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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.

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 Teachers and Students, a members' show, Jan. 12 through Jan. 28.

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, Sherry Moldenhauer, 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. Featuring a reception to honor nine local artists over 70 years old who were the subject of "Reflections," a class project by Manitou Springs Junior English Honors class. Fri., Jan. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. The Nature of Looking: The Spiritual in Art, religious iconography including works from the Denver Art Museum, through Jan. 14. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, featuring Carol Dass, Laurel Swab and Dawn Wilde, Jan. 20 through March 18. Watermedia XII: Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, Jan. 20 through March 4. The Lyrical Line: Edgar Britton's Passion for the Human Figure, Jan. 20 through May 13. Mayer Collection of Twentieth Century American Prints, Jan. 20 through April 15. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 19, 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. Then, No Two Alike: African-American Improvisational Patchwork, 22 quilts all using square-within-a-square patterns, collected by Californian Eli Leon, beginning Jan. 13.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Commonwheel's annual Pots by the Pound sale, Jan. 5-15. Then, Super Bowls, Jan. 18-30.

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.

Filthy Wilma's Gallery, 10 Ruxton Ave., 685-0636. Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring work by Nita Ball, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Deborah Yarra and many more.

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, through Feb. 2.

New West Art & Frame, 4689 Centennial Blvd., 528-2402. Mon.-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring A Changing Vision, an exhibit in mixed media, acrylic and collage by Carol Ettenger, through January.

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

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 A Multi Media Extravaganza, an exhibit by three area artists and three guest artists, through Feb. 9; opening reception: Tues., Jan. 9, 4-7 p.m.

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 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.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 3241/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring New Paintings, an exhibit by Steve Flynn, Jan. 13 through March 9.

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 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.

Sparrow Hawk Gallery, 3919 Palmer Park Blvd., 572-6789. Featuring the work of more than 20 fine artists from Colorado. Grand opening on Sat., Jan. 6, 1-4 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Warped Weft, an exhibit of fine fiber art, with an emphasis on contemporary and original art, through Jan. 30. In the Community Gallery, A Touching Experience, by local artist Tish Lacy Reed. In the resident artists' gallery, Scorched Earth, by Nikki Holbrook and Pat Sheridan. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 5, 7-9 p.m.

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

arts events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with composer Carlton Gamer, whose Ahrke will be performed in the Colorado Springs Symphony's Jan. 5-7 concerts. Sat., Jan. 6, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Jan. 9, 10:30 p.m.

Support group for women artists forming at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Next meeting: Sun., Jan. 7, 10 a.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 23rd and Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., Jan. 8. Beginners at 6 p.m.; intermediate at 7:30 p.m.

Day trip to the Denver Art Museum to see the exhibit Painters and the American West sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. $60-$75, includes transportation, an audio-tour of the exhibit and lunch. Call 634-5581 Ext. 357 for reservations. Wed., Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th Street, offering: Open studio figure study in any medium on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon; Portraiture on Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. $5/session. Call 520-1899.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, the Best of ArtsPeak, the finest moments from a year of interviews. Sat., Jan. 13, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Jan. 16, 10:30 p.m.

Architecture lecture series by Chuck Benson in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Begins with: "An Introduction to the Highlights of Art and Architecture of India" on Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Gallery Talks at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5583. With Penny Stewart of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society on Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m. With the artists featured in exhibit Something New on Wed., Jan. 24, noon.

call for entries

Call for entries by the Business of Art Center for their Avenue Gallery, which houses one- and two-person shows as well as small group exhibits and installations. All proposals for 2001 are due by Fri., Jan. 19. Call the BAC for more at 685-1861.

Call for entries for the Colorado Art Educators Exhibit at Tri- Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, CO. Open to all artists who teach art, including retired art educators as well as those teachers in training. Those who teach workshops and seminars are also welcome to participate. Slide entries due Sat., Jan. 20. Exhibit runs Feb. 4-24. For more, call 685-3717 or send a SASE for show prospectus to 1 Delaware Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Women in Technology forming a chapter in Colorado Springs at Meeting the Challenge, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 103. Open to women who work for or with technology companies, or who hold technical positions in any company. $10, includes hors d'ouvres. RSVP to Winnie@wshows.com. Mon., Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.

Organizational meeting for Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa's non-denominational love mission, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2026 W. Colorado Ave. Discussing "Doing small things with great love." Sat., Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. Call 685-9311 by Jan. 10 for waffle breakfast.

Orientation to Cohousing, for those interested in living one mile from downtown with individuals who believe in community, at Rawhide Realty, 7705 Campus Drive, Suite 200. Free child care. Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.

