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Art Shows and Galleries

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

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring Italian Adventure, pastels of Lou de Puthod, through Aug.

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.

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 Under 100, works by various artists for sale under $100, through Aug. 26.

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, Resurrection, pastels, mixed media and installation by Bonnie Waugh in the Avenue Gallery, through Sept. 1.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring metal sculpture by Santiago Fontanova and Edie Nelson, ongoing.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by the Colorado Springs Art Guild, Harrison School District Two, High Plains Elementary, Pikes Peak Community College, Chris Weed, through Sept.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Past and Present Tents: Designing for the Out of Doors, through Sept. 2. The American Rockies: Photographs by Gus Foster, through Sept. 2. From Roots to Soaring Visions, Eric and Mary Ann Bransby, through Sept. 2.

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. Smoke and Shadow, paintings by Laura Reilly and pottery by Paul Rogers, Aug. 24-Sept. 18. Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 24, 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 photographs by Circle of Confusion. Also, exhibits from Colorado College's Taylor Museum, through Aug.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring watercolors by local artist Karen Standridge, through Aug.

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

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Nita Ball, Carl Bandy, Junco Brackin, Sharon Cupit, Dena and Patty de Benedet, Sushe Felix, Mick Gill, Deb Hager, Casey Hankin, Darlene Hardie, Emma Hutchens, Lynn Lemmon-Oliver, Michelle Loftis, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Pearl Sanchez, Donna and Claire Stier, Clyde Tullis, and Deborah Yarra.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by 35 local artists, plus a featured artist from the Colorado Springs Art Guild, through August.

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. Art History 101, a contemporary look at the historical influences by regional artists, Aug. 17-Sept. 28. ` `

Helstrom's Gallery, 712 W. Colorado Ave. 473-3620. Featuring Geisha, new ceramic sculpture by Sushe Felix. Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 17, 5-7 p.m.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring original oil painting by Kazuko Stern, through Aug.

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

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring mixed media animation sketches by Shaun Dougherty, through Sept. 12.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring works by the Pikes Peak Whittlers Club. Also, a 60-year retrospective by photographer Keith Grove, through Aug.

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 Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring The Chromatic Edge, Sept. 4-Oct. 1.

River Rock Gallery, 16 Colbrunn Court, north of Colorado Ave. between 24th and 25th Streets. Wed.-Sat., 10:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring painting, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture by over 30 artists.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Summer exhibition theme: Customized & Converted: The Art of the Automobile. Featuring Resurrected: The VW Series, in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 18. 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, through Aug. 31.

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.

The Villa at Palmer Lake, 75 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. 481-2222. Featuring works by Julie Kirkland, Cindy Tafil, and Amy O'Connor, through the summer. Additional local artists' works are welcome.

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 photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Runs indefinitely.

art events and programs

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On Aug. 18: Rick Smith with Buster Squirt. On Sat., Sept. 15: TBA.

Art and the Politics of Gender Summer Luncheon Series, featuring prominent women in the community discussing issues related to women and the arts. On the balcony and theater lounge at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $15-$20, 634-5583. On Thurs., Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mary Ellen Johnson, author and advocate of prison reform. Reserve a spot by Aug. 21, noon.

26th annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, a juried fine arts festival with 100 regional and local artists and craftspeople hosted by the Commonwheel Artists Co-Op in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park. Includes live music, entertainment, dancers and activities for children. Free. Call 577-7700 for more. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

call for entries

Colorado Springs Art Guild seeking entries for its regional juried 2001 showing. Judged by the original, no slides. $1,000 top prize. Send S.A.S.E. for prospectus to: Regional, P.O. Box 1304, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.

