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Art Shows and Galleries

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Clayprints, clay monographs by gallery members and invited guests, through Aug. 6.

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, through Aug. 24.

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 Senior Center Gallery, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. Featuring paintings by Linda Lloyd Thomas, through Aug. 31.

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, through Aug. 8.

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.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Nudes and Foods, works by Diane Cornish, through September. Opening reception: Aug. 3, 5-7:30 p.m.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Colors of Experience, works by Jacek Roch Howacki, Eliza Szabo and Brad Bez. Opening reception: Aug. 9, 4-7:30.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Saints, Sinners and Symbols, glass art by liturgical artists Dani and Michael Greer, through Aug. 24.

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.

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, through August.

arts events and programs

15th annual Czechoslovakian Dance at the International Polka Club, 2422 Busch Ave. Sponsored by the Czechoslovakian American Social and Cultural Society, 475-2497. Sat. July 29., 5 p.m.

Crafts in the Park, a fundraiser for the Old Colorado City Historical Society. In Bancroft Park, 24th Street and Colorado Ave. Sat. July 29, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HyperArtivity, a mixer for art lovers, with a cash bar, live music and food at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $4 includes gallery admission, 634-5583. Thurs., Aug. 3, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in The Acacia Park Apartments, northeast corner of Tejon and Platte. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug 5, 8 p.m.

CANS Festival, featuring sculpture created with non-perishable food items, to benefit Care & Share. Vote for your favorite scupture, $1. On the lower level of the Citadel Mall, near Foley's. Through Aug. 6.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Peggy Shivers, local arts advocate and co-founder of the Shivers "Celebration" Concert series, and a review of the Colorado Opera Festival's production of Mozart's Magic Flute. Sat., July 29, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Aug. 1, 10:30 p.m.

15th annual Mountain Arts Festival, a juried arts and crafts show offering entertainment and food, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-8298. Free admission. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Color, Shapes and Power Composition with Carl Dalio, AWS, NWS, a workshop at he Cottonwood Art Academy, 27th St. and Colorado Ave., 520-1899. $175. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

call for entries

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.

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


Bulletin Board

announcements

Dreampower Animal Rescue, El Paso county's largest no-kill animal rescue organization, presenting adoption fairs at PetsMart, 2160 Southgate Road and Petco, 1750 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., near Target. 390-7838 or http://dreampower.arf.com. Next fair: Sat., July 29.

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 29, PetsMart in Briargate on Woodman Rd.

clubs & organizations

Pikes Squeakers, the Pikes Peak Clown Alley, holding their monthly meeting at Zeezo's Magic Castle, 3 E Bijou St. This month, face painting with Sparkle the Clown. Free, 593-8032 or email ClownAlley@cheerful.com. Thurs., July 27, 7 p.m.

Junior League of Colorado Springs, the area's oldest volunteer organization for women, holding a membership information night at the League office, 2914 Beacon St. 632-3855. Wed., Aug., 2, 6:30 p.m.

health & healing

The Myths of Aging -- Body Smarts IV, a program for gay and bi men, hosted by Fusion!. Features a film by Johnny Symons, Beauty Before Age: Growing Older in a Gay Culture. At All Souls Unitarian Church, 731 Cascade Ave. Free, Joseph at 578-9092. Thurs., July 27, 6:30-8:30 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., Aug. 9. Next Pueblo meeting: Wed., Aug. 2.

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. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. On Tues., July 25: The Power of Spiritual Healing and Protection. On Tues., Aug. 1: Dealing with Ghosts & Paranormal Experiences. On Tues., Aug. 8: Understanding the Death Process & Coping with Loss.

The Black Church Lights the Way 2000, an outreach program designed to educate church communities about HIV and AIDS prevention. Church services at 7:45 and 10:45 a.m. at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 635-4865. Free HIV testing available afterwards. Free and open to all. Sponsored by S-CAP, 578-9092. Sun. Aug. 6.

Politics & civic activism

Republican Candidates Forum with candidates in contested races, including Senate Distoric 10, Houes District 19, House district 22, Commissioner Districts 2, 3 and 4. Moderated by District Attorney Jeanne Smith. Public is welcome and encouraged to submit questions. $5 cover, includes light breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Reservations required, call Terri Carver at 261-6861. At the Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Dr. Sat., July 29, 8:30-11 a.m.

senior programs & activities

Understanding and Managing Depression in Older Persons with Dan Segal, Ph.D., Director of the CU Aging Center. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Wed., Aug. 2, 1-2 p.m.

