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art 5th Annual Salon d' Arts, Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Free. Featuring the works of 43 of the nation's top artists. June 10-29. Visit or call 303/494-0180 for more.

14th Annual Salida Artwalk, various venues in Salida. Featuring 40 arts venues, live music and more. June 22-23. Call 877/772-5432 or visit for more.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring the multimedia artworks of Emmi Whitehorse, Tracy Krumm and Rebecca DiDomenico through July 29. Visit for more.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Building Outside the Box: Creating the New Denver Art Museum and Cheyenne Visions II run through Aug. 30.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720/865-3500, Featuring "Creating and Shaping an American Style" lecture series June 24.

Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, 303/394-9993. Featuring Building Cultural Bridges: Art from the Former Soviet Union to America through Sept. 29.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006.

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music 17th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, The Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo, 5200 Nature Center Road. $6-$25. Featuring 33 hours of live bluegrass on two stages. June 2-4, Fri., 7-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 719/549-2414 for more.

North Fork Valley Bluegrass Festival, Delta County Fair Park, 4th and East Bridge streets, Hotchkiss. $50. Contemporary bluegrass, old-time music and more. Fri., June 9 through Sun., June 11. Call 970/872-8000 for more.

16th Annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, Rio Grande Park, Aspen. Several music events from Thurs., June 22 through Sun., June 25. Call 970/920-4996 for more.

Taos Solar Music Festival, Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico. Featuring a weekend of live music and more. June 23-25. Visit for more.

32nd Annual Gospel Music Artists Music In the Rockies, Estes Park Center YMCA, 2515 Tunnel Road. Hear spiritual music and more. July 30 through August 5. Visit for more.

30th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride. $50-$165. Featuring Herbie Hancock and many more live acts. August 3-6. Call 970/728-7009 for tickets.

8th Annual Crestone Music Festival, Crestone. Featuring John Mayall, Kan'Nal and more. Aug. 4-6. Call 719/256-4533 or visit for more.

recreation & learning Rocky Mountain National Park Field Seminars, featuring outdoor learning experiences in the park. A full listing of classes is available at or by calling 970/586-0108.

The Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center & The Wildlife Experience, Westminster and Parker. Featuring Project InSect (International Spectrum of Enormous Crawling Things) June 12-Sept. 11. Butterfly pavilion, open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wildlife Experience, open Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit or for more.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $10-$15. Presenting Body Worlds 2 through July 23. Featuring Greece: Secrets of the Past in IMAX on June 9. Visit or call 303/322-7009 for tickets or more information.

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theater Masked, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. $10-$13. An Israeli written play about the Intifada (Palestinian uprising). Runs through June 3, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Call 303/443-2122 for more or visit

The Yiddish Are Coming ... The Yiddish Are Coming! The Chosen Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Drive. $34.50-$39.50. A comedic musical featuring songs such as "Yinglish 101," and "Yenta from Tellabenda." Runs June 8-16, Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m., Wed. and Sun., 3 p.m. Call 303/309-3773 for tickets and visit for more information.

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