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Art Shows and GalleriesAcoustic 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. 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.

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. Through Sept.

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.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Alle Terre, an exhibit of paintings by Barbara Resch, clay by Jean Jennings and fabric by Liz Jensen, 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 Oct. 28.

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.

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.

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

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Greg (Ziggy) Wagrowski and LeeAnn Groff, founders of the Colorado Actors' Theater, and a review of CSSO's opening performance. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Sept. 19, 10:30 p.m.

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in The Acacia Park Apartments Ballroom, northeast corner of Tejon and Platte. $6; $3 with student ID. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 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.-Sat., Sept. 15-16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sixth annual Piercing Partners Quilt Display and Silent Auction in conjunction with the Folk Art Festival (above). Silent Auction bidding ends at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Call 578-6777 for more.

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.

Sheppard Arts Institute offering college-level technique and lecture arts classes at 4590 Kashmire Drive. Call 282-2706.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $12 first session, $5 thereafter. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

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 Boardannouncements

Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs meeting at the Boy Scout Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah St. Includes a "pictoral reflection" and candid discussion. Call 471-3454. Thurs., Sept. 14, 7 p.m.

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 Administration Building, 2002 Creek Crossing. 520-6387. Sat., Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Orientation to Cohousing in Colorado Springs, to discuss the making of an intentional living community, at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Free childcare. Call 471-6611. Sat., Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

Building on Faith 2000 Breakfast, a short program on Habitat for Humanity's five-year plan for building affordable homes in the Pikes Peak region. Please RSVP by calling 475-7800. Wed., Sept. 20, 7:30 a.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.

clubs & organizations

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

American Business Women's Association, Pikes Peak Chapter holding their monthly dinner meeting at The Ramada Inn on Sinton Road, at I-25 and Fillmore. $11 includes dinner. Featured program: Life Happens when You're Making Other Plans, by Beverly Weston. RSVP by noon, Sept. 14 to 668-7170. Tues., Sept. 19, 6:30 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

Brothers of Dorothy and Sisters of Sappho, support groups for lesbian/bi/trans women and gay/bi/trans men at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Free, 471-4429. Brothers meet every Tuesday, 6 pm. Sisters meet every Thursday, 6 p.m.

Forums & discussions

Discussion on Paganism with Earth Spirit Pagans at the Celebration Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. Free, 800/731-2650. Thurs., Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

Job Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Forum at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Call 800/522-0925 for more. Thurs., Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m.

health & healing

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure disorder support group meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Call 636-0009 for more. Next meeting: Sept. 20.

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.

Politics & civic activism

Opponents of Amendment 25, the so-called "Women's Right to Know Act," meeting in Loomis Lounge on the Colorado College campus to discuss the initiative and the action that needs to be taken. Wed., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.

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

senior programs & activities

Tom O'Boyle, performing a variety of tunes at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Tues., Sept. 19, 1:30-3 p.m.

A Speakers' Exposition featuring 10 speakers on a variety of senior issues at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Four sessions: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Free, but reservations must be made by calling 260-0744. Lunch available for $7.25 if paid for by Sept. 18. Thurs., Sept. 21.

Housing Tour of various senior-housing facilities sponsored by the Senior Center Become better informed, without the pressure. $6. Reserve a space by calling 385-6972. Tues., Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Long-Term Care Insurance, get your questions answered at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Thurs., Sept. 28, 10-11a.m.

Senior Times Life After 50, a celebration of Senior Times' 10th anniversary at Doherty High School. For those aged 50 or better. Includes prizes, information booths, entertainment, food and more. 531-0088. Sat., Sept. 30. Begins at 9 a.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.

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.

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. At One Commerce Center, 722 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 103. Fees vary. Call 540-2407 for more.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, sponsored by AARP. For seniors 55 and older, economically disadvantaged and unemployed. Call 635-3579 or visit 2128 E. Bijou St.

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

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

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 .

Tutor Training Orientation for those interested in volunteering as a Right to Read adult literacy tutor. Offers question and answer setting before 13-hour training. At the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Tues., Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Volunteers sought to help out at with driving, personal assistance, handyman work and in the kitchen at the Fountain Valley Senior Center. Call 520-6471.

Volunteers sought to assist Head Start preschool classrooms, to spend time with children ages 3-5, assist teaching staff, help with projects and other interactive activities. All ages needed. Flexible schedules, training provided. 635-1536.

Volunteers needed, ages 16 and up, to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading for first, second and third graders. Call the Children's Literacy Center, 471-8672.

