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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. Dignity and Equality Jan. 20-March 31. Sheltered Jan. 13-March 20. Recovery of the City's Cinematographic Spaces Jan. 20-March 31. Arvada Artist Guild Annual Jan. 13-March 20.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or www.coloradohistory.org. Soldiers on Skis runs through 2007.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/913-0010. $4.50-$6. Japanese Prints: 150th Anniversary of United States-Japan Relations through Jan. 16; Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca, through Jan. 23. Cheyenne Visions through Dec. 2005. New Classics through Dec. 2005.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. $4-$8. Featuring Invasive Species Botanical Illustrations Feb. 11- April 25. Visit

www.botanicgardens.org for more.

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

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Colorado Art Open through March 13.

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. Owl Moon: A Classic Revisited runs through Feb. 6. American Birds: A Flight Through Time runs Jan. 15-April 10.

literature Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Temple Grandin presents Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m. Marianne Williamson presents The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $3. Nature Literature Hike, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. Nature Writing Workshop, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

Grand Lake Snowshoe Festival, snowshoe excitement for all abilities. The race pledges and entertainment cover charges (Wendy Woo performs) benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Jan. 21-23. Call 970/627-1881 or visit

www.grandlakesnowshoefestival.com for more.

Tesoro Foundation Historic Lecture Series, The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. $40-$50. All lectures preceded by cocktails and dinner starting at 6 p.m. "Sacred Stones: The Story of Red Rocks" by Dr. Colorado" Tom Noel on Sun., Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 303/697-2282.

special events Draft counselor training, American Friends Service Committee office, 901W. 14th Ave #7, Denver. $10-$50; scholarships avail. Draft counselors counsel youth about becoming conscientious objectors or seeking other types of reclassification. Sat., Jan 29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call Erin at 303/623-3464 or edurban@afsc.org.

Real Estate Historic Preservation Conference, 1770 Sherman Street Events Complex, Denver. Earn up to 24 continuing education credits learning about marketing historic homes and buildings. Feb. 2-4. Call 303/893-4260 for more.

Buffalo Tasting, Rocky Mountain Natural Food Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Taste a buffalo recipe every second Tuesday of the month. Tues., Feb. 8, 2-7 p.m. Call 532-1342 for more.

theater The Ice Cream Social Disease, 2180 Stout Street, Denver. $10-$15. An exploration of human interaction in dire situations and self-interest in human survival. Jan. 6-22, Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Call 303/282-0466 for more.

Chapter Two, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $15-$17. Runs Jan. 7-Feb. 6, Fri-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Visit www.minersalley.com for more and call 303/935-3044 for tickets.

Titus Andronicus The Musical, Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $10-$15. Runs. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 14 to Feb. 12. Call 720/946-1388 for more or visit www.buntport.com.

Murder Most Fowl, The Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. $25. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15-March 26. Call 303/321-5925 for tickets.

Tribute, Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $10-$12.50. Runs Jan. 28-Feb. 12, Fri.-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 30, 2 p.m. Call 303/422-4090 for tickets.

A Raisin in the Sun, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Runs Feb. 1-March 6. Call 720/898-7200 for tickets.

3 Guys in Drag Selling Their Stuff, Theatre du Quirque, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver. $25. Runs Feb. 11 through March, Fri-Sun, 7 p.m. and some extra selected shows. Show times at www.cjdproductions.com. Call 303/499-0383 for info.

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.

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