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Art Shows and Galleries

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, through Nov. 19.

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. Maze of Moments, paintings by Julie Marie Horning in the Avenue Gallery, through Nov. 5.

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. 16th 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. Shamanistic, metal sculptures by Edie Nelson and oil paintings by Tracy Miller, Nov. 3-21; artists' reception on Fri., Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.

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

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. Through Nov. 5.

The Flashcube Building, 1115 Elkton Dr., Fourth Floor, Suite 401, 266-1977. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Presence, works by Laura McCracken. Opening reception: Sun., Nov. 5, 2-5 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. Together/Working, featuring recent work by 15 national and 15 regional artist couples, through Dec. 1.

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.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 520-7469. Featuring the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society's Annual Member's Exhibit and Sale. Opening reception: Wed., Nov. 8, 5-8 p.m. Gallery walk with Rodney Wood: Sat., Nov. 11, noon-2 p.m.

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.

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

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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring its Between the Curtains, works by Rebecca Duke, in the regional gallery; Body Packaging, a wearable art collection; Symphony in Color and Form, works by Irmi Knoth and Irene Braun in the Lucy Owens Community Gallery, Nov 10. Also featuring pottery and fountains by Michael Roach, Nov.10-Nov. 30. Opening reception for three shows, Fri., Nov. 10, 7-9 p.m.

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 Our Very Own, an exhibit of oils, collages, gouaches, photographs and giclee prints by Jason Chase, Louis Cicotello, Larry Hampton and Ramona Mitchell, Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 with a reception on Fri., Nov. 3, 4-6 p.m.

arts events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Kim Robards of Kim Robards Dance from Denver. Weekly Peak: Angel Streetat UCCS. Sat., Nov. 4, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Nov. 7, 10:30 p.m.

Casino Night at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake. Roulette, craps, blackjack and other games of chance offered. Proceeds benefit arts in the Tri-Lakes area. Ticket information, 481-0475. Sat., Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Japanese-American Society of Southern Colorado at the Suehiro Japanese Restaurant, 1887 S. Nevada. Includes antique kimonos, art, bonsai, china, ikebana cookbooks and more. JASSC promotes cultural exchange programs and a sister city program with Fujiyosida, Japan. Call 266-0190 for more. Sat., Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 23rd & Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 634-2420. First of six sessions begins Mon., Nov. 6. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:30 p.m.

S-CAP Winter Art Show and Sale at the Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Items in every price range. All proceeds benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Free, 578-9092. Fri., Nov. 17, 5-10 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

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. This month features a "crawl" through downtown guided by CSFAC Director David Turner, UCCS Gallery Director Gerry Riggs, and BAC Director Rodney Wood, followed by eats and drinks at Phantom. $1 taxi rides back to the FAC. $4-$8. 634-5583. Thurs., Nov. 2, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Colorado Singles Weekly Dance at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy, 226-0018. Sundays, 7-11 p.m.

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

call for entries

Call for entries for the Hometown Holidays Parade in Manitou Springs at 1 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 18. Free, 685-5089.

Call for entries for Better Than Nude, an exhibit of wearable art in any media at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Jewelers, designers and artists encouraged. Intake: Nov. 21-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 685-1861.

O'hoho, a progressive black arts group, seeking African American visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, playwrights and film makers. Call 271-0415.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Pikes Peak Area Council of Government, the regional transportation planning organization, beginning to work on a plan to address the area's needs called Destination 2025. PPACG seeking citizen input. Open house at 6 p.m.; public forum at 7 p.m. Next public forums: City of Colorado Springs Council Chambers on Thurs., Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; City of Fountain Council Chambers on Nov. 8; Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument on Thurs., Nov. 16.

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

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

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St., offering classes in clogging, Spanish, intro to great American films, bellydance, ballroom dance, Latin/swing dance, tennis and more. Call 444-7340 for info or to register.

clubs & organizations

Business and Professional Republican Women holding their monthly meeting at the United States Olympic Training Center's Presidential Suite. Open to the public. Program speaker: Janet Kerr, Executive Director, Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence. Free, 278-9239. Tues., Nov. 7, 6-7 p.m.

