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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 303/898-7200. Gallery/exhibits free. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring Charles Parson's Landscape Sonnet and works by Emilio Lobato and Jason Needham through Nov. 21.

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. Watcha!, runs Sept. 3-25. Hencho a Mano runs Oct. 1-9.

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; Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection, May 22 through October 17. Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca, Oct. 16 to Jan. 23.

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. Exhibit The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt runs Sept. 10-Jan. 23, 2005. 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. Ancient Inspirations: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz from Sept. 13 through May 20, 2005. Azatlan-The Spirit of the Southwest, Santos-the Heart of the Home runs Sept. 27- Nov. 5 and Day of the Dead runs Oct. 4 to Dec. 17. Contemporary Latino Paintings runs Oct. 4 to Nov. 12.

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.

Museum of Contemporary Art/ Denver, 1275 19th St., Denver, 303/298-7554. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., Noon to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Architect's View, PILLish: Harsh Realities and Gorgeous Destinations, Shadows and Fog: Margaret Neumann Recent Works, New Pic #1: Paola Ochoa True Love Oct. 1 through Jan. 2.

SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Fall Show from Aug. 28 to Sept. 18.

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. Art and Ale Festival on Fri. Aug. 27, 6-10 p.m., $20-$35.

music Festival of the Mabon: Music of Enchantment, Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons. $24-$30. Featuring performances by David Wilcox, Solas, Liz Carroll and John Doyle, The Wayfarers and Slipstream. Sept. 17-18. Visit

www.bluegrass.com or call 800/624-2422 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.

Takacs Quartet, Lakewood Heritage, Culture & Arts Center, 480 Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. Thurs., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 for more.

Arlo Guthrie Concert to benefit RiverReach. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Denver. Includes gourmet buffet, open wine and beer bar. Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Call 303/477-0379 for more.

Sax and All That Jazz, fall concert series, Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield. $5-$20. Dotsero, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Laura Newman & AOA, Oct. 15. Brian Savage, Nov. 19. Call 800/851-8175 for tickets.

Lucy Kaplansky, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G Streets, Salida. Folk singer/songwriter from N.Y. Sat., Sept. 25, 8-10:30 p.m. Call 719/539-8514 for more.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Harvest Full Moon Hike, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Globalization Course, Sundays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14. Horseback Ride, Sat., Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.

Gunnison Fall Fiber Festival and Fair, Gunnison. Includes cashmere goats, rabbits, sheep, alpacas and llamas. Pie, hay and pumpkin carving contests, food gardening and spinning demonstrations. Oct. 9-10. Call 970/641-1260 for more.

Birding Festival, Barr Lake State Park, at Bromley Ln. and Picadilly Rd. Learn about bird banding, walk with birdwatchers, see birds up close and more. Sat., Sept. 18, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Gary at 303/866-3203, ext. 337 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.

Colorado Mountain Winefest, Riverbend Park, Palisade. $15-$99/event. Sept 16-19. Call 800/704-3667 for tickets or VIP passes.

Gem & Mineral Show, Denver Merchandise Mart expo hall, 451 E. 58th Ave. $3-$5. Over 200 retail and wholesale dealers. Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/233-2516 for more.

Antique Show, Douglas County Event Center, Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock. $4. Glass grinder available, bring chips in for repair. Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/596-8839 for more.

Nan Desu Kan Anime Convention, Holiday Inn, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver. $45/weekend. Featuring many guests, panels and vendors. Sept. 17-19. Visit

http://www.ndk.cc for more.

Bead Renaissance Show, Holiday Inn, I-25 & 120th Ave., Northglenn. Free. Classes, trade show, retail and wholesale merchants. Sept. 16-18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

www.beadshow.com for more.

Constitution Day, Greenway and Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd., Pueblo. A non-profit, non-partisan, family celebration of the 217th birthday of the U.S. Constitution with games, food and contests. Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m. Call 547-9568 for more.

High Point Academy Ride-a-thon, High Point Academy, 7749 Palmer Divide Rd., Larkspur. A non-competitive trail ride to raise money for therapeutic riding. Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 303/633-8424 for more.

Antique Map Fair, Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Preview event Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., $30. Actual event Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

www.rmmaps.org for more.

Sustainable Living Fair, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins. $5-$12. Gary Erickson, CEO of Clif Bar Inc. speaks during the weekend event. Sept 18-19. Call 970/224-FAIR or go to

www.sustainablelivingfair.org for more.

Chile & Frijoles Festival, Pueblo. Sept. 24-26. Visit

www.pueblochamber.org or call 719/542-1705 for more.

Hispanic Heritage Month, The Fort, Hwy. 8 and Hampden Ave. $3-$6. Spanish market and 1830's rendezvous. Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/839-1671 for more.

John Denver Celebration, Salida. $65 includes 3 day and night admissions and an all-you-can eat catered meal. Featuring musicians from across the U.S. to honor John Denver. Oct. 1-3. Call 719/207-1456 or visit

www.johndenverlegacy.com for more.

Taos Wool Festival, Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM. Featuring sheep shearing, live animals, kids activities, fleece contest, sheep to shawl demo, music, vendors and demonstrations. Oct. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

www.taoswoolfestival.org for more.

Cider Days Harvest Festival, Lakewood's Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. $3-$5. Drink cider, make your own cider, apple-themed bake sale, kids activities, entertainment, folk art and more. Oct. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/987-7850 for more.

theater Cabaret, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave.,Boulder. $23-$52. Runs through November 7. For more call 800/448-5501. .

Menopause the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $32.50-$39.50. Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets visit

www.ticketswest.com or call 303/309-3773.

Miner's Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden. One Act Festival runs Aug. 20- Sept. 19. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden runs Oct. 1-Nov. 13, Fri.-Sun. Call 303/935-3044 for info.

Passport Playbill, El Sentro Su Teatro, 4725 High St., Denver. $15. A musical monologue for adults. Sept. 16- Oct. 9. Call 303/296-0219 for more.

The Chancellor's Tale, The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. $12-$20. Sept. 18- Oct. 10, Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m. Call 303/780-7836 for tickets.

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