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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Nature Reflects, digital artwork by David Ball, and pastel and charcoal works by Chipeta Elementary Students.

Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring One Woman Show, an exhibit of modern impressionism by T.D. Lucy, through Dec. 31.

Bella Art and Frame, 1752 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 487-7691. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring work by Laura Reilly, Pat Dragnon, Janice Hill, Larry Hampton, Mark Wong, Edie Nelson, Petra Bigger, Ron white and Sheryl Powell, Carol Turner and Barbara Resch, through Feb. 11.

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. The Bridge Gallery's Holiday Show begins on Dec. 1.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon, 577-4291. Featuring The Last Picture Show -- 2000, favorite works by regional artists Bill Beaudin, Judith A. Brown, Carol Ettenger, Judy Sanchez & Susan Visscher, Nov. 19 through Jan. 26.

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. Better than Nude, an exhibit of wearable art, Dec. 1-31.

Cheyenne Mountain High School Cafeteria, 1200 Cresta Road, 475-6110. Featuring the work of District 12's art faculty, through Dec. 12. Opening: Thurs., Nov. 16, 6-7:15 p.m.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring Pool, by Daniel Raffin, through Dec. 20.

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. Holiday Lights, a multi-cultural holiday display, Dec. 1-31; Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 1, 4-7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Double Vision: A Century of Change in the Pikes Peak Region, an exhibit featuring 40 exceptional images from our region's past to highlight the changes our community has experienced, through Jan. 6.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Shamanistic, metal sculptures by Edie Nelson and oil paintings by Tracy Miller, through Nov. 21. Holiday Market, Nov. 24 through Jan. 2.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring works by Lin Fife, through Nov. 29. Journeys Taken, oil-on-clay wall reliefs and colored pencil drawings by Deb Komitor, through Jan. 23; opening reception: Thurs., Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m.

John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8407. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring paintings by Marilyn Leuszler; opening reception on Fri., Nov. 17, 5-9 p.m.

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring the 25th anniversary show of Fire and Clay by Tony Heslop, through Dec. 3; opening reception on Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106, featuring Third annual Navaho Weavings and Santos Exhibition, an exhibit of Navaho rugs and santos, through December. A portion of the proceeds benefit families on the Navaho Reservation.

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. Featuring a new show by numerous local artists with works in watercolor, oil, sculpture, pottery and photography, through Jan. 10.

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.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring Felix Navidad, featuring new works by Tracy and Sushe Felix; opening reception on Sat., Nov. 25, 3-5 p.m.

Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring transparent watercolor landscapes and florals by Kayoko S. Nagel, through Nov. 30.

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 One Family, various media from the family of Merr Shearn, Alice Proctor, Nancy Howard and Mac Shroyer, through Dec. 22.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469. Featuring the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society's Annual Member's Exhibit and Sale.

Pikes Perk North, 5965 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 203. Featuring Just Face It, an exhibit of portraits and figures by Emily M. Kline and Rita Cirillo, through January.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Thurs.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring their annual Christmas sale on Sat., Dec. 2.

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. Featuring the 33rd annual Own Your Own Holiday Art Show and Sale, which doubles as a juried regional exhibit, Nov. 30 through Dec. 30. Winter Wonderland, works by Taos printmaker Gene Kloss, in the White Gallery through Jan. 20. L'Chaim, an exhibit of Jewish art in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Temple Emanuel, through Jan. 27. Life in the Village, colorful Chinese peasant paintings, in the second and third floor foyers, through Feb. 3. And The Art of Ed Posa, work by the local artist who uses Native Americans as his subject, in the Regional Gallery through Feb. 3.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 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. Also featuring pottery and fountains by Michael Roach, through Nov. 30.

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, through Dec. 31.

arts events and programs

AARF, an art auction for the Adoptable Animal Rescue Force, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Fri., Nov. 17, 5 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.

Senior Art Show at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Fri., Nov. 17, 5 p.m.

