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Art & Galleries

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.

American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Free, 632-2646. Featuring Hands Across the Sea, an international exhibit of avant-garde, medallic sculpture. Through Jan. 30.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Colorado's Spirit, fine art photography by Sherry Moldenhauer, through Jan. 31.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Gifted Hand, fine crafts from 20 regional artists, through Dec. 31. Also, Regional Visions, paintings by Sparky LeBold, through Jan. 20. Also in the Avenue Gallery, A Grounding Experience, landscapes by Perri Tyler. N-Space in the Springs, the Siggraph travelling art exhibition featuring digital artwork. Siggraph admission is $2-$4. Special hours, call 599-3734 for details. Through Jan. 1.

City Hall at Chapel Hills Mall, 385-6990. Mon.-Fri., 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 6 p.m. Featuring artwork and photography by Cherri Norris. Through Feb. 26.

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 Holiday Lights: A Multi-Cultural Holiday Festival, through Dec. 31.Our Favorite Things: Docent 50th Anniversary Exhibition, through Dec. 31. Hands On, an exhibition from the tactile gallery collection, through Dec. 31. Giricoccola, an Italian Fairy Tale, an installation by Ann Cunningham, through Dec. 31. Inner Beauty: Contrasting Aesthetics from the Permanent Collection, through March 10.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Colorado Then & Now: The Jackson/Fielder Photographs, through March 9.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Pots by the Pound show and sale, Jan. 4-14.

Eagle Conference Center, 777 E. Hwy. 24 in Woodland Park. 687-5700. Fields of Interest: Extraordinary Portraits of Nature, through Jan. 12.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring Grief Work Tapestries and Brazilian embroidery, through Dec. 31. Also, Beyond Words: Celebrating America's Libraries, through Dec. 31. Abstracts by Karla Lee and Jon Nueng Garcia, Jan. 2-31.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring KOSAI Ware, earthworks by Maggie Quinn, through Feb.

FastFrame Gallery, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 16 and Under, works under 16" in size by local artists, through Jan. 9.

Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring Little Gems, small oil paintings by Laura Reilly. Call 333-2416. Through Dec. 31.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring the Christmas Art Extravaganza with past artists of the month, through Dec.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring photographs by Alta J. Dunst, through Dec. 31. Oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, Jan. 3-31. Artwork by the Pikes Peak Woodturners, Jan. 3-31.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring 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 Own Your Own, a holiday art sale, through Dec. 29; Terrain: Landscapes From the King Collection, from the Francis King Collection of Western Art, through Jan. 19; new work by artists-in-residence Gary Skul John Suhay and Joe Kronwitter through Jan. 26.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Astral Bodies -- An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Glass, through Jan. 31. Also, In Your House: A People's History, a mixed media installation by Amy Butowicz, through Jan. 31.

art events and programs

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., Jan. 7. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.

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.

call for entries

Business of Art Center accepting proposals for The Blues Project, a "blue inspired" show opening Jan. 25. All media considered. For details call 685-1861. Art due at the BAC from Thurs., Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to Sat., Jan. 19, 5 p.m.

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.

The Center for Creative Development seeking artists and groups to display and sell their art. Open to painters, photographers, sculptors, digital and other 2D and 3D artists. Call 303/388-2100. Deadline: Feb. 15.

Downtown Art Project accepting entries for outdoor, three dimensional media for year-long downtown exhibit. Call 719/295-7216 for information. Awards include: $1500 Award of Excellence and $500 People's Choice Award. Deadline: May 15.

The Commonwheel Artist Coop is accepting proposals for gallery shows for the year 2002. Send entries to: The Commonwheel Artists Coop C/O The Gallery Committee, 102 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80929, or call 685-1008 for prospectus.

health & healing

World Peace Meditation at Pikes Peak Church, 3685 Jeannine Dr. Join people of every nation, culture, religion and color as they turn their hearts and minds to world healing for one hour. Free, 596-6894. Mon., Dec. 31, 4:45 to 6:15 a.m.

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting at the Memorial Hospital cafeteria, Featuring Dr. Jeremy Limoge speaking on "Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis to Treatment." For details call 636-5101. Mon., Jan. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

American Cancer Society's Look Good... Feel Better program, teaching women undergoing cancer treatment make up application and skin care at Penrose Hospital. Free wigs and wig styling information available at the Cancer Society office. Call 636-5101 for details. Mon., Jan. 14, noon to 2 p.m.

