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Student art show at Depot

CMC faculty, staff and students' artwork will be presented at the Depot Art Center until May 4. The Routt County Youth, ages prekindergarten through 12th grade, also will be presented until May 4. The show is sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Off the Beaten Path and Hands-On! Children's Museum. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Seniors taking Denver trip

The Recreational Services Department offers a trip to the Butterfly Pavilion May 22 for those 55 and older. The Pavilion outside Denver shows butterflies and insects. Itinerary: 8 a.m. departure to Flatirons Crossing Mall to shop until 1:30 p.m., then a tour of the Pavilion. Stopping in Dillon for dinner and returning home at 9 p.m. Cost is $14 including transportation and entrance to Pavilion. Call 879-4300 to register. Participation is limited.

Today Festival coming in July

The Today Festival will be July 3 and 4 at Headwall. July 3 line-up: Israel Vibration and Blues Traveler with String Cheese Incident headlining. July 4 line-up: Ben Harper solo and Charlie Hunter Band with String Cheese Incident headlining again.

Tickets are still on sale at All That Jazz and Mount Werner Total and Ticketmaster at (303) 830-TIXS. A one-day ticket is $35, a two-day ticket is $60, plus applicable service charges.

Three-day camping will be provided in the Tennis Meadows for $60, not including admission to the shows. Gates open at 12:30 p.m., show begins at 2 p.m. Note: no animals, alcohol, cans, coolers or bottles allowed in festival site.

Grant deadline approaching

Applications are now available for artist and organization grants from the Colorado Council on the Arts for 2002. The deadline for submitting grant applications is 4 p.m. May 16. Colorado artists, organizations and community partners can apply for the grants, which are designed to support activities that address the council's mission of access, participation and appreciation of art for all Coloradans.

The council seeks to support the following art activities for the 2002 grants: collaborations between schools, artists and art organizations; increased cultural participation; community building through the arts; folk or traditional arts; professional development services for artists and art organizations.

Grant guidelines and applications forms are available online at www.coloarts.state.co.us and at Steamboat's Council for the Arts at 879-9008.

Call (303) 894-2617 for more information.

Mesa seniors show off work

Mesa State College presents two free combined art exhibitions "Eventide" and "Directions" by graduating seniors Joseph Gonzales and Rob Warzecha now until May 4 at the Johnson Gallery, W.W. Campbell College Center at Mesa State College in Grand Junction. The exhibition features styles from realistic to surreal, including two-and three-dimensional art. "Eventide" will show Gonzales' drawings, paintings, prints, bronze sculpture and mixed-media pieces. "Directions" will show Warzecha's oils, acrylics, charcoals, pastels and prints. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The public is invited to meet the artists and view exhibition at a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the gallery. Call (970) 248-1954 for more information.

Thong Thursday continues

The Steamboat Grand hosts a community Pool Party from 3:30 p.m. until dusk every Thursday at poolside. Make it a Thong Thursday with prizes for the most creative slippers and flip-flops. Great music will accompany poolside food and drink specials, ranging from $1 to $3. Gates open at 3 p.m. Bring your suit and towel because whether it's rain, snow or shine, the whirlpools will be bubbling and the grill will be hot. Call 871-5500 for more information.

What's up at Boulder venue

Following is the schedule for the Boulder Theatre, located at 2032 14th St. in Boulder. Call (303) 786-7030 for more information.

Today: Boulder Weekly Presents Chupacabra: Fiesta del Mundo with Festa Brazil, Funkdamentals, Liza Band, DJ Casios and more at 9 p.m.

Tuesday: Boulder Weekly Film Series presents "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. All ages welcome; admission is $5.

Art museum hosts concert

Twilight Art Beat, the Denver Art Museum's popular concert series, features The Hot Tomatoes, a jazz and swing band, from 5 to 9 p.m. May 2. Admission is free for museum members and $6 for non-member adults. A cash bar is available. For more information, call (720) 913-0115.

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