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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of Alice Ann Ochs in June, Lucille Kirkley in July, and Fran Brower in August.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Quotations, a group show, through June 11; Rejection, an exhibit of work rejected from juried shows in the past year, June 16 through July 16; Clayprints, clay monographs by gallery members and invited guests, July 21 through Aug. 6; and paintings by Amy Wasechek, Aug. 11 through Aug. 27; Receptions are typically held the Friday that the shows open, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Pressure, the third biennial contemporary print exhibition featuring work from Colorado and the seven contiguous state, curated by Clinton Cline, through July 9; opening reception on Fri., June 2, 5-8 p.m. Featuring Printed Here, an exhibition of prints made in the BAC print studio, through June 10.

Colorado Springs Art Guild featuring an exhibit by 25 local artist the First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., jurored by Dani Tupper. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 630-1611 for more. Through July.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, through June 18. Mi Casa es su Casa, an installation by Carlos Frsquez, through June 11. Living with Differences: Art by Families Living with AIDS from the Children's Legacy in Denver, through June 25. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Contemporary Expressions, The '80s and '90s, through June 25. Barela: Recordando un Artista del Pueblo (Remembering a Village Artist), an exhibit of the work of Patrocinio Barela of Taos, New Mexico, June 17 through Aug. 20. Four Artists, Four Objects, Ten Years, an exhibit of the work of Janet Fish, Sondra Freckelton, Nancy Hagin and Harriet Shorr, June 24 through Aug. 27. Mountain, Family, Spirit: Arts and Culture of the Ute Indians, guest curated by Will Wroth, July 21 through December.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Main Street Five-and-Dime: The Architectural Heritage of S. H. Kress and Company, an exhibit which examines the role of dime stores in American Culture, organized by the National Building Museum, through July 16.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Four Common Threads, an exhibit by Brenda Cameron, Susan Demos, Eileen Tomaro and Ann Wardlow Rodgers, through June 13. Featuring Colorado Clay, June 16 through July 11; Adornment of the Soul, an exhibit by Pearl Sanchez, Emma Hutchens, and Alice Helstrom, July 14 through Aug. 8; and Match the Hatch, a printmaking exhibit by Ramona Lapsley, Aug. 11 through Sept. 5.

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring El Dorado Summer Extravaganza, featuring the work of over 30 local and regional gallery artists, June 1 through Aug. 31.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the second annual Black and White Photography Show featuring the work of 16 local artists, through July 14; opening reception on Fri., June 9, 6-8 p.m.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Women and Allegory, an exhibit on storytelling, June 9 through Aug. 4. Fahrenheit 2000, a ceramic show, Aug. 18 through Oct. 6. Together -- Working, an exhibit of the work of married artists, Oct. 20 through Dec. 1.

L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Bright Beginnings, the impressionistic fine arts by Jean M. Houghton, through June.

Pankratz Studios and Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument, 481-3108. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Into Thin Air: A Celebration of Colorado Sculptors, its second annual invitational exhibition and benefit, whose proceeds will support the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, through July 1.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring its Renderings and Representations, the art of Richard Eustice and Don Orr, through June 24.

Pikes Peak Library District exhibits. At the East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd.: an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Lorraine Danzo, through June. At the Penrose Public Library: an exhibit of clothing, crafts and other exotic items from Colorado Springs' sister cities: Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Smolensk, Russia; Fujiyoshida, Japan; Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico; Bishkek, Kyrgastan and Bankstown, Australia.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Glenda Kleinsasser and Kristen Flournay through May 29. Pottery by Joan Lavelett and Jamie Howard, June 1-30.

Salon 7 Art Gallery and Hair Studio, 622 S. Tejon, 632-7774. Featuring Women's Work, a modern art showing by Charlotte Reid, Malia Tata and Rachael Weiss, through June 17.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. At Home on the Range, in the King Gallery through Aug. 5. Jeffrey Zachman & Trine Bumiller's Forces of Nature in the Hoag Gallery through Aug. 19. Robert Gratlot's Reflections in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 19. Giancarlo Impiglia, in the White Gallery through Sept. 3. Hosting a Grand Opening celebration of the Buell Children's Museum on June 10-11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Body of Evidence, a 2- and 3-D show honoring the human form at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, featuring work by Linda Lazzarini, Micheal Cellan, Scott Beram, Betty Ross and Liz Szabo, opening June 2 through July 17. Coastline, the black and white photography of Len Perkis, opening June 2 through June 29. Featuring A.R.C.H.E.S., an all 3-D and relief exhibit of architecture, relief, constructions, habitats, environments, and sculpture, Aug. 9-31, with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Athlete, an exhibit of photographs by Anderson and Low, through June 30.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Got Art?, an exhibit of the photography of Elaine Bean, the paper and oil work of Tom Leech, and the fabric of Jeanne Schenk Steiner, through June 30. Circle of Confusion, a group photography show, opens July 1 and runs through August. Open Skies, an exhibit by Caroline Lamuniere and Susan Morello, opens Sept. 2 and runs through October.


arts events

Music and Art Show, featuring a concert and reception, at the Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 12th St., 634-3771. Sat., June 10, 6-10 p.m.

10th annual Clayfest and Mud Ball in Manitou Springs. Clayfest elevates mudslinging to fine art with a pottery-making competition, for artists and amateurs, in Soda Springs Park. The Mud Ball is an outdoor dance in the Soda Springs Park Pavilion. Includes clay-play area for children and pottery throwing lessons for a small fee. $2 donation. For more information, 685-5089. Sat., June 19, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Opens with Patrocinio Barela Exhibition on Fri., June 23, 5-8 p.m.: $10-$15, $5 for those 12-18, free to those under 12; call to RSVP. Market on Sat., June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $5-$6 for one-day pass, $8-$10 for two-day pass, free to children under 18. Culminates with Native American flute player Carlos Nakai Concert on Sun., June 25, 2 p.m.; $22-$25.

Fine Arts Fest in Pioneers Museum Park. Free for the exhibitors. Free to the public. Features fine original art in media. Music throughout the day. Sat., July 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

15th annual Mountain Arts Festival, a juried arts and crafts show offering entertainment and food, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-8298. Free admission. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eighth annual Salida ArtWalk in Salida, CO. Features over 40 galleries and performance artists all over town. Many artist receptions on Saturday evening, from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 23, 6-9 p.m. Sat., June 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., June 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call: 877-772-5432.

Cultural Festival, to bring awareness of the types of cultural groups in our area, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Call 632-7490 for more. Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

26th annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, a juried fine arts festival by roughly 100 regional and local artists and craftspeople hosted by the Commonwheel Artists Co-Op in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park. Includes live music, entertainment, dancers and activities for children. Free. Call 577-7700 for more. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 2-4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. On Saturdays, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tuesdays, at 10:30 p.m.


Film

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $2.75. Featuring: Grand Hotel, June 6; The Sea Hawk, June 13; For Whom the Bell Tolls, June 20; The Glenn Miller Story, June 27; On the Town, July 11; Sunset Boulevard, July 18; Billy Budd, July 25; The Bridge on the River Kwai, Aug. 1; The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Aug. 8; One-Eyed Jacks, Aug. 15; Roman Holiday, Aug. 22; Midnight, Aug. 29.

Colorado Springs Film Society holding a "Great Directors Series" for viewing and discussing the best movies from some of the top directors of all time at Audio Visionaries, in the Mall at the Bluffs at Austin Bluffs and Academy. Starts Sat., June 24, 6 p.m., with House of Games by David Mamet. Call 389-0039 to RSVP.

Tesla: Lost in Thought, an original work on the life of Nikola Tesla, the genius and inventor whose work in Colorado Springs started 100 years ago, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Stage production will be followed by the world premier of Tripping the Light Electric, a short film about Tesla's Colorado Springs work. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m., $12. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., $15. Sun., 2 p.m., $12. Call 444-0884. July 5-29.


Gardening

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Open House at 2855 Mesa Road, www.csu.org/xeri, 448-4555. On Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring "mini-seminars" on: basic irrigation concepts at 10 a.m.; pros and cons of turf varieties at 11 a.m.; choosing perennials for a sequence of seasonal color at noon; composting your yard waste at 1 p.m.; and pruning at 2:30 p.m. No registration required.