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

Pikes Peak/Arkansas River Legal Aid provides free legal assistance to seniors and low-income people in civil cases. People seeking "do it yourself" divorces and custody resolution, victims of domestic violence seeking permanent restraining orders and people seeking public benefits such as Unemployment Compensation are encouraged to contact the agency to see if you are eligible. 617 S. Nevada Ave., 471-0380.

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.

health & healing

New Beginnings Marathon, an inspirational workshop featuring 6 keynote speakers on various eating-disorder subjects such as anorexia, bulemia and complusive eating. A question-and-answer period follows. Downstairs at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Rd. Sat., Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Overeaters Anonymous at 475-0037 for more.

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

Dance to live Big Band and modern music by volunteer bands at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $2 donation suggested. Thursdays, Jan. 4 through May 31, 1:30-3 p.m.

Options in Healthcare Coverage, an information workshop for those whose primary care physician has been dropped by their HMO at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. Fri., Jan. 5, 9-10:30 a.m.

Intermediate Computers for Seniors at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through Feb. 5, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Call 444-7340 to register.

Step Aerobics for Seniors at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St. Call 444-7340 to register.

Young at Art, a new monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$8, includes refreshments. On Wed., Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m.: "What's It All About?" on contemporary art.

The Yellow Book, a directory of senior services in El Paso, Teller and Park counties, is available at public libraries, senior centers, and the Senior Information and Assistance Center at 15 S. 7th St. Call 471-2096 for more.

volunteer opportunities

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.

Children's Literacy Center holding a volunteer orientation at the Citadel Barnes and Noble. Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:15 p.m.; Thurs., Jan. 25, 5:15 p.m.; Tues., Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m. Call Mary Anne for more: 471-8672.

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.

The Wolf Rescue Center seeking volunteers for various tasks, from computer work to helping with daily tours. Call Darlene at 748-8683.

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. For more, call 520-5711.


Film & Video

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.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Jan. 9: Harvey. Feb. 13: Romeo and Juliet..

Microcosmos, an award-winning film on the invisible world of insects and flowers set to "ethereal" music, at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Wed., Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Armchair Hikes at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2364. On Sat., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon: Feathers, Fjords and Friends, a high quality digital video showing a 15-day birding Elderhostel in Iceland. After the video, they will discuss taking digital video of your trips and ways to edit and present your video.

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.


Learning

Manitou Springs Historic Speakers Series at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee St., presented by local authors, artists and experts. On Sun., Jan. 7, 3 p.m.: "The Truth about Mabel -- Manitou's Most Colorful Mayor."

Concocting Eco-Cleaners, a workshop in sustainable living offered by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Learn safe, eco-friendly, natural, cheap ways to clean your home. Call 632-6189 for more. Thurs., Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

Birds of Prey, a presentation featuring a live falcon, hawk and owl, at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Jan. 13, 10-11 a.m.

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

Colorado Raptor Identification, with photographer Steve Vaughan of the Aiken Audubon Society, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Followed by a field trip on Jan. 20 to use your new skills. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Jan. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Architecture lecture series by Chuck Benson in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Begins with: "An Introduction to the Highlights of Art and Architecture of India" on Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m. ### Feb. 15, March 15

Hidden Women of the Gospel with retreat leader Kathy Coffey at Mount St. Francis, Stonehaven, Franciscan Center, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. $35, partial scholarships available, includes lunch. Call 594-6050 to register. Fri., Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Orientation to a Voluntary Simplicity discussion course. Escape consumerism -- create your own American Dream! Come learn about our 8-week discussion course on simple living. Offered by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Call 632-6189 for more info. Wed., Jan. 24, 7p.m

Pikes Peak Regional History Series featuring "Before Ludlow: A Social History of the Cripple Creek Miners and Their 1904 Strike" By Katherine Sturdevant at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Thurs., Jan. 25.

Armchair Hikes at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2364. On Sat., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon: Feathers, Fjords and Friends, a high quality digital video showing a 15-day birding Elderhostel in Iceland. After the video, they will discuss taking digital video of your trips and ways to edit and present your video.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St., offering classes in Adobe Photodeluxe on Sat., Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Microsoft Power Point '97 on Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 23 and 25, 6-9 p.m. Call 444-7340 for info or to register.

$1,000 scholarship for the 2001-2002 academic year to be presented by The Colorado Springs Branch of the American Association of University Women. Available for female students who will be entering their senior year in an undergraduate degree program or entering a graduate degree program. Must be residents of the Colorado Springs area and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. Financial need must be clearly indicated. References and financial information are required. Deadline: March 1, 2001. For more, please call 593-7967 or 633-7925.


Literary Events

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. Free. Sat., Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 447-9039 for more.

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.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing Of Experience by Montaigne on Thurs., Jan. 11, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Star Trek Book Group at the Citadel Barnes & Noble, 637-8282. A fusion of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group and the Star Trek Association of Colorado Springs. Call 687-6543 for more. Meets Thurs., Jan. 18, 7:15 p.m.

