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Art Shows and Galleries

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

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 One Plus One, featuring the works of gallery members and their guests, Jan. 11-Jan. 27. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 11, 5-8 p.m.

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.

Cheyenne Mountain High School Art Gallery, 1200 Cresta Road., 475-6110. Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, featuring two- and three- dimensional works. Opening reception: Thurs., Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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 Frida Kahlo Unmasked: Portraits by Various Photographers, Jan. 18-April. 7. Colorado 2002: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Jan. 26-April 21. The Enduring Word: The Art of Printing, Jan. 26-April 30. Opening reception for all three exhibitions: Fri., Jan. 25, 5-7:30 p.m.

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 Nature's Interlude, oils Sherry Rogers, metal sculpture by Barry Petri, and enhanced photo-painting by Rosemary Scheuering. Jan. 18-Feb. 5. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring Skies...unlimited. Call 442-0103. Jan. 26-Mar. 2. Opening reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 4 to 6 p.m.

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.

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

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Spirit of the Horse, works by Pat Dagnon and Cheryl Jones, Jan. 18-Feb. 15. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m.

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, through Feb. 15.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Calla Lily, Lotton glass and calla lily paperweights and perfume bottles. Through Jan. 30.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, through Jan. 31. Artwork by the Pikes Peak Woodturners, through Jan. 31.

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. Say What You Like: Word, Text and Story, in the White Gallery, Jan. 19-May. 12. Chit Chat: Roland Bernier, in the Hoag Gallery, Feb. 2-April 27. Folked: Storytelling Through the Art of Nicholas Herrera, in the King Gallery, Jan. 26-April. 20. Opening reception for all new shows: Fri., Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m.

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

The Genius of Artus Van Briggle: His Art and Legacy", the topic of the Aficionados Luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Room. $10.50 includes lunch. RSVP to 389-6649. Wed., Jan. 30, noon.

Art & Architecture of Islam slide lectures at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-0570. Jan. 30: Brief History of Islam. Feb. 27: Iwan Mosques of Persia. March 27: India and the monuments in and around Delhi and Agra. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

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.

Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth winter classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.

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.

Health & Healing

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.

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.

First Degree Reiki Training with Sharon Schulman. No experience necessary. Provides all elements necessary for the Traditional Usui Method of First Degree Reiki I Certification to use on your self and your loved ones. Sun., Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 4 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.

Freedom from Codependency Workshop at the Woodmen Valley Chapel. Class will cover relationship management, codependency, illnesses and addictions. $20-$35, 599-8652 Ext. 241. Childcare provided. Jan. 22-March 12, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Film & Video

After Life, a critically acclaimed Japanese film presented by Vanguard Church and Fuller Theological Seminary. The theological dimensions of the screening will be discussed afterwards. Free, 491-0428. At Vanguard Church, in the old Academy Station 6 theater at the corner of Austin Bluffs and Academy. Fri., Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

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 Feb. 12: Psycho.

Learning

Mapping the Future, a seminar with Gus Jaccaci of the World Future Society. For business manager, CEOs, entrepreneurs or anyone who creates new endeavors. Learn a new futures mapping methodology. At the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. $19, includes lunch. Sat., Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 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.

Primitivo Cooking Classes with Chef John at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Call 473-4900 for details. Sun., Jan. 20.

Starting Your Own Bed and Breakfast workshop at the Holden House. $55, 471-3980. Wed., Jan. 23, 6 to 10 p.m.

Literary Events

James Doss reading from and signing White Shell Woman at Book Sleuth, 2501 W. Colorado Ave. Free, 632-2727. Tues., Jan. 15, noon to 2 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.

Breaking into Freelance Writing, a seminar with author Wendy Burt at Cheyenne Executive Plaza. $35, 527-8225 or

WendyBurt@aol.com. Sat., Jan. 19, 12:30 p.m.

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.

Burns Nicht Dinner hosted by the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak region, honoring the Scottish poet Robert Burns. At the Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 1, 834 Emory Circle. Cash bar at 6, dinner served at 7. For reservations, call Deb McCullough at 528-5561. Sat., Jan. 26.

