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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.

Bedford Gallery, Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road. Featuring the black and white photographs of the Southwest by Chris Pulos, through April 24. Call 390-7035 for directions.

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 In My Mother's Garden ..., an exhibit of the work of Ivy Carter, Janie McGee, Harriet Chinn and DeAfro T. Closing reception: Sun., April 23, 1-3 p.m.; call for more.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Seeding Limited: A Garden Art Show, opening Sat., April 15, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. 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.

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

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, juried by Sushe Felix and Scottish artist Sarah McKenzie Smith, opening April 14 through May 19. Opening reception: Fri., April 14, 5-7 p.m.

Los Robles Nursery and Lo-Ro Caf, 922 W. Costilla Ave., 636-3258. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the digital photos of Jim Doenges. Reception with music by Phil Volan and Sokol on Fri., April 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; $2.

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 Professor Griffiths Takes Another Break, the watercolors of Carolyn Intemann and Christopher Griffiths, through May 31. Opening reception: Thurs., April 13, 5-7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring its Annual Student Art Show, through May 3. Opening reception: Fri., April 14, 5-8 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Richard's Feast, an exhibit of dinnerware designed to serve particular types of food, through April 15. Featuring the Air Academy Federal Credit Union District #38 Art Scholarship Contest April 17-27; reception: Mon., April 17, 7-9 p.m.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Orientation to Cohousing, for those interested in living one mile from downtown with individuals who believe in community, at the Boy Scouts of America building, 525 E. Uintah St. Sun., April 16, 6 p.m.

Plant a Row for the Hungry program kicking off on April 17. For more information and pledge cards, contact Good Earth Garden Center, 473-3399; Los Robles Nursery, 636-3258; or Care and Share, 528-6767.

Free Yard Waste Collection at Rocky Top Resources, 2150 Reliable Circle. Organic yard waste no larger that 8 feet long or 8 inches wide only; no household trash, railroad ties, lumber or tree stumps. Sponsored by El Paso County Waste Management. 575-8450. Every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, as part of Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000, at the Penrose and Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. For information on volunteering, call 575-8450. Sat., April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

arts events and classes

One Night, Three Dances, an evening of swing, salsa and tango for all dancers and non-dancers who'd like to strut their stuff. Dress in whatever your dance style/period/image means to you. Fedoras, feather boas, sequins, little black dresses and "creative black ties" encouraged. At 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Cash bar and light refreshments. $9 at the door. Fri., April 14, 8-11:30 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Sean Hennessy, award-winning trumpeter and junior at Cheyenne Mountain High School and a review of The Mystery Plays by Theatreworks. Sat., April 15, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., April 18, 10:30 p.m.

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 15, 8 p.m.

The Ute Legacy: Forces of Change by historian Dr. Richard Ellis as a preview to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Ute Indian exhibition in the Music Room of the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. Mon., April 17, 10 a.m.

Art classes at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Featuring "Beginners Throwing," a 7-week class beginning April 20. "Intro to Ikebana," a one-day workshop on this ancient practice of Japanese flower arranging, on Sat., April 29. Call for fee information.

Black and Women, a gathering of black women to share issues, joys and pains through readings and poetry, at the Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. On the closing day of the exhibit In My Mother's Garden..., Sun., April 23, 1-3 p.m. Call 630-1514 for more.

arts notices

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.

Call for entries by the Pikes Peak Jazz Festival poster contest. Designs must be 11" x 17", black and white only; must include an image of a saxophone and the PPJF logo. For more information, call 686-1340. Deadline: May 1.

clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition meeting holding a meeting on the second Thursday of every month at the VFW Post 4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Call 630-7070 for more information. Next meeting: Thurs., April 13, 7 p.m.

Network Exchange For Women offering a buffet luncheon and presentation on "networking effectively" at the Hungry Farmer, at Garden of the Gods Road and I-25. $8.50-$14.50; call 522-9106 for reservations before April 17. Tues., April 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Forums & discussions

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health & healing

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure disorder support group meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Call 636-0009 for more. Next meeting: April 19.

Detox Your Body, Part 1 at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Thurs., April 20, 6:30 p.m.

