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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of Alice Ann Ochs through June, Oh, Canada, work by Lucille Kirkley through July; opening reception Sun. July 2, 1-4 p.m. Artist demonstrations every weekend; On July 8, collage by Shirley Kircher. Every Sunday: watercolor with Lucille Kirkley.

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.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon, 577-4291. Enchanted Worlds in Watercolor by Ren Young. Through July 30.

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 Art Guild featuring an exhibit by 25 local artist the First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., jurored by Dani Tupper. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 630-1611 for more. Through July.

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. 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, 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 Colorado Clay, through July 11.

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 El Dorado Summer Extravaganza, featuring the work of over 30 local and regional gallery artists, through Aug. 31.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the second annual Black and White Photography Show featuring the work of 16 local artists, through July 14.

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.

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 Library District exhibits. At the East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd.: an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Lorraine Danzo, through June. At the Penrose Public Library: an exhibit of clothing, crafts and other exotic items from Colorado Springs' sister cities: Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Smolensk, Russia; Fujiyoshida, Japan; Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico; Bishkek, Kyrgastan and Bankstown, Australia.

ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy, 101 ProRodeo Drive, 528-4761. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission: $6. 3rd annual invitational Art Show and Sale featuring 29 top western painters, sculpters and photographers from across the nation. July 7-8.

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.

Tao Caf, 820 N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Seeking Our Deepest Inner Wisdom, works by Barbara Blake. Opening reception with music by Phil Volan: June 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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, opening June 2 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.

Velez Ltd., 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring art from over 80 tribes of the Americas as well as new Hopi art and more.

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

Dance Party every Friday night at A Time To Dance, 578-0249. Ballroom, swing, salsa and other social dance forms. Free. Next dance: Fri., June 23.

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.

"Pikes Peak -- View From Austin Bluffs", a limited-edition print by watercolorist Steve Castle, available for sale at Kemper Galleries, 5420 N. Academy Blvd. All proceeds will be used to purchase, preserve and maintain the Austin Bluffs open space east of Union Blvd. between Austin Bluffs and Academy. 593-9226.

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.

Portriature sessions, all media and levels, no formal instruction. Free, cost of live model shared by artists attending. Call Chuck Wilson, 596-6258. Mondays, 1-3 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

Levita Art in the Park in Levita, CO. $50 for a 10x10 ft. space. Call Laurie Erwin at 719/742-5215 after 5 p.m.

Call for slide entries for the Aquarius 2000 Watercolor Exhibition, Sept. 13-Oct. 8. Call Mary Ann Linhart at 719/547-9853 or Dani Tupper at 719/948-3970 for entry information. Deadline: July 18.

Call for slide entries for the Arvada Center for the Arts 14th annual Art Market, Nov. 30 to Dec. 10. Call Susan Sagara at 303/431-3080 ext. 3451 for applications.

Call for entries for the annual KCME Playwriting Contest. Scripts must be original, typed, written for radio and one half hour in length; and about the life and times of a classical composer or the background surrounding the writing of a major classical work. All ages, professions, etc., are eligible. The winner will produced on KCME on March 8, 2001. Deliver or mail to KCME 88.7 FM, 1921 N. Weber, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Call Clay Roehl at 471-3866 with questions or to get official rules. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2000.

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.

Free 30-word listing in the Colorado Springs Film Commission's industry reference publication, the Production Resource Guide, offered to anyone in the film industry. Edwina at 635-7506 ext. 131.

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

Full Circle Alternatives Garage Sale at the Marion House Parking Lot, on Bijou just west of Tejon St. Sales benefit the Full Circle women's rehab program. Sat., June 24, 9-3 p.m.

Baseball Factory B.A.T.S. Program, a one-day showcase event for high-school players aspiring to play professional baseball at Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd. College coaches and pro scouts willbe evaluating players. Apply by July 6 by calling 1-800-BASE-HIT. Mon., July 24.

Brothers of Dorothy and Sisters of Sappho, support groups for lesbian/bi/trans women and gay/bi/trans men at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Free, 471-4429. Brothers meet every Tuesday, 6 pm. Sisters meet every Thursday, 6 p.m.

