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Art Shows and Galleries

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 Springs Scenes, watercolors and oils by Richard Williams, through June.

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 Water Gardens, oil and pastel paintings by Pat Dagnon, through June 15. Explorations in Color, new watercolors by Maria Paca and Barbara Rotzoll, June 19-Sept. 15. Opening reception: Fri., June 22, 6-9 p.m.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Creative Community, works by artists who teach and create their art in Manitou Springs, through June 17.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Dysfunctional, a national juried ceramics exhibition, through July 14.

Cascabels Mexican Restaurant, 4935-B Centennial Blvd., 599-9248. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Bliss Fest, photography by Michael Bliss. Through July.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring current works by Tracy & Sushe Felix, July 5 through Sept. 6. Opening reception: Thurs., July 5, 5-7 p.m.

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. Past and Present Tents: Designing for the Out of Doors, through Sept. 2. The American Rockies: Photographs by Gus Foster, through Sept. 2. From Roots to Soaring Visions, Eric and Mary Ann Bransby, through Sept. 2.

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, through June 26.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring tribal mixed-media works by Magdalina and Mike Palmer. Also, an exhibition by the Lone Feather Council. Through June 30.

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, through Aug. 3.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring The Biat Fisherman, a series of paintings by Ren Young illustrating a short story written by Blake Allen, through June 30.

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.

Mountain Shadows Restaurant, 2223 W. Colorado Ave., 633-2122. Open daily, 7a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Colorado mountain paintings by Linda Lloyd Thomas, through August.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring exhibitions by the Lone Feather Council and the African American Genealogical Society, through June 30.

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.

Pueblo Art Guild Gallery, 1500 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. 719/543-2455. Open 1-5 p..m. daily except Mondays and Fridays. Featuring color and black & white photographs by Mark B. Waldron and Jim Hanks, through July 26.

The Prep Kitchen, 1005 West Colorado Ave., 329-1988. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring the work of painter, sculptor and portraitist Marica Hefti.

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. 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, 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, hrough Aug. 18. Car Toons: The Art of Automobile Cartooning, in the 2nd floor Foyer Gallery, through Aug. 18. Converted: Art Inspired by Car Culture, in the White Gallery, through Aug. 25.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring A Question of Light, paintings by Leigh Ann Boy. Also, Palmer Lake Art Group Spring Exhibition and charcoal works by Terry Brown, through June 29.

Tyler & Lacy Fine Art Downtown, 326 E. Colorado Ave., 329-0035. Featuring works by local artists Perri Tyler and Tish Lacy Reed. Grand opening reception: Fri., June 15, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., June 16, 6-9 p.m.

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 July 7: Mel, Nick Neal with the Beedles. On July 21: Bernie Chalk with Cider Mill. On Aug. 18: Rick Smith with Buster Squirt.

Ride the Art Bus, a great way to meet people, drink wine and visit some of the hottest art galleries in the Pikes Peak Region. A luxury motor coach will leave from the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake, then will tour the Business of Art in Manitou, Rich Designs in southwest Colorado Springs, before stopping for dinner at Sencha, then dessert at Tyler and Lacy Fine Art downtown. $25-$30 (dinner separate), 481-0475. Sat., June 16, 3 p.m.

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.

Ninth annual Salida ArtWalk in Salida, CO. Featuring over 40 galleries and shops, music, food and live performances. Details, 877/772-5432. Fri.-Sat., June 22-23.

Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth summer classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.

call for entries

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts accepting submissions for its October 2001 railroad art show. All media welcome. Work will be on display at Railroad Day on Oct. 6. Call 481-0475 for more.

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.

Western Heritage Art Competition sponsored by the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation. This year's theme is "Life of the American Cowboy". For guidelines, call Jon Schultz, 685-9348. Deadline: June 30.

Colorado Council on the Arts accepting applications for two new commissions for the Colorado Art in Public Places program. Guidelines and application info availble at www.coloarts.state.co.us or by sending a 9" x 12" self-addressed envelope stamped with $1.18 postage to: AIPP Application Request, Colorado Council on the Arts, 750 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO, 80203. Submission deadline: July 11.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for Sketch an Etch etching show. Etching of all kinds welcome, innovative and experiemntal work encouraged. Juried. Call 481-0475. Deadline: July 27.


Bulletin Board

clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Green Party, espousing ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, respect for diversity and future focus in politics meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Center, 29 S. Institute. Details, 210-5144. Next meeting: June 19.

