried by David Turner, director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Exhibit: June 2 through July 17. Slides due: April 14. Call 481-0475 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.

Star Bar Players holding auditions for Lady Windermere's Fan at the Lon Chaney Theater on April 1-2. All ages but children needed for this show. Call 573-7411 for appointment.

Denver Center Attractions holding auditions on April 3 and for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! at the Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th & Curtis Street, Denver. Seeking two men and two women who are extremely versatile actor/singers with strong comic ability. Age range 25-40. for For appointment, call 303/446-4898.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs conducted by Thomas Wilson holding auditions for trombone, violin, viola, cello and bass. Call 520-1893 for more information.

Entropy, a new performance ensemble with a penchant for improvisation, holding auditions. Artists schooled in post-modern and avant garde art forms encouraged to apply. Call 634-5429 for more.

Forums & discussions

How You Can Close the Pay Gap Forum sponsored by 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Call 800/522-0925 for reservations. Thurs., March 23, 6-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum with featured speaker Russ Erbes, director of the Kleinfelder Air Quality Services, discussing wind erosion, at the Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $12.50 (cash only), includes meal. RSVP to Sarah Aubrey, 633-4421, before March 30. Fri., March 31, noon.

health & healing

Alzheimer's Support Group Meeting with Colorado University Aging Center Director Dan Segal, discussing the center and new medications for people with memory-related disorders, at the Alterra Clare Bridge, 2850 N. Academy Blvd. Call 637-0877 to register. Thurs., March 23, 7-8 p.m.

Special blessings will be offered for people with developmental disabilities, their families and staff at Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Call 633-4601 for more. Sat., March 25, 5 p.m.

Arthritis Foundation offering a doc-on-call for those with questions on Tues., March 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 800/475-6447.

Free health classes offered at Metro Health Services, 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 101, at 6:45 p.m. "The Why and How of Wholistic Integrated Wellness Oriented Healthcare" on Wed., March 29. Call 594-0071 for reservations.

Become a Beefcake Magnet, a drop-in workshop exploring individual personalities and our own unique body image for bi and gay men at Pueblo S-CAP, 2001 Oakland. Sponsored by Fusion!. Free; call Joseph at 578-9092. Wed., March 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

Slim for Life, a 10-week program designed to teach men and women about making heart-healthy lifestyle choices, offered by the American Heart Association, 415 N. Tejon St. $70. Begins April 4. Call 522-9497 to register.

senior programs & activities

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

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

volunteer opportunities

Pikes Peak Library District seeking volunteers for its Library KNOWcard program, in which it partners with schools to provide every student with a library card. The library needs help entering registration information in the computer and activating the new KNOWcards. If you have basic knowledge of a computer keyboard and can volunteer for 2 to 3 hours per week through May 26, call 531-6333, Ext. 1251 for more information.

Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue is in critical need of a number of volunteers in order to continue its dog rescue work of rescuing shelter dogs. Seeking an adoption coordinator, an events coordinator, a self-foster coordinator and more. Call 260-0818 for more information.

Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region offering a clearinghouse of opportunities, from tutoring others with ESL or GED lessons to assisting with recreational activities at nursing homes to working with teens or children. One-time events also need volunteers for those who are short on time. Call 575-4345 for more.

Children of El Paso County need you. Help break the cycle of abuse by providing child care for infants and preschoolers while mothers attend a support group for substance abuse. Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Call Karen at the Health Department for more information: 578-3278.

Therapeutic Recreation Program, part of the city's Neighborhood Services Groupd, seeks to provide opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to aquire skills to help them participate in leisure activities of their choice. If you're interesting in volunteering for this program, call 385-6964.

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

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


Film & Video

Third annual Western Celebration of the 72nd Academy Awards presented by the Colorado Springs Film Commission at the Sheraton Colorado Springs, 2886 South Circle Drive. Western movie attire for costume contest. Pre-party: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Pasta bar and live telecast of the Awards Ceremony: 7 p.m. $12. 635-7506. Sun., March 26.

Love and Death on Long Island starring John Hurt and Jason Priestly at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Twelve Angry Men, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Movie Nights at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Sci-Fi Movie Night on Wed., March 29. Free. Over-21 only.


Lectures & learning

Managing Your Investments with Lower Risk hosted by First Union Securities at the LeBaron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Thurs., March 23, 1 p.m.