Turning Stress Into Power, a seminar with Sally Sheets at the Penrose-St. Francis Health Learning Center, 1644 Medical Center Point. Free but reservations required, 520-5711. Tues., Jan. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Heartbeat, the suicide prevention partnership for the Pikes Peak Region meets the first Tuesday of each month at Pikes Peak Partners, 12 N Meade. Meetings are at 7 p.m. Call 596-LIFE.

Suicide Prevention Partnership is taking requests for those who wish to have the name of a loved one added to the "Memory Tree". The tree is a way for family members and friends to celebrate the lives and memorialize loved ones lost through suicide. Call 719/573-7447.

senior programs & activities

New Year's Eve (Almost) Dinner and Dance at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. There will be door prizes, singing and dancing. $10, 520-6470. Fri., Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m.

Fit Over Fifty at Body Sculptors Fitness Training Studio, 4743 N. Carefree Circle. Class designed to increase strength, range of motion and flexibility. Eight sessions $45, 637-0100. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:35 a.m.


Film & Video

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 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.


Learning

Woman's Story Retreat For Women: Beloved Of God: Spiritual Dimensions Of Self-Esteem at the Franciscan Retreat Center at Mount St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. $30-$35, 577-9404. Pre-registration required. Fri., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

The Driving Skills Institute offering a free seminar to parents and teenagers about driving permits at Nikola Tesla School, 2560 International Circle. Call 260-9568. Wednesdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 24, 7 to 9 p.m.

American Association of University Women accepting applications for an $500 scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year. Available to female students entering their senior year in an undergraduate degree program or entering a graduate degree program. For details, call 593-7967 or 538-7647. Deadline: March 1.

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.

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.


Literary Events

Poetry Slams sponsored by the UCCS Campus Literary Arts Society at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. $1 admission goes towards the cash prize. Wed., Jan. 9, 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group meets at Barnes and Noble, Citadel Mall. Call Henri & Hollie Snider at 574-5571. Meeting the last Monday of every month, 6 p.m.

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 Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Peace and Justice Coffee House featuring the Greg Borom Trio, 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Thurs., Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m.

The Chieftains with Natalie MacMaster at the Pikes Peak Center. $26-$42, 520-SHOW. Mon., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Scott Miller, Sugar Hill recording artist performing at a house concert presented by the Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $10 artist's donation. Reservations required, 389-0719. Tues., Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

Festival Fridays at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Featuring live music and cocktails on five consecutive Fridays fro, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $4-$5, 719/542-1211. On Jan. 4: Wallace Cotton and the Royals. On Jan. 11: Al Tune and the Kool Kompany. On Jan. 18: Nuestra Familia. On Jan. 25: Dotsero. On. Feb. 1: Cheryl Renee and the Montage.

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

rock, pop & blues

Xiren at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., Dec. 28, 8 p.m.

Todd Tijerina Band at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St. 685-0766. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 28-29, 9:30 p.m.

Positively Negative, Soul Dust and Cryptobiotic at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5, 800/965-4827. All ages. Sat., Dec. 29, 9 p.m.

Swivel Hips Smith at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Sat., Dec. 29, 8 p.m.

Wendy Woo at The Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9952. All ages. Sat., Jan. 12, 8 p.m.

Junior Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 Pikes Peak. $15, 447-9797. Tues., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.

Projekt: Revolution featuring Linkin Park, Cypress Hill and Adema at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $29.50, 576-2626. All-ages. Tues., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Fu Manchu at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $6.43, 800/965-4827. All ages. Wed., Feb. 6, 9 p.m.

Reverand Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827. All ages. Sun., Feb. 17, 9 p.m.

music announcements

The Colorado Springs Chorale is holding auditions for new members at Packard Hall. Call 634-3737. Tues.-Wed., Jan. 8-9, 7-10 p.m.

Black History Celebration presented by N.I.F.T.Y holding auditions for youth under 25 to perform and educate the public about the Black history through entertainment and literature. Seeking rappers, singers, poets, musicians, actors and other entertainers of all colors as long as the performance relates to Black culture or history. Auditions held at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Call Charity Wimberly at 597-9671 or Monica Longmire at 390-3861 for details. Sat., Jan. 12, noon to 3 p.m.


Performances

comedy

Jerry Seinfeld at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $46-$76, 520-SHOW. Sat., Jan 19, 7 p.m.

theater

The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas, by the David Simpich Marionettes, in the West Exhibit Hall, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $16, 577-5747. Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 26-29, 7 p.m.

announcements

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Arvada Center holding auditions for Sundiata, The Lion King of Mali at the Center in Denver. Actors should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song. Experienced performers of all ethnic backgrounds, male and female, ages 18 and over are needed. By appointment only, 303/431-3080 Ext. 3471. Auditions begin Jan. 28.