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society featuring many satellite groups for those interested in mineralogy and using precious stones into jewelry, such as Crystals, Fossils, Faceting, lapidary, Micromount, Camera Club and Pebble Pups. General meeting held on the third Thursday each month except August and January, at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. For details call Ray Thompson, 683-26030or Belinda Hall, 574-5319. Next meeting: June 21.

Adoption Alliance holding information meetings about traditional infant, special needs and international adoptions at 30 E. Rio Grnade St. on the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Wedneday at 7 p.m. RSVP to 636-9140 or

torypearl@aol.com. Next meeting: June 20.

health & healing

Parkinson Education Series hosted by the Parkinson Association of the Rockies at Kaiser Permanente, Denver. Featuring Jack York speaking on using computers and the internet to find resources. Free. Reservations required, 303/830-1839. Sat., June 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

Inner Child Workshop with Smooth Changes, for everyone who needs to get in touch with and heal the child within. Meeting Mondays from 6-8 p.m. at 2153 Chuckwagon Road. $15 each session. Reservations, 271-6089. June 18-Sept. 10.

Seven Point Mind Training, a Buddhist Retreat with Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen on Grand Mesa, 30 miles east of grand Junction. Hosted by Thuben Shedrup Ling of Colorado Springs. Carpool maybe available. $160 includes lodging and vegetarian meals. For registration call the Pilchers at 970/243-7452. Wed.-Sat., June 20-23.

Introduction to Wellness Technologies at Balanced Health Studio, 2812 W. Colorado Ave. Free. RSVP, 575-0641. Sat., June 23, noon to 2 p.m.

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Group meeting at Easter Seals, 225 S. Academy Blvd., suite 104. Free, 636-0009. Caretakers, patients and loved ones welcome to attend. Wed., June 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

First Level Reiki Certification Class sponsored by Gentle Strength Healing Center. Location given at registration. Call 599-7466 for tuition and registration information. Sat., June 23.

senior programs & activities

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12-28, 9-11 a.m.: Eat Well for Less! On Fri., June 15, 10-11:30 a.m.: Understanding Acupuncture. On Mon., June 18, 10-11 a.m.: New technology in Hearing Aids. On Wed., June 20, 10-11 a.m.: Itchy Skin and Cold Feet: Skin Care. On Wed., June 20, 1-2 p.m.: Medication Management and drug interaction.

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.

Senior Prom 2001: An Out of This World Party featuring live music by the Vern Rice Orchestra at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Evening attire welcome but space suits not required. Free. Registration, 385-5933. Fri., June 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

volunteer opportunities

Join Hands Day, a nationally established day of service for youth and adults to work together for the betterment of the community. Projects include landscaping, trail maintenance, trash pick up, events for those with special needs, devoting time to help with non-profits and more. Call the Volunteer Center at 575-4345 for details. Sat., June 16.

Community Guardianship Alliance training for people interested in learning about the tasks and role of guardians for "incapacitated persons". CGA seeks people willing to volunteer as guardians for vulnerable people in the community who need help with medical and other types of decision making. At the Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Cir. RSVP to 633-1621. Sat., June 16, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

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

Great Literature Film Screening and Lecture Series. Disussions in Armstrong Hall room 348, screenings in Max Kade Theater on the Colorado College Campus. Featuring Young Trless: lecture on Tues., June 19, 6 p.m.; screening Wed., June 20, 7 p.m.

Summer Movies for Men at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Women welcome too, of course! Free, 385-5933. On Tues., June 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Space Cowboys.


Learning

Homeschool Family Heritage Exposition in Calhan, CO. Featuring a used book sale, exhibitors, a chili cook-off, talent show ,hall of fame and much more. Call 598-2636 or visit

http://www.hschool.com/expo.htm. Thurs.-Sat., June 14-16.

Rape Defense Classes for Women at UCCS, University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. R.A.D., or Rape Aggression Defense is "women's only" self-defense and risk reduction program designed to teach realistic ways to protect yourself. $25, 262-3444. Thurs.-Fri., June 14-15, 5-9 p.m. and June 16, 1-5 p.m. repeated July 12-13, 5-9 p.m. and July 14, 1-5 p.m.

Colorado's Parklands with Dr. Beidleman, a humorous and insightful slide presentation and discussion of our state parks and their history, at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. $10 donation will benefit the Bear Creek Nature Center, 520-6387. Fri., June 15, 7-8 p.m.

Be Your Own General Contractor: Ground Rules to Save 25% and Get the House You Want, sponsored by the American Council of Consumer Education at Pikes Peak Community college Downtown Campus, 11 W. Pikes Peak Ave. For registration information, call 888/566-9650. Sat., June 16, 9 a.m. to 4 pm.

