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art Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana (self portrait), Linda Foster Leonhard: Suspended Reality, Dismas Rotto: Dizplayed, Dizcover, Dizclosure, prints and assemblages, Facing Off: alternative Portraits, Children's Visual Arts Summer Camp Exhibitions.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Dark Resonance--surrealistic paintings and prints by Mark Spencer, Icons of My Tribe: A Year at the Mall--photographs by Richard Varnes, Arte E Ecologia: On the Social Ecology of Place. Call 303/443-2122.

Dairy Center for the Arts 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303/440.7826. Featuring Art of the Divine Feminine, which includes banners, photographs, weavings, sculptures, spirit dolls, paintings, and pottery. June 20 - July 25.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, West Point/ Points West. Sargent and Italy, (special exhibition ticket required). Tickets at the Museum and on-line at www.denverartmuseum.org.

Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver. Open Fri. 7-10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring Harriet Moyer Portfolio: Formal Sittings June 20 July 30 and Symballein, an installation of glass books by Alicia Baily. Artists reception Fri., July 18, 7 10 p.m. Call 303/477-7173.

Flying Turtle Gallery West, 611 Cañon Street, Guffey, 719/689-6100. Hours are Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Featuring the work of local Guffey artists, fine art and crafts, antique furniture, paintings, Raku horses.

The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, in La Veta, 719/742-3074. Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Gallery in the Park features Majestic Colorado, over 70 works of art, Tues. Sat., 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

miscellaneous Firefighters Appreciation Day, Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver. Free. Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 303/892-1436 or visit www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org.

History and Horses Tour, starting at City Park, Westcliff. Lunch and bus tour $18 - $25. Lunch and self-driving tour $6 - $12. Presented by the West Custer County Library Friends and the Custer County Historical Society. For tickets and information, call 719/783-3771 or 719/783-9562.

rock, pop, country Fiddler's Green, 5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, 303/220-7000. Steely Dan, Mon. Aug. 4; Whitesnake, Warrant, Slaughter, Kip Winger, Tues. Aug. 5; B.B. King and Jeff Beck, Thurs. Aug. 7; Sammy Hagar and Lynard Skynard, Tues., Aug. 12, Lollapalooza: Audioslave, Jane's Addiction and the Donnas, Wed., Aug. 13; Iron Maiden with Dio and Motorhead, Wed., Aug. 20; ZZ Top, Tues., Aug. 26; 311, Fri., Aug. 29; Sex Pistols, Sun., Aug. 31. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

Universal Lending Pavillion at the Pepsi Center, 1700 7th St., Denver. Crusaders, Wed., Aug. 6; moe. and Keller Williams Sat., Aug. 16; Weird Al Yankovic, Sun., Aug. 17; Go-Go's, Wed., Aug. 20. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Tori Amos, Thurs., Aug. 7; Willie Nelson and Family, Fri., Aug. 8; Sheryl Crow, Sat.; Aug. 9; Nora Jones, Fri. Aug. 15; Gypsy Kings, Wed., Aug. 27; Mountain Jam with 50 Cent, The Doors 21st Century, Korn, Sat., Aug 30. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com

acoustic, folk & country concerts Laurie Lewis Trio, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G Street, Salida. $13 - $16. Sat., July 26, 8 10:30 p.m. for more, call 719/539-8514.

literary events Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover Bookstore Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Olympia Dukakis. Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m.. For more information, call 303/322-1965 ext.7447 for more information.

Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover Bookstore Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sat., July 26, 4 p.m. For more information, call 303/322-1965 ext.7447.

Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., at Wyncoop, Denver. John Krakauer. Tues., July 22, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free but required for a place in line; available at 6:30 p.m. 303/436-1070.

miscellaneous Eileen Ivers Immigrant Soul Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities outdoor amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $22 - $34. Sat., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7272.

Bantaba African Fete, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. $14. Traditional drumming and dancing from Senegal with Boubacar Diebate band. Sat., July 19, 8 p.m. For more, call 303/786-7030.

Roomful of Blues, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities outdoor amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $20 - $28. Horn-powered swingin' blues band. Fri., July 25, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.

dance Ibdaa Dance Troupe, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, 2344 Iliff Ave., Denver. $10. A Palistinian traditional dance performance. For more, e-mail malbow@du.edu.

summer fests and such Bead, Fiber and Jewelry Arts Festival, City Hall Museum, Main Street, Guffey. Free. Sat., July 19 Sun., July 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free beading tent (learn to bead) for kids. Vendor spaces still available. For more, call 719/689-3101 or 719/689-2388.

