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Art Shows and Galleries

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

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 The Pikes Peak Experience, oil paintings by George Hart. Also, silver jewelry by George Fellows, through April.

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.

Blue Fox Photography, 1624 S. Tejon St. 636-3435. Hosting an Easter open house event, featuring Wendy Pierce Nelson creating her famous "chicks and bunnies" portrait for kids 8 and under. Free, but donations will be accepted for Newborn Hope, Inc. Fri., April 6.

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 One Plus One, a group show in conjunction with Pikes Peak Community College, through 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.

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, through April 18.

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, through April 22.

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.

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.

Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 719/542-3917. Featuring a special showing of floral and scenic photogrpahs by Herman Woodworth Nash, 1856-1943. Fri. April 6, 5-9 p.m.

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.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: Sat., April 7 and 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring paintings by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society, through May 14. Nature's Network, paintings by Mary Helsaple in the mezzanine.

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.

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.

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. Lightscapes, oil and watermedia by T.D. Lucy, Kathryn McMahon and Jill Spear, April 9-30. Opening reception: Mon., April 9, 6-8 p.m.

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, a rebroadcast of October's conversation with filmmakers Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffman, whose Long Night's Journey Into Day is up for an Academy Award. Also, ArtsPeak news for Spring, 2001. Sat., March 31, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., April 3, 10:30 p.m.

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. "Basic Sculpture" on Sat., March 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Paper Clay" on Sat., March 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Basic Calligraphy" on Sat., April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30. Call for fee and materials information.

Gallery Talk with Jill Spear, T.D. Lucy and Kathryn McMahon, whose work is featured in Lightscapes, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Free, 481-0475. Sun., April 1, 1 p.m.

"Between History and Theory: How to Be with Contemporary Art" a discussion with Marko Gyln, art historian and philosopher from Finland in the Max Kade Theatre, on the third floor of Armstrong Hall on the northeast corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Wed., April 4, 3:30 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.

Swing Into Spring, a HyperARTivity event designed for young professional art enthusiasts to meet and mingle at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Featuring live music by the Changing Times Big Band, cocktails, and the A.G. Edwards black and white photography collection. $4-$8, 634-5581. Thurs., April 5, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk featuring the Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St.; the John Deaux Gallery and Nemick & Thompson, 221 S. Union, in Pueblo. Free, 719/542-3917. Fri., April 6, 5-9 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, Chris Kermeit. Band, County Cork.

Tango and Swing Dance hosted by Tango Springs at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 23rd and Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 475-0625. Free tango lesson at 7 p.m. Mon., April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Shadows in History: Understanding the Work of Mary Jane Colter, an architectural symposium lead by filmmaker Karen A. Bartlett. Bartlett will also discuss the making of her documentary, Mary Jane Colter: The House Made of Dawn at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, includes lunch. RSVP to 475-2444. Sat., April 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Art Guild, Inc. of Denver seeking entries for Emerging Artists 2001. Open to all two- and three-dimensional fine art media, ceramics and jewelers. Juried show. cash and prizes will be awarded. Call 303/288-2925. Deadline: April 20.

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.

Downtown Art Project seeking 3-dimensional outdoor 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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for Holding My Heart, featuring art by survivors of mental, physical or sexual abuse, August 3-31. For prospectus call 481-0475 or email info@trilakesarts.com. Deadline: May 30.

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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for After Dark, the 2001 juried photography show. All photographic media welcome; work that explores fantasy and the imagination encouraged. Slides and/or originals accepted. Call 481-0475. Deadline: June 22. Work must be ready to hang by June 30.


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.

clubs & organizations

El Paso County Young Democrats meeting at Old Chicago's, 4110 N. Academy. Meeting will feature two speakers. For details, call 594-0256. Wed., April 4, 6 p.m.

Pikes Peak 'N'Gineers Model Railroad Open House at the Green Crest Business Center, 3645 Jeannine Dr., Suite 108. Features NTRAK modular standard layout. Free. For details visit wwww.ppng.org or call Charles at 488-9318. Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a vegetarian potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m., at varying member's homes. For details or club information, call Stephanie Kimlick at 633-0189. Next gathering: April 8.

health & healing

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. to 2 p.m.

