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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 Rejection, an exhibit of work rejected from juried shows in the past year, through July 16.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Pressure, the third biennial contemporary print exhibition featuring works from Colorado and its seven contiguous states, through July 9.

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. Living with Differences: Art by Families Living with AIDS from the Children's Legacy in Denver, through June 25. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Contemporary Expressions, The '80s and '90s, through June 25. Barela: Recordando un Artista del Pueblo (Remembering a Village Artist), an exhibit of the work of Patrocinio Barela of Taos, New Mexico, June 17 through Aug. 20. Four Artists, Four Objects, Ten Years, an exhibit of the work of Janet Fish, Sondra Freckelton, Nancy Hagin and Harriet Shorr, June 24 through Aug. 27.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. 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 Four Common Threads, an exhibit by Brenda Cameron, Susan Demos, Eileen Tomaro and Ann Wardlow Rodgers, through June 13. Featuring Colorado Clay, through July 11.

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 Women and Allegory, an exhibit on storytelling, through Aug. 4.

Human Touch Gallery, 8 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Spirit Walkers, raku sculptures by Julie and Joshanna of "Fire in Belly".

New West Art & Frame, 4689 Centennial Blvd., 528-2402. Mon.-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery opening featuring watercolors by Barbara Jeffery Clay and woodwork by Pete Nichol. Free. Fri., June 16, 5-7:30 p.m.

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.

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 Renderings and Representations, the art of Richard Eustice and Don Orr, through June 24.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Joan Lavelett and Jamie Howard, June 1-30.

Prickly Pear, 5731 N. Academy Blvd., 531-7418. Featuring carved Zuni fetishes and Native American jewelry. Free seminar, "Fetishes, Now and Then", Sat. June 17, 9-10 a.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. At Home on the Range, in the King Gallery through Aug. 5. Jeffrey Zachman & Trine Bumiller's Forces of Nature in the Hoag Gallery through Aug. 19. Robert Gratlot's Reflections in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 19. Giancarlo Impiglia, in the White Gallery through Sept. 3.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Body of Evidence, a 2- and 3-D show honoring the human form at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, featuring work by Linda Lazzarini, Micheal Cellan, Scott Beram, Betty Ross and Liz Szabo, through July 17. Coastline, the black and white photography of Len Perkis, through June 29.

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.

arts events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. ###############This week, an interview with artist Catherine Porter Brown, whose work is featured in the Women and Allegory exhibit at UCCS, and a review of the monthly Artwalk in downtown Pueblo. Sat., June 3, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., June 6, 10:30 p.m.

Swing Dance with Syd Masters and the Swing Riders at the Black Forest Community Hall, Shoup & Black Forest Rd. $12-$10, 495-8750. Proceeds will benefit Hall restoration. June 16, 8 p.m.

Creativity Workshop designed to rattle your brain and get those creative juices flowing at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. $45-$55. Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

10th annual Clayfest and Mud Ball in Manitou Springs. Clayfest elevates mudslinging to fine art with a pottery-making competition, for artists and amateurs, in Soda Springs Park. The Mud Ball is an outdoor dance in the Soda Springs Park Pavilion. Includes clay-play area for children and pottery throwing lessons for a small fee. $2 donation. For more information, 685-5089. Sat., June 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Opens with Patrocinio Barela Exhibition on Fri., June 23, 5-8 p.m.: $10-$15, $5 for those 12-18, free to those under 12; call to RSVP. Market on Sat., June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $5-$6 for one-day pass, $8-$10 for two-day pass, free to children under 18. Culminates with Native American flute player Carlos Nakai Concert on Sun., June 25, 2 p.m.; $22-$25.

Grand opening of Encore Dance Studio, 2458 Montebello Sq., celebrating by offering first class free during the week of June 19. Classes in jazz, tap, ballet/pointe, hip hop, pom/acro and much more. 594-9228.

Sangre de Cristo School of Arts currently enrolling for the summer semester. Call 719/543-0130 for class schedule and enrollment information.

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in The Acacia Park Apartments, northeast corner of Tejon and Platte. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 1, 8 p.m.

call for entries

Call for entries for marching bands and groups with a Western flair by the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade on Wed., Aug. 9. Deadline: July 1. First come, first served. Call 635-8803

Cultural Festival, to bring awareness of the types of cultural groups in our area, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., on Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participation fee: $20. Call 632-7490. Registration deadline: July 15.

