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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring a one-woman photography exhibit by Janice E. Hill through Jan. 15; opening reception featuring Greg Borom on acoustic guitar on Sat., Dec. 16, 7-9 p.m.

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 Marian Busey, one of the original founders of Arati. She will be demonstrating monotype portraits at the gallery on Sundays, Dec. 17 and 24.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center, 260 1873. Featuring local and nationally-known watercolor artist Joseph Bohler, through Dec. 23.

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 Dagnon, 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., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring the Bridge Gallery member's holiday show, Dangerous Toys, through Dec. 17.

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, through Jan. 26.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Better than Nude, an exhibit of wearable art, through Dec. 31.

Chaos-TheatreArts, 802 N. Weber, 634-5429. Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring $2-$200, a group exhibit and sale by the Art Police, with the proceeds benefiting Chaos-TheaterArts.

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. 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 Dec. 31. Holiday Lights, a multi-cultural holiday display, through Dec. 31.

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 Commonwheel's annual Holiday Market, through Jan. 2.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring Journeys Taken, oil-on-clay wall reliefs and colored pencil drawings by Deb Komitor, through Jan. 23.

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 January. A portion of the proceeds benefit families on the Navaho Reservation.

Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studios, 118.5 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Thurs.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Features work by local artists.

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. The UFO Show, an international traveling exhibit, Dec. 15 through Feb. 2. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 15, 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 The Return of the Bears and Other Loved Ones, an exhibit by Lorraine Shepherd. 10% of proceeds will benefit All Breed Rescue and The Catamount Institute. Through Dec. 31.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring Felix Navidad, featuring new works by Tracy and Sushe Felix, through Jan. 31.

Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring Artistry in Wood, an exhibit of wildlife and birds in realistic detail, through Dec. 30. Jean Houghton's pastel paintings through Dec. 30. One-of-kind chairs to be auctions at the Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration Chair-ity on New Year's Eve [see Special Events], through Dec. 29.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring On Location, featuring the works of Laura Reilly and Edie Knapp Nelson. Runs through Jan. 3.

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, through Dec. 31.

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.

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, 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 the Tri-Lakes' Members and Guests Show in the Main Gallery; Losing Yourself -- A Series of Works, by Richard Cadis, in the Community Gallery; Flowers in Bloom, by Pam Hafeman, in the Studio Artist Gallery, through Dec. 30.

USA Artists Caf Gallery, 2318 E. Platte Ave., 475-1311. Tues.-Sat., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring work by nine artists.

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

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., Dec. 15, 8 p.m.

Social Dances every Friday night at Dance Colorado Dance Sport, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., from 8-10 p.m. For all skill levels. Free, 578-0249. Next dance: Fri., Dec. 15.

Tango, Swing and Salsa Christmas Dance hosted by TangoSprings at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 23rd and Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 634-2420. Free Tango lesson: 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sheppard Arts Institute offering college-level technique and lecture arts classes at 4590 Kashmire Drive. Call 282-2706.

call for entries

Call for entries by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts for its Warped Weft contemporary textile show to be juried by Heather Thomas, winner of the "Best Nontraditional Piece" at the 16th annual Quilts Show at the Pioneers Museum. Slides, photographs or original artwork may be submitted by Wed., Dec. 27. Call 481-0475.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Christmas TreeCycle in the north parking lot at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Dec. 26 through Jan. 7.

El Paso County Parks Department accepting field reservations for 2001. Field reservations fee is $10 per hour for organized youth sports, adult sports and non-profit organizations, and $20 for all others. Two hour minimum. Call 520-6375 for more.

Arthritis Foundation offering a free brochure on how to minimize the pressures of the holiday season for those with arthritis. Contains tips on shopping, travel, planning holiday gatherings and gift suggestions for people with arthritis. Call 520-5711 or 477-0470 in Pueblo.

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

clubs & organizations

Zebulon Pike Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution holding their Christmas tea at Village at Skyline, 2500 Lower Gold Camp Road. For more information, call 599-0717. Sat., Dec. 16, 1 p.m.

ANZACS (Australian, New Zealand and American friends of Colorado Springs), a family club for people with ties or an interest in Australia, having a get-together at India Garden restaurant on Sun., Dec. 17. Call 475-8815 for more.

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. The next meeting on Dec. 20 will be a party, so bring family, friends and food. Call 636-0009 for more.

Rocky Mountain Inventors and Entrepreneurs Congress meeting at Pikes Peak Community College's Centennial Campus, in Room 211 of the Student Life Building. Call 303/697-4720 for more. Thurs., Dec. 21 6:30 p.m.

