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Art Shows and Galleries

Bedford Gallery, Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road. Featuring the traditional and wood-fired clay by Mark Dillon and silver and non-silver digital images by David Beightol, through May 13. Call 390-7035 for directions.

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 Everyday Epiphanies, a show of the colored pencil drawings by John Venezia, through May 14.

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 College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Thesis Exhibition 2000 by senior studio majors, through May 17.

Colorado Springs Art Guild featuring three exhibits. At the First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., jurored by Dani Tupper, with an opening reception on May 26, 4:30-6 p.m.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7777 Drennan Road. Featuring an exhibit by Mel Strawn, Bernice Strawn, Clarence Shivers, Robert Schmitz and Fred Darpino, through June 30.

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, through May 21. Mi Casa es su Casa, an installation by Carlos Frsquez, through June 11. Celebrating Differences from the Children's Legacy in Denver, May 27 through June 25.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Main Street Five-and-Dime: The Architectural Heritage of S. H. Kress and Company, an exhibit which examines the role of dime stores in American Culture, organized by the National Building Museum, through July 16.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring The Kids' Show, work by Manitou Springs Elementary School students, through May 16. Artists reception on Mother's Day: Sun., May 14, 2-4 p.m.

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

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.

Pankratz Studios and Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument, 481-3108. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Into Thin Air: A Celebration of Colorado Sculptors, its second annual invitational exhibition and benefit, whose proceeds will support the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, through July 1. Gala opening reception on Fri., May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

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, through June 17.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Pandora's Box Five, a collaboration between the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Palmer Elementary School fifth graders in which the PPWS members and the students were given identical objects to explore, and the corresponding artwork will be displayed, through May 28. HTI Straw Bale Student Design Competition entries exhibited through May 31; reception on Sat., May 20, 7-9 p.m.

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


Bulletin Board

announcements

Food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the largest single-day food drive, on May 13. Leave you non-perishables at your mailbox and they will be delivered to Care & Share.

Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce seeking local talent for its annual July 4 street fair in downtown Monument. Applications accepted through mid-May. Small budget available. Call 488-2904 for more.

New Teen Resource Center at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa. 444-5211. Open Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m.

Colorado Singles holding weekly dances at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy Blvd. 226-0018. $5. Dance lessons, 6 p.m. Sundays, 7-11 p.m.

arts events and classes

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Featuring "Reductive Woodcut" on Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Paper Clay" on Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Polymer Clay" on Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Plein Aire" on Sat.Sun., May 20-21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for fee information.

35th annual Palmer Lake Art Group's Fine Arts Show and Sale at the Pine Crest Assembly Hall, Palmer Lake. Free admission. Opening reception: Fri., May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hours: Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., May 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mon.-Mon., May 22-29, 1-5 p.m.

Annual Celebration of the Arts 2000, Manitou Springs Memorial Weekend Festival, featuring arts, crafts, food and music. In Memorial Park, next to Manitou Springs City Hall. Musical performers needed. Call 685-9655 for more. Sat.-Mon., May 27-29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

arts notices

Annual Celebration of the Arts 2000 to be held Sat.-Mon., May 27-29, in Memorial Park, next to Manitou Springs City Hall, seeking musical performers. Call 685-9655 for more.

Colorado Actors' Theater holding auditions for its 2000-2001 Mainstage Season at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater. Season includes The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Harvey by Mary Chase, Through the Leaves by Franz Xaver Kroetz, Bus Stop by William Inge, and American Buffalo by David Mamet.

Call for entries by the Colorado Springs Arts Guild for a show to be held beginning May 26 at the First United Bank, 170 E. Platte Ave. Entries accepted at that location, in the lower level, May 11-12, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 630-1611 for more.

Call for entries for Holding My Heart, a "survivors' show" co-sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and the El Paso County Mental Health Interdisciplinary Committee to be held in July. If you are a survivor of trauma or mental, sexual, or physical abuse, please submit your work by May 15. Call 495-6852 or 481-2098 for more.