Travel Photo Workshop, a one-day, four-hour course on travel photography (for travelers), at Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration: 719-543-0130. Sat. June 16, $79 + $10 materials fee.

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, two miles south of Florissant on Teller County Road 1. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. Fees vary. On Sat., June 16, 1 p.m.: Forests of Florissant, Today and Yesterday, a talk and moderately difficult hike with Ranger Laine Weber. On June 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Ice Ages, Mammoths & Other BIG Animals, with Dr. Russell Graham. Credits available. On Sun., June 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Introduction to Survival, with Cattail Bob Seebeck. On Fri., June 22, 8:30-10 p.m.: Star Party, with astrophysicist Bill Dexter. On Sat., June 23, 1-4 p.m.: Golden Eagles and Other Raptors, with Ranger Harv Burman and live birds of prey.

Urban Experience for Educators, a two-day workshop allowing educators to walk in the footsteps of the poor and homeless and forge connections between school and community, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Coalition. Call Esther Kisamore at 632-6189. Thurs.-Fri., June 21-22, July 19-20, or Mon.-Tues, July 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 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.

Early Diaries of the Pikes Peak Region, a talk and slide presentation by William C. Holmes at the Colorado College Aficionados Luncheon, in Gaylord Hall (in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre). $10.25. RSVP by June 25, 389-6649. Wed., June 27, noon.


Literary Events

Pikes Peak Book Fair featuring 30 local, regional and national booksellers selling rare, used or out-of-print books and vintage maps at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $2 on Friday, $1 on Saturday. Free parking in the city garage at Nevada and Kiowa. Details, 473-8175. Fri., June 15, 4-9 p.m. Sat., June 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pamela Rafael Berkman signing Her Infinite Variety at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Wed., June 20, 5:30 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On June 26: At Your Own Risk, by Thomas Sutherland.

Amy Irvine signing Making a Difference at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., July 2, 5:30 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 July 6, Strata by Terry Pratchett.

John Nichols signing Voice of the Butterfly at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

Conger Beasley Jr. and Barbara Sparks signing Spanish Peaks: Land and Legends at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., July 12, 5:30 p.m.

Kirk Johnson signing To the Edge: Man, Death Valley and the Mystery of Endurance at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., July 15, 1 p.m.

Ann Daum signing The Prairie in Her Eyes at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., July 29, 1 p.m.

Kent Haruf signing Plainsong at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Aug. 5, 1 p.m.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Druh Trva, bluegrass from the Czech republic, presented by Black Rose Acoustic Society. $10-$15, 278-8018. Sat., June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Chris Proctor, performing a guitar recital as part of the Colorado Music Fest at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. In Hoag Recital Hall. $6, 719/549-2126. Sun., June 17, 7:30 p.m.

Eidolon at the Mountain Acoustic Music Association concert and jam, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. $3, under 18 free. Bring your instrument for the jam. Sun., June 17, 6 p.m.

Miguel Espinoza & Alex Komodore as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Tues., June 19, 7:30 p.m.

Trick Pony at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $10-$14, 596-1212. Thurs., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

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 22, 7:30 p.m.

Keith Urban at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $14-$18, 596-1212. Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Wranglers performing a benefit concert for victims of the recent Ellicott tornado, at Fire Department #2 on Ellicott Highway. Free, donations accepted. Sat., June 30, 1 p.m.

Veronika String Quartet as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Gary Alan at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $16-$20, 596-1212. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

WestFest, a two-day festival of western music and art on the Pioneer's Museum grounds. On Sat.: Michael Martin Murphy, Ricky Van Shelton, the Del McCoury Band, BR-549 and Pure Prairie League. On Sunday: John Berry, Suzy Boggus, Billy Dean, Jamie O'Neal, Junior Brown, Riders in the Sky and Red Steagall. Also performances each day by Hot Club of Cowtown, Dave Wilkie and Cowboy Celtic and Michael Martin Murphy. $28.50 per day or $40 for a two-day pass, 576-2626. Sat.-Sun., July 8-9.

Colcannon performing folk ballads from Ireland and Scotland in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Chris LeDoux at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 p.m.

Terri Clark at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 9 p.m.

The Kinleys at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 9 p.m.

Tracey Lawrence at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 21, 9 p.m.

Randy Travis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Brooks & Dunn at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20-$30, 719/566-0530. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

John Michael Montgomery at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 p.m.