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.

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., Feb. 13, 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.

Joe Uveges CD Release Party and kickoff for the "One Down, One Across" world tour at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. $5 admission (free with CD purchase), 389-0719. Fri., Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

Scott Miller, former front man for the V-Roys, performing a Perfectly Legal House Concert with the Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $10 artist's donation, 389-0719. Reservations required. Tues., Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

jazz & swing

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $5-$7. Featuring the 17th Birthday celebration with Al Ebhardt's Big Band. Sun., Jan. 13, 2-5 p.m.

miscellaneous

Festival Fridays at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Featuring live music and cocktails on five consecutive Fridays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. $4-$5, 719/542-1211. 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.

Dick and Melodie Tunney performing inspirational music at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $10-$20, 471-4361. Sun., Jan. 20, 5 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Wendy Woo at The Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. 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.

The Blues Project live concert and art opening at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Featuring live music with Smokin' Joe and the Mighty Burners, Mark Jackson, Magic Dave Therault and other local blues musicians, plus refreshments and door prizes. Blues workshops conducted the following day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, 685-1861. Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Dokken at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road. $23-$25, 597-2900. 21+. Thurs., Jan. 25, 9 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

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.

Blues Workshops with Smokin' Joe Sciallo, Walter Chase, Magic Dave Therault and other local blues musicians as part of the Business of Art Center's Blues Project, 513 Manitou Ave. Call 685-1861 for details. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 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 Hitch Hiker and Sorry, Wrong Number, radio's all time classic radio thriller, performed by the KCME Radio Theater, 88.7 FM. Thurs., Jan. 10, 8 p.m.

Gypsy by the Colorado Springs Conservatory and the Colorado Jazz Dance Company, at the Pikes Peak Community College Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. $12-$15, 577-4556. Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 10-13, 7 p.m. @ p.m. Sunday matinee.

Love Letters by the Encore! Dinner Theater at their new location at 10 Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (formerly Tajine Alami). $20 show only, $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 7:30 p.m. Opens Fri., Jan. 11.

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.

Cabaret at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $24-$41.50, 520-SHOW. Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 13-14, 8 p.m.

Pudd'nhead Wilson, adapted from Mark Twain by Charles Smith at the Smokebrush Center for Arts, 235 S. Nevada. $25, 262-3232. Feb. 22-23, Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.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.

Recreation

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., Jan. 12, 1 p.m. Winter Afternoon Saunter. On Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Full Moon Hike.

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 Sat., Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Snowshoeing at the Crags. On Sun., Jan. 20, 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Keystone Ski Trip.

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.

Colorado Springs Little League is currently accepting player registrations for the upcoming spring 2002 season online at

www.coloradospringslittleleague.com. Call 591-1819.

senior programs

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., Jan. 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Arthritis, a Chiropractic Approach. On Wed., Jan. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Preventing Falls for Seniors. On Thurs., Jan. 24-Feb. 29, 1-4 p.m.: Wise Woman Healing Practices, $3 plus $30 for materials. On Wed. Jan. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.: Successful Aging in a Fast Pace World. On Thurs., Jan. 31, 10-11:30 a.m.: Sleep Hygiene for Seniors.

Care for Caregivers, a class for those who have had another adult become dependent on them. If you're stressed, confused about your feelings, or uncertain what resources are available to you, become a member of this support group. Free. Call Aimee at 385-6972 for details. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Jan. 14-May. 13, 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Touring in Colorado at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Learn about over 100 places to tour in Colorado for free with author Jodi Jill. $2, 385-5933. Thurs., Jan. 17, 1-2 p.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., Jan. 23, 1-3 p.m.: The Art of Storytelling with Carolyn Ryan.

Movies at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. On Tues., Jan. 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: True Grit, with John Wayne and Glen Campbell.

Marway's Candy Making Class with the owners of Marway's Candies at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Bring home the recipe and candy molds, and candy you make. $2 plus $10 materials fee. Tues., Jan. 29, 12:30-2 p.m.

