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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Just Paintings by Patricia Heath, March 18 through April 15.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Featuring the work of Maria Westy Bush in honor of Black History Month. Through March 31.

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 Chinese influenced paintings by Barbara Resch and stylized still lifes by Margaret Kasahara, through May 17.

Bentley's Coffeehouse, 6840 N. Academy Blvd., 268-0830. Featuring A Broad Abroad, images from trips to France, Peru and Ireland, by Carol Ettenger.

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 Lasting Impressions, the welded steel sculptures of Don Orr, through March 18. Also, One Plus One, a group show in conjunction with Pikes Peak Community College, March 16-April 1.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Wunderkind, an exhibition of 14 young artists from the region. Through April 13. Featuring Go Figure 2001, a figurative art group show.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11a.m to 6 p.m. Featuring photographer Janice Hill's retrospective on Colorado, through April 1. Also, featuring sculpture by Randall May and Eddy Shorty, oil paintings by Louis Stephenson and watercolors by Lorraine Danzo.

Cheyenne Mountain Library Branch, 1791 S. 8th St., Suite D. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Jazz: America's Music, an exhibit of photographs, records, books and more.

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 Erotic Art of Edgar Britton, March 27-April 18. Opening reception with Jane Hilberry signing her book of the same name: Wed., March 28, 5-7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by Robert Aertker, Brenda Cameron, Elizabeth S. Fuller, Conrad Nelson, Skip Odell and the Manitou Springs School District 14, through March.

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. Mayer Collection of Twentieth Century American Prints, through April 15. The Lyrical Line: Edgar Britton's Passion for the Human Figure, through May 13. Collecting Contemporary Art: One Point of View, through April 22. Awesome Art Auction: Bid Boogie and Buy, through April 22. A.G. Edwards Collection of Photography, March 23-April 22. Opening for Collection, Art Auction and A.G. Edwards: Fri., March 23, 4-7 p.m. Landscape as Memory: A Wayne Higby Retrospective, April 21-May 27 PHOTOS. Opening reception: Sat., April 21, 2-5 p.m. Also featuring "Art and the Politics of Gender," a year-long series of exhibitions, programs and workshops focusing on the accomplishments and contributions of women in the arts. Kick-off celebration, "Pop Goes the Gender," Thurs., March 22, 6-8 p.m.

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 the annual Spring Thaw show, Sound of Mountain, through April 17.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Looking Back: A Retrospective by Conrad Nelson, through May 2.

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., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Peer Mirror, hand-painted hand-cast faux mirrors by Lenore Hotchkiss.

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 Biennial Art Faculty 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 Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring Native American prints from the Fine Arts Center collection, through March 31. Also, a traditional rug hooking display by the Woolen Pine Cone, through April 30.

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 Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 520-SHOW. Featuring paintings by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society, through May 14. Nature's Network, paintings by Mary Helsaple in the mezzanine. 685-5060.

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 Nature's Stories, paintings and ceramics by Lois Miller, Gene Inman and Rui Haagen, through April 13.

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. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Time and Place, a century of women artists, with one woman representing each decade, in the White Gallery. Also, 10 x 10: Repetition in Art, an invitational of Front Range artists; and Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists.

Sparrow Hawk Gallery, 3919 Palmer Park Blvd., 572-6789. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring watercolor and ink works by Marsha Ashby Schillinger. Gallery also offering art classes with Donna Francis.

Tao Caf, 801 A, N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Featuring a Mardi Gras Mask Show by various artists, until April 1.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the annual Resident Artists Exhibit, current works in various media by 10 local artists and Overview, oil paintings by L. Tryon Jennings in the Lucy Owens Community Gallery, through March 29.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring American Athletes, sports photography by Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, until August.

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

arts events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, Jane Hilberry, Colorado College professor and author of the first biography of Edgar Britton. Also, a review of the Opera Theatre of the Rockies' Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci. Sat., March 24, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., March 27, 10:30 p.m.

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. "Touch Drawing: A Creative Awakening" Fri. March 23 6-9 p.m. and Sat., March 24, 9-5 p.m. "Basic Calligraphy" on Sat., April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30. Featuring the Ceramics Series -- "Surface Treatments" on Sat., March 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Raku" on Sat., March 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Paper Clay" on Sat., March 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Making a Clay Mural" on Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for fee and materials information.

Collector's Point of View, a guided walk-through tour of the Awesome Art Auction and A.G. Edwards Photography show. Experts John Hazlehurst, Carol Dass and others will discuss appreciating and collecting fine art based on individual taste. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5583. Sat., March 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Women's Business: Aboriginal Women's Art, a "First Thursday" slide presentation by Lin Fife, Professor of Visual Arts at UCCS. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free with $4 museum admission, 634-5583. Thurs., April 5, 6 p.m.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke- and alcohol-free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On April 7: Caller, Christ Kermeit. Band, County Cork. On April 21: Caller, Mark Turbin. Band, Balance and Swing. On May 5: Caller, Rick Smith. Band, County Cork. On May 19: Caller, Richard Myers. Band, Balance and Swing.

First Jump by Lorenzo Ghiglieri, a bronze statue of a horse and colt, being auctioned off by the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. Initial bid, $5,000. Currently appraised at $35,000, upon sale value increases to $53,000. Piece is on display at Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. Call 570-7077.

