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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 offering many jams for different acoustic and folk instruments and classes. Call 633-3660 for more.
classical Organist Frank Shelton, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free will offering. Featuring works by Bach, Sandresky and more. Sun., Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-8888 for more.
Timeless Jewish Music Concert, Temple Beit Torah, 522 E. Madison St. $10. Featuring Ofer Ben-Amots, Abram Minzer, Barbara Hardin, Gail and John Carpenter and Lee Cathy Highfield. Sun., Sept. 10, 3-5:45 p.m. Call 573-0841 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. Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis, Aug. 23. Joe Uvegas and Friends, Aug. 30. Call 785-3235 or visit gettindowndowntown.com for more.
Manitou Springs 2006 Street Performer Program, various spots along Manitou and Cañon avenues 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.
Woodland Music Series, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Saturdays, free; Fridays, $6-$10. Presenting Friday night and Saturday afternoon concerts in and on the green next to the cultural center. Sept. 8-9. Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. Call 719/687-5284 for more.
Zoe Lewis and The Rubber Band, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. $12-$18. Featuring a "worldbeat-Vaudeville" music blend. Fri., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/481-0475 for tickets and more.
Plena Libre Concert, CC Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Featuring three-time Grammy nominated Latin American Jazz. Fri., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
Pikes Peak Blues Community 2006 Birthday Bash, parking lot of Classics, 5943 Delmonico Drive. Free. Featuring live blues and jazz, food and drink, children's activities and more. Sun., Aug. 20, noon to 8 p.m. Visit pikespeakblues.org or call 685-1861 for more.
USAFA Band Recital, Cadet Chapel at the USAFA. Free. Featuring members of Stellar Brass and Dr. Joseph Galema on organ. Sun., Aug. 20, 3 p.m. Call 556-9952 for more.
Northern Ute Dancers, Rockledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way. $2-$6. Featuring the Red Spirit Singers and Drummers from the Northern Ute Uintah-Ouray Reservation in Utah. Sun., Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 578-6777 or visit rockledgeranch.com for more.
Big Band Sunday Series to Benefit Care and Share, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $6-$10; $2 discount with food donation. Featuring Bill Emery and The New Century Big Band. Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Call 536-3240 for more.
Fiddles, Vittles and Vino Bluegrass and Culinary Festival, Rock Ledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way. $5-$30. Featuring food, music and much more. Sat., Aug. 26, noon to 9:30 p.m. Call 578-6777 or visit fiddlesvittlesandvino.com for more.
USAFA Band with the Falconaires Jazz Band, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Free. Attend this concert as part of the Jazz in the Parks series. Wed., Aug. 30, 6 p.m. Call 556-9952 for more.