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

Friends of the Peak, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and appreciating Pikes Peak, holding a training for everyone interested in leadership positions with the group. Indoors on Thurs., May 11, 6-8:30 p.m. and outdoors on Sat., May 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Business Women's Association meeting at the Ramada Inn at I-25 and Fillmore. Program: "Your Career: Six Steps to a Millennium Makeover." $10; call 591-2404 for reservations. Tues., May 16, 6 p.m.

Pikes Peak Advertising Federation presenting a program on FanCard, a card-based fan loyalty program, at a luncheon at the Antlers Adams Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. $19-$22; call 635-7368. Wed., May 17, 11:30 a.m.

National Guild of Hypnotists, Pikes Peak Chapter, hosting a seminar on the myths, truths, and values of hypnosis, at the Best Western Palmer House, I-25 and Fillmore. Call 527-4200. Wed., May 17, 7:30 p.m.

Forums & discussions

Sustainable Colorado Springs, a symposium sponsored by the UCCS Social Science Department, featuring panel members Daphne Greenwood, Steve Blanchard, Ann Oatman-Gardner and Greg Borom, in 5101 Breckenridge Dorm. Free and open to the public. Sat., May 13, 9:30-11:30 a.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.

Public Imput Session on Red Rock Canyon to be held at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Zydeco, a commercial real-estate development company headquartered in Santa Fe has signed a contract to purchase a 787-acre parcel of land in Red Rock Canyon and will host this session to hear citizens' concerns and comments. Wed., May 17, 7-9 p.m.

health & healing

Osteoporosis screenings offered by Memorial Hospital at local Wal-Marts. Discounted price of $5 courtesy of Wal-Mart. On Fri., May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: 3201 E. Platte and 6510 S. Highway 85 locations. On Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: 8250 Razor Back and 707 S. 8th Street locations. Call 444-CARE for more.

Multiple Sclerosis and the Mind, a half-day seminar on cognitive, employment and treatment issues, at the DoubleTree Hotel World Arena. $5 donation. Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shriners Hospital offering a free screening clinic to identify children who can be helped by its expert burn care on the second Saturday of each month at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St., 632-3881. Next session: Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to noon.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group meeting to discuss treatment options for people living with this facial paid, in the Cancer Conference Rooms at Penrose Hospital, 2215 Cascade Ave. Sat., May 13, 1-4 p.m.

Politics & civic activism

Juvenile Justice in Colorado explained in a video of a Denver forum to be screened at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Thurs., May 11, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Welfare Conference sponsored by the Housing Advocacy Coalition and Colorado Welfare Advocated Union at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Child care provided with advance notice. Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 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. "Total Joint Replacement" on Tues., May 16, 1-2 p.m.; "What You Need to Know About Saving Bonds," Wed., May 17, 10-11 a.m.; "Benefits of Chiropractic Care" on Tues., May 23, 1:30 p.m. "Long Term Care Insurance" on Tues., May 23, 10 a.m.

PILLAR, the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation, provides programs and classes for those in retirement, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Community College and Elderhostel. In May: "Treasures from the Past," an introduction to antiques; ""The Power of Words," in religion and government, law and poetry; "Preparing for Growth in Colorado Springs," at various Utilities sites; "Millionaire Row of Colorado," a simulated walking tour of homes and people with stories to tell; "Broadway Years" on the Broadway era. Fees vary. Call 540-7224 for more.

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.

volunteer opportunities

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Film & Video

30th annual Dominique Dunne Young Filmmakers Video/Film Festival at the Fountain Valley School Performing Arts Center. Free, no tickets needed. Call 390-7035 Ext. 262 for directions or with questions. Sat., May 13, 7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Film Society holding a "Great Directors Series" for viewing and discussing the best movies from some of the top directors of all time at Audio Visionaries, in the Mall at the Bluffs at Austin Bluffs and Academy. Starts Sat., May 20, 6 p.m., with Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.


Learning

Watercolorist Don Van Horn speaking in a program sponsored by Curiosity Unlimited at Tony Roma's on Austin Bluffs Road and North Academy. Fri., May 12, 11:30 a.m.

