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Art Shows and Galleries

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.

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 29.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Strata Various, a mixed media landscape exhibit, through Aug. 19. Also, traditional Japanese paintings by Aki May in the Avenue Gallery, through July 28.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring current works by Randall May, through June. Also, metal sculpture by Santiago Fontanova and Edie Nelson, ongoing. Salute to the Armed Services, works by 100 artists, through July 31. Opening reception with food and live music: Fri.-Sun.,July 27-29 5-8 p.m.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Mostly Black and White, pottery, clay and photography by Greg Marshall, Cris Pulos and Arlene Wood, through Aug. 21. Opening reception: Fri., July 27, 6-8 p.m.

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

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.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Society of Layerists in Multimedia show, through Aug. 3.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring original oil painting by Kazuko Stern, through Aug. Opening reception: Sun., Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring Along the Way, oil on clay and colored pencils by Deb Komitor, through Aug. 1.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring paintings concerning the environment by Lenore McKerlie and photographs by the members of Circle of Confusion through Oct. 29.

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.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Summer exhibition theme: Customized & Converted: The Art of the Automobile. Featuring Low 'N' Slow: The Art of the Low Rider, in Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 11. Resurrected: The VW Series, in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 18. Speedster Bodies: Celebrating the Hot Rod, through Aug. 4. Full Service: A Closer Look at the Filling Station, in the 3rd floor Foyer Gallery, hrough Aug. 18. Car Toons: The Art of Automobile Cartooning, in the 2nd floor Foyer Gallery, through Aug. 18. Converted: Art Inspired by Car Culture, in the White Gallery, through Aug. 25.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Sketch an Etch, a juried show of prints and etched materials, Aug. 7-31. Opening celebration: Fri., Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring American Athletes, sports photography by Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, until August.

Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Featuring Celebrating the American Way, watercolors by Gary Ekland, through Aug. 2.

art events and programs

European Masterpieces Day Trips, from the Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale, to the Denver Art Museum to see European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the Nation Gallery of Victoria, Australia. $65-$75 includes lunch and admission. Sign up early by calling Laura 634-5581 ext. 357. Tues., Aug. 7, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chalk It Up! Chalk Art Contest in Fountain Creek Regional Park. Chalk, chalk paint and block provided. Registration: 10-10:45 a.m. Drawing begins at 11 a.m. and ends at noon. Free, 520-6978. Also features lunch and family games. Sat., July 28.

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 29, Aug. 12 and 26.

call for entries

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

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

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.

clubs & organizations

Colorado Springs Sustainable Living Coalition meeting at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St.. Featuring Udgar Parson presenting a program on the Growing Dome. Thurs., July 26, 578-7088.

Pikes Peak Region NOW (National Organization for Women) meeting at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Bring your enthusiasm, ideas, and a friend. Refreshments will be served. Details, 475-3089. Tues., July 31, 6 p.m.

Junior League Membership Information Nights. Learn about the area' oldest organization for women. Reservations: 632-3855. On Tues. Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30: at the Penrose Library Community Room.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from 5-9 p.m. at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting: Aug. 6.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Inc. (SMMUG), meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (novices meet at 6) at the Disabled American Veterans building, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. For information call Lynn Poos 719-599-4528 or visit

www.smmug.org. Next meeting: Aug. 8.

health & healing

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 1: Tai Chi classes. On Thursdays at 10 a.m., beginning Aug. 2: Yoga for Beginners.

American Cancer Society programs at the Oncology Clinic, 320 E. Fontanero, Suite 200. 636-5101. Featuring the free I Can Copy program, for cancer patients and their families. Held for four consecutive Thursdays from 5:15-7:15 p.m. On Aug. 9: Communicating Concerns and Feelings.

Peripherial Neuropathy Support Group meeting the first Thursday of the month in the Multi Use room at View Pointe Apartments, 555 S. Rockrimmon Blvd. Details: June Jordon, 532-0840 or the Lumpkins, 633-7651. Next meeting featuring guest speaker Judy Rogers, Wellness Consultant from Nikken, Inc.: Aug. 2.

senior programs & activities

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.

The 2001 Yellow Book, a directory of over 600 senior services in El Paso, Teller and Park counties, is available at public libraries, senior centers, and the Senior Information and Assistance Center at 15 S. 7th St. Call 471-2096 for more.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

Volunteer opportunities

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence seeking professional volunteers to assist with administrative duties. Experience with computers, filing and answering phones preferred. Call Doreen at 633-1462.

