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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 30th and Centennial, 930-4652. Featuring oil paintings by Kris Jaeger, through July.

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. Paintings and sculpture by Richard Cadis in the Avenue Gallery through July 8. Squint: a Showing of Ridiculously Tiny Art, the annual BAC studio artists show, July 14 through Aug. 24. Opening reception, July 14, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. 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, 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 Featuring Colorado Clay, through July 11; ### Adornments for the Soul, an exhibit by Pearl Sanchez, Emma Hutchens, and Alice Helstrom, July 14 through Aug. 8. Opening reception, July 14, 6-8 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 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; varied works by Deb Komitor and Liz Smith through Aug. 19.

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.

L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Summer Magic by Nancy Wellborn, through July.

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. Featuring watercolors by Barbara Jeffery Clay and woodwork by Pete Nichol.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Ken Pattison and John Corr through July 31.

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. Third annual Invitational Art Show and Sale featuring 29 top western painters, sculpters and photographers from across the nation. Fri.-Sat., 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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring A.R.C.H.E.S., an all 3-D and relief exhibit of architecture, relief, constructions, habitats, environments, and sculpture, Aug. 9-31, with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Circle of Confusion, a group photography show, opens July 1 and runs through August.

arts events and programs

Cottonwood Art Academy Benefit Raffle, featuring a painting by Sparky LeBold. Tickets are $1, available at Cottonwood, 28th Street and Colorado Ave. above the Old City Caf. Drwaing will be held July 10 at 6 p.m. Call 520-1899.

Fine Arts Fest 2000 at Pioneers Square Park, surrounding the Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Featuring over 50 local artists, live theater and music performances, art activites for kids, food and wine. Free, 636-0138. Sat., July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Intensive 2000, a ballet intensive at the International Ballet School, 127-1/2 E. Bijou St. Beginner-intermediate: July 3-27. Advanced: Aug. 7-19. Call 578-1646 for more.

Art in the Park at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St., 578-7088. Basic techniques taught in Sondermann Park from 9 a.m. to noon. For adults and kids 5 and up. $12 for first family member, $6 each additional, reservations required. Sat., July 8: Drawing.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Sean Raintree, arts advocate and director of Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Springs and a review of Candide by the Central City Opera. Sat., July 8, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., July 11, 10:30 p.m.

"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.

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.

call for entries

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.

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.

Call for entries for a new timecapsule to be installed at the Pioneers Museum and opened in 2100. Almost anything is acceptable. Send one-page proposals describing items or objects including mesurements and pictures, if needed, to Cornerstone Project, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or fax to 385-5645. Call 385-5990.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG), a confidential support group for families and friends of lesbians and gays will meet on the second Wednesday of each month. 575-8658. Next meeting: Wed., July 12, 6:30 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 will be evaluating players. Apply by July 6 by calling 1-800-BASE-HIT. Mon., July 24.

Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue presenting adoption booths where you can meet dogs in need of homes every weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 260-0668 or http://www.csabr.com. On Sun., July 9: Chapel Hills Mall by Ice Rink.

clubs & organizations

CURE, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, meeting at the First Congreagational Church, 20 E. St Vrain. Working to reduce crime, recidivism, violence; seek justice and rehabilitate prisoners. Fri. July 14, 7 p.m.

Forums & discussions

S.A.F.E. 2000 (Seniors Against Fraud and Exploitation), an all-day forum featuring seminars on current scams, elder abuse, Medicare fraud, Internet fraud, will, trust and estate planning, and using your local resources at the First Presbyterian Church Hansen Hall. 9-9:45 a.m., registration and breakfast. Free, 632-1521. Thurs., July 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Public Meeting on Fort Carson's Hazardous Waste Operating Permit Changes, discussing three proposed modifications. Presented by the Fort Carson Directorate of Environmental Compliance and Management at the Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board meeting at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Bldg. 7300 off Woodfill Road on Fort Carson. 526-8001. Thurs., July 13, 6:30 p.m.

health & healing

Don't Wilt in the Summer Heat, a free class with Susan Levy, D.C. at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Wed., July 12, 6:30 p.m.