Container Gardening, a two-session class at Perennial Favorites in Rye, CO. Part One: owner Diana Capan demonstrates how to create a basket with herbs, on Fri., May 12, 1 p.m. Part Two: Design your own basket, on Sun., May 14, 1-3 p.m. Call 719/489-3843 for more.

CPR certification and first aid classes offered by the American Medical Response, 2370 N. Powers Blvd. Fee based on materials. $10 deposit. Call 597-1277 Ext. 102 to register. CPR: Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. First aid: Sat., May 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learning Disabilities Association holding an informal information and planning session to learn about what can be done to help out dyslexic and learning-disabled family members and loved ones. At the Police Dept. Community Room, 705 S. Nevada Ave. Free. Call 389-8880 for more. Mon., May 15, 7 p.m.

Chronology of the Oldest Human Skeletons in the World sponsored by the Colorado Archaeological Society in UCCS' science building auditorium. Call 633-2591 for more. Tues., May 16, 7 p.m.

Springs Downtown Redevelopment discussed by Jim Rees, Development Projects manager for the City sponsored by the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce at the El Pomar Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. $15-$17; call 442-2007 by May 15 to register. Wed., May 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Historic Preservation Week features Mike Metcalf presenting a lecture and slide show on the history and prehistory of the northern plains and the mountain regions of Colorado, in science building auditorium. $2-$4; call 262-3064 for more. Wed., May 17, 6-10 p.m.

Stop That! Get Down! Gimme That!, for parents, teachers, health care providers and adults living with Attention Deficit Disorder at the Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $7, 634-6795. Thurs., May 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

Growing Your Own Culinary Herb Garden offered by the Pikes Peak Herb Association with Master Gardener Jerry Bridgeman at the Winslow Retirement Center, 3920 E. San Miguel. $1-$3, plus a canned good. Call 599-0707. Fri., May 19, 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Blacksmithing Workshop at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, with a review of its history, tools and supplies necessary. For adults 18 and over. $100; call 578-6777 for reservations. Sat., May 20, 8:30 to 5 p.m.

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Open Houses at 2855 Mesa Road, www.csu.org/xeri, 448-4555. Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Herb Garden Work Party, a free hands-on version of their herb garden lecture (above) offered by the Pikes Peak Herb Association. Call 599-0707 for directions and more information. Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to noon.

Building a Greenhouse at Perennial Favorites in Rye, 719/489-3843. Sat., May 20, 1 p.m.

Third annual Parenting the Gifted Child seminar at Fountain Valley High School. $22-$29, includes lunch; call 475-2510. Child care available on a limited basis. Sat., May 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic Architecture of Colorado Springs as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., May 25, 7 p.m.

Getting Ready for the Fair, a class on how to participate and win in the El Paso County Fair, offered by Colorado State University Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $5; call 636-8923 to register. Thurs., May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Literary Events

Great Books Discussions, discussing Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon, at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Call 531-6333 Ext. 2321 for more. Thurs., May 11, 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m.

Colorado Authors' League holding a seminar on collaborating and ghost writing at the Tattered Cover LoDo Events Room, 1628 16th Street. $80, 303/757-3765. Sat., May 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Reverend Darryl Rhodes with signing Preaching the Cross and Probing the Proverbs at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Mon., May 15, 2 p.m.

Mike Danford, author of No Sudden Moves and Patagonia, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Tues., May 16, 7 p.m.

Coversations With God Book Group, discussing the books of Neale Donald Walsch at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. On the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.. Next meeting: Tues., May 16.

Open mike and slam presented by Bare-Knuckle Poetry at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Readers and listeners are welcome. Call 447-9039 for more. Tues., May 16, 7:30 p.m.

Oprah Book Club at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Wed., May 17, 6 p.m.

Postponed: Richard "Goose" Gossage, Colorado Springs' own baseball great, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., May 18, 5-7 p.m.

Patty Aubrey signing Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., May 18, 7 p.m.

Tim Conners signing Lipsmackin' Backpackin' at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District Book Sale at the Sand Creek Branch, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Sat., May 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sun., May 21, noon to 4 p.m.: all the books you can carry, $4-$5.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club discussing The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., May 20, 7 p.m.