The Social Security Disability Program and You, a lecture with attorneys Douglas Joffe and Theodore Peak, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, in the Pyramid Room at Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. Free. Reservations required; call 520-5711. Tues., April 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

Growing 101: Herbs that Heal, discussed by author and medical herbalist Tammi Hartung, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sun., April 30, 1 p.m.

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.

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senior programs & activities

Golden Circle Nutrition Program offers a hot lunch daily to seniors 60 and older at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manitou Springs. $2. Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Fair presented by the Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region at the Chapel Hills Mall. Fri., April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children's Literacy Center seeking volunteers 16 and older (13 and older with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring to first, second and third grade students in reading. Orientation and a 2-hour training takes place at the end of May. The three-week tutoring sessions begin June 13 and July 11. Call 471-8672.

Colorado Springs Park and Rec seeking summer teen volunteers for more than a dozen opportunities. Applications available at 1401 Recreation Way or call 385-6520. Positions filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline: May 5.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking young adult volunteers to help with a variety of projects such as the summer reading club, book cleaning and mending, searching for books, light yard work and other maintenance tasks. Apply by April 21 for the greatest selection of volunteer opportunities. Volunteer Application Forms are available at all Pikes Peak Library District libraries. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1251 for more.


Film & Video

I Will Fight No More Forever, a docu-drama about about the Nez Perce and their 1700-mile fighting retreat, at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. 635-3549. Potluck munchies at 6:30 p.m. followed by the film and discussion. Fri., April 14, 6:30 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.

Get Real at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., April 22, 6:30 p.m.


Lectures & learning

Patagonia: Climbing Through the Tempest by Jim Donini, one of America's greatest alpine climbers, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free, but a raffle will be held to benefit the Access Fund. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m.

Rescuing Heirloom Garden Plants, by the Broadmoor Garden Club, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Fri., April 14, 10 a.m.

Fly Fishing Basics at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Fri., April 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Busy Beavers, a night walk in the park to catch a glimpse of America's largest rodent in action, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Fri., April 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Ancient Technique of "ikat," (pronounced e-cot), which is how fiber artists add color to weaving, explained at Pikes Peak Weavers Guild's monthly meeting the Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. La Salle. Fri., April 14, 9 a.m.

Wisdom Tea, a monthly tea for people who like to learn something new every day, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. This month: on gardening in Colorado. Fri., April 14, 10 a.m.

Genealogy Seminar sponsored by the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free, but reservations required; call 495-4520. Sat., April 15, 10 a.m.

Where Does Energy Come From and Why Should I Care? with Mr. Wacky Science at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, 578-7088. An interactive program for adults and children. Sat., April 15, 10-11:30 a.m.

Delicious Summer Soups You Can Make at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Mon., April 17, 6:30 p.m.

How Taoism influenced China, discussed by scholar Kenneth Cohen in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Tues., April 18, 4 p.m.

Neo-Classicism in England, a lecture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581 Ext. 318. Tues., April 18, 7 p.m.

The Investigation of the Rangeview Site Near Pueblo sponsored by the Colorado Archaelogical Society at the Falcon Substation of the CSPD, 7850 Goddard St., 633-2591. Tues., April 18, 7 p.m.

Understanding Dreams at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Wed., April 19, 6:30 p.m.

Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce presenting "Library Resources for Business" in the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. $15-$17, 442-2007. Wed., April 19, 7:30 a.m.

Deja Views Gallery Talk at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Learn about building and living in earth-friendly homes, in conjunction with the recycled art exhibit, Deja Views. Wed., April 19, noon.

Peace Corps Alumni presenting a program on Liberia and its special relationship to the United States at Colorado College's Slocum Commons. For more, call 535-8075. Wed., April 19, 7 p.m.

Wilderness Medicine on backcountry first-aid techniques at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., April 20, 8 p.m.


Literary Events

The Poet Said What?, a reading series featuring over 50 poets in honor of National Poetry Month in April. On Thurs., April 13, 8-10 p.m.: "Onion Soup for the Soul" at the La Baguette, 2417 W. Colorado Ave. On Sat., April 15, 5-8 p.m.: "Avant-Garden" at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. On Sun., April 16, 3-5 p.m.: at the Starr Kempf Sculpture Garden and Gallery, 2057 Pine Grove Ave. More to come...

Dan Baum, author of Smoke and Mirrors, on the Drug War, and now Citizen Coors: An American Dynasty, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Fri., April 14, 5 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.

