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Art Shows and Galleries

Art Shows and GalleriesAcoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring art by David Gonzales, through Nov. 18.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring paintings, monotypes, found objects, raku collages by Michelle Vandepas and Susan Blue. Through Dec. 31. Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center. Hosting an open house to benefit the Care & Share Food Bank. Bring in 5 pounds of food or donate $5 and have a free caricature drawn. Free, 260-1873. Sat., Nov. 10.

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 A Gathering of Three Sirens, works by Melanie Audet, Deena Bennett and Laura McCracken, through Nov. 11.

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.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Featuring paintings and sculptures by Randall May and Lee George. Opening reception: Sun., Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition featuring 120 works including painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media 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.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring the 17th annual quilts and woodworking juried exhibition, through Dec. 8.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Rock, Paper, Scissors, works by Jennifer Neff, Kay Beaubien and Elizabeth Hansen, through Nov. 18.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring photographic works by David Bailey, through Nov. 30. Opening reception: Sun., Nov. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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

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

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring new works by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Eric Bransby, through Dec. 20. Works by the Palmer Lake Arts Group, Jan. 2-Feb. 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. Terrain: Landscapes From the King Collection, from the Francis King Collection of Western Art, New Work, by Gary Skul and Pueblo, A Changing Face, by John Suhay through Jan. 26. Opening receptions: Wed., Nov. 28, 5-8 p.m.

art events and programs

Hope In The Storm, a night of supporting our youth and the arts at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. $10, 487-8272. Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. Silent auction 7:30--8:30 p.m.; Live auction 8:30 p.m.

The Holiday Party Must go On, a celebration of the fine arts in honor of the Pikes Peak Council, at the Prep Kitchen, 1005 W. Colorado Ave. Features a wine tasting, gourmet food and new paintings and sculpture by Marica Hefti. $10, 329-1988. Fri., Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m.

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 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.

Acting Class consisting of cold readings and script interpretation. Offered by NYC actress with 20 years experience. Mondays downtown, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Call 262-9078 for interview.

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

call for entries

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

Colorado's Biggest and Best Christmas Toy Run, to benefit Christmas Unlimited. Leaving from Pikes Peak Harley Davidson, 5867 N. Nevada Ave. Run starts at 11 a.m. All bikes welcome, police escorted. Entry fee: one or two new toys. After ride party at George's Union Station. Sun., Nov. 11.

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 Thurs., Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Come make a difference in how women are seen! For more information, call 635-3919.

Rota and Smith Dental Center will be donating $250 to the Humane Society or Junior League when you come in to have your teeth whitened. Call 598-1224. Through Nov. 11.

clubs & organizations

Trails and Open Space Coalition Annual Meeting at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Provide your views on the proposed Front Range Trail. Details, 633-6884. Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting, discussing residential rental properties: Tues., Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m.

American Business Women's Association monthly dinner meeting at The Red Lion, 314 W. Bijou St. 591-2404 for more information. Tues., Nov. 13, 6 p.m.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Inc. (SMMUG), meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (novices meet at 6) at the Disabled American Veterans building, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. For information call Lynn Poos, 719-599-4528 or visit www.smmug.org. Next meeting: Nov. 14.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetings held every second Wednesday of the month September through May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: Nov 14.

The Democratic Club meeting at Bambino's Pizzeria, 2849 East Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs for an all-you-can-eat dinner on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Mark Entrekin, 548-8798 or e-mail

Mark@Echent.com. Next meeting: Nov. 15

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: Nov. 15.

Friends of the Peak annual meeting at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs. RSVP to 471-3145. Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.

The Network Exchange for Women (NEW) meets the third Tuesday 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: Nov. 20.

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: Nov. 20.

Debtors Anonymous holds meetings at the Cathedral Room of First Presbyterian Church at Bijou and Nevada. Free, 719/227-1916. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.

Singles Connection V, a social club for men and women age 50-79, meeting weekly for a variety of activities. Call Pauline at 475-0376 for information and a monthly newsletter.

Silent Springs Social Group, for hard of hearing and deaf adults, sign language users welcome. Dining out at local restaurants, potlucks and community activities. For details call 487-9009 or email

silentspringscos@hotmail.com.

Public Speaking for the Terrified, a supportive environment where you can practice public speaking. Work at your own pace. Tell a joke, read a poem or make a speech. Meeting Saturday mornings. Call 487-9009.

Forums & discussions

Heating and Cooling Buildings with Geothermal Energy Prospects in Colorado, the Clean Business Speakers Series #3, in the training room at the District 11 Facilities Operations and Transportation Center, 5240 Geiger Road. $5. RSVP to Steve Blanchard, 633-4343 Ext. 204. Tues., Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m.