Essential oil Raindrop technique class. Learn the use of antibacterial and antiviral essential oils to enhance health and well-being. $45, enrollment limited to six students. $20 deposit required to hold your place. Oils will be provided for this hands-on-body experience (you may order your own oils after class). Call Nanna Bolling, 475-0952. Sun., April 1, 1-5 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 April 2: Supple hands, mobile wrists and elbows. On April 9: Make your brain smarter. Integrative movements for upper body mobility, stability and strength.

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.

Arthritis Self-Help Courses sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. Focuses on pain and stress management, exercise, diet, medications, disease process and relaxtion techniques. In Colorado Springs on Tuesdays, April 3-May 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. In Woodland Park, Thursdays, April 5-May 10, 3-5 p.m. $30. Call 520-5711 for location and registration information.

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.

Free Confidential Alcohol Screenings as part of National Alcohol Awareness Month. For those interested in getting information about alcohol problems for themselves or a loved one at the Center for Counseling, 4445 Northpark Dr., Suite 110. Walk-ins welcome. Call 598-3232 for details, all calls are confidential. Thurs., April 5, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Introductory Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Matthew Lessard at Yoga Source, 623 N. Nevada Ave. Pre-registration, 475-9908. Two days, Sat., April 7, 2-5 p.m. Sun., April 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You're the Expert: A Child Development-Sexuality Workshop for Parents presented by Dr. Carol Mosier Bach, Adolescent Medicine Physician and Planned Parenthood. Workshop discusses physical, emotional, and behavioral developmental changes, from infancy to early puberty. RSVP to Cindy, 573-8883 by Thurs., April 5. $5 registration fee. Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. to noon.

Fibromyalgia Symptom Management lecture using relaxtion therapy techniques with Baerbel Froehlin, at 2153 Chuckwagon Rd. Free. Registration, 271-6089. Wed., April 11, noon.

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

senior programs & activities

Free Ask-A-Lawyer Call-in Program sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. Attorneys Richard W. Yolles and An Atkinson will answer question about Social Secutiry and disability issues only. All calls are confidention. Call 800/475-6447. Wed., April 4, 6:30-8 p.m.

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.

volunteer opportunities

April Stools Day, an event to help cleanup the dog loop at Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st St. and Rio Grande. Bring shovels, rakes, gloves or other "poop scoopers", trash bags provided. Prizes from Wag 'n' Wash will be hidden within the loop and refreshments will be provided. Dogs not allowed. Call 520-6978 for details. Sat., April 7, 8 a.m. to noon.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe and sober living environment in a home-like setting for women in early recovery from substance abuse needs volunteers for administrative, research, evaluation, house and activity aides. Open to women only; familiarity with 12-Step programs desirable. Email: FCVolunteers@bigfoot.com or call Tricia at 685-3401.

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.

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.

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.


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.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Movies begin at 7.30 p.m. Free, 520-1337. On Wed., April 18: Western, directed by Manuel Poirier with Sergei Lopez and Sacha Bourdo.

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.


Learning

Classes at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Times and fees vary, call 444-7340. Beginning April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Photography. Sat., April 7, 6-8 p.m.: Spring Floral Arrangement. Beginning April 9, 6-8 p.m.: Introduction to the Internet. Sat., April 7, 8:30-3 p.m.: Adobe Deluxe. Also beginning in April: Forever Fit, Step Aerobics for Seniors, Line Dance and Tai Chi.

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 April 3-4: Integrated Plant Health Care. Call 636-8923.

Voluntary Simplicity Course at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. An 8 week discussion course focusing in reducing consumption, reducing expenses and lessening environmental impact. $15 book fee, 632-6189. Free orientation, Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m.

Gardening for Newcomers at Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 574-8058. Sat., April 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board holding public meetings at the Colorado Springs Police Department Gold Hills Division, 715 S. Nevada. Learn about environmental restoration projects on post. Free, 526-8001. Thurs., April 12, 6:30 pm.

Curiosity Unlimited Lectures on the second Friday of each month in the Brooks Room of the Library building at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Programs begin at 10 a.m., coffee at 9:30. Free parking in the visitor's lot, validation stickers provided at the meeting. Details, irene at 574-5156 or Jim, 633-0252. On April 13: "Mexican-U.S. History of the 19th Century" by history Prof. Christine Jeminez.

