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Art Shows and Galleries

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring paintings by University of Colorado artists, through Oct. 28. Opening receptions: Fri., Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m.

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 Color Me Colorado, sculpture by Peggy Cook, through Sept. 30. Gallery artists demonstrate every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

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 Sticks & Stones, two- and three-dimensional works by Lyle Heckathorn and Susan Risinger, Sept. 7-23. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Words of Art, through Oct. 6. Also featuring Ego, new work by Daisy McConnell in the Avenue Gallery, Sept. 7-Oct. 3. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Ironworks, 615 S. Sierra Madre, 447-1622. Open by appointment. Featuring new metal works including functional metal furniture and sculpture mixed with mosiac tile and glass by Judy Ellias.

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, through Sept. 18.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring Speaking in Abstraction, paintings by Carol Ettenger. Also, vintage Korean War posters from the Department of Defense, Through Sept.

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.

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, Donald Vann and Debbie Yarra.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring art glass by Jon Bush, through Oct.

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 complementary work by George Phillips and De Lynne Lehman, through Sept.

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

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Annual Faculty Art Show, Sept. 14-Oct. 26 Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring TAG... You're It!!!!!, an exhibition of fine art from The Art Guild of Denver, Sept. 3-28. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m.


art events and programs

It's a Jungle Out There, the Fine Arts Center's 8th annual season opening gala featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and a performance of Bongo in the Congo followed by dinner and dancing. $125. Molly, 634-5581 ext. 356.

It Takes 5 Kick Off Party at the Citadel Mall, outside of J.C. Penney's. The It Takes 5 key chain admits teens into select theater productions for $5, 15 prior to performances that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. Featuring live music by Dr. No, Jacob Herald and Friends, performances by Ormao Dance, Motown Connection and more. 597-3344. Sat., Sept. 8, 11 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.

Country Christmas Folk Art Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to the Garden of the Gods on 30th St. Featuring over 200 folk art professionals. $1-$5, 633-2026. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., Sep. 17. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.

The Ninth Annual Front Range Symposium, titled "The State of Feminism in Visual Culture". Featured speakers are Dr. Amelia Jones, Dr. Judith Wilson, Liz Wright Ingraham, Katy Rogers and Stacy Dyson. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free but reservations required. Call Melinda Murphy at 634-5581 ext. 318. Sat., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region has an opening for a citizen to serve a two or three year term as a community representative. The commission meets at 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month to make recommendations on public art. For details call Mary-K Burnett at 385-5560.

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.

Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth fall classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.

Open Studio at Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th St. in any medium. $5 per session, 520-1899. Portraits: Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Figure: Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.


call for entries

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.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op announcing a call for entries for Shrines, a mixed media show including pottery, sculpture, painting, fiber and mixed 3-D. For details call 685-1008. Deadline: Sept. 18, 5 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for the Contemporary Fiber Art Show 2001 juried textile show. For a prospectus send a S.A.S.E. to Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, P.O. Box. 1154, Palmer Lake, CO, 80133 or call 481-0475. Deadline: Oct. 20.

Pueblo's Holistic Health & Psychic Fair accepting applications for the 6th biannual psychic fair. Contact Temara for a packet at 719/647-2377 or email temara@codenet.net.


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


clubs & organizations

Democratic Club Breakfast at the Olive Branch Restaurant, 23 S. Tejon. For details call Mark Entrekin, 548-8798. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Day With a Master, featuring corporate training consultant jack Wolf at the Red Lion Hotel. Sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development. $140-$190, 380-1412. Fri., Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 4 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.

Pikes Peak Green Party, espousing ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, respect for diversity and future focus in politics meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Center, 29 S. Institute. Details, 210-5144. Next meeting: Sept. 18.

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society featuring many satellite groups for those interested in mineralogy and using precious stones in jewelry, such as Crystals, Fossils, Faceting, lapidary, Micromount, Camera Club and Pebble Pups. General meeting held on the third Thursday each month except August and January, at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. For details call Ray Thompson, 683-26030or Belinda Hall, 574-5319. Next meeting: Sept. 20.


