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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 recent works in watermedia and collage by Shirley E. Kircher, through April 30. Opening reception: Sun., April 2, 1-4 p.m.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Featuring oil paintings and colorful collages by Carol Ettenger, 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 5 p.m. Featuring Wnderkind, an exhibit of 11 young artists selected from area high schools, through April 1. Featuring The Garden Art Show, opening Sat., April 15, 5-8 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 exhibit by students as part of the Kennedy Center and Imagination Celebration and Crayola Dream-Makers program.

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. 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. 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.

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 Illumination, its annual Spring Thaw Open Show, an exhibit by the Pottery Co-op, through April 25. Opening reception: Fri., March 31, 5-8 p.m.

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

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 Student Exhibition 2000, opening April 14.

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.

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.

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. Free admission on Sat., April 22 and 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and when attending an event.

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., through April 15.

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.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Home-based Business Program to be presented by the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, 575-4325, at the Best Western Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Tues., April 4, 4:30-6 p.m.

Parents Without Partners, an educational and support group for single parents, offering monthly activities for parents and their children. $35 annual membership. For more information, call 303/430-4991.

Discussion about the Basic Tenets of Pagan and Neo-Pagan faiths Earth Spirit Pagans at the Celebration Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. All interested people are welcome. For information, call 800/731-2650. Thurs., April 6, 7-9 p.m.

Rape Awareness and Prevention Demonstration at the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to draw attention to the fact that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 17 men in Colorado have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Bring a sack lunch. Call 633-1462 for more. Mon., April 10, 11:30 a.m.

arts events and classes

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.

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.

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

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

The Colorado College's Women's Art Festival 2000 being held on April 28-29. Registration packets can be accessed at Art Hardware or at the main desk in the Worner Center at the Colorado College. Applications are due by April 1. Call 389-6975 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.

The Colorado Actors' Theater holding auditions for 2000-2001 season at the Smokebrush Center on April 29-30. Plays include The Glass Menagerie, Harvey, Bus Stop, American Buffalo. Call Ziggy at 444-0884 for an appointment or more information.

Open studio figure study in any medium at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th Street. $5/session. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-1899.

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

clubs & organizations

Links, a business group for progressives, holding their meetings at Joe's Caf and Bakery, 28 E. Bijou St., on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Call 477-9883 for more information. Next meeting: Wed., April 5, 8-9 a.m.

Debtors/Spendors Anonymous, a 12-step group for debtors, over-spenders, and under-earners, meeting on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the rectory of the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Next meeting: April 4.

Aglow International, a network of women of diverse colors, creeds and cultures, meeting on the first Thursdays of each month at Pikes Peak Community College at Woodmen Road and I-25. $4, though first-timers are free. Reservations: 685-1631. Next meeting: April 6.

Executive Women's Golf Association beginning its 2000 membership drive for women golfers seeking more golf and networking opportunities in the Garden Room at the Garden of the Gods Club. $15-$20, 487-8854. Thurs., April 6, 5:50-8:30 p.m.

Forums & discussions

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health & healing

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.

The Arthritis Foundation holding a six-week educational course on exercise, diet, stress management, disease process, pain management and relaxation techniques at HealthSouth, 325 Parkside Drive. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 520-5711 to register. Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., beginning April 11.

HealthLink Wellness Classes at 5360 N. Academy. On Sat., April 1, 10 a.m. to4 p.m.: "Coming of Age" for mothers and daughters, $50. "Aromatherapy" on Tues., April 11, 7-8 :30 p.m., $10. "In Search of the Stork" with a fertility expert on Tues., April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. "Meditation and Journaling" on Tues., April 25, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. "Massage for Couples" on Thurs.-Fri., April 27-28, 6-9 p.m., $30.

Metro Health Services, 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 101, offering free health classes offered at at 6:45 p.m. "Slim and Trim... Why -- When -- How" on Wed., April 5. "Enzyme Therapy and Disease Prevention" on Thurs., April 6. Call 594-0071 for reservations.

Kids Camp, a weekend for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one, sponsored by Prospect Home Care Hospice. Pre-registration required, 687-0549. Sat.-Sun., May 10-11.

###Politics & civic activism

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###senior programs & activities

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volunteer opportunities

Beidleman Environmental Center seeking volunteers for "Keepers of the Water," a program for fourth through eighth graders at the Center on Thursdays beginning April 6, and "At the Water's Edge," a two-hour field trip for third through fifth graders on Wednesdays beginning April 5. Training provided; call 578-7088.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeking volunteer membership representatives April 10 through May 13 on volunteer's availability basis. Will primarily involve phone contact with current and prospective Zoo members in the Colorado Springs community. For more info, please call Gideon Fetterolf, 633-9925, Ext. 130.


