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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Oils by Daniel Breckenridge, through July 22.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

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 Explorations in Color, new watercolors by Maria Paca and Barbara Rotzoll, through Sept. 15.

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. Strata Various, a mixed media landscape exhibit, July 20-Aug. 19. Opening reception: Fri., July 20, 5-8 p.m. Also, traditional Japanese paintings by Aki May in the Avenue Gallery, through July 28.

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.

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. Opening reception: Fri., June 29, 6-8 p.m.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring paintings by Irma Thaler. Also, photograhs by Dennis Terry, including one of Robert Kennedy a month before his death. through July 31.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring A Touch of Nature, pastels, pen and ink by Susabette Meister, through July.

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.

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 Canvas and Steel, paintings by Magdalina and sculpture by Edie Nelson, through Aug. 31.

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.

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.

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, through Aug. 2.

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.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring the farewell show and sale of the works by Jason Chase, July 20-21. Reception: Fri., July 20, 6-8 p.m. Everything 20% off. Also, photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Runs indefinitely.

art events and programs

Papercrete Workshops in Manitou Springs on Sundays, 1-5 p.m. $20 for the first workshop, $10 for repeats. Learn to make building block molds, castings, sculptures and more. For reservations call Roni Chernin 685-9212.On July 15 and 29, Aug. 12 and 26.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., July 23. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.

call for entries

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.

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

announcements

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade seeking cowboys and cowgirls, rancheros, mountain men, ropers, riders, dancehall girls, sod busters, square dancers, cardsharps, cavalrymen, desperados, sharp shooters, bronco busters and other bands and groups to participate in the 61st Annual parade, downtown on Aug. 8, 10 a.m. Call 635-8803 to sign up.

Donations accepted for the Ellicott tornado victims, by the Salvation Army. Drop off food, clothing and furniture at 501 S. Weber, or in the trailers at the Safeway at Circle and Galley or behind the store at 103 N. Circle. Large donations may be picked up by calling 473-6161 ext. 112. Send cash donations to: Ellicott Tornado Victims, the Salvation Army Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 9947, Colorado Springs, CO 80932.

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 Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lovell Gulch Hike.

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: July 16.

Pro-Choice Coalition of Colorado Springs holding it's quarterly meeting All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon. Featured speaker: D-11 School Board member Karen Teja discussing "Sex Education in School District 11". Tues., July 16, 7 p.m.

Democratic Club Dinner featuring Roman Tafoya, Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, speaking about the Hispanic Chamber and its goals. At Bambino's, 2849 E. Platte Ave. RSVP to Mark Entrekin, 548-8798. Thurs., July 19, 6-8 p.m.

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.

Balancing Stress and Health, a seminar on regaining health through stress management at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd., Thurs., July 19, 7-9 p.m. Also at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Tues., July 24, 7-9 p.m. Details, 531-6333 ext. 1204.

Free confidential HIV Testing and STD screening at the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Center, 125 N. Parkside. Sponsored by the Southern Colorado AIDS project and the El Paso County Health Department. Mon., July 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Informational workshops: Mon., July 16, 5:30-7 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Ice Cream Social with musician Marla Jones performing the music of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Cole Porter and more at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Fri., July 13, 1:30 p.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.

Seven rails of Colorado, an Elderhostel fall field studies program taking passengers the Colorado's most beautiful landscapes on the Cumbres & Toltec scenic Railroad, the Durango & Silverton Naroow Gauge and more. Also included is a trip to the Great Sand Dunes and San Juan Mountains. Eight-night program includes modern lodging, all meals, transportation and special tours. Call 970/491-7377. Next departure date: July 18. Program runs through Oct.

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

Art, Creativity and Craft Classes at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Includes Embossed cards, oil painting, porcelain doll making, quilting, woodcarving and Creating the Story of Your Life. Times and fees vary, details. 520-6471.

Volunteer opportunities

Pikes Peak Library District seeking Community Event Representatives to staff booths at upcoming events for 3-4 hours per shift. Must have excellent communication skills. Call 531-6333 ext. 1251 for details. Also seeking teens to be summer reading buddies and reading club assistants. Commitment of one to two 45-min. sessions with your buddy required. Call 531-633 Ext. 1251.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe and sober living environment in a home-like setting for women in early recovery from substance abuse needs volunteers for administrative, research, evaluation, house and activity aides. Open to women only; familiarity with 12-Step programs desirable. Email: FCVolunteers@bigfoot.com or call Tricia at 685-3401 or Pauline at 227-8688. Please leave name, phone number and address and information will be mailed to you.

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

Head Start Preschool Program seeking volunteers to spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply, there is no minimum commitment of hours. Call 635-1536, ext. 233.

Care and Share Food Bank seeking volunteers to help with promotions, graphic design, development, clerical work, food pickup and delivery, photography, special events help, research, data entry and warehouse work. Call Jordan Isreal, 528-1247.

www.careandshare.org .