Salida-Aspen Concert Series, John Held Auditorium, 9th and D streets, Salida. $7. July 5 Aug. 9. Call l719/539-7030 for more.

Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur (just north of Monument). $15.95 adults; $8 kids 5 12, kids under 12 free. Open weekends June 14 - August 3, 10 am to 6:30 p.m. 303/688-6010 www.coloradorenaissance.com

Snowmass Village Free Concert Series, Snowmass Mountain, Thursdays, June 26 Aug. 23. For more, visit www.jazzaspen.com.

Vail Bravo! Music Festival, Vail. New York Philharmonic Orchestra, soloists, ensembles and pop concerts. Through Aug. 4. Visit www.vailmusicfestival.org.

Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte and Gunnison. Classical, jazz, bluegrass and the Kansas City Ballet. July 1 27. For more, visit www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com.

The Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series, 1005 York St. Gates open at 6 p.m., shows at 7 p.m. Go to www.botanicgardens.org for full details. July 25 Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Band.

Sangres Jazz Festival, Westcliffe Town Park, Westcliffe. $40 per day. Sat. Aug. 8 Sun., Aug. 10. Call 719/783-3785.

High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival, Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds, Westcliffe. Fri., July 11, 3 10 p.m., Sat., July 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Sun., July 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 719/783-0883.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek North, on 2nd and 3rd avenues between Clayton and Steele streets. July 4 6. Fri., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 303/355-2787 for more.

Aspen Dance Festival, Aspen District Theater (in Aspen Elementary School). July 17 Aug. 18. Call 800/326-2464 for more.

AT&T Lodo Music Festival featuring The BoDeans, the Radiators, Joan Osborne, Dark Star Orchestra, Steel Pulse, Rhette Miller, the Blind Boys of Alabama, The Iguanas and more. July 18 19. $25. Go to www.lodomusicfestival.com.

NedFest 2003, Nederland. Sat., Aug. 2 Sun., Aug. 3. Go to www.nedfest.com for full details

Aspen Music Festival and School. Musical Visionaries: Beethoven, Berlioz, and Beyond. June 19 Aug. 17. Chamber Music Mondays, recital and master-class Tuesdays, symphony Wednesdays, and more. Call 970/925-9042 or go to www.AspenMusicFestival.com.

Steamboat Summer Arts Events, Steamboat Springs. Strings in the Mountains, June 6 Aug. 21. Artists to Watch, The Depot, 1001 13th St., June 13 July 20. Art-in-the-Park festival and Rainbow Weekend, July 12 13. Beaux Arts Festival, Aug. 9 17. SummerArt 2003, The Depot, 1001 13th St., Aug. 1 Sept. 14. Go to www.steamboatspringsarts.com or call 970/879-9008 for more.

theater Road to Nirvana, Hollywood satire by Arthur Kopit. Germinal Stage Denver, West 44th and Alcott St., Denver. $11 for opening weekend, Fri., June 13 Sun., June 15. $13.75 - $15.75 for shows Fri., Sat. and Sun., June 20 July 13. Call 303/455-7108 for more.

Bus Stop, Jones Theater, Westcliffe. $5 - $10. A play by William Inge. July 18 27. Fri. and Sat, 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. For reservations or information, call 719/783-3004.

Dracula, The Musical?, Steamplant Theater, at Sackett and G streets, Salida. $10. By Denver's Caravan Players. Fri., July 11 and Sat., July 12, 8 p.m. For more, call 719/530-0933.

Toby And The Big Top, Walden Family Playhouse,14500 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. July 1 27. For more information call 303/590.1475

Smokey Joe's Caf, a musical about the 1950s. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Through July 20, $24-$36. A special audio-described performance to allow visually-impaired audience members to experience the non-verbal aspects of the performance, with no additional charge for service will be held. Sat., July 19, 2 p.m.; those wishing audio description should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show time. For more, call 720/898-7200 or www.arvadacenter.org

Chicago, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder $19 - $50. Tue. Sun., June 20 Nov. 2, showtimes vary. Call 800/448-5501 for more.

Dream Masterz Theatrical Illusion Show, Theatre of Dreams Arts and Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Cabaret show featuring Joe Givan and Carol Massie, award-winning illusionists. $18. Every Saturday, 8 p.m. For info and tickets, call 303/660-6799.

Ruthless, the Musical, Theatre on Broadway, 13 S. Broadway, Denver. $25 through July 26. 303/777-3292.

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