Wine & Words, a new open-mike poetry series, at Wines of Colorado, 8045 West Highway 24 in Cascade, just south of the Pikes Peak Highway. Readers and listeners are welcome to this free event. Begins Sunday, May 21, 5:00 p.m.,

Fiction Writers Group for writers of all levels at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Mon., May 22, 6 p.m.

Women's Spirit Book Group discussing The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order by Marcelle Karp and Debbie Stoller at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., May 22, 6 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District, discussing Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Tues., May 23, 7-9 p.m.

Teresa Jordon, author of Field Notes from the Grand Canyon, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., May 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

Richard Kirkland, author of Tales of a War Pilot, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Fri., May 26, 6:30 p.m.

James W. Fore, author of Tragedy and Triumph: A Pilot's Life Through War and Peace, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., May 27, 1 p.m.

Fiction Group discussing Widow for One Year by John Irving at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., May 29, 7 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Neil McCoy at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $22, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Thurs., May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Brad Paisley at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Thurs., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Terry Allen, described as "somewhere between Frank Zappa and Johnny Cash," at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $18-$20, 634-5583. Fri., June 30, 8 p.m.

choral

Breath of Spring, the Colorado Springs Choral Society 43rd season finale. At the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $10, 634-3737, on Fri., May 12, 7:30 p.m. At the Woodland Park High School gym on Sat., May 13, 2:30 p.m.

Soli Deo Gloria Choir presenting its annual spring concert at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle South. Child care provided for those under 6. Sat., May 13, 8 p.m.

Ain' a' This Good News, by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, singing the best-loved spirituals and gospel music of the past century, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $8. Fri., May 19, 7 p.m.

classical

Da Vinci Quartet's Season Finale in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Featuring two milestone pieces: Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 in D minor and Mozart's String Quintet in E flat Major, K. 614. Violist Joel Rosenberg will join the quartet in the Mozart piece. $17.50-$20, 634-5583. Sat., May 13, 8 p.m.

CANCELLED Duo-pianists, Victoria Markowski and Frank Cedrone, performing at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., May 13, 1-3 p.m.

Young Concert Artists Season Finale at the Colorado Springs School Concert Hall, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Free. Sun., May 14, 2:30 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Season Finale, conducted by Thomas Wilson, at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., May 21, 2:30 p.m.

Concert to Honor Composer George Crumb featuring his Music for a Summer Evening in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., May 21, 8 p.m.

Classical guitarist Jonathan Leathwood presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $8-$12, 634-5583. Fri., May 26, 7 p.m.

jazz & swing

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at their new location, The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Sun., May 14, 2-5 p.m.

miscellaneous

Second Stone Covenent CD release show at the Norwood Bible Church, 5865 Templeton Gap Road. Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.

Keyboard artist Jackson Berkley with harpist Kathy Bundock-Moore at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sun., May 14, 11:30 a.m.

Tunjung Sari, a performance by the Colorado College gamelan orchestra in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Sun., May 14, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Ringers, a virtuoso handbell choir, at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free will offering. Sun., May 14, 4 p.m.

Ellement, Colorado College's only all-female a capella group, performing their spring concert in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Sun., May 14, 8 p.m.

Colorado College Guitar Ensemble Concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Mon., May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Flute Choir, a 30-player ensemble, performing at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road. Free, but donations welcome. Sun., May 21, 3 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

The Sprague Brothers at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. $3. Tues., May 16, 8 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.

Eden Automatic at the Ritz Grille, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Thurs.-Sat., May 25-27, 9:30 p.m.

Armored Saint at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $13, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., May 26, 8 p.m.

U.S. Bombs with Union 13 and Tiger Army at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., May 27, 8 p.m.

Tab Benoit at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., May 29, 8 p.m.

Omar and the Howlers with Rikki Dee Hall and the Voodoo Hawks and The Mike Nelson Group at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $12.50-$15, 685-3300. Thurs., June 1, 7:30 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, at the conclusion of the Radisson Indy 200 event on Sun., June 18. $15-$40; call 888/306-RACE.

Let's Go Bowling with Ghetto Cherubs and Dr. No at the Underground, 130 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. All-ages show. $6. Mon., May 15, 9 p.m.