Mel Tillis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10-$14, 719/566-0530. Wed., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

jazz & swing

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On June 20, 6:30 p.m.: the Alan Joseph Quartet, Acacia Park.

Colorado Springs Contemporary Jazz Band as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Wed., June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Guitar and Jazz Clincians and Students Recital as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. Free, 719/549-2126. Thurs., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Al Eberhardt & the Changing Times Band as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Occhiato Ballroom, USC, Pueblo. $45 ($80 couple) includes concert, drink and food, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$47, 520-SHOW. Thurs., June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium with The Ken Miller Trio on the elegant Stewart House lawn, 1228 Wood Ave. $10-$5, 389-6607. Sun., July 29, 4 p.m.

Broadway at the Fest, with Douglas Webster, the Pueblo Symphony and the Colorado 2001 Music Fest Vocal Camp students in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $12, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

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

Kim Stone Electric Band at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. 444-0884. Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.

Seven Nations, Celtic music as part of the Colorado Music Fest at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. On Hasan Outdoor Stage. Free, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain. $20-$110, free to Radission Indy 200 racegoers. 888/306-7223 or www.ppir.com. June 17.

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.

Roomful of Blues at the Party Zone, 3958 N. Academy Blvd.. $10-$15, 591-7890. Tues., June 19, 7 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.

The Temptations Review with Jeffrey Osborne at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$100, 520-SHOW. Fri., June 22, 7:30 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. 800/965-4827. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

The Monkees at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $32-$52, 520-SHOW. Sun., June 24, 7 p.m.

John-Alex Mason & Gerry Hundt at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. 444-0884. Fri., June 29, 8:30 p.m.

50's on the Fourth with Flash Cadillac and the Pueblo Symphony as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest. On Hasan Outdoor Stage, USC, Pueblo. Fireworks after the show. Taste of the Fest at 5:30 p.m. Free, 719/549-2126. Wed., July 4, 8:30 p.m.

Blood, Sweat & Tears with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Sat., July 7, 6 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$42.50, 520-SHOW. Sun., July 15, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Blues Fest International at United States Air Force Academy. Featuring Leon Russell, Bernard Allison, Savoy Brown & Kim Simmonds on Fri., July 13 ; Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks on Sat., July 14 ; Converse / Hornbuckle Band, Chicago Skinney & more on Sun., July 15, $ 23 per day or $40.25 for 3 day pass, 877-283-7741.

Freddy Fender with Roberto Griego, at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 22, 3:30 p.m.

3 Doors Down with Seven Mary Three and Tantric at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $27.50, 578-6652 or 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Herman's Hermits at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $20-$30, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Starship with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. Sun., Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m.

Krisium with Immolation at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

Blessed Union of Souls with Even & Jaron at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Bob Dylan at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.

98 Degrees at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

B.T.O. at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:30 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.

KC & the Sunshine Band at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Englebert Humperdink at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

The Beach Boys at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 28, 8 p.m.

Voices of Metal featuring Vince Neil, Ratt, Vixen and Slaughter at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.

music announcements

Colorado 2001 Music Fest Music Camps at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. $125 per week or $175 with room and board. Call Vaughn Walker, 719/549-2126 for details on all camps. Guitar camp, June 17-June 21. Jazz camp, June 17-June 21. Percussion Clinic with Dr. Bill Albin and Carl Cook, June 25-June 27. Vocal camp with Douglas Webster, June 24-June 30. String Camp, July 8-July 13. Piano camp, July 8-July 13.


Performances

Comedy

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring new performers every Thursday through Sunday. Comedy workshops on Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Showtimes: Wed., Thurs., and Sun., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 and 10:30 p.m. $5-$8, 591-0707. Beginning June 14: Tree (R-rated).

Dance

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. Fri., June 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.

Kim Robards Dance Intensive performance at Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Sat., July 7, 8 p.m.

Theater

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 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 15-16, 8 p.m.

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

Side by Side by Sondheim, a musical comedy in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$12, 389-6607. Thurs.-Fri., June 14-15, 7:30 p.m. Sun., June 17, 3 p.m.

Alumni Theater, a "mystery" performance featuring by Colorado College alumni Bill Jongeneel (William Brand), Jane Fromme and John Longo. $2-$4, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., June 21-23, 8 p.m.

Elaine May's The Way of All Fish and Alan Arkin's Virtual Reality at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. June 22-23 and 28-29, 8 p.m.

Epiphany by John Lewis Carlino at the Tri-lakes center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., June 22-23 and 29-20, 8 p.m.

