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Art Shows and GalleriesArati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Fall Show featuring gallery members through Sept. Artist demonstrations every Saturday, 1-3 p.m.: On Sept. 9: watercolors with Lucille Kirkley. On Sept. 16, oil painting with Dick Williams. On Sept. 23, watercolor with Lucille Damico. On Sept. 30, functional clay pottery, Donna Osborne. Every Sunday: watercolor with Lucille Kirkley.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Another Look: Representing Abstraction, by Patricia Heath, through Sept. 24. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 8, 5-8p.m.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon, 577-4291. Featuring photography by Ann Schwarz through September.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Artesia, a showing of the area's most influential contemporary artists, through Oct. 7.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Freaturing works by Maryann Linhart, Sharon R. Orman, the Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters, Judith A. Brown, Alison W. Parsons, Laura Reilly, Richard Williams and Clarence Shivers; exhibits by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School and the Debra Rose Studio. Through Sept.

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. Of Samurai and Chrysanthemums, Edo period woodblock prints and Meiji period Bronze Sculptures, Sept. 22 through Nov. 26.The Nature of Looking: The Spiritual in Art, religious iconography including works from the Denver Art Museum. Sept. 22 through Jan. 14. Opening reception for both: Fri., Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m.

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. Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, an exhibit examining the life and times of the author, and her famous book, through photographs and artifacts. Through Sept. 9.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Match the Hatch, a printmaking exhibit by Ramona Lapsley, through Sept. 5. Featuring Alle Terre, an exhibit of paintings by Barbara Resch, clay by Jean Jennings and fabric by Liz Jensen, Sept. 8 through Oct. 3.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring expressionist works by Dawn Wilde, through Sept. 30.

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.

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.

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 Fahrenheit 2000, a ceramic show by 15 Colorado artists, through Oct. 6.

Human Touch Gallery, 8 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Spirit Walkers, raku sculptures by Julie and Joshanna of "Fire in Belly."

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 pastel paintings by Regina Spriggs and Pegi Ballenger, through Sept. Opening reception: Sun., Sept. 3, 6-8 p.m..

Los Robles Nursery, Cafe and Gallery, 819 W. Costilla, 382-1052. Wed.-Tues., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the art of Barbara Davies.

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.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Nudes and Foods, works by Diane Cornish, through September.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring paintings by Watie White and photographs by the members of Circle of Confusion through Oct. 16.

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 Annual Faculty Art Show through Oct. 13. Reception on Fri., Sept. 8, 5-8 p.m.

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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Soul Stories, works by Gwen Fox, Lorraine Danzo, Julie Kirkland and Margaret Pasolli, running with Wild Life, animal artwork by Denver Art Guild members, through Sept. 29. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 8, 7 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 Revisiting the Past, acrylics and pastels by Caroline Lamuniere and Susan Morello, Sept. 1 through October 31. Opening reception: Sun., Sept. 3, 4-6 p.m.

arts events and programs

26th annual Commonwheel Labor Day Art & Craft Festival in Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Featuring over a hundred artists, craftspeople, performers, musicians, food and kids events. Free. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 2-4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Engineering the Gesture in Contemporary Art, a discussion of machine artwork with Joanna Roche, Assistant Professor of Art History, in the University Center Brooks Room at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Wed., Sept. 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

First Thursday, a monthly event created by HyperARTivity for people to meet people and promote the arts at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $12-$16 includes two drink tickets, 634-5583. This month's event: wine and cheese tasting. Thurs., Sept. 7, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Folk Art Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch, off of 30th St. at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods. Also feature quilt exhibit and living history demonstrations. $1-$5, 578-6777. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 15-17.

call for entries

Call for entries to Bit by Bit, an exhibition of on-screen digital art at the Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs. Juried categories: still, dynamic and interactive. $1,000 best of show. Enter online at http://www.bitbybitdigital.org. Deadline: Sept. 15.

Bulletin Boardannouncements

Pikes Peak Passport to Plenty, the second annual Labor Day Promotion by the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau offering coupons to area attractions and accommodations. Available at 104 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 104, from 8 to 11 a.m. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 2-4.