Trails and Open Space Coalition annual meeting at the Colorado Springs Senior center, 1514 N. Hancock. Open to the public, 633-6884. Wed., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

health & healing

Infant Massage Class at Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. Teaches techniques for relieving colic, enhancing parental bonding and communication. Four week series, held Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m. $50 per infant, $5 for Parent's Club members. Registration, 444-CARE. Nov. 3-24.

Aromatherapy Class at Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. Helps ward off the flu. Registration, 444-CARE. Mon., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

Holistic Health Fair sponsored by the Being There Foundation at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. $1, or free with a non-perishable food item. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 11-12, 10 a.m.

An evening with Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays With Morrie, the Pikes Peak Hospice's 20th anniversary celebration. At the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. Cocktails, 5 p.m.; Dinner, program and insights from Mitch, 6 p.m. $55, $10 discount for hospice employees and active volunteers. Reservations, call 633-3400 Sunday, Nov. 12.

Winter Remedies, gentle yoga techniques to support your immune system with Denise Johnson at the Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Class size limited to 20. Registration, 535-0503. $30-$35. Sun., Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Chronic Fatigue patients: a free lecture on Symptom Management with Relaxation Therapy at 3021 N. Hancock Ave. #260. Call 271-6089 for reservations. Tues., Nov. 14, noon.

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: Nov. 16.

Healthy Holiday Cooking Class at Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. Learn to make smart choices and preapre healthy party dishes. $10, registration required, 444-CARE. Thurs., Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

Positively Male, an HIV+/AIDS support group for men in Southern Colorado every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at S-CAP, 1301 S. 8th St., Suite 200; and every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at S-CAP, Pueblo. Free, 578-9092. Next Colorado Springs meeting: Wed., Nov. 8. Next Pueblo meeting: Wed., Nov. 15.

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!

senior programs & activities

Eighth annual arts & crafts sale at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Featuring items such as pottery, afghans, woodworking, Christmas crafts and much more. Free, 385-5933. Sat., Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Salute to Veterans! Colorado Springs Senior Center Talent Showcase, featuring the Mountain Mamas, Happy Tappers, the Senior Center Chorale, Rockyettes, Second Horizon Folk Dancers, Top Hat Strutters and guest singer Joe Nuvolini at the Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Wed., Nov. 8, 1:15-3:45 p.m.

The Turkey Stomp III Line Dance Party at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. All levels of experience welcome. Free, 385-5933. Tues., Nov. 21, 1:30-3 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue is in critical need of a number of volunteers in order to continue its dog rescue work of rescuing shelter dogs. Seeking an adoption coordinator, an events coordinator, a self-foster coordinator and more. Call 260-0818 for more information.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Nov. 7: Adam's Rib. Nov. 14: Anthony Adverse.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. 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.

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. Nov. 12-13: Ireland, Gems of the Emerald Isle, with William Stockdale.

Warren Miller's Ride, the 51st annual installment of intense snowsports footage at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. on Thurs., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 17, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. At the Sangre de Cristo Center, Pueblo, Sun., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. $14.50, 520-SHOW.


Learning

Tesla Hydroelectric Tour, tour the Tesla hydroelectric plant near Stanley Canyon. Meet at Beidleman Environmental Center. Call 578-6717 for registration. Sat., Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m.

Toque of the Town, a series of cooking workshops by regional chefs, a Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Program. Meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Game Birds and Venison" on Nov. 4. $90 each; proceeds go to PPCC's Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund. Register by calling 540-7579.

Mark Gardner discussing "To Sail Upon the Prairie Sea: William Thomas and His Amazing Windwagon" at the Aficionados Luncheon in Colorado College's Gaylord Hall, in the Worner Center. $10.25, RSVP by Mon., Nov. 6, 389-6649. Wed., Nov. 8, noon.

