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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Our Former Selves, new work by older women The Mothers. Through Feb. 10. Artist's reception: Thurs., Jan. 17, 5-7 p.m.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Colorado's Spirit, fine art photography by Sherry Moldenhauer, through Jan. 31.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring One Plus One, featuring the works of gallery members and their guests, through Jan. 27.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Blues Project. Opening reception and concert: Fri., Jan. 25, 5 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain High School Art Gallery, 1200 Cresta Road., 475-6110. Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, featuring two- and three- dimensional works. Opening reception: Thurs., Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. daily (closed through Jan. 22 for holiday break). Featuring Noble Souls Abhor Wrongdoing, ink-jet and photographic lambda prints by Ethan Jackson, through Feb. 8.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Frida Kahlo Unmasked: Portraits by Various Photographers, Jan. 18-April. 7. Colorado 2002: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Jan. 26-April 21. The Enduring Word: The Art of Printing, Jan. 26-April 30. Opening reception for all three exhibitions: Fri., Jan. 25, 5-7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Colorado Then & Now: The Jackson/Fielder Photographs, through March 9.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Nature's Interlude, oils Sherry Rogers, metal sculpture by Barry Petri, and enhanced photo-painting by Rosemary Scheuering. Jan. 18-Feb. 5. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m.

Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring Skies...unlimited. Call 442-0103. Jan. 26-Mar. 2. Opening reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 4 to 6 p.m.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring abstracts by Karla Lee and Jon Nueng Garcia, through Jan. 31.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring KOSAI Ware, earthworks by Maggie Quinn, through Feb.

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 Spirit of the Horse, works by Pat Dagnon and Cheryl Jones, Jan. 18-Feb. 15. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 18, 6-9 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 Shark's Ink, 1976-2001, a retrospective of works printed by Bud Shark, through Feb. 15.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Calla Lily, Lotton glass and calla lily paperweights and perfume bottles. Through Jan. 30.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring photographs by Alta J. Dunst, through Dec. 31. Oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, through Jan. 31. Artwork by the Pikes Peak Woodturners, through Jan. 31.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring works by the Palmer Lake Arts Group, through Feb. 26.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Terrain: Landscapes From the King Collection, from the Francis King Collection of Western Art, through Jan. 19; new work by artists-in-residence Gary Skul, John Suhay and Joe Kronwitter through Jan. 26. Say What You Like: Word, Text and Story, in the White Gallery, Jan. 19-May. 12. Chit Chat: Roland Bernier, in the Hoag Gallery, Feb. 2-April 27. Folked: Storytelling Through the Art of Nicholas Herrera, in the King Gallery, Jan. 26-April. 20. Opening reception for all new shows: Fri., Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Astral Bodies - An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Glass, through Jan. 31.

art events and programs

The Genius of Artus Van Briggle: His Art and Legacy", the topic of the Aficionados Luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Room. $10.50 includes lunch. RSVP to 389-6649. Wed., Jan. 30, noon.

Art & Architecture of Islam slide lectures at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Free, 634-0570. Jan. 30: Brief History of Islam. Feb. 27: Iwan Mosques of Persia. March 27: India and the monuments in and around Delhi and Agra.

call for entries

Business of Art Center accepting proposals for The Blues Project, a "blue inspired" show opening Jan. 25. All media considered. For details, call 685-1861. Art due at the BAC from Thurs., Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to Sat., Jan. 19, 5 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts accepting entries to the Colorado Art Educators Exhibit, open to all artists who currently teach or who have taught art. For details call 685-3717. Slide entries due Jan. 19.

The Center for Creative Development seeking artists and groups to display and sell their art. Open to painters, photographers, sculptors, digital and other 2D and 3D artists. Call 303/388-2100. Deadline: Feb. 15.

Health & Healing

Ask an Herbalist, a panel with some of the community's most knowledgable herbalists. Find about trends, learn what herbs can be used to fight off colds and discover the healing power of herbs. At Winslow Court Community Room, 3920 E. San Miguel. $1-$4 plus a canned good. Reservations required. Call Sharon, 599-7466. Fri., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Beloved of God: Spiritual Dimensions of Self-Esteem, a workshop with Jane. E. Vennard at Mount St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. $20-$30, 577-9407. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 18-19.

