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Art Shows and Galleries

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 Manitou Artists Parents, June 1 through June 17.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Symbolists, through June 2. Dysfunctional, a national juried ceramics exhibition, June 8-July 14. Opening reception: Fri., June 8, 5-8 p.m., gallery talk with Marty Ray, 4:30 p.m.

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 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. 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 Ninth Annual Colorado Clay Invitational, featuring artists from outside the Pikes Peak region, June 1-26. Opening reception: Fri., June 1, 6-8 p.m.

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

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. Society of Layerists in Multimedia show, June 1-Aug. 3.

Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 719/542-3917. Featuring new work by potter Mary Lavey. Opening reception: Fri., June 1, 5-9 p.m.

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.

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 An Exquisite Corpse, eight local artists' take on the surrealist chain game of the same name, through June 28.

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 carvings by the Zuni fetish carvings.

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

art events and programs

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 (unless otherwise noted). 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 June 2: Local favorites Mel, Nick and Neal, at the Acacia Park Apartments Ballroom, NE corner of Tejon and Platte, 7:30-10 p.m., free dance workshop: 7:10 p.m.

Great Bowls of Fire Pottery Sale featuring work by local students and professionals at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., June 4. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:30 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center 29th Anniversary Celebration at the Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. Featuring Cabaret and dancing with Moment's Notice, a silent auction and gourmet dinner, and cocktails with surprise gift boxes. Optional black tie. $95 per person, all proceeds benefit art programs. RSVP by June 1 to 719/543-0130. Fri., June 8, 6 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Eric and Mary Ann Bransby about their retrospective exhibition, From Roots to Soaring Visions, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 632-5581. Sat., June 9, noon.

Fifth Annual Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market featuring furniture, jewelry, pottery, weaving, woodwork, sculpture, paintings, leather, bead, tin, strawwork and more by nearly 100 Native American and Hispanic Artists. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5-$6, 634-5581. June 22-24. Opening fiesta with Ruben Romero and Robert "Tree" Cody, $20-$25. Without concert, $10-$15. Fri. June 22, 8 p.m.

call for entries

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-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.

Lakewood Art Fest seeking artist booth applications. Two-day free fine art festival features food, music and other entertainment, Aug.4-5 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Call 303/987-7876. Deadline: June 15.

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.

98.1 KKFM SUMMERJAM/Chili Cook-Off seeking craft and retail vendors for the Aug. 4 festival at the Air Force Academy Falcon Staduim. Annual attendance of 7,500-8,500. Features performances by Molly Hatchet, Tiny Barge, Firefall, and Badfinger. Applications, 477-1802.

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clubs & organizations

Democratic Club Breakfast at Olive Branch Restaurant, 23 S. Tejon. Semi-annual planning meeting. RSVP to Mark Entrekin, 548-8798. Thurs., June 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Sierra Singles Group inviting single Coloradans of all ages to meet new friends while hiking, biking, camping, learning and exploring Colorado's natural beauty. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club. The group sponsors indoor and outdoor events, some okay for kids. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Jeanne Peters, 226-1552. On Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Stratton Open Space Hike and Potluck Lunch.

health & healing

Overeaters' Anonymous workshop featuring Anna Kay H., Chairperson of Region III. Focused on recovery, fellowship, strength, and hope. At the Le Baron Hotel, 314 Bijou St. $25. Contact Micki C. 719 488-1132 for more information. Sat., June 9, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Family Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of dementia patients provided by the Alzheimer's Association. On the second Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m., at Luther Hall in the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon. 266-8773. On the first Wednesday of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Marriott Brighton Gardens, 1685 S. 21 St. Relief of care available, 266-8773.

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.

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

www.hlngrvr.com.

senior programs & activities

Colorado Springs Senior Center Newcomers Orientation, designed to inform new visitors about programs and activities. At the Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Registration, 395-5933. Mon., June 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., June 5, 10-11:30 a.m.: Cooking for One or Two.