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.

call for entries

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.

Business of Art Center seeking entries for The Symbolists, an exhibition of "visual wonders" inspired by the power and/or subtlety of symbols. $5-$7 fee per piece, all media welcome. Art will be juried based on size, quality and professionalism, diversity of style and media, and following the theme of the show. For information, call 685-1861. Intake: Fri.-Sat, April 13-14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Art Project seeking outdoor 3-dimensional art for yearlong downtown Pueblo exhibit. $1,500 award of excellence and $500 People's Choice Award given. Submit slides and S.A.S.E. to Downtown Art Project, c/o Jina Pierce, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 or call 719/295-7216. Deadline: May 15.

Commonwheel Artists seeking entries for the 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival in Manitou Springs, Sept. 1-3. For entry form and information, call 577-7700. Deadline: June 1.

Bella Art & Frame seeking entries for their upcoming Equine Art Show. Call for prospectus, 487-7691. Deadline: June 6.

Donations sought for the annual KTSC-TV (Rocky Mountain PBS) Art Auction, to be held April 20-21. The auction showcases the work of local and regional artists before and audience of interested art enthusiasts. For more information, call 719/549-2196.

Phildelphia Fringe Festival seeking risk-taking, boundary-breaking performance artists for the 2001 festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 15. Call Deborah Block, 215/413-9006 or visit www.pafringe.com. Deadline for self produced Unfiltered Fringe, May 30.

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.

O'hoho, a progressive black arts group, seeking African American visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, playwrights and film makers. Call 271-0415.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Community Outreach Grants available from All Souls Unitarian Church. Grants will be awarded to projects in the following areas: homeless/poverty, youth programs, environment, domestic harmony, aid to the elderly, health education, racism/justice and gay/lesbian issues. Brochures available at the Church, 730 N. Tejon, or call 633-7717. Application deadline: April 2.

South High School graduates sought for inclusion in an alumni directory, published by Harris Directory and Data Services. The directory will include current details such as name, phone number, address and professional information. Call 800/654-4548 for more information.

clubs & organizations

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: March 22.

Southern Colorado Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. seeking new members. Open to anyone qualified on a submarine. Call Robbie Robertson, 596-0058.

Volkswagens of Southern Colorado seeking people interested in joining an Air and Water-cooled VW club. Send email to scvwclub@hotmail.com.

Colorado Fellowship of Astrologers meeting on the second Friday of each month from 7-9:30 p.m. at 3375 S. Dahlia St., Denver. $5, Timothy Johnson, 303/772-2392. Next meeting: April 13.

health & healing

Save a Life Lecture Series with Ernie Clemons at the Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Ave. Free. Reservations required, 578-6120. Bring pad and pen. Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. On March 22: Bleeding, Shock and Burns. On March 29: Fractures, Dislocations and

AIDS/HIV Open Forum, featuring speakers from the local community discussing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the college age group, as well as living with AIDS and AIDS in the church. In the UCCS University Center Brooks Room, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. 262-3450. Thurs., March 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

A New Creation, a divorce recovery workshop offered by the Metro South region of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Presented by Chaplain Helen McCabe. Focusing on grief support and process, transitional tools and the spirituality of healing. Free; register by calling 597-2520 or 392-7653. Held at Holy Family Parish, 331 Main St. in Security. Sat., March 24, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Body Mechanics Upper Body Series, classes at Yoga Source, 623 N. Nevada Ave. Change limiting conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shallow breathing, jaw pain and sore neck. For all ages and abilities. $12 per class, 475-9908. Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m. Wear loose clothing and bring a mat, water and pencil. On March 26: Breath as support, breath as a pump. On April 2: Supple hands, mobile wrists and elbows. On April 9: Make your brain smarter. Integrative movements for upper body mobility, stability and strength.

Doc-On-Call, a chance to speak with rheumatologists Jeff Perkins, M.D. and Judy Heller, M.D. via telephone about arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus or other rheumatic conditions. Free. Call 800/475-6447 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tues., March 27.

Mediation Class presenting esoteric mediation tools and techniques including threefold breaths, intentional visualizations and four elements/seven directions. Meeting in Manitou, call 685-4263 for directions. $5 suggested donation. Tues., March 27, 7:45 p.m.

Soul Link Retreat for those who consider themselves spiritual but not necessarily religious and are seeking some "meaning to the madness", at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5 donation for lunch. Registration, 473-5852. Sat., March 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Newly Diagnosed Support Group for those who have been recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis meeting at the MS Society, 12 N. Meade Ave. Free, 633-4601. Tues., April 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary, call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Tues., April 3, 7 p.m.: The Mediterranean Diet. On Wednesdays, April 4-May 9, 7 p.m.: Self-defense and safety awareness. On Fridays, April 6-27, 10 a.m.: Infant massage. On Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Coming of Age, for mothers and adolescent daughters. On Wed., April 8, 7 p.m.: Aromatherapy. On Tues., April 17, 7 p.m.: "In Search of the Stork", fertility discussion with Paul D. Magarelli, M.D.

