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August 24 2005, 10:00 PM
Ken Salazar at the Denver Forum — Aug. 25
The Colorado Senator and former Attorney General comes home for an appearance at the Denver Forum, a public lecture series featuring nationally prominent figures. His discussion topic, "Where We Stand," promises to cover many of the important issues facing Coloradans today. Thu. Noon. Oxford Hotel Sage Room 1600 17th St. $25-$35. For reservations, call 303-832-9030. For more informat ion, visit thedenverforum.com. Brian Wilson: A Night of Legends and Champions — Aug. 26
Good vibrations and such. The legendary surf-rocker and former Beach Boy descends on D-Town to perform "Smile," his forthcoming album. Proceeds benefit the Metro State Athletics Scholars' Fund. Fri 7:30 p.m. Universal Lending Pavilion. For tickets call 303-830-TIXS or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The Independents: A Fashion Show — Aug. 27
Five Degrees' courtyard is the epicenter of (Mile) high fashion this Saturday as three local designers, Kimono Dragon, Potential, and Hazzell, take their latest creations to the runway. Enjoy wine, spirits, and dinner by the fountain as DJ Maverick sets the mood with Euro House and Top 40. Sat. 5 Degrees, 1475 Lawrence St. For bottle and dinner reservations, ca ll 303-260-7505. Guys and Gals Golf Tournament — Aug. 27
Head over to the Harvard Gulch Golf Course for a 9-hole golf tourney and fashion show. Who knew fashion and golf could be used in the same sentence? We're assuming there won't be plaid knickers on the runway, but, really, it's anybody's guess. A portion of proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Harvard Gulch Golf Course, $35. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit www.lloydgolf.com. Also get your tickets at UROK locations in Larimer, Belmar, and Stapleton.