Birdseed Truckload Sale, to help restore the Bear Creek Nature Center. Five varieties of seed suited to Pikes Peak area birds, sold at the Country Parks Adminstration Building, 2002 Creek Crossing. 520-6387. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sertich Ice Center Guess the Depth Contest, winner receives a $50 gift certificate to the Center. The ice is getting a facelift, and the bottom layer has been cold for so long that it has become permafrost. Guess how deep it is, and the person closest to the actual depth wins. Send your guess to the Sertich Ice Center, 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903 by Sept. 22.

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Forums & discussions

Melrose Space: Art, Politics and Identity in the Age of Global Media, a discussion with Colorado College English Dep't. Distiguished Visiting Professor (UC Santa Barbara) and feminist film theorist Constance Penley. In Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Helen Hunt Jackson: Colorado Springs' First Lady of Letters, a discussion with Mark West, Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte at the Colorado College Aficionados and Friends of the Library Luncheon. $10.25, reservations due by Sept. 11, 389-6649. In Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center. Wed., Sept. 13, noon.

health & healing

Basic Nutrition Seminar with Dr. Mary Beth Guevara at Total Health Chiropractic, 18 N. Sierra Madre. Free, limited size, RSVP to 328-9476. Thurs., Sept. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Lupus Support Group meeting at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa St. Guest speaker: Lt. Col. Kimberly May, M.D., Rheumatologist, USAFA. Marty, 471-8049; Sara, 685-4301; or Jonnie 471-3032. Wed., Sept. 10, 7 p.m.

Divorce Recovery Workshop for adults and children at First Presbyterian Church. Topics cover coping with loss, forgiveness, dealing with emotions, building new relationships and more. Held on seven consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. $20-$25 includes childcare, pre-registration required. 471-3763, Ext. 125. Sept. 12 through Oct. 24.

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Symptom Management lecture with Baerbel Froelin at Smooth Changes, 3021 N. Hancock. Free, reservations required, 271-6089. Wed., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

Meeting the Social & Emotional Needs of Toddlers, professional and paraprofessional trainings for mental health, child care professionals, early childhood educators, childcare providers and parents, with Janae B. Weinhold, Ph.D., LPC. At the Community Partnership for Child Development, 2330 Robinson St. $15-$25, includes lunch. Reservations, 638-2070. $10 fee for late reservations. Deadline: Sept. 1. Professional: Thurs., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30. Paraprofessional: Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Baby Safety Fair at the Springs Center for Women, 2502 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Featuring free classes including infant CPR, Shaken Baby syndrome and stress management, car seat safety, infant massage therapy, food safety and more. Free, 630-6440. Sat., Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Politics & civic activism

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senior programs & activities

Independence through Assistive Devices, an educational presentation at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $1.75 suggested donation, 385-5933. Thursdays, Sept. 7, 14 & 21, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Silvercrest II low-income housing facility accepting applications for new residents. Salvation Army/HUD supported, on Yuma near Circle. Will be completed in November. Applicants must be 62 or older and meet certain income requirements. Call 475-2045.

PILLAR, the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation, provides programs and classes for those in retirement, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Community College and Elderhostel. Fees vary. Call 540-7224 for more.

volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Naturalist Training Course, for those interested in assisting staff and leading educational programs for school-age children and the general public at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers. Class size limited to 20. $10. Register with Paula, 520-6387. Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sept. 7 through Oct. 5.

Volunteers sought to help Christmas in April make safety repairs and perform maintainance for low-income homeowners, including the elderly, disabled and families. Demand was so high in April that a second work day has been added on Sat., Sept. 16. No expereince necessary, but carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other tradepeople are encouraged to help out. Must be over 13. Call 641-1880.

Film & VideoScreening of Animated Shorts at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 930-4652. Fri., Sept. 1, ##########.

