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Art & Galleries

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, through Jan. 27.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Blues Project. Opening reception and concert: Fri., Jan. 25, 5 p.m.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. daily. Featuring Noble Souls Abhor Wrongdoing, ink-jet and photographic lambda prints by Ethan Jackson, through Feb. 8.

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, through 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 6 p.m. Featuring Nature's Interlude, oils Sherry Rogers, metal sculpture by Barry Petri, and enhanced photo-painting by Rosemary Scheuering. Through Feb. 5.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring Skies...unlimited. Call 442-0103. Jan. 26-March 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.

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, through Feb. 15.

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.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring the Annual Student Art Show, including works in all mediums, Jan. 25-March 1. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 25, 5-8 p.m.

Pottery Co-Op, 1026 S. Tejon St.. Holding an open house featuring demonstrations of raku firings, wheel throwing, hand building, exruding and more. Sat., Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 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, through 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.

Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring plein-air pastels by Ann Rodgers, Jan. 31-March 31. Opening reception: Thurs., Jan. 31, 5-7 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.

art events and programs

Learn to Square Dance with the Rampart Ramblers at the Oddfellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration closes Jan. 27. Call 574-6664.

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. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Dia de la Candelaria Celebration at the Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring Puerto Rican and Hispanic ritual, music, food and more. Free, 634-5581. Sat., Feb. 2, 6 p.m.


Health & Healing

Tri-Lakes Health & Wellness Exposition at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Call 481-3282. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Tues., Jan. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.: Aromatherapy. On Thurs., Jan. 31, 6:30-8 p.m.: Nutrition for Women Only. Through Feb. 13: Tai Chi. Through March 26: Lighten Up for Life.

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. Next workshops: Sat., Jan. 26 and Sat., Feb. 2.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Family-to-Family Education Course, beginning at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. 12-week course will cover schizophrenia, mood disorders, panic disroder, coping skills, recovery and much more. For registration, call Gayle Rappold, 599-0692. Thurs., Feb. 7, 6:45-9:15 p.m.

Fibromyalgia Symptom Management with Relaxation Therapy, a weekly class now forming on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. $20 per session. Call Smooth Changes, 271-6089.

Emotional Eating, a new class for women now forming. Call Smooth Changes Hypnotherapy, 271-6089.


Learning

Monastic Experience, an opportunity for single women to explore the Monastic Vocation to Religious Life. At Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Road. For details, call Sr. Betsy at 633-0655. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 26-27.

Rethinking the Corporation, a discussion course with the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. Learn how corporations become so powerful and why this signals danger to our democracy. All are welcome. Free, donations appreciated for literature. Register by calling 632-6189. Begins Mon., Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

How-To's of Homeschooling, a day of workshops at Cragmor Christian Reformed Church, 1225 Acacia Dr. $12.50, 260-8442. Sat., Feb. 2, 9 a.m.

Landscape Classes at the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolis Ave. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. For details, call 719/561-1452. On Jan. 29: Xeriscape Gardens for the Pueblo Area. On Feb. 5: Pueblo Flower Gardens.

Landscape Design Day at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. $10. RSVP to 574-5058. Featuring local landscaping experts. From 10-11 a.m.: New Landscape Design. 11:15-12:30 p.m.: Renovation of an Existing Landscape. 1-1:50 p.m.: Create Your Own Oasis. 2-2:50 p.m.: Xeriscape Today: The Seven Principles. 3-4 p.m.: Plant Selection for the Pikes Peak Region. Sat., Feb. 2.

Manitou Springs Historic Speakers Series at Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou. Free, 685-5089. All lectures begin Sundays at 3 p.m. On Feb. 3: It's Better Than a Burro, the development of the Cog Railway, with Mark Doty.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU extension courses at the Extension office, 305 S. Union Blvd. Tuesdays from 2 to 4. Classes are repeated at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Constitution and Murray, Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alternate times may exist, call for details. $5 or $35 for nine classes. Pre-register by calling 636-8923. On Feb. 5: Most Common Gardening Problems. Feb. 12: Earth and Friends, basics of keeping soil healthy.


Literary Events

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.

Paul Ranga reading from and signing The Quantum Bridge at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-9960. Sat., Jan. 20, 2-4 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.

Jim Ciletti reading from and signing his new book of poems, At the Crack of Dawn at Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland, 596-1621. Sat., Jan. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Arthur Zapel signing Sweet Uncertainty at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free, 635-1195. Sun., Jan. 27, 1 p.m.

Mark Doty reading from and signing his award-winning poetic works and memoirs, which include Atlantis and My Alexandria. At UCCS University Center room 303, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3532. Wed., Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Erika Warmbrunn presenting and signing Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman's Bicycle Trip through Mongolia, China and Vietnam. At Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon Ave. Free, 635-1195. Thurs., Jan. 31, 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 Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

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.

Pat Donohue at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $10-$15, 495-9654. Fri., Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Mackie Redd at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 278-8108. Fri., Feb. 8, 7:30 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.

