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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring pastel and charcoal works by Chipeta Elementary Students on an ongoing basis and a photography exhibit by Joel Strayer, through Feb. 18.

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.

Bentley's Coffee House, 6840 N. Academy Blvd., 268-0830. Featuring Reflections of Yellowstone, an exhibit of mixed media collages by Liz Smith, through Jan. 28.

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, through Jan. 28. Featuring Red Hots, a members' show, Feb. 2-18; opening reception on Fri., Feb. 2, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Art Is ..., an exhibition and retrospective of Charles H. Rockey, Jan. 27 through March 3. Members' preview, 3-4:30 p.m.; opening reception, 4:30 p.m.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring watercolor paintings of regional scenery by local artist Frank Davey, through March. Opening reception with music by Wayne Hammerstadt: Thurs., Jan. 25, 5-7 p.m.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring The Colorado College Museum: The Millennium Exhibit, featuring selected items from the Colorado College Museum, which was closed in 1965 and whose items have since been in storage at the Fine Arts Center, through Feb. 14.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by Robert Aerther, Brenda Cameron, Elizabeth S. Fuller, Conrad Nelson, Skip Odell and the Manitou Springs School District 14. Opening reception: Wed., Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m.; R.S.V.P. to 550-1900 by Jan. 31.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Watermedia XII: Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, through March 4. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, featuring Carol Dass, Laurel Swab and Dawn Wilde, through March 18. Mayer Collection of Twentieth Century American Prints, through April 15. The Lyrical Line: Edgar Britton's Passion for the Human Figure, through May 13.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. No Two Alike: African-American Quilts, 22 quilts all using square-within-a-square patterns, collected by Californian Eli Leon, through March 31.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Super Bowls, through Jan. 30; Cheyenne Mountain Student Art, featuring work by its AP Studio Art Class, Feb. 2-13; opening reception on Fri., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring steel, copper and brass sculptures by Jeffrey S. Keller, Feb. 6-28.

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.

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.

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 Inner Landscapes, paintings by Beth Erlander, through January 31.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring Felix Navidad, featuring new works by Tracy and Sushe Felix, through Jan. 31. Featuring artist Alexandra Feinstein, Feb. 3 through March 13. Opening reception with jazz band Barry Wedgle Trio: Sat., Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m.

Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring the award-winning work of wildlife and nature artist Bonnie Coffman Cline, Feb. 2-28.

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.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring paintings by Barbara Rotzoll and photographs by the members of Circle of Confusion through April 16.

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 Annual Student Art Show, through March 3; opening reception on Fri., Jan. 26, 5-8 p.m.

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, 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 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. In February, Time and Place, a century of women artists, with one woman representing each decade, in the White Gallery; 10 x 10: Repetition in Art, an invitational of Front Range artists; and Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists.

Tao Caf, 820 N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Featuring work by Lise Photography through Feb. 14.

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. Starting Feb. 4: the Colorado Art Education Association Exhibit in the Main Gallery; Laura Reilly's In a Painter's Light in the Community Gallery; and work by local printmaker Pat Garlan in the artists' gallery; opening reception on Sun., Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m.

arts events and programs

All-Singles Country Dance Lesson at the downtown YMCA. Non-intimidating atmosphere, easy to learn dances. Beginners welcome. $5. Fri., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.

Gallery Talks at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Features Tish Lacy Reed, a master of collage work and an instructor in the medium of touch drawing, on Sat., Jan. 27, 11 a.m. Features Laura Reilly on her southwest landscape and still life painting on Sat., Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with photographer Carol Dass, featuring in the exhibit Something New at the FAC. Sat., Jan. 27, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Jan. 30, 10:30 p.m.

KCME's Radio Theater, the old-time radio program produced locally, to be featured on a Rocky Mountain PBS segment of Life Wise on KTSC-TV/Channel 8. Sun., Jan. 28, 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 29, 2 p.m.

