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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. 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. Featuring Motion Show, an exhibit of new works in sculpture, painting, fiber and mixed media, through Oct. 22; reception on Fri., Sept. 29, 5-8 p.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 College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Kyoto Prints Today, an exhibit of the work of 20 contemporary Japanese printmakers, through Oct. 25.

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., through October. Free. Sixteenth annual Quilts and Woodworking, presenting some of the finest woodworkers and best quilters from across the region. Through Nov. 11.

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 works by Lin Fife, Sept. 27 through Nov. 29. Reception: Thurs., Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m.

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.

Manitou Bakery, 729 Manitou Ave., 685-5808. Featuring the photography and digital art of Jim Doenges, running indefinitely.

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.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 3241/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring works by Yvonne Curtis, through Nov. 10.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring the work of local potter Jamie Howard and West Coast potter Phil Welsh through September.

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.

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.

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.

Western National Bank, 102 N. Cascade Ave., showcasing artwork by two high school students, Andy Foat and Kelsey Hinton, through Oct. 19.

arts events and programs

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.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Paul Mathewson and Mark Hennessy, co-directors for the Star Bar's season opener, King Lear. Sat., Sept. 23, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Sept. 26, 10:30 p.m.

Annual Art Poster Sale hosted by the Colorado College Arts and Crafts Committee in Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Mon.-Tues., Oct. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Raku Glazing workshop at the Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. $4-$12; call for fee information. Sat., Oct. 14, 9:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Bulletin Board

Forums & discussions

Panel discussion on November ballot issues affecting our community's long-term quality of life presented by the Quality Community Group, an informal collaborative effort between Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, the EDC, the Housing and Building Association and Pikes Peak Realtors. At the Broadmoor's International Center. $20, 475-6462. Tues., Sept. 26, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The Libertarian Party of El Paso County, based on the platform that each individual has the right to live his or her life in the manner he or she chooses so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others, meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the All Souls Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, 731 N. Cascade Ave. Next meeting: Sept. 27. ####CALL

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.

Public Forum on House District Candidates for all candidates running in House Districts 15, 16, 17, 21 and 22 in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, northwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Audience members will be able to submit written questions for the candidates. Presented by Citizens Project: 520-9899. Thurs., Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

Public Forum on Initiatives to discuss the six citizen-driven initiatives on the November ballot: Amendment 20 (Medical Marijuana), 21 (TaxCut 2000), 22 (Closing the Gun Show Loophole), 23 (School Funding Initiative), 24 (Responsible Growth Initiative) and 25 (Women's Health Information Act). At Centennial Hall, northwest corner of Cascade and Vermijo. Presented by Citizens Project: 520-9899. Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

health & healing

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.

Nutritional lectures at Wild Oats, Academy and Union Blvd. "Eating Your Blood Type" on Fri., Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. "Body Fat Analysis" on Sat., Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mind-Body Fertility Program, a ten-week course offered by Specialists in Women's Health, 5455 N. Union Blvd. Call 596-4775 for more.

Free Breast Self-Exam Clinics sponsored by Memorial Hospital. On Fri., Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Apostle Church, 4925 N. Carefree. On Tues., Oct. 10, 2-6 p.m. at Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8710 Lexington. Call 444-CARE for more.

senior programs & activities

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. Thurs., Sept. 21.

Introduction to Windows for Parents and Grandparents offered by District 11 Community Education. Classes begin Sept. 23 and Oct. 3. Call 520-2333 for more.

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.

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.

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.

volunteer opportunities

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.

Suicide Prevention Partnership recruiting new volunteers who are at least 18 years old for its Suicide Prevention Hotline. Training begins Sat., Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continue Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Those interested should call 573-7447 and leave their name, phone number and address where an application can be sent.


Film & Video

Lavender 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.


Learning

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society presenting their beginner's workshop at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Covering military records, immigration and naturalization records, and city directories and newspapers. Call 531-6333 Ext. 2252 to sign up. Sat., Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

Lessons in Love: Is the Couple Possible?, a lecture sponsored by the Colorado Springs Jung Society at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. $5-$8. Wed., Oct. 4, 7 p.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.


Literary Events

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.

Gala book-signing for Jerome Davis's self-published book of "urban poetry," Waiting to Expire: Incoherent Ramblings of an Inebriated Soul, at the Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Book available for $15. Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. to midnight.

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.