Forums & discussions

Elite Globalizations vs. People's Globalization, a lecture by Kevin Danaher, author and co-founder of Global Exchange. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Preserving Sacred Indian Landscapes, a discussion with Andrew Gulliford, director of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College at the Colorado College Aficionados and Friends of the Library Luncheon in Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $10.50. RSVP by Mon., Sept. 10: 389-6649.

Energy Smart Buildings, featuring speakers on climate control, automation systems, and studies from Atmel, Intel and Schriever Air Force Base. At the Colorado Springs Utilities Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock. $5. RSVP to 633-4343. Wed., Sept. 12, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

The Work of Art in the Age of Biocybernetic Reproduction, a discussion with W.J.T. Mitchell, Colorado College English Department MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor. In Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.


health & healing

Hanna Somatics, classes designed to reawaken the mind's control of movement, flexibility and health with Susan Blue. At Motion Studies, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. $12 per class or $80 for the 8-class series. Registration, 635-7844. Every Thursday except for Sept. 27, 5-6 p.m., Sept. 6-Nov. 1.

Meeting the Arthritis Challenge with Mike Moran of the US Olympic Committee. Topics include exercise, yoga, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, pain management, surgery and more. At the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $5, 520-5711. Sat., Sept. 8, 8:30-12:30 p.m.

Standing By the Late Stage Caregiver, a program for family members of individuals in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease at the Alzheimer's Association, 2930 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Suite 101. Topics includes issues of physical care, communicating when words are gone, advocating for good care and more. $50, 266-8773. Tues., Sept., 11, 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m.

Divorce Recovery Workshop for adults and children at the First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. Seven Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25-$30, 471-3763 ext. 125. Beginning Sept. 11.

Water Wisdom, a Senior Day of Enrichment with Joy Dunkin, Ph.D., Holistic Health Sciences. At Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Road. $10 includes lunch, 633-0655. Fri., Sept. 14, 9:30-1 p.m.

Alzheimer's Disease Memory Walk 2001 at Antlers Park, on Sierra Madre behind the Antlers Hotel. If you raise $25 or more you become eligible for prizes. 266-8773. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 a.m.

Introduction to Pilates at Balanced Health Studio, 2812 W. Colorado Ave. #103. $5, 520-3801. Sat., Sept. 15, 9:30-11 a.m.

Dancing on the Body, African meditation dance and drumming with Deborah Harrell. Learn how to awaken the spirit through dance. At the Smokebrush Caberet, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $65, 444-0884. Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

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.

Free Prostate Screening to check for prostate cancer. Men over 50 and African-American men over 40 especially encouraged to participate. At Memorial Hospital Cancer Center. Register by calling 444-CARE. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 a.m.

T.A.P.P., The Addiction Prevention Program, offering two proven and life-changing vehicles of overcoming addictions, The Twelve Steps and A Course in Miracles. Parents, bring your kids. Meeting every Tuesday night from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. For details call Gary, 442-2266.

Family Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of dementia patients provided by the Alzheimer's Association. On the second Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m., at Luther Hall in the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon. 266-8773. On the first Wednesday of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Marriott Brighton Gardens, 1685 S. 21 St. Relief of care available, 266-8773.


senior programs & activities

GrandFriends Ice Cream Social at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Learn how you can become a GrandFriend, a senior volunteer in local schools. A training will be held on Sept. 18. Fri., Sept. 7, 2-3:30 p.m.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Thurs., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.: ABC's of Cardiology. On Tues., Sept. 11, 10-11 a.m.: Chasing a Healthy Lifestyle. On Wed., Sept. 12, 1-2 p.m.: Benefits of Chinese Acupuncture. On Wed., Sept. 19, 10-11 a.m.: Hospice Care. On Thurs., Sept. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.: What To Do Now... I'm Losing My Sight.