Annual Water Garden Society Sale at the Union Printers Home, 101 S. Union Blvd. Enter on the Pikes Peak Avenue side. Call 597-1504 for more information. Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tea in the Garden among the prize Iris beds at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Features finger sandwiches and sweet treats, as well as lecture by Iris experts on creating and maintaining an Iris garden here in the Rockies. $12.50; call 488-0880 to RSVP by June 2. Wed., June 7, 1-3 p.m.

Teller County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Citywide Garage Sale at the Woodland Park High School. Sat., June 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Iris Society Show, featuring hundreds of iris varieties, at The Shops at the Bluffs Mall, 3650 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Free. Sun., June 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Poor Man's Orchid, a tour of Loomis Iris Gardens led by Russ Eaker of the Elmohr Iris Society at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Wed., June 14, 7 p.m.

Pine beetle workshops, on its identification, life cycle and treatment, by the Colorado State Forest Service. In Monument on Tues., June 13, 6-8 p.m. In Woodland Park on Thurs., June 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-2921 for more.

Wednesday workshops throughout June at 10 a.m. at Perennial Favorites in Rye, CO. On June 7: a nature walk with an herbal consultant onnative edible and medicinal plants. On June 14: "How To Divide Perennials." On June 21: "Summer Solstice Herb Harvest," on how to harvest herbs for use in winter. On June 28: "Fresh Cut Flowers for Bouquets." Call 719/489-3843 to reserve a space.

Ornamental Herbs, a program by Laura Spears of ForestEdge Gardens on the sensual beauty of herbs as ornamental plants, at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Call 578-7088 for more. Thurs., June 22, 7-9 p.m.

Garden Conservancy Open Day in Colorado Springs, as detailed in the 2000 edition of Garden Conservancy Open Days Directory, which lists 416 of the country's best gardens, and when they are open to the public. The open day in Colorado Springs features five private gardens which includes an English cottage garden with an espaliered apple tree, a secret garden with a cistern-fed rock pool, and an octagonal wheelchair garden. Call 888/842-2442 for more. $4 admission to each garden. Sat., June 24.

Black Forest Slash and Mulch Program, a wildfire mitigation and recycling program, held on Thursdays, from 6:30 p.m. to dusk, on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Herring and Shoup Roads in Black Forest. Length no greater than 6 feet. Diameter no greater than 8 inches. No stumps, roots, lumber, tires, household trash or plastic accepted. Donation of canned good appreciated. Mulch distribution begins June 3. Call 575-8450 for more.


July

Broadmoor Garden Club Tour featuring four private gardens in the Broadmoor area: a four-acre estate featured in Colorado's Great Gardens, an English Tudor estate which uses xeriscape principles, an intimate garden which uses the concept of "garden rooms," and an informal garden designed for privacy. Sat., July 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20. Call 471-2148 for reservations.

Annual Rose Show sponsored by the Pikes Peak Rose Society in the Atrium at the Rampart Range Campus of the Pikes Peak Community College. Exhibition and judging in the morning. Open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., July 8.

Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs Garden Tour in the Colorado Springs area. Features a garden in Castle Rock, three gardens in the Broadmoor area, and one in eastern Colorado Springs. $15, 632-6831. Tues.-Wed., July 11-12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ForestEdge Gardens Open House, 12285 Lindsey Lane, Black Forest. Visit one of our area's best known gardens. Call 535-7457 for invitation and directions. Private tours also available. Sat.-Sun., July 15-16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ForestEdge Gardens Tour by Laura Spears on her famous 3-acre gardens. She will discuss the gardens' history, garden building, plant selections, and more. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen and bring a hat or an umbrella. $15. Send check to Friends of Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, 80907 to hold your space. Send $25 if you also wish to attend her ornamental herbs program on June 22 (see above). Call 578-7088 for more. Sat., July 22, 10 a.m. to noon.

Elmohr Iris Society Annual Sale at The Shops at the Bluffs Mall, 3650 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Features Rhizomes, donated by hybridizers around the world, for $3 each. (Usually sold for $40). Sun, July 23, 10-4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Water Garden Society Ninth Annual Pond Tour. Pick up a map to the area's water gardens in Wasson High School's south parking lot. Free. Call 597-1504 for more information. Sat.-Sun., July 29-30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


august

ForestEdge Gardens Open House, 12285 Lindsey Lane, Black Forest. Visit one of our area's best known gardens. Call 535-7457 for invitation and directions. Private tours also available. Sat.-Sun., August 5-6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Literary

Authors

Terry Johnson and Matt Braun signing their new books Lay the Mountains Low and Kinch Riley, respectively, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., June 11, 1 p.m.

Harold Prommel signing and reading from his book of poetry, Two Hearts Talking, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., June 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

John MacLean signing and discussing Fire on the Mountain at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., June 13, 5-7 p.m.

Goose Gossage signing The Goose is Loose at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., June 18, 1 p.m.

Sandra Ford Wilson at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

Poet Joy Harjo, a guest lecturer for Colorado College's "Writing the Southwest," performing with her band Poetic Justice and reading poetry in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Tues., June 13, 7 p.m.

Dennis Jackson and Alice Best discussing Together Again: Twin Souls Reunite in Love and Life at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Fri., June 16, 7 p.m.

Michelle Black discussing her new historical novel, Lightning in a Drought Year, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., June 17, 2 p.m.

Kent Haruf, nominated for the National Book Award and a guest lecturer for Colorado College's "Writing the Southwest," discussing his novel Plainsong Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., June 22, 7 p.m.

Rockrimmon Rockabration, the tenth anniversary celebration of the Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Features Zoltan Malocsay presenting "How to Have Fun in the Mountains -- with Comfort and Safety," a slide show, at 12:30 p.m. and Jonni McCoy on "Tips for Living on Less", at 2 p.m. Also contests, refreshments, 9:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 24.

Carla Woody, author of Calling Our Spirits Home: Gateways to Consciousness, at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Tues., June 27, 6 p.m.

Poet Joe Hutchison, a guest lecturer for Colorado College's "Writing the Southwest," reading from his latest volume, The Rain at Midnight in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., July 6, 7 p.m.


Literary groups

Bagel and The Bard, First United Methodist Church First Sunday Book Group discussing Rosencrantz an Gildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, who also wrote Shakespeare in Love. Bagels and coffee available. Call 531-6315 for more. Sun., June 4, 12:30 p.m.

Great Books Discussions at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing Job from the Bible on Thurs., June 8, 6:45-9 p.m.; Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill on Thurs., July 13, 6:45-9 p.m. Social gathering on Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:45-9 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for reservations. Discussing Gertrude and Claudius, John Updike's new look at the story of Hamlet on Wed., June 28, 7 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman on Tues., June 27, 7-9 p.m.; Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes on Tues., July 25, 7-9 p.m.; Outside Passage by Julia Scully on Tues., Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie Group meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Discussing Michael Crichton's Rising Sun on Tues., June 27, 7 p.m.

Romance Book Group meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for reservations. Discussing Legend of the Sorcerer by Donna Kauffman on Tues., June 13, 7 p.m.

Spirituality and Life Book Group meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for reservations. Discussing chapter 8 of Neal Donald Walsh's Conversations with God on Tues., June 20, 7 p.m.

Writers' group meeting on the first Sunday of the month at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. On-the-spot writing games offered. Call 266-9960 for reservations.


workshops

Poetry West offering a poetry workshop led by Susan Carew in Colorado College's Worner Center. Bring writing materials. Call 447-9039 for more. Sat., June 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ten-week Fiction Workshop by Jim Ciletti and La Dolce Vita Writer's Salon at Hooked On Books, 3918 Maizeland Road. Fee: $125. For an application/workshop outline, 596-1621. Begins Wed., June 14, 6:30 p.m.

Living Other Lives, a one-day, intensive short-story writing workshop, led by freelance writer and teacher Marylin Warner, at 120 N. 31st. $38. Call 475-9455 to reserve a space. Sat., June 17, or Sat., June 24. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Music Fests

June

Acoustic Concert and Jam on the third Sunday of the month presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at 6 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Features Phil Volan, Charlie Hall on June 18.