O'hoho, a progressive black arts group, seeking African American visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, playwrights and film makers. Call 271-0415.

Call for entries for the third annual Open Air Art Program sponsored by the Pikes Peak Arts Council. Artists paint, draw and sell art Thursday through Sunday in Acacia Park downtown and in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City. For badges, liability insurance & permits call Marica Hefti at 572-7955.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Escape 250 Road Ride: A Bike Benefit for the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, a three-day event based in Monument. Three single-day loop rides will take bikers through the landscape of the Front Range. Limited to 50 riders. Each rider expected to raise $500 minimum. For more, email escape250info@aol.com. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 17-20.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St., offering classes in clogging, Spanish, intro to great American films, bellydance, ballroom dance, Latin/swing dance, tennis and more. Call 444-7340 for info or to register.

Forums & discussions

How You Can End Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation offered by 9to5, the National Association of Working Women at the Colorado Springs Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Child care and translation available upon advance request. Call 800/522-0925 for a reservation. Thurs., June 29, 6-8 p.m.

health & healing

Meditation Seminar with spiritual teacher Sant Thakar Singh at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free, 888/297-1715. Presented by the Know Thyself as Soul Foundation Southwest. Sat., June 17, 11 a.m.

Wayne Ewing discussing and signing Tears in God's Bottle: Reflections on Alzheimer's Caregiving at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., June 17, 1 p.m.

Creative Journaling, an ongoing workshop at 3021 North Hancock on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 10 a.m., Saturdays at 11a.m. at Smooth Changes, HYPNO-ART Therapy. Includes meditation and art therapy. $12. For reservations, call 271-6089.

Politics & civic activism

Meet the Candidate Ice Cream Social, the first of three with House District 17 candidate Ed Raye. Free. Meadows Park on Mt. Werner Circle. Sunday, June 25, 3 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Young at Heart, a gospel choir from Albuquerque whose performers are all over 50, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fri., June 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social with entertainment and summer surprises at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free, 385-5933. Tues., July 25, 1:30-3 p.m.

Massage -- the Trager Way, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free, 385-5933. Reservations requested. Tues., July 25, 10-11:30 a.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.

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.

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

Arthritis Warm Water Program, a program which increases your range of motion and strengthens muscles, at the Briargate Family YMCA, 4025 Family Place. $30, or free to YMCA members. 282-9622. Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

Volunteers sought to administer surveys to child immunization clients through June 28. Volunteers are also requested to facilitate child car-seat checks at various times and locations throughout the year. Spanish-speaking volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 578-3278 for more.

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

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


Film & Video

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., June 24, 6 p.m., with House of Games by David Mamet. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Featuring: For Whom the Bell Tolls, June 20.

Free Movie Nights at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movies begin at 8. 21 and up. On June 21: From Dusk Til Dawn and John Carpenter's Vampires. Wear your fake vampire teeth and get $1 MGDs. On June 28: Heavy Metaland The Wall. Dress like an '80s glam rocker and get $1 MGDs.


Learning

Preservation for the New Century, a workshop on the preservation and care of vintage scrapbooks at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Free. Fri., June 16, 7 p.m.

An Introduction to Feng Shui with Troy at Celebrations, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. Free, 634-1810. Sat., June 17, 7-9 p.m.

Leadership: a Man's Perspective, a lecture and luncheon with Colorado Springs Fire Chief Manuel Navarro in the Carriage House at the El Pomar Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. $15-$18, 442-2007. Reservations required. Wed., June 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Turn Your Piles Into Smiles, a women's work efficiency workshop and luncheon with Laura Stack at the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $20-$25, 635-1551. Mail reservations no later than June 19 to Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box B, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Wed., June 21 11:30-1:00 p.m.

On the Cripple Creek Mineral Trail, a program discussing the geologic and mining history of Cripple Creek, followed by a tour of the Cresson Mining Project with Steven Veatch. Long pants and sturdy shoes required for the mine tour, no children under 10 due to mining company restrictions. Admission is $20-$40, reservations required and educational credit available. 719/748-3253. Sat., June 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Successful Parenting Training, presented by the Community Partnership of Teller County at Summit Elementary in Divide. Free, 686-0705. Reservations required, free child care provided for kids 0-12. Wed., June 21, 6-9 p.m. Wed., June 28, 6-9 p.m.