Natural Approachess to Menopause, a lecture by Dr. Tasnim Adatya, ND at Desert Sage Natural Natural Foods, 2631 W. Colorado Ave. Free, reservations required, 632-2516. Tues., July 11, 6-8 p.m.

Positively Male, an HIV+/AIDS support group for men in Southern Colorado every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at S-CAP, 1301 S. 8th St., Suite 200; and every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at S-CAP, Pueblo. Free, 578-9092. Next Colorado Springs meeting: Wed., July 12. Next Pueblo meeting: Wed., July 19.

Free "O.K." Screening Clinic for admission to a Shriner's Children's Hospital, every second Saturday of each month at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, at W. Pikes Peak Ave. and 33rd St. 632-3881 or 800/576-0658. For children with orthopaedic or burn-related problems. Next clinic: Sat., July 8, 10 a.m. to noon.

senior programs & activities

Exercise and Aging: Old Age Is No Place For Sissies, a presentation on the need for exercise with an emphasis on strength and flexibility programs at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free, 385-5933. Fri., July 7, 10-11:30 a.m.

Personal Safety and Awareness Class at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. $1 per session. Beginning Sat., July 8, 10-11 a.m.

S.A.F.E. 2000 (Seniors Against Fraud and Exploitation), an all-day forum featuring seminars on current scams, elder abuse, medicare fraud, Internet fraud, will, trust and estate planning, and using your local resources at the First Presbyterian Church Hansen Hall. 9-9:45 a.m., registration and breakfast. Free, 632-1521. Thurs., July 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Legal Counseling provided by Colorado Legal Services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, from 2-4 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month. Appointments required., 385-5933.

Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., offering classes in Chi Kung, T'ai Chi, fitness, dance, finance, art and more, as well as group dinners, educational, health, beauty, transportation and meal services. Call 520-6471.

Summer Art Classes in Impressionism and Portraiture, with instructor Sunnie Ford, at the Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 578-6808. $25. For people over 50. Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Billiard Society, playing in the Fountain Valley Senior Center Pool Room, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free, 520-6471. Pool Room open Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bingo, sponsored by Walmart, every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free, 520-6471.

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 help with new programs at the 10th Anniversary Cherry Creek Arts Festival, July 1-3. 303/355-ARTS or www.cherryarts.org.

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.

Colorado Springs Veterans Affairs Clinic, 25 N. Spruce, seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities. Call 800/806-4718 Ext. 3180.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Featuring: On the Town, July 11; Sunset Boulevard, July 18; Billy Budd, July 25.

Tesla: Lost in Thought, an original work on the life of Nikola Tesla, the genius and inventor whose work in Colorado Springs started 100 years ago, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Stage production will be followed by the world premier of Tripping the Light Electric, a short film about Tesla's Colorado Springs work. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m., $12. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., $15. Sun., 2 p.m., $12. Call 444-0884. through July 29.


Learning

Financial Freedom for Single Parents, three days of free consultations hosted by Pinnacle Financial Concepts. Call 260-9800 to make an appointment. Fri.-Sat., July 7-8, Sun., July 10.

100 Years on Pikes Peak, a "then and now" slide program hosted by Steve Jennings, assistant professor of geology and environmental studies at UCCS. At the East Library, 5550 Union Blvd. Free, 531-6333 x. 2335. Wed., July 12, 7 p.m.

Classes at the Center at Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Includes "Spiritual Quest" on July 14-15; "Enneangram I" on July 10-13; "Women in Scripture" on Aug. 15, 9-11 a.m. Fees vary. Call 473-6184.

First Festival of Myth and Psyche, a Colorado College. On Friday, July21 at 7 p.m.: opening lecture with Jungian analyst Betty De Shong Meador discussing "The Carved-Out Ground Plan of Heaven and Earth" in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $5, 531-0343. On Sat., July 22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Workshops in Packard Hall including "Images of the Divine in Neolithic and Bronze Age Mesopotamia," "Ancient Greek Images of the Feminine," "Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess," "Comparing the Goddesses" and "In Search of the Holy Grail." $55-$70, pre-registration required, 531-0343.