Gateway to the Rockies Art & Photo Competition in Aurora, CO seeking entries of two-dimensional fine art media, including photography. No classwork computer graphics, crafts or sculpture will be accepted. For a prospectus call Donovan Greene at 720/870-7105. Deadline: Sept. 7.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for Astral Bodies: An Exhibition of Cutting Edge Glass Art. Submit 3 slides per $20 entry fee, $5 per additional slide. Details, 481-0475. Deadline: Sept. 11.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Shadow Needs Surgery -- Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue needs donation to help pay for hip surgery for Shadow, an eight-month old female Siberian Husky. Shadow's owners are unable to afford the operation and so have self-fostered her, meaning they are willing to find her a new home if she can get the surgery. She is in extreme pain due to a rare hip displacement disorder. The surgery will cost $1,400, and CSABR will pay all they can, but every little bit helps. Send you donations to CSABR, Box 993, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0993, or call 260-0668 to get more info.

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., Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mt. Hermon hike near Monument, CO.

Freethinkers of Colorado Springs meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. the Police Operations Center on the corner of Rio Grande and Nevada. Details,

www.freethinkerscs.com or call 535-0320. On Aug. 22: Jerome Davis, formerly with KRCC radio, will give his impressions of the successes and failures of Colorado Springs radio broadcasting in general, and KRCC's policies and practices.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting: Tues., Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a vegetarian potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at varying members' homes and city parks. For details or club information, visit

www.vsc.org or call 388-2176. Next gathering: Sept. 9. Also taking a tour of Eden Valley Lifestyle Center on Sun., Aug. 19, noon. Call Kate at 303/300-2368 for details.

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: Sept. 12.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetiings held every second Wednesday of the month September-May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: Sept. 12.

health & healing

Uterine Fibroids and Current Treatment Options, a discussion hosted by Carla Dionne, Executive Director of the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation. At the East Library at 5550 N. Union Blvd. Details: 633-3216. Sat., Aug. 18 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Introduction to Pilates at Balanced Health Studio, 2812 W. Colorado Ave. #103. $5. Call Robin for reservations, 520-3801. Sat., Aug. 18, 9:30-11 a.m.

Meditation Seminar based on the teachings of Sant Thakar Singh at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd. Free, 888/297-1715. Sat., Aug. 25, 11 a.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 23-24, 6-9 p.m.: Mastering Massage for Couples. Beginning Aug. 28: Kick the Habit smoking cessation program.

Get the Facts... Save Your Life, a prostate cancer workshop at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Presented by the American Cancer Society, 800/ACS-2345. Sat., Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

senior programs & activities

Legal Issues Relevant to Alzheimer's Disease, featuring a panel of experienced elder law attorneys at First Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 1515 N. Cascade. Please park on street. Free. Reservations, 266-8773. Sat., Aug. 18, 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. On Tues., Aug 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Introduction to Retirement Investments. On Thurs., Aug. 23, 1-4 p.m.: Understanding Mutual Funds. On Mon., Aug. 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: A Cruise Up the Yangze River and Other China Highlights. On Tues., Aug. 28 and Thurs., Aug. 30, 9 a.m. to noon: Know Thyself by Jerry Jekel.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Thurs., Aug. 23: 1-2:30 p.m.: Magnetic and Far Infared Health Technology. On Thurs., Aug. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.: The Benefits of Chiropractic Care.

Music Through the Ages, a two-week class at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 Hancock. Learn the many facets of music history, appreciation, and understand the human voice. $5. Registration required, 385-5933. Aug. 21-28.

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., Aug. 29, 1-3 p.m.: All About Music, with Thomas Wilson, Associate Conductor of the Colorado Springs Symphony.

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.

The Fountain Valley Senior Center offers classes in art, health education, money management and more, as well as clubs, field trips and special events for all interests. Transportation, meal planning and shopping assistance available. To find out about activities, call 520-6471.

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

Fine Arts Center Docents needed to guide tours of all sizes through the galleries and exhibits and assist with other FAC activities. Use you life experience to teach others. Next training class begins Sept. 10. An informational tea will be held at the FAC to introduce interested parties to the program on Tues., Aug. 21, 9:30 p.m. To RSVP call Melinda Murphy, 634-5581 ext. 318.

CASA, a non-profit whose mission is to provide a voice in the court for children, is seeking office volunteers for various projects such as computer data entry, graphic design, special events and general office dutires. Call Rosemary, 447-9898 ext. 1006.

