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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. Photography by Tara Signorelli, through March. 18.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www,aratiartists.com. Featuring watercolors by Mary Wright and Carlin Kielcheski, through March.

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. Featuring a show of the work of students from Lewis-Palmer High School, Feb. 13-17. Featuring recent work by Barbara Resch and Margaret Kasahara, Feb. 20 through May 17, with a reception on Fri., Feb. 23, 6-9 p.m.

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, through Feb. 18. Featuring Lasting Impressions, the welded steel sculptures of Don Orr, Feb. 23 through March 18. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 23, 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.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Kathmandu, handmade paper fabric, apparel and other work by Nepali artist Deepak Shrestha, plus Kathmandu Suite, painted poems and photographs by Tom Leech and Jake Norton, through March 14.

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, through Feb. 13. Featuring A Painter, a Potter and a Sculpture, work by Shalimar Butterworth, Casey Hankin and Evelyn Baldwin, through March 13.

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

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 Art Faculty's Biennial Exhibit, through March 30.

Javalink, 5765 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring Portrait of an Artist, an oil painting of James Joyce presented by the James Joyce Society of Southern Colorado, through May.

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

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.

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 Time and Place, a century of women artists, with one woman representing each decade, in the White Gallery. Opening reception, Thurs., March 8, 4 p.m. 10 x 10: Repetition in Art, an invitational of Front Range artists; and Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 4-8 p.m. The Colorado Actors' Theater presenting the polaroid emulsion transfers and photo/mixed-media collage work of Ryan Spencer in conjunction with the production of The Nest. Through Feb. 25.

Tao Caf, 801 A, N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Featuring a Mardi Gras Mask Show by various artists, until April 1. Opening reception and Mardi Gras party, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m.

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. Through Feb. 25.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Opening reception: Sat., March 3, 3-5 p.m.

arts events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, Part II of an interview with Don Jankins and Jan Boothroyd on the legacy and demise of the Colorado Opera Festival, with a visit from guest critic Mark Hennessey. Sat., Feb. 24, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Feb. 27, 10:30 p.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 23rd & Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., Feb. 26. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:30 p.m.

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Featuring the Ceramics Series -- "Introduction to Glazes" on Sat., March 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring the Printmaking Series -- "Layered Images" on Thurs., March 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. "Print your Stuff" on Thurs., March 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call for fee and materials information.

call for entries

New Colorado Voices 2001, a one-act play competition open to Colorado writers currently residing in or attending a educational institution in Colorado. Two winning playwrights will win $200 and their works will be given a staged reading during the Crystal Mountain Center's 2001 theater season. For submission procedure, call Will Sibbald at 216/466-4774 until April 26, and 719/942-3413 after May 4 or visit www.crystalmtn.org Deadline: April 2.

Pueblo Art Guild announcing a call for entries from their annual judged Spring show at the Gallery in Mineral Palace Park. Professional and non-professional categories, no crafts. Fee, $4-$5. For details call 719/543-2455 or 719/542-6912. Sat.-Sun., March 31-April 1, 1-5 p.m.


Bulletin Board

clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, conducting a Beginner's Level Genealogy Workshop covering standards, forms, workbooks, filing systems, simple internet and census records at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free and open to all. Reservations, call PPLD Special Collections (formerly Local History and Genealogy Section) at 531-6333, 2252. Sat., Feb 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fly Fishing the Arkansas River, a program with whitewater guide Greg Felt at the February meeting of the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited. A $100 gift certificate for a guided fishing trip on the Arkansas will be given as a Door Prize. Free admission, non-members welcome. 231-5450. In the auxiliary room of The Retired Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Cir. Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Freethinkers of Colorado Springs meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. the Police Operations Center on the corner of Rio Grande and Nevada. Details, www.freethinkerscs.com. Next meeting: Feb. 28.

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists interactive program "Using Internet Resources for Genealogy Searches" at their monthly meeting in the Meeting Room of the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Free, 538-9883. Wed., Feb. 28, 7-8:45 p.m. Informal discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.

Forums & discussions

Sanctions Against Iraq: A Panel Discussion, with speakers Jospeh Becilia, Foreign Service Diplomat speaking on behalf of the State Department; Denis Halliday, former UN assistant Secretary General and former UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq; and Richard Hanifen, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs. Hosted by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Free, 632-6189. Thurs., March 1, 7 p.m.

health & healing

"Exploring The Human Chakra System", a 2-part class with Amy Henry presented by Spiritual Gathering. An understanding of the Human Chakra System is essential for understanding how color and feelings effect health, emotions and well-being. Suggested love offering of $22. Register at 633-6259. Wed., Feb. 28th. 7-9 pm.