Women and Wealth, a new women's group addressing the practical and spiritual issues surrounding earned and inherited wealth. Learn about portfolio management, charitable giving and finding balance in a wealth-obsessed culture. Call 351-0447.

health & healing

Beyond Divorce -- A Wellness Approach, a divorce recovery group for those recently divorce or separated, at 7665 Assissi Heights, Mount St. Francis. $50, some scholarships available. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 27, 6:45-9 p.m. Pre-registration required by Fri., Jan. 5. Call 598-5486 Ext. 7720.

Freedom from Co-Dependency, a workshop on building healthier relationships, at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Road. Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. beginning Jan. 16. For more, call 599-8652 Ext. 241.

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

Spiritual Church forming. Non-denominational, diverse, universal and metaphysical. Call 578-9674 for more.

senior programs & activities

Getting Through the Holidays at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. If you find the holidays difficult or lonely, please join us. Call 385-5933 for more. Mon., Dec. 18, 9:30-11:15 a.m.

Holiday Celebration at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Features singing by the Colorado Springs Conservatory. If you bring a $5 wrapped gift appropriate for either a man or woman, you'll be eligible to participate in a gift exchange game. Call 385-5933 for more. Tues., Dec. 19, 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.

volunteer opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation seeking runners and walkers of all ages for its "Joints in Motion" marathon training team to participate in one of the following races: Vancouver, B.C. on May 6; Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 29 or Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 9. In exchange for a 20-week personalized training schedule, airfare and hotel accommodations, participants raise money to support the Foundation. Upcoming informational meeting on Mon., Dec. 18, 6 p.m. To RSVP, call 520-5711.

Seventh annual First Night Pikes Peak, a non-alcoholic, family-oriented celebration in downtown Colorado Springs, seeking volunteers. For more information, call 632-7490.

Income Tax Assistance volunteers sought by the Pikes Peak Library District. You will be trained in the basics of preparing federal and Colorado income tax returns and then be able to share you certified knowledge. Time commitment averages 4 hours per week Feb. 1 through April 16. Training Jan. 8-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1251 for more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeking zoo docents. No previous experience required. Tour Educators needed for weekday tours. Interpretive Educators needed on weekends. In-depth training begins Jan. 6. Call Judy for more information at 634-8738.

Look Good ... Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, seeking volunteer cosmetologists to consult with female cancer patients 1 to 2 hours per month. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.

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


Film & Video

Thursday Night at the Movies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Features Unparalleled: A Journey from the Roots of Telemark Skiing and a hundred-minute-long film featuring the "Best Of" clips from the Sawtooth Film Festival. $5 benefits Colorado Avalanche Information Center and Friends of the Peak. Thurs., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon. St. Sponsored by FUSION! Featuring The Hard Nut, featuring choreographer Mark Morris' update on the classic, The Nutcracker. Sat., Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Dec. 19: Miracle on 34th Street. Jan. 9: Harvey.

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., Jan. 14: East is East, based on a play by Ayub Khan Din.

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

Chamber Nonprofit Partnership holding a workshop on strategic planning at the Penrose House. $60-$80, includes lunch and materials. Thurs., Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 575-4346 for more.

Author Elizabeth Kim will discuss Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Personal Triumph and provide an account of her experiences as a Korean-American child. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache la Poudre and Cascade at 11:30 a.m. In Colorado College's Gaylord Hall, northwest corner of Cache la Poudre and Cascade at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 14. Call 389-6607 for more.

Electronic Theater 2000, featuring satellite pictures of Africa in high definition television, presented by Michael King of NASA, in Palmer High Schools Auditorium. Free, but tickets available at Colorado College's Worner Desk. Call 389-6607. Mon., Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

Lecture and short demonstration on how hypnosis can be used to help prevent road rage, work rage, child abuse and other domestic problems. Free. Facilitated by Baerbel Froehlin, member of The National Guild of Hypnotists. At 2153 Chuckwagon Road. Tues., Jan. 2, noon. For reservations, call 271-6089.

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. "New Orleans Cooking" on Jan. 6. $90 each; proceeds go to PPCC's Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund. Register by calling 540-7579.

Pikes Peak Community College now registering for its spring semester. Classes begin Jan. 15. For more, contact the PPCC Admissions Center at 540-7113.