German Film Series presented by the Colorado College German Department. Theme: Behind the Wall, East German Cinema, 1946-1980. All films are subtitled. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Max Kade Theater, Room 300 in Armstrong Hall, on the northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. On Sept. 5: The Murderers are Among Us. On Sept. 12: Berlin, Schnhauser Corner. On Sept. 19: Carbide and Sorel. On Sept. 26: The Rabbit Is Me.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Each travel film is narrated by the filmmaker. Sundays and Mondays, 2 p.m. $6, 634-5583. On Sept. 10-11: Paul's Journeys, following the travels of the Apostle Paul, with Robin Williams.

LearningUte Tipi Program at Helen Hunt Falls, 4025 N. Cheyenne Cañon Rd. Cultural traditions and tipi etiquette taught by Southern Ute elder and artist Austin Box. Free, reservations required, 633-5701. Sat., Sept. 2, 9 a.m to noon.

Bird Feeding, a workshop with Eric Breier of Wild Birds Unlimited. Reservations required, 520-6387. Fri., Sept. 8, 7-8 p.m.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, offered by CU Extension Services at the extension office, 305 S. Union Blvd.. $5 per class, $30 for series. Pre-registration required, 636-8923. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 5-6: Extending your garden inside for winter. On Sept. 12-13: Fall bulbd for spring glory. On Sept. 19-20: Fall and winter turf care. On Sept. 26-27, Composting. More to come.

Literary EventsHeidi Skarie signing Red Willow Quest at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Thurs., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

Poetry West Workshop lead by Jim Nordby, discussing "first lines." Bring writing materials. Free. At Colorado College's Worner Center, northwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Sat., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to noon.

Bagels and The Bard, First United Methodist Church First Sunday Book Group discussing Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike in the church parlor. Bagels and coffee available. Call 531-6315 for more. Sun., Sept. 3, 12:30 p.m.

Larry Watson, Colorado College John Ebey Visiting Writer, reading selections from his works, including In a Dark Time, White Crosses, Montana 1948, and Laura. In Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the CC campus. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Great Books Discussion at the Penrose Public Library, 531-6333. Discussing Ceasar and Cleopatra by Bernard Shaw. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6:45-9 p.m.

Luong Ung, author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, speaking at UCCS's University Room 116 A & B. Call 262-3450 for more. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m.

Pablo Madina, Cuban-born poet and novelist, reading from his latest novel, The Return of Felix Nogara, speaking at UCCS's University Center Brooks Room. Call 262-3450 for more. Thurs., Sept. 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Banned Books Week Essay Contest, open to middle and high school level students. Middle School topic: "What freedom to read means to me"; high school topic: "What do you think about banning books in high school libraries?" Essays must be between 300 and 400 words in length and typed. Winning essays will be printed in an upcoming issue of the Independent. Include your full name, address, school, grade level, English teacher's name and daytime phone number and send your essay to the Chinook Bookshop, Attn: Meg Sherman, 210 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 by 6 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 30.

Music Concertsacoustic, folk & country

Jody Adams and the String Dudes 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., Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Rich Moore playing acoustic blues and 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., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Lorrie Morgan at Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$22, 333-4497. Sat., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.

choral

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classical

Classical guitarist Steve Aaron presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $8-$12, 634-5583. Fri., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.

jazz & swing

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

Springs Contemporary Big Band at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$15, 578-5263. Wed., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

Four Thursdays in August, a series of performances presented by the U.S. Air Force Bands of the Rockies, in Antlers Park from 6-7:30 p.m. On Aug. 31. Concert Band.

reggae

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rock, pop & blues

Johnny and the Blades at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $3. Fri., Sept. 1, 9 p.m.

Schoolhouse Rock 2000 at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Features Elemental P, The Color Insane, Filth Industry, Throat Culture and Section 16. $6, 800/965-4827. Doors: 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 2.

Ultraspank with Flybanger at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 800/965-4827. Doors: 8 p.m. Sun., Sept. 3.

Rockfest to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region at First Draft Choice, 1110 E. Fillmore. Features Tron at noon, Broken Suzan at 3 p.m., Broken Blue at 6 p.m. and River Road West from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sun., Sept. 3, 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Monkafest at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $3. Sun., Sept. 3, 9 p.m.

