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art 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. Santos de Artistas Locales runs Oct. 15-31. Opening Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m., with homemade paella.

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; Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca, Oct. 16 to Jan. 23.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Exhibit The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt runs through Jan. 23, 2005. Call 800/925-2250 for more.

Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173. Open Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Peter Arcidiacono through Oct. 31.

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 through Jan. 2.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage and The Lion King. Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective sculptures, through Jan. 2. Fowl Play runs through Jan. 9.

Literature Kent Haruf reading, Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy., Denver. Author of Plainsong and Eventide reads from his newest novel. Tues., Oct. 19, 7-8 p.m. Registration required, call 720/865-1312 for more.

Augusten Burroughs Signing, Tattered Cover, LoDo, 1536 Wynkoop, Denver, 303/436-1070. Augusten reads and signs his latest book, Magical Thinking. Thurs., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.

music 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.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Autumn Afternoon Hike, Oct. 24, 2 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.

special events Autumn Alpaca and Fiber Rendezvous, Xanadu Farm Alpacas, 14377 CR21, Platteville. Free. Alpacas, fleece and handicrafts for sale, fiber demonstrations. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 970/405-4598 for more.

Isabelle Von Boch Talk, Villeroy & Boch, Outlets at Castle Rock, exit 184 off of I-25. Von Boch discusses china-related topics, such as using your china every day. Sun., Oct. 17, noon to 6 p.m. Call 303/688-1101 for more.

Nonprofit Conference, Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, 3200 S. Parker Rd., Aurora. $10-$150. Featuring career planning, networking event and a senate candidate forum. Pre-conference, Mon., Oct. 18. Main conference, Tues., Oct. 19. Visit or call 800/333-6554 for more.

VeloSwap, National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. $6-$8. The world's largest bicycle swap and show. Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 303/440-0601, ext. 222 for more.

theater Dracula, Cherokee Ranch and Castle, visit for directions, Sedalia. $35-$100. Oct. 27-31, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/814-7740 for tickets.

Macblank, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. 720/946-1388. A comedy about a theater company trying to stage Macbeth. Runs Oct. 8 to Dec. 3, Fridays. On Thursdays Oct. 24, 28, Nov. 11.

Kafka on Ice, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. 720/946-1388. A biographical look of the author using his most famous work Metamorphosis, all performed on ice. Saturdays, Oct. 9- Dec. 4. Thursday Oct. 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2.

Guys and Dolls, Lakewood Heritage Center, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $18. Runs Oct. 15-24, Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 for tickets.

Macabre, Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. $10-$15. A performance of one-act horror tales by American authors. Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 8 p.m. Call 720/217-2206 for tickets.

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