Christine Lavin, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $35. Benefits Women's Resource Agency. Theater/concert titled What Was I Thinking? Thurs., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 634-5583.
Roger McGuinn and Buddy Mondlock, Benet Hill Center auditorium, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $20-$25. Fri., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. For more, call call 495-9654 or go to www.blackroseacoustic.org.
Chuck Pyle's (Song)Writers Roundup featuring songwriters Chuck Pyle and Buddy Mondlock, Benet Hill Center lecture hall, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $10-$12/ Wed., Oct. 15: 7:30 p.m., Call 578-0254 for information.
Acoustic jams, Benet Hill Center, 2566 N. Chelton Road. Free. Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Oct. 9, swing jam, Oct. 16. Kids jams (18 and younger), 10-11:30 a.m. Kids fiddle jam, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25.
classical Ode to Joy Season Opener, Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Ave. $12-$48. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic, featuring Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Choral Symphony. Sat. Oct. 18, 8 p.m. and Sun. Oct., 19, 2:30 p.m. For tickets, call 520-SHOW.
Thursday Night Recital Series, Colorado Springs School Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $10-$15. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9: Gregory Adams, pianist. Tickets at 475-9747 ext. 110.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, First Christian Church, Cascade and Platte. $6-$12. Sun., Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m. The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will present Symphony No. 5 by William Boyce and Beethoven's 7th Symphony. For more, call 633-3649.
Lanner Faculty Artist Concert, Packard Hall at Colorado College, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre, Free. Sun., Oct. 12, 3 p.m.
Visiting Artist-in-Resident Concert, Packard Hall at Colorado College, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre, free. Steven Taylor, baritone, Daniel Brink, piano. Thurs., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
jazz Second Sunday Jazz Affair, Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., 685-5626. $3.50-$7. Sun., Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m. Featuring Mark Raphael and Promises.
The Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. $10-$15. With special guest trumpeter Greg Gisbert. Wed., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. For more, call 578-5263.
miscellaneous Coronado High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble concert, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St., Free. Includes Holsinger's Deer Path Dances; Charles Carter's Overture In Classical Style' Robert W. Smith's The Ascension' Tschesnokoff's Salvation is Created' and more. Thurs., Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
praise music Plugged In, Saint Peter Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson St., Monument. Led by Faith Infusion. Fri., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 599-5826.
world music Very Special Family Concert, East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd. Free. Singer/songwriter Alain Le Lait will perform English and French songs. Sun., Oct. 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. A portion of sales will benefit PPLD. For more, call 531-6333.
Nuestra Familia CD Release Concert, The Purple Rose, 1629 Jet Wing Dr., $10 advance, $15 door. Tejano show band from Greeley Sat., Oct. 18, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more, call 533.1306.
music announcements Community drum circles, Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Call 685-0986. Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Thursdays, 6:30 10 p.m. Call 447-9697.