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Sunday August 13 Night riders: It's not so lonely riding your bike in the middle of the night when you're accompanied by thousands of other willing cylists. And the twenty-mile Colorado National Bank Moonlight Classic, which winds serenely through downtown Denver and surrounding areas and doesn't even begin until early this morning, will provide just such a chance to ride--safely--in the dark, with live entertainment and refreshment stations scattered along the course. Entry fees are $20 in advance or $25 on race night (proceeds benefit Seniors! Inc.); registration tables (open between midnight and 2 a.m.), as well as start and finish lines, will be located on the Auraria campus. A Craziest Costume Contest will be held in conjunction with the ride; call 541-3705 for additional information.

Monday August 14 Raising dust: Poetry lovers can get a Monday fix at the Tattered Cover Poetry Series, tonight featuring local author Rawdon Tomlinson at the LoDo store, 1628 16th St. Tomlinson will read works inspired by his childhood in rural Oklahoma, which he calls "attempts to find beauty and light in the pain of experience and in the chaos of time," from a new collection, Deep Red, at 7:30. There is no admission charge; for details call 436-1070.

Tuesday August 15 King for a day: Even if it hurts so bad, everyone loves the blues. And no one pleases a blues-loving crowd better than B.B. King, who--along with his guitar, Lucille--will never fail to tell you exactly why he sings the blues. He's the piece-de-resistance of the marathon Blues on the Green concert, also featuring Stevie Ray's talented bro Jimmy Vaughan, whole lotta woman Etta James and the stellar Bluestime Jam, which teams harmonicat Magic Dick and longtime cohort Jay Geils with spitfire Oklahoman guitarist Elvin Bishop. Pain was never this much fun: Nowhere else can a night under the stars so resemble a smoke-hazed, atmospheric Chicago saloon. The blues barrage fires up tonight at 6 at Fiddler's Green, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd.; reserve tickets, $22.50 and $25, by calling 830-

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