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Art Shows and Galleries

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. Featuring Hither and Yon, oil paintings by Ray Buday, through Oct.

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 Motion Show, an exhibit of new works in sculpture, painting, fiber and mixed media, through Oct. 22.

Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. Hours: Mon.- Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring Watercolorist Terry Henderson from Oct. 7-28. A reception with the artist: Sat., Oct. 7, 3:30-8:30 p.m.

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. Bit-by-Bit, an all-digital show, Oct. 14 through Nov. 19. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Chaostheatrearts, 802 N. Weber, 634-5429. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Jason Chase: Paintings through Oct. 21. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m.

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. Reception on Fri., Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m.

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, through Nov. 26.The Nature of Looking: The Spiritual in Art, religious iconography including works from the Denver Art Museum, through Jan. 14. Mountain, Family, Spirit: Arts and Culture of the Ute Indians, guest curated by Will Wroth, through December. Crayola Dreammakers Regional Art Exhibit featuring 200 works by 40 students from across the country, through Oct. 15, with a reception on Sat., Oct. 7.

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 Bare Bones, Commonwheel's Fall Theme Show, Oct. 6-31. Reception with the artists: Fri., Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring works by Lin Fife, through Nov. 29.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring History, Art, Nature, Photography in a Digital World through Oct. 31.

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. Fourth annual Fall Benefit Art Show co-sponsored by the Exchange Club. This year's proceeds benefit local programs to prevent child abuse. Reception for the public: Sun., Oct. 29, 1-5 p.m. Displayed through Nov. 5.

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. My Countryside, work by Roberto Rushena, through Oct. 31.

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. Together -- Working, an exhibit of the work of married artists, Oct. 20 through Dec. 1.

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 photographs by Debbie Yarra, through Oct.

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

McKinzey-White Booksellers, in the Westwind Marketplace at Centennial and Garden of the Gods, featuring Points of View, works by Carol Henger, Anne Schwartz, Liz Smith and Ren Young. Exhibition and sale, Sat. Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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. Thurs.-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.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Selections from the Air Force Arrt Collection in the White Gallery through Nov. 11. Keeping the Peace, the sculptures of Canon City artist Robert Henderson, in the White Gallery through Nov. 11. Pride and Patriotism: A Celebration of Pueblo's Heroes, in the Hoag Gallery, through Oct. 28. On the Wings of Love, photographs of fifty Congressional Medal of Honor veterans, by Nick Del Calzo, in the Regional Gallery through Oct. 28.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Colorado Art Guild's Regional 2000 Fine Art Show and Sale, through Nov. 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.

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

Salute to the Arts and Our Western Heritage, an art auction in the indoor arena of the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 Rio Grande. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Range Riders Association. $40-$50, 578-3366. Thurs., Oct. 5.

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. $6-$10 includes two drink tickets, 634-5583. This month's event: "Art 4 Dummies." Thurs., Oct. 5, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Egyptian Folk Dance Workshop with Sakti at the Ormao Dance Studios, 128 N. Nevada Ave. $40-$45, 632-1111. Sat., Oct. 7, 12:30-3:30 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., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

27th annual Christmas Crafts Festival, held by the Palmer Lake Art Group at the Palmer Lake Town Hall. Benefits Palmer Lake seniors planning to pursue careers in the field of art. Free, 488-3543. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with the four organizers/visionaries behind Body Packaging (see below). Sat., Oct. 7, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Oct. 10, 10:30 p.m.

Body Packaging: The Third Millennium, a live art ramp show followed by a masked ball at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15-$25, 578-6652. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Arts Council's arts education fund. Fri., Oct. 13, 7 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.

Modern Square Dance lessons with the Rampart Ramblers Square Dance Club at the Odd Fellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration closes Oct. 29, 574-6664. First session: Sun., Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m.

call for entries

Call for entries for Commonwheel Artists Cooperative's Holiday Market to be held Nov. 24 through Jan. 2. Jury session on Oct. 12. Call 685-1008 for more.

Call for entries for the Fourth annual Fall Benefit Art Show at El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., co-sponsored by the Exchange Club. Entries judged by Ron Adair. $9 entry fee per item, limit of 3. 30% commission, to be donated to local programs to prevent child abuse. Call 634-4075 for more. Show begins Sun., Oct. 29.