El Paso Club offering a viewing of its members' private collections with a guided tour by Rodney Wood, executive director of the BAC. Includes work by Gaspard, Sargent, Craig, Robinson, Chenoweth, Bell, Sharp and many more. At 30 E. Platte Ave., 634-1564. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

Annual quilt show and sale by the Quilters Guild of the First Christian Church at the church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Proceed benefit Basic Mission Finance. Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Atomic Elroy of Chaos Theaterarts, who are presenting Kafkamachine. Sat., Nov. 18, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Nov. 21, 10:30 p.m.

Dance the Tango at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy, 634-2420. Free mini-lesson at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 22, 8-11 p.m.`

Holiday Arts and Fine Crafts Fair by the faculty at Bemis School of Art at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salsa Dance featuring Orquesta Sabroso at UCCS' University Center gymnasium. Salsa dance lessons: 7-8 p.m. Dance: 8-10 p.m. Admission: $2-$6. Sat., Dec. 2.

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., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m.

First Thursday, a monthly event created by HyperARTivity for young professional people to meet each other and promote the arts at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. This month features Dr. Suess's The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. $4-$8. 634-5583. Thurs., Dec. 7, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Second annual Art Festival/Wine Tasting hosted by Workout, Ltd., an organization dedicated to helping youth become active members of society, at the Manitou Springs Business of Arts Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Includes live auction. $15-$20, 471-4200. Fri., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.

call for entries

Call for entries by the Tri-Lakes Center for Art's 2000 Members and Guest Show to be juried by Jane Rankin and Steven Clement. Slides or original art must be submitted by Nov. 24. Call 719/481-0849 for more.

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.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Foster Parents needed. Do you have room in your heart for at-risk youth? Training and compensation for child's expenses provided. Contact Max at Gateway Youth & Family Services, 638-2949, Ext. 25 or gwaycsmax@hotmail.com.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs provide 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.

Job Survival Hotline, offering confidential info, resources and referrals concerning sexual harassment in the workplace. 800/522-0925.

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

health & healing

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

Buddhist Vipassana Meditation Sitting every Sunday night at 6 p.m. at the Yoga Source, 623 N. Nevada. Orientation at 5:30 p.m. first and third Sundays. Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Insight. For more information call 277-6769 or www.codenet.net/rmi. Next orientation: Nov. 19.

Beginning Meditation, a two-hour workshop in Garden of the Gods in introduce mindfulness, movement, sound and guided imagery meditations. Also discussing spiritual, emotional and physical health benefits. $40. Limited class size; call 291-2309 for reservations. Mon., Nov. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Vital Times, a support and social group for women in transition such as divorce, job loss, moving, empty nest and grief meeting the second and fourth Monday each month. Call Helen at 597-2520.

senior programs & activities

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.

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.

Billiard Society, playing in the Fountain Valley Senior Center Pool Room, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free, 520-6471. Pool Room open Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bingo, sponsored by Walmart, every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free, 520-6471.

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

Healthy Bones Osteoporosis Prevention Class, every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. $24 for 16 sessions (one free) or $36 for 24 sessions (two free), 520-6471.

Golden Circle Nutrition Program offers a hot lunch daily to seniors 60 and older at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manitou Springs. $2. Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

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

Right to Read Orientation for those interested in volunteering as an adult literacy tutor. Gives you an opportunity to ask questions prior to the 13-hour training workshop. At Penrose Public Library. Tues., Nov. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Suicide Prevention Partnership recruiting new volunteers who are at least 18 years old for its Suicide Prevention Hotline. Applications due Nov. 30. 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.

Canine Companions for Independence seeking volunteers to raise a service-dog puppy during their first year, as well as helping with fundraising and events. CCI is a nonprofit that provides service dogs and support to people with disabilities. Call 260-6151.

Volunteers sought by First Visitor to help families with their first newborns by offering emotional support and friendship, providing information on child growth and development and helping parents learn positive parenting skills. Training provided. Call 228-0218.

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

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

Caring, supportive adults are needed on Monday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. to rock babies and provide one-on-one attention to toddlers while teens attend parenting sessions at the Sand Creek Family Center. Call 578-3278 or email volunteer services of El Paso County Department of Health and Environment: karen.weber@epcdhe.org


Film & Video

Warren Miller's Ride, the 51st annual installment of intense snow-sports 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.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Dec. 5: It's a Wonderful Life. Dec. 19: Miracle on 34th Street.

