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The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St. $25/person. Tasting of six wines per person plus appetizers. Jan. 4, Italy. Call 475-8880 to RSVP.

Monster Truck Nationals, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626. $6.50-$19.50. Jan. 7, 1 p.m.; Jan. 8, 8 p.m.

Great Fruitcake Toss, Memorial Park, 500 block Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Cakes must contain nuts, glaceed fruit and flour, no inedibles. Registration at 10:15 a.m., media toss at 11 a.m., glamour competition at 11 a.m., toss, launch etc., spatula competitions at 11:15 a.m. Sat., Jan. 8. Call 685-5089 for more info.

Christmas/ Chanukah/ Winter Celebrations Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Rd., 475-9555. Nearly one million lights, Santa, caroling and zoo animals. Runs Dec. 10-Jan. 2, 5:30-9 p.m. Nightly except Dec. 24.

Christmas Carols to Benefit S-CAP, Hide n Seek, 512 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9303. Bruce and Rickey sing carols to raise money for the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Every Wednesday in December, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 634-9303 for more.

Holiday Cabaret, CastAways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-3700. $33 dinner/show, $22 show only. A comedic look at life, love and the sordid truth a about holiday bliss. Runs Nov. 20-Dec. 31, buffet 5:30-7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.

ElectriCritters Holiday Light Extravaganza, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-1452. $2-$4. Features specially designed sculptures, thousands of lights, live animals and displays and holiday music. Runs Dec. 17-23, 26-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gates close at 8 p.m.

2004 Holiday Extravaganza Revue, Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $24 dinner and show, $13 show only. Runs Nov. 27-Dec. 29, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation.

Traditions: A Holiday Musical, Impossible Playhouse, 1201 N. Main St., Pueblo. $5-$10. Runs Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 26, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Call 542-6969 for more.

New Year's Eve Events Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. A Century of Celebration: The Great American Musical Tradition, Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

New Year's Eve Music Festival, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15. Featuring eight bands including Dirt Map, Machine Gun Symphony, Step. For more, call the Belle Starr Restaurant at 385-6598.

The Pharcyde, Black Pegasus, Samir at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., 955-5664, 9 p.m., $55.

Mother Funk Junction at Ancient Mariner, 962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5503, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., no cover.

Dirt Map, Machine Gun Symphony, Step, The Dub Project, Try Redemption, Of Winds & Faint Echoes, Product, Failsafe Avow at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 5 p.m., $15.

The Velvet Rut at Cleats Bar & Grill, 6624 Del Monico Dr., 548-8267, 9 p.m.

The Jeff Ratliff Band at Creeker's Casino, 274 Bennett, Cripple Creek, 719/689-3239, 9 p.m., no cover.

Bruce Pennington at Dale Street Caf, 115 E. Dale St., 578-9898, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Narrow Gauge at Double Dutch Bar and Grill, 18600 E. U.S. Hwy. 24, Peyton, 749-2811, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

The Swing Jive Five, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Rd., 578-5744.

Buffalo Thunder at Double Eagle Casino, 442 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-5000, no cover.

Phat Daddy & The Phat Horn Doctors, Inthamixx, M.I.A. at DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., call 391-8014 for tickets, 8 p.m., $65.

Common Ground at Dublin House, 1850 Dominion Way, 265-8820, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $10.

Ken Janzen with Susan Rissman and KJ Braithwaite at Famous, 31 N. Tejon St., 227-7333, Ken Janzen (piano, vocals), 7-9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saddle Rock at Hide Out Lounge, 6437 Omaha Blvd., 596-9771, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover.

Big Paddy at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766, Mt. Road Ceili Band, 4-7 p.m., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Charlie Handy at Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou, 800/477-8610, 6-9 p.m.

Boondoggle at Laura Belle's, 734 N. 19th St., 630-7600, 9:30 p.m.

Jonathan and the Islandmotive Band at Martini Hut, 209 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-6700, 7-10 p.m., no cover.

Arch Hooks at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583, 7 p.m.

Joe 6 Pack at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St., 632-6932, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Doug Zinn at Mona Lisa Restaurant, 633 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0277, 6-8 p.m.

Nocturnal Tomatoes at Navajo Hogan Roadhouse, 2817 N. Nevada Ave., 632-5490, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

DJ's Natestarr vs. Vallyetti at Oscar's Tejon Street, 333 S. Tejon St., 471-8070, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Phantom Canyon at Ralf's Breakroom, 411 Bennett, Cripple Creek, 689-9195, 9 p.m., no cover.

Love 45 at Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484, 9:30 p.m.

The New Century Big Band, The Nostalgics at Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr., call 576-2626 for tickets, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., $60.

Me & Julio at Sonterra Grill, 28 S. Tejon St., 471-9222, 7-11 p.m.

Martini Shot at Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487, 9:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m.

Shades of Soul at Strike Zone Sports Bar, 855 Highway 105, 488-6500, Palmer Lake, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover.

BluE at Tequila's, 25 N. Tejon St., 630-0500, 6-9 p.m.

Mike Fetler at Thirsty's, 2028 Sheldon Ave., 444-8515, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., no cover.

Continental Kids at Thunder and Buttons II, 2415 W. Colorado Ave., 447-9888.

Costello, Reese and Wise at Townhouse Lounge, 907 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1085, 8:30 p.m., no cover.

DJ Monty B at Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave., 633-0590, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Brotherly Luv at Walkabout Pub & Grill, 1919 E Boulder St., 471-1188, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.


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