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Art Shows and Galleries

Art Shows and GalleriesAcoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring artwork by Debbie Yarra (sales benefit Red Cross), through Oct 20. Art by David Gonzales, Oct. 20-Nov. 18.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring paintings by University of Colorado artists, through Oct. 28.

American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Free, 632-2646. Featuring Money Museum, Hands Across the Sea," an international exhibit of avant-garde, metallic sculpture. Oct. 20-Jan. 30. Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring 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, 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. Also, Making Faces, the photographs of Anne Lennox in the Avenue Gallery, through Nov.3.

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

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.

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, through Dec. 14.

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

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

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, through Oct. 31.

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, through Oct. 26. Also, Railroad Art 2001, through Oct. 31. Photographs by Sandra Horrocks and pottery by Bill Buhler, through Oct. 31.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring American Athletes, sports photography by Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, until August.

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

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. On Nov. 3: Mel, Nick, Neal and County Cork. On Nov. 17: Chris Kermiet with Dan Levinson, Ron Sommers and Charlie Martin. On Dec. 1: mel, Nick and Neal with Larry Edleman and Friends.

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

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

Security Public Library Book Sale at the Security Community Center, 715 Aspen Dr. 391-3191. Sat. Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special presale for members only from 8-9 a.m.

Craft Bazaar at Calvary United Methodist Church, 4120 Austin Bluffs. Featuring arts and crafts, baked goods, lunch, games, prizes and pumpkin patch. Sat. Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

clubs & organizations

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.

The Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region will hold its Fall General Meeting at Faith United Presbyterian Church, 1529 N. Circle Dr. 591-6819. Sun. Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Bring potluck food.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a vegetarian potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m., at varying members' homes. For details or club information, visit www.vsc.org or call Nan, 388-2176. Next gathering: Nov. 11.

Forums & discussions

School Board Candidate Forums presented by Citizens Project. On Thurs., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: District 11, at Helen Hunt Elementary, 917 E. Moreno.

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. 20: Sexually Successful Sons. On Oct. 27: The best Sex of Your Life. $5 per seminar. Reservations, 598-6767.

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.

"Into the Future...The Role of Government in Our lives" with speaker, Peter Bishop, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Studies of the future at the University of Houston and E.D. of the Institute for Futures Research at The Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel. Contact Lynn at 575-4347. Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m.

The Colorado Workplace Equity Coalition Conference, "Riding the Waves of Change", providing training and skill building and achievement of personal balance at the Pueblo Convention Center. 719/564-4919. Oct. 24-26.

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.

Inspire Companies will be hosting Norman Schwarkopf, author of First Break all the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest at the World Arena. 719/272-8110. Nov. 7, 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

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. 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.

Lupus Self-management Workshop at the Olympic Training Center, One Olympic Plaza (on East Boulder). Focusing on pain and stress management techniques, goal-setting strategies, and wellness principles. $35, 888/245-0231. Pre-registration is required. Saturdays, Oct. 20 --Oct. 27, 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Holistic Health Fair and Silent Auction, Doorways to Health, hosted by Holistic Networkers Association. Information booths, panel discussions and hourly scheduled lectures. Free, 578-0789. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-6p.m.

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

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.

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

senior programs & activities

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.

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, through Nov. 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Upper body Mechanics.

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 Fountain Valley Senior Center offers classes in art, health education, money management and more, as well as clubs, field trips and special events for all interests. Transportation, meal planning and shopping assistance available. To find out about activities, call 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.

Adults with Aging Parents Group for those dealing with issues of an aging parent of friend. On the fourth Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., at Penrose Hospital Cancer Conference Room A, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. On the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Monument/Woodmoor Fire Department, 1855 Woodmoor Dr. Details, 266-8773.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ageless Adult Classes at the Arvada Center, Denver. Featuring courses in music, visual arts, ceramics, humanities and dance. Times and fees vary. For details, call 303/431-3939 or visit.

Volunteer opportunities

Salvation Army is looking for Bellringers to help with the annual Kettle Campaign. The campaign will run Nov., 16-Dec. 24. 60 locations around El Paso County. Seven days a week, 636-3891 x 16. 10 a.m.-9p.m.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Film & VideoMind 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.

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. 23: Brother of Sleep. Oct. 30: Beyond Silence.

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. On Jan. 6-7: Italy, Tip to Toe with Stan Walsh. On March 10-12: Wales with Frank Klicar. On April 14-15: Biblical Treasures of Turkey with Robin Williams.

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. 29: Quai des Brumes.

Celluloid Improvisations presented by Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, an afternoon of jazz on film, with Mark Cantor at the Lon Chaney Theater in the City Auditorium. $5-$10. Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

LearningEarly Colorado History, a presentation by Jan Keller at a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. To register call Jane Newman, 632-0850. At Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Dr. Sat., Oct. 20, noon.

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. Thurs., Oct. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Marketing Workshop for Holistic Practioners and Other Service Providers. Open to anyone involved in selling a service. $65, 527-1404. Fri., Oct. 26, 2-5 p.m.

Pro-Tips for Improving Scenic and Nature Photographs, with 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.

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. On Oct 27: Garden of the Gods north end parking lot, 8 a.m. 635-1716.

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.

Celtic History and Spirituality Workshops with Sharron Uhler, presented by Benet Hill Monatery, 2555 N. Chelton. $70 + text, 633-0655. History: Tuesdays, through Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m. Spirituality: Thursdays, through Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8:30 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.

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.

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.

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.

Secular Home Schooling Support Group meeting at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Offering support to parents of home schooled children. For more information, call 637-8282.

