This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Monday, April 28Even little kids can get in the act and help save the earth. The Children's Museum of Denver, I-25 and 23rd Avenue, ends the month of April with Trash Monsters, a Clubhouse Capers program that makes picking up litter fun. Participating youngsters will create grocery-sack monsters before heading out to the adjacent Platte River Greenway to stuff their sacks with trash; the activity takes place at 2:30 daily, today through Wednesday. Museum admission is $4 to $6; call 303-433-7444 or log on to

Tuesday, April 29Billy Corgan's burgeoning new guitar band, Zwan, is on the road, delivering Corgan's most recent set of signature post-punk art-rock tunes to freshly acquainted audiences turned on by the January release of Mary Star of the Sea. As usual, Corgan is all frontman, but the band itself is rumored to be a tighter vehicle than those smashed-up pumpkins he used to play with. The underground supergroup arrives in Denver tonight for a show at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street; for tickets, $25, call 303-830-TIXS or log on to

Wednesday, April 30Jazz keyboardist Chick Corea is a man of many musical colors: He's broken ground and jammed on the standards and performed in an endless variety of formats, from big-band to solo acoustic to fusion to Latin. This summer, he's setting out with a reformed Elektric Band, but before that, he'll slip into town with the Chick Corea New Trio -- featuring acoustic bassist Avishai Cohen and drummer Jeff Ballard -- for two nights at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street. Shows start at 7:30 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are $30 and well worth digging into your pockets for; call 303-297-1772 to reserve yours.

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