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Whoopin’ In The New Year
The pressure of coming up with the perfect New Year’s Eve plans usually results in
a horrible sense of anticlimactic malaise. This year, take a load off and enjoy one of the best country-themed, foot-stomping traditions with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. For more than a decade, Slim and the boys have been reuniting here to bring in the new year amidst plenty of whoopin’ and hollarin.’ 9 p.m. Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, Bluebird Theater, Denver. $22.50. 303.322.2308.

Study The Skies
Einstein maintained that religion and science are not mutually exclusive pursuits. Biblical scholars and scientists alike can pinpoint the alignment of many naturally-occurring phenomena to religiously significant events. Join astronomer Gil Buller as he examines the sky during the time Christ was reportedly born to try and pinpoint the Star of Bethlehem. Dec. 13-27, CU’s Fiske Planetarium. 303.492.5001.

Just Add Jameson
No, despite what the old, ethnically inappropriate joke may have you believe, an Irish Christmas isn’t a bottle of Jameson and a pint of eggnog. The holiday has a proud Emerald Isle tradition. Learn about it at “The Christmas Revels: An Irish Christmas,” a pageant featuring step dancers, a traditional mummer’s play and live music. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 16, Boulder Theater. $14.75+. 303.786.7030.

A Storied Colorado Tradition
One of Colorado’s most enduring holiday traditions, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s “A
Colorado Christmas” features this year’s production, “A Star to Follow.” Broadcast live on CBS 4 for the last 24 years, this year’s performance continues the tradition with a program spanning
some of the most loved holiday themes performed by the CSO, Colorado Children’s Choir and
guests. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16, Denver Performing Arts. $15+. 303.893.4100.

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