Chamber University, presented by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, offering classes in starting a business, marketing, e-commerce, leadership, seminars, financial and retirement planning, gaining Department of Defense contracts and more. Locations, times and fees vary. Call 575-4325 for details.


Literary Events

Peter Bowerman signing The Well-fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less at Barnes & Noble, 4300 N. Freeway, Pueblo. 719/542-0698. Wed., March 28, 5 p.m. Also at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate, Colorado Springs. 266-9960. Thurs. March 29, 7 p.m.

The Well-fed Writer Seminar, based on the best-selling book by Peter Bowerman, The Well-fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less. Learn how to make a living as a freelancer. At Amerisuites, exit 146 off I-25, onto Garden of the Gods Road, 262-9385. $139-$146. Enrollment information: www.wellfedwriter.com. Sat., March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 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.

First Sunday Book Group at First United Methodist Church, meeting in the hospitality center, 420 N. Nevada Ave., on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Free, 531-6315. On April 1: discussing Voltaire's Candide.

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.

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.

Lisa Fyffe signing The Mommie-Timer: Personal Organizer and Infant Development Guide for New Mothers, at Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free, 637-8282. Sat., April 7, 1-3 p.m.

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.

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.

Coffee House Night, featuring folk musician Stacey Hensley and readings by CU students, faculty and staff. Open mic. Free, 262-3450. In the Overlook cafeteria in the University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Thurs., April 12, 7-9 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.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Riccochet with Southern Comfort and Thunder Mountain at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $16, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Fri., March 30, 9 p.m.

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

Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell performing with the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6-$41, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., April 6-7, 8 p.m.

Uptown Twang Songwriter and Artist Series, at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate. Featuring The String Dudes, JW Warren, CD Woods, Jody Adams, Clay Jeffreys, Nick Moore, Shelly Rose, Kay DeLynn and Elaine Holt. Free, 266-9960. Portion of CDs sold will benefit Pikes Peak Hospice. Sat., April 7, noon to 3 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.

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.

George Winston, "rural folk piano player" at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., May 24, 8 p.m.

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

David Burgess performing as part of the Colorado Springs Guitar Society's 2001 Classical Guitar Concert Series at the Fine Arts Center, 20 W. Dale St. $10-$12, 634-5583. Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Featuring the Springs Contemporary Big Band and the Coroado High School Jazz Ensemble. Sun., April 8, 2-5 p.m.

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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

David Nelson Band with Shakedown Street at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). All-ages. Sat., March 31, 9 p.m.

Zebrahead plus Bif Naked at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Thurs., April 5, 8 p.m.

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

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.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Tues., May 1, 9 p.m.

Dick Dale with Big Back Yard at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sun., 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).

music announcements

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

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions for French horn, viola, cello and bass. Call 520-1893 for more.


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.

Ormao Dance Company premiering Janet Johnson's Native American inspired Smoke, Water, Wind, Fire in addition to works by Posy Knight, Carol Marion Ceniti and a second work by Johnson, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $13-$15, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., April 13-14, 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

Henry & Greta, a modern day Hansel and Gretel rock opera performed by the Colorado Springs Conservatory in the Wasson High School Auditorium. $5-$10, 577-4556. Fri., April 6, 8 p.m.

Theater

Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35; discounts available. 471-PLAY (7529). Cocktails and musical entertainment at 6 p.m., gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through March.

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.

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

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.

The Music Man performed by the Mitchell High School Fine Arts Department in the Mitchell Auditorium, 1205 Potter Dr. $5-$7, 328-6684. Thurs.-Sat., April 5-7, 7:30 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.

Expert Opinion, a radio play from the 1930s. An executive claims insanity in order to cover his shady business dealings. Performed by KCME Radio Theater, 88.7 FM. Thurs., April 12, 8 p.m.

Come for Dinner... Stay for Death, a dinner murder mystery at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Dinner and show only, $35. Overnight packages start at $99 per couple. Reservations, 473-4413. Fri., April 13, 6:30 p.m.

