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Art Shows and GalleriesAcoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring photography by Paul Jaeger, through Oct. 14. Artwork by Debbie Yarra (sales benefit Red Cross), Oct 14-20. Art by David Gonzales,

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 Impressions in Silk Relief, by Marilyn Kirkman, through Oct. 31. Gallery artists demonstrate every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

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 Fear, works by various local artists, through Oct.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Making Faces, the photographs of Anne Lennox in the Avenue Gallery, through Oct. 10-Nov.3.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Colorado Memories, oils by Mara Sue Wrinkle in the music room. Oct. 8-Dec. 21. Opening reception: Mon., Oct. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Oct. 2 -- Nov. 16., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Japanese basketry by Mayumi Tsukuda. Lecture: Fri. Oct. 5, 5 p.m.

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at the US Olympic Complex Visitor Center, 630-1611. Featuring painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media, through Nov. 1.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Trials and Tributes: A Judy Chicago Retrospective, through Nov. 25. Also, Poetic Steel: art by James Magee, through Nov. 18. Senga Nengudi: Masking, through Nov. 18. Our Favorite Things: Docent 50th Anniversary Exhibition, through Dec. 31.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Shrines, various mediums by shop artists, through Oct. 23.

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.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring original oil paintings by Richard Hoge, Oct. 1-31. Opening reception: Sun., Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.

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 Springs Seven, Oct. 2-Oct. 29.

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

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring A Taste of Others: A Collection of Culinary Arts, through Nov. 10. Also, Contemporary Mexican Art, by Arturo Fuentes in the Regional Gallery. Rush to the Rockies: Nelson A. Rieger, in the King Gallery.

Velez Gallery Ltd, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring indigenous art of the Americas.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring Three Artists, Three Visions, oils and acrylics by Santa Fe artists Carolyn Lamuniere, Ramona Mitchell and Drew Vogt, through Oct. 31. Opening reception and Dreampower fundraiser: Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

art events and programs

First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A hip place to enjoy the arts with other young professionals. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. On Oct. 4: A world premier musical performance composed by Bob Osertag of San Francisco and food by Il Vicino.

Palmer Lake Art Group Christmas Crafts Festival in Palmer Lake Town Hall, across form the village green in Palmer Lake. Juried show featuring 40 artists. Free, 488-8101. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beauty In the Eye Of the Beholder, a presentation by nature photographer James H. Egbert at First Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Room 134. Free, 227-8851. Tues, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Learn to Square Dance with Rampart Ramblers Square Dance Club at Odd Fellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. First free session and open house on Sun., Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m.. Registration closes Nov. 4. Call 574-6664.

Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m.

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Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers offering weekly classes in traditional and contemporary Scottish social dancing. New classes begin at the beginning of each month. At the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call 473-0714.

Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. 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.

McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more.

call for entries

Eagle Fire Gallery seeking entries for Fields of Interest: Extraordinary Portraits of Interest. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, montage, mixed media will be accepted. $40 entry fee, no commissions. Send slides and/or photos to Maria Pacca, 219 E. Caramillo St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. For more information, call 687-6824. Deadline: Oct. 14.

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.

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

Colorado Council on the Arts is seeking entries for a 2002 Artist Fellowship. Fellowships available in Visual Arts, Literature and Traditional Arts/Folk Art. Submit application form, resume and samples. Must be Colorado resident. Contact Kelleen Zubick, 303/894-2617 Ext. 18, or Mary Ewell. Ext. 19. Deadline: Jan. 4.

Bulletin Boardannouncements

Call for participation in "Spotlighting the Overlooked Woman," a benefit fashion show/multi- media event that focuses on seeing the beauty in "non-Madison Avenue shapes and sizes." We need models, organizers, sponsors, clothiers and committee people. Join us for our first organizational meeting in the back room at Poor Richard's on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Come make a difference in how women are seen! For more information, call 635-3919.

Salvation Army Taking Donations for victims of the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Monetary donations will be used to help the victims and emergency workers. Call 636-3891 ext. 16.

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 http://Homestead.LeatherFest.com.

clubs & organizations

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: Oct. 10.

