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click to enlarge Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 - Colorado - Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring Lewis & Clark: The - National Bicentennial Exhibition through Aug. 21. IMAX - Theater showing Lewis & Clark: Great Journey through - Aug. 21. Gates Planetarium: SonicVision: How Do You - See Your Music? Call 800/925-2250 for more.
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition through Aug. 21. IMAX Theater showing Lewis & Clark: Great Journey through Aug. 21. Gates Planetarium: SonicVision: How Do You See Your Music? Call 800/925-2250 for more.

art Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., Denver, 303/778-6990. Featuring Summer Art Market from June 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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. Five Presses: Selected Works from June 9 to Aug. 28. Donald Quade: Journal from June 2 to Aug. 21. Chuck McCoy: New Works on Paper from June 2 to Aug. 21.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303/443-2122. Wed.-Fri. 12-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. $3-$4. Featuring Mirage and Unfolding, John Buck: Prints and Sculpture and Kristen Imig Photographs.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or www.coloradohistory.org. Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Soldiers on Skis. Salon d'Arts, a fine art sale and exhibition runs June 11-30. Mayor John Hickenlooper hosts a panel discussion regarding the advancement of the arts in Denver on Sat., June 25, 2-3:30 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions through Dec. New Classics through Dec. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through Dec. Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color through June 19. No Boundaries: Art + Fiber through July 10. Floating Time V2-12 Marine Blue through Dec. 31.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. $4-$8. Featuring The Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition through July 31. Visit www.botanicgardens.org for more.

PICK Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition through Aug. 21. IMAX Theater showing Lewis & Clark: Great Journey through Aug. 21. Gates Planetarium: SonicVision: How Do You See Your Music? Call 800/925-2250 for more.

The Parkside, 110 Ryus Ave., La Veta. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wed., Fri., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Featuring quilts by Ricky Tims in Quilts: Not Like Grandma Made through May 28.

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. Art exhibits include: America's Wildest Places through Aug. 28. Wild Sights: Our National Refuges through June 18. Colorado Junior Duck Stamp Winners, through June 5. LEGO: Ocean Adventure, through Aug. 21. Ancient Wings: Sandhill Cranes of North America, June 25-Aug. 21.

literature Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303/332-7727. Free. Melissa Bank signs The Wonder Spot on Tues., June 7, 7:30 p.m. William Henry Lewis signs In the Arms of our Elders on Wed., June 8, 7:30 p.m. Kent Haruf signs Eventide on Thurs., June 9, 7:30 p.m. Curtis Sittenfield signs Prep on Mon., June 20, 7:30 p.m. David McCullough signs 1776 on Thurs., June 23, 7:30 p.m. John Dicker signs The United States of Wal-Mart on Tues., June 28, 7:30 p.m. Lee Child signs One Shot on Thurs., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Booksignings, 9315 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch, 303/470-7050. Free. Jeffrey Deaver signs The Twelfth Card on Tues., June 14, 7:30 p.m.

LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1628 16th St., Denver, 303.436-1070. Free. John Valliant signs The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed on Thurs., June 2, 7:30 p.m.

music 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. MPEC Birthday Celebration, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. MPEC Birthday Hike, Sat., June 4, 1 p.m. Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park book release and slideshow, Thurs., June 9, 7-8 p.m. Nature Photography Workshop, Sat., June 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Book Release Hike, Sat., June 11, 1 p.m. Full Moon Music Hike, Mon., June 20, 6:30 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

special events Tequila Tasting to Benefit Hayman Recovery, The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison. $40/person, $70/couple. Tequila tasting with door prizes and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Coalition for the Upper South Platte's Hayman recovery and watershed restoration work. Thurs., May 26, 6-8 p.m. Call 720/249-4308 for more.

Crestone Metaphysical Fair & Star Path Conference, White Eagle Inn, 67485 County Rd. T, Crestone. Free. Featuring workshops, lectures, metaphysical booths and more. May 28-30. Call 719/256-5462 or visit www.crestonefair.com for more.

SHADES 2005 Health and Beauty Workshop Conference, Radisson Hotel at Stapleton, 3333 Quebec St., Denver. $55. Industry professionals such as dieticians, personal trainers, therapists, cosmetologists will facilitate workshops. Sat., June 4, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 303/617-4829 or visit www.shadesconference.com for more.

PICK Ward Churchill Speech, Salida Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett, Salida. $10. Controversial Colorado Professor Ward Churchill speaks on Government Punishment of Unpopular Ideas and the People Who Express Them During a Time of War. Sun., June 5, 4 p.m. Visit www.cchumanists.org for tickets.

History and Horses Tour, Westcliffe Stampede and Rodeo Grounds, Hwy. 69N and County Rd. 241. $30 includes lunch. A parade of breeds, lunch, bustour of Silver Cliff. Sat., June 11, 10 a.m. Reservations required at 719/783-3295.

Free Tours of the Colorado Governor's Residence, 400 E. Eighth Ave., Denver. Every Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. in June, July and August. Call 303/866-3682 for more.

theater PICK 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.

Bye Bye Birdie, DCHS Auditorium, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock. $10-$12. The Castle Rock Players present this story of a big-time star and the mayhem surrounding his last kiss on TV. Runs May 27- June 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 303/814-7740 for tickets and info.

Stomp, Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. $25-$49. Runs June 21-26. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org 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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