Contact Reflex Analysis Workshop with Cynthia Challenner. Learn how CRA can reveal the root cause of health problems. $60, registration required, 599-7466. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First Degree Reiki Training with Sharon Schulman. No experience necessary. Provides all elements necessary for the Traditional Usui Method of First Degree Reiki I Certification to use on your self and your loved ones. 599-7466. Sun., Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Turning Stress Into Power, a seminar with Sally Sheets at the Penrose-St. Francis Health Learning Center, 1644 Medical Center Point. Free but reservations required, 520-5711. Tues., Jan. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Freedom from Codependency Workshop at the Woodmen Valley Chapel. Class will cover relationship management, codependency, illnesses and addictions. $20-$35, 599-8652 Ext. 241. Childcare provided. Jan. 22-March 12, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Film & Video

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Fri., Jan. 18: Fitzcarraldo.

American Film Institute's Greatest Films at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Each second Tuesday through May the Center presents five of the Institute's 100 greatest films. Prior to each screening there will be a discussion of the making of the film hosted by Warren Epstein and/or Rob Geers. $5-$6, includes snacks and cash bar. All films start at 7 p.m. On Feb. 12: Psycho. On March 12: Wizard of Oz. On April 9: High Noon. On May 14: Some Like It Hot.

Learning

Primitivo Cooking Classes with Chef John at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Call 473-4900 for details. Sun., Jan. 20.

Starting Your Own Bed and Breakfast workshop at the Holden House. $55, 471-3980. Wed., Jan. 23, 6 to 10 p.m.

The Driving Skills Institute offering a free seminar to parents and teenagers about driving permits at Nikola Tesla School, 2560 International Circle. Call 260-9568. Wednesdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 24, 7 to 9 p.m.

American Association of University Women accepting applications for on $500 scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year. Available to female students entering their senior year in an undergraduate degree program or entering a graduate degree program. For details, call 593-7967 or 538-7647. Deadline: March 1.

Literary Events

Breaking into Freelance Writing, a seminar with author Wendy Burt at Cheyenne Executive Plaza. $35, 527-8225 or

WendyBurt@aol.com. Sat., Jan. 19, 12:30 p.m.

Jim Moore, poet and author of The Long Experience of Love reading from his works in Bemis Dining Hall at Colorado College. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Jan. 24, 8 p.m.

Paul Ranga reading from and signing The Quantum Bridge at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-9960. Sat., Jan. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Burns Nicht Dinner hosted by the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak region, honoring the Scottish poet Robert Burns. At the Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 1, 834 Emory Circle. Cash bar at 6, dinner served at 7. For reservations, call Deb McCullough at 528-5561. Sat., Jan. 26.

Jim Ciletti reading from and signing his new book of poems, At the Crack of Dawn at Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland, 596-1621. Sat., Jan. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Mzee Lasana Okpara, an Aframerican poet whose books include Life Sentences: Freeing Black Relationships and After H(ours)reading from his works in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.

Jack Foley, Bay Area performance poet, radio host and critic reading from O Powerful Western Star and other works in Bemis Dining Hall at Colorado College. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 7, 8 p.m.

Music

acoustic, folk & country

The Chieftains with Natalie MacMaster at the Pikes Peak Center. $26-$42, 520-SHOW. Mon., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Joe Uveges CD Release Party and kickoff for the "One Down, One Across" world tour at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. $5 admission (free with CD purchase), 389-0719. Fri., Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

Scott Miller, former front man for the V-Roys, performing a Perfectly Legal House Concert with the Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $10 artist's donation, 389-0719. Reservations required. Tues., Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

Festival Fridays at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Featuring live music and cocktails on five consecutive Fridays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. $4-$5, 719/542-1211. On Jan. 18: Nuestra Familia. On Jan. 25: Dotsero. On. Feb. 1: Cheryl Renee and the Montage.

Dick and Melodie Tunney performing inspirational music at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $10-$20, 471-4361. Sun., Jan. 20, 5 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Jimmy Van Zant at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road. $15, 597-2900. 21+. Thurs., Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Slightly Stoopid with B-Side Players at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.

Junior Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 Pikes Peak. $15, 447-9797. Tues., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.

The Blues Project live concert and art opening at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Featuring live music with Smokin' Joe and the Mighty Burners, Mark Jackson, Magic Dave Therault and other local blues musicians, plus refreshments and door prizes. Blues workshops conducted the following day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, 685-1861. Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Dokken at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road. $23-$25, 597-2900. Thurs., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

Projekt: Revolution featuring Linkin Park, Cypress Hill and Adema at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $29.50, 576-2626. All-ages. Tues., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Amazing Rhythm Aces at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. $TBA. 687-0625. Sat., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.