Call for entries for the 13th annual Community Design Awards. For an entry form, call the Partnership for Community Design at 570-8966 of call Jim Houk at 587-8777 for info. Nomination deadline: Oct. 31.


Bulletin Board

Forums & discussions

Great Sand Dunes: National Park or National Monument?, a debate moderated by Southwest studies professor Victoria Levine at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Wed., Oct. 11, 2 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.

Veteran Benefits Forum at the El Pomar Center, 1661 Mesa Ave. Sponsored by the County Office of Veteran Services. Featuring representatives from the V.A. Medical Center, Medicaid, the State Veteran's Nursing Homes will be in attendance. Free, reservations required by Oct. 13, 444-5625. Tues., Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-noon.

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

Free Breast Self-Exam Clinics sponsored by Memorial Hospital. On Tues., Oct. 10, 2-6 p.m. at Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8710 Lexington. On Thurs., Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, 55 N. Jefferson, Monument. Call 444-CARE for more. On Fri., Oct. 27, 1-5 p.m.: Memorial Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation, 415 Rockrimmon.

Free Medicare Information Fair focusing on HMO changes for 2001, presented by the Heath Care Financing Administration (the federal Medicare agency) and the Colorado Division of Insurance. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 888/696-7213. Fri., Oct. 13, 1-3:30 p.m.

When a Cure Seems No Longer Possible, on comfort care and hospice care at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Sponsored by the El Pomar Foundation and the Senior Resource Council. Tues., Oct. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Newly Diagnosed Support Group, for people who have recently found out they have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), meeting at the MS Society of Colorado Springs, 12 N. Meade Ave., 633-4601. Next meeting: Tues., Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

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: Oct. 18.

volunteer opportunities

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.

Caring, nonjudgmental volunteers are needed to provide childcare or assist counselors with child abuse prevention classes. Give children from dysfunctional, abusive or chemically dependent families a sense of worth and hope in the future. Afternoon and evening opportunities are available. Contact El Paso County Health and Environment at 578-3278 or karen.weber@epcdhe.org


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Oct. 10: David Emrich Perspectives, a series on silent films, with a focus on early films of Colorado. Oct. 17: The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Colorado Springs Film Society meeting at Audio Visionaries, in the Mall at the Bluffs at Austin Bluffs and Academy. On Sat., Oct. 14, 6 p.m., with The Haunting, the 1963 classic psychological thriller by Robert Wise. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.

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 Oct. 29-30: Spain, Land of Contrasts, with Clint Denn.


Learning

Women's Financial Information Program Workshop, co-sponsored by AARP and CSU Cooprative Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd. Men welcome. 6-week series begins Oct. 9, Mondays from 6-9 p.m. until Nov. 13. $25 includes workbook, pre-register by Oct. 9, 636-8920.

Intermediate Nature Photography Seminar with photographer Kenneth Wyatt, hosted by Woodland Park Recreation. Details, 687-5225. Fri., Oct. 6.

Divorce Recovery Workshop sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Call 597-2520. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Aspen: Radiance in the Rockies at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Include slide presentation of the ecology and growth of aspen, and a hike in the area. $20-$25. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Vote? The Hallowing Out of American Politics in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, northwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Tues., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Wind, Water, Mountains and Sand, a virtual tour of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, the Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., Oct. 9; call 389-6649. Wed., Oct. 11, noon.

Curiosity Unlimited presenting a series of speakers in the Brooks Room of the Library Building. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. Free. On Fri., Oct. 13: "Water Resources, Now and Future."

Lectures at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. 634-6666. Sundays, 2 p.m. On Oct. 15: Capturing Dramatic Light with photographer Debbie Yarra. On Oct. 22, Wild Photography with Ava Heinrichsdorff. On Oct. 29: Andy Cook and Richard Norman, photographers from Rocky Mountain Reflections.

Project WILD, a hands-on education workshop for early childhood educators facilitated by Brenda Holmes-Stanciu and Lynda Grove at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. $15 includes handouts, snacks and free age-appropriate materials. Registration, 578-6146. Sat., Oct. 14, 8:15 a.m to 4:30 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.

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 Oct. 11-12, Winter interest in the landscape (held on Wed. afternoon and Thursday night). On Oct. 17-18: basics of pruning woody plants.