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 meetings held every second Wednesday of the month September through May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: Oct. 10.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a 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: Oct. 14.

Pro-Choice Coalition holding its quarterly general meeting at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. This month: Breast Cancer and Abortion: The Myth, The Lie, The Facts, by Dr. Laura Pomerenke, M.D. and Jeff Shaw. Free. Mon., Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

The Network Exchange for Women (NEW) meets the third Tues. of each month at Antonio's on Garden of the Gods Road. $12, 265-1969. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Next meeting: Oct. 16

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: Oct. 16.

Adoption Alliance holding information meetings about traditional infant, special needs and international adoptions at 30 E. Rio Grande St. on the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. RSVP to 636-9140 or torypearl@aol.com. Next meeting: Oct. 17.

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: Oct. 18.

Life Group, for people who want community and to study God's word. Meets Tuesday nights from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Currently studying Romans. Location varies. Leave message, 531-7274.

Volkswagens of Southern Colorado seeking people interested in joining an Air and Water-cooled VW club. Send email to scvwclub@hotmail.com.

Forums & discussions

Where Is America Headed: Roles And Responsibilities for Women? For Men? For Better or Worse? A Food For Thought gathering at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $8-$10, includes catered lunch. RSVP to Helen Upton, 329-1640. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Colorado College lectures at Gaylord Hall, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Call 389-6607 for ticket prices and times. On Wed., Oct. 10: Lonn Taylor, "Stalking the Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem." On Thurs., Oct. 25: Kathryn Mohrman, "Study Abroad in Middle Age". On Fri., Oct. 26: Rinchen Khando Choegyal: Raising awareness about refugee Tibetan nuns.

Open discussion of the future role and mission of the University of Southern Colorado at the Doubletree Hotel World Arena Creeks Ballroom, I-25 and Lake. Free, 719/549-2956. Thurs., Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m.

Men, Sex and God: Becoming a Sexually Successful Man, three seminars presented by Douglas Weiss, Ph. D. At Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Saturdays from 7-9 a.m. On Oct. 13: Staying Sexually Free. On Oct. 20: Sexually Successful Sons. On Oct. 27: The best Sex of Your Life. $5 per seminar. Reservations, 598-6767.

health & healing

I Can Cope, a series of programs providing cancer patients and their families the opportunity to share and study concerns about living with cancer. Reservations required, 636-5101. At Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, 3027 N. Circle Dr. Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. On Oct. 4: Learning About Cancer and Cancer Treatment. On Oct. 11: Symptom Management, Wellness of Mind and Body. On Oct. 18: Understanding Feelings & Relationships. On Oct. 25: Discovernig Resources and Celebrating Life.

Healing Secrets of Yoga with Yogi Amrit Desai at Eagle Fire Lodge in Woodland Park. $250, 520-5464. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 5-7.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado in Pueblo hosts an Educational Symposium at the Holiday Inn of Pueblo, 4001 N. Elizabeth St. $10, 583-8233. Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register by Oct. 8.

The School of Alchemy hosts Alchemy: The Psychology of Spiritual Transformations with Evan Hodkins at the Curtis Meeting Room, St. Francis Hospital. This weekend workshop is for counselors, ministers, healers and spiritual seekers. $75, 593-5886. Oct. 12-14.

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.

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

Esoteric Meditation Group meeting Tuesday evenings in Manitou Springs at 7:45 p.m. Free, 685-4263 or www.hlngrvr.com.

senior programs & activities

Flu Shot Clinic at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. $15, 520-6471. Tues., Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. On Thurs., Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: San Luis Shrine of the Stations of the Cross. On Mon., Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m.: Simple Secrets to a Long Life. On Mondays, Oct. 15-29, 9:30-11 a.m.: Tracing the Parade of Life Through Time. On Thurs., Oct. 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Leslie Bergstrom's Slide Presentation of Colorado Springs.

Body Mechanics for Senior Citizens, a gentle program for the mind and body that redefines the body's potential for withstanding decline. At Yoga Source, 623 N. Nevada Ave. $12 per class or $50 for series. Susan Blue, 475-9908. On Tuesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Upper body Mechanics.