Western Rodeo Roundup with former Miss Rodeo Colorado Kim Solberg and country musician Jim Hyatt. Learn about the history of rodeo. Attendees recieve free pass to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Tues., Aug 8., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Personal Safety & Awareness class with Bob Baker. Teaches self-defense techniques that all ages can use. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. $1, 385-5933. Sat., Aug. 12, 10-11 a.m.

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.

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

Golden Circle Nutrition Program offers a hot lunch daily to seniors 60 and older at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manitou Springs. $2. Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Fair on the Square in Palmer Square in front of the Antler's Adam's Mark, 4 S. Cascade. Featuring many local agencies and organizations providing volunteer information, live music by Metro Blues, prize giveaways, food and raffles. Free, 575-4342. Fri., Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers sought to help plan, contribute food and help serve a picnic lunch at the Housing Advocacy Coalition's Parade of Homeless 2000 on Sat., Aug. 12. Musicians and artists especially needed. Call 634-0738.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Film Society holding a "Great Directors Series" for viewing and discussing the best movies from some of the top directors of all time at Audio Visionaries, in the Mall at the Bluffs at Austin Bluffs and Academy. Starts Sat., 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: The Bridge on the River Kwai, Aug. 1.


Learning

Orientation to Cohousing meeting adressing sustainable living and voluntary simplicity with the Colorado Springs Cohousing group at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. 471-6611. Sun., July 29, 10 a.m.

Wild Cats of Colorado, a program about the elusive local animals at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Rd. $1.50 suggested donation. RSVP to 578-6146. Sun., July 30, 1:30 p.m.

Stratton Youth Leadership Program, for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades. During the week-long program students meet City Council members; leaders in law enforcement, social services, private industry and other community experts, as well as develop their own leadership skills. $250, 632-7000. Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4.

Colorado Sales Tax classes for owners and managers of businesses that sell tangible personal property, offered by the Colorado Department of Revenue. Free. In Colorado Springs: at the Regional Taxpayer Service Center in the Shops at the Bluffs, 3650 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 594-6730. Thurs., Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m. In Pueblo: at Security Service Federal Credit Union, 310 E. Abriendo. Reservations reccomended, 719/542-2920. Wed., Aug. 2, 2:30 p.m.

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, CO. Free with $2 park admission. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. On Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Hike with a Ranger. On Mon., Aug. 7, 8-10 p.m.: Night Skies for Kids. On Sat., Aug. 12, 7-9 p.m.: Let's Go Batty -- evening bat program.


Literary Events

Book sale by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District at the Cheyenne Mountain Branch, 1791-D S. 8th. St. Sat., July 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Young Poets Workshop for aspiring poets age 10 and up at McKinzey-White Bookshop, 4201 Centennial Blvd. Attendees will have the chance to work with a large variety of established poets. Free, 590-1700. Sat., July 29, 7-9 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 music at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. On Sun., July 30, 2 p.m.: fusion jazz group Jetstream.

Tempest playing celtic rock at Jack Quinn's, 22 S. Tejon. $5-$7, 385-0766. Thurs., July 27, 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.

David Welkie and Cowboy Celtic at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15-$18, 444-0884. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m.

Ruben Romero with the Katalina Fernandez Flamenco Dancers and Miguel Romero at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $24, 633-3471 or 719/542-1211. Sat., Aug 5, 8 p.m.

Tempa and the Tantrums playing "Bluebilly Cajun" at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Clarinetist Abby Raymond, of the Colorado Springs Symphony in recital at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Music Room, 30 West Dale St. Free, 634-5583. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 7 pm.

Little London Winds performing free concerts in Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Next concert: Mon. July 31, 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 29: Broadmoor Valley Park.

jazz & swing

Dotsero performing in front of the Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Free, part of the Palmer Center Concert Series. Fri., July 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jazz concert by Howard Alden as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Tickets: $15, $5 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Features work by composers Ofer Ben-Amots, David Crumb, Carlton Gamer, Juis Gonzales, Richard Lavenda, David Lamb. Sun., July 30, 3 p.m.

Bancroft Park Series presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies with Floyd Frame conducting. Midland Brass Band on Tuesdays, Aug. 1 and 15, 7-8 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 1: Mango Fan Django.

