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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring 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 Resurrection, pastels, mixed media and installation by Bonnie Waugh in the Avenue Gallery, through Sept. 1.

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.

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, through Sept. 28. ` `

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller and Debbie Yarra.

Helstrom's Gallery, 712 W. Colorado Ave. 473-3620. Featuring Geisha, new ceramic sculpture by Sushe Felix.

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.

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. Featuring 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.


art events and programs

SALUTE THIS! A mixed-media tribute to the American Dream, featuring a Redneck Expedition Documentary from the collection of JoEl Haertling; live trailer park jazz by Country Road X; a House of Frog 20th Century Fashion Timeline; and DJs Beekay, Jeremy and MC Drew B. Catlin. At the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Aug. 31, 9 p.m.

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.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Daniel Trenner at the Encore Dinner Theater's Hiawatha Room, 10 Old Man's Trail. For prices, call 475-0625. Intermediate: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Beginners: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 8-9.

Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn Swing, Salsa, Tango, Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot and Rumba. $31-$69 includes four sessions. First session free. For details call 473-9622 or 634-3029. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 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

Free Pet Obituary/Remembrance section now offered on

www.colorado-springs.net. Share your feelings and love of that special friend who shared so much with you. Click on "Remembrance Page" in the Pet Obituaries section.

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 donations to CSABR, Box 993, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0993, or call 260-0668 to get more info.


clubs & organizations

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.

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.


Forums & discussions

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling, a panel discussion with local female corporate employees at Compaq, 301 Rockrimmon Blvd. S. $10-$20, RSVP to Raphaela A. Conner: rpascoe@qwest.net. Mon., Aug. 27, 5:30-8 p.m.


health & healing

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.

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.

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.

The Four Basic Herbal Cleansers with herbalist Cynthia Challenner at the Winslow Court Retirement Center, Multi Purpose room, 3920 E. San Miguel. Learn why we need herbal cleansers for ridding the body of Yeast, Parasites, Stones, and Environmental pollutants, (heavy metals). $2 plus a canned good. For details call Sharon at 599-7466 or email Herbs@pcisys.net. Fri., Sept. 21.

Tobacco Quit Kits available for those who wish to quit smoking. Kits contain information and incentives, and are free. To request a kit call 632-4200.

senior programs & activities

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.

Tim Martin presents Booger Red, a mysterious young cowboy who became sweet on Ruth Hall in the early 1900's. Martin will recount their story with his guitar and banjo. At the Colorado Spring Senior center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Fri., Aug. 10, 2-3:30 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 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.

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.

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.

Volunteer opportunities

El Paso County Sheriff's Office is in need of volunteers in a variety of positions including; Posse Deputies, Volunteer/Events Assistant, Range Assistant, Clerical/Office Assistants, Wildland Fire Crew Members, Cadets (young people 14-21) and more. Contact Jaimie Hutchison, Volunteer Coordinator at 520-7216 or email JaimieHutchison@elpasoco.com to find out more. You can also visit the EPSO web page: www.elpasoco.com/sheriff.

Workout, Ltd. seeking a volunteer Facilitator to assist participants in developing and approving a mutually acceptable agreement and facilitate meetings with victims and offender towards a positive resolution whenever possible. For details call Denise Montano or Rich Lindsey at 471-4200.

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers to help break the cycle of abuse by providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere for infants and toddlers while mothers attend afternoon support groups to overcome addiction. Volunteers are also requested to assist with car seat safety checks and educate students of the dangers of smoking. For information about these and other volunteer opportunities, call 578-3278 or email karenweber@elpasoco.com.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Film Society meeting at Vanguard Church (the old Academy Station Six right off Austin Bluffs and Academy) to view Stanley Kubrick's classic Dr. Strangelove. Free, 491-0428. Mon. Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.

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

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

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

Cooking Classes at the Broadmoor with Chef Paul Jensen, in the Penrose Room. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. $25 per class. For reservations call 634-7711 ext. 5392. Next class: Aug. 25.

Awakening Ourselves Through Our Bond With Nature, a daylong class with master herbalist and owner of Motherlove Herbals, Kathryn Cox. At Mountain Park Environmental Center, at the Pueblo Mountain Park in Beulah. Details, 719/485-4444. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prairie Insects of the Night at the Nature Conservancy's Bohart Ranch, 45 min. east of Colorado Springs. Learn about the beautiful moths and other nocturnal invertebrates that you may have never noticed on this overnight camping trip. Bring camping gear, appropriate clothing, and a picnic dinner. Continental breakfast provided. $20, $10 for kids under 12. For registration call Tracey Tamura, 303/444-2985 ext. 1043. Sat., Aug. 25.

