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Art Shows and Galleries

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

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. Artist demonstrations every weekend; On July 15, woodcarving by Georgia Dayhoff.

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; Clayprints, clay monographs by gallery members and invited guests, July 21 through Aug. 6; Receptions are typically held the Friday that the shows open, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 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, 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, through Aug. 27.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring 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.

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.

Pikes Peak Library District exhibits. At the East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd.: an exhibit of oil paintings by Donald T. Pillar, through July. At the Penrose Public Library: an exhibit calligraphy presented by the Summit Scribes Calligraphy Society through July. At the Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1791-D S. 8th St: Louis Armstrong Memorabilia through July 31.

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.

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, opening through July 17. 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, through August.

arts events and programs

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.

Tango Dance with Tango de los Fuentes at Oddfellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Quickie lesson at 7 p.m. sharp. $5, Brian at 635-1754. Mon., July 17, 7-10:30 p.m.

Intensive summer drama classes offered by the Colorado Actors' Theater at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Section I for ages 10 to 13, $150, runs Mon.-Fri., July 17-28, 9 a.m. to noon. Section II for ages 14 and up, $200, runs Mon.-Fri., July 17-28, 1-5 p.m. Call 444-0884 for more.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with metal sculptor Edith Nelson from her arts studio, and a review of Twelfth Night by the TheaterWorks Shakespeare Festival. Sat., July 15, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., July 18, 10:30 p.m.

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.

call for entries

Art Committee Meeting, determining art to be displayed in Pikes Peak Library District Branches. Interested artists should bring 5 representative pieces to the East Library Meeting Room, 5550 N. Union Blvd, on Wed., July 26. Art should be dropped off between 10 a.m. and noon and picked up between 5-5:30 the same day. Call 531-6333 ext. 1202.

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 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 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

Your Voice -- Your Vote, a packet containing complete voting information, from the League of the Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region. Available at all El Paso County libraries and Election Dep't. Offices.

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 Sat., July 15, PetCo near World Arena. On Sat., July 22: PetsMart at the Citadel Crossing. On Sat. July 29, PetsMart in Briargate on Woodman Rd.

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.

clubs & organizations

Organzation of Westside Neighbors (O.W.N.) town meeting discussing the Midland/Hwy. 24 Westside corridor plan, Adelphia Cable westside generator proposal, proposed Colorado Ave. sign ordinance, Promontory Park update and Citizen Forum. At West Middle School, 20th Street and Pikes PEak Ave. Sallie Clark at 471-4740. Thurs., July 13, 7-9 p.m.

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.

Pueblo Chess Club Tournament at Barnes & Noble, 4300 N. Freeway in Pueblo, 719/542-0698. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., games begin at 10. All skill levels welcome. Sat., July 15.

Pro-Choice Coalition of Colorado Springs meeting, with guest speaker Rev. Robert Hewitt discussing "Why Men Feel Compelled to Make Decisions for Women" at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon. July 17, 7 p.m.

Colorado Archeological Society monthly meeting at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard St. This month: Dick Bratton, volunteer coordinator for American Discovery Trails and Mayor of Green Mountain Falls discussing the Ute Pass Corridor. Free, 633-2591. Tues., July 18, 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.

George Lardner, Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post, speaking at the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. Sposored by the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team. Lardner won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his reporting of the 1992 murder of his daughter, Kristin, by a stalker. Lardner will address the shortcomings, improvements and enforcement of the laws concerning stalking. Free, 444-7813. Wed., July 19, 6:30-9 p.m.

health & healing

Inspirational Evenings with Adrienne Wentworth, a series of four seminars with the Master Spiritual healer and teacher at Celebration, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $10, 487-8095. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. First seminar on July 18: Walking the Path of the True Spiritual Journey.

Introduction to Feng Shui, a free class with Debra Witte at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Tues., July 18, 6:30 p.m.

Radon Workshop for homeowners discussing radon risk, testing, and mitigation. At the Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Free, registration required. Call Albert Trujillo, 477-1714. Wed., July 19, 7-8:30 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 26. Next Pueblo meeting: Wed., July 19.

Politics & civic activism

Ice Cream Social with Ed Raye, candidate for House District 17, in Memorial Park, on the west side of Prospect Lake by the swimming beach. Free. Sat., July 22, 3 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Intergenerational Day committee needed to plan a celebration for the new October 1 holiday. 9-week program at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free, 385-5933. Wednesdays through Aug. 30, 9:30-11 a.m.

S.A.F.E. 2000 (Seniors Against Fraud and Exploitation). See Forums and Discussions catagory for more.

Financial Needs of Retirees, a presentation at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free, 385-5933. Thurs., July 20, 10-11 a.m.