Dance to live Big Band and modern music by volunteer bands at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $2 donation suggested. Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m. Every second and fourth Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Spectator Sports

Colorado 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.

Special Events

Colorado 1870-2000, a slideshow and lecture by photographer John Fielder, about the his collection of "then and now" photo pairs show the changes in Colorado's landscape. At the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free, 385-5990. Thurs., Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Full Moon Ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans in the cafeteria at North Middle School, 612 E. Yampa St. Bring a fingerfood or beverage to share, $1 suggested donation. 800731-2650. Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30-9 p.m.

Youth & Family Events

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On 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.m. 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.

Model Rocket Launching Exercise at the Pueblo Motor Sports Park on N. Pueblo Blvd. $5 includes the cost of a rocket/motor combination. RSVP to 595-9656. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Magic of Mime, with mime Dan Kamin 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.

Open Cockpit Day with a Douglas C-47 WWII paratrooper, cargo and transport plane at the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Bring your kids and sit in the cockpit. Sponsored by the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. Free, 719/948-9219. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Riders in the Sky at the Country Dinner Playhouse, Greenwood Village. $39.50, includes dinner. 303/799-1410. Tues., Jan. 15, 1:45 and 7:45 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

Andenken Gallery, 2110 Market St., Denver. Free, 303/332-5582. Featuring White, an exhibition of the works of Andenken artists. Jan. 11-26. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 11, 5 to 11 p.m.

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 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.

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.

Russell Malone Quartet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Fri., May 3, 8 p.m.

Pharaoh Sanders Quartet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $27.50-$33.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., June 1, 8 p.m.

literary events

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.

Sebastian Junger reading from and discussing Fire at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30, 303/436-1070. Tues., Jan. 22, 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

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.

POSTPONED Theory of Everything V with Dave Watts, Ross Martin, Tye North, Jessica Lurie and The Living Daylights at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Call 303/786-7030 for details.

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.

Liza Band & Wise Monkey Orchestra at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $4, 303/443-4499. Thurs., Jan. 24, 9 p.m.

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

Acoustic Syndicate and The Single Malt Band at the Mountain Sun Hootenanny Bash at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10, 303-786-7030. 21+. Fri., Jan. 25, 9 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.

Seven Nations at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $15.75, 303/443-4499. Thurs., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.

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

Sex Mob at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $7.50, 303/443-4499. Sat., Feb. 2, 10 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.

The North Mississippi All Stars at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $15, 303/443-4499. Sat., Feb. 5, 9 p.m.

Om Trio at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $6.50, 303/443-4499. Sat., Feb. 9, 10 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.

Cirkiss featuring BT, Ty Tek of Casa Del Sol,/Vinyl and Little Mike of Casa Del Sol/Phrunky at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $35, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 16.

Buddy Guy at the Boulder Theater, 14th and Pearl, Boulder. $31.50, 303/413-8308. 21+. Mon., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Lee Scratch Perry &The Mad Professor at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $21, 303/443-4499. Tues., Feb. 19, 9 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.

Dr. Didg at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $9, 303/443-4499. Wed., Feb. 20, 9 p.m.

Tab Benoit at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $15, 303/443-4499. Thurs., Feb. 21, 9 p.m.

Alicia Keys at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $35, 520-9090. 16+. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

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

The Slip at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $9.50, 303/443-4499. Fri., Feb. 22, 9 p.m.

Bullfrog at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $8.50, 303/443-4499. Fri., Mar. 1, 10 p.m.

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

Zakir Hussain & the Masters of Percussion at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23-$28, 719/786-7030. Wed., May 15, 8 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 Who's Tommy in the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Center. $15-$48, 800/641-1222. Jan. 10-13.

Motel California, Harrington and Kauffman's original comedy, at Buntport Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 10-12, 8 p.m.

The Swan at the Horsechart Theatre Co., 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $18-$20, 303/595-3800. Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 9.

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.

The Children's Hour at the Arvada Theater, 6901 Wadsworth, Arvada. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Jan. 29 -- Feb. 24.

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