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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring fish etchings by Ramona Lapsley, through June 24. Oils by Daniel Breckenridge, through July 22. Also, Acoustic Comic Mural by Greg Freeland, ongoing.

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 The Rubber Stamp Show, a tribute to Edwin Golik Golikoff, through July 8.

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.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Quiltasia, quilt art by Ginger Muoz, Patty Joy and inviational quilters, through July 24.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring works by Tracy & Sushe Felix, through Sept. 6.

Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 719/542-3917. Featuring a ceramics show and book signing with Tom and Jean Latka, Fri., July 6, 5-9 p.m. Show through July 31.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring Along the Way, oil on clay and colored pencils by Deb Komitor, through Aug. 1. Opening reception: Thurs., July 12, 6-8 p.m.

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 Canvas and Steel, paintings by Magdalina and sculpture by Edie Nelson, July 13-Aug. 31. Opening reception: Fri., July 13, 5-8 p.m.

Poor Richard's, 324 1/2 N. Tejon. Children to Cosmology, works by Denise Rodgers Vosburgh, through July 12.

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. Opening reception: Fri., June 8, 6-8 p.m.

Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring metal sculpture by Edie Nelson at the outdoor cafe, through July 8.

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.

Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Featuring Celebrating the American Way, watercolors by Gary Ekland, June 24-Aug. 2. Opening reception: June 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 July 7: Mel, Nick Neal with the Beedles.

call for entries

Commonwheel Artist's Co-op announces a shop opening for a jewelry artist. Accomplished artists should submit work to be juried by Mon., July 9, 4 p.m. For applications call 685-1008 or visit the shop at 102 Cañon Ave. in Manitou Springs.

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.

Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee seeks entries for wall exhibits for the East and Penrose Libraries. Bring five representative pieces of the meeting room of Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade, between 10 a.m. and noon, Fri., July 27. Pick up art between 5-5:30 p.m. Details, 531-6333 ext. 1202.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Miss Colorado and Miss Teen Colorado USA accepting applications for young Colorado ladies ages 14-18 and 18-26 to compete for the title and awards and scholarships. Details, 888/894-3736. Pageant will be held in Denver, Oct. 27-28.

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

clubs & organizations

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. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Jeanne Peters, 226-1552. On Sun., July 8, 9 a.m. to noon: Pikes Peak Catamount Reservoir Bike Ride. $3 toll fee. On Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lovell Gulch Hike.

health & healing

Tapestry of My Life Inner Passages Workshop, a personal experience of transformative power at Smooth Changes, 2153 Chuckwagon Rd. $69 includes all materials. RSVP to 271-6089. Sat., July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Mon., July 16, 7 p.m.: Aromatherapy. On Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Coming of Age workshop for Mothers and Daughters. On Thurs.-Fri., July 26-27, 6-9 p.m.: Mastering Massage for couples.

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.

senior programs & activities

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. Featuring UFOs on Thurs., July 12, 9:30-11:59 a.m. Where Are the Springs in Colorado Springs? On Mon., July 16, 9-11:59 a.m. The Springs of Manitou, a Walk on Mon., July 23, 8-11:59 a.m.

Silver Key Summer Fair in the Silver Key parking lot, 2250 Bott Ave. Features a giant garage sale, auction and food. Proceeds benefit Silver Key Senior Services. Free. Sat., July 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., July 25, 1-3 p.m., "The Art of Garnishing" with local chef Jamie Frank.

volunteer opportunities

Alpine Restoration Project at Upper South Colony Lake in the Sangre de Cristos seeks volunteers to help with week-long trail repairs, closures and restoring "social trails". Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Learn about the history of the area and get chance to climb a 14,000-foot peak. Free, most food and equipment provided. Must be in excellent physical condition. Details, 471-7736.

Out Volunteer (a project of the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado) seeking LGBT and Allied people to volunteer for community projects. Must enjoy volunteering for nonprofits and the community-at-large, and creating understanding, awareness, and positive visibility for the LGBT community. Call 471-4429 ext. 5 for details. (Leave Message)

Meals-on-Wheels seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to area elderly people for two hours each week. Call Diane at Silver Key Senior Services, 632-1521.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. July 10: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.