Bagels and The Bard, First United Methodist Church First Sunday Book Group discussing Shakespeare's King Lear in the church parlor. Bagels and coffee available. Call 531-6315 for more. Sun., Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m. Betty

Religious poems sought for the Poetry Competition 2000 by the Bards of Burbank. Poems must be 21 lines or less. Free to enter. $1000 grand prize. Send to Free Poetry Contest, PMB250, 2219 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506. Deadline: Oct. 2.

Mary Crow, Colorado Poet Laureate, in Colorado Springs. Discussing her poetry in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus on Thurs., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Public poetry reading at the Lodge at UCCS on Fri., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Cowboy Poetry Open Session, a Western Heritage Days event, at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. A Second Sunday Family Program. To sign up to perform, call 531-6333 Ext. 2011. Sun., Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

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.

Liz Masterson and Sean Blackburn playing western swing at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., Oct. 13, 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.

classical

Symphonic Night at the Movies by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$44, 633-6698. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 22-23, 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.

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.

Brass Blowout, a Fine Arts Chamber Series performance by the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale Street. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Sept. 26, 7:30 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.

Flash Cadillac Classic Rock 'n' Roll, a Colorado Springs Symphony Pops Concert, with guests Flash Cadillac, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$44, 633-6698. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 27-28, 8 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.

rock, pop & blues

(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.

Flash Cadillac Classic Rock 'n' Roll, a Colorado Springs Symphony Pops Concert, with guests Flash Cadillac, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$44, 633-6698. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 27-28, 8 p.m.

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

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 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.


Performances

Comedy

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

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.

Romeo and Juliet, performed by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $34-$85. Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. and 8 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.

Theater

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.

I Do, I Do, a musical about marriage, performed by the Round About 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. 23 through Oct. 7.

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.

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.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, performed by the Colorado Actors Theater at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15-$20, 444-0884. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Oct. 8.

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.

Fifth annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival by the Upstart Performing Ensemble in the Cabaret Performance Space at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada. Opens with Walking the Dead by Keith Curran on Wed.-Sat., Oct. 11-14, 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sat., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. $12; festival pass for all three shows, $30. Call 444-0884.

Dracula performed by the Round About 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. 14-31.

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. PHOTO

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., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Agatha Cristie's The Mousetrap by The Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland, Woodland Park, 687-5284. $10-$12. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 13-21, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 15 and 22, 2 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.

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

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.

Dance Unlimited, 7846 N. Academy Blvd., holding auditions for its new dance team on Sat., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. Call 528-5715 for more.

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

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a moderate to vigorous hike at Pancake Rocks. To reserve a space, call 578-9155. $6. Sat., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.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.

The Grand Prix Half Marathon at the Air Force Academy. 5K or 10 K runs. Register at the Runner's Roost, 107 E. Bijou St. or at www.csgrandprix.com. Sun., Oct. 1, 8 a.m.

Climbing 101 offering an introduction to technical rock climbing with a trained belayer at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, Saturdays and Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m. Minimum height: 4-feet, 6-inches. Small fee. Call 578-6146.

Hikes beginning at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For adults and children over 10 accompanied by adults. Call for reservations, 578-6146. On Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m. ### On Sept. 24: Bear Creek. Oct. 1: Stratton Open Space.

youth recreation

Knee-High Naturalists, a program for children ages 3 to 5, at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Three-week session on Fridays beginning Sept. 22 or Oct. 13. $5. Call 578-6146 for reservations.

Fourth annual GirlSports Fun and Fitness Day offering a day of sports clinics for all girls ages 5 to 17 at Colorado College. Clinics include: volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, and more. Families are invited to watch. Call 597-8603 for more. Sun., Sept. 24.

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.


Spectator Sports

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Special Events

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. At the Doubletree: International Technology Partners Forum and CT Conference Wed.-Fri., Sept. 20-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the World Arena: Exhibitor Preview and Party on Wed., Sept. 20, 5-9 p.m.; Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tech Expo from noon to 6 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 21; Tech Expo and Job Fair on Fri., Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 575-4330. 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.

"Be A Star for Diabetes" Walk 2000 to benefit local diabetes programs starting at Bear Creek Park's East Pavilions. 2K and 5K options. $25 donation. Prizes, refreshments, massages and more. Call 632-2640 for more. Sat., Sept. 23, 9 a.m.