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. Aug. 2, Jacob Herald in George Fellows Park (at East Branch Library).

miscellaneous

Fourth annual New Music Symposium as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. $5, $2 with CC ID. Features work by composers Ofer Ben-Amots, David Crumb, Carlton Gamer, Juis Gonzales, Richard Lavenda, David Lamb, Jonathon Lee, Stephen Scott, Andrew Stiller & David Wohl. Performers include Susan Grace, Daryll Stevens, Robert Patterson and members of the Da Vinci quartet. Sat., July 29, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain States Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, a recorded broadcast of the final round on 88.7 FM KCME. Sun., July 30, noon to 3 p.m.

Vocal Arts Symposium as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts. Tickets: $10, $2 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Features faculty concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall on Thurs., July 27, 7:30 p.m. Features Sunset Jazz Tea Party in Stewart House on Mon., July 31, 7:30 p.m.

Festival Fridays every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. July 28: Dotsero.

Summer Fine Arts Series at the Chapel Hills Mall food court. On Tues., Aug. 1: Eastinwest Jazz.

Brown Bag Series, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a variety of music. Aug. 1: Blue Steel.

Four Thursdays in August, a series of performances presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies, in Antlers Park on all five Thursdays this August from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-31.

Miller Lite Dog Days of Summer Army Concert Tour featuring the Commodores and Sinbad on Pershing Field at Fort Carson. $15-$20, available at Independent Records and at Information, Ticket and Reservation offices on local military bases, 526-5366. Sat., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Debbie Davies at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., Aug. 4, 9 p.m.

Great Spirit at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., Aug. 5, 9 p.m.

River Rock'n Blues Fest at the Greenway & Nature Center, Pueblo. Featuring Billy Earl McClelland and many other regionally acclaimed blues bands, an arts fair and nature activities. $7-$10, 719/549-2412. Sun., Aug. 6, noon.

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.

The Amazing Rhythm Aces at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Thurs., Aug. 10, 9 p.m.

Cheap Trick with Nash Kato 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.

Summer Jam 2000 with Foreigner, Kansas and Badfinger at Falcon Stadium Grounds at the Air Force Academy. $25, 227-1359. Sun., Aug. 13, noon to 6 p.m.

Iron Maiden with Queensryche at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $32.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Raves & Alternative Events

Sun 2000, a "very massive" 18-hour outdoor event with 113 DJs and performers, produced by Roofless Productions, 303/575-5669 or http://www.roofless.com. Aug. 5-6.

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

Opera

Mozart's The Magic Flute by the Colorado Opera Festival at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$63, 520-SHOW. Fri., July 28, 8 p.m. Sun., July 30, 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Opening night reception, $25; call 473-0073.

Theater

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.

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. Fri., 28, 8 p.m.

Wizard of Oz, a youth performance, in Fort Carson's McMahon Theater, 1517 McDonald Street. $2-$4; at the door or call 526-4629. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. Sat., July 29, 2 p.m. Sun., July 30, 2 p.m.

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. Through July 30. Performing in Lincoln Park, Grand Junction, Aug. 3-6.

Day With the Dogs & Volatile Acts, an evening of one-act plays by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Cabaret at Smokebrush, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Aug. 4-12.

auditions

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale holding auditions for young high schoolers who sing tenor or bass for the Summit Ensemble. Call 633-3562 for an appointment. Wed., Aug. 2.

Fine Arts Center's Repertory Theater Company holding auditions for South Pacific. Call for appointments, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 5-6.

The Woodland Players holding auditions for their fall productions at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. 687-2964. Mon., Aug. 7, 6 p.m.

Star Bar Players taking director proposals for Crimes of the Heart, Nov. 24-Dec. 11. Mail to: P.O. Box 875, Colo. Spgs., CO 80901 or call 573-7411.

Roundabout Town Dinner Theater auditioning actors 16 and up, dancers, singers, costumers and directors for summer productions of Nunsense, Grease, The Odd Couple, Greater Tuna, I Do I Do and The King and I. Many paid positions. Call 385-0802 for more.


Recreation

Adult recreation

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.

Grand Prix Classic 10K, following the Santa Fe Trail along Monument Creek. Cash prizes for top runners, t-shirts for the first 400 runners to sign up. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. and race starts at 7. Register pre-race at Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou or online at http://www.csgrandprix.com. 635-8803. Sat., July 29.

