Cornerstone Arts Week

When: Monday through Jan. 31; Colorado College Composer Concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30; keynote address by Kevin Young, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; Tanya Tagaq and ensemble keynote performance, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.

Where: Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St.

Price: Free; 389-6607,

Colorado College’s annual interdisciplinary arts week always arrives with a new theme. “Seeing 2020: Mind the Gap” will feature poet, author and “New Yorker” poetry editor Kevin Young and Canadian Inuk throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, as well as other performances, concerts and exhibits.

Memoria Nova

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado College

Price: Free; 389-6607

Memoria Nova consists of two chamber musicians from Chicago: flutist Shanna Gutierrez and keyboardist Andrew Rosenblum. They’ll bring their program, “The Space Traversed,” to Colorado College as part of its Visiting Artist Concert series. Musical selections will include some of the less frequently performed works by Debussy, Messiaen and other contemporary composers as a way to explore the way music can reach across great expanses of time to confront issues of the present.

“Four Last Songs” by Colorado Springs Philharmonic

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.

Price: $26-$75;,

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic El Pomar Foundation Masterworks concert will feature conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech and soprano vocalist Janice Chandler-Eteme. The performance’s musical selections are Weber’s “Oberon” overture, Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” and “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, and Wagner’s prelude and liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde.”

Zion I

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave.

Price: $15; 227-7625,,

Hip-hop artist Zion 1 has been making politically and socially aware music since the release of his 2000 album “Mind Over Matter.” His 2016 release, “The Labyrinth,” was a reflection of his personal losses, as well as the state of the world. The online magazine PopMatters called it “a timely new album of politically engaged hip-hop.” “Ritual Mystik” was released in 2018.

Wendy Woo Band

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake

Price: $14-$18; 481-0475,

Wendy Woo has been a mainstay in the Colorado music scene for decades. These days, she plays pop and rock in her six-piece band. Their latest album, “Tipping Point,” was released in 2015. Woo has won singer/songwriter of the year five times in Westword, Denver’s alternative media publication.

Air Force Academy Chamber Recital Series

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado College

Price: Free; 389-6607,

Classical music rules the night, as musicians from the U.S. Air Force Academy present “Legends,” with works by Bach, Grieg, Enescu and Hindemith. The group will also premiere Dutch composer Raaf Hekkema’s portrait of Aeneas, a distant ancestor to the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.

Linda Weise and the Conservatory All-Stars

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive

Price: $20-$25; 577-4556,

Linda Weise, founder of Colorado Springs Conservatory, will perform with some of the conservatory’s students, alumni and friends at the fundraiser for the school’s scholarship fund. Performers include CC and the Silhouettes and Wayne Wilkinson. The conservatory offers training in performing arts to ages 4 to 19.

Rex Orange County

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St., Denver

Price: $86-$258;,

Indie neo-pop artist Alexander O’Connor, better known as Rex Orange County, is an English musician known for hits such as “Best Friend,” “Sunflower,” “Loving Is Easy,” “Television/So Far So Good” and “Corduroy Dreams.”

Chadwick Stokes and the Pintos

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Price: $25-$30; 888-929-7849,,

Songwriter Chadwick Stokes is a man of many bands, such as Dispatch and State Radio, and now his new solo project with the Pintos. No matter how many groups he has, they all share some common threads, including art, history and activism.

Pikes Peak Blues Community’s Next Generation Blues Showcase

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive

Price: $10, free students; 476-2200,

Keep the blues alive by supporting up-and-coming blues bands. The evening’s lineup features Take 2 Blues, Alfonzo, Taylor Shae and Emma Marie.

Also performing

• RJD2, 9 p.m. Friday, Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $20-$80; 888-929-7849,,

• Testify, A Tribute to Rage Against the Machine, 7 p.m. Saturday, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $10; 227-7625,,

• Lucero Block Party West with Orville Peck, Nikki Lane and Brody Danger’s Raucous Revue, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver, $45-$150;,

• Nick of Time — A Tribute to Bonnie Raitt, 7 p.m. Saturday, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $15; 476-2200,

• Poppy, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, $22-$25; 888-929-7849,

• Saint Motel, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $26-$28; 888-929-7849,

Jennifer Mulson, The Gazette

Contact the writer: 636-0270

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