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Art Shows and GalleriesAmerican 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 Regional Visions, paintings by Sparky LeBold, through Jan. 20. Also in the Avenue Gallery, A Grounding Experience, landscapes by Perri Tyler.

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 NEW STUFF JAN> 8.

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 abstracts by Karla Lee and Jon Nueng Garcia, through Jan. 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.

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. Featuring Shark's Ink, 1976-2001, a retrospective of works printed by Bud Shark, Jan. 4-Feb. 15. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 4, 5-7 p.m.

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.

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 Palmer Lake Arts Group, through 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 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. In Your House: A People's History, a mixed media installation by Amy Butowicz, through Jan. 14.

art events and programs

Fine Arts Center First Thursdays, an after hours program featuring live music, cocktails, food by Il Vicino and art on the first Thursday of each month from 5-8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $4-$8, 634-5583. On Jan. 3: Big Art Experience with works by Tom McElroy, Paul Harvey Oswald and Animal Charm.

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.

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.

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.

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. Anne Hall, anne@mcteggart.com

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.

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

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.

Caring for the Caregiver, practical, emotional and spiritual support for the caregivers of dementia patients. Meeting on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. beginning Feb. 4 at Fellowship Bible Church, 5580 N. Nevada Ave. On the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 8 at Luther Hall at First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon St. On the first Wednesday at Marriott Brighton Gardens, 1685 S. 21st St., 1:30 p.m. Relief of care available here. On the third Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Club Villa, 405 E. St. Elmo. Call 266-8773 for details on all meetings.

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.

Beloved of God: Spiritual Dimensions of Self-Esteem, a workshop with Jane E. Vennard at Mount St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. $20-$30, 577-9407. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 18-19.

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.

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.

American Film Institute's Greatest Films at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Each second Tuesday through May the Center presents five of the Institute's 100 greatest films. Prior to each screening there will be a discussion of the making of the film hosted by Warren Epstein and/or Rob Geers. $5-$6, includes snacks and cash bar. All films start at 7 p.m. On Jan. 8: Casablanca. On Feb. 12: Psycho.

Learning

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, April 24, 7 to 9 p.m.

American Association of University Women accepting applications for on $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.

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.

Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Workshop, a 10-week workshop with Jim Ciletti at Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland Rd. For registration, call 634-2367. Begins Jan. 16.

Jim Moore, poet and author of The Long Experience of Love reading from his works in Bemis Dining Hall at Colorado College . Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Jan. 24, 8 p.m.

Mzee Lasana Okpara, an Aframerican poet whose books include Life Sentences: Freeing Black Relationships and After H(ours)reading from his works in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.

Jack Foley, Bay Area performance poet, radio host and critic reading from O Powerful Western Star and other works in Bemis Dining Hall at Colorado College. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 7, 8 p.m.

Music acoustic, folk & country

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

choral

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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

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

Kottonmouth Kings at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Mon., Jan. 14, 8 p.m.

Slightly Stoopid with B-Side Players at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 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.

BB King at Arnold Hall, Air Force Academy. 333-4497. Sat., Feb. 16.

Reverend 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

Colorado Springs Chorale 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 390-3861 for details. Sat., Jan. 12, noon to 3 p.m.

Comedy

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

Theater

Jim Jackson as Art Guffaw, a performance featuring a hilarious house painter afraid of color that discovers art in a magical way. At the Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8, 685-1861. Sat., Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ransom of Red Chief, by O. Henry performed by the Fine Arts Center Educational Theater at the Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St. $3, 634-5583. Tues.-Wed., Jan. 15-16, 9 and 11 a.m.

announcements

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.

RecreationWildlife 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.

A Romp with Rover, a hike with your leashed dog along the new Santa Fe Regional trail. Complimentary dog treats and plastic baggies provided. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area off Country Line Road and Hwy. 105. Reservations required, 520-6387. Sat., Jan. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

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

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. 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.

Youth & Family EventsDonkey Wake Up Call at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 488-0880. Meet the resident donkeys and watch their morning exercise. Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 3-5, 9:30-10 a.m.

Jim Jackson as Art Guffaw, a performance featuring a hilarious house painter afraid of color that discovers art in a magical way. At the Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8, 685-1861. Sat., Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.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. 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.

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. On Wed., Jan. 23, 10-11:15 a.. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Nature Adventures - Winter Critters. On Sat., Jan. 26, 10-11 a.m.: Birds of Prey, Alive!

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.

Out of Town Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

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.

art

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and Hope, art created by children with mental illnesses, through Jan. 13.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Giants of Melanesia: Monumental Art from the South Pacific, through Jan. 6. The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore, through Jan. 20. Motion Pictures: Maybridge and Edgerton Photographs from the Collections, through April 14. Cultural Coatings, through June 16. 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.

WildLife Art Works, 123 W. First St., Salida. 719/530-0792. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring Minor Gods & Gardens, raku sculpture and paintings by EAROTHWELL, through Jan.8.

For The Love of Art workshop at the TAGallery, 622 West 6th Ave. #201. Focuses on ways for people to create art together and show the impact of art to improve the quality of life. Call 720/297-4952. Sat., Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to noon.

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.

literary events

Brad Thor presenting and signing The Lions of Lucerne at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tues., Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m.

David Wahn discussing and signing Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m.

13th Annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering at the Arvada Center, Denver. Featuring over 35 cowboys and ranchers from 11 western states and Australia, plus musicians and songwriters. $8-$18, 303/431-3939. Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 10-13.

Steve Jackson discussing and signing No Stone Unturned at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Fri., Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Daniel Kemmis discussing and signing This Sovereign Land: A New Vision for Governing the West at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Sat., Jan. 12, 11 a.m.

Rinpoche Nawang Gehlek discussing and signing Good Life, Good Death: Tibetan Wisdom on Reincarnation at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free, 303/436-1070. Sun., Jan. 13, 3 p.m.

James D. Doss reading from and signing White Shell Woman at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tues., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Rebecca Walker, daughter of Mel Leventhal and Alice Walker discussing and signing Black, White and Jewish: How Memory Works at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Wed., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Patrick J. Buchanan discussing and signing The Death of the West: How Mass Immigration, Depopulation and a Dying Faith are Killing Our Culture and Country at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 11 a.m., 303/436-1070. Thurs., Jan. 17, noon.

Buck Brannaman discussing and signing The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Renowned Horsemen at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Charmaine Craig discussing and signing The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Fri., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Greg Bear reading from and signing Vitals at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Mon., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Wurtzel reading from and signing More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tues., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Gurian reading from and signing The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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

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.

The Immigrant at the Denver Center, Denver. 303/893-4100. Jan. 17-Feb. 23.

Hamlet at the Denver Center, Denver. 303/893-4100. Jan. 24-March 9.

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