The Uncertainty of Being Heisenberg, a theater discussion by former Colorado College Dean of Faculty and physics Prof. Emeritus Richaard Bradley of ethics and atomic physics as explored in Copenhagen. In Armstrong Hall room 231, NE corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Forever Plaid, a 1950s musical comedy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., June 29-30 and July 6-7, 8 p.m.

Ain't Misbehavin' by the Encore! Dinner Theater at their new location at 10 Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (formerly Tajine Alami). $36 plus tax includes meal. Reservations, 471-PLAY. Fridays and Saturdays, cocktails and live music, 6 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m., show at 8. Sunday, music and buffet at 5 p.m., show at 6:30.

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

Alzheimer's Association Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at the Air Force Academy Eisenhower Golf Club Blue Course. $175 per individual or $700 per foursome, 266-8773. All money benefits the Colorado Springs chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Fri., June 15, 1:30 p.m.

12th Annual Run to Help Housing at Harrison High School, 2755 Janitell. Sanctioned by USA Track & Field and benefitting Greccio Housing Unlimited. Details, 575-7093. Sat., June 16, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Power Up for Parks, a 27-mile community bike, hike and ride along the new Santa Fe Regional Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway, beginning in Palmer Lake and ends with a free picnic lunch in Bear Creek Regional Park. Participants are welcome to join anywhere along the route, a shuttle service will bring people back to Palmer Lake from Bear Creek. Free but registration required for shuttle and lunch. Call Aimee Cox, 520-6978. Sat., June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 Sun., June 17, 6 p.m. Father's Day Evening Hike. O

Evening Hikes in Cheyenne Canon, beginning at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. All hikes held from 6:30-9 p.m. On Tues., June 19: Gold Camp Path (steep). On Thurs., June 21: Bear Creek.

Bike Week presented by Ridefinders, featuring events for all ages and abilities. On Tues., June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Communte 101 at the downtown YMCA, Nevada and Bijou. Get an inexpensive tune-up from a local bike shop, check out the latest in gear, register your bike with the police department, learn about local trails, bike laws and eat free pizza. On Fri., June 22: Great Breakfast & Bike to Work Day, at the Antler's Adams Mark Hotel 4 S. Cascade Ave. Eat free breakfast after riding down. Reservations required: 385-7431. On Sat., June 23: Riding for Real Beginners class. Learn how your bike works and get a refresher course in riding. Free. Reservations: 385-7431.

Starlight Spectacular Bike Ride through Garden of the Gods, downtown Colorado Springs and back, beginning at 2:30 a.m. Breakfast, entertainment and prizes provided. Registration: 633-6884 or www.starlightspectacular.com. Sun., June 24.

Dart for Art, to benefit educational programming at the Fine Arts Center. Features a 5K adults run and a .5 K kids fun run in Monument Valley Park. Awards will be given for top finishers in nine categories. Entry fee: $4-$17, 634-5581. Sat., June 30, 7 a.m.


Special Events

Rock 'n Roll Cruise Night at the Sangre de Cristo Art Center, 210 N. Santa Fe in Pueblo. Bring your hot rod, lowrider, speedster or other automotive treasure to show off in the parking lot, then enjoy free refreshments and admission to Customized and Converted: The Art of the Automobile, the Center's summer exhibition theme. Details, 719/543-0130. Fri., June 15, 5-8 p.m.

Homeschool Prom & Dance open to all homeschool graduates and their familes. At the Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap Rd. Semi-formal. $15-$25, includes buffet and DJ. For info call Kerry, 719/749-9126. Sat., June 16, 6 p.m.

Colorado State Fair, featuring rodeos, stock shows, arts and crafts, 4-H competitions, carnival, hot rod shows and rallys and so much more. Live music includes Bob Dylan, 98 Degrees, Kansas, Ratt, Vince Neil, Randy Travis, Chris LeDoux, Brooks & Dunn, the Beach Boys and many others. See Music listings for concert details. $6, Call 719/566-0530. Mon.-Thurs., 2-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug.18-Sept. 3.

Third Annual Chardonnay Tasting and Dinner featuring the best California Chardonnays found over the past year served over a four-course gourmet summer meal. At Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Reservations, 473-4900. Tues., June 19.

Herb Plant Exchange and Discussion hosted by Pikes Peak Herb Association at the Winslow Court Community Room, 3920 E. San Miguel. Free to attend, 599-7466. Fri., June 22, 7-8:45 p.m.