Michael Cortez and Creed de Avanzar with dancers from the Rosebud reservation performing a benefit concert for the Walking Shield American Indian Society at the Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. For ticket info, call Lori at 719/582-8509. Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

classical

Air Force Band of the Rockies Fine Art Chamber series featuring Master Sergeant Gary Poffenbarger, tuba, and Technical Sergeant Gene Montgomery, bass trombone. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 633-5584. Tues., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic Masterworks Concert No. 2 featuring works by Dvorak, Brahms, Haydn and Gliere at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton. $3-$12, 442-6853. Sun., Feb. 3, 3 p.m.

Southern Colorado Handbell Festival Concert at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. Free, 527-0045. Features over 300 handbell ringers. Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30 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. 25: Dotsero. On. Feb. 1: Cheryl Renee and the Montage.

Percussionist Gnter Miller and guitarist Taku Sugimoto performing improvisations in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free but tickets required, 389-6607. Thurs., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.

Drum Gathering to celebrate Black History Month. Bring all kinds of drums, plus any other instruments to Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. For details, call 385-7901. Sat., Feb. 2, 1-5:30 p.m.

reggae

Reggae Party and Bob Marley B-Day Celebration featuring Michael Rose, Lion Souljah and Jamaican Eclipse at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $13.50-$15, sold at Independent Records and at the door. For details,

http://www.sweetsounds.org. Sat., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

CANCELLED Dokken at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road. Call 597-2900 for details. Thurs., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

DJ Skip Ripkin and Adam Fader at the Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave. $4-$8, 633-0590. 18+. Fri., 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.

Brian Parton & the Nashville Rebels at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $TBA, 262-9951. Wed., Jan. 30, 8 p.m.

DJ OU812, Solo & Wise, DJ Odi at the Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave. $4-$8, 633-0590. 18+. Fri., Feb. 1, 9 p.m.

Best of the Beatles, a tribute featuring original members of the Broadway show Beatlemania with the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $43, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 1-2, 8 p.m.

The Jimmy VanZant Band performing a Lynard Skynard tribute at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 685-0625. Sat., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.

Seven Nations at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10-$15, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.

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

Sevendust at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., Feb. 15, 8 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.

Coco Montoya with Metro Blues at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12.50, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., Feb. 19, 9 p.m.

RESCHEDULED The Amazing Rhythm Aces at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. $TBA. 687-0625. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.

music announcements

Blues Workshops with Smokin' Joe Sciallo, Walter Chase, Dan Todd, 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.

Guitar Circle of Colorado (GOCO) practice and performance group meeting on a regular basis to work on exercises, technique and repertoire developed by Robert Fripp for the Guitar Craft courses on steel string guitars. All experience levels welcome. For details, visit

http://www.gcco.org or call 499-0766.


Performances

dance

Peter and the Wolf told by the Colorado Springs Symphony and the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs. For tickets, call 633-6698. Sun., Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m.

Burn the Floor, a dance extravaganza created by Elton John, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $24-$45, 520-SHOW. Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 21-23.

theater

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

Love Letters by the Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre at Tony's Chop House, 2930 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo. $32 or $60 per couple includes dinner. Cash bar, 6 p.m. Dinner, 6:30. Show: 7:30. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 15-16.

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

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, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

announcements

UCCS Drama Club holding auditions for Oleanna. Needed are one male, age 29-40 and one female, age 18-24. Call 594-9345 for an appointment. Fri., Feb. 15.


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 Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Full Moon Hike.

Colorado Springs Women's Rugby Team, the She-Wolves, hosting a Learn to Play Rugby day for women at Bear Creek Park, 21st Street and Argus. Free, 491-6570. Visit

http://www.shewolves.org. Sat., Feb. 9, 10-2:30 p.m.


Senior Programs

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. 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.

Wellness courses at Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center, in north Colorado Springs at 3920 Dublin Blvd. On Wednesdays, Jan. 30-March 20, 9-10:30 a.m.: Yoga. On Wed., Feb. 6, 7 p.m.: Urban Herbal Woman. On Tues., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.: Aromatherapy. On Wed., March 20, 6:30 p.m.: Reiki.

Classes with PILLAR, the Peak Institute for Living, Learning and Rejuvenation. Locations and fees vary. Pre-registration required: 633-4991. On Tues., Jan. 29 and Thurs., Jan. 31, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Basic Computers. On Wed., Jan. 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Ideological Roots of Terrorism with Dean Tollefson.

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.


specator 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. 25, Air Force Academy. Jan. 26, Niagra University. Feb. 2, University of Denver.

Rocky Mountain Slammer, an amateur, full-contact mixed martial arts event at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15-$25, 575-0900 or

http://www.rockymountainslammer.com. Sat., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.


special events

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. 800/731-2650. Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30-9 p.m.

Glissando! The Sights and Sounds of Olympic Gold, a local kick-off to the 2002 Winter Olympics at the World Figure Skating Museum, 20 First St. Featuring wine, food, music by the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, silent auction, appearances by Jill Trenary and Herb Beattie and a new exhibit called Olympic Gold. $30, 228-3427. Fri., Feb. 1, 7-10 p.m.

