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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/898-7200. Gallery/exhibits free. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Five Presses: Selected Works through Aug. 28. Donald Quade: Journal through Aug. 21. Chuck McCoy: New Works on Paper through Aug. 21.
Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main St., Florence, 719/784-1339. Featuring Ladies and Their Flowers by William Miller, a Woodland Park painter. Runs through July 6.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303/443-2122. Wed.-Fri. 12-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. $3-$4. Featuring Mirage and Unfolding, John Buck: Prints and Sculpture and Kristen Imig Photographs.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or coloradohistory.org. Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Soldiers on Skis. Salon d'Arts, a fine art sale and exhibition runs through June 30. Mayor John Hickenlooper hosts a panel discussion regarding the advancement of the arts in Denver on Sat., June 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions through Dec. New Classics through Dec. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through Dec. Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color through June 19. No Boundaries: Art + Fiber through July 10. Floating Time V2-12 Marine Blue through Dec. 31.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. $4-$8. Featuring The Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition through July 31. Featuring a Water-Smart Gardening Expo and Tours on Sat., June 25 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Visit botanicgardens.org for more.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition through Aug. 21. IMAX Theater showing Lewis & Clark: Great Journey through Aug. 21. Gates Planetarium: SonicVision: How Do You See Your Music? Call 800/925-2250 for more.
Salida ArtWalk, Salida. A weekend of events at over 40 studios, galleries and businesses featuring over 100 locally and nationally known artists. Runs June 24-26. Call 877/722-5432 or visit salidaartwalk.org for more.
SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta., 719/742-3074. Featuring Majestic Colorado, original art depicting scenery, wildlife and structures found in Colorado. Runs through July 16. Opens Sat., June 18, 5-7 p.m.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, a documentary about the struggle between a lion king and a young contender, runs through Oct. Art exhibits include: America's Wildest Places through Aug. 28. Colorado Junior Duck Stamp Winners, through June 5. LEGO: Ocean Adventure, through Aug. 21. Ancient Wings: Sandhill Cranes of North America, June 25-Aug. 21. Summer Gone Wild program where children under 12 years are admitted to the center for free during July and Aug.
literature Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Free. Nick Hornby signs A Long Way Down on Mon., June 13, 7:30 p.m. John Dicker signs The United States of Wal-Mart on Thurs., June 30, 7:30 p.m.
Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303/332-7727. Free. David McCullough signs 1776 on Thurs., June 23, 7:30 p.m. John Dicker signs The United States of Wal-Mart on Tues., June 28, 7:30 p.m. Lee Child signs One Shot on Thurs., June 30, 7:30 p.m.
music Central City Opera, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350, Central City. 800/851-8175. $34-$89. Featuring Madama Butterfly from June 25-July 30; Vanessa from July 2-Aug. 7; Paul Bunyan from July 16-Aug.6.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Wildlands Conservation, Thurs., June 23, 7 p.m. Mountain Lions, Thurs., July 7, 7 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Rocky Mountain Iron Motorcycle Rally, Chaffee County Fairgrounds, Salida. Well-known motorcycle comedian Bag Lady Sue MC's this event that includes entertainment, tattoo contests, biker rodeo and much more. Runs July 1-4. Visit rockymountainiron.com or call 866/976-4764 for more.
An Intimate Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall with guest Michael York, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. $21-$25. Dr. Goodall shares stores and offers insight into her work in Africa and around the globe. Actor Michael York performs portions of When Peace Comes, a recent CD/DVD collaboration project with Dr. Goodall. Sat., July 2, 7:30 p.m. Visit bouldertheater.com or call 303/786-7030 for tickets.
Free Tours of the Colorado Governor's Residence, 400 E. Eighth Ave., Denver. Every Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. in June, July and August. Call 303/866-3682 for more.
theater The Complete Works of William Shakespeare ... (Abridged), Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $16-$18. The hilarious, irreverent deconstruction of Shakespeare's work. Runs through July 17 on Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 or visit minersalley.com for more.
A Convergence of Creative Cultures Dance Festival, Crossroads Theatre, 280 Stout St., Denver. $10. A variety of cultural dance events run from June 26-July 2, 7:30 p.m. Visit denvercrossroads.com or call 303/296-0212 for more.
My Way, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver, 303/446-4800. $20-$60. Runs through Sept. 11. Call 303/893-4100 for tickets.
Stomp, Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. $25-$49. Runs June 21-26. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets.
Annual Lakewood Cultural Center Concert, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Denver. Kim Robards Dance ensemble performs three company classics and a world premiere. Sat., June 25, 8 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.
The Full Monty, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. $32-$42. Runs June 28 to July 31. Visit arvadacenter.org for more.
Menopause the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $32.50-$39.50. Actress Joliet Harris recently joined the cast. Runs Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets visit ticketswest.com or call 303/309-3773.