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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.

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 Colorado 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, through Sept. 23.

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, through Oct. 3.

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.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring 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.

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.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring complementary work by George Phillips and De Lynne Lehman, through Sept.

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

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

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, through 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.

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

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.

Salida Storefront Studio Tour & Fall Art Festival, at various art studios and galleries in downtown Salida. Meet the artists and see a demonstration. For details call 877/772-5432. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23.

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.

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

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.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Contestants sought to compete as High Plains LeatherMan 2002 at the International Mr. Leather Competition in Chicago. For details call 719/347-2749 or visit www.Homestead.LeatherFest.com.

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

Colorado Springs Customer Service Association seeking nominations for their annual Going the Extra Mile Award, given to outstanding customer service professionals. To nominate someone call Penny Johnson, 532-8420. The winners will be announced at a brunch at the Cliff House in Manitou on Thurs., Oct. 4. Deadline for nominations: Sept. 19.

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, 683-26030 or Belinda Hall, 574-5319. Next meeting: Sept. 20.


Forums & discussions

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.

Discussion about Paganism with Earth Spirit Pagans at the Celebration Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. An open discussion of the practices and beliefs of modern Pagans and Neo-Pagans. A great primer for beginners. For information or directions call 1-800-731-2650. Tues., Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m.


health & healing

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.

Starting Over Divorce Recovery Workshop at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Road. $30 per adult, 599-8652, ext. 164. Six Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23, 6-:30-8:30 p.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. Beginning Tues., Sept. 18, 5:45 p.m.: Lighten Up For Life. On Wed., Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: Meditation and Journaling. On Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.: Coming of Age class for mothers and daughters.

Arthritis Self-Help Course teaching how you may reduce your pain by 20% through exercise, diet, meditation and more. At HealthSouth, 325 Parkside Dr. $30 includes book and materials; scholarships available. Call 520-5711. Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 6-8 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.


senior programs & activities

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.

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. On Mon.-Wed., Sept. 17-19: Tour Colorado Wine Country. On Thurs., Sept. 20, 9:30-11 a.m.: On Becoming and Elder in the Traditional Way. On Mon. and Wed., Sept. 24 and 26, 1:30-3:30: Myths, Legends and Lost Treasures of Colorado. On Tues., Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Royal Gorge Train and Cafe Car Tour. On Wed., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: United States Olympic Center Tour.

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.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. 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. On Tues., Sept. 25, 10_11:30 a.m.: Understanding Coronary Artery Disease.

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.


Volunteer opportunities

The Bijou House is a hospitality house for those in need run collectively by a consensus group of committed volunteers. We are 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 traditional 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.

The Children's Literacy Center seeks volunteers ages 16 or older (13-15 with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading to first, second and third graders. Two hours per week for 12 weeks will help a child become a successful reader. 30 sites and a variety of tutoring times available, training provided. For details call 471-8672.

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.


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. 13, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 14-15, midnight.

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. 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.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Fri., Sept. 21: Where's is the Friends Home?


Learning

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, two miles south of Florissant on Teller County Road 1. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. Fees vary. On Sat., 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.

Homework Help is Just a Click Away, a free workshop for kids age 8 and up, parents and teachers wil teach how to navigate the library's online resources for online help. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Pre-register by calling 531-6333 ext. 1403. Tues., Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m. Also, Sat., Sept. 22, 3-4 p.m. and Thurs., Sept. 27, 8-9 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. On Sept. 25 and 27: Fall & Winter Turf Care.

Hands On Herb Garden Work Party with the Pikes Peak Herb Assocation. Take-home herbs available. Free with a canned good. RSVP to 599-7466. Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30-11:30 a.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.


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. On Oct. 11: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. On Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

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.

Ten Keys to Creativity, a workshop with author and producer Mara Purl at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn the art of inception. $75, includes lunch, 531-6333 ext 1204. Fri., Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.

A Space Odyssey Reading Group meeting at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Free. Pre-register by calling 597-7070. On Tues., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.: Special guest author John Stith reading from, discussing and signing Manhattan Transfer.

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. On Oct. 23: Talking to High Monks in the Snow, by Lydia Minatoya. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.


Music

acoustic, folk & country

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.


jazz & swing

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.

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.


miscellaneous

N.O.W. (Not Ordinary Worship) Praise Band at First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St. A casual evening of contemporary praise, preaching and pizza. Free, call 634-3144 or click www.1freechurch.org. Every Saturday night, 6 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

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. 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

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old insturments to be refurbished and given to children unable to afford and instrument of their own. Bring your old instruments to Grainer School Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. or call 574-2001. Tax deductions will be given for the estimated value of the instrument.


Performances

Dance

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


Theater

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. Sept. 22 and 29, 2 p.m. Through 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.

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.


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.

Burnt, Weathered and Ripped: Mountain Biking in the Himalayas, a slide presentation by adventure photographer Dan Bailey and climber Eric Parsons at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-0732. Thurs., Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

Dave Garrison Memorial Running Races, 50 miles or 50 Kilometers, beginning in Monument Valley Park. For further information call Bob Whitney, 442-1966 or email rbwhitney17@hotmail.com. Sun., Oct. 21, 7 a.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

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.

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

Joyce Hosken Benefit Dinner and Auction to benefit the Manitou resident and artist who suffered a heart attack and stroke on June 28th. Featuring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and auction preview from 5 to 7 p.m., follwed by a live auction. Items feature services and art donated by several promintent area artists as well as some of Hosken's own jewelry creations. Aat Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $4-$8 suggested donation. for information or to donate, call 473-9568.

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


Youth & Family Events

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., Sept. 15, 8-10 a.m.: Fall Bird Count. On Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Stories Around the Campfire. On Sat., Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to noon: Introduction to Wildlife Art.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. 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?

Snuggle-Up Storytimes at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Kids 3 and up are welcome to wear their pyjamas and bring a cuddly to these evening storytimes. Free. Every Wednesday, 7-7:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for additional locations and times.

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.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

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

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

Jim Breuer's Heavy Metal Comedy Tour at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. Featuring the former SNL star with his band, the Breu Crue. $30, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

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

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


literary events

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.


Recreation

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.


rock, pop & blues

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.

Bob Dylan at the Denver Coliseum, Denver. $35-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Oysterhead at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $29.75, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 30-31, 7 p.m.

Incubus at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.


special events

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.


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.-Sat., through Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

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