Road Rage and Hypnosis, a lecture by Baerbel Froehlin, certified Hypnotherapist, at 2153 Chuckwagon Rd. Free. Reservations required, 271-6089. Wed., April 4, noon.

Women: It's the Trip of a Lifetime! female health education event featuring free bone density tests, breast health information, mobile mammography registration and "Tell a Friend" registration. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. Reservations required, 385-5933. Thurs., April 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Stretching classes with Bill Curington at Motion Studies, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Mondays and Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Stretch and strengthen to music. $5 per class, $25 per month. Bill, 554-9257 or 390-3856.

Esoteric Meditation Group meeting Tuesday evenings in Manitou Springs at 7:45 p.m. Free, 685-4263 or

www.hlngrvr.com.

Healing School taught by James and Gail Lisi at the Holiday Inn Garden of the Gods, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. For details, call 719/266-8020.

Find a Way to Pay, a free brochure on how to handle prescription drug costs, now available from The Arthritis Foundation. Call 800/475-6447.

The Arthritis Foundation seeking runners and walkers of all ages for its "Joints in Motion" marathon training team to participate in one of the following races: Vancouver, B.C. on May 6; Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 29 or Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 9. In exchange for a 20-week personalized training schedule, airfare and hotel accommodations, participants raise money to support the Foundation. For more, call 520-5711.

senior programs & activities

So You Want to Stay At Home? Alternatives to a Nursing Home, a presentation on options such as private home care, limited Medicare/Medicaid home care benefits, and long term insurance for home health care coverage. At the Penrose-St. Francis Learning Center, 1644 Medical Center Point. Free but reservations required, 520-5711. Thurs., March 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Over the Counter Drugs and Prescriptions: Driving Risks, a presentation about the effects of drugs on your driving abilities with Tom Ankow, owner of Driver Safety Consultants at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Thurs., March 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

PILLAR, the Pikes Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation offering education programs for retirees and other interested individuals. Locations and fee vary. Registration, 633-4991. On Fridays, March 23 and 30, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Healing Arts.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Mon., March 26, 10-11 a.m.: Hearing Your World. On Wed., March 28: Exercise and Aging (Old Age is No Place for Sissies).

Swing into Spring Dance for senior adults, featuring live music by Rolf at the Keyboard and a special appearance by Generation Journey at the West Center, 25 N. 20th St. Free. March 28, 1-4 p.m.

Young at Art, a new monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVP's suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments. On Wed., March 28, 1-3 p.m., a lecture on the masters of the High Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo by Chuck Benson.

Women: It's the Trip of a Lifetime! female health education event featuring free bone density tests, breast health information, mobile mammography registration and "Tell a Friend" registration. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. Reservations required, 385-5933. Thurs., April 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Senior Law Day, an education program sponsored by the El Paso County Bar Association, the Colorado Commission on Aging and various other community groups. State and community leaders will provide information on seniors' rights, Medicaid, comfort/hospice care and more at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, includes box lunch. Reservations required, 385-5933. Sat., April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Income Tax Assistance: Mondays through April 9, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Tuesdays through April 10, noon to 4 p.m. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.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 Yellow Book, a directory of senior services in El Paso, Teller and Park counties, is available at public libraries, senior centers, and the Senior Information and Assistance Center at 15 S. 7th St. Call 471-2096 for more.

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

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Community Connection desk at the American Cancer Society offices, 1445 N. Union Blvd. Suite B100. Volunteers direct cancer patients and family members to community services and agencies providing assistance. Call 636-5101.

First Visitor seeking volunteers to visit expectant and new parents, help promote care-giving, good maternal and child health and to link families with other community resources. Full training and support provided. Call Nancy Barrows, 444-4504.

Volunteers sought to help at the Housing Advocacy Coalition's Annual Membership Meeting. People needed for set-up, food serving, silent auction, clean up and transportation. Call 634-0738. Sat., March 24, 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Head Start Preschool Program seeking volunteers to spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply, there is no minimum commitment of hours. Call 635-1536, ext. 233.

KTSC-TV Art Auction seeking volunteers to fill the positions of clerk, marker, runner, food assistant, confirmer, telephone operator, assistant to the auctioneer, pick-up and pay and more during the live televised auction in Pueblo, April 20-28, 6-11 p.m. Dinner is provided and volunteers may choose the evening they work. KTSC is Rocky Mountain PBS. Call Tracy Samora, 719/549-2196.

Pacific Intercultural Exchange seeks caring, responsible volunteers to work with teenage foreign exchange students. Teresa Knapp, 800/894-7633.

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.

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

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. www.careandshare.org .

Look Good ... Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, seeking volunteer cosmetologists to consult with female cancer patients 1 to 2 hours per month. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.

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


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. April 3: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. April 10: David Ermich Perspective. April 24: Love Me or Leave Me. May 8: Hello, Dolly! May 29: Inn of Sixth Happiness.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Movies begin at 7.30 p.m. Free. On Wed., April 18: Western, directed by Manuel Poirier with Sergei Lopez and Sacha Bourdo. On Wed., May 16: Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim) directed by Franois Truffaut with Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. On Wed., June 20: Mortelle Randonne (Deadly Run) directed by Claude Miller with Isabelle Adjani and Michel Serrault.

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 April 8-9: The Last Great Road Trip: Alaskan RV Adventure, with John Holod.