Seven Nations at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10-$15, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.

Fu Manchu at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $6.43, 800/965-4827. All ages. Wed., Feb. 6, 9 p.m.

Sevendust at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., Feb. 15, 8 p.m.

BB King at Arnold Hall, Air Force Academy. 333-4497. Sat., Feb. 16.

Reverend Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827. All ages. Sun., Feb. 17, 9 p.m.

Coco Montoya at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12.50, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., Feb. 19, 9 p.m.

music announcements

Blues Workshops with Smokin' Joe Sciallo, Walter Chase, Dan Todd, Magic Dave Therault and other local blues musicians as part of the Business of Art Center's Blues Project, 513 Manitou Ave. Call 685-1861 for details. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Guitar Circle of Colorado (GOCO) practice and performance group meeting on a regular basis to work on exercises, technique and repertoire developed by Robert Fripp for the Guitar Craft courses on steel string guitars. All experience levels welcome. For details, visit

http://www.gcco.org or call 499-0766.

Performances

Theater

Love Letters by the Encore! Dinner Theater at their new location at 10 Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (formerly Tajine Alami). $20 show only, $36 plus tax includes meal. Reservations, 471-PLAY. Fridays and Saturdays, cocktails and live music, 6 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Opens Fri., Jan. 11.

The Ransom of Red Chief, by O. Henry performed by the Fine Arts Center Educational Theater at the Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St. $3, 634-5583. Tues.-Wed., Jan. 15-16, 9 and 11 a.m.

Cabaret at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $24-$41.50, 520-SHOW. Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 13-14, 8 p.m.

Pudd'nhead Wilson, adapted from Mark Twain by Charles Smith at the Smokebrush Center for Arts, 235 S. Nevada. $25, 262-3232. Feb. 22-23, Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m.

announcements

UCCS Drama Club holding auditions for Oleanna. Needed are one male, age 29-40 and one female, age 18-24. Call 594-9345 for an appointment. Fri., Feb. 15.

Repertory Theatre Company at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., holding auditions for the children's theater production of Beauty & the Beast. All positions are paid and actors must be available during the day. To schedule an appointment, call 634-5583. Fri., March 1, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Recreation

A Romp with Rover, a hike with your leashed dog along the new Santa Fe Regional trail. Complimentary dog treats and plastic baggies provided. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area off Country Line Road and Hwy. 105. Reservations required, 520-6387. Sat., Jan. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

Sierra Singles Group inviting single Coloradans of all ages to meet new friends while hiking, biking, camping, learning and exploring Colorado's natural beauty. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Martha Rosenau, 685-9147. On Sun., Jan. 20, 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Keystone Ski Trip.

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Full Moon Hike.

Senior Programs

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., Jan. 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Arthritis, a Chiropractic Approach. On Wed., Jan. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Preventing Falls for Seniors. On Thurs., Jan. 24-Feb. 29, 1-4 p.m.: Wise Woman Healing Practices, $3 plus $30 for materials. On Wed. Jan. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.: Successful Aging in a Fast Pace World. On Thurs., Jan. 31, 10-11:30 a.m.: Sleep Hygiene for Seniors.

Care for Caregivers, a class for those who have had another adult become dependent on them. If you're stressed, confused about your feelings, or uncertain what resources are available to you, become a member of this support group. Free. Call Aimee at 385-6972 for details. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Jan. 14-May. 13, 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Touring in Colorado at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Learn about over 100 places to tour in Colorado for free with author Jodi Jill. $2, 385-5933. Thurs., Jan. 17, 1-2 p.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., Jan. 23, 1-3 p.m.: The Art of Storytelling with Carolyn Ryan.

Movies at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. On Tues., Jan. 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: True Grit, with John Wayne and Glen Campbell.

Marway's Candy Making Class with the owners of Marway's Candies at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Bring home the recipe and candy molds, and candy you make. $2 plus $10 materials fee. Tues., Jan. 29, 12:30-2 p.m.

Spectator Sports Programs

Colorado College Tiger Hockey Home Games at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. All games starting at 7:05 p.m. $12-$15, call 576-2626. Jan. 18-19, North Dakota. Jan. 25, Air Force Academy. Jan. 26, Niagra University. Feb. 2, University of Denver. Feb. 8-9, University of Wisconsin. Mar. 8-10, WCHA Playoffs.