Classes at the Center at Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Includes "Celtic History & Spirituality" on June 19-23, 8:30-11:30; "Biblical Themes for Spiritual Growth" on June 20-22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; "Discovering Centering Prayer" on June 26-30, 8:30 a.m. to noon.; "Early Church History" on June 28, 9-11:30 a.m.; "Four Spiritual Truths of Christianity & Buddhism" on June 30. Call 473-6184.

Step-parenting Step by Step with Patricia C. Polk, M.H.R. Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 548-1667. Wed., June 28.

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

Ornamental Herbs, a program by Laura Spears of ForestEdge Gardens on the sensual beauty of herbs as ornamental plants, at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Discussing their needs, features, and their importance as havens for bees and butterflies. $15. Send check to FBEC, 740 W. Caramillo, 80907 to hold your space. Send $25 if you also wish to attend her personal tour of ForestEdge on July 22 (see below). Call 578-7088 for more. Thurs., June 22, 7-9 p.m.

History lectures at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off of 30th Street at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods Park, 578-6777. Entrance: $3-$5. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosting three lectures this summer by nationally-known scholars on the American Indian groups associated with the Pikes Peak region. Free, but reservations required. On Thurs., June 8, 7 p.m.: "Cheyenne Dog Soldiers," a slide-illustrated lecture on a warrior society of the Cheyenne tribe.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. "Birds of Prey" on Sun., June 25, 1-2 p.m..

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "Camping for Families" on Sat., June 17, 10-11:30 a.m. "Tarantulas Close Up" on Sun., June 18, 1-4 p.m.; "Endangered Species in Colorado" on Sat., June 24, 10-11:30 a.m.

Classes for children, teens and adults in the arts, Spanish, cooking, film, nature, driver's education, and sports at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th Street. Hours: Mon., Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. and Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 444-7340 for more.


Literary Events

Dennis Jackson and Alice Best discussing Together Again: Twin Souls Reunite in Love and Life at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Fri., June 16, 7 p.m.

Michelle Black discussing her new historical novel, Lightning in a Drought Year, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., June 17, 2 p.m.

Poetry On the Porch, a poetry and prose discussion group at McKinzey-White Bookshop, 4201 centennial blvd., 590-1700. Bring a chair, will be held outside in fair weather. Every Saturday at 7 p.m. through July 29. Next meeting: Sat., June 17.

Arnulfo Cantarero, discussing Emotions, at the Briargate Barnes & Nobel, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., June 17, 7 p.m.

Living Other Lives, a one-day, intensive short-story writing workshop, led by freelance writer and teacher Marylin Warner, at 120 N. 31st. $38. Call 475-9455 to reserve a space. Sat., June 17, or Sat., June 24. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Goose Gossage signing The Goose is Loose at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., June 18, 1 p.m.

Sandra Ford Walston, signing Courage " a life changing book for every woman", at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

Spirituality and Life Book Group at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for reservations. Discussing chapter 8 of Neal Donald Walsh's Conversations with God on Tues., June 20, 7 p.m.

Kent Haruf, nominated for the National Book Award and a guest lecturer for Colorado College's "Writing the Southwest," discussing his novel Plainsong Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., June 22, 7 p.m.

Madeline Sabol signing You've Got Male and discussing personal ads at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. The Colorado Springs Independent will be on hand to take your free personal ad. Free, 266-1660. Thurs., June 22, 7 p.m.

Rockrimmon Rockabration, the tenth anniversary celebration of the Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Features Zoltan Malocsay presenting "How to Have Fun in the Mountains -- with Comfort and Safety," a slide show, at 12:30 p.m. and Jonni McCoy on "Tips for Living on Less", at 2 p.m. Also contests, refreshments, 9:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 24.

Dr. John Brandenberg and Monica Rix Paxson signing Dead Mars, Dying Earth at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1660. Sun., June 25, 7 p.m.

Mary Bahr Fritts, signing If Nathan Were Here at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., June 25, 1 p.m.

Carla Woody, author of Calling Our Spirits Home: Gateways to Consciousness, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Tues., June 27, 6 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie Group discussing Michael Crichton's Rising Sun at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Tues., June 27, 7 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Acoustic Concert and Jam presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at 6 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Features Phil Volan, Charlie Hall on Sun., June 18.

Acoustic music at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. On June 16, 8 p.m.: Terry Spence. On June 18, 2 p.m.: Mike Walker. On June 23: Dan Kirchner.