Film & Video

Walkabout, about an adolescent girl and her young brother lost in the Australian wilderness who meet an Aborigine on a rite of passage, at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Potluck munchies at 6:30 p.m. followed by the film and discussion. Fri., March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Saboteur as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., April 11, 7:30 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $6. Istanbul, with filmmaker and narrator Tom Sterling. Sun.-Mon., April 16-17, 2 p.m.

Manchurian Candidate as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., April 18, 7:30 p.m.

French Filmmaking Competition Film Fest at Palmer High School Auditorium, 301 N. Nevada Ave., 634-0797. Competition by French high-school students in the Pikes Peak region to make French-language films. Recommended for teens. Fri., May 5, 7 p.m.


Lectures & learning

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.

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

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; call 520-6387. Sat. April 1, 1-2 p.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.

High Altitude Gardening Classes, an eight-week course for those gardening west of Manitou Springs at the Woodland Park Middle School. $50 for all classes or $10 for individual ones. Call 687-5225 to pre-register. Tuesdays, beginning April 4.

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.

The At-A-Glance Millennium Tour, a 48-foot custom trailer featuring a museum-quality retrospective look at the past millennium, at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. 634-6666. Sat.-Sun., April 8-9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Samson and Delilah, discussed in Rabbie Glusman's adult education class, Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument. Sun., April 9, 6 p.m.

Land Whisperer: Ecological Goats, a free program by the Horticultural Arts Society on these natural weed control tools at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.

Classes at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th Street. Includes Photography, Spanish II, Treasured Wedding Album, Yoga and Self-Hypnosis. Call 444-7340 for more.

Free home-improvement clinics during April at Home Depot, 102 N. Academy Blvd., 573-7000, and 7120 N. Academy Blvd., 531-6400. On Saturdays: "How To Install Pergo Flooring" at 10 a.m.; "How To Lay Ceramic Tile" at 1 p.m.; "How To Install Natural Wood Flooring" at 3 p.m. On Sundays: "How To Install Pergo Flooring" at 10 a.m.; "How To Install Ceramic Tile" at 1 p.m.


Literary Events

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.

Monthly writers' group offering writing games at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for reservations. Sun., April 2, 5 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.

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.

Romance Book Club at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for book to be discussed. Tues., April 11, 7 p.m.

Star Wars Book Club discussing Heir to the Empire by Timothey Zahn at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for more. Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.

Michael Glauser discussing his book The Business of Heart, on America's top social entreprenuers, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for book to be discussed. Fri., April 14, 7 p.m.

Spirituality and Life Book Club discussing Chapters 4 and 5 of Conversations With God at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Tues., April 18, 7 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Discussing A Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthanne McCunn. Tues., April 25, 7 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Discussing The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Wed., April 26, 7 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

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

Classical guitarist Troy King presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $ TBA, 634-5583. Sat., April 1, 7 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 Didjeridoo. On Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.: At Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., April 13, 6:30 p.m.: outside Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

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

Fiddler Aly Bain and accordionist Phil Cunningham at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15-$17 at the Music Hall and the Folklore Center, 330 N. Tejon St. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.

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.

Sacred Concert Series featuring duo piano ensemble Stephen Nielson and Ovid Young at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $8-$12, series. Sun., April 2, 7 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 as part of the Taylor Memorial Concerts Series at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., April 9, 2:30 p.m.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble performing "Grant us Peace: Masterpieces of American Choral Music" at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $5-$7, at the door. Call 633-9373 for more. 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. $12-$18. Wed., April 19, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

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.

reggae

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rock, pop & blues

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

Jesse Cotton Stone Blues Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Sat., April 1.

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 Reverend Horton Heat at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. 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.

Swampadelics playing cajun rock at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., April 7.

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.

Firefall at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $15. Sat., April 8.

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.

The Randy Crouch Band playing fiddle blues rock at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Fri., April 14.

The Frost playing R&B at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Sat., April 15.

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. All ages. $25, 520-SHOW. On sale March 31. Mon., May 1, 8 p.m.


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.

South Asian comedian Aladdin presenting his one-man comedy show "Curry Powder" in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Fri., April 14, 7 p.m.

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

Dance

Waiting for the 7 by Colorado College's Dance Workshop, a student-run, student-choreographed and student-dance performance. $3 at Worner Center. Fri., March 31, 8 p.m. Sat., April 1, 8 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, Korea's premier classical 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 Armstrong Theater, 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 presenting Red Giselle, a full-length ballet, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $20-$100. Sun., May 14, 8 p.m.