The Red Hat Society -- Scarlet Divas, a new group for women 50 and over, meeting at various time per month for lunches, outings, crafts and other fun. Members are responsible for wearing a purple dress or suit with a red hat each time the group goes out in public. Transportation to monthly lunches provided. Free, 385-5933. First organizational meeting at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock: Tues., June 5, 1 p.m.

Senior Housing Tours featuring Colorado Springs Senior Homes, Namaste Alzheimer Center and Aspen Living Center. To register call Aimee Palmer, 385-6972, after June 1. Tues., June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Self Awareness and Defense Class with Bob Baker. Learn how to protect yourself in vulnerable situations. For ages 15 and up. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $2. Registration, 385-5933. Sat., June 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

volunteer opportunities

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 or Pauline at 227-8688. Please leave name, phone number and address and information will be mailed to you.

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.

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

Film & Video

Local Hero, a comedy by Bill Forsyth, being shown on the big screen at the June 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., June 4, 7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. June 5: The Great Escape. June 12: The Sand Pebbles.

Learning

Classes with Thuben Shedrup Ling, Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. Featuring Ven. Tenzin Sangpo, a Tibetan Monk from the Institute of Buddhist Dialects in Dharamsala, India, for the summer. For details and directions call 635-7804. At Ganden House: Commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa's Praise of Dependent Arising, every Monday night, 7 p.m. Shamatha meditation, followed by discussion, ever Saturday, 8 a.m. At Colorado College's Shove Chapel, Nevada and Yampa: Shakyamuni Buddha meditation, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Sheppard Art Institute, a non-profit dedicated to developing artistic abilities of people who did not have an opportunity when they wanted to. College level classes and workshops in watercolors, oil painting, calligraphy, pastels, photography and more available at a minimal cost ($40-$60 per ten-week class). At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Pre-registration, Mon.-Tues., June 11-12, 9 a.m. to noon. For class listing, call 282-2706. Through August.

Web Site Marketing workshop with Tom Wood-Young at The Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $49, 481-4040. Fri., June 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RSVP by June 13.

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

Literary Events

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. On July 6, Strata by Terry Pratchett.

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 June 2: Janet Kenning. Bring copies of a poem to discuss.

18th Annual Colorado Gold Writing Contest open to unpublished authors of novel-length fiction in Mainstream, Mystery, Romance or Sci/Fi genres. Entries will be assessed on the basis of plot, characterization, dialogue, secondary characters, research, etc. $20 entry fee, 303/331-2608. Critique, $20. Deadline: June 1.

Inspirational poetry sought by Friendly Poets Society Poetry Competition, Free to enter. Send one poem of 20 lines or less to Lavendar Augulis, Poetry Contest, 12244 Park View Ln., Fishers, IN 46038. Deadline: June 15.

Music

acoustic, folk & country

12th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Featuring 18 bands including Black Rose, Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band, Elliotts Ramblers and Bluegrass Patriots playing over 33 hours of music on two stages. Plus, an art fair, Saturday Night Dance, camping, nature activities, childrens playground and more. Jam with the musicians in the Pickn Parlor and around the campfire. Admission: $2-$11 daily, $3-$17 for weekend passes. Camping: $15-$20. 719/549-2414. Sat.-Sun., June 2-3.

Todd Hallawell at the at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 573-7439. Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Jenn Adams, hailed a genuine talent by Rolling Stone, performing original songs at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Sat., June 9, 8 and 9:15 p.m.

Summer Acoustic Showcase featuring the areas favorite acoustic artists at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features four acts, every second Sunday of the month, 7-9 p.m. $2-$4, 278-8108. Next showcase: June 10.

Tanya Savory playing folk-country at the at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 573-7439. Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Druh Trva, bluegrass from the Czech republic, at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $10-$15, 573-7439. Sat., June 16, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Pikes Peak Flute Choir featuring Rod Garnett of Colcannon at the th Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road, at Wooten. Free, 495-3695. Fri., June 1, 7:30 p.m.

