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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Nature's Light Photography, by Debbie Yarra, through May 13. Also, Acoustic Comic Mural by Greg Freeland, ongoing.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring hand-colored infrared photographs of Europe and Colorado by Deborah Christian, through May 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 Nature's Fantasy, clay art by Arlene Wood, through May.

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.

Borders Books and Music, Chapel Hills Mall, 266-1600. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m to 11 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Portraits of Sorts, works by Sarah Asleson & Elizabeth Szabo, through May 31.

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 Saints, a group show featuring the works of 15 local artists, through May 20.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Symbolists, through June 2. Also, Poetic License, the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Exhibit of art inspired by lines of published poetry, through June 1.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring sculpture by Randall May and Eddy Shorty, oil paintings by Louis Stephenson and watercolors by Lorraine Danzo.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by Wallace Conway, Nadine Partridge, Jude Silva and Table Rock Trading Co., plus children's art from the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration and Harrison School District, through June.

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at USBancorp Piper Jaffray, 25 N. Cascade Ave., 630-1611. Featuring painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media juried by Jeanne Kemper, through June 10.

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. The Lyrical Line: Edgar Britton's Passion for the Human Figure, through May 13. Landscape as Memory: A Wayne Higby Retrospective, through May 27. A.G. Edwards Collection of Photography, through June 3.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the Natural Archives, through June 24.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Defining Self, new works by 3-D artist Lisa Chicoyne, through May 29.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Catch & Release, prints by Ramona Lapsely, through July 5.

John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8407. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring works on paper by Edward Sajbel and Robert Hench, professors emeritus from USC, through May.

Fountain Valley School Art Barn, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road in Security. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call first: 391-5244 or 390-7035. Featuring a solo exhibition by Rodney Wood, including new sculpture and printmaking, and a retrospective, through May 15.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by 35 local artists, through May 16.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. The Student Art Exhibition 2001, through May 18.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Visions In Glass, works by White Elk, through May 31.

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.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring pottery by Manny. Though May.

Los Robles Nursery and LoRo Caf, 917 W. Costilla, 636-3258. Featuring Coulers, Luminist oil paintings by Bill Duryea. Also, Spring Visions, broze and terra cotta sculpture by Marica Hefti on the nursery grounds.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring spring exhibition of new work by Nancy Baldrica, through May 31.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Ted Engelmann and Sen Thi Nguyen Photo Exhibit, powerful pictures of Vietnam, through June 1.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. 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 An Exquisite Corpse, eight local artists' take on the surrealist chain game of the same name, through June 28.

River Rock Gallery, 16 Colbrunn Court, north of Colorado Ave. between 24th and 25th Streets. Wed.-Sat., 10:30 to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring painting, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture by over 30 artists.

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 Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists, through May 12. The Pots & Planters Sale, featuring functional works by local artists, Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, 100 Ways to Have Fun, in Buell Children's Theater, through May 31. Summer exhibition theme: Customized & Converted: The Art of the Automobile. Featuring Low 'N' Slow: The Art of the Low Rider, in Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 11. Resurrected: The VW Series, in the Regional Gallery, May 12 through Aug. 18. Speedster Bodies: Celebrating the Hot Rod, through Aug. 4. Full Service: A Closer Look at the Filling Station, in the 3rd floor Foyer Gallery, May 12 through Aug. 18. Car Toons: The Art of Automobile Cartooning, in the 2nd floor Foyer Gallery, May 12 through Aug. 18. Converted: Art Inspired by Car Culture, in the White Gallery, May 26 through Aug. 25.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Inside/Outside, installations art by UCCS students. Show runs through May 30. Featuring the Hessman Trades Residential Straw Bale Student Architectural Competition, showcasing the best in straw bale home design, through May. Awards ceremony: Sat., May 19, 7 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.

Velez Gallery Ltd; 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring indigenous art of the Americas and basketry by the Wounann people of the Panamanian rainforest.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Runs indefinitely.


call for entries

Bowling for Art II, a raucous fundraiser for the Business of Art Center at Bear Creek Lanes, 1232 S. 8Th St. Call 685-1861 for entry and pledge information. Sat., May 12, 7-11 p.m.

