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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.

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 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, through March 3.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring watercolor paintings of regional scenery by local artist Frank Davey, through March.

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 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 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.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring Looking Back: A Retrospective by Conrad Nelson, through May 2. Reception on Thurs., Feb. 22, 5-7 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.

Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studios, 118.5 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Thurs.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Features work by Brenda Cameron, Judy Ditmore and Rebecca Yaffe.

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.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. 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.

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 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.

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

First Thursday, a monthly event created by HyperARTivity for young professional people to meet each other and promote the arts at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. This month: "Sensual Sculpture (A look at Edgar Briton)." $12-$16, 634-5583. Thurs., Feb. 1, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Colorado College's American Folk Dance Club presenting an evening of music and dance, with CC sophomore Neal Schein calling. No experience, partner or special clothing required, though comfortable shoes with clean soles recommended. All ages. Mon., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-7611 for more.

"A Radical What? My Experience with Art and Activism" by songwriter and activist Holly Near in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre avenues. Tickets required, available at Worner Desk. Thurs., Feb. 8, 1:30 p.m. [For more on Near's Feb. 9 concert, see Music Concerts.]

"Performance in the 21st Century" by Richard Schechner, a leading performance art theorist, in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Thurs., Feb. 8, 3:15 p.m.

Open Drumming Circle monthly at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Bring your drums and other rhythm instruments. Children, adults and elders welcome. Sat., Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m.

McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more.

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.

Gallery Talk at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Features Laura Reilly on her southwest landscape and still life painting on Sat., Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

Bulletin Boardclubs & organizations

Women in Technology forming a chapter in Colorado Springs for women who work for or with technology companies, or who hold technical positions in any company. Meeting at Chipotle Mexican Grille, 17 S. Tejon St. $5 at the door. RSVP to kstrong@strongsoft.com. Tues., Feb. 6, 5:30-8 p.m.

Business and Professional Republican Women offering a program on the upcoming April 3 Ballot Issues, at the United States Olympic Training Center's Presidential Suite. Open to the public. Free, call 278-9239 for more. Tues., Feb. 6, 6-7 p.m.

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: Feb. 8.

health & healing

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.

Peaceful Mountain Acupuncture Clinic holding a five-class series on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbology at 31 N. Tejon St., Suite 300. Free. 45-minute class followed by a 30-minute Q&A period. Five Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 13 through March 13. Call 473-0522 for reservations.

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.

volunteer opportunities

Pikes Peak Challenge Athletes for Brain Injury Prevention seeking volunteers for its April 21 dinner and silent auction. Call Lori at 593-0496.

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.

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

Film & VideoColorado 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.

The Art of Film Music, a class offered by the Pikes Peak Education Cooperative, 633-9373, at the Sound Shop, 528 S. Tejon St. $35. Wed., March 21 and 28, 6:30-10 p.m.

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

Pikes Peak Community College offering 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. 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."

Lectures at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. 634-6666. Sundays, 2 p.m. On Feb. 4: "A Visit from Winfield Scott Stratton" on one of Colorado's richest 19th century mining kings. On Feb. 11: "Man in the Garden of the Gods" by authors Richard and Mary Ann Gehling, on the cultural history of the Garden.

Dr. James Heckman, Colorado College's first Nobel laureate and professor of economics at Univ. of Chicago, speaking in CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. Mon., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Richard Schechner, leading performance art theorist, discussing "Performance in the 21st Century" in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Thurs., Feb. 8, 3:15 p.m.

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 Feburary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Penrose Public Library, on Thursdays in Feburary, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Literary EventsBruce 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.

George Thomas signing his book Lewis and Clark Trail: The Photo Journal, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Feb. 17, noon.

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.

Jerome Davis signing his book Waiting to Expire: The Incoherent Ramblings of an Inebriated Soul, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., Feb. 24, 1 p.m.

Fiction Writers Group for aspiring and published writers at the Citadel Barnes and Noble. Meeting on Mon., Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Call 574-5571 for more.

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.

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 The Tempest by William Shakespeare on Thurs., March 8, 6:45-8:45 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.