Free Classical Recital by John Carpenter, baritone and Abe Minzer, pianist. Features the works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, R. Strauss, Wagner, Debussy and Ravel. At First Congregation Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549. Sat., June 9, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

The Rippingtons and Dotsero at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $34.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Bugs Henderson at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Thurs., May 31, 9 p.m.

Kottonmouth Kings with Phunk Junkeez 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.

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

Big Back Yard and One Man Gone Anniversary Celebration, marking eight years of playing local music at Acacia Park, Tejon and Bijou Streets. Free. Fri., June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Stabbing Westward with Apex Theory at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Tues., June 12, 9 p.m.

Reverend Horton Heat at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $13, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., June 13, 8 p.m.

Spineshank, Puya, Chiamira, and Ill Nino at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., June 19, 8 p.m.

Duke Robillard at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., June 21, 9 p.m.

River City Rebels with Socco & Venzetti and Zazie and the Metro and False Idol at Industrial Nation, 2106 Platte Ave. $5, 520-0980. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m.

Stereomud plus Endo and Flybanger at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. KILO lo dough show, 93$0.93. 800/965-4827. Sat., June 23, 8 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.

Performances

Dance

Pikes Peak Feis -- Irish Dance Competition at Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave. Featuring over 500 dancers of all ages, from all over the country doing jigs, reels, hard shoe hornpipes, treble jigs and ceili dances with live musical accompaniment, plus vendors. Saturday: $5-$10. Sun.: $3-$5. Details, 593-9202. Sat., June 9, 6 p.m. Sun., June 10, 8 a.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

The Wizard of Oz, performed by the Castle Rock Players at Douglas County High School, on Front Street in Castle Rock. $8-$15, 303/814-7740. Thurs.-Fri., May 31-June 1, 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 2, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sun., June 3, 4 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., June 1-2 and 8-9, 8 p.m. Sun., June 10, 2 p.m.

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.

The Meeting by Jeff Stetson and The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee performed by Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5-$10, 636-5089. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16, 8 p.m. Sun., June 3, 2 p.m. Sun., June 10, 4 p.m.

Auntie Charlotte's Frightful Night or I Don't Think the Elixer Can Fix 'er, The Event! dinner and musical melodrama to benefit Community Health patients in need. Performed by local dentists, physicians and friends. At the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Melodrama only, Fri., June 8, 7 p.m. Dinner and show, Sat., June 9, 6:30 p.m.

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

Star Bar Players is accepting director proposals for the first three shows of their 2001-2002 season. Proposals for Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig are due June 18. Proposals for Two by Two by Rodgers and Stone and Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon are due July 1. For proposal guidelines or questions call 719/573-7411. Mail proposals to Star Bar Players, Director Proposal, P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

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 Tues., June 5, 7 p.m.: Strawberry Full Moon Hike. On Sat., June 9, 9 a.m.: John Muir Hike, focusing on Muir's writings.

Barr Trail Moonlight Hike with Friends on Foot. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Barr Trailhead, one block past the Cog railway parking lot on Ruxton Ave. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, rain gear, jacket, etc. For ages 10 and up. Reservations, 578-7088. Sun., June 3, 7:30 p.m.

10th Annual American Heart Walk through Cheyenne Cañon to Seven Falls and back. Pledga walk to benefit the American Heart Association, call 635-7688 for details. Leashed pets welcome. Refreshments provided. Sat., June 9, 8 a.m.

Spectator Sports

ESPN FreeRide Moto-X Championships at Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Features the best dirt jumpers in the world including Tommy Clowers, Brian Deegan, Mike Jones and Clifford Adoptante. $7.50-$23, 520-6711. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2, 8 p.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Raod, 591-SOXX (7699). Against Tacoma Raniers, Fri., June 1, 7:05 p.m. Sat.-Sun, June 2-3, 1:35 p.m. Mon., June 4, 7:05 p.m. Against Portland Beavers, Tues.-Fri., June 5-8, 7:05 p.m.

