“The Power of Boundless Compassion” is the 2017 book by Jesuit priest Father Gregory Boyle, about starting Homeboy Industries which employs and moves L.A. gang members into better lives. Father Boyle will speak at Colorado College Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 7 p.m. on Oct. 4. Admission is free.

Oct. 2-Nov 6: Healing Through Creative Expression, teaches recovery from trauma through creating art, Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. at UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic, 4863 N. Nevada Ave, 3rd floor. To register or ask questions, call 255-8003.

Oct. 3: Coffee With A Cop. Meet friendly officers of El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, to talk about community matters or your safety concerns, Noon at The Roost Coffee House (Tall Kitchen), 9633 Prominent Pt.

Oct. 3: Dave Mason and Steve Cropper Rock & Soul Revue: They’ll deliver endless hits, and a multi-media show at Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside, Tickets ($55&): 476-2200.

Oct. 3-7: “Shakespeare In Love”, about young Will Shakespeare, will be performed at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For performance times or tickets, call 634-5581.

Oct. 3-31: Frights & Pints, tour Manitou Springs as you sample great Colorado Craft beers, every Wed. and Sat. 3-5 p.m. For details and tickets ($35) go to springsbeertours.com

Oct. 4: Apocalypse at Little Bighorn: Custer’s Final Battle. Ranger Steve Adelson will give a presentation on the history of this battle, at Woodland Park Library, 7 p.m., 218 E. Midland Ave.

Oct. 5&6: No More Secrets FREE Mental Health Symposium, Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Free reception Friday 7-9 p.m. noted mental health consultant Hakeem Rahim will speak. Sat 8:30 to 4 p.m. (lunch provided) will offer free workshops on depression, trauma, and faith communities. Register by calling 473-8477.

Oct. 5: Fire & Light Concert, presented by Colorado Springs Chorale, 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., with works by Lauridsen and Handel. For tickets ($10-30) call 634-3737.

Oct. 5: Top Hats and Kinky Corsets, discovering secret identities intertwined with fashion, a free show during Old Colorado City Art Walk, at the Second Floor Studies, 2418 W. Colorado Ave at 5 p.m.

Oct. 5-7: “Romeo and Juliet” – At 8 p.m. enjoy a modern political take on this love story at Osborne Studio Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets are $6.

Oct. 5-7: Garlic Fest will raise funds for Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, with Tapas & Beer Pairing, Market,  Great Garlic Cookoff & Dinner. Fri. 5-7 p.m., Sat 9-4 and 6-9, Sun 1-4 p.m. at The Carter Payne, 320 S. Weber St. For details or tickets call 761-8909.

Oct. 6-7: Florissant Fossil Beds Fine Arts Festival, will sell art by renowned local and regional artists to raise money for their activities, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its Visitor Center, 15807 Co Rd 1, in Florissant.

Oct. 6: MS & Disabilities Awareness Expo. A free event to learn about treatments, resources, nutrition and safety at Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, 855 Citadel Dr. 633-4603.

Oct. 6: Holiday Bazaar, Stratmoor Hills Methodist Church. Handcrafted items, quilts, lunch available, delicious soups & stews, and baked goods for sale, plus door prizes. Sat 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1705 Cheyenne Meadows Rd.  

Oct. 6, 7 & 13: Free Cricket Matches, 10 a.m. at Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Oct. 6: Rock Ledge Ranch Harvest Festival, has free admission 10am-5pm, 30th St & Gateway Rd. Enjoy a wagon ride, pick a pumpkin ($5), eat a slice of pie, tour historic homes, and bid at Carriage House silent auction.


DONATE TO COAT-FEST 2018. It’s a pre-seasonal coat drive to provide warm winter apparel for the needy in our community. Bring warm coats, jackets, socks, long underwear, hats, gloves or mittens to WestSide Community Center, 1626 W. Bijou St., 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. There will be free entertainment by the Bill Emery Band and Stardust Jazz Orchestra. (In addition, please bring any non-perishable food items for the WestSide Cares pantry.)

Oct. 6: “Ghosts of Downtown” Walking Tour. You’ll hear five real stories and five fake stories. You decide which are real! Tours are $10 and depart at 9:30 a.m. from Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St.

Oct. 6: 2nd Annual Poetry Slam. Top Colorado poets will compete for a $200 cash prize 6:30 p.m. at The Social, 3506 N. Academy Blvd. Tickets are $10. For more info: hearherepoetry@outlook.com

Oct. 7: Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods, free of cars from 5 a.m. to noon, just you and the sounds of nature. Catch a shuttle at Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot to the central garden. (1805 N. 30th St.)

Oct. 7: Pet Lover’s Fair. You and your friendly furry pets are welcome 2-4 p.m.  at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Vendors, pet treats, & goodies for all.