Talk English!, free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced learners. At the Penrose Public Library on Thursdays in October, 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the East Library and Information Center on the first four Tuesdays in October, 6;30-8:30 p.m. Register by calling 531-6333 Ext. 2224.

Hebrew Reading Classes taught by Rabbi Glusman and Jerrold Leeson at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument. Offering Hebrew Reading Level I and II and Crash Course Hebrew I and II. Free, reservations, 634-5311. Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Oct ####


Literary Events

Mary Crow, Colorado Poet Laureate, in the Colorado Springs area. She will be leading a forum on increasing poetry's visibility in the community 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. Or one hour before event. Sun., Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m.

Jim Walker, author of eight Western novels, discussing his writing at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Tues., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Leland Feitz signing Pictorial History of Colorado Springs at the next meeting of the Old Colorado City Historical Society, 1 S. 24th St. Free, 636-1225. Fri., Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to noon.

Jerome Davis, the featured speaker at the next Bare-Knuckle Poetry open mike at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Davis will be reading from and signing copies of his newly published collection, Waiting to Expire. Also, in the spirit of Halloween, everyone is invited to read a piece by their favorite dead poet. Call 447-9039 for more. Tues., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Great Books Discussions at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing The City of God by St. Augustine. Thurs., Oct. 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Discussing Middlemarch (books 5 and 6) by George Eliot on Tues., Oct. 24, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Frederick Morgan, poet and founding editor of The Hudson Review whose books include Poems for Paula, in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Mary Murray Shelton, signing Guidance from the Darkness: the Transforming Power of the Divine Feminine in Difficult Times at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E, 637-8282. Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

Ted Kooser, poet whose books include Sure Signs and Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison, in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat on Tues., Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Jesse Cotton Stone & Kim Stone performing a "funky fresh hallow-body experimentation at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. All-ages, 268-9951. Fri., Oct. 6, 8-10 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.

Sons and Brothers performing music with a bluegrass flavor and a touch of gospel at Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. A Western Heritage Days event. Fri., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Acoustic Concert and Jam presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. Featuries music by County Cork. $3, free to children under 12. Sun., Oct. 15, 6 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.

Pete and Joan Wernick 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., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Pueblo Symphony with Al Eberhardt and the Changing Times Big Band performing their season opener in Hoag Recital Hall at USC, 2200 Bonforte Blvd. in Pueblo. $14-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.

First Christian Church Pipe Organ Concert Series at First Christian, 16 E. Platte Ave. On Sun., Oct. 8, 3 p.m.: Dame Gillian Weir performing pieces by Alain, Jongen, J.S. Bach, Listz and Durufl. Free but tickets required, 633-8888.

Da Vinci Quartet performing Beethoven's String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 No. 1, Bartok's String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, and Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2. at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Season passes: $45-$50. Individual tickets: $17.50-$20. Sat. Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8, 3 p.m.

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 Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Bobby McGuffin Quartet. $4-$6. Sun., Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m.

The Jay Leonhart Trio at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Leonhart has been named most valuable bassist three times by the Nat'l Assoc. of Recording Artists. $12-$18, 578-5263. Wed., Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

Taylor Memorial Concert Series at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Featuring Thomas Brown on their 1928 four-manual Welte pipe organ. Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Forward Kwenda playing traditional Zimbabwean mbira music in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado sponsoring a free concert of traditional and original songs by five renown Okinawan musicians at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Sat., Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Tarras, from the Scottish border, at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Thurs., Oct. 5. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.

First Loco Locals Luau at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road, 597-2900, featuring Intake, Filth Industry and Dirt Nap, on Fri., Oct. 6, and Section 16, Caution, and Theory, on Sat., Oct. 7.

Chad at the Underground, 130 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. $TBA. Thurs., Oct. 10.

The Pat McGee Band at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa, Hi-Fi Latin Exotica, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 800/965-4827. Fri., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Waterdeep playing an outdoors House of Soul on the sports lawn at the Glen Eyrie Conference and Retreat Center, on 30th St. just south of Garden of the Gods Road. Sponsored by Vanguard Church. $5, 260-7500. Sun., Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.