Special Events

Placita Grand Opening Celebration featuring Native American drumming, Hispanic dancing, singing, pinatas, living history presentations with traders from Bent's Fort, blacksmiths, weavers and quilters, food and more. Learn how the adobe building would have been used by inhabitants of the original El Pueblo. At El Pueblo Museum, 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo. $1.50-$2, 719/583-0453. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic Deckers Daze Festival featuring crafts, food, entertainment, dancing and displays depicting the history of the Deckers area. Free. At the intersection of highways 126 and 67 (watch for signs). Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., dinner and dancing after 5 p.m. Sun., June 3, noon to 5 p.m.

12th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Featuring 18 bands including Black Rose, Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band, Elliott's Ramblers and Bluegrass Patriots playing over 33 hours of music on two stages. Plus, an art fair, Saturday Night Dance, camping, nature activities, children's playground and more. Jam with the musicians in the Pick'n Parlor and around the campfire. Admission: $2-$11 daily, $3-$17 for weekend passes. Camping: $15-$20. 719/549-2414. Sat.-Sun., June 2-3.

Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Celebration featuring live sheep shearing, spinning and weaving at the 1880s farm. Visit the American Indian and other historic sites for a glimpse into life in the past at the Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th St. $1-$5, 578-6777. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wolf Rescue Center Singles Nature Day, featuring a barbecue, wolf tour, and nature hike. Camp under the stars and mingle by the campfires in Eleven Mile Canyon. $25 includes barbecue, campsites and a year subscription to the Wolf Rescue Center newsletter. Bring any other food you'd like, plus a tent, sleeping bag, etc. R.S.V.P. by calling 719/748-8683 by May 31. Sat.-Sun., June 9-10.

Youth & Family Events

Family Day in Aiken Canyon, featuring a day of games, hands-on nature activities and a chance to stroll through the Nature Conservancey preserve. Details, 632-0534. Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Buggy About Bohart Ranch. Explore the world of arthropods and oly-legged creatures. Lose your fear and see their beauty and ecological importance in their own environment. Details, 632-0534. Sun., June 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Head Start infant, toddler and preschool programs now enrolling for the 2001-2002 school year. Children in the program receive interactive, age-appropriate classroom activties, medical and dental screenings, nutrition guidance, special needs therapy and usually transportation to and from school. Call 635-1536 to find out how to enroll.

Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Cosy Sheridan and John Davis at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., June 1, 8 p.m.

Phillips, Grier & Finner at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$16, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 2, 8 p.m.

E-Town with The Holmes Brothers at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $11.55, 303/786-7030. All-ages, live radio taping. Sun., June 3, 7 p.m.

E-Town with Kelly Joe Phelps and Primitive Radio Gods at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $11.55, 303/786-7030. All-ages, live radio taping. Sun., June 10, 7 p.m.

Ottmar Liebert at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $23.50-$31.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

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

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

Clandestine at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., June 15, 8 p.m.

Chris Proctor at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 16, 8 p.m.

Juan De Marcos' Afro-Cuban Allstars at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, $24.50-$33.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., June 20, 8 p.m.

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

Rodney Crowell at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., June 20, 9 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.

Michael Miles at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 30, 8 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.

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $27.25, 520-9090. 16+. Sun., July 29, 8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

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.

comedy

Brett Butler, of Grace Under Fire at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. $25-$30. Fri., June 1, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 2, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Adam Ferrara, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., June 6, 8 p.m. Fri., June 7, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 8, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sun., June 9, 8 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at Brendan's, Denver. $5. 303/595-0609. Thurs., May 31, 9 p.m.

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, 9 p.m.

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

Mogwai at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12-$14, 303/322-2308. Sun., June 3, 8 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.

Project Logic featuring DJ Logic with Garaj Mahal at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 7, 9 p.m.

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

Cowboy Mouth at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $16. 303/322-2308. 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.

RZA as Bobby Digital with Wu Tang Killa Bees, Kill Army, Black Knights, A Shaheim and Man Child at the Fox Theater, Boudler. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 18+. Sun., June 10, 8 p.m.

Calixico at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Mon., June 11, 8 p.m.

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

Staind at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $18.50, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., June 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., June 12, 9 p.m.