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, through Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Volunteer opportunities

CASA is seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for child victims of abuse and neglect in El Paso County. All advocates are thoroughly trained and provide on-going support. Next training starts Oct. 16. Call Amber, 447-9898 ext. 1008.

Community Partnership for Child Development seeks volunteers to assist in their Head Start/preschool classrooms. Variety of locations, schedules are flexible, training provided. 635-1536 ext. 233.

Walking Shield American Indian Society seeking volunteers to help in warehouse with packing and loading boxes, and picking up donations. For more information, call Elaine Glynn at 329-0251, Tues.-- Fri., 9 a.m.--3 p.m.

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 commitment 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. 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.

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.

Out Volunteer (a project of the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado) seeking LGBT and Allied people to volunteer for community projects. Must enjoy volunteering for nonprofits and the community-at-large, and creating understanding, awareness, and positive visibility for the LGBT community. Call 471-4429 Ext. 5 for details. (Leave message)

Pikes Peak Library District seeking volunteer Archives Photocopying Assistants, Circulation Assistants, Computer Class Schedulers, Shelvers and Bin Processors. Positions available at various branches. Call 531-6333, ext. 1251 for details.

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Community Connection desk at the American Cancer Society offices, 1445 N. Union Blvd. Suite B100. Volunteers direct cancer patients and family members to community services and agencies providing assistance. Call 636-5101.

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 .

Look Good ... Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, seeking volunteer cosmetologists to consult with female cancer patients 1 to 2 hours per month. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.

Film & Video

French Film Series presents French Cine-Club series at Max Kade Theatre, Armstrong Hall Room 300. Free, 389-6607. Mondays, 7 p.m. Oct. 8: La Bete Humaine. Oct. 15: La Regle du Jeu. Oct. 29: Quai des Brumes.

German Films Series presents the "Music in German Films" series at Max Kade Theatre, Armstron Hall Room 300. Free, 389-6607. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Oct 9: Im Weissen Rossl. Oct. 16: Forget Mozart. Oct. 23: Brother of Sleep. Oct. 30: Beyond Silence.

@ the Movies, a film discussion group at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Bring VHS copies of your favorite movies cued to five minute clips. This month's theme is "horror movies". 528-3952. Thurs., Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m.

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 Oct. 28-29: Western Canada with Curt Matson.

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., Oct. 19: Nosferatu. On Fri., Oct. 26: Shadow of the Vampire. On Fri., Nov. 16: Life and Nothing More.

LearningConcocting Ecocleaners, a workshop sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. $10, 632-6189. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Free Baking Classes presented by King Arthur Flour at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. At noon: Sweet Dough. At 7 p.m.: Artisian Breads. Free, 800/827-6836. Thurs., Oct. 4.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Forensics But Were Afraid To Ask III, a continuing symposium in the Science Building at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Adults only. $5-$10, 592-9780. Includes lunch. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 6 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 Oct. 9 and 10: Spring Blooming Woody Plants. On Oct. 16-17: Basics of Pruning Woody Plants.

How to Handle Your Money During a Crisis and Pick a Financial Advisor with Pinnacle Financial Concepts at the Better Business Bureau, 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. Free, call Paulette at 260-9800 to register. Thurs., Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Herbal Healing Salves, a class with Diana Dummer at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. $5, reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., Oct. 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

Community Partnership of Teller County holds Toddler/Preschooler workshop at the Family Resource Center in Divide. Free, 686-0705. Sat., Oct. 13, 11 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.

Spring community Education Classes presented by School District 11. Registration open now for classes in foreign languages, dance, crafts, art, self-help and more. Locations, times and costs vary. Call 520-2384 for details.

Literary EventsJoy Fielding discussing and signing Grand Avenue: A Novel at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.

World's Largest Writing Workshop at Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Dr. Free. 637-8282. Bring your own work to share. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

James Hume, a "one-man Churchill", speaking at a luncheon hosted by the National Society of Colonial Dames and the McAllister House Museum. At the Garden of the Gods Club. $40, 635-7925. Fri., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m.

Price Strobridge and Pat Clark signing their books at Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland at Academy. 596-1621. Strobridge will read poems from and sign Unmasking the Heart at 1 p.m. Clark will read from and sign his novel, The Last Wolf Home, at 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6.

