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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. 12-28. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 12, 5-8 p.m.

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.

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. 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. 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, through Jan. 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 still lifes by Margaret Kasahara through Feb. 16; opening reception with music by guitarist Henry Quintana, Fri., Jan. 12, 5-8 p.m.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. 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.

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.

The Prep Kitchen, 1005 West Colorado Ave., 329-1988. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring the work of painter, sculptor and portraitist Marica Hefti.

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.

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. 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. Through Jan. 30

arts events and programs

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.

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.

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

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. www.ColoSpringsCohousing.com

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.

Walking Shield American Indian Society, a non-profit group delivers humanitarian goods to Indian reservations. Seeking food donations, furniture, beds and bedding, pots and pans, sanitary items, towels, infant clothing and "warm, warm, warm" clothing. Located at 45A Commerce. Please call 329-0251 for more.

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.

clubs & organizations

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.

Parents without Partners, an educational and support group for single parents, offering monthly activities for parents and their children. $35 annual membership. For more information, call 303/430-4991.

Rocky Mountain Animal Defense is concerned with: the use of animals as food, clothing and entertainment; responsible stewardship of companion animals; dog and cat homelessness and overpopulation; and wildlife issues. The RMAD meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Poor Richard's Restaurant, in the back room. For more information, call 596-7973. Next meeting: Jan. 14.

health & healing

Introduction to medicinal plants and homemade remedies. Learn prevention and alternative treatments, and make your own cough syrup. At Celebrations Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $18-$25. Ashley, 578-1180. Sun, Jan. 21, 2-4 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.

Herbal Aphrodisiacs and Love Potions, A workshop where you will learn recipes and formulas to enhance your love life naturally. At Celebrations Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave, $28-$35, Ashley, 578-1180. Sun., Feb. 4, 2-4p.m

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

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.

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, through May 31, 1:30-3 p.m.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

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

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.


Film & Video

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.

Depleated Uranium Documentary, about the use of uranium in the Gulf War and effects of depleted uranium today. Presented by the Pikes Peak Peace and Justice Commission at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa. Free, 632-6189. Tues., Jan 16, 7 p.m.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Av., Thursdays, 7.30pm, FREE. Jan. 18: Bob Le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) (1956) by Jean-Pierre Melville. (Subtitled in English).

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 March 4-5: Australia, with Frank Klicar.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Feb. 13: Romeo and Juliet. Feb. 27: Lawrence of Arabia.


Learning

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bare-Knuckle Poetry open mike at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Readers and listeners are welcome to this free event. Call 447-9039 for more information. Tues., Jan. 16, 7:30 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.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Open Stage Performance featuring Phil Volan at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 278-8108. Fri., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Cheryl Wheeler at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $10-$15, 278-8108. Fri., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.

classical

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. CONFIRM

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 PM

Da Vinci Quartet performing at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $17.50-$20. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 17-18.

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.

Peace and Justice Coffee House Blues Unplugged featuring Magic Dave, Smokin' Joe Scallio and Joe Jaquez at 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Open mike. Coffee, tea and dessert provided. Free. Thurs., Jan. 18, 7-9 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 Recorder Society presenting Connie Primus speaking on the topic of German composers in Colorado College's Packard Hall, Room 21. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., Jan. 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 473-0714 for more information.

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.

Opera

Henry and Greta, a modern-day Hansel and Gretel opera, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $15-$20. $2 of every adult ticket will be donated to Chins Up. Sat., Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 14, 2 p.m.

Theater

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. http://community.coloradosprings.com/cs/starbarplayers

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.

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.

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.

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.

announcements

Crystal Skull Productions is seeking actors for upcoming independent film projects. Call Kinch at 640-5578 or Robert at 339-2619 for more information.


Recreation

Adult recreation

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.


Spectator Sports

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

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.

Gulf War Victims Rememberance Vigil. 42 hours to remember the victims of the 42-day Gulf War. On the corner of Tejon and Bijou Streets, all are welcome. Tom Beneveto, 632-6189 or 635-4364.