Downtown Art Project seeking 3-D 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.

Bridge Gallery seeking entries for a rubber stamp show honoring the late artist Edwin Gollick Golokoff, June 22 through July 8. $5 for three entries. For details send a SASE to Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903 or visit

www.geocities.com.bridgegallery. Deadline: June 9.

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.


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announcements

Blanket Making Day sponsored by Project Linus and the International Foundation of Hope. They will be making blankets for children who are seriously ill or experiencing trauma in their lives -- currently IFHope is giving aid to Afghanistani refugee camps -- and need your help. At the Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Call 481-0439 for more. Sat., May 12, 9 a.m.

Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd., collecting near-new, collectable and other saleable items of all sizes, such as boats, art, tools, etc., for its spring fundraising auction, May 19. Funds benefit the YOC and the 33 youth organizations that use its facilities. To donate, call 633-9660.

Rocky Mountain Moms Club holding its fourth annual Garage and Bake Sale at 680 W. Garden of the Gods (just west of light at Chestnut). RMMC will be joined by Mothers and More, for a total of more than 30 families. Sat., May 19, 8:30 to 1 p.m.

PrideFest organizers seeking entertainment for this year's PrideFest, Sun., Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Acacia Park. Please send tapes to PrideFest 2001, P.O. Box 607, Colorado Springs, 80901. Also holding a poster contest for the event with a Mardi Gras theme. Call 471-4429 for more.

clubs & organizations

Colorado CURE (Citizens United for Reform of Prisons)holding a monthly general meeting at Com Cor Offices, 3615 Roberts Road, east entrance. Featuring remarks by Colorado Parole Board member, Curtis Devin. Free. For further information call Elena at 473 4089. Fri., May 11.

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society meeting at the Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Topic: Topaz of Pikes Peak. Free. Details, Ruth Cook 632-9686. Thurs., May 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Democratic Club Dinner Meeting at Bambino's Pizzeria, 2849 E. Platte Avenue, featuring Dr. Norm Ridder, Superintendent of the District 11 school system. RSVP to The Democratic Club President, Mark Entrekin, 548-8798 by Wed., May 16. Thurs., May 17, 6-8 p.m.

health & healing

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Thurs., May 10 and Wed., May 16, 6 p.m.: Breast-feeding Basics. On Tues., May 15, 7 p.m.: "In Search of the Stork," fertility discussion with Paul D. Magarelli, M.D. On Thurs., May 17, 6:30 p.m.: Baby Life, health care and home safety. On Mon., May 21, 7 p.m.: Cervical cancer and Pap testing discussion. On Tues., May 29, 7 p.m.: Gourmet Cooking for Diabetics.

Getting Started, a workshop on dementia for family caregivers, professionals and friends of persons with Alzheimer's and related memory disorders. Featuring discussions on legal and financial issues, activities at home and away, behavior and communication challenges and community resources. At First Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall, 1515 N. Cascade. $20-$25, includes lunch, refreshments and all materials. Registration, 266-8773. Fri., May 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

senior programs & activities

Positive Mental Health: Keeping the Spirits Up, presented by Dan Segal, Ph. D., director of the CU Aging Center, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. Reservations, 385-5933. Thurs., May 10, 1-2 p.m.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Thurs., May 10, 10-11:30 a.m.: Mobility Health Assistance: A Key to Maintaining Independence. On Wed., May 16, 1-2 p.m.: Osteoporosis, the Quiet Disease. On Fri., May 18, 1-2:30 p.m.: The Aging Mind, Our Three-Pound Universe.

Honoring the Ages, an awards ceremony recognizing positive efforts on behalf of older adults in the Pikes Peak region, presented by the Senior Resource Council, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features live music by the Colorado Springs Conservatory and refreshments. Free, 385-5933. Tues., May 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Springs Style: Fashion and Fun, a fashion show of near-new outfits and benefit for Operation School Bell, a program that provides kids with new school clothes. Clothing will be on sale at great prices at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Fri., May 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. Featuring "The Near Eastside: A Walk," Tues., May 8, 10 a.m. to noon. "Synapse: Looking Within," Tuesdays, May 8-22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. "Feng Shui," Wednesdays, May 9-23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. "Introduction to Storytelling," Thurs., May 10, 10 a.m. to noon. "Speak Up! Speak Easy!" Fridays, May 11-25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. "Noel Coward," Mon., May 14 and 21, 1-4 p.m.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. 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

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is seeking professional and dedicated volunteers to work with victims of domestic violence. All training provided -- only qualification is that you must have kindness in your heart. Next training begins May 31. Call Doreen at 633-1462 for information and applications.