Tour of Independent Senior Housing, an educational tour of Palmer Park Gardens, Fountain Gardens and the Audubon Garden Apartments, followed by lunch (at your own expense) at a local restaurant. $6, RSVP to Aimee Palmer, 385-6972. Tues., July 25, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

55 Alive! Senior Driving Course, sponsored by AARP. All Colorado insurance agencies must give a discount to anyone who has completed the course. Registration required, 800/253-2017 or 385-5933. Thurs.-Fri., July 27-28, 8 a.m. to noon.

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.

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

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

Canine Companions for Independence seeking volunteers to raise a service-dog puppy during their first year, as well as helping with fundraising and events. CCI is a nonprofit that provides service dogs and support to people with disabilities. Call 260-6151.

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 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

Love at the Movies, a series of films representing Hollywood's take on romance, followed by discussions with G film critic Warren Epstein. Thursdays from 1:30-4 p.m. at the downtown PPCC campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak. $10 per film, includes Epstein's guide to the 50 most romantic films of all time. Registration, 540-7224. July 13: A Little Romance. July 20: Sleepless in Seattle.

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., July 29, 6 p.m., with Barton Fink by Joel and Ethan Coen. 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: Sunset Boulevard, July 18; Billy Budd, July 25; The Bridge on the River Kwai.

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.


Learning

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.

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.

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., July 20, 7 p.m. "Material Culture of the Ute Indians" a slide-illustrated lecture. On


Literary Events

Great Books Discussions at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill on Thurs., July 13, 6:45-9 p.m.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry open mike featuring Price Strobridge at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimmaron. Free, readers and listeners welcome. Tues., July 18, 7:30 p.m.

No Permit Required, a free (and legal) poetry reading in fromt of the Fourth District Judicial Court, 20 E. Vermijo Ave. Free, readers and listeners welcome. Thurs., July 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Poet Tony Moffeit reading at the Open Mic Poetry and Prose session at the Pueblo Barnes and Noble, 4300 Freeway. Free, 719/542-0698. Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m.

Wine and Words, an open mike literary reading at Wines of Colorado, 8045 W. Hwy. 24 in Cascade. Free, readers and listeners welcome. Sun., July 30, 5-7 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 Lost Creek on Sun., July 16. Features Mike Walker on Sun., Aug. 20.

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.

Carolyn Cruso playing the dulcimer at Poor Richards, 320 N. Tejon. Free, 632-7721. Tues., July 18, 8 p.m.

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

Fountain Creek Brass Band performing free concerts in Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Next concert: Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m.

US Bank Summer Symphony Series, free outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. with the Colorado Springs Symphony, 633-4611. On July 21: Monument Valley Park. On July 29: Broadmoor Valley Park.

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

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. On July 18, Barry Wedgle Trio.

Dave Curtis Trio at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., July 15, 9 p.m.

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 19, Dennis Bueno's Salsa Jazz Band in Acacia Park. July 26, Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis in Bear Creek 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 14, Chupacabra. July 21: Wallace Cotton and the Royals.

Summer Fine Arts Series at the Chapel Hills Mall food court. On Tues., July 18: Mango fan Django.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Jesse Cotton Stone at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., July 21.

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.

Big Jim Slade at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., July 29.

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.

KILO Summer RockFest with Three Doors Down, 8 Stops 7, One Way Ride, Fu Manchu and more at Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd. $9.43-$24, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 4, 5 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.

music announcements

Louis Armstrong Memorabilia on display at the Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1791-D S. 8th St. Through July 31.

Raves & Alternative Events###Carrie!!! new subcategory *****

Karnavalektrik Kandee Land, a celestial charity ball benefiting the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation at the City Auditorum, 221 E. 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.

The Love Parade, a house/techno/dance/trance music event and hair show at the Underground, 112 N. Nevada Ave., 633-0590. Free for those wearing flowers or bringing a non-perishable food item. Thurs., July 13, 9 p.m.

Groove Premier Rave produced by Little People at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. 18 and up show. Featuring the DJs in the film: Dmitri, Gavin Hardkiss, Curious George, Wish FM and Joseph Newman. $17. Go to http://jbotics.iwarp.com. Fri., July 14, 10 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.

Gathering, produced by A & E and Phuture Productions, 303/575-1604. Sat., July 29.

Lunar Cascades, a house music event produced by Polar Syndicate and Space Dub Studios every other Thursday this summer at Club Variety in Stratmoor Valley. 21+. $5, 392-0111.

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

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

Twelfth Night performed by TheaterWorks in the Festival Tent at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free or $15 reserved, 262-3232. Tuesdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m. July 13-30.

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.