Local romance author Karen Fox signing Prince of Charming at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Jan. 20, noon.

Lively Exchange Reading Group, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in December) at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley on Tues., Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m.

Gay Male Fiction Book Club discussing The Coming Storm by Paul Russell on Jan. 24. For more, call 634-3731.

Lively Exchange Reading Group: A Space Odyssey, a new reading group focusing on science fiction/fantasy titles, meeting on the last Tuesday of every month at the Sand Creek Branch Library. Next meeting: Discussing Across Realtime by Vernor Vinge on Tues., Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Call 597-7070 for more.

Conrad Hilberry, award-winning poet whose books include Sorting the Smoke and Player Piano, reading in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Fiction Writers Group for aspiring and published writers at the Citadel Barnes and Noble. Call 683-4175 for more.

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.

R.S. Gwynn, a great comic poet whose books include No Word of reading in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet whose recent books include Beowulf and Open Ground, in Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Mon., April 16, 7:30 p.m.


Music Concerts

choral

Chapman University's 90-voice Concert Choir and Chamber Singers (featured in Sister Act II)at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. The performance will be broadcast worldwide by Vatican Television. Free. Fri., Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

classical

Colorado Springs Symphony New World Music at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6-$41, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 5-6, 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 7, 2:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic performing at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore. Presenting "Baroque and Neo-Baroque." $3-$6 or $12 for the family; call 578-9601. Sun., Jan. 7, 3 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting the Family Classic Concert "African American Experience to Freedom" at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Sun., Jan. 14, 8 p.m.

Recital by John Carpenter, baritone, and Abe Minzer, pianist, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features work by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, R. Strauss, Wagner. $5-$10, 634-5583. Sat., Feb. 3, 2001 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Featuring the Al Eberhardt Quartet. Sun., Jan. 14, 2-5 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, big band swing of the '40s and '50s, performing as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/542-1211. Mon., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

Sacred Concert Series featuring The Denver Brass, the Co. Isle of Mull/St. Andrew Pipes and Drums and The Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $ TBA. Sun., Jan. 21, 5 p.m.

Festival Fridays every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. $4-$5. Features Dotsero on Jan. 5. Wallace Cotton and the Royals on Jan. 12. Cabaret Diosa on Jan. 19. And Poquito Maz on Jan. 26.

rock, pop & blues

Rikki Dee Hall & The Voodoo Hawks with Johnny Graves & The Blue Waves at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 477-9797. Fri., Jan. 12, 8 p.m.

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.

Twiztid with Relative Ash, Blaze and 20 Dead Flower Children at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $13-$14, 800-965-4827. Tues., Jan. 16, 7 p.m.

Eric Johnson and Alien Love Child with The Derek Trucks Band at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $22.50-$25, 800-965-4827. Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

music announcements

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

Vote for your favorite Colorado blues band at www.freevote.com/booth/coblues. Polling will be conducted through Feb. 14. Only one vote per screenname.


Performances

Dance

David Parsons and Company at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $19-$36, 520-SHOW. Fri., Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Miscellaneous

Cirque Nuage in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $23-$30, 333-4497. Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Opera

Henry and Greta, a modern-day Hanzel and Gretel opera, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $ TBA. Sat., Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 14, 2 p.m.

Theater

KCME's Radio Theater presenting a double bill of Rendezvous, a suspense story about Franklin, who was mortally afraid of the dark, and To Tim at Twenty on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Jan. 11, 8 p.m.

Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring, performed by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, corner of Kiowa and Weber streets, Colorado Springs. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 12 through Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4, 2 p.m., except Jan. 27 and 28. Jan. 20 show at 7:30 p.m. $10-$12, 573-7411.

Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35; discounts available. 471-PLAY (7529). Cocktails and musical entertainment at 6 p.m., gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Jan. 26.

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.

The Nest, by Franz Zaver Kroetz starring Elias Koteas and 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. Feb. 7 through March 4.

Pippin 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. Feb. 9-25.

Surviving Selma presented by TheatreWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15. Call 262-3232. Fri., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 18, 4 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 25, 4 p.m.

Porgy and Bess in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sun., Feb. 25, 2 p.m.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count for beginning to advanced birders at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Jan. 6, 8:30 to noon.

Moonlight Hike in Garden of the Gods sponsored by Friends on Foot. Call 578-6717 for more. Sat., Jan. 6, 6 p.m.

Beginner cross-country ski clinic, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club Group, on Tues., Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 13, all day. Jan. 9 session, at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, covers equipment; Jan. 13 is an outdoor practice session. $20, $10 for additional family members. Call 385-0045.

Winter Twilight Walk with a naturalist at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Fri., Jan. 12, 3-4:30 p.m.