Special Events p> Mochitsuki Taikai, Rice Cake Pounding Event, a Japanese New Year's Celebration sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado. Help pound rice cakes and taste them for longevity and prosperity in the New Year. Out side of Colorado College's Worner Center, on the NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sat., Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to noon.

Full Moon Ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans in the cafeteria at North Middle School, 612 E. Yampa St. Bring a fingerfood or beverage to share, $1 suggested donation. 800731-2650. Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30-9 p.m.

Youth & Family

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., Jan. 19, 10-11 a.m.: Improve Your Nature Photography. On Wed., Jan. 23, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Nature Adventures - Winter Critters. On Sat., Jan. 26, 10-11 a.m.: Birds of Prey, Alive!

Model Rocket Launching Exercise at the Pueblo Motor Sports Park on N. Pueblo Blvd. $5 includes the cost of a rocket/motor combination. RSVP to 595-9656. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Magic of Mime, with mime Dan Kamin and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $6, 520-SHOW. Sun., Jan. 20, 2 p.m.

Bear in the Big Blue House, a Jim Henson production, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$21, 520-SHOW. Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 24-25, 7p.m. Sat., Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27, 1 and 4 p.m.

Open Cockpit Day with a Douglas C-47 WWII paratrooper, cargo and transport plane at the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Bring your kids and sit in the cockpit. Sponsored by the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. Free, 719/948-9219. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A Hobbit Party, a celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy characters at the Ruth Holley Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd. Create a scroll with elvish runes, eat Bilbo's birthday cake, listen to a reading from Lord of the Rings, gaze into Galadriel's mirror and more. Free, 531-6333. Sat., Feb. 2, 2-3:30 p.m.

Out of Town

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Rich Moore CD Release Party at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

Chuck Pyle with Tom Kimmel at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

Chris Smither with Louse Taylor at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.

Brooks Williams at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

Willie Nelson at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $40, 520-9090. Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m.

Down From The Mountain: Music From the Film O Brother Where Art Thou, featuring Allison Krauss & Union Station (with Jerry Douglas), Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Ralph Stanley, The Whites, The Peasall Sisters, Norman and Nancy Blake, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Bob Neuwirth and Chris Thomas King at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $69-$85, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Birds of a Feather - A Tribute to Charlie Parker featuring Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride and Dave Kikoski at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $27-$34, 520-9090. Fri., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

Michael Brecker Quartet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Sat., March 9, 8 p.m.

John Scofield Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sun., March 10, 8 p.m.

Pat Metheny Group at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $34-$59, 520-9090. Wed., March 13, 8 p.m.

Maceo Parker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed.-Thurs., March 13-14, 8 p.m.

Herbie Hancock at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $29.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Tues., March 19, 8 p.m.

Russell Malone Quartet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Fri., May 3, 8 p.m.

Pharaoh Sanders Quartet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $27.50-$33.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., June 1, 8 p.m.

literary events

Patrick J. Buchanan discussing and signing The Death of the West: How Mass Immigration, Depopulation and a Dying Faith are Killing Our Culture and Country at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 11 a.m., 303/436-1070. Thurs., Jan. 17, noon.

Charmaine Craig discussing and signing The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Fri., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Greg Bear reading from and signing Vitals at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Mon., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Sebastian Junger reading from and discussing Fire at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free tickets for a place in line available at 6:30, 303/436-1070. Tues., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Wurtzel reading from and signing More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Tues., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Gurian reading from and signing The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters at Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

Merl Saunders & the King Johnson Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.

Bad Company at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $35-$45, 303/265-0519. Tues., Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

Shogun at Tulagi's, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Thurs., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

Liza Band & Wise Monkey Orchestra at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $4, 303/443-4499. Thurs., Jan. 24, 9 p.m.

Dokken at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $17, 800/965-4827. Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.

Acoustic Syndicate and The Single Malt Band at the Mountain Sun Hootenanny Bash at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10, 303-786-7030. 21+. Fri., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

Jay Farrar at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Jan. 25, 9 p.m.

"1964"...The Tribute at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $19.50-$29.50, 303/265-0519. Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

Wendy Woo at the Annex Ballroom, Canon City. $10, 719/276-3088. Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

Vinyl at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Jan. 26, 9 p.m.

O.A.R. at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15, 520-9090. Tues., Jan. 29, 9 p.m.