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.


Literary Events

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.

Victoria Helm, facilitating Charting Your Life's Course: Personal Mapoing Workshop at Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Drive East., 637-8282. Fri., July 7, 7 p.m.

Tsuneo and Toyomi Yamazaki, facilitators for Master Ryuko Okawa's Guideposts to Happiness, presenting a meditation and seminar at Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Drive East., 637-8282. Sat., July 8, 2 p.m.

Harry Potter Pajama Party at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Books on sale at midnight. Cake, a wandering magician and raffles for prizes and gift certificates will be part of the free event. Fri., July 7, 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Harry Potter Extravaganza at the Citadel Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Drive East, 637-8282. Also at the Briargate Barnes & Nobel, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960 and the Pueblo Barnes & Noble, 4300 N. Freeway, 719/542-0698. Harry Potter IV goes on sale at midnight, July 8. Store will stay open from midnight until 1 a.m.; coffee, contests, games and giveaways will also be offered. Sat., July 8, midnight to 1 a.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

"The Guitar Man" Mike Deasy performing a '50s concert at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Free, 684-9148. Fri., July 7, 7 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.

Chad Brock at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Doors at 4 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., July 13.

Lost Creek 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., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

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 Lost Creek on Sun., July 16.

Dakota Blond playing eclectic folk at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., July 28, 7:30 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 July 5: works by Mozart and Schoenberg. On July 10: works by Britten, Rossini, Chopin and Brahms.

Colorado College Festival Orchestra Concerts in Packard Hall on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. On July 11: works by Rossini, Copland and Mozart conducted by Christopher Wilkins.

Fountain Creek Brass Band performing free concerts in Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Next concert: Thurs., July 6, 7 p.m.

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.

jazz & swing

All That! Quartet hosted by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at the Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave. $4-$6, 684-2429. Sun., July 9, 2-5 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. July 11, Mary Anne Moore Quartet.

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. July 12, Dave Rucker Trio in Mountain Shadows Park.

Hot Tomatoes hosting a big band dance to benefit the Dickson Performing Arts Center at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $35-$40, 687-5284. Sat., July 22, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

Festival Fridays every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. On July 7: Tiny Barge and the Big Chill. On: July 14, Chupacabra.

Annual Honors Concert, performed by the Colorado College Summer Music Festival students in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $5, 389-6607. Sun., July 9, 3 p.m.

Summer Fine Arts Series at the Chapel Hills Mall food court. On Tues., July 11: bluegrass by Lost Creek.

reggae

Hugh Borde and his steel drum band performing reggae and island music outside on Colorado College's Armstrong Quad, just northeast of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Thurs., July 6, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Anthrax, Color Insane and Throat Culture at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $13, 800/965-4827. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., July 7, 9 p.m.

Union Underground at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5.94, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., July 11, 9 p.m.

Kiss Army at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Tickets subject to service charge.Thurs., July 13, 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 or 800/965-4827. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., July 29, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra performing a two-set, four-hour show at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., July 30, 8 p.m.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

Foreigner with Kansas and Badfinger at Falcon Stadium Grounds at the Air Force Academy. $25, 227-1359. Sun., Aug. 13, noon to 6 p.m.

Cheap Trick at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, www.ticketweb.com or 800/965-4827. Tickets subject to service charge. Aug. 10, 8 p.m.

Raves & Alternative Events

AEIOU, an event with Brian James, DJ Damon and DJ Darcy, produced by A & E and Phuture Productions, 303/575-1604. Sat., July 8.

Karnavalektrik Kandee Land, a celestial charity ball benefiting the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation at the City Auditorum, 221 Kiowa St. Featuring live music by Last Supper, Dirtnap and Smack (presented by Moonshadow); tarot readers, exhibitionists, fire eaters, artists, jugglers, jesters, freaks, komix spewers and much more. $10-$13, come in costume, $5, 719/476-5717. Thurs., July 13, 8:30 p.m.

Rave on the Rocks featuring Paul Oakenfold, BT and Aphrodite at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. Produced by 93.3 KTCL, Together Productions and Clear Channel Concerts. $25, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 21, 5:30 p.m.