The Old School: Climbing in the '80s, a lecture and slide presentation with "the General" Kurt Smith at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-0732. Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Springs Ascent Soccer at Sandcreek Stadium, at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard. $3-$5, league games. $5-$7, special exhibition or cup games. Against Colorado Comets: Fri., July 28, 7:30 p.m. Against Arizona Sahuaros: Sat., July 29, 7:30 p.m.

Vintage Baseball Game, played like it was in the late 1800s at RockLedge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods. The Broomfield Sweepers vs. the Denver Blue Stockings, followed by banjo music and dance. $1-$5, 578-6777. Sun., July 30, 2 p.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Omaha Golden Spikes: July 30-31. Against the Omaha Golden Spikes: Aug. 1-2.

Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711, hosting: NLBRA Finals on Tues.-Sat., Aug. 1-5.

59th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 9-13. Call 635-8803 for more.


Special Events

Daylily Show, hosted by the Colorado Springs Daylily Society at the Radisson Inn North, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 282-9642. Fri., July 28, noon-4 p.m.

12th annual Venetian Village Neighborhood Yard Sale, a community yard sale one block north of the "barn mural" at Templeton Gap and Fillmore, bounded by Hancock to the west, Columbine to the south, the Floodway to the east and Templeton Gap to the north. Fri.-Sat., July 28-29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Colorado Springs Doll Sale presented by Goodwill, featuring Barbies, dolls by Madame Alexander and Pleasant Company, puppets, antique dolls, doll furniture and stuffed toys by Ty, Boyds and Steiff. At the Rocky Mountain Greyhound Park, 3701 N. Nevada Ave. Fri.-Sat., July 28-29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pioneer Women, a program about the pioneer life of serveral women including Adeline Hornbek, the first owner of the 1878 Hornbek Homestead at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. With author Leslie Bergstrom. Free with $2 park entrance fee, 719/748-3253. Sat., July 29, 1-3 p.m.

Viva la Lezbos, by and for lesbians at the Hide & Seek, 512 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring a Beer Bust, show, and "Chapel o' Luv" where for $10 you can marry your sweetheart, be it man, woman, or dog with big plastic rings and a marriage certificate. Proceeds support PPGLCC. Sat., July 29, 5-8 p.m.

Lammas Ritual, a First Harvest ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans in the Grove at Monument Valley Park, directly west of Boddington soccer field. $1 suggested donation, bring finger food or beverage to share. 800/731-2650. Sun., July 30, 6:30 p.m.

Summer Tea and Tour at the McAllister House Museum, 423 N. Cascade Ave. Tea and goodies in the backyard carriage house. $10 includes museum admission, 635-7925. Fri., Aug. 4, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Boot Scoot'n Rodeo Ball to benefit the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center at the Sheraton Hotel, I-25 and Circle Dr. Silent Auction, cocktails and hors de oeuvres and live music and dancing by Thunder Mountain. $40, 494-8133. Sat., Aug. 5, 6:30 to midnight.

Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission Commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the victims of a decade of sanctions against Iraq. In collaboration with local faith communities. For information and action packet call 632-6189. Sun., Aug. 6

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade starting at St. Vrain and Tejon streets, heading south on Tejon St., turning west on Colorado Ave., and heading north on Cascade to St. Vrain. Wed., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 635-8803 for more.

Parade of Homeless 2000: Action for Affordable Housing, an annual event educating the public about affordable housing needs in Antler's Park, behind the Antler's Hotel. Featuring music, art, picnic lunch and bus tour stopping at locations throughout the community to show how affordable housing is lost and what can be done to stop the growth of homelessness in Colorado Springs. Presented by the Housing Advocacy Coalition. Free, 634-0738. Sat., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

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.

Homestead Days Celebration at the 1878 Hornbek Homestead at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Dress as a pioneer, watch craft demonstrations, play pioneer games, eat cookies, home baked bread and lemonade. Free, 719/748-3253. Fri.-Sun., July 28-30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wizard of Oz, a youth performance, in Fort Carson's McMahon Theater, 1517 McDonald Street. $2-$4; at the door or call 526-4629. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. Sat., July 29, 2 p.m. Sun., July 30, 2 p.m.

12th annual Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival and Workshops in Palmer Lake, most events in Palmer Lake Elementary. Featruing storytellers, musicians and puppeteers from the region and all over the world. $2-$35, family packages available, 303/660-5849 or 800/484-6963 ext. 8253. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 3-5.