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.

Purely Wild playing bluegrass at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Native American flute player Carlos Nakai wrapping up the Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $22-$25, 634-5583. Sun., June 25, 2 p.m..

Terry Allen and the Texas Panhandle Mystery Band, 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

Highland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus presenting a spoof of the popular musical, The Music Man, in its annual spring show at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. The first half of the show features the Pikes Peak regions top quartets: Colorado Springs' own Yesterday's Heros, as well as Colorado Knights, Peak Harmony, Gadabouts and Voice of Experience. Second half features Revival, the 1998 international champion barbershop quartet. $10-$15, 579-9132 or 520-SHOW. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m.

classical

Classical guitarist Anna Maria presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $8-$12, 634-5583. Sat., July 15, 7 p.m.

14-year-old classical organist Felix Hall, from Germany, performing at First Chritian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Free. Tues., June 27, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. June 20, Geoff Cleveland Quartet. June 27, Mark Kiagstaad Trio.

16th annual Jazz in the Parks, brought to you by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21, 101st and 145th Army Jazz Bands in Antlers Park. June 28, Eddie Jones Quartet at the Union Printers Home.

Second annual RiverFest, featuring several well-known regional musicians, presented by Pueblo Songwriters and Musicians Association and the Greenway and Nature Center, at the Center, Pueblo. $3-$5, 719/549-2414. Also features arts and crafts, a children's playground, and food and drink. Sat., June 24, noon to 6 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Roy Rogers and Shana Morrison from the Kingston Trio at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, at the conclusion of the Radisson Indy 2000 event on Sun., June 18. $15-$40; call 888/306-RACE.

Disturbed with Deadlights, Apt. 26, and Workhorse Movement, a KILO Lo-Do show, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5.94. Tues., June 20, 7 p.m.

Big House at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Thurs., June 22, 9 p.m.

The Sons of Cream, with the sons of Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Fri., June 30, 9:30 p.m.

Rocks, an Aerosmith tribute, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., July 1, 8 p.m.


Performances

Theater

Speak Easy, an audience-participation "whodunnit" at the Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs. 1920's attire encouraged. Meet the cast and learn clues during cocktails at 7 p.m., and dinner at 8. Event benefits the Pikes Peak Historical Railway Foundation trolley car restoration program. 632-7548 or 630-7328 for ticket information. Fri., June 16.

A Precious Bit of the West, alternating with North to Laughter, both audience participation-style melodramas by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, 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.

It Had To Be You by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35, 471-PLAY (7529). Begins June 16. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Sundays: gourmet buffet at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m.

The Filament Cycle, performed by Thadeus Phillips and Stateless, a multidisciplinary company, in Colorado College's Taylor Theater, adjacent to Bemis Hall. $2-$5 with CC ID, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 and 8 p.m. June 23-25.

auditions

New dinner theater in Manitou Springs auditioning actors 16 and up, dancers, singers, costumers and directors for summer productions of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Grease, and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Parts for youth ages 11 to 15. Many paid positions. Call 385-0802 for more.

Rocky Mountain Performing Arts School auditioning ages 5 through 14 for summer drama conservatory program and drama day camp. Call 385-0802 for more.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Trails Celebration, featuring a 27-mile run, hike, bike or ride along the Santa Fe Regional Trail and the Pikes Peak Greenway from Palmer Lake to Bear Creek regional park. Free, 520-6375. Sat., June 17, 9 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

A Trek Through Time, a hike through Williams Canyon with geologist Chris Siddoway. Presented by the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs,685-5444. $6, reservations required. Sat., June 17, 9:30 a.m.

Wildflower Hike in Williams Canyon presented by the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs,685-5444. Naturalist-led. $6, reservations required. Sat., June 18, 8:30 a.m

Volunteer coaches sought by Parks and Rec for youth baseball, soccer, and t-ball teams during summer. For more, call 385-5981.

Skateboard Competiton at the Woodland Park Skate Park, 231 E. Henrietta, Woodland Park. Novice, intermediate and expert catagories. Registration is $5, 572-0015 or the Teen Center, 687-3921. Practice skate at 11 a.m. Sat., June 24, noon to 3 p.m.

