Thrills for the week

Cash 'n' carry: When Grammy-winning country artist Roseanne Cash turned from songwriting to short-story writing, she applied to her works of fiction the same candor heard on albums such as Interiors and The Wheel. Cash appears this evening from 5 to 7 at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2955 E. 1st Ave., to read from and sign copies of Bodies of Water, a collection of short stories available for $19.95. Numbers for a place in line will be given out beginning at 4 p.m. on the store's third level; call 322-7727 for details.

April 2
Santa Fe style: What keeps guitarist Ottmar Liebert riding high on the new-age charts? Talent. The German-born artist, who's been playing since the age of eleven, found his calling--you might say it's his "spot"--in Santa Fe, where he's been orchestrating a heady soup of classically influenced flamenco beat with his band Luna Negra since 1988. The handsome, exotic Liebert brings his mesmerizing and global sounds--which can be heard on the new double album Opium--to the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl., tonight at 8. Admission is $22.50; for tickets call 534-8336 or 830-TIXS.

April 3
Junkyard dogs: Fashion marketing and design students from the Colorado Institute of Art will put their best--and fully recycled--feet forward at today's Trash Flash Fashion Show. Hoping to draw attention to the city's annual Keep Denver Beautiful and Glad Bag-A-Thon cleanup programs, the free event features original clothing styles concocted from salvaged materials. It all starts at noon at Independence Plaza, 16th and Arapahoe streets. For information or to volunteer for major neighborhood projects, call 640-2901or 1-800-262-GLAD.

Fantastic voyage: Colorado is home to a slew of imaginative science-fiction and horror writers. And just so you don't doubt it for a minute, author Steve Rasnic Tem collected a few homegrown works for the new anthology High Fantastic, which includes fantastic fare written in or about our state during the last fifty years or so. Meet some of the authors--in fact, a lot of them--tonight at 7:30, when they appear as guests of the Night Voices series at Little Bookshop of Horrors, 10380 Ralston Road, Arvada. Connie Willis, Melanie Tem, Vance Aandahl, Wil McCarthy and others will discuss and autograph the collection; a portion of every sale benefits Colorado libraries. Call 425-1975.

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