Going for the Gold: Mining in Colorado as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., March 23, 7 p.m.

Climbing in Baffin Island and Madagascar, a slide show by Mike Libecki at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., March 23, 8 p.m.

Wisdom Tea focusing on the life of early Springs resident Elsie Chambers, presented by Carol Kennis, manager of the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, where Chambers lived for 26 years. In honor of Women's History Month. At the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Fri., March 24, 10 a.m.

Fossils: A Records of Time, a discussion about recent discoveries in the Pikes Peak region with local resident and Denver Museum of Natural History paleobotanist Jack Null at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required 520-6745. Sat., March 25, 10-11 a.m.

Parenting with Love and Logic, a four-week course based on the best-selling book, at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $10 per family per class. Childcare available upon advance request. Call 633-6313 for more. Begins Sun., March 26, 5-7 p.m.

Manitou Springs History Speakers Series presenting "The Old Cliff House" at the Manitou Springs Elementary School auditorium, 701 Dulco. Call 685-5089 for more. Sun., March 26, 3 p.m.

Stamping Through the Millennium, an entertaining look at the history of science and math illustrated by postage stamps around the world, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., March 30, 11 a.m.

GPS: Global Positioning Systems, a discussion with outdoor enthusiasts and experts from REI about the pocket sized devices and how they work to help you find your direction in the outdoors at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free but reservations required, 520-6387. Sat. April 1. 1-2 p.m.

Wildflower Dreaming, a slide presentation designed to help you identify wildflowers at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free but reservations required, 520-6745. Sat. April 1, 10-11 a.m.

Christian scholar and author Don Everts speaking on "Jesus with Dirty Feet: An Existential Approach to the Jesus Question" in Perkins Lounge in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Tues., April 4, 8 p.m.

Alpha Course, a 10-week British course which seeks meaning in life by examining Christianity, to be held downtown beginning April 5. Call 471-3763 Ext. 452 for more.

Tropiclia, a multimedia lecture on the music, culture and politics of Brazil in the 1960s by Professor Christopher Dunn in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, in Palmer Hall, 389-6607. Free. Fri., April 7, 3 p.m.

Designing with Perennials at Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Free. Call 574-8058 to register. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.

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


Literary Events

Pikes Peak Romance Writers discussing self-promotion at its monthly meeting. There will be speakers on publicity kits, bios, and how to market yourself. At the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard Street. Sun., March 26, 2 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.

The Fiction Book Group discussing The Hours by Michael Cunniham at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., March 27, 7 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie Group discussing A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving, which was made into Simon Birch, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Tues., March 28, 7 p.m.

The Women's Spirit Book Group meeting at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Call for this month's selection. Wed., March 29, 6 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group discussing Booker Prize winner Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Wed., March 29, 7 p.m.

Muriel Rukeyser presenting a poetry workshop sponsored by Poetry in the staff room of Colorado College's Tutt Library, 1021 N. Cascade. Bring writing materials. Call 447-9039 for more. Sat., April 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Poet Said What?, a reading series featuring over 50 poets in honor of National Poetry Month in April. On Sat., April 1, 3-5 p.m.: "Pointing Up and Shouting" at the Lo-Ro Caf, Los Robles Nursery, 922 W. Costilla. On Sun., April 2, 8-10 p.m.: "Open-Face Poetry" at Wooglin's Deli, 823 N. Tejon St. On Mon., April 3, 7-9 p.m.: "On the Line" at the Clean Connection Laudry, 1875 S. Academy Blvd. On Wed., April 5, 7-9 p.m.: reading at UCCS' Library Building 110. On Thurs., April 6, 7-9 p.m.: reading at the Sterling House, 615 Southpointe Court. More to come.

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.

The Pikes Peak Book Fair, co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Pikes Peak Library District, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. One day: $3. Both days: $5. Receive a discount with your library card. Fri., April 7, 4-9 p.m. Sat., April 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Denver author John Dunning will make a presentation Saturday morning. For information, call 473-8175.

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. Sun., April 9, 2-3 p.m.

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

Rowan, a Celtic folk music band, at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road, $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., March 24, 7:30 p.m.:

Devchata performing Russian folk music in Perkins Lounge in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Tues., March 31, noon to 1 p.m.

Ulali, a Native American a cappella trio featured on the movie soundtrack to Smoke Signals, performing in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Fri., April 7, 7:30 p.m.