Business of Art Center, a non-profit community art center in Manitou Springs, seeks art lovers to lend a hand with opening receptions, special events, greeting visitors, fundraising, improving the facility and anything else that interests you. To find out more, call 685-1861.

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.

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.

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)


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. Aug. 21: Fort Apache. Aug. 28: Yellow Sky.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Fri., Aug. 17, Hearts of Darkness, a documentary about the making of Frances Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Also, Losing Touch, a short film from the Telluride Film Festival. On Fri., Sept. 21: Where's is the Friends Home? On. Fri., Oct. 19: Nosferatu.

Colorado Springs Film Society meeting and viewing Stanley Kubrick's classic Dr. Strangelove at Vanguard Church (the old Academy Station Six right off Austin Bluffs and Academy). Free, 491-0428. Mon., Aug. 27, 6 p.m.

Summer Movies for Men at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Women welcome too, of course! Free, 385-5933. On Tues., Aug 28, 1:30 p.m.: Remember the Titans.

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Fest of Animation at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 18+. $7.70, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 14-15, midnight.


Learning

The Earth and All Creatures: Endangered Species Series, featuring an overview of endangered species, their habitats and the programs that exist to protect them. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free, 531-6333. On Sun., Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m.: HawkQuest, featuring live hawks. On Sun., Aug. 26, 1-3 p.m.: In the Company of Wolves, featuring live wolves from the Wolf Rescue Center.

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., Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Wild Edible and Useful Plants with Cattail Bob Seebeck. On Sat., Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m.: Make Like and Ant. On Sun. Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m.: Night Skies for Kids.

Build a Tipi program at Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Learn how to build a traditional Native American tipi.Bring water and wear hiking boots. For ages 12 and up, must be able to cross small streams and do some physical work. Free. Reservations required, 633-5701. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to noon.

Hands on Herb Harvesting in an herb garden with the Pikes Peak Herb Association. "Take home" herbs available. $1 plus a canned good. Registration: 599-7466. Sat., Aug. 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Talk English! Practice speaking social English at these free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced learners. For details call 531-6333 ext. 2224. Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy.

West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., announcing enrollment for summer classes in art, dance, photography, health and wellness, early childhood, drama, cooking, sports, teen classes, field trips for kids and adults and much much more. Times, locations and fees vary. To receive summer brochure or for registration information, call 444-7340.

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

Photography classes at Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Includes wedding, portrait, black & White, digital photography, Photo 101 and more. Visit

www.shewmakers.com for full schedule or call 636-1696.

Chamber University, presented by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, offering classes in starting a business, marketing, e-commerce, leadership, seminars, financial and retirement planning, gaining Department of Defense contracts and more. Locations, times and fees vary. Call 575-4325 for details.

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


Literary Events

Richard J. Rhinehart and David Harris signing Colorado Caves, at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. 633-0372. Thurs., Aug. 16, 8 p.m.

Breaking into Freelance Writing, a free workshop for women, by Wendy Burt. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Registration: 262-0810. Sat., Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Literary Experience Dinners at Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave. Each dinner features dishes realted to a classic piece of literature or author, readings, skits, wine and fun. $60. For reservations call 632-8287. On Sun., Aug. 19, 6 p.m. Like Water for Chocolate, featuring quail with rose petals, crme fritters and champandongo. On Sun., Sept. 16, 6 p.m.: Shakespeare Dinner, featuring roasted leg of lamb, bread pudding and grilled squab.

Stephen E. Ambrose discussing The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B24s Over Germany, at Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Rd. Tickets required. Available at McKinzey-White Bookshop, 4201Centennial Blvd. 590-1700. Also, at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.

Writers' Workshop hosted by author Michael Cox at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free, 637-8282. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:15 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 Aug. 28: Wait Till Next Year by Doris Goodwin.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

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.

Mountain Acoustic Music Association Concert and Jam featuring Randy Zombola at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Bring your instrument to jam. $3, 687-9483. Sun., Aug. 19, 6 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.

