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acoustic, folk & country concerts

Nickel Creek at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

Joan Baez at Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $40-$47.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Red Rocks, Morrison. $49-$59, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Festival of the Mabon Celtic music festival featuring Dougie MacLean, Wolfstone, Karan Casey Band, Crobh Rua, Janah and more at Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons. $22.50-$25, 800/624-2422.

www.bluegrass.com. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 19-20.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

Lee Ann Womack at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $36.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 17, 8 p.m.

Acoustic Harvest featuring Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mighty Squirrel and more at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22-$25, 800/786-7030. Thurs., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.


art

Articulation Gallery, 131 E. First St., Salida. 719/539-0600. Closed Tuesdays. Featuring Miscellany, mixed media and photographs by Fay Golson, through Sept. 8.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Junko Chodos: A Passionate Witness. Thread Mansion, installation by Cecilia Vicuna. Smoke, ceramics by James Watkins. Through Aug. 31.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring An American Century of Photography: the Hallmark Collection, through Sept. 29. Woven Harmony: The Tapestries of Rebecca Bluestone, through Nov. 10. Contemporary Botanical Art: the Shirley Sherwood Collection, Nov. 2-Jan. 12. Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, Nov. 16-Aug. 17. African Renaissance: New Forms, Old Images, through March 23. West Point/ Points West, through July 21. Many more exhibitions; for details, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Mouton Gallery, 622 W. 6th Ave., Denver. 720/275-4952. Featuring The Age of Ambiance and Neglect, watercolors by James Larimer. Through Sept. 19. Meet the artist: Fri., Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.

Patron's Art Gallery, 290 Fillmore St., Denver. 303/321-5585. Featuring recent paintings of fast-disappearing Colorado open space by Plein Air Artists of Colorado, through Oct. 22.

Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis, 3658 Navajo St., Denver. 303/458-6058. Fri., 7-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Fly Away Home, sculpture installation by Kathy Hutton, through Sept. 8. Also, watercolors by Amy Pfefer.

Soho, 112 E. First St., Salida. 719/530-0130. Featuring works by Marcy Misata.

Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver. 2121 E. Asbury Ave. 303/871-2846. Featuring Ronald Davis; Recent Abstractions 2001-2002, Sept. 13-Nov. 8. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m.


film

Denver International World Cinema International Fall Film Festival featuring 23 films at the Acoma Center, Denver. $5-$7, 303/321-7441. Sept. 4-7.


literary events

Dennis McNally, official historian of the Dead, discussing and signing A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead at Tattered Cover, Cherry Creek. Free, 303/322-7727. Thurs., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.

David Sedaris performing at Buell Theatre, Denver. $20-$25, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 17, 8 p.m.


recreation

Pedal the Prairie, a bike rider through the prairies of northeaster Colorado, from Fort Morgan to Sterling, then to Wray. Call 800/354-8660. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 6-8.

Victor Bike Race on 17 miles of rugged trails in Victor, CO. Preride: Sat., Sept. 7, 10 a.m. Race: Sun., Sept. 8, 11 a.m. $30 entry fee, limited to 100 riders. 689-2284 Ext. 14.

Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half Marathon in Boulder, CO.

www.boulderbackroads.com. Sun., Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m.


rock, pop & blues

Louder Than Words at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 30, 6 and 9 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge with Garrison Star at Red Rocks, Morrison. $57.50-$77.50, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Pop Till You Drop Tour with A*Teens, Baha Men, Christina Milian and LMNT at the Theater at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27.50-$35, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.

The Big Rock & Roll Show featuring Bill Haley's Original Comets, The Fireballs, High Noon, The Saturn V featuring Orbit, The Omens, The Orangu-Tones, The Beloved Invaders and many more rockabilly, garage punk and country acts, plus a rod & custom show and more at Harvey's Wagon Wheel Hotel & Casino, Central City. Free. 303/455-8408. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 1-2.

Phil Lesh and Friends at Red Rocks, Morrison. $47.50-$50, 520-9090. On Sat., Aug. 31, 4:30 p.m.: with Ratdog and Warren Haynes. On Sun., Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m.: Willie Nelson.

Festival of Life with Amy grant, Jars of Clay, Bebo Norman, Richie Fura, Reverand Leon's Revival and Dave Beegle Acoustic Band at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $26-$36, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 1, 3:30 p.m.

The Misfits at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $18, 800/965-4827. Mon., Sept. 2, 7 p.m.

Bow Wow with B2K and IMX at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $30-$42.50, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m.

