acoustic Black Rose Acoustic Society Events: Open-stage nights with headline performers on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, 7 p.m., at the Black Forest Community Center, corner of Black Forest and Shoup roads, $3-$5. Open-stage nights on the fourth Saturday of each month, 7 p.m. at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road, $2. Also, many jams for different acoustic and folk instruments. Call 633-3660 for more.
Front Range Songwriters Showcase, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4. Featuring John Swayne, Brian Herbert, Mike Burns and Rich Currier on Sat., March 25 from 7:30-9 p.m. Call 598-2464 for more.
Alasdair Frasier, All Souls Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $15-$18 A Black Rose Acoustic Society special event. Sun., April 23, 7 p.m. Call 494-1133 for more.
classical Thursday Night Recital Series, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747 ext. 110. $10-$15. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Featuring The Veronika String Quartet on March 23; A Celebration of Beethoven on June 8.
Mad About Mozart, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Rd. Presented by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic and Dr. Mark Hudson. Sun., March 26, 3 p.m. Call 442-6853 for more.
American Music Society Concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free. Featuring organ, voice and piano music on Sun., March 26 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Call 528-1603 for more.
Christopher Basso, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $8-$15. Amateur Pianists International presents this first-prize winner in the 2000 Van Cliburn International. Sat., April 1, 7:30 p.m. Call Chuck at 592-0472 for more.
Happy Birthday Shostakovich, Steam Plant Theater, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. The Walden Chamber Players will perform works by the greats. Sun., April 30, 3-5 p.m. Call 719/395-0594 for more.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Concerts, various locations. $8-$15. Featuring the Season Finale on April 22-23. Call 633-3649 for more.
Colorado Springs Choral Stars and Stripes, Forever, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Free. The Choral joins the USAFA Concert Band in a performance of "pops" and patriotic music. Tues., May 16, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 for tickets.
other music Colorado Springs Conservatory Events, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. $5-$10. Student recital series on Thurs., March 23 at 7 p.m. Theater Showcase performance on Sat., March 25 at 7 p.m. Call 577-4556 for more.
Ed Polcer & When Broadway Meets Swing Street, Giuseppe's Old Depot Restaurant, 10 S. Sierra Madre St. $25. Join renowned cornetist Ed Polcer and vocalist Judy Kurtz for swing fashion American jazz standards. Sat., March 25, 7:30 p.m. Call 685-9766 for more information and 527-3988 to make reservations.
Pikes Peak Sacred Harp singing, Boulder Street Church, 828 E. Boulder. Sing from the Denson and Cooper books, which will be on hand for loan or purchase. Sat., March 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Pete at 648-2274 for more.
Gene Bertoncini, Nemeth's El Tejon Restaurant, 1005 S. Tejon St. $15. Catch the legendary jazz guitarist on Sun., March 26 at 2 p.m. Call 471-0240 for more.
Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin Blues Band &Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Classics, 5943 Delmonico Drive. $18-23. Presented by the Pikes Peak Blues Community on Sun., March 26 from 6-10 p.m. Call 578-0883 for tickets or 260-7057 for more information.
The Brian Allen Trio with Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102. $10. Catch the show on Tues., March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.
Sweet Adelines Region 8 Show of Champs, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $10-$15. Featuring women's barbershop, 4-part a cappella harmony. Fri., March 31 through Sat., April 1, 1-10 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
Five Fools in Brass Concert, Albany Building, 7th & Albany, Pueblo. $5. Presented by the Lincoln Street Brass and featuring April fools comedic pieces. Sat., April 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 719/583-4182 for more.
Swing Into Spring with the McNulty Orchestra, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $15. Attend this fundraiser for the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital on Sat., April 1 from 7-10 p.m. Call 686-0302 for more.
4th Annual Tea with Mozart, Pueblo Community College Fortino Ballroom, 900 W. Orman Ave.$30. Featuring the Veronika String Quartet and more. Sun., April 2. Call 719/545-7967 for more.
CC Distinguished Organist Series, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Featuring Frank Shelton, organist for Colorado College, who is performing a preview for a concert he will give in Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral later in the month. Tues., April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
Woodland Park Community Singers, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. Attend this annual spring concert on Sat., April 8 from 7-9 p.m. Call 719/687-8645 for more.
In Harmony with The ARC, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15. A showcase of Pikes Peak area schools' performing arts students to benefit the ARC. Sat., April 8, 7 p.m. Call 471-4800, ext 101 to purchase tickets.
The Spring Thing Big Band Dance Benefit for Care and Share, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $15-$20. Featuring Randy and Michelle Rodriguez and a silent auction on Sat., April 22 at 7 p.m. Call 576-2626 for tickets and 536-3240 for more information.
Puccini Spectacular, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $15-$75. Featuring Tosca: Act I,La Boheme: Act II and Turandot: Act I, Scene II on . Sat., May 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 7 at 3 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
Judy Collins, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $30-$42.50. Featuring folk music with contemporary themes. Fri., May 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
16th Annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, Rio Grande Park, Aspen. Several music events from Thurs., June 22 through Sun., June 25. Call 970/920-4996 for more.