Jethro Tull at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $27.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Boondoggle at McCallister's Tavern, 15 E. Vermijo Ave., 636-5293. $4. Fri., Sept. 8, 9:30 p.m.

Alice Cooper at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $30, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

Tempest playing Celtic rock at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St. 385-0766. Sun., Sept. 10, 8:30 p.m.

Tempa and the Tantrums at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $3. Fri., Sept. 15, 9 p.m.

Bill Haley's Comets at the Gold Rush Palladium, Cripple Creek. $5-$15, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Earth Crisis with Glass Jaw and Drowning Man at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Doors: 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17.

Suicidal Tendancies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $16, 800/965-4827. Tues., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

(Hed) Pe with Slaves on Dope at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Presented by KILO. $10, 800/965-4827. Doors: 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 21.

Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffet, at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Thurs., Sept. 21, 9 p.m.

John Mayall at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $16-$17, 800/965-4827. Doors: 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 22.

Shauna Russell at the Gold Rush Palladium, Cripple Creek. $8-$12, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 23, 4 p.m.

Big Jim Slade at Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon. $TBA. Fri.-Sat., Sept., 28-29.

Reverend Horton Heat with Los Infernos at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $13-$14, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

Moody Blues at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $23-$36, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

music announcements

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble holding auditions for potential openings in all sections at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon. Accompanist will be provided. Call Deborah Jenkins Teske, 577-4192 for appointments. Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 31 through Sept. 1, 7-10 p.m.

Colorado Springs Choral Society holding auditions for various positions in Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. By appointment only, 634-3737. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 5-6, 7-10 p.m.

Pueblo Choral Society holding open auditions. Male voices particularly sought. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 5-6, 7-10 p.m. For an appointment, call 719/544-4455.

The Pikes Peak Flute Choir beginning rehearsals for their 16th season at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Rd. Players of ages with at least three years experience welcome to join, no auditions required. More info, Kathy Russell at 495-3695. Rehearsals meet Tuesdays, Sept.-May. First rehearsal: Tues., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions through Sept. 18 for all strings and back-up winds. Call Phyllis White at 520-1893.

Raves & Alternative Events

Skylab: Mission 7 produced by Together Productions. Featuring Plastic Man, DJ Craze, DJ Raps, DJ Dove, Terry Mullen, Stretch and Hooker in four rooms with four different vibes. 303/575-1149. Sat., Sept. 9.

Cool World, produced by E-motion, Planet X Denver and Audio Tempest. Featuring Noel Sanger, Juan Atkins, Pascal Doll, Sam Mollison, Simon Gordon and 10 more DJs. Presale tickets available at Independent Records and Mole Records. Info at: http://www.acteva.com/go/planetx or call 599-6704. Sept. 23.

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

PerformancesComedy

Mark Klein at Loonee's, 1305 N. Academy. $5-$7, 591-0707. Wed.-Sun., Sept. 13-17.

Retta at UCCS Comedy Night. Free, 262-3450. In the Overlook Caf, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Thurs., Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Bill Cosby at the Air Force Academy Arnold Hall. $25-$35, 333-4497. Sun., Oct. 22, 3 and 7 p.m.

Dance

Dance Extravaganza presented by students from Academy of Dance at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Featuring tap & baton twirling. Free, 719/488-0808. Sat., Sept. 16, 2:30p.m.

Riverdance at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30.25-$50.50, 520-9090. Tues.-Fri., Sept. 26-29, 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 30, 2 p.m and 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Miscellaneous

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Opera

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Theater

Bonanza Valley, performed by the Junior Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $4-$8, 687-7216. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 1-3, 7:30 p.m.

Nunsense performed by the Round A. Bout Mainstage Dinner Theater Players at the Show Space at Charlie's Pit Barbeque, 4325 N. Nevada Ave. $23, dinner and show. Reservations required, 266-4355. Dinner 6:30, show 8 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 2.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, performed by the Colorado Actors Theater at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. 444-0884. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Sept. 13 through Oct. 8.

