Night & Day

May 13-19, 1999

May 17
It's about bloomin' time--literally--when the Denver Botanic Gardens presents Celebrating Wildflowers, a week-long display on wildflower identification and preservation. Learn where to find the fragile blossoms of plain and wood, as well as what you can do to help keep them thriving there. The display runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through next Sunday; the gardens are at 1005 York. Call 303-370-8065 for details.

May 18
Whatever generation we come from, we always think we know more than anyone else. Well, guess what? The same was true of folks who lived a century ago, but in the present, we have something they didn't: hindsight. Dave Walter of the Montana Historical Society will hold forth on the accuracy--or lack thereof--of millennial predictions made by fortune-telling experts at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in his lecture Today Then: Looking Backward at Looking Forward, tonight at 7 at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway. For tickets, $6.50 ($5 Colorado Historical society members), and reservations, call 303-866-4686.

May 19
In the mind of anyone even faintly lured by the now-tarnished magic of San Francisco's Summer of Love era, the import of renaming Denver's old Mammoth Gardens the Fillmore Auditorium is mighty weighty. Named in honor of the late Bill Graham's Fillmore music halls of the Sixties and Seventies (the San Francisco branch has been reopened after years spent shuttered by fire damage and disrepair), the new Fillmore, at 1510 Clarkson St., is going to have to perform well to live up to its moniker. But it's off to a nice start: Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, whose free and easy experimental approach to music exemplifies the spirit, opens the house with a solo show tonight at 7:30. Tickets are $23; call 303-830-

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