Marilyn Nelson, prize-winning poet whose books include The Homeplace and Fields of Praise, in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Music Concertsacoustic, folk & country

Pam Tillis in a KCS 102 promotion at Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon St., 634-3522. Thurs., Feb. 1, 6:30-8 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.

Songwriter and activist Holly Near performing "Singing for Our Lives" in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre avenues. Tickets required, available at Worner Desk. Thurs., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. [For more on Near's Feb. 8 lecture, see arts events.]

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.

Open Stage Performance featuring Eidolon 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. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Don Conoscenti with Joe Uveges in an intimate house concert presented by The Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $8; call 389-0719 for reservations. Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

choral

Pueblo Choral Society performing "A Continental Odyssey" at the University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. Features local high school choirs performing world music. $7-$8. Call 719/544-4455 for more. Sat., Feb. 24.

The Gospel Hummingbirds, whose album Steppin' Out was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Traditional Soul Gospel category, at the University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/542-1211. Thurs., March 1, 7:30 p.m.

classical

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.

Fine Arts Chamber Series concert by the United Air Force Band of the Rockies featuring Senior Master Sergeant Greg Brown on bassoon and Master Sergeant Scott Richardson on clarinet at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free; no tickets required. Tues., Feb. 13, 7:30 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

Regina Carter Quartet, featuring jazz violinist Regina Carter, performing blues, swing and jazz in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre avenues. Thurs., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

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 Johnny and the Jukes. Sun., Feb. 11, 2-5 p.m.

miscellaneous

Sacred Concert Series featuring Barb and Toby Waldowski Valentine Concert at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $ TBA. Sun., Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

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

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.

Jackyl at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800-965-4827. Wed., Feb. 7, 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.

Wayne Toups, playing Cajun blues and rock, at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. Fri., Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Spineshank with Boiler Room and Nonpoint at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $ TBA, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sun., Feb. 11.

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

Filth Industry with Dysfunkional Therapy and Tirade 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, 21 and over; $5, 16 to 20. Doors are at 8, show at 9. Sat., Feb. 17.

Cold with Filth Industry at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $ TBA, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Mon., Feb. 19.

Less Than Jake at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800-965-4827. Wed., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800-965-4827. Wed., March 14, 8 p.m.

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.

Building a Classical CD library, a class offered by the Pikes Peak Education Cooperative, 633-9373. $20. Wed., March 7, 6:30-10 p.m.

PerformancesDance

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

Miscellaneous

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.

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

Theater

Anything But Shakespeare, an evening of one-acts by the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Drama Club, 900 Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain. Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 1-2, 7 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., through Feb. 3, 8 p.m. (except Jan. 27 and 28) 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.

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, by the Tri-Lakes Theatre Group, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23 through March 3, 8 p.m.

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

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.

auditions

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. The role of John Merrick has been cast. 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.

RecreationAdult recreation

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.

Warm Up and Tune Up in Sunny Canyon Country. A 2-day road and mountain bike tour in Moab, Utah to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For rider packet or information, call 435/259-2698. Sat.-Sun., March 10-11.

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, 2001. 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.

Spectator SportsColorado 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 EventsRV 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.

Annual Burns Nicht Dinner hosted by the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region at the Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 1, 834 Emory Circle. $25, includes dinner. For reservations, call 528-6641. Sat., Feb. 3, 6 p.m.

Black History at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St. Featuring local artist Kay Little speaking on an unfamiliar segment of American history, with performances by Rampart Range Saxophone Quartet, Meadows Park Dance Team, Motown Connection and Nikki Grayer. Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 444-7340 for more.

All Singles Valentines Dance at the Downtown YMCA. Come by yourself or bring a date! Cowboy Cha Cha lesson from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 for entire evening. Fri., Feb. 16, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.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.

The Masquerade Ball to benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center and Resort. $125 before Feb. 1. Call 578-9092 for more. Sat., March 24, 6:30 p.m.

Youth and Family EventsThe 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.

Super Saturdays on the second Saturday of the month at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. $2. On Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.: "Gems for Jewelry."

Out of Town Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

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: 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.

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.

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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

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.

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

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.

Much Ado About Nothing in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $23-$33, 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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