First Sunday Book Group at First United Methodist Church, meeting in the hospitality center, 420 N. Nevada Ave., on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Free, 531-6315. On Oct. 7: a discussion with renowned Shakespearean scholar Dr. Janice Hayes.

Terry Tempest Williams discussing and signing Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m.

David Durham an exciting new Aframerican novelist, author of Gabriel's Story, in Colorado College's Bemis Dining Hall, 920 N. Cascade. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

Breaking Into Freelance Writing. Learn how to sell your articles, stories, greeting cards, and book ideas. At the Cheyenne Executive Center forum, 108 E. Cheyenne Rd. Taught by Wendy Burt. $35. For reservations call 527-8225. Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 12:30 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 Oct. 11: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. On Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

General Claudia Kennedy discussing and signing Generally Speaking, about the history she has made by becoming the Army's first woman 3-star general, at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Wed., Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Local author Andrea Herrera discussing and signing The Pearl of Antilles at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m.

Anne Stevenson discussing Bitter Fame: The Life of Sylvia Plath along with her own poetic works in Bemis Dining Hall, 920 N. Cascade. Free, 389-6607. Mon., Oct. 22, 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 Oct. 23: Talking to High Monks in the Snow, by Lydia Minatoya. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.

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

Lucie Blue Tremblay at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. $22.50 or $75 for concert and private reception, 634-3771. Sat., Oct. 6, 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., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.: Miguel Espinoza.

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

Andy M. Stewart and Gerry O'Beirne at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $10-415, 573-7439. Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Peter Mayer with Phil Volan, Joe Uveges and Jimmy Sokol at the Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues Legal Defense Fund Benefit. At First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Child care available. $15, reservations encouraged. Call Kristen, 227-8648. Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

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

Chuck Pyle at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake. $20-$25, 481-0475. Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

classical

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting O'Riley Plays Prokofiev, featuring Christopher O'Riley on piano, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$44, 520-SHOW. Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic presents "A Musical Odyssey" at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $6, 442-6853. Sun., Oct. 14, 3 p.m.

Cosi Fan Tutte (Tale of Love) performed by the Western Opera Theatre at Memorial Hall in Pueblo. $8-20, 719/542-1211. Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Night Recital Series presented by A La Carte Productions featuring pianist Greg Adams on the campus of the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $8-$10, to benefit the school's music program. Call 475-9747 Ext. 110 for more. Thurs., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Erwan LePrado playing the historic Welte-Tripp organ at Colorado College, Shove Chapel, east side of campus at Yampa and Nevada. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band with Gerard Carelli at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$15, 578-5263. Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

James Apollo at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Thurs., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Katoorah Jayne at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Fri., Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m.

Running With Sally at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Free, 633-1080. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Marty Jones & the Pork Boilin' Poor Boys at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Sat., Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m.

Earl at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Free, 633-1080. Sat., Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m.

Peter Mayer, guitarist for Jimmy Buffett at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

Oleander with Beautful Creature at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5.43, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m.

Alien Ant Farm, Pressure 4-5 and dredg at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sun., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Rockin' Jake at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., Oct. 19, 9 p.m.

Elea Plotkin at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. Fri., Oct. 19, 7-9 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.

Tommy Smith, former Subdudes lead singer at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Thurs., Oct. 25, 9 p.m.

Strangefolk at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

Jam For Peace, 12 hours of music to benefit the Red Cross, Red Crescent, Arab American Civil Rights League and other groups that promote tolerance at Trattoria D'Angelo, 119 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Cover TBA, 633-1080. Sun., Oct. 28. Noon to midnight.

Robin Trower at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $18, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 p.m.

music announcements

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old instruments 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.

PerformancesDance

Ormao Dance Company in concert at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $13-$15, 634-5583. Fri., Sat., Oct. 26-27, 8 p.m.

Theater

Lend Me a Tenor, by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, $5 for It Takes 5 members, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., 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. Through Oct. 7.

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

The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet, a KCME radio comedy. On KCME 88.7 FM, Thurs. Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show presented by Colorado College's Drama and Dance Department in CC's Armstrong Theater, northwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre, $2-$5, available at the Worner Center desk, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 18-20, 8 p.m.