Great Literature Film Screening and Lecture Series. Discussions in Armstrong Hall room 348, screenings in Max Kade Theater on the Colorado College Campus. The Third Man: discussion on Tues., July 10, 6 p.m.; screening on Wed., July 11, 7 p.m.

@ the Movies, a film discussion group at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Bring VHS copies of your favorite movies cued to five minute clips. For this month's theme and details, 528-3952. Thurs., July 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m.


Learning

Medicinal Herbs of Sondermann Parks, with the Front Ranger Herbal Institute. Learn about burdock, catnip, roses and more. $5, 303/679-8290. Sat., July 7, 10 a.m. to noon.

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., July 7, 8-11 a.m.: Breeding Birds of Florissant. On Sat., July 7, 9 a.m.: The Sexual Lives of Flowers. On Sun., July 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Rocks and Minerals, featuring fundamentals, a drive and several short hikes.

SAT Strategy Session presented by the Princeton Review. For high school sophomores, juniors or seniors. Two-day session. In Denver at 3525 S. Tamerac, Suite 360 and Boulder, 1121 S. Broadway, Suite G1. Free, 800/2-REVIEW. Sat., July 7, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tues., July 10, 10 a.m. to noon.

Bring Your Family History to Life Through Social History, a presentation by Katherine S. Sturdevant and the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 632-0850. Wed., July 11, 7 p.m.

Rape Defense Classes for Women at UCCS, University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 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., July 12-13, 5-9 p.m. and July 14, 1-5 p.m.

Travel Photo Workshop, a one-day, four-hour course on travel photography (for travelers), at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, on Saturday July 14, 2001, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $79 + $10 materials fee. Registration: 719-685-1861. Other dates will be added if this date is filled.

Finding the Perfect Job in a Not-So-Perfect Market, at the East Library, 5550 Union Blvd. Learn how to uses resources, recruiters, agencies and the internet, plus how to create a good resume and improve your interviewing skills. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1204. Tues., July 17, 7-9 p.m.


Literary Events

Westfest Cowboy Poetry, at Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. (Just east of the fest) $10 at the door, 444-0884. Sat., July 7, 9 p.m.

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.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. On July 12: Oedipus the King, by Sophocles.

Poetry West Workshops, held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, usually in the park mentioned or Colorado College's Worner Center. Call Sandra McNew at 632-4374 to confirm. Free. On Sat., July 7, 9:30 a.m. "Writing on Nature" with Beth Ann Bassein, Fountain Creek Regional Park.

Round Robin on Relationships/Romance, a poetry event at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring a poetry reading my Lois Hayna, a point/counterpoint on "romance" and "relationships" with 14 local poets and an open mic. Free, 634-5581. Sat., July 14, 4-7 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.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Darryl Purpose at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $10, 268-9951. Fri., July 6, 8 p.m.

Karla Bonoff with Kenny Edwards at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $10-$15, 278-8108. Fri., July 6, 7:30 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, poetry 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.

Summer Acoustic Showcase featuring the area's 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: July 8. August 12

Ellis Paul at a house concert sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Music in Small Venues. $10. Reservations required, call Rob Gordon at 389-0719. Tues., July 17, 7 p.m.

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.

Norman Blake at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain, at Tejon. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $10-$15, 278-8108. Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer playing a house concert. $10. Reservations required; call Rob Gordon at 389-0719. Tues., Aug. 14, 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.

classical

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Faculty Concerts, in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$15, 389-6607. For complete details, visit

www.coloradocollege.edu. On Mon., July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Loeffler, Schnittke and Franck. On Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.: works by Bach, Mozart and Haydn conducted by Jos-Luis Garcia.

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Chamber Concerts in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. On Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.: Conducted by Jos-Luis Garcia with Matthew Dine, Oboe and Frank Almond, violin.

