Denton’s Bowling For Soup brings its pop/alt-rock/punk sound to Waco at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Backyard, 511 S. Eighth St. $20.

The Professors, a new jazz trio led by McLennan Community College vocal instructor Beth Ullman, provide the musical lesson at 7 p.m. Friday at Cultivate 7twelve, 712 Austin Ave. $10.

The Baylor Symphony Orchestra, A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers present works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn in ”Reformation 500,” a musical celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Jones Concert Hall in Baylor’s McCrary Music Building.

The Waco Jazz Orchestra dips into the swing songbook of Woody Herman and Duke Ellington in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday oct. 23 at McLennan Community College’s Ball Performing Arts Center. Free.

Works by seven composers compose the program in the Waco Community Band concert “Snapshots” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at MCC’s Ball Performing Arts Center. Free.

The Brazos Forum looks at “Seaport Cities: Then & Now” in a new, single-day format from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. $130, $90 for Brazos Forum members, $75 for first-time attendees.

New movies

Opening this week at Waco first-run movie theaters are “Same Kind Of Different As Me,” “Geostorm,” “Only The Brave,” “The Snowman” and ”Tyler Perry’s Boo2! A Madea Halloween.”