Volunteer literacy tutors needed to help adult students through the Pikes Peak Library District. Next free 16-hour training session at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.: Aug.7, 9, 13, and 15. Volunteers also needed to be "Talk English!" group facilitators and conversational aides, computer lab aides, and "BookTalk" presenters for the Adult Literacy Program. For more information or to volunteer, call the Adult Literacy Office at 531-6333, x2223 or x2224.

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


Film & Video

Run Lola Run at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. July 31: The Maltese Falcon.

The Burning Times, a historical account of a time in the Middle Ages when millions of women in Europe were systematically killed. $12, includes dinner and admission for a guest. RSVP to 389-1085. Presented by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners at New England Financial Services, 7350 Campus Dr., 3rd floor. Thurs., Aug. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Learning

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 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Pollen Grains in the Ancient Wind. On Sat., July 28, 1-3 p.m.: Pioneer Women Homestead Days Celebration. On Sat., Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Celebrating the Earth: Folkstories, Experiences and Activities, a storytelling workshop. On Sun., Aug. 5, 1 p.m.: Eating the Meadow.

Get Lost... Not! Orienteering Program, in two parts at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, and Palmer Park. Learn how to use a map and compass to find your way. Sign up for one or both sessions; equipment provided. For ages 10 and up. Reservations required, 578-7088. Sat.-Sun., July 28-29.

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. Mon.-Tues, July 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Literary Events

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

Waking the Sleeping Prince: Not Just Writing but Writing Well workshop by poet Andrea Hollander Budy, in the Mail Gallery at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Avenue. Free but reservations required 685-5206. Sat., July 28, 10 a.m.

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

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

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 Aug. 5: Kent Haruf and Geoff Becker.

Bob Norris signing The Cowboy and His Elephant at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.

Stephen E. Ambrose signing and discussing The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B24s Over Germany, at Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Rd. Free, tickets required. Available at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Syd Masters & the Swing Riders at the Black Rose open stage, at the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup & Black Forest roads. 278-2108. Fri., July 27, 7:30 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.

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 at 7:30 p.m. $2-$4, 278-8108. Next showcase: Aug. 12 featuring Joe Uveges, Rebecca Massey, Rick Stahl and others.

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

Trent Ellis, organist and choir master at St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church performing works y Bach, Couperin, Franck, Lemmens, Alain and more. Free will offering. At First Christian Church, Cascade and Platte. Sun., July 29, 3 p.m.

jazz & swing

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.

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.: the Dave Innis Quartet, Antler's Park.

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

Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Festival for Music Composition at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. For students grades K through 12. Topics include Mechanics of Composition, structure, writing for strings, instrumentation and orchestration and composition performance. Registration: Len Rhodes at 635-1561. Fri.-Sat., July 27-28.

Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Fourth Annual Musicfest at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring the Mamma Jamm Blues Band with JoAnne Taylor, the Queen of the Blues. Also featuring comedians Nancy Norton and Bob Smith. $12-$40, 444-0884. Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

Kathy Crook presenting a country/gospel concert at Christ Chapel of Southern Colorado, 711 W. Arroyo, Pueblo. 719/547-1409. Sun., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.

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Scene Stealer, performances incorporating Broadway, costumes and more by the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium students In Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10 per act, 389-6607. Act I: grand opera, operetta and Broadway, Fri. Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Act II: compilation of staged, costumed scenes, Sun., Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Act III: Broadway and opera scenes, Wed., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Eyerot with Mystic Rose and Iron Kind at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 520-0980. Thurs., July 26, 8:30 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.

Mezcla at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. 687-0625. Fri., Aug. 3, 69 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.


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 25: Steve McGrew. Aug. 1: Lif Skyving.

Dance

Fifth annual Esther Geoffrey Young Dancers Scholarship Competition, open to ages 10-18 and focusing on jazz dance. At Ormao Dane Studion, 128 N. Nevada Ave. Details, 630-7434. Tues., July 31, 2 p.m.

River North Chicago Dance Company as part of the Colorado Springs Dance Thetaer's Summer Festival, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: 520-7469. Wed., Aug. 1, 8 p.m.

Theater

All's Well That Ends Well, by UCCS TheaterWorks. $16-$18 guarantees you a seat, free seating will be available on a first come first served basis, 262-3232. At the Penrose House, July 27-28.