It's My Party... I'll Die If I Want To, at Castaways Dinner PlayHouse Theater. $16 show only, $30 dinner and show, 685-3700. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 22.

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 at Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. $22.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $12, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations. Seven Days photos if needed

announcements

Star Bar Players holding auditions for upcoming musical, "Two by Two", by Rogers and Stone. Needed are four men and four women ages 20-60. Auditions by appointment only. Bring one prepared comic monologue and 16 bars of an upbeat song. 719-447-1615. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 13-14.

Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company holding auditions for The King and I. All ages needed, all parts paid. For an appointment call 634-5583. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 13-14.

RecreationGuided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sat. Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m: Dome Rock Hike. On Sun. Oct. 21, 1 p.m.: Nature Literature Hike. On Sat. Oct. 27, 9 a.m.: Autumn Morning Hike.

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.

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 50. 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.

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

Spectator SportsSporting Events at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Times and ticket prices may vary, call 477-2116. Thurs., Oct. 11: Denver Nuggets vs. Seattle Supersonics. Fri., Oct. 12: Professional Boxing returns. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 25-28: Skate America 2001 Competition.

+Special Events An Evening of Fashion presented by Colorado Co-Op to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates. At Manitou Springs Memorial Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Features live music by the Silver Stars, food my Primitivo, wine and beer. $25, 389-0696. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Whiskers & Wine, a fundraiser to benefit Dreampower Animal Rescue at the Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Features a gourmet three course meal, tasting and silent auction. To donate an item for auction call Michelle, 390-7838. $12-$20. Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30-9 p.m.

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

22nd Annual Birdseed Sale by the El Paso County Parks Naturalist Docent Organization, Inc. to raise funds for supporting new educational programs and exhibits at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers, 2002 Creek Crossing. 520-6745. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Blessing of Animals, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Bring your animals to Bethany Lutheran Church, 1401 S. 8th St. for a short service and blessing. Free, 632-9017. All animals welcome, remember your leashes! Sat., Oct. 6, 2 p.m.

Fall Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic site, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods at 30th St. Featuring cider pressing, butter making, wagon rides and more old-fashioned fun. Free, 578-6777. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stand for Diversity, Stand as a Community, an event promoting tolerance, organized by Citizens Project. Includes a silent vigil and remarks by community leaders. At Acacia Park, Bijou and Tejon. Mon., Oct. 8, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Colorado College Homecoming for alumni from 1996, 1991, 1981, 1976, 1956, 1955, 1954, and 1951. 1-800-852-6519 for details. Full schedule of events available online at

www.coloradocollege.com. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 12-14.

Metaphysical Celebration Fair at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $4, 634-1810. Fri., Oct. 12, 1-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 13-14, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cirque Du Sang (Circus of Blood) Haunted House in the Kmart Chapel Hills Parking lot. $10, cash only. $2 off with donated can of fruit. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 12-13 and 19-20, 6 p.m. to midnight. Sun., Oct. 14 and Thurs., Oct. 18, 6-10 p.m. Sun., Oct. 21, Tues.-Wed., Oct. 23-24, 6-10 p.m. Thurs.-Wed., Oct. 25-31, 6 p.m. to midnight.

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.

LeatherFest Colorado 2001 featuring comedian Shann Carr, educators and a wide assortment of leather/kink vendors. In Colorado Springs. For more info visit

http://Homestead.LeatherFest.com or call 719/347-2749. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21.

Mediterranean Dinner & Tasting Series at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring three courses and 5-7 matched wines. $49, tax and tip not included. Mondays at 7 p.m. Reservations: 473-4900. On Oct. 22: the Basque region of Spain. On Nov. 19: Emilia-Romagna, Italy. On Dec. 10: Portugal.

Youth & Family EventsSlim Rail Model Railroad Club Swap and Sale at the Masonic Center, 1150 Panorama Dr. $3, 594-6598. Sat., Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

StoryTelling: Stories, Magic and More, featuring professional storyteller, face painting, treats and more. $5 per family or donate a new book. Benefits the children's Literacy Center. All ages welcome. Free, 576-0510. At Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Sat., Oct. 6, 1-3 p.m.