El Paso County Senior Household Chemical Waste Collection Program at Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 Rio Grande. Bring a maximum of 50 pounds of solid waste, 5 gallons of liquid waste and four tires, no rims. Bring products labeled "Use With Caution", "Flammable", "Keep Away From Children" or other hazardous chemicals. Call 575-8450 with questions about materials. Volunteers needed. Fri., Sept. 7, 1 p.m. to 4 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 Mon., Sept 10 and Fri., Sept. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Book Collecting and Valuing Old Books. On Tues., Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to noon: Where it All Began: A Walk through Old Colorado City. On Wed., Sept. 12, 9 a.m. To 4 p.m.: Pueblo Riverwalk and Sangre de Cristo Art Museum tour. On Thurs., Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to noon: Weber Wahsatch Walk. On Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Managing Your Investments.

Picture Portrait Day at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Peacock Productions will provide photo portrait packages from $23-$43. Proofs and ordering information will be mailed a few weeks after your sitting. Appointments required; call 385-5933. Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 a.m. to noon.

Life After 50 Celebration at the Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Featuring over 50 exhibitors, live entertainment, fitness demonstration, lunch, and car show. Free, 531-0088. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tom O'Boyle in Concert at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Tues., Sept. 18, 1:30-3 p.m.

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m.: Contemporary Art in About an Hour.

Dance to live Big Band and modern music by volunteer bands at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $2 donation suggested. Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m.

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


Volunteer opportunities

The Bijou House, a hospitality house for those in need is run collectively by a consensus group of committed volunteers, and is seeking more volunteers for help with cooking, gardening, supervising and more. If you are interested, please call 635-5078 or come by and visit us at 411 W. Bijou.

Culture Fest at Meadows Park seeking volunteers to help out on Sat., Sept. 15, from noon to 6 p.m. People are needed to provide tradtional costumes and clothing, to cook and bake their favorite cultural foods, and to help with set-up and take down. Call 578-6120.

Beidleman Environmental Center seeking volunteers to help school children learn about the environment through hands-on exploration, activities, hikes, and much more. Call 578-7088.

Pikes Peak Family Connections seeking volunteers for the Nurturing Program, a series of parenting classes. A committment of 4 hours per week for four months is requested. For more information call Lindsay Peters, 444-4517.

Girl Scouts seeking adult men and women volunteers to be troop leaders and helpers, and organize activities such as camping, mentoring, photography and more. No experience required. 597-8603.

Suicide Prevention Hotline, serving El Paso and Teller counties, seeking volunteers to staff a home-based telephone service whose goal is to help a person in crisis find a way to live. Training begins Sept. 22. Call Tom at 573-7447.

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.

Fine Arts Center Docents needed to guide tours of all sizes through the galleries and exhibits and assist with other FAC activities. Use your life experience to teach others. Next training class begins Sept. 10. 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 duties. Call Rosemary, 447-9898 ext. 1006.

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. 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, 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.

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

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

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


Film & Video

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., 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.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Each travel film is narrated by the filmmaker. Sundays and Mondays, 2 p.m. $7, 634-5583. On Sept. 9-10: Inside Switzerland with Clint Denn.

Music in German Films series, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Colorado College's Max Kade Theater, in Armstrong Hall Room 300 (on the NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. On Sept. 11: The Congress Dances. On Sept. 18: Es war eine rauchende Ballnacht. On Sept. 25: Friedemann Bach.

Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival featuring quality bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender films at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Schedule of 12 films and 10 shorts includes the Colorado Springs premier of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. $70 for a pass to all events, or $8 per film, 634-5583. For a complete schedule visit http://www.lavenderfilms.org. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.


Learning

Investment Tools at Your Library, a free program teaching you how to become a savvy investor by using the library. At penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Details, 531-6333 ext. 2224. Sat., Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to noon.

Woman's Story Gathering at Stone Haven at Mount. St. Francis, 7875 Hill Grove. "Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly with Your God", led by Sr. Jeannette Kneifel OSF and Pat Farish. Free. For registration call Donna Schwers, 594-6050. Sun., Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m.

Finding Our Mothers, a presentation by James K. Jeffrey and the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 630-8238. Wed., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Sojourn in Southeast Asia, a slide presentation about Lynn Sommers' solo trek in India, Nepal, Thailand and Laos. At Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-0732. Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, an outdoors skills training workshop just for women, hosted by the Colorado Department of Wildlife at Peaceful Valley Lodge in Allenspark. $260 covers room, board, classes and facility use. Call Lenora Lovett, 303/291-7113. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.