Bancroft Park Series presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies with Floyd Frame conducting. Jazz Band on Tuesdays, June 6-20, 7-8 p.m.

Brown Bag Series, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a variety of music. June 6: Firebird. July 13: Mary Lawrence. June 20: Big Back Yard. June 27: Floyd Frame Ensemble.

Chamber music faculty artists concerts as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Tickets: $15, but 2 for $5 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Tickets not sold in advance will be sold at the door at 7 p.m. Fri., June 23, 7:30 p.m.; Tues., June 27, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Eleventh annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, the third largest in Colorado, featuring Bluegrass Patriots, Elliot's Ramblers, Pet Wernick's Live Five, and Ryan Supe and the Rubber Band, at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2414. $15/adult weekend pass. $7-$10/adult day pass. $2-$3/child's pass. $15 camping fee for the weekend. Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun., June 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

16th annual Jazz in the Parks, brought to you by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 14, in Cottonwood Creek Park. June 21, in Antlers Park. June 28, in Bancroft Park.

Second annual RiverFest, featuring several well-known regional musicians, presented by Pueblo Songwriters and Musicians Association and the Greenway and Nature Center, at the Center, Pueblo. $3-$5, 719/549-2414. Also features arts and crafts, a children's playground, and food and drink. Sat., June 24, noon to 6 p.m.


July

Acoustic Concert and Jam on the third Sunday of the month presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at 6 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Features Lost Creek on July 16.

Bancroft Park Series presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies with Floyd Frame conducting. Concert Band on Fridays, July 14-28, 7-8 p.m.

Brown Bag Series, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a variety of music. July 11: Michigan 70th Army Band. July 18: Sid Hausman. June 25: Firebird.

Chamber music faculty artists concerts as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Tickets: $15, but 2 for $5 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Tickets not sold in advance will be sold at the door at 7 p.m. Wed., July 5, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., July 10, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Symphony Outdoor Concert Series. Sat., July 1, 7:30 p.m.: Cottonwood Creek Park, 7:30 p.m. Tues., July 4, 8 p.m.: Memorial Park. Wed., July 5, 7:30 p.m.: Woodland Park. Fri., July 14, 7:30 p.m.: Mountain Shadows. Fri., July 21, 7:30 p.m.: Monument Valley Park. Sat., July 29, 7:30 p.m.: Broadmoor Valley.

Festival orchestra concerts as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Tickets: $5, $2 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Tickets not sold in advance will be sold at the door at 7 p.m. Sat., July 1, 7:30 p.m.; Tues., July 11, 7:30 p.m.

Festival Fridays, offering a variety of music outdoors at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $4-$5, 719/540-0130. July 7: Tiny Barge and the Big Chill. July 14: Chupacabra. July 21: Wallace Cotton & The Royals. July 28: Dotsero.

16th annual Jazz in the Parks, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 5, in Acacia Park. July 12, in Mountain Shadows Park. July 19, in Acacia Park. July 26, in Bear Creek Regional Park.

Music-at-Midday concerts as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Seats available first-come, first-served. Mon.-Fri., July 3-7, 12:15 p.m.; Mon.-Tues., July 10-11, 12:15 p.m.

Fourth annual New Music Symposium as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. $5, $2 with CC ID. Features work by composers Ofer Ben-Amots, David Crumb, Carlton Gamer, Juis Gonzales, Richard Lavenda, David Lamb, Jonathon Lee, Stephen Scott, Andrew Stiller & David Wohl. Performers include Susan Grace, Daryll Stevens, Robert Patterson and members of the Da Vinci quartet.

Vocal Arts Symposium as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts. Tickets: $10, $2 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Features faculty concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall on Thurs., July 27, 7:30 p.m. Features Sunset Jazz Tea Party in Stewart House on Mon., July 31, 7:30 p.m.


August

Acoustic Concert and Jam on the third Sunday of the month presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at 6 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Features Mike Walker on Aug. 20.

Bancroft Park Series presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies with Floyd Frame conducting. Midland Brass Band on Tuesdays, Aug. 1 and 15, 7-8 p.m.

Brown Bag Series, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a variety of music. Aug. 1: Blue Steel. Aug. 8: Floyd Frame Swing Ensemble. Aug. 15: Jubilant Bridge. Aug. 21: Big Back Yard. Aug. 29: Firebird.

Festival Fridays, offering a variety of music outdoors at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $4-$5, 719/540-0130. Aug. 4: Poquito Maz. Aug. 11: Turbo Dog.

Four Thursdays in August, a series of performances presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies, in Antlers Park on all five Thursdays this August from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-31.

16th annual Jazz in the Parks on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2, in George Fellows Park (at East Branch Library). Aug. 9, in Pion Valley Park. Aug. 16, in Cottonwood Park. Aug. 23, in Mountain Shadows Park. Aug. 30, alternative rain date: park repeats according to original schedule.

Vocal Arts Symposium as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Tickets: $10, $2 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Features participants in: "Liederabend" on Tues., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.; "A Scenic View" on Fri., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.; "Give My Regards to Broadway" on Sun., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.; "A Scenic View II" on Tues., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. And the grand finale: "The Very Model of a Modern Major General," a salute to Gilbert and Sullivan, on Fri., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.


Music concerts


June

Omar and the Howlers with Rikki Dee Hall and the Voodoo Hawks and The Mike Nelson Group at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $12.50-$15, 685-3300. Thurs., June 1, 7:30 p.m.

Johnny and the Blades at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., June 2, 9 p.m.

Paul Galaxy and the Galactix at Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Fri.-Sat., June 2-3, 9:30 p.m.

Salsa legend Andy Montaez with Orquesta Sabroso at the Sheraton Hotel on South Circle. $20-$25, 573-9927. Doors at 7 p.m.; music starts at 9 p.m. Fri., June 2.

Omar and the Howlers with Rikki Dee Hall and the Voodoo Hawks at Crystal Canyon, 401 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $12.50-$15, 689-9633. Sat., June 3, 8 p.m.

Pipe organ series at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Featuring baritone Peter Tuff, member of the Vienna State Opera until 1999. Free will offering. Sun., June 4, 3 p.m.

Norman Blake at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $18; 444-0884. Mon., June 5, 7 p.m.

Supafuzz, a KILO Lo-Do show, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $0.94. Mon., June 5, 7:30 p.m.

Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band playing "postHeeHawFunkadelicHipHopNewGrass" at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., June 9, 7:30 p.m.

The Trainwreckers at Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Fri.-Sat., June 9-10, 9:30 p.m.

Beatlemania, a Beatle tribute, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

John Stewart from the Kingston Trio at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., June 10, 9 p.m.

Motorhead with Nashville Pussy, Supersuckers and Speedealer, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $18, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Stop the Violence with Words and Music, presented by the Community Mentor Center and Big Back Yard. Features local bands Big Back Yard, Myzar, Mango fan Django, The Kenny Penny Trio and Dave Arvizu playing and community agencies on site to provide information on services. Call CMC for more at 444-5415. Sat., June 10, noon to 6 p.m.

What Is Music About?, a performance by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic in the Coronado High School auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore. $3-$5. $10, family. Sun., June 11, 3 p.m.

DJ and the Reggae Disciples at Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Sun., June 11, 9:30 p.m.

The Ataris with Lanemeyer, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., June 13, 8 p.m.

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $15-$18, 685-3300. Wed., June 14, 8 p.m.

The Samples with Push Stars at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., June 14, 8 p.m.

Colcannon, performing a Celtic music concert as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6656. $10, $2-$4 with CC ID. Thurs., June 15, 7 p.m.

Roy Rogers and Shana Morrison from the Kingston Trio at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, at the conclusion of the Radisson Indy 200 event on Sun., June 18. $15-$40; call 888/306-RACE.

Disturbed with Deadlights, Apt. 26, and Workhorse Movement, a KILO Lo-Do show, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5.94. Tues., June 20, 7 p.m.

Big House at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Thurs., June 22, 9 p.m.