The Thin Line, a one-woman show about coping with eating disorders as part of Eating Disorder Week. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri., March 2, 7 p.m.

Beyond Diets: Body Weight and Dieting, an eating disorder recovery educational group, at Penrose-St. Francis Health Learning Center, Medical Center point. Free, reserve a seat by calling 776-4700. Mon., March 5., 5:30-7 p.m.

senior programs & activities

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.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free but registration required, 385-5933. On Tues., March 6, 10-11:30 a.m.: Taking Medications Safely (register with Memorial Hospital, 444-2273).

Silver Key Annual Book Fair, benefiting Silvery Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave. 632-1521. Wed.-Fri., March 7-9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anxiety and Aging, presented by Dan Segal, Ph.D, Director of the CU Aging Center. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Thurs., March 8, 1-2 p.m.

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

Villas at Southgate senior apartment complex seeking volunteer bus driver. Must have chauffeur's Driver's License. Flexible schedule. Mike or Joanne, 632-7444.

The Probation Victim Assistance Program seeks caring volunteers to assist in victim notifications, victims' rights education and the victim/offender mediation process. Call Stephanie, 329-7006.

Care and Share Food Bank seeking volunteers to help with promotions, graphic design, development, clerical work, food pickup and delivery, photography, special events help, research, data entry and warehouse work. Call Jordan Isreal, 528-1247.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. Feb. 27: Lawrence of Arabia. March 6: Suspicion.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Av., Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Free. March 21: Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle).

Local History Film Fest on local Tri-Lakes and Front Range history at the Pinecrest Lodge Event Center, 106 Greeley Blvd., Palmer Lake, on Sun., Feb. 25. $1-$3, with proceeds benefiting the Palmer Lake Branch Library/Lucretia Vaile Museum. At 10 a.m.: Faith and Fortitude, on the Monument Community Presbytian. At 11 a.m.: Milestones: on the history of Monument. Noon: Divide Country: on pioneer ranches and the open spaces of our region (bring bag lunch). At 1 p.m.: Ski Train to Winter Park, a train buff's delight. At 2 p.m.: The Treasure of the Cripple Creek Mining District, recently nominated for an Emmy. At 3 p.m.: A Landmark for All, a history of Castle Rock. At 4 p.m.: The Village on the Divide, a look at one of the first tourist resorts on the Front Range. At 5 p.m.: Colorado College, on the history of this private, pioneer college.

Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring the best in mountain film and extreme sport footage from around the world. $7, 634-5583. Wed., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.


Learning

"Reconciliation as an Element of Social Justice: A Mujerista Perspective" a free public lecture by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Professor of theology and ethics at the Drew University School of Theology. In Colorado College's Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Fogel, 1993 Nobel Prize--winner in Economics, who has contributed important, albeit controverial, research on the role of railways in the American economy, discussing "Technophysioevolution and the Burden of Age-Related Diseases" in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre avenues. Free. Fri., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Legal and Policy Issues of Grandparents raising Grandchildren addressed during a national satellite video conference held at CSU Cooerative Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd. Learn about custody arrangements, laws and public policies, services, resources, and how to change state legislation. Participants will be able to call or fax questions to the panel. Free. For info, call Margaret Miller, 636-8920. Tues., Feb. 27, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Greening the Home, a sustainable living workshop offered by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 632-6189, at 424 W. Kiowa St. $4 suggested donation. Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Visiting professor Susan Scarberry-Garcia lecturing on "Wrapped in Shawls and Scarves: Traditional Clothing of Navajo, Pueblo and Khanty Women," at the Women's Educational Society luncheon in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10.25; call 389-6649 for reservations. Wed., Feb. 28, noon.

Fantastic Forests, a Project Learning Tree hands-on education workshop for early childhood educators at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Rd. $25 includes snacks, handouts and free age-appropriate materials. Certficate from Continuing Education training and/or half-hour graduate credit from CSM available. Registration, Lynda Grove 475-9199. Sat., March 3, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Breaking Into Freelance Writing, a workshop with Wendy Burt, editor of InBiz and author of OhSolo Mia, A Hip Chick's Guide to Fun for One at the 2812 W. Colorado Ave. $30 includes materials. Registration, 527-8225 or email wendyburt@aol.com.

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. March 3: "Colorado Cuisine." $60 per class. For reservations, call 540-7579 or 540-7371.

