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Art Shows and Galleries

Art Shows and GalleriesAll 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.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center, 260-1873. Featuring inspirational art by Greg Olsen.

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, through Oct.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Plays Well With Others, works by 20+ artists and their non-artists friends, through Nov. 10. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 12, 5 p.m. Also, Making Faces, the photographs of Anne Lennox in the Avenue Gallery, through Nov.3.

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

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Featuring Japanese basketry by Mayumi Tsukuda, through Nov. 16.

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

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at the US Olympic Complex Visitor Center, 630-1611. Featuring 120 works including painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media, through Oct. 31. Also at US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, 25 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 100, through Nov. 10.

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.

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

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

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. The View From Here, featuring 12 contemporary Russian and 10 American artists, Oct. 12-Dec. 14. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m.

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.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Faces of War. Shows runs at the Tri-Lakes Center due to heightened AFA security.

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, through 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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Faces of War, artwork by Richard Harden, Oct. 13-26. Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m. Also, Railroad Art 2001, through Oct. 31. Photographs by Sandra Horrocks and pottery by Bill Buhler, through Oct. 31.

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.

art events and programs

Creativity Day featuring local authors, bands and artists at Media Play Citadel Crossing. Miles Pinkney will sign his 2002 calendar. Free, 573-1977. Sat., Oct. 13, 2-5 p.m.

Bowling For Arts to benefit the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. At the new Outlook Lanes, 4106 Outlook Blvd., Pueblo. $15 per person, per session. Bowlers encouraged to secure pledges. For details call 719/543-0130. Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 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.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On Oct. 27: Halloween Dance with Rick Myers and Cider Mill.

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.

www.swinginthesprings.com.

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.

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.

2001 Benefit Art Show seeking slide entries in fine art, pottery, limited edition designer clothing, hand blown glass and designer jewelry for an upscale exhibition. For details call Delane Ingalls Vanada, 487-8272. Deadline: Oct. 18.

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 a new show juried by Laura Reilly. Call 630-1611 for details. Entry date: Nov. 7.

Fine Arts Center seeking slide entries for Colorado 2002, a juried exhibition of contemporary art. $20 fee per entry. For prospectus, call 634-5581. Deadline: Nov. 23.

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.

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

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.

Colorado Archaeological Society meeting at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard St. Featuring "Recent Historical Archaeological Projects: Horsetooth Reservoir, Downtown Denver, CS Utilites Mill Street Dump and Kansas", by Bob Mutaw. Free, 633-2591. Tues., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.

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.

Rocky Mountain Investors and Entrepreneurs holding a round table meeting at Pikes Peak Community College, Student Life building Lot E, Room 211. Free. For details call Don Kesinger at 303/730-8460. Thurs., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Forums & discussions

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.

Manitou Springs Mayoral Candidates Forum moderated by John Weiss at the Business of Art Center, 513-515 Manitou Ave. Topics in include art and culture in Manitou Springs, plus topics from the audience. 532-155. Mon., Oct. 15, 7-8:30 p.m.

School Board Candidate Forums presented by Citizens Project. On Tues., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.: Harrison District 2 at Sierra High, 2250 Jetwing Dr. On Thurs., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: District 11, at Helen Hunt Elementary, 917 E. Moreno.

Regional Arts Education Forum sponsored by the Colorado Council for the Arts. Participate in the design of the CCA Arts Education Learning Network. At the Business of Arts Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Details:

http://www.coloarts.state.co.us. Tues., Oct. 23, 3-5 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. Thurs., Oct. 25: Kathryn Mohrman, "Study Abroad in Middle Age". On Fri., Oct. 26: Rinchen Khando Choegyal: Raising awareness about refugee Tibetan nuns.

health & healing

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

Health and Wholeness Fair featuring resources for children, teens, adults and seniors at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Free, 471-8522 ext. 202. Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An Herbal Tincture for the Immune System, a class with the Pikes Peak Herb Association. $2 plus a canned good. Tincture will be available for purchase. Register by calling 599-7466. Mon., Oct. 15.

