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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring black and white photography by Ali Zubik through mid-Sept.

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. 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.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring open-air paintings by Bill Duryea.

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. Mountain, Family, Spirit: Arts and Culture of the Ute Indians, guest curated by Will Wroth, through December. In the Bemis School of Art Lobby: Bemis Clay Show, works by students and faculty.

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.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106, featuring Mystical Pathways, Interiors/Exteriors, the work of Lorraine Danzo and Deb Komitor. Through ######.

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 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Kaleidoscope artists and collectors reception on Sun., Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m.

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.

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.

Prickly Pear, 5731 N. Academy Blvd., 531-7418. Featuring carved Zuni fetishes and Native American jewelry.

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.

Tao Caf, 820 N. Tejon St., 632-6324, Life After 40 Peppers, acrylics and collages by Diane Lauren through Sept. 30. Reception with the artist on Thurs., Sept. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 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.

Velez Ltd., 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring a Hopi show and exhibit of the Sockyma family. Reception on Fri., Sept. 8, 5-8 p.m. Exhibit through Sun., Sept. 10.

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, through October 31.

arts events and programs

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.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Lawrence Leighton Smith, new music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony, and highlights of the coming season in art. Sat., Sept. 9, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Sept. 12, 10:30 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.

Art for Heart, an art auction to benefit the American Heart Association, at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd Street. 633-5358. Fri., Sept. 22, 5-8:30 p.m.

Acting Class focusing on cold readings and script interpretation. Taught by an actress with 20 years experience. Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Downtown. For an interview, call 262-9078.

Encore Dance Studio, 2458 Montebello Dr., beginning its fall sessions in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet/Pointe, Pom/Cheer and more. Call 594-9228.

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

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.

Call for entries for the third annual Fall Festival of Fine Art at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake. For more, call 481-0475. Deadline: Sept. 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.

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

Friends of the Peak planning a maintenance day on the Mount Ester Trail out of Chappita Park. Call 471-3145 to register. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Motorcycle Raffle held by the Friends of the Library to help fund the Carnegie Library Building Restoration. Raffling off a fully restored, 95% stock white-and-teal 1946 Indian motorcycle valued at $48,500. Tickets: $10 each, $50 for 6, or $100 for 13. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1259 or 2009. Raffle will be held on Sat., Oct. 28, 10 p.m. Winner need not be present.

Family Solidarity Coalition helps families navigate through the social services maze. Meeting Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Call 473-1915 after 5 p.m.

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

clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Weavers Guild meeting and potluck luncheon at Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. LaSalle St. Fri., Sept. 8, 9 a.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. 473-4089 or 685-1648. Fri., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Area 39+ Catholic Singles offering dinners, music and other events designed to introduce singles. Registration, 488-2071. Next event: dinner at Panino's, 604 N. Tejon St. RSVP to Roseann, 599-7066. Tues., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) town meeting at 20th St. and W. Pikes Peak Ave. Thurs., Sept. 14, 7 p.m.

Ali Lassen's Rocky Mountain Springs Leads Club, meeting every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Denny's, Flintridge & Academy. Openings available. Call Marianne Black, 231-7021

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.

Women's Health Fair offered by Memorial Hospital at Chapel Hills Mall. Osteoporosis screenings, $5 (for first 400 women). Information booths and displays. Call 444-CARE for more. Sat., Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 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.

Choosing a Healthy Diet with Dr. Mary Beth Guevara at Total Health Chiropratic, 18 S. Sierra Madre. Free, classes limited, RSVP to 328-9476. Thurs. Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Volunteers sought for the 2000 Cripple Creek Film Festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Internships also available. Visit http://www.cripple-creek.co.us/filmfest.htm .

Volunteers sought by Canine Companions for Independence 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.

Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region offering a clearinghouse of opportunities, from tutoring others with ESL or GED lessons to assisting with recreational activities at nursing homes to working with teens or children. One-time events also need volunteers for those who are short on time. Call 575-4345 for more.


Film & Video

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 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. 12: Berlin, Schnhauser Corner. On Sept. 19: Carbide and Sorel. On Sept. 26: The Rabbit Is Me.

Cripple Creek Film Festival, spotlighting classic and contemporary Western movies and new independent films. Call 686-9249 for more. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

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.


Learning

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.

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

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.

Community Resource Center Mini-Workshop Series, offering courses designed for non-profits in grantwriting, resource and board development, using your computer as a information and marketing tool and starting your own 501(c)(3) nonprofit, budgeting, accounting and financial managment. Various dates through December. $30 each or $75 for three. Register at 303/623-1540.


Literary Events

William Coughlin signing Legacy of Love at the Chapel Hills Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Thurs., Sept. 7, 7 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 George 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.

Denise Dietz signing and discussing Footprints in the Butter at the Chapel Hills Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Fri., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

National League of American Pen Women meeting over lunch on Sat., Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. Call 532-0021 for membership information.

Michael Peich speaking about fine press publishing and book arts in the Tutt Library Atrium. Sun., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Joe Wise, M.D. signs A Primer on Heart Disease, a book on medical conditions affecting the heart written in clear and simple language, at Border's, 1710 Briargate, 266-1600. Sun., Sept. 17, 4 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize--winning poet Richard Wilbur reading from his most recent collection of poems, Mayflies, in Shove Chapel on Colorado College's campus. Free. 389-6607. Mon., Sept. 18, 7:30 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.

Joan Stone reading from her books of poetry in the Great Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College Campus, 389-6607. Thurs., Sept. 21, 7:30 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 Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Acoustic music at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. On Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.: Lance Lisenby. On Sat., Sept. 9, 11 a.m.