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 27-28, 8 p.m.

Guys and Dolls, Jr., performed by the Youth Actors Workshop at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., July 27-28, 8 p.m. Sun., July 29, 2 p.m.

Things to Say at the Smokebrush Caberet, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $10, 444-0884. Sat., Aug. 11, 7 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.

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, run indefinitely.

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

Honesty Always Wins, an audience participation-style comedy western melodrama followed by a vaudeville-style olio show at Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $22.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $12, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.

announcements

Star Bar Players holding auditions for Lend Me a Tenor at the Lon Chaney Theater in the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Four men and four women, ages 20-50, needed. Auditionees will be reading from the script and tenor auditionees will be expected to sing a capella. Details: call 573-7411 or email

jcanz@hotmail.com. Mon.-Tues., Aug. 6-7, 6:30-9 p.m.


Recreation

Third Annual Grand Prix Runners Roost Classic 10K following the Santa Fe Trail along Monument Creek from Tiffany Square. Cash prizes. Register at Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou; online at or at the race. Sat., July 28, 7 a.m.

Race for the Cure, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 5K walk/run to raise funds for beast cancer research, treatment and education. At the Air Force Academy. $15-$20 with pre-registration, 476-1675. Sun., Aug. 12.

Adult Indoor Soccer League now registering teams and individuals for Men's, Womens' and Co-ed divisions for all levels. Call 637-3695 or visit the Colorado Springs Sports Center, 2450 Canada Dr.

http://www.letsplay.com.

Weekend hikes with Vegetarians of Colorado Springs. First Sunday of the month rated easy and each Sunday hike gets progressively harder. Open to the whole family. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Call Finesse, 227-7303.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 2.5 miles south of Highway 24 on Teller Road. Offering a visitor center, trails, ranger programs, petrified trees, detailed plant and insect fossils. Open year-round. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April. Call 719/748-3253.

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.

Manitou Springabouts, a walking tour of the famous springs of Manitou. Free, 685-4205. Bring a cup, walking shoes and meet at Hygea, the Manitou Town Clock, at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Saturdays, through Labor Day.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Calgary Cannons: Thurs., July 26, 12:35 p.m. Fri., July 27, 7:05 p.m.

Vintage Baseball Game, played the way it was following the Civil War, at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods at 30th St. Game will be followed by a dance. Free. Details, 578-6777. Sun., July 29, 1 p.m.

National Little Britches Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Mon.-Sat., July 30-Aug. 4.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 8-12.


Special Events

A Muse A Maze, an interactive audio and visual journey through discovery. Be a participant and a viewer. At the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $1, 444-0884. Through July 28, noon to 4 p.m.

Lammas (First Harvest) Ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans in the Grove at Monument Valley Park. $1 suggested donation. To be held on July 30 if bad weather. For directions, call 800/731-2650. Sun., July 29, 6:30-9 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.

Sentimental Journey WWII B-17G Bomber, the most fully restored "flying fortress" in the world, plus the only flying German Heinkel He-111 on display at the old Colorado Springs Airport, 5750 E. Fountain Blvd. Presented by the Arizona Wing of the Confederate Air Force. Rides on the Sentimental Journey available for $350 (she costs $2000 per hour to fly) with reservations, 602/538-5675. The rare planes will be displayed from noon to dusk on Mon., July 30. Also, from 9 a.m. to dusk, July 31-Aug. 2.

General Palmer Day honoring Colorado Springs' founder, at the pavilion south of the swimming pool in Monument Valley Park. Features ice cream and lemonade, and several long-time residents will share their memories. Bring a picnic lunch! Free. Details, 262-3175. Tues., July 31, 6-8 p.m.

Pridefest 2001, hosted by the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center. This year's theme is 20 Years of Pride Under the Peak: A Mardi Gras Celebration. On Fri., Aug. 3, 9 p.m.: Pride Kick-Off at Hide 'n' Seek, 513 W. Colorado Ave. $5. On Sat., Aug. 4: Musicfest (see listing below). On Sun., Aug., 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: festival and parade at Acacia Park, Tejon and Platte. Features food, drink, live entertainment, vendors, guest speakers and more. Details, 471-4429

Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Fourth Annual Musicfest at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring the Mamma Jamma Blues Band with JoAnne Taylor, the Queen of the Blues. Also featuring comedians Nancy Norton and Bob Smith. $12-$40, 444-0884. Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

61st Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade downtown beginning at Tejon and St. Vrain, heading south to Colorado and returning north up Cascade. Wed., Aug. 8, 10 a.m.

