From the listings desk: Here are a few events that didn't reach us in time to make it into the paper, but were too cool to let slip by.
• Jay Shinn: Artist Talk & Catalogue Release, a chance to hear more from this exhibiting artist (who we wrote about here) and buy a copy of the show catalogue, co-published by Shinn and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., uccs.edu/~goca.
• "Watch Us Grow: Mapping the Historical Geography of Colorado Springs," an illustrated lecture on how the Springs has grown over time, based on expansion factors such as industry, rail roads and land uses. RSVP by Nov. 9 to attend. $5 donation. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., cspm.org.
• Erotic Impressions: Tattoo and Body Painting Competition, an adult affair with prizes awarded for top tattoos (categories include "Most Unusual" and "Sexiest Male/Female"), body painting and fashion (with categories for "Surreal Fantasy" and "Carnival.") $3, or free with a donation of a nonperishable food item for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado or clothes or jackets for Bill's Kids. Sunday, Nov. 11, 5-10 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.