Funktions, an outdoor event produced by Basic Raves every Friday night 40 min. south of Denver. Begins before sunset. Bring only sweater or jacket, water and joy. Call 303/575-1232 or check out http://www.basicraves.com/index for ticket and location information.


Performances

Comedy

Doug Stanhope at Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707. Thurs., July 6, 8 p.m., $5; Fri., July 7, 8. and 10:30 p.m., $7; Sat., July 8, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m, Sun., July 9, 8 p.m., $5.

Dance

Colorado College Alumni Dancers performing original works at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $2-$5, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., July 14-15, 8 p.m.

Theater

1776 by Springs Community Theater at Wasson High School auditorium, 2115 Afton Way, a fund raiser for the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center. $20, 50% of which is tax-deductible; call 596-8443 or 533-1571. Fri.-Sat., July 7-8, 7:30 p.m.

Tesla: Lost in Thought, an original work on the life of Nikola Tesla, the genius and inventor whose work in Colorado Springs started 100 years ago, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Stage production will be followed by the world premier of Tripping the Light Electric, a short film about Tesla's Colorado Springs work. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m., $12. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., $15. Sun., 2 p.m., $12. Call 444-0884. July 5-29.

Flying Words Project offering poetry and drama performances by the Deaf Studies Program in Armstrong Hall, 389-6607. Fri., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

24 Hours and Something Original, a parody on television and its writers, performed by the Pikes Peak College Masquers at the Mainstage Theatre on the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 540-7418. $5-$10. Fri.-Sat., July 14-29, 8 p.m. Matinee on Sun., July 23, 2 p.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.

auditions

El Centro Su Teatro and the Arvada Center, Denver, holding auditions for the children's production of ...And Now Miguel, Sept. 28-Nov. 30. Experienced performers over 18 needed. Prepare a one-and-a-half minute monologue and 16 bars of an up-tempo song in Spanish or English, headshot and resume recommended. Appointment only, 303/431-3080 ext. 3471. Mon., July 10, 7-10 p.m. Mon., July 17, 7-10 p.m.

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale holding auditions for children ages 7-10 for the training choir on July 24, and young high schoolers who sing tenor or bass for the Summit Ensemble on Aug, 2. Call 633-3562 for an appointment.


Recreation

Adult recreation

20th annual Rolling River Raft Race, down the Arkansas River from the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Homemade, creative rafts encouraged. Call 719/549-2364 for raft specs, entries are accepted as late as race day. Free admission with $3 parking fee. Live music and dance with the Southern Comfort Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $4-$5. Sat., July 8.

Return of the Claw, a lecture about wild animal reintroductions with Della Garell of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and former Park Ranger Alexis Watts at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Free with $2 park entrance fee, reservations required, 719/748-3253. Sat., July 8, 1 p.m.

Richard Petty Driving Experience, a chance to drive or ride in a 600-horsepower Winston Cup-style stock car at the Pikes Peak International Raceway. Reservations required, 800/BEPETTY. Fees and times vary. July 8-11 and 13-16.

Mountain Llama Walks in Williams Canyon, offered by Cave of the Winds, 685-5444 Ext. 24. $6, or free with admission of Discovery Tour. Sat., July 8 and 22, 10 a.m.

Timberline Wildflower Hike on Pikes Peak. Bring sturdy shoes, warm clothes, rain gear, sunscreen, lunch and water. For adults and kids 12 and older who are able to hike 1-2 miles at 12,000-13,000 feet. Free, reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., July 8, 8 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

Summer Sky Party at Fox Run Regional Park in Black Forest. Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will provide powerful telescopes and guidance for viewing summer constellations, stars and other celestial objects. Free, reservations required, 520-6387. Fri., July 9-11 p.m.

Hikes and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. Canine Walk along Fountain Creek Regional Trail on Fri., July 7, 7-8 p.m. Summer Moon Hike at Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Fri., July 14, 8-9:30 a.m.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Bear Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. "Rattlers!" on Sun., July 9, 1:30-3 p.m.; "Camping with your Canine" on Sat., July 15, 1-2 p.m.