Architecture lecture series by Chuck Benson in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. "Art and Architecture of South-east Asia" on Thurs., Feb. 15, 7 p.m.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Colorado Springs Branch of NAACP meeting at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. 475-7255. Sun., Jan. 28, 3 p.m.

Discussion on Paganism, an open discussion about the beliefs and practices of modern pagans, by Earth Spirit Pagans in the Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. Call 800/731-2650 for more. Wed., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m.

Small grants available to help create parade entries for the Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade. Parade happens this year on February 24. Deadline extended to Feb. 9. Submit paragraph description of what you would like to do for the parade, with sketch where appropriate, and include all contact info. Mail to: Manitou Springs Carnivale, P.O. Box 847, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. For more call Joel at 685.1950.

The Empty Closet, a program providing clean, professional women's clothing and accessories to women in transition. To donate items or for more information, call 635-4483 Ext. 229.

Forums & discussions

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum with featured speaker Brett Gracely, on the Fountain Creek Watershed, at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $12.50 (cash only), includes meal. RSVP to Sarah Aubrey, 633-4421, by Jan. 25. Fri., Jan. 26, noon.

Youth Forum on AIDS/HIV Prevention presented by Emmanuel Aids Ministry at the Tutmose Academy, 1205 Shasta Drive. Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. R.S.V.P. to 380-9161.

health & healing

New Beginnings Marathon, an inspirational workshop featuring 6 keynote speakers on various eating-disorder subjects such as anorexia, bulemia and compulsive 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, 2-4 p.m.

Ask-a-Lawyer, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, on questions regarding Social Security disability only, on Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 800/475-6447.

Herbs: The Green Pharmacy featuring Nan Stilwagen on herbal approaches to achieving and maintaining your health, presented by the Pikes Peak Herb Association at the Winslow Retirement Center, 3920 E. San Miguel. $1-$3, plus a canned good. Fri., Feb. 16, 5:45 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Third annual Crock Pot Cook-Off at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $1.75 donation suggested. Thurs., Jan. 25, 11:30 to 1 p.m.

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., Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m.: "Explore Your Creative Side," with hands-on 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, 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.


Film & Video

Best of the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Tues., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Film Society meeting at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. On Thurs., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m., viewing Rushmore. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.

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., Feb. 11: Small Change, directed by Francios Truffaut. French with English subtitles.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. Feb. 13: Romeo and Juliet. Feb. 27: Lawrence of Arabia.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Av., Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Free. Feb. 15: Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle) (1970) 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: Changed to Slovenia & Croatia: From Alps to the Sea.

Learning

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, 7 p.m.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region offered by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., or Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rampart High School, Room 16, 8250 Lexington Ave. $40, or $5 per class. Jan. 30 through April 4. Call 636-8923.

Skiing and Fjord Hiking in Norway by Ann Stevens at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. #### confirm

Pikes Peak Community College offering spectacular cooking classes to the public. First Saturday of the month through May, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn from local chefs. Feb. 3: "Taste of Spain"; March 3: "Colorado Cuisine." $60 per class. Only 20 seats available. For reservations, call 540-7579 or 540-7371.

Manitou Springs Historic Speakers Series at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee St., presented by local authors, artists and experts. On Sun., Feb. 4, 3 p.m.: "School Days and Hangin' Out" on growing up in Manitou Springs. On Sun., Feb. 18, 3 p.m.: "The Indians of Manitou Springs."

Curiosity Unlimited presenting a series of speakers in the Brooks Room of the Library Building. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. Free. On Fri., Feb. 9: Geology of the Pikes Peak region.

The Ultimate Woven Miniatures, a lecture on a specialized type of weaving called Stevengraphs, produced in Coventry, England, from 1863 until 1940, presented by local weaver Diane Fabeck to the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild at the Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. La Salle. Fri., Feb. 9, 9 a.m.

Colorado Springs Jung Society presenting a lecture and a workshop at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. On Fri., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: "Jung and the Alchemical Imagination," $8-$12. On Sat., Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: "Alchemy, Dreams and Personal Transformation," $25-$35. Discounts for students. Call 685-4205 for more.