Poetry Night at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Fri., April 14, 7 p.m.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club discussing Dune by Frank Herbert at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., April 15, 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.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry celebrates three years of fine verse and fisticuffs with an open mike reading and poetry slam at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Readers and listeners are welcome. Visit http://home.earthlink.net/~bknuckles for more information. Tues., April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Fiction Book Group discussing Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. New members always welcome. Mon., April 24, 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.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Instrumental guitarist and composer Domonic Gaudious playing guitar and Australian Didjeridoo 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

Phil Volan, Joe Uveges and Sokol at the Los Robles Nursery, 922 W. Costilla Ave., 636-3258. At a reception featuring the work of Jim Doenges. $2. Reception begins at 5 p.m., music at 6 p.m. Fri., April 14.

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.

Ileana Garcia performing acoustic folk at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Sun., April 16, 2 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.

Brazilian Barb, a three-piece samba dance band, at the Los Robles Nursery, 922 W. Costilla Ave., 636-3258. In honor of Earth Day. Sat., April 22, 2-5 p.m.

Yankee Grey at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Wed., April 26, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Colorado College Choir Concert, with Deborah Jenkins conducting, as part of the Student Ensemble Concerts at Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Fri., April 14, 7:30 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.

Singers Master Chorale, Denver's 32-member vocal ensemble, celebrating the music of Johann Sabastian Bach at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, 7400 Tudor Road. $8-$10. Sun., April 16, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Sun., April 16, 3 p.m.

jazz & swing

Jazz legend James Moody at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Tickets available at KCME; call 578-5263, or at the door. $12-$18. Wed., April 19, 7 p.m.

Colorado College Jazz Ensemble Concert, Richard Inouye directing, as part of the Student Ensemble in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Thurs., April 27, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

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.

David Roth and Cosy Sheridan, "together again for the first time," performing at the Pikes Peak Church of Religious Science, 3685 Jeannine Drive. Sun., April 16, 6:30 p.m.

Praise and Worship Concert by the U.S. Air Force Academy Praise Team at the Harvest Free Will Baptist Church, at Woodmen and Black Forest Roads. Call 598-4679 for directions. Sun., April 16, 10:45 a.m.

reggae

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rock, pop & blues

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.

Ansom Funderburgh at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., April 15, 8 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.

Podunk with Looks Like Me and Soul Lament at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5, all-ages show. Wed., April 26, 8 p.m.

CANCELLED Jamaican Eclipse at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583. Sat., April 29, 9 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.

Cabaret Diosa at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $6, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.


Performances

Comedy

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

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.

In Mixed Company, offering original jazz, tap, ballet and modern pieces by the Springs City Ballet at Doherty High School Auditorium, 4515 Barnes Road. $5-$8, at the door. Fri., April 28, 7 p.m.

Miscellaneous

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

Brundibar, conducted by Professor Ofer Ben-Amots, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m.

Theater

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.

Rent at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30.50-$53, 520-SHOW. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m. Sat., April 15, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sun., April 16, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Top Dogs, Urs Widmer's 1997 satire about the activities of large corporations, presented by the Colorado College German Department in Max Kade Theater in Armstrong Hall. Free, but reservations required; call 389-6153. Thurs.-Sat., April 13-15, 8 p.m.

Arsenic and Old Lace, performed by the Lewis-Palmer Theater Arts company at Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. $3-$5, 488-4720. Thurs.-Sat., April 13-15, 7 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.

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling book, by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers at the PPCC Mainstage Theatre on the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. $10, 540-7418. Fri.-Sat., April 14-29, 8 p.m. Fridays, April 21 and 28, noon. Sun., April 16, 2 p.m. Thurs., April 20, 7 p.m.

Cinderella, the musical comedy performed by the Mitchell High School Fine Arts Department at Mitchell High, 1205 Potter Drive. $4.50-$6.50. 328-6684. Fri.-Sat., April 14-15, 7:30 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. $15; call 444-0884. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m. Sat., April 15, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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


Recreation

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Learn to Skate, a Colorado College program offering basic lessons for all ages, in Honnen Ice Rink. Free; no tickets required. Sat., April 15, 11 a.m.

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 5K and 10K volksmarch starting at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Start between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Call 591-8193 for more. Sat., April 15.