Instrumental guitarist and composer Domonic Gaudious playing guitar and Australian Didjeridu outside Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Thurs., April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Troubador, an acoustic Celtic and folk duo at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., April 14, 7:30 p.m. $1-$2, 590-8395

The American Music Series at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring 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

Copeland Birthday Salute 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 31 and April 1, 8 p.m. Sun., April 2, 2:30 p.m.

Renowned Baroque violinist Andrew Manze performing in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Wed., April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Baroque and Early Music performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., April 9, 2:30 p.m.

Taylor Memorial Choir performing Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pergolesi Week as part of the Taylor memorial concerts at Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-5529. Sat. April 9, 4 p.m.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble performing "Grant us Peace: Masterpeices of American Choral Music" at the First Christian Church. Sun., April 16, 3 p.m.

jazz & swing

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at the Best Western Palmer House, at I-25 and Fillmore St. $4-$6. Sun., April 9, 2-5 p.m.

Jazz legend James Moody ###### at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Tickets available at KCME; call 578-5263. $$$$$$. Wed., April 19, ######.

miscellaneous

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.

Tom Simms and Joleen Bell, a vocal duo performing folk, blues, jazz and pop, as well as standards and show tunes, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Free. Sun., March 26, 1-3 p.m.

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Technical Sergeant Noelle Little on clarinet and Technical Sergeant Randal Schneider on trombone and euphorium at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Lanner Faculty Artist Concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free; no tickets requited. Sun., April 9, 3 p.m.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. On Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.: at Pueblo's Memorial Hall, $12-$35, 719/542-1211. On Sat., April 15, 7:30 p.m.: in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy, $15-$35, 333-4497.

rock, pop & blues

Pomeroy with Yo, Flaco at the Ritz Grille, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Fri.-Sat., March 24-25, 9 p.m.

John Mayall and The Blues Breakers with Rikki Dee Hall and The VooDoo Hawks 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.

Shakedown Street at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $5. All ages. Sat., March 31, 8 p.m.

Nashville Pussy and The Donnas with The Smugglers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8-$10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., April 1, 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. Date changed to: Mon., April 3, 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.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, lead vocalist for the Refreshments with the lead guitarist from the Gin Blossoms, in an encore performance at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road, 597-2900. $6. Sat., April 8, 8 p.m.

Danzig with Division of Disorder and Six Feet Under at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Presented by KILO. $19.43. Tues., April 11, 7 p.m.

Derek Trucks Band with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks and Leaving the Trees at Castaways Theater, 103/107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $12.50-$15, 685-3300. Mon., April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Ani DiFranco at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Date and ticket prices TBA, 520-SHOW. On sale March 31.

Staind with Filth Industry at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Postponed to: May 23.


Performances

Comedy

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $13-$17. Fri.-Sat., March 31 and April 1, 8 p.m.

Gallagher at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $22-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri., April 7, 8 p.m.

Alonzo Bodden, who's toured with Tommy Davidson, at UCCS's Overlook Caf, 262-3450. Fri., April 28, 7 p.m.

Dance

Scheherazade, Les Syphedes ... and other dances, a dance concert by the Rocky Mountain Dance Ensemble, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $8-$10, recommended for all ages. Call 473-1770. Fri., March 24, 7 p.m.

Sheikhani Mid-East Dance Troupe at Piazza Restaurant, 4767 N. Carefree Circle. Free Admission, but come have dinner! Call 495-2389 for information. Sat., March 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

Dance performances from various backgrounds by the Native American Student Association as part of Heritage Week in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Mon., April 3, 7 p.m.

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

Floored, a performance of choreography, original music and multi-media by senior Colorado College's dance majors in Colorado College's Packard Hall, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free, though tickets required; available at Worner Desk. Thurs.-Sat., April 6-8, 7 p.m.

Ormao Dance Concert featuring "Voices of Choice" by new choreographer Mary Ripper, "Compromising Heat" featuring nationally ranked figure skater Ryan Jahnke and "A Call to Dance," a collaboration designed for Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000. $13-$15. Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 8 p.m.

Return to Gaia, "a tale for the new millennium," presented by the Imagination Celebration and DanceQuest at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10 at the door or at the Dance Center, 4444 Barnes Road, 596-1134. Sat., April 15, 2 p.m. Sun., April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $20-$100. Sun., May 14, 8 p.m.

