Best Bets

Best Bets

Four events we're talking about in April.
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April 2003

1. Coppélia
Children and adults alike will be mezmerized by the charming fairy tale of Coppélia as it comes to life through the Colorado Ballet. This lively ballet, set in an European village, introduces us to Franz and Swanilda, Dr. Coppelius, and his doll Coppélia. Enjoy the magic, the fantasy, and a storybook ending. For more information, call 303-893-4100.

April 12 through May 4 Show times vary The Auditorium Theatre The Denver Performing Arts Complex 14th and Curtis streets Ticket prices vary

2. Discovering Chimpanzees
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents the legendary work of one of the world’s most respected scienctists, Dr. Jane Goodall, in this exciting interactive exhibit. Discovering Chimpanzees: The Remarkable World of Jane Goodall transports visitors to Gombe National Park in Tanzania where they will learn how chimps fight, hunt, play, and communicate. Museum-goers will also have the opportunity to visit a recreation of Dr. Goodall’s research tent, “fish” for termites, compare their physical characteristics to those of chimps, and much more.

A new IMAX film, Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, complements the exhibit. For more information, call 303-322-7009.

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3. A Two-Piece Retrospective
The Art Students League of Denver hosts this unique exhibition featuring works by select members of five locally-based alternative galleries. Each artist will exhibit two pieces, one old and one new, in a mini-retrospective format. With more than 30 well-known Denver artists, this show offers an opportunity to view an exciting array of talent never before seen together in one show. For more information, call 303-778-6990.

April 4 through May 16 Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Art Students League of Denver 200 Grant St. Free

4. Pearl Jam
In support of their seventh studio album, Riot Act, Eddie Vedder and his crew open up their 48-date U.S. tour at the Pepsi Center. Named after Vedder’s great grandmother Pearl’s homemade (and supposedly hallucinogenic) jam, the band led the pack to bring alternative music to America’s youth in the early ‘90s. Hit albums such as Ten, Vs., and Vitalogy all went multiplatinum and made Pearl Jam the voice of Generation X. For more information or tickets, visit www.pearljam.com or call 303-830-TIXS.

April 1, Tuesday 7:30 p.m. The Pepsi Center 1000 Chopper Place Ticket prices vary