Armchair Hikes presented by Dr. Roy McCanne at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Free, 719/579-2364. "Ancient Indian Art", featuring Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico; Ute Mountain tribal Park, Mesa Verde; Barrier Canyon rock art, Utah; the Green River and more. RSVP by April 12. Sat., April 14, 10 a.m. to noon.

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 Fri., March 30: The Hustler, starring Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Nelson a pool shark driven to beat Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). Also, More, and animated short film reflecting on the nature of happiness and desire.


Learning

Star Party with astrophysicist Dr. Bill Dexter at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Learn about deep space, black holes, quasars and more in a pristine viewing environment. $2 admission fee, party is free. Reservations, 719/748-3253. Sat., March 24, 7:30-9 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. $5 per class. On March 27-28" Herbs -- From Garden to Table. On April 3-4: Integrated Plant Health Care. Call 636-8923.

Marcus Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time presenting a series of lectures at Colorado College. $20 for Saturday lectures (includes lunch), Friday lecture free. Register by Wed., March 28, 385-6147. On Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m.: "The Battle for the Bible Today" in Shove Chapel. On Sat., April 7, 8:45 a.m.: "Jesus Before and After Easter: Jewish Mystic and Christian Messiah;" at 10:45 a.m. "The Death and Resurrection of Jesus: History and Metaphor," both in Gates Common Room. At 1:15 p.m.: "Jesus and the Christian Life: Taking Jesus Seriously," in Packard Hall.

Enlightened Gardening: How to Grow in Partnership with Pan and the Nature Spirits. Learn to dialogue with unseen guiding energies of your garden through a method of kinesthesiology to co-create gardens on all levels of your being. At 1495 Garden of the Gods Road. $25. Call Nancy Wellburn at 447-1781. Sun, April 8, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Youth Community Gardening Project, a training program teaching leadership, community service and gardening skills, is seeking local teenagers between the ages of 13-18 to participate in the summer program. Teens will work plots in Bear Creek Regional Park, and will be asked to come up with a meaningful way to share their harvest. Call Kristin Cunningham at 632-3563. Run until May? June?

Spring community Education Classes presented by School District 11. Registration open now for classes in foreign languages, dance, crafts, art, self-help and more. Locations, times and costs vary. Call 520-2384 for details.

Secular Home Schooling Support Group meeting at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Offering support to parents of home schooled children. For more information, call 637-8282.


Literary Events

Life After Harry Potter, a book group for those suffering from Harry Potter withdrawal, at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. For ages 4th grade and up. RSVP to 573-6947. Thurs., March 24, 9-11 a.m.

Jim Moore, poet and Colorado College visiting writer reading from his works, including The Freedom of History and The Long Experience of Love in Gates Common Room on the third floor of Palmer Hall on the CC Campus. Free, 389-6607. Tues., March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Paula Danzinger signing It's Justin Time, Amber Brown and What a Trip, Amber Brown at Chinook Bookstore, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Sat., March 31, 2 p.m.

Nora Roberts signing The Villa at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-9960. Wed., April 5, 7-8 p.m.

First Friday Fandom, a book discussion group for sci-fi fans, meeting on the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free. Call for location information, 522-0484. On April 6, Don't Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine by Tannith Lee. On May 4th: SnowCrash, by Neal Stephenson. On June 1, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. On July 6, Strata by Terry Pratchett.

Marcus Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time presenting a series of lectures at Colorado College. $20 for Saturday lectures (includes lunch), Friday lecture free. Register by Wed., March 28, 385-6147. On Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m.: "The Battle for the Bible Today" in Shove Chapel. On Sat., April 7, 8:45 a.m.: "Jesus Before and After Easter: Jewish Mystic and Christian Messiah;" at 10:45 a.m. "The Death and Resurrection of Jesus: History and Metaphor," both in Gates Common Room. At 1:15 p.m.: "Jesus and the Christian Life: Taking Jesus Seriously," in Packard Hall.

Poetry West Workshops, held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, usually in Colorado College's Worner Center. Free. On April 7: Led by Sandra McNew. Bring writing materials. On May 5: Led by Mary Frances Boyle. Bring copies of a poem to discuss. May 16-20: The Baca Retreat at the Baca campus in the San Luis Valley. Call 632-4374. On June 2: Janet Kenning. Bring copies of a poem to discuss.

Fiction Writing Workshop with local mystery writer Christine Goff at the UCCS University Center room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Sat., April 7, 1-3 p.m.

William Least Heat-Moon signing River Horse: A Voyage Across America at Chinook Bookstore, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Mon., April 9, 5:30 p.m.

Russell Martin signing Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved at Chinook Bookstore, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Tues., April 10, 5:30 p.m.

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

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On April 24: Little Big Man by Thomas Berger. On May 22: Confucius Lives Next Door by Thomas Reid. On June 26: At Your Own Risk, by Thomas Sutherland. On July 24: Plainsong, by Kent Haruf.

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

acoustic, folk & country

Mountain Road Ceili Band with St. Brendan's Irish Dancers at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. $3-$7, 481-9468. All-ages. Door prizes and raffles. Sat., March 24, 7-11 p.m.

