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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 December. New Classics through December. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through December. 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 Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3074. Featuring Majestic Colorado, original art depicting scenery, wildlife and structures found in Colorado. Runs through July 16.
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 October. Art exhibits include: America's Wildest Places through Aug. 28. 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 August.
literature The Book Haven, 128 F St., Salida. Author David Keplinger signs The Clearing on Sat., July 9, 4-6 p.m. Call 719/539-9629 for more.
Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Free. 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. Nature Literature Hike, Sat., July 9, 8:30 a.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 stories 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.
Colorado Irish Festival, Clement Park, Littleton. $10 for ages 12 and up, free under 12. Featuring dance, music, sports, history and culture. Runs July 9-10, rain or shine. Call 303/777-0502 for more info. Tickets avail. at ticketswest.com.
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.