The Children's Literacy Center seeks volunteers ages 16 or older (13-15 with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading to first, second and third graders who need a little extra help to achieve success. Spend two hours per week for six weeks, training provided. Details, 471-8672.

El Paso County Health Department seeking bilingual volunteer receptionists to make visits less stressful for Spanish-speaking clients. If you speak Spanish and enjoy working with a friendly team, call Karen Weber at 578-3278 or email

karenweber@elpasoco.com.

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.


Film & Video

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Movies begin at 7.30 p.m. Free, 520-1337. On Wed., May 16: Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim) directed by Franois Truffaut with Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. May 29: Inn of Sixth Happiness. June 5: The Great Escape.

The Third Man, an starring Orsen Welles, being shown on the big screen at the May meeting of the Colorado Springs Film Society at Vanguard Church in the old Academy Station 6 theater, SW corner of Academy and Austin Bluffs. Free, 389-0039. Mon., May 21, 7 p.m.


Learning

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 May 11: "A Bit on Chaucer" by English Prof. Tom Napeirkowski, at the Spring Luncheon at Antonio's Italian Restaurant.

Gardening Classes at Hillside Gardens and Nursery, 1006 S. Institute. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Call 520-9463 for details. On May 12: Butterfly Gardens. On May 19: Hummingbird Gardens.

The Hispanic Influence and Historical Archaeology of Southeastern Colorado, a lecture and slide show by Richard Carillo, presented by the Anthropology Club at UCCS, in the Science Building auditorium, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. $4 for the general public. Tues., May 15, 6-9 p.m.

Historic Southeastern Colorado and its History and Archaeology, a slide presentation and lecture by Richard Carillo in the Science Building auditorium at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $2-$4, 592-9780 or 636-3033. Tues., May 15, 6-9 p.m.

Poisonous Plants Inside and Out, on which plants in your environment are dangerous to pets and children and the different ways they can affect you. At the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Reservations required, 578-7088. Thurs., May 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Open Houses at 2855 Mesa Road, www.csu.org/xeri, 448-4555. On Sat., May 19, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On May 19, "mini-seminars" will be offered on: basic irrigation concepts at 10 a.m.; pros and cons of turf varieties at 11 a.m.; choosing perennials for a sequence of seasonal color at noon; composting your yard waste at 1 p.m.; and pruning at 2:30 p.m. No registration required.

Wildflowers of Southern Colorado, an evening nature talk with Dr. Neal Osborn at Mountain Park Environmental Center, at the Pueblo Mountain Park in Beulah. Free. Reservations required, 719/485-4444. Fri., May 18, 7 p.m.

Blacksmithing Workshop for novices age 18 and up with ranch blacksmith Andy Morris at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $150 includes materials and lunch. RSVP to 578-6777 by May 12. Two separate all-day workshops, Sat. and Sun., May 19-20, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Literary Events

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol on Thurs., May 10, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Spiritual Gateways book discussion class meeting on the second Saturday of the month in the reading room at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. For information call Linda or Kery at 495-1096. Next meeting: May 12.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry open mike, the longest running series in Colorado Springs, at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimmaron. Readers and listeners are welcome. Free. Call 447-9039 for more information. Tues., May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Romance Writers hosting a reception for the booksellers in our area at The Hearthstone Inn, 506 North Cascade in lieu of their monthly meeting. For ticket information, contact Angel Smits at 598-1668. Sun., May 20, 2-4 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 June 1, the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Poetry West Workshops, held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, usually in Colorado College's Worner Center, 389-6607. Free. On May 16-20: The Baca Retreat at the Baca campus in the San Luis Valley. Call 632-4374.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Group discussing veetarian related books on the third Friday of every month at 7 p.m. the East Library meeting room, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. For details or book listing, call Denise at 282-8812. Next meeting: May 18.