Siucra playing Irish music at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads. $1-$2, 278-8108. Sat., April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Robin and Linda Williams & and their Fine Group at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads. $10-$15, 630-1308. Sat., April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Elena Balabanova, pianist, presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $16-$20, 528-6395. Sat, April 21.

choral

Siauliai University of Lithuania Studium Choir singing folks songs and works by Lithuanian composers at First Christian Church, 16 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Freewill offering. 633-8888. Sun., April 1, 3 p.m.

Immortal Fire: the Colorado Vocal Ensemble Sings the Words of the Poets in the historic courtroom of the Pioneer's Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. $5-$10, 520-SHOW. Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Wheaton Academy Concert Choir, a 43-voice high school group playing works from early church compositions in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 101 N. Nevada Ave. Free, 386-6607. Tues., March 27, 7 p.m.

St. Margaret's Singers, from England's Westminster Abbey. At First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $8-$15, 471-4361. Sun., April 22, 7 p.m.

classical

Music from London and Little London performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. Featuring En Contre Temps, a world premier work by Istvan Hornyak. Also featuring the church organ of First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. on Fri., March 23, 7:30 p.m. Of First Christian Church, Platte and Cascade Avenues, Sun., March 25, 2:30 p.m. $5-410, 633-3649.

jazz & swing

David "Fathead" Newman at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Saxophonist Newman is one of the most legendary figures in jazz. $12-$18, 578-5263. Tues., April 17, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

Danu, playing traditional Irish music at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $14-$16, 634-5583. Fri., April 6, 8 p.m. press kit

rock, pop & blues

Earthmen at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., March 23, 9 p.m.

Young Dubliners at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 447-9797. Mon., March 26, 8 p.m.

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

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, satirical psychedelic piano blues rocker extrordinaire, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $13-$17, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., March 30-31, 8 p.m.

Old School Spring Jam, featuring Midnight Star, The Zapp Band and Lenny Williams of Tower of Power at the State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. Emcee: comedian Jimmy "JJ" Walker. $19.50-$39.50, backstage passes available, 520-9090. Sat., March 31, 6 p.m.

Sepultura with Puya, Hatebreed and Flybanger at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 447-9797. Wed., April 11, 8 p.m.

Fugazi at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $6, 800/965-4827. Sat., April 7, 9 p.m.

Spyro Gyra with Nelson Rangell at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $31.50, 447-9797. Fri., April 13, 8 p.m.

Kiss Army, a KISS tribute band, at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA. 687-0625. Sat., April 14, 9 p.m.

Soulfly at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 800/965-4827. Mon., April 16, 8 p.m.

Drop Kick Murphys with Lars Fredrickson & The Bastards, Reach the Sky and Thug, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $11.50, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). April 17, 6:30 p.m. doors.

Covenant with And One at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave. $20, 520-0980. Fri., April 20.

Yngwie J. Malmstien with Lizzy Borden at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 447-9797. Sat., April 21, 8 p.m.

Dick Dale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). May 6, 8 p.m. doors.

Inertia with Project X at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave. $12, 520-0980. Tues., May 8.

Evan & Jaron at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records).


Performances

Dance

Jane Comfort Dance Troupe, a modern dance company from New York, performing in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, on the NE corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $27, 520-SHOW. Thurs.-Fri., March 29-30, 8 p.m.

Quetzalli - Ballet Folklorico de Vera Cruz, performing as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Thurs., May 3, 7:30 p.m.

Opera

Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, performed by the Opera Theater of the Rockies in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $15-$35, 520--SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 23-24, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 25, 3 p.m.

Theater

Disney on Ice presents Toy Story at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $14.75 and up, 576-2626. Thurs.-Sun., March 22-25.

Footloose as part of the Broadway Theatre League's 41st season, in Pueblo's Memorial Hall, Union Avenue at Elizabeth Street. $12-$38. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Sat., March 24, 8 p.m.

The Elephant Man performed by Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5-$10, 636-5089. Thurs.-Sat., March 29-31 and Fri.-Sat., April 6-7 and 13-14, 8 p.m. Sun., April 1, 2 p.m. Sun., April 8, 4 p.m.

Fish or Cut Bait, a comedy directed by Colorado Collgee senior Kevin Johnson, in Taylor Theater, 920 N. Cascade. Free but tickets required, 389-6607. Sat.-Mon., March 31-April 2, 8 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. Through March.

Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company. $3, 634-5583. Mon.-Sat., April 2-7 ###June 12-17, 10 a.m. and noon.

Performance Art in Lower Manhattan a comedy performed by the Damon Runyon Repertory Theater Company at Pueblo Community College's Occhiato Theater, 900 W. Orman Ave. $5-$7, 719/583-1460 or 295-1040. Wed.-Fri., April 4-6, 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 8, 2 p.m.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard. Performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. 10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., March 30-31 and April 8-7, 8 p.m. Sun., April 8, 2 p.m.

Chicago the Tony-award winning musical, in the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $15-$35, 333-4497. Fri., April 20.

Chicago as part of the Broadway Theatre League's 41st season, in Pueblo's Memorial Hall, Union Avenue at Elizabeth Street. $12-$35. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Sun., April 22, 8 p.m.

Manitou Murders at Blue Skies Inn and Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn in which guests play the role of murder suspects for a weekend. =Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices. Fri.-Sat., April 20-21.