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. 26, 1-3 p.m.: In the Company of Wolves, featuring live wolves from the Wolf Rescue Center.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, classes every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office 305 S. Union Blvd., or Wednesdays and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5650 N. Union Blvd. $5 each or $30 for seven. Pre-register by calling 636-8923. On Aug. 28 and 30: It's Greek to Me. On Sept. 4 and 6: Saving Seed from Your Own Garden/Composting. On Sept. 18 and 20: Fall Bulbs for Spring Glory.


Literary Events

Writers' Workshop hosted by author Michael Cox at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free, 637-8282. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:15 p.m.

Slam Poetry Open Mic at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. Wed., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

Kim Addonizio reading selections from her poetic works, Tell Me and The Philosopher's Club in Colorado College's Bemis Dining Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Win Blevins signing Dictionary of the American West at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., Sept. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.

Literary Experience Dinners at Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave. Each dinner features dishes related to a classic piece of literature or author, readings, skits, wine and fun. $60. For reservations, call 632-8287. On Sun., Sept. 16, 6 p.m.: Shakespeare Dinner, featuring roasted leg of lamb, bread pudding and grilled squab.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

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.

Laura Siersema at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. 268-9951. Sat., Aug. 25, 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.

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.

Charlie Robison at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $8-$12, 596-1212. 18+. Wed., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Big acoustic jam at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Featuring Malcolm Lucard, Dan Lehman, Greg Borom, Rock-star Charlie, Steve Miles, Mimo Orosco and more. Free, 633-1080. Sat., Sept. 8, 7 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.

Terri Clark at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $22-$26, 596-1212. 18+. Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.


choral

Dutch Voices, a group of 84 singers from the Netherlands at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Free. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7 p.m.


classical

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

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.

Extasis performing an Argentine Tango musical concert plus Tango demonstration and open dance floor at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $15, cash or check at door, 475-0625. Mon., Sept. 10. 7:30-11 p.m., doors open at 7:15.


jazz & swing

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.

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

High Altitude Trombone Quartet with Wycliffe Gordon performing an all-Gershwin concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade & Cache La Poudre. $10-$14, 632-8719. Sun., Sept. 16, 3 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.


rock, pop & blues

Chandler Bruning Memorial Benefit Concert and Auction with the Jesse Cotton Stone Band, Joe Jacquez Blues Experience, Magic Dave, the Mighty Burners, Peace Sign and Joanne Taylor at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St. $7 in advance, $9 at the door. Available at Bristol Brewing Co., Jack Quinn's, the Blue Star, Del's Beli and Cleats. Call Bristol Brewing Co. at 633-2555 for more information. Thurs., August 23, 7 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.

El Fiend at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. 268-9951. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

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

OM Trio at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. 268-9951. Sun., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

Englebert Humperdinck 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.

Katoorah Jayne at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. 268-9951. Fri., Aug. 31, 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.

Back to School Bash with Looks Like Me, Sad Star Caf, Rubber Planet, Man Down and more. In Acacia Park, Tejon and Bijou. Free, all welcome. Sat., Sept. 8, noon-8 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.

Boondoggle performing their rock opera Ursa at their EP release party. Featuring street performers and a light show. At the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5, 685-5196 or www.boonie.com. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 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.


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. 22: Russ Nagel. Aug. 29: Doug Stanhope (X-Rated).


Theater

Planetlear at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $15, 444-0884. 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. Through Aug. 26.

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.

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.

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 Foreigner 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.

Smokey Joe's Caf starring Rita Coolidge and Gary US Bonds at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 520-SHOW. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 2-3.

Annie Get Your Gun by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Oct. 5-21.


announcements

TheatreWorks holding auditions for Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Szechuan in the UCCS University Center 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Roles available for people of all ages, including children over 7. Musicians and dancers also sought, no preparation required. For details call 262-3232. Sat., Sept. 1, 1-4 p.m.

Strong female lead, age 30 to 40 needed for Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe. Rehearses Sept. - Oct. Performance at Smokebrush Theater, Nov. 9-Dec. 2 Call Michael for appt. 440-3950.

Scriptwriters sought by new local production group for a radio drama series. Only adaptations of great literature are needed, no original scripts please. Please contact 719/389-1337 for information and terms.


Recreation

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.

Balloon Classic 5K Race, Family Walk & Diaper Dash at Memorial Park. $10-$25, 471-4833 or

www.balloonclassic.com. Participants are encouraged to bring their used running shoes for donation or a clean running event t-shirt for the t-shirt swap, leftovers will also be donated. Sun., Sept. 2, 8 a.m.