Cole Porter's Anything Goes at Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sat., Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

I Do, I Do, a musical about marriage, performed by the Round A. Bout Mainstage Dinner Theater Players at the Show Space at Charlie's Pit Barbeque, 4325 N. Nevada Ave. $23, dinner and show. Reservations required, 266-4355. Dinner 6:30, show 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 16-30.

King Lear, performed by the Star Bar players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. $10-$12, 573-7411. Wed.-Sat., Sept. 20 through Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8, 2 p.m.

The Minstrel Show, a historical drama performed by TheaterWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $5-$15, 262-3232. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 22 through Oct. 8.

Theatre/Plague, a solo performance by visual, installation and performance artist Atomic Elroy at CHAOS-TheatreArts, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 22-23 and Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28-30, 8 p.m.

auditions

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.

Round A. Bout Dinner Theater auditioning actors 16 and up, dancers, singers, costumers and directors for its 2000-2001 season productions of Dracula, Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, The King and I and Grease. Many paid positions. Call 385-0802 for more.

RecreationAdult recreation

Hikes and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Annual Fall Bird Count in Bear Creek Park on Sat., Sept. 2, 8-10 p.m.

Programs at Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, 685-5444, Ext. 24. $6 for most programs, Reservations required. "Gather's Hike," collecting native materials to make a natural wall-hanging or wreath on Sat., Sept. 9, 10 a.m. $10 fee. "Hunter's Moon Hike," under the full moon on Thurs., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Sixth annual Pikes Peak Challenge, a hike to the top of Pikes Peak to benefit Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Call 597-7981. Sat., Sept. 9.

Alzheimer's Association 5K Memory Walk beginning in Antlers Park, behind the Antlers Hotel on Sierra Madre. Includes entertainment and activities for all ages. Each adult walker is expected to raise $25 in donations. Kids 13 and under, $15. 266-8773. Sun., Sept. 10, 10 a.m.

Fort Carson MEDDAC 5K Challenge beginning at Evans Army Community Hospital. $15-$20, individuals, $60-$75 five person teams. Kids 1 mile race, $5. family race, $15-$20, includes adult and child. 524-1163. Register at Runner's Roost, Post Field House, or at Evans between Sept. 4-8. Sat., Sept. 9, 8 a.m.

youth recreation

YMCA Youth Sports Programs offered in the fall. Includes sports, swim lessons, after school childcare. Call Fountain Valley at 382-1561, Southeast at 393-9620, Downtown at 473-9622, Garden Ranch at 593-9622, Briargate at 282-9622 or Tri-Lakes at 481-8728.

Fall Baseball for players 8 to15, sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks & Rec. Organized like pro Spring training camps, at the Goose Gossage Youth Sprts Complex. $65, registration required. Parks & Rec, 385-5940. Sept. 7 through Oct. 26.

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Special EventsPatricia Schroeder, former member of the House of Representatives, delivering a capstone address on "Order and Chaos" as part Colorado College's new student orientation in CC's Shove Chapel on Nevada Ave. Free and open to the public. Thurs., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Wine Festival at the Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Colorado wines and live entertainment. 685-3000. Sun., Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rockfest to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region at First Draft Choice, 1110 E. Fillmore. Features Tron at noon, Broken Suzan at 3 p.m., Broken Blue at 6 p.m. and River Road West from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sun., Sept. 3, 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

23rd annual Colorado Springs Balloon Classic at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs. 471-4833. Balloon launches at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-4. Balloon glows on Saturday and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Hours: Sat., Sept. 2, 5:30-10 a.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 3, 5:30-10 a.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 4, 5:30-10 a.m.

Sixth annual Pikes Peak Challenge, a hike to the top of Pikes Peak to benefit Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Call 597-7981. Sat., Sept. 9.

13th annual AIDS Walk, a 10k walk and fundraiser to benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Individuals can join the S-CAP team, pre-formed groups, or make their own group of 10. Registration required, 719-578-9092. Sun., Sept. 10.

Building Community Series presented by Leadership Pikes Peak and facilitated by Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace offering three consecutive Thursday morning breakfast seminars. $200; call 632-2618. Thursdays, Sept. 14-28, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Luong Ung, author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, speaking at UCCS's University Room 116 A & B. Call 262-3450 for more. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m.

