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click to enlarge Narnia, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 - Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Runs through May 12. Call - 720/898-7200 for performance dates and tickets.
  • Narnia, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Runs through May 12. Call 720/898-7200 for performance dates and tickets.

art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 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. Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition through May 22. Jeffco High Schools Exhibition runs through May 15.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions through Dec. New Classics through Dec. No Boundaries through May 15. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through Dec. Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color through June 19.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. $4-$8. Featuring The Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition from through July 31. Visit www.botanicgardens.org for more. 56th Annual Plant Sale, May 6-7. Celebrating Wildflowers Week, May 16-20, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free day, Mon., May 16.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition from May 6-Aug. 21. IMAX Theater showing Lewis & Clark: Great Journey from May 6-Aug. 21. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Call 800/925-2250 for more.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Featuring Santeros y Santeras: Expanding Traditions through May 8.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. 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. The Lion's Mane through May 15. Art exhibits include: America's Wildest Places through Aug. 28. Wild Sights: Our National Refuges through June 18. Martini and Movie featuring Moonraker on Thurs., May 19, 6:30 p.m., $20.

literature Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Free. Oriah Mountain Dreamer signs What We Ache For on Tues., May 17, 7:30 p.m. Jim Fergus signs The Wild Girl on Tues., May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303/332-7727 Free. Roger Brown and Richard Lamm sign Requiem for the West on Fri., May 6, 7:30 p.m. Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark sign No Place Like Home and Burned, respectively, on Wed., May 11, 7:30 p.m. Elmore Leonard signs The Hot Kid on Mon., May 16, 7:30 p.m. Linda Ellerbee signs Take Big Bites: Adventures Aroudn the World and Across the Table on Tues., May 17, 4 p.m.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1628 16th St., Denver, 303.436-1070. Free. Jane Fonda signs My Life So Far on Mon., May 16, noon. John Sandford signs Broken Prey on Fri., May 20, 7:30 p.m.

music Opera Colorado, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Boettcher Hall, Speer Boulevard & Arapahoe Streets. $25-$130. Featuring The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. May 8, 2 p.m. Call 303/893-4100 or visit www.operacolorado.org for tickets.

Central City Opera, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350, Central City. 800/851-8175. $34-$89. Featuring Madama Butterfly from June 25-July 30; Vanessa from July 2-Aug. 7; Paul Bunyan from July 16-Aug.6.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. $3. Wildflower Hike, Sat., May 7, 9:30 a.m. Yoga in Nature Hike, Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. Endangered Species Act Presentation, Thurs., May 19, 7-8 p.m. Full Moon Hike, Sun., May 22, 6:30 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

special events Fiesta for the Peaks, American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth St., Golden. $10-$15. The Colorado Fourteeners Iniative hosts this fundraiser featuring a Mountainfilm, a fiesta raffle of prize-filled Osprey backpacks, a silent auction of gear and fourteener photography and more. Thurs., May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 303/996-2757 for more.

Wild West Liberty Fest, sponsored by members of the Colorado Libertarian Party, Montrose County Fairgrounds, 1001 N. 2nd St., Montrose. Featuring a presentation by Michael Badnarik, presentation on the Uncompahgre Valley water users, LPCO annual business meeting, cowboy poet Jim Peters, author Boston T. Party and more. May 6-8. Call 970/275-0181 or visit www.lpco2005.org for more.

The Tesoro Foundation's Indian Market and Powwow, The Fort, on Hwy. 8, just north of the Route 285 intersection. $3-$6. Featuring a powwow contest, juried art show, jewelry and art demonstrations, Native American food and more. May 14-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/839-1671 or visit www.tesorofoundation.org for more.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lectures, Temple Buell Theatre, Denver.. Honorable Ann Richards speaks on May 16. Call 877/872-8124 for tickets and info.

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The Blue Vagabond, Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver. $12-$15. Runs through May 17. Call 303/320-4011 for tickets and info.

Poignant Irritations, by Gertrude Stein, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture's Pluss Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Runs through May 22. Call 303/316-6360 for more.

Comedy Gay-La, Stage Theatre, 14th and Curtis Streets. $24. Featuring Shann Carr, Mimi Gonzalez and Bob Smith. Sat., May 14, 8 p.m. Call 520-9090 for tickets.

My Way, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver, 303/446-4800. $20-$60. Opens May 26. Call 303/893-4100 for tickets.

Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour, The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver. $29.50. Thurs., June 23, 8 p.m. Call 520-9090 or visit www.fillmoreauditorium.com for tickets.

Menopause the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $32.50-$39.50. Actress Joliet Harris recently joined the cast. Runs Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets visit www.ticketswest.com or call 303/309-3773.

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