Centro De La Familia community forums in Spanish at Helen Hunt Elementary School, 917 E. Moreno. On Thurs., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.: Viviendo en Colorado Springs, providing information about Immigration and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Laws. Also, Wed., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.

health & healing

Parkinson Assocation of the Rockies meeting at Kaiser Permanente, 20th and Lafayette, Denver. Free, 303/860-1839. Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon.

Sacred Women of Wisdom, a series of workshops on women's spirituality, designed to help women express and expand the daily practice of their spirituality. Labyrinth walks, journaling, creating sacred space. For info call Cee at 683-8511 or log on to http://miraclelabyrinths.netfirms.com.

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.

Peripherial Neuropathy Support Group meeting the first Thursday of the month in the Multi Use room at View Pointe Apartments, 555 S. Rockrimmon Blvd. Details: June Jordon, 532-0840 or the Lumpkins, 633-7651. Next meeting: Dec. 6.

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

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., Nov. 6, 10-11:30 a.m.: Healthy Holiday Eating. On Thurs., Nov. 15 and 29, 10-11:30 a.m. Living With Stroke, Part 1 & 2. On Wed., Nov. 21, 1-2 p.m.: The Aging Mind, Our Three-Pound Universe. On Tues., Nov. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Understanding Congestive Heart Failure. On Tuesday and Thursdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 13, 1-3 p.m.: Eat Well for Less, $5. On Wed., Nov., 28, 1-2 p.m.: Opportunities for the Mature Athlete.

Salute to Veterans! Senior Center Talent Showcase at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Features dancers, singers, honor guard, food and much more. Fri., Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m.

Opportunities workshop at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. This workshop will review generational differences, challenge emotional roadblocks to good planning. $10 includes lunch, 633-0655. Fri., Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m. to1 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.

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.

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.

Volunteer opportunities

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.

Alzheimer's Association seeking volunteers to be a part of HELPLINE, providing information and encouragement to caregivers. Call 266-8773.

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers to promote the Stop Family Violence campaign by distributing posters, cards and bookmarks. Donations of knit caps, gloves, scarves, socks, old sleeping bags and reflective survival blankets are also being sought for homeless clients. Call 578-3278.

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 x16. 10 a.m.-9p.m.

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. 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.

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.

Workout, Ltd. seeking a Volunteer Facilitator to assist participants in developing and approving a mutually acceptable agreement and facilitate meetings with victims and offender towards a positive resolution whenever possible. For details, call Denise Montano or Rich Lindsey at 471-4200.

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.

Memorial Hospital seeking volunteers interested in learning more about health care and making a difference in the community to help in the business office, and interact with patients via reading out loud, visiting, and writing letters. Volunteers should commit for at least 6 months. Hours are very flexible. Call 365-5298.

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.

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

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

Head Start Preschool Program seeking volunteers to spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply, there is no minimum commitment of hours. Call 635-1536, Ext. 233.

The Probation Victim Assistance Program seeks caring volunteers to assist in victim notifications, victims' rights education and the victim/offender mediation process. Call Stephanie, 329-7006.

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

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

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

Film & VideoWorld 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 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.

Warren Miller's Cold Fusion at thew Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $13.50, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Nov. 15, 6 and 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16, 6 and 9:30 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., Nov. 16: Life and Nothing More.

LearningHome 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., Nov. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wicca 101, an introduction to Wicca at the Celebration Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $10 a class or $50 per series. 266-0906. Once a week for six weeks beginning Nov. 9, 7 to 9 p.m.

How Businesses can Boost the Economy, guess speakers Rhonda Bauer and Kim Mutchler of Xpanshen Marketing share ideas about how businesses can use marketing techniques to stimulate our local economy at Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock. $15-$20, 527-5082. Fri., Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Genealogy -- Discovering your Family History in the Historic Carnegie Library at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Call Jane, 632-0850. Sat., Nov. 10, noon.

Choices in Sustainable Living Orientation 9-session course at the Beidleman Enviromental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. $15 for book, 632-6189. Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Take the $tress out of the Holidays, a personal finance management workshop at the Consumer Credit Counseling Service, 1233 Lake Plaza Drive. Free, 576-0909. Wed., Nov. 14, 6 p.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.

International Baccalaureate Program Informational Meeting at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada, call 328-5073 for more information. Wed., Nov. 28, 7 p.m.

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

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

Literary EventsGreat 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.