Experiential Seminar with Yogi Amrit Desai, yoga master and conscious living expert, at Templed Hills Retreat. For more, call Kathryn, 630-0895. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 15-17.

14th annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance at the memorial on the corner of Hancock and East Pikes Peak Avenues. This year 59 names will be inscribed on the Wall of Honor. Call 442-2014 for more. Sat., Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m.

Race for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the US Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium. 5K run/walk and one-mile family walk. Adults: $18-$23, includes t-shirt. Ages 3-12: $15-$20 with t-shirt, $5-$10 without. 476-1675. Sun., Sept. 17, 6:30 a.m.

Chianti and the Wines of Tuscany, a tasting and dinner featuring four courses of Tuscan specialties and wines at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. $74; reservations required, 473-4900. Wed., Sept. 20.

Pablo Madina, Cuban-born poet and novelist, reading from his latest novel, The Return of Felix Nogara, speaking at UCCS's University Center Brooks Room. Call 262-3450 for more. Thurs., Sept. 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Youth and Family EventsWhen I Grow Up, a Sesame Street Live production at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$16, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 10, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Travel to Japan, September Family Day at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5583. Make a Japanese paper doll and take part in a traditional tea ceremony. Sat., Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

The Green Chili Jam Band, award winning children's musicians, as part of the Children's Playhouse Series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sun., Sept. 23, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Out of Town Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

2000 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. 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.

Michael Martin Murphy's Westfest 2000 in Vail, CO. Featuring a mountain man rendezvous, cowboy poets. farm and ranch market, Native American Activity Center and concerts. $32-$37, Sat.-Sun., $15-$20 Mon., $70 all three days; gold circle seating $75 per day; kids under 12 free. 970/926-3679. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 2-4

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

Austin Lounge Lizards with Marty Jones and the Pork Boilin' Poor Boys at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $14-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women with Christina Ortega at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

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Classical & jazz music

David Wilcox at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver. $23-$26, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 8, 6 p.m

Rebirth Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Sat., Sept. 16, 9 p.m.

Mingus Big Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Part of the Fall Jazz Series. $25-$32, 303/786-7030. Wed., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.

Pat Methany Trio at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Part of the Fall Jazz Series. $31.50-$35, 303/786-7030. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 3 and 4, 8 p.m.

comedy

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 Sept. 6.

dance

Taos Dance Festival at the Anglada's Building in Taos, NM. Classes for all levels and varieties of dance, live music, drumming workshops and performances by the Gail Gilbert Dance Ensemble on Fri., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.; also a performance of La Pradera on Sat., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. 505/751-9035. Through Sept. 2

film

Bittersweet Motel, a year in the life of the groove band Phish, showing at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 303/786-7030. Through Sept. 2 at 3, 7, and 9:30 p.m. daily. Over-21 only. Grand finale featuring a free performance by local groove band One Flight Up, Sept. 2, 9:30 p.m.

Telluride Film Festival has individual tickets available at each venue for $15. For more visit www.telluridefilmfestival.com. Fri.-Mon., Sept. 1-4.

Breckenridge Festival of Film, hosted by WNBC film critic Jeffrey Lyons in Breckenridge, CO. 970/453-2913. Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 14-17.

Dolphins, Cirque du Soleil and Adventures in Wild California at the IMAX Theater at Denver's Museum of Natural History, 303/322-7009. $4-$7.50.

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rock, pop & blues

A Perfect Circle with Sunna at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.

Sixth annual Coors Labor Day Blues Series with Keb'Mo', Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Tab Benoit, Hazel Miller, Bob Margolin, John Mooney and many, many more in Breckenridge, CO. Free daytime concerts, call for evening tickets. 888/355-6235. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 1-3.

Whip It Totally Gnarly 80's with DJ Auto & Motion Underground Breakdance Troupe at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5, 303/443-3399. Over-21. Thurs., Sept. 7, 10 p.m.

Jorge Ben Jor at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.