Literary EventsBarnes and Noble Events, 795 Citadel Dr. 637-8282. Oct. 18: Educator's Night, Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20: Raise Up a Child, Sat., 11a.m. Oct. 26: Jack Kates, Fri., 4p.m. Book Groups: Sundays, 10 a.m. Storytimes: Fridays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, 11 a.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.

Poetry Slam hosted by the UCCS Literary Arts Society at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Readers welcome, original works only. 3 minute limit, no props, music or costumes. $1. Wed., Oct. 24, 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.

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 Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

Young Writers and Illustrators Contest presented by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration. This year's theme is Drawing on Character. For details call 597-3344.

www.imaginationcelebration.com. Submit entries by Nov. 9.

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

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.

Acoustic Concert and Jam presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. Featuries music by County Cork. $3, under 18 free. Sun., Oct. 21, 6 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

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.

miscellaneous

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

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.

Bebo Norman at Vanguard Church, in the old Academy Six at 3950 N. Academy Blvd. $14-$17, 591-8800. Thurs., Oct. 25, 7:30 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

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

Ballet Hispanico at the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, 7 East Bijou. 520-SHOW. Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

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 Wed.-Fri., Oct. 17-19, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 2 p.m.: Jeffery by Paul Rudnick.

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.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at The Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 801/355-2200. Nov. 1-2.

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.

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.

announcements

Fine Arts Center holding auditions for Stage Manager 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.

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

RecreationAdult Salsa Class taught by members of the Ballet Hispanico Dance Company at Cossett Hall on the Colorado College campus. $20, 630-7434. Fri., Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

Turkey Creek Recreation Area Walk with the Falcon Wanderers. Free, 591-8193. Leashed pets only. Sat., Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to noon.

Union Meadows Open Space Hike. The hike starts at the corner of Union Blvd. and Ranch Dr. Generally moderate with some steep sections that are rocky sandstone, so wear good hiking shoes. Will last two-plus hours. Dress for the weather and bring water, hat and sunscreen. 633-6884. Sat. Oct. 20, 9 a.m.

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

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. 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 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.

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.

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. 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.

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Kick-off at the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade. Neurologist, Dr. Randall Bjork, will present a medical overview of Alzheimer's disease , ANI792 vaccine, and update us on latest research. Free, 266-8773. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 p.m.

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.

Midnight Mystique, Whispered in Leather and Lace presented by The United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire. Nov. 2: The Out of Town Show, $5, 634-9303, 7 p.m. Nov. 3: Coronation XXVI at the Sheraton Hotel, $30, 576-5900, 5 p.m. Nov. 4: Victory Brunch at the Sheraton Hotel, $25. 11 a.m. Admission with meal ticket only.

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 EventsPagan 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. 20.

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.

How Bats Make a Living, a program just in time for Halloween at the Garden of the Gods Visotors Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Learn what they eat, where they live, and if they really drink blood! $2 per family, 219-0108. Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

Halloween for Horses at the High Prairie Farms Equestrian Center, Parker, 7522 S. Pinery Dr. Haunted House, horse painting, goodies, activities for all ages. Free, 303/805-2323. Oct. 27, Noon-5p.m.

Old-Time Halloween Party at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Activities planned include wagon rides, mask making, Victorian parlor games, and a round of musical chairs (children ages 3-12). $1-$5. Children 12 and under admitted free with costume, 578-6777. Sun. Oct. 28, noon-4p.m.

Treak-or-Treaters Photography by artist/photographer Anne Lennox. Lennox is especially interested in documenting unique costumes to add to her series. The first 50 treak-or-treaters in the most outstanding costumes will receive a 4x6 color shot of themselves. At the Business of the Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Free, 685-1861. Wed., Oct. 31, 3-7 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 Nov. 3: Red Animals. On Nov. 10: Turkeys.

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

Father Oriented Parenting Classes at the Fatherhood Foundation, 102 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Suite 306. Taught by certified instructors recognized by the courts and community. Sliding scale available. For info, call Ben Corsbie, 648-3058.

Inside/Out Youth Group, fostering a community that nurtures the development of a positive sexual identity in all adolescents, especially young homosexual, bisexual and transgendered people. Meeting at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside, every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by recreation at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to youth ages 14-22. Details, 328-1056.

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

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

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, through Oct. 27.

Classical & jazz music

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.

The Denver Brass presents Phantom Brass with Kenrick Mervine, organ and Charley Samson, host. $20, 303/832-4676. Fri., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge. Sun., Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood.

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.

Manheim Steamroller at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place in Denver. $25-$80, 719/520-9090. Sat. Oct. 13, 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.

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

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.

rock, pop & blues

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.

De La Soul, Talib Kwell and Biz Markie at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkston and Colfax, Denver, $25, 719/520-9090. Sun., Nov. 11, 7:30 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.

Leftover Salmon and Friends at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkston and Colfax, Denver, $25, 719/520-9090. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 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.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkston and Colfax, Denver, $42.50, 719/520-9090. Mon., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.

special events

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.

Alpaca Open House. Visit an alpaca fiber mill, enjoy alpacas, here Jerry Forstner discuss the alpaca lifestyle. Location: Castle Rock, I-25, East on Plum Creek Parkway (Exit 181); East to Lake Gulch Road; South to Tone Canon Ranch, folow signs to farm. Free, 973-6867. Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Junior Achievement's Denver Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. Jerri Nielson shares her story about her battle with breast cancer, at the Theatre of the Denver Center for Performing Arts. $15-52, 303/628-7369. Tues., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Show/Competition and Sale at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center--Canyon West Room, 417 West Magnolia, Ft. Collins. $2, 970/224-9516. Open to the public Fri.- Sat., Nov. 23, 11 a.m. --6 p.m. Nov. 24, 9 a.m.--4 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.

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theatre. $20, 303/595-3800. Nov. 9--Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

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

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