USAF Wild Blue Country performing at Antlers Park, behind the Antlers Hotel on Sierra Madre. Free. Thurs., Aug. 23, 6 p.m.

Three Irish Chauncers at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 278-8108. Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

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

19th Annual Mountain Music Festival in Soda Springs Park at the west end of Manitou Springs. Featuring Celtic, Dulcimer and Bluegrass by Robert Force, Neal Hellman, Bonnie Carol, Coyote John Blosser and many more. Also, food, arts & crafts and massage. Free shuttle available from the Red Rocks Shopping Center at Colorado and 30th. Free, 685-5089. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 24-26.

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.

California Guitar Trio with Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $18, 444-0884. Sun., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

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

Johnny B. Connolly with Aidan Brennan at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Michael Tomlinson at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $25, 278-8108. Sun., Oct. 14, 3 p.m.

classical

The Fountain Creek Brass Band in Soda Springs Park, at the west end of Manitou Springs, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 30.

Colorado Springs Conservatory Alumni Recital with Daniel Holmes, Vocal Performance Major at Oberlin conservatory and former student. In Golf Acres Plaza, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. Free, 577-4556. Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.

USAF Band of the Rockies Concert Band performing at Antlers Park, behind the Antlers Hotel on Sierra Madre. Free. Thurs., Aug. 30, 6 p.m.

jazz & swing

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Dave Rucker Trio, Mountain Shadows Park. On Aug. 29, rain date. On Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m.: USAF Falconaires, Antler's Park.

An Intimate Evening with The Ellyn Rucker Trio at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. $10 (only 75 tickets will be sold), 578-5263. Fri., Aug. 24, 7 p.m.

A Salute to the Music of Frank Sinatra with Harry Connick, Sr. (the father of Harry Jr.) at USC Hoag Hall, Pueblo. $20, 719/543--0130. Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

USAF Falconaires performing at Antlers Park, behind the Antlers Hotel on Sierra Madre. Free. Thurs., Aug. 16, 6 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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 and BR549 at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

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

Pure Punk Tour featuring The Boils, Oxymoron, The Forgotten and Dead Empty at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 447-9797. All-ages. Tues., Aug. 21, 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.

G. Love & Special Sauce and The Motet at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

music announcements

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble holding auditions for experienced soprano, altos and tenors for the 2001-2002 season. At Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. For appointments call 577-4192. Fri., Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 25, 1-5 p.m.

Arvada Center Chorale at the Arvada Center, Denver, holding open auditions. Men especially encouraged to try out. To schedule an audition call 303/431-3080 ext. 3616. Mon.-Tues., aug. 27-28, 5-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic Orchestra auditioning for all chairs (strings, winds, brass, percussion) for the 2001-2002 season. For information call Brenda Wiley, 471-7605. Held Aug. 28.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions for 2nd oboe, violin, viola, cello and bass. Call Phyllis White, 520-1893 or Rebecca Harriosn, 540-9072 to get music and schedule an audition.

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.


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 Aug. 15: John Wesley Austin. Aug. 22: Russ Nagel.

Miscellaneous

United States Air Force Tops In Blue, the internationally-acclaimed touring entertainment group, performing at Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd. Free, 333-3241. Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19, 2 p.m.

Theater

Planet Lear at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15, 444-0884. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 16-18, 8 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19, 2 and 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 23-24, 8 p.m.

The Oracle's Mouth, a jazz comedy at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. $4-$8, group discounts available. Details, 687-5284. Aug. 17-26.

CANCELED Interstate Zero, a post-modern medicine show by Atomic Elroy at Chaos Studio, 8092 N. Weber St. $8, 634-5429. Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 23-24 and Fri.-Sat., Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 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.

Sesame Street Live: Big Bird's Sunny Day Campout at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$18, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Foriegner by TheatreWorks in Dwire Theater at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $17-$19, 262-3232. Sundays, 4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7;30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29, 2 p.m. Sept. 14-Oct. 7.

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.

