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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 October.

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 Stuff from the Last Couple Years, work by Mark Byzewski, Oct. 27 through Nov. 19. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.

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 through Oct. 28.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bit-by-Bit, an all-digital show, through Nov. 19.

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

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, 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.

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, through Oct. 31.

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. Together/Working, featuring recent work by 15 national and 15 regional artist couples, Oct. 20 through Dec. 1. Reception: Fri., Oct. 20, 5-7 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 photographs by Debbie Yarra, through October.

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. Featuring works by Merr Shearn, through Thanksgiving.

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.

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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring its Third annual Fall Festival of Fine Art, an exhibit of 50 of the region's "up and coming" artists, through Oct. 30. Featuring Between the Curtains, works by Rebecca Duke, in the regional gallery.

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.

arts events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Peter Hall, director of the Denver Center Theatre's production of Tantalus. Sat., Oct. 21, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Oct. 24, 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. Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane in the I.O.O.F. Hall, 23rd & Pikes Peak Ave. $9, 634-2420. Mon., Oct. 23, 7:30-9 p.m.

Open studio figure study in any medium at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th Street. $5/session. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-1899.

call for entries

Call for entries by the Pueblo Art Guild and the Southern Colorado Photography Society for their annual winter show at the Gallery in Mineral Palace Park, 1500 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. Entry dates: Oct. 28-29. Call 719/543-2455 for entry fee information. Show begins Nov. 3.

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

announcements

Orientation to Co-housing, an intentional-living community, at Ruth Washburn Preschool, 914 N. 19th Street. Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.

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.

The 2000 11 News Festival of Lights Parade seeking entries for units for its Dec. 2 parade. Call 475-9846 for more.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs provides opportunities to area newcomers, and those who have recently changed lifestyles, to meet others in social activities. Groups include arts and crafts, bridge, book club, tours and luncheons, and more. Call 630-5047 for more.

clubs & organizations

Forums & discussions

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.

East-West Mobility Study Open House sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs. At Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Drive West, on Wed., Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m. At First Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Weber St., on Thurs., Oct. 26, 4-7 p.m.

health & healing

Free Breast Self-Exam Clinics sponsored by Memorial Hospital. 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.

Saturday Education Program sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association at the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon St. Call 266-8773. Sat., Oct. 21, 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Yoga Sampler Day, featuring six classes in many different forms of yoga, to be started on the hour, plus some mini-workshops to be started at quarter past. At First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Opening ceremony, 8:30 a.m. First class, 9 a.m. Panel discussion with bag lunch, noon. $10. Bring water, a yoga mat or towel, a meditation cushion (optional), and a lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Sat., Oct. 28. Call Robin at 527-9020 for more.

Politics & civic activism

Ballot Issues 2000, published by the League of Women Voters, offering clear, concise and unbiased explanations of the issue. Available at local libraries and election dept. offices. Get informed and vote on Nov. 7!

Ralph Nader's campaign for Presidency seeking citizens interested in the Green Party and will be meeting every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at 29 S. Institute. All are welcome, especially volunteers. For more information call Marlene at 635-2043.

senior programs & activities

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering programs in the arts, woodworking, computers, dance, fitness, heath & finances education, as well as excursions to a Sky Sox game, Waterworld, Flying W Ranch and more. Call 385-5933 to register.

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.

Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., offering classes in Chi Kung, T'ai Chi, fitness, dance, finance, art and more, as well as group dinners, educational, health, beauty, transportation and meal services. Call 520-6471.

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.

volunteer opportunities

Suicide Prevention Partnership recruiting new volunteers who are at least 18 years old for its Suicide Prevention Hotline. Applications due Nov. 15. Those interested should call 573-7447 and leave their name, phone number and address where an application can be sent. Training begins in early 2001.

Goodwill Industries seeking volunteers to help prepare dolls for periodic sales. Call Donna at 635-4483 for more.

Salvation Army seeking volunteers for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles beginning Nov. 17. Four-hour shifts available at over 50 locations, through Dec. 24. Call 328-0110.

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. 24: Pit and the Pendulum. Nov. 7: Adam's Rib. Nov. 14: Anthony Adverse.

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.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. On Sun., Nov. 2: The White Balloon, directed by Jafar Panahi. Farsi with English subtitles.

Karolyn Grimes, "ZuZu Bailey" in the film It's a Wonderful Life appearing with other child performers at a benefit for the Children's Literacy Center. The film will be shown at the event. $5, RSVP to 471-8672. Sat., Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Learning

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. 21, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Learn about Parliamentary Procedures with the National Association of Parliamentarians, Colo. Springs unit, at the Retired Enlisted Association Building, 834 Emory Circle. Tues., Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.