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists announcing its formation. For info and brochures call Joan Carol at 527-4200.

Job Survival Hotline, offering confidential info, resources and referrals concerning sexual harrassment in the workplace. 800/522-0925.

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.

Forums & discussions

The Denver Forum, featuring "Vietnam: A Reporter's Reflections" with Jurate Kazickas, a female reporter who was almost killed covering the Vietnam war, at the Oxford Hotel, 16th and Wazee in Denver. $25 includes lunch, 303/832-9030. Reservations required. Wed., June 28, noon.

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.

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.

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

volunteer opportunities

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.

Book shelving volunteers sought to help out at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. 2-3 hours per week. 531-6333 x1251.

Volunteers sought by First Visitor to help families with their first newborns by offering emotional support and friendship, providing information on child growth and development and helping parents learn positive parenting skills. Training provided. Call 228-0218.

The Colorado Springs Police Department seeks volunteers to help in such areas as evidence, traffic, crime analysis and police cruiser inventory and data entry; research; Crime Stoppers, the Police Athletic League and more. Call 444-7441.

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.


Film & Video

The Hanging Garden at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., June 24, 6:30 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., 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: The Glenn Miller Story, June 27.

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 28: Heavy Metaland The Wall. Dress like an '80s glam rocker and get $1 MGDs.


Learning

Mastering the Arts of Cruising: the Nuts and Bolts, a workshop for gay and bi-men hosted by Ed Diaz, Joseph Lovato and Fusion! at S-CAP, 1301 S. 8th St., Suite 200. Discussion will explore the aspects of where you meet the types of men you're looking for and how to hold onto them. Free, 578-9092. Thurs., June 22, 6:30-8:30 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.

Natural History of the Florissant Valley, a all-day field trip with Dr. Richard and Linda Beidleman in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. $20-$40, 719/748-3253. Reservations required. Sun., June 25, 9 a.m.

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 28, 6-9 p.m.

Classes at the Center at Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Includes "Discovering Centering Prayer" on June 26-30, 8:30 a.m. to noon.; "Early Church History" on June 28, 9-11:30 a.m. Fees vary. 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.

Wicca 101, a 6 week introduction to the basics of practicing Wicca with Earth Spirit Pagans. Approximately $50, limited to 25 students. Call 800/731-2650, email earthspiritpagans@netscape.net or snail mail to PO Box 1965, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 for more information. Late July.

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.

Pikes Peak Community College now accepting enrollment for the 2000 fall semester beginning Aug. 21. Call 540-7113 or 800/825-0401.

Black Lotus Kung Fu Studio, offering adult and children's classes in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. 638-0477.


Literary Events

Nature Journaling Workshop at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah, CO. Free, 719/485-4444. Sat., June 24, 9 a.m. to noon.

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 meeting on the last Tuesday of the month discussing Michael Crichton's Rising Sun at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Tues., June 27, 7 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman on Tues., June 27, 7-9 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for reservations. Discussing Gertrude and Claudius, John Updike's new look at the story of Hamlet on Wed., June 28, 7 p.m.

Poet Joe Hutchison, a guest lecturer for Colorado College's "Writing the Southwest," reading from his latest volume, The Rain at Midnight in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., July 6, 7 p.m.

Everybody'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.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Acoustic music at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600.On June 23: Dan Kirchner. On June 25, Ileana Garcia. On June 30: Jason Riggs.

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.

Gospel Music Sing and Campout sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO. Concert by New Tradition and The Harvesters on Friday at 7 p.m. Call 473-1144 for more. Fri.-Sat., July 7-8.

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

Colorado College Faculty Artists Concerts in Packard Hall on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre St. $5-$15, 389-6607. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. On Fri., June 23: works by Bach, Schumann, Khachaturian and Ravel; On Tues., June 27: works by Mozart, Beethoven, Saint-Sans, Dubussy and Ravel.

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

jazz & swing

Max Morath playing at the Butte Opera House in Cripple Creek. $10-$12, adults. $6, children 12 and under. Call 689-2513 through Sept. 4.