The Duffy Bishop Band at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sun., Oct. 15, 9 p.m. cool photo here

Riding High Tour 2000 featuring the Kottonmouth Kings at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12-$14, 800/965-4827. Fri., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

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.

Hallowfreakin'ween with Corrosion of Conformity at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Sponsored by KILO 94.3. $15, 800/965-4827. Doors: 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 31.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12-$14, 800/965-4827. Doors: 8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 1.

Nile with Incantation and Impaled at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800/965-4827. Doors: 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 13.

music announcements

Colorado Springs Recorder Society presenting Robert Keep of the Boulder Early Music Shop in Colorado College's Packard Hall, Room 21. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., Oct. 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 633-5683 or 473-0714 for more information.


Performances

Comedy

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

Dance

Egyptian Folk Dance performance at Tajine Alimi, 10 Old Man's Trail, Manitou Springs. $10-$12, 632-1111. Fri., Oct. 6, 7:30 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.

Ballet Folklorico "Quetzalli" de Veracruz, as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/542-1211. Thurs., May 3, 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. Matinee on Sat., Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 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. Sat., Oct. 7.

King Lear, performed by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. $10-$12, 573-7411. 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.-Sun., Sept. 28-30, 8 p.m.

The Wedding Trunk, a staged reading of the play written by local author Donna Guthrie at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union St., 531-6333 Ext. 1202. Recommended for middle school students and older. Fri., Oct. 6, 7 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 Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $22-$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. Then Forever After by Dorie Wilson on Wed.-Sat., Oct. 18-21, 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sat., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Then Safe Sex by Harvey Fierstein on Wed.-Sat., Oct. 25-28, 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sat., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. Tickets: $12, individual show; $30, festival pass. Call 444-0884.

Dracula performed by the Round About Mainstage Dinner Theater Players at the Show Space at Charlie's Pit Barbecue, 4325 N. Nevada Ave. $23, dinner and show. Reservations required, 266-4355. Dinner 6:30, show 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 27-29.

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., 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.

Shakespeare The Tempest by the Colorado College Drama and Dance Department, in Armstrong Hall Theater on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. $5. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 19-21, 8 p.m.

Come for Dinner ... Stay for Death, a dinner at The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave., accompanied by magic, murder and mystery. $28, 473-4413. Overnight packages also available. Sat., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Ramantics, the annual variety show, at Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive. $5-$7, 594-9292 Ext. 235. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 19-21, 7 p.m.

Done to Death, a melodramic murder mystery, at Coronado High School. For ticket info: 328-3789. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 19-21, 7:30 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.

Hello, Dolly! at the Lewis-Palmer High School auditorium, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. $3-$5, 488-4720. Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 2-3, 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Man of LaMancha, winner of five Tony Awards, at the Air Force Academy Arnold Hall. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sun., Nov. 5, 7 p.m.

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 #######?

auditions

TheaterWorks seeking four women: two in their 50s, one mid-30s and one mid-60s; and two men: one mid-30s and one mid-60s for Surviving Selma. Scripts available for perusal, auditions will be held in Main Hall 308 at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Actors will be paid, some equity roles available. 262-3232. Sat., Oct. 21, 1 p.m.

Star Bar Players taking director proposals for Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring. Production dates are Nov. 24 through Dec. 10. Mail proposals to Arsenic and Old Lace, P. O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 or call 573-7411 for information.

CHAOS-TheatreArts holding auditions for upcoming production of Cirque de Surreal at CHAOS-TheatreArts, 802 N. Weber St., on Sat., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chaos seeking performers with some experience in: acting, movement, performance art or clowning. Bring resume and photo, and prepare a two-min. reading or piece. Call 634-5429 for more.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Fourth annual Chinese Downhill mountainboarding on High Drive off of Gold Camp. Requiring costumes. Registration, 9-10; race at 11 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 7. Call MBS Mountainboards at 884-1000 for more.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a moderate to vigorous hike at Dome Rock. To reserve a space, call 578-9155. $6. Sat., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.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.


Special Events

Bid, Sip Art-n-Bark, a silent auction and wine tasting fundraiser for Dreampower Animal Rescue at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. $15-$20, 390-7838. Thurs., Oct. 5, 5:30-8 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. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 6-21, 7-11 p.m. Fri.-Tues., Oct. 27-31, 7-11 p.m.