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., Dec. 10: The 400 Blows, directed by Francois Truffaut. French with English subtitles.

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 Jan. 7-8: Chile Awaits Your Discovery with Stan Walsh.


Learning

Himalayan Faces and Places, a slide show with Than Pulisifer, who spent seven months traveling in the Himalayas in 1999, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Nov. 16, 8 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.

The Holiday Table at the Cliff House, on flower arranging, centerpieces, candle designs, at the Cliff House. $12, 685-1723. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

Meteorologist Madness with Mark Nelson of KRDO TV 13 on Colorado's quirky weather at Fountain Creek Nature Center. For ages 10 and up. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.

Armchair Hike at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Features two videos : "Colorado Mountain Tour" and "Seven Special Places to See in Colorado." RSVP by Nov. 16; call 719/549-2364. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

Lectures at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. 634-6666. Sundays, 2 p.m. "High Country Wildlife" with some of the people who have taken injured and orphaned wildlife under their wing on Nov. 19.

Sunday Showcases at the Raptor Center at the Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo, 719/549-2414. Featuring a "resident Colorado creature" every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Free. Next presentations: Nov. 19 and 26.

A Watershed Election? The New President and the Agenda for the Next Ten Years, by Paul Gigot, Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal Reporter, in CC's Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Mon., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Taking the Stress out of the Holidays, a free workshop on enhancing holiday enjoyment, while reducing the expense, offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service, a non-profit community service agency. Tues., Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. Call 576-0909 Ext. 237.

The Global Economy: Opportunities, Risks and Challenges, by former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

World AIDS Day 2000, a multi-media presentation on the disease's international consequences, in the University Center Brooks Room at UCCS. Call 262-3450 for more. Wed., Nov. 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Avalanche 101, a slide show and lecture with Nick Logan, a forecaster with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

Toque of the Town, a series of cooking workshops by regional chefs, at Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Program. Meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "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.

Skiing the Sierra Nevada, a program on the presenters' month-long, 200-mile ski tour from Mammoth, Cali., to Mount Whitney, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Estate Planning and Estate Smart Investing presented by Enterprise First Financial Services, LLC, with guest speaker Jane Freeman. Free. At Ent Federal Credit Union, 4545 Galley Road. Thurs., Dec. 7, 10-11:30. Call 380-6550 by Dec. 6 for reservations.


Literary Events

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.

Local author Helen Armstrong signing copies of her new book Walking Tours of Old Colorado City at Media Play, 651 N. Academy. Sat., Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Romance Writers presenting "Filling Up Your Well -- Persist Until You Sell" at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard St. Free. 593-2213. Sun., Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

Steele Elementary School's annual book sale will be at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon. Includes refreshments and children's activities. Sun., Nov. 19, noon to 4 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 Echo House by Ward S. Lust on Tues., Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m.

Great Books Discussions at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing Middlemarch (books 7 and 8) by George Eliot on Tues., Nov. 28, 6:45-8:45 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. Dec. 1: The Darwath Trilogy by Barbara Hambly. ##### Jan. 5: Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman. Feb 2: Manhattan Transfer by John Stith.

First United Methodist Church Book Group discussing Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol in the Church Parlor. Children over ten who have read the book are very welcome to take part in the discussion. Sun., Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m. Call 531-6315 for more.


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 Road. A dance benefit for repairs to the hall. $10 at the door. For info or snow cancellation info, call 495-8750. Sat., Nov. 18, 8-11 p.m.

Fiddlist Johnny Cunningham and vocalist Susan McKeown with Aidan Brennan on guitar at the Colorado Theatre for the Arts, formerly Smokebrush Theatre, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $17-$19, 268-0517. Sun., Nov. 26, 8 p.m.

15th annual Colorado Springs Guitar Society concert at the Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $8-$12, 599-8761. Wed., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, at a holiday show in the Overlook Caf at UCCS. Call 262-3450 for more. Thurs., Nov. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.

choral

Colorado College Music Department presenting the Community Choir winter concert in CC's Shove Chapel, Nevada and St. Vrain. Fri., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Pueblo Choral Society performing "A Christmas Odyssey" at the Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Avenue. Free. Call 719/544-4455 for more. Sat., Dec. 2, 3 p.m.