TAZ: Tots at the Zoo, a program for kids ages 3-5 featuring crafts, stories, animal interaction, snacks and more at the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolis Ave. $8 per session. Registration, 719/561-1452 ext. 100. Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m. On Oct. 6: Farm Animals. On Oct. 13: Black & White animals. On Nov. 3; Red Animals. On Nov. 10: Turkeys.

Wildlife Watch at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road. Learn where, when and how to see wildlife. For ages 12 and up. $15 per household, reservations required. 578-6146 or

www.wildlifewatch.net. Sun., Oct. 14, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

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.

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 Borders, 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 Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Lucy Kaplansky with Alice Peacock at the Soiled Dove, 1949 Market St. $26.50, 303/299-0100. Sun., Oct. 14, 7:30 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.

Alison Krauss and Union Station with Jerry Douglas at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32.50, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 20, 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.

Ellis Paul and Susan Werner at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Bill Staines at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

Eddie From Ohio at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $14-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Driftwood Tribute plus Mary Stribling & Combo Amazo at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky with Alice Peacock at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $15, 303/520-9090. 21+. Wed., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Mary Flower CD Release at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Tish Hinojosa and Dakota Blond at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $22-$25, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

art

Chicano Humanities and Art Council Gallery, 772 Santa Fe, Denver. 303/571-0440. Open Fridays, 7-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Featuring Our True Colors, works by Alfredo Cardenas, Joe Craighead, Alfredo Ortiz and Paul Potts, through Oct. 13. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 5, 7-10 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill, through Dec. 9. Art, Community and Identity, through Nov. 25. Bruce Nauman, through Dec. 30. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31. Giants of Melanesia: Monumental Art from the South Pacific, through Jan. 6. Many more exhibitions; for details, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Foothills Art Center, 805 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring the 28th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, through Oct. 21.

Patron's Art Gallery, 290 Fillmore St., Denver. 303/321-5585. Featuring recent paintings of fast-disappearing Colorado open space by Plein Air Artists of Colorado, through Oct. 22.

Indigos, 215 W. 13th Ave., Denver, 303/825-3072. Featuring The Next Generation Chinese Art 2001, modern painting by Chinese artists, Oct. 5-27. Opening reception: Fri., oct. 5, 6-9 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

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

The Movie Machine, a comedy performance by Undead Jugfish at Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $8, 303/758-4722. Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., through Oct. 23.

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

Comedy Works, featuring new performers every weekend. 1226 15th St. at Larimer square, Denver. 303/595-3637. Showtimes: Tues.-Thurs., Sat., 8 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6, Brian Regan; Oct. 11-14 Carlos Menica; Oct. 19-20 Arsenio Hall; Oct. 24-28 Kathleen Madigan.

dance

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.

Impressions of Dance: The Sky, at the Arvada Center Dance Theater, Arvada. $4-$5, 303/431-3939. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 12-13, 7 p.m.

film

Rocky Mountain Film and Video Expo 2001 at The Holiday Inn @ DIA, I-70 and Chambers. Free. Wed.-Thurs., Oct. 10-11.

Telluride International Experimental Cinema Exposition. 719/277-6657. Fri., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., Oct. 27-28, 9a.m. to 2a.m.; Mon., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Warren Miller's Cold Fusion at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6 and 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9, ^30 and 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11, 5 and 8 p.m.

literary events

Ray Davies, reading from his autobiography, X-Ray, and performing Kinks classics at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.75, 520-9090. 21+. Sun., Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.

Sebastian Junger reading from and signing Fire at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Patricia Cornwall signing Isle of Dogs at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

P.J. O'Rourke reading from and signing The CEO of the Sofa at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m.Wed., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

David Sedaris at the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. $18-$25, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

opera

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

Recreation

Ninth annual Rim Rock Run, a 37K run on paved Rim Rock Drive through the Colorado National Monument through high desert, red rock canyons, rock monoliths and mesas, near Grand Junction. Registration: 970/243-4055 or www.rimrockrun.org. Nov. 10.

rock, pop & blues

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

Theory of Everything IV with Kyle Hollingsworth, Tye North, Ross Martin, Dave Watts, Jans Ingber, Jeff Coffin and Jamie Masefield at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.