Hike and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. Twilight Hike at Fountain Creek Park on Fri., June, 16, 7-9 p.m. Sunset to Full Moon Hike along the Santa Fe Regional Trail on Fri., June 16, 7:45-9:45 p.m. Steel Ranch Hike on Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Bluebird Hike along the Santa Fe Regional Trail on Sat., June 24, 9-10:30 a.m. Foothills Wildflower Hike at Bear Creek Regional Park on Sat., June 24, 10-11:30 a.m.

On the Cripple Creek Mineral Trail, a program discussing the geologic and mining history of Cripple Creek, followed by a tour of the Cresson Mining Project with Steven Veatch. Long pants and sturdy shoes required for the mine tour, no children under 10 due to mining company restrictions. Admission is $20-$40, reservations required and educational credit available. 719/748-3253. Sat., June 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "Rattlesnakes Alive" on Sun., June 11, 1-3:30 p.m.; "Camping for Families" on Sat., June 17, 10-11:30 a.m. "Tarantulas Close Up" on Sun., June 18, 1-4 p.m.

Summer Swim Lessons at the Aquatics and Fitness Center, Portal Pool, Monument Valley, Valley Hi and Deerfield Hills Pool. For more information call 385-5984.

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

Public Skate Sessions at the Sertich Ice Center in Memorial Park. $2.50-$3. $1 skate rental. Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30-5:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Fridays: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.

youth recreation

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

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

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

Off-season high school hockey players encouraged to participate in the High Altitude High School Hockey leagues at the Sertich Ice Center. Register now: leagues begin in May. Call 385-6050 for more.

Nature Detectives, a program for children accompanied by an adult features nature stories and hand-on activities and time on the trail, at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Feb. 9, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


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 the Boulder Nova: Sat., June 24, 2 p.m.

USET Benefit Horse Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Thurs.-Sun., June 15-18.

Radisson Indy 200 featuring Indy Racing League, MCI WorldCom USAC Midget Series, and US F2000 Series, at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$40, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sun., June 16-18.

Colorado Springs Horse Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Wed.-Sun., June 21-25.


Special Events

Join Hands Day, a national day of making friends through volunteering. 200 trees will be planted on the mining scar at Snyder Canyon. Call Karen at the Volunteer Center at 575-4335 to sign up. Sat., June 17.

Ridefinders Bike Week 2000 featuring community, social and trail rides, bike expos, dinners, instructional workshops and more. On June 18: Social Bike Ride, slow speed, meet at Cub Foods on Powers and Constitution at 1 p.m. On June 19: Dinner Social Bike Ride, 10-15 miles, 5:30 p.m. at Acacia Park. On June 20: Commute 101 bike expo at the YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. On June 21: Flying Easy Bike Ride, 30 miles from the Air Force Academy at 6 p.m. On June 23: Breakfast and Bike to Work Day, at the New South Wales restaurant. Must pre-register. On June 23: Trail Bike Ride, 10 miles from Black & White Auto Body, 6 p.m. On June 24: Riding for (Real) Beginners instructional hands-on workshop. On June 25: Starlight Spectacular 2:30 a.m. bike ride, 14 miles from Garden of the Gods. Call 385-7433, ext. 2 to reserve spaces or to find out more.

22st annual SpringSpree, a free community festival featuring seven entertainment stages, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, and lots of food and drink, in downtown Colorado Springs. Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Dinner at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. With smoked goose salad, grilled salmon, New York Strip steak, mousse and seven wines. $59, does not include tax and tip. Reservations requried. Wed., June 28, 7 p.m. sharp.

Garden Conservancy Open Day in Colorado Springs, as detailed in the 2000 edition of Garden Conservancy Open Days Directory, which lists 416 of the country's best gardens, and when they are open to the public. The open day in Colorado Springs features five private gardens which includes an English cottage garden with an espaliered apple tree, a secret garden with a cistern-fed rock pool, and an octagonal wheelchair garden. Call 888/842-2442 for more. $4 admission to each garden. Sat., June 24.

Tuscan Olive Oil tasting, accompanied by a Tuscan buffet by Chef John, at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. $39, does not include tax and tip. Wed., June 28, 6-8 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Everbody's Doin' It Young Adult Reading Program presented by the Pikes Peak Library District. Kids age 11-18 can win prizes by reading books. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1403 or ext. 2403. Through Aug. 5.

Bonkers for Books, a read-aloud program for early elementary age children at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Every Sunday, 12:30-1 p.m.