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

Manitou Murders at Blue Skies Inn and Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn in which guests play the role of murder suspects for a weekend. Jan. 26-27. Call 685-3899 or 685-1920 for package prices. Fri.-Sat., April 20-21.

Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park performed by the Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. $10-$12, 687-5284. Fri.-Sat., April 20-21 and 27-28, 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 22 and 29, 2 p.m.

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.

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

Star Bar Players holding auditions for Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams, at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Roles for 5 women ages 20-60 and 3 men ages 20-50 available. Production dates are May 18-June 3. Call 719/389-1337. Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Recreation

Full Moon Hike along the Santa Fe Trail. Free. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area off County Line Raod and Hwy. 105. Reservations required, 520-6387. Fri., April 6, 7:30-9 p.m.

Free Fly Fishing workshops at Angler's Covey, 917 W. Colorado Ave. 471-2984. Saturdays, 10 a.m. On March 31: Fly Fishing Safety. On April 7: Tying Stillwater Fly Patterns.

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.


Spectator Sports

Bud Light Professional Bull Riders Cup Tour at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $11-$76, 4772121 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

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.

Brain Bowl Trivia Contest at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Categories include sports, science, pop culture, history and the arts. For entry information call 481-0475. Sat., April 7, 10 a.m.

Full Moon Ritual hosted by Earth Spirit Pagans in the cafeteria at North Middle School, 612 E. Yampa St. Use front entrance. Please bring a refreshment to share. $1 suggested donation, 1-800-731-2650. Sat., April 7, 6:30- 9 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.

A Woman's Seeds of New Life, a gathering for women to share their experiences, hopes and spiritual journey in their time of rebirth and renewal. At Stone Haven at Mt. St. Francis, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Free. Registration, 594-6050. Sun., April 8, 2-4 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

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., March 31, 1-2 p.m., Snakes of the Pikes Peak Region. On Sat., April 7, 10-1:30 a.m.: Children's Corner: Musical Messages of Birds. On Sat., April 7, 1-3 p.m.: Geology Hike in Section 16.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Thurs., March 29, 4-5:30 p.m., After-School Adventures: Track Art. On Sat., March 31, 10-11 a.m., Colorado Cats. On Sat., April 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m." 8th annual Heron Homecoming. On Wed., April 11, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Nature Adventures: Sprouts in the Greenhouse. at., April 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Natural Egg Dying.

Pikes Peak 'N'Gineers Model Railroad Open House at the Green Crest Business Center, 3645 Jeannine Dr., Suite 108. Features NTRAK modular standard layout. Free. For details visit wwww.ppng.org or call Charles at 488-9318. Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring Child Care Fair sponsored by the Pikes Peak Child Chare Association at Chapel Hills Mall. Features over a dozen-child care facilities including Head Start and Montessori, registration booths for summer activities, computers and educational software, child-care employment opportunities, educational toys and more. Free, 635-8803. Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Cuillin with Shaking Tree and Big Paddy at the Fox Theater, Bpulder. $8.50-$10.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Thurs., April 5, 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. All-Ages. Sun., April 8, 7 p.m.

The Battlefield Band with Siucra at Swallow Hill, E. 77 Yale Ave., Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Thurs., April 12, 7:30 p.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.

Dave van Ronk at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $14-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., April 13, 8 p.m.

Fais Do-Do with Colorado Cajun Dance Band and The Nouveau Zydeco Honkies at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. 8 p.m. dance lesson, 9 p.m. fais do-do. $10-$12, 303/777-1003. Sat., April 14.

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.

Robin and Linda Williams at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., April 20, 8 p.m.

Paco de Lucia performing his legendary Flamenco guitar music at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver. $24-$34, 520-9090. Tues., April 24, 7:30 p.m.

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

Roots of the Blues weekend featuring Del Ray on Fri., April 27 and John Jackson, Grand gentleman of the blues on Sat., April 28. At Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. $22-$25 single show, $38-$45 for weekend pass. 303/777-1003.

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

Ray Wylie Hubbard, the "original cowboy twinkie" at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $14-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., May 4, 8 p.m.

Grubstake at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., May 5, 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.

John Gorka with Alice Peacock at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., May 18 , 8 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. I Desire to go to School: Photographs from the China Hope Project, through May 27. Opening reception: Thurs., April 5, 7-9 p.m.