J.M. Coetzee, South African novelist and author of Disgrace and Waiting for the Barbarians, speaking as part of the Visiting Writers Lecture Series at Colorado College's Packard Hall. SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Arlene J. Warner signing Amanda's New Song, at Media Play, 651 N. Academy Blvd. Sat., Nov. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.

Richard Toner signing The Loving Room, at Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free, 719/266-9945. Sat., Nov. 10, 2 to 4 p.m.

Rita Golden Gelman will be signing her book, Tales of a Female Nomad at Borders Books & Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600. Sat., Nov. 10, 3 p.m.

Ken McLeod, author of Wake Up To Your Life, speaking at Oddfellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. McLeod is widely respected as a Tibetan Buddhist teacher who has trained for years with renowned teachers, including his Master, Kalu Rinpoche. Call 719/634-0566. Tues., Nov., 13, 7p.m.

Renee Bluebell signing What-U-Say: Expressive Collectables -- Encouragement, at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. For more information call 719/638-1337. Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

Tellabration! 2001, A Night of Storytelling for all ages at the Pikes Peak Church of Religious Science, 3685 Jeannine Dr. $2-$5, 528-5448. Sat., Nov. 17, 7--9 p.m.

Stacy Dyson performing blues and poetry with her Dragonwing poets and participants of the Mighty Muse Writing Project. Also performing is the Da Vinci Quartet's Heartstrings group. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Sat., Nov. 17, 4-7 p.m.

Anne Waldman, poet, historian and author of The Beat Book and A Marriage, A Sentence, speaking as part of the Visiting Writers Lecture Series. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Nov. 27, 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 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

Peace and Justice Coffee House featuring Joe Jacquez and Magic Dave at the historic fire house, 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m.

Michael Martin Murphy Cowboy Christmas Concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$31, 520-SHOW. Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

classical

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor with special guess Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$46, 520-SHOW. Fri., Nov. 9-10, 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Nelson Rangell performing at the Colorado Ski Ambassadors 25th Anniversary Party at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $50, includes dinner and dancing afterwards with the Phat Daddy Band. Must be purchased by Nov. 3, 532-1933. Proceeds benefit NY firefighters and their families. Sat., Nov. 10, 6 p.m.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Open jam. Sun., Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m.

Max Morath -- The Ragtime Man, performing a "tour of Ragtime America" at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20, 634-5583. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18, 2 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. Nov. 18: Mark Hayes. Dec. 9: Christmas Concert.

Richard Smallwood performing gospel at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $20, 520-SHOW. Sun., Nov. 18, 5 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Fawn Fables at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 265-9951. Thurs., Nov. 8, 8-11 p.m.

Rubber Planet at Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St. 636-2311. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 9-10, 9 p.m.

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

OM Trio at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Sun., Nov. 11, 8-11 p.m.

Pomeroi CD Release Party at the Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. 635-8484. Tues.-Wed., Nov. 13-14, 9 p.m.

Sasha & John Digweed with Jimmy Van M, produced by Spundae and Together at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Ave. $30-$35, 800/965-4827. Sat., Nov. 17, 9 p.m.

Reel Big Fish, Sugercult and Suburban Legends at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Opie Gone Band at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 265-9951. Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m.

Jim Brickman at the Pikes Peak Center. $32.50--$36.50, 520-SHOW. Wed., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Suites For a King and Lazy Spacemen at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Looks Like Me CD Release Party at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5 at the door. All ages. Fri., Nov. 30, 9 p.m.

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

Clutch, Biohazard and Candiria at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10.43, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Thurs., Dec. 13, 8:30 p.m.

Marty Jones and the Pork Boilin' Poor Boys at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Tesla at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $26, 800/965-4827. 21+. Sun., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.

Liz Clark Band at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Sat., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

Xiren at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Fri., Dec. 28, 8 p.m.

Swivel Hips Smith at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Sat., Dec. 29, 8 p.m.

music announcements

Clarinet Festival and Oboe Master Class at Graner Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. On Fri., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. oboe class. 7 p.m., clarinet class, both with Dr. Raphael Sanders. On Sat., Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., have your woodwinds examined for adjustments by master woodwind maker Francois Kloc. For details call 574-2001.

PerformancesComedy

Jerry Seinfeld at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $TBA, 520-SHOW. Sat., Jan 19, 7 p.m. On sale Nov. 11.

Dance

The Nutcracker by Western Ballet Theater at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$47, 5220-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 23-24, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.

Theater

Red Riding Hood at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Theatre, 210 N. Sante Fe. $5, 542-1211. Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Strange Snow, about how three people respond to the Vietnam War, at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0844. Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

The King and I by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Nov. 30-Dec. 16.

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.

