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Art Shows and Galleries

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. Featuring Everyday Epiphanies, a show of the colored pencil drawings by John Venezia, opening April 28.

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, running through May 27.

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. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, through June 18. 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.

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

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring 19th annual Juried Miniature Art Show, through May 21. Opening reception: Sun., April 30, 1-5 p.m.

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, through May 19.

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 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and when attending an event.

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.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Glenda Kleinsasser and Kristen Flournay through May 29.

Salon 7 Art Gallery and Hair Studio, 622 S. Tejon, 632-7774. Featuring Women's Work, a modern art showing by Charlotte Reid, Malia Tata and Rachael Weiss.

The Tao Caf, 801-A N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Mark Fraijo's Post Traumatic Drawing Disorder Art, through April 30.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring the Air Academy Federal Credit Union District #38 Art Scholarship Contest, through April 27.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Athlete, an exhibit of photographs by Anderson and Low, through June 30.

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; featuring Got Art?, featuring the photography of Elaine Bean, the paper and oil work of Tom Leech, and the fabric of Jeanne Schenk Steiner, May 2 through June 30; opening reception on Sat., May 6, 4-5:30 p.m.


Bulletin Board

arts events and classes

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Cleo Parker Robinson, choreographer who's making her directorial debut of Opera Colorado's Porgy and Bess, and a review of In My Mother's Garden at the Bridge Galler and Seeding Limited at the Business of Art Center. Sat., April 22, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., April 25, 10:30 p.m.

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.

2000 Women's Art Festival, a two-day series of events devoted to exploring women's issues through the creative arts. Fri., April 28: a night of performances by Colorado College women at 7:30 p.m. in Packard Hall. Sat., April 29: silent art auction in the Worner Center, noon to 5 p.m. Free. 389-6607.

Art classes at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Featuring "Intro to Ikebana," a one-day workshop on this ancient practice of Japanese flower arranging, on Sat., April 29; a presentation on garden railways by the founders and editors of Garden Railroads Magazine on Sat., April 29, 1-3 p.m. Call for fee information.

Fiber Arts Festival and Sale presented by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, 635-6173, at the Ramada Inn, Fillmore and I-25. Sat., April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rare West African dance class offered by Abdoulaye Camara, former member of the National Ballet of Guinea, at the Manitou Springs City Hall. $12; call 685-4719 for reservations. Mon., May 1, 6 p.m.

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

none

Forums & discussions

Job Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Forum offered by 9to5, the National Association of Working Women at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Free and confidential. Call 800/522-0925 for a reservation. Thurs., April 27, 6-8 p.m.

Connecting Youth and Community Workshop, a "hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves workshop" offering eight simultaneous roundtable discussions focusing on "developmental assets," such as family and neighborhood support, and commitment to learning. Sponsored by the Assets of Youth Committee at the Manitou Springs Town Hall. Free. Lunch provided. Call 684-9725 to register. Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

health & healing

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

Adults With Aging Parents meeting on the fourth Monday of the month at Penrose Hospital, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. For more, call 266-8773. Next meeting: April 24.

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.

Arthritis Foundation offering a doc-on-call for those with questions on Tues., April 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 800/475-6447.

Organic: Positive Choice for Earth and You at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Wed., April 26, 6:30 p.m.

HealthLink Wellness Classes at 5360 N. Academy. "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.

Scleroderma support group meeting Sat., April 29, 1 p.m. Call Helene 531-9397 for more.

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.

senior programs & activities

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., presenting "Viva! Cinco de Mayo" on Fri., May 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; presenting "Honoring the Ages," an awards celebration for individuals and organization for their work on behalf of older adults in the area, on Thurs., May 11, 2-4:30 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

Christmas in April, a nationwide nonprofit organization that addresses home health, safety and maintenance issues faced by low-income homeowners, making repairs on homes all around Colorado Springs on Sat., April 29. No experience necessary. Call 641-7736 for more.

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.


Film & Video

Black Orpheus, a retelling of the classic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice, 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 21, 6:30 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.

Pikes Peak Area Screenwriters presenting writer and author Robert Vaughn on April 30, 1:30 p.m., at the Wydham Hotel, and Andrew Mudge at the UCCS Library, Room #111, on Fri., May 5, 6:30 p.m.