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 May 22: Confucius Lives Next Door by Thomas Reid.

acoustic, folk & country

Peter Mayer with Malcolm Lucard in a house concert sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $8. Reservations required, 389-0719 or email

rgordon@pcisys.net. Thurs., May 10, 7 p.m.

Peace and Justice Coffee House featuring harpist Joanne Robinson at the historic fire house, 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Thurs., May 17, 7-9 p.m.

Mountain Acoustic Music Association presents Dan Kirchner and his band Mirage at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Smooth Jaspers, Patti Best and Nick Moorw with Jody Adams open. $3; under 18, free. Call 687-9483 or 687-1229 for more. Sun., May 20, 6 p.m.

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.

classical

Colorado Springs Youth Association Spring Finale Concert featuring over 400 musicians from the Pikes Peak region at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $4-$6, 633-3901. Sun., May 13, 3-5 p.m.

Salute to Spring, a Classical Masterworks concert by the Colorado Springs Symphony conducted by Lawrence Leighton Smith with violinist Michael Hanson. Fri.-Sat., May 18-19, ### p.m. Sun., May 20, ### p.m.

Celebration Dinner Concert featuring Kenneth Law, principle cellist of the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic, on the violoncello; Colorado Springs Symphony Concertmaster Micheal Hanson and viola player Catherine Hanson. At the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $35, benefits the Pikes Peak Library District's African-American Historical and Cultural Endowment Fund. RSVP by May 25. 593-8400. Fri., June 1, 6:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Fiesta de Mayo, Brazilian jazz and swing by the Colorado College Jazz Ensemble directed by Richard Inouye in Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $5-$7. Featuring the ######. Sun., May 13, 2-5 p.m.

Queen City Jazz Band with vocalist Wende Harston and trombonist Bill Allred at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada ave. $5-$15, 632-8719. Fri., May 18, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

Westmont College Choir & Chamber Singers at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5265 N. Union Blvd. Free, 598-4397. Fri., May 11, 7:30 p.m.

Room 46, Colorado College's award-winning a cappella group performing music from the 1950s to today in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., May 11-12, 7:30 p.m.

The Little London Winds performing the last of their winter concert series at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free and open to the public. Sun., May 20, 3 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Insane Clown Posse at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Tesla at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $26, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Thurs., May 10, 9 p.m.

Monster Magnet at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800/965-4827. Wed., May 16, 8 p.m.

Ja' Rule with Trick Daddy at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Tickets sold for the cancelled Ludacris/Ja' Rule show will be honored. $26-$32. 578-6652. Fri., May 18, 8 p.m.

Saffire -- the Uppity Blues Women performing at a benefit for the Women's Resource Agency at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $35, 634-5583. Tues., May 22, 8 p.m.

Savoy Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., May 25, 9 p.m.

Kottonmouth Kings at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Thurs., May 31, 9 p.m.

Evan & Jaron at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., June 6, 8 p.m.

Guitars & Saxes at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $34, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Wed., May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Jonatha Brooke at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $17.50, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., June 8, 9 p.m.

Styleistic Productions presents DJ BabyAnne, DJ Mea, Groovgurl and DJ Kerri at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 24, 9 p.m.

music announcements

###Colorado Springs Recorder Society presenting Connie Primus speaking on the topic of German composers in Colorado College's Packard Hall, Room 21. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., Jan. 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 473-0714 for more information.

Dance

Tunjung Sari, Balinese dance and gamelan music directed by I Made Lasmawan in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., May 13, 3 p.m.

Stomp, the international percussion sensation as part of the Broadway Nights Series, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$37.50, 520-SHOW. Tues.-Fri., June 12-15, 8 p.m. Sat., June 16, 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sun., June 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Theater

Anton Chekov's Three Sisters performed by the Colorado College Drama and Dance Department in Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., May 10-12, 8 p.m.

Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the Wasson High Performing Arts Dep't. In the Wasson Auditorium, 2115 Afton Way. $5-$6. Reservations, 328-2029. Thurs.-Sat., May 10-12, 7:30 p.m.

Grease by the Repertory Theater Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through May 20.