The Wiz, performed by the Acting Workshop, a young actors performing group at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $10, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., July 21-22, 8 p.m. Sun., July 23, 3 p.m.

American Dream and Zoo Story, two plays by Edward Albee, perfromed by Colorado College alumni Amy Brooks, Chris Burns, Jane Fromme, Dee Baker and Brian Taylor in Armstrong Theater, on the northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $2-$4, 389-6607. Wed.-Fri., July 26-28, 8 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. Through July 29.

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.

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 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

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.

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 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 22, 10 a.m.

Hikes and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. Summer Moon Hike at Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Fri., July 14, 8-9:30 a.m. Foothills Wildflower Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Sat., July 22, 10-11:30 a.m.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Bear Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. "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.

Palmer Trail Moonlight Hike in North Cheyenne Cañon with Friends on Foot. For adults and kids 10 and older. Bring water, raingear, jacket, sturdy shoes and snacks. Free, reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., July 15, 7:30-10 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; "Winged Visitors to Williams Canyon", featuring Diana Miller of the Raptor Center presenting a live owl, hawk and falcon.

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.

Women's Distance Festival 5K Run beginning in North Monument Valley Park. $15-$20, 570-1008. Register at Runner's Roost or at race. Sat., July 22, 7:30 a.m.

Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness program, at Patty Jewett Golf Course. $33.50 with an optional $16.50 lunch and cart fee. Call Carol Hughes at 576-2060 or Carlene Decker, 598-6337. Thurs., July 27, 7:30 a.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

Orienteering 101, a workshop to learn more about the fundamentals of hiking, wildlife and nature study, compass and map use, including a one-mile hike. $6, reservations required, 685-5444. Wed. July 19, 9:30 a.m.

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

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.

NAPA AutoCare 250 featuring NASCAR Busch Grand National Series and Jensen 150 NASCAR RE/MAX Challenge Series, at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$45, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sat., July 21-22.


Special Events

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.

Tasting Fair with prizes, samples and the Mamma Jamma Blues Band at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Free. Sat., July 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show at the Masonic Hall, 1150 Panorama Dr. Featuring the first public exhibition of the Titanothere skull found in the Pawnee National Grasslands by Pat Ervin, who will present a program at 11 a.m. Saturday. $3-$1.50, 636-2978. Sat.-Sun., July 15-16.

ForestEdge Gardens Open House, 12285 Lindsey Lane, Black Forest. Visit one of our area's best known gardens. Call 535-7457 for invitation and directions. Private tours also available. Sat.-Sun., July 15-16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full Moon Ritual held by Earth Spirit Pagans in the Grove in Monument Valley Park (directly west of Boddington Soccer field at the north end of the park). $1 suggested donation, non-perishable food and clothing is being collected for the needy. Sun., July 16, 6:30-9 p.m. Will be held on July 18 in case of inclement weather.

Annual Water Garden Society Pond Tour featuring approximately 20 ponds in Black Forest, Monument and Colorado Springs. Self-guided. Call Betty 597-1504 for more information. Free map pick up in the Wasson High School south parking lot, corner of Constitution and Afton Way, Sat.-Sun. July 22-23. 8:30-1 p.m.

Women's Story Gathering, providing opportunities for storytelling, networking, reflections, prayer-rituals and sharing experiences at the Franciscan Center at Mount St. Francis, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Free, please bring salad, bread or a dessert to share. Registration required, Call Sister Marilyn Uhing at 598-5486 x. 7739. This month's theme: Feast of Mary Magdala, A Celebration of Woman's Leadership Role in the Church. Sat., July 22, 2-4 p.m.

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. through 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.


Youth and Family Events

Xi-Khan Science Fiction and Gaming Convention at the Ramada Inn North, I-25 and Fillmore. Guests of honor include P.D. Cacek and J. Robert Daniels. Call Penny Tegen at 597-5259. July 14-16.

Lone Feather Indian Council 30th annual Pow Wow, at the Ft. Carson Field House. Traditional dancing and drumming, as well as crafts, food, and more. $3-$4, or $7 for a weekend pass, kids under 6 free. Seating is limited, bring lawn chairs. Sat.-Sun., July 15-16, 10 a.m.

El Paso County Fair on the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan, 575-8690. Tues.-Sun., July 25-30. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. $2-$5.

Little Insect on the Prairie, an educational program presented by the Nature Conservancy of Colorado at the Bohart Ranch, 20 miles. east of Colorado Springs. $10, kids under 12 free. Register with Jody at 303/444-2985 x1009. Sat., July 22, 8 a.m. to 2 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.