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. 18: Understanding Feelings & Relationships. On Oct. 25: Discovering Resources and Celebrating Life.

Women's Resource Expo at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Features workshops on everything from practical skills to beauty, plus free lunch and a fashion show. Child care provided. $1 or donate an old cell phone. RSVP for lunch by calling 87-9985. Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Today's Approaches to Autism, a seminar with Lynn Hamilton at the World Prayer Center. For details call 888/965-1099. Sat., Oct. 20.

senior programs & activities

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. 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.

Safe and Smart Seniors Workshop teaching you how to be safe around the home with a model called the Safety Formula. At the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5746 Southmoor Dr. Free, 520-6741. Thurs., Oct. 18, 12:45-2:15 p.m.

Spirits of Fall Halloween Ball at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 Hancock Blvd. Features dinner and live music by Floyd Frame's Community Band. Reservations required for dinner, 385-5933. Fri., Oct. 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Art, Creativity and Craft Classes at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Includes Embossed cards, oil painting, porcelain doll making, quilting, woodcarving and Creating the Story of Your Life. Times and fees vary, details. 520-6471.

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

Volunteer opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters Pikes Peak seeks volunteers to mentor youth in our community. One to six hours a week. 633-2443.

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.

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

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.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative seeking volunteers for restoration, seed collecting, trail and rock-work activities on Missouri Mountain, Grays and Torreys Peaks, The Crestone Needle and Quandary Peak. Call 303/278-7525 Ext. 115 or 120 or Email intern@14ers.org.

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

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.

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

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence seeking professional volunteers to assist with administrative duties. Experience with computers, filing and answering phones preferred. Call Doreen at 633-1462.

Volunteer literacy tutors needed to help adult students through the Pikes Peak Library District. 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.

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)

Meals-on-Wheels seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to area elderly people for two hours each week. Call Diane at Silver Key Senior Services, 632-1521.

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

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

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.

The Wolf Rescue Center seeking volunteers for various tasks, from computer work to helping with daily tours. Call Darlene at 748-8683.

Film & Video@ 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.

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

Colorado Springs Film Society meeting at Vanguard Church (the old Academy Station Six right off Austin Bluffs and Academy) to view Network. Free, 491-0428. Mon. Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.

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

Mind the Addiction, Teton Gravity Research's 2001 extreme ski and snowboard film, at Colorado College in Gates Common Room (in Palmer Hall). $6-$7, 389-6607. Live music after the Friday screening. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 18-19, 8 p.m.

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.

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. On Nov. 11-12: Tanzania Safari with Bob DeLoss.

LearningHerbal 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.

Home Xeriscape Design covers the elements of residential landscape planning and design process. Open to CS Utilities customers. At the Xeriscape Garden, 2855 Mesa Road. $35 or $50 per couple, Registration: 668-4555. Sat., Oct. 13, 9 to noon. Thurs., Oct. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:30-9:30 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. 16-17: Basics of Pruning Woody Plants.

Project Feederwatch, a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders in area backyards, holding a general membership meeting at Beidlemann Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. For details, call Debra at 683-4618. Wed., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Pro-Tips for Improving Scenic and Nature Photographs, will photographer Michael Kimak at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Recommended for adults of all abilities. Free, reservations required. 578-7088. Fri., Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m.

Simple Bike Repair, a workshop to cover the basics sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. At Brian's Bike Repair. $5, call 632-6189 to register. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 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, through Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

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

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

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

Photography classes at Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Includes wedding, portrait, black & white, digital photography, Photo 101 and more. Visit www.shewmakers.com for full schedule or call 636-1696.

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

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 EventsTerry 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.

Bare-Knuckle Poetry open mike at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Readers and listeners are welcome to this free event. Call 447-9039 for more information. Tues., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Laura Viers, native Colorado singer/songwriter in Colorado College's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Oct. 30, 7:30 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.