Hornpipe, featuring trumpeter Jason Pettit and organist Jospeh Galema performing works by Bach, Handel, Plog and Mussorgsky with soprano Mee-Ae Cecilia Nam at the USAFA Protestant Cadet Chapel. Free, 333-3818. Sun., July 8, 4 p.m.

Andrzej Grabiec and Timothy Hester performing a chamber concert as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Wed., July 11, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541 On July 11, 101st Army Jazz Bands, Antler's Park.

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.

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.

miscellaneous

Music-at-Midday as part of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, at 12:15 p.m. in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs.-Fri., July 5-6, and Mon.-Tues., July 9-10.

Conciertofiesta.com Regional Mexican Music Concert, at the Pueblo Riverwalk, near Main and Grande Avenues. Featuring 8 bands, including Los Cuates de Sinaloa. $10-$15, kids under 10 free. 719/542-5513. Sun., July 8, 1-10 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

New Talent Showcase featuring Tobacco Road and the Red Hot Blues Catz Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., July 6.

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.

Altan at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $16-$19, 634-5583. All ages. Wed., July 25, 8 p.m. press kit

Erika Luckett performing a house concert. $8. For reservations call 477-0172. Sun., July 8, 6 p.m. Also at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Sad Star Cafe with Looks Like Me at the Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave. $2-$4, 633-0590. Thurs., July 12, 9 p.m.

Katoorah Jane at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. Sat., July 14, 8 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.

You Call That ART? At Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 20, 8 p.m.

Maggie Jack at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

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.

Altan at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $16-$19, 634-5583. All-ages. Wed., July 25, 8 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.

Rubber Planet at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 27, 8 p.m.

Wendy Woo at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. Sat., July 28, 8 p.m.

Xiren playing Irish techno pop at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Fri., Aug. 3, 8 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.

Loverboy at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 2, 4 p.m.

music announcements

Hip-hop artists sought by southern Colorado promoter to perform and put Colorado on "the national hip-hop map". To submit demo tapes, CDs and videos call VP Productions at 597-2669.

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale holding auditions for the treble choir, ages 7 and up, and bass and tenor voices for the high school age Summit Ensemble. To make an appointment, call 633-3562. Mon., July 16, afternoon.


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 July 12: Milo Tremley aka James Lee Reeves.

Dance

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.

Colorado College Alumni Dancers performing original works choreographed by Peggy Berg in Armstrong theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., July 13-14, 8 p.m.

Theater

The Hobbit presented by Pikes Peak Youth Theatre at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. $6-$8, 578-6652. Fri.-Sat., July 6-7, 7 p.m. Sun., July 8, 2 p.m.

The Power Plays: 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, $10, 481-0475. Sat., July 7, and Fri., Sat., July 13-14, 8 p.m.

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

All's Well That Ends Well, by UCCS TheaterWorks. In the big blue tent at UCCS, 1420 Austin bluffs Pkwy, Tuesdays through Sundays, July 6-25, 8 p.m. $16-$18 guarantees you a seat, free seating will be available on a first come first served basis, 262-3232.

I Do I Do at Castaways Dinner Play House, 103 Manitou Ave. Romantic musical version of The Four Poster. $30 includes dinner. Reservations, 685-3300. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning July 12.

The Stained Glass Circus with the David Simpich marionettes at the Broadmoor Little Theater, at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. 577-5747. Through Aug. 30.

announcements

Upstart Performing Ensemble seeking actors and actresses of all ages, shapes and sizes to fill 12 male and 12 female roles during the 6th Annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival, October. No, you don't have to be gay! Casting for The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Jeffery. Bring a prepared short comedic monologue and be ready for improvs and cold readings. Details, 636-5089. Sun., July 15, 2 and 6 p.m. Mon.-Tues., July 16-17, 8 p.m.

The Theater of Others seeking four women and four men for Jocasta! Jocasta! Bring a prepared classic monologue, a current photo and a resume (if you have one). Be prepared to cold read. At The Fine Line, 701 1/2 W. Colorado Ave. 578-9579. Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Recreation

Archery Target Shoot hosted by the rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Fundraiser to purchase and maintain wildlife habitat in Colorado. Held on County Road 83 in Victor, CO. For details call 689-4044. Fri.-Sat., July 6-7.

