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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

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.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure runs through Dec. Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West through Aug. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Call 800/925-2250 for more.

The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta. 719/742-3074. Free. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Member owned by the Spanish Peaks Arts Council. Majestic Colorado runs through August 7.

Lakewood Cultural Center: North Gallery, 470 S. Allison Pkwy; South Gallery, 480 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood. 303/987-7876. Free. The Essence of Fiber: Three Fiber Exhibits.

Mountain Artists Gallery, 151 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 719/686-7469. Free. Featuring local artists.

Steamboat Studios Art and Culture Tour, Steamboat Springs. $25 adults, $10 kids, includes breakfast, tour, and picnic lunch. Gourmet breakfast, 9-10 a.m. Self-guided tour with map, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Picnic lunch with homemade pies, silent auction, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., July 31. Call 970/879-9008 for more.

Wind River Art Exhibit, Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker St., Dubois, Wyoming. $.50-$2-family/$5. July 17-28. For more call 307/455-3404.

Beaux Arts Festival, Steamboat Springs. Opera, bluegrass, art exhibits, workshops, wine festival and more. July 30 through Aug. 8. For information, tickets and registration call 970/879-9008.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage, beginning May 28. Africa and Beyond: The Art and Adventures of Simon Combes, through October 3. In the Dark traveling exhibit through September 19. The Lion King beginning July 3.


Swallow Hill Concerts, 71 E. Yale St., Denver. Mariachi Vasquez Family, Wed., July 21, 7 p.m. $13-$15. Plus bluegrass and open jams, story circles and more. Call 877/214-7013 for tickets and more.

Red, White and Blues Festival, Hudson Gardens, Littleton. Sat., July 24, 10:30 a.m. Call 303/797-8565 for tickets.

Big Bill Morganfield, The Annex Ballroom, 509 Main St., Cann City. $10. The baritone blues singer performs works from his 2003 release, Blues in the Blood. Sat., July 24, 9 p.m. Call 719/276-3088 for tickets.

Crested Butte Mountain Summer Events: Music Festival. Chamber music, jazz, pops and more. July 1-31. Powerade Pinnacle Summer Race Series/Shimano; Youth Series, Thursday evenings, July 8-August 26. Visit July 31-August 1, Festival of the Arts. For more call 970/349-1184.

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

RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival, Lyons. $40-$45/day;$105/weekend. Fri., July 23-Sun., July 25. For more see or call 800/624-2422.

Arvada Center Summer Concerts, Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band, Sat., July 24, 7:30 p.m.$15-$28.

Salida-Aspen Concerts, John Held Auditorium, Salida High School, 10th & D Sts., Salida. $8. 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.

recreation and learning

Permaculture Workshop, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $25. Learn about forest gardening, natural building and home systems, and home landscaping. Bring a sack lunch. Sat., July 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 485-4444 for more.

Santa Fe Trail Walking Tours and Activities, Trinidad. Includes trains at La Junta Depot and Trinidad, Arkansas River crossing hike, Purgatoire River Walk, Picketwire Canyonland tour, Trinidad Lake hike, Santa Fe Trail Auto Tour Route and scenic hikes and overlooks. For more call 719/846-5645.

Florissant Fossil Beds Seminars, Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. $3. Geologic Wonders of South Park, July 17. Star Party, July 17. Ancient Life and Landscapes, July 18. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.

Durango-100 Bike Trek, begins and ends in Colorado. Sun., July 25. For more email or call 505/827-7379.

special events

Ghost Walk Tours, Museum of Colorado Prisons, 201 N. First St., Canon City. $5-$8. Last Fridays and Saturdays of month. For more call 719/269-3015.

Seeking Vendors and Exhibitors for Sustainable Living Fair, Ft. Collins in September. For more visit

Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo and County Fair, Westcliffe. July 16-18. Call the Custer County Chamber of Commerce at 719/783-9163 for more info on the events,

Slater Creek Community Festival, Slater Creek Healing Center, 2924 Slater Creek Rd., Florissant. Arts and crafts, alternative health, healing touch, organic gardening, permaculture, drumming and more. July 17-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 641-6484 for more.

Aromatherapy Workshop, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $55-$65. Sat., July 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Register before July 22 at 719/485-4444.

Wildlife Rescue, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant. $3 adult entrance fee. Learn to coexist with wild animals and what to do if you find injured animals. Sun., July 25, 1-2 p.m. Call 719/748-3253 to reserve a spot.

"Revenge of Farrin James" Murder Mystery Contest, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway, 1289 Fremont County Rd. 3A, Canon City. Runs through Fri., Sept. 10. For questions or entries call 719/275-5149.

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

Cherry Creek North Gourmet Event, Fillmore Plaza, Denver. Saturdays, July 24-August 21. For more see

Castle Rock Wine Festival, The Grange at The Meadows, Castle Rock., Sat., July 24. For more call 303/688-4597.

Storytelling Festival and Workshops: Storytelling and concert, Miller Public Library, Castle Rock, free, July 30; Workshops and concerts, Palmer Lake Elementary School, Palmer Lake, $3-$50, July 31. For more call 866-462-1727.


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.

Buried Child, Denver Repertory Theatre, 1425 W. 13th Ave., Denver, 720/839-4913. $15. July 2-31, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Metamorphoses, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th St., Denver. $20-$25. Mesmerizing play about the power of love. Plays through summer. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. For more call 303/321-5925.

(in)EXPLICIT: Parental Advisory, Art Street Comedy Theatre, 1062 Delaware St. Denver. Free. Thurs., July 22, 5 p.m. For more call 303/880-5212.

The Monster Under the Bed, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. $3-$6. Audio-described and American Sign Language Interpreted Performance. Wed., July 28, 7 p.m.

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. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/777-3292.

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