The Old Family Tree, She Ain't What She Used To Be, a presentation about non-traditional family structures created by today's scientific and technological advances and how they affect the family genealogist/historian. By Sharon K. Boatright, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society in the Community Meeting Room at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 632-0850. Sat., Nov 8, 7 p.m.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Forensics But Were Afraid to Ask, a lecture sponsored by the UCCS Anthropology Club in the science auditorium on the UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., $1-$4, Karen, 592-9780. Parts of presentation are graphic and may not be appropraite for young kids. Sat., Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 pm.

Sociology, Spirituality, and the Struggle for Justice: A Personal Pilgrimage, a lecture by author and Angelican priest Jay McLeod in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

The Meaning of Progress, the Glen Gray Lecture in Philosophy given by Charles Scott in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri., Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m.


Literary Events

Padma Hejmadi, reading from her works including Birthday Deathday and Dr. Salaam and Other Stories of India. Part of the CC Visiting Writers Series. In Gates Common Room on the 3rd floor of Palmer Hall, north of Armstrong Quad. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Poetry West workshop in Room 213 of Colorado College's Worner Center (at the corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre). Open to the public, bring ten copies of a poem to discuss. Free, 447-9039. Sat., Nov. 4, 10 a.m.

Tom Kumpf, author of Children of Belfast: Reclaiming their Place among the Stones, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Pam Houston, reading from her works including Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat. Part of the CC Visiting Writers Series. In Gates Common Room on the 3rd floor of Palmer Hall, north of Armstrong Quad. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Christine Goff, signing A Rant of Ravens at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free, 637-8282. Thurs., Nov. 9, 7 pm.

An evening with Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays With Morrie, the Pikes Peak Hospice's 20th anniversary celebration. At the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. Cocktails, 5 p.m.; Dinner, program and insights from Mitch, 6 p.m. $55, $10 discount for hospice employees and active volunteers. Reservations, call 633-3400 Sunday, Nov. 12.

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.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

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.

Peace and Justice Coffee House with acoustic folk musician Keith Palmby, "Colorado Springs' own John Hiatt". At 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Thurs., Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m.

Sage & Lace, performing classic cowboy/western and bluegrass at the Black Forest Community Hall, (Shoup & Black Forest Rd). A dance benefit for repairs to the hall. $10 at the door. For info or snow cancellation, 495-8750. Sat., Nov. 18, 8-11 p.m.

classical

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs opening its 2000-2001 season at the First Christian Church, Platte & Cascade. Features Felix Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Karl Stamitz's Concerto for Clarinet and Violin. $5-$10, 633-3649. Sun., Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m.

Colorado College Music Department Student Ensemble Concerts, in Packard Hall on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. On Wed., Nov. 1, "Dia de los Muertos: Noche de los Vivos", a concert by the Mariachi Tigre de Colorado College. On Sun., Nov. 12, Concert Band Fall concert, 7:30 p.m.

Lanner Faculty Artist Concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

miscellaneous

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.

Rajeev Taranath and Uttam Chakraborty, North Indian sarod player and tabla player, performing classical Indian music in Packard Hall on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Wed., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

James Diaz, winner of the 2000 Dallas International Organ Competition playing the Welte-Tripp organ in Colorado College's Shove Chapel. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Experiemental Percussionist Le Quan Nihn in Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Roomful of Blues at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $15. Sat., Nov. 4, 9 p.m.

The Ghetto Cherubs with Right Hand Man at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Sat., Nov. 4, 9 p.m.

Ashley Cleveland, Grammy winner for Best Rock Gospel Album, at Vanguard's new location at the old Academy 6 Theater, southwest corner of Austin Bluffs and Academy. $8-$10, 278-9363. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11.

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.

Omar and Howlers at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $10. Sat., Nov. 18, 9 p.m.

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.

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.


Performances

Dance

The Rocky Mountain Challenge, a ballroom dancing competition, at the Broadmoor Hotel. Session I: Fri., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Session II: Sat., Nov. 4, 8 a.m. Session III: Sat., Nov. 4, 8 p.m. Call 471-9550 for ticket info.

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.

Kim Robards Dance at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $15-$18, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 10-11, 8 p.m.