10th Annual 5K Run for Hope at Memorial Park. Proceeds benefit Memorial Hospital Cancer Center Circle of Hope fund. Entry fee includes t-shirt: $15-$20. Details, 365-6800. Sat., July 14, 7 a.m.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Iowa Cubs: Wed.-Sat., July 4-7, 7:05 p.m. Sun., July 8, 12:05 p.m. Against the Omaha Golden Spikes: Thurs.-Fri., July 12-13, 7:05 p.m. Sat.-Sun., July 14-15, 1;35 p.m.

79th annual Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, the 2nd oldest car race in the country, on Pikes Peak Highway. 685-4400. Sat., June 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Times and ticket prices vary, call 520-6711. On July 7: Pikes Peak Supercross. On July 7-8: Peruvian Horse Show. On July 14-15: Reining show. On July 20-22: USTRC Roping.


Special Events

Coin Show featuring coins, gaming tokens ad cards at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. The Denver Mint will be handing out free quarters. Free admission. Fri., July 6, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., July 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., July 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.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.

Sixth annual Good Ol' Summertime Ice Cream Social in Soda Springs Park, at the west end of Manitou Sprtings. Features a homemade ice cream contest, games and live music. $1 per scoop, 685-5089. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

XII-Khan, a science-fiction and gaming convention at the Ramada Inn North at I-25 and Fillmore. Featuring Michael Longcor and Jerry Monks. $23 at the door, 597-5259. Fri.-Sun., July 13-15.

Cohousing Tour to Fort Collins communities, sponsored by Colorado Springs Cohousing. To RSVP call 471-6611. Sat., July 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Out of the Heavens, the 37th Gem and Mineral Show at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Featuring the 1973 Canon City meteor and a NASA Lunar specimen, plus education booths, activities, Amazonite dig, free gold panning and much more. $1.50-$3, 632-9686. Sat.-Sun., July 14-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Big Bugs at Fox Run Park, hands-on activities to learn more about bugs for kids age 5 and up. Reservations required, 520-6745. Sat., July 7, 10-11:30 p.m.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., July 7, 10-11:30 a.m.: Natural Artists, for kids ages 6-12. On Sat., July 14, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Palatable Plants & Edible Insects.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., July 7, 8-11 a.m.: Nature-Did-It-First Hike. On Sun., July 8, 2-3:30 p.m. On Fri., July 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Dr. Mike's Bag of Bugs. On Fri., July 13, 7-8 p.m.: There's No Sex Like Insects. On Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: A Big Day for Bugs.

Banana Slug String Band performing happy songs with colorful characters as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Summer Star Party with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at Fox Run Regional Park, Black Forest. Free. For reservations and directions call 520-6387. Fri., July 13, 9-11 p.m.

EcoVentures Summer Day Camp uses science and adventure to teach stewardship and sustainability of natural resources, taught by the Catamount Institute and Colorado College professors. At Aiken Canyon and the Catamount Institute in Woodland Park. For kids entering 4th and 5th grades, homeschoolers welcome. $275, scholarships available. For registration and info call Krista, 687-0929. Mon.-Fri., July 16-20.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Katy Moffett & Slaid Cleaves Band at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Sat., July 7, 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.

Timothy Britton, uilleann piper, with Matthew Heaton at EnVie, 1738 Pearl St., Boulder. Free, 303/417-1240. Mon., July 16, 8 p.m. At Fado, 1735 19th St., Denver. Free, 303/297-0066. Thurs., July 19, 8 p.m.

Swallow Hill Folk Festival Kickoff with Chuck Pyle and Pete Wernick's Live Five at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., July 20, 8 p.m.

Tenth Annual Swallow Hill Folk Festival featuring Greg Trooper and Ellis Paul, at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 Forest St., Denver. $8-$10 per day or $12-15 for a weekend pass. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 11 a.m.