Legends of Doo Wop at Magness Arena, Denver. $33.50-$58.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

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

Man...or Astroman? at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.

Modest Mouse at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $13.25, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

Bart Bacharach at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Tickets from original June 16 date will be honored. Sun., Sept. 10, 9 p.m.

Zap Mama at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $16-$21, 303/786-7030. Mon., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals with Galactic at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO. $30, 800-965-4827. Wed., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

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

Earth, Wind & Fire at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. All Aug. 9 tickets will be honored. $32.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Sun. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Lucky Dube with Djate at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Mon., Sept. 18, 9 p.m.

Fight Night at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $11.50-$15, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Sept. 19, 9 p.m.

Luther Vandross with Boyz II Men at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver. $30.75-$65.75, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 19.

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

Big Head Todd & the Monsters at the Gothic Theater, Denver. A benefit for the RiverReach Youth Initiative. $150-$5000 corporate packages, 303/477-0379. Fri., Sept. 22, 9:45 p.m.

Robert Bradley's Black Water Surprise at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Sept. 22, 9 p.m.

Travis at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Phish at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $29.75, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 27.

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

Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $16, 800/965-4827. Fri, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Rickie Lee Jones at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $37.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Emmylou Harris at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25.50, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

Paul Di'Anno, original lead singer of Iron Maiden at the Azatlan Theater, Denver. $15-$18, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Counting Crows with Live at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$44.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

Christina Aguilera at Magness Arena, Denver. $36, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

The Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

Deep Banana Blackout at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$11.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show on Wed. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 10-11, 9 p.m.

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

Phil Lesh and Friends at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $32, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 24-25, 7 p.m.

matchbox 20 at Magness Arena, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 16. ###check date####

Jurassic 5 with Dialated Peoples and Beat Junkies at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22-$24, 303/443-3399. Sun.-Mon., Oct. 29-30, 9 p.m.

Cherry Poppin Daddies at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Nov. 7, 9 p.m.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 9-11, 9 p.m.

Tina Turner and Joe Cocker at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.75-$79.75, 520-9090. Tues., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

special events

Seventh annual Mountain Folk Festival in Deckers Hall, at the Junction of Highway 67 and Jefferson County Road 126. Locally made crafts, food and entertainment. Free, 303/647-2226. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials in Meeker, CO. Five days of competition with over 100 handlers and teams. Also featuring barbeques, bagpipe bands, celtic dancers, art exhibit, Border Collie Frisbee Exhibit and much more. $8-$10, single events; $10-15, five day pass, 970/878-5510. Wed.-Sun., Sept. 6-10.

The Theory of Everything, a discussion and performance of music of all genres, at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Featuring The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Tony Furtado, and The Motet. Over-21. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.

Sports

Fourth annual Tour of Victor, a mountain bike ride covering 20 miles of trail. $25 entry fee, limited to 100 riders. 18 and under, free. Registration required, 689-2029 or 689-2284 Ext. 14. Sun., Sept. 10.

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-777. Against Los Angeles Galaxy: Sun., Sept. 10, 1 p.m.

theater

As Bees in Honey Drown, a satirical off-Broadway hit at the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Tues.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 2 and 7:30 p.m., Wed., 1 p.m. Sept. 5 through Oct. 1.

This is Our Youth at the Bug Theater, Denver. $10-$15, 303/477-9984. Sept. 8 through Oct. 14.

The Kentucky Cycle, regional premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, performed by the Hunger Artists Ensemble at the Denver Civic Theater. $TBA, 303/595-3800. Through Sept. 16.

Parade, the haunting musical tale of an innocent man accused of the death of a young woman, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Sept. 12-24.

Dracula by Bram Stoker at the Denver Civic Center. $TBA, 303/595-3800. Sept. 28 through Oct. 31.

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris at the Bug Theater, Denver. $10-$15, 303/477-9984. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Thurs., 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Nov. 24 through Dec. 30.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, the absurdist comedy which follows the dashing English aristocrat, Pimpernel, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Dec. 12-31.

Evita by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $31-$42, 800/448-5501. Through Nov. 12.

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