Mountain States Regional Taekwondo Tournament at the gym at UCCS. $3. Sun., Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

14th annual Depression Era Glass Show and Sale, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $4 admission. Sat., Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greyhounds As Pets holding a garage sale at the Rocky Mountain Greyhound Park, 3701 N. Nevada Ave. Free admission. Proceeds benefit greyhound adoptions. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 23-24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aspen Run, a day of gambling, fun and food to benefit the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire. Bus leaves Hide and Seek at 10 a.m. $15, 685-5284. Sun., Sept. 24.

Benefit concert for Heidi Reagan and Patty Yarrish, who were involved in a motorcycle accident in August, featuring a motorcycle rally at Wildcat Motorsports at 9 a.m. and a concert, $5, by Mystic Rose at Country USA, 2493 S. Academy Blvd. Sun., Sept. 24, 7 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.

Ride for the Children, the annual benefit for the Pikes peak Therapeutic Riding Center at its facility, 6325 Sorpresa Lane, Black Forest. $50 donation for a three-hour cross-country ride, lunch and photo. Sponsor a handicapped child for $5. Call 495-3908. Sat., Sept. 30, 9 a.m.

18th Anniversary Celebration of the Harvest Free Will Baptist Church, at Woodman and Black Forest Road. Sun., Oct. 1, 9:45 a.m. Call Pastor Mertz for more at 598-5679.

Loop the Lake Benefit for the Colorado Spring Assets for Youth at the Prospect Lake walk path. Register by Sept. 25. Walk on Sun., Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m. Call 593-9622 Ext. 243.

Colorado Intergenerational Day at the Colorado Springs Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 385-5933. Features ##################. Sun., Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m.

Sixth annual Peace Flotilla at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Participants will be asked to build a 6-inch-by-6-inch raft to launch a votive candle at dusk. Call 719/561-4012. Sun., Oct. 1, 5:45 p.m.

PEAK Parent Center's third annual fundraiser at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Includes chefs' gala and silent auction, entertainment, and wine and beer cash bar. $15, individual. $25, couple. Call 531-9400. Thurs., Oct. 5, 5:30-8 p.m.

Terror in October, a MoonShadow Production presented by KILO 94.3, featuring Carnival of Illusion and Mind Seizure, at 615 N. Chelton, northeast corner of Chelton and Platte. $11, 596-0188. 2-for-1 tickets on opening weekend.

Second annual Walk for our Angels sponsored by Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Monument Valley Park, Glen and Uintah. Registration: $10 in advance, $15 on walk day. Mail check to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, 3815 Moose Run Drive, Colo. Springs 80918. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.

Sixth annual Walk to Remember hosted by Pikes Peak Share, whose mission is to serve those who have been affected by the tragic death of a baby, through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death. The walk starts at the East Library, 5550 N. Union and goes to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5265 N. Union. Sun., Oct. 8, 2 p.m.

Cliff House Cliff Hanger, a whodunit guest participation adventure at the Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. $494-$635 includes dinner for two, overnight lodging, late night coffee and chocolates and breakfast. $100 benefits the Fine Arts Center. Reservations, 685-3000. Fri, Oct. 13.

Women's Conference presented by SkillPath Seminars, offering classes in career & professional development, personal growth and enrichment, and The Complete Woman. At the Holiday Inn Garden of the Gods, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. $149, 800/873-7545. Wed., Oct. 18.


Youth and Family Events

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 readings: Fountain Branch, 501 E. Iowa Ave. on Thurs., Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m.; Rockrimmon Branch Library on Fri., Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.; East Branch Library, 5550 Union Blvd., on Sat., Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m., and Thurs., Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.; McKinzey-White Booksellers### on Sat., Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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.

WaterQuest 2000, a day for all ages to celebrate our most precious resource, at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road. Call 578-7088 for details. Sat., Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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 events

Fourth annual Art for the Sangres, a benefit for the San Isabel Foundation, a land conservation organization, at the Historic Pines Ranch in Westcliffe. Featuring the work of over 20 artists. Art preview begins at 3:30 with the sale at 6:30. $15-$20, 719/783-3018. Sat., Sept. 23.

Jazz

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. Features Dan Barrett's Blue Swing., The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Alan Frederickson Jazz Ensemble. $27-$95. 303/674-4190. Fri., Sept. 29, 7 p.m. to midnight. Sat., Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun., Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 6:30 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.

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

Neil Young with the Pretenders at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $35-$85, 520-9090. 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.

theater

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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