Keeping tracks: The fourth annual Denver Railroad Memorabilia Show chugs into the Denver Merchandise Mart's Terrace Gardens, 58th Ave. and I-25, today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Featuring thousands of railroad items for sale--from dining-car china and silver, lanterns and depot memorabilia to model-railroad paraphernalia--the show is sure to appeal to collectors, railroad buffs, historians, hobbyists and little kids. Admission is $3 (under 12 free); tickets are available in advance at Grandpa's Depot in Union Station or at the door.

Monday May 23 Measure for measure: Rhythm meets meter tonight during Pocussion, a happenin' spoken word event put on by a troupe of local poets and percussionists. The drums--and bards--start talking tonight at 8; it happens at The Bug Performance and Media Art Center, 3654 Navajo. Admission is $3; for details call 477-5977.

Tuesday May 24 Louie, Louie: Without Forties jazz jumper Louis Jordan, there may have never been a Chuck Berry--or even an Elvis. The music of this early king-before-The-King, who played a seminal version of rock and roll (before it was so named), comes to life in a touring production of the Broadway hit Five Guys Named Moe, opening tonight at the Auditorium Theatre. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, today through June 5. To reserve tickets, ranging in price from $15 to $39, call 893-4100 or 290-TIXS. The theater is located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis.

Traffic jam: There will be no honking or swearing tonight when the reunited Traffic takes the stage at Fiddler's Green, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. Headed by original traffic directors Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, the bandmembers will pick up right where they left off, with a rousing set of the driving R&B-tinged improvisational rock they've always been known for. The multitalented Winwood and crew play at 7:30 p.m.; for tickets, $17.50 to $22.50, call 290-

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