Forever Plaid, a 1950s musical comedy at the Butte Opera House, Cripple Creek. Tickets: $20, available at the Fine Arts Center Box office, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., May 11-12 and 18-19, 8 p.m. Also at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., on Fri.-Sat., June 29-30 and July 6-7, 8 p.m.; tickets range from $20-$25; call 634-5583.

Edward Albee's The Zoo Story by the Tri Lakes Theatre Group at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2, 8 p.m. Sat., June 9, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., June 15-16, 8 p.m.

Night Must Fall by Emyln Williams, performed by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, corner of Kiowa and Weber streets, Colorado Springs. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., May 25-26, June 1-2 and June 8-9, 8 p.m. Sun., June 10, 2 p.m.

Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, performed by the Tri-Lake Theater Group at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. June 1-16.

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

announcements

Fine Arts Center PlayFactory, children's theater production of the FAC Repertory Theatre Company, performed live in parks from June 11-July 5, seeking performers. Appointments, 634-5583. Fri., May 11.

Youth Repertory Theater Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale, holding auditions for kids age 12-18 for the Youth Repertory Theater Workshop, a 3-week class beginning on July 9 and culminating in a full-stage production, July 27-29. Cost: $225. Appointments, 634-5583. Sat., May 19.

Tri Lakes Theatre Group holding auditions at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. For The Power Plays (paid positions available), call 447-1646. For A Portrait of Choice, call 520-9346. Sat., May 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Upstart Performing Ensemble seeking an African-American actor to play Martin Luther King in an early June production of The Meeting. Call 636-5089 for details.

Colorado Youth Theater holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz. Also seeking an African-American male for The Cay. Adult actors and teachers needed for paid positions in dinner shows and summer day camps. Call 328-0206 for information or for details on enrollment in summer acting classes.


Recreation

Free Fly-fishing workshops at Angler's Covey, 917 W. Colorado Ave. 471-2984. Saturdays, 10 a.m. On May 12: A Woman's Perspective on Fly-fishing. On May 19: Fly-fishing High Mountain Lakes.

Rainbow Bridge Navajo Hike. Hike to the pristine natural rock bridge with members of the Atene family, experienced Native American teachers and guides who have been featured in National Geographic and Outside. Learn natural and cultural history of the beautiful Utah canyon country. Four-day trip begins in Moab at the Canyonlands Field Institute. $750, $100 tax deductible. Details, 800/860-5262. May 10-14.

Piney Sunset Hike with a naturalist for a 4-mile hike through the tall pines of Fox Run Regional Park. Meet at Rollercoaster Road trailhead. Reservations, 520-6745. Fri., May 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Bloomin' Bike Ride at Fountain Creek Regional Trail. Meet at the Duckwood Road trailhead. Bring your bike, helmet and water. Reservations required, 520-6745. Sat., May 26, 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Raod, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Salt Lake Stingers: Thurs.-Fri., May 10-11, 7:05 p.m. Against Omaha Golden Spikes: Sat., May 12, 7:05 p.m.; Sun., May 13, 1:35 p.m.; Mon.-Tues., May 14-15, 7:05 p.m.

Monster Truck Challenge at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Fri.-Sun., May 18-20.

Jelly Belly 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Race at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Road. Call the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at 597-3344 for more. Sun., May 20. Gates at 8 a.m., race at 1 p.m.


Special Events

Clay Jenkinson, distinguished humanities scholar and host of NPR's The Thomas Jefferson Hour, speaking on "The Landscape of the Improbable: the Changing West" at the anniversary luncheon of Cheyenne Mountain KIVA. At the DoubleTree World Arena Hotel, I-25 and Circle Dr. For details and registration call 632-7000. Thurs., May 10.

Paws in the Park 2001, presented by Dreampower Animal Rescue at Bear Creek Park West. Featuring dog walks, pet parades, games for dogs and their people, demonstrations, contests, pet adoption fair and much more. Free. Register to bring your dog by calling 390-7838. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Manitou Springs Garden Club Plant Sale at Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Featuring perennials, shrubs, vines, herbs, groundcovers and annuals grown locally by club members to compliment difficult local growing conditions. CSU Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Proceeds are used for education and community gardening programs. Sat., May 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birth Mother's Recognition Day, in honor of the life and love birth mothers have given their children, in Pavilion #4 at Bear Creek Park. Kids invited. Nearby playground available. For details, call Diane, 578-1222 Ext. 10. Sat., May 12.