Under Two Flags, an 1880's melodrama set in Europe and Africa, at Butte Opera House, Cripple Creek. $6.50-$12.50, 689-2513. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. Through Sept. 2.

announcements

Tri-Lakes Theater Group holding auditions for Lee Blessing's Eleemosynary at the Tri-Lakes Center. Three women -- ages 17-19, 35-45 and 60+ needed. Paid positions. Details: 447-1646. Sat., Aug. 18, 11-3 p.m.

Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company holding auditions for Annie Get Your Gun. All ages needed, all parts paid. Held at the Center, 30 W. Dale St. For an appointment call 634-5583. Sun., Aug. 19, 1-5 p.m.


Recreation

Escape Ride 2001 to benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. In Monument, CO. For details call 578-9092 or visit

www.escaperide.com. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 17-19.

University of Colorado Stampede, a 5000 meter run beginning and ending in North Monument Valley Park. Register at Runner's Roost, 107 E. Bijou. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 a.m.

Pikes Peak Ascent, a 13.32 mile run up the Peak as part of the Triple Crown of Running. Must be properly conditioned and at least 16 years old to participate. Registration fee: $50. More information available at www.pikespeakmarathon.org or at the Triple Crown office, 809 N. Cascade. Sat., Aug. 18, 7 a.m. (two waves).

Pikes Peak Marathon, a 26 mile footrace up and down the Peak as part of the Triple Crown of Running. Must be properly conditioned and at least 16 years old to participate. Registration fee: $50. More information available at www.pikespeakmarathon.org or at the Triple Crown office, 809 N. Cascade. Sun., Aug. 19, 7 a.m.

Eighth annual Tee Cup Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Martin Luther Homes. At the Divide at King's Deer in Monument. Registration required: 380-0451. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 a.m.

Cycle for SET Community Bike ride, a non-competitive 5, 10 or 15 mile ride through Old North End/Roswell neighborhoods to benefit low-income and underinsured residents in need of health care. $30-$35 or $70-$75 per family. Details, 328-0908. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 a.m.

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sat., Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m.: A Summer Morning Hike. On Mon., Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m.: Waxing Moon Hike.

Fifth annual Self Sufficiency Golf Tournament to benefit Colorado Springs Housing Authority. At Eisenhower Golf Course at the Air Force Academy. $130 per person includes green fees, breakfast, lunch, contests and more. For details call John, 385-5319 or Shirley, 385-5320. Fri., Aug. 31, 8 a.m.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Salt Lake City Stingers: Sat., Aug. 18, 7:05 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19, 1:35 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Aug. 20-21, 7:05 p.m. Against the Iowa Cubs: Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 23-24, 7:05 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26, 1:35 p.m.

Victor Hill Climb, an auto race up a gravel road to the American Eagles Overlook in Victor, CO. $10-$12, 634-7378. Qualifying runs: Sat., Aug. 18, 8 a.m. Races; Sun., Aug. 19, 9 a.m.

Events at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Times and ticket prices vary, call 520-6711. On Aug. 17-19: Penrose Horse Trials. On Aug. 25-26: RMDS Dressage Show. On Sept. 1-3: Super Race Barrel Racing.


Special Events

Romp in the Park at the 4 Diamond Sports Complex. To commemorate Homeless Animal Day and to benefit Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue. 260-0668 or

www.csabr.com. Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m.

Drive for a Survivor Car Show and Swap Meet in Peyton, CO, 30 miles east of Colorado Springs on Hwy. 24. To raise funds to help pay hospital expenses for a local cancer survivor. Car show participants and vendors still needed. Call 720/351-2608 (Denver number). Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Greek Festival at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church (Paseo Road at Monroe Street). Enjoy Greek culture with traditional foods, pastries, music, dancing and imports. Free, 634-5678. Sat. Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun. Aug. 19, 11 a.m. 7 p.m.

Colorado State Fair, featuring rodeos, stock shows, arts and crafts, 4-H competitions, carnival, hot rod shows and rallies 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.