The Brothers Karamazov as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., April 25, 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

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

Be a Master Food Preserver, a four-week course on food safety, canning, freezing, drying, pickling and making jams and jellies offered by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. One-hour orientation on April 20, with the class beginning on April 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35 and 35 hours of volunteer time helping others preserve food. Call 636-8920.

Basics of Zeriscape at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 2855 Mesa Road. $5 advance registration required. Call 448-4555. Sat., April 22, 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m.

The Antartic Ozone Hole, by 1995 Nobel Prize winner Mario J. Molina, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Tues., April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Piety, Pride and Power: The Portrait in Renaissance Florence in the WES room on the lower level of Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Tues., April 25, 7:30 p.m.

The History of Monument, Colorado as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m.

Strategies for Success presented by the Colorado Springs Women's Consortium at the Best Western Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. $12-$15; register by April 28 by calling 527-5082. Thurs., May 4, 7-9 a.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 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: at the Fine Arts Center. Sat., April 22, 2-4 p.m.: "To Coin a Phrase" at the American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave. On Mon., April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.: at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. On Tues., April 25, 7-9 p.m.: in Colorado College's Max Kade Theater. On Thurs., April 27: "Time and Money" at the Cheyenne Mountain Bank, 1580 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and at the East Library, 7-8:30 p.m. More to come...

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.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever by Judge Judy Sheindlin. Tues., April 25, 7-9 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.

Pikes Peak Writers Conference featuring authors, editors and agents at the Wyndham Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $240-$315. Visit www.ppwc.net for more. Fri.-Sun., April 28-30.

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

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.

High Plains Tradition 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 28, 7:30 p.m.

Terry Everett Quiett, a contemporary acoustic performer, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m.

Guitarist Stephen Bennett performing at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $8-$12; call 590-8395 for more. Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $22.50. Wed., May 10, 8 p.m.

classical

Duo pianists Victoria Markowski and Frank Cedrone at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., April 29, 3 p.m.

Colorado College Touring Choir Reunion in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Sat., April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms and Hanson 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., April 28-29, 8 p.m. Sun., April 30, 2:30 p.m.

Music Influenced by Literature by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic at the Coronado High School Auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore, 442-6853. Recommended for all ages. $3-$5. $10, family. Sun., April 30, 3 p.m.

Abendmusik and Cantate, chamber choirs from Colorado Springs and Parker, as part of the ongoing concert series to share its pipe organ with the community, at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-3649. Free will offering. Sun., April 30, 3 p.m.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra and the Bowed Piano Ensemble performing as part of the Student Ensemble in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Tues., May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Music Extravaganza, featuring the DaVinci Quartet, Susan Grace on piano, Paul Nagem on flute, soprano Martile Rowland and violinist Frank Almond, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

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

CD release party for Lance Lisenby's Riding the Moon at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m.

Shout Now! A Gospel Extravaganza as part of Colorado College's Black History Celebration performing a free concert in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Sun., April 30, 4-6 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Dissonance with Association Outward and Foot at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. All-ages show. Fri., April 21, 8 p.m.

The Color Insane with Filth Industry and Looks Like Me at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA. Sat., April 22, 8 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.

Positively Negative with Sinister Creed at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $1-$5, all-ages show. Thurs., April 27, 8 p.m.

Blues Doctors Band, composed of Palmer High faculty, performing a benefit concert for the Children's Literacy Center in the Palmer High School Auditorium. $2-$3, or at least one children's book. Donations can also be sent to Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada, 80903, c/o the Blues Doctors Concert Fund. Call 576-2137 for more. Fri.-Sat., April 28-29, 7:30 p.m.

Over at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 520-0980. $5. 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.

Sara Hickman at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., May 5, 9 p.m.

Rikki Dee Hall and the Voodoo Hawks CD Release Party at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5. Sat., May 6, 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. Sat., May 13, 8 p.m.

The Train Wreckers, an all-women R&B band, at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., May 13, 9 p.m.

Vince Converse with Rikki Dee Hall and the Voodoo Hawks and The Jesse Cotton Stone Band at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8-$10, 685-3300. Thurs., May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Junior Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., May 18, 8 p.m.

Superdiamond at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

Staind with Filth Industry at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., May 23, 8 p.m.