Performances

Dance

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.

Opera

Hansel and Gretel as part of the Imagination Celebration by the Opera Theater of the Rockies in McMahon Auditorium at Fort Carson. Call 382-3840 for more. Sat., May 13, 2 p.m.

Theater

The Human Comedy by Colorado College's Drama Department in CC's Armstrong Theater. $5, at the door or by calling 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., May 11-13, 8 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 12-20, 8 p.m. Sundays, May 14-21, 2 p.m.

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.; Sun., May 14-28, 2 p.m.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Fever, a suspense about a miserly old man on the brink of death, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., May 18, 8 p.m.

Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. . $10-$12. Discounts for seniors over 65 and students. Call 573-7411 for tickets. Fri.-Sat., May 19 through June 3, 8 p.m. Sun., June 4, 2 p.m.

The Gingham Dog by Lanford Wilson, by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12; 444-0884. Fri.-Sat., May 19-27, 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Sun., May 21, and Sat., May 27.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, presented by the Air Force Academy BlueBards, in Arnold Hall. $10-$12, 333-4497. Thurs., May 25, 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 27-28, 7 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. Through June 14.

Murder Most Fowl by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $33-$35, 685-3300. Fri.-Sat., through April 8, 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner, 8 p.m. show.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Full Moon Hike at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6745 for reservations. Fri., May 19, 7:30-9 p.m.

24th annual Spring Hike along the 4.5 mile route in Bear Creek Regional Park. Hike all or part and start anytime before noon. $1. Sat., May 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birds and Blooms at Homestead Ranch on Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-6745 for reservations.

Colorado Watchable Wildlife at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6745 for reservations. Sat., May 20, 10-11:15 a.m.

Parks and Rec taking registrations for adult summer volleyball leagues May 8-19. League play begins June 5. Call 385-5981 for more.

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: May 17.

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.


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 Colorado Comets: Fri., May 12, 7:30 p.m. Against Kansas City Brass: Sun., May 28, 2 p.m. Against the Tucson Fireballs: Sat., June 3, 2 p.m.

Monster Truck Race at Penrose Stadium, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. $7.50-$13.50; call 520-9090 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Fri.-Sat., May 12-13, 8 p.m. Sun., May 14, 2 p.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Nashville Sounds: Fri., May 19, 7:05 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, May 20-21, 1:35 p.m. Mon., May 22, 7:05 p.m.

Rocky Mountain 200 featuring NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series and Formula of the Americas. Also features Robbie Knieval jumping prior to NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. At the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$35; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Sat.-Sun., May 20-21.

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-777. Against Miami Fusion: Sat., May 13, 7 p.m. Against New England Revolution: Mon., May 29, 7 p.m.


Special Events

Wildflowers and Wine, the spring fundraiser of the American Lung Association at High Valley Farm. $20-$25, 635-3891. Proceeds benefit asthma and tobacco education programs in the area. Thurs., May 11, 5 p.m.

American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the 18-hour team event, around the Colorado College track. The first lap on Fri., May 12, at 6 p.m., celebrates survivorship. Any cancer survivor is welcome; call Rose at 636-5101 for more. Spectators welcome through noon on May 13.

Fourth (bi-annual) Manitou Springs Historic Homes Tour. $9-$10; Tickets available at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, 354 Manitou Ave., and on the day of the tour. Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Birth Mother's Day Celebration at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Call 578-1222 for more. Sat., May 13, 7 p.m.

Paws in the Park 2000, offering eduational activities for dog owners and their pets, to benefit Dream Power Rescue in Bear Creek Park. Call 538-5855 for more. Rain or shine. Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Annual Plant Sale by the Manitou Springs Garden Club, offering locally grown plants chosen to fit the difficult growing conditions here, in the Mansions Park Pavilion, behind Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

18th annual Bowl for Kids' Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pikes Peak YMCA at Harmony Bowl, 3845 N. Academy Blvd. To register, call 329-7228. Sat.-Sun., May 13-14.

Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue annual conference at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Preregistration not required. Sun., May 14, 7 p.m. Mon., May 15, 9:30 a.m. Call 570-7931.