Oct. 8: Morticia Adams Rose Show, presented by the Pikes Peak Rose Society, 6-8 p.m. at Fire Station #8, 3737 Airport Rd. There will be speakers and rose lovers! 322-8608.

Oct. 10: Empty Bowls Dinner & Silent Auction, 5-7:30 p.m. at Lewis-Palmer H.S., 1300 Higby Rd., Monument, proceeds to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. $25 Ticket includes dinner of soup, bread, dessert plus a handmade bowl donated by local artists. (Bring a non-perishable food item for Pantry). (925) 683-8291

Oct. 10: Jazz Express with Mark Raphael (former jazz trumpet soloist with USAFA Falconaires) will perform 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 808 Manitou Ave. Tickets $10 at the door.

Oct. 11: Intro to Wilderness Survival -learn the basics like Rule of Threes, top 10 must-haves, mistakes to avoid, and wild animal safety awareness. Class will be at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Pre-register ($25) by calling 520-6977.

Oct. 11: International Blues Competition Winners, The Movers & Shakers and The Hustle Kings will perform 7 p.m. at Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside Dr., $10 suggested donation.

Oct. 12: Mipso with Mike Clark. Enter the side door of the old Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon and see the 8 p.m. performance of indie Americana quartet Mipso. Admission is $15 at the door.

Oct. 12: Geaux Gumbo with Dave. This National Gumbo Day, feast on Gumbo Z’herbes, Chicken & Boudin Gumbo, and Shrimp & Crab Gumbo, at Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for reservations ($45) call 208-3992.

Oct. 13: Stetson Hills & Sand Creek Trail Walk with the Falcon Wanderers, 6 & 11K routes, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting at Stetson Hills Police Dept, 4110 Tutt Blvd. Free and open to the public. 591-8193.

Oct. 13: Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Disposal & Recycling, 9am-2pm at El Paso County Waste Facility, 3255 Akers Dr. Items accepted: labeled (less than 5 gals) auto products or household chemicals, batteries, fluorescent lights, mattresses (limit 4), paints, TVs/monitors (limit 3) or tires. Info: 520-7878.

Oct. 13: Ft. Carson Oktoberfest is open to the public! The festival runs 2-8 p.m. and Gates 1 & 20 will be open to the public at 1:30 p.m. There’s Beer Olympics, 5K Volksmarch, sand volleyball, car show, beer for purchase, free German entertainment, beer pong, stein holding competition and lots more. Free to attend, some activities cost – go to carsonoktoberfest.com for info.

Oct. 13-14: TECO Model Train Show, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, at Chapel Hills Event Center, 1680 Briargate Blvd. See operating train layouts, vendors, and how-to clinics. Cost: $6 per person.

Oct. 13: Fall Harvest Festival at Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Dr. Live music 11am-3pm by Thunder and Rain, vendors, pumpkin patch, and Witty Pork’s Woodfired Pizza. Free admission.

Oct. 13: Real Ghost Stories of Manitou Springs & Ute Pass told by Sebrena Forrest, 11 a.m. to noon at Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., with spiced cider and treats. All are welcome!

Oct. 13: Mill Dog Rescue Gala – help bring over 13,000 dogs to freedom. Enjoy a five-star dinner and participate in live & silent auctions at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave. RSVP ($125) jennyw@nmdr.org

Oct. 13: Marching Band Festival – with 21 ensembles from all over Colorado, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Harrison Memorial Stadium, 2755 Janitell Rd. Preliminaries $7, Finals $7, Combo $12 for seniors/military.

Oct. 13: MACnificent – 30 Years of Artistic Passion, a gala and fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., for Manitou Art Center will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music and screen printed posters for sale. RSVP ($75) to 685-1861 or manitouartcenter.org

Oct. 13: Bruce Hayes, will create amazing acoustic and electric music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Front Range BBQ, 2230 W. Colorado Ave. No cover but don’t miss the brews, mules and the best Cajun food in town!

Oct. 14: Retro Car Show includes cars 1970’s and older, plus ice cream malts, fountain sodas, all American hotdogs and burgers at JP Fizzy’s, 808 Garden of the Gods Rd., 10am-4pm, spectators are free.

Oct. 14: Traditional Hymn Fest, with organ accompaniment, 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave. If you’d like to sing with choir, arrive at 1. After the Fest, until 6pm, attend an Oktoberfest in the gym next door, complete with bratwurst, hotdogs, and German dishes.

Oct. 14&17: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” – starring Jimmy Stewart, once again on the big screen, 2pm or 7pm at Cinemark Theater (3305 Cinema Pt.) and Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd).

Through Oct. 21: “A Raisin in the Sun” –as powerful now as it was in 1959 when written, performed by Theatreworks, Thurs-Sun. at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. For show times and tickets ($38.50&) call 255-3232.