Blanket Making Day sponsored by Project Linus and the International Foundation of Hope. They will be making blankets for children who are seriously ill or experiencing trauma in their lives -- currently IFHope is giving aid to Afghanistani refugee camps -- and need your help. At the Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Call 481-0439 for more. Sat., May 12, 9 a.m.

Human Race Against the Arms Race a 5K fun run/march/street theatre event followed by a Peace Fair with music, speakers, food, and activist information at Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission and Citizens for Peace in Space. For registration or more information visit www.pikespeakjusticeandpeace.org/race.html or call Shea at 632-6189. Sun., May 13, 1p.m.

Non-Profit Leadership Conference featuring all-day workshops and lectures on leadership, fund development, management, marketing and volunteer management at the DoubleTree Hotel and the Penrose House. $475 for all three days, Registration for keynote dinner or breakfast sessions only available. Call 575-4341 or click

www.chambernonprofitpartnership.org. Mon.-Wed., May 14-16.

The Cheese Tasting with David Kaufman, owner of The Truffle in Denver. Includes wine. At Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Reservations, 473-4900. Tues., May 15.

Barolo Tasting and Dinner at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring the best wines from traditional and new-style producers and a five-course Northern Italian meal. Reservations, 473-4900. Wed., May 16.

Spring Planting Party at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. They'll about organic, low-water use, and weed-free growing techniques and plant areas their community garden. Sat., May 19, 3 p.m.

In Their Honor Fly-In, an airshow celebrating Armed Forces Weekend at the old Colorado Springs Airport, at the end of Airport Road. Dozens of WWII airplanes, modern fighter planes, helicopters and 20 exotic aircraft will be on display. Come talk with their pilots! $2-$3. Sat.-Sun., May 19-20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Steele Elementary School celebrating its 100 year with a homecoming block party at the school, 1720 N. Weber Street, 328-4700. Potluck dinner, games from the last century, and more. Call 328-4737. Sat., May 19, 4-8 p.m.

Earth Spirit Pagans Community Potlucks in the Grove at Monument Valley Park on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Bring a dish or refreshments to share. Details, 800/731-2650. Next potluck: May 20.

Taste of the Nation 2001: A Feast for Fulfillment at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Features cuisine prepared by 30 of the region's finest chefs to benefit Care & Share, the Second Harvest Food Bank and to raise awareness of those in need. $60, 389-0973. Sun., May 20, 5:30 p.m.

Colorado College Commencement featuring keynote speech by Colorado Attorney general Ken Salazar, 1977 CC graduate. On Armstrong Quad, just north of Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cahe La Poudre. In case of bad weather, may be held at the World Arena. Listen to KRCC 91.5 FM Monday morning. Free, 389-6265. Mon., May 21, 8:30 a.m.

25th annual Territory Days Street Festival between 24th and 27th streets on Colorado Avenue. Features food vendors, crafters, artisans, and entertainers; on Mon., May 28, Tiny Barge and the Big Chill will perform in Bancroft Park at 1 p.m. Bus rides available beginning at 9:45 each day from Coronado High School and Memorial Park's Sports Center; $1 roundtrip. Call 475-0955. Sat.-Sun., May 26-27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., May 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Youth & Family Events

Make Like an Ant and Find Your Own Fossil, a fossil-hunting program at the Western Museum of Mining and History, 125 Gleneagle Dr. Find fossils the way harvester ants do, and keep anything you find. For details, call Ruth Cook at 632-9686. Sat., May 12, 1-4 p.m.

Hummingbird Festival welcoming the birds back from the south at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Rd. Featured children's activities, face painting, food, a plant sale, climbing wall, speakers and much more. Free, 578-6146. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Spring Festival featuring Jim Jackson, at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Free, hands-on event for children ages 3 to 11. Call 444-7340 for more. Sat., May 12, 1-4 p.m.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., May 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: 25th annual Spring Hike (no reservations required). On Sat., May 26, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. "Spring Showers Bring May Flowers" Hike.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Wed., May 9, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.; also Thurs., May 10, 4-5:30 p.m.: Bird Watching for Kids. On Sat., May 12, 7-11 a.m.: Spring Bird Count. On Sat., May 19, 9-10:30 p.m.: Sights & Sounds of Spring. On Wed., May 30, 10-11:15 and 1:30-2:45 p.m.; also on Thurs., May 31, 4-5:30 p.m.: Wetlands Are Wild.