Sand Creek Massacre Lecture by National Park Service historian and writer Jerome A. Green on the search for the site of the 1864 massacre and last year's designation of the location, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 1401 Recreation Way. Seating is limited; call 578-6777 for reservations. Sun., Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

Wild Animals in Distress, a presentation on what to do when you find a wild animal in distress, by the Wild Forever Foundation at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Wed., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Call 596-4901 for more.

Minding Your Business, a free tour on the business resources available at the library, the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Sat., Feb. 17, 9 a.m.

Talk English!, free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced English learners. At the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., on Tuesdays in February, 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Penrose Public Library, on Thursdays in February, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$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

Local inspirational author Tremayne Bailey, signing The Forgotten Being at Media Play, 651 N. Academy, 573-1977. Sat., Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m.

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.

CPA Barry Blackman, an expert on taxes for writers, speaking at the next meeting of the Pikes Peak Romance Writers in the community room at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard Street. Sun., Jan. 28, 2 p.m. For more information, call 392-3740.

Bruce Henderson, author of Fatal North: Murder and Survival Aboard the U.S.S. Polaris, the First U.S. Exhibition to the North Pole at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., Feb. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.

Bagels and The Bard, First United Methodist Church First Sunday Book Group discussing Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in the church parlor. The discussion will be led by Dr. Janice Hayes UCCS. Bagels and coffee available. Call 531-6315 for more. Sun., Feb. 4, 12:30 p.m.

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.

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 Rameau's Nephew by Diderot on Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

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.

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 The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love by Joan Medlicott on Tues., Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.

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 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke on Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Call 597-7070 for more.

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

acoustic, folk & country

Open Stage Performance featuring Black Rose 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. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Seven Nations performing Celtic rock, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $12 advance tickets available at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St.; $15 at the FAC. Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

Open Stage Performance featuring Bill and Bonnie Hearne at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 278-8108. Fri., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Technical Sergeant Lucas Munce on saxophone and Technical Sergeant Leo Canale on percussion at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting the Norman Leyden Big Band Bash as part of its Symphony Pops series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 2-3, 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, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting "Violin Valentine" with Cee Yun on violin as part of its Classical Masterworks series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$44, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet performing at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Features Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135; Germaine Tailleferre's String Quartet (1918); and Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111. $17.50-$20. Sat., Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 18, 3 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Performing an all-Beethoven concert. Sun., Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, big band swing of the '40s and '50s, performing twice in the area. Performing at the Air Force Academy's ballroom in Arnold Hall on Sat., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.; $20, call 333-4497. And as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo, on Mon., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., $15-$20, 719/542-1211.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Sun., Feb. 11, 2-5 p.m.

miscellaneous

Festival Fridays on Fridays in January from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. $4-$5. Poquito Maz on Jan. 26.

KODO, the performance art group from Sado specializing in traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$75, 520-SHOW. Wed., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Southern Colorado Handbell Festival Concert featuring over 300 handbell ringers with the Heritage Brass Quintet and percussion at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. Call 527-0045. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

reggae

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, featuring Boom Shaka and Casper & the 602 Band, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $19-$24, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Against Tomorrow's Sky holding their CD release party with The Regulars and Sacco & Manzth at Jack Quinn's. $3, over-21 show. Sun., Jan. 28.

Seven Nations performing Celtic rock at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $12 advance tickets available at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St.; $15 at the FAC. Sat., Feb. 3, 8 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.

The Confessions with Wednesday at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 520-0980. $5. All ages. Fri., Feb. 16.

Filth Industry with Dysfunkional Therapy at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. All ages. Free advance tickets available at Independent Records for those 21+. At the door: $3, over 21; $5, under 21. Doors are at 8, show at 9. Sat., Feb. 17.

music announcements

Once More with Feeling, a class offered by the Pikes Peak Education Cooperative featuring the Colorado Springs Symphony in rehearsal and performance, on five Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and five Sundays at 1:15 p.m., Feb. 7 through May 20. $120, includes concert tickets. Call 633-9373.