Danger Ranger Granger, an audience participation-style environmental melodrama followed by a '50-'60s style Sing-A-Long with Charlie Davenport at Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.

announcements

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


Recreation

Free Fly Fishing workshops at Angler's Covey, 917 W. Colorado Ave. 471-2984. Saturdays, 10 a.m. On March 24: Tying Flies for the South Platte River by Stan Benton. On March 31: Fly Fishing Safety. On April 7: Tying Stillwater Fly Patterns. On April 14: Practical Fishing Knots. On April 21: Tying for Warmwater Fly-fishing. On April 28: Small Stream Strategies and Locations. On May 5: South Platte Entomology. On May 12: A Woman's Perspective on Fly-fishing. On May 19: Fly-fishing High Mountain Lakes

Avalanche Awareness and Rescue Clinic on Pikes Peak, conducted by the Pikes Peak Alpine School. Level I, $116. 630-3934. Fri.-Sun., March 30-April 1.

Ice Climbing for Beginners, a class taught by the Pikes Peak Alpine School. $75, 630-3934.

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.

Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation holding registration for youth Spring Soccer, youth swimming lessons, adult winter softball and 50 Plus winter softball. Fees and times vary. Call 385-5981, or 385-5984 for swim info.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 2.5 miles south of Highway 24 on Teller Road. Offering a visitor center, trails, ranger programs, petrified trees, detailed plant and insect fossils. Open year-round. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April. Call 719/748-3253.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings Home Games at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Against the Fresno Falcons, Tues.-Wed., March 27-28, 7:05 p.m.

Bud Light Professional Bull Riders Cup Tour at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $TBA, 576-2626. Fri.-Sun., March 30-April 1.

Fight Night in the Rockies, professional boxing featuring John Kaiser and Andreas "Panda" Pacheco, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $20-$100, 440-3212. Wed., April 4, 7 p.m.


Special Events

South American Wine Tasting at the Stagecoach Inn, Pawnee and Manitou Ave., Manitou. Featuring a six course dinner. $58, all-inclusive. RSVP, 685-9400. Thurs., March 22, 6:30 p.m.

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.

Women Wine Makers, a tasting a dinner featuring the best wines of female winemakers at Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. $5, credit card reservations required. 471-0887. Mon., March 26, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night Rally, to protest sexual assault and violence against women. Includes a march around the Colorado College campus and community, keynote speaker and author Inga Muscio, an open mike, a performance by Ellement and appearance by First Strike Theater. Free, 389-6607. Beginning at the CC Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Wed., March 28, 5:30 p.m.

Goodwill of Colorado Springs Doll Sale, featuring Barbies, Beanie Babies, Madame Alexander dolls, furniture, stuffed animals and antique dolls. At the Rocky Mountain Greyhound Park, 3701 N. Nevada Ave. Fri.-Sat., March 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southern Colorado Sports and Arms Expo at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. $5, 633-9660. Fri., March 30, noon to 6 p.m. Sat., March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pet Fair to benefit International Hearing Dogs. Featuring pet photos with the Easter Bunny, nail clipping, dog kissing booth, pet trick contest, crafters, animal cake and cookie bake table and more in the rear parking lot of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1050 S. 21st St. Event volunteers also needed. 264-1830. Sun., April 1 1-4 p.m.

2001 Auto Show at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. To benefit the Assistance League's Operation School Bell. $10, 576-2626. Free parking. Fri.-Sat., April 6-7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., April 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Space 2001: An Earth Odyssey, the 17th National Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. Featuring an expanded exhibit center and the strongest program of U.S. Space policy, programs and industry decision makers. This year's theme contrasts Arthur C. Clarke's turn-of-the-century vision of millennium space with today's reality. Registration, 800/691-4000. Mon.-Wed., April 9-12.

St. Mary's High School Annual Fundraiser with a Mardi Gras theme, includes dinner by Louisiana chefs, a live auction, and a raffle for a 2001 PT Cruiser. Sat., April 21. Call 635-7540 for more.


Youth & Family Events

Life After Harry Potter, a book group for those suffering from Harry Potter withdrawal, at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. For ages 4th grade and up. RSVP to 573-6947. Thurs., March 24, 9-11 a.m.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., March 24, 1-2 p.m., Landscaping with Wildlife in Mind. On Sat., March 31, 1-2 p.m., Snakes of the Pikes Peak Region.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., March 24, 10-11:30 a.m., Health and Fitness for Outdoor Enthusiasts with Dr. Barry Broughton. On Wed., March 28, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m., Nature Adventures: Track Art. On Thurs., March 29, 4-5:30 p.m., After-School Adventures: Track Art. On Sat., March 31, 10-11 a.m., Colorado Cats.

Spring Break Camp at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, for kids ages 6-11. Kids will be Junior Keepers, and will interact with zoo animals during feeding, training, and health care as well as make crafts, play games and tour the Zoo. $120-$135, includes t-shirt. Registration, 633-9925 ext. 127. Mon.-Thurs., March 26-29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company. $3, 634-5583. Mon.-Sat., April 2-7, 10 a.m. and noon.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

The Limeliters at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth, Arvada. $20, 303/431-3939. Sat., March 24, 7:30 p.m.