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., Sept 15, 7:30-9 p.m.: Star Party.

Voluntary Simplicity Discussion Course Orientation following a guidebook established at the Northwest Earth Institute. Eight sessions at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute St. Free except for a $15 book fee, 632-6189. Mon., Sept. 17, 7 p.m.

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 Sept. 18 and 20: Fall Bulbs for Spring Glory.

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 19, 9-10 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 fall 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 fall brochure or for registration information, call 444-7340.


Literary Events

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.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. On Sept. 13: On Dreams, by Freud.

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.

Minnie Bruce Pratt reading from her poetic works including Walking Back Up Depot Street and Love Makes a Family in Colorado College's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade. Free, 389-6607. Mon., Sept. 17, 8 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On Sept. 25: Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Club meeting at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Learn about vegetarians from many great authors and their works. For details call Nan, 388-2176 or visit www.vsc.org.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

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.

2001 Classical Guitar Series presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$12, 634-5583. On Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Nathan Kolosko. On Sept., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.: Miguel Espinoza.

Young Folks Concert at the Mountain Acoustic Music Association, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview. Jam follows. $3, 687-9483 or 687-5085. Sun., Sept. 16, 6-8:30 p.m.

Crystal Gayle and Larry Gatlin at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater. $20-$38, 333-4497. Sun., Sept. 23, 7 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.


classical

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

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.


miscellaneous

Mbira Music from Zimbabwe featuring Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., Sept. 9, 3 p.m.


reggae

Basil Reid at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Free, 633-1080. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

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.

Troy Dillinger playing pre '90s rock for all God's chillins at Acoustic Coffee Lounger, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $xxxxxxx, 268-9951. Sun., Sept. 9, 8 p.m.

Pete with One Side Zero at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5.43, 800/965-4827. Tues., Sept. 11, 7 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.

Byron James Band at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5182 Centennial Blvd. Sun., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance Tour featuring Slipknot, System of a Down, Rammstein and Mudvayne at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $36.50, 576-2626. Sat., Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.

New Jack Hippies at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $TBA. Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m.

Hammer Smith Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. Woodland Park. 687-0625. $TBA. Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m.

The Fab Four at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater. $15-$20, 333-4497. Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.


music announcements

Pikes Peak Flute Choir seeking players of all ages with at least three years experience. No audition required. Attend a rehearsal at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road. For details call Kathy Russell, 495-3695. Tues., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

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 Sept. 5: Dale Jones (Monkey Boy). Sept. 12: Monique. Sept. 19: Darryl Rhodes.

Suzanne Westenhoefer performing at a benefit for Inside/Out Youth Services and the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Center. At the Vistors Center at the Olympic Training Center. $25 or $75 for special seating and after-show reception with Suzanne. Call Christy, 471-4429. Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.


Dance

Beauty and the Beast by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. At the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $xxx, 520-SHOW. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.


Theater

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.

Odyssey of Runyon Jones on KCME Radio Theater. Tune your radio to 88.7 FM on Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 21-22 and 28-29, 8 p.m.

The Pope of Camden Town and The Verdi Requiem as Performed by the Inmates of Terezin, two one-act plays written by Peter Brumlik. At the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 21-22 and 28-29 at 7 p.m. Sun., Sept 23 and 30, 2 p.m.

Lend Me a Tenor, by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 21-22, 28-29 and Oct. 5-6, 8 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.

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, runs indefinitely.

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

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


announcements

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

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.

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



Spectator Sports

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., Sept. 15, 8 a.m. Races; Sun., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.


Special Events

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.

Fairview Cemetery Crawl, a self-guided tour through the Old Colorado City Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St., where the historical figures buried there will come alive and share their story. For all ages. $2-$5, 636-1225. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 8-9, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Paint Giveaway at Penrose Stadium, 1045 E. Rio Grande St. Latex, oil, varnish, stains and all manners of paints will be given away by El Paso County Solid Waste Management. Volunteers needed. Sun., Sept. 9, 8 a.m. to noon.

Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance, honoring 73 firefighters whose names will be added to the memorial. At the SE corner of Pikes Peak and Hancock Ave. Free, 442-2014. Sat., Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Technology Expo 21 and Job Fair at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Free, 635-1551. Tues., Sept. 18-19.

Colorado College Tent Sale to reduce surplus inventory. At the Transportation Shop on 1144 Glen Avenue. Free, 389-6607. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Equinox Harvest Party and open house at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Free, 632-0335. Sat., Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m.


Youth & Family Events

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.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., Sept. 8, 10-11:30 a.m.: Bear Creek Scavenger Hunt, for kids 6-12. On Sat., Sept. 15, 8-10 a.m.: Fall Bird Count. On Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Stories Around the Campfire.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., Sept. 8, 7:30-11 a.m.: Fall Bird Count. On Wed., Sept. 12, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m. Also, Thurs., Sept. 13, 3-4:30 p.m.: Awesome Amphibians. On Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Honey Harvest. On Sat., Sept. 22, 10-11 a.m.: What's Container Gardening?

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.

Kids Storytime every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Border, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600.

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

Chris Daniels and the Kings performing acoustic sets at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

KYGO 21st Birthday Bash featuring Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, The Warren Brothers and Mark McGuinn at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $36-$46, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Ray Bonneville at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

Tommy Emmanuel at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

John Smith with Michael Lille at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $10-$13, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Beppe Gambetta and Dan Crary at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $16-$19, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Michael Smith with Dan Sheridan at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

John McCutcheon at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Colorado Cajun Dance Band and The Zydeco Honkies at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $8-$10, 303/777-1003. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 p.m.

Laurie Lewis at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Small Potatoes at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Dar Williams with Catie Curtis at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23.25-$26.25, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Loudon Wainwright III with Annie Gallup at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $17-$20, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.

Alex DeGrassi at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Sun., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

Laughing Hands at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.


Classical & jazz music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra opening the 2001-2002 season with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy". Featuring guest soloists and the CSO Chorus. Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Center, Denver. $15-$70, 800/641-1222. Attend free ConcerTalks one hour before the performances. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 7-9, 8:30 p.m.

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.

Richard Bona Group at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Tues., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

Brad Mehldau Trio with Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.


comedy

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

Paul Rodriguez at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32-$36, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 26, 7 and 10 p.m.


dance

Rhythm of 2001, a youth dance performance to raise awareness about child abuse. Features laser shows, animation and state-of-the-art lighting. At Teikyo Loretto Heights Theater, 3001 S. Federal Blvd., Denver. $5-$25, 303/420-5696 or 303/772-2579. Sun., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Dracula by the Colorado Ballet at the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Center, 14th and Curtis Streets. $18-$100, 800/641-1222. Oct. 6-28.


literary events

Simon Winchester signing and discussion The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free, tickets for a place in line available at 6:30. Fri., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Bobbie Ann Mason signing and reading from Zigzagging Down a Wild Path: Stories at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free. Mon., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Panel Discussion at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Tues., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Flannery, teenage mathematician from Ireland, signing and discussing In Code at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free. Wed., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Leif Enger reading from and signing Peace Like A River at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

James Howe reading from and signing The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Fri., Sept. 14, 2 p.m.

Michael Chabon reading from and signing the new paperback edition of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek. Free, tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. 303/322-7727. Fri., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Win Blevins and Vine Deloria, Jr. discussing Blevins' Dictionary of the American West: Over 5,000 Terms and Expressions from Aarigaa! to Zopilote and Deloria's Power and Place: Indian Education in America at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Fri., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Gold Writers Conference at the Embassy Suites in Englewood, CO. Featuring editor and author workshops for those with polished manuscripts ready as well as workshops on various topics. $169, 800/654-4810. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.


opera

Cesaria Evora at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32-$44, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.