Terpsichore, a tribute to the ancient muse of dance, student- choreographed and performed by the Colorado College Dance Workshop in Cossitt Hall, behind the Worner Center on the NW Corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $3, free with CC ID, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 16-18, 8 p.m.

Theater

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.,

Why We Have a Body, about the lives of four women, directed by Colorado College senior Heidi Stuber. In Taylor Theater on the west side of the CC campus, adjacent from Bemis Hall. Free but tickets required, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 2-4, 7 p.m.

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 a.k.a. Gaslight, written by Patrick Hamilton and presented by TheaterWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15, 262-3232. $5, students. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 4 p.m. 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.

The Kafkamachine, an installation/performance collage of selections from the works of Franz Kafka at CHAOS-Theatrearts, 802 N. Weber St. Featuring performances by the Art Police. $8, 634-5429. Nov. 16-18, and Nov. 24-Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Harvey, a comedy by Mary Chase performed by The Colorado Actors' Theater at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15-$20, 444-0884. Nov. 17 - Dec. 22.

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., Nov. 18, 7 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.

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.

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. Nov. 30 through Dec. 17.

auditions

Pikes Peak Youth Theatre holding auditions for A Visit from St. Nick at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Must be 25 or younger. Prepare a monologue and one song. Mon., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. with callbacks on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Call 578-6652 for more.

Dancers sought for high-energy "Tina Turner Revue," some dance experience preferred but talent, personality and attitude matter most. Must be 21+. Info: Iva Bowers, 635-0463. At Not Carol's Beans & Things, 2220 Academy Place. Thurs., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

Round About 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

Paintball Tournament in the indoor arena at Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. Call 520-6711 for more. Sat., Nov. 4.

Joints in Motion fundraising marathon runners needed to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. In exchange for 20-week personalized training schedule, round trip airfare to the race in Vancouver, BC and accommodations, participants raise money to support the Arthritis Foundation. Informational meetings held at the Foundation, 29 Beacon St. Sat. Nov. 4, 10 a.m. or Wed., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. RSVP, 520-5711.

Snojets Annual Membership Gala, at Valley Hi Club House, 610 S. Chelton. Snojets ski and social club members can participate on day and weekend ssnow sports trips, as well as other seasonal activites such as hiking, cycling, softball, rafting and more. Must be 21+. Membership is $35-$55. Gala admission $5, or free with new membership, 577-SNOW. Fri., Nov. 10, 6-9 p.m.

Colorado National Guard Foundation Veterans Day 10 Miler, a run at the west entrace of Cherry Creek state park. Also, 5-mile run and 1-mile family run. 10 miler is a qualifying race for the 200 Bolder Boulder. $20-$25, 303/677-8844. Free food, music, climbing wall, F-16 flyover, rappeel demonstration and more. Sat., Nov. 11, 9 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.

youth recreation

YMCA Youth Sports Programs offered in the fall. Includes sports, swim lessons, after school childcare. Call Fountain Valley at 382-1561, Southeast at 393-9620, Downtown at 473-9622, Garden Ranch at 593-9622, Briargate at 282-9622 or Tri-Lakes at 481-8728.


Spectator Sports

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

Winter Wonderland Ski Demonstration at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1035 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Sponsored by Colorado Kite and Ski. $2, free to members. Sat., Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m.


Special Events

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.

Holistic Networkers Association Silent Auction to benefit the HNA events "seed money" fund, featuring more than 50 services and items. At First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. $2, Shantelle Jennings at 578-9118 or Ruth Snyder at 578-0789. Fri., Nov. 3, 4-7 p.m.

Economic Summit 2000 at the Cliff House in Manitou Springs. $10 includes continental breakfast. Tickets must be purchased in advance, 685-5089. Sat., Nov. 4.

Temple Shalom Preschool Holiday Findraiser at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St. Featuring vendors including Avon, Longaberger baskets, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Discovery Toys, Tupperware, PartyLite Candles, Creative Memories and many others in the social hall. Free, 266-5760. Tues., Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 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.