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

Encore! Dinner Theatre/Children's Theatre seeking boys & girls 8 to 12 years old for The Candy Cane Caper. Must be available weekday mornings and Saturday afternoons, Nov. 23 thru Dec. 19. Prepare for a cold reading. Sing your favorite song. Auditions held at Encore! on Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (the old Tajine Alami). Sat. Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

RecreationBlodgett Peak Open Space Hike presented by the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Meet on the west end of Woodmen Road, just wouth of Blodgett Drive. Moderate hike. Free, 633-6884. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m.

Sierra Singles Group inviting single Coloradans of all ages to meet new friends while hiking, biking, camping, learning and exploring Colorado's natural beauty. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Martha Rosenau, 685-9147. On Nov. 17: Blodgett Peak Hike, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Dec. 2: Fountains Creek Hike, 9 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 Sat., Nov. 17, 1 p.m.: An Afternoon Saunter. On Sun., Nov. 25, 10 a.m.: Post Thanksgiving Hike. On Fri., Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.: Once in a Blue Moon Hike.

Hut Touring In The San Juans slide presentation at Grand West Outfitters, 3250 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 596-3031. Wed., Nov. 28, 7 p.m.

Cross Country Skiing Seminar at Grand West Outfitters, 3250 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 596-3031. Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Spectator SportsColorado College Tiger Hockey Home Games at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. All games starting at 7:05 p.m. $12-$15, call 576-2626. Nov. 16-17, Clarkston University. Nov. 23-24, Alaska Anchorage. Jan. 11-12, Minnesota State Mankato. Jan. 18-19, North Dakota. Jan. 25, Air Force Academy. Jan. 26, Niagra University. Feb. 2, University of Denver. Feb. 8-9, University of Wisconsin. Mar. 8-10, WCHA Playoffs.

Special Events International Thanksgiving Festival at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $4-$8, 262-3238. Wed., Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Goodwill Doll Sale at the Goodwill Outlet Store, 2730 S. Academy Blvd. Fri., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fourth Annual Holiday Bazaar at Pine Creek High School gymnasium. Proceeds support the school's award-winning band program. For information, call 495-0155. Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Craft Show at Liberty High School, 8720 Scarborough Dr. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Colorado's Biggest and Best Christmas Toy Run, to benefit Christmas Unlimited. Leaving from Pikes Peak Harley Davidson, 5867 N. Nevada Ave. Run starts at 11 a.m. All bikes welcome, police escorted. Entry fee: one or two new toys. After ride party at George's Union Station. Sun., Nov. 11.

The Trail Of Lewis and Clark -- Canoeing Montana's Wild Missouri River, featuring slides, narration and readings from the journals of Lewis and Clark. Storyteller John Stansfield and outdoor educator Carol Stansfield recreate the last stretch of the journey. At First Methodist Church theater, 420 N. Nevada. Free, 520-5381 or 385-0045. Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Business of Art Center Dinner and Auction, to benefit BAC programs, at the Craftwood Inn, Manitou Springs. $60, 685-1861.Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Colorado Ice Fest 2001 at Kavanaugh Field in Woodland Park. $6 suggested donation, 687-7375. Thurs., Nov. 15, noon to 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Andrew's Day Dinner, honoring Scotland's Patron Saint with the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region, at The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 1, 834 Emory Circle. $25-$27. RSVP to 591-6819. Sat., Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

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.

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 Nov. 19: Emilia-Romagna, Italy. On Dec. 10: Portugal.

Vegeatarian Thanksgiving Dinner with Vegetarians of Colorado Springs at Highlands United Methodist Church, 32nd St. & Osceola, Denver. $12, 303/777-4828. For reservations or club information, visit www.vsc.org or call 388-2176. Thurs., Nov. 22, noon.

Youth & Family EventsVeterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Parade runs south on Tejon from Boulder to Vermijo. Sat., Nov. 10, 9:30 a.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. 10: Turkeys.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., Nov. 10, 10-11 a.m.: A Wetland Feast. On Wed., Nov. 14, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m. Also, Thurs., Nov. 15, 3-4:30 p.m.: Nature Adventures -- Gobblers. On Sat., Nov. 17, 10-11 a.m.: Wild Turkey Trivia.

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: Nov. 10.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., Nov. 17, 10-11 a.m.: The Bear Facts.

Out of Town Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

Michael Card at Littleton Bible Church, Denver. $15-$17, 303/904-4322 Ext. 420. Sat., Nov. 10, 7 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 at the Salida Steam Plant, Salida. $10, 719/539-8514. Fri., Nov. 23, 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.

Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown performing Songs for the Winter Season, an evening of Celtic music, at Cameron Church, 1600 Pearl, Denver. $18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m. Also at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Cherish The Ladies at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. $20-$22, 303/380-2333. Sun., Dec. 16, 7:30 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 Holiday Art Market, through Dec. 24. Also, Fiesta! The Art of Mexican Celebration, through Jan. 13.

Classical & jazz music

Denver Young Artists Orchestra 2001-2002 Season kickoff In Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver. $5-$12, 303/433-2420. Sun., Nov. 18, 7 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.

film

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.

rock, pop & blues

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

SOLD OUT 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.

Puddle of Mud at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Mon., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.

The Haunted, Withcery, Catastrophic and Martyr Aid at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Tues., Nov. 13, 6 p.m.

Supersuckers at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Tues., Nov. 13, 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.

Go Girls Music Fest featuring Liz Clark, Erica Brown, Liz Barnez and Lynn Patrick at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $10, 303/299-0100. Thurs., Nov. 15, 8 p.m.

The Mermen at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 15, 8 p.m.

Jello Biafra at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

Handsome Devil at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

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

Good Charlotte at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $11.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Goldfinger and Reel Big Fish at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $TBA, 800/965-4827. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 17-18. 8 p.m.

Maxwell at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $40, 719/520-9090. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Quasi at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7.50, 800/965-4827. Sun., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

Natalie Merchant at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $30-$32, 719/520-9090. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Local H at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $6, 800/965-4827. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Jaguares at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $32.25-$37, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

King Rat CD Release Party at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

Johnny O Band at the Annex Ballroom, Canon City. $8-$10, 719/276-3088. Sat., Nov. 24, 8:30 p.m.

India.Arie performing on the MTV2 Sisters for Hip Hop and Soul Tour at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $10.50-$22.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

DJ Krush at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Mon., Nov. 26, 8 p.m.

Juliana Theory at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Nov. 7 p.m.

Tomahawk at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Wed., Nov. 28, 8 p.m.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $13.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

Morbid Angel and Deicide at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20-$25, 800/965-4827. Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

The Ataris at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Sun., Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

The Nortec Collective at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Mon., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.

Slipknot at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. On sale Nov. 10, 10 a.m.

Uphollow at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Juice at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.

Dispatch at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20, 520-9090. All-ages. Fri., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Space Team Electra at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Sat.., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Wilco at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $22.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Small Brown Bike at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.

Sting at Magness Arena, Denver. $55-$125, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.

Rock*A*Teens at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Tues., Dec. 11, 8 p.m.

System of a Down, Sevendust and Alien Ant Farm at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $32.50, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Dec. 11, 7 p.m. On sale Sat., Nov. 11, 10 a.m.

Mad Caddies at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Deke Dickerson & The Eccophonics at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.

Pigface at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

Kottonmouth Kings at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 15, 7 p.m.

Moonspell at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Mon., Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Man or Astroman? at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Tues., Dec. 18, 8 p.m.

Hot Water Music at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Tues., Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

Barenaked Ladies, Jewel, Nikka Costa and Jessica Simpson at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $27.50-$40, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 20. On sale Sat., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.

Stanley Jordan at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Sun., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

Kirk Franklin's Christmas Tour at the Paramount Theatre, 16th St. and Glenarm. $35--$45, 303/265-0519. Sun., Dec. 23, 7 p.m.

David Wilcox at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Dec. 27, 7 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. $20, 520-9090. 18 +. Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m.

Lucky Boys Confusion at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$15, 800/965-4827. Sun.-Mon., Dec. 30-31, 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

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.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $20-$175, 520-9090. Against Minnesota Wild, Wed., Nov. 14. Against the NY Islanders, Fri., Nov. 16. Against the Edmonton Oilers, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Against the Florida Panthers, Tues., Nov. 27.

Denver Broncos at 2:05 p.m. at Invesco Field at Mile High. $25-$56. Against San Diego, Sun., Nov. 11. Against Washington, Sun., Nov. 18.Su

theater

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theatre. $15-$20, 303/595-3800. Nov. 9--Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Shakespeare's Storms at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $15, 720/946-1388. Thurs.--Sat. 8 p.m., Sun., 6 p.m., through Nov. 11.

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

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

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.

The Male Intellect: an oxymoron? at Denver Paramount Theatre, 16th St. Mall and Glenarm Place. $33-$42.50, 303/830-TIXS. Nov. 21-25, Wed., Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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

A Christmas Carol at the Denver Center Theatre, Denver. $26-$34, 800/641-1222. Nov. 30 through Dec. 23, show times vary.

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

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

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