Film & VideoLavender Film Festival, the first annual gay and lesbian film festival, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring eight films. Two-day pass: $50. Call 635-7142 for more. www.lavenderfilms.org Fri.-Sat., Sept. 22-23.

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.

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. 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.

LearningHome Xeriscape Design at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 2855 Mesa Road. A series of three classes, with one personal design consultation. $35, individual; $50, couple. Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Thurs., Oct. 5, 6:30-9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 448-4555 to register.

Starting Over Workshop, on the emotional and social recovery after the loss of a relationship, on six consecutive Tuesday evenings. Simultaneous workshop for children in first through fifth grade. $30-$35. Sept. 19 through Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 264-1953 to register.

Creating a Resonant Garden, Blending Both Natural and Personal Landscape, the annual Founders Memorial Lecture, by Lauren Springer, at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$12; call 475-0250. Sat., Sept. 30, 10 a.m.

Toque of the Town, a series of cooking workshops by regional chefs, a Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Program. Meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Fall Holiday Cooking" on Oct. 7. "Game Birds and Venison" on Nov. 4. "Caribbean Cuisine" on Dec. 2. "New Orleans Cooking" on Jan. 6. $90 each; proceeds go to PPCC's Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund. Register by calling 540-7579.

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. 19-20: Fall and winter turf care. On Sept. 26-27, Composting. On Oct. 3-4: Spring blooming woody plants. On Oct. 11-12, Winter interest in the landscape (held on Wed. afternoon and Thursday night). On Oct. 17-18: basics of pruning woody plants.

Literary EventsLarry 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.

Kraig Hanadel signing Catch Me If You Can at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Sept. 15, 7 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 on Colorado College's campus. Free. Sun., Sept. 17, 3.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 Citadel Barnes and Noble on Sat., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. At Border's, 1710 Briargate, 266-1600, on 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.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry Open Mike at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Readers and listeners are welcome. Call 447-9039 for more. Tues., Sept. 19, 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 Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College Campus, 389-6607. Free. 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.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Morrie by Mitch Albom on Tues., Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m.

Music Concertsacoustic, folk & country

Acoustic music at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. On Fri., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.: Michael Reese. On Sun., Sept. 17, 2 p.m.: Eileen Meyer.

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.

Small Potatoes, Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $8-$12, 282-0760. Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Natalie MacMaster at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $16, 800/965-4827. Doors: 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22.

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classical

Colorado Springs Symphony, conducted by Lawrence Leighton Smith, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$44, 633-6698. Fri., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17, 2:30 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.

Symphonic Night at the Movies by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$44, 633-6698. Fri., Sept. 22, 8 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.

Symphony Pops Concert by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$44, 633-6698. Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Music Makers recital by soprano Sylvia Valley with piano and clarinet accompaniment at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte. Free. Sun., Sept. 24, 3 p.m.

jazz & swing

Second annual Pikes Peak Jazz Festival at the Cultural Center in Woodland Park. Includes a swing dance on Friday featuring the Charlie Westfall Band from 8 to 11 p.m. Features H3O, Action Orchestra, Latin Crossover, and Queen City Jazz Band on Saturday. Features God's Favor, High School All-Star Jazz Ensemble, Cordillera, Hazel Miller and the Four Freshmen on Sunday. After-hours jazz at the Ute Inn, Tres Hombres and Woodland Perk as well. Single events (include Friday night): $7-$12. Daily passes: $25-$35. Call 687-5489 for more. Fri.-Sun., 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.

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rock, pop & blues

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 with The Riders 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. $10. $5, with student ID. 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.

Deicide at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $16-$18, 800/965-4827. Doors: 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 24.

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

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

Group music lessons by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at Meeker Music Studios, 113 E. Bijou. Six weeks of lessons, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 10, for $69-$79. Registration deadline: Sept. 25. Call 578-0254.

Looks Like Me seeking votes from Colorado fans at www.ernieball/battle. Enough votes could get them lots of prizes and a recording contract with SpinRecords.com. Call the band at 577-0293 for more.

Raves & Alternative Events

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 DJs 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.

PerformancesComedy

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.

River North Chicago Dance Company as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/542-1211. Sun., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous

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Opera

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Theater

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.

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. 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.

South Pacific, performed by the Repertory Theatre Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Oct. 6-22.

Dracula 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, Oct. 7-28.

Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/542-1211. Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

KCME's Radio Theater presenting A Drink of Water, a suspense about a woman who's vacationing at a lonely seaside cottage, on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

Manitou Murders at Blue Skies Inn and Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn in which guests play the role of murder suspects for a weekend. Nov. 10-11, Dec. 1-2, Jan. 26-27, March 2-3, and April 20-21. Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices.

Angel Street, a suspenseful and fun melodrama, by TheaterWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $5-$15, 262-3232. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 3-26.

A Precious Bit of the West, alternating with North to Laughter, both audience participation-style melodramas by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.

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: cocktails and musical entertainment at 6 p.m., gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 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.

RecreationAdult recreation

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.

Inspiration from Nature Hike in Fox Run Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Sept. 23, 9-11:30 a.m.

Two mountainboarding events in Colorado Springs. Willy Walla's Boardercross, a mountainboarding event open to all ages and levels of riding, on Sun., Oct. 1. Fourth annual Chinese Downhill, requiring costumes, on Sat., Oct. 7. Call MBS Mountainboards at 884-1000 for more.

Colorado State Park Passports available in all 40 State Parks. Have your pass stamped in all 40 Colorado parks by Aug. 31, 2001 and win a $100 gift certificate to be used for Colorado state parks camping, annual or daily fees. www.coloradoparks.org.

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 Sports 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.

Spectator Sportsnone

Special EventsLuong 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.

Fall Tour of the Pikes Peak Sports Car Club, a poker-run benefit for the Make a Wish Foundation of Colorado. First and last card drawn at Bambino's on Circle and Platte. $20 entry fee per car or per hand. Sign up at 9:30 a.m. Call 471-2616 for more. Sun., Sept. 17.

Bridal Showcase, complete with bridal fashion show, at the Garden of the Gods Holiday Inn, 505 Popes Bluff Trail, 596-5248. Free. Sun., Sept. 17, 2-4 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.

Brave New World, an inquiry into the New Millennium, with 40+ booths, children's activities, an underground film festival. Music by King Slender, Lost in Thought, and Blindingly Clear, $5 (which gives access to Cabaret Diosa's performance). Evening Banquet in Student Center with Cabaret Diosa, 7 p.m., $12. Visit www.bnw.com for more or call 719/549-2716. Fri., Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Technology Expo 21 and Job Fair sponsored by the Colorado Springs Chamber at the World Arena and the Doubletree World Arena. ##########################. Wed.-Fri., Sept. 20-22.

Monument Oktoberfest at 21 Front Street in Monument, featuring live music, microbrews, food. ################### 481-4662. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 22-23.

25th Anniversary Trash and Treasure Sale to benefit the Junior League at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Early Bird admission: $1-$5. General admission: 50 - $1 Sat., Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Benefit concert for Kelly Tobin, wife of Ed who works at Little Richard's Toy Store, at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Includes performances by Joe Uvagas, Black Rose Trio, First Strike Theater and others. $10. All proceeds benefit Kelly and her family. Call 630-8665 for more. Fri., Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m.

Youth and Family EventsAlexander 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: Chapel Hills Barnes and Noble on Fri., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. and Sat., Sept. 16, 11 a.m.; East Branch Library, 5550 Union Blvd. on Wed., Sept. 20, 7 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.

Kids Day America/International, a health, safety, and awareness day, with Dr. Blackwood at 4935 North 30th St., 491-7701. Free spinal exams, scoliosis screenings, finger printing by the CSPD, dental screenings and information. Sat., Sept. 23, noon to 3 p.m.

15th annual Family Day at the Western Museum and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Offering museum tours, a tour of the site, children's games and crafts and more. $3-$6. Free to children under 5. Sun., Sept. 24, noon to 4 p.m.

Bear Creek Children's Corner, an educational program at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free but reservations required, 520-6387. "Rotting Log Detectives" on Sat., Sept. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Performing Arts School auditioning ages 6 through 15 for youth performances of Tom Sawyer, Romeo & Juliet, Grease, and the Shakespeare Youth Fest in August. Also auditioning adults and children for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Call 328-0206 for more.

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 Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

art galleries & museums

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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.

comedy

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dance

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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.

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.

opera

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Recreation (####out of town)

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rock, pop & blues

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.

Burning Spear at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.10, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Oct. 13, 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.

Barenaked Ladies with Guster at the Pepsi Center. $27-$42, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Blackalicious at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., Oct. 22, 9 p.m.

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.

David Grisman Quintet with The Del McCoury Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

Martin Sexton at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 6-7, 9 p.m.

special events

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Sports

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theater

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. Through Sept. 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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