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. June 27, Mark Kingstad 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 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

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

Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets plus Rockets Feat and Sam Meyers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 447-9797. Thurs., June 22, 8 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.

Jimmie Van Zant Band performing a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks at Crystal Canyon, 401 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $12.50-$15, 689-9633. Tues., July 4, 9 p.m.

Acacia Park Music Fest featuring the Ghetto Cherubs, the A-Holes, Secret Sauce, Lab Rats, Ninety-Nine Cent Wonders, Intoxicants, and Monica's Cigar, in Acacia Park on Sat., July 22, noon to 9 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., July 29, 8 p.m.


Performances

Theater

The Filament Cycle, performed by Thadeus Phillips and Staeless, 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.

PlayFactory, performed by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater and interpreted in sign language in Otis Park, 731 N. Iowa. Free, 634-5581. Thurs., June 24, 10 a.m.

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.

My Partner, a melodrama by the Cripple Creek Players in the newly renovated Butte Opera House, Cripple Creek. $6-$12, 719/689-2513. Wednesday through Sunday, 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Runs through Labor Day.

auditions

Upstart Performing Ensemble holding auditions for A Day with the Dogs and Volatile Acts, several very short one-act plays, on Sun., June 11, 1-4 p.m. and Mon., June 12, 7-9 p.m. Call 636-5089 after 6:30 p.m. for details.


Recreation

Adult recreation

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.

Firefighter's Flameout, a run and walk to benefit the Fire Department Health and Fitness Program through Pinon Valley Park, on Mule Deer just east of Centennial Blvd. $5-$12, 598-2953. Kids 1 mile run at 8 a.m.; Adult 4 mile run at 8:30 a.m. and adult 3 mile wak at 8:35 a.m. Sat., June 24.

Beidleman Park Hike hosted by Fusion!. Picnic lunch and sports drinks provided, reservations required. Free, call Hugh at 227-0555 or Matt at 686-1890.n Sun. June 25, 10 a.m.

Hike and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. 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.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Bear Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. "Spectacular Spiders", Fri. June 21, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.; "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. "Endangered Species in Colorado" on Sat., June 24, 10-11:30 a.m.; "A Big Day for Bugs" on Sat., July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Co-ed Softball Firecracker Tournament in Woodland Park. $50 per team, 687-5225. Tues., July 4.

Pikes Peak Women Golfers playing every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 through October. Schedule one week in advance by calling 577-PPWG.

Bike rides along the new Santa Fe Trail. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Full Moon Mountain Biking along the Santa Fe Trail on Sat., Aug. 19, 8-10 p.m.

Colorado State Park Passports available in all 40 State Parks. have your pass stamped in all 40 Colorado parks by Aug. 31, 2001 and win a $100 gift certificate to be used for Colorado state parks camping, annual or daily fees. www.coloradoparks.org.

Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee on Bear Creek Park playing fields off of 21st Street on Saturdays at noon. Rain or shine. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Check out www.sio.com/colorado_springs_ultimate.html for more.


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.

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


Special Events

Ridefinders Bike Week 2000 featuring community, social and trail rides, bike expos, dinners, instructional workshops and more. 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.

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 14. At Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24-Sept. 30. At Acacia Park: Mondays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 3-Oct. 2. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Carousel Weekend in conjunction with the Make-a-Wish Foundation at the Royal Gorge, Canon City. Featuring live music, clowns, face painting, balloons and more. $12-$14, 888/333-5597. Sat.-Sun., June 24-25.

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.

An Evening of Travel with Meriwether Lewis, portrayed by living history and Jeffersonian scholar Dr. Clay Jenkinson, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $12, 634-5583. Wed., June 28, 7 p.m.

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

Lyle Crocodile Costume and Storytime at Barnes and Nobel, 795 Citadel Drive East, 637-8282. Fri., June 23, 10 a.m. Sat., June 24, 11 a.m.

Summer Safari Camp at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Kids learn about the rainforest ecosystem through hands-on crafts, zookeeper talks and critter quests, as well as BBQ and camp overnight at the zoo at the end of the session. Five two-week sessions, starting on June 26, July 10, July 24, and Aug. 8. Call 633-9925 for more.