The Women's Movement in China Today discussed in the Women's Educational Society's annual fall program in Colorado College's Slocum Commons, northwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Nevada. $5, reservations required; call 573-5110. Thurs., Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m.

Fourth annual Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Featuring Dr. Steve Jennings, using comparative photography to examine alterations in the plant communities on Pikes Peak. Free. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hypnosis and Were Afraid to Ask on its history and present-day uses, including a demonstration, in the University Center Brooks Room at UCCS. Free. Tues., Oct. 31, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Literary Events

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.

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

Padma Hejmadi, fiction writer whose books include Room to Fly and Dr. Salaam and Other Stories, in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

First Sunday Book Group at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. In the church parlor. On Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m., discussing F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and an earlier version of Gatsby, Trimalchio. Free, 531-6315.

First Friday Fandom, a science-fiction book discussion group meeting the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free, 522-0484. Nov. 3: Princess of Mars, Gods of Mars, and Warlord of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, followed by a screening of Return of the Jedi.

Pam Houston, essayist and fiction writer whose books include Cowboys Are My Weakness, in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Ondaatje, poet and novelist whose books include Anil's Ghost, The English Patient and The Cinnamon Peeler, in Armstrong Hall Theater on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Imperium Proviso Publishing offering poetry and short story contests. Cash prizes, and winners will be published. All genres considered. For information, please check out www.imperiumproviso.com or call 473-2765.

Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Peace and Justice Coffee House with Jerome Davis reading from his book, Waiting to Expire, and Malcolm Lucard, acoustic trapese artist, on guitar. 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Thurs., Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m.

Allette Brooks, acoustic singer-songwriter, at Wooglin's, 823 N. Tejon St. Fri., Oct. 20, 7 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.

Erika Luckett, winner of "Song of the Year" by Northern California Songwriter's Association, at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 930-4652. Sat., Oct. 28.

Jennifer Knapp performing songs from her CD, Lay It Down, at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Seating is limited. Thurs., Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Pianist Nohema Fernandez, Colorado College visiting artist-in-residence, performing the music contemporary Latin American composers in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Oct. 24, 7:30 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.

miscellaneous

Flying W Wranglers performing in a fund raiser for the Pueblo Symphony in the Memorial Hall Auditorium at USC. $15-$25, 719/549-2404. Pre-concert barbecue, $5, in the SRDA dining room, 230 N. Union, Pueblo. Barbecue, 5:30 p.m. Concert, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 19.

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.

Colorado College's Internationally Acclaimed Bowed Piano Ensemble at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Sun., Oct. 22, 3 p.m.

Cynthia Clawson, Grammy and Dove award-winning gospel singer, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $8-$12, 471-8522 ext. 221. Sun., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Fall Concert by the Community Singers and Band at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. Free. Fri., Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

High Altitude Trombone Quartet at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Sat., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Taylor Memorial Concert Series at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Featuring the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble. Sun., Nov. 5, 4 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Blues Union at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Oct. 21, 9 p.m. press kit on way

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

Sicra, a traditional Irish music band, at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. Thurs., Oct. 26, 7:30 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.

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.

Against Tomorrow's Sky at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All ages. $3-$5. Tues., Oct. 31, 9 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

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, an exploration of the styles, philosophies and artistic trends that define modern classical music, instructed by Michael Campion at the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative Studio, 223 S. Prospect. $69, 633-9373. Six Tuesday evenings, Oct. 31 through Nov. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Great Composers: Johannes Brahms, a look at the life and music of Brahms, instructed by David Sckolnik at the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative Studio, 223 S. Prospect. $69, 633-9373. Six Thursday evenings, Nov. 2 through Dec. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Recorder Society presenting Jeanne Brush, who will present a program of Jewish Festival Songs in Colorado College's Packard Hall, Room 21. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., Nov. 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 633-5683 or 473-0714 for more information.

raves & alternative events

Funkin Pumpkin, a masquerade party produced by Basic Entertainment with Glowbrighter. Featuring Robert Miles. Free glow sticks. 303/595-1090. Sat., Oct. 28.

Performances

Comedy

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

Comedian Shann Carr performing in a benefit for the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Center at the Best Western LeBaron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. $15, 471-4429. Sun., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Doubet, Master Hypnotist, in a benefit for Workout, Ltd., an organization for at-risk youth, and The Olympic Training Center Judo Team at Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. $10-$12, 471-4200. Tues., Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Dance

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.

Miscellaneous

A Night of Magic and Illusions with "Dream Masterz," at the Butte Opera House, Cripple Creek. Show for Cripple Creek residents on Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $15. Open to everyone: Sat., Oct. 28, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m.; $18.50-$21. Call 719/689-9113.