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

The Beatnuts with The Arsonists at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 18+. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

The Aids Benefit: Music & Art Unite For The Fight, Featuring SKIN and an All-Star Jam with Dave Watts, Tony Furtado, Ross Martin, Matt Spencer and Special Guests Billy Nershi & Michael Travis from String Cheese Incident at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/786-7030. 21+. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

The Marshall Tucker Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 14, 9 p.m.

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

Tony Furtado Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., June 15, 9 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.

Powderfinger at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Mon., June 18, 8 p.m.

Foetus at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $11.50, 303/443-3399. 16+. Mon., June 18, 9 p.m.

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

Comotion at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., June 19, 9 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.

Juno Reactor at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Tues., June 19, 8 p.m.

Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $22.25, 520-9090. 18+. Wed., June 20, 8 p.m.

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

Melissa Ferrick at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/447-0095. Wed., June 20, 9 p.m.

Juan De Marcos' Afro-Cuban Allstars at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, $24.50-$33.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., June 20, 8 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.

Kudzu Kings Getting Ready for the Rocks Widespread Panic Kick Off Party, at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 21, 9 p.m.

Widespread Panic at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $33, 520-9090. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m. Sun., June 23, 4 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. With Cabaret Diosa at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $20, 303/322-2308. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

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

Ani Difranco with Sekou Sundiata at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $31.25, 520-9090. Wed., June 27, 7:30 p.m.

Tab Benoit with Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at the Fox Theatre, Boulder. $15. 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 28, 9 p.m.

NEW LOCATION Railroad Earth pre-String Cheese kick-off at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/443-3399. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

Ranier Maria at Tulagi, Boulder. $7.50, 303/447-0095. All-Ages. Sat., June 30, 9 p.m.

Meltdown featuring Collective Soul, G Love & Special Sauce, Eve 6, Oleander, Sum 41, Rehab and Lucky Boys Confusion at The Pepsi Center, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 30, noon.

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

Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal featuring Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, Skerik and Mike Clark with B-Side Players at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Mon., July 2, 9 p.m.

G3 2001 featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Dream Theater's John Petrucci at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $35, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., July 3, 8 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.

Israel Vibration with The Roots Radics Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., July 4, 9 p.m.

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.

Kool Keith with Esham, Natas and Mastamind at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 18+. Mon., July 9, 9 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.

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.

Umphrey's McGee and Moot Boot Lover at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Sat., July 14, 10 p.m.

Willie Nelson with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring original members Jimmy Ibbotson and John McEuen at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Echo and the Bunnymen with The Rosenbergs at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $25, 303/322-2308. Tues., July 17, 8 p.m.

The Average White Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25, 303/443-3399. Wed., July 18, 8 p.m.

Toots & The Maytals at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri.-Sat., July 20-21, 9 p.m.

Fuel at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Free, all-ages. 303/786-7030. Tues., July 21, 8 p.m.

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

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

Godsmack and Deftones at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 25, 7 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.

John Mellencamp with Trisha Yearwood at Red Rock Amphitheaterm Morrison. $51-$61, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.

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

Channel 93.3 Weekend of Electronica at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $50 for two day passes, 520-9090. Rabbit in the Moon on Thurs., Aug. 16, 7:30. The Crystal Method and Uberzone on Fri., Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Many more to be announced.

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. Wed., Aug. 22, 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 with 112 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.75-$81.75, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

special events

Cinderella Ball benefitting the Colorado Symphony at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, Denver. Features cocktails, royal banquet, live auction, dessert buffet, special guests Principal Pops conductor Doc Severinson and Mayor Webb, and dancing to the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Black tie. Reservations, 303/292-5566 ext. 231.Sat., June 2, 6 p.m.

theater

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

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, performed by Industrial Arts Theatre Company at the Denver Civic Center, Denver. $17, 303/595-3800. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. May 31-June 30.

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.

A Bad Year for Tomatoes, performed by the Crystal Mountain Players, at the Jones Theater, Westcliffe. $5-$7, 719/783-3004. June 1-10.

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.

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