Oct. 16: Economic & Tax Changes That Affect Your Retirement is a free workshop presented by the Senior Tax Advisory Group, 6775 Rangewood Dr., at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. If you want more peace of mind with your current retirement plan, reserve your seat by calling 596-4844.

Oct. 16: “Move Over Darling” (1963) starring Doris Day will be shown at Senior Classic Movies, 10 a.m., at Gold Hills Theatre, 615 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $5.75 includes popcorn, drink and movie.

Thru Nov 3: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Mountain Rep Theatre, 139 E Bennet Ave. in Cripple Creek, delivers an amazing rock’n’roll sci-fi gothic musical. Show times / tickets call 689-6402.

Oct. 18: Bruce Carroll in Concert. This Grammy Award winner will perform Christian Gospel music one night only, 7 p.m. at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 US-105, Palmer Lake. For tickets ($14&) call 481-0475.

Oct. 18-20: “Angela Delfini Explains It All For You,” -will be performed by Angela Delfini, a multi-talented, multi-lingual Italian comic actress, 7:30 p.m. at Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St. For tickets ($18&) call 465-6321.

Oct. 19: Beer Tasting for Justice will benefit the Pikes Peak Justice and Pro Bono Center that legally assists low to moderate income residents. Beer tasting and silent auction is 5:30-8:00 p.m. at The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. For tickets ($40&) call 473-9700.

Oct. 19: PPCC Music Faculty Recital, a free concert of jazz and classical selections will be at 7 p.m. by William Malone and Ed Heller, PPCC Downtown Studio, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Oct. 19: Colorado Floyd will play all Pink Floyd music at a free concert, 8 p.m., at Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.

Oct. 20: Cornhole Tournament, 10am-3pm at Black Forest Regional Park, 4800 Shoup Rd. Teams age 17-117 (not a typo!) years old are $20. To register call 520-6977.

Oct. 20: Woodland Park Seniors Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., Pine St & Lake Ave. It’s an $8 all-U-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, biscuits & gravy, coffee or tea.

Oct. 20: Viking Fair Bazaar & Brunch. Arts, baked goods, collectibles, crafts, fun, friends, handwork, lefse, music, raffles, unique gifts and Vikings, at Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St. Bazaar 9am-2pm is free, Brunch 9am-noon is $8.

Oct. 20: From Russian With Love Date Night. Hands-on class  with menu: Caviar & Graviox , Filet Mignon Stroganoff, and Strawberries Romanoff, 5-8:30 p.m. at Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave. RSVP ($125 per couple) 208-3992.

Oct. 24: The Beat Goes Reggae with Harry Mo, a live internet broadcast at the Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., 6:30-9 p.m. Free entertainment by Harry Mo, storytellers and dinner delivered to your table by Springs Orleans Cajun restaurant.

Oct. 26: “The Wooden Stake Murder” at Briarhurst Manor Estates, 404 Manitou Ave, may be the best way to celebrate Halloween! From 5-9 p.m., there’s a five course meal (4 entrée choices), murder mystery entertainment mixed with the incomparable Briarhurst ambience. For reservations ($99) call 685-1864.

Oct. 26: Oct.oberfest Hall Fundraiser, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Woods Parish Hall, 116 S. West St., Woodland Park, 6:30-11 p.m. Evening will include dinner, drinks, dancing and a live auction. Buy tickets ($35) at Parish Hall.

Oct. 26: 2018 ARC Halloween Dance. Wear your costume and BOOgie down to the music of DJ Marc! There’s dancing, pizza, soda and a costume contest, 6-9pm, at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. For tickets ($7) call 471-4800.

Oct. 26-27: “Monster Mash” will be a Spooktacular night of musical performance by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($26&) call 520-7469.

Oct. 26-27: Professional Bull Riders RVT Tour. Some of the world’s top bull riders will be on display, battling the fiercest bulls Fri. 8 p.m. or Sat. 7 p.m. at Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. For tickets ($15.50-$108) call 888-929-7849.

Oct. 27: Run with Scissors Halloween Bash. Colorado Springs’ locally famous rock band will give a free dance party starting 7 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside. Wear your costume and come rock out!

Nov. 1: An Evening with Paula Poundstone, one of our country’s preeminent comedians, will perform one night only at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For tickets ($40) to her 7:30 p.m. performance call 634-5583. To dine at Taste before the show, call 634-5583 for reservations.

Nov. 1: “I’m Still Here…” Understanding what it is like to live with Alzheimer’s is an interactive workshop presented by Paula Levy, director of DayBreak – Adult Day Program in Woodland Park. The workshop is 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Ute Pass Cultural Center,  210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. To register ($25) call 687-9885.

Nov. 1: Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernandez, Ballet Folklorico blends the music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations. The Ballet is 7 p.m. at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. To purchase tickets ($27.50&up) call 255-3232.