Evergreen Cemetery Reenactment, featuring a walking tour and living history portrayals of General Palmer, Winfield S. Stratton, Helen Hunt Jackson, Bob Womack and many others. $5, proceeds benefit the chapel restoration project. 578-6646. Sat., Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. Last tour leaves at 12:30 p.m.

Trails and Open Space 7th Annual Gala in the Garden fundraiser featuring an old time barbeque dinner, live music and a silent auction. At Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods at 30th St. $35, 633-6884. Tues., Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m.

Greatest Alsatian Wines Dinner at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. $99 includes tasting and 5-course meal. Reservations: 473-4900. Tues., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $12.75 and up, 576-2626. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 22-26.

Historic Walking Tours hosted by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs. Featuring the Red Cross Chapter House at 1600 N. Cascade Ave. Led by Brian Benbow. Free, 471-3454. Thurs., Aug. 23, 6 p.m.

Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness in Memorial Park, at the east end of Manitou Springs. 5K walk will head through Manitou. Lunch provided. Registration, 9 a.m. Walk, 10:30 a.m. Details, 633-1133 or

http://www.csdsa.org. Sat., Aug. 25.

A Gilded Gala: An Evening in Little London, at the Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs. Proceeds benefit Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. Details, 633-3400 ext. 672. Sat., Aug. 25, 6 p.m.

Microbrewers' Exposition featuring 23 brewers from all over Colorado and live music by One Man Gone, Sister X, Lazy Spacemen and Head Full of Zombies. $6 includes tasting mug. Beer tokens $1 each. Downtown on Pikes Peak Ave. between Cascade and Tejon. Volunteers needed, call 597-4748. Sat., aug. 25, noon to 7 p.m.

Bathe 'n' Bark to benefit Dreampower Animal Rescue. College freshmen will wash and dry your dog for a minimum $5 donation. All dogs must be leashed and not aggressive. At Wag 'n' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St. 390-7838. Fri., Aug. 31, 12:30-4 p.m.

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.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, "the father of motivational speaking" at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$45, 520-SHOW. Fri., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.


Youth & Family Events

Searching for Stardom, a two-part program (on the same night) for adults and kids age 8 and up, at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Part one, 7-8:30 p.m.: Star Maps and More. Part 2, 8:30-10 p.m.: Star Party for Everyone. Telescopes and maps provided, bring binoculars if you have them. Free. To sign-up call 578-7088. Fri., Aug. 17.

LifePrint DNA Child Safety Program at the Prospect Lake playground in Memorial Park. Bring your child for free, painless DNA identification that is proven more reliable than fingerprinting. On Fri., Aug. 17, noon to 5 p.m. On Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Black Forest Festival, a great little community event featuring a parade, pancake breakfast, games, retail and flea market booths and live entertainment. Free, 495-4341. At Shoup and Black Forest roads. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m., events continue through 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18.

Pagan Childrens Circle meeting every other Saturday at 11 a.m. in area parks and members' homes. All ages and traditions welcome. For details email

starfrog72@aol.com or call Jessica, 634-7820. Next meeting: Aug. 18.

Awesome Arthropods at Homestead Ranch Regional Park. Learn about the interesting lives of insects and catch, observe and release bugs. Reservations required, 520-6745. Sat., Aug. 18, 9-11 a.m.

The Life of a Threatened Species, a program about the Preble's Jumping Mouse and how the tiny mouse can affect development issues. Free. Learn about nature's delicate balance by participating in a simulated scientific study at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. For adults and kids ages 9 and up. Reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., Aug. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., Aug. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.: Junior Trackers. On Sat., Aug. 25, 10-11:30 a.m.: Wildflowers of the Foothills.

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. 18: Make Like an Ant and Find Your Own Fossil! On Sun., Aug. 19: Forest Treasure Hunt. On Sat., Aug. 25: Stream Studies. On Sun., Aug. 26: Wild Animals. On Sat., Sept 1: Build and Eagles Nest. On Sun., Sept. 2: Fossil Rangers.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Wed., Aug. 22, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Be Where It's At... Habitat. On Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Mushroom Fair.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $12.75 and up, 576-2626. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 22-26.