Jeb Loy Nichols and Kasey Chambers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. 21+. $13.73-$15.75, 303/443-3399. Tues., March 27, 8 p.m.

John Hammond's Wicked Grin at the Gothic Theater, 3263 S. Broaway, Denver. $20, 303/777-1003. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m.

Cliff Eberhardt with Lynn Miles at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., March 31, 8 p.m.

Springfest featuring The David Grisman Quartet, Sam Bush Band and Bla Fleck at Lacy Arena, Crested Butte. $46, 888/835-3334.

www.opconcerts.com. Sat., March 31, 7 p.m.

Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott with Pete and Joan Wernick at the KGNU new building fundraiser. At the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sun., April 1, 7:30 p.m.

Jim White at the Fox Theater, Boulder. 21+. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Mon., April 2, 8 p.m.

Dougie McLean at the Boulder Theater, 14th and Pearl Street Mall, Boulder. $18.90, 520-9090. All-ages. Wed., April 4, 8 p.m.

String Cheese Incident with Maura O'Connell playing the E-Town radio program at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sun., April 8, 7 p.m. On sale Fri., March 23, 10 a.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $15.25, 303/786-7030. 21+. On Fri., April 13, 9 p.m.: limited all-ages with Burle Cletus & Friends. On Sat., April 14, 9 p.m.: 21+ with Pete Wernick's Live Five.

Tony Furtado Band with The Single Malt Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., April 20, 9 p.m.

Keller Williams at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., April 26, 9 p.m.

Keller Williams at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., April 27, 8 p.m.

Zakir Hussain and Shivkumar Sharma at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $18-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Sun., May 13, 7:30 p.m.

George Jones at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $39-$69, 520-9090. Sat., May 19, 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, 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 Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia, through April 29. Winslow Homer Facing Nature, 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.

Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th, Denver. 303/455-0185.

www.gallerysink.com. Featuring Emotional Distance, works by 19 landscapists, through April 22.

Indigos, 215 W. 13th Ave., Denver, 303/825-3072. Featuring The Magical Use of Dreaming, ceramic sculpture by Caroline Douglas and paintings by Laura Marshall, April 6-28. Opening reception: Fri., April 6, 6-9 p.m.

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., March 23-24, 7 p.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $20-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., April 19, 8 p.m.

The John Scofield Real Jazz Project at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22-$26.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri. May 4, 8 p.m.

The Irish Tenors at Magness Showcase Theater, Denver. $48-$68, 520-9090. Wed., June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass featuring Diana Krall, Barbaritto Torres of the Buena Vista Social Club, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Afro-Cuban All-Stars Susan Tedeschi and Jonny Lang, Patricia Barber in various locations and dates, more detailed program to be released soon. Tickets, $20 and up, 520-9090. General info, 970/920-4996 or

www.jazzaspen.com. Thurs.-Sun., June 21-24.

comedy

Wendy Liebman at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., March 23, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., March 24, 6:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

Ron White, named "Best Male Stand-Up" at the American Comedy Awards, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Tues., April 6, 8 p.m. Wed., April 7, 8 p.m.

Brian Regan at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., March 23, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., March 24, 6:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

Dave Chappelle, star of the ABC sitcom Buddies at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $29.75, 520-9090. Fri., May 18, 8 p.m.

dance

Colorado Ballet performing in the Auditorium Theater of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. $18-$60, 520-9090. Made in the USA featuring George Balanchine's "Stars and Stripes," April 28 through May 6.

Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet performing Romeo and Juliet, the evening-length ballet, in the Aspen District Theatre, Aspen. $18-$38, 800/905-3315. Fri.-Sun., March 23-25, 8 p.m.

Riverdance at the Buell Theater, Denver. $27.50-$67.50, 800/641-1222. Tues.-Thurs., 8 p.m. Sun., 7 pm. Sat.-Sun matinees, 2 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. April 17-29.

literary events

Tony Parsons, British journalist who became a '70s cult figure while covering the new wave and punk rock explosion, reading from and signing Man and Boy at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tues., March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Henry Rollins spoken word show at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $18.50-$23, 520-9090. Wed., March 28, 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

Disturbed Locker Room CD Release Party with Spineshank, Skrape, and Godhead at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 800/965-4827. 16+. Fri., March 23, 5:30 p.m.

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

Guided By Voices at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Tues., March 27, 8 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.

Henry Rollins spoken word show at the Paramount theater, Denver. $18.50-$23, 520-9090. Wed., March 28, 8 p.m.

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

Outkast with Ludacris at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $31.75, 520-9090. 16+. Fri., March 30, 8 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.

Avail at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $8. Tues., April 3, 7 p.m.

Joe Jackson at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $39.25, 303/786-7030. 21+. Tues., April 3, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones featuring Future Man, Jeff Coffin and Victor Lemonte Wooten at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$31.50, 520-9090. Tues., April 3, 8 p.m.

Jonathan Richman at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., April 3, 8 p.m.

Dick Dickerson at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $8.50. Thurs., April 5, 8 p.m.

Shane McGowan and the Popes at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., April 5, 8 p.m.

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

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

Medeski, Martin & Wood and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson at Colfax, Denver. $25.25, 520-9090. 16+. Fri.-Sat., April 6-7, 7:30 p.m.