Brad Paisley at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Thurs., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Purely Wild playing bluegrass at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Highland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus presenting a spoof of the popular musical, The Music Man, in its annual spring show at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. The first half of the show features the Pikes Peak regions top quartets: Colorado Springs' own Yesterday's Heros, as well as Colorado Knights, Peak Harmony, Gadabouts and Voice of Experience. Second half features Revival, the 1998 international champion barbershop quartet. $10-$15, 579-9132 or 520-SHOW. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m.

Native American flute player Carlos Nakai wrapping up the Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $22-$25, 634-5583. Sun., June 25, 2 p.m.

Concerto readings as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Free. Sun., June 25, 3 p.m.

Terry Allen and the Texas Panhandle Mystery Band, described as "somewhere between Frank Zappa and Johnny Cash," at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $18-$20, 634-5583. Fri., June 30, 8 p.m.


July

Rocks, an Aerosmith tribute, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., July 1, 8 p.m.

Jimmie Van Zant Band performing a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks at Crystal Canyon, 401 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $12.50-$15, 689-9633. Tues., July 4, 9 p.m.

Hugh Borde's Steel Drum Band as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts on Colorado College's Armstrong Lawn, 386-6607. Tickets: $10, $5 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center and at the gate. Thurs., July 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Gospel Music Sing and Campout sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO. Concert by New Tradition and The Harvesters on Friday at 7 p.m. Call 473-1144 for more. Fri.-Sat., July 7-8.

Concerto readings as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Free. Sat., July 8, 3 p.m.

Student Honors Chamber Music Concert as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Free. Sun., July 9, 3 p.m.

Jazz concert by Howard Alden as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Tickets: $15, $5 with CC ID, available at the Worner Center, 389-6607. Features work by composers Ofer Ben-Amots, David Crumb, Carlton Gamer, Juis Gonzales, Richard Lavenda, David Lamb. Sun., July 30, 3 p.m.

Chad Brock at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Doors at 4 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., July 13.

Lost Creek playing blugrass at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Classical guitarist Anna Maria presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $8-$12, 634-5583. Sat., July 15, 7 p.m.

Acacia Park Music Fest featuring the Ghetto Cherubs, the A-Holes, Secret Sauce, Lab Rats, Ninety-Nine Cent Wonders, Intoxicants, and Monica's Cigar, in Acacia Park on Sat., July 22, noon to 9 p.m.

Dakota Blond playing eclectic folk at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., July 28, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., July 29, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra performing a two-set, four-hour show at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., July 30, 8 p.m.


August

Clarence Gatemouth Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

Pickin' in the Pines sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO, offering hours of playing and listening under the shady pines. Call 473-1144 for more. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 11-13.

Tempa and the Tantrums playing "Bluebilly Cajun" at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Foreigner with Kansas and Badfinger at Falcon Stadium Grounds at the Air Force Academy. $25, 227-1359. Sun., Aug. 13, noon to 6 p.m.

Mountain Road Ceili Band at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Celebration Concerts, offering the second in a series of three concerts featuring outstanding classical singers to benefit the Pikes Peak Library District's African-American Historical and Cultural Collection Endowment. (Each concert accompanied by a free workshop for youth the following day [see Youth and Family section].) Featuring Soprano Marlissa Hudson at Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. on Fri., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. $15 donation. Make reservation by mailing check payable to: Pikes Peak Library District, 3055 Purgatory Drive, Colorado Springs, 80918-1635 by Aug. 18.

Sacred Concert Series featuring harpist Carol McClure at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $ TBA. Sun., August 20, 7 p.m.


Out-of-town fests

Telluride on the Rocks featuring Jackson Brown, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby and Susan Tedeschi, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $37.50-$47.50, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 5:30 p.m.

Eleventh annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, the third largest in Colorado, featuring The Grasshoppers, Bluegrass Patriots, Elliot's Ramblers, Pet Wernick's Live Five, and Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Black Rose, Lost Creek, Wing and a Prayer and Cheyenne Lonesome at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2414. $15/adult weekend pass. $7-$10/adult day pass. $2-$3/child's pass. $15 camping fee for the weekend. Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun., June 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SOLD OUT Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2000 featuring Jackson Browne, Michelle Shocked, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Leftover Salmon, Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Bruce Hornsby and many more, in Telluride, CO. $155, for a four-day pass. Visit www.bluegrass.com for full line-up. June 15-18.

Second annual RiverFest, featuring several well-known regional musicians, presented by Pueblo Songwriters and Musicians Association and the Greenway and Nature Center, at the Center, Pueblo. $3-$5, 719/549-2414. Also features arts and crafts, a children's playground, and food and drink. Sat., June 24, noon to 6 p.m.

13th annual Strings in the Mountains, a festival of music in Steamboat Spring, CO. Features Brent Rowan on July 3, $20; Terrance Simien and The Mallet Boys on July 7, $20; 3 Jammin' Gents on July 11, $20; Natalie MacMaster on July 14, $28; Rider in the Sky on July 18, $20; Four Bitchin' Babes on July 21, $20; Jaka on July 25; Willie and LoBo on July 28, $20; Tim Weisberg on Aug. 4, $22; New Grange on Aug. 9, $24. As well as a slew of classical music. Call 970/879-5056 for more.

JVC Winter Park Jazz Festival. On Sat., July 8: Neville Brothers, Craig Chaquico, Warren Hill & KHIH's Kenny Johnson Band. On Sun., July 9: Guitars and Saxes, featuring Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Kim Waters & Jonathon Butler, Boney James, Eddie Palmieri and BonaFide.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park featuring: On Sat., July 15: Natalie Merchant, Glen Phillips, Shawn Mullins, Wilco and Medeski, Martin and Wood. On Sun., July 16: Barenaked Ladies, Tara MacLean, Guster, Keb' Mo' and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $40, one-day pass. $70, two-day pass. Call 520-9090.

RockyGrass, the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival, in Lyons, CO. Featuring the Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Blue Highway, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, John Hartford String Band, among many others. 800/624-2422. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day pass: $90. July 28-30.

Tenth annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO, featuring Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler, Catie Curtis, Willie Porter, Kelly Joe Phelps, among many others. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day passes: $90, 800/624-2422. Aug. 18-20.

2000 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Sat., Aug. 19, through Mon., Sept. 4. Offering standard and premium seating. Aug 19: '60s Reunion, $6-$10. Aug. 20: 38 Special, $6-$10. Aug. 21: Pat Benetar, $6-$10. Aug. 22: Statler Brothers. Aug. 24: Mark Chesnutt, $6-$10. Aug. 25: Dwight Yoakam, $16-$20. Aug. 26 in Grandstand: Clay Walker, $12-$16. Aug. 27: Wayne Newton, $16-$20. Aug. 28: Goo Goo Dolls with Tonic, $20. Aug. 29: Stxy, $16-$20. Aug. 30:Suzy Bogguss, Billy Dean & John Berry, $6-$10. Aug. 31: Carrot Top, $6-$10. Sept. 1: Sawyer Brown, $6-$10. Sept. 2 in Grandstand: Chris LeDoux, $12-$16. Sept. 2: David Lee Garza & Lee Perez, $10-$14. Sept. 4: Lonestar, $16-$20.

17th annual Jazz in the Sangres, a two-day event in Westcliff, featuring David "Fathead" Newman and Herbie Mann. $20-$30; call 719/ 783-3785 or 303/794-4170. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 12-13.

2000 Telluride Jazz Celebration, 888-827-8081. Features Orchesta L Mocerna Tradicion and The Dirty Dozen on Friday. Herbie Mann and Jasil Brazz, Ernie Watts Quintet, Stefon Harris Quartet, and more on Saturday. Bobby Watson & Horizon, Cyrus Chesnut Trio, Rebecca Parris Quintet, and more on Sunday. One-day pass: $30-$45. Three-day pass: $100-$155. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 4-6. WWW.TELLURIDEJAZZ.COM

Montreaux Jazz Festival featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, Joe Sample and George Duke at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. On sale June 3, noon. $ TBA, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.


Out-of-town concerts

311 with Incubus, Long Beach Dub All Stars, MDFMK, Apollo 440, and Suicide Machine at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $22.50-$25.50, 520-9090. Sat., June 3, 1 p.m.