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

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City (also features craft fair): Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 13. At Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 29. At Acacia Park: Mondays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 1. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 27.


Youth & Family Events

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., July 21: 8-9:30 a.m.: Bear Creek Bird Walk. On Sat., July 28, 10-11:30 a.m.: Wildflowers of the Foothills. On Sat., July 28, 1-2 p.m.: Bighorns of Colorado.

Programs at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Fees vary. Reservations required, 578-6146. On Fri., July 27, 1:30 p.m.: Hummingbirds: the Smallest Flying Machine. On Sat., July 28, 11 a.m.: What Is That Flower?

Florissant Fossil Beds Junior Ranger Program, featuring fun, educational programs for kids of all ages. Most programs begin at 1 p.m. and last about 45 min. Free. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. On Sat., Aug. 4: Stream Studies. On Sun., Aug. 5: Fighting Wildfires. On Sat., Aug. 11: Wild Animals. On Sun., Aug. 12: Raptors mini-seminar. On Sat., Aug. 18: Make Like an Ant and Find Your Own Fossil! On Sun., Aug. 19: Forest Treasure Hunt.

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.

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

Children's Storytime every Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free. Stories and readers vary, call 637-8282 for details.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. 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

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.

comedy

Jeff Dunham, the guy with the jalapeo "on a steek", at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Wed., Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

Jamie Foxx at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $39.75-$44.75, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 31, 8 p.m.

Margaret Cho at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $27.50-$45, 520-9090. Fri., Sept 28, 8 p.m.

film

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movies roll at 9 p.m. On Tues., July 31: Denver Brass & Bagpipes and Braveheart.

literary events

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.

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.

rock, pop & blues

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, 303/447-0095. 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.

King Crimson at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $33.50, 303/443-3399. Thurs., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

Tool with King Crimson at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$45, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.

NedFest: the Nederland Music & Arts Festival, in Nederland, CO. On Sat., Aug. 4: Merl Saunders & His Funky Friends, Yonder Mountain String Band, BluegrAcid 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 and Band 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.

Particle at Tulagi, Boulder. $5.25, 303/447-0095. Wed., Aug. 8, 10 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.

David Byrne at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$28, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 12, 7:30 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.

Watcha Tour 2001 featuring Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, La Ley, Maldita Vecindad, Kool Keith, Dover, and El Otro You at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $28-$32, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 15, 6 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.

Baaba Maal at Chautaqua Auditorium, Boulder. $22-$26.50, 303/440-7666. Wed., Aug. 15, 8 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.

Bob Dylan at Telluride Town Park. $39.50, 520-9090. Mon.-Tues., Aug. 20,-21, 7 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.

Ween, Galactic, Tenacious D and Robert Walter's 20th Congress at Red Rocks, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 24, 5 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.

Caberet Diosa at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 p.m.

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. 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. $20-$22, 520-9090. 16+. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

The funky Meters and Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25-$30, 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.

Yonder Mountain String Band CD release party at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. Thurs., Sept. 27, 9 p.m.

Dusty Drapes & Dusters at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

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

Jane Olivor at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $28.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7 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.

Florissant Heritage Days Celebration, featuring an extensive prorgam about the area's Ute Indians, and their ancestors will visit sacred sites and perform traditional dances. Also featuring Homestead Days, a pancake breakfast, tours, arts and crafts, reenactments and more. In Florissant, CO, 35 miles west of the Springs on Hwy. 24. Most events centered at the old schoolhous, at the County Road #31 and Wildhorn Rd. Sat.-Sun., July 28-29.

Train the Trainers: Journey to a Hate-Free Millenium, an intense 2-day seminar to provide educators with practical tools to address hate in the classroom. For details visit

http://www.newlightmedia.org or email

training@newlightmedia.org. In Denver, Sat.-Sun., Aug. 4-5.

theater

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare -- Abridged, by the Prairie Players, at the Salida Steam Plant, Sackett & G Street. 719/530-0933. Fri.-Sat., July 27-28, 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.

Damn Yankees presented by the Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League at the Space Theater, Denver. $20, 520-9090. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 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. Through 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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