Holiday Concert by the Vocal Arts Ensemble with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Features Handel's Dixit Dominus, two "orchestra gems" by Gustav Holst, and a selection of a cappella Christmas music. $5-$10, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

Soli Deo Gloria Choir presenting its annual Christmas concert at the Holy Apostles Church, 4925 N. Carefree. Free-will offering. Sat., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

Chant by Candlelight featuring the Schola Cantorum Chant Choir at the Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m.

'Tis the Season, a performance by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 10, 3 p.m.

classical

Young Concert Artists performing their season premier at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Features Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 3 and Johann Gottleib Graun's Concerto Grosso in C Minor. Free. Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Lanner Faculty Artist Concert honoring the contribution of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (1864 - 1953) to American musical life including music by Rousell, Ravel, Hill and Carpenter. Featuring the Da Vinci Quartet and Colorado College Faculty Artists Susan Grace, Martile Rowland, Paul Nagem and Daniel Brink 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.

Organ series at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., continues with organist Carol Wilson performing works by composers from the Baroque to the 20th century. Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic performing at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore. Featuring works by Cherubini, Bellini, Weber, Puccini, Verdi, Gimenez and Bernstien. $3-$6 or $12 for the family; call 578-9601. Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Master Sergeant Cheryl White on flute and Technical Sergeant Alajandro Vieira on bassoon at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Concert by the Vocal Arts Ensemble with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Features Handel's Dixit Dominus, two "orchestra gems" by Gustav Holst, and a selection of a cappella Christmas music. $5-$10, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

miscellaneous

Pikes Peak Flute Choir, the 30-player ensemble, performing at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Free, though donations welcome. Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

Experimental 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.

Colorado College Music Department Student Ensemble Concerts, in Packard Hall on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. On Tues., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band Christmas concert. On Thurs., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Ensemble concert. On Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.: Chamber Chorus concert. On Sun., Dec. 10, "Tunjung Sari" a concert of Balinese music and dance, 3 p.m. On Tues., Dec. 12, Chamber Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. On Sun., Dec. 17, Collegium Musicum concert.

rock, pop & blues

Sinister Creed with Serberus Autopsy Commission at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

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

Disfunctional Therapy with Aggressive Persuasion and Downfall at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 800/965-4827. Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

Nina Gordon with Paloalto at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Sun., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Shades at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview, in Woodland Park. Call 687-5284 for more. Sun., Nov. 19.

####Dio with Yngwie J. Malmsteen with Doro at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $22.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks with Gypsy Groove at Fire Inn Roadhouse, 2631 Lake Ave., Pueblo, 719/566-6845, over-21 show. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 24-25, 9 p.m.

Paul Galaxy and The Galactix at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Nov. 25, 9 p.m.

music announcements

Auditions at 3022 N. El Paso for the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Pikes Peak Winds Symphony, Encore! Youth Orchestra, Vivace Strings, and Amadeus Strings. Open to musicians 18 and under. Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 633-3901 for audition times and music selections.


Performances

Dance

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.

The Nutcracker with the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $$$$, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 24-26.

Theater

The Dining Room, by the Air Force Academy Blue Bards, in Arnold Hall. $5-$8, 333-4497. Fri., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers presented by Cheyenne Mountain High School in Lloyd Shaw Auditorium, 1200 Cresta Road. $6-$7. Children 5 and under free. Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 16-17, 7:30 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. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 17 through Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

Montage Around the World, a comical variety show by Air Academy High School Performing Arts Department at the AAHS auditorium. $4-$5, 472-1295 Ext. 402. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 16-18, 7 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz by Palmer High School students at Palmer High School Auditorium, 301 N. Nevada Ave. $6-$8, 475-1105. Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 16-18, 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight brought to us by the Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $22.60-$31.60, 520-SHOW. Sat., Nov. 18, 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., Nov. 18, 7 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. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 through Dec. 17. "Pay what you can" preview on Tues., Nov. 21, 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. Through Nov. 26.

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde at Rampart High School. $5-$7, 594-9292 Ext. 235. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-2, 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. Dec. 1-2. Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices.

Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 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.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly performed by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers at the Main Stage at PPCC's Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy. $3-$8, 540-7418. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 24 through Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Matinees at noon on: Fri., Dec. 1; Fri., Dec. 15. Matinees at 2 p.m. on: Sun., Nov. 26; Sun., Dec. 3; Sat. and Sun., Dec. 9 and 10; Sun., Dec. 17.

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.

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.

Show Boat brought to us by the Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $22.60-$35.60, 520-SHOW. Dec. 5-6.

KCME's Radio Theater presenting Your Money or Your Life, about a kindly thief and a bum, on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

A Kurt Bestor Christmas brought to us by the Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$19, 520-SHOW. Tues., Dec. 19.

auditions

Star Bar Players seeking a director for the third retrospective play of their 30th season, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. Proposals are due by December 3. Proposal guidelines available by calling 573-7411. Mail to P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 or call 573-7411. Production dates are March 30 through April 8.

Encore Dinner Theater holding auditions for Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers at 103 Manitou Ave. Seeking men ages 40-55, women 20-55. Call 687-0694 for an appointment. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Colorado Springs Fit, a 25-week marathon training program, begins its registration at the Colorado Running Company at the corner of Tejon and Cache La Poudre. $125 gets you weekly training, instructional seminars, coaching, weekly runs and more. For all abilities and fitness levels. Come dressed to run. Call 329-1209. Thurs., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m.

Star Watch sponsored by the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/560-STAR. (Cancelled if weather or clouds prevent clear viewing.) Fri., Nov. 24, dusk.

Thanksgiving Wetland Wildlife Walk, a two-mile walk at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Nov. 25, 9-11:30 a.m.

Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis through Monument Park. 5K. Registration fee: $15-$20. Festive holiday costumes encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Southern Colorado branch of the Arthritis Foundation. Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against Topeka, Kansas, Scarecrows on Fri.-Sat., Nov. 17-18, 7:05 p.m. Against Tacoma Sabercats on Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:05 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 3, 2:05 p.m. (with a portion of Dec. 3 tickets benefiting Pikes Peak United Way)

Air Force Academy Falcons vs. San Diego State in Falcon Stadium. $22, 800/666-USAF. Sat., Nov. 18, 11 a.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

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Holiday Tree Celebration, a silent Christmas tree auction at Sunnymede Bed and Breakfast, 106 Spencer Ave. $5, children under 12 are free. Call 475-7800 for more. Hours: Fri.-Sat., Nov. 17-18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 19, 1-6 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.

Hometown Holidays Parade in Manitou Springs on Sat., Nov. 18, 1 p.m. 800/642-2567.

Fifth annual Mountain Holiday Festival at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview, in Woodland Park. Features 40 artists and craftspeople. $1. Fri., Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Millennium Holiday Tree Send Off at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. View the 77-year-old Colorado Blue Spruce that will adorn the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol before it begins its slow trek along the Santa Fe Trail. Day will include entertainment, children's activities, and words from Hefley and Nighthorse Campbell. Sat., Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sacred Journeys to the Andes, a slide show on a recent "sacred journey" by 12 locals to Peru. Includes craft sale. At 2207 Colorado Ave. Reservations appreciated; call 578-9155. Wed., Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m.

Sixth annual Old Colorado City Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour to benefit the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Seven B&Bs participating. $10-$15. Call 636-1225 or 632-9194 for more. Sun., Dec. 3, 2-6 p.m.

Sixth annual Gingerbread Village with the theme "Historic Colorado Springs." Kicks off with the Gingerbread and Jazz Gala at the Historic Day Nursery on Sat., Dec. 2; $75. "Breakfast with Santa" will take place at the Day Nursery on Dec. 9-10; ticket prices vary. Gingerbread House creations on display at the Citadel Mall Dec. 4-25. Call 632-1754 for more information or reservations.

Christmas Tour and Artist Showcase presented by the Ute Pass Triangle Chamber of Commerce, featuring six Ute Pass sites (B&Bs, private homes) decorated for the season. Local artists will be featured at each site. $10-$12, 684-9983. Sat., Dec. 10, noon to 4 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

Classical Chat with Youth with sopranos Charmaine Anderson and Monica Jones on their experiences, plans and goals at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. For more information, call 593-8400. Sat., Nov. 18, 1:30 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.