Soprano Mary Runkle-Cochrane accompanied by Kiev conservatory pianist Eteri Chpiliouk at First Congrational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. $10, 632-6666. Sun., Oct. 14, 3 p.m.

Second Sunday Series at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. $5-$20. Reservations required, 577-4556. Sun., Oct. 14, 4 and 7 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.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs opening it's 20th season with works by Strauss, Beethoven and a world-premiere of a work by local composer Mark Arnest. At First Christian Church, Platte and Cascade. $6-$12, 633-3649. Sun., Oct. 21, 2:30 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

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Featuring Otis Bump and the Riptides. Sun., Oct. 14, 2-5 p.m.

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.

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.

First Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., featuring new performers every Sunday at 5 p.m. $8-$15, 471-4361. Oct. 28: Edmund Ladouceur. Nov. 18: Mark Hayes. Dec. 9: Christmas Concert.

rock, pop & blues

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

Sting at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $55-$100, 576-2626. Sun., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

music announcements

Group Music Classes with Black Rose Acoustic Society. Six weeks at Meeker Music beginning Oct. 1. Classes in fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin and mountain dulcimer. To register call 578-0254.

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

6th Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival performed by Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12 per show, 262-3232. On Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 11-12, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 13, 2 p.m.: Sappho in Love. On Wed.-Fri., Oct. 17-19, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 2 p.m.: Jeffery by Paul Rudnick.

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.

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

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. Also, Wed., Oct. 31, 7 and 11 p.m.

The Murder Room 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.

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.

Fine Arts Center holding auditions for Director of in-school educational theater program (FACET). Paid position. Call 634-5583 for info or audition appointment.

Fright Tour 2001 Haunted House holding auditions for personnel. Paid roles. Must be 16 or older. For details call 578-6652.

RecreationBowling for the United Way at Brunswick Circle Lanes, 999 N. Circle Dr. $40 per lane for four people, two hours of bowling and shoe rental included. Register by calling, 596-5257. Sat., Oct. 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

North Cheyenne Canon Park Clean-up sponsored by the Park and Rec department and the Friends of North Cheyenne Canon. Meet at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road. Ages 14 and up. Register by calling 578-6146. Sat., Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On 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.

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

Spectator 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 Demented Journey Haunted House, 4,800 sq. ft. of terror, for ages 12 and up. $10, 527-2089. Open 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, weather permitting, through Oct. 31.

Monument Hill Sertoma Oktoberfest featuring traditional German music and dance, plus beer and traditional foods. At lake of the Rockies Campground. Details, 488-8887. Fri., Oct. 12, 5-10 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 13, 1-10 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.

Solar Homes Tour demonstrating methods and savings, beginning at Mountain Ridge Middle School, 9150 Lexington Dr. $5, proceeds benefit Project Cope. For details, call 685-5089. Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City (also features craft fair): Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 13.

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. At Fountain Creek, 320 Peppergrass Lane. 520-6745. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Grief Seminar at Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Raod. Speaker at 9 a.m., services at 11, seminar from 12:30-2 p.m. 578-5282. Sun., Oct. 14.

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.

Open Space Celebration, in support of the effort to save open space in Manitou Springs, at Castaway's, 107 Manitou Ave. $50 donation includes dinner and live music. All proceeds go to supporting the pssage of ballot measures B-10 and B-11. RSVP by Oct. 15 by sending a check or money order to SOS, 516 Crystal Hills Blvd., Manitou Springs, CO, 80829. Fri., Oct. 19, 6-10 p.m.

Best of the West Coast, a wine tasting and auction to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Features over 100 domestic wines and live music. At the Briarhurst Manor, Manitou. $40-$5, 520-5711. Fri., Oct. 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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.

An Evening of Giving, a benefit for local charities, at Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. $5, 594-0111. Sun., Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Youth & Family EventsTAZ: 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. 13: Black & White animals. On Nov. 3: Red Animals. On Nov. 10: Turkeys.