Rock & Roll Dinner and Concert Extravaganza, featuring Flash Cadillac at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade. Hosted by the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum. $60, RSVP by June 21. Fri., June 29, 6 p.m.

Festival of Myth and Psyche, exploring Jungian thought on ancient and modern goddesses, at Colorado College. Opens with Agapi Stassinopoulos, Ph.D presenting the lecture "Conversations with the Goddesses: Revealing the Divine Power Within You" in Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $10, 389-6607. Fri., June 29, 7 p.m. Festival also includes a diverse group of workshops with noted scholars, call 389-6607 for full schedule. Sat.-Sun., June 30-July 1.

Garden Conservancy Open Day in Colorado Springs, as detailed in the 2000 edition of Garden Conservancy Open Days Directory, which lists 416 of the country's best gardens, and when they are open to the public. Featuring a self-led tour of six private gardens, beginning with the Marshall Garden, 11 E. Columbia, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 888/842-2442 for more. $5 admission to each garden. Sat., June 30.

A Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods. Play old-fashioned carnival games, pitch horseshoes, run a race, listen to readings of the Declaration of Independence and dance to the Fountain Creek Brass Band. $1-$5, free Ranch admission to military families. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fabulous Fourth, the yearly celebration with fireworks and the Colorado Springs Symphony in Memorial Park. Fireworks after dark. 633-4611. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m.

First Ever Riverfest, combining the 21st annual Rolling River Raft Race, Rubber Duck Regatta and Pueblo Songwriters River Fest on the Arkansas River. Enjoy live music, food, and family activities at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Details, 719/549-2414. Sat., July 7.

25th Anniversary Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, exit 172 when travelling north on I-25, 173 when traveling south. $7-$12.95, kids under 5 free. 303/688-6010 or

www.coloradorenaissance.com. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Through July 29.


Youth & Family Events

Robinson Dance Children's Concert, as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., June 18, 7:30 p.m.

Wild About Wildlife, featuring a different Colorado animal each week. Learn about nature through art and hands-on activities at the Starsmore Discovery Cetner, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Free. Reservations, 578-6146. Tuesdays at 10 a.m., through June 26.

Movement artist Peter Davison performing a children's show as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., July 2, 7:30 p.m.

Tomato Plant Girl, a Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater PlayFactory production. Performed free in area parks. Details, 634-5581. On Fri., June 15, Van Diest park, 1520 S. Chelton Dr., 2 p.m. On Sat., June 16: Pioneers Museum (SpringSpree), 2 p.m. On Mon., June 18, 10 a.m.: Sandstone Park, 4650 Pring Ranch Road, 10 a.m. On Tues., June 19: Meadows park, 1990 El Paso Ave., 10 a.m. Citadel Mall, 6:30 p.m. On Wed., June 20: Hillside Community Center, 10 a.m. On Thurs., June 21: Flying W Ranch, 3330 Chuckwagon Rd., 10 a.m.

Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Featuring Things That Go..., activities complimenting the Center's summer exhibition theme. In the Reilly Family Gallery, investigate an ambulance, make a temporary cast/finger puppet, fly helicopters, help fight a fire and ride on a police motorcycle through realistic computer games and flight simulators, make a wind spinner, and much more. Also, take a video field trip in the el Pomar Magic Carpet Theater, read books in the Lizard Lounge and maneuver to escape the gridlock in the Sensations exhibit. $3-$4, 719/543-0130. Tues.-Sat., through Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seekers: Exploring the Unexplained Summer Reading Group for young adults (grades 6-12), sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District. Read books and do activities to win prizes including books, shirts and shopping sprees. Collect all nine issues of the Library's weekly paper devoted to the unexplained (Spontaneous human combustion! Pikes Peak Bigfoot sightings!). Stop by any area library or call 531-6333. Through Aug. 4.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

The John Cowan Band with Southern Exposure at the Arvada Center for the Arts, Denver. $16-$24, 303/431-3939. Sat., June 16, 7:30 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.

Silverton Jubilee Folk Music Festival, Silverton, CO. Featuring Rich Moore, The Winstons, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Mollie O'Brien, Laura Love, Barbara Lamb, and more. For info, call 800-752-4494 or visit www.silvertonfestivals.org. Sat.-Sun., June 30-July 1.

Tim McGraw with Kenny Chesney at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$67, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 6:30 p.m.

Second annual Bluegrass Gospel Festival at Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth, CO. Featuring Wing and a Prayer, High Atmosphere, Sons & Brothers, The Harvesters, The Naylors, The Coffee Family, Ralston Valley Bluegrass Band, and Southwind. For information, call 303-471-6282 or see bings.net/gospelfestival.html. Fri.-Sun., July 6-8.