The Cure at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Mon., June 5, 7:30 p.m.

Todd Rundren at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., June 6, 8 p.m.

Primal Scream at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $20, 303/322-2308. Tues., June 6, 9 p.m.

The Melvins at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., June 8, 9 p.m.

Margaret Cho at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25-$35, 520-9090. Thurs., June 8, 8 p.m.

Seraphim Shock at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $10-$12, 520-9090. Fri., June 9, 8 p.m.

Lou Reed with Victoria Williams at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $49-$59, 520-9090. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Ray Charles at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $42-$54, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Burt Bacharach at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

Chris Duarte at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., June 17, 9 p.m.

Kool Koncert 2000 featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Jefferson's Airplane's "Volunteers," Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and Lovin' Spoonful, at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 17.

Natalie Cole & Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $39-$69, 520-9090. Sun., June 18, 7:30 p.m.

NSYNC with Sisqo and Pink at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $39.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Tues., June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Steely Dan at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Sunny Day Real Estate at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Fri., June 23, 9 p.m.

A Morning with Groove Collective (after Sunny Day Real Estate's June 23 show) at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399 All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 2 a.m.

Del tha funky homosapien with BlackaliciousB at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m.

Widespread Panic in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $33.25, 520-9090. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25.

Nina Simone in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $39.50-$75, 520-9090. Mon., June 26, 8 p.m.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Eric Carmen from the Rasberries, Jack Bruce from Cream, Simon Kirk from Bad Company, Dave Edmunds from Rockpile, Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's Band, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $ TBA, 520-9090. June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Yes with Kansas at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $39.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 28, 8 p.m.

Blink-182 with Bad Religion at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident with Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Reggaestra in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $30-$35, 520-9090. Fri., June 30, 6 p.m.

Hugh Masekela at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 30, 9 p.m.

The Allman Brothers in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $37.50-$40.15, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 7 p.m.

Roger Waters at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $28-$53, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 8 p.m.

Blues Traveler in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 4, 6 p.m.

SOLD OUT Blues Traveler at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $24.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., July 5, 8 p.m.

Motley Crue with Megadeth and Anthrax in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32-$42, 520-9090. Thurs., July 6, 7:30 p.m.

Don Henley in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $48.50-$58.50, 520-9090. Fri., July 7, 8 p.m.

KYGO's 20th anniversary bash featuring Kenny Rogers, Keith Urban, Steve Holy, Rascal Flatts and Sons of the Desert at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $25-$46, 520-9090. Sat., July 8, 4:30 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$30, 520-9090. Sat., July 8.

Indigo Girls in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$34.50, 520-9090. Sun., July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Ekoostik Hookah at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., July 12, 9 p.m.

Metallica with Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 and System of a Down, at Mile High Stadium, Denver. Wed., July 12, 4 p.m.

No Doubt with Lit and Black Eyed Peas in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $25-$27.50, 520-9090. Sat., July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Paula Cole at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., July 16, 8 p.m.

Diana Ross and the Supremes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$125, 520-9090. Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.

Ozomatli at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., July 24, 9 p.m.

SOLD OUT Sting in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $47.50-$92.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ozomatli at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $47.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $16-$76, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Earth, Wind and Fire in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.

KISS on their "Farewell Tour" with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $33.50-$91, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

B.B. King Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Groove Hawgs and Tommy Castro at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$51, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

Poison with Cinderella, Dokken and Slaugher at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $18-$31, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.

The Who at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.50-$128.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25.

Reggae on the Rocks in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 26.

The Other Ones with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $ TBA, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.

Def Leppard in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $ TBA, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 14.

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Stone Temple Pilots and Fishbone at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$41, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Brian Wilson and the Arapahoe Symphony performing Pet Sounds at Magness Arena, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16.

Phish at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. On sale Aug. 12. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 27.

Counting Crows with Live at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $ TBA, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5.

The Everly Brothers at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 14.


Performances

Dance

Celebration of Dance 2000, featuring 300 young dancers from Danceworks of Colorado Springs, at Wasson High School theater, 2115 Afton Way. $5 at Danceworks or at the door; call 328-0694 for more. Sat., June 3, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Up, Up and Away, a multi-cultural musical dance review, by the Nancy Derby Dance Theatre Arts at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5, at the door. Call 475-0625 for more. Sat., June 3, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Alumni Dance Concert at featuring Peggy Berg and Colorado College alumni dancers. Call 389-6607 for location. Fri., July 14, 8 p.m.


Opera

Mozart's The Magic Flute by the Colorado Opera Festival at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$63, 520-SHOW. Fri., July 28, 8 p.m. Sun., July 30, 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Opening night reception, $25; call 473-0073.


Theater

Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. . $10-$12. Discounts for seniors over 65 and students. Call 573-7411 for tickets. Fri.-Sat., through June 3, 8 p.m. Sun., June 4, 2 p.m.

KCME Radio Theatre presented on 88.7-FM. White Tiger Passage, a British mystery by John Dickson Carr, on Thurs., June 8, 8 p.m. Maudie's Diary, a comedy by Albert G. Miller, on Thurs., July 13, 8 p.m. My Client Curley, a comedy by Norman Corwin, on Thurs., Aug. 10, 8 p.m.

The Filament Cycle with Thadeeus Phillips ###by Stateless? in Taylor Theater at Colorado College. $5 at the door. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25, 8 p.m. Matinee on Sun., June 25, 3 p.m.

1776 by Springs Community Theater at Wasson High School auditorium, 2115 Afton Way, a fund raiser for the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center. $20, 50% of which is tax-deductible; call 596-8443 or 533-1571. Fri.-Sat., June 30 through July 8, 7:30 p.m.

Tesla: Lost in Thought, an original work on the life of Nikola Tesla, the genius and inventor whose work in Colorado Springs started 100 years ago, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Stage production will be followed by the world premier of Tripping the Light Electric, a short film about Tesla's Colorado Springs work. Wed.-Thurs., 7 p.m., $12. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., $15. Sun., 2 p.m., $12. Call 444-0884. July 5-29.

Flying Words Project offering poetry and drama performances by the Deaf Studies Program in Armstrong Hall, 389-6607. Fri., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Twelfth Night as part of Theatreworks' Shakespeare Festival under the tent on UCCS' campus, 262-3232. At least 50 tickets given away nightly; $15 for reserved seating. Tuesdays through Sunday, July 13-30, 7:30 p.m.

24 Hours and Something Original, a parody on television and its writers, performed by the Pikes Peak College Masquers at the Mainstage Theatre on the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 540-7418. $5-$10. Fri.-Sat., July 14-29, 8 p.m. Matinee on Sun., July 23, 2 p.m.

American Dream and Zoo Story , an alumni theater performance in Colorado College's Armstrong Theatre. $ TBA. Wed.-Fri., July 26-28, 8 p.m.


Dinner theater

It Had To Be You by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $33-$35, 687-0694. Begins June 16 and runs through August. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Sundays: gourmet buffet at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m.

A Precious Bit of the West, as part of the Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater's 39th season, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.

My Partner, a melodrama by the Cripple Creek Players in the newly renovated Butte Opera House, Cripple Creek. $6-$12, 719/689-2513. Wednesday through Sunday, 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Opens Sat., June 3, and runs through Labor Day.


Recreation

Triple Crown of Running: The Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run on Sun., June 11; $15 registration fee before June 10, $22 on race day. The Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K on Sun., July 9; $15 registration fee before July 8, $22 on race day. The Pikes Peak Ascent on Sat., Aug. 19 and the Pikes Peak Marathon on Sun., Aug. 20; registration for Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon closed. Call 473-2625 for more.

Bike rides along the new Santa Fe Trail. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Bike the Santa Fe Trail on Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to noon.; Full Moon Mountain Biking along the Santa Fe Trail on Thurs., July 13, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 19, 8-10 p.m.

