Littleton’s Bemis Library is the site of a bell concert

The Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton, will host the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on December 11. Free, but pre-registration is required. 303-795-3961. Other news from the library: the Holiday Book Sale continues, hosted by the Friends of the Library / Museum, with good deals for all ages. And pre-registration is required to create an ugly Christmas apron as a gift to give: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on December 18. Free, register at 303-795-3961.

Author to appear via Zoom

Author Taylor Jenkins Reid will appear on Zoom from 2pm to 3:30 pm to talk about his new book: “Malibu Rising”. Register in advance and get information on using Zoom: 303-542-7279,

Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet dancers wear 171 new costumes at this year’s “The Nutcracker” performances. Cost? $ 1.5 million! (It’s been 33 years for the alumni!) The big order saved jobs for many seamstresses. The designer was Holly Hynes. Nutcracker Shows: Until December 31st, but these tend to sell out, so pick a date and buy tickets soon, if there’s a little dancer who wants to go. Tickets range from $ 40 to $ 175. All performances at the Ellie Caulkins opera house. Masks compulsory, here and at all theatrical performances, as well as proof of vaccination. … To come: “Romeo and Juliet”, from February 4 to 13. See

Period theater

“Who’s Holiday” is playing at the Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora until December 31st. It’s a steamy riff on Dr. Seuss, they say. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. $ 25. Added performances from December 14th. Adults only. Also: “Twelve dates of Christmas” until December 26th. 90 minutes, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $ 20- $ 34. Also: the children’s musical “Cinderella” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein television show. Nominated for nine Tony Awards. Play until January 9, 2022. Tickets: $ 20- $ 38. Go to, 303-856-7830.

City Hall Arts Center

“Fezziwig’s Ball” is playing December 18 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Participatory theater for children. 303-794-2787,

new year’s eve

The Colorado Symphony has a long tradition of a New Years concert, “A Night in Vienna”. This year, Littleton Symphony Orchestra will join them. Book early to get tickets. Go to

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