Theater

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. 20-21, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

Fifth annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival by the Upstart Performing Ensemble in the Cabaret Performance Space at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada. Final two productions: Forever After by Dorie Wilson on Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 19-21, 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. Call 444-0884.

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 melodramatic murder mystery, at Coronado High School. For ticket info: 328-3789. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 19-21, 7:30 p.m.

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. Through Oct. 22.

"Courtship: Scenes from the Novels of Jane Austen," a one-hour performance by Kim Hicks in Dwire Hall at UCCS. Call 262-4018 for reservations. Sun., Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

Pikes Peak Youth Theatre performing its debut production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $8-$10, 578-6652. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 26 through Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m.

"Abortion's Silenced Legacy," a one-hour drama presentation on the reality of illegal abortion, with a discussion on the "Women's Right to Know" ballot initiative, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Call 574-1045. Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Dracula performed by the Round About Mainstage Dinner Theater Players at new location and times: Savelli's Italian Restaurant, 301 Manitou. $23, dinner and show. $6-$8, show only. Reservations required, 328-0206. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Sun.-Tues., Oct. 29-31.

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.

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

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.

KCME's Radio Theater presenting Forgot in the Rains, in honor of Veteran's Day, on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Nov. 9, 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. Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices.

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley performed by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, corner of Kiowa and Weber streets, Colorado Springs. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 24 through Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. $10-$12, 573-7411.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 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. Dec. 1-17.

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 November.

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 preparing for its production of Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring. Production dates are Jan. 12 through Feb. 4. Seeking director proposals; mail to Arsenic and Old Lace, P. O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Seeking three women 30 and up and 11 men 20 and up; auditions on Oct. 21-22. Call 573-7411 for information.

Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against Tacoma Sabercats on Fri., Oct. 20, 7:05 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 21, 7:05 p.m. Against Long Beach Ice Dogs on Thurs., Nov. 2, 7:05 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 5, 2:05 p.m.

Skate America at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 26-29 ### John Pesetski, 477-2117

Pops on Ice at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Sat., Dec. 16. ### John Pesetski, 477-2117

Special Events

Jewish-Christian Dialogue Dinner at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Call 570-7931 for more.

65 Roses Wine Dinner, a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, at the Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave. Wine presentations with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. Seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. Gourmet coffee presentation with dessert at 9 p.m. $75, 444-8966. Fri., Oct. 20.

Companion Parrot Benefit at Cherokee's of Manitou art gallery, 351 Manitou Ave. Proceeds from artwork goes to the non-profit Gabriel Foundation, which promotes rescue, education, rehabilitation and sanctuary for companion parrots. Parrots will be available for adoption, and the gallery will be "transformed into a tropical paradise". Free, 685-3508. Sat., Oct. 21, 5-8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22, noon-4 p.m.

Pumpkin-thon, to benefit Silver Key at the Bear Creek Pavilion. Includes costume contest for kids 5 to 12 and seniors 60 and over, and pumpkin weigh-off for pumpkins grown by pledgers, some weighing in at 100 to 400 pounds. Donation of canned goods appreciated. Call 632-1521 for more. Sat., Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

First annual Southern Colorado Adoption Awareness Day, a free event for families to learn about adoption issues, various placement agencies, the many waiting children and to see if they are ready to adopt. Registration due Oct. 16; call 583-2459. Lunch provided. Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Metaphysical Celebration Fair at the Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Admission: $4. 634-1810. Fri., Oct. 20, 1-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Costume Crawl at Rev 2, 403 N. Tejon St., 635-4944. Come on down, pick out a funky outfit and strut up and down Tejon. Fri., Oct. 20 and 27, 8 p.m.

Comedian Shann Carr performing in a benefit for the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Center at the Best Western LeBaron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. $15, 471-4429. Sun., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Third annual Silent Witness March in Acacia Park as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sun., Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m.

Eighth annual Gourmet Chefs Auction, benefiting the March of Dimes at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Featuring dishes by 20 of the area's finest chefs, an auction, Diamond Dip, live music and wine tasting. Tickets, 473-9981. Tues., Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Michael Doubet, Master Hypnotist, in a benefit for Workout, Ltd., an organization for at-risk youth, and The Olympic Training Center Judo Team at Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. $10-$12, 471-4200. Tues., Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Former Abbot of the Dalai Lama's Monastery giving a public talk titled "Awakening Compassion" at Colorado College's Shove Chapel. $5 suggested donation. Call 635-7804 for more. Wed., Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m.

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.

Third annual Holiday Bazaar at Pine Creek High School. Sat., Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

36th annual Holiday Show and Sale, presented by the Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild at the Black Forest Community Center, just north of the firehouse on the northwest corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. Featuring the work of over 100 artisans. No strollers allowed. Free, 495-3217. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 2-4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

El Paso County Bar Association Wine Tasting to benefit the Legal Aid Foundation at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20, 473-9700. Thurs., Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.