Miscellaneous

Shadowed Gender, a coffeehouse showcasing the African-American woman experience sponsored by O'hoho at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Features food, music, poetry, art and dance by women and men to celebrate the history and strength of black women. Call 520-1472 for more. Sat., March 25, 6 p.m.

Storytelling by the Native American Student Association as part of Heritage Week in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Wed., April 5, 7 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

A Piece of My Heart, by the Cheyenne Mountain High School Drama Dep't., at Cheyenne Mountain High, 1200 Cresta Road. $5-$6, 475-6110. Thurs., March 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Woman in Black, a ghost story presented by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater. $10-$12; call 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., March 24 through April 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., April 2, 2 p.m.

Cabarat, the musical by Kander and Ebb, by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $ TBA. For more, call 444-0884. Opens March 31.

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.

Rent at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30.50-$53, 520-SHOW. Tues.-Sun., April 11-16.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Disappearance, a mystery about the price of making the wrong mistakes, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m.


Recreation

Adult 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.

Spring Forth into Action offered by the Cave of the Winds. Hike with a naturalist up to Pinon Point, then explore a cave. Reservations required. Call 685-5444 for more. Sat., March 25, 10:30 a.m.

Critical Mass, a non-competitive group bike ride, for any age and any ability. Meeting on the corner of Cache La Poudre and Tejon on the last Friday of every month. Call 634-5307 for more. Next event: Fri., March 31, 5 p.m.

Runners and walkers sought for Joints in Motion, a training team which will participate in the 26.2-mile Honolulu marathon on Dec. 10, to to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. Those interested should attend an informational meeting at Arthritis Foundation, 2910 Beacon St. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. or Tues., April 11, 6 p.m. Call 520-5711 to R.S.V.P.

Learn to Skate, a Colorado College program offering basic lessons for all ages, in Honnen Ice Rink. Free; no tickets required. Sat., April 8, 11 a.m.

Medicine Wheel, a non-profit, mountain bike advocacy group, holding their annual spring meeting to discuss upcoming summer trial work at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Tues., April 11, 7 p.m.

Ultimate Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee in league setting. No experience necessary. Play begins May 17. Contact Jennifer at 578-8659.

youth recreation

Pikes Peak Amateur Hockey Association offering a seven-week spring instructional league designed to develop players' fundamental skating, stick handling and shooting skills. For children up to 8 years old. Call 599-8748 to register before March 29.

Neon Nites for youth ages 8 to 14 on Friday evenings at the Sertich Ice Center sporting a "new atmosphere" this year with music and lighting. $2.75 includes skate rental, 578-6883. Through March 31.

Spring Break Learn to Swim classes offered by Parks and Recreation at the Aquatics and Fitness Center. Thirteen levels offered. Classes consist of five 30-minute lessons, offered during morning and evening sessions. $12.50. Call 385-5984.

Lifeguard Training and Water Saftey Instructor Course offered by Parks and Recreation at the Rampart Recreation Center. Lifeguard training for swimmers 15 years and older includes certification in first aid and CPR. WSI course for swimmers 17 years and older. Call 598-0505.

Sticks-n-Pucks, drop-in hocky sessions, at the Sertich Ice Center on Friday evenings. Call 385-6050 for more.


Special Events

Job Fair with over 80 employers represented at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Fort Carson. Local and national job opportunities. Professional dress suggested. Bring resume. Call 526-1002. Fri., March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ghosts of Everest discussed by co-author Eric Simonson, expedition leader of the 1999 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Tickets: $5 at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. 100% proceeds benefit El Paso Country Search and Rescue. Sat., March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Scott Savage, author of A Plain Life, discussing the finer points of simple living in the library room of the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Bring a bag lunch; they will supply drinks. Sponsored by the Agrarian Underground and the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Thurs., March 30, noon.

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs Doll Sale at the Rocky Mountain Greyhound Park, 3701 N. Nevada Ave. Fri.-Sat., March 31 and April 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Auto Show 2000 to benefit the Assistance League of Colorado Springs' Operation School Bell, which provides winter clothing and hygiene items to children in need, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Gala on Thurs., April 6, 6-9 p.m.; $40. Show from Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., April 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $1. Raffle tickets for $1. Free parking. Call 579-8744 for more.

