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acoustic, folk & country concerts

Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival featuring The Lynn Morris Band, Lost Highway, Special Consensus, The Chapmans, Sam Hill and more at Northglen Holiday Inn, I-25 & 120th Ave. Denver. $20-$40. Feb. 14-16, 6-11 p.m. Call 970/482-0863.

thy Mattea at the Boulder Theatre, 2032 14th St. Boulder. $22-$27. Sat., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. 303/786-7030.

The Bleckmann/Hollenbeck Duo at the Denver Folklore Center, 1893 S. Pearl St. Denver. Sun., Feb. 9, $7-$12. 303/777-4786.


Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Then There Was: Artists Depict Creation, work by eight artists (Homer Ikeda, Terry Maker, Jason Musgrave, Ken Peterson, Louis Romero, Eric Emmanuele Rucker, Sue Simon, Vicky Smith) from across the country who work in different disciplines. Through Jan. 19.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Contemporary Botanical Art: the Shirley Sherwood Collection, through Jan. 12. Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, through Aug. 17. African Renaissance: New Forms, Old Images, through March 23. West Point/ Points West, through July 21. Many more exhibitions; for details, visit

Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver. 303/477-7173. Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Invitational show of up-and-coming Colorado artists in a variety of media, through Jan. 26. Artists include: Laura Ben-Amots, Dan Donaldson, Ted Fish, Dan Henry, Jennifer Henry, Dawn Howkinson Sieble.


But Seriously, Comedy Improv Troupe, LIDA Project Theater, 2180 Stout St., Denver. Saturdays, 11 p.m. $6. 303/282-0466

ComedyWorks, 1226 15th St., Larimer Sq., Denver. All performances at 8 p.m. Upcoming Shows: Robert Schimmel: Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 16-18; Darrell Hammond: Fri.-Sat., Jan 24-25; Richard Lewis, Fri., Jan. 31 - Sat., Feb. 1; $ varies. Call 303/595-3637

Second City Improv Company at Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. $16.50-$21.50. Fri., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. 303/786-7030.

Bob Newhart at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29-$49. Sat., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. 303/830-8497.


The Incredible Jimmy Smith Quintet at Boulder Theater 2032 14th St. Boulder. $22. Fri, March 14, 8 p.m. 303/786-7030.

Wayne Shorter Quartet at Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. $31-$41. Tues., April 15, 8 p.m. 303/786-7030.

literary events

Photographer Gerald Meehl will show slides and sign his new book Pacific Legacy: Image and Memory from World War II in the Pacific . Tattered Covered Book Store, 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop, Denver. Free. Wed., Jan 29, 7:30 p.m. 303/494-8209.


The Colorado Wedding Showcase at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. Features exhibits by local wedding related businesses from traditional to unique. Enjoy menu items prepared by participating caterers, peruse photography portfolios, pick out the tux, and take home ideas and contacts for planning your special day. Free. Sun., Jan. 19, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Call 303/998-9416.

rock, pop & blues

Insane Clown Posse, Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. $20, Jan. 27-28. 303/831-9448.

Shakira at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place, Denver. $38-$69. Tues., Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. 303-830-8497.

Nile with Napalm Death, Voivod, Strapping Young Lad and The Bezerker at the Gothic Theater, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. $20-$23, 303/380-2333. All-ages. Tues., Jan. 28, doors at 7 p.m.

The Rolling Stones at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place, Denver. $54-$304, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 1.

Morcheeba with Nightmares on Wax at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. $27. Sat., Feb. 1, 303/380-2333.

Coldplay at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. Denver. $30. Thurs., Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. 303/830-8497.

Vince Gill at the Paramount Theatre, 1631 Glenarm Pl. Denver. $25-$30. Fri., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. 303/534-8336.

Reverend Horton Heat with Unknown Hinson at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. $20. Fri., Feb. 7, 9 p.m. 303/443-3399.

moe at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. Denver. $15. Sat., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. 303/830-8497.

David Gray at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place, Denver. $30-$35. Mon., Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. 303/830-8497.

Dark Star Orchestra at Boulder Theater. $20. Fri. Sat. Feb. 14-15, 9 p.m. All Ages on Feb. 14, 21+ on Feb 15 303/786-7030.

The Roots at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. Denver. Sun., Feb. 16, 8 p.m. $25. 303/830-8497.

Phish at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place, Denver. $38. Tues., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. 303/830-8497.

The Pretenders at the Paramount Theatre, 1631 Glenarm Pl. $40-$45. Wed., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. 303/534-8336.

Barrage at the Paramount Theatre, 1631 Glenarm Place, Denver. $26-$42. March 21-22. 303/534-8336.


Lost Soles, uses dance to tell the story of a tap dancer stranded in Cuba. At the Bunport Theater, 717 Lipan St. Denver. $10-$15. Thurs., Jan. 9 Sat., Jan 18, 8 p.m. Call 720/946-1388.

Mama Mia!, a musical comedy featuring the music of ABBA at The Buell Theatre, 950 13th St. Denver. Through Sat., Jan. 18. Tickets on sale, $25-$70. For performance times and dates call: 303/893-4100 or 800/641-1222.

Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Boulder. $19-$25. Tues.-Sun., March 18-23, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 & 8 p.m. 303/786-7030

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