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.

Carol Mier Fashion, 754 Santa Fe, Denver. 303/446-0117. Thurs.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Conversations with Paint and Metal, artwork by Barbara resch and Edie Nelson. Opening reception: Fri., April 6, 6-9 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. 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. Many more exhibitions, for details visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

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

Colorado Composers, performed by the Creative Music Works jazz orchestra, at the Houston Fine Arts Center, Denver. $10-$15, 303/759-1797. Sat., April 7, 8 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

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.

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

The Writer's Road Trip, seven writing seminars for novice through professional writers at 1523 Logan St. in Denver. Hosted by the Denver Women's Press Club. $25-$30 each. Topics include fiction and non-fiction, magazine writing, working with agents and publishers, corporate freelancing, and more. Visit

www.denverwomenspressclub.org or call 303/839-1519. Saturdays, March 31-May 5

Alan Furst reading from and signing Kingdom of Shadows at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Mon., April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Dave Eggers reading from and signing the expanded paperback edition of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. 303/322-1965. Wed., April 4, 7:30 p.m.

Annie Proulx receiving the 2001 Evil Companions Literary Award at a gala event in her honor at the Oxford Hotel, Denver. Proulx will speak and sign books. $45 each or $80 per couple, includes a year-long subscription to Colorado Review. 970/491-5449. Thurs., April 5, 6 p.m.

Diane Mott Davidson reading from and signing Sticks & Stones at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Jonathan Kozol discussing and signing Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free, 303/322-1965. Fri., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado poet Douglas Lawder reading from and signing Binoculars at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free, 303/322-1965. Mon., April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Deepak Chopra discussing and signing How To Know God: The Soul's Journey Into the Mystery of Mysteries at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. 303/322-1965. Tues., April 10, 7:30 p.m.

Francine Prose reading from and signing Blue Angel at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Mon., April 16, 7:30 p.m.

James Patterson, best-selling author of the Alex Cross series, reading from and signing First to Die at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. 303/322-1965. Tues., April 17, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones at Lions Lair, 2205 E. Colfax, Denver. 800/965-4827. Thurs., April 5.

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.

The Porterhouse Quintet at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., Boulder. Free, 303/546-0886. 21+. Sun., April 1, 10 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.

The Realms Ensemble at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., Boulder. Free, 303/546-0886. 21+. Sun., April 15, 10 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.

M.O.P. with Smut Peddlers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.25, 303/443-3399. 18+. Wed., April 18, 8 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.

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.

Ross Martin & Friends at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., Boulder. Free, 303/546-0886. 21+. Sun., April 22, 10 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.

Papa Yah at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., Boulder. Free, 303/546-0886. 21+. Sun., April 29, 10 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 at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., May 1, 8 p.m.

Kenny Wayne Shepard at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., May 2, 8 p.m.

Giant People with Carlos Washington at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $6.25-$7>50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., May 3, 9 p.m.

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

Lost at Last at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., May 5, 9 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.

Kaboom featuring DJ Chonz & Sabatage at the Foxt Theater, Boulder. $6.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., May 10, 10 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.

The Big Wu at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., May 12, 9 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.

Ozzfest 2001 featuring Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Crazy Town and 12 other bands at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $40.25-$55.25, 520-9090. Fri., June 22.

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 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.

Royal Gorge Bridge Easter Sunrise Service, officiated by Pastor Don Farr and featuring bagpipes by Pipe Major Sam Swancutt of the Pikes Peak Highlanders. Free, non-perishable food donations encouraged. At the Royal Gorge Park, 12 miles west of Cañon City on Hwy. 50. Call 888/333-5597 for details. Sun., April 15, 6 a.m.

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

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 March 31: Inna Beginning.

Home Show performed by First Strike Theater at the Mercury Caf, 2199 California St., Denver. $10, 303/986-1773. Sat., March 31, 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.

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 show, Tues., April 3. Runs Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., through April 14.

Neil Simon's Sweet Charity at the Arvada Center, Denver. Tues.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Wed., 1 p.m. April 10-May 6.

Brecht on Brecht at Germinal Stage Denver, 2450 W. 44th Ave. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., April 6-May 6.

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.

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