Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off, during Manitou Springs Carnivale on Feb. 25. For Gumbo Cook-Off information and rules call 685-5089.
MAT's Ten Minutes Max Auditions, seeking original performances in theater, circus, comedy, dance, music and human oddities that are less than 10 minutes long. Auditions are on Jan. 28-29. Call 685-4729 for more.
Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition, for musicians age 6 to 18. Original music can be submitted for review and possible concert performance. Visit pikespeakyoungcomposers.org for more.
Colorado Medieval Festival Art Contest, with the theme "Trade Throughout the Known World". Categories for all age groups. Call 970/266-1333 for entry forms.
Acting Class, focusing on cold readings and audition technique. $60 for four classes. Classes are ongoing, on Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. Call 262-9078 for an interview.
Colorado Springs Conservatory Best Young Instrumentalist Contest, for its premier "jazz orchestra" program. Auditions for students in grades 8 through 12. Auditions on Feb. 11. Call 577-4556 for more.
Intergeneration Photo Story Contest, sponsored by the Intergeneration Foundation and the Microsoft Corporation. The contest is open to anyone 13 or older who submits photos and accompanying text, graphics, music and animations about a person of another generation. Entries are due by March 3. Call Marie at 597-1529 for more.
Pikes Peak Library District is seeking displays for East and Penrose libraries in 2006. Requests will be accepted by individuals or organizations for display at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., or East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. To reserve a display case, call 531-6333 ext. 2038.
Art Wars III Call for Entries, looking for artists, musicians, performance artists, dancers and poets for a one-night event on Sat., April 1. Visit funktionflux.org or call 633-3523 for more.
Glass Artists Call for Entries, Full Spectrum Art Glass Supply & Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St. Looking for artists in stained glass, mosaic, fusing and lampworking. Call 630-7664 to set up an appointment.
Commonwheel Artists Co-op Call for Entries, for fiber arts show around the theme "Bloomin" Fiber. Entries due in February. Call 685-1008 for more.