Wines Around the World, a winetasting to benefit for Pikes Peak Hospice, featuring over 20 vendors at the Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Cheers and Spice of Life hosting. Sponsored by the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire. $35; call 685-5284 or 574-2244. Tues., May 16, 6-9 p.m.

Gigantic Annual Spring Plant Sale sponsored by the Horticultural Arts Society featuring Colorado-grown plants chosen by the Society, in the Monument Valley Demonstration Garden, Cache La Poudre and Glen Ave. Bring your plant lists and wish lists, but keep in mind some plants may not be available or may be in short supply. Bring a wagon or wheel barrow if you have one. Sunday is bargain day. Call 475-0250 for more. Fri.-Sat., May 19-21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., May 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fourth annual Business Development Conference at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. 687-9885. Thurs., May 18, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seventh annual Star-Studded Junior Achievement Auction at Sheraton South, 2886 S. Circle. $45; call 636-2474. To benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado. Fri., May 19, 6:30 p.m.

Sweet 'n' Sweet, an evening of music with Velvet Hill, a Sweet Adelines, followed an ice cream social sponsored by Temple Shalom Sisterhood at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument, 634-5311. $15, includes one raffle ticket. Sun., May 21, 7 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Classical Chat with Youth with singer Gregory Emanuel Rahming at the Emmanual Missionary Baptist Church, 1 S. Walnut St. Free. Sat., May 13, 1:30 p.m.

Super Saturdays on the second Saturday of the month at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. $2. On May 13, 1-4 p.m.: "What's Mined is Sport," on what mined materials make sports equipment.

Get Smart About It!, a youth colloquium on law, for students in El Paso County in grades 7 through 12, at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Sponsored the Coalition of African-American Professionals in Law, the El Paso Bar Association, and the Hillside Community Center. Free, lunch provided. Call 266-1515 for more. Sat., May 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seventh annual Hummingbird Festival at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Features expert speakers, a plant sale featuring plants that attract hummingbirds, a hummingbird demonstration garden, children's activities, guided bird walks. Sat., May 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hay Day at Turkey Creek Recreation Area, 10 miles south of Fort Carson on Highway 115. Includes entertainment, pony rides, horseshoe demonstrations and more. Horseshoe pits and volleyball courts available. Call 526-5366 for more. Sat., May 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Goose Is Loose, featuring baseball great Richard "Goose" Gossage, reading from his book and speaking about his career as part of the Pikes Peak Library District's Second Sundays family program, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent. Free, 531-6333 ext. 2335. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Sun., May 14, 1-3 p.m.

Summer Recreational Opportunities for children newborn to three discussed at a community forum at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free lunch to those who RSVP by May 12. Childcare stipend available. Call 577-9190 for more. Wed., May 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Special People" Photo Contest for all sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the Pikes Peak region offered by Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Applications available at: 30 N. Tejon, 636-1696; 630 N. 19th Street, 520-9970; and 6902 N. Academy, 598-6412. Digital and/or film 8"x10" photo image. Top 50 winners will be displayed at Chapel Hills mall. Deadline: May 17, 5 p.m.

Family Fun Day hosted by Colorado Springs Co-Housing Group at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Features entertainment for children and information on Co-Housing. Call 471-6611 for more. Sat., May 20, noon to 4 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, through May 23, 7-9 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.

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale auditions for the Summit Ensemble, a mixed voice choir for high school students, on May 31, and for the Treble Choir, ages 8 to 12, on June 3. Call 633-3562 for an appointment.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Alvin Youngblood Hart with Ben Stevens at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $8.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 9, 9 p.m.

Peter Himmelman with DeVotchKa 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 Telluride, CO. $155, for a four-day pass. Visit www.bluegrass.com for full line-up. June 15-18.

Gonzola Rubalcaba Trio at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $19.50-$28.75, 303/786-7030. Thurs., July 27, 8 p.m.

Chucho Valdes Quartet at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $16.50, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra with guest violinst Pip Clarke in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 21, 2:30 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Season Finale, featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Thurs.-Sat., May 25-27, 7:30 p.m.