Beasts & Breakfast at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Bring your family to the annual fall breakfast nature hike. Learn about local flora and fauna and come face-to-face with llamas, emus, raptors and other beasts and enjoy breakfast provided by Burger King. $2-$4. Reservations required by Aug. 23, 578-7088. Sat., Aug. 25, 8-11 a.m.

Sesame Street Live: Big Bird's Sunny Day Campout at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$18, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Father Oriented Parenting Classes at the Fatherhood Foundation, 102 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Suite 306. Taught by certified instructors recognized by the courts and community. Sliding scale available. For info call Ben Corsbie, 648-3058.

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.

Children's Programs with the Pikes Peak Library District. Free skit, interactive and musical programs include "Seuss on the Loose", "A Giant Texas-Sized Tale" and "The Queen's Best Advisor", at various library branches nearly every day. Call 531-6333 for more information, times and locations. Throughout the summer.

Garden of the Gods Junior Ranger Program, available seven days a week. Features self-guided, hands-on, interactive nature experiences. Learn who lived here before we did, basic trail safety and how to preserve what we have for future generations. Junior Ranger booklet featuring games and activities available for $1.50. Certificate and pin awarded when the booklet is completed. Details, 634-6666. June through August.

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

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO. On Fri., Aug. 17: Rickie Lee Jones, John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky, Cheryl Wheeler, Cliff Eberhardt, Kreg Viesselman and Christopher Williams. On Sat., Aug. 18: Arlo Guthrie, Greg Brown, Eddie From Ohio, Patty Larkin, Pierce Pettis, Erin McKeown, Vance Gilbert and Chris Rosser. On Sun., Aug. 19: Bruce Hornsby, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Todd Snider, Joel Rafael, Peter Himmelman, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Steve Seskin and Rebecca Folsom. $35-$40, or $90 for a three-day pass. Meadow Park camping still available. 800/624-2422.

Randy Travis at The Children's Hospital Buckaroo Ball, at Wiens Ranch in Sedalia, CO. Also featuring rodeo events, dancing and wagon rides. For details call Radhika Hess at 720/917-1700. Sat., Aug. 25, 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

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.

Maceo Parker at Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass. $30, 970/920-4996. All-ages. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 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.

Charles Lloyd featuring John Abercrombie, Larry Grenadier and Billy Hart at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22.50-$28.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

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

Tommy Davidson of In Living Color and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., Aug. 17, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18, 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 p.m.

Hypno-a-Go-Go with the hypno-hipster Rusty Z at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Wed., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25, 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

David Alan Grier at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25, 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 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

Telluride Film Festival, four days of groundbreaking cinema in Telluride, CO. For festival information call 603/433-9202. Fri.-Mon., Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation, at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. Featuring the most bizarre and innovative animated shorts around. $7.50 per night, 303/322-2308. Fridays and Saturdays, noon. Sundays, 7 p.m. Aug. 18-Sept. 2. Also Sept. 11-12.

literary events

Suze Orman discussing and signing The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Free, tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Mark Ross presenting a slide show and signing Dangerous Beauty: Life and Death in Africa -- True Stories from a Safari Guide at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Tues., Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Recreation

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.

Tour of the Vineyards Bike Ride, through 6 wineries and acres of vineyards with 1000 riders. 25 miles long. Registration, 303/635-2815. Sept. 15.

rock, pop & blues

Gavin Triple A Convention at the Fox Theater, Boulder.303/443-3399. On Thurs., Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m.: The Cranberries, Ryan Adams, Grant Lee Phillips. $35. On Fri., Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m.: David Byrne, Suzanne Vega and 30 Odd Foot of Grunts featuring Russell Crowe. $40. On Sat., Aug. 18: Lucinda Williams, Chris Whitley, Randall Bramlett. $31.50.

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.

Counting Crows at the Earl Jam fundraiser for the Children's Hospital at the AT&T Headquarters, Inverness Park, I-25 and County Line Road, Denver. $35-$40, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.

