Must Do Must See Dec. 20-26

By Linda Navarro Updated: December 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm • Published: December 19, 2013 | 9:45 am 0

FRIDAY

One of the most memorable buildings in the area is Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus. Add the beauty of the holiday season and a candlelit night and it's even more special. "Wintersong: A Celebration of the Season," the holiday tradition of the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, combines the music of Johannes Brahms, exquisite a cappella harmonies and Renaissance art at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Details: 389-6606, cvae.org

Look out for a woman wronged. This one sees her fellow kissing some other female on nationally televised TV and she gets even - or not. The one-woman show, "The Twelve Dates of Christmas," is for mature audiences and concludes its run at 8 p.m Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Tickets are $20. Details: 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

SATURDAY

Grab your CD boombox, cassette player, iPod/iPhone/iPad (or any other media playing device, preferably with speakers), and get ready to go on a Christmas promenade - a very noisy caroling promenade. Phil Kline's Unsilent Night is 45 minutes of fun all around Old Colorado City from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, starting from Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave. Every participant plays any of the four tracks simultaneously in a holiday musical explosion. Free and hilarious. Get more information and the music at coloradosprings.unsilentnight.com. Other details: 646-3180

SUNDAY

Open the pages of local history on a Christmas pageant that is 102 years old. The "102nd annual Christmas Mystery" tells its ageless story of teaching both villagers and city dwellers the story of the birth of the Christ child. As it always has been, the setting is the historic First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. The event begins at 4 p.m. Sunday and is followed with cookies and wassail. Free. Details: 635-3549, fcucc.org

TUESDAY

Strolling musicians and hot wassail. What a perfect way to set the mood for Christmas Eve. The music is in the air at 11 a.m. Tuesday along Tejon Street and in Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., during the annual event. Free. Details: downtowncs.com

THURSDAY

They weren't Shrek's noisy little "Donkeeeee." These were hardy, hard-working little animals from the mining era, and families can spend their Holiday Festival and Winter Break with the Burros learning all about them. Meet the burro mascots at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., go gold mining, see the steam engine and make holiday crafts. It's all free. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 27-28. On Dec. 28, meet author Lyn Bezek who wrote "Daisy: The Cripple Creek Donkey." Details: 488-0880, www.wmmi.org

Compiled by Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com, 636-0374

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