The Jungle Book performed by the Pine Creek High School Drama department at the Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. 531-6333. Wed., May 16, 11-11:45 a.m.

Harry Potter Party featuring Inspector Magic, face painting, crafts, food, trivia contest and owls from the Raptor Center of Pueblo at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. (in Bally Plaza). Free, 597-7070. Sat., May 19, 2-4 p.m.

Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Leo Kottke at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Thurs., June 14, 7 p.m.

Emmylou Harris at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $37-$40, 800/965-4827. Wed., June 20, 7 p.m.

Steven Halpern and Jonathan Goldman at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., June 21, 8 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen's Texas Uprising featuring Junior Brown, Iris Dement, Todd Snider, and Stacey Earle at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $27.50-$30, 520-9090. Sat., June 23, 6:30 p.m.

Willie Nelson with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Altan at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.

Beausoleil at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 27, 7 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Scott Cossu, jazz pianist, at the Salida Steam Plant, Salida. $10, 719/942-3725. Sat., May 12, 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 four days of live music. On Thurs., June 21: Salsa and Swing dance party featuring Squirrel Nut Zippers, 6 p.m. Afro-Cuban All-Stars, 8 p.m. General admission, $30. On Fri., June 22: Barbaritto Torres of the Buena Vista Social Club, 6 p.m. Diana Krall, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Sat., June 23: Liquid Soul, 3 p.m. Delbert McClinton, 5 p.m. Patti LaBelle, 7:30 p.m. $20-$75. On Sun., June 24: Blind Boys of Alabam, 3 p.m. Susan Tedeschi, 5 p.m. Jonny Lang, 7:30 p.m. $20-$75. Ticket info, 520-9090. General info, 970/920-4996 or

www.jazzaspen.com.

JVC Winter Park Jazz Festival featuring Guitars & Saxes, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Eubanks and the Hazel Miller Band on Saturday; W.A.R., Kirk Whalum & Wayman Tisdale, Deep Banana Blackout, Yellowjackets and Dotsero on Sunday. $32.50-$37.50 GA, $55-$65 two-day pass. VIP tickets available. 520-9090. July 14-15.

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$24, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Kol Simcha, jazz with a touch of Klezmer at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$22, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Mangione 25th Anniversary Concert at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$28, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

comedy

A.C.E. Comedy: A Festival for the Senses at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder. $8-$12, 303/443-2122. Fridays and Saturdays, May 11-19, 8 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.

film

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movies roll at 9 p.m. On Tues., June 12: Chris Daniels and the Kings and Forrest Gump. On Mon., June 18, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Citizen Kane. On Tues., June 26: Emilio Emilio and Mission Impossible II.

opera

Orpheus and Eurydice by Opera Colorado at Boettcher Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. $17-$125, 303/893-4100. Through May 13.

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.

Recreation

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sat., May 12, 8:30 p.m.: A Morning in May Hike. On Sat., May 19, 9 a.m.: Wildflower Hike. On Sat., May 27, 1 p.m.: Birding Hike.

rock, pop & blues

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

Offspring at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $30.50-$33.25, 520-9090. Fri., May 11, 5 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 with Shanti Groove at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., May 12, 9 p.m.

G. Love & Special Sauce with Dispatch at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $20-$22, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., May 12, 8 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.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with The Wallflowers at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $47.50, 520-9090. Tues., May 15, 7:30 p.m. Second show added! Wed., May 16, 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.

Hothouse Flowers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., May 17, 9 p.m.

The Mother Hips at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50-$7.50, 303/447-0095. Fri., May 18, 9 p.m.

Hazel Miller Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., May 19, 9 p.m.

The Weakerthans with Dashboard Confessional at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Mon., May 21, 7 p.m.