The African Bush by Janet Rose and Don Allred. A slide show showing 5 weeks spent walking with the Masai, watching big cats, climbing volcanoes, visiting Totoga families and more at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.


Literary Events

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.

Eric Schlosser, signing Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal at Chinook Bookstore, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.

Stories That Can Save Us: The Legacy of Black Literature, a luncheon program presented by dramatic readings in the Air Force Academy Officer's Club. $10. Call Shirley Stewart, 333-3200. Fri., Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Craig Arnold leading a Poetry West workshop in Colorado College's Worner Center, Room 211, on Sat., Feb. 24, 1-3 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.

Pikes Peak Romance Writers holding their monthly meeting at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard Street. Local author Jimmie Butler will present the program, "Plot or Character?". 392-3740. Sun., Feb. 25, 2 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.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

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.

Slow to Speak performing "emotional acoustic" music at Pikes Perk, 14 Tejon St. Free. Sat., Feb. 24, 8 p.m.

Karen Brandow and Charlie King, political folk due, performing in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free, but donations will be collected to benefit the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission's scholarship for high school seniors. Sun., Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

Classical Guitarist Alejandro Dvila, with the Colorado Guitar Duo performing in the second half of the show, at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15, 444-0884. Sun., Feb. 25, 7 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.

Lunasa, called the "hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet" by The Irish Voice, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $15-$18. Thurs., March 1, 8 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

All-City Orchestra Concert, presented by District 11's Elementary Schools, featuring over 800 students at the City Auditorium, 221 W. Kiowa St. Free. Sat., Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

Bach Celebration concert at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Performed by members of the Colorado Springs Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, as well as singers, organists, and other musicians from the community. Free, 633-8888. Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

Amuse, a recorder trio led by Colorado College's Collegium Musicum director Nancy Ekberg, presenting "Pastime with Good Company," selections from English and Spanish Renaissance dances, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre avenues. Free. Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

Romanticism of the Outdoors, a concert by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic featuring violinist Melvin Baer. At Coronado Senior High School, 1590 W. Fillmore. $3-$12. Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

Chicago String Quartet performing with pianist Susan Grace at the Colorado College Great Performers and Ideas Concert in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free but tickets required, call 389-6606. Thurs., March 1, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

Michael Cortez, Native American flute player, performing and releasing his latest CD, Spirit Voices at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon. $10. Fri., Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Distinguished organist Haskell Thomson of Oberlin College playing the historic Welte-Tripp organ in Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Tues., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Shakedown Street playing the Manitou Carnivale dance at Memorial Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $5-$7, 685-9140. All ages. Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Coco Montoya with The Chris Duarte Group at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12-$14, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sat., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. doors.

Less Than Jake with New Found Glory, Anti Flag and Teen Idols at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

Bill Kirchen, a guitarist whose album Raise a Ruckus won the 1999 Wammie Award (Washington, D.C.'s equivalent to the Grammy), at Tres Hombres, 116 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. Sat., March 3, 9 p.m.

6 Gig playing the KILO Lo Dough show at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $6.43, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 7, 8 p.m.

Reckless Kelly, outlaw old-time rock 'n' roll, at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA. Fri., March 9, 9 p.m.

Discohesive at Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St. $TBA, 636-2311. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 9 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., March 14, 8 p.m. doors.

Godsmack with Staind, Cold, and Systematic at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $27.50, 576-2626. Mon., March 19, 7 p.m.

Union Underground at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m.


Performances

Comedy

Christopher Cannon at Loonee's, 1305 N. Academy. 591-0707. Through Feb. 25.

Black Comedy Tour featuring Lester Barrie and B Phlat! At El Pomar Sports Center, north Side of Cache la Poudre just west of Cascade. $5-$7, 389-6607. Fri., March 9, 9 p.m.

Miscellaneous

Ol' Skool Revue, a retrospective of all rhythm and blues with the music of the Temptations, Gospel, Aretha and Tina Turner at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Security. A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and Versatile Productions youth production of The Wiz. $10, Mildred Hayes, 392-7549. Sat., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

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

Theater

Pure as the Driven Snow, or a Working Girl's Secret, an old fashioned melodrama presented by Calvary Youth Group at Calvary United Methodist Church, 4210 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $3, childcare provided. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 23-24, 7 p.m.

Come for Dinner ... Stay for Death, a dinner at The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave., accompanied by magic, murder and mystery. $28, 473-4413. Overnight packages also available. Sat., Feb. 24, 6:30 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. Through Feb. 25.

