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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. Five Presses: Selected Works through Aug. 28. Donald Quade: Journal through Aug. 21. Chuck McCoy: New Works on Paper through 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 Full-On; have you seen this person?; and Biography: Aging and the Grammar of Death, all through Sept. 3.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions II through December. New Classics through December. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through December. No Boundaries: Art + Fiber through July 17. 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 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.

SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3074. Featuring Majestic Colorado, original art depicting scenery, wildlife and structures found in Colorado. Runs through July 16.

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 October. Art exhibits include: America's Wildest Places through Aug. 28. LEGO: Ocean Adventure, through Aug. 21. Ancient Wings: Sandhill Cranes of North America, through Aug. 21. Summer Gone Wild program, where children under 12 years are admitted to the center for free, during July and August.

literature Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Free. Tim Freke signs The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom, July 21, 7:30 p.m.; Mark Helprin signs Freddy and Fredericka, July 22, 7:30 p.m.

Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303/332-7727. Free. Featuring a Return to Hogwarts Harry Potter Celebration on Fri., July 15, 10 p.m. Mark Helprin signs Freddy and Fredericka on Thurs., July 21, 7:30 p.m.

Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Booksignings, Highlands Ranch Pkwy. at Lucent Blvd., Highlands Ranch, 303/450-4070. Featuring a Return to Hogwarts Harry Potter Celebration on Fri., July 15, 10 p.m. Garth Nix signs Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories on Fri., July 22, 2 p.m.

*LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignsings, 16th St. at Wynkoop Street, Denver, 303/436-1070. Featuring Peter Stark signing At the Mercy of the River: An Exploration of the Last African Wilderness on Thurs., July 14, 7:30 p.m. Paul Feig signs Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin on Mon., July 18, 7:30 p.m.

music *Central City Opera, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350, Central City. 800/851-8175. $34-$89. Featuring Madama Butterfly through July 30; Vanessa through 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. South Creek Hike, Sat., July 16, 8 a.m. Nature Retreat Day, Sat., July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Squirrel Creek Hike, August 7, 5:30 p.m. Full Moon Hike, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

Advanced Reiki, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument, Sat., July 16, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn Reiki symbols from ancient India to heal across time, both physically and emotionally. Prerequisite: at least 6 months' experience with chokurei and seiheiki. For more, call 488-2493.

Beginning Theraputic Touch, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument, Sun., July 17, 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn a healing method developed by a nursing professor. TT has been scientifically shown to reduce pain and anxiety, speed healing, boost the immune system, normalize blood pressure, and more. Call 488-2493 for info.

Raptors of the Wet Mountains, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. July 29, 7-8 p.m. Pueblo Raptor Center hosts presentation for the whole family, including live birds of prey. Free, call 719/485-4444.

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

theater *The Complete Works of William Shakespeare ... (Abridged), Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $16-$18. The hilarious, irreverent deconstruction of Shakespeare's work. Runs through July 17 on Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 or visit for more.

Oklahoma!, Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $34.95-$39.95 includes dinner. A romantic tale of the old west featuring Curly, a cowboy hero, his sidekick, Will and their courtship of two pretty farm girls. Runs through Sept. 4. Visit for more.

A Long Day's Journey Into Night, Red Rocks Community College Theatre, 1330 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. $8-$10. The LBD theatre company presents this play by Eugene O'Neill. Runs through July 24. Call 303/726-5210 for more.

The Full Monty, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200. $32-$42. Runs through July 31. Special ASL-Interpreted performance, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for deaf and hard of hearing patrons, $17. Visit for more.

Boys from Beatlemania, Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $34.95-$39.95 includes dinner. Featuring many hit Beatles songs. Runs July 18-19. Visit for more.

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