Performances

Comedy

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

Dance

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.

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

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.

African drumming performance by over 40 students of Stuart Dinwoodie at McAllister's Tavern, 15 E. Vermijo. Sat., April 29, 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

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. Through April 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. Thurs., April 20, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., April 21-29, 8 p.m. Fridays, April 21 and 28, noon.

The Thorn by New Life Outreach at the New Life Church, 11025 Highway 83. For ticket information, call 268-8282. Fri.-Sat., April 21-22, 7 p.m.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by the Rampart High School performing arts department. Fri.-Sat., April 28 through May 6, 7 p.m. Matinee at 3 p.m. on Sun., April 30.

Time to Live, an original musical, by the Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $12, 687-5284. Fri.-Sat., May 12-27, 8 p.m.; May 7-28, 2 p.m.

The Sound of Music by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $18. Fri.-Sat., May 5-20, 8 p.m. Sundays, May 7-21, 2 p.m.


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., April 28, 5 p.m.

Hiking and Exploring the Safe Way, a lecture by owner of Outdoor Safe, offered by Cave of the Winds, 685-5444 Ext. 24. $6; reservations required. Sat., April 29, 2:30 p.m.

Sand Creek Series 2000, a mountain bicycle racing series featuring the Black Forest Race on May 14 and the Catamount Classic on June 11. For entry information, call 591-4671.

youth recreation

none


Spectator Sports

Colorado Springs Ascent Soccer at Sandcreek Stadium, at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard. $3-$5, league games. $5-$7, special exhibition or cup games. Against Kansas City Brass on Sat., April 22, 7:30 p.m. Against Boulder Nova on Wed., April 26, 8 p.m. Against Colorado Comets on Wed., May 3, 7 p.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Oklahoma Redhawks: Fri., April 21. Against Fresno Grizzlies: Thurs.-Fri., April 28-29, 7:05 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., April 29-30, 1:35 p.m. Against Sacremento River Cats: Tues., May 2, 7;05 p.m.; Wed., May 3, 11:35 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., May 4-5, 7:05 p.m.

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

Champions on Ice featuring Michelle Kwan, Oksana Baiul, Todd Eldredge, Elvis Stojko and many more at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $36-$56, 576-2626. Wed., May 10, 7:30 p.m.


Special Events

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.

81st annual Easter Sunrise Service at Rock Ledge Ranch at Garden of the Gods Park. No general parking provided, but there will be a free shuttle service every 15 minutes from 4:30-6:15 a.m. leaving from Hewlett Packard at 1900 Garden of the Gods, Coronado High School at 1590 W. Fillmore Ave., and Uintah Garden Shopping Center at Uintah and 19th streets. Call 599-8652 for more. Prelude at 6 a.m. Service at 6:30 a.m. Sun., April 23.

Thomas Takashi Tanemori, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, giving the keynote speaker for Colorado College's Asian American Awareness Week in the Gates Common Room on the third floor of Palmer Hall. Free. Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m.

Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District Annual Dinner featuring best-selling author Elizabeth Berg at the Wyndham Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Drive. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1460. Thurs., April 27, 6 p.m.

Pine Forest Antique Show & Sale at Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. Proceeds benefit Community Services. $4. Free for those under 13. Sat., April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rummage sale to benefit the All Souls Unitarian Church at 730 N. Tejon St. Fri., April 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Black and White Ball 2000, an "imperial evening on Broadway" sponsored by the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire at the Colorado Branding Iron. $10-$15; call Michael at 685-5284. Proceeds benefit Silver Key. Sat., April 29, 6 p.m.

Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Job Fair for those over 15 years old at Sertich Ice Center, Memorial Park. Parks and Rec professionals will be in attendence to interview participants for a variety of seasonal positions. Sat., April 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Annual April Cat Show sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Cat Fanciers at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $2-$4. Sat.-Sun., April 29-30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Second annual Noteworthy Auction to benefit the Colorado Springs Symphony at Ross Auction House, 109 S. Sierra Madre. Reception, 6-7 p.m.; $15. Free auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 2. Call 471-0825 for more.

Rosa Guerrero, an artist and educator from El Paso, Texas, whose presentation incorporates dance, music, poetry and lecture to entertain and motivate you to restore harmony between all cultures in Library 110 at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Wed., May 3, 2 p.m.

Fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration offering food, entertainment, and speaker Rosa Guerrero in the Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. $3-$10. Wed., May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Social and Silent Auction of May Day Baskets donated by area merchants to benefit the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Antique Mall -- McIntosh-Weller Antiques, 118 W. Colorado Ave. $5, 632-3603. Wed., May 3, 7-9 p.m.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., noted environmental attorney, presenting "Our Environmental Destiny" at the Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo's annual Member and Community Appreciation Dinner at USC's Occiato Center. Reservation deadline: Sat., April 22. $40-$50, 719/549-2364. Fri., May 5.

EARTH DAY EVENTS 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.

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.

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.

Sustainable Building Coalition meeting at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, on the last Thursday of every month. Call 633-6920 or 630-8848 for more. Next meeting: Thurs., April 27, 6-8 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.


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 20, 4:30 p.m.: Penrose Library, 531-6333 Ext. 2403. On Mon., April 24, 7 p.m.: Old Colorado City Branch, 634-1698. On Tues. April 25, 4:30 p.m.: Rockrimmon Branch, 593-8000. Thurs., April 27, 4:30 p.m.: Sand Creek Branch, 597-7070. More to come.

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. Sat., April 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Children and the Big Questions, a class for parents, people who work with children, or anyone who wishes to better articulate theological ideas or beliefs at High Plains Church, 1714 Brookwood Dr. Call 260-1080 for reservations. Tuesdays, April 25 through May 23, 7-9 p.m.

Mysterious Musical Machine, a new program designed by 6- to 12-year-olds by the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble as part of the Imagination Celebration in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Uses music, costume, theater and audience participation to introduce its audience to 1300 years of choral music. $5; call 633-9373 for reservations. Sat., April 29, 2 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.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Acoustic Concert and Jam featuring Jody Adams & The String Dudes at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Fri., April 21, 7:30 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.

Telluride on the Rocks featuring Jackson Brown, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby and Susan Tedeschi, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $37.50-$47.50, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 5:30 p.m.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2000 featuring Jackson Browne, Michelle Shocked, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Leftover Salmon, Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Bruce Hornsby and many more, in Lyons, CO. $155, for a four-day pass. Visit www.bluegrass.com for full line-up. June 15-18.

art galleries & museums

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Classical music

The Veronika String Quartet performing at USC's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $5-$12, at the door. Call 549-2404 for more. Tues., April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Pueblo Symphony ending its concert season with "Bella Notte," a performance by Metropolitan Opera soprano Elizabeth Carter, at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Hall. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m.

comedy

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Greg Fitzsimmons: April 20-22. Robert Schimmel: April 27-29.

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

Hot Fudge Friday 3, a performance of music and dance featuring the Sangre de Cristo Art Center's resident dance company, the Sangre de Cristo Dancerz, a company composed of people with and without disabilities, in the Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. Audience invited to share ice cream after the show. $3, 719/543-0130. Fri., April 28, 7:30 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

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literary events

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opera

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.

The Threepenny Opera, a bawdy comedy by Kurt Weill, at the Miller Center, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver. $10-$20, 303/320-3780. Sat., June 3, 8 p.m. Fri., June 9, 8 p.m. Sun., June 11, 2:30 p.m. Sat., June 17, 8 p.m.

Patience and Sarah by Paula Kimper, at the Miller Center, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver. $10-$20, 303/320-3780. Fri., June 2, 8 p.m. Sun., June 4, 2:30 p.m. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m. Fri., June 16, 8 p.m. Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. Sat., June 24, 8 p.m.

Recreation

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rock, pop & blues

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.

Dilated Peoples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., May 2, 9 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.

The Mad Professor at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., May 9 , 9 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.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Pat McGee and The Hazel Miller Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $32, 520-9090. Fri., May 19, 7 p.m.

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

David Gray at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., May 20, 9 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.

Ray Charles at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $42-$54, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 8 p.m.

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

Steely Dan at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 21, 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.

special events

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Sports

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theater

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. Through May 7.

Give 'Em A Bit of Mystery: Shakespeare and the Old Tradition, conceived, written and performed by Tony Church, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. April 26 through June 10.

The Miser, by Jean Baptiste Molire, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. May 4 through June 10.

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.

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