Hank Williams III and Ass Jack at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., Jan. 29, 8 p.m.

O.A.R. at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15, 520-9090. Wed., Jan. 30, 8 p.m.

Tall Trees Grove at the Fox Theater, Boulder. Free, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., Jan. 30, 9 p.m.

Seven Nations at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $15.75, 303/443-4499. Thurs., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.

Hank III at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $16, 800/965-4827. Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.

Sex Mob at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $7.50, 303/443-4499. Sat., Feb. 2, 10 p.m.

Rufus Wainwright at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $17.50, 520-9090. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15-$18, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.

Nelly Furtado at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $20-$25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

The North Mississippi All Stars at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $15, 303/443-4499. Sat., Feb. 5, 9 p.m.

Static X and Soulfly at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $22.50-$25, 520-9090. Wed., Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Michael Rose at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Furtado at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Om Trio at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $6.50, 303/443-4499. Sat., Feb. 9, 10 p.m.

Down From The Mountain: Music From the Film O Brother Where Art Thou, featuring Allison Krauss & Union Station (with Jerry Douglas), Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Ralph Stanley, The Whites, The Peasall Sisters, Norman and Nancy Blake, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Bob Neuwirth and Chris Thomas King at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $69-$85, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

Vonda Shepard at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $32, 303/265-0519. Tues., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.

Michelle Branch at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12-$16.20, 303/443-3399. All-ages. Tues., Feb. 12, 8:30 p.m.

Busta Rhymes at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $32, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.

Banyan at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., Feb. 13, 9 p.m.

Caberet Diosa and Rebirth Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.80, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., Feb. 14, 9 p.m.

The Wailers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22-$25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Feb. 15, 9 p.m.

Galactic with The Roots, Fri., Feb. 15. With Taj Mahal, Sat. Feb. 16. At the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+.

John Tesh at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $26-$42, 520-9090. Sat, Feb. 16, 9 p.m.

Cirkiss featuring BT, Ty Tek of Casa Del Sol,/Vinyl and Little Mike of Casa Del Sol/Phrunky at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $35, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 16.

Buddy Guy at the Boulder Theater, 14th and Pearl, Boulder. $31.50, 303/413-8308. 21+. Mon., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

CANCELLED Lee Scratch Perry &The Mad Professor at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $21, 303/443-4499. Call for refund information.

Tangerine Dream at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $25-$40, 520-9090. Tues., Feb. 19, 8 p.m.

Aaron Carter, Dream Street and Lindsey Pagano at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Tues., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Dr. Didg and DJ Harry at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $9, 303/443-4499. Wed., Feb. 20, 9 p.m.

Tab Benoit at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $15, 303/443-4499. Thurs., Feb. 21, 9 p.m.

Alicia Keys at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $35, 520-9090. 16+. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

The Breeders at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

The Slip at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $9.50, 303/443-4499. Fri., Feb. 22, 9 p.m.

William Topley at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $25.50-$27.50, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Guided By Voices at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.50-$14, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., Feb. 26, 8 p.m.

Bullfrog at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 21+. $8.50, 303/443-4499. Fri., March 1, 10 p.m.

Ike Willis and Project Object at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25-$16.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m.

Ani DiFranco at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Mon., March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Cockburn at the Fillmore, Clarkson & Colfax in Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. 16+. Wed., March 13, 8 p.m.

NOFX at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Sat., March 30, 7 p.m.

Keller Williams at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., April 5, 9 p.m.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $44.50-$230, 520-9090. Mon., April 8, 8 p.m.

Zakir Hussain & the Masters of Percussion at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23-$28, 719/786-7030. Wed., May 15, 8 p.m.

special events

Bill O'Reilly speaking as part of the Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Center. $25-$52, 520-9090. Thurs., Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Ehud Barak speaking as part of the Denver Distinguished Lecture Series in the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Center. $25-$52, 520-9090. Mon., April 29, 7 p.m.

theater

The Swan at the Horsechart Theatre Co., 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $18-$20, 303/595-3800. Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 9.

Spinning Into Butter in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Center. $31, 800/641-1222. Through March 9.

The Immigrant at the Denver Center, Denver. 303/893-4100. Jan. 17-Feb. 23.

Hamlet at the Denver Center, Denver. 303/893-4100. Jan. 24-March 9.

The Children's Hour at the Arvada Theater, 6901 Wadsworth, Arvada. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Jan. 29 -- Feb. 24.

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