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

Silver Key Senior Services seeking people to help drive local elderly persons to the grocery store, the bank, doctor, etc. Invest just four hours a week or month and don't pay a penny for your gas! Call Diane at 632-1521.

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)

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

karenweber@elpasoco.com.

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Community Connection desk at the American Cancer Society offices, 1445 N. Union Blvd. Suite B100. Volunteers direct cancer patients and family members to community services and agencies providing assistance. Call 636-5101.

First Visitor seeking volunteers to visit expectant and new parents, help promote care-giving, good maternal and child health and to link families with other community resources. Full training and support provided. Call Nancy Barrows, 444-4504.

The Probation Victim Assistance Program seeks caring volunteers to assist in victim notifications, victims' rights education and the victim/offender mediation process. Call Stephanie, 329-7006.

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

The Wolf Rescue Center seeking volunteers for various tasks, from computer work to helping with daily tours. Call Darlene at 748-8683.


Film & Video

Great Literature Film Screening and Lecture Series. Discussions in Armstrong Hall room 348, screenings in Max Kade Theater on the Colorado College Campus. Christ Stopped at Eboli: discussion on Tues., July 17, 6 p.m. screening on Wed., July 18, 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 Fri., July 20, 1:30 p.m.: The Patriot.


Learning

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. Fri., July 13, 5-9 p.m. and July 14, 1-5 p.m.

Pet Summer Safety Seminar at any local PetsMart. Learn how to avoid heatstroke and sunburn. Details, 877/4-PETsMART. Sat., July 14, 1-2 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.

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 Sun., July 15, 1-3 p.m.: What's a Fossil? On Sun., July 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: On the Cripple Creek Mineral Trail, featuring a tour to a mining operation. On Sun., July 22, 1-5 p.m.: Weeds Versus Wildflowers.

True Grit: Surviving the Dust Bowl in Eastern Colorado, an award-winning program by Dayna Jenkins, at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Free. RSVP to 578-7088. Thurs., July 19, 7-8 p.m.

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.

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 Commission. Call Esther Kisamore at 632-6189. Thurs.-Fri., July 19-20, or Mon.-Tues, July 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lost on Everest: New Information on Mallory & Irvine, the World's Greatest Climbing Mystery, a slide show and talk with mountaineer Jake Norton at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $7-$10, 634-5581. Fri., July 20, 6 p.m.


Literary Events

Spiritual Gateways book discussion class meeting on the second Saturday of the month in the reading room at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. For information call Linda or Kery at 495-1096. Next meeting: July 14.

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.

Sunday Afternoons at Stewart House, summer reading events presented by Colorado College at Stewart House, 1228 Wood Ave., at 4 p.m. Reservation required; call Kristine Castro at 389-6653. On July 15: Kent Nelson and Felecia Caton Garcia. On July 22: CC Professor Jane Hilberry and Colin Chisholm.

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.

Richard Rhinehart and David Harris signing Colorado Caves: Hidden Worlds Beneath the Peak, at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E., 637-8282. Thurs., July 19, 7 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 July 24: Plainsong, by Kent Haruf.

Christine Goff signing Death of a Songbird at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E, 637-8282. Fri., July 27, 5:30 p.m.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

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.

choral

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble led by Debra Jenkins Teske in a cappella Renaissance polyphony in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Thurs., July 19, 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 18, 6:30 p.m.: The Marv Smith Combo, Mountain Shadows 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.

miscellaneous

Fifth Annual New Music Symposium at Colorado College in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. The Quattro Mani piano duo, the DaVinci Quartet, CC's Bowed Piano Ensemble, Paul Nagem, flute, Daryll Stevens, clarinet, Robert Patterson, horn, Peter Cooper and David Colson, percussion, and Victoria Clamp, soprano, will perform works by contemporary composers, including Samuel Adler, Ofer Ben-Amots, David Colson, David Crumb and Yuval Shak'ed. Composers' panel, 2 p.m.; concerts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 21. Also, Sun., July 21, 3 p.m. Free, 389-6607.

rock, pop & blues

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 ; 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.

REO Speedwagon at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $15-$26, 576-2626. Thurs., July 19, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Saliva, Stereomud, Systematic and Adema at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12.50, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Mon., July 23, 7 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.

Morbid Angel at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., July 28, 9 p.m.

Deke Rivers as Elvis at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Proceeds benefit low income school kids. All-ages. Sun., July 29, 6 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.

Krisiun 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.

Erika Luckett at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. 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

Submissions sought for the Colorado Drinkin' and Twangin' Compilation, a Big Bender Records recording featuring Colorado country, alt-country, bluegrass, hybrid-grass and twang-rock bands singing about drinking. Bands and songwriters can send their best tunes to Marty Jones, P.O. Box 13380, Denver, CO 80201. Deadline: June 30.