Surviving Selma presented by TheatreWorks at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $15. Call 262-3232. 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 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. Talk-back sessions to be held after each Thursday performance, starting at about 8:50 p.m.; people who have attended on other nights can present their ticket stub. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Runs through Feb. 25.

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

The Thin Line, a one-woman show about coping with eating disorders as part of Eating Disorder Week. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri., March 2, 7 p.m.

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, by the Tri-Lakes Theatre Group, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Through March 3.

The Wizard of Oz, the presented by the American Fmaily Theater at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., March 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Home Show by First Strike Theater in Colorado College's Taylor Theater, adjacent Bemis Hall on the west side of campus. $5-$10 suggested donation., tickets required, 389-6638. Sun., March 4, 7 p.m.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Cañon City Volksmarch, a 5K and 10K non-competitive walking event beginning and ending at Holy Cross Abbey, Alcon Hall, 2951 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City. Free, kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Leashed pets allowed. For info, Jan Converse, 591-8193. Sat., Feb. 24, 9 a.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.


Special Events

2001 Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium, titled "Redefining Landscape Traditions," at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features Andy Wasowski, author of Requiem for a Lawnmower and Building Inside Nature's Envelope. Registration fee: $45, Friday; $20, Saturday; $55; both days. For more information, call 448-4555. To register, call 636-8923. Fri., Feb. 23, 8 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A Night in Africa!, part of Colorado College's Black History Celebration 2001, in Armstrong Hall. African marketplace opens at 3 p.m. Bataki's Magic Rhythms, a percussion performance, at 7 p.m. Also featuring storyteller Judith Owens and a historical fashion show by members of the Colorado College Black Student Union. Free, 389-6338. Sat., Feb. 24.

Care and Share Un-Run, a fundraiser at the Relax the Back store, 3301 N. Union Blvd. Earn money by sitting around. Call 528-1247. Sat., Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Landscaping Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. $4, free to children. Fri., Feb. 23, 2-8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 24, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 25, 6 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 p.m. to midnight, with Shakedown Street; $5-$7. 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.

18th annual Heart Ball, with the theme "A Heart Odyssey," at the Antlers Adams Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Silent auction, dinner, and music by Flash Cadillac. until 7:30 . $150; call 635-7688 for tickets. Sat., Feb. 24, 6 p.m.

Sushi and Wine Tasting at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noirs from Coaltrain Wine and Liquor. Details, 475-9700. Mon., Feb. 26, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Que Syrah, Sirah, a wine tasting featuring Syrahs, Petite Sirah and Shiraz at Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. $45 per person, credit card reservations required. 471-0887. Mon., Feb. 26, 6 p.m.

Divorce recovery workshop held on eight Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. For adults and children dealing with divorce. $30, includes children's workshop and childcare. Call 471-3763, ext. 125. Begins Feb. 27.

Visiting professor Susan Scarberry-Garcia lecturing on "Wrapped in Shawls and Scarves: Traditional Clothing of Navajo, Pueblo and Khanty Women," at the Women's Educational Society luncheon in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10.25; call 389-6649 for reservations. Wed., Feb. 28, noon.


Youth and Family Events

Wild Cats of Colorado, a program for kids age 7 and up. Make a plaster paw print and learn about pumas, mountain lions, cougars and panthers. Free, reservations required, 578-6146. Sat., Feb. 24, 11 a.m.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., March 3, 10-11:30 a.m., Children's Corner: The Circle of Life.

Ninth annual African American Youth Leadership Conference at Colorado College with the theme "Youth Building Respect and Responsibility for Future Rewards" with keynote speaker Jason Gaulden. Free. For more, call 520-2007. Sat., March 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz, the presented by the American Fmaily Theater at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., March 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., March 3, 9-11:30 a.m., Honey Bee Disease Workshop.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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

Ian Tyson at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet a the Boulder Theater, oulder. $19m 303/786-7030. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.

Steve Earle and the Dukes with Stacey Earle at the Boulder Theater, Boulder, $22.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Mon., March 19, 7:30 p.m.

Nickel Creek with Dakota Blonde at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., March 22, 8 p.m.

Sam Bush at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 23, 9 p.m.