Recreation

Tour of Victor 5th Annual Mountain Bike Weekend featuring 17 miles of high elevation on rugged trails and back roads and through land only open to biking during this special event. For registration call Brian Hayes, 689-2029. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 8-9.

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.

Salida Tenderfoot Du/Triathalon, a combined 1,000 meter swim, 40K bike race and 10K run. Open to all-ages, limited spaces. Registration: 877/777-5432. Sat., Sept. 22.

Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half-Marathon at Boulder Reservoir, Boulder. $35-$75, www.boulderbackroads.com. Sun., Sept. 30, 8 a.m.


rock, pop & blues

The Motet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.

Pedro the Lion at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 7, 6 p.m.

Jive at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 7, 9:30 p.m.

Rollins Band with Mother Superior at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 8, 8 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.

The Radiators with The Motet at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $22.50, 303/322-2308. Sat., Sept. 8 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.

Grant Lee Phillips at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $15, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 12, 9 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.

Jive with The John Butler Trio at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., Sept. 13, 9 p.m.

Gov't Mule featuring Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Dave Schools and Chuck Leavell at Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. With the John Butler Trio. $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.

Willie Porter at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $12-$13, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Pat McGhee Band at the Aggie Theater, Ft. Collins. $10, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

The funky Meters and Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25-$30, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

P.J. Harvey with Moris Tepper at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $28.50, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 p.m.

Back to School Jam with Snoop Dogg, Redman, Doggy's Angels, Kurupt, Soopafly and Butch Cassidy at Fiddler's Green, Engelwood. $35-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 16, 6:30 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.

Joe Walsh at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $31.50-$41.50, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

Weezer with Cold at the Denver Coliseum, Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. 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.

Judas Priest with Anthrax at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $39, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

Jupiter Coyote at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 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.

Comotion at Mishiwaka Amphitheater, Bellevue. $15-$18, 303/544-5875. All-ages. Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

Mike Watt at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Don McLean at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$45, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Comotion at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/544-5875. 21+. Sat., Sept. 22, 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.

Earth, Wind and Fire with Rufus featuring Chaka Khan at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$75, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

Unwound at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10.50, 303/322-2308. Tues., Sept. 25, 9:30 p.m.

Megadeth at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

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

Cold at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Kelly Joe Phelps at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $14-$15, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Lit with Handsome Devil at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $14, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

moe. at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. With Sonia Dada, Fri., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. With Spearhead, Sat., Sept. 29, 7 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.)

Todd Snider at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $14, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $63-$83, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

Tricky at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $17-$22, 303/830-2525. Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

The Proclaimers at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14.50, 303/322-2308. Fri., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

Soulcracker with Xiren at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/786-7030. 16+. Tues., Oct. 2, 9 p.m.

Alice Cooper at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

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

The Temptations at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $39-$59, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

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

Shakedown Street at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12.50, 303/830-2525. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

The Damned at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 303/322-2308. Sun., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.

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

Backstreet Boys with Sisqo and Krystal at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Culture on the Skids at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. 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.

El Tri with Victimas Del Dr. Cerebro at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $32.25-$42.25, 520-9090. 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.

Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Barrage at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$39, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

Beulah at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 303/322-2308. Mon., Oct. 15, 8 p.m.

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

Flotsam & Jotsam at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 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

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.

Colorado Progressive Coalition 5th Birthday Awards Dinner featuring keynote speaker Jesse Jackson, Jr. At the Doubletree Hotel, Denver. $25-$50, 303/866-0908. Sat., Sept. 15, 6 p.m.

Third Annual Taste of Salida featuring food from over 20 restaurants, wine, beer and art events at Riverside Park in downtown Salida, CO. For tickets call 877/772-5432. Sat., Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m.


Sports

Denver Broncos at 2:05 p.m. at Mile High Stadium. $25-$56. Against San Francisco 49ers: Sun., Dec. 23.


theater

Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedy by Joe DiPietro. At the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Through Sept. 30.

Mrs. Warren's Profession by Germinal Stage Denver. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Through Oct. 7.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5-$6, 303/431-3939. Sept. 25-Nov. 30.

Cyrano de Bergerac at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Sept. 27-Nov. 3.

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

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