Monday June 6 Fuzzy thinking: The members of Grant Lee Buffalo don't like to be categorized. Although their acoustic music, heard on their debut album Fuzzy, is traditionally based, the results are anything but traditional. The trio, led by songwriter Grant Lee Phillips (who seems to have had some help with lyrics from a Ouija board), will be amply supported by the soft fiddle-rock of opener The Wild Colonials at the Fox Theatre and Cafe, located at 1135 13th St. in Boulder. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $7.35 in advance ($8.40 day of show); reserve yours by calling 290-TIXS. For concert details, call 447-0095.
The long, hot summer: Have you noticed something suddenly different about your house? Yep--the kids are there, all day long. But there's a way to keep them busy and entertained without shelling out a summer's worth of salary. Today through August 1, the Denver Public Library offers Caught in the Web, a summer reading program for children that awards weekly prizes for reading hours accumulated--including Denver Parks and Recreation swim coupons and free passes to the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Natural History. For kids who earn two out of those three, the grand prize is an all-ride pass to Elitch Gardens. Not only are the kids enriched, but they have fun, too. For more information on cultivating your little bookworms, call the main library at 640-8942.
Tuesday June 7 Easy does it: Fictional L.A. gumshoe Easy Rawlins travels in sectors similar yet far removed from those frequented by the original La La Land detective--Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe. Rawlins, the black protagonist of author Walter Mosley's novels, must solve more than crimes--he also has to tackle racial questions, life in the ghetto and all forms of discrimination. Mosley, who draws more comparisons to Chandler than just the shared setting, will autograph Black Betty, his fourth astounding addition to the Rawlins series, tonight at the Tattered Cover, 2955 E. 1st Ave. Detective fiction fanatics won't want to miss him. For additional information about the 7:30 reading and signing, call 322-7727.