Frontier Firelight Evening featuring old west entertainment such as historic music, stories, Spanish Monte and the Virginia Reel, at Rockledge Ranch, 1401 Recreation Way. Bring ground cover and flashlight. Free, 578-6777. 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. On June 30: Mexican Fiesta.

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.

Harry Potter Extravaganza at the Citadel Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Drive East, 637-8282. Harry Potter IV goes on sale at midnight, July 8. Store will stay open until 1 a.m.; coffee, contests, games and giveaways will also be offered. Sat., July 8, midnight to 1 a.m.

Teen Resource Center, offering educational programs for teens to complete their education, gain employment and acquire usable tools for successful living at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa, 444-5211. Open Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m.

Snider's Young Spelunkers, a caving program for children age 6-12 at the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs. $6, 685-5444. Reservations required. Fridays, 3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.


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.

Janet Feder Trio at the Women's Arts Center and Gallery, Denver. $5-$7, 303/759-1767. Sun., June 25, 4 p.m.

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.

Keller Williams at Tulagi, 1129 13th St., Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. 21-and-over. Thurs., June 29, 10 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.

2000 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Sat., Aug. 19, through Mon., Sept. 4. Offering standard and premium seating. Aug 19: '60s Reunion, $6-$10. Aug. 20: 38 Special, $6-$10. Aug. 21: Pat Benetar, $6-$10. Aug. 22: Statler Brothers. Aug. 24: Mark Chesnutt, $6-$10. Aug. 25: Dwight Yoakam, $16-$20. Aug. 26 in Grandstand: Clay Walker, $12-$16. Aug. 27: Wayne Newton, $16-$20. Aug. 28: Goo Goo Dolls with Tonic, $20. Aug. 29: Stxy, $16-$20. Aug. 30:Suzy Bogguss, Billy Dean & John Berry, $6-$10. Aug. 31: Carrot Top, $6-$10. Sept. 1: Sawyer Brown, $6-$10. Sept. 2 in Grandstand: Chris LeDoux, $12-$16. Sept. 2: David Lee Garza & Lee Perez, $10-$14. Sept. 4: Lonestar, $16-$20.

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.

Classical & jazz music

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, featuring the Colorado Symphony peforming a salute to the Colorado Cowboy, salute to freedom and American Heroes, and Alsop plays Bach in Vail, CO. Call 970/827-5700 for ticket information. June 28-July 4.

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.

Recreation

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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Taos Solar Music Festival, a solar-powered festival featuring Sonia Dada, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Samples, Cabaret Diosa, Jaka, Ulali and many more in Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM. $22 day, $38 weekend, 505/758-5159. Sat.-Sun., June 24-25. www.solarmusicfest.com.

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

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

Flock of Seagulls with Missing Persons and Gene Loves Jezebel at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20, 520-9090. Tues., June 27, 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, 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.

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

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

Zen Tricksters at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Thurs., July 6, 9 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.

Spitkickers Tour with De La Soul, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Biz Markie and Talib Kweli at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 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.

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.

the B-52's, Go-Go's and The Psychedelic Furs at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $17, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

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

Lyle Lovett with Taj Mahal at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $37.50-$47.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $16-$76, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Earth, Wind and Fire in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.

KISS on their "Farewell Tour" with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $33.50-$91, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

B.B. King Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Groove Hawgs and Tommy Castro at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$51, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

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

Widespread Panic at River Run at Keystone; $37.50 one day, $65 two day, camping available. 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 19, 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 20, 2 p.m..

special events

Gold Rush Days in Victor, CO. Featuring mining contests including two-person handmucking, jackleg drilling and hand steeling, as well as rocket contest, horseshoes, llama rides, greased pole contest, talent show, dances, Mountain Momma competitions, cart races, parades, chili face-off, softball and "lodes" more. Free, 689-4022. Fri.-Sun., July 14-16.

theater

The Civil War, a musical by Frank Wildhorn featuring BeBe Winans, 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, $25-60. July 11-29.

Fosse, the celebration of the work of choreographer and director Bob Fosse, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Aug. 9-20.

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