Mudhoney with The Superbees and Black Lamb at the Ogden Theater, Denver. Sat, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. $15, 303/830-2525.

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.

Mixmaster Mike at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16, 303/443-3399. 16+. Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.

Pure Punk Tour with Oxymoron, The Forgotten, The Boils and Dead Empty, at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Mon., Aug. 20, 7 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.

The Itals at the San Juan Room, Durango. $10-$12, 970/382-9880. Wed., Aug. 22.

Rebirth Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., Aug. 23, 9 p.m.

X-Y-Z Axis Festival, an experimental electronic music and multi-media sensory overload featuring In Ether, Page 27, Ubergroover, Neil Haverstick, Ancient Desert Ritual and many others. At Banyan Market, 1645 S. Broadway, Denver. $5 per evening or $16 for a weekend pass,

www.ancientdesert.com. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 24-26, 8:30 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.

Niko Case and Her Boyfriends at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 303/322-2308. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

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

Trinidaddio Blues and Cultural Festival III at Central Park in Trinidad. 719/846-9285. Featuring Sonny Rhodes, Dave Specter and the Bluebirds, Ken Saydak Band, Gary Primich Band, Albuquerque Blues Connection, Tempa and the Tantrums, Monica Casey and Sandy Weltman, Quattroids, Blue Diddley, Jaquie Gipson. $10 G.A., $25 VIP. Sat., Aug. 25.

X at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $22, 303/830-2525. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 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.

Burning Spear with Judge Roughneck at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $24, 303/443-3399. 21+ Sunday. All-ages Monday. Aug. 26-27, 8 p.m.

Fruit at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., Aug. 30, 9 p.m.

King Sunny Ade at Denver Botanic Gardens. $27-$30, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

Maceo Parker at Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass. $30, 970/920-4996. All-ages. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

Angelique Kidjo at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Sept., 1, 9 p.m.

Leonard Dillon & The Ethiopians with Howard Booker Bridges II at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., Sept. 1, 8 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.

Good Riddance at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10, 303/830-2525. Wed., Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

Bachir and Mustapha Attar of the Master Musicians of Jajoka with Critters Buggin at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. 21+. Wed., Sept. 5, 8 p.m.

Beat Junkies and The Visionaries at the Boulder Theater, Boulder $TBA, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., Sept. 6, 8 p.m.

The Specials at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12-$14, 303/322-2308. Thurs., Sept. 6, 8 p.m.

The Motet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. fri., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.

Tony Furtado Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Sept. 8, 9 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.

Reverend Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Wed., Sept. 12, 8 p.m.

Sade with India Arie at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.75-$75.25, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 13, 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.

John Tesh at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $26-$42, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 14, 9 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.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.50-$31.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club with Devotchka at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Sept. 21, 9 p.m.

The Disco Biscuits at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m. Sun., Sept 23, 8 p.m.

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

Super Diamond at the Ogden Theater, Denver $17, 303/830-2525. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Sat., Sept. 28, 9 p.m.

El Vez at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Modest Mouse at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $16-$17, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 10, 8 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.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25-$16.25, 303/443-3399. Thurs., All-ages. Fri., 21+. Oct. 18-19, 9 p.m.

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

special events

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

18th Annual Taste of Cherry Creek, featuring eclectic delights prepared by over 25 of the finest chefs in Cherry Creek, coffee and sweets, accompanied by everything from Merlots to microbrews. At the Fillmore Plaza. Volunteers needed. Details, 303/388-6022. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Fruita Fall Festival in Fruita, CO. Features a street dance, Livin' Large parade, Rimrock Rodeo, carnival, food, bullfight and lots more, 970/858-3894 or www.fruitachamber.org. Sept. 28-30.

theater

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., through Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

Glengarry Glen Ross, performed by HorseChart Theater Company at the Denver Civic Center, 721 Santa Fe, Denver. $18-$20, 303/595-3800. Thurs.-Sat., Aug., 24-Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

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