Harvest Moon Ball — Oct. 22
It’s starting to get chilly out. Time to start looking for a winter snuggle buddy. Find romance—maybe even meet your mate—at this annual black tie dinner/dance. More than 800 of Denver’s singles (an equal number of men and women generally attend) will be on hand for your perusal. Recommended for the more “sophisticated” set (read: over 35). Sat 7 p.m.-midnight. Donald Seawell Ballroom, DCPA 14th and Curtis Streets. $45 in advance; $55 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.partiesbymarty.com or call 303-649-9125.

Tatjana Krizmanic: Evolutions-Resolutions — Oct. 21-Nov. 30
This Croatian artist’s surreal and imaginative pastels have been compared to those of Chagall, Matisse, and even Picasso. (See examples of her work at http://www.tatjanastudio.com.) Meet Krizmanic and see her art this Friday night. Opening reception with the artist Fri 6-9 p.m. Kevin Saehlenou Gallery, 3478 W. 32nd Ave. Free. For more info, call 303-455-1611.

Gregory Popovich’s Comedy and Pet Theater — Oct. 26
Puppies, kittens, and rats? Oh, my! Former Moscow Circus ringleader Gregory Popovich brings a frenzy of furry friends to Denver in a show that was voted Las Vegas’ “Best Family Attraction.” Animals jump through hoops, push each other in carriages, and cats ride on dogs. And you thought it was hard just to teach your dog to sit. Proceeds benefit the Dumb Friends League. Wed 7 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University and Illif. Adults $16-18; Kids $8-9. To purchase tickets, call 303-357-ARTS or call 303-830-TIXS.

Spectrum of Hope: Mile-High-Five Welcome — Oct. 22
Head on out to Lowry this weekend for a party welcoming Hurricane Katrina victims to Denver. There will be food, socializing, entertainment, a special presentation from the Tuskegee Airmen, and a proclamation from Mayor Hickenlooper. Presented by Urban Spectrum and Friends. Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jackie Robinson Baseball Field, Lowry. Free. Donations will be accepted and given directly to the survivors in attendance. For more info, call 303-292-6446.

BMoCA Contemporary Art Auction — Oct. 20
Get a buzz on. Get your bid on. And you just might get your art on. Bring home a masterpiece from this auction featuring the works of more than 60 Colorado contemporary artists. Proceeds benefit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Thu 6:30-10:30 p.m. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. $75-$85. For more info, visit www.bmoca.org.