Colorado YOUth Theatre holding auditions for Peter Pan as well as offering workshops for kids age 6-12. Call 888/747-9765.


Recreation

Wildlife Hike at Clear Spring Ranch, a three-mile hike with a naturalist. Take exit 123 of I-25 and follow the signs to the parking area. Reservations required, 520-6745. Sat., Jan. 5, 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sun., Jan. 6, 11 p.m.: First Hike of the New Year. On Sat., Jan. 12, 1 p.m. Winter Afternoon Saunter. On Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Full Moon Hike.

Snowshoeing in Mueller State Park with Gravity Play Adventure Guides: All equipment included, $45. Every Saturday (conditions permitting.) Call for reservations: 531-7510 or

www.gravityplay.net

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.


Special Events

Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Each night marks one of the seven days of Kwanzaa, which celebrates the best and brightest in African people. For details call 473-6566. On Thurs., Dec. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.: Kujichagulia (Self-determination). On Fri., Dec. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.: Ujima (Collective work and responsibility). On Sat., Dec. 29, 6-8:30 p.m.: Ujamaa (Cooperative economics) featuring African Marketplace. On Sun., Dec. 30, 6-7:30 p.m.: Nia (Purpose). On Mon., Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m.: Kuumba (Creativity) featuring Umoja Karamu, the Unity Feast. On Tues., Jan. 1: Imani (Faith), the day of meditation.

Practice New Year's Eve Part and House Concert at 707 Manitou Blvd. House concert, bar room set with Phil Volan, Joe Uveges and Jim Sokol. Reservations required, 389-0405. $6 artist donation. Sat., Dec. 29, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Seven Falls Holiday Lighting features over 250,000 lights, chorale groups and a visit from Santa. Event will take place the farthest point west on Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $7 admission and $2 suggested donation, 632-0741. Through Dec. 30, 5 to 9 p.m.

KCIC New Year's Eve Gala at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Big band sounds of Wallace Cotton and the Royals, dancing, dinner, champagne and brunch. $250-$325, 538-4000. Call for more information. Mon., Dec. 31.

Holiday Lights Festival 2001 at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Celebration will continue the tradition of displaying live trees, decorated by community organizations, businesses and schools, and now includes winter holiday customs from around the world. Free, 634-5581. Through Dec. 31.

First Night Pikes Peak, a non-alcoholic family New Year's Celebration at 14 various locations downtown. Purchase a button for $5-$8 to gain admission to all events. Buttons available at all King Soopers and YMCA locations. Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

New Year's Austrialian Wine Tasting and Dinner at Jake and Telly's Greek Cuisine, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. $50, tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required, 633-0406. Mon., Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari, a safari route guides visitors through lighted trees and sculptures. $3.25-$5.50, 633-9925. Daily through Jan. 1. 5:30 to 9 p.m.


Youth & Family

Donkey Wake Up Call at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 488-0880. Meet the resident donkeys and watch their morning exercise. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 27-29, 9:30-10 a.m. Also, Jan. 3-5, 9:30-10 a.m.

Cookie Mining at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 488-0880. "Mine" for cookie ingredients and then eat your quarry after playing an educational mining game. Sat., Dec. 29 and Jan. 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Hands-On Holiday Celebrations at the Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, 719/543-0130. Featuring holiday crafts, interactive reindeer games, the Magic Carpet Theater, a collection of Kris Kringle's personal belongings and much more. Through Jan 7.

Andr Kole Magical Spectacular at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $5-$7, 591-6849. Fri., Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

Magic of Mime, with mime Dan Kmain and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6, 520-SHOW. Sun., Jan. 20, 2 p.m.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Wed., Jan. 9, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.; also Thurs., Jan. 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m.: Nature Adventures -- Animal Homes and Signs. On Sat., Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m. to noon: Fountain Creek Bird Count. On Sat., Jan. 19, 10-11 a.m.: Improve Your Nature Photography.


Out of town

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Sam Bush & Friends with Mighty Squirrel at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $35, 303/786-7030. 21 +. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at the Jones Theater, Westcliffe, CO. $5-$30, 719/783-9763. Wed., Jan. 9, 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Willie Nelson at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $40, 520-9090. Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m.