Read to Me, Dad -- A Father's Gift, featuring some local fathers reading favorite stories, at the Penrose Public Library. Bring your father and help him get a library card. Moms invited, too. Call 531-6333 for more. Sun., June 18, 2 p.m.

Frontier Firelight Evening featuring old west entertainment such as historic music, stories and the Virginia Reel, at Rockledge Ranch. 475-0250. Thurs., June 22, 7 p.m.

Camp Borders, a summer program for kids who want to "travel the world", Fridays at 11 a.m. at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. On June 23: Making passports.

Sixth annual Mining Families Reunion and Picnic at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Join mining families as they share their mining heritage. Sun., June 25.

24th annual Colorado Renaissance Festival off of Exit 172 on I-25 in Larkspur. www.coloradorenaissance.com. 303/688-6010, $6-$13.95. Free to children under 5. Sat.-Sun., through July 30, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Rain or shine.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Silverton Jubilee Folk Music Festival in Silverton featuring Robin and Linda Williams, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Tony Furtado, Tish Hinojosa, Patti Larkin and more. 970/387-5737. Sat.-Sun., June 24-25.

Second annual RiverFest, featuring several well-known regional musicians, presented by Pueblo Songwriters and Musicians Association and the Greenway and Nature Center, at the Center, Pueblo. $3-$5, 719/549-2414. Also features arts and crafts, a children's playground, and food and drink. Sat., June 24, noon to 6 p.m.

Blueground Undergrass at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $6.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., June 28, 9 p.m.

Hugh Masekala and Sibongile Khumalo at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Part of the Kennedy Center African Odyssey Tour 2000. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 30, 9 p.m.

art galleries & museums

Eighth annual Salida ArtWalk in Salida, CO. Features over 40 galleries and performance artists all over town. Many artist receptions on Saturday evening, from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 23, 6-9 p.m. Sat., June 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., June 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call: 877-772-5432.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Takashi Nakazato: Contemporary Pottery from an Ancient Japanese through Oct. 1, 2000. Featuring Matisse from the Baltimore Museum of Art, through June 25.

Indigos, 215 W. 13th Ave., Denver, 303/825-3072. Vietnamese Contemporary Artists. www.indigos.com. Opening reception, Fri., July 7, 6-9 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass featuring Diana Krall and the Lincoln Center Orchestra, Natalie Cole and Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. $28-$75, 520-9090. June 15-18.

Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 17.

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

film

The Kid Brother, a silent film with music by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. Also showing Buster Keaton in The Scarecrow. $4-$6, 303/440-7666. Sat., June 17, 7:30 p.m.

Jumanji, part of The Book Was Better film series at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $2, 303/440-7666. Sat., June 22, 7:00 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Kool Koncert 2000 featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Jefferson's Airplane's "Volunteers," Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and Lovin' Spoonful, at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 17.

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.

Spearhead at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All ages. Wed., June 21, 8:30 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.

A Morning with Groove Collective (after Sunny Day Real Estate's June 23 show) at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399 All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 2 a.m.

Del tha funky homosapien with Blackalicious at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m.

Widespread Panic in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $33.25, 520-9090. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25.

Nina Simone in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $39.50-$75, 520-9090. Mon., June 26, 8 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.

Yes with Kansas at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $39.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 28, 8 p.m.

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

Chupacabra CD release party at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $4, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., June 29, 9 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.

Motley Crue with Megadeth and Anthrax in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32-$42, 520-9090. Thurs., July 6, 7:30 p.m.

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

KYGO's 20th anniversary bash featuring Kenny Rogers, Keith Urban, Steve Holy, Rascal Flatts and Sons of the Desert at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $25-$46, 520-9090. Sat., July 8, 4:30 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$30, 520-9090. Sat., July 8.

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.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park featuring: On Sat., July 15: Natalie Merchant, Glen Phillips, Shawn Mullins, Wilco and Medeski, Martin and Wood. On Sun., July 16: Barenaked Ladies, Tara MacLean, Guster, Keb' Mo' and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $40, one-day pass. $70, two-day pass. Call 520-9090.

No Doubt with Lit and Black Eyed Peas in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $25-$27.50, 520-9090. Sat., July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Paula Cole at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., July 16, 8 p.m.

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

theater

The Civil War, a musical by Frank Wildhorn, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $15-$55. Through June 25.

Cabaret, the thoroughly adult winner of four 1998 Tony Award in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. July 11-30.

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