Guangxi Folk Arts Ensemble from China performing on traditional Chinese instruments at First Baptist Church in Buena Vista. Details, 719/539-7030. Sat., July 21, 8 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.

The Black Family playing Celtic music at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $37.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m.

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

The Saw Doctors at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 16+. Wed., Aug. 29, 8 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

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.

Branford Marsalis at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $28-$40, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 10, 8 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.

Jazz Mandolin Project featuring Fishman at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Sat.: 21+. Sun.: 16 +. Oct. 6-7, 8 p.m.

dance

Colorado Dance Festival at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. 303/442-7666. Featuring Doug Varone and Dancers, on July 5-6, 8 p.m. July 7, 2 and 8 p.m. Martha @ the Dairy, featuring Richard Move as Martha Graham, July 12-13, 8 p.m. July 15, 2 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., July 10, 8 p.m.

Rammstein playing the KPBI Annual Wrecking Ball at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.

Fishbone at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. 16+. Wed., July 11, 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.

Chris Whitley at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. 18+. Thurs., July 12, 8 p.m.

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

Umphrey's McGee 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.

Michelle Shocked at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20-$22, 303/443-3399. 21+. Mon., July 16, 8 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.

Pete Yorn with Ours at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-0095. 21+. Wed., July 18, 10 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.

Green Day at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. All-ages. Fri., July 27, 8 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.

Jim White at Tulagi, Boulder $7.50, 303/443-0095. 21+. Mon., July 30, 8 p.m.

Jill Scott with Kindred at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $32-$35, 520-9090. 16+. 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.

NedFest: the Nederland Music & Arts Festival, in Nederland, CO. On Sat., Aug. 4: Merl Saunders & His Funky Friends, Yonder Mountain String Band, BluegrAcud Jazz All-Stars, Runaway truck Ramp, Single Malt Band, Hanuman and Blackdog (solo). On Sun., Aug. 5: Nederland Acid Jazz #290 with Dave Watts, Tye North, Ross Martin, Jamie Janover, The Slip guys and more TBA, the Charlie Hunter Quartet, the Motet, The Slip, Being Lara Maykovich, JAKA and Jamie Janover's Loop Realm. $32 or $56 for a two-day pass, 303/544-5875.

www.nedfest.com.

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

Warren Zevon at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sun., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.

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

Lucinda Williams at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. 16 +. Tues., Aug. 7, 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.

Hawg Fest with Lynryd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent and The Groove Hawgs at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $25-$30, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 13, 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.

Chuck Berry, Gary Puckett, The Tokens, The Four Tops and The Crystals at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $21-$27, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 18, 5 p.m.

Widespread Panic with David Lindley & Wally Ingram and Mix Master Mike at the Field of Dreams festival, Music Mountain Amphitheater, Larkspur. $39 or $70 for a two-day pass, 520-9090. 8 ticket limit. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 18-19, 3:30 p.m.

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

Erykah Badu with Common and Jurassic 5 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50-$45, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7 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.

So Many Roads tour featuring Ratdog, DJ Logic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Rusted Root and Keller Williams at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50, 520-9090 (ticketmaster). Sun., Aug. 26, 6 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.

MTVs TRL Tour featuring Destiny's Child, Nelly, Eve and 3LW at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.

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

Tony Bennett and k.d. lang at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32.50-$77.50, 520-9090. Tues., Spet. 11, 7:30 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 112 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.75-$81.75, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

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

Guys and Dolls at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$32, 303/431-3939. Tues.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. Through July 29.

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.

The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary art. $10-$14, 303/443-2122. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. July 19-Aug. 5.

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.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival at CU, Boulder. Featuring performances of King Lear, As You Like It, Queen Margaret (an adaptation of Henry IV, Parts I, II and III), Two Gentlemen of Verona, plus live music, readings, forums and much more. For complete schedule or ticket info call 303/492-0554. Through Aug. 25.

Ward #6 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 2-26, 8 p.m.

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