Down from the Mountain: Music from the Film O Brother Where Art Thou, featuring Allison Krauss & Union Station (with Jerry Douglas), Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Ralph Stanley, The Whites, The Peasall Sisters, Norman and Nancy Blake, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Bob Neuwirth and Chris Thomas King at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $69-$85, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

classical & jazz music

Birds of a Feather -- A Tribute to Charlie Parker featuring Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride and Dave Kikoski at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $27-$34, 520-9090. Fri., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

Pat Metheny Group at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $34-$59, 520-9090. Wed., March 13, 8 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Little Feat at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 303/443-3399. 21+. 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.

CPR featuring David Crosby, Jeff Pevar & James Raymond at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $26, 303/786-7030. Sat., Dec. 29, 8 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.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20-$30, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Sun.-Mon., Dec. 30-31, 9 p.m.

Sam Bush and Friends with Mighty Squirrel at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. 21+. $35, 303/786-7030. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

CPR New Year's Eve Gala at the Sheridan Opera House, Telluride. $100-$500 includes dinner, champagne, dancing, cocktails and a DJ after the concert. 970/728-6363. Mon., Dec. 31, 9:30 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.

Leftover Salmon at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Aerosmith with Cheap Trick at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $45-$85, 719/520-9090. Sat., Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Mos Def presents The Black Jack Johnson Project at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $35.50-$37.50, 303/265-0519. Sun., Jan. 6, 7 p.m.

The Word featuring John Medeski, North Mississippi All Stars and Robert Randolph at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Mon.-Tues., Jan. 14-15, 9 p.m.

Papa Grows Funk featuring Russell Batiste, June Namigashi, John Gros, Jason Mingledorff and Marc Pero at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $7.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., Jan. 16, 9 p.m.

Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

Theory of Everything V with Dave Watts, Ross Martin, Tye North, Jessica Lurie and The Living Daylights at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.

Merl Saunders & the King Johnson Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.

Bad Company at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $35-$45, 303/265-0519. Tues., Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

Shogun at Tulagi's, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Thurs., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

Dokken at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $17, 800/965-4827. Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.

Jay Farrar at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

"1964"...The Tribute at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $19.50-$29.50, 303/265-0519. Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

Vinyl at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Jan. 26, 9 p.m.

O.A.R. at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15, 520-9090. Tues., Jan. 29, 9 p.m.

O.A.R. at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15, 520-9090. Wed., Jan. 30, 8 p.m.

Hank III at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $16, 800/965-4827. Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15-$18, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.

Nelly Furtado at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $20-$25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Down from the Mountain: Music from the Film O Brother Where Art Thou, featuring Allison Krauss & Union Station (with Jerry Douglas), Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Ralph Stanley, The Whites, The Peasall Sisters, Norman and Nancy Blake, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Bob Neuwirth and Chris Thomas King at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $69-$85, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

Vonda Shepard at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $32, 303/265-0519. Tues., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.

John Tesh at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $26-$42, 520-9090. Sat, Feb. 16, 9 p.m.

Buddy Guy at the Boulder Theater, 14th and Pearl, Boulder. $13.50, 303/413-8308. 21+. Mon., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Tangerine Dream at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $25-$40, 520-9090. Tues., Feb. 19, 8 p.m.

Aaron Carter, Dream Street and Lindsey Pagano at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Tues., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

The Breeders at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

NOFX at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Sat., March 30, 7 p.m.

special events

Bill O'Reilly speaking as part of the Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Center. $25-$52, 520-9090. Thurs., Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Ehud Barak speaking as part of the Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Center. $25-$52, 520-9090. Mon., April 29, 7 p.m.

theater

The Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris at the Bug Theater, Denver. 303/477-9984. Through Dec. 29.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Aurora. $36. Call 303/431-3939 for show dates and times. Through Jan. 6.

Kiss Me Kate in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Center. $20-$50, 800/641-1222. Through Jan. 5.

The Who's Tommy in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Center. $15-$48, 800/641-1222. Jan. 10-13.

Spinning Into Butter in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Center. $31, 800/641-1222. Jan. 12-March 9.

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    • Sun., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation
  • A Rocky Mountain Christmas with the John Adams Band @ Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

    • Fri., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. $20-$24
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  • Jonah Werner Christmas Concert @ The Loft

    • Sun., Dec. 11
  • Maker Fair Holiday Hoopla @ Colorado Springs City Auditorium

    • Fri., Dec. 9, 4-8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to attend
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  • Cleanse @ UCCS Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities

    • Dec. 9-11
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