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.

28th Anniversary Celebration of Roe v. Wade featuring a 15-minute educational presentation by Liz Feder and a stand-up comedy performance Kristina Hall, in Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. Sponsored by the Pro-Choice Coalition of Colorado Springs. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. $10-$19 donation. Call Cindy at 573-8883. Sat., Jan. 27.

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.

RV and Boat Show at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Thurs., Feb. 1, noon to 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carnivale, a weekend of Mardi Gras-style festivities in Manitou Springs. Begins with a family-friendly Grande Ball in Memorial Hall on Fri., Feb. 23, 6-10 p.m.; $8 for singles, $15 for couples, $20 for families. Party in the Park, in Soda Springs Park, on Sat., Feb. 24, with the Gumbo Cook-Off at 11 a.m. and the Carnivale Parade kicking off at 1 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.


Youth and Family Events

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. PHOTO?


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.

Utah Phillips with Al and Emily Cantrell in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 12, 8 p.m.

Laurie Lewis and Her Bluegrass Pals in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Jan. 13, 8 p.m.

Cheryl Wheeler in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

Chuck Pyle in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

Mid-winter Bluegrass Festival at the Northglenn Holiday Inn, I-25 and 120th Ave., Denver. Features Lynn Morris Band, The Isaacs, Dry Branch Fire Squad, First Impression, The Cantrells and many more. One-day pass: $18-$25, 970/482-0863. Advance two-day pass: $38. Advance three-day pass: $45. Children 6-12: half price. Children under 6, free. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky with Susan Werner in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

art

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring XXV: 25 Years of Colorado Master Crafts, featuring jewelry, woodworking, metals, ceramics and fiber art made by some of the most skillful hands in the state. Through Jan. 28, 2001.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Featuring Sideshow of the Absurd, paintings, drawings, and 3-D work by Pamela Joseph exploring circus freak shows in the West Gallery; Small World, by Boulder artist Jim Ringley, in the East Gallery; and conceptual installation artist David Brady in the Union Works Gallery. Through March 25. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 12, 6-9 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring in 2001: Stranger Than Fiction: Peculiar Photographs of the American Landscape, Jan. 28. 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. Textile Art: Recent Acquisitions, through June 17. Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31.

Mizel Museum of Judaica, 560 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Features Dances of the Diaspora, which includes work by Judaic impressionist Bat-Zvi and Colorado Springs artist Sharon Carvell, through Jan. 28.

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.

Classical & jazz music

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. $40. 303/674-4190. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 26-27, 7 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing "Pictures of Sound" Haydn's Symphony No. 85, Bresnick's Double Percussion Concerto (World Premiere) and Mussorgsky and Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition. $12-$48, 303/830-8497.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra:

ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO

Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 13 at 7:30

Marin Alsop, conductor

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Tchaikovsky The Tempest

Copland Music for a Great City

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

comedy

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.

Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet performing "Winter Dances" in the Aspen District Theatre, Aspen. Features Everyday Incarnation by Nicolo Fonte, Sonatine by George Balanchine, Ave Maria by Dwight Rhoden (an ASFB premiere), The Envelope by David Parsons (an ASFB premiere). Call 800/905-3315 for ticket information. Jan. 20-23, 8 p.m.

opera

Puccini's Turnadot in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $17-$130, 800/641-1222. Jan. 9-23, 2001.

rock, pop & blues

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 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 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

Amy's View, David Hare's London and Broadway hit that explores the natural conflict between popular culture and high art, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $23-$31, 800/641-1222. Jan. 18 through Feb. 24.

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

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Sante Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Through Feb. 3.

Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), a regional premiere at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Sante Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Through Feb. 3.

Henry V by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Sante Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Through Feb. 3.

1933, an adaptation of the novel 1933 Was a Bad Year by John Faur in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $28-$38, 800/641-1222. Through March 3

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