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art Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring Sueno con Despertarme by Ana Maria Hernando, Louche by Carson Fox and Fields by Tsehai Johnson through Dec. 31.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or coloradohistory.org. Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Colorado 1870-2000: Then and Now II through April 5.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions II through December. New Classics through December. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through December. Floating Time: An Environment by Tatsuo Miyajima through December. Blanket Statements: Navajo Weavers of the 80's through December.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring IMAX films: Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration and Human Body through the spring. Now featuring art exhibit Discover India, Land of Mysticism, Beauty and Culture. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body runs through Jan. 1.
Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th St., Denver, 303/455-5601, gallerysink.com. Open Thurs.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring Colorado Photography: Pushing the Medium, the photograph as contemporary art. Runs through Oct. 30.
Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401. $3-$4. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Planet Colombia: Deconstructing Stereotypes through Jan. 22.
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, through October. Art exhibits include: Mothing runs through Jan. 1. Featuring Wild and Free: New Works of Art by Larry Fanning and Timberline through Dec. 4. Also featuring The Glory of Nature's Form, photographs by Willis Peterson through Jan. 8. Showing film Lost Worlds through Oct. 2006.
literature Lemony Snicket Booksigning, Temple Event Center, 1595 Pearl St., Denver. $13 for book, admission and place in signing line. Snicket will discuss and sign Book the Twelfth. Mon., Oct. 24, doors for seating at 5 p.m.; presentation at 6 p.m. Visit tatteredcover.com or call 303/322-7727 for more.
The United States of Wal-Mart Happy Hour, Colorado Progressive Coalition Office, 1420 Ogden St., Denver. $25 per person or $40 per couple. Enjoy drinks, light refreshments and author John Dicker reading from The United States of Wal-Mart on Fri., Oct. 28, 5:30-8 p.m. Call Miriam at 303/866-0908 to RSVP by Oct. 24.
Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1st Avenue at Milwaukee Street, Denver, 303/322-7727. Clive Barker signs Visions of Heaven and Hell on Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Bruce Feiler signs Where God Was Born on Wed., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Booksignings, Highlands Ranch Pkwy. At Lucent Blvd., 303/470-7050. T.A. Barron signs The Lost Years of Merlin on Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m.
LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 16th Street at Wynkoop Avenue, Denver, 303/436-1070. Mary Oliver and David Keplinger sign New and Selected Poems, Volume One on Tues., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Alan Lee signs The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook on Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Fire Ecology Workshop, Sat., Oct. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Autumn Morning Hike, Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Denver Justice & Peace Committee 26th Anniversary Celebration, First Mennonite Church of Denver, 430 W. 9th Ave., Denver. $10-$12. Featuring former governor of Choco, Colombia, Luis Gilberto Murillo. Murillo speaks on human rights, the Colombian civil war and U.S. military funding. Sat., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Call 303/623-1463 for more.
Downtown Looking Up, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G streets, Salida. $12 suggested donation. The city hosts a workshop about historic preservation, tax credits, grants and more. Oct. 25-27, 6-9 p.m. Call 719/-539-4555 for more.
Special Makeup Effects Seminar, Historic Tramway Building, 1101 13th St., Denver. $50. During this hands-on presentation, learn makeup effects for theatre, television and motion pictures. Learn how to break into the business. Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 303/446-4892 for more.
theater Denver Center Theater Company Free Performances, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver, denvercenter.org. Featuring "Free for All" performances with tickets available the day of the performance at the box office. Begins at 4:30 p.m., one ticket per over the age of 6. Free shows on Jan. 11, 18, 25, March 15, 22, April 5, May 10.
Appliance, Denver Victorian Theatre, 4201 Hooker St., Denver. $20. A three character play about one woman's journey through breast cancer. Runs Oct. 20-Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., shows Thurs.-Sun. Visit andtototoo.org or call 720/280-7058 for ticket information.
Ain't Misbehavin', Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $34.95-$39.95 including a meal. Celebrating the music of Thomas "Fats" Waller, jazzman. Runs through Nov. 6, shows Wed.-Sun. Visit countrydinnerplayhouse.com for more.
Promiscuity, Playwright Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/841-7550. $15-$20. A racy, laugh-out-loud bedroom farce. Runs through Oct. 22, Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Call 303/499-0383 or visit playwrighttheatre.com for more.
Land of the Dolls, Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. $12-$15. A parody of Jacqueline Susann's 1960s steamy cult classic. Runs through Nov. 5. Call 720/985-6886 for tickets and info.
Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring Fiesta Folklorico on Oct. 28; Lois LaFond and the Rockadiles on Nov. 13; Elmar Oliveira on Nov. 17; Lannie Garrett Sings Songs from the Movies on Nov. 18-19; Bluegrass Christmas on Dec. 10; The Nutcracker by David Taylor Dance Theatre on Dec. 17-22; The Frog Prince on Feb. 19; Echoes of Emerald Isles on March 3; Ailey II on March 5; Joyce Yang on March 23; Annie Get Your Gun on March 31-April 9; Matilda and the Dreamtime on April 15.
Menopause: The Musical, New Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/309-3773. Shows run Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.