Bear Creek Children's Corner, an educational program at the Bear Creek Nature Center for children ages 5-10. Free, but reservations required, 520-6387. "Whose Clues," on reading the clues left behind by wildlife, on Sat., Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

Who Is That Masked Animal? at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 578-6146 for reservations. Sat., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to noon.

Wild Cats of Colorado at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 578-6146 for reservations. Sat., Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to noon.

Pikes Peak "N" Gineers Model Railroad Club will be having an opening in the Green Crest Business Center, 3645 Jeannine Drive, Suite 108. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 26, noon to 4 p.m.

Millennium Holiday Tree Send Off at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. View the 77-year-old Colorado Blue Spruce that will adorn the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol before it begins its slow trek along the Santa Fe Trail. Day will include entertainment, children's activities, and words from Hefley and Nighthorse Campbell. Sat., Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 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.

Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall offering a number of events. "Kids in the Kitchen," making place settings and napkins, on Fri., Nov. 17, 4-5 p.m. Make cornucopias in "Creativity Burst" on Mon., Nov. 20. Free with $3 admission, 574-0077.

A Christmas Carol, a special interactive children's version, by the Encore! Children's Theatre at the Castaway's, 103 Manitou Ave. $7, 471-PLAY. Saturdays, Dec. 2-30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Teen Resource Center, offering educational programs for teens to complete their education, gain employment and acquire usable tools for successful living at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa, 444-5211. Open Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

dance

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. The Nutcracker, Nov. 25 through Dec. 27. ######

rock, pop & blues

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

Dixie Chicks at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$41, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Superdiamond with The New Majestics at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $12-$14. 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.

SOLD OUT Paul Simon at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $38, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 20, 8 p.m.

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

The Misfits with Murphy's Law and Impotent Sea at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $15. Fri., Nov. 22, 8 p.m.

Cat Power with Sarina Simoon at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Wed., Nov. 22, 8 p.m.

Sammy Hagar at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27-$32, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Blond Redhead with The Need at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Fri., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

BBMak and Jessica Riddle at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.

CANCELLED Wu Tang Clan at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Kissmas Ball with Mandy Moore at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $18.50, 520-9090. Sat., Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Rancid with AFI and The Distillers at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $13. Sun., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

In Flames with Nevermore, Shadows Fall and Burn It Down at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Tues., Dec. 5, 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.

The Original P at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $15. Thurs., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Clutch with Corrosion of Conformity, Flybanger and Sixty Watt Shamen at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $16-$18. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

KBPI Mistletoe Jam with Deftones and Tap Root at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Dokken with Snake River Conspiracy and Rogue at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $16-$17. Tues., Dec. 12, 8 p.m.

Kimball Collins with Jon Bishop, Marci Star and Dragon at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $25. Wed., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.

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

Stanley Jordon at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $20. Fri., Dec. 22, 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 Stephanopoulos, 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 guide 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.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Against Columbus Blue Jackets: Wed., Nov. 22. Against Calgary Flames: Sat., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. Against Phoenix Coyotes: Wed., Nov. 29. Against Dallas Stars: Fri., Dec. 1. Against Tampa Bay Lightning: Mon., Dec. 11. Against Philadelphia Flyers: Wed., Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Against: Fri., Dec. 15, 6 p.m.

Denver Broncos at 2:05 p.m. at Mile High Stadium. $25-$56. Against San Diego Chargers: Sun., Nov. 19. Against Seattle Seahawks: Sun., Dec. 10. Against San Francisco 49ers: Sun., Dec. 23.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Against Chicago Bulls: Thurs., Nov. 16. Against Los Angeles Lakers: Sat., Dec. 18. Against San Antonio Spurs on a Family Night: Fri., Nov. 24. Against Houston Rockets: Thurs., Nov. 30. Against Seattle Sonics on a Family Night: Sat., Dec. 2. Against Philadelphia 76ers: Mon., Dec. 4. Against Miami Heat on a Family Night: Tues., Dec. 12.

Discovery Health Channel Women's Soccer Challenge at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $12.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Sun., Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

theater

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, $25-$60. Dec. 13-31.

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

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

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