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art Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana (self portrait), Linda Foster Leonhard: Suspended Reality, Dismas Rotto: Dizplayed, Dizcover, Dizclosure, prints and assemblages, Facing Off: alternative Portraits, Children's Visual Arts Summer Camp Exhibitions.

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. 303/571-0440. Open Fri. 6-10 p.m. and Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Women of Artistic Diversity, with work by Rita Collette, Pamela Acosta and photographs by Dolores . Through July 26.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Photograpy, through Oct. 5. Sargent and Italy, through Sept. 21 (special exhibition ticket required). Secrets from a Chinese Garden through Sept. 28.Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at

www.denverartmuseum.org .

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street, Denver. 720/865-3500. Summer Hours Wed. Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sat. Tues., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Summer admission $4 - $6.50. Featuring Botanical Illustration School Student Show, Aug. 1-Oct. 31.

Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver. Open Fri. 7-10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. 303/477-7173. Featuring Harriet Moyer Portfolio: Formal Sittings and Symballein, an installation of glass books by Alicia Baily.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 1275 19th St., Denver. 303/298-7554. Tue. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. sun., Noon to 5:30 p.m. Featuring 2003 Colorado Biennial 10 + 10.

Quetzalli Art Gallery, 928 W. 8th. Ave., 303/573-0414. Gallery hours: Mon. Thurs., 3 - 7 p.m., Fri., 3 - 10 p.m., local stone sculptor, Frank Guerrero and Bolivian artist, Luisa Coaquira Peralta. Opening Reception Fri., Aug. 1, 6-10 p.m. Beginner stone sculpting workshop Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m. ($10, RSVP required).

jazz, folk, acoustic Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Ahmad Jamal, Fri., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. $22 - $34. Southern Exposure, Dakota Blonde, Michael Herne and South by Southwest, Sat., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.

Tesoro Foundation's Historic Music Series, outdoor concerts. The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. $5, 12 and under free. 303/839-1671. Sun. Aug. 3, 3 4:30 p.m. Denver Municipal Band's 4th Artillery Regimental Brass Band.

Laurie Lewis Trio, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G Street, Salida. $13 - $16. Sat., July 26, 8 10:30 p.m. for more, call 719/539-8514.

rock, pop, blues, country Fiddler's Green, 5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, 303/220-7000. Steely Dan, Mon. Aug. 4; Whitesnake, Warrant, Slaughter, Kip Winger, Tues. Aug. 5; B.B. King and Jeff Beck, Thurs. Aug. 7; Sammy Hagar and Lynard Skynard, Tues., Aug. 12; Lollapalooza: Audioslave, Jane's Addiction and the Donnas, Wed., Aug. 13; Iron Maiden with Dio and Motorhead, Wed., Aug. 20; ZZ Top, Tues., Aug. 26; 311 with G. Love and Special Sauce, Fri., Aug. 29; Sex Pistols, Sun., Aug. 31. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

Universal Lending Pavilion at the Pepsi Center, 1700 7th St.,Denver. Crusaders, Wed., Aug. 6; N.E.R.D., O.A.R., The Roots, Talib Kweli and more, Thurs., Aug 14 and Fri., Aug. 15; moe. and Keller Williams Sat., Aug. 16; Weird Al Yankovic, Sun., Aug. 17; Go-Go's, Wed., Aug. 20. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Tori Amos, Thurs., Aug. 7; Willie Nelson and Family, Fri., Aug. 8; Sheryl Crow, Sat.; Aug. 9; Nora Jones, Fri. Aug. 15; Gypsy Kings, Wed., Aug. 27; Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Wed., Aug. 27 and Thurs., Aug. 28; Mountain Jam with 50 Cent, The Doors 21st Century, Korn, Sat., Aug 30. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

literary events Antiquarian Book Fair, Denver Merchandise Mart, I-25 and 58th Ave. $6. "Duel of Limericks" between John Dunning and Dennis Gallagher on Fri. Aug. 1, 4-6 p.m. Other events and exhibitors hall on Fri., Aug 1, 5- 9 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 303/480-0220.

Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover Bookstore Cherry Creek, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Candace Bushnell will sign Trading Up. Wed., July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Presentation and Booksigning, Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., at Wyncoop, Denver. Po Bronson. Tues., July 29, 7:30 p.m.

dance Ballet Folklorico de Veracruz, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. $21.50 - $29.50. Twelve dancers and six musicians present a visual fiesta. Fri., August 1, 8 p.m.For tickets, call 303/998-9412.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah, The Birds, for teens entering 6 -12 grades in the fall. Thurs., July 31, 7 p.m. For registration and information, call 719/485-4444.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument presents Hornbek Homestead Days 125th Anniversary (in conjunction with Florissant Heritage Days on July 25.). Teller County #1, one mile south of Florissant. Sat., July 26 - Sun., July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 719/748-3253.

Slide Show and talk with DeeDee Jonrowe, American Mountaineering Center, 10th and Washington, Golden. $12. Ms. Jonrowe is a 21-time Iditarod Sled Dog Musher and survivor of breast cancer. Proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Team Survivor. Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. For more, call 303/247-1212.

summer fests and such Romanian Festival, in front of court house, 13th block of Pearl Street Mall, Boulder. Romanian food, folk dancing. Sat., July 26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 303/449-2586.

Tour de Forks: A Gourmet Global Event, Center for the Arts, Crested Butte. $50. Featuring food and wine; hosted by John Ash and Jennifer Bushman. Funds to benefit Center. Mon., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. For tickets, call 970/349-7487.

Dreamtime Festival, Paonia. $35. Live music, dancing, design workshops, movement classes, fire performances and more. For more, visit www.dreamthefuture.org or call 970/2596.

Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride, Fri., Aug. 1 Sun., Aug. 3. Single day pass $45 - $55, Weekend all-access pass $175. John Scofield Band, Cedar Walton. Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana and more. Call 970/728-7009.

Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur (just north of Monument). $15.95 adults; $8 kids 5 12, kids under 12 free. Open weekends June 14 - August 3, 10 am to 6:30 p.m. 303/688-6010

www.coloradorenaissance.com

Vail Bravo! Music Festival, Vail. New York Philharmonic Orchestra, soloists, ensembles and pop concerts. Through Aug. 4. Visit

www.vailmusicfestival.org .

The Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series, 1005 York Street, Denver. Gates open at 6 p.m., shows at 7 p.m. Go to

www.botanicgardens.org for full details. Aug. 6 Solas.

Sangres Jazz Festival, Westcliffe Town Park, Westcliffe. $40 per day. Sat. Aug. 8 Sun., Aug. 10. Call 719/783-3785.

NedFest 2003, Nederland. Sat., Aug. 2 Sun., Aug. 3. Featuring Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Stanley Jordan, Garaj Mahal, Tony Furtado and more. Go to

www.nedfest.com for full details

Steamboat Summer Arts Events, Steamboat Springs. Strings in the Mountains, Artists to Watch, Beaux Arts Festival, SummerArt 2003. Go to

www.steamboatspringsarts.com or call 970/879-9008 for more.

theater Creations: The Stories that Made the World, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $1. Performance by Intermediate Drama Camp. Mon., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.

Westward Ho!, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $1. Performance by Junior Drama Camp. Sun., Aug. 3, 7 p.m. For more, call 720/898-7200.

Bus Stop, Jones Theater, Westcliffe. $5 - $10. A play by William Inge. July 18 27. Fri. and Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. For reservations or information, call 719/783-3004.

Rocky Mountain Voices One Act Plays, Jones Theater, 119 Main St., Westcliffe. $5 - $10. Tues., Aug. 5 and Wed., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 719/783-3004.

Toby And The Big Top, Walden Family Playhouse,14500 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. July 1 27. For more information call 303/590.1475

Chicago, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder $19 - $50. Tue. Sun., June 20 Nov. 2, showtimes vary. Call 800/448-5501 for more.

Ruthless, the Musical, Theatre on Broadway, 13 S. Broadway, Denver. $25 through July 26. 303/777-3292.

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