Run for Hope, a 5k run to benefit the Memorial Hospital Cancer Center Circle of Hope Fund. Begins at the Memorial Park Velodrome. $15-$20 includes t-shirt, water and prizes for top finishers. Call Suzie at 365-6707 or Theresa at 365-6734. Sat., July 15, 8 a.m.

Bike rides along the new Santa Fe Trail. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Full Moon Mountain Biking along the Santa Fe Trail through Palmer Lake from the Baptist Road trailhead. Helmets, water, head and taillights required. Thurs., July 13, 8-10 p.m.

Programs at Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, 685-5444, Ext. 24. $6, Reservations required. Moonlight Hike, Sat., July 15, 7:30 p.m.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "A Big Day for Bugs" on Sat., July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Rolypoly Close Up" on Sun., July 16, 1-3 p.m.

S-CAP Escape 250, a series of single day loop bike rides from Monument Colorado benefiting the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Riders are expected to obtain at least $500 in donations. $90 registration fee includes camping, jersey, meals and ride snacks. Call 578-9092 for registration information. Thurs.- Sun., Aug. 17-20.

youth recreation

Nature Adventures, a program for kids accompanied by an adult at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Featuring nature stories, hands-on activities and/or discovery time on the trail. Free, reservations required, 520-6745. Wed., July 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Terrific Trees.

Youth Summer Sports Camps held by Colorado Springs Parks and Rec. Baseball at Goose Gossage Sports Complex, July 10-14. Volleyball in Memorial Park, July 10-14. In-Line Hockey at Memorial Park, $50, July 10-14. Basketball at Wasson High, July 17-21. Football in Memorial Park, July 24-28. Call 385-5981 for registration info.

Buddy Soccer, pairing kids with special needs with friends and volunteers. $35 per athlete (ages 5-13), "buddies" free. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 17 through August 21. Call 385-5981.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against the Iowa Cubs: Fri.-Sat., July 7-8, 6:05 p.m.; Sun., July 9, 12:35 p.m.

Basketball Congress International's National Tournament featuring the top youth teams from all over the country, with such alma maters as Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone, and WNBA stars Lisa Leslie, Angela Aycock and Niesa Johnson, at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Clune Arena. Girls' tournament (for ages 14 to 18) on July 16-20. Boys' tournament (for ages 14 to 18) on July 24-29. Admission: $5/day. Call 333-2116 for more.


Special Events

Walking Tour of Downtown Colorado Springs with author Elaine Freed, discussing architecture and the role of historic buildings in a modern city. Begins at the Penrose Library Courtyard, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 471-3454. Thurs., July 6, 6:30 p.m.

Good Old Summertime Ice Cream Social in Soda Springs Park at the west end of Manitou Springs. Live music provided by the Little London Winds. $1 per scoop, 685-5089. Wed., July 12, 5-8 p.m.

Climber's Benefit for Breast Cancer Research featuring John Middendorf and Bobbi Bensman at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5 admission, $5 raffle tickets, 633-0732. Thurs., July 13, 6 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Star Party with astronomer Bill Dexter at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Dexter will show you constellations and planetary movements in a spectacular setting. Free, reservations required, 719/748-3253. Fri., July 7, 8:30-10 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.

Second annual Gold Nugget Children's Race at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Registration fee. Sat., July 8, 10, 9-11 a.m.

Harry Potter Pajama Party at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Books on sale at midnight. Cake, a wandering magician and raffles for prizes and gift certificates will be part of the free event. Fri., July 7, 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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.

Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci. $19.50-$23.50, 576-2626. July 9, 2 and 6 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

RockyGrass, the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival, in Lyons, CO. Featuring the Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Blue Highway, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, John Hartford String Band, among many others. 800/624-2422. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day pass: $90. July 28-30.

Tenth annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO, featuring David Crosby, Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler, Catie Curtis, Willie Porter, Kelly Joe Phelps, among many others. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day passes: $90, 800/624-2422. Aug. 18-20.

Iris Dement at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $20-$23, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 21, 6 p.m.