Generation Journey, a senior talent show, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10, 520-SHOW. Sun., April 9, 2 p.m.

Future of Religion Lecture Series sponsored by Springs 2000 Religion Sector Committee and the Pikes Peak Library District. Next lecture by Fr. Thomas Michel, S.J., Ph.D. in Islamic Studies on "International Trends in Interfaith Dialog" at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., on Sun., April 9, 3:30 p.m.

Frank Meeink featured on The Today Show, Frontline and CNN, speaking on the motivation behind hate groups in The Lodge at UCCS, 262-3450. Parking fee has been waived for this event. Thurs., April 13, 6-8 p.m.

Party Arty 2000, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's primary fund raiser, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. Over 60 local and regional artists have donated their works to Awesome Art Auction, an exhibit which opens on March 17 and whose works are up for bidding until the party. Party features cocktails, a buffet, and a live auction, as well as the culmination of the silent art auction. $60, 634-5583. Fri., April 14, 6 p.m.

Paint the Town Red, the annual gala fund raiser of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center. Call 578-9092 for more. Sat., April 15, 6 p.m.

EARTH DAY EVENTS

Introduction to Papercrete at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Learn how to build a house out of recycled paper and concrete. Free. Call 685-9212 for more. Thurs., March 23, 6 p.m.

Ormao Dance Concert at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 8 p.m. See Performances section.

Family Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Sat., April 15. See Youth and Family section.

Mr. Wacky Science at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, as part of Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000 on Sat., April 15.

Earth Day 2000 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666. Planting 700 trees in the morning; come help. Guided walks every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a geology walk at 11:30 a.m. American Indian dancing at 11:30 a.m. Flute performance at 1 p.m. Lecture on " Where Does Energy Come From? And Why Should I Care?" at 1:30 p.m. Offering free admission at Rock Ledge Ranch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And more. Sat., April 22.

Earth Day 2000 at Acacia Park on Sat., April 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information to come.

More Events to Come ...


Youth and Family Events

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 April 8, 9 to noon: "Geology in Your Own Backyard," a guided journey through the museum grounds.

The Fun of Recycled Art. Celebrate Earth Day with a close up at the recycled art exhibition Deja Views; a welding demonstration by artist Bob LeDonne, make your own art with recycled materials, and get your face painted. Part of Family Days at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Saturday, April 14.

Eddie Coker, a performer who's been featured at Disney's Radio Network at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Sat., March 25, 11 a.m.

Vecinos: The Last Day by Los Titiriteros Puppet Theater at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5-$7. Sat., March 25, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Staying Found, the El Paso County Search and Rescue popular "Hug-a-tree" program, for children on what they should do if they get lost, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 25, 10-10:30 a.m.

Spring Break Workshops, including Spaced Out!, a program for 4- to 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- to 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.

Pinocchio by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre for Children at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $3. Tues., April 4-8, 10 a.m. and noon.

Family Day, in celebration of Earth Day, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. See the recycled art exhibition, a welding demonstration by artist Bob LeDonne, and more. Free. Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to noon.

The Dinosaur Show by Paul Messner, a puppet comedy show at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts and Theater, 235 N. Nevada Ave. $5-$7, 444-0884. Sun., April 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Creativity Burst! Children's art classes every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. Free with $3 admission, 574-0077.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Jubilant Bridge, featuring dulcimer master Willie Jaeger, vocalist Carol Van Alstine and guitarist Scott Bennett at Tuft Theater, Denver. $14-$12, 303/777-1003. Sat. March 25, 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.

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.

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

art galleries & museums

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Featuring Muscle: Power of the View; A World View, works by Matt Mullican; North American Legacies; through May 21.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring John Sorbie: Graphic Designer, an exhibit about this "giant in the field of American poster design," through March 15. Charles Simonds: Floral Font, through March 26, 2000. Takashi Nakazato: Contemporary Pottery from an Ancient Japanese through Oct. 1, 2000. ### Featuring Matisse from the Baltimore Museum of Art, March 12 through June 25. ###Media preview on March 2, 8 a.m.

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. Animals of the Heart, through April 29.

