Monday, November 1
Fans of bluegrass and klezmer music will be treated to a jewel of a concert in the foothills, when the Andy Statman Trio performs at the Congregation Beth Evergreen Synagogue, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive in Evergreen, tonight at 7:15 p.m. A mandolinist and clarinetist, Statman excels in both genres, and he's not disinclined to blend the traditions with jazz structures. There's just nothing like a little improvisational high-lonesome Jewish dance music to make you feel all right. Statman appears with bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle; to reserve tickets, $10 in advance ($15 at the door), call 303-670-8293.
Tuesday, November 2
You waited in line to do your civic duty: Now it's time to feel good about it, regardless of the results. And even if you're an early voter who got the task out of the way days ago, you still deserve a pat on the back. While many folks will spend election night glued to their televisions, biting fingernails and quivering with fear and/or glee at every new report, there are places, including your favorite bar, where you can do so in camaraderie with friends or perfect strangers. For highbrows, the CU-Boulder College of Music's Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony and CU voice instructor Patrick Mason will present an Election Day Concert of poetry and music reflecting the American spirit, in Macky Auditorium. The evening will include periodic election updates. Admission is free, and weeping is allowed; call 303-492-8008 or go to www.colorado.edu/music. And if you just want to kick up your heels and dance the night away, there's a free Ballot Bash '04 at the Soiled Dove, 1949 Market Street, that begins after the polls close. Brethren Fast, Wendy Woo, Orion's Room and others will provide the tunes in between the snippets of ongoing election coverage; all you have to do is present your "I Voted" sticker, and you're in. Call 303-299-0100.
Wednesday, November 3
This fright show comes a few days too late for Halloween, but what the heck. Marilyn Manson, who's creepy but very smart, might actually be just the thing for the election aftermath. After all, who knows on which side the chads will be hanging this year? Manson's Against All Gods tour paints an ugly picture of the universe tonight at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street; for tickets, $32.50 to $35, call 303-830-TIXS or visit www.fillmoreauditorium.com.