Cooking Class with Chef John of Primitivo, at 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. $45. Sat., Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Literary Events

Author Elizabeth Kim will discuss Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Personal Triumph and provide an account of her experiences as a Korean-American child. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache la Poudre and Cascade at 11:30 a.m. In Colorado College's Gaylord Hall, northwest corner of Cache la Poudre and Cascade at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 14. Call 389-6607 for more.

Books Are Fun Book Fair in Colorado College's Perkins Lounge in the Worner Center, on the northwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 14-15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Goose Gossage signing his book The Goose Is Loose: An Autobiography at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free, 637-8282. Sun., Dec. 23, 2-4 p.m.

On-going fiction workshop, mentored by Jim Ciletti, for writers of novels and short stories, at 6:30 every Wednesday at the Hooked on Books reading room, 3918 Maizeland at Academy. Call Jim at 634-2367 for details.

First Friday Fandom, a science-fiction book discussion group meeting the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free, 522-0484. Jan. 5: Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman.

Poetry West workshop in Colorado College's Worner Center, at the northwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Open to the public; bring copies of a poem to discuss. Sat., Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to noon.

Annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference seeking manuscripts for its writing competition for unpublished writers in a variety of genres. $20 fee per manuscript. Deadline for submission: Jan. 8. Visit www.ppwc.net or any Pikes Peak Library branch for rules and entry forms.


Music Concerts

holiday concerts

14th annual Colorado Springs Chorale's Deck the Hall, featuring award-winning Harrison High School Choralaires, in two shows. At the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., on Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.; $11-$19, 520-SHOW. In a benefit concert for Cresson Elementary School in Cripple Creek's Womack's Event Center on Sat., Dec. 16, 3 p.m.; $10-$25, 634-3737.

Colorado College's Room 46, its mixed a cappella group, performing it winter pops concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 15-16, 7:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT JazzTrax Christmas Concert featuring Jonathon Butler, Chris Botti, Alex Bugnon and Wayman Tisdale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25 for General Admission; call 447-9797. Sat., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

Highland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus performing their annual Christmas Show at Wasson High School. $8-$10, 579-9132. Sat., Dec. 16, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Colorado College Musicum presenting "The Glory of Venice" in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., Dec. 17, 3 p.m.

SOLD OUT First Presbyterian Church Holiday Concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Holly and Ivy, a holiday concert presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Constance Towers of General Hospital. Free, but tickets required; available only through the Arena box office. At the World Arena, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. 576-2626. Sun., Dec. 17, 3 p.m.

Fourth Annual Holiday Concert, "Sacred and Swinging," by the High Altitude Trombone Quartet at the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., 632-8836. Free. Mon., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony Pops Holiday Spectacular at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6-$41, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 22-23, 8 p.m.

acoustic, folk & country

Peace and Justice Coffee House featuring Heidi Cooper at 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Thurs., Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m.

Pops on Ice with country music artist Chely Wright, Colorado Springs Symphony and the Broadmoor Skating Club at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $21-$76, 576-2626. Sat., Dec. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

classical

Pueblo Symphony with guest artist Dickran Atamian, in a tribute to Beethoven's 230th birthday in Hoag Recital Hall at USC, 2200 Bonforte Blvd. in Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony Pops Holiday Spectacular at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6-$41, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 22-23, 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony New World Music at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6-$41, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 4-5, 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

SOLD OUT JazzTrax Christmas Concert featuring Jonathon Butler, Chris Botti, Alex Bugnon and Wayman Tisdale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25 for General Admission; call 447-9797. Sat., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

miscellaneous

Performance by contemporary composer Bob Ostertag in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Works involve digital sampling and live electronics. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College's Room 46, its mixed a cappella group, performing it winter pops concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 15-16, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Jordan Michael Smith, 13-year-old blues sensation, with Jail Breakers at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $3. Sat., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.

94.3 KILO's Jingle Frickin Ball featuring Union Underground with Spineshank and Bender at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $9.43, 800-965-4827. Fri., Wed., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.

Paul Galaxy and the Galactix at Jose Muldoons, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Dec. 22-23.

Dixie Dregs with Steve Morse Band at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$30, 800-965-4827. Sat., Jan. 13, 8 p.m.

music announcements

Colorado Springs Chorale holding auditions in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Be prepared to sing scales, repeat intervals, sight read and present a prepared selection. Tues., Jan. 2, 7-10 p.m. Call 634-3737 for an appointment.

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale holding auditions for children ages 7 to 19 on Thurs., Jan. 11. Call 633-3562 for an appointment.