The Wines of Spain, a three-course Spanish wine tasting at Jake & Telly's, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. $45, 633-0406. Thurs., Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Chefs' Gala 2002 featuring a competition between local chefs from 18 fine restaurants, live jazz and a concert by the Colorado Springs Chorale at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $75. RSVP to 634-3737. Sun., Feb. 17, 5-8 p.m.


youth and family

Bear in the Big Blue House, a Jim Henson production, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$21, 520-SHOW. Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 24-25, 7p.m. Sat., Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27, 1 and 4 p.m.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., Jan. 26, 10-11 a.m.: Birds of Prey, Alive!

Lazer Vaudville, a journey through the imagination featuring a laser show, black lights, juggling, magic, dance, acrobatics and slapstick comedy. At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. and 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.

A Hobbit Party, a celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy characters at the Ruth Holley Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd. Create a scroll with elvish runes, eat Bilbo's birthday cake, listen to a reading from Lord of the Rings, gaze into Galadriel's mirror and more. Free, 531-6333. Sat., Feb. 2, 2-3:30 p.m.

Elephant, a solo play for children exploring the world of elephants by Birgitta DePree at the Manitou Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $8, 685-1861. Sat., Feb. 2, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Peter and the Wolf told by the Colorado Springs Symphony and the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs. For tickets, call 633-6698. Sun., Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m.


out of town

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Chris Smither with Louse Taylor at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.

Brooks Williams at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

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

Eidolon and Jubilant Bridge at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $10-$13, 303/777-1003. Fri., Feb. 8, 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.

Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival featuring Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Bob Paisley & Southern Grass, Carolina Road, The Krger Brothers, Kane's River, Bull Harman & Bull's Eye. Open Road, Arlington, Quickdraw, Pete & Joan Wernick, Bertye Maddux Band, Bluegrass Patriots, Mandomonium and many other at the Northglenn Holiday Inn and Holidome, I-25 and 120th Ave., Denver. $20-$48, 970/482-0863. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 15-17.

classical & jazz music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra presenting Cowboy Jamboree, works by Copland, Rossini, Williams and more at Boettcher Hall, Denver Center. $7-$14, 303/893-4100. Sun., Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Boettcher Hall, Denver Center. $10-$55, 303/893-4100. Tues., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.

NEXUS at Boettcher Hall, Denver Center. $10-$55, 303/893-4100. Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Brecker Quartet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Sat., March 9, 8 p.m.

John Scofield Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sun., March 10, 8 p.m.

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

Maceo Parker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed.-Thurs., March 13-14, 8 p.m.

Herbie Hancock at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $29.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Tues., March 19, 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.

opera

The Mikado with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Central City Opera at Boettcher Hall, Denver Center. $10-$55, 303/893-4100. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 8-9, 7:30 p.m.

Tosca by Opera Colorado at the Denver Center. $25-$130, 303/893-4100. Sat., Feb. 16; Tues., Feb. 19 and Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Also, Sun., Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Wendy Woo at the Annex Ballroom, Canon City. $10, 719/276-3088. 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.

Hank Williams III and Ass Jack at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., Jan. 29, 8 p.m.

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

Tall Trees Grove at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Free, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., Jan. 30, 9 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.

Rufus Wainwright at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $17.50, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 2, 9 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.

Static X and Soulfly at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $22.50-$25, 520-9090. Wed., Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Michael Rose at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Furtado at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Feb. 9, 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.

Michelle Branch at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12-$16.20, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Tues., Feb. 12, 8:30 p.m.

Busta Rhymes at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $32, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.

Banyan at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., Feb. 13, 9 p.m.

Caberet Diosa and Rebirth Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.80, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., Feb. 14, 9 p.m.

Shakedown Street's 15th Anniversary Celebration featuring Vince Welnick and Bob Bralove at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 3030/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., Feb. 14, 10 p.m.

The Wailers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22-$25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Feb. 15, 9 p.m.

Galactic with The Roots, Fri., Feb. 15. With Taj Mahal, Sat. Feb. 16. At the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+.

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.

CANCELLED Lee Scratch Perry &The Mad Professor at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $21, 303/443-4499. Call for refund information.

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 and DJ Harry 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.

William Topley at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $25.50-$27.50, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Steve Kimock Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Feb. 23, 9 p.m.

Guided By Voices at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.50-$14, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., Feb. 26, 8 p.m.

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

Ike Willis and Project Object at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25-$16.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m.

Ani DiFranco at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Mon., March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Cockburn at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. 16+. Wed., March 13, 8 p.m.

Darkstar Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20-$22, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri.-Sat., March 15-17, 9 p.m.

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

Keller Williams at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., April 5, 9 p.m.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $44.50-$230, 520-9090. Mon., April 8, 8 p.m.

Zakir Hussain & the Masters of Percussion at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23-$28, 719/786-7030. Wed., May 15, 8 p.m.

theater

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.

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.

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

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

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