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.
classical Schubert in Vienna: Music Salon Series, 8 Broadmoor Hills Drive. $60 for series, $15 per evening. Join tenor John Carpenter and pianist Abram Minzer for a five-part presentation, including food, music and festivities. Tuesdays at 7 p.m., May 23, 30 and June 6, 13. Call 439-4630 to make a reservation.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic People's Choice Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Enjoy favorites such as the 1812 Overture, Kanon and O Mio Babbino Caro. Sat., May 20, 8 p.m. Call 520-7469 for tickets and 226-9130 for information.
Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition Concert, CC Packard Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Featuring first-place and honorable mention pieces. Sat., May 20, 3-5 p.m. Call 593-1831 for more.
other music Gettin' Down Downtown Free Summer Concert Series, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Presenting live music on rain-free Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Featuring Springs Contemporary Jazz Band, June 7. Phat Daddy and the Phat Horn Doctors, June 14. The Stringdusters, June 21. Joe Uvegas and Friends, June 28. Dave Rucker Trio, July 5. Wilson & Mckee, July 12. Chip Dolan Band, July 19. Your Father's Mustache Band, July 26. Abandonato, Aug. 2. Michael Johnson, Aug. 9. Jake Armerding, Aug. 16. Joe Uvegas, Aug. 23. Call 785-3235 or visit gettindowndowntown.com for more.
Manitou Springs 2006 Street Performer Program, various spots along Manitou and Cañon Avenues. May 26 through Sept. 3. Fri., 5-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. Contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at 685-5089 for schedule and more.
Pikes Peak Ringers Spring Concerts, Gateway Presbyterian Church, 731 Castle Road, and First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. May 19, 7 p.m. at Gateway and May 21, 2:30 p.m. at First Christian. Visit pikespeakringers.org for more.
Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$16. Presenting the Here's to Broadway Spring Concert. Sun., May 21, 3 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
Spring Fest Gospel Concert, Mr. Biggs Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. $15-$18. Featuring comedian Akintunde and urban contemporary artist Canton Jones. Sun, May 21, 6 p.m. Call 576-2626 for tickets or 200-2741 for more information.
Pikes Peak Ringers, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free. Featuring Perpetual Motion. May 21, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-8888 for more.
The USAF Band Chamber Recital Series, CC Packard Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Featuring flute, bassoon and piano works. Tues., May 23, 7:30 p.m. Call 556-3145 for more.
Organist Chelsea Chen Concert, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Attend this award-winning New York City based organist's concert. Sun., May 28, 7 p.m. Call 471-4361 for tickets and visit fumc-cs.org for more.
Central City Opera Summer Opera Festival, Central City Opera House, 124 Eureka St. Presenting The Ballad of Baby Doe, Don Giovanni and The Coronation of Poppea. Show run June 24 through Aug. 6. Call 800/851-8175 or visit centralcityopera.org for more.