Dusty Drapes and the Dusters, featuring all members of the 1974 recording sessions and the premier of Leland Rucker's film about Boulder music in the 60s, at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., March 23. 8:30 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. Through April 1.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. 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 Star Search, works by 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: Collecting Works, pieces from the collection of Polly and Mark Addison, through March 11. Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia, through April 29. Winslow Homer Facing Nature, March 3 through April 29. Joel Shapiro: Sculpture, through April 30. Deep Roots: Six Contemporary American Indian Artists, through May 6. Textile Art: Recent Acquisitions, through June 17. Between the Lines: Wordworks by Roland Bernier, April 21 through Aug. 12. Seven Point Perspective: Photogrpahy From the Denver Salon, through Sept. 2. 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

Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Performing "From the New World" featuring Graham's Prelude and Fanfare, Saint-Sans' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 and Dvork's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 23-25, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz is Dead, the Workingman's Beauty tour, at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/786-7030. Sat., March 3, 9:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Ekoostik Hookah. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $8.50-$10.50, 303/443-3399, over-21 show, on Thurs., Feb. 22, 9 p.m. With Zeut at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308, $10, on Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Jesse Cotton Stone at The Buffalo Rose, 119 Washington Ave., Golden. Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m.-1 a.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.

Mudvayne at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Sun., Feb. 25, 8 p.m.

Shanti Groove at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., Boulder. Free, 303/546-0886. 21+. Sun., Feb. 25, 10 p.m.

The Wailers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22, 303/443-3399. Mon.-Tues., Feb. 26-27, 9 p.m.

Downset with Factory 81 and Relative Ash at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Tues., Feb. 27, 8 p.m.

Less Than Jake at the Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827.

Everlast at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $22, 800/965-4827. All ages. Tues., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

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

Lynch Mob featuring George Lynch of Dokken and Armored Saint at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $15. Wed., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

Insane Clown Posse at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $25, 800/965-4827. All ages. Wed., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

No Means No with King Rat and Removal at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Thurs., March 1, 8 p.m.

Deep Soul Project featuring members of Jive & Fat Mama at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., March 1, 9 p.m.

DI with Gina Go Faster and Fourth Year Freshman at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.

Kudzu Kings with Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 2, 9 p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., March 3, 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.

Pat McGhee with Johnny Socko and Stymie at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Mon., March 5, 8 p.m.

Bright Eyes with Kudzu Towers at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7-$8. Wed., March 7, 8 p.m.

Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., March 7, 9 p.m.

Murder City Devils at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $9-$10. Thurs., March 8, 8 p.m.

The Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 9, 9 p.m.

The Slip at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Fri., March 9, 8 p.m.

Fairlanes CD Release Party at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $6, 800/965-4827. Fri., March 9, 7 p.m.

Rikki Dee Hall & the Voodoo Hawks at Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden,. $TBA, 303/279-5190. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 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.

Buddy Guy at the Boulder Theater, 14th and Pearl, Boulder. $27.50, 520-9090. Mon., March 12, 7:30 p.m. Press kit, photo here

Rikki Dee Hall & the Voodoo Hawks at Brendan's, 1624 Market St., Denver, $5. 303/595-0609. Wed., March 14, 9 p.m.

MXPX with Good Charlotte and Slick Shoes at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Fri., March 16, 7 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21-$23, 303/443-3399. All-ages shows on Tues.-Wed., March 13-14, 8 p.m. Over-21 shows on Thurs.-Fri., March 15-16, 9 p.m.

Erykuh Badu at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Ages 16+. $30-$32, 520-9090. Fri., March 16, 8 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Fri., March 16, 8 p.m.

Reel Big Fish at the Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $14m 800/965-4827. Sat., March 17, 7 p.m.

moe. with Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20.25-$25, 520-9090. Sat., March 17, 7 p.m.

Soundbite Sector at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., March 17, 9 p.m.

Street Walking Cheatas with The B-Movie Rats at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $7. Sun., March 18, 8 p.m.

Soulive at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., March 18, 9 p.m.

Voodoo Glow Skulls with Union 13, Link 80 and Backside at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Mon., March 19, 7 p.m.

Nelly Furtado at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 21, 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.

The Donnas with Bratmobile and Selby Tigers at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m.

Nick Cave in a solo performance at the Temple Buell Theater, 1323 Champa St., Denver. $30-$32, 800/965-4827. Wed., March 28, 7 p.m.

Cabaret Diosa at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 30, 9 p.m.

Over the Rhine at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $12-$14, 800/965-4827. Sat., March 31, 8 p.m.

Disco Biscuits at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Sat., March 31, 9 p.m. and Sun., April 1, 8 p.m.

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

Guster at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Fri., April 6, 9 p.m.

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. 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.

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe, performed by the Shakespeare Oratorio Society of Colorado at the Bouldter Museum Theater, Boulder. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. $10-$15, 303/443-2122. Through Feb. 25.

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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