Winter Evening Hike along the Sante Fe Regional Trail. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area off of County Line Road and Highway 105. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Fri., Jan. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.

Snowshoeing 101, an indoor clinic that includes everything you'll want to know about equipment, techniques, places to snowshoe, exercise benefits and more, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Jan. 13, 10-11a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Birds of Prey, a presentation featuring a live falcon, hawk and owl, at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Jan. 13, 10-11 a.m.

Colorado Raptor Identification, with photographer Steve Vaughan of the Aiken Audubon Society, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Followed by a field trip on Jan. 20 to use your new skills. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Jan. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Cross Country Skiing, an introduction by experts from Mountain Chalet, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Jan. 20, 1-2 p.m.

Snowshoers invited to add your name to El Paso County Parks' list of snowshoers. When the snow is deep enough, they'll call you for an impromptu hike. Call 520-6387.

Air Force Basketball Camp for women of all ages at the AFA's Clune Arena. $20, includes T-shirt, lunch and admission to the Falcon's Feb. 3 game against Utah. Registration deadline: Jan. 20. Call 333-2056. Sun., Feb. 4, noon to 2 p.m.

youth recreation

Nature Adventures, a program for kids accompanied by an adult at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Featuring nature stories, hands-on activities and/or discovery time on the trail. Free, reservations required, 520-6745. "Sly as a Fox" on Wed., Jan. 10, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. "Raptors" on Wed., Jan. 24, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


Spectator Sports

Blazin' Barrels Winter Barrel Racing Series at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 6-7.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. 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.

Ice Speedway Tour, motorcycle ice races, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Thurs., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.


Special Events

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.

A Century of Faith, a program at the East Library and Information Center, 555o N. Union Blvd. One hundred years ago, the leaders of the Pikes Peak region sealed a Century Chest with some 80 letters and items from 1901, many addressed to congregations and clergy of the year 2001. Dr. Gerald Trigg, minister of the First United Methodist Church, along with Jay Gary, professional futurist, will discuss 20th century faith and how spirituality can cultivate art in the long run. Call 636-2000 for more. Sun., Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m.

Annual silent auction presented by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society at the Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Wed., Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, featuring speaker Dr. Ella Maria Ray, at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus. Call 540-7108. Thurs., Jan. 11, 8:30 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.

Wedding and Formal Expo 2001 at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Sun., Jan. 14, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Southern Colorado Sports and Arms Expo at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. $5. Children 12 and under free, with a paid adult. Fri., Jan. 26, noon to 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Beginnings Marathon, an inspirational workshop featuring 6 keynote speakers on various eating-disorder subjects such as anorexia, bulemia and complusive eating. A question-and-answer period follows. Downstairs at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Rd. Sat., Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Overeaters Anonymous at 475-0037 for more.


Youth and Family Events

Mystery 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., Jan. 6, 11 a.m. to noon.

Cool Coyotes at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For ages 7 and up. Free. Call 578-6146 for reservations. Sat., Jan. 13, 11 a.m. to noon.

Gregory Popovich's Pet and Comedy Theatre, as part of the Children's Playhouse Series, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Sat., Feb. 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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

art events

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

Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center, 1261 Delaware St., Denver, 303/623-0713. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Strength, the work of Mary Nehls, Jan. 9-27 with an opening reception on Fri., Jan. 12.

comedy

Happy Cole at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 5, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 6, 6:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Sun., Jan. 7, 8 p.m.

Jeff Cesario at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 12, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13, 6:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

dance

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. $18-$100, 520-9090. Swan Lake, March 3-18.

jazz

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. $27-$95. 303/674-4190. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 26-27, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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

Buddy Miles at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Jan. 5, 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 with Sprung Monkey 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, Wed., Jan. 17, 9 p.m. At the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308, $7, Thurs., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

Rikki Dee Hall & The Voodoo Hawks at Eck's Saloon, 9890 W. Girton Drive. $5, 303/989-2991. Wed., 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.

Dan Hicks and Hot Licks at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Over-21. Mon., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.

Galactic featuring Les Claypool and Lake Trout at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $36, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

Kool Keith at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sat., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.

Merl Saunders at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 1, 9 p.m.

Maceo Parker with Deep Banana Blackout at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Ages 16+. $22.25-$25.25, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

Linkin Park at the Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303/380-2333. $13.50. Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

The Zen Tricksters at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $8. Fri., Feb. 9, 8 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., Feb. 18, 9 p.m.

Pantera with Morbid Angel and Soulfly 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 George Stephanopoulos, rescheduled to Jan. 16. 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 San Jose Sharks: Thurs., Jan. 4. Against New York Islanders: Tues., Jan. 16. Against Vancouver Canucks: Thurs., Jan. 18.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. 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

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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