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

Ben Folds at the Gothic Theatre, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 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.

Dark Lotus, Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid and more at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $28.50-$30, 800/965-4827. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 12-13, 8 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.

Ray Davies, reading from his autobiography, X-Ray, and performing Kinks classics at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.75, 520-9090. 21+. Sun., Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.

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

Midnight Oil at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$35, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m.

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

Jack Johnson featuring a special screening September Sessions, at the Gothic Theatre, Denver. $15.25, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 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.

Paul Van Dyk at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $33.50, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

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

P.O.D., Fenix TX, Little T and One Track Mike at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $20-$22, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Dropkick Murphys at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Mon, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Tantric, Oleander, Beautiful Creatures and Transmatic at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $15-$16, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Metallennium with 6 Feet Under, Napalm Death, Borgir, Dimmu, Witchery, and Lamb of God at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $25, 800/965-4827. Wed., Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $16.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.

Fuel with Saliva at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax. $23.50, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Caberet Diosa's Mambo Circus Macabre at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

Wendy Woo Band with Lissa Hanner at the Annex Ballroom, 509 Main, Canon City. $10, 719/276-3088. Sat., Oct. 27, 8:30 p.m.

Eek-A-Mouse at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Stereolab at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $16, 800/965-4827. Sun., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

Suicide Machines at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

Bouncing Souls with Flogging Molly, One Man Army and Mad Cap at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Tues., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

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

Dark Star Orchestra at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50, 303/786-7030. 18+. Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

The Big Wu with Wise Monkey Orchestra at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. On sale Oct. 6, 10 a.m.

Built to Spill with The Delusions at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3, 8:30 p.m.

Garaj Mahal at Tulagi's, Boulder. $7.50-$9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Nov. 2, 10:30 p.m. At the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, all-ages. 303/322-2308. Sat., Nov. 3, midnight.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at The Fillmore Auditorium. 1510 Clarkston St. at Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Nickelback at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $16.25, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

Neil Diamond at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 5, 10 a.m.

Tori Amos with Rufus Wainwright at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $44, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

U2 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $45-$130, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 7. SOLD OUT

Brian McKnight with Tyrese at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $45-$55, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

Kings X at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.

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

Eagle Eye Cherry with Leonna Naess at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10.50-$12.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Queensryche at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $30-$32, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. On sale Oct. 6, 10 a.m.

Cali Comm 2001 featuring The Pharcyde, Mixmaster Mike, Souls of Mischief, Planet Asia & Rasco, Pep Love and Kutmasta Kurt with Motion Man at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $20-$22, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Jaguares at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $2.25-$37, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

special events

John Denver Celebration, featuring live performances of the late artist's music, meals and church service in Salida, CO. Call Christine Smith at 719/942-9620 for details. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 13-14.

Elder Care Conference featuring keynote speaker Ram Dass at author Dr. Bill Thomas at Congregation Har HaShem, Boulder. Featuring content by experts in gerontology, nursing, psychotherapy, hospice, wellness, institutional management, care giving, and spirituality. $119, 800/943-1920. Fri., Oct. 19.

Exotica Erotica Ball & Costume Extravaganza at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $45-$65, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Oct. 26, 9 p.m.

theater

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

Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Denver Civic Theater, Denver. $15-$20, 303/595-3800. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m Through Oct. 20.

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

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

A Skull In Connemara, at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Oct. 4-Nov.4.

The Mystery of Irma Vep presented by The Denver Civic Theatre, 1048 14th St. Adults $20, Students and Seniors $15, Groups 10+ $15, 303/595-3800. Thurs.--Sat., Oct. 12-- Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m.

When a Woman's Fed Up at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $24.50-$29, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 27, 3 and 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m.

Putting It Together, a musical revue of Stephen Sondheim's recent work at the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Nov. 6-Dec. 2.

Swing! At the Buell Theater at the Denver Center. $20-$55, 800/641-1222. Nov. 6-18.

The Vagina Monologues at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $30-$40, 303/786-7030. Nov. 12-18.

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