Hike and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. Bear Creek Bird Walk on Sat., June 10, 8-9 a.m. Wildflowers: Plains to Peak, a slide lecture and hike, at Fountain Creek on Sat., June 10, 9-11:30 a.m. Twilight Hike at Fountain Creek Park on Fri., June, 16, 7-9 p.m. Sunset to Full Moon Hike along the Santa Fe Regional Trail on Fri., June 16, 7:45-9:45 p.m. Steel Ranch Hike on Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Bluebird Hike along the Santa Fe Regional Trail on Sat., June 24, 9-10:30 a.m. Foothills Wildflower Hike at Bear Creek Regional Park on Sat., June 24, 10-11:30 a.m. Homestead Ranch Wildflower Walk in Homestead Ranch Regional Park on Sat., July 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Canine Walk along Fountain Creek Regional Trail on Fri., July 7, 7-8 p.m. Summer Moon Hike at Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Fri., July 14, 8-9:30 a.m. Foothills Wildflower Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Sat., July 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Bear Creek Bird Walk on Sat., July 29, 8-9 a.m. Howl at the Moon Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Fri., Aug. 11, 8-9:30 p.m. Bear Creek Bird Walk on Sat., Aug. 19, 8-9 a.m. A Batty Talk and Walk in Fountain Creek Park on Fri., Aug. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Foothills Wildflower Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Sat., Aug. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.


Spectator Sports

June

18th annual Front Range Invitational Soccer Tournament at the U.S. Air Force Academy Soccer Complex. Features 200 teams from the United States, Canada and Europe. Call 590-9977 for more. Free. Fri.-Mon., June 2-5.

Broadmoor Open, an ice skating competition featuring over 700 skaters from all over the U.S., at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Free to the general public. Wed.-Sun., June 7-11, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

25th annual Pikes Peak Invitational Soccer Tournament at the U.S. Air Force Academy Soccer Complex. Features 275 of the top Premier teams from the United States, Canada and Europe. Call 590-9977 for more. Free. June 28 through July 2, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Medal rounds on Sun., July 2.

Colorado Springs Ascent Soccer at Sandcreek Stadium, at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard. $3-$5, league games. $5-$7, special exhibition or cup games. Against the Tucson Fireballs: Sat., June 3, 2 p.m. Against the Boulder Nova: Sat., June 24, 2 p.m. Against the Wichita Jets:

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Omaha Golden Spikes: June 5-8. Against the Nashville Sounds: June 9-12. Against Albuquerque Dukes: June 17-20. Against Memphis Redbirds: June 22-25.

USET Benefit Horse Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Thurs.-Sun., June 15-18.

Radisson Indy 200 featuring Indy Racing League, MCI WorldCom USAC Midget Series, and US F2000 Series, at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$40, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sun., June 16-18.


July

78th annual Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, the 2nd oldest car race in the country, on Pikes Peak Highway. 685-4400. Sun., July 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20th annual Rolling River Raft Race, a 3.5 mile recycled raft race to benefit the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Call 719/549-2414 to register or for more. Sat., July 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711, hosting: Peruvian Paso Horse Show on Sat.-Sun., July 8-9. PBR Bull Riding on Fri.-Sat., July 14-15. Reining Show on Fri.-Sun., July 14-16. USTRC Roping at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Fri.-Sun., July 21-23. Colorado Springs Horse Show on Wed.-Sun., June 21-25.

Colorado Springs Ascent Soccer at Sandcreek Stadium, at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard. $3-$5, league games. $5-$7, special exhibition or cup games. Against the Wichita Jets: Sat., July 1, 7:30 p.m. (Game may be played at Falcon Stadium on the Air Force Academy.) Against Colorado Comets: Fri., July 28, 7:30 p.m. Against Sat., July 29, 7:30 p.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699). Against Calgary Canons: July 4-6. Against Memphis Redbirds: July 13-16. Against New Orleans Zephyrs: July 17-21. Against Omaha Golden Spikes: July 30-31.

Basketball Congress International's National Tournament featuring the top youth teams from all over the country, with such alma maters as Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone, and WNBA stars Lisa Leslie, Angela Aycock and Niesa Johnson, at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Clune Arena. Girls' tournament (for ages 14 to 18) on July 16-20. Boys' tournament (for ages 14 to 18) on July 24-29. Admission: $5/day. Call 333-2116 for more.

NAPA AutoCare 250 featuring NASCAR Busch Grand National Series and Jensen 150 NASCAR RE/MAX Challenge Series, at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$45, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sat., July 21-22.


August

59th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 9-13. Call 635-8803 for more.

Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711, hosting: NLBRA Finals on Tues.-Sat., Aug. 1-5. Penrose Horse Trials on Fri.-Sun., Aug. 18-20. Mounted Police Training on Sun.-Thurs., Aug. 20-24. Colorado Springs Dressage Association Show on Fri.-Sun., Aug. 25-27.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against the Omaha Golden Spikes: Aug. 1-2. Against Oklahoma Redhawks: Aug. 7-10. Against Albuquerque Dukes: Aug. 24-27. Against Iowa Cubs: Aug. 28-31.

Cruise America AMA Superbikes at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$25, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 11-13.


Special Events

June

Seventh annual Run, Walk and Roll, a fund-raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit which trains dogs to assist people with physical disabilities, along the Garden of the Gods handicapped-accessible trails. Option to bring your leashed furry friend. Features outdoor breakfast and "Petathalon." Call 260-1166. Check-in: 8 a.m. Start: 9 a.m. Sat., June 3.

Spring Llama Show by the Llamas of Central Colorado at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grand St. Sat., June 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., June 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bow Wow Wash, a benefit for Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue and Safe Place, at all three PetCo stores in Colorado Springs ( 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard, 1820 W. Uintah, 5720 N. Academy Blvd.). For $10, you can use the self-serve dog wash facilities and get a doggy bag full of treats. Call 260-0668 for more. Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Athletes for Brain Injury Prevention, a celebrity dinner and silent auction presented by Pikes Peak Challenge, featuring Picabo Street and more than 20 Olympic athletes, at the Sheraton Colorado Springs, 2886 S. Circle. $75, 634-7333. Auction preview, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Thurs., June 8.

14th annual Pikes Peak Celebrity Golf Tournament & Rodeo to benefit at-risk youth and youth sports. Welcome reception at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, on Thurs., June 8, 5:30 p.m. Golf at Valley Hi Golf Course on Fri., June 9, noon, with a dinner and auction that evening. Rodeo action at the Bergstrom Arena in Woodland Park, on Sat., June 10, 1 p.m. with an dinner-dance to follow. Tickets: to play golf, $80; dinner and auction, $15; rodeo entries, $30; rodeo tickets, $2-$4; dinner-dance, $15. Call 338-3428 for more.

Ninth annual American Heart Walk Festival to heighten awareness of heart disease and stroke sponsored by the Pikes Peak Division of the American Heart Association. Leashed pets welcome on this three-mile walk. To register, call 635-7688. Sat., June 10.

The Event! 2000: A '50s Homecoming, the third annual fundraiser hosted by Community Health to benefit the medically under-served of the Pikes Peak Region, featuring a '50s musical performed by individuals in the local medical and dental communities, at the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Matinee show at 2:30, with a carnival at 3:30 p.m.; $10-$25. Evening show at 8 p.m. preceded by a carnival and dinner at 6 p.m.; $50. For reservations, call 630-6440 Ext. 6253. Sat., June 10.

Stop the Violence with Words and Music, presented by the Community Mentor Center and Big Back Yard. Features local bands Big Back Yard, Myzar, Mango fan Django, The Kenny Penny Trio and Dave Arvizu playing and community agencies on site to provide information on services. Call CMC for more at 444-5415. Sat., June 10, noon to 6 p.m.

Third annual Old West Festival and Rocky Mountain Shootout, a benefit for the Candlelighters of Southern Colorado, at Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Features Sons of the San Joaquin on Saturday at 7 p.m. Features Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Also features storytelling; exhibits by Western artists, craftsmen and jewelers; and performances by living history troops. One-day: $12.50. Two-day, $20. Children under 12, free. Ticket information line: 277-6618. Sat., June 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., June 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Starlight Spectacular, a night-time recreational bicycle ride to benefit the Trails & Open Space Coalition of the Pikes Peak Region. Starts and ends at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center; 11-mile and 14.5-mile routes available. Includes pre-ride entertainment, prizes, rest-stops and refreshments, and a sunrise breakfast of pancakes, biscuits and gravy. Pre-ride party: 1 a.m. $30/person prior to June 11. $35/person after June 11. $65/family. Call 633-6884 for more information. Sun., June 25, 2 a.m.

