acoustic, folk & country
Mollie O'Brien and her band at the Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G Street, Salida. Fri., Nov. 29, 8 p.m. $12-$17, 539-8514
The Chieftans at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m. $27-$43, 520-7453.
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.
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.
Accumen and Binary Star at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. $4. Sat., Dec. 7.
Yo Flaco at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. $5. Fri., Jan. 3.
Prelude to Christmas with the Taylor Memorial Choir and the Scholoa Cantorum Chant Choir at Grace Church, 631 N. Tejon. Free. Sun., Dec. 1, 4 p.m.
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.
Colorado Springs Children's Chorale presents 'Tis the Season of Light-Choral Illuminations on the Holidays. Music from all around the world. 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, 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.
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.
Fellowship of the Rockies Christmas Musical Program at 1625 S. 8th St. Free. Sun., Dec. 8, 9:30-11 a.m.
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.
Woodland Park Community Singers, annual Christmas concert at Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Free. Tues., Dec. 17, 7 p.m. 686-8860.
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.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. $9.50. Sun., Dec. 8, 9 p.m.
The Big Wu with Pseudopod at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. $8.50. Wed., Dec. 11.
Universal Jam at the Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Fridays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 685-0986.
High Altitude Trombone Quartet's 6th Annual Christmas Program, Sacred and Swinging. 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.
Second Sunday Jazz Affair with the Louis Mock Quartet, at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $5-$7. Sun., Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m.
Cabaret Diosa at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. 21+. $8. Thurs., Dec. 19, 9 p.m.
Miles Rinsky Project at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. $TBA. On Tuesdays at 9 p.m. through Jan.
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
TransSiberian Orchestra at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Sun., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Tickets: $TBA. Available at the World Arena Box Office or through TicketsWest (866/464-2626 or
The Dudes and Rainville at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. 955-5664. 21+. $14.50. Sun., Dec. 1, 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
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.
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. On 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.