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.

Theater

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. Begins 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.

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., Feb. 2-3, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4, 2 p.m. $10-$12, 573-7411.

The Nest, by Franz Zaver Kroetz starring David Millbern and Gillian Marloth 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. 7-25.

KCME's Radio Theater presenting a funny mystery, Murder Among the Psychologists, a spoof of 1930s' psychology on a university campus on KCME FM-88.7. Thurs., Feb. 8, 8 p.m.

Pippin performed by the Repertory Theatre Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Feb. 9-25.

Jekell and Hyde, The Musical at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$39.50, 520-SHOW. Mon.-Tues., Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m.

One Act Play Festival, a hotly contested regional high school drama competition, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Plays begin on the hour throughout the day. Free to the public. Tues.-Wed., Feb. 13-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The Woodland Players announce auditions for their production of Barefoot in the Park at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Sun., Jan. 28, 3 p.m. Call 687-2964 for more.

Star Bar Players will be holding auditions for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (author of Shakespeare in Love) on Sat., Feb. 3, at the Lon Chaney Theater. Production dates are March 30-April 8. For more information, call 573-7411.

The Upstart Performing Ensemble announcing auditions for their production of The Elephant Man at the Upstart Home Office, 303 N. Institute, Apt. A. Bring prepared monologue 2 to 4 minutes long. Be prepared for improvs and cold readings. Mon.-Tues., Feb. 5-6, with callbacks on Feb. 7. Call 636-5089.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Pikes Peak Soccer Club seeking players for its U12 boys competitive team and a U14 interleague team. Registrations also being accepted for the spring 2001 recreational soccer season. For ages 5 -- 18. Deadline: January 31. After that date, late fee applies. Call 590-9977 for more.

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.

Parks and Recreation holding registration for adult winter softball and 50-Plus volleyball, through Feb. 2. Season runs Feb. 25 through April 1. Call Nick at 385-5981.

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.


Spectator Sports

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

Exhibition game featuring NHL alumni against former CC and DU alumni at the Air Force Academy Fieldhouse. $10, to benefit the Colorado Springs Youth Hockey Association. Call 630-0422 for more. Tues., Jan. 30, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against the Tacoma Sabercats on Fri.-Sat, Feb. 2-3, 7:05 p.m. Against the Phoenix Mustangs on Mon.-Tues., Feb. 5-6, 7:05 p.m. Against the Anchorage Aces on Fri., Feb. 9, 7:05 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 11, 2:05 p.m. Against the Long Beach Ice Dogs on Fri.-Sat., Feb. 16-17, 7:05 p.m. Against the Idaho Steelheads on Tues.-Wed., Feb. 20-21, 7:05 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. $11-$76. Tues., Feb. 13, 7 p.m.


Special Events

Colorado Ice Fest 2001 in Cripple Creek and Woodland Park. Carving seminars will be offered through Jan. 26, $4. For more, call 719/687-7375.

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.

Soul-Link Spirituality Retreat in the Music Room at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For those who consider themselves spiritual, but not religious. Includes discussions, lunch and networking. $5. Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 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. Donation: $10/person, $19/couple. Call Cindy at 573-8883. Sat., Jan. 27.

A Night with the Stars to benefit the Colorado Springs Youth Hockey Association at Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Featuring former NHL stars Phil Esposito, Jari Kurri and Neal Broten. $5. Call 630-0422 for more. Mon., Jan. 29, 6-9 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.

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.

Home Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. $4, free to children. Fri., Feb. 2, 2-9 p.m. Sat., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

USAF Academy Annual African-American Festival and Marketplace in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. Includes African drumming and dance, history presentations, a talent show, and over 70 vendors in the marketplace. Sat., Feb. 3, noon to 8 p.m.

Beautiful Beginnings, a bridal event and fashion show, at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Sun., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 636-0148.