Miscellaneous

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.

The Magic and Illusions of Garry Carson and Kelsey at the Widefield High School Auditorium. $6-$8. Tickets at Country Kitchen in Widefield. Ink Fountain Printing and Fountain Valley News in Fountain. Sat., April 22, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Opera

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Theater

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 31 and 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.

Alice in Wonderland, by Fort Carson's School of the Arts, in Fort Carson's McMahon Auditorium. $1-$2, at the door. Sat.-Sun., April 8-9, 2 p.m.

Murder Most Fowl by the new Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $33-$35, 685-3300. Fri.-Sat., 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.

The Mysteries, a group of plays that together tell the story of the Bible, to be produced by Theatreworks at a specially designed performance space at 3214 N. Nevada Ave. Part One, The Nativity, tells the story from creation to the birth of Jesus. Part Two, The Passion, tells the story from Palm Sunday to the crucifixion. Audience members are encouraged to see the complete cycle on consecutive nights on Thursday and Friday, or on the same day on the weekend. $10-$20, per part; call 262-3232. The Nativity: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. The Passion: Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. April 13-23.

The Thorn by New Life Outreach at the New Life Church, 11025 Highway 83. Call 268-8282 for ticket information. Fri.-Sat., April 14-22, 7 p.m. Wed., April 19, 7 p.m. Sat., April 15 and 22, 3 p.m.

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.


Recreation

Adult recreation

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.

Bear Creek Bird Walk at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., April 8, 8-10 a.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.

youth recreation

Wrestling for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 offered by Parks and Recreation. Call 385-5981 for more.

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.


Spectator Sports

Rocky Mountain Thunder at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 277-6655. Wed., April 14, 7 p.m.: against the Idaho Stallions. Sat., May 8, 7 p.m.: against the Texas Terminators.

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-7777. First home game against Tampa Bay Mutiny: Sat., April 8, 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Sun., April 9, noon: against Dallas. Sun., April 9, 1 p.m.: against Detroit.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Sat., April 1: against Utah. Thurs., April 6: against Dallas. Sat., April 8: against Seattle. Tues., April 11: against Houston. Fri., April 14: against Golden State. Tues., April 18: against Utah.


Special Events

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.

Collaboration Celebration Luncheon hosted by Chins Up Youth and Family Services and seven other community service agencies to be held on Thurs., April 6. Call 327-2016 for more.

Spring Fling Spaghetti Dinner, a community supper and silent auction at the Lewis Palmer Middle School, 1776 Woodmoor Drive, 488-4776. $3-$5, free to children under 6. Thurs., April 6, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery of Living Art: The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ presented by the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Seven paintings and three sculptures will come to life and present the story, along with the First Lutheran's 70-voice choir, of Christ's last week on Earth. Free. Fri., April 7, 8 p.m. Sat, April 8, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Temple Shalom's Potluck Dinner, a monthly event, at 1523 E. Monument. Bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to serve 5 to 6 people. Shabbat services follow dinner. Fri., April 7, 6 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.

Brainbowl, an intellectual trivia competition, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, in Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Sat., April 8.

Seventh annual Heron Homecoming, in honor of the Great Blue Herons who return each spring nest in the cottonwoods along Fountain Creek. Features slide shows at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Hikes as well. Sat., April 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Victorian Fashion Show and Luncheon sponsored by the American Association of University Women at the Patty Jewett Golf Course Club House, 900 E. Espanola. $12.50; call 597-7161 before April 3 for reservations. Sat., April 8, 11:30 a.m.

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.

Evening in the grand style of the RMS Titanic to benefit Silver Key and Pikes Peak Hospice. Features champagne, an eleven course reproduction of one of the Titanic's last meals, a tribute to those who lost their lives that night and more. Wear a costume of the period. $145, 800/815-7633. Fri., April 14.

Pikes Peak "N" Gineers Model Railroad Club holding an open house at the Green Crest Business Center, 3645 Jeannine Drive, Suite 108. Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 16, noon to 4 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.

Third annual Colorado Springs Home Show sponsored by Home Depot at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Fri., April 14, 1-9 p.m. Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., April 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

EARTH DAY EVENTS ####NEW subhead

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

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

Young People's Concert as part of the Imagination Celebration by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $2.50, adults and children. Recommended for elementary students. Wed.-Thurs., April 5-6, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

2000 Years of Storytelling in 45 Minutes as part of the Imagination Celebration by the Pikes Peak Library District's Funky FairyTales program at area libraries throughout April. On Tues., April 4, 4:30 p.m.: at the Cheyenne Branch, 633-6278. On Thurs., April 6, 4:30 p.m.: Monument Branch, 488-2370. On Tues., April 11, Ruth Holley Branch, 597-5377. On Thurs., April 13, 4:30 p.m.: Fountain Branch, 382-5347. More to come.