Pueblo Art Guild Gallery, Mineral Palace Park, 1500 N. Santa Fe Ave. Featuring the Pueblo Art Guild's 2000 Spring Art Show. Reception: Fri., April 7, 5-8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. Features Ralph Sutton on piano, Kenny Davern on clarinet, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Frank Capp on drums, and Jack Lesberg on bass. $35 for reserved seating. Food and drink available for purchase. 303/674-4190. Fri.-Sat., March 31-April 1.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra with guest vocal ensemble The King'singers in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Tues., April 4, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Michael Christie and world renowned pianist Pascal Rog in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing works by Faur and Ravel. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 9, 2:30 p.m.

comedy

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Shawn Wayans: March 24-25. Brian Regan, named Best Male Stand Up at the American Comedy Awards: Mrach 31-April 1.

George Carlin in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $30-$45, 520-9090. Thurs., May 11, 8 p.m.

Kate Clinton at the Gothic Theater, Denver. Over-21 show. $18-$20, 520-9090. Fri., May 12, 7:30 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.

rock, pop & blues

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

Jive at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Free, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 24, 9 p.m.

H2O at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $10, 520-9090. Fri., March 24, 7 p.m.

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.

Disco Inferno at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $4, 303/443-3399. Over-21 shows. 10 p.m. Sat., March 25 and 10 p.m. Thurs., March 30.

Mixmaster Mike with Rahzel, Rocker T and Choclair at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. All ages. 8 p.m., Sun., March 26.

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. 8 p.m., Mon., March 27

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

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.

The Samples with Beth Hart Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $18, 520-9090. Sat., April 1, 8 p.m.

D'Angelo with Mos Def at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $44-$79, 520-9090. Mon., April 3, 8 p.m.

Luna at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Mon., April 3, 9 p.m.

Method Man/Redman with Outsidaz and Don Blas at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $42, 520-9090. Tues., April 4, 10:30 p.m.

Fishbone at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75-$15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Wed., April 5, 8 p.m.

Bob Dylan with Asleep at the Wheel at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $37, 303/830-TIXS or 520-9090. 7:30 p.m., Thurs., April 6.

Jimmy Clif 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.

Beenie Man at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., April 11, 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.

Satyricon at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $12-$15, 520-9090. Wed., April 12, 8 p.m.

Tracy Chapman at Magness Arena, Denver. $25-$35, 520-9090. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.

Static-X at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Thurs., April 20, 8 p.m.

Trisha Yearwood with Alecia Elliott at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $34-$44, 520-9090. Thurs., April 27, 8 p.m.

Ani DiFranco at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Fri., April 28, 8 p.m.

Indigenous at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75-$16.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., May 3, 8 p.m.

Ken Burns at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., May 5, 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.

The Dr. Demento Show at the Gothic Theater, Denver. All ages. $12.50-$25, 520-9090. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

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

311 with Incubus, Long Beach Dub All Stars, MDFMK, Apollo 440, and Suicide Machine at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater. $22.50-$25.50, 520-9090. Sat., June 3, 1 p.m.

Blink-182 with Bad Religion at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.

Blues Traveler in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 4, 6 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band at Mile High Stadium, Denver. Tickets on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. Tues., July 25.

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

Side Man, by Warren Light, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. March 23 through April 22.

Praying For Rain, written by Robert Lewis Vaughan, who attented Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, and set in a small town near the Garden of the Gods, at the Acoma Center, Denver. $18, 303/623-0524. Premiering on March 25 and running through May 6.

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

Alborada at the Trinidad State Junior College Massari Performing Arts Center. Call 719/846-5565 for ticket information. Tues., March 28.

42nd Street by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $30.50-$41, 800/448-5501. March 31 through July 30.

From Okra to Greens, "a different kind of love story," written by Ntozake Shange and presented by the Shadow Theatre Company, Denver. $15, 303/837-9355. Opening April 13.

Violet, winner of the 1997 New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada. $22-$24. 303/431-3939. April 13 through May 7.

The Cripple of Inishmaan performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through April 22.

The Sound of Music featuring Richard Chamberlain in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20-$55, 520-9090. April 25-30.

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., 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.

Youth events (###out of town)

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, children's music recording artists playing guitar, mandolin, banjo, washtub bass, fiddle and performing speed-yodeling and cowgirl rope tricks at Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $5-$14, 303-777-1003. Fri., March 24, 7:30 p.m.

Sleeping Beauty, an American Family Theatre Production, as part of the Children's Playhouse Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., April 8, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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