Fearful, Fiesty or Flexible? Toddler/Preschool workshop with early childhood specialist Donna Ribisi at the Family Resource Center in Divide (behind the Country Market). Free, lunch and childcare provided. Register by calling 686-0705.

Pagan Children's Circle meets every other Saturday at 1 p.m. in the back of Poor Richard's. All paths and traditions welcome. For details e-mail starfrog72@aol.com or call Jessica at 634-7820. Next meeting: Oct.13.

Silver Key Pumpkin-a-Thon featuring a costume contest, homegrown pumpkin contest and more. All donations (Thanksgiving food especially needed) benefit Silver Key services for the elderly. At Bear Creek Pavilion in Bear Creek Park, 632-1521. Sat., Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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.

School Violence, a discussion for teens and parents with Todd Strasser, author of Give a Boy a Gun. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1204 for details. Wed., Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Aiken Audobon Society meeting at the Beidleman Enviromental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. For all ages, you need not be a member to attend. Call Debra at 683-4618 for monthly topic and details. Wed., Oct. 17, 6:30-9 p.m.

Batty For Bats, with Georgiana Wunderli, BAT woman and Gail Beidronski, bat rehabilitator at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Make your own bat mask. Free, reservations required. 578-7088. For ages 6 and up. Sat., oct 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

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 Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Classical & jazz music

Bidini Plays Chopin with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. $8-$90, 800/641-1222. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m.

Summit Swinging Jazz Concert featuring Allan Veche, Dan Barrett, John Cocuzzi, Mark Shane, Paul Keller and Ed Metz, Jr. at the Seawell grand Ballroom at the Denver Center, Denver. $40, 303/670-8471. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20, 7 p.m. to midnight.

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. 11-14, Carlos Menica. Oct. 19-20 Arsenio Hall. Oct. 24-28 Kathleen Madigan.

Bill Cosby at Buell Theater in the Denver Center, Denver. $40-$60, 800/641-1222. Sat., Nov. 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

dance

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

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

Peter Stark reading from and signing Last Breath: Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Terry Grosz discussing and signing Defending Our Wildlife Heritage at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Sat., Oct. 13, 11 a.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.

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.

Kevin Crossely-Holland reading from and signing The Seeing Stone at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Mon., Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Ann Pancake reading from and signing Given Ground at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Mon., Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Nick Bantock signing The Gryphon at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

T.A. Barron reading from and signing The Lost Years of Merlin Epic at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

Harold Kushner reading from and signing Living a Life that Matters: Resolving the Conflict Between Conscience and Success at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Molly Gloss reading from and signing Wild Life at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

William E. Burrows reading from and signing By Any Means Necessary: America's Secret Air War in the Cold War at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Tracy Chevalier reading from and signing Falling Angelsat Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Laurel K. Hamilton reading from and signing Narcissus In Chains at Tattered Cover LoDo, Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Tickets for a place in line available at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 22, 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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

POSTPONED dc Talk at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. 520-9090. Call for refund details.

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.

Jane's Addiction with Stereo MC's at Magness Arena, Denver. $39-$49, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30 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.

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.

Redman at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $35-$44, 520-9090. Sun., Nov. 4, 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.

Ravi Shankar with Anoushka Shankar at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $41-$51, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.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.

Sting at Magness Arena, Denver. $55-$125, 520-9090. Mon., dec. 10, 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

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.

My Story, at the Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $8, 303/758-4722. Sundays at 7 p.m.; through Oct. 21.

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

HERE/after at the Bug Performance Center, Denver. 303/477-9984. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., through Nov. 3.

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

A Skull In Connemara, at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Through 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., through Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m.

12 Steps Beyond by the ACME Comedy Players at Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $12-$17, 303/758-4722. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; through Nov. 18.

Dinner With Friends, the 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 800/641-1222. Oct. 17-Dec. 8.

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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