Thirty-two downtown Littleton merchants will host a Holiday Shopping Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7, with numerous special deals. Stroll, snack, shop and enjoy the lights and festive atmosphere.
Reminder to photographers: Call for entries for a Downtown Littleton Photo Contest, sponsored by the Andy Marquez Gallery. Deadline: Dec. 1. Submit jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org. ($10 per entry-pay on website with PayPal or in person at the gallery, 2329 W. Main St. #206.) Best of Show, first and second places will be chosen in color and black and white, to be announced on Dec. 16. A reception for winners will be 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Town Hall Arts Center, when prizes will be awarded. For information, call 303-797-6040.
ACC sale slated
The annual holiday sale by students and instructors in Arapahoe Community College Clay and Jewelry Clubs offers a fine opportunity to find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts at modest prices. It will be held Dec. 5 to 7 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, in the Annex Building, east side of the Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Hours: opening reception Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m.; Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Occupy Christmas,” the Skyline Chorus (Sweet Adelines) of Denver's Sounds of the Season Holiday Show, will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. in Lone Tree. The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra will perform there on Dec. 6 and 7, with the Castle Rock Chorale and the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble. Lonetreeartscenter.org. 720-509-1000.
Upcoming free concerts at Arapahoe Community College, in the Waring Theatre, M2900: Dec. 2, 7 p.m. — The ACC String Orchestra directed by Rene Knetsch. Dec. 4, noon — Members of the Arapahoe Philharmonic will play a lunchtime concert. Dec. 6, 7 p.m. — The ACC Jazz Ensemble, led by Cecil Lewis performs. Dec. 9, 7 p.m. — The ACC Chorus, directed by Ron Keintz and the Women's Vocal Ensemble, directed by Mayumi Yotsumoto.
A Christmas Celebration will be presented by the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, Rocky Mountain Ringers and the Lakewood Stake Choir at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6465 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. Admission is free, although donations to the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County are welcomed.
“Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum” is Cleo Parker Robinson Dance's annual holiday program, featuring 50 dancers and musicians celebrating holidays around the world. Especially nice for children. Performances at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Tickets at Newman Center box office (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday) 303-871-7720, newmantix.com.
Art at Bemis Library
The Paint Box Guild of Littleton will exhibit members' works from Dec. 2 to 31 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. It will include oils, watercolors, pastels and mixed media paintings. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 303-795-3961.
Works by Littleton potters Anita Garfein and Kim Glidden will be included in a 2013 Show and Sale of the Denver Potters Association Dec. 5-8 at the Sixth Avenue United Church, 3250 E. Sixth Ave., Denver. Area jewelry craftsmen will also exhibit work. Hours: Dec. 5 (3 to 8 p.m.); Dec. 6 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Dec. 8 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 303-377-5535, castleclayartists.net.