P-Nuckle at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Wed., Sept. 4, 7 p.m.

Mission UK at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $16, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

The Motet at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 800/786-7030. Thurs., Sept. 6, 9 p.m.

Wire at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $16.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 6, 7 p.m.

Robert Plant and Strange Sensation at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $50, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.

The Gourds at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.

The Beat Junkies at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21-$26, 800/786-7030. Sat., Sept. 7, 9 p.m.

Tempa and the Tantrums at the Annex Ballroom, Canon City. $10, 719/276-3088. Sat., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.

Taproot at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 8, 6 p.m.

Girls Against Boys at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

Sleater Kinney at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Wed., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

Los Lobos at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $24, 800/786-7030. Thurs., Sept. 12, 9 p.m.

Elbow at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

Wilco with The Shins at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $19-$20, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

David Wilcox at Chautauqua Auditorium, Denver. $20-$25, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 14, 7 p.m.

Jazzanova at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 800/786-7030. Tues., Sept. 14, 9 p.m.

Atmosphere at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

New Bomb Turks at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Sept. 17, 7 p.m.

Don Williams at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$35, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 18, 9 p.m.

Buckwheat Zydeco at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Wed., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

The Who with Counting Crows at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $47.40-$158, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Money Mark at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

Kansas and America at the Citylights Pavilion, Denver. $25-$42.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Coco Montoya at the Annex Ballroom, Canon City. $10, 719/276-3088. Fri., Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m.

Local H at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.

Mission at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Mon., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Lyricist Lounge with Redman and Keith Murray at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Kreator at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Tues., Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

Luna at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Wed., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Graham Nash at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $25-$34.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Bob Geldof and PJ Olsson at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.

John Spencer Blues Explosion with Liars and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Sat., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Todd Snider at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $15, 800/786-7030. Sat., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Mana at Magness Arena, Denver. $38.50-$48.50, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Sick of it All at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $13, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 29, 6 p.m.

Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring, the Donnas, The Lawrence Arms, Common Rider, (International) Noise Conspiracy and more at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $22, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 30, 5 p.m.

John Doe and Kirstin Hersh with Grant Lee Phillips at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $17.50-$20, 800/965-4827. Mon., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

Queens of the Stone Age at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $19, 800/965-4827. Tues., Oct. 1, 7 p.m.

Mest at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

Southern Culture on the Skids at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

Harry Belefonte at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $54-$69, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

Super Furry Animals at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Of Montreal at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Wed., oct. 9, 8 p.m.

The Red Elvises at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

Snapcase and Boys Set Fire at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

Do Make Say Think at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Tues., Oct. 15, 8 p.m.

Better Than Ezra and Cowboy Mouth at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $18-$20, 800/965-4827. Tues., Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

New Found Glory at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $15-$17.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

John Witherspoon with Mike Epps at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $36.50, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.

Bright Eyes at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $13, 800/965-4827. Tues., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Enrique Iglesias at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $20-$75, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Hot Water Music and Thrice at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $11, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Doug Martsch at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12-$14, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Badly Drawn Boy at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17-$19, 800/965-4827. Tues., Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Hoobustank at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $13, 800/965-4827. Wed., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Zen Guerilla at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

Low at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

The Rolling Stones at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $54-$304, 520-9090. Feb. 1, 2003.


special events

Victor Celebrates the Arts, featuring artists from all over painting scenes from the town, then showing the framed results in a show over Labor Day weekend. Activities include quick draw competitions, kids art, sculpture show and more. See Livelong Days on page 36, visit

www.victorarts.org, call 689-2999. Through Sept. 2.

Former Senator Gary Hart speaking at the Distinguished Partners in Change Speaker Series Luncheon Forum at the Pinnacle Club, Denver. $75, 303/763-8464. Thurs., Sept. 5.

3rd Annual Sustainable Living Fair at the Lincoln Center, Fort Collins. Featuring Dennis Weaver, Ed Begley, Jr. Rick Grice and more.

www.sustainablelivingfair.org. Sat., Sept. 7.

Burlesque-Fest featuring Dita Von Teese, Oracle Dane, Candy Whiplash & Bella Beretta from the Gun Street Girls, Kitten on the Keys, DeVotchka and more at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12-$15, 866/468-7621. Fri., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Great American Beer Festival at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver. $35-$90, 520-9090. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 3-5.

3rd Street Art and Music Fest in Canon City. Featuring art, live bands, food and more. Sundays, 2-8 p.m. Through Labor Day.

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