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Fri December 9, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great music, theatre, and so many holiday celebrations all along Colorado's Front Range

Timothy P and the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers – eleven of the best pickers on the Front Range will, delight with the fun and poignant A Bluegrass Christmas performing traditional holiday favorites and other wonders at the Lakewood Cultural Center starting tonight (12/9th) and running through Sunday in 7:30 and 2:00 performances.

The 1940’s White Christmas Ball, a fabulous 40’s and 50’s holiday party that will bring you back to the warmth & nostalgia of a more simple time, at Boulder’s Balch Field House next Saturday night (12/10) starting at 6pm.  Experience an enchanting evening of dancing to the Hot Tomatoes Big Band amidst movie set lights & props, re-enactors, sleighs, Christmas trees, a canopy of lights. Enjoy re-enactments from the timeless movies, “White Christmas,” “It’s A Wonderful Life,” and “A Christmas Carol,” and so many more surprises!

 The 17-voice women’s a cappella ensemble Sound Circle will perform Requiem for Roadkill: A Sound Circle Solstice Concert tonight through Sunday  (12/9, 10, and 11),  at Columbine Unity Church, 8900 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. The Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00 p.m. and the Sunday performance is at 5:00 p.m.

Ft. Collins guitarist, Jeff Wahl brings a holiday concert to the Council Tree Library tonight  at 7pm.  He will be singing and playing Christmas songs on his guitar. People who have seen him perform say his music is beautiful, relaxing, and inspiring. 970 - 221 - 6740 

It has been said that if Aretha ever had a soul sister, her name would have been Hazel Miller, and it is true! You can hear Hazel with her band performing a 7:30 show at Nissis Bistro in Lafayette tonight (12/9). 

Join Pete Wernick (Dr. Banjo) and his virtuoso combo Flexigrass for an evening of their unique, supercharged "flexigrass" sound, combining bluegrass with traditional jazz elements tonight at Oskar Blues I n Lyons at 8pm 303-823-6685

The Klezmatics are virtually synonymous with Klezmer itself and have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music.  You can hear them tomorrow night (12/10) at Denver’s L2 Arts and Culture Center.

The fabulous Christy Wessler returns again this year to host the annual Holiday Concert Sing-A-Long at Swallow Hill Music. Treat yourself to a night of singing traditional holiday songs and Christmas carols as well as listening to some of her personal favorites, at Swallow Hill’s Daniels Hall tomorrow night. www.swallowhillmusic.org

The Colorado Railroad Museum continues the Santa Claus special from 9:00AM – 5:00PM tomorrow and Sunday (12/10, 11)  and next Saturday (12/17). Too!

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s hilarious and irreverent tale detailing Sedaris' real-life experience of working as an Elf in Macy's SantaLand. For those searching for the cure for the common Christmas show, look no further. This uproarious show has played to packed houses the last two years, runs till December 24that Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts.  303-444-7328

Ft. Collins’s OpenStage Theatre’s production of Dylan Thomas’s  A Child’s Christmas in Wales  runs till December 30.

The Christmas Revels, In Celebration of the Winter Solstice, presents Leonardo and the Renaissance, a holiday production with period music, singing, dancing, and that marks this magical time in history and celebrates the traditions of Christmas and rituals of the shortest day this Sunday and next Sunday at 2pm and 7pm at the Boulder Theatre (303) 440-9056 or info@rockymountainrevels.com

Chautauqua Community House, Boulder:A Winter Solstice Concert with Jayme Stone and Friends, Dec. 17  (Chautauqua.com)

The Colorado Ballet’s dazzling production of The Nutcracker continues till December 24that the Ellie Caukins Opera House at Denver’s DCPA.

The Arvada Center brings their heartwarming production of the 1940’s Radio Hour to their main stage till December 23rd

Canyon Concert Ballet brings the magic of the Nutcracker to the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center tonight through Sunday in 7pm and 2pm performances, and the following weekend to Loveland’s Rialto Theatre  on Friday the 16ththrough Sunday the 18th

Silver & Gold -- A Holiday Extravaganza.  Enjoy performances by local theater companies, food and drinks, a “gold elephant” gift auction, a kids’ corner, and a screening of a classic claymation Christmas film all next Friday (7pm  12/16) at the Naropa University, Performing Arts Center in Boulder www.bandoftoughs.com

The northern lights hover in the star-filled sky in this compelling story of love, levity and illumination in a small Maine town.  Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.  Bas Bleu Theatre in Ft. Collins continues its run of Almost Maine-- Thursday – Saturday performances at 7:30  And 2:30 Sunday matinees till December 30th.

Winter skate is back –at Twenty Ninth Street in Boulder, in The Village at FlatIron Crossing and in Historic downtown Louisville – Old fashioned outdoor ice skating!  303-448-3137  info @bouldercreekevents.com  You can also skate outdoors at The Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza! Join KUNC for KUNC skate days on Dec. 15th and Jan. 13th.  All proceeds on those days will benefit KUNC.  The Ice Rink is now open 7 days a week (weather permitting).

It’s Christmas at the Parlor Tuesday & Wednesday, December 20& 21 7:30 p.m. at the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor in Old Town Arvada.   Jon Chandler has invited a who’s who of the acoustic community to drop by—acoustic songbird, Mary Huckins from Dakota Blonde, as will members of the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers, including Colorado Country Music Association instrumentalist of the year Dana Vernon and the inimitable Timothy P. Irvin. Kit Simon will be on hand, plus several of ASL’s all time favorite guests will attend to pick a song or two, as well. (303)421-2304

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