In Their Honor Veteran's Day Aircraft Show, featuring more than 20 historical aircraft from WWII at the old Colorado Springs Airport. $2 donation for those 13 and up, 635-8803. Sat., Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Business of Art Center Gourmet Fundraiser at the Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd. In Manitou Springs. Featuring a dinner, art auction, and live music by the Da Vinci Quartet. $75 (partially tax-deductible), RSVP to 685-1861. Mon., Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

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. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 20-21, 7-11 p.m. Fri.-Tues., Oct. 27-31, 7-11 p.m.

Volunteer Pumpkin carvers sought to help light the Enchanted Forest Halloween Trail at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Those who carve five or more pumpkins receive a free ticket to the trail for Thurs., Oct. 26. Those who carve 10 or more get to take one home. Bring your own carving utensils and meet behind the Cottonwood Gift Shop, 719/543-2443. Mon.-Tues., Oct. 23-24, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Enchanted Forest Halloween Trail at the Pueblo Greenway and Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Road. Featuring storytellers, star-watching, imaginative non-scary scenes, marshmallow roasting and treats for kids. $5-$6, reservations required due to space limitations, 719/549-2414. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 26-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Emma's Favorites Haunts, the annual Manitou Springs ghost tour, kicking off the Emma Crawford Coffin Races. Walkers will meet legends from Manitou's past, including victim of love J.G. Hiestand, Emma and her heartbroken fiance Hildebrand, Teddy Roosevelt and perhaps even the infamous Col. Chivington. Leaving from City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., every 10 minutes between 7-9 p.m. $4-$7, pre-purchasing reccomended as tours are limited, 685-5089. Fri., Oct. 27.

Clue Halloween Party where young readers ages 7 to 12 help figure out who kidnapped the store manager, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. RSVP by Oct. 23. Parental supervision required. Sat., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

The Lazy Spacemen Halloween Ball and CD Release Party on the second floor of The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Free. Costumes encouraged. Sat., Oct. 28, 9 p.m.

Emma Crawford Festival in Manitou Springs. Includes a children's fun run, 10:30 a.m.; Mayor's Cup 5K at 11 a.m.; Media Coffin Race at 12:30 p.m., Parade of Coffins at 1:15 p.m. and the Emma Crawford Race at 1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28.

Halloween Spookfest with Haunted House sponsored by the Woodland Park Police Dept. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-5284. $1 or food item. Sat., Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Pre-Halloween Swing, Tango and Salsa Showcase and Dance hosted by Tango Springs at the I.O.O. F. Hall, 23rd and Pikes Peak Ave. $5, Free beginner Tango workshop: 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 30, 7:30p.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.

Against Tomorrow's Sky at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All ages. $3-$5. Tues., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

Youth and Family Events

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.

Treasure Island, performed by Missoula Children's Theater, as part of the Children's Playhouse Series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Barney's Musical Castle making its only stop in Colorado at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $11-$26, 520-9090. Mon-Wed., Nov. 27-29, 7 p.m.

Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Arlo Guthrie at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23.25, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 20, 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.

Classical & jazz music

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. $40. 303/674-4190. Doors: 6:15 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 20-21, 7 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.

dance

The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey with The Medlevi Ensemble and Kani Karaca performing the Sema, a spiritual ceremony of precise choreography spinning a tale of death and resurrection. Preceded by Sufi music and readings from Rumi at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $26.25-$23.25, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. Cinderella through Oct. 29. Call 520-9090 for ticket info.

rock, pop & blues

Blue Floyd at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $14. Fri., Oct. 20, 8 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.

The Tragically Hip at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$25, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 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.

Ministry of Sound at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $15-$20. Sun., Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Corrosion of Conformity at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $15-$17. Wed., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Vandals at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $12. Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

3 Doors Down with Dust for Life and Cold at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $21, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Hootie and the Blowfish at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21. Mon., Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

Elliott Smith with Granddaddy at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $12. Mon., Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

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

Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $20. Thurs., Nov. 9, 8 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.

The Samples at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $18, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 11, 8 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.

Type O Negative at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $18-$20. Tues., Nov. 14, 8 p.m.

Peter Murphy at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $25. Fri., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Superdiamond at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $12-$14. Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

BBMak and Jessica Riddle 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.

William Topley at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21. Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 14-16, 8 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 30-31, 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.

theater

Skyhawk Theater Productions Open House, featuring a one-act play, hors d'oeuvres and socializing at the El Moro School building in Trinidad, CO. Info: Thomas Martinez, Jr. at 719/846-9412. Sat., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Gumboots, a "spectacular evening of song and dance," in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $15-$40. Nov. 7-12.

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.

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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