The Waybacks, San Francisco-based quintet playing Newgrass, Celtic, jazz, folk and swing on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass and percussion at the Black Forest Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup roads. Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. $7-$17, Black Rose Acoustic Society, 495-9654.
Mollie O'Brien and her band at the Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G Street, Salida. $12-$17 Fri., Nov. 29, 8 p.m. 539-8514
Traditional Irish session at Jack Quinn's Pub, 21 S. Tejon St., Sundays, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 260-1389.
Bluegrass Jam session at Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St. Wed. nights 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Vivaldi's Gloria, performed by the 50-voice choir and orchestra from St. Luke's Lutheran Church and St. Patrick's Catholic Church, at 5265 N. Union Blvd. Sun., Nov. 24, 3 p.m. Free. Call 598-4397.
Classical Chat with Youth, a free workshop for young people with Jason Jackson, local tenor celebrity, in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333. Sat., Nov. 23, 1 p.m.
Music for all Ages, a Christmas offering by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic featuring works by Corelli, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Vaughn-Williams, along with traditional Christmas selections. Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $3-$6. Tickets available at door. Sun., Dec. 15, 3 p.m. 442-6853
Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops Concert Series featuring "A Colorado Yuletide Celebration" on Dec. 20-21, Ray Charles on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, PDQ Bach on March 7-8 and Riders in the Sky on April 4-5. Call 520-SHOW for ticket information.
Cabaret Diosa at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. 21+. $8. Thurs., Dec. 19, 9 p.m.
East Coast Boogieman at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. 21+. $TBA. Fri., Nov. 22, 9 p.m.
Kool Keith, KHM, Jacky Jasper at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. 21+. $9.50. Sat., Nov. 23, 9 p.m.
Holiday Broadway, Damon Runyon Rep in Concert, featuring songs of the holidays, at Tony's Chop House, 2829 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo. Thurs., Nov. 21 through Sat., Nov. 23. Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m. $35-$62. For reservations, call 564-0579 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Pikes Peak Ringers Winter Concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Sun., Nov. 24, 4 p.m. 636-5011.
Aries and the Angels Sing presented by the Aries Brass Quintet with the Douglas County Children's Chorus, Parker United Methodist Church, 11805 Pine Dr., Parker. $6-$12. Thurs., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets available by calling 303/832-4676.
Handel's Messiah with the Symphony & Colorado Springs Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $10-$24. Call 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m.
The Glory of Christmas featuring the Chancel Choir, chamber singers and orchestra performing traditional Christmas carols & the Gloria's. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Free. Sun., Dec. 8, 5 p.m.
Colorado Springs Children's Chorale presents 'Tis the Season of Light-Choral Illuminations on the Holidays. Bring a can of food for Care and Share and receive a gift from Santa. At the Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave. Sun., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. $10-$14. Call 520-SHOW.
The Snow of Christmas, a holiday concert with choir and orchestra at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle S. Sun., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Free. 574-6700.
Gifts of Christmas by Melanie Gunsay, the Aspen String Quartet and the Colorado Springs Regional Choir in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Thurs., Dec. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Deck the Hall with the Colorado Springs Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $12-$25. Call 520-SHOW. Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.
New Year's Eve with the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $18-$42. Call 520-SHOW. Tues., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
A Caribbean Thanksgiving Jam, Erdal's Bar and Grill, 1677 Jet Wing Dr. Fri., Nov. 29, 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. 632-0599.
Universal Jam at the Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Fridays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 685-0986.
Sacred and Swinging, the High Altitude Trombone Quartet's Sixth Annual Christmas Program, featuring music by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Handel and Ellington. First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Call 265-5710, 660-5327.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. 18+. $9.50. Sun., Dec. 8, 9 p.m.
Drum circle at the Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Mondays, 9-11 p.m. Call 685-0986.
Air Force Band of the Rockies at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Sun., Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Ticket Info: Free tickets available beginning Fri., Nov. 22 at the World Arena Box Office and all ENT Federal Credit Unions.
rock, pop & blues
Korn at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. $25-$40. 800/325-7328
The Dudes and Rainville at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. 21+. $14.50. Sun., Dec. 1, 9 p.m.
Trans Siberian Orchestra at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $32-$47. Sun., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. 800/325-7328
3 Doors Down with Breaking Benjamin at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. All-ages. Sat., Dec. 7, 9 p.m.
Wendy Woo at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Doors open 7 p.m. $12-$15. Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. 481-0475
Mike Maddux will conduct a flatpicking guitar workshop at Fall River Music, 410 S. 8th St. $20. Sat., Nov. 23, 3-5:30 p.m. Call 634-3717.
Auditions for the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association. Auditions to begin on Sat., Dec. 7, for oboe, clarinet, percussion, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, string bass. Call 633-3901 or stop by 2577 N. Chelton to pick up an audition packet.
Colorado Springs Tubachristmas 2002, annual Festival of Lights celebration. All tubists and euphoniumists welcome. Acacia Apartments, NE corner of Tejon St. and Platte Ave. Sat., Dec. 7, Registration, $5, at 12:30 p.m. Rehearsal, 2 p.m. Performance at Acacia Park Bank Shell, Bijou St. between Nevada Ave. & Tejon St., 4 p.m. 634-3717.