Community Job and Resource Fair and Barbeque, held by the Department of Human Services at the Teen Resource Center at the Otis Park Community Resource Center, 731 N. Iowa. Several employers will be in attendance. Open to all. 444-5211. Fri., Oct. 6, 3-6 p.m.

Crafts in Bancroft Park, a sale and benefit for the Old Colorado City Historical Society, next to the Farmer's Market at Colorado Ave. and 24th St. 636-1225. Sat., Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ute Indian Fair in conjunction with the exhibition, Mountain Family Spirit: The Arts and Culture of the Ute Indians, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Features dance demonstrations, traditional food tastings. Sat., Oct. 7, noon to 5 p.m.

The Struggle for Justice Continues, a commemoration of the third anniversary of the beginning of the Pueblo Steelworker strike at Bessemer Park, 800 W. Northern Ave., Pueblo. Live music and free picnic, 719/564-0880. For caravan info, call Colorado Progressive Coalition, 303/866-0908. Sat., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

103rd annual Columbus Day Celebration at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Features 8 a.m. mass, wreath ceremony at the Christopher Columbus Statue, brunch and then dinner at 7 p.m. with 37 guests from Lucca Sicula, Sicily. $22. Call 719/566-0199 or 719/543-0883. Mon., Oct. 9.

Gardens Across America, a slide show set to music spotlighting gardens all over the country by Susan Matz of the Garden Clubs of America, at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Wed., Oct. 11, 7 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.

Best of Europe Winetasting and auction benefiting the Arthritis Foundation at the Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave. $40-$45, 520-5711. Fri., Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m.

Tour of Solar Homes, featuring homes in Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs, Black Forest and Monument. Call 685-5089 for info. Sat., Oct. 14.

March of Dimes 17th annual Healthy Baby Fair at the Citadel Mall upper level. Features Beautiful baby contest, safety demonstrations, dance performances, storytelling, face painting, Professor Bodywise and more. Free, 473-9981. Sat., Oct. 14.

Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles at Living Springs Worship Centre, 640 Manitou Blvd. Featuring workshops of feast-related topics from 3 to 6 p.m., $5 suggested donation. Family festival celebration from 7 to 9 p.m., free with non-perishable food donation. For info, Monique Vollmer, 481-2553. Sat., Oct. 14.

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.

Donna Ferrato, award-winning photojournalist and author of Living with the Enemy, at UCCS's University Center Room 116 A & B. Call 262-3450 for more. Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Carnegie Gala, a fund raiser for the 1905 Carnegie Reading Room Restoration Campaign, at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333. Includes champagne, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent auction and more. $125. Call 531-6333 Ext. 2009 for more. Sat., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Fall Harvest Festival at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods. Free, though small fee for some activities. Visitors can watch wool spinning, apple cider pressing and butter making. Wagon rides, pony rides and pumpkin picking available. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 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 readings: Sat., Oct. 7, at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd.

Knee-High Naturalists, a program for ages 3 to 5 at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Search for nature's clues, discover park animals and make a craft. $5 per 3-week session. Reservations required, 578-6146. Fridays, Oct. 13-27.

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.

Kids Pumpkin Carving Party co-sponsored by Bijou Gardens and Hillside Gardens. Pumpkins, tools, clean-up and refreshments provided. AT Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute St. Reservations preferred but not required. Sun., Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m.


Out of Town Events

rock, pop & blues

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

Denver Distiguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features F.W. de Klerk, former president of South Africa, on Oct. 24; George Stephaopoulos, former deputy campaign manager and director of communications for Clinton/Gore in 1992, on Dec. 4; Dr. Jane Goodall, humanitarian and chimpanzee advocate, on Feb. 13; and Deepak Chopra, M.D., spiritual guida and leader of alternative medicine, on April 11. $100-$2,500 for series package. $15-$52 for individual tickets. Call 303/830-TIXS for more.

Full Moon Community Drumming Circle at White Eagle Village, 67485 County Road "T," Crestone, CO. Free, 719/480-1092 or bluestar@ctelco.net. Fri., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Crestone Metaphysical Fair at White Eagle Village, 67485 County Road "T," Crestone, CO. $2 for both days, free metaphysical workshops offered. 719/480-1092 or bluestar@ctelco.net. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 14-15, 11

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