Arts & Culture
KUNC Entertainment Report
Holiday events and celebrations abound this weekend along Colorado's Front Range
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 at 2pm and 7pm at the Boulder Theatre (303) 440-9056 or email@example.com
It is Art Night IN in Old Town Lafayette along the 400 block of South Public Road. Galleries and shops will stay open till 9 tonight to share demonstrations, music, and goodies and beautiful things.
St. Martin's Chamber Choir presents "Caroling, Caroling!" tonight (12/ 16) , 7:30 pm at Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral in Denver and this Sunday (12/18) at 4:00 pm King Center Concert Hall, Auraria Campus.
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 tonight at 7 (12/16) at the Naropa University, Performing Arts Center in Boulder www.bandoftoughs.com.
The Larimer Chorale shares their traditional candlelight "surround-sound" presentation of holiday pageantry and wonder. Glorious music for choir, brass, and organ will be featured in this production of yuletide favorites tomorrow night at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2 at the First United Methodist Church in ft. Collins. 7pm 970-221-6730
The Ars Nova Singers present December Vistas: Christmas with Ars Nova at St. John's Episcopal Church mysterious medieval harmonies, joyous Renaissance polyphony, and modern carols, presented with unique Ars Nova flair. 303-499-3165
Boulder Chamber Orchestra Presents Festivity tonight at the First Congregational Churchi Boulder. The concert includes Rameau, Suite in G (La Poule) Albinoni, Oboe Concerto in D-Minor Torelli, Christmas Concerto Bach, Suite No. 2 in B-Minor. (303) 583-1278
The Colorado Railroad Museum continues the Santa Claus special from 9:00AM – 5:00PM tomorrow (12/17).
Sunday Enjoy a dazzling night celebrating Lena Horne as a musician, icon, and powerful woman, featuring Lena's songs and story with Lynn Skinner along with an elegant, tasteful ensemble in two shows, 5 & 7pm at Dazzle in downtown Denver. 303.839.5100
The Jamestown Mercantile presents great music starting at 8:00 most nights. (303)442-5847
Bluegrass meets early jazz this evening as Pete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS and Long Road Home pair up for this co-billed show at Swallow Hill in Denver tomorrow night starting at 8.
A Barbershop Christmas features many traditional Christmas songs as well as contemporary pieces sung in four-part a cappella barbershop harmony. An added attraction will be an appearance by Take Note, an exciting ladies ensemble from Longmont and surrounding areas. All at Longmont’s First United Methodist Church tomorrow night (12/17) 303-776-3523
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. www.openstagetheatre.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.
Canyon Concert Ballet brings the magic of the Nutcracker Loveland’s Rialto Theatre tonight through Sunday (12/16-18) in 7pm and 2pm performances.
Ballet Nouveau Colorado presents the Nutcracker tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 and tomorrow and Sunday at 2pm in the Performing Arts complex of Pinnacle Charter School in Denver - After every performance, the children in the audience are invited on stage to learn steps from the show. And, the holidays would not be complete without meeting the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier, the Nutcracker Prince and Clara. 303.466.5685
The Arvada Center brings their heartwarming production of the 1940’s Radio Hour to their main stage till December 23rd
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. www.basbleu.org
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).
Winter Solstice Celebration on December22 at Whole Life Center for Spiritual Living Join them for a sacred journey from darkness into the Light, with music, meditation and a candlelighting ceremony. 970-224-1206
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