22st annual SpringSpree, a free community festival featuring seven entertainment stages, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, and lots of food and drink, in downtown Colorado Springs. Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

13th annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Invitational at KissingCamels Golf Club. Fri., June 16. Call 528-4763 for more information.


July

40th Colorado Springs Street Breakfast hosted by Centennial Sertoma and the Pikes Peak Range Riders at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon in downtown Colorado Springs. Features country and western music and dancers. Also free hearing tests and bone density tests. $4 and donation of non-perishable food to Care and Share. Free to kids under 8. Wed., July 19, 5:30-9 a.m. Call 271-0556.

El Paso County Fair on the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan, 575-8690. Tues.-Sun., July 25-30. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. $2-$5.

Moonlight Serenade, an evening of fine food and dancing to the big band sounds of Swing Connection, to benefit Pikes Peak Hospice at High Valley Farm. Adults only. $75, adults. Guided tours of High Valley Farm from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Call 633-3400. Sat., July 15, 6-10 p.m.

Fourth annual Sharla K. Memorial Poker Run to benefit her daughter Destiny. Starts at Fantasy Cycle, 2603 E. Boulder. Call 382-5061 for more. Sat., July 15, 9 a.m.

The First Festival of Myth and Psyche as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts. "The Carved-out Ground Plan of Heaven and Earth," a lecture by Betty de Shongmeador in Colorado College's Packard Hall, on Fri., July 21, 7 p.m. All-day workshop on Sat., July 22; call 531-0343 to register.


August

Catbox Classic V Charity Volleyball Tournament to benefit the March of Dimes and Streetwise at Memorial Park and the SandPits Volleybar. Includes food, outdoor activities, and the USA Olympic Volleyball Team signing autographs. $25 entry fee; call 591-2900. Sat., Aug. 5.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade starting at St. Vrain and Tejon streets, heading south on Tejon St., turning west on Colorado Ave., and heading north on Cascade to St. Vrain. Wed., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 635-8803 for more.

59th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at Penrose Stadium, 1045 W. Rio Grande Ave., 520-SPUR. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 9-13, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

25 Years of Changing Men: History, Progress and Opportunities, a conference for all communities working for changing roles and expectations for justice and equality, by the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, on the Colorado College campus. Call 303/666-7043 or visit www.nomas.org. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 10-13.

Sixth annual Roast, where G columnist Rich Tosches will be roasted, skewered and lampooned -- all in good fun -- to benefit Pikes Peak Partnership and its agencies. At the DoubleTree Hotel World Arena. $65, 633-4601. Fri., Aug. 11, 6 p.m.

Pride Fest, a parade and rally organized by the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade starts at Tejon Street and Cache La Poudre at noon. For more information, call 471-4GAY. Music Fest on Sat., Aug. 26, at Colorado Music Hall, 8 p.m.


September

23rd annual Colorado Springs Balloon Classic at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs. 471-4833. Balloon launches at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-4. Balloon glows on Saturday and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Hours: Sat., Sept. 2, 5:30-10 a.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 3, 5:30-10 a.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 4, 5:30-10 a.m.

Sixth annual Pikes Peak Challenge, a hike to the top of Pikes Peak to benefit Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Call 597-7981. Sat., Sept. 9.


Tours and Attractions

American Numismatic Association, the national headquarters for money history, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Free. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed holiday weekends.

Cave of the Winds, on U.S. Highway 24, Manitou Springs, 685-5444. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Basic tour: adults, $15; ages 6 to 15, $8; free to kids 5 and under.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925. $5-$8.50. Free for children under 3. Wed.-Mon., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; last tickets bought at 5 p.m. Twilight Tuesdays, through Sept. 4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; last tickets bought at 7 p.m.

Children's Museum of Colorado Springs, in the Citadel mall, 574-0077. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Ages 1 to 14, $3. Adults and children under one, $1.

Cliff Dwellings and Museum, on U.S. Highway 24, west of Manitou Springs, 685-5242. $5-$7. Free to kids under 7. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $1-$3. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Ages 17 to 61, $4. Over 62, $2. Free to kids under 5 and members. Free on Saturdays.

Colorado Springs Historical Military Museum holding the largest collection in the Midwest of military vehicles from WWII and the Vietnam War, 1220 Dragonman Drive, 683-2200. Mon.-Sat., by appointment only. Sun., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $2.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free.

Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666. Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Park hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the summer.

Ghost Town Museum, 400 S. 21st St., 634-0696. $2.50-$4.50. Free to kids under 6. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m.

Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 2850 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 633-5701. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily nature walks with a staff naturalist from 11 a.m. to noon.

John May Museum Center, 710 Rock Creek Canyon Road, 576-0450. Through Sept.: "Giant Insects of the Tropics." $2.50-$4.50. Free to kids under 6. Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

McAllister House Museum, 423 N. Cascade Ave., 635-7925. $1-$4. Free for kids under 6. Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m.

Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Free. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pikes Peak Auto International Hill Climb and Educational Museum, 135 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5996. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended hours through July 9. $2-$5. Free to kids under 6.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway, 515 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5401. $12-$24.50. Free to children under 3. Reservations required two weeks in advance. Tours depart at 8 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., noon, 1:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. Three hours, ten minutes, round-trip.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, 528-4764. $3-$6. Free to kids under 6. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off of 30th Street at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods Park, 578-6777. Kids under 12, $1. Students ages 13 to 18 and adults over 60, $3. All others, $5. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosting three lectures this summer by nationally-known scholars on the American Indian groups associated with the Pikes Peak region. [See Learning section.]

Seven Falls, 2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road, 632-0765. $4-$7. Free to kids under 6. Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146. June 8-14: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 through Aug. 15: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16 through Labor Day: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

United States Air Force Academy Visitor Center, Exit 156B off of I-25. 333-8723. Free. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

United States Olympic Training Center, 1 Olympic Plaza, 578-4618. Events line: 578-4644. Free presentation and tour offered every half hour. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Van Briggle Art Pottery, 600 S. 21st St., 633-4080. Mon.-Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Self-guided tours available. No tours on Sunday, but the showroom is open 1-5 p.m.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 Gleneagle Drive, 488-0880. $3-$6. Free to kids under 5, with a paid admission. Mon-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Summer tours: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and Museum, 20 1st Street, 635-5200. Free to kids under 6. Kids 6 to 12 and adults over 60, $2. All others, $3. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Youth and Family events

June

Sack Lunch Serenade, a free lunch-time Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ concert to "zany" silent movies, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 578-6652. Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. On June 8: stay past 1 p.m. and try your hand at the keyboards. On June 15: take a tour of the organ chambers and see what makes it play. On June 22: "Christmas in June." On June 29: "Fifth Thursday free for all."

10th annual Clayfest and Mud Ball in Manitou Springs. Clayfest elevates mudslinging to fine art with a pottery-making competition, for artists and amateurs, in Soda Springs Park. The Mud Ball is an outdoor dance in the Soda Springs Park Pavilion. Includes clay-play area for children and pottery throwing lessons for a small fee. $2 donation. For more information, 685-5089. Sat., June 19, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

24th annual Colorado Renaissance Festival off of Exit 172 on I-25 in Larkspur. www.coloradorenaissance.com. 303/688-6010, $6-$13.95. Free to children under 5. Sat.-Sun., June 10 through July 30, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Rain or shine.

Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Opens with Patrocinio Barela Exhibition on Fri., June 23, 5-8 p.m.: $10-$15, $5 for those 12-18, free to those under 12; call to RSVP. Market on Sat., June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $5-$6 for one-day pass, $8-$10 for two-day pass, free to children under 18. Culminates with Carlos Nakai Concert on Sun., June 25, 2 p.m.; $22-$25.

