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23 Wednesday

dance

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  • Swing Dancing

It may only be Wednesday, but we all know that no one is really going to be working that hard tomorrow. Why not head out for a night of fun and dancing? Even better, why not head out for a night of fun and swing dancing? The Loft (2506 W. Colorado Ave., Suite C) hosts its weekly swing event tonight, complete with sweet jazz and Big Band tunes. "But I don't know how to dance!" you exclaim. Well, the Loft has a class at 7 for $10, or you can simply catch its jitterbug crash course at 7:45. The dance itself begins at 8, and also costs $10 (including the crash course). Don't worry about sleep; you can nap at your desk tomorrow. More details can be found at bit.ly/1NtyH9y. Bridgett Harris

24 Thursday

art

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  • Holiday Show

Put down that third glass of eggnog, pause National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and get some damn culture in your life before you turn into Cousin Eddie. There's awesomeness to be had this evening at G44 Gallery's holiday art show (1785 S. Eighth St., Suite A; 720/951-0573). From 10 to 4, you can peruse, contemplate and admire the work of 25 Colorado Springs artists, featuring a variety of media and styles. The cozy gallery will allow you to get up close and personal with the art, and maybe even get to know your fellow attendees as well. It's also free, which Cousin Eddie would agree is the best kind of culture. — Bridgett Harris

25 Friday

holiday

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  • Merry Christmas

Dateline, North Pole: An unidentified elf has confirmed that the big man in red has landed safely, and all reindeer are accounted for. Children young and old can expect gifts and warm, seasonal greetings throughout the day, but others will see their fair share of coal, according to our source close to the operation. The elf asked to remain unidentified for fear of retribution against his family. Another official was quoted in the early morning hours as saying, "Soak up the Yuletide carols and put the finishing touches on your fruitcake, today's the big day," as what has been dubbed "Operation Christmas" is in full swing. Back here in the Springs, we hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year, however you may spend it, and thank you, as always, for reading. Happy holidays. — Craig Lemley

26 Saturday

stage

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  • A Tuna Christmas

Forget ham and turkey — the Millibo Art Theatre (1626 S. Tejon St., themat.org) is serving up A Tuna Christmas this season. No, there's nothing fishy about it. Set in the small town of Tuna, Texas, this two-man satire features dotty old ladies, hysterical talk-show hosts, curmudgeonly conservatives and more — almost 30 characters total. Local funnymen Sammie Joe Kinnett and Sammy Gleason pull off quick changes and quicker wit like the pros they are. Tickets for 7:30 p.m. shows today and tomorrow run $22 to $25. — Alissa Smith

27 Sunday

music

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  • Green Velvet

Detroit birthed techno, New York City had garage, and Chicago gave us house music — three distinct electronic dance scenes all united under a groove. Although house icon Curtis Jones, aka Green Velvet, hails from Chicago, he shares the same synth-driven Euro influences (e.g., Kraftwerk, Gary Numan) as his Detroit brethren. He can also sing and compose, rare in a genre where commanding turntables and recording consoles is usually considered enough. Jones' set tonight at Beta (1909 Blake St., Denver, betanightclub.com) will no doubt include his No. 1 dance single "Flash" as well as other '90s floor-shakers like "Percolator 2000" and "Answering Machine." Doors open at 7; tickets are $30. — Bill Forman

28 Monday

beer

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  • Yoga and Brews

First you stretch and sweat, then you drink. Easy peasy. That's pretty much the gist of the Yoga and Brews series at Gold Camp Brewing Co. (1007 S. Tejon St., goldcampbrewing.com), which runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays. Bring your own mat and pay $15 for the class plus a house beer of your choosing. All practice levels are welcome. Think of it as a fun detox-retox dance that's sure to relax you by the time it's all over. Side query: Is anyone pairing beer styles with select yoga poses yet? Like, does a headstand go really well with an imperial IPA? Down dog and a coconut porter? — Matthew Schniper

29 Tuesday

kids

click to enlarge Winter Nature Camp: "Where Did the Animals Go?"
  • Winter Nature Camp: "Where Did the Animals Go?"

It's imperative that certain winter traditions are passed down to the next generation, the most important being how to survive winter. Today is the first day of a two-day winter nature camp for elementary-school-age kids, dubbed "Where Did the Animals Go?" at Fountain Creek Nature Center (320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain). Today's mostly outdoor events will focus on how animals survive, and tomorrow will focus on how people do it. Worried about the subject matter getting dark? Fear not — both days will feature playtime in the woods, shelter-building, crafts, songs and more. The camp runs from 9 to 3, and one- and two-day options are available. You'll pay $40 for one day or $75 for both, with member discounts available. Register by calling 520-6745. — Griffin Swartzell

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