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Steamboat Art hosting annual event today

The Steamboat Art Co. holds the seventh annual Candlelight Evening with refreshments from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the store on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Ninth Street. One hundred percent of proceeds of specially marked down items will be donated to the Sept. 11 Relief Fund and Routt County Habitat for Humanity Land Fund. Call 879-3383 for more information.

‘II Plays’ final performances this weekend

Steamboat Community Players present “II Plays” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Seventh Street Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at All That Jazz and at the door for $10. “II Plays” consists of “The Universal Language” by David Ives and “The Devil and Billy Markham” by Shel Silverstein. The plays are directed by local Seth Bograd. Call 879-3254 for more information.

New photo exhibit opens at museum

The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents “The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis” photography exhibit opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the museum. At the turn of the 20th century, Curtis began a 30-year journey to portray the beauty and honor of the Native peoples of North America. Paired with ethnographic study, Curtis compiled nearly 4,000 pages of text and 2,200 images representing more than 80 of North America’s Native nations. The exhibit runs until June 2002 and is sponsored by Photo Express House. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 879-2214 for more information.

Tickets now on sale for Lovett concert Dec. 21

Tickets are on sale for two Lyle Lovett performances at 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Steamboat Grand Hotel Ballroom. Reserved seating tickets are $45; general admission seating is $35. Tickets are available at All That Jazz, Gondola Square Sports Stalker, Mount Werner Sinclair or by calling Ticketmaster at (303) 830-TIXS. The show is 21 and older only.

Tickets are on sale for Colorado band Big Head Todd and The Monsters at 9 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Steamboat Grand Hotel Ballroom. The John Eddie Band opens for Big Head Todd and The Monsters. The latest Big Head Todd CD, “Riviera,” will be released on Big Records March 26. Tickets are available for general admission for $25 at All That Jazz, Gondola Square Sports Stalker, Mount Werner Sinclair or by calling Ticketmaster at (303) 830-TIXS. The show is 21 and older only.

Yampatika presents its new schedule

Yampatika and Partners in Interpretation present a Wee Naturalists schedule for the winter. A “Reindeer Here?” seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Yampatika on 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue to learn about reindeer cousins and what they do. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Yampatika Educational Partnership presents a winter schedule:

Tuesdays:

Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour (moderate) from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the top of Why Not ski run.

Wednesdays:

Rabbit Ears Backcountry Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration and reservations required.

Thursdays:

Uranium Mine Road Snowshoe Tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays:

Karen’s Winter Explorations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday beginning Dec. 8 with a cross-country and/or snowshoe tour in the Yampa Valley. Reservations required and fee charged. Call for reservations and more information.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Monday through Saturday:

Family winter activity backpacks at Yampatika. Go to store to check out what’s available.

Program hosts last of fall seminar series

The Alpine Enrichment Program presents the last of the fall seminar series with “The Kiva as Metaphor in Art” with Eileen Braziel at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bryan King Room, 300 Bogue Hall at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. Braziel will present a slide show of visual arts highlighting her recent master’s thesis on Kiva Ritual, the western interpretation of the rebirth myth and its connection to contemporary art. Braziel is the founder of the Mixed Media Painting School in Steamboat Springs. Call Janie Swartz at 870-4432 for more information.

Disney On Ice runs ’til Sunday at Pepsi Center

Walt Disney presents Jungle Adventures on Ice featuring The Jungle Book, Tarzan and The Lion King through Sunday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Tonight’s show begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday shows are at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at http://www.DisneyOnIce.com or from Ticketmaster at (303) 830-TIXS. Ticket prices range from $12.75 to $55.

Quilt display part of Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum

Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill through Sunday exhibiting her 28 quilts featuring 19th century appliquatterns.

Alice Neel exhibit portrays people and places of the 20th century with more than 70 paintings and watercolors from now through Dec. 30.

Bruce Nauman exhibit features sculptures of all sizes with unusual materials, a video and an illustrated brochure from now through Dec. 30.

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists On the Connecticut Shore exhibit through Jan. 20, 2002. The exhibit features more than 50 oils, watercolors, pastels and prints detailing the inspiring people and settings of the Connecticut shoreline during the early 20th century.

A display of treasures from the Harmsen Western Art Collection is on display from through April 21, 2002. Dorothy and William Harmsen donated their collection to the museum.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (888) 903-0278 or visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org to get ticket prices and more information.

Event Tuesday benefits N.Y. orphans fund

Let the Healing Begin Benefit is at 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Soiled Dove in Denver with Brenda Harp, Matthew Moon and Rebecca Folsom and others to benefit the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. Tickets are available in advance for $8 through Ticketmaster, (303) 830-TIXS or at the door for $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Twin Towers Orphan Fund is a nonprofit charitable trust fund that will send children who lost parents in the Sept. 11 attacks to college and will provide mental and physical health care until they are adults. Visit http://www.ttof.org for more information on the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.

Group extends deadline for applications

Celebrate Colorado Artists is extending the 2002 festival artist application deadline to Dec. 14. The fourth annual Celebrate Colorado Artists Festival is May 24-27 at the Denver Pavilions. The festival will showcase 125 of Colorado’s visual artists free to the public. American Century is sponsoring the event. Artists may obtain an application at http://www.celebratecolorado.org or by calling (303) 480-0457 or (303) 388-2137.

Dinner theater presents classic ‘Guys & Dolls’

The Cabaret Dinner Theater presents the classic American musical “Guys and Dolls” at the Cabaret Dinner Theater, 701 Main St., Grand Junction. Directed by Kirk McConnell, performances run through Jan. 20, 2002. The house opens at 5:45 p.m., show is at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday evening show begins at 6:30 p.m., house doors open at 4:45 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $33.50. Call (970) 255-0999 for reservations.

Foothills hosts Fiesta! Mexican art exhibit

Foothills Arts Center hosts Fiesta! The Art of Mexican Celebration through Jan. 13, 2002. The exhibit presents traditional Mexican art and culture and contemporary Chicano, or Mexican-American, artistic expression. Artists include Meggan DeAnza, Carlos Fresquez, Bob Luna, Sylvia Montero, Tony Ortega, Danny Salazar, Maruca Salazar and Carlos Santisteven. Foothills presents a Gallery Talk free and open to the public at noon Tuesday. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 809 15th St. in Golden. Admission is free. Call (303) 279-3922 for more information. The gallery also is providing a Holiday Art Market through Dec. 24 with a free supervised Children’s Day Saturday.


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