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.

Natalie MacMaster at Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $23.50-$26.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., July 28, 8 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.

Girl's Night Out featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neill and Carolyn Dawn Johnson at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$77, 520-9090. Sun., July 29, 6 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel at the Arvada Center, Denver. $28-$18, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Habib Koite & Bamada at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sun., Sept 2, 8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

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.

Arvada Center Chorale with the National Repertory Orchestra at the Arvada Center, Denver. $8-$12, 303/431-3939. Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Bill Frisell's New Quartet featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel and slide guitar, David Piltch on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22, 303/786-7030. All-ages, seated. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

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.

Vail Valley Music Festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO. On Wed., June 27: An Evening of Romance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and violinist Ida Kavafian. On Fri., June 29: Wild Wild West Pops concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, featuring theme songs from television and movie Westerns. For complete schedule and ticket info, call 877/827-5700.

Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen, CO. For ticket info call 720/301-1718 or visit www.dmamusic.org/EvergreenJazzFestival. July 19-22.

Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band at the Arvada Center, Denver. $18-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 3-4, 7:30 p.m.

Telluride Jazz Festival featuring Ray Brown, James Moody, Terence Blanchard, Kevin Mahogany, Kevin Eubanks, Kenny Baron and Regina Carter and many others. Ticket and lodging info: 888/827-8081 or ww.telluridejazz.com. Aug. 3-5.

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.

The Denver Brass with Pan Jumbies and island dancers at a Caribbean Carnival experience at the Arvada Center, Denver. $22-$14, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Sutton's Rocky Mountain Jazz Party at the Marriott City Center, Denver. Featuring over 20 performers. $275 for the weekend. Details, 303/838-8240. Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Seventh Annual Vail Jazz Party at the Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail. Featuring the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Jeff Hamilton Trio and Octet, Bobby Watson Quartet and guest soloists. Tickets and reservations: 888/824-5526. Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Third Annual Pikes Peak Jazz Festival at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Kickoff with the Al Eberhardt Changing Times at the Shining Mountain Golf COurse, Woodland Park, Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Featuring Rocky Mountain Banjos, the Eddie Jones Quartet, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Pat Bianchi Trio, Kinda Dixie Jazz Band, Dotsero, USAF Falconaires, Suzanne Morales Octet, Eohippus and Junior and Senior High School ensembles. $10-$55, 687-5489. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23.

comedy

Robert Schimmel, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. XXX Rated! Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m. Fri., June 15, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri., June 16, 8 p.m.

Laughing With Pride III with Kate Clinton and Kinsey Sicks at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $25-$27.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m.

David Cross, described as today's Andy Kauffman, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., June 22, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 23, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Larry the Cable Guy, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Wed., June 27, 8 p.m. Thurs., June 28, 8 p.m. Fri., June 29, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 30, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sun., June 1, 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 Mon., June 18, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Citizen Kane. On Tues., June 26: Emilio Emilio and Mission Impossible II.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Doves with The Webb Brothers at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $11.25, 303/965-4827. Tues., June 19, 7 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.

Billy Idol at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $30-$35, 520-9090. Thurs., June 21, 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.

America at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $25-$40, 520-9090. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.

Yo, Flaco! and Voodoo Economics at Tulagi, Boulder. All-ages, 303/447-0095. Fri., June 22, 10 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.

Denver Gay Men's Chorus Pride Concert, at the Denver Performing Arts Center. $20, 303/893-4100. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Little Joe Y La Familia at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$22, 303/431-3939. Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Book of Love with DJ BeAnne at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12-$15, 800/965-4827. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Paul Simon and Brian Wilson at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$59.50. Sun., June 24, 6:30 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.

The Cult with Stabbing Westward and Monster Magnet at magness Arena, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Tues., June 26, 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.

Aaron Carter with The A*Teens, No Authority and Leslie Carter at magness Arena, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Wed., June 27, 7 p.m.

Guided by Voices at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Wed., June 27, 8 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.

Planes Mistaken for Stars, Strike Anywhere, Deadlock Frequency and The Gravity Index at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. All-ages. 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.

Faster Pussycat with LA Guns at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $21.25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 5, 7 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.

Global Underground with Mark Lewis at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. 18+. Sat., July 7, 10 p.m.

Vans Warped Tour 2001 featuring 311, AFI, Kool Keith, Pennywise, Rancid, The Ataris, Vandals, Less Than Jake and many, many more on four stages at the Adams County Fairgrounds, Brighton. $24.75, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 8, 11:30 a.m.