O, P, Q, R, S, ETC., a PlayFactory production about Otto the Official of OttOville who has decreed that Orange is the Only cOlOr allOwed in Ottoville, until challenged by an art student, by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 634-5581, at city parks throughout town at 10 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). June 12: Cottonwood Creek Park, 7040 Rangewood Drive. June 13: Village Green Park, 3590 N. Carefree Circ. June 14: Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah. June 14, 2 p.m.: Bonforte Park, 2323 N. Wahsatch Ave. June 15: Van Diest Park, 1529 Chelton Road. June 16: Nancy Lewis Park. June 19: Deerfield Hills Park, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road. June 19, 2 p.m.: Memorial Park, east entrance off Union. June 20: Sand Creek Park, 550 Sand Creek Drive. June 21: West Middle School, 19th St. and Bijou. June 21, 2 p.m.: Mountain Shadows Park, 5151 Flying W. Ranch Road. June 22: Hillside Community Center Park, 925 S. Institute St. June 22, 2 p.m.: Sage Brush Park, 601 Crestline Drive. June 23: Foothills Park, 853 Allegheny Drive. June 26: Broadmoor Valley Park, 3750 Broadmoor Valley Road. June 27: Rampart Park, 8270 Lexington Drive. June 28: Keler Park, 4950 Meadowland Blvd. June 29: Otis Park, 731 N. Iowa. June 30: Meadows Park, 1990 S. El Paso. On June 24, 10 a.m.: West Center, 25 N. 20th St. On June 30, 10 a.m.: Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache La Poudre.

14th annual Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days offering one of the state's largest displays of antique engines, tractors and cars, at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Tractor pull competitions on Sat. and Sun. at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $3-$6. Free to children under 5 and museum members. Fri.-Sat., June 9-10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., June 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


July

Sack Lunch Serenade, a free lunch-time Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ concert to "zany" silent movies, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 578-6652. Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., through July. On July 13: railroad music and model train display. On July 20: church organists take a turn.

Children's concert as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Seats available first-come, first-served. Wed., July 5, 11 a.m.

O, P, Q, R, S, ETC., a PlayFactory production about Otto the Official of OttOville who has decreed that Orange is the Only cOlOr allOwed in Ottoville, until challenged by an art student, by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 634-5581, at city parks throughout town at 10 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). July 3: Cottonwood Creek Park, 7040 Rangewood Drive. July 4, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Memorial Park.

Outdoor Edibles Day includes "Edible Insects at 10 a.m., "Tasting of Samples" from 11 a.m. to noon, and "Edible Plants" from noon to 2 p.m. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. At the Bear Creek Nature Center. Sat., July 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Big Day for Bugs includes butterfly counts and slide shows, sweep net activities, puppet shows and more, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wizard of Oz, a youth performance, in Fort Carson's McMahon Theater, 1517 McDonald Street. $2-$4; at the door or call 526-4629. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. Sat., July 29, 2 p.m. Sun., July 30, 2 p.m.


august

Classical Chat with Youth with soprano Marlissa Hudson at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Free. Sat., Aug. 26, 1 p.m.

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. $14.75-$30. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 17-20.


arts programs

Summer 2000 Performing Arts Academy presented by the Manitou Springs Arts Academy, for children entering grades K through sixth, at the Manitou Springs Elementary School, 701 Dulco. Weekly sessions, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Thursday performances at 6:30 p.m. Sessions begin June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17. $56-$61 per week. Call 685-2141 for more.

Auditions for Fort Carson's July youth performance of Wizard of Oz, in Fort Carson's McMahon Theater, 1517 McDonald Street. On Fri., June 2, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open to ages 6 to 18. Call 526-4629 for an appointment.

Intensive summer drama classes offered by the Colorado Actors' Theater at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Section I for ages 10 to 13, $150, runs Mon.-Fri., July 17-28, 9 a.m. to noon. Section II for ages 14 and up, $200, runs Mon.-Fri., July 17-28, 1-5 p.m. Call 444-0884 for more.

Summer Intensive 2000, a ballet intensive at the International Ballet School, 127-1/2 E. Bijou St. Beginner-intermediate: July 3-27. Advanced: Aug. 7-19. Call 578-1646 for more.

Annual Art Competition for ages 17 and under with $38,000 in prizes available. Free to enter. Send one original work of art to Arts and Kids, Suite 101-2111, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Include child's name, address and age on back. Must be postmarked by July 31.


camps and programs

One-day summer camps at the Children's Museum at The Citadel. "Fun and Games" on July 6 features learning and playing games from around the world. "Art Smarts on July 26 includes papermaking, clay projects and child portraiture. $18-$25; call 574-0077 to register.

Three-day summer camps at the Children's Museum at The Citadel. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 7 to 9: June 19-21 and July 10-12. Ages 10 to 12: June 26-28 and July 17-19. Day One is Theater Day. Day Two is Rainforest and Earth Day. Day Three is Art Day. $50-$60; call 574-0077 to register.

Day Camp 2000, a summer day-camp program for children ages 9 through 12 by Western Museum of Mining and Industry and the 4-H program of El Paso County at the Museum, 125 Gleneagle Drive, at Exit 156A on I-25. Includes panning for gold, grooming burros, learning to cook like the pioneers, and more. $95-$105 per session; call 488-0880 to register. Session I: Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Session II: Mon.-Fri., July 17-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Don Eddy Basketball Camps for boys and girls ages 9 to 18 at Doherty High School. Mon.-Fri., July 17-21, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 940/726-5052 for more.

Summer Sports Camps offered by Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. $65. Call 385-5981 for more.

Summer Safari Camp at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Five two-week session, starting on June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, and Aug. 8. Call 633-9925 for more.

Children's events at Bear Creek Nature Center. For children accompanied by an adult. Free but reservations required; call 520-6387. "Nature Crafts" on Sunday, June 11, July 16, and Aug. 20, anytime between noon and 3 p.m. "Worms are Cool" for ages 5 to 10 on Fri., June 16, 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. "Spectacular Spiders" on Fri., July 21, 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. "Creek Critters" on Fri., Aug. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

Nature Adventures at Fountain Creek Nature Center. For children accompanied by an adult on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to2:30 p.m. Free but reservations required; call 520-6745. Features nature stories, hands-on activities and/or discovery time on the trail. "Rolypolies" on June 14. "Outdoor Alphabet" on June 28. "Terrific Trees" on July 14. "Forest Floor" on July 26. "Crazy Crustaceans" on Aug. 9. Also: Geology for Kids" on Sat., July 8, 10-11 a.m. and "Brainy Birds" on Sat., July 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Book Voyager -- Back and Beyond, a summer reading program for all kids up to age 12 through the Pikes Peak Library District. Kids can win coupons and prizes. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1403 or Ext. 2403 for more.

Time Trekkers, programs for elementary-age kids at all Pikes Peak Library District branches. Program changes every week, June 12 through July 28. Palmer Lake Branch, Mondays at 2 p.m. Fountain Creek Branch, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Monument Branch, Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Old Colorado City Branch, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Ruth Holley Branch, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Penrose Branch, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Sand Creek, Thursdays at 2 p.m. Rockrimmon, Fridays at 2 p.m. Call your local library for program info.


teen programs

Everybody's Doing It: Fabulous Fads of the Past Century, a summer reading program for young adults, ages 11 to 18, which takes a look at pop culture of the past century. For more, call 531-6333 Ext. 1306.

West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th Street, offering field trips for teens ages 11 to 14 to the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Natural History, Elitch's Six Flags, Water World as well as water skiing and fishing. Call 444-7340 for more.

New Teen Resource Center at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa. 444-5211. Open Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m.


senior programs

Eighth annual Senior Expo with the theme "Celebrating the Best of the Century" in the lower level of the Foley's wing in The Citadel. Fri., June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Young at Heart, a gospel choir from Albuquerque whose performers are all over 50, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fri., June 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering programs in the arts, woodworking, computers, dance, fitness, heath finances education, as well as excursions to a Sky Sox game, Waterworld, Flying W Ranch and more.

Acacia Community Outreach Center, 104 E. Platte Ave., 578-6371. Hours: Tues., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering billiards, bingo, bridge, dances, and day trips. Call for schedule information.

PILLAR, the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation, provides programs and classes for those in retirement, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Community College and Elderhostel. Fees vary. Call 540-7224 for more.

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