art Aspen Institute Art Gallery, Paepeke Memorial Building, 1000 N. Third St., Aspen, 970/544-7950. Free. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring The Rhythm of Color: Alejandro Otero and Willys de Castro Two Modern Masters in the Colecci'n Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through Nov. 1.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring the multimedia artworks of Emmi Whitehorse, Tracy Krumm and Rebecca DiDomenico through July 29. Visit bmoca.org for more.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Jewelry of Ben Nighthorse through Dec. 31. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy. Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Building Outside the Box: Creating the New Denver Art Museum and Cheyenne Visions II run through Aug. 30. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.
Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Ave., Cañon City, 719/275-2790. $5-$10 for non-members. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Over the River, A Work in Progress, works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude through Aug. 27. Visit fremontarts.org for more.
Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, 303/394-9993. Featuring Building Cultural Bridges: Art from the Former Soviet Union to America through Sept. 29.
Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free to members, $4 for guests. Featuring Heaven and Earth, a collection of Spanish Colonial artworks through Oct. 8.
Tims Art Quilt Gallery, 105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/685-5481. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Featuring Men of Biblical Proportion, an all-male quilt exhibit through July 11.
music 30th Annual Salida Aspen Concert Series, various venues across Salida and Buena Vista. $10 per show. Featuring The American Brass Quintet, July 8. Wu Han and David Finckel, July 9. The Jasper Quartet, July 15. Edgar Meyer, July 20. Ann Schein, Earl Carlyss and Darrett Adkins, Aug. 5. Rita Sloan and David Halen, Aug. 12. Visit salidaaspenconcerts.org or call 719/539-6153 for more.
Bluegrass at the Happy Ass Ranch, Lake George. $30. Featuring Grass it Up, The Ackermans, Creating a Newsense, Saltwagon, Pale Room and the Rocky Mountain Rhythm Bums over three days. Fee includes two nights camping; optional food supplied by Front Range Barbeque. July 7-9. Visit grassitup.com for more.
5th Annual Dreamtime Festival: Music, Arts, Learning & Celebration, Paonia. $75-$85. Presenting music performances, workshops and more. July 13-17. Call 800/600-6185 for more or visit dreamthefuture.org for more.
Richie Havens Concert, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G. streets. $22. The Summit Music Series 2006 presents this folk legend. Sat., July 15, 8 p.m. Call 719/539-8514 for more.
32nd Annual Gospel Music Artists Music In the Rockies, Estes Park Center YMCA, 2515 Tunnel Road. Hear spiritual music and more. July 30 through August 5. Visit gospelmusic.org for more.
30th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride. $50-$165. Featuring Herbie Hancock, Johny Mayal and more. August 3-6. Call 970/728-7009 for tickets or visit telluridejazz.com for more.
8th Annual Crestone Music Festival, Crestone. Featuring John Mayall, Kan'Nal and more. Aug. 4-6. Call 719/256-4533 or visit crestfest.org for more.
NedFest, Nederland. $25-$55. Featuring Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers, Vince Herman and more. Aug. 25-27. Visit nedfest.com for more.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen. Featuring John Mellencamp, LeAnn Rimes, Kanye West and more. Sept. 1-4. Visit jazzaspen.org or call 970/920-4996 for more.
13th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride. $50-$140. Featuring Lou Reed, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more. Sept. 15-17. Visit tellurideblues.com or call 866/515-6166 for tickets.
recreation & learning The Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center & The Wildlife Experience, Westminster and Parker. Featuring Project InSect (International Spectrum of Enormous Crawling Things) through Sept. 11. Butterfly pavilion, open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wildlife Experience, open Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit butterflies.org or thewildlifeexperience.com for more.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $10-$15. Presenting Body Worlds 2 through July 23. Featuring Greece: Secrets of the Past in IMAX through the fall and Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France through summer. Visit dmns.org or call 303/322-7009 for show times or more information.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006.
special events Vail International Dance Festival, Vail and Beaver Creek. Featuring a variety of dance genres and performances. July 30 through Aug. 13. Visit vaildance.org or call 970/845-8497 for more.
theater The Full Monty, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. A musical comedy that exposes more than just the human spirit. Runs through Aug. 6. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.
The Odd Couple: Female Version, Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $11-$13.50. Presenting an update of Neil Simon's contemporary classic, comedic play. July 14-23, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. Visit festivalplayhouse.com or call 303/422-4090 for more.
Honk, Castle View High School, 5254 N. Meadows Drive, Castle Rock. $10-$12. The Castle Rock Players present this Hans Christian Anderson spin-off of Ugly Duckling. July 28-30 and Aug. 3-6. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. Visit crplayers.org or call 303/814-7740 for more.