JVC Winter Park Jazz Festival. On Sat., July 8: Neville Brothers, Craig Chaquico, Warren Hill & KHIH's Kenny Johnson Band. On Sun., July 9: Guitars and Saxes, featuring Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Kim Waters & Jonathon Butler, Boney James, Eddie Palmieri and BonaFide.

Postponed: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $20-$25, 303/786-7030. Fri., June 30, 8 p.m.

comedy

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Jake Johannsen: May 11-13. Pablo Francisco: May 17-21. Steve Marmel: May 24-28. Kozak: May 31 though June 4.

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.

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

dance

Aspen Ballet at the Historic Paramount Theatre, Denver. $24, 520-9090. Sat., May 20, 7:30 p.m.

opera

Fidelio by Opera Colorado in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $17-$73, 800/841-1222. 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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Roots of the Blues Festival at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.: Robert Jr. Lockwood, Vicki Taylor, Johnny Long Trio. Sat., May 13, 8 p.m.: Odetta, David Booker Trio, Ben Stevens. One-day pass: $22-$25. Two-day pass: $38-$45. Call 303/777-1003.

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, Englewood. $18-$31, 520-9090. Wed., May 17, 6:30 p.m.

Slipknot with (hed)p.e. and Mudvayne at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Wed., May 17, 7:30 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.

Jimmy Dale Gilmore at Swallow Hill, Denver. $17-$19, 303/777-1003. Sat., May 20, 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. Sat., May 20, 8 p.m.

Jorma Kaukonen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., May 26, 9 p.m.

Cowboy Junkies with Leo Kottke at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. Wed., May 31, 8 p.m.

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

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

Todd Rundren at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., June 6, 8 p.m.

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

Margaret Cho at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25-$35, 520-9090. Thurs., June 8, 8 p.m.

Seraphim Shock at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $10-$12, 520-9090. Fri., June 9, 8 p.m.

Lou Reed with Victoria Williams at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $49-$59, 520-9090. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Ray Charles at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $42-$54, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Burt Bacharach at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

Chris Duarte at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., June 17, 9 p.m.

Natalie Cole & Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $39-$69, 520-9090. Sun., June 18, 7:30 p.m.

NSYNC with Sisqo and Pink 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, Englewood. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Sunny Day Real Estate at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Fri., June 23, 9 p.m.

Widespread Panic in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $33.25, 520-9090. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25 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, Morrison. $ TBA, 520-9090. June 28, 7:30 p.m.

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

The String Cheese Incident with Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Reggaestra in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $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, Morrison. $37.50-$40.15, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 7 p.m.

Roger Waters at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $28-$53, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 8 p.m.

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

SOLD OUT Blues Traveler at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $24.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., July 5, 8 p.m.

Don Henley in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $48.50-$58.50, 520-9090. Fri., July 7, 8 p.m.

Kenny Rogers at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $25-$46, 520-9090. Sat., July 8, 4:30 p.m.

Indigo Girls in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$34.50, 520-9090. Sun., July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Ekoostik Hookah at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., July 12, 9 p.m.

Metallica with Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 and System of a Down, at Mile High Stadium, Denver. Wed., July 12, 4 p.m.

Diana Ross and the Supremes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$125, 520-9090. Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.

Ozomatli at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., July 24, 9 p.m.

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

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

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $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.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Poison with Cinderella, Dokken and Slaugher at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $18-$31, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 26.

theater

US West TheatreFest presenting the staged readings of six new plays in The Ricketson Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Plays include: The Last True Believer by Robert William Sherwood,; Playing House by Brooke Berman; Pierre adapted from Herman Melville's novel by Jeffrey Hatcher; Pork Pie -- An Original Jazz Play by Michael Genet; US Drag by Gina Gionfriddo; and War Story by Bo Wilson. $25-$36, 800/641-1222. Wed.-Fri., June 7-9, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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.

Kiss of the Spider Woman presented by El Centro Su Teatro, Denver. $9-$12, 303/296-0219. Closing night fundraiser: $22.50-$25. Thurs.-Sat., through May 20, 8 p.m.

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. 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. Through June 10.

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

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