Oldies Show, featuring Jimmy Clanton, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Edsels, Barbara Harris, Chris Montez and others, 8 p.m. Friday, Hotel Elegant?Conference and Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive, $49-$120; 576-5945, amusic companyinc.com.
Jimmy Clanton sounds nostalgic as he describes the doowop music of the '50s and '60s he's famous for.
"It was the era of milkshakes and burgers and friends and '57 Chevys," he says from his home in Pennsylvannia. "It was going to the sock hop and the football game, and being a teen when the world seemed safe to us."
He'll headline the Oldies Show on Friday at the Hotel Elegant?Conference and Event Center. The rest of the lineup includes Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Edsels, Barbara Harris, Chris Montez, The Cookies and Dodie Stevens.
Clanton, 75, became a teen idol after his song, "Just a Dream," hit the radio. He was 18 when he wrote about his girl who didn't come to the window one night as he stood outside tossing rocks at it.
"It was something like out of 'The Notebook,'" he says. "Ironically, we never got back together. I became so popular overnight and was signed to a huge booking agency, traveling all over America. I was gone a lot and by the time I got back home, I already had girlfriends in every state. It's amazing what a hit song will do for you."
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - By Springs Acting Studio, 9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2; Oct. 18-19 and 25-26 shows at Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; Oct. 31- Nov. 2 shows at Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, $10; 1-303-588-2218, facebook.com/thespringsactingstudio.
"Macbeth" - National Theatre Live, starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Auditorium in Centennial Hall, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, $13-$15, free parking in Lot 3; 255-3232, theatreworkscs.org.
Jennifer Mulson, 636-0270, email@example.com