Low with The Czars at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $8. Sat. April 7, 8 p.m.

Hot Water Music with Leatherface, Small Brown Bike and Plantets Mistaken for Stars at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $8-$9, 800/965-4827. Sat., April 7, 7 p.m.

Max Creek at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12-$15, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., April 7, 9 p.m.

The Mermen at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $10-$12. Thurs., April 8, 8 p.m.

Phunk Junkeez with Lucky Boy's Confusion at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $6.50-$8.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Tues., April 10, 8 p.m.

Deep Banana Blackout at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25-$16.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., April 12, 9 p.m.

Jurassic 5 at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $22.25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., April 17, 8 p.m.

Drop Kick Murphy's with Lars Fredrickson & The Bastards at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., April 18, 7 p.m.

Bob Dylan at the Coors Events Center on the CU campus, Boulder. $25-$35. 520-9090. Wed., April 18, 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale Fri., March 16, 3 p.m.

The Motet at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., April 19, 9 p.m.

Psychedelic Furs at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $24, 520-9090. 18+. Sat., April 21, 9 p.m.

Rocket From the Crypt with Int'l Noise Conspiracy and The Explosion at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $12. Tues., April 23, 8 p.m.

Project Object featuring Ike Willis playing the music of Frank Zappa at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75-$14.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., April 25, 8 p.m.

16 Horsepower at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., April 27, 9 p.m.

Johnny Winter with Grady Champion at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., April 28, 9 p.m.

Bon Jovi with SR-71 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$57.50, 520-9090. Mon., April 30, 8 p.m.

Gary Numan of The Cars at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., May 2, 8 p.m.

Kenny Wayne Shepard at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., May 1, 8 p.m.

Dick Dale at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $15. Sat., May 5, 8 p.m.

The Melvins with Hank Williams III at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/443-3399. Limited all-ages. Mon., May 7, 9 p.m.

Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $33, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., May 8, 7 p.m.

Sizzla at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., May 9, 8 p.m.

Badly Drawn Boy at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Wed., May 9, 8 p.m.

David Clayton-Thomas and Blood, Sweat and Tears with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Magness Showcase Theater, Richie Center, Denver. $45-$65, 520-9090. Sat., May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Mark Knopfler with William Topley at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$77.50, 520-9090. Sat., May 12, 7:30 p.m.

David Gray at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. at Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Black Crowes with Oasis and Spacehog at Fiddler's Green, Denver. $27-$40, 520-9090. Thurs., May 17, 6:30 p.m.

Built to Spill at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.25, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Fri., June 8, 8 p.m.

Neil Sedaka and Dionne Warwick with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Magness Showcase Theater, Richie Center, Denver. $45-$65, 520-9090. Sun., June 24, 7:30 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Macy Gray at Folsom Field on the CU Campus, Boulder. $49.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

N'Sync at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $29.50-$65.50 plus service charges, 520-9090. Limit of 8 tickets per person. Fri., July 13, 7:30 p.m.

Brian Setzer's '68 Comeback Special at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., July 31, 8 p.m.

special events

Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo 2001 featuring over 40 dealers from all over the country and 100 display tables. CDs also available. At the Holiday Inn Northglenn, I-25 and 120th Ave. (Denver.) $2, 303/455-8408. Sun., March 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features 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.

Starfest 2001 Sci Fi Odyssey featuring Kevin Sorbo, Virginia Hey, The Ferengi Family Hour at the Holiday Inn DIA, I-70 and Chambers in Denver. Events include autographs, games, costume contest, play parody, fan clubs, dealer's room, Q & A and more. $7-$36, 303/757-5850. Fri., April 20, 6 p.m. to midnight. Sat., April 21, 9 a.m. to midnight. Sun., April 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Against the Edmonton Oilers, Mon., April 2. Against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Wed., April 4.

NPC Body Building and Fitness Championships with guest pro Chris Cormier at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $15.75-$26.25, 303/786-7030. Sat., April 7, 6 p.m.

theater

Sky Gilbert's Lola Starr Builds Her Dream Home presented by Horsechart Theater Company at the Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $16-$18, 303/595-3800. Pay-what-you-can shows on Tues., March 27 and Tues., April 3. Runs Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. March 16-April 14.

Free theater performances at the Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. Free-for-all matinees begin at 1:30 p.m. and are seated on a first-come-first-served basis. One ticket per person, no babies or children under 6 please. All shows recommended for kids age 13 and up. Call 303/893-4000. On Sat., March 24: Little Foxes. On March 31: Inna Beginning.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/786-7030. Thurs., March 29, 7 p.m.

Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29.50-$44, 800/641-1222. Through April 1.

2 in 1, original one acts based on short stories by James Thurber and adaptations of the Kliffnotes to Beowulf, performed by the Buntport Theater Company. At the Phoenix Theater, Denver. $6-$12, 720/253-3833. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Through April 1.

Hamlet at the Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Sante Fe, Denver. $12-$17, 303/595-3800. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Saturday matinee, 2 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Through April 21.

The Dinosaur Play, a children's theater production at the Arvada Center, Denver. $4-$6, 303/431-3939. Runs most Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. and noon, through May 11.

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