Moonlight Hike in Waldo Canyon with the Friends on Foot Hiking Group. Meet at the Waldo trailhead on Highway 24. Sat., April 15, 6:30 p.m.

Full Moon Hike on the Santa Fe Trail. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Tues., April 18, 7:30-9 p.m.

Celestial Beauty in Williams Canyon, a full-moon hike with a naturalist, offered by Cave of the Winds, 685-5444 Ext. 24. $6, or free with admission of Discovery Tour. Tues., April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Spring Bird Walk in Sondermann Park sponsored by the Friends of the Beidleman Environmental Center. All experience levels welcome. On the first and third Wednesday of each month, starting at 7 a.m. No reservations required. Call 632-4348 for more. Next walk: April 19.

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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.

Team USA vs. Korea sponsored by USA Volleyball at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., www.usavolleyball.org. Call 228-6800 for more. Mon., April 17.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Raod, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Oklahoma Redhawks: Tues.-Fri., April 18-21.


Special Events

Community Nonprofit Fair, a chance to let residents learn about local organizations and become active in the community, at the Black Forest Community Hall, 495-0083. Thurs., April 13, 7:30-9 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.

An Evening of Culture and Art in the San Luis Valley, to benefit the San Luis Valley Christian Community Services, featuring a silent auction, folk dance performance, and mariachi ban concert, at Gaylord Hall in CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Presented by Colorado College's Center for Community Service. $12.50-$15. Fri., April 14, 7 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.

22nd annual Metaphysical Celebration in the Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $4, admission. $15, Psychic readings and workshops. Call 634-1810 for more. Fri., April 14, 1-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., April 15-16, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Swap Meet and modular model railroad operation by the Pikes Peak Division National Model Railroad Association at Tri-Lakes Art, Palmer Lake. $2. Sat., April 15, 9 to noon.

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.

Soaring into the Future Education Fair at Sand Creek High School, 7005 N. Carefree. Free. Mon. April 17, 6-8:30 p.m.

Goodwill Annual Dinner feauring Dana LaMon, motivational speaker and named "world chapion" of public speaking by Toastmasters. $36. Call 635-4483 Ext. 200 for more. Tues., April 18.

Assistance League Silver Bell Luncheon at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Cir. For tickets call 540-6560 or 579-6764. Wed., April 19.

Temple Shalom Community Seder featuring an interactive seder and a traditional catered Kosher dinner at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument. Call 533-0905 for ticket information. Thurs., April 20, 6:30 p.m.

Way of the Cross/Way of Justice, a prayerful walk through downtown and 11 "stations of the cross" which commemorate "the sufferings of Jesus here and now in the sufferings of our sisters and brothers." Begins at noon in Acacia Park. Fri., April 21. Call 632-6189 for more.

Ebony Fashion Fair at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $21, 520-SHOW. Sat., April 22, 8 p.m.

EARTH DAY EVENTS #### subhead

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

Where Does Energy Come From? at the Beidleman Environmental Center on Sat., April 15. See Lectures and Learning.

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 featuring the Mountain Road Ceili Band at 10:30 a.m., Egamufin at noon, Zydeco Jukes at 2 p.m., and the Jimi Farai Reggae Band at 3:30 p.m.; keynote address at 11:30 a.m., Natural Law Party speaking at 1:30 p.m., Sierra Club speaking at 3 p.m. Sat., April 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Earth Day 2000 with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. "Rescuing Heirloom Garden Plants" on April 14; see Lectures and Learning section. Family Day on April 15; see Youth and Family section. Deja Views gallery talk; see Lectures and Learning section. Silent Auction event on April 22; see below.

Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception presented by the Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000 Committee at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre for Children at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. $10. Call 633-4343 for reservations. Sat., April 22, 6 p.m.

Earth Day Benefit Concert featuring Michael Tomlinson, celebrated acoustic guitarist and singer at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, on sale at the Music Hall, Independent Records, KRCC, and other locations, as well as www.ticketwebcom. Sat., April 29, 7 p.m.

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING ON EARTH DAY EVENTS, SEE OUR EARTH DAY INSERT IN THIS WEEK'S PAPER. ####CARRIE, can we put this in reverse?


