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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Free. Joseph H. McGinnis and Peter Lutgen's Selected Works runs through May 30. 33rd Annual Jeffco High School Art Exhibition runs April 16 to May 16.

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/412-1849. Fri., 7-10 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. The Third Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibit, featuring works of four outstanding photographers, opens Fri., April 23 and runs through May 31.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Embroidered Memories: The Applique Tapestries of Arlette Rose Gosiewski, through May 9.; Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection; A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok; Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at . Also the Just for Fun Family Center and Family Backpacks program.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 1275 19th Street, Denver. 303/298-7554. Hours Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission $3-$5, kids free. Featuring Over One Billion Served: Conseptual Photography from the People's Republic of China through May 9, Hidden Images by Adela Matasova through May 9.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Free. Presenting "Preserve the Magic of Art," a Friends of Red Rocks Art Exhibit. Weekends only. Sat., April 24-Sun., May 23. Sat. 11-3; Sun. 1-5. Call 303/279-3922 for more.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit through June 13. Jewels of the Insect World Display, through June 20.

literary events Amy Goodman will discuss The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media that Love Them. $10-$25. Mon., May 3, 7 p.m. at Flatirons Theatre, 13th & College, Boulder or Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver. Reservations through KGNU radio station, 303/449-4885 or

music Darrel Scott Performance, Bongo Billy's Salida Caf, 300 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. $12. Nashville singer-songwriter and ASCAP songwriter of the year 2002. Mon., May 3, 7-10:30 p.m. For more call 719/539-7636.

Cripple Creek Historic Preservation Week, $5-$55 for various events. Including Evening Social, Gentlemen's Tours, Victorian Tea and Dinner and Ball. Fri., May 7-Sun., May 8. RSVP's essential. Call 719-689-9795.

Wendy Woo Concert, Tri-Lakes Art Center, Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. $12. Featuring Wendy Woo's newly-released CD. Sat., May 15, 7-10 p.m.

recreation and learning Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day, Denver. Men, women and youth ages 12 and older needed to build new trail in Cheyenne Mountain State Park on Sat., June 5. To volunteer call 303/715-1010x16.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Nature writing workshop by Mary Jean Porter and Dave Van Manen. Sat., May 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Sunday, May 2, 6:30 pm, Full Moon Hike, Sun., May 2, 6:30 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

2004 Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, to benefit The Children's Hospital. Leadville to Copper Mountain, Sat., July 17; Copper Mountain to Lake Dillon, Sun., July 18; Copper Mountain to Leadville, Mon., July 19. Register on line at .

special events Intensive Journal Workshop, United Methodist Church, 4th & "D" St., Salida. $125-$195. Facilitated by Dr. Annette Covatta. Fri. May 21, 7 p.m. through Mon., May 24. For details call 719/395-9172.

Zoo Crew Summer Youth Program, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. $60. Students develop leadership skills, learn to care for variety of farm and domesticated animals. Ten weeks, June 7-August 14. Call 719/561-1452x103.

theater Ballet Folkklorico "Quetzalli" de Veracruz, Lakewood Cultural Center, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $22-$24. Sat., May 8, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/987-7876 for more.

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $6-$10. Runs through May 7. For showtimes, call 720/898-7200.

Hapgood, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden, 303/935-3044. $13-$17. Runs April 2-May 8, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 6 p.m.

2 in 1, a revival of original one acts. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388. $10-$15. April 23-May 8, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.

Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Runs April 13- May 16.

Passport Playbill, Denver Repertory Theatre, 1425 W. 13th Ave., Denver, 720/839-4913. $15. Featuring Eddie Kirsch performing his one-man show. April 22-May 15, Thur/Fri/Sat at 8 p.m.

House of Bernarda Alba, New Federal Theatre, 3830 Federal Blvd., Denver, 303/571-0901. $10-$15. April 23-May 29, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m.

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