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 p.m. to midnight, with Shakedown Street; $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.

The Tenth Annual Wine Festival and Auction to benefit the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. On Friday, March 9: the Grand Tasting at the Pikes Peak Center, $55. On Sat., March 10: wine seminars at the Pikes Peak Center during the day ($25 per seminar), and the Gourmet Winemakers Dinner and Live Auction at the Garden of the Gods Club ($150). On Sun., March 11: Champagne Brunch at the Garden of the Gods Club ($45). Call 630-7434 for reservations.


Youth and Family Events

Youth Forum on AIDS/HIV Prevention presented by Emmanuel Aids Ministry at the Tutmose Academy, 1205 Shasta Drive. Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. R.S.V.P. to 380-9161.

The Wizard of Oz, the first-ever children's theater by the Rampart High School performing arts department. $5, adults. $3, children 10 and younger. For more, 594-9292 Ext. 235. Fri., Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 3, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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

art

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring: Design: Objects of Expression and Function, an exhibition honoring the beauty and ingenuity of fashion and design. Jan. 25 through April 1. Opening reception: Thurs., Feb. 1, 7-9 p.m. Gallery Talk: Mon., Jan. 29, 10 a.m.

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.

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.

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 "Watts Plays Brahms" featuring Andr Watts on piano. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 25-27, 7:30 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 Romeo and Juliet, the evening-length ballet, in the Aspen District Theatre, Aspen. Call 800/905-3315 for ticket information. Fri.-Sun., March 23-25, 8 p.m.

opera

Little Women, La Boheme and Gloriana presented by Central City Opera's 2001 season in the Central City Opera House, Blackhawk (about an hour west of Denver). Little Women and Gloriana are sung in English. La Boheme is sung in Italian, with English subtitles. $39-$69, 800/851-8175. June 30 through Aug. 12, 2001.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Pharcyde with Ugly Duckling and Procussion at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show on Sun., Jan. 28, 9 p.m. All-ages show on Mon., Jan. 29, 9 p.m.

Backpacker 2001 Tour featuring From the Roots, Scratch, Dice Raw and Kamal at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Wed., Jan. 31, 9 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.

The Wailing Souls at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., Feb. 5, 9 p.m.

Linkin Park at the Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303/380-2333. $15.25. Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Fishbone at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 8, 9 p.m.

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

Long Beach Dub All-stars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 15, 9 p.m.

Little Feat at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Feb. 16, 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., 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 Iguanas at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Fri., Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Tesla at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax. $22.50-$25, 303/830-2525. Sun., Feb. 18, 8 p.m.

Eve 6 with V.A.S.T. at the Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303/380-2333. $16.75. Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Groove Collective at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15-$16, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23-24, 9 p.m.

Face to Face at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax. $17.50, 303/830-2525. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23-24, 8 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.

Tab Benoit with Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303/777-5840. $TBA. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

An Evening with the Radiators at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $22.50. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.

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

U2 with PJ Harvey at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Fri., April 6, 8 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

Harlem Globetrotters at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 11, 4 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Against Chicago Blackhawks on Fri., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Against Washington Capitals on Wed., Feb. 7. Against the Calgary Flames on Fri., Feb. 9. Against the St. Louis Blues on Sat., Feb. 10.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Against Dallas Mavericks on Sat., Jan. 27. Against Utah Jazz on Mon., Jan. 29. Against the New York Knicks on Family Night, Tues., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Against the Washington Wizards on Sun., Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

theater

Much Ado About Nothing in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $23-$33, 800/641-1222. Jan. 25 through Feb. 24.

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.

Dead Monkey, a regional premiere by Nick Dark, at the Denver Civic Theater, "Denver's Off Broadway Theatre," 721 Sante Fe Drive, Denver. Call 303/595-3800 for ticket information. Feb. 8 through March 10.

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. Through Feb. 24.

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.

Barry Manilow's Copacabana in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $25-$55, 800/641-1222. March 6-18.

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