Dance

Rejoice, A Celebration of Dance, presented by the Rocky Mountain Dance Ensemble, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free, but love offering will be taken to benefit the Nadeen Dunn Trust Fund. Call 473-1770 for more. Sun., Dec. 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

David Parsons and Company at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $ TBA, 520-SHOW. Fri., Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Theater

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.

Stop Kiss, a story of two women who experience the violence of a hate crime, presented by the Colorado College Drama and Dance Department in CC's Armstrong Theater, on the northeast corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 14-16, 8 p.m.

The Gospel According to Scrooge presented by Victory World Outreach, at the southwest corner of Hancock and Academy. Free, but reserved seating available by calling 392-1231. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 15-16, 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17, 6 p.m.

That's the Good News!, a Christmas musical by the Music and Drama Departments of Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd. Care provided for children up to 3 years old. Free, but tickets required; call 596-1659. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 15-16, 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. and 6 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. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Dec. 17.

Black Comedy, a student-run production in Colorado College's Taylor Theater, adjacent to Bemis Hall. Through Sun., Dec. 17, 7:30 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. Through Dec. 17.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a show bringing to life the stories and poems collected by Raja Englanderova about the more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin, a military garrison set up as a Jewish ghetto. Performed by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers at the Main Stage at PPCC's Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy. $5-$10, 540-7418. Fri.-Sat., through Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Matinee at noon on: Fri., Dec. 15. Matinees at 2 p.m. on: Sun., Dec. 17.

A Visit from St. Nicholas in the Lon Chaney Theater, in the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $4, children under 12. $6, students. $8, adults. Sun.-Fri., Dec. 17-22, 7 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. $5-$20, 520-SHOW. Tues., Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Murray Ross with the Colorado Springs Children's Choral, presented by TheatreWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15, adults. $10, children under 12. Call 262-3232. Wed.-Sat., Dec. 20-23, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 24, 4 p.m.

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. Extended one final time; remaining dates: Sat., Dec. 16; Fri., Dec. 22.

"The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas," a one-man theater presentation at the Broadmoor Little Theater. $15, 577-5747. Not recommended for children under 6. Runs Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Through Dec. 24.

An Evening of Martin Luther King & Langston Hughes, featuring Danny Glover and Felix Justice at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$30, or $75 for the performance and pre-performance reception to benefit TheatreWorks, the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration and the Colorado Springs Urban League. Call 520-SHOW. Sat., Jan. 27, 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. Jan. 26-27. Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices.

announcements

The Colorado Actors' Theater is looking for volunteer ushers for its production of Harvey. Ushers take tickets and see the show for free. Also looking for daytime office volunteers. Call Kate or Lee Ann for information at 444-0884. Production runs through Dec. 17.

Digital Video Factory holding auditions for a host and co-host to an upcoming business television show. Age range: 35-50. Seeking upbeat people with interest/knowledge in business. Be prepared for cold readings and in-prompt interviews. Call 573-2100 for an appointment. Mon., Dec. 18.

Pikes Peak Youth Theater holding auditions for Cinderella in Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. Seeking actors and actresses 25 year old or younger. Bring a prepared monologue. Fri., Dec. 29, 6 p.m. with callbacks on Sat., Dec. 30, 10 a.m. Call 578-6652 for more.

Auditions to be held for the February production of Pippin by the Repertory Theatre Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Call 634-5583 for an appointment.


Recreation

Christmas Bird Count at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Results will be added to the annual National Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Dec. 16, 8-11 a.m.

Holiday Skating at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Gate A. Noon to 2 p.m., Dec. 18-28, except Dec. 24 and 25. Also from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 18, 19 and 26. Call 477-2121 for more.

Public Skate Sessions at the Sertich Ice Center in Memorial Park. $2.50-$3. $1 skate rental. Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30-5:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Fridays: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Spectator Sports

Pops on Ice with country music artist Chely Wright, Colorado Springs Symphony and the Broadmoor Skating Club at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $21-$76, 576-2626. Sat., Dec. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against the San Diego Gulls: Wed., Dec. 20, 7:05 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 22, 7:05 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 23, 7:05 p.m. Against the Bakersfield Condors: Wed., Dec. 27, 7:05 p.m. Against the Fresno Falcons on Fri., Jan. 12, 7:05 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 13, 7:05 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 14, 2:05 p.m. Against the Bakersfield Condors: Fri.-Sat., Jan. 19-20, 7:05 p.m.


Special Events

Pops on Ice with country music artist Chely Wright, Colorado Springs Symphony and the Broadmoor Skating Club at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $21-$76, 576-2626. Sat., Dec. 16.