Youth and Family Events

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 Thurs., April 13, 4:30 p.m.: Fountain Branch, 382-5347. On Tues., April 18, 4:30 p.m.: 4:30 p.m.: East Library, 531-6333 Ext. 1403. Thurs., April 20, 4:30 p.m.: Penrose Library, 531-6333 Ext. 2403. More to come.

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.

Increase the Peace, for teens and friends and family of teens, at the Acacia Park. Offering music, food and booths. Call 481-0950 for more. Sat., April 15, noon to 4:30 p.m.

The Magic Library, by illusionist Drosselmeyer at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 1403. Sun., April 16, 2 p.m.

Nature Adventures, a program intended for children accompanied by an adult at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. This week: "Animal Eggs." Reservations required, 520-6745. Wed., April 19, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Youth Dance Workshop in Colorado College's Cossitt Hall. All levels welcome. Parents welcome to observe. Workshop No. 1 for children 6 to 11 on Sat., April 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Workshop No. 2 on Sun., May 7, 1-2:30 p.m. $4; call 389-6353 for reservations.

FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH, SEE OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES SECTION ON PAGE ###. CARRIE, can we do this one in reverse, too???


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

none

art galleries & museums

none

Classical & jazz music

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comedy

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Sheryl Underwood: April 13-15. Greg Fitzsimmons: April 19-22. Robert Schimmel: April 27-29.

Comedy Gay-La Vi, an evening with three of the nation's funniest gay and lesbian comics in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20, 520-9090. Sat., April 15, 8 p.m.

Sandra Bernhard at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Thurs., May 4, 8 p.m.

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

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

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.

literary events

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opera

none

Recreation

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rock, pop & blues

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

Stranglemania Live with the Insane Clown Posse moved to the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20, 520-9090. Fri., April 14, 6:30 p.m.

Punk Rock Fight Night at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $10-$12, 520-9090. Fri., April 14, 8:30 p.m.

Chupacabra at the Gothic Theater, Denver. Over-18 show. $7, 303/380-2333. Fri., April 14, 11:30 p.m.

Buckwheat Zydeco at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Tues., April 18, 8 p.m.

Shelby Lynne at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Wed., April 19, 8 p.m.

Joe Satriani at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Wed., April 19, 8 p.m.

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

Sucker at the Gothic Theater, Denver. All ages. $7, 520-9090. Fri., April 21, 9 p.m.

Beck at Magness Arena, Denver. $28, 520-9090. Mon., April 24, 8 p.m.

Patti Smith at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $29, 520-9090. Mon., April 24, 8 p.m.

Luis Miguel at Magness Arena, Denver. $35-$75, 520-9090. Tues., April 25, 7:30 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.

Cherry Poppin' Daddies at the Odgen Theatre, Denver. $15, 303/830-2525. Sat., April 29, 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.

Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50-$10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., May 5, 9 p.m.

Bush and Godsmack offering a second show in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $25.50-$28.50, 520-9090. Sat., May 6, 6 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Odgen Theatre, Denver. $15, 303/830-2525. Sat., May 6, 8 p.m.

The The at the Odgen Theatre, Denver. $20-$22, 303/830-2525. Tues., May 9, 8 p.m.

Orchestra Morphine at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., May 10, 9 p.m.

Johnny Winter at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.

Rollins Band at the Odgen Theatre, Denver. $15.50, 303/830-2525. Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.

Smashing Pumpkins in the Balch Fieldhouse, UC- Boulder. $29.50, 800/965-4827, or www.ticketweb.com. Tues., May 16, 7 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.

Reo Speedwagon and STYX with Eddie Money at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. $18-$31, 520-9090. Wed., May 17, 6:30 p.m.

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

Negativeland at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $16-$17, 303/322-2308. ###, May 20, 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.

The Cure at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Mon., June 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Melvins at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., June 8, 9 p.m.

Seraphim Shock at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $10-$12, 520-9090. Fri., June 9, 8 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 Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.

Roger Waters at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. $28-$53, 520-9090. Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident with Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Reggaestra in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $30-$35, 520-9090. Fri., June 30, 6 p.m.

Hugh Masekela at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 30, 9 p.m.

The Allman Brothers in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $37.50-$40.15, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 7 p.m.

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

Diana Ross and the Supremes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$125, 520-9090. Fri., July 21.

Sting in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $47.50-$92.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

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

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

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