Retail Outlet Opening Reception, a wholesale operation producing custom-made hand-crafted gourmet banquet items for large hotels, resorts, etc. and caterers at The Retail Outlet, 1005 W. Colorado Ave. Free and open to the public, 329-1988. Fri., Nov. 10, 4-7 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.

Empty Bowl Fundraiser for Community Cupboard. $10 gets you hot soup served in a handcrafted soup bowl made by Mountain Artists, that you get to keep! 748-9071. At the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Tues., Nov. 14.

Third annual International Thanksgiving co-sponsored by the UCCS Student Government at The Lodge. Tickets: $8, available at University Center Desk. Wed., Nov. 15, 11:30-1 p.m.

40th Anniversary Fiesta Silent Auction Benefit for the Ruth Washburn Cooprative Nursery School, at the U.S. Figure Skating Association Hall of Fame, 20 First St. Auction items include a week in Vail, kids art education class, Avalanche and Bronco tickets, income tax preparation, a vasectomy and lots more. Free admission, $15 Mexican buffet, 636-3084. Sat., Nov. 18, 5-8 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Adoption Awareness Month Celebration at the Hillside Community Center, 925 N. Institute. 9 a.m.-noon, live broadcast by P.M. Wynn and the Gsopel Review on KWYD-AM 1580. 12:30 p.m., balloon lift-off, adoption displays, games, food, entertainment and prizes. Sat., Nov. 4.

Surprise Saturday Fall Carnival at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5583. Sat., Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 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.

Super Saturday program at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1035 North Gate Road, 488-0880. "What's Mined is Art Holiday Creations." $2, free to members. Sat., Nov. 18, 1-4 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

Joan Baez with Stacey Earle at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $27.50-$31.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Blueground Undergrass with Bonepony at The Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 21+. 303/443-3399. Thurs., Nov. 16, 9 p.m.

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

art events

First Friday Art Walk on the first Friday of the month in the historic district of Pueblo. Participating galleries for Nov. 3 include: Gallery of the Southwest, John Deaux Gallery, Nemick & Thompson and The Wall Gallery. Open 5-9 p.m.

Adapt/Abilities Wall Gallery, 124 S. Union, Pueblo. Featuring paintings and drawings by Barbara Foster through Nov. 29. Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 3, 5-9 p.m.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Featuring Paul Bowles: A Retrospective, celebrating the life of the artists. Performances by poets and musicians, and partial screenings of the Bowles documentary, Nightwalk. $3, 303/443-2122. Sun., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Painters and the American West, through Jan. 21. Deep Roots: Six Contemporary American Indian Artists, Nov. 3-May 6. Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, Nov. 18-Nov. 18, 2001. Collecting Works, pieces from the collection of Polly and Mark Addison, Nov. 18-March 11.

Classical & jazz music

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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Habib Koite with Oumou Sanagare at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Mon., Nov. 13, 7:30 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.

Deltron 3030 Tour with Del the Funky Homosapien, Automator, Ugly Duckling, Kid Koala and People Under the Stairs at The Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Wed., Nov. 15, 9 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.

Acoustic Syndicate with Shanti Groove at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., Nov. 18, 9 p.m.

Hank Williams III with Assjack at the Soilded Dove, Denver. Playing one country set and one thrash alternative set. $TBA, 520-9090. 21+. Sun., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Johnny Winter with Grady Champion at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., Nov. 20, 9 p.m.

The Wallflowers with Everlast at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 22, 8 p.m.

Sammy Hagar at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27-$32, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 24, 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.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $42, 520-9090. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

special events

Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features George Stephaopoulos, former deputy campaign manager and director of communications for Clinton/Gore in 1992, on Dec. 4. $100-$2,500 for series package. $15-$52 for individual tickets. Call 303/830-TIXS for more.

theater

Table Manners at the Boulder Museum Theater, Boulder. $12-$15, 303/443-2122. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 3-18, 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 5, 12 and 18, 4 p.m.

Rent at the Buell Theater, Denver. $25-$60, 520-9090. Through Nov. 5.

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.

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.

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