Generation Celebration 2000, a musical variety show presented by the members, alumnae, families and friends of Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. Proceeds benefit the Sisters of the Monastery. $5-$7, 633-0655. Sat., Aug 5, 8 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Folkathon 2000 Denver City Folk Festival, featuring five stages of pickin', singin' and dancin' presented by the Swallow Hill Music Association. $6, folks under 18 free, 303/777-1003. Sat., July 15, 11 a.m.

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.

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

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

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$70.50. Wed., July 26, 7:30 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.

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 30.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Ogden Theater, Denver, $32.50-$35, 800/965-4827. Wed., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Buena Vista Social Club presenting Omara Portuondo at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 23.

Classical & jazz music

13th annual Strings in the Mountains, a festival of music in Steamboat Spring, CO. 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.

2000 Telluride Jazz Celebration, 888-827-8081. Features Orchestra L Mocerna Tradicion and The Dirty Dozen on Friday. Herbie Mann and Jasil Brazz, Ernie Watts Quintet, Stefon Harris Quartet, and more on Saturday. Bobby Watson & Horizon, Cyrus Chesnut Trio, Rebecca Parris Quintet, and more on Sunday. One-day pass: $30-$45. Three-day pass: $100-$155. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 4-6.

Waldemar Bastos at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 23, 6 p.m.

Mighty Clouds of Joy at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $20-$23, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 31, 6 p.m

Montreaux Jazz Festival featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, Joe Sample and George Duke at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. On sale June 3, noon. $ TBA, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.

comedy

Trilogy, a comedy of 3, performed by A.C.E. at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $12, reservation strongly suggested, 303/399-6375. Sat., July 15, 11 p.m.

Hollywood Attacks, an improvisational sketch comedy revue by Undead Jugfish at the Denver Civic Theater, Denver, 303/595-3800. $10 with a two drink minimum. Kids welcome. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., through Aug. 5, and Aug. 16-Sep. 6.

dance

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.

Ballet Victor Ullate de Madrid performing as part of the Vail Dance Festival in the Ford Amphitheater, Vail. $10-$85, 970/476-2918. Thurs.-Sat., July 20-22.

La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance in the Cabaret Room of the Silvertree Hotel, Aspen. $20-$35, 800/905-3315. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. July 20-23, 8 p.m.

A Children's Rainforest Odyssey performed by the Aspen Ballet Company in the Aspen Distric Theater, Aspen. $10-$20, 800/905-3315. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. Sat., July 22, 4 and 6 p.m. Sun., July 23, 4 and 6 p.m.

Manolete, a gypsy flamenco dancer performing with La Rosa Flamenco Theater at the Ford Amphitheater, Vail. $TBA, 970/476-2918. Sun., July 23, 2:30 p.m.

film

2000 Latino Film Series on the lawn at El Centro su Teatro, Denver. Bring a chair or blanket. Films begin at dusk, around 8:30 or 9 p.m.Free, 303/296-0219. On July 13: Men with Guns, in Spanish with English subtitles. On July 20: Romero, in English with Spanish subtitles.

literary events

Neruda Festival, celebrating Latino Literacy through poetry and featuring Alurista, Lorna Dee Cervantes and Rudy Gonzales at El Centro su Teatro, Denver. $10, 303/296-0219. July 15-16, 6-10 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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

Pat Benatar at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29, 520-9090. 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.

My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $14-$16, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 16, 8 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.

Brian Setzer Orchestra with Brethren Fast at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sun., July 30, 7:30 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.

Wu-Tang Clan at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 8, 7:30 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..

Incubus with Static X at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $26, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 22, 7 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.

Destination New Orleans Acura Music Festival featuring Dr. John, John Fogerty, Aaron Neville and The Groove Hawgs at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $21-$61, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 3, 6 p.m.

Def Leppard in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 14.

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Stone Temple Pilots and Fishbone at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$41, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Brian Wilson and the Arapahoe Symphony performing Pet Sounds at Magness Arena, Denver. $33-$73, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16.

Phish at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. On sale Aug. 12. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 27.

Santana with Everlast at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $59-$29, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Counting Crows with Live at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$44.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5.

NEW DATE! Neil Young with the Pretenders at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $35-$85, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 19-20.

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. SEVEN

Victor Historic House and Building Tour, including the Swedish Eveangelical Lutheran Church, the Colorado Trading and Transfer building and three houses. Sponsored by the Victor Heritage Society. $5, 689-9722. Sun., July 16, 1-4 p.m.

theater

The Blue Room, by David Hare, at the Phoenix Theater, Denver. $20, 303/860-9360. Fr.-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. Through July 29.

OT, by Clay Nichols at the Denver Civic Theater, Denver. World premier. $12-$15, 303/595-3800. Through Aug. 5.

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