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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Free. Baby You Can Drive My Car, Drama camp performance When Love, Death and Comedy Come Together, Sun., July 11 at 7 p.m. $1.

Belmar Artspace 7, 445 Saulsbury St., Belmar, Lakewood. Free. Rasquachismo! Digital Re-grove. Digital Chicano art, films, and more. Fri., July 9. For more contact

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. Free. A Soultry Summer Night Event, from July 9 through July 17. Opening Fri., July 9, 6-10 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Japanese Prints: 150th Anniversary of United States-Japan Relations, Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821, Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado, Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection.

Fine Art Gallery, 604 S. Oak St., La Veta. 719/742-3115. Open Tues.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring Celebrating the Goddess through August 11.

Fine Art & Wine Affaire, Nottingham Park, Avon. Free. Art, music, wine, specialty shops. July 16-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more call 480/837-5637.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village. Featuring the art of woodworker Joseph Kronwitter. Through July 30. For more call the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo at 719/295-7200.

literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. John Cretti will present a mini-seminar based on his book Rocky Mountain Gardener's Guide, Sat., July 10, 11 a.m. Seating limited. Gloria Feldt will discuss and sign The War on Choice, Wed., July 14, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 303/322-7727.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksigning, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free. Victor Villasenor will read from and sign Burro Genius: A Memoir. Tues., July 13, 7:30 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton will sign copies of his memoir My Life. Tues., July 20 at noon. Tickets required for this event. For more call 303/436-1070.

music Gold Rush Palladium Summer Concerts, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. Sundays, 5 p.m. Tower of Power with Jennifer Lane, $26-$35, July 11. Freddy Fender, $20-$29, July 25. Blake Shelton, $26-$35. Aug. 8. For more call 866-468-7621.

National Repertory Orchestra, Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $17-$27. Mid-June through August 7. For schedule and tickets call 970/547-3100.

High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival, Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds, Westcliffe. $10-$35/single concert: $65-$85/4day pass. July 8-11. For more see

Denver Symphony Performance, Coors Amphitheater, Denver. The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony. Fri., July 9. For tickets see

Master Drummer Workshop, American Legion Hut, 10th and H Sts., Salida. $15. Sun., July 11, Noon-6 p.m. Beginner session at noon; intermediate session, 2 p.m.; dance class, 4 p.m. For more call 719/539-4782.

Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Summer Concerts, 480 Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $24 for 7 concerts. Wed., July 14, Chris Daniels and the Kings; Wed., July 21, Face; Wed., July 28, Dotsero; Wed., Aug. 4, Lannie Garrett and The Gypsy Swing Review. For more call 303/987-7845.

Salida-Aspen Concerts, John Held Auditorium, Salida High School, 10th & D Sts., Salida. $8. American Brass Quintet, July 10; Chopin with Aspen Music School faculty, July 17; The Art Song Sextet, July 24; The Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, July 21. All at 7:30 p.m. For more call 719/530-0764.

Tesoro Summer Concert Series, The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison. $6. Classical guitarist Miguel Espinoza, Sun., July 11, 3-4:30 p.m. Spurs of the Moment, Sun., Aug. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. For more call 303/839-1671.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $3. Summer Morning Nature Literature Hike, Sun., July 11, 8 a.m.; Squirrel Creek Loop Hike, Sat., July 24, 8 a.m.; Blue Moon Hike, Fri., July 30, 7 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

Sunrise Nature/Wildlife Photo Shoot, Westcliffe. $55. Work with a professional nature photographer. Saturdays through Nov. 27, 5-10 a.m. For more call 719/783-9283.

Colorado Division of Wildlife Deer Hunting Seminar, DOW Hunter Education Bldg., 6060 Broadway, Denver. Free. Wed., July 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m. For reservations call 303/291-7545. Also public comment and opinion meetings will be held throughout the state regarding big game season structure. See for locations and dates.

Florissant Fossil Beds Seminars, Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. $3. Bird Watching, July 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Geologic History of Gold Belt, July 10 & 11. Geologic Wonders of South Park, July 17. Star Party, July 17. Ancient Life and Landscapes, July 18. Messages in Stone, July 31. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.

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

Multi-media Presentation, Great Sand Dunes, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Free. With Charlie and Diane Winger, authors of Great Sand Dunes guidebook. Thurs., July 8, 7 p.m. For more call 719/485-4444.

Danskin Womens Triathlon, Aurora Reservoir, Aurora. $65/participants. Sun., July 18, 7 a.m. For more see

Royal Gorge Bridge Summer Events, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Hwy. 50, Canon City. 75 Days of Summer Fun, June 5 through August 18. For more see

special events Romanian Festival, 13th and Pearl St. Mall, Boulder. Free. Folk dancing, food, artifacts. Sat., July 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more call 303/449-2586.

Fairview High School Class of l964 Reunion, Boulder. Brunch: Juanitas Restaurant, 1043 Pearl St., Boulder, 11 a.m.; Party: The Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline Rd., Boulder, 7 p.m. Sat., July 17. For more call 406-829-1878.

Gray Head Mountain Run, Telluride. 12-mile race at altitudes above 9,000'. Sat., July 31, 9 a.m. To volunteer or register call 970/728-0251.

Renaissance Festival, Larkspur, on I-25 at Exit 172. $8-$15.95. Featuring sword swallowing, magic, jousting and more. Saturdays and Sundays, June 12-August 1, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more call 303/688-6010 or visit

Gold Camp Living History & Old West Reenactment Competition, Cripple Creek. Free. July 9-11. Victorian Hoe Down, Fri., July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Old West Reenactments and Old Fashioned Street Dance, Sat., July 10, 11 a.m.-??? Quick Draw Contest, Sun., July 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more visit

UFO Symposium, Denver Marriott, 6363 Hampden Ave., Denver. July 16-18. Kickoff event at Six Flags Elich Gardens on Thurs., July 15. For more see or call 720/353-5972.

Dreamtime Festival, Stucker Mesa Rd., Paonia. $20-$40. Music, dancing, workshops, theatre. July 16-19. Contact for more.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Chapungu: Custom and Legend; A Culture in Stone exhibit. Story Time in the Gardens, Saturdays and Sundays. Fitness Walks and T'ai Chi, Tuesdays 7-9 a.m.. For more call 720/865-3500

theater Westminster Spotlight Theater, College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave., Denver. $10-$12. The Boys Next Door. Fri., July 9 through July 24. Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Call 303/668-7578.

Happy Birthday Wanda June, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $15-$17. Kurt Vonnegut's classic modern day version of The Odyssey. Opening Fri., June 4 through July 17. Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. For more call 303/935-3044.

Actors Workshop, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $85. Sat., July 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more call 303/935-3044.

Guys and Dolls, Space Theatre, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver. $25. Performed by the Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League. July 16 through Aug. 1. For tickets call 303/893-4100.

Volunteers needed to assist in production: Guys and Dolls, Denver. July 16-Aug 1. Backstage support and ushers. For more call 303/427-4663.

The Thief of Frisco, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $6.50-$13. Performances run June 19 through Sept. 5. Wed. and Thurs., 2 and 8 p.m., Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. For more call 719/689-6402.

Das Barbecu, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. $32-$42. Texas-flavored musical comedy. Tues.-Sun., June 29-July 25. Matinees on Sat., Sun., Wed. For more, call 720/898-7200.

Lady Sublime and the Fantesticles, Phoenix Theatre, 1124 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $25. Naughty musical comedy. July 8-August 14, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/777-3292.

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