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 Wednesday through Sunday. Also, 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 11: Milo Tremley aka James Lee Reeves. July 18: Keith Stubbs.

Dance

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 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. 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., 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, through July 25, 8 p.m. $16-$18 guarantees you a seat, free seating will be available on a first come first served basis, 262-3232.

Portrait of Choice by Chip MacEnulty, premiered at the Tri-lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., July 20-21 and 27-28, 8 p.m.

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

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.

Black Forest Section 16 Hike with Trails, Open Space and Parks. A four-mile loop lasting about two hours. Reservations required, 633-6884. Sat., July 14, 9 a.m.

Garden of the Gods Night Programs. Free. Reservations required, 634-666 ext. 1001. On Tuesdays: Bat Walk, preceded by short video. Bring a flashlight, jacket and sturdy shoes. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Prairie Falcon Walk, with Naturalists Cliff and Jane Eisenach. Bring binoculars or use the spotting scope. 6 p.m. Thursdays: Colorful Characters. Meet some of the people who have left their mark on the park. Actors will portray Gen. William Palmer, Katherine Lee Bates and The Bloomer Girl on the north terrace of the visitor center (weather permitting). 5 p.m.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Omaha Golden Spikes: Sat.-Sun., July 14-15, 1;35 p.m. Against the Calgary Cannons: Mon.-Thurs., July 16-19, 7:05 p.m. Against the Edmonton Trappers: Fri.-Sat., July 20-21, 7:05 p.m. Sun., July 22, 1:35 p.m. Mon., July 23, 7:05 p.m.


Special Events

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.

Fancy Dance to benefit the ARC and Bethphage at the Antler's Adam;s Mark Ballroom, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $7.50 or $12 per couple. Reservations required, 633-4601. Formal dress. Fri., July 14, 7-10 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.

Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous, featuring an auction and 28 instructors offering 76 classes. Throughout Creede. For details call Ivan or Fran Vanaken, 719/658-1029. Sat.-Fri., July 14-20.


Youth & Family Events

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., July 14, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Palatable Plants & Edible Insects. On Sat., July 21: 8-9:30 a.m.: Bear Creek Bird Walk.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. 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. On Sat., July 21, 9-10:30 a.m.: Logs, Frogs and Polliwogs.

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.

Inside/Out Youth Group, fostering a community that nurtures the development of a positive sexual identity in all adolescents, especially young homosexual, bisexual and transgendered people. Meeting at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside, every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by recreation at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to youth ages 14-22. Details, 328-1056.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

film

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movies roll at 9 p.m. On Tues., July 10: Opie Gone Bad and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. On Mon., July 16: Nina Storey and From Here to Eternity. On Mon., July 23: Manuel Molina y su Sonido 2000 and La Bamba. On Tues., July 31: Denver Brass & Bagpipes and Braveheart.

literary events

Ridley Pearson reading from and signing Parallel Lies at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Thurs., July 19, 7:30 p.m.

Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity, reading from and signing How to Be Good at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free, tickets available at 6:30. Fri., July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Walter Mosley, reading from and signing Fearless Jones at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free, tickets available at 6:30. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Paul Collins discussing and signing Banvard's Folly: thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Mon, July 16, 7:30 p.m.

Todd Balf presenting a slide show and signing The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-La at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Tues., July 17, 7:30 p.m.

Gregory Hinton reading from and signing Cathedral City at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Wed., July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Eartha Kitt discussing and signing Rejuvenate! It's Never Too Late at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Mon, July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Recreation

Desert Sun Half Iron, a triathalon and duathalon featuring a 1.2 mile lake swim, 56 mile bike rdie and 13.1 mile run at Highland Lake State Park, near Grand Junction. Registration: 970/241-6786 or www.sportsconnection.net. July 15.

62nd Annual Elam Classic Rocky Mountain Open Golf Tournament, played at Lincoln Park and Tiara Rado Golf Courses. 275 pro and amateur players compete for a $75,000 purse. Details, 970-242-8085. Aug. 23-26.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Space Team Electra, Unsound and The Ignition Tour (slam poets) at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $7, 303/380-2333. 21+. Fri., July 27, 8 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.

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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.

Cowboy Junkies at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25-$27.50, 520-9090. 16+. Fri., Aug. 17, 8 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., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Gov't Mule featuring Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Dave Schools and Chuck Leavell at Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m. On sale: July 21, 10 a.m.

The Funky Meters and Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 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 112 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.75-$81.75, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

special events

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.

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

Macbeth, a one-man reading and performance by Cedric Liqueur, of the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the Parker Library (303/841-3503) on Fri., July 20, 7 p.m. and the Castle Rock Library (303/688-5157) on Sat., July 21, 2:30 p.m. Free, but register to reserve a seat.

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

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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