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

Pat Benetar at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 8 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.

Cradle of Filth with Nile at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Mon., July 16, 7 p.m.

Trey Anastasio at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., July 17-18, 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.

Slum Village, Phife Dawg, Jerobi, Schoolz of Thought, Mystic and more at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. 18+. Thurs., July 19, 9 p.m.

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

Giant People with Carlos Washington at Tulagi, Boulder. $5.25, 303/447-0095. Fri., July 20, 10 p.m.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park Ski Resort. $46 single day or $82 two-day pass, 520-9090. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Sat., June 21: Sheryl Crow, Semisonic, Leftover Salmon, Ozomatli and The Radiators. On Sun., July 22: Melissa Etheridge, Sonia Dada, Joan Osborne, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise and Leo Nocentelli.

Depeche Mode with Poe at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$64.50, 520-9090. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

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

Aerosmith with Fuel at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $35-$70, 520-9090. Mon., July 23, 7 p.m.

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

The Neville Brothers with Steel Pulse at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $37.50, 800/965-4827. Tues., July 24, 8 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.

Wotapalava featuring Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell, Rufus Wainwright and Magnetic Fields plus more at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $33-$57, 520-9090. Tues., July 31, 5:30 p.m.

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

Yes with the Yes Symphony Orchestra at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $22.50-$82.50, 520-9090. Sun., Aug, 5, 7:30 p.m.

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

Stevie Nicks at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$75, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

Barenaked Ladies with The Proclaimers and Sarah Harmer at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$47, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 10.

blink 182, New Found Glory and Midtown at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

Allman Brothers Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 12, 7 p.m.

Lloyd's Blues Music Fest featuring BB King, Buddy Guy, John Hiatt & the Goners, Tommy Castro and The Groove Hawgs at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$52, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 14, 5 p.m.

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

Mick Taylor with Preacher Boy at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $16.25, 800/965-4827. 21+. Wed., Aug. 15, 7:30 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.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$39, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 pm.

Backstreet Boys with Shaggy at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Glam Slam Metal Jam featuring Poison, Warrant, Quiet Riot and Enuff Z'Nuff at Fiddler's Green, Englewood 419-$33, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/447-0095. Fri., Aug. 24, 10 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks XV featuring Burning Spear, Yellowman, Dave Wakeling, Mutabaruka, Wailing Souls, Mighty Diamonds, Worl-a-Girl and Judge Roughneck at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $35.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, noon.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band featuring Sheila E. Rodger Hodgson, Ian Hunter, Greg Lake and Howard Jones at Fiddler's Green. Englewood. $22.50-$62.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

King Sunny Ade at 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.

Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

matchbox twenty with Train at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $3-$44, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

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

special events

Royal Western Days at the Royal Gorge. Featuring champion roper, bull whip artist and fancy gun spinner Kalvin Cook, Wild West shootouts, Native American Dancers, live music by Southern Express and the Rockin' M Western Band, face painting. At the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon City, 888/333-5597. Sat.-Sun., June 16-17, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Spiritual Adventure: Bringing Wisdom & Heart Into Everyday Life, a three-day conference presented by the Omega Institute and the Naropa Institute in Denver. Features more than 40 lectures and experiential workshops. Speakers include Deepak Chopra, M.D., Ram Dass, James Van Praagh, Loretta LaRoche and many more. Registration info, 303/845-266-4444. Fri.-Sun., July 27-29.

Palisade Peach Festival, in Palisade, CO, 10 miles east of Grand Junction. Celebrate the harvest with fresh peach ice cream, a parade, music, barbeques, recipe competitions, peach eating contest, Big Peach Beauty and Grouch competitions and more. Details, 970/464-7458. Aug. 16-18.

Sports

Duran-Camacho II, World Champion Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran vs. Hector "Macho" Camacho in a boxing match at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$150, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 6 p.m.

theater

2 in 1 by Buntport Theater Company, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sat., through June 23, 8 p.m.

Quixote at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8, 720/946-1388. Sundays, through June 24, 8 p.m.

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. Through June 24.

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. through June 30.

Fin at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sun., July 5-22, 8 p.m.

Silly Cow by Germinal Stage Denver. $11-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Through July 8.

Aladdin and the Glass Slipper, a children'd theater program at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5.50, 303/431-3939. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m., Noon, and 7 p.m. Through Aug. 2.

Acme X, the 10th comedy revue by the ACME Comedy Players at the Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 303/758-4722. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., through Aug. 18.

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