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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 Landscape Sonnet, CANDELA: Slow Burn and Swing Shift 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. El dia de los Muertos runs Nov. 2-20.

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, through Jan. 23.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. Featuring the Holiday Gift and Garden Market Nov. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Golden Nights, photographs of Golden at night. Runs through Nov. 21.

Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th St., Denver, 303/455-0185. Open Thurs. to Sun. 1-5 p.m. or by appt. Featuring Life forms that use light as energy, artists Elaine Bean, Carol Dass, Bill Starr, Kevin Thayer, Atomic Elroy and Andrea Modica of Colorado Springs' Phototroph Gallery. Runs through Dec. 5.

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 through May 20, 2005. Azatlan-The Spirit of the Southwest, Santos-the Heart of the Home runs through Nov. 5 and Day of the Dead runs through Dec. 17.

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 Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, a documentary about the struggle between a lion king and a young contender, runs through Oct. 2005. The Lion King. Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective sculptures, through Jan. 2. Fowl Play runs through Jan. 9.

Literature LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1628 16th St., Denver. Free. Dan Chiras signs and reads from his book The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options, Sat., Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Ian Baker signs and reads from his book The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place, Sat., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Call 303/436-1070 for more.

Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1st Ave. at Milwaukee, Denver, 303/322-7727. T.R. Reid signs his book The United States of Eurpoe: The New Superpoer and the End of American Supremacy Tues., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Jeff Shaara signs his book To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War Fri., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Fire Tower Hike, Sun., Nov. 21, 1 p.m., $3. Post-Thanksgiving Hike, Sat., Nov. 27, 10 a.m., $3. 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 Thermogram Center Speaker, Salida Golf Course Club House, 430 Crestone Ave., Salida. Free. The Chaffee County Mammography Fund hosts a speaker who will discuss the role of Thermograms in early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Thurs., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Call 719/539-4060 for more.

Lyons Cohousing Slideshow, Wonderland Hill Development Company office, 4676 Broadway, Boulder. Free. Talk with national cohousing builder/developer Jim Leach. Wed., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Call 303/449-3232 ext. 216 for more.

Fall Finance Expo, Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., Denver. $20-$85. Featuring speaker John Zagula, former Microsoft exec. and venture capitalist. Nov. 18, 11 a.m. Call 303/831-4174 or visit for tickets.

theater Miner's Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden runs through Nov. 13, Fri.-Sun. Call 303/935-3044 for info.

The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The John Hand Theater, CFU's Lowry Campus, 7653 E. 1st Pl., Denver. $13-$17. A man is hospitalized after a near-fatal crash on a mountain road and he is exposed as secretly having two wives and must deal with the consequences. Runs through Nov. 13. Call 303/562-3232 for more.

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.

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. Thursdays Nov.18, Dec. 2.

La Guerra Eterna/The Eternal War, Su Teatro, 4725 High St., Denver, 303/296-0219. $10-$13.Runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:05 p.m., Oct. 14- Nov. 20.

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Theatre on Broadway, 13 S. Broadway, Denver. Runs Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 20. Call 303/777-3292 for tickets.

Pinocchio, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720/898-7200. $7-$8. Runs Nov. 6-20, 10 a.m. and noon on Tues.-Sat.

Another Random Act of Theater, Denver Book Mall, 32 Broadway, Denver. $10 includes cocktail party and hors d'oeuvres. Diving line presents a new and funny evening of theater. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Nov. 9-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. No shows Nov. 17, 24. Call 303/592-9045 for reservations.

Beirut, 1896 Theatre, 3822 Tennyson St., Denver. $12-$15. A play about a man who has a deadly disease and the woman who cross quarantine lines to be with him. Nov. 10- Dec. 11, Thurs.-Sat. Call 720/217-2206 for more.

Man of La Mancha, D.L. Parsons theater, 11801 Community Center Dr., Northglenn. $10-$15. Runs Nov. 11-21. Call 303/425-5109 for more.

The Cemetery Club, Damon Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. Call 564-0579 for tickets. $8-$35. Runs Nov. 12-13, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13-14, 2 p.m.; Nov. 19-20, 6:30 p.m. dinner theatre.

The 1940's Radio Hour, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 303/898-7200. Runs Nov. 16- Dec. 26. Call 720/989-7200 for tickets.

Magnets on the Fridge, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. A different episode plays based on audience suggestions from the previous show. $5-$7. Nov. 16, 17, 8 p.m.

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