Nebula with The Superbees and Hesh Plus at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Tues., May 22, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Donny Osmond at the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. $25-$50, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., May 22-23, 8 p.m.

The Dusty 45's at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $4, 303/322-2308. Wed., May 23, 8 p.m.

David Byrne at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., May 24, 8 p.m.

Cappadonna with Remedy at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 18+. Sun., May 27, 9 p.m.

Robert Walter's 20th Congress with The East Colfax All-Stars at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Wed., May 30, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band at Fiddler's Green, Denver. $31.50-$59.50, 520-9090. Thurs., May 31, 7:30pm

JAKA with Being Lara Makovich at Tulagi, Boulder. $5, 303/447-0095. Fri., June 1, 9 p.m.

The Theory of Everything featuring Robert Walter, Michael Kang, Dave Watts, Tye North and Ross Martin at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., June 1.

Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., June 2, 9 p.m.

Levon Helm & the Barnburners at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., June 6, 9 p.m.

Sherefe & the Habibis at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., June 7, 8 p.m.

Built to Spill at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., June 8, 8 p.m.

Lake Trout at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50-$11.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., June 9, 9 p.m.

Stabbing Wesward with Apex Theory at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Tues., June 12, 8 p.m.

Coldplay with Grandaddy at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $20, 520-9090. 16+. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

Druha Trava at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.

The Mermen with Maraca Five-O at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Sat., June 16, 8 p.m.

Sally Taylor Band at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Sat., June 16, 9 p.m.

Rod Stewart at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.25-$125.25, 520-9090. Mon., June 18, 8 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Keb' Mo' at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $30-$40, 520-090. Tues., June 19, 7 p.m.

Ozzfest 2001 featuring Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Crazy Town and 12 other bands at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $40.25-$55.25, 520-9090. DATE CHANGE: Thurs., June 21.

Acoustic Syndicate with Donna the Buffalo at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Wed., June 20, 8 p.m.

Liquid Soul at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.

Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., June 22, 9 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.

Railroad Earth pre-String Cheese kick-off at Tulagi, Boulder. $5.25, 303/447-0095. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $30-$35, 520-9090. Sat., June 30 and Sun., July 1, 7:30 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident at The Headwall at Mt. Werner, Steamboat Springs. With Blues Traveler and Israel Vibration, Tues., July 3, 2 p.m. With Ben Harper (solo) and Charlie Hunter, Wed., July 4, 2 p.m. $35 per day or $60 for two-day pass, 520-9090.

Blues Traveler at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 6 p.m.

Phil Lesh & Friends at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. With Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Fri., July 6, 6 p.m. With The Disco Biscuits, Sat., July 7, 6 p.m. $32.50, 520-9090.

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.

Pantera with Slayer, Static X, Skrape and Morbid Angel at the Denver Coliseum. $40-$42, 800/965-4827. Wed., July 11.

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.

Journey with Peter Frampton at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Lyle Lovett with Shawn Colvin at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $39-$49, 520-9090. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Area: One Music Festival featuring Moby, OutKast, Incubus, the Roots, Nelly Furtado, Paul Oakenfold, The Orb, Carl Cox, Rinoroce and more at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45-$55, 520-9090. Sat., July 28.

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

Art Garfunkel at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $37-$40, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Nanci Griffith at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $32-$35, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Backstreet Boys with Shaggy at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.

King Sunny Ade at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $27-$30, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

James Taylor at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $47.50-$57.50 all reserved, 520-9090. Sat., Sept 1, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept 2, 7:30 p.m.

Janet Jackson at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

theater

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.

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. Handicapped seats are available. 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., May 12: Uncle Vanya. On Sat., May 19: Pork Pie.

Alice, a modern adaptation of Alice in Wonderland by The LIDA Priject at the LIDA Project Theater, Denver. $14-$16, 303/282-0466. Fri-Sat., 8 p.m., through June 2.

Aida arranged by Elton John and Tim Rice at the Buell Theater, Denver. $20-$65, 520-9090. Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. June 8-24.

Orphan's, a comedic drama starring Paul Borrillo at the Nomad Theater, Boulder. $16-$18, 303/774-4037. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Through June 9.

Gypsy by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $35-$46.50, 800/448-5501. Through July 8.

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