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

Steve Earle at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $22.50, 800/965-4827. Mon., July 31, 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

Genuine Jazz in July festival in Breckenridge, CO. Featuring Spike Robinson, Nelson Rangell, Dotsero, Laura Newman and A.O.A., Bryan Savage, Nestor Torres, Joseph Vincelli and Andrew Woolfolk. $12-$29, 888/355-6235. Fri.-Sun., July 7-9.

Joshua Bell performing An Evening of the Gypsy Violin, at Harris Concert Hall, Aspen. $40, 970/925-9042. Sun., July 9, 8 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.

13th annual Strings in the Mountains, a festival of music in Steamboat Spring, CO. Features Terrance Simien and The Mallet Boys on July 7, $20; 3 Jammin' Gents on July 11, $20; Natalie MacMaster on July 14, $28; Riders in the Sky on July 18, $20; Four Bitchin' Babes on July 21, $20; Jaka on July 25; Willie and LoBo on July 28, $20; Tim Weisberg on Aug. 4, $22; New Grange on Aug. 9, $24. As well as a slew of classical music. Call 970/879-5056 for more.

dance

Robert Moses'Kin, in Irey Theater at CU Boulder. Part of the Colorado Dance Festival. $18, 303/442-7666. Thurs- Sat., July 6-8, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 9, 7 p.m.

Mabiba Baegne and Fred Simpson performing West African dance in Irey Theater at CU Boulder. Part of the Colorado Dance Festival. $1-$7, 303/440-0053. Sat., July 8, 1 p.m.

Lovesickness: Freud, Blood and Moving Pictures performed by the Rosanna Gamson Dance Co. in Irey Theater at CU Boulder. Part of the Colorado Dance Festival. $18, 303/442-7666. Thurs- Sat., July 13-15, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 16, 7 p.m.

Joffery Ballet of Chicago at the Aspen District Theater, Aspen. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. $18-$48, 800/905-3315. July 13-16, 8 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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

All at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 6, 7 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.

Filth Industry with Burn Circuit at Heimmie's Pub, Denver. 21+ July 7.

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.

Pre-Warped Tour featuring Drunk Fest, Fast Action Revolver, King Rat, Mudstack and High Moctane at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Sat., July 8, 7 p.m.

Vans Warped Tour featuring NOFX, Suicide Machines, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Green Day, The Donnas, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Lunachicks and a bunch more at the Adams County Fairgrounds, Brighton, CO. $24.95, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 9, 12:30 p.m.

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.

Amazing Crowns at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Tues., July 11, 8 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.

Goldfinger with Eve6 at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 14, 8 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.

16 Horsepower at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $7-$8, 800/965-4827. Tues., July 18.

Catherine Wheel with Tracy Bonham at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 21, 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.

King Diamond at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $17, 800/965-4827. Wed., July 26, 8 p.m.

The Iguanas at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 28, 8 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.

Dandy Warhols at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Sat., July 29, 7 p.m.

D'Angelo at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $49-$79, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 1, 7:30 p.m.

Deftones at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800-965-4827. Tues., Aug. 1, 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.

Bruce Cockburn at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $29, 520-9090. Mon., Aug 7, 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.

At the Drive In, at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.

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

Doobie Brothers with 38 Special at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Fri., Aug 11, 8 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.

K.D. Lang at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $46, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 16, 9 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..

Tracy Chapman at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Who at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.50-$128.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29-39, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25,.

Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$88.50, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

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

Further Festival 2000, featuring The Other Ones with Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bruce Hornsby; and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31.50-$36.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.

Sports

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-777. Against the San Jose Earthquakes: Sat., July 8, 7 p.m. Against the Dallas Burn: Wed., July 12, 7 p.m.

theater

The Blue Room, by David Hare, at the Phoenix Theater, Denver. $20, 303/860-9360. Fri.-Sat., through July.

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.

Swingtime Canteen presented by Denver Center Attractions, in the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29-$34; 800/641-1222. Runs indefinitely.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change in the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29-$34; 800/641-1222. Opens June 29, runs indefinitely.

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