The Sixth annual Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs. Features toss, hurl, launch and drive competitions and a glamour competition at 11:30 a.m., a derby at 12:15 p.m. and races at 12:30 p.m. No entry fee if you bring your own (stale) fruitcake; you can "rent" a fruitcake for 25. You can reach the organizing committee (who prefer to remain nameless) by calling the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce at 685-5089. Sat., Jan. 6, 10 a.m.

Colorado Ice Fest 2001 in Cripple Creek and Woodland Park. Highlights include the Olympic qualifying ice carving competition on Jan. 13-14 and the National Ice Carving Association team and single carver competitions on Jan. 20-21. Carving seminars will be offered during the weekdays, Jan. 15-19 and Jan. 22-26, $4. For more. Call 719/687-7375.

An Evening of Martin Luther King & Langston Hughes, featuring Danny Glover and Felix Justice at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$30, or $75 for the performance and pre-performance reception to benefit TheatreWorks, the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration and the Colorado Springs Urban League. Call 520-SHOW. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.

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Christmas Creche Displays, featuring nearly 60 heirloom displays, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Centennial and Muledeer. Includes holiday music and seasonal refreshments. Free. Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 14-15, 7-9 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16, 5-8 p.m.

Twilight Frontier Christmas at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off of 30th Street at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods Park. Features musical entertainment, jingle bell wagon rides, lantern-light tours to the 1860s homestead, hot cider and other refreshments. Sat., Dec. 16, 4-8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17, 4-8 p.m.

Christmas celebration at the Harvest Free Will Baptist Church on Sun., Dec. 17. The children's program will take place at 10:45 a.m. and a drama called "Heaven's View Point" will be presented at 6 p.m.

Tango, Swing and Salsa Christmas Dance hosted by TangoSprings at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 23rd and Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 634-2420. Free Tango lesson: 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Season of Light, the annual holiday show at the Air Force Academy's Plantarium. Shows at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily, except Monday. Free.

Holiday Celebration with the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Women Business Owners at the Cliff House Inn, 306 Canon Ave. You may bring an unwrapped gift for a child to be donated to Christmas Unlimited. Wed., Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christmas Community Holiday Dinners sponsored by the Salvation army at 4 locations in the area on Christmas day. Odd Fellows' Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; call 633-8711. Odd Fellows' Hall, 576 S. Union Blvd., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; call 632-8836. Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; call 392-7653. Marian House Soup Kitchen (currently full). To participate, call the location. To make a monetary or food donation, call 636-3891 Ext. 16 or drop by the Army's offices at 908 Yuma St.

Sixth annual Gingerbread Village with the theme "Historic Colorado Springs" on display at the Citadel Mall through Dec. 25. Call 632-1754 for more information or reservations.

Kwanzaa Cultural Celebration, celebrating African Americans' history, culture, philosophy and achievements, at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Includes an African American Community Unity Night on Tues., Dec. 26, 3-5 p.m.; an African marketplace on Fri., Dec. 29, 6-8 p.m.; and a Unity Feast on Fri., Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. Call 473-6566 for more.

Seventh annual First Night Pikes Peak, a non-alcoholic, family-oriented celebration all around downtown Colorado Springs offering over 50 activities for adults and children including a balloon glow, face painting, mask making, storytelling and poets, saxophone concerts, country and rock band concerts, a children's procession, and theatrical performances, and ethnic and cultural dances. Features Flash Cadillac and the Yale Glee Club at the City Auditorium. $5-$8 for a button that will gain you entry into all events. Buttons for admission are sold at all YMCA and King Soopers locations, beginning Dec. 15. Children under 5 are free. Call 632-7490 for more. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to midnight.

Electric Safari, the tenth annual holiday festival of lights featuring over 500,000 lights, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 633-9925. $3-$5. Children 2 and under, free. 5:30-9 p.m., with the last admission ticket sold at 8 p.m. Through Jan. 1, except Christmas Eve.

New Year's Eve Celebration Chair-ity Art and Auction, the ninth annual celebration at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. $250-$325 per couple. Call 538-4000 for more.


Youth and Family Events

Family Activity Day at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5583. African American and Jewish American Activity Day on Sat., Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m.

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, through Dec. 30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is now taking registrations for two different sessions of their winter camp, "Arctic Adventures." Cost: $55-$65. Dates: Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 3-5. Call 633-9925 Ext. 127 for more.

Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall offering a number of workshops from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Holiday Cooking is a Pinch" workshop for children ages 4 and up on Thurs., Dec. 21. "Holiday: Past, Present & Future" workshop for children ages 7 and older on Fri., Dec. 22, and for children 4 to 6 on Tues., Dec. 26. "Creativity Burst" workshop for children ages 7 and up on Wed., Dec. 27. "Now You're Cookin' " workshop for ages 4 to 6 on Thurs., Dec. 28. "Fun and Games Around the World" for ages 7 and up on Fri., Dec. 29. $3 admission. $12-$15 for workshops. Pre-registration with deposit required. Call 574-0077.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

E-Town at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.50, 303/786-7030. Guest Michelle Shocked and Sonny Landreth on Sun., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Los Hombres Calientes at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Dec. 28, 9 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.

New Year's Eve with the Sam Bush Band at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $35, 303/786-7030. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Tony Furtado at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Jan. 12, 9 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing A Colorado Christmas, Dec. 14-17. Handel's Messiah on Dec. 21-22. $12-$48, 303/830-8497.

The Denver Brass presenting "Twas the Brass Before Christmas" at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. $8-$20. Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 14-16, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. Call 303/832-4676 for more.

dance

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. $18-$100, 520-9090. The Nutcracker, through Dec. 27.

rock, pop & blues

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

Blister 66 White Trash X-mas at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $7. Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m.

Union Underground at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

Medicine Drum at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21. Wed., Dec. 20, 9 p.m.

Stanley Jordan at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75-$14.75, 21+. 303/443-3399. Date changed to: Thurs., Dec. 21, 9 p.m.

Stanley Jordan at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $20. Fri., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

Shakedown Street at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $8. Fri., Dec. 29, 8 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa with Chupacabra at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over 21. $10.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Dec. 29, 9 p.m.

BR5-49 at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $14. Sat., Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

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

The Cramps at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $30. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Royal Finger Bowl at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 4, 9 p.m.

Charlie Hunter with Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Jan. 10, 9 p.m.

Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 11, 9 p.m.

Slightly Stoopid at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7-$8. Fri., Jan. 12, 8 p.m.

Dixie Dregs with Steve Morse Band at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/830-2525. $25-$30. Fri., Jan. 12, 8 p.m.

Tony Furtado at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Jan. 12, 9 p.m.

Jupiter Coyote at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $6.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., Jan. 17, 9 p.m.

The Big Wu at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

The New Deal at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.

Vinyl at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., Jan. 20, 9 p.m.

John Brown's Body with The B-Side Players at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50-$10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

Pantera at the Denver Coliseum. $30, 800-965-4827. Tues., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

The Funky Meters at The Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 21+. 303/443-3399. Sat.-Sun, March 24-25, 9 p.m.

special events

Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features 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: Fri., Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Against Calgary Flames: Tues., Dec. 19, 8 p.m. Against Los Angeles Kings: Thurs., Dec. 21. Against Vancouver Canucks: Sat., Dec. 23, 8 p.m. Against Edmonton Oilers: Wed., Dec. 27. Against Nashville Predators: Fri., Dec. 29. Against Los Angeles Kings: Tues., Jan. 2. Against San Jose Sharks: Thurs., Jan. 4. Against New York Islanders: Tues., Jan. 16. Against Vancouver Canucks: Thurs., Jan. 18.

Denver Broncos at 2:05 p.m. at Mile High Stadium. $25-$56. 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 Detroit Pistons on Wed., Dec. 20. Against Portland Trail Blazers on Fri., Dec. 22. Against L.A. Clippers on a Family Night: Tues., Dec. 26. Against L.A. Clippers: Tues., Dec. 26. Against Toronto Raptors: Thurs., Dec. 28. Against Milwaukee Bucks: Sat., Dec. 30, 8 p.m. Against Utah Jazz on Fri., Jan. 5. Against Charlotte Hornets: Sun., Jan. 7. Against Sacramento Kings on a Family Night: Fri., Jan. 12. Against Seattle Sonics: Mon., Jan. 15. Against Vancouver Grizzles: Wed., Jan. 17. Against Cleveland Cavaliers: Fri., Jan. 19.

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. Through Dec. 30.

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. Through Dec. 31.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, the absurdist comedy which follows the dashing English aristocrat, Pimpernel, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$60, 800/641-1222. Dec. 13-31.

Annie at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$35, , 800/641-1222. Jan. 5-7, 2001.

Annie, Get Your Gun at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$50, 800/641-1222. Jan. 9-23, 2001.

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