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.

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.

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. $14.75-$30. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 17-20.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

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: Styx, $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.

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.

Dwight Yoakum at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug 24, 8 p.m.

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

art galleries & museums

First Friday Art Walk on the first Friday of the month in the historic district of Pueblo. Participating galleries for Aug. 4 include: Gallery of the Southwest, John Deaux Gallery, Nemick & Thompson, Zephyr Frame and Art and The Wall Gallery. Open 5-9 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Fri., July 28, 9 p.m.

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

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

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.

Jazz in the Sangres in Westcliffe, CO. Five jazz bands daily. On Fri., Aug. 11: wine tasting. Sat., Aug. 12: David :"Fathead" Newman. On Sun., Aug. 13: Herbie Mann. $18-$30 per day, 719/783-3785.

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

comedy

Bobcat Goldthwait at Comedy Works, Denver. $25-$28. 303/595-3637. Early shows are non-smoking. Fri., Aug. 4, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., Aug., 5, 8:45 and 10:45 p.m.=

dance

Aspen Ballet Company with Stars from the San Francisco Ballet at the Aspen District Theater, Aspen. $18-$48, 800/905-3315. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. July 28-29, 8 p.m.

Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Aspen District Theater, Aspen. $18-$48, 800/905-3315. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. Aug. 3-5, 8 p.m.

Paul Mitchell International Evening of Dance, featuring principal couples from Pilobolus TOO, National Ballet of China, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Ballet and Cleveland-San Jose Ballet at the Ford Amphitheater, Vail. $10-$85, 520-9090. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 11-12, 7:30 p.m.

film

Independent Film Series at the Bug Theater, Denver, 303/477-9984. On the last Thursday of every month. Opening with Dragon and the Hawk, shot in Denver. Thurs., July 27, 7:30 p.m.

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. On July 20: Romero, in English with Spanish subtitles. On July 29: Open Your Eyes, Spanish with English subtitles. On Aug. 3: No One Writes to the Colonel, in Spanish. Free, 303/296-0219.

opera

Golem performed by the Aspen Opera Theater Center at the Wheeler Opera House, ASpen. $20, 970/925-9042. Thurs., July 27, 7 p.m.; Sat., July 29, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Tattoo the Earth with Slipknot, Slayer, Sevendust, Sepulture, Coal Chamber, Downset, Puya, Hed Pe, Famous, Nashville Pussy, Mudvayne, Hatebreed, Full Devil Jacket, Nothing Face, Relative Ash, UPO, Amen, Cold, Workhorse Movement and One Minute Silence at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $TBA, 800/965-4827.

Cracker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. 21 +. Fri., Aug. 11, 9 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.

Dream Theater at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Lucy Pearl at he Gothic Theater, Denver. $26.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 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.

Watcha Tour with Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Cafe Tacuba, A.N.I.M.A.L., and Aterciopelados at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27-$32, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 16, 7 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.

Savage Garden at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., Aug 25, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes and The Cult 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.

Iron Maiden with Queensryche at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

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.

Runaway Truck Ramp at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. Fri., Sept. 8.

Black Uhuru with Sly & Robbie at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $36, 303/443-3399. Wed., Sept. 13.

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

Gov't Mule at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Fri., Sept. 15.

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.

Gong at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Tues., Sept. 19.

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

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.

The Everly Brothers at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 14.

special events

62nd annual Bronc Day at the lake in Green Mountain Falls, eight miles west of Manitou Springs on Hwy. 24. Featuring a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m., registration at 7; western parade at 9 a.m., arts and crafts festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m., horseshoe tournament, games and pie tent. Free, Sat., Aug. 5.

Sports

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-777. Against the San Jose Earthquakes: Sat., Aug. 5, 7 p.m.

theater

The Unsinkable Molly Brown, at the Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton. $15-$20, 303/794-2787. Sun. Aug. 6, 13 and 27 at 2 p.m. Thurs., July 27, Aug. 3, 10, and 24, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Charlotte's Web, performed by the Castle Rock Players at Douglas County High School. 303/814-7740 for ticket info/reservations. Fri., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5, 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 6, 4 p.m.

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

Fosse, the Tony Award-winning celebration of the work of choreographer and director Bob Fosse, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $20-$60. Aug. 9-20.

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