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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Free. Featuring Baby You Can Drive My Car with work featuring cars and interstate travel through Sept. 3.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303/443-2122. Wed.-Fri. 12-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. $3-$4. Featuring Fiber artist Kyoung Ae Cho through August 16.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Japanese Prints: 150th Anniversary of United States-Japan Relations through January 16, 2005; Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado, through August 22; Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection, through October 17.

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.

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, through Sept. 17. Printmaking and Ceramics, Aug. 23 to Sept. 24.

Lynn Goldsmith Gallery, Mid-Valley Design Center, 40 Sunset Dri., Basalt. Open Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Weekends call for appointment. Featuring Rock Legends. Runs through Sept. 30.

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.

literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Linda Greenlaw signs All Fishermen are Liars: True Tales from the Dry Dock Bar, Mon., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. General Tommy Franks signs American Soldier, Aug. 28, 2 p.m. For more, call 303/322-7727.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksigning, 1628 16th St., Denver. FreeDennis Hastert signs Speaker: Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics, Fri., Aug. 20, noon. For more call 303/436-1070.

music Crested Butte Mountain Summer Events: Music Festival. Chamber music, jazz, pops and more. Aug. 14, Crested Butte Summit Hike. Aug. 14-17, Wild Mushroom Festival. For more call 970/349-1184.

Arvada Center Summer Concerts, Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. A Tribute for the Rat Pack, Sat., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., $15-$32; Asleep at the Wheel, Sat., Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., $15-$28.

Salida-Aspen Concerts. $8. The Degas and Jupiter String Quartets, Aug. 14, (John Held Auditorium, Salida High School, 10th & D Sts., Salida). All at 7:30 p.m. For more call 719/530-0764.

Burning Spear, Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Salida. $22. Grammy award winning Reggae pioneer Burning Spear appears with his 8-piece burning band. Sun., Aug. 15, 8-10 p.m. Call 719/539-8514 for more.

Rally in the Rockies, Ignacio and Durango. Bands Geneva, Slaughter, Molly Hatchet and BTO play. Sept. 2-6. Call 888/901-7701 for more.

South Park Music Festival, Fairplay. Free. 62 independent music artists perform, food vendors, artists, free admission, camping and CDs. Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call Monta at 719/836-2289

Trinidaddio Blues Festival, Central Park, Trinidad. $15-$30. Sat., Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m. Call 800/480-4750 for more.

Santa Fe International Festival of New Music, Santa Fe, N.M. Featuring Meredith Monk, So Percussion, Joseph Gramley and many others. Sept. 23-26. Call Rozella at 505/474-6601 for more.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $3. Writing for Nature Writers, Sun., Aug. 15, 2-3 p.m. Summer Evening Hike, Sun., Aug. 22, 6 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

Florissant Fossil Beds Seminars, Teller County Rd. #1, Florissant. Water from the Earth, Aug. 14. Fire Ecology of the Front Range, Aug. 21. Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery, Aug. 28-29. For cost and reservations, call 719/748-3253.

Avon's Outdoor Film Festival, Avon. Enjoy free outdoor films. Beetlejuice, Aug. 13; Roman Holiday, Aug. 20; Better Off Dead, Aug. 27. Call 970/748-4060 for more.

Women's Let's Go Fishing Seminar, Kassler Environmental Education Center, Denver. $95. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, goody bag and half-day angling adventure. Sept. 10-12. Call 888/321-5543 for more.

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

Grand Prix of Denver, Pepsi Center, Denver. August 12-15. Call 303/405-1111 for tickets.

Wild Mushroom Forays, in South Fork Aug. 20 and 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $5. Call 873-5112 for more. Foray in Creede, Aug. 20 and 22, 8:30 a.m. $25-$40. Slide show on Aug. 20, 7 p.m., $2. Call 800/327-2102 for more.

Getting Back to Life, Colorado Community Church, 3651 S. Colorado Blvd., Cherry Hills Village. $10. An event honoring groups working to transition incarcerated individuals back into society. Aug. 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 303/477-4896 for more.

Native Cinema Showcase, Center for Contemporary Arts, Albuquerque. A tribute to the cinema of the indigenous peoples of the world. Aug. 18-25. Visit or call 505/982-1338 for more.

Lake George Gem and Mineral Show, Lake George. Free. Minerals, fossils, local speciments, jewelry, lapidary, field trips. Aug. 20-22. Call Ruth at 719/632-9686 for more.

Narcolepsy Network Support, University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd., Denver. Learn what sleep test entail and what the results mean. Sat., Aug. 21, 1-3 p.m. Call 303/978-0829 for more.

Westcliffe Digital Film Festival, $5 per screening. Showing digital film selections from all over the U.S. Runs Aug. 27-29. Call 719/783-9283 for more.

Veterans Entrepreneurial Training, University of Denver, Denver. The Veterans Corporation is holding small business seminars for active duty, guard, reserve, veterans and their spouses. Programs start Sept. 11; call 303/909-8440 to enroll.

theater 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.

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.

Menopause the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $32.50-$39.50. Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets visit or call 303/309-3773.

Vail International Dance Festival, Gerald R. For Amphitheater Vilar Pavillion, Vail. Premiers, classic pieces and contemporary masterpieces performed by the world's best artists. Aug. 6-15. Call 970/845-8497 for tickets.

more acts of Unusual Love, The Dairy Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. $12-$16. Presented by the Subversive Intelligence Theatre Company. Aug. 19-21, 8 p.m. Call 720/318-5951 for more.

42nd Street, Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. $15-$17. Aug. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 8 p.m. Aug. 22, 2 p.m. Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. Call 888/464-2626 for more.

Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. $15-$90. Featuring 28 plays by authors from the 18 western states. Aug. 13-15. Call the box office for tickets or more info.

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