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.

classical

Colorado Springs Symphony, conducted by Lawrence Leighton Smith, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $$$$$ Fri., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m.

Symphonic Night at the Movies by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $$$$$ Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Symphony Pops Concert by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $$$$$ Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Three members of the Veronika Quartet performing at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Free-will offering. Sun., Sept. 17, 3 p.m.

Classical guitarist Stephan Aron 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.

Da Vinci Double, two concerts by the Da Vinci Quartet at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $TBA, 634-5583. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 7-8.

jazz & swing

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at their new location, The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Dick Cunico's Little Big Band. $4-$6. Sun., Sept. 10, 2-5 p.m.

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

Second annual Pikes Peak Jazz Festival ##### 687-5489#### Sept. 22-24.

miscellaneous

Side by Side with Sondheim, an evening of music by Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, presented by the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Call 329-1244 for ticket information. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 29-30, 8 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Jethro Tull with Willie Porter 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.

The Starlight Drifters, a rockabilly band from Michigan. At Jose Muldoon's on Fri.-Sat., Sept. 8-9, 9:30 p.m. At Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625, $3, on Sun., Sept. 10, 9 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.

Homegrown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800/965-4827. Doors: 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 30.

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 Springs Recorder Society meeting in Colorado College's Packard Hall, Room 21. Guest teacher: Nancy Ekberg. Sun., Sept. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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.

Silk, featuring world-class DJ's for those who love the music but not the drama every Friday at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy Blvd. A club, not a rave -- dress code is in effect. No cut-offs, wife-beaters, dirty tennis shoes, big jeans, backpacks, etc. 18 and up. Produced by M33. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., ladies free before 11. 262-9283.

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.


Performances

Comedy

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

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, Monument. 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.

Theater

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, performed by the Colorado Actors Theater at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Special pay-what-you-can performance on Tues., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.; tickets on-sale at 5 p.m. Other performances: $15-$20, 444-0884. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Sept. 13 through Oct. 8.

KCME's Radio Theater presenting For Richer--For Richer, a comedy about a fortune hunter -- or so we're led to believe -- on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

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.-Thurs., Sept. 20-21, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 22-23, 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 29-30, 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 6-7, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday performances followed by talkback session.

The Minstrel Show, a historical drama performed by TheaterWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $5-$15, 262-3232. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 4 p.m. Matinees on Sat., Sept. 30, 2 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 22 through Oct. 8.

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

It Had To Be You by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35, 471-PLAY (7529). 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Sundays: gourmet buffet at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m. Through September.

auditions

TheatreWorks holding auditions for three roles in its November production of Angel Street in Main Hall 308 on the UCCS campus. Seeking to fill the roles of handsome man of 45, a housekeeper of about 50 and a maid of about 19. Call 262-3232 for more. Sun., Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m.

Star Bar Players holding auditions for it November production of Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley on Sat.-Sun., Sept. 23-24. Seeking 2 men and 4 women, ages 20-40; call 447-1615 for more. Also seeking director proposals; mail to: P.O. Box 875, Colo. Spgs., CO 80901; 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.


Recreation

Adult recreation

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.

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.

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.

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.

Youth Boxing sponsored by Parks & Rec. 2810 S. Academy Blvd., #120, in the Hancock Plaza. $15-$65, sliding scale. Registration required, 385-5940. Through Dec. 20.


Special Events

Full Moon Ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans in the Grove behind Boddington soccer field at the north end of Monument Valley Park. $1 suggested donation, 800/731-2650. Tues., Sept. 13, 7 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.

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.

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 Events

When 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.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to be read at various locations during the month of September with a musical performance based on the book to be held at the Pikes Peak Center on Sun., Oct. 8, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Columbus Mon., Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Next reading: Chinook Bookshop, 210 S. Tejon, on Sun., Sept. 10, 12:30 p.m. Ruth Holley Branch, 923 N. Murray Blvd., on Tues., Sept. 12, 10:30 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.

Soaring and Spinning, a kite and yo-yo making program sponsored by Colorado Kite and Ski at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. $2. 719/488-0808. Sat., Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m.

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


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas, at the Swallow Hill Dancehall, Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. 7 p.m. dance lesson, 8 p.m. house party. Sat., Sept. 9.

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.

John Prine at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$33.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Tom Paxton at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

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

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, or $16.75 for two-night pass, 303/443-3399. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29, 9 p.m.

Mollie O'Brien at Swallow Hill in Daniels Hall, Denver. $14-$16, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 30, 8p.m.

Classical & jazz music

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.

Bill Frisell's Trio at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Part of the Fall Jazz Series. $17.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Dave Holland Quintet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Part of the Fall Jazz Series. $17.50-$22, 303/786-7030. Wed., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Part of the Fall Jazz Series. $29.50-$35.25, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

film

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. Through ####????

literary events

Connections, a one-day literary conference at the Colorado School of the Mines in Golden, CO. Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Featuring agents, authors, editors and illustrators from the children's book publishing industry. $105-$120, breakfast and lunch included. Rick Finley, 303/567-4943. Mary Peace Finley, 685-9765. Sat., Sept 23.

rock, pop & blues

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. New show: Fri., Sept. 22.

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.

Soulfly with downset, Primer 55 and Slaves on Dope at the Fillmore Auditorium. $20, 520-9090. Fri., 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.

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

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

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

Second annual Taste of Salida, featuring over 18 restaurants, in Riverside Park in downtown Salida. $15. $5 for children under 9. For information, call 877/772-5432. Sat., Sept. 9.

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. Through Sun., Sept. 10.

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

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.

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. Through Oct. 1.

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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