Nature Adventures, a program intended for children accompanied by an adult at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. This week: "A Home for Herons." Reservations required, 520-6745. Wed., April 5, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Hands On Festival in celebration of the Week of the Young Child at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Children 2 to 8 years old can explore hands-on activities in art, music, science and drama. Child care offered while parents attend 30-minute workshops. Free. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 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 April 8, 9 to noon: "Geology in Your Own Backyard," a guided journey through the museum grounds.

Imagination Avenue, offering free art activities in downtown Manitou Springs as part of the Imagination Celebration. Sun., April 9. Call 685-5089 for more.

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

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

Peter Rowan's Texas Trio at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $17.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., April 15, 9 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.

Vishwamohan Bhatt presenting a classical Indian concert at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $20, 303/786-7030. Tues., April 25, 8 p.m.

Great Big Sea with Siucra at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Sun., May 7, 7:30 p.m.

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

art galleries & museums

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Classical

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. Brian Regan, named Best Male Stand Up at the American Comedy Awards: March 31-April 1. Larry the Cable Guy: April 5-9. Sheryl Underwood: April 13-15.

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.

Dance West Divas Showcase 2000 featuring jazz dance at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $10.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.

film

The Wildlife Film Festival at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $21, 303/786-7030. Sun., April 9, 6 p.m.

Sixth annual Taos Talking Picture Festival presenting a strong Latino program featuring 30 feature films, 30 documentaries and more. Individual tickets: $5-$8. Passes: $175-$500. Call 505/751-1605 for more. April 13-16.

Steal This Movie, the premiere of the feature film about Abbie Hoffman with guest speakers at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $10.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., April 26, 7 p.m.

Alaska at the IMAX Theater at Denver's Museum of Natural History, 303/322-7009. $4-$6. Through May 25.

literary events

Thomas McGuane to receive the eighth annual Evil Companions Literary Award at a gala reception at Oxford Hotel, downtown Denver. $20-$35. Proceeds benefit Colorado Review. Thurs., April 6, 6 p.m.

opera

SOLD OUT. Porgy and Bess by Opera Colorado in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $17-$73, 800/841-1222. Sat., April 9, 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 2, 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 7, 2 p.m. Wed., May 10.

Fidelio by Opera Colorado in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $17-$73, 800/841-1222. Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 9, 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 14, 2 p.m.

Recreation (####out of town)

NONE

rock, pop & blues

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 19, 8 p.m.

Joe Satriani at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Wed., April 1, 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.

NSYNC at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $39.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Tues., June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Eric Carmen from the Rasberries, Jack Bruce from Cream, Simon Kirk from Bad Company, Dave Edmunds from Rockpile, Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's Band, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. June 28, 7:30 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 with Ben Harper 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.

special events

Summer Activities Festival and Job Fair at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Free. 687-5218. Fri., April 7, 6 p.m.

World T'ai Chi Day Celebration, Southern Colorado's first, at Pueblo Community College's Amphitheater & courtyard at 900 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colorado. Features speakers, demos, mini workshops, vendors and experiential classes. Call Gaia Institute at 719/545.8440 for more. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Microbreweries for the Environment with Leftover Salmon and ThaMuseMeant at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $1 draughts. $16.75, 303/786-7030. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m.

The "Oldie"-Wed Game and dinner-dance by the Teller County Homebuilders Association at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $25, individuals. $45, couples. Call 687-1157. Fri., April 14, 6 p.m.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture Series in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features Julie Andrews on April 5 and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto on May 8. $122 for series package. Call 303/893-4100 for more.

Dralion, the new production by Cirque du Soleil, in the Pepsi Center parking lot, Denver. $30.50-$55, 800/678-5440. Begins June 6.

Sports

NONE

theater

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a Tom Stoppard play, by the Pueblo Community College Theatre program. Based on two characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet but viewed from inside out, as if the audience is watching Hamlet from backstage. $2-$5, 719/549-3387. Fri.-Sat., March 31 through April 8, 8 p.m.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, an absurdist comedy by Steve Martin and winner of the Denver Drama Critics Circle for Best Ensmble Performance, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $17-$20. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Extended through April 30.

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

Mark Twain Tonight! Starring Hal Holbrook in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $25-$40. Tues., April 4, 8 p.m.

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.

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. 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.

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. Through May 6.

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.

Youth events

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.

For a complete listing of theater and rock, pop & blues out of town, visit www.csindy.com.

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