IOF Foresters Golf Tournament to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. At Cherokee Ridge Golf Course, 1850 Tuskegee Place. $50 includes greens fee, golf cart, prizes and dinner. For ages 16 and up, 380-0911. Register by Sept. 2. Sun., Sept. 9, 8 a.m.

Pikes Peak Challenge, a hike to the top of Pikes Peak to raise funds for brain injury awareness and education. For registration information call 593-0496 or 574-1634. Sat., Sept 15.

The Silverwolves, Colorado Spring's women's ice hockey team, is looking for members for the 2001-2002 season. Current age range of the team is from 15 years to fifty. All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Practices are Thursday nights at Sertich Ice Arena with games and tournaments throughout the state. Call Charlie at 635-2363 for more info or check out the website at www.silverwolves.com.


Spectator Sports

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

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.

Turnabout Show with Prince Royal XXIII Douglas Lewis to benefit the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire at Hide 'n' Seek, 513 W. Colorado Ave. To RSVP call 685-5284. Fri., Aug. 24, 10:30 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.

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

Colorado College Opening Celebrations to begin the 2001-2002 school year. All events free, seating limited, 389-6607. On Thurs., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Capstone Address by Cleo Parker Robinson in Shove Chapel. On Mon., Sept. 3, 9 a.m.: Opening Convocation in Shove Chapel.

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.

Colorado Springs Balloon Classic at Memorial Park. Featuring 120 pilots and balloons, live entertainment, music, dancing and more. Balloon Glows on Saturday and Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Balloons lift off at 7 a.m. each morning, with breakfast from 5:30-9:30 a.m. each morning. Free admission, balloon rides available for $175 by calling 578-0935. For general info call 471-4833. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3.

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. Through Sept. 3.

Labor Day Celebration at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods at 30th St. Bring a picnic and enjoy the historic scenery. Free, 578-6777. Mon., Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Goodguys Colorado Classic, a hot rod and custom event featuring over 2,000 hotrods through 1972, swap meet, car sales, manufacturer's exhibits, kids area, NASCAR rides and much more. At Pikes Peak International Raceway. $6-$12, 382-7223. To register a vehicle, call 925/838-9876. Fri.-Sat, Sept., 7-8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Youth & Family Events

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. O 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. 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 Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Mushroom Fair.

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.

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

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.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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

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

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.

Mitch Hedburg at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., Aug. 31, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 1, 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 2, 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. Through Sept. 12


literary events

Nicholas Evans reading from and signing The Smoke Jumper at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free tickets available at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Terry Bradshaw discussing and signing It's Only a Game at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Bradshaw will only sign copies of his book. Wed., Aug. 29, 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.


rock, pop & blues

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. $9.50, 303/786-7030. fri., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.

Marco Antonio Solis at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35-$65, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 8, 8 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.

CAKE at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $22.50, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 10, 8 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.

Club Afrodisiac with Abstract Rude & Ras Kass at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., Sept. 12, 9 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.

311 at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Sept. 18, 7:30 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 with Slip at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/786-7030. Fri., Sept. 28, 9 p.m. (21+) Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m. (All-ages.)

Robert Cray Band with The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7:30 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.

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

dc Talk at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $27-$29, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.


special events

Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival at chatfield State Park, Denver. Featuring 60 hot air balloons, food, and a live jazz concert at Saturday night's balloon glow. Free with $4 park entry, or only $2 if you take the shuttle in, 303/660-8025. Friday, 6-8 a.m. Saturday, 6-11 a.m. and 4-8:30 p.m. Sun., 6-11 a.m. Aug. 24-26.

Victor Celebrates the Arts, a painting and art festival featuring dinners, shows, sales, kids activities and more in Victor, CO. Come paint en plein air. Free, 689-2999. Aug. 24-Sept. 3.

SALUTE THIS! A mixed-media tribute to the American Dream, featuring a Redneck Expedition Documentary from the collection of JoEl Haertling; live trailer park jazz by Country Road X; a House of Frog 20th Century Fashion Timeline; and DJs Beekay, Jeremy and MC Drew B. Catlin. At the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Aug. 31, 9 p.m.

Crestone Energy, Trade and Art Fair featuring alternative energy demos, workshops, speakers, arts, games, live music and food. Free. For details or directions call Talmath Mesenbrink, 719/256-4197. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 1-2.

Festival of Mountain and Plain... A Taste of Colorado, in Civic Center Park, downtown Denver. Featuring all kinds of food from over 50 of Denver's best restaurants, plus more than